Shall we pray:
Heavenly Father, we want to again thank You, for the privilege of Your Presence Lord, in our knowledge of It by divine inspiration, You gave through a prophet, perfect vindication, we know that You’re here, the Pillar of Fire here.
Brother Branham brought us the message, to raise the dead, to lead us into the Millennium via the remarkable Rapture, the Wedding Supper, the Lamb, all those things Lord, we lay upon You and we thank You for Your Presence.
May Your Presence be felt now through the Word of Yourself Father, Your own Spirit quickening each one of us to the truth. We’ll give You the praise in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on number 6, I believe, of Jezebel Religion, and as we were studying Jezebel Religion on pages 11 to 15 last Wednesday, we found Brother Branham setting forth that it is this worship of Baal, established in Israel by a woman, Jezebel, who represented the religion of Baal and manipulated her husband, Ahab, the king of Israel, then brought about God’s judgment upon Israel, but not before a confrontation by His prophet Elijah, who had THUS SAITH THE LORD.
So you’re looking at the parallel as Brother Branham said, that there is a religion that was true to begin with, went completely adrift, changed her husband for some other husband, and of course, that was the Balaam, the religion of Baal, back in that day and God, of course, had a confrontation with the prophets before… Israel was brought into judgment and into captivity.
You’ll notice that how it was that in the beginning God lead Israel out of captivity into freedom, and then when they sullied themselves and turned from God, then God led them back into captivity. And, of course, there was just a little remnant who escaped by reason of the fact that they were the elect of Almighty God.
Then Brother Branham went further… The election of President Kennedy, which was an election of an American Roman Catholic president called John Kennedy. And he adamantly blamed the Democrats, especially Pentecostal women, and other women, Pentecostal women for their votes that put Kennedy into the White House where the Roman Catholic religion of Mariolatry would rule and destroy this nation, and forever corrupt her so that she would never rise again and would be forever destroyed and would, also, at this time destroy any missionary effort which she might have for the gospel.
Now, you notice America parallel perfectly because God led Americans which is now the American people out of Europe from their bondage which was not so much political as is was Roman. And you’ll notice the Roman church put the emphasis upon politics, so that even at the time of Luther except for it had been the grace of God which gave Luther, the German freedom from… by the armies, Rome would have gone in there with some other baron or bishop or count and would have attempted to destroy him, but he had the power of much of Germany behind him at that particular time.
Now Brother Branham mentions the turning to Mariolatry. Now what you see in Mariolatry, he said, “The wicked woman that rose up in 1931, which is beautiful but very, very hard, would be the Roman Catholic church,” which he identified. We read that in page 14, paragraph 66, how that that was Mary.
Now, you will notice that there are two things about Mary, the Roman Catholic Church brought out. Number one: that Mary was sinless, of which of course, we talk about then, the Immaculate Conception.
Now, most Protestants and even some Catholics have an idea that the Immaculate Conception simply means that Mary was a virgin untouched by a man; that is not true.
It means that Jesus Christ was not born in sin, on the grounds of his mother, Mary. Now, that’s impossible, because you can trace Mary right back to David, and there was hardly a man who had so much that he had, and yet was as corrupt.
He was an adulterer, a murderer, and the whole bit which doesn’t lessen him in the sight of God, it’s just that that’s the kind of thing that’s produced in the flesh, was since man turned away, and got involved with the serpent seed.
Another thing, of course, is they believe that Mary is ascended, so therefore, I think it was Pope Pius XII, against the wishes of the Catholic theologians and everybody else, but they had to listen because they’re locked in.
The Pope is right even when he’s wrong and they know he’s wrong. Well, that means you got to drink poison if the pope says so, and they drink poison. See, that’s… the Roman Catholic church, and you have to admit it; there’s no way you can get around it. They’ve been that way for centuries and they’re, absolutely, unbending.
Now, you put Mary with the sinless conception, immaculate, and you put her risen; who needs Jesus Christ? So, therefore, now she intercedes. And in spite of the Roman Catholics saying, “All right, look, we believe Mary is the mother of Jesus,” but they go further in their understanding of Mary, the mother of God.
Now come on, God doesn’t have a mother or the mother is God. That’s why you got feminism on the rise, and you got this business of worshipping a goddess.
Who knows what’s going to happen? The whole of America and the world is going to have to come into some scheme of Mariolatry because that’s what this pope is dedicated to.
And he’s already said he’s going to be the moral force and take over the whole world, in order to help the people he’s dedicated to Mary. So Mary is sinless and she’s risen in a glorified body, so who needs Jesus?
And this is going to be very, very convenient because nobody wants Him anyway. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” So you see the whole thing is coming together.
Now, as under Ahab there became a rapid changing of laws that were once based on the Word of God, so it is in America. Man-made laws now supersede God’s laws, and you know, you realize that that President Abraham Lincoln, a fine man, he said, “Government is of the people, and for the people, and by the people.”
And hey, that’s putting it exactly right, but where’s God? Well, it’s got to be through people that are of God, in order to have the blessing of government, of the people, by the people, for the people, because that isn’t the Word.
“The Word of God, essentially,” as Brother Branham said, “was a theocracy with a prophet.” And they blew it. See, that’s what He gave them under Moses, and Moses merely reiterated the Word and led them to the place where they get the definitive revelation of the Word whereby they were fit citizens to live in this land.
And become the rejoicing, and the marvel of all nations. Like when the Queen of Sheba came, said, “My, there’s nobody told me the half. Here’s a man and if he’s not in touch with God, you tell me who is.” See?
But now what have you noticed, the people so anxious to keep state from government and government from state enunciated a Constitution which could only fail and lead in Laodicea which means ‘people’s rights.’
Now then, you see the after play and the end play. Now the people are telling God. God doesn’t tell anybody, anything anymore. Now they pretend it is but it’s not. See?
So, now all the nation has become gods, “Ye are gods.” Why? Because the Word of the Lord comes to them, so now they’ve instituted a religion where the pope says, “I am the mouthpiece of God. We speak with the assured voice of Almighty God; we are the Word. We are it.” That’s Jezebel religion.
Now, the reason Kennedy got in was because he was judged an astute politician and a good future leader which is all of a carnal mind concept which is Satan’s Eden, rather than judge his spiritual condition and his spiritual values and morals.
Now they didn’t care about him any other way than to say, “Listen, he’s going to make a good president, and that’s what we need.” Which means what? The dollar bill!
Now Brother Branham emphatically said, “THUS SAITH THE LORD there will be a persecution of the church and by this church now that she is in control, never mind who the figurehead is, Jezebel is running it, and that an idolatrous… church and… brings an anti-Word faith.” All right.
Now, America like Esau sold her birthright for a mess of pottage. Now you can read that over here in Genesis, chapter 25.
Now, remember, ever since the Great Depression, there has been a constant fear of the return to poverty which is abominable when you understand in the Great Depression the solution they had back there was if you had two chickens, you kill one chicken and burn it because all you got was twenty-five cents apiece for the two chickens.
Now what you can do is kill one chicken or don’t raise it and sell it for fifty cents. Now the shirt manufacturer are stupid, so instead of selling two shirts at twenty-five cents apiece, he doesn’t make one shirt and he sells one shirt for fifty cents and now the person has one chicken and one shirt, instead of two chickens and two shirts.
Because you see people didn’t have any food though there was wheat. Now they could eat their wheat, maybe get dysentery or something, I don’t know. I know some people did in Canada. You see, they never believed God, so they put politics ahead of the Word.
And politics is based on physical welfare which resolves itself into a dollar bill because without a means of exchange you simply aren’t going to get off the ground. All right.
Now here’s a tough time way back here in Israel, in Canaan land, Promised Land of Abraham. 25: 27 to 34. And it says,
(27) … the boys grew:… Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. [Now here’s your farmer against your hunter. Here’s your Christian against your Nimrod.]
(28) And Isaac loved Esau, because he [ate] of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. [One was a vegetarian; one was a carnivorous. One was, well, an herbivore and a carnivore.]
(29) And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came [in] from the field, and he was faint: [Couldn’t get his deer, see?]
(30) And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore… his name [was] called Edom.
(31) And Jacob said, Sell me this day [your] birthright.
(32) And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: what profit shall this birthright do me?
In other words, when the pressure was on, and there was a financial depression in the land; this one fellow says, “I’ve got to eat to live so who cares about God. Who cares about anything that God’s going to pass onto me?”
In other words, if I’m dead what good is the land? So you see now there’s a struggle of existence and the denial of the land and the morals and everything else.
(33) And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and sold his birthright to Jacob.
(34) Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
So, America despises what God did for her and what was her by inheritance in the plan of God by turning away from their religious freedom and taking President Kennedy.
Now that’s the start of the whole schmozzle whether you want to believe it or not; not that it wasn’t festering in the cesspool that was there, but this is the beast rising up out of the land.
And she gets her rise through her headship, the front man. Now remember, there’s always a front man. There’s a door man that’s usually a bouncer and he’s going to bounce for somebody and he’s dispensable. But the guy behind is not dispensable; he’s indispensable.
Now we go to the Book of Hebrews, the 12th chapter, and we read again, 16, 17.
(16) Lest there be any fornicator, [Now that’s a tough one,] or profane person, [and Esau was in that category,] who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Now remember, the fornicator is in 2 Corinthians, the 11th chapter, the woman pledged to another before she gets to her husband, she is in sin. Now the fornication was through the mind.
So Esau turned down the promise of God for a morsel of bread. He turned in the spiritual for the physical, exactly what Eve did. There’s where Satan’s Eden started. All right.
(17) For ye know [that] how afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected:
Now when would he have inherited the blessing? At the time the father passed it on to him. There’s no way he could ever get it. Now do you understand there’s millions of people who say, “Millions now living will never die?”
They are waiting for the Appearing. They have missed it. They’re going to be struck in the Great Tribulation and die as cannon fodder. Right at this particular time when the Appearing, they say, “Where is the Appearing? Where is the Presence? Where is that fulfilment?”
And they can’t have it, because they put the Appearing as the Rapture. The Appearing is not the Rapture; it precedes the Rapture. That’s why if you really believe the truth here this morning, you’re scot-free. You accept and understand your deliverance. You know the conditions; you say, “I’m a part of it.” Otherwise, you have denied your inheritance.
Now, this man sought it; he cried, there wasn’t any way to get it. There was no place of repentance, he sought it carefully; it was too late to go to the books.
Brother Branham said, “There’s going to come a day when they’ll say, ‘Why shouldn’t this have happened? Shouldn’t this have happened?’” He said, “Yes, it already happened and you turned it down.”
Now repentance means ‘change the mind’. People will change their mind about the Appearing and Rapture, when they start burning with the… persecutions and the power that comes by nature upon them and they’ll all give their lives, hunted down just like dogs. They’ll be destroyed. Where is it? Where is it? Where It already was, and you missed It.
That is absolutely, Bible history. Adam and Eve in the presence of the Tree of Life; immortality turned it down, fresh from the hand of God, turned it down. Then what about this generation, six thousand years later?
Well, come on, it’s Laodicea, people’s rights. America, exactly like Israel; she did it alike. She has corrupted herself.
Now let’s go and find the word ‘corruption’. Deuteronomy; chapter 4 and in verse 16.
(16) Lest [you] corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
(17) …[or] beast that is on the earth, [or] winged fowl… [and so on].
What is he saying? He’s hitting Roman Catholicism who right now is taking Mary. I don’t care what they say; they’re a hundred per cent anti-Christ. I know people get shocked. You’re right back to the kind, old priest. You’re right back to the handout. You’re right back to the nice person. Jesus was the nicest person ever.
He was the only One that lived the Word of God; He was the substance, the essentiality of God in a human being, He was God and those that saw Him saw the Father, though he was not the Father; He was the Son, but the Father dwelt in Him.
They didn’t like Him, because He blasted their religion. He even took up thongs and slashed them on the back, cut them up and got them out of there; kicked their butts out.
Paul stood up; he defied Peter from Pentecost. Oh, nobody likes those kind of nice people because they’re not nice anymore. Mary is a whole lot nicer. Why the Catholics got it figured out about the wedding of Cana.
He said, “Woman, what have I got to do with you?” when the Catholics say that really means and says, “Woman, tell me… ask me what you want and I’ll do it.” Go on, look at the Bible, how they’ve corrupted it.
“Command me concerning the works of my hands;” that’s Pentecost. Now command God. Well, go ahead, some of you, go ahead and command God.
You say “Well, I’m not Pentecostal.” You better look out; you just might be Pentecostals yet. You’re going to command God? How are you going to command God? How are you going to tell God anything?
Brother Branham said, “You ain’t got a think coming.” See, they blew it back there and they’ve blown it today. They are right into idolatry.
There is no place where you can associate anything made by man with God and say, “I’ll look at that.” People say we look at that and worship it. You got to be nuttier than a fruitcake. I told the man right to his face, I said, “You’re not Jesus Christ, you’re not my Savior, though I love you, you didn’t die for me.”
And of course, I wouldn’t worship him. Ha! Who’s William Branham to be worshipped? I’d sooner go back to David. Why? Well, I’ll tell you one thing, Brother Branham couldn’t give the original Word, he could interpret It and bring It all together.
But David even in his condition; he brought forth some original Word, because a prophet doesn’t only foretell… he forth tells. Why don’t you go back and worship Moses or Paul? No siree, you worship God.
And you’re allowed the worship of Jesus by virtue of the fact that God has extolled Him for what He did and given Him a position whereby every knee should bow and call Him Lord. Then what are people doing talking about Mary or anybody else?
Even William Branham, forget it. There is no great one. The One that is in our midst is the great One and we don’t have any images or anything to work with. All right.
(25) When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children… ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image or the likeness of any thing… shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
(26) I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, [and you’ll] perish… [and so on]
Now it’s right in there. It’s not that God says, “I’m just going to curse you guys, because I got a problem with you. And I’m not going to bounce you around because I hate you.” He said, “This is what you will bring upon yourselves.”
And they did it. And the Lamb rejected them, so will America and the rest of the earth reject the people that fall into this trap, willingly and knowingly, because they’ve sold out for a mess of pottage.
That’s why Brother Branham warned, “You can belong to the unions now, but don’t you dare belong when the Catholic church takes over.” Oh, somebody’s too righteous, “Oh, I won’t belong, you see, because… ”
Because you’re an ass, spiritually jerk, bankrupt idiot; you think you know more than the prophet. You think you know something. Shut-up! And veil your face with… because you’re full of shame and disgust. The prophet said it was okay to the point; then it’s okay to a point. Then at that point; you back away.
We got too many nice people here this morning, maybe, nicer than Brother Branham. Out God, God, out Jesus, Jesus, out prophet, the prophet, out spirit, the spirit, out Word, the Word; now that’s real legalism, that’s real jerky legalism. “That person doesn’t know any more about God than,” Brother Branham said, “a Hottentot knows about an Egyptian knight.” Whatever that is, I just agree with him.
Let’s go to Deuteronomy, chapter 9, 12 to 14.
(12) … the Lord said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made a molten image.
(13) [And] furthermore the LORD [said] unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
(14) Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name under heaven: and I will make a nation mightier and greater than they.
Now remember, at the end time they not only have Mariolatry; they have the golden calf, because this man is already said, “I am not spiritual; I am moral. I am geo-political.”
And the world is looking for a moral geopolitical man and a moral man says, “Look, I’m above corruption. I’ll take over and see that politics and finances and living is no longer corrupt.”
And they say, “Hallelujah, popey boy, we’re right with you.” With any church that will do it. And today the Roman Catholic church is the conscience of the world. If you don’t believe it go down to Abyssinian Place and find out where care packages all go.
The world system of churches and wait, you wait, I haven’t read my little articles; I’ll be reading them. Okay.
Thus it says in here, “I’ll destroy them. I’ll make a nation greater and mightier and I’ll do it through you,” and that actually took place, and it’s taking place through Jesus Christ our Lord because Moses stood in the breach, he said, “Lord, if you destroy the people, destroy me, too.”
So Moses kept through the Word and the power of God that little people. We’re going to do the same thing through Jesus Christ, and God’s wonderful Presence here to bring a people to the promised land, our Millennium; we’re going to make it, don’t worry.
Now listen! Let’s go over here to Malachi. Now he said here, the verses I read, up here, with that we go to Malachi, chapter 4, we don’t even have to read it, you all know it. That’s speaking of the end time and he said,
(01) … behold, the day cometh that [will] burn as an oven; and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble… [that] day shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts… [and so on.]
(02) But unto you that [are the children of God] the Sun of righteousness [is going to] arise with… his wings; and [so on… that fear his name. And then it says here at the very end.]
(05) Behold, I will send you Elijah before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
(06) And [he’ll] turn the [hearts] of the children [back] to the fathers…
Now, that’s the promise for this hour. So here we see here the church having completely corrupted itself through the world church systems, especially the Roman Catholic, because they make the empire which was dying and comes back.
God sends us a man at the end time who is able to get us away from the worship of dead saints, Mariolatry, idolatry, and adultery, and fornication, and begin to understand there’s only one true Mediator, and one true Intercessor and that’s Jesus Christ, the man, and there’s only one hope in this earth and that’s God Himself come down in the form of the Holy Ghost to do His Will.
Now let’s go to Deuteronomy, chapter 31: 28 to 29. All right
(28) Gather unto me all the elders of your tribe… that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
(29) For I know that after my death [you] will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded [you]; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because [you] will do evil in the sight of the LORD, [and] provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
Now, it tells you right there that these people will not be satisfied with what God has done and how he’s done it, and they’re going to start meddling in the whole thing and they’re going to corrupt themselves.
Now that’s exactly what happened through the time of the Garden of Eden. She corrupted herself with the satanic influence. And that’s what happened in the First Church Age, and Paul admitted it. Now today, the corruption has run its course so the people are completely corrupt.
Now the Bible says, “By reason of sin the earth is corrupt.” That’s why you had a flood. Now what do you think you’re going to have today? You have corruption through mankind which reaches out there and corrupts the earth. Now, Israel was told to rest the land every several years.
Every fifty there’s a jubilee, let everything go free. Trust God; go up to the feast three times a year. It was laid out how they were to conduct themselves, but the church having turned from the spiritual things that God gave them, they began meddling in the physical and the physical responded as it had to respond, because there’s a curse on the earth every time man leaves the Word. That’s right.
Now let’s get this part. You and I are part of this earth. Now you think for one minute you can corrupt these bodies, part of the earth, and not get AIDS, and syphilis, and everything else? Oh, people got an idea, “Hey, it’s all right.”
And the doctors won’t tell you the truth, but you know something, if I’ve got TB and I sneeze and you get in the path of those little tiny… little droplets in there, you can get TB.
What if then if you’ve got AIDS? Has any doctor said, that told us all that, absolutely, AIDS lie in the fluids and in the nose is fluid? Come up here and I’ll sneeze on you. You’ll know if they’re fluid or not.
I even talk fluidly at times, which means I… It’s not in my salvia then why do they say, don’t kiss? Are you going to tell me that sneezing is not able to bring you AIDS? I tell you somebody’s lying.
There’s only one promise to God’s people, “ten thousand fall, no, thousand on the left hand, ten thousand fall on the right hand, it will not come nigh thee.”
That’s to the elect. But you can’t think you can mess around out there and not get it. And if you do in this hour; show exactly what you are, part of that rotten world system. That’s exactly where it is.
Now, after the great men of God in Israel they turned and did what… Moses said they would do. Now, let’s go to Exodus I beg your pardon… Ezekiel, the 28th chapter, verse 17. Here’s what he says about Satan.
(17) Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Now, notice pride came in because of beauty which has to do with what this individual did about himself further than what he was in the hands of God. Just like John wondered at the Roman Catholic church and the world church at the end time. “You corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness.”
In other words, you were such a startling figure and you cut such a swath, that you got lifted up and you deserted God by reason of leaving His Word to begin with. And that’s exactly what’s happened, there is no wisdom of God today, there is nothing but human meanderings of the mind based upon reason which is Satan’s sanctuary… Eden.
(18) Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring [you the] ashes upon the earth in the sight of… them that behold thee.
Now that’s… and it said this is again, you’ll notice Revelation, chapter 18; it will be the atomic bomb, Russia hitting her. And it will hit Rome and knock it plumb out, Hitler wouldn’t do it, and nobody will do it, but Russia will do it.
Now Russia is getting a squeeze on her right now which could necessitate a change of government and if it does, it’s going to take the army to do it, absolutely.
World affairs are shaping up today and you’ll notice I don’t care what Russia does, pressure can be put upon her from all the other nations, and she’ll stand there gagged like everybody else. But it doesn’t mean there can’t be changes.
Now, I already told you this, what we saw happen in the First Church Age, absolutely, did. Paul mentioned it, they got into fornication, into adultery. They got the wrong… they left their right mate and went to the wrong mate, and he said, “Satan has tricked her mind,” so therefore, we see how this process has always worked through the ages. I’m cutting things short here on purpose.
In 2 Peter, now notice, 2 Peter, 2nd chapter,
(01) But [as] there were… but there were false prophets among the people, even there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring swift destruction… bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Now what does this mean? This tells you positively at the end time there’s going to be a vindicated prophet. After him will arise teachers denying what that prophet said, and even those that sat under his ministry, changing It.
This will bring about the quick destruction which means the end of the world, because Peter speaks of it, dissolving. This is where White Throne starts, right in here. Notice!
(02) And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth… be… spoken of.
(03) And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: [selling the souls] whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and damnation slumbereth not.
(04) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell… delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
(05) … spared not the old world, [under] Noah… [and so on.]
(06) And [turned] the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah [upside down and so on.]
He knows how to deliver the righteous from punishment which He promised to Abraham that He would do, but notice here.
(10) But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous… self-willed, [are they] they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. [They speak against Brother Branham. They don’t have one bit of trouble, lying about him.]
(11) Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not [a] railing accusation against them before the Lord.
(12) But [notice!] these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things… they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.
Now what is their corruption? They listen to the false teachers, and you can’t have a true teacher unless you got a vindicated prophet so the true teacher knows what to teach. And the true teacher is all part of the five-fold ministry.
(13) …[they] shall receive the reward of unrighteousness…
The reward of unrighteousness, that’s destruction for being unrighteous: he that is righteous, righteous still, filthy, filthy still; when the Seals were open.
(13) …as they count it [a] pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving while they feast with you; [Then way down here in verse 19.]
(19) [And] while they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption:
What corruption? They’re the servants of a word that can’t do anything for you because you’ve got to be born…
Let me read it to you over here. Peter, 1 Peter 1:23.
(22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that [you] love one another with a pure heart fervently;
(23) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God… [lives forever… abides] for ever.
Now they try to tell you we got eternal life; you’re going to go in the Rapture, this, that. But they’ve turned down the living Word of God, and they have been corrupted by the word that they teach. So corruption starts in a corrupt word.
Now where’s your corrupt word for AIDS? “Oh, sex is fine, teach the kids how to have it, hey you don’t have to have marriage, go right ahead, you’re unfettered.
It’s all great and we got… ” Ha-ha. My Bible says, “Don’t you dare to it.” If you’re going to have sex you have it when you’re old enough to get married. So if they want to blast themselves to hell; you think I’m going to stand back and cry? You got to be nuts.
I never went whoring around the country. Think I’m going to excuse you? “Brother Vayle, that’s you, us poor guys.” Poor guys, my foot! Poor guys, my foot; you’re asking for it, you’ll get it, don’t come to me. And don’t go bellyaching to God.
See where corruption comes from? Don’t believe the Word. Kid’s snot off, and turn against their parents, against the church, defied. I’ve watched some of you here; know how defied you are.
When you get caught in your own trap, don’t come sniveling. Go to your parents; they let you do it. Some of you got an awful nerve; I don’t know how you do it. Know before God, I say no. Corruption. Corrupted Word. These men corrupted themselves. They let the barriers down.
And in the first church they corrupted themselves; they allowed a young man, I believe that’s the way it was, to have his own step-mother, because she was young and the father evidently wasn’t too capable of those things. They stood by and said it was okay.
They were talking in tongues, dancing in the spirit and everything else, shouting and having a great time, no doubt, prophesying goofy things. Come on, gone full scale.
Only going full scale, the Laodicean church which is a Pentecostal Corinthian church has really gone full scale, as long as you talk in tongues you got it. Is that a fact? Show me the Bible. My Bible says different.
The Holy Ghost is not in gifts. Gifts are a product. The conduit is the Word and the conduit of the Word is prophet, and it goes to the other conduits which are people. That’s how you pile Word upon Word and get really full of the Holy Ghost.
You say, “Well, how about if I quit certain habits?” That’s great, but that doesn’t mean a thing to the Holy Ghost. You follow; right down the line we’re seeing here, that Holy Ghost in there is going to stop you from all this junk here. All right.
Now listen! Where does that take us this end time? Now it says, “It is better they had never known the way of righteousness because the end is worse than the beginning.”
They’re now the true proverb; the pig goes to the wallow, the sow to her mire, the dog to the vomit, the goat to eating garbage in tin cans, which he really doesn’t but that’s the story.
What do you got over here in Hebrews? Hebrews 6, the end time vindication. Paul said, “Go to perfection, when the Word of God is fully delivered to the people.” He said, “I can’t even tell you about Melchisedec.”
Paul was stopped by the people’s immaturity from preaching what Brother Branham preached.
Melchisedec, who is He? What’s it all about? Couldn’t do it. Now at the end time when they’re ready for mature meat, they can. And he said, “I’m hoping in my day we’ll see it, we’ll go to perfection when the whole Word is out there in the open.”
The whole revelation; the Seals, the whole bit. He said, “We’ll do this if God permit.” He couldn’t do it.
(04) [At that time] it is impossible for those who were once [for all] enlightened, taste the heavenly gift, partake of the Holy Ghost,
(05) …taste the good word of God, and the powers of the [Millennium and the New Jerusalem]
Now, if that doesn’t put you before White Throne, and obligated as this is the last hour, my brother, my sister, what am I preaching here for? I’m wasting my time except preaching for me. I hope my wife. I’ll be honest with you.
Now I’m hot up here but don’t let you turn the heat down because people down there are cold; I’ll just take my coat off. I was don’t know what it’s made of but it’s nice and warm. And I’m cold-blooded to begin with, you put the heat in my feet; I’d like that. All right. Look it, it tells you right here.
If they having fallen away, they can never be renewed to repentance, and they put it through a second crucifixion. What kind of crucifixion is it to have Mariolatry? They say, “Well, in my heart I don’t believe the stuff that the pope, but I want to tell you he’s a great man and, boy, has he solved our problems.” That’s a lying sign and wonder, because he hasn’t done it.
You see the system as I told you the other day was propagated by Gillette, the man that made the Gillette razorblade. I understand he’s a Jew. And he wanted one world system, and he said it can work like the postal system. I can send a letter to Shanghai, Timbuktu, London, you name it, and there’s a central office and point that sees that that letter gets there.
I then can take all merchandise that is necessary and set up a system where people get what they need. It will mean we will have to subscribe as the world forces as we do in the postal system. It means we got to get together. They’ve never been able to do it, but they’ll do it under the pope, and you’ll sell your souls for it.
Like their wives, like the rich young man that grew up to have his… he said, “My barns can’t contain the products that I’m raising, I’ll build greater barns.” Then he said, “Soul, eat and drink, take your ease.” But it wasn’t his soul that could eat and drink, it was his body.
He misunderstood his body concept or the soul concept. So if you don’t understand body, soul and spirit like Brother Branham taught it, you’re on a limb. You understand what I said? You didn’t get it.
There are people preaching wrong. Went down to Houston and told you. Man got confused with the spirit and body, preaching the part that that little seed is a female. How can it be?
If that’s a part of God, God’s not female, any part of Him. And I’m not a male chauvinistic pig; I’m a believer in God’s Word, vindicated by a prophet. The spirit is not given to you by God; it’s allowed of God. It’s not of God, it’s not from God, it’s not of God, it’s allowed of God.
I understand body, soul, and spirit. I understand Melchisedec and these things, if you don’t you haven’t got the deep truths of the Word of God. Right now you’re tasting the powers of those worlds. Oh God, help us, is this above or over our heads? What’s going on?
I feel kind of like vomiting now; not over you people, don’t think I’m saying that. I feel nauseated by my own lack and I’m swimming in the head of it. Doesn’t mean anything; it’s just how I feel. We are not getting these things. There’s too much playing around; there’s no time to play around.
(07) For the earth which drinketh in the rain that [comes] oft upon it, [We’re a part of that earth. We’re vessels, well, how do you put it? This glory is in vessels that somehow many times don’t reflect It. All right, now.] … the rain cometh upon it, [that’s the Word of God] and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
(08) But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh to cursing; whose end is to be burned.
Now it says here, that the same Word of God that falls is very peculiar, depending on the person. In the one place it will bring forth that which is blessed of God, and the other man will bring forth that which is cursed of God, the same Word doing it.
So if you didn’t have a place for the Word in the Word here to begin with, It ain’t going to do you nothing, except make you go against God as Cain did.
Now this is not some of you sit here and just say, “Ho, hum it’s over my head, I’ll ask my husband.” You better pay attention, because I’m telling you the truth.
I better pay attention to what I’m saying otherwise I’m a liar and a hypocrite because I don’t take the medicine that I dish out. I’ve never tried to give you something I can’t take myself, in the sense I’m going to turn it down, just say something nice so you be a liar. All right.
Listen! We’re going to go back now; we’re going to read a paragraph… 71, on page 15. Now, this is the parallel we brought you to. Now paragraph 71, Brother Branham shows America, joining with what she came out of—See?—rebuilding the corrupt totalitarian religious world government. So we’re going to read it, then we’re going to read some… excerpts.
 Now, just a minute, and watch just how this comes out.
What he is talking about is; Israel and America. He’s looking to the end time, Jezebel religion, how it developed, where it’s going, what it’s doing.
 Now, we find out what they did and the things they did; we see it parallel in here just exactly, sin on every hand. Jezebel came in; and bewitched all the people.
Now, bewitched the people: the beast in the Garden was a bewitcher. He bewitched Eve. The beast at the beginning found Eve naked in innocence; she was perfectly naked, perfectly justified in being naked, because she was covered with the glory of God. God gave her the garment of the Word.
Now, the word ‘beast’ means ‘a venomous dangerous creature’ like the snake that bit Paul, is called a venomous beast. And this serpent was not creepy-crawly; he was numbered among the beasts, but he wasn’t a man.
And you notice in Genesis 3, the Bible specifically said, “God created the birds, and the beasts and the creepy crawly things. And the beast and the serpent was numbered with the beasts, not with the creepy crawlies.
Yet he is branded in that respect because the snake hisses, and the word ‘nekoch’ which is what it comes from means ‘to hiss, or whisper, to cast a magic spell, to foretell, to divine, to enchant, even to learn by experience diligently observed’. So Satan mixed the occult with the physical.
What do you think the pope’s doing? And he pretended it was the Word of God. What do you think your churches are doing? They pretend it’s the Word of God. They introduce everything they possibly can in order to come up with an intellectual understanding.
So here’s your missing link. Your missing link is not to worry about the physical, as to worry so much about the spiritual, the impact it has on the things of Almighty God.
Now, Satan, therefore, combines instincts in the beast, the beast did it, he combines instinct and reasoning or what is inherent in nature and used it according to the physical and he cannot rise above it and go to the spiritual. There is no way he can do it. Now the physical can’t be spiritual as in 1 Corinthians 15, it says there is a natural and there is a spiritual.
And it only says concerning the one that is going to be in the first Resurrection, and no doubt down the road after the second Resurrection, that which is natural is first, then that which is spiritual and he’s talking about actual bodies.
Now, this critter here positively combined everything he could in order to get away from the component of reality which was truth. That’s what he had in mind.
He didn’t care how he did it, but he was going to corrupt the truth and thereby everything else would be corrupted which is exactly what happened at that particular time. All right.
You have a beast in the beginning, and a naked woman. And at the end time, you have a beast at the end time here, before the same Tree of Life that’s been unveiled through the Seven Seals and the Seven Thunders, and you have the woman naked again.
Now what are you going to do about this condition? The normal clothing that Adam and Eve tried by now combining their instincts and their intellects with nature wouldn’t do any good; fig leaves didn’t do.
So God had to give a life and from that life He gave clothing. Now, from the life of Christ will come a clothing at the end time for this woman that’s naked. Now where is the life of Christ? It is in the Word.
That’s exactly where that life is and that’s that life where men crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, put Him to an open shame; that is that life in the Word that is clothing the Bride today.
But does the Bride want it? She wants it’s true, like Jacob wanted the birthright. He wanted the inheritance. Esau did not want it, because he wasn’t concerned about it. See?
So at this end-time Jezebel bewitches the people the same as the serpent bewitched Eve and consequently, she took over Adam. Now remember, Adam was her headship but she turned at him. That’s exactly what you see today with Kennedy.
It started way back there until right today Bush has actually acknowledged one-world government and he knows the pope is going to have it which positively destroys all sense of true Protestantism.
Now you got to understand this; it’s absolutely true. He bewitched the people. And notice, in her were the sorceries, the ability by flattering to win over people that he had no business winning over because he’s just the same as they are. But he’s going to get his headship.
Now, Jezebel came in and bewitched the people. And that’s what religion does. And you go right today and try to talk to a Catholic or a Protestant and try to show them the Word of God, they’re just going to freeze up and you’re going to go right to the church, “I’m a part of the church, that’s it.”
They don’t care about reality; they don’t have any reality. It is a natural brute beast conception. In other words, there’s a place where the serpent was, because it’s a serpent race, they can combine anything they want and call it God, and they do call it God.
 [Now] notice… [and] finally [Israel began] to build big shrines to Baalim. Is that right? And the Baalim priests flocked from everywhere to get… to that place, and began to contaminate the land with Baalim worship.
Who’s all running to Rome? We’ll find out in a minute. Now, we’re looking at a world government, is what we’re looking at, because that’s what Brother Branham is telling us. Now I’m going to do some reading to you here.
In ‘The Economist’, in September 1990, there’s a flag on the front of it which is called a new flag and in there are the stripes of the American flag, but in the left hand corner where the stars are, the stars are no longer according to the states but there’s twelve stars according to the economic community of Europe.
“Now, the… American flag with twelve stars, European economy community replacing the stars, the states, likewise the World Press Review says unto the building of a new Europe the Soviet and the United States flag are shown with all other European flags, and this is almost unbelievable because America was the bastion of Christianity, [where the light came at the end time.] Indeed, the now position-less former head of the German L. puts in apocalyptic terms, ‘I believe we can now overcome the division of Europe. So that… European states together with North American democracies can meet the challenge of the third Millennium’.”
Now they’ve already said it, “We’re set for the next thousand years.” Now who’s doing the setting? Now let’s find out. Here’s what the… Runcie says, the former Archbishop. I think they’ve got a new one since Runcie. Archbishop of Canterbury.
“It gravely impairs our ability to reclaim for Christ’s gospel of continent which is fast losing its Christian soul.”
Now he tells you here we don’t have the ability, doesn’t look like it, to reclaim Christianity.
“We cannot discover European unity without reappropriating Europe’s Christian roots. In the past Christian faith gave unity and coherence to culture and society. [Listen to this jerk.] Christian disunity has also contributed largely to the disunity of Europe and the wider world. Could not all Christians come to reconsider the kind of primacy the bishop of Rome exercised within the early church, a presiding love for the sake of unity?”
Well, when they threw you in bags of snakes and threw you in the water, they put you upon rafts and they made where spikes could get you, and they tore you to pieces, ripped up the women and children, and they poured boiling oil on you and burned you; if that’s Christian love, you can have it. What is this complete jackass telling the people? “Why Catholicism never did it. Oh no. Why we never did it.”
He listened to that same outfit in Texas where the Catholic priest said, “You Protestants killed us, and we’re tired of hearing about we’re supposed to kill you. We didn’t do it. You killed us.” Do you understand what I’m saying? It’s over.
You can’t tell a person gold is gold, silver is silver, pink is pink, and red is pink; it’s no longer. That love is love and hate is hate. That God is God; the devil is the devil. You can’t tell them any longer; it’s over. There is no description since they turned down the Word. Come on.
Let’s go back to Hebrews 6; you think I’m a hate-monger or something. I don’t know, I don’t think you believe that here. But I’ll tell you I can’t stand this stuff going on. I wasn’t meant to stand it and I don’t intend to. Now listen!
“They were enlightened once for all.” What kind of enlightenment could that be? The same as Paul’s or forget it. “They taste the heavenly gift.” What was the heavenly gift? Christ Himself came down, became our human being.
Now in the last day He comes back as… in the form of the Holy Spirit to do the same thing. Partake of the Holy Ghost, anointing upon everybody and anybody.
“Taste the good Word of God;” they saw it out there, they partook of it, they saw the whole thing laid out. “The powers of the world to come,” and they fall away. Now that’s what we’re looking at. All right.
Here’s what Bush says:
“No peaceful international order is possible if larger states can devour their smaller neighbors. Clearly no longer can a dictator count on East-West confrontation to stymied concerted United Nations action against aggression. A new partnership of nations has begun.
And we stand today in a unique and extraordinary moment, the crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move to a historic period of cooperation. Out of these trouble times our fifth objective.
A new world order can emerge. A new era freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest of peace. An era in which nations of the world: East, West, North, South can prosper and live in harmony.
A hundred generations have searched for this and lose the path to peace, [It’s four thousand years he tells,] while a thousand wars ranged across the span of human endeavor, and today that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we’ve known, a world where the rule of law supplements… supplants the rule of the jungle.
[It’s going to be the same lousy rule of the jungle; I’ll eat you before you eat me.] A world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for our freedom and justice: a world where the strong respects the rights of the weak. This crisis is the first assault on the new world we see.”
Right there he says, “This war in the east is starting. This is the crisis. This puts us on the right path. We’re going to crush that bird right there.” Now watch him compromise. Israel knows they’re at the brunt of it.
You say, “What’s Israel going to do?” I hope they muster up everything they have and wipe out Syria and Iraq and the whole bunch with one big bomb. But I don’t know what they’re going to do. You know why? Even now they can’t afford world opinion.
Has anybody here dying today because you can’t afford what your relatives say or somebody else says? They’re telling you to drop dead. Why don’t you just reverse it? Why don’t you say what Jesus said? Don’t worry about me, you worry about yourself. If I’m crazy, let me be. If I’m crazy you can’t bring me with you.
Here’s what James Baker said:
“I think we stand at a critical juncture in history. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait is one of the defining moments of the new era; a new era full of promise, but also one that is replete with new changes.
We are entering an era in which ethnic and sectarian identities could easily breed new violence and conflict. It is an era in which new hostilities and threats could erupt as misguided leaders are tempted to assert regional dominance before the ground rules of a new order can be accepted.”
Why, he said, “while we’re working on it why don’t you jerks just shut up and let us work it out? Why do you got to rise up in sectarian and ethical principles? Leave all that to us.”
That’s what the fox said to the chickens when Henny Penny got hit with an acorn and she said, “The world is fallen in,” and the turkeys and the geese and everybody came running and Foxy Loxy said, “Hey,” he said, “I know just the place for you.” And it was in his den.
“While vacationing in Maine, the president… had more on his mind than his immediate problems in the Persian Gulf, as George Bush… fished and golfed and pondered the post-Cold War in May last month.
His aides say that he began to imagine a new order. It is a vision that would have chilled John Foster Douglas to the marrow. The United States and the Soviet Union united for crises management around the globe.”
New York Times:
“When the president further defined his vision for the American people in an address to the joint House of Congress, he said, “As you know I’ve just returned from a very productive meeting with Soviet president, Gorbachev, and I am pleased that we are working together to build a new relationship, a new partnership of nations has begun and we stand today in an unique and extraordinary moment, the crisis in the Persian Gulf as grave as it is also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times our fifth objective, a new world order… [See, that’s grace, fifth,] can emerge.
A new era freer from the threat of terrorist, stronger in the pursuit of justice and more secure in the quest of peace. An era in which all nations in the world: East, West can prosper together. A hundred and so… [He goes on and says the same thing.] the world quite different from the one we know. A world where law will supplement the jungle rules…” [and so on.]
Okay. Time Magazine:
“The Bush administration would like to make the UN a cornerstone of its plans to construct a new world order. The concept the new world is not a new one. However, the incredible opportunity to supplement it is. [And here’s what is said by, I think, it’s Bush or somebody… somebody about Bush.]… Saddam’s power grab and the US led opposition to it have so shaken up global political power calculations that the world will never be the same. [That’s right.] Bush and his aides talked about the showdown leading to a new world order.
“If the nations of the world acting together continue as they have been, we will put in place a cornerstone of an international order, more peaceful than what we’ve ever known,” said Bush in Helsinki. And Dick Cheney said, “I think we’re clearly writing a new chapter of history in the twentieth century.” [That’s what the Time Magazine said.]
Let’s look over here. Here’s the New York Daily News.
“Hobbled… by consumer… record consumer, corporate and government debt, the US economy is sputtering… into the recession that some experts say could be more dangerous than any we’ve endured in the last sixty years. [That’s what they are afraid of.] The economic upheaval has already started. Home prices have plunged twenty-five to thirty per cent from peaks seen in just three years ago.
Bankrupt hit some of the nation’s best-known retail chains. [Started quite a back, quite a way back when Grant’s lost billions of dollars.] troubled by bad real estate loans and other big debt deals, Chase Manhattan Bank, the bank of the Rockefellers, as the nation’s second-largest bank was forced to offer bonds yielding as much as some junk bonds. [So take your money out of there.] The Dow-Jones industrial average also plunged five hundred points, about sixteen per cent in the last two months when the bear market broke out. Then there’s Iraq and its impact on oil.
Used to be that economic forecasters of gloom and doom could be dismissed as quacks trying to sell books by exploiting people’s worst fears, but those raising warning flags are not professional doomsayers; their ranks include respected economists and Wall Street money managers who have been increasingly concerned with the fate of the nation’s debt-ridden economy. Jake Forester, seventy-year-old professor of Merit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Slone School of Management who has spent the last twenty years studying troubled economics says, “The nation has entered the final stage in a forty-five to sixty-year economic cycle called the long way.”
He has traced the end of these cycles back to 1930’s, 1990’s 1930’s, see; one is sixty, one is forty. And each ended in a great depression. Easy credit which makes things happen favorable to the short term will allow us to live beyond our means, leaves us now with excessive debt. The standard of living will have to be… have to be lowered in order to pay it back.” That was The New York… New York Daily.
All right, over here,…
The US News and World Report.
“But now President Bush appears to have rushed off to the Persian Gulf without checking his wallet. Last week his secretary stated, James Baker, and Treasurer Secretary, Nicolas Brady, began circling the globe to solicit funds for what one senator called, ‘a united way campaign’.
The cost of Bushes’ anti-Iraqi strategy continues to mount. Republican political analyst, Kevin Philips has said, “That the economics of the crisis is the Achilles’ heel in the administration. This is his imperial behavior without the imperial checkbook.” [That’s right.]
Okay. New York Times.
“In an apparent change from more than ten years of American efforts to live in Soviet participation in peace efforts, Mr. Bush invited to Moscow played a greater diplomatic role in the region and agreed to consider working with the Soviet Union on problems like the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The initiative which also has the backing of France and Portugal has originally born of growing concern that economic problems and population pressure in North America would continue to stimulate large-scale emigration to the countries of Southern Europe. [Now they’re worried.]
‘But the Gulf crises has reminded us how despite the end of the East-West confrontation, the North South issue remains fundamental if we are to build a new international order,’ says Foreign Minister, Gianni de Michelis, [that would be Italian.] underlining the model for the new organization, the plan was unveiled at the meeting in Majorca organized by thirty-five nation conference on security and cooperation of Europe.
So far preparation for conference on security and cooperation are in the Mediterranean have involved Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Mauretania, and North Africa, but the plan is that it will eventually embrace other nations in Europe, Middle East as well, the United States, Soviet Union. Mr. de Michelis said that both Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization will be invited to take part. [That’s the time, hey?] Recognizing the possibility of an Israeli boycott, he noted that the Helsinki process operated well despite the absence of one country Albania.
Spanish officials said the purpose of the conference is not to resolve specific disputes of the region but rather to establish a broad code of conduct for a variety of problems from the inviolability of borders and democracy of development, and economic development.”
All right. What we read here is what’s going on, documented in America, how we’re coming to a united nations system and notice it is headed by a religious man, a holy man, though self-proclaimed, “I am not dealing in morals. I am not essentially spiritual, but I’m going to bring Mary forward and put her on the throne.” She’s up there for that purpose.
But he said, “I am a geopolitician.” In other words, exactly what we’re looking at. Geopolitics has to do with nations; interrelationships, economics, all of those things. Now he said, “I am a geopolitical person, but I am religious.”
So he’s going to bamboozle the world into the top position of the great dictator of the ages starting very, very soon, and they think it’s going to last a thousand years. And the Catholic church has said, “We will bring in the Millennium.
We will bring Christ here.” But the last pope’s going to stand up and say, “I am it. I am Christ, you better worship me.” He’s already said he was because he’s sitting in the temple of God, claiming he is God, sitting right in the midst of the whole church. Sits right here amongst the Bride of Christ, everything else, because it’s universal. And he said, “You better look to me because I’m the one that’s going to do it.”
Now, we’re going back to paragraph 72.
 Look how they’ve done it; see? look how they’ve weeded in. [In other words, the corrupt Laodicean church, look where it is, look what’s happened.] Just the things they’ve done, look where they’re at today. Look at Catholicism swallowing up, swallowing up, swallowing up; now they… how? [They’re swallowing up. Now he mentions]
…marrying into it, breaking this, just what Daniel said they’d do: iron and clay wouldn’t mix, but mingling their seeds one with another, breaking. [Now watch what he says about mingling seeds.] Every Protestant girl marries a Catholic boy has to raise their children Catholic. All like that, marrying, intermingling, like that until it’s come to a place till the whole United States is all wormed over.
Now, he said here’s what happened. “Women have voted. Pentecostals voted. They voted Democrat; they brought in John Kennedy. He is, absolutely, Roman Catholic.” Say what he wants, the controlling power behind that is the vision Brother Branham had, which is Mary, the head of the Roman Catholic church, because they’ve now made her, absolutely, equal to Christ.
They have put her in an adversarial position to Christ. They started there… with their ministers saying, “Well, she had power with Him, she’s got power now.”
And the next thing you’re going to find she’s superior to Him. So she says to Him, and the Catholic church worships her, now listen, Mary, you say to Him, “You get out of the way, boy, and let all those Catholics in.” Protestants would.
They’ve got you tagged if you are truly geopolitical with a proper understanding and a spirit of welfare and love toward your fellow man and you endorse this you’ve got it made. Now you’re in the Millennium. Satan’s Eden; just where he wants it.
Now remember, Roman Catholics devised the Trinitarian baptism; they admit it. But will the Protestants admit it? No, they will not. Brother Branham categorically said, “THUS SAITH THE LORD, no matter how you’ve been baptized, outside of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you must be re-baptized.” Why?
Because you’ve been baptized either into Oneness which is fallacious or into Three-ness which is fallacious and you have not been correctly baptized. See, and there’s also a lot of talk that back there in Matthew, Luke, Matthew 28, absolutely, that’s not in the original. And there’s no place in the Bible where anybody ever baptized outside the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now watch what Brother Branham says about this great missionary empire of ours, this great nation.
 What are we going to do as missionaries, [ as a missionary nation,] going out yonder to liberate South America and all over… the world, Tommy Osborn and those, trying to get the people out of that paganism, and they can point their finger right back that we elected our leader, and have the same thing. [Why they say, “You’ve got a Catholic? What are you talking about?” See, what are you talking about?] What’s going to happen to this world? It should shake every person in here. [Now he’s talking to Pentecostals.] How are we going to answer? What’s the missionary going to say when they say, “You come here to liberate us from this, and your own people put the same thing in your office there on the throne”?
No wonder he said, “I don’t pray for America, and this is White Throne.” He couldn’t say anything else. You see? This event Brother Branham’s ministry was actually destroyed by America putting a Roman Catholic in the White House, because it’s Balak, Baalinism. And when you turn to it, you have turned from God.
I know people say that isn’t so. I don’t care what they say. You see? “Satan’s Eden and your part in it is going to reasoning.” You say, “Well, that can’t be so.” Well, it is so, the prophet said so and he’s not fooling. If you think it isn’t so back in ’60, what about today? See, it already shows you. Thirty years later. See?
It destroyed the remarkable manifested vindicated Word of God that Elijah brought William Branham the same as back there when Elijah had his showdown. I want to ask you a question. Did anybody change other than seven thousand?
No, they gave it a little lip service then passed right on. Had it done one thing, it would have turned Israel around; they would not have gone into captivity. See, from captivity, to captivity, because they don’t recognize the Freedom Giver. They don’t recognize the Prince of Peace.
 Look back in the pages of history; turn back and see [Now watch!] if it’s absolutely, almost, unconstitutional for it to be.
Now Brother Branham stops right there. He said, “It’s almost, absolutely, unconstitutional.” Why? Because what they had in mind was to break the papal yoke and all interference from the outside, once and for all, but they didn’t put it all in writing like that. They left a loophole by not saying it. So what happens?
The Catholics come over and they take strong advantage of every single thing that can turn the Constitution into an instrument that says, not only is the state separate from religion but the state now can deny religion, in preference one for another. Now that’s how the States started. They did not want Catholicism and its power.
But you want to read the Catholic books that tell you when the Pilgrim fathers came over here to escape the despotic heads of Europe, because they didn’t like the government of the kings, they brought Catholic priests along to teach them religion. That’s what their books say.
They’ve been down there in Florida for years. They don’t mind telling a lie. They don’t mind disbelieving the truth. If you disbelieve the truth; you will tell a lie. What do you think? Come on. A chicken lays eggs, fertilized or unfertilized. Take your pick; she’s going to lay eggs. They lay unfertilized eggs. See?
 Now… They wouldn’t do it years ago, but [See?] we’ve sold out… Christian rights to politics, and that’s how the devil’s weaving himself in. Ahab was nothing but a figurehead for Jezebel. See?
Now the church and the state separated, so therefore, it… has been wrong for former presidents, and now for President Bush to have an audience with the pope. Because now he says, “Protestantism is out. Catholicism is in.” Now I want to ask you a question.
Under the present situation having rejected the Word, crucified the Son of God to themselves and turned It down, do you think America gives one hoop, little hoop? Phttt! That’s why Catholics got it like shooting fish in a barrel.
Gone; they sold out for a dollar. Started with Roosevelt, give us a He was amoral. He had nothing. Great politician though. So is the devil. You want a politician? The devil’s a politician. See?
Now, since Kennedy then, every president has gone more and more to… the other side. Now,
 Ahab was a figurehead for Jezebel. That’s all this will be, just a figurehead. He won’t do it himself, but that system behind him will drive him to it.
They’ve got their toehold in. They had him completely. You don’t think they had Johnson? Come on, he’d sell his mother out. That’s about a filthy man that ever lived. I don’t know if they can pin him down for murder or not, but you read the books about Stevens and some of those. I’ve read them, but I forget what it says.
But they’d pin him down for murder and every crooked thing under high heaven; completely diabolical man. See? And then they got mad at Nixon, because somebody… he didn’t do it, but some of his stupid cohorts wanted to see what the Democrats were doing.
Kennedy didn’t back away when they proved that he had stolen votes up there in Chicago; rigged ballot boxes. He didn’t care two bits for anything; completely amoral. Wanted… two women in bed with him. That’s your nation.
And the nation identified, like those poor black people up in New York, not everybody but some of them, they identified with Clayton Powell, sent him right back into power, because they identified, they never had anything so they identified with him.
Don’t think black people alone do it, yellow, green, pink, white, orange will do it, they will identify.
Why don’t they identify with the Christ, the lowly Nazarene? The prophet of God? Why don’t they identify there with the Word of God? Never mind this other stuff; it’s all down the drain anyway.
You got to identify with something. People will identify, and that’s the secret of the gospel. Identification! They identify with their father; they identify with their seed. All right.
 He won’t do it himself, but that system behind him will drive him to it. That’s exactly right. Pinch your conscience, you Christians.
They’ve got no conscience to pick. Like Esau, it’s too late. You can’t turn it around. I don’t care if Billy Graham was president. Every president goes in there; he’s going to do something. He does nothing except make things worse.
 Wake yourself up; it’s later than you think. The condition… we’re in, condition that they were in, same thing, and how they let themselves get loose… See?
No president in the last many years has refused an audience with the pope; they’re anxious, desperately anxious to get the blessing of a fraud. They want to pick up the counterfeit coins of the kingdom.
When you begin dealing in counterfeit, I don’t care who made it, you’re stuck with the penalty.
You try to pass a ten dollar bill, even though somebody else made it, and you’re unaware, go to a bank, boy they’ll ring the buzzer, and say, “Where did you get this?” and they’ll put the finger on you in case you got more.
So go ahead, take the counterfeit. That’s your business if you want to do it.
 How the great loving heart of God must have cried out, in weeping, as He saw His missionary people. [That’s us, just like Israel.] Made them an example to all the nations… everywhere, because God had blessed them, seeing them in unity, [fifty states in unity,] spiritually, serving God. And then to think that He… longed to see them come back to their first love and do what was right, but continually they went away, and away, and away, till finally Jezebel came in. Right? That’s exactly what we did: drifted from the principles of Christ. [Now remember, leaving the principles of Christ; there’s a way you can do that Scripture, a way you can’t do it otherwise.] When God sent His ministers across the nation, they preached holiness, Pilgrim Holiness, Nazarenes, Pentecostals, “Get back to God. Get back to God.”
Of course, if they did it, Brother Branham did it much more. The queen of Sheba came to Solomon, she said, “The half was not told me.” And he said, “A greater than Solomon is here,” they thought talking about William Branham. Naaa! He’s talking about Christ in the form of the Holy Ghost, going way back even to Elohim, never mind just the manifestation.
 And the real old-time established churches just laughed and made fun. [Of these men that went across America. See?] A lot of these modernistic believers, why, they condemned everything that those men did and said it was of the devil. What did it do?… the church began to listen to it; the majority began to listen. First thing, you know, if the Catholic woman could wear these kind of things, the Protestant could too. If the Catholic church could do this, the Protestant could too… if the Methodists could do it, what about the Baptists? Then if the Baptists could, what about the Pentecostals?
You see? What happened was the big thing was the church took place… the place of Christ the Word. Everyone became a collaborator. They became a collaborator without knowing they compromised themselves and the Word, but they did it. See?
Now the Catholic church said, “We’ll give you… you pay indulgences. You go ahead, we’ll pay and your sins are covered.” What does the Protestant church say? Says the same thing; “You come and join us, you got it covered.”
There’s no church here to join; you can come here and listen all you want but there’s no place to join anything.
You can support it; you can be an adherent, you can be in fellowship, you can actually be a part of it, but there’s no such thing as an organization.
We have one thing here as the Word, that’s what this pulpit, right in our documented order of our constitution, there’s one purpose, this message that Brother Branham preached.
Now if I preach it wrong; that’s my fault. Our constitution… everything we say stands with the Word of God.
 See,… what’s man-made systems bring you into. Hallelujah. That’s true. That’s the reason I’m against it, because God’s Word is against it. See?
Man-made system starts with reasoning and physical forces which it should deny and go straight to the Word of God. Here’s Moses at the Red Sea, now you can’t get across the Red Sea, there’s no boats, here’s Pharaoh’s army.
We’re dumped; everything looks like a trick and a plot of God. Maybe before it’s over you and I will be thinking we’ve been dumped by God. Is this a plot? Has God taken a few people out here to dump us? Every single part of their reasoning was against it.
And Moses said, “I don’t care two bits what anybody thinks,” he said, “Stand still,” even Moses got a bit shaken, God… “Stand still, you’re going to see the glory of God.”
Brother Branham prophesied. He doesn’t have to be here doing anything else. People want this guy to rise up; that guy to rise up; Brother Branham to come back. When he does come back, I really believe it’s going to be too late no matter what he does: all right for you and me, but too late for the rest of them. See?
 Man-made system, God’s against it; His Word’s against it; His prophets will be against it; His true servants will be against it; all that’s borned of the Spirit… will be against what?
Man-made systems which start with what? Leaving the Word of God for some reason which is usually a physical reason as with Israel, which is their bodies and their finances, people do it, and they’ll say, “Well look, this isn’t working, what’s the use?” So they leave It and they turn to their own and it’s all over.
If we really believe we’re back to God and His Word; that’s all we need to stick with. I don’t care of anything else and manifestation; I love it all if it’s of God, but I am going to stick with the first principles. It took a chicken to lay an egg, it took God to do this, I’m going to stick with God and His Word.
Let’s rise to be dismissed. Naomi, you want to come up here, we’ll pray for you before we go. This may not sound like much of a sermon to, you know, to base healing on but Brother Branham said, “You take this message for your healing.” And we believe this is the Word of God, so… pray for our sister.
Heavenly Father, the Presence of Yourself here, knowing You’re here, knowing You’re here in this people, pray Lord… [recording not clear.]
All right. ‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’