STARTING THIS MONTH, WE ARE GOING TO PRINT SOME OF BROTHER ALLEN’S MESSAGES FOR THE BENEFIT OF SAINTS WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS TO THEM.
While they are writing down the scriptures I will say this, The sisters sang “The Lighthouse” this morning. I remember when they used to sing that with Bro. David Brumley, he has been gone for more than six years now. But whenever they sing it, I think of him and what he helped to keep together in East Chicago. I remember three years ago when the group of preachers really protested the stand I had taken on the third day. There was a certain man in East Chicago that came in one Sunday morning and said, we are not going to listen to Allen and Bud anymore. Well, those saints showed him the door and told him that he was not going to determine what they believed, nor who they would listen to. It takes backbone in this hour we are living in. If you just have a wish bone instead, then you will not get very far with God’s Word. But if you have a backbone, then God is going to deal with you. I am not talking about hard headed-ness. I am not talking about in the flesh, but sometimes we just have to make a stand, because the devil is going to make a stand as long as he can. The thing about it is, when you scripturally resist him, he has got to flee. The Bible says so, James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Yes, he will flee. We read where Jesus was tempted. After the temptation Jesus had with Satan, He then told him to leave. We have that same authority, because the same Spirit that was in Jesus, is in His Church today. I have said this and it has been criticized, that makes you little Jesus’ those who are truly bride saints. We are potential Bride. One of these days it will manifest; and then it will no longer be potential. Now, is our trying point, where we are tested. What makes the difference, is the kind of garment we put on. The Bible says for us to put on Christ. I quoted awhile ago that we are ambassadors in Christ’s stead. He is not here in person, but we are. And the message is the same. The message is the same as if He were here. If it is a true message, then it is the same, and I have no doubt whatsoever that we do have a true message. I know there has been a lot of disagreement, but disagreement does not void the truth. It is making a stand on God’s Word and without a revelation, you will never see what the Bride of Jesus Christ sees. You will criticize it, because that is what tares do, criticize while the saints of God rejoice. The truth makes your heart rejoice. As I get ready to go into the message, I wanted you to be able to write down the scriptures that I plan to use. This is not an unusual message, but it is a message that has been stood against, “The New Jerusalem.” I cannot help what all these unbelievers say about us. Unbelievers, is what I am going to call them: those who believe, if you don’t say everything like Bro. Jackson said it, then you are out of the will of God. The thing about it is, we are not preaching any of these things in protest to what our precious brother stood for. We realize though, that as Bro. Jackson had the dream that time, about Bro. William Branham and whenever he was going to fall behind him in his car, Bro. Jackson had a car, I don’t remember what color it was, but Bro. William Branham was driving a black car. Whenever he pulled up behind him, and he realized who he was, after he had gone along for a while, Bro. William Branham motioned for him to go on. He was motioning through the mirror, go on, go on. Bro. Jackson thought, this is not right. He was trying to hold the car back, but all at once it accelerated and went around Bro. William Branham. All the time he was thinking, this is not right, but God was in control of the accelerator and pushed him on around. Then Bro. Jackson looked back through his rear view mirror and he was motioning then, go on, go on. Why? Because Bro. Jackson had a message. We have a message this morning, a message of truth and we are going to stand with it and in it, until the Lord takes us out of here. Maybe I should not mention this, but there was a brother that came to me with a dream this morning. He said he had a dream last night. I don’t know if he wanted me to mention his name or not, so I will not do that. He said, in the dream he was at his dad’s house, his dad is dead now, and he used to attend church here all the time. He was up there and he saw the place being cleaned up, the brush being taken out of the way, mowing was being done and it was being fixed up. He said, when he looked, there was just a little corner left to be cleaned up. He said I was watching over the work that was being done, which today, if I have any part in it, then I am watching. In the dream, it was so close, then whenever the rest of this is mowed, which was a little part of it, then it was all over. Brothers and sisters, we are getting so close to the end time, you can feel it. You can feel it in your spirit. You might say, well you can’t go on feelings. Well, just don’t get up in the morning then, how are you going to get your shoes on if you don’t feel them? What are you going to do, put your pants on, both in one leg? You will not go very far, because you are going to trip. A lot of people have got dressed in the dark, but I say to you, this thing is about over. In the dream, the thing was about over. I feel that way this morning. I feel good, I hope you feel good. I am going to my scripture reading now, which is in Revelation, a scripture that has been taught very much. I know different ones have mentioned the eagle is still flying. We have a flying eagle for you to see today. Bro. David found it, it is a white eagle, you can see it is not on its perch, but flying. That is what Revelation chapter 4 says, in this last hour of time, the last beast that it shows there, is like a flying eagle. I have different things I want to show this morning, but I will keep coming back to this. I am going to Revelation chapter 16, right now. Some have spoken against my message on the new Jerusalem, but I must present these things the way they have been shown to me. As I look at this scripture today, I know that we are getting very close to the end. There is really one verse out of these verses that I want to consecrate on this morning. I am going to start in verse 13, but the 15th verse will be the one that I am going to hang on to. “And I saw three unclean spirit like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.” It is giving this description, and the dragon is the devil. John sees these spirits like frogs. You know a frog always looks back. If you ever see a frog, he always has his head up looking back. These spirits are like frogs that come out of the mouth of the dragon, which is the devil, and the beast which is the European system, and the false prophet will be the one that will be over the European system which goes all the way into western India. It covers that because the beast is headed by Europe, but it goes back and picks up all these others, as Daniel saw it to be, then there is Revelation chapter 13, which shows it to be the dragon, the mouth of the lion, and the leopard and so on as Daniel saw it. That is talking about picking up the land that it mastered over in time, and the Roman kingdom was the one that finally took it over. The false prophet will be the one that will be over the beast. In the end, not in the beginning, but after time goes on a little way, because it is the beast that makes the covenant with Israel and then the false prophet is in the works, you see that mostly from the middle of the week on. “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, (Miracles here is not that they are showing something come back to life, the miracles are the miraculous things they are able to accomplish, to get all these nations together as one, because Europe is divided today, in many ways they are divided, but they will all come together along with these others for the beasts to fulfill the last half of the week.) which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, (That is the prophetic world, not the United States, not China, because China will never fall in with that. That will be where the mark of the beast will be, over there in the prophetic world which it mentions here. Not over the United States, not over China, not over most of India or the eastern countries, because the eastern countries are what comes in to fight against the beast during that time, which makes it the war referred to as Armageddon.) to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” That is God bringing them together, making them fight, where there will be two hundred million in the army that will come from the east to meet up with the beast nations of the Middle East. Verse 15, “Behold, I come as a thief, Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Now that 15th verse says, Behold, I come as a thief. That is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the battle of Armageddon. Behold I come as a thief, and blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked and they see his shame. That is talking about us in this hour of time that we are living in. Then we go on into Revelation chapter 19, starting in the 7th verse. “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.” All these are people that make up the bride that has made herself ready, putting on this garment. That is what we are striving to do, to put on that garment. That is what these messages have been about. Bro. Bud’s message last night, as well as these other brothers messages, have all been in unison, like a unit. That is what unison is, it is a unit. It is a force. It is a force for the devil to come against. When we once realize who we are and what God has made us to be, then there will not be enough demons from hell to defeat the Church of the living God. By that time, the time the Bride shines, which is just ahead, because she is coming into that state of mind. When she does shine, then people that do have needs will be able to come and the ministry, as James said, will lay their hands upon them, anointing them with oil, and God will take away their sickness, and if they have committed sins, the sins will be forgiven. That is because the bride saints will not be guilty of unbelief, just errors of the flesh. God is interested in us, and in our needs. This is not something to stand off about. As we mature things will be different, you do not have to be old to mature. Just as Sister Rebekah testified this morning, they prayed, and the sickness in her body left. We are going to see more and more of that. It says, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. James 5:15. It is not a mystery. It is a promise. We are promised that, and we can expect it if our lives are measuring up with the Word of God. The Word of God is up here, and many times our life is down here, but as we begin to mature, to get to this place, then we can expect that God is going to move for us. Just as our sisters sang this morning, “I Came Here Expecting God to Move,” I can see that in the hearts and minds of people. As I walked among those here this morning, my brothers and sisters talked about the expectancy they have. They talked about the meetings that we have had, they have never been in any meetings like these. We should expect from now on, that it will get even better. Remember what Revelation 19:7 says,
OF THE BRIDE
In Revelation 19;7, We read this, “The marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.” She does not get ready at the moment of His coming, it says she “hath,” made herself ready, which speaks of time past. That is why I said when I was talking earlier, there is going to be a time period right at the end, which is when the Bride will shine. It will not be a situation where someone jumps in at the last moment just to shine. Jesus is coming back for people that are bearing fruit. We are fruit trees in the service of God. The kind of fruit we are bearing is proved by the life we are living: we do not have to go around and advertise it. Whenever the Church is matured, then you will find that the denominational world is still going out there, bussing people to church. I am not against taking somebody to church that doesn’t have a way to get there, but all that other is just a program. “And to her was granted (Nothing here is just a possibility, everything here is an absolute fact, everything that you see here is a must, it has to come. Before Jesus Christ come back, His Church has to be ready. There is no in-between, there is no maybe, there is no hope-so, it takes out all doubt. To her was granted…) that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” I think, in time past we have been more interested in what we are going to wear, than what we really are. Whenever I get there, I am going to have a beautiful garment. You are going to have a beautiful garment before you leave here, for you to be able to wear that white clothing whenever that time comes. This is the time of preparation. “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” This is not a made up thing. This is not something I promise, this is God’s promise to His Church. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” This verse represents the time when the Bride’s reign has ended. This goes into the eternal age. Listen to it, I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away and there was no more sea. That is when God, through the Millennium, has taken the oceans and large bodies of water back up to where they were before the flood of Noah’s day. Because there is no more sea, no more big bodies of water as the Atlantic and Pacific. God is getting ready for that eternal age. But then He comes back to the Bride age, the Bride, after the Millennium is over, is no longer Bride. The Bride rules and reigns, it says forever and ever, but we have learned that forever and ever is a period of time, not eternity. Verse 2, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Then after this, he goes back into the eternal age again. This is the way the Bible is written. Verse 3, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death.” That shows that it is the beginning of that eternal age, no more death. The final death happens at the end of the Millennium. After the Millennium is over, Satan will be loosed for a little season. It could be a year, it could be five years. We do not know how long, but the Millennium is over. Critics, go ahead and criticize, you will not change it. I am not living by what you think about me. I don’t go by what you think about me, because we are going to take a little here and a little there, to make the picture come out right. Sure, there will be a lot of tears when that final judgment takes place. But God is going to say, Come little ones, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. Then that natural people will go into the eternal age. The mortal people. You say, how do you know that? Let us go to Genesis chapter 8. People have looked at this and they have criticized because we did not say everything exactly as Bro. Jackson said it. Verse 22, “While the earth remaineth, (this earth is still going to be here when the Millennium is over. It withstood the judgment when it all iced over (Ice Age). It withstood the judgment when the flood came. It is still going to stand whenever the fire comes. Don’t think God is going to do away with it, He is not. But while the earth remaineth…) seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Are you with me? As long as there is an earth here, all the water that was upon this earth, whenever the flood came, did not melt all the ice caps. Sure, there have been places that have been cursed. In places there in Norway they found skeletons of different animals. They found leaves that it is an impossibility for them to have grown in those ice caps. In Russia they found a Mastodon elephant. There are certain lands, just like there is out west that have been cursed. They never get rain in Death Valley, hardly ever. But one day God is going to remove that curse. They are going to get rain during the Millennium. You ask, in the Millennium? Absolutely. The 14th chapter of Zechariah tells you that. The nation that will not come to Israel once a year, will not have any rain. God is getting everything ready, that is why it says, there is no more sea. That is why that is removed, for after the Millennium, God is going to have it back like it was in the Garden of Eden. Revelation 21:4, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (That is after the Millennium is over.) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” See? That is at the end of the Millennium. Brother Bud preached a message, and said the lake of fire is in the heart of the earth. The critics came, one even brought a Contender where Bro. Jackson said the lake of fire would come down somewhere out here in outer space. So this one man brought him a Contender where Bro. Jackson had said that. Then Bro. Bud was going to preach it, and just a little while before he was getting ready to preach that message, he read a Contender where Bro. Jackson said that the lake of fire is in the heart of the earth. Bro. William Branham made dual statements, could not Bro. Jackson also be allowed to make some dual statements, to fool some people? He did. Because there is a right answer. It is going to fool somebody. But there is going to be somebody that is going to catch on and say this is right. That fellow never got any more Contenders, and the thing about it is, he put it on the screen. But he already had the message in his heart. That was just the confirmation that he had of the message in his heart. Bro. Jackson had a right to say what he did about the third day also, because that is what he understood at the time. But he died before the time had come for it to be fulfilled, so whenever it did, then as we look into the word, it says “after two days.” Those people don’t know what they are talking about. They don’t know what “after” means. Go to school. I don’t know if I learned that in the first grade, but I sure did by the time I was in the second grade. Then in the third day, what does it mean, in the third day? It has got to be somewhere after the third day has started. You can quarrel, you can do whatever you want to, but if you don’t watch, you will still be doing that when the Church is gone, and you are going to wonder. We are not going to get out here and drink Kool-aid. We are going to drink God’s Kool-aid and it is going to take us up higher than we have ever been, because we are going to meet Him in the air. We are not coming back until we come back to rule and reign. You critics all took my message on the New Jerusalem, you have criticized it. You said I was wrong. That 2nd verse ties into the 9th verse and the Bride of Jesus Christ, Bro. Jackson taught it, I remember when he first taught it. Sis. Carruthers in Canada called him and said, Bro. Jackson, you messed up my streets of gold. Everybody was looking for golden streets, when you see that it is transparent. Do you want a handful of transparent gold? I am glad it is transparent, because our message is transparent. We have not hid anything, it has all been preached from this pulpit by our brothers, because they lined up here, a whole bunch of them did, three years ago. I let them have their chance. I let them preach their message, or whatever you call it. It turned out to be a mess instead of a message. Like a dog, they tucked their tails between their legs, so to speak, and then went another way. I did not stand here and rebuke them, but the word of God sure did. The eagle still flies. I have heard different brothers say that during this meeting. Verse 9, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” There will be no Bride after the Millennium is over, she has done her job. We will be as the angels. Christ will no longer rule and reign. How do you know that? Let us go to 1st Corinthians 15. Oh, I wish you wouldn’t say that, you are tearing up my playhouse. Verse 20, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” He had to raise first. It was by God’s authority that He raised first, because He said, I am the resurrection and the life. All that ever come before me were thieves and robbers. Every prophet of old, from Adam on, were looking for the coming of the Messiah. When Abel offered up his sacrifice there in the garden, when he offered it up, he had a revelation. We have heard about that in this meeting. He had a revelation, he put that little lamb on there and put a fire to it and its smell began to go up. God began to smell it. Just like your prayers are. As it said in Revelation chapter 8, the prayers ascend up. As it says in chapter 5, the prayers ascend up on high. He had to raise first because He is the resurrection. Nobody ever resurrected, sure there were people brought back to life, but they died again. Nobody ever resurrected before Jesus. I know Bro. William Branham mentioned one time, Moses died, but then he resurrected. He could not, because Christ is the resurrection. He had to raise first, because it says after His resurrection. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. That is talking of Adam and Christ. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.” That is what He does in the Millennium. That is what He does as the son of David, the root and offspring of Judah. Let me read that verse 24 again, then cometh the end, when He (King Jesus) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. “For He must (That is not a possibility, He must reign.) reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet.” He steps on them. Devil, He is coming, you better exercise all the power you have right now, because I see your day of defeat coming. “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” He must reign until all enemies are put down and the last enemy is death, which will all be destroyed in the lake of fire. “For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest (It is manifest. What does that mean? It is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. It is the Father that puts all things under Him. Every evil spirit that has ever been on this earth, will have been put under His feet, because God is not going to leave any loose ends. I know this gets kind of deep. It is manifest…) that He is excepted, (the Father) which did put all things under Him.” Now here is the concluding verse to this. “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.” See, it is God now that is in rule. Bro. Jackson said, that in the eternal age, He (Jesus) will be our elder brother. Do you remember that? It is in the Contender. He must rule until every enemy is put under His feet and then He becomes your elder brother in the eternal age. You will never be equal to Him. He will be the head of the household. Praise God! He will be the head and we will be with Him, worlds without end. That will bring all the loose ends together. Critics, does that clear that up? No, it is too late for some, sorry. It is not a joy that I have in saying things like that. But some peoples’ mouth must be stopped. Go ahead, criticize. Criticize what I am saying, but when you do, you are putting your foot on the Bible. Oh, you are just bragging. Well, suit yourself. Back in Revelation 21, verse 9, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” That is the Millennium. You have criticized me and said that this is in the eternal age, but I will prove this to you, if you listen. There was a boy in the country where I grew up. I don’t think he ever went beyond the first or second grade. He had a dog that got old. It used to be a hunting dog, hunted for raccoons. It got old and couldn’t hear anymore. This boy was grown, but he still could not talk plain. This boy heard some dogs out running, I guess they were running a fox instead of a raccoon. They would run them for days. The dog was laying by the fireplace and could not hear. He got hold of the dog and held him up, wissen, no hear good, wissen. Well I am saying to you critics, (listen, no hear good). “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” It goes on to explain it, which I will not go into, because I want to save time and go to the 22nd verse. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” We are not looking at natural Jerusalem here. We are looking at that holy city coming down. She will not need any temple. That Bride of Jesus Christ will not need a temple to go and worship in because she is in the presence of God the Father and of the Lamb. But you still have that natural temple in Jerusalem, which will go on all through the Millennium. They will be offering animal sacrifices during all that time. But it goes ahead, listen to what it says in verse 23. “And the city had no need of the sun.” What does he mean there? You are not going to need the sun to see. Angels are not bumping into one another. That one that came into the cave where Bro. William Branham was, had his own light. You are not going to need the sun, you are not going to need the moon, you are not going to need an overcoat because you will not be shivering. You are not going to need an airplane. We are going to be like Jesus. He did not need an airplane to go up. Let us get real. The Millennium, to the Bride of Jesus Christ, is a thing that is going to happen, and she is going to be ruler over the natural people, but there will still be rulers, and she will influence them on what to do.
GETTING THE RIGHT
There will be natural people when you get into the eternal age, as well as in the Millennium. What did I read to you from Genesis? As long as there is time, there will be harvests, seed time, harvest time. This earth is meant to be tilled. But there is not going to be any extreme cold, nor any extreme heat, because that canopy of water that was there when Adam and Eve were the only ones, is going to be over this earth again. By the time the Millennium ends, there will be no more need of rain, and there will be no more sea, because the sea is taken up. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon.” That is the Bride. Don’t look at this as something natural, it is spiritual, it is the Bride, it is going to be better than the streets of gold that we have thought about. It is going to be better than gates of pearl. God was giving an illustration of how great it is going to be, and He had to put it in a natural sense so these people could sing their songs about those streets of gold. There is only one street and it is in the midst of a river, a river on each side of it. The river is a flowing spiritual thing. God’s presence is flowing through that spiritual river unto each one of us. Aren’t you glad? We cannot put our hand on it now, like I said the other day, it is just something that came to me, that I could almost enter into that spiritual thing. We are at the gates. I don’t want to miss it. That is why we ministers can get along. I love you brothers. I am shaking hands with ministers. God bless you, we are in this thing together. Your position is as important as mine, because it takes all five to make it up. There is no big I and little you. We all serve a big God. We are not putting on a show here either. I will tell you something else, Bro. Jackson said at different times to Bro. Bud and me, it would have been hard for me to make it if it had not been for you standing with me. I still stand with that. It is just a few that think we don’t. He stood with Bro. William Branham, but he did not say everything that Bro. William Branham said, and the Branham following hated him. They don’t have a message. I am going to say something that I will be hated for also, but you that left us don’t have a message either, because you are gathering a little group here, a little group there, a little group wherever, then you all come together and will not have any disagreements even though you believe different things, we won’t have any disagreements while we are together, we don’t want people to see our disagreements. I say to my brothers, we are an open book. I get e-mails, I don’t know who they are, but I know God has a few ministers out here, scattered through the world that do have ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying, because God’s message is going to go out. There are seven thunders getting ready to sound. From the front of Faith Assembly to the back of Faith Assembly, the message is still the same. We are not hiding our message, we are not going to put it under a bushel. Before it is over, the bushel will not hold it. You can have your smidgen. Take your smidgen, but don’t try to feed a smidgen to God: He is bringing in fresh kill unto the saints of God and we are breaking it off. Little by little, as each one is able to contain it, because we want the young ones to receive it too. Some of the experiences that some of these young people are having is so precious. Yes, they are having experiences. Don’t be surprised if you see an eight or ten year old one of these days, dancing. I am not promoting it, because, if God doesn’t do it for you, don’t do it. You will make a fool of yourself. Don’t desire a prophecy, but if God gives you one, accept it, don’t carry it around in a book, saying, I have more prophecies than you. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about a certain woman. She would come and always wanted a prophecy from the preacher. She was not able to come to church one night and she had her daughter to go ask the preacher for one. She didn’t know how to say it, so she said my Mom wants a phetic. What did you say? My mom wants a phetic. Oh, you mean a prophecy. Yes, that is what it is. You go home and tell your mother to get up off her behind, (Bro. Jackson said it from the pulpit.) and come to church like she should. You might think I should not have said that. Well, I believe you everyone understood it, right? I could have used two days on this message, because I did not have time to get to all I wanted to get into, so I got into what I could. (This part starts out with Bro. David North speaking. I will include this because it seems to go along with Bro. Allen’s message.)
I had been thinking about what had transpired during these past meetings. We walk by faith through the Spirit. When Bro. Allen preached the Third Day, those that had a spiritual eye saw it, and those that didn’t, went another way. Three years ago during the fall meetings, there was a separation that the Lord initiated, and I thought these meetings confirmed that, the process is three years hence. I believe that the process has turned to unity and to the Bride’s anointing. I had this picture in my mind the other night like a big auditorium full of people, thousands of people. In walks one Bride, completely dressed in her gown. Every head turned that way. I thought, it doesn’t matter if people know who she is, if they have liked her, if they dislike her, if they know anything about her, but they cannot deny that she is the Bride. It is going to be the same with us in the end, whether they have liked us, been with us, know us or don’t know us, when we are finished being adorned, they are going to know they are looking at the Bride. It is undeniable. Just like those people in the natural could not deny, it will be the same. But this dream I was in, there were also two other brothers in it, David Crawford and Steve Yahraus. It is a dream for the Bride and the hour, the era we just stepped into. The dream opened, Steve Yahraus, David Crawford and myself were sitting on the back patio at our house. Beth, Elsie and the kids, I assume were inside the house with Carmen and our kids. As the three of us sat on the back patio, Steve got up and started to point out some damages in the house. He would point out something and say, this was caused by the storm that came through, and this damage was left by a condition that you were not able to see from the outside, but it came from the inside, and exposed from the outside. As he was going through these things I thought, Lord, this is a new house, I don’t understand what he is talking about. It was just like the anointing dropped down and the Lord said, those are the damages that have come to you in life, through your walk with the Lord. That made sense to me. David was sitting there and I said, let’s take a walk. So we walked around the back of the house, and down the driveway, there was a little street in front of the house that has an incline to it. We started walking up this incline. We were just talking about natural things. I saw at the top of the hill a man was walking toward us. He was dressed in every day casual type clothing. He had his hands in his pockets and his head was down, and he kept walking our way. As we got closer to each other I thought, it didn’t look like he acknowledged we were there. So I thought we would have to step out in the grass to get out of his way. He walked to within just a couple feet of us and stopped. When he looked up, David and I simultaneous cried out, Bro. Meadors. I went to touch him, my hands just went right through him just like he was translucent. I could see the outline of his form, but my hands went through him and came back out. He looked down at my hands and looked up at me and gave me a big smile. He came up and hugged me. When he hugged me he was solid. While we embraced, I felt the anointing at the top of my head. It went down through my body and I could feel like a lot of stuff was leaving my spirit. You get baggage in life, spiritual baggage, spiritual damage, things affect you and they stick with you. Even though you have received the Holy Ghost in your spirit, sometimes you need a cleansing. That is the part I believe where we are headed, a spiritual cleansing. Then he hugged David Crawford. I could feel the same thing was going on with him by the way he reacted. After he finished embracing him, he said, let’s go for a walk. He was about a step in front of us and we started to walk. After a couple steps the whole scene changed. This is my term to describe it, but we were in paradise, it was just so beautiful, and so perfect. Everything was just perfect. He was talking to us about how things were there and how unimaginable was the peace and tranquility and all the beauty. We were in a path a little wider than this aisle. Up ahead I saw a large wooden desk, and behind it facing us was a high back chair. As we got closer to that, we walked up to it, I could tell there were two large books, one on each side. The books were identical. If you have ever seen pictures of books from the old world in Europe, it looked like they weighed ten pounds each, really heavy bound and large. But they were identical on the outside. We got to that desk, Bro. Meadors went around and sat in the chair. When he sat down, his raiment changed to bright white. There was a presence that came over that whole area where we were standing. I looked at David, we didn’t audibly say it, but I could tell we were thinking the same thing, that this is the seat of authority. The thought that came to my mind specifically was the decisions that are made here, are binding. You could just tell that seat was the seat of authority. He points at us and said, open the books. There was one in front of each of us. As we opened them, it ended up being like a picture scrapbook of our lives. It started with being infants. There were captions next to each photo. As we flipped through we looked at each other’s book. David would point out something in his, and I would point out something in mine. In the dream, it actually went past where we are now, I know that, but when I came out of it, I could not remember the specifics of what the future looked like from here onward. The thing that struck me the most, and I got kind of emotional in the dream, I asked Bro. Meadors, where are all the mistakes? Where are all the things I did wrong? All my faults? They should be in here. He said while looking straight at me, you have been judged through the blood of the Lamb and been found worthy. He said the same thing to David. Then he looked at me and said, when you get back, you tell the assembly that it is the same for everyone. It is exactly the same. We got up from there, he was still in white raiment and we started to walk back. As we walked back, his raiment changed to natural and we were back on my road. It didn’t seem like he was speeding up, but he kept getting a little further away. I looked at David and said, I am going to watch his feet. I just wanted to see every step. As he walked he got a little further away, he was walking normal, I could not see it, but it was like he hit a step and stepped up, and stepped up and was gone. I looked at David, we were so happy for that experience, but I believe it is coming for all of us. I believe that is where we have entered. May the Lord be praised. (Back to Bro. Allen’s message)
I know that dream is more of a night vision than it was a dream. We look in the Bible and see Daniel and others that did have night visions. The dream is true. There is something to it and there is something going on. If you look at it in the right way, there is forgiveness for everyone that is a part of the Bride of Jesus Christ. I sit among Bride people today: people that are going to be a part of what is going to be happening from here on until the end. The reason I had our brother tell the dream, is because it is a part of the message I am on, a part of things I want to bring out. I believe, in the time that we are living in, is something that we have never been in before. This has never happened since the resurrection of Jesus Christ, of what is getting ready to happen. You say, well what about the apostles and them? The apostles and them, their bodies are still in the earth. But they are going to raise along with the change that comes to the ones that are living now. It has all got to link together. From the time of the Bride saints as it started, until the last Bride saints are brought in, and the resurrection and the rapture take place, then every one that is a part of that Bride will be there. The part that I like about all this, as well as the rest of it, let me say it in this way, whenever the books are opened, there will be nothing there. This should make us all happy. I want you to think about that chair, because it is a chair of authority and it is not a natural chair. It is not a man made chair. When you go from the natural world to the spirit world, things are going to be different from what we thought they would be. It is going to be more real than what it is now. But the Bride of Jesus Christ, (I am starting on this as though I am finishing it, but I am not. ) will be what is going to be over the earth. That is the reason it speaks about that in chapter 21 of Revelation. Because you see a beautiful city coming down. But that beautiful city you see coming down is Bride people, which will rule this earth, along with the Bridegroom. They will rule this earth for a thousand years. Then after the thousand years are over and the devil has been let loose for a little season, he will then be judged, really before the white throne judgment, because he will be thrown into the lake of fire first, where the false prophet and the beast already are. They are not there now, but immediately after Armageddon is over, then the false prophet and the beast, the spirits of those that anointed them, will be cast into the lake of fire, which it has to be spirits of demons. It is not just something that is pulled out of the air, it is spirits of demons that will be cast into the lake of fire immediately. The lake of fire is something Bro. Bud brought out in his message, and he brought out, that it would really be hell changed over to the lake of fire. Is that right, Bro. Bud? Which will be in the heart of the earth. I know people like to get a hold of what Bro. Jackson said, that it is going to be a lake of fire that will be burning at the end of the Millennium. But then Bro. Jackson made another statement. The other statement was that hell will be turned into the lake of fire. Bro. Bud did not know that until a little bit before he got ready to preach it, but he already had it in his mind. I know when he preached that message, I thought about that. I have never heard that. And I began to think about it. But I didn’t think about it very long until I began to look at the scripture of what Jesus said concerning this, He said it is better to have one eye, than to have two eyes and be cast into hell where the spirit and the body are burned. There is no body that is put into the lake of fire until the end. That lets you know that hell is a part of the lake of fire. When you look at it in that way, Jesus even said it is better to have one arm than to have two arms and be cast into hell, where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. So you can go to Matthew, and you can find that. I have looked it up before. So these are things that are going to happen, and some think the lake of fire will not happen until after the Millennium is over. Let us go to Revelation and we will see. It is going to take some time for me to get through this. It is not a one day message. Revelation 19, starting with verse 17. “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; (I remember when I first started coming to Bro. Jackson’s, it wasn’t long after this church was built. There was a preacher that had messed up his life and Bro. Jackson told me, this certain preacher is preaching this now, that this is Bro. William Branham, that this angel standing in the sun is William Branham. Oh what some have made out of the word of God. Let me say something more right here. These that have left, what they have made out of the word of God is unreal.) and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (When does that happen? That is Armageddon.) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, (See? That identifies where it is. The beast no longer exists after this is over, they turn their armament toward heaven to fight against Christ and His Bride. Then they are killed by the sword of His mouth, or He is going to speak the word and they are going to be dead.) gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. (Which is identified here in the 11th verse going down through the 16th verse, He is in a robe that is dipped in blood, with His army on white horses. Now you read this next verse and it will show you that immediately the beast and false prophet are put into the lake of fire. So it has got to exist before the Millennium. ) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, (The miracles come from the 16th chapter, which is miracles to get these nations together for Armageddon. That is ones that the spirit like frogs come out of their mouth. The beast, the false prophet and the dragon. The dragon is the devil. But the devil is not cast into the lake of fire then. You see that. But his armies are cast in there, the false prophet, talking about the spirits of these. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him. Like I said, the miracles are the miracles of preparing war, getting all these nations together to fight against the kings of the east.) with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, (See? It all identifies the time. The mark of the beast will not be during the Millennium or after the Millennium.) and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” It goes back to verse 17. We are identifying scriptures together, because they must dovetail, they must tie. We just cannot grab a scripture here and put it somewhere, not knowing what we are doing. It must be a known fact. I am going to go to chapter 20 and verse 4 now. “And I saw thrones.” Jesus said to the disciples that had followed Him, you that have followed me, in the regeneration, the Millennium,you shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. I know I am going to have disagreement on this, but again, they are not manmade thrones. The Bride of Jesus Christ is not going to be sitting on thrones made by man, because you see the Bride coming down in chapter 21 and it is a city. You see the beauty of it. You see the light of it. The Bride of Jesus Christ is not going to need the sun to be able to see, nor the moon, to be able to see, because God is not going to put them under bondage to these things. He said we shall be as the angels. There are no angels bumping into one another during the night time. But you are going to be sitting upon a throne because the earth is going to have her own rulership. The kings, mighty men and all, will bring their glory and honor into that city. That city is not made by man. You don’t have one gold street, as all the songs that are sung speak of, but God expressed it in that way because of the glory of it, because of the magnificence of it. It is just out there, just waiting for every Bride saint to occupy after the resurrection. When the resurrection takes place, the Bride is going to glory. She is going to spend her time there until she comes back with Christ. Then when she comes back with Christ, she is coming back to rule and reign. That is the beauty of the city coming down. There is no way man can build something of that magnificence. It is going to be more than what we could ever think or feel. Paul said we now look through a glass darkly. We are understanding a lot about it. But the half of it has never yet been told. Jesus expresses it as mansions. But then in Revelation chapter 21, it expresses it as a city, new Jerusalem. You see that, so I want to go into that, how that it is built, back in Isaiah, and especially in Ezekiel from 40 on through 48, how Jerusalem is built back and they will have their own rulership. You see that, you see the princes, you see the priests, the Levites that are there. But then there is going to be a rulership over that, which is going to be a heavenly rulership. The Bride, I said awhile ago, they are not going to be living in a natural house, not a house made by man. Peter said there is a place reserved eternal in the heavens, in heavenly places. What John is seeing here in the 4th verse, “And I saw thrones,” not manmade thrones. These settings are showing that the Bride is going to be over this earth, over natural mankind, because they are going to see that the laws of God are carried out. I was talking to Bro. Bud about this the other day, what a mother, or father, (as you see in Zechariah chapter 12, 13 and 14, will thrust their child through, when it is a hundred years old, unless they are more or less forced to? They are not going to just walk up and say, well you can’t prophesy any more because the scripture says so. They are going to be forced to, and that is going to be something that the Bride is going to do, they are going to force judgment. Because it speaks, that there is going to be rebellion during the Millennium, because you see there are nations that will not get rain because they refuse to go to Jerusalem. Every nation is going to have to go there once a year, or more or less have representatives going there. Once each year, go to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts. “And I saw thrones (in the Millennium) and they sat upon them, (You might be thinking, well he is making something up. We are going to see, because the natural, patterns the spiritual. There is going to be a natural river that is going to come out of Jerusalem there at the altar, or at the eastern gate or so, there is going to be natural water, a natural river. The leaves are going to be for the healing of the nation. But Revelation 22 is a different thing, because it says there is a street, but in the midst of the street, is a highway, or a street, which is that river that is flowing out there from that Jerusalem, it is life. Life from God.) and judgment was given unto them: (Judgment was given unto them. They just didn’t assume authority, it was given to them. This is Bride here, this part is Bride, then you go into the foolish virgins.)
As I finish reading this scripture, is goes to those that will be martyred. and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Their reign is under the Bride. They will never reach that plateau of what the Bride is. They will reign, but not rule. I was out here with the brothers from Norway before they went back home. I was planning to talk with all of them a little bit about this so it would not be such a surprise to them, but I got here a little late, Bro. Steve came and we went on to the airport. Standing there in the airport, Bro. Svein kind of hung back with me a little bit and I began to talk to him about this. The line was getting ready for everybody to be checked in, and I told him, you better go on. But he was in complete agreement on what this is going to be. Then Bro. Kurt, later on, he went home after the other brothers did. We went back with them to take them to the airport. But first we went out and got something to eat. I talked to Bro. Kurt a little bit about this also, as we ate, because I wanted him to know what we were talking about a little bit before I got into this, because this thing has not suddenly come upon me. I have been thinking about this for a year or more. Whenever I talked about the Millennium, I talked about the natural part of it, and it always seemed like something would cut me off before I got into this part. Could it be that it was not time? I will let you judge. I will let you judge what I am saying. I am not forcing anybody to accept what I say, but I do want you to study it, to think about it. Because I am sure that is what it is going to be. It said they did not worship the beast or his image, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” This completes the first resurrection. The next resurrection, there will be nobody saved, because that is the second death. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God, and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” Then it goes ahead to say the devil will be loosed for a little season. I won’t get into that part of it now: you everyone know that. Let us now go to the 10th verse. This is going to help prove what I said earlier about the lake of fire. “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, (Already are. You may say, Well, I didn’t know that. I have not always known it either. Why would it say, where they are? At that time they have already been there a thousand years. It tells you that back where I read it before.) and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” That goes to prove that hell is not eternal. For ever and ever is a period of time. It is not eternal. Even the devil, the spirit that God gave him, is going to go back to God that gave it, along with every angel that is cursed, because they were created by God. That spirit is going to go back, but the wrong spirit is going to be burned along with the angel, or with the person themselves and their bodies, and their life is going to be forgotten. To me, that has always been one of the serious things about hell, is because you are forgotten. It will be as though you never existed, just like your sins, just like David’s dream. It is as though they never existed. Saints, God is not holding a record against you. Sure, I can read over there about judgment, the judgment that is going to come upon the saints, but that is for rewards. According to the deeds done in your body, how you used what God gave you, that is going to determine your reward. Not that God is holding something against you, He is not. As Bro. David talked about that dream, when he met Bro. Charles, he reached to get him and there was nothing there. That is the state he is in now. He is just as real as he can be, but the state that he is in now, is immortal. It is without the body, it is just a spirit being. Then in the resurrection, your body is going to materialize. When Bro. David got hold of him the second time, he was solid. That shows you the difference that will be after the resurrection. And the chair that he was in, what did he do? What did he say? There was nothing against him, there was no record. As our sisters sang, it is not like me, but it is just like Him, to forgive and forget. Some people say, well I can forgive, but I can’t forget. A lot of people want to use that as an excuse when they do not really forgive. When we forgive, we should hold no guilt against that person. We no longer hold what our feelings are toward that person. As Bro. Bud and I have had to look at certain circumstances with people, when they have come to us with problems, we have told them, you are our brother, or you are our sister, and we will treat you that way. But think about God, how much more He is like that: He can forgive and He can forget, because the scripture says He can. The scripture says He does. So we must accept what He says, as base value. The first thing we have to do, we have to admit with all our heart. It cannot be a haphazard thing. I heard this the other day and I thought it was pretty good, my computer got to where it was so slow, I could turn it on and I have called Bro. Charles before and he can do it from his home. But I thought that thing got so slow, what in the world is wrong with it. There was nothing wrong with it, it was me. I had failed to turn it off. We get things so mixed up in our lives, that sometimes there is a reject. There are times when we just need to sit down and empty that thing. Oh, I might lose something if I just turn it off. That computer does not lose anything: re-starting it speeds it up. Sometimes we get so self righteous that we get cantankerous and hard to get along with, and all we need to do is re-boot. Get alone somewhere with God. Our lives get so busy. Get alone somewhere and talk to Him for a little while. He can hear and He can be heard. You say, well I don’t get my prayers answered. You get them answered more than what you think you do. You are still living, aren’t you? You are still able to come to church, aren’t you? Just re-boot. We get to thinking our problems are bigger than anybody else’s. I have to look at myself sometimes and say, well you are not that important. I’m not. I thought we had to have Bro. Jackson with us until the rapture, that we just had to. God’s Spirit does not change. Some of you may be thinking, I wish he was here this morning. One man said before he left, if Bro. Jackson was here, he would put Bro. Bud and Bro. Allen both out the door. What for? What have we done? What have we taught that is going to cause that? “And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.” Do you mean the earth and the heavens is just going to run off? That is talking about man’s rulership, it is different with the Bride, we are going to be in a world where the Bride can appear whenever she is needed. What is she going to do? Is she going to carry her throne here and there? Not a man made throne. I can just see Bro. Meadors carrying that big chair. That chair was a chair of authority. That throne is going to be a throne of authority. Let us look at the Bride as being important on this earth, because she is the Bride of Christ, and He is most important. The knowledge, as it says in Habakkuk 2:14, the knowledge of the Lord shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea. I read that from chapter 21 of Revelation, and the first part of chapter 22. “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; (God of the universe, before whose face the heaven and earth fled away. Here He has come on the scene for judgment because Christ must reign until the last enemy is placed under His feet. That is not a probability or a possibility, it is an absolute must. He has got to. He is going to. Then the kingdom will be turned back over unto the Father and the Son becomes subject unto the Father for eternity. Those natural seed that have been born during the Millennium, will have learned how to farm. They have the equipment to farm with and the earth is fertile, the water is vaporized as it was in the beginning. By the time the Millennium is over, the water is vaporized and there is no more sea, no more oceans, because it has gone back into the heavens where it once was. Then comes the perfect climate, but there will still be winter and summer, but not the extremes that we have now. There will be no more tsunamis. There will be no more earthquakes because God is controlling those things. It shows that He is in control because it said in those days earthquakes will be numerous. How did He know it? He is in control. There will be nothing to cause a tsunami because the ocean is gone. There will be lakes, but not oceans. And I saw the dead, both small and great, stand before God…) and the books were opened: and another book was opened, (What is it?) which is the book of life.” I know people don’t like that. They don’t like what I am about to say, but this book of life is for the people that were born during the Millennium, not for Bride. The Lamb’s book of life has already been opened and that is for the ones that have been saved by the grace of God. Old Testament saints are already in heaven. But then you have the Bride saints that are going to raise, then the foolish virgins, and the great multitude will be raised later. The books were opened, there is nobody in these books that is going to make it, nobody, it is that other book. When that other book is opened, this is going to be the people that will populate the earth during the eternal age. You say, Is there going to be natural people in the eternal age? Who do you think is going to do the farming? You are not going to be a farmer. You are not going to be a machinist. That is going to be left up to the natural people that have lived to go through that time and go on into that eternal age. This is not a book of fiction today. This is a book telling you where you are going to go and what you are going to do. Not as Amos says, we will go from star to star, from planet to planet, because when we get tired of being here, then we are going to go to these other planets where there are more beautiful fish than what we have here, and there will be different kinds of birds and things. That is a birdbrain idea. You might say, you shouldn’t say that. He shouldn’t have said all the things he said either. Somebody said these preachers at Faith Assembly preach too much hate. I wonder if they ever read their Bible. What did Paul preach? Peter? James? John? And little John? He said, there are already antichrists here. Look at Jude. You all preach too much hate. Brothers and sisters, we are preaching truth, and if it bothers you, I cannot help it. I am not talking to saints of God, I am talking to the ones that left. Another book was opened, not books, another book was opened, which is the book of life. “And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Books, not in the book. God is going to look at those people that have made it through there without worshiping the devil at the end, and He is going to say, go on through, go on through. It is not going to take Him a long time to look at your and my records, because the record is already being made. Judge not that ye be not judged. We have passed from judgment to life. That is why I said what I did earlier, that we will be judged for our reward. “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Why would he say that death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire? It is because hell held the spirits of those unrighteous people. That part has never been done away with. The paradise part was done away with, but hell was never done away with, so He is going to get rid of hell itself, not the fire. But the reason that it was there, was for the devil and his angels, it wasn’t made for man, but because man sinned, it said hell enlarged her mouth. It got bigger, not better, but bigger. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” That is simple. That is not a complicated matter. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: (That is the eternal age.) for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” That shows that somewhere in time it has gone back, the water is evaporated back into the heavens. The first heaven and the first earth were passed away, why would it say the first heaven? I can see the first earth. The devil has been able to occupy this first heaven. God is going to get rid of everything that the devil has ever done to this earth and to this heaven, because we are not going into the eternal age with some things dragging behind. Is this complicated? “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” He goes back to the Bride. God didn’t complicate matters, man did that. He has not read his book right. He that takes out of it or adds thereto, his part will be taken out of the book of life. You criticize. You say that story is not right, you have done already said it, because I never had gone into this part, but you already had said it. Everything that I preach, everything that Bro. Bud preaches is wrong according to you. Go right ahead and find fault: God is the judge. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, (This goes back to the eternal age, I can prove it here.) and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.” That is when it is turned back over unto God as recorded in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; (The Bride is not going to have tears. It is those natural people that have seen their loved ones turn away and follow the devil, and witnessed their destruction. You think it is an easy thing to turn away from your family? Bless God, I just don’t care. We do care. But we care about the true message.) and there shall be no more death, (See? No more death. This is the eternal age. Death is done away with at the great white throne judgment. You cannot read this Bible like you do the newspaper.) neither sorrow, (There is nothing going to be there to make sorrow, God is going to wipe out of memory those things that cause sorrow.) nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: (Brothers and sisters, your body has had a lot of pain, there will not be any more pain, this is going to be a forgotten thing.)for the former things are passed away.” Those things that cause sorrow, those loved ones that rejected the word of God. Hold on, it is going to pass. It is going to be put behind you. You are not going to go through eternity with things crowding your mind. There is going to be so much bliss, so much comfort, that it is going to wipe out all memories of pain or suffering. “And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” That is good enough for me. “And he said unto me, It is done. (It is finished, I said it, and I mean it. I am not talking about me, but God. It is done.) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” You see? That is the eternal age. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Which goes back to chapter 20, the final judgment.
HOW IT WILL BE IN
I was thinking this afternoon, Jesus made the statement, Father, forgive them, they know not what they do. But after His resurrection, He never made any such statement. It is different in the resurrection. We are going to have our times of sorrow, and trouble while still here, but when we get to the other side, just beyond the curtain of time, which we are in now, when we get to that state it is going to be completely different. I made mention of it this morning, but I didn’t go into it in Zechariah, where it talks about the man and woman that lays their hands upon their son that is prophesying, because there will be no prophecy then. When you get into the Millennium, prophecy is all gone. You have scripture for that, the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians. You have 12 and 14 that talks about the gifts, but in between that is like, that is like two pieces of bread, and between that you have the 13th chapter, that is the meat. The bread holds the sandwich together, but in this case it is all based upon love, without love, without love, without love prophecy is not important. The gift of knowledge is not going to be important to the one that gives that, without love. Because it says that in that day, prophecy shall cease, knowledge shall vanish away. That is the gifts of knowledge and the gift of wisdom, and all of the gifts, because the nine spiritual gifts will not be needed or necessary in the Millennium nor in the eternal age, because it said we shall know even as we are known. Jesus, when He raised from the dead, to the point I made this morning, He walked to Emaus, with two of His disciples that He was well acquainted with, but they didn’t know who He was. Then after He had broken bread with them, He vanished out of their sight. The Bible says when we are raised from the dead, we will be like Him. Jesus did not set up a throne when He raised from the dead here upon this earth. But He made visitations at times with His disciples there when they were hiding, because of fear after He had been crucified, they were hiding for fear. Jesus appeared in their midst to comfort them. Again I point out, we shall be like Him. What you are going to become is just beyond your eyes, of what you can see right now. Whenever the eternal age comes in, Bro. Bud and I were talking the other night, he made mention of this, it is going to be like it was with Adam and Eve. They were in contact with the spirit world just as much as they were with the natural world, and you are going to be a part of that spirit world just like they were. Yes you are. Well how do you know that? We will go the scripture in a minute, the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians, tells you so. These are not things that I am pulling out of a hat somewhere, but they are things that are recorded in the scripture. I have a picture of the Bride that I want to bring back. This is more or less the glorified state. I was in the first part of 15, I want to go to the second part of 15, starting in the 35th verse. “But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” He said, but some man will say that, but he went on to say, “Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, (quickened is to be brought back to life) except it die.” Now he is talking about grain, something that you can see naturally. “And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.” In the last few days there has been a woman on television, one of these animal activists, that is against catching fish, saying we shouldn’t eat them. She said that hurts their lips whenever they are caught. No doubt she is well educated, but she is an educated fool. What did Jesus tell Peter? Take a hook, go down to the lake, the first fish you catch, open its mouth, there will be a coin in it. You pay our taxes with it, give to Caesar what is Caesar’s. Then when Jesus went to the Sea of Galilee after His resurrection, what was the disciples doing? They were fishing. We sing the song, Come and Dine. I know Bro. Duane sings it often, I always like it. Jesus calls to them, come and dine. John tells Peter, that is the Lord. Peter put on his fishing coat and jumped in the water, and swan to the shore. What was waiting for him? Fish. What did Jesus feed the five thousand? If you want to get so technical, why bother the harvest of wheat, because you are killing something. All of this gets so ignorant, what man does. Let me read on here. “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” I have seen that in a telescope. I have seen the ring around Saturn, I did not know it was there because you cannot see it with the natural eye, but when you look through a telescope, you can look at it and see the ring around it. There is a difference in stars. “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, (our bodies are corruptible bodies, sin brought that on) it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.” That is where I got that. You will be a spirit being, you will have a body. Just as Jesus had a body, when He appeared to His disciples. He said, feel my hand, feel my side. Whenever they did, He said, give me some fish, give me a piece of honeycomb. Because they were not going to believe just by seeing Him, they were going to think they were looking at a ghost. But whenever He ate before them, whenever He eat a fish and honeycomb, and whenever Thomas came and thrust his hand into His side and feels the nail prints in His hand, it was different, and then after this Jesus disappeared. There was no door opened for Him. The Bible said, we shall be like Him. God Himself said, what house are you going to build me, seeing heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool. You say, well that is God though, that is different. Well in Revelation 21 it says that God and the lamb are the light of that city. You are not going to need a flashlight. We are looking at scripture tonight, we are not looking at how beautiful heaven must be. You are going to live on this earth and there is going to be authority just like Bro. David’s dream about Bro. Meadors, there is going to be authority delegated to you. You are going to rule and reign. But you are not going to be sitting in some manmade chair doing it. No sir. It is going to be a heavenly setting because you are going to be able to be wherever you are needed. The men that were going to Emaus, they had already gotten discouraged, we have heard certain people talk about, they have seen Him, He is not in the grave, but then He appeared to them in another form. They did not know who was talking to them, they thought He was an ordinary man, but there was something going on inside them because they said, did not our hearts burn within us in the way? There was something that was touching them but they did not know who was with them. That is just like this message, you can miss truth tonight, by not knowing who is with you, because we are serving a very real Savior. When the resurrection comes, it is going to be different than what it is now. What you feel in judgment now, will not be what you will feel in judgment then. As I said this morning, that mom and that dad that would bring their son before judgment at that time, when he had been prophesying, he had been given a chance, but did as he pleased. Whenever judgment is set, there is going to be Bride people that are going to be over that, because the parents are going to know, they have got to carry out the judgment that has been set upon him, he has been given a chance. Because it is going to be a righteous judgment, we don’t have a righteous judgment now. These people that are campaigning right now will say anything, and if somebody gets on it pretty hard, they will change their mind. Let us read the 45th verse. “And so it was written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual.” Adam and Eve were natural human beings, and I am going to say something here that I hope you understand what I am talking about, without thinking otherwise. Adam and Eve were placed here to produce their kind. If Satan had not got in the way, it would have been like it will be in eternity. I remember very well when Bro. William Branham was preaching, this is the part that I hate to say, but I have got to say it in order to let you know what is going on. Jesus said there will be neither marriage nor giving in marriage, but we will be as the angels in heaven. In other words, and this is something Bro. William Branham said and I repeat it, and I don’t mind repeating it, he said, in the resurrection that the sex glands will be gone. They were put there for reproduction, they were not put there for lust. But man has used it as a crutch, as a lust thing. But in the resurrection, this will be gone because there will not be children born unto Bride people. They will have no desire. I cannot make it any plainer than that. The first man Adam, was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. And you out there that want to make something else out of what I have said, you go right ahead, but you will have to answer to God for it. I am not catering to people that will not walk in truth. “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” That is in the resurrection. We, in this life, are still much the same in ways. The thing about it is, you have received the earnest of your inheritance, that earnest is a down payment. In other words, the price has been paid and you have accepted that, but you are still much the same individual as you always were, as far as flesh is concerned. But salvation takes away many of the desires of the flesh, to keep us from going the way of the world. Is that hard to see? I don’t want to make this message a hard to see message. “The first man is of the earth, earthy: (That was Adam, there is no way of escaping that. We were born in sin and that did not start yesterday. It started back there in the garden of Eden. Every one that has been born from that time on, has been born in sin. You say, well it says that Adam was the son of God. He was the son of God, so was Abel. Then you come down five generations and Cain’s line gets mixed in there. You see that God gave them a free will choice, because, as the Bible says, I place before you life and death, choose life. It is a choice. Salvation is a choice, but conviction is something God puts upon you to cause you to want to serve Him.) the second man(Jesus) is the Lord from heaven.” That is why there had to be a virgin birth, and that is why it says He came from heaven, His life was not placed here by human kind. His life was placed here by the Holy Ghost, because the Holy Ghost overshadowed Mary and instilled a cell of life her womb, and she did not even know when. If she had known when, she would have known when to go to Bethlehem. The birth was not planned as far as the day is concerned, the way you can do that now. It is going to be nine months incubation period, but Mary did not know when it started, because there was no physical contact involved. His birth was of the Holy Ghost, which is God in Spirit form. (That is what God is, a sovereign Spirit) “As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” That is the new birth, being born again makes all the difference in the world. Because it said, “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” That is beyond the curtain that you cannot see. There is a curtain in front of us, that has been placed there, that was placed there in the garden, where Adam and Eve were, and there were cherubims and a flaming sword placed at the east of the garden, that turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life from them. That was not seen, but it was placed there to wipe out all that Adam ever saw. He became such as we are. After the birth of Seth, Adam is not hardly mentioned, because God is moving on. As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” That is why you have got to be changed. That is where that city comes in. “Behold, I show you a mystery; (This was not preached at that time unto the Gentile people, I am going to show you a mystery. See, time is progressing, it is progressing in Paul’s ministry. He said behold I show you a mystery. Are we getting this? Is this answering any questions, or is it putting more questions in your mind?) We shall not all sleep, (What did this do for the Corinthians? It must have done something to them. There they were baptizing for the dead, the Corinthians were, and some of them were even saying the resurrection is already past. When we get ahead of God, we get in trouble. They could not wait on Paul. They could not wait on his answer, they had to figure it out themselves, and look what a mess they were in. They could not even judge when something was wrong, bad wrong. We shall not all sleep….) but we shall all be changed, In a moment, (When Charles Price, which was a Presbyterian, had heard about this tent meeting going on, that all of his church people were going to, he was afraid to go himself, because he was afraid of the higher official of the church. He was a doctor in the Presbyterian Church, Dr. Charles Price. He met a young black guy that was coming from that meeting and asked him, what is going on down there? What is happening? He said, there is a lot of glory going on. He went down the road shouting, glory, glory. Charles Price sneaked down there to the tent meeting and went in the back way. He hid behind the piano because he didn’t want anyone to see him. But conviction hit him when the altar call came, he got down in the sawdust and began to pray. Then a bunch of big men moved the piano, and left him exposed before all of them. But by that time it did not make any difference. Bro. William Branham said, it will make tuxedos hug bib overalls. It will take the upper class, and bring them down to where they can see the lower class. We are all the same. It is not big I and little you. It is the grace of God that makes us what we are. I am glad. It makes me happy to see somebody shout. Think about this, In a moment, that is not five minutes time, in a moment..) in the twinkling of an eye, (Brothers and sisters, you are going to be changed and it is going to happen so quick that the next thing you do whenever your eyes blink and you come back, you are going to have a new change of clothes. I know that this is the righteousness of saints, but when Jesus was glorified there with His disciples, it said that His robe was white and glistening. I was talking to Bro. Bud the other night. I said, do you think we are going to rule here on this earth and get our clothes dirty? Are we going to be walking in the mud? Let’s get real. Where are you going to clean your shoes in that heavenly setting? Well I will just clean mine on the steps in that city. You are going to be part of that city. This should make us happy. We should not fear or be in dread, because there is a better day coming, something we have never seen before. We are looking through a dark glass tonight. But there is enough light there that it shows. In the twinkling of an eye…) at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” Some of you that have gray hair now, it is going to be black again, or red, whatever it was before. To us that don’t have any hair, we are going to have hair. How do you know that? It said, God has every hair numbered. I’m going to be Bro. Allen with hair. We do the best we can to keep everything that we have now, but then we will have everything we have lost and more of it. The dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, (When it says that, there is no maybe to it, it said it must. It has to happen.) and this mortal must put on immortality.” There is more to it. “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” God puts death in His mouth and puts it behind Him. This was brought on by a lie. Death came about because of a lie. Who was that liar? Satan. He took a third of the angels with him, when he chose that path. That did not happen over night. God gave him a chance because he was one of the first angels that was ever created, the son of the morning. But then iniquity was found in him. Who found it? God. “O death, where is thy sting? (Death, where is thy hurt? Death is a hurtful thing to us now. We weep, we cry, we are in misery over it.) O grave, where is thy victory?” Brothers and sisters, when that change comes, we will look back at it. “The sting of death is sin; (that is what caused it) and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The victory is already recognized. Paul recognized it. That is the reason he makes this statement. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, (and sisters) be stedfast, (I have seen the stedfastness of some of these brothers and sisters that have lost their companion. God just gave us a little inkling through it all, through Bro. David’s dream. I am sure it helped Sis. Meadors and the family, but it helped us too. That big high backed chair, I like that, because that was not placed there by man. And the records there of the two David’s, David Crawford and David North, the record as they looked, expecting something to be said concerning their past life, it is all forgotten.) Thank God! Our past record is clear