Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we realize that the majority of people do not understand that Revelation 3:21 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” is identical to James, where he says, “The Judge standeth at the door.”
Not realizing Lord, that it’s a case settled outside the court itself but back in the chambers where You declared those righteous, those holy, in contradistinction to those that are unrighteous, and unholy, and they’re filthy Lord.
We realize judgment has been passed in the land and that’s what this Message, Brother Branham is preaching is all about.
And we pray that we might understand this, that this is not something that is to come, but is something that has come and is going on already. And this, therefore Lord, lines everything up in the Word as the prophet taught us.
Help us to understand according to truth Lord, and according to that which is within us, which we believe would be the seed of God. We’ll give You the glory in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re at number 8, this morning, I believe it is in Jezebel Religion. And from pages 16 to 19 that’s last night, we found Brother Branham revealing and denouncing organized religion as of the devil, and that never ever was, nor ever will be of God.
And so, therefore, we have a prime statement here as to truth that organized religion, that any religion that is organized is absolutely not of God but of the devil.
“Now this is evidence,” says Brother Branham, “because organization depends upon a hierarchy that makes the organized creeds and dogmas of the church an ultimate for them and for their clergy and for their people.”
In other words, the church then becomes the door to heaven; it becomes the one state wherein people have God, according to their word, not according to truth.
Not saying that some do not have truth. An example is state sanctioned organized church was Israel at the time of Ahab and Jezebel; that’s when the church and the state got together.
Now notice, God’s answer to this perversion. What is God’s answer? God’s answer is this; He sent Elijah with the vindicated THUS SAITH THE LORD which went into a Mount Carmel showdown. Elijah spearheaded a one man vindicated blistering attack upon the church state.
The clergy of Baal and their licentious adherence were no match for Elijah so they simply retaliated by hatred, ridicule, disassociation, by the entire organization and all organizations they could possibly get to help them.
They put Elijah and consequently God at naught. In other words, what God was doing, what Elijah was doing didn’t amount to a drop in a bucket, didn’t change their course, didn’t change their destiny, actually did very, very little if anything which, of course, it did something because the elect were concerned.
Now, now Brother Branham says, “We are promised the same Elijah message and ministry in America and though it does not turn the tide, even as it did not back there in Israel, it will reveal to the elect their state and their help at this hour and position them, in the church at the end time.” Now all right.
Now, we truly understand that organization is condemned, so the Word ministry of Brother Branham will be one of judgment against the enemies of God.
Now this is something that the organizations cannot understand because as I told you last night, organizations that are sanctioned by society, unless the society is truly corrupt as it was amongst the Hindus, where they have the killer society, they band together; and they become murderers, ‘thuggee’s’, where we get our word ‘thug’.
And you have other religions, the nations that are completely heathen; that have allowed various types of things to happen which are truly horrible such as witchcraft and necromancy and some of those things are attached to it.
But when you speak in terms of society as we know it from the Bible, and Israel was a civilized nation and around them were nations which were not so civilized, but they were fairly civilized.
We talked of civilization; you understand that organizations are usually do-gooder’s. Their do-gooding, of course, is to… it’s always in the sense like you get a Kennedy. They’re notorious examples, as are the rich men that are in Congress. They pass laws which they are sure will benefit people but not using their money.
Always you will see organization is not as kindly intended as the people are led to believe. It’s always a trap. As the Frenchman said, I forget his name, but I admit he is true. “When anybody tries to do me a favor; I run to escape them.” This is true.
Too many people want favors; they want something nice. They want something done for them. They are fall guys and gullible to these guys that lay the traps for them which is always in organization.
And you’ll end up being the pawn in the organization. Organization is simply of the devil. Pure and simple: A-B-C’s.
Now organization does not want to believe it because it starts out as a nice church. They start out with the light. And the first thing they organize; they have their creeds and their dogmas now because the truth… the life is passed on, they’re living in a decadent stage so organization must carry them on. And then they have, of course, the more organized they are, the more influence they have.
The more influence they have, the more they have upon the state. The more they have upon the state, the more they get back in your pocketbook. So America starts as a truly religious nation, little group. They really want something.
But where are they today? A semi-socialistic, semi-benevolent, absolute, corrupt society that doesn’t care two bits for white, black, yellow, green or pink. All this talk about desegregation and nice things for the blacks in America is pure hogwash and lie.
It’s what it is. They’re sentimental hogwash. All they got to do is practice the Bible; you don’t have to worry about segregation. You’ll be segregated, all right, from sin. That’s all you’ll be segregated from: segregated unto God.
Society of itself is condemned because it’s organized. Organization is of the devil, period. So Brother Branham’s ministry is one of judgment. As I said in my prayer, absolutely, John in Revelation 3 and James said the same thing, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and behold the Judge standeth at the door.” It’s one and the same.
You cannot talk about the good Shepherd stretching forth His hand; you can’t talk about the beautiful Jesus with the lovely expression and a great smile. You dare not do that because Revelation tells you what He looks like.
He’s the Judge and His face is like fire, and His feet as of brass that burned in the fire, and the Judge is here, that’s why the churches don’t understand Brother Branham’s message and the Branham people don’t because they don’t know Who’s here.
And I lift up my voice and tell them, then I’ll become some kind of a dog. That’s okay by me; I’m before the White Throne now, let’s see who stands. I got Bible for you. I got what the prophet said. They’ll still talk their Pentecostal hogwash and nice, nice, nice.
Kind old priest; you’re right back to the same scenario. Preachers haven’t got the guts to stand and preach the truth; the people leave them. I haven’t seen anybody leave here yet.
If you leave don’t bother coming back because there’s one thing wrong. Only one thing; you don’t believe the truth. Nobody treats you evil here; don’t take your money, don’t ask for a plug nickel, give, give, give, all the time at this pulpit, give, give, give. I’ve got the records. I’ve got the cancelled checks. I got everything. One thing we stand for is truth, and I’m not bluffing.
Not to bluff. The Word’s been vindicated. Not mine, William Branham’s. He said, “Judge,” Revelation, chapter 1, Judge. “I indite this generation.” Sure! He laid it on the line but the people don’t want to believe.
Organization is condemned already. They’re already judged. The White Throne has set in. The Judge that declared the Bride guiltless and free is the same Judge that brought condemnation upon the earth and the fire must fall. That’s 2 Thessalonians, chapter 1. And chapter 2 begins with the gathering of the Bride to the Word, segregation by the Word.
No desegregation. Methodist become Baptists, hogwash! Bride never becomes anything but Bride. Not even wise virgin devolves to foolish virgin, and foolish virgin comes up to wise virgin. You got to get your lines straight, brother/sister. All right.
Judgment on God’s enemies had been pronounced. No doubt this rebellion by organization against God is the last step until after at the White Throne when Satan and his entire organization stands upon this earth and they said, “Let us now overcome the holy encampment.” And they come against the Bride and their God to try to destroy them. That’s what you see in organization.
Now you’re sitting here; do you understand what I’m saying? You got to go home and think it over? I mean I’m sarcastic and I intend to be because that’s the only way I can reach people. Can’t reach them any other way; you got to hit them so hard they get right in the guts so maybe they’ll listen to you.
One guy tried to smarten me up years ago, he was kind of a dumb head, but I didn’t know he was going to hit me. I was weeding in my garden. He come up behind me, he got me right here in the solar plexus. Just about punched me out; lost my breath for awhile. No sneak attacks. I don’t come behind you and hit you; just straight eye to eye level preaching.
This is what the prophet taught and this is what was vindicated, my brother, my sister, so you’re not standing on something superficial. You’re standing on the solid rock of vindicated Word by Almighty God Himself.
So Satan already in his last organization is bringing the entire world together, and that entire organization of serpent seed, the iniquitous, will reappear after the White Throne, and attempt to destroy God and His holy people. That’s organization. All right.
Let’s get back then to page 19. Brother Branham is talking about this Elijah ministry that comes to America. And he said,
 We are promised in the last days that he will return to this country too…
And he said it’s in Matthew 17. So let’s go to Matthew 17. Now Brother Branham said, “This country,” you won’t perhaps notice it in the Book of Matthew what he takes it from.
Now this is after He promised them saying, “Some of you that are standing here will still be standing when you see the kingdom of God come in power.”
Now we know that He came in power as a vision. And 17: where He was taken up with three of His disciples. He beheld, and there was Moses and Elijah talking to him. Now in verse 9 he said,
(09) …Tell the vision to no man, [till] the Son of man be risen again from the dead. [He said, “When I come back you can tell them about this.”]
(10) And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes… [Elijah] must first come?
Now notice! He said, “Don’t say one thing about this because this is a phenomenal happening by vision, it only has pertinence after my resurrection.”
Do you understand what I’m saying? Do you understand what I’m saying? Ninety-nine percent don’t because they get all messed up here. His disciples had said,
(10) …Why then say the scribes… [Elijah] must first come?
Now they get thrown here because Jesus said, “Elijah shall truly first come and restore all things.” But I say, “Elijah has already come and they knew him not.”
Now listen! The Elijah that came was John, and that’s before His death. But what happens here he says is after His death and resurrection. Do you understand what I’m saying? So all of these guys like even friends of Brother Branham, and hey, I got nothing against the Tabernacle down in Shreveport and Jack Moore that’s dead. But Jack Moore had the idea that Elijah was John, and that’s it.
And I’m telling you this morning by reading Scripture he’s wrong, because this refers to after the Resurrection. Do you understand what I’m saying? Huh?
If you don’t, shake your head and say, “Go over it again, Brother Vayle.”
And I’ll say, “My God, where have been the last ten minutes?” So you saved yourself an insult. Not really; I won’t slam you.
But do you understand what this is about? He said, “This what you saw is after the Resurrection.” John the Baptist was born a few months before Jesus was born, six months or something like that. So, Elijah is truly going to come and restore all things. John never restored all things.
He was the voice crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make straight paths, and he brought a part of restoration, but he couldn’t bring it all.
Restoration comes by ‘all’ that is said by the mouths of the holy prophets. There’s a difference. And if you don’t want to read the difference, you’ll stagnate and die. And if you do I’m sorry for you but that’s your tough luck.
I’m preaching the Word of God flat. Anybody can understand flat preaching. Elijah has already come. And they did to him what they wanted to do, likewise also, the Son of man will suffer, they will kill me, too.
But watch! After the Resurrection which is the crux of the whole thing as Paul said, “If there’s no Resurrection, and all I’m serving Jesus for now, is something I don’t know too much about, but it’s on the other side, I was even caught up there, and I saw great things I can’t utter, but if that’s all there’s to it and not a Resurrection, I’m out of it. I don’t want it.”
Now a lot of people go around and they say, “Oh, how happy I am. How wonderful. Oh, oh, this…” Oh, you mealy-mouthed bunch of clap-trappers. God have mercy on your stupidity! Can’t you line with Paul!
It doesn’t come until the Resurrection and your glory will be fulfilled, you’re aching and I’m aching, we’re all crying this and that, all unsettled, but my God, when we’re resurrected that’s going to change the whole thing. We’re crying for the Resurrection. Understand what I’m saying? Okay.
Now, there’s got to be a restoration of the Word of all the holy prophets spoke at the time of that Elijah, then there would be a complete destruction of the earth. But remember, Abraham said, “God, will you destroy the righteous with the wicked?”
And He said… “I’ll never destroy the righteous with the wicked, not even one.” Abraham starts with fifty, “peradventure there might be a hundred and fifty, might be a hundred,” he gets it down to about ten. God said… “What are you blowing your steam off for, boy?
I don’t destroy any righteous with the wicked. What are you talking about?” Abraham could of saved himself a lot of trouble. But see how man there injects himself? He knew there would not be destruction of any righteous, no way shape and form. Well, that got him to the place, of course, where he could put his son upon the altar, and God said, “Well, I’m not going to take him, that’s just to here in type.” All right.
Now, he says here, “It’s going to happen in America.” Now that’s not written in there but don’t tell me a prophet doesn’t have the power to isolate Scripture according to vindication and place it according to geography.
Now you want to be like Armstrong and his great evangelical church, which you know, he’s dead now, but he… what he understands… he said Germany was Syria, didn’t he?
Well, Germany is not Syria. Syria is Syria. Start reading some of its history and you’ll find out where… where S… and these guys come from and what’s behind it, what’s going on. Bible doesn’t change its mind.
It’s these people that change their minds; they get all mixed up, they don’t know what Brother Branham said. They don’t know what a vindicated man said so they stand in a pretty intolerable position.
So, now, you’ll notice Brother Branham speaking of America, you’ve got to go back now in your minds to understand the parallel that he’s talking about which is America likened to the days of Ahab, throws it right into the time of Christ, because there isn’t any difference.
Organization is organization, whether you call it blue moon, black sump, green cheese or hogwash. It’s organization. Do you understand what I’m saying? And I don’t care if its two miles this side of Eden or four miles past hell; organization is organization and it’s anti-Christ and anti-God.
The Sanhedrin was an organization. You can’t find any Scriptural reason for the Sanhedrin. There’s no way you can find it. Go and search your Scripture. It’s something came out of Babylon. They went to Babylon. They had a temple.
They had a priesthood and they had a Torah. They came away with a Talmud and a rabbinical order and a synagogue. The church started it. They took another Jesus, another word, another spirit.
So where are they? Can’t you see how beautiful the Word of God is? You know, I love the Word of God just simply from the understanding of the mathematics within It, the logics, how it comes together. You can analyze, synthesize, the whole thing comes to perfection.
So here’s Brother Branham putting our day with Elijah, throwing it onto John, bringing it to America. Why? Because we build the image to the beast: America’s the melting pot of every religion. You go to Germany; how many religions they got really? Two: Catholic and Lutheran.
You go to Norway and Sweden; mostly Lutheran. You say, “What about Pentecost?” They’re a drop in the bucket alongside those guys. You come to America; we’ve got everything here from soup to nuts, and the bolts thrown in. Everything is here.
I don’t care if it’s from some little island in the sea; we got it all over here in America. And it’s all organized. And it was set to the tune of the nations in 1948 in San Francisco, the World Council of Nations.
And where did the World Council of Churches come from? Right here in America. Who saved Rome? America; American blood, Protestant blood and lives, Christians died for the old harlot.
What are they doing overseas right now? And the pope says… and there’s a fight on, and it’s recognized between Gorbachev, Bush and the pope. And who’s going to win?
I can tell you right now the battle’s over. They’re both kissing the pope’s toe. If I had a fight with any of you two guys in here for power, let’s say a couple of deacons rose up against me, and you saw them come and kiss my finger, and they didn’t bite it, you’d know I’d licked them hands down. Then who do you think’s won? The pope; he’s in the driver’s seat. Do you think Bush can say, “I’m the moral conscience of this world?”
He can’t say it half as well as Gorbachev can say it, because the Russian’s are showing they are more of a moral conscience on paper than the Americans are. So who’s going to win? Who’s won? The devil’s won. All right.
Listen! The 12th chapter of Matthew in the face of organization when Jesus proved exactly who He was, set forth the Word of God, completely vindicated, proved the Father was in Him doing the works. They tried to kill Him.
The Pharisees held a council against Him in order to destroy Him because they knew eventually if He was left alone He could and would destroy them because they were living on make-believe.
They were living on a bluff, the same as the pope says, “I am the successor of Peter.” Hogwash! Peter never was in Rome. If he was he would have blasted their hides from one corner to the other. Catholics believed the lie.
My, my, my, go to school, get an education degree, and believe a lie. Isn’t it funny? The Jews want to do the same thing. How many Jews are Kaiser, don’t have one drop of Jewish blood in them? Why do you think they talk Yiddish and they got a Hebrew alphabet? Study your history. Can you find in your history books?
I never found one word about a Kaiser till I was in my thirties, late thirties. You can’t find it in the histories, been conveniently taken out. You can’t find the truth anymore about the Huguenots, the Roman Catholics, what really went on? How many of you… Where do you get ‘Fox’s Book of Martyrs’ on the shelves now a days? Hyssop’s: ‘Two Babylon’s?’ Where do you get those books? You can’t hardly buy them. Nope, a complete whitewash! All right.
It says here, “They wanted to destroy Him.” [Matthew 12:]
(15) But when Jesus knew it, [and] withdrew himself from thence: and [a] great [multitude] followed him, and he healed them all;
(16) And charged them that they should not make him known:
(17) That it might be fulfilled [what] was spoken by [the prophet] Esaias saying,
(18) Behold my servant, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment [to] the Gentiles.
When did He ever do that? He never went to the Gentiles. The closest He got was going down to the bastard city of Samaria, and He forbad His own disciples to do it. And after the Resurrection He said, “You may go to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and then to the uttermost parts of the world.”
But when did He ever show judgment to the Gentiles? Well, come on! You see, you got to bluff it. You have, absolutely, not just got to bluff it; you have got to take it to the point where you rationalize the whole thing. You can’t do it.
Now he said,
(19) He shall not strive, nor cry; neither… any man hear his voice in the streets.
What about that? Everybody in Jerusalem could have possibly hear him, heard him. He strove. He cried. He beat up the priests.
(21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
That, absolutely, is the prophecy of Esaias for the end time, the place where He closed the book to open the book again, where it was closed under Daniel and the book was open. No way will the people understand the truth because they’re not prepared. They can’t take it. They’ll put their faith in a creed or a dogma. They’re not content to go by the Word of God.
Now what does Brother Branham say? He said, “It’s got to happen in America.” And we can see where it has happened in America. But you cannot take this and present it to anybody in a rational way that they will grasp it according to understanding, there’s no way they’re going to get it, because there’s no way in there to receive a revealed and vindicated Word.
The word ‘vindication’ is not in their vocabulary. It’s in organization and pressure and power and force and prestige. “Look at our numbers. Look what we’ve done. We got people heal the sick and raise the dead, too, bless God.”
They’re going to do it. They’re going to do it. You can’t convert people; no, they’re too heady; they’re too high-minded. There’s no way that they’ll take a prophetic ministry. They can’t do it.
Now he said, as John… John is quoted here in Malachi, from Malachi.
 Watch what He said, “Elijah truly must first come.” Past, present and… future tense, past, present, future, but He give John as an example. John wasn’t Malachi 4. John was Malachi 3, “Behold, I send my messenger before Me to prepare the way.”
[And that’s what John said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord,” and so on.] But Malachi 4, said, “Before the great and terrible day of the Lord shall come, when all the earth shall be burned like a stubble; before that day, I’ll send Elijah.”
Now that’s what the Bible teaches, even Schofield knows that.
 …it wasn’t John, because the Lord never burnt the earth when John came.… if you noticed in the last chapter, of the last verse, He said, “And [watch; he’s talking] he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers.”
 Now, watch. The first John came, the first Elijah, what did he do? He came and brought a message and turned the old orthodox hard hearts to the faith of the young church, the children. But when the next Elijah comes in the end… , he’s to turn the children’s hearts, turn them back to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. See the difference?
…He’ll not be one of these here so-called Pentecostals we have today; he’ll go right back to Acts 2 and start from there. He’ll preach the unadulterated Gospel, just the same things that Peter did on the day of Pentecost, because what he said on Pentecost is vindicated the rest of the Scriptures throughout.
 He’ll not twist around with some organization. When Elijah comes, He’ll hate wicked women like Elijah did, and bad women, like John did. He’ll be a wilderness-lover just like they were. He’ll not spare. We’re looking for him to come. He’ll come. God said he would come, he’ll be here.
Now, you can understand there’s a veiled thought in here that Brother Branham is repudiating the fact that he is Elijah. But remember, he… well, later on we may read it if we get time today, where he said he’ll reveal himself. And he did in 1964 in November in New York City in the auditorium there.
All right. He said, “Well,” he said, “I might as well tell you.” And he let the people know that he was the Elijah for this hour which he did many, many ways through multiplicity of sermons which he preached to us.
Now, in here he said he’s going to turn the hearts of the children back to the Pentecostal fathers. Now he goes specifically to Acts, the 2nd chapter.
Now here’s where a lot of Pentecostals that have the Pentecostal spirit say they’ve come out, and they believe what Brother Branham taught, but they don’t really believe it; they just say they do, and they always want to go back to Pentecost, because there’s where they go back to all their emotions.
There’s where they go back to all their evidences, to the senses. But Brother Branham said, “The baptism with the Holy Ghost in this hour comes without anything visible or any sensation.” Well, that’s what he said. If he said it, then he’s vindicated to say it, otherwise, why would he say it?
And he talks a lot about himself of his emotions and how he feels and how he’s done various things under the spirit. So Brother Branham is not talking out of both sides of his mouth; he’s just telling the truth.
In spite of all the fact that there can be manifestations, that there can be things that are visible, there can be sensations; don’t put it down as the Holy Ghost.
Now I know there’s sermons out where you’ve said Brother Branham will put it down, but I don’t remember him saying one thing about he knew it was the Holy Ghost making him do things, that he came to realize what he was doing.
He said one time he was running, found himself going down the aisle, pulling up his pant leg. He didn’t say that was the Holy Ghost. And I’m not going to say it wasn’t. But I’m not going to try to get something to fall upon or run up and down the aisle pulling up my pant leg or sit in this pulpit and wave my foot or think I’m anointed because I do something. What Brother Branham did at that time; I don’t know what he did and what he did it for. But that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans along one THUS SAITH THE LORD.
That’s what I’m standing on, not what a man does or what happens in some extraneous way, although I’m not going to say it’s not God. I believe it was. But you can’t put it down and say that’s the way it works.
He said, “It comes without any sensation, a true baptism.” That’s how teaching takes place by the Holy Spirit, making you to know if you’ve got that Seed in here which is life; you’ll respond to the Word which has life in It, you won’t respond to some dead dogma and creed.
Now the 2nd chapter of Acts… What did Brother Branham always go back to? He went back to 2:37-39, actually 38.
(38) Then Peter said, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins… [you] shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. [Now watch!]
(39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
He always stood on it. And the Catholic Church says, “We can forgive sins.”
He said, “Yes, if you do it according to the Bible.”
He said, “What’s that?”
He told the Catholic priest, “Acts 2:38, 39.” You give them the Word and then let them stand with that Word and see exactly where that Word goes.
Now, he said, “Not as Pentecostals today.”
No way shape and form but as it was in the beginning which was a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost where tongues were not the evidence, because when they came down they were speaking their own languages and God turned those words, it’s right in the Greek; it’s not what Pentecostal teachers say and they know they’re wrong. Right in the Greek it shows the words were turned until the listeners heard them in their own language.
As I said one time, a German lady heard me preach a sermon in German. I don’t speak German. Except: eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf or something, I don’t know. And I read the funny papers, it says, “Guten Tag,” or something; I don’t know the first thing about German. She heard the whole thing. I don’t speak in German; I speak in poor English; rapid gun-fire, too.
I know some people went down into Peru or Brazil or somewhere, they heard the guy preach in their language; the interpreter sat down. The man never used one word of whether it was… Portuguese, Brazil, it was Portuguese, I guess it was Brazil, I’m not sure now.
The guy didn’t know one word of Portuguese any more than I do. It’s different from Spanish, you know, entirely different language. I understand it is anyways, might be a little similar in account of the Latin background. The interpreter sat down; and everybody heard him. That’s what happened at Pentecost. That’s not the evidence of the Holy Ghost.
You know what the evidence was at that time? It wasn’t the language per se, as though here a man is speaking a tongue and they’re hearing this wonderful way in a supernatural hearing; it was the Word. That’s what he’s given for; the Word. And they caught the Word.
So the evidence was this is truly the Holy Ghost, because it’s proclaiming the truth and you go back to the foundation. The Pentecostal foundation was, they took at that hour the exact Word of that hour; it was manifested and God proved that He was with them. Now he said that set the tenor for the whole Bible, for all the rest of the Scripture.
What happened to the apostle Paul? On the road to Damascus, he gets smitten down, gone to Cornelius, and the street called Strait, down to his house, he’ll lay hands on you, you’ll get your sight, you’ll get the Holy Ghost and then you go out there in the desert. That’s the same thing. Same pattern. You got to go back to the originals.
But you don’t go back to Pentecost as though it’s a bunch of emotion. Brother Branham denies that he’s talking about twentieth century Pentecostals; he’s talking about first century Pentecostals.
And believe me, read the Book of Acts, and they’re not like we have them today. Where do you get short-haired floozies? Women wearing slacks? Women preachers? Why are you women running the roost? Running the country?
You get them where God put them. That doesn’t demean them. Women should understand the Resurrection; they’re going to have what they’ve all been looking for. Not just the men. Not just the men are up there; don’t worry.
Now who was this bad woman, about John the Baptist? She’s over here in the Book of Matthew, the 14th chapter, her name is Herodias. And what is she? She’s the wife of another man, because she used to belong to another man; she left him for his brother.
Because of Herod, he was the guy with the power. Matthew 14, it’s in there somewhere in 14, you can see it. Okay. It says here,
(01) At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of [Jesus’] fame…
(02) …said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist… risen from the dead… therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
(03) [And] Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him [for], and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.
She was living there as his mistress, plumb out in adultery. And John the Baptist condemned it. Now you show me a nation that’s got more divorce than America.
There’s no nation rottener. And I say why? Because they had God here: America’s roots were not in pure heathenism as some tribes in the Congo over there in New Guinea, some islands of the sea, the New Hebrides back in their days of complete paganism.
America had its roots in God, but they’ve lost those roots and that’s why the Bible said, their roots, they’ll be left neither root nor branch at this time, because they don’t have any roots in God.
Remember, the roots in God are trees planted by the waters. And they stand in the judgment; they’re not blown away like chaff. That’s all you can say about the wicked; they’re chaff. They come from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but they’re chaff. Whoever heard of a tree having chaff? Can’t do it.
Now he said, “He won’t be twisted around by organizations. He won’t be worked around by women. He’ll love the wilderness, like John, like Elijah. We’re looking for him to come. God said he would. He’ll be here.”
 I believe, if anything, the message that we got today will forerun that great coming of him. Yes, sir. He’s on the road, already born, like Elijah was, and come busting out of the wilderness, somewhere he’ll make himself known. [Said he’s already made himself known.] He’ll preach Acts 2. He’ll bring the faith of these… Pentecostal children, right back to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. He’ll go right back to Acts 2:38, see, [like I read.]
That’s the Acts 2 he’s talking about, he’s not harping on the speaking of tongues and making some great thing of that, he already denied that’s an evidence and showed what it was. The people were prophesying. The people heard him in their own language.
That’s how the gospel got going. And he excoriated the fact that Pentecost says, “Well, we speak in unknown tongues.” He said, “Pentecost they had known tongues, you got the cart before the horse.” So don’t tell me he’s going to go back to this hoopla the Pentecostals have.
I’m going to tell you another thing. Paul wasn’t at Pentecost. You say, “Paul… ” Paul said, “I was one born out of due season.” So he was still born out of due season. Don’t try to make something out of that. You think God slipped up on His timing? No!
Everything right on schedule had to be exactly right. And Brother Branham kept saying, he said, “We ate with him. We slept with him. We did so and so. But to Paul was given the revelation.” Nobody could touch him. Nobody could touch him. No sir, he was the one. He made everybody else stand still.
 …He’ll bring the real, unadulterated Gospel.
In other words, there’s been nothing at that time added or taken from it, though it was in the First Church Age and later on.
 He’ll not have anything to do with the Jezebel and her system. He’ll be a servant of God. Sure will. The Bible said he would come. He’ll prophesy and bust his message in the face of these Jezebels, just exactly like Elijah did… to Israel. They’ll hate him. They won’t cooperate with him, no… He’ll come.
God promised it, he’ll rise on the scene. He’ll preach to the elected Church as it said he would, shaking that Elect, shaking the carnality off of it, the world and the things of the world, shaking it down, boiling it down, bringing the Church together, a people.
Now, there’s no way he can do that outside of some vindication. Look! A lot of us have had church experiences. I was brought up to begin within the Presbyterian Church but the man didn’t have enough on the ball to really have altar calls, or they wouldn’t let him. I knew he had something but it never got through to me.
The Methodist and Presbyterians got together forming the first Council of Churches, real council, union in Canada. They were a mess. The preacher they brought in was a big, fat type of person who was all brains and he didn’t have much brains because he literally let his body go to pot the way his big fat stomach was and all, completely denied the virgin birth and everything about the Bible.
The next guy was a former Nazarene, a holiness preacher, who was completely disillusioned with their ridiculous doctrines of entire sanctification, went back to college and he received a beer stein for being the politest man in the whole college.
Theological seminary, and he was a fine, fine man, a beautiful skater, thin, tall, upright person, Scottish; a man of integrity as the world calls integrity, but to him the Old Testament was a book of mythology comparable to what the Norwegians and the Greeks and the rest had in the Book of Genesis. So he preached nothing.
So I belong now to two groups; both deader than dodos. If you’re certified Presbyterian or Methodist, you got a certificate to hell, a one way passage; it’s a permanent visa. And you ain’t getting out of there. All right.
The Pentecostals came by; already I prophesied to my mother, “My sister would not get better until she got prayed for,” I don’t know why I said it, I said it and I knew it would come to pass, and it came to pass. So I became Pentecostal ei, yi, yi from Pentecostal, Baptist, from that nothing and now this. Now the point is what I’m looking at here is that every one of us, most of us at least have some experience of what we came out of.
Now the point is we were duped. We were deceived. We simply believed in the organization, because they had a man that was supposed to know and we pledged to it because he was supposed to know and he didn’t know, and he would tell us we didn’t know, but he gave us some kind of a flimsy whimsy hope, bless God, if you sort of, you know, sort of, sort of, sort of, you might sort of.
It’s exactly right. And I did; I pulled the wings off of flies, and cussed under my breath, him and God and everybody else, because I couldn’t stand him. All right.
I went through the organization. I’m trying to tell you something about it. Hey, you can’t trust them; they’re not vindicated. When I saw this vindication; that did it: if I’m going to have anything; I want that. If I can’t have that; then I got nothing, because I got no place to go to.
Now I could tell women this, and women say, “Oh, well, you were a church tramp.” Big loud-mouthed stinking Jezebel with your teeth sticking out, your tongue air cooling, because you talking so fast, prostitute to God, religion and man; she types the church one hundred per cent.
She ain’t nothing but filth and she’ll stand there as though she’s got something. That’s your stinking organization and your churches. You look at the women out here; they tell you right from the ground up, read the books that are being written by women. There’ll be women priests, I suppose.
Pope at this time doesn’t want it, and for a good laugh, I hope he sticks to his guns. It’s just a laugh because he’s got no substance. So, all right.
You can’t trust them because there’s no vindication. Now, Brother Branham says, “that this messenger is going to shake the carnality off the Bride.” He’s going to shake her down, pull her together, so she’s going to be what Brother Branham talked about, that masterpiece.
Now Christ was one masterpiece; the Bride was another. Now you can’t look back on the masterpiece of Jesus, because that’s done gone and finished. He always was and always will be, couldn’t be anything else but because He was.
But the Bride went through things that He didn’t go through. See? And He went through what we didn’t go through. We couldn’t have our bodies, the theophanic forms, a body commensurate to the gene.
He did. He laid it aside and came down here and took on a physical, then He had to bear all the suffering and all the degradation, every single thing, and He knew He stood there wholly with God in Him, and let them call Him everything under high heaven, do what they wanted to do and He said, “That’s all right you can do it now but later down the road you won’t.”
Now that He’s here in the form of the Holy Ghost are they going to get away with it? Come on.
Let’s just read the Scripture and find out about this. We’re going to go to the Book of Hebrews, the 12th chapter. Now it says in verse 16.
(16) Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. [Sell it for church membership; call it the kingdom of God.]
(17) For ye know afterward, when he would inherited the blessing, he was rejected: [and] found no place [to] repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
What do you think that White Throne’s like? “Oh Lord, we came in Your name, we did these works. Yes, yes, yes. Hey, listen. We didn’t know better but we did this. Now isn’t this okay? Can’t we get in?”
The Bible said even the lake of fire is a place where there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, on the grounds that people sort of made that up, but the Bible mentions the gnashing of teeth, the weeping and the wailing. What about that?
What about the rich man in hell? He lifted up his eyes and he repented which means he changed his name, he got a revelation but he got it too late. Now this man got a revelation, got it too late. And they knew not till the flood came and took them away.
There’s going to be millions of people know that I’m preaching the truth when it’s too late, because I got it from vindicated William Branham, “the Judge is here.” Why aren’t the Branhamites preaching it? Why don’t they tell the truth? Because they’re trying to put a new patch on an old garment and you’re going to bust out wide like a bursted skin, brother/sister, if you try that today.
I’ve taught you, taught you sincerely almost ten solid years now, from 1977, not one sermon outside the Presence of Almighty God and His prophet vindicated; His Word coming to pass.
Thirteen solid years I’ve preached it. Thirteen since March… April, May, June, July, August, September; more than eighteen months, six more months on top of thirteen solid years. Where are you today? You’ll never point your finger at me at the White Throne; there’s no way you can do it.
Not according to this part of the subject anyway, you make no mistake about it, because I’m going to stand right there, and I got hundreds of documented messages. How many hundred sermons you got back there, Joe? Four hundred of them? Eight hundred. You show me one ever led you off track.
Now listen to me! Fornicator! This guy was a fornicator and profane. Now listen! There’s profane history and there’s religious history which means one is purely simply social and worldly and the other purports to trace the things that are spiritual.
This man was entirely profane, he said, “My gut’s empty; I’m starving. Give me some food. I’ll take that, bless God. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Hope deferred, I don’t have any time for. I’m a bread and butter man. I’m a potato and egg man; I want it now.”
He wouldn’t take time to look down the road like Abraham did, and Isaac did, and his brother Jacob. He was a fornicator. He was profane, for one morsel of bread, for his pension, for his prestige, for his in with society, for his good name, for his acceptance.
That’s organization. He said, “I’m with you boys.” If you can’t take your place outside the camp with Jesus, there’s something wrong with all of us, I can say that.
Now listen! He was rejected. Now listen!
(18) For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, [this is something you can’t touch.]
Back there when they touched it, it was literally a mind-boggling explosion; earthquakes, thunder, voices; a vindication before a multitude of people. Tell me where that differs from thirty thousand people in Africa; half a million, maybe three hundred thousand, thirty thousand got saved. One THUS SAITH THE LORD, a doctor saying behind William Branham’s back about a cross-eyed boy, “That was psychology.”
And Brother Branham whirled and said, “You’re better at psychology than I am; you try it.”
The man made a repentance and got saved, became a Pentecostal. How much good that’s going to do him? I really don’t. I hope to God it does but… I got no proof of anything outside this Word. What’s the difference?
You know they had a picture years ago called ‘Earthquake’. Charleton Heston was in it, Ava Gardner. Who else? I forget it anyway. And they had the sound equipment in the theatre when the earthquake was going, the theatre rocked. It was good. It was funny. I enjoyed it.
You would, too, if you were there. It was a fairly clean movie. It was many, many years ago, so it had to be fairly clean. What was done was behind the doors, you know, not the stuff they have today. But you know what I’m trying to tell you something.
Listen! If you were rocked this morning in your seats, I’m going to tell something to you, that’s not the answer; I’ve been all through that. I’ve been all through that; I’ve told you time and time again, phenomenal experiences I’ve had.
Merciful God! What do I have to do? I was literally on my knees in a Pentecostal… I’m not ashamed to tell you, I was not even twenty years of age praying for God to give me some revelation, to give me something, and as I prayed a vision came, I was picked up to my feet, my eyes stark wide open, I heard myself say, “Watch and pray, Jesus is coming soon.”
I was picked up and slammed down just like that on a cement floor and my body should have shattered like a watermelon. A mother couldn’t lay her baby quieter and gentler on a pillow of feathers. What did it do? Nothing! Led me completely astray as though I had something now. Had nothing!
Shake your guts out, shake your head off, you’re outside the Word. One THUS SAITH THE LORD settles everything. Yeah. One THUS SAITH THE LORD. Hallelujah! There’s peace in the valley.
In fact not looking at you, I’ve had visions, prophesied, prophecy come to pass one after another. Listen, I can prove what I’m saying, don’t call my bluff or I’ll take you right to the people.
Because I don’t bluff and I don’t lie and I don’t cheat, and I don’t steal, I don’t commit adultery, and I got no axe to grind except the Word of God, and the Bible said, “Curseth is he whose sword doesn’t draw blood.” You put that down and understand why I preach the way I preach.
Listen! These things, my brother, my sister, let’s listen to them. This happened and it says you are not coming to that; you will not have that. That is not yours to have and it didn’t do them any good. They couldn’t endure what was commanded. If so much as a beast touched it, it was stoned or thrust through and so terrible was the sight, I exceedingly quake, but you are come unto Mount Zion. No thunder. No lightning.
No earthquake. No flip-flops in your belly. No nervous distractions. No breakdowns. No kookyism. You’re coming to your destiny. You’re coming to your destiny.
The Presence of God guaranteeing it and nobody knows when He arrives. The word ‘parousia’ means ‘it’s the event itself, the person being there, a mystery.’ “What will be the sign of Thy Presence?”
And the Bible tells it and then it goes on and declares the presence will be revealed as known to be it per se because of the Son of man ministry; He’s here. He’s here. There’s His prophet. There’s Elijah.
(22) [you] are come unto mount Sion, unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of [messengers],
(23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all…
Now, you’re standing in the Presence of the Judge. No earthquake. No flip-flops in the belly. No bright stars. No emanations. No, hey, hey, hey. No pinball machines. Judge! Ever stand before a judge? It’s a treat. It’s a treat. Sarcasm again.
I don’t care if it’s just a parking ticket, speeding down the road, I don’t care if it’s a false call, you got called up, I don’t care if it’s jury duty, I don’t care what it is; you stand before a judge, you’re under the thumb, kid.
You don’t tell the judge nothing. You try it and see what happens to you. They’ll take you out and hang you up by the neck. They’ll see that you never get your case in court. They got the power. Rotten frauds and crooks got the power.
This One is not a fraud; there’s not a crook there. His integrity stands, THUS SAITH THE LORD never failed. So now with the Judge, and that’s the key, you’re right before New Jerusalem. New Jerusalem comes after White Throne. So we’re here before White Throne. Right?
Oh yes, we’re talking the Bible. We’re not talking fools.
(23) …and to the spirits of just men made perfect, [That’s end time.]
(24) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant…
Now look it, you got up here a Judge and now you got Jesus, the Mediator, so, therefore, the Mediator is not here at this moment, the Judge is here at this moment.
The Lamb climbed on the throne and He’s still on the throne; don’t worry, He’s made a promise through the Judge. “You’ll sit with Me in My throne, as I sat down with My Father in His throne.” You’re ready for the whole thing.
(24) …and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
(25) See that [you] refuse not him that speaketh.
Now you’re talking about Somebody that’s here prior to all of this, and this going on now. You see why I preach as I preach? We are there, brother/sister, whether or not… I know it’s hard on my mind. I know it’s hard on my tongue to even say it. It’s hard on my heart.
Look, it’s hard on me. It’s hard to get the fact and understand this morning. I’m not giving you a bunch of hogwash and baloney. It’s tough on me. I speak like a crazy man, like a complete jackass and idiot, but I got Bible for it.
Abraham believed God who raises the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were, period. And I’m beside myself, I’m a jackass, I’m a kook of an ass and walk out like those birds did this morning with their funny hats on.
Let me tell you this, don’t you think your dress gets you anywhere. It gets you nowhere. Oh, brother/sister, there’s such malarkey going on, make an Irish pope vomit, there’s so much crap going on and that’s saying a lot.
(25) …refuse not him that speaketh.
“Oh, God doesn’t talk anymore.” My Bible says He does. My Bible says at this great scenario which involves New Jerusalem, the Judge is talking.
(25) [Now] if they escaped not who refused him that [spoke] on earth, much more shall [we not] escape, if we turn away from him that [is] from heaven: [So Somebody’s from heaven got to come down here.]
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but… heaven.
So now the speaker is going to shake the heavens. Shake the heavens? Certainly! Satan’s got to get kicked out. All his cohorts blasted; he can’t have access there anymore. Then the heavens got to melt with the fervent heat and be dissolved and come back. Now listen!
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth:… now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but heaven [also].
(27) And this… Yet once more, [signifies] the removing of those things that are [made, See?] that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Now what can’t be shaken? The Word of God: you say, “Brother Vayle, is that true?” I’m going to read it to you. Therefore, we… It says here, “which cannot be shaken.”
(28) Wherefore… receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
(29) For our God is a consuming fire.
Now where does that go? That goes right to Hebrews 6; he’s talking about Hebrews 6. And it says in Hebrews 6 here, “go to perfection,” but they wouldn’t do it at that time.
Now at perfection, what happens? The dynamism of Matthew 12, the return ministry of Christ, the Son of man ministry through a prophet, God Himself having descended with a Shout, here, taste the good Word of God, even the authority and the power of the world which is coming, which is here now, having fallen away.
What from? The Word; they’ll never come to repentance again. So what’s He saying? He’s going to shake the Bride, plumb out of every organization and every word that is off one jot, one tittle because all that’s going to remain is the Word, because the Bible says, “Thy Word, oh God, remains and abides forever.” God and His Word is one.
Now notice! It talks of a consuming fire. So this is the end time. Now the consuming fire starts with the Pillar of Fire, It settles upon the earth at the end of the Tribulation. It purifies the world, then It comes back again to dissolve the world and to recreate and bring anew.
Now all these things are happening at this time. Now how do they happen? Always over here in… Philippians I beg your pardon right here in Thessalonians, the 2nd chapter. Now he says here, it’s verse 6.
(06) …it is a righteous thing [for] God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
(07) And to you who are troubled rest with us, [come to a place of relaxation, and you’ll relax only] when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
(08) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
That disobedience started way back there when they changed the Word, they changed the spirit, and they changed the Savior. Romanism, and it’s all that she got daughters, too, don’t think… it’s Rome alone, she’s got her daughters everywhere.
(09) [Now they’re going to] be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, the glory of his power;
(10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, [See?]
Now it says,
(01) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that’s Parousia right there] and by our gathering together unto him,
(02) That ye soon [be not] shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by word, nor by letter…
It tells you right there, don’t you ever believe anybody according to their word. Then what are you going to believe according to? Vindication! Do you understand what I’m saying? He tells you right here.
(02) …neither by letter… spirit, nor by word, nor by letter…
Now the point is what if a spirit does come in and it brings some kind of a sign and wonder? It will take you right off the Word. And it can only do that once you’ve turned down the vindicated prophet, so you know what the Word is. Because if they left the Word two thousand years ago, how far are they off of the Word today? And yet the whole Word’s got to be restored.
So what are you going to do? You’re going to go back to the Book of Acts, the 2nd chapter, and the 3rd chapter. The 2nd chapter says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel, everyone baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved, be filled with the Holy Ghost.” That’s a command of God.
But what does it say over here in the 3rd chapter of Acts. We go back to the Book of Acts, read verse 19.
(19) …when times of refreshing shall [be…] come from the presence of the Lord;
(20) And he shall send Jesus Christ, which was preached [before] unto you:
(21) Whom the heavens must [retain till] the restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
So it tells you right there, you got to get shaken plumb back to the Book of Acts and you can’t go back to Pentecost because that message won’t save you. The prophet said so. Why can’t these guys not emotion say, everything the prophet said?
One guy says, “Well, Brother Branham said listen to tapes.” So everybody listens to tapes. He also said, “There’s books.” He didn’t even have books; he said, “Read a book.”
He also said, “Preach the gospel,” there’s only one gospel, that’s the end-time message. They only take part of it? Why not take it all? We hear tapes, we read the books; we hear the preacher. If I’m supposed to quit I’ll quit when God tells me.
Not when somebody thinks he’s quoting Brother Branham. That’s a lot of hogwash.
So they quote and say, “Go back to Pentecost.” Let’s go back to Pentecost. Pentecost tells you distinctly the Alpha will repeat as the Omega, and when it does there’ll be anointing upon all flesh and you’ll go in the Great Tribulation right afterward.
Acts 3 tells you what? “There’s going to be Christ, give us a time of refreshing which,” Brother Branham said, “is a great healing revival, bringing a new message.” Bring us the entire revealed Word of God, then comes what?
The total destruction. I’ll be gone to the Book of Acts. You can’t do it any other way. And when you do you go right down where Paul came on the scene. And you get down where they admitted that Paul was an apostle to the Gentiles, and Peter withdrew.
“So let’s go back to the Book of Acts,” like Brother Branham said. Not what they think he said.
Now listen! He’s talking here.
 He’ll prophesy and bust his message in the face of these Jezebels, just… like Elijah did in the beginning to Israel. They’ll hate him. They won’t cooperate with him,… He’ll come. God promised it, and he’ll rise on the scene. He’ll preach to the elected Church as it said he would, shaking the Elect, shaking the [carnality] off of it, and the world and the things of the world, boiling it down, [boiling and shaking it down,] getting the Church together, getting a people there.
And what’s he talking about? I’ll tell you. He’s talking to the Pentecostals because they’re the ones that are sitting there. Now they’re not the organized Pentecostals, because the church… as Brother Branham said in this message here they don’t come together. Some of them will come out. Some of the Assemblies of God are there, some of the Oneness are there, but mostly the latter rains and they’re Trinitarians.
And the Trinitarians, latter-rainers, he’s going to hit in this next paragraph. Listen!
 I know you say, “That’s my denomination.” Brother, you’re wrong. John came…
In other words, he’s saying here, “My denomination and my people, the way we believe, we’re going to bring this Elijah ministry. This is us. We’re the ones to reveal the Word and bring the renewal.” Because they talk about renewal, everybody talks about renewal. I don’t care two bits for renewal.
I want Resurrection. You can have your stupid renewal. I want… to find that in the Bible. I can’t find renewal. I find renewal of the mind by the Word. A renewed mind, that word’s not ‘renewed’ it means transfigured. That’s metamorphosis. That’s transformation. We’re talking physical now; caterpillar to a butterfly.
Now he said to these guys here, these Pentecostals,
 John came as a one-man system to introduce a one Man Jesus Christ. And Elijah will not be a system; it’ll be a man, Jesus said so. It will be one man that’s anointed of the Holy Ghost.… he won’t introduce any three or four gods; he’ll introduce One: the Lord Jesus Christ; because his Message will shake the Pentecostal children back to the faith of the fathers…
Now there’s a Pentecostal message and there’s Acts. God sent His Son. His Son died and rose again, paying the penalty, sent back His Spirit, His soul upon the people. You’re getting it.
Now listen! What do these Pentecostals believe that sat under Brother Branham? “Oh, we’re an Elijah company.” I know. Listen! I was with them. “We’re a company. We’re Elijah, yup. We’re going to do it. We’re going to get vitamins out of the Dead Sea, and live forever.” That’s a good one; that is.
The vitamins are deader than they are. I don’t know about that; I think they’re deader than the vitamins. Because vitamins will do you good I don’t care where they came from. They came from a Dead Sea or they came from a polar bear; it doesn’t much matter. You get a lot of vitamin A. Yeah, that’s where they are.
But the people didn’t like his preaching. They went back there again, sat in the hotel, and said, “Brother Branham is a prophet when he tells you things about yourself, but don’t listen to the doctrine.”
What good’s a prophet? What did Elijah do? Get them full of goosebumps, scaring them? Scare doesn’t do you any good; you have the… listen, you almost have the life scared out of you; what does that do for you?
Bless God; I want some life scared into me. I’m dying now. I don’t have half the fun I used to have. I wake up and huh, huh.
Like my wife yesterday, she took out a piece of salmon because I like salmon when it’s nice and red we take a little piece and cut it up and freeze it. So she forgot where she put it.
She planned to put it in the frying pan, the butter’s began to burn, “Where’s the piece of salmon?” Looked all over for the salmon. I thought is it in the garbage? Did it get away? She forgot she put it in the microwave, in case it needed a little thawing.
Well, we finally found the salmon. Hey, look.
We don’t need this stuff they talk about. I want a shot of life. We need it in our house. I don’t know about your house. We’re kind of run down at the heels, both our toes, too.
If we don’t have calluses on our heels, we got corns on the toes. I want Resurrection. I want life, nothing else going to satisfy. I’m not worried about Pentecost.
 You remember, brothers, if I say these things to be… I don’t say these things to be nasty, [if I say them to be nasty then] I need to go to the altar. I’m telling you, “It’s THUS SAITH THE LORD.” If God hasn’t… [Now listen!] If God hasn’t vindicated I’ve told you the truth, around the nation, around the world, then tell me where the mistake was.
Now there it is right there: vindication. On vindication and perfect faith this man could say, “Listen, if God told me to raise Abraham Lincoln, I’d do it. You watch and see me.” Go right there to raise him. And then you listen to somebody else?
Listen, you came away from your goofy hats and your goofy religion. Why did you bother coming away? Put your little hats and fancy things on again or better still cut all your hair off, as much as you got life, go out there and booze it up, sister, have fun, brother, go on.
You see what I’m trying to tell you? This is the ultimate; it’s all over. This is the shakedown. This is, actually, the tail end. You’re caught in a hurricane. You’re not going to get out of it.
Vindication, God has vindicated, told the truth, he said.
 I am telling you the truth. Get back to God, quickly. Get out of those systems, because the Bible said in the Book of Revelations… the Roman Catholic hierarchy was a whore, and she was the mother of harlots. What is that? [It is a church system.] Churches, with their systems.
That’s what it is; Jezebel religion. We could have it right here as independents. They got it all over the country. People I know, people came out like one guy, I admire the guy, absolutely, admire him.
Right away he knew there was one God. He said, “What’s this preacher telling me about three gods?” He said, “There’s one God.” He knew it. He left all organization. He believes in one God; turned Brother Branham down flat as a fritter.
They’ve been coming out by the millions, but they’re not going in. And the church is run more and more by people; the Full Gospel Businessmen. My Lord have pity, they said, “Oh the preacher made such a big mistake.
They’re the… you know, they didn’t do the job. We’re going to do the job.” Oh, the magazines lobbed, everybody got behind them. Where are they today? What have they done? Took them all to Rome. It’s all over. See? Jezebel religion.
Jezebel religion is every single solitary thing outside of this Word that has been revealed by vindication. I don’t care if you say, “I follow Brother Branham’s message.” That doesn’t mean for nothing; doesn’t mean a thing.
This church has only one purpose, established for one reason, it’s laid right out there, not to hear Lee Vayle preach although I do the preaching, and that’s understood. I’ll go someplace else; that’s no problem.
I’ll still preach. Because some man says you shouldn’t preach; that doesn’t mean nothing to me. He’s not my God. I don’t have to listen to him.
We’re established for one reason; that’s because there was a man called William Branham with THUS SAITH THE LORD, prophet of God, we believe he’s the Elijah of this hour. We believe there’s shortly a Resurrection.
We believe in the Presence of God, the just Judge of all the earth. We believe in everything that man said because he had THUS SAITH THE LORD. And though many things we don’t understand, are puzzling, we still know THUS SAITH THE LORD means THUS SAITH THE LORD and it’s Bible. Now you can understand it.
David wasn’t much of a guy at times, but a man after God’s own heart, numbered amongst the prophets, type of the prophet king, stood there with all of his sins, but the Word of God was in his mouth, it was THUS SAITH THE LORD.
David’s been dead for over two thousand years, but the Word of God still lives on, the same Word from that man’s mouth, because it was God’s Word. We’ve gone back brother/sister to the Pentecostal fathers, we’ve gone back to the faith, the original faith, predicated upon the real truth in the Book of Acts, and the Book of Acts is not specifically a book of doctrine. It’s a history.
You want your doctrine, you go to Paul. And when you go to Paul you go to John the Revelator and you see what happened, what is happening.
We’ve been turned completely back, and there’s only one way it can be done, and that’s by repentance which is a complete change of mind which means kick out that dirt, and those heresies, those dogmas, those creeds, that dead stuff, and you kick it all out, and fill your mind and your mouth with the Word of God until it comes back and forth, and back and forth till it begins to live, and as it lives it gets expansive, and something gets ahold of you, and say, “That’s truth, and I’ll die for it. Nothing else is truth.”
And remember the devil does the same thing, but they die for it. We’re not going to die by the grace of God. Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your love and mercy to us Lord, which has been indicated and vindicated in this hour. We know Lord, that there’s not going to be very many that turn to it Lord, and far be it from us Lord, to turn anybody away.
But Father, if Your Word that’s preached harder and stronger turns anybody away, that’s their business, it’s not mine, because I will not soft pedal it as far as I know from Your own Word Lord, from Your own prophet that confronted me face to face on the very issue.
So Lord, if I’m not arrogant, and I’m not disobedient, and I’m not trying to hurt anybody but stand with this Word and know that anytime I punch out, I punch at myself, even stronger than anybody else because I know my own fallibilities, my own ways Lord, they’re difficult ways, they’re hard ways to grasp and to stay with these things because so many things come against us.
But Lord, stand with it by Your Grace I will do because it’s only by Your grace I’ll do it, believing there’s a people here that stands with You Lord, and together we stand, and shall not fall. But shall go on, and God as the prophet said, “Shake everything off of us. Shake every creed and dogma.”
Everything that can be shaken Lord, only Your Word cannot be shaken because everything is made by Your Word and maintained by Your Word, and if Your Word to be shaken Lord, then that which is made and that which is maintained would be shaken, but Father, if we get that living Word that cannot be… it’s creative and cannot be shaken, but maintains, then Lord we know we’re on saved ground and the Rock of revelation will not let us down.
We build our house not upon the sands and gravel, and shifting things, but upon the solid Rock, the true revelation of God, and we will stand and everything else should be shaken down until we become a part of the Rock.
Lord, we know that’s coming up in the future because Your own Word says, “We’re going to be like You. We’re going to see you as You are.”
We saw you as you are Lord, to a great degree. We don’t understand all of it. Lord I wish You might make it known to us exactly how these things take place. Exactly what You said in Your Word and whether they understood It perfectly, I don’t know. I believe Paul understood. I believe that Abraham, I believe Moses, I believe Brother Branham.
And Lord, I believe there’s a place for our understanding, and we plead with You this morning to give us understanding in the measure we have need of, O God, that we might have these things, not that we might parade about them, let’s not show them off to somebody, that we might aggrandize ourselves by them, but Lord, for the sheer revelation that the desire in our hearts, that we might know Thee, as Brother Branham preached on the soul panting after You as the hart pants after the water brook, because there’s life there; panting after life.
So Lord, we pant after You, for the living revelation of the Living God. That we might know You, even as the Scripture says, “Not for any other intent, but for the sole benefit, mutuality of great God and Father.”
And we standing here believing, hopefully, we are your sons. So we stand Lord, in Your Presence in this hour, making this little feeble prayer but with the intensity of our heart.
Bless Your people, oh God, may there not be one that fails with the good Word of the promise of Almighty God, help us to that end and we give You the glory, in Jesus’ Name.
Tricia are you still with us? Come on up. I want to pray for you. You know the Bible said, “Blessed be the fruit of your womb,” and I’ll tell you what if there ever was a time, you better bless the fruit of the womb, it’s this hour because what’s in this world, the babies affected, God knows what.
To you that drink coffee, you can’t drink coffee, you that take drugs, you can’t take drugs. They found out one time that little membrane in the womb there, the blood came, it separated, you know, the impurities, it lets it go right through. If there ever was a time to pray, now’s the time to pray. So let’s pray for our sister here. Tricia.
Okay, Father God in heaven, we know that many things are not exactly as the doctors say, and they know it. We know it Lord. Sometimes they say good, and it can’t be good. Sometimes they say bad; it turns out good.
Remember cases ourselves where prayer was offered, the baby came just wonderful and normal. So Father, we pray blessed by the fruit of this girl’s womb, Lord, may she have whatever it is, baby, boy or girl.
Perfectly whole and healthy, may it be delivered properly Lord, may there not be anything wrong with it, in spite of what’s in the world today, O God, protect Your own for You made a word of promise, “thousand fall, ten thousand at the right, it shall not come nigh us,” may nothing come near this baby Lord, but let it be for Your glory.
Not expecting a super child Lord, it’s an unusual case Lord, but just in Your promise today, that this is our hope and our trust, and our reality, so we pray for her in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord bless you. You believe on in faith.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’