Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father again we just want to say how grateful we are that we have this place to come to on this Lord’s day, commemorating Your Resurrection. We know Lord, that’s not by happenstance but this is decreed even before the foundation of the world that we should meet here together and worship You Lord, and hopefully and believing in Spirit and in truth, being numbered as one of Yours Lord.
We believe that and the way we believe the Word of the hour Father, we believe that’s ordained of You and we believe It is a part of You. We cannot say otherwise, oh God; we do not believe we’ve been blinded by the god of this world or by the tenets and doctrines of men because this is so different from anything that has ever been presented in books or books of theology whatsoever.
Lord, if we’ve been blinded then we’ve been blinded somehow by the enemy giving us the wrong understanding of really revealed and truthful Word of this hour because we know that You’ve sent a vindicated prophet amongst us, You sent him Lord, and then You took him but You did not take the Spirit. It came to him, the Holy Spirit Lord, in the form of the Pillar of Fire and dropped this Light of this hour.
We know that we have the Light, we have the Life, we have it all ready to be ready standing here Lord, when the Resurrection takes place, then be changed and be caught away. Father, these things we know are real, they’re true; we stand on them.
We ask You now to help us in this morning service Lord, may the Word come forth as You would have it come forth and in the way You’d have it to come forth and to be preached that way and to be received that way. We ask these mercies in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now before we start reading from the Token message which we’re on page 28 at this time, I’d like to use a portion of the sermon that is called The Spirit of Truth, [63-01-18] preached by Brother Branham, wherein Brother Branham describes the difference between the Token Himself and the measure of the Spirit granted to the individual and he also points out how that the Token Himself which is the Lord Jesus Christ in the form of the Holy Spirit has come and as the Son of man is revealing Himself through a prophet.
Now you might have to switch the tape back to get that but I want to read it again.
It’s before we start then, it’s on the message on page 28 of the Token, we’re going to read a portion of the sermon that Brother Branham preached called The Spirit of Truth wherein Brother Branham describes the difference between the Token Himself and the measure of the Spirit granted that’s by the Token Himself to the individuals, and he also points out how that Token Himself which is the Lord Jesus Christ in the form of the Holy Spirit has come, has come, is here, and as the Son of man is revealing Himself through the prophet, that’s the role.
Now that this coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the form in the completeness of the Holy Spirit is the Appearing cannot be set aside or gainsaid.
Then Brother Branham speaks on Genesis 18 to show this we know it is the evening time that the Token must come. It is now that once more the Word or Logos fulfilled John 1, “In him was life and the life was the light of men.” Now let it sink in. That’s what John said, “The Logos was the life and the life was the light.” You cannot separate them.
Christ, our life, according to Colossians has appeared and brought unto us the evening time light by the Shout. And we will see by the Token message that that rejected light is rejected life. Let that sink in. Rejected light is rejected life. That’s according to John, the Gospel and the Epistles. As Brother Branham himself said, “Nothing outside of this Message will come to life.”
And that embraces all who went before us because they had the same Message but not the fullness where the churches fell off into denominations, destroyed themselves by spiritual death, that life kept coming up and coming up until it came to the protector of the wheat itself which is the chaff, the husk.
And the life went from the… as it went from the seed into the stalk, into the tassel, into the chaff; now it’s in the last little bit of the Bride itself but it’s come back to the original which absolutely is proven by the sign of the Resurrection which is God appearing amongst us as He did in Egypt.
“This is not only so in signs and wonders but personally as He was seen by the people as the fire upon Mount Sinai,” Brother Branham said, “scientific proof,” and that took place in the Coliseum down there in Houston when the prophet was challenged [January 1950].
Dr. Best doesn’t know how fortunate he is, had he really raised his fist in the face of the prophet instead of William Branham, I mean, instead of Brother Bosworth, there’s no doubt he’d been carried off that platform feet first. He’d of died.
Man ignorance but you can’t expect anything but ignorance when you go to seminaries because it’s built upon calculated ignorance to what the Word really is and I say calculated because men know they are guessing.
Don’t worry I preached a lot of sermons, I knew I was guessing. Even right today I look at things and I’m trust I’m not guessing. I want to zero in on what the prophet said. All right.
We’re going to start reading then on page 28, paragraph 5, and I hope I can cover about fourteen pages today. [Token]
[28-4] “When I see the Blood;” [Now remember this he’s talking about the Token and he’s prefacing the anti-type through the type which is back in the days of Moses.] “When I see the blood;” that’s the Token… He had to see the actual chemistry, because the life was gone… from it. It was… animal life. But here today see it’s His Own life that was in the Blood, and the chemistry was only a signal or a sign of sanctification.
So that’s what they had. They only had a Token in the sense that it represented the reality. Today we have the reality and our Token is a part of that reality.
Now I’m going to read out of here because… The Spirit of Truth, and on page 43, Brother Branham uses Genesis 18 where Sarah is in the tent, God’s back is to the tent and He knows what Sarah is thinking, she laughed in her heart.
Now Brother Branham brings this to his own ministry in a prayer line and here’s what he said concerning Genesis 18, then to himself.
 A man standing there, God representing Himself in human flesh… [In other words, the human flesh stood for God; the human flesh wasn’t God. God was in there.] Jesus said it would be the same thing at the coming of the Son of man…
Now I ask you a question; did the Son of man come or didn’t He come? See now, this is… this is where people are entirely confused and I don’t put it down merely to spiritual ignorance; I put it down to willful which we’ll read in Hebrews 10, a willful ignorance, Hebrews 11; a willful ignorance.
Are you this morning willfully ignorant because it suits your pattern of life? And I’m not talking about this; I’m talking about other things. See? I want to address you in a pastoral aspect.
Now he’s talking to this little woman. And he said to the woman,
 …When God was in Christ He had the Spirit fully. [Now watch this carefully.] When God was in Christ [That’s the Bible says, “… God was in Christ.”] He had the Spirit fully. He was God. I’m just one of His servants… you’re just one of His servants. We have the… Spirit by… measure. He [Jesus, the Christ] had it without measure. In Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily. In me is just a little gift… in you is a gift of it. But no matter how little it is, it’s the same Spirit.
Now that we’ve been teaching all along and these words that I’ve used hundreds of times, spent literally hours, he epitomizes it and puts it right down here, and this is the truth; the Token is here dispensing of Himself, giving of Himself a little part of the Token, the Token, making that our Token.
So all the reality of God that is God, there’s no difference in our portion. Like I showed you many many times how that works out in the male and the female, in procreation, what lies within the attributes. It’s all wound up in that little sperm and egg that you have to take a microscope to.
Now in the light of God, you could see that what we would have is microscopic but it’s the same. It’s like when God put His spirit upon Moses, then notice what He did, that’s like in Jesus Christ, then He took the spirit off of Moses enough for seventy, gave them each a little bit. But Moses was the one that stood there with that Spirit; that was greater by far.
That’s why we read last week concerning Luther had a measure of the Spirit; that was the age but the individual would have a measure, also, but it wouldn’t be… but it was increasing in knowledge. Now you see where we’re at. We’re at the very place, the fullness once more amongst us. See?
The knowledge has come to where this knowledge is going to bring the dead out of the ground, the knowledge in us. It doesn’t mean that we’ll do it; it means what happens to us is in the divine program of God to allow this next step, then comes the next step which is immortality, already the Son of Righteousness is risen with healing in his wings, immortality amongst us.
So you understand what we’re saying. All right. [Token]
[28-4] But the Life itself, is the Token.
Colossians 3:4 “When Christ who is our life shall appear.” In other words, perfectly manifested, absolutely manifested in His true character as to Who He exactly is. How much do people know of God when they branded Jesus Christ the devil? Then how much do they know of God two thousand years from now… from then, this hour? Easy to brand Brother Branham of the devil: Seventh Day Adventists, Nazarene, you name it.
How many of them blasphemed the Holy Ghost in the days of Pentecost? That’s why they’re dead, dead, dead, dead, dead. We’ll go into that. Do you think Pentecost is not dead? Just as dead. What did it? Organization. You got to stay with your organization. See? Old Foxy Loxy he took the cake and Henny Penny and Goosey Loosey, Cocky Locky and Turkey Lurky and the whole bunch of them right down to the pit.
Oh, they’re just a bunch of old chickens in organization. There’s no weasels? You tell me a fox get an eagle? An eagle pick a fox up by his neck, rip him to shreds. They run when they see a big eagle.
[28-4] But the Life itself, is the Token.
The very Life that is manifested, got a picture, the very Life that proved Itself who It was, doing the sign of the Resurrection, proving He’s risen from the dead, amongst the Gentiles, has taken over Headship to raise the dead, absolutely, you have a part of that. That’s why you can say “Amen,” to every single word, and with it comes understanding.
Don’t you try to take a phrase of Brother Branham’s, bend it around, just to suit your purpose and say, “Well, it doesn’t really matter.” It does matter. You say, “Well, if I understand or not…” Why do you think he’s given for? Why to give understanding. If it wasn’t to give understanding, you muddied the waters. Sure, let’s get that straight.
[28-5] Now for without the circumcision, without the Token, [Now the Token was the circumcision that cut them off spiritually from spiritual death, that placed them; it placed them in the kingdom, in the two kingdoms. It showed the difference. He said,] now without that Token, you’re not even in the covenant. The whole thing works together.
In other words, you cannot go to the Bible and say, “Here’s what the Bible says, I claim it; it’s mine.” Oh, that’s wonderful but you better start where it all starts which is to claim the Token and receive it because you’re not going to get any help outside of it. There’s just no way shape and form.
[28-6] Now if you say… If you say you’re circumcised to the Word, and it only, then you’ll believe the Word. If you believe the Word, then the Token has got to come. For He said, “Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Now you notice what he’s saying there. Remember the Roman Catholic said to Brother Branham, the priest, he said, “Now, we’ve got the power to forgive sins.” He said, “Sure, if you do it like the Bible.” What do you mean?
Well, Peter on the day of Pentecost said, “Repent, be baptized every one of you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” See? Certainly, you can remit sins that way.
Everybody has that power because the literal Greek does not say what the Roman Catholics and Protestants say. It said, “You’ll remit what has previously been remitted.” In other words, where you see what God has done in the light of the hour, the go ahead signal is yours to say, “This is the way of salvation.”
Now notice, what Brother Branham said.
[28-6] If you’re circumcised to the Word, and it only… you’ll believe the Word. If you believe the Word, then the Token has got to come.
Now that sounds like the cart is before the horse. You say, “Oh, the Token will come when I believe Brother Branham’s message thoroughly.” Hold it, he didn’t say that. He said these words here, “Repent and be baptized.”
If you’ve seen and understood That which is God and the prophet and your knowledge is secure in that reality and say, “This is it;” then you can come to God and say, “I want a part of It.” And how do you get It? You repent which means you change your mind. Let your old thinking go.
Be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, two things you do and God guarantees the third and it’s without sensation. Then from that rebirth you start growing up into the Head, into the Holy Ghost by the virtues that are born within you which begin displacing the things of the world because there’s a new life, and that Life wants to obliterate, literally annihilate the old life which doesn’t mean you’re going to die and then just like take over and you’re some kind of a zombie.
No, it’s not that at all. It’s by your will becoming dedicated to the will of Almighty God.
[28-7] Now notice, then the preparation for His promised land people…
Now notice what he labels them, Promised Land people. They’re going into Canaan. They’re under the promise that Abraham and his seed would have that land. Now we are under the covenant to go into the Millennium. And you’ll notice that every single one of the promises to Abraham led to the Resurrection.
I preached on that years ago in Macon, I say about 1975 or somewhere in there. You can get the tape. They’re still available on The Faith of Abraham, [November 27, 1972] traced it right through. He looked for a City that hath foundation and the builder and maker is God. That’s not Palestine. He’s talking about something else; that’s Resurrection, brother/sister.
That’s New Jerusalem, the whole thing, although it will be in Palestine, don’t worry. We’ll be down here. Who worries about Palestine? We’ll take over the whole thing.
[28-7] Now… he had a preparation for His promised land people… [In other words, they wouldn’t go into what was promised them which was a covenant without a super imposition of something else which would have to be another covenant.] First, He had a people… He had made a land for them. He had prepared a land for them. And now, He sent down there a preparation for it for the promised land people.
In other words, he’s saying here, God… It was time for them to come into the land. Remember, the Word of God said, It said, “You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, if I go and prepare a place for you I’ll come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also.”
Now we are a promised land people and we have a promise. Now many people just believe that and say, “Well, that’s great. I’ve taken that. I’ve spoken in tongues. I’ve done this.
I’ve done that.” And disbelieve That? See? Now you see the thing is they don’t have a clue that the Appearing of the Son of man is in this hour that He comes in the form of the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire in a prophet that this is Elijah. They don’t have a clue to that. That’s where they’re wrong.
So there’s a Promised Land people and there’s a promise to the people to get them ready for the Promised Land. Now the Bible said, “God had the land ready.” How did He have it ready? Through the cup of iniquity of the Amorites, the Sodomites, the Canaanites and the whole bunch of them and the Canaanites were Sodomites. They had to go in and rid the land.
Now who will rid the land here by Sodomites pretty soon? Or just give them another hundred years and the AIDS will take them and something worse than that and they’ll just rot in the ground. But God has reserved fire.
You can see where Brother Branham said, “There are going to be flames even a hundred miles high, even through the whole atmosphere, even germs.” Cremation will soon be a very popular thing. There’s a real resentment going through the land at this time. I don’t want to be involved in it because we’re safe in our ark. All right.
Now, He had a preparation and the preparation was through a prophet who was vindicated to tell the people what the password was, what the Token was, what the secret was. Oh, people want a little special secret. “Well, honey, you open your big ears this morning, I’m going to give you the secret, your own little secret.
You better be full of the Holy Ghost or you’re not going to make it and neither will I.” Oh yeah. How did He do it? He sent the prophet with the Message identified by a Pillar of Fire and gave a Token that they could rest assured that it was right. The Token was brought in to prove Who He is and all about it. You get a part of that how could you miss?
[28-8] It was for a consolation.
Certainly, this hour gives consolation. We found that in 2 Thessalonians. Always we go back to Scripture, brother/sister, I don’t care if we’ve read it a hundred times. It says here in the 6th verse, 5th verse which is the manifest token as it says, 2 Thessalonians 1 and 5…
(05) Which is a manifest token [that’s your tribulation that you’re enduring, pressures] of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
(06) Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; [Now he’s going to bring tribulation upon… the Great Tribulation upon the people of this end time.]
(07) And to you who are troubled [relax] with us, [When? At the time] when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
There It is right there. You say, “I don’t believe that.” You don’t have to believe anything, be my guest. I’m not here to convince anybody. You’re here personally or in a live audience or on cassettes or on videos; I don’t care what it is. I’ve got no radio, I’ve got no TV.
I’ve got no axe to grind this is what I believe. And I’m going to tell you something, there’s nothing else that touches this with a forty foot pole because there isn’t any vindication outside of this. They think there is but there isn’t because the definitive is always with the Word but if it matches the Word you better be careful.
Now it said you can… in that day, of flaming fire, the angels that come down. And this is the day of what? The day of our Lord which brings fire, but not at this minute. The fire isn’t going to hit the gospel… to disobey the gospel. This proves that this is the hour of judgment and the fire is coming. This message is judgmental. We’ll look at that. They don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. See?
(09) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the [face] of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
This starts it just exactly as Brother Branham took Revelation 1:12 and show… I think it’s 1:12 and showed the Judge and took us to the White Throne; he’s right on target because that’s exactly right. Because once you start judgment it doesn’t close. It’s… Look, it slides off for awhile because there’s nothing to judge, the Millennium’s on.
As soon as the Millennium is over and the second Resurrection takes place, judgment is right back where it was. The same One with the beard, like the Ancient of Days as it was, God in human form, brother/sister, it’s still God the form, it’s just the human part but it’s not like yours and mine. Ah, ah, no, Mary was the incubator, so to speak, but that’s just where it was. See? Then it says,
(10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and… be admired in all them that believe [Well, He’s coming to be amongst His saints. We’ll get to that, too, later on. All right. Listen.]
[28-9] Israel coming out of Egypt then, was a type. [Absolutely!] This is the antitype of the Church coming out of… denominations. Now, not all denomination… [Now in other words, not all denominations, he said,] I mean the Bride. [A little check on what he means, the Bride is coming out of denominations]… Some people, some of the independents are just as bad as the denominationals, sometimes worse…I’m talking about the applied Token.
Now listen! What has God applied to the Church as a member, as many members, as a unit, as the Bride? Himself, we’re back to Headship. The cornerstone is now the capstone.
The same One as we showed you on the board began pouring into the Church, it’s now poured in, and the ministry being identical proving Who it was allowed Him to come down and assume Headship but many still will not allow Him because He’s standing at the door knocking.
They put Him out and they’re keeping Him out. Let me tell you something, you don’t understand what I’m saying. Inadvertently you are keeping Him out or my God, what am I talking… what does the prophet talk about? See?
[28-9] I’m talking about the applied Token. [Brother Branham said.]
[29-1] The Token agrees with every word.
Now he’s talking about you having received the Token after you saw and knew what was real but you didn’t have reality. You said, “This is it,” like old Bill Dauch, a perfect example. Methodist all his life, pretty good old boy, not as good as a lot of them but pretty good old boy, he said, “This is it. Well, what am I going to do?”
Brother Branham said, “Do you believe?”
He said, “Sure, I believe that.”
“Well,” he said, “Repent, and be baptized.” He said, “That’s the first step. Did you do it?”
“Yeah, I’ll do it.” He went right ahead to do it.
“Well,” he said, “now God lives up to His Word.”
Well, you say, “I want a sensation.” Well, you go ahead and want a sensation. It shows right there that there is… there is something still wrong with this people; they can’t take God’s evidence. They want their own.
Of course, they want to go back to Gideon with the fleece. I don’t know, this age is the fleeciest age I’ve ever seen. And boy, there’s a few ticks in there and everything else. I don’t see… I don’t see the purpose. There’s no purpose.
Brother Branham categorically said, “If the heathen will see the sign just once and thirty thousand come in, and they get healings when prayed.” He said, “Americans you got to see it and see it and see it, until it becomes so common you can’t do a thing with you anymore.” See?
[29-1] The Token agrees with every word.
Not this down here but now that you’ve got the Token. Then how can a person say he’s full of the Holy Ghost, he’s got the Token, when he disagrees with the Token’s appearance and what the Token is doing and saying? They don’t even know a prophet could be in the land.
They either say there’s no such thing anymore or we don’t need him. Ah, come on, you know what the Pentecostals say they want their own brand like the prophets of Baal. I’m not going to pull my punches.
I was a Pentecostal so nobody can tell me that I’m running them down; I know what was there from the day I was filled with the Holy Ghost I knew something was wrong. I didn’t know what it was but I knew something was wrong. Now I don’t have any problems.
Now every Word has got to agree.
[29-1] It has got to, because it is the Word.
What does he mean it is the Word? It is Logos. How is the Word ever given? By Logos, a manifestation, God in a Pillar of Fire coming down and giving the Word to the prophet: “Just think,” said Brother Branham, “the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word is here revealing the Word.” See, it’s got to because it is the Word.
[29-1] It is the Life that was in the Word. [That’s beautiful. It was the Life that was in the Word.] “My Words are spiritual, they are Life,” said Jesus who is the Christ. [All right. Now I’ll read on further here.]
[29-2] When Moses began His ministry in Israel with great signs [you see] Israel quickly gathered… all over Egypt… from all Egypt to Goshen, coming back to the homeplace, because they knew something was going to happen.… what a type. [Then down below, I won’t read it all, he sang the song, “They come from the East and West.”]
[29-3] Displaying the Token. “And I will raise him up at the last day.” Certainly. We’re in the days.
Now, we look at that especially here where it says that displaying the Token. Now the point is who is displaying the Token? God is displaying the Token.
The displayed Token is the sign of the Resurrection proving it is Resurrection hour. It couldn’t happen before Israel got back in the homeland. Now I got something to tell you about that later on.
[29-4] Now, the people gathering in Goshen… into Goshen. They were ready. They knew something was fixing to happen. They were… like… You take ducks when it is time for swarming, [and you know, moving out, bees swarm but ducks, you know they flock out.] they might run… together. When bees, everything else gets ready, there is some instinct draws them. [Like Brother Branham said, “Ten people in one place, in one mind; there will be a Rapture.”]
[29-5] The Holy Spirit draws the people. Oh, when it came time for the great wrath of God to fall… [Now he’s talking about the days of Noah.] There came two ducks male and female… two geese male and female.… two horses, male and female. Something another pulling them the predestinated. The rest of them perished. Oh! THE REST OF THEM PERISHED.
Now, let’s just take a look at this here, and first thing we note is that this message is judgmental. He warns the Token coming is judgment, though there is rest for the Bride: consolation, assurance, it doesn’t work that way for the lost.
Now notice, over here in 2 Thessalonians 1:
(01) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the [Presence] of our Lord Jesus Christ, [He’s already come and appearing as the Son of man] and by our gathering together unto him,
Now he tells you there’s a gathering together unto Him at the time of that Appearing. Now, let’s go to Malachi 4:1 and we know that one. This is the judgment.
(01) For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts… [and] leave them neither root nor branch.
(02) But unto you…the son of right… that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and [you’ll] go forth… as calves of the stall.
(03) And… tread down the wicked… they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD…
Now you know that’s a little bit of a period of time. Now there’s judgmental, now it tells you over here in Thessalonians that there’s going to be a gathering together.
Now let’s go a little bit further with this and we’re going to go to… oh, the 14th chapter of the Book of Revelation and I’m sorry just one of these problems I have, I’ll never get too much done 14 verse beginning…
(14) And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Now usually a person, the king doesn’t carry a sharp sickle; he carries a sword. So the sickle evidently is the Word of God; that’s what Revelation 19 says the same thing.
(15) …another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Notice, the harvest is ripe, the earth. Now the Bride is not of the earth, earthy, she is patterned after the Lord from heaven, and the Scripture tells us, the first man is of the earth, earthy, the second is the Lord from heaven. We got our citizenship, everything all changed.
(16) And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle [upon] the earth; and the earth was reaped.
(17) And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also [had] a sharp sickle. [To me this is the picture of the Spirit of the living God come… moving through the earth in the form of a messenger, like, like God’s always had a form.]
(18) And another [messenger] came… from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud [voice] to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in [the] sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; [Now remember, it says, notice, it says, they gather the clusters of the vine. Now that’s… you know what that is; that’s denominations. Remember, this is spiritual, not politics, but politics has got in, always does.]
(19) And the angel thrust in his sickle [in] the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. [The Great Tribulation.]
(20) And the winepress was trodden without the city, and [the] blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. [You’re back here to Armageddon.]
So you can see here that this message is strictly judgmental and it’s happening.
Now I’m going to get to Thessalonians, the 2nd chapter, and I want to leave that one verse, number 1 there, so let’s look at this here.…
(08) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, [that wicked one, that antichrist] whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his [Presence]: [It’s going to be confrontation. That’s when the saints come back with him.]
(09) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan [In other words, the very Presence is going to be Satan himself in a human body.] with all power and signs and lying wonders,
(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
(11) And for this cause God… [sends] strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Now who is it that doesn’t believe the lie? The Elect and when they’re gone there’s nothing left. So you see this is judgmental. There’s a division going on now and those that are taken will miss the wrath and those that aren’t taken will not miss the wrath. And it looks to me like even all the foolish virgin is gone by that time.
I can’t place it but I know one thing, Brother Branham went from chaff to tares. And when you go from chaff to tares, you have changed horses; you’ve changed life because absolutely tares do not have a chaff that said a wheat can come out of. So there’s a contradistinction here, there’s a vine of God that’s been taken, this is the vine of the earth. What is it? Cain. This is the children that came that way and his bunch. All right.
[30-1] But those who felt that tug to come in, they knew the ark was prepared. It was a token… there was coming a rain. They knew there was coming a rain. No matter what the display was and what other people thought…
In other words, what they thought of the ark didn’t bother those going in. It didn’t… you know it didn’t bother the ducks and the geese and the horses and the cows and things. It just bothers man. He thinks he’s got a right to certain things. He doesn’t have rights at all.
[30-1] …they knew… something inside of them said, “Get in here, right quick! Get into there! Because that is the only place that is going to be safe,” because God prepared a prophet.
You know, that’s… Brother Branham said, “A true sign overlooked is the prophet.” What would they say, “Just a minute, I believe the prophet is so obvious they can’t overlook it.” That is true; they will see him but they won’t comprehend what he’s all about.
Would they stop and say, “What is this all about anyway? What is going on here? Something is going on! I want to know.” Now if some people have that attitude and they’re not Elect; they’re just… It’s just too bad. But the Elect want to know. See?
[30-1] He sent the ark as a sign.
The prophet was the sign. A prophet is the prepared person. Brother Branham is telling you categorically, “You just don’t suddenly become God’s Johnny-on-the-spot; it starts before you’re born and it goes on and on until you are ready for the job that God has, and when you’re ready for that job, you’re completely,” as Brother Branham said, “in a tube; you become a bond slave to God.”
It took God eighty years to form Moses, but those last forty years, believe me, he certainly was the prophet of God.
And Brother Branham was formed, went through tribulations, trials, and pressures until 1963, and then when he was where God wanted him, when he would even take any secret to the grave, he could be perfectly trusted, then God gave him the secrets that we had to know in such a way the devil can’t change it. They’re all on tape.
There’s nothing the devil can do about this, it’s all vindicated. See, the devil cannot handle the Word of God. The Word of God was handled for the Elect. What more do you want? “Well, I want this, I want that.” Well, you want whatever you want, be my guest.
I’ve no problem. I’ve had enough to do with preachers and people as it is all these years I’ve lived now that anybody can do what he wants. I wouldn’t suggest you do it now around me necessarily but you do what you want. I’m not asking for trouble.
[30-1] …the rain was coming, judgment was coming, and they went… in… two by two… the animals went in, two by two into the ark, because they got… [and he said… it tapers off.] They needed no matter what the rest said… all outside of that ark perished. [That is true. See? In other words, we’re coming to a unity as Brother Branham said, “We’ll be one with that Word. We’ll know where the Word is taking us.” That’s true.]
[30-2] All outside of the token of the blood perished, everyone. And everyone outside of the Token of the Holy Ghost will perish. [Now that’s a definitive statement.] No matter how good, [That’s the foolish virgin.] how much of a church member… a lot of them in Noah’s… day… a lot… in the days of Moses, but a man that failed to apply the blood as the token… perished.
Only the Bride and the 144,000 make it, no one else at the end time because it’s closing out time. See? Now, at this hour then there’s a unity with the Word of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit, and we’re coming into that unity as it says, “At that day there’ll be a unity of mind and Word and love will be the capstone.
That will be our motivation also, living out the Word by the One living within.” That’s coming. That’s your stature of a perfect man also.
[30-3] Those who failed to go into the ark, perished. Those who fail to come into Christ… He is the Ark…“By one Spirit… are all baptized into one body…”The mystical not Church, but… mystical not the denominations, the mystical Body of Jesus Christ, by one Spirit, S-P-I-R-I-T… we are all immersed into… one Body.
That’s why he preached the union, the uniting time sign [The Uniting Time and Sign, 63-08-18], invisible union [The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, 65-11-25]. See? He said in there “that the Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.” Sure, that’s true because it’s a special way the Spirit is using Himself or dealing with Himself, dealing with people, working through a prophet. See?
[30-4] Then, the Token is on the door, for you are in Christ, and He was the One, your sacrifice [Well, He said, “I am the door.”] He stood the judgment; and when God looks upon that, God cannot do a thing. [See?]
[30-5] You’re just as safe as you can be, because God and Christ is the selfsame Person. The Spirit being made flesh and dwelt among us. And there is God, with His Ownself, and you, His Own children, into the Body. There you are. Not a chemical, but the Spirit. “I will pass over you.”
And that I think is pretty well, like Hebrews 2, I’ve used it many, many times. Let me just take that because I can’t quote It at this time. My mind’s drawing a blank on it, so there’s no use with me fooling with it. I’ll read it. Okay. It says,
(12) Saying, I will declare [my] name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
The Father and His family, the Father amongst us, the Holy Spirit, the children that He’s begotten unto eternal life; He is here and He’s going to be here to raise the dead and He’ll be amongst the whole true Church, the whole living Bride.
He will be, there’s no doubt about it. Then that Spirit that’s in our midst will take us up and then when it gets up to where the body is, Jesus Christ begins to come down which is all dimensional. Don’t even think about it. That Spirit incarnates Itself and that’s the time we crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords.
[30-6] They came from all Egypt together, into this one place, and so they could be under the token… [See? You got to come to this revelation. That’s all there is to it.] they might have come from Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Pentecostals, everything else, to get under the Token… like it was then.
Now those seven paragraphs that I’ve read there, the main keynote is God prepared a prophet. Never lose sight of the prophet! No prophet, no ark. No prophet, no exodus. No prophet, no going in. No prophet, no true sign. And He’s obligated by Amos when He’s going to do something to send a prophet.
Secondly, all who bypass Noah and Moses died. No prophet, no Token. That means there’s no safety for you. You cannot separate them. Now people will and they’ll do it all in the name of Jesus Christ and say, “I’m loyal to Jesus. Don’t tell me I need anybody. That’s as bad as having a pope.”
Well, I’m going to tell you something, the pope is not far off as far as the truth is concerned; it’s just he himself is a liar.
There is a vicar of Christ, one who stands in His stead. That’s the Holy Ghost and He in turn has a vicar and it keeps moving down, down, down, till everyone of you is a vicar where you represent Jesus Christ, become a testimony to Almighty God. Let’s not lose sight of truth, my brother, my sister, because people mess with it.
I’ll not stop drinking good pure water just because people throw gumboots and everything else in the river. No siree. Now this is going on today, right at this moment. Where are we being gathered? In the Message which is the Word which is Christ, because gathering to Him can only be by a living or currently going on Word, or on-going Word. So here we are. Okay.
Up on page 31.
[31-1] It was the Pillar of Fire… that represented them.
Now the Pillar of Fire represents us. We don’t stand on our own. We don’t have to present ourselves. We’re out of the picture. Just like when Israel killed the lamb and put the blood on the doorpost, they were out of the picture. Of what picture? Supplying redemption; the ticket was purchased. We’re on our way. See? We’re in the same position. See? It said,
[31-1] One told… another, another told another, another told another; first thing you know… they all began to come. They began to come, and they watched the sign of God. And they said, “Judgment is at hand.”
They watched the prophet and they said, “It’s got to mean something.” What does it mean? It means judgment. Now most people don’t want a prophet for judgment. They want a pat on the back, show me. God was the first prophet; He’s still His prophet, His own prophet and He never came down with a pat on the back. He came down with judgment, we’ve seen six thousand years of it. I’ve had enough of the sin that Adam put upon us.
But there’s the free grace of God as we did not do the sin that Adam did and we’re stuck with it, never did we pay the price that Jesus paid and we’re stuck with it, praise God. See?
[31-2] Then the prophet said, “I have heard from God. [And they said, “Ha, ha, you heard from God?” I just threw that in there. Brother Branham didn’t put that.] “I have heard from God. There will be a token. And you put the blood upon the door; slay the lamb, put the blood upon the door… that will be a token, because death is fixing to strike.”
Now notice the lamb had to die first; it’s Hebrews 6 time, running out, right down the line. All right, now, we’ll just read about three paragraphs here, the next paragraph.
[31-3] Let me tell you today, as His Servant, unless the Token is on the door, there is a spiritual death is going to strike, and all churches are headed back for the Council… the World Council of Churches. [What’s spiritual death? The second death, the lake of fire.] They’re all going back to Catholicism, and only those that are genuine, borned again, are going to stay out!
So that’s the truth. All right. Again the prophet and the Token are inseparable. You know, how many people have the Holy Ghost and say they believe this Message and carp about Brother Branham? You know, you know, there’s something inherently wrong there, very, very wrong. Okay.
Now, let me go back to Exodus 10: I got my [inaudible] I got my little note in here, right? Now where are we?
(28) And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day that seest my face thou shalt die.
(29) And Moses said, Thou has spoken well, I will see thy face again no more…
(04) And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
(05) And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill… all the firstborn of [the] beast.
(06) And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, not shall be… any more.
(07) But against… the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that [you] may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. [What was it? The Token.]
Then where is the Token? What’s the difference today? The Token. What Token? Whatever comes from That. Well, you say, “Well, how will I know?” Because you’ll agree with it. Where was the last line of defense till this moment?
Pentecost and they went to sensations and gifts and manifestations and the end time everything that is genuine can be imitated except they can never handle the Word. Now you say that leaves us in a pretty rough spot. It leaves you in a very rough spot.
You think God cannot out trick the devil? Can do it every day of the week. See? God puts it where these people cannot do a thing. It always betrays them on the Word. Now if we make mistakes the Word comes behind and corrects us. Word will never come behind them and correct them because they don’t have any Word to correct them because He is the Word. He’s the life within the Word, then He becomes manifested.
Now don’t rely… oh no, the next one.
[31-4] Remember, not you Pentecostal denominations, because they’re already in it, but they’re dead. [Now he’s… he’s saying now, said, “I’m not saying Pentecost is Bride,” he said, “You’ve missed it. You’re dead. You’re denominated.”] They… perished. They sacrificed; they went back; they put Him outside the door. But He is looking for the Token. Because, the only thing they relied upon, was speaking in tongues.
Now Pentecost came right up to the Token and fell back. You can’t tell them that but they did. See? They sacrificed. They came right up. Now what did the blood supply via the Holy Spirit to Pentecost? Restoration of gifts and the understanding of the baptism with the Holy Ghost though it had errors in it, the understanding.
Very few in Pentecost ever understood the baptism and the born again was the same thing. No, they followed the Macrossan theory, Presbyterian, you get the life of Christ to be born again and then you get power which is the Holy Spirit. So now we got two gods. If you ever get the Spirit of God, brother, not anointing but a genuine; you’ve got it. See how simple that makes it. How do I know? It agrees with every Word. Looks at it, says that’s it.
Now watch how it comes together. I’ll challenge any man living that say he believes this Message and brings this together except with the understanding of what we’re saying today. You say, “Why do you make that challenge?” Because I want to know if I’m right or wrong, show I’m wrong.
Don’t jump up and down and pray and talk about fruit and gifts and everything else; that’s the old Pentecostal hogwash. We’ve been through that. Start pulling that out of the bag. I’ll start naming names and saying things myself. Pot can’t call kettle black. That’s true. Then don’t start that… don’t start an action like that. “I’ve got this and the other guy’s got that.” Boast of some great character, some great thing you’ve done.
Hogwash! Let’s talk about this! That’s where it is, brother/sister, because salvation is of the Lord. It doesn’t say, “Come along, John, Joe, and Bill, I need you, or George and the rest.” He didn’t say that at all. “By whom took He counsel?” It’s hard to get that across. Okay.
[31-5] Don’t… rely upon… speaking in tongues… anything else, but… the Token itself… The Person… [Now what’s he call It?] The Person of Jesus Christ, His Own Life, in you. Circumcised not just this, that, but circumcise your whole being, ‘til you and Christ are One. Christ… in you, and His Life lives out through you.
Now what’s he saying there is that this is the stature of the perfect man. This is where you have all your roots in the Holy Ghost, where every virtue lies in the Holy Spirit and it’s in you not just in potential, it is real, it is there and it wants to come to full fruitage and as you come up, you come up to the place where God is in control and that’s when God’s in you, over you, and we all become one in God. I’m holding out for that, brother/sister.
Now I’m preaching it and you know I’m not preaching it hard but I’m holding it up for your inspection, your understanding. Growing up into the Holy Ghost where all these things we’re putting to one side, they’re not worth anything anyway. They’re not worth it.
You say, “Brother Vayle, I believe I’m honest.” You think at this point you are honest; you wait till you get to where I’m talking about. You and I will be honest. We talk about we’re this, we’re that, upright. You’ll find out that that you were just coming up that ladder.
There’s going to be a Bride here, brother/sister, that’s not a credit to God in the sense, hey look at me because look what I’ve done with what Jesus gave me but you’re looking at a masterpiece of Christ life, like de Vinci made the statue of Moses and it was so real, a masterpiece, he said, “Speak.”
And Brother Branham said, “The Bride in the last days wouldn’t speak until she heard from God.” And you know when the tongue is bridled, that tongue says the same thing, the Word, because there’s a motivation and you know you got a perfection there, brother/sister. Progressive in the Holy Spirit till we go right up into where He’s in control.
[31-6] Now, now, from all Egypt… And look, now as we see what they did. As we see the time appearing, we’re commanded to do the same thing. Do you know that? Watch what the prophet said.
[31-7] And we’re going to read… Hebrews 10. And if you want to read with me… [That’s fine. Now he reads chapter 10, to verse 26.] For if we sin wilfully after… we have received… if we sin wilfully after… we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins…
Now watch! There’s a sacrifice for sin evidently, then there’s a knowledge of truth that goes with it, and if you turn down the truth there’s not a further sacrifice. You see what I’ve been teaching all these years, I’m right on exactly what the prophet is bringing out here.
This is the condemnation, though condemnation has been lifted by the death of Jesus Christ, the sprinkling of Blood. It is only potential. It doesn’t do you one bit of good; you are not in that covenant until you’re full of the Holy Spirit which brings Life and a Light that proceeds the Life that brought that Light is where you receive like this here in the day of Paul and of John. Well, we’ll get into that.
Look! He said, “There remains no more sacrifice when you turn down the Word.” In other words, to refuse Light is to refuse God, and Light is revealed Word, or the revelation of the Word and only Logos by a prophet can do it. See now if you want it, we’re talking now of the ultimate, we’re talking about that which is absolute Life. Now until this hour you were forgiven.
It wasn’t obligatory to be one with that Word in a revelation because the revelation was not given and you could come up under the Lamb and you had your measure, but today is different. He Himself is here, not in flesh but in the form of the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire. Now he’s got to have a prophet.
Now you know I’ve read you time after time out of Matthew 23, so let’s go back to Matthew 23. A certain brother said he likes the way I taught because I always crisscrossed back and forth and bring the truth out, so many Scriptures. Well, that’s good. Now he said 34 verse…
(34) Wherefore, behold, I send… you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
(35) That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel [to] the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
(36) Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. [or this breed of people; I’ll explain that later.]
(37) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them [that] are sent unto [you], [that’s the prophets] how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not.
(38) Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Now he said, “Look, I would have gathered you.” How? By prophets, by the Word. So our gathering together at the last day is through a prophet with the Word, and we’ve come right to Logos, we’re to Himself. See?
That’s why you find today people that come into this Message from literally raw heathenism, where others have struggled and right now some of you younger people have a struggle; it’s what you came up under that’s killing you but the raw heathen come in.
I love those raw heathen Catholics; they are my favorite friends. I don’t care what you do. Greek Orthodox or what or some raw… Well, I don’t care as long as they’re not Pentecostal. You can… you better watch it there. You get these heathens… they just like that they get it. And look at their lives… overnight.
You say, “My God, what have these people [inaudible]” They’re born again. Where was the sensation? They just knew.
Why they don’t have any trouble? I think I know what I’m talking about. I better know what I’m talking about. You better rest assured I do know what I’m talking about. I’ve gone many a weary mile. Not that it did me any good, hopefully something will come out of it, come out of the old rat nest. See? Okay.
[31-7] But a certain fearful looking for of judgment… [Now notice it’s fearful. Not that it’s a certain kind but it’s certain, a positive] looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversary. [Now what’s the adversary? He’s covertly in opposition or contrary to God. He’s a real hypocrite, a make-believer.] He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
You got two right there, then you got a third in us. Somebody took what’s being said. Then where did death come in? Death comes in right now; we’ve got two witnesses. Only need two. That’s right, all you need is two; you got two humans, the prophet and us got the eternal.
[31-7] Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and… done despite unto the Spirit of God?”
Now let’s read that out of Wuest’s translation:
(26) For if we go on sinning willfully after we have received the full knowledge of the truth… [It happened back in Moses’ day, happened back in Noah’s day, happened in Jesus’ day, happened in Paul’s day, but this is… now it’s happening in our day.] the full knowledge of the truth…
Now Paul had a full revelation but not the really full revelation; he had an understanding of what was coming at the end, of the Spirit coming but he couldn’t tell us what it was. Now he couldn’t lawfully utter it. He could have had it but he couldn’t bring it forth to the people. I don’t know where that stops and starts. Let it go. All right. A full revelation, a full knowledge of the truth, no longer for sin… no.
(26) For if we go on sinning willfully after having received a full knowledge of the truth, no longer for sins does there remain a sacrifice, [It’s a Scripture runs right through,]
(27) But a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation, which is about to be devouring the adversary. [Notice the language, about to be. It’s an ongoing process right now to get us in the Rapture and destroy the world. Now understand that.]
(28) Anyone who has set aside Moses’ law, without mercy, upon the evidence of two or three witnesses, dies:
(29) By how much do you think… by how much do you think shall he be thought worthy of sorer punishment who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has considered the Blood of the testament a common thing by which he was set apart for God and His service, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
You see, they claim the Blood but it doesn’t work without the Token because the Token is the spirit of grace. God’s present manifested grace, the grace of the Blood was… Look, that was manifested two thousand years ago. What is the grace today?
“Behold, I send you Elijah, the prophet,” so I don’t have to destroy them. Well, the people say, “Well, oh God, won’t destroy.”
God will destroy. What makes people think they can tell God what to do? Yet everyone of them is stupid trying to do it. Trying to bribe God. Trying to argue with God. Trying to appease God. Try this.
No, you and I can’t do a thing but just knuckle under and say God give us mercy, get me back to the Word somehow. They made it a common thing, like a common denominator. No! You got to receive the Holy Spirit.
(30) For we know the One who said, To me the meting out of full justice belongs. I will recompense.
What did he do just here? Who came down? The Judge! What is that? Judge! My, look it, you got to understand this, brother/sister.
(30) For we know the One who said, To me, out of the meting… of justice belongs. [Not just justice, full justice.] I will recompense. [That’s the widow that cried to the judge. How much more shall God recompense and avenge?] And again, The Lord will judge His people.
Two judgments going on: the one for the wicked ends up at the White Throne, ours has ended now. How can God go back on His Word that the prophet said, “You’re the righteous, sinless, virgin Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ; you didn’t do it at all?”
(31) It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
What does it mean? Look it, when God comes on the scene, there’s glory and there’s wrath. A person can say what he wants but that’s exactly as it is.
[32-1] Ministers, member, good man, moral man, whatever you are, and you know that God has taken cigarettes from you. Women, you know He has taken shorts, short hair, and everything from you. You know He did that, but then if you turn around, and do despite, and count the Blood of the covenant as, was an unholy thing, that sanctified you and brought you this far…
Now did you stop short? See? Now you say, “How can a man count it an unholy thing?” Because you don’t relate and associate with understanding it was the blood in human form of that One. So what do you make of it? Something other than that.
Then if it’s other than that then what kind of a blood was it? It won’t do you any good. See, no sir, you’ve got to associate and understand at this hour, before it didn’t matter. This hour you got to know better. See? Now people can say what they want; I’m not here to argue with anybody. I just preach what the prophet said.
[32-2] Like the spies, if they came right up here to the borderland, looked over, and said, “Well, I know it is there, but the obstacle is too great. We look like grasshoppers.” They perished in the wilderness. Borderline believers.
In other words, the Message brought us the stature of Christ, of a perfect man, it brought us revelation, it brought us relationships which we’ll get into later on… which we won’t today, I’ll never, no way I’m going to do it. See? People look and say; “Well, I’d like that but is it really true that I can have it?” See? “Can I as a person I am get it?”
Now let’s go back to Hebrews again. The 4th chapter I’m sure is what I want. Now look, he’s talking about the ones with whom Moses was grieved and God was grieved and they died in the wilderness. And the 4th chapter says,
(01) Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you… seem to come short…
It means believe that you missed it. He’s warning right here, look, don’t get that spirit on you that you’re not one of them and you’re going in.
Now in the light of the presentation that Brother Branham has given us concerning a Bride of this hour it looks as though we don’t have a prayer but it’s not in our hands; it’s in God’s hands and God has got a Bride and that Bride is going to be what God said she is, and though we don’t look for great things in the sense of what our understanding is, we look for what God’s Word said and he said, “Look, if there’s in your town, a group of people that say they believe the Message, or maybe nobody, you believe that you’re the one that’s going to make it.”
Now that doesn’t put anybody out but you believe you’re going to make it, and you’ll say, “Well, I can’t do that.” You say, “We look like grasshoppers. It’s a great thing out there but I don’t think we can make it. I don’t have what it takes.”
Nobody has what it takes. Who can roll the River Jordan back? Who can make the walls of Jericho fall down? See, people aren’t looking at this. Who could bring a Shout? God brought His Own Shout. Who’s going to raise the dead? God’s going to raise the dead. Who’s going to get us up there? God’s going to get us up there? See?
In other words, our ability lies in Christ and Christ has proven Himself faithful; we’re identified. In other words, “The Pillar of Fire represents us,” as Brother Branham said. I read it to you this morning.
[32-3] Don’t just come this far and say, “I believe the Message.” YOU OBEY THE MESSAGE. [And what is our great obedience? Faith! You can’t get off the ground until first of all you believe and then believing then begins to prove it.] YOU OBEY THE MESSAGE. Come into Christ.…
That’s first of all you believe the Word, you believe this is true, then you’re a candidate for the baptism with the Holy Ghost. If you don’t believe it, it proves you’re no candidate. Why? Because you’ve got nothing there to receive it! Now you say what you want but that’s the truth. If that seed’s not in there, forget it!
Oh, now look it here, go to the ground there. Say, “I don’t like that ground.” Okay, bring in the best fertilizer under heaven. Okay, you’ve got the land just fantastic. It is perfect and you got a grain of corn and you didn’t know it was hybrid, no life in it. It’s plumb dead, it can’t reproduce itself. Then you put the best water on, you get the best sunshine, everything is there, and what it… it just rots.
Now you can be right in the midst of saying, “Hey, look at that,” shaken stem from stern but if it’s not that seed in there, you didn’t have representation back there, you don’t have it now.
In other words, plain and simple, if you didn’t have it back there when God first came as a Pillar of Fire and again the Light moving out to manifest Itself, you don’t have it now in this day with the same Pillar of Fire because you weren’t in there. Now that’s all there is to it, that’s the prophet’s Message. That’s all I’m going to preach. See?
[32-4] That is good, he said… that is just being able to read. Take the Message. Take it into your heart, that you must have the Token. And the very Life that was in Christ, be in you. When I see that Life, I will pass over… [It’s adoption time, brother/sister, revelation time. Come on.]
[32-5] As we see the great end-time signs on earth, today, we know that that is right. Now look, I’ve waited for… a long, long time, for this Message… to get this Message to you, and you’ve seen the end-time signs. And I’ve preached it to you, and showed it to you by everything that Christ said. Is that right? [You] admit that. At the end-time, I don’t see anything left.
Now Brother Branham knew the condition of the church, his people knew all about it. See? There’s nothing left. See? This is where this age is. It’s decision time. It’s hot or cold. Right? And it’s either life or death. It’s the true vine or the false vine, true seed, serpent seed, whatever way you want to put it. I might not go as far as serpent seed and all the way down the line but it sure looks like it.
[32-7] In Israel, when the trumpet sounded in that Jubilee Year, every man… Did you notice Christ… reading that? He just read half of it, just because… half of it was applied [at] that time, see. “He sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, preach deliverance and so forth, and the acceptable year of the Lord.” The rest of it, He never read that; He laid the Scroll down, for that is for this day. He just read part of it…
[33-1] Now, this is what He is going to do today. This is what He is speaking through His anointed Spirit in the Church today. Now is that hour. Now is the time to receive it… receive it, [people.]
So let’s go to Isaiah 61 and read it. We won’t just talk about it, of course, we all knew that Scripture anyway. Okay…
(01) The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are [blind];
(02) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, [That’s the first time. Now what about this time?] and the day of [the] vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
(03) To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Now he goes on and tells you this is the Bride. This is what He is doing in this hour. See? The day of vengeance, the day of the Lord, but it’s also the day of Elijah, the day of the Pillar of Fire, the day of comforting those that mourn, see, to give them appointment, the accoutrements that make up the understanding of a marriage where a woman coming under a… the headship of the man for her life as her provider, her everything, he’s just everything to her. That’s what it is right now. See? It’s going on.
Now that’s at this hour. This is what He’s doing today and Brother Branham said, “Receive it.” He’s telling them flat, “Look it, you can read this what took place and you say you believe it then why not believe this?” That’s what he’s telling them.
Sure, you know he is. You tell me somebody turns that first part down. Ha, they won’t turn that down. They… oh, they lavish everything about it and they haven’t got it. No covenant holds without the great Covenant Himself, the great Covenanter, God Himself, the Token. See? Pardon me.
[33-2] Watch! We see the great end-times, the flashing red lights everything everywhere; upon nature we see nature flashing the light. The time is at hand. We see it upon the church flashing light; she is condemned. The time is at hand. She is in the world. We see it upon the skies, upon the sea, upon the nations, upon everywhere, in the sun, moon, stars, signs. We see the end-time signs of the Holy Ghost, return back upon the people.
Absolutely, Matthew 12, doing the same works. That’s where that flange was on the pyramid. When the prophet comes, it caps it right off and says this is all you get now through human vessels, and the great One comes down upon it.
That’s not Rapture. That’s Presence. That’s Appearing. Sure, brother/sister, sure, sure, sure, don’t let anyone sell you short. That’s why He came as the Pillar of Fire the first time to the Apostle Paul, He’s Omega, He’s Alpha, he was Alpha back there, now He’s Omega.
[33-3] As it was in the days of Lot, how the Holy Spirit worked through… human flesh, there that was God manifested in flesh. [Now that’s the prophet God manifested in flesh.] How God would manifest Himself in His Bride, in that day, and show the same sign.
Well, how did God manifest Himself in a Bride? The Bride did it? Hogwash! The prophet did it. Oh, people love to mess this up and say… Oh come on. Does anybody got any thoughts here? Different from what I’m saying? Just give me one sign, please.
Well, if you can’t do anything then give me a dollar sign, I’ll pass the plate. Oh, merciful heaven, what’s the matter with people? I don’t need your money; you don’t need my money; we need God.
Do you see what I’m talking about? Just because a sign has been given, brother/sister, you don’t need any more signs. He said, “The Bride saw her last sign, the Church saw its last sign in discernment,” which is small stuff in the eyes of most people.
They’re like the Church of Christ when the little girl was absolutely healed; they said, “Well, we thought maybe you’d come and we’d cut her hand and you’d heal it.” Oh, the Church of Christ?
You talk about absolutely morbid deception, the church of the devil; come on, let’s put it where it belongs. Weren’t they tempting God in doing a thing like that? Well, come on. Let’s get the thing where it belongs, I don’t care how much you and I mouth the name of Jesus, talk pretty talk; look, that’s hypocrisy, that’s not God.
How God would manifest Himself in His Bride in that day and show the same signs. Well, who showed the sign. William Branham showed the sign. That’s how the Bride… Didn’t he say, “If my hand does it, my body does it?” He said, “If he did it, the Bride does it.” But put it where it belongs, put it in the order.
[33-3] Jesus said… “the same… will be in the last days.” [What last days? Where did he say that? Matthew 12, Matthew 4.] We see the same Pillar of Fire. Even science has taken… pictures of it, and so forth. We see the end-time signs are at hand. We know it’s here. And then seeing this, if you believe me IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, BELIEVE THE SIGNS! BELIEVE THE WORD! for they speak of what I’m telling you. [In other words, that’s his vindicated authority to give the Word. Very good.]
[33-4] Now if I’m not telling you the Truth, they would never speak back. Because God will never speak to a lie.
That’s right. God’s got integrity. Do you think God’s going to back up somebody’s word that is not His Word? well, now we might back up our word that’s not our word if somebody stuck a gun under us.
But you stick a gun in God’s face. How are you going to reach God? Well, if you want to know something, know it through the prophet; know it the way God gave it. If you could… Look it, this is revelation, brother/sister, not education.
[33-4] God speaks the Truth. And these words are testifying that I’m telling you the Truth. They are the ones that testify of the Message that I’m preaching. Not only the Angel down yonder on the river that day,… said, “Your message will forerun the second coming of Christ,” the works itself…
What if he had come back and said, “Hey, I’ll tell you all about that Light that you’re seeing down there.” Do you think people would really believe that? Well, they’d have no reason to believe it. Moses knew that.
“Why,” he said, “I can’t go down and tell them people.”
He said, “You can when I give you the signs.”
“Oh,” he said, “okay, give me the signs.” They were convinced.
Now but you got a bunch of sign seekers in Pentecost they wouldn’t believe any sign unless it was their sign; that’s the dollar sign, you might as well admit the truth there, I’ve been to their meetings.
[33-4] If you can’t believe that Angel told the truth, believe the works, for the Bible said these things would happen at the end-time. They are they that testify. They’re the ones that speak louder than my words, or anyone else’s. It is His Word. They testify of the time.
It is this time. Now Jesus did that. And they said, “We can’t believe that. This guy is Beelzebub. He’s the other one.” See? Now, people refuse the prophet but have no right to refuse the works. What are you going to do about that, see? Or they attribute the works to Satan to get out of their pinch and they get into a bigger bind that ever.
[33-5] We see these great, horrible end signs upon the people… end time signs upon the people and signs of the time upon the earth, and distress between the nations. We see Israel in her homeland, the ensign, the six star point, [the six-pointed star] the Star of David flying, the oldest ensign in the world, the oldest flag in the world. She is a nation; she’s a government; she is her own people; she is in the League of Nations… [United Nations;] she has got her own currency, she’s got everything.
[34-1] Jesus said, “This generation shall not cease, until everything be fulfilled.” And remember, the very night that Israel was made a nation, that is the night The Angel of The Lord appeared to me right yonder. That is right.
Now, generations, okay, Luke 3 and we’re going to look at verse 7…
(07) Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
(33) Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
(34) O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. [That’s Jesus himself, just like John, same spirit. All right.]
(15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [See that’s over there from Hebrews.]
(16) [You] shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
(17) Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree [brings] forth evil fruit.
(18) A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
(19) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(20) [Therefore] by their fruits [you] shall know them.
Now notice in each case he is talking about fruit. In each case he’s talking about generations. So the word ‘generation’ here does not necessarily mean ‘a span of time’, it can mean ‘a kind’ or ‘a variety’, so therefore, what you see in Israel put in there by politics that is not going to cease, it’s going to come at that time.
So let’s not look for hours and try to figure well, the angel came in ‘47, he came in this, he did this and the other thing, and let’s try to figure how many years this, how many years that.
Forget it! Forget it! What’s going on is going to go on, just like it’s going on right now everywhere. The separation with us is going on right now; we’re getting ready to get out of here, one taken, one left. See? It’s going on with Israel, the same thing. So this generation will not cease, that’s what It says. It just makes sense; it lines right up.
[34-2] There we all are. Everything is pointed up exactly the Truth. I have not lied to you. I have told you the Truth. God has testified that I’ve told you the Truth. [That’s very important to understand that, brother/sister, vindicated message.] Now, remember, I’m your brother; I’m a man… just a man, just like you… but somebody has got to bring it; somebody has got to say it. That wasn’t my choice, that was His choice. And I’ve told you the Truth, and He has testified right back that it is the Truth.
And people say, “Just a minute, we don’t like that. We’ll form a company.” Not knowing that the president of South Africa one day said, “If Moses had been a committee, Israel still would be in Egypt.”
That’s the way it is, let’s face it. You can’t beat that for the truth, brother/sister. That may not be in the Bible but the prophet indicated, now if he said something like that it might as well be in the Bible.
[34-3] And we see these things upon the earth today oh, people, this is the last hour. Get that Token over you, quickly as you can, or you get into the Token; get in the Token. [That is get into Christ, the body of Christ.]
[34-4] As we see the great ensign of the time at hand, warning us: the time is at hand… Oh, take this solemnly. We should love one another. [Now here he’s really exhorting, brother/sister and watch that stature. We should love one another.] Oh, my. We should be so in love. Don’t ever speak evil against one another. If somebody makes a mistake, pray for him, right quick. We are together in this, with God. [In other words, mend all fences, don’t wait, because who knows what hour you’re taken or that person is taken or the thing is all over. See?]
[34-5] We are brothers and sisters. Oh, live godly. Live like daughters of God. Live like sons of God. Live sweet, kind, humble. [Now you can’t do that by yourself.] Let no evil come into your mind in your thinking; just dismiss it. If it knocks on the door, take it away, just say just show your Token… keep walking. “I’m under the Blood.”
[34-6] Remember, there’s a lot of them came by those women that night, and say, “Hey, girlie, Lily, come out, come on out, some of you,… we’re going to a party… .”
[34-7] “Uh uh, I’m under the Blood. I’m under the Token to stay here. My love is to my Maker. Death is in the land tonight.” [Now that’s… this is a stern warning at this time.]
[34-8] Death is in the land, today. Judgment is waiting; she is pending atomic, bombs, and hydrogen bombs, and all kinds of disaster… waiting for the nations. And God is moving His church and showing all… [That’s all He needs to show.] We been keeping up the Lamb up… for quite awhile, watching, seeing what He is doing, [Well, who is This One? The Lamb in Spirit form. He’s proving Himself, He’s done it for years and He’s] watching His nature and everything, but now the Token has got to be applied. It has got to be applied. That is the only thing. “Except a man be born of the Spirit and of water, He will in no wise enter in.”
See? In other words, you see, the Lamb will soon become a Lion. That’s right. Rending and tearing, it will soon be over. See? Now his ministry proved the Token, everything proved the Token and then he talks about that life. Many people say we don’t believe in life here, how wrong they are. That’s the greatest desire in my heart, not the things they think.
To teach that is simply a gift, anybody could do that, but to have a life, growing up unto Him in genuine fullness that’s a different thing.
[34-9] You should love one another. Believers should separate themselves from the world. Don’t just take it… lightly now. [Don’t take it lightly.] Now, you people that is listening to… tape, you women, you man, you listen a minute. If you ever believed me, you believe it now. It is time… to quit fussing with one another. Believe the message of the Bible. Believe Jesus Christ, love, honor, and respect one another.
[35-1] Men respect your wives; you respect your home. Bring your home together, because, you remember, this… remember, this Lamb was for the home, not just one. [Now watch how the Token is applied; it’s all in here, see.] Your whole home, too, had to be brought in, everything had to be brought in. We should love one another, and believers… separate themselves from the world.
Now there’s the thing right there, parents who cannot love your kids living in the world. Now if they want to go out and do things, you’ve got to love them because someone else will love them if you don’t. See, Brother Branham went through that. Everybody’s got to go through it as a family.
You got it… just like I say here; you stand for the defense of the gospel. You don’t let people say, “Well, I don’t believe what you people down there, you’re wrong. You got to apologize to us.” Look it, they’ve made us liars, hypocrites, everything. We didn’t do one thing. Never went near them.
They want us now to take all the blame. Yes, I’ll take the blame for preaching God’s truth. I’m set for the defense of the gospel and you better be set forth, too. Now that doesn’t mean you back off from this Word, brother/sister, but then you don’t go out fussing and fighting. Forget it. It’s water over the dam, under the bridge, there’s no fish anymore, forget it. See?
[35-2] Notice, they were not… yet come together to talk about… now look. Notice, they were not yet just yet come together to talk about the message. They came… to apply the blood, to apply the token…
But when you have applied the Token, then you come and you talk the Message according to Malachi 3:16. And when you do that’s all you got interest in. They think we’re in a little groove, because we teach as Brother Branham… Oh well yes, I’ll never get to it today, but I got my note sin here where he tells about… he says about evening time. We’re on the beam, brother/sister, or I missed my guess and I’m not guessing.
[35-3] Pastor Neville, and to this congregation, trustees, deacons, to you brethren, it is time that we laid aside all the foolishness of the world… laid aside everything else. We’ve seen enough now, that we’re positive, sure… the Token must be applied.
Now remember, He appeared in 1933, the Angel came in 1946, and he died in 1965. Nineteen years in one place and thirty two in the other. How long has God been delaying? How long will He delay before He brings up the dead? I don’t know. That’s His business but this generation shall not pass away, eating, drinking, marrying, buying, selling, this, that, all around the world.
No concern, but the Bride had better get concerned because every day we’re one day nearer home and one day nearer to judgment, one day nearer when we face the Mercy Seat which is good and placement. What have we done with the life He gave us? What have we done in our lives? It’s time to clean up, not to sit back and try to make waves.
Remember a man’s life does not consist of the abundance of the things he possesses and remember; Paul warns us absolutely and very carefully, happy is the man that condemneth not himself with the things that he alloweth. See, all things are lawful, all things are not expedient, all things are lawful, I will not be brought under bondage to any.
We are constantly fumbling that one, brother/sister. It’s time to make a dedication and concentration and we’re in position to do it. “Oh,” you say, “that looks hard.” It’s lukewarm condition, all these pressures.
That’s exactly what the spies said, and what was it? They had twelve spies, I forget. They had twelve and ten turned back. They wouldn’t take it, twelve, ten, two took it, the rest of them wouldn’t. There’s a very big percentage, brother/sister; that miss this here what we’re talking about.
We’re trying to see the whole complex of this message, not just one side. See? And I don’t do much pastoring, you can understand I neglect one side but I’m trying to catch up to a certain degree.
[35-4] Without it, you’re going to perish… That is the only thing. Oh, don’t come together, say, “I believe it.” Get beneath it. Get into it. How to do it? By one Spirit we’re baptized into the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ. Everybody believe, with all your heart… [Then he says,] He was not responsible for anyone out from under it.
[35-6] But you believe. Get beneath it. Israel didn’t come together to say, “Let’s all go over to Goshen, today. We’ll drive up to Goshen. You get on your camel… take the ox cart… we’ll go to the Joneses… the Goldberg’s, and we’ll… go up to Goshen. And you know what? Moses is going to speak up there.”
He’s talking about himself now. Don’t come just for the crowds, see, don’t come just for the meetings. Don’t come for the signs. You come and get what’s real, and then he talks a bit there…
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