Getting Ready For The Rapture-Part3

Rev. James Allen


 

This is where October issue ended.
“But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, (The only thing that is still there is ruins. There was never another city built back. All you see there, is just ruins of days gone by.) which are exalted unto heaven, (a thriving city, a city where some of the disciples lived. Peter and Andrew lived near where James and John lived. Exalted unto heaven, just like Los Angeles.) shalt be brought down to hell: (There was an earthquake hit that city and it went under the Sea of Galilee. Thrust down to hell.) for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” What is Jesus saying? Somebody asked me the question, will there be different punishment for different people. Right there, those two illustrations show that. It will be more tolerable in the day of judgment, than for you. When we look at what is going on and the laws that have been  passed, we wonder how much dirtier can it be. But what happened, that it would be more tolerable? They rejected the Word of God. When you reject the Word of God, and when you speak against it, then there is no turning back. When you speak against the Word of God, that is blasphemy, and when you will not follow the Word of God what hope do you have? I am not talking about anyone that may have come in here and just could  not understand what was going on and left. I am not talking about that. I am talking about the ones that have had an opportunity to sit and listen as the Word of God has been presented. Some may have listened thirty years and still did not get it. Some of them may have listened twenty years, or ten years; but when they walk out on truth, that is worse than Sodom. To some people, that is hard. But that is what He is talking about. “But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” It was not educated. It was not those that were high up in learning. I am not saying that some of them will not be saved, or has not been saved. As He is speaking here, not about babies, but people that will accept it as a child and will go all the way with it and become fruitful: and  will grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is growth. Paul said, grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: (concerning the Church, not the world, the hemisphere. He is not talking about that.) He is talking of judgment. He is talking about the ability that God gave Him to become our Savior. It says He is the head of the body, the Church. He is not the head of the universe. He never claimed to be. These are in the hands of the Father as they always were. We are children of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. That will be the final state of it. When all the shots are fired, and when all the criticism is gone, and time has turned into eternity, which is after the Millennium is over, He (Jesus)becomes our elder brother. That is not to cheapen what He is to be. It is just plain and simple truth. All things are delivered unto me of my Father… and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; (He that is born of the Father.) neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, (He is putting it in a complete circle there, for an understanding (for us) of the Godhead. What is the rest of it?) and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”  He did not stop there. When Jesus was here, He included followers, because He said all that the Father hath given me, will come to me. All that come to me, I will in no wise cast out. Just like I was talking awhile ago about the Satanist move: whoever elected the ACLU? Whoever gave them that authority? That was voted on 7-2 by judges. Who gave judges that authority? This nation is getting ready for more judgment than what it has. Every week: it is something. The decisions they have made, are going to make the situation worse. There is no peace for the wicked. I now want to go to Isaiah 5, starting with verse 20. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; (Is anybody calling evil good? They certainly are. Ten years ago, concerning gay marriage, if it had been said in ten years it will be in America, in every state, somebody would have said no.) that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” These are woes that are pronounced upon people of that nature: those that call evil good and good evil. God is searing their minds with a hot iron, so that they are never to know anything anymore. It goes down deep into the depth of their soul. “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” It is sickening: how men fifty and sixty years old, and women the same: that have lived together for thirty or more years, then they embrace like they do. As it was preached during our meetings, hell is enlarging its mouth. That is scripture. Hell was not even made for man, it was made for the devil and his angels. It then became larger and larger and larger for the habitation of the damned. “Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.” That is officials. It showed tonight on the News, the man was sentenced for three months, a government official, spending tax payer’s money, having a good time, sitting in a bath tub with two bottles of wine. He was an official in the administration. Yet they want more money. Seven states this week raised the gas tax. They say there are thirty four more talking about it. They never get enough. It is more, more, more. The devil is having his heyday. He had  better watch out: his days are numbered. One of these days before long, there is going to be seven years left. The plug is going to be pulled. You might say Bro. Allen, you worry me. What would you do if I did not say anything, and all of what is ahead just suddenly became known to all and I had just let it go? “Which justify the wicked for reward, (That is speaking of lawyers and judges in the day and hour we are living in. These little old county jobs pay enormous amounts of money. Sheriff’s go into office with nothing, and come out millionaires. I remember when they thought that twelve thousand dollars was a big sum of money for a sheriff. It would take a long time to become a millionaire like that. This recent prison break that happened, the man they shot but did not kill, has already pointed his finger at about ten people and they have been fired.) and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” We are in times of persecution. They have already said, that one of the supreme court justices said, what is next? These schools that are getting money from the government, that are religious schools, the next thing is, they will be taking away their religious status and have to pay taxes. What will it be after that? They said it will soon be churches. What after that? They will take away what you give to the church, take away your exemption for it. This is what a supreme court justice said. Then if you do not marry those  people same sex couples, that is what is going to happen. Let it happen! They said if you have a church and a fellowship hall like this one back here, they are going to force you to let those people have their receptions in it. I would rather see it burn down! I did not say I was going to burn it down, but I will do all I can to promote righteousness and holiness, without which, no man shall see the Lord. This thing is just starting, but the end of is not in God’s favor. All these sheepish little people that have wandered around in the darkness, in the closet, now they are out of the closet as brave as can be. Sodom was not a peaceful place.  All those who justify the wicked for reward and take away the righteousness of the righteous, will have to stand before the God of  righteousness and be judged for their unrighteous deeds they have been so bold and dogmatic about. Oh, we live in America, the home of the free and the brave. We will see how brave we are before very much longer. Revelation, chapters 10 and 11 is going to come in and there is going to be somebody pay a debt for what they are doing. God is not going to let this thing go to the place where He is going to tolerate it. What did He say? What did the psalmist  say? I have never seen the righteous forsaken, or the seed of God begging bread. “Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel.” They have despised it. I am the Lord thy God, thou shall have no other gods before me. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image. I would rather see the ten commandments taken down: than I would to see some devil sitting beside them. Judgment does not just  come upon man, he is bringing judgment on himself. Rottenness, God despises their rottenness. God cannot take evil, as the scripture says in the writing of Peter, judgment must begin at the house of God. If  it begins with us: where shall the end be of those that obey not the truth? Some people do not think very highly of us, but I will not say very much about it, because God is our witness. When man lies about you, then man receives his reward. There are people that have already gone too far. I will say this: then I will read a scripture to make it clear to all. Jesus said, you can say whatever you want to about me, but when you go against my brother, or the church of the living God, and especially the Word of God, you have gone too far. Some have gone beyond the bounds of God’s grace. Luke 12:10 says this: “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.” We are living in a day when John said there would be antichrists’. Then he said, there are already many antichrists. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. This we will do, if God permit. It is impossible for those were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.

                             GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

We have never lived in an hour like this. The only way you can compare it, would be to go back in the Bible to when you see Sodom, Egypt, people who were in bondage at that time, all the killings, murder, things that are going on in this world today that has just become a part of life. We know with Christian people, this is not the norm, because we know there has been a better day, no matter what they say. They want to say nothing has changed, but I see the change. I know that things have changed from what they were when I was a teenager growing up. It is getting worse and worse everywhere you look. I was mistaken about something, because of what the News said. The people in Casey County are still holding out on this gay marriage thing. I would have to say, thank you, because you have demonstrated that even the president could not pull your strings to get you to follow what they claim the law is. The law was not that in times past. Now they think they can take so many pens and write from this state, this state, and this state, put it in ink and it is a law. But that is a lie. It will never work according to the Bible. This is the guide book for all laws. They are not going to get by with it because God is not going to let them get by with it. I have been on this message for some time now. This is the seventh part. I want to go to Genesis, but first I will go to Ezekiel. I can find these same words in Jeremiah. Jeremiah was a prophet that went through much in order to speak the Word of the Lord, even much against his own flesh. He even spoke to God about it, about what he was going through. When the children of Israel was taken into bondage, he was let go. If you look at it in the natural, you would not know why, but you cannot look at it in that way because he was not a natural person. He was a spiritual person. We don’t want to look at ourselves as just natural human beings. We are spirit beings, if so be that the spirit of God is in us, then that makes us a notch above the rest. I am not talking about in the flesh, I am talking about in the Spirit. God has given us His Spirit to be able to differentiate, even to differentiate between us and worldliness and in denominationalism. There have been two denominations just come out lately that are going to perform gay marriages. That is the Presbyterian and the Episcopal. You see where it is all going. Then the Methodists and some of the others will fall, and maybe the others will fall later. So today, religion has become a curse to a lot of people, instead of a blessing. As we look at the scripture, I want to go to the 33rd chapter of Ezekiel. Verse 1, “Again the Word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, (which means the prophet. How many people today are claiming that? They are the Son of man, they are a prophet, but each one of them have different messages. I look at the scripture, they do not have differences. They all coincide. It is not that they have studied the other one to see what they say, it is that they have been inspired as the Bible says,  by the Holy Ghost, to write. They only wrote as they were inspired. The only message that is really going to amount to anything is by the inspiration of God in this hour. I will apply it to me, if I just get up here and tell you a lot of good stories and make you feel good, that is not the gospel. This is not what Ezekiel was doing. He was not making Israel feel good. He was trying to get them to wake up. God will always keep us awake, if we listen to the Spirit of God. We praise Him for that because He keeps us alert to what is really happening and going on, being able to apply it to the day and hour in which we live. This is not the first time God had spoken to Ezekiel. It said, again, that means He spoke to him in the past.) Speak to the children of thy people, (He is not sending them to a strange land. He is in Chaldea, Ezekiel was carried away. But God did not send him to the Chaldeans. He sent him to speak to his own people. There are many illustrations he gave in what he spoke, that were very straight. They were very hard to the children of Israel because they were willing to settle down in whatever state they were in.  We are in the world, but we are not of the world. This gospel of the kingdom must be preached. The Bible says there is no other gospel.) and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman. (I will get into that a little later.) If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet, and warns the people; The whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.” So there was a responsibility not only to the man of God, which the responsibility is very strong for a man of God to preach  truth. The different things that have been put forth from this pulpit through the years, have been disagreed with. That makes no difference. It is still truth, whether it be the godhead, the third day, or whatever. I am just not speaking of myself here. We have to distinguish between truth and error. There is a lot of error going on today, even in this message so to speak. There is a lot of error in places today. Of course they would accuse us. We have been accused. That is alright, they are not going to blow us out of the water. We have made a stand, and that is the way it is. We are going to have to take more stands as time goes on. “He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, (any person, that gets down to personal. We are living in an hour when God is looking at individuals. I would rather be known to have warned, to try to help somebody, because that is what it is all about, rather than to dismiss it because that person is not liked, or that person is going to be a problem. We cannot look at it like that. We have to look at the scripture as it is. If that person, or those people, that individual, be taken: any person from among them,) he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” If we go back to Ephesians, we will find that we are speaking for Christ, in Christ’s stead. That gets pretty serious. It is not just getting up here and blowing off a few words and say, well come back Thursday. It is not trying to aggravate someone on our own. I am not taking this message that way. I was hoping when I walked through here that day, that somebody would see that the second day is over. Then when you step over here, I was hoping it would show them something, which it did. They apologized, but then they went right back. So the blood is upon their hands, not mine. I did not have any wrong motive in mind. I was not mad. I did not take the message that morning as something of a mad nature. Nevertheless:  there were some angry preachers that preached that week. I let them go ahead, but I said, you will never do it again. I said that, that morning: you will never do it again. I was not trying to be a smart aleck. What is a watchman? Jerusalem was a place with high walls. The lowest wall was north east because that was the highest hill. That is where the watchman stood because he could see  farther. That is what it was all about. He could see into the distance miles away when an army was approaching. He is talking about giving warning, but he is putting a spiritual emphasis upon it. God has set His ministry on top of the wall for warning only, not for their benefit, it is for the benefit of the people. Then he would sound the message. They say Jerusalem was built with houses flat. Jesus spoke about warning people from the house top. They could run, it was so close and compact, that they could run from one house to another. They would get to a street and send the message across the street to another one. The whole city was covered that way. We are not the first to have internet, or wireless. This was the way they got the warning. This woke up the soldiers. It was because of the voice and I am not talking about one voice. It was because of the voice of the watchmen. Don’t ever say, oh he is just too hard. A message that may seem hard to me,  is something to soften me: to get me to where I can hear. Sometimes it may hit where I am living. That is not to destroy. If something is preached and is something that has hit me, you are not going to see my head down. Lift it up, straighten your shoulders, put your head up and say, devil, you are not going to discourage me. He is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Is he going to devour you? Is he going to devour me? The Bible tells us to watch and wait. We are seeing things we have never seen before. Every one that is supposed to be in the Bride will be there: but you must always press forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. God is not responsible otherwise. He saw our names written down before the world ever came into existence. I heard a preacher last night: that was preaching six day creation. He said God made the world of old. He made it with canyons and all this. God is not a failure. Right in the heart of the earth tonight, it burns. Every once in awhile, you will see it spew up. Look at Old Faithful. They claim that ninety percent of the inner earth is fire. Hell is not eternal. Hell is in the heart of the earth, but God has a way of keeping those that go there: burning, without burning up. They will be destroyed one day, and their spirit will go back to God, that gave it, because God gave life to mankind. He made him a living soul. Some may be soulish, but that is still a part of God. It does not mean they are serving God: They will never serve God. As for Sodom and Gomorrah, what does it say they will burn with? Fire and brimstone. Where does it come from? It came out of the heart of the earth to Sodom. Let us read that 6th verse again. “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet.” It was that big horn they had, the shofar, they would blow that. They would get up on the wall and blow it. They did not just blow it all the time. They blew it when there was danger. We are living in a dangerous hour, and we have  warning, warning, warning, red light is flashing, a warning red light. Jesus said to the Pharisees and Sadducees, you can predict when there is going to be foul weather, or fair weather, but you do not know the time you are living in. Last night; before I went to bed I had the weather report on. They said about three o’clock, but they missed it, it was five o’clock. I heard drops of rain falling. They missed it, but we still got it: just not  on their time where I was. Somewhere out there it was on time. They predict  these natural things, but try to preach the gospel to them, and you hear: oh you are crazy, you are a religious nut. Bro. Branham said it takes a nut to hold things together. We will just be nuts for the glory of God. If it was not for the Church of Jesus Christ: this thing would have been over. He said, ye are the salt of the earth. “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the Word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” I wanted to read that again, because it was the Word from Him. “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” That is a two fold thing there. That makes it hard sometimes, but you have to deliver yourself, your aim is to deliver others also. Some spirits are hard to break. Attitudes, we have to let loose of the past. If I see that I am wrong, then I must let loose of that and ask God to forgive me and never let me enter into that room anymore. There is that song, there is a place in my heart that I never go. He needs to walk inside us and empty out every room. “Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; (When Jesus spoke to the people of Capernaum, O thou Capernaum, Capernaum, if Sodom and Gomorrah had had the things done in them that have been done in you, they would no doubt have remained unto this day. How could He say that? To reject the Word of God is worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. To know it and walk away from it. You don’t just say, oh I made a mistake. There is no mistake in the Word of God. God makes no mistakes. Rise, shine, for thy light has come. What are the economists saying? They say that in a few months we could be like Greece. I never have said September is going to end it all, but wait, by the end of the jubilee year, which will be 2016. By the end of that jubilee year you are going to see something, I believe Israel is going to get her land back. That is not a prediction, it is a belief of mine. They said they were getting ready for a treaty with Iran. Now they say it could be tomorrow, a treaty with Iran. Netanyahu is afraid, Israel is afraid, because they do not understand the scripture. They are going to get their land back. It is not going to happen right now, that Iran is going to be done away with. Ezekiel 38 and 39, it is going to be gone. Muslimism is going to be gone. First it is going to get its lick from Israel. Israel is not going to go under. They can threaten all they want to. Israel is not going under. Another thing, God’s people are not going under, we are going up.)but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” God pleaded with Israel. God’s Spirit is pleading with us tonight, come a little closer. What am I saying? I am saying He wants to dwell in our midst. He wants us to wade out in the water, according to Bro. David North’s dream, the further back it went the more waves that came. God is not just on this platform, He is in these pews. What you say this morning is nothing to what God’s water is. Now I want to go back to Genesis, 4th chapter  God had talked to Cain for the last time. He talked to him when he did not really have a chance: because he was evil. He was serpent seed. You can’t preach to this world. It is serpent seed. As we preached: they are soulish, the world is soulish. Just a little dab will do: just a little bit of religion will do: just go to church on Sunday morning or Saturday night, whichever is convenient. They go there and watch the hippies play their music. I say Hippies, or whatever they are: they never did grow up, never did get a haircut. I noticed the other day; when they were taking the ten commandments down: it was three or four atheists families that got that taken down. They wanted to put a goat up in its place. It had a goatee. That looked like some of the people on the street: if you take the horns off. That came from the devil. The Bible says, in Leviticus, I think it is, don’t even put marks upon your body. When Jezebel saw Jehu coming, she painted her face. They threw her out the window. All that was left was the palms of her hands. Let us glorify God, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. 16th verse, “And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, (What an awful sight. He turned his back and went out from the presence of God. We cannot have the world and God both at the same time. We have to settle in on one or the other.) and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.” Which is Iran, so no wonder there is so many problems there, it has always been a problem. He crossed the river Euphrates and went into Iran. There he dwelt until the 6th chapter of Genesis. “And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: (Look how these names are so close to the names of Adam’s line. As you go down the line, they are just so close to the real.) and he builded a city, (Adam’s line was not building cities. God never told them to build cities.) and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: (See? All these names are so close. It could have been Methodist, it could have been Baptist, it could have been Pentecostal, any of those names. They are all going to wind up in Revelation 13. They are already working on it, instead of a card, they are working on face recognition. MasterCard is working on that, facial recognition. How close are they getting. We have always thought it is going to be something placed there in your hand. What about just placing your hand over something. This is all happening in the end time. We are here. If Bro. Svein turned around and looked at me when he was talking about the pope, he said, we are here. We are here tonight. I say that with emphasis. I feel inspired to say it with emphasis, we are here.) and Irad begat Mehujael; (How close?) and Jehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael began Lamech.” The devil copies. Here they are dwelling over here, and they are naming them nearly the same thing as Adam’s sons. Jesus said: in the last days it will be so close that it will fool the very elect, if  possible. There are some people you can always count on. It is not who is the loudest. As the old saying goes, sometimes you grease the axle that makes the most noise. It is not that you do not pay attention to the rest of them, but the wheel that makes the most noise, you know the rest are holding up something. They do not require that much attention. “And Lamech took unto him two wives: (polygamy started) the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.” The name of Noah’s wife was not mentioned, neither any of the rest of them, because they were called by their husband’s name. See? This is separation. It was not a family name: it was not a family. They were just living together. It says his wife, I know that. “And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.” That was the beginning of rock and roll, Elvis, and the Beatles. I remember Bro. Branham saying don’t name your children Elvis. Then when the Beatles came along, he said they have women’s bangs. They just made millions and hundred of millions of dollars off of what I call: their stupid music. I never did listen to them, I was not interested in them. Elvis would go and play for people, and they would call him the king. He disputed that one time, but they would call him the king. Then he would go back at night and sing religious songs, after sweating in front of an audience and giving his handkerchief to some poor ignorant girl. It was no more than the sweat off a donkey. Bro. Branham said he sold his birthright just like Esau did, for a mess of pottage. He yearned for God, he wanted God, but God left him. Rex Humbard liked him; he  preached his funeral. That is when they rejected the message. They rejected what Bro. Branham brought, which was truth. He was a true prophet, and now you have prophets all over television. None of them agree, but they are regarded as prophets. Look at Jeremiah. Look at Ezekiel; see if they don’t agree. See if Jesus does not quote from them. He even called himself the Son of man, which was prophecy. But He was much more than that. “And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” Pleading for mercy. He had no source to go to. Every one of these I read to you had no source to go to because they were serpent seed. That is the difference in Adam’s line. I wonder why it stopped there at the seventh generation? I wonder why. Enoch was the seventh from Adam, that is where the mixture comes in. Wonder why he did not go on? There was no on, it was mixed from there on. Do you understand? You had a mixture of the sons of God and the daughters of men. You foolish preachers out here: saying that angels pressed themselves into the form of men and that were the sons of God; that went in unto the daughters of men. (spiritual ignorance)That was not the sons of God. The fallen angels were not sons of God, they had done fallen from that state. You who stand for that are spiritually ignorant preachers. That is what is wrong with you. When you read Matthew or Luke, and go back to the beginning, it says Seth was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. That would make his son a son. I love God brothers and sisters: Praise His holy name tonight! He is worthy of all praise and worship! I feel His wonderful Spirit right now!

                                      GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

    I have a subject in mind today, it is the same title but a part of it is going to be a little strange to you. It says, let one speak and the others judge, so you judge what I am going to say this morning.  Just be sure you do not throw it out; give thought to it. The Lord is good. I was reading this week, in Leviticus, it is just one verse, it is not a part of my message. I read Leviticus the 19th chapter, and the 28th verse, where it says you are not to put any marks upon your body, or any cuttings. All these preachers want to have short sleeved shirts on and show all their tattoos, they are completely out of the will of God. If you happen to think some tattoo looks good, wear it somewhere else. People cannot help it if they had a little tattoo before they came here; I am not talking about that, but keep it covered up. I don’t want anything  like that showing up around Faith Assembly. If it is something you have done in the past, just keep it covered up. Cuttings would be these little cuts they make in their ears to put ear rings in. These things are part of the Law, but they never did stop. I know little children see these things, and sometimes do not want to be left out, but I say to little children: forget about all of that. All of that is against the Word of God. Some that might hear this some place else , could say, you people are very strict. No, we are just scriptural. If that seems strict to people in this hour of time, so be it. I am not apologizing for the Word of God, because it is truth. We want to leave God’s Word as it is;  not trying to go over it or around it to be able to make something we want to do, right, because it is not right. The Bible is very clear on things. It even speaks  about us being in the world, but not of the world. That goes for many things we must submit to in this life. I am not going to get into all of such as that this morning, but I think you understand what I mean. These things are just something that is against the Word of God, and our washing by the water of the Word of God will get rid of all of it. What I am going to say this morning is something that has been on my mind for some time. I was riding this week with Bro. Steve: we were going somewhere to eat. We talked about this, I will not be going into all we talked about, but I think it is time that people realize we are at the end, and we are not going to be able to repeat everything over and over again and again to get people to listen. There are some things going on in the spirit world: God’s dominion is shaping up to where we know we are getting very close to the end of grace to Gentiles. I would like to say, I will dwell more on that tonight, but it is shaping our lives up and making ourselves examples. An example is part of the fruits of the spirit. That is exampleship, and you do not build that overnight.   God is giving people an opportunity to build on their relationship with Him in this hour of time, and get rid of all the foolishness that would be in our lives; and let God work in us and through us to His glory. I feel, that in this hour we have something to offer, that the denominational church world does  not. We have something to offer; that prophecy preachers do not have, because they just fall into a ditch and keep going. I remember when I was a boy, we lived on a gravel road. They graded and kept it up very well; it was not gravel: it was creek rock. If you got off on the side road, you had a hard time being able to go anywhere. I remember years ago; going down to my mother-in-law’s.  We went in pretty good, but when we were coming out that night, the car drug: because it had froze and thawed. The bottom of the car drug. I remember when things like that made it hard to travel. If you got into a ditch, you did not get  out of it without some help from someone. That was a way of life down in Kentucky, and the only difference between Kentucky and Indiana is a river. Down inside we are the same. I appreciate the Lord and the grace He has given us. We get our mind in a certain way, then to change our mind is sometimes  very difficult. It is really concerning: the two prophets here in this end time. As we look at the scripture; the Word of God, we know Revelation 11 is their message. Really: it is their prophecy; they did not come on the scene to preach. It says they came to prophesy. It also says something about their testimony. In order to get to their testimony you have to go back to their very beginning and look to see where they came from. As I said, there are certain things I will not  say today, because some of it is speculation. It is a belief in my heart. I want you to know that. I feel I am able to say that, knowing that Brother Branham did not always prophesy. When he said he felt it would end in 1977: he said more or less on that nature, but it was not a prophecy. He felt the way time was going, that it would end in 1977. I can see that: where he was at that time, but he also said in 1962, that it could be another generation. We are living at the end of that other generation. Of course I did not think so when I first heard it. I did not think that, but it turned out to be. What I am on this morning, is going to be different than what I will be on tonight, but I may go back to this the next service. We will see how far we go this morning. It is going to deal with Revelation 10:11 also. We have thought many times, that this was concerning part of the five fold ministry, but maybe it is not. We will get into that. Maybe it is not. If it is not, then it is not. We are going to look into this though. I want to look at the beginning of the ministry of Moses and the beginning of the ministry of Elijah. There are five times that the Elijah spirit comes on the scene. Elijah, Elisha, John the Baptist, William Branham, and then the man that is to be Elijah in the last days. Really; their ministry starts all of a sudden; every one of them. Maybe I should not say this, because it does not make me anything, but before Bro. Jackson left us, people would say I was just Bro. Jackson’s water boy. It really did not matter with me; what people thought or what they said, but after God began to reveal things to me as He did; I then  became something else. To a lot of people: I was just preaching lies. That has been said, just lies. Revelations that God has given to me: To them they are just lies. I have a tape to prove it, but I am not going to play it, because I do not want to give the fellow anything to go on. He said some awful things about Bro. Bud and myself, and awful things about the Jackson family, and also about the church: terrible things. You go ahead, go right on down the road with it, I am not going to give you anything to build you up. If I even called your name, then that would build you up. Forget about it. I don’t care. As far as that is concerned, if it was not so foolish, I could laugh about my part because the things that were said were just lies. I will not say any more. I will have to say that God has showed me some things, but I am not building myself up on that. You everyone know that. It is just God: it is not me. God knows what He is doing, I do not always know what He is doing, but He knows what He is doing, and how to get it done. The only thing I know: is what He shows me. That is the only thing my brothers know; is what God shows them. The message that Bro. Kevin preached Thursday night; I don’t know if everybody liked it or not. The thing about it is, what I preach,  may not be liked by everyone that hears it. I am not preaching against Bro. Kevin: That has nothing to do with it, but you everyone know the Word of God is straight. Strait is the gate, narrow is the way that leads to life;  and there will be few that find it, Because broad is the way that leads to destruction. There will be many that will go in there at. As I look at this, there have been many people that have gone to Revelation 10:7, and Luke 17:30, as well as Malachi 4:5-6, and many of them settled right there, and have never  gone any farther: They settled right there. They have not wanted to go anywhere else. They have listened to tapes, but they never got the message, because there were things preached; that were beyond human understanding. It is the spirit of God that is in us; that will give proper understanding. Let me say this; I feel checked on this Bro. Kevin, because nobody said anything about your sermon Thursday. I was just making a point there. Here we are at this time in life, and I feel very strongly about this: that not everybody is  getting it. It bothers me, because you have never been in this position before. The 19th chapter of Revelation says, the Bride hath made herself ready. Herself. People still have certain feelings that causes them to let thoughts bother them: I wonder how some may feel about me. Forget that! go forth and get over those feelings! We need to get over some things we dwell on, and get our thoughts upon living for Him! We must get our heart’s right. If there is any importance in me, if there is any importance in my ministry, it is because of Him, and not because of me. I never thought that I would ever be doing this. It was not a thought in my heart. These preachers that left, said Bro. Bud and me were just waiting for the time he would leave this pulpit to us. What makes them want to lie, and say such things? I was not looking for anything beyond what I was doing: I was enjoying sitting here, and listening to the Word of God that he was preaching, and me preaching every other Thursday. I have really come to realize the importance of the Word of God. Let us go to Malachi 4:5-6, and pay attention to what it says. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” There are two parts of that, before the great, which happened in John the Baptist’s ministry; before Jesus had His introduction. That was the greatest day that has ever been, when the Lord Jesus appeared on earth, and then, when He gave His life for lost mankind; because He became the propitiation for our sins, so that we could be forgiven. He said except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. That is acceptance of His body as a sacrifice, and His blood as the redemption , to deliver us from our sinful past. Then the dreadful day;; is the day that we are now living in. God sent a prophet to this age. He baptized in the Ohio river; at the end of Spring Street, in Jeffersonville, in1933. I knew some of the people: after I moved up here, that were there at that time.  Five thousand people stood on the banks; while some 150 were baptized. When he baptized the 17th person there was a light that came down and a voice that said, he shall carry a message before my coming. He got criticized by some for preaching serpent seed. They said it was of the devil. You that said that: stepped over the bounds, and now most of you are facing it, because most of you are dead. Then he preached the Church ages: which they also criticized. He preached on the seals and that was criticized. Now:  they are preaching the seals: that they are going on right now. Most all the seals are already gone. We are still living in the fourth and it will run until the end of the age. The fifth one is already gone. The bride is not waiting on the sixth one, the world is, but we are waiting on the seventh one. The seventh one is for the true Church of the Living God: the Bride. “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, (The fathers, which would be the Old Testament prophets. He will turn it to the children, which were the apostles. The same God that spoke through Moses; is the  God that speaks through the apostles.) and the heart of the children to their fathers, (which is today, going back to the Pentecostal fathers. If they said it, put a dot on it, that ends the subject. They were persecuted for the Word of God.) lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” The curse is now effective. what do you think about these floods? They are saying there has never been so much rain in July. The whole area here is water logged. I want to get Elijah first. Go back to 1st Kings 17:1. “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, (That was up here (map) above Jerusalem; which connected with Samaria, which was the tribe of Manasseh, which is this side of the Jordan River, where the country of Jordan is today. You look over from the point where we were, which was Masada. You look across the Dead Sea and see Jordan. So he was from those northern tribes. What do you read about him? Where is the story about Elijah? This is the first time you see him, right here, Elijah the Tishbite. What a message he carried!) said unto Ahab, (He did not care. Here is somebody that he thought could put him to death. But what happened later on; opened some eyes; when he went out so many men were to take Elijah. He called for fire to come out of heaven. A big lightning bolt came down and took out fifty of them. So he sent out another fifty. Another lightning bolt. By the time the third fifty came, they began to beg and plead, because the man recognized God.) As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” He had heard from God. God is not going to remove it. God had already given him a message. Where do you read about Elijah? There is no reading about him, he just appears. This is the pattern that goes from there to Elisha. Elisha carried water for Elijah. It did not make me anything, I was just glad to carry  water for Brother Jackson, I did not care what people thought about it. I do not care what the critics think about my ministry. I am not called of God to please them. I have never promoted myself. I have never said: I am this or that. I am just glad to be your pastor. For somebody to say; as has been said, that Bro. Bud promoted me. When did that happen? I don’t have any letter or anything to show. I can still carry water when I need to. Elijah, in that spirit of Elisha, disappears; it goes with him. Elijah said go back. What is he doing? There are four, five or six yoke of oxen that he is out in the field plowing with, Elijah comes along and throws his mantle on him and said, follow me. Where is his ministry? Where has he been? Has he been healing sick? Has he been calling fire out of heaven? No, he just appears. He begins to follow Elijah. Then you go on into the New Testament, Matthew 3. “In those days came John the Baptist, (Where had he been? I have a reason for saying these things. You do not know it yet, but I do.) preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, (He did not have a church, just out there in the desert, but he had something to say, because God anointed him. Listen to what he had to say.) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” That is Jesus’ reign, the kingdom of heaven when He was on earth. The kingdom of heaven, which is in you. He did not have any promotion. He did not have Wall Street to back him. Many of these preachers out here today; like to preach about him. The Baptist preachers  used to say the First Baptist church was established 33 A.D. That could not have been John the Baptist: He had been dead for two or three years. Somebody made a mistake, about being  established by John the Baptist. I was from the Methodist, and they did not even have that much. They did at one time, but they lost it. Now they are burning their candles; just like the Catholic’s do. Pretty soon they will have those little things making smoke. It will choke you. What they have to say will also choke you to death. Repent ye, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. “For this is He that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, (He placed himself right in the Word where he belonged. I am trying to get us to place ourselves in Revelation 19; where we belong.) saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan.” I wonder who promoted him? What convention brought it about? Who footed the bill? It did not take much, because he was getting his locusts and wild honey. He sure did not get support from Jerusalem. “And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, (It sure was not Joel Olsteen, or John Haggee, Kenneth Copeland, or Creflo Dollar. That man has dollar signs by his name. It took fifty five or sixty million to get himself an airplane. I wonder how John; the Baptist  drew all those people? He did not have a public address system. He did not have anything at all like that, but the people came to him. According to what was said in 2008, our place should have been closed. Look at them. Look at the convention. It is on the internet, go look and see true saints that love God. O generation of vipers…) who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Right here in this, the second day, from there on you are in the third day. After two days: You are in the third day.  In the third day; Israel is to be restored. It does not say, at the beginning, it says in the third day. Some of you saw that. Some others also saw it, but would not admit that they did.  Now you that rejected it are afraid to mention it: because you have talked so much against it. Your congregation would put you out; if you did. John said unto that bunch, o generation of vipers, (serpent seed). I am repeating what John said. Who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? They came to pick, to gouge, to persecute, but John kept right on preaching. “Bring forth therefore fruit; meet (or proper attitude) to show repentance.) for repentance.” He is not saying bring meat, he is saying bring something in your life, to show that you have repented. “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” That is John’s background: John the Baptist. What a message! The axe is laid to the root of the tree. He is speaking of Israel; I am speaking of this, our nation. Today the axe is laid to the root of the tree. You cut the root, you have cut the life. Thirty seven years after Jesus is crucified, Jerusalem is laying in ruins; because the message was the axe is laid to the root of the tree. Obama! You might say, why do you mention him so much? It is because he and those who are with him: are taking our nation down, down to hell. When you get rid of everything pertaining to God in every place: the schools, and almost every other place, and the  Senate and Congress does not have enough gumption to stand against it; our nation is heading in that direction. When was it that those Marines were killed? What day was it? He called the Middle East, to congratulate them on the day that Ramadan ended, the day this happened. The last one died yesterday. The fifth one had three little children, six years and under. The nation should be on their knees: crying out to God, please forgive us, we have sinned. That is where the nation should be today. But this is just another bump in the road. They cannot even call it what it is. They cannot mention the terrorism. It was terrorists, it was not a lone wolf doing all of that. It was the devil with a bunch of imps following. This is not the end of it. This is the beginning of it. This has opened the door to hell. Maybe you think I should not say words like that. You know I am not cursing, I am just saying what is going on in this nation. It is washing away, so many inches of water in Phoenix: It is just washing away. Oh Brother Allen; it is just monsoon season. What about a monsoon year? I did not know we had monsoon. William Branham came with a message: Where is his introduction? I am trying to get at something. Who introduced him? God did! He went to Missouri, and God healed a little girl there, and six weeks from that time he had invitations, even into Canada. I am trying to say; the Elijah that will go to Israel will be unknown. He will not be known. He will be from Israel, with a message that is going to astound the people. Moses is a different story. Moses was brought up in all the learning of Egypt, brought up at Pharaoh’s footstool. He no doubt played around that place, saw the pyramids, became a well liked young boy. He did not even come out, he went when he killed the Egyptian, he was well known. Pharaoh said, I will get him. He flees to Midian. Here is Goshen (map). He flees a couple hundred miles, over into Midian, which is just north of Dedan. Do you know who Midian and Dedan are? They were Abraham’s children from Keturah. So where he goes; there was a priest there. It was not a belief of Abraham. The man has to be religious. He goes there and marries into the Gentile world. He has two sons. But one day he was on the back side of the desert, wound up in this area, which is Mt. Horeb; or Sinai. God meets him there. As God meets him there, He said: Moses! Moses turned to look, something was going on. Something is going on in here this morning, if you have time to look. He went to look. God said, Moses, pull off your shoes:  you are standing on holy ground. Later, God is going to visit that place, and He does not even want an animal on there. That is where God’s Law is coming from. Let us go to Exodus 3, Moses was minding his own business . “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire; out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses: And he said, Here am I. And He said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon that standest is holy ground.” My, we are here. As Bro. Svein said, we are here. What are we waiting on? Get dressed, put off all those old things.  Put off those shoes that are causing you to error, put on some holy shoes. God is getting ready to do something for His Children. He is getting ready to do something in Faith Assembly. Are we ready for it? My ways nor your ways are not going to hinder Him. He is going to get it done. You brothers and sisters listening from wherever you are: God is going to work in you the same way He is working here. I was thinking this week; about the sickness of Sis. Anita. Sister! I think about you suffering. One of these days: someone is going to look right through that screen and say: Sister! you are healed! It could be today. My sister does not deserve that. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. The God of heaven is with His children. I am speaking through inspiration. God is here! Moses put off those old shoes: those old excuses. “Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.” That was a manifestation of God in that bush. That is what he was afraid to look at, because it was God. God is a Spirit. “And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.” Moses will already be introduced to this world, if we go by scripture. Could it be that he is somewhere now, not in our midst, he will not  be a Gentile: He will be a Jew. Could it be; that he is already making some appearances  somewhere? I am going to say this: Somewhere before the Jews are introduced unto Jesus Christ, they will already have been introduced. I can see them now, talking to that Jewish nation about the Lord Jesus; what a great gathering; which includes many of the 144,000. He appears; They say, see the scars in His hand? He pulled his robe: see where I am pierced in my side? I am not trying to make a dramatic scene out of this, but I am saying that somewhere, somebody is going to hear something about this message. In closing this part. I will go into this later, not tonight. Revelation 10:11, which I have always thought of as being a Bride person, but not necessarily. That does not have to be a Bride ministry. It will be someone with the necessary influence to speak to this rotten government ; the government leaders around this world. If this be true, you are going to hear more of it in time to come

                                               GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

    Here is a prophecy given in 1979, January 14th by Bro. Jackson. See how up to date it is!
“Thou dost love to know the ways of truth, and if thou diligently hath sought the ways that I the Lord thy God hath so earnestly instructed thee therefore, I say to encourage thine heart tonight, I speak these words from above whereby thou shalt judge in thine own spirit as to the things that I shall now relate to thee, for there is upon the land today in the nation where thou dost live a great turmoil which is now beginning to arise. This turmoil shall affect many realms of society. It will cause many disturbances to come within thine own government and it shall come to pass saith the Lord; that thou shalt hear an evil thing that shall be brought forth, and many political leaders shall be at one another. It shall divide the country’s leadership and I say unto thee my people, in a nation that was once looked upon as a great nation of power; shall go down in shame and disgrace: because of the spirit of leadership that have gave themselves over to that of the adversary. My people, thou shalt see this thing and thou shalt weep within thine own spirit; because of the shame that shall fall upon thy nation and because many shall walk with their heads down, because I say unto thee my people, I have looked upon thee with a great favor. Doest thou know that I the living God doth do things even in thy day? Thou shalt see fulfilled and thou shalt be surprised when I shall speed these things; and hasten these things for they shall surely be brought to pass saith the Lord.”
( Bro. Jim gave me this, when he saw how fitting it was for this hour of time. I thought you should be allowed to hear it: It is exactly the truth. )
What I am on tonight could be another subject, but I am going to include it in this because that is what it is, getting ready for the rapture. We are in the time of getting ready. We are not there yet, and I do not say the things I have to say tonight with joy, but I say it with true sincerity. Sometimes things come to your  mind, and you feel that they do not belong in the family of God. These things, as they are talked about in the book of Jude, becomes things that are out of place. I don’t say things to exclude any one, but somebody is not listening. I want you to know that it is time to listen! I know every one gets serious when something is said like this, but we are in the final dressing stage as the Bride of Jesus Christ. That is what that chapter in Revelation 19 is dealing with: the bride that hath made herself ready, clean and white linen. Clean and white, or white and clean. That is what we want. We want something that is pure, to present before Him. If we call ourselves Bride, let us be what the Bride must be. Let our lives be where we can be an example, because we must be examples to one another: as well as others. I know it talks about shining, so one part of that is before the world, but it is also shining among ourselves. That is where I will be going with this tonight. I remember in times past, things that Bro. Jackson preached, and things that Bro. Branham preached; how at times it really motivated and built up peoples’ spirit. There were other times it was correction.. God is always on time. Continued next issue