Presence #17

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Brother Lee Vayle

Shall we pray.

Heavenly Father we thank You again for Your goodness and mercy allowing us to come together this evening hour. To worship You in spirit and in truth to hear You communicate to us by Your Word.

And we to communicate back, Lord, by believing Your Word and knowing it’s got to be fulfilled in somebody in our testimony as it is being fulfilled and shall continue to be fulfilled in us, until it is absolutely finished.

And we thank You, Lord, that we have that faith tonight, and it is not of ourselves, but it is only by You. We give You therefore all the glory and all the honor, and all the praise.

There is nothing, Lord, which we would claim of ourselves or retain to ourselves, but we know that Thou art God, there is none beside Thee and we are very grateful and happy to be a part of this tonight.

Now, Lord, we just pray that You remember Jeff’s torn ligament my God, that You raise him up, heal him, Lord. We know these things can be very, very bad, but, Lord, there’s nothing too hard for You, especially in the face of this hour in which we know that there is a Resurrection about to take place.

So Lord, we thank You for this glorious opportunity of believing for this little thing. For this surely small thing in Thy sight we thank You for it. Now we commend ourselves again most heartily unto You, in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

You may be seated.

Now, we’re going to continue tonight concerning His Presence.

[Brother Vayle makes reference to Brother Bell coming to minister]

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Now, concerning the Presence, Brother Branham said that, “The great or major revelation of this hour, is that there is one God, and that it is commanded that you be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Now, that came out of the Seals.

Until the Seals were opened, it was not commanded. It was known that one should be re-baptized, but it was not literally commanded, that a person must be baptized correctly in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Even if his conscience seem to bear witness he was alright.

Now the reason I say that is because I was baptized into the Trinitarian doctrine, or title of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. But I myself have never baptized anybody any other way than as far as I know completely properly. And because I understood I thought that I was immune, or it was not necessary for me to be re-baptized.

But the prophet said, I believe, the last night of the opening of the Seals, “It is commanded that if you have not been baptized correctly, you must be baptized [which in my case would be re-baptism] in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” And of course I was and I am eternally grateful for that privilege.

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But there is a further revelation of this God that is missed by all fundamental believers, and perhaps a majority of people who follow this Message. That revelation in the words of the prophet goes this way in the discernment of spirits on page 16:

Discernment of Spirit 60-03-08

[35]  Now, watch and see where the gates of hell is against…

I keep explaining to you Brother Branham is not talking as a hillbilly so that he couldn’t say what, he had to say where. No, he knew exactly what he was saying. He was placing where the gates of hell are. And he said, “Now watch and see where the gates of hell is against.”

It isn’t against the denomination. The government recognizes that. [It’s not.] The world recognizes our denominations, all of them. We have the right, each one of us as American citizens, we have rights of denomination, which is fine; we appreciate that. But [now listen,] that’s not what…

Now if he’d of been ignorant he would have said, “Where.” Now he placed and he told what? That’s not what the gates of hell is against. In other words, what’s it against in this hour? It is:

…the revelation of Christ being here now, and the same yesterday, and today, and forever. That’s what it’s against. And “The gates of hell shall be against it, but it shall never prevail.”

Now, the only factor of prevailing influence is that Christ is here and known specifically as “The same yesterday, today and forever.”

Now evidently the last major event in the gospel era, is that Christ will be present on earth. This will be the last great major event. Because the gates of hell would certainly have to be against that, which is at this particular time in the last day.

So therefore, this is what the gates of hell is against, the Presence of Jesus Christ on earth.

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Now, during the time of His Presence He will prove to be the unchanging One of Hebrews 13:8, which is “Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today, and forever.” Or as in Revelation, It says, “I Am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.”

And we’re going to read over here in Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 you’ll understand.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

(14) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Now, he’s telling you something here, that the fear of God should rest upon people who recognize the Alpha and Omega doctrine; that God never changes in His ways. And when you see Him in your hour doing something which is absolutely scriptural which has been done before, then you know it’s the end-time. See? All right.

Ecclesiastes 3:15

(15) That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

Now you put Ecclesiastes 3:14,15 with Revelation, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am the Lord, I change not, you will find Hebrews 13:8 perfectly.

But It must be instantly recognized that both His Presence and His ways are hidden to all men unless both Presence and unchanging ways are revealed. This is in spite of the manifested proof that “He is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

For as you view the fact that if He is the same yesterday, today and forever, then the prophet could not have come on the scene and said anything other than what he said when he said, “If He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and He is here Present in the Holy Spirit, He will do what He did when He was here upon earth.”

So it was manifested that He was, and is, the same yesterday, and today, and forever, that He is here and He has not changed. Now, this is the Omega of the Alpha what we are looking at.

Now, what my statement that this is the Alpha of the Omega, is not just based upon the one fact of manifesting Who He is, but It is based upon the fact that you put the two together. In other words, it is required that a revelation be there in the hour of the manifestation.

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Now, we go to the Book of Matthew which Brother Branham always went to. And so we can do no less if we are going to try to follow as rigidly as he followed the pattern.

Matthew 16:13-14

(13) [They] came [to] the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, [and Jesus] asked his disciples, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

(14) And they said, Some say [you’re] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias… [Where they got that from, God only knows.]

Now, if they were mixed up back there, and it was one solid group of people only ordained of God, and they were there in one place, do you expect this age will be less mixed up in that bunch?

And why do people get so frustrated when it seems that everything is so completely messed up in this age here. And everything is so kooky around this Message.

Now look, if a group of people back there of one ethnic origin, one solid way of worship and understanding the Word of God, could come out with a dilly like this, John the Baptist. Where in the world did they get that? Now, Elijah is not too bad. That’s not too bad guessing. Jeremiah? I don’t know. I can’t see it.

Matthew 16:15-17

(15) [And] He [said], But [who do you] say that I am?

(16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

(17) And Jesus answered and said, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Now, this revelation took place after the manifestation of Who He was. For it was before chapter 16 that He fed the four thousand. It was before chapter 16, that the multitude was healed. It was before chapter 16, that the demoniac of Gadara had been completely released. It was before the changing of the water into wine. It was before the raising of the dead. That had all taken place, this was subsequent and they still did not know Who He was.

Now, they saw the manifested miracles. And Jesus could not get Himself across to them as to Who He was. So, it clearly seen that the Lord Jesus Christ in that day, could not be recognized apart from a revelation. His very works were disputed, or imputed to the devil.

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Over in Matthew 12:22-24, after the man that was wonderfully healed of blindness and so on:

Matthew 12:22-24

(22) [They] brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: [no this is at that time rather] and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

(23) And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

(24) But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Now, in spite of the tremendous miracles they could not place the Author of what was in progress.

And remember also,

John 14:10-11

(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

(11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

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Now, that is in the aftermath of…

John 14:1-6

(01) Let not your heart be troubled: [you] believe in God, believe also in me.

(02) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

(03) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

(04) And whither I go [you] know, and the way [you] know.

(05) Thomas [said], Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

(06) [And] Jesus [said], I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Now listen, He says here, “If you recognize Who I Am, every other door is open. All you’ve got to know is Who I Am. All you’ve got to recognize is the One that’s in the midst.” Upon that recognition everything else comes into view. “The way, the truth, the life,” the coming to the very Father.

John 14:7-10

(07) If [you] had known me, [you] should have known my Father also: and from henceforth [you] know him, and have seen him.

(08) [And] Philip [said], Lord, [show] us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

(09) [And] Jesus [said], Have I been so long time with you, and [you’ve] not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou then, [Show] us the Father? [Now, He explains It.]

(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?…

Now actually, that’s a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost. Now you might dispute that. But I’m going to tell you frankly that anybody that’s truly born again is in the Father, and the Father is in him. See?

Now, He’s trying to get across to the people the recognition of the hour. He was the Word of that hour, and the lack of recognition doomed Israel, nothing else was able to be procured. That’s the very thing for this hour that people are missing and don’t understand.

Now, He said here,

John 14:10-12

(10) Believe I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

(11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works…

(12) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, [now It doesn’t say they. It says he] the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

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Now, the promise coming down through the ages is a manifestation of a greater works program of God manifested through humanity was back in that day.

As Brother Branham categorically and correctly said, “That Jesus Christ had more success in William Branham’s earthly ministry then He has in His Own.” And that’s absolutely the truth.

You see what I’m driving at here and understand what I am saying. The works were manifested, but if you can’t place God by what comes in that generation, you miss everything. Now you’ve got the very same thing right at this hour. See?

Now, watch very carefully that we should see something. It is this: there is no way that you can know in this hour that He is here, and what He is doing even by a Scriptural study embracing history.

Now, the works have got to be there. The manifestation has got to be there, attended upon the Presence of Him Who is there. But that doesn’t solve anything, there’s got to be a revelation. See? That’s what it’s all about.

I want to repeat. There’s no way that you can know in this hour, same as back there, that He is here and what He is doing. Even by a Scriptural study and embracing of history. You can’t do it.

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Now, let’s go to John 8:51-59, and I want to prove what I’m saying.

John 8:51-52

(51) Verily I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

(52) Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste death.

Now, do you know what I’m doing? I’m taking you back in history. Those people standing there are going back to history. Scriptural history.

 

John 8:53-55

(53) Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

(54) Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

(55) Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

Now, when a man comes to a revelation, knows that revelation, and steps aside he’s a liar. See? Jesus said, “If I deny the revelation I’m a liar.”

The first thing that Cain did was to deny a revelation. The next thing he murdered. The next thing he lied about it. You have a progression of series, as man goes from bad to worse. Now we look at the history here.

He said:

John 8:56-58

(56) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

(57) Then said the Jews [said], [You’re] not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? [How have you seen Abraham?]

(58) Jesus, Verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Now, Jesus… when they went back to history, Jesus went to the Scripture. Didn’t do one bit of good. Now how are you going to impress anybody? How are you going to witness and expect you’re going to win multitudes to this Message?

How do you think you’re going to do something out here in the world when Jesus Christ Himself couldn’t do it? You know He absolutely ended up with twelve, and one betrayed Him. See?

You can’t go to Scripture and take Scripture to history, and say, “This is it.” It takes a revelation. I’m sorry, but that’s just what it is. You see?

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Now, what I’m saying is exactly what we’ve been taught by the prophet. He said, “John was in the Spirit and then came the revelation.” And he said, “It is so important to get into the Spirit, then from the Spirit of the thing, the thing begins to work.” See?

So, it’s necessary to be in the Spirit. Only the Holy Ghost can reveal God and the things of God. That’s what John 16:12-15 says.

John 16:12-14

(12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but [you] cannot bear them now. [You haven’t got what it takes.]

(13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

(14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

What’s the last thing to come to this Bride? The revealed Word. There you are. See?

Now:

John 16:15

(15) All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

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All right: we have the unfailing promise of Ephesians 1:15-18, that proves God Himself. The Holy Spirit will stand in the midst of the Very Elect.

Let’s go to that and take a look at It. Paul is preaching to those who were in Christ before the foundation of the world have now become manifested through predestination of the foreknowledge of Almighty God.

Been baptized with the Holy Ghost, joined back unto God, and sealed with the earnest of the inheritance which guarantees the Resurrection. And to them he says:

John 16:17,19-20

(17) [I am praying] 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: [Now, this is previous to the Resurrection, because in verse 19, It says,]

(19) And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead…

Now, It tells you right here before the Resurrection, before the Rapture, the Spirit of God comes into the Church revealing God and raising the dead. There’s nothing you can do about it.

Now notice, this is exactly prior to the Resurrection and the Rapture as we read here in verses 19 to 21. And I read what Brother Branham said about this Spirit. I’ve read It before. I’m going to read It again what he says about this Spirit.

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[28]  The Spirit of wisdom comes into the church to make known to the church by the revelation of the Holy Spirit–bringing the church in and revealing what day that we’re living in. Just the same as Gabriel come to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the church in the last days to reveal these great, deep, secret things. [Which He does. The Spirit of God coming just before the Resurrection.]

Here’s what the prophet also said:

The Stature of a Perfect Man  10-14-62

[92]  In the evening time it shall be Light. That’s when comes Christ, the Holy Spirit. Jesus comes down and sets Himself at the Head of the church then, He will resurrect this church being His own body.

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Now, what he was doing was combining Ephesians 1:17-21 which I read, and…

1Thessalonians 4:15-17

(15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord [or Presence] shall not [take preeminence over] them which are asleep.

(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

(17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Now, this was spoken to the living, even as It was in Ephesians so that the people would be aware of what would transpire at the time the last living stood there and the dead were raised, and the living changed to immortality and they both go off into the Rapture.

Now, this is exactly what is set forth here in the Word of God. Now, I want you to know something very important: It’s over here in,

John 8:51

(51) Verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

Now remember, Jesus said, “There’d be some of you who shall not see death, or taste death until you see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom.” This is the very same understanding here. “You’ll not see it.”

John 8:52

(52) Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the [prophet’s dead,] and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

Now you see, that’s what He was talking about. A certain time of keeping that Word would bring forth immortality. And they said, “You’ve got to be crazy. I know you’re crazy. You’ve got a devil.

You’re trying to stand here and tell us you’ve got something better than Abraham? He’s dead. Something better than Moses? The prophets are dead, and you’re going to stand here and tell me that you’ve got something, if that man listens to you.”

“He’s not going to die.” Well, they just pegged Him right down for having a devil.

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Let’s go over to John 11:26, they weren’t there to see this. And Jesus said,

John 11:26

(26) …whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. [Do you believe] this?

Now listen, In John 8, He was promising immortality. In John 11, He was promising immortality.

Now notice! When and how that promise comes into effect. We go to 1 Corinthians 15:20, and there we read concerning the Resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

(20) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

(21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

(22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

(23) But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his [presence.]

All right. With that we read in [1 Corinthians 15:] 50.

1 Corinthians 15:50-51

(50) Now this I say, brethren, flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither corruption… incorruption.

(51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, [in order to get our change] but [we’re going to] be changed [anyway.]

When? When He’s present to raise the dead. See? Now, what I’m trying to get you to see is this: The promise of Jesus, for immortality to a certain Word believing Word holding people stands good. Stands good back there in the day when He said it.

And it stands good today and He’s got to be here to do it. Because It says right here, “They that are His at His Presence.” They that are His… Him having come. Having assembled them. Having brought them together.

And at that time the apostle Paul says, “I want to tell you something.” The same as he said in Thessalonians. The same as he said in Ephesians, “There’s some of you not going to die.” Because God Himself, that One Who stood there in human flesh, the Logos.

And that same One is coming back to raise the dead at the last Trump. The last age Message, the Trumpet’s going to sound. And he said, “You’re not going to stop that Message, though hell rage, that Message won’t be stopped.”

This Message of the Kingdom has gone around just about the whole world now. Brother Branham himself took It almost seven times around the world. Not complete, but almost. Has gone around the world. Its time has wound down and running out.

And with His Presence the dead are raised and we are changed to incorruptibility.

Now, he made that promise effectual depending on His Presence when He was on earth, and it takes the same Presence, the Logos, or God manifested to raise the dead and grant immortality.

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This is the same understanding given us in Revelation 22:10-14. And he said:

Revelation 22:10-13

(10) And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

(11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still… [and so on.]

(12) And, behold, I come quickly…

(13) [I’m] Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Now listen:

Revelation 22:14

(14) Blessed are they that [wash their robes. Not] do his commandments, [wash their robes] that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

At that time what was denied in the Garden of Eden, because God refused to let man live in that state in which he was immortally.

Now, something has happened through the Presence of God to let man go to that Tree and live forever. Of course he’s going to have a changed body, but he’ll go into immortality.

Now, all right, Revelation 22:10,

Revelation 22:10,7

(10) And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. [Has got to be Revelation 10:7.]

(07) But in the days of the voice of the seventh [messenger], when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared [the good news of the gospel by] his servants the prophets.

In other words, every mystery at the particular time of the Seventh Church Age messenger must fall into its proper place in a perfected manner which means It’s finished, It’s polished off, you can’t add to It, you can’t take from It, this is It. Now, It comes at that particular time.

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All right, I read you Revelation 22, but just in case you didn’t put It together I’ll go back over It for you. It’s all finished. It’s perfected. Now, and when It’s perfected you’ll notice that there are just, and there are holy, and there are righteous. And they go into immortality.

So therefore, you can see a state of perfection. Not just perfection in a sense of a completion of such harmony of no defects, and of no inharmonious qualities, a condition where you would say that sin could not positively exist. That’s fine. It’s not just saying that.

It’s also saying that sin has run its course. See, no way you can get away from it. They have both come to the end of the day. And it’s under the Seventh Church Age messenger that we come to this place, this hour where the human body receives its change.

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Now, you will notice at the time of Revelation 10:7, the Revelation 10:1 takes place.

Revelation 10:1-3

(01) And I saw another mighty [messenger] come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

(02) And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

(03) …cried with a loud voice, when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Now, you will notice in here the One that was on the Throne in Revelation 4, comes down to earth veiled in a Pillar of Fire, the Rainbow over His head signifies that this is God Himself manifested to us. We call Him the ‘Logos’.

And He has come down. And He has come down at the time of the Message of the Seventh Church Age messenger when every mystery runs out.

Now brother/sister look, you and I don’t have to be theologians. We don’t have to be clever readers of the Bible to know this: If you ever make the Resurrection it’s all over. Just you make the Resurrection, you living, just you see one dead come out of the ground and you know you’re part of It.

Now, if you don’t see me you don’t know you’re part of It. That’s all as far as you got to go, and it’s under this Message that the Logos comes down and He’s got to come down, or the dead cannot be raised. That’s where they are missing It.

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Now, I say that this teaching of the earthly Presence is not known to very many, only the Very Elected. I also mentioned that it’s apprehended only by revelation. Now let’s go and see that. We see in,

Luke 17:20

(20) And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Now, that wording throws everybody. They think it’s poetic, they think it’s cute. Let me just tell you flat what it means. He said, “It’ll be here and you won’t ever see It.”

He said, “It’s coming, but it won’t mean a thing to you. It’ll be here, you won’t even know it.” Then He turned around and said:

Luke 17:21

(21) Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is [in the midst of] you. [Who is He talking about? Himself. Because in Him is everything.]

Now, they say, “What about the Kingdom?”

He said, “I’ll tell you, you’re going to miss It, because it takes a revelation. It’ll be there and you won’t see It. In fact It’s here now and you can’t see It.”

You mean to tell me brother/sister, that those people were so ignorant, those theologians of their hour were so ignorant they didn’t know God from the devil? Oh, no man know God from the devil except God reveal it.

Especially in the last day when the two spirits are so close. We’re not above them, we’re far below them, because as I said, we’re pulled apart people. We’re Gentiles come from a mother harlot, bred by prostitutes.

Israel never had that thrown at her. She was just one single prostitute. But she was one people with one God and one understanding.

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Did Brother Branham say that there’s seven hundred and some denominations? I forget. Whether right or wrong it makes no difference. It just shows you the character of the Gentiles.

“They’re hybrids, they don’t know their mammy or their pappy,” as he said. But Israel didn’t neither. “Neither shall they say lo here, lo there.” Won’t do any good. What’s he saying further?

He said, “Let me tell you something. They’re going to come along and say, ‘Look over there. Look over there. Hey a trace back in history. Hey, trace forward. Search this, search that. Run here, run here.’ Forget it. It’s under your nose and you’re missing It.” It’s under your nose.

Let me tell you something: I’ll tell you by reading it. I preached on this the whole sermon. See, everything you preach if you believe this Message, you’ve got it right. It just all comes together. If it doesn’t come together you better start examining your heart.

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He said over here in Luke 2, concerning this one little babe. He said,

Luke 2:30-31

(30) For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

(31) Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

How many people were there in the temple? A few hundred? And yet he said, “Prepared before all people.”

How many saw His ministry and knew Him? Oh maybe thousands, but not too many. And yet It says, “Before all people.”

What is he saying? The same thing Paul said, “It was not done in a corner.” It was done in the open and anybody could have come, and everybody did come and they saw it, but didn’t do them any good.

You know they went to Jesus one day and they said, “Hey, You’ve got us all confused. One time You say You’re the son of God. Next time You say this. Next time You say the other thing. Then You pull off miracles, then You do the other thing over here. Why don’t You declare Yourself plainly?”

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And when He did, what good did it do them? They crucified him. See, it took a revelation. Now, I’m trying to get you to see, it took a revelation back there, it takes a revelation now and I’m going to prove it to you. And it’s done under their noses and they can’t even see it.

Luke 17:22-23

(22) And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it. [Now they were already seeing Him.]

(23) And they shall say, See here; or, see there… [don’t go and look. It’ll be done under your noses. It’ll be done openly. It’ll come to you. You don’t have to go to it.]

I’ll ask you a question: How many of you came to this Message? Hogwash, you came to It. It came to you. How many went to the Spirit of God? Not one of you. It came to you. See, it’ll be under your noses. That’s what’s wrong today. See?

Oh, run here this town, run here that town. Don’t ever start running to Quincy, I’ll burn the church down. I have more money in the church than any of you sitting here, I have a right to burn it down. I’m telling you flat. Don’t ever pull that crap around me. It’s sitting just where you’re at from every town under high heaven. It was done under your noses.

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This ministry of Brother Branham’s was worldwide. This ministry was known. It was not done in a corner. But people are still running. You know why? Because when it’s done under their noses they couldn’t tell.

Listen:

Luke 17:24

(24) For as the lightning, lighteneth [under] one part [of] heaven, to the other…

When did you ever make the sun to rise, or the stars to shine, or the moon to glow? When did you ever have anything to do with the Light? The Light came to you. It tells you what It is. The days of the Son of man.

The Kingdom is a dawning of a light that comes to the individual, it lightens the individual but the same light, the same rain that ripens the wheat, ripens the tares. And they looks so close, that they have to stay with the word. I’m going to start preaching very plain one of these days.

You say, “Brother Vayle, you preach very plain now.” You ain’t heard nothing yet.

Luke 17:24

(24) …so shall the Son of man be in his day.

It’ll be done in the open. It’ll be done under your noses, and you’ll still run. (They will, Jack, don’t worry.) They’ll all run to the Pentecostal hogwash. Just hear the scream.”Sowie, sowie, sowie,” [makes hog calling noises] the hogs go running. “Sheep, sheep, sheep,” oh, one or two. (Phffft!)

Luke 17:24

(24) …so shall also the Son of man be in his day. [A Light.]

Sheep go seek the Light. “Oh Brother Vayle, I’m going to run east and meet the rising sun.”

Oh, you’re not that stupid until it comes to Scripture. I don’t mean you. I mean the principle, you know me by now. There’s nobody here that stupid. There’s nobody here that unspiritual. And I’m going to do my best to see that you don’t get unspiritual.

Luke 17:25

(25) But first he must suffer many things…

Now, It tells you the Alpha becomes the Omega. I don’t care if He stands here amongst us and raises the dead; multiplies the loaves and fishes, create squirrels, opens the Red Sea.

They’ll still say, “Well hey, well you know it could be the devil.” They’ll still miss it if there’s no revelation. You see what I’m trying to tell you?

Luke 17:25-30

(25) […He’s got to suffer and be rejected.]

(26) And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall also in the days of the Son of man.

(27) [Eating and drinking, giving in marriage,] until the day that Noe entered into the ark, the flood came, and destroyed them…

(28) Likewise in the days of Lot; they [ate], they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, [and so on.]

(29) But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone…

(30) …thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. [Apocalypto shall be brought forth unveiled.]

And It tells you, when He’s unveiled doing the same thing they’ll say, “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh say hold it, that could be the devil. (Yeah.) Oh come on now, what do you mean that’s the Presence of God? Why He’s always been present, hallelujah.” They’ll talk in tongues to prove it. Yeah.

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Let’s go to,

Matthew 24:3

(03) …[what’s] the sign of [your presence?]…

Matthew 24:23-26

(23) Then if any man shall say, Lo, here is Christ, believe it not [when He is Present.] [They are going to say, “Come over here, come over here, come over here.” Oh yeah, don’t believe it.]

(24) For there shall arise false Christs, [lying] prophets, [showing] great signs and wonders; insomuch, if it were possible, deceive the very elect.

(25) [I] told you before.

(26) Wherefore if they shall say, Behold, in the desert; [don’t bother going] forth: [Don’t bother going forth.] the secret chambers…

Don’t bother going forth, forget it. It’ll be right there under your noses. You don’t have to look for It, It’ll look for you. By His Presence and our gathering, “come out of her my people.” See?

Matthew 24:37-39

(37) …as [it was in] the days of Noe, so shall the [presence] of the Son of man be.

(38) … eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, [and] Noe [in] the ark,

(39) …knew not the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the [presence] of the Son of man be. [It tells you right there: He’ll be there but they won’t know It.]

You say, “How in the world can that be if He’s to manifest Himself and absolutely prove Himself, how can they turn It down?”

Easy! Nothing to it. They listen to their preachers. “Blind leaders of the blind, both falling in the ditch.” I don’t care how God manifests Himself.

The old saying you know, back in Scotland, “You wouldn’t know God if you met Him in your porridge.” He could appear in your porridge, without a revelation you’ll miss Him. That’s being very crude. Very vulgar, but it’s a good way to put it. At least you get the understanding.

Now, he say’s here in Matthew 24, “He will be Present. You won’t get It unless you’ve been ordained to it.”

In Luke 17, It says, “He’ll be revealed and you won’t get it unless you’ve been ordained to it.” For in the one word it’s ‘parousia’, in other words ‘apocalypses’. He will be there and remain invisible and unknown unless revealed to us. Yet He most certainly will be revealed.

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Let’s go back to,

1 Thessalonians 4:13

(13) …I [wouldn’t] have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep…

Who’s he talking to? The living. Who’s he talking to over there in Ephesians 1? That verse, he’s talking to the living. No problem whatsoever. Now he says here.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

(13) …I [wouldn’t] have you [even] concerning them which are asleep, [you living,] that [you] sorrow not, as others have no hope. [Now, he’s clueing them in.]

(14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [With Jesus.]

(15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the [presence] of the Lord shall not [take a preeminence over] them which are asleep. [Now, It tells you where the preeminence lies and what happened.]

(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

(17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up… [The same as he said in Ephesians.]

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Now, let’s go over here to 1 John 3:2, and see the Presence and the Apocalypses combined.

1 John 3:2

(02) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, [said John] and it doth not yet appear [that’s that Phaneroo, brought into full complete manifestation, so you know for without a doubt what it is,] what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, [that is to say, when He shall positively be manifested in His true character. Which is what? “The same yesterday, and today, and forever.” You’re going to] see him as he is, [and that’s going to bring about your change.]

Now, let us just recall what the prophet told us, “The gates of hell are against this revelation.” But never the less, this is the prevailing revelation of this hour.

This is the great doctrine, “There is one God and He is here, and He is proving His divinity and infallibility, His unchangeability of Hebrews 13:8.” He is doing it as He did it in John 11:26, when He said,

John 11:26

(26) [He that] liveth and believeth in me shall never [perish. Do you believe] this?

And then He said when He went to the grave, He screamed with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth!” And he that was bound and dead came forth in a private resurrection. Of course he died. It was a resurrection not unto eternal life, but a resurrection unto death. Showing that God would do it.

Now, if He did it back there under those conditions, He does it under the very same conditions today, and He is here to do it proving that He is here according to 1 Corinthians 15, the Resurrection takes place at the Presence of Jesus Christ.

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Now, I said this great doctrine is the great doctrine of the hour. Let’s read over here concerning the historical aspect of our hour. It’s in,

Hebrews 6:1-3

(01) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

(02) Of the doctrine of baptisms, laying on of hands, and [the] resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

(03) And this will we do, if God permits.

Now notice, in the first three verses we learn that there is a perfection or a completion that we are to enter into. And that means as I said before a finishing, a polish off, you can’t add to It, you can’t take from It. It is completely right exactly, It’s perfect.

Now he said, “You’re not laying the foundation again and you’re not going into these various doctrines, and he said, we’ll do this if God permit.”

Now God at that time did not permit. But there comes a time when God must permit. And at that time He tells it. “It’s impossible for those who were once and for all enlightened.”

In other words,

Matthew 24:27

(27) …as the lightning cometh out of the east, and [shines to] the west; the Son of man [in his day.] [The Son of man manifesting Himself. The Son of man there through revelation.]

Hebrews 6:4-6

(04) [That once for all enlightenment takes place. It’ll never come again. At that time, they’ll taste the heavenly gift, they’ll partake] of the Holy Ghost,

(05) [They’ll taste] the good word of God, [they’ll taste] the powers of the world to come, [And It doesn’t say:]

(06) If they shall fall away, [It says, having fallen away they can never be renewed] unto repentance [again.]…

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Now, let me tell you something brother/ sister: Back in the days when Brother Branham died, I had no revelation of him coming back from the dead. I was not convinced that he would come back, I wasn’t convinced that he wouldn’t. I didn’t know.

My own thought was this: and I’ve said it many times. It has not been revealed to me by God, nor by the Holy Scripture, nor anything that Brother Branham said that he would come back from the dead and with a restored ministry. But I did say, from where I stand I’ll be more surprised if he doesn’t come back then if he does.

That went on for several weeks until one day a Voice spoke to me and said, “Though One rose from the dead they will not believe.” I would have never had to have that Voice if I’d of believed this. Because It says here, “Once for all.”

When this Word comes, William Branham rising from the dead means nothing! When they turn this Message down they’re shot. I don’t need William Branham back, not as far as this Word in concerned. God does not need him back as a witness, the witness has already been here. It’s all over.

Hebrews 6:6

(06) …seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh…

What’s happened? They’ve killed Him again so to speak. Destroyed His testimony. Destroyed His influence. Destroyed His power. Who did it? The priesthood did it! The ministers did it! Your ecclesiastical dignitaries. Your Nicolaitans did it.

“And the people blindly follow with their blind leaders. They’re both falling into the ditch.”

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Now:

Hebrews 6:7-8

(07) …the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

(08) But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Now, It tells you at this end-time, that there are those who receive the blessing of God, and those who receive the curse. Those who go into the Rapture, and those who go into the Great Tribulation where they are literally annihilated as far as the cosmos system is concerned.

Now, it is at this time that a perfection takes place, a conclusion takes place. Now let’s look at that perfection in the light of,

1 Corinthians 13:9-10

(09) For we know in part, we prophesy in part.

(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

All right, let’s look at this thing for a second, because I think we better really look at It. You know you’ve got a great self-esteem so called Greek student out there in Arizona that said, “Brother Branham made a mistake.”

We don’t have the witness here tonight, but Eileen talked to him personally just to make sure that she wasn’t misunderstanding him.

“No, he said, you understood me, William Branham made a mistake.”

And yet the same man said, “Don’t get me wrong, Brother Branham was a great prophet,” Even made him infallible or something, but he came behind to correct him.

Well, who is this great Greek that can correct somebody? I’ll challenge him. He tries to make this some kind of a prophetic deal where men prophesy and they’re still prophesying, and prophecy got to fail. It doesn’t say that. You know this whole book is a prophecy?

Now, It said, “We prophesy in part.”

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Let me tell you something: When you give a prophecy, that prophecy has got to come to pass to the people to whom it is ordained and the hour in which it is ordained. I don’t care if the apostle Paul wrote this entire Book, it could only be fulfilled part by part to the people it came and the hour in which it was to come.

Though Paul wrote this and prayed the Ephesian Church received that spirit where the dead be raised and the living changed, they go into a Rapture. It couldn’t happen.

He only prophesied in part. The part that hour was to get, but your part and my part was coming down the ages. William Branham came in his hour and took his part, and there’s no more parts left.

He said,

1 Corinthians 13:10

(10) …when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part [should] be done away. [Certainly will be, going to be done away.]

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Now, let’s face it. The Word of God distinctly tells you, tells on Itself, then when that Word is finished It’s done away. The Word of God passes away when that Word is completely finished for that hour.

Now listen, he said,

1 Corinthians 13:11-12

(11) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

(12) [But] now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

When? When that which is perfect is come. All right, whose face do you want to see? Who is supposed to appear to you? Who knows you that you’re going to know as you’re known? Or It tells you, as Brother Branham said, “What is perfect but God? And Who is God but the Word?”

You don’t need any Greek student, you’ve got a prophet. There’s no Greek student ordained of Almighty God. There’s no Greek student that’s manifested of God. I resent these people that come along and deceive people. They’re to be resented. Not commended.

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Listen, if Brother Branham could say about the false anointing who could heal you of cancer in the Name of Jesus, stay away from that stuff! That’s only your body. Do you hear what I’m saying tonight? It’s only your body. You say you prize your soul.

I’m looking at you in the eye tonight, you don’t prize your soul any more than a dog does maybe for all I know. Because you’re mixing, you’re meddling, you’ll muss with that junk, because you think you’ve got to be some kind of a friend to something.

“Know ye not that friendship of the world and antichrist is not a friend of God.” Nonsense. I’m not a nice preacher, never said I was. What made you think you’re nice people? You are, I’ve said nice worldly stuff.

I ask you a question: Do you believe the prophet of God? Then you can’t believe anybody says contrary. Prophet of God said, “That which is perfect is come.”

Here I’ve been teaching all night, it’s under your noses and you won’t see it. It was under this guy’s nose too, and what did he see? I ask you a question: What did he see? Oh, what did he see? The question still stands, what did he see?

“Well, you say, he saw a lot of things. He saw a lot of proof.”

Did he get a revelation? There’s your answer. He saw nothing in the Spirit of God. Certainly true.

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Ephesians 4, tells you the truth. Alpha started way back there when the Holy Spirit came down.

The Word threw the prophet Paul into a legitimate ordained five-fold ministry of: “Apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and pastors; to perfect the Saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up the body of Christ, till the hour we all come in the unity of faith. Even the knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man.”

Under the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, tells you right there God has ordained the descent of the Holy Spirit Himself. Bringing that Word into focus through the ordained Word bringer, which is always a prophet, to disseminate It through a five-fold ministry in order to bring a Bride to fullness in Christ.

You say, “Brother Vayle that’s great. That’s means everything’s okay.” You just forgot one thing at the same time.

When they say, “Hey come over here. Hey, the prophet made a mistake. Hey, come over here, look it here, I got the Greek. I got the Books. I got the this, I got the that.” Oh that sounds like Italian doesn’t it? What does the Greek sound like? Same lousy hogwash.

The Word of God comes back and It says, “It’s right under your nose.” You don’t need somebody to take you aside and give you a little secret.

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Take that bush-whacker that came through here years ago, told the people we’re over there yet toward Bradford some area there in basements, I don’t know when it all started way back there anyway when the work first started.

“Why, he said, God gave [me] a secret.”

What’s he talking about? Jack, he said that in your church. He said that in Jack Palmer’s church. He said that what, 1975? And maybe a earlier than that. Earlier, about 1967 when he went to Tucson. They turned him down flat.

The great wonderful man had come, they didn’t care for him. So he came back consoling himself and pulling a deal that when you’ve got a secret you don’t dare tell anybody. Now if he’s got his secret and that’s going to put you in a Rapture.

I’ve got news for you, you’re crazy. You’re sick. If you think you’ve got a secret, take your secret and go to hell with it, because that’s where you’re going. It takes Jesus to take you there, it takes the Holy Ghost to raise the dead. “You ain’t going to see the Light of God,” they’ll tell you in your faces.

You say, “Brother Vayle, we don’t believe that.” But that’s the stuff that came amongst us and we turned it down flat. Oh, they hated me for it. I don’t mind. I don’t mind at all, because God loves me, the One that’s here.

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I want to tell you something: Brother Branham stood on this earth, the last while before he died, I told you I saw him twice, and one time I didn’t know what happened. Something happened, and that’s when all the guilt went. I saw him the last time, and I knew that something happened, that’s when love came in. The love, there was no fear.

Now listen, in between that time he stood in the pulpit in Jack Moore’s tabernacle in Shreveport, and he said, “After all these years He’s healed me. I believe I’m healed. Why?” He died with the same trouble.

I want to tell you something brother/sister, he was viewing the Promised Land. He was viewing what lay ahead. Let me tell you something: I don’t have fear anymore. I don’t have guilt anymore.

You say, “Brother Vayle, you ought to.”

You tell that to God. I sneered in God’s face fifty years ago almost. You sneer in God’s face tonight. Just leave me out of it. I’m telling you the truth. I don’t have fear, I don’t have guilt. And I’ve got a promise tonight in my heart, that that sweet Spirit of God that he saw in the ‘Curtain of Time’ is mine.

I’m going to tell you something, like Brother Branham, it may not happen. I may leave this world, it doesn’t matter. I’m trying to show you something there brother/sister, this Word that I preached and I believe is beginning to come back. What I’ve said, I’ve viewed in the faces of people and I can name you names that would listen. They’ve changed.

I want to tell you something: I believe we’re in the swing of an orb of the Resurrection tonight. I believe He’s here to raise the dead, to change the living, “He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

And I have no truck and trade with this imbecility. They’re mockingly, self-righteously puffed-up, sneeringly say, “The prophet was wrong.” And say, “Come on over here.”

I saw it the night I saw that man in Canada in 1947, I knew that if you listened to one man you listened to him. I knew if one man had It, that was the one man that had It, and I’ve never changed since.

Now, he said here, “We’re come to a place where henceforth be no more children, tossed to and from and carried as windy doctrine,” hot air. Anybody can talk. Anybody can talk.

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Look, I’m not a prophet. Brother Bingman’s(?) there in the hospital, bring him here tonight. Here’s my wife. I don’t like talking about my wife, because I hate preachers who do. Because it’s honey isn’t it so? Phffft! “Honey, isn’t it so? Bring in Brother Ray.

He sat in the car with me, I suddenly turned and said to her and him, “Pete’s going to make it.” He never had a snow-ball chance to get down here. Is he here?

You say, “Brother Vayle you said, and backed away.” I always back away, but I know what’s going to happen.

You say, “You’re a prophet?” I’m no prophet. I’m not trying to make some of this up, you do what you want. I’m going to tell you testimony to Jesus Christ. This Message works, that’s all I’m trying to tell you. It’s real!

Something’s happening, and I’m not running across the street to see where it’s happening. “Henceforth no more children.” Bunch of wind and hot-air. Cunning craftiness. Cunning craftiness.

And Brother Branham’s own words to me in the Church Age Book was, “There’ll be a repeat of all diabolical cunning.” That’s why he said it to me. Lying, waiting to deceive.

But there’s a good five-fold ministry that isn’t that way. They speak the truth, they hold the truth in love, while they all grow up together unto Him, coming to the place where there will be a Rapture.

Coming unto Him from whom the whole body came down one at a time, ordained, predestinated manner in a predestinated time. Every joint, every Church Age receiving its part until seven parts make up the whole. Then the entire Holy Spirit is back in the Church. What are you looking for brother/sister, what do you want?

If you can’t run screaming in your soul tonight that He’s here and I’m part of Him what do you want? What are you looking for? What do you want? Where are your signs and wonders now?

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Oh, I got an old gal mad at me up there in Brother Lou’s church, she took out this dove picture; oh, merciful heaven, who wants a stupid dove picture?

I said, “What do you got that trash in your purse for?”

“What do you mean trash?”

I said, “The prophet said, ‘You’ve seen your last sign,’ and every sign has to have a Message. What message does that man got?”

She finally got kind of sore at me. She said, “We might not be back Saturday night.”

I said, “I never asked you to come tonight.” [Some laughter] Don’t smart off with me.

Do you know why we’ve got a Saturday night meeting here? It was my idea for one reason, outsiders come in because I love you, I want to help you. All I can offer you is what God gave me by way of a gift.

If I had money I could give it to you. If I had prestige and some kind of power and authority I’d give it to you, I don’t have anything. But I want to tell you something: I stand here with the Word that works. I’m not lying to you.

Seven Ages have gone by. The entire Holy Spirit visit the Church that Brother Branham… [blank spot on tape] I want to ask you, was He the Fullness of the Godhead bodily, or wasn’t He?

I want to ask you a question: What does it matter if the Fullness is here bodily or not as long as He’s here? But is He here fully? Sure He’s here, because the whole body is down here on earth now. He’s just waiting to raise the dead, and He’ll do it.

So here we have It. God comes down to take a Bride home. He said He would and He’s going to do it.

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All right, I’m not going to go any further tonight, except to make some statements, and to say this to the people that follow this Message. It was and is the misunderstanding of this tremendous magnificent and wonderful doctrine, which is more than a doctrine. It is God Himself Present. But the misunderstanding of His Presence has brought chaos.

Number one: It brought the Deity cult. Because they said, “William Branham’s got to be God.” He wasn’t God but God was here.

Number two: It brought the: “No one has the Holy Spirit doctrine.” Because they thought Brother Branham was saying, “No one could get the Holy Ghost until they’re saved.”

And now right in Ohio they’re preaching, when was it that ‘Christ the Mystery of God Revealed’ preached? Anyway they say, “That’s the day that even Brother Branham received the Holy Ghost.”

Can you imagine a prophet receiving the Holy Ghost after the opening of the Seals? God have mercy.

Number three: It is responsible for the private resurrection doctrine, which has died an uncomfortable death. Why do you need Brother Branham to come back in a private resurrection? There’s no Scripture for it. It says God raises the dead.

Number four: It brought the leadership spirit of Nicolaitanism amongst us. Because men could mouth off and attempt to be leaders when the prophet says, “There’s only one great One, that’s the Holy Spirit.” But they didn’t know that He was here.

They heard about it, but they didn’t know He’s here. So they have the nerve to raise themselves up to leadership. One man even went so far as to say he saw Brother Branham last, and he’d be the first one to see him again.

Now how does he know? Simply a brotherly Laodicean spirit amongst us. Because people refuse to obey the Word which is Christ, and in spite of the fact Brother Branham said, “Go to church, go anywhere.”

They stay home and grin and they say, “Well he didn’t mean that.” You stupid jerks out there think he did, but he didn’t. Well if he didn’t mean it, he was no prophet of God.

[Number five is not mentioned]

Number six: It is bringing a hardening and a lack of bathing down amongst us, because he said, “It would be in the presence of Him that the bathing down took place.”

Number seven: It is hindering the Resurrection, the Rapture, the Millennium, because ‘Christ the Mystery of God Revealed’ says there are three things: Revelation, Preeminence, Restoration, and they won’t give Him the preeminence. Let me tell you brother/sister, that seven things makes it complete.

It’s time to listen anew to the prophet, and turn and recognize there is a reality amongst us. William Branham was a very real prophet, but he was not Reality. He was William Branham part of the Reality.

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I’m going to close by reading what William Branham himself said, and I’ve read it many times, I’m going to read it again.

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[118]  Now, I want you to know this is sure. That you that listen to this tape, you might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself, seeing that I was packing this Message. I have no more to do with it than nothing, no more than just a voice. And my voice, even against my better judgment… I wanted to be a trapper.

But it’s the will of my Father that I declare to do, and determined to do. I wasn’t the One that appeared down on the river; I was only standing there when He appeared. [Then how can he be God?] I’m not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens exactly as they are; I’m only one that’s near [he didn’t say, “He was in him doing it,” he said, “I’m near”when He did it.

Well, did he mean it, or didn’t he mean it? Now, if you want to bandy words and fuss around, then you can’t believe anything that Brother Branham did say.

I could say, “Well tomorrow morning we’ll meet here at 10:30. And you get here at 10:30 and I’ll say, “Well, I’m sorry I really meant… well, my 10:30 means 12:30. Now come on, ignorance is ignorance, stupid is stupid. There’s no virtue in being stupid. Now he said:

I’m not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect as they are; I’m only one that’s near when He does it. I was only a voice that He used to say it.

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“The Lord descended from heaven with a Shout.” That’s not said to be the Voice of Jesus Himself. It’s another person’s voice. Whose voice is it? Well God only spoke through the prophets. So it’s got to be a prophet. There’s nothing hard about that. “He the same yesterday, today and forever.”

I was only a voice that He used to say it. It wasn’t what I knew; it’s what I just surrendered myself to, that He spoke through. It isn’t me. It wasn’t the seventh [messenger], oh, no; it was a manifestation of the Son of man. It wasn’t the angel, his Message; it was the mystery that God unfolded. It’s not a man; it’s God.

[119]  The angel was not the Son of man; he was a messenger from the Son of man. The Son of man is Christ. He’s the One you’re feeding on. You’re not feeding on a man. [No way was Brother Branham the Word of Almighty God, per se. Jesus was.] A man, his words will fail, but you’re feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man. [Showing that the flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ, this hour is the Word of Almighty God.]

Well, brother/sister listen: I’ve preached these Messages inside and upside down, I’ve woven them back and forth so you’ll get an understanding. I want you to know this one thing: There’s no way that I can give you a revelation, or you can give one yourself.

But there’s one thing that you do know, that there is some kind of evidence that Somebody was amongst us. I can’t explain it, and make anybody believe It. There’s no way. There’s no way that you can explain It yourself, and make yourself believe It.

But something will strike you if you’re part of that revelation. And if you’re part of that revelation you have got to be a part of Him, because He alone can give the revelation. And He alone can give the revelation to those that are a part of Him, the Very Elected. There’s no other way it can work.

And then if He’s in the midst of us, I want to ask you what is He here for? He is here as the prophet said, “He descends to set Himself at the head of the Church.”

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In other words, union of Bride and Groom has taken place in this hour. The espousal is reconfirmed, the Marriage Supper is on. See what I’m trying to tell you? You don’t have to worry about Lee Vayle. You don’t have to look at Lee Vayle. I can’t do you any good.

Preacher say, “Oh Brother Branham said the pastor’s ordained to see you through.” What would you like to kiss, my big toe? I’m as good as the pope. I’m with the pastor, Pete, take your shoes off. Do you think that man’s a rabbit’s foot? Do you think he’s ordained?

Look, let’s be honest. Now, he’s a pastor here. Do you think he’s ordained like some rabbit’s foot, or some little thing that God sent here like a sweet little Buddha? If you just listen to him, hallelujah, you’re going to make it?

You know what that word ‘ordained’ means? It means he’s commanded to be responsible for you, to see you get there. Not that you lavish on him all kinds of lovely obedience, and all kinds of this and that and make him some kind of a Buddha.

I’m tired of these nonsensical pastors that think that they’ve got something magic; that if you just stick with them I’ll tell you, you stick with Lee Vayle and go to hell doing it. And I’m just mean enough to see you roast, and I may repent in tears tonight when I go home. But at this moment I’m getting a kick out of it.

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I’m not talking about this message I’m preaching, you stay with the Word and I believe I’ve got it right. But you talk about Lee Vayle, you’re wrong honey child, you’re wrong. I can’t do a thing for you, and you sticking with me means nothing.

It says, “Obey them that have the rule over you, that teach to you the Word of God.” It’s the Word of God that you obey. It’s the Word of God that was ordained. That’s what is going to see you through, and a faithful pastor is responsible to see you through.

And I want to ask you: Why are so many people running around like chickens with heads cut off?

Who is here tonight? God. The One that started it, the One’s going to finish it. The One that no one could approach unto and still cannot approach unto, is the One Who came and approached unto us.

I never asked God to ordain me, make me. I didn’t ask to be born anymore than any of you did. We’re children of destiny. And that which was not done in a corner under the eyes and noses of people, it was strange that we saw something, and the rest saw nothing.

That’s why Brother Branham said… I didn’t even know he said it until one day I said to Brother Branham, “Brother Branham I’ve got a little suspicion, I said, I’ve got a feeling that those people who made you God in the White Throne Judgment will be better off than those who saw, and saw nothing, for at least they saw something though they misrepresented you.”

“Brother Vayle you’re exactly right.” I didn’t know he’d already said that on tape.

You see, they saw something. The same ones could even say nobody’s got the Holy Ghost, they saw something. The same ones could say, “Brother Branham’s got to come back in a private resurrection,” they saw something.

What did the rest see? I don’t know. I don’t know. Whatever it was they couldn’t have seen the truth of it. See?

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Now listen, let your thoughts and your minds gather this one thing above all else, that He is here. I know He’s here, and I have seen It. You see Him by revelation. He appears by the Word, just like He did to Samuel.

Remember, Samuel’s name is mentioned in Acts 3 when it comes to restoration of all things. That goes specifically to Jesus, Moses, Samuel, but remember, Elijah restores. And it was in Samuel’s day that the Lord appeared in Shiloh by the Word of the Lord.

For the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the Lord. And when God spoke it is said that [Samuel] had a vision.

Do you realize tonight that when you heard the prophet, and you hear the prophet, or even one as lowly as I am to bring a Word that you literally see Him who is our Life. People don’t like that, because they say, “Well hey, how could man ever have that peculiar position?”

I’ll tell you why, because God’s a peculiar God, that’s why. People try to figure Him, it won’t work. But brother/sister, He’s appeared amongst us.

The Lord bless you.

Shall we pray.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this evening hour. And Lord, we’ll continue to thank You through the ages to come, because we know we have seen You face to face.

And we are now beholding ourselves in that Word, the Revelation which we have looking in and seeing It now coming back upon us, we becoming that very etching that lies in the Word.

And Lord, I am of that sweet opinion tonight, by faith oh God, earnest expectation, the solicitude Lord, and the comfort You placed within my soul to make me to believe to know and to go on Lord in this way to be a part of the living Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Knowing Lord, if should I depart this veil of sorrow it means nothing at all, for there is a Resurrection coming up, and so it is with each one in divine presence tonight.

Lord, we count not ourselves to say to anybody, “Here I am, I belong, wouldn’t you like to belong too?” But like the prophets say, “With thoughts of grace I count myself with You.”

And so we do tonight Lord, we count ourselves with thoughts of grace, members of each other, and members of You. Waiting Lord, for that sweet spirit from beyond the ‘Curtain of Time’ to come amongst us.

And Lord, that is my solitude. That is my peace tonight Lord. That is what I have Lord as my great consolation, believing as the prophet did for his perfect healing, which he certainly has and will enjoy eternally.

I look Lord, for that beautiful Spirit to come, and it will come Lord, I know either in my lifetime, physical here upon earth before I depart, or I will get it anyway, because I have that consolation of this hour tonight, and I’m grateful Lord for it.

What a wonderful thing to set before anybody, especially Lord, one of my temperaments and disconsolation which I’ve had all these years of my life. I say Lord, I cannot begin to express my appreciation and love unto You, and marvel at Your grace oh God, and say holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty. Early in the morning my praise shall rise to Thee.

Lord I praise Your great Name tonight, and I believe Your people do too, for they caught the glow, the rising of the Son, the Easter Seal, it is Resurrection morning. I believe that Lord, and I praise You for It oh God. And now Father, we just pray the richness of the Holy Spirit rest and abide upon us now as we go into the furtherance of the service tonight.

The Foot Washing, and the taking Lord of the emblems of that which is so precious, showing forth Your death till You come. And Lord, realizing You’ve already come, but not in the flesh, that Logos having descended. The attributes of the fullness of God amongst us once more.

Oh Lord, how wonderful to know that right around the corner it is going to be with You at the great Marriage Supper. Thank You Lord for what You’ve done, what You’re doing and about to do. And unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only wise God be all power and honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

[Brother Vayle proceeds with Communion Service]

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