Revelation 10, Part 2

November 2017 

Revelation 10 No. 2 

Preached September 18-22, 2016.

 

 

We have come together to worship in spirit and in truth. A lot of people claim they have the spirit, but they have no truth. If you could put spirit and truth in human form, which you cannot, they would be walking hand in hand, because the truth is the living word. I have made Revelation 10 the hub of my thought.  I want to go back to something I had started in my last message. There is more to the vision that John saw that we have not gotten into yet. John saw the endtime. He saw the Bride in the endtime. Other prophets had partially seen this picture. As time passed, the prophets saw a progression of what is going to happen here at the endtime, but they did not have the full picture, they did not see as much as John saw. Even John was taken beyond what he could understand when he was told to take the book and eat it up. When it is time to for those verses to be fulfilled, it will not be John eating the book. Whenever that book is eaten, it is eaten by two Jewish prophets, and there will have already been a period of prophecy that happened before the book was ate. There is a prophecy that has already happened before verse 11, because he is told to prophecy again. So we see there are two periods of prophecy related to verse 11, one period that came before verse 11, and one that will come after. We see that first period being fulfilled before our eyes right now, if you are getting what I mean. You are seeing that first part being fulfilled as we go in time.

 

The Message of Jonathan Cahn

 

I know different ones have prepared to go to New Jersey to visit Beth Israel, Jonathan Cahn’s church. We know Jonathan Cahn’s message is a great message we are seeing in this hour, but it is not a message that will perfect the Bride. The Bride will only be perfected by the Word of God ministered by a five-fold ministry. When this gospel returns to the Jews, then the prophets will have a complete picture, but they don’t have that complete picture yet. Those two prophets do not have a complete picture yet of what is really going to happen. Wherever these two men are, they are just doing their part in order to fulfill a ministry that God has put upon them without really knowing what their purpose is. When Bro. Steve, Sis. Elsie, and myself went to New Jersey, I wanted to talk to Jonathan Cahn. He gave me the opportunity and I told him about Revelation 10:11, but he didn’t understand it. It caught him by surprise. I did tell him he had a ministry to fulfill, I did not go into the meaning Revelation 10:11, but I did tell him he had a ministry to fulfill that is greater than what he is doing now. Some who go to Beth Israel might expect to see a crowd of people that look like the people in our congregation, but you won’t see that. You will see a mixed crowd that has worldly elements. But you see a minister that is dressed holy and preaching the truth he knows, but it is going over their heads. Bro. Branham had that type ministry. Whenever he preached everybody was looking at the miracles and not the word that was being taught. That is all they were interested in, they did not care about the message. It was proved when he preached the Seven Seals and said, “If you will receive this, this is the third pull.” They missed the message because they were only looking at the man. I want to expand on that this morning: there is more to the ministry that God has raised up in this endtime. I will get to that at a later time.

 

1963: The Lord Descended From Heaven With A Shout

 

Something happened in 1963, something that had not happened in almost two thousand years. It said the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. We have two pictures here. This first one was what was seen by the world when the scripture was fulfilled, the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. The second picture we have is of Bro Branham and the angel of the Lord that was with him. Bro Branham said that when he met the seven angels at Sabino Canyon that this angel was the main one that was speaking to him. Bro. Branham, when he prayed for the sick, he always waited for the angel of the Lord to know what to do. He knew the angel’s voice before he ever knew what the angel looked like. It was years after he had begun to hear the voice that he came to finally see what he looked like, because the angel came and met him, and the angel he met had the same voice. That meeting happened at Charlestown, Indiana. People tramped over the ground there and they tramped over the ground in Burkesville, Kentucky where he was born. They did not see anything there. They did not see anything in Charlestown. They did not see this angel at all. What they saw was a great moving of something in the spirit. But the word had to be explained to them, they did not understand what was going on. They did not get anything for themselves. They still have not got anything for themselves. It is just a picture that stopped with the man. When Bro. Branham was gone, the picture stopped for them. If that is all we have today, then we do not have what we need. We have got to go on. We have to go on. It is not about the man, it is about the spirit that motivated the man, which pushed him into a perfect setting. I can take things and prove to you that something happened in 1963. This was an indication right here (pointing to chart) of what happened. People were looking at a strange cloud. This cloud appeared as Bro. Branham was in Sabino Canyon after he was met by the seven angels and told to return to Jeffersonville to preach the seals. Bro. Branham related how this cloud was formed by the angels as they ascended to heaven after speaking with him. Many people in different states saw the cloud and it was photographed and carried in news articles and magazines. Because it received so much attention a scientific study was done using the photos taken from the different states and angles. The scientists said it was a strange cloud because it was too high for vapors to form. Clouds can only form up to about five miles high. Even Life Magazine where this picture came from said that. You don’t have any vapors at twenty six miles high to make a cloud. That is impossible. Clouds are always lower than that. Think how big this strange cloud had to be. It was twenty six miles high and thirty miles across. What I want to show you is this: at first everyone carried this picture around holding it sideways and not realizing what they were looking at, because that is the way the photo was in the magazine. But when you take this picture here and turn it on its side, you can clearly see this cloud has a certain shape. Somebody got wise enough in 1964 to turn this picture on its side. What does it look like? It looks like the face of Jesus Christ. It said the Lord himself shall descend from heaven. This was in angelic form. God did something at this time because God closed off the Gentile age as far as church history is concerned. When this happened, then the Laodicean church world was done. You see what happened right at that time. Madeline O’Hara caused there to be no more prayer in schools, an atheist woman that was inspired by Russia. She got prayer taken out of the schools. It all happened here in this time. That is what I am trying to say because things changed at this time. It was not but a few years after this that abortion was legal. It was at this time that preachers of the church world were able to see the opening of the first six seals but they rejected it. The opening of the seals was when the Lord himself shall descend with a shout happened. If the message is a shout, then you have to believe what it says, the Lord himself shall descend, not in body form. Neither is Revelation 10 in body form, but it is angelic form. So here (pointing to the chart) is what was seen and here has what happened.

 

In The Days Of The Voice of the Seventh Angel

 

There are certain people that claim to be in the Branham move that would rejoice about this message because I mentioned Bro. Branham. I was at a restaurant recently where a man recognized me. He said, “Oh, you are Bro. Allen.” He knew my name. He said, “I was there when you preached Bro. Jackson’s funeral.” He sat here in the church, about four seats back. They snuck in, him and Billy Paul and some others. They acted as though they were part of the congregation and snuck in. At the funeral, the Bro. Jackson’s family had asked that the regular congregation get seats in the church before visitors, because there were not enough seats for everyone. They snuck in the line pretending to be part of the congregation, and then some of the congregation were not able to be in the church for the funeral because they had taken their seats. I did not say anything to him about it, I just let it go. He recognized me from that. If they do not recognize your name or face as something related to Bro. Branham, then you are nothing to them. He knew me because I mentioned Bro. Branham. I do often mention him, but not to worship him. I know who he was and what his message was. God did something through him because that is Revelation 10, verse 7. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel… In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, right here it is. (pointing to the strange cloud) That is when church world stopped, that is when the Bride began to be made up because she came out of denominationalism. I am not talking about the younger ones, but you younger ones are a product of what happened then. God always knows what He is doing. You do not take him by surprise. We have the same spirit today. In the days of the voice, the voice is the message, and message is still going on. We believe the message. I remember when Bro. Jackson preached his last series of messages. His topic was the seals. I remember asking him that last time he preached on that, I said, “Are you going to go any further on that?” He said, “No, I have something else.” The next Sunday he preached Darkness Is Setting In. Those were his last two messages. We have seen what happened from that time until this. Darkness has set in for a lot of people. I remember him saying that he was talking to Sis. Jackson and said, “It makes me want to cry,” he did not explain it and he did not go over it, but it was something concerning church people, that it hurt him because he knew people were going to walk away. He had a dream about it and saw the people in the dream that were going to walk away, and they did. Some walked away before he died and others right after his death. God is not working in a corner. The message can go to whosoever will, but it does not mean that whosoever will, will come. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, not me, but to Him. That is predestination. They will come. God may have to drag some. What I mean by that is that He may put something upon somebody to make them realize He is God.

 

All these miracles on television: maybe they happen and maybe they do not? They are raising the dead, all of this and that, so they say. I said maybe it has happened, maybe it has not. If it is happening, it is not adding anything to them spiritually. No more than the healings added anything spiritual to those following Bro. Branham. The Branham move was looking for a tent meeting. Tents were out of place at the time. In 1965 tents were out of place, those days had passed. People had began gathering in stadiums by that time, but the people were looking for a tent. They looked at the story Bro. Branham told about squirrel hunting and interpreted it to mean there would be even greater healing miracles. They saw limbs being restored to people, arms, legs, eyeballs, a little bit of everything, they saw them coming on people. This is what they thought the third pull was. I remember the message Bro Branham preached and said, “If you will receive it, this is the third pull.” The third pull was greater than healing miracles. It was closing a door to something and opening a door to something else. The Bride went through that open door. What happened? She began to sup with him. Like it says in Revelation 3:20, he stands at the door and knocks. He is outside the church world, not even allowed in. What is he knocking for? To get those who are willing to come. Revelation 18:4 says Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. The Bride came out. In 1963 and 1964, along in that time, what happened? You have that Pentecostal move going on. Up at Notre Dame, a Catholic college to the core, what happened? They began to speak in tongues and the spirit began to fall on them. I wondered about that myself. It all started in Canada. There nuns were speaking in tongues. That is a false move. Bro. Branham said he went to India and saw some of those Indian witch doctors. He said he saw them speak in tongues and their pencils rose up and wrote on paper with no one holding them. To them it was a great miracle, but the devil has great power. He works side by side with the spirit of God. He does not work with God’s spirit, but he competes with it. It is a false move. It has always been there, ever since man was upon this earth. The devil, what did he do in the beginning? He seduced Eve. It was the serpent, but it was the devil behind the serpent. They said that Bro. Branham said the devil had relationship with Eve. He did not say that, he said the serpent was an upright being like a Neanderthal or the missing link. In 1968 they said that the serpent seed doctrine was of the devil. They better watch what they say. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, Bro. Branham was not going to carry that voice out to the end. Someone else was going to take the voice and go forward. The eagle still flies. The voice of the seventh angel goes on. This is the spirit, this is the time of the eagle, the fourth beast. Because there had to be an antidote to that fourth horse rider. The beasts and the horse riders go hand in hand in that way. Each beast is an antidote to combat the horse rider of the same period. What happened? The fourth angel introduces the fourth seal. What does all this point to? The mystery of God being finished. I am not going to get into that this morning, but we know what that is. The mystery of God is the calling of the Gentiles unto the truth. And this points to the finishing of it. I will wait until later to explain that, Lord willing.

 

The Day When the Son of Man is Revealed

 

This is an unusual verse, in Luke 17:30. Jesus has talked about the days of Noah, and about the days of Sodom.  And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. You brothers and sisters from other countries, you see it on the news. It is carried everywhere on CNN, Fox, BBC, and other broadcasts you are able to get. You see what is happening in America. It is ornery: a lowdown bunch of trash. Politicians push the gay agenda so that anything goes. It is devilish. You have opened the door that now young people in America are taking drugs and they are having to take them to hospitals and give them an antidote of another drug. In America this morning, city streets have become killing zones. Yesterday in New York City, there was a pipe bomb in a garbage can near where soldiers were to be marching. For some reason the march was delayed. It was set to go off at nine o’clock yesterday morning. Because of the delay, it went off before they got there. Twelve hours later, at nine o’clock last night, there was a second bomb near a dumpster. It was set out there in a tool box. It went off and twenty nine people were injured. It was so strong they heard it a long way off. They were trying to cause death. One woman was walking with her arm injured so bad it had something sticking out of it. That is what happens whenever sin reigns, whenever politicians allow this. If someone criticizes it, the politicians say we are not supposed to do that until we determine what it is. A man with a meat cleaver was slashing at people. Policemen today are paying a high price just because they have a police helmet on. Now it is going on all over America, they are kneeling down instead of honoring the flag. I am not talking about other lands, I do not know what is going on there. I know there is a lot that is going on in Europe. But I am talking about a land that was able to hear a message because it was spread throughout all the United States, Canada, and then around the world. Healings took place with important people. A queen in South Africa had fifty thousand people with her, she was healed. Those natives did not wear anything on top. The next night, without anybody telling them, they came in with blankets on. When the Holy Ghost speaks, it is time to listen. A minister should not even have to harp on these things. A beautiful female body? A gorgeous hunk of a man? That does not impress God.

Luke 17:30 said even thus shall it be. He saw the time, he saw what would be going on. Violence filled the earth in the days of Noah, but they kept eating and drinking. Homosexuality went on in Sodom and Gomorrah. They kept eating and drinking as though nothing had happened. It just became a common thing: violence and immorality. Today preachers build big monstrous buildings, they are now saying the gay lifestyle is not that bad. Any preacher that says that is a vulgar man, you should get out of the pulpit. That would be the best thing for you to do. Even thus shall it be in the day (that time period) when the Son of man is revealed. What does it mean when it says “the Son of man is revealed?” It is the message. Because through the message we come to know who Jesus Christ is. He is being revealed through the message. We know He is not God. We know He is the Son of God. Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Bro. Branham was not the Son of Man who was revealed. This is not talking about him, its talking about his message. He was not the message. He had the revelation of the message, and the revelation has not stopped. The message is still going on. I said and I will say it again: the greatest thing that has happened since the day of Pentecost, is what happened in 1963. The event in 1963 was the greatest of it all, because that opened up something. That opened up something for the Bride. Because it was the same time Revelation 18:3 happened, come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. Something happened in 1963. That was a mark. A mark of time when God brought about a picture of where we are at in time. In 1963 I did not even know what a homosexual was. I had never heard of it. We are living in a dangerous time. People do not even know what their gender is. They know what drugs are. Girls that go to college in America, one fourth of them can expect to be raped. That is in the ivy league colleges as well as the rest of them. The American colleges originally were started as Christian schools. Look at their condition today. That is proof: if you open your doors to sin, then you are going to eat it. God will fill your plate to the top. You cannot escape it. It is here. Policemen yesterday in Charlotte North Carolina were shot to death. A man got out of a car and was told to put his gun down. He got back in the car and got out again. It was a black police chief on the news telling what happened. He said “Do not listen to what the media is saying about these events. The gunman was told to put down his gun. He would not. Another black police officer shot him. He died on the way to the hospital.” They began to pillage and burn in the streets because the news media will not tell the truth. They held back and would not tell the truth, but that police chief told it. He said he watched it from a helicopter. He said, “You are not telling the story right.” Sixteen police officers were injured in the riots. Police cars were torn up, beat up. Things burned in the streets. We are at the end. The Bride of Jesus Christ is living this thing out. Right now there are laws in effect. Our internet broadcast is not just being watched by Christian people, we are being watched by the F.B.I., Homeland Security, because they do not like us. I am not trying to incite anything, but we have to be watchful for what we say concerning truth. I will say, you can have it. I would rather close this place than to compromise. We will find our way somehow. Let me tell you right now there are people that love God and there are people that love truth, and there are people that will not compromise because we are getting ready to leave. We are living in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, and we are living in the day when the Son of Man is being revealed. It is about over. It is happening all over. There is no place you can go on this earth and find rest for your soul. The only place you can find rest is in living for Jesus Christ and living in the heavenly places of Christ Jesus. We are here at the endtime. There is nothing going to stop it. You do not have enough steam rollers, enough tanks, nothing. You cannot blow us away because there will be people alive and that will remain. Those that are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall be caught up with those that are gone on before. Are you ready? Do you want it?

 

The Two Prophets Receive A Message For Israel

 

I have some more scriptures. Let me go to Ezekiel 2 verse 9, And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; (Compare this to Revelation 10. See the progression from a hand to a whole body? Ezekiel only seen a hand, but John saw the whole body. The hand has something in it, a scroll. It is the same hand John took the scroll from. We know something is connected to the hand, but Ezekiel did not see that part. The prophets are not going to know the whole picture. It shows that the New Testament ministry will know more than what the Old Testament prophets knew. The prophets did not know the full picture of grace. Abraham found grace, Noah also found grace, but they did not know what it was. What was it? It was not perfection as we know it. When Abraham found grace it was not perfection. It was a long way different than what they had. and, lo, a roll of a book was therein. (He just seen the hand with a scroll in it.) And he spread it before me; (What is the scroll about? It concerns the Jews. After the opening of the seventh seal the picture goes right on into the Jewish people. I thought all along that Bride people were going to be the ones to eat the book. But no. It is for the Jews, because the scroll is never closed after it is opened. There is one seal still holding it closed today. We know the message of the first six seals, what is on the back side, up to the seventh seal. God has already given us insight into their understanding. When it is opened, when it is beginning to be opened, it is all to the Bride. But after it is open, it goes to the Jews. Do you see the closeness of these two events? In Revelation 8:1 the seventh seal is opened. What is the next verse, Revelation 8:2? What is that verse about? Seven trumpets: the message of the two prophets. The calling out of the Jewish people, the calling of those 144,000 Jewish men of Revelation 7, and also the calling that woman of Revelation 12. The calling out of those people begins with Revelation 8:2, with the trumpets. But before the trumpets go into full focus, what happens? Verses 3, 4, and 5 happen: the Bride is still in the picture. It is the censer with the prayers of the saints. What is the last thing that happens in those verses concerning the Bride? Thunders, voices, lightening, and an earthquake. If it is a normal earthquake, why would he put it in there? Because the prayers of the saints are now ascending. That censer from the throne of God is bringing them up with smoke of the incense. And then in verse 6 things are over for the Bride, and the picture returns fully to the Jews. So we can see here how the last days for the Bride on Earth overlap and intertwine with the first days of the Jews being called to the gospel.

 

He spread it before me. You see, this is not Ezekiel at all who will be in the fulfillment of this, just like John is not in the fulfillment of Revelation 10. Ezekiel is having a vision of future things. He sees the picture, but he does not get the message. In its actual fulfillment, God will spread this scroll before those two prophets as they come on the scene.) and it was written within and without: (See? The whole contents of the scroll is open when that time comes. What we have looked at now in part will become a full picture when that time comes because Jesus Christ is not keeping anything from His Bride. Before the wedding everything is open. Jesus Christ will no longer be standing at the door knocking. Why? Anybody that opens the door, I will come unto him and sup with him, and he with me. That is what we are doing now. We better be. I see a people that has been called out, that is being perfected. We are getting ready to go.) and there was written therein lamentations, (Therein, on the inside. Do you think whenever the Bride is getting ready to leave here, she is going to be lamenting? The scroll is not going to be opened and then His wife is lamenting. A child of God, when they get married will not be mourning.) mourning, and woe. (Is that a picture of the Bride this morning? This lets us see this part affects the Jews, not the bride. The contents of this scroll will not cause the Bride to lament and mourn. The contents of this scroll will make us rejoice. Next we will see this part is to Israel, not the bride. Then it goes into Chapter 3.) Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. Speak to Israel. He is not being sent to speak to the Gentiles. The Bride is leaving, the Gentile grace age is over. We see what will be spoken to Israel in Revelation 11. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. Now listen to what happens. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly (thy inner being) to eat, (What is he eating? Lamentations, mourning, and woe. This is because of the message in the scroll and because of the message of the first six seals. Jesus, on His way to the cross saidDaughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.” He could see that little boy and that little girl and that little baby, thirty five years later, in 68 AD. He could see the child grown up and going through a miserable condition for three years of time, until finally in 70 A.D. they end up eating their own children. The slaughter was so great. Jesus had warned them saying, “When you see Jerusalem compassed about with armies, flee, get out, do not even take your stuff with you.” This is similar to the lamentation and mourning and woe that will be in this scroll.) and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. This is just like Revelation 10:10, it is the same scroll and it causes the same effect on the men who ate it. Let us now connect this to Revelation 11, because this is the same scroll that was ate by John in Revelation 10. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. The temple is there on Mount Zion at this point. It has already been built. This angel speaking in Revelation 11 is the same angel that was speaking in Revelation 10 because it does not introduce another angel. When the Bible was written, it was not written in chapters and verses, or numbered.  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Revelation 11:2 happens during the time of the trumpets. So let us go read Revelation 8:2. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. (Now verse 3 goes back to the bride.) And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; (Here you are, saints of God, here you are. Here is what your prayers are presenting. I see a dedication in your lives.) and there was given unto him much incense, (much incense) that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. All, not just a few. Everybody is beautiful in the eyes of the Lord. He is not looking at skin. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. Think of that, your prayers, God is interceding. This is all coming up before Him. Why? We are getting ready to receive something. Why? Revelation 19:7, it says His wife, we are not a Bride anymore. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, (Sure, voices. Maybe I could speculate a little on that, it could be the voices of seven thunders. I am speculating at that.) and thunderings, (Maybe that is right? Thunderings. Could that be seven thunderings? And what? Voices, thunderings,) lightnings, and an earthquake. One of these days there is going to be an earthquake, the graves are going to open. The saints are going to be raised. Then you will see your loved ones that are the Bride of Christ. Not in spirit form, but body form. I will have a new body, praise the Lord, I will have a new life. Glory! Glory! See? These verses match verse 6 and 7 of Revelation 10. And the next verse, Revelation 8:6, matches back with Revelation chapter 11. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. Prepared themselves to sound, not all of them at one time. They will sound one at a time. Do not tell me that we will not know who those prophets are. We see clearly the bride and the two prophets are intertwined there in that 8th chapter.

 

The Present Truth: A Message For Our Hour

 

The other apostles did not speak much about the topics which the apostle John has seen and talks about here in the Book of Revelation, because it was not known during their time. They had all been martyred and killed before John had this vision. So when we talk about the early church, they had the message of the hour that brought them to Christ. That was the beginning of the gospel. When the message of their hour was brought, they gave certain indications of what would happen at the endtime, as Paul did and Peter did. They talked about the relationship between their time and the endtime as they saw it.  Peter and Paul explained as much as they understood, but more understanding had to be given for the church to have a full picture. That understanding came from Revelation, which came to John at the end of the apostles’ days. Whenever I set out to study this, I thought it would be a short message. I could not see anything beyond a couple sermons until I began to get into it. Then you see Old Testament prophets that are mentioning things as the revelation comes to them. I went over the 10th chapter of the book of Ezekiel, but then you go back to the 1st chapter of Ezekiel and he is talking about the same thing, talking about the same beasts and everything. I feel like he probably gave a little better representation in that 1st chapter of Ezekiel than he did in the 10th chapter because it was an ongoing thing. Whenever Ezekiel saw this, he was in Babylon. He was one of the prophets that was carried away just as Daniel and some of the others were. The prophets were spoken to by God while they were in Babylon. You find that as you read their writings. When you come over into the New Testament you have the book of Hebrews which explains the relationship of law to grace. It was a Hebrew book. It explains the law but it brings it into grace, and explains what the law could not do, grace did. So we live by grace today that has handed down by the spirit of God to the apostles as they were commanded to write. We are living in a different time now because we are living when the end is expected soon. This is something they talked about. Even Paul, when he talked about it, he said “we which are alive and remain,” expecting at that time that he would be alive at the rapture. Then when you come to the 4th chapter of 2nd Timothy, Paul realizes he is not going to be alive when the rapture comes. So he is really writing his obituary in 2nd Timothy, if you want to call it that. He is writing and tells about who all has deserted him and the gospel. This is not a new thing that people leave. It happened with John in 90 A.D. He talks about Diotrephes who loved popularity and led people astray. So on it goes like that. The apostles brought the word for their hour, but they expand it into the endtime. If you examine their message you find it was mostly for the time they were living in and then they jump from there to the endtime. They really only looked at their time and the endtime, not the period of nearly two thousand years that came between their time and the endtime. So we have to pick up the understanding of what came between their day and the endtime from the book of Revelation, from the very 1st chapter all the way to chapter 22. We pick up what is happening from there on. We are living in the time of the 10th chapter. We have been living in that time since 1963. You may wonder why I keep mentioning 1963. Something dynamic happened in 1963 that had not happened since the early church. This is the time when the church is getting ready for the rapture. It is going to end up in chapter 19 where it talks about His wife. In Revelation 19 the marriage ceremony has already happened. It said His wife hath made herself ready, so that is really a past tense phrase there in the 19th chapter. His wife hath made herself ready. It is talking about the time we are living in. There are requirements placed on us and something is expected of us in order to meet the criteria of making ourselves ready. We are a privileged people and we are a blessed people if we stick with the word. But to walk away from it is walking away from life. It does not make any difference what you think of me, the word is still alive.

 

You see that Revelation 10:7 speaks of the mystery of God. There is much I want to speak on that, but I am going to wait until later my message. I want to go more deeply into verse 7 then, not now. In Revelation 10:7 there is the introduction of the mystery. Christ explained the mystery in John 10:16. He said other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold. He is talking about Gentiles. You see in 53 to 54 A.D. and that period, that Paul is going to the Gentiles. Time goes on, by 66 A.D. then Paul is martyred and leaves the scene. That was thirty three years after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We never talk about His death unless we talk about a resurrection. We never talk about a death unless we talk about the blood that was shed because these are all important for salvation and the hope of the resurrection. If you are just born again and die and that is it, then that is not a completion. But in the 8th chapter of Romans, you see the creature, talking about the creature being brought together, soul and body. So we know we have a soul because the first thing God did to Adam was that He made him a body. The body was the first thing that was there because he laid there, limp as a dead person. But whenever God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, then he became a living soul. That is the way we are. We are just dead people with bodies that God has never breathed on until we receive the spirit of God. That was what happened on the day of Pentecost. What was it? That fresh breeze that came in and filled the whole room. As it did, it was as a mighty rushing wind. Maybe it caused them a sensation, if you know what I mean. Because why? Because life came in. Peter and early believers had very little revelation before the upper room. They did recognize at times that Jesus was the Christ. But he had left them and they had no assurance. They had no assurance because He was not yet glorified, and therefore he could not give them the holy spirit. It took Him being glorified to be able to complete the deal that was set forth by God, and they finally received that assurance in the upper room. Are you ready? Are you ready to go? Are you ready to go home? This world is not my home. I am just passing through. I am not just passing through, I am preparing. This is wedding preparation. The process of the bride getting herself ready started in Revelation chapter 3, where he talks about coming to know Him through his fellowship with His saints. We come to know the Lord as we sup with him and we grow in grace, and go on to perfection. We find in Hebrews 6 it says, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection. The principals as he talks about are the basic truths such as water baptism and things of that nature. We are to go on unto something else that is going to be more. Those principle doctrines are the beginning for us; that is when we are babes in Christ. Because the new birth is a new birth. You start out as a baby. There is growth that goes on after you are born. I see these little babies as they are born, really they do not act as though they know much about their surroundings. But after a little while, at four or five months old, they begin to they realize they have hands and feet. The bride of Christ is realizing who she is.

 

 

The Two Prophets Take The Message To Israel

 

I am going to bring in two scriptures from Hosea. I know a lot has been said about Hosea, but a lot can be said about it as we look at chapter 5 and chapter 6. Chapter 5 is really an introduction to chapter 6, because what happens in chapter 5 is what brings about chapter 6. I was thinking about that 3rd verse, we have gone over the 2nd verse a lot, but I was thinking about the 3rd verse of the 6th chapter. I want to go back into the 5th chapter and verse 14. For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, Ephraim here refers to the 10 northern tribes of Israel. When you get to Revelation 7, you do not see Ephraim’s name there because it changes to Joseph. Joseph and Ephraim are the same tribe. Ephraim, which is Joseph’s son, is really taking over for Joseph. I am not speaking against what Bro. Branham said, but he said Ephraim and Dan’s names were left out of Revelation 7. He thought Ephraim and Dan were both dismissed from the blessing of God. But really only Dan was dismissed. Joseph had two sons, Manassas the elder and Ephraim the younger. Ephraim inherited Joseph’s portion. We see how Ephraim inherited Joseph’s portion in the 49th chapter of Genesis. We see God chose to treat Ephraim as the elder son. So the blessing fell upon Ephraim. We find that Joseph is sitting there and Jacob is giving his last blessing on his death bed to his family. He tells what everyone will receive as an inheritance and what everyone will suffer. When he comes down to Joseph to offer him a blessing, Joseph brings forward his first born son Manassas and Jacob said, “No, that is not what I want. I do not want Manassas. I want Ephraim.” I remember when Bro. Branham went over that. He explained how Jacob crossed his hands and that made the sign of the cross. So it was Ephraim that really took on the name of Joseph. But we find in Revelation 7 that it says Joseph rather than Ephraim. Really, Ephraim and Joseph are the same tribe, the scripture just uses two different names for the same tribe. Joseph’s other son Manassas took Dan’s place. If you go back to Kings and back to Judges, you find the reason for Dan being left out. In Judges you will find that Dan was the first one to introduce Israel to false religion. That is where they started sacrificing their firstborn children to Baal. It was there. That reaches on into 1st Kings as you search the scriptures. I am not going into all that, but you will find it there. Because of that, Dan was dismissed from the blessing of the Lord and Manassas took his place. I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, that is Joseph’s tribe. Hosea just mentions two tribes here. The two he mentions is Ephraim and Judah. I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, in other words God is going to devour something. He does not do away with it, but he really takes away the influence there. Because of what? Because of sin. The 28th chapter of Deuteronomy tells what is going to happen if they depart from serving the living God.) and as a young lion to the house of Judah: (He is talking about the two southern tribes now, which would be Judah and Simon. He is talking about them, and he is talking about Ephraim as the ten northern tribes. This is something that impacts all tribes of Israel. These verses in Hosea show their rejection and then their acceptance of their Messiah. This is connected to the Revelation 10:11, because Revelation 10:11 is the message that goes to Israel at that time when they accept their Messiah. People have criticized our teachings concerning Hosea 6:2, they have criticized that because they thought the third day would be the Millennium, which it is not. These two days have nothing to do with Gentile time, the two days relate only to the Jews. It has nothing to do with the Millennium, except it will go into the Millennium. Because it said in the third day he shall raise us up and we shall live in his sight, and it says after two days he shall revive us. The revival must happen in the third day. When you go after two days you have to go into the third day. Of course people have said, “That is not right.” They want to claim we are wrong. Why would that be? Why would they would want to say we are wrong, whenever they are wrong? I am very satisfied with what I believe and what I have taught. I have done all I can to get this thing straight, by the grace of God.) I, even I, will tear and go away; (See, He said tear, He did not say he would kill them. He is going to wound them. I will tear and go away.) I will take away, and none shall rescue him. It has been two thousand years and they have not been rescued yet. Not until the Messiah comes, that is their final rescue. I will go and return to my place, (God is saying to the Jewish nation, I am going to leave.) till they acknowledge their offence, (They have not done that yet. You see that in Zechariah 12 and 13. That is when they acknowledge their offence. What was their offence? The first offence was that they departed from God. The second offence was that they rejected their Messiah. See what that has caused? If it caused that to Israel, what will that do to us if we depart from the living God? Until they acknowledge their offence,) and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. In their affliction, those two prophets are going to bring disaster to the nation of Israel. Then some, not all, but some begin to acknowledge their offence. Let us go to Zechariah 12:10 to see that. 

 

The Jewish People Accept Their Messiah

 

And I will pour upon the house of David, (Why does he mention the house of David? Because this is a part of the Judean tribe and he was a king that brought Israel together, the only one that ever brought the whole house of Israel together. It stayed together under Solomon, but Solomon began to be a rigorous king. He began to burden Israel with taxation because he began to build. Just like the government is doing now. Did you notice all the construction in the last few months? It is election time. After the election, then it will stop and the roads will be bad again. Solomon began to marry all these wives. For his Egyptian wife he built a great palace. By the time he was through, God was through.) and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, (Jerusalem is the place of David. Jerusalem has a revival coming. That is where the two prophets will be.) the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, (The land shall mourn, that means the nation.) every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart. The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart; and their wives apart; all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart. See, there is a great mourning. Why? Because of Zechariah 12:10. Jesus appears there, they seem him, and they realize the truth at that time. Today they are looking to build their temple. That is their main thought now. I saw where Glick went to the gates of the temple mount and prayed. Something is going on in Israel. There is something going on in Faith Assembly, in Norway, in South Africa, and the Philippines, and around this world were the truth is loved. This is not going to be stopped. They may shut the doors, but they will not stop the message. Let us go back to Hosea, 6th chapter, Come, and let us return unto the Lord. This is their cry as the events of Zechariah 12:10 happens. They had missed him. He had been gone so long, and they are ready to go back to him. There is something stirring within that Jewish nation today. They will never recognize their Messiah until those two prophets come. But I believe God is stirring their hearts now. The two prophets do not yet know who they are. They do not yet know their mission. As I talked to Jonathan Cahn, when I told him about Revelation 10:11, he did not recognize it. But I told him. I said “You have a far greater mission than what you are doing now.” I do not know how he received it, but he thanked me. He appreciated it. I did not aim to preach to him. I did not preach to him on the Godhead. I would not want anybody else to. You are not the one to do it. It will be God himself. It has come through the grace of God, the revelation of truth to us. This was implanted in our hearts. We survived the Methodists, we survived the Baptist, the Catholic, and the Lutheran Churches. Because God said in Revelation 18, come out of her my people. A lot of you do not know what that means because you were never in those systems. God did not have to speak to you in that way because you were never there. But God has spoken to you to bring you to a present truth that is outshining any age in time, bringing us right down to the endtime where God has pulled back the covers. “Come on and walk with me,” Jesus Christ is saying, “Let us walk the aisle together.” We are in a marriage ceremony. That is where we are at. You are getting your instructions for marriage now. Think about it. It is so precious even when we think about it, being the Bride of Christ. No other generation has had what we have. It cannot be long until the end because in Revelation 24 it says that generation from 1948 on will not pass away before the end comes. Next year will be seventy years, counting from 1948 on, you will wind up with 2018. If you count from 1948 to 2018 then you have seventy years. God will do a quick work. You can look from here on for things to pick up. It is not just time flying by, it is something happening.  I enjoy seeing my brothers stand here together, arm in arm. God is doing something. He is putting a family together. They see eye to eye. I could not make that happen. We can preach truth, we can say this and that, but it has to be God. It has to be God. Why not? Why not break every barrier? Why not break every bond? What does He say in Revelation 3:20. Behold I stand at the door and knock. He, or her, that opens the door, I will come in and sup with them. Are we having that communion with our Lord? I believe this convention will bring about more change than any other we have had. I believe people are looking for it. They are looking for unity. That is what we have this morning, a unity. What does unity bring about? A unit. You cannot break a unit. That puts every joint together, every joint supplying to the other joints from head to foot. When we get to the shoulder, the neck will connect to the head which is Jesus Christ.

 

What did it say in Hosea 5:14? I will tear and go away. Then it says, come and let us return unto the Lord for he hath torn, that is past tense. In that 14th verse he said, I will tear. In that 1st verse of the 6th chapter, it says, I have torn. See? There is a difference. Words make a difference. He is bringing those verses together. This is the Jewish nation he is speaking to. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. What is the binding up to be? To bring them together. They are not unified in their faith today as many Jews are atheists. We met a Jewish man at a Jewish center one time in Norway. What did he say? He still had numbers on his arm where he had been captured by the Nazis. He was eighty two or eighty three years old. What did he say? “How can a God of love let something like this happen?” The man died while he was still angry with God. He died the next year. He could not see, he could not look at scripture. He gave up on it. When we give up on believing, there is nowhere to go but down. He hath smitten and he will bind us up. In other words, the tears, the things that have happened, he is going to bind that up so now it can heal. The nation had been broken apart. The ten northern tribes were broken away from the two southern tribes. What is He going to do? He is going to heal them. You see that in Revelation 7 when he begins to call out a 144,000. He does not mention north and south. He mentions Israel as one nation. After two days will he revive us: (We are after two days now. It happened at 2004 and one half, the second day ended and the third day began.) in the third he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, (That is talking of the Jews receiving the gospel through the two prophets. Revelation 10:11) if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, (As the rain, slowly, slowly, slowly.) as the latter and former rain unto the earth. The latter and former rain all together. Back in the time of Christ, He poured that former rain on the nation of Israel. He is going to bring it down to the endtime. It is going to be both, former and latter. We will be looking from heaven on that.

 

Two Prophets Instruct the People to Flee

 

I was thinking about the message that Bro. Charles delivered concerning the 11th chapter of the book of Revelation, when he was talking about the two prophets’ message. He went into Revelation 12 where he was more or less talking about the woman of Revelation 12 being made up before the middle of the week, and she finds her place. Whenever he said that I began to think about it.  The teaching has been that it is just a short period of time there for the woman to flee, just days to which she will be able to flee. But whenever I looked at that, then I had to go to Revelation 12 to see just what it really happens. I am not questioning my brother on that. I want you to go there with me. We will go to verse 5. Some people have to know everything, especially the critics, but we are not preaching to the critics. But we need to be settled in a revelation that we can be able to explain. Let us look at verse 5. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. Now verse 6 is the one that settles it. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. See? She is already there. She got the two prophets’ message. What I am saying is this: she is not there in the wilderness for very long before the middle of the week of Daniel, but there is no way she can go on a three days’ notice. This was a planned thing. She got the message of the two prophets to flee. So as it goes on, Brother Charles keeps proving his point. I am not questioning what he preached, I am just showing you the answer, in case you had a question. Because the woman is already in the wilderness when the middle of the week begins. How did she get there? We find out in chapter 12. We find out that she got there on the message of those two prophets. See? This is still connected to Revelation 10:11. Let us read verse 7. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. This happens at the middle of the week of Daniel. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. After this he has no more influence in the heavenlies. He and his power is bound to earth. That is why you can see the saints of God, the Bride of Christ, and the rejoicing that happens in heaven. You see the four beasts. The four beasts represents the church of the living God throughout the ages. The calf, the lion, the face of the man, the flying eagle: they represent the bride saints of their age. That flying eagle represents the Bride of Christ here in the last day. We are that eagle generation. The eagle still flies. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. This is the source of our problems. This is going to linger as long as we are here on earth. But Satan is cut off from heaven in the middle of the week. That gives those Jewish people and the foolish virgins power, because Satan is no more in heaven, he is on earth. Their prayers are not hindered anymore because there is no one there to accuse them before the throne. They are willing to die. They talk about being willing to die, it is something if they are offering themselves to die. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, (That is Gentiles and Jews who have recognized who He is. This is from the middle of the week on.) and by the word of their testimony; (That is Jews) and they loved not their lives unto the death. They are not just saying, “Bless God, I am willing to die for it,” they will truly die. See? The Jewish nation’s politicians will sell them out at the start of the week of Daniel when the covenant is signed. Not all of the Jews will be able to escape to the wilderness before the anti-Christ arrives in Jerusalem. The 144,000 will be scattered around the world. The message that the two prophets had, now that 144,000 are carrying it to the ends of the earth, because people have to be saved from every color and race. Otherwise the devil has won. That is why Bro. Jackson looked at Isaiah 60:10 and said that strangers would build up the walls. That is people from China, India, and the east. At that time they are no longer believing Buddhism or Hinduism. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth (That is the middle of the week. This is all happening right here in a central part of time. Bro. Jackson taught that the three woes happened around the time of the two prophets’ death. This does not say that this is the third woe, but it is. The first two woes were in Revelation 9 and 11.) and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, (When did it say he had come down? In the middle of the week. It keeps repeating, he has come down.) having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Now he realizes, I have to do something and I only have a short time to do it. He finally reads the book, he finally reads the back of the book. It keeps repeating this. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which had brought forth the man child. (That is Israel.) And to the woman (This woman represents a portion of the Jewish people. This woman is God’s Bride. Not Christ’s Bride. God was married to Israel.) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, (It is already prepared when this time comes. We believe America is the place that she will come, because it says on down there that the earth helped her. Where do you find the earth again? The 13th chapter of Revelation, starting in the 10th verse where it talks about the lamb beast which came up out of the earth. See? To the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, which is the two prophets’ message. Two wings, two prophets. Moses and Elijah. God knows that there was a great responsibility on their hands. God knew where we would be in this hour. He knew where we would be sitting. I am not talking about the seats you are in, I am talking about time. Here we are, this is God’s time clock. We are on God’s time now. That Eternal Spirit that knows no time, dwells among us, without a doubt. That she might fly into the wilderness...) into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. She is nourished for how long? Twelve hundred and sixty days. She is already there. Why did it not say twelve hundred and fifty nine days? Or why did it not say twelve hundred and sixty one days? It said twelve hundred and sixty days, three and one half years: she is there when it begins. She is nourished for a time, times and half a time. From what? From the face of the serpent. What is the serpent? That old dragon, the devil. The scripture says the place was prepared. This lets us know something is getting ready to happen in America. You see it on the news, all the violence and riots. You wait, I predict before it is over with, this thing is going to spread to most every major city in America at one time, because there is a house cleaning coming. God is getting America ready for the coming of the woman of Revelation 12. I do not know that the Bride will still be here when this judgement finally comes on America, but it is looking favorable. So get your house in order. Clean house. I am not talking about a broom. Everything that is hidden there, that is causing you not to get close to God, get rid of it. You do not need it. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (he is not spewing water, but he is spewing a flood of warfare, a flood of persecution. He is not interested in the rest of the world, he has already got them. But he wants that woman. That is the desire of the world today, get rid of those Jews.) after the woman. He is trying to come after the woman, this is the European system doing it. The European beast system will be led by the anti-Christ at the time it signs that agreement in Daniel 9:27, and will continue to do so throughout that seven year period of time.

 

The Anti-Christ Takes Over: The Two Prophets are Killed

When Israel signs that agreement, they will not know what they are doing. But once it is in effect they will find out that they gave that religious devilish system the right to come into their nation and rule other them ruthlessly. Israel will have seen those two prophets when that happens. And when the anti-Christ comes at the middle of the week of Daniel he will kill them both. The people will see those two prophets lying in the middle of the street, dead. They see the newsmen, ABC, NBC, CNN, they see them standing around, all of them, BBC, all of them rejoicing because they think they have done something wonderful, just like they thought they did something when Christ was put in the tomb. Those religious Jews thought they had got rid of Him, but all of a sudden here he came, as it were a lightning bolt and cut that veil which covered the holy of holies where the Shekinah glory was, from top to bottom. Whenever they kill these two prophets, they think they have got rid of their enemies. When those two prophets are killed they rejoice. The world rejoices. I am talking about the prophetic world. If America is the wilderness country where the woman will flee, then we will have different leadership than we have now. We will have a leadership that is not afraid to profile, that is not afraid to stand for itself. Why? They still have the button, if you know what I mean, they still have that button to the nuclear bomb. There is enough in Colorado to clean up the whole world. America will never be touched for that reason. And the earth (Revelation 13: That lamb beast is no longer on the scene. America is no longer that country that has made herself look so glorious, the strongest nation in the world and her President is the leading man in the world. We can see that is not so anymore when these things come to pass. The pope is above the President right now in popularity. If it came down to a vote, the pope would win. If you look into the news you see the pope is the most popular man on earth, he has 85% approval rating. And the earth...) helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. What does the 9th verse say? The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed. Where is that at? Back in Jerusalem and Israel. That is where the remnant of her seed are. Which keep the commandments of God, (Jews) and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. That is the foolish virgins. We can understand more about this in Zechariah. Let us go to chapter 13:8-9. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Only one third of the Jews left in Israel will survive. That is what that devilish anti-Christ is going bring about. Chapter 14. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. (In the midst of Jerusalem, Israel.) For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; (The battle of Armageddon) and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations, (This is the same as Revelation 16, where the blood comes to the horse’s bridle.) as when he fought in the day of battle.

 

This world has its reward. She is sinking fast. This world will have no reward on the other side, they are getting their reward now. I want mine over there. They have houses that cover a whole city block. But that is nothing compared to what we are going to receive. Peter began to ask Jesus, he said we have left all, what will we have? He said in this life, you will receive a hundred fold, plus persecution, and in the next world eternal life. If it had not been for God, I would be in the grave today. All the rest of my family are dead except my sister. If it was not for God, where would you be this morning? We do not want to question that too much because it is God who brought us through. We do not have a big sign out here flashing that says, “Faith Assembly Church, everybody come in as you are.” We have a little sign that says “Faith Assembly Church.” I said, “Do not put my name on there.” I just want people to know where we are at. And I want Bride people to know where we are at so that visitors trying to find us can know they are at the right place. Where are we at? Right down here on the end of Potter’s Lane, listening to the Potter, being fashioned on that wheel as it goes around, as His hands smooth it out. The last things that happen to that clay vessel, it is baked. After it is baked, then it is painted and polished and ready to go. This is us. I am not bragging, I am just telling you the truth. That is what my ministering brothers are doing. I love my brothers and what they have to say. I love the words that come from their mouths and I am expecting great things! Are you?

 

 

Revelation 10, Part 1

Mystery Cloud as seen in Life Magazine

This is the day the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it. Last Sunday and again Thursday I mentioned something about this message but I did not say what it was. You may see the title and get the idea, “I have already heard that.” If you feel that way then you are out of place because there are going to be things you haven’t heard, and it is going to be according to the word of the Lord. I could not think of any better title for this message than "Revelation 10", because that is what it is all about. That is going to be the hub of everything I have to say. We have many listeners and readers from all over the world, we welcome them. Some of them we have never seen and may never see until the rapture takes place, but they are following the word of the Lord as it is being taught by the servants of God. We are following the Lord by His scripture, not by our thoughts and ideas and opinions. Bro. Charles preached two weeks ago, then I began to think about Revelation 10 after he had preached what he did, which was inspiring. I am sure thankful for Bro. Charles and Bro. Kevin.   

 

Opening of the Seventh Seal 

I will go to Revelation 8 first as we begin this message. This is where the seal is opened. I will say something right now, after this seal is opened, it is never again closed. Never. You will not find that it is ever closed. Let’s read verse 1. And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. See? Every seal is broken, there is not one left unbroken. There is nothing left binding the scroll together. It stays that way until the end. I want to look at that and other things. Let me read that again. When he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven. You see here there was something going on in the earth. All attention in heaven is drawn to earth. In the days of Job, everything was focused around Job at that time because God had put forth a challenge to Satan: “Have you considered my servant Job?” The attention of the whole picture there is concerning Job and his friends that came to him. They were friends for seven days, after that they began to speak evil of him. God did not like it. I will have to say this to any critic, God doesn’t like you talking about His children and you will be punished for it. You will have the results of your punishment before you leave this earth. You see that in Matthew 24 when you get down to the last part of the chapter.  

 

Now this seventh seal is related to the trumpets. You see the time line here. The beginning of the trumpets is intertwined with the last seal. In this I want to go to Revelation 10:7 and see what happened there, but not yet because there are other things I want to cover here first. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. Now these are angels that stand before God. That is their place, and that is where they are. That is where they are now, because they are waiting. They are not jittery, they are not just standing there waiting to get noticed. If we are over anxious we get in trouble. I do not know when the end is coming, but there are too many things being shown unto the church and unto the servants of God in this hour for it to be unnoticed. As you look at all of it, you know God is getting things ready. He is getting things ready for the final push. It is right around the corner: we know that. We do no not know exactly where we are in time, but we know we are close, because we are waiting. When a person gets too impatient, that is when there is trouble. Thoughts begin to build in their mind. They begin to have feelings like, “Let’s get this thing over with”. It will not change though. Our thoughts do not change anything in the plan of God.  

 

And another angel came and stood at the altar. (Where is the altar? It is not talking about Jerusalem in the natural. It is talking about the altar in heaven at the throne of God: where Jesus Christ sits.) having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, (Not just a little, not just a little dab, but much incense: because of the time; because of the event. It has never happened before.) that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints (All saints. Who is it talking about? It is talking about Bride saints at that certain hour. This is connected with the opening of the seventh seal. That he should offer it with the prayers of all saints...) upon the golden altar which was before the throne(See there? It explains it, it is before the throne, not on earth but in heaven. This angel has a special anointing. This is happening while there is silence is in heaven.) And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, (See? The prayers are no longer in this earthly setting. The heaven is opened and this incense which the angel adds is like the incense which the children of Israel offered in the tabernacle in the wilderness. They offered incense, because it was to represent something. The smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints...) ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. (See where it is? This angel is standing at the throne and the incense is going from the angel’s hand up before God and that is mingled with your prayers.) And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: (Now it is no longer just prayers ascending unto God, but this is something else.) and there were voices, (Sure) and thunderings, (Sure) and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. See? This is an interruption. They are standing there at attention, ready to sound, but something else happens on earth to interrupt what they were going to do. Because after this they are going to begin to sound. The sounding is something that will happen here on earth, because this is connected with Revelation 10. I want to go to that. 

  

Seven ThundersUttered Then Sealed 

Verse 1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, (A rainbow means something has happened. It happened back in chapter 8 when the seal was opened. You bring that first verse of chapter 8 right over here to chapter 10, to the first verse.) and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. (That is representing authority. What is this authority? It is something that has never happened before, because it is showing the authority He has from chapter 5 as He is the Lamb there, the Lamb of God. Having seven horns, representing seven ages.) And he had in his hand a little book open: (As I said earlier, this book is never closed.) and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth. Bro. Charles brought that out in a message. That is representing something universal. This is for the universal church. This has nothing to do with anybody else. We are going to see something about this seal. And he had in his hand a little scroll, that book, opened. The reason it is open is that the seventh seal is broken. Now the whole thing is opened up of what he meant, even from the very beginning. What was the beginning of it? A thunder, the first seal. I remember Bro. Jackson going over that. The first seal is the only seal besides the seventh where there was thunder when it was opened. If what happened with the first seal was one thunder, what about when seven thunders happens? Looking back and Revelation 8:5, that is why you see those voices. That is why you see those thunderings. That is why you see that earthquake. Because something great is just about to happen. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: (Authority. There is no other animal on the earth that has the voice of a lion. They put their head down close to the ground and let out a roar that can be heard for five miles. You can hear an elephant for only two miles. A tiger only two miles. That is why He is represented as a lion of the tribe of Judah, because of the voice of the word of God.) and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: (I always looked at this and thought, “Well, John is going to write it down. He knows it.” John did not know it. He is speaking of this end time. The seventh seal was not opened in the first age. Seven thunders uttered their voices and he was about to write, but this verse is talking about the end time.)  

 

Let us look at this a little closer: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them notIt is not the seal he is instructed to seal up. It will never close, you will find that later on because the seal goes beyond the Bride. We have always heard that it is the names of those that are in the scroll, but it goes beyond that. It has that, but it goes beyond that: because over here he is demanded to eat it. Who is going to eat it? And why is it in his mouth so sweet and in his belly so bitter? We will see. You have not heard all of Revelation 10. We have read it, but we have not heard it all. Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered and write them not. Why would he say, “Do not write these things?” Why are they sealed? That is a question this morning, why are they sealed? Because they are for the Bride only. The sealing is because the rest are not going to receive it. They will not, because they cannot. There may be words they hear as it comes about but they will not receive it because it is sealed to them. They will never understand because it is above their head. But the little book is still open. Why would God give out His understanding of what the seven thunders say to the rest of the world? It has no effect on them, it is not theirs.  

 

Brothers and sisters, we have been called to the highest calling there is. There is none above it. You do not get that privilege and I do not get that privilege to sit at the marriage supper just because of who we are. It is because of who He is. I know what I am talking about here. I have lived this for over a week. I woke up yesterday at three in the morning and could not go back to sleep because this was churning inside of me. Two weeks ago when Bro. Charles preached, I did not know this. You did not know it either. That is why I said when I started out: “do not get ahead of me.” Right here (pointing to chart) you see the feet, you see the rainbow. They cannot steal that rainbow. You cannot make something dirty out of that. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up His hand to heaven. Lifted up his hand to heaven: that is a sign that grace is over for the Gentiles. No more souls will be saved. Today the world can seek him, they can plead now, but they will not be doing it then. For them the breaking of the seal is the end. But the Bride of Jesus Christ it is not the end, it is going to go beyond that. Because when the seventh seal is opened, it is over. That is why when those seven thunders uttered their voices, it was closed, sealed, finished. It is over. And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. (There is a lot in that 7th verse, and I will come back to this later.)  

 

The Little Book Is Bittersweet To Its Eater 

And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open (See? It is never closed.) in the hand of the ange which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, (This is talking about the endtime. In this verse John is being placed in the endtime, but it is not him that will fulfill this. He is the example given to play the part when it says: Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. I went unto the angel...) and said unto him, Give me the little book. (Or scroll) And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; (This is not for the Bride.) and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’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 bitterI hope this is giving somebody some understanding. Do not try to hurry things along, God has it all in His hands. By the time that the Bride is ready to leave here, if it be Jonathan Cahn that fulfills this verse, why would it be bitter? Let us go to another scripture to see. Let us go to Ezekiel 2:9-10. And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me, and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; and he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: (It is same thing as Revelation 5:1.) and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. By this time, the man that is to fulfill Revelation 10:10 will have realized all his preaching that has been done, all the places that has been gone to by our brother, he did not achieve what he had hoped for. I will put it that way, think whatever you want to. Bro. Jonathan Cahn has been doing all these things trying to save the nation, speaking to the people. You can go to his meetings, those people are not getting what he is saying, because he is talking about holiness and they are not living holiness. They do not know how to dress because religion today is just a farce. But the message has to go out. That is the first part of that 10th verse there. The message goes out. He spoke at the Republican National Convention, he prayed there for the leadership of the nation. Of course the Democrats did not invite him to speak at their convention. They do not want the name of Jesus Christ to be mentioned. There is no way that man would have gone except he mention Jesus Christ when he prayed. So why would there be lamentations in this scroll? Because he sees now that all he has preached for, all the longing, all the hurt, everything he preached for, revival, revival, revival: it is all gone. When that seventh seal is opened there is no more revival among the Gentiles. The focus returns to the Jews. This is where the last part of the message goes, and we see that in the 11th chapter of the book of Revelation. (I know I am sticking my neck out with this message, but it is my neck.) Lamentations, sure, but the book is closed, it is done eaten. The Bride, you see her sealing when those seven thunders are uttered. What do you think that is going to do? It is going to get the attention of heaven. We have not seen anything yet, we are just preparing for that time to come. While the world is preaching religion, the Bride of Jesus Christ is living scripture. Let us go back to the 10th chapter of Revelation. 9th verse, And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; (Do not leave any of it, eat it up. Because it is going to leave a message. That is the reason I said, “It was not about just the names of those that are in the book, but there is more to it.” Because there is somebody else has to eat the contents of it and it makes them sick. Sure it is sweet. What a wonderful taste in a person’s mouth to know what is here, the man this is speaking about, will recognize the Bride of Jesus Christ before it is over, according to Bro. Charles’ dream. I have another dream along the same line that I want to read before this is over.  

 

He is giving an example here in the 9th verse. He is giving examples by the angel, by Christ in angelic form. He is giving an example of what it is going to do to the man who fulfills this verse.) and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. The message is wonderful, it is something to be swallowed. Because then that man will know where he is in time, but all that he has worked for during his earlier life, most all of it will blow away. Why then did he do it? Because the world had to hear it. The world does not have to hear what you hear. Do not even try to explain it to them. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; (He is a willing vessel. He was asked the question: “Does it scare you to preach your message to Congress and Senate and before the United Nations?” He said “Yes, but it is more scary not to.” He went to the United Nations and preached against abortion to them. The mega churches in the United States now are preaching in favor of abortion. The judgement that happened to Israel was because they were killing their children. They were burning their firstborn in the fire as an offering to Moloch and Baal. God judged them. It is estimated that since Roe vs Wade, which was in the 1970's, that seventy million babies have been murdered in the womb in the United States. God is fixing to send judgment to this country.) and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter(As soon as he had eaten it his belly was bitter because of the message it brought.) And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.  

 

The Prophecy of the Two Witnesses: The First Four Trumpets 

Now we go to chapter 11. Why do I go from chapter 10 to chapter 11? Because chapter 11 is the interruption of the trumpets being prepared to sound that you see after the 7th seal is opened in the 8th chapter. The 11th chapter begins that interruption because the first four trumpets are part of the two prophet’s message. The first four trumpets happen in the first three and one half years of the 70th Week of Daniel. You will see that here. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein(So when it is time for the trumpets to begin to sound, the temple is already there. It has already been built.) But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (The temple is there when you begin with chapter 10, verse 11.) And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy (They shall do what? Prophesy. What is the 11th verse of the 10th chapter? It is the same thing: Prophesy.) a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. That is going to be a sight to see. Two men walking around in sackcloth. The way people are dressed now, they will not pay attention to it. They will fit right in with how people are dressing today. But they are not men who will be walking around with pajamas on, uncombed hair, men with long hair. All curled up in curlers. The only person I see in the Bible who was demanded to do that was Samson. A woman cut his hair, a filthy woman cut his hair. But he was to live the life of a Nazarene. These are the two olive trees, (which come from the book of Zechariah 4) and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedethout of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: (Come on Elijah. He was sent to the king. Ahab is like the leadership we have now.) and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, (Elijah) that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, (This would be Moses’ part. This is identification of who these two prophets are. I am not saying that they are the original men. Bro. Branham’s name was not Elijah. They asked John the Baptist, “Who are you? Are you Elias?” He replied, “No.” How could he say that he was Elijah, because he was John, but the spirit upon him was the same spirit that was upon Elijah. Bro. Branham was William Branham, but the spirit upon him was Elijah. Bro. Branham said God loved that spirit of Elijah so much that He sent it five times. Elijah, Elisha with a double portion, John the Baptist, William Branham, and then the prophet that is to come.) and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they willIt is in their power to do this. They do not even have to get down on their knees and pray, the power is already there. Moses went to Egypt and stood before Pharaoh. He threw his stick on the floor and it became a serpent. He had seen it happen before, it scared him the first time until he learned how to get it by the tail and pick it up, then it became a rod again. See? We serve a living God. He can take that stick and do anything he wants to with it. And when they shall have finished their testimony, (They finish it. It is finished when they have finished their prophecy.) the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. It is over now. They have said all they need to say. One of these days before long, the last sermon will be preached. The last thunder will have sounded. Let us be awake. Let us mind heavenly things and keep our mind upon the Lord.  

 

Where are we in Time? 

The United States is in a lot of trouble. They do not want to recognize it. But reality is here. To make America great again, there has to be something happen inside America. It is going to cost somebody something to do that, according to the vision of Bro. Branham and the vision of George Washington. We look at a nation that is departed from God. It is just as Israel did when God warned them in Deuteronomy 28. He warned them what would happen if they turned away from God, then it happened. The turning away didn’t happen in a single day, but it was gradual. In America, it began close to a hundred years ago. It began to happen during the roaring 1920's with a president, Woodrow Wilson, who believed in progressivism. Of course the turning away was put on hold for some time because God let a World War come to bring America to her knees. Then it wasn’t long until there was Second World War America and the whole world had to cope with it. But now we are living in a time of ISIS. Not just that, but the whole Muslim religion is out of kilter. It is not a peaceful religion. You have seen how peaceful it has been. People would not want me to say that, especially the government, but I said it and I believe it. 

Revelation chapter 8 is when the seventh seal will be opened. Let me put it that way, because it is not open yet. But remember, there was an outside to this scroll. It was written within and without. So there had to be things that were without that had to be understood, in addition to the things that were within. But we know there is still one seal there unbroken. There is one there that is still under wraps. We do not want to forget that. That is the way it is. If I came here and said, “the seventh seal is open,” then there would have to be some thunders. We have not heard the thunders, have we? We are not hurrying things along, but we believe they are close. We believe we are in an hour, preparing ourselves, because that has to be the something come before the thunders. If you read Revelation 19:7, His wife hath made herself ready. When a marriage takes place, there has to be some changes made. There has to be some thinking done. Beforehand, you must decide if the one you are marrying is the one that you are ready to dedicate your life to. All other influence is gone. It is just like how Paul explained in the 5th chapter of Ephesians, comparing a natural marriage to the relationship between the Bride and Christ. It mentions “We are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh”, which refers back to Genesis chapter 2 when Eve was created and taken from Adam. It said “A man shall leave father and mother and cleave to his wife and they two shall be one flesh.” 

 

I want to go back to Revelation 10. Revelation 10 is the hub of my message. There is much to be said about Revelation 10:7, but I am not ready to look at yet, because there is something else I want to look at first. Then you also have the two prophets that connect to Revelation 10, and you have the Bride getting herself ready, which connects to Revelation 19:7. You have all these things that come off Revelation 10. The whole book of Revelation, as it has been explained by Bro Jackson, is a love letter from Christ to the church, his bride. We have much to be thankful for today because of the understanding we have of Revelation. But really, when you come down to the time when this little book is eaten, that is another group of people, it is not the Bride doing that. It is the two prophets, one of the two prophets or both of them. When you come down to the end of chapter 10, you have done shifted from Gentiles back to the Jews. The Bride is when the seven thunders sound. That is for the Bride, because John said he was getting ready to write. But really John didn’t hear the thunders message, as I pointed out before. I want to go over that again because the thunders were not for John’s time. The thunders are for our time, because it says in Revelation 5:1 how that the book was written within and on the backside. On the inside and on the outside. But it was sealed. Sealed means it has a stamp of authority. To break that seal God is intervening. Whenever that is broken it will be God’s presence doing it. We can sing, we can feel the presence of God. We can preach, we can feel the presence of God. But when the presence of God really comes like that, the seal is broken. 

 

The Thunder of Revelation 6:1 

These seals that we are speaking of, six have already been broken. Something happened when those first six where broken. Revelation 6:1 says that whenever the first seal was opened, then there was a noise of thunder. I remember Bro. Jackson pointed it out but he did not elaborate on it. I understood what he was saying. Then when he came down to Revelation 5:7, to the fourth horse rider and the fourth seal, and there you have a voice. The thunder and the voice is from the same person: Bro. William Branham. It took a thunder for the first seals to be opened up, and that happened. That happened in such a way that the world could see that happened. In 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 something very dynamic happens. Let us read that. 15th verse. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, (He is introducing something. This we say unto you by the word of the Lord. Not by man’s word. But Paul has received an understanding. Something has been opened up to him because he is not speaking off the top of his head. He said, this we say by the word of the Lord.) that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. When did this happen? Has it happened? Will it happen? The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. Bro. Branham taught us the shout is the message. Bro. Jackson taught us the same thing, the shout is the message, the same as the cry of Matthew 25:6. There is something to that. I just told you about Revelation 6:1, a thunder, then verse 6, a voice. The voice is the same thing as the shout. We are not deviating from that. There was enough explanation in what Bro. Jackson taught without me needing to further explain it. There is enough indication to tell you that something happened in 1963. The mystery cloud: that was not just angels. We have the picture here (chart). This was a cloud. It was dynamic enough to put it in Time MagazineTime Magazine said it was impossible for water vapor to exist as high as this cloud was. It was twenty six miles high and thirty miles across. What does it look like? That is what I am referring to: The Lord himself will descend from heaven. This is in angelic form. He is still sitting on the throne. If that be the case, (I don’t doubt it is the case), this was more than a random cloud. It happened because this opened up something. When it opened, there was a thunder, there was a voice. In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, the days are still going on. This endtime has experienced something in 1963. Bro. Branham didn’t know what these seals were at this time in 1963. What does it say? For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. That part has happened.  

 

I am not trying to speak mysteries where you can’t understand it. I want you to understand where in time we are and what God has done. You have to know what God has done to know what He is doing. We have gone much too far to be idle in this hour, idle minded. This is not a Sunday school class. My brothers are not teaching Sunday school classes. We are preaching to you the word of God, which is alive. I stand here this morning to honor Bro. Branham and to honor Bro. Jackson. They had their job to do, to go so far. But you just cannot put your mind on one man. You have to go where the spirit leads. I may not be here tomorrow, but you are hearing truth.  

 

With the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. The trump is what opens the graves, that part has not happened yet. We have already heard the shout, and we are continuing to hear it. What does it say then? Verse 17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, (The last thing that happens before we are caught up is that trumpet which raises the dead. Then we meet the Lord.) to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. It is a comfort.  

 

Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 

Back to Revelation 10. What does it say in the 1st verse of chapter 10? And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: (That is in angelic form. He is coming down to reveal something to His Bride.) and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth. As I said, I didn’t always know that the book remained open, but it does. John is commanded in the 11th verse to eat the book. It is still open then because it is an ongoing thing. It goes right on to those two prophets. When I was looking into that and looking into the thunders, I saw it was the thunders’ message that was sealed, not the little book. When it is opened, it will never be closed again. And cried with a loud voice, (Cried with a loud voice. What is he crying? He is crying a message. Do not just think of that as somebody just crying. The message is to the Bride because that is what it links with, just as soon as he cries.) as when a lion roareth: (It is authority. One of these days before long this is going to happen. He is going to cry. Whenever He does, it is going to send out a message. It will be right after he cries. As soon as he cries seven thunders are waiting. We are going to know more as we come into that time because we are going to live in more direct contact with our Lord.) and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. That was the message he had cried. The seal is already open. We are going to know when it has opened. We will be able to announce: “Redemption is over.” There will be no doubt about it because something is going to happen when that seal is opened. It will already be open when he cries. It is not a sad cry. It is loud: “HEY! Open your eyes!” It said it was a loud voice. Somebody is going to hear something. The Bride of Jesus Christ is going to know something. This has not happened yet. We do not know exactly when it is going to happen, but we know it is going to happen after Israel gets her land back. It will happen after Isaiah 52:8 is fulfilled, for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. It will happen after He has opened it. No one else will open it, but He will open it. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices… Their voices. See? The message He cried comes to the Bride. The message is heard. It looks like John is hearing it, but he did not hear it because it was not opened in 96 AD. Remember in Revelation 5:4 when John wept much, nobody could open the book. But it said the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book. But in 2016 the book is still is not open yet. It began to be opened in 1963. Just think, all that it takes to finish opening this one last seal. Six have already been opened. So it cannot last forever. As happened in 1963, Jesus Christ himself (if we believe what we have heard), came with a shout. The Lord himself shall descend with a shout. It had to be seen here on Earth. God manifested His glory in the face of Jesus Christ. It did not take the whole body, it just took the face because this is where the speech came from. That is where the cry came from. See? Whenever the picture of the cloud first came, the cloud was turned a different direction. A year later somebody turned it upright. God did not aim for the world to see it.  

 

When the seven thunders uttered their voices… that is the same thing as Revelation 6:7. A voice. That is the only place a voice is mentioned in the first six seals. Bro. Jackson mentioned that too: that is the only verse that mentioned the voice. Let us read there. Verse 7. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. What is it? It is that flying eagle with that voice. Read it. See if there is a time when a voice is mentioned with the other six seals or the other three beasts. It had to be in our time when there was a voice. Beforehand there was not a voice, because the church was a mixed up picture. Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, junk, junk, and more junk. What did Bro. Branham call all these denominations? “The Methodist lodge, the Baptist lodge, the Catholic lodge.” Revelation 18:2 calls them a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Verse 7 again. When he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. There had to be somebody with a message of that fourth beast. 1963 was the time. There were great messages that came before that. The seven church ages, Daniel chapter 9. But it was not until 1963 that that voice really happened.  

 

Revelation 8:1, And when he had opened the seventh seal, (See? The seventh seal is opened before chapter 10, because when he first mentions it in chapter 10, he is standing one foot upon the earth and one upon the sea and with a book that is already open. It was opened in chapter 8, not chapter 10.) there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. (How close are we to that? It makes you think, “How close are we?” Let us not get hooked upon things of the world, upon houses, lands, cars, business and things that will take our mind away from the real prize. This world is temporary. What we have here is temporary. You are in a temporary dwelling. I have a house in Salem that my name is on, but that is not my dwelling place. That is my temporary place. You have your places you live in, that is temporary.) And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write. I used to think, “Well John knew what it was.” He did not know what it was. He was placed over here in the endtime. God didn’t let him know ahead of time because it will not happen until the seventh seal is open. The seventh seal was not opened in 96 A.D. Do you understand what I mean? This is talking about the endtime ministry. There is going to be nothing to write. It will happen and the understanding of that part of the book is closed to those outside of the bride. The message is over because the only ones that are going to hear and understand these thunders’ message will be Bride people. Of course it could go out to people in the world, but they are just going to count it as a bunch of garbage. Why? Because it is closed to them, it is over, redemption is over. The Bride is not here for long after the thunders sound. Just long enough for us to be acquainted with those two prophets.  

 

And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. See? They are not here yet, they weren’t there in John’s time. God is putting John in a position that he is writing what he sees. Let me put it this way, if John had known what those thunders uttered, we would know it today because the seal would have been opened. Do you understand?  

 

Two Prophets and Their Message 

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. (Or no longer delay.) Verse 8, And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. That is the message those two prophets have. By that time it is both, because they are carrying a message just like Jesus did when He wept over Jerusalem. They are weeping over Jerusalem because Israeli leadership will have sold out the city. They have sold out the land to that rotten Catholic Beast system.  

 

And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’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 (Again. It means he had already prophesied before he ate the book. This is happening now. It is going on now. I don’t mean the book is open now, but the message of that man is going on now.) before many peoples, (The world will hear those two prophets. They will be in Jerusalem and they will be heard around the world.) and nations, and tongues, and kings. Let us go to chapter 11. I like what Bro. Charles said about this, because it is the same angel. Verse 1 of chapter 11. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: (See? It doesn’t say another angel came into the picture, this is all connected with verse 11, and it is connected with the next verse.) and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. By that time the temple is there. Don’t think it is going to take a long time to build that temple. They are not going to go by regulations. The state has studied building a bridge over the Ohio River for forty years before they finally got the job done, but it will not be that way when it is time to build the temple. Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and them that worship therein. (Rise and measure what? Measure who?) But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (That is the last three and half years of Daniel’s 70th Week. This ends the prophets’ message of the first three and half years. It is over.) And I will give power unto my two witnesses. That is authority. That is not armed firepower. That is God power. It is the word of their mouth. God gives them authority to do what they will because He trusts them. Do you know why? Because in their mouth it was sweet as honey, but in their belly it was bitter. Because it is against their own nation and they care for their nation. But they are pronouncing judgment. This is Moses and Elijah, the two witnesses. Bro. Jackson saw it in a dream a few years before he died. He was there with his family. He heard a blast and told everybody to get away from the window. He didn’t know what it was. He went to the window and looked out. There he saw two men about forty years old: Moses and Elijah. He saw it in the form of a dream. We are beginning to see it in a natural form. Revelation 11:3 goes back to Revelation 10:11. This is the little book, the finishing up of it. Go to Ezekiel 2:9-10 and we will see something about what is written in this little book. And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; (and he opened it up. See? It is open.) And he spread it before me; (It was in a roll when it came to him, but now it is open.) and it was written within and without: and there was written therein (That is on the inside of it, written therein.) Lamentations, and mourning, and woe. That is what is on the inside of it. The same thing that was told John in the 10th verse. It will make your belly bitter, but it will be in your mouth sweet as honey. What makes it so sweet? They know it is the truth. But after it was eaten, then what? Lamentations, mourning, and woe. Whenever those two prophets are killed, those three woes happen immediately. One woe. Two woes. Three woes, all happening in the same area of time.  

Ezekiel Sees The Picture 

I want to go on to look at some scriptures I have not looked into yet that are part of my message. Ezekiel 10:8-22. Verse 8, And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings. 9. And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. 10. And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. 11. When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went. 12. And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. 14. And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. 15. And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. 16. And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them. 17. When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them. 18. Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. 19. And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. 20. This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims. 21. Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings. 22. And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.  

What is Ezekiel talking about here? God has given each of these prophets in the Old Testament a little further revelation, and a little deeper look into this picture. Ezekiel sees the faces here. The faces are not recorded in exactly the same order it is in Revelation. John had the clearest and deepest look of all. But I remember Bro. Jackson going over this. God is revealing himself a little more to each prophet until we get to Revelation itself. 

Isaiah Sees The Picture 

I want to go to Isaiah 6:1-8 now and look at how Isaiah saw this picture. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. See, the covering is from the face to the feet. Isaiah was about 200 years before Ezekiel, and he saw less of the picture. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, and the Lord of hosts. At this time and even in the Book of Kings and in the Book of Samuel, whenever someone saw the presence of the Lord or an angel of the Lord, they thought it was God. What did they say? “I have seen the face of God, and I was not killed.” Their understanding was not complete yet. Isaiah has that same feeling about him: “Here I am, a man of unclean lips.” God had a remedy for that. You feel Him tonight. The way you feel inside, God has a remedy for that.  

We have to begin to believe Him and not let the devil say you are nothing. If we let the devil convince us of that, we become a failure. I am not talking about making us feel like we are something in this world, I am talking about God making us feel like we mean something to Him, in His presence. He is deity and that same deity lives within us. It does not make us deity, but it makes us children of God. How can we be children of God and not have deity living with us, which is the Holy Ghost. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Isaiah is feeling the weight of his sin after He has seen the great presence of God. God has spoken to him in the first five chapters of the Book of Isaiah. But it is in the 6th chapter that he begins to feel unworthy, and God does something about that. He will do something for you tonight and for me whenever we begin to feel low or feel left out, when we feel this thing is moving beyond us. Isaiah said, “Woe is me, for I feel undone.” God’s prophet is feeling that way because he can never feel completely clean. There is no way the Jewish people could feel that way. Look at the disciples. Jesus did not choose a bunch of holy men. He was the only one that was holy among them. But they were still His choice. It took Him to do something to take their guilt away, to make them clean. Then said I, woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, and the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. That is spiritual. It is a living God. We serve a living God. And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. What freedom that a man could feel in that! You never feel ready until God touches you and takes away that old nature, that old man with all his deeds. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. He is now ready.  

Zechariah Sees The Picture 

Let us go over to Zechariah now. Zechariah and Daniel are called minor prophets, but there is nothing minor about them. They both had a look into this same picture. Both have compiled a book concerning what they saw. Zechariah 1:7, Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, (That would be February to us.) which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. (See? Zechariah is seeing a little bit more of the picture, but the whole picture is compiled in Revelation.) Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these be. If you look at this and compare it to the Book of Revelation, you see there is never a question in John’s heart because he had the Holy Ghost. John was in the presence of the Lord on the Lord’s day. There is a difference. There is a difference, not necessarily in the man, but in the spirit in the man. John had the word of the Lord just like Isaiah did, there is something missing that Isaiah and Zechariah and the Old Testament prophets could never attain to. Even with John the Baptist could not attain it. But you see once the Holy Spirited settled within them, Peter, John, Paul and they of the New Testament, they had no questions. They had answers. Brothers and sisters, we have answers tonight. We do not have a bunch of questions. We are not questioning the scriptures, we are waiting on the answer. We do not have to say, “Lord, show me more, show me more, give me more.” It comes as the Spirit moves within us to let us know what hour we are in because God is keeping the record up to date. When the news comes out, we will already ahead of it. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. And they answered the angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? (How long is it going to be? God does not give Zechariah a complete answer. But Zechariah is saying the same thing that Daniel said, because Daniel read in Jeremiah that there was going to be seventy years of captivity for Judah.) And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. Two thousand five hundred years ago this happened. Time does not mean anything with God because there is no end to eternity. We live in time, but eternal life is in us. This life within us, the same that was in Jesus, it will take us up in the rapture. If you are right with God and living in truth, you do not have to worry about a resurrection, it will come. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, (That is a promise.) saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. (This is the same thing John saw: he was commanded to measure the house.) Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. This is a prophet two thousand five hundred years ago speaking as though it is right now. We are talking about an on time God, God is always on time because He does not work in time. Zechariah 4:1, And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick (That is a menorah. Israel already has that. It is not in the making, it is already made. This is it. (chart) This menorah represents the church ages. It is an Israeli emblem, but it represents the seven candlesticks, which you see in Revelation 1, it is the seven church ages. The Jews do not realize that.) all of gold, (That is what it is. They are ready to place that in the temple. The Temple Institute has been preparing this stuff for years now, which we went through while we were in Israel. The shewbread table, we saw it. It is already there. The linen britches. There are Jewish rabbis working on creating these things. God is preparing His house. He is preparing His word. God does not move without His word. A candlestick of gold...) with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereof, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, (We know what the olive trees are, they represent those two prophets. See? This is all related to Revelation 10. We have drawn a circle around Revelation 10 like spokes of a wheel. When you have the spokes added into the hub, then you have the wheel.) one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my Lord? He did not understand, it was not meant to be understood in his time. God gave the Book of Revelation to John in 96 AD, but the understanding was not for his time. Paul did not understand what we do. He understood a lot about the end, but he did not understand these things. It was not given yet. That is what I mean by it, the understanding was not there. John is told to write what he sees, but he does not understand what he saw. It was not time, the seals were not opened. I am emphasizing that because there is something there that happened in 1963. That is when the church world of denominations went into darkness. That was proven when Bro. Branham preached the Church Ages in 1960. In 1960 there was still just a little bit of light left in the Laodicean age as it was shown on by the light that came into the tabernacle. In 1960 we had not yet come to breaking of the first six seals which was in 1963. The seals had something to do with the light going out of Laodicea. It stopped it. I know it took a little time for it to fizzle out, but what did they do? In 1964, President Johnson enacted a law that said can no longer talk about politicians in the church. I have said some things in this message that I am not supposed to say because they can take away your church status, your tax exemption. I am not talking politics, but this is one thing that Trump has said he would repeal it. 

Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? (He is speaking now of the temple and the city that they were getting ready to build at that time, but this next part has nothing to do with it.) before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, (It goes back to the prophecy, the headstone, who is it? The headstone is Jesus Christ.) crying, Grace, grace unto it. Now I will go to chapter 6. Verse 1, And I turned and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. (Judgment. Brass is a hard substance.) In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? You can go to the 6th chapter of Revelation, John asked no questions when he saw this part. That is the difference in the spirit of God living in a person and the spirit of God speaking to a person. The prophets were moved by the Holy Ghost. Jesus said of John, there was no greater prophet, because he was the introducer of the Lord Jesus Christ. No greater prophet has ever lived than that of John, yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. We do not feel like it, but that is the word of the Lord, we cannot help that. And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; (That would be Syria.) and the white go forth after them; (It continues on. That is the way it happened. It goes right on into Rome.) and the grisled go forth toward the south country. (Which would be Egypt, those countries like north Africa.) And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.  

John Sees The Picture 

Let us go back to Revelation 10. Verse 8, And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again. This is the same voice that he heard at the beginning of Revelation. Whose voice is it? It is God’s voice. Jesus shouted, he cried, but then what takes over? A voice greater. Let us go back to the 5th verse and see. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, (he swore by God) who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. (Or no longer delay.) And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. (See, this is even a stronger voice. Jesus is not a ventriloquist.) And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said (This is Jesus Christ speaking now, people get it mixed up. They have not learned to differentiate between voices.) unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’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. Jesus is here in angelic form, but John hears a voice from heaven. This is God speaking, He is in authority. That is the reason why John says, “the voice which I heard from heaven”. 

Let me go back to the 4th verse again. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. Jesus Christ now knows the finishing of His mission to mankind. Salvation is over. The darkness has arrived. The voices of the thunders is closed. “Seal up those things”, that is God sealing it, it is over to the Gentiles. Some may say “I better tell all my children, I better tell all my loved ones.” Only God can change man. It is not how much we yearn or how much we long for it. Whenever this thing is over and we enter into the Millennium, we are changed. There will never be another worry. There will never be another dread. It is over. Do your crying now, do your wishing now, do your hoping now. When that time comes, it is over. They have a hope right now, but they have to listen, because every one that is in this scroll here will have taken on the word of God. I am not bragging about it. I am sincere about it. They must believe the same thing you do. There are not two messages. So what does he do when it is over for the Gentiles? He goes on to chapter 11. What was it in chapter 11? The Menorah. The two witnesses. This is now for Israel. It is done for Gentiles. Because chapter 11 is the two prophets, see the two trees represented there, this is those two men. They are drawing from that Spirit because God is a Spirit. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, (See? He is going now into the last three and half years because the message is over.) for it is given unto the Gentiles: (For three and one half years.) and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Three and one half years, 1260 days. A time, times, and half a time. That confuses man, but the wise understand. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, (There they stand in sackcloth. See how they are dressed. In sackcloth, sackcloth is judgment.) and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. They are not going to be ordinary men and they are not going to look like ordinary men. But my, what power they have. The miraculous is coming out of their mouth. From here you go back to the 8th chapter, and the first four trumpets are the same as these verses of chapter 11, verse 3 down through verse 7. They shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days clothed in sackcloth. Why did he say that? Because they are not ordinary men. John the Baptist did not even wear that. Why are they there? Because Daniel 9:27 has happened. It is when the European Beast System and the Jewish leadership make an agreement because something has happened in the Middle East that scares that Jewish leadership. Something dynamic happened that caused them to say, “We cannot have this anymore,” so they sign their death warrant: the covenant with the beast. After the Holocaust the Jews said, “Never again,” but according to Revelation 6:9-11 it is going to happen again. These are the two olive trees… This is where the oil is poured, the anointing of God that strikes their being. These two prophets have more than what John the Baptist had because they have the Holy Ghost. They recognize the Lord. Because they cry out and say, “Where did you get those scars in your hand?” He will reply, “In the house of my friends.” That is when He shows himself to Israel. He is not doing that because He wants to condemn them, because He said those which I received in the house of my friends, Zechariah 12, Zechariah 13. Israel will go and mourn for him, like it was their firstborn child that they are mourning for.) and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. It is all related, the seventh seal and the seven trumpets are related. That is the reason it is put in there as it is. When he had opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. The next verse tells you there is seven trumpets preparing to sound. Then he goes back to the Bride, and then after he goes to the Bride he ends with those trumpets beginning to sound. What are we going to do? We will rejoice when we begin to see this. If that does not give you rapturing faith, you will never have any. I was asked the question, will the whole world see that? Yes, they will not see the Bride but they will see these two prophets. Why do I know that? Let me read the 12th verse. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. Television, the internet. I will pick this up later. It is hard to stop, but I will. It will be continued. God bless you. 

Getting Ready For The Rapture Part 9

This is the last few words of July Issue. When you start out to be something you were not ordained to be, there is always a problem. You can always get followers. I am not after followers. I am after truth, and I am after people to be able to understand it in this end time, because all who are ready will be going, and we are all going to go together. I am not picking and choosing who is going to be ready, but I am looking at something that must happen: in order for us to rule and reign. I know I have a responsibility. Your responsibility is not the same as mine. I remember Bro. David Spurlock: before he became a Christian. Bro. Bud and I worked with him, and his brother. We worked with them for maybe two years or so. Then: all of a sudden, they got interested and came here one Thursday night. I was the one preaching. The reason I remembered it, they mentioned it to me, that I preached on Ruth. That was thirteen years ago. I have seen him here ever since then, and I have seen spiritual growth in him. Growth in him and his family; his wife and the little girls that love the Lord. That is the reason he has a testimony this morning, there is nothing between them and the Lord. We have to wipe it all out and get rid of it. I hate bugs on my windshield, but they get there because that is what bugs do. They mess up my windshield, but I don’t get mad curse them: I know they have a job to do, and I have a job also. We just cannot allow: as the old saying goes, and allow ourselves to fly off the handle. Everything that we are confronted with disturbs us at times; so we just have to become settled all the time. If somebody wants to pass you out here on the highway; when they crowd you, just let them go on by. As long as you are not exceeding the speed limit: you are alright. On my way, here Thursday; up near Hamburg, a woman pulled out into my lane, and I could see her mouthing that she was sorry. I went on up and another one pulled out. He did not say he was sorry. I had gone one block and almost got hit by another one twice, but I did not. I just praised the Lord for keeping me safe from that. I could have gotten mad, but no: I just let them go. Those things are just a test. Our enemy is always doing things for the purpose of seeing just how we will react. He is looking for a weakness in our determination to serve the Lord in truth and righteousness. He is always trying you; looking for a weakness. to see how you are going to react. I knew the woman was sorry, I could see her apologizing as she went by. She was wrong, but I could have reacted differently and been wrong also. “Ye have heard how I said unto you: I go away, and come again unto you.” That is the important thing, I come again unto you. How is He going to do that? He was going to raise from the dead. If Jesus had gone to the cross and been crucified, and raised from the dead, and that was all there was to it, it would not have freed anyone, but He said: I will send you another Comforter. He knew He had comforted those disciples. They had seen the sea calmed, and seen Him walk on the water, seen Him feed five thousand. They had been with Him when He healed Lazarus. Was that not something special? Would that not have been something really special? Here Lazarus came right out of the grave. I remember Bro. Neville saying one time: he used to be pastor at the Tabernacle: he said, Jesus said loose him and let him go. He said John looked over at Peter, and said, you go ahead. His sisters had already said, he stinks. Resurrection took the stink away: just like the three Hebrew children as they were put into the fiery furnace. Why were they put there? It was because they would not obey a mortal man. When the law decides: they are going to take on the saints of God, but they are going to have a handful of trouble. Those three Hebrew children did not do a thing: they just went. If God lets us die in there, we will die, but we are not going to listen to you. That is what I am saying this morning. You go ahead and do what you have to do, but Faith Assembly has been taught better. I do not want that worldly mess coming in these doors. No way: do I want it in here. “If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” That sure knocks Jesus out of being God. Right? Go ahead and believe that, if you must, and we will see who comes out on top. “And now I have told you before it come to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe.” He then said, "Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.” I want to go to 2nd Samuel, chapter 12. This is a story of David. I will give a little background for it. David had made a big blunder. I could say mistake, but it is a blunder. He had taken a young man’s life, and also committed adultery with his wife. She was expecting a child. This man was a Hittite. Anybody that went to Israel with all their heart, they were accounted among the Jews. Oh, he was just an old Hittite. That is alright, but God has a recorder that keeps turning until it hits the stop button. That is where this was: It was at the stop button. Here came somebody that was not afraid of the Word of God, to speak to whoever it is to. His name Was Nathan. Our youngest son is named David Nathan. Mary Lou wanted to name him David. I said well, I would like his middle name to be Nathan. She said, where is that in the Bible. I turned to where it said, and David turned to Nathan. Here it is. He has come before David to correct something. What he did, was take an illustration; a parable. He said; there was this man: a ruler, an important man: a really important man. Really, really important man. I want you to get that. Here comes this prophet, speaking to him. He said this man that was really important, had all these ewe lambs, he took the travelers lamb, this poor man’s lamb instead of one of his own. He went ahead and explained it to him, and David got angry and said: I will have that man’s head. But the Spirit of God was there. Nathan looked at David and said, you are the man. That took courage. Now we will start reading the 16th verse. She was expecting a child by him. He had tried every way he could to get this man on the battlefield and get him to come into his wife, but instead he went out and got drunk and stayed with the soldiers. He did this two nights straight. David put him in the hottest of battles. He was not the best soldier there was. He put him up against the wall and had him killed. Now there are two things against him. “David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.” You will find this in Psalm 51. Here is the king, so sorry for what he has done. It grips his heart. “And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them. And it came to pass on the seventh day, (This went on for seven days.) that the child died. The servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?” They were afraid to tell him. They were afraid of what he would do when he found out the child had died after he had waited seven days, laying upon the earth. He did not have a bath, and did not eat any bread that was a meal. “Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshiped: (It is time for Faith Assembly, and many have caught on, but it is time for others to catch on: they can just grieve so long. That one that is gone on is not grieving. Do you think Bro. and Sis. Jackson are grieving this morning? They are happy! Do you think Bro. and Sis. Pixley are grieving this morning? Well you are talking like they are still alive. They are! They are just in another form this morning: one day to come back and get their body. They are not little spirits out there, they have a body God has given them until the real body comes, which will come up from the earth. I will rise again. David arose and washed himself and changed his apparel. That is what we have to do, change this old apparel. He went to the house of the Lord and worshiped.) Then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.” He was changing: he has changed everything of the physical. One thing about it, he let some things rest. You may say this morning: you don’t understand my circumstances. God is wanting to help you in your situation. He is not out to destroy, He is out to help, but we let the devil destroy our testimony sometimes. The others, they did not know what to do with this. This is different. Four days ago, five days ago, six or seven days ago, look at him. Now he comes and they are beginning to be critical. Get out! Get before the Lord and anoint yourself. Then worship. Worship! Let bygones be bygones. “Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? Thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread, and he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? (No: I am saying today, you cannot bring them back.) I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” Brother: we can go to those that have passed on, but we cannot bring them back to us. They have tried that with Bro. Branham for so long, it will soon be fifty years. They have waited at the grave site; for him to arise, but that is vain. Every Easter they have stood by the grave site waiting for Bro. Branham to come back. They even dug a hole. I saw the place. I dreamed about the place. They dug a hole and were going to put a telephone down there for him. I could have been in the same place if it were not for the grace of God. I often said: they mentioned Bro. Branham’s name at the Tabernacle; nine times to Jesus Christ one time. I was there: I was among them, but I could not swallow it. It choked me to think about it. I had to get away from all of that. When I had that dream, I went back one more time. When I saw what was going on: that was my last time. They were playing Bro. Branham’s tapes. Bro. Branham would say Amen, and everybody would say Amen. He would say; raise your hands, and everyone would raise their hands. There happened to be someone over there; that said Amen out of tine, and everybody turned to look at him. You just did not say it until when he said it. I could not take that: I could not swallow it. I like refried beans: because I like Mexican food, but I do not like refried leftovers. Don’t keep feeding them to me. There are seven or eight hundred tapes: I don’t know how many there are. They play them every Sunday. Many have left: young people have left, also older people have left. They just have a handful now, because they had to worship a man. They just could not do what David did: They could not get up and say: let us go on. No, their attitude was: we will make a museum out of this place, because this is where the food is stored. Bro. Branham said it was the storehouse: but he also told a certain man that was playing tapes: he and four or five others were getting together. One was real close to Bro. Branham; he was the one that told me. They were getting together and playing tapes while Bro. Branham was still living, and he rebuked him: Don’t do that. I don’t care if you play a tape by yourself, but don’t get together and start playing tapes. He rebuked him. That man told me he did. The man is dead now: The man was Bank Woods, and he was the one that told me. He was very close to Bro. Branham. God is alive. I say; there is wisdom in those tapes, but if the tape is all you are going to go by, then you are way behind time. You had better get it right while you can!I have some different scriptures to deal with tonight. I was in St. John this morning, but now I want to turn to Matthew. As we look at these scriptures, Jesus has upbraided Capernaum. He talks to them about the mighty works that have been done. He has been in that area of the world for many trips, because Cana is not all that far from Galilee; just a few miles. Cana is a city connected to Nazareth. Nazareth is not too far either, just a little way. You can see where they were going to throw Jesus off the bluff there, and you can see Megiddo. Look over that valley there: where the last war will be fought by mankind. When God takes over, there will not be any war. He is going to drop His bombs which will destroy wicked mankind. When He gets through: the Bible says there will be few men left upon the earth. That is what I used when I was preaching about the seven women taking hold of one man. Every subject I have taken like that has been criticized. That is alright. It must have results, because people are afraid; of the word. They just want you to settle in and not have anything to say up until the seven thunders speak. That is not the way it works. The seven thunders will come, and that is the end of prophecy. When they come, there will be no more need of prophesy. That ends prophecy. That is when the Bride is getting ready to leave here. One of these days she is going to leave here: I believe that! I not only believe that: I feel that tonight! The anointing is here right now, and I praise the Lord for that! Jesus said: rebuke these people for their unbelief. He said: if the mighty works had been done in certain places, even in Sodom, that have been done in these places, then it would have remained unto that day. The thing about it is, a son of God was there. He did not O.K. what Sodom had become: because that was God’s choice to take it out. He is saying: that when the presence of the Lord, in Jesus was here. He carried the presence of God because He was: and He is the Word made manifest. He said: if you believe in God, you must also believe in me. He made Himself; not God, but He made Himself to be the Son of God: which we know He was. We are on a lesser portion than that: we are sons and daughters of God also: after our new birth. Why would there not be something good come from our lives? I want to encourage your heart in that: so you will be able to see that you do amount to something: so do not cut the presence of the Lord short. Don’t let it just be a small thing: let it be precious. If He ever touches you just a little bit, grasp on to it, because there is more to come. Any amount of the anointing that you have upon you, is something to appreciate and praise Him for. His presence is better than anything the whole world has to offer. He said; if you gain the whole world and lose your soul: what has it profited you? What is more precious and profitable than our spiritual soul? I will start reading in verse 25 of the 11th chapter. “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, (Do you wonder why He was praying that way? He was recognizing His Father as the Supreme One.) Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemeth good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my father: (All He was, or would ever be to the Church; was handed to Him by the Father.) neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, (If we would stop there, we would be in a very terrible condition, but He says more.) and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.” So, we have to have revelation. We have to have something to push us on. We cannot allow ourselves to get in a stalemate, just hum drum, or something of that nature. “Come unto me, all ye that labor. (He is not talking about physical labor, He is talking about our lives, something we might be laboring with, something that has kept us from the potential that God has prepared for us: because God has a potential for our lives. Sometimes we labor with situations, trials and tests. God does not want it to be like that. He does not want it to go on like that. You can just labor so long. Really: it is the devil putting a cloud over us, over the light God has made available to His children. Here is the cloud, and here is the light, and we have obscured the light with a cloud.) and are heavy laden, (I have seen animals when I was a boy, that is what they worked with, horses. I have seen those poor horses in the woods pulling out logs. They used every muscle they had to strain and get those logs out of there. Sometimes they had to use help: by cutting off a limb so big around, and putting it under the log: to keep shifting it until it rolled where they wanted it, otherwise they could not make it. That is being laden. Sometimes we are pulled between two opinions to the point we are heavy laden. But then Jesus is really saying something there, He is not here in person, but that does not make any difference. The same Spirit that was within Jesus, is the Spirit that is within us. It is the Spirit of God, or the Holy Ghost, whichever you want to say. It is the Holy Ghost within us: that we can lay our cares and burdens upon. He cares for us. He cares more for us than we care for our self. remember before and at the time Bro. Branham died. I had been here for three summers. As I said this morning, out of ten times anyone was mentioned, it was Bro. Branham: nine and Jesus one. There are some people here that know what I am talking about, because you were there. It did not affect me. I did not believe it, because: as the song goes: Lift Him higher, not a man but Jesus Christ. It was the grace of God that kept me and others from getting in that same man worshipping rut. Look where we would have been now. It is decisions we make along the way: that is fashioning our experience with God. Sometimes you just have to depend completely upon the Spirit of God to make your decisions. The Bible speaks about groanings that cannot be uttered. All you can do is just groan because you don’t really know what words to say: it is just not in your vocabulary.Sometimes burdens will come upon you, and you don’t know why. You feel like it might be for someone else. I have a nephew that was in the Air Force. He came to our place when we lived in Jeffersonville: on Hopkins Lane. There was just a burden that came over me and would not leave. It was on me for three days. He thought I was being unfriendly, but it was for him. I did not cry, but I wanted to. God will sometimes deal with you for other people: simply because we are not our own. We are a family. As Bro. Kevin has talked about the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians, how we are compressed together. Really: it is like being welded together. When someone is weak: you feel that weakness. Sometimes people think you are lashing out: but no, it is a waking up situation. As I said about my mom: while I was going to high school, she would say: get up, it is going on eight o’clock and it was only five after seven. She knew she was going to have to deal with that. She did not want me to miss the bus, but a few times I did and then I would have to hitch hike for seven miles. That is the way it is with young people. It was not that I was staying out all night. There was not anything to stay out for: unless you wanted to stand out in the dark somewhere. My mom was merciful. She wanted me to make something worthwhile of myself. I am sure there is nobody here that your mom wanted to be a failure. Where am I going with this? There were not many people: when I was growing up, that went to high school. There was not many that finished grade school back then. I remember when WW2 was over, there were some boys returned home; that were just about grown, but their parents felt like they needed to get back in school. They were already sixteen years old and had a model T car. They did not know where to put them in school: because they had not been there before. I remember one boy that had a car, and they put him in the 5th grade because they did not know where to put him. What they had been doing; was working. There were boys back then that were strong as an ox. Some had even worked at saw mills. If we let our past determine our future, and let yesterday, or a year ago, or even five years ago, determine what we are going to be in the future: that will not work. James said don’t even plan on the future: what you are going to be doing. I believe a year from now: things are going to be much different. You can just push God to a certain point, and that is what some are doing. They are determining law, but there is always a Supreme Court Justice, and it is not a bunch of half-baked men and women that the Supreme Court is made up of that is going to determine the outcome. He said, I will give you rest. If we are having trouble in this flesh tonight, there is a place in Him for rest. As Paul said, there remaineth a rest for the children of God and that rest is in the Spirit of God. “Take my yoke upon you, (What a pleasant thing, take my yoke upon you. Do not allow yourself to be yoked to something else. Don’t be yoked to some burden or to somebody that is going to drag you down. Sometimes we get with people that have the same burdens we do. They are not going to help us. If you come to me for help, and I have all kinds of things that I need to be put away, all these feelings and everything that need to be dealt with: how am I going to help you? Of course, people do come to us, and why would they not: if they did not think they could get some help? Our brothers and sisters are right: when they feel that they can get some help from the ministry. I am just a man, Bro. Kevin is a man: we are not gods. We are not somebody to bow down before, but it is what we represent; that makes us able to help some. It is the life that we all live that counts. That is what is going to shine in the end time: if God has first place in our lives. We have to have some positivity about us. There is a preacher by the name of Pierce e, I believe it was. He made a living on positive thinking. That is where Schuler and his bunch came from. That was good to one extent, but you have to have something more than just positive thinking, you have to have something inside you to go with that. There are a lot of people that have positive thinking. They just don’t believe anything they do is going to fail. I think that is the reason Trump has gone up so high in the polls. They asked him the other day about what he believed about God and he referred to that man I was talking about. Just to have positive thinking on its own is not going to do much good spiritually. We have to have something to go with that, and that has to be the Spirit of God. Positive thinking can heal your body: it can, but it cannot heal your soul. That requires a spiritual experience. Take my yoke upon you; Jesus said. If we have yoked our self with some other thing or some other meaning, we need to throw that yoke off and get yoked with Him. He is talking about burdens. I thought about what Bro. Kevin said to Ashley, why don’t you try the Lord first? I did not notice her limping when she came up on the stage tonight. Put some oomph behind it. I think it is the Marines that call it grunts. My brother was in the Marines, in WW2: he was in Guam. While preparing him for the battle, they put him through tunnels, and they set off hand grenades close to them while they were in the tunnels until his ears even bled. That is a rough way to prepare for war, but that is not even half of what it is in the battle. Jesus is trying to take the sting off, even the sting of death, so that we do not get discouraged. His yoke is easy. “And ye shall find rest unto your souls.” What a good word! It works! Rest! When I worked at Ford: the first six weeks for ten hours a day, there was no relief. You could not even go to the bathroom. Finally, after six weeks, I got a relief man. I was using a screw gun, and my hands swelled so much that it would take two hours in the morning; for them to limber up so that I could have movement in them. I needed a job. I felt that God gave me that job. After six months Bro. Wells was hired. He started out working with me. When he first started working with me, I was worn out, and he was running to keep up. I was worn out. The boss came by and said, son, you don’t have to run. He changed the job around and put some here and brought some better ones to us. I don’t know if he remembers that. Anyway, it made the load lighter. I was not going to give up, but I sure needed help. Do you need help tonight? You cannot carry all these things by yourself! Don’t even try! When you have Jesus yoked with you: He is carrying the load; not all of it. He is going to make it easier, but He is not going to take all the load off and let us loaf. “For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” That is instruction for all time, and especially for the time we are living in, because there are things coming our way; that we will have to deal with. I want to go to Hebrews the 12th chapter. In the last part of the chapter 11, verse 37 tells us “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.” Brother Branham said he would preach the Word if he had to do it with soda crackers and branch water. Bro. Jackson said that Paul ate rats in order to preach the gospel. We have it pretty good. We can go down here to a Smorgasbord on most any Street. “And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.” They waited for it. They were waiting for Him; they did not know when He was going to come. Nevertheless, they endured. “God having provided some better thing for us, (These people have not the spirit of God dwelling in them, but they had something inside. They had determination. As we see how the world is going tonight, and as we see what is being pushed on people, you wonder how long it will be before they are standing on our doorsteps. What is our answer going to be? I saw three people on the news tonight; talking about the woman in Kentucky, oh that is the law, that is the law. Whose law? The devil’s law, that is whose it is. We just as well be truthful about it. Without God in it, it is something that five rebated people pushed through. What do I mean by five? There were five out of the nine in the Supreme Court. And that is the law. That is not the law, there is somebody bigger than that. He is the Supreme One. People are going to be screaming and crying for the mountains to fall on them, hiding in dens and caves, whatever they can find to hide from Him that is coming back.) that they without us should not be made perfect.” It takes the church of the living God to perfect the whole thing. Us, you, you, you, and I, we are ones God is perfecting for this hour. And you listening on the internet. That should make us feel important, that they, all the trials, sorrow that they were persecuted with, without us could not be made perfect. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside the every weight, (the yoke. Do you know what weight does? It puts strain all the way to the feet. Lay aside every weight. Well, I will lay one down. It said every one.) and the sin (We know what sin is. Am I talking about getting out here carousing? No. Sin is unbelief. If you don’t believe that God can help you and pull you up, that is unbelief. It becomes sin. Well I just don’t know how I am going to make it. Yes you do, you are going to believe the word and be pulled out. We don’t have to walk in the ditch.) which doth so easily beset us, and let us run (you can’t run with weights, it may be good for training, but it is not good for a race. Can you imagine somebody running with ten pounds on each foot having to drag that along? Or chains with some kind of weight on it.) with patience the race that is set before us.” What kind of race. The race that is set before each one of us as individuals. My race is not yours. Your race is not mine. But we are all running together. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; (There have been a lot of sermons preached on that, but it goes deeper than that. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. He was the one that began it. He is the very author of our faith and the finisher. The Bible says we are complete in Him. We start in Him and we finish in Him.) who for the joy (He is looking beyond the grave. He is saying to the disciples as I read this morning, peace I give to you, my peace I give unto you. Who for the joy...) that was set before Him endured the cross, (It wasn’t easy. Just imagine to go through all He went through and Him not guilty of any of it. A bunch of religious people wanted it because He healed on the Sabbath day. His disciples went through a field and picked grains of corn on the Sabbath day. You can see that religious group getting madder and madder and madder. Then He comes in and turns over the changers of money tables and let their doves loose, told them to get the animals out of there. He said, my Father’s house shall be a house of prayer, you have made it a den of thieves. He didn’t have any good thing to say about the religionists of that day. We have had people come here and say, well you just criticize too much. No, we are just trying to let people know how God expects us to live.) despising the same, (Now here is the good part, here is the joy.) And is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” To sit down at the right hand of the throne of God shows that God accepted Him. God is seeking to accept each of us tonight. But we have to be attentive to Him. I was just sitting in a chair last night and I seen something that I used to see often, a light appeared on the wall as I was thinking of Him, and I felt His presence. He wants to show us He cares about us, He cares for us, He takes care of us. “For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” It was the contradiction of sinners and the Law, and the Pharisees, those people that didn’t agree with anything He did. Contradiction all the way to the cross. There they stood, let Him be crucified. “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which seemeth unto you as unto children, My Son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him.” Sometimes when we feel low, it is just a little warning for us. God is not just going to be what you want Him to be at all times. Do you always shout when you feel like it? Do you always raise your hands when you feel like it? That is not it. It said raise your hands, it said to praise the Lord and we do that even if we don’t feel it, because that brings on the feeling. That brings on the happiness. I never ask Bro. Kevin how he feels, but I am sure as others, we go through dry spots but we don’t let everybody know about it and we don’t let the devil know about it. He doesn’t know your mind because we have the mind of Christ. He doesn’t know that mind because we don’t owe him anything. “For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening God dealt with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not?” Every child is not dealt with the same way. Some children when they are growing up just need a little bit of scolding, or a little slap on the behind. Of course, that is against the law, whose law? Not against the law of God. I remember school teachers used to whip. The children didn’t want to let their parents know about it because they would get another one. “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” God wants us to show Him respect every once in a while. He has to correct us, but He doesn’t correct us to the point that we just give in. Don’t be corrected a year, two, or five years, find out why the correction is there and so something about it. David, after he had done what he did, as I said this morning, God showed that he deserved death, but He said I forgive you. But He said the sword would never leave your house. I am saying tonight, God forgives you. I am saying this as plain as I can tonight, God forgives you, pick up the pieces and go on. I don’t know how much plainer I can say it. When the devil comes knocking, tell him to go on, he has plenty of room to work out there, he doesn’t have to work in me. The apostle Paul was pretty smart for that time. The wisdom God gave him as never diminished. We live on the word the apostle Paul preached, because he was preaching to the Gentiles. "Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; (I hope my dad didn’t have pleasure in that, but it means after his will, after his determination.) but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.” That is what we want, we want to be part of the holiness of God. As He said, without holiness no man shall see the Lord. “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; (That is what the Spirit of God will do. It will straighten your back.) And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.” May God bless you. Prayer.I was just thinking on some different things this morning as I was thinking about the message. I remembered how Bro. Jackson, not too long before he passed away, he walked down the aisle and stood by a certain row of seats, he was standing right beside some people who left. He said, there could be tares in our midst. He had already told some of us that he would probably be mentioning names, but he didn’t. He just stood there and leaned upon the seat of some of these people he had dreamed about. He had a dream and saw the ones that would leave. Some left before he passed away and others left after he passed away. Now most of them are dead. It doesn’t pay to sit in the midst of a people and not believe. If there is some other motive, something else in the person’s mind, the Bible said, be sure that your sins will find you out. Sin is unbelief. That was eleven years ago. It was about this time eleven years ago that he began to preach the Seals. He preached sixteen messages on the Seals. It was around convention time. He has been gone now for eleven years. The message lives on. Bro. Branham said God takes his messenger, but He doesn’t take His Spirit. So as Bro. Kevin was preaching the other night, there are people that feel they are pulling something over on people. Something is getting ready to give, and some people are getting ready to be shown up for what they are, and for what they have done. He didn’t mention any names and I am not going to mention any names either, but it is not far away of what he was talking about. It is happening now among people who should know better. When Bro. Branham was here, he preached truth to these people and it has become a mockery now, just a mockery. They have money, but they lost something else, something more precious than money. The Bible said if you gain the whole world and lose your soul, then you are in bad shape. It is better to never have believed than to be able to sit in truth and not receive. You are better off not to have darkened the door of the fellowship of saints than to go away and criticize or have some other motive in your mind other than truth. I say these words, but I believe the Spirit of God is speaking to some. Don’t have another motive in your mind, just come among the saints and surrender. Surrender all, then everything will be alright. I am not going to stand at the door and say, don’t come in. But some day the Holy Ghost will, because I see that in the 4th chapter of Acts where a couple that had experienced something in their life, then they turned and thought they would fool the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is not fooled because He looks right into the heart, from the top of the head right on down into the heart. He sees every motive. If people sit and unwillingly to surrender their heart and mind to the Lord, if there is something they have against somebody and are not willing to make that right, then it is not good. You may have everything under control, but if there is something you are holding against somebody that is not right, then you have a problem that I can’t solve. I don’t intend to. But God knows about it. When you go to Isaiah, and you go to Jeremiah and see the Jews being taken out of their land, the northern tribes were taken out during Isaiah’s time. The southern tribes which were Judah and so on, were taken out in Jeremiah’s time. He prophesied and said there would be seventy years, they would be out of the land. It was even prophesied under Isaiah, a hundred and fifty years or so before, that there would be a king named Cyrus. It even mentioned his name, that under his rule the Jews would go back home. But the Jews went back home with a different attitude. It took Nehemiah, and it took Joshua at that time, in order to get them to go back and build the temple. They went back and built their houses, but they didn’t build their temple. I saw this morning on the news, in Jerusalem, I didn’t catch a lot of it, but the temple mount was under attack. I don’t know, but it looked like some gunfire on the temple mount, because they had been having so much trouble. It is supposed to be that way. They are going to get that ground back and it is not like some of these preachers who think it is going to be a shared arrangement between the Arabs and the Jews. That mosque of Omar has to go, it is in the wrong place. It is not going to sit there, neither is that Al-Aqsa mosque. They claim that is where Mohammad is going to come back to. He never was there, why would he come back? Jesus was there, Jesus is going to come back. So today when I see something rising up in the Middle East, I am not discouraged. I am not discouraged about Iran getting a bomb because I know the outcome before it ever happens. Because I believe the scripture. God doesn’t fail. If we believe, He won’t fail us. He has us on His mind. We have Him on our mind and Him in our heart. To be able to fellowship with Him and sit in His presence is the best thing you will ever have. You may have a happy marriage, you may have a happy home, which is all good. But that won’t take care of your happiness in the Lord. He is here this morning to do something, to take care of our problems, not just our needs, but our problems. Whenever I pray for somebody, I believe that something is going to happen. It has happened, it is happening. God is our conduit. A couple weeks ago there was a transformer that went out and we didn’t have Sunday night service. God’s transformer doesn’t go out. There is the song, Central is never busy, always on the line. I heard that song when I was a boy. It came along when the telephone came out. I remember the old telephones that you had to ring. I probably never seen a telephone until I was six years old. My grandparents had one. It was a funny looking thing. That was the first apple, but that was the starting. I had to start someplace. This truth had to start some place. Whenever everything was in an uproar, it looked good in the 40's and 50's. but something was wrong. Something had to be corrected. I remember meetings when I was a boy in the Methodist Church. I remember 1948 and 1949, in the community there were raw sinners that never had gone to church. I remember my dad and my brother, my brother was a preacher. I remember them going to houses with men who couldn’t cope they were so convicted. I remember those days. They had to have prayer before they could even leave their house. I remember one man, for three days he couldn’t even eat because he was under conviction. People don’t know what that is anymore. It is lost. All they have to do is go and sign a little letter, you are alright. Go in the back room and have a little prayer. That doesn’t fix the problem. America has a problem today. Preachers are preaching there is going to be a revival in America. I believe that something is going to happen in America, but it has to be brought to it’s knees first. There are going to be a whole lot of people missing because it has to have something to bring it to it’s knees in order to be the nation that the Jews flee to. They are not going to leave one place and come to another one where it is all in an uproar. People will be glad to get across the border then. If this is the place, there has to be a house cleaning. I believe there will be because this was hewn out of a wilderness. I remember WW2, people brought pictures of boys that were in service and placed them on the pianos. They prayed for them. People weren’t afraid to pray. They weren’t afraid to be heard praying. Because the nation was in turmoil. I remember when Japan hit the Hawaiian Islands. I was four or five years old. Roosevelt declared war. We have a president (Obama) now that declares nothing, just talk. He draws the line. When I was a boy, when someone would want to fight they would draw a line in the dirt. If one was afraid, then he would draw back and draw another line. It just kept on until all at once it was not important. That is the way it is today, this thing is not important. Other countries are running over us, but they make laws here for same sex marriage. I never saw anything so idiotic and devilish. Sodom. I saw a documentary of Hitler on the war channel. That man was full of the devil. He had Catholic priests in his army. It is not good enough to be a good old boy today, God is not smiling on people because they are southern or because they are northern. People get stuffy, those Yankees. People still have animosity in them. I am glad our Sister Helena testified this morning. I am glad to have her and Bro. Charles here. They are an example, both of them. I am glad to have all you people here this morning. God has picked you. Why would I have animosity? They come out of WW1, then Hitler got the big idea he was going to do something because Germany was defeated. He was so hurt, so angry. He started out with a few people, that is the way these movements are. Most of Germany didn’t even know that Auschwitz even existed. I have been there. The evidence is still there. Open latrines, men and women both had to go there. One woman cleaned those things just in order to live. It showed a little boy running, trying to get away from that bunch of devils. He ran and jumped in there to die, all because that man thought he was going to do something. After a while, I guess it played on his mind what he was doing, but I don’t know if he had any mind, he got on dope, crystal meth. It wasn’t even known in America, they didn’t know what it was, but they do today. It got to the point that he couldn’t even get out of bed for two years before he died. He was making decisions while on that stuff, how he was going to treat the Jews, and that stuff took his mind. So, they began to experiment with Jews. They mixed that and two other ingredients, and with seventy-pound packs of rocks on their backs, they made them march. They watched just to see how long they could live. Most of them were three or four days, they dropped dead. They weren’t even fed because he was making an experiment. If there ever was a devil beside the pope, it was him. There have been some of those popes just as evil. So, he began to give this to his soldiers. There was a medication, one they put in people when they are dying, morphine. They began to give this to his soldiers and they were going a hundred miles a day. They got close to Russia and were marching through mud with ice in it, because they had that crystal meth with other drugs, along with morphine to kill the pain. They walked in the mud, that water and ice, some of them lost their feet and didn’t even realize their feet were gone until they fell. All because they were marching against Russia, all the time they were losing and Hitler didn’t even know it, he thought he was winning all along while he was really losing. Why am I saying that? Because there are things going on in this world today with people, as Bro. Branham said the time will come that in Washington they will be insane. Insanity rules the day in the schools. Some of these classes don’t have anything to do with education. It is just something that has been fixed up by the government in order to put young children, Kindergarten, they are teaching them if you don’t know what you are, boy or girl, you are alright, you can go to either bathroom you want. I grew up, there were boys that worked in WW2 that were six, seven, eight years old, whenever the war was over, they didn’t even know which class to put them in because they had worked all through that time. They grew up to be moral human beings. I remember 1973 they began to build pickup trucks at Ford, so they wanted a young work force. They hired a bunch of eighteen and nineteen-year-old boys. I have seen the line go down because somebody put something in it to break it. Those boys sat in a circle smoking pot and blowing it into each other’s mouths. If you reported them, they would have killed you. They wound up, most of them, quitting. One boy I remember, he thought of something every day in order to go home at lunch time. So, he got a call from somebody saying your mother is in the hospital, you need to go there. They came to find out that she worked in the hospital. This word sounds good to me, I think it is right, America is bound for a drubbing, is that a word? It sounds like one to me. That is why I say that America is going to have to have a revival, but not the way they think. It is going to be a forced thing. If God is going to get any morality out of America, He is going to have to do something. I am not demanding God, but I am saying He will do something. You don’t have to do anything because I said it, but there have been too many, along with Bro. Branham and George Washington, saying that they saw cities in America burning. It is at that state right now. Bro. Jackson said the red blooded American, somewhere in the midst of America, there is somebody in America that is going to rise up and say, that is enough. You might think I am getting loud, but they have to hear me overseas. It says in Galatians 4:4, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law. To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” God is going to visit His Jewish people. I know the government over there is worried. They are afraid because they have depended on the U.S. government. They have depended on the almighty dollar or their shekels. Shekels can’t save them. But on the wings of those airplanes, God has angels. They saw it during the Six Day War, and here we are, Sunday 13th, does that mean anything to you? There will be a partial eclipse today. This is a Jewish holiday. Something is going on in the inner being of God’s mind. His mind is working. Don’t ever forget it. Work on me Lord, work on my heart and mind. Forgive me Father. Make my life what you would have it to be, let it be clean in your presence. I am not a one day of the week Christian. I don’t believe anybody can be. I say that, that I don’t believe anybody can be, because I am sure. You have seen houses for sale. We need to put the shingle out of our lives, and say, sold out. That is when the dead is made. I know there can’t be gray areas in our lives, it can’t happen. Hitler wanted blonde headed, blue eyed people, I don’t know why, he wasn’t like that. He took some of his biggest and best and put them with women to have those children. Those children never knew mom or dad because they were taken and put in a nursery to live. Out of the twelve thousand, there weren’t any that lived. Can you imagine losing a war and he was the only one who thought they were winning. His generals told him to give up, we are losing, give up. No, go on. If you don’t go on, I will shoot you. That is on the natural side. The devil inspired the natural side. Today this is unusual. If you have a spirit inside of you that you can’t control, surrender that thing, don’t let it drive you. Because if the devil is driving us, he is going to put us in the middle of the road straddling the yellow line. You can’t pass anybody like that because you will meet head on. You don’t have to live below your privilege. I don’t have to because I have a promise. You have a promise that there is nothing, nothing that can keep you from the presence of God. I am not asking for a bunch of people to come to the altar today, because you have to settle it between you and God. I know I am not wrong. You can come up here and tell part of your problem, but if you get alone with God and tell Him all your problems, Lord, I know I have something bad that is holding me back, please help me Father. That is hard. I am not looking in your heart, I don’t know everybody’s heart or mind, but I know that God does. These things are not easy to say. I don’t know how you are going to feel about me when this service is over. I don’t know what you are going to think about me. I am not trying to do something to hurt somebody. I am not saying to get things out in the open so everybody can hear, that is a denominational thing. If you have been a rapist or a pervert, if you have been on dope, they will take you from here to yonder letting you give your testimony so you can help somebody else who has been in the same shape. I would rather hear the gospel any time. I don’t need to know how many times you passed out on dope. I don’t want to listen to prostitutes on stage. They brought one to Jesus, caught in the very act. They brought her to Jesus and said, we caught her in the very act, what are you going to do about it? He got down and wrote in the dirt. I don’t know what He wrote, but then He got up and said, you Pharisee, you Sadducee, you Herodian, you righteous people go ahead and throw the first stone. He didn’t look at the woman, He got down and wrote again. This time I feel He is writing some names. This probably happened in five minutes, I don’t know. But then He got up and said, woman, where are your accusers? She said, I have none. Neither do I. Did He say, I am going to take you with me and tell everybody about it? No, He said go and sin no more, go, go. God can take a messed up life and can cleanse that life. He can make it to where it is something holy, that this thing is not remembered again, not brought up to where everybody can look at it. I have known people that have been sinners. They surrendered to God. I couldn’t even look at them and think they had ever been that because God changed them so much. He took the inside and cleansed it. Whenever He did, it just left. Bro. Lau keeps coming to my mind. He came to the Lord and then had a dream. He dreamed he was laying in the gutter, I believe it was. He seen himself there with his entrails hanging out. Here came an angel and took Mercurochrome and put it on there, then put him back together. He told this to a colored man who was a preacher and he said I wish I could have a dream like that. That Mercurochrome was the blood, it was the right color. God is willing to put the right color on us today, but it has to take us from the inside. Take us from the inside. Do you think it is a happy trip to drive from Campbellsville or Burkesville every week? Or from Somerset? There is something causing you to drive. There is a spirit that says, come on. He is saying that to others this morning, come on and go with me. Bro. Sawyer and his wife have been coming a long time. Is it worth it? I didn’t have to look at him when I said that because I knew that nobody is paying him to come. There are brothers and sisters that are sick, but they are still here today. I don’t like to see my brothers and sisters sick. I don’t want them to be better, I want them to be well. You don’t have to come to the altar every service so that God will release you. Do it one time and let the blood of Jesus Christ cover you and you will be alright. Bro. Duane, you and your wife didn’t have to move from Georgia, but something told you. Do you know what that something is? Something told you to move. They weren’t getting anything there, that is what they felt. So, the move is on. The move is on my Lord, the move is on. I haven’t read much scripture, I didn’t even know which scripture to go to this morning. I intend to finish this message tonight, but the next one may not be much different. We have a message and we have to carry it. We are not rulers, He is the ruler. I am just a carrier. Before they had walkies and talkies, they had carrying pigeons. They knew where to go when they turned them loose. Bro. Branham told about one. During WW2 the enemy had them all pinned down and they didn’t know where to go. They took one of those carrier pigeons and tied a note to its leg. It said we are pinned down in a certain place. They turned it loose and the enemy began to fire at it and hit it’s wings. That is when he preached, On the Wings of a Dove. They hit it’s breast, but he said it fell in the camp with the message. A month from that time the same thing happened to him. His head and chest went through the windshield but he left us a message. I can’t help what others do with it. That is their problem not mine. He left a message. God brought that man on the scene and he left us with something to go on with, not to stop. He didn’t say stop, go on and stick with the Bible. Whenever I am gone, stick with the Bible. Bro. Jackson had the dream and told Bro. Branham the last time he was here in Jeffersonville. That was August 5, 1965. He went into his office and told him about the horse dream. When he got through, Bro. Branham said, I know what the horse is, the horse represents the word. He got his Bible, he told Bro. Jackson, when I am gone, stick with this. Bro. Jackson said, I will. I will. My brothers will, you brothers in other countries, as you hear this, stick with the word and let the word guide you. You won’t tell Bro. Spencer anything different. That brother stands for truth, there are no gray areas. There are no gray areas here. I wouldn’t give anything for what I feel this morning because it is real. God is real. If you want something real, be a link in that chain. We are on our way. We are, we are on our way. Don’t just take a little dab, that won’t do. I preach this message to say, let’s go on. Don’t let anything stop you. Let’s go on together. Has the move here been worth it? It is worth it all to be His child, to serve Him through that last long mile, it is worth it all to feel His power and to know He is with us every hour. Every hour of every day, He is with us. Are you ready? Are you ready to go? Are you ready to go on? I hope everybody feels it this morning. Prayer(The first few minutes of this service is of Bro. Yahraus giving testimony of their first trip to see Jonathan Cahn. Bro. Steve Yahraus speaking.) We went to see Jonathan Cahn. I know a lot of people have heard about him and asked about him. I have always said I could tell a denominational spirit two miles away. All these TV preachers, the books they put out and everything, I just don’t give two cents for it. I heard about the Shemitah, the Harbinger, and all these things. There wasn’t really anything new in it to me, I know it is coming, it had details, but it didn’t mean a whole lot to me. People kept talking about this Jonathan Cahn. One day Bro. Allen was over at the house and he asked if I had seen on You Tube that prayer breakfast, or maybe it was the one in Congress. I said no, I really hadn’t, but he wanted to see it so we listened to it.We went to meet Jonathan Cahn and when I got there I talked to him for a minute and then told him that I would like to call him some time and tell about a dream I had had. He said, well tell me now. I thought, here is this long line of people but he wants to hear this dream. So, I told him, I was asleep, laying on my left side on the couch and I heard voices behind me. After a while they began to give out numbers. He was listening very attentively to what I had to say. I told him the old number I was left with was the number 23. I thought all the numbers I hear is 13 and 28 up until lately. I hadn’t heard anything about the 23rd. I told him about all these numbers that were given to me, then after a while of talking then one voice said to another, Gabriel. That was when I woke up suddenly. I told him, I didn’t understand why that number was left with me. He said, well, if you go to the time 1967 when Israel go their land back, he began to explain it, he said the three hundred and sixty days, from what time he was talking about, he said it wind up on September 23rd, whenever the Six Day War was over. Then lately I had seen where the 23rd is the day of atonement. I didn’t know that at the time, but it is the day of atonement for Israel. Then there is another part of it there, the Jubilee, right between that. He said that is very interesting. Then he told me about the date 23rd and all. I appreciated him listening to me, that he would take time out to hear my dream. We were just people from another place, but it seemed like everything thing that happened, we have favor of God to be able to get what we wanted. It was more than I expected, to see all those people there, there were probably eight hundred or a thousand people there, something like that, but we got a front row seat. They said, you can sit on the front row but you can’t chew chewing gum or run to the bathroom while he is preaching because it is televised, world wide televised. So, we may be on television. But whenever he was talking about that, he told Bro. Steve that he was to be on Trinity Broadcast next month, I don’t remember the exact date, but yes I do, it was the 23rd he was supposed to be on there. He said they cancelled it because the pope is going to be there in the city at that time. I don’t know if Trinity Broadcast cancelled on account of that or if it was because of the crowd that would be there, the police force and all that would guard the pope. But everything worked perfect, it couldn’t have been any better to work out that way. We did sit on the front row while he preached. You say him standing there, maybe five foot six, 150 pounds. You can’t see that on television, but he is a little man. He blew the shofar, he had three there, two small ones and one big one. I think the two belonged to somebody else and they wanted him to blow it. So he bowed the shofar. We had a great time. We went to the airport, we already had our tickets TSA approved. There were probably about two people ahead of us. We walked right on through the line and didn’t have to take our coats off. Nobody had to take their shoes off. We checked in that easy. Bro. Steve had it all worked out, he had it all on his phone, but he couldn’t get it worked out, but coming back when we got to the airport, they gave us a yellow card TSA approved. So we only had two or three people in front of us again. There was the other line of people which probably would have taken forty-five minutes to get through, but we walked on through, Kings' children. I don’t know what people out there think about that, but that don’t concern me. They already think bad about us anyway. As Bro. Steve said, that is not a perfecting message. It won’t perfect you but it will inform you. There was one thing he said that I was glad he did say, he said the tribulation is not going to happen now. He said there are too many things to be fulfilled before the tribulation. All the television preachers said it could happen now. I was glad he said that, because I could say Amen to that. It can’t happen now, there are too many things to be fulfilled. You are a part of that fulfilling, my brothers and sisters, we are on the way. We are well on the way. As I seen the people that were congregated there, they were interested but they were not ready. This is the best life a person can live. This is the best message and I am not talking about myself, this is the best message that God can give for this hour because it is a perfecting message. I appreciate that, I appreciate you all. Sometimes it may seem a little hard, but it is perfecting. I don’t say things to get it off my chest. I come to service with something on my heart and mind, but I don’t really know what all I will say because I feel that is my ministry, that is my calling. I don’t know how long it was but he never took a drink of water. He flipped page after page after page, but he didn’t just stand there and read out of it. So tonight, God’s people are the best people in the world. I am talking about Bride people. They are the best there is. I thank God for the privilege because I do believe the man has something to say for this endtime. It will help the Bride to hear. The message to the Bride is the fivefold ministry. In just a few days you will see some of that. So tonight, I hope you understand that we are on a journey and we have not been this way before. We are not lost on this journey, we have been found. Jesus Christ is very near. I love Him, don’t you? Let us pray.

Getting Ready For The Rapture-Part 8

Rev. James Allen

Jesus said, I will come to you. That is the Spirit inside Him. Jesus is not out to meet everyone that prays, but the Comforter He said He would give is that Comforter: the Holy Ghost that we now have in us. Then as He said, where I am, ye may be also. So tonight: encourage yourselves, or be encouraged in Him. Keep your lamp burning, don’t let it go out, don’t let the devil snuff it out. Let us go back to the 21st chapter that I was on this morning, I think I got to verse 24. In verse 24 He said that Jerusalem would be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the nations be fulfilled. That is the happenings of scripture, that is the times. Because it is not always going to be that the Gentiles are dictating what is going to go on in Israel. Prophecy preachers never go into Zechariah 12, because they don’t know what it pertains to. They are stumped! They like to go into Revelation, but then the 13th chapter, when they go there, they see a false prophet and a man of sin, one of them, I don’t know which one it is, that gets shot in the head and he revives. The devil cannot revive himself: because that beast is a spirit, it is not a man, it is a group of men, of the nations. The old Roman system is what it is, reviving, coming about, which is based in Europe, the ten horns. Like Bro. Jackson said, that little horn that raises up does not put another horn on it: it does not make eleven. No, it is raised right up to take its place in the ten that rules over the ten. The final rule will be that a man of sin will rule over the ten nations plus the rest of the body of the beast, which goes all the way into Iran. Because that is where: after Nebuchadnezzar, that is where it was based, there in Elam and Iran, which is all the same thing, which was Persia. That more or less ends the body as far as, let me put it this way, as far as the tail part is concerned. It says it will be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the end, which Jesus is not going to tell you because He said only the Father knows the time He would come back. He was not probing the Father, saying tell me. It is all in the Father’s hand. The Father that made the heavens and earth, the sea, and the dry land:, He knows what is out there in space. If the Catholic church, which has a place in Arizona named Graham Mountain, and the name of their telescope is Lucifer. They have a big telescope out there, and they are looking for extraterrestrial beings. If they ever see one, it will be another demon. That is all that is out there beside the angels of God and they are not going to see them. Not until the end: then they will see them. “And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” I was talking about this: which I have done before, but whether He is going back and forth here to confuse the picture to the world, because He said they would come in my name in that day saying have not we prophesied in thy name? If you turn on Trinity Broadcast or any of the others, you will have seen and heard all these prophets. It may be that they are “prophets”. Faith always works in their favor though: not on the people they are preaching to. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations.” That does not sound like when Jesus comes back to rule and reign. Signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars. They say not day: but tonight, Mars and the moon are supposed to be close together. The first time in many years. The 13th of September, ends the Shemitah year, the Shemitah year ends with a partial eclipse of the sun. There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and in the stars: distress of nations. Look out west, fires threatening cities and towns: houses being burned. Don’t you think that is distress? Distress of nations. Don’t you think ISIS is distress? Those three American soldiers took care of one of them that was ready to take a bunch of lives. I am glad it was American boys: U.S. citizens. I heard today, that they had first class tickets and there was not enough room for them, so they put them in the second class. After they got going, they found out they had room in first class so they put them there, and that is where it happened. They took care of business. It is a shame that the leadership in this country cannot take care of business. If it was not for political correctness, they could clear out this thing in this country. Oh, we cannot do that! I say Why do they just let the citizenry of this country go to waste? We have distress, and fear. Inner cities in New York are painting their bodies without putting any clothes on, and walking up and down the streets. That evil mayor up there: has allowed it to be exactly like Brother Branham said it would be: like that. He said: before it was over women would be wearing a little thing called a fig leaf. They have it now. Little children are having to see all this filthy stuff. What do you think that is doing to their minds? They are taking morality and throwing it into the ditch. When I was a boy, if you went into Liberty Kentucky where I was from, and you did not have a shirt on, you would be put in jail. They might have had a chaw of tobacco in their mouth: many of them did, and spit in the street. I know you may say: that is nasty, but it was not immoral. I don’t agree with tobacco use, but it is not unlawful or immoral. When I was eight or ten years old, women would walk down the sidewalk with dresses of a respectable length on: whether they were Christians or not, they wore dresses. I would say: that probably; if you looked in Hillary Clinton’s closet you would not see a dress. I have never seen her in a dress, never! This Immoral generation: is just walking right over the Word of God to be able to be a politician or whatever. I was told: I did not see it, but I would have liked to have seen it: that down in Frankfort Kentucky: there was a rally with the woman from Rowan County and the men from Casey County, making a speech about this gay marriage thing. They have a mayor in Kentucky that does not have any more morals than a stray dog. When they put Obamacare in, he said: I will put it in, like it or not. That is the state I am from, and there are other brothers and sisters in this congregation from Kentucky. There is a pay day coming for sure: for all that defy God’s Word. Distress among nations is sure. Butchering people just because they claim to be a Christian, and our government says nothing about it. Nineteen people were killed by ISIS in Egypt, that said they were Christians and would not deny it. Our president would not even mention they were Christian people. He just mentioned the killing. I did not see the actual thing: I did not want to see it. It was on television, but I did see the water turn red. It said we live in an evil adulterous generation. “With perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” I heard in the News the other day, they said they are not telling it, but there are bank presidents jumping off of high buildings all the time: but the News people will not tell it. Distress: because people have lived so high that when the test comes, they cannot take it. The powers of heaven shall be shaken, that is the atmospheric heaven. The thing we are dealing with, because the Bible says to put on the whole armor of God: that you may be able to stand in the evil day, and against the powers of the devil. He sits in heavenly places yet tonight. Revelation 12 will bring Him down, as I mentioned this morning while reading that. “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” That is the end of the Millennium. This other is talking about now, the other verse I just read, but this is talking about the end.” And when these things begin to come to pass, (When they begin: they are here: they have already begun, we are living in it. We are not a part of it, but it does not mean that we will not have to suffer a few things. Let us be as Amos was. Israel: prepare to meet thy God. It mentioned in the book of Habakkuk, in the days of His preparation, and it tells how the cars would jostle against one another, and it says carriages will jostle one against another in the Broadway’s. The broadways: do you know why these were built from north to south, from east to west? President Eisenhower had them built: because, if this nation was ever attacked, then the tanks and things would have a place to move on quickly. It was not built just to give us a better place to drive on, to get from one side of the country to the another. They were built for the protection of the country. That was the purpose: because he was fearful that the country would be attacked one day. When these things begin to come to pass…) then look up: (which takes you right to Hebrews, chapter 12,which says: lift up the hands that hang low and the feeble knees. It is not talking about somebody crippled: It is talking about a crippled mind.) and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” He is not talking about being proud and stuck up, He is talking about getting our mind on heavenly things. Look up! So tonight I say, look up: lift up your head. Don’t let the devil see you moping along. Look up: and keep your mind on defeating him: as you daily keep your mind on that which pleases God. Overcome the evil one: the wicked one: which we know is our adversary: the devil. The scripture says he is out like a roaring lion: seeking whom he may devour. “And He spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees.” Israel is the fig tree, but all the trees refers to this world system. All the trees; is what we see on our television. If there is an earthquake in Japan, it is heard about before it has hardly been settled. An earthquake in India, the same way. “When they now shoot forth, (that is the budding, which was of the 1940’s: which is when the U.N. came into existence: in 1945. The U.N. came into existence so there would be no more war. Did it work? In 1950 the Korean War started. In 1945 they formed the U.N. so there would never be another war. That is when our nation began to go down hill. The war was over, but the trees of the field are growing, they are budding. This nation that we now live in became the greatest nation upon this earth. If it had a mind to make it so, and in 1945 they could have taken over the world. Russia was whipped. Germany was slaughtered. China was in dust. Here comes along a little nation like North Korea, and we settle that with an armistice: to divide a nation. Look what they have over there now: a man that does not even know how to get a hair cut: running the nation. It is kind of like some of the old farm boys: when I was growing up; who could not afford a haircut. They just put a bowl on their head and cut around the bowl. They said the only difference in a good haircut and a bad haircut was about a week. “When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye: when ye see these things come to pass; know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.” We are there! I cannot say it any plainer than that. we are at that point now. We have already gone beyond summer, and we are now in the fall of this time. We are in the last days. “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.” I am trying to bring you from the 1940’s: the time when this started, up to our present day. This thing has grown and grown. Israel has got stronger and stronger, and stronger: until the world does not know what Israel has. In two days; they could wipe Iran off the map. It will not happen; because God is going to do that in the Ezekiel 38 and 39 event. As far as Israel’s surroundings: they are going to take over all of that. Egypt is going to be taught their lesson, and so is Syria. I just saw: that four missiles were shot into Israel from Lebanon. Things are heating up. We are getting ready: because the Bible speaks to us. We are going to see these things. “So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: (That is what Peter said: heaven and earth will pass away with a great noise. It is the works of man that will pass away, but Jesus said: my Word: that what we are standing on tonight, will not pass away.) but my words shall not pass away.” We have anchored ourselves in something that is sure; because the waves of sin of the world, is not going to knock out those anchors to which we have anchored ourselves. My words shall not pass away. “And take heed to yourselves, (Now He is warning us: after He has told us the things going and coming, from the time of the apostles until this time, He is warning us now, take heed to yourselves. He is not talking to the world. He is speaking to the apostles, but He is also speaking unto this hour of time as well: because that hour of time was not it. Take heed to yourselves…) lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, (just floating along merrily) and so that day come upon you unawares.” Surfeiting and drunkenness, that is drunkenness on the cares of this world. The cares of this world can take away your equilibrium. People get so caught up: that they quit going to church regularly, first for a week, then a month. Time passes and then you seldom see them. Why? Something happened, somebody said something: oh you hurt me. I wonder what it would have been like if Jesus was all the time up and down: because He let the Pharisees and Sadducees get under His skin. We would not have had much to look forward to: would we? We cannot even let our families determine our salvation. You cannot let the world determine your outlook: that is sure ,and certainly not the things of the world. Why? Because that day will come upon you unawares, why would it come upon us unawares? Because we had went surfeiting. The cares of this life made us drunken. “For as a snare (When I was a boy, we caught rabbits like that: in a snare. Take a strong string and hang it on a bush, then pull that bush over and fix a little place there and put a trap in that. Put a sweet potato in there, and a rabbit would come along and get hold of it: trying to get the potato. You might say, well that is cruel. There was a time when some people had to get their food in ways like that. You had to get a rabbit, or squirrel, or whatever: any way you could. Some of you could never imagine how things were after the great depression of years ago, but some people had to get food for their table however they could. There were families that this was the only type meat they ever had, rabbit or squirrel. Why did they not go to McDonald’s? McDonald’s was not even thought of back then. There used to be a little restaurant down there: I could not afford to go to it, but when you walked by you could smell those hamburgers frying. It smelled so good, but I had never ate one: so I had no idea what they would taste like. We come to find out: my brother-in-law told me he went coon hunting over the weekend and skinned his coons back there in that kitchen. Maybe it was a good thing I did not have the money to eat there. A man has to do what he has to do. I remember Bro. Jackson telling about fixing up a snare when he was a boy. He fixed it up and went to school. When he got home from school, his mom said to him: guess what we are having for supper tonight. His snare had caught the old rooster. He caught a rooster instead of a rabbit. We are not so far from those things. That was when I was a boy. It is easy to remember those things: because the mind does not get too old for that unless you allow it. I went a long way around talking about the snare, but now you can see what a snare is: it is something rigged to catch you off guard. Jesus knew something about a snare. There were many times He did not have anything to eat. He was not out making bread and fish every day. It had been three days since they had anything to eat; when he did that. The people were so interested in what He had to say, that they sat and listened for three days without eating. They listened to what He had to say. Then the next day they were going to make Him king, and He refused. Then they were ready to stone Him. As a snare…) shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” That is not talking about Bride people; because at this time the Bride is gone. The snare is when He comes back with His Bride. “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, (Well I pray before meals: yes, but the scripture says pray always: keep Him always on your heart, don’t let Him leave. He said, I will never leave you or forsake you. In our rough times, He is still there. Whatever we are going through: and we do have to go through things, but we sometimes get too lax if we don’t stay on guard. Things are going pretty good for a few days: then all at once, slam, right up by the side of the head. Our enemy does not aim to leave us alone. He is always ready to accuse us of something, but greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. You have a right to rebuke him and throw him out. The Spirit in you: enables you to do that. Always remember: You have that right. Do not let him dwell in your mind or in your heart. Thoughts come against you, so get rid of them! There is more nudity on the street and on television than you have ever seen before. I saw something the other day: these men who have muscle and like to show muscle: are now fixing their hair in buns. That is the newest thing, for a man to put a bun on his head. It is not even funny. What is wrong with you sissies anyhow? You have muscles: but you have a problem with your mind. You have tattoos: long hair, long pony tails like women. I was saying something this morning about a young man that hauled parts from Detroit to Louisville for Ford: every day, five days a week. He drove almost five thousand miles a week. He grew one of these rat tails, a little thing of hair that hangs down the back of their neck. He grew a rat tail. He went home and went to sleep, I guess he was very sleepy. He woke up the next morning and went to the bathroom, and it was hanging on the mirror. His wife cut it off while he was asleep. Men that do not have any hair on top, but have something long in the back: Why! I say to my Christian Brothers: keep alert to the tricks of our enemy. Watch ye therefore, and pray always…) that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, (The escape, what is the escape? It is the rapture. I am looking for that escape.) and to stand before the Son of man.” Is that your desire? Is that your aim, to be able to stand before the Son of man? As I said awhile ago, Let all who have that hope within: prepare to meet thy God. That ends: O Israel, but that is also my words to all of you.

Getting Ready For the Rapture
Part 20

There is so much going on today in the world, it is a change every week. You never know what to expect the next week. We are living in changing times. The thing is, it is not changing for the better, it is changing for the worse. The Bible says that man would be more wiser, but he would be more wicked in the 12th chapter of Daniel. But the righteous shall shine. The prophecy given this morning let us know that God will be with you. There is a finishing up process that is going on in our lives and in our midst, and God seems to be well pleased with what is happening. The thing about it is, if God is pleased, then we every one want to work ourselves into that pleasing situation, that we may be able to comprehend with all the saints, the breadth, the width, the height, the depth, as we take time and go on. Each one of our lives is important with God, but we must exercise that importance to be able to please Him. I am still on the same subject, but I will go a little different way in this: yet it is still concerning the end time. It is still concerning, more or less, part of perfection. I know I preached several messages on the grace of God that seemed like it touched souls and helped some people to know a little more of what the grace of God is; for us. We want to take each thing that God provides for us and keep in mind all that is His care process covers. We have scriptures here that I want to look at, you will see in the scriptures I have chosen; that they go along with the testimony this morning: of Sis Gloria Meadors: which I appreciate very much. I feel that we are getting close to Revelation 19: the Bride has made herself ready. I feel that we are getting into that perfection process. We are not children anymore. God has a place for people to come in even yet. I must say; but not for much longer. He is going to cut it off. Then this baptismal pool will not be needed any more. I believe that: partly because of the prophecy I got a couple years ago, that the time is coming that things are going to shut down as far as the Bride is concerned. Then the perfection process finishes up. I am not trying to scare people, but we live in a serious hour of time. It is closing time. Take a business, they have the hump day, then they have Friday. There are some that work different times, but I am just taking it as the time when I worked at Ford, because that was the last day to work that week. So everything was closed down, the lines did not run. The inspection process was over. But we are at that inspection time now, that the Holy Spirit: God’s Spirit, I remember Bro. Jackson preaching about the godhead, he went to Luke, before Jesus was born and what Gabriel said to Mary. Jesus always, when He referred to himself, He referred to God as Father. In Luke chapter 1: talks about the Holy Ghost that overshadowed Mary, so he said if there be three persons in the godhead, then Jesus had two fathers. If it was the Holy Spirit, then God, as the religious world relates it: that there are three: a trinity, but the Bible itself leaves no doubt that God is ONE. It is the Spirit of the Creator Himself that we have in us. He is the Holy Ghost. There is no trinity: just Father and Son. It is the way God works: that confuses those who insist That God is three person’s. He is ONE, and He is a Sovereign Spirit: not a person. People who have no revelation, just try to work out their own plan. It is just how God works: the Holy Ghost in you, is working now, but that is the Spirit of God. It is not another spirit, it is just the way the Spirit works: that some cannot understand. I appreciate that. I appreciated that message when it was preached. We live in a time when we have a lot of prophecy preachers around, but none of them really know deep down truth, because they have their own ideas about things. Many of them are changing their mind about the rapture because they say it comes at the end of the tribulation. According to the scripture I have gone over not long ago, then God is going to take His Bride away during that tribulation time. I am not talking about midweek, I am talking about the first of the week, because midweek is too late. But I believe we will see the temple built and I believe that we will possibly see the two prophets, as God raised them up to fulfill their time. Then the church will be ready to leave. So we are in a gradual scale of moving upward. That is what the prophecy said, not in that way, but it is what it said because we are moving toward perfection. Perfection is going to take all the doubts out, take all the fears out, and all the miss leadings, the misguidings and mis-feelings. The devil puts a lot of feelings in people. That is his job. It is certainly not God that gives you wrong thoughts. I will let that soak in a little bit. All the bad feelings that some may have: like oh I am not worthy. Who is worthy of the grace of God? Can any of us say we are not worthy? Yes, but if we dwell on that unworthy condition: it can eat us up, but we are given an armor. What is that armor for? The armor is for protection: especially for a soldier in battle, but we need it too. I have a scripture in 2nd Timothy, I am not reading that yet, but that scripture tells us we are soldiers. As I went over it a couple weeks ago, if we do not take this thing: and I will say it like this, take it to its limit. We must take our faith to the limit in this hour; in order to ward off the wiles of the enemy: because he is working hard to defeat us. I have brothers and sisters that are going through trials; through sickness, that they didn’t cause. It was not caused; because of sin or evil: it is just something that the devil has put upon the lives of people to discourage; and try to defeat them. When I see people rise above that, it shows that they are not dwelling on their sickness. They are dwelling on the remedy: knowing the remedy will come. Sometimes it is holding on, we sing songs about it, keep holding on. We sing songs about it, but sometimes it just becomes a melody instead of becoming alive. After all, there is a life living in us. Paul expressed it this way, that we are not our own. So we have been bought with a price. The price was the Son of God. It says in Isaiah, by whose stripes we are healed. Peter takes it further and said, by whose stripes ye were healed. It has already happened. Your sins are gone and buried. Don’t dwell on it. Well I’m not worthy. You are just playing into the devil’s hands. We are not standing here saying I am worthy of something great. I am not talking about that. I am talking about how we must face the devil with our problems, with faith, with courage, with an attitude of lifting ourselves up. If I can think of an easier word, to lift ourselves up into a plateau where God dwells. You might think, oh, that will never happen. Why did Paul say that we are in heavenly places in Christ Jesus? I have thought of death, I was just thinking of that this week, I have thought of death because we paint such a blunt picture of it. But when we look at what Jesus said about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He said God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, about Bro. Pixley, he had not said anything in days: then all at once he mentioned his wife’s name. He was seeing somebody alive. It is just another dimension, a better dimension. Oh, I don’t know about that: you might say, but Paul said, it will be best if I go on, he was looking at better days. This old flesh sometimes can go through things. I am not advocating death, but I am advocating that there is a better day coming. I remember; it was either the last service or the next to last service that Bro. Jackson was with us. They were singing the song about a better day coming: that was the first time Bro. Jackson had played his fiddle since he had his shoulder operated on. He got happy. There is a better day coming. We are living in a good day. What about the stock market? Well, what about the stock market: all that is going to fail. America is going to fail because of all the wickedness. From the president on down to the dog catcher, they are corrupt. I just saw something this week: a young man that has been promoting Al-qaeda, trying to get some other some people to join it, they gave him a CDL license. He was put in to drive a school bus. What is wrong? That is what he wanted. They are giving the devil everything he wants. But we cannot give over to that. We have to let him know where we stand, and that greater is He, greater is He. Right: Bro. Bill Tuley is here this morning when he was so sick just two weeks ago, because he realized God is alive. Sometimes we have to be stubborn against the devil: not against God, because He is our life. In one sense of the word; we are making our own way in His time. However high we want to be in the Lord, He has given us that privilege. He is making some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred, according to every one’s ability. Don’t just say: oh I am just thirty: and think that is something less. It is still wheat. It is still the best: as much as a hundred; it is still the best. Sometimes we use words to bring ourselves down because we feel weak. We feel defeated, but the Bible said you are strong. David had never fought in an army, never. He tried a sword, he had the best Israel had to offer, he had the king’s sword. He put it on, I guess it probably drug the ground because he was small. He put it on, but he took it off and said, I have not tried this yet, this has not been tried. In other words, he had not worn it before. So he just took a little slingshot. When he met the giant: the giant said, oh this is just child’s play. He said, I will tack you up on the wall. David said, I will take your head from you. You come to me with spears and swords, but I come to you in the name of the Lord. That is enough. If you have Him today, that is enough. Jolly St. Nicholas is not going to help you. No! We have an ear, but we will lean it toward the Lord. I will go to 1nd Timothy now, chapter 1. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior; (He felt something: he felt a calling. He knew God had spoken to him. He knew who he met on the Damascus road. Who did you meet this morning? Who did you speak to? Whose name did you call? The name of Jesus Christ is a high tower that we can run into and be safe.) and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope.” Our hope, we have hope this morning through Jesus Christ. Hope is something, as Paul said:, fades not away. Because we have been begotten through the word of God. There is a new life. That old life is dead: that old man is gone. When Satan met Eve in the person of the beast, he was convincing. He was not good looking. He did not look anything at all like Adam, but he was convincing. I hope you don’t get mad at me for saying this, but you see some of these women on the back of motorcycles with riders that probably have not had a bath in two weeks. They are driving down the road with that long hair blowing back and the smell with it. At once she was a good looking woman, but she got dirty just like him. It is the kind of life I used to see in the cartoons: Pepe LePeu, as he walked you could see the smell coming up. That is the way sin is, it stinks. They call themselves Hell’s Riders, and that is where they are riding: right straight into hell on their present course. How can anybody be happy with something like that on their back? Bro. Branham said he met a man one time while driving down the street, he saw a man coming toward him with a sign on him. He said it was something like this, I don’t remember exactly, but something like: I am a servant or a slave to Jesus. When he turned around and went the other way, on his back it said, whose slave are you? “Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine.” I really wanted to go to 2nd Timothy, let us go there. 1st chapter. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers, with pure conscience, (With pure conscience) that with ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear.” You might think, well I am just so nervous. Sometimes we need to pick up the pieces. When Jesus: in Revelation, spoke to the Ephesian church, He said remember from where thou hath fallen. I can think right now of at least six sisters in this assembly, or more than that, I can think of eight right now, sisters who have lost their companion. You do not soon get over that, but you do not let it get you down either. It will eat you up. Spiritually speaking, unless you go on. Those brothers are having the time of their life right now: thinking, why can’t we go on too? I remember my mother, it really hurt me whenever she died, because she had a serious operation: but Mary Lou also had one also, and I did not get to go to the hospital to see my mother. After she died time went on: then two or three years. While laying on my bed one night: I dreamed that I was on the couch down where I grew up, me and my brother. My brother is gone on now. She just appeared, and she did not come through the wall: she just appeared and came over and hugged me. My mother was not a hugger, but that took all that bad feeling away. I never had that feeling any more. God is real. So many testimonies have been given by others that have had to deal with things of that nature, and God has sent their loved ones back to comfort them. He sees our needs: He sees what we have need of this morning. If a departed brother could come back, he would tell you to go lift up your head and go on. They would tell their children to go on also. This is not the end. This is the beginning of a healing if you will allow it. If you do not, it will eat you up. I cannot ’t do that for you, but God can. He is a very present help in time of trouble. I don’t want to miss out on something good; that God has for me just because I never have any victory. There is victory in the Lord. It says God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, which is strength: spiritual muscle. I certainly do not want the devil to put a ring in my nose like they used to do to cows; because they were hard headed. If you put a rope in that they are going to follow you because it is tender. We are going to follow someone, whether it be the Spirit of God or we let our lives become so drowned in fear, and I am going to use another word, which is unbelief, that we never have any victory. There is not a brother or sister that has gone on; that would want you to feel that way. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We get so bothered with circumstances; that it clouds our mind. I had a situation sixteen years ago: I got sick in my body while I was here leading singing. Bro. Turner may remember it. I started to pass out, and he ran up here and steadied me. Some people thought it was the spirit. It was not the spirit, I was just about to pass out when Bro. Turner came up and caught me. Some thought it was the spirit, but it was not. I was about to pass out. Do you know why? I had a temperature of 102, and went to the doctor and I was passing blood through my kidneys. I went back a month later, and it was still going on. I had to begin to work on stuff like that. Jesus; when He prayed in the garden, He prayed until His sweat become as drops of blood. There are things that come our way, and we cannot help it. God knows that. I go back to the scripture that says: all things work together for good to them that love God, who are called according to His purpose. All things! I say right now: Yes Lord, I believe and trust in your Word. I ask that you give me more strength and power over adverse feelings. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.” Paul was sitting in prison, waiting execution, and he was encouraging us. Sometimes he gets very blunt, but it is all for our benefit, and not for destruction. “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” Before the world began. He knew this service would be taking place even before the world began. He knew who would be sitting here. If He was, I don’t want to say this the wrong way, but if He was here in person: which He really is, He would say: child of mine, I am not through with you, but I may have to say wake up, we are behind time. When I was going to high school, my mom used to have to probe us to get us out of bed. It would be five minutes after seven and she would say, son, get up, it is going on eight o’clock. She knew how long it would take. “But is now made manifest.” Now made manifest. The time that Paul was talking about was about Jesus Christ, and God waited millions and millions of years, for this moment. For this moment this morning, because He knew what different ones would be going through. Don’t let your feelings; your anxiety make you think all kinds of things. I had been working at Ford about four years: working on the line, when something just snapped, just like that. I become very nervous. I told them I needed to be off the next day, and I did not know when I would go back to work. I have never told this before. I did not know when I would go back to work. I went to a doctor; looking for a pill that would take the anxiety away. Do you know what? He did not give me a pill. He did not give me anything. He did not act like he was really bothered about it. By the time I got back home, I thought: I am going to have to deal with this thing. I went to work the next day and the thing began to leave, and to leave, and to leave. Sometime you have to be more stubborn than the devil. It never came again. Faith went to work in me. I did not have a lot of faith; but I had a little bit. These things can make you think you are dying, or having had a heart attack, you have this, or that. Sometimes it is just faith to overcome our personal feelings. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world, this atmospheric thing about us: because that is where the devil works. That is why you need the whole armor. That is why I need it. “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, (It is already abolished. You pass from death right into life when you know the truth: never to die. Jesus said if you believe on me, you shall never die. You just get rid of this body; to be in the presence of the Lord. The Bible says; weep when they are born, rejoice when they die. We are not out here saying Praise the Lord, they are gone. No, but we know they have gone to a better place; and we are still here to fight the fight, but we are inching up. Don’t be left behind.
The Bible says to grow in grace. It is a daily thing. Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.) and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” That is what I am trying to do this morning, bring immortality to light, so you can see there is a better way, there is a better place. I am not advocating death this morning, I am advocating the One that has conquered death. “Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against (this day, He said that day, but it is this day) that day.” The stock market is going to fall. It is in a zig zag now, just hobbling along. It is going to fall. I feel for anybody that has something in that, or in the banks. This whole thing is going to collapse. You might say, you are not very encouraging. David said, I have never seen the Upright forsaken or His seed begging bread. God may have that old crow go down to McDonald’s and bring you something from the drive-through. Don’t worry, it will not kill you. Maybe you think, well I WILL NOT eat anything like that. You would if you were in Elijah’s place. “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” See? His exaltation is always the Lord Jesus Christ. “That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” Which dwell in you, it is in you. Let us go on down to chapter 2. “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” He is lifting us up in every supposition, I guess that is a good word. Isn’t it something how the word of God is alive, even though it was spoken two thousand years ago. It is alive, and it gives us life, gives us hope. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same: commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” That is what I was talking about earlier, a good soldier. A good soldier wears his armor; the armor of God, the whole armor of God. You might think, well I will take this one, but you are vulnerable if you don’t take all these other parts. You have to have protection for your head; for your feet, and Your entire body. You sure have to have a sword, but you have to have a shield too. The whole armor is what you need. See the fiery darts, here they come. That is what that is; fiery darts. What they have done, here is the helmet, the shield, and on down. (Referring to chart) They have the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit, helmet of salvation. We have to have this old mind covered. It has to be covered, if we don’t; we are going to find ourselves kind of like Bush was in Iraq; when they threw shoes at him. If you are not completely covered, they are going to slip through. We have to have the whole thing: or we are exposed to our enemy. When we have it; we therefore endure hardness as a good soldier. I went over this a couple weeks ago. My thought then; was, I talked about some of these special operations that are in the armed services. They had just gone over something the other day, two women got into some of the special forces. I don’t know why, I suppose it was just to prove they could. I don’t know why a woman would want to do that, but we live in a time when women think: well I will show you something, but the Bible says grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. I will continue with this next time.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE
Part 21 

I hope to be able to say something that will be an encouragement to all of you and give strength to some who may be struggling this morning, and that will help all of us to live a life more pleasing unto Him who died to make that possible We are living in times like we have never been in before. We read about the things that are to happen in this nation, but we did not know just how it would turn out as time passed. We never imagined that people in the hour we are living in; would be put in jail for their belief. That is really what has happened, and there will probably be more of that to come. God will not let it stick. He will not let it go on with man just having his way and these unrighteous judges making decisions that are not their decisions to make. God has already decided it from the very beginning, how man should live, that there should be husband and wife; not two husbands or two wives. It is an evil time and an evil inspired generation. It makes you wonder just how long it will be before they stand outside our doors with their evil intent. We do not intend to compromise with evil. This is an evil generation. Preachers are compromising and getting the laity to go along with them on many things. You don’t have to agree, but don’t disagree, so if you don’t disagree, you are standing with it. So I stand here today to disagree, not to agree with their evil works, but to disagree. Faith Assembly is a place to come and get our lives straightened out. It is not a place to come and be overrun by the devil. We intend for it to always be that way. These things will not last forever. If there is anybody here that may have loved ones, or you may have friends, or you may know people that are in this lifestyle, if you are sitting in here, and you feel sorry or compassion for them; I have to say; you are wrong. That is not something you can tolerate. You may have somebody in your family that is living that lifestyle, but that does not make it right. Faith Assembly is a place that is going to speak and stand solid for truth and righteousness no matter what. If you have family members like that, pray for them, but don’t compromise your position in the Lord for these social ills. That is what it is. The time will come when things will either change in people’s lives or there is going to be an end to it. We praise the Lord this morning for His wonderful grace, His love and the truth He has planted within us. Some have talked about last Sunday’s service, about a continuation, and that is what I want to dwell on today. It seemed to have helped some people to be able to bring them closer to the Lord. I see people this morning that God has dealt with in your life: God has done something for you. He has dealt in your life and made things different. I rejoice with all my brothers and sisters that God has touched anew. It comes down to this fact: You just have to be more stubborn than what the devil is. As it is talked about, that little seed of faith must be cultivated in order for it to grow. That is the truth. It must be nourished by truth until there is no compromise with questionable things around you. Seed faith must always be exercised to obtain growth. It will be built upon a seed. Seed is to grow, just like the mustard seed you read about in the Bible. It is very small, but when you go to Israel and see what the mustard seed grows into, then it is a bush; where birds can light in it. It is not like our mustard here. Our mustard here; is an herb. In Israel: it grows to a small bush. We saw some of them, even on the Mt. of Olives. I would like to say something about Israel today. They are letting things go on, just like at the Mt. of Olives: Now the Muslims are desecrating it. They are tearing up tombstones that have been there for thousands of years. People are criticizing the Israel government and police force for letting it go on like that. I would have to say: If I was there I would have to criticize them too. They are averaging ten attacks on people in Jerusalem a day now. That is on Jews that they are doing that. I don’t like it at all! They know where it is coming from and they know who it is. They are attacking people with rockets and things in Samaria and Judaea. So you can see why they are going to have to be the ones to rise up. Jerusalem is a place that the Bible speaks about. We have to look at it that way and thank the Lord that pressure is going to be put on Judah to where she is that goodly horse in battle. We look forward to it. I will go back to the scripture now. I believe it is in 2nd Peter where it says: judgment must begin at the house of God. It says; if it first begin at us, then where will the world wind up. God deals in our lives to straighten us out, then when it comes to the world, they have no hope, nothing to turn to. We do; and I praise the Lord for that. I was on 2nd Timothy, 2nd chapter; last Sunday. I don’t rehearse. You see preachers on television with tele-prompters, with everything written down: turning page after page. They get to be good readers. Some of them have their tele-prompter that they can scan through as they go along. If it was that way with me, you would never hear much because I am a slow reader. I don’t say these things to glorify myself, but to recognize the Spirit of God. We were on 2nd Timothy chapter 2, verses 1 thru 9. Maybe we will go through that again. “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” This is the theme of that. The theme of what he is saying here is to be able to teach others the things that you have seen, not the things that has been rehearsed. Books have been sent to me, sermon starters and all that stuff. I need to clean my book shelf, because I don’t want sermon starters from somebody. I guess people use it, because they are selling it. I did not buy it: it was sent to me. “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” That refers to strength; that is being able to take the word of God and make a stand and endure hardness. He is talking about soldiers. I talked a couple weeks ago about people going through training to be in special forces. They almost have to make a commitment they are going to forget everything except what they are doing. I don’t believe in it; because many of them are even taught not to believe in God. That is not right. But what they are doing, they are training their mind’s for obedience. But this is a different situation. We are training our hearts each day as we grow in the grace of God. You can tell how old a tree is when you cut it down, because it has all those rings in there. Each year it grows a ring. If you cut the bark from around the tree, then that cuts the ring and the tree dies. If you count the rings; starting in the middle of the tree and go to the edge of the tree, on one side, not both sides. If you count one side you can tell how old that tree is by the rings it has. If it is fifty years old, it will have fifty rings. That is to establish growth. Every year it is getting stronger and larger. That is an illustration of what it is to be a child of God. We are in need of growth; because the Bible says so. It says: grow in grace, but it don’t just say grow in grace, it also says grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore we have to have a start: just like that tree did. The first year; you will not look there and find anything, because the bark is determining the age, because that bark grows into another layer. That is the way our life is: we become layers of righteousness, of holiness. If you go along the highway and see all these dead trees, like the ash. These ash borers have come from China and have killed the trees. If you drive along the highway you can see it. A lot of them are dead because something got in there that was not dealt with. It came from the outside world. We are going to have to get rid of all these things that cause our life not to measure up to the grace of God that has been given to us. I am not talking about an impossibility. I am talking about spiritual growth; as we grow in the grace of God. As we grow in the knowledge of Him: It is because of what we are doing in the word of God. You will not find His knowledge outside the Word. You will find representatives of what the Word has said in this world. just look at this age of time we are living in: how natural man is getting more wicked, but the Word has already said it would be as it is so: with men getting wiser and wiser and more wicked. I am not saying these things today: to go over your head: I am saying things that need to get into our hearts. Endure hardness; if we endure hardness then that little worm, what does it do? It breeds other worms. As it does, then each one of them are for attack. What they are after; is what is inside that tree. That is what the devil is after. That is why it says; to take unto yourself the whole armor of God. It leaves no place for this thing to come in. If we let little things: like jealousy get in: then that will let other things in. People have feelings of not being worthy. The devil eats on things like that. I am not worthy, but Jesus Christ makes us worthy. I am not my own. I have been bought and paid for: when Jesus hung on that old cross. The earnest which comes in, which is the Holy Ghost: when He comes in; He takes over, and does what we cannot do; as an individual. The Spirit of God will take what we commit to Him. It is a fact: growth eliminates wrong motives, it takes charge of what we are not able to do. I am not going to preach a lot about proper dress, because we know better now. If I got outside my home in Salem, and had shorts on: it would be pitiful looking, but that would not be what I teach. If I wore a muscle shirt, then that is speaking against what I believe. “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life.” Because he has done sold out. I can just see those Roman soldiers, if they did not obey Caesar: their heads would be cut off. We are living in an hour of perfection. I am not trying to say, well I have to do this, or I have to do that. No, the Holy Spirit will lead us. If we have Him inside: we are not going to be making mistakes; if we are obedient to His leading. There are things in this hour of time, that we just have to get over. “That he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” He is talking about a natural thing, in order to make a spiritual move out of this. Jesus used natural things like: a sower went forth to sow. He talks about Lazarus and the rich man. He tells us about the end time, how it will be. He tells us about the rapture, which so many preachers do not even know where they are: when they get on the subject. It is because the Pentecostal preachers used to preach that the rapture would take place before the tribulation, before the seven years. That is where the Bride will be during that time. Now some have changed their mind and say no, they are taking scripture out of context, and they are now saying it is going to be at the end of the tribulation. They don’t know where to place anything anymore because they are losing it. I have heard things just this week concerning the Branham move, how they are now worshiping the man and letting them know he is not against it. That is what it winds up to be if you do not go on with the Spirit of God. Bro. Jackson was taken from us almost eleven years ago, but we have had to go on trusting the Lord. The day I preached his funeral, I said: this place will never be a memorial. I meant it. Because I saw what happened when Bro. Branham died. Now the entire thing is a complete mess. It all turned out to be flesh. I will stand in the door if I have to: I will preach the Word of God. If they want to take me to jail, I will be preaching as I leave. If they put me in the grave, I will sing, there is no grave that will hold this body down. We are on a journey. We are not standing still. I am not preaching against Bro. Jackson. I am not preaching against Bro. Branham, but some of them have done the same thing to Bro. Jackson as they did to Bro. Branham, they have just not had as much time to go as far as others. Bro. Jackson stood here and said, if you elevate me, it will only goes as far as my toes. We get to thinking that man is so important, but the importance of it is that God is in them. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.” That is the ministry. It goes back to 1st Corinthians 2nd chapter. “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.” He had taken a responsibility there, according to my gospel. Can these people today say, according to my gospel, and it be right? Or can they say according to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? Paul knew what he was talking about. He knew the truth he had preached. “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.” He said he suffered trouble even in bonds, but the Word of God is not bound. I have to say that today, the word of God is not bound. Let us go to John 14th chapter, 27th verse. Jesus is talking to the disciples just before He goes away. He has already had supper with them. He has already washed their feet. He has showed the example that should be set. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: (Do you have peace today? Are you struggling with something that you feel you cannot overcome? Are you struggling with unhappiness, or with sadness? Do you Not have peace of mind? Do you Not have strength to overcome these feelings? I just preached: be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The devil is going to bombard us. He is going to bombard you with thoughts, but you just have to throw them off with positive faith in the power of God ; because they do not need to be there. I remember: in the denominational realm, they have a revival one year, the next year they have another revival. The same people are saved and baptized each time. They were never satisfied. Really though: they had nothing to stand on. You have something to stand on this morning. You have the Word of promise. I will read something in a minute, but this is something here. He is saying peace I give to you. We are not in turmoil this morning, because the peace of God that passes understanding dwells in us. He said, my peace I give unto you. My peace. When people do not have peace, everybody around them are affected by it. You can affect your children: as well as those around you, and especially when they have the same problem. If we are going to grow in grace; we have to start somewhere. I am talking about reigning with Christ: ruling and reigning with Him. If we are always in a turmoil, and if we never have peace within us and it shows: it goes through the skin to the outside of us and we admit our thinking, how are we going to rule? It does not take away your salvation, but how are we going to be kings and priests? We are on the training ground right now. We are training for rulership. Right? I don’t mean just to be practicing what we are, we are daily directing ourselves toward a goal. We are climbing. We cannot go to the house and just leave these things, because the Bible teaches us to think on these things. I want to be in a rulership role, not because I am worthy, but because He promised. There is an advertisement for the armed forces: which says; be all that you can be. That is what it is: be all you can be. Don’t let the devil fool with your mind. Get rid of thoughts that are going to take away from the grace of God that has been imputed to you. We have the authority to resist every vain thought. That is why we have the armor we spoke of earlier. The Bible says: He that gets hold of the plow and looks back: is not worthy of the kingdom of God. what is he going to do? You are going to plow up what you have already planted. This may be kind of hard for some, but if you apply it you are going to be happy.) not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, (It does not stop there: let not your heart be troubled.) neither let it be afraid.” I had a brother: growing up and he was afraid of everything. He was strong as an ox, but afraid of everything. He was a year and half older than me, but he would take me with him at night; because he was afraid to drive through certain places alone; because it was haunted. I went along for the ride. He was bigger than me and stronger than me, but inside him something happened when he was young: that made him afraid. On Saturday, when we would go to town, we would just get a nickel and could get a double popsicle. There was a boy that came by and said, give me that. He just handed it to him. Somebody asked him, why did you give that to him? I was afraid he was going to slap me. I don’t mean to be talking bad about my brother, he was a good person. He grew out of it when he was about forty. What I want to say to all of you: is grow in grace. It is all open for us. I will not mention who, but one man was in jail for five years or so: but he said God put him there so he could learn revelation. If you hear him, he does not know any more now than he did when he started. If you are not ordained for it, that is where the ministry has got off the track. That is where the ministry has got off in this message. There is a certain preacher that preached here more during a convention than any other preacher. I remember coming through here, and he was going to preach on the seals. Somebody in Alabama had dreamed that he was going to preach on the seals: on the seven seals. I kept waiting for the seventh one, but it never happened. He had these seven men that were in Revelation 1, which is seven men; the pastors of seven churches. He had them angels that were going to come back, those seven angels that were going to come back at the end. When it was Paul, when it was Columba, Iraneas, all these men down to William Branham, that is who the seven angels were, they were messengers. He had them coming back, all seven of them grouped together here at the end time. I talked to Bro. Jackson about that. He said if he would have stuck with being an evangelist, he would have been alright, but when he got into Revelation, he would have been better off if he had left it alone. Men have made that mistake trying to teach revelation without the anointing. Continued next issue.

Getting Ready For The Rapture – Part 7

Getting Ready For The Rapture - Part 7

Rev. James Allen

As I was talking this morning about a few things, it was a few weeks ago Farrakhan was on television, he was making a speech. He said we need to kill them that kill us. That would never be allowed: if I got on television and said something like that, I would be arrested, but  he is a Muslim. He is a radical. When those things happened in  Ferguson Missouri, preachers began to get together with the marchers. I remember one preacher, which I have seen on Trinity Broadcast, getting up with the marchers: he was really angry. He felt like it was all an injustice, which has   proved out that it was not what they said it was. But just a few days ago, that same preacher I am talking about: I will not mention his name, appeared with Farrakhan. Is that what preachers are getting into today? It just goes from one thing to another. It will soon be, and it is already in some places, that they have accepted gay marriage. Why, out of a hundred and twenty counties in Kentucky, only two are standing firm against issuing gay marriage licenses? They keep trying them, they keep pushing them. They will say, we accept your belief and all that, but you are not obeying the law. The law sixty days ago, did not justify it.  Has the law changed just for the whim of some people who wants to live wrong? Our sister sang that song tonight, what is wrong with living right. There are so many things that are going on in this nation tonight, things I will not get into, but things have come to my attention. One of these days there is going to be an explosion. We are going to have to be settled. We will not just sing a song about what is wrong with living right, but we will be living right.  So tonight, as we look into the word, every one of the apostles were persecuted. I am not desiring persecution, I don’t want it, but for us to believe the way we believe, it has already been tested among us, especially among young people. The books they bring home from school, the teachers they have, the lifestyle they live that at one time never would have been mentioned, now is brought to the attention of the young people. They know if they can change the young people’s mind’s now: then when time goes on, they have robbed them. A teacher is not allowed to correct a child any more. A little threat of a spanking at one time corrected the situation. Then if it was corrected, it was followed through.  But you cannot do that any more, it is inhumane. That is spreading violence. It did not spread violence with me, but we are living in a time, we are the last generation of people before the Lord comes. Look where we are today:  it  cannot go much further. There is a song, my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. That is  so true today. Peter preached what we are preaching. Paul came along and preached what we are preaching, and some will say, but  that is old and outdated today. Many  of the preachers in this land: that is true. The churches used to be opened up to preachers that  were   preaching hard against sin,, but today they are preaching what  they think will please their hearers.  They  are opened up to the world. This week I had two different groups that wanted to come here and teach our young people how to sing. They said the price was negotiable. Faith Assembly is not open to that kind of business. Tonight we are laughed at because of the way we sing, the way we worship, and the way things are done here. Flesh, if it was let go, if it is never corrected, then it is on a downward course. The only hope we have tonight is in living according to the word of God. I went over Ephesians last week, the 5th chapter, about the spots, blemishes, and wrinkles. This is what I would like to say, if I should happen to get tripped up in some way, I would want to correct it immediately. Because my conscience would not let me go on without correction. It says, grieve not the Holy Spirit. There is a chance that we can grieve Him. So tonight, if there is something wrong in our lives: we know it, because the Holy Ghost we have, will keep going over and over and over until we get it right. I want it to, because without that, we go on and stumble and fall. Then we do not remember where we fell: because we have let it go on too long. The spirit of God is given to us as a reminder of the blood that has been shed for us.  We are living in this time, which is very close to the end. We do not have as far to go as we have come already. I am not trying to make this seem so bad, but I am saying salvation is priceless. I heard a preacher say not long ago, the first thing in my life is my family, then the next thing is my children, the next thing is God. Then the church, which he puts fourth. I do not want anyone like that as a pastor. If God cannot be first: everything else is without Christian reality. If God cannot be first, He will not be there at all. When we let Him have first place in our life: everything else will come in line. Jesus said in one place, as He expressed it a different way: He said unless you hate your father and your mother, your wife and children: He was really making the point: that if any of the human race is the most important thing in your life, you cannot be His disciple.  He was not saying we should actually despise our family members, He was simply saying, do not put them first. Then He said, and your own life, so we have to include ourselves in the list of those that are not to be more important than Him. I want to go into the scripture at this time: to 2nd Peter, starting with the 3rd chapter and the 10th verse. If we are not true to the scripture, we are not true to ourselves. “But the day of the Lord will come (It will come.) as a thief in the night; (The world is going on as it was in the days of Noah, but the Lord will come and take those who have given Him first place, and leave all the rest to   face the mark of the beast. . The Bible says Noah was a preacher of righteousness. He gave warning. I am sure he had family members, brothers and sisters, but they continued enjoying the human pleasures of,  life until the flood came and sent them to the place that was prepared for all that do not choose to walk with God in this life. That is what the Bible says: just not exactly in those words. If you have sixteen hundred years of non-interference as commerce is concerned, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage: until the “day.” we will just say:  rain began to fall. Ceremonies were still going on, if they had any such, but there stood a man:  with tar on his hands, which no doubt had callouses. He had skinned places from where he had  crawled up and down over that old rough wood. He was not  building a deck, he was building something that would float. It had no  stern: He had no deck on it, and he had no idea where that thing was going to land, but he had the favor of God. At night he could hear the cows lowing. He woke up the next morning by an elephant with it’s horn blowing. He did not have but two elephants, . He did not have a lot of roosters, but he had one. Just think about that saints, God took him through all of that. A preacher of righteousness that had warned that entire mass of people from the time he cut his first timber, that marked the starting day.  From the time God called a messenger to this age, He will come. From the time He called a messenger to this age, it has been building. He said it was not an apple that caused man to sin. He also said that serpent was an upright being. You can see that because God said to him, you are going to crawl on your belly from now on. He put him down in the lowest place from the highest place next to  man, which was where he was, and put  him down to where he would have  crawl around in the dust of the earth. He is going to make some people crawl in this hour, and cry out in the dens, hide me from the face of the Lamb. Their days are numbered. I can almost hear the knocking on the door. It is time to go. One of these days the last message will go out from here, and wherever truth is preached. It may be sooner  than we think. Brother  Branham said it is later than you think, it is even later than I thought. What if he lived now? As it was in the days of Sodom, so will it be. The Sodomite condition is here. People are having their good times, and making fun of us, because the word of God is not important to them. The Bible tells us that Noah prepared an ark   for the saving of his house.  It was not prepared for everybody else. God gave him the directions of exactly  how to build it. He did not make any mistake: and say, oh no, you did not get it big enough!  The Bible says: that  in this day there will be few that will be saved. To many so-called  church members, when the rapture takes place, airplanes are going to fall from the sky, because the pilots will go in the rapture. Also that trains will run off the tracks. That is pure carnality. Those people say  there are going to be so many: two billion of them. We know that is not right. It says as a thief in the night, it does not say anything like that. ’It will not come upon us like that.   A few years ago: I was walking out the vestibule back there one day and a certain woman was saying, Bro. Jackson is too strict. She is not here anymore. What the scripture says: is hat which  is right. You can see it in the news. You walk away from truth, you do not have anywhere to go but back, back to the pig pen.) in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, (Think about it. This noise is not just going to be in a little area: this noise is going to be around the world. God is going to interrupt man’s ways. In this hour of time: many are depending upon their r bank account, but I am here to tell you: Your bank account cannot wipe away sin, nor our new car, or our new house. This is all temporary. I am not talking about brothers who are builders or people that work on the assembly line. God bless you who do that.  I am not against people making money, but if this is all we have, we are very poor.) and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, (That goes right back to Zechariah: where it    Says    his eyeballs will melt in his head, and  his tongue will melt in his mouth. When Hiroshima took place, I went to school with a young man that was from Japan: he said we thought it was the  end. He said the fire would just fly up in the air, in the elements. He said his people were walking across this bridge, and he said their footprints are still there where they melted as they took their last steps. Elements will melt with fervent heat.) the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” That is not going to be a little forest fire. The whole west is on fire tonight. They had four hundred and some lightening strikes out in California, and eighty of them caused fires.  What am I saying? I am not trying to scare you, I am saying let us get close to God. I am talking about myself also.  So: “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” Let me change that one word there, what manner of persons ought “we”” to be? I don’t want to throw it all off on you: I want to put it on myself also. I am in the midst of it: just as you are. I have a son here with his wife. It is to them t also. I am not making it easy, I am making it   as I see it in the Word of God. It shall come as a thief in the night, but we are not children of the night as Paul said: but we are children of the light. We are children of the day, not of the night. “Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” He is talking about man’s breath, how it  will be taken from him. That is what he is talking about. It will just suck all the air out: in certain places, not every place, but most every place. You have the Jewish nation, those Jews that are saved, they have to be some place. There will be  that chief element, but they are in a place that God is able to protect them. Who would have ever thought there was going to be a flood? Of course we are used to rain now, but they were not. You may say: well, I don’t know if I want to come here or not, so I will go ahead and say: If you do, you are going to get a one-two punch, so you just as well get used to it, because the  time that is left is short.  “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” One of these days we are going to meet the one who wrote this and say: thank you for warning me, thank you for telling me what was ahead. I am not going to say: well I did not want to know that. The fact is: I want to  know as much as I can about all of  it. I want to know how  I am supposed to live and how I am supposed to get by during the time ahead of that, how I am supposed to exist. If you set your feet against truth, you are setting your feet against life. Some of the things I looked at on the internet this week made me more aware of what is ahead. some of the things I saw are just ahead of us. If you look at it through the flesh, it is scary, but true saints of God do not  have to be  scared of anything that is ahead; not at all. I remember the last Sunday Bro. Jackson lived to be here at church; they were singing the song, there is a brighter day coming, it was the first time I ever saw him move that arm after he had surgery on it. He was happy! Are you happy about what ewe have to look forward to tonight? We are looking for a new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. You are looking at the last days wherein this earth is going to be  corrupted by the deeds of mortal mankind. Wherefore, beloved, see that ye be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, (That can go two ways, peace in the body of Christ and peace in the soul.) without spot, (I believe Paul and Peter were well  acquainted with being without spot.
Brothers and sisters: I know that  none of you want to have  a spotted garment. That which the world offers is not worth it. Things of the world are not worth the cost.  Precious brothers and sisters e that have gone on, having  the victory, would testify to that. The last time I talked to Brother Pixley when he still understood: was a couple weeks ago. He said to me: I pray for you and all the ministry three or four times a day. Bro. Bradbury told me this morning, that when he  is around his  father: he always asked him; are you still driving a hundred miles to go to church, but he said when he was around Bro. Pixley: he felt like he was his father. We are leaving a mark upon people’s lives as we go along. Without spots: It does not say blemish here, but he says) and blameless.” Don’t look at this as though it is not attainable. Have peace with God. Get it all under the blood. Let it work for you. Let His righteousness work in us. “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you.” That is a ministry that got along. They knew how to get along. I must get along with my brothers. Somewhere in time God is going to see to it that we get along. I am not saying He is going to throw anyone out, but there will be something, because those He loves: He chastens. I would rather be chastened than to be wrong, and just left alone. I would rather live my life in a way that I don’t have to have all that chastening. “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest; (Wrest, or twist. There is a price with it.) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” I could say something here, but I better not. We have had disagreements and people have left, but it has not changed us. When you have truth, you do not have to move off of it. You do not have to make excuses. Truth will stand steadfast. When every thing else falls apart, truth will stand. The Almighty God will stand with those that stand for truth. All others are left to  their own destruction. As Bro. Branham preached: it is a battleground: a battleground of the mind. It does not have to be. That which is of the mind can be settled.  He said there was a fellow that made the statement: Inside me, it is like two dogs fighting, a black dog and a white dog. (This is just an illustration.) The man was asked, which one wins? He said; the one I feed the most. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, (He is not going to wait right up until the end and tell us again: everything, He, (God) had said before. Before  the end comes we are going to know a little something. We are going to know  something about the Word, where we stand, and what is going on. Why would he put an illustration there of Sodom and Gomorrah, and also how it was in the days before the flood, if He did not mean for true believers to take it as an awakening warning for us to think on. so we would understand? You can go up and down glutton alley eating and enjoy a good time, as long as those restaurants are open. There is always somebody in them. Most of them have a little drinking place. That is just the way it is anymore. I went through Salem a few times on Sunday night after our service, and driving through there, people will walk right in front of you, stand there and look at you, as though to  dare you to hit them. I have more sense than that, but a drunk person does not know.  I don’t think they could stand before a car.  I  sure don’t want to run over anyone, why do  they look like they want me to?  It has happened, and People wonder what is wrong with this younger generation, I see ten and twelve year old children on the street when I go home from church. They have no supervision.  When I see young brothers and young sisters here with their small children: I just have to say: What is wrong with doing right? What is wrong with living right? If I ever saw a young brother or sister doing dumb things like you see out here: things like I just described, I would probably get out of my car and say: You deserve a whipping, but I don’t expect to see anything like that from you precious families that love the Lord. (Reading now:  seeing you know these things…) beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” It does not take a whole  well of ink to put a spot on your shirt. It says  in the Old Testament, the young foxes spoil the vines. I got a jacket a few years ago at Penney’s. I think I paid  twenty nine dollars for it, and it was originally; over a hundred dollars. I wore it several times and then One night I came in and a sister said, you have a place on your jacket, I looked down and saw that it had  a hole in it. I guess I had got hold of something and it just kept on going. I have not  worn it since.  I had gotten  into something that did that.  That causes me to say:  If we just let things go: like living a loose life, and  we have that no care attitude, we are going to get a blemish. I could have worn it back to church, but I would have been ashamed to, because that hole had gotten  too large. I was glad the sister pointed it out to me. If I or Bro. Kevin should happen to point something out to you, do something about it. I am not being mean. I am not talking about pointing you out and saying you there: you need to do such and such. That has happened before: down in Georgia. He will not like me for saying that,  but he did not like me  anyway. I remember during a meeting  that was going on in 2007, I was asked to have a certain preacher preach. I did not aim to let  him preach. It was someone  that has left asked me that, oh he is a good preacher. I knew there was a tape made: when he had already said that Bro. Bud and me  were just two puppets on Bro. Jackson’s string. It did not take them long to change their mind, did it? There is even a tape out about Bro. Jackson and us, that we tried to get hold of, but they never would let it out. Am I going to let someone   like that preach in this pulpit? No: absolutely not! Forget it. Things like that just don’t cover up. It is not good words and fair speeches: it is living right that makes the difference . Everything I have preached has come right from this pulpit. I want to read that 17th verse again. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” That is a warning to us: to you and me. If a situation is corrected, then it no longer needs correction. That makes me happy. He said grow in grace. Grace is God’s unmerited favor to us, so let us grow in it. Get more like Him. I am pointing you to Him, I am not pointing you to me. I am pointing you to Him, and saying also: let us be steadfast in our life  with Him. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Peter must have been  getting happy along about that time) To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen” And I say, Praise the Lord! Can you say Praise the Lord? Have I acted like I am  mad about something? I only get mad at the devil: what I said today: was said with all the gentleness I know how to use: because we are preparing an exit to get out of here. There used to be a song: Come on along and go with me: up to my Father’s house.   I will not sing it, but I will say that to all who hear my voice right now. Come on along and go with me up to my Father’s House. Praise the Lord!

        GETTING READY FOR THE  RAPTURE                PART 18

     The Bible says that in the last days: men would get more wicked and wiser. I know it has been quoted as weaker and wiser, but it is not that, it is wickeder and wiser. We see the wisdom today, you can take your phone and find out just about anything with it.  , If you are minded to do that. It is above my understanding. These young children five and six years old, know more about my phone than I do. I know how to receive a phone call and to make a phone call, that is all you ever did with a phone years ago.  You just answered it.   A lot of people don’t remember that? How   many remember that? I am thinking about the song Bro. Kevin and Sis. Sandy sing, what a beautiful day. The beautiful thing about it, is serving the Lord. We praise the Lord for that because He is the one that made it possible. To think of all the people in the world, and all the people in the church world, and  God has chosen us, a few, along with our brothers and sisters that are listening in by internet  today. The group in Minnesota: this is their church away from home, but we are all home folks. We are people that care for one another. When one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. I like to look at it that way. My Bro. Bill went through a hard thing a few days ago. He got dogmatic with the devil.  It worked: so Sometimes we have to do that, we just cannot give in to those things  the devil shoves our way. The good thing is, God does things for us: that we were not even praying about. I know He has for me. I had athletes feet real bad. I got some medicine that would kind of take care of that for about three months, then it would come back again and I would have to use it again. Then  they quit making it. When they quit making that  medicine, it really bothered me, but then the Lord healed it: So I did not have that problem any more. That was thirty five years ago. The Lord is a keeper. He keeps His promise of what He has said. I am just telling you a little thing or two that should encourage some. I remember from  back in 1980, when we went to Canada with Brother and Sister Jackson: along with Bro. and Sis. Turner. I had sinus trouble so bad that my eye would swell. It really got dangerous. There were people whose eyes would swell and pop out. Sometimes, mine got kind of dangerous. I had a medicine that I would take with me all the time. I would get so sleepy using this medicine: that it was  dangerous. I would get so sleepy at work that I could hardly walk while at work: for two or three hours. There was not very  much sinus medicine available at that time. It was a doctor’s medicine that he had given me. It was a very small  pill, but it worked to keep the sinus problem down, but it made me so sleepy I could hardly stand. When we went to Canada. I had shaving lotion in with that bottle of about sixty tablets. When we  got ready to come home, some how that shaving lotion leaked out into that bottle of pills and destroyed every one of them. There was not one left. I thought: What will I do?. What I really want you to hear though: when I got home the sinus problem was gone. I am telling this to encourage some that may have a lingering problem that you have been praying about: Don’t give up: God is still the same. He has a time and a way to deliver you from such things.   I had that  problem since I was a boy in school. One   boy at school looked at my eyes and  asked what I had been drinking.   I never did drink. I don’t know what whiskey tastes like. I was not a Christian, but I never did drink. I did not tell this to brag on me: I told it to encourage those who may be suffering.    I did not ask Him, He just did it. If you live faithful to Him, He will be faithful to you.  He will not take away every problem in your life: There are some  things we have to pray about. Sometimes they may linger. Those things had lingered with me a long time. I never have to put anything in my eyes now.   I was amazed that something like that would happen for me. When I first moved up here, I worked at Donaldson Bakery. I would have to hold on to those racks to be able to stand up: I got so dizzy. We had probably lived here two or three months. Then one night I was walking up the stairs, and this was really bothering me. I just said, Lord, help me. Then I felt something go up  my back and out of my head: it was gone as fast as a bullet. God is always  faithful. He is faithful to do what He promised.  Now: when I hear people talking about living in this Ohio Valley, it kind of bothers me, because I remember how God took care of me, and I cannot help feeling bad about others that are suffering that way: many  with sinus problems and things like that. One thing is sure: God is a healer. He did not do anything for me, that He would not do for you: when you are walking with Him in a true revelation. The fact that He healed me: did not mean that I was holy: t I had come into truth that I believed and cherished. If you have doubts, then the devil replaces those doubts with his version of what your life should be like. and he will take away everything he can from your Christian experience. When  a person is born again, then that means God has done something in your life, but if you do not get truth engrafted within you: so that it means more to you than anything else, even family and friends: the devil will keep after you until God means more to you than anything else in the world. when He  becomes the most important thing in your life, then you are a true  Christian. I say Christian: because believers  were first called Christians at Antioch. Christian  is a word that is used very loosely anymore. That which makes us a true Christian: is living according to the Word of God. When you get to the place where you are not living a loose life any more. But living by God’s Word:  then you can call yourself a Christian. Many use that word for advantage, without  even knowing what makes a true Christian. That does not make them Christians. I have other  scriptures here, Luke 21 I have gone over before, but there are certain things I want to point out in it :when I get into it. Loose living will catch up with us. When you get ready to think about yourself, to think about your life, then sometimes it may be days, weeks or many months: before you get back to that feeling. David, in Psalms 51: was  crying out to God: restore unto  me thy salvation. He had gone a long way in a long time before this ever happened, because he had even had a murder committed. He had it done He had taken a man’s wife. Then he wanted to make things right. That applies to our own lives as well: we must make things right; even If we have hurt some one, we must make it right. I am not talking about judgment: judging certain things, I am not talking about that because that is given to  a ministry to do so.   You just don’t get out here, cut this and cut this, and say this about this one and that about that one, making the pulpit a bully pulpit. We are not that type of people. Sometimes though, we do preach hard. There are situations that we must deal with, but it is certainly not a joyful responsibility. I may get up here and yell, and do a little of this, that and the other, but I am not mad. If somebody tries to over ride truth or something of that nature, then I do get angry, but I do not carry it with me. When my mom ever said, sit down, I did not ask why. I better not. My mom went to the 7th grade, and my dad to the 5th grade: they did not learn the  fractions and all of that: like one, two, two and a half, two and three quarters, they did not learn fractions. They meant the best for me.    My mom always said I was stubborn: she said if she wanted to get to me, she would talk good to me, then I would cry. When    somebody would talk good to me, it would melt my heart. We are not all the same emotionally, but spiritually: we will  be. love the Lord: do you love the Lord? He is our Father. God is our Father, He has a right to correct us. We see in the book of Hebrews, those that will not take correction, and also those that will. God knows how to deal with His true children. Peter talks about that. The dog will go back to it’s vomit. They will! I have seen it. It is not a pretty sight. Jesus knew how mortals are, and He knew how to deal with them: those who would take heed to instruction and those who would not. He had seen it all. I know one thing, God is seeking to perfect us. That is what I want. That is my prayer when I pray to God, I ask Him for forgiveness for every way I have failed to do His perfect will in my life. Those who have the Holy Ghost do not sin, bit we make errors in life. If I need to: I will Say:  Father forgive me: even  more than one time every day, I ask for forgiveness: not that I am out here living a loose life; doing things that I know are wrong, but I am still in this human flesh. He is not seeking to perfect this flesh. He is seeking to perfect the spirit man inside: then the outside will follow suit. We live in a wicked and adulterous generation. I feel to preach truth instead of just letting it go. I do not wait until bed time to make it right: I take care of it immediately. On a certain website, there is a large  list of things some claim I have said wrong, but I do not spend  time trying to please those people who refuse to receive truth, and find fault with those who are led by the Spirit of God.  My obligation is not to someone that does not want to go on  with the Lord. Paul said follow me as I follow the Lord. That is all I ask. I give people an opportunity, as the scripture says, you are the judges. I appreciate my true brothers and sisters, and I will do all I can for them, but following truth is the individual responsibility of all who are   called of God to this life of being perfected. There was a time when I did not know how many would stay here. God had to make me feel like I was alone: in order for Him to exalt His truth in the lives of His true children.  Then I see it, there is a word I would like to say, but I cannot think of it, because people responded. I did not get up here: jump up and down and say, are you with me? That puts people under obligation. I just say, make up your mind, whether you want to follow truth or flirt around with the world. Of course we have been accused of standing at the door and holding people in. The enemy likes things like that because he puts on the pressure points, because he wants to see you make a mistake in front of other brothers and sisters. Then he will point his finger, if he has one, and laugh at you. As I said, I have gone over this before, but I want to go further in it. Go to  Luke, chapter 21. We will look at most of the chapter: starting in verse 5. In the first part of this chapter, Jesus is talking about the  people putting in their offerings and then there is a question that comes up. Jesus had a lot of people question Him, especially the Pharisees and Sadducees, the Herrodians and all those denominations.  He never did give a good answer to them, He even called them  vipers, serpent seed. O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come. Pharisees, hypocrites. “And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with good stones and gifts, He said.””  (That should have impressed Him. but it did not. It was always said there was more gold in that building than  there was in Fort Knox. W hen Solomon built that temple, of course it was torn down, then Herod re-beautified it after it was rebuilt, four hundred and some years before that, Herod re-beautified it because he was a politician. He was a politician like those we have today, all of it was an outward thing.  I hear the president is wanting to build him a library for a billion dollars. I doubt if it is ever built, we are getting too close to the end. Did you notice the stock market this week. In two days this week it lost over two hundred points. This is getting ready to sink. We better have our trust in the Lord: not in Wall Street. As they said the last time it had a fall: in 2008, they took it from the taxpayers, of course they had to pay for the bale out, which was not a bale out. They did not do anything: they did not work on highways. They did not do anything other than waste a   trillion dollars. Now they said the next one will be from your bank account. They said that just the other day. You might think: well they cannot   do that!  They will! We have government leaders now that do not care for the people: They have an inner city underground, that reaches from Maryland to Washington D.C. It  is a city underground. It showed on the internet. It showed the highway, a four land highway underneath the ground so the politicians can run and hide: because they are expecting something and that is going to be their grave. They will go to the dens. What do you think that is? Dens and caves, and cry for the rocks and mountains to fall on them to hide them from the face of Him. They tell people, we will fine you for singing certain songs at a ball game, and the people get up at half time, they cannot  play it, but they no one can  shut the people up. Somebody needs to stand up and tell these politicians to shut up. God will: when the time is right! “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” We saw it when we were there. They dug down to the street where Jesus walked and there lays the stones from the temple area. They are laying there, they left them laying there as a witness to what Jesus said. There they are! Big stones. Fourteen  years ago, they burned down two buildings that were the pride of the nation. Thousands of people worked there. It was all gone in two hours time. I was working over here at a certain place, the first airplane went into one building, and the people we were working for said, look at what has happened, come in here and watch it on TV. We went in and here come another plane: we saw it. There was man’s pride and joy, gone in two hours of time. Why? Because they wanted to be politically correct. They never learned any lesson whatsoever. They did not learn anything. But over in France last week:  a terrorist that gotten on a train; but he did not know there were special forces from America on that same train. He had an AK 47 and a pistol with nine different clips. He started to kill. These soldiers from America: three of them jumped him. One got cut up, because he also had a knife. One of them got cut up, but he got out of the hospital this morning. They jumped that terrorist and hog tied him. Maybe they should have went ahead and butchered him. He intended to kill a bunch of people, but he met some good American men. It did not say they were Christians, but they said, this is not going to happen on my watch. That is what we are saying today,: not on our watch. T here shall not be one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. “And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass.” This happened in 70 A.D. The Holy Ghost that Jesus had, that was sent from God, let Him know something. The Holy Ghost that God has sent unto us in this hour will let us know something  also. We know that something is happening in America. A million acres in certain places are burning, hundreds of square miles. Firemen are giving their lives to save something, that when the fire surrounds them, it killed three of them. Those are men who did not   go out to die, they went out to save something. When  Jesus, came:  He came,  to die. He was  not interested in a  big bank account: He was not and I was not thinking about Wall Street.  The things that are  happening now, are the things He said would  happen in the last days, on Wall Street and the rest of them: More than eight hundred points in two days, but that is a fraction of what will happen. Not one stone is going to be left on some of these buildings. They mean nothing to God. They built another tower in the place of that one, and  they call it the Freedom Tower. Now they have changed it to the World Tower,  because it owns a lot of it. These nations that hate us are buying up our land. What are they going to do? What are we going to do when they get ready to move in? They already are: they just come across the border. Those who should know: do not even know what all comes across the border right now. Women come across the border three days before they deliver a baby, and when they deliver a child it automatically  becomes an American citizen. One could say: You  idiots in Washington D.C.: evidently know nothing about the  Constitution. You are working around it like worms work in the dust. You have got the advantage over other people; because America has gone to sleep. Just wait a little while: it is going to happen. Wait until the inner cities start burning: It is going to happen.  Farrakhan gets on television and says: let us kill them that are killing us. If I said something like that, they would arrest me, because that is a threat. They give the policemen such a bad name: that anything that  happens, they are going to be blamed for it. A young man that had a jeep: drove it into a gated building, and he drove right on into a dealership, got on top of cars, and jumped up and down, and then breaks the windshield of a new Mustang. He is approached by a policeman and is shot. They get out and call the police pigs and killers. What are they going to call God: when He begins His work on this wicked nation?. I know that this s not popular, but I cannot stand to see the country that I love: go up in chaos by a bunch of lying politicians. I just as well call them what they are. Some have said the way you can tell when a politician is lying: is when they move their mouth. “Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And He said, Take heed that ye be not deceived.” I never did tell you not to pay attention to what I say, I want you to hear it. I want you to be able to take what I say: back to the Word of God. I want you to be able to take what  these other brothers: those over seas, and wherever truly called Brothers are speaking: Brother Kevin and me: Bro. Spencer, and all the others: take it back to the Word. That is what Bro. Branham always said: Give it the Word test. “Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ.” What is he saying there? Many will come in my name: saying it is in Jesus’ name that they are coming, and they will say they are anointed. This is the interpretation of that. It is not that they are saying they are Jesus Christ, but He said: they will come in my name. In other words, there are going to be preachers that say they are coming in the name of Jesus Christ, but you can be sure of this: they will not baptize in His name. Saying, I am anointed is one thing, but if  they will not baptize in His name: they have not been sent by Him. “And the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.” There are so many prophets on television anymore, you cannot keep up with them, and neither can you  keep up with their message. There are so many things they say that are just plain dumb; they are so ridiculous. They cannot rightly divide the Word of truth: because they have not been called and filled with the Spirit of Truth. They cannot even see where it says Jews and Gentiles in the Bible, like in  Revelation 12. Let us read verse 7. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” This comes in the middle of the seven year period, which is the beginning of the tribulation. “And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” In other words, during that time: that three and one half years, he is going to be put to the ground. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” The earth is going to be in a pickle: after the Bride is gone in the rapture. “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Now here is the verse I want us to notice. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, (which is referring to the  foolish virgins in that hour) and by the word of their testimony; (which is Jews. See? There are two categories of people in that verse. It is the testimony they held. It was what they held during Hitler’s time there in different places where they were slaughtered, six million of them. Many of them held on to God. Like over there in Syria right now. Those people that say they are Christians, they are giving their lives, their heads are being cut off because they Will not deny Christ. They truly have something they will not deny to save being slaughtered.) and they loved not their lives unto the death.” In other words, they would rather die than to give credence to this spirit. These are not Muslims here. It is the same spirit that is upon Isis, but it is a religious spirit which comes through Catholicism. It is something the pope pronounces. They have done it before: this is not the first time. The Catholic’s  have done it before. “And the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: (These things have always been, wars and commotions, be not terrified. He is talking to another generation, not this generation, because this all happened all along, ever since Jesus Christ was on earth: there have been wars and rumors of wars, and so on. He said, don’t be troubled, because it was not time.) for these things must first come to pass; (first) but the end is not by and by.” By and by is a period of time. Do not let it bother you, He is talking to another generation: because it is not time. But then He goes back and forth in this chapter to try to teach us something; as saints of God, which is going to fool the world because they do not know how to divide truth. Now we are getting somewhere. “Then said He unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” He is talking about our age, from WW1 and so on. “And great earthquakes (Look at that, somewhere: while I am speaking this morning, there have been some  earthquakes in this old world, not noticeable so much, but it registers on the Richter scale anyway. It is the earth breaking away a little bit.) shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilence; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Those signs are here: Signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars. Then He goes back, “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, (This is talking to the apostles now, before these things happen they shall lay hands on you…) and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.” He is talking to the apostles there, before these things. “And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” That happened in Luther’s time. That man stood before the council and confounded that bunch of devils, because it is the face of a man that is standing out there: his intelligence. He educated himself to be able to stand there before those that had him, but in the last days: He is choosing a ministry that does not have all the doctors degrees in learning. So was it with Wesley and men in that hour. They were able to tangle up these people that were trying them. “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.” In Poland: during WW2, many of the Polish people protected Jews: keeping  them in their houses, hid in closets and such: until their money ran out. Then they exposed them to the German army. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.” What a trying hour those people went through. There is one lesson there; we have to be patient in this hour. We have things we have to go through, but we must rely on the Lord. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” There are some people who have put that in this hour: saying it is for this hour. It has nothing to do with this hour. They say that Jerusalem is going to be destroyed. Jerusalem is not going to be destroyed again: That is these prophecy preachers. and people are gobbling it up. This one preacher is trying to raise a hundred million dollars in order to warn every Jew, when this time comes, so they can flee to the mountains. He is printing tracts to put in every Jew’s mailbox, telling them where to flee to when this hour comes. Flee to the mountains. You don’t have a chance. That woman is not fleeing to a mountain. She is fleeing somewhere: where it is really safe. That is why I say, something has to happen in America to make it a safe place. I know I am getting loud, but I want to be understood. Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson both preached that they felt it would be America: that the woman of Revelation 12  would flee to: on the wings of an eagle, which is the two prophets, that will have  told them where to go. They get on airplanes and go there. They will know when it is time to get out: to go to a safe place: where they will be fed and taken care of. That is why I say: something has to happen in America. We cannot have a leadership like we have now. We simply cannot  have a bunch of Farrakhan’s and a bunch of devils  running the country. If you put the Republicans and Democrats in a bag and shake it up, no telling which would fall out first: nor what difference it would make: because they are dumb alike. You can look at the mess we are in, and you will know I am telling you the truth. Some  might say, you are going to get in trouble for preaching like that. Well: wake up and help change this thing then. There is a song: this land is my land, this land is your land, but it has been y sold out to some who have no love for this land of the free. It has been    sold  out to the Chinese, to the Japanese, and  to who knows where else: what other countries. “Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains;  This happened and  all those people that listened to Jesus’ message: when the Romans came in: in 68: then those Jews that were Christians left. They were the only ones that were saved, because Jesus said you will be hemmed in on every side, and they were. A moat was pushed against the wall. Then they scaled the wall and went into the midst of those that remained there, which was seven hundred and some thousand people were slain. There was not a baby, a woman, or a child, that were left alive. There was not any  man: nor anyone left alive: no  rabbi’s that were left. They were all dead: simply because they had said: concerning Jesus at the crucifixion: let His blood be upon us and our children. If you promise Him anything, do: Do not fail to keep that promise. Do not think when you  just come to church on  Sunday morning: do not think you have fulfilled all that God requires of you: become your religious experience on Sunday morning is not sufficient: if you spend the rest of the week finding fault with every one, and everything. If you sit in a service saying: Oh praise God, praise God, and then something else comes out your mouth on the way home: like. You Old  woman, I don’t know why God ever made you to be my wife, and she  comes back  with:  You dumb old man, you are so ignorant, I feel sorry for you. God put a bigger brain in a chicken than what you have. This is just a little example of some things that have been in the lives of those who just go to church once a week and let carnality rule them the rest of the time. I just want to say this: When you leave this place, you thank God  because you have a believing spouse, and you have  a spouse, and you be a good spouse yourself. Give God first place in your life, and you will be led in the right way. I am going to read this again. “Let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains….) and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter not there into. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, (That has nothing to do with a Christian woman in this hour of time, nor anything with anyone expecting in this hour, or that has a little baby, it has nothing to do with you. That was then, because they were going to have to flee and get out. It would not be easy for a woman with a little baby that was nursing, that is why Jesus was warning those of that hour.) and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.” That is talking about the Jewish people. In 70 A.D.  It cannot  be applied to any other time. Jerusalem was captured. Not one Jew that was in there escaped, not one.  “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” Until: we are at that time. We cannot put it off: we are here. There is going to come a time soon: there used to be a song people would sang, Wait a little longer please: Jesus, just a few more days till we get our loved ones in.  That is not going to work in this end time: because the door is going to be closed to any that have not surrendered to the call of the Lord for salvation.

  PART 19 -23-15 PM

I pray that you are now ready to hear His Word: after enjoying His wonderful presence in the song service.  When  it is all finished and all over, we are going to find that only our endeavors to live for Christ and for each other will be what was greatest. The Bible teaches us so. As the lawyer that ask Jesus, what is the greatest commandment of all: he wanted to know what was the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus said, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, thy soul, thy mind, thy strength, and then thy neighbor as thyself. He said: all this hangs upon the law and prophets. So tonight, you are my friends, you are my spiritual family. All of us have family members which are begotten in the flesh. On the other hand: we have a spiritual daddy and a spiritual Savior that makes us spirit beings. I was kind of explaining that one time down in Georgia when Bro. Bud and  I went down there for the funeral of Sis. Carmen’s grandparents. I did not know that anybody was really listening. There were a few people there that were listening and it kind of shook me when I found out they were, because I was more or less explaining death. When you leave this life, somewhere you are still alive.  Jesus said, I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be also. If it were not so, I would have told you. When He was asked the question about that, He said I am the way, the truth and the life. So tonight, there is no other way, there are no shortcuts, nothing for cheapskates. We all have to meet the same Savior: the same Lord,  that said: I will not leave you or forsake you. I will not leave you comfortless. He will not leave us comfortless. We can always call on Him for help: when life gets hard to bear. The thing about it is: if we walk with Him in this life: will go where He is when it comes our time to go. Continued. Next issue.

Getting Ready For the Rapture – Part 6

Getting Ready For the Rapture - Part 6

Rev. James Allen

The saying is: Freedom is not free. It does cost something for us to really have freedom. This country has been a land of  freedom up until the last few years. Now we are in debt to this one and that one. They built a new building in New York; a sky scraper. China is part owner of it. They have so many floors that is theirs. They can have it all as far as I am concerned, because I do not want a building; that when it is finished; is over run with rats. “The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits.” He has to eat his own crop. My grandfather grew corn, tobacco, and different other things, but he did not use fertilizer. So they called what he grew: nubbins, that is what he grew, nubbins. “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:” According to his gospel. He knew it. He had been there. I am talking about the Apostle Paul. He met Him on the Damascus road. We must have our meeting with Him also. We each  one according to His foreordained plan must meet Him and submit ourselves to His will and purpose as He calls us. You may have thought in your younger life; that there were things you wanted to do first.  He does the calling, and we do the accepting. There is a song: when He calls for me, I will answer. That is when our life begins to amount to something; when we determine to follow Him; wherever He leads us. He leads and we follow. He  told the disciples to go wait at Jerusalem “until: how long ? until you be endued with power from on high. Do not cut yourself short this morning: this is for you. The Holy Ghost is not a possibility or a probability, He is real. He who created all things; is calling you today: Come unto me, and I will give you rest: rest from the struggle in your life. Listen how the apostle expressed it; “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the Word of God is not bound.” He had been in jail. He had been clubbed, yet he could stand there with scars all over his body rejoicing in the Spirit of God. We need to be that sure in ourselves, because the gospel is sure; not a maybe so. There is no probability to it; it is a sure thing. Do you get what I am saying? Is it understandable? The end is coming, and we are getting very close. “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sake.” Certain people have a list of all the things I have supposedly preached wrong, but it is a funny thing to me; to know that these same people who are accusing me of preaching wrong: actually stood out here in the parking lot and disagreed with what Bro. Jackson had said.  I will go a little further. Up here in Sellersburg; at a restaurant; you disagreed, even before other people, with what Bro. Jackson had said. Some of you even threatened to move off somewhere, even while Bro. Jackson was still living, all because he had made some judgments that was not approved by you. I have not made a list of these things. It is not on the internet. Really, the things I have preached, have been  for everybody to hear, and I have not taken any of it back. You might say: Well what if you are wrong? The question is: What if you are wrong? “ I preach what God gives me to preach, so I have no reason to take back anything. The man of God said; Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus; with eternal glory.” I have not preached the things I have preached; for myself. That is because I knew it before I ever preached it. “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him.” That is quite a statement: If we be dead with Him. What does a dead person do? The lifeless body just lays wherever it is placed. That is what baptism is for, to put the old man away, that the new man may be able to live, which is Christ Jesus indwelling: abiding within our physical being, to take the place of what we lost. What we lost became gain. As Paul said, there is not another gospel. In Galatians, the 1st chapter, he was amazed that they so soon turned from the gospel of God; unto another gospel. Just because some  do not understand certain things, does not mean that we who preach do not understand; because we do. I believe the majority of people here at Faith Assembly do understand the third day. What would keep any true believer from understanding it? It is so simple: you cannot go wrong. When you go beyond where the second day ends: You are automatically in the third day: whether you realize it or not. I say also, I believe the majority of people at Faith Assembly believe that the lake of fire is in the heart of the earth, but there are always one or two that just do not get it. I believe that the majority of people at Faith Assembly believe that the seven women taking hold of one man is talking about something in the future; and why. Some people reject what they hear without even checking it out. The fact that it does not specifically spell out every detail; leaves some hanging without much to hold on to. Simply because it does tell that it is something future, when seven women will take hold of one man. That little preacher fellow that sent tapes to certain people here at Faith Assembly, which were then brought to me: showed how he tried to explain the seven women. I have never seen such garbage from any man that claims to be called to preach the Word of God. He did not have a right explanation for anything. The scripture is true, but you cannot find what you had put together in any of the Word of God. I can show scripture for what I preached. I am not going to say much about that: it would just  cause him to start sending more tapes to this congregation. We do not need that. His futile effort to prove me wrong, just exposed  his scriptural ignorance, and especially that which he had already spewed out. Let us just be thankful that we do not have to make way for something like that when we meet together to worship God. I now want to go to Ephesians 5:25 to continue on. Husbands, love your wives,  even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it.” He is making an illustration here. Your wife is someone you can see. “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word. That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, ( A spot is obvious. He is talking about the entire scope of the Church. If we, as a minister, do not see how to take care of spots, then where are they going to be taken care of? Well, I have an idea, I have an opinion, I believe it should be done this way, I would not have done it that way. You made the wrong judgment, I sure would have done it different. ( That is what you hear from some who think they know it all.) We have got to get rid of these spots.) or wrinkles. ”Where do you get wrinkles from? Sitting down. The Bible says, having done all to stand, then stand. You do not  get wrinkles standing. He is talking about clothing. He is not talking about the suit you have on now. He is talking about what you are going to be robed with in eternity. I have had to do things that jogged my mind. I just had to almost close my eyes and forget about me, and think about the sacred Word of God. It is not easy. It is not something that brings joy or brings pleasure: It is kind of like the little boy I saw in a movie many years ago. It was an old black and white movie. His dad was correcting him. Of course you cannot do that now. Dad corrected him and had to whip him. You certainly cannot do that now; without maybe having the Law at your door. Naturally the little boy cried. His dad said: Son, this hurts me more than it hurts you. The little boy said, Then why am I the one crying? When it comes to pastoring a church; you have to move on, because you are doing many things for the benefit of the congregation. We all want to make it in the rapture, regardless of what it requires of us. I say to some today, that some have gotten themselves into problems by not taking heed to what is preached. Now it is up to you to change the situation by prayer and taking heed to the Word that is preached. Many times; it might be by fasting also. The devil comes in little baby steps, but actually he has something out here that he is desiring to kill. Jesus said that he kills and destroys. As long as we keep him out of the corral, he cannot get among the sheep. The reason I used the illustration of what those men did there in Germany; was to show how much our dedication has to be. I never said you cannot go out and eat. I never really set limits on what people should do and should not do, because I believe the Holy Ghost will tell us. If we go against that, we have gone against our own conscience. I will leave the rest for tonight. I  have not dealt with the blemish yet, which is a different thing, but I will tonight.GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE-PART 15

This agreement our politicians have hammered out with Iran: is something that has not been read, something the government does not even know exactly what is in it, neither house or the Senate.  They will never know what is in it. People will vote for something because they are told to. I have never asked you to believe what I say, except for looking in the Word to see if it correlates with  the Word of God. The Bible talks about, let one speak and others judge, which  is what I want. That is what I expect; so that  there is no schism between us when something comes about.  We never expect that there will be any false moves, or made up things; just to get attention, or to get in fellowship with someone, or to strive to have fellowship. I have nothing to gain to tell you anything but the truth here on this earth. It all lays on the other side, except for the benefit of the saints of God. That is the thing about it. If I were looking for popularity, there would be a lot more people here that never would have left. Because we made a stand for certain things, that brought about division. Sometimes it turns out like that. The Bible says it will bring forth division, but  I never thought about anything that I was led to say: would be  bringing division, until division first came, then everything that is a revelation is controversial with people. I have learned that you just have to  look at the Word of God and go on unperturbed by those who would cause a problem. I had a map of the West Coast. This one shows more, because it goes all the way down to Argentina, to that fault line. It goes up through here all the way to British Columbia, and then off toward Japan. That is the red line you see here. The yellow line is the probability of where it will go, that puts a big dent in it. As I said earlier, it estimates seven  million people that are affected in that area by that, because this is where the cities are, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, all those large cities, Seattle. They spoke about seven million people. That is a lot of people. I know there have been movies, or documentaries that have been made; of what that it would look like, if and when it does come. I am not saying if it comes, I am saying when it comes. As the scientists look at it and see the movement of the earth, that is what they are looking at, because there are two plates here. One of them is rising over the other, pushing against it, and it can just push so far and then it collapses.  I remember Bro. Branham telling how far back under the ledge they had taken submarines, some fifty miles or so underneath the earth. That is a long way. The thing about it is, as it was in the days of Noah, as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. That has to be judgment. Some people have said, well if it don’t happen, He will have to raise up Sodom. I have never gone that far, God knows what He is doing, I don’t have to instruct Him as to what will happen, or what He will do. That is His business. But looking at the time and the season we are living in, there are many things that can happen in the next few months according to the word of the Lord.  I can go back to what is really going on now in America especially, to see that judgment is on the rise. There are tornadoes, there are floods in places that have not been that way before. Most of them have been centered more or less in the central part of the United States, up until the last year or so, especially this year.  They are in New York or wherever these tornadoes are happening. We must look at these things as being judgments of God. It is really a pre-event to the things that are really going to happen later on. The national leadership in this country, is what God looks at, the national leadership in this country has failed. They have not failed God, they have just failed because they had no God in their mind. If they did, it was something false. Here we are now, 2015 at the end of the Jewish year within one month.  We are watching. That is what the Bible says, watch and wait. That is what we are doing, we are watching; watching events as they are coming about, so that we can keep up to date with what God is doing. These things are just precursors to what is really going to happen later. What I am saying by this; is God looking for some people that He can put His hand on, that are going to follow Him no matter what the circumstances are? A lot of people say they know God, but do they know His Word? You cannot live by the Word of God, if you do not have it in your soul by faithful study of it. Many have applied themselves to thinking that sometimes an excited experience will be enough. I don’t watch it, but these young people that get on television and show themselves: When you see them shaking their head up and down and getting out of their mind, they are feeling something, but it is not the anointing of the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is one thing, but the devil is another spirit: a counterfeiter, and he tries to make his show as something God has ordained. Saints of God: Listen to me: It takes a spiritual mind to know the difference. There are many preachers out there now; that are either preaching finances or preaching healing. Blind eyes are being opened, hands are being healed, but you never see those things taking place. Even if I did  see it; it would not change  my faith in the Word of God. I remember reading last week, where the disciples came to Jesus and said, we found a man that was not following you; that was praying for the sick. Jesus  said, Let him  alone: Those that are not against us are for us. In other words, He was saying, do not allow yourselves to get mixed up with it: just let it go. There are a lot of things going on out there that may look great to some, but we must be on guard against what it may lead into.  Like I said before, just about  every week, we have someone calling; wanting to help us. Last week, someone called; wanting to come here and teach our young people how to worship. Think about that brothers and sisters: I ask you, do you have to have someone come in here to teach us how to worship God? Worshiping God is automatic for saints that have the Spirit of God abiding within them. There is a learning process of course, but we learn to worship Him by the leading of His Spirit that is abiding within us. You cannot worship Him until you have that experience. If you have not yet received the Holy Ghost, learn to yield to His leading until you know you have Him abiding within. No preacher, nor anyone else can give you the Spirit of God: It is a personal experience; that you have once you realize that it comes only when you yield your will to His will. That is when your salvation experience really becomes a walk with God in this life. Let us go now; to Ephesians 5, which is a very familiar scripture around here. If these preachers out here today, had lived in Jesus’ day, they would have heard Him say: this is an evil and adulterous generation that looks for signs; but there will be no sign given to them; except that of Jonah the prophet, as he was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth, and He just left it that way. I will start with the 25th verse. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it.” As I said this morning: that is a comparison. He was comparing a love relationship between a man and woman in this life; with the love of God that He will put within our hearts when we yield to Him. I will read a little further in this, because there is something on  down here that I want you to see. “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.” That is the first thing. He has to clean it before these other things can be done, with the Word. The water is a cleansing agent, but it is not a cleansing agent itself  altogether. It is a means of taking away what the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed. “That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, (I went over that this morning, He said not having spot. In other words, He is saying there is a place within himself to keep these spots away, because He said not having spot.) or wrinkle, (I explained it this morning in that way, when we sit down, I usually ride to church with my jacket off so that it is not wrinkled. Because that is an illustration, not having spot or wrinkle. That is what shows up to the outside. The cleansing is an inward experience, but what we do with that cleansing is that we let that cleansing take place on the inside so that the outside is not affected. The washing of the water by the Word, He is not saying , that we might get these things, He is saying that, so that we may keep from these things. Paul talks about being separate from the world, but what I am talking about is being anchored in the Word, so that the devil cannot pull us away. He may shake our little boat, but that anchor will hold it. The Word is our anchor.) or any such thing, (As long as we are in this flesh, we are subject to mistakes. A mistake is not a spot or a wrinkle, if we have been honest. If I do something that I know is not Word advised, then that is a spot or wrinkle. However if somewhere, (I am trying to make this simple, like I am driving down the road, I know there are people on the highway that do not want anyone to pass them.  Some people are just that way. There are people that will not drive over forty five and they do not want you to pass them. I usually do not stay behind anyone that is driving forty five in a fifty five mile zone. Going to Salem the other day: I passed this person that was driving that way, and they pulled over the white line on me. I just jerked over close to the edge and went on around them. I did not  curse them; I was just glad to get around them and go on. We should never let anger guide our feelings because anger is a point of contact for the devil. The Bible says  be ye angry and sin not. It could have been written: Though you may get angry; do not allow that anger to cause you to sin. We have to know how far to go with that. If you get angry; do not let that anger cause you to sin.  I mentioned something about some young sister the other night, what they were trying to put over on her by some gay teacher. That has been resolved. See? If we don’t let the devil get hold of us because of these things which are trials and tests, we can just keep walking right on with the Lord. They are tests that I do not want, and I do not have to worry about ; because I don’t have to go to school. I do not see why anybody in their 80’s would want to go and finish college, but there are some that do. I guess they just want to be young again, but that will not do it. They used to say, once a man, twice a boy, or twice a child. I will do what I have to do in this world and leave other things alone. If I see somebody that I think is half way right when election comes around, then I will vote for them, but that is far as I am going. I am not campaigning for any of them. People call you; wanting you to commit to someone. I have already committed to the only One that I will commit to. I have committed to Him a long time ago. As far as politics go: the good person usually does not get in office anyway. People complain about crooks all the time, but yet they helped elect them.) but that it should be holy and without blemish.” That is a big word, blemish. That is what He is looking for in us: that is what He is looking for in me. Don’t think that I am trying to put the price too high. I am trying to get it to a place where we can live and be happy in Jesus Christ, and get these bad feelings out of our lives. I am talking about these fleshly desires; these fleshly hopes that grab some. A blemish is to err in body or mind, to put something in the body or to put something in the mind that is not spiritually right. You might say: Well that is just the way I am. That is the kind of attitude that the Spirit of God in you will get rid of.  He will not make a place for an attitude like that. What if the Lord Jesus had said that? He would come right down to the cross, all the way to the garden before the cross, and there He prayed, Father take this away if it is your will. He comes and finds the disciples asleep, and what does He do? He goes back again, and prays the same prayer. He gets no answer, because His course was already predetermined.  He knew what He was going to have to go through with. When Paul looked at it, he talked about it and said He become a curse by hanging on a tree, all for us, to take that curse away from us.  Then he went back the third time. It said the disciples slept for sorrow. But after He went back the third time: this is our Lord, He went back the third time and prayed again and said, let it be so according to thy will Father. That did not take the pain away. That did not take the cross away. He is not going to take everything out of our way: We are going to have to be overcomers. It makes us stronger when we do overcome, because we can look back and see that God put something there to strengthen me. Can you look at that for yourself? Nevertheless, He said, not my will but thine be done. Then the battle is over. What do I mean; the battle is over? He had submitted to the will and purpose of the Father. He knew there was a way out. He said He could have called for more than twelve legions of angels. He could have done that; but it took the cross to finish what was to be. As Paul said, when He saw the glory that was to follow, He took the shame to follow the will of the Father. There; the most perfect man that ever lived, had to be stripped naked before men and women, and bear the shame of it. It bothers me to think of it now. It was not by some accident: It took that to complete the plan of His Father. There they were: men that hated Him, sitting there around Him; gambling over His garment, He already knew from scripture, that they would do that. He was fulfilling the scripture; bit by bit by bit, as He carried the old rugged cross. The glory was not in carrying the cross, and neither was the glory in the crown of thorns, the glory was that He died for us.  He took our shame with Him. Furthermore, He took our shame to hell; so that we would not have to go there. We sing the song, Oh what a Savior. oh Hallelujah: is what we say when we think of what He wrought for us there that day. Yes, His heart was broken, and also His bones; there on what we refer to as Calvary. He shed innocent blood to set us free from what was before us: I was talking about spots and blemishes on our robes.  We know what a spot is, so let me remind you what a blemish is: A blemish is what we have when we err in body or mind, or in reproach. A blemish is to disgrace that which empowers our reputation, or to taint or reproach. I do not want any of these things in my garment: because I do not see it in Revelation 19, and we know He is coming after a glorious Church; without spot or wrinkle, or blemish. In Matthew 13:43, He is talking about a Church that is going to shine. Paul talked about a shining in an evil generation. We are here; among all kinds of wicked and God hating humans of every kind. We are commissioned to  overcome all of that as long as we are still here. He goes ahead to say, “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church.” That is how much He loved us, He is comparing a marriage relationship with His love for us. That is what this chapter is all about. This is what I said awhile ago. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.” It goes all the way back to the beginning; when God had created Adam and took the rib from him and created Eve. See? It was a part of Adam. Bro. Jackson said He took a little bit of bone and a little bit of flesh to make the woman. We are His flesh and blood through the offering of Himself, because He was our offering, that the offering of bulls and goats and heifers could not take care of. As he goes on here, he is still likening marriage to the relationship between Him and His Church. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” He is talking about that relationship between a man and a woman, (not between two men or two women). This church world that is all around us: that we are living  in the midst of, before it is all over with, they will accept the mark of the beast. Preachers are already preaching in these big churches that it is alright to drink wine. They get that from their Mama; which is the woman of Revelation, chapter17. “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”  See: He puts this altogether in a relationship. I want to go to 2nd Peter, chapter 2. Listen to this .“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: those whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” One man with a message, held that world together for a hundred and twenty years. It says, he was a preacher of righteousness. This world is being held together by saints of God. I could say this, He is waiting for us to get ready, but no, He is getting us ready. He is not waiting on anything. God does not have to wait on anything: He is performing according to His plan and purpose. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, (Notice the wording of this) condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly; (Those perverts of Sodom and Gomorrah were living in an ungodly way so pay attention to the wording here)And delivered just Lot, (that refers to justified Lot, not just Lot. He had two daughters that were spared when God’s judgment came upon all the rest.) vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.” Lot was the picture of the foolish virgins, because he chose, without God’s help, the direction which he would go, not thinking about the consequences. There was Abraham, that gave him the choice. God in this hour, has given us a choice. We are here by the grace of God and nothing else, because the grace of God: that  comes through predestination. I want all of you that love God to know that you are  here tonight; because you are predestined to be here, and not because you made a choice one day in your life. God, by in His great foreknowledge knew from the beginning of creation who would love and worship Him. We did not know until our time to surrender came, but God knew from the beginning of creation; where we would go in life. Though  you make a choice it will not stick; if it is contrary to God’ foreordained plan for your life. “For that righteous man (Lot) dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” Do you know what happened? It either was not too bad when he went there, but after awhile his family gets caught up in the thing. It is better to resist. He had two daughters who were virgins. But he had other family members also; because he had son-in-laws.  I remember Bro. Jackson going over that years ago. He had preached on; “Remember Lot’s Wife.” He said Lot’s wife got tangled up in all the mission work, the sewing bee’s, soup suppers and all of that. When the time came for them to leave, she was too tied to that. It was not the life style. I don’t believe she was living like those perverts , but she was thinking about what all she would have to leave behind: Like, I am not going to have a home, and I am going to loose part of my family, maybe even grandchildren. But Jesus said, I will put it this way, if I take hold of the plow and look back, I am not worthy of the kingdom. What you have in your life, or  whatever you may have that is holding you back in your life: ditch it, it is not worth what it will cost you. That is an awful price to pay. I am not trying to be mean by saying these things, I am just trying to be honest. This is what Paul preached, and this is what Peter preached. We must be without spot, or wrinkle, or blemish, or any such thing. I like this part, “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations. (Temptations some times come our way, God is able to deliver us out of them, so that we are not bogged down in the same old way.) and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” There is a difference between godly and ungodly living. There is a difference in living right and living wrong. “But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.” It is because spots, and blemishes, and wrinkles, sometimes come into a life. “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.” The devil in no way can come up to your level, but he wants to bring you down to his level. Then he will spit on you. “Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. (those that are clean, having been washed in the water of the word, having kept the blemishes, the spots and wrinkles away) escaped from them who live in error.” There had to be an escape. Sometimes there has to be a pulling away from certain things. “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” If we let something in our life overcome us, to that thing we are brought into bondage. How many want bondage? I have talked about some of these things before. Sometimes we have to break a spirit that has ruled our life, or the life of family members before us, we have to break that in order that we may become loose. I have seen things that were passed down and down and down, never letting anyone find freedom. But somewhere, if we look at the Word and we believe the Word, there is a way to freedom that can also be passed to those coming on: and stop that trend. God always has a way for us, to stop all this stuff that has kept some bound. I am especially concerned, because I am a pastor that wants the best for all of God’s people; all of  His sheep. Please do not  think I am standing up here to get on somebody today. This is not easy.  I don’t know how you feel, but we cannot  just follow a path on and on, that may have been a wrong path all the time. Somewhere we have to break loose from things that are taking us the wrong way. If we do not find the way, then we pass it on down to our children. Maybe some of you do not know what I am talking about, but I do: so bear with  me. Some  people get into patterns of a lifestyle, and there are spirits behind it that just keep pulling you along. I do not expect everybody to be shouting, but I know there is an answer: so that we can be set free; that we may be free from the spots, wrinkles, and blemishes. What does the Bible say we must do?  It says we are to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you have a garden you know it requires cultivation, watering and feeding. The only thing I ever planted was tomatoes, but the one thing I certainly did not plant was weeds. I had a tomato plant last year, that they took pictures of, because it was 91 inches tall. I had one that started out that way this year, a certain brother brought it to me. It was over three feet tall when he brought it, and it never did get to be four feet tall. After awhile I just gave up and said, weeds, go ahead and take it: It is yours; you can have it this year. I am not out to grow weeds. I am not preaching this message to down any of you. I want you to be lifted up, but sometimes we have to do something a little different in order that we may be lifted up. As I was saying this morning, while sitting there yesterday in a chair, an uneasy feeling came over me, thinking about it, and it began to dawn on me, we are very close. One of these days, and it is not going to be very long, there is going to be the last call for salvation. The door is going to close, and some are going to be left out. I am not talking about any certain person in here. There is a whole world out there that is going to be left out; as well as some that may have sat here for years. The denominational world of religion, the independent world, is going to be out there; still weeping, singing their same songs, and still preaching their little messages, and will not realize that it is too late; It is all over, and they have missed it: The door for them is closed. When I hear them talk on television, some of those so-called  prophetic preachers, say there are two billion Christians: I say, where are they? Jesus took twelve apostles and changed the world. You cannot tell me there are two billion Christians out there: changing nothing. “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” How serious! I was not the first one that taught this. You can blame me for what I say, but then blame Peter for what he said, and if you are going to blame him, go back and blame the Holy Ghost: because Peter was inspired by Him. “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened (It has happened) unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” I want to go to the next chapter; in verse 10. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” All of this happens at  the end of the tribulation. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” That is after the battle of Armageddon has taken place. He is warning us. “Nevertheless we, (you and I) according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” There is a better day coming. The Bride is going to be caught away before all these other things happen. “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” He did not make a name in the world, being someone riotous; a person, blameless. “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, (If I stopped there, then I would  not know, would I? But listen to what he said.) which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, (You have a lot of unlearned people in this message, unlearned and unstable. Who is to blame for that? Notice what he said about it; They (wrest.Check the definition of wrest) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” That is sad. I do not say that with glee, it is very sad, a very sad picture. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, (you knew them before) beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, (Every time you see something coming, inch up a little bit higher, grow.) and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” I preached  the message awhile back on the godhead, and some  went all the way out of the scriptures; trying to disprove what I said in the message. You could not disprove it by the scriptures because everywhere you look, there it is, just like a flashing red light. You know what a flashing red light is, it means stop. There it is, flickering, blinking, trying to get our attention. (Think on that!) Grow and get above these things, get taller than the devil. Don’t look up to him, let him look up to you. He is a defeated foe, through the Lord Jesus Christ. He is defeated. Thank you Father! Thank you for your love for us. I will close this for tonight.

  GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE
  PART 16      8-16-15
     It is God’s amazing grace that brings us here this morning. We want to honor Him at all times; and give Him praise for everything He has done for us. I am still on the same subject. It does not seem to have an end. I do have things in mind as I speak these things to you, just to let you know what time we are living in and what is going on in the world that  adds up to the end time. I have a few extra scriptures here. We will be dealing with some of them and maybe go back into some of the others. There are just so many things to keep up to date on in this hour of time. I am sure you have all heard the old saying: Time is flying by. We are right here at a time in history that we have never seen anything like before. This nation has never seen what it is seeing now. Even though there was a Civil War, it was not as it is now. When the Civil War was over, then the nation became the United States. Now things are going on, the states are divided. It is because of governmental leaders that do not have the interest of the nation in mind, but they have their own agenda, whether they be running for office or whether they are in office. So it is all coming to a head. When it gets to the boiling point, then it is kind of like a pressure cooker, they used to have a little plug in the top of them, when it got so much pressure, it would blow the plug out and you had a mess on the ceiling. Anybody know anything about that?  We are at that point this morning. Just like glycerine, it is alright as long as you have it bottled up and take care of it, but if  you have it put under pressure, then it is going to unload. I know they talk about the guns killing people, but a gun never killed anyone unless somebody had hold of the trigger. These things are things to learn in this hour of time we  are living in; when we are living beyond the privilege that God has given to us: which is all because of leadership. At one time, we had people that were dependable; in leadership, but now you have governmental leaders that are straying far from proper leadership, and it seems like the voting people  that should know better; just keep voting that kind into the offices. They keep voting in people that are a harm to this nation. They keep running and they keep on lying, and many of them over and over. Someone said;  the way you can tell when they are lying is; when their lips are moving. I hate to say that, but that is about the way it is. They say: if a man steals your bank account, he is a criminal, but if the government does, then he is a politician. They do nothing to the politicians. If you steal a loaf of bread, then you can be charged with a felony, but what about those that rob you and there is nothing you can do about it? I say again to you saints: Today; we are living in a very serious hour of time, and we need to be well aware of what is just ahead; if God allows it. He will not shield us against trials that are sure to come upon us, but He will always enable us to overcome them; if we allow Him to. He will never leave or forsake us. I have some slides I want to get to today. History repeats itself. I was watching a military channel last night. They were showing Auschwitz: I have been there and know what it looks like. At one point, one million Jews were killed there. At  Treblinka, there were seven hundred and some thousand Jews killed. These are called killing factories. That is a big place where Auschwitz is. The other place, Treblinka, was sixty acres. They killed so many that they had to just bury them, just dig a trench and bury them in an open field. Then it rose up and began to come to the top of the ground. They had to go ahead and bulldoze it out and make the Jews burn their own people. It could not be hid. They had to do something to hide the evidence. Altogether there were six million Jews that were killed. That was one third of the Jewish population. It has gone back to that amount again in this time that we are living in. We are living in America today, and know  that it has forsaken God. The saying is, it has been perpetrated, when  the Supreme Court signed the gay marriage thing, that God completely left America. I can believe that.  America is living on a bubble today: a bubble that is getting ready to burst. When  it does, then it will hit bottom. I was shown a map the other day; of the northwest. What they say is, everything on the other side of Interstate 5, everything west of Interstate 5 will be gone. That is a big piece of ground. They said it is not just a thought, but it will happen; because you have two parts of ground that are meeting together and one is sliding over the top of the other. When it does, then you have a problem. Therefore  today: as we look at the scripture, we are living in the end. The scripture of Daniel 9:25-27 is very precious in this time we are living in. I have surfed the internet to one extent through  the month of September; all  through the week, and  everything is pointing, but do not get hung up; thinking about that: I am just saying something big is going to happen: not that the Lord is coming back or something like that: I am not saying that much.  I wondered though. why I had that dream of the 23rd or the number 23 was given to me. I wondered why, because everything was pointing to the 13th and the 28th, the blood moon. I just wondered why. But I began to look on the internet, for there is much on the 23rd. It seems like everything is pointing to the 23rd. I can see one reason why. I know that people will blow up because I am saying this, but I am not saying the Lord is coming back on the 23rd, I am not saying that Israel is going to get their land back on the 23rd. Something is going to happen though, something that will add to what we have already. There was a man named Sir Isaac Newton. He was a physicist, but he was more of a Bible scholar than a physicist according to what I read about him. I will start with verse 25 of Daniel 9. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks.” He said this is a two fold prophecy for the time back then, and for the time now. He took from June 7th 1967, the forty nine years Jewish time, and he came up with September 23rd. This seven week period of time, forty nine years, which would be 360 days per year, but I will go ahead and read the rest of it. Then you have sixty two weeks after that, which adds up to sixty nine weeks, which takes you from 445 B.C. to 33 A.D. That is when Christ was crucified. The 23rd of September is Jubilee. I did not know that. Then Yom Kippur.  I did not know that until I did a study on it. Let me go over that again. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” This was when Jerusalem was rebuilt. This is when, which would be Muslim today, which is Esau’s kin, when they talked about it and said even if a fox came against it, laughed at it, said if a fox come against them then they could tear down the wall that the Jews were building. But then when they began to build, then they were threatening war against them and the Jews had to work with one hand and a sword in the other one.  Is that not kind of like it is today? The sword is the Word of God for us, but the sword then, was the natural, literal sword in Nehemiah’s time.“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: (That was for us. That is what it was talking about. It was not for Him: He had not done anything. But the death of Christ was necessary for the salvation we partake of. We would  have no hope without that. So He is counting off sixty nine weeks, and if the Jews had been listening: they would have known something. Simeon and Anna were listening, but there were not  many Jews who were listening. You had John the Baptist:You had Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth, but where were the rest of them. The Jews were busy about their every day living just like it is here in America today. They are not listening. They all have an agenda; just like these prophecy preachers: that are all over the place in the Word of God. You could say:  It is all raveled out to them; scattered all over the place. They cannot rightly  place anything together anywhere, because it is not theirs anyhow. There may be some of them that will be foolish virgins, but they will not be preaching a true revelation of God’s Word that is just for the Bride of Christ.  I don’t know how they will end up, but the thing about it is, a foolish virgin never knew Him. That is what it says in Matthew, depart from me, I know you not. Go to Matthew  25: 9-13 and you will see how our Lord will deal with the foolish virgins that have not lived according to what the true bride of Jesus Christ knew they must live: to be ready when He comes. That will be some hard words to hear, but that is what Jesus will say to those who do not have oil (the Holy Ghost) in their vessels when He comes for His bride. Depart from me, I know you not. That will be the sad story for all but the true bride. In other words, the Word has never been implanted within them.  It is something that lays there: they read it, but they do not know where to apply it. God has given a few people, and I say a few, the ability to understand and to come to the knowledge of the truth. He said straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, and there will be few that will find it because broad is the other way and many will go into it. In this age, God has given us a picture and a promise. We are sitting here beside I-65, and people passing; wonder when they pass by, just what is going on in there. It may not look much like they think a church building should look; we don’t have a steeple and don’t want one. Finally, we did put the name Faith Assembly out there; so that people that might be looking for it, would know that this is the place. We are on Old Potters Lane, this is the Potters house. God is making something within. He is taking a bunch of dirt just like He did with Adam. He took a hunk of dirt and made a man and put in Him a living soul. That does not make us too important, does it: when we know what we came from; the ground? From the earth we are and back to the earth we go.  Nevertheless there is something inside that the world does not know anything about. The church world at large; would laugh at us: if they hear what we believe. Let’s get back to what I was saying. “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; (That  happened in 70 A.D. destroy the city and the sanctuary, that is what Titus did, killed every Jew that was there. When he took over the city, he did not leave anyone living. Estimates were up to seven hundred and some thousand, Jews that were slaughtered because when they cried out, (the leadership cried out, let his blood be on us and on our children. They were passing judgment on their children. One thing is sure: God remembers.) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” In other words, the Jews had no homeland. It was raided again in 135 by the king at that time, I forget his name, but it was raided again and every Jew that was there, was thrown out and it was renamed Palestine. This means Philistine. Those people that are there now are not Philistines. These are Arab people, cousins to the Jews, but they hate them because they are the people of God. They are hated by many. There is a place in Geneva Switzerland now, that is called a Cern, c-e-r-n. It is called the open door to the abyss, a twenty three mile circle, that the 23rd of September they are to let loose. They claim it will open up the dark hole. They don’t really know what it is going to do because it is so strong. They have no idea, but the scientists want to let it go. It is going to open up a dark hole alright. It is called Nimrod’s Tower, the Tower of Babel. We have prophecy preachers today preaching that the Antichrist is going to come from the Muslim belief because this pope is so popular among the so called Christian churches. You can see how this thing is slipping in. “And he shall confirm the covenant with many (many nations) for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Everything in this hour is headed for a climax. Let us turn to Revelation 2. This has been a mystery to me, I am just being honest with you this morning, that third church age. Verse 12. “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; (The word Pergamos is not a good word.) These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges.” Why would he start with something like that?  He is addressing the third church age. This lasts from 3 something to the end, but it is pointing at a time here when this will really happen, but he is talking to a church back then, and here you are in 96 A.D. and listen to it. “I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: (That is what puzzled me.)  and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.” Right here, (chart) this is called the god of Zeus. This is where Pergamos was. There is a Pergamon altar and a Zeus altar, which is all the same thing. That is why I said what I did. It had an end time application also. I know where Satan dwelleth. “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” You have done come three hundred and sixteen years into the future, but he is talking to the church back then in 96, that is how far it has fallen. “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” This is a stern warning unto the church of Pergamos. Why do I bring that up? Why is it important now? That is the German mark (chart). Hitler got a man, his last name was Spear. He told him, I want you to find me an altar in order to make my speech on, to the German people. Some say he tore this altar down and brought it here, others say it was a replica. I don’t know which it is. This was in Turkey. If he did, that was a big feat for him to do, to bring it all the way to Neuremburg, Germany. Anyway Hitler wanted something to represent his cause. He made a Pergamon altar, an altar to Zeus, this. (Chart) He made that altar, and this is where he made his speech to start killing Jews. History repeats itself. It is man’s ambitions. Now I want to go to the blood moons. Let us see the importance of these, all on Jewish holy days, every one of them. The sun on Nisan 1, Adair 29. Then you have the Passover here, which is already passed now, between here, the 13th (chart).  When the 13th comes, then you have another Jewish holiday, right in between here. Then the 23rd is another Jewish holiday. This is the last blood moon. The pope is teaching climate, so is Obama. He says that there are too many people on earth. He got a man that made the  study. He said we have six billion too many people, we need a reduced population.  The pope is coming to the United States the 22nd of September (2015). The 23rd of September, he is going to meet with President Obama at the White House, the first time ever. As he meets there, they are going to talk about climate change. Obama said the number one problem in the world is climate change. I know I am going slow on this. All the problems there are: Obama went to Africa and the thing he talked about was not the problems they were having with starvation; with not having food or water, anything like that. He talked about gay marriage. If you have gay marriages, you are going to have a reduction in population. What idiotic stuff is going on in the world today!  The pope is the 266th pope. On the 23rd, it is 266 days of this year. 266 days is the gestation period for a baby to be born.  I was not looking for it, but these things began to add up. In September: is the month of decision, so what I am saying today, is that we are getting close. I did not say that the Church is leaving this year, but it is a month of decision. God is giving us an opportunity to prepare: to get our lives ready to meet Him.  That is what we are preaching; getting ready for the coming of the Lord, to take these things and see what they are pointing to. They are pointing to the end.  The Bible says: no man knows the day or hour, but you will know when it is close.  He is to speak to Congress on the 24th. He is to speak in Philadelphia, which is to be declared a freedom day, on the 25th.  On the 26th, he is going to speak to the U.N.  This is all about climate change.  These were put here for a reason.  It says there would be signs in the heaven, and in the earth; before.  This is not talking about the end.  This is talking about before the end.  This is a preparation time.  The Jews have to have their revival.  Let us turn to Romans 11. “I say then, Hath God cast away his people?  God forbid.  For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.  God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.  (Those that He foreknew.  To foreknow is from the beginning.  That is the foreknowledge of God.  He knew who would accept truth and who would not.  He knew about the hour we are living in.  Just because I said the Lord is not coming back this year or next year, there is a principal, there is a time, there are things that have to happen before that.  These TV preachers say it could happen at any time.  It cannot happen just any time.  It has to happen in God’s time.  Israel has to have their land back.  The two prophets have got to come, and the man of sin has to make his move.  You might say, well I know who he is: He is the pope! Which one?  It says “that” man of sin, not just any an, not just any pope.  Could this be the one?  Yes, and if he is, it has to be getting awful close.  The man is seventy eight years old.) Wot: know ye not what the scripture said of Elias?  How he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.”  He was feeling sorry for himself.  “But what said the answer of God unto him?  I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.  But if it be works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” You cannot buy salvation.  You cannot put your name on church books.  Man has tried every way he can to get out of the true way, and he has satisfied himself.  They go to these churches and have their latte’s.  They have their sandwich shop, and cafeterias, but they do not have God.  You will not find Him in places like that.  Jesus said my bread is to do the will of the Father which sent me.  “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it and the rest were blinded.”  Continued next issue.

Getting Ready For The Rapture – Part 5

Rev. James Allen

We had this little amount that would not fit into the Publisher in January. Brother Allen was talking about the Moses and Elijah prophets that will prophesy in the street s of Jerusalem for three and a half years; and he was saying that they will not be preachers; but prophets, so we pick up right where he was saying: I believe that they are right now,   on the scene somewhere: and sooner or later : I believe the Church of the living God will recognize them: because we will see the stand they are taking as they speak of spiritual things, because one is going to be from the tribe of Aaron. If it is Moses, that is where he is from, the tribe of Aaron. Could it be: that this man will show up before long? After all, Moses came out of a false religion. He did; he came from Egypt and went to Midan, which was really a son of Abraham, which was kin to Judaism, but it was not Judaism. Could it be: that the religious world has been somewhat of an influence? It could be. I have just looked at it in time past, that they would just show up somewhere, but that was not what happened with Moses: That is what happened with Elijah. I took that Elijah spirit that has been showing through the ages of time; through Elijah, Elisha, John the Baptist, and then in William Branham, how all at once it happened. Right down here at the end of Spring Street; in 1933, there was a baptism taking place. After it was either the fifteenth or seventeenth person that was baptized; then there was a light that showed’ came and, and a voice that came with it: which said: As John the Baptist forerun the first coming of Christ, so will William Branham bring forth a message that will forerun the second coming of Christ. That is what has happened. It has happened according to the Word of God, so there is one more time that the Elijah spirit will show up on earth. Of course the denominational world of religion thinks that it is going to be Elijah and Enoch: because they did not die. They have been in heaven for thousands of years, and they are going to have to come back down here and die. That is just their opinion, or belief, but that is not the way it is. It is a man anointed with the same anointing that the others were anointed with. We know this pertains to the same spirit that was on the others, and it will not be the same fleshly being as any of the others. Bro. Branham was not Elijah. John the Baptist was not Elijah, but that spirit that was upon them was the Elijah spirit. Of course it was the Spirit of God, but that is the way it worked. It was the working of what they were called of God to manifest to humanity in their specific time. We are so close to something happening: We need to be ever watchful. Ever since 2008, the things I preached since then have been criticized, thinking that I had an opportunity to change it, but I did not change, All of my critics think I had something going on in my head and heart before Bro. Jackson ever died, and that I was just waiting for that time. No! I was not waiting for that time, like some of them  were. I thought Brother Jackson would be here until the rapture. They were waiting for that time, because it had already been said that when Bro. Jackson died, which I never thought he ever would: they had their own ideas and plans. Don’t put words in my mouth. Don’t put thoughts in my head, because they were never there. I was not thinking about what I was going to do when he died. I did not think he was going to die: I thought we were too close to the rapture for anything like that to happen. When 2004 ½ came, some thought that was all wrong. That was not setting dates for anything: That was just showing when the two days: two thousand years would end. When the sixty nine weeks were over, Bro. Jackson said, that if the Jews had been looking for it: they would have known it was Him; when Christ was here. They did have a sister named Anna: She recognized Him. You had a man named Simeon, or Simon: He recognized Him. You had some shepherds that recognized Him. You had some wise men from the east that recognized Him. They had all of that: But the religious echelon of that day did not recognize Him. They knew more than what they said: Even Caiaphas, a year before He was crucified, prophesied of Him, that He was for the rise and fall of Israel. I went over that plainly. This thing; just never dies in some peoples’ minds. They do not know the tenses, they do not know the past tense’ nor do they know the present tense, and they certainly do not know the future tense. When Bro. Jackson made that chart, I knew, and know the chart is right. Because some believed it, they base everything on 2004 ½. Nothing happened; that some people thought would happen, but something did happen. It caused some people to turn the other way. They thought Brother Jackson was saying that the rapture would take place then: when he was just showing when the two days of Hosea chapter 6 would end, and then, after two days what would happen. When people judge someone or something they do not understand: they always make a mess. When I said awhile ago: Some people do not know their tenses, it was because it says, after, after two days. Some believe that part, but they do not believe we are in the third day. When you pass out of the second day; you have to be in the third day: whether you like it or not. I do thank and praise God for what He has revealed to me. God bless all who love and respect the Word of God.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

    I want to go into our  message on our subject of the blood moons, and getting ready for the rapture. I want to point out some things that are ready to happen, I do not know when they are going to happen: Nobody is going to tie me down on that: to have me saying when the Lord is coming, or anything of that nature. The dream I had: that I mentioned, was before I ever heard anything about a blood moon. Some say we are basing it on something that is not really there: we will see. The coming of the Lord is drawing nigh. As I said awhile ago, I am not setting dates, but I am looking at the scripture: how it said it would be just prior to that time. We are living prior to that time. We know a few things that God has given us, I will not be presumptuous about it, but I want to follow the leading of the Lord in the things I say: so I will ask, that the things that are (not) announced to go out on the internet: that  none of you talk about it to people that have left us. What we see and believe is none of their business. If we have something we want to take up here, then that is for us, but I do realize that there is very little that goes on in Faith Assembly; that is not broadcast far and wide by those who do not agree with what we believe. That is what I have to say about that: so now I want to go back into the scripture. I went to Joel  2 this morning: it is not the same as chapter 3, because there is a difference in time. We are living in the time of chapter 2, and I have never said it was the rapture: Never! You cannot take any message that has ever been preached and say that I was making this the rapture.  I am sure though, that I am making it after the tribulation is over. The Bible teaches us that we would live in an evil day. Some things I have heard of late; make me angry; because some people are pushing their own will off on saints of God. I do not like that! What am I going to do about it? I certainly do not like it; when they go to pushing young people in these schools. What I am going to do, I am going to pray, and I hope you will too! Pray that the Lord will either remedy the condition, or get rid of some in whatever way He sees to do it. I will have more to say about that toward the end of it, because the reading I am going to have is the will of man, trying to push upon the will of people that are trying to do right. They may not even be in this message, but they are trying to stand for something, which our government has already let down. They have no desire to do right. These governmental leaders, if you want to know when they are lying, just watch them to see if their lips are moving. That is hard, but it is the truth. We live in an evil day and hour of time. The Bible says that;  before He comes back that it would be that way. We are living in the time of Romans 1. It tells what needs to happen to them. There are situations that need to happen. I am not out here leading a march, or out here to harm people: just as the three Hebrew children were not out to harm anyone. They still had to go through something. God was with them though, and He delivered them. Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den; because of a conspiracy, but God repaid them; what they had planned for Daniel was what happened to them. Let us see if they were tame lions. God controls our situations. Do not ever give up on God: because He is still alive and ready to help us. He still knows what we are going through. In this late hour of time, it is going to be more prevalent. Our need is for Him and Him standing for us. Man is not always going to have his way over the saints of God; to make them look like fools: when the Bible says   they are going to shine. The Bride of Christ is going to shine before she leave here, and I believe the process is on already. The darker it gets, the light is more prevalent, more easily seen. Brothers and sisters, we have a light;  just as Daniel had, but it takes right living on our part. We are not just church attending people. Some don’t like it, but Paul said it and I will say it: We are saints of God; children of the most High God. I am not saying anything out of order. That is what it is, and that is where it lies. We are not out here to destroy the government, but we are not going to let them destroy us either. Paul and Silas were thrown in jail, and so was Peter. Do you think; when Paul and Silas were thrown in jail: that was just an earthquake alone that opened those prison bars? It was God’s earthquake; ordained for that purpose. I don’t know what I may have to go through with in the time ahead. Neither do I know what you may have to go through with before the end, but Jesus said: I will never leave you or forsake you. We do certainly praise the Lord for that! There are things going on in this country that they are not letting the public know about. There are a few people that sneaks around to find out. Let me ask you why, in the southern states out west, are they having governmental maneuvers? Why do they have box cars with shackles on them? They certainly have something in mind. There have been some expressions of what it is about. Why is our government turning over everything to the U.N.? The next thing they are talking about: is gun control, turn it over to the U.N.  The way things are going, there is going to be bloodshed in the streets of America. Not everyone is  going to lay down and turn over. I am not preaching violence. I am not going out and marching. A man down here in Kentucky; was flying one of these little drones over another man’s property, and the man got his shot gun out. Don’t come over my property. He had a twelve year old girl out there in the swimming pool. Finally that drone came over and hovered over his property. He shot it down. Not everybody is not going to lay down just for political correctness. You will see that when we read this article later. It just goes to show that we are in the time of the end. We have brothers and sisters that are going through trials. We have young people that have never faced what we are facing right now, in these school systems. What I am saying, is that I am going to be praying for you young people. The principal is not going to listen to you. I don’t care what kind of life style that teacher has, he, or she is not going to listen to you. Political correctness: is devil correctness. That is what it is!. Revelation 6, the sixth seal covers a short space of time; because we are still living under the fourth seal. The fourth seal will go right on up to the end. The sixth seal ends everything; as far as man’s government is concerned. God, when He gets ready to judge, He does not look at what man has plastered on his wall: doctor so and so, whatever he is supposed to be. No saints: God does not look at what that plaque declares him to be; it means nothing to Him. Brother Jackson used to say; Dr. Fosdick. Verse 12 “And I beheld (See? He is looking at these things as they happen, one, two, three, four, five, six. I beheld. This was not entertaining to him, but it was very real to him. It says in the other seals, (come and see.) when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” That is this bursting up of comets. Somewhere out there tonight is either one big one, or many small ones that are going to fulfill this. They are there; ready for that time,  because God designated it. This will not happen until the end of the age. “And the heaven departed as a scroll (that is the same thing Peter said) when it is rolled together; (It is the atmospheric heaven. God is going to suck all the air out. This atmosphere is going to burn: Not everywhere, but where it is needed. God knows that. He does not need an atomic weapon. There would not be enough weapons to do that. The same Creator that created this thing; has it all in hand.) and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, (Look out, you that desire those big offices, you are not going to escape it.) and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” He is angry. Man has trampled His Word under their feet. When America was discovered; it was discovered on the bounds of what Israel was discovered. The men that first landed here on the east coast, when they landed here, they landed with one purpose, that this nation would be a place that they could worship God. It was not for any other known purpose. It was not to make money, because there was no money then. This nation was dug out of a wilderness, and because of that, God began to honor the nation. It began to raise up honorable men; holy men: men that had some dignity about them. They were not; like this bunch of politicians we see today. They have drained the nation and taken it down to a cesspool of the enemy. Now we are living in the midst of a serpent seed generation. “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (2nd chapter of Acts). There was a lot of discussion going on. The Holy Ghost had come. They did not know what it was; because they did not have it, Remember though, there was a promise left unto twelve apostles. Go wait at Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. Young people, do whatever you have to; but get the Holy Ghost: That is your only escape in the time up ahead. Let us go to Verse 14, of Acts 2 “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, (He is standing up to their defense. That is what we are doing now, we are coming to the defense of the saints of God, because this world is wicked, and getting worse evert day.) lifted up his voice, (By this time there was a crowd gathered there, because there was s a wonderment; what is this; that is going on? Here there were a hundred and twenty people standing out here, all moved upon by this great thing: The power of God was upon them, All had walked from an upper room where they were fearful and to the sidewalk and streets they went, to proclaim something.) and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.” He is saying, somebody better listen! I say tonight, somebody better take heed to what you are hearing in this hour! Don’t let the day pass without dedication to God. “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, (It was just nine o’clock in the morning.) seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel.” He knew where he was: he knew what he was speaking of. “And it shall come to pass in the last days, (The last days started then. The first resurrection started with Jesus, and then the others, that is when the first resurrection started. It will end when every saint of God is taken from the ground. He said in Revelation 20, blessed are they who have part in the first resurrection, on such the second death hath no power. It shall come to pass in the last days, we have been living in the last days since two thousand years ago.) saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.” What a privilege to have the life of God dwelling in us, which is eternal. That feeling that comes to you when you are in bed before you get up in the morning and you just feel like raising your hands to Him while you are still in bed, all because His presence is there. I would not give that up for anything. I thank Him for it. “And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.  (That is war.) The sun shall be turned into darkness, (Just above Norway, people had rooms reserved to see this: That was where it was so prevalent. They drove for miles, they came from other countries just to be there and see this. Six and seven years ago, they got tickets to be there.) and the moon into blood, (Here, here, (chart), here and here. Right in between here is another darkness, but not like this one. The sun turns into darkness here the 13th of September. God’s calendar is right. He never misses a beat.) before (That was not what Matthew 24 said. That was not what Revelation 6 said. It did not say before. We are living in the before.) that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It is about over. The door is closing. One of these days it is going to be cut off. There will be no more salvation. Gentiles are not saved during the tribulation, only Jews. Because then you have the persecution of the foolish virgins that will hive their lives rather than accept the mark of the beast. I went to Joel 2  this morning, it is not the same as chapter 3, because there is a difference in time. We are living in the time of chapter 2, which I have never said it was the rapture. Never. You cannot take any message that has ever been preached and say that I was making this the rapture. But I am sure I am making it after the tribulation is over. The Bible teaches us that we would live in an evil day.  Some things I have heard of late makes me angry, because people are pushing their will, pushing their own will on saints of God. I don’t like that. What am I going to do about it? Especially when they go to pushing young people in these schools. What I am going to do, I am going to pray, that the Lord will either remedy or get of somebody one way or another. I will have more to say about that toward the end of it, because the reading I am going to have is the will of man, trying to push upon the will of people that are trying to do right  They may not even be in this message, but they are trying to stand for something, which our government has already let down. They have no desire to do right. These governmental leaders, if you want to know when they are lying, watch them move their lips. That is hard, but it is the truth. We live in an evil day. The Bible says before He comes back that it would be that way. We are living in the time of Romans 1. It tells what needs to happen to them. There are situations that need to happen. I am not out here leading a march, or out here to harm people, just as the three Hebrew children were not out to harm anybody. But they had to go through something. God was with them, and He delivered them. Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den because of a conspiracy, but God repaid them, because what they planned for Daniel was what happened to them. Let us see if they were tame lions. God controls our situations. Do not ever give up on God; because He is still alive. He still knows what we are going through. In this late hour of time, it is going to be more prevalent. Our need: is for Him and Him standing for us. Man is not always going to have his way over the saints of God; to make them look like fools, when it says they are going to shine. The Bride of Christ is going to shine before she leave here, and I believe the process is on already. The darker it gets, the more prevalent the light is more easily seen. Brothers and sisters, we have a right; just as Daniel had, but it takes right living on our part to manifest it. We are not just church going people. Some do not like it, but Paul said it, and I will say it: We are saints of God, children of the most High God. I am not saying anything out of order. That is what it is; that is where it lies. We are not out here to destroy the government, but we are not going to let them destroy us either. Paul and Silas was thrown into jail, and so was Peter. Do you think that when Paul and Silas was thrown in jail; that it was just an ordinary earthquake? It was God’s earthquake. I do not know what I may have to go through with; standing for this truth. I don’t know what you may have to go through with either, before the end. One thing is sure though: Jesus said, I will never leave you or forsake you, So we can praise the Lord for that assurance. There are things going on in this country that they are not letting the public know about. There just happens to be a few people that sneak around to find out things. Let me ask you why; in the southern states out west, they are having governmental maneuvers? Why do they have box cars with shackles on them. They have something in mind. There have been some expressions of what it is all about. Why is our government turning over everything to the U.N.? The next thing they are talking about is gun control; turn it over to the U.N.  The way things are going, there is going to be bloodshed in the streets of America. Not everyone; is not going to lay down and turn over. I am not preaching violence. I am not going out and marching. A man down here in Kentucky was flying one of these little drones over another man’s property, so that man got his shot gun out and said: Don’t come over my property with that. He had a twelve year old girl out there in the swimming pool. Finally that drone came over and hovered over his property. He shot it down. Not everyone is  going to lay down and be quiet; just for political correctness. You will see that when we read this article a little later. It just goes to show; we are in the time of the end. We have brothers and sisters that are going through trials. We have young people that have never faced what we are facing right now; today, in these school systems. What I am saying is, I am going to pray for you young people. The principal is not going to listen to you. Regardless of what kind of life style that teacher has, he is not going to listen to you. Political correctness; is devil correctness. I say that is what it is. Revelation 6, the sixth seal covers a short space of time because we are still living under the fourth seal. The fourth seal will go right on out to the end. The sixth seal ends everything as far as man’s government is concerned. God: when He gets ready to judge, He does not look at what man has plastered on his wall: Doctor so and so, or whatever, He does not look at that. It does  not mean anything to Him. Bro. Jackson used to say Dr. Fosdick. Verse 12, “And I beheld (See? He is looking at these things as they happen, one, two, three, four, five, six. I beheld. This was not entertaining to him, but it was very real to him. It says in the other seals; come and see.) when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” That is this bursting up of comets. Somewhere out there tonight; is either one big one, or many small ones that are going to fulfill this Word.  They are there ready for that time because God designated it. This will not happen until the end of the age. “And the heaven departed as a scroll (that is the same thing Peter said) when it is rolled together; (It is the atmospheric heaven. God is going to suck all the air out. This atmosphere is going to burn. Not everywhere, but where it is needed. God knows that. He does not need an atomic weapon. There would not be enough weapons to do that. The same Creator that created this thing has it all in His hand.) and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, (Look out, you that desire those big offices, you are not going to escape this.) and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” He is angry: man has trampled His Word. When America was discovered, it was discovered on the bounds of what Israel was discovered. The men that first landed here on the east coast, when they landed here, they landed with one purpose, that this nation would be a place that they could worship God. It was not for any other purpose. It was not to make money: because there was no money then. This nation was dug out of a wilderness. Because of that, God began to honor the nation. It began to raise up honorable men; holy men, men that had some dignity about them. Not like this bunch of politicians of today. They have drained the nation and taken it down to a cesspool of the enemy. Now; we are living in the midst of a serpent seed generation. “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” 2nd chapter of Acts. There was a lot of discussion upon what happened. The Holy Ghost had come. They did not know what it was, because they did not have it, but there was a promise left unto twelve apostles. Go wait in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. Young people, you must get the Holy Ghost: That is your only escape from what is ahead. Verse 14, “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, (He was standing up as their defense. That is what we are doing right now, we are coming to the defense of the saints of God, because this world is becoming more wicked every day.) lifted up his voice, (By that time there was a crowd gathered, because there was a wonderment: what is this that is going on? Here are a hundred and twenty people standing out here; all moved by the  power of God upon them. They had walked outside; from an upper room, where they were assembled together, and were fearful for lack of understanding of what had happened to them; and to the sidewalk and streets they went: to proclaim something.) and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.” He is saying, somebody had better listen. I am also saying to all of you tonight: Somebody had better take heed in this hour of time. Don’t let the day pass without dedication your life to God. “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, (It was just nine o’clock in the morning.) seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel.” He knew where he was, and he knew what he was speaking of, because God has revealed it to him. “And it shall come to pass in the last days, (The last days started then. The first resurrection started when Jesus, and the others were raised from the dead. Tat is when the first resurrection started. It will end when every true saint of God is taken from the ground.  He said in Revelation 20, blessed are they who have part in the first resurrection, on such the second death hath no power. It shall come to pass in the last days, we have been living in the last days since two thousand years ago.) saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.” What a privilege to have the life of God in us, which is eternal. That feeling that comes to you when you are in bed before you get up in the morning and you just feel like raising your hands to Him while you are still in bed, all because His presence is there. I would not give that up for anything. I thank Him for it. “And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. (That is war.) The sun shall be turned into darkness, (Just above Norway: people had rooms reserved to see this, because that was where it was so prevalent. They drove for miles, they came from other countries just to be there and see this. Six and seven years ago, they got tickets to be there.) and the moon into blood, (Here, here, and here,(chart),. Right in between here is another darkness, but not like this one. The sun turns into darkness here the 13th of September. God’s calendar is right. He never misses a beat.) before (That was not what Matthew 24 said. That was not what Revelation 6 said. It did not say before. We are living in the before.) that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Saints, It is about over! The door is closing. One of these days it is going to be cut off. There will be no more salvation. Gentiles are not saved during the tribulation, only Jews. Because, then you have the persecution of the foolish virgins that will give their life rather than accept the mark of the beast, and also the Jews that will give their lives. That 144,000 Jews, in  the first part of the week will receive their salvation. We are getting ready for that time. Now you preachers that are  saying: Bro. Allen is saying that the rapture is going to take place here, that is a lie. No. It cannot, because Israel has to have her revival; that I read to you earlier. They have to have their revival, but before they have their revival, according to the 36th chapter of Ezekiel, they have to get their land back. The land and their revival is all intermingled. They tore down some houses the other day, in Judaea. What did they do? They went right back to build them again. Now they are going to build even more. Pray for that Jewish nation. Right here, the 23rd, the pope is coming to the United States, and he is going to meet with the president; at the White House. That is the day of atonement, the 23rd. Then Yom Kippur, here we are going from the 13th of September, right on through this, the Sukkot, and you are going into the 50 years, since 1967. This will last a year. So I am going on feelings now. In a short time after this, Israel is going to get their land back. I cannot  say it is on this date, I cannot say that, but I will say that it could be, because where they are standing right now is according to scripture, though all the nations of the earth. Netanyahu said if it means standing alone, we will stand alone. We will not allow certain things to happen. I don’t know why the 23rd was given to me. Out of all the numbers that was given to me, that is the only one I remember. That and who spoke to me. Then after this happened, I go back to sleep and dream again. I dreamed I started out in a big field, I began to walk. Here I see people, one here, one here on each side, coming in, and coming in. We kept marching and marching. The people that were marching became more united, closer. As we get to the end of that field, we are one big bunch, just like honey bees. I saw things during this convention. Don’t stand on the outside and think you know the answer. You do not know the answer standing out there, because some of you will never accept anything until the seven thunders. But if that is your idea, the seven thunders will never happen for you. The seven thunders are for people that are united in the Word, that are willing to listen. After the pope meets with the president on the 23rd, he speaks to Congress on the 24th. Then he has a victory rally on the 25th; in Philadelphia. A unity. I am not going to be there. I am not going to unite with that thing. I have more things to say, but I want Bro. Kevin to read this for us now.

BROTHER KEVIN READING

    It was Martin Niemoller who penned the following words after spending eight years in concentration camps as a personal prisoner of Adolph Hitler.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.
Niemoller’s haunting words as just as relevant to our times as we are now experiencing only the genesis of Christian persecution like this nation has never before witnessed. Here in parody could be the words of Niemoller in 2015.
First they came for the bakers and florists and you did not speak out because you were not a baker or a florist. Then they came for the county clerks and you did not speak out because you were not a county clerk. Then they came for the pastors and you did not speak out because you were not a pastor. Then they came for you and there was no one left to speak for you.
Chilly, but on our horizon, not tomorrow, but today. Last Monday July 6th my family and I had the privilege of standing with Casey County clerk, Casey Davis as he stood for religious liberty in a town called Liberty, of all names. That morning on the court house lawn, Casey was not just defending his own religious liberty, but yours and mine as well. Why you may wonder, would we get up so early, drag two small children out of bed, drive so far, miss a day’s wages, all for a complete stranger. Friends, I am a pastor’s wife. In case you did not notice, my husband happened to be next on the list in the above little parody, before there is nobody left to speak.
 A passage of scripture, found in 1st Corinthians 14:8, that explains the predicament of Christians today. It states, for if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle. While the lackadaisical warm church have been occupied splitting insignificant doctrinal hairs, and busy compromising with sin in the name of political correctness, and more mammon in the plate on Sunday morning, our trumpet has grown shaky, our troops are divided, asleep or indifferent. We have sold our children to government schools to be indoctrinated in humanism and every perversion that accompanies it. Their warm bodies may still be perched on the pews come Sunday morning, but their hearts are cold toward the true gospel of Jesus Christ. After all they reason, what does any of it really matter, if I am just a blob that evolved from nothing. In the meantime, hearing our shaky uncertain trumpet, Satan rallies his unified army with a very loud certain trumpet, and boldly and emblazonly moves in for the kill. Casey Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to the same sex couples the Bible refers to as Sodomites, on the grounds of doing so would cause him to violate his own religious belief. His plea to Governor Beshear on July 9th fell on deaf ears. Our governor refused to protect the rights of Kentucky’s clerks as Governor Abbot  of Texas recently and heroically did. Mr. Davis was told to either do his job, resign, or be removed. His Christian faith, though not true of other religions, was to be left at home. This may be acceptable to Sunday Christians, but it is not acceptable to those of us who have the law of God written on the tables of our hearts and it most definitely is not acceptable to God. Casey’s trumpet has given a loud and clear sound. How is your trumpet? Shaky, or certain? Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgressions, Isaiah 58:1. That is the place I am from, Casey County, Liberty Kentucky. I have to admire a stand like that. You have a governor that is supposed to be the son of a preacher, who is supposed to be a Christian himself. I don’t doubt it, I know he is not. We have in our schools right now, what I know it to be a fact; that a certain teacher came into the class in a certain school not far from here. She had a ring in her lip, tattoos on her arms and legs. She proclaimed the first day of school that she was gay. It bothered a young sister so bad that she came home crying. She told her mother. The mother talked to the principal, and they wanted to change classes for her. They cannot do that. I will not express to you who this is, but I am angry. What I can say is, if the principal will not remove her, we need to pray that him and the teacher both will be removed, or whatever it takes. I am sick of this kind of sin among this idiotic bunch of people. Our young people: our children are going through things that we did not have to. The Bible says to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I am going to pray about this. The way I am going to pray, is that God would remove this stigma, whatever it takes. If you don’t feel some anger about things like this, then get on your knees until you do. Young people came up here when they were small, to be picked up, to be hugged, to say a few kind words to them. Now; many of them are grown and some of them are in the camp of the devil: while trying to get an education. That is all they want, an education: They do not want to cause trouble. I had my brother to read this: this man was a German that began to speak, the buck kept passing on down and on down, to where there was nobody left to speak. Parents! Listen to your children! Children: talk to your parents. Let them know what you are going through. I know there are young people that are being criticized for the way they dress. If you don’t go to school wearing a short dress, others make fun of you. Some of them wear them so short;  that when they sit down there is nothing covered, that should be covered, or shorts and a tank top. That is the dress code any for many more. I am going to pray about the situation our young people are facing.  Parents, please do not be lax in your own lives. Don’t give in to everything you are faced with. We are not getting out here and marching. Who marched for the Hebrew children? Who marched for Daniel. Daniel and God were enough. God and any amount of His true children are more than enough. The three Hebrew children and God: was enough in that situation. When we decide, that we are enough: Then that is enough. As I said awhile ago, I am angry: I cannot help but be. Yes saints, I am angry, and I am not going to get over this very quickly; but neither am I going to let that anger cause me to sin. Neither am I going to go home and forget that something like this is going on. Prayer is something that some have given their life for, and think of  the Jews that will give their lives still yet: as well as those that already have. That 144,000 Jewish men will receive their salvation at the first part of the seventieth week of Daniel’s seventy weeks prophecy. We are getting ready for that time. Now you preachers that are trying to say Bro. Allen is saying that the rapture is going to take place here: That is a lie. We know that Israel has to have her revival that I read to you about  earlier. They have to have their revival, but before they have their revival, according to the 36th chapter of Ezekiel, they have to get their land back first. The land and their revival is all intermingled. They tore down some houses the other day; in Judaea: What did they do? They went right back there to build them again. Now they are going to build even more. Saints: Pray for that Jewish nation. All of that is important to us as well. Right here, the 23rd, the pope is coming to the United States, he is going to meet with the president at the white house. That is the day of atonement, the 23rd. Then Yom Kippur, and here we are; going from the 13th of September, right on through this: the Sukkot, and you are going into the (50 years, since 1967.) This will last a year. So I am going on feelings now. In a short time after this, Israel is going to get their land back. I cannot say it is on this date, I cannot say that, but I will say that it could be. Where they are standing right now is according to scripture: Though all the nations of the earth, and Netanyahu said: if it means standing alone, we will stand alone. We will not allow certain things to happen. I don’t know why the 23rd was given to me. Out of all the numbers that were given to me, that is the only one I remember: That, and who spoke to me. Then after this happened, I go back to sleep and dream again. I dreamed I started out in a big field. I began to walk; Here I see people, one here, and one here on each side, coming in, and coming in. We kept marching and marching. The people that were marching became more united, closer. As we get to the end of that field, we are one big bunch, just like honey bees. I saw things during this convention, and I will say now: Don’t stand on the outside and think you know the answer. You do not know the answer; standing out there, because some of you will never accept anything until the seven thunders come on the scene, but if that is your idea and way: The seven thunders will never happen for you. The seven thunders are for people that are united in the Word of God, and are willing to listen with a spiritual ear. After the pope meets with the president on the 23rd, he speaks to Congress on the 24th. Then he had a (victory rally) on the 25th in Philadelphia: It was a unity. I am not going to be there. I am not going to unite with that thing. I will have more to say later.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

This thing of homosexuality: those people are so proud. They are so proud of what they are. God is not proud of them. When you read about it; it is a Sodomite condition, but they  flower it up and make it look decent, but there is nothing decent about it. They want to make it look good, but we know there is nothing good about it. They try to make it look honorable, but there is nothing honorable about it. God will never approve that lifestyle. We are living in that time where the Bible says, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the coming of the Son of man. In the book of Luke, it says; and as it was in the days of Lot; so shall it be in the days of the Son of man. Paul did not mince words on it in Romans 1, where he told  just exactly what it was, and what it deserved. God is going to get the last word in all of this; when it is all over. He is the One that burned Sodom and Gomorrah to a crisp: because of that perverted condition back then. He does not change His mind about perversion ever. I want to talk about this other thing I have on my mind. We have a map over here, that will let you see where this fault line affects all the way down from Seattle to San Francisco. They say that on the average of every two hundred and forty years, there is a major earthquake in that area. It has been a little over three hundred years now. 1700 was when the last major one hit. They were talking about it, and said that it would be a 9.2. They said the difference between 9 and 9.2 was twenty times greater. They are not predicting that it will be: They are saying it will be! There are seven million people that live beyond the fault line on this side. Seven million people: That is enough to wipe out our biggest city’s; Chicago or New York. People do not listen. They are going to live as they please in those areas, no matter what is said about it, because the Bible says;  in the last days earthquakes will be numerous. I looked on a scale of earthquakes just in California alone, I looked into it, and there had been one hundred and fifty in less than twenty four hours. That is California alone, they are not sizeable, but it is something that registers on the Richter scale from 3.0 down to .1. In the 1970’s there were four thousand and something worldwide, per year. Last year there were one hundred and eighteen thousand earthquakes. You can see the increase in that short space of time. The Bible says they would be numerous. Numerous is talking about right at the end. All the indications are, that we are right at the end. I know there have been things said against what I have gone into about the blood moons, the Shemitah and so on, but I had the dream: That is the reason I did that. The dream about all the figures, and only one; was left with me. It turned out to be a Bible number. As far as that is concerned, it is the day of atonement, the 23rd on the Jewish calendar. I told this a long time before you ever heard of a Shemitah, not knowing what it meant, but all these numbers and times, which I believe has something to do with it. I am not saying that it is going to happen in September, I have not said that, but I believe we may be within a year. What I am talking about now; is getting ready, because we do not have a lot of time to get ourselves ready for the coming of the Lord. I could be wrong, within a year, but the thing about it was, I was sitting in my chair last night, when something came over me. A dread came over me, that we are so close, this came to my heart.  It did not make me feel sad, but it meant me feel uneasy; because there are going to be so many people, even friends and loved ones, even family members, that are not going to know it. They are not going to realize what we have been talking about all along, is really going to happen. There has to be an end, and I believe it is very close. What I believe; is that within the next year or a few months, Israel is going to get her land back, because all indications are pointing that way. The negotiations that just came through Kerry: the chief negotiator, with another man, I don’t remember his name, but they asked them; Congress and Senate asked them if they had read the documents on that, and they have not. They don’t even know what they signed. The U.N., and of course Obama, knew it would take sixty days to get it through the Senate, which I believe will pass because you have to have a two thirds majority. At one time, you only had to have a third, but now it is two thirds. There has to be sixty seven votes to overturn what has been agreed to. To me, it should be at least fifty percent, instead of making it sixty seven percent.  Brothers and sisters: I know this is not a salvational message, but I believe in studying the time we are living in, to know where we stand in time. Do I believe the Lord is coming back within the next year? No, because Israel has to get her land back: Then there are other events that take place before the rapture. Somebody said they could build the temple in three months. That is crazy. It will not take long though; because of all the equipment they have now. It will not take  seven years; like Solomon did. They are going to build the temple, and the two prophets are going to come on the scene, and also the man of sin. You might think you know who the man of sin is. But No, you do not know exactly. It sure is pointing to the one that is in there now; the pope. He is coming here the 22nd of September. All this is happening during our meetings. Then the day after our meetings on the 28th, that is the last blood moon. I don’t know if that will show up here, but I know it is supposed to show up over Israel. I know there is going to be a lot said; concerning what I have said this morning, but I do not care. I do not concern myself with what the outside world thinks of my messages, the outside world churches. They have their ideas, that is alright, let them go ahead. I want to go to Jeremiah 49th chapter, starting with verse 34. “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah; king of Judah, saying.” Some may say, Where is Elam? We have a middle east map of David’s kingdom up here. I will show you where that is. Here is the Persian Gulf. Elam is right in here, in that area right there, which is Iran. “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.” He will break the bow. In other words, He is going to do away with the power of Persia, or Iran. He is going to take the bow out of their hand, that is what He is saying. He is talking about war. “And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.” In other words, He is going to send them to the four winds. Iran has a lot of trouble on the inside. There are a lot of people that have been promised so much. Islam has promised them so much, and it has not come about. They claim people now are having visions of Jesus Christ, and there are one to three million of them that have turned to the Lord in the last little while. I remember a man telling about being there, and that he had a vision.  What he was doing, he was praying and not getting an answer. Finally after so long a time and all the misery he was in, he turned to the Lord Jesus and asked him, if you are real, let me know it. A vision came to him of the Lord. He began to shout it out and tell everybody he came in contact with. They took off after him. He was running and preaching as he was running, and here were Muslims after him. He escaped them. So Muslimism is not paying off. The reason it is so popular is because you have so many young people in the world that are willing to join ISIS in order to kill, because they have seen so many videos of killing, that life does not mean anything to them. I am saying this morning: Young people, make sure of what you look at on the Internet. It is very dangerous to get into some of the stuff on there, because so much of it is Satanic. I can only stand here and warn you: I cannot go to your house and watch you. You; of this congregation should all know what you are watching and you know right from wrong, because it has been preached here all these years. “For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them.” This is the part of the world which Cain went to, in the land of Nod. It was actually Iran. That evil spirit has carried over there all this time. When they got rid of the Shah of Iran, they thought they were doing something great, but they just welcomed in Khomeini and them that had no mercy on anyone. “And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord. But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.” In other words, these people that did not agree and all, God is going to bring them back; the captivity of them back into the land; that it will not be a destroyed land. I heard somebody say the other day; that God did not deal in land. Some supposed to be prophetic preacher; said that God did not care for land. Well, he did not read Ezekiel 36, before he said that: because Ezekiel 36, the first sixteen verses of it; tells you that God is going to deal in the land at that time. I want to go from here to 2nd Timothy, 2nd chapter. Verses 1 thru 12. “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” What is he talking about there?  This really goes deeper than just reading a scripture. There is a channel on television that goes back into WW2, and it is a war channel. They were showing these soldiers getting ready to take this peak. It was three thousand feet straight up. The Germans felt they were safe. But they trained those soldiers for months before they ever sent them to that peak. They call them the black soldiers. I don’t know why; because they were not black. It had to be because of the mission they had. They trained in snow, they trained on mountains. They put them in the worst weather they could find. This is the first special forces the United States ever had. They pushed them to the point; they forgot who their mother and father, sisters and brothers were. I worked with a man at the Ford plant. His name was Butch Johnson. He was talking about being in Vietnam. He said, you are fighting all the time with machine guns or whatever you had. He said, you fight back to back with a buddy. He said you have to have a buddy so that nobody can slip behind you. You are fighting back to back and depending on one another. He said, I forgot what my mother looked like, I forgot what my sister looked like, in the time that I was there. It was so rough you did not always know who the enemy was. You even forget what home is like. He even forgot what a good cooked meal tasted like, because you are there for weeks and months with only your group of men. These men that trained, Germany thought they could never get up this peak; because it was three thousand feet straight up. Those men trained and considered every logic, and trained themselves in it, in order to be that soldier that would go all the way, but many of them did not make it; because they fell out on the way and could not take the strain of it all. When they did go in there, it showed them climbing the mountain. They took ropes and dug in so far, and it was all rope climbing, all the way to the top. Finally they got to the top, and when the sentry got to the top, they looked and did not see anyone guarding that side; because the German soldiers thought nobody could ever get up there that way. They were guarding the sides where people could get up.  Those men did get to the top, after a long hard battle with circumstances. The Germans were defeated there on that mountain. It took a week or longer, but they overtook that mountain. What I am saying is, to be as Paul is talking about here, he has seen the Roman  army. He knows what it is to be a soldier, because he has been observant and watched. When he is teaching this, he is talking to Timothy. In order to be a good soldier, just like Jesus said, talking about taking hold of the plow, anybody that takes hold of the plow and looks back, you are going to do damage when you look back while plowing. Therefore Jesus said that anybody that looks back is not worthy. If in our hearts we get doubts, we get to where we have gotten soft, He is talking about hardness and steadfastness. This may not be very interesting, but it interested me when I was looking at it. The 3rd verse, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” It takes our attitude, our thinking, our desires, I am not trying to set us out on a ledge somewhere and then say there is only one way or jump. I am not doing that. I am not trying to make it look like something dreadful. What I am talking about is complete dedication. This is not just a belief system we are working on: This is an dedication, because; when I look at other scriptures there, which I have been thinking about, I see; without spot or wrinkle. These spots are easy to come by. I know that when I eat, I have to look and make sure I have not spilled something on me. “No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of this life.” This Republican thing that went on the other night, I listened to some of it, and noticed that they always look for some way to knock somebody out, a word, a sentence or something, we are going to get rid of him. No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of this life. I could not run for political things. When I worked at Ford, some of them wanted me to be a union steward. I was not interested in that. That was not for me, I was not going to get entangled in stuff like that. Then others wanted me to be a part of their Bible study at lunch time. Do you know what I did? I found a suitable place and went to sleep during that time. There are a lot of people that may talk interesting. I had that happen all the time while working at Ford. They never did carry through on anything to any benefit: They just wanted to talk. That is just like Jesus said: some of it is going to fall on stony ground. It has no root. I even had a few that came to church here with me at times years ago. Two or three times was all they came. Who wants to come in here when they feel like you are taking everything away from them, which you are not, but it seemed that way to them. The cares of this world just do not interest me. I don’t care about any of it. I don’t care to watch a ball game now and then, but that kind of thing is not going to rule over me. When it is over, somebody has lost. Grieving about it will not change anything. Before it is over with, that other one is going to lose somewhere. “That he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” I joined the Air Force in 1955. I came up here to Louisville: I did not know where I was; just a green country boy. The first thing that happened: two of the fellows that were with us: There were four of us that came up here for that, and they got to drinking, and took my blanket. I should have known better, but I did not, so I told the sergeant, which was a marine sergeant. He just about ate me up. He got on me like you would not believe. He raked me up and down the coals because I had lost a blanket. We come to find out, these two fellows sneaked it back in the next day. Well I took the test; but did not get in any service.  It was just not for me. I got into something; thinking that everybody was going to be happy with me. I was working at Fisher Bodies. I had a man who I thought was my friend. I had to talk to everybody about the Lord back then; that is just the way I was at that time. I remember walking down the steps from the rest room one day: He caught me on those steps and started laughing and telling everybody about me. You learn from this kind of experiences. Did that discourage me? No, because I had something in my heart that had been given to me:  not by Fisher Bodies. When you take on Jesus Christ, you have taken on something; that no matter what you face: you have help to overcome.  It says to take Him on. In other words, when you do; you have filled yourself with Him. Paul said, I die daily; nevertheless I live, but yet not I, it is Christ in me. That is an every day thing, whether we are here, on a job, or wherever: you stick out like a sore thumb. You are not trying to, you are not trying to make yourself obstinate, but we become that because our kingdom is not of this world. I am looking this morning: at rulers, but I am looking at people today that are soldiers before you become rulers. We have to start someplace. I know, that  during WW2, they had a buck private: That was below a private. You did not go in the army as a general. There has to be some promotions. God does work on our failures. He does whatever we need Him to do. He will work on our failures, if we are willing to admit that we have failed. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” We have regulations to go by. The regulations are in the Word of God. It is not me telling you what to do, I cannot do that. I can tell you what the Word of God says, but then you have to fulfill it: just like I have to fulfill what applies to me. We are getting ready to get out of here and we do not have a lot of time to get it done. Just living any old haphazard way; is not going to get us where we need to be. I can stand here and tell you what God has done for me, but it is in the days ahead; that will prove it, or did prove it. I have to prove it to myself before I can prove it to you.

Getting Ready For The Rapture – Part 4

Getting Ready For The Rapture - Part 4

Rev. James Allen

   We are picking up where November issue left off.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Now we get into something here. “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, (What is grieving Him? What causes us to grieve Him is hurt. As we professing Christianity, professing to be the Bride of Christ, if we are not living up to our capabilities in Him: we cannot handle our flesh, we cannot handle our spirit; our thinking, and we let these things get the best of us, we are grieving the Spirit of God.) whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” That sealing process is what keeps us secure when we are  put under pressure. Years ago, we used to can beans, using a pressure cooker. You had to watch it or it would go further than it should and blow its top. When it was through, after you spent the time and cooked those beans to a certain point, you would take them off and then you would hear the pop.  They were sealed until the lid was removed. When the lid was removed, even if it was a year later, you could hear that air suck out of it. That is being sealed. So he said grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. That means you are an overcomer, the world cannot get in, and thinking of the fact that the world cannot get in is  to the point of us entertaining something of the world. The devil will bombard your mind with things, but you are boss by the authority of the Holy Spirit, which is that Spirit that is in you, that has sealed you. You are sealed until the day of redemption. “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.” You might think, well that is just the way I am. You must get away from the way you are! “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Are you mad at me yet? I want to go to Romans 13:8. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” Hold on to that. “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” When we were young married people, things were hard. I had a good job. We lived in Cincinnati and I worked at Fisher Body, the body shop for Chevrolet. I made good money. I went from there to the Methodist Church. They called me to Burkesville, Kentucky. We had three children. I was paid 1,400 a year. The Methodist Church made up some. Things got very lean. I was going to school, driving thirty or thirty five miles. There was times when I did not even have a dollar. But I was happy, we were happy. It don’t take money to make you happy; it takes God in your life. This went on for two years. I went to Bowling Green and was there a year, then I moved here. I moved here and did not have a job: had to borrow money for an apartment and for furniture. We did not have any furniture. I think I gave one hundred and seventy five dollars for what we got. I went to work for Donaldson Bakery, making payments on a car, payments on a house, with sixty dollars a week. I really have to admire Mary Lou: because we lived on that. We did not ask anyone for anything. We did not beg. In case you are wondering: This is getting to my subject tonight: we did not beg, we did not ask anyone for anything: I moved on God’s orders. It was not  something that I thought up. Revelation 18, I have mentioned it many times. That was in June. In October I got a job at Ford. We got a little behind: maybe three weeks behind during that time I was working for Donaldson. When I got on at Ford, it gave me a chance to get caught up. As time went on, things got a little better, and a little better. I started coming here to this church in 1967. I had been giving my tithes here and there, no certain place. But in 1968 I decided that my tithes belonged here. From that time on, God prospered us. It was not always easy: we had four children by then. We only had one credit card, and that was with Bacon’s. We bought the children’s clothes there, and my wife bought all her clothes there through the years. When tax time came, I had ben having enough taxes taken out of my pay; that I could pay it each year. That is what I did for several years. God prospered us. We did not take vacations. We did not eat at big restaurants. I will say one thing tonight, to my young brothers and sisters, if you want to be an example, pay your bills. Failure to do that, can cut your testimony quicker than anything, especially if you owe a brother or sister, and you do not pay that. That is really stealing. I read that. This is not something to jump up and down and rejoice about. I know this is not that type of service, but if you come up here tonight for this reason, coming up here for prayer is not going to settle it until you make it right with whoever you owe. I have some credit cards, but I am not using them to get in debt. Sixteen years ago we had a little trouble in my home. I don’t put any blame on anyone. You have not heard me talk about it. When I moved out, I was living on a thousand dollars a month, which is not a lot of money in these days. This hurts me more than you think: to have to say these things, because I love my brothers and sisters, but we are going to have to get our lives in order. If you owe a brother or sister, even if it is a family member and you don’t pay that, don’t take any vacation until you do. When some of these things come to my attention, it makes me want to cry: especially when I have to deal with it. The devil just wants to take a swipe at Faith Assembly any way he can. I am going to stand against it. You are my brothers and sisters, but sometimes some of our troubles come from something we ourselves are doing. I am sorry to have to say these things: It hurts me terribly. I give you examples of myself. We had it hard. My mom and dad had a little store. My mother-in-law and her husband had a store. We never did tell them we were having a hard time. My mother-in-law said, why did you not let us know: you could have put it on credit. No: that was not the answer. “Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” There was a man: some here know him. He left this place and moved to Arizona: owing a big bill to Limeberry Lumber. Limeberry said if he ever came back to this area and he found out about it, he would have him arrested. He is a cheat and a robber. That kind of life will never make it in the rapture. I am not judging him: the Word has already judged that kind. Do not think I have been snooping. I have not been snooping, but there has been some things that has come to my attention. If you owe on a credit card and are making your payments, you owe the balance, but you are not behind. I cannot really say anything about that. I am talking about getting all these things and then not paying for it. Sorry I have to say these things, it hurts me. We are at the end. We are expecting to make it in the rapture. Let us live the life. Let us start tonight. “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” That is the truth. “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” If you put on the armor of light, you are going to be seen. I certainly do not want to wind up with a lot of dirty spots and wrinkles, or blemishes. If you have a credit card, I am not talking about that. Make sure you keep it up according to requirements. “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” I d not want something for nothing. Is this truth? I am not here to try and hurt anyone, I am here to try to keep things straight. I love the Lord, I love you: my brothers and sisters. You are my brothers and sisters. We are at the end time, so we don’t have a lot of time left to straighten things up. The time to start keeping up with what is right, is tonight: whoever it be that I am talking to. Is that right? I am on my way to heaven and the journey gets sweeter every day, walking with Jesus, talking with Jesus, all along the way. My soul gets so happy, I sing and I shout night and day, I am on my way to heaven and the journey gets sweeter every day.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

   7-26-2015

     I was on this subject last Sunday and want to go back to it today. I have had people come to me, that really enjoyed the direction I have taken in this, that was for the two prophets that will be on the scene soon. As I was trying to say last Sunday: I believe they will have a visitation of God before the rest of the children of Israel do, before the 144,000.I have no doubt hat we are going to see them, we are going to see their ministry before that time comes. I am looking forward to the future we have in the Lord and what He is planning for us. Because He has great plans for His Bride, not only the wedding supper, but for the time to come, because He talks about them shining, even in the book of Daniel, and then the 13th chapter of Matthew. There is going to be a process of getting things lined out to where He can shine through us into a better relationship with Him and be able to know that we have contact with Him.  When we realize that we do, we are given a privilege of having contact with Him, we will be better off. We are not just saying words when we are praying. It has to be a relationship as we pray, that He is able to speak back to us when we talk. I appreciate Bro. Turner’s testimony as the service began this morning, may the Lord bless each one of His people. He is going to do something in each life, in people that were unexpected, He will do things for the ones that we would not expect to see. If it is just a testimony, it will be a testimony of good, of a blessing. So we thank the Lord for that. I was thinking about how many times the Lord spoke to His prophet in the Elijah spirit. One of the places is 2nd Kings, 3rd chapter. I want to read that first. Israel and Judah have come up against a problem. It is against Moab. You see Edom is even with them at this time. I have the scriptures on that, 2nd Kings 3:10-20. This is Elisha now. “And the king of Israel said, Alas! That the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.” Now I know; when Bro. Jackson was alive, I was considered just a water carrier by a lot of people: even preachers. I did not care, I would do it again. One of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, here is Elisha the son of Shaphat which poured water on the hands of Elijah. So he was doing a service for the Lord when he was doing that. Of course it does not say that when Elisha is chosen, but it does here. There was another man that recognized what was going on. “And Jehoshaphat said, The Word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee?” See? This is Ahab and Jezebel’s son. He had already had enough of him. Sometimes people think; if you say something about the government, I don’t want to get too much into that, but I will say this, The president is over there in Kenya, where his family came from, he has gone there to teach them about gay marriage. They said, we don’t want it, if this is what you are coming for, go home. There are twenty seven countries in Africa that do not believe in it. This one leader said: according to the Bible it is wrong. That is a whole lot closer than what our leadership is. It may be the dark of Africa, but they have some common sense, and they have their mind made up: don’t come here teaching that stuff. Of course he is going to try to. What is important about it? What is important about trying to shove somebody’s ideas off on another country that is completely contrary to what this country has been. I have a right to say these things. Because Elijah, when he faced Ahab, he told him outright: There will be no rain, there will be no dew until I call for it. Then when he met Elijah after the rain had not come for three and a half years, he said to Elijah,  O thou that trouble Israel. Elijah said, it is not me that troubles them, it is you and your father’s house that trouble Israel. “And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? Get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother.” In other words, why are you coming to me? There is going to be somebody one of these days; see this thing is not working. All this gay stuff, this Muslim stuff, all these killings, all that carnality, all this demon possession, that is what it is. You just as well call it what it is because that is what it is, it is demons. The devil is having a hey day in America today. That bunch of Republicans will not stand for anything either. It is anything for a vote. “And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab. And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.” Why did the king not rebuff him? He knew he was telling the truth. That is more than the leadership in America today will do. They would not know truth if it fell in front of them. “But now bring me a minstrel. (I need a good song. Before I do what the Lord wants me to do, I need a good stirring. How many need a good stirring this morning? We all got up this morning and fixed ourselves up for the day, looked in the mirror to see if everything was straight; so we would look presentable. That is good. But how many got on your knees this morning and said, God, be with us, melt us together. We are your body in this earth. We are your representatives. Let us be that with joy and praise in our hearts. We have to look beyond our tears and see our promise. Bring me a minstrel…) And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.” Brothers and sisters, when you sing, sing to the Lord. It brings joy, it brings hope. We are not doing that to entertain someone, we are doing it to entertain the spirit of God, to welcome Him into our midst. When we walk, then He walks. When we listen, He listens. When He gets stirred, we should be stirred. “And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches.” Why? Somebody had to do something in order for God’s work to be done. They had to get into the spirit of the thing. It took a song. Sing me a happy song, something that will stir my spirit. Something that will break the yoke. Here, Elisha stood before three kings and two of them he did not want to be before. It happened to be that one of them was not a reprobate. If it was not for Jehosaphat I would not see you, he said. Bring me a musical instrument, play something uplifting. We need uplifting every once in awhile. Make the valley full of ditches, he is speaking the Word of the Lord. I can see those men, I don’t know what they had, they might have just had sticks. It could not have been some of the places we went because there was nothing but rocks. They were in the valley. God can do things when we are in the valley. Just dig ditches. I can imagine this army is out there taking sticks or something and digging ditches. I got a phone call this morning: did you know the water is bad in this area? There was a big line that broke soewhere. Bro. Steve and Bro. Kevin were getting together some water for us here. Thank you brothers. Somebody is always looking out for the good of somebody else. Why did Bro. Steve and Sis Elsie not just bring one? Why did Bro. Kevin and Sis. Sandy not just bring enough for themselves? We are in this together: That is why. We are digging ditches together because we are looking for something. “For thus saith the Lord, you shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain, yet that valley shall be filled with water that ye may drink both ye and your cattle and your beasts.” What was the dream? Have we felt any water? It is gushing. It is going to gush all the way to the back, from the front to the back. Can we just wade in? Step out a little deeper. Neither shall ye see rain yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle and your beasts. That is a good message because we are going to see the hand of the Lord. I can almost see them out there digging, every one of them, getting ready for something. Not the rain, the water. There is not going to be any rain. This denominational world of religion is looking for rain. They have already had their rain. Now they are like the desert of Arizona: parched, holes in the ground, burrows in the ground. This nation is suffering because of what? Sin. Sin, one little three letter word. Some might say, you ought to be ashamed to talk like that, you ought to be ashamed to talk about the government like that. Go tell Elisha. I have heard people say; when certain leaders come on television, they just turn it off: because all you are going to hear is a bunch of lies. You should not talk like that. Tell it to Elijah, tell it to John the Baptist. That spirit is always a condemnation to a nation, a nation is condemned. Here you are; a little over a hundred years after David was king. How fast can a nation fall? I believe Ronald Reagan tried to bring the nation back toward God because he did not care to mention it. It has been down hill ever since, the Bush’s the Clinton’s and now Obama, all of them. A one world government is what they are after. A million flares of light: light and darkness does not mix. This is just a promise. This is saying something, before it comes to pass. I am saying this morning, there is something getting ready to happen in America; that they are not ready for and there is something ready to happen in Faith Assembly, let us be ready for that. We need to get on the same page. The battle is not ours, it is the Lord’s. Here they are talking about a war, and here is a prophet talking about music. But if it is God, it works. If God is in our life, it is going to work. “And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: (This is easy. If we get our heart right in the sight of the Lord, every thing else is easy. Put it on cruise control. I am not saying we will not have problems. I don’t mean that, but God has made a way to solve problems. It talks about lifting up the fallen, picking up the weak knees. Straighten your shoulders. Lift up holy hands. There were a lot of hands lifted this morning during our singing.) He will deliver the Moabites also into your hands.” There is something else going to happen before the Moabites. He said also. Here he is talking about something else, talking about digging ditches, and here is an army. We are talking about the presence of the Lord this morning and the devil is out there aggravating. Thank God for water. “And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop the wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.” When Eve committed the atrocity that she did, people will say, well I will let my conscience be my guide. Her conscience did not guide her, it told her, you are wrong. God is not going to stand out there, every decision we make, He is not just going to stand there and bother our conscience about it. He is going to make sure He equips us with enough understanding and mind enough that we will know what is right and what is wrong. Then if we are wrong, and sometimes we are, it is not some big sin or something, but it is a word or mistake, even on the highway. I have made mistakes driving. I am not going to tell you about it. You have heard as much as you are going to hear. I have almost had to say to myself, how stupid. That is the truth. But you just try to watch and not do the same thing again, even if it is in other things. There are things in our life that God is not going to warn us about before we get there. But if you need something from God, call the right One. Elisha said, why did you not call your father and mother’s gods, which would have been Baal. There  was not enough of Baal’s. Four hundred and fifty was not enough for Jezebel, she had to have another four hundred of her own. She was like Oprah. Some of these men and women sit around and meditate. I have no clue as to what they are meditating on. They say they are just emptying their mind. When they wake up, they are still empty. Nothing good ever comes from it. “And it came to pass in the morning, (Now he set the date. When Bro. Jackson said 2004 ½ some had already made up their mind, oh, he should not have done that, he is predicting. That was not a prediction. I know; because they said it to me. Bro. Branham said 1977, but he said, I predict. The Bible is not a prediction. He said according to the way things are going, I predict. They said I was wrong, but then they turned around and said, we stick with Bro. Jackson, but then they say he is wrong. That is a merry-go-round.) when the meat offering was offered, (Praise the Lord. It is time that we get before our meat offering. Jesus said my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He is our meat offering. He is our drink offering. I know what they are saying when they sing, come on along and go with me, I am on my way, Praise God, I am on my way.) that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.” Filled. Just a little dab will do you, that is Methodism. That is these denominational churches this morning, filled up with people that just wanted to come to soothe their religious feelings. If you come to Faith Assembly just to get a religious feeling, I hope it gets all over you. It makes me feel better to go to church. Do you ever feel good when you are at home. Are you ever happy at home? Are you happy when you read the Word? Say Thank You Lord, you are alive, you are showing me things. What happened? The Moabites were blind. God opened some eyes of some people in Judah and Israel, because they saw the ditches, but then they saw the water in the ditches. In the morning, weeping comes for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Now I want to go to Hebrews 11. There are a lot of good people in here, good examples. But we are dealing with Moses and Elijah, that spirit. Bro. Branham said God loved that spirit so much that it shows up five times. The fifth time will be to Israel. There have been four of them, four out of five. But that fourth one was to be that spirit that would linger until the Church is gone. Because the eagle still flies. Verse 23. “By faith Moses, (What is he talking about? Could he not just stop there? No; Something else happened, but it was by faith. By faith in Rahab. Some might think, I would not put her in that book. There was a lot of good that came out of that woman. She did not find it in all the ways she was looking, but she tied a little red rope in her window that stayed there while the rest of the building was falling.  Just a big mound of dirt there. Somewhere in the midst of that, there is Rahab’s place, that had a red string in it. Somewhere in our lives, there is that red blood stream that makes us have understanding of the hour we are living in, and that gives us hope, and that hope gives us victory. By faith: Moses…) when he was born, (That is not the whole story. There are many other little Israeli children born.) was hid three months of his parents, (He had a mom and dad. It was not two of the same sex. That is just dirt, filth, ornery.) because they saw he was a proper child; (I wonder what it means by that? A proper child. They saw the grace of God upon that child. If we just look at it, he was a proper child, there are a lot of proper children, but there are words in there that are not explained because God does not have to explain everything to us. He gives us the revelation. This is what you read, but I will tell you what it means.) and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” It is hard to hide a three month old child because they are going to cry. I remember Bro. Branham telling about going to a certain home for dinner. He said he went to these people’s home, and the woman had just had a baby. He said the baby started crying and it embarrassed that woman, but He told her, that is the only way that baby has of telling you anything. It cannot tell you when it is hungry, because it cannot talk. It just cries until you figure out what it needs. It cannot tell you when it is feeling bad or when it is sick. It is all the same cry. One is a little louder than the other. If you have a three day old baby and it says, I am hungry, then the mother might say, there is something wrong with this child. But it cries until it gets what it needs. So Moses had to make some noise. Being a proper child, does mean he was just laying  there as still as a mouse.  It simply means that they saw something special in him. I see something in these young people here right now. I am glad for what I see. They could be a great example to a lot of us older people. “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” He was not out there demonstrating against her and others. He was not out there with a sign: honk if you hear what I say. There is always somebody demonstrating. Over here on Hamburg Pike during the summer, there is always somebody taking up money for something. In other words, Moses knew he was somebody else; even though he was brought up by Pharaoh’s daughter. I knew I was somebody else other than a Methodist: when I was born again. I just happened to be there like the little eagle in the chicken coop until father eagle flew over. Have you ever had an eagle fly over you and speak to you? The choice was made here, “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” This word will speak: if we let it. I would rather be married to Him than to be married to the world. There is a marriage supper coming. Some of these prophetic preachers, I just happened to hear one the other night, this one fellow was talking about the marriage supper, and said it is going to happen after the three year period of time. He asked the other man, you know that is not very long. He said, it don’t take you long to eat. They think they are going to get up there somewhere and get a big piece of cake, and see somebody shove it into somebody else’s mouth and get it all over their face. No, it is going to be a learning process, a time we learn how to rule and reign on this earth. But we are in the process of it now. That will be the final coronation. If you have been born again:  you have enough of the Spirit of God: if you are living right, you have enough to take you. “Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches (that is the reproach of the anointing. After all, Christ means anointing. Jesus was not born at this time. It was not Jesus the man, it was that anointing, choosing rather to be a part of that anointing more than riches and the treasures in Egypt.) than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.” He had respect unto what was coming, he saw a reward coming. He had respect of that. There are better days coming; brothers and sisters. The closer we get to the end, the worse this world is going to get, but the better Christ is going to be unto us, and more to us as we trust Him. He is already precious to us, but as time goes on His presence is going to be more near because we are going to be closer to Him. “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.” That of course is God: the great Creator: our heavenly Father. God is invisible, but God still works among His sons and daughters. He will show His presence when we make room for it. God is a Sovereign Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. In truth is essential. “Through faith he kept the passover, (He took that little rig he had and went outside his door and took that lamb’s blood and put it over the door. What is that going to do? It is going to protect you just like it protected them. But we don’t have to do that anymore because the blood of Jesus Christ has taken the place of all the animals that were ever killed during the Old Testament. It took the place of that. The blood of the Righteous One. The blood of bulls and goats could not take away sin. It took the blood of Jesus Christ. Through faith; he kept the passover…) and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.” You could have went by every Jewish family that believed that message and you would see red on that door post. Otherwise there was somebody in there that was going to die. Without the blood we are dead, but through the blood of Jesus Christ we are alive. “By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.” The devil’s crowd cannot follow you there. The Red Sea is going to get them. The same Red Sea that was deliverance to the children of Israel is going to drown the enemy.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE  
7-26-2015

     We have been on this subject for some time now. This part was really last Sunday and this morning. I want to continue with this part, it seems like it has helped some people. People have been touched by it, I appreciate that. That is what it is all about, for the saints of God to be helped and needs to be met. I am going to Matthew before I go to any other scriptures. People go to church all their lives and sit under a ministry that God has raised up. I am talking about something of the past. It seems like nothing has ever been shown to them. I know that when I started out at the Tabernacle, there was much talk about the prophet, the prophet, the prophet. I said one time, the prophet was mentioned nine times to Jesus Christ just one time among those people.  That is the truth. After Bro. Branham died, some of them just laid up their Bibles and had no more use for them. Some even held it up and held up a Spoken Word book, if they had to lay one down it would be the Bible. The Spoken Word books, especially the seals,  just covered a period of time. Of course that time is from the gospel era up until this time, but it don’t really go into details: as far as what our daily lives are concerned, because we did not know anything about it until 1963. The benefit of what we know about it, we lived through it, and especially in other ages; when  they lived  through it and did not know anything about it: because it was not time. The revelation of all of this came in 1963. I know, that as it is spoken in the 5th chapter of the book of Revelation, because that is where the seals are presented. John is very expressive there not knowing what it meant because we find him weeping. He said no man in heaven and earth knew what it was. That was only true until God revealed it to the Lord Jesus Christ. Other ages lived through it but they did not know it. They did not know what was before their time: they did not know what was behind them, and especially in the age we live in, when people are blind. You could wave your hand over their spiritual eye and they would never see anything. I had moved the family here the last of June and was going to the Tabernacle. Usually I went alone on Wednesday night. There was not as many there on Wednesday night as there are here tonight. I remember Bro. Branham coming in one time unannounced. There were no more there on Wednesday night than are here  tonight. They would have been knocking the doors down and running over each other if they had known he was there. It happened. People were trampled in the doorway.  When the door was opened, people were shoving to get in. Later he made this  statement: I can measure on one hand; how many really got the message this morning. It is something to go to church, but it is an altogether a different thing  to be the Church. The Church is not a building: The Church is God loving: dedicated Christians that put God first in their life. I could come in here among you this morning and say later; well I have been to church, but then I begin to realize: I am a part of the Church, and you are too. Each true Christian is part of the Church. You are part of the Church because the Church is the body of Christ. Here; in the 17th chapter of Matthew, I was so surprised: Because  I had been going there maybe two or three months, and people were talking about the messenger and all, which he was, but we have to know how to apply words like that. There was a lot of talk about it. In the mind of those people, it was the man: the Messenger, that received all the attention. Do not ever get a thought like that in your mind;  because God has everything in His control. Jesus said, if I be lifted up. Not to lift me up, or some man up, but it is to lift Him up. We sing the song, lift Him higher, lift Jesus higher. Let us read this 17th chapter of Matthew. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart.” In other words, He is going to teach them something that He is not going to teach the rest of them until after His resurrection. Because this is really concerning His resurrection. “And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.” That is a transfiguration, showing what it is going to be like in the resurrection. Because this was showing Jesus beyond Calvary. This is showing Him after the resurrection of who and what He will look like. “And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him.” There was no full expression of what they were saying, but it had to be concerning His death and resurrection, because that is what it says it was. “Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.” See? He did not know what he was talking about. The old saying is, he was scared. I mean there was fright in his mind and I would have been too, because you cannot go into that presence without something doing something to you. I know there have been times I have been in the presence of the Lord and I can just feel His presence move up and down my spine. It is just a movement you can feel, up and down. Sometimes that is a scary feeling, because you are in the presence of the Almighty God, you are not in the presence of somebody else. I loved my wife when we got married, but I never felt anything like that, even though I had love for her. I remember old country music songs that may sound like that, but it is not there because we are in this flesh. No matter how much you love a person, it cannot do for you what the love of God can. As the song goes, the love of God, how rich, how pure, how measureless and strong. Peter did not have the Holy Ghost then: he was very much in the flesh as well as the others, but they were seeing something. “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.”  This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, or in whom I am pleased to dwell in. God is saying, He has something to say, hear Him. I believe the ministry in this hour has something to say. I am not trying to scare you with it, but I am saying there is a message to be heard, and that there is a Holy Ghost ministry that is proclaiming something that is going to help us. It is going to help us in our journey. Are we ready for it? That is what we are doing: getting ready for something that God is going to bestow upon us. You might say, I already have the Holy Ghost, but there is a deeper walk. Not deeper than the Holy Ghost, but a deeper walk in the Holy Ghost. After Jesus chose His disciples, He said, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. You will catch men. That is what happened, the net caught me one day. I was out here swimming around and the net caught me, the great Holy Ghost. Not the second person of some trinity, but it is God manifest in human flesh. “And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. (Or so afraid.) And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.” That is His answer to us when we go through something. Many times He speaks to us to calm our nerves, to calm our equilibrium. A very present help in the time of trouble, and in the time of need; He is there. We are not looking for Him out here in the world some place. We don’t have to call for Him out here, He is right there. There have been times when I did not have time to call Him, but He was there all the time. All the time. What a great comfort. “And Jesus came and touched them, (He wants to touch us tonight. He wants to say, be not afraid.) and said, Arise, and be not afraid.” They were as frozen. “And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save (or except) Jesus only.” That is where the Jesus only people gets their belief. What a frail thing. “And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. An His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?” Here was the revelation that came to me while I was speaking to that man there at the Tabernacle, I never heard that. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.” I saw that word, shall, that is in the future. Do you get it? Elijah truly shall come and restore all things. “But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, (That is two separate places there, two separate comings. When that man that had been there at the Tabernacle all that time, I thought everybody knows more than me, surely. I said something to him about that, he said, where did you get that? It is not being in church, it is being church.) and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist.” I want to go to Revelation now. I want you to see the relation of this toward the time we are living in. We are getting ready to enter into that time. The 8th chapter. “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” The seventh seal at this time, when that happens, will be open. That space has something to do with the Bride. “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” See the correlation between this, and when you read on down through here, you are going to see the Bride in this. “And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; (Of course the Catholics have it, but this is something that Jews used and they have taken it up to shake their smoke around. But this is something that happens in heaven.) and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.” See! This is heavenly places? This is where the Bride is going to be; before she leaves here. I can see why Bro. Jackson would say, if you haven’t felt anything yet, you will. “And the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints, (See the connection there? It is a heavenly connection. We are going to be in the real presence of God moving in our lives. It said prayers of the saints, it did not say one. Do you feel Him tonight? His presence is here. Enter into His courts with praise, and into His presence with thanksgiving. What am I trying to do in these messages? I am trying to get us built up in Holy communion with Him. The smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints…) ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.” We are getting close. I started to say, I cannot see why this group of preachers that claim to be prophets cannot see this. Yes, I can understand: No matter what their claim is, the Spirit of God is not leading them, because He is going to take His called servants; all of  you into these things, and you can see right here; before it is over with, because the saints of God are going to be in a relationship  with Jesus Christ; like they have never known before.  It will not be just be one person standing up with a testimony: It   is going to be everybody. It is not everybody standing up, but everybody has a testimony. “And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, (When that fire from the altar came and touched Isaiah’s lip, it made a change in him. He was then  ready to say, Here I am, send me. This is for old and young, for young children who have a desire for the Spirit of God in their life. He heals all our diseases.) and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” It did something here on earth. With those prayers going up, it did something on earth. “And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” This is all intermingled, because this is all happening at the time that the trumpets are getting ready to sound. That is why it is all intermingled there. Sure: to me it is saying we are going to be here when those two prophets appear on the scene. Not very long, because some way, somehow there is an interconnection. Listen to these trumpets. There is a message in them. This happens over a three and half year period of time, the first three and half years of that seventieth week of Daniel. This happens in the Middle East; in Israel, because this is where the two prophets’ messages are being delivered. That is what this is talking about, the first four verses. “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” These are plagues that are coming in response to the two prophets’ message. Can you see the relationship? You say:  well I knew that. There are some hearing this, that did not know it already. We even have young people here that have never heard it. “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.” That is Moses’ ministry. You have Moses and Elijah there at the time; so that is from the  ministry of Moses, and it is in the Middle East. It is because Israel had sold out unto the beast system. Right there: is where God is bringing judgment upon Israel; as well as that part of the world. I remember the dream Bro. Jackson had; how, as he was with the family and something happened: a big boom, and he went to the window, and then told all the children to get away from the windows. He saw two men, which were about forty years old: It was Moses and Elijah. “And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” This is not going to be all over the world: It is just going to be for Israel’s rejection of God’s dealing with them, and their accepting the beast system: that leadership. God is sending punishment. “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven; burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” See? The woes are pronounced concerning the other three that is yet to come: All in the last half of the week. It all happens the time the two prophets are killed. All three of them are in relationship to the time the two prophets are killed. Now let us go to the 11th chapter. “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” Of course he is measuring the temple, but he is counting the people that worship therein. He is the one told to measure it. He is no where around it. He is on the Isle of   Patmos, but in spirit form he was there; looking over the city, looking over the situation, and  bringing it down into the hour in which we live. “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” See? He is going beyond the three and half year period of time, the first, he is going into the last part now. We were there at the Temple Institute, and we saw the table of shew bread, which will be the one that will be used. They have the Menorah that will be used and many of the things that will be used in that temple in time. The Jews are waiting on it. You see things happening, things that are coming to pass, as they are waiting on that time: the Orthodox Jews. The outer court, they will not get finished, but the temple will be finished. This bunch of prophetic preachers, that are saying  the temple will be built beside the mosque of Omar; do not know as much as they think they do. Do not believe a word of it. “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days clothed in sackcloth.” They are not only going to be prophets, they are going to look like the old time prophets. Sackcloth is for a time of mourning. They are mourning over a nation that has sold out unto the devil. We are mourning tonight; over a nation that has been dragged through the dirt: trying to make George Washington and those men look like somebody stupid. You who do that are  stupid; to do that. The Bible speaks about men of renown; these were men of renown. I have an article that says fifty two out of fifty five men that wrote the Constitution were Christian people, and the other three believed in God. Many of them were preachers, not like this bunch out here today. I am believing George Washington’s vision is getting ready to be fulfilled in America. When it does, it will make the Civil War look like a picnic. What I am trying to say is, let us get ready! We are going home. One day not too far in the future. “I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days clothed in sackcloth.” Their message is prophecy. They are not preaching salvation. It is at that time, that  Zechariah 12 and 13 comes in: when they say, where did you get the scars in your hands? I believe with all my heart; that the two prophets will already know it and they will be prophesying about it; and here comes Jesus, because they already have a crowd. They would have to, in order to have 144,000 men plus women. Where did you get those scars in your hands?  I can just see Joseph, after his dad had died, his brothers came to him weeping, saying now our dad has died, it is going to be different. They came and talked to Joseph. That poor fellow that had gone through misery looked at them and said, God has done this to save life, do not blame yourselves. That is what their Joseph is going to do again, Jesus, where did you get these scars in your hands? In the house of my friends. This gospel is not a get even message. “These are the two olive trees, (going back to the 4th chapter of Zechariah) and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.” It does not say God of heaven here: It says standing before the God of the earth. God’s presence is here. “And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: (There, is that spirit of Elijah again, the same thing as the 8th chapter. It all has to do with Israel. ) and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.” Here they are, the two prophets standing against the whole world. You might ask, why do I say that? I thought this was all just to Israel. We will see. Don’t you think somebody would like to get a hold of them? Here, all the attention of the earth is right there in Israel, because there are two men standing there  prophesying; that are ordained of God to  stand there and prophesy. “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, (This is that same Moses and Elijah: (the same spirit that God sent to Egypt.) This goes back to the 8th chapter.) and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.” That is not just getting out there, a plague here, a plague there: No It is when they are pressured. They have power over waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as often as they will; as often as necessary. “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.” Saints! God is getting ready to do a miracle in the Middle East. It is going to be a wake up call for some people. “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” That is talking of Jerusalem. Why would he call it Sodom and Egypt? Because that speaks of perversion and bondage: which is the same spirit that is on people of America. It  has clung to some of those Jewish people also. That old pope, that old rascal has brought them into bondage. I mentioned this some time back: that if you said anything about Mother Theresa to some people, they would be ready to skin you alive. She admitted before she died: that she did not even know if there is a God or not. They bought her and those Franciscan nuns a big place to live in. She took all the carpet up and threw it out the window. She took all the mattresses and threw them out; because she wanted to please God with her humility. People sent money and she would not spend it, she would put it in the bank. The people and those nuns lived in poverty. When she died, she had millions in the bank. That is that Catholic system. A few years ago, they would build a big monstrous building, but they did not air condition them. Why? They wanted to be looked upon  as humble. Is that humility;  to get in there, sweat and stink? They wanted to appear to be humble. The pope is running around speaking against capitalism. I don’t know a lot about capitalism, but it has brought some people out of poverty. Bro. Jackson said any country that is ruled by Catholicism is a poor country; a third rate country. Look at Mexico; for an example. I have been to the Philippines, I know something about poverty. I know something about people living in card board boxes by the railroad tracks. Twenty million people live in Manila, and not even half of them have houses. If you go to Baguio, you can see people walking all day long to get where they want to be. Many, not just a few, but many people walking all day long, that do not even have a bag in their hand; like people who had brought extra clothing. Many of them  had nothing to bring.  We stayed in a hotel there. The only restaurant in there was a McDonald’s. There was a woman sitting there with a little child seven or eight years old. It had a cheeseburger and fries, they were both eating that. You see such a humble people come into the service. They grab your hand and bow. It makes your heart hurt. The only thing that is going to get rid of it is the coming of the Lord. It did not have to be that way. They were doing better, then they shoved America out of the picture; saying, Go home Yankee! Any Filipino that knows the time when the Americans were there, will say it was a lot better when America was here. (Back to the scripture) “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.” My, they just let them lay there and bloat. See what we have done, look what we have done. Let us see what God is going to do. “And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.” They heard a great voice from heaven saying come up hither. That voice is going to come one day. Jesus is going to come in the air. Those dead saints that have passed on before us, we will see them and we will be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. The trumpet shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise first. We, which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them. What an amazing time. God’s amazing time, His amazing grace, how sweet the sound. A great voice from heaven saying come up hither, and they ascended up in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them. This is not the first time that cloud has been used. It is the same cloud that stood there before Moses when he crossed the Red Sea. When I worked at the Ford plant, there was a Baptist preacher that came through at times, and would say, well, the Lord is not coming today: There are no clouds out there. They don’t know when He is coming. I don’t know the day and hour, but I know we are getting close to what we are all looking for. May God bless you.

GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE
           8-2-2015

     I am going to go back to  about two weeks ago in this message, and pick up there for today. I was talking about Moses and Elijah. I know I was speaking on the first part of chapter 11 in Revelation, up to a certain place. I am not going to go back there this morning, but I have some other things I want to bring in. It is just the time we are living in. As you look around you see many things that are happening in this  country and around the world. The president went to Kenya and some of the places in Africa. He made a statement, that he would not be able to run again for president, but if he did: he believed he would win. Sometimes people get eat up with themselves, they think everybody licks the ground after them. There is a spirit of that nature in the nation today: You recognize it by their actions, and things they say and by the ones they appoint to be a part of the government. They do not leave anything uncovered: that they can cover by deceit of whatever it is. This thing about Hillary Clinton and all that is going on in her career as a politician, and especially in the last four years: while she was Secretary of State,  just lies and more lies. I was thinking this week; about the lion that was killed in Africa. That has been on every News program there is. I always liked lions and liked to watch them. I know they are killers, but they do not kill :only to eat. That doctor that killed the lion, is finished. People are standing outside his house protesting. Now they are estimating there have been seventy million babies aborted and nobody is standing up for them. They were telling about some of these countries, like Germany and Norway and I do not know how many more, but Norway was the last on the list that was mentioned. They cannot abort a baby after eighteen weeks. I think Germany was either thirteen or fourteen weeks. In the United States, it can go as far as thirty nine weeks, the baby is ready to be born. Then they take the baby from the mother’s womb and keep it’s brain alive so they can harvest its organs, the heart, the liver and kidneys. They can do that, then they crush the baby. They keep it alive because if the brain dies, then the other organs are no good. All of this came out in the News this week. The State department says they see nothing wrong with it. I feel that God is just about ready to express His anger and deal with such as this.  The scripture says He will laugh at their calamities. The decision: Roe versus Wade happened in 1973, right at the time the towers were built there in New York, the same year. Now we see how far it has gone. The morals of this nation are completely gone. You try and watch the News, they will have a commercial, maybe a half minute of News, then another commercial. They go another half minute and then another commercial. You spend about ten minutes of commercial with one minute of News. Some of the commercials should be R-rated. Most see nothing wrong with all of that. They said about five years ago, that they were going to push the envelope as far as they could to see how much American people would take. Here came a  woman down the aisle; which was not a young woman: She came down an aisle facing me, and I thought she was wearing shorts, but it was a short skirt. The morality of mankind is gone. All they do is just leave it to the imagination. The Bible says; he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery already in his heart with her. She is actually as guilty as the man that looks at her. I appreciate my sisters in the Lord. If I saw you on the street, I believe I would see a Christian. You are not doing it for me, because you already had the dress on before I would see you: You are doing it for two things, one thing is you have been taught better, and the other thing is, you have some respect for yourself. The majority of this nation has no respect today for self, or others, and it is getting ready for judgment. I know there has been a lot said about Netanyahu since he came over here and spoke to Congress. It has been a problem for certain governmental leaders ever since then. We must remember though; that he was invited over here. That was because of this Iranian thing that they have shoved into the U.N. Obama said we will let the U.N. take it. He already knew the U.N. was going to accept the Iranian deal. Without going to Congress, and without going to the Senate. No doubt; that if he had gone to the Congress and Senate at the beginning, it would not have passed. They have sixty days. They are working night and day to try and get this thing passed. By the time that time comes, there will probably be some Republicans that will vote for it. You have men, and I know some of  you may not like it; if you are from Kentucky, but I believe Mitch McConnell would vote for anything: Also John McCain. Some of those people have been in office too long. But a conservative person, I am talking about a conservative person with some morals, which is hard to find, I used to think conservative meant morality, but not any more. Just because they say they are conservative, it may be just one point. Then they vote for anything. We are at that time. For what I am trying to get us to see, we do not have long. This thing is getting ready to shape up. They had a gay march in Jerusalem this past week. Because of it there was a man that stabbed about six people, I believe it was. It did not kill any, but he stabbed them. So you see Revelation 11, which  says the city will be called spiritually Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified, which means He identifies it as Jerusalem. That is at the end. The two prophets: when they come, they are going to have something to say, because they are going to be ordained and inspired  of God. They are not going to be preachers: they are going to be prophets Continued next issue

Getting Ready For The Rapture-Part3

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!

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    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

Getting Ready For The Rapture-Part 2

Getting Ready For The Rapture-Part 2

Rev. James Allen

I have been on this message: this makes part 4, getting ready for the rapture. I started at the beginning of the week. It has had a great success. I know at the beginning of it as we began to put things on the internet, it reached South Africa, and the people there were never told that there was an internet service that could be watched. It went on for years that way. Those that knew did not tell the others. The preacher there would get the Contenders and then hide them away for two or three months until he had preached the messages he got from them. And then he would say that he and Bro. Jackson were preaching the same thing.  Sure you could say that if you were reading and memorizing everything. You are held responsible for what you do. I have not tried to copy anyone by the things I have said. I have quoted Bro. Branham, I have quoted Bro. Jackson. I have read some from them here in the pulpit, but I have not preached their messages, just to take a message off the internet and then preach it. When you do it that way, then there is controversy because people always say, you did not say it like so and so said it, especially like Isaiah 4 and Hosea 6:2. These were messages that the Lord gave me. Isaiah 4, the first verse,  was a subject that was gone over, but it had never been handled to the fact of what it really was. I have got criticism from it: and you have received criticism for listening to it. It has been said, I wonder how many: when they leave church, go down the highway and are  sorry they were even there in the service? Well you came back, so you must not have been very sorry. There is a good number here today. Somebody asked me the other day, where did they all come from? I cannot tell you where everyone has come from. It is not just people that have wandered into the service off of the street, but something got hold of them, and they got hungry. If you get hungry: you are going to go looking for food. Like some have said, there are only two churches here in the United States that you can go to and receive true spiritual food. I am talking about churches that have  pastors. I know there are other groups, like in Minnesota and East Chicago, Las Vegas,  and maybe more: where other people would meet together to have fellowship with one another around the truth. Sometimes truth brings controversy. Everything comes at the right time. The godhead has come at the right time. However not everyone agree with it, but it had to come. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He did not make Himself more than that. Others tried to. Some tried to make Him Elijah, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. But He did not fit in the mold. When the time came, which  was the fullness of time, like I was told this morning,: that in 1994 when the Spirit moved on a lot of the people, especially the young people, and that was a Shemitah year?. Here we are in another Shemitah year (2015) and it is happening again, twenty one years apart. If you do not believe that, get the archives, and you will see. Young people that are six, seven,  eight, ten or eleven years old, you just don’t pump something into them. There has to  be something happening. Something was happened when someone had to hold up their young daughter hen she was bent over. I did not do that, I did not lay hands on her as well as others that were touched by the Spirit of God. Say, may God be praised. You do not have to have somebody lay hands on you to receive the Holy Ghost. I wonder who laid their hands on Jesus when He received that precious Spirit ? I wonder who laid hands on the three thousand believers : on the day of Pentecost? Who laid hands on one hundred and twenty? God is Sovereign. He does not have to have help when it is time for His Spirit to fall upon someone. When God is working in man: He is referred to as the Holy Ghost. That is why His Spirit is  called the Holy Ghost, because it is in you without the world being able to see it, except they see the works of it. You will be criticized, but greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world. Remember that always! You have something greater inside you than what the world has. You do not have to go to those dirty movies and fix yourself up like the world in order to do so. There was a thing on television: men were talking about it, and  said that a woman in the world, that had real high heel shoes on, if she dropped something, men were fifty percent more likely to pick it up for her: than they would if she did not have high heels shoes. When they get them real high, they  are going to twist as they walk, and that will put you out of joint. We are not in this thing for popularity. We are in it to please a living God. I am not talking about little heels, I am talking about four, five, or six inch heels, where you are walking on your toes and twisting as you go. That  is the world for you: as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of man. This is the days just before closing out time. It was prophesied one time, that the door for salvation would be closed; and we know that will   be at the time when Revelation 10 is being fulfilled, the door is going to be closed. There will never be another Gentile dealt with for salvation. I am glad to see some people getting in before the door closes. Young people, you are at the right age to be looking for a mate, not maybe looking for one, but you are beginning to realize there is an opposite sex. Before you get your mind on that, get your mind on the Lord. Get everything that would be a hold back emptied : then God will give you what you need. If you are just looking for someone, maybe anyone: you are looking in the wrong direction. Are you afraid you are going to be left out in the cold? Stop worrying. God has the right answer for you. There is a real marriage coming, not like this thing that is going on right now in America, putting the rainbow colors on the White House. What a slap at the Word of God! The rainbow color was put on the top of that new tower they lit it up last night, in New York. I do not want to be close to that thing. When it was built, it was infested with rats. They must have come from Washington. We live in a wonderful hour: if we are right with God. You may say: How can he say that? I see it in the lives of people, as they give over to God. Do it while the door is still open. Let us go to Genesis 6 now. “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.” That is talking about natural man, not the sons of God in Adam’s line. When men began to multiply, they had been over in the land of Nod, over in Iran. That old spirit is still there today. You will not find God dealing with those of that sort. Here goes these sons and daughters of Cain’s line to the beach; to be seen of all. That reminds me: The  water is getting infested: there have already been six people bitten by sharks in North Carolina, and the people cannot get out of the water. These diseases that are coming on people by having an open wound: when they are in the water of the sea. God is getting fed up with people who, in spite of all caution: they just have to go for a good time for the flesh. God has all the time in the world, but He does not have time for foolishness. He said; The fool has said in his heart that there is no God. That goes from the White House to the lowest house. They sing Amazing Grace at a funeral, but they do not know what grace is. It has passed over them. It is amazing grace, but those who do not know God in a true salvation experience, do not know anything about His Amazing Grace. Well as those Canaanite women began to show themselves where the sons of Adam’s line could see them: what I am going to read next: lets us know what happened that eventually led to the flood of Noah’s hour of time. The time came; “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” It was not God’s choice. These were sons of God: because they were the seed of Adam’s line. It did not just happen right here in Noah’s time: it was back in the ages past, and this mixture of serpent seed and seed of God had filled the earth with evil. “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”  That is how long Noah worked on building the ark. God gave them one hundred and twenty years: do you know why? While the ark was preparing. The reason God’s judgment has not come on the world is because God is getting a Bride ready.  He holds of judgment until His plan of righteousness has fulfilled His purpose. Are you ready? Are we ready? We used to play a little game when we were children, hide and seek. Whoever was the one looking, they would say, ready or not, here I come. God is not going to fool around like that now. Ready or not: his judgment is coming upon this earth. “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Just like they are today. I forget which country it is, that they have a big thing about seventeen miles long, that goes in a circle. They claim that whenever this thing really goes off, they do not know what is going to happen, because they are trying to find out where creation came from. Genesis 1:1, I can tell them that before they spend  all those billions of dollars exploring. Genesis 1:1: says this, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination (Every imagination of the thoughts of  his heart was only evil continually. Wicked minded people cannot think straight. Look at gay marriages and all such like. You came from birth into a man’s body, but you are really a woman. (Dumb and dumber). I will say this, if you have feelings of that nature, get it under the blood of Jesus Christ now. Every imagination! The president said the worst thing in this country is global warming. Now they are going to make trucks run leaner and leaner, and  soon they will be running on air. It said the imagination of their hearts was only evil continually. It was not like that twenty years ago, but look how it is now. I got a smart phone a month ago. I am just a dummy (you could say) with a smart phone. I never did even want a phone like that, but you know you have to keep up with the times.) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” What was wrong five years ago is right today; so many say. Now these conservative republicans, which I used to think conservative meant morally, but it does not. These conservative republicans, some who are running for president, now that the law is passed for gay marriage, (which we are totally against), but we have to go along with it because it is the law. You will certainly not get my vote. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. It does not matter how well groomed they are: nor  how many Hillary’s there are, or whatever, they will not get my vote. I can stay home. They might say, well you don’t have any right to say anything like that, but I say, Yes I do: I am a Christian, a child of God. In history, it says  that the early church did not join in politics. They were not elected on the boards and in heads of government: because they did not have time. Can you imagine President Peter? They have tried to make him a pope. What did he say? “Repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.” If repentance  does not happen, you certainly do not have remission of your sins. (Back to Genesis 6) “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” God is grieved in His heart today. It says He would laugh at man’s calamities. “And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah” (Noah, that is why we are here today, because  Noah.) found grace (You can find that grace this morning, in the eyes of the Lord. Noah  was not Bride, nor a type of the bride, because he  had to go through the tribulation, and I am going to show you: that the Bride does not go through tribulation.) in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, (Not Enoch’s generation, but in his generation. All the evil spoken of, that I went through there in those first verses, all that evil, we find Noah rode above it. He was perfect in his generation. All the preaching we are hearing now, all these brothers that are spreading the word here and telling you that it must be every wrinkle and blemish, everything must be gone. We have no excuse.) and Noah walked with God.” The New Testament says that Noah was a preacher of righteousness. He tried to tell them, but his preaching did not turn his generation to God. They will have no excuse when they stand before the Lord. People of  today will have no excuse,  because there is an internet, and there are some brothers that are preaching truth that all can hear. We get thousands and thousands of  hits on our web site, and over the years it runs into more than a million, but they do not listen very long to truth: before they turn to some place else  because this is not entertainment for them. Some have said, I will go to one of these other churches, because they don’t make you feel bad with their preaching. I have actually had that spoken to me: we will go to another church because  we don’t feel bad when we leave: you can leave, and not feel like a sinner. That is what the gospel is supposed to do to lost sinners: make them feel bad. You have to feel bad, before you feel freedom. Young people: hear me, and hear what these other brothers say. They are telling you the truth, they are telling you the way to be set free. Everybody was blessed yesterday, when our brother stood here in his hillbilly way, but there was more to it than just laughing.  There is more to it. What if it had not been for these men that God has called, that God has appointed for this end time. Here they are. Let them see on the screen what we have got. They have said: You people do not even have enough preachers to make up the seven thunders. Well God does. It is not my picking. I don’t know who it is going to be, but I believe it is part of this. I believe it is. I don’t say that as a maybe. Noah was perfect in his generations. Before he ever started the ark, he was perfect in his generations, nine hundred and fifty years of it. He saw a lot of things. I think I have seen a lot of things in my few years. I went from a little old dirty feet, snotty nosed country boy: to be here among saints: true children of God, that have been purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. They come from the north and south, they come from the east and west, they come from lands afar, to feast with our King, to dine with Him as guests. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said to Noah (God talks. He still does. We are not Noah, but God knows us. You are Bro. Spencer, Bro. Kurt, Bro. Land, Bro. Kevin. God speaks to these men. He is not saying to build an ark, because He said there would never be a flood like that anymore. God is not saying build a boat, He is saying build a message, build on that. Don’t stop. Bro. Branham said, if you are digging potatoes, go ahead and dig potatoes. He said, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man, they eat, they drink, they swapped wives. That is a big thing now, having massive weddings, one man will marry a woman, then another man will marry his wife, that man will marry another man’s wife and there is just a whole group of marriages. I cannot even think of the things they do: I don’t want to. The earth was corrupt. Man’s mind was corrupt. It is corrupt today. They said we want to see how far we can go with our language. They used to say certain words, they were called dirty words. Other words were called curse words. Now it is just a conglomeration of a sickening mess. Women don’t care what they say on television, they are worse than men. It shames me. I grew up respecting women. I grew up in a time when men chewed tobacco : standing on the sidewalk, and spit out into the street. It was a nasty situation, but if a woman approached: one would say to the other person or persons with them: watch what you say, there is a lady coming by. You are ladies and gentlemen, but the world is full of the filth of the devil. I want to go back to the 5th chapter now, the 18th verse. We are going to talk about Enoch now. “And Jarred lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch. And Jarred lived after he began Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jarred were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God (He walked with God every day. His walk was with God He saw what was going on. It was about this time when the sons and daughters had got together, less than a thousand years. This world was not his home. He was walking, looking, seeing, worshiping God. The Bible says to lift holy hands to Him, give Him praise. We sing the song, Praise Him in the morning, Praise Him at noontime, Praise Him at night. If we do that, we will not have time to think of a lot of other things. Just praise Him. Enoch was walking with God. His steps were  right. He was going some place. All at once he took a step and that foot never did touch the ground again. He did not feel anything under him. He took another step, but he was no longer on the ground. He was going up. He took another step, but all at once he was changed. I was asked the question the other day: about Enoch and about Elijah. They did not see death. Does that answer your question? They did not see death. They were  raptured. Enoch walked with God…) after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and began sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.” Was that all of his days? That was all of his days here on earth. Where he went: time did not last, or it did not count anymore. He went into eternity to be with an eternal God: where days and nights did not count. One of these days, I will take my last step on earth and the next one will be in glory. As the song goes, I looked at my hands, they looked new, I looked at my feet and they did too. We will be changed in a moment: in the twinkling of an eye. Everybody close your eyes and open them real quick. It will be that quick. No one is going to see you change clothes. In my robe of white, I will fly away. We have the rest of the story here in the book of Jude. That brother had a message. There is only one chapter but it has a lot in it, things we need to know. Verse 8. “Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, (Filthy dreamers, you ornery, good for nothing mayor of Louisville! He went to meet the first two men who had lived together for thirty some years: he went to meet them when they got their marriage license. He gave them a bottle of champagne. They stood there, I hate to even say it: they stood there and kissed in front of him. Filthy, ornery bunch of people that have no respect for the Word of God. I will preach it until we go underground and I will still preach it underground. They have a place waiting for them. As our brother said, hell is enlarging it’s mouth. Isaiah said, hell hath enlarged herself and opened her mouth without measure, 5:14 It is getting bigger and bigger. It has no end to the enlargement necessary to take care of all that are heading there. Heaven does not need to grow. It is already made ready for those the Father foreknew would be there. Jesus said when He was on the cross, it is finished. The time is come that we get finished. Get in that tub of cleansing: where we are washed by the washing of the water of the Word. I believe it is already happening. I believe Bro. David North’s vision is already being fulfilled. Wade out and get a little deeper. Get deeper in the eyes of the Lord. Our future is in front of us, and the past is being left behind. The old man is dead.) Of the worldly mass of humanity it says they despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts: in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, (Look what Cain did! He brought forth a seed that is still in the earth today. His offspring are still here.) and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, (What did he preach for? Money. What are these television preachers preaching for? Money, money, money. Give me, give me, give me. Just have faith in God and God will make you rich, but you have to give to me. One man said he needed a sixty five million dollar airplane. The congregation said, we can’t afford it. He said, I will get it anyway. No wonder, his last name is Dollar. I will not tell his first name, but it starts with C.) and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” What is it? You can hear that  bunch of preachers at Faith Assembly and say: I don’t feel comfortable going there. Get your heart right and you will. If you are uncomfortable hearing truth: that is conviction. That is a good sign; That leads to genuine salvation. It is time to get something started. Then we can truly sing, On the way home: time to get started on the way home, preacher talk about it, tell it in your song. How many want to go home? How many are tired of this world, and want to go home? Let it go! “These are spots in your feasts of charity, (Those evil ones. God removes spots, wrinkles and blemishes doesn’t He? Just take a scrub brush, which is the Word of God, and scrub! You will come clean.) when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, (Just a bunch of empties.) carried about of winds; trees who fruit withereth,  without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.” What happens to twice dead people? Look at Revelation 20, the second death. “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. And Enoch also, (Enoch, here he is again. Is he your friend? He did not go to the paradise that was back then, in the heart of the earth. He went up. Why did God take him? He was perfect.  He saw what was going on. He had a message of perfection. We have a message of perfection. Where did he come, in the number? What number was he? The seventh from Adam. This is the seventh church age. This is the seventh year. I have seen a picture, the day the Shemitah year started, there was a black calf that had a perfect number 7 on its forehead. I saw it on the United Press. It had already been born, but that was when it was put out on the air. Then a man said, I believe I have something like that. He was from Texas. He looked and there was a calf that was born on the 15th, the same day this was put out on television and the internet. A red calf with a perfect number 7 on its forehead. How come that happened? We entered the Shemitah year and two calves presented the same day. (God is saying it is time!) Enoch, the seventh from Adam, we are in the seventh church age, closing out. I have not said there is going to be something great happen after September 28th. I have not said that, but I believe in my heart, between that and the next year. It has happened the last several times. Israel has eight point three million Jews living in the Holy Land. There are better than six hundred thousand that live in Jerusalem and Judaea. Have you heard the saying, don’t mess with Texas. I am saying, don’t’ mess with God concerning the apple of His eye, which is Israel. Enoch…) the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his (Bride) saints.” I added that word, Bride. The Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints. He is coming back again. He is coming back again and I am the only reason.  Somebody said to change that to we are the only reason. I said no, it is an individual thing. Sing it, I am the only reason. I will believe it with you. Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, that was a long way back, about five days ago in God’s time. It is not long to God. It is not long to Enoch either. When you get into eternity, time means nothing. Are you ready? Are you waiting? Are you believing? “To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.” That is the only reason these preachers mention William Branham and Raymond Jackson, for advantage. It is not for following what they said. You cannot say that I am following these men, and have your little daughter out there singing for the world. Singing: yes for the world, for their entertainment, why? Because of advantage. They said when Bro. Jackson died, which they were already planning it, there were preachers already planning on taking over Faith Assembly. They had already planned it. They also said, that when  Bro. Jackson dies,  Bro. Bud and Allen  will use this monitor to put Bro. Jackson’s messages on. That this was what we would use it for. We did not  have to. The same God that anointed William Branham and Raymond Jackson, is the same God that anoints His ministry in this hour of time. God got rid of the unbelieving crowd. Just like it was said, there used to be two rows of preachers up here. Where are they now? I say, where are they today? Where did they go? Seven ways for Sunday. They went together, but they could not get along, so they split up. Some of them believed that we have passed the second day, others don’t believe we are there yet: So they split on that. I had one preacher  say, after I had  preached in his pulpit on the second day, and he accepted it. Why did you not   preach the third day then, which was a year and half  later.  I simply said: I did not know it then. I say to all: Do not preach something you do not know. If you don’t know it, keep it quiet. “But, beloved, (you are beloved) remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, (What are the last words?) having not the Spirit.”

        GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

     As we were talking about how sometimes curses or whatever you want to call it, is passed down from family to family. I went back into the Old Testament to get that: because I knew that there are things that are bothering people from other generations. I felt I needed to deal with it to loose  some people from some spirits that had hounded them. I knew the difference. I knew that it had happened. I did not point out any one, but I knew. Sometimes it means, as the Bible says, in a marriage we must leave our father and mother, and cleave together. Sometimes we must leave old attitudes, old opinions that we have been hanging on to through the years, and get rid of them completely. We must put them in the dump-ster. As long as we hold on to things that are going to hinder us, they are going to hinder our walk with God. Sometimes we can overlook these things, but we must not do that. I can overlook the Methodist Church which I came out of, and which my parents were in. I am not speaking evil of them, but I cannot live on that. It is good-bye forever to the Methodist Church for me. The scripture says, come out of her my people. If we are saints of God, we will come out of all our opinions and ideas: and thoughts that are hindering us in our walk with the Lord in truth. We cannot hang on to anger, no matter how far back it reaches. We cannot hang on yo anything that is going to hinder us as we strive for perfection. We have to let go and let God rule our lives. It has always been that way, but it is absolutely necessary that we do so in this hour of time. I did have some things that I did not get covered this morning, so I want to cover them, and then go into some things I mentioned at the beginning of this message. The world of religious people do not know  where they are in time. They certainly do not know where they are when it comes to the tribulation. They do not know whether the rapture comes before the tribulation: in the middle of the tribulation, or at the end of the tribulation. When there are questions concerning these things: there are answers in the scriptures for those who can receive true revelation. I want to go into some of those things. I first  want to go to 2nd Kings. I dealt  with Enoch this morning. Now, In the 2nd chapter, we are going to look at this, concerning a question I was asked about  Enoch and Elijah. The religious people of the world: say they both had to die. Brothers  and sisters: There  is no record of that. They were translated. When you translate something, you take it from one position into another position. I want to look at that. I want us to see the feelings of people today: because this hits home in the lives of people. This is some fifteen or sixteen years after Elijah has gone to Mt. Carmel. You read  about that in the 18th chapter of 1st Kings. The 17th chapter, is when he goes into hiding. You can put another three years on that period of time. He speaks the Word of the Lord, then he goes into hiding, because he had done the will of the Lord. He had done what God told him to do, and God took care of him: just  like I believe He will take care of us when we are in the stream of His will and purpose. I have told people, and I do not mean to keep stressing it: that we do need a little necessary stuff stored back: in case of a catastrophe of some kind: for a little period of time, but we do not need to prepare for seven years: unless you are intending to go through the tribulation. We who are walking with God in truth are  not intending to do that. We believe: that as God feeds the sparrows, He will take care of us also.  I will start  in the 1st verse. “And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elisha went with Elijah from Gilgal “And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.” Isn’t that just like a Christian? Isn’t that like a believer? I am going to keep you in sight. I am going to watch you, I am going to see what is going on. He had already had a revelation that God was going to take him. But all the time Elijah was trying to encourage him with thoughts to see what he would do. He is doing us that way tonight, the Holy Ghost is. He wants us to go on, but He is going to challenge us. Does it not say in Hebrews that God whips (chastens)those that He loves? Bro. Phil was telling about his mother, that she would whip him before she went to church, because she said she knew he was going to do something that would cause him to need it. “And the sons of the prophets (See? You have these others. These were good men. They were not too much as believers, but they were good men. I do not  want sons of prophets speaking to me, because they can be wrong. I have heard the prophet, (William Branham) speak. I did not ever  hear Joseph speak, and neither did I ever  hear Billy Paul speak. They did not have anything to say to me. Maybe you think I should not say that. Well I have said it, and that is exactly how it is.) that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.” Hold your peace, you are not telling me anything new, keep it to yourself. The prophet said this, the prophet said that. What has God said? What is He talking to you about now? Do you have to look it up? It is in the book. It is not that I do not appreciate what I have heard: I do. It has brought me to where I am now. There had to be a start. There had to be a start for each one of us. We did not get here without that starting point somewhere. It took a prophet’s message to open our eyes: At least it did mine. Some of you young people do not know anything about it, but it is because of the older people that have known there was a message to bring something out to where we could see further down the road. As I have said before: according to Revelation 4, the eagle still flies. There is going to come a time in Elisha’s life that he is not going to be able to depend on Elijah. You may think I mean something more than I do, by that: I do not mean anything more than what I said, because Elijah was going to be taken from him. I remember that Sunday morning, that I went to the Tabernacle, like I always did on every Sunday morning. There were people waiting in the parking lot: Service had already started, but they were waiting there. They came to me and said, did you know the prophet has had an accident, and they do not think he is going to live? What a message to receive. It is just like it was with Bro. Jackson: Bro. Bud and I were working down in Corydon. Bro Steve got a phone call about Bro. Jackson, that he has been sent to the hospital. We go there immediately, and Bro. Steve was standing outside and  said to us: They have said they don’t think Bro. Jackson is going to live. Everything we heard, caused us to know we really had to control our emotions and  gather your thoughts. You have to gather yourself together at a time like that. I really did not what I was going to do. I had no answer: no expectation of anything like that. God began to deal with me: Bro. Jackson had just finished preaching the seals. I began to listen to those seals. I would go to work and come back home. I would have one of the seal tapes in my truck. I would listen to them going and coming. If we do not hear, God cannot deal with us. You just cannot go off on your own all of a sudden. Somewhere we have to listen for the still small voice that speaks to us, as Elijah did. We have to get away from the rumble of things around you. We have to get away from the things of the world. Get in our prayer closet someplace and say, Lord: what am I going to do? Here am I. I was so hurt by those circumstances, I could not talk about it without crying. Here: I had seen two happenings. They were blows to my spirit being. Two of the men that had a message to bring us: so that we know where we are tonight: had been taken from us. We do not have to go back and listen to everything that has been said and say to each other, did you catch it? I believe: in referring back to things when we need to, but we need to catch it when it is spoken, less it slips away from us. Knowest  thou, that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today? Yea, I know it, hold your peace. He was bothered by all of that. Be quiet and let me get my equilibrium together! “And Elijah said unto him: Elisha, tarry here: I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.” It sounds like disobedience, but reality must prevail. I have not left the message, I have not left the truth. God is just adding to what we had already. He is just giving us more light. He is expanding the light we do have. It shall be light in the evening time, the path to glory you will surely find. In the water way is the light today, be baptized in Jesus Christ’s name. “So they came to Jericho.” Here they are: you have another group of them: sons of the prophets. “And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yea, I know it; (In other words, shut up!) hold ye your peace.” It is getting a little closer all the time. We are getting close to the rapture. Getting closer to the taking away. Elijah was putting out feelers. I am not supposed to say good things, to get people to follow the Lord: I am supposed to preach the Word of God. So are these other brothers. Sometimes it is not good, as far as the flesh is concerned. It will eat on the flesh: because it is supposed to. This old flesh has to die, that we  may have a chance to live. “And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.” You have to hold on when the boat rocks, because the boat is always  going to rock. Too many people have grabbed the anchor. Bro. Dan worked for a television station: he said that is what they call those  that are responsible for  the News. They call them anchors because they hold everything in the right place. These sons of the prophets kept showing up. “And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.” It is getting close. It is getting closer during these meetings. Have you heard the moving of the Spirit, the moving in the mulberry tree? It is not a dead sound. It is not something that cannot be felt: not when I see little ones moved toward the Lord. That is what I have yearned for. I have yearned for six, seven, eight, nine and ten year olds to get what they are now getting. It is a great joy to me, because it is real with them. They are not putting on a show. Praise the Lord! “And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, (You have to wrap yourself together in the Word of God.) and smote the waters, (Smack that old devil. You have a right to, and all you have to say is, the Lord rebuke you Satan.) and they were divided hither and thither, (here and yon) so that they two went over on dry ground.” This is the first time I noticed that: dry ground. They did not even get their feet muddy. God can dry things up real quick. He can dry up your problems.  Smite old Jordan, put your feet in. Those priests, before they ever went over Jordan, before the children of Israel did, they had to put their feet in the water and it dried up. They went over dry shod. “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.” It is getting interesting now, isn’t it? It is getting interesting around here about now also, because the Lord is coming soon and we have a hold on the mantle. “And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” He went up. Do all of you want to go up? I am on my way to Canaan’s land, I am on my way to Canaan’s land, I am not my way to Canaan’s land: come on along and go with me. I am on my way to a better land, I am on my way to a better land, I am on my way to a better land, Praise God, I am on my way. Are you on your way brothers and sisters? I see some smiles out there. “And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan.” He stood there with that old mantle and hit the water, just like Elijah did. The Holy Spirit will make you do the same thing, just like it has been done before. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. What was it our brother talked about, the 16th chapter of Mark. These signs shall follow them that believe. In my name they shall cast out devils. They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. These signs shall, (shall), follow them that believe. Are you a believer? Elijah went on home to that which he looked forward to. Only the spirit of Elijah has come back. I want look at some more scripture now. Go to the 2nd chapter of Habakkuk. “I will stand upon my watch, (Brothers, we will stand upon our watch. The Lord did not say it would be easy. He did not say it would always be a bowl of cherries.) and set me upon the tower, (Those are the first ones to get shot at. Many times they take a bullet for the congregation, because you say things that irk some people. They do not like it, but the things that are not liked by some: does the church of the living God some good, if it be said in the right way, in the right manner, and if it is the Word. It must be Word. Line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. Then it goes ahead again, line upon line. He is wanting to remind us: don’t forget it. In the 28th chapter of the book of Isaiah it says ), and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Now I want to go to Zephaniah 2nd chapter. This  is one of the scriptures I have talked about, that the church will not go through the tribulation. It certainly will not! “Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek  meekness: it may be (It may be. What did it say? It may be…) ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” Do you want to be hid when the anger comes? I do! Let us go to the 26th chapter of Isaiah, verse 20. “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” This is what I want you to see here: Until the indignation be overpast: does that sound like you are going to be in the tribulation? All I can say is, Lord have it your way. We will have it the Word’s way. “For, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: (That is Armageddon.) the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Go back and read that again. That is exciting. I wonder if there might be another one like that? I am going to 1st Thessalonians 5, the one I read the other day. Don’t you like to read about where you are going? “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, (and sisters) ye have no need that I write unto you,” The reason he is saying that, he has already told them that before, but I am glad he wrote it because it lets me know for sure. “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” I feel good. Do you feel good? The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” That is the end for them. “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness that: that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, (This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine, I won’t let Satan blow it out.) and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” Now here is my verse. What is it? Let’s read it. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.” He is coming back. We shall be changed. As I said this morning, it will be so quick. Get rid of this old pest house, for a new body. Praise the Lord, a new life. Old things now are passed away. “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” Do you feel good tonight? God be praised. Let us go over to the 2nd chapter of 2nd Thessalonians. “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, (There was a preacher after Bro. Branham died, that   said the rapture has already taken place. He was in the army and lost one arm. It did not do him much good, he still had just one arm. I have said this before: some of them have said well, however you leave this life, that is the way your are going to be in the next life. Somebody said, what about John the Baptist, is he not going to have a head? Would he be walking around with no head? Not soon be shaken in mind, the mind is the devil’s playhouse. Don’t be shaken in your mind. Don’t be that type of person that everything troubles you, because the scripture says He gave us a sound mind.)or be troubled, (That  is getting down into our inner being.) neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, (He knew he was not going to write it, he would not write any nasty thing like that.) as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” That  dirty man that is in there now, neither he nor his twin coming up. I don’t know what it will be, but he is carrying the same idea, that homosexual idea. He will take it right into Jerusalem when that time comes. They are having their gay days; not in Jerusalem, but in Tel Aviv. Shame on them. Shame on any of you that may hear this, if you go for that, you are  treading on God’s holy land with a bunch of carnal junk. Somebody needs some glasses, because they cannot see what their partner looks like. This thing is getting dirty, filthy dirty. God is taking us up above all this worldly junk. “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.” Now I want to go to Revelation 10, verse 8. “And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book from the angel’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.” Sweet  words to the man of God, but when it hit his belly, when he had to speak it, then it caused indigestion. It was not because he was afraid, it was because of the words that he had to speak. Here are the words he had to speak. “And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues and kings.” Many peoples, nations, tongues and kings. What made it bitter was what he had to say to them. One of these days there will be somebody that is going to go before the Senate and Congress, the President. You might say, but they will not put up with that. They will have to. When God let Moses go before Pharaoh, he stopped Pharaoh in his tracks. It is going to happen. You filthy men have desecrated the Word of God by your actions, by your deeds, and your lustful way of thinking. You have changed God’s Word and damned the nation. Now God will have to judge it. You will have to stand for it. Six years ago, President Obama ran for president, and he was supposed to have been against gay marriage. They are bragging about it now! Last night and tonight, they have that rainbow light, it is not a rainbow, it is a devil’s  bow, lighting up the White House. Nothing like that ever happened under Ronald Reagan’s watch. You might talk about what a bad person Nixon was, but this human filth was not approved by him. It did not happen under Nixon or under Truman. It sure did not happen under Eisenhower. Those are men I remember. Truman would have told them where to go with it. Now we have to tell them: you have overstepped your bounds: you of the Supreme Court. You dirty birds, you have overstepped your bounds. Judgment is waiting on this nation. We have had rains, floods, tornadoes. The whole west is drought stricken. They say it is worse than it has been in twelve hundred years. Four years without any significant amount of rain. The curtain is drawn. God has pulled the shade. I do not know where the crops are coming from this year. Tornadoes, earthquakes: this speaks to me, get your life in order. When that time comes, as Isaiah said, come on in with me. Come on in. God is saying, come in, rest yourself a little while, because you are going to be riding horses. You are going to eat first, have a good meal on the Word of God. Somebody asked Bro. Jackson one time, will we eat in heaven? He said, you can, but you will not have to. Jesus just  ate to prove that He was alive. He did not need the food. When He went through that door, or wall, where He went, the door was closed when He came in, and the door was closed when left. That just went with Him. In closing tonight, I feel good. I feel bad in a way, but that bad feeling is not taking the good one away. I feel bad for this nation. I have seen it go from what it was to what it is now. I have seen the best, now we are going to see the worst.

                                                   GETTING  READY FOR THE RAPTURE

       There are many disturbing things in this world that we are living in. We are looking at the calendar of time. The calendar shows that we are at the end of the age.  Our brothers and sisters have something to look forward to. It is a day and hour that we have the privilege of  drawing nigh to God, as He would draw nigh to us. We are grateful to Him for the day and hour He has given us. We are very sorrowful for the way this nation is going, but we cannot stop it. All these revivalists are still speaking of another great  revival. The only  revival there will be to the world, especially this nation, will be when George Washington’s vision comes about. Then there will be some people on their knees. It is not going to be pretty up until that time. God just moves on, He pays attention to no one that does not pay attention to Him. We are appreciative of the grace He has shown to us in this day and hour. As we look at the darkness that has come about, it is every day, that  there is something. There is no strategy, no plan in our government to stop any of it. As it has been said, there is no plan to take care of things in the Middle East. I think it is very cruel of the president to say something like that, that he has no strategy. When you see things crumbling as they are: they are going down hill, and this gay marriage thing is really stirring things up. There were five counties at the first of the week, in Kentucky, that were holding up on giving out licenses. The county I was from was one of them, but I heard that they have already caved in to it now. There is only one, as far as I know: a woman that said she would not do it, and that they would have to force her out of office first. She said: it is against my religious convictions. There are not very many voices like that; of one hundred and twenty counties in Kentucky. It looks like only one is taking that stand. It is shameful, it is a disgrace. Over in Louisville a couple days ago, they shut down the highway, sixteen hundred gays shut down the highway. Ten of them got married there on the highway while they had it shut down. They had all their flags, their colors and so on. This thing is something that has been laid back, without a whole lot of problem, but now that there are some hypocrite judges that have okayed it, all of them did not, but they were over ruled. The Republican candidates for president, three of the top ones  said, now that it is a law, we must go along with it. They did not stand for it anyway, it was in name only. Not only that, I have a picture of the ten commandments. In Oklahoma, in their state house, they have taken down the ten commandments, because there were three or four Satanists that said : either take it down, or put up our picture with the goat and horns beside it. This is the direction the nation is going. We read in the Bible that evil men will wax worse and worse in the last days. It is not only going out here drinking, carousing and all of that, that makes one evil: It is when you reject truth. I want to show you something now. Go to Matthew 11:20, It is such a dirty feeling , to have to live in an evil world that has turned away from God and turned over to the devil. We have read about the end time, and we have heard the end preached, but we are living in it now. There is no doubt about it, we are living in the days of the coming of the Son of Man as is stated in Luke 17. “Then began He to upbraid the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not.” Because they repented not: we had  the 9-11-2001 attack. We had a national symbol that was blown to the ground. Some twenty nine hundred lives were lost. People still did not repent. Three weeks from that time, they were  back to their same old business. Now they have built a tower back in that spot. The top of it is built like a mosque. I will say it this way, the Muslim extremists blew it down. So here we are. Jesus said they repented not. “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” I was told when the nine supreme court justices went to negotiate, there were people sitting on the steps with sack cloth and ashes on. They walked right on by.  “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 anything . All you see there, is just ruins of days gone by
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