Looking At Time, Part 1

Looking At Time, Part 1
Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

“O SCRIBE LOOK OUT”

I AM GOING INTO A MESSAGE TODAY, AND I DO NOT EVEN LIKE TO THINK ABOUT IT, BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL BE SAYING SOME THINGS AND BRINGING OUT SOME POINTS THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME OF YOU FEEL BAD. I AM NOT DOING IT FOR THAT REASON: I AM DEALING WITH IT BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT IS TIME FOR IT. WE HAVE A VERY FAMILIAR CHART UP HERE, ONE THAT I USED LAST FALL DURING OUR CONVENTION. I AM NOT USING IT TODAY TO GIVE THE MESSAGE THE SAME TITLE, BUT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AS WE GO ALONG.

I would like for you to turn with me into the 13th chapter of Matthew, starting with the 47th verse. We are going to use a familiar scripture that might seem small and insignificant, but this thing has looked right at me this week, in the light of things that I have seen take place in the last thirty some years since Bro. Branham’s death. I have to say, We do not have time to play around and say, well, I have plenty of time yet to think about what I want to do and so forth. We absolutely do not. The title of our subject is, “Looking at Time,” and the subtitle, “Oh Scribe, Look Out.” That is absolutely just as alarming as the tragedy that happened yesterday to the natural world. When I look back through the years since Bro. Branham’s death, I can begin to name many preachers that have taken hold of the message and endeavored to put forth a thought which they thought was bringing out a real meaning, but none of it has yet. After thirty seven years this past December, since the Lord took His messenger, a servant, a prophet that the world of religion only looked back upon as a man that had a healing ministry, and they do not want anything to do with any particular thing he taught, neither in the prophetic realm or revelatory wise. In fact, they destroy his reputation when it comes to things like that. I just have to say, that after this many years, we are standing at the threshold of a great climax. I pray that we will all be ready when this thing is over and that we are ready to leave here. A lot of people and especially preachers I have met through the years, at the time I met them and became acquainted with them, I looked upon them with great respect. The means that I had material-wise to help them, I went to a great extent to help them. But through the process of time it seemed as though they would get to a certain point, then something would happen in their spiritual mind that would distract them. Then they began to set up against me. You don’t know the many times I have said to myself, what good is it to stand up here, stand for something, then all of a sudden somebody comes along and treats it like it is nothing? I am going to read this seventh parable. From the standpoint of Jesus, who spoke it, I want you to know the actual language, you have to realize He is using a natural event or happening to bring out a spiritual point of great interest. Matthew 13:47, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. (You would have to know just how fishermen go out and fish, and when they have come in with their catch, that is the very thing that conditions compelled them to do. A true fisherman knows good and well, not every creature that is in that net can be accepted on the market that they are going to be selling to.) So shall it be at the end of the world: (or the age) the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, (Now stop and think, is He really talking about the drunks? The bank robbers? The dope peddlers? Is that what He is talking about when He says the wicked? Who are these wicked? How can you separate them from the just? We have to have an understanding of what He is looking at, and not what we think He is looking at.) And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: (Cast what? The wicked.) there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (That is the end of the subject. The disciples were standing there, His present apostles.) Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.” Most of them had been fishermen, so He did not talk over their heads. Now notice the 52nd verse, how it came alive to me this week. Every way I look at it, as I look back how time has progressed through the last thirty some years, I have to say, there will never be another thirty five years.) Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe.” I used to just read that in an almost meaningless manner, but when I looked at the other translations and went to the dictionary, the word every, then I saw something. I saw this to be a fact, that there is a God called ministry that has been called out of all this rotten mess of religion, a ministry He has called to fulfill this very role, and every last one of those true ministers are absolutely going to be a part of the five fold ministry that God spoke of in Ephesians chapter 4. When I take the Hebrew text, “every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder,” I have to ask, why did He use that term? First off, a householder is a man that possess property, he is responsible for something. He looks after its upkeep, doesn’t he? And if he is that, then he has property and has the ability to bring out of his treasure, in this particular sense we are talking about things of value. You and I know, every householder, every man that owns property has a deed. If the place is mortgaged, he has a contract also that stipulates his obligation to meet those needs within that deed realm and that mortgage. That householder is not just going to lay those things around haphazardly just anywhere. He has got to be able to know exactly where to go and pick them up at a moment’s notice. This is an illustration. Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, that means in the closing part of this seventh church age, is like unto a man that is an householder, a property owner, a man that possesses something, which brings forth out of his treasure things new and old. When I look at what has been going on for thirty some years, I can see that not every man that says God called him to preach Bro. Branham’s message, has really been called. I have no doubt that God has called him potentially, but please notice how I say these things. Any such man is going to be held by God, accountable for what he does with whatever is committed to him. What has he made out of it? Because he has not fulfilled what it says here. He has only been a copy cat. If I came here this morning and all I did was get up here and quote this verse, this verse, this verse, Paul said this, John said this, Peter said this, but I cannot take that and put it into a present day illustration and thought that is beneficial to you and me, I will guarantee you one thing, you would not come very often to listen to me. Because you would say, I can stay home and read the Bible and get that. Well I can say the same thing about some of these fellows I am thinking of. If I want to read quotes, I will stay home and read them: why should I come here and hear somebody else beat their gums together and tell me what some man said when they were not even there to hear it. Do you understand what I mean? Some might say, but you are talking about the prophet. No, I am not talking about the prophet: I am talking about the mess of junk that has followed him, the trash, the carnal ideas, and the things that men have said that the prophet said, when I know that he did not say them. There are multitudes of them sitting in the middle of the road today, right where they have been for thirty some years. They are sitting there saying, it takes a prophet, it takes a prophet. If you try to talk to them about something that God has showed you out of His word, which the prophet did not touch, they just shake their head and say, It takes a prophet, it takes a prophet. I am not making fun, I am speaking actually as it is. That is how they believe I have to say, that is not being a God called scribe. Such as that, are not bringing out of their treasure, they are just bringing forth out of their memory, something that someone else has said. Those fellows cannot put a present day thought to it at all, from the word of God. I am going back and read this last verse again and I am going to put it down in present day language. Therefore every God called person into the five fold ministry, notice how I said it, preaches instruction. He is going to be instructed by the Spirit of God exactly what the message is, what the word of God is, and how to take it and put it into every day language for your and my benefit.

CAUGHT BY
ANOTHER SPIRIT

There have been many men that have followed what we have taught for a few years, and they said things just exactly like we have tried to put it out. But somewhere they get to a point, some other mind or some other thought comes along and distracts them. After awhile, here they go down the road of life, the things that they have walked with us in, stood with us, up to a certain point until that day happens, now they do an about face, they go another direction and it isn’t long until the very things that they were agreeing with us, and saying Amen to, now they have gone another route and they are saying something else very different. I will say this, God potentially called that person to be something within the five fold ministry, notice how I say it, if that man has the ability to be like an evangelist, then as he takes hold of certain things in responsibility, he will conduct himself and present the things he says like an evangelist, right on down the line. There is no such thing for you to sit there and think that when God calls a man out of some religious past into a relationship with this message of truth, that he can change his calling. Whatever his potential is, that is what he will be if he measures up to the fulfillment of it, no more and no less. You do not graduate from one position to another. You are what you are when God calls you. This is the fore ordained mind of God. How many understand what I am saying? But I have to say, every true scribe that has been called by the grace of God to get a hold of this message, first off, he will have to depend on the Holy Spirit to teach him and instruct him in the right way it is to be presented. He does not have to quote my words. He can take the same thought and picture and put it in his own way of bringing it out, you will get the same picture, it will create the same edifying results and it will not make him a copy cat. But I do say this, when we do know that certain things have been well illustrated and spoken of, if for some reason something comes along and distracts his thinking and he wants to take the same thing and go another way with it, then I have to say you are approaching another pathway that can lead to trouble. I want to say this, when God privileged me to sit under Bro. Branham’s ministry through the years, I sat there like a child, learning. I was young. I realized after hearing him say some of the most outstanding things he said, some of those things were over my head, but I said, Lord, I know that man is your servant. I will keep those things in my mind, things that I do understand, John 3:16, I don’t have to lay that aside. I don’t have to lay the scriptures aside that Jesus was born of virgin birth. That is settled. I don’t have to lay it aside that Jesus is coming again. That is settled no matter who says it. But when it came to topics like serpent seed and so forth, that did not make me stumble and fall on my face, I just put it up in my memory and said Lord, there are a lot of things I do not understand, but at least what I have been told makes more sense than to think there was a snake hanging in a tree that became a ventriloquist, throwing his voice at Eve. That is the way the religious world likes to paint the picture. Now I want to say this, when I read that scripture to you, we know this, that since the start of this 20th century, we have entered the seventh church age, and I am not preaching the last one hundred years. Yes we are somewhere between the beginning of that, and before it ends over here, it is going to be necessary for certain scriptures to begin to drop down in time, to have an earthly setting that is going to affect God’s true Church, not the religious world, God’s true Church. This is why, when I go back here at the beginning of the 1950’s, God began to move upon ministries out of different denominations. There were men like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, one after another they began to arise to the call. I will say this, some of them had a divine healing ministry. Many of them just preached salvation. I have read Billy Graham’s testimony. In that testimony he plainly stated, he wanted to be the greatest world evangelist that the world ever had. He came to reach that point, but it is not how big your name is known and how publicly you are well known, it is how you have fulfilled the will and plan of God. As we came out of the 1940’s into the 1950’s, beginning about 1947-1948, I can say this, there was a moving of the Spirit of God that fulfilled that first part of this parable, seven church ages, a net cast into the sea. For a few years back then, all you could read about, here goes this evangelist, here goes this evangelist. Here goes a truck with tents and such like, around the world they have gone. The further it went, the more that joined their ranks, Tommy Osborne, A.A. Allen, Velmar Gardner, W. V. Grant. But in the midst of all that, there was another little man, not educated, who had one of the most outstanding ministries of divine healing, that outshone all of them. But up to a certain point, he would teach a salvation message, maybe climax it with prayer for the sick. Never had I heard him take the scriptures and just deal with divine healing as a topic. You don’t even find Jesus doing that, you don’t find the apostles doing that. You have scriptures that refer to the promise of God, but not a written subject. How many understand me? With that in mind, let me say this, By the grace of God I was privileged to sit under this man’s ministry, and yes I heard the man say several things that many times I thought, well that is not just the way the verse reads it or such, but as I listened to him, I did not ever say the man made a mistake. I began to learn, because I read one verse of scripture in the first part of St. John’s writing, where they went out to hear John the Baptist, and they were asking John, are you this prophet? Are you this or that? He denied he was Elijah or anything, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. That takes you right back to Isaiah, the 40th chapter. Then he winds up, verily I say unto you, there is one standing among you somewhere, when He comes, He will indeed baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire, whose fan is in His hand and He will thoroughly purge His floor.

THE FAN IN THE
HAND OF JESUS

As the years came and went, as I listened to this man, and I began to hear these plural statements, then I could begin to see the fact, there are people sitting here in front of him, they are taking in everything he is saying, and to them it was, Thus saith the Lord. But somewhere down the road, it was John the Baptist that made the statement, whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor. When I began to see the reality of that scripture, then I could see the same spirit that was on John to say that, is going to be on another man here at the end time to create this fan in the hand of Jesus. Because Jesus would not personally be on earth with a fan in His hand, so where would He be? He would be on His high throne position, in intercessory work, it would be the Holy Spirit that would take certain things and turn them into a fan. I have used this many times in preaching: how in ancient times they did not have threshing machines that had mechanical wind devices. They had a natural place where they brought the grain to, in bundles. There, is where they rode on it with oxen, camels, and the point was to put the grain under pressure, to press the grain from the chaff and stuff that was hanging on to it. But many times as they would move the straw away, you cannot move chaff and husks with a pitchfork. Then it comes down to the last process, then, is when they would have a certain festivity type dance. All the young maidens would dance around the threshing floor with big flat trays. In different positions, they would have men standing with homemade fans, and the purpose was as they would dance around with certain types of music, they would toss the grain into the air as they passed the points where the fans were, and the wind would hit the chaff and blow it back onto the threshing floor. By the time they had made a complete circle, they would see what was on their tray was the completely cleansed grain. I have said this many times, God ordained and allowed William Marrion Branham to say certain things that some people just thought he had made a mistake. No, God willed it to be that way, and you should not say it to be anything different from what I have said. The sad part of it is, those little things that look like human mistakes, God knew that there would be some carnal minds in the winding up of this thing, that were going to sit there and take the wrong one. Instead of taking the one quotation or statement that could have put them in the scriptures, they chose the opposite. There they go. So the wind has caught them and has blown them, and it is still blowing them today. Many of the people they preach to around this world, they have only made more converts of the same sort. I hate to think of it in that manner, but what other choice is there? Then when we came into the 1970’s I could begin to see the Lord had called me to be one of the five fold ministries He would use. I only refer to my dream that I had about Bro. Branham before he passed off the scene. You have never heard me stand up here and quote, I am this or I am that, but I will say this, let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind what he is seeing, what he is hearing, and what has affected him. That is all I ask. To some people, they can hear a lot of words, but they do not get a picture out of anything. All they want is flesh they can follow, and they say, but I admire him, I love him. If what I am preaching does not mean anything to you spiritually, forget about loving me. I cannot save you, I am trying to point you to the Word of God. My desire is, that I can, by the grace of God give you some scriptural, spiritual things to think about and meditate upon and cultivate in your life. That is my desire always. Well, as we began to publish our Contender, it was not long until it was in Jamaica, it is in Indonesia, the Philippines, and even in India. Within five years time it was in Africa. Different people began to write and comment on it, and preachers began to correspond as well. They were all so elated with what they were hearing. Spoken Word preachers were going over there with books, taking crates of them to pass out to the people. In 1974, I and those that were with me, were taken into houses in the country of Ghana Africa, in Takoradi and Accra as well as other places. We were in houses where Spoken Word books were stacked and stored in boxes, never having been opened. Do you know why? Most of the pastors of the different elements of people would say, they don’t know what he is talking about. If they know English, they know it because they went to school to study it. So all the adjectives and nouns the way Bro. Branham spoke, it just made them say, we don’t understand it. We don’t know how to read it. I did not come back home and publish that information, but I will say this, I was privileged to meet some people that really impressed me. There was one young man, Bro. Coffey was his name, that kept corresponding with me. From that time until the beginning of the 1980’s he corresponded with me, because he had interpreted for me in 1974 when we were in Ghana. These different ones would correspond, and at the same time I was getting correspondence from Singapore, then from India. At that time, we had a young man and his brother who were coming here. During the first months of their coming here, oh they just thanked God for bringing them here. As time came and went, there came a time when I brought this certain young man from Ghana Africa, Bro. Coffey, I had been corresponding with him for quite awhile. He came here. Here also, was George Brown from Jamaica. We got acquainted with him in 1972. We brought him and his family over here several times. He lived in the mountains, miles away from any major city. Another brother and I went down there and hired a taxi to take us into the mountains where he lived. I have to say, he was really in the mountains. We took a liking to the people, and especially because they seemed so eager for what they were getting in the Contender. After coming back, that man had expressed how he would like to get his people out of there. We had already purchased a station wagon. Bro. Albert Seitz drove it down to Florida, where we shipped it by boat to be picked up in Jamaica. By the time we came into the first part of the 1980’s, we had sent him enough money, that he had slowly moved those families, I forget how many there were, out of the mountains to just a few miles away from a major city along the coastal area. They bought concrete blocks and built a church house. One by one they began to build concrete buildings for each family to live in. On one occasion I took the deacons and their wives down there to see what these people were doing. They were rejoicing to be part of us. But when we came into the first part of the 1980’s, we had a lot of people from Canada and different places coming here for our convention meeings. Faith Assembly sponsored them to be here, not from Canada, but from overseas.

EXALTING SELF

I will never forget one young man and his brother that had been here for several months, testifying how they really enjoyed Faith Assembly and the things they heard. He was getting his ego all built up. He wanted permission to speak to the preachers and some others one morning. It was not to the entire congregation, it was to some of the visitors here for the convention, and George Brown from Jamaica, that we had brought over for the convention. When this young man had stood right here for almost two hours beating his gums together and making various statements belittling me and putting me down, he was trying to exalt certain things Bro. Branham had said and the way he said them, and show that I had not said things like Bro. Branham had said them, and he finally allowed opportunity for someone else to speak. I sat right over there and kept quiet while he talked. Bro. Creech was sitting next to me. Neil Connally from Canada was sitting right here. Gordon Engman was sitting right there. When he got finished, I felt like I had been shot, from the way he said things. When he finally took his seat, I do not remember all the words I said, but I did say this, If God is through with me, I am ready to sit down. Bro. Creech was the first one that spoke up, he began to defend me, having known me for so many years and what I have stood for. Neil Connally followed him supporting our coming to Canada and preaching the things we did. Then Bro. Engman from California told how he put up with quotes in California, but he thanked God for the things we have stood for and the way we put it in the Contender. Different voices began to defend me. That young man sat there listening, and after awhile he began to look like a chicken with his head cut off. There sat Coffey from Africa and George Brown from Jamaica. When the meeting was over, they went their way. George Brown went back to the quotes pattern. It wasn’t long until I heard he was preaching everywhere just exactly the way Bro. Branham said it. Then the Bro. Coffey who I had supported and used in 1974 as interpreter, he went back to Africa and within six months time, it took his wife to tell on him, he was caught with another woman and had relationship with her. When these things begin to come back to you, after what you have spent, and how you have trusted them, then somehow or other they turn right around and take off in another direction, it can get very disheartening. But through the years I will have to say, there have been others that have taken hold of what we stand for and have held on wonderfully. I will say this, Some of these brothers, to the religious world might look like they are as unimportant as a stray dog. But those who have an honest heart, have a unique way of taking hold of something and are ready to stand, no matter what the storms may bring. I am not in the habit of referring to names of individuals. However I then began to have correspondence with a man from Singapore, Richard Gan. Twice I brought him and his wife over here for our meetings. When we passed through Singapore on our way to India. He came to the hotel room, thanking me for the things he was able to read in the Contender. But the second time he was over here, I honored him and let him preach one night. I will never forget it. He took a subject just as unrelated to the facts as anything in the world.

RICHARD GAN
PREACHED CONTRARY
TO BROTHER JACKSON

We had preached and put out an article From Eden to the Flood, what happened and how it was all represented in the loins of Noah, the mixed seed. Richard Gan stood right here in this pulpit and preached that Noah was a pure seed. How could he have been a pure seed? He thought because he himself was a male nurse in a hospital in Singapore, that qualified him to use that line of thought. Well I have sense enough to know, because I have studied genetic laws in the animal kingdom, and I have to say, no male species is necessarily going to determine exactly what particular identity his offspring will have. I ask of you, please listen carefully to me and remember, Noah never had a daughter. He had sisters, he had other brothers, but remember this, if Noah was a pure seed according to Richard Gan’s idea, why did he marry a woman of mixed seed? What was the objective? The woman that he was married to when he fathered three sons, before the flood, was a woman of mixed seed, and they each grew up old enough to help Noah build on that boat, and there was no sister in that line of the family. That tells me something. Remember, the male determines the sex of the child, not the mother. How many heard me? He fathered all male children, did he not? One was a white man, one was a black man, and the other was in between. I am not a racist. I am a realist. Let us be realistic about the things that are given to us. Those three sons of Noah had already picked their wives before the flood came. I believe with all my heart, they picked the wife that fit their particular physical identity. They were in that boat for almost a year by the time the flood came until it had abated from the earth. There were no children born in the ark. But after they were back on the ground and they moved out into the different planes of Shinar to begin to take up habitation, then is when their line began to multiply and each one of them began to bear sons and daughters, sons and daughters, sons and daughters. Why did not Noah have a daughter? It lets me know, Noah was not a pure seed. If he was, he was a fool for marrying a mixed woman. Because up until that time, a man could marry his own sister. You know that. If Noah had the same revelation that Enoch prophesied like he did, he would never have taken a wife that was of mixed seed, if he had sisters that were pure seed. When I wrote to Gan and tried to say, brother, why have you put this out like this? He said, God gave it to me as a revelation. Then I thought, the devil hit him with a picture of something, that is when I said, you go your way and I will go mine. Never have I said, he is a devil. But I said, the time will come when God will prove who is right and who is wrong. I will say, I thank God, that through the years He has let me meet some wonderful people, some wonderful brothers. We had another young man that began to converse with me, Bro. Hiwale from India. That was in the latter part of the 1970’s. To him, it was wonderful to read the Contender, the things we had published. On three occasions I brought him and his wife here. On two occasions I was there in India, he was my interpreter, and he set up the places I was to go and preach. But after I was there the last time, a man wrote to me from Singapore. Dear Bro. Jackson, you do not know it, but Bro. Hiwale is going behind your back, he is communicating with another preacher from Canada, and he is doing it because he is giving him money. I don’t have to mention his name. From then on I said, they will use you, they will two time you, they will double time you and everything else just to get out of you what they can get out of you. I wrote and told him, brother, I cannot do any more for you, I will not support a man, that to my face he will stand with what we say, then when my back is turned, he will stand for what somebody else says, that is contrary. You either stand with what God has given you the opportunity to stand for, and don’t change when the wind blows, or there is something wrong. If God called you to be exactly what is in this scribe category, then measure up to it, live up to it, no matter what. I am not going to look over your shoulder and dictate, but I will say one thing, I am not taking back the things we have stood for and taught through the years. I have boxes of old letters at home, where different ones have spoken for what we have stood for. I will say this, when we came through that net era, we came through into the latter part of the 1950’s. As we came into the latter part of the 1950’s things began to change. I can remember when Billy Graham had his big tent. A. A. Allen had his. T. L. Osborne had his. Many others also, their trucks were going up and down the highways of America, from place to place, having their meetings. But all of a sudden those trucks began to slow down, less and less until they were no longer on the road. They were no longer sitting up tents in the big cities. The net period was over. About 1960 this little man William Branham, which to me was the beginning of a scribe on the scene. You have to take that parable, which starts with one scribe. He brought a message that is going to be the beginning of what is to follow that. Now let me say this for the sake of some preachers who will say, now Bro. Jackson, that is not the way you said it back in such and such a time. If that is the way it looks to you, it is because I see more now. How many know what I mean by that? We do not have a clear picture from now until the end. We are looking at it by faith. I can remember the time when I heard that man William Branham, in the seals, he said it like this, the Bride will go in the rapture, but the church will go through the tribulation. Well there is no scripture for that. So when I began to analyze that, I said that is another one of those little things that the devil is going to use, and it will be a big fan. So with that, I began to realize, I was not going to let daylight come between that man and me, not that I worshipped his flesh, and not that I have taken everything he said verbatim. I will listen to it and ask God to give me sense enough to know how to interpret it, and to divide it, because in there is God’s message for my soul and for the true Bride of Christ. The rest is going to fall out here on the ears of a bunch of you-name-them. Well you are talking about my brother. I don’t care if I am. Well my sister is wrapped up in that. I don’t care if she is. I can have ten cousins all wrapped up in it. Do you think I am going to let that change me from my walk with God? You might say, you don’t sound like you care about anybody else. I do too, but I put God first. I say to everyone of you, who am I to stand in the middle of the road and say, now wait a minute brother, let’s reason this all out. If it is not a revelation to them, they are bound and determined to go some other way. There is not a thing you can do to stop them. I did not say they would go back to the beer joint, did I? But they will turn to some other religious pathway. When we did come into 1963, and God dealt with that man like he did, and moved him out to Arizona, specifically so that He could speak to him in a supernatural way in the mountains, that was the way God led him. I am thankful, that along in 1968 in the month of October when my wife and I were privileged to go out there, Billy Paul wanted us to stay with him. He took us up into the mountains right where the angel of the Lord had come down and appeared to Bro. Branham, when certain words were spoke to him. Already, by that time there were people coming from the ends of the earth, to take out pieces of rock from Sabino Canyon. That is exactly how Catholicism has been all through the years, collecting nails and pieces of the cross. What those people were doing was no different then what the Catholic people do, it all winds up coming from the same spirit. At one time, I was told that the public officials became concerned, because people were hauling the mountain away by the car loads. They closed the canyon for awhile because of that, and I don’t know whether it is still closed or not. They did not want the whole thing destroyed. That is a shame, when people who profess to be Christians get to the place that rocks and sticks mean more to them than a revelation of the Word of God in their heart. If you cannot carry it in your heart it will not do you any good to have something in your back pocket, or on the wall of your house. I appreciate pictures and things of that nature, but that is not the inspiration that is going to draw a picture of something that is revelatory, and that is what it takes to benefit your inner being. Your inner being is not measured by what is on the wall: it is what God wants to paint inside of you that makes you a true Christian. Through the years, they have come here and gone from here. For a period of time they would say, Oh Bro. Jackson, it is so wonderful. Then all of a sudden you begin to get a picture. Up to a certain time they can see it, but beyond that, they do not see anything else. As I endeavor to present this message, some of you might say oh Bro. Jackson, you ought not do this. Well, here is one of the reasons I am going to do it. You sit there in those seats and you do not know what goes on in a minister’s mind. You do not care how many are out here trying to shoot him out of the saddle and do away with him. Some have said, Bro. Jackson is out of touch with young people. I want to ask you all a question, when the Bible says repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, was that written one way to suit an old person and another way to suit a young one? Was it? You know good and well it was not. The same Bible that teaches there is one God, that has been manifested in three offices, was that written exclusively for different categories of the age bracket? It was not. When Paul was converted on the road to Damascus and Ananias was told by the angel of the Lord to go and pray for him, that he would be a light to the Gentiles and a means of salvation to the ends of the earth, I still believe what he said, regardless of whether I am seventy years old or sixteen. It is for all of us, but we have to have a revelation. I want you to know, the Holy Ghost is not particular what age you are, if He gets inside of you. He can take an old man that has chewed tobacco all his life, but when he is sixty five and God gets hold of him, brings him to repentance, in his heart he looks up with tears in his eyes and thanks God for saving his soul. Then He comes along and fills him with the Holy Ghost. The old man is no longer chewing and spitting tobacco juice. He is talking in another language and worshipping God. Did God do that because he was old or young? Which one? I think it is about time we begin to wake up. I know the way the modern world of religion is run today. I don’t care which direction they go. TBN is nothing but a Hollywood celebration thing. I thank God for a revelation of truth. We have no need of world popularity.

CORRECTION

What I am doing here today is not to destroy anybody, any person, any preacher, but to set some people on notice of this one thing, I may be an old man to some, but I have not forgotten what the scriptures do say. I could forget what I had for breakfast the day before yesterday, but when it comes to certain scriptures, the same thought I remembered fifty years ago, I still remember today. What he said back then he still says the same thing today. What it meant then still means the same thing today. When I made the tape and sent it to Bro. Strommen in Norway, about the Jehu ministry, he replied back to me, “On this video you mentioned about the Jehu ministry, I have never stood for any Jehu ministry. I have always ministered on the five fold ministry. It is true that I have taken the pattern of the ministry of Elijah and called it a three stage or three fold purpose of that ministry. I ministered that, as you mentioned, in Mexico and also in Manila in 1996. The topic is mainly an effort to try to help the believer see that everything was not over when Bro. Branham died. It has never been an issue of trying to get another ministry started. I thought we talked these things over as we traveled together over the years. In your later sermons on the 100 years plus, you also touched on the same thing, that it was not over when Elijah was taken away. The main issue there was to turn their hearts back to God. (Listen carefully.) It seems that you are taking the names Elijah, Elisha, and Jehu as the three persons.” That is not what I have said. I said that Elijah, Elisha, and one of the children of the prophets, 2nd Kings 9:1. Brother, I may be an old man, but I am not senile. Why talk about a three fold stage, if you leave the third one anonymous? How many know what I am saying? In the 1st verse of 2nd Kings 9, that was the young man that was told, take this anointing and go anoint, guess who? Jehu. What is the topic? The three fold purpose. Of what? Just three individuals or three anonymous characters? We are talking about the anointing, aren’t we? How many can see what I am saying. You just don’t throw an anonymous thing out there. You have got to be specific, whether you are saying it indirect or directly. Brothers and sisters, the young man that was told to take this anointing oil, his name is not even mentioned in the record of the scriptures. Because when you go back to the original of Elijah and God has prophesied through Elijah, of what all is to be done in this house of Israel, how He is going to judge it, destroy Baalism and everything, no anonymous person appears on the scene. You either are specific and commit yourself, or you do not use three stages. How many heard me? It does not go that way. When you read the whole chapter 9 of 2nd Kings, it leads you when he was anointed, and from then on he is crying out as he comes down the road on that horse, come and watch my zeal for God. He cut off more heads. Now don’t leave him silent just because we are trying to bring out a three fold stage of something. How many heard what I am saying? Because I am not listening to scriptures like that. Don’t use the three fold stage of anything if you cannot be specific on what you are talking about. Because types in the Bible are not written that way. When you go to Leviticus 23, it speaks to you specifically on what day the Lord will raise from the dead. It speaks to you specifically, that it is on the next day after the Sabbath, which is actually Sunday in the Greek week. That set a perfect type, that after the earth has had its Millennium, that is the seventh day, then everything, redemption is over, now it passes into the eighth day. How many can see that? When you read it in type, it is not anonymous. It is specific. How else are you going to prove a revelation? Now here is more, so please pay attention“This pattern is to show that even they never saw the original prophet, they could still have part of the turning of the hearts back to God. I mentioned three periods, first the old pattern, already told, then the same of John the Baptist. (Now to my brother, you are still my brother, and I am going to plainly tell you, I am your spiritual daddy. I have known you for a longer period of time than any of these other characters I talked about. I am not going to cut you off, but I am sure going to let you know that as your spiritual daddy, I am going to remind you of how little you know.) Then the time of John the Baptist, that would be the prophet, the apostles ministry, and then the five fold ministry. The apostles were with John the Baptist. (They absolutely were not. Turn to Matthew 4, then Matthew 10. He went around the Sea of Galilee, the first ones He picked was Peter and Andrew, then John, then James. Later Nathaniel, then Matthew, then Bartholomew. Every one of these apostles that were disciples then, they were not part of John the Baptist’s ministry at all, they were part of Jesus’ calling. He said, then the time of John the Baptist, that would be the prophet, the apostles ministry, and then the five fold, that is not the way it was at all. It was John the Baptist, he was the spirit of Elijah to turn the heart of the fathers to the children. He was also the fore runner of the messenger of the covenant, who was Jesus Christ, in Malachi 3:1. Follow me. And Jesus did not start on the scene until He heard that John was in prison. You find this in Matthew’s writing. Then, is when Jesus left Nazareth and came to Capernaum and started preaching around the Sea of Galilee to fulfill the scriptures, and they that sat in darkness saw a great light. Then one day He passed by and saw some fishermen, Peter and Andrew. Later here came James and John. Then later came Nathaniel, behold an Israelite in whom there is no guile. Then Matthew the tax collector. On and on and on. When you come to the 10th chapter, there is where you see He is calling the twelve out and commissions them to go and preach the gospel. Now listen to this last part. That would be the prophet, listen to this, then the apostle’s ministry, he is referring to me, and then the five fold ministry. I have been standing for that five fold ministry ever since I have been talking. Because that five fold ministry comes right into that order of scribes. How many understood what I am saying? It took a scribe, a prophet, a messenger to the age, to initiate this and start this thing going. That is why I have been ridiculed, ran over and talked about. I am not mad, I am not disgusted, but I know when the Bible is being used in an untimely way. I have to say brother, I have labored these many years, standing for a true revelation of the Word of God. When I first met you, I saw in you the qualities of a man that I wanted to help. I was drawn to your ministry. I can say this, on this platform I have heard you say many beautiful things that were uplifting, edifying to the saints of God. But brother, let me say this, there is no move of the spirit of God to create another generation of preachers, other ministries beyond what I have been standing for, for the past thirty some years. Any of the young men in Norway, you don’t have to listen to me, you don’t have to correspond with me, but I am watching you. It is what you do in the next year and half that tells me whether you are running out of time, out of tune, or whether you are running around trying to be a show piece to somebody? If you are, there will be some people that will listen to you. How many understand what I am saying? But Bro. Strommen, you are my brother, but I have to say, the type you have used here, is completely out of line with the scriptures. When I go back to the apostles’ hour, it was first John the Baptist, he was the forerunner, the spirit of Elijah, that was turning the hearts of the fathers to the children. Was he not? Who is the next stage? Jesus Christ, because it was John who introduced Jesus. Is that not right? Then what is the third stage? Those men that Jesus called to be His disciples, after the anointing in the upper room, they became the apostles that were to start the body of the New Testament Church, Ephesians 4. Now He that ascended, is He who descended first, and then He gave gifts unto men. So it was Jesus Himself who sent back through the intercessory work, the anointing that is going to be the third stage of that anointing of the Spirit of God. When we come to Bro. Branham’s hour, just like I said in the video, Bro. Branham typed two characters, he was the spirit of Elijah that fulfilled Malachi 4:5-6 in the latter part, to turn the heart of the children, that is you and me, back to the faith of our fathers. That is exactly what I saw in the life of Bro. Branham. Beyond him, he fulfilled two biblical characters, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. Because we have never known Christ after the flesh, only by divine revelation. That means revealed Jesus of the Bible, by the manner and the way he presented Him. Because the gift in his life was not in John the Baptist, you know that. The gift in his life characterized the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Otherwise why did people call out, he is our Messiah? why did they start baptizing in his name? Why was I asked in 1958, if the Lord was to come back in our day and dress like man today, do you think you would know Him? I said, I believe I would. Are you sure? Then I said, well what do you mean? Have you ever thought about who William Branham might be? I said, yes, he is the spirit of Elijah and he is a messenger to this Laodicean age. If you take it beyond that, you are out in the Bible. So I have to say, I am not the second stage for William Branham, and Bro. Strommen is not the third stage to bring on the five fold ministry. How many heard what I said?) There you have it, the prophet, the apostles ministry, (that is pertaining to me) and the five fold ministry.” You don’t have time to grow two flocks of chickens. How many heard what I said? Please brothers and sisters, I am not cutting the brother off, but I do know some people can get their thoughts all crossed up. You might say, but Bro. Jackson, this ought to have been handled different. And I would say, shame on you. Poor old apostle Paul, look at the names he mentioned. For thirty some years I have stood in this place doing my best to try to give you something to believe that would settle your minds, and give you something to build upon spiritually. I have tried not to be a show off, and you have not seen me standing around talking to a lot of other women while my wife sat somewhere all by herself. If you have a question I will talk with you. But I am not going to stand over here on one side of the building, or out in the parking lot, talking to some other woman, if my wife cannot be part of the conversation. I say that with respect to every sister, I will respect you, but you must respect me also. My wife has had to sit and listen to a lot of sad stories, but I have to say this morning, I know what we are standing for and I am not about to change it. I hope what I have said this morning, when it goes around this world, will cause some people to think seriously and seek the Lord for an understanding of truth.

EXPLAINING THE
TERM SCRIBE

I want to go back to the scripture in Matthew 13 where we were earlier. I want to read that 52nd verse again, because there is a word I want to give you the definition of from the dictionary. In the 51st verse He has asked the disciples, have you understood all these things? They said, yea Lord. “Then He said unto them, Therefore EVERY scribe.” Now He is speaking this at the end of the seventh parable, the seventh church age. This does not pertain to anywhere else in the kingdom of heaven time. Therefore every scribe, do you know the definition of the word “every?” To speak of more than one, to speak of all as a complete unit. That means the five fold ministry will speak as a unit. That takes you to Isaiah 52:8, my watchmen, in that day will see eye to eye. In the Hebrew it says, when Yahweh returns to Israel. Now with the conditions going on in Israel, there is no need of us as Gentile Christians sitting here, thinking we have many more years to play around, dilly dally around, argue, well I have plenty of time. This condition in the Middle East has been going on now for two years. We have hundreds and hundreds of people in America today, frowning on the idea of sending troops to Iraq. I don’t rejoice in the fact that we are sending troops, but let us look at this from a biblical standpoint. If we are living in the days that the Bible has predicted all these events to come to pass, there is no way a politician is going to design the future to bypass them. I will say this, with this Islamic spirit and terrorism in every major area of the earth, if something between now and then does not happen, this thing could go on another twenty five or thirty years, and regardless of how we try to get rid of it, it will only pop up somewhere else. Already our war, they are figuring out so many billions of dollars, but their aim is, we will rid the earth of terrorism. I have to say tonight, looking from the Bible standpoint, they will not. God will do it in His time, but mortal mankind cannot do it. He will let this thing go on and frustrate the politicians until they become so agitated, aggravated, and confused. To a great extent, they have sat back and politically allowed some of this to be propagated right in their own countries. I have to say, it is a shame for Israeli citizens to be offered every day on the slaughter block of political ideology. They can believe in the Torah all they want to, and quote it, and observe the Sabbath day, and die and go to hell doing it. God is about as much interested in that kind of attitude, as He is somebody going out here, and making moonshine. Modern mankind has allowed this spirit to come up like it has. I believe God has turned it loose just to agitate world politicians and societies that have been so open and prone to forgetting about God. God has allowed it to develop in such proportions, they are going to force God to do something to show His hand. This conflict in the Middle East cannot go on many more months. Those societies cannot go on and on forever and keep the men that are their soldiers, away from their jobs and such. After awhile it has a very devastating economic affect on their total economies. We will wind up trying to support them with relief aid. When I look at the Bible and read it the way it portrays it, I believe with all my heart, if and when we do enter Iraq, we could well begin to experience some Islamic repercussions. If so, it could put Israel in a position where God will move her to the fore front just to begin to show the world something that the world does not want. When God is through with Israel, you can rest assured of one thing, He will kill that Islamic spirit and that cult from every corner of the earth. He will hit it with such a devastating blow, some of these so called church goers here in America and the civilized world, it is either going to rock them off their seats, and they will wake up and realize, they have been sitting too long under tradition. Either that, or they are going to prove to themselves that they have just had religion, they have not had salvation. So I am saying, I hate to have to think of our fighting forces having to go like that, but I do believe this one thing, God knows what He is doing and I believe He has a plan. If we are getting closer to Micah the 7th chapter where God said as it was in the days when He brought Israel out of Egypt, so will He again return to them. That kind of conflict in the earth is the only thing that is going to wipe this earth free from Islam and terrorism. First off, where did this spirit start? Saudi Arabia. When that conflict is over, what does it say in Isaiah 60, right in that country that has been the mother land for all Islam, then for some reason those people have become changed and they are ready to bring incense and gold to the Jews in Jerusalem. You could not get that from them now if you wanted to. But it plainly tells you by the prophet Isaiah in the 60th chapter, they will be glad to come, with caravans loaded. Don’t tell me it takes a lot of political maneuvering to do that. When it is over and the abundance of the sea will be converted unto thee, and little nations from one end of this planet to another are going to be willing to contribute their part in the reconstruction, it will simply be because they have seen God in action. I want to say to some of you who have loved ones out there dragging their feet, like I drug my feet at one time. Lord, hit them with a two by four. I mean it. Some people have to live in hell watching their loved ones live like the devil. Do you know what my Bible says? For whom the Lord loveth, He chastens and scourges every son of God. But if you be without chastisement, I did not write this, then ye are bastard’s, and not sons, just illegitimate church goers. Think of it. Oh that Jackson, he is too harsh. When you see people drag their feet, going down the road of life, I have to say, they don’t have another life to live and they don’t have another twenty or thirty years to make up their mind, is it right or wrong. So this word scribe, is not singular, for the word “every” is not a singular word. That is what stood out to me this week. Every scribe, that literally is talking about when that seventh parable comes into application and the time factor for those scribes to become manifested, it will all start because of a scribe that God has had here, because around that, is what this seventh church age has been built. How many realize that? It is true he was not at the beginning of it, but he came on the scene right when this seventh church age was reaching the point where the net needed to be cast in. He was right in the middle of it. Then it reached a point when they began to sit down and cast the bad back, but the good was gathered into vessels. So the part of this 52nd verse, is what follows on the end of it all, every scribe. This is not an anonymous bunch of preachers. How many understand what I mean? This is not an anonymous bunch of preachers, because all preachers are not fully instructed into the kingdom of God. They just think they are. Otherwise they would all be consistent, they would all say the same thing. It is true, many men have heard this man, but many of them did not hear it the way others have heard it. From this, I will say, God purposed to call an element of the ministry, and He could have called them by some other title, but in the Old Testament a scribe had to be a man officially invested with the knowledge and technique to know how to record the Old Testament scriptures. Every dot and tittle had to be in place, it could not be copied by just anybody. So when he uses this position, we have to realize that a scribe in this sense, right here at the end of the seventh Church age, will have to be somebody that has been truly called of God, and invested with the authority to fulfill his calling. Once they have been called into that, and the Holy Spirit has taught them what this calling pertains to, then along the line they are capable of bringing out of the storehouse things new and old, because it is the revelation that he contains, it is the revelation and understanding God has given him, the ability, things new, that deals with every new revelation that God has made known, and he knows how to break it down and make it applicable to the listener. But also, he has heard it said by the Elijah prophet what the original faith consists of doctrine wise. Now while we are on this line of thinking, some might say, Bro. Jackson, why did you have to do what you did about your brother? I have been sold out down through the years by men that I have had confidence in, and have invested my time, my prayers and material things of Faith Assembly. I met a young man in the Philippines in 1978, Bro. Villagonza. He had just got hold of a Contender. A group already over there was being led by a man out of Canada, but he was one of the Branhamite quote, quote, quote preacher’s. When he saw the Contender floating around, he condemned it. But the young Bro. Villagonza took it and read it. It was on the merits of that, that he began to communicate with me. So in 1978 when we were on our way to India the first time. We stopped over in Manila, and I had an opportunity to meet him. He gave me his testimony, how he was led off another island where he was raised up, to come to Manila and start a work. Some of the people that this Canadian man had, he knew them. I said to him, brother, if you start a fellowship, don’t start one next to them. You get away from here because they will be after you to tear your foundation down and everything else they can think to do. From then on, he became a man that communicated with me, and I invested in him material substance to help him in what he was doing. Then in 1979 we were back there again, and in 1980 we went back again. In all this time we communicated. Our communication was very open and God blessed his work. He not only gave him a fellowship there in Manila, He led him out into other areas, in other parts of the Philippines. He had a following of people. Then in 1996 when we were privileged to go to the Philippines and have a meeting, the young man that was the song leader, Bro. Elevera, was working with Bro. Villagonza at the time as an assistant minister. This group of people was wonderful to fellowship with. But just to show you how the enemy can soon hit something, we are no sooner home than a man here in the states, who would not come to one of my meetings for anything in the world, but he always wanted to get the Contender to see where I was, and get our tapes. But he would not stand up and teach what I would teach for anything in the world. So he goes to the Philippines and gets with Bro. Villagonza, and in no time he had his ears filled with adverse ideas and things. Immediately he began to sell out to this brother here from the states. When he did, the biggest part of the congregation sensed it and said, we will not go along with this. Then Bro. Elevera, which up until 1996 we had never really known personally, when he saw what Bro. Villagonza was getting wrapped up in with that other line of thinking, and he saw in the hearts of the people and realized he was compelled to do something he stepped away from Bro. Villagonza and said to the people, we will go on ourselves. In a few short months, all the people, one by one, began to leave Bro. Villagonza and follow Bro. Elevera. In a few months Bro. Villagonza, after all the years of saying what he had, he turned completely against what we had published through the years and it was not long until I had some communication from some of the people, that all the people had left him. That was not my fault. Let every scribe take a look at what God has called him to do. He does not start you for twenty years following one thing, and then bingo, you do an about face. You are going to be every day exactly what God called you to be and do, you are going to say it right. So if you think that doesn’t hurt your heart, you have another thought coming. When I began to get wind of how this third phase was being applied, I have sense enough to know what the 9th chapter of 2nd Kings says, that son of the prophet, his name is not even mentioned, he is anonymous. He was just told to take this vial of oil and go anoint Jehu. So if Elijah was anointed, Elisha was anointed, then who is the next person anointed, if we are going to preach a third stage. Let’s not be anonymous. I am not going to leave you hanging in the air. So then when my brother implies that the apostles were with John the Baptist, I know they were not. The Bible does not read that way. In fact, Jesus did not start preaching until John was in prison. That is what it says in Matthew. As soon as John was in prison, then Jesus left Nazareth with some of the disciples He had and came to Capernaum. From that place on, He began to pull and seek these men that the Spirit led Him to. Now John the Baptist was phase number one, but he is in prison, he does not get out anymore. He soon lost his head. He falls out of the picture. Now Jesus is in the forefront, and He no sooner starts, and He starts picking His disciples that eventually will be apostles. All you have to do is read the 10th chapter of Matthew. By the time you get to the 10th chapter, He has all twelve of them. He has had a congregation following Him, but these men who became apostles later, were hand picked by Jesus. John the Baptist had nothing to do with it. That is why I say, do not try to put me in a corner, I have had to defend this book too long already, and lose my friendship and confidence in a lot of people, so I know where I stand. Therefore when my brother tries to persuade me that this is the order, he brings it in like Bro. Branham was the prophet, the Elijah, but I am the apostle that stepped next in line. Now the five fold ministry comes along after that. That is not so. I have been preaching a five fold ministry ever since God opened my eyes to the fact, because that is what God has called me to do. From Norway to India, I have said, God has called me to stand for some men, it is not a one man show. Now He is not going to use one man to stand in the second term, so that a new generation of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers can come on. I will take you back to John the Baptist, then Jesus, then the twelve that did become apostles, they are the beginning of the ministry that followed. Paul wrote about it, and John was the last one of them. You cannot break the continuity of what the Bible says. You can use types all you want to, or ideas, but that does not make it so. I want my brother to know, you are my brother, and I am your spiritual daddy, and you are going to hear me bark from now on until you can prove to me by putting something together in Norway, that proves to me that you are right and I am wrong. If I see that I am wrong, I will be the first one to admit it, I will not go and hide in a closet, I will publicly say I am sorry. Now how many heard me say that? I don’t like to talk like this, but through thirty some years, all I have seen is these hypocrites running the road, pretending that they have such a great revelation, they are ready to tell me all about the man of God and they don’t know a thing about him. They could not even tell me how much sugar he used in his coffee, but I can tell them. I sat in his own house while Banks Woods played a trick on him. Bro. Branham only liked just a little bit, but Banks Woods took a spoon and stuck it in the sugar bowl and poured a whole bunch in his coffee. When he came in and sat down and starting drinking it, he said, who has been messing with my coffee? I say these things, not to be a smart aleck, but it is a shame that we have people running the road of life tonight, that are supposed to be preaching for the Bride, and they are preaching everything else. I want to say, for thirty some years, that is what we have been trying our best to do. I have to say, we are almost at the end now. I believe with all my heart we are in the process now, just before the end is here, God is going to move in our lives, in our hearts, in our homes, and in the ministry, to the point it will get us together, get us to thinking alike and living alike. He is after unity. Some could say, oh that Jackson wants to have authority over your life. No, I don’t, I don’t tell you what to eat, nor drink, I don’t tell you where to go to buy your groceries. I don’t tell you when to buy a car. I am not interested in any of that. But if we are interested in being some people that are going to be united as the Bride of Christ, then there are certain things that have to be understood in the right way. We cannot wind up with half a dozen ideas, well that is not the way I see it. I see it this way, that is the way it is. If the apostle Paul was alive today and walked down the aisle among us, there would be people ready to criticize him, he just does not understand. Well I say he did understand, and what he said back then is still good enough for me today .When I was twenty seven years old, it was good, and now that I am seventy eight, going on seventy nine years old, it is still good. When I started preaching these messages about two months ago, you don’t know, but I have in my possession seven different dreams, none of them came from me, but from different areas of the world. That is why I know the time has come and we are entering into it, and I will say the first thing He is going to shake is the ministry. He is going to shake it to the very foundation of our being. We are going to prove that we are in unity, and are working hand in hand for the Bride of Christ and not for our personal self only. Every scribe will say the same thing, but he will not quote word for word, and be a repetitionist. Every scribe will have a revelation by the Holy Spirit, what the major picture and the central thought is, that he should relate to. It will come out the same regardless of the words of expression. We do not have to be copy cats. We will be realists though, and our hearts will be cherishing the Word of God. A few days after I started these message, you would be surprised at the people getting them on the internet. A brother that lives away from here, he and his group are usually here every fall during convention time. He called and said to me, Bro. Jackson, I am really enjoying these messages. He said, I had a sister that had a dream a few weeks ago, I will write it down and send it to you. So he did.

TELLING A DREAM

I received the dream this certain brother sent to me, and it goes like this, we are in a big convention, in every one of these dreams lately, it was always seen with Faith Assembly full of people like it was a big convention. In other words, the whole element of people is all represented. I was preaching, beside of me was a rack that had a beautiful white wedding dress hanging on it. I was using this to illustrate certain points of scripture, how they apply to our lives. The sister noticed as I would reach certain points in my explanation, she could hear people say, I see that, and they would mark in their Bible. For some unknown reason, she didn’t know why, after awhile she would see these people that were seeing this and remarking like this, how they would slowly get out of their seats and come up behind me, where there was a big platform. They would take their place on the platform. But every once in awhile she would hear a voice say, I don’t see this, or I can’t find it. Over a period of time, she would see those same individuals eventually get up and move out. Now that did not come from me. That came from somebody that does not even live here, but they have been here nearly every convention. Do you know what that tells me? As we get closer to the end, every person in the body of Christ, somewhere, is going to be used. How many understood what I meant? They are going to be able to see things, that they are going to see applied in a spiritual sense, to the whole body of believers. I refuse to stand here and dictate, like, you either be here and get this or else get on out. To me, that is wrong. I look at every one of you as a valuable person, you are a part of God’s property, He purchased you with the shed blood of His only begotten Son. He died in agony, that you and I might have life. But I have enough concern for the whole body of Christ, that I am not going to water this thing down just to make it please a bunch of carnal minded characters, to make it sound good to them to keep them here, and anonymous to everyone else. I have to see myself in this thing and be willing to take my place in it. Therefore every scribe, which is going to be every God-called man that is called to be in the five fold ministry. I refuse to take the second place after Bro. Branham, then let the five fold ministry follow later on. How many understood what I said? Because Paul did not have to wait years and years until the five fold ministry came on the scene. You know that. It started with apostles, but as the body collectively grew, necessity caused the Holy Spirit to pull men in that would fill these other categories, so that within a few years time, when local assemblies are scattered everywhere, Paul could see a picture of what the Holy Ghost has been doing. Isn’t it strange, one of those original apostles was still alive when a lot of those others had already had their head’s cut off? I do hope you everyone understand the picture I am putting before you, of what I am trying to relate to you. I am thankful for every last one of you. However I refuse to stand here and let you be over run with every cheap supposed-to-be revelation that might suit somebody else’s mind and desire. I refuse to put up with that. I have shared this platform with every brother that professed to be called to preach, up until he begins to play with something strange. Then, is when I will say, That is off limits. I hope you everyone understand what I mean. If some of you want to get on the telephone and gossip, help yourself. One day something will hit that thing and bounce it right back against your mouth. I am not saying that to be mean. But there is no lay person that is going to straighten up God’s Church. Forget that idea. You can complain all you want to, find fault all you want to, but you and your words mean about as much to God, as a little dog barking at a rat. You either follow God, because God is the One that is going to straighten us all up, myself and everybody else that is willing to be straightened up, or you will be out of the picture. I want God to put me in the right place, with the right motive, with the right attitude. But I refuse to sit here with my ears numb, trying to pacify and please everybody that has a different idea, like, well don’t you think so and so, that it could be this way and so forth? They will say, Have you ever heard this or that?. I have heard of everything, and most of it doesn’t amount to a dime’s worth of anything, because the people that want to cater to it, are not willing to go any further with truth. I am thankful for what God has done among you, and what He is going to do for you, and I believe we are on the right road. I believe we will take the things God has put in our hearts and cherish them. I love friendship as much as you do, but I will not sell out to every Tom, Dick and Harry just to please a bunch of people and then have God frown on me five years from now. This word is far more important, so say it right and say it like you know what you are talking about. Don’t just throw it out there anonymously hoping it will have a specific effect according to a thought in your mind. I hope you everyone understand me. The reason I know, by the grace of God, what I have been standing for through the last number of years, all goes back to just shortly before Bro. Branham was taken off the scene. This was in 1965 in the month of October. I knew he was scheduled to have some meetings at Shreveport and different places going through the west. On this particular night, I saw myself in a dream. I had never been in Shreveport, I had never been in Jack Moore’s church. But I saw myself in that church for three meetings. I saw Bro. Branham, each night and each service, he would come out and preach a sermon. As I listened to him preach that sermon I got the sensation, he is preaching this like he will never preach it again. Then at the end of his preaching, the prayer line would start. Person after person would come before him. He listened to what they had to say, he took each one of them and prayed for them like, you had the feeling he would never pray for that person again. After I had the dream, then I heard he was going to be in Shreveport, I called him and said Bro. Branham, I have had this dream, I don’t know what it means, but I will tell you the part of it, I saw myself in a city somewhere and some friends that we know have brought us to this church where you are going to be preaching. When our friends pulled into the parking lot and parked their car, I noticed that when I got out of it, and looked straight across the street from the parking lot, there was a military armory building. I noticed when we came down the sidewalk, just about half a block, here is the church building. Then, is when he said, Bro. Junie, have you ever been in Shreveport? I said, no. He said, that sounds like Shreveport Louisiana, Jack Moore’s church, Glad Tiding’s Tabernacle, because diagonally across from that church there is an armory building. He said, try to be there if you can. I did not tell him what I had seen in the dream. So we went, we went on Friday, I knew if we got there by air, then Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night, that would be four services. But in my dream, I was only there for three services. We got to Atlanta, Georgia and the flight took off, we got to Jackson Mississippi and landed, we had more than an hour delay. Then I knew when our flight did leave, by the time we would get to Shreveport, we would not get there in time to get into the church service. But the friends we had contacted, they met us at the airport and took us to the motel where they were staying. So we didn’t get to the Friday night’s service. When we got to the Saturday night service, I saw Billy Paul and told him, I would like to tell that dream to your dad. He said, alright. So when I had a chance to go into the prayer room where Bro. Branham was, I saw Bro. Branham, and that armory building, which was just like I saw it in the dream. I told him exactly what I saw. I said, I saw you preach these messages, and prayed for these people like you would never be praying for them anymore. But at the end of each prayer line, I noticed there would be standing a young man, like a young minister, and he walked up and told you, and said to you, Bro. Branham, I have had a dream about you. You told the young man, when he told you the dream, you said, young man, something is getting ready to happen, and when it does, you will have something to do. Then the next service, the same thing was repeated. The next service, the same thing was repeated. But then I noticed in the third service, which was on Sunday night, all of a sudden there was a phenomena took place in the roof of that building, which was like on the outside was a giant earthquake that shook that building, and people were there from Canada and Mexico in Shreveport at that time. They had a telephone hookup back here to Jeffersonville, and into Canada and different places. In the dream, Bro. Branham was standing, and when that shaking started taking place, when the last man, he had told him there was something ready to take place and when it does you will have a part, he motioned back to me, come to the front. I got to the front, and he motioned, stand down there. Then the other three men came and stood by me. When that sensation began to shake that building, that is when people began to scream. I’ll never forget it, people were screaming and falling prostrate on the floor, oh God, oh God. Then I woke up. When I went down to Shreveport, nothing like that took place. I thought to myself, I should have kept that one to myself. But he left there, this was in November, and he went to Yuma Arizona. That is when he preached to the Full Gospel Business Men. Then he went on to Bakersfield California, I forget the message he preached there. But then he went to another place on the California coast, that is where he preached “Choosing of a Bride.” From that point he came back to Tucson. Then it was just a short time before Christmas 1965. On the way home, he was hit by those drunks and his life was taken from our midst. When I heard that, I thought, Oh my goodness. But do you know, his death shook this movement, it shook it to the foundation. When people began to come to Coots Funeral Home, more than one walked up to me, Bro. Jackson, this is your dream. From Canada to Mexico, it shook this movement to pieces, because he was God’s voice. That is why he was the scribe, but from him all these other scribes were to rise, not simultaneously, not all at once, but one by one, as they would hear the truth and fall in line. I will say, I am thankful to God that He has allowed me through the years, the grace to stand. I have been privileged to see men around this world embrace this truth, rejoice in it, they have even wrote their own testimonies how it has benefitted them. They too have been belittled, ostracized by the Branham movement. But when they saw what we have published and put out and it has gone throughout the whole world, I have to say tonight, it has been the grace of God. I could not have done it if it had not been for the grace of God. But when I see how God has used it, for thirty some years now, since 1969 when we began printing, I am thankful to God. I do not care how many more turn me down, I just say, God give me grace to have patience and love for truth, and love for people, but sense enough to know that when people begin to play and begin to be weighed in the balances, it is all in your hands. Regardless of what some of you may think of my person, that is immaterial to me, but I hope you understand what truth is, because I love what truth is. I can say, thank God for what it has done for me, when I used to be a bull headed kid, I did not want to be a fanatical Christian. I do not say today that I am a fanatic, but I am bull headed for God. I am going to stay that way. I thank God for the wife He gave me. I have told her many times, these young preachers, the minute they get into a little squabble or opposition, it is not long until their wife will say, I am going to leave, I cannot put up with that anymore. My wife has stood by my side and she has never cried or complained, saying, this is enough, I am not going to put up with it anymore. I am thankful to God for that. Truth, to me, is more important than a million dollars. I know it is the ticket to get us out of here. If you embrace it and understand it, what it really is, it is better than a pocket full of paper money, because it can be a treasure that comes from glory. I want to love this treasure and be able to share it with people. I like to see a smile come across their face. I don’t want to come back five years later and backtrack and change it and say, well I didn’t mean it then. I have to say, thank God for what He has done for me. I thank God for every last one of you. Young people, I have stood here through the years when you were little babies. I dedicated many of you, now look at you. What made you stay here? Why didn’t you go off somewhere else? What did you see that kept you here? I thank the Lord, some of you have spent more of your life here than anywhere else. You can’t say soup suppers did it, or chicken fries. I am glad we have a fellowship hall, but that wasn’t built to win converts. When you feed them to get them, then you have to feed them to keep them. Most of the time you will lose them anyhow, if you do not feed them the same quality or something better all the time. They get tired of this, then they get tired of that. Now I am going to leave you right there, but I have just got to the place in this message where I want to take you to the rest of Matthew 24 and 25, and show you the importance of how certain scriptures were written, so insignificant, Jesus said it, yet from this point to this point here, we have been living through that time factor. It cannot be as long as it has been. I am thankful to God for what we have learned up until this time. May God bless each one of you. You pray for me because I love people. I will bend over backwards and do everything I can to try to help people and encourage them, but I will not compromise on what I know God has called me to stand for. Some people will say that I try to control peoples’ lives, but that is a lie. Don’t ever think I am going to bow at your feet and beg you, what do you want me to say to keep you happy. If I have to start doing that, I don’t even want you around. You are just dead weight to any congregation, hard to get along with, hard to please. When God wants us to go north, you want to go south. I intend to follow God’s leading. My confidence is in Him.

Israel Taking Her Borders

Israel Taking Her Borders
Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

I AM GOING INTO THIS MESSAGE IN AN EFFORT TO HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT IS AHEAD FOR ISRAEL; AND WHAT IT WILL LEAD INTO.

About two weeks ago there was one of the big leaders of the Hamas movement found, he had been killed. Now the Hamas and PA together, have vowed revenge against Israel and Jewish targets. When they say that, that means there is no way that the United States or Canada can escape it. We have approximately 5.2 million Jews here in the states. Most of these Jews are manufacturers of different products as well as holders of many stocks in different companies. Once this starts, there is no doubt they have plans to rain havoc on as many Jewish and Americans as they can, because they know that America has always stood with Israel in the hour of crisis. Also, there is another man that has an article here, I have his picture, he is a Jewish man, and this other man is supposed to be a Christian. I do not know if he is a Christian from some Arab country, or what. The article says, “Israel Wants to Rule Arab World.” Well, that is a fact, you can’t escape it. I am going to point to some things here on the map. Right here is the Middle East. Here is the Suez Canal. This is the Sinai, and here is Israel right here. Here is the country of Jordan. Over here is Syria, here is Lebanon, and here is Iran. It takes you right straight through to the Euphrates Valley. We are going to title our thought this morning, “Israel Taking Her Borders.” There was never but one time in the whole history of the nation of Israel, that Israel ever did possess everything in her borders given by God. Turn with me to 2nd Samuel. Before I start this message I will say, During the coming meetings I have a message to deal with, that brings us a little more up to date on the pending things in the Middle East, why it is necessary and why it should be important to us. I realize that right now, maybe what we are saying about a war in the Middle East just sounds like to much talk, and so much being torn to pieces. But by the time that has started and you begin to see how it affects the world in general, there has never been a war in the world that will affect the world and society, nations and people, like this one will. God has designed it according to His plan. Once it starts, there is not a man on the face of the earth that can stop it until God brings it to its justified end. It will be a war that God starts. It will be a war that God ends His way. There is an objective that He is after and God will be the captain in the midst of it. There is not another mortal man, no matter what his rank would be, that could even design or change it. In 2nd Samuel, King David has been elevated to king of Israel. This is really just in the beginning of his kingdom. But David has a plan in his mind. As we read some of this, and as we talk about it, I would like for us to think that somewhere in the months ahead God is going to move upon the leadership of Israel to do a similar thing, only with much more supernatural display, because of the type of military weapons that are going to be involved in this event. David had been anointed king and he had begun to set a few things in motion. I am going to read a few verses of the 8th chapter. When David accomplished this great victory, this is the first time that the borders of Israel that were promised to Abraham and his seed, were ever accomplished. Starting in verse 1 we read, “And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: (We know that up until this time, all the conflicts that Israel has had with the Philistines, they have never been able to subdue this people for any lengthy period.) and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines. (That was evidently a major city in that hour. This was the Philistines’ land. It was somewhere in along in here (map) in the Gaza Strip area. We see how David, for some reason, was able to accomplish a victory over the Philistines.) And he smote Moab, (That is across the river, right here below the city of Amman.) and measured them with a line, (Notice what he did.) casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. (The world is no doubt going to howl. We do not know that Israel will do this, it is one thing to realize Israel has no intention of destroying every human being, that is not the objective, but she has got to be rough enough and severe enough that it puts enough fear in the remaining ones, that they will realize from then on, this is no good. In reality, it causes the Arabs, who have been brought to their knees in fear, now to be willing to go back and accept the same God that Israel and the Arabs of old did in the days of the twelve tribes.) And the Moabites became David’s servants, and brought gifts. David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. (Now those men there, we can say, are the present day Iraqis, right in here on the map.) And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: (We don’t know how large Israel’s army was, but when you capture that much of an enemy, in those days, you are reigning terror upon an opposing force.) and David hocked (or chopped up) all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour (or to help) Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.” Now imagine, a man with an army out of a little country, that has already hit the Philistines, he has crossed over to Moab, he goes into Iraq and goes all the way to the Euphrates River, because it comes right down through here and out the Gulf. Then as he returns back, because Syria had helped this same man, he lays them low. I received some literature a few days ago, stating that they had just received word that Syria had purchased between three thousand and five thousand new tanks from Russia, of different types. What is a nation the size of Syria going to do with that many tanks. Not only that, but there is another article, about our intelligence and Israeli intelligence. It is a known fact that Iran has purchased atomic weapons from Russia. It does not say what size, but they know that Iran has atomic weapons. She has also been able to purchase certain rockets from North Korea. Also some Russian scientists have for several months now been helping the Iranian technicians put together a possible early strike. The Jews calculate the Iranians could have rockets with atomic warheads within eighteen months. That would allow them to be able to start an attack against Israel. Let us not take this lightly. The news every day can get dull, but once it starts, it is not going to be dull from then on. You are going to look at it in reality. Because God will not let it start until it is His exact time. When it does start, the world and all other things will never return to what it has been prior to that. She is on her way to the end now, and things seem to be moving very fast. I will continue reading here. “Then David (notice what he did) put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went. And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass. When The king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, Then Toi (the king) sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: Which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued; Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah. And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David’s servants. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went. And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all the people.” Now when we read this, all that we can say then is, This is the first time that Israel, as a country, since God gave Abraham that promise when he was coming into the land of Canaan, ever possessed that much of their inheritance, therefore they had everything laying against the seacoast, and he (David) has this whole part of the country here, he has Edom, the Moabites, the Ammonites, he has Syria and he has reached to the border of the river Euphrates. That is the only time we have in the Bible that the nation of Israel ever possessed that much of her original covenant land. That was because it seemed as though the children of Israel could never stay faithful to God in obedience to His word, wherein God would honor them in that type of covenant agreement. We know that after David’s death, and king Solomon took over, there was peace. But after Solomon reigned for a period of time, there were two sons born into the family, and then what happened? The nation was split. From then on and started losing out. Now we see what David did one time, but a lot of the things we read about here only set a type of the day we are living in. I have to believe the world is ready for a shocker, but they do not realize it. In fact, they have totally ignored the Bible. I would be ashamed to be a president, a congressman or a senator, and trot off to some church building every Sunday morning, giving the impression I was a dedicated Christian, and that I believe in God and His Word, when in reality, they do not. It is just an expected formality, which is just a mockery. Actually it is very cheap. Anybody can put a suit on and go out looking good, but spiritually, it is just a sham worth nothing in God’s eyes. This is why, when we look at the scriptures, and see how they are laid out, we realize mankind in our modern day, really forces God to bring about the conditions our society is ready to complain about. This so-called civilized, educated world we live in, is responsible for the condition the world has drifted into these last number of years. Every time you hear a leader or politician, especially in this country, they have sold our country out somehow. It was not that way years ago.

IMMIGRATION
THEN WHAT?

I want to something as humble as I know how, because I know there are some immigrant type people that will hear this. I am not a racist, but I have sense enough to know there are races in this country, that did not come here to be American citizens. They came here to bring their culture, their ideology and have their own way, because they think it is the only spot on the face of the earth that they can carry on that kind of culture, that kind of double minded way of life in looking at things, and get by with it. Whatever they purposed to accomplish by being here, it is destined to be of short duration. Because when America was first discovered, the people that came here out of Europe and wherever else they came from, regardless of how poor they were, they came here because it was a place to get a new start in life. Their purpose was to become American citizens, and get a new start in the richest country they knew of. I want you to know it was not made rich because of the multiple racial choice it had. Most of the founding people who came here, when you go back beyond the Pilgrims’ hour you see only the trappers, the hunters, the adventurers, I cannot say they brought much of God here with them. They were mainly trapping bears, wolves, foxes, mink, beaver and all like that. Then they took it back to Europe. That is why Europe, for many years, has always bought fur and hides from the United States and Canada. Keep in mind, they are an old country, they had just about consumed their wilderness livestock capacity. But now we have an element in this nation, they want to hold on to every skunk, every rattlesnake, every fox there is. Don’t kill them, they have a right to live. How pitiful! When you begin to put an animal on the same level footing as human beings, you are spitting in the face of God, no matter what kind of education you have, or what part of the world you come from. When God put man here, His command was, Subdue the earth, dress it and take care of it. I am not necessarily telling you to go out and kill all the animals, but I am saying this, when the environmentalists today stand between leadership and society and claim to have so much power and authority that they can determine where we ought to turn wolves loose, where we ought to turn the coyotes loose and all this kind of ridiculous maneuvering, we could well wind up like India. We will have sacred cows sleeping in the streets, with manure in the doorway to department stores. I know this does not sound good to everyone when I talk like this, but I say to you, if you go to Bombay or Calcutta, anywhere in India, there you will find a society where many never get a square meal, because they live in the streets. I will say to my black brothers and sisters, Come and go with me. Let me take you down Main Street. Let me show you these people. It was not the British colonial era that brought society to that level. The British Empire did not take the caste society, or culture to India. That was already there and has been there for hundreds of years. The high caste, the low caste, and then the middle caste, different classes but they are all the same skin color. The high caste marry within the high caste. The middle marry within the middle. And the low caste which are the poorest, only live the best they can. In any metropolitan city on the main streets, in the alleys, these poor people by the thousands, live in the streets. They have a few rags they drag around with them from daylight to dark. There is no work for them. We have seen them in the city dump going through the trash, taking every kind of morsel they can find to eat. You wonder how they keep from breaking out with some kind of deadly plague of disease and all die. No matter how beautiful a hotel might be, when night sets in, if it looks like there will be a little rain, these poor people come in from the outside, with their blankets, and they will lay down under the porch, wherever they can get a little bit of roof over their head that will protect them from the drizzling rain. There they will sleep, on the porches and almost in the doorways and hallways, while the high caste as well as tourists have the interior of the hotel to sleep in. When I would look out in the daytime and see these sacred animals walking around, I just have to say this, and I realize we have some teachers in here, and I want you to know I respect you for what you are doing. I ask you though, do you know what I would have done if I had been the head of the British army when they first went to India? I would have taken one good look at that culture and would simply ask, Where did these cows come from? How come they have such freedom? You have to walk around them, you cannot even touch one of them. But if I would have had my way about it, there would never have been anybody going hungry in India. That is stupidity. When you have thousands of them in the low caste society, that will not even swat a fly, they have to sweep the pathway where they will walk: that is stupidity. I have to say to educated leaders of a society of a nation that is supposed to be civilized and know better, why in this world do you send envoys over there to carry on some kind of discourse, yet you do not try to tell them how to straighten up their environment? They have leprosy running rampant, simply because of unsanitary conditions. We were on a train coming back to Bombay, we pulled into one small town, and were sitting on the main track, waiting, I guess the engineer was changing something. We looked out the window. Here is a young woman probably not over twenty some years of age. She had a little baby in a sling around her neck. But her hands were rotted off. She had a little can hanging around her neck because she had no hands to reach out for alms. There was a man who looked like a business man that got off the train, he walked over to her and put a coin in that little can. I thought to myself, Britain, you have been there a long time. You could have probably stayed there a lot longer too, but it is a shame no one ever tried to teach them that the caste system is evil. They never tried to teach them that this sacred animal business was a junky idea. Even so it has been carried down through centuries of time and it has affected the society so badly that it is shameful. Then in Bombay as we were coming out of the depot, some of the buildings have large gateways into them. As we came outside there was a big pile of dirt alongside the driveway. There was a human body laying on that pile of dirt. I thought to myself, this world is in a bad shape. You do not realize the millions of people that die throughout this entire world, simply because they have a certain culture that is responsible for it. They may say, I have a culture, you cannot take my culture away from me. Well if it doesn’t do you any good, and if it makes you suffer and get hungry, and your hands and feet rot off, then you need to get rid of that culture. Why do you not take a few lessons? I could say a lot more, but I realize I have said enough. Just keep in mind, Israel, many years ago, used to have leprosy. Plagues would always follow some kind of catastrophic judgment.

ANIMOSITY
BETWEEN BRETHREN

I now want to get back to the actual message we are dealing with. I want to take you back into the book of Numbers. This goes back and picks up the prophecy that Balaam prophesied to Balak, what the children of Israel would do at a later time. We are at Kadesh Barnea, right at the edge of the borders of Edom. The children of Israel are on their way through the Sinai, on their way to the borders of Canaan land. They are on the approach to the country of Edom, coming up from the south. Numbers chapter 20, starting with verse 14. “And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, (Moses is actually saying to Edom, which is actually Esau. In other words, Esau, your brother is coming through the land out of Egyptian bondage.) Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: And when we cried unto the Lord, He heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the utmost part of thy border: Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders. (Notice, a kindred people, this is Esau and his descendants. This is Israel and her descendants of that hour.) And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword. And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet. And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. (Now imagine this, these relatives have been gone, in Egypt for many years. Now they want to take a short cut to pass through Edom. Before the birth of Christ there was a Jewish prophet by the name of Obadiah. Think of it. He looked down through the years. The ten northern tribes had not been carried away yet, and neither had the Babylonian Empire come into full preeminence yet. But Obadiah could see in the spirit just exactly what the Edomites would do unto the children of Israel, mainly the two southern tribes, when Jerusalem would be torn to pieces. He prophesied and warned Edom, you should not have stood on the other side and made fun of your brother in the day of his calamity. If that was true then, how many times, even in our day, people, if they have a disliking for somebody, and if they see things going hard for them, you should never say, good enough for them. Leave all those kind of remarks to yourself and to God. Because God has a way of correcting things and when He does it His way, He does it right. He does it without showing any prejudice. When we read that whole book of Obadiah, we can see the end of Edom and it is just right before your eyes. All these Palestinians that are now in this land of Israel, daring Israel, challenging Israel, threatening Israel, suicide bombers with their bombs, creating all kinds of oppression, we cannot help but see what these tribes across the river have brought about in these many years that they have immigrated into the land of Israel. Because one of the prophets of old said, and thou will say ahh, these two lands will become ours. That is what happened when the ten tribes were carried away in 728, never to be brought back until the end of days. The two southern tribes were carried away later, that is when these people on the other side began to move in and take occupation, not in a major way, but after the two southern tribes from Babylon were brought back in five hundred and something to build the temple, to build their altar and to rebuild the city to get it ready for the coming of Christ, yes there were a few Arabs in the land. They harassed these people too. They belittled them. They threatened them. They did everything they could to make life miserable. But after the fall of Jerusalem in 69 A.D. and the temple, through the centuries that followed, out of the Bedouin country came these people, little by little, century after century, until they have fully occupied the land of Israel. Again, they did just exactly what the prophets of old said, that they would do, let the land go desolate. They did not know how to really farm it, they raised goats and sheep and a few cattle. They did not modernize anything. That is what caused the land of Israel to be in the shameful state it was in when the Jews began to take over these different places in the Six Day War. With all this in mind, knowing what we do about the Arabs that are there, we can say this, he is either a Moabite, an Edomite, or an Ammonite. There are descendants of all three tribes of them living there now. When you hear in the news, the Palestinian Arabs, as they call themselves, and that is because they were born in the land of Palestine, but literally they are not the legal owners of the land. I would like for us to keep our minds centered on this fact, Jerusalem has a lot of things going on right now, that they have to deal with. The Palestinians are talking big. You can see that they are wanting to take a hack at Israel, they are wanting to start a war. When I think of the prophecy in the book of Micah, where it says, in that day when thy walls are to be built, God said, I will show unto him, meaning Israel, great and marvelous things. Imagine the battle that Gideon had with the Mideonites, three hundred men, and it brought death to the Mideonite camp. In this day and hour when it looks so hard to believe that God could really be that kind of God, that He could cause the waters to part in the Red Sea, that He could cause the waters to bank up in the Jordan River, and He could cause the Israeli army to be victorious over the fall of the city of Jericho, it is like I have said many times before, look back at that conflict. The minute they got over on the other side, they are lined up to head for Jericho, the largest encampment of Canaanite military power there was in all Canaan land, the largest fortified city with the highest towers, the thickest walls and trained troops that controlled the going in and going out. Yet somehow or other, when the two spies went into the city and ran upon the woman named Rahab, and she began to communicate what was in the hearts of the people of Jericho, she reminded the spies, when we heard what your God did for you at the Red Sea, our hearts did melt within us. Now that was a long time ago. That was about thirty four hundred years ago, roughly. Of course a lot of people today will say, Oh but that is mythology. When it is that old, they call it mythology. They cannot imagine that there is any reality to it, but let me remind you, it is when people think like that and they calculate like that, that is what makes God say, I am going to show you something. You know, when you look at that whole approach, how they marched around one day and blew their trumpets and went back to camp, can you not see those troops up on the wall, thinking, I wonder what they are up to? Look, they had no spear men in that army of Israel, with brass shields and helmets. No. It looked like a bunch of bums that came out of the desert. But here goes these funny looking priests, every morning, one time around, blow their trumpets and then they all go back to camp. I can just see those big Canaanite guards up there with all that brass and military might, making fun. Wonder what those quacks are up to? But you everyone know what happened, those Israelites had this record, the same God that has fed us for forty years, He is going to do something for us now. The same God that has brought a rock with us and we have never died of thirst, the same God that has kept our shoes from wearing out, the same God that has kept our clothes from wearing out, He is going to do something for us here. So when that seventh day came, from the Canaanite’s viewpoint upon the wall, everything looked to be the same. Here came the same crowd. But as that crowd came around to the starting point, suddenly something changed the Canaanite’s mind, oh, they are starting around again. When they started around again, now that threw their thinking off, what are they up to? They not only went around the second time, they went the third time, the fourth, the fifth time. Now those Canaanite soldiers are sending messages, how does it look on your side over there? What is going on? They began to get nervous. Those guards, if they were walking the wall, they could have looked down and seen a red cord hanging down from one of the windows, but they did not see that. So the fourth time, the fifth time, now they are getting confused and nervous. The fifth time, then the sixth time, how long can they stand that? The sixth time they went around, then they started the seventh time. Little did they know, this is it. That set a perfect type, that at the end of seven Gentile church ages, when this world is encamped in the largest buildup of military might, scientifically, Israel will again show the world who God is for. Just as God showed Israel how this Canaanite camp doesn’t mean a thing, because when they walked around at the end of the seventh trip around, they all turned facing the direction of the wall, they were all completely encircling the city, and they did not go back to camp that time. As they blew their trumpets and began to shout a loud shout, there was not one spear that left the camp of Israel. All of a sudden there was an earthquake. This was not a horse fly landing on a leaf. This was an earthquake of tremendous proportion because it says the walls fell outward. That meant God, from within this thing, caused this city wall to fall so that the children of Israel, walking toward the city from their position, could walk right over all this rubble of the wall and walk right into the city. By that time the fall of the wall and the confusion it brought to the inhabitants, had so terrorized the Canaanite’s, it was no job at all for the Israelites to take their spears and swords and kill, simply slaughter the Canaanite’s. God said, don’t save a one of them. When the seven church ages are coming to their end, we are closer to the end than we even think. I have to believe, as the message that was brought to this seventh church age, which was really a message that consists of this, That a called out man of God took every doctrine of the Bible that was preached in the early age which was the true gospel, he took every gospel doctrine there was that was preached in the first age, he rehearsed it, it was exemplified, it was confirmed. He displayed it right here at the end of Gentile time. God has let time last long enough for that message to be rehearsed until every soul around this world that is ordained to be in the Bride of Christ has heard it: they have got to hear that message. Please keep this in mind, that through the years of time as we have lived and heard it, I realize many times people will say, I get tired of hearing the same things. Please brothers and sisters, I am going to say something, and I ask that none of you get angry with me. You do not have any right whatsoever to really say, I get tired of hearing this, I get tired of hearing that. You are a lot like a little boy or girl from a rich family. They have had so much of the nice things in life, when you give them a certain flavor of ice cream, they say, I don’t want that. You give them another, I don’t want that. Another one, I don’t want that. Well what do you want? I don’t know. I have seen kids just like that. When you begin to see them get picky that way, you can rest assured they are not hungry: their taste buds are not crying out for food. They have had too much already. That is how many that are known as Christians conduct themselves, so what does that tell you? They are not hungry for the Word of God.

SEEKING TRUTH

I have been talking with some people down in Mexico: brothers that wanted to talk with me before the morning service. They came to the room where we were staying. They began telling me how Dr. Lee Vail came to Mexico years ago, along with some of the men that believed like he did. Those men told the Mexican people, nobody can be saved anymore. God will not use gifts of the spirit anymore either. On and on he went like that. They asked me, Bro. Jackson, what about this? I said brothers, I am not here to condemn the man, but I am here to say this, I knew the man, I remember when he was a Trinitarian. When Bro. Branham was preaching the church ages, Dr. Lee Vail was a Trinitarian, and a historian, a bible scholar. I will say for sure concerning him, he was always trying to push himself into everything that was gong on, projecting himself into the crowd around Bro. Branham. It was evident that he was trying to use certain types of influence to get into the picture. It was not until 1962 that he finally decided to be re-baptized. Then he came all the way from Ohio down here to have Bro. Branham personally baptize him. After that, Bro. Branham turned over to him the manuscript of the Church Ages he had preached; and he started to work on it. I also said, but he was the man after Bro. Branham’s death that got up in the pulpit at the Tabernacle and said God will save nobody anymore, the revelation is all finished, God will not use the gifts anymore, God will not do this and He will not do that. I said to the brothers, at the time Dr. Lee Vail made that statement, that the world did not even know yet, how Bro. Branham baptized. Yes, they knew he was a man with an unusual gift, he went to Africa and prayed for the sick, he went to Norway and prayed for the sick, he went to Finland and did likewise, and the Spirit of God worked with him. Therefore they knew that he was a man with an unusual gift, but they did not know his doctrine nor his teaching. I just simply said, Would God have been a just God, if He cut off the means of salvation for everyone else back then? No. How could He judge a world of unlearned people, that had never had access to the most important thing? Then I also said, I thank God, that He is still God, and that the Lord Jesus is still on the mercy seat. That is why I have to say, All seven seals were not broken when Bro. Branham was used to reveal the contents of six of them. Because six of them were broken, I can read them and tell you what they are. However there is not a person on earth that can tell me what the seventh one holds. Therefore until that one is opened, do not try to teach me what it holds. I am not going to argue with anyone about it, because no one knows what that seventh seal holds. With all this in mind, we know we are living very close to the end of this Grace Age. When I taught this message in Mexico, I could see people with tears in their eyes because it was something they had not heard. They had not heard or been able to see just how close we are to the end. I know when we put the chart up here, it shows that time is running out about 2004 ½. Some people will say, Bro. Jackson, aren’t you afraid you are going to get us into a period of time when it might not be that way? No I am not. Have I ever told you what date Jesus is coming? No. Have I ever told you what hour He is coming? No. That is what we will talk about in the message next Sunday. We have a clue in the Bible. The Bible is so written that you would not notice these little clues. That is why I have to say, a lot of these prophetic pictures that we are getting out of these prophecies, in years gone by they looked so small and insignificant, unimportant, and that is why people would say, well that is irrelevant. That is where they miss it: I want you to know, every one of them are important. That is why right now, because of the shortness of time and the end of it is close at hand, I have to say, God is going to reach in this book, and reveal every little paragraph, every little word or prophecy that relates some way to this day and the future, God is bringing it out of hiding and putting it together. It forms a beautiful picture. Like I said in Canada, when you see a prophecy that mentions the same object twice, remember this, that is a center piece. You put it right in the center where you imagine the picture to be and you build around it. Do not just take it and stick it here or here, or there, or off to the side somewhere. Why do I say that? Because whatever it means, it is an important piece, it has to have preeminence somewhere. This miracle war we have been talking about, will definitely, in a few short days, just as fast as those Israeli tanks and planes can go to work, Israel will spread her borders to their proper place. There is going to be enough fear grip the society in this modern world, I cannot help but imagine, just how these college professors will react, that have been known for their unique intelligence, how they can speak things and how they can say things, and imagine how they have belittled and looked down upon people that really like to have a dedicated outlook toward God and His plan. I just wonder how they are going to feel when they cannot help but look at the TV and see how Israel has laid Iraq wide open. How are they going to feel when they see Egypt, what has happened to them and all these areas across the Jordan River. Some of those places, from the aerial view, you are going to see dead bodies scattered from one end to the other. God is going to strip that country, He is going to lay enough fear there in those people, when it is all said and done, and it is over, those Arab people are not going to say, well now wait a minute, we have got to get our cabinet together, we have got to get our congress, we have to get our senate. No, they are going to say, Allah no longer hears our prayers, it is Elohim for us from now on. I just say it that way because when you see the end results in Isaiah, when you see it worded like it is, that from Saudi Arabia comes gold, I have asked before, how many of you people tonight, if you were asked to go to Saudi Arabia and say, I am here to take up an offering for the children of Israel because they want to build their temple, what kind of an answer would you get? You know good and well you would not get anything from them, will you? No. Because they are in no shape right now to hear anything like that. But tell me why the Bible reads like this: Out of Sheba, Dedan, and those places, here comes the long camel caravans over the desert sand dunes, laden with gold and incense, to be offered on His altar, and to beautify the house of His glory. What happened down there? There was a war that just took place in the Middle East and the world looked upon it and just sneezed at it, is that their answer? No, they will not have to say that, but I do believe some of their history books in colleges are going to be thrown into the trash. At least I believe some of the students will say, look, you told me there was no such thing as a God the Jews believe in, so what about this? I just saw this in the News this morning. I can see college students shaking their finger at the professor and saying, look, you told me there is no such thing as creation, that we descended from a monkey. How come all this is going on over there? Explain it! You see, sometimes God just lets man have his way. I do have to say this, before the week of Daniel starts, Israel will be through with her wars, she will have all her borders back, and she will be carrying out her rebuilding program. That is a fact. To think our modern world today has done everything they can to trying to design the future, and look what a mess. Last night our president was down in South America, where he is trying his best to get this American area to trade with one another. In some of the articles I have read, it told how in the past twenty years since our government has put in this free trade, a lot of it has been going on for quite awhile. There was just another chapter of it wrote here and signed about three or four years ago. It told that the middle class working people of America, that we used to have, has just about been wiped out. Twenty percent of our total population is getting richer. Sixty eight percent is getting poorer. So you can see that what the politicians are saying, is not true. It does not better the American people. Actually they are taking away from you, your future security, and they are helping to raise it up in another nation. Yes, the rich are getting richer themselves, but my point is, is it right for the president, and for the senators, the congressmen and that type, to go from seventy five thousand to a hundred thousand, then a hundred and twenty five thousand? Is it right for him to get this kind of wages, while it is taking from this man down here that was getting thirty five thousand a year? He is cut back to twenty eight thousand, and it just keeps getting lower, so I ask, is that right? Look at the Fruit of the Loom factory over in Kentucky, where will it go to, Taiwan? Japan? I have to say, that is not right. Of course some may say, Why would you bring this into the pulpit, Bro. Jackson? Simply because everything that is taking place in your country today, is fitting right into the last day picture we see in the Bible. I do not necessarily like to talk about it, but I have to say, our nation is being sold out, lock, stock, and barrel. Only God Himself knows what is liable to break out in this nation not too far from now.

MY FIRST MEETING
WITH BRO. BRANHAM



In 1952 I was introduced to Bro. Branham. I thought at the time, he is such a great man, there is no need of me taking up his time. I have looked back since then, what if they had, had church order back then? I never would have got to talk to him like I did, shake his hand and him say anything to me. Bro. Glenn took me up on the platform one day, I was standing a little to his right behind him, he turned and looked back at me. Bro. Glenn told him my name. He said, I understand you live on a farm. I said, yes. He said, would you allow a little fellow like me to come down and squirrel hunt. I said, I sure would. You know, back then when I had some livestock on the farm, about six thirty in the morning was when I got up to start my day. The next morning when I awakened and looked out the bedroom window, there was Bro. Branham’s little van sitting in the barn lot. I thought, My goodness! I just couldn’t understand it, he came that soon! But I will say this, he was a great man of God, yet he could make you feel so at ease in his presence. You did not feel like you were shaking hands with the president or some congressman. He was right down on your level. My father-in-law was not a Christian, and I had watched my father-in-law through the years, and especially with some preachers that he would get around, you could tell that he was very backward (shy), he would not enter into the conversation. However when Bro. Branham would come down to go hunting, my father-in-law was always ready right then, whether it was squirrel hunting or rabbit hunting, he was right there ready to go. Bro. Branham was not a man that preached to you all the time. He could talk on your level. Every time he would be around my father-in-law, he was always talking about something on the farm. My father-in-law enjoyed it. That is why I have to say, a lot of people thought they knew him, but really, they did not. They just knew about him, but they were not around him, to watch him and study him, how he conducted himself around other people. His intention was always to make you feel at home under all circumstances. I will have to say, had Bro. Branham not been killed on his way back here from out west, there would have been no church order in the tabernacle today. I can guarantee you that. Because he had already called the Wright family, which lived in Depauw, that was Bro. George Wright and his wife, and their daughter. He had called them from Arizona and told them he was going to take out church order. Yet somehow or other God saw fit to take him from us on the road home. He never lived to get back here, he never lived to carry out his plans. It would not do one bit of good, for me to go over the countryside and say, Bro. Branham was going to take out church order, those are just my words, so it is my words against others. But the very people he talked to, told us twice over the phone, and this was in a short interval of days, he was on his way back, number one, to take out church order, number two, to preach a message that he felt that God had given him, which was called, The Trail of the Serpent. But he never did get to preach it, and he never did get to take out church order with the authority that it would require to do that, so it has gone all over the world and people have taken it and put it in over little congregations everywhere. People will look at you like you are committing a crime because you do not put it in if the case be so. If I want to go into a church building where it is real quite, I will take you to a Catholic church. I have been at two Catholic funerals in my life time, it can get very still, very still. There is a lot of repetition, Hail Mary this, Hail Mary that, on and on and on. It is not much different than what many people are doing when they go around saying, Bro. Branham said this, Bro. Branham said this, Bro. Branham said this. What is wrong with that, some might say? Why do they not say, Jesus said this, Jesus said that? When Brother Branham was still here, he preached Jesus, so I ask you, why do you want to preach Bro. Branham? Many of those who do that did not really know him: they just heard of him on a tape. You are the kind that just know of him. That is just like the Seventh Day Adventist: they read the Bible and get one message, Jehovah Witnesses read it and get another message. Christian Science people reads it and gets another message. On and on it goes like that. Even the Catholics that read it get another concept. You have all those denominations in the world, but where is the true body of Christ? Bro. Branham was sent to get true believers back on track, get us back into the Word of God, and free from all those different versions of what truth is. I am thankful for that. The Bible has the answer to whatever condition we find our society in.

RECEIVING TRUTH
IN ITS SEASON

Turn with me to the 60th chapter of Isaiah. I am going to speak now on this, to go along with what I was on this morning. A lot of people might say, Bro. Jackson, you are running this into the ground. Well you just wait until I finish this the way it winds up, and you will understand why. There are certain things worded in the Bible a certain way. The 60th chapter gives us a graphic picture of this terrible war that is going to be fought in the Middle East. Some might say, well I have never heard anything about it. It has been in your Bible all these years, so why are you surprised? A lot of things can be in your Bible, but if you never read it, how would you know? You read about it, you read of it, but you really do not see the contents or the thought in it all, and that is because it was just not the season for it to be understood. We can say this, This miracle war that brings such devastation in the Middle East, will come to an end, somewhere just short of the last week of Daniel opening. What is the purpose of this war? It changes the whole world’s political structure and gets things ready to go into the week of Daniel. If you tune in to Trinity Broadcast, you will hear modern day preachers who preach on prophecy, whether it is Hal Lindsay or some of the others, they have a repetition of things they say, and when they are finished, about all you know they have said, is that the man of sin could come any time, and that Jesus can come just any time. Really, there is no such thing as Jesus can come just any time. Well I have always been told that. That does not make a bit of difference. Jesus can not come at just any time. He can come for you or He can come for me, but He cannot come just any time to rapture His bride Church. There is a certain plan for that in the Bible, and it is going to be exactly like that. You cannot hurry it, neither can you delay it. Preachers say all these things because, without spiritual revelation they have nothing else to say. There is a definite plan in the scriptures, laid out so graphically perfect; and that is how it is going to be. This terrible war is going to change a lot of the picture that society has in mind right now, and I will say this, what is going on right now just makes me very disgusted: especially when I hear young teenagers crying because their schools have become such pot holes along the road of life. I am going to tell something right now; and it is not a joke: it really happened. At one time there was a man that lived out along Blue River. I was a young boy then, back in the 1930’s. He always raised a lot of pole beans. These pole beans he raised, required a lot of poles for him to be able to support the beans vines. He went around all over the community to find out if any farmers had any sassafras thickets that he could go through, and cut poles. So one day he met my dad and asked my dad about getting some poles, and dad said, Sure, go ahead. So he came up and was going along the edge of the fields through the sassafras. I was out following them around. He told how down in Kentucky he had gone to a mountain one room school. He said this actually happened. There was one big boy about seventeen years of age in that school, that no teacher could do anything with him. He never would study, so they could not pass him on to the next grade in school. Then one particular school term, they had hired a new teacher, a girl, I think she was nineteen years old. You would wonder, how can a girl that young get a bunch of mountain ruffians under control. He said the first day of school she came in, very nice, very polite. She assigned lessons. She did not keep them long, just a short time. The second day of school, she came in carrying what they thought was a lunch sack. She went to the desk and put this sack in the drawer. Everything went well for the first two or three days. But then this seventeen year old began to make his remarks, cracking jokes, making the whole class laugh. Finally the teacher looked up and called him by name, I would like for you to remember you are in the school room and it is time to be still. Of course he got a big grin on his face and just kept it up. That teacher just sat there, while he had the whole school room laughing. Directly she said, I have asked you in a nice way, to stop this. He said, why don’t you make me? That teacher got up from her chair and reached in the drawer and pulled out a twenty foot bull whip. She laid it in the aisle. Then she said, I am giving you one more chance to shut up. He jumped to his feet, but he had no sooner jumped to his feet, she wrapped that whip around his ankles and jerked him to the floor. After all the laughing stopped, while he was trying to get that off his ankles, she whipped it again and let him have one right across the back. She said, either get up and get out of here, or get in your seat and start studying. From there on, she never had any more trouble with that seventeen year old boy. You see, they did not have to go to a school board and get it settled. Who wants that kind of school teacher? It is better than some today and it is better than some who are running the system today. It just goes to show, when you have given yourself over to the justifying of lewd, rude, conversation in the classroom, that there is no discipline measured out to anyone, it is a law of the fallen generation of mankind, where one evil is justified and another follows. After awhile evil overrides the good. Then you have everything imaginable going on, where the innocent suffer the consequences of what the evil ones do. That is why it says in Isaiah 13, in that day it will be like this, evil is called good and good is called evil. The last twenty five years it has just kept getting worse and worse. Every year they come along, what can we do, we have to change this, that and something else. Why blame the parents? I bring that in with one statement, which is this, they have already taken away the parents’ authority to use the correcting rod on them, Parents are not allowed to chasten their children any more. If you do use a stick on some sixteen year old kid, you know what he does? He goes to the school and tells the teacher, now they have you before the school board. Some of these seventeen year old children are at the point that you have to beat the disobedience out of them. They are just like some of the wild horses in the mountains. They don’t know to do any different. The only language they know is force, but it is force that is meted out in a proper way. Maybe a lot of people don’t like that today, but you have got a sick world because of that very attitude. Don’t cry when you hear of more teachers and young people getting shot on the school grounds. This liberal society has brought it on and it is here to stay. It is not going to change until man changes it, or rather when God does. When God changes it, rest assured of one thing, it will not be done by a school board. It will be done by the hand of God Himself. It will not surprise me, when whatever God has designed to straighten out and clean this country up to get it ready for the last episode, if many tears are seen. People who neglect their responsibility are the ones that shed the most tears. One thing is sure, whatever God does will be done right. Well I had better get back to my subject again. A lot of people that hear me talk about this war, seem to get the idea, well this war in the Middle East is not going to be much of a war. I just have to say, when you look at the way certain prophecies are worded, it is going to be a war in which God intends for the entire world to see it take place. How are they going to see it? Just like they saw the Gulf War, only it will be more explicit, more in detail. Knowing of all the satellites in space, with cameras watching everything, tuned in on every event of interest, there is not a nation on the face of this earth that has TV equipment set up, that will not be able to see it. The way Isaiah 60 describes it, I can see that not only people in the Middle East are suddenly shocked by what they view, they are also going to have their attitude about the whole thing changed. This is also going to affect other nations such as the Far East. We may think, just because China, Thailand, Tibet, Burma and those isolated places, which at one time communication for them was very limited, that they will not see it all take place. I ask you to keep in mind, there is a society there today that can watch what is going on right here in America just as well as what is going on in their own country. When that thing does take place in the Middle East, some of these nations that are Hindu, Buddhist, and other religions, if I am looking at the wording in this 60th chapter right, God is going to use this episode, the way it is brought about, to touch the minds and hearts of some of those people who have been so wrapped up in a heathen religion for centuries. When it is all over, and they have sat and watched their TV through it all, they are going to realize, Buddha was nothing after all. Hindu was nothing after all. It is God’s way of doing just exactly what His word says. In Haggai the 2nd chapter, it expresses it like this, In that day, yet once more, a little while, I will shake not only the heavens and the earth, but the sea and the dry land, and in this place, (meaning Jerusalem), will I give peace. The shaking is not just a shaking in Israel. It is not just a shaking in the Arab world. It is a shaking all over this planet. If God said He will not only shake the heavens, but the earth, then the sea and dry land, and He will shake all nations, that when it is all over, the end result is, God has accomplished to get attention drawn to an element of people that are His chosen people. That is why it follows up and says, the silver and the gold is mine, the glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former. What does all that add up to? When it is time for God to get the temple built, He will not send out envoys to the nations, to see how much money He can borrow from the Canadian treasury or the United States. There are people in the nations of the earth today, that have most of the wealth. Think of Ted Turner and Bill Gates and those kind, which are millionaires. God knows exactly how to touch their hearts by letting them see something of His great power. Regardless of how much they presently believe in the materialistic world they are familiar with, when God displays His favor on behalf of Israel, it is going to get through to them. When this Middle East strike does hit and it shocks and paralyzes the world, it really begins to show people the reality of a God that sits in the heavens and can touch all things. He can move anything and change it by His sovereign power. God knows exactly how to bring about the development of a scene, so that a certain episode will usher in an event to serve His purpose. There is not a man on the face of this earth, regardless of who he is or what he possesses in the way of wealth of this world, that God cannot speak to His heart, I want a little bit of what you have, for the rebuilding of my temple in Jerusalem. We heard last fall, that Ted Turner pledged a billion dollars over a ten year period, to the U.N. I hope he never gets to write the first check to them, because one billion dollars in a time of what I am talking about here, would come in mighty handy. That is why it says the gold is mine, the silver is mine. God knows where all of it is, and who has it as their possession, and what it is tied up in. We will say this tonight, the world has not yet seen this, but when they do see it, that is going to be the shocker for all of them. I am compelled to believe that God is becoming very fed up with all of this scientific, modernistic, materialistic, high tech world that is so willing to bypass Him and His purpose. We now have an instrument that was not available years ago, the computer. Sure it is helpful, but if someone does not come up with a clear cut answer for it, some of this computer programming is going to go berserk. Man has been mighty smart to invent this thing, but to think that there is a point where, even though it can perform perfectly up until that time, when it reaches that line, who knows what will happen? It was never programmed in the proper sense. Therefore there can be a breakdown. Everything is programmed today, department stores, all their supplies are ordered by the computer system. That is transferred to the trucking industry. On and on it goes. Then all of a sudden, if you have a terrible shut down of the computers, and they cannot operate to order the produce anymore, what then? Now they are going to have to go back and write this and write that. You know what they are going to have. It goes to show, man is smart, up to a certain point, but beyond that, he has to utterly depend on God. I am not saying that Jesus is coming when the computers are shut down: do not even think like that. I will say this, God sure knows how to let certain things go on the blink, just to show the world we live in, that He is still in control. I will now read a few verses of this chapter. Try to put in your mind, that whatever this war, in the eyes of God, is to accomplish, when it has finally reached its end, let us begin to see the after affects, actually what begins to take place. We are in the 60th chapter of Isaiah. This prophet, looking down through the scope of time, is seeing the Jewish nation reconstructed, restored. They have had to fight a terrible war to set everything in place for God to come on the scene and fulfill His word. It says here, verse 1, “Arise, shine; (Who are these words addressed to? Jerusalem.) for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” We know this, there is a lot of the Branham followers that have the idea that the temple is going to be built after the Millennium opens up. I would ask them, What scripture do you have for an idea like that? You cannot get it from this one. I will show you scripturally, why you are wrong. I will start with a question. How is it possible, if the temple is going to be built in the Millennium, for the scripture in 2nd Thessalonian 2:3-4, to be fulfilled? “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” The temple will have to be rebuilt before the middle of the 70th week of Daniel, in order for the antichrist to be able to set himself in the temple of God, showing himself to the world, that he is God, after he has the two prophets killed in the middle of the week. When was that temple built? Put it together. We have too many people today, that just throw a bunch of stuff out there on the blackboard and figure that is the picture of the coming of Christ. It is not. Jesus Christ is coming right on schedule. Every verse of scripture in the Bible is moving right into place precisely. I say with due respect, Bro. Branham said a lot of things concerning the coming of Christ, and I am not saying these things to disrupt the thought, but it is a pitiful shame when men get so side tracked that if you begin to talk to them about anything you hear, well if Bro. Branham didn’t say so: I will not listen to it if Bro. Branham didn’t say so first, and all such as that. Such people refuse to pay attention to one such as I. It sounds to me like you are saying, if Bro. Branham did not say it, you refuse to even look for it in the Bible. I ask you, What did that man preach the loudest? Why did he keep pounding the platform and saying, Get back to the word of God? What word was he talking about? Something he just got through saying? No. He was referring to this, the Bible. This is the Word he was referring to. The Catholic Church tried to destroy it and Protestantism has done much in bringing confusion to the interpretation of it, because they are void of revelation by the Spirit of God, but God’s Word is ever the same. You everyone know that is the truth. That is why we have so many denominational divisions in what is commonly referred to as Christianity. Each person, each leader, each system has their own interpretation. It just simply cannot be that way: it was not written that way. That is why the prophet to this age came with an understanding, that in this book (the Bible) is written what will give a picture that God wants you and me to see. Those who have the Spirit of God abiding in them are able to see that picture when others cannot. Now I want to get back to these verses, for the time has arrived, when I can see the power of God begin to settle on this nation of Israel, and the children of Israel are becoming very enthusiastic, very excited, and they are getting ready to start rebuilding their city of Jerusalem. I am not talking about the one that lays on the outer summit of Mt. Zion. I am talking about the one inside that old block wall, approximately four square miles. That old desolate, run down cesspool where the Arabs have made it smell like a latrine. I will never forget, when I was there for the first time, in 1968, our guide told us, that after the 1967 war when the Israeli army took the old city, they went in a few weeks later and told all the shop keepers who were Arabs, either clean up the streets, change the looks of things around here, or we are going to close your shops. You will hear a lot of people today, well they shouldn’t do that. Well regardless of what some may say, one thing is sure, the Jewish people do not live in a hog pen. They are very sanitary and hygienic, and they wanted the Arabs to come out and do the same thing. Notice the 2nd verse, “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, (It is dark tonight in our society. The more we boast about our education, you know exactly how they want certain things said, they don’t want education taught with morality. They do not want education taught with spirituality. They want every mind to be subject to all the derogatory, negative stuff they can feed into our children. No wonder some people have done their best to try to raise their children at home with some moral principles and character. I say that because, when they go off to these institutions, most of the time, the spirit that dominates the crowds they are thrown in with, act more like gangsters. No wonder the devil can come in on the school grounds and take a bunch of deranged minds and put in their hands some kind of weapon to take their vengeance out on someone or something. The last twenty five years of our educative system has not made things better, it has made things much worse. We are not talking about the math they are trying to learn, we are talking about all the other nonsense. We build these massive stadiums so they can play football and basketball. Now we have athletes that are twice as tall as they used to be, yet they leave the basket at the same height it has always been. I would have to say, scoot that basket up the pole about three feet and make it just as competitive as it used to be, when the average basketball player was five foot, nine. Now they are six or seven feet tall. That is a shame. That is mockery. They reach up and push that ball through the hoop, anybody can do that if they are tall enough. Am I saying something I should not have said? If you think so, I am sorry, but when I was a kid going to school, I never was able to reach up and just grab the hoop and do it that way. Now they are all giants, those are the ones they want to play basketball. Brothers and sisters, it is mighty dark out there tonight, awful dark. You cannot talk spiritually to many of them. Darkness shall cover the earth, spiritual darkness.) and gross darkness the people: (spiritually) but the Lord shall arise upon thee, (Israel) and His glory shall be seen upon thee. (Jerusalem) And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, (Now imagine, come on you Trinitarian preachers with this new world order. I want to ask a simple question, if the New World Order was in force, how many do you think would come to see Jerusalem rise? They would absolutely be interrupting every agenda in the general assembly to say, we have to stop this, this is not according to our agenda. Well one thing is sure, whatever God has started, He will finish it. This is why it is going to be very interesting, once this war starts, just to sit back and watch how things develop. The Gentiles shall come to the light of what? The rising of Israel, the rebuilding of the temple, the rebuilding of Jerusalem.) and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Thy restoration) Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons (talking about Jews that are still scattered throughout the world. In the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish population is just now approaching almost four million Jews in the land of Israel. There are almost three million Arabs in the land of Israel. That is why I keep saying the United Nations and these characters that say, yes the Jews ought to be allowed to come back to their land, but the New World Order has made the land such a little thing: it is like trying to put a bushel basket of marbles into a quart jar. It is scientifically impossible. We are close to seventeen million Jewish population in the world. There is more yet to be brought back. So you see, it is not the way the U.N. or the New World Order looks at it that counts: it is the way God looks at it. So we can say this, when this war in the Middle East does break out and tears everything all to pieces, it tears the political process into complete smithereens. Man then has no more plans or agenda to lay out there. God has torn it to pieces. Now He can start dictating, He can start speaking to mankind, to bring about the order of things, the development of things, the way He wants them. This is why it is worded like this. Thy sons….) shall come from far, (Some might ask, Well why don’t the Jews that are still scattered, go home? Many of them are just like you and me: they don’t like to be disturbed in their every day programs. They are in the business of making money. They are in the business of enjoying life and the material world, especially the Jews in North America. With this in mind, can you not see why there is hardly a Jewish family that wants to leave America and take their children back to Israel, for fear that there is a terrible war going to break out and their children might have to face going into the army or become involved in this conflict in some way. So they are going to stay right where they are. When this thing does strike and God shows His miraculous delivering power to the Jewish nation, that is going to speak to a lot of these young college, Jewish young people. When they see the hand of God and the power of God displayed in the Middle East in the land of their heritage, just like it was when God led them through the wilderness journey, there is going to be many a young person that will say in his heart, I want to go back there where my God has shown Himself to me, that He is just as real today, as He was three thousand years ago. Something will speak to their hearts, something is going to draw their attention. That is when they are going to go back there. That is why it says, thy sons shall come from afar.) and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged, because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee.” Now I want to ask you something. Is God actually talking about that body of water out there? I hardly think so, but the abundance of the sea shall be converted. This is not spiritual conversion brought about by preaching the gospel. This is not conversion of human life. This is conversion of raw materials, substance that at one hand has been designated to be used and brought to a certain finished product. But when that victory is obtained, it becomes known now what Israel needs, to get this job going, so it is sent to them. Watch what nations all over this earth will begin to say about this. God knows exactly how to speak to certain rich, industrialized people. That is why it says here, the abundance of the sea (people) shall be converted unto thee. Then thou shalt see and flow together, yes, unity among the Jewish people, harmony, working for one certain purpose. God wants to rule and reign over them. This is why, through the years of time, here and there, God has saved a few Orientals, a few Japanese, a few Chinese and a few Vietnamese. He knows exactly how to accomplish His purpose in and through the two thousand years of Grace, as He has caused the gospel to go around this globe. He knows exactly who He has saved to represent something in the Bride of Christ. When the Millennium does start, that reigning Bride is going to be made up of every race on the face of this earth. No Jew is going to rule over a Gentile nation in the Millennium. That would be inconsistent with the way God’s plan goes. This is why you see it in Revelation 20, right there when the Millennium is just ready to start. That is when John saw thrones, that is more than one. And they sat upon them, who are they? The same people that came back with Him riding white horses (the Bride saints). They are not going to ride those white horses all through the Millennium. Those white horses are only speaking of the designated power that the Bride is coming back with, when she comes back with Jesus, to execute wrath and vengeance upon the planet in dealing with sinful mankind. When all of that has been corrected, when the judgment is finished, then the thrones become judgment seats. That is why it says in the 20th chapter of Revelation, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them, so there sits the Bride on those thrones. Where are they sitting, over in Jerusalem? No. Where are they sitting? That represents every nation on the face of this planet, so there are positions wherein that portion of the Bride that has been taken out of those races related to that, will be seated there among those that she came out of. That is exactly where the Bride sits in the Millennium. She is going to sit there, she is going to execute judgment. She is going to pass out sentences in connection with things that are wrong and needs to be corrected. That is why, the Law then shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. That is the headquarters. No matter what race of people is found fit to be left alive to pass into the Millennium, there is not going to be any heathen there. There is not going to be any idol worshipers there. Every one that is there, is going to somewhere find out that there is a true God to be worshipped. They are not going to have to wait until the Millennium to find out if He is real. They are going to see Him do something that opens their eyes. When I say this, please do not think I am saying, oh but there is going to be a massive revival. Forget that. When that time comes, the revival as far as for the Bride, is over. Now God is working exclusively to open the minds, the eyes of an element of people, mortally, to prepare them to settle in their minds how to look to the future. God has many ways, He can take that mortal heathen mind, and when He is done, He has instilled another picture in him, one that He will never forget. I think many times, how off in the South Pacific, through all that vast region where there are hundreds and thousands of natives, just wait until the Bride of Christ settles back down there. Do you think there will be any of them spared? Yes. I believe God has a way of touching the heart of that poor heathen from the backwoods, that doesn’t even know that Abraham, Moses, or Jesus ever existed. God has a way of doing a lot of things right here in the closing days of time. Now let us read verse 6. We are still in Isaiah 60. Did you know Saudi Arabia is the wealthiest oil producing Arab country in the Middle East? In verse 6, the war is over, and the Spirit of God is working in other areas of the planet, through other elements of people in different geographical spots, to produce His purpose. Out of Saudi Arabia, where this Islamic spirit rose up, back in 700 and something, to become one of the most blood letting religions that has ever been on the face of this planet, He will cause them to contribute. (I have read of the wars and conflicts that has followed this Islamic religion. It is not an enjoyable picture to look at. This was a religion brought on by forced conversion: it was not something voluntary. But it goes to show that this conflict in the Middle East, however long the Lord allows it to last, the end result is, that the Islamic spirit has been squeezed out of that Arab world and God has given those Arabs a different insight.) Listen to this, “The multitude of camels shall cover thee, (talking about Zion and Jerusalem) the dromedaries (meaning the caravans) of Midian (This is where the ancient Midianites lived, they are the ones that harassed Israel. You have read about Gideon and the Midianites. This is the modern century of them. They are under that Islamic spell. But when God gets through using Israel to correct that whole Mideast picture, it is going to be a blessed beautiful picture to watch the end results. Think of it, in a land that at one time they would cut your throat and say, away with Israel, they now have an altogether different attitude. Now they are loading up with gold.) and Ephah, all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; (What? A little handkerchief full? You wouldn’t even get that now, with that Islamic spirit on them, but when this is over, it is going to come in great quantities.) and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.” Now verse 7 shows you that the altar has been erected, that is the first thing they do, so that they can start offering sacrifice. Out of the little region in Jordan, there is a little area called Neboath. That is one of Ishmael’s sons. They are bedouin people, they raise sheep and goats. Think of it, there it says, out of that region, here will come the livestock that they can offer upon God’s altar of sacrifice. The world will know then, that Israel is home, God has restored her, she is back in the land, she is building her temple and there is not a thing the world can do to stop it. The world, in that hour, is going to look at this picture with a different attitude. Even church people that have been affected by various things, are going to see a lot of things change the picture they have. That is why I would just love to see how some of these college professors will respond to what they see taking place. I am not making fun of the schools, but it is the way the enemy has taken and used them to brainwash and stop the young generation from being able to believe, to study and be realistic. It is the way the devil has harnessed the whole program, that makes such a grim picture today. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, about a week after this conflict starts, as it starts with such an explosion, with such a shock to the world, that there is not a professor that can turn the TV off? I want to watch it. I will never forget that Gulf War, having been through WW2, that Gulf War, there were some episodes that went on, you could not help but realize, God was giving our fighting forces something to regain their prestige. It went from Korea to Viet Nam, they had been used by the dirty politicians in Washington. They would say, You can’t take this, you can’t bomb that, you can’t go there. No wonder the thing lasted so long and there were so many casualties. When politicians map out the whole war, you can be guaranteed it will go berserk. In the Gulf War, the politicians could only say so much, they had to leave it to the military men to design the strategy. I will say this, we are six years past that and there is a lot more modern technology now in the military equipment, than there was back then. Now Iran has the atomic bomb, she is working on a rocket to deliver it to Israel. Israel has already said, we will not rule out a pre-emptive strike on them. Young people it is not going to be a kid’s game. You are going to see things literally turned upside down and wrong side out. When God does do this, He has a question and an answer, and a results to show to the whole world. I am thankful there is a true God in control. All the signs today, let me know this Grace Age is just about over, so let us be watchful and prayerful. Amen.