Heavenly Father, we’re grateful for Your Presence here Lord. We know You have not left us. Even if You had, we have the Living Word indwelling us Lord, and that great promise made manifest to us: that we know Who You are, and we know who we are, and we know relationships and sonship and those things that are so important Lord, in growing more up into It, with Christ becoming more and more the Headship.
And we know that’s happening, as Brother Branham said, “In a Bride somewhere. If we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there, and by the grace of God, we’ll not stand in her way, but like friends of the Bridegroom, stand by to rejoice and to cheer them on Lord.”
Even the position of foolish virgin would be fine. Anything You have predestinated us to Lord. But we believe we have the higher hope and a calling at this moment, and we give You glory Lord, that we have learned those blessed truths and secrets and revelations Lord, which had been hidden for so long by reason that they were never fully manifested and fully run their course; but now they are, and all things are wound up in You.
And we just appreciate that fact Lord, and trust we will not only just believe it in the sense that it is there, because we have some kind of a conscience, but Lord, down deep within our hearts, by way of our minds and spirits, we have this engrafted Word, which is going to transfigure and transform us.
And so we appreciate that and trust Lord, we’ll hear more of that great Word that is doing the work already, proving It can do It, proving It is doing It, and, therefore, will consummate It. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on to number 2 of “Things That Are To Be,” and last Sunday we took all our time. We just had one paragraph there too. On page three we took all our time looking at the fact that all the peoples of the earth will be judged someday by the Word of God.
Now this sermon that Brother Branham preached was the third and last warning to a mixed crowd. Now he did preach, actually, three times in California, came home and preached the one time “Communion” in Jeffersonville. So this is the third sermon, the first of the last three, four all together, in that series, and four is completion. He never went anyplace else and preached anything or said anything.
And the warning, of course, was to a mixed crowd. Although he credited most of them with being Christians, we do know that there was a mixed crowd there, a peripheral group outside of Los Angeles, and many of them, we believe, because he was with the Full Gospel Business Men, who sponsored him when he preached “The Choosing of a Bride,” where he prophesied concerning the fall and destruction of Los Angeles, going under and sliding into the sea, even as Capernaum.
And you may be interested to know that Brother Branham told Billy Paul, as they stood in front of the May Store on Third Avenue, he said, “Billy, if sharks aren’t swimming here in either your life time or sometime (he said,) I’m a false prophet.” Did you know, which I could have told you, and neglected to tell you, that an earthquake that followed the one, the recent one, that devastated a great deal of Los Angeles… Actually, another one, with its epicenter, its exact center, is in a town, I think it starts with the word ‘North,’ but I’m not sure.
When it hit, it absolutely demolished the May Department Store. So you’ve got a forerunner right there of how things are happening; and Brother Branham said, “When all this shaking really begins to come, you better believe it’s going to happen.” And again, they’re talking about the “big one” that is coming.
So, he’s talking to this peripheral crowd, and of course, you know that they are not receptive. As I told you, when Brother Branham spoke of the woman’s place and the Word of God, they just laughed him to shame. Just a big joke. Just mocked him and giggled. And they were there for one purpose only, if you want to put it down, that was to attempt to impede the Word of God and seal their own destruction.
I’m sorry to say that Covina is not the only place that is going through this, because the same message that Brother Branham preached is being preached by many people with even greater insight than he gave to the people then, because one of his last charges was to the preachers to break it down and feed it to the people, because he himself did not have time.
So the sermon, though one not about warning of the judgment to come, though containing it in a limited manner, his preamble was one of judgment and warning them that it would be on a strict principle that he enunciated. So we took all our time looking at the fact that all the peoples of the earth will be judged someday by the Word of God.
Brother Branham combined two Scriptures when he made this doctrinal statement based on Hebrews 9:26-27 and 2 Corinthians 5. Well, we can hit Hebrews 9 and then whirl back. You all know, of course, what that is. We’ve read It many times. You have a good idea and It says:
(26) For then he must often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
(27) And as it is appointed unto [man]… men once to die, [That includes everybody in the general sense of that term] but after this the judgment.
(28) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
So, all right. You’ve got a second Appearing, It doesn’t say ‘Coming.’ There’s an ‘Appearing.’ And at that particular time, there will be a people without sin unto salvation; and Brother Branham brought that out to us. Now, in 2 Corinthians the 5th chapter and in the 10th verse.
(10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body [or the things of his body], according to that that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Now, you remember, Brother Branham said you were given a body in order to be tested and tried, so therefore, any sin is going to emanate from the body. And the one sin, particularly, that you will pay for in this world, for the Scripture says, “All sin is without the body save the sin of illicit fornication and adultery in sexual sins.”
So there goes your homosexuals and all the filth that would invite them into the churches and give them places. Now if they repent, that’s fine. If they can’t help what’s in their nature somehow, or say they can’t, but abstain and preach against this, they’ll be fine, because they’re born again and got the power.
But there’s also complete deliverance for those who have had homosexual spirits on them, because I’ve seen it done myself. In my own ministry I’ve seen a woman delivered who just could not help herself; but from that time on, she was able to help herself. Verse 11.
(11) Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also made manifest to your conscience.
That Paul is saying here, “Look, I am vindicated to say this.” It’s a vindicated Word.
Now, these are the two Scriptures that led him, as a universal proposition, to make a statement and combine two other verses of Scriptures, which are in Acts 17:31 and Rom 2:16, also Isaiah 33:22. That’s peripheral.
(31) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Now remember, you are talking about judgment. You are talking about all men must die. So therefore, you are talking in a period, which could be a lengthy period that is progressive until every single person dies, and every single person is judged. Now, I know when you read this you simply say, “Well, everybody’s going to die.
They’ll come up in the White Throne Judgment giving us a generalization.” Hogwash! Because you can be in the first Resurrection and not die, just stand right here, change into immortality according to 1 Corinthians 15, about verse 48 to about 52-53. You don’t have to die.
What it’s telling you here is sure and certain as there is death. There is going to be that judgment. And, remember, in this last day, the theme, the great theme… One of the great themes of Brother Branham’s message, was that which proved his vindication; not just Brother Branham’s vindication that God had vindicated Himself to Brother Branham, and Brother Branham vindicated to the world, but all based upon the fact that Jesus was risen from the dead.
For if God now was operating in the Flame of Fire through a prophet, doing the same thing He did when He operated through the human flesh [not the human so much, but it was human] the flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then it is proven that that one in whom He dwelled, was raised from the dead, and He is down here right now putting everything under that Son’s feet. And the Son is not ‘comatosed.’ He’s on the Father’s throne waiting.
I know people think we’re talking out of both sides of our mouth. You do what you want to do. Do what you want to think. That’s the truth.
“Well, I can read Scripture.”
Well, read your Scripture. See? I’m not a hard guy to get along with. You can believe anything you want. Do what you want.
(16) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Now, we’ll read, of course, here in Isaiah 33:22, and It said:
(22) For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, [Then It says:] the Lord is our king; he will save us.
Now, that’s something right there. The Word of the Lord is such that no man ever lived It outside of Jesus Christ, and no man ever will live It outside of Jesus Christ.
So It tells you right here, when you stand before God, you are standing liable; but being your King, He’ll save you in spite of any judgment. Also, you’ll notice, that because He’s your King, He will show you favor. As the Bible said, “God not imputing our sins to us.”
David did not say, “Blessed is the man who doesn’t sin.” He said, “blessed is that man who, when he does sin, God will not impute to him his iniquities.” And David was the type of the Prophet-King. And if anybody needed salvation and knew about it, King David did. All right.
In this day… “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel…” Let’s just look at the Scripture and find out a couple of things. We go to Hebrews, chapter 4: and we know and we can get the two films here where Brother Branham was in a discerning line. Hebrews 4:12.
(12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and joint and marrow, and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(13) Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Now, you’ve got to read the whole thing and understand this Book. And I don’t care who reads it; It does not fulfil any portion of what is said here. It’s with “the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do!” So, if He’s not here with His eyes… How many eyes are there? Seven sets of eyes.
Huh? Book of Revelation. How many spirits? Seven. What are those eyes of the Lord running to and fro throughout the earth? Spirit of God moving the Word amongst men, some of which are prophets. Not all. I will explain some of that as time goes by. If you catch it, that’d be great. All right.
With that… Now notice what It says here: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful; discerns thoughts and intents of the heart.” You read It. The Bible says, “Our hearts are so wicked, who can know them?” Only God can try the reins of our hearts.
And Brother Branham stood there and said, “You couldn’t hide if you tried.” And he proved that judgment was on now and in the earth by the Word of God. And it wasn’t William Branham trying to tell people, “You’ve got to come to my standard, and do what I do.” It was the Word of God being proven. “Neither is there any creature or any sight that’s not naked.”
At the end time they’re all naked. Under what conditions are they naked? Under this condition here: wretched, miserable, blind, naked, don’t know it. “Hee, hee, hee,” said the women, when he said, “Every time I come, your hair is shorter, and you’re wearing men’s clothes.”
“Hee, hee, hee. Isn’t that wonderful?”
What if you were before a judge and a jury in this area here that hated you; wanted to see you behind bars? The judge looks up and says, “Every time I’ve talked to you people, and brought you in here, you’ve waxed worse and worse.”
“Hee, hee, hee, judge. Isn’t that funny? Ho, ho, ho.”
Oh, you’d be doing it, wouldn’t you? And I would be… Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, showing we’re completely insane, completely deluded, completely chaff, completely no life, completely serpent seed, completely citizens of hell. It only takes one word off to do that. I’ll explain that later on, too; right in this very message.
We go to 2 Thessalonians. I’m not being here dramatic. You wait till the real drama comes. When the real drama comes, “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb.”
“We hate Him, but hide us!”
And they’ll gnaw their tongues, in pain and anguish and blaspheme the God of heaven!
Well, you look pretty complacent, some of you. So, what’ll we have for lunch? Are we like the whore that committed adultery, like eating a piece of bread, wipes her mouth, “Was nice.” I’m going to stand before the judgment. I’m not blaming you or saying anything about you I’m not saying about myself.
There’s where they mistook Brother Branham. They thought he was some kind of a prude, because he had a gift. He could speak down on people. Because I may have a way with words and can use biting, bitter illustrations, it doesn’t mean I’m justifying myself, and I’ve got anything. It has nothing to do with it.
So we go to 2 Thessalonians and we read 1st chapter 7th verse, “And you that are troubled rest with us.” Have peace. Where you going to get your peace? “Well,” you say, “My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth unto you.” “Let not your hearts trouble, neither let it be afraid.” “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me.” Yoke upon you? Yoke? That means two people joined together like two oxen or two horses, two asses, mules, whatever; even goats. You could yoke two dogs. That means they got something common between them, pulling the same way.
Peace! I want to ask you what ‘peace’ is. Do you know what peace is? It’s fruit of the spirit, right? Right? I’ll read it to you. I read it in Galatians. Come on. How many kind of ‘peaces’ are there? I don’t say p-i-e-c-e-s. I say p-e-a-c-e-s.
“Well,” you say, “Brother Vayle, that could be the ‘peace of God stablish your hearts and mind’ is different.”
Aw, come on, come on. The love of God is eighteen different ways. The peace of God is eighteen different ways. The righteousness of God… Come on, come on, come on! Fruit of the spirit, right? Okay. How do you get the spirit? “Well, Brother Vayle, I speak in tongues, I get sensations, and I hear from God.”
Well, why don’t you just shut up? You don’t belong in here. You don’t belong here. Why do you come? You’ve got no wedding garment on. You’ll only get chucked out anyway. If I’m in that category, I get chucked out; and the more I stand here and preach this truth, and I know It’s the truth, and you know It’s the truth, the greater the obligation, the greater our judgment, the harder and further we’ll be thrown for a longer length of time.
“For they that know much and have much, much of them is required.” So, the baptism with the Holy Ghost, the full measure-baptism, comes by piling Word upon Word upon Word upon Word upon Word. And the conduit of the Holy Ghost, naturally, is the flesh; supernaturally, is the Word. How are you going to have the peace of God and not have His Word? Now, let me prove I know what I’m talking about.
(07) You that are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus Christ shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. [And that’s the truth. You can’t lie about it. It’s here.]
(08) In flames of fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, [And at the same time avenging those that know God. Right? Bible. Jesus said so. And Paul said, “You better remember the pure Words of our Lord Jesus Christ.”] and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [Now what’s this Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ?]
(10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and be admired in all them that believe because of our testimony among you in that day.
And It says right here: “In that day when God shall judge the souls of men, [the secrets of men] by Jesus Christ according to ‘my-y-y-y’ gospel.” Brother Branham was taken beyond the curtain of time, an actual vision, just like Paul, caught up to the third heaven, saw those thing. He could come back and tell us. And he said, “Who are all these people? “
They said, “They’re yours.”
Why,” he said, “how could they be?”
“Well,” he said, “according to the Gospel. You brought them into salvation.”
“And,” he said, “I’d like to see Jesus.”
“Well, you can’t. But He will come to you and judge you by what you preached.”
He said, “I preached what Paul preached!”
And they all screamed, “We’re depending on that!”
Now, you can say what you want. This is the Scripture. The Seals have been opened. The Thunders thundered. The revelation is here. Brother Branham categorically said, “Just think how marvelous, the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing It.” Every single thing he said was wound up by saying, “The Bride is already judged. You are the righteous, sinless, perfect Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. You didn’t even do it. You were tricked into it.”
And again, he said, “Under the Seven Seals wherein the Seven Thunders were, you have everything to put you in the Rapture.” That’s Paul’s gospel! In the day of Paul they went off in three different tangents, another Spirit, another Word, another Jesus.
Then today we are back to the true Word, to the true Jesus, to the true Spirit. That’s why Brother Branham could preach on the true Baptism with the Holy Ghost, which was not simply an anointing. So you know where we stand today.
With these same Scriptures, Brother Branham used John 1:1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” And he positively said, “If you make the Logos, or the Word, Jesus, you have got three gods.” So he was telling you right here that the Rhema-Logos became flesh. Now the thing is, how did He become flesh? “Oh, well, now we become Jesus-Only, or Trinity.” Yeah.
Listen, sit with me and listen. I’m going to try to get this across just as easy as I can. Do you know, brother/sister, I can read to you what I have already read? Now, Brother Branham said:[ATTITUDE AND WHO IS GOD? CLEVELAND.OH 50-0815]
[E18] Oh, back in the days of… oh, ancient days, [You know, looking at the stars, the zodiac] they looked at those things. Today, He’s got His Bible written here. But He wrote It in the heavens, that man would look up and realize that Jehovah, the Creator, was above.
Do you know he used the word there out of actual chronology? It should have been ‘Elohim,’ because the word ‘Jehovah’ comes later, and the Book of Isaiah is full of Jehovah-Elohim. But Jehovah-Elohim is the same person. It’s just a matter of the great unfolding drama; the greatness that lay in Him, which lies in two functions. One is omniscience, and one is omnipotence, which, in themselves, can be destructive, mad, and horrible! But He’s got a third thing: nature, which is love. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor, let alone his wife and children. Jehovah-Creator was above.
[E18] And then I can see Him; He looked at that.
[E19] And I can see the seed of this world… [In other words, the start, the origin of this world]… hanging there as an icicle, whatever it was, way away. He moved it over there. I can see this little Light go out.
Now, remember, his chronology is wrong again here. He explained his chronology: the Light came before there was an atom or any creation by the Creator. And Paul, the apostle, completely explained it over here in Hebrews. Let’s go back and read It so nobody has to make any stupid comments, which are not just.
(01) God, who at sundry times and divers manners, in many parts and many ways, spake in the time past unto the fathers [in] the prophets.
Not ‘by,’ though ‘by’ is correct, but it’s still incorrect, because if He wasn’t ‘in’ the prophets, He wasn’t speaking ‘by’ the prophets. And that’s what’s wrong with the church. God is not in the church. So, therefore, He is not speaking ‘by’ the church. Huh?
(02) …in these last days God has spoke unto us [in] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom he also made the worlds: [Or the ages;]
(03) Who being the [effulgence, the outflowing, the outraying] of his glory, the [expression] of his person.
It tells you the Son is a ‘chunk of God’! Huh? Well, what was He made of? There’s nothing there to make It up, and He’s there suddenly. What if I handed you a pot of clay, and you put some water in it, and that’s all there is, is clay and water for being pliable, and suddenly: ah-h-h … magnificent!
It’s not only gold; no, no. It’s not platinum. It’s better still. It’s plutonium, and I can blow the world up or get my fortune by selling it to the North Koreans or anybody else. I’d say, “Boy, are you nuts! You don’t only have hallucinations. You’ve got cross-eyed hallucinations. Ain’t no such thing. That’s still a lump of clay.
So Jesus absolutely was a chunk or a part of God. And that’s why I got challenged. He said, “Well, Lee, you say there’s two of them.”
I said, “Yeah.”
“Well, two personalities make two gods.”
I said, “No.”
“Well, Brother Branham didn’t say it.”
Let’s find out what Brother Branham said.
[E18] I can see… now we got two now. [He says “now” twice.] I can see this little Light go out. Now, we got two now. The Father, and out of the Father came the Light, the Son.
Somebody not only owes me an apology, but needs to apologize to some of you! Huh? When are you going to stand up for Jesus, brother/sister? Just not get hot under the collar, but get hot, period. Rhema-Logos. We’ve got too many hare-brained theologians that try to separate Rhema-Logos.
If you want, we’ll spend an hour, I’ll just bring out my concordance, and I’ll show you the words are interchangeable. And I’ll show you Brother Branham used them interchangeably. Just as I can show you in Isaiah, all through Isaiah is Jehovah-Elohim, Jehovah-Elohim, Jehovah-Elohim.
You say, “Now Jehovah-Elohim becomes Jehovah.” Sure! The same way as your son becomes a husband, becomes a father, becomes a grand-father, becomes a great-grand-father and then becomes dead! And the life that made you what you were goes back to God, and He does what He wants with it.
You see, I’m preaching very, very simple, and I need simple-minded people to listen. I’ve been accused of being a brilliant person with a big education. I’ve got news for you. Hogwash! My preaching is very simple. The trouble is, it’s different from people’s understanding. If when I say ‘red,’ then you perceive ‘yellow,’ how are you going to understand?
Did you hear what I read? Huh? That was the weakest ‘amen’ I ever heard in my life! Did you hear what I said? Thank you. Now I know we’re going someplace. I can’t tell where, but we’re going someplace.
[E18] …I can see this little Light go out. [That is, go out of God.] Now, we got two now. The Father, and out of the Father came the Light, the Son.
No Jesus-Only preacher ever said, “The Father talked to the Son, or the Son to the Father.” It was always the Son being the Father, and the Son being his own Father, and he talked to Himself. And I’m going to tell you flat right here what confuses people: Brother Branham did preach on the Godhead more like he was Jesus-Only than he preached this way. That’s right. All the quotes in the Church Ages, even… Oh, come on. Where is this beauty right here? All right.
(18) No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
He used that one. If that’s not a Jesus-Only, I’ve never heard it! I used the same one. He used it, but he wasn’t saying what the Jesus-Only thought, and now the Trinitarians have all gone Jesus-Only.
“But he that hath the Son hath the Father.” Now if you don’t have the Son, you don’t have the Father. And he said, “He that seeth me, has seen the Father.” And Brother Branham said, “You’re looking at me, aren’t you?” That ought to blow the Jesus-only plumb out of the water and make them go crazy, but no, they’re not. They’ll not go crazy, they’ll stand right here and they’ll say, “Well, I…I… I’ll say, “Read it!”
You say, “My God, that sounds insane.” I never said it.
William Branham said, “The whole world’s nuts but us.”
You do what you want. If you don’t want my preaching, hey, you don’t have to stay here. I’m rougher than a cob, and I don’t care two bits. I’m not here to offend anybody, but I’m going to tell you one thing, “I’m not pulling my punches for anybody.” And I am not a pastor.
If I were to not pull my punches for things that I know, you wouldn’t be happy with me. This is just doctrine.
Bringing it all together, it is evident that God, like all the judges of the world, would have no status or right outside of a definitive Word that would either justify or condemn and set the appropriate degrees of exaltation, honour and glory or demotion, which would be punishment, disfavour, length of time, in contrast to the exaltation, promotion, continual pleasure.
We found that the first two chapters in Romans to go into a very detailed account of the judgments of God, going back to Noah, coming up to this very hour in which we live.
There has to be an Omega. You read all about Noah. And I want to tell you again, many years ago the chronologists said, [I don’t know if it was Usher, or who it was, but the chronologists,] When I was only in my twenties, said at the time of Noah when they took the genealogies, and projected from the genealogies, they found there were at least five and a half billion people on earth, when eight people made the ark.
And there’s five and a half billion today. It doesn’t mean it has to be exactly that way. We’re getting awful close. The very type I used, eight people made the ark is the same as eight people standing here truly full of the Holy Ghost. How many people are there today? That’s just a type. How many? I don’t know.
But we talked about Malachi, didn’t we? And Brother Branham used Malachi. So, let’s begin to look at Malachi, because now we have a repeat of the days of Noah; but remember, the Word of God said, “I will not use water again, but I will use fire.” In the 4th chapter,
(01) Behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; all the proud, yea, all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall neither… leave neither root nor branch.
And Brother Branham said, “How then can you have an eternal hell?” And he took this right to the White Throne. Why? Because it’s a day.
Now, listen to me again: a man wrote the other day, and he said, “Brother Vayle, I’m confused.” He said, “I hear Brother Branham say the week of Daniel is seven years.” And he said, “People tell me it’s three and a half, and this and that.”
And I wrote, and I told him, I said, “Listen, son, I’m going to tell you something: the archaeologists, the chronologists know that even a part of a day was called a day, a part of an hour is called an hour, a part of a minute is called a minute.
So, therefore, a part of a week is the whole week. So, therefore, in the midst of the week, when He was cut off, leaving three and a half, it’s still called a week. And, therefore, in the midst of that…” Now, I don’t think he’s going to get it. I hope he does.
Now, can you follow me? “Well, I don’t know if I can with that.”
Let me put it this way. The Word of God distinctly says, “Jesus, Himself, as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” And yet He was crucified on Friday.
Friday to Saturday is one; Saturday to Sunday is two. He rose Monday morning. Hogwash! He was crucified about three o’clock in the afternoon. That’s one whole day. He was in the grave the second day. He rose the early part of the third. Three days. And Brother Branham said, “It means ‘within’” That man did not know what I know. He had not studied what I had studied.
He had not studied any theologians, because the theologians don’t teach that. I got it from an archeologist! Oh Glory! Listen, I want to tell you, I’m Pentecostal right now, but not chaff. I see it all go out the window except this Word of God that I’m standing on, brought by a prophet. Amen. That’s the truth.
As it so happens, these two chapters in Romans are the repeat Scripture in the Old Testament of the Book of Deuteronomy in the Old Testament. And it’s over here in Deuteronomy 28:15-29, and are epitomized as the Omega in 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, which I read. But, going back to the Book of Deuteronomy.
Now, I’m going to leave out the blessings. Remember that Mount Ebal was blessing and Mount Gerizim was… I beg your pardon, Mount Ebal was cursing and Mount Gerizim was blessing. Now, the sheep go on the right hand; the goats go on the left hand. The sheep, as it were… They’re not the Very-Elect, see, foolish virgin. They go to the right hand.
They are given Eternal Life. What all that means, I cannot tell you. I have my own ideas, but I don’t know I’m right, so why should I talk about it. We’re not here to ‘suppose.’
Those on the left hand depart into the Lake of Fire. They’re the serpent seed. See, right down the line, you have a bad situation. So therefore, when God comes on the scene, He has got a left hand and a right hand. He’s got a blessing and a cursing. As the man said, “Let us ask God to come,” in the sense, “Let God send something. Let us feel His presence, let us know that God is with us, and let us see if He leaves us a blessing or a curse.”
Now He can’t do both! In leaving a blessing, He can chastise. He can make us appreciate Him more and appreciate His Word. There’s many ways He trains us. As It says, “He that suffers in the flesh ceases from sin.” Yeah, I quit coffee when I had enough. I couldn’t even put my hands like this. Ooh, talk about pain, my knuckles just going to pieces.
Well, I’ll read I’ll spare you…
(15) But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, [If you will not listen to His Words, you won’t get a blessing at all] to observe his commandments…
Now, ‘observe’ doesn’t mean to just do them. It means to stand back, look at them, meditate, understand, then enter in. Brother Branham said, “People just don’t wait long enough.” That’s the whole trouble. See? The guy out gathering sticks… God said, “If they do any work on the Sabbath, they deserve death.” Well, the guy just picked a couple of little sticks to cook a dinner.
They said this was entirely wrong. Our sense of justice… “Why this, [said they, in twentieth century language,] would be “cruel and unreasonable punishment!” Yeah. Everybody does it. Why should I get AIDS? Yeah. Where do you think those teachers and preachers and men are going to stand when a little kids got AIDS?
And how they going to stand when you got little boys like White that didn’t do anything wrong. They gave him an injection, like Ashe, the tennis player. Fine, fine man. They gave him blood full of AIDS. “Oh, well, no big thing. Other guys didn’t get it.” Yeah? Yeah? Is that what life was all about? Tell a lie because… Oh well, shrug it off. It’s… Get out of it. No.
(15) …To observe all his commandments and his statutes which I command this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.
See, you won’t get… Listen. You can do what you want… You can get all the cures you think you got, you’re not going to get rid of it. Oh, they got rid of TB.
Did they? Came right back someplace else. “Oh, man, we got rid of that scourge. Oh, yeah, we got rid of… what else was it… chickenpox.” Oh, did you?
(16) Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed shalt thou be in the field.
(17) …in thy basket, in thy store.
(18) …in the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, the flock of thy sheep.
(19) …when you come in, and when you go out.
(20) The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that settest thy hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. [Where did they forsake Him? They forsook the Word. Huh?]
(21) The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he hath consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
(22) The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, with a fever, and with an inflammation, [That sounds like AIDS, doesn’t it?] and an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew.
Mildew? Yeast infection! How many have had it? Huh, come on, raise your hands. I got mine up. You never had it like me. I took an overdose. I wanted to die. I didn’t care to live. I lay for months trying to sleep, and I couldn’t sleep.
I went through hell. There wasn’t a lousy Catholic priest even pray to me out of it. And there wasn’t a Pentecostal to pray the prayer of faith, till one day, trying to get a bit of rest, Harold Marconda [God bless his soul.] driving me around, like a voice said, “I’ll see you through.”
I said, “Harold, I’m going to make it.”
Yeah. I consider myself a Christian, a born-again person, one Brother Branham said, “See Lee, you’d be back with me. I know, because you’re seed.”
You say, “I didn’t hear him say it.” I don’t care what you heard or anybody else heard. It doesn’t bother me. You do what you want about it. Take your encouragement out of a bottle of beer or a glass of whiskey or some denominational junk. Go ahead. I stand with the prophet of God. You do what you want. You’re going to do it anyway. Everybody does what he wants.
(22) …burning… blasting and mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
Who’s they? Could be the devil in hell or the devils or anybody else. He doesn’t name it. You say, “Well, he’s talking about these diseases.” That’s right. They do. You hear what I’m saying? Do you hear what I’m saying?
I can show you this is for the end time. I can be hours on this subject. I get my concordance out; take every verse of Scripture. We can take the next six weeks solid, I’m sure. I could talk a long time. I could make it last. Likely we’d need a whole lot more than that.
(23) And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass [That’s the Book of Revelation, right?], and the earth that’s under thee shall be iron also. [Between a rock and a hard place.]
(24) The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: and from heaven it shall come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
(25) The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and thou shalt be removed unto all the kings of the earth.
(26) And thy carcase shall be meat for the fowls, [Revelation 20] and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. [Can’t scare them off.]
(27) The Lord will smite thee with the botch… [What’s the ‘botch’? Burning; ulcer; boil; inflammation.]
You know today, brother/sister, even the Christians are being horse-whipped by conditions that the world brought on. Why do you think I got yeast infection the way I did? Because the doctors pumped me full of penicillin.
And in Canada you can buy it over the counter. In Mexico, the same way. No problem. Doctors don’t give a rip. They wouldn’t give me anything natural. No. Because you can’t make much money on nature. You can’t patent it. No. And He said:
(27) [You’ll not] be healed [either.]
(28) The Lord will smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
(29) And thou shalt grope at noontide, as the blind grope in the darkness, thou shalt not prosper in thy ways…
You know what I’m thinking, don’t you? Huh? Let’s talk:
(07) Even from the days of your father are [you] gone from mine ordinances, and not kept them. Return unto me [now, return ye,] saith the LORD. But [you] said, Wherein shall we return?
(08) Will a man rob God? Yet ye robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? in tithes and offerings. [He said, “Have you robbed me in tithes and offering?”]
(09) [You] are cursed with a curse: [you] have robbed me, even this whole nation.
(10) Bring all the tithes in the storehouse, [and] there’ll be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of the hosts…
He said, “All the tithe.” You say, “There you go, talking for money.” Am I? Want to examine my books and my record? I’ll put every one of you put together to shame. I’m not lying to you. I’m not lying. You challenge me?
Come on. I got the books. I’m actually robbing others, like Paul did. Shall we go to court? No problem. No problem. I’m not afraid of the IRS, the government, or anybody else, because I’m not afraid of God. I’ve made everything right with the Lord, far as I know.
(10) [And see] if I will not open the windows of heaven, pour you a blessing… [You’ll be able to receive.]
Now, I want to ask you a question, “Has anybody in this church ever heard me ask you for money, to put the bead on you to give money and to oppress you?” Let me see your hand if you have.
The little lady that sat there writes a lady in Edmonton… See, I know a lot of people. And she said, “Lee Vayle has got the church under subjection, tyrannizing them, taking their money.” A lot of people are happy to believe it. We have men in this congregation right today, they will tell you I have no mortgage on that house there, yet how much money did I put in, in four installments, Dave?
[Roughly one hundred thousand dollars.] Yeah, but not that first amount. Not that amount. Forty thousand dollars, solid cash, for one purpose: to save you people. I’m a jackass and a fool to try to do it all, but I’m going to tell you something. I’ll not stand guilty, and I’ll see that woman shortly, and all her friends that believe all the lies.
Well, I shouldn’t feel bad, because Brother Branham said my teaching ministry, well, it was just as well received as his. And he didn’t have any reception. I’ve not taught anything concerning money except from the depth of my heart, and I know what I’m talking about.
I don’t think there’s one person in this building who has friends like mine, who’d lay their necks on the line for me and say, “Brother Vayle, here’s $50,000, without interest. Use as long as you want.”
If I said to the man later on, “Sir, I wish I could pay, but I couldn’t.”
He said, “Brother Vayle, I wanted it a gift anyway.”
I’m not boasting, I’m just telling you. You can’t beat God at His Own Word. You can’t change one Word of God. You cannot analyze and get a revelation on your own. You must read the Word, and in your heart you’ve got to come to that place. My Bible tells me, “If you cannot handle the unrighteous mammon, who will give you the true riches?”
I want to ask you this morning, “What are the true riches?” I have my idea, and you have yours. And I’m telling you right here: this, what we’re talking about, is the Judge… is the Judge. “You’ll be oppressed and spoiled ever more. No man shall save thee. Thou shall betroth a wife, and another shall lie with her.”
Marriage and divorce. Can’t even get the woman that belongs to you. Someone else will get her. “So, Brother Vayle, I’ll get the right one in the Millennium.” Nice! But it can be hell living with the wrong one now, selling you down the river, and you, fighting and fussing. Come on. Don’t think I know that some women wouldn’t divorce their husbands, except they got a conscience. Some men, the same way.
I’m going to tell you something. My wife and I aren’t perfect. We don’t get along to perfection. And most of it is my fault, because she has problems which I don’t have. Her mind is not what it should be, but for me to want to leave her or not be a part, I’d sooner blow my brains out. It all started with the Word of God. It all went to hell when they got off the first Word. All right.
That is the Alpha. I read again the Omega that you might know, and I hope you’ll sit here until I’m finished, or you go home. I don’t give a rip. Turn the tape if you have to. I’m going to cover certain things, because I’m going to get finished in what I want to tell you, because I’ve got to put it together so you’ll understand the things that Brother Branham said.
At least you’ll understand what I’m saying from what I think he is saying or believe him saying, or I’ve heard him saying. Maybe I don’t know.
Now, it tells you right here in 2 Thessalonians, “You will have peace, relaxation, at the time when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.” That’s Jehovah, Jehovah-Savior.
Who did Brother Branham say came down in the Garden of Eden as a Savior to save His children? God did. Elohim! And he said, “The Same One is here now,” so shut up and say what the prophet said!
Some say, “Well, Brother Vayle, I can read.”
You cannot read, because the Bible said, “There’ll come a day when they say, ‘Open the Book and read.’” He said, “I can’t read, cause I wouldn’t know what I was reading.” Is that Bible? Come on, how many remember that? Oh, thank you I’ve got some live people here, I just say that just to wake you up you know I love you or do I? yes, I do you think I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t love you? You might not know this all day and all night pretty well seven days out of the week maybe except one bit on Wednesday I’ll sooner be someplace else just forgetting everything.
(08) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, [and avenging those that do] that obey not the gospel of our Lord…
Well, what’s obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ? There’s two sides: passive and active. Why should you do anything you don’t believe in? And why should you not do what you do believe in? All right.
(09) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power.
Right at the moment of that Appearing, His Presence, the banishment starts until it says, “When the White Throne comes, the heavens and the earth fled, and there was no place for them.” Hogwash! That’s not what it could possibly mean, because they’re standing right there on that earth.
The secret is, “There was no place to hide.” And William Branham said, “I defy you. Try to hide; five thousand, five million. It don’t matter. Just raise that thought of yours.”
“You can’t read me, Brother Branham.”
Zero right in. You say, “Your name is so-and-so; you live so-and-so; and I’ll tell you what’s in your lousy, stinking heart.” Uh-huh. Yet some of you would like to do something else.
You’d just kind of like to leave and forget everything. “Well, Brother Vayle, you said it.” Have I left? Have I forgotten? Then stick around if you want to. Huh?
(09) …punished everlasting destruction… and from the glory of his power. [What’s the glory of His power? Resurrection! Ephesians 1. Read It, from 17 on.]
(10) When he shall [have] come to be glorified in his saints, and be admired in all them that believe because our testimony among you was believed in that day. [Not that Paul was among them, but the Word was among them. So that’s the Omega. Judgment. All right.]
Now, before we go into the New Testament or the omega judgment, proper, we want to go now to Revelation l: and the 12th chapter… beginning at 12.
(12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me…
Brother Branham said he turned to see if it was a scriptural voice. How can you tell? Except there be someone there to tell you, and there always has been someone to tell. Seven church ages, seven messages from seven messengers.
(12) …And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
How many candlesticks did he see? Seven, right. What do those seven candlesticks mean? Seven church ages. Right? Then he saw from the first age… Right? to the last age. Right? Huh? He saw it all. Did he? I want to ask you a question; read the next part.
(13) In the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto [It’s really not ‘the’ Son of man but a] Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
The question now arises, “Whoever This One is, has He been what He is there from the first age to the last age, or was He only in the midst of the candlesticks, number one and number seven, if indeed He was?”
Now, we’re going to find out just how astute you people are, whether you follow me, because you sit here, because you love the Word, and you can follow, or you just have someplace to go.
In the meantime you can blow all your steam off someplace else doing what you want to do. But you come to church and justify yourself. To get the picture, I’m asking you a question. “When Brother Branham…” We’ll explain first of all… So, let’s read It.
(13) …a garment down to the foot, the girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
(14) His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow; his eyes as a flame of fire;
(15) And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
(16) …in his right hand seven stars…
Huh? What hand? [Some one says right] Ah-ha! He hasn’t got a left hand anymore, has he? Huh? Left hand disappeared. Right? No left hand. Wrong! Wrong! He’s got a left hand. He never had anything but left hand, right hand. Right hand, left hand.
He’s got two feet, though It says, “down to the foot.” He’s only got one head; one set of hair; one set of eyes. Feet, fine brass. Burned in a furnace; right hand; seven stars. What’s in His left? Nothing. So all of His power, and no left hand, to be used… Everything He has is for this church, the seven churches. And for seven church ages, He’s in their midst.
Now, Brother Branham asked Jack Moore, he said, “Who is He?”
“Oh,” he said, “that’s the glorified Christ.”
Brother Branham said, “That didn’t strike me right.”
Boy, that’d be bait for anybody. They all said, “Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! That’s it!” It wasn’t it. It’s the Judge.
Now, I want to ask you a question, “Has He been in the midst of the churches for seven church ages?” If you say, “No,” you’re lying. “Is He the same yesterday, today and forever?” If you say, “No,” you’re lying. The next question is, “What is He?” He’s Judge!
Then what has He been to the church for seven solid ages? Tell me. Then why aren’t they preaching it? This is not a phenomenon at the last age. The phenomenon is the revelation, Judge.
Now, let’s take a look at the Judge. We read enough, so we go to the 2nd chapter.
(01) Unto the [messenger] of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand…
“Unto the messenger…” God using a prophet: the prophet Paul. Now, what is He saying? Who is saying it? The Judge is saying it. We in America, have a whole bunch of laws made by a bunch of idiots, made full of loopholes for the lobbyists.
And any law that man makes is fallible, because he reasons, and he thinks he knows the future, and can somehow by his word hold the future together, and they’re all liars. Clinton knows he’s a liar. The leader of the House knows he’s a liar.
Dole knows he’s a liar. Glenn knows he’s a liar. Metzenbaum ought to; he’ll likely swear he isn’t. They haven’t got one guy there that’s not a liar, a top-notch liar. It’s exactly what Goldwater said. He said, “If you’re going to get rid of the men that drink and have women,” he said, “close Washington down.” He ought to know.
Now, they may not be liars in the sense that they’re deliberately lying, but they will deliberately go with the party which gives them a double heart. Hypocrites! You haven’t got hardly a man will stand for truth. They can’t do it, or they’re out of power. I don’t want to condemn every single person out of hand, but the thing is, we have a terrible mess there.
What I’m showing you here is: the Judge of all the earth, in Genesis 18, wrote the book, “He is a judge.” “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” And the law wasn’t even written. So the Judge is telling you here, “I am a Judge in Seven Church Ages, and there comes a time when I sit finally,” and the whole world gets judged.
In the meantime the church is always judged first, because judgment begins at the house of God. Then It says, “If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the sinner and the unregenerative, or the wicked, appear?” Well, you know where they’ll appear.
Now, He says,
(01) …These things, [says the judge, that holds the seven stars: the seven churches, [or that rather, pardon, the seven messengers] in his right hand. [So, therefore, the power and authority of Almighty God rests in seven people who represent the Judge. Now, what does a judge say?]
(02) I know thy works… thy labours, thy patience, [you can’t] bear them… [There you are. You try to say] they are apostles, and are not…
(03) [You] borne, [in] patience, [thy name’s sake] …my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
(04) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Now, He does not destroy that church. He lays to rest His messengers. He gathers in His sheep, and everyone of the first age, both wise and foolish virgin are laid away according to the Word of God, because they are judged. On what grounds are they judged? All right.
(02) I know your labors, [Okay, they did a lot of good things.] and your patience, [I know how you waited.] you can not bear them that are evil, [like Cain. Oh, good, good, good.] you tried them [that] are apostles. [False.]
“Like I bet that went over like a lead balloon,” he said.
And they said, “Just a minute, now we’re not false apostles. How do you dare call us that?”
He said, “Because Paul called you that. And you are the living manifestation of his description. So, get out.”
(02) […and you made] them liars:
(03) And hast borne… [You took what they handed you. you] had patience, [You waited.] for my name’s sake [you] laboured, [you haven’t] fainted. [Hold it, though!]
(04) […you] left your first love.
Now, how in the world did God know they left their first love, and they know from this they left their first love, if there isn’t something somewhere that’s a clue? [You say,] “I don’t have a clue! Oh, I don’t have a clue?”
You mean that God wrote a Bible that doesn’t have a clue, and He judges you? You think He’s some fricasseed, stupid, half-drunk or three-quarter drunk, insane judge? And you come by, and you make a U-turn, and there’s not even a sign there. “Ah ha! Fifty dollars.”
“Judge, there’s not even a sign!”
“Oh… I don’t care. The law says that.”
“Well, just a minute. I’ve got to know somehow about it.”
“Ho… Doesn’t mean a thing.”
So God writes something; says, “Doesn’t mean a thing?”
“Oh,” He says, “had a good joke on you! Ha-ha-ha! That’s how I always do things! I get my little kicks out of that.”
“You mean you’d kick me into hell, and it’s fun?”
“No,” He said. How could He say that when He said, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked”?
I’d be criticized by the great preachers for my preaching, but you get what I’m saying, and you get it real good; and we’ll stand before God how I preach; lousy as I preach, you get what I say. “You left it.”
Now, He said,
(05) Remember from whence thou art fallen…
“Well, Lord, I don’t even know what I fell from. How can I remember?”
“Well, ha-ha-ha-ha, that’s just another way I do things.”
Catholic priest reads the Bible for you. Like fun, he does. He reads pornography, and he’s a pedophile; drinks liquor until he can’t stand; at least some of them do. They don’t know anything, but they’ll judge you, because there’s money in it.
Now, if you like, I’ll fulfill the little girl’s prophecy. I’ll forgive you everything I taught this morning, and you’re blameless, just give me a big offering out there, and I’ll offer you the door, and I’ll see you don’t come back. I don’t need your money. I don’t need anything except God’s grace.
“Remember!” How can I remember when I don’t even know what I was supposed to remember? When did you ever say it? “Oh, when I was in prison, you didn’t come. When I was sick, you didn’t come.
When I was hungry and didn’t have anything…” Whaaaa! Oh, there’s a time they knew, brother/sister. When? The Judge has always been in the church, because He is the Word. He is the Judge.
Okay. We go to Daniel. Next week we start on a new sentence. Isn’t that fantastic? Number [chapter] 7: and number [verse] 9.
(09) I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was as white as snow, and hair of his head like pure wool: and his throne like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
So, who is that One is the midst of the church? Almighty God Himself! The Ancient of days. Yep. Always standing with His Word, always judging. And if people forget or they’re taught wrong, He is duty bound for that hour to give them the correct teaching, or how can the sheep hear His Voice, if there’s no Voice?
How can they follow, if nothing has been heard? How can they lie down in the green pasture beside the still waters, if He’s not feeding and leading them by His Word, because therein the Holy Ghost resides, and therein are the nine fruits of the Spirit. And you can talk about love-love-love.
You know what love is to all these Pentecostals? Doesn’t matter what you do, He just loves you anyway. But when it’s done to them, watch it. Pentecostal pussy-cat, “Purrrr. Purrrr.” But “Rrraaaagh,” the minute you go backwards [Brother Vayle makes cat purring and ‘trying-to-get-away sounds]. Scratch your cotton pickin’ eyes out. [“Amen” from congregation.] Thank you, Willie, you’re with me. Yeah. All right, listen:
(09) …till the thrones were cast down.
Thrones? When did the throne start to be cast down, and Communism took over? Huh? When did God begin to come more and more on the scene? Huh? More and more into His church, until the Spirit was back here, full Holy Ghost Spirit back here and full Word Capstone?
All right. Okay. Verse 13:
(13) I saw in the night vision, behold, one like the Son of man [There, again, one like the Son of man. That’s what John saw.] came with clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
(14) And there was given [unto] him… a kingdom, [and glory and honour, came to all peoples and] nations, [It tells you right there, somebody came before somebody; not two Gods.] and his kingdom shall not pass away and be destroyed.
In other words, that very one has to come before the Judge. That’s in John here, Revelation, the 1st chapter, and in Daniel 7:9, absolutely. He has to come to claim what’s His.
Okay. Verse 22.
(22) Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
It tells you right there there’s always been a judge; always the Judge. But at the end time, remember: it is no longer ancient history, it is now fact. And Brother Branham told us, “In every single age a prophet came at the end of an age.” Like Israel’s gone and with Israel gone, came a prophet, Paul.
They disbelieved that prophet. God laid his servant to rest. He laid his saints to rest. And he sent a plague in judgment! Then the next one comes, and the next one, till the last one comes… He Himself came with His prophet!
Now you try to tell me White Throne isn’t here. “Well, Brother Vayle, I just don’t understand chronology.” Who asked you to? I got a little bottle called Opti-mist that cleans glasses. Now, Peter isn’t here, Rusty, and I don’t think they could tell me anyway.
I’d like to know: give me the one hundred percent ingredients that’s in the ink on the bottle, the plastic that is the bottle and the gunk that’s inside. Nobody can do it. Yet here it is, and there you see it. And then you’re trying to tell me you got to understand instead of just listen, when it comes to the things of God. You haven’t caught a thing that’s gone on in this age, and I haven’t either, if I stand in that terrible mess.
Now, listen. The ‘Ancient of days.’ The word ‘days’ means continually, a continuation, continuity, as in nature, as in day and night. Day and night, seed time and harvest, continuity.
The word ‘ancient’ means: number one, ‘venerable or ancient.’ It comes from the word meaning ‘removed,’ as in ‘weaned’ [Huh?], which means ‘grown up,’ knows how to act and does it. Also means ‘ancient,’ the third one, where the second one comes from, figuratively, ‘grow old,’ but specifically, it means ‘to transcribe,’ ‘copy,’ ‘write out,’ then ‘leave off, become old’ and ‘removed.’
In plain English, God, the Judge, put this Word here and said, “That’s it forever,” backed off and stood there and said, “Now, there it is.” Ancient of days. Why days? Because when eternity finally becomes eternity…You know what Brother Branham said?
“The Bride is around the throne, the Lamb is on the throne, the Pillar of Fire is above the throne, and before they call, He answers.” There are no more laws, just answers. Now, Brother Branham was telling the people everything I’m telling you this morning.
Now, if you care to, and we already did it, we went through the Seven Church Ages. We are not going to worry about going through them anymore. And if you want to see the Judge in action, we can turn a little bit, and this will exhaust our time. In the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation 12-17, It says:
(12) And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun had became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became blood;
(13) And the stars of heaven fell… [and so on.]
And notice It says in verse 17,
(17) For the great day of his wrath is come; and who is able to stand?
It tells you right there that the judgment, itself, is taking place since the Judge has passed the sentence. Now you’ve got in the world here, everybody is saying, “Oh, the man, even though he’s got terrible, terrible things, he shouldn’t die with that terrible death.” Why shouldn’t he?
Look. Why do you think Israel died? Israel died, because they got a king. They wanted a king, instead of God and the prophet. That’s all they wanted. And what did the king do? Just what God said he would do.
And so he got all kinds of wives, and he’s got all the girls in there to do all the work, he got all the bakeries, he got the footmen, he built himself a great and tremendous name, and here was old David with 499 wives and committing adultery with another man’s wife and killing the man to have her. Boy! Great! According to the Word of God, David should have been killed by his own men.
Let’s face it. His son committed rape, the son’s half-sister. “Oh, boys will be boys.” His son rose in insurrection. He wouldn’t do a thing about it, until the son was killed; and then he… “Oh, God, would that I have died.”
And his captain said, “Listen, shut up. You’re mourning for your no-good, rotten son, and you’re leaving the nation to die.” Just exactly what Mr. Nixon did with his friend, Mitchell. God said to David, “You’ll pay for this the rest of your life.”
Judge, judge, judge, judge, judge. The question comes, “Who is here today?” The Judge, the role. The role He played all through the ages is now in the final stage. Why? Because judgment sets in. And listen.
Do you understand what I read in the 3rd chapter, I guess it is, of the Book of Revelation, and yeah, the 2nd chapter. He said,
(20) Notwithstanding [He said these are good, this is good, but you’ve got] that woman Jezebel, a prophetess, seducing [the people,] committing fornication, [in idolatry.]
(21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; she repented not.
(22) [For this I’m telling you, I’m going to] cast her [and her daughters into the] great tribulation…
That’s exactly true. Judge! On what condition? The judging Word. There isn’t any condition, brother, other than the Word.
We’re going to close, because our time has run out. And let’s look at It; and never, never forget what you heard this morning, because it’s the truth. And in the chapter 19,
(11) [The heavens were] opened, and behold a white horse:
Now notice, the white horse takes preeminence over him that’s called ‘Faithful and True.’ And what does a horse signify? Power! God coming forth in power, in and through the Son.
(11) …in righteousness he judges and makes war.
God is righteous. His Word is righteous. We can’t fight with It. I’m learning not to fight with It. Whatever He does is good by me in the sense I admit defeat. I may not be gracious in it, but I admit it.
(12) …eyes a flame of fire, head… many crowns… name written, no man knew…
(13) …vesture [clothed and] dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God.
And what’s He do? He’s the Judge. And what have we had in our midst today? The Word of God. And we’ve had the Judge. And the Judge is here. Why aren’t the preachers preaching about it? Why don’t they understand roles? No, they all go back to offices in the trinity, and they all become Jesus-Only. Well, I don’t want to bore you with that. That’s my little pet fight, not yours. I’m not trying to intimidate you. If you don’t know by now what’s being preached and all, I’m just crazy wasting my time.
But the fact is, there you see it. And Brother Branham told this people, like I told you down in California, “California, it’s over; you’re Capernaum. It’s gone. You that call yourself by the name of angels; you that call yourself by the name of Jesus Christ, baptized into a trinity and say you honor that name, when you pray and everything else, you bear it in vain. You are judged now and the Word that I’m going to preach shows you, you are judged, and what I’m going to tell you.”
Everything in this Word is coming to pass now. Things that are written here, are now; and they’re going to be, because time and eternity’s mixed. Do you realize if you’re a child of God, born again, that little bit of eternity, eternal life, God’s Own Life in here has been visited by the water from on high, more Life to give you that double-life, no longer your own spirit, no longer your own thinking, but entirely of God, and Word upon Word getting you out of here?
And you’ve been judged by Him that’s faithful and true, the Judge of all the earth doing right.
Said, “Little Bride…’little’ Bride…”
Oh, “Millions now living won’t die.”
Prophet said, “Little.”
How little? I don’t know. I’m going to be honest. I think when he said ‘little,’ he meant ‘standing here’ standing here that don’t die.
For years I’ve said, “The old guard is going.” I look forward to dying; not that I especially want to die. It could be very tickle some to, you know, to be here. But hey, let’s face it, from what I see, who needs it? You say, “Brother Vayle, what if you go where you didn’t think you were going to go?” What is staying here, prolonging the agony, going to make it any difference? It’s going to be worse, because if I’m lying now, I’m going to lie more tomorrow; the next Sunday I’m going to lie a whole lot more. Want to come back and hear it?
Oh, who knows, we can really, really do some real good lying then. I can really tell you what the prophet didn’t say. If you believe that, you’ll stay home. If you believe I’m just illustrating, you’ll be back likely. You always have been back.
But, there it is, brother/sister. Brother Branham wasn’t fooling. He said, “Judgment’s here.” Third to last sermon he preached, and the last one was “Communion,” fellowship divine. These people couldn’t communicate. It was all over. Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Gracious Eternal Father, we thank You again for Your Word of life, which we know is true, and we know Lord, as the disciples finally came to the place, they said, “You, alone, have the Words of eternal life. Where else shall we go? We know Lord, from whence You came and where You go.” At that time they really… I don’t believe they really did, but it was a good confession.
They were beginning to catch on, until they got side-tracked by events. And maybe Lord, we get sidetracked by events. If we do, we pray that You’ll forgive us and put blinders on our eyes, and You’ll give us a few wasps and hornets to come by to stimulate us and just drive us out of these places where ignorance and indifference and the doldrums lie; to get us away from being lukewarm into red hot. I know you don’t want us cold. That’s ridiculous. We want us red hot and we believe that Lord, there’s such as being.
Help us Lord, to be red hot for You and Your Word, though we have no testimony for us and concerning ourselves. We are unprofitable servants, no matter what we do and how well we do it, we’re still unprofitable servants; which is exactly true, because we, in ourselves, can never do one, single, solitary thing Lord, because of the flesh barrier, but we, in ourselves, in our flesh, with the Holy Ghost coming through that Word Lord, can be pleasing unto You.
Make us all pleasing this way, Lord, whether in life and death, Lord, whatever the circumstances, to just look to this Word Lord, is that Word ‘Look to us’ and we become one and we love it, swim with it, that’s the way its going to go Father help us heal the sick among us inspire those with the inspiration that’s needed let people know Lord that this is It there’s no sacrifice to great to make for, this isn’t it then there’s nothing Lord.
Father we know there weakness in every one of us weakness to walk always by circumstances to much effort to come to far to this to that, kids bother, everything bothers, Lord then we beginning to wonder what was there is the first place, because Lord we know nothing bothered You we supped to have your Spirt be like You, just one thing that Word my Fathers Will, which is Your Word, help us Lord to get away from being constant doers of the wrong thing but constant believers in the right thing and empowered by the life of that right Word within us Lord, to begin to come to where You want us to be, not even what we think because we become judges of our self’s and that is… is evil Lord, I know in the face of what you say is to judge somebody else, not judges at all, if we judge let it be discernment to see the truth and the righteousness and the contrite distinction to evil and to praise your great and Holy Name because you gave it to us and that’s the crux of the whole matter Lord help us there fore now to enter into the rest of the Holy Spirt flowing through your Word as it never has been before walking in the Light as You are in the Light having fellowship one with another the Blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleansing us form all sin.
Bless every person here I pray Lord, may there not be any bit of differences between any of us, but every single one of us washed in the Blood, filled with the Holy Ghost pilling Word upon Word marching with full strength unto Zion not thinking in any way how can we take out hands off the plough? How can we turn back? How can diminish?
Lord God, anybody has that in his heart or mind or in anyway put a stumbling stone before anybody. I cant do it Lord, but you with your Spirit can show the terror that lies ahead for any person in that condition having seen and known what we know today. Lord that puts me in a very bad spot, you know that’s why I want to be right in all these things.
No matter what anybody does to me, it matters only what I do to them, my reaction how these things are, so help us this morning Father to really get right with You and that’s what we want to knowing to be right. The only way is by that Word Lord, revealed and manifested, empowered by the Holy Spirit, God in Heaven help us in the Name of Jesus Christ we pray Amen.
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