I HAVE ASKED BROTHER DAVID TO READ GEORGE WASHINGTON’S VISION; BEFORE I START ON WHAT I HAVE TO SAY THIS MORNING; SO I ASK THAT EVERYONE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION AS OUR BROTHER READS THIS.
ABOUT THE VISION
Moral was at an all time low and there was a great agitation in the colonies against repeated efforts to secure our freedom from England. Nevertheless General Washington was determined to see the struggle through. These are the words of a first hand observer, Anthony Sherman, who was there and described the situation. You doubtless have heard the story of George Washington going to the thicket to pray. It is not only true, but he often used to pray and seek aid and comfort from God, the intervention of whose divine providence brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation.
(The vision) One day, I remember it well, the chilly wind whistling through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shone brightly, he remained in his quarters nearly all afternoon. When he came out, I noticed his face was shaded paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of an officer, who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said: “I don’t know whether it is owning to the anxiety of my mind or what, but this afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaging in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the purpose of her presence. A second, a third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor, except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time, I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen, but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered violation impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless as though it had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was gaze steadily, vacantly, at my unknown visitor. Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed filled with sensations and grew luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy; the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensation which I have sometimes imagined accompanies dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move, all were impossible. I was conscious only of gazing fixedly at my companion. Presently I heard a voice saying ” Son of the republic, look and learn,” while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastward. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America, the billows of the Atlantic; and between Asia and America lay the Pacific. “Son of the Republic,” said the mysterious visitor as before, “Look and learn.” At that moment I beheld a dark shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating, in mid-aid between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud arose from these countries, and jointed in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then it moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals and I heard the smothered groans of cries of the American people. A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, was dotted with them. Again I heard the mysterious voice say, “Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh. Look and learn.” and with this, the dark shadowy figure turned its face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking, I saw a bright angel on whose brow rested a crown of light on which was traced the word “Union,” place an American flag between the divided nation, and say, “Remember, ye are brethren.” Instantly the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons, became friends once more and united around the National Standard. Again I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, Look and learn.” At this, the dark shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene; from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light, by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns, and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the canon, the clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I again heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel, for the last time, dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious. Then once more I beheld the villages, town and cities springing up where I had seen them before; while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the mist of them, cried in a loud voice, “While the stars remain and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.” Taking from his brow the crown on which was blazoned the word “Union,” he placed it upon the Standard, while people, kneeling down, said “Amen.” The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor who, in the same voice I heard before, said, “Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted. Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful for her is the third; but the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and his Union.” With those words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision; wherein had shown me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.
Such, my friend, concluded the venerable narrator, were the words I heard from Washington’s own lips, and America will do well to profit by them.
Brother Allen speaking, says: I had Bro. David read George Washington’s vision; on account of the things that are happening in the nation. We had a sun eclipse: which some of the Jewish rabbis say: That is judgment to the world. We were allowed to see last weekend; what happened in Nepal. They still do not know how many people are dead. They have already counted sixty six hundred. Some had climbed Mt. Everest, even some from America, and they are dead today; simply because people want adventure. God gave them an adventure they were not looking for. There are certain things we just don’t do: especially as Christians. We don’t want to be a bunch of dare devils. That is a word the world uses freely. The dare is one thing, but the other part is another thing. We are here to live our life for God; and to express His glory, His grace and His mighty works among His children. I was thinking this morning; while looking out over the congregation: there are a lot of brothers and sisters here. I appreciate every one of you. I appreciate all of you very much, and I feel very little; to be the pastor of such people as I see here each time we have a service. It does not make me feel big, great, or anything like that. There is a certain preacher that has been on television: which I have seen and heard once or twice. He was talking in Baltimore the other day, when I heard him. It must have been bad; some of the things he said, but he acted so humble on television. We have a country today that is in very much trouble. That is why I had this vision read; because I believe we are on the verge of something great happening in this country in a derogatory way: something that we have not witnessed before. It has happened here in America, but it has not happened to this degree or to this extent of what is ahead. There are things that I may be reluctant to say, but there are other things that I have to say. Today, we are looking at a nation that is in great turmoil. The police force of this nation is going through great stress. One was shot in New York last night. He was shot in the head, and is in a hospital in critical condition. He may have already died. He was a young man. What I want to say; is that you will not see a bunch of marches over that. The Christian people in this country today, are being ridiculed. The armed forces have put out an alert to the chaplains, never to mention Jesus Christ. If they do, they are not only to be reprimanded, they are going to be put out of service. This nation is in trouble today. The anti-God people of this present time are really having their way. I received an e-mail from a brother down in Mexico this week: Eight miles from the Texas border, ISIS has a training camp. They are ready to strike whenever the time comes. We have ISIS in this country; just waiting for their opportunity to strike. You see when something happens, all this going on is going to join together. The preachers in Baltimore have got together with the various elements; the Crypts, the black gorilla group, and Islamic nations, all got together with them; to get peace. I remember Bro. Jackson saying, that you cannot put a baby and rattlesnake together in a bed without something bad happening to the baby. That is what has happened today, in the pulpits of this great nation. Men have given over to the devil. I was not thinking about saying that, but I have said it. They have given over to the devil; because the Bible means nothing to them. If it is not prosperity, then it is a social message; something that is going on without recognizing this. The only time they ever recognized it, the only time the president recognizes it; is when it is something they feel they can draw out of it; to express their point. I know they do not really care anything about it. The Word of God may not be laying in the streets and people walking on it yet, but it is laying in pulpits, and they are throwing it on the floor and walking on it. This is why certain things are going to happen: There is one more to happen, and it is worse than all. Bro. William Branham had a vision in 1933, and the last part of that vision was, he saw this nation with cities on fire. I have thought many times, that this is exactly what George Washington saw in the vision he had. I wonder why we do not have presidents: Democrat and Republican, that are having visions? The only vision they have is that dollar sign rolling around in their head. How is it that a few years ago a president was in office, that was impeached, but he stayed in office? Him and his wife went out as paupers, according to what Hillary tells. Since he has been out of office, he has made a hundred million dollars in speeches. I never cared about his speech when he was in office, I did not care a thing for it then, and I do not care a thing for it now. I received a phone call the other day, which I feel like was from some Republican. They talked pretty good until they came down to the end and wanted to know how much I would give. I am not giving anything to the Republican party because I see them crawling into bed with the snakes. I am not talking about any certain individual, but I am talking about the entire political scene. Politics are rotten today. As Bro. Wells sang the song, we are living, surely living in the day He spoke about; just compare it with Matthew 24. So prepare yourself. Amos said twenty seven hundred years ago, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. I say this morning to Faith Assembly and to the listeners out there, whatever country you are in, prepare to meet your God. Let us give ourselves unto the spirit of God. I was just thinking about the songs that were sung this morning, how inspiring they were. It just built up from one to another. We have had a good time here in the Lord. I felt good. I don’t necessarily feel so good about what I am having to say, but it is necessary. When there is looting, and when there is burning going on, they can tell the police to stand down; because we can stand a little bit of the city being torn up. What is right about that? Now the older people that were depending on a CVS pharmacy, have no CVS pharmacy there any longer. Not everybody is not happy about this, but not everyone is speaking up. This is building into something all around the nation. People are marching like never before. I don’t know what happened to that man, neither does that woman that locked up six people. She doesn’t know. This is not a black, white, or red issue; this is a devil issue. Who gave anyone a right to throw rocks and bricks and injure a hundred policemen? Who had that right? They call the police dirty names. Is that the way America talks today? I worked at Ford Motor company for thirty one years. I heard some of this kind of stuff and it did not make me happy, but it was never anything near what is going on in the streets of America today. People have lost their way even of knowing how to talk. It goes on with women and men. A woman was interviewing a man; he began to say some words, they kept the microphone on. I am angry at the devil today. Young people, you have something to live for. Don’t let words come out of your mouth that you don’t want to swallow. You cannot take them back. Let me read Matthew 24 again. Verse 23, “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” What about those preachers that preach contrary to what we know to be right? To me, whoever you associate with: I do not mean those you have to work with; you cannot control that. However whoever you associate with otherwise; which are our friends: This is where we must be selective; if we are going to be true to our God that has shown mercy and grace toward us. Most preachers that got with the Bloods, the Crypts, all the rest of them, to try to obtain peace; there are things more serious than trying to get peace with the enemy. It says, lo, here is Christ, He is not everywhere. He is not just anywhere. He is not in every pulpit where preachers are misrepresenting Him this morning. They name Him when it is convenient. He did preach peace, but there is another scripture in Paul’s writing that says, when they said peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them. Why did He say that? What He said next explains it. Notice: “For there shall arise false Christ’s (false anointed ones. That is not talking about somebody that has tried to take on the name Christ. That is an anointing. When the Holy Ghost, which is God, said His name shall be called Jesus, unto Mary and Joseph, that was His name. But when He was thirty years old, He received the Holy Ghost: after He was baptized by John: That made Him Jesus the Christ. (Jesus the anointed One) We worship Him; because He is the anointed one. This will partly answer something that has been asked of me lately. He is Lord, but He is not God! The man sitting by the wayside recognized Him and said, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Sometimes I get a little bit loud, and sometimes my brothers get a little bit loud, but that is to emphasize an expression of love for the Word of God. That was an expression: that man needed to be heard. Sometimes we cry out in agony, Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, would you help me? Would you help me through this trial? There shall arise false Christ’s…) and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; (Does that make them right? There may be more healing take place some other place in this world, than what is here in Faith Assembly, but that don’t make it right. There will be great signs and wonders…) insomuch that, if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived:” The Benny Hinn’s, that can blow on them and watch them fall. It has an affect on people, but the bride of Christ will never be deceived. I am not standing here to mock anyone; but to sound a word of caution; because these men are raised up to high heaven in this hour of time. Oral Roberts: while he was living, sold out. People after awhile, forget what somebody has done, but when he took seven million dollars from a man in Florida; who was a dog racer: That was a sellout. He had said, if somebody don’t supply seven million dollars, then I will die this year. The man that raised dogs, said he did not want him to die, so he gave him seven million dollars. In 1963, this nation: this world went into darkness, the church world. Laodicea has no light; it is darkness. That is the reason why they can go into these big edifices, they can go and sit, have their lat-te’s and eat doughnuts. I could say to them; You better enjoy them, because that is all you are going to get out of that service. You are not going to have another service until next Sunday morning. Forty five minutes of rock music and fifteen minutes of a piece of a sermon. This rock music, this rotten stuff is from hell. I remember; back in the 1980’s; a certain doctor that went to Israel, and down to Lazarus’ tomb had quite an experience. I have been there; back in the 1970’s. He went into Lazarus’ tomb, and while he was there, he had a vision. He saw all these little devils with their faces marked up. The reason I believe that; is because I also see that very scene. He said their faces were marked up, and they were beating and going on like rock music is today. These men, a lot of them, do not have any hair; except on the back, and then they pull it into a long pony tail. They are so proud of that pony tail and their big beards. Let us watch what we give our attention to. The Bible teaches us to watch and pray; that we enter not into temptation. Sometimes the temptation is to look like the world. The world has no appeal to me. God dealt with me all summer long; before I finally surrendered my heart to Him. It was in the first part of January 1959: I just felt like I could not go any further. I felt the pull. I got to the place that I felt alone, even when I was around family or whatever, it was because there was something inside pulling me to surrender my life to God. Young people, you are blessed to be where you are, because you have an opportunity that only God gives. I don’t know how young some of you are. I don’t know how God is dealing with you either; if you are just five or six years old. If there is something inside; pulling you, and telling you to give your heart to the Lord: Mom and Dad cannot do that for you. We are getting ready to go through a certain door; the exit sign is already on it. We will leave this old world one day soon. All who fall for what these denominational preachers are pushing; will still be here when the bride saints are gone. “If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Thank God; that is not possible: We are sealed. God knew there was some that were not going to fall for that stuff they are preaching. I remember; when Sarah Bean was just a little girl: She was in school, and they asked her about a song one of the country music singers had made popular: Achy Breaky Heart. She said: I don’t sing that: I sing; It is Bubbling. It is bubbling this morning. You remember the old coffee pot that had a little glass top on it? When it started boiling, that coffee would move up into that and you could hear the bubbling. We are right on the edge of something, that we are getting ready to walk into: because God is going to prepare something for us before we get out of this world. My subject is, Time is running out. You can see that it is. I am reluctant to say this, but if something happens in this country, you will not be able to go to the grocery and get anything. It will go from the inner city to the country. It would not hurt to have a little staple food on hand. You can always eat as you go and re-supply it. That is all I will say about that. “Behold, I have told you before.” He is reminding the disciples, He had already told them. I like reminders. Some people say, oh, he has preached on this before. Peter said, I will not be negligent to tell you these things, even though you know them. There is a song that says, remind me dear Lord, nothing good have I done to deserve God’s only Son. Nothing at all: you cannot buy your way in, and you cannot pay your way out of purgatory: which actually does not exist anyhow. When the last breath is taken from this mortal body, you go into the presence of God or you go to the other place where the rich man lifted up his eyes, being in torment. “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; (A lot of them went to the desert back in the 1960’s. Arizona was crowded with them. They had to follow the prophet, when the prophet said, don’t come; there is nothing out here but rattlesnakes and scorpions. They went anyhow. God had taken the man off the scene before they had even got settled. God has a way of pulling the rug out from under some people; when they are determined to go their own way. They believed Bro. William Branham was God while he was here, and after he died, they still believed it. They waited year after year for him to raise from the grave. For years, down at the cemetery on Easter, they would gather down there; with great expectation. That is what they went for. The correct word for Easter; is Passover, not Easter. They would go down there and wait. Sis. Branham died; I went to the funeral. It was just a block from the cemetery to the Tabernacle. I went there to the cemetery. As soon as they got through saying their words, here were these men; looking like a bunch of Amish that had grown beards. Where did they get that from? They began to sing Only Believe. I got such an eerie feeling that I left there. What were they believing for? They were believing for something impossible; under those circumstances. God can do anything that fulfills His will and purpose, but raising Brother Branham from the grave was not one of them. They followed him to the desert; even though he told them not to. That scripture says: If they say He is in the desert…) go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.” Brother Branham was God’s prophet to this age, but as soon as he died, they had to raise them up another prophet. That did not work for them either. God raised up Brother Jackson to minister to the bride saints, but Brother Jackson was not Brother Branham. They had a very different ministry, but Brother Jackson’s ministry takes you further into a true revelation than any of the other ministers. Neither I, nor any of these other brothers, were called to that purpose at that time. Many tried to fill the gap, but they were not Brother Jackson. God makes no mistakes; and He does not use copy cats. Brother Jackson was anointed of the Spirit of God to shed light on many things that other preachers had just gouged at. You might say, well Elisha followed Elijah and he did some of the same miracles that Elijah did. Elijah was a loner; Elisha was a mixer. He mixed with people. He dwelt around people. Elijah would speak; then leave. That is a lonely life. Bro. William Branham spoke and he left. Today I have spent time on other things, and I am glad I did. We have many things to look at in this message.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
We are in an evil day and time the Bible speaks about, that would come. We are seeing it first hand. We do not have to wait for another time to see it; because we are seeing it now. We are seeing things shape up in the Middle East. We want to be very much on the lookout. The Bible says for us to watch: watch and pray. If we have our mind on a lot of other things; we will fail the things that need to be done in our lives, and in the lives of others that we are responsible for. I feel a great responsibility today for the ministry that has been given me. I did not do anything to cause it to be this way, or to cause the Lord to show me different things. It was not because of anything I did: because I really did not study for it. I have studied the scripture, but not for the purpose of being able to bring things out that was going to be for the hour we are living in now. I did not do anything to bring it about: it was just pointed out to me by the spirit of God. That is what I want to say today: that I want to put myself behind the scene and put Him in the forefront. He is worthy of all our praise, and all that we do; should be by His leading. That is why I mentioned about singing: It is not to heap praise upon a person, but it is to give praise unto Him;; the great God of all creation. Different ones have different talents; even in singing. We do not all sing alike. It would get kind of boring if one got up and sang just like the other one. We have a variety and I thank God for the variety. That does not make anyone above anyone else. It is just an appointment; a talent that God has given to His people: to be able to edify the body of Christ. When we see our position in the Word of God, the joints that supply, they must supply something to the next joint; that it goes all the way through the entire body. When the joints are supplied: then that makes up the body. They are trying today, to make every human, male and female, the same. They are not the same. They were not made up the same. The bone structure is not the same. You cannot change that. Some may say; well I was born a man, just figuratively, to say, I was born a man, but really I am a woman in a man’s body. That is stupidity. You who think like that, have allowed the devil to get hold of you and he has warped your mind to the point where you will never recover, because God does not make mistakes. It is the devil; that has warped the mind of those who think like that, and made them into something that does not fit in anywhere. When it comes to a man going into a woman’s restroom: my goodness, where would that lead to? Or a woman going into a man’s restroom; simply because they say, well I was born that way. I say to any such: You are full of the devil. That is what is wrong with you, and you will never be saved; thinking like that. God will not accept homosexuals into the kingdom of genuine believers unless they repent first and renounce that way of life. I am not judging anyone; I do not have to: God’s Word has already judged them who are living contrary to the way of righteousness. If a change is not made, whatever it is, if it is homosexuality or whatever, if you don’t make a change, you are not going to heaven. It is just that simple. I read in the 1st chapter of Romans, and it tells me there; that God has dealt with man through the ages; it may have been eons back, but the thing about it is; you passed it on to another generation. Man was not born to worship Buddha. Man was not born as Muslims. Man’s need to worship something; has led mankind in many directions spiritually, but there is only One True God to worship, and there is only one birth that every person must experience, in order to go to heaven; that is a new birth by the Spirit of God, and it will change all the rest of those ideas you may have had. We know we live in a time and hour that man is changing the Word of God; to make soul salvation an easy thing, but really; God’s way has never changed. It is still going to be face value. When an individual stands before God: that person is still going to be judged by his, or her obedience to what is written in the Word of God: that has been given to mankind by the anointing of that sovereign Spirit. People get the idea somehow; that God is going to accept them regardless of whether they repent and surrender their life to Him or not: just as long as they do good things for needy people and live what they consider to be a good life. They think He is going to accept them into the kingdom of heaven because they lived what they consider to be a good life. Wrong! There is only one way into the kingdom of heaven, and that way was secured on that old cross on Golgotha: when the Son of God willingly allowed Himself to be crucified by an angry mob; to pay our sin debt, and deliver us from death, hell and destruction. Unless you recognize that, and submit to God’s requirement for His true children; you are lost and totally without God. I was thinking about all the things that are happening in the world, the tearing up of cities, things of that nature; which is doing the devil’s dirty work. Two black men shot two cops last night, in Mississippi. One was white, one was black. Let us see what the president does about that. Let us see if he sends somebody of importance down there. There are always two sides to everything. We all recognize that. I had a teacher say to me; well there are really three, your side, my side and the right side. We live in a time when the big thing now is the Millennial’s. You young people are living in that time: when these young people are calling themselves the Millennial’s, from thirty years old and on down. So they have come up with this replacement theology. These young preachers are preaching it in pulpits today. They claim that within five years; everybody on this earth is going to be against Israel. I will go over that again, the replacement theology is that the church has replaced Israel, and that Israel is no longer important, so what they do with that, is say that the Palestinians have a right to the land of Israel. We live in a dangerous hour. The Bible says it would be this way in the last days. They are going to teach these things in colleges: That is where it is coming from. It used to be higher learning, but now they have ways of teaching math and stuff like that; which is foreign to me. Don’t bring it to me: I cannot understand it. I know one and one is two, you cannot change that. Children in the fourth and fifth grades today cannot even read. They are going right on through school without an education. If you are a big sports person; they are going to pass you. You are going to get through; because that is more important than an education. I have seen some of these men that have gone through college in sports, and whatever they got from college, and in a year or two they are going back to college to learn how to read. We live in an evil hour of time. Jesus repeated this in Matthew, Mark in and Luke: As it was in the days of Noah; so shall it be in the days of the son of man. Of course it is one message, but all of them recorded it. It must have been important. Luke goes further and said, As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. It says they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Here we are; and it is up to the Supreme Court in June, to say whether a state can be forced to marry two men or two women together. Don’t bring that stuff to me. I know what the Bible says about perversion. If God turned Sodom and Gomarrah into ashes because of that lifestyle; He will not let this generation get by with it: There is a price to pay; when you ignore the Word of God. Today; the court system, with all these judges, which are motivated by reprobate minds, are not interested in what the Bible says about this kind of thing. You may say, I did not come here to hear that. What did you come here for? Bro. Kevin made mention of something the other night. I saw it. I will not be liked for saying anything about it, but this so called church leader is putting his young daughter on the stage of the world. I remember when a little girl, three or four years old, used to come up for Bro. Bud and me to hold her. All at once, she did not come up any more. About a month later she sneaked and came up here, but that was the last time. Don’t tell me you did not have something to do with it. She is about twelve years old now. I say this today; as a warning: If you let it go, you will have a broken heart. It is not far from right to wrong. You get something wrong, and you will go down a path where it will get easier and easier and easier to slip. I probably will not be listened to, but that is my warning today. Stop it now, while you can; or suffer heartache later. You might think I do not have a right to tell you that. Yes, I do. I cannot be a preacher unless I go to the 33rd chapter of Ezekiel and the 3rd verse, the watchmen. If the watchman does not warn them, then what happens? If you see the wrong and you do not warn them: I see the wrong in it, and I would like to see it turn out right. I remember what Bro. William Branham said many years ago. He had a friend that lived here but he grew up in Germany. He came here to this country and loved it. He had a beautiful daughter. Some of the people came to him and wanted her to enter the beauty pageants. It embarrassed him. He said, my daughter will not be on display before the world; wearing those filthy clothes and all. I will get into it more tonight: showing that, that spirit never dies. This spirit that is upon America and the rest of the world, is a spirit that has been since Cain slew Abel. What did it call him there in Jude? The son of the wicked one. Adam was not a wicked one. Adam was a son of God; That is what God called him all the way down through his life. In Matthew, when it goes into the genealogy, it names them one by one, by one, all the way through Abraham. Enoch, all the way down from Adam, it said Adam, which is the son of God. I do not read anywhere, that Adam kept sinning; after that one time of disobedience. These preachers that want to jump on Adam for what he did, are everyone doing worse. You are fooling a bunch of people. You are taking them down a road of no return: yet you are stars on television. You get on the News and argue; You even argue with News people: because you do not think things went right in Baltimore. You get on there and argue; you are so pious. The devil is pious too. Preachers in pulpits used to know who that man of sin is. TV preachers of this hour of time do not know. It is still that head of Rome. It will not change. John said, there are many antichrists in the world; many. This thing is about over. You see the door closing. One of these days before long, it is going to slam shut. There will not be any more chance for unbelievers: no more salvation. Kylie: would you come up here for a minute? This is Kylie: She went to Israel with us. She got a chance to see all the different places on that tour. On the last day; she got to go to the garden tomb. When she went in that tomb: she had an experience. Right Kylie? She came to me Thursday night and said, I want to say something to you. She had something to say: the Lord touched her when she was in the tomb. When is one too young for that? Kylie is not quite eight years old yet. So I say; the trip was worthwhile. She had not even told her Mom and Dad until last Sunday night. There are other young children that were touched also. God is doing something in Faith Assembly, and I would not trade that for all the world. You can parade young children out there before that long haired bunch of men. Then when they get through, you hear; I would like to take your little girl home with me. You who cast your little children into a place of worldly entertainment; I say you are idiotic! I know I am saying some hard things this morning, but we are living in a late hour of time. If your experience of salvation was the real thing: I am saying it is time you start living it. Take this whole world, but give me Jesus. Take it all. I ask, what is too young for little children to have that experience? What was too young with Samuel? When God spoke to him, he did not know who He was hearing from: he just heard a voice. He ran to wake up the high priest and asked, did you call me? That would have been an audible voice. He told him to go back and lay down. He went back and laid down. Again the voice came: Samuel. He went back to the high priest and said, did you call me? Eli began to get worried. He said to him, go back and lay down; if it happens again say; here am I. Can we say that this morning? Young people, young children, God has something for you; so do not push it away. If you are ten, eleven, or twelve years old; God has something for you. The door is closing. Remember the song, Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry: While on others you are calling, do not pass me by. I will say again: Young people, do not let Him pass you by. I would not miss an experience like that for anything in the world. It will change your whole life. It will not take you out of the world, but it will keep you from the evil of the world. I have a scripture I want to read. It is Ezekiel 34, verse 11. “For thus saith the Lord God; (God talks. When He does talk, it is an expression of authority.) “Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” It was dark for Israel. We live in a country today, where we know that fifteen states have ISIS members in them: thousands. We cannot discriminate; but I ask: Why are they here? Who let them in? The Christian people did not. I did not say church people, because the church people are the ones that are inviting the people from Syria. They do not even know who they are. This is an evil and adulterous generation. If we get our hearts right with God; we will see one another as we are. “And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.” God is bringing Israel back; eight point two million of them. A million and half from Russia. Why? Why have they come from Russia? God said, open the door. I know there have been churches that have helped them, but you did not bring them. God opened the door. When God opens the door, you cannot shut it. “I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.” He is talking about His people, the sheep of His pasture. He is not talking about this replacement theology. God is not a theologian. Do you know what a theologian is? He is speaking theories, which have no meaning; no edification. “I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.” I do not see anything in there; where it says Palestinians. It is just not in there. President Obama: it is not in there! Ex-president Bush, it is not in there! Bill Clinton, it is not in there! You tried to make it work: you have billions of dollars in foreign banks, which the United States supplied to try to negotiate peace. Israel gave away everything for him, and then he gets down to the last and says: I cannot do it; they will kill me. He was not supposed to. There is one thing he did right. “I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.” You Israeli leaders, you had better watch out! God has His mind upon you! You are responsible! As I said the other day: this man which was supposed to talk to Netanyahu, had a church with less than one hundred. He thought: me, talk to Netanyahu? It was about ten years before he had the opportunity. Here a man came to him and said, you are supposed to speak to Netanyahu, and tell him not to give up land; if you do the prime minister office will be taken away from you. That is when they negotiated with Bill Clinton, and gave up land. Netanyahu was voted out of office. It came again to this man; you are going to see Netanyahu, and you are going to tell him he will be back in office again, and don’t give up any land. Ten years later: Netanyahu sees this man in the crowd. He invites him to go and talk with him. He went to talk with him, he told him; you are going to be prime minister again, but don’t give up land. The election has happened. He tried to get the Labor party to go in with him; they would not. He would up with sixty one in his parliament. You have to have sixty one to lead or they have another election. They are all right wingers. He has some staunch people in there now; that will not give up land. Don’t you know, God has everything in His hands? Everything is moving in the right direction, whether we like it or not. God is on the move. I like it! I like to see God working with young people. Young people; get hold of Him; you will never regret it. “And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the goats.” God said, in Zephaniah the 2nd chapter: I will search Jerusalem with a light. He is searching our hearts today. He knows the intent of our heart. He knows the intent of my heart. I have no desire, and no intention of not telling people the truth. God is not a loser. All that the Father hath given to me, Jesus said, will come. He will drag you. He will push you. He will put a ring in your nose if necessary, (just an expression) and I am not talking about those out there in the world; that have those terrible looking rings in their nose. How do they even blow their nose? All this stuff in their jaws; I have to wonder how they can even eat. I saw one the other day: She had three things in her jaw. Surely something like that would get in the way of chewing food. Women painting themselves up with all those tattoos! What a sight! If anyone here, ever gets a tattoo: I hope you get a terrible rash. The only mark I want on me; is the mark the Spirit of God puts on His children. “Semeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? And to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?” God has given us opportunity in this hour of time, to drink of the deep water. The deeper it goes, the cooler it gets. I sure do not want to be on God’s hot seat in this hour we are living in. Somebody will ask me once in awhile; how is everything in Salem? I just say; I don’t know: I just drive through it. I see all these invitations for this church and this chili supper, this one or that one. “Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad.” God is concerned with your sickness. That is a part of what was included on that old cross; by whose stripes you are healed. It has already happened. It is already available. That is a conclusion; it is written in the book. God put salvation in His book, deliverance, dedication, nine fruits of the spirit. He did not just put eight in there: nor did He put them in there for us to pick and choose the ones we want. We cannot do that; unless we are willing to give ourself over to what we choose. It will take away selfishness. It will take away jealousy. It will take away evil speaking. Just think what all of the bad things; the nine fruit of the Spirit gets rid of. Do you know why it does that? It is so we can live in peace. It is so I can love my brothers and sisters. You cannot be a Christian with a chip on your shoulder. We have to get rid of the old man, and put on the new man; to be able to live a true Christian life. God help you today; if you are sitting in here and that old man is still working. Get rid of him: cast him out! You might say, that is just the way I am; the way I have always been. I say to anyone who says or feels like that: Get rid of it! Let us search ourselves and see what is the most important thing in our lives. If we will do that; when those church house doors are open, if we can, we are going to be here. Summer is coming up. I do not object to people taking a vacation, but do not do that every other week or so, not every other service. Seeing the days we are living in; let us be sure that we join ourselves together and worship our great God. I do not meant to be pointing out anyone, but I feel like it right now: I see Bro. Kevin’s wife taking care of her mother; coming down here on Thursday night and bringing her: then taking her back, and come back again on the weekend. Sister James was here Thursday night; She said she was so happy Brother James had gained thirteen pounds. He sure did not need to lose any more. If we want to lose anything, let us lose our mind and get the mind of Christ. Well something came up the other day, and I just lost my temper. Have you ever heard that? To that I say: No you did not lose your temper; you found it. Lose it, and never try to find it!. “Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey, and I will judge between cattle and cattle. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; (He is talking about David’s son. In the Millennium there will be a theophany, one governmental head. He will delegate authority to those that have deserved it. You might say, well I have not done much as a Christian. If you are thirty fold, you have done much and you are a part of God’s family.) he shall feed them, and He shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. (It is sealed.) And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.” When God begins to judge this thing; it will go to Washington, and right on down, because they are the ones that have made the laws. The Supreme Court, that is going to rule in the month of June on gay marriage: That has already been ruled on from the beginning of time. When God made them, He made them male and female. He did not make them male and male, or female and female. Some of these people have gotten so big that they have made themselves a female god. You are going back to some of the things of old Baalbek and some of those places back there. You have not gone anywhere. You are just carrying a spirit over; right on through time. You who worship yourself: you are a little god; when you worship yourself. When you die, you are going to wish you had worshiped the only God that could help you, and take care of you, which is the Great God of heaven. “And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” Are you enjoying yourself this morning? Do you feel blessed? After all I have said, do you still feel blessed? “And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, (God is making a promise to them now.) and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heaven, neither shall the beast of the land devour them, but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.” That place is only found in the arms of a loving and compassionate God, and the only way to get there; is through the only begotten Son of God; Jesus Christ.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
I am going to start tonight; with something that has come to me during the week, something to put together; to try and show you, that from the beginning of time up until this time, just what has gone on; and why things are like they are now. You never get very far from the very beginning, as far as the spirit world is concerned. The world we live in has spirits that have been chained down until the time of judgment; because they were just so wicked that God did not permit them to come to mankind. If He had, then it would have been much worse than what it has been, even though we may think it could not have been worse, but it was. Then you have other spirits that still live on in this day; that lived back in eons of time, from the very beginning of time. That is what affects us today, those same spirits that have been prevalent in times gone by: They did not change. You cannot convert them because they are demons. You cannot be good enough to overcome then. I remember a dream I had years ago: I saw right then, that there was no way man can overcome these things on his own. I had not been coming here very long when I had this dream. I have told it before, but it has been several years. I had seen some of the things that had gone on in the time we are living in. This was a religious spirit. I saw myself in a dream: I was sitting around a table with Bro. Jackson and some other people. There was an elderly woman there also. I could not tell you who she was. I was sitting there at the table, more or less just fellowshiping, or eating. I was sitting there with my face toward a window. All at once there appeared a spirit in that window, not more than this tall. (small measure) It motioned to the woman, like, come here. She rejected it for a little bit, and finally, she could not reject it any more, and it took her. The amazing thing was; she came back, and when she came back, she was rejoicing. The next time it was my time. This spirit motioned for me and I said no. It motioned again a time or two and I said no. But then I saw that was not working, because it was not going to leave. Finally it disturbed me so much, I just pointed at it and said: In the name of Jesus Christ, leave me alone. It was just like a watermelon that splattered. It let me know that there are things in this life that we are not going to overcome on our own, because we cannot match them in our physical mind, or our physical being. There are spirits in this world that we cannot overcome on our own. It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we will ever be able to overcome things like that when they come our way. I know the Bible says to resist the devil. That is what I did: I resisted him, but there is a resistance in our mind when we see or feel something, or when something comes toward us; we can resist that, because we have the power and authority to do so. God gave us the armor. It says for us to take unto ourselves the whole armor of God. It is something we must take. God just does not go passing it around and saying, here, or here, but we take it. We take unto us the full armor of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day. That is the day we are living in: an evil day. Sometimes it is just so small we think, well that is not going to bother me, but if it is leading us away from what we need, or what we need to do, then it is time to address it according to the way God’s Word says. As I quoted this morning, the Bible says we are to watch and pray. We have to watch. We have to listen. In the scripture, as it was said to the prophet; listen and learn. It is a time we are living in, when we need to try the spirits, whether they be of God or not. I know when I preached on the godhead, some felt: well I have heard that before. And you sure have, but I feel the Lord gave us more understanding; that we may understand things in a better way. We should never say, well I already know that. When Bro. Kevin gets up here and preaches one week, and read the same scripture the next week; I know I am going to get something out of it; that I did not get last week. The thing about it is, that is the same way with the blessings of God. You may have sat here in services and felt nothing. That does not mean anything, because the next time you come in, it might just come to you, into you, and let you know, because He said I will never leave you or forsake you. We do not want to get to the point that we ignore Him; or ignore His Spirit when He is dealing with our lives. The biggest disappointment we can ever have as a young Christian, is to feel like; I am getting nowhere; I am doing nothing: God is surely not with me. Why did He call you? Why does He speak to you? All of a sudden, it seems like He is not around. Please remember: It is just like the song goes; He was there all the time. He promised that He would be with us always. I will never leave you or forsake you. That promise is real, and we ought to always remember it. I want, especially the young people and younger Christians, to realize; that just because you maybe do not feel the same as somebody else; you are not the exact same as someone else. God deals with each of us according to what He sees ahead for each one. That is why I often think of what Bro. Jackson said: If you don’t feel anything; you will, so just hold on. Wait forGod’s time. That is why I had Kylie come up here this morning. There were bus loads of people that went into the garden, that may not have felt anything; because it was not the time for them. Of all the different ones that testified, I did not hear any one say they were disappointed, or discouraged because of anything about the trip. Everybody had something different to rejoice about. Some of it was the same, but all of it was something: that even though it might have been different, it was things that struck each one’s spirit. The thing that amazed me; was how God did deal with some of the young people. I feel like everybody that went; came back with a different attitude, a different zeal, and a different attitude about what they want. It had to do something: that made so many say; when the next trip comes: I want to go. Why would you want to take a trip that was all dull? We did not just go there to see things” We went there to experience something. As we went up on the Sea of Galilee; we knew that was not the same water Jesus was on when He was here, because it keeps feeding in new water, but it was the same place. I have some things I want to talk about tonight. It will refer you back to some of the things I have said before, but it will not be the same. I want to go back to Daniel 2. My subject is still the same. We will start with verse 36. Nebuchadnezzar has dreamed a dream. The dream begins with him. Or let me say it this way, it goes with the time he is living in; because he is not going to live through all the dream. The dream lasts seventy years as far as what he is to accomplish, but he does not live that long. We realize that Belshazzar; his grandson, ends the dream, as far as Nebuchadnezzar is concerned. So it is himself, another one, and then Belshazzar. What I am talking about; is a spirit that lives on. It does not die, because these spirits are fallen spirits; that originally God created. God created the devil, but He did not cause him to do the evil; he made that choice when he exalted. I have heard it said, oh, if I had lived in the days of Adam; I would have so and so. If you had lived in the days of Adam, you would have done the same thing he did. They say, I want to tell that old man something. That is foolish talk. Foolish thinking, and foolish talking; because we have had our time of the fallen nature. Sometimes we have not done so good since God took that nature away from us. I am not talking about getting out here and carousing, or anything like that. I never did drink. I did not have to worry about that, when I came to the Lord. I did smoke though, and that was not of God. The reason I smoked, was because unbelief. As Bro. William Branham said one time; smoking, drinking, and all this kind of thing, is not sin. That sounded funny to some people at that time. One woman spoke up; tell me then, what is sin? He said; unbelief. As we look at this dream Nebuchadnezzar had, Daniel was telling him what his dream meant. He was not just telling hin the interpretation of it after somebody has gone over the rest of the dream: He is going to tell him what the dream meant. He did not bat an eye while he was telling it, because God had showed him. He was not getting up and prophesying to Nebuchadnezzar. He had already seen it before he got to Nebuchadnezzar. He said, give me a little time. He went to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and said, let us pray. Their lives were in their hands if it was not right. When some of the magicians and all those people; which they had then; just like they do now. When they began to say tell us the dream. He said; you are just buying time, hoping that in a few days this will pass. It was not going to pass, because he was not going to let it pass. It did not matter who it was before him, nor how many parliamentary offices he had, he did not care. He did not care about the Supreme Court or anything else. He wanted an answer. A guard of Daniel’s just happened to be the one that listened. There is a young Jewish man that can tell you what the dream means. He brought him in to the king. Daniel said this is the dream. Sometimes in life we have to be positive. You cannot quibble on this. You cannot quibble on truth. We cannot quibble about sin. Be sure, your sins will find you out. “This is the dream; and we (He is not going to do it on his own. Who else is in the room with him? The magicians, the others, the Chaldeans, they are not going to tell him. When he said, we will tell you the dream; he was talking about God. He knew that he did not know it on his own, and he was not talking about having a mouse in his pocket. Sometimes we have an answer; just like Isaiah, the 2nd chapter, God had tried him. As He tried him, Isaiah met the trial, he met the test. God said to him, who can I send? He said, here am I, send me. But before that, it was a struggle, I cannot talk. Moses said the same thing when he was in the desert. He gave every excuse in the world, but God is not interested in excuses. I do not mean to sound rough. That is just my way of doing things. We…) Will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: (He is not buttering him up. What I am saying tonight, spirits do not die.) for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.” The God of heaven gave him that. It did not mean he was going to do everything right. He did not. But here he is, right here 606 B.C. I cannot spend all my time on that in order to get to the point I want to get to. “And wheresoever the children of men dwell, (He is talking about his kingdom. It is not going to be as large as the next kingdom. It is not going to cover as much ground. It is not going to cover as many people. It is in Iraq, the same old spirit today that was in there. Nebuchadnezzar worshiped idols.) the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.” How did he know that? Nebuchadnezzar is thinking; how did he know that? I did not tell him. Surely I did not speak in my sleep. The dream is more vivid to him now than when he dreamed it; because he is getting more out of it. He sees an interpretation. That is the way the truth is tonight: the longer you stay in it, the more it is going to mean to you. You do not just pass on this and pass on that, thinking that everything is going to be alright. “And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, (Medo-Persia, that is the silver) and another third kingdom of brass, (the Greek Empire, bronze or brass) which shall bear rule over all the earth.” “See, you go from the head down and you are getting weaker all the time, and meaner, and harder. “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.” That Roman Empire, which appears demonistic, a devilish thing. “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, (It goes down here: which connects all the way to the end time, which gets down to the feet and toes. The toes are part clay and there are ten of them, which is the ten horns. Part clay and part iron, potters clay. You go from the iron, which is the Roman kingdom, to the clay, which is ecclesiastical, that goes into religion, but as far as it is concerned; it never changes. It is the same old spirit right on through time. Some of those bishops, priests, and popes, were more cruel than the Roman rulers. They killed and literally slaughtered. They took over kingdoms: all in the name of religion. The popes ravished whom they would. To keep it from looking so bad on them, they organized a group called the Jesuits. It is still alive today. That old spirit keeps on living.) the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.” That miry clay cannot stand. In Revelation 17, it ends; because the iron again takes over and breaks the clay. “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.” When the Reformation took place in the 1500’s, that began to break it up, but the life still lived, even though: in 1806 they declared the papacy as dead: Yet when WW2 was over, it began to revive. That is what you read in Revelation 13, which the denominational preachers prophecy, and say there will be a man arise, and he is going to be shot in the head, left for dead, but he is going to arise. That is what deceived preachers are saying. That is how far away from truth they are. They missed it completely. God sent a prophet to this age; which said; If the United States did not accept truth it in 1956, it would go the other way. Look at it! Look at the preachers on television today! Money is all that matters to them. The soul of man is mentioned, but it is mentioned after the money. Sure you have to have money to run a church” You have to have money to run the internet, and you have to have money to put out a paper, but when you have to beg for the money: that is the time to shut down. They are all still begging. I am going to go further with this, but I want to read the rest of this first. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, (It is yet to come.) which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people.” It will not be left to other people of the world: it is going to be only for the saints of God. God is not going to let all that other happen again. He let sin enter one time, but He is going to eradicate it entirely. Natural man does not want that. He is still living on that old spirit that inhabited these kingdoms back there, just like the one that has a female god. Come on down to the Greek Empire, to Alexander the Great: who was not so great. He died at age 33; crying because he could not conquer more kingdoms. He died of an ill favored disease. “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” Surely there is a God that knows our circumstances today. I am not talking about just any god. There is only one true God. He knows what you are going through. He knows what you need. He watches things. That stone came out of the mountain, and hit this thing on its feet, because that is the last of it. This is the end of that. When it does, it tumbles the rest of it. These spirits still live though, and I want to show you something. We will go to the 7th chapter of Daniel, “In the first year of Belshazzaar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.” Part of this was for Daniel’s time. He didn’t understand it all. God was speaking to us in this hour. He did not mean for it to be understood through all the ages. Paul did not preach on this, Peter did not preach on this. It was not for their time. It was for us. They talked about the end time, and what would be going on, but this was left for us. As it says in Daniel 12, shut up the vision, close it up until the end, go your way. I will put it that way, we by the grace of God are a privileged people. “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.” Some people want to claim that this is talking about people. It is talking about the Middle East, because that is where it came from. It came from the Mediterranean Sea, all these nations have their part around the Mediterranean Sea. “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.” They came up from the sea. Water, represents people in various scriptures, but the Middle East is the dwelling place. Don’t bring it here, don’t do like so many are doing: Don’t bring it to the United States. Don’t take it to China, don’t take it to India. This did not happen in India; it did not happen in China. This did not happen in the United States. It happened around the Mediterranean area. The Mediterranean empties into the Atlantic Ocean. There is just a little wide place where it goes into the Mediterranean. Here all these ten nations, in some way, are connected to that area of the world. Not every one of them touch the Mediterranean, but all of them have their outreach from the Mediterranean. You have to identify where it is before you can know what is going on. This does not travel from nation to nation. They say now, that there are twenty seven nations that belong to the European Union. It would not matter if there are forty seven: there are only ten that he is speaking of in this. I do not aim to change something like that. We have been taught that. I would not change it; because it is the truth. I am not trying to make myself the message. The message is the Word of God. “The first was like a lion, (That is the head.) and had eagle’s wings: (That is what will carry it to the distance it will go. It was not only in Iraq. Iraq is where it had its beginning: because that is where Babel was. God said that Babel will never be built again. That was what King Hussein was planning on doing. He had billions of dollars to work with, and money coming in all the time. He was getting ready to rebuild Babylon. God said no: it will never be rebuilt. There is less chance of it now than there ever was.) I beheld till the wings were plucked, (He is talking about the end of it; talking about Belshazzar.) and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, (Do not let these denominational television preachers convince you of anything else. One is preaching that this is England, these wings are the United States, and the bear is Russia. That could not be farther away from the truth.) and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.” It had three ribs in the mouth of it, that means there is going to be three kings. There are actually more than that, but they were not as important as the ones that stand out. That is the silver kingdom. “After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” A beast with four heads, that is a freak of nature if you look at it in that way. This started out as one and wound up as four different generals that take over the kingdom after Alexander died. It had four wings that carried it. This lasted for two hundred years. But this is just the starting of this, the four kings, which had four wings to carry it. You have more kings here, but there is one that comes in there on the last which is Antiochus Epiphanes, cruel and devilish. I have to go on to get to where I want to. “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” This is getting down to the Roman Empire, which had ten horns. It is getting down to where I want to make my point. “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horns, (which does not make eleven. It is still a part of the ten, because this is an ecclesiastical horn) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like unto the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: (You are talking about saints here and then at the end the judgment, the same thing as Revelation 20. It is talking about thousands ministered unto him, then ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him…) the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” They are not books for the saints of God. There is only one book for them, which is the book of life. The books are books that have the deeds of all others recorded in them. People think judgment is going to last for years, in order to get all these names and all these people formed. It will not be. It is like a flash before their eyes. They are going to see their lives. That is going to be their judgment. It says every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess. But it will do no good then. “I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body was destroyed, and given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts, (He is talking about the three.) they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.” What does he mean by that? That is what I have been saying in this message: Those spirits did not die: they are just prolonged for a season of time. It is the same old thing that has ruled the hearts of man through all the centuries of time. There are times it let up. When the Reformation came; the devil had to begin to suppress his desires; hold them down. Then, by the time you get to the ministry of John Wesley in his time, there is an open door for man to hear. As far as revival, that is the most revival time in the history of any Gentile country or nation. That was because God took over and opened the door, but these spirits did not die. Spirits were cast out, just like the ones that entered into the swine. They said don’t cast us out into the deep, because they knew they would never be able to affect anything anymore. Let us go into the swine, they said. That is the kind of spirits that are here today. The mark of the beast is here today; if anybody accepts it, just like there are many antichrists as well. That mark is going to be forced upon some one day. There are people already doomed. They have already rejected the grace of God, so where is there any chance for them? There is none. There are even some young people in the world today: that have rejected the Word of God to the point that God will never deal with them again. I am not talking about you young people here, I am talking about some out in the world. They have gone to colleges to get an education, and they come out full of the devil. Remember, the devil is also a spirit that will control those who let him in. Many of these college professors have taught antichrist doctrine and they have accepted it. That old spirit just simply does not die. It is just prolonged; like it says here: prolonged for a season, and for a time. The spirit that now works in mankind has been alive all along. Man has become soulish. Sure, he is going to worship something, but he will never come to truth. Leave me alone preacher: I don’t want to hear that God talk. The door is fast closing for those with that attitude. Paul said there would be antichrists at the end, but John; when he saw it, said: There are many antichrists already working. When I said something about the mark of the beast, I did not mean that they are already putting it in your hand or your forehead, it enters into the heart of a person first. That beast spirit that came through Cain, is the spirit of damnation. Bro. Turner mentioned this morning about the two babies born to a woman like twins, but were of two different fathers. That is identified as superfetation. We ran a magazine article on it in one Contender years ago. That beast spirit is already abiding in unregenerate mankind today; that spirit that was in Cain. People can kill people and show no remorse; because they have the same spirit in them, that was in Cain. You have a society today, that look upon all policemen as though they are no good. If you take all policemen away, you will have anarchy. You have a world run by the devil anyhow. There was one black and one white that was killed last night down in Mississippi. Let the government leaders run down there and protest that. See if they do. They buried a young police officer in New York last Friday; twenty five years old. Somebody shot him in the head. Nobody protested his death. The world is getting to where they do not respect authority: because they do not respect the Word of God. Look back through history. Look at the Roman kingdom, how vulgar, and how ornery, and good for nothing in rulership. It got so bad, that when Rome was set on fire by Nero, he sat on a balcony and fiddled while it burned, then blamed it on the Christians. That same spirit is in the world today. They have no care for a child of God, even for the ones in other countries, that do not know what we know, and do not live the way we know to live. What are you trying to say, Bro. Allen? Let us get on the ball. Let’s get it right and live right. I will tell this little joke in closing. I saw this in a little paper thirty or forty years ago. I never did play golf. I could not hit a golf ball if I even tried. Here was this woman trying to hit a golf ball. She dug a trench all around it, missing it. There were two little ants sitting there watching. One of the ants said to the other, if we want to live; we better get on the ball. We do want to live, don’t we?
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
The Lord is good to us. He gives us rain and gives us fruitful seasons. He truly has blessed this country. You see what has happened because He has blessed this country. There has been enough food grown here to feed the world in times past, but you wonder how much longer it is going to last. You can see the storms that are hitting Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas: and they have stayed there for days, then they seem to fire up again. We are not lucky here, we are blessed and I thank the Lord for His blessings; because it could be otherwise. When the tornado hit Henryville, Indiana; Bro. Steve and Sis. Elsie and myself were in Norway. We heard about it, but I had not seen the results of it until the other night when it was on the weather channel. I saw Sis Pam Horton on what they showed, as well as some others from the school; the principal and those who had so much care for the children. I know it affected different ones of this congregation. I know it hit Sis. Eleanor’s grandson Darryl’s house and hurt the entire family. It was heading toward Sis. Eleanor; if I remember this right: She just rebuked it and it turned the other way. You cannot beat a child of God; regardless of whether they are twenty years old or eighty years old. A child of God has authority, because we serve the same Lord that was upon the Sea of Galilee when the storm came upon the disciples out there. Jesus just rebuked it. Why did He rebuke it? There are some people still a little confused about some of the godhead even yet. I thought I made it clear, but there are some that are still confused about it; because they are thinking that we should not call Jesus Lord. Yes you should call Him Lord: that don’t make Him God. He is Lord. He is my Lord, He is my Savior, He is my Redeemer; because He died, shedding His blood to pay our sin debt. We still pray; our Father, just like Jesus taught us. Our Father which art in heaven. We are not praying to Jesus. His Father is our Father. Bro. Kevin brought that out the other night. I am glad he did: It was about the very thing some people were still hung up on. They did not all get un-hung. That is their problem; we are teaching it right. It has been thoroughly explained. It has been gone over enough that all should have it straight by now. Today, I feel like most of us are satisfied about all of that. I know that Bro. Jackson preached on it, but we need refreshing sometimes. There are some that never had heard it explained. Brother Jackson preached on that twenty years ago, so that means that some were left out; either because they were too young to understand it all or they were not coming here back then. The refreshing should have been for all of us. We should all get a refreshing out of something that the Lord puts before His people. We should thank the Lord for that. I started on something last Sunday; that I did not finish; so I want to go back to it today; about the spirits that never die. My subject is still the same: “Time is Running Out.” What you see in America today is not new: The Bible teaches us, that nothing under heaven is new. It has always been there ever since the fall, and it will be here until God’s time to wrap everything up. Sin and all sorts of evil will still be here when the bride is taken away. The fall brought two things: It brought the sons of God and it brought the sons of the evil one. By the time that humanity was a thousand years into it, and by the time that Enoch came along, you have already got this mix of serpent seed with the sons of God. Why would God have taken his servant out; the seventh from Adam? That teaches us something, if we will let it. We are in the seventh church age and this is the age when the bride is going to leave here. It has been said, that this is the Elijah age. What did Elijah do? He stood against evil. He stood against evil in the king. So if something is said here concerning our government, we have the same right as Elijah did; to say something against the wrong, not just an individual, but it takes an individual to promote stuff. We have a presidential election coming up; and only the Lord knows who will be in that office after Obama. Whoever gets that job; is going to be real busy, if all the promises are kept. I certainly would not want the job. I still have a lot more to say in this message.
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