Leadership #20

Passive Faith: Foundation Of Our Salvation
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Shall we pray.

Heavenly Father we grateful for Your Presence tonight, we know that You are here Lord in the form of the Holy Spirit in the Pillar of Fire, and You’re leading a Bride into the Millennium.

We don’t see You, but we know we don’t have to see You, having already seen Your picture here, as Brother Branham said, a repeat as upon Mount Sinai, and we thank You for that Lord.

We also thank You that You have proven Who You are and therefore we know Who You are, and it’s particularly since You vindicated one book to which this person, Brother Branham, our prophet went continuously, proving Lord that this Word is a hundred percent infallible and it is of You, all it needs is the infallible author with the infallible interpretation to come to us, and give us by His prophet that revelation for this hour, and we enter into this perfect relationship with You, for which we’re very, very grateful.

We thank You for that Lord, knowing perfection has come as it’s the hour of completion, the hour of going away, it’s the hour of death for the world, the second death, but it’s the hour of resurrection for us, as it were, they enter into a second death, we enter in as it were a second life, which is marvelous to know this same life here is going to be glorified with You in the Millennium and further on, and their second death of course means they’ll come up in a body commensurate with what they must endure into the Lake of Fire, whatever is set before them.

So we thank You for that Lord, and understanding the principles of truth that have guided us all these years, because You have set them in order and we believe them, and therefore we go by the revelation of Your Word, and we thank You for it.

Help us tonight to continue, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

You may be seated.

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Now we’re I believe on number twenty of Leadership, and as we continue our studies in this message, we must not fail to remember that this sermon on Leadership is only one of all the subjects that he covered relative to his own statements.

The first of which was, “My ministry is to declare that He is here. The same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing it. Headship is here.

As justification gave way to sanctification, and sanctification gave way to the baptism with the Holy Ghost, the baptism with the Holy Ghost gives way to the Holy Spirit Himself. Now the Holy Spirit Himself is here.”

And he talks about it in the entirety, totality. “Again when God went down to Egypt with Moses He not only appeared in signs and wonders, but He Himself appeared in a Pillar of Fire upon Mount Sinai, so today, and we have His picture to prove it.”

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Now this message here in content and in dedication to what he really was sent here to bring to the world, particularly to the Bride, and then of course in judgment to the world, is just one of just about every single sermon that the man preached. I would say every one.

This is why Brother Branham chose this closing message about the rich young business man appearing before God Who was veiled, yet manifested in human flesh.

Now that’s something that you have to understand, that God was veiled, and yet manifested in human flesh.

Many people simply reject that, and yet on the same basis they accept without fear that they have the baptism with the Holy Ghost and they can say, “I know God is in my heart.”

Every time I pick up a paper in the world, you’ll find people that are absolute sinners, they’re not in the realm of redemption whatsoever, if they come up in the second resurrection as foolish virgin, that’s fine by me, but what I read in the papers, you’ll find these people saying, “God in my heart, God in my heart.” God’s no more in their heart than nothing.

They make a claim that is absolutely void of substantiation under any consideration whatsoever, their lives show it, and above all their tongues show it, because by your word you’re either justified or condemned. Now that’s the Bible, so we stay with it.

So people do not like to take terms such as we give here, brought specifically from Brother Branham, God veiled; yet manifested in human flesh. And yet we know that’s the actual case of Moses and Paul, and the prophets that were vindicated.

It was happening again in 1965, as the businessmen… that is God veiled, yet manifested in human flesh, was happening again in 1965, as the businessmen turned from the vindicated God and chose the leadership of church dogma, creeds, and traditions, and by… that’s these leaders, these businessmen now, and by that very move became usurping – you understand what I said? – usurping, they usurped an authority!

They said, “The ministry has failed.”

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Well, I’ve got the fourth chapter of the Book of Ephesians! I want to find it! But I can take you to Acts 20, and show you it did not come from a five-fold ministry.

And we’ll read it before the nights over. But they said the five-fold ministry has not done its job. Yes, because of slobs like them.

I’m a tough preacher, and I hang tough. And I care less, if I’m judged for it; I’m judged for it. But I can tell a dog from a bone, and I know dogs gnaw on bones.

The Bible speaks in the last day, “Beware of dogs.” Male prostitutes. Prostitutes under religion organization. Can you think of anything filthier? Turns my stomach. Let me read it again.

It was happening again in December of 1965, as the businessmen turned from the vindicated God and chose the leadership of church dogma, creeds and traditions – which they did – and by that became usurping blind leaders of the blind, going back to Rome from whence they evidently came.

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And now we go to Acts 20, which I said I’d read for you, and Paul called all the elders together.

And verse 17,

Acts 20:17,26-31

(17) Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called [all] the elders of the church. [Now of course I have no doubt that they were five-fold ministry there too, but this is referring to the elders. And he says down here in verse 26,]

(26) Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. [I am pure from the blood of all,” everybody, now the word ‘men’ is interpolated.]

(27) For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. [Everything that God told me, everything that God’s got for you, you got from me, I gave it to you.]

(28) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, [remember elders are overseers,] to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

(29) For this [I know], after my departing shall grievous wolves enter among you, not sparing the flock.

(30) [And] of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, [and] draw away disciples after them.

(31) Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one [of you] night and day with tears. [And Brother Branham said they organized always within three years, right? There’s your Bible for it.]

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So all right, with that we go to 2 Corinthians 11, which we’ve gone into literally hundreds of times and know exactly what we’re going to read, and Paul in there says, concerning, this is the law of jealousy, that the wife has been fooling around behind her husband’s back, messing with other men.

2 Corinthians 11:1-4

(01) Would to God ye bear with me a little in my folly: indeed bear with me.

(02) For I am jealous over you with [a] godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

(03) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity [which] is in Christ.

(04) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, [so you got two Jesus’s now,] whom we have not preached, or receive another spirit, [now you’ve got two spirits,] which ye have not received, another gospel, [there you are you’ve got two gospels. I suppose if you put it all on record you might have more than two, two, and two.]

But you can see in there that this is a condition that came with the first age, and it must come to harvest at some particular time. And that particular time can only be when the Jews, or Israel, is back in the homeland. Because God can only deal with them in that homeland.

And when they’re there Paul distinctly says in the Book of Romans 11, that that’s the time of the resurrection. Now remember the Jews are blind, they’re not dead.

He said, “Blindness in part has happened to Israel.” And when you talk about a resurrection you don’t talk about a blind man rising from the dead. Right? Christ already rose. So at the time of Israel in Palestine, it’s time for the resurrection.

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So right at this very time then, everything sown in the first age, must absolutely come to pass in the last age. So there’d be an abundant harvest, a great crop of sinners.

And the sinners outnumbering the saints to the percentage, eight amongst five and a half billion. Roughly got a five and a half billion right now. I’m not saying eight people are going to make the ark; I look at it, percentage.

Especially on the grounds that Brother Branham likened the same thing to Elijah, with seven thousand that had not bowed the knee.

All right, that young man had the opportunity to choose God and allow God to lead him to Himself, Who alone is eternal life. Not to a church and their creeds and their dogmas, which are dead! Blind leaders of the blind. You can take your pick.

That’s why he said, “Come to me for eye salve.” But he fatally chose otherwise.

He was a part of that generation of Matthew 13, who had eyes and ears but could not see or hear. Yet there were others who could, because they were ordained to see it, and accept the person of eternal life to lead them into immortality.

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Now that’s what you’re looking at. The rich young businessman could not accept the living Word that came with God as He stood before him.

Yet others could say, “Thou alone hast the words of eternal life, we will not go anywhere or to anyone else.” They somehow without knowing… now let’s understand this, Brother Branham said that as long as you believe, you don’t have to understand.

Now that’s where you start. But that’s not where you finish. Because later on he consistently reported the truth, which as Paul said, “You’re just little babies on milk when you should be senior citizens in the Kingdom of God, what a shameful thing.”

And Brother Branham tells us absolutely that in his ministry, quoting Irenaeus and adding to it, that Jesus Christ will come when the last elected member’s brought in, and he added the word, child training. And child training brings you to presentation, which is adulthood, which is adoption. The presentation.

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All right, we are looking at that then, and remember the great presentation that God made concerning Jesus was upon Mount Transfiguration where he was glorified.

And he absolutely shone in immortality, the same as the others were presented, the law and grace both being right there.

All right, we’re looking then at this fact that we’re coming to the place of the glorification, which means we are going to be then well inured and absolutely one with the doctrine, which I believe causes us to be true adults.

Now let’s go to the Book of Romans so that we can get the picture I’m trying to give you. I beg your pardon, 1 Corinthians is where we want to go, in the 2nd chapter.

Now Paul the Apostle, having had a vindicated ministry, in chapter 2 says:

1 Corinthians 2:1

(01) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or wisdom,

In other words, he wasn’t a sophist, he wasn’t a great orator, he wasn’t a great person who could get up there and emote and win the people over by swelling words and playing on their feelings, because believe me, the feelings he played on most were the feelings of hatred and anger and animosity within the people, and most of the time they’re ready to kill him.

So he certainly wasn’t one of those fast talking suave individuals that we like to hear.

1 Corinthians 2:2

(02) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Of course that was his own life he’s speaking of, not just the fact that Christ was crucified, because actual fact of the matter is, Christ was crucified in weakness and rose in power, and the power of the resurrection was demonstrated at Pentecost, and afterward especially in the ministry of Paul who was vindicated.

The same as Brother Branham said in this hour, he said, “If Jesus Christ is raised from the dead, he’s bound to do it for the Gentiles now what he did when he was living in flesh two thousand years ago.”

And of course people simply cannot connect Isaiah 42 and Matthew 12 together! And when they’re taught, oh, they don’t believe it. See?

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Now all right, let’s keep going then. We’re going here, further.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

(03) I was with you in [much] weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

(04) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power:

(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

He’s telling you right there that he was vindicated! That God backed this man up! When this man spoke, God backed up what that man said.

Identical to Jesus, because Jesus said, “I only say what my Father tells me to say, and you ought to know it, knowing Moses the prophet said I would come on the scene and be just that way with ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, showing that I am that one from God.”

And the prophet becomes God to the people.

1 Corinthians 2:5-6

(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

(06) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:

Now the word ‘perfect’ in there seems to suggest it’s like initiation into a very special elect company. And that company understands the mysteries. They have been well oriented, actually inured into that particular area.

So what I’m trying to tell you here is, as I look at this particular thought that I brought to you, that these ones who said, “We know that you have the words of eternal life. There’s nobody else got them.”

And yet they kept on bugging him about the taking over of the kingdom, the last thing they bugged him about was, “Will you restore the King to Israel at this time?”

And yet people try to tell you that Matthew 24, where they say to him, “What is the sign of thy coming?” that those disciples knew the second coming of Jesus, and asked for signs.

They didn’t even know about the first coming of Jesus! “And what are you supposed to do, and the scripture fulfilled?” Look I don’t have my cart in front of the horse. Not for fifteen seconds. See?

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Now what they did was recognize, though they didn’t understand, they recognized that this was the person you listen to, and this was the person you believed, and this was the one you depended on, even to the extent of your life!

“Oh Brother Vayle, oh my, my, you mean to tell me that…?” Yeah, I’m telling you! You want me to get real callous and tell you what I’m like? I hardly got a feeling left. That’s right.

I hardly got an emotion left. I’m facing a promise of God, like Abraham, when nothing, except every day getting bleaker and bleaker, and yet it says, “That’s the time you lift up your head and rejoice,” because there ain’t nothing to see you want to see!

And nothing you want that’s worth having! Unless somehow God does something. And you’re hamstrung.

You know what they used to do with the horses in battle? They hoed them, that means hamstring, they hamstrung the horses and they couldn’t lift their feet up.

Jesus said to Peter, “One day you won’t be able to lift your feet up, but they’ll carry you where you don’t want to go.”

And Peter said, “Whom having seen we loved, though now we see him not, yet believing.”

Joy unspeakable and full of glory, something the world that nobody knows about, and all the bleakness and all these things round about, there’s something in there, dynamically clings to the Word.

And said, “If it’s gone I’m gone.” Because it’s the only Word in two thousand years that God ever answered back to in the way that only God can answer back to according to His promise.

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So they somehow without knowing the revelation, as Paul would bring it forth and they would later receive it, even their muddled condition, not knowing what was meant, they said, “Now we know that thou alone has the words of eternal life. Now we know what you said is going to come to pass.”

But you see they didn’t really understand that Word; yet they recognized the Rhema Logos! Huh? Everybody recognizes Rhema, even God… I beg your pardon, Logos even God. Everybody recognizes God.

He’s somewhere out there somewhere. He’s either infinite spirit, like air, or He’s a person, doesn’t really matter. Everybody recognizes Logos, whether it’s in an ant, or a person, piece of architecture, somewhere, somehow, but they don’t understand and accept Rhema.

And they had this guy from Chicago running around, fooling all the preachers around here. Had them in their pulpits, oh yes they did, and I can prove it to you.

And he sneered all the time, trying to make Rhema and Logos different, get the Strong’s Concordance if you want, bring it up here, and I’ll take you where Rhema and Logos is identical, interchangeable, because He’s a Rhema Logos or He ain’t no God!

Who wants a God that’s deaf, dumb, and can’t talk? If He can’t talk He can’t hear! Then they talk about a God Who’s omniscient and omnipotent, and He hasn’t got a Word? Hah.

Don’t know the King’s Word means life or death? Don’t know the absolute lies in a Word? Oh, they love to think about the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be altered?

And they talk about the Word of God that doesn’t change, and it doesn’t, and God doesn’t change, but they forget how God does things, so He’s no longer a Logos if He’s not Rhema. You can say what you want and argue that all you want, but He’s a Rhema Logos God.

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All right, that young man would have gladly chosen God without the Word of the hour. He would have gladly chosen God without the Word of that hour. He was certain he could have the one without the other, but he ended up in Hades.

That one act of denial determined all his following conduct. He never could follow Christ the Word. We’re talking now in terms of Holy Spirit God Himself.

It is not saying that he departed from his childhood and adulthood conduct of shunning adultery, murder, stealing, lying, defrauding or dishonoring his parents.

Remember Paul the Apostle wrote all the Ten Commandments in the Bible except the one, and that is Saturday.

Paul said, “We don’t, you know, put one day above another, make one day holy, every day was a day of Christ, Christ in me living.” But Brother Branham did say we follow the tradition because it honors His resurrection.

And yet the Seventh Day Adventist, claiming themselves God, they think that’s the mark of the beast. And they’ll try to make every history book under high heaven tell what they assume to be a hundred percent right.

And yet, how many Seventh Day Adventists came to hear William Branham the prophet? I wonder if we can find one that in the face of vindication changed his mind about anything.

He was flawless in this respect, but the law was until John only, and grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. And the law contained only condemnation and death, for there was no law that could bring life.

How’d you like to get a law to bring life? Hah! Find one out in nature. Oh, they say, “We know there’s a big bang out there somewhere.” Who made the big bang? Well the biggest bang I know is the stupid so-called scientists shooting their mouths off.

And they’re going to find that’s the biggest bang when God takes them to cast and throws them in the Lake of Fire.

Because when science itself is here to prove God, which it can do, to back up every statement in this Bible, which it can do, and yet this is not a scientific book, neither is it a philosophical book; it is a book from God. You’ll hear the big bang then.

No, they don’t understand there is no law with protein, everything else there, that can make life. See, can’t be done.

You’ve got to have life, which is structured and proven by true science, that there is no such thing as a monkey turning into a man, but there is certainly a lot of proof that man has enough shenanigans in him, evidently shows that proves he’s a monkey.

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Now they’ve got this tooth in Africa… Now remember Brother Branham said that Eden was in Africa. Science is right; the cradle of civilization and man is in Africa.

And it was in Africa they found the evidence that Eve is the mother of all living. Oh yeah, they definitely said there might have been a lot of Eve’s, but she’s the one from whom they came.

Now they’ve got this tooth. It’s supposed to be somewhere between a man and a chimpanzee, so now they’ve got the missing link. Imagine a tooth!

They pulled that thing off when I was twenty years of age. A farmer in Indiana took a tooth in to a professor of university.

And they analyzed the tooth and they said, “Yes sir, that’s an ancient tooth, it’s about a million years old, there’s no two ways about it.”

And after the guy’s got all through talking, the farmer said, “Well,” he said, “that’s strange,” he said, “I’ve run a bunch of pigs out there, and I’ve got an estimation that’s a pig tooth.” It was a pig tooth!

So much for your scientist! Let me tell you, anybody can talk and hypothesize! This man never talked! In terms of hypothesizing. Everything was vindicated by Almighty God.

Now let’s go to the Book I want to get you to. In the law there’s no law that can create life. There’s no law even… I’m talking about a principle now, there’s no law even of itself can give life. There’s got to be life itself, just hold that in your mind.

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In the Book of,

Colossians 2:14-17

(14) Blotting out [this is Christ upon the cross. Blotting out] the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

(15) And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

(16) Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, [that’s new months, not moon,] or of the sabbath days:

(17) Which are a shadow of things to come;

Now listen, what was the handwriting of ordinances against you? The legalist of which many are Seventh Day Adventists, they try to tell you, “Oh the washing of pots and pans, oh the little things you had to do, oh the little, little, tiny thing.”

Let me tell you flat, if all it took was the blood of a Lamb, and little pots and pans, to keep me from the penalty of adultery, and murder, and all those filthy things, I’d be happy to do it!

What was for them was the washing of pots and pans, and the ceremonies. What was against them? The Ten Commandments! Now the Ten Commandments brought death. Huh?

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all thy soul, and all thy mind, and you can’t do it unless according to Deuteronomy 30:6, I read it to you, your hearts are circumcised.

Now how do you get circumcised hearts? It’s got to go back to the Word, because from the time of Adam, the layers of sin kept continually growing until as one man said, “My heart is a heart of unbelief, like an onion, you take off one ring, and another ring, and another ring, and another ring, till you get down to the center, and that’s a ring too.”

So I put a new heart in you. Put a new thought process in you. That which was against us he took out of the way.

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Now this young fellow said, “I have never done those things. I’ve honored the Lord, I’ve honored His Word.”

But you see there was nothing in there that gave him life! It gave him condemnation, because out of the heart proceeds adulteries, and murders, and all these things!

You say, “But I never did it.” But the hearts in there, desperately wicked! Who can know it?

The Bible said, “I, the Lord God, try the reins.” William Branham came on the scene discerning every heart, and you couldn’t hide if you tried. Turned him down flat.

But life of itself, even the life of God, stood there before this young man, and in that light, all that should have saved him, following the light of the Ten Commandments, betrayed him, and his light turned to darkness, and there was that which he had, was taken all away from him, and he ended up in Hades, perished, the next step is the Lake of Fire.

This is exactly John 3:16, which I read to you time after time after time after time.

John 3:16

(16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, [the one of a kind, equal with Him, first born, first begotten,] that whosoever believeth in him [as that particular one…]

Now if you make him God, you’re wrong, you’re… hey! You say, “Brother Vayle don’t you dare judge Jesus Only,” the prophet already judged them, he said, “I’m not.”

So if you make him God the Son, and you’re foolish enough to think I’m preaching two Gods, I got news for you, I will meet you shortly honey, I will meet you.

And you on the tape, and you out there, I will meet you. You think I won’t? Nobody loves live, die, sink, or swim except goofs like me. Go ahead, I’m ready to perish. I’ve got nothing to lose; the only thing proven is what that man brought us.

John 3:16-18

(16) …should not perish, but have everlasting life.

(17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [That’s a hundred percent right!]

(18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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Hath not believed in the Name? What’s His Name? Jesus! What’s Jesus? Jehovah Savior! Who’s Jehovah? Elohim!

“I came in my Father’s Name, they turned me down, there’s another going to come in his own name, and you’re going to take him!” Luther, Methodist, Pentecost, all the churches, candlelight.

John 3:18-19

(18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

(19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,

So with the Son and with the Name, there comes light. Now do you think you can have the Son without the light? The Bible says no.

If you think you can have the light without the Son, the Bible says no. So if you got the Son, you’re going to have the light.

In plain English, you’re going to have the true Word of God for the hour, because that was the Word!

Didn’t he have an actual conversation with Nicodemus who came to him, and he said to Jesus, “Rabbi, teacher, we know that thou art a teacher come from God, because no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him!”

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth, the Holy Ghost. And he went about doing great things, healings, and mighty miracles, because God was with him. The Anointer was his anointing! Huh?

God anointed Jesus with Himself. He wasn’t only full of the Holy Ghost; William Branham wasn’t only full of the Holy Ghost. God came down Himself! Oh my, oh my.

I know people… why do they always hate it? Well it’s the devil doing it, but he’s got to have his agents, they’ll fool you. See? “Rabbi, oh teacher, teacher.” See?

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All right, he tells you here, he said,

John 3:19

(19) This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,

He said, “I’m the light of the world. I’ve got something to tell you. I’m just not a manifestation here to take away your sin.” He said, “If the Son of man sets you free you’ll be free indeed.”

And he said, “You’ll know the doctrine.” But he said, “If the light that’s in you turned to darkness, how great is your darkness?” It’s all over!

They put their earlobe to the door, and the slave owner punches it with an awl, a little bubble appears, and never goes away!

You’ll never listen to the Word of God again! This young man never, ever listened to the Word of God again.

John 3:20-21

(20) For every one that doeth evil hate[s] the light, [That’s worshipping God with evil intent in his own manner, and disobeying the true revelation of God’s Word, just like Cain.

(20) Every one that doeth evil hate[s] the light, neither come[s] to the light, lest his deeds be reproved.

(21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be manifest, that they are wrought [of] God.

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In other words, the whole thing can be put to the test, and Jesus Christ was put to the test, Paul was put to the test, every prophet is put to the test, and William Branham was put to the test.

But that’s only the Alpha. The Omega today, and let’s look at it, is Matthew 7, and I know that you know just where I’m going because we’ve been there before.

And here’s what it said:

Matthew 7:15-18

(15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

(16) Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

(17) Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

(18) A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

They’re talking about fruit trees. Now remember there’s two trees in the Garden of Eden. It makes a big to-do about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and it only says one little thing about the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life was also there.

So that makes me to know there’s going to be a great to-do, and a great spread of the tree of evil, and very little about the Tree of Life, in fact it is insignificant. Why bother? Who needs it? Nothing to it. [inaudible]

Anybody gets too boisterous, kill him. Every prophet, sawn asunder, stoned, heads chopped off, everything else. You want to be a prophet? You don’t hear the false prophets getting their heads chopped off. Nope.

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Now,

Matthew 7:20

(20) Wherefore by their fruits [you’ll] know them.

What are they bearing? What does a prophet bear? A prophet bears Word. Right? Deuteronomy 18, Deuteronomy 13. True prophet, false prophet. And you can’t have a false without a true. The first one there vindicated has anything at all.

Now,

Matthew 7:21-22

(21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; [“I haven’t committed adultery, I haven’t lied, I haven’t stolen, I haven’t murdered, kept the proper days, honored my father and mother,”] but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. [“But I’ve done the will of God!” Oh have you? What about the light?]

(22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? in thy name cast out devils? in thy name done wonderful works?

“Haven’t we put into practice Mark 16? Haven’t we obeyed the Word of God? We’re standing here on what we’ve done! We’re standing here on how we took the Word!

And we’ve obeyed the Word! We’ve cast out devils, we’ve spoken in tongues, we’ve prophesied, we’ve had gifts of faith among us, all of these things Lord, we have not denied Your power of the resurrection!”

But that is not the power of the resurrection, that is simply gifts of the Holy Ghost, the power of the resurrection is ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’!

You want the real power of the resurrection? It’s not that these others don’t come out of it. Those are simply gifts. But the power of the resurrection is proven that he has been risen from the dead.

And Brother Branham said, “If he’s risen from the dead he’ll do the same things right now he did two thousand years ago, when he did them in flesh.”

That same anointing, that same God, because Jesus never did claim to do them! He said, “I don’t do it! I don’t say it!”

William Branham said, “I was just one standing near, I was just a voice that He used.”

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Now listen in the end time, the Omega, they come and said, “We’ve done all of this, we’ve kept all of this. We’ve nourished ourselves on it. This is our stand.

I know William Branham, I know he had something great, and I know the young man said, “Jesus I know you got something great, there’s no doubt about it. Who are these idiots with you?””

Why here’s poor fishermen. Like Brother Branham said, they couldn’t spell their own names, some of them. Poorly educated. Like our little friend, the Kentucky hillbilly, as he called himself.

He used the word ‘tote’ and everything else. Tote’s a good word. There’s two meanings of the word ‘tote’, one’s a bag, the other means to pick it up and carry it. Not a bad word, people just don’t use it.

Who’s this ignorant Bill Branham? Who does he think he is? He never thought he was anything. He didn’t care, it was what God thought. The man could stand up and say, “I always do what I want to do! I always want to please Him.”

Tell me where the rest did it. I’ll show you their palatial homes, and everything else they got. And I’ll show you where the God of this world, the mammon, ate them up. You won’t have time for that stuff.

Matthew 7:23

(23) [I’ll] profess, I never knew you: depart from me, [you] that work iniquity.

So the Omega is Matthew 7:15, is where they put their boast! And their boast is: “We’re leaders! We’ve got God! Don’t give me that stuff about the Word.

I’ve got manifested gifts; I’ve got love. Yes sir.” I don’t think too highly of them myself, from what I’ve seen.

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So the Omega today is Matthew 7:15-23, in the light of Matthew 12, which we’ve read before, speaking over here:

Matthew 12:18

(18) …I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment [unto] the Gentiles.

Now it doesn’t say he’s going to do it at that time! But it says it’s going to be done!

And remember, the same person can’t change, when he said, “I’ll only say what my Father tells me to say, I’ll only do what my heavenly Father tells me to do!”

And they said, “When is this Kingdom going to restored? When are you coming?”

He said, “That’s in my Father’s hands.”

It’s very funny people like to attribute to Jesus what doesn’t belong to him. If it doesn’t belong, then he doesn’t want it, because he’s not a thief. But God’s a jealous God.

He let this only begotten Son be put to the test, right by the devil, face to face. Not an arch-devil came down, the devil himself came. And met him in the wilderness when he was thirsty, hungry, tired, vulnerable! We’re vulnerable, except for one thing: that Word. That Word is the only thing.

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Now,

Matthew 12:18-19

(18) …I will put my spirt upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. [So when he shows judgment, that’s when that spirit manifests. Eph 1:17, same thing, you can’t have two spirits.]

(19) [And that spirit will] not strive, nor cry; [nor] man [shall] hear his voice in the streets.

Why? Because it’s a spirit! Jesus did all three when he was on earth. He strove; beat the backs out of those birds in the temple. Screamed in the street in John 7:37-39.

They heard his voice, he cried. A bruised reed shall he not break, He broke it! Israel religion is gone. Except for a few souls under the altar and a hundred and forty-four thousand coming in.

Matthew 12:20-21

(20) [The] bruised reed shall he not break, [the] smoking flax shall he not quench, [but he said to the Gentiles, “Spare the oil and the wine, I won’t have you take either way.” Right?] till he send forth judgment unto victory.

(21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

They don’t even know His Name, and to know His Name is to know what’s behind it. Not Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Pentecost is full of that. I have nothing…

Listen, I’m not belittling that Name; I’m only telling you, thou shalt not bear the Name of the Lord thy God in vain. That’s not cursing. That means to actually bear it, to be the carrier of it, temples of the Holy Ghost of the living God.

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Now what does it say over here in Isaiah 42? So we go and we read it. And he said,

Isaiah 42:1-5

(01) Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: [and then it says he’s going to] bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. [And at that time,]

(02) He[‘ll] not cry, lift up… his voice to be heard in the street.

(03) A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax he (won’t) quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. [Judgment unto truth! He’ll judge between a lie and the truth, and the world is judged by it.]

(04) He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

(05) Thus saith God…

This is God speaking and He’s going to do it, because God always did it! God by Christ Jesus created the worlds and the ages! God by Christ Jesus redeemed!

And they still can’t get it through their heads that he’s the Son of God, and he was obedient even unto death because that was in there.

They can’t understand the hour in which we live, and that’s one of the great things that Brother Branham said in Daniel’s Seventieth Week, that the Spirit of God was come into the world, and let them know the hour in which they lived! And revealed the great deep secrets, the mysteries of Almighty God.

And of course this is Ephesians 1:17, and Ephesians 1:17 takes place in Revelation 10:1-7, God Himself coming down to His prophet.

And in Revelation 22:10-19, that’s after the seals were opened, the Tree of Life now appears, and you can approach it and walk to it. Why? Because 1 Thessalonians 4:16 has already occurred!

The Lord has descended with His Word, the Shout. Is now ready to raise the dead and take us to the Wedding Supper.

And at that time 1 Corinthians 15:49-54 takes place, we shall not all die; we shall all though be made immortal. The mystery of the living turned into immortal bodies, and never shall they perish.

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In this message Brother Branham shows us again that revealed or passive faith is the foundation of our salvation. Fruitage and gifts are good! Fruitage and gifts are good!

And anyone without the fruitage and gift has no right to even talk about God as though there’s a relationship.

But outside of the revealed Word of God and their allegiance to it, these do not count, but count against you, which is very sad to say.

It’s like Dr. Newell wrote in Romans, when he talked about works and men doing works, he said the tragic and saddest thing of all is, and he compared the man doing the most works, good works, to the man that did very little.

He said, “It’s like if there were some men jumping from the coast of America to the coast of France,” he said, “it is strange, but true, the man who leaped the furthest would be in the greatest danger.”

Why? Because he’s out there the furthest in the deepest water! Will drown the quickest, the quicker of the two. Yet people cannot understand.

It’s like Booth-Clibborn who said, when I met the same kind of people, when they could not believe in a God of grace, “I’ve done this, I’ve done that.”

Say, “Well haven’t you?”

“Well I didn’t commit adultery.”

“Well for God’s sake go and commit adultery.”

I shocked the daylights out of my wife when I said that, concerning a certain woman. She abused her husband, she abused everybody, she was hell on wheels. But boy, she pretended she was some great Baptist Christian, if she’s a Baptist all right, which she was.

And Alison got shocked, when I said, “I should tell her to go out and commit adultery, because that’s all she can harp about.” Why? Because if that’s all you’ve got to bank on, then get rid of it! Do it! Do it!

Then come with your stinking self-righteous, completely in the mud, completely soiled! Completely manurized! And come to God for a new heart, and cleanse it.

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Now if I’ve shocked you tonight, I don’t know why you’re sitting here. You have no invitation to come back, to be honest with you. Not by works of righteousness, which we have done!

Not by abstaining from evil! Huh? Then put it there. And let’s go further. Shall we sin that grace may abound? God forbid! Huh? Yeah. Live, die, sink, or swim.

Fruitage and gifts are good; they are not the answer. God Himself is not either in gifts or fruit. God is in His Word. When did God ever say the works were life? When did God say that gifts were life? He never did.

“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are truth!” And the disciples with not understanding, “Thou alone hast the words of eternal life! I don’t understand this thing, but I know something’s there!”

Now they become the men who sell everything they have to find the treasure of great price, buy the field, to get the pearl of great price. They’re willing to go all the way, live, die, sink, or swim; I’ve calculated everything.

You know what brother/sister? It’s worse than going to Las Vegas, thinking you can beat the gang, and you’ve got everything you saved up for one pull of the one-armed robber, and you lose everything.

Because all you can lose there is your shirt, but unless you have one last fling, will you fling your life? Well this man wouldn’t fling his life. You’re gone. Oh, they love to say, “Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.”

Why don’t they understand casting your life upon Him according to the truth, the great Rhema Logos God?

And after Brother Branham takes that portion of conduct, wherein he deals lengthily with the doctrines in sovereignty and Godhead, he refers to a second choice presented to men, and women have the same choice, in the alternate gender. Choosing a wife.

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So we go over here to page 26, and you see why we’re slow. On 178,

[178]  You have a choice of conduct. [He dealt with that.] How you conduct yourself, that’s up to you. [Sure it is, it’s up to you, based upon sovereignty, but you have a part in it.]

[179]  You have a choice of wife. You go out and take your wife. You want to take a wife, you want to take one that’s complementary to what you plan your future home to be. Could you imagine a man, a Christian man, going out and taking one of these modern Rickettas for a wife?

You know something? Brother Branham was very human. This is his last sermon, right? How many here remember what in one sermon Brother Branham said that God said about the word ‘Ricketta’? Anybody remember? Huh? Nobody? Oh come on, you got to remember.

He said the Lord told him that wasn’t nice. I’m going to be just like Brother Branham, see? I’m not hoodwinking, to make this a joke, but… it’s a little joke, but it’s the truth.

Calling them Ricky’s and Ricketta’s. Same One that said this will become a sideshow. I never saw a sideshow. But God did. Brother Branham tells us he was told not to say it, and in his last sermon he couldn’t help himself.

Thank you Brother Branham, I love you, I’m in your corner with all of my heart. A Ricketta. Ricky means ‘rat’. So hi Ricky, the rat. And Ricketta means ‘sister rat’.

Hi, Brother and Sister Rat. Could you remember a Christian, not a rat, but a sheep, going out to marry a Ricketta or a rat? Female rat, what do they call it? ratette. For a wife.

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[179]  Could you imagine? [Could you imagine, he says.] What’s the man thinking about? What kind of a home is he going to have if he takes a striptease, a burlesque off of the street out here, a street prostitute.

I’ll tell you what he’ll have, a bunch of rebellious of kids, who are into sex by the time they’re eight, nine, ten years of age! You’ve got illegitimate babies out there, that’s eating up the whole economy of the country! Homosexual, rottenest filth is what you’ve got!

You think mama can tell her kids not to enjoin in sexual activities? When she’s there, as Brother Branham said, “You’re grandma was a flapper and your mother was a whore!”

Maybe the word is prostitute. I guess that was it. You remember the flapper age? That’s the year they sang “Roll them girlies, roll them. Roll them down below your pretty knees. Laugh at ma, laugh at pa, give them all the ha-ha. Roll them.”

Did a woman write that? No a man wrote it. What did he write it for? For the women, to liberate them. So they’d have no conscience with their sexual affairs, and the key clubs, everything else coming on the scene.

They’d all be prostitutes, when they got through their job, which just like wiping their mouth having eaten a piece of bread. Why? It’s a part of life. You’re trying to keep me from the good things. Yeah.

When did God ever keep anybody from something good? And you talk about a bunch of birds.

[179]  “Oh,” you say, “now, wait a minute.” How does she dress? See? See? Wear shorts and things, she’s just a street prostitute. “Oh,” you say, “now, Brother Branham!” (Just a minute.) Oh, those little old tight skirts, look like you’re poured into, street prostitutes.

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Now Brother Branham has already said the Holy Spirit caused him to say this same thing previously. Does anybody know when the Bible says, “Verily, verily,” what it means?

The compound ‘verily’ means you ain’t got a chance that it’s ever going to change, this is it.

Therefore God must use the term verily, verily, and therefore as He wrote the Book of Deuteronomy, twice written, the law, so at the end time, the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing it, thoroughly explaining it, giving us the perfect understanding of the Word by God Himself.

Now Brother Branham never named names here. He just screams out; the Spirit of God screams out in judgment against these people.

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Now watch where he goes.

[180]  Jesus said, “Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery with her in his heart.” Then he’s got to answer for that. And what’d she do? She presented herself. Who’s guilty? Think of it.

Now, let’s just think of that, shall we? For a little tiny bit here. “Who so looketh upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Well the woman says, “I’ve got a right to dress how I want, and it’s you dirty, evil, filthy thinking men that think these thoughts. If you weren’t so filthy, such chauvinistic male pigs that want women only as a sex symbol, we wouldn’t have that trouble.”

Well, now women what they’re doing right now, they’re denying God; they’re blaspheming God, and blaspheming His Word. And remember that’s the antichrist spirit who blasphemes the Word and the God of heaven.

So if you want to with me, you can go back to the Book of Genesis and see where this whole thing started. Now I’m going to tell you some things here that I see, and I don’t say that Brother Branham is going to tell you these things.

I’m just looking at them, and you can do what you want about it, because I’m doing what I want about it. I’m looking at it, see, and I’m just thinking, how does this thing come together?

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In Genesis 2:25, it says here:

Genesis 2:25

(25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and [they] were not ashamed.

They were both naked. Now Brother Branham made a comment they were veiled by God, I don’t think he said they were veiled by the glory of God, and I don’t think they were veiled by God Himself.

I think the comment was, is they were veiled by God. Now when we have our eyes veiled it simply means that our eyes are kept from seeing what is really there.

And it could be that’s what is here; I haven’t gone in it from Brother Branham’s viewpoint, but I’m just looking at it, so you got to forgive me as I’m talking about these things, because you’re hearing Lee Vayle at this point. Very much so.

Genesis 2:25

(25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife,

And of course nakedness between husband and wife is certainly very legitimate even on the grounds that we know that that was the thing that started the whole problem back in the beginning.

Now that particular word ‘naked’ there means ‘nude’, ‘naked, either partly or completely’ – it could be either one, but in this particular case we have no reason to believe it was anything but complete nakedness and nudity.

And it comes from the root word, which means ‘to be’ or ‘to make bare’. But used only in the derived sense of ‘to be cunning’, in a bad sense, or ‘to take crafty counsel’, ‘to deal subtly’.

Once in a while it can mean perhaps ‘to take a good counsel’.

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But what I’m trying to show you here is that this particular word here is not the same word over in Genesis 3:7, where it says:

Genesis 3:7

(07) The eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

And of course it says the Lord came and he said, “I was naked,” same word, “I hid myself.”

And He said, “Who told you’re naked?” It’s the very same word.

Now it takes it’s meaning from the same root word that the first word ‘naked’ takes it’s meaning from. And it means ‘nudity’ or ‘nakedness’.

It has the same, but to me this is a stronger word in here, where they said, “We knew we were naked,” and over there it just simply states they were naked, that it is very explicit in its meaning.

In other words a condition, which of course implied a conduct! Because the fact of their nudity was not it. Their conduct was it. But this evidently is basic to the conduct.

So in this first part I see that it’s not strong, it’s the same word that Job says, “Naked I came into the world, and naked I’m going to leave the world,” and things like that you know.

But as I say this word to begin with shows overtones to me that it is that which when becoming aware of, will lead them into corruption as nothing else will lead you! Because it’s the truth of whatever this was! And it had to do with nakedness!

The naked in itself was not the bad thing, it was what could be done with it, from it, by it, so that you got involved in a conduct, huh?

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And Brother Branham is talking about conduct. And he’s talking about a man who looks at a woman with a certain conduct.

And Brother Branham goes on to say, “You women have committed adultery with those men out there.”

And she will say, and he used the Methodist term and the Pentecostal version, the Baptist and so on. And this Methodist woman look at this Baptist woman out there, and she’ll talk about this woman being such a creature, and yet she herself is wearing shorts and bra in public.

And Brother Branham said, “Let me tell you sister, you’ve committed adultery with many men already.”

“I want to tell you my life is virgin pure, pure as the snow! I’ve been unfaithful to my husband not one time, I am a strict disciplined woman!”

Uh-uh. You just think you are. You’ve laid yourself open in that condition, so that men will fall into the trap. Do you understand what I’m saying?

In other words she has put herself in a position of sexual encounters, which should only be with her lawful husband, and she’s committed adultery in many, many ways.

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Now the Bible lets you know positively that the serpent got to Eve, because of that condition. It was there. And the Bible lets you know positively that Adam indulged also, because that special condition was there.

So it shows you, as Brother Branham said, they would have come to the act anyway. But what did she do? He called her Eve the prostitute.

Who should have borne the seed which is Christ, which is proven by the Omega, because there’s no ruling and reigning without him, he should have been that seed, and then through him and by him all other seed would have come.

Come on, let’s understand the Word of God, you can only reap what you sow! So look at the reaping chapters! Look at them! It’s all there in the Book of Revelation; you can’t fool with it.

So here this woman is, protesting her virtue, now let’s go a step further. The woman said, “Well Brother Branham, I don’t wear those shorts and halters, I wear slacks.”

He said, “That’s worse.” That’s worse.

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In other words, when the woman takes authority over the man, takes his place, she’s worse than a whore. A simple prostitute derives pleasure for men. She doesn’t take you in hand and run your life. She’s a mistress.

Once she puts on that which pertains to a man, she signifies that she’s the man inside. And that’s what the revelator John tells us in the vision of Jezebel, the woman running the church!

Now why do you think for one minute we have lesbians on the rise? You never heard of lesbians. You heard of homosexuals. Now we’ve got lesbians everywhere. And these lesbians, some even want to have a baby. And it’s going to be by a male, but from a sperm bank.

Shows you where the women are, women’s the church, she’s going to run everything, she’s going to produce life, she’s going to do it all! And she will run the world!

And I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a female president before very long. I’m not saying we will, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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So here is what you’re looking at. How can a man have any use for a woman? How can this church be disobedient, women walking all the way to trouble, their skirts split all the way up to their buttocks? Time after time.

Brother Branham said that’s a filthy spirit. “Oh but Brother Vayle, it says the skirt will be split in front.” You’re crazier than a dead bug. You lie in your own teeth.

Brother Branham said the knee! And he never said the front as contrary to the back! He said knee!

Come on you gals, pat the front of your knee and reach and pat the back. Is that the back of your knee? If it ain’t, I wonder what it is. The back of the knee’s worse than the front of the knee. Front is at least natural, back is very horrible. Well come on.

They want to fill the church with illegal marriages, everything else. And I got news for you. I’m not a pastor, I just teach. But I can sure wield a wicked crook at times, and a wicked sling.

The question yes or no, is the prophet right? Why would women do this?

A little Amish girl came, and said, “Brother Branham is it wrong if I showed my slip an inch below my skirt?”

He said, “What in the world would make you want to do that?”

Oh, in spite of her little hat where she’s under Almighty God, she’s got a little sexy spirit on her. Anybody Amish here and tell me that you deny they have sex spirits on them? Hah, hah, hah, hah, when you take away everything but that, that glistens, glows, and flares like a Roman candle.

And I told a woman back in Florida, about thirty years ago, about her son, she wanted to take away checkers.

I said, “My God woman what’s wrong with you? No baseball, no nothing.” I said, “I’ll tell you what you will do, girl, you won’t take away sex organs! And he’ll get with them as fast as he can.” He did.

The church went stupid, brother/sister, it’s pitiful. I agree with old Brother Bell, Dr. Bill Graham’s, Billy Graham’s father-in-law.

He said, “Everything anybody needs to know about sex and life you’ll find in the Bible, teach you from the Word of Almighty God.”

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Brother Branham was teaching them, the Holy Spirit was crying out, showing women that represented the church and what they were doing, exactly what was going to happen on Judgment Day, and the men standing by say, “Oh, hey, don’t give us that stuff, teach us the big things about the spirit, get us into gifts!”

And they’re going to stand as they stood there right in the face of God, and they said, “We raised the dead, we healed the sick, we do this, we speak in tongues, we prophesied, all of these things, hey we got it, this is God.” Find that in the Bible. They can’t do it.

[181]  You say, “They don’t make any other clothes.” They got goods and sewing machines.

Now I love the ladies in this church. If anybody can say, “God bless the sisters,” I as a minister here can say, “God bless our sisters.”

I have never seen, and I never expect to see, and I’m confident I never shall see any better group than our women here, until I get to the Millennium, maybe not then even, because they may have a different means of doing it, who can take their sewing machines and goods and patterns, and dress themselves and their children, absolutely in a manner which astounds me, and I have to keep saying to the girls, and you’ll hear me, even Mary has heard me say, “Did you buy that or did you make it?”

And when they say they made it, man, you just gave me ten thousand dollars. And I gave you all the love in my heart. Because you’re ladies, you’re sisters, you’re children of God!

Believing the Message, loving your husbands, bringing up your children right! Exerting yourself to the point where other women won’t, because you know this is the Word.

And I’ve seen women, absolutely thought they had no talent for this… I want to tell you, I don’t believe Bezaleel, the art adviser in gold and silver and brass had any talent until God gave it to him in the making of the ark of the covenant, and the tabernacle in the wilderness, because the Bible says so!

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You know the Holy Ghost is wonderful? There’s an old doctor, just a little offshoot here, Dr. Lake. I knew this lady; her name was Sis. Boyd. Marvelous pianist.

She said, “Brother Vayle never mind the key, you just tell me the song and give me a little hum, I’ll get the key. She was talented. She graduated from London Royal Academy of Music, and so on. Anyway she did not have a singing voice.

And one day, Dr. Lake said to her, he said, “Sis. Boyd, I want you to sing tomorrow night.”

She said, “Dr. Lake, you know that I don’t have a voice, I can’t sing.”

He laid his hands on her, he said, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, you now have a voice.”

Her voice was the most beautiful voice. It was below a contralto. And when she sang the song, ‘the beggars sitting at the highway, then Jesus came.’ Why? Because God gave it to her!

And I knew another young lady, she was a preacher’s wife, her name was Lorraine. She wanted to preach, and [Brother Vayle makes high squeaky noises.] little voice, and she could do it.

And she thought she was a great preacher, and she made her husband so nervous he had a nervous breakdown, because she was the great one. She let everybody know it. She had the anointing and everything else. But she could sing like I’ve hardly heard anybody sing with anointing.

I said, “Lorraine, you’ve got the anointing from God to sing, leave the gospel alone!”

Now, [Brother Vayle makes high squeaky noises.]

“But in church, Brother Branham said women can’t preach.” [Brother Vayle makes high squeaky noises.]

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Hey, have we got women like that here? Come on, I want to ask you. I want to ask you. Come on. Be honest before God. Look it, there’s a picture right there.

There’s something real behind it, my honey child. Come on; be honest. Come on; be honest.

Do you want to be something you’re not? Do you want to go where you’re not supposed to go? Brother Branham said that’s presuming, no authority to go.

Is the Word of God that brings life too much? Is life too much for us? Is the Kingdom of heaven too much for us? Have we got gold plated tongues instead of gold-plated hearts? It’s a question.

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[182]  Now, I don’t want to hurt you. [Said Brother Branham.] And this is not a joke, this is THUS SAITH THE LORD from Scriptures. It’s exactly true, friend. I’m an old man, I haven’t got much time longer to stay, but I’ve got to tell you the Truth. And if this is my last message, it’s the Truth! [Businessmen, sisters?] Don’t, sister. Don’t, brother.

Don’t do what you’re doing women, and you men don’t marry them. You know the big leader in his family went over to Greece, and Mary Matocolise, born in New York, and married a general in the Greek army, the chief surgeon, Pentecostal.

Millionaire people sat in that congregation. The American bunch came over all painted and messed up. Of course Mary speaking fluent Greek, and fluent English, took them outside.

She said, “You don’t come in this church with faces like that. Uh-uh. Get all that junk off your face.” So they wiped their faces off and came back, and Mary met them at the door, she said, “Not enough, it’s not all off. All off.”

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In Greece I saw in a Greek Orthodox church, it says, “Ladies, honor God and the dead, do not come in here in slacks and in short skirts, unmannerly attire.”

And Pentecostals? Full of the Holy Ghost? Huh? “Well they’re just a bunch of legalists, a bunch of work artists, oh my.”

And what ought we to be, huh? This fellow here was not condemned because he was doing those things; it just wasn’t the Message of the hour. The law was until John.

But here stood Jesus with grace and truth. “This is not something you’re doing now, this is something I’m doing.” Understand? God on the scene today saying, “This is not something I’m asking you, this is something I’m doing, can you believe it?”

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[183]  And you fellows that’s hanging onto a creed, and knowing the Word of God being vindicated right before you. The baptism of the Holy Ghost and these realities that we have today, and then, because of your creed, will you turn away from it? [You’re speaking in tongues as evidence.]

How can you be a son of God and deny the Word of God that’s predicted for this last day we’re living in? How can you do it? The Bible calls this…

And the word is left out, but I can tell you what he’s saying. The Bible calls this, leaving this out, irresponsible conduct when you should be responsible in your conduct.

I don’t have time to read 2 Peter, there’s no need for it, read it many, many times, but the Bible tells you as there were false prophets right after Peter speaks of the end time Presence in the Holy Mount, and the Word made absolutely perfect and sure by prophecy coming to pass in this hour.

He then says, “As there were false prophets back there forget it, it’s going to be the false teachers now.”

And it makes me marvel how Branhamites can fall for false prophets! Where in the world are they coming from? Well the point is they haven’t come; they’re still there.

[184]  As I said last night,

How much time we got? That’s enough. I’ll try to get my notes up to where he come in here to illustrate this illustration. All right, you understand where we are tonight?

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Now remember, when I spoke as I did, concerning Brother Branham said it’s in the scripture, the woman dressing in a manner, which means she’s uncovering herself.

I took it back to Genesis. We’ll take some more things back to Genesis before we get out of here, by tomorrow we should cover that also.

I was talking concerning what I saw, whether I saw what Brother Branham saw, and I was correct, I can’t say that it’s ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ for one split second, I only teach, I’m not a prophet.

But I told you one thing; the truth is started way back there. And what did it get them into? Yeah. And what comes out of the heart? Adulteries. Adultery’s a type of idolatry. False gods. How do you know the false from the true? One vindicates His Word.

Brother/sister, stand on it tonight with everything you’ve got, if everything’s falling around you, if everybody’s going to hell beside you, your family, everybody else leaves, let me tell you something, don’t be fooled, it’s all over.

The Bible… you got good wives you men. You men got good, and you women got good husbands. But the Bible says there’s no marriage in heaven. Those that married as though they never married. It’s a one to one.

I know marriage, Brother Branham said, “God gave man a woman, it’s the greatest gift he could give outside of salvation.” I agree a hundred percent, I’m all for it.

When you leave here it’s over. You don’t have to go with her; she doesn’t have to go with you. It would be nice to go together, Brother Branham will be over there, both his wives, perfectly legal.

It won’t be like we have it here, its just fellowship in the Word, and a beautiful life.
But I want you to look at yourself tonight; I want to look at myself.

The old song said, “If my loved ones won’t go with me, I’ll not turn back, I’ll not turn back.” And live, die, we’ve gone further. It’s not if my loved ones won’t come, that’s a foregone conclusion; we know that’s by election.

Foreordination, predestination, we’ve gone further, live, die, or as Brother Branham says, swim or drown.

All right, shall we pray.

Heavenly Father we come to You again in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thanking You for Your love and Your mercy and Your goodness, which You have given us Lord at this time, manifested it so that we know wherein lies Your love and Your goodness and what You are doing, and also what You are saying, and to whom You are saying it.

So that we have the revelation which we find to be very simple, and yet many people could not take the basic simplicity, which would really amount to if you can’t handle the unrighteous mammon, how are you going to handle the other?

Which would be, if you can’t handle the improper dress, you got to have it, how are you going to get the true dress? Which would be, again, how are you going to stop talking about the creeds and dogmas, and fill your mouths with the truth, in order to get ready and get dressed?

And we know Lord, they turned their backs on it, they walked away. And Lord since that means that, we can stand here, and sit here with the insurance that truly we have seen the Lord, and His Presence, and we have recognized Him, and hungered for truth.

And Lord we believe that they who hunger and thirst after righteousness will certainly be filled, and not turned away, and that’s what we believe is happening today, Word upon Word upon Word, until one day it’s over, the fullness of the full, and the people are taken away.

Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, we conclude this part of the service, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

[Brother Vayle goes into the Communion Service at this point.]

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