Peter preached his message to those Jews that day, and they were cut to their hearts. Men and brethren, what must we do? He said, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.â€ I believe the Holy Ghost fell on them that day. I am saying to you now, do what you can now to get your heart right with God. Young people, that is what you need. Nothing else will satisfy what your soul is hungering for. The only thing that will do it is the Holy Ghost. He said, Repent and be baptized, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. That is positive. I am looking for a revival, but it is not going to be a revival like we have seen before. It is going to be a finishing touch. I am not disputing anything that is being said, but I am saying, if we BELIEVE, it is coming to us. We are that generation, the last generation that will be upon this earth before the coming of the Lord. How John must have felt when he said in verse 9 of Revelation 10, â€œAnd I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it upâ€ And I took the little book out of the angelâ€™s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.â€ That will have to be by television, and it will be free time, without anyone having to beg for television time. God will put it in their hearts to want it, and to want to hear it, even though they disagree. Some of these politicians sitting up there in Washington, so high and mighty, they are going to come down. God will say, come down off your throne, and He will say it by a little uneducated ministry. Paul explains it in 1st Corinthians, the 2nd chapter. Paul was educated, but what he spoke was by the Spirit of God, not to the wise, not to the prudent, not to that big preacher that has all his degrees. This is a sick generation. You can hardly find an American doctor anymore. If you understand three words out of a dozen, you are doing pretty good. You should not say that, you are speaking against our government. That is not our government: our government is not there any more. God is going to take a little Bride with a message that is going to put them all those self-centered law makers to shame. What is the Bride going to say? Come now Lord Jesus, even so, come now. I do not know how much longer I will be allowed to say things like this, but the voice will go out, one of these days, to you men who have changed the laws of America to make it a dirty place. They legalized marijuana in Colorado, and now you cannot even go into some of the places, they are not that friendly. I heard a news man say, there is one place I cannot go, because it is too dangerous. So he went to a little more mellow place, and ten out of twelve did not even know who the president is. Donâ€™t tell me there is no harm in marijuana. It leads you on to be a dope addict, and you will fry your brain, and nothing good will ever come out of it. They put men on television, on these News casts with a wonderful suit on. They put women on there, dressed down to here and up to here. And they say there is no difference. I look at you sisters, I see a difference, and I thank God for that difference. I know there is a difference. It used to not be that way. I used to walk up and down the street when I was a boy in Liberty, Kentucky. If you were a man and came into town and you did not have a shirt on, they would arrest you. Old men chewed tobacco and they spit out in the street, but they knew how to live decently. I am not taking up for chewing tobacco, but those people did have respect, if a woman came down the street. They would say to another man, be careful what you say, here comes a woman. Now the women talk as bad as the men do. I remember, if you said something in front of a real woman, then her face got red, she was embarrassed. Now the women are promoting it because they have these women senators and in Congress, like Hillary Clinton. I cannot even look at the woman, and others that lie like the devil. You will not listen to me now, but one of these days, you will listen to somebody. You will hang your head down too, when you do. They started out commemorating soldiers who had given their lives in service to this country. We observed Thanksgiving, with thanks for another harvest, just like they did at Plymouth Rock. But now Memorial Day is just a day to barbeque, (and I donâ€™t have anything against that) without even thinking about what it really started out to be. Thanksgiving is just a turkey day. But it cost somebody their lives for this to be a holiday. For a lot of men, it cost them their lives. I knew men that were in WW2 who gave their lives, the Korean War, and also the Vietnam War. I worked with a man at Ford Motor Company that was in the Vietnam War. He said he had a buddy, he said you had to have a buddy, you sat in those jungles and fight, back to back. He said you forget what your mother, your sister and your father looked like. Then they came back home just to be spit upon by a bunch of draft dodgers that they made a president out of. Let me get back to Acts 2:38. Peter said to those Jews that day, â€œRepent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.â€ I am looking for an outpouring. I am looking for a revival. We are that generation, the last generation that will be upon this earth before the coming of the Lord.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
I realize I have been on this subject for several weeks, but time goes fast when you get into something you feel is interesting and beneficial to saints of God. I was asked a question, so before I get into anything else, I want to go into that. It is concerning the message. The question has arisen, What is the difference in what Daniel was told to shut up until the end time, and the seventh seal? I am glad to answer that, to look at it in the scripture. We know that Revelation 10 is concerning the Bride of Jesus Christ. That is the last message that she will hear before she is caught up. This is going to be the climax, or capstone of the message that brings us the revelation for the Bride of Christ before she leaves here. The seven thunders are going to speak in this, so is the beginning of the week, the beginning of the last week of time before God pours out His judgment at Armageddon. This will be at the beginning of that week. You have Ezekiel, 38 & 39 to be fulfilled, and you have the Jews being prepared for their sacrifice, and you also have the 2nd chapter of 2nd Thessalonians being fulfilled, when the man of sin is revealed. The man of sin, the false prophet, all of them are one person, not as the denominational world wants to teach you. Jesus puts one foot upon the land and one upon the sea, and He swares by Him that lives forever and ever that time shall be no more, which is interpreted, that the end of Gentile time will delay no longer. You have the opening of the seal, and you have the seven thunders. You have the seven thunders, messages that come forth, and you also have the eating of that seven sealed scroll, which is referred to as the little book. You have all of that in that half hour period of silence in heaven, which we find in the 8th chapter of Revelation, verse 1, when that seal is opened. Then you have the climax of the Church leaving here, which to me, as you can see, is a short space of time. I do not know how long that half hour will last, but when the half hour of time is over, we find the ministry has a message for the world, and for important people of the world. It is going to be such a ministry that has never been recognized by the denominational world, or by the government officials of the world. Before the bride leaves here, she will shine. This is all brought about within a short length of time. The Daniel part, in order to go into that, we must go into Daniel, the 12th chapter. I want to go to the 4th verse. â€œBut thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.â€ Of course we have had that, running to and fro, for years already. Knowledge will be increased, which is scientific knowledge. That is going on right now as you sit here tonight. Man is looking for an easy way out. â€œThen I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, (which is Jordan, I went over that last Sunday. The river is the Jordan River because this all has to do with the Middle East. This is an easy interpretation, not complicated.) and the other on that side of the bank of the river.â€ This identifies where it is. It is the Jordan River because it is Israel. That is not the world. The one foot upon the land and one foot upon the sea is an international setting, meaning upon both land and sea. â€œAnd one said to the man clothed in linen, (which is Christ in angelic form) which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?â€ These are wonders. The Jewish nation will be glad to get out of this, the 144,000 and the woman of Revelation 12. â€œAnd I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, (Both hands up, showing that this is the climax of the three and one half years.) and sware by Him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; (three and one half years. This is not the same as it is in Revelation 10. This has to do with the Jewish nation, the last three and one half years. I told you, this is not complicated. This is something that gives you a time frame of how long this will last, because Daniel is concerned with what is going to happen to his people, the Jewish nation, during that time period of the tribulation. This is the great tribulation hour. It identifies where it is and who it pertains to, because this is where God has dealt with the Jewish nation. His dealing, as far as salvation to the Jews, is over by then, because they go to their place, the woman of Revelation 12. The devil is let loose, which he is cast out of heaven unto the earth. This time, and times, time is one year, times is two years, half time is half a year. So that is three and one half years.) and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.â€ To scatter the power of the holy people, which are Jews. This has always been Godâ€™s chosen family, His chosen people, the Jews. That shows where they are located. â€œAnd I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.â€ We are in the time of the end and we know what this means. There has never been another generation to understand these things. It has come down to the generation which we are in. It all has to do with the 4th chapter of Revelation, the fourth seal, which is the eagle age. He said the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. This is not the last seal. The seal of Revelation 10 is different, because it has to do with the Bride of Jesus Christ, and this has to do with the Jewish nation. â€œMany shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: (Look at the world, you preachers in America that are trying to save all the people so Jesus will come back. You are a miserable people, preaching a miserable message, because it is unreal.) and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.â€ What is he talking about, understanding? They will understand this, because this is what he is talking about. We know what these things mean. We know what the rest of this chapter means. â€œAnd from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, (That will be in the middle of the week.) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.â€ That extra thirty days, which comes down to the three and one half years, then there is a month left, which that last month, as I was mentioning to somebody this morning, when that three and one half years is over, then Godâ€™s judgement is poured out. After Armageddon hits, then Godâ€™s judgment is poured out and the earth will reel and rock as a drunkard. The Bible says it will. Think about it, what that will be like for people that are left upon the earth. You talk about dizzy, because the earth is going to be out of kilter, because of all the judgments of God. It says the islands will flee away. Do you think that is not going to rock the earth? The mountains will be brought down. That is speaking of volcanic mountains. They will blow their tops. When they do, God is going to cover this earth with the silt of what has happened. â€œBlessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and five and thirty days.â€ There you have an extra forty five days on top of the thirty days, which is going to take place after that, then blessed is he, all judgments are over. The earth is settled down and we come back to an earth that can be inhabited for the Millennium. It is going to take all these days in order for God to work out His plan. â€œBut go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.â€ I hope that you now understand what it is speaking of, the difference between the seal that Daniel is talking about, and the seventh seal. It was a seal because it was to be hidden until its time. That is what a seal does, it hides the contents of what is inside the scroll. The scroll was written on both sides, inside and outside. Now I want to go to another chapter. I think I have covered this other part well enough, unless somebody has a question on it. My subject is still the same, We Shall Crown Him? It ends with a question mark. It may seem like I have come a long way off of it, but I wanted to get these different things into this message. I was also asked the question about Revelation 4, so I want to go there now. â€œAfter this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, (In spirit form, John goes into the heavens.) and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.â€ I want to go back to that throne, as we have this (chart.) â€œAnd He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: (This is the Jewish elders and the apostles, representing the Jewish nation, and representing the apostles that were chosen of the Lord. You find that in Revelation 21 where it talks about the twelve tribes there, the gates to the city, and also the twelve foundations to the city.) and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. (This was the question that came to me.) And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.â€ Now the question that I was asked was, Are these crowns of gold, really regular gold? Remember where this is. This is in heaven. What is the gold like in heaven? Transparent glass. See? It is a crown of recognition of who they are. They had on their heads crowns of gold. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God, this is all in recognition of Him. Every one of these, including the twelve patriarchs are depending upon what Christ did, even though it was done after they were dead and gone. Really it represents the Israeli nation, the twelve tribes. I want to read some more here and then we will go into the 6th chapter. â€œAnd before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal.â€ The Bride has come out of that sea of glass, being tried as they were through the ages of time. Your trial now, is different than theirs, but when Bro. Jackson mentioned that, it was all the same. They were killed for their belief, and you are standing for what you believe. They were killed and you are criticized. People have wondered why we are getting by so easy, when it was so hard on them, but the criticism is not always easy. When they took their life, there was nothing more they could do to them. If you burn a body after it is dead, the person that lived in that body feels nothing. They have entered their place of rest. â€œAnd the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.â€ The reason I want to take this to the 6th chapter, is because we may think the important thing in this is the horse, but the horse is not the most important thing in each one of these, because it is a beast that is introducing what is happening here to the horse rider. Each one of these beasts is representing the horse rider for his age. â€œAnd I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, (We have the seals again. When the Lamb opened one of the seals, and the seals were not opened, the seals happened through ages of time, but they were not opened to any understanding until 1963. Every one of them were held in place because nobody knew what they were. God did not let this out to the denominational world at first, then when the denominational world got hold of it, they did not like it. T.L. Osborne, wanted to see what was in the seals, so when he fasted and prayed and looked at them for a week, he then came back and said, I donâ€™t want anything to do with this. He shut himself out from the greatest revelation he would ever have a chance to receive. When this first seal was opened, this was pealed back.) and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.â€ Here, we are given an understanding of what the first beast had to say, because if there had been no understanding, he would not have said come and see. The scriptural verses are not put in there just to look at, they are put in there for understanding. Then John said, â€œAnd I saw, (John said I saw, but he did not understand. When the first horse rider came on the scene, nobody understood, when he started and when he stopped, back at the time when it happened. Therefore it was closed to their understanding, that is what it is all about. When you open it, it is opened to an understanding.) and he that sat on him had a bow.â€ This is the introduction of that beast, that is why I say, it was the beast that was important because he is the one that opens the seal to show what is going on with the horse riders. He that sat on him had a bow, and we understand what that bow is. That was the beginning of the deception, that is the reason it is the white horse, that is the beginning of the deception that led mankind into something other than a true revelation of the godhead. That is when the revelation of the Godhead was beginning to be falsely presented . That is what Matthew 13, portrays, where the seed is sown, and when the tares are implanted with it, so this is portrayed in the white horse, whose rider had a bow, but no arrows. One preacher said that is the beginning of the gospel message, that is bringing light on it. Do you want to be confused? Listen to what that kind of preaching leads you to. That is confusion. If this mixes you up, if you hear something like that and it mixes you up, turn the dial or turn it off. â€œAnd when he had opened the second seal, (This did not happen back at that time, it was still closed to their understanding. The beginning of this happened in 1963. God did not open all these seals in one night. It took a week, without His prophet messenger knowing what was going to be revealed the next day.) I heard the second beast say, Come and see.â€ In that first verse, it said there, I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard as it were the noise of thunder, that is when the seals began to be opened. What do you think it is going to be when seven thunders utter their voices? That is why I preached the message as I did this morning, about the 11th verse of this, because, when the seals were brought out, when they were brought to Bro. Branhamâ€™s attention in Arizona, it was noticed around the world. Time Magazine carried it. It was no other cloud except a glory cloud. It came from a thunder that began to open these seals. â€œWhen he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, come and see.â€ See? It is the beast that is the important factor of this. The beast is the one that is showing you. â€œAnd there went out another horse that was red: (This represented the blood of the saints that was being spilled from their bodies when they were cast into the arenas by the emperors, those five (supposedly) good kings. Were they good? They were devils, but the world recognizes them as good, because they prospered under those five kings. Rome was brought back to a relationship with the world they had lost under the caesars. They persecuted the Church down to the time when the book of Revelation said one is, speaking of Constantine, because this is where the persecution stopped. This is where the Church stopped. Even history recognizes that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the Church. In 325 A.D. the Church settled with the world, just like Israel will sell out unto the beast in the beginning of the last week of Daniel.) and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.â€ Not just a sword, but a great sword, which he killed Christians with. That is why the horse was red. â€œAnd when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. (Each one of these are saying come and see. In other words there is a revelation in it. This is where the face of the man comes along at the end of that dark period of time, where the face of the man in Revelation 4 comes on the scene. They begin to hack at that old Roman church. There had been a thousand years of obliteration.) And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.â€ This is not talking about the end time where they want to say that all this is famine that will all happen in the end time. That horse rider has already rode, and has ended his ride. He had a pair of balances in his hand, balances, that is scales for weight. What did he do with that? â€œAnd I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny.â€ That is a measuring of the Word of God, which they were taking from the people and giving to the priests. That is manâ€™s sustenance and that is his salvation, the Word of God. That is when they took the Word to themselves, and rewrote all the Bibles in Latin so nobody would understand what was in them. If you ever got enough education to learn, and they found out about it, your life was just like the Muslim world today, your life was in jeopardy. That weak bunch there in England, a man was chopped up with a machete. He was cut up with a butcher knife, and a man stands over him with bloody hands, look what I have done, Ali Akbar. The English people now say, we must be more tolerant, we must let them place their views along with ours. My parents were from England, many centuries ago, but I am not English, I am an American and a Christian, a child of God. You poor pitiful creatures that believe that, are the reason why America is getting to be the same way. One day, as Bro. Jackson used to say, that red blooded American will awake, and then there will be war in the streets of America. I am not anxious about it, but as the saying goes, God has to do what He has to do. â€œAnd when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice (the only one) of the fourth beast say, Come and see.â€ The voice, Revelation 10:7, Revelation 4, the fourth beast, the prophet message that began this. When it was opened, it took a prophet of God to open those seals, but it will take a ministry of men to open this one, when Jesus Christ stands there, with it open. I am not talking about man will open it, but he will be what will explain it. Bro. Branham did not open the seals, so to speak, the Holy Ghost did, and Bro. Branham happened to be the instrument that was used. This one hangs here with these others already unattached. This one stands here to be opened in its time. The voice still lingers. I am not talking about another prophet, I am talking about a ministry, which Bro. Jackson and Bro. Branham both said there will be a five fold ministry that will finish this out. It will not be one man, and it will not be two men. When he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, come and see. This is in our generation. â€œAnd I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.â€ This will go on into the tribulation hour. That is why I said this morning, this fourth beast is still lingering. His name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. Hell followed with him, showing you that it lingers all the way down to the time of Armageddon. Then what happens? Then the false prophet and the beast will be cast into hell. â€œAnd power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, (It is not talking about him any longer, it is talking about them, power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, which is the Middle East, for three and one half years.) to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death, (What is he talking about? He is talking about the foolish virgins, and the Jewish remnant that believe. Revelation 15:1-2-3. ) â€œPower was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword and with hunger and with death. (He is talking about killing, but he is talking about killing with death. He has done mentioned about power given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with hunger, to kill with the sword, and with hunger and with death….) and with the beasts of the earth.â€ I remember when the next two seals were opened, it does not talk about horses, because this fourth horse rider will be riding all the way through to the end. The thing about it that you can see, is a pale horse, which is a gray horse, that appears gray because it has black hair mixed with white hair, which leads to deception. The white hair is what the religious world accepted back there in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, when Revelation 3, starting in verse 14 first happened, when they were neither hot nor cold, but they were lukewarm. This is what happened to the church world. That is why they see nothing pertaining to true revelation of Godâ€™s Word anymore. Many of those old fellows back in the 1920’s and 1930’s joined with Bro. Branham. I remember two of them especially, that joined with him in his prayer for the sick. He used them. One of them was named Baxter. They had already retired, they came out of retirement when they saw what God was doing through Bro. Branhamâ€™s ministry. They both soon left the scene in death. Each of them were dying off in order to provide for the end time message, because God was not going to let them fall into that category, He just took them. I hope I am explaining this in a way that is understandable, slow enough that you can understand it. I still have some more to say on this, but I will save it until another time.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
As we go further into this message, I will try to finish it up today. I was asked another question. Someone was thankful for what we have been going through and what we, the reason I say we, is because I feel that you are with me on these things, and I know it is my responsibility to teach you the right way. I knew there would be some things that would have to be thought through, and the things that I am presenting, because everything is not always open to every one. If they are not, then you have a shelf you can put it on until you are ready. I remember someone said, years ago, I donâ€™t have a shelf. Well, if you do not have a shelf, then you sure misunderstood what Bro. Jackson said, because some of the people needed a shelf when he was preaching. Some thought they knew it all, and they did not understand that he could preach something now, that later on, God would give him a full revelation on. Just like when he preached on the ten virgins, he said there would be no more foolish virgins than wise. He got that from Matthew 25, where it talked about five wise and five foolish. Of course people went up in the air about that because of Revelation chapter 7, where it talks about the great multitude. Then getting the understanding on that, was that the great multitude came out of all ages back, and up to, as I feel, this present time, there can still be some, because if a person is converted and they do not have time to qualify for the Bride, if you look at Matthew 13, it takes time for the crop to mature for harvest. The harvest does not come in one day. That harvest is of people, Bride people. When he is talking about the threshing or the fan, where it says a fan is in His hand, then in Matthew 13, the fan is working in that chapter to divide the tares and wheat. Then back in Matthew where it talks about the chaff. The chaff is the last thing that comes out of that crop, because it takes the blower to get it loose from the real crop. The blower does not take away the tares, because they are already put in bundles, just like the wheat is put in bundles. They are gathered for the burning. Then the chaff is something that is left for the fan to take care of, because there is not going to be all of that left in the final part of the Bride that is to be taken away. You cannot have chaff and wheat both going together. Chaff is people, just like tares are people. I do not say that to try to hurt people, but I say that according to the scripture. We are in the time of the blowing. I know it is about over. Someone mentioned this morning about the big meteorite that is circling the earth. I know they said the other day that it was, at one point, three hours away from the earth. That is getting pretty close. It is two miles long. Somebody said, well if it is that big, that would have taken out the dinosaurs. Well, we know God has a way of breaking these things up. It says the stars of heaven, which will be meteorites, stars of heaven will fall to the earth as an untimely fig. That meteorite, they showed, is so big it has a moon following it. That is a pretty big object. We know this earth is not going to go dark again, as it did in the time of the dinosaurs. God destroyed that part at that time, for His new creation, which started happening about six thousand years ago, when He placed them, but it was already in His mind for seven thousand years before that. God began to place man here on earth, and the animal kingdom, which He had already designed in the other six days. Then in the seventh day God rested. So what did He rest from? He rested from His creation, He let everything begin to form, let all the ice and everything that was there, to melt to where He could have a created family on the earth. God is Father: that is why we pray, Our Heavenly Father, because He is our Father. The thing about it is, He is the Creator to many, but He is the Father of His true people. That is why we call Him Father, because He is our Heavenly Father. You cannot call Him Father without the Holy Ghost abiding in you, simply because He is not our Father until He comes into us to dwell. He is always the Spirit of God, but He does not come within us until we surrender to Him. Also, let me say this, We cannot call Jesus Lord without the Holy Ghost abiding within us. That would be contrary to everything He is. I was asked a question, to put the book of Revelation in chronological order. That would take a long time. If you will copy down things as we go along, you can eventually get it into fulfillment order. I feel that I have put it in order in different messages, as we went along. I know there was many things that Bro. Jackson put in chronological order in his teaching. You have to look at time as it goes, and how time worked His perfect will in every age. These prophecy preachers, especially those on TV, take chapter 13 of Revelation, and say that this man of sin gets shot in the head here at the end time, and then he raises himself up. He cannot raise himself up. This happened many years ago, and nobody was shot. When the Reformation began, that was the beginning of the decline of the Catholic Church. That is when the pope began his decline. It comes on up through time from 1790 something, when he gets his final blow, and that lasted up until 1943, when he began to rise again to preeminence. No matter how many times preachers preach on television, that there is a false prophet, and also a man of sin, there is only one person that fulfills both. Then the beast you read about, is Europe and all those countries there in the Middle East, that come all the way across the Middle East up into Iran. Those nations make up the beast that rose up. Not all at once, but a little bit at a time. It went westward until you see it all the way into Europe. Those ten nations of Europe are the nations he is talking about there, and the pope, which is the little horn, is the one that is destroyed. Of course Napoleon Bonaparte put the pope in prison. There he died. It was declared then, that the Catholic Church was dead, but then it began to rise again, especially in the 1940’s. Now we can see, through the scriptures, how time has progressed; and we are living in the end time. I have gone into this message, in order to show you how time has elapsed, and how things have gone, as we go through the book of Revelation, which is a lot of the order of Revelation, chronological order. We see things going on, I just heard on the News this morning that they are wanting to take money from rich people to build houses for the poor, and put them in their neighborhood. That is communism. Some people have said that the president has a Muslim, communism belief. When I see things like that, I believe it, especially as they begin to take more rights away from us. Bill Clinton got out and campaigned for him, and told what a great man he is, and now it is coming out, that this was in order to get his wife entered in the next time, so that he would back her in the next election. It really looks like she is on a down hill slide, because she has lied in certain situations. If you and I lied against the government, we would be put in jail, but if politicians lie, that is just politics as usual. Today, we are living in a nation that is in decline. God help us as the body of Christ, to get our aim right, and get ourselves in a position of being able to serve God in the right way, the way His Word teaches us to. If you are a weak Christian, that does not mean you are not a Christian, it just means that you need more dedication: more commitment to His purpose. I need more dedication: I am not putting you in a hole and putting myself on a pedestal. We are all in this together. When it comes time, we are going to receive a reward for what we have been faithful in. My reward may be different than yours, but it will not be better. As far as eternal life is concerned, eternal life is eternal life. You cannot make anything else out of it. The thirty fold Christian will have as much eternal life as the hundred fold. The rewards will be different in rulership, but life will be the same as far as for eternal life. We thank the Lord for that. The scriptures I have added are mostly in Revelation. The 7, 9 and 14th chapters, and also the 16th and 19th. These are scriptures that will deal with the end time. I know I was talking about the four beasts last week . The first beast is the lion. The lion age started in the days of the apostles of Christ. This did not start the Church ages, but it started under the apostles. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that. He said you could put them in jail and God would get them out. Then you have the calf period, which represented sacrifice. These people were killed. That is why we show the calf on our screen. Then you have the face of the man, which started the decline of the Catholic Church. You have Martin Luther coming on the scene, but it was already going on before Martin Luther. Martin Luther made the final exit of the thing, because, when he came out with the message, the just shall live by faith, that scripture stood out in the time he was ministering. Then after that, it was Wesley. These were the hits on the Catholic Church that brought it down to a wounded state, under the face of the man. The face of the man is because these were educated men, and they knew how to deal what was basically the death blow to that Roman church system, like the ninety five thesis of Martin Luther. He inflicted a great blow with that. Then when Wesley came along with a holiness message, holiness was not even thought of in the Catholic Church. I am not picking on that in particular, because the daughters of that ill-famed woman of Revelation, chapter 17, came right along to be just like their mother. In the end, those daughters (denominational religion)will be a part of the system of Revelation 17, which they came out of during those days of Reformation that were brought about by various men. When I talk about Luther or Wesley, I am not talking about the system. Revelation 17 shows you that the daughters are no better than the mother. Revelation 13, is where you find the image to the beast. The image is the denominational systems, I am talking about all of them, including the Pentecostalâ€™s and all those various names. It will not be long, the way things are going, until even the Pentecostal system will be promoting homosexuality. It will not be long before you see it. The other denominational systems are already doing it. That may be hard to swallow, but when you get things wrong, you are going to go down the wrong road. That may seem strange to you this morning, but it is going to happen, just wait and see. Then you have the fourth, the eagle, which is the last. It started out with a prophet messenger, the eagle age did, like a flying eagle. The flying eagle never did stop, it kept flying, and it still flies today. I can say that, because God is still giving revelation to His anointed ministry. Let us now go to Ezekiel 48. I have had that on the screen ever since I started on this subject. Let us have the next slide, which will be the land of Israel. Here, you have these tribes, actually Dan is at the top when you look at it, because this maps them out. Here, we have them, Judah and Simon are down here. Remember when we were in Jerusalem? From there down is Judah and Simon, which is called Judah. You have over here, the tribe that settled in this area. Manasseh goes over here into Israel proper. â€œNow these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath.â€ Now we are all the way up here to the Euphrates, because that is where Israelâ€™s borders will actually be. Here is the Sea of Galilee, but see how much further it goes? There is around six hundred miles in here, instead of the two hundred they have now. Before I go any further in this, there is a scripture I do not have listed, but I want to go to Isaiah 17. Then we will go back to this other. I just have one verse to read here, the 1st verse. â€œThe burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.â€ It has never been that, Damascus has always been a city that has stood out in scripture. It is one of the older cities. As we read that, just be aware of the fact that it is taken away from being a city, which would be up in this area. (Pointing to top of map) It is going to be a ruinous heap. This could be a reality very soon, because this is where all the trouble is right now. Damascus is where Assad is, and he has these chemical weapons we hear about. They fear, that he is shipping them down to Hezbollah. Israel has already warned them, if you bring them down, we are going to destroy them. This could be the setup for the Middle East, for the war that Israel will be in very soon, because this Damascus will be a ruinous heap. The thing about it is, if Israel finds out that Assad has planned on bringing war with these chemical weapons against Israel, you can be guaranteed, that Israel will take Damascus out. When she does, though the Arab world is against Syria right now, you can guarantee one thing, if Israel takes out Assad, then the Arab world will unite against Israel, because they are all Muslims. Brothers and Sisters: we are entering into a time that is very likely the last days. Let us now go back to Ezekiel. â€œNow these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan. (That is all the way to the top.) And by the border of Dan, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Asher. And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Naphtali. (See? We are coming down from the top.) And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Manasseh. (Now he is measuring off each portion from the east side to the west side. He is taking it across there, from the east side, to the west side. Each one of them is a block that will be given to each tribe.) And by the border of Manasses, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Ephraim. And the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Reuben. And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Judah. (See? Judah, in Bible times, was down here. Now Judah has her portion up here. There are five tribes below her. She was the one on the bottom, but she comes to the edge of Jerusalem northward. It is different, because the reason I mentioned about Judah down here, was because she got such a large portion, this is desert. When we went below Jerusalem, we immediately went into desert and rock. Rock everywhere. When it was shown on the map, and you saw the camels and the sheep, it was down here, because that is all that it will furnish. Down in there, is where David was, when Saul was after him all the time, down there in the mountains, it is all desert. The only great spot you see down there, where there is so much stuff growing, is down in lower Jordan, next to the Dead Sea, and you see a spot down there where so much stuff is growing. Why would God put five tribes down there? Because He said the desert will blossom as a rose. It is going to be a fruitful place.) And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. (See? He is still talking about Judah. Because Jerusalem is going to be in Judahâ€™s possession. That is in the Millennium, but not until then.) The oblation that ye shall offer unto the Lord shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth. (He is talking about the portion which will be for the oblation, or for the holy portion, which Jerusalem will be in the middle of, but this is ruled by the Levites. It is in the middle, Judah is all around it.) And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in the midst thereof.â€ In other words, that is where the temple will be, or the sanctuary. Verse 14, â€œAnd they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor lienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the Lord. And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, (that will be for the city of Jerusalem) for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.â€ See? In the midst of the holy oblation, it will be a profane place as the Bible says. â€œAnd these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. (It gives you the measurement of the city.) And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred and fifty. And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city.â€ Verse 21, â€œAnd the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince: and it shall be the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof.â€ For the prince, this is all for the prince, and this is not Jesus at all. Because, if you go back into 44, 45, and 46, it gives you the prince there. So this city here is not ruled, Jesus is not sitting in this city: It is the prince that God has already chosen to be over the city. If people would look at that, they would see that holy city coming down, which is the Bride of Jesus Christ. We find that in Revelation 21 and 22 it talks about Him and God as being the temple, or the holy ones there. â€œMoreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the princeâ€™s, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince. As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall have a portion.â€ Benjamin was on the top of Israel, but now he is on the bottom. He is the eighth one. His border goes to the edge of the city. â€œAnd by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have a portion. And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west side, Issachar a portion. And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a portion. And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion. And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.â€ See how it has changed here from this? As you go down from Ephraim and all these, this would be Jerusalem. It does not really show the rest of it down through there, but there will be a big portion on down through here. â€œThis is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord God.â€ I remember Bro. Branham saying, which we will go there next, talking about Dan being cut out. Actually he talked about Dan as being a tribe that will be left out altogether, because he was looking at Revelation 7. But I remember, when Bro. Jackson brought this out, he put Dan back in here, and this puts him back in the portion I read. God just showed so much to Bro. Branham, because it is a progressive thing as you go upward. â€œAnd these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures. And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. (See? He brings Levi back into the gate.) And at the east side four thousand and five hundred; and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan. (See? Dan is put back into the city.) And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun. At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali. It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.â€ Now let us go to Revelation 7. This may not make much sense to you, but I wanted to put that in there. â€œAnd after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, (Now the prophecy preachers will place them north, south, east and west. That is what they all say, the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere, the east and the west.) holding the four winds of the earth, (What are the winds? That is what is holding back Armageddon, the final war.) that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.â€ You see? It was given unto them to hurt the earth and the sea. But this angel stopped it, or delayed it. It is seven years before this ever happens, because what did he say was the reason for it? Till they seal the servants of God in their foreheads. This is the 144,000. â€œAnd he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.â€ In other words, they are given an understanding of who Jesus Christ is, and they can only be given that by the Holy Ghost, no other way. Here, he goes on to say who is sealed. â€œAnd I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (Judah is put at the front of the list.) Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. (These first verses are telling them, do not hurt the earth nor the sea, do not bring on Armageddon until these are sealed.) Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand. (Manasseh is the older brother of Ephraim, but Ephraim is the head of Manasseh because, when Jacob was going to bless these two boys, Manasseh and Ephraim, his hands were crossed. He put his right hand on Ephraim because Joseph had put them the way he thought it would be, that he would put his right hand upon Manasseh because he was the oldest, and his left one on Ephraim. But when he started to bless them, his hands were crossed. Joseph tried to uncross his hands. He said, no. Jacob, this is his last act before he died, it said he leaned upon his staff, and blessed these two boys. He knew his time had come. He refused to uncross his hands because he knew that Ephraim would be the dominant one. What God is going to do, He is going to take these two boys and put them in the tribes of the children of Israel, because Levi was going to be the one that would be scattered in order to bring Godâ€™s blessings upon the people, because they are the priests. So he only added Manasseh, and Ephraim was going to be the one standing for Joseph. Ephraim and Joseph, when you look at the scripture, they are interchangeable. I do not say this to dispute anything, but Bro. Branham thought there would be two tribes left out, which was the tribe of Dan and the tribe of Ephraim. When you look at it though, it is going back to Joseph, which is interchangeable with Ephraim.) Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. (See? God seals of Levi, the twelve thousand, bringing him back into the ministry of the 144,000.) Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.â€ See? He does not mention Ephraim, but he mentions Joseph. The same thing. He did not mention Dan. The reason he did not mention Dan, was because he was the one that began to lead Israel astray. He was too far north. So he goes over to Baalbek, which is in Lebanon, and meets up with people that worshipped a woman god. It was too far to go to Jerusalem. Just like people might say to you, why do you drive all the way to that church, when you have good churches in your neighborhood? You have good church houses in your community, but what are they teaching? Some of them teach nothing: they do not have a message. This ends the sealing of the 144,000, but then you go to chapter 14. â€œAnd I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, (This is in vision form, just as it shows in Zechariah chapters 12 and 13, They asked Him, where did you get the scares in your hand? That is the two prophets that Christ has appeared to, because it is their ministry that God uses them to show the way, visible or invisible, concerning the Lamb. He will be visible unto those two prophets, because in chapter 7 they have received their message. In chapter 14, they are carrying it out. It has already happened in chapter 14, because they are standing with him. That is the reason why I say visible or invisible, they already have their seal in their foreheads. What I have tried to do in this message, is to show you that your crown is not going to be visible. A crown of life is not visible. The Holy Ghost you have is not visible, except in your life, which I want to get to in a few services, just to show what the Holy Ghost is. The Holy Ghost is Christ in you. We are going to get into that to let you see what you have. It is invisible, but it is Christ in you, the hope of glory.) having his Fatherâ€™s name written in their foreheads.â€ What is the name of the Father? Having his Fatherâ€™s name, Jesus said, I am come in my Fatherâ€™s name. All that God is in redemption, is brought through Jesus Christ into you. Jesus did not die for Himself, He did not come for Himself. He came to select a Bride people. He lived a perfect life, but in that perfect life He lived, He had to die. Behold the Lamb of God, He had to die in order to fulfill His purpose of coming. If He had not died, He would just have been another good man with the Holy Ghost to leave this world, or to live in this world, which you could never have received. If He had not died and rose again to go make intercession for you, you could never have received the Holy Ghost. â€œAnd I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, (Who sung a new song? The angels were harping, but who was singing?) and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.â€ The 144,000 sang it, before the throne. That shows where they wind up to be. â€œThese are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.â€ You have to have a revelation to understand what this is talking about. Nobody ever gave you a revelation. Only the Holy Ghost can give you a revelation. Man can show you scripture, but when I understood baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, there was no one speaking it to me, I was trinity one minute, the next minute I was not. That does not happen to everyone that way. Revelations do not come to everyone the same way. When I heard that mentioned, Matthew 28:19, â€œGo ye therefore into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,â€ my revelation came because it mentioned name, singular. Jesus said, â€œI am come in my Fatherâ€™s name.â€ Holy Ghost is not a name. Son is not a name. Father is not a name. They are titles. Jesus said, I am come in my Fatherâ€™s name. Paul said whatsoever you do in word and deed, do all in the name of Jesus Christ unto the glory of God the Father. Because it is through Him, that our redemption was made possible, and it is through Him that the marriage of the Lamb takes place. When God created this earth, who was helping Him do it? Jesus did not create this earth. Jesus is attached to the Church. He is our new creation, in that He died and gave His life for us while we were sinners.
WE SHALL CROWN
HIM? 6-2-13 PM
Brothers and Sisters: I thank God for the truth of His Word, and for the time He has given us to be able to enjoy that truth. We are traveling fast to the end of the age. We must realize that, we are going in the direction where we are seeing the things fulfilled that the scripture said would be fulfilled in the last days. As I have gone over in this message, we are children of the day, not children of the night. We are children of the light, not the children of darkness, as it is expressed in 1st Thessalonians. God has given us the opportunity, not only for salvation, but to know His will. We must purpose in our hearts to follow Him in His will and purpose. I know there are things that we need to be caught up on and I know as I expressed a little bit, but I will not go into tonight, of the furtherance of the Godhead. The godhead is a very important subject. It is important that we get what God has given us, and above all criticism or whatever we would get out of following the Lord, we must press on in the true revelation we have. If we cannot take the criticism, we have missed something somewhere. Criticism from others does not altar the things of God. It is only when we submit to criticism and let it get the best of us, that we miss out on what God has for us. I do not say anything to purposely draw criticism, I say things of truth, not even thinking of what is going to come out of it. I never thought of what would come out of the third day teaching, but when you see something like that, you cannot just back down on it to please complainers. You have got to go ahead and teach what God has ordained to be taught, and in a way that gives people an understanding of what time we are living in. If we had not already been in that time, it would never have been brought out. When somebody criticizes you for going in and explaining the second day, and the third day at the same time, then they have a problem, because God knew what He was doing. Some accepted that the second day was over, but they could not accept the fact that we were in the third day already. There is absolutely nothing I can apologize for. To apologize, would bring me down to the level of the critics. We are going on forward, as the Lord leads us, and as the Lord would have us to. I believe this little place, this area, has been a light. I believe this little place has been a light and continues to be a light. It is up to true saints of God to recognize a true revelation, even when others see it another way. That is why there are other places to go. If you cannot see what we see, and you feel that you cannot accept it, then there are other places to go. We have never stood at the door, forcing people to agree with us. We are not forcing a message on anyone. I know it has been said, because I just read an e-mail that Bro. Bud and I received a year ago, that our grammar is not right, especially mine. I agree, that it is not what maybe it should be, but if I changed that, I would be changing myself. I try to do better, but it all comes out the same. No matter what I try to do, it reverts back to what it was before, simply because that is the way I am. I know a few big words. Sometimes a word just feels good to say at the time. Also as we go along, we can have a little bit of joy and pleasure in what we are doing. I believe Jesus did. When they came and told Him what Herod was saying, He said, you go tell that fox, today I do cures, tomorrow or the next day, He said He would be perfected. That is what we are looking for, perfection. We do not have to have a long face all the time, to truly serve God. A long face does not show Christianity in any way. It is one thing to be serious, and another thing to always try to show it on our face. I can be serious and laugh at the same time. People take it wrong, but it is still true. God made us to have a smile on our face. He put that ability there. That is just a little lesson as we go along, to let us know there is joy in serving the Lord. When you lose the joy, you have lost the true message. The Bible says rejoice evermore. I have never seen anyone rejoice with a sad face. You may be weeping at times. I believe Bro. Kevin can relate to that, I have seen him weep while he is smiling. That is the way it is. People can be weeping, you can see they are weeping, but they still have joy in their heart. I will now get back into my message, so let us go back into Revelation again. I was in the 7th chapter this morning, we will go back to that, the first three verses, the rest of it deals with the calling of the 144,000. There is something in the first three verses that relate to other chapters, chapter 9, then 14, 16, and 19. I have the scriptures listed up here. â€œAnd after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.â€ This is at the beginning of the 70th week. The 144,000 are called out, during the first three and one half years. Beyond that, they have already received the revelation of Jesus Christ in their hearts. You cannot receive a revelation in your heart without the Spirit of God. It says they are sealed in their foreheads. We know that there is nothing written there, it is a revelation. When the mark of the beast comes, there will be something written on those who receive it, but it will not necessarily be visible, it will be under the skin. There will be people that will accept the mark in their mind, that will never receive the mark in their skin, they will just go along with it. There are a lot of church people, as I said this morning, when I said something very bluntly, about Pentecost. I said something about the denominational systems, and Pentecost, all the Pentecostals are really interested in, is speaking in tongues, Some used to sing a little song, If you read Acts 2:4, and refuse to read anymore, there is an eye watching you, youâ€™ll have trouble at the gate about Acts 2:38. I remember the men that sang that, the one man said, I donâ€™t want any gate trouble. â€œAnd after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.â€ We have already established, that this will be at the Euphrates River, coming across Iraq and Iran, in that area of the world, because that is where east and west meet. It is all carried out in the Megiddo Valley. We know everybody that is killed cannot get into the Megiddo Valley, because it is going to be a war that, you might say, its origin is Armageddon. We were there at the little city of Armageddon, which was Solomonâ€™s stronghold. That was the last strong hold before you got to Israel. We saw there, where they had their grain and their water, where Solomon could make a stand, but we find that Israel lost that. When they lost the Megiddo Valley, they lost the war, because that is Israelâ€™s bread basket, so to speak. The whole Middle East, is going to be the place where east and west meet, because there are too many people to just meet in the Megiddo Valley, two hundred million from the east, besides what comes from the north and the south, then the west. There is a trouble that comes against the beast from the north, and from the south, as the Bible says in the 11th chapter of Daniel. We see the four angels, maybe I failed to go into that, but I did say the denominational preachers and prophetic preachers, want to say, when they are talking about it, that this is the north pole, south pole, east and west. However we know that is not right, that is not the four corners of the earth, that is referred to in that scripture. We are talking about the east meeting the west, and we find the Euphrates river is what is dried up for the east to come across. That whole mideast there, at that time, will be a battle ground where blood will flow to the horseâ€™s bridle. That is going to take a big area with all their armament and everything they will have. That is going to take a big area, but it will all be in the Middle East. The final decision is made in Armageddon. That is where the final decision will be made. That is where Christ comes back with His Bride, which is seen in Revelation 19. That scripture says, Revelation 7:2, â€œAnd I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.â€ The prophecy preachers say that is devils, but it is angels. If it was devils, it would say it was devils, but it is angels that are going to bring that final war there in Armageddon when they are removed. They are there to hold back the seven year period of time, and they will stay there, so to speak. You might say, what do you mean, so to speak? That means that they have declared, God gives His angels something to declare, to hold back this until the final end. They are not tied down there. They just put a hold on what was going to take place, because they had that power, except for God speaking to them to go ahead and declare it. They were ready to declare it, but were instructed to hold up. What do you mean by that? â€œAnd I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God, (which was for the 144,000) And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.â€ See? This is judgment, because to hurt the earth and the sea, that is Armageddon. â€œSaying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.â€ This holds that back through that seven year period of time, the 144,000 servants of God are sealed. These are the ones that are sealed. Twelve thousand from each tribe of Israel. As we went from that this morning to the 14th chapter, maybe we can make that a little bit clearer, because I went through all of it this morning, but I did not have time to deal with it all. â€œAnd I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred and forty and four thousand, having his Fatherâ€™s name written in their foreheads.â€ Jesus said, I am come in my Fatherâ€™s name: let me go back to the 9th chapter, where we can see what is going on. It opens with the fifth seal. When we look at this, we see the first four trumpets are under the two prophetsâ€™ message, but the hurting and the drought and the calling of fire down from heaven is not related to these seals until Armageddon. This is not related to Armageddon. This is only to Israel, because Israel rejects what she could have had, if she had been true to God. The politicians reject the voice of God and they sign a treaty with the beast that will last seven years. They do not sign it for seven years, but they sign it; and it will last for seven years, according to Daniel 9:27. Let us start with the 13th verse, in the 9th chapter of Revelation. This is the sixth seal. â€œAnd the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.â€ See? The denominational, prophecy preachers do not relate this back to chapter 7. That shows how much they know about the scripture, when they are saying that this is the four corners of the earth, north, east, south, and west. This is where it all started, was in that valley there where Abraham came from, Ur of the Chaldees, which would be Iraq today. Loose them now. Why is he saying loose them now? Because the seven year period is over, and it is time for Armageddon. â€œAnd the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, (This is something that is not said in any other part of the scripture. We do not know the hour, but we do know that when the seven years is over, that is the time.) and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.â€ What a slaughter. I remember when I preached that message from Isaiah chapter 4 about seven women taking hold of one man. This is the reason for it. This is not a womanâ€™s army. It is a third part of the men that get killed. That is of China and that part of the world, north and south Korea, and Japan, and those of the East, and part of India. This has nothing to do with Muslimism, it is Communism. Why does it not have anything to do with Muslimism? Muslimism is dead before the week starts. Ezekiel 38 and 39 will take care of that. It is taken care of in the Middle East, with the Arabs, which are Muslim, Israel will take care of that part. Then she will build her temple. She will take down her fences. That wall she has there now, will be taken down. When Ezekiel 38 and 39 are fulfilled, the walls and fences are already down, and Israel is dwelling at peace in unwalled villages. We saw the fence that reached all the way down through the Jordan Valley, electrical fence, that if anybody touched it, a message goes to headquarters of the Jewish nation. They know exactly where it has been messed with. They have that technology. Why do we not have that technology out west? Those who have the authority to do so, do not want to secure our borders. Of course there are people who would hate to hear me say that, but I know they do not want to secure our borders. â€œAnd the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.â€ That is two hundred million. There has never been an army anywhere of that size. When you look at China, north and south Korea, and Japan, you can see how that kind of army can be mustered up. That is not talking about the European beast nations. That is who the east is coming to fight against. The Megiddo valley is where the armies from East will meet those of the West, the beast. â€œAnd thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.â€ That is talking about an army of tanks, airplanes and helicopters. You have seen some of those old war planes, how they painted faces on them, they really looked like some kind of animal then. â€œBy these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.â€ When you look at this, then you look at the Millennium that is coming up, where is all that stuff going to be? God has a way of burying stuff. He will do it. Because Israel is going to be a nation after that. I just read to you this morning, how the tribes are separated. â€œFor their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: (We know that is where your power comes from, from the front or from the back, that is where the kill power comes from, their mouth and their tails.) for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.â€ The people that are left on earth still do not worship God. Jesus and His army will come back to take care of all this.â€Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.â€ There is no place of repentance any more, it is all gone. Let me now go to the 16th chapter, starting in verse 12. â€œAnd the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.â€ To prepare the way of the kings of the east, in the other chapter, chapter 9, was talking of the same thing. This ties some of these scriptures together that you are talking about. â€œAnd I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, (The dragon is the devil, the beast is that European beast of the nations that make up the beast, and from Revelation 13.) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.â€ That will be the pope of that final hour. We read in chapter 11 of Daniel, what an evil man he is. We read it in 2nd Thessalonians, the 2nd chapter, the same thing, the same man. Then in chapter 7 of Daniel. â€œFor they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.â€ This is the known world back then, that is what it is talking about. â€œBehold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.â€ The only ones at that time, that will be here, will be the remnant of the foolish virgins, and the Jewish remnant. â€œAnd he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.â€ That is where the final act of this happens. â€œAnd the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.â€ It said since men were upon the earth, that is the last six thousand years. â€œAnd the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.â€ That goes on to Revelation 17. â€œAnd every island fled away, (Islands are made by volcanoes, and they will just sink.) and the mountains were not found.â€ The volcanic mountains will be gone. They better be climbing them while they can. â€œAnd there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: (Talk about a storm. A talent is seventy five to ninety pounds. Do you want to be here?) and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.â€ Now I want to go to chapter 19 of Revelation. We have read this many times. Let me have the Bride picture on the screen now. We will change the pictures from here pretty fast because we are finishing this up. I have about three pictures I want to show. We will start with verse 7. â€œLet us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.â€ I believe every saint of God will wear white. When you see angels, and when they saw Jesus glorified, James, John, and Peter, when they saw Him glorified, He was in white, glistening white, which is fine linen. However this fine linen is talking about the righteousness of saints. To her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. Clean and white. Remember what it says over in Ephesians, without spot or blemish, or wrinkle or any such thing. The fine linen is the righteousness of saints, which is our righteous lifestyle. That is not saying things will never run through your mind: It is not talking about that, because the devil is the prince of the power of the air. You will just not dwell on those things. If a person is a Christian and you have a weakness, deal with that weakness. Get over it. The Bible instructs us to resist the devil and he will flee from us. It is really saying the devil is going to come after you, but you must resist him. There are things to resist every day we live. â€œBut God is faithful.â€ That is not talking about the righteousness, that is still there, because the righteousness is in Jesus Christ, not in us. Some people think it is in your flesh, it is not in your flesh. It is the Spirit, if we walk in the Spirit, then are we the sons of God. I am not letting up on living right, that is not what I am talking about, because we are striving to bring every adverse spirit into subject to us, through the Spirit. The same Spirit of God, which I do not want to get into right now, but the same Spirit of God that abode in Jesus abides in us. â€œAnd he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. (The marriage supper is not going to be a table from here to where you cannot see it. The marriage supper is something that may not have a bit of eating food like we now eat. Well, I never heard that before. The thing about it is, we will be taking into ourselves, the instructions of the Word of God for what we will need in the Millennium. It is instructions. What do you think Matthew 24, verse 27 is, where the eagles are gathered together, that is where the carcase is. There is not a dead animal there, but there is a carcase, so to speak, which is the true revelation of the Word of God, When we feast upon that, it feeds our hungry soulâ€™s. That is why the scripture says for us to hunger and thirst after righteousness. Blessed is he that hungers and thirsts after righteousness. Oh, I was counting on a big meal. You will not be thinking about a big meal when you get there. Jesus has been up there eating for two thousand years? He has been making intercession for us, in our weak and weary condition, that needed help. We knew we needed help, so we come before Him for our fill.) And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: (of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus) worship God: (he said to him, see thou do it not) for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.â€ That is what the book of Revelation is, a book of prophecy. I have had this picture ever since I started on this message. I want to go to the next one now, which is Jesus coming with His garment dipped in blood. Is He going to be wearing a bloody garment? That is only representing the blood that will be shed at Armageddon. When He comes on that white horse, this only represents the blood shed that will be shed at Armageddon, when it is over, and He comes back with His Bride. That is what I have been trying to say, concerning the crown and so forth, that it is a representation of something, not a literal crown, so this is representing who He will be when He comes back with what? With the sword that comes out of His mouth. Are you going to see a sword coming out of His mouth? No, it is His Word. See? He had already said up here, as I quoted to you, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. â€œAnd I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.â€ This is after Armageddon, because He is going to finish what Armageddon did not do. That is when the earthquakes take place, when the mountains fall, and when the islands flee away. He is coming to judge and to get rid of wicked mankind that are still alive. â€œHis eyes were as a flame of fire, (That is what it shows in Revelation, chapter 1.) and on His head were many crowns; (He is taking over the world, every government, that is what it is talking about there. He is taking over every government and He will be crowned Lord of lords and King of kings, because God will crown Him.) and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. (Going back to John 1:1.) And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.â€ See? His army does not have red on. He is the one that calls the shots in this war. The armies of heaven, is His Bride. You see that in Daniel, chapter 7, the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. The same thing as it is in verse 8. â€œAnd out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations; and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: (What is that talking about, rule them with a rod of iron? It means that there will not be any wickedness in His kingdom, it will be dealt with. There is not a government on this earth today that is worthy of the bread they eat. But He and His Bride are going to clean up the earth.) and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.â€ See? God has let Jesus, for the Millennium, take over the leadership. God controls the universe, but Jesus controls mankind. â€œAnd he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.â€ God gives Him that for the Millennium, King of kings, and Lord of lords, with His Bride people. That is why the Bride shows up here with Him, with His army, they are His army because they are going to rule and reign with Him. â€œAnd I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God.â€ It is Godâ€™s provided supper. God is not going to eat flesh. He is not going to eat the flesh of men, but it is Godâ€™s army, which He calls for the beasts of the field and for the fowls of the air. â€œThat ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.â€ There is not going to be a picking choice. Wicked man will be devoured. â€œAnd I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. (Against Him and His Bride.) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.â€ The false prophet and the beast, which is talking of the pope, or of the leader of that army at that time, which is the western part on into the Middle East, all the way into Iran. Those nations make up the beast. The false prophet would be the leader of the beast system, which would be the pope at that time. Both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone, now this is the spirits of the beast army and also of the false prophet, which is the pope of Rome, that are cast alive into the lake of fire. Where was the lake of fire at that time? The time of Armageddon, the lake of fire is already going, it is in the heart of the earth. â€œAnd the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, (See? He is the one that takes over the kingdom. The remnant, which are all that are left which are not to be the propagators or the replenishers of those that go into the Millennium, which will be the woman of Revelation 12, and also those that make up the sheep people. That will be all that will be left, because the rest of them have a new body. They will be reigning with Christ, let me put it that way. The Bride will be ruling with Him. That is why it places them as an army.) which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.â€
Well, this has been a long message, and it could be longer, but I believe I am going to end it right here. Amen.