Shall we pray:
Heavenly Father, we welcome Your Presence, we know that as far as the flesh is concerned, the lives we live therein, we’re not worthy Lord, that You should come into our presence or we should be found in Yours, but we know that You are the One who initiated it and therefore, we ought to be glad and rejoice and give glory unto You and be happy Lord, not only with Your coming and the great wealth and treasure You brought us but happy within ourselves and with ourselves because of what You have said concerning the end time that there would be a people one with You, even this end time You told us You that You would be one with the Father, and we would be one with You, and all one.
We’ve seen that in these messages and we appreciate Your Presence tonight; we just ask You now by the blessed Holy Spirit that is here leading the Bride to the Millennium, and that Spirit within us may come together concerning the great Word of God and we may receive It and revel in It and rejoice in It and know for surety this is It and there is nothing else that this is what was supposed to be and is and we’re very grateful for It, may It become more and more clear to us until Lord, we look back on these years the prophet’s gone a long time now, twenty-eight years Lord, gone by, and then come to this place Lord, we say, Well, we just didn’t even know anything in those twenty-eight years, a little growth here but now we see as we’ve never seen before and we know the glory of the full sunlight has broken upon Your people and that Bride Tree is come back and there’ll be a Resurrection, there’ll be immortality, there’ll be a Bride taken away to the Wedding Supper, this is a surety. We thank You for it. May we learn more tonight, by Your grace, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on number 12, of The Restoration of the Bride Tree, and in studying this Message we find Brother Branham constantly referring to organization based on creeds and dogmas that are perverted revelations of the Word as a destructive insect that is constantly trying to completely destroy God’s church or Bride Tree. Now Brother Branham pinned it down to organization. Now this is not an unreasonable premise for it’s absolutely true that the church or the Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ is based upon the true Word of God truly revealed according to Matthew 16. We’ve been through it many times, you know the Scripture.
Thus any insect or spirit that can make a change in the foundation or faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints is bound to wreak havoc on the tree. It says in Psalm 11:3, ‘”If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?” Now you notice, the foundations are accredited to the righteous and to nobody else. And it says right there if the foundations of the righteous are destroyed, they’re put aside, they’re brought to nought, something happening to them, then the righteous, absolutely, are groundless, there’s no continuity, there’s no stability, there’s no way that the work can be consummated.
Now also, over in 1 Corinthians, the 3rd chapter, 9 to 17, you will notice,
(09) For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, [that’s God’s field, God’s planting] [you] are God’s building.
Notice the two are the same, but you notice a building is inanimate while husbandry speaks of animation, even though it is plant life, but that’s perfectly fine because a tree is a plant. So you are God’s planting, you are God’s building.
(10) According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. [So] let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
Now you notice that Paul laid a foundation and that foundation has been laid and thoroughly backed by the Word of Almighty God so that no matter what happens, how the building comes up upon it, whatever takes place, you’re going to find that that foundation cannot possibly ever be removed.
In other words, it tells you here that the foundation could ever be removed and destroyed as it says in Psalms, where would the righteous be? Well, you could never be the building of God, there’s no way. So now we see that that this foundation has been laid, it can never be changed, it’s absolutely there and it will never ever diminish or go away. Now, you can do a lot of other kind of building on it.
Now he says, [1 Corinthians 3:]
(11) … other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now Brother Branham clarified that again by Christ is the Word and we have also from Matthew 16, His Words by divine revelation and vindication, that the foundation of the church is truly revealed true Word.
(11) [So] other foundation can no man lay than [what Paul] laid, So therefore there has got to be a tree, there has got to be a building, there’s no way that you can change it. Now there could be other foundations out there, man can try to lay them but it isn’t going to do you any good, showing you that organization is completely farcical. It’s a farce.
(12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Now you can take that foundation which cannot be changed and you can start messing around with it and it tells you that you have the opportunity of producing gold, silver, precious stones, or wood, hay and stubble.
(13) [And] Every man’s work [should] be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, [Now we already know that to be true because that’s declared in Hebrews 4:12. The revealing of men’s hearts. We know.] because it shall be revealed by fire; [Now this is even going further.] and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
(14) If any man’s work abide which [is] built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
(15) [And] If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet as by fire.
Now you can take that to the Catholic dogma and the Protestant dogma if you want to, and you’re going to end up behind the eight ball completely out of the ball park. You got to stick with what Brother Branham said.
And here you find it tells you there’s only one foundation and now that foundation cannot change and if you are a part of it now remember the pillar in the church was part of the foundation. The pillar goes clean to the top. Now you mess around, you’ll lose every single thing that you could have had.
Now here is eternal security but at the same time it’s the truth that’s eternal security that because you’re eternally secure, people think they can do anything they want. Now that’s Baptist and the rest of those buzzards out there, but that’s not this. You cannot do it. You see what we’re talking about here. That foundation cannot change and it says, “If the foundation be gone the righteous will not appear.”
Now the righteous have to appear and they have to stand right there and they will not be blown away. But they’re going to have to stand there to receive what they’ve done in the flesh. Now all you got to do is sit here tonight and know we’ve gone through in this church to what I’ve preached over all the years and told you about men who have done despite to the Spirit of Grace, done rotten things. And they think they’re getting away with it; let me tell you here again, what you sow, you reap. Listen, Grace Gospel Tabernacle, I may not be your pastor,
I’m just a teacher, but let me teach you now, it’s time that you and I learned how to sow, in order to reap because we’re going to reap exactly what we sow because the Bible distinctly said, as long as there’s heaven and earth, there’ll be seed time and harvest and that goes plumb into the Millennium and beyond. You do what you want about it. You want to fool with it, go ahead and fool. You’re going to wish you learned a few things, how to sow. You will wish you’d gone to the Word of God and find what you should do. You say, “Well, God talks to me.” When men say that… I think women say it more than men, because they think that little intuition they have is God, hogwash. Just make you a good medium, shows where you’re heading.
All right, let’s go even further now. We’re going to talk more about foundation and what’s built on that. So we go… from the… to show you the surety of the true foundation of God in Matthew the 7th chapter, and in Matthew 7, we’re going to read the 24th verse: beginning
(24) Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: [And that goes for the females too, don’t worry. Man is more or less generic there.]
(25) And the rain descended… the flood… came, and the wind… blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
It says, listen, the fury of hell can come against you. The gates of hell can come against you, but as the Psalmist said, “I will not fear what man can do unto me,” and they’ll do plenty in this last day. Now, it couldn’t fall. It could not fall because it was founded upon a rock.
Now there again you see your eternal security. You see, positively, no matter what happens, even what you do; you will get there as Brother Branham found out that little girl that was tremendously wonderfully healed, then died within a couple days. And God finally gave him a vision of cleaning the girl up and then taking her away, because He knew she wouldn’t be able to stand.
There are people just like that that are born again. They will not pay the price of sowing in God’s Word, they will not stay with that Word and God in grace and mercy takes them off the scene, so they don’t mess up further and mess other people up, too.
(26) And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them… shall be likened unto a foolish man… doeth them not, [rather] shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
(27) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and… beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
So what you’re looking at here is the Word of God truly revealed is the foundation of the Bride and every single Bride member.
Now; let’s just stop and realize that verses 15 to 23 precede; they go before verses 24 to 27 and notice what it says in verse 24.
(24) Therefore whosoever heareth… [Now what’s he going to listen to? Take verse 15.]
(15) Beware of false prophets,…
What’s a false prophet? A fellow that comes to you and can even come with signs and wonders and visions and dreams and show a lot of credibility, if not a great deal of credibility, as far as certain manifestation are concerned, but when it comes to the Word; he is off.
Now listen, about this fellow that’s this false prophet. He comes to you in sheep clothing, but inwardly he’s a ravening wolf. He’s got one thing in mind and that’s to destroy you. Let it sink in. I could stand here tonight with one purpose in mind, to destroy every one of you. Yes, I could. You don’t believe that do you? Oh, Brother Vayle, I don’t… oh, you know everybody.
You don’t… you don’t know how serious this is. You see why I fought all these years and have taken the stand I’ve taken with the prophet because it’s serious. One word off is Satan’s kingdom, period. Vindicated, vindicated. So now we know, scientifically, and that’s what happened to Eve. One word off and Satan got the whole shebang for six thousand years.
Now, ravening wolves. Now watch what he says.
(16) [You] shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
(17) [For]… every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Now, in the light of the Bride Tree, in the light of the true Bride of Christ based upon the true foundation of the true Word of God truly revealed; can’t you see what this is being said just the same as over here? Don’t you know that verses 15 to 23 is identical to verses 24 to 27? There isn’t any difference.
He’s talking about false prophets who bring forth a false word; they got all the fruits; they got all the gifts; they’re all so wonderful; they’re all so marvelous and talk you plumb into hell, too.
(17) [Now] even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. [Now that tells you again; Bride Tree and non-Bride Tree.]
(18) A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, [I will restore, saith the Lord.] neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [I will destroy, saith the Lord.]
(19) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast… the fire.
(20) Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Now listen! Keep on reading!
(21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter… the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. [“And God’s Will is His Word, period.” Quote from Brother Branham.]
(22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name… cast out devils? and in thy name done… wonderful works?
(23) And then [I’ll] profess, I never knew you: depart from me,
You that are off the Word, yes, you that got sucked in and took a wrong word because that pleased you; you couldn’t take the rigors of the wind blowing upon you. Something is wrong with those people. He’ll say, I never knew you: then he says,
(24) Therefore whosoever heareth…
My Word in contradistinction to the unrevealed perverted word is a man that’s got a sure foundation and no matter what happens and even during the storms of life if he chickens out like I did and quit preaching for a little while and I came back to it, don’t worry, I learned not to chicken out. That’s why I hang tough today; I’ll die with it. What else can I do? He said, “No matter what happens you have got it made.” Why? Because His Word will not fail: the very name of Elohim is the strong One bound by an oath. All right.
You can understand then how perfectly Brother Branham is teaching us when you compare Matthew 7 and 1 Corinthians 3 you can see how that God allowed, as Brother Branham said, “We could join churches, be baptized in titles, shake hands and get by with it,” Well did he say it or didn’t he say it? When did he say it? March of 1963, right? Is that when he preached the Seals? That’s when he said it. All right. “One must be baptized correctly unto repentance and receive a genuine baptism of the Holy Ghost.” That’s for today.
Now, we know the Bride, like Eve, fell as in 2 Corinthians 11, now remember, she is the original type and she is that tree because a woman is a fruit tree. I’m not going to go back to the humanistic, we got to keep moving.
And we saw the church go into an almost total black-out in the Fourth Age which set the tenor that mother church and daughters would go into the Great Tribulation because that church did not repent. Now repentance was granted the Catholic church in the Fourth Church Age and the warning was if you do not repent, you and all of your daughters, this miserable prostitute company is going to end up in the Great Tribulation and in the Lake of Fire which is the second death and they did not repent, because Luther came at the end of that age and the Catholic church denounced the Word of God a hundred percent.
The very man that they commissioned, the pope commissioned him, made him… said, “Now listen, you study the Word and you learn every single thing and you are qualified.” They made him a doctor, and he came out realizing the Catholic church was a complete prostitute to the Word of God. and then they kicked him out and hadn’t been for the grace of God that some of the nations rose up against the pope, but he’s just a big fat blup, most of the time, he’s got to get someone to do his dirty work for him, other armies. So… those in Germany helped him to overcome and Luther was saved.
Now, he gave in that blackout, the Fourth Church Age, set the tenor that the mother church and daughters would go into the Great Tribulation, the second death, while a few would be received by Christ the Great Over-comer. From that time on there has been something set that was not set before. Now in the Fifth Age, after great darkness engulfs the church, restoration begins under Luther.
But there came that bug again, organization, and Wesley came and it organized, and also died. Then Pentecost and a repetition comes forth but in spite of that God will restore. Why? Because there’s a foundation that’s being built upon. And you know something; if you’ve got a good foundation and you can take that house and bulldoze it, you can take that house and burn it, now remember, burning is the secret, don’t talk about God dropping a bomb.
The truth is at the lake of fire there isn’t any bomb, there is burning. The fan is in his hand and there is burning, so don’t try to talk about God dropping a bomb on a house. What I’m trying to say is that I am saying is this; if there’s a foundation there and the house burns, the foundation remains because it’s rock, solid rock. So, all right.
That Bride, that Life is there in that foundation and God is going to have some type of an edifice built upon it and when the fire thoroughly tries all the works, there won’t be any… there’ll be the pure, unadulterated lives of those people in the great redemption.
Now, that Pentecostal repetition, but in spite of that God will restore and at the same time all but the Bride goes over to the unholy system or dies. Now we’ll begin to read on page 69, paragraph 7, where Brother Branham begins to carry reformation under Lutheranism, Wesleyanism; Pentecostalism to the restoration of Bride Tree and there’s some amazing things in here.
[69-3] Notice the same insects, as He restores back the same thing by the same way.[In other words, the restoration starts in which is really a reformation.] The first, when that Tree started, to come forth out of Catholicism [You see how that age, how He gave her space to repent, she wouldn’t do it.] was Martin Luther, who preached justification. The second messenger angel was John Wesley, who preached sanctification. Luther preached justification, “Just shall live by faith;” Wesley preached sanctification, the second definite work of grace;then came the Holy Ghost. Just as He built the Tree up the first time, here He is restoring again in the same matter the second time.
Now Brother Branham brought that out. He brought out the fact of justification and sanctification. Sanctified by the Word, justified by Him and going on then to Pentecost which was the Baptism when the Holy Spirit divided Himself upon the people then came back as an individual to Paul to bring the true revelation set the church in order to set the foundation positively for the Gentile church. And we’ll see things that Brother Branham brings out, we take you right to Scripture and time… and prove it, time after time this man knew a hundred percent what he was teaching. You don’t need any other teaching. If you do you’ve shot your wad. See? We’ll show you that… just a minute.
[69-3] Just as He built the Tree… the first time, here He is restoring again the second the same in the same manner, [They’ve got ‘matter’ here, but,] the same manner the second time. See that?
[69-4] Notice, the same insect [that little rascal], the same insect that started to kill the Tree in the beginning, started right back at the Lutheran branches. [Now what was it that started? One word off, under Eve: one word off, under Paul; they left it, not Paul, Paul didn’t do it. They did it.] But what? It can’t kill It; they can’t kill It… kill It, because God’s done said, “I will restore.”
Now usually I’d of said, “God said.” But I like the word here, “God done said.” In other words, He’s done saying it. And you ain’t got a prayer to change it. See, say, all the bugs loose from hell isn’t going to have a thing to do with it. I will restore, saith the Lord.
[69-5] That insect started on Luther to kill all the Lutheran branches. It came right over to Wesley and killed all the Wesleyan branches. But the main part of the Tree keeps coming.
[70-1] Now notice, in the old time, when the Tree was killed, It was killed; plumb down to the roots, when it was killed… back there. But this time, because the Word’s predestinated, there’s nothing going to stop It. God said, “I will restore. No matter how much they organize, how much they do this, that, or the other thing, I’m going to restore It!”[ I’m going to do it.] That settles it! All the laughing, making fun, scoffing, calling “holy rollers,” nonsense, everything else, God still said, “I will restore, saith the Lord!”
Now let’s go and understand this in its perfection in Matthew, the 12th chapter, it says right here,
(18) Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
(19) He shall not strive, nor cry; neither… any man hear his voice in the streets.
Now that is not Israel. Everyone of those things was… happened in Israel. He strove, he cried, they heard his voice, he preached in the streets, he said,
(20) A bruised reed shall he not break, [He did it.]… [the] smoking flax [he shall] not quench, [He did it.] till he send forth judgment unto victory.
He judged and it wasn’t victory, but it says He’s going to do it. He’s going to do it to the Gentile church and it’s got to happen.
Now don’t get any preconceived ideas outside of what Brother Branham says and what’s going to happen, what the church is going to be like. Or you’ll end up completely kooked up like the Latter Rains. Remember, the Latter Rainers were the closest to Brother Branham.
He told me personally and I’m telling you with my hand raised toward heaven, this Bible open, because a lot of folk just want to make me a liar, you think I’m spoofing and lying; I’ll meet you with this. I’m telling you the truth. He said, “They were the closest.” And you know yourself, it’s right on a tape, he said, “The worst lie in the world is ninety-nine percent truth.” Now we’re quoting the prophet.
Now we’re showing you these things, [Matthew 12:]
(21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
It tells you He Himself is not here but His Name is here. Now remember, the One that came in His Father’s Name, the Father and the Son got the same Name. So you talk about Jesus Christ Messiah here in the form of the Holy Spirit; that is the Father, it’s not the one sitting on the throne. Oh, my God, how people get mixed up on that one. I’ll read you something later on if we get to it.
[70-2] Just as sure as He raised Jesus… Just as sure as God raised Jesus out of the grave under… under three days, [Within the three days] under three dispensations or three sections, He’s going to raise the Church to Its fulness and Power again! “I will restore, saith the Lord.”
Now you notice there’s three phases in there: Justification, sanctification, baptism, all under reformation; that’s three. Remember, God moving in three, but remember four is deliverance. The church is not delivered until number four which is a prophet. See, under restoration.
[70-3] What happened? That old caterpillar started eating and having the same kind of effects that he did; but what did he do? He only got the Lutheran branches; [Now he’s telling you, he only got branches,] he never got the Spirit behind there that Luther had, for It lived right on.
Now let’s just take a look at that. Brother Branham categorically said, “The measure of the Spirit was the measure of the Word, because the Word was the conduit and there was only a part of the Word restored under Luther, so only a measure of the Holy Spirit was given, see, into the church.” Let’s understand that only a measure was given. We are not talking about individuals being born again; we are talking about a measure of spirit do you understand what I’m saying? Well, most people don’t. I’m not mad at you, but I’m fed up to the gills. Can’t they understand anything?
Merciful God, if I had quart bottle of ale, I’ve got a quart bottle right here. I’m going to tell you right now; that is not full. How many can see that? Can you see now? That’s not full. Pretty close, but it’s not full. Now we lower that bottle by a measure of communion service, we’re not interested in that. We’re interested in the fact; there was a measure of that Word and a measure of the Spirit.
Number one under Justification was a measure in the church. Number two; Sanctification brought on another measure. And under the Baptism with the Holy Ghost brought on another measure which needed only the Head which needed only the final measure to bring the fulness or the Holy Ghost Himself, Himself: He, the Pillar of Fire in the church. Now is this too hard to understand? I don’t know, is it too hard to understand?
Am I talking so over your heads and so fast because I understand I’m not getting it across, I read the script they hand me back on my sermons, I say, no wonder the folk aren’t getting anything, my God, if I listened to myself preach I’d go crazy too. I’m trying to slow down and I take it word by word and point by point.
Now listen, let’s get the picture, so you understand I’m talking from the Word of God the same as the prophet. Now, if we believe in William Branham, prophet of God, vindicated; you are going to have to take what he said, “Live, die, sink or swim.” You’re just a bunch of fat-headed liars. You know something; every one of us is going to get our goose cooked pretty soon. We’ll, know pretty soon if we’re sheep or not? Come on, you can’t bluff it, act a little bit. When the dead come forth, you’re not going to bluff anymore. I can stand here and bluff you if I was a bluff. I’m biting my tongue for one reason, so the church doesn’t get hurt, don’t worry.
Listen, the 9th verse, [1 Corinthians 13:]
(09) For we know… [not] we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part [should] be done away.
All right, listen, in Seven Ages we had seven parts of a Message but it died in the Fourth Age, under the Fifth it began coming back: five, six, seven.
So now we have the three parts; Justification, Sanctification, Baptism with the Holy Ghost, not just doctrines, but true absolute experiences of the Holy Ghost which are in the Word, because the Holy Ghost is what justifies you, what sanctifies you and fills you. And it’s all a work of God.
Now, let’s go to the Book of Ephesians, this is absolutely fabulous. [Chapter 1:]
(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:
That that spirit comes into the church, so therefore, at the end time you have laid aside every doctrine and every single thing, although that is wonderful and important, the big thing is this, if you’re on that foundation and you are a part of that, and that which is perfect is come, you’re in the state of perfection right in this hour. And the state of perfection is if the church has the fully restored Word of God and God Himself in the midst of His people.
In other words, the measure, the measure that God poured into this church was poured into Christ, that measure but God Himself and His sovereign grace and mercy was never poured into the church, He stood right there Himself, the Eternal One. And He stands right now in the Bride and Brother Branham said, “The Pillar of Fire, Elohim, Jehovah… Jehovah-Elohim is the One that is leading the Bride at this very point in time.”
Now, Brother Branham said, “There were Lutheran branches… ” and here is where we blow it again, because we’re going to right into Scripture and you know when I talk… go to Scripture I’ll take chapters at a time; it’s not going to bother me one little bit. But it does take our time up. Now notice, we’re going to talk about the vine… we’re going to talk about these branches. [John 15:]
(01) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. [which is exactly true.]
Now remember, at this particular time, it’s followed over here in John 16:29.
(29) His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
Over here it’s a proverb, because God is not actually a vine and a proverb is an illustration.
(01) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
(02) Every branch in me that barest not fruit he taketh away:
Now why is he saying this? Because Paul delineated and said, “We are the body of Christ,” so that’s what you’re looking at. “I am the true vine, my Father is the husbandman.” Oh, come on, Paul said we were also building, did he not? So all right, you got to put the whole thing in the frame of context, and I’m going to jump ahead of myself a little bit, but in the 4th chapter of the Book of Ephesians, you find positively, that the Holy Ghost has specified ministries for the perfecting, the equipping of the saints, the edifying of the body of Christ till we all come in a perfect unity right to the Headship where there is no more edifying or building, because the building is complete. All it needs is the Capstone. And Capstone is here spiritually. He said so. So don’t… it’s not more than that. We’ll hit it a while later on.
Now, [John 15:]
(02) Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: And every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it [might] bring forth more fruit.
Now that tells you right there we’re looking at, we read it over there when we talked about it in the foundation of 1 Corinthians 3, now you cling to the Word that I spoke it. They’re justified… they’re sanctified, after he… sanctify them by thy Word, thy Word is truth.
(04) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can [you], except [you] abide in me.
Now it tells you right there, now listen, we got a vine, we got a tree, we got a house, all of those things mean something. The house means building layer upon layer and finishing. The tree speaks of the self-impelled life within which should bring forth within that tree which is the Bride Tree. Now the foundation is laid and there cannot be another foundation, no way shape and form.
And that foundation is that foundation of Eternal Life, absolutely the truly revealed Word of God and no matter what anybody says or does that foundation will have a house upon it to the glory of God, the same as there will be a tree that’s going to bear the fruit. Do you understand what I am saying? Well, you better because I’m going to quote the prophet here.
(05) I am the vine, [you] are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me [you] can do nothing. [What about if he ceases abiding in them? Because they’ve gone off the Word.]
(06) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. [Now you’re going to find that Brother Branham refers to this as the organizations, not just individuals.]
(07) If [you] abide in me, and my words abide in you, [you will] ask what [you] will, and it shall be done unto you.
(08) Herein is my Father glorified… [you] bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Now he’s throwing prayer in there but the big thing is, is a bearing or a carrying which allows God to produce Himself from what He wants within the church and individual. Now God wants a church restored, He’s going to have it. I think He’s already got it; people aren’t aware of it. [John 15:]
(08) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
(09) As the Father… loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
(08) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
(09) As the Father… loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
(10) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. [See, that’s the same as, ‘I in him and Him in me and I in you, you in me.’]
(11) These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and… your joy might be full.
(12) This is my commandment, That [you] love one another, as I have loved you.
(13) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(14) Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
(15) Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I… call… you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. [There you are. It’s got to repeat.]
(16) [You] have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that [you] should go and bring forth fruit, and… your fruit should remain:… whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
(17) These things I command you, that ye love one another.
(18) If the world hates you,… know that it hated me before it hated you.
(19) If y[you] were of the world, the world would love his own: but because [you] are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,… the world hateth you.
Now you see what you’re looking at right here, whether you recognize it or not, is the interplay in religion of one of which is a true religion and the other is not a true religion. And you’re going to find that religion makes the biggest difference, it’s bigger than politics; it’s bigger than anything. Actually politics is run by religion.
(20) Remember, the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will… persecute you [also]: if they have kept my saying[s], they will keep yours also.
Now there’s the thing right there. The Word of God is what makes that difference; it makes that love, it makes that true inter-play in a Bride.
(21) But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
In other words, they don’t have a true revelation of God. They don’t understand how God brings all these ministries through the prophet.
(22) If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. [Now watch that one. That’s for the judgment.]
(23) He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
(24) If I had not done among them the works… [no] other man did, they had not [sinned]: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. [Same thing right today.]
(25) But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
(26) But when the Comforter is come, [when I have send unto… ] whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, [It didn’t say it came from Him, came from the Father.] he shall testify of me: [Now what’s spirit’s in our midst today? The Spirit of truth. Who’s here? God Himself, the Father.]
(27) And ye… shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
What beginning? Way back when “All the sons of God shouted the praises of God and the morning stars shouted and the sons of God clapped their hands.” [Job 38:7]
(01) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
(02) They shall put you out of… synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he [does] God [a] service. [What about the foolish virgin left in the Tribulation?]
(03) And these things [they’ll] do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. [And they claim to know both, don’t they?]
(04) But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. [But he said, I’m going away now, so I’m telling you now.]
(05) But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you [say,] Whither goest thou?
(06) But because I have said these things… , sorrow hath filled your heart.
(07) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient… I go away:… if I [do] not [go away], the Comforter [shall] not come…
And so on, right on down the line, you can read this and you’ll see that we’re running in exact parallel in this hour that we had previously.
Now what this is all about is the fact that I told you briefly; vine, building, call it what you want, call it a tree: it is all the same thing. They are all illustrations or parables and with it they bring you truths that Brother Branham was bringing out here and everything he brings out here is already in the Bible.
Now he said, “Those branches,” he said, “they’re going to go and they’re cut off.” And he said, “Has it been an organization that ever came back from the dead? And the answer is no, they cannot do it.” Now, watch what he said here.
[70-3] The caterpillar began eating… He only got the Lutheran branches; he never got the Spirit behind there that Luther had, for It lived right on.
And the same spirit multiplied or augmented itself under justification because it had a bigger conduit. That’s how Luther outshone the Catholic church so the Catholic church had nothing but darkness. Wesley came and outshone Luther. And Pentecost out shone Wesley; now the fourth will outshine them all because they are going to be the resurrected saints and they are going to be the ones that never die.
[70-3] Now, It lived right on.
Now that’s what you’re looking at. See, because you’re looking at a tree that’s going to go straight up and the branches are going to be cut off, but the life is not going to go down into the root where there isn’t a tree. In other words, the darkness has done all it can do and it can’t do any more because God is intervening, sovereignly according to the Word.
We’ll preceive that as Brother Branham brings it.
[70-4] Then along came Wesley, after Wesley died, that great prophet, [Now he calls him a prophet and I believe that’s true, in the sense of a great preacher. Because he said, “Prophets are preachers.”] after Wesley died, what’d they do? They organized and all the branches died. what did He do? The Church lived right on, came right on into Pentecost. When they organized, what happened? The branches died. Then what? The Church goes right along.
[70-5] What? The same thing Pentecostal did, the same old Catholic denominational creed that took It in the first place, to destroy the Bride Tree in the first place, is the same old tactics that the devil did on the second Tree. But what? God predestinated It;
He said something about this evidently he didn’t say about the other. So therefore, Israel is looking for some great big tremendous glory, then I don’t see it. I don’t see it. She had her chance; it’s gone. A hundred and forty-four thousand get saved; then what? It’s all over; the earth begins to burn and remold itself, so to speak, so the Bride can come back and be upon it.
[70-5] She’s going to go on, regardless. [She’s got to go on regardless.] If it wouldn’t have organized, [Luther’s revelation] it would have settled it right there.
Now what he’s saying is this; if the church had of received Luther’s revelation; that would have settled it. But it didn’t. Now those words are the same as Jesus said, “If you’d accepted John the Baptist for what he was; that would have done it, but you turned it down.” Now that’s strange but it’s true. They couldn’t see it. Now, it would have settled it.
[70-5] It all went back just like another… It’d been second Catholic church, Roman Catholic church. See? In other words, they did what the Catholic church did.
[70-6] But God was determined, He’s spoken His Word. His Law will see It come to pass.
Now what is His Law? The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus; the Law of God is Spirit. His Word is Word; He’s Word but He’s Spirit. Now, God’s Law, God Himself is Life, we’ll see that it comes to pass. And it does because it’s the Life in the Tree that keeps coming up.
[70-6] No matter how many late frost It has, [In other words, it can be accosted at anytime.] It’s going to live anyhow. It might have cold spells, and denominational difference, and everything, but that Tree’s going to live just as sure as there’s a Living God to make It live. Yes, sir! He said, “I will restore It.”
[70-7] I know we got some late springs, late season of Easter coming. And, “The Lord’s tarrying His coming,” they say, and everything like that; [and Brother Branham said,] “The Resurrection took place at the latest time that Easter can fall which would be in April.” [Right? But that doesn’t mean anything, it just, say, well, it can’t come this year because that’s early. No, no, it doesn’t mean that. He just gave us a quote on it.] and the cold wind’s killed a lot of [these] denominational branches, but it can’t kill that Life that’s predestinated. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Word shall not. All that He foreknew He called; those who He called He justified; those whom He justified He already glorified.” Hallelujah! It’s written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and cannot die.
Why? Because it’s the Book of Life; not a book of death. It’s a book of death where it says, “Pharaoh and these men were ordained which means it was written of them.” The word ‘ordained’ doesn’t mean like you and I; it’s written of them.
Now again notice. That in spite of the church being in an un-restored state, God does not leave it, but will bring it forth in victory as we showed you in Matthew 12. All right.
[71-1] All the bugs all the bugs that hell can turn loose on Her will never stop Her. No communism, Catholicism, no nothing else will stop It. “I will restore, saith the Lord.” All the man-made Roman trees will never hang It there; all the graves will never keep It there; all the big denominational stones laying at the door will never keep It there. “I will restore, saith the Lord! There will be an Easter! [Which he said, ]“means a ‘Resurrection’,” [You know in The Easter Seal.] I’ll bring forth that same Church in It’s same Power! I’ll bring that Bride out just like She was back there with the same signs, the same fruits, the same thing they did. I’ll bring Her back again; I will restore, saith the Lord.”
Now right there if you want to you can go plumb back to Pentecost, but I’m not going back to Pentecost. William Branham is talking about restoration. And when he talks about restoration; he talks about perfection, the perfect Word of God revealed, as he said, “Just think how wonderful the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing It.”
he came back from the Curtain of Time and he said, he said, “I preached the same Gospel Paul did.” They said, “We’re resting on that.” And that’s in 2 Thessalonians, the 1st chapter, absolutely you cannot get away from it, so therefore, what he’s talking about is the apostle Paul in the body of Christ a hundred percent vindicated; you got the same thing today. Don’t try to say, Hallelujah, we got big signs and wonders; we’re going to do this and that. You’re going to do nothing.
Brother Branham said, “When the Seals opened you had everything to put you in the Rapture and the Resurrection,” and he said, “From now on just live good Christian lives.” Then why don’t they do it? Why are they lying and cheating and stealing and marrying an ungodly and going with ungodly woman and doing ungodly things and no conscience?
And turning away from a vindicated man: I can say some things here but I’m going to spare some feelings because you might think I’m plugging you. I don’t intend to.
Now listen! I’m going to take you to Psalm 89 and we’re going to see something in here that’s applicable as far as I’m concerned for our day. Beginning at verse 20.
(20) I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: [Because I found him, I gave him the anointing. Why? Because he’s predestinated.]
(21) With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm… shall strengthen him.
With whom my hand shall be established: God is going to establish something with this man. Yeah. “Oh, he’s only a man.” Who does he think he is?” After David proved who he was, Shammai cursed him because David got all stunk up with women. He had it coming to him.
You sow; you reap. Remember, right away what happened to David when Nathan came by; ‘I’ll kill the man who did that terrible thing.’ He said, “You are the man.” he said, “Oh God, I’m sorry.” The prophet said, “You’re forgiven but you’re going to pay the rest of your life.” Huh?
You sit here tonight and those that hear this tape and those that cease hearing; they don’t want to hear the truth: “Forgive me Jesus” and I won’t have to reap. You’re a liar. You’re a liar. You’re perverting the Word of God; you want to make the Word of God fight the Word of God. How stupid can anybody get?
You’re going to pay for what you do. You’re going to reap what you sow. I don’t care who you are. You think I didn’t reap what I sowed. Oh yeah. You bet I did. When I quit preaching I went through living hell you won’t know about until you get there yourself. I came back, don’t worry. Sometimes it’s good for you. [Psalms 89:]
(22) The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
(23) And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
(24) But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name… his horn [shall] be exalted. [That’s his power and strength.]
(25) I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
(26) [And] he shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God,… the rock of my salvation.
(27) Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
(28) My mercy will I keep for him for ever, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
(29) His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
(30) If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
(31) If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
(32) Then will I visit their transgressions with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
(33) Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
(34) My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
(35) Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
(36) His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
(37) It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
It tells you right there, you’re going to make it but you’ll be whipped around, kid. And if you get away with it, you know what’s going to happen; it proves you’re a bastard. You don’t like my preaching. You got it anyway. I’m going to meet you with the same Pillar of Fire standing with the same prophet, even if I’m cast into the lake of fire afterwards, I’ll still be right there, don’t worry. I’m not lying to you, brother/sister.
Let’s go to Romans 9, let’s preach the truth tonight; let’s get right to the bottom. No use fooling around. Romans, the 9th chapter, I want to tell you about this Bride Tree. That church can mess up, that church can really mess up, but that light that’s still going to go on and remember every single time the Word comes It separates. The Word separates; It calls you out; It knocks you out: It buffets you out; It throws you out. What fellowship hath light with darkness? You answer that one.
(01) I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience… bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
(02) … I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
(03) For I could wish… myself… accursed from Christ for [the] brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
(04) Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants… the giving of the law,… the service of God, and the promises [but they messed up.]
(05) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. [Threw it away. Well, hey, you say, the Word of God flunked. The Word of God fell. The Word of God flopped. Ha! Are you kidding? Listen!]
(06) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are [called]… Israel: [they’re not Christians who call themselves ‘Christians’.]
(07) Neither, because [are they] the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. [And right on down the line.]
[71-2] What? Restore all that the denominations ate off. Restore all the organizations ate off. “I will restore, saith the Lord.”
[71-3] Now, you say, “What about those things that went off into denomination?”
[71-4] God is the good Husbandman. He pruned the Tree, that was all, cut off all the dead limbs. What’s He going to do? Burn them up, exactly. God is the Husbandman of this Tree. [And you are God’s tree or husbandry.] He takes care of It; He watches over His Heritage. What is His Heritage? His own Word.
Now stop and think: how many were with me when I was preaching in Quincy, eleven, twelve years ago, raise your hands. Thank you; you don’t remember anything I said about this, do you? I taught you wrong. I did my best but I didn’t know everything the tape said. And I’ve studied and I’ve struggled and I let you know that was the best I could do with Ephesians, chapter 1 and I think I spent as many as twenty-six or maybe, forty-eight sermons on it, God knows the hours I preached and you sat there. It was one of the highlights of my life to sit there and ponder that Word, day and night, even though I was going through a crisis periods. All right.
Let’s look at it and see the truth. What is his heritage? Brother Branham says, “His own Word.” the word ‘heritage’ means ‘inheritance’. What is His inheritance? Now let’s go to Ephesians, chapter 1 and 17.
(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; that [you] may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his [Word] in the saints,
Thirteen years to get that revelation. I got it sitting back there before I came in, that’s why I wanted to keep my announcement low and short so I could get back and let you know, my God is faithful. You don’t have to run ahead and try to get your answers; have patience. And if you make an error, the Word will correct the error if you’re Bride.
What is His Word in the saints? Oh yes, brother/sister, his Word in the saints is over here in Isaiah, chapter 55, and he tells us that, well, it’s just not there but hey, that’s part of it. But I want you to know the glory of his inheritance, what is in you? The Word, the Conduit, what is in you?
The Holy Spirit; this now is the true baptism with the Holy Ghost, no longer a smidgen, no longera part but the whole of It, whether you want to believe it… I believe it because hey, He just revealed Scripture after Scripture after Scripture after Scripture: listen, it says here, [Isaiah 55:]
(08) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
(09) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, my ways [are] higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
(10) For as the rain cometh down, and the snow returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and bring[eth] forth and bud, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
(11) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Now it tells you distinctly here, it says here,
(10) …that watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So therefore, at the end time, positively, the seed that has been sown is the children’s bread and is the manna. On the journey that’s going to bring some of us standing here to perfect health; you’ll never be sick again. Your eyes will never go crossed again. You won’t ever have to worry about operations and glasses, kidney failure and anything else. Children’s bread: the manna: the Word of Almighty God.
Now, the first time around organization forced life right down to the roots. This time the Bride Tree goes on and organizations are cut off. Before the organizations did the cutting off; but the tables are turned. Now the organizations are cut off. Life is not affected by what they do, but Life of Christ in the Bride is increased even to Headship, he tells you how the Capstone is here.
[71-5] When the Lutherans said, “We’re going to become a organization; [well]… as big as the Catholics.” All right, He pruned off the branch, and Wesley took it right on, raised up another prophet or preacher of righteousness. Then as soon as Wesley died, that great preacher prophet, or righteous prophet, what’d they do? They organized, then came Pentecost. Soon as she died, He pruned that off. [The chaff is destroyed. It’s ready for the burning.] He pruned that off. It’s rising… It’s raising right up on now. See? He’s going to restore.
[71-6] Where does the fruit grow? It doesn’t start down on the bottom; it starts in the top. Where does the sun hit the Tree first?
Now you see, he’s trying to tell you something here. He’s trying to tell you the fact of what you’re looking at in the Word of God, there’s going to be a Resurrection, but there’s going to be a people who go to the Tree of Life because they’ve got to because Adam and Eve denied it. he interrupted. He interrupted. Now we’ve got to get there. So he’s telling you now, who is going to go to the Tree and get the fruit? Somebody here at the end time because Eden never left the earth. Everybody thinks Eden left; Eden did not leave the earth. Brother Branham categorically said so. The Cherubims keep people out of it. It’s in a dimension. Don’t ask me about it, I don’t know all the these things, I just quote the prophet but I agree with the prophet because he’s right. I will find myself wrong if I ever disagree, so why bother disagreeing.
Always found this, put your hand on a red hot plate; it’ll burn, yes, you’ll sizzle. So don’t be an idiot. Once ought to be enough, if you got something up here except a lump of fat.
[71-6] Where does the sun hit the… first Tree… .the Tree first? Ahh! Glory! In the evening Light, in the top of the Tree! Amen! Not down on the bottom branches, but up there in the top of the Tree where the fruit ripens at.
Now what is the top of the Tree? The top of the Tree eventually has to be where the Tree doesn’t have any more growth, it’s through growing. Where is that? That’s in the Book of Isaiah; I beg your pardon, Ephesians, chapter 4, now it tells you here.
(14) That we henceforth be no more… to and fro [like children], tossed [you know] tossed to and fro,… carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But speak… the truth in love, [or holding the truth in love], may grow up [unto] him [not into Him, but unto Him] in all things, [we’re already in him, the body now you’re growing up to the Head because the church isn’t the Head, the Word is the Head and the Holy Spirit Word brings us right to Himself.] But [holding] the truth in love, may grow up [unto] 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. [by the Holy Ghost.]
And it tells you right there positively, that when the last elected member is in, and child-trained, there’s going to be a Resurrection and a Rapture.
So it tells you at the very end time when the Tree is through growing, the life is through manifesting, it’s all over, this is the final phrase, the final end of it, he said, “There’s going to be a fruit there.” Now remember, he said, “It’s His fruit which was Christ.” And we have God doing today in the form of a Pillar of Fire in the form of the Spirit in a Pillar of Fire through a prophet what he did absolutely through that great prophet, the prophet himself, the God Prophet, Jesus Christ. Absolutely, we’re looking at it. So, the top is where life is giving out.
Now, let’s watch this carefully. Brother Branham categorically took upon himself to reveal that he was Malachi, the prophet, I beg your pardon, Mal 4:5,6 Elijah the prophet. He said categorically, “We have the perfectly revealed Word of this hour.” He said categorically, “The same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing It.” He categorically said, “That nobody can add or take a Word from It.” Therefore, he categorically said, “Just say what I say, not what anybody else say.”
Now here’s what you’re looking at. You’re looking at the fact that when the Tree has stopped growing, God doesn’t add one more limb to It. He doesn’t add one more leaf to It. He doesn’t add one more person to It. He does not give one more revelation.
He does not have anybody on the scene to add anything, only to take what this man said vindicated. “Well, Brother Vayle, my tree is different.” You bet your life it is, I agree with that. I’ve watched people over the years. No problem right there. I’ve seen them. I can call them by name. But I’ve tried to give up name calling; it doesn’t do any good anyway. They’re not going to listen, just hate me all the more.
Of course, that’s good it costs them money, they start writing more books, making more telephone calls, it helps the business. But you hear what I’m saying? Huh? Then don’t try to add to It. Don’t try to raise somebody else up or this fellow give you that revelation, other fellow gave you another revelation. Stick with what the prophet, see, it all goes back to the Word.
[71-6] In the evening Light, in top of the tree! Amen! Not down on the bottom branches,
Not even Luther, not even Wesley, that’s Reformation, not even Pentecost: Reformation. But the fruit that’s at the Tree planted by the water, bringing forth His fruit, God’s fruit in His season. If it started that way, it’s got to end that way. Who did it start with in the Gentile church? Where from 1933 to ‘53, I beg your pardon, from 33 to 53, nineteen hundred years ago, a platform was laid. What was the foundation?
Paul said, “I laid it.” Jesus Christ the righteous who came forth, God came forth, the Pillar of Fire brought the Word, the foundation’s laid, and Paul said, in our day if we believe that Gospel we got it made. How are you going to believe that Gospel if the same Holy Ghost doesn’t come down and give it to somebody? Well, bless God, He’ll give it to the church, especially ours… I’m not going to say that.
You women will think I’m too tough, God knows I love you sister, like I love my own heart. But I can’t stand mouthy women. “I can hear from God.” Don’t ever pull that on me, my own sister told me she heard the Voice of God, I said, “Myrtle, don’t ever say that.”
I said, “Only a prophet can hear the Voice of God.” I said, “I heard a voice in the building like thunder.” I said, “I was… I never heard God’s Voice, only the prophet can hear it.” If somebody else sat there, they wouldn’t have heard one thing. The Holy Spirit jiggled my auditory nerve and put words there.
“Well,” she said, “whatever it was, I’ll agree.”
She’s a nice girl, see. If she would have been a mouth… “Well, I bless God, I know when God talks to me.” Anyone got the Spirit… think right now, you’re lost. Any man the same way. You come against this Word; you’re lost. I can’t help you. But I’m going to tell you one thing; I’m clearing my skirts like the apostle Paul did, he said, “I’ve the blood of… nobody’s on my hands.” Now Paul could have taken a four by four and knocked some brains out, it still wouldn’t constitute blood on his hands. He said, “I’ve not shunned to declare the full counsel of God.”
Now Brother Branham sings that little song that he loves, Amen! ‘Do you love Him? Amen. Will you serve Him? Amen!’ The people answer back, and so on. I sure do believe Him with all my heart.
[72-1] Now, what is it? He’s going to prune off all those old dead vines or branches as she comes up, all those organization vines, till he gets right in the top of the Tree; that’s where He’s going to get His fruit. [In other words, headship is there and he says it is.]
[72-2] Now notice! God prunes her.[ Absolutely the truth; God prunes us as individuals. He prunes the Tree. Don’t you mistake it. He said,] All right. They’re dead and won’t come into the Presence of God, [Now watch what he says next,] won’t come in to the first resurrection, [Presence of God precedes the first resurrection.]
Well, I think Brother Branham made a mistake. Prove it. Come on, give me your miracle. I got a bad back, some of the time, come on, lay your hands on me, demand it to go. My head’s balding, put in three hairs. Come on! Well, do something for God’s sake. You’re mighty quiet aren’t you, because you know stinking well you can’t do it. I’ve had a better ministry than all you guys put together ever had or ever will have and I can’t put three hairs in or I would be doing three hairs per day, [Congregation laughs.] happily, happily, happily.
I don’t even know about biofeedback to control pain. But I know one thing, if my thoughts go to God, the pain can go. Now my pain’s not all that bad, it’s bad, but it’s not all that bad. I can keep on moving. I wish Brother Vayle, I wish you wouldn’t. Well, that’s your wish but not mine.
[72-2] They’re dead they won’t come into the Presence, they won’t come in the first resurrection, but be with the Vine fruit of the organizational, Vine… [Not Vine of God.] They’ll go into the organizational group, but they won’t come with the fruit of the Vine.
Why? Because He’s got to come into the church to restore, and restore means going right back where Adam and Eve could go right to that Tree of Life, the interruption is over.
Oh my, I thought this sermon, he preached wasn’t so good but I so good I can’t leave it alone.
[72-3] Now, look! God never did put out a organization. The church puts the draft in a organization, [What does he mean? Draft up a constitution, not a constitution, they draw up their doctrine, is what they do.] and God cuts it off, cuts… it’s lifeline.
Why? Because the minute they did that, they said, “This is it.” That was only a part of the Word. How would you like to see a baby born that’s just a part? Where the women took the Thalidomide? That’s a perfect picture what goes on in the churches. The church took thalidomide. They… the woman is pregnant, is restless, nervous, the church has fed her thalidomide to calm her down and the babies were born without arms. A woman in the states wanted an abortion, she couldn’t get one so she went to Europe, because she knew the baby had no arms, she aborted it.
You got the wrong pill, sister. What are you going to bring forth, sister church? Hah? You want peace and quiet? Or do you want that great joy, hallelujah, feel good? You’re never going to produce Christ, it’s impossible. You got thalidomide, got a drug, and remember, the druggists are part of the whore and the end time judgment. Oh, these things come together so fabulously.
[72-3] It bears organizational fruit. But if that Vine put forth a branch, that came out of the Vine, It’ll bear the same as that… [Remember, Brother Branham talked about that if it ever brings forth another branch.] So you see the first one was… And Rome sent their beetles over there and eat it off. And God’s going to grow One so high… he can’t touch It. It’s going to come up on up. Amen. Let’s go!
[72-4] The Tree goes from one place to another, from one dispensation to another dispensation. From Luther It went to Wesley; from Wesley to Pentecost; from Pentecost It goes to the Word.
And how does the Word come? A prophet. So when you have a prophet you can neither worship and serve God without him. Take your pick. Oh, I’m going to worship without him. Okay, Cain did, too.
[72-5] It is Easter again for the true believers of His never failing Word. It’s Easter; [In other words, it’s Resurrection.] God’s got people everywhere. It’s Easter for them. Why? They have risen [Amen!] [In heavenly places in Christ Jesus according to Ephesians the 1st chapter.] They have risen from their creeds and denominations. [which is death] Come right up through them.
It’s Easter again. The Royal Seed has been hidden in the Roots, the Word, hid back here in this Word [You know, messed around for years,] and years, and years, and just now begin to be revealed. It’s Easter time. Predestinated from the foundation of the world, this Church is beginning to stand.
Now remember, Brother Tommy Hicks had a vision. Oh, the Full Gospel Businessmen, full of bunk businessmen, out for a buck. How they published his vision and he saw the church lying there helpless and all held down by an army of little men like ants and all, and suddenly began to roar and stand up and go zooming down the road. Hogwash! His vision no more vision of God than nothing.
Him a Trinitarian? I know he’s dead; I’m not blaspheming the guy; I’m just telling you the truth. I got no time for bung vision, kid’s vision in India, in China. I got no time for these guys. I’ve got this vindicated Message. Why worry about anything else? The prophet didn’t say it, don’t say it. Got no vindicated vision, the church going to go snorting down, his bunch of people, the Pentecostals, that’s what he was talking about. Oh come on, going to shake herself like a… I know he’s got Scripture… God shaking Himself like a man out of a dream and angry. Phttt! Come on, brother/sister. Oh, they can have but don’t tell Lee Vayle. I’m not interested.
Let’s read this again.
[72-5] It is Easter again for the true believers of His never failing Word. [The never failing Word is the vindicated Word revealed.] It’s Easter; it’s resurrection. [When you get that it’s resurrection time.] God’s got people everywhere. It’s Easter for them.[ It’s Resurrection.] Why? They have risen [Amen!] risen from those creeds and denominations.… right up through them. It’s Easter again. The Royal Seed has been hid in the Roots, the Word, hid back here in this Word for years, and years, and just now being revealed. [And Christ is revealing His own Word. There isn’t any other way you can find what He looks like, what He’s doing or anything else. Huh? No, there’s no other way.] The Royal Seed has been [hidden, all these years hid back there. But] it’s Easter time. [It’s time for Him to come forth again.] Predestinated from the foundation of the world, this Church is beginning to stand.
Well, I’m know we’re just about finished, aren’t we? Let’s put a little here and see what I can do tomorrow morning and I’m backing up, not much use trying to pray I’m going to finish this up but… of course, you know what… it’s a plot that keeps me from getting a little vacation. Because I thought if I could finish this up in two sermons; I’d get away for a little tiny bit and take it easy, but it’s all right. Let’s bow our heads in prayer.
Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your time of grace, that You’ve given us, Lord, and the hour in which we live, the Word here Lord, which is so fantastic, when you begin to open It to us and we see these things Lord, it just makes us marvel, and marvel, marvel, marvel, marvel Lord, to just see how these things that were hidden from people have been revealed by vindication and just can’t praise You enough Lord, that’s our joy, that’s… well, that’s our joy Lord, that’s our joy. I don’t know any other joy now.
I used to know different kinds of joy Lord, as different ministries but the joy that I know now is to see this Word and take it right back to the Word and see there It is, there It is, there It is, there It is, and I thank You, Lord, You that were hidden back there all these years, now when the Word come forth and You Yourself personally still hidden from our view, because we can’t see You, but now we see, face to face, lip to lip, ear to ear, eye to eye, doesn’t matter, we know because the Word has been revealed, Christ revealed in His own Word; God Himself, same Pillar of Fire and Cloud that lead them out of Egypt, kept them safe on the burning sands, cold at night, made them warm, gave them manna, shuck off all those that didn’t belong, all the foolish also and took in a people.
Lord God in heaven, I trust tonight, that there’s not one of us here that won’t make it, not by anything we’ve done but by Your grace because You said, “I will restore, I’m going to have a Bride.” God may we just thank You Lord, at least we have an opportunity to hear these things, to know these things that are real, how that does us so much good Lord, so much good, so much good. We praise thee for It. May glory be given to You in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.