Trees, Books, And Fountains #13
Shall we Pray
Heavenly Father, again we want to express our appreciation, our gratitude, Lord, for giving us a part in the Message of this last day, this last hour, Lord. Surely it has been good for us, Father. It has illumined our hearts and our minds, and given us an understanding of real salvation, and how the Blood is applied and what the sacrifice is.
All of these things, Lord, make us to know Your Word is so correct that though You love the world, Your own cosmos, and all cosmos, that You gave Your only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. You brought Him that we might not have condemnation. Yet there is condemnation because men have loved darkness rather than light.
Father, we know that we are in the light. We’re believing it, and we know therefore the Blood applies to us, in all its aspects, all of its views, Lord. And we’re so grateful for it. Help us, Lord, to understand more of You and Your ways, this morning. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now, in the last two messages on Fountains, we dwelt on the shedding of the blood of the lamb, particularly as it typed its present-day efficacy to us. And we are using, particularly (as we said last night) Zechariah 13:1, which mentions that the fountain had been opened “unto the house of David for sin and uncleanness, and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem”.
Definitely letting us know that this particular fountain, opened, was for the benefit of us in order to stand redeemed and free before Almighty God. And as we took that, we took it to the time of Moses in the Exodus where we saw the blood was not applied to the mercy seat. It was applied to the lintels and to the door posts. And it was particularly given to the first-born.
And, you’ll notice, that Adam was the first-born of God, in the sense of the human race, because he is the son of God. The Bible tell us that distinctly. We make no mistake about it. We have our lineage in him. He was the first-born of God. Now, right away the blood was shed for him in order that he might have a communion.
But, you notice, he wasn’t able to go to the Tree of Life and receive immortality. He couldn’t come and get a part of the resurrection at that time. And we see Jesus, the only-begotten Son of God. And he’s the first-born, in the other sense of the word, because he was before time. He was before beginnings; the Bible teaches that.
Brother Branham concurred, absolutely, by divine revelation with John 17, lest people would deny that Jesus was the Son of God and had a pre-existence. We can’t explain all these things but we know it. And this ‘only begotten’ which means ‘born in a certain way that no other son was ever born, nor ever will be’, he was the first-born one and he died upon Calvary, shedding his Blood in order that we could become like a first-fruit unto him.
So we have, then, a Bride, as we found in the Book of Hebrews. We read it last night Hebrews 12:23 “Unto the church of the first-born, the assembly of God, the New Jerusalem”… all of those things. And we see, then, that the Blood has a special application for us: we’re getting out of here, brother/sister. And we know the application is special because we’ve got vindication. The Pillar of Fire is leading us, the same as in that day, guaranteeing the Presence of Almighty God.
Now, that’s what we looked at last night. And I don’t know if you caught it, because, I know some things I said very rapidly, and went over Scripture; you might not have gotten it. But I want you to understand that, and put yourself in a position, realize that you are one nation under God coming out of Babylon. A kingdom of priests and kings unto God.
The Blood of Jesus Christ protecting us. The Pillar of Fire leading us. These things we understand. We know that they are true, because we have passed from faith, right past hope, into knowledge, which comes under love. God, absolutely giving us a scientific knowledge. As Brother Branham said, “Science proves it”. Of course, Science (so-called) laughs! They’re not interested. But we are. So, all right.
In the two messages, we dwelt on that , “the fountain opened unto the house of David for sin and uncleanness”. But then, we found over in Psalms 36:9 and two places in Jeremiah, where the Scripture says, “For with thee is the fountain of life”. And it’s speaking, here, in a different term, I believe, entirely.
And in Jeremiah it says the same thing, where it says [Jeremiah 2:13], “They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have hewed them out cisterns”… which even the cisterns are broken. They have nothing of value to them. So, here we find God declaring Himself, that He is the fountain of Life.
And brings us to see, therefore, that salvation is not actually of God, so much as it is God Himself intervening Himself for sinners. And He alone is Savior. So, therefore, you must have Him before you have salvation. You cannot simply say that I am looking at salvation as a derivative. That is horrible! You can’t do that. You are looking at salvation; it lies in a Person which is in the Person of God Himself.
So, then, we say, here, that salvation is not actually of the Lord, so much as salvation is the Lord. And He is intervening Himself. That’s what the Scripture actually says: that He interposed Himself. And He does interpose Himself on the behalf of sinners, because He’s the only Savior there is. And if He doesn’t do it, how is it going to be done? Because, He’s the only one that can do it. It’s a Person.
He alone is called Jehovah, (see?) manifesting every facet of redemption. Not only delivering His sons from servitude, but eventually positioning them in thrones of the highest government with dominion over the cosmos of God, as God inspires them and empowers them. This, of course, is the New Jerusalem in the new heavens and the new earth, with the Lamb on the Throne, and the Pillar of Fire above the Throne.
And, you notice, we keep repeating that because you must become aware of it; I must become aware of it. That’s the benefit of coming to church. That’s the benefit of talking in your homes. That’s the benefit of talking to each other, until you get carried away with that; that the Life of it begins to take over. Now, you think it doesn’t work.
Let me tell you: nothing else does work, because God is in His Word, and His Word must be in the vessel!
I don’t want to yell and shout. Last night I just sort of… I wasn’t really bawling you out. I was just making some very heavy statements, because I’m that kind of a preacher. And I say it for myself, maybe more than I do for you. Because, hey! I want to get out of here and I want to go there. I want to be a part of it.
And I say, “Well, if you want to tag along, fine. I’ve got to get there somehow”. And it’s no longer a part of my own mind, my own body, my own emotions. It’s, did God mean it or didn’t He mean it? Now, we’ve got the proof of it. See, it’s out of our hands. I stand with Brother Branham… absolutely, categorically: if we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there somewhere.
There’s something that answered back to Reverend William Branham, prophet of God! You can say what you want. You say, “Why do you get vehement?” Because it’s the same Spirit the prophet had. The same vehement Spirit, knowing something is there. You can’t explain it! But something is there, and you can believe it. Absolutely.
Now, just let us think of what a fountain is, to begin with.
“A fountain is definitely not, of itself and by itself, a prime source. (In other words, a fountain is a fountain because it simply is a fountain, and that’s all there is. It is not a prime factor or a prime force.) Without a reservoir of water and attendant conditions, there would be no fountain. For, a fountain is a flow of water which rises from the depth of the earth by a force greater than gravity, and by certain regulatory or limiting encasements that causes it to surface rather than dissipate below the ground.”
Now, that’s what a fountain is. And you can say what you want, but that’s the truth. A fountain of itself, you don’t look at it as a prime source. You’ve got to go beyond it, what’s behind it. And what’s behind it is a reservoir of water. And it’s coming up through the earth, and certain factors cause it to come forth above the earth, so that it doesn’t dissipate below the surface thereof.
“Then, if God calls Himself ‘a fountain of Life’ and we apply to God what we see in nature, which we can do, according to Romans 1:19-20 (God can be seen in nature); and according to Brother Branham, he said the same thing, we can safely say, that the ‘vast ocean Life-God’ is restricted to a certain limited path, to a certain exact location.
And by its own power and authority, comes to a position of availability or manifested flow that gives whoever is there the opportunity to recognize what it encounters and receive it. While, on the other hand, that which is without a choice, which is the other zoe of God, all the rest of it in nature apart from mankind, receives it sovereignly of God, whether it wants to or not.”
Do you understand what I read? Do you want me to read it again? Okay, let me read it again, because all these are written down very carefully. Let me start at the beginning:
“A fountain is definitely not of itself and by itself a prime source. Without a reservoir of water and attendant conditions (or attending conditions, or some extraneous factor which is necessarily there… limitations, call it whatever you want, conduit), there would be no fountain. For, a fountain is a flow of water which rises from the depth of the earth by a force greater than gravity, and by certain regulatory or binding encasements causes it to surface rather than dissipate itself below the ground”. (All right.)
“Then, if God calls Himself ‘a fountain of Life’ and we apply to God what we see in nature and we’re entitled to do so by the Apostle Paul and the prophet William Branham, we can safely say that the ‘vast ocean God-Life’ is restricted to a certain limited path, to a certain exact location. And by its own power and authority comes to a position of availability, or manifested flow that gives whatever is there the opportunity to recognize what it encounters, and receive it.
(And that’s the human race.) While on the other hand, that which is without choice, which is the rest of nature… (Animals don’t have a choice. The trees and the birds don’t have a choice. The rocks, and all these things don’t have a choice.) which is called the zoe apart from humanity, receive it by the sovereignty of God whether it wants it or not.”
And that’s the Scripture. Because, all nature is waiting upon man who alone has the choice to recognize… and to avail itself of what is available.
“Now, with this in mind, we must be careful to see that a fountain is water coming up from below the earth and surfacing on the earth. Thus, we see God, the Creator and Maintainer of the heavens and earth and all that is therein, Himself coming up through the earth to give the water of Life to our lives… even to all the rest of the universe.”
Now, look what it says over here in the Book of Romans (and we read it many, many times); it’s in the 8th chapter [Romans 8:]
(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
We’re talking of a fountain of Life. Because, the 8th chapter starts out saying,
(01) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…
(02) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
We’re talking, now, about the fountain:
(15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, [Father], Father.
(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
(17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Now, you can leave that little part out, there, if you want (the last part), because, although that is true, you can suffer and still not be a child of God. The big thing is “to be a child of God”. We’ll talk about later.
(18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [Not just to us, but in us].
(19) For the earnest expectation of [creation] waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
(20) For the [creation] was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.
You see, right there, nobody but man had a choice. Everybody else was subjected to a sovereignty which was at the discretion of God. And purely given by God, whether it wanted it or not, and depending on man to lead the way. Now,
(21) Because [creation] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the [liberty of the glory] of the children of God.
(22) For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now,
(23) And not only they, but ourselves also…
And… Hey! We’ve got the first-fruit of the Spirit! We’re the first-born! We’ve got the blood on the door post and the lintels. Here we are absolutely walking into first-fruit, like Jesus Christ, and we’re groaning more than we ever groaned. Do you know why? Because nature has given way. There’s nothing left in nature.
Do you know why you’re having a hard time? I’ll tell you… but it’s also a good time. Brother Branham said… listen, he said, “There’s nothing left in the earth out there. Therefore, if your bodies are turning to mush, what about your brains?” Then, for God’s sake, you haven’t got a brain worth listening to! Get it out of the way! Bunch of stupid mush-heads. [Laughter] But you’re not stupid enough yet to rely fully on God. And neither am I.
I’m not pointing fingers at you. I’m just trying to get you to perk up and understand: we’re all in the same boat. I’m not preaching to you as though I’ve got something different. I’m just preaching the truth in a way, hoping in a way that will catch fire in somebody. And if I miss it, at least you won’t. And if I come up in the second resurrection saying, “I helped a sheep”. Right?
Listen, brother/sister, it’s the truth. Our minds don’t need to get in the way any longer to ponder anything. But by sheer dint of faith say, “My mind ain’t worth a plugged nickel anyway!” That’s where Abraham got. He was so old, and Sarah was so old. He could hardly think anymore.
Yup. He wasn’t like Moses, 120 years old, living the way Moses lived. God didn’t say that about Abraham. Yes, sir, Abraham didn’t have it. But, do you know what? He could believe God. Sarah got the stuffings knocked out of her brains, too. She began reasoning. Oh, she went “Ha-ha-ha-ha”, I’m going to have a baby”. Shut up, stupid.
God said so. “You mean God said so? Was that God? Abraham, was that God?” “Brother Branham, was that God?” Better watch it. She laughed. She got rebuked for her laughing. (See?)… whether nature wants it or not.
“Now, with this in mind, we must be careful to see that a fountain is water coming up from below the earth, and surfacing on the earth. Thus, we see God, the Creator and Maintainer of the heavens and earth and all that is therein, Himself coming up through the earth to give the water of Life to our lives, even (as we’ve showed , here) the entire universe.”
“Now, it is evident, but nevertheless… (I say, it is evident, but nevertheless) we’re going to make a note that a fountain of water is exactly the same in quality as the body of water itself, and will continue to flow as long as the body of water lasts and the vital conditions that make it a fountain continue. It is also true that the water must be compatible with what is there to receive it.”
Let’s find out if it’s compatible. Revelation 21:1-7
(01) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(02) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
(03) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
(04) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(05) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
(06) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
(07) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
[Note: Brother Vayle skips verse 08.]
(09) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
(10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
(11) Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious… [and so on]
And right into [verses] 22-27,
(22) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. [This is not the Millennium, now.]
(23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
(24) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
(25) And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
(26) And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
(27) And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Continuing… [Revelation 22:]
(01) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life [that’s the source of the fountain, underground river coming up now through the earth], clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
(02) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Now, listen: remember, you can drink and when you get there, there is a tree of life over it. That’s the water. God, the Great Ocean. Now, this is the epitomization of the fountain (which I read, here). You’re looking at the epitomization, the compatibility. You’re looking at the quality. There is no difference… none whatever.
The great ocean of God’s Life is no different from the little bit of Life that you and I get. No different here to there. But notice, the responding to it under the conditions and the times. So, there, we see the fountain of which we’re talking, and God’s ultimate for those who drink at the fountain.
Now, we’ll just pass over the principles. We won’t talk too much about them. We’ll just mention them for this minute and then cover them:
01.) It’s coming up through the earth, which includes becoming flesh. God in the prophets, God in the Word, thereby in the Bride and joined to the Bride.
03.) Total redemption
04.) God, present as a fountain of Life (That’s a location, manifestation). Offices. The fountain deserted and now nothing but broken cisterns.
Now, that was just rapidly. We’re going to try to cover some of the points, at least.
01.) We consider, first, the water coming up through the earth by its prescribed channels.
Instantly we know that this is not to be received as the role of the Creator… no, the one giving Life or begetting, the great Source, but rather, the role of the Sustainer, who is making sure that the Life once given is not in vain but comes into the full purpose of Almighty God. We read about it.
Do you understand what I said? You’re looking at ‘sustenance’. You’re not looking at ‘creation’. A fountain is not created. The fountain comes from what is already created, and what is already there, under certain conditions, and then it brings forth life. So, that’s what you’re looking at.
That this is a fact that this is sustainer, not creator, is proven… that boiled water poured on a piece of baked soil in a sterile bottle brings forth nothing, and changes, actually, nothing. It doesn’t. But you could take that same boiled water, let it cool, and you can pour it on a plant that is living, it will help it.
Through the osmotic process, it’s able to bring in, into itself, that it couldn’t do without that water. So, we’re not talking, now, about creation. We’re talking about… not pre-creation, but post. Thus the fountain of Life is basically Jehovah… not Elohim or El, Elah.
Now, we’re dealing with roles and titles. One God, many roles, many titles. One God doing many things, but always in an exact and perfect pattern so that Alpha is Omega. Never forget it. Thus, the fountain of Life is basically, positively, Jehovah.
And remember, that God spoke to Moses and said, “I’m going to make known a Name by which I was not known previously.” And it was ‘Jehovah’. And God did not tell a lie, though He declared to Abraham centuries before, “I am Jehovah – Jireh!” As the students correctly say and I believe they’re right, and Brother Branham did not make comment, that when God revealed to Abraham His title, Jehovah, He was speaking to an individual. But when He spoke to Moses, He was speaking to a nation.
And thereby, just before the Exodus, the Name of God was brought back to remembrance and true revelation that it made manifest as ‘the great Sustainer’ of the people, the begetter, the sustainer, bringing them into the Promised Land.
So, let’s look at Jehovah’s titles. There are eight, though even Brother Branham said there were only seven. It seems that all students say there are only seven. But that is not really correct; there are eight. And we’ll tell you about them:
 Jehovah-Shammah – the Lord Ever-Present: is found in Ezekiel 48:35
[You can read these yourself].
 Jehovah-Tsidkenu – the Lord our Righteousness: Jeremiah 23:5-6
 Jehovah-Ra’ah – the Lord our Shepherd: Psalm 23
 Jehovah-Shalom – the Lord our Peace: Judges 6:24
 Jehovah-Mekadesh – (which is the one they miss) the Lord who Sanctifies: Leviticus 20:8
 Jehovah-Nissi – the Lord our Victor: Exodus 17:15
 Jehovah-Raphah – the Lord our Healer: Exodus 15:22-26
 Jehovah-Jireh – (of which Brother Branham preached two complete series: one in Louisville, Mississippi, and the other out there in Grass Valley, in California) the Lord our Provider: Genesis 22:17
Not one thing to do with creation but everything to do with sustaining. And remember, Colossians tells us that Jesus both created and maintained. Now, then… Herein, by these title roles, we see the Creator-Father standing with and for His children! That’s true predestination, brother/sister… true predestination. Standing with and for His children in an everlasting covenant.
Yes, in an everlasting covenant, which according to the Scripture is by Blood. I believe it’s right over here, in Hebrews 13:20.
(20) Now, the God of peace [Shalom!], that brought again from the dead [the Victorious One] our Lord Jesus [Christ], that great shepherd… through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
(21) Make you perfect…
There you see several titles right in one Scripture. Every one referring to God in His relationship of ‘doing for His Own’, in order to position them. And Himself, thereby, and therein manifesting what lies within Him!… bringing out His God-hood. As Irenaeus said it so perfectly, “God, being a Savior, it was necessary to predestinate a man a sinner who would require salvation, in order to give Himself a purpose and reason of being”.
Oh, we don’t like that! Let’s face it. Why didn’t God do so and so? We whimper too much instead of rising to the occasion, that we are the vessels whereby God can manifest Himself, living epistles read and known of all men. You say, “Brother Vayle, if I could get that with you, like you’re preaching it, knowing that Brother Branham did have it (we know that), I’d come together more often.” Then, why don’t you? Yah.
You say, “Well, at your age that’s all you’ve got left”. That’s right. That’s all I’ve got left. That’s all I want. But the Bible says, “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, lest evil years draw nigh”, and you say, “I have no pleasure in that.”? But you can have pleasure in this.
I don’t understand people. They’ll do everything but find a place for the Word of God. They’ll do everything they can to stay away from it. I’m happy this morning than I’ve been all day. Last night and all today… and I had maybe twenty minutes of sleep last night. What did you have?
I’m not saying I’m sacrificing a thing. It’s a joy to be here. And I’m so happy to have you, to look at you. I’ve got someone to preach to. And someone pulling something out of me, makes me to know there’s God in this place somehow, somewhere in this Word, in vessels that are sanctified to Him by a sanctifying Word, by the sanctifying Blood, by a sanctifying God! What more does a person want?
It tells us, “the Blood of the everlasting covenant.” Absolutely.
Now, this fulfills of course as we go back to John 1:1
(01) In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
(02) The same was in the beginning with God.
(03) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(04) In him was life…
Now, it doesn’t say he is the life. It says, “In him was life”, as well as the fact that he is the life. Now, you don’t say a living thing has got life. If a thing is living it does have life. So, you’re looking at something, here, that’s a little bit different. (See?)
(04) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Now, what is light? That which makes manifest! God had within Him the ability to make Himself manifest for His people. Like the water coming out of the ground at the exact location, and the right place, doing the right thing, which was a fountain. Exactly what it is.
(05) [Paraphrased] The light shines in darkness, and the darkness can’t comprehend it.
[Note: Brother Vayle skips verses.] [And in verse 14,]
(14) And the Word (became) flesh, and dwelt among us… [God Himself, the great Creator, becoming a part of creation, which He absolutely was].
Then, over here, in Luke 1:26-37, we find the angel of God, Gabriel, coming to Mary, and he said,
(28) …blessed art thou among women.
And he said, “The fruit of your womb is going to be a child called Jesus. He will be the Son of the Most High”, and so on, and so on. And she said, “How is this thing going to be? I don’t know a man”. He said, “The Holy Ghost is going to come upon you.”
Exactly what he said here. Then, right down in Luke 1 verse 37:
(37) For with God [being present]…
“For with God being present”… Now listen: God being present meant an exodus from heaven coming right down here and mingling with men, creating the sperm and the egg in the womb of Mary to bring forth a child who would be the great Redeemer. And right today God being present… there’s a picture, right there.
You can say what you want about it. That’s scientific! Something caught the camera’s lens; it was a light. The very thing Brother Branham kept talking about, proved absolutely scientifically, there it was. With God being present, every single thing is possible, all the sustaining grace and power of Almighty God.
What was He doing? Jehovah was coming up through the earth and in the prescribed channels, as it says in Luke 2:8-11, let’s go look at it:
(08) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
(09) And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
(10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
(11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. [The Lion of the tribe of Judah, absolutely.]
Over here to John 1:29-34
(29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
(30) This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
What did he say he was? Did he call him God or did he call him a man? Where are your Trinitarians sitting now? “One mediator between God and man, the men Christ Jesus”. They can’t even read; the Trinitarians can’t even read. The god of this world has blinded their eyes, blinded and numbed their minds, led them right into idolatry.
How we ought to thank God every morning, every night, and all the minutes in between, we’ve been led out of Babylon, out of the pits of hell. We’re no longer like the noble five hundred riding to their death at some command of some stupid officer that gave a wrong command. Five hundred… where the cannons on both sides raking, volleying, and thundering at them.
Oh, they can ride boldly and well, but they’re riding straight into the jaws of death, into the gates of hell! That’s where they’re riding. We’re not with that crowd, brother/sister. How do I know their destiny is death, but ours isn’t? You can say what you want, but it’s the truth what I’m preaching, by the Word of Almighty God. Yes, sir! He’s a man.
(31) And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel…
The great Source of Water coming up to a fountain… manifested. That which makes manifest is light. Right? Men won’t come to the light. They won’t come to what is manifested because it blows to smithereens their Trinitarian doctrines, their dogmas. They won’t come to that light.
They won’t come to any manifestation; they turn it all to one side and blithely declare, “Well, William Branham, you know, he didn’t understand the Blessed Holy Trinity”. They refuse to admit the sheer fact that the Trinity was known in China. And it was a slant-eyed virgin and a slant-eyed baby more than their eyes are slant. That’s exactly the truth.
(32) And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And nobody else saw it but John. Any Bible student will tell you that. Then, why can’t you take that? And say you believe God… Pbttt! That’s right. God, becoming flesh to redeem, came up by the same earth that we did. Oh, yes.
(14) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took [a] part… [not the whole part; there was no serpent flesh in him]; that through death he might destroy him [or bring to nothing him which] had the power of death, that is the devil;
(15) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
(16) For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; [and verily he didn’t become an angel, but he became one with] the seed of Abraham.
(17) Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
(18) For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to [help] them that are tempted.
(01) Wherefore, holy brethren… [remember him who came up through the earth, just like you did.]
(01) For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
(02) Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
(03) And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
(04) And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
(05) So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee [the manifestation of the fountain].
(06) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
(07) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
(08) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
(09) And being made perfect [completed], he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
(10) Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Listen, he was made at that time perfect, completed; but at that time he did not complete every work. Bible says so. We’re waiting for a completion today, as it says in Hebrews, “They without us cannot be made perfect.” Therefore…[we’ve]? been growing up into Him and growing up until the very Capstone.
The Holy Spirit in a Flame of Fire is here in our midst to lead us to the Millennium. His Blood was poured out upon the earth sanctifying it and preserving it for eternity. And then, by the resurrection, through the Spirit, fills it up with life anew. Brother Branham said, “God will create again, not through sex (… no), but by divine creation. He will call the ashes from the ashes, the dust from the dust, taking (he said) the calcium, the potash, the cosmic light.”
And there is cosmic light in us. Don’t you think there isn’t because there is. They just found it. Better think it over, brother/sister. God never made a prophet a scientific man. When he made a statement, it was right though. They’ll find every single thing he said was right. There are no mistakes there.
Herein, we have just seen the fountain of blood cleansing, and the fountain of life restoring… blood and water. We note with great satisfaction that not one of these title roles are actually future, but are all in effect, have been in effect, and in the last day at His Epiphany we see the greatness of His personal Presence, and His wondrous works.
Consider first His Presence: Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord Present, Who is that? Consider the Lord, His Righteousness: we are, and we have been declared His righteousness and we righteous with Him. No blame whatever.
Consider Jehovah-Shalom, our Peace, as in 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10. Consider our Sanctification, which is John 17, Jehovah-Mekadesh, through the Sanctifying Word. Consider the Victory, Jehovah-Nissi, even now is trampling death under His feet, rendering it null and void, bringing His church in order.
And right now is working a victory. Consider His healing: the ministry of Jesus Christ returned to earth for a few short years. Consider Him a Shepherd: the great Shepherd of the sheep, come for His sheep and to bring them all forth into resurrection and take us up. Consider His great Provision: Jehovah-Jireh. What has He failed to provide?
There is nothing He hasn’t provided As the great prophet vindicated said, “Everything under the Seventh Seal is there to put us in a rapture. We’ll not miss it.” (And I could go on. You know, we don’t have time.)
And as we consider God coming up through the earth, we cannot forget that He came up as the Holy Ghost through the Word in His church, which is earthen vessels fitted unto Almighty God until we’re all restored, as it says in Ephesians 4:16: “When the Capstone Himself”… and the Capstone, remember, is the cornerstone which is to the Gentile church.
Which is God in the form of the Holy Ghost coming to the Apostle Paul, laid upon the foundation that was already there, because there’s a continuity between the Old and the New Testament, right from Adam plumb up to the last one coming into the fold. There is no difference. It’s Capstone time now.
And now, consider another way in which He came up through the flesh, and that’s “God in the prophets.” How the world wants to forget it! How they love to aggrandize themselves in the Scripture and say, “Bless God, Paul was a prophet! Bless God, Isaiah was a prophet! Bless God, this man a prophet…”. And they don’t even know what they said… but, “Hallelujah, they’re prophets!”
Well, does God have a prophet today? “Oh, no way!” Who said? Tell me where God said it? The same I want to find where God said, there’s no five-fold ministry. Just because people say it’s not there, does that make it not there?
Am I supposed to hide my head in shame when the prophet said, “Lee, you and I are just alike”. And I could have said, “Sure, I’ve got a nose, not quite like yours… I’ve got nose, two ears, two eyes… what else is new?” But I respected the prophet and… “What do you mean, Brother Branham?” He said, “Well, I’ve got a little gift of healing; nobody wants it. You’ve got a little gift of teaching; nobody wants it.”
So, am I supposed to listen to people now running around, shooting off at the mouth? I supposed to listen to the kind old priests (that aren’t so kind, because I’ve mixed with them)? Their kindness is: “Lick my feet”… and deny the Word. Their kindness is : “Don’t you dare say a word against what I teach!”… though they know they’re in error.
Honey, you’re looking at the wrong guy, because I’m as stubborn and as proud as they are. Put it down. I’m no whiz-kid up here, and you know it. God in the prophets, God in His Word…
God in His prophets, God in His Word, and God in His people, if they are His people and the Word is in them. And remember, the water must be compatible to what is receiving it. And what receives it must be compatible to the gift, or it won’t take.
As we read the other day concerning fountains, in John: if there wasn’t Word in there in the first place it’s because there wasn’t a place for the Word… for the Word to be, for the Word to attract the Word. Because, He is Word, and if we come from Him we are Word. And Brother Branham said, “The whole thing is Word. That’s what makes it all”.
Surely, we can see the God of zoe, Himself, which He is the God of zoe (life in the flesh, and life in the universe)… So, surely, we can see the God of zoe Himself as zoe and part with us in our zoe until it is all zoe, and the cosmos of God in the New Jerusalem.
Did you hear what I said? In Him was life… in Him was life, a sharing of Himself, to beget and to bring forth in earthen vessels. And He Himself became a part so that the whole thing is now in perfect manifestation as zoe. Because, nothing unclean, nothing unholy, therefore all of God, and only of God, is there.
And even they which bring their glory in, and the Lamb is on the Throne. He is visible. And the Pillar of Fire is above the Throne, and that is visible. That is zoe! That’s God’s ability to come up through the earth and make it all one. And it definitely is all one.
02.) Now listen: we mentioned the fountain of compatibility. What if the water had no use by reason of no need? And when the water was available, what would it be? Well, it would be horrible not to have a true compatibility of which we have already spoken, to a certain degree. Notice over here, in John 1:10-13:
(11) He came unto his own, and his won received him not. [Incompatible. It didn’t do any good.]
(12) But as many as received him…
Now, why don’t they receive Him? Because they can’t stand the light! They can’t stand that which makes manifest! They said, “Listen: we don’t stone you for good deeds”. They’re liars! They did! Who are you going to believe? A bunch of hypocrites… are you going to believe Jesus?
He said, “If I had not done the works that no other man did, they had not sinned. But now they’ve both seen and hated both me and my Father”. Are you going to believe Jesus or a bunch of mealy-mouthed hypocrites called Sadducees and Pharisees, and general run of the church? You can believe what you want.
(12) …as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
(13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Let’s go back to the Book of Luke, and let’s take a look at it. [Luke 1:]
(35) And the angel… said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. [Right? What if it weren’t compatible?]
Let’s go to Ephesians 1:3-6
(03) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
(04) According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world…
Now, He didn’t say, “I’m choosing this, and I’m not choosing that”. Brother Branham brought that very evident. “I’m going to take this and leave that”, He never said that. That’s at the end of the time, “I’m going to take this and leave that”. Upon what grounds? “If you weren’t in Him then”, Brother Branham said, “And didn’t have representation then, you don’t have it now”. So, what is he saying? He’s quoting from Ephesians.
(04) …that we should be holy and without blame before him…
(05) [In love] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
(06) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. [In other words, the sacrifice of Christ [is] efficacious.]
Let’s go back to Romans… (I don’t have two read it, Romans 8: 28-34. I read it) but let’s just quickly go to Galatians instead, the 4th chapter, and watch what it says in Galatians 4:4-6.
(04) [And] when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
(05) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
In other words, there was no way we could possibly manifest by law! We could only manifest through grace. And how do we do it? By receiving the light, that which made manifest. And God was manifest in flesh, the Bible said. They received it back there; we receive it today. And above all, we receive this and we receive that, knowing that it’s vindicated.
(06) And because you are sons [not that you become sons, but because you are sons], God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
And Brother Branham preached on the basis of that understanding, that the Dove leads the Lamb. The Dove does not alight upon a wolf, because it’s got the wrong nature. You say, “Well, bless God, I’ll get the Holy Ghost and I’m thoroughly sanctified.
When I can present myself and I’m such a fine creature, somehow by the help I get, and somehow by what I give, and the Holy Ghost will come”. You’re crazy! You’re spiritually crazy. You’re mad. It’s because you are sons. And if you’re not a son, you ain’t gonna get it.
Now, that’s just as simple as A-B-C. There is a compatibility. The plant needs it. The water is meant for it. They get together, and it grows what? To maturity! To do what? To reproduce a seed in death, which means “by dying we come forth in a resurrection.” But there’s a second death coming on the earth right now, spiritual death. And by grace we escape it. So, without dying we come forth into immortality. It’s all very wonderful.
Read the tenth chapter of John, concerning the sheep. Remember, Jehovah shepherds only sheep, and nothing else. In Hebrews 13:20, He’s called the great Shepherd of the sheep. Jehovah dies only for the sheep. In John 10, he tells you: “Jehovah and the sheepfold, New Jerusalem… all become One.”
03.) Thirdly, we mentioned total redemption. Actually, we’ve been dealing with it for years in Brother Branham’s sermons. There is not, therefore, one lost child of God. Let’s go back and look at the sheep. We’re going to go to John 10:27-30:
(27) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Listen: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them”… and it’s the knowing whereby they follow. The water is compatible and it pours itself on the plant and the plant responds, showing it’s the same life. But this is the Great Sustainer, Jehovah, the Redeemer, bringing you out. That’s why the Book of Redemption was open to us in the last day. Jehovah-Tsidkenu, our Righteousness, our Peace, and all of those wonderful attributes.
(28) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish…
What kind of eternal life? Unto zoe. Because He alone can glorify the body. You wouldn’t get it, a body like His, if you didn’t have a Father like His. It’s impossible. I’d like to see for one minute, any of you people that are procreating… you are young enough to have children, I want you to do one thing.
I want you to think very… (oh, you wouldn’t do it anyway, so it’s just going to be a joke), I’d like you to think very seriously before impregnation and during pregnancy, to think, “I’m going to have a cute little slant-eyed yellow Chinese-faced baby”. Ain’t gonna work… won’t work. It’s not in the genes.
If you’re not in the genes of God, brother/sister, you’d never come forth a child of God. That’s right. (And notice, the yellow man’s diet is different from ours. I’m not making skin a difference, now; I’m just telling you what’s going on genetically and generically. And his isn’t like ours.
Black, yellow, green, white, I don’t care what his color, he can be born-again if he’s a child of God.) But I’m just trying to tell you something: there has got to be a source. And if the source isn’t God, the fountain of Life which is manifested, the sustaining virtue of God will not apply. True. God doesn’t invite the devil’s crowd to come to His house and take over. They’re trying it but it’s not going to work.
“No man can pluck them out of my hand. My Father which gave them to me is greater than all. And no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one,” [John 10:28-30] … and so are the children, born in their order. And every single solitary thing that was created by God, for God and His children, will be totally redeemed. As in Isaiah 65:17-25, which we read of just the other night.
Now, we’re going to start slowing down and closing with number four:
04.) We spoke of the location of the fountain. The fountain was located… when, we’re speaking now of this fountain, opened to the house of David, the fountain of Blood, the fountain of Life, which there would not have been a resurrection of any Old Testament saints without this One, this fountain was located in the East.
Where is it located today? According to Matthew 24, “As the sun rises in the east, so it sets in the West.” And the same One that cried, “All you that are thirsty come unto me and drink,” gives the same invitation under the same standard, exactly, of vindication, to let you know that He is here and He is present.
And the water of Life is available, where it was not available at any other time from the time of Adam, where men and women could walk, never having died, to the Tree of Life and become entirely immortal. It manifested to Israel in John 14:8
(08) [Paraphrased] And at that time Philip said, “Lord, if we could see the Father… you show us Him somehow. That will take care of the problem.
(09) [Paraphrased] And Jesus [said], “Have I been so long with you, Philip, you’ve not known me?] he that [has] seen me has seen the Father; [Paraphrased] How do you say, then, ‘show us the Father’?”
(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, and He is the one doing the works.
There it is right there. You want light on the Godhead? You want to know what the truth is? He told you. It’s right here: “It’s manifested that God is in me. And when you’re looking at me, you’re looking at the Father”. And Brother Branham said the same thing. “Oh, horrors! Horrors, that a man should say, ‘I’m not looking at William Branham, I’m looking at God’, Blasphemy! Blasphemy!” Then, William Branham blasphemed… and he got away with it.
And those who rose against him, some were carried out feet first. You say, “Brother Vayle, you’d better watch your tongue”. No, you’d better watch your language, because you’re not speaking God’s language. And the same prophet on ‘Son of man, Son of God, Son of David’ said, “You’d better learn to say the right thing or your prayers aren’t getting through”.
And everybody is trying to find [out] about new names, this, and everything else, forget it. He said, “Say the right thing!” H-m-m? What about it?
What about John 14:12 at the end-time?
(12) …verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater… than these… ; because I go [to] my Father.
Who was talking? Jesus was. The man. Who was making the promise? Not Jesus the man, but God in him, concerning the greater works. Who came down? Just one of His titles… call it what you want. Brother Branham said, “It was Elohim”. He said, “Jehovah”. Jesus Christ in the form of a Pillar of Fire. Calling it many roles… calling it ‘the Judge’.
He said, “The King is here”. Giving all the titles and roles. And in Luke 17:20, it says, “The kingdom of God is in your midst. And you haven’t even seen it; you can’t recognize it. And the days are going to return, of the Son of man”… which it did, according to Matthew, chapter 4 and chapter 12. We’ve read it so many times; you know what I’m talking about.
But, here it is right today in the West. The same Fountain in the East is here in the West. It cannot bring forth Blood, brother/sister. The Blood was shed, as far as the mercy seat was concerned. But the Blood was not applied to the door post and the lintels till this hour.
And if you’re looking for Blood on the mercy seat, I’m going to tell you something: you’d better smarten up, because Brother Branham said, “It’s off the mercy seat”. Not that it’s not efficacious for those coming in. But for the group, God’s family, to get out of here, it’s on the door post and the lintels.
The building is finished. It’s time for the building to take its exodus. We’re the building of God. It was prophet, judge, and lamb, back there. Today it’s prophet Elijah, proving that the King and the Judge is here.
All the books have been opened. All the trees have been made evident. The Fountain-Head, Himself, has come down to give water to the thirsty. History has repeated itself, as it says over here in Jeremiah 2 (…and I think I’ve got the right verse. I hope so. There’s another one in 17), but [Jeremiah]2:13.
(13) For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
What is He telling you? Today the church, yes the church out of which the Bride came, is totally incompatible… totally incompatible. And do you know what people are doing? They’re doing with the Word like the scientists are doing with the genes. Until now, heads of government say, “No, you will not take a human sperm and egg, and then one of ape and put them together and bring forth an ape-man”. They’ve got it in their hands to do it. And I believe
Brother Branham was talking of that when he said, “That’s when the end will come”. They’ve left that. There are no moral values. They even tell me, now (which I don’t know; I’m not a scientist)… I read where they can even take a plant and combine it with a human element. Is that right? Can they take plant elements and combine them? I don’t know. Well, I read about it. Government stepped in. And politicians cannot make a right decision. It’s all over.
They’re hewing out cisterns, a church system. And they’re smart enough to know that God has got to work by a man! Do you think the Catholic church didn’t know that in the beginning? Do you think in Rome when Junius and Junia were there, they didn’t know that? That God had a Pope, a vicar of Christ, called Paul? But they changed it to Peter.
We don’t know of Peter ever being in Rome. But they knew there was a vicar, and they said, “We’re going to set up our vicars”. And the churches are setting up their organizations. See that Pillar of Fire, that picture taken? That’s Who you had better look to. You say, “I don’t think I can do… That’s superstition.” Call it superstition. You say, “Brother Vayle, aren’t you all torn up?” Why should I be? God has already pronounced judgment.
It’s not my business what you do. The herald does not come riding from the king, knock on the door of the earls and princes and the dukes (and what-have-you), and force them, when he reads the edict. He runs on his galloping, prancing horse… he runs up to the gates, knocks on the gate; they open the gate. He comes in; he reads his edict and says, “Do what you want,” and goes on.
The ambassador does not force a nation, to which he is the ambassador, to listen. He simply says what the head of government and the people require, or would like to require from those people. He lays it down and he walks out. You don’t have to be anybody. You couldn’t anyway, if you’re not compatible. If you’re not a child of God from way back in eternity, it would never work. And you must devise your own system. Who wants that?
Let’s turn to the Book of Psalms… [Psalm] 36, from which Brother Branham read (and we’re going to close):
(01) The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
(02) For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
(03) The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
(04) He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
(05) Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
(06) Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. [Talking about the river right now, something in there. See?]
(07) How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
(08) They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
(09) For with thee is the fountain of life: and] in thy light shall we see light.
In other words, when manifestation comes, we’ll understand it and say, “I’m a part of that river”. A fountain bringing light? Oh, yah! The Holy Ghost manifesting God in vessels? Oh, yah! Oh, yes. But always the people who turned it down say, “Who does he think he is, anyway? I’ve got God, too. Bless God!”
Argue with death, brother/sister. It’s going to come one day. Argue with it. The grave never says, “We’ve had enough”. The fire never says, “We’ve had enough”. Argue with death, and you will run from a lion to be smitten by a bear.
You’ll take your hand off the wall in case you are bitten by a scorpion, only to have an adder come down and destroy you. Where is the light? Where is the water? Where is the fountain? Where is the Sustainer? Yes, a God sustaining now, who will take some of you, by the grace of God, and you will not see death! That’s a promise.
The fount of every blessing is here. And men pass by still thirsting, dying of thirst. And, as usual, have missed the day of their visitation. “The saddest of all sad words ever penned, the saddest are these: It might have been.” How could it ‘might have been’ if it weren’t possible to ‘have been’? Right?
The saddest of all words of tongue and pen, “I could have believed.” I could have cast aside, with the help of God… He already having made my brains mush. I don’t need to use them. My body is mush, decaying while we stand on earth. We’ve allowed the homosexual in the pulpit… (not this one). The fornicators, the liars.
Where are the people that sigh and cry over sin? They haven’t got as far as righteous Lot yet. But I’m going to tell you: if we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there somewhere. There has got to be. Who answered back?
You say, “Brother Vayle, you’ve got something with the picture?” Nope… nope. I’ve got something with what manifested Itself, and thereby had a picture. And that became light … to what? The Light, which is the Word, the truth.
Now, read the 119th Psalm when you go home, sometime, by yourself. And remember what you heard this morning in the Fountain, message # 3. The great manifestation of the great Manifestor Himself, in this hour. That’s right. Remember that, as you apply every Word that God said.
And do you know what happens? It’ll open up to you. That’s why people who say they follow Brother Branham haven’t got a clue to what is being said. They’re like Bank Woods said, “You say he’s God? (to the deity bunch)” He said, “Well, it sure hasn’t rubbed off on you, has it?”
You say, “William Branham, vindicated prophet of God?” Absolutely. Irrevocably. Such a prophet who has a ministry that’s vindicated, speaking nothing but the truth, THUS SAITH THE LORD. Right?
As one man said to Joe, “The trouble with you is, Joe, you make Brother Branham equal with this”. “Oh,” he said, “That’s for sure”. [Inaudible]… “What are you… (in other words) Mr. L.R., reverend puffed-up so-called apostle by your own naming, what right have you got to even handle this message if you can’t believe it?
You mean to tell me God’s changed, that He can’t raise up a Paul or anybody He wants to raise up? If He can’t, then how is He going to raise you from the dead if you die, or change you if you’re living?” Vindication. The Fountain that proved what lay beneath in the vastness of an Ocean which none could fathom.
Yet that Ocean, speaking out through the Fountain, took us right to the gates of the New Jerusalem, pointed from time into eternity, standing before the White Throne, and passing beyond it. Can you believe that this morning, brother/sister? That’s the truth.
Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Our Father and our God, we ask You again, Lord, as we close this service to be with us, to go with us. And as that Great Fountain, which You are, bubbling forth, giving us continuous assurance and help to mature, to come to the place of the first-born, first-fruit, right into the Holy City, having absolutely manifested which in itself is light to bring us to the Light. So, this is the truth.
God, I hope and trust that every single one, here, is one of those plants that is receiving the Fountain today, pouring upon us. As little children, happily splashing and enjoying the height to which this Fountain has risen which it has not risen previously, to see it’s taking us right into immortality and beyond.
Now, Lord, I can’t ask You, today, to quicken this beyond the hour of which is ordained, the second, perhaps. But I am asking You, Lord, to quicken to this second everything that can be quickened to it in us people here, as vessels, trusting we’re compatible. Lord, if we weren’t, why would we cry for what he brought us, your anointed prophet? Why would we want it? Why would we stand by? For, Lord, You know our hearts. And we’ve come in a measure and, I hope, all the way to where the apostles were when they said, “Live or die, sink or swim, You alone have the Words of eternal Life. We’re satisfied.” If this isn’t it, then what is there to it? And, Lord, you answered back on the day of Pentecost. And You’ve been answering back ever since. Until today, You’re answering back one more time, in You’re Presence today, with the Blood allowing Your Holy Presence, and a people having left Babylon to go into immortality.
I know that’s the truth, Lord. And I don’t want to say, even though I admit we have to say it with the prophet, “If we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there somewhere”. But, Lord, today by Your grace and by virtue of having come thus far, do You mind, Lord, if we say we are Bride? And it will be proven that we are the ones that You loved, and very shortly so. Though we in ourselves do not claim any lovability, either in ourselves or that people should see it, but we do claim, Lord, a treasure in this earthen vessel that is of You. And You’re coming, as You said in Malachi, to take Your jewels. And we’re counting ourselves as part of it. No matter how we feel, we’re going right back to the principle, hopefully Lord, of: the brain is a mush; why are we going to depend on it? Ain’t gonna work anyway, Lord. We’re going to depend on the Light which has led us to the Light. We will, Lord. By You’re help and grace, we will, until that becomes the total strength.
Heal the sick amongst us, Lord, we pray. Because, we know they’re sick. You know, Lord, we cry daily for the little children, especially in this time. And You said in this hour, Lord, that a thousand can fall at the left hand, ten thousand at the right hand, and it shouldn’t come nigh us.
We’re claiming the Blood, Lord, for the first-born in this church… you have the little babies, the little children. We’re claiming sanctuary for every single one, not one going to miss it. Not one, Lord, going to miss the healing blessing, the strength, the power and authority in this last hour, to walk to the Tree of Life, going all the way. Thank You for it, Lord.
Now, unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all power and honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, our Blessed Savior. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’