Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we’re very grateful that You’ve given us this opportunity to come together, You have some middle measure of time left, as people know time, for the Bride to come together Lord, to be one with each other and particularly with You.
And we are thankful that as Brother Branham preached Invisible Union, that You might not be visible to the naked eye, the union might not be known as something that we can feed or sense or in any way apprehend by reason of the senses.
We can only apprehend it by reason of the Spirit of God giving us revelation, and that only because there is that which is in us, predestinated to that end.
So Lord, we accept the invisible union as reality, which it is, the Presence of our God here, the same Pillar of Fire, the same One Who led Israel and gave them their predestinated home.
That same One now here Lord, invisible to us, Headship of the true church, which is the Bride, which we recognize, firmly believing we’re a part of it, joined together and headed by You Lord.
And we honor You and trust that Your Word Lord, will be coming forth as You gave it to Paul and then to the prophet William Branham, so that we Lord, understand It according to truth, and according to the way You gave It, in the measure in which You want us to have it, Lord.
We would be humble and reverent before You this morning, and may Your Spirit Lord, so overcome our spirits that we get out of the way Lord, and let You have right of way.
That this Word may come deep into our minds, into our souls, and then bring forth a fruit Lord, not only immortality, but in the meantime that same life, which is a light set upon a hill which cannot be hid, and we’ll give You glory.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now last night we were looking at this Message of Brother Branham’s, which was very, very important to him, and he was bringing it back in 1962, before the Seals were opened, and it had to do with why he was the kind of minister he was.
He was explaining himself from his actions and reactions, and his life as a Christian, and his ministry as a prophet amongst the people.
And of course we mentioned to you that since this sermon was before 1963 when the Seals were opened, and yet four years down the road from 1958, where Brother Branham began the message on serpent seed.
And you remember the prophetic utterances, which is in Book 2 of the Spoken Word is the Original Seed, he said, “The prophet will sow the entire seed of the Bible, from the serpent, which was in the Garden of Eden, to the prophet in the former rain.”
So you’ll notice there, there’s a very peculiar statement he made that gives us an insight into his entire ministry.
And that is that he was bringing us up from the time of the serpent, explaining exactly who and what it was, to the place where the prophet appearing in the time of the latter rain, would be the prophet of the former rain, which means that he would be re-teaching that which was given according to Joel, the Alpha now revealed in the Omega.
So Brother Branham was saying, “Well, how wonderful the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is now here revealing this same Word through me, William Branham.”
And at the same time he aligned himself with Moses and with Paul, saying, “We have not had the Pillar of Fire as it was with Moses for two thousand years, from Paul until this very time.”
And so he was setting forth to the people in about a five hour sermon, or however long it took, two sermons, and then of course down in Tifton, Georgia, he brought some more very, very valuable information, and you can put it all together.
But you can see what Brother Branham was trying to do concerning himself personally presenting himself as to his beliefs, as to exactly what he stood for, and of course when he did that, naturally he would run into the obstacle that anybody else could do the same thing.
And so you have to look at this message in the light of the fact that this man was vindicated in what he said, making him an absolute and an ultimate to the people, which we are his people according to what he preached. We are his children, the children of the prophets, and he was that prophet.
So all right, he’s talking about the Bible being the Word of God. Absolutely nothing but the Word of God. Absolutely inviolate, cannot be changed, no way can you reconcile it to anything else.
It’s just there as God gave it, how God wanted it, and it’s perfect from God, and this is what he is saying then, as people would bring up various arguments, or he himself would see what is wrong.
And we found on page 10 he was saying:
[10-2] I believe if God be the sovereign God, as He [most certainly] is, the eternal One, He has to see to it; it’s up to Him. If I want to go to heaven to His place, it’s up to Him to furnish me a place where I’ll know what to do somewhere that you can lay your hand and say, “This is it.”
[And he said,] Do you agree with that? There’s got to be that. And it’s up to Him. He’d be unjust otherwise.
In other words Brother Branham is saying here, the Bible must contain an infallible way whereby that man positively knows that he is in that correct way, that he will come and be allowed to join himself in heaven, if indeed there is such a place; to be in communion with God eternally, if indeed that is something that is set forth.
He’s saying here that whatever is set forth, that whatever is actually in the mind of God, what God wants as sovereign, and He has written to us; therefore He must have something laid out whereby we cannot err.
Now you notice when Brother Branham uses the word ‘God’ and ‘sovereign’ and ‘eternal’, he is telling you that God, being God, He does exactly what He wants to do, and exactly when He wants to do it.
He says what exactly He means, and being sovereign He can do absolutely anything. Now of course you have to qualify that statement. God Himself being God is limited.
See that’s the thing where people don’t want to understand sovereignty. Brother Branham said the trouble with man is he’s always trying to put something into it.
Whenever God does something, something comes forth, man wants to put something into it. And man wants to put something into the sovereignty of God.
Now let’s face it, a dog is a dog is a dog. A pig is a pig is a pig. Two and two make four. God is limited by His Godheadedness. He simply cannot move around like a jellyfish.
He cannot have one thought, then another thought that’s contrary. He cannot have one motion this way, and another motion that way that’s contrary. You cannot change God, because God cannot change Himself!
Now let’s understand that; this is what people don’t understand. So therefore they don’t understand a Word that cannot be changed! See?
They think times and seasons, this or that, God has a mind here, and God has a mind there. That’s why they don’t see that the Jesus of the New Testament was Jehovah of the Old.
And they’ve got a progressive religion. They got a sort of a miserable God that was mean and feisty, and an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, and a hate for a hate, and a this for a that.
They don’t understand It was the same God that came down in the form of a man.
And they don’t understand now that judgment is heaping up, where once it was just an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, it’s even gone beyond that!
Because God will not be compromised! You say, “Well I believe God’s a love, He shouldn’t do this.” You see, you’re putting two bits into it. See? You don’t have a clue.
I’ve preached for years in this church, and showed you sermon after sermon, when I was blindly preaching it, knowing I was onto something, when just one little verse in the Scripture was there to set me free, and one little comment that Brother Branham made: “The love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, and the only conduit the Holy Ghost has is the Word.”
And again Brother Branham said, “How can you not help but love each other, you that have this Message as a community Message, and you love this Word?”
And again Brother Branham said, “Compassion is doing the will of God.” Which is doing the Word of God. And that is exactly right, because God in His Word is one.
And when He said, “I loved Jacob and hated Esau,” He had every right to say it, and no man can say, “Why have You made me thus?”
Rise up and say, “Why is it this way? That kind of a God I won’t believe.”
Then don’t believe! You think you’re going to destroy God by your not believing? Ho, how asinine can you get? Tell it to the IRS, you won’t pay your taxes.
Don’t you understand the Bible said, “If a man sin against man, the judge will plead for him?” So you take it to a judge. “But if a man sin against God, who will plead for him?”
See, people they just don’t want to realize, you’re dealing with an authority! See, nobody’s an authority.
That’s why Hilary’s going to make a real queen in America; she’s got children’s rights! You say, “Well I understand what she’s trying to say!”
But listen, I’m going to tell you something, I understand what she’s trying to say, but the minute that you put it in print in America, a thousand lawyers will descend and mess you up like you never believed you could be messed up!
As I said, I’m not for gay bashing. But you give them one inch, and that inch will tell you that we’ve got to rent this building over there to them, we’ve got to allow them in here, we’ve got to ordain them, we’ve got to go against the Word of God!
We’ll close this place down, we’ll burn it down! And I’ll be militant. See? You know why? One thing only: Eve got from behind that Word.
So Brother Branham is standing here, and he’s not standing here like a militant preacher, which he is, who is simply mouthing something on the grounds that he himself has got a conviction this is right! Ha!
The people that believe the Koran have got a conviction they’re right! See?
So Brother Branham, in preaching this sermon, we recognize, he’s standing there like an ordinary fundamentalist, but he is not. He is a vindicated prophet of Almighty God.
And when he talks about a sovereign God, he’s like the apostle Paul and like Moses, who stood face to face to the sovereign God, and spoke lip to ear, face to face, and came away with the definitive revelation that even if an angel from heaven or anybody else comes down, or a cherubim, or an archangel, or anybody whatsoever comes and tries to change one word, that man is wrong!
And the revelation stands legitimate and cannot be changed; even though it came by a man, it is still God and cannot be changed!
As the prophet said, “Thy Word was altogether in my tongue.”
And God said, “I’ll put My Words in your mouth.”
And Paul said, “It did not come from my reasoning, or by somebody else’s, it came as God Himself gave it.”
And remember, Paul was vindicated, and he stood on his vindication, and if he didn’t stand on his vindication, he was not a prophet!
People read the Bible and they don’t even know that these men were all vindicated. “Well Brother Vayle, it doesn’t say that they’ve got something in here that says Isaiah says, ‘I’m vindicated, I did so and so’.”
Listen jughead, your forefathers went to God and said, “Listen God, we want it by a prophet, no longer a community, no longer face to face, one man goes to You, and one man comes back, and that man’s going to be vindicated!” That’s exactly what your forefathers said!
And let me tell you right now, I know enough about God in my own personal experience, that if He came in this building and I could see Him, I’d crawl under the floor as quick as I could get there, and believe me, if there wasn’t a hole, I’d make one.
In other words, you don’t smart off with God, and think, “Well hallelujah, precious Lord, I can see You with Your robes floating around, peeking behind the curtain.”
I saw the man who was face to face with God, as the Pillar of Fire wrote on the wall, and I never saw a man more terror stricken, like a hunted animal.
Well be my guest, smile and say, “Oh Brother Vayle, oh Brother Vayle.” I’ve been a little nauseous recently; I hope I can miss the first two rows. Just go over the edge.
See what I’m talking about? You don’t make claims, and you don’t say things, and act as though you know something. God already said, “Every mouth is dumb before Me.”
And there’s coming a day when He’s going to take every tongue and twist it right around and make you and me and every rotten sinner, and every vile angel, and every filthy spirit confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Which means the perfect assessment stands right there, God’s Own assessment, the sovereign God put out before us. Oh there’s a difference. So the church is going to come up now.
[10-3] If I stood before the Lord and said, “Lord, I was a Lutheran,” and the other man said, “Well, I was a Catholic,” well, there you’re just two protesting one another.
Now, what’s a poor man going to do? Or what if the Catholic church is right? Then all the Lutherans are lost. [That’s true.] What if all the Lutherans are right, all Catholics are lost.
Why do you think the churches are coming together? So they’ll all be right! “Oh Catholics you’re not wrong, Protestants you’re not wrong, Methodists you’re not wrong,” and everybody speaks a little bit in tongues.
Tongues is I think in every single church in the world now. The Charismatics. There’s your common denominator. “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name, have we not spoken in tongues?
And we represent our churches, and our churches say so, and we know everybody doesn’t pray for the sick, everybody doesn’t speak in tongues, everybody doesn’t prophesy, but our church is represented, and they believe it, therefore so Lord we’re a hundred percent.”
“I never knew you.”
How many is He going to say to the Laodicean Church Age, “I know you?” When the Laodicean Church Age is exactly as it was in the days of Noah, eight souls saved! Went up above the storm alive, coming back with the same life, only immortalized.
That’s the Pentecostals. And a Pentecostal doesn’t mean, “Hey that’s just a Pentecostal tongue’s talker,” that’s the last age, that’s everybody, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist; the whole bunch right across the board is Laodicea. See?
You’ve got to understand that. It’s not what people think it is.
Now he says here:
[10-3] What if Lutherans are right, Catholics are lost. [See?]
Now this is very important. There’s a judgment coming. And if there’s a judgment coming, there’s got to be a way, a way that is right, so you will stand in the judgment and not be blown away in the Lake of Fire.
That’s right, because everybody’s going to be there. See? There’s got to be a way. Because somebody’s got to stand there, because this Bible is written to people that qualify in Psalm 1.
(01) Blessed are the godly, that don’t stand in the way of sinners… sit in the seat of the scornful.
(02) But [their] delight’s in the law of the Lord, and in His law [do they] meditate day and night. [They’re] like a tree planted by the rivers of water. [See?]
(03) [Their] leaf [doesn’t] wither; [their fruit doesn’t fall to the ground.]
And when judgment comes, they’re not blown away. See? Because why? His delight is in the law of the Lord. And his meditation…
In other words, his thoughts are concerning it, how? Concerning what’s on out here, that will take on another thought. From the realm of the senses. This man applies the Word of God to everything.
And you can see what he’s telling you. He’s sowing in a fertile soul the fertile Word of Almighty God, and it’s bearing a fruit! What you sow, you reap.
That’s why at the end time it’s so important to sow this Word and sow this Word, and sow this Word, and keep sowing it in our hearts and our minds, and talking it.
Some preachers are so scared, they don’t want their people talking it; he might give somebody a revelation. That’s the stupidest thing you ever heard of.
What kind of a pastor keeps his mouth shut, when people could be led into sin by some woman or some man sitting in the congregation, and he just stands there and won’t say a thing? It’s a wrong revelation somewhere. Yeah.
If I’m wrong as a minister teaching, I’d sooner be wrong knowing this, I get my letters and my phone calls from around the world, say, “Brother Vayle, my life’s been turned around since hearing your tapes.”
One man in Africa just said, “I’ve been hearing Brother Branham for eight solid years.” He said, “This changes everything.” Why? Because I take it word by word and you hear me!
And you know enough about these about what Brother Branham preached as a vindicated man, from 1963 on, especially, whether we’re off or not!
Because it was all corrected under the Seals! That’s where you go! See? You don’t go anyplace else. Not that you put anything aside, I’m going clean back to ’62.
[10-4] See, you’ve got to have somewhere that faith can take its resting place.
And that’s true, and at the end time there’s a major resting place: “You that are troubled rest with us, relax.”
Right in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ of judgment, when the God with the left hand and the right hand stands there, separating, calling out a people.
Where one group of people is going to be taken into the Bride, and a few standing there will never see death, and all the rest are cannon fodder, or AIDS fodder. And filth. Where men’s bodies are rotting while they’re walking around. That’s right.
[10-4] You got to have some resting place. And to me I don’t know how you feel about it, but to me the Bible is the infallible Word of God.
Now that’s exactly true, but hundreds of men have said the same thing, and hundreds of men have differed saying the same thing. Had a different opinion on what the Bible meant.
See? They’ve made the Rapture the Appearing. I don’t believe for fifteen seconds there’s anybody outside of the Branhamites that have even a clue.
That the Appearing is actually the Appearing, when He Himself appeared on this earth in the form of the Holy Spirit, and proving His appearance was there, that He is here by what He’s doing, and even the Catholic church knows that!
The old harlot’s pretty sharp, her daughters are pretty stupid. Except when it comes to sex, and they’re the ones that’s making all the kids sex monsters, while the Catholic church is doing its dead level best to stop it.
You talk about a switch. You talk about a switch. The old whore that bred of all these other whores wants to put the damper on it. Yeah. That’s not a switch.
Sure makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Thank God I’m not a Protestant, and I’m not a Catholic either. I’m a Christian.
[10-5] My daughter back there, Rebekah, was saying, “Daddy, in school we proved there are millions and millions of years this world is old; then isn’t that contradictory to the Bible?”
I said, “No…” [Well he wouldn’t say, “No sir.” Say, “No daughter, it isn’t.”]
“Well, if the different study of rocks and formations and stalactites and stalagmites and so forth proves that dripping of water for millions of years, [you know, and the minerals in them,] and God said He made the heavens and earth in one twenty-four hours, doesn’t that disprove the Bible?”
I said, “No not at all.” If you’ll notice God telling Moses…
Now Brother Branham right here lets you know that though Moses wasn’t there, God is now making Moses an historian, which is simply a scribe, at this particular point, with absolute total recall, so that every single Word can be put down exactly right, and that’s exactly true.
Because the Scripture distinctly says, “When the Holy Ghost is given” and God gave Himself, Who is the Holy Ghost to Moses “He’ll bring all things to remembrance, whatsoever had been said.”
So you can see where a scribe even can be so anointed of God, he can’t make one little error, even concerning a comma, or a question mark, or any punctuation, one jot or one tittle, if it is really of God!
You say, “Well I think we don’t need to go that far.” Well I’ve got news for you; we do need to go that far. Because punctuation can change everything. See?
[11-1] If you’ll notice God telling Moses about the Bible, He said, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth [period].” [That’s something like the big bang. Velikovsky, ‘Worlds in Collision’. Certainly. Now.] How long it took, that’s none of our business. Then He goes ahead and begins to bring in His time of putting seed in the earth.
Now Brother Branham is now taking the Bible, the Word, the history, as given by God to Moses, and he is explaining it, there are periods!
And the period with which we are acquainted is the putting of seed in the earth! Now notice his sermon is Original Seed, or Spoken Word is the Original Seed.
And you notice that’s what we’re looking at. One little statement: “God created.” From that point on, “God said, God said, God said.” Spoken Word, original seed. So we’re looking at this particular period of time.
[11-1] And then He goes ahead and begins to bring in His time of putting seed in the earth. But in the beginning, might have been hundreds of billions of trillions of years, eons of time, but God created the heavens and the earth, period.
That settles it. [What’s the argument? Nothing.] That’s the first one. See, He makes no mistakes. Paul, the great preacher told Timothy to “study to prove yourself, rightly dividing the Word of God.”
Study It open-heartedly, and that’s what I try to do. [So Brother Branham is making a correct division here.]
There’s nothing wrong with ascertaining the world itself, as you study the formations of this earth and the moon, they’ve been up there, and they get to the galaxies beyond, if they ever get there, which I’m sure they never will.
They might send an instrument to bore in the ground and come back, and they say, “Hey, if we thought this earth is old, there’s something over there that’s billions of times more… years, according to the structure of the rocks and things we bring back.”
So what? Nothing to it. Nothing to it. The Bible, concerning you and me, starts with the time of the earth beginning to bring forth as a habitat for man.
So now that’s what we’re looking at here. That’s dividing the Word. Any other division will make you believe God did the whole thing in a twenty-four hour period. Or six twenty-four hour periods. Ain’t so.
See, it’s just not so. Even Peter tells you a day with the Lord’s a thousand years.
And Brother Branham said there’s a one thousand year period for each, meaning six thousand, and resting the seventh, which God never got, and so we’ll soon be closing out on time here, when it comes to our little day upon earth, our little week upon earth.
[11-2] Now, with my faith in a Word like that, then I cannot take some private interpretation, for the Bible states the Bible is of no private interpretation. Now, the Spirit just revealed that.
Now Brother Branham is telling you that this was almost involuntarily spoken. Because he wasn’t even going to say something like this. You could say, “Well, it’s already in the Bible.”
Hey, there’s an awful lot of things in the Bible a preacher’s going to miss, until suddenly it comes to his attention, “You must say this to the people.”
And it’s not that you’re diverting for any reason, you’re not diverting, you’re merely augmenting what you’re already saying.
Now he says here:
[11-2] I know the Scripture where it says that, but right now I don’t know exactly where it is; but… I’m sure it’s in Peter who said it was of no private interpretation.
So if you get over here to the Book of Peter and the 2nd chapter 1-20, I mean the 2nd Book,
(20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Now the word ‘private’ in there means ‘on one’s own’. In other words, all by himself he sat there and he said, “I’m going to tell you what it means.”
It’s like that idiot many years ago, when I was just a kid, about twenty years old, I guess, if you’re really a kid at that age, though you think you’re a grandfather or something, by the amount of great wisdom and knowledge you have, although you’re usually an oaf, a greenhorn, you know.
And anyway, there was a lecturer came to town, and he was a spiritist. And so a friend of mine decided she would go and hear him and call his bluff if necessary.
So he was explaining everything about the Bible. Now he said, “The Bible is full of terminology that you don’t understand, but I can help you understand it.”
Now he said, “Notice he was supposed to be born a babe in a manger in Bethlehem.” Now he said, “What Bethlehem really is, is your stomach.” Right up here.
Said, “I see where he’s coming from, you’re going to bring forth Christ.”
Now that is not only a private interpretation, it’s as stupid as the devil ever made anybody. But it is a private interpretation! In other words, the guy by himself comes up with this monstrous stupid idea.
Now let’s go to the Scripture and see what it really means, ‘it is not by private interpretation’. Now no Scripture every came and can be understood in that particular way.
Paul the apostle says concerning the gospel that was given unto him, he said was given by him by the Lord Jesus Christ. And he says in 1:11,
(11) …I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
Not a group of men or any one man! In other words, “I did not get this by myself! I have nothing to do with this!”
(12) …neither received [I] it of man, neither was I taught it, but by revelation of Jesus Christ.
He tells you that in that desert of Arabia, down there for that length of time, whatever it was, that God Himself spoke face to face with this man and laid out the entire scheme of the Word of Almighty God, so that that man with perfect recall could say exactly what God said on any subject that God wishes to bring forth, or man wants to bring forth relative to it, and there was not one flaw.
Now if people will think, “Well my goodness me, how can that be?”
Well if God Almighty is the Holy Ghost and you’ve got a part of Him, how are you going to miss it?
How in the world could this miss being the real absolute Word of Almighty God? It in itself is, but do men correctly divide it? No!
In the very beginning, when worship starts under Cain, Cain positively went to the Word, and remember he correctly offered, and the Bible says that Abel’s sacrifice was more excellent than Cain’s, so Cain’s was excellent!
But the Word came back, “If you have not correctly divided, have you not sinned?”
In other words, Cain went on his own to get from the Word of God absolutely what he came up with! Abel on the other hand did not! He waited for God to show him!
And when God showed him, he took a little lamb, and cut its throat with a jagged piece of rock, or you know how the heat of the earth and you can dig in, you can find actually like glass that’s been brought up from the volcanoes, it’s just absolutely glass.
Sharp as glass, just cut through the jugular vein of the little animal, and the animal died. So you see what we’re looking at here now. Okay.
And again as I mentioned in John 14 and in 26, “The Holy Spirit is given to bring all things to remembrance, whatsoever God has said.”
And also when you look at 1st Peter I beg your pardon 2 Peter, and let’s go back there now because this I feel is very, very important to understand.
(20) Knowing this first, [this is the first precept, now get this flat!] no prophecy of scripture is [ever allowed by a man to simply bring it forth and say, “That’s it.” No way. It is not a product of man.]
Now watch, if you look at the 1st chapter, which we will not look at the whole thing, Peter here is, as Brother Branham preached on the Stature Of A Perfect Man, now in verse 15, he said:
(15) Moreover I will endeavour that ye [might] be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. [Now he’s writing it down so everybody’s got the perfect record.]
(16) For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming [that’s the presence] of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitness of his majesty. [See?]
(17) For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. [Or pleased to dwell, as Brother Branham would often say.]
(18) And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. [Now he said:]
(19) We have a more sure word of prophecy;
Or word of prophecy made even more sure than that one, that’s more important, that’s more vital, and evidently could have many more signs of accuracy by vindication, as to the preeminence of this particular thing that’s coming.
Now he said:
(19) …whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that [shines] in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Now what is he talking about here? He’s talking about the revelation, the very Presence of the Son of man, which was witnessed to, when they had a vision of him before his death and glorification, and the glorification that they saw was to reappear at a future date, which would be even greater than the first!
Now notice, he says here, that this is going to come at a time of darkness.
(19) …[It’s going to be] a light [shining] in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Which is the prophecy concerning the end time, as far as I can understand, the Millennium being ushered in by the resurrection and Rapture and so on.
And he said:
(20) Knowing this…, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
(21) For prophecy came not in [the time of old] by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Now he’s telling you right here with this:
(01) But there were false prophets [amongst] the people, [in that day back there, and there’s going to be in this time a proliferation of] false teachers…
So what’s it going to be? There’s going to be a false teaching concerning the very thing that takes place at our hour, at the Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the rising of the dead, and the going away in the Rapture. Because they all three come together.
And the teachers are going to go around the world, and around the world, and they’re going to teach it false. Now the thing is this: they are teaching it false, before this one comes on the scene, Brother Branham, to teach it right.
So therefore very few are going to listen to a vindicated Message! And even those that do listen are going to take it out wrong!
Now Brother Branham threw a wonderful curve, one of the best he ever threw, and the curve was the Seventh Seal is not open to the public, as though the Seventh Seal were not opened.
Yet he categorically said that Revelation 10:1-7 is the Seventh Seal! In other words he’s telling you flat, Revelation 10:1-7 is going to be all over, the prophet is going to be gone, and nobody, hardly anybody knows anything about it!
But what are some people running around now? I understand now there’s a guy from very near here going to Europe and places, and I cannot believe I’m hearing right, I’d have to maybe write him a letter and find out.
But the report is that he is saying now you’ve got to come to him, because Brother Branham did not open the Seventh Seal, and he will. Well if the Seventh Seal was not opened, then the six seals that opened it didn’t open it, because the Seventh Seal keeps it shut!
Because there are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven seals that held the scroll together, all wound up like a calendar you get in the tube. All right, if there’s six seals off and one seal on, it still isn’t open!
Now the thing is then, if you try to open that Seventh Seal apart from vindication, proving that you are the true one that is here on earth when that One from heaven comes on down, you can only do one thing, you can mutilate that seal!
And everything else you have is mutilated and God does not accept a mutilated sacrifice. If the sacrifice of Christ was ever perfect, it’s perfect today.
Why? For the simple reason it’s the end, so every value, every virtue must come into full play, and be finally exhausted, as pertaining to the actual salvation of the Bride, when you consider her destiny at this particular point is to glorification, which is what Adam missed, and we are supposed to have.
From that point on nobody has the answers, except Brother Branham gave us a simplicity answer of further sanctification, a further, you know, moving toward the Presence of God and knowing the things of Almighty God. All right.
[11-3] Therefore, if any inspired writer said something that is wrong… Now if anybody writing this Bible put something in here that’s wrong, then how many other parts are wrong? It’s either all right or it’s all wrong.
[Now any other man could say that, that believes the Bible, just like Brother Branham.] You can’t make it anything else. So you say… Well, what about the church, is my ultimate?
Well you go to church, fine, but which church is right? See you have to come back again to something that faith has to rest on; and to mine, [that’s his faith,] is resting on the Word of God, believing the Bible that it’s God’s program for the people: and always has been.
Well there’s a million preachers believe that! You go to good Baptist, say, “Well do you agree with Brother Branham?”
“Oh bless God, I tell you, I’m like the old lady who said, ‘I believe everything; I believe from kiver to kiver, and what’s on the kiver even, says Holy Bible,’ I believe it, yep. And Schofield, I believe that too. No problem, no problem.”
You must understand this man is speaking from vindication. Do you understand what I’m saying? See listen, he’s not just sermonizing. Hey, I could preach this sermon as good as he did.
I’ve studied more books, and I think my language would be better. In fact I know preachers preach it way better than Brother Branham, in books.
They’re a hundred percent with what he’s saying. No problem! And the majority go right to John 3:16, personal experience, and believe all the Bible, what you don’t understand, believe it anyway, and then they start coaching you.
What if their coaching is wrong? See listen, the sacrifice is to no avail if the word’s wrong. If you don’t have the right Word, I’m sorry.
See the Book of Hebrews tells you flat, Book of John tells you flat, Paul tells you flat, any place you go in the Word is just flat, like that.
There’s no sacrifice that can you put you above the Word of God, or away from the Word of God, apart from the Word of God. No!
No, there’s no sacrifice can put you in. You’ve got to come in exactly by the Word, because that was the Word that became flesh, and lived, and bled, and died, and rose again. What are you going to do? See? See, you’re stuck.
So all right. He said:
[11-3] …the Bible is God’s program for the people: always has been.
In other words, what’s he saying? This Book is God’s blueprint! And in the blueprint He tells you every single thing to get to the ultimate! For what good is a blueprint without an ultimate?
How many people have tried to make something in your lives? You know you’ve got to have some kind of a blueprint, then what if it doesn’t work out?
You know what the saying is? “Back to the drawing board.” How many have you heard that expression… I haven’t heard it for a long time.
But it’s almost always that, back to the drawing board. Do you think God goes back to the drawing board? That’s ridiculous. He’s got an ultimate.
[11-4] Jesus said the Scriptures must be fulfilled. [Now notice that.] That is, if all that’s written in the Scripture… Now bear this in mind, because you are getting it on tape now; at the end of these tapes you’ll find I come back to that again, that all that’s in the Scriptures [everything in the Scripture, everything in this Bible] must be fulfilled.
In other words, Brother Branham said one time it’s a Book of Prophecy. And a Book of Prophecy foretells. And it’s no Book of Prophecy if it foretells wrong.
Now the trouble is, it foretells right, but people don’t understand. And they have more fun dealing with Nostradamus, who isn’t worth a hoot, and Mother Shipton who was pretty good, but she just wrote poetry, and none of the people deal with the real issues of life, and it’s right in here. See? All right.
[11-4] …it’s got to be fulfilled. Now, let that soak just a minute, class. See? All that’s in the Scriptures has got to be fulfilled.
Then if God said anything, there you are; It’s got to be fulfilled. Or if it isn’t, that’s not the Word of God. Then if it is that isn’t the Word of God, [if this is not the Word of God, see?] then where are we at?
In other words, he’s saying, “Look, I’m telling you everything in this Book has got to be fulfilled. And I’m not just standing on the thought that other people think the same thing. I’m standing on the fact of vindicated prophets.”
As he said, “Jesus came according to the Scripture, but not to the understanding of the Scribes and Pharisees!” He did come according to Scripture, but the Scribes and the Pharisees and the teachers had it a different way!
What do you think is going to happen then at the hour of the Presence, when God vindicates, “This is My beloved Son,” absolutely appears now in the form of the Holy Spirit, doing even greater works than He was here in the flesh, talking about that glorious Presence, and they haven’t got a clue.
Now I know I’ve been criticized roundly, because the word ‘parousia’ and ‘presence’, because Jehovah Witnesses and everybody else, but that doesn’t make it wrong. It is in the Bible.
And Brother Branham said, and these guys don’t even know today that he said, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.”
And it doesn’t mean Pentecostal here, it doesn’t mean Baptist here, because William Branham said, “There’s no such thing as a true healing revival, unless there’s a new Message, because God does not vindicate the same old tired thing.”
So therefore the Presence is what he defined it!
And he said, “Just think, when God sent Moses down to Israel, He did not only appear there in signs and wonders, but He Himself appeared there in a Pillar of Fire upon Mount Sinai, so today and we have His picture.”
Now what are you going to do with the prophet that brings you right to Scripture, right here, and Peter is saying, “Listen, watch out, because at the end time you’re going to be taught wrong concerning the time, the Day Star, the dawn should come and the Day Star arise in your heart!” Which is Christ.
Now honey, listen. He couldn’t rise back in the first century, second, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, He could only rise in the twentieth century.
Now what if you’re taught wrong? What if you divided wrong? Where does it put you? Well I’ll tell you, you can tear your hair and say, “Well pbbt,” to the whole thing, walk off and blow your brains out, or go out and get drunk.
If you men are like the world, you’ll get a good dose of AIDS, you will, because you’ll run for women and booze, what else you got to run for?
See where you’re at? This is what Brother Branham is preaching, either this is it, and he knows something nobody else knows.
Just like the apostle Paul, and as God talked to Moses, making him an historian, and remember He never talked to Paul making him an historian.
He made him entirely doctrinaire, so He with William Branham made him an historian, and a true revealer of the Truth! Or that man was vindicated somehow by a God Who really didn’t give a rip!
Can you believe for one minute that God didn’t give a rip, on His Own integrity allowing that man to get away with a bunch of lies? Oh come on.
My wife and I even, you know, haul each up other short if we think the other guy’s making you know not telling the thing exactly as it is.
See, and I pride myself on being a Libra, which I am, I’m fairly much in balance, I’m hear both sides of a story, there’s always two sides of every story, to me.
My side and my side. I just kidding, of course. No, I mean it, I mean it, there’s always the two sides.
Because if you judge yourself, you won’t be judged. If you don’t judge yourself, you will be judged. That’s the Scripture, that’s over there in the communion service, like we had last night.
Now see, listen here. He said, “This Scripture’s got to be fulfilled. If it isn’t, it’s not God’s Word.” Well what was fulfilled and what wasn’t fulfilled? See?
Israel says right now, “That virgin birth, that’s a lot of hogwash.” They die for it. And there going to be more dying for it.
I’ve been letting little hints out, all along, what’s going to happen to the Jews. Do you ever stop to think, what is that force in Poland? Katadyn? What is it? Oh come on, you ought to know some history.
Fifteen thousand Polish intelligentsia, the finest of the land, the flower of the land, the elite of the army, killed by Communists!
And people say, “Oh my, oh my, oh my.” Were there fifteen thousand Jews killed like that? Huh? I know the Jews were killed.
So were thousands and thousands of Gentiles. Will the Jews let you forget about what happened to them? You say, “They don’t dare.” What about the Poles?
How many times has Poland being divided and brought down by the corrupt junk in Europe, and the corrupt junk over here? Do you think their blood doesn’t count before God? Now what if a… [inaudible] blows up now in their faces?
What I’m trying to show you is this, listen to me. The Jews, because of what they did, are asking for more problems, and more trouble, and Brother Branham said America will turn on them.
I’m not here to incite you, you better watch how you act toward every single person and not be drawn in to the circle of hate that is going to come like you have never believed is going to hit this earth, and hit America, because they will hate them.
There’s hatred between the blacks and the whites, there’s hatred between the Hispanics, there’s hatred between the blacks and Hispanics.
There’s hatred between the Jews and the blacks, and there’s hatred between all of us. And let’s not pretend there isn’t, because there is. It’s getting worse and worse and worse, the world is a powder keg, it’s explosive.
What’s going on in Europe with the Serbs and the Croats and the rest right now is based on religion and ethnics. It’s an ethnic battle. It’s going into genocide. That’s all the world knows.
We are nothing but a powder keg of hell ready to erupt, at everybody’s throats. We better pray to get out of here.
It’s not just the Jews are going to be turned on, but they will be, because Brother Branham said, picked them all out. It’s a tragic thing that’s going to happen.
You say, “Why is it going to happen?” Because they have the paper and Rome has the gold, put it all down, the prophet told you. Both sides are making themselves what they aren’t.
Now the pope and Rabin, they’re all got together now, it’s going to be a hey-heyday. You know why? Because they don’t believe what the prophet said from this Book. They don’t believe the truth.
And if you think that this minority problems is going to blow away, you’re entirely wrong; it is not going to blow away. Now they’ll blow each other away, yep, to a degree, but it’s not going to blow away.
So fortify your souls, and make sure that you get everything out in the open before God, there’s no hatred, malice toward anybody. There’s no desire for revenge.
Even to the extent when we see what is causing rot, we have no part in it, though I must admit it’s a great temptation.
It’s a sorry thing about the human race when something’s written on the wall in front, and you see it, that you can’t react as a real Christian, say, “I’m going to put that out there, out of my mind entirely.”
Now you can’t just put it out and say ignore it, you know, everybody’s great, everybody’s wonderful, you just don’t let it get to you, that’s all I’m saying, because it’s out there and it’s real.
As Brother Branham said, “If you’ve got cancer, don’t deny you got cancer, you got it! Take it to God, and believe He takes it away.”
Like he said to Sister oh what’s her name? I forget. Used to know her anyway. Came up from Tennessee, and when he prayed her out front of the tabernacle, he said, “Sister, I don’t want you to ever let that enter your mind again.” Sister Murray. And she never did.
I don’t know if she’s living or not, but absolutely her incurable deadly cancer went within just a short time.
That’s the time Brother Branham preached on the opening of the Seals, and tried to get a way back to Tucson and couldn’t do it, the Spirit of God made him stay. Just hung around, hung around, he couldn’t didn’t know.
So finally Sister Murray drives up with her friends, he walks out of the door, there she is. Went right to the window, rolled it down, he was waiting for her to come. Sovereign God, see? Sovereign God.
That’s the man that God gave us to open this book to us. He’s the one that put us in the clear and showed us the truth about these things, and I’m just letting you know, hey look, let’s watch it.
Because the deadly the same deadly hatred that hit Egypt, and it was against the saints of God, the division, the same deadly hatred causes every division, and makes everybody come against each other.
Yep. I know it’s rough, we’re in the midst of it, we see it all going on, it’s terribly, terribly hard. But by the grace of God we can get away from all this muck and get to the Word of God and stay with it.
Now here he said here:
[11-4] Now all the Scriptures got to be fulfilled. Then if God said anything, there you are; It’s got to be fulfilled. Or if it isn’t, that’s not God’s Word.
Then if it isn’t [that, if this thing here we’re looking at isn’t] the Word of God, then where are we at?
[In other words, you could have it fulfilled, not fulfilled, this way, that way, forget it.] Let’s get something that looks like God or anything we want to do: as the Bible said, “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.” See?
Now what is Brother Branham saying here about fulfilled? You’re right back to Deuteronomy 18! Before a prophet can even open his mouth and say, “I am speaking for God,” he must be vindicated!
That’s why Jesus said, “If you read Moses, you’ve read me! Don’t you know I’ve come and before I said one word, I’m vindicated to be that Prophet?
Can’t you understand that that’s what you yourself required, your forefathers, and now you are here denying the very thing that you agreed to?”
Let me tell you, God does not let the oath of man just go by the board, especially when it’s one He’s entered to. Now if you enter in by yourself and you try to con God, that’s not an oath, He isn’t going to listen to you. That’s not legal, that’s nothing.
But when you come right face to face with God, like Israel did, and you make a covenant, you’re going to stand by that. That’s why Brother Branham talked about marriage. You made a covenant, you made a vow.
And it was an absolute legal vow that was made, and you knew what you were doing. And you said till death do you part. Do you want to take two 45’s and shoot each other?
Now one… just woman can’t shoot the man and the man the woman, that’s not fair. What you could do is bring a bomb and I’ll light the fuse while you both sit there, then I’ll run off. You see what I’m talking about? May sound funny, but I’m deadly serious. You cannot break up.
You are duty bound to follow your oath through and by prayers, and by consecration, and biting your tongue, and putting a seal on your lips, to stand right there with the Word of God and make that marriage work, because it can work, because marriage is ordained of God.
Absolutely, don’t ever get anybody fooling you. See?
Now listen, vindication proves the validity of the unfulfilled Word, which has just been spoken so it cannot be fulfilled, but will be fulfilled in the day that God wants It fulfilled.
Just like He said, “A virgin shall bring forth a child.” Fulfilled exactly as God had in His mind to fulfill it four hundred years later.
[11-5] Now, if that is not the Word of God, then we’re all lost; and if it is the Word of God, God is absolutely honor-bound. [Honor bound by It.]
God Who is the fountain of all honor, Who is the beginning of all honor, [that’s integrity and honor,] the source of all honor, Who is the source of all Truth, has got to stand by what He says. And if this isn’t God’s Word, then who is God? Where is God? or is there a God?
In other words, Brother Branham is saying what the Scripture said; God is the Author and the Finisher of our faith! Which is the revealed Word!
Now the other day I was and last night I was using a word I should not have used really, because it’s too extreme a word. God is capable concerning His Word, He’s culpable. The word ‘culpable’ actually means ‘to blame’.
But I was using it in the sense, which I should not have used, as fully responsible to bring it to pass and to maintain it.
And the point is this: there is a thought in here, as Brother Branham is preaching, that if God changes His mind, and does this and that, then He is culpable!
You can’t blame yourself, you can’t blame anybody, throw it all back on God, because He doesn’t even know!
Do you follow me? Either He does know or He doesn’t know! Either He said it or He didn’t say it! Either He is truthful or He is a liar!
Either He will do it or He’ll not do it! There is no place for vacillation, there is no place in-between! “There is neither variableness nor shadow of turning in our God!”
As it says in Scripture, “He’s not a man that He should change His mind”!
And again, it says, “God is not a man to change His mind; else you sons of Jacob would be annihilated.” You’d be blotted out.
So let’s go to Revelation chapter 3, where this sermon is so appropriate. In verse 13.
(14) And unto the [messenger] of the church of the Laodiceans [which is in Laodicea] write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Just take the first word, “Thus saith the Amen.” What does ‘Amen’ mean? Amen says, “This is the truth!” This is the truth! That’s exactly what ‘Amen’ means! ‘So let it be’! ‘This is right’! Do you understand what I said?
All right, if you understand that, let’s go to Isaiah 65:16. Now this is a great chapter here, but the verses we’re reading, it shows the two-handed, the two-fisted God.
Never forget, left hand and right hand, blessing and cursing, never forget that when you read Scripture, if you forget that you are completely washed out.
Because you’ll begin thinking, “Oh this could vacillate; hey I got to do this, hey I got to do that, this depends on me.” Listen, the Word of God does not depend on you, my brother, my sister.
The Word of God distinctly says it doesn’t. The Word of God depends on Almighty God! And this tells you of the person that has the Word revealed and is a true Word child, and the other fellow that’s not!
So up above here he’s talking:
(14) Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, [14 verse] shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. [That’s exactly what’s happening. All of those things can happen.]
(15) And ye shall [have] your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: [Now watch:]
(16) That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
Now it tells you right here that there are people going to be swearing by the Name of Almighty God, it’s not going to do them any good. They have little idols they pack and they carry around, it isn’t going to do them any good. Now we don’t have to swear at all.
We have the absolute assurance here that the God of truth, which He is, the God of the Amen, which means the God of truth, absolutely is going to take care of His Bride.
And at that time the former troubles are going to cease! Isn’t that exactly what Paul said? “You that are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus Christ shall be revealed from heaven”?
There is a time that the God of truth comes on the scene! And that’s the time that He’s two-fisted! Left hand/right hand; blessing/cursing; separating, and the Word is the separator! Afterward geography is going to be your separator!
Do you understand what I’m saying? It was the Word that separated Moses and the Israelites from Egypt, as God fulfilled it. It was the Word that took them into the land!
And had they listened to that Word, and been in a position physically and spiritually to carry it out, they would still be there with all the blessing and glory upon them! But you see they disobeyed right off the bat.
Now what’s happening in our hour?
The God of truth has appeared on the scene, and the separation has occurred, and now it is a physical separation from church, Bride coming out of the church.
And the other separation coming up will soon be a physical separation again, which means we’re going to be glorified, and the saints of God stand on the earth.
And the third one is a second geographical, because we’re caught up in the air to the Wedding Supper! See look it, I’m going to tell you something, there’s nothing wrong with the Bible; it’s the people that interpret it.
Now remember there was a leeway until this hour, but not anymore. Because once the Word becomes totally revealed, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful looking for a judgment!
Now if He is here with fearful judgment and He is! then the sacrifice is absolutely useless to the people apart from the Word, and that’s why Brother Branham said, “Nothing outside this Message comes to life.”
Now you put that down and remember it, and don’t just sit here, just say, “Well, it’s a nice little church, and I kind of like the folk, we have dinner every other Sunday, and so on, you know I get along.” You just forget that nonsense.
You’re here for one reason, to have your minds renewed and your lives changed. You’re here to get instruction from the Word of Almighty God, and to know where you’re standing.
And I’m taking Scripture after Scripture and showing you exactly what the prophet said, and remember the prophet is God to the people.
[12-1] “Oh,” you say, “Oh Brother Branham, I feel it.” The heathen can feel things like that and just rely on idols. Traveling does something to you, when you see it yourself. “So well look, I believe I… see this.” Yes. “I believe because I was changed, [yes,] because…”
[12-2] [He said,] I do that too, but remember heathen do the same thing. Consider the morals of Africa… Some of those tribes would make Americans here that call themselves Christians feel ashamed of themselves-the morals and cleanness amongst the people who worship heathen idols. So maybe that’s God.
See what I mean? You see, when you look at the things in the face, it’s a great big circle here you’ve got to cover; so you’ve got to have somewhere to come back and place your hands. [In other words, you got to have a tiepost.]
Now all right, in other words truth has to be vindicated. Because you can imitate anything. Remember the time I told you Brother Branham and I locked horns over the baptism with the Holy Ghost evidence? I was Pentecostal still and I figured tongues was a pretty good bet.
Well he was getting it pretty rough to me, so finally I said, “Brother Branham, you say love’s the evidence.”
“Yes, Brother Vayle, that’s the evidence.”
I said, “Okay, would you agree with me then that the greatest evidence of love is to give your body, give your life, in dead…”
“That’s a great evidence.”
I said, “My Bible tells me I can give my body even to be burned and don’t have love, what are you going to do now?”
He closed his Bible. Later on he chickened, he said he was tired. I don’t care how tired he get, he was wrong.
He had to come to church and apologize several years later and admit he was wrong. What is the evidence? Believing the Word for the hour. Absolutely.
So you see where do all these things go that people talk about, you know? That this is the evidence, that’s the evidence; this is it, that’s it.
Hey, it’s got to be in the Bible! See? And it is in the Bible, but when men begin to argue, there’s got to be some kind of vindication.
And just being smart, and being a martyr, and being this, and being that doesn’t do it, you better not try to have a private interpretation, but you better have this Word of God revealed by God.
Now in this last hour we’re getting it, and that’s the reason only eight souls make it, do you understand where we’re coming from? People still don’t believe in vindication.
I remember I was in a church, oh some time back, and I hit hard on vindication, and the certain person very nice person, I would never fault that person for one single solitary minute but the person came and said to my wife, “Now, you know, I appreciate what Brother Vayle said, but you know, we believe that.”
In other words, why do I preach it? Why do I keep preaching to you guys? Because I know stinking well if I don’t, you’re going to slip. Because William Branham did eighty percent of the time.
See I’m going to follow the man that’s the leader. If he spent that kind of time, I’m going to spend that kind of time, because I need it. You see? Every time I preach it, you ought to know it like you didn’t know it before.
[12-3] Now, take the Lutherans they claim. But they fail. The Catholics they make their claims. They fail. The Baptists, Pentecostals. They all fail. So you can’t put any confidence in them.
[That’s organizations, see, and denominations with their creeds and what have you.] But there’s not one thing written in this Bible but what God has proved by somebody [by somebody,] that it is the Truth. It is the Truth.
[12-4] As I’ve often said, “Maybe my faith won’t climb where Enoch climbed, but I certainly wouldn’t stand in anybody’s way that could climb there.” Great faith… Now, getting this background that’s the reason why I believe the Bible, and that’s where I take my text.
[12-5] The next thing I want to say, is I do not believe the Bible contradicts Itself…
So we’re going to close there, because Brother Branham says, “Now look, the Bible is the Word of God.” And he said, “Let’s face it, somebody at sometime has proven this Word to be correct.”
And Brother Branham in his own day has proven the correctness of the Word for this hour by vindication, giving us that perfect faith that could not be had until the very end.
Now remember, those that went before us are in their theophonic form, no doubt they have memories that you and I will not have until we have that form.
They are they in a state of perfection, but they without us cannot be made perfect, and we are being made perfect now, even though we did not have that Word body to start with, that true spirit body, but put in a body of flesh to be tested and tried and did fall, because we were tried.
Now by the power of the Holy Ghost, and the Presence of Almighty God Himself, bringing the whole thing to conclusion, we are now standing perfect in His sight, for He declared, “You are the perfect, righteous, sinless Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, you didn’t even do it!”
I’m going to tell you something, this is what this Message is about. It’s not a man simply standing up like a Baptist, or like some Pentecostal, or somebody or something.
It’s a man standing right there and telling, “I want to tell you right now, this Bible is a hundred percent God, and I’m the one to prove it.”
Yes sir, stood so far as to say, “If Abraham Lincoln was required to be raised from the dead by my hand, or George Washington, I’d go right to their grave, I’d go right to the sight of the tomb.
I would stand there and call in the armies of the earth, I’d broadcast it around the heavens, I’d put it in every newspaper, every radio, every television, there wouldn’t be one person as far as I know in China, Africa, you name it, who wouldn’t know that I’m going to raise him! Send your army; send any man you want, if it isn’t done, shoot me.” Pshew.
Do you realize that’s the kind of faith you’ve got today? It wasn’t required of you; it was given to you and to me. That is our faith.
If we don’t make the Rapture believing this, as true sons of God receiving the correct revelation, then send us to the lake of fire, annihilate us.
Are you sitting here this morning thinking maybe there might be something down the road you could squeeze into? I wouldn’t give you two bits for it.
And trust me to be rotten enough to laugh in your faces when you fail. Oh I won’t really do it, but don’t tempt me, don’t tempt me. Where are you going to go? Where are you going to go?
Hey man, I’ve had visions, sensations like you cannot believe, dreams with the impact of vision, discernment that makes these guys running around today look absolutely sick!
And I mean it, I’m not kidding you. Miracles of healing! And I could pray the prayer of faith, and say to the person, “You’ll just get in my way, just pretend you’re not even here, and let my faith carry on,” see what happened.
Where are the people praying the prayer of faith even? And you know what? When it comes to this, complete zilch, wash out.
A guy that would take the signs that follow the Word, and build a ministry, that Almighty God could say to me on that day, “Depart from Me, I never knew you.”
“But hold it, hold it, hold it Lord. That person over there, that baby with the hydrocephalus, well a water-head baby. Remember I prayed for him. I used my faith.
The miracles people saw and the doctors saw. I was sincere. I was proving You; proving the fact of a ministry!”
“Get out of My way.” Yeah.
“Well, Brother Vayle, I’m not prepared to take that kind of a stand.” Well I’ve already taken mine.
I’ve honestly before God, anymore I don’t know what was of God, and what was of God concerning Lee Vayle, all I know is this I believe that. So, that’s all I can tell you.
That’s why I scream, jump up and down, yell vindication, vindication, vindication.
When the great judgment day comes, at least Bill Branham will shake my hand and say, “Lee, there’s one thing you did, you sure preached vindication. You’re wrong kid, but at least you preached vindication.”
Say, “Well thank You Lord, thank you Brother Branham.” I don’t make him Lord, but “Thank You Lord I had the privilege of at least shaking his hand on judgment day.”
There’s vindication, brother/sister. Say, “Man, you got funny ideas.”
Yeah, I never got it from you kid, don’t worry. You’re free; I’ll take blame for myself.
But something in my heart said, almost like a voice, “If you ever listen to any man, that’s the man you’ll listen to.” And I believe I heard God. And I believe I heard from God.
I believe it was God using a human voice, just like it says in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, someone descended with a Shout, it was somebody else’s voice, and It put the church in order, and It began by putting our minds and our hearts in order.
What a blessed day is coming, brother/sister; I believe it with all my heart.
One of these days we’re going to flow together like Pentecostals talk about it, jump up and down about it, say they’ve got it, and I’m not saying it’s not a marvelous facsimile, but it’s still not real, because the same people would destroy the Word of Almighty God by their own idolatrous thoughts.
Do you realize what an idol is? It’s something that takes the place of God, it’s a phony, it’s a counterfeit. Idols have words; it’s a perverted Word of God.
That’s why Brother Branham said any Trinitarian is an idolater, and he said, “Methodist, Baptist, witchcraft.”
Well, let’s rise. Talking any longer is not going to do the job.
I don’t know when we’ll get together on this again, but at least you can continue from where I’m leaving off here. It’s a nice subject.
Heavenly Father, want to thank You again for Your goodness and mercy to us, and Lord I admit that I may be a little like a little child prattling off in a corner.
Prattling off my mouth, liking the sound of my own tongue, but Lord there’s one thing that You know and I know, and that is when it comes to vindication, that’s the theme that I have in my heart.
And I would certainly believe Lord, because it was in the heart of the prophet, he took that time with it, and everything was viewed from the viewpoint of vindication, no private interpretation, not a man on his own.
But a man who was not his own, and owned by God, like the apostle Paul, brought us the revelation from You, Who came to him face to face in a Pillar of Fire.
Lord it couldn’t be any other way, and even if I was part hypocrite saying this, I got to admit that it really couldn’t be any other way, because it would have to be somebody stepping in there, it couldn’t be the man.
As Brother Branham said himself, “It wasn’t William Branham who said ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, it wasn’t William Branham who healed that child of leukemia, it wasn’t William Branham who says those things that come to pass ever so perfectly, no, no, it wasn’t the messenger, it wasn’t the angel, no, no, it was God, it was the Son of man.”
And that particular hour we’ve had Lord, I appreciate that, and I believe that the best I can. I know I’m limited, but You’re not Lord, and if You want to open up more to me, and to the people here.
You want us to have more, perhaps this is what the ministry’s all about for me and the people here, could well be, I certainly am not carping and I’m not criticizing. I’m just tremendously grateful that I feel You have shown us the things that the prophet taught. That there is an absolute reality.
What he said, and that reality is the Word that was given by infallible men who had the infallible Word, and they that themselves were fallible, but became infallible because of You.
And that puts us in the same place, the children of the prophets, same bloodlines, same genes, puts us all in that area, and that’s the most fabulous thing Lord.
I believe that’s why the prophet could believe and say at the time he prayed so often for the sick, “Let there not be one feeble one amongst us.” And Lord we’re looking, and trusting, and we’re not trying to make it happen, there’s no way we could anyway.
But we’re trusting Lord that very, very soon the remaining veil should be lifted Lord, which is the veil of death, and we’ll see our loved ones standing upon the earth here, and the veil of flesh will be lifted, and we’ll be made immortal, and coming together for those blessed days until we come to that great day of the ascension and the Wedding Supper.
Father, I don’t really have a clue what it’s all about, I don’t have a feeling about it, except it’s there.
But I know one thing, I didn’t have really a clue about Brother Branham, the Message and the Word coming, and there it came and I was very happy with it, and not nearly as happy as I’m going to be, and the people that receive.
And one day Lord, when all those clouds have lifted, all the veils lifted, all the mists are rolled away, and we’re standing there.
Same thing Job looked for, Lord, that’s ours also coming up, it’s somebody’s, and we’re counting our-self part of it, we just got to, because as the prophet said, You made a way for it, and we’re taking that way by the grace of God, that we’re believing as he believed.
And we come to that perfection of faith, the perfect faith, and we’ve seen it manifested to some degree.
So we do appreciate and love You this morning Lord, and may that love increase and abound, and the things of God materialize more and more, and not only materialize Father, but they supersede everything in this life.
As the inner man is being renewed, and the outer man perishing, that’s just fine, that’s great. All these things Lord we admit to.
Now may we admit to them in grace and faith and love, and respect and honor unto You, the great One. And unto Thee we’ll give the praise.
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’