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Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we are grateful to know, that when we sing this little song that all things are possible now that You’re here. We realize that is what the angelic messenger, Gabriel said to Mary, that all things are possible with the Presence of Almighty God, Personally there on the scene.
And so we know there is no limit now to this hour in which we live, and as we sing these words we pray Father that they may not only come from our lips and from our minds, because we memorize them, but we pray now they may come from our hearts, where they’re deeply engraved in the very soul, and become the life of the soul, O God, and then therefore becoming the life of us.
Help us in our studies tonight Lord to glorify Your Name, to not give way to our own thoughts, our own feelings, our own ideas, or any hearsay whatsoever, but may we learn always to just strictly stay with the Word.
Help us O God to do this, we know we’re human, but we’re fast leaving the place of humanity, getting into the place of immortality, which is a Godlikeness never beheld in a race before on earth, not even Adam.
So we pray Father that we’ll just be very conscious now of Your Word and what it means, and dwell on it, and then see it supercede all things in our lives. Help us therefore tonight; we give You the praise, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now this is The Greatest Battle #12, and in this sermon we are well aware concerning this message that Brother Branham has set forth that the natural mind is counterproductive to the Word of God. That is the natural mind, you’re born with it, it’s good in its place, it’s wonderful, gives you a lot of help in the right channels, but when you use it to attempt to receive revelation and the things of God, it becomes entirely counterproductive. Because as the Scripture says, “The spirit of man only knows the things of man, it doesn’t know the things of God.”
Paul also sets forth the case by bluntly stating that the mind uncontrolled by the Word of God is the enemy of God. The carnal mind is at enmity with God. The greatest battle in a Christian’s life is to bring the mind and all its inputs under the Word of God. That is to say accepting the Word of God. We must like Abraham accept what God says in the face of human life as we know it naturally, and battle until we are one with that Word. I say that we have seen this set forth in Brother Branham’s Message and accept it. But we have not seen until page 27, that there is a real key given us to help us in this battle. The key is that in accepting the perfect faith predicated upon the vindicated Word ministry of Brother Branham, we are now positioned to believe in the promises of God apart from any extraneous mental effort, or any sensation, or any human and natural input whatsoever.
What I’m saying there is that we have the basis of coming to this position that we desire, because we have accepted what has been presented to us in this hour. Or in other words to receive Heb 13:8, is what we are talking about, is to receive Mark 16, and any and all promises, not just healing. To see that God has given us the gift of His Son in form of the Holy Ghost in this hour is Heb 13:8, with the evidence of Mt 12:15-21, proving that He has come in the Spirit to the Gentiles, even as He did to the Israelites back there two thousand years ago. Thus we see Rom 8:32 is in full effect, that is “If God spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things.” Thus the dynamic theorem principle of Brother Branham’s own spiritual revelation is in full effect for us as it was for him, making this Message our healing and even all the promises of God for this hour.
Now what we’ve been looking at is that Brother Branham actually took his own life experiences that correlated perfectly with the Word of God, and that is what actually constitutes Heb 13:8, God manifesting Himself, and also in and through a prophet, so that the power of God was in full effect in his life, even to the extent of the Third Pull, which we saw in Perfect Faith, wherein he deliberately told the people that the same person with the same authoritative power in his Word, would pray for the sick and the results would be forthcoming. Because I said at different times, I’d like to know if there was possible to talk to all the people in that prayer line and see exactly what took place.
So we’re going to review this. We only took about two hundred words in an hour and a half last Sunday, and we’ll look at this again briefly, so you’ll understand and also by repetition be helped. And Brother Branham speaking on Elijah receiving a vision, and God performing exactly what was in the vision, said:
[27-4] I’ve seen it so many times.
Exactly what Elijah went through, not bringing fire down upon a mountain, devouring the sacrifice and the altar, and not killing the priests of Baal, because that’s not relevant to this hour, but what is relevant to this hour is Heb 13:8, and he’s qualitatively and quantitatively putting himself right there with Elijah, because he is the Elijah of this hour.
[27-4] I’ve seen it many times. [Said Brother Branham.] When you see the Spirit of God strike a place, and that place get under the anointing. [And that’s what he’s talking about, the anointing and what the Scripture is for that hour.] If this little group in here this morning could just take this mind here, and get every doubt out of the way…
And the mind was what? The mind that accepted the perfect identification of Malachi 4:5-6.
Now what you’re looking at here, whether we know it or not, or want to accept it or not, and I think we’ve come to the place where we do accept things because we are not so far away from the things of God as to be too dubious, but we’re looking at this, that there has to be such an acceptation and such a rest upon, and such not just rest upon, that’s a good word, but a dependence upon to the utmost of what this end time ministry was placing God and His prophet in our hour. So he said here:
[27-4] If this little group here this morning could just take this mind here, and get every doubt out of the way… [of this premise that we’re dealing with. William Branham, prophet of God, Elijah, the Presence of God, Hebrews 13:8. Then he said,] How can you doubt any more [get every doubt out of the way concerning that, then how can you doubt any more,] when you see the dead raised up, the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear?
In other words he is now taking the continuous manifestation of his ministry into account and telling us, “When you see that, not seeing what I’m telling you, but seeing what you see here, how can you have any doubt at all?”
So it is very evident that this particular area that we’re dealing with, the infallible prophet, the infallible God, Malachi 4:5,6, Hebrews 13:8, these tremendous things that are set before us evidently have not gelled with the people in their consciousness, so that they are thoroughly conversant and sold on this, so that it gives them a dynamism of faith.
Now let’s face it, that’s exactly what we’re looking at. Now you look at anything you want, but this is the crux. So we got to check our own lives out and say, “Well we’re just a little bit dopey. We’re not just half as far as we think we are.” This is not simply a mental asset of a minor quantity. This is a total commitment. And as the prophet himself was totally committed to God and his own ministry.
Now notice how he goes on further:
[27-5] And the Angel of the Lord, even His picture…
Now the Angel of the Lord and the Presence of the Angel of the Lord, and Star all mean one thing: God in manifestation to His prophet or in some manifestation, and in this case a Pillar of Fire. Now He could manifest as an angel, or an archangel, or a cherubim, that’s up to God. He can manifest in a whirlwind, He can manifest in the Rock, He can manifest as a Light, He can do what He wants. But the minute that you see that you understand that God Personally has become a messenger. And so he says here:
[27-5] The Angel of the Lord, even His picture hanging here on the wall, has got science stumped everywhere. What does He do? Stay right with the Word.
Now you notice what you’re looking at here is God Himself identifying Himself with His Word, manifesting Himself according to His Word, and producing His Word according to that Word, gives you the understanding, and the prophet, getting from the prophet, and identifying with him, giving us the understanding that look, this is consequential, this is what counts, this is what works, it is working and I am a part of it! Now that’s where we’re missing the boat. Let’s be honest with our self. But we don’t need to, and we’re not going to. Nope, we are not.
[27-5] Stay right with the Word. Amen. It cuts every devil. [You want to get rid of devils? There’s your answer. And when devil’s are cast out, the Kingdom of God has come unto you.] What is It? The ministering Spirits from the Presence of God to anoint the speakers of the Word, that stay with the Word, and He confirms the Word with signs following,
Now the reference now right away is to 1963, the angelic visitation, the opening of the Seals. See?
Now all right, we can see here then the true prophet is always with Heb 13:8, in that manifestation. Now listen, he goes further, and he said:
[27-6] How could we doubt [now he’s not doubting, it’s us. He might as well say, “How can you doubt?”] when He [the Presence, the Angel of His Presence, God Himself. How could we doubt when He’s been proven] scientifically, materially, spiritually, everyway that can be proved, He’s proved to be here. [And of course what’s He here for? See you got to look at that.] What’s the matter? It’s in our minds. We open our minds to things, and say, “Well, I–I don’t know whether it could be or not.
What could be or not? This on the wall here, this on the wall here. This could be the Angel of His Presence, and this could actually be the descent of 1 Thessalonians 4:16. See? Now those descents are like the time of Abraham, God descended to Abraham on more than one time, but the descent of the promise of the son, which is paramount to what we’re looking at, which I think is Genesis 18, is identical to 1 Thessalonians 4:16. The Appearing on the river would be around chapter 15, or whatever chapter it is that God was dealing with Abraham, when He came down in the darkness, and the Pillar of Fire, a ball of fire rolled between the covenant sacrifice and consumed them. So you can see how that God can descend. His Presence can be there. And notice how the increasing Presence, and notice the care.
All right, now Brother Branham says here:
[27-5] The ministering Spirits sent from the Presence of God to anoint the speakers of the Word, that stay with the Word, and He confirms the Word with signs following…
Now where is that taken from? That’s taken from the Book of Hebrews 2. So let’s look at it. And here’s where you and I come in, by the grace of God. And remember the first 4 verses of Hebrews 2 constitute an interpolation. Because 1:14 says:
(14) Are they not all ministering spirits, [as Brother Branham uses that verse,] sent forth to minister [to] them who shall be heirs of salvation? [And then verse 5,]
(05) For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
But the interpolation is the eloquent manifesto and proclamation of what I’m preaching tonight from Brother Branham’s message.
(01) Wherefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. [Now this is to the ministry.]
(02) For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
(03) How shall we escape, if we neglect [that] great salvation; [spoken. Like it’s spoken of now through a prophet, the Pillar of Fire and the mighty messengers, embodiments of the Holy Spirit under the Seals. And this is a wind-up of salvation.] which at first began spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
(04) God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Now there’s what Brother Branham said right here. With both signs and wonders. And so therefore the ministry that stays with the Word in a five-fold ministry, which is in Ephesians 4, is no different at all from William Branham and the Pillar of Fire. There is no difference at all. Because the Word of God in the mouth of anything, could even be a dumb animal made to walk, is no different from the Word of God in the mouth of an angel or a prophet, the Word of God is the Word of God as long as it is said exactly the way God said it. And even if it’s meant to the wrong end and intent the way the devil did, of course he changed it, it is still the Word of God.
So what you’re looking at here is, and I want to bring to your attention, is that God came on the spot. John the Baptist introduced Him; the apostles were the ones that lived with Him. But after He was gone it was their word concerning Him that brought the signs and the wonders predicated upon the original! Now that’s what we’re looking at! And that’s what I call basically the dynamic theorem principle of the William Branham spiritual proven ministry. Now that’s what you’re looking at.
Now you notice when the sons, the seven sons of Sceva decided they might have a little bit of fun casting out devils and they were in kind of the devils league themselves, they said, “We adjure you by Jesus by whom Paul preaches.”
And the devil said, “Well Jesus we know and Paul we know, but who are you?”
Now reverse that, exactly who are we? I adjure you by the Christ that William Branham absolutely identified and we are authenticated to Him, we adjure you by the living God! Like “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” said Elisha. No voice is going to come back and say, “William Branham I know and Jesus I know, but who are you?” No way, shape and form.
All right, so you can see where the signs that followed, followed the identification with those who knew him. So we’re looking at Brother Branham and of course you’re looking at me also, on this ground that I knew Brother Branham very well and was with him. But that doesn’t matter. You can take anybody preaching this Word and you get the very same thing.
Now let’s go back to 1 John 1, and we’ll see the very same thing set forth there in the same realm.
(01) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Now you can take this to the apostle Paul, on the Road to Damascus. And he pleading for himself in the Book of Galatians.
(02) (For the life was manifested, and we [saw] it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
Now there you are, in the beginning was the Logos, the Logos was with God and the Logos was God. In Him was life, in Him was to become life. Now we saw which was in Him and it became it and it produced a man. It became the temple of the Holy Ghost. God Himself.
(03) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us:
On what grounds? On faith in the Word that that person delivers! Faith in his experience, faith in his understanding, and say, “I am taking this as superior to and overall every single thought anybody else ever had or ever will have, those thoughts are my thoughts.” Now you’re getting somewhere. Now that’s a dedication, and it takes more than talk, it will take a battle. Now that’s what you’re looking at. See? Now:
(03) …and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
“And you can have the same thing based upon acceptation of my experience with God.”
Now right today nobody is willing to accept any experience of another man’s with God. “Hallelujah, we’re all free spirits, all got the Holy Ghost, bless God, I know as much as anybody, I’m saved, hallelujah.” Oh shut-up, you’re going plumb to hell with a testimony like that. You’re a liar. And the truth isn’t in you. The Pharisees had the same rotten corruption.
So you see when you got that free spirit on you, think you got something to add, you’d better shut your cotton-picking mouth and sit right down and ask God to sew you up from lip to lip. That’s exactly right. Nobody’s got a word to say. Brother Branham said, “You ain’t got a think coming.” The apostle Paul proved that on more than one occasion.
I know a lot of people don’t understand love the way I preach it here, I don’t say I’ve got too much myself, but I understand when Paul, the Holy Ghost said, “Separate Me Paul and Barnabas, the work I’ve called them.” When Barnabas got out of line, they were gone just like that. I like to see somebody stand where you don’t fool with them. I’m not saying I’m that kind of a guy for one minute, but I tell you, you got to understand.
(05) This then is the message we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If the first age started with a message, Alpha being Omega, the last age must stop with a message, it must go right on through.
[27-6] How could we doubt when He’s [been proven] scientifically, materially, spiritually, every way that can be proved, He’s proved here. What’s the matter? It’s in our minds.
Now notice, Brother Branham now uses two statements. The first statement he says:
[27-6] We open our minds, and say, [one] “Well, I don’t know whether it could be or not.
What’s he referring to? This and this. “I don’t know,” he said, “if that could be right. I don’t know if God would do that.” Oh you’d better know. Now what’s the next thing? Watch how you go from there to the next:
[27-6] Maybe, I’ll feel better tomorrow…”
So if you don’t accept the one, you open your mind to the other! See? Now we’ll clear some of this up a little while as we go along, just give me time. But get your understanding, understanding here. “I don’t know whether this could be right. I don’t know if there’s a Malachi 4:5,6. I really don’t know if a prophet could come to the Gentiles, in fact I’m quite sure he couldn’t. I don’t know if I can accept that’s a revelation of Hebrews 13:8, when you go from Genesis 18 and begin to place with the Word. I don’t really believe that you could put that much on a prophet, after all we’re all prophets, we all got something, hallelujah.”
Now we’re talking about us, and I don’t give a tiddlywink about the guys out there, I’m not interested in any Pentecost or any so-called Christian, I’m interested in us. I want this church, and I mean it, not because I’m here, don’t get that idea, but I am here! And I want it for me! If you don’t want it, I want it for me! Now I want it for you and I want it for me, because it’s interrelated. But if you don’t want it and I can’t get it, somebody is going to get it! And it’s going to be based upon this, that the sweet Spirit of Christ coming more and more into the church until every gift and every sensation and everything is laid on the shelf and everybody starts to get healed, which will be a witness to the resurrection. And that’s what you’re looking at. Now can the church rise to it? The answer is absolutely. Somebody’s going to do it. You mean to tell me that God has a promise somewhere that can’t be fulfilled in somebody? Don’t be ridiculous. He took Abraham by the back of the neck and just pulled him right out. We’ll see that shortly.
All right, now, what then am I saying? I am saying categorically 3 John and verse 2,
(02) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Now Brother Branham spoke of the mind and the spirit getting the Word down into the heart! Into the soul! Now this is what we’re looking at. “Take this Message for your healing.” Take it for everything. The major premise then of the hour is this: Malachi 4:5,6, Matthew 12:15-21, or so in there, put them together constituting Hebrews 13:8, and standing on the witness as the pervasive influence by the Spirit of the living God to make you one with Him and Him and this! Out of that will be a prosperous soul! That’s right, you are looking for the prosperous soul that brings forth the healing and the material concept that is needed in this hour when the whole thing crashes. Because far as I know we will not be out of here before there’s real trouble.
So you have a lot, we have a long way to go in a sense of depth into the intrinsic and into the essential, which Brother Branham used roughly eighty percent of his whole Message in the presentation of That and That. And he depended on it. In fact the creation of squirrels was for him, the evidence of his own resurrection. When he went beyond the Curtain of Time that settled for him once and for all what it’s like when he leaves this body. And he couldn’t wait to get over there. Then I guess the squirrels were created; now he can’t wait till get back. That’s the way it should be. Under the Edenic conditions, which we are in a fallen Eden at this point. All right:
[27-6] “Well, I don’t know…. Maybe, if I feel better tomorrow…” [Or he said,] that doesn’t have one thing to do with it.
Now this is not an interpolation so much as it is an illustration as he goes for several paragraphs on page 28, concerning Abraham. And it’s kind of an interpolation, when you get right to the bottom paragraph, but not really so.
So all right, this is the lesson to us who believe this Message. How we are to think and speak and act. And he lays it out:
[28-1] As I have often said, Abraham might’ve said to Sarah… She was passed the age of being a woman [that is a bearer of children you know, the menstrual cycles were gone.] See? She was sixty-five years old; probably passed it for fifteen, twenty years. [No doubt, it’s the truth.] And he said to her, maybe the next few days and said, “You feel any different, dear?”
“Not a bit different.”
[28-2] “That doesn’t have one thing to do with it; we’re going right on anyhow. Well now, if you start back as a young woman again, we know that through that blood of life, well then, we find out it’s going to cushion the baby and everything be all right. Now, you feel any different today? It’s been a month since He promised me. Do you feel any difference, dear?”
[28-3] “Not a bit, Abraham.”
Now let’s notice here. In this third paragraph, Brother Branham shows you and me that Abraham did not deny the condition. But he denied its power and permanency in the face of a Word of God, when God appeared, manifested Himself and vindicated His Word! Now if we’re the seed of Abraham, we ain’t got a worry in the world. And it has nothing to do with us honey-child. Nothing at all, except open your mind to say, “This is it.” And let it get down inside where you’re banking on it.
Now what our trouble is this, we are too much back in denomination, where we’ve been taught for too long how we must be so careful! How careful are you when you drink your lousy coffee and eat your chocolate bars and all the crud that kills you? Let somebody open up a nice big cake and you’re a bigger hog than I am, because I’ve had to learn over the years to cull back, but you’re bigger hogs than I am. You don’t have one bit of trouble guzzling, piggy, piggy, piggy. What about sheep at this fountain? It’s a good question, isn’t it? It’s a mighty good question.
In other words we have been taught so long by organization that we are literally fearful to come into the Presence and believe it. We’ve been so taught against it, and taught to be so careful and everything else, while they pull everything else over us! See? The devil came along and he snitched life right away from Adam and Eve. And they went right for it like a couple of pigs. Couldn’t wait to guzzle. This church here is no different, I’m no different, you’re no different. You can see where the battle of the mind is. We don’t get this way brother/sister in fifteen minutes, that’s why I believe God called me off the field to hammer, hammer, hammer, because He knows I need it, and He knows you need it too.
You know something? Hitler proved that you can tell a lie till it becomes a truth. The Russians have done it all the time, and everybody does it all the time. The Roman Catholic church, the Protestants, they all do it, hammer, hammer, hammer. Hammer, hammer, hammer! The Word of God’s a hammer and a sword, it’s a rock. We better learn a few things. Abraham did not deny the conditions, but he denied their power, and their authority, in the face of the Word of God declaring what God was going to do about it. We have seen what God is doing about it at this hour.
The first thing people did when they saw this they made Brother Branham God and everything else. Then the people that made Brother Branham God scared the other people so bad they couldn’t believe that he was God to the people. And they went too far the other way. Where’s the middle of the road? I believe today by the grace of God we’re right in the middle of the road at this point the best we can, I’m trying to be the best I can… I can’t tell you anything else; I got to stay with it.
[28-2] “…Do you feel any different?”
[28-3] [She said,] “Not a bit, Abraham. There’s not a sign, nothing. I’m still just like I have been now the last few years; there’s not a bit of difference.”
“Glory to God, we’re going to have it anyway.”
That’s exactly right. In the face of what? Not simply a Word, but the Word Himself! Not printed form anymore, and not just a voice, but demonstrated manifestation.
[28-4] “Do you mean that, Abraham… Look, if He promised you, surely He’d give us a sign this a-way. Surely He’d give us a sign”“ Ha. Hallelujah. A weak and adulterous generation seeks after signs. That’s right. He had a Sign. What was it? God’s Word, That was a Sign. How could God heal [His] child? God’s Word said so. If I feel a sensation or no sensation, no matter what happen, God said so, that settles it.
All right, notice this here represents the Third Pull and perfect faith, which has got to come in the Bride. It will – not you and I going to say something out there like William Branham ministry, I don’t go for that, although that’s possible to a degree, I’m not interested. I’m interested in what I’m talking about this evening here. Now he said:
[28-4] The wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. That’s right. Abraham had his Sign.
All right, what was his sign? The visitation. Therefore whatever the visitation brought, that is promise wise, Word wise, that is all you need. You don’t need to worry about anything else. See? So that’s what we’re looking at here.
All right, notice, signs lead to the Word of God and from then on there is no sign needed. In other words the signs that the prophet brings, the sign that God Himself brings, is to get you to the Word. And from that time on it becomes the theorem principle! You simply apply it to everything. What is the theorem principle? The Word of God proved to be true! It’s not left up to you and me to prove one thing from then on. And we don’t. So therefore no signs are needed, no more proof, nothing else.
Let’s go to Matthew 12. And what I’ve got written down here, hope I’m right, is Matthew 12:38. Okay:
(38) Then certain of scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
(39) [And] he answered and said, An evil and adulterous generation seek[s] after a sign; [but] there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
(40) For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
(41) The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(42) The queen of the south shall rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
All right now, the sign of the prophet Jonah, three days and three nights in the earth, absolutely constitutes the fact of Isaiah 53, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But in this hour it is not the death, it is the evidence and the proof that He is alive, that He is in other words proving Heb 13:8. As Brother Branham said, “If Jesus Christ is here in the form of the Holy Ghost, He will now do the miracles and give the evidence to the Gentiles as He did to the Jews.” And that’s exactly what has happened in our day.
All right, he said, “Ha, there is no sign necessary, there are no fleeces necessary, there is no sensation necessary, there is nothing necessary from this point on. I am locked in.”
Now most of us have not come to the point of being locked in to the election and predestinating power of our God based on our acceptation of this, which categorically says, “If you believe this, then you have fellowship with the Father. You’re walking in the light and the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses.” But they’re turning this down hand over fist. They’re using every excuse for it. Which is their business, I haven’t got any time for that, I just preach the Word of God.
[28-5] Abraham now said this, “Get your bonnets and everything together; we’re taking off to the land.” (Now this might not be quite chronologically correct, but it’s spiritually correct. You’ve got to dump the organization, everything you’ve been into.)
“Where you going?”
“I don’t know (Amen.), but we’re going anyhow…”
And that’s right. Where do you think you’re going to end up with this Message? Well frankly I ain’t never been there! Wherever this Message goes, I’m going! And if it goes to hell, I’m going to hell! Live, die, sink or swim. And if it’s going to heaven, I’m going to heaven! And if this leads to the Tree of Life, I’m going to get out of here alive! Not dead. Oh that’s going to be a good feeling.
[28-5] “…we’re going anyhow. Here we go.”
What did he do? He started out to receive the promise, what God said. What is the promise? Rapture. Rapture. See? Study The Rapture message.
[28-5] …Here we go.” Packed up and going. Hallelujah. That’s the real Word of God.
What’s the real Word of God? Genesis 18, Heb 13:8, doing this. Look, when you put the gas in your tank, you’d better believe the car’s going to move. When you’ve got the revelation of this, which is the living Word, you’d better believe something’s going to happen, it’s going to start moving you.
[28-5] That’s the real Word of God. What was holding [Abraham steady]? The promises of God, the Word of God.
Is that a fact? Not just that brother/sister, he says, “The vindicated.” It’s always the vindicated. Now listen, once the Word is vindicated, we need nothing further but a walk in faith, to keep applying the vindication, as we call Brother Branham’s theorem, the principle that he took great stock in himself, if he could put stock in it, we think it’s worth looking at and believing, then we can put stock in it too the same as he did.
Now remember, when he was questioned by Dr. Davis, he said, “Well do you think for one minute a grade school educated kid like you and really know education is going to stand before kings and presidents?”
He said, “That’s what He said.” And he did, and where’s Dr. Davis? Dead as a dodo, no doubt. I hope the guy’s saved, but what do I know about it? Personally what have I got to do with him? I can’t worry about him; I can’t worry about you or anybody else, when it comes down to me. And you can’t worry about me or anybody else when it comes down to you. Now you pray for each other and do what you can, but look this is a one-to-one confrontation. See? You got to stand there. We’ve got to understand the proof.
[28-6] “Come out from amongst your people, Abraham, [that’s to the seed, to you and me,] the thing of it is they’re doubters and unbelievers…”
Doubters and unbelievers of what? Heb 13:8, they’ll mouth it but they don’t believe it! The Baptist will tell you that, and they’ve got no more conception of that than a hog on ice. The Pentecost will tell you that, and they have no conception at all except Mark 16, and any false anointed can produce it. Judas can raise the dead. They do not understand Hebrews 13:8, there’s no way they do.
[28-6] “…they’re the doubters and unbelievers…”
Do you mean to tell me for one minute that they’re going to believe Genesis 18 and Hebrews 13:8 is fulfilled there? Ha! I told you years ago that Brother Branham’s theology, his language was so different from ours, we failed to catch him! And they don’t understand mine either, because mine’s Brother Branham’s. They’re not going to understand it. I don’t pretend they do, and there’s no use them pretending they do, because they don’t. Now:
[28-6] Come out [of her… or you’ll be] in the same fix.
That’s exactly what it says in the Book of Hebrews 11. Now a lot of people think they can play around and play around with Pentecost, like we see them running around in this Message, oh yes we do, putting a new patch on an old garment, but I want to tell you right from the Book of Hebrews 11:14, it says:
(14) For they that say such things [as Abraham plainly declared] they seek a country.
(15) And truly, if they had [kept in mind] that country from whence they came out, they [would have gone back.]
In other words you’ve got to wash your brain of everything you know about Pentecost and every denomination just the minute this Word comes in. And you know that’s tough. I used to have a great battle over ‘Stature Of A Perfect Man’, I don’t have it anymore at all. If I don’t qualify, bless God, somebody will. No problem. He said it, that’s it.
Now he said:
[28-6] “Leave all your conscience…”
That word ‘conscience’ like we think is something pricks our mind and all. To me that’s not really the gist of it. Although that’s part of it, when you look in your conscience back in there, what you’re raised on Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Methodism, God knows what, mostly God knows what. Should say mostly the devil knows what, because you hardly know either.
[28-6] “Leave all [of that junk, he said,] behind you [of your senses and signs that you’ve been told to look at, which aren’t the right ones,] like that; open up your mind, and remember It’s Me.”
And that’s God speaking. “Remember it’s Me.” Why say, “Remember it’s Me”? You dump everything for the Presence!
I ask you a question. Who descended, or who’s going to descend in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, if He hasn’t come yet? Oh everybody’s got that figured out, “Oh He’s going to come down so far and stop there.” Hogwash. You talk about assinity. The only way you can change is it’s to see Him. How are you going to see Him? “Oh I’m going to get changed.” And then see Him? You’re a liar. The Bible says you’ve got to get changed first, then you’ll see Him. So you got to see Him down here to get your change to get up there.
You can’t even take a little Scripture, like your stupid Trinitarians. Three gods, sure, can you read the Bible, “One mediator between man and God, the man Christ Jesus!” Not the God Christ Jesus, but the man Christ Jesus. So now you’ve got a God Christ Jesus and a man Christ Jesus, can you differentiate? Where’s your Trinitarian hogwash now? You got rid of one of them, didn’t you? Every theologian knows, a Trinitarian, that He came back as the Holy Ghost, He said He would and He did. So now you’ve got one God left, now where is He? What’s He doing?
You blow every Catholic/Protestant mind on that, they haven’t got a clue. Haven’t got a clue. And you know what? Those that do have a clue haven’t got the guts to preach it. That’s right; they haven’t got the guts to preach it. “My organization will throw me out.”
Pentecostal fellow back in Canada, I really loved the old boy, he never knew me, but I loved the way he preached, I really had a kindred spirit with that old bird. And they got a fellow in the spot one day for believing in Jesus Only, that is one God, and it was a Jesus Only doctrine, which we don’t believe in. And this old Trinitarian said, “Look,” he said, “I’m going to tell you something. You lay off that guy. He may have a whole lot more truth than we’ve got.” Why didn’t he preach it? He didn’t have the guts. I think he would have had the guts, but he didn’t have the revelation, put it that way. He was a pretty good old boy.
[28-6] “…Come live with Me.”
He said, “It is I and you come live with Me.” Live with Me what? Hebrews 13:8, see? The Presence and the Message. “Come live with Me.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16, the Lord shall descend with a Shout. “Come live with Me.” The Spirit that’s loosed in the church, it’s amongst us, and Ephesians 1:17. That’s what we’re looking at. The sign is all over. We know Who came down. We know how He came down. We know how He was manifested. We know His Message; we know all of these things, that’s all that’s necessary. It means a total separation from all unbelief, as Brother Branham put it; the Word demands a total separation. This is what we’re looking at. We’re looking at Colossians 3:4, I think it is:
(04) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall [we] also appear with him in glory.
When He perfectly manifests Himself in His true character, then you’ll come into your character! What’s your character going to be? To the world, they’re going to say, “Well let me tell you something. Why I sure wouldn’t have crucified Christ, I would have recognized Him back there when He came in flesh.” You bet it, you’re a liar and you know it. It proves right today you don’t recognize Him at this point. The fruit’s in manifestation, brother, on the two vines, and don’t kid yourself it’s not.
(14) Blessed are they that [wash their robes], they may have right to the tree of life, enter in [to] the gates to the city.
He’s here so you can have it now. He’s here with immortality. Brother Branham said He rose with healing in His wings, which is immortality. Keep reading:
[29-1] God calling every seed of Abraham this morning to the same kind of a life. [All right, what is it? The life of unquestioned faith or the life that doesn’t question the Word that Brother Branham brought under the conditions it brought, which was manifested.] The great battle is going on now worldwide. [That’s not your healing brother/sister, you getting a loaf of bread on your table. Nope. This is a little different. This is the big thing right here, the big doctrinal battle.] God wants his children separating themselves from what? See, taste, feel, smell, hear, imaginations, conscience, memories, reason, affection, everything.
Now that’s Pentecostal. God wants the wheat to separate from the shuck. In other words, Pentecost like Luther, Wesley, have gone carnal from the spiritual. Now the whole embodiment of spirituality lies in a Bride.
[29-1] See, taste, feel, smell, hear, imaginations, conscience, memories, reason, affections, everything. Open up their minds and let the Word come in and march with the Word.
In other words, the beat of the drummer is the cadence of the Message. And the Message is based on the theorem principle, vindicated Word. Now what’s a theorem? Something not self-evident but can be proven and then accepted as a principle because it can be proven. Vindicated Word is a proven principles, this is the Reverend William Branham theorem. Separate from unbelief and come out, for the Son in flesh and the city which hath foundations. This is the separation time of Matthew 24:40-42, where they’re coming to the carcass, the dividing by the Word of Almighty God.
Now let’s be honest with ourselves. When any message is brought anywhere, what is roused up within the people? Anything that’s contrary to what they say, they immediately get angered by it, and want to throw it out of their minds, and except for God, they will throw it out of their minds.
Now this message Brother Branham preached, we want to know that every message but William Branham’s message involves the channels that Brother Branham condemns, in a wrong way. The mind rejects Elijah, serpent seed, one God, and all the things that we stand on. Just turns it aside.
Now Brother Branham said, what this person is, that opens up the mind to let the Word come in and march with the Word based upon the vindication. All you do from that point on is say, “Brother Branham said it, that’s it. If I don’t understand, he still said it, that’s true. God will give me understanding.” I wait months, years and years for these things to come to me.
Now he said:
[29-1] That’s a real soldier.
Why does he say, “That’s a real soldier”? Let’s begin to look at it, we looked at it dozens of times; it’s 1 Corinthians 15, of course you know I’m going to go there. If you didn’t know by now, I’m ashamed of you. Am I ashamed of anybody this evening? I hope not, I hope not, I hope not. I mean it. Verse 20,
(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. [That’s a promise, every son of Adam, but no serpent seed. For as in Adam all die. So now, verse 23:]
(23) But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his [Parousia].
The One that descended, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, the One that’s in Ephesians 1:17.
(24) Then cometh the end, [when?] when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and [all] power.
For this One that came down, to take over authority for the One under Whose feet it’s placed, He’s going to reign. All right, there’s a reign on right now, the King is here. If the King is here, the Kingdom is here.
Now you say, “Well I just don’t believe it, I’m looking…” You see there you are, you’re looking down the road again. Why are you looking down the road when the Word of God distinctly said, “The Kingdom of God cometh without observation.” And He said, “The Kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Talking about Himself. People just don’t want to believe the Word of God. They don’t want to believe White Throne. Do you realize White Throne was here when Jesus condemned those Pharisees? It’s all over. It’s all over. I don’t care when they come up! White Throne is nothing but a repeat of what’s going on now. And White Throne is here right today. I’m at the White Throne, and you’re at the White Throne. Don’t kid yourself.
(25) …He must reign, till… all enemies [put] under his feet.
(26) [And] the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
And that’s right. And that’s exactly at the last time, after the White Throne, at the Lake of Fire, when the whole thing is wound up, Christ is on the throne above Zion, the New Jerusalem, the holy City, and the Pillar of Fire above it.
(27) For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, [or left out] which did put all things under him.
(28) And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
And the Lord Himself descended with a Shout, and that word ‘shout’, ‘kalusma’, is the same word that inculcates the word ‘subjection’. So the Lord came down to put a church in order! To put everything under the feet of Jesus! Which is significant, a Bride is going to rise up and literally be under His feet! And meet Him at the Wedding Supper, where He becomes reincarnated by God; we crown Him King of king and Lord of lords. That’s going on right now. Not just putting gifts in a little room, brother/sister.
But you know something? If they didn’t believe that, they’re not going to believe this. Where’s the church today that ran off on Brother Branham? Women are cutting their hair, wearing slacks, paint and powder, everything else. Oh long as they can talk in tongues, whoop it up, it’s okay. Well go ahead, be my guest, I’ve got no problem; you’ve got the problem, not me.
[29-2] That’s the way the stars stand. [Like the soldiers in the battle.] The solar system hasn’t changed. [Neither has God changed. And His system hasn’t changed.] The zodiac, [He’s Hebrews 13:8, the zodiac, that is the Bible in the stars, all the signs.] the morning star rises on its post of duty every morning just exactly the way it did when the earth was created. The evening star takes its place. Every star, the little dipper, is right at the time of the season just exactly where it’s supposed to be. The north star stands steady and never moves.
It’s at the end of the Big Dipper, isn’t it? And from thereon, you want to know where the North Star is, you just go ahead and find the Big Dipper, follow it through. See?
[29-2] The north star stands and never moves. Hallelujah. The whole thing revolves around the north star, all the rest of them, because it’s right in the center of the earth; that’s Christ.
Now he’s telling you right here, He’s here, and everything’s rotating around Him now. So therefore can you believe it? I want to ask you a question: once He came down, did He go away? We’re fought on the Presence all the time. They open their mouths and they destroy themselves. Now if they believe what they believe, then He’s got to come down again, go up, and come down again and go up, and that’s latter rain.
I remember years ago, a guy named Leonard, up in Canada there, he laughed his head off, and I laughed with him. He said, “These latter-rainers,” he said, “I don’t understand them.” He said, “They got them like a yo-yo.” He said, “I don’t know where they get their Scripture from, I don’t understand anything.” But he said, “They got Him coming down, going up, coming down, going up and coming down, and going up.” He said, “That’s a yo-yo.”
That is 1 Thessalonians 4:16, the Lord descend with the Shout and He goes back, descend with a voice, then He goes back, descend with the trumpet, then goes back. Prove it. Brother Branham said the Pillar of Fire is here to lead us into the Millennium. And he said, “When that Spirit’s in our midst becomes incarnate to us, we’ll crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords.” So the Spirit is here. God’s the great General leading His army; we’ll find that here too. Why he says it right here.
See now, Brother Branham, in this paragraph here, this is truly as we say 1 Corinthians 15, the church in divine order, with Christ the Headship, he said Headship has come. As wonderful as Eden was, and the people in it, remember they abandoned the Word, and when they did the Word abandoned them. It went completely negative. And remember everything in this world in nature is a negative and a positive. Where everything in …?… pieces. There’s a cursing and a blessing. Parallelism of Scripture. Can’t get away from it.
So now there is with 1 Thessalonians 4:13, what is there? This is the vindication of 2 Thessalonians 1, and the condemnation of the others. And what is Ephesians 1:17? The vindication of the Bride, she’ll be caught away in a Rapture, the rest will stay here, and they’ll die. It’s all in order. It’s because He is here, that is it, all else stems from that, that the Lord did descend with a Shout, and it’s a good thing He had a prophet there to help us, and that’s the way God does it. See?
[29-3] He stands there, commands His army as the great Captain. Like Moses on the mountain with his hands up, and Israel was fighting, cutting their way through; and he stood with his hands up. He stood with his hands up till the sun went down; they had to hold his hands up then. That was Moses; he was a type of Christ. To be sure that His hands stayed up, His hands was nailed to the cross.
[That’s Jesus, like Moses, see?] Hallelujah. And He climbed the ramparts of glory today with His bloody garments before God at the right hand of His Majesty there. And the battles to every soldier that will cut his way through [I don’t care what takes place] with the Word of God, he’ll cut himself to freedom. Amen.
In other words, he’s telling you here the way to victory is with this Word that Brother Branham gave us, because he said, “Nothing will come to life outside of this Message.” See? And that of course is identical to Romans 12:1-3, we become transformed or transfigured; we enter a complete metamorphosis by the renewing of our minds. In other words, what we were cut out to be, we will be, and this is the hour to be that.
[29-4] [Take for example] a chicken in a egg, what if he’s afraid to peep? What if he’s afraid to pip the egg? What if the little chicken inside the egg, a little bird is afraid to hit the egg shell? What if he’d heard a sound on the outside, said, “Don’t hit that shell; you might hurt yourself”? But nature itself in the bird tells him, “Pick on it. Knock a hole in it.” [See?]
Now, in other words we are to testify to Mal 3:16, as it tells us, and to testify to Malachi 4:5,6. Now what he’s telling us here is to get the freedom from the carnal mind. And a carnal mind of course, its existence will keep us from the spiritual places in Jesus Christ, but if we work on it in this fallen Eden condition, that’s where it is, we will absolutely militate and gravitate to the Tree of Life and become immortal.
Now he says here:
[29-5] Let the old organizations say, “Days of miracles are passed. You’re going to hurt yourself. You are going into fanaticism.”
Now I’m going to explain a little mystery to you here. It’s really quite simple when you get the answer. Now Brother Branham, we’ve gotten a part of it, he’s hitting out here this and the message. Hammer, hammer, hammer. Suddenly turns around and illustrates about you and me getting a little healing. Now why does he mix the two things up? Now see I would not do that way. I’m not a prophet anyway, and I don’t work too close to God, so I would not be right. This is right, what he’s doing here. As a teacher I can come behind, I’ll separate them. I can take Mark 16 over here, and I’ll take Hebrews 13:8 over here, and watch it work.
But you see with Brother Branham, in 1933, when He came down, He said, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming, so your Message will forerun the second coming.” Right? But in 1946, He said, “Take a gift of healing to the world”! Now he’s got two commissions. Got two commissions. That’s why Brother Branham incessantly preached healing. And said, “I’ve been sent to pray for the sick.” Because he had the double commission.
So you cannot help but see this go back and forth, and I am taking it back and forth to show you, and get you to understand if we come to the position where we understand the Message and know what Hebrews 13:8 is, and that is the whole, brother/sister, then it is therefore not only not impossible to produce the section or a part of the whole, but it is also legitimate to place ourselves in the position of believing the whole and what comes out of it, which is as we said Romans 8:32: “If God spared not His only Son, but delivered Him up for us all.” And if God then was gracious to give us the gift of His Son in the form of the Holy Ghost, then shall He not in both cases give us all things?
So what you’re looking at here is exactly what John said. That your soul may prosper and be in health, and you may prosper according to the soul, and today we have the privilege of the soul coming back to reaching out to the Tree of Life. And this is not simply accidental. So I want you to see what we’re saying here, remember healing is the children’s bread.
So he said to the people here now, little girl lying there and so on, and to us:
[29-5] Let old organizations say, “Days of miracles have passed.
Well we know they’re not, if we believed that how in the world – how in the world is anybody going to stuff that down my neck, days of miracles have passed, if I believe that? Well the fellow’s got to be a fruitcake, and I’ve got to be just as fruity. See?
[29-6] Peck right against the shell just as hard as you can. [Little bird.] Hallelujah. “Satan, get away; I’m coming out of here; I’m not lying here anymore; I’m not sitting here anymore; I’m not on this old devil’s ground anymore;
Now just a minute, you can be on the devil’s ground absolutely and get healed. Judas was on the devil’s ground, he was the devil’s ground. The devil incarnated him. So this he’s talking here, the devil’s ground is total unbelief, that’s true. But we’re not on the devil’s ground, period, we’re on this ground. We’re against the devil, we’re fighting the devil.
[29-6] I’m pecking my way out this morning. Amen. I’m a eagle.”
Now hold it, anybody can say, “Well I’m going to get my healing,” and be no more eagle than nothing. He’s talking to us now, he’s helping us, you see. He’s helping us get Mark 16.
[30-1] With that little old eagle, that trip-hammer neck back there pecking against the shell, no matter how hard the shell was, it pecked right through it. First thing you know he could flop his wings a little. He was all right.
In other words keep talking and witnessing to this Message and eventually no other thought can exist. That’s all you’ll see, and with that vision comes the strength to believe everything in the book that’s for this hour.
[30-2] Peck your way out; [said Brother Branham,] that’s right. How do you do it? Blasting it with THUS SAITH THE LORD, THUS SAITH THE LORD, THUS SAITH THE LORD; [well sure, that’s great if you’ve got it. We’ve got it. Nobody else believes what we believe.] finally begins to smell some fresh air.
Finally, in other words, constant deliberately applying the mind to the Word it will begin to gel and make sense within the framework and continuity of Brother Branham and his Message. You’re beginning to get the fresh air. Not just a new patch on an old garment. Everything we are taught by Brother Branham is ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, so we keep adding until the life is filled with the Word, which is Spirit-filled.
[30-2] THUS SAITH THE LORD, got your head on the outside. THUS SAITH THE LORD. Push hard now, you’re coming out. He never goes back to the shell again. [See?] Amen. He’s free. Oh, my. That Word, once it gets down through all those senses, and consciences, and things, till It gets settled down here, and that mind open up and lets it [oh, God, have mercy], there’s never anything to put it in bondage again. You’re free. Whom the Son has made free is [free outside] the shell.
All right, can you tell me that’s because you get a healing you’re free? You never get sick again? Nothing to do with it. He’s right back again, the two being interwoven, he winter weaves and interweaves, because he had two commissions. One mission was to get a Bride out. The other commission was to take it to the world! So now he’s filling his obligation.
Now we just don’t sit back and say, “Well hallelujah, got the Message, I don’t need to worry about Mark 16.” Sure you do. Mark 16 is a part of the Message, because the Message is Hebrews 13:8. The other things that go with this brother/sister are simply Word filling in! If you’ve got this then you’ve got it all! Well will you tell me what else you need? Isn’t He the One that brought the Word? I mean the Pillar of Fire Himself? Didn’t He come and explain the Word and interpret the Word? All right. Who have we got? On our side, and whose side are we on? You see?
Now what you’ve got here, you’ll never go back again, and he is free. Let’s go to John 8 and talk about this freedom a little bit here. Oh, looking at the wrong verses. All right:
(31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
(32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Upon what grounds? If you take this and stick with it! See? And of course there’s the Message involved.
(33) [And] they answered, [and said,] We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say, [then you’re going to] be free?
Now we have no trouble understanding what Brother Branham’s saying here, we’re getting our freedom. Do you think anybody else would take this but us? What about that guy running around right now saying Brother Branham’s wrong, he writes letters? You know what I did? I fixed him. I just put refused on it, sent it back to him. People send me books, I say refuse, send them back. I’m not going to pay for their lousy books, then why should I fool with his stupid letter? “I say well you’re curious, you should say what he’s got to say.” I’m not interested in what’s he’s got to say, it’s antichrist. Forget it. The man said Brother Branham made a mistake, going around to put everybody right. Ha! He can’t even tell the truth about me. He said I preached twenty-four sermons on a subject, I preached forty-eight as far as I know. He’s mocking it. If he knew it, we knew that Brother Branham eighty percent at least was just on him and his vindicated ministry. Man doesn’t know split peas from buttermilk, as Jack Bell would say, but he tries to look wise like a tree full of owls, that’s his business.
(34) Jesus [said], [Truly, I truly,] say unto you, Whosoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin. [That’s unbelief. Cain.]
(35) And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
(36) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
(37) I know ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. [He lays it right out there to them. See?]
Now how far do I want to read here? That’s far; I don’t need to read any further.
[30-2] Oh, my. [He said,] That Word, once it gets down through all those senses, and conscience, and things, It gets settled, opens the mind up and lets it in, there’s nothing to put it in bondage again. You’re free. He whom the Son makes free is [free] out of the shell.
In other words, 2 Corinthians 11 is reversed. She’ll never fall from being a Bride. Brother Branham categorically said, “This Bride won’t fall.” All right, then that Bride won’t fall. Call yourself Bride, there’s no way you’re going to fall. See what’s it based on? See? Okay:
[30-3] Your denomination can never call you back;
What’s that got to do with divine healing? See, he weaves back and forth every single time. Mark 16, that’s great, Hebrews 13:8. Frankly I’ve neglected Mark 16, and I’m trusting that my revelation on it now is a hundred percent correct. That if I go ahead with this, this Message is my healing. I’ve got to come out of it. Just got to keep moving in there. Now:
[30-3] …the devil could never do anything more to you; [wonderful,] he’ll hiss and howl at you, but you’re on the highway just running at high speed [Oh, my.] running up the King’s highway, anointed soldier of the cross. All you eagles with faith proclaim “Jesus the Light of the world,” run up the King’s highway.
All right, what’s that? That’s Hebrews 13:8, not 1 Corinthians 12 and the rest of it, that’s heavenly places. This is the solemnity of the power of reality we’re into right now. See? This is what the Bible speaks of, when that which is perfect is come.
Brother Branham categorically says which he said before, he says it in the words here in this paragraph, that the pregnant mind cannot get pregnant again, nothing can enter it, the womb has been closed up. The spiritual intercourse that does this joining, it’s a spiritual intercourse that does this, and back of it all is the vindicated theorem, it has to be right. Because look at the source. See if you can’t accept that source, you’re going to have doubts, you’ve got to have doubts, I don’t care who you are.
If Brother Branham had not accepted the source as God, he would have had to blow his brains out. A man of his conscience would have had to kill himself, lest he be a further tool of the devil. You say, “Well I just don’t know that prophets go through that.” Are you kidding? Study the life of Jonah and a few other boys back there. Study the life of Elijah. He wanted to die. Maybe he climbed up on the rocks so he could throw himself down, how do you know? Bible doesn’t tell everything. Doesn’t spill all the beans. See? There you are. Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, the pregnant mind, spiritual intercourse starts right here, that’s the seed.
[30-4] Sure. Yes, sir. These are ministering Spirits sent from the Presence of God to be ministers.
Right from the Presence of God. And he brought the Presence of God with him, same as exactly Paul, and exactly Moses. Remember three great men, Moses, Paul, William Branham, in that category. Moses’ Law, Paul’s Gospel, Branham’s Message.
[30-4] …sent from the Presence of God to be ministers. To minister what? His Word, not some theology, but God’s Word. They’re ministering Spirits sent forth from God to minister: ministering Spirits. [That’s the Shout, see?] Oh. And remember if it ministers something beside the Word, it didn’t come from God, [that spirit didn’t,] ‘cause Thy Word is always confirmed in heaven. Always in heaven, the Word, God watches over It, He’ll never send a [messenger, a] Spirit [messenger] to minister something beside the Word. [See?]
Okay, this is what the prophet is all about, and actually ministers the Word as one minister’s medicine. He said to the women, “I hold your mouth open and force it into you, and you spit it out.” They won’t take the medicine. The church wouldn’t take it. This is like medicine, this is the antidote, to every problem we’ve got, and it starts right here, the prophet, God in His prophet, vindicated, absolutely there’s nothing else to believe, this is it.
Therefore if anything be contrary, you say forget it, therefore it sets us in position for Mark 16, if anything be contrary in ourselves to the Word, like Abraham considered not his own body now dead, because it was contrary to the Word. He said, “Forget it.” He refused to consider it.
Now let’s see how Brother Branham is so true with his statement here, going to Matthew 23, which Jesus is speaking to these Pharisees and hypocrites. How much time we got? Okay, we’ve got plenty of time. He says here, in verse 32:
(32) Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
(33) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? [That’s being said right today. Same God, form of the Holy Ghost.]
(34) Wherefore, behold I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some [you’ll] kill and crucify; and some [you’ll] scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
(35) That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
(36) Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. [And your Book of Revelation tells the same thing.]
(37) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them [that] are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gather[s] her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
(38) Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [It’s all gone, and you’re gone with it. Yep.]
(39) For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed [be] he that come[s] in the name of the Lord.
And they’ll be saying that, the Gentiles be saying it too, but it’ll be too late, because when He comes back on earth with us it will be all over. But you see He sent the prophets to gather the people. If He sent prophets to gather the people, and He was that prophet, to end this age, He’s going to have to do the same thing, because Alpha and Omega. See?
Now let’s go to Luke, the Book of Luke 1:26, I think it was, to begin with:
(26) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city [in] Galilee, named Nazareth,
(27) To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. [It wasn’t Mary, it was Miriam. This is a Roman Catholic dogma of Maria, the Philistines. Miriam, her name was Miriam.]
(28) And the angel [said unto her], Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
(29) When she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
(30) And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: thou hast found favour with God.
(31) Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and his name [shall be called] JESUS. [And so on.]
And you’ll notice in there what I’m looking at is the fact that God sent a messenger before the Son came in flesh. God sent a messenger to Abraham before the son came in flesh, so therefore God will send a messenger before the Son comes in flesh. That’s why He said, “Your Message will forerun the second coming of Jesus Christ.”
All right, and with that of course, we back to Matthew 12, which we all know, and I’ll go back and read it though, because it’s a good Scripture to read, fits in here, saves somebody looking it up. And it’s around the 15th verse:
(15) When Jesus [saw] it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
(16) And [he] charged them they should not make him known:
(17) That it might be fulfilled… by [the prophet] Esaias, saying,
(18) Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
(19) He shall not strive, [neither] cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
(20) A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
(21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
And that tells you right there that that’s not in the body at all, because in body He did all of those things, He never did appear to the Gentiles, and He warned His disciples not to appear either. He refused to go, when does He do it? In this age right here. You see, vindication. That’s when He comes with those clouds and messengers in 2 Thessalonians 1. And gathers us together to Him by a Message. Okay, so God sends a messenger with the Word, and let me assure you, if He Himself comes, it will be the Word.
[30-5] [Yes sir.] He will never send [a messenger,] a Spirit to minister something beside the Word.
Thus if vindicated Word is sent to us, then it contains all the will and promises of God, as in Heb 13:8 contains Mark 16. This is what a prophet is all about, bringing us the Word, and he’s like a great doctor, giving us the medicine. In other words, there’s something to heal us of our trouble.
[30-5] He will never send a Spirit and with a great big D.D., Ph.D., and his collar turned around in the back and everything like that, that says, “Well, of course, the days of miracles are passed. We all know that.” Oh, no. That didn’t come from God; it’s contrary to the Word. Amen. He sends the one that ministers the Spirit of the Word. Amen.
Oh, I had about four or five things, but I’ll let it go, to pick it up next Sunday. All right.
Okay, when Brother Branham says, “Of course the days of miracles are passed,” you know it is hard to think, let alone believe, his congregation did not believe in healing. Certainly they did. But this is just an example of getting the mind truly filled with the Word of God, faith healing, that that Word then will get down in the soul and come back through the mind and the power of Almighty God, where the person is completely healed.
Now I’m going to quit right there, because he talks about Satan and his angels anointed, and that’s on page whatever it is, 31. Didn’t get very far, but that’s far enough today. Then who knows, Sunday we’ll do what we can, and remember also there’s no meeting next Wednesday, this is the last one till after the services down there, and trust, I know you’re praying for the services, and we just trust the Lord will bless and help us to see what’s done according to His will.
Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Gracious Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your love and mercy Lord, You bring us together to go into this Word, and show us these things Lord that dissolve doubts and fears in our minds and just get it lined up the way it should be, we’re very grateful for it, we believe it is being lined up right.
And Lord we’re looking now forward to see that somehow, someway, because we are the elect of God, we believe it Lord, we don’t believe we’ve come that this far and not be the true election, that this life now is going to begin to percolate and permeate our very lives until it’s going to come forth Lord. We want to be fountains of living water.
You Yourself said when You were back there on the great day of Pentecost, “If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink, and out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water,” but this spake He of the Spirit which was not yet given, and Lord we know that right today You are here in the form of the Holy Spirit, You’re saying the same things, we come unto You and drink, out of our bellies shall flow the rivers of living water.
Out of our souls we’ll become that river that Brother Branham spoke of, where the channels now are reversed, the channels themselves aren’t reversed, but the flow is reversed, and then there’s a check valve put in Lord, and nothing will come in.
By the grace of God Lord, our minds are completely pregnated by the Word of God, and nothing shall come in but this Word Lord, and as a baby grows in the womb, so this Word shall grow and come forth into gestation until Christ be formed in us, Father.
We’re looking forward to that, and in this hour it means resurrection power, immortality, Father, someone’s going to have it, and by the grace of God we’re going to have it Lord.
Trust each one of us now comes to that place Father, where we’re so dependent upon You, so imbued with what we know is of You, we just keep marching down the road, like those good soldiers we’re in church order Father, all these things are here, help us to realize that as never before, and then just push right on in faith.
So Father we commend ourselves to You and every family represented, believing again Lord that each one here has the right to receive healing from You according to Your Word as we have been taught here, as we believe we’ve been taught, and I’ve tried to express it, O God, according to Word, and I wasn’t looking for anything to put my hand on Lord, really, it was just as I always just try to believe and then You show me, and I believe Lord You’re showing us now through this Word here, how that it actually works out, that this is the great thing that we’re looking at, the same as the prophet did, this is where he got it, and Lord this is then where we get it, because there aren’t two fountains, and if it worked for him, it’s got to work for us, because it was brought for us as he told us himself.
So we commend ourselves to You tonight, and every one of us, and thank You again for Your love and Your mercy, Your grace, Your Presence of God, and Your goodness to bring us together.
Now Lord hasten the day when the dead come forth O God, and we’re not looking for anything Lord other than that, we will still keep moving around here doing things, a little plan here, a little plan there Lord, but actually we don’t have any plans as far as we really want in our hearts and our minds, except the dead come out of the ground Lord, and we see them and talk with them and we ourselves changed and get out of here.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all power, and honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord bless you.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’