Perfect Faith #16

The Token and Perfect Faith
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Shall we pray.

Heavenly Father, we come to your presence in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ asking for your help tonight Lord, because we know of ourselves we are more than unable Lord; we simply are not sufficient.

Neither do we have the knowledge the experience whatever would be necessary Lord, to be able to help others. But Lord, with your help, we are able. For you have given us this help at the end time.

So Father, help us now we pray, by strengthening with might in the inner man, knowing that He that is with us is greater than he, ourselves, or that which is in the world.

And so Father, we just humbly lay ourselves out before you tonight that you would help us in the meditation of this Scripture that the prophet has left us, this Word.

O God, this Message on Perfect Faith that it may bring forth those things, Lord that He wanted to have brought forth, especially in us.

That’s what we desire Lord, so help us in all these things; may we be careful to give you the praise and honour and glory for you’re worthy.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

You may be seated.

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Now, we’re taking Perfect Faith number 16 and I’m going to pay very strict attention to my notes, because I want to follow them very carefully to keep my thinking in order.

Now, to my thinking, this message on Perfect Faith is almost an exact parallel to The Token. So as I study it, it appears to be pretty well to be a parallel to ‘The Token’.

And why I believe this is best understood as we review The Token message. So we’ll look at The Token Message and bring out some thoughts in it. Now, Brother Branham first introduced us to The Token by using the Scripture in Exodus.

Wherein Israel was commanded to place the blood upon the door as a symbol or token that a life had been shed in substitution for the life that was forfeit or condemned to death, in the presence of God, as He came to lead them forth from Egypt into the Promised Land.

Now, you understand Brother Branham made a comment that when the Pillar of Fire came down, God came down and the Shekinah Glory, the Word, came down, the Logos; Blood had to be shed in order that the person would be protected in the presence of God.

And so, when Brother Branham is speaking on the Token, he uses a Scripture where the blood is placed upon the doorpost in order to signify that a life was shed and forfeited for another who was condemned.

Now, remember, the animals were not condemned, and the earth was not condemned. It was man in sin that was condemned and he wasn’t actually condemned, he was put, under, what you might say is, a covenant.

But really then, the earth came under condemnation, as it says in the Book of Romans. It came under the curse because of man. So it was the animal that God was not offended with; God was offended by man because man had sinned.

And so now the life was shed, for the life of the animal was forfeited for the life of the individual, so he could stand in the presence of Almighty God so that God could lead them into the Promised Land.

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Now, what I want you to understand here is that God Himself in a Pillar of Fire, not only went down to Egypt with His prophet and manifested Himself in signs and wonders.

But was actually seen of Israel upon Mount Sinai in His Shekinah Glory. Now, that is true. Brother Branham made this statement in the Exodus, that God did not just go down to Egypt with Moses, manifest in signs and wonders, which He did, but He was actually also seen upon Mount Sinai.

The blood delivered Israel into the presence of God, and God Himself delivered them into the Promised Land. So there’s the thing you must remember tonight to about the blood.

Many people just wonder about the blood. They say, “Well, there’s no Blood on the mercy seat.”

That does not bother me one little bit. We know the Blood was shed. And the Blood avails or you could never stand in the Presence of God.

So God Himself delivered them into the Promised Land. The emphasis here is that God Himself came with His Message.

And God Himself brought them out of bondage into their promised home. Now He used a prophet, of course.

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Now, the prophet said of this hour:

1. The Token could only appear at evening time.

That means a juncture when light is completely faded out and a new era is coming in. Now we know that this seventh age ends in total darkness, but the millennium is an entirely new creation; a new civilization.

Absolutely! So this is between the millennium and the hour in which we live. It’s at the end time.

2. The Token was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

That’s what He said ‘The Token’ was.

3. The Lord Jesus Christ not only appeared today in signs and wonders but even had His picture taken scientifically by camera.

We know that to be true. It’s on the wall.

Now let me submit to you that according to Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ Himself was ‘The Token’ with Moses and Israel, and He is the same Token that is now here with us.

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Now, let’s read this in,

1 Corinthians 10:1-4

(01) Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

(02) And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

(03) And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

(04) And they all drank the same spiritual drink: For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: And that Rock was Christ.

So, you can see here that Paul clearly states that the Rock that gave the water was Christ. So then was the Cloud that shadowed them by day and the Pillar of Fire that warmed them by night, as it says in the Old Testament, that also was Christ.

And at this very moment Christ is our Token. He is our sign of deliverance and has appeared amongst us exactly as He did four thousand years ago, to lead us into the millennium. That’s page 27, paragraph 154, which means, in the form of a Pillar of Fire.

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Testament. That’s under Moses! And in the same way as He did in the New Testament: That’s under the apostle Paul, the road to Damascus and in Arabia and the same as He did in the New Testament.

And it’s shown by the same Word, the same Christ. In other words, the very same Bible, the references for each hour, absolutely vindicated and proven: this is the Christ.

And I declare to you that Christ is the Holy Ghost. The word Christ means ‘Anointed One:’ Just a person that’s anointed. That is the Christ, the Anointed One. How many know that’s true?

The Anointed One; there would be a man anointed. Anointed with what?

The Bible says in Acts 2: 22, “Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God, a man anointed of the Holy Spirit; went about and did great works and things.” See? That’s God manifested; proved that He was in this man.

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So you see The Token coming into manifestation. Not only by camera, but we see The Token in a man. All Right!

Now I’m sure that not one of us disagrees with what we have pointed out here! And that is we recognize The Token.

Now let me repeat thoroughly and emphasize this truth. We recognize The Token, that He is here. But are we getting Brother Branham’s under-standing and thrust as to this emphasis.

Did his own church fail to get it; and are we failing now? So listen carefully. It is not enough to recognize The Token. It is only enough to receive The Token and a Token. Now that’s what you’re looking at.

Brother Branham seemed to have a very difficult job in presenting his Message, ‘The Token’; for people to really understand what He was saying.

That many people did ascribe to the fact that God was on the scene, no doubt, that the baptism with the Holy Ghost was a necessity that God had laid down. But they didn’t go on. And here’s where the people have missed it.

So let me go over this carefully with you lest you fail also in some cases within this church where we sit tonight. All right!

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The Token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is in the form of The Holy Ghost in a Pillar of Fire. You and I cannot have that. The closest is a prophet, God in the prophet.

But you and I can have a Token, or His life come upon us in a measure. And we see this clearly by referencing It exactly like in Moses’ day. The Israelites did not have the lamb as a token.

They had the blood of the lamb as the token, or the sign of the life of the lamb as a token. So today, we don’t have the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in a Pillar of Fire in us, but we have apart of His life by the rebirth which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost.

Now, I think what Brother Branham was trying to get across to the people was that they weren’t actually failing to recognize the appearing, although they couldn’t place it.

They weren’t failing to recognize the Presence of God as enunciated by Him, manifested by the vindicated ministry; but, they weren’t making it personal to actually be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

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Now, here is our thrust again. Have all of us who have recognized His Presence partaken of Him as it says in 1 Corinthians 10:1-15. Now let’s just see what’s happened in 1 Corinthians 10:1-15.

Now we read the first four verses, concerning Christ. The Bible places that right back at the time of Jesus the Lord, the time of Paul, and our time also. But notice what it says at that time of recognition.

1 Corinthians 10:5

(05) But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. [In spite of the fact of the Presence of God and the recognition of it.]

Now, these things were our examples to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. In other words you take pleasure in certain things above the pleasures which you have in Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:7

(07) Neither be idolaters, as somewhere it’s written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

In other words they were not serious. They just made it like a maypole dance. Anything came by was a big celebration. The solemnity, the sincerity, the sobriety wasn’t there.

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And look what happened next,

1 Corinthians 10:8

(08) Neither let us commit fornication as some committed and fell in one day three thousand and twenty.

That’s rife today amongst the preachers. I wonder what the pews are like. I’d hate to look with a fine comb in this church even. I’m not accusing anybody. But I see what’s going on.

I say, “My God, what’s going on?”

It’s just like a prostitute; she takes her charge, and as like the Bible says, “It’s no different from eating a piece of bread and wiping your lips.” That’s all! All in a day’s work!

1 Corinthians 10:9-11

(09) Neither, let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted and were destroyed of serpents. [That’s tempting Him. You know, wanting things they shouldn’t have.]

(10) Neither, murmur as some of them also murmured and were destroyed of the destroyer.

(11) Now all these things happened onto them for ensamples: And they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Now, this is especially for us because after this time, nobody gets another chance. It’s all over.

1 Corinthians 10:12

(12) Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

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You say, “Well, I got the prophet, bless God. We got this; we recognize. We have a few things that we know of. We’re well aware.” Oh; Come on! That’s not the truth you’re looking at there, you better be more careful than that.

Now notice verse 13.

1 Corinthians 10:13-15

(13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: But God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

(14) Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

(15) I speak as to wise men; judge what I say.

Now He’s telling you right here that these things come here, and we can see what Israel did in the flesh. There were some of them who didn’t do those things. They took their stand.

And in taking their stand and their recognition and the vitality of their recognition, they went on and escaped and went in the Promised Land. Now that’s what Brother Branham was looking at in my estimation.

They were simply not going down the road far enough in order to make it to the millennium, you know. How many times have you heard, “We got the prophet; we got God.” Oh come on.

All the churches can say that: “We got God. He’s present; sure we believe it. We know, no problem, we’re right on line with this thing.” See?

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All Israel recognized, but not all partook. They were partaking of the wrong thing. Now had they partaken of the life of the Life Giver, they would have gone on.

There would not have been any trouble with the lust of the flesh, the pride of life, the lust of the eye; the world, the flesh, the devil, and all those things.

They wouldn’t have been there. But their understanding and receptivity of the great event into which they had entered was very, very minor.

So all Israel recognized, but not all partook. Now remember Brother Branham was dramatizing about the old priest.

He said, “Rabbi; well Rabbi,” he said; “we know that what this great Rabbi Jesus said is true. We know what this great Rabbi Moses said is true. We know that. Certainly we ought to do these things.”

And then they just gave a little bit of attention to it and commended it, and then they were on their way. They didn’t enter into it. See?

So he said, “What good would that do with the blood lying there and not applying it.”

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What good would it be for people to know all these things and then not be vitally alert to them in their daily living and their constant walk with the Lord, see, if they say they have it.

Now today there are those who simply can’t place the Presence; which is literally the prophet’s Message.

“My ministry is to declare that He is here.”

In spite of the fact that they know these things, say, “Well, that’s the picture right there, that’s our prophet William Branham and see, that’s the Shekinah Glory over His shoulder.”

Say, “Those are the angels that came down when the prophet was out there in Wilcox, Arizona.”

He said, “My Message, ministry is to declare that He’s here.”

They cannot differentiate Son of man revealed from the prophet. Ask people right today. They say, “What is the difference?”

Some will say “Well…, the Pillar of Fire is the Son of man ,the prophet is the Son of man.” No! Neither one is It. It’s in the form of the Holy Spirit. It’s God moving in and through a prophet, so the prophet reveals the Son of man.

The prophet is not the Son of man. He’s a messenger from the Son of man. And He reveals the Son of man. You see? They don’t understand.

Thus it comes to a place where I’m concerned that the majority of people do not understand that the complete manifestation and revelation of God in this hour is to make us aware of the need, and an absolute possibility, of a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost so that we cannot only know these things in truth but to display our Token.

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Now, that’s what I want you to understand what I’m saying there.

There’s a genuine concern in my heart for everybody, and many, many people just wondering if they understand that the complete manifestation that God has put in our day given us in the complete revelation of Himself is for the purpose to make us aware that there is a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost.

Not something spurious; not something people just think they got. Not something talking in tongues; not some little emotion. But something as absolutely real, so that there can be what God expects from us: Which you can understand.

If God foreordained a vessel, and then foreordained what would be in the vessel, then it would certainly be that that vessel would run true to a form that God had fully ordained.

Because even a mechanic will do something like that in the natural, some person that’s interested in some type of an invention.

So it comes to the point where Jesus Himself said, “You must be born again.”

We must have the same life in us that is in God Himself. Now the fact that we recognize the Presence and we recognize the Appearing; that God has been revealed to us, significantly declares that we are seed.

Now you say, “Well, if you’re seed, then that settles it!” No! That doesn’t settle it. That only settles the fact that you’ve received an inkling; an understanding of what you can have.

And the Bible said, “There’s a danger of people stopping short.” And He always says that concerning the Exodus.

It’s always to an hour like this. They stopped short! And they don’t want to stop short, they want to go on. The significant declaration is that we are seed. This recognition, if it is real, a true recognition comes only to the seed.

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Now there’s a big difference right there on how we stand, with what many stand. You say, “Sure I believe in presence.”

Then listen to the rest of it. They haven’t got a clue about the Judge. They haven’t got a clue about the White Throne going on.

The have not got a clue to any of these things. They’re hoping somewhere it pop up on the horizon. But there’s not a clue to it. See? The revelation is missing.

But to have a revelation is a understanding I’m bringing tonight is that, like the Scribes and Pharisees standing there with the other people and mixed multitude, a big multitude in John 8, the Pharisees couldn’t recognize at all.

All they could do in the Presence of God is recognize, themselves in their own human ways, as formal believers.

In other words as Brother Branham said, “Antichrist is where the church is used to worship God instead of God Himself.”

They’re using a church to worship God. And you know since the pope came over here and you see the papers full of it, that’s all you can see everywhere, is the antichrist system. Israel had it back there. The danger is here also.

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Now, when there is a recognition, and a person comes to the recognition we speak of; how do you come in to the baptism with the Holy Ghost?

It’s not by an experience as people thought. It’s not by emotion. What is it? It is piling Word upon Word, so the life is released from the Word. That’s what we’re looking at.

Virtue upon virtue, which is born in us and the virtues themselves in Peter, as this Word upon Word given to us in these messages, can only blossom out and come as it’s fed by the life that’s in the Word.

Now what we’re looking at then is piling Word upon Word, virtue upon virtue by the life of the same Word that’s in us, until we all come from Ephesians 1:17-23 to Ephesians 4:7-16 and into Ephesians 6.

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So let’s begin to look at that for a second. Now here’s what breaks upon us from the Apostle Paul’s prayer, therefore, verse 15:

Ephesians 1:15-18

(15) [Therefore] I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all saints,

(16) Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; [Now watch,] that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

Now watch what goes from the revelation. The revelation swings into power.

Ephesians 1:19

(19) And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, [what? The revelation!]

How many people in this message really understand that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Holy Ghost Himself come on down right here in a Pillar of Fire?

Come down to bring His Own Message, His Own Shout, to turn loose the power of God in you. There has got to be a conduit. First of all, man is a conduit for God.

Then there’s a conduit from God to man, which is the Word; and that conduit is for the Holy Spirit life, so that God and man can get back together again.

And this is what you’re looking at. And you’re looking at now this end time here, of getting out of here in a resurrection and a Rapture.

So how you going to get the power in your life? You can only get it by piling Word upon Word. And it’s only that life in there that can bring out these virtues.

So the more a person is sold on what we understand to be the truth, committed to it, the greater is going to be the effectiveness of that Word in his life. And that’s what you’re looking at true baptism, because it’s going to bring it.

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Now,

Ephesians 1:19-20

(19) And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according [Now watch where this power goes] to the working of His mighty power,

(20) Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand…

Now he didn’t only raise Him from the dead, He raised Him up above the dead to the very throne. Now this guarantees you and me the resurrection and the rapture.

Now watch also:

Ephesians 1:21

(21) Far above all principality, and power…

That’s all victory. No more downgrading. No more walking in these things that Israel walked in.

But, some sluffed off into idolatry; into cheating into mis-marriages, into outright and outrageous sinful indulgence and sexual compromises: and preachers, teaching polygamy and everything else.

You’ve got the rottenness stinking mess under God’s high heaven today. Why? Because sin’s got to be there!

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Let me tell you something brother/sister. When the two most beautiful pair ever put upon this earth, Adam and Eve in that beautiful Garden of Eden, God’s great government on earth, the stinking, rotten devil himself come right in there because the Bible says: “You were in Eden.”

The lowest slimiest scum of all was right in there sticking his nose in to defile and destroy. And you’ve got it right today. And if you think it’s any different, you are wet behind the ears; you better dry up kid.

Get off your swaddling clothes and put men’s clothes on and grow up, because that’s the truth.

Now:

Ephesians 1:21

(21) …above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, [Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, Oneness, Twoness, Threeness, you name it; every single name] not only in this world, but the world to come.

So therefore, where you’re shut in at this particular point, “and put all things under His feet.” That’s going on right now from 1 Corinthians 15: the church being set in order.

People still think, “Well, that’s putting a few gifts in a room somewhere.” Don’t be naive. It’s not that at all. It’s just a tiny portion of it, see?

Ephesians 1:22

(22) …and gave Him to be head over all things to the church.

And He’s the head over all things of the church, in order to raise the dead. That’s the reason. Okay.

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Now, let’s go to Ephesians 4 and see what we see here. This is concerning the ministry.

Ephesians 4:8-9

(08) …ascended [Verse 8] up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(09) Now He that ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

That’s His Soul went down there. That was the Life. “The shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.” He went right down there as a captive, yet as a strong man, to come and take a bride out.

And remember, when he went down there in the Spirit, brother/sister, let’s get this flat, He took a bride out in the flesh, because Abraham and Isaac and their wives walked upon this earth.

And the same One that’s here is going to get a bride out in the flesh, while He’s down here in the Spirit to take up there. So let’s get our pictures right; our understanding right; our chronologies right. Not what somebody tries to tell you, but what the Word of God tells you. See?

Ephesians 4:10-12

(10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens that He might fill all things.

(11) And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

(12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

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Now, that’s what that’s for. Those are special gifts, and that’s what’s it’s for, and that’s what’s going to take to get it. And you got people say, “Well, there’s none of these left anymore!”

I don’t know where they’re coming from. They’re not coming from the direction I’m coming from. I don’t understand it.

Ephesians 4:13

(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith: [Till we all come in the unity of the faith] and of the knowledge of the Son of God…

Now what’s He talking about? Talking about Bride! Not these people that saw and recognized but didn’t go far enough.

Not those that said, “Okay, this is great; this is God,” and then they rose up to play, which they were doing around Brother Branham. You should have seen the sins around him. What drove him to distraction? See?

Now,

Ephesians 4:13-16

(13) …of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

(15) But [holding] the truth in love may grow up in Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.

(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Okay, let’s go now to the 6th chapter… 5th chapter I beg your pardon.

Ephesians 5:21-26

(21) Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.

(22) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

(23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the saviour of the body.

(24) Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

(25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.

(26) That He might sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of water by the Word,

Now, how’s it going to be done? “By the washing of the water by the Word.” You are not going to get it any other way. Now it tells you that.

That’s exactly why the Word comes in a message in order to sanctify the bride to begin with. But the Bride cannot be fooled. Therefore, she has a vindicated message by the Great Vindicator. See?

Ephesians 5:27-29

(27) That He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

(28) So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loveth himself.

(29) For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; out nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Now, It tells you what God’s going to do for His church: Loving the church as a flesh body.

Ephesians 5:30-31

(30) For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones:

(31) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and be joined unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. [That’s actually how we are tonight with God. Our great blessed Saviour.]

Ephesians 5:32

(32) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

So we’ve come all the way to that particular position, as we see ourselves under this message. Now, let us just consider perfect faith. Now we’re looking at the token there, see? and recognizing the Presence, recognizing Ephesians, recognizing what’s going on.

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Now let’s look and consider perfect faith. Okay. Perfect Faith on page 15, 86-87. Now, here’s Brother Branham speaking of his ministry which indicates the perfect faith.

[86]  How do you feel, Brother Branham, when you stand there and see people coming in different languages and things? Are you afraid? No sir. No sir. He said so. I never been afraid yet, ‘cause He told me so and I believe that to be the truth.

[87]  If He told me tonight, to go to the presidential graveyard and raise up George Washington tomorrow morning, I’d invite the whole world, “Come and see it done.” And I’d say. “Bring every, get every critic you can and stand them around; you’re going to see the glory of God.

Set that chair over here where you can sit down and rest a little while. He’ll be here in just a moment, as soon as I call.”

Okay, page 26, paragraph 149.

[149]  Now, when the same God comes to you and is pleased to dwell in you, pleased to honor your word, what your decision is… [Now he’s talking about himself, and then he refers to:] What was Joshua’s decision?

“Stand still, sun!” And it stood there. Amen! [God in Joshua: God in Brother Branham.] Sure. Moses’ decision. Held his stick over a river like that and said “Open!” And it opened. See? It’s whatever you ask.

And if you say to this mountain “Be moved” and don’t doubt, [see, in your heart] but believe that what you said will come to pass, you can have what you said. That puts you back in the Word.

Back in what Word: for what hour? For the Exodus! Who’s Exodus? Elijah. Now [you say] that’s not skim milk. It puts you back… [Puts me back is what he’s saying].

I know it’s going to jump over top of you here, you see, because it can’t anchor. But real, genuine faith will catch that.

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“I’m the one that came out of the Bible.”

They said to John the Baptist: “Who are you?”

He said, “I am the Word of God that declares the Voice of Him crying in the wilderness. I am that Scripture manifested in human flesh.”

“Who are you, William Branham?”

“I’m Elijah which was to come. I’m Malachi 4:5-6. I’m Revelation 10:7.”

See? Puts you in the Word! Now let’s face it.

Either a consummate idiot, or totally insane, or a vile obnoxious enemy of God, or the real McCoy would say a thing like that. You’ve got to come down to one of the places. Because either he’s got to know what he’s saying.

Oh, man, and the power behind him is a peculiar power because he uses the name of God, and God is a big enough fraud or something stupid or whatever to back it up, see. I can’t buy that. Because even I won’t back up when you tell a lie about me unless you make it worth my while.

How are you going to make anything worthwhile for God? He’s God. I’m sneaky; not to be trusted. That’s not the way God is. What man would say that? What kind of faith is that?

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They talked about Jack Coe and his daredevil faith. Let them say this: Jack ­Coe had a grandstand performance. DeCordova, his business manager, told me about it. I’m not running the guy down. I’m just telling you the truth. Dr. Barn said the same thing, “Daredevil faith.”

A woman came before Jack Coe with a great big tumor in her bowels. Where do you find God ever hitting anybody? POW! Like that; right in the stomach.

Old sag went down; took her out the back. She started to bleed, hemorrhaging bad. They came and said: “Brother Coe, that woman you hit, she’s bleeding; something could happen.”

Went right on preaching. Minutes later happened again. “Jack it could be serious could have killed her.”

Went on preaching. About the fourth time, they came and he said, “God told me to hit her.”

She stopped bleeding just like that. You can have that. I’m not interested. She lived. Not one more bit of blood. I’ll say this.

“Uhm, uhm. There’s a difference, brother/sister. I don’t care about them there false anointed. You call them what you want. They can have anything.”

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The perfect fulfilment of “Thus saith the Lord, of visions which was in visions, or of simply speaking the word that’s the perfect fulfilment, let’s us know that this is the ultimate revelation of God.

Ultimate! Ultimate. Not just the ultimate in the sense we have reached the ultimate, and we just now keep in the ultimate, and this is a period a long time.

“Isn’t it wonderful that God finally showed Himself. Hallelujah, Hallelujah!” Hogwash! This is the end of it.

This is the ultimate of the ultimation: Repent or perish! To believe It as evidenced in this hour shows we are true believers, true Seed, true Bride.

We are part of It; coming to It. And since the Whole contains the part, so that if the Baptizer is here, then the baptism is here.

And, since Hebrews 13: 8, is here, then Mark 16 is here, and every Word of promise that is ours. We’re running the parallel now in the two sermons.

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The Token is here, we can have a token. The great Fulfiller of His Word is here. Have the Word fulfilled.

All the promises, “Yea and amen in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We have arrived at a perfect faith knowledge. We know as we are known.

For God is come into full manifestation and we are also manifested before Him as proven in Hebrews 4:12; where nobody could hide.

Right? You follow? God fully manifested. We’re fully manifested. Which is: “We shall know as we are known.”

I know you say, “Well, there’s a lot of things about God that doesn’t satisfy me, so, therefore, I don’t know that I know as I’m known.”

This may be as much as you’ll ever know because the Bible says no man can see God and live. So you ain’t even going to see Him. There would have to be a skin on Him or something. So don’t try to tell God about this Scripture here. Just believe it. We’ve arrived at the perfect faith.

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If we truly are convinced that this is God what we’re seeing, and all we have seen and heard are of God, we should all be able to apprehend and make capital of what God intended this to do for us.

What did He intend to do for us? The answer is before us. It is to bring us into the third pull of the revelation and manifestation of the Shout, and hence, into the resurrection and rapture.

For on page 20, paragraph 114 he speaks of this perfect faith that indwells him by vindication as getting us into rapturing condition.

Now page 33, paragraph 184 speaks of the third pull, which winds it all up. I’ll read those later.

Well, let’s read the one right now. Page 20, paragraph 114:

[114]  …when a man lives by faith and walks by faith I mean substance faith, he is isolated from the entire world and becomes a new creature in Christ. “All my thoughts are of God,” said William Branham to me one day. His life was completely changed.

[114]  There, now you’re getting into Bride material. You’re getting into rapturing condition now.

Now all you got to do is get His thoughts! Of what thoughts? “Well, shall we go hunting, shall we go driving shall we eat breakfast?”

No! Ephesians 1:17, the revelation, the shout, puts you where He is for all intents and purposes.

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All right, page 33, 184.

[184]  This is coming into that Third Pull. I’m believing it. [What was? Perfect faith: Speaking.] Now I want to ask you a sincere question, you that passed through the line.

“Can you actually believe and feel now, that there is something happened in you since you’ve had hands laid on you?”

The people stood right there, in the Presence of God, His prophet, the third pull, and they were tested. What happened? It’s a question. This winds it all up. And remember, it was the creation of squirrels that wound it up for him, giving him resurrection faith.

And that is ours also by accepting it. Remember, it was the miracle of the blizzard disappearing in Colorado that led to his perfect justification.

It was that time he told me that story of what happened out there. He said, “From that time [he] had no guilt whatever.”

The Sunday before he was stricken on the following Friday he’d been with Christ on the mountain again, and then had another meeting with Christ. He came back with perfect love. He had absolutely no fear. It was all gone.

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These are vicarious examples in the sense that we do not have to go through what He went through, because they are legitimate factors and principles and graces from God which are manifested to us as our possession.

For no gift belongs to the man employing it. It belongs to the people for whom it was given.

The simplicity of this great meeting, wherein Brother Branham stood and preached perfect faith with no fanfare, no side-show tactics, no strong pleadings or warnings or emotions; and in this Message, let us know he would speak the Word for all who came.

And we would get healed. Went right over our heads! This poses the question: Did we lose the third pull, or did we just fail to recognize It? What point are we now with the third pull?

If we simply failed to recognize It, fail to embrace It as we should have, then it is still available and we must ask ourselves: “What time or place will we embrace It?”

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Brother Branham said, “You’ll see the fullness in the squeeze, if you want to know the answer.”

What does it all mean? I haven’t got a clue, except just what he said: “There will be a squeeze.” Some people say, “The squeeze is over.”

Remember that fellow Hankins said, “The squeeze was over,” I think. Mitch, up there in Chicago, “The squeeze is over. Brother Branham,” he said, “took the squeeze.”

Great, isn’t it? Flatter yourselves into sheer stupidity. Don’t you know everybody’s got to suffer? All right! Will it take place during the resurrection?

No doubt there too: Or is it here now, and though now we see it not, yet we believe it? True. There that too! I think it could be here now, and we believe it; but not yet as one day we will. That is true.

Either before Brother Branham comes back or certainly when he does come back, it’s going to be progressive. And I believe from this time on it will be progressive, because we’re seeing more of the truth.

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All right. On page 16, paragraph 93, Brother Branham said,

[93]  Jesus had perfect faith. He had it because He was the Word.

Now that is a flat statement. It puts Him in a class alone. Yet it must have something to do with us: Even if it comes vicariously.

And Brother Branham says, “And you must become the Word in order to have this perfect and you do become the Word as you receive the Word.”

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Now this is his own personal testimony: that he received the Word from God on Mark 11:23,22,24 whatever it is.

It was under duress, because he’d been pondering, “What does this Word really mean? What does It stand for? What’s it all about?”

 And that day when the ­Lord spoke and said, “What do you want?”

“Well,” he said, “I want squirrels.”

“How many do you want?”

“Well, I could get three to get the quota.”

“Where do you want them?”

Now you notice here, that even under duress and this was duress in my books because William Branham was literally testifying that he was flunking the test in a measure and no disgrace. No disgrace at all, because, he wasn’t used to the moving of God in this area.

So, therefore, notice, as he received the Word of God, even under a measure of stress if you don’t like the word duress and a little anxiety within himself because this was so new it was positioned with him that It came through!

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You see what I’m saying? So with you and me, you and I don’t need to worry about this as though we’re going to have to break in to It.

It will be there as this was in the hour of revelation of necessity. So will the other. God does not work ahead of schedule and He’ll be not ahead with us.

Neither will He be behind. It will be there. So He’s speaking of His own personal history, which I’m glad He did and gave us all the details, because it’s comforting to know that we can be dragging our feet, that we can be another John the Baptist.

“Well, hey! Were you really the One?” Oh, man he was a whirly gig on fire.

He came out there a-storming and a-stomping: “That’s the One!”

As soon as the pressure got down, he said, “Are you really the One?”

Don’t feel bad. If your day hasn’t come, it will come. You’ll be doing the same thing. You’re fallible. But there’s an infallible God Who will see us through. See?

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Then on page 28, he definitely identifies Himself with the perfect faith of Jesus. For on page 28, paragraph 159 we read these words:

[159]  …the Word made flesh is the Word operating in human flesh, by physical signs, by material signs, by Scriptural signs, perfectly, to bring to you a perfect faith for a perfect rapture.

Now was this for the prophet, or for you and me? For you and me!

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Okay. The context of what we read starts on page 27. We reading 157.

[157]  Has He done all things well? Has He ever told us anything, but what happened just exactly the way He said it? Hasn’t He performed, and hasn’t the great Pillar of Fire been among us and done just exactly like He promised to do? Haven’t we seen It?

Hasn’t science taken It, after It’s been predicted what would happen; [That’s the angels] go right there and have It even in the papers and magazines, packed It right back and show It, when It told you months before It happened?

Hasn’t He done just exactly the way He did in the Old Testament and the New Testament [That’s the Pillar of Fire!]? and isn’t It just exactly the same One? [Has to be the same One.]

The same Holy Spirit comes and is a discerner; and the Word of God, which is quicker and sharper than a two, edged sword, a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Isn’t that Right! Isn’t that the same God? And that same One, it’s not a stranger off somewhere else, He’s here.

He’s here, and He does this to create a Perfect Faith. I feel Him. [Where? Inside of him, see?] I know He’s here now. I know that His Spirit is here.

I know that He knows all things. [That’s Hebrews 4:12.] Amen! And I know He wants to do something. He’s been doing something to create this perfection of faith in the people.

What He’s doing creates the faith in us. It is not what we do ourselves. It’s Amazing Grace!

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Okay, I’ll keep reading.

[158]  Are we going to walk into eternity, like it was in the days of Noah, with eight souls saved? [Sure, just a few] Like the days of Lot; three out of Sodom? days of John the Baptist, with six believers? [Who knows?] Let us believe, for His work is perfect!

They’re manifested daily and perfectly before us, showing He is the Word, The Word. Hebrews 4:12, “The [Logos] of God is sharper than any two-edged sword, even discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

[159]  Think of that! The Word of God is that: a Discerner of the intents of the heart. For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any’ two edged sword, piercing, even dividing asunder soul and spirit, the joint and marrow, discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Do you know what He’s saying right here? He’s cutting us into pieces. What do you cut into pieces anything for? For sacrifice, He’s getting us ready for the living sacrifice totally acceptable in this hour.

Severing our thoughts, our spirits, our souls, everything. Severing: Laying it all out in front of us. Pouring the bleach of the blood over it; sanctifying it; washing it by the Word.

Now, he said; notice what he says here: “This is what’s going on right now; dividing asunder soul and spirit, joint and marrow, discerns our thoughts, discerns our intents.”

[159]  The Word made flesh is the Word operating in human flesh by physical signs, by material signs, by Scriptural signs, perfectly, to bring you a perfect faith for a perfect rapture.

And Brother Branham right here completely has the Word dissected by God, who laid It all out. We completely dissected, and with it, that the fire come down upon it. You’re all ready for a rapturing faith. Yes Sir!

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Now also on page 10 paragraph 55.

[55]  Now, remember, they had the power.

Jesus had given them power to heal the sick to raise the dead and cast out devils just a few days before that.

They had the power, but not the faith to use the power. [Okay, we understand that.]

Now, as we look at paragraph 55 and look at this: is this the third pull into manifestation as he says: “He now has faith to use the power?”

The answer is “yes.” It was there before, but now the perfect faith ignites it. The perfect faith ignites our take-off in the rapture. See?

[55]  …They had the power, but not the faith to use it. Now there’s Branham’s Tabernacle! [Now he says:] There’s the bride, the church.

The Holy Spirit here with power, but you haven’t got that faith to move it. See what I mean? It takes faith… [And he’s trying to reveal the faith that’s going to do it. See? Okay.]

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Now let’s go back and read some more. Page 25, paragraph 147: we read on.

[147]  He knew it would happen beforehand [that’s Jesus]. He could predict that it would happen, because He knew it would happen; and whatever He predicted came to pass.

Now, watch! Whatever He said, God honoured what He said. Think of that! Whatever Jesus said, God brought It to pass. So Jesus knew His Words were God’s Words.

[What about our words if their God’s Words. See?] Now look! That same Scripture comes right back in to us again. [That’s today!]

“If you say to this mountain:” Oh, my! I just let that just soak a little see, because we’re going to have a prayer line.

Now, who’s going to do the praying? He’s going to do the praying. Who’s going to do the speaking? He’s going to do the speaking. So, what’s going to happen?

He is going to use God’s Words as God puts in his mouth, and God’s Words come to pass. You see what they missed that night brother/sister? Well, it’s all right: God is a God of grace. We just can’t, you know, push Him.

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Okay. Page 27, 156:

[156]  There’s nothing left for us to do but believe It. And believe It is the substance, and that creates a perfect faith.

Now, what’s a substance? Faith is substance. What’s the substance of faith? The definitive revelation as proven here. That’s right. You look intently at me because this is what this is all about.

I know you’re a little groggy, a little slow. So am I in away. But I know what I’m saying, and why I’m saying it. I’m saying exactly right. With everything that’s here. And you’re going to have to get this before you get out of here!

You may never get it. I don’t know. I may never get it, may ever get out of here. But until this becomes your life, you ain’t getting out of here, because that’s what He said it’s all about.

You just can’t be half way with this Message, brother/sister. I’m going to tell you something. You get half way in the air and God dumps you out, you’re in trouble.

Just like that hot air balloon going up here and hitting the mountain. She’s going to set on fire. It isn’t going to work.

[156]  There’s nothing left for us to do but believe it. And believe it is the substance you’ve been looking for.

You’re always looking for something, and you are missing it. And this is what you must not miss. This is it! Because, this is he substance of Ephesians 1:17-23.

This is the substance of Elijah restoring, the Presence of Almighty God. This is the Appearing; the Lord having descended with a Shout, there’s nothing left for us to do but to believe It.

And believe It is the substance, and that creates a perfect faith. Just think; how numb we are, how numb we are to the truth.

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Years ago as a Pentecostal went around shouting and jumping, woman see a mouse, bring on a revival. Oh God!

Have you ever heard of that one? Yeah! Some bird who used to be with Paul Cain. He’s a false anointed one too.

This guy, I think is name is Morton or somebody, he tells that Brother Price is supposed to have told this old cold formal church; he was preaching away, old formal Methodist church.

Their women all starchy; their hats on; their hair pins in way back in the twenties you now, and a little mouse runs along the edge; and a woman screams, and the revival was on.

“Only believe all things… If you want to believe it, it’s alright by me. I got no problem.

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Now, then see where all this takes us. Page 31, oh, I don’t say something like that couldn’t happen brother/sister, but look: they had a pancake in a man’s dream once too. That happened. It’s all right.

[177]  [I figure, as] how advanced my church, this little, what we believe in, see?

Seeing as how advanced the people are; how they’re ready to take the Sword and walk out in the front line, say, “I challenge you Satan. I challenge you! You can’t make me disbelieve anymore.” [See?] What are these things done for?

So that people will believe. It’s the Word. It’s where that shows that I am preaching to you the Truth, the Word. The Word made flesh, made flesh in you; made Word; made Life in you, made life in me.

[He’s telling you, you have entered into immortality. It’s going n now.] The Great Physician [he says] “they’re all here.

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And he prays.

[178]  Lord Jesus, the great Physician now is near. You are the Physician. I have preached your Word, and your Word has declared that you are here; that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever; you cannot fail.

Now remember, that goes to the highest order. The highest order is what? Mark 11:22 of Hebrews 13:8 at this point, because that same Jesus in flesh is now here in a Pillar of Fire. Right!

[178]  And now, let each one of these that has their hands on each other, may the blessing of God rest upon them. And as we come prayerfully, and as we anoint them with oil, the pastor and I, and pass them through this line, may each one pass through here with faith to believe it, to know that the very God of Heaven stands present.

May each one shake themself? Can they only this one time, Lord?” [See? He’s desperate.] Just let them, let it soak down, Lord, one time. Open their eyes, Lord, that they can see what is going on and not be blind, staggering, but to see the reality of the Presence of a resurrected Jesus Christ.

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Now you say, “Bless God. We’ve been believing that all along.” Oh! “We’ve always believed that!” Do you really?

[179]  I charge you in the Name of Jesus Christ, that you come not in this line unless you feel that you got that perfect faith, ‘cause you’re only taking their time, somebody else’s time.  Don’t do it! As long as I’ve preached to you, have I ever said one thing to you but it’s happened?

He’s telling them again; is it not going to happen now? The Third Pull in action in William Branham Tabernacle. Who saw It? What happened?

Nobody’s got the answers for It. Where’s the records? Then It went over their heads. Still looking for something to come, Here it is… Already came! Son let me tell you something.

When you wake up three days late for Christmas, and all you got in your stocking is four lumps of coal; it’s over. And that’s the way it’s going to be with this here. They’re going to wake up too late. I hope we are not too late.

I don’t believe we’re too late. But I hope we’re not too late to see this. I missed It! I was waiting always for the secret word ‘Alakazam’ but oh, good feelings, or something.

Not too much of that, but I liked it. Missed It! Missed It! Missed the declaration of a man who said It. And that’s all it took. The God that said, “Let their be light;” let Moses say, “Red Sea open,” let William Branham say, “Squirrels come! One, two, three, here, here, and there.” See?

“When did it ever not happen?” he said. “Have I ever told you one thing that didn’t happen exactly Right!”

[179]  The Lord did that. He did it not for me, I believe. He did it for you that you might believe what I’m telling you, is the truth. [After you] believe It, it will be all right, and you’ll get well.

When you come by here, drop your unbelief right in the spiritual bucket down here. You won’t see it, but it’s there. When that oil touches you, drop your unbelief right there. Deposit that and walk away with perfect faith that you’re well.

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It’s fantastic, isn’t it? Reading on: Page 32, 183.

[183]  Know ye.. [Now listen. Here’s a tragic thing here. It’s beautiful, beautiful, but it’s tragic in a certain way.] Know ye what I have done to you? [Now paraphrasing Christ at the foot washing:] You’ve called me your pastor; and you say well, for so I am.

If I, your pastor, have been identified by Jesus Christ, that I do His work, then believe my Word. By doing this act of faith, which was laying hands upon you, I have condemned the diseases and afflictions that are a-bothering you.

Believe [that,] so shall you have your request, regardless of what it is, for all things are possible to them that believe. [What?] That I, your pastor, am doing this by God! Not “Oh God, I got to believe something special here and get myself all worked up, maybe; Oh, yes!

If I could just get my mind, if I could get this and get this and get it all lined up: Then Oh! God! I’ll be able to believe.”

That’s not it! It’s what you believe. We’ve missed the boat! He’s talking about this. Not something else down the road. See? You believe this. I’ll tell you, it’s hard to believe this too at times.

[183]  And when you pray, believe that you receive what you asked for. And I truly believe that I receive it, and in my heart I accept everyone of your healings. [Brother Branham’s doing it for us.] Then it’s done. “I believe it; I believe it with all that’s in me.

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We saw so many failures in Brother Branham as he stood before the people with discerning and everything else, that we just believed his prayers weren’t getting through.

That’s exactly what happened to us, if you want to know the whole truth, the whole rotten filthy truth. I’ll give it to you, right from the pulpit. We put more faith in the Oral Robert’s and the dynamic guys who were false anointed, than the servant of Almighty God.

And I wonder today, how much we really believe His Word? How much do we really believe Word? They got all scrupled up on miracles and things. We got the same thing.

We were grabbing the tinsel, the wrapping, instead of the bread. See? That was the trouble right there.

We couldn’t believe Him: Couldn’t believe the night of our hour, or whatever it was, when he said, “Now can you get your eyes off of everything, but on the right thing, which is what we’re into in my ministry. The rest is wrong.”

And that would’ve done it brother/sister? You say, “Brother Vayle, do we have any hope?” We certainly do.

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For he said:

[184]  This is coming into that Third Pull! I’m believing it. Now I want to ask you a sincere question, you that passed through the prayer line.

Can you actually believe, and feel now, that there is something happened in you since you’ve had hands laid on you? [Right;] raise your hands. There [you’re at. Some of them didn’t doubt.] This is what we’ve waited for.

How much did he get back that night? I’m skeptical to be honest with you. I hope he got a whole lot more than I realize. And no doubt he did too, because, you know, I’m a very poor person to be too optimistic in some of these things.

[184]  Now, this is not… This is starting to bloom now. See? Just the start of it, I did this for a purpose. I’m working out something. I’m taking this charge of faith and going right back to begin and come in; and see, to kinda raise faith in a bracket where you’ve never noticed it that way before.

Not a faith, but a perfect faith, built up in here. And watch a perfect God, with a perfect heart, keep a perfect promise, by His perfect Word, which is sharper than a two-edged sword and discerns the thoughts of the heart. [And] what?

We’re coming now in to perfection, because the people have to come to this in order for the rapture.  That’s what’s holding it away right now, is waiting for that church to come to that perfect raptured faith.

I’m looking at it. It means a lot of shaking down for me. It means a lot for you. But together we’ll make it by the grace of God. Amen.

Now the way I preach this tonight, I think we got some shaking down, but we need a whole lot more. That’s the truth.

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Now in closing: See our place in the entire identification by going back to page 12, paragraph 68:

[68]  Now, the only thing you have to do then is have faith in what you are. Have faith in what the Word [of God] says you are.

All right! Do you believe you’re seed? You start right there. If you’re seed you can take the Message and that’s where you’re going. Okay. That’s what this Message is. It’s for the seed people.

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All right: Back to page 27 156 again.

[156]  There’s nothing left for us to do but believe it, and believe it is the substance; and that creates a perfect faith. Just think how numb we are. [The Bible says we’re lukewarm.] Just think of that just a minute.

All right! Now we see the parallel of the two messages: Token and Perfect Faith. Are the people missing the reality of God in the baptism, in the Holy Ghost baptism, because they can’t see past the prophet and his ministry?

But have simply stopped there. That’s true! That’s true. The majority have, to be honest with you. As far as I can see, they don’t have a clue.

They are so stupidly insane spiritually that they say, “Because we believe the Presence, which Jehovah Witnesses believe, that makes it wrong.”

Brother Branham believed Oneness. That makes that wrong too. He believes no eternal hell. The Seventh Day Adventists believe that, and that makes that wrong too. So Brother Branham had no truth either.

You see what happens when you get away from the Light brother/sister. Just Word off Word off Word until it’s all gone.

You get away from Him, you’re finished. I don’t care who you say you are. You leave out the Presence, you’re gone.

For the Lord Himself descended with a shout. See? Many people saw It and they stopped there. We don’t stop there.

We go on, and we go on, and we go on, until the little brook becomes a river that floats us across from Ezekiel’s temple.

A little breeze becomes a heavenly hurricane and it takes us over. Not to some plan of Oz, but to a Kingdom of God. Not some imagination. They can’t see past the prophet’s ministry. But they have stopped there.

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And now they are missing the reality of the perfect faith? For they can’t see that his Message was to be taken for all the promises of God, including our healing, even the rapture.

And that Message is: He is here, He is present and His Presence made evident the Third Pull in both revelation and power so that you can now come to this perfect faith, which we have, which is revelatory and there isn’t any other.

There isn’t any other. Now you can sit here and you get hungry for things and say, “Oh. Brother Vayle, it’s not working a certain way.”

And you’re trying to make this work a certain way, when it’s perhaps not meant to work a certain way. And you’re going to lose what you are looking at, because you don’t believe what you got.

Now this is the rest of faith where you come to the place where you know what you got or you don’t know what you got. Either one!

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You say well, “Brother Vayle, I know at least what was here.”

That’s a good place, good place; good place to start; a good place to start. We have now come to this perfect faith and there is no other. The Perfect has come. And from this perfection of the whole, we are able now to take all that there is.

For with Him He freely gives us all things. In Christ is the resurrection, millennium, the rapture and every grace and gift. Never let it be thought that with perfect faith we have received an example and a static precept.

Never let it be thought that with perfect faith, that is ‘how it came here’ what Brother Branham said, we have received simply an example or a static precept.

We have received a dynamic principle of the ages that include our participation in the fullness of God and His plan for us.

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You’re looking, brother/sister, at an end time event. See? We are all looking for something more. You aren’t going to get something more; everything was revealed’ to put us in the rapture under the Seventh Seal.

The whole thing stands here viable, of course, in this understanding that It is here, living principle, living God. It has started to move and will continue to move in and through us, but especially in us, till we’re moved out of here.

That’s what you’re looking at. You are not looking at something else. So begin to shake yourselves. Get away from your numbness.

There is a parallel between the two messages, The Token! They said, “Yes, the Token is here.” It’s at evening time. “Nobody’s got the baptism.” He never said that! They went a dozen different ways.

We found by careful study he was saying, “Yes, the Token is here. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself; He’s in me. I can feel Him standing up inside of me now.”

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This is the evidence, that this is the hour that you’d better have a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost. And how can you say you’re already filled with the Holy Ghost when you can’t even understand what’s before you.

How can you go on when you have nothing to go from? Today we have everything to go from, brother/sister. May we go somewhere with what we got! I don’t know. I can offer you nothing of myself, you know that.

I can offer you nothing. I teach a little, trusting I have taught you the Word of God. For what I have said tonight, I am convinced is the truth. They’ve missed ‘The Token’.

They’ve missed the Perfect Faith. They’re still looking: Looking way down the road. Understand, the Bible said: “There shall be a voice behind you saying: this is the path, walk therein.”

Not something calling you down the road like some little glimmering light. Some willow-wisp.

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Let’s find out what the apostle Paul said,

Romans 10:5-8

(05) For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law. That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

(06) But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise. Say not in thine heart, who shall ascend into heaven? [that is, to bring Christ down from above.]

(07) Or, who shall descend into the deep? [That is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.]

(08) But what saith it? The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: [That is,] the Word of faith which I have already preached.

You don’t say something you’re going to learn, brother/sister. You say something you have learned. Do you think God would take Brother Branham before his day? Let the false anointed say that.

Oh yes, they try to tell you. They try to tell you, “The Seventh Seal isn’t open.” They try to tell you a lot of things. Let me tell you something.

As far as the literal second coming of Christ is concerned, that part of the Seventh Seal is not open. But Revelation 10:1-7, which is the Seventh Seal, is open!

In fact, it’s done concluded because the prophet is gone; and he said, “Everything is there for the rapture.”

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It all comes together, brothers/sisters, perfectly. So you see our inheritance, which we have in Christ: the Word of faith which we preach, “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Put it this way: Even the Seventh Seal of revelation, the shout in the descent, if you will believe that, you shall be raptured. I’m not changing Scripture, I’m just giving you the truth.

Let’s bow our heads in prayer.

Gracious heavenly Father, again we want thank you for your kindness tonight, getting us to come together, giving us the opportunity to discuss this great and wonderful Message which we realize how terrible it really was.

And how when you told your prophet not to have any more sideshows if indeed he did have some, which You said he did to a degree, so Lord we believe that is true. He did something he shouldn’t have done. I wouldn’t say Lord, he underplayed this, but we sure underplayed it Lord.

I don’t remember if I was there or not. I don’t think I was. I sure didn’t get it. Now Lord I don’t know tonight I’m getting as much as I should either. But I know one thing Lord.

No matter how much I do get, unless you set it on fire, unless it is all of You, it isn’t going to get me off the ground anyway. But Lord, we do have faith tonight to believe that something is working, working, working, Lord.

And this night, Lord God, will go down as a great night in hearts and lives of people sitting in this building. We believe that Lord, I’m believing it for myself and everyone in divine Presence. Because Lord, I know this one thing: your Word does not lie.

And your prophet said, “The gates of hell are against this revelation.” And by your grace we’ve been swinging on the gates of hell, riding them plumb to a standstill.

They will not ride us, Lord, we will ride them. They will not overcome us, we will overcome them. For greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world and any gates of hell.

And Lord, we know that by testimony, by confession, by looking at it, by believing it, yet above all by you doing it, we’re going to get out of here in a Rapture.

Father, bless us tonight as we continue the service. We’ll give You the praise in Jesus’ name. Amen.

[Brother Vayle continues with the Communion service]

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