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 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.

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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!

                                      GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

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

                                               GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE

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

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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Getting Ready For The Rapture – Part 1

Getting Ready For The Rapture - Part 1

Rev. James Allen

I have several scriptures to read, and I want to talk about  some things during these services: about the things that are happening and the things that will happen before the rapture. We see things that are going on now, and it lets us know that we are in that time that we have been looking forward to. There are scriptures  being discussed and preached about; by men who might say I don’t know what I am talking about, but I have to say: They do know what they are talking about. They have the false prophet and then the beast as two different people. I think the beast is supposed to be killed, it is a politician, which there may be a lot of politicians killed before it is all over with, but it is not going to be the beast. I have to go to Revelation 13 for that. The book of Daniel is related to the book of Revelation more than any book of the Old Testament. I thought about the title of this message this morning, and I considered “Are You Ready for the Rapture?” That would have been a question. I changed it to “Getting Ready for the Rapture,” because that is what we are doing. If we were all already perfected, it would have happened already.  The rapture will not take place until things like Revelation 10 have been fulfilled. That last seal found in chapter 8,has to be opened, and when that seal is opened, then that cuts off everything as far as grace for Gentiles is concerned. In Revelation 13, you find that this goes through the tribulation time, and some  are even preaching we are in the tribulation now. If this is tribulation already; I would have to say; it is not too bad yet if we are. They are preaching that the tribulation will last for seven years, and we know it will not. There is going to be trouble in the Middle East for three and one half years, because that is when the two prophets prophesy. Then, that is when Revelation 11 is fulfilled, the two prophets will prophesy there, until they are killed, which is also mentioned in the book of Zechariah in the 4th chapter. So today, I want to compile this together, to make it more understandable. I am not saying this because I know everything, but what I do know, I want to stand on it, and stand for it. People who do not have any true revelation; are thinking now at this time that they have it all figured out, and they are just all over every page; with no real answers. If we were in the tribulation we would be in the last three and one half years, but we are not. We are not even there yet. We are not to the seven year period of time, and it is going to be some time before that happens. How do we know that? We know it by the scripture. That is the only way we know anything: through the true revelation of the scripture. As I look at the scripture, I see the reason why the tribulation is brought about. The tribulation is brought about because there are two prophets in the Middle East, that are causing all kinds of problems for some. They are revealing Jesus to the Jews that are destined to hear it. The first four trumpets that sound: they are under the two prophets. When that happens, you have the woes that begin immediately. As Bro. Jackson said, they all happen around the time that the two prophets are killed. When that happens, then you have the three and a half years of tribulation coming on, which will come on with the pope taking over the temple, but the bride of Christ Jesus will not be here. He  is the false  prophet, the pope. James Robinson; a few days ago: you may have heard of him. He has a big ministry overseas. He has a big church. He supplies water wells to a lot of people that do not have wells. He talks about his experience with the Lord. I did not see it, but it was told me, that it showed him laying on the floor: him and another man, a few years ago, because he was in bondage. So he had an experience. I am not saying it was not of the Lord, because I have seen it happen here, in this very building. I saw people walk across here that did not even know where they were. Where are they today? They do not even know where they are today. We have had these things that are going on in other places; right here in times passed, but thank God for His mercy and grace. James Robinson has sat down with the pope, and they are all lifting that up as a great thing. I guess I better not say what I was thinking,  of that man, that if he is not the one, then he is occupying the position of the one that will come on later. He, the Pope said he is going to retire in two or three years. I don’t know that my self, but that is what I have been told. Let us now read from Revelation 13. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, (The  sea  would be the Mediterranean, which actually represents people, as Revelation 17 mentions.) and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: (All these are implications of former governments, that  Daniel 7 says their dominion was taken away, but their lives were spared for a time and a season. Well this is the season. We are already at the time when these things are getting ready to speak, not yet, but they are showing themselves as we look at scripture.) and the dragon (This is another being. We have posted pictures of that before, which comes up out of the earth. It is a spirit. We read much of that in Revelation 12. The dragon…) gave him his power.” See? The dragon gave him power, the devil. John is pointing that out in Revelation 12, calling him the dragon, Satan, the devil. Anything you would think of him, there is a name for it. He did not just inherit that power. That is the beast. The beast is first before the pope takes over. Think about that. The beast is actually Europe; with  all those nations that make up this conglomerate mess, which goes all the way over into Iran. A lot of fighting is going on there now, as certain ones are jockeying for a position. It is getting closer. As I read the Arutz news, I see that it is getting closer: to where Israel is going to have to take their  position.  That little nation sitting there, that they want to take land from them, it is always give. It is always take with nothing in return. That is the way the devil is: give me an inch, give me a little more the next time. The devil is never satisfied because he still wants to rule. He wants to rule in the hearts and minds of people if he can. There was a young man yesterday that was caught, going to try and kill a thousand people. He had joined ISIS at nineteen years old. He looked like a kid. All these plots: one of them is going to get through one of these days, because the government is not willing to do anything about it. The president named them like they were a second squad a year ago. Now look at them today. They are just expanding their tentacles into every nation. I don’t know how, but I am sure they are going to be in Norway one of these days, if they are not already. What is going to take care of them? Israel, because they are getting too close. If you don’t think Israel will take care of it, just wait, they will: If they have to. They can and will take care of Iran. Our president is not going to do anything about it, he is going to support it. We do not live  in the same America ; even the way it was thirty years ago. It is like a bunch of kids playing in the mud. They don’t expect to get muddy. Here it jumps on further, “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death.” It did not die though, because it says; as it were wounded unto death. It looked like it, under two hundred years ago it looked like it was dead. Napoleon put the pope in prison. He died there. They thought the papacy was dead, but after WW2 it began to raise it’s dirty head again. If you are listening to me today and you are Catholic, if you are Methodist or Baptist, you are in the same boat. These famous television preachers are all siding with it. It has got to unite. Revelation 13 shows that it does. I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, see, physical Rome as it was, then when 800 A.D. comes along, the spirit begins to go from the governmental thing into a papacy thing. You get 1000 A.D. to 1100 A.D., when you get there, then the pope appoints whoever he wants to. All ten of those countries, the ten horns, now they have decided those ten horns are ten points of contact throughout the world, instead of it being in Europe. That will always be Europe; it does not change. But they have it the United States, they got it different parts of the world, ten different points of contact, which it is not. At one time preachers that knew something, knew different than that. Now they have lost their equilibrium, because God has caused them to. Let us go to 1st Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit (not man, but the Spirit) speaketh expressly, (It does not just speak: it speaks expressly.) that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, (That is not departing from denominationalism. There is only one faith, one Lord, one baptism, one God and Father of us all. There are not two Gods, there are not three Gods. When I preached on the subject: Jesus is not God, It was to straighten up the thinking of some that had failed to read the Word of God the right way. If Jesus is God, that would make the Catholic people right, because Mary did give birth to Him. But hear this!!! Jesus is the Son of God, not God. Therefore Mary is certainly not the mother of God!   Mary was the mother of Jesus in the fact that she gave birth to Him, but she received that seed of life from the Spirit which is God. Think about it! Open your eyes; read Matthew 1:18 which says Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost. That shows as plain as anything that God is the Father of Jesus: so get it straight in your mind, that Jesus is the Son of God; and Mary was not the mother of God; as the Catholic people believe. The Spirit speaks expressly, that  in the latter days some shall depart from “the” faith, not a faith,” not a denomination. We have had to take a stand: Our stand is on the WORD of God. You cannot let a strange spirit lead you. Some of those spirits are very strong, and they capture the attention of many that are not grounded in truth. Therefore you must be sure you are being led by the HOLY SPIRIT, which is God; the Creator. The Spirit of God will always agree with the Word of God.) giving heed to seducing spirits, (seduce, just like the serpent did Eve. He seduced her. He pushed her. This did not all happen in one day. Some might say, Oh Eve was out there one day and the serpent came along and said, how about an apple? Bro. Branham said, if it was an apple that caused Eve to realize she was naked, then pass the apples to everyone, because this world is naked.) and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; (That is that old demon dragon out of, (I will go ahead and say the word, hell: That is his place . Everything that has been done at Faith Assembly to keep truth here; has been with a price. We have have  paid for it. I am glad we have. When I saw the number of people that were here last night, it let me know that somebody is wanting something from God. Somebody is wanting to be ready for the rapture. When we begin to realize the truth in the  song: this world is not my home, and when it becomes more than just a song: but a yearning, in out heart, so it is more than just a hope, a desire, and not a fantasy but a reality, we are walking with our Lord.) having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” That is not what you use to iron your clothes with. No, it is what they used out west to stamp their name or number on cattle. When that iron is placed there, the flesh is seared; that cow will never grow anything in that place. It is seared. It is cooked. When that happens, you could say, it is cooked. You have to make it plain. You have to uncover every rock, every nook and every cranny. People in this hour have too many questions. I don’t want people leaving with questions. Let us go back to Revelation. This is talking about the happenings. I have thought about that, the happenings between now and the rapture is what I am talking about. Bro Svein last night, mentioned: I believe it is Matthew 13:44, about the shining. What is going to shine? Are we going to get out here and have a light on our head, and be a dazzling thing for people to see? No, it is the Word. I thought about that: it is the Word of God in us. We are different. We are not like all the rest around us. We do not get our food from a feed barrel. Like it has been said; a lot of these preachers know better. They know that the end is here, but they will not speak about it. They are cowards, because people don’t want to hear about it. If they get a little music going and get to moving, get stirred up a little bit, so that they are not so cold, then they have their cafeterias where they go and buy a doughnut and latte. They sit there drinking and eating, and then go home. What did you get out of the service today? I got a doughnut and latte. If the preacher even read a scripture, they would not know it because they read out of so many Bibles that do not even have the Word of truth in them. They are all listening to papa, (the pope). We live in an evil day and an evil hour. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be; in the days before Jesus comes for His bride. It says  violence filled the earth. We are at that point. We do not have to wait until it comes: it is here already. Preachers have preached about the coming of the Lord for years, but they did not live in it. We are living in that time. The Supreme Court is going to vote whether there will be gay marriages  or not. I believe it is already a foregone conclusion. Just to think that they would vote on something like that, lets us know that Satan has won another bout. That is crazy. Bro. Branham said: before the end came that government leaders would be crazy. What do you think: are they? They think that if they can vote on a flag, that will settle the skirmishes about that. Voting on things like that, is not going to settle anything: the trouble will still be just like it is today. After they get all the flags put away, ISIS is still going to be there. They are going to do nothing about it until it hits America in a hard way. Then it will be too late, because there are too many of them. We live in it, and cannot help but see what is going on, but we do not have to be a part of it.  I am an American, not by choice; I was born here, and that makes me an America. You that are Norwegians; are that because you were born in Norway. you did not have a choice on that part, but we everyone have a choice as to how we will conduct ourselves in life, and God has brought us together and united us in a message of truth, that makes us the same, whether we are Norwegian or American. We are not depending on this old beast to get us where we are going. The one that can really change our lives is now dwelling within us. I am not against an  experience in the Spirit. I am not against someone laying on the floor. Some will say, I laid on a bench, I could not help it. God just turned me around like a whirlwind and I laid on my back on a bench. What has that experience brought you to?  Where did it bring James Robinson, Pat Robertson, and all the others? If that experience does not lead you on into truth, then don’t brag about the experience. It is an experience only. A birth is an experience. We cannot  settle it all in one certain way. If you prayed to God and repented to God one night, and you did not feel anything the next morning: hold steady, you will. When heaven opens up to you, you will know you have experienced  a new birth. It is what has happened inside that makes the difference: not what happened on the outside. That is all an experience. Bro. Branham told about a man that had tried and tried and tried for a new birth experience. Do you know what he did? He said, Lord, I have done everything I know to do, I am just going to give up. That is all God was wanting him to do, give up. Give up and let Jesus come in. You cannot do it your way. You cannot work your way into a salvation experience. Your salvation is a gift from God. It may happen to you right here in this meeting, or it may happen on down the road somewhere, but Bro. Jackson said, if you have not had an experience, hold on, you will. You did not come here to sit under the teaching of truth for nothing. Everything has a time and a purpose.“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:  (See? It says as, as, as.) and the dragon gave him his power.” Gave him his power. See? It comes to a certain place in time and the dragon takes over. That old dragon came up out of hell. That is the spirit that works in this. That is the spirit that made Mary look like she was the mother of God. She was not, and we know that is absolutely of the adversary of righteousness: because Jesus is not God. He (Jesus) never did say He was. He is the Son of God. Well in Matthew 1:23 where it says Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us. Sure, it is God with us: because the SPIRIT which is God the creator;  was in Jesus the anointed one, and He was anointed by the Creator, which is Spirit. (That is what Christ  means;) so when we say Jesus  Christ; it is the same as saying Jesus the anointed One. Christ means anointed.  God was in Jesus:: making Him the  anointed One: reconciling the world unto Himself (God). This was all in God’s plan at the beginning, when God made something out of nothing. Then if there was an explosion, as some insist on: that is alright with me, because I know that if it was an explosion that brought all of this universe into being, God (the Creator) caused the explosion. It did not just happen yesterday. It makes no difference, if it was forty billion years ago, because God was that creating Spirit, before there ever was anything to call  Him God. God always was. He could have planned for forty billion years before He ever did any creating: then bang! Which could have been just like a puff of wind with Him. When He got His plan ready, He looked at it and said I want man here on this earth. But moreover, He said, I want you, and you, and you. (Come on and go with me. Come on and go with me, I am on my way to Canaan land. If mama don’t go, it won’t hinder me. If papa don’t go, it won’t hinder me. If brother or sister don’t go, it won’t hinder me, I am still on my way. Praise God, I am on my way.) Are you on your way today? The price has been paid, all you have to do is accept the price that was paid as being sufficient. Sometimes it is expensive after it is over with. Jesus did not promise us strawberry cheesecake every day. Just a little more of the journey, a few more miles to go, over the next hill we will be home. We cannot yet see home, but we see the hill and we know that after the hill is over, then we see the lights. I can be in Salem on a clear day and see the lights of Louisville. I see the glow of it from Salem. That is part of the shining, beginning to see the lights of home. Are you ready? I do not want my brothers or sisters. A little seven year old girl came to us the other night and told us what happened to her when she was on the trip to Israel. She said,  when I went into the tomb something happened to me. Are you ready for something to happen to you? You might say, well I am already a Christian. That does not matter: just keep looking for something more. “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world (That is talking about this part of the world, (map). That is not talking about China. That is not talking about Japan or India. They will still have their Buddha. They will still have their cows going down the street that they worship. All the world, that was the known world at that time.) wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon (The devil). That is what he has been looking for all along. That is what he was looking for in Jesus. If you will fall down and worship me, I will give you all the kingdoms of the world because it is in my power. He has a little while to go. He has a little room to move yet, but it is closing in. They say, if you want to take the fight out of a bear, just wound it. They worshiped the dragon…) which gave power unto the beast: (Remember that. The dragon, the devil, gave power to this. This had no power until it was inserted in it by the devil. I am seeing this more clearly myself.) and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Now you have a spokesman for the beast. “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” He has gone too far. I am sorry to say, but some have gone too far. We are at the end. I am at the end of this: this morning. It will be continued later.
GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE
     PART 2
     I was on this subject yesterday and I want to continue with it. The decision came this morning on the health care thing, they said Obama got another win. The same one that voted it in the other time, the one that was appointed by Bush, he voted it again. Conservatism is nothing anymore. I used to think it stood for morality, but it does not stand for anything any more, except just to be able to say; I am conservative. I noticed the Arutz News this morning. There was a woman that had been transformed into a man, and another woman got married by a rabbi in Israel. She was listed as a man. But after they found out she was not a man, they have annulled it. It happened two weeks ago. We are living in the last days. There is no doubt about it. That is why the messages of myself and other brothers who are preaching strong against  sin, strong against error, we are not trying to make anyone feel bad: We are not trying to make any true believer feel bad, but we have to preach truth: regardless of who may be hurt by it. That is what Jesus did. He stood in the Pharisees and Sadducees faces and called them vipers. If you don’t know what a viper is; it is a snake, serpent seed. The proof in this hour, whether we are part of that or not, is if we follow truth. Truth will set you free from your past. We appreciate the blood of Jesus Christ,  because that is what saves us: pays our sin debt. There are people that have experienced the blood of Jesus Christ that will have to go through the tribulation, which are foolish virgins. What makes them foolish virgins is Revelation 25, where it tells that they did not  receive the Word: and we know that was  because they did not have the Holy Ghost. He said, I never knew you, meaning they had not had a relationship with the Creator. So we know we must have that; because Jesus said, you must be born again in order to enter into the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven is our entrance into that intimate relationship here on this earth. That is spoken of in Matthew over and over again. In Luke and in Mark, it is referred to as the kingdom of God, which is all the same thing. In Matthew, he speaks of it as the kingdom of heaven. That is why we can say we sit together in heavenly places in Christ. To the world, it is a mystery, and to the church world in general it is a mystery, because they are not interested in truth: in true revelation of the scriptures. Just to make it plain, the church world is not interested in truth because truth will set you free, and they do not want that freedom. They claim freedom: but they do not really want the freedom that truth will bring, because there is condemnation in it. They do not want anything preached about sin, because, if you do, that will diminish their huge crowds. They would not have all this great crowd of stuff going up and down out here every Sunday morning, when you are trying to get on the expressway. You do not see it like that Sunday night; just on Sunday morning, because mankind wants to feel religious, but does not want to feel deliverance. To be born again, is to be delivered from sin and make-believe. When Jesus came to shed His blood, that takes care of our old sin nature which  we were born with. Little children; from thereon was born with that. The Bible even says that we come forth speaking lies. (Psalms 58:3) Children learn that pretty quick. A lot of times they learn, that if they cry for something, then that is what affects the parents and causes them to give in. Some of them never quit crying. Even though they are grown up: they still cry when they do not have their way. God did not give us salvation to enable us to have our way: He gave us salvation to deliver us from our own ways, to set us up for a kingdom that is to come. When Jesus prayed, He prayed Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. He was praying a prayer that the kingdom would come. We are living in that age of time when some of the things we deal with, Paul did not deal with, because he did not have to at that time. As far as the rapture is concerned, Paul dealt with it. He knew that was coming, and he felt it was in that hour. He did deal with lifestyle. The first chapter in Romans will tell you so. He gives a list all down the line, of what this nation we are living in right now, is approving. Because they are approving it, that  does not make it right. Today; the world is under Revelation 13. I want to go back there now, because there is something I want to bring out right now. Verse 3, “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” As I said before, that is the world that is under this beast system that I showed yesterday. We had a picture of it. It incorporates all the Middle East plus the western countries in that part of the world. The United States was not in that. The United States had not been discovered  by any people that really knew anything about worshipping God. The Indians had their gods. They worshipped the sun, they worshipped the wind, they worshipped whatever they could see or feel. It is just like it was when Israel went into Canaan, they were worshipping all kinds of gods. They had brought them out from where they were.  Abraham was called to go to a place and get away from his father, because his father was a pagan. That is what the Bible says, get away from his father’s house. It took awhile to do that. His father followed him, so did Lot. They went all the way up into the Euphrates valley where  Assyria  is, which is the top of Syria.  He followed him all the way there, but he died there according to the scripture. He died in that land and then God placed Abraham where He wanted him. He felt the loyalty to stay with his dad until he died. I do not know how long after that it was until he got to where God wanted him to be. Today we are looking at scriptures that are going to free us from a lot of things. Who wants to be bound this morning: when we can be free? As I went into that yesterday, it was the dragon spirit, that same old spirit that was in the beginning of this world, as it was recreated after the flood. That was the same spirit that appeared to Eve in the form of the serpent: which was supposed to do all of  Adam’s hard work. We know that the serpent was more or less like a natural man before God stripped him of his arms and legs. His natural traits were of the animal kingdom. The devil found something in the animal kingdom that he could use. The devil is not a creator, but he finds things that he can change. He cannot  change what God has created, but he can work with God’s creation. It is like the saying I once heard: you have probably heard it also. It goes like this; These scientists got together and said to God, you made man ,but we can also make man. God took dust and made a man. The scientist took dust also, and God said to them, wait a minute, you have to create the dust: you cannot use my dust. See? The old enemy of righteousness is not a creator: he is a manipulator. He has manipulated this world of religion. You cannot preach repentance in those so-called churches today. Joel Osteen does not preach repentance. He and all those others like him, just want to soothe their congregation, and make it easy for all, by preaching a sermon that everyone that hears it will agree with. I wonder how many would agree with our service. I do not have to wonder about that: I know they would all stand up and Walk out of here. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: (The beast did not receive power of his own. You find in Revelation 17, that dragon, that old beast came up out of the earth. Where was it? It was in outer darkness. It brought darkness with it. That beast received it, which is the nations of Europe. Then the Middle East and all, as I mentioned yesterday, mostly the Middle East,) and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Right now if you go to Europe, you will not find that. Russia is a stand off to them. Putin  is over there making his deals, his brags. Nobody is opposing him. It just goes to show,  that there has to be an Ezekiel 38 and 39 event to get rid of that Russian spirit. It cannot exist with the beast. Then it goes from that to Revelation 19, where I will take you in just a minute. “And there was given unto him a mouth (Here you have to change, a mouth, which actually leads into the man of sin.) speaking great things and blasphemies; (The image of the beast is listening, because it is a religious system, or it winds up to be. Speaking great things and blasphemies, it says in another place, that he was blaspheming the God of heaven.) and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” That is the duration of tribulation. The Bride will not go that far. I am going to show you that; in this message, the Lord willing. I found scripture in Proverbs, Isaiah, and Zephaniah, which prove, as well as in Paul’s writing  1st Thessalonians, chapter 5.  That will be a little later on, because I want to build this message up to that point. I am getting a little further as I go on here, but I wanted to show you something. “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God; to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” That is mighty boisterous, an individual that would go so  far as to blaspheme God. “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, (That is tribulation saints, not Bride saints. We are gone before then. We are not here when that happens. Thank God! There has been given to us a way of escape. We are not on our own this morning because we do not  belong to ourselves. It has been said, I will do things my way. That is not God’s way. There is a song by Frank Sinatra, I will have it my way. I wonder what he feels like today? The Catholic church preached him into heaven, or at least into purgatory: according to their belief. Notice: It was given unto him to make war with the saints…) and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” The church world out there is preaching that the Bride will go through tribulation. They did not read the rest of the book. Let us go to Matthew 24. We will see what he Word of God says about this. Starting in the 27th verse, this is where they get their message, but they do not know what they are reading. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” As it is, so shall it be. That is when the Bride is taken away. They read the scripture all together without even thinking about that. “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” Are you feasting on His Word? It is not just a song and a dance. That is a part of it. I remember Bro. Branham saying, The Pentecostal people build themselves up, and by the time the preaching starts, they have worn themselves out, and they sit down and go to sleep.  The scripture goes on to say, and this is where they get their message, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” That is going to be a terrible thing. What they call the ring of fire, there are forty volcanoes in the world, and thirty four of them are in that ring of fire. It takes in California, goes into the islands, all the way to Japan. This world is getting ready to blow its top. It is not all going to happen until the day the tribulation is over. When tribulation is over and man has killed himself there in the Middle East, then God is going to take over. He is going to kill every sinner, every one that does iniquity. All that is going to be left then, is righteous man and woman. When I say righteous man, I am including both men and women. The sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light. The stars shall fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” I could take you to another scripture, which shows His Bride will be with Him then;  riding on white horses. Bro. Jackson preached that message, and he said it will be one revolution of the earth: which is twenty four hours: for the earth to turn. That is not Matthew 24:27, “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even to the west.” I got up this morning: getting ready to leave, and it began to get dark, then darker and darker. The light outside came on. It started thundering and lightening, but it did not last twenty four hours. One lightning bolt does not last twenty four hours. As the lightning shineth from the east to the west, it is going to be a quick thing. You are going to be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, not in a twenty four hour period of time.
You are going to lose your shoes. You are going to lose everything that pertains to this life: to take on something that pertains to that life. It will be so quick that no one will see you change. Heaven will not appear with a lot of nudity. That is what happens here. Men and women like to undress: to show their physique. Young people: do not fall for stuff like that. Just a little dab, there used to be a hair cream advertisement that said, just a little dab will do you. A little dab just gets bigger, and bigger. The old saying is, if you give the devil an inch, he will take a mile. We are not trying to make everybody look alike. We are not trying to make everybody be the same. We are all individuals. You need to get before a mirror and look at yourself and say, is God pleased with me? “And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, (See? He comes back with His Bride, but He sends His angels.) and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds.” See? He is not on earth. But they are here to gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. That is not Bride people. If you believe what Bro. Jackson said, he said there would be no Bride people in China. There will be saved people there, but no bride saints. That is where those young people are going to come from to build up the walls of Jerusalem. It said strangers, because they are going to see that old religious  idea they have been living in, is not godliness. It does not work that way. Who has Buddha  ever healed? What has Buddha ever done for anybody? If you are going to worship anything, worship someone you know. Worship the Creator. We are not a bunch of Moonies. We open up our heart and let the Son shine in. Let us go to Revelation 19. Here is the end of the beast, and here is the end of the false prophet: verse 20. “And the beast was taken, (The one that listened to that dirty devil, the spirit of that beast  was taken. The people still live, but the spirit of that beast has to go, because it has done too much damage.) and with him the false prophet (That is the man that Pat Robertson, James Robinson, and all these great television characters are looking to, which he says we shall accept the gays. He is off on global warming now. The spirit that is guiding that system, I am not saying it is this man, but he is running a close race, already changing the temple of the Catholic Church. What is going to happen? The beast was taken, the spirit of that beast, and with him the false prophet, which is the spirit: the same spirit that was on the beast. The spirit of that false prophet shall be taken.) that wrought miracles before him, (War miracles, that is what  it is all about. It is about taking over. It is going to look like a miraculous war when the beast goes against the kings of the east. All these people that are killed, God said, I am tired. It said He would laugh at the calamities of man. The spirit of that thing is taken.) with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, (Going back to Revelation 13. I am now talking about people that are being deceived. All these big shot preachers, Benny Hinn and all the rest of those like him,  and especially in these foreign countries where they will have a half million people standing there. They do not have enough revealed truth to wad a shotgun, but they have listeners. They have watchers: because there are always those who want to see something. There are some in every crowd that want to see a miracle. The only one that ever blowed to accomplish anything was God. When the wind came into the upper room, where the disciples were waiting, as Jesus told them to do: was truly of the Spirit of God, and it accomplished what God sent it to accomplish. I want to say right now: That wind is still here to accomplish the same thing it accomplished back then. What God does, will  lasts. It is not a tornado, to destroy things. A tornado comes, does its damage and goes, leaving a mess to clean up. This wind that God brings, is a wind that enters into us to bring living water to our soul. That is the kind of storm we want, something that will bring living water. As we look back at this scripture that speaks of those which had received the mark of the beast: they had been deceived by political type miracles with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast…) and them that worshipped his image. (The image, which is the last part of Revelation 13.) These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Their days of deceiving are over. Their deceiving methods are gone. We live in a day and hour when man is trying to exert himself. Woman is exerting herself. Every sister has their rights, you can read it in the Word, but this bunch of stuff we see our here in this day and hour of time is not right. Jeremiah 31:22 “How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? (Talking of today. I am adding that. No doubt he is talking of Israel here, but I am adding talking of today, because it is so fitting.) For the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, (God is seeing to it that His Word is fulfilled. Look at America today: at Hillary Clinton. They took her in because of Benghazi: She shed a few tears and the men swooned, (they melted). We cannot make a woman cry. When it comes to judgment, God is not going to have mercy on anything that is not His: man or woman. You see that from the Old Testament.) A woman shall compass a man.” Bill Clinton could not hold a light to what Hillary is. I am not talking like this; bragging about Bill Clinton. That woman is conniving. She is full of enmity, she is full of herself. Some might think, do you think you should be saying that: she might be president some day? She probably could be, if there is a next president. There is much talk now: that there may not be another election. How could that be? Declare martial law and that man can stay in there. People do not want to give away their power. They want to stay in power. Look who I am. I am not talking about just one president, I am talking about any one. When I said that about Bill Clinton, that he is a dirty man, a degraded man, but his wife is conniving. You have a condition in Senate and Congress: men and women who are making laws. They should be in prison instead of where they are. I just have to say; You dirty people, trying to shove gay marriage down our throats. You are making us live in a dirty country. Men changing themselves to be women, and women changing themselves to men. They say they were born that way. You are a liar. That is a lie straight from hell, and it is going right back there. We are at the end of man mocking God. The Bride has the only answer. We have that answer from the Word. The Word of God will hold up to be true, whether it be in court or wherever. I like what Bro. Spencer said last night, that he went depending on the Lord, because it says, whenever you have to go to court, don’t even think what you are going to say. That is not much preparation. You don’t have to make much, when you have a Judge on your side. I am not talking about the judge in Kentucky. I am talking about our Great God. That court He is in charge of, is the only Supreme Court there is. Our Supreme Court down here, makes laws that are right out of hell. We are at the end:  brothers and sisters. We have to stand for truth, regardless of what the secular world does. We cannot just bow down to some man’s idea or opinion, that is put forth t as something that is going to make somebody happy. I have had to make decisions that did not make me happy, but it is my duty to uphold the Word of God. When it comes to truth, it is not just my idea: it is God’s Word that must be upheld.  Then I will fit into that. So will my Minister Brothers, and all who love truth. We will all fit into that. These who may find fault with us: have everything  going to heaven: of those who follow them. They can preach a feel good message and send everyone on their way happy, if they just believe in Jesus. Life style, attitude and righteousness is not upheld. Many of them collect seed money and promise miracles to those who give it.  God’s true children know what to do about contributing to the work of God: They do not need to have anyone begging them for money. Tithes and offerings are just a part of their Christian life. Faith Assembly has never had to preach on tithing. Out in this world of religion you can hear just about anything. You can have anything; if you can pay  enough. According to them, if you can pay enough to get in, you are in limbo for a while. Then you go to another stage, then another. It is the same way in India’s religion. You do not go right to heaven when you die: it is according to your deeds: according to Hindu. You may be waiting in limbo, or whatever they call it as long as a tree has leaves on it. It may be thousands or millions of years before you ever reach that final place. On the other hand, those who are  in Christ have a different outlook. If you are in Christ, you are a candidate for an excursion. You do not have to go to Cape Canaveral, nor the Arizona desert. Liftoff is right where you are when the time comes. God is going to fire His rocket one of these days and say, come up hither, and away we go.
GETTING READY FOR THE RAPTURE 
              PART 3
     I just heard that the Supreme Court has voted gay marriage into law in all fifty states.  The ones that are already married can go live in any state they want to: as whatever they are, but they are sure not husband and wife. It is just a Sodomite condition. That is all you can make of it. It is a lifestyle that is surely spoken of in the Bible. As you go into the 17th chapter of Luke, you will see what I mean. As it was in the days of Lot. It looks like, I cannot call them the Supreme Court, they are just a bunch of reprobates, at least five of them. It was a five to four decision. I would like to have heard what Scalia said. He got on Roberts the other day for the insurance thing. He was sitting right beside him and got all over him about it. Three of them that voted for it are Jews. You have three Jews in the Supreme Court, two are women, and one is a man. They all voted for it. It is kind of hard to see, but when you look at Revelation 11, you can see what the Bible says about Jerusalem in the middle of the week and on. Today we are living in a serious time but a good time. It is very serious. I had a question asked last night, I want to go into that before I go to any of the rest of the message about what Bro. Jackson had preached about Jesus being our elder brother. I will go to the scripture, which is not a part of my message, Romans 8, for the first one. This is where Bro. Jackson went to bring that out in Revelation 8. Starting with the 15th verse, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” This next verse should tell somebody something, if you believe Jesus is God. “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; (This is where he got that from. So that makes us joint heirs, which Bro. Jackson said in the Eternal Age, Jesus will be our elder brother. If children, then heirs. There is no wording in the Bible where it said Jesus will be our elder brother, but this explains it. I have two other scriptures that I want to put in with it.) if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” Together with Him, so in the Eternal Age, when it comes to the Millennium, He will be King. But then let us go to 1st Corinthians 15th chapter, starting with the 20th verse. “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.” See the connection there? “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, (That is in the Eternal Age, He delivers the kingdom up to God because He no longer is King. Because there is  no need of kingship. Anybody that makes it into that, are eternal beings, and they are not going to be needing someone to rule over them because the knowledge of the Lord will fill the earth as the waters that cover the sea.)  He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” That is the second death as in Revelation 20. “For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He (the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under Him.” Under Christ. This 28th verse tells you so. “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” How can we just read over those things? Now I want to go to Hebrews, the 2nd chapter. There are answers in this Bible if people are willing to look for them. 2nd chapter, 9th verse. I feel this is self explanatory. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels (Why?) for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” This is the reason why He came, that He would taste death for each and every one so that He might give life to the believers. “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them (brethren).” Let that soak in a little bit and we will go a little further. “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. (In the midst of the body of Christ, as we do.) And again, I will put my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, which is, the devil. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like unto (His brethren), that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.” This is an answer to a sister that asked me this question last night.  Now I want to look at the message this morning and bring us up to date. We have been dealing with a new subject, getting ready for the rapture. I went beyond some of that, but I want to get to where we are today. With this recent Supreme Court decision, this puts us right in that time zone of life it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is like it was in the days of Sodom, I did not write that. We know what it is, and we know that it is wrong. It is not going to change. Whatever they do is not going to change our minds. It has no place in Faith Assembly, I want you to know that. I am sure that Bro. Spencer feels the same way about it. I am glad for my brother, and I am glad for my brothers in Norway, because we have got to make a stand. It is not always easy to make a stand. Sometimes it gets pretty close to us, but that does not matter, it is still the same. When something is wrong: it is wrong for all. I want to go to 1st Thessalonians 5. I do not know how many verses we will read. “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.” He has already explained this to them: by saying what he is saying here. “For yourselves know perfectly (He had a message that let them know perfectly, and it must be in this hour. We cannot fudge on the Word of God. I am not talking about candy when I say fudge.) that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” That is for the world, that is not for you. He explains it. We can go there and hover over that, but it don’t answer it. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them.” When the beast takes over the Middle East and all, they are going to say, now with Israel we have a peace treaty. That is when sudden destruction comes because those two prophets are on the scene. The Bride is still here when the two prophets start their message. They have to build the temple. I know there have been two or three dreams about that, about not the mosque being there, because some of the prophetic preachers today, so called, say that the temple will be built beside the mosque. That is what they say, but that is ridiculous. God does not share. His Word is plain. We are in a time this morning: when natural minded man compromises. The Bible is not a book of compromise. It is very plain about every subject. If you want to know what happened today, in the Supreme Court, look at the 1st chapter of Romans. Man with man, doing that which is unseemly. We cannot do anything about it, but one day soon, there is going to be someone that will go to Washington and point their finger at the Supreme Court, and tell them what is what. That will fulfill Revelation 10.That person is  going to tell them what a bunch of evil men are. There is a man named Jonathan Cahn, we showed it here, he stood before Congress and told them what is what. God will open up a way just like He did for Moses. The world is going to hear a message whether they like it or not. God is going to force it on them. “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.” Upon them, but that is not talking about us: that we will not escape: they (those who have spurned the Word of God shall not escape. We have already made our escape. God has already caught us up and taken us away by then. Preachers go ahead and preach that the Church is going to go through the tribulation. What they refer to as the Church very well may, but the Bride of Jesus Christ is not going through tribulation. We are having our trials now; and they are going to get worse, but then it will get better. Trials do not break the true saints of God. Tests do not break us: They make us stronger. Young people are going through things that I did not have to when I was young. People are trying to force things upon them, but God is well able to keep those who are His. They sit in classrooms with a bunch of reprobate children, but the Spirit in them enables them to overcome. There was something mentioned to me last night about somebody working and people always talking about the trinity or something, and I just said: let it go. It is not going to affect me, I have already been through all of that. God said, Come out of her my people. Just be true to what God had revealed to you, and do the best you can with what you have to listen to: because you know that  inside you, there is something better than what the world can offer, and one day on up ahead, you will get the last laugh on those who have troubled you. I feel bad for America today. I remember when they used to say it was a Christian nation. God appointed this nation : just like He did Israel. People fled to here, to get away from oppression, to get away from that Catholic spirit. They fled from those places and came here. It was told that the Catholic Church had Abraham Lincoln assassinated because he was going to do away with it. It is the spirit of the thing. I am not talking about you, if you have been one in the past. Thank God you are not one of them now. The Methodists know better, because they are daughters, daughters of a reprobate wife. She started out as a bride of Christ, inject a little bit here, a little bit there. I see what is coming on this nation. It is coming. I wonder what is going to happen next: since this last ruling has come down? People going into the ocean and there is something in there that is causing flesh eating diseases: from the ocean in Florida. A young man died because his immune system was not strong enough to overcome that. He had been in the ocean in Florida. They are warning people: if you have a cut on you, or something like that, stay out of the water. Death is coming to America and other countries , because they have rejected the One who is the healer. “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, (The thing that is coming upon the world is not coming upon the Bride. You are not in darkness. Praise God, you are not in darkness!) that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all (30, 60, and 100 fold saints. You are all secured). Because the children of light, (which are  the children of the day):  are not of the night, nor of darkness.” The spiritual switch is turned on, so the light has come. Like the scripture says: In the evening time it shall be light. We are in the evening time, the time when all will soon be over. The thing about it is, God is real to those that are real. The world, the nations may be falling apart, but God’s children are anchored. There is an anchor to the soul. We are not of the night nor of darkness. The light is turned on. One day in time past, the light came on in me. I was baptized in the  trinity doctrine back then. Two years later, something happened in me just like that, and I knew it was a revelation, because it changed me instantly. It did not change the Methodist Church, but it sure did change the way they looked at me. I baptized one person in the trinity, then I apologized to her before I left. She did not accept it, but I apologized and said I was wrong. All I ever baptized in the Methodist Church before I left, I baptized them in the name of Jesus Christ, and I told them why. I remember preaching at the last place I pastored: one man was real friendly with me. I said some things he did not agree with. There were two doors in the back of the church building. He always shook my hand, but he went out the other door that night. He went out and talked to a man that did not even claim to be a Christian, and said, what did you think about what he said tonight? He said: if I was preaching, I would preach it the same way. I baptized that man before I left. I don’t know what good it did them, but it did me good. I preached everything I knew. It might not have been a whole lot, but I knew some things I read in the Bible were not preached in the Methodist congregations; and I thought they should be. “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” Have a sober mind concerning truth. Don’t make big plans, but accept what God gives you. The future is facing us. America is almost ready to lose her status in the world. Why? Because we, or let me say America, I don’t want to say we, America has lost her status with God, her standing as a Christian nation, even her standing in the world. “For they that sleep: sleep in the night; (sleep in darkness) and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.” That refers to darkness: it does not refer to alcohol. It can be, but just because they are an alcoholic does not make them any worse than some other sins that could be mentioned. That is not talking about that kind of drunkenness. It is talking about the drunkenness of this world that does not have regard for the Great Creator: which is our heavenly Father. People stayed up all night last night just to be a part of what this world glories in. The world has more attraction to them than the gospel does. “But let us, who are of the day; be sober, (sober minded) putting on the breastplate (Protection, we know what he is talking about is the heart that God gives you after you are born again by His Holy Spirit. You have to protect that, put that breastplate on and protect that inward being.) of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” We express hope many times as a doubt. Paul expresses it as positive. He said Abraham had hope. It was not a maybe hope: it was hope that was anchored. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, (He has not appointed us to the tribulation when the wrath of God is poured out upon this world.  When He pours out His wrath upon this wicked world of carnal good times: we will be gone already. I have some other scriptures that go along with this, which I will put into another message. I want to repeat that again, God hath not appointed us to wrath! Be sure you catch the meaning of that. God is not mad at us, He is mad at this world of wicked, party loving people that rebel at the mention of a righteous God . Wrath is madness. God is getting angry. He is getting ready to bare His holy arm for Israel, Isaiah 52:9. I remember young boys in school, when they would get mad at each other, they would hold up that arm with a muscle that looked about like the size of a ring on a fishing worm. They wanted that other boy to know they had a muscle. God has a muscle! I certainly do not want Him angry with me. I want to please Him and say, here I am Lord. Can you say that today? Can you offer yourself to Him? Just as I am, without one plea, because of that precious  blood that was shed for me. The blood of the Lamb, which was appointed. When John the Baptist saw Him he said, behold, the Lamb of God. There was only one Lamb that God ever looked on for a complete sacrifice. He did not look to Buddha. That man just sat there and never moved. He sat there and got fat while the rest of India was dying with hunger. Those that believe in Buddha will tell you that you will all go to heaven if you wait like that tree out there, until all the leaves fall: each one is a year, then you will go. The old pope is making decisions now, that no other pope has made. The scripture says that he will not recognize the God of his fathers. They did not recognize God either: they recognized Mary as the mother of God: which is as wrong as wrong can be.  None of that means anything to him: he is going to dismiss all of that, because he is going to be his own god. I saw on Arutz:: that two years ago, he made a deal with the Palestinians. He said that Judaea and Samaria belonged to them, so the push is on : for God to bear His holy arm for what is right. When He does, it will be like some used to say: (katy-bar-the-door.) 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. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” I don’t stand here today with any discomfort. I was driving down the road when I heard that decision as it was made by the Supreme Court. I told Bro. Phil, when I saw your face it helped me, because I was angry. I saw his big smile, and I know something is alive if you are smiling. On the other hand, if you were sitting there dead, with your eyes closed to the Word of God: just sitting there like a dunce, I know something is wrong. If everybody is rejoicing, and you are getting nothing out of it, something is wrong. Truth will set you free. “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.” Be at peace among yourselves. If you say, but somebody hurt me: I will say, They hurt the Lord Jesus, but He did not sit down and cry. They had beat Him: caused pain on Him: yet as He went out of Jerusalem saying, Father forgive them, they t know not what they are doing. The world does not know what they are doing. Young people, listen to me: the world  does not know what they are doing: when they are causing you problems. You everyone know better, so let their fault finding and evil slurs go in one ear and out the other: Go right on and praise the Lord because  He has counted you worthy to be able to suffer shame for His name. You do not necessarily have to say it our loud, but inside just say, Hallelujah! I know you love the Lord, and I am trying to help you. I know you have things to go through out here in the world, but you have joy inside that makes it all worthwhile. “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, (that pertains to believers) support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; (Don’t try to get even: just walk away, and you will feel better. I am trying to help somebody, especially the younger ones that may not have faced what some others have. We older ones should know better.) but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore.”  When you do right in the midst of evil, you feel like rejoicing, because you know you avoided a trap that was set for you. When they speak evil of you, rejoice inside, that you were counted worthy for that whipping the devil is giving you, because it is making you grow. “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks; (You might say, well there are some things I just cannot give thanks for. You can always thank Him for what you are going through, because it makes you stronger. It hurts when somebody walks away. I have experienced a lot of that in the last eight years, but there has always been someone  to replace those that leave. Can you give thanks in everything? Not for everything, but in everything. Notice what this says), for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit.” You might think; Well I don’t feel like it. We are not walking with God  on feelings: we are going forth by faith in the  scriptures that teaches us how to walk with a Holy God in this wicked world system. “Despise not prophesying. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Like Bro. Kevin was talking last night about the television. I still like some of those old westerns where they are not cursing. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; (The God of peace is always with you.) and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Preserved. Some of you sisters know what canning is. You are preserving the contents for a future time The first thing you have to do is scald, not just wash the bottles, or jars. You cannot just wash them: you have to scald them. Is that not an illustration to tell us something? We cannot just go to God and say, here I am Lord. No, we have to go with a humble heart and submit to God for a cleansing :to get all the spots, wrinkles and blemishes taken care of. so that we may be preserved  It is just like canning: when you put it in the jar and put heat to it, and put that lid on. After about ten minutes you hear a pop. It is sealed. “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. (Not that homosexual kind of thing.) I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. (That is talking about today.) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” I say Amen! Praise the Lord! His Word is perfect. Continued next issue.

Time Is Running Out – Part 6

Time Is Running Out - Part 6

Rev. James Allen

This first part was left from May issue.
On the News this afternoon: there is a comet out there somewhere, they do not know where it is, but if it hit New York, there would be no more New York. Think of that! If it would hit the heart of this country, it would kill everything close to it. There is a place in Arizona, where we went a few years back, and where a piece of a comet about forty five feet long; hit the earth and made a mushroom three quarters of a mile wide, and a hundred yards deep. That is what it is now. The last big one that hit in Siberia, where there is hardly any population, it laid trees down like sticks, for miles and miles. One hit a glancing blow to Iceland, and they said, if it had come straight down, it would have wiped it out. That was three or four years ago. What does the Bible say? The stars of heaven shall fall to the earth. God has enough junk out there, pieces of rock, granite and so forth. It will come through the sky about forty thousand miles an hour. There will never be an atomic bomb that has that kind of power. We are in the last days saints! We need not expect everything to get back like t used to be. We are fast entering into the days like Genesis, chapter 6 speaks of, the way it was before the flood of Noah’s day, when every thought of man’s heart was only evil continually.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT
        6-7-15 AM

What a wonderful opportunity the Lord has given us to be together again today. We are still on the same subject this morning. There is a lot there I will not be able to get to today. This  is something I did not think I would even have three or four messages on, but it has turned out different. I hope each one of you are getting something out of it: for your benefit and my benefit. We are in this together. I know that sometimes when anyone  preaches, he is  preaching to himself also, not just pointing fingers at other people. I have done something in this, that I have not done before; I have asked people to hold up their hand, or to speak up. I leave it up to the individual most of the time. I have done this a little different today. I have a lot of things I want to say, but maybe the Lord might lead another direction, so I want to leave it open to Him.  I have scriptures here. You may look at this last one and all you see is Jonah. There are different things I want to use in the book of Jonah from different chapters. That is the reason I have it that way. Today I want to deal with it that way because I feel that Jonah can be an example of all of us if we miss the will of God in what we determine to do. He had a calling. He prophesied back in 2nd Kings. It was at the time of Hezekiah and some of them that were in that time frame. He lived  eight hundred and sixty some years into that time. This is not the only time his name is brought up, because, as I said in Kings, then in the book of Nahum. We find Jonah preached in a time when God had pronounced judgment upon Nineveh. Nineveh was named after a grandson of Noah, from Ham’s line. I know some have thought Ham’s line of people never did have rulership, but they did. Actually Nimrod was from that line of people. You see what the Bible speaks about them at that time, because Nimrod ruled the people along with Nineveh. These people have places named after them. Jonah was buried in Nineveh. That is where the people, ISIS, have destroyed the tomb of Jonah just here of late, because it was some twenty eight hundred years old. They destroyed it just lately. Jesus referred to him when  He was referring to His death and resurrection, as Jonah was three days in the belly of the fish, or the whale’s belly, it mentions both, then we find that Jesus said so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. We know that is true and that He raised from the dead the third day, in the morning of the third day, early in the morning; it was just several hours into the third day that Jesus rose. There is a lot of controversy about that, because the denominational world of religion want to say that he was crucified on Thursday. But parts of days is counted as days in the Bible, because it was in the part of the day. So Jesus really rose early in the morning before daylight. The sisters went to the tomb when it was yet just getting daylight. They went to put good smelling stuff on Him for His burial, and they wondered who would roll away the stone, but when they got there the stone was already rolled away. Jesus was already resurrected. We have many things in the Bible that people tend to  question. They do not know what it is really talking about. I remember the time when Bro. Jackson went over that, talking about  the night that Jesus was captured: that was part of the three days, because He was in the hands of the Gentiles. They had already pronounced death on Him. There is no wrong in the scripture, it is just wrong in peoples’ minds because they have looked at it and questioned it. If you start questioning scripture, then you go to doubting the Word of God, or you already doubt it when you start to question it. Those people cannot understand why we are so dogmatic about the Word of God, but we are, because it is the Word of God. We are going to believe that before we believe any man. If man is off of it, then he should not even be listened to. It is just like these churches out there today; they have got so liberal they have even taken the crosses away. They do not want to mention anything concerning the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “ Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission.” They fail to learn that, because they do not really care. They can reject the Word of God if they choose to, but payday is coming. We are in that time of the pay day, when everything is adding up to the coming of the Lord. There are just so many things that we are seeing, that goes along with the way the scripture describes  the end time. I will get into some of that this morning, the Lord willing. People are fulfilling scripture, just by their attitude about the Word of God. In the Bible, in Romans chapter 1, it says they knew, they knew better, but they have overridden the Word of God in order to do their own thing. This is an hour when people want to do their own thing; regardless of what is written in God’s Word. You have had different stages in life the last forty or fifty years. You have had the hippies, the yuppies, others that have come along since that, now you have the Millennial age ones, which is thirty on down. These are things that young people need to watch out for. You can walk into a trap of our adversary. Without the Word of God, we are not going to make it. Without believing the Word of God you are just drifting along. We have to have an anchor on something we can depend upon. If our anchor is not in the Word of God, then woe unto us. I want to turn to the book of Jonah at this time. This is something, that when I read the Bible, I usually skip over it, because it really is a book that kind of stands out by itself, telling the life story of a man that has rejected God’s plan.  Maybe I should not use that word, but the thing about it is, he is going to do his own will instead of what God wills for him. I think this is fitting for this hour in our own lives, because Jonah was a prophet. He did not fit the picture in his time, but God was not going to let him get by with it. God is not going to let us get by in this hour of time with the foolishness that many are guilty of. He just wanted to go another direction. We have a map here, and right here is where Jonah was, (map) right there in Joppa. God called him, told him he had a work to do. God had a feeling for Nineveh. When God has something for us to do, there is nobody else going to do it. He is not going to let us get by with pushing it off on someone else. He will not let us go our own way in this hour of time either, or somewhere we are going to wind up in the belly of something we will not like. His was a fish, but ours is going to be something else. If we are Bride saints, God is going to get us where we are supposed to be. He is going to do whatever it takes in order to get our attention. I always thought Jonah was out in the middle of the Mediterranean: He was not: he had just gone a few miles and the waters got troubled. Here God had called him to go to Nineveh, which is up here (map), two hundred miles away. I remember Bro. Branham preaching a message on Jonah. The way I got the picture might not have been the way he meant it, but the way I got the picture, the fish or the whale vomited out Jonah at Nineveh. It did not. That is just the way I got the picture, but he wanted to go the furthest he could from God, which was here (pointing to map) which was in Spain, which was two thousand miles. Let us read from the 1st chapter of Jonah. “Now the Word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, (The Word of the Lord told him to go to Nineveh. It was not anywhere else. He did not say Syria. He did not say, go prophesy to Israel. No He said, Go to Nineveh, which is a different race of people.) that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.” When a nation goes away from God, then there is nothing left for it but judgment. In this nation, some preachers are preaching that there is going to be a great revival. The revival for the nation has already happened. God gave America their chance in WW2. We have never won a war since that time.  In 1973 when we left Vietnam, they were shooting at us as we left. It has gone downhill since then. There were a lot of things that happened in 1973. That is when legal abortion became a law. Since that time, there have been between fifty five and sixty million babies that have been slaughtered, thrown in dumpsters, put in garbage bags, as though they are just a glob. When these things happen, then somebody has to pay for it. This nation has to pay. We are on the verge of it. We are on the verge of martial law. I am saying this, this morning, take it however you feel about it. America, two years from now, is not going to be what it is today. That is why we have to preach truth. We cannot  hold back on truth, because it is life and death. I am not standing up here just to beat my gums. I want any preacher who preaches from this pulpit to preach truth, to preach his heart. If you are preaching truth, you do not  have to look at me and ask, is this alright? It is alright. Go ahead brother. Do the will of God. If it hits me, let it hit. I do not worry about those things. Arise and go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before me. I do not know what was going on in Nineveh, but I know it was wrong. I do know what is going on in America. I know it is wrong. They are out to shut our mouth’s, They will not shut your mouth if you say what they want you to say, but if you preach truth, they are going to try and shut your mouth. We will go down fighting, if need be. “But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish (So he gets on a boat here at Joppa. We were there; on the tour. They have a replica of a fish there. Two years ago when we went, we got there earlier than the other buses did and the guide took us to the spot they believed it happened, and they have a big fish there, with Jonah in the mouth of it. It is big. We can flee from the presence of the Lord. This message is too hard, it is going to upset somebody. I remember when church order was introduced at the Tabernacle. One of the deacons told me, we talked to Bro. Branham. He said he came from a Methodist church. So did I. He said, I bring some of my people to the Tabernacle from the Methodist church, somebody gets up with these “old tongues”, it scares them off. It was not meant for them. It was not to anybody that would reject it. It is not these “old  tongues” anyway. That is blasphemy: when people talk like that about something that is of God. It scares those kind  off; they do not want to come back. They hated it when Bro. Jackson spoke in tongues.) and went down to Joppa; and found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof; (He was not looking for a free lunch. That one preacher on television, that I told you about, that wanted sixty five million dollars for an airplane, people rejected it. It was on the News the other day. He was standing before his people and said, I will get that airplane, because I have to preach the gospel. What will he have to say when he gets it? They are getting their reward right now, just like Jesus told about the Pharisees and that bunch.  They were not half what these are today.) and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” From the presence of the Lord, (Did you get that?)I will get away from this. There are people right now that will not come to Faith Assembly because of the same thing. They have said, when we come in here, they   make us feel bad. It is conviction, that makes them feel bad. Conviction will change you or make you feel bad: depending on your attitude toward worshiping God. I am not trying to get people to feel bad today, I am trying to say, let us change our lives. I want to make it in the rapture. If I don’t preach truth, I will not make it. I also want all of you to make it. Truth will set you free. Jesus paid the fare for that. Jonah found a boat and got on board. He thought; now I am going to get away from this message. That is what he was doing: running away. The people of Nineveh had no ties on him, because he knew he was going to preach a message that is not going to be popular. There was a funeral in Washington yesterday. Vice President Biden’s son. They heaped praise upon the man. They heaped praise upon Biden.  All the celebrities were there. They sang songs and lighted their candles. They drank their booze and said, my,  that wonderful. I wonder how many Christians were there. I really doubt that there were any Jonah’s there, because Jonah had the Word of the Lord. The Bible talks about good works and fair speeches; like Joel Osteen puts out. I am not saying he was there, but he could have been there. Others with big churches could swoon.  “But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.” It is expensive, both to flesh and to whatever, if we do not obey the Lord. I am saying these things this morning, to get us to look at ourselves. Let us look deep inside. Do a self examination and operation; let the Word do the cutting,  and He will open up unto us His way. He will cut out that old man and put in a new man, which is Christ Jesus. When He gets in there, He will bury that old man: Put the old man in the morgue. The ship Jonah was on was like to be broken. Then they sent out the Marines, the National Guard; they were all on board: we will solve this thing. I don’t know how they did it. “Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.” He was probably thinking, I have this whipped. He did not even miss the presence of God. He just went to sleep on Him. When God is dealing with something in your life, do not go to sleep on it. It will hound you. It will break you. It will take from you a lot of happy days. You might say, well that is just the way I am, I got that from my daddy, or from my mommy. Get rid of it. We need to look at our lives and say, Lord, whatever I am, and whoever I am: I want to be like you. They like to say, people are finding themselves. Where have they been? Where have you been? Maybe in a ship fast asleep when God is dealing with your heart. Rather than get rid of what is not pleasing to God, we just sleep on it. We go to sleep spiritually. We want God to move in our life, but we want to keep some things that He will get rid of. That will not work after the Word cuts out the undesirable parts and we get a healing process. We are going to go around wounded with our head down, feeble knees. Why? Because the old man is dragging us down until we get that operation. I am not talking about health issues this morning. Somebody that is crippled or somebody that has some kind of problem in their body, I am not talking about that. I am talking about our spirit being inside this old flesh. You can go to heaven with bad knees, with a bad hip or whatever; but a bad spirit is going to hold us back until we get rid of it. When we feel that we cannot get over some adverse condition, and say within,  I will just sleep on this for a while; you are missing the mark. I think of what Bro. Kevin has been preaching. It would be good for all of us to apply it to our selves. Otherwise we will face one problem, then another, and then another:  it just goes on and on like a circle. I am not saying come up here every service. If you have something you need to pray about, come up and pray about it, and leave it. Do not take it back with you. If you take it back with you, it can become  unbelief. Jonah did not go very far from shore. That fish was just out there swimming around with a prophet in his belly. It was Jonah’s fault; it was not God’s fault: You could not lay it off on Him. God prepared a fish to help get Jonah in the right place at the right time. God has things prepared for us until we are willing to acknowledge and get over our problem. Otherwise that which is holding us back, is just going to keep hanging  around. I am saying these things this morning to help us: not to hurt us. Our feelings have a lot to do with how close we get to God;  and besides that, our feelings sometimes can affect our health. Jealousy, attention, having our way: God is not going to put up with us always wanting things our way. We have to place it in His hands. I did not know I was going to say these things. What I have wrote down here, is only four scriptures. I can say anything I want to about Bruce Jenner now, because he does not exist. The president gave him the congressional medal of honor. That is idiotic. ESPN gave him the Arthur Ash award. He has his name on Vanity Fair, as well as other magazines today, but they do not want you to say anything about him, because he says he felt like this from when he was a little boy: that he was really a girl. How come he has children by three different women? He was not feeling like a girl then! This country is gone! You cannot have these things going on! I am not trying to add this into what I am talking about, when I am talking about Jonah, because Jonah was not a woman. He just went to sleep on God. Brothers and sisters: don’t go to sleep on God in this hour. You have a problem if you do. Get away from that stuff in Vanity Fair, and all such! Why would a Christian even want to read such garbage? I just saw the thing walking through the grocery, or maybe I should say, through the “gross.” This is gross. The nation is trying to change everybody to be the same. I have an article today, that actually shows you that. When you tolerate things like that, you are tolerating the devil’s device. They have thrown Jesus Christ out of the schools, out of the White House, out of so called Christian colleges that were started that way, the Ivy League schools. They have Muslims coming there now, Muslims in the White House. That is a fact. They are serving on boards. If they keep it up, you will not be able to talk about anything. You cannot condemn anything. You cannot talk about sin because sin is praised in this hour of time. Did you wonder why you came here this morning? Did you wonder why you are listening on the internet? I hope not. This is a house of correction. We are not here to throw people under the bus. We are here to say, get out of the condition that is holding you back; keeping you from walking with the Lord in truth. As for Jonah; it says, “So the shipmaster (the captain) came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.” I don’t know how they did it, but it worked. The thing I like about Jonah, he did not deny it. “Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?” They asked a lot of questions. “And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, (It did not seem like it right then.) which hath made the sea and the dry land. Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hath thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.” He made a full confession. He did not say, take me back, they had not gone that far. He would rather be cast into the sea than to face what the problem was. What does the scripture say? Don’t cast me out of thy sight. David in Psalms 51, when he had done wrong, he began to cry out unto the Lord. Lord, I have sinned, I have done evil against thee and thee only have I done this evil. It affected a lot of people. If we do not get things straightened up in our lives, it can affect our families, it can affect our children. It can be a pull on the church. “Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: (He never said, take me back to land. He did not say, take me back to Joppa: because that is what they were trying to do, to get him back to land. They had not gone very far. They were not six hundred miles out into the sea. They were only a few miles, but God fixed to where it was not going to be easy. ) for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them. Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.” See? They called upon their gods, now they are calling upon the Lord because Jonah had explained to them that he feared God. “So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea; and the sea ceased from her raging. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.” When he told the truth, do you see how many people that affected? He had a boat load that have changed their minds, those rough, cursing marines. Now they are singing, I surrender all. Do you want your family to face things because you have an attitude? “Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” There was a brother that went to the bank the other day. It was a Chase bank, we have a picture here. See the rainbow? Why did they have to do that? The rainbow represents June as LGBT (standing for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders)  pride month, join us in celebrating the equality of all people. I have something I want to read. This has to do with the government.
“The Department of Labor and OSHA, understanding gender identity. In many workplaces, separate restrooms and other facilities are provided for men and women. In some cases questions can arise in the workplace about which facility certain employees should use, according to Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles. An estimated seven hundred thousand adults in the United States are transgender, meaning their internal genital identity is different from the sex they are assigned at birth. The sex listed on their birth certificate, for example, a transgender man may have been assigned female at his birth and raised as a girl, but identifies as a man. Many transgender people attempt to live their everyday life as the gender they identify with, thus a transgender man may transition as living as a woman to living as a man. (This Bruce Jenner has caused a lot of things to come out.) A transgender woman may be assigned male at birth but transition to living as a woman. Transgendering is a different process with every one. It may involve social changes such as going by a new first name, medical steps and changing identification documents. (There are four pages of this, but I will only read a portion.) While restroom access is a health and safety matter, gender identity is part of each person’s identity in every day life. Accordingly, authorities on gender issues conceal that it is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live in the rest of their daily lives. Based on their gender identity, restricting employees to using only restrooms that are not consistent with their gender identity, or segregating them from other workers by requiring them to use a gender neutral or other specific restroom, single those employees out and may make them fear for their physical safety. Bathroom restrictions can result in employees avoiding using restrooms entirely while at work, which can lead to potential serious physical injury or illness.” America the beautiful, America the Christian nation, America is full of idiots trying to tell us how to live, how we must live. Judgment, when Sodom and Gomorrah fell, this peaceful bunch of people were not peaceful. It is going to wind up in wars. I will never agree with that in Faith Assembly as long as I am pastor here, we will never cater to that kind of lifestyle. The devil may take over schools, take over work places of some people, not all, but of some places. It may cater to that. Ford Motor Co, General Motors, Chrysler, Proctor & Gamble, all these work places may fall in line under that, but not Faith Assembly; not believers. I read this because I wanted you to know I was not just whistling dixie when I went over what I have said this morning.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT
  6-17-15 PM

I was in the book of Jonah this morning. I am going to go back there. In our lives we make mistakes. It is not an outright rebellion or rebellion against the Word of God, but as long as we are still in the flesh we are subject to errors. Sometimes we say something we should not say, or we may actually do things that we feel would not be pleasing to the Lord. It may be small things. It may be a word that has been said, or maybe some kind of action that we have taken, it do es not put you out of the family of God, but things like that can cause grief. We never want to grieve Him. The Bible tells us not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Sometimes our flesh gets in the way of serving the Lord. That is what happened to Jonah, because he had it all figured out. He tells in the last part of it just what I am talking about. When he is through preaching and sits down, it takes him a long time to learn a lesson, because of stubbornness. You cannot make anything else out of it. It was not jealously, it was not that he did not know what the will of the Lord was, but it was stubbornness on his part. The Bible does not even say that, but in looking at the picture portrayed, he did not have anybody over him telling him, I am going to get you, you are going to be sorry. No, it was stubbornness on his part. The Bible will tell you stubbornness is crueler than the grave. I know when I was small, I have said this before, my mon would whip me but I would not cry. I don’t know why. But then she would talk good to me and I would cry. It was that way with me because she said so. We have different natures. I had a brother that my dad would get ready to whip and he would start screaming. My older brother asked him one day, why do you cry before they even whip you? He said, They don’t whip as long if I do that. He had things figured out back then; at eight or ten years old. I guess I got a few more licks because I would not cry. It hurt me the same as it did my brother, but it hurt him first. We are different people. God did not make a mold and make all of us fit into it. We grew up different. Not everybody had to get a whipping. Back when I was probably in the fourth or fifth grade in school, My uncle had an apple orchard. The apples never were any good to eat: They were always wormy. But come the fall of the year, the boys divided up, and it was a school day, but we had a good  apple fight. My uncle and aunt had two boys that were in school then. The teacher brought us all in and set us down. My uncle and aunt were there. They wanted to see the show. The teacher said, I am going to give you all a whipping,: I am going to give you each five licks. When that  poor woman   got through with the whipping, she was totally worn out. That was seventy five licks. I am telling on myself now; but that was back when I did not know any better. I was just in the fourth or fifth grade. Well I had better make an explanation of that before I go any further. In our lives, if we do not get hold of things when we become a Christian,  we go on the same way with a lot of things. Some people just pout. Sometimes we just have to face the music when it comes down to this old flesh; it is weak. Jesus even told His disciples when He was getting ready to go to the cross,  He went to the garden to pray, and said to His disciples; Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. He had Peter and two others with Him. He prayed and came back out to them and they were all asleep. He said to Peter, Could ye not watch with me one hour?  He told them to watch and wait. He went back three times, they were asleep every time He came back where they were waiting.. It said they slept because of grief. He had already told them He was going to have to go, that He was going to lose His life. They did not want to hear it because we don’t want to give up on flesh. He went ahead and told them. He said, the Spirit is strong, but the flesh is weak. The fact is, if we don’t watch closely, we can give way to some weakness. The Bible tells us to watch and wait, so if we don’t watch we can fall into some kind of slumbering condition. If it goes on long enough, then we get to where we don’t even realize it. I will say this, Don’t ever get beyond feelings: feelings for our brothers and sisters, feelings for the ministry. They are not out to destroy, at least not a true minister. He is for help and a benefit, not only to teach you the Word, but to be an example. Paul talked about following me as I follow Christ. He was not trying to make himself an example, and say, just follow me; he said as I follow Christ. This is all for help and benefit, not for condemnation and throwing away. “Romans 8:1 says: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” That applies to all who walk according to the leading of the Spirit, and not to those who are always pleasing their flesh. Sometimes we have to forget about what we were, because this is written about Jonah for an example to us. I certainly do not want to wind up in the belly of a fish. By the time three days was over, Jonah was ready to get out of there. You can read more of the story. It said those sea weeds were wrapped around his head. That fish got hungry. Jonah was not what his appetite craved. It was not the fish’s problem, the fish had no problem. It had something inside him that was the problem. It got tired of him. The thing inside him wasn’t digesting. It kept moving around. It started praying. It started moving. In some way, he turned to be looking toward the temple. When you look toward God’s holy temple, things can happen. It may be that we have done something we should not, but when we begin to look toward Him, there is movement. Let us read in the 2nd chapter. “Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly.” His prayer was going out from inside the fish, but when he began to pray it reached heaven, because he had become a willing vessel, ready to straighten this thing out. We are not going to get out of here with this hanging on us and that hanging on us. We cannot have fellowship with our brothers and sisters like that, with thoughts and opinions and  bad thoughts about our brothers and sisters. Why am I saying that? I did not plan to. I do not mean to make somebody feel bad, but if it does, then look at it. I cannot take it back.  “And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, (His affliction, he had began to feel. He thought he would be shoved  into the sea and that would be the end of it. He would rather die, he thought, than to serve the Lord. That is a bad state to be in. Why am I preaching this? Because I want all of us to make it. I am preaching to a larger audience than just Faith Assembly, but I am preaching to myself also.) and He heard me; (I like that part. Jonah was getting out of the mouth of the fish, but he was not ready to get out of it, as the story goes. He did not feel like he was just coming out of a situation: listen to what he says.) out of the belly of hell cried I, (Obedience is better than sacrifice.) and thou heardest my voice.” He was not just mumbling. He was not just thinking. He had already done that. It ought not be so, but some people feel so condemned about just anything. When you have the victory already and you don’t know it; that is the result. We need to practice what we sing: victory is mine, victory today, is mine. We do not have to live under condemnation. “For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.” We read in the New Testament, in Paul’s writings, that the Old Testament was for our learning. It was written for our learning. “Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.” Something began to stir in that fish. As I am looking at it here in this end time: something needs to stir within us. We are at the end. We cannot have all these ill feelings, jealousy and such. We are in a life and death situation in this hour. If anything I am saying applies to you, don’t put it on someone  else. I am not going to ask you. I was not asked to by the Word. Neither am I going to go home with you, to find out what  is going on, or listening at your window to see what is being said. There is One that listens to every word speak. We may just think He listens to us when we pray. I remember a statement Bro. Branham said that the Lord had said to him. That our thoughts were so loud He could not hear our words. “The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.” Those weeds were being digested. They were beginning to be slimy. As Jesus  raised from the dead, Jonah was laying there, alive. That old fish had to come up for breath every once in awhile. Bro. Jackson said God will keep soul and body together until it fulfills His will. Young people: I know you have problems. School is more than school today. It is more than apple throwing. Children are let go in school. I do not see how the teachers teach, they just have to let them go. They kick and do everything. What they need, and you may not agree with this, is a good old Kentucky whooping. You may think I did not say the word right, but it is the same thing. “I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: (He felt like he was there forever. God, in order to teach us lessons, sometimes lets us walk in darkness; lets us feel the pinch. It is not a good place to be in. Do you think Jonah enjoyed the ride? He paid the fare to go to Tarshish, which was two thousand miles, but he got a ride back that did not cost him a cent, but it was more than what he paid to go to Tarshish, because God is holy. As I said, obedience is better than sacrifice. ) yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.” He had not become an outright sinner. He was not carousing around. He was not drunk: He had walked away from God. I am talking about a prophet, not these so called ministers of  today, which  are  beggars and thieves. They are absolutely thieves when they take your money and  give nothing back. I mean, they are not preaching revealed truth. It is all big “I.” “When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.” He was looking in that direction. He finally woke up thinking,. I am not going to get out of this. except by obedience: Obedience will bring results. Look at your life, as I look at mine. I do not believe you have gone too far. If you have, then Jonah went too far. Sometimes we have to look through the rubble; into the pieces that we have scattered. Maybe sometime we have dumped our responsibility  on somebody else. This is not a revival meeting, but it can be. As I said this morning, I do not know how many times I have read these prophecy scriptures thinking I knew the book of Jonah, and just skipped it. It did not speak to me as it has now. It must not have been time for it before now. Everything is in its time. “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” My. We always want somebody to think better of us than what we really are. Let me say that to the world. I do not feel worthy of what God gives me, but He gives it. When He does, I just have to say I am grateful. I remember, back at Ford Motor’s, there was a fellow that came by, a so called preacher. I do not say that carelessly, when I say so called. He came by and would look around to see who was looking at him, and then get real loud. It just shamed me. I remember another man that got out there at lunch time, and would preach and tell all the people that came by, regardless of who; it did not matter who they were: You are going to hell! Do you know what Ford Motor Co did? They made him a chaplain. He did not preach any more. He did not get out there any more. When I went to Ford Motor Co, I did not look for anything like that Every one that had something to deal with me about, in a religious matter, come to me. I did not preach to any of them. There are people that think they are so holy that everybody should respect them. The world does not respect Christians. Church people in general; do not respect Christians: They curse just like the rest of the worldly gang. They tell their dirty jokes just like the rest of them. I did say something one time to a man who came up to me, and  starting telling something: My ears are now garbage cans. I meant it. “But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that, that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. And the Lord spake unto the fish, (He was not going to condemn the fish. He was not going to kill the fish. ) and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” He was right back where he was; but  with a different attitude. “And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, (Here he is, right back at the same place, with the same message to deliver. After he had spent three days and three nights in the belly of the fish: He said, I was there forever.) that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.” He still had two hundred miles to go. I do not know how he went; if he went horseback, by camel or on foot. It does not tell. Whatever God has to do with us, He has time. We cannot hurry up the end time. Like I said this morning: give this thing two more years, and it is not going to look like it does now, neither will America. That was not a prophecy, but I believe it. God told him, preach the preaching that I bid thee. It is not always easy. Do you think this is easy? You are my people, my brothers and sisters. You are my kin, we are bone of His bones. He was good enough, in the 2nd chapter of Hebrews to call us brethren. “So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the Word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.” It took three days to get there. What was his message? Repent, you are fixing to be blown off the map. I say today, America, if you don’t repent, you are getting ready for a great fall. California is tottering, getting ready to rock off its cliff. God has already taken the water away. He has  nearly burned the place up. But they keep electing the same old crowd. If they keep on, here comes Hillary. What a disgrace. A proven liar, a deceiver. I don’t want to go into that too much, but America is following in the same footsteps that Nineveh was, and that Sodom and Gomorrah was, and that Germany was, Russia, and China. They are so anxious to become heads of nations. These nations don’t fear America any more, when at one time in WW2, the United States could have taken over Russia, they could have taken over China. If it had not been for America, Japan would have taken China. We took American troops and got between Japan and China and fought them off. Now they spit on us. “And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” That is not much time. They are  not a city of Nineveh any more. There are replicas, but it is gone. “So the people of Nineveh believed God, (Thank God, they believed God. Do we believe God? Can we be reckoned with the saints? When the saints go marching in, will we be there? My desire is to be. So I surrender. Do you surrender tonight?) and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.” He decided that he needed to pull off something and put on something. I can see that old king sitting down there in ashes, putting on clothing that was not fit for a king, but it fit then. Do not say, well I will go home and do the same, it will not help you, because that is showing a pattern of what we need to do. A life lived is nothing except it be lived for God. “And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, (He went all the way.) herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: (The only hope for America is that somebody raises up and does different. The way it is going now, within two years we will be under martial law.) yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from His fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; (The only works they did was turn from their evil ways. There was not any work going on, the cattle was not being fed, sheep were not being fed. The camels were not being fed. If they were big enough to know their right hand from their left hand, they did not eat, they did not drink. I believe the conviction was so great that the young children felt it. Oh the love of God, how rich, how pure, how measureless and strong. It shall forevermore endure, the saints and angels song. I love Him tonight. Please love Him and lay aside the garments that are stained with sin. I am not calling for people to come up here. I am not saying that you should not come, but I am not calling for that. Let us change our hearts. I know there are some that come up here for salvation at times. You have it if you believe you do. Why would you hold your hand up and cry if you do not have anything. Do not get yourself into a pattern where you say; I have to do this or I have to do that. I have to feel this or feel that. You just feel the Lord and let Him fill you with His Spirit. How can you come and hear a message like this with a humble heart and not have anything? You begin to believe God and there will be a change. There has been a change in me, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new. On the day of Pentecost, one hundred and twenty were in the upper room. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost. They came out  speaking with other tongues. Later on that day, there were three thousand added to them. They did not all speak in tongues. The Bible says they were added, so I am saying they were added. Do not ever think I am saying you will not feel anything.  but I am saying  we did not all come out of the same mold. When I look at some of you and see you worshiping the Lord, with tears running down your face: you are worshiping, so you have something. Do not let the devil  put that unbelief on you.) and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.” One hundred and fifty years, Nahum the prophet speaks unto Nineveh; because they had forgotten about this. He speaks of it in the 1st verse of Nahum. Nineveh lasted as a city one hundred more years: two hundred and fifty years altogether. There is no more mention of Nineveh, except when Jesus said, Nineveh, listened to the preaching of Jonah. I say tonight what He said: a greater than Jonah is here. The greatest of all prophets. They rejected Him. He went to the cross to die, that the Gentiles might be added. Here we are two thousand years later, getting ready for the last roundup. Getting ready for the crossing. I wish Jonah had left it alone, it would have been a lot better for him, but he has to go out and see what is going to happen; to see if God is going to destroy Nineveh. He goes out on a hillside. “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.” Forty days was left, only forty days was left, but God sees the hearts of those people. “Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live. (He was feeling sorry for himself,  because he felt like he had wasted a journey. I knew that you were slow to anger, that you would repent of the evil you had thought of doing to them.) Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry? So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.” He is going to wait forty days. God is going to give him all kinds of trouble though, because unbelief had set in. “And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceedingly glad for the gourd.” Praise God, He gave me a gourd, He covered my head with a gourd. His praise was wrong. “But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered. And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live. And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.” He needed an attitude change. He did not give up. He sees the working of the Lord. That unbelief   was going to cost him. “Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not labored, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?”  God is looking on America tonight. You have used the dumpsters, been proud of your places to dump little unborn children. Now  payday has come. They cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand, and also much cattle. God is concerned about cattle too. I remember Bro. Branham telling about Arthur Godfrey and all his little Godfrey’s, when he went to Africa. He  and a bunch of his hunting party just mowed down the elephants. Bro. Branham said that was murder. You might think, I did not know you could murder animals. If it is not for a good cause, it is murder. They are God’s creation. I hate to run over a rabbit on the road. That is my message on this. I praise the Lord; for His people. I thank God for all of you. May the Lord Bless You. I am just praying that we soon get out of here.

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     I have something to show during the last fifteen minutes this morning, it goes along with the message and what I have been saying. I am sure you will be blessed by listening to it. What I preached last week about Jonah, I thought there was a lesson to be learned from Jonah and his attitude. The attitude of Jonah was never something that could really be what  a Christian would want, because after he had prophesied, then he sat down to wait and see what God would do; instead of believing God, and believing His prophecy, he sat and waited, to listen and see what was going on. The Lord had told Jonah, forty days. So he waited that forty days out and there was nothing but trials for him. Today, our attitude is what is going to bring about God’s blessings. If we have a different attitude than what the rest of the believers do,  then we, or I will need to examine ourselves.  I am going to talk to myself. I am not a person that talks to myself, but I am going to talk to myself and say, what is wrong with me? Everyone else is being blessed by the song service or whatever is going on: here I sit or stand, and feel nothing. It is kind of like this old fellow that went out west. He was out there under the western skies in Montana. He had visited out there and met up with an old ranch hand. This ranch hand had been out there so long that he knew what was going to happen next in the weather. This young man saw the clouds coming up. There got to be more clouds and more clouds. He said to this ranch hand; we better get in, it is going to rain. The ranch hand looked up and said, it is just a bunch of empties. We do not want to be like that spiritually. If I am empty, I have caused it. You did not cause me to be like that. Our own attitude makes us to be different or indifferent. I took a lesson I did not think about when I began in Jonah last week. He was a prophet of God, he was not an unbeliever. It was a hard thing to make him believe, but his trial came on him. He brought it on. By bringing it on, he suffered from it, but he did not learn much of a lesson. I don’t want to say too much about Jonah, but I am talking about what can happen in our lives. I am not un-Christianizing anyone, but when God starts blessing, it is something for all of us that accept. The trials are not going to knock it out, no matter what the trial is. If I do not get my way, and I act like a little child that will not admit he was wrong, I just make it worse for myself. Sometimes, there can be two of them. You can sit them down because of correction. One of them, you can never really see anything that happens, he just sits there and takes it,  and the other one does not. He was wrong, and he knows he was wrong, but he is going to try to make everybody else feel like they are wrong. Why am I saying these things? I am saying it to help. We are in this together, every joint supplies. These are just some of the stains and some of the wrinkles. If you have a deep wrinkle, the only way you are going to get it out is with a hot iron. That is the only way we are going to get the blessings of God upon us, is for God to iron out the wrinkles in our makeup. We have to be willing to let Him put the pressure on us. A hot iron just sitting there is going to scorch. It is that moving motion that is being put into it that gets the results, because you are not letting it set in one place all the time. God is not letting these things set in one place. Every joint, I want to be compacted with my brothers and sisters. I do not have a compacter, but there are people who do. You can put a week’s garbage in it; and it just keeps pressing and pressing and pressing. As God compacts us, we are not going to be a scattered people in our mind’s, we are going to be brought together, compacted. If we are not, then God is going to use extreme measures. It is all for our good. Peter was going to help the Lord out because Jesus began to tell about His suffering, what He was going to go through. Peter said, this is not going to happen to you. Right before the whole bunch, and Jesus said, get behind me Satan. He was speaking to that spirit that caused Peter to say that. Even though Peter meant good, he was wrong. I do not want to be wrong. I don’t want you to be wrong. I want to see a smile. I have told this before: about a fellow over at the Ford plant. They would try to add work for you because they wanted to cut out somebody else. So the boss talked to one young man. He did not take the work. So the boss went on up the line to the general foreman, then they brought the superintendent back there. That superintendent got so mad, he got in the fellow’s face and stood there. It made him mad, but it did not change his attitude. Our attitude reveals what we really are, Don’t you love the Lord this morning? Are you happy to be here, or would you rather be some place else? There are people in the Old Testament that got corrected worse than we ever have. The scripture I have had laying here for the whole time; Numbers chapter 20, starting in verse 7. “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, (It is time to go over Jordan into the promised land. There are too many things happening this morning. We are getting ready to go into the promised land. All the prophets out there are prophesying, but they read the same scripture, and have different answers. Everybody is a doctor now. I think they even call Hillary Clinton a doctor. What did she ever fix? ) Take the rod, (This is the rod that opened up the Red Sea. Take that rod. God was not going to do anything for Moses without that rod. God is not going to do anything for us unless we apply His Word. I am not your boss: I am your brother. But I am your pastor. Whenever I see something, I have a right to say something, and I will.) and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; He had the rod, he had the Word. I have heard it preached, that he was just supposed to smite the rock once, but he smote it twice, which represented Jesus being crucified twice. Let us see what the Word says. Speak unto the rock before their eyes. They were thirsty. They were grumbling and complaining. That got to Moses. I hope I have learned something. I hope I am not a person that lets things get to me to the point of disobedience to the Word of God.) and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.” For forty years, Moses had heard nothing but grumbling and complaining, heartache, heartbreak, and challenges. It got to him. He had heard all he could. “And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; (See? It got to him. You bunch of  no goods, that is what he was saying to them. I am not saying that to you this morning. You have proved different already.) must we fetch you water out of this rock? (This is not really what God said.) And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.” It worked, but now there is a requirement. Our attitudes can make us go home early. It don’t mean that we are lost, because if the blood was ever shed for you in your life, if predestination was there from the beginning of time, that cannot be taken away. We may miss out on the good times though. I would rather be in heaven, I would rather fulfill God’s will. Paul said that he would rather be, but nevertheless, for the people’s sake, and for the will of God he would  be here. The water came out abundantly. God was not going to fail His prophet because he had been disobedient and beat that rock twice. All he had to do was speak to it. But God told him to take the rod, the rod was the choice, the rod was something that could be used for good or for bad, because it showed this: attitude. Do you still love Him? Am I right? Or am I wrong? “And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, (He brought his brother in on it. Moses knew what to do, but he finally let it get to him: you bunch of rebels. This is the second group; the others have all died off. God had said these will go into the promised land, but the others will die off. Here we have gone forty years. Some of us have gone more than forty years in this message. Do you still feel it? Is it still good to you? Is it still real to you? All things are possible to them that believe.) Because ye believe me not, (I feel sorry for Moses. God was going to take care of His prophet, but he was not going to see the promised land. Oh he will see it, but he will not go there. God was going to take him up on top of the mountain and let him look over. I want to see God move, and I want to see the next steps He takes, I want to be in step, I want to be a good soldier, that will keep in step.) to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, (In other words, to prove him. If I could just do this, I would be happy. I am not getting the attention I need. As the song goes, I thought number one would surely be me. I never asked for it, I never desired this position. I was not voted in: You cannot vote me out, because I was not voted in. You can get rid of me, but you cannot vote me out, because there has not been an election. Some would have had it different:  They even said back in the 1990’s: two different preachers said, when Bro. Jackson dies, then I will be pastor of Faith Assembly. I never did think he would die. Those preachers  cannot even pastor what they have. Their sheep are running everywhere with all kinds of colors of hair, looking exactly like the world.  One color here, one color there. If it was  red, white and blue, it would look better. I want to look like Jesus. How do we know what He looked like? He looks like His Word. I do love Him. I do not want to say too much about Moses: he stood head and shoulders above me. Some have said, I want to be like Moses. Why? That kind of attitude was more like Dathan and Korah. Because ye believe me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, what God was doing was wanting the glory. When we do it God’s way, He gets glory. When e do it our way, then we are seeking for glory. What do I want out of this? Where do I want it to take me to? I want a reward, not some big something. I said one time in preaching, if I could just be ruler over something like Borden. Bro. Jackson said, with that kind of attitude, it will be more than Borden. I am not looking at the reward as being something big, I am looking at the reward as something that will put me over on the other side. I am not worried about that. We will be placed where we belong and, and receive according to our faithfulness. He that is faithful over a few things, I will make him ruler over much.) therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.” The Bible tells us to lift up holy hands. What is wrong? Even somebody that sings, we drop our heads, or preaches. Anyone that does not want to raise their head when I am preaching, you are not going to affect me, you are affecting yourself. Therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. Uh-oh, I have gone to far. But God did let him see. He took him up on top of the mountain and he was able to see. He looked over. His eyesight was still good. “This is the water of  Meribah, because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and He was sanctified in them.” God is going to get the glory out of our mistakes. One mistake. He had followed that congregation, he had led them, one mistake, it took his life. It did. It did not take his soul. They are not going to build a monument for Moses because God buried him. One of these days that spirit of Moses is going to come back in Israel, then it is going to act just exactly like it did before. I am sure the man is on earth somewhere from the tribe of Levi. One of these days he is going to walk out and say “Thus saith the Lord” to that rebellious Jews. Why do I say rebellious Jews? This week the president of the United States said Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, and if you have Jerusalem on your passport then that don’t count. Such idiotic things. They had a vote in the Supreme Court. I don’t know why they call it Supreme. It has nine people  in it, three of them are Jews. They all voted with the president. You half baked crooks, you are not Jews. You are not a Supreme Court. You are just up there wasting American money because right over you, as you make these decisions, is the statue of Moses and the ten commandments. It is time for Israel to go it alone. This was ironic, the president has said if Israel does not start talking with the Palestinians by September, he is going to withdraw the money from Israel. That is what they need. That is what Netanyahu said when he was running, if we have to go it alone, we will go it alone. Make up your mind, Netanyahu. I heard Jonathan Cahn say the other day, I don’t keep up with it and I don’t try to figure it out, but he said the very night Netanyahu spoke to congress was the night the Jews were celebrating Esther meeting the king, and she is from the tribe of Benjamin. Benjamin Netanyahu met the same night. Praise the Lord! I just feel pretty good right now. We are about to see the God of Israel work.  No Supreme Court, no president is going to keep it from happening. You are barking up the wrong tree. I used to go with my cousins and brothers, we would go possum hunting. That dog would tree a possum, but you never knew which tree it was in. You would look up the tree it was barking at and it was not there, you had to look around at other trees. They are barking up the wrong tree. Do you still love Him? Are you proud to be a Christian. Don’t be a mully-grub. Lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, straighten your path. We are soldiers, we are in the army of the Lord. I have something to show you now, I think it will fit in with what I have said.  (Video of Bro. Branham and his predictions for the end time.)

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     The Bible says that man would get more wicked, we see the fulfillment of that as it was in the days of Noah, violence filled the earth. Here we see something going on in different cities all around the country. Police forces are having all kinds of problems with governmental leaders. If it was not for a police force, we would be living in a police state. I know there is always a bad apple somewhere, I know  things get out of hands some times, but not as often as they are trying to make it look. We live in an hour like it was in Roman days, how they took things in their own hands and were prosecutor and executor. Now they are changing laws. We have a Supreme Court making decisions that is not right. They are supposed to deal with the gay marriage thing at the end of this month. The government is supposed to deal with Iran by the 30th of this month. You see everything piling together. It can just go so far and it will explode. The man that was shot this weekend in Dallas, he had all kinds of pipe bombs and everything, because he was blaming the police force for his child being taken away from him. I don’t know anything about that, but he went in an armored car to kill. The people standing by, said the police went too far. He had two pipe bombs in his armored vehicle. Where did he get that? It even had port holes in it where he could shoot at people, just like the police do in some places. He had automatic weapons. Then they wind up taking up for somebody like that. We live in a mixed up world. Lawlessness is taking over. The world is in an uproar. I thought maybe a few years ago we had seen the end of the Russian rule as it had been, but here we are flying an airplane this past week, a reconnaissance place, a big plane, and two Russian Migs go within twenty feet of it, underneath it. There is going to be something happen if these things keep happening because I don’t know if we have anybody in government that is willing to take it on. They let six more Gitmo prisoners out, three of them were Osama Bin Laden’s body guards. What are they going to do? Are they going to be peaceful little boys going back? Are they going to go back and mind their own business? Absolutely not. People like that should never have left the battlefield. You say, well you are awful. Look at the Bible days. Look what happened in the Old Testament. Look what is gong to happen in Zechariah 12. It is on us. We are living in that hour. The things Bro. Branham prophesied, we showed some of it this morning, What is next on the agenda? You have men that have retired, it is not the ones that are still in service, but men that have retired, say these things cannot keep on going. There are retired generals and different ones that are talking about it now. We are at the end, we cannot go another generation like this. We cannot go another ten years like this. The bottom is going to fall out of our economy. We are living on borrowed time right now,  because they are  printing paper money without anything to back it. They have let China have all our gold. Now the United States of America is in a hole to a communist country that at one time this nation was afraid of communism. Now we have socialism right in our country. President Reagan; thirty years ago, talked about the health care system. He said, when the government takes it over, that is the beginning of socialism. Was he wrong? No, he was not wrong. Here we are; thirty years later, look at it. I have a little bit of information on it. Just take your insurance policy and go to the hospital. These factories are going to turn it over to the government, they cannot afford it. You are going to wind up with a fifteen thousand dollar deductible. That is just a part of it. The cost of medication is always increasing. Anything that is beneficial to people is being taken away. I am not trying to talk despair to you, I am just telling you the way things are, but we have hope. I am not trying to paint a gloomy picture unto the saints of God, I am just letting you know what is happening in this world. I have different things I want to present in the next message ,if the Lord permits. There is an exit for the saints of God. I believe we are going to enter right up to the face of these things, because the Bible says we are not appointed unto wrath. I am glad. Somebody is going to make it, it might as well be you and me. The promise is unto us. We have a lot to live for in a dying world. The world does not know. The Catholic church has an observatory in Arizona, they claim they have already contacted outer space. It is bigger than anything NASA has. They believe they are going to contact extra terrestrial beings. I don’t doubt it, because there are still devils out there. Whatever they contact, I don’t want anything to do with it. Bro. Branham was asked by a priest one time, what do you think about the Catholic system. He said, I wish you had not ask me that. He said, it is the most out-of-here spiritual thing that there is. That Palmer that was on that video, he and his wife, I want to say something about that. He and his wife, he said they had a dynamic experience.  But then he got acquainted with the pope and his wife said she was  ready to go back to the Catholic Church because of it getting to be so spiritual. If that experience we have is not leading us into the truth, then I am afraid of it. If we are really born again, then the world is our enemy. The friendship of the world is enmity with God. I have some scriptures, Hebrews 4. That experience we have must draw us closer to God. It must take the world out of us and put some peace and happiness in us. How is it when we are at home, when we are on the highway: oh I would like to get hold of that person; he tried to crowd me off the road. If you made it, then go on. Oh if I was a curser, if that is your thought, examine yourself.  See if that is really inside you. I never was a curser and I do not intend to start now. Verse 9, listen to this. “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” Are you resting tonight? Have we ceased from our own ways? Sometimes it takes some a little longer than others. I smoked up until I was almost twenty two, but the Lord took that habit away from me instantly. It has not been that easy for everyone. Something that would bother some, will delivered another. Sometimes there is a struggle with some. There is that armor of Ephesians. It encloses us. Our armor is something to defend us, to fight off our feelings, our hurts. Somebody hurt me. You are still living. I am still living, we still have our life. We are not children. “For he that is entered into his rest, (not my rest, His rest. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we can do this by ourself.) he also hath ceased from his own words, (That old anger, peel it off. Self pity, the same. We are getting ready to leave this world. We are getting ready for the gates of pearl.) as God did from his.” God worked six days getting this thing lined out and on the seventh day He rested. He knew it was going to turn out alright. It will for us also, if we just turn it over to Him and say, Lord, I cannot fight this battle by myself; I give it to you. “Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, (That means to put off the old man. We know what bothers us: what hinders us. We know what is keeping us back. I am saying these things, but you know more than I do about your own personal situation. I know I preached about the Godhead,  not because of me, but because of Him: it opened up some avenues to people to where there should be no deception in it. If you are fooled, it is because you have let it happen. It is all there. It is in the book. I did not do it to cause questions, nor to cause people not to fellowship with us. I know what happened in Norway, but I was not preaching it to Norway. Somewhere, someone in the United States asked me the question. It hit some people hard. I say tonight: How can two people walk together except they agree? You might say, well I will just agree a little bit, I don’t want to break fellowship. As far as I am concerned, it is already broken.) lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Unbelief is one word that has a lot of avenues. It can take you down the road of sin, but most of all it can take you away from God. I am not talking about what sometimes Satan will put in your mind. I am talking about being in agreement with it. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, ( we will die within ourselves, or we will die with the world if we allow Satan to fill our mind with unbelief; doubt. The Word of God is powerful. Think of the woman that had suffered twelve years, she was suffering when Jesus was still a young man, a teenager. There is no way she could get help then. Those Pharisees and Sadduccees did not have anything to help her. Oral Roberts, Billy Graham and T. L. Osborne at one time had a ministry, but   they had no answers. If all you have, which is a great thing, is just salvation, then you can wind up as a foolish virgin. Without a revelation, you will. He must know us inwardly. He will speak to us and we will say, that is right, thank you Lord. Then we can sing “He touched me, oh He touched me. Oh, the joy that fills my soul.” Praise Him in the morning, Praise Him in the noon time, Praise Him when the sun goes down. There doesn’t have to be a bunch of people around. You do not have to be heard by anyone but God. We sang a song this morning, a happy song. I kept it on my mind and sang within myself most of the afternoon, because it was a happy song. It made me happy.) piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, (What is it saying, it will get inside you. Let God get inside and see what He will do. Let Him do what He wants to do. Can we just say, Yea Lord? Dividing of soul and spirit. We have a spirit in us, that must be submitted to that Spirit of  God that dwells in us. Our spirit is what we make decisions with. Our soul is something that will feed us in the right direction and tell us when we are wrong, or tell us when we are right. I would rather He tell me I am right, than tell me I am wrong. As I said this morning, lift up the hands that hang low. You might think, you do not know what I am going through, but He does: turn it over to Him.) and of the joints and marrow, (It gets right down to where we live, all the way down into the bone. We have a physician, a great Physician. I like to know what God is doing. I like to know what He is doing to His people and for His people. I know some of you are going through things, but don’t let it get you down.) and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Our aim and our ambition and our desire is all known of God. Your job may not be there next month, but God will be there. We are not guided by thoughts, by intents, wondering what we are going to do next. Our heavenly Father knows what is best for us: He knows what is best for you. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” We do not have to go through things alone. He knows about tomorrow. There are brothers and sisters that are in businesses and things, where they have to plan ahead. Just don’t plan too much in the future. We are going to get out of here, and that business is going to be left behind.  “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, (There used to be a song, I am glad Jesus came, Glory to His name, Oh what a friend is He. He so freely gave His own life to save, and set us free. that is passed into the heavens, (That means contact. I don’t know much about electricity, but I know when you flip that little switch, there is contact made. It goes all the way back to the box in the house and that box goes back to the line, and that line goes back to the high lines. Those high lines go to some plant somewhere. When we are saved, it goes further than the preacher. It is good for somebody to shake my hand, but that is not going to save you, because He is the power source we look to.) Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” When  trials  and tests come, keep looking up. The stars are there in the daytime, we just don’t see them for the light of the sun. I crawled down in a dug well one time. They told me, look up and you will see stars. They were right, they were there. Our Father will not fail us. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Every day that Jesus  ministered, there was somebody that challenged Him. People would like to do that to us. I am not really challenged by peoples’ ideas, and you don’t have to be either. We have an anchor. We have the Word of God that has been taught to us. I want to be sure I have held onto the things that have been ministered unto me. God has a five fold ministry in this hour, to take His children on. This is what Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson both said. It will be a five fold ministry that will finish this out. A lot of people will say Bro. Branham had it all, he was our perfection. He was not that: He was the prophet to this age, to bring us to the truth. We cannot look to man for salvation: That comes from our heavenly Father, and we have a High Priest to take our petitions to the Father. You cannot do  any better than that. You cannot go any further than that.  “Let us therefore come boldly (You have a right. You have a right to believe. You have a right to depend on Him. He said come boldly…) unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Brother Allen: you don’t know what I go through. What would trials have been without Him? That is my question. Come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy. Paul taught things that we are now just catching on to. That we might find grace in the time of need. See? In the time of need, in the time of sorrow. When we see nothing but gloom, He will push it back. He will take the  the film away. He will take the hurt away. He will take the pain away. There will be peace in the time of trouble. 1st Corinthians 13. “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, (love) I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” It is possible to do so. It is a possibility to speak in tongues, not really have a true love of God, because it is a gift. But what have you become? What have I become? Or what have they become? Just sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal, a little chatter. “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; (That is going a long way. I never want to get to where I know it all, Revelation ceases then. We have to be open to the Spirit of God, and let His  love fill our hearts.) and though I have all faith, (He is going right down the line naming those gifts. What he is saying, is that these gifts are given for service: not for show off. The Bible says love covers a multitude of sins. It is that love of God He places within our hearts.) so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (Nothing) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, (I told you this before, mother Theresa has been so lifted up, and she has now become a saint in the Catholic Church. The church world bought her a mansion to live in. She moved all the nuns that were around her into it. She felt like this was too much. So she tore all the carpet up and threw it out the window. They had furnished it with all the nice things. She took mattresses off the beds and threw them out the windows. She became a millionaire many times over. She would not spend the money, because that made her look worldly. She died without that money being spent. She admitted, I don’t even know if there is a God or not. They lifted  her up to heaven, yet she was as a fool. You cannot work your way there.  We can’t buy our way.) and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, (What about Paul, look at his ministry. Look at what he went through, the days and hours of opposition. He even got to the place, he said it would be better if I went on, but for the church’s sake it was necessary for him to be here.) and is kind, charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.” Especially to that brother or sister, or that neighbor. “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in truth.” Hallelujah! Thank God for truth! “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” He is getting happy now. He is getting ready to peach. “Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” These are gifts will not be needed in the Millennium, because the Bible says we will know even as we are known. “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” We will know as we are known. Nobody will be hiding behind the bush. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; (Now we  see through a glass darkly.) but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” It is greater than hope, greater than faith, because love worketh no ill to his neighbor. We can be a thirty fold Christian and still have love. You don’t have to be a preacher, or a singer. We will have  love one for another, because that is the proof that we are children of God. If we cannot love our neighbors which we see, we cannot love God which we cannot see in the physical. Amen

Time Is Running Out – Part 5

Rev. James Allen


We are starting right where we left off in April Edition.

I pray that this message will be of help: and especially that it be of understanding to all.“If, ye serve strange gods, then He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that He hath done you good.” Some might say, Oh, that is all under the Law. The Law had nothing to do with that. “And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord.” That was the answer he was looking for. He wanted to challenge them. I challenge your faith tonight. I also challenge my faith. As I read there in the 3rd chapter of 1st Corinthians this morning, we are workers together with God, God’s husbandry. We are God’s building. Then he talks about us being the temple of God, a place for God to dwell in. What do we have for Him to dwell in? There is the song, prepare the dwelling place. Only a holy God can dwell in these vessels that we have presented unto Him in holiness and true righteousness. “And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve Him. And they said, We are witnesses.” This is Joshua’s last message that he would ever preach, because at the end of this he dies at one hundred and ten years old. If this was my last message, would I make it any different? Or would I say, let us strive together? The battle is the Lord’s but He expects us to take up arms. “Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel. He had to remind them twice; get rid of those things. You know how Jacob loved Rachel. He loved her above Leah, but to me, Leah was a better woman. But this was the one Jacob’s eyes fell upon. Here she leaves her father’s house and comes into another land, and she has carried other false gods with her. When her father came looking for his gods, what did she do. She acted like something was wrong with her and sit down on them to hide them. They could not do that any more; in these worldly churches: They don’t have enough clothes on to cover much of anything. If it ever gets that way in Faith Assembly, I will point you out. We are not here to present flesh: we are presenting a life that God can be proud of when He sees us on the street. He sees every move we make. When we see our brothers and sisters on the street, we can be proud of them. I hope Sis. Helena will not care if I mention something about her. She reminded me of something. One day I met her in a store and I went to her and was just as friendly as I am here. She never forgot that. She said, thank you for being that way to me. What other way would I be; if I am a Christian? She is my sister, whether she be sitting in here or whether she be out there at Wal-Mart, or any other place. She is my sister in this great spiritual family. You are my sisters and my brothers. I love you just the same: whether at Wal-Mart or some other place; as I do at Faith Assembly. Why would I not be friendly with you, wherever I meet up with you?. I am not elevating myself like the pope does himself. God has given me an office, but that is all he gave me, an office, and an opportunity to walk before Him in a way that pleases Him. The important thing about it is how I use that office. I do not want my brothers and sisters to feel like I belong on a pedestal. I belong with you. We are going to reign together because we are serving the same God and we are going to rule together. “And the people said unto Joshua, The Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.” That is what he wanted to hear all along. He desired an answer, he could see things. He was getting ready to leave the scene and he could see things coming. Bro. Branham would say, I am a dying man to a dying nation. He called himself an old man and he was only fifty five years old. He could feel himself fading, he said he could. “So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which He spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.” Is that stone going to talk? Absolutely not; but it is sitting there as a reminder, this is where we made a covenant with the Lord, you promised this day. Every time you walk by that rock, you are going to see something. You are going to see a promise that you made. Every time I go by Faith Assembly, I look at this place and I know this is the place that God has done something in times past, and in this time also. Some may say it is just a building but I say it is not an unholy place, because the teaching of the scripture has been placed here and it is a witness to these that pass by. You cannot replace the witness. “So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance. And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old.” I would say he put out a pretty strong message, his last message. Let us go to 1st Kings, the 18th chapter. This is Elijah the Tishbite. He was of the Tishbite family. Let us start with this: And it came to pass after many days, that the Word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.”1st verse. ” In the third year, That is the third year there had not been any rain. You do not read a good deal about Elijah before he appears, but his first message was a challenge. God had taken care of his servant for more than three years. James said three and one half years. When there was no water, when there was no food, and when the stock market had gone: That made it a good lesson for all. God took care of Elijah. He could read Psalms. At that time there were the Psalms. I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor the seed of God begging bread. “And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.” This was one hundred years after David had left the scene. Think of it: only one hundred years. Look how far Israel had gone. They were worshipping Baal. Jezebel had four hundred prophets of her own, that she fed daily. That was kind of like the White House is now: they always take care of their own. They are going to send them to the best schools, and they are going to have the best insurance. In this nation, we have become servants. Well God is getting ready to call attention to somebody. God has sent warning after warning after warning; to no avail. The Midwest, on out further west, it is washing away. They have tornadoes; sometimes thirty or forty a day. Earthquakes where there is no record of ever having been any there before. Well that Elijah spirit, which is that eagle spirit, is still fluttering over this nation: over this people. I am looking for great things, but there is going to have to be some things settled first. As Joshua challenged the people, I challenge all of us tonight, myself included. If you want to be an influence to somebody, be the right kind of influence. “And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly: For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.” He was a man that feared God. He knew Elijah was a prophet of God. Let us go to verse 17, “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?” Putting the blame on somebody else. But Elijah did not care: he was not going to take that stuff. “And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim. Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which did eat at Jezebel’s table. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? (There are many people that this does not affect, but on the other hand, there are some. Art thou he that troubleth Israel?) if the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” They were afraid of Ahab. They are not going to say anything as long as they feel like it don’t affect them. But the Word of God affects all of us in this hour. We have responsibilities. “Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks, (He is going to be fair with them.) and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.” Now they answered. They are saying, that is fair enough. “And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.” He did not want any wild fire. That is no test. If you put fire under it, then that is no test. “And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.” It sounded like a good old Pentecostal meeting. Bro. Creech and I went to a meeting somewhere, one time, I will not say where. He said, he had always wanted to go and I said, well I wanted to go too. So we got together and went. It was some woman preacher with a big church. We sat down, and there was a man at the microphone. I did not know what he was doing at first, until I caught on. He was speaking in tongues. This went on about a half hour. Every once in awhile somebody would come up and they would say something to him and he would talk with them. Then when they left, he would begin again, speaking in tongues. That went on for about a half hour. When that half hour was over, it was dark in there, real dark. Along about 7:30, it was on a Wednesday night, we did not miss Faith Assembly service to go there. About 7:30 the lights came on. Everybody started running in circles. Little children two years old, were running too. They ran and ran until they got tired. Then they sat down and the preacher started preaching. I did not know what she was preaching about for a long time. I thought she was saying good servant and bad servant, until’ you remember those colorful snakes K-Mart used to have? Fluffy looking snakes. She began to pull them out of a box. She was talking about the good serpent and the bad serpent. Bro. Creech looked at me and said, there are plenty in here, right? There was O Baal, hear us. Old Baal had no ears, he has no mouth. He is just a piece of wood. To somebody with a depraved mind. That is what has entered into America today, depraved minds, bringing all their gods from the far east and everywhere else. They have mixed it with religion. They talk about Mohammad, they talk about Buddha, but they don’t talk about Jesus Christ: the only one that can save them. There is salvation in no other name, other than the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Is our actions tonight helping us? Are we growing more spiritual. Is it bringing us closer to God? O Baal hear us. But there was no voice, nor any answer. They leaped upon the altar. “And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, (You might think I don’t have any right to say what I do. I am just mocking sin, mocking attitudes, feelings, things that are not going to get us one bit closer to God. Things sometimes not only stand in our way, but in others’ way.) and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradverture he sleepeth, and must be awaked.” Do you see anything wrong with that. Do you see anything wrong with Elijah’s message? Do you? Answer me. “And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.” My! He had no answer. Nobody said anything. No Baal. It is getting serious there. It is a serious time that we are living in. God is taking us all to the cleaners. I welcome it. “And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied (They prophesied. One prophesied, and another prophesied against that prophecy. That is the way it has been through time. When someone did not like a prophecy: they would prophesy against that one. They prophesied…) until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded. And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name. And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid them on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.” He is making everything seem impossible. Try to start a fire with something like that and see if it burns. “And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy Word. Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.” How many want God to abide in your heart? How many are willing to make a place for Him: let Him abide in you, and let Him have His right of way? We are getting close to the end. We are going to have to make a choice. “Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, (If we want the fire of the Lord to fall in Faith Assembly, we have to turn our heart’s back to God. Then say, thank you Lord: I lift my hands in praise unto you Father! Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!) The fire of the Lord consumed the burnt offering…) and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.” God sent a big bolt of lightening on a clear day. God will do something when we are least expecting it; if we give our heart’s to Him and listen to the message He has inspired His servants to proclaim. God isfor us, not against us. You are not here today by your choosing, you are here by His choice. “And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, the Lord, He is the God; the Lord, He is the God.” Can we say that tonight? Can we repeat with Elijah, the Lord, He is God. Say it again! The Lord, He is God. “And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; and let not one of them escape. I say; do not let this Word escape from you tonight. Take that old spirit that would plague you, kill it: get rid of it.) And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.” The blessings will fall as we prepare for them. Do you feel the rain? I can feel the rain. Praise God! I don’t want to see any gloom tonight! I want to see some happiness. I want to see some bonds broken. Starve the devil: refuse to give him any place. Get rid of him; by the authority God has given you to resist him. God is worthy to be praised and served.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

5-31-15

This is a critical time in America. As we are in that critical time: we see God’s judgment now taking place all around us. It has been said by some, that we are already in WW3, and that it just has not yet blossomed as we know it will. Actually the world war will be Armageddon, but there are a lot of things to be settled before Armageddon comes into the picture. That is what we are looking at this morning, the settling of things, especially for Israel. God is looking down on that little nation in this day and hour of time. Much is being pushed and taught, even some Israelis are against Judaea. We know, looking into the scriptures, that there has to be something come out of Judaea. It has got to be the first part of it, before Ephraim, which represents the twelve northern tribes, which was some of Joseph, but when you reference Ephraim, you are really looking at the ten northern tribes. When Jacob got ready to bless his children, he came to the sons of Joseph and his arms were crossed. When Joseph brought his two sons to him, and when he reached out to touch them, even though he was more or less blind at that time, because he was dying, but as he reached out to bless them, his hands crossed. His right hand went to the younger one. Joseph corrected him, saying, this is wrong. He said, God has crossed my hands. Maybe not in those words, but that is the way it happened: his hands were crossed and the younger one got the blessing. We know that in the cross there is our benefit, our help. God did that early on to show His blessings upon the children of Israel, upon the two sons of Joseph. Ephraim was going to represent the ten northern tribes. We see in Revelation 7 where Joseph’s name is mentioned again, Bro. Branham thought that was knocking out the tribe of Ephraim as well, and we know he did as far as the 144,000, the tribe of Dan, which he put Manasseh in his place. We know by looking at scripture that the reference to Joseph is really a reference to Ephraim too. Ephraim was not knocked out of that tribe, he was in the tribe of Joseph. God has a way of speaking to us, if we have ears to hear. I don’t say these things to dispute what Bro. Branham said, I say it to be correct. We are fifty years down the road now. December 19th was when Bro. Branham had the wreck, it will be fifty years. All indications now, are that there are going to be some happenings in the last part of this year and next year. Starting in September, is the beginning of Jubilee, the fiftieth year. It goes for one year of time. There is a lot of things happening, a lot of things we are looking forward to. There are a lot of things happening in this time. We see the stock market has nothing to back them. There is no gold, it is just paper. That paper can lose its value real soon, because Russia and China are working on something now to knock the dollar out. They claim it is going to be soon, that they will be able to do that. The world trade is all working under the dollar. Years ago the United States went to Saudi Arabia and they made a deal with them, that if Saudi Arabia would accept the dollar for the oil exchange, then that would be what it was, because the oil supply thirty and forty years ago, came from Saudi Arabia. Now Saudi Arabia has been deceived by the president and them, and they have been given over to Iran. The U.S. government is working with Iran now instead of Saudi Arabia. Some of those countries that they had been friendly with, now Saudi Arabia is beginning to feel like they are going to have to go alone, as well as Israel. Really, they are looking to Israel for help. So is Egypt. They will not come out and say it, but really, they are looking for Israel to help save them. Now ISIS has taken over Libya, as well as Syria: They have already taken half of that, and they are thinking of going into Lebanon next. As they do these different maneuvers, they have more or less taken over Iraq, because the Iraqi soldiers have been given armament from the United States twice in the last six months; they have run off and left it, because they are afraid of ISIS. They got all that equipment from us, and just ran off and left it. They even pulled their uniforms off and left them with everything. ISIS is nothing but a devil. They kill little children and women, rape and make slaves of them according to their own desire, and kill the men. One little boy had given his heart to the Lord a few weeks ago. His mom and dad were caught by ISIS along with him. They asked the mom and dad to repent and accept ISIS, to accept Muslimism. They refused. They cut the little boy in half. Do not tell me that is not the devil! You are seeing a foreshadow of what is going to happen under the Catholic system later on. The church world does not know what Babylon is. They think it is America now. They just go from one thing to another. Or they think Muslimism is the antichrist. See? God is leading them all the way around. They believe in the antichrist. They believe in some of these things, but they are letting it turn out to be something altogether different that what it really is. Do not ever forget; it is going to be the pope, whether it be this one or the next one. There are not going to be that many more. There cannot be, because we are too close to the end. Here we are, the world is sitting on dynamite, ready for the fuse to be lit. They are letting it go. Obama pulled all the troops out of Iraq three years ago, now look at it. They have said, if they had just left ten thousand in there, then they could not have done what they have done. Because ISIS started out with eight thousand, but now they have fifty thousand, in just the last six months. That evil thing is growing. Our world is falling apart. For you and me not to recognize what is going on, is a tragedy if we don’t. The Bible tells us very plainly what we are to do and who we are to acknowledge. I will get into that. The United States, on the course they are moving, is going to be destroyed, except for one thing; the vision of George Washington, and the dream of Bro. Branham. It gives me hope, but it don’t keep us out of trouble, it has gone too far already. They are acknowledging the wrong God, and gods. We have let religion of different cultures come in here and multiply, which has happened in the last fifty some years. I can remember when I was a teenager, hearing things on the secular radio stations. You might ask, did you listen to them? I did, I was not a Christian. They called this country a country nation, that had been brought out of a wilderness. I can remember when there was not all these different things: big malls and all of that. We had little towns, and had grocery stores. They did not have much in them, because people had gardens and grew much of their own stuff. We did not have a lot, but we had enough that people could exist on. Now we live in a generation that would not even know what to do if conditions went back to that. I was nine years old when we got our first refrigerator. The only microwave we had was mom’s cook stove. It made good biscuits and whatever else needed to be cooked. Now, if people had to go back to that, they would be chopping their fingers off with an axe trying to make wood for the cook stove. I remember my dad splitting wood. He would hold that wood, and that axe would hit close to his finger every time. I never did try it, but it worked for him. There were a lot of things we did not have, and did not have a lot of money. The old saying was, being poor was not a disgrace, it was just unhandy. In this day and hour; many people are depending on the government for everything they need. Nearly half the country is on food stamps. Food stamps don’t chop wood. Food stamps don’t grow gardens. It is said, that New York City has only a half day of needed food at any time. That is all they have, because it is delivered to them and taken off the shelves as it is delivered. If a tragedy hits this nation, then what are they going to do. They have plenty of rats, billions of them. Some of them are as big as cats. I feel bad for this nation in one way, because we have not humbled ourselves as a nation. I believe true Christian people have humbled themselves, but we should not take what we believe lightly: because we are at a crossroads of time. We have never been here before. We have had three blood moons, and one more to go. It just happened that they have all come on Jewish holy days. Those holy days were not set up by man, and man did not cause the moon to turn to blood. The sun eclipsed on a certain day of the Jewish calendar when the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. That might sound ironic to some people, but there is something to all of it. A person cannot set dates, but God knows what is going to happen. If we knew everything , we would be able to plan for it; but not knowing everything, we can and should plan for it to some degree. When Amos saw his day and hour, he said O Israel, prepare to meet thy God. I guess that would be my cry this morning to the saints of God, prepare to meet God, because He is holy and expects us to be holy as well. If you are planning for your children to miss everything, or young people, if you are planning to miss everything, you are being very foolish. What do I mean by that? I mean that you are going to have opposition. How would you like to have been that mom and dad, that just because they had recognized Christ the way they had, not knowing what we know scripturally, had to watch their ten year old son be cut apart by a bunch of devils? They claim ISIS is here in this country. Let us not be like an ostrich and put our head in the sand, thinking it is going to pass, or think we can hide in a basement somewhere and it will just pass over us. Brothers and sisters, I feel for the young people. How many were standing here this morning, innocent. Some of them have already given their hearts to the Lord. They recognized that they were sinners. They had not robbed anyone. They had not stolen anything. They have not been out here in the world to commit all these things, but something happened inside; when Jesus said, come unto me, all ye that labor. Are you laboring under some situation this morning. He will give you rest. We cannot fight all these battles by ourselves, because we do not have a monopoly over our very lives. We have to turn it over to Him (Jesus)and say, here I am Lord. On the day of Pentecost, I was thinking about this the other day, how that one hundred and twenty disciples were in an upper room. They were told what would happen; In Luke 24:49 Jesus said to them: I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. They were going to get a breath of fresh air, something they had never breathed before. They were sitting there, maybe praying, I do not know exactly, what they were doing, but they were there waiting. Jesus told them to wait. There, they sat, just waiting, they did not know how long they were to wait; And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. They were actually speaking in a language they had not learned, and I want to say plainly: it was not just jibber jabber: it was words that were understood by people of other nations, because the Spirit of God enabled some of them to speak in a language that those visiting Jews from other nations spake at home. Every Jew that came to Jerusalem to observe the feast of Pentecost, heard someone speaking his home language. Is anything too hard for God? As God ordains it, when we get in the Spirit and in the right frame of mind; we will experience the same thing. The apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 14:5, I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Those disciples that were told to wait;; might have thought it would be in the afternoon, or the next day. But all of a sudden, what they were waiting for came upon the scene: may God do something in Faith Assembly all of a sudden. He will when we get our mind’s where this is our greatest desire; and nothing else is hindering. There they were, waiting. They probably just come there a little earlier that morning. It does not mean they were sleeping there. He told them to wait in Jerusalem. There they were; maybe they were talking and saying, I wonder what is going to happen today? It did not happen the first day, nor the second: It did not happen the second day. It did not even happen the fifth day or the sixth, or seventh day. It simply says; “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all with one accord in one place.” In one accord, in one place. Does that tell us anything? God knows. God knows when we are all going to, (maybe I should not say this, but I will). When we get our heart’s right: (I am not accusing anybody). I am just saying us. I want to escape. I want to get out of here; because we live in a wicked and adulterous generation. Matthew 24:11. “And many false prophets shall rise, (many shall rise) and shall deceive many.” I did not see it, but Mary Lou was telling me about it. Joel Osteen lives in a mighty mansion. They are getting their reward right now. They will not preach against anything. They will not call for people to repent: That is out of their category. But we see the building burning and if there is anybody in there for rescue, we want to be able to see them rescued. We see a nation that is ready to get hit. How many remember 9/11? The malls were closed. What are young people going to do? Also the tattoo parlors are going to be closed. Women and men walking around with their arms colored, looking like snakes. They were talking to young people in jail on the news program. They talked to one young man, he said, I need to get my life straightened up, I need a job. Here he had tattoos all the way up here, on his neck. Who is he going to work for? These little earrings, looking like something that has some kind of growth. Children do not need that. All this paint and stuff, the only place that needs to be, is on a barn. Many false prophets. I am not saying they are not sincere, I believe they are, but they are sincerely wrong. This one teaches Revelation this way or that way, but it is really the revelation of Jesus Christ, Him being revealed. That is what Revelation Chapter 1 says. If there are many false prophets, if it was not for radio and television, you would not know anything about it, but they are out there drawing them in. Money, money, money. One preacher was preaching, and said, you cannot buy yourself into heaven, you cannot buy salvation. When he got through preaching he took up an offering. This man said to him, I thought you said you cannot buy salvation. He said, it is just like water, you have pay to get it into your house. Faith Assembly could not operate and keep doing what it is doing without money, but you do not hear that Sunday morning and Sunday night, then Thursday night. We do not have to take up offerings. True saints know what to do to keep their life in line with the Word o God. I know there is somebody supporting this work, and I appreciate it. I know that my brothers and sisters feel a desire to please od. God loves a cheerful giver. “And because iniquity shall abound, (It SHALL abound. Iniquity is lawlessness. The month of May, since the problem in Baltimore took place, crime is up forty percent, simply because the police are afraid to arrest people that are acting up. There were thirty six murders in the month of May. They told that on the news yesterday in Baltimore. Somebody is wrong. We have got our country bogged down now, in Iran. Kerry is over there; heading to all the different nations, but God did not let him go. He still had four nations to attend, and he fell off a bicycle and broke his leg. This nation is going, as the old saying goes, at break-neck speed to where? I am looking at a Savior, and looking at a God that can control things, but because iniquity and lawlessness run rampant in America, and around the world: He lets every cup get filled to the brim. They used to say, Jews, go home, but now that the Jews in various places are going home, they enemies claim that Israel is not their home. Turkey said this week, that Israel is theirs. We will see about that! ISIS has moved into Lebanon. The next place on their agenda is Israel, but there, is where they will meet their Waterloo. They have the means to do something about it, because they have the armament, but more than anything else they have God to deal with. Brothers and sisters, we have God to fight our battles with the enemy, if we are holding His hand, and He will fight every battle we meet! Maybe you think I am getting loud, but I feel like it.) the love of many shall wax cold.” Did you ever hear an old man or an old woman say; I have lived this way all my life, I am not going to change; and they mean it. This nation has got to a place, where they are saying, we are not going to change. Look at Texas. Texas is not any worse than any other state, but God is teaching Texas a lesson. What is it going to be; when it goes to another state? They have done better than most states, because people are moving there. That is because they were not taking all their money. Now the state is overrun with water, rivers, dams bursting. A river rose forty feet overnight. It took houses. One woman in her house said, I could hear the houses banging against each other. The love of many has waxed cold. We live in a time when we have a government, and people that vote their pocketbook. We have government leaders that do not aim to change, no matter what. They see the nation: I hate to say this, they see the nation going to hell. I hope you know what I mean by that. They see it, but they will not change their ways. They just let it go. It comes down to the individual, the Bible says many false prophets shall deceive many. “But he (that means he or she) that shall endure unto the end the same shall be saved.” We are not Charles Atlas, holding the whole world up, but we are individuals. David did not kill the giant by strength. He did not kill the lion with his strength. He did not kill the bear with his strength. He killed it with the spirit of God. You have seen pictures of Samson, a strong man. God does not get any glory out of the strength of man. He gets glory out of showing Himself through man, or through His daughters, and through Israel. What did God say to Hezekiah? The battle is not yours, the battle is mine. God said to little David, the battle is mine. You have to say that this morning. You have to say it and you have to believe it above anything else. Endure. Paul said to Timothy, endure as a good soldier. There have been women in the Fox’s book of martyrs, a young girl sixteen years old, fixing to be stretched out of joint. That would hurt. A man right before, was stretched to the point he recanted. They loosed the screws and let him go. He expired right there. That sixteen year old girl said, thou fool, if you had just waited one minute. One minute makes a big difference at times. We are going to escape tribulation. That last three and one half years is going to be tribulation just like you are seeing by ISIS, but it is going to be another religion, so called Christianity. The Church is going to escape that because obedience is better than sacrifice. I do not put my money back there in that hole for sacrifice. I am glad to get it out of my hands: it is not mine. He gave me everything I have, and much more than I deserve. Sometimes you feel like giving it all away. You have to mow the lawn, take the car to the car wash, or let it sit out in the rain and let the Lord wash it. I hear some of you laughing, so I guess you have done that too. I have done it. He that shall endure unto the end, if we just stop at that, we have no answer, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” It does not mean your experience with God is no good, it does not mean that, but what you do from there on proves what you got back here. It really does. Trials come to all of us. Trouble, disappointment, heartache. Let me see your hand: how many in here have never had a disappointment? “And this gospel of the kingdom (We have not cut it short; we have not compromised it. I am not compromising here this morning. Last Sunday night everybody was sitting so still: I was wondering what they were thinking. Are they getting what I am saying? Or are they hating what I am saying? But I just kept going on. When it was time for prayer, then it showed. The Almighty God will get right down to where we live, if we let Him. I did not say, I am going to get on that toe, and I am going to get on that toe. I did not know. I do not know what you watch on television. Neither do I know what you say. I do not know what you read. I do not know how you live. I hope I am not disappointed, but I would rather be disappointed than for God to be, because He knows it all. I am not a pope; trying to poke into your business. I remember one fellow who used to come to church here: He is dead now, but he said he was a Catholic, and every Friday they had to go confess to the priest. He said he went to confession and did not have anything to confess. The priest told him to go back and think. He went back to think, then came back and said, I still do not know anything I have done. The priest got mad at him. It makes me think of the story Bro. Kevin told last week. Years ago,on one of his jobs, he was sixteen years old, and had to make a delivery to a Catholic church. He went inside, and there was no one in there. He saw a table with all these candles lit, and he thought they had forgot to blow them out, so he thought he would do a good deed and blow them out. So Bro. Kevin blew them all out. He said he did not know that was for purgatory, and he did not know how many people he sent to hell that night. That was a funny story. I thought it was worth telling again. This gospel of the kingdom…) shall be preached (It shall be preached; that is why we are doing it. It is not maybe. This gospel of the kingdom, may be it will be preached, it might have an affect, it might do some good, but it is going to cause somebody to endure unto the end. It is going where it is supposed to go. I heard that China, which I hated to hear, that they are building, this was on the News this week. They are building sandbars six hundred miles out in the south China Sea. They are ten thousand feet long runways for military bases. They have said that Taiwan and the Philippines are theirs. I hated to hear that, because of my brothers and sisters in the Philippines. I know, that at one time there were people sending money here from Taiwan. This world is being overrun by evil. When I heard that, I immediately thought about Bro. Jimmy and Sis. August, the brothers and sisters in the Philippines. They were talking about the ten worst nations for persecution of Christianity by Islam, and by Communism, they were talking about it last night on the News, and they went down the list of the ones that were being persecuted by Islam, they got to the last one, it was North Korea. They will not even tolerate a person with a verse of scripture to go in there. The devil is having his heyday. The people in the United States are turning it over and saying, here it is. They are greeting Muslimism and Hinduism, all these pagan religions. I remember the only religious people you had here when I was growing up, was either Protestant or a few Catholics. That is where I grew up. Now here is where we are today We have a picture up here, of a tent. Do you know what that is? That is where people go in the armed forces to talk to the chaplain, in times past. Now they have had to take this away. (The cross) I remember when Obama went and talked to the people in Boston University. He made them cover every cross. He says he is a Christian. Think about it a minute: It is anti-christ. Remember the Senate and Congress, they will not do anything about it. Why? They are afraid they are going to lose votes. The Republican party will not stand up for anything, because they are afraid they will not get in the white house again. You can have your Jeb Bush, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, head of congress, they will not stand for anything, because they want the white again. Not Harry Reid, they have already got it. They are not voting for sanity, they are voting for insanity. On the day of prayer, just a few days ago, an army general who was a chaplain called for prayer for the nation. They fired him. He just called for prayer and they fired him. What goes on in Texas goes on in other places also. God has spared us here in this area. I am thankful to Him that He has. Live for God and He will protect you. That does not mean you will never have a sickness again. It does not mean you will never have a headache or anything like that. You are protected from those unseen things. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; (If they do not get it, it is not our fault, because every month there are thousands and thousands of hits on the internet. Some watch, some do not. It is a witness to those that do not. It is a witness unto all nations. They have the internet, and they can find it. Our brothers and sisters in South Africa found it. When that preacher, who used to preach in this pulpit, did not even let the people know about the internet. He would get the Contender paper of Bro. Jackson’s messages. He would wait two or three months before he gave them out. He would preach the messages that Bro. Jackson had preached, then let the people have the papers. He would say, See, we preach the same thing. No wonder: he was a copy cat.) and then (Then, brothers and sisters, we are near then end.) shall the end come.” Then, shall, that, that word is used before that, then shall the end come. We are right here watching and waiting.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

5-31-15

The Lord is good, He is good all the time. We thank Him for that. I think I got one chapter this morning in the book of Matthew. That was just three or four verses, but sometimes you just feel led to go in another direction you had not planned yourself. I know it is that way with me, I just have to say Lord, you direct me to suit your will and purpose; because we are not here to please ourselves, we are here to please Him. If the Word hits my flesh, by the words I say, then I am responsible as well as you are. Truly the Lord is leading His ministry in this hour of time; to say things that sometimes has not been spoken at other times an unction of things that have been spoken. We praise His name for His grace to us, for the day and hour He has given us to be able to live in His Word. May He be praised in it all. I want to go to Matthew 16 tonight. The Jews always referred back to Moses: they would never let go of that. They compared Moses to the words that Jesus was speaking. This is not the way Moses said it. Many times it is that way today; in this hour of preparing the bride to meet the Bridegroom. You did not say it like Bro. Branham, you did not say it like Bro. Jackson did. As long as it is carrying the same message, the exact same words are not that important: the message is what counts, the truth of the Word of God. You are not trying to do something opposite, or to preach something different, but sometimes, just like the godhead: this was something that needed unction in words that would get it straightened out in some people’s mind’s. Just like other things that my brothers have spoken about. I remember years ago when Bro. Bud brought out Isaiah 52:8, in a way that had not been spoken before. When we see eye to eye, then that is bringing unity, not just among the ministry, but unity to all genuine believers. That is what we are still preaching: unity. We have people today, that are just like in Jesus’ time; when they quoted Moses. Moses said this, Moses said that. They were not willing to go any further. Even Jesus told them: he spoke of me, which he did, when he said a prophet shall the Lord thy God raise up unto you, like unto me, Him shall ye hear and every one that will not hear will be cut off from among the people. As I read from Matthew 24 a couple weeks ago, where they were talking about the scripture. He was more or less saying that Jerusalem is going to fall. He cried over it and said, Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem, if you had known the day of your visitation! If you had only known the day of your visitation, but you did not know it, so your house is left unto you empty. He even said He would be willing to gather them together as a chicken or hen does her brood. I lived on a farm. I remember when a chicken hawk would fly over, that hen would let out a cluck and those little chickens would run under her wings. She was warning them. The little chickens would scramble to get under her because they knew that was their protection. That is what Jesus was referring to. He knew something about farm life. He knew about fishing. He used those illustrations: just like when He talked about the corn of wheat and when He said He would make His disciples fishers of men. He caught more fish at one time than the disciples ever did, by fishing all night. He brought them into the boat of Peter and, and they began to sink, and they had to get into another boat. Today, the message we know and understand is not accepted by the world churches. You cannot do anything about it because it has already been spoken, just like those words were to the Jews. Matthew 13:47, where it speaks about a net being cast into the sea and gathering of every kind. We have seen it fulfilled, Methodists, Baptists, Catholic, unbelievers, make believers, and then there are the true believer. That is the one out of all of it that He is actually after. There is just one thing He was after when He said the net was cast into the sea, because He tells about all those others. If people listen to scripture, they would know what He was talking about. They would know, when He was talking about the net being cast into the sea and gathering of every kind, they were gathered. Because He said many are called, but few are chosen. They have these fish tournaments, they have a Bass tournament. They can catch a lot bigger fish than bass. They are not after carp, they are not after cat fish. I am sure, that they sometimes hook on to some of those others. I know nothing whatsoever about a bass tournament, I have just heard about them, and seen them on the News. I don’t know anything else about it, but I know they are not looking for anything else, other than what is announced for the competition. An almighty God is big enough to know what He is after. He is big enough to know where the catch is. Among all those that were dragged to the shore, most of them were thrown back into the water, because that were not what He was after. That is a perfect illustration of what the gospel of salvation through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ really is. Many are called; but few are chosen, or you could say, the chosen, because God knew from the foundation of the world: who would accept His offer of salvation. He is after hearts that will follow Him. When He called the twelve apostles He said, follow me. He did not give them a second choice. He never gave us a second choice in this hour either. I went to the Methodist church when, and when I told them to take my name off of their membership roll: I listened to the preacher preach. He got up and preached a message and said, if you are a good Methodist, when you go to another community, (he already knew I had left the Methodist church), or go to another city, then you will take your membership with the Methodist church to that city. I sat and listened to him. When he got through, I went to him and told him to take my name off. That hurts them because they just lost somebody they thought would be a benefit to them. We are in this (you could call it a race) to win, we are not in it to lose. Matthew 16:24, “Then said Jesus unto His disciples.” Sometimes Jesus was hard. Do you think the message I preached this morning, or last week was hard? Jesus deliberately preached things to test and separate the genuine believers from those who were just going along for whatever material gain they could get. You see His following, in various ways. After He had fed five thousand, the next day He said to the people, after they had eaten, and had even thought about making Him king, a very different turn of events. Just like when He said: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you. That was hard. He meant it at times to be hard ; because the believer is going to catch the true meaning, and it is not hard for them. Truth is not hard on a believer. It may get on our toes at times, but that works for our good. When I first heard serpent seed, it was just like a snap, the truth came to me. On the other hand there were people that said of Brother Branham, that the devil was the one inspiring him. Oh yeah, they accepted the bread and fish, they were willing to be pulled out of the water, but you get a fish out of water, it is not going to live long. Those other things, you can throw them back in because it is their nature. What do I mean by that, a fish will not live long after you get him out of water? We are not meant to live, we are meant to give our lives, take up our cross and follow Jesus. The cross is death, to the flesh, but the spirit is alive forever . Do you understand what I mean now? A fish out of water may lay there and flop a little while, but after awhile it gives up. A true believer will not fight and fight and fight. There may be certain things that makes them stumble, but somehow they will get up and they will realize; that is right, that was right all the time. I am not trying to make Jesus out as somebody being a hard taskmaster, but I am saying that He is going to wreck some that are not genuine,but He is gong to save others that are willing to follow Him in truth. Just like the scripture I read this morning that was saying strive to enter in. Push your way, do not let the devil push you off of the right track: you have a right to be there: you have a right to the tree of life. That tree of life is the Holy Ghost. I remember Bro. Branham talking about it. He said the serpent got to Eve before God did, before the Holy Ghost did. If sin had never happened, they would have received the Holy Ghost. There was no way the devil could have touched them. “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” As I was talking to you this morning, there is no way they could get me to be a chaplain. I would not fool with what they have to put up with. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” The world tonight, is after this or after that. They are conniving to acquire material gain; at the expense of losing their own soul. You have government leaders that are more conniving than what the Mafia is. They are not interested in us. They are interested in the next election, especially congress, because they are elected every two years. They start running for congress as soon as they are elected. They do not want to give it up. They claim, that once they get to Washington, they do not want to leave. You can see that. If they had put a cap on their stay there a long time ago, then maybe things would have been different, and our government would not be as disappointing as it is. They are talking about another election in Israel because they just have a 61-59 margin. They do not think the thing can last a full year without another election. Netanyahu said we will not give up any land, and we will not give up Jerusalem. Immediately after he was elected, he was talking about it, not Jerusalem, but Judaea. Go ahead and try it. You have got the opportunity. Try to throw out three hundred and some thousand people out of Judaea and see what you get. They expelled nine thousand out of Gaza, and they almost failed to get them out. That land belongs to nobody but Israel. It does not belong to the Palestinians. It does not belong to the U.N. either Neither does it belong to America. They had better leave it alone. Keep your hands off of that which is God’s land. Look at it in the 37th chapter of Ezekiel, the first thing that is converted, renewed, is the land, the mountains. You can see it going on. Israel is the only nation in the world that are able to salvage seventy three percent of their water. Spain is second with twenty three percent. California is so dry, the governor said you people have to conserve thirty percent. They have conserved four percent. They hired somebody from Israel to come and show them how to save water. They tried to tell them to get it from the sea and desalt it. They did not do it. California is getting ready to sink. Yellowstone Park is raising, then going down, then raising. They found out that underneath, it is twice as big as they thought: the fault line. What happened? What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah? What is it? How many states have accepted gay marriage already? Bruce Jenner made the front of women’s magazine; he is an ugly woman. I guess that is what he is, he does not know. The devil is taking over the mind of a lot of people. I read this morning, how He would turn them over to a reprobate mind to believe a lie. As Paul said, to believe a lie and be damned. Whosoever should save his life, shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it, Jesus said. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Brothers and sisters, God has given us great things. We could be out there in that quagmire, but we are not. We have given up carnal things for spiritual things; which will last forever. During the service this morning, I felt like something was just leaping out: It is getting close. That feeling is going to produce fruition. When it does, this whole assembly will shake as it did in the book of Acts. Shake us Lord! wake us to righteousness!let us not be stragglers. Brothers and Sisters: I am your pastor, not by choice, but I take my calling of God very serious and thankfully. How many want the Spirit of God to shake us loose from our normal routine and make all of us alive to spiritual reality? How many want that to just fill you to the uttermost, where we can say we are not our own, we have been bought with a dear price? God did not leave anything out on His part. Some of you young people are wanting something, and maybe some of the older people as well. How many realy do want more of what the Spirit of God can give? It will dissolve all doubts. It will take away fears. It will take away unbelief. It is just about here: I know it is coming. Bro. Branham said the Bride has not had a revival. Bro. Jackson comes along and says the same thing. She has not had a revival yet, but we have to be expecting it. We are the last generation. What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? I thought of that old song, what would you give in exchange for your soul? If today God called you away, what would you give in exchange for your soul? Life here is very short, I am learning that. When the Bible says life is a vapor, if you are twenty years old tonight, you think that life is long, but when you get to the age I am, you will see it has been very short, because your mind still works as it did when you were young. “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father.” What a day that is going to be, when my Savior I shall see. It says we shall see Him as He is, for ourselves and not another. You are going to see Him, I am going to see Him. We will not have to ask somebody else to show us. He is not going to be on a television screen. He will be everywhere. The presence of the Almighty is going to fill this earth as the water that covers the sea. I love Him tonight, I adore Him, I feel Him. He is here. That inspired me, the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father. Those things that trouble you, those aches and pains, give them over to Him. Give it all over to Him: He is able to take care of it all. We are not to be pitied: because He has made a way of deliverance for all. We are too strong for pity, because we have the Spirit of Him in us; that has conquered all adversaries. God has done too much for us: for anyone to feel hopeless about any situation. I am not saying that anyone will, but if you go to glory with a headache, it is going to be worth it all. That is just to makea point: I certainly do not believe anyone will. I believe the time is coming: even here already: when we no longer let our enemy rob us of God’s provision. Let’s quit feeling sorry for ourselves. That is making Him look small. You might think, there is nobody that hurts like I do. Sometimes there are things that come upon us that is worse than pain in the flesh. Sometimes you just have to throw it all off. Get rid of those things that trouble you, things that bother you. When you come to the altar to be prayed for, leave that thing there. Let us get settled in our mind, that God cares for us. We are important to Him. The Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father, so God has poured His glory out upon His Son. When He comes, we will see that glory. Right? What a privilege to be able to see Him in His glory and be a part of it. I could call each one of you out by name and say, encourage yourself. Don’t let the devil get the best of you. Some of you might think, you just do not know how I feel. The Bible says weeping comes for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Smack the devil. Don’t let him smack you around. You are a child of the King. “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He shall reward every man according to his works.” He is bringing it with Him, the reward is coming with Him. We should be getting some joy out of things now, not walking around with the mully-grubs, just hating our life, hating everything we do. Every once in awhile when you do something stupid like I do sometimes, laugh at yourself. Put one over on old Satan. He loves it when things of life cause us a problem.There are times I have to apologize to God. I have to say I’m sorry Dear Lord: I ask you to forgive me. please help me to be a better person. I am not talking about some gross sin or something like that, but something you feel you have not pleased Him with. He shall reward every man according to his works, that applies to what we are doing while we are still here. He is going to reward us according to our attitudes, according to our desires, according to our hopes, according to the way we feel about Him, according to the way we feel about our brothers and sisters. Do I really love you? Do I really care about your cares? About your sicknesses? About your pain? I miss you when you are not here. I feel for you when you are sick. I feel for my brothers that have other people working for them. About these sisters that are working in factories, where everything is not joyous. I spent thirty one years in factory work, and another three years at a factory in Cincinnati. Well I want to go to chapter 10 of Matthew. Start with verse 37. “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: (That is hard.) and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” I told you this morning about the young boy, ten years old, that just gave his heart to the Lord a few weeks ago. ISIS caught him, his mom and dad. They told them to recant and accept the Muslim faith. I don’t know why they call it faith because it is not faith. They responded, that they would not do that. Those dirty devils, which I will call them, cut the little boy in two right in front of their eyes. To me, that is enough for our military forces to go in there and do away with ISIS once and for all. Why do they let them live? You might say, you should not talk like that Brother Allen. Well God talks like that. Look at Revelation 17. Look at Revelation 20, when judgement comes. That is bringing those that have already died, that have already suffered, bringing them up from the dead to be judged for the last time. There, they will stand in human flesh. You might say, I thought it was just their spirit. It says their bodies. To stand before an Almighty God, and when they do, their knees will bow. Every knee shall bow to God and confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, to the glory of God the Father. One last time, Continued next issue.