Preached September 23-25, 2016
I was thinking about the scripture I had mentioned in the last sermon, Luke 17:30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. We know this came about as he was revealed through a message, and it was a message that was to bring the Bride together. The Bride was mixed up in the church world before that message came. I want to get into that message and the outcome of Revelation 10:7. But first I want to look the conditions that will be present in the world at that time. We have many things happening in America and the world. You see riots and everything that is happening here in our country. It used to be at one time, in this place and in other countries, they did not lock any doors, because their neighborhoods were safe. But now we see in the news what is happening even in Norway. It is because Middle Eastern refugees are coming in and committing acts of violence against the people of the land. They had not been having problems like this before these refugees started arriving, but now they are. There are people who would not like what I have just said, but the scripture said, even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. The revealing started in 1963. You can hinge it all back to March and April of 1963 when this all began to happen and to come about, because God showed a man something that was going to have an effect. As I have said before, this was the most dynamic thing that has happened since the early church, because Jesus Christ himself descended with a shout. Bro. William Branham and Bro. Jackson both taught that the shout was the message. If that be right, then we have to say that Jesus Christ really did show himself, it was more than just a vision seen by a few people, it was something that was seen by many and photographed, and put into newspapers and magazines. I am not talking about the light over Bro. William Branham’s head, I am talking about what was seen in the sky. The thing that God had brought about when all this happened. There was a thunder, a real thunder that happened in Sabino Canyon, Arizona. So we have that to look at. You might say, well you should not be referring to the man, but it was the start of something. Should we not refer to Elijah, or not refer to Moses and Elijah as they came. It would all be darkness and I do not want to be in darkness, I want to be in the light and I want God’s people to be in the light in this hour of time. Something really happened, what does it say there? Even thus shall it be, this verse does not have a separate meaning from the verses that came before it. He is saying, this is what it will be like when the message comes and the Son of Man is revealed through it: this homosexual thing, as it was in Sodom, the violence that is in this world, as it was in the days of Noah. You see both happening in this time, intertwined. And while those wicked conditions are in the world, then he is also being revealed. It is happening all together. The revelation is here this morning, here among God’s people to where we understand the time that we are living in, because we have something to go on. With the world churches today, they are looking at getting big crowds and big sums of money, building big homes and making a name for themselves. That is exactly what they are doing. John Hagee is building a big complex for unwed mothers, a whole bunch of houses being built for that. It is all to make a name for themselves. They are wanting to leave a legacy just like a president, he wants to leave a legacy. So they are leaving a legacy for people to look at. They want people to say, “look at what he did, look at what she did.” You have as many women ministers on television today as there are men. That is contrary to scripture. There is no place in the Bible for that. It is happening in Israel today, there are women trying to become rabbis. Some of them are becoming rabbis. They are not satisfied with what Lord has gave them. When you go to the Western Wall, there is a separation there between men and woman. Now the women are wanting to come over into the men’s side. Nobody is satisfied in this hour we are living in, with what they are to do. You see as we look into Zechariah there is a separation between men and women when they go to pray and when they begin to seek God. We can see that separation is there when we look into Zechariah, which is yet to be fulfilled. So we can say the separation is biblical. There has to be something come together in Israel for that time to happen.
In Zechariah 12:10 it says, “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem.” See? That is going to be the start of the thing, when this begins. These prophets are not going to prophesy out and around the world. All their prophecy comes about in Jerusalem. The world wants Israel to share Jerusalem with the Palestinians. But it will not be a shared place because God is going to drive these out and push them back until where they are no longer a part of Jerusalem. So as we look at that, it said “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: (Now they do not know grace, they only know Law, but He is going to pour upon them the spirit of grace. Grace is what? God’s unmerited favor towards man. So He is going to pour this upon them. It is not going to be something they are really seeking for, but it is going to be something that will happen because He is going to pour it upon them. It is going to be a message that will bring this about.) and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, (In Israel the first son is the one the inheritance goes to. That is the way it was in the Law. The other son does not inherit, just like it was with Jacob. Jacob was not the firstborn of Isaac, but he was the one that stole the birthright. He took the birthright because it meant something to him. The birthright means something to us this morning. Why? We are the sons and daughters of God.) and shall be in bitterness for him, (For who? Be in bitterness for him, who is he talking about? Who was in the introduction of this? They shall look upon Him whom they have pierced. They are going to be in bitterness for Him.) as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” Now they are going to recognize Him for who he is. It did not happen by John Hagee’s ministry, not by these television ministries. Those type of people are just muddying up the place. They are going to Israel trying to convert the Jews. They feel if they can do that, then the Lord will come back. That is not going to bring Him back. There is not going to be any revival in Israel until two prophets come. They are going to bring the message that will cause the revival. “In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, (That is talking about the whole area of Jewish land. There is going to be a mourning throughout the land. I know what it mentions here, but it is going to be the whole land because there has to be 144,000 Jews come in, Jewish men that will come in to take a message to the world. Not a message of salvation, but a message to get away from the beast system and to get away from a wicked pope. I know today here in America, the pope can come visit and people will trample over one another to get to him. It is that way around the world as he goes from one place to another. People will still be that way toward him at that time. But they will be warned by that 144,000 to not get caught up in that, not to take the mark or worship the image. The land shall mourn…) every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart.” See? See the division there between men and women? God is recognizing something.
Rejection of Truth
Today everything is at a standstill, nothing is moving in this church world. God is letting everything just go on, the church world, Laodicea, God is just letting it rot, worse and worse. He is going to let it rot up to a certain point. It was rotten in 1963. Think about how much worse it is now. That is the way God looked at it then, as rotten, because God was going to cut off the church world. When He finally cut off the church world, what happened? What happened in 1964? These college campuses began to have revivals. Notre Dame, which is a Catholic college, it made people begin to wonder, what is this? Nuns began to speak in tongues at the college. It sounded good to the human mind. It started up in Canada. It was the rain falling upon the just and the unjust, and it was a counterfeit that came as God was pulling away from them. It lasted two or three years and it was gone. But God is anointing a Bride church.
We have mentioned preachers, we used to have two rows of preachers back here, you could count twenty some of them. I remember two from Colorado, I did not even know they were preachers. They sat on the front seat rather than the platform. They asked Bro. Bud and I, “Why do you not have us sit with the preachers?” We did not know they were preachers. When we heard this we asked them to sit up here with the preachers. That year they sat here, then they never came back. Another minister from South Africa, when I ministered from Zechariah 6:2, he sent me an email saying how much he appreciated it. He and his wife, every month would send me an e-mail how much they appreciated what God was doing in Faith Assembly. But all at once the e-mails stopped. When the e-mails stopped. That is when certain people began to plot. A man from Canada called me on the phone, he did that often in those days. He had been to a meeting Bro. Bud had in Minnesota. Bro. Bud had preached something that made him mad. He called me to disagree about what Bro. Bud had said. I listened and then hung up after he finished saying what he had to say. I thought, “No, he is not going to get by with that,” so I called him back and told him what I thought. I told him what I thought concerning what he said about Bro. Bud. This was three weeks before the convention when everything happened. After I told him what I thought, he told me, “the other ministers are going to get you on the carpet, they are going to tell you how wrong you are.” If you hear me, this is not the exact words you said, but this is what you meant. When I heard this was being plotted, I thought, no you are not. So time went on and the meeting came up. By this I knew they were wanting an opportunity to confront me, so I said, there is not going to be any meeting between preachers. So I opened up the pulpit to them, and let them just blow off what they had to say. They thought they would convince the people. It had an opposite effect on the people. I came on Sunday morning and people met me in the parking lot, they were mad because one had preached about David and Jonathan and Saul, and I was Saul.
If God is doing something, if He is behind it, you cannot defeat it. If this place is going to be a lighthouse, it is going to be a lighthouse. You know by now that there is no preacher going to come in here and take over this pulpit and blow off a bunch of ungodly things. Because we believe the word, it is the word for this day and this hour. There are few places in third world were truth is preached. What did Jesus talk about? A little flock. The thing about it is, God is bringing them in from around the world, around the nation, because there is something going on. I was talking to a brother, I said “there is something going on in this meeting. It is unity.” That is what we are after. If you have a different mind concerning that, you will not be here long because God is gathering us together, not into one place, but into one Spirit, because there is only one Spirit. There are other spirits, but there is only one Spirit of God.
The Opening of the Scroll
Let us read from the 5th chapter of Revelation, 1st verse. “And I saw in the right hand (the right hand. God does show His hand, He shows His arm, but God is a Spirit, and the Spirit is life. No man has ever seen God at any time. He is bigger than the universe He created. I saw in the right hand…) of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, and sealed with seven seals.” I remember Bro. Charles saying the other night that Jesus does not yet know the all contents in that scroll. Jesus is not up there saying, “Please Father show me, I need to know, I need to look in there.” If He does not have to know, I do not need to know either. We do know what is under six of them. In the Branham movement everybody was talking about the third pull. The first pull had something to do with healing, the second pull had something to do with healing. Now we are going to see a spectacle, they said, God is going to grow legs, He is going to grow arms, He is going to put new eyeballs in. They were just about ready to get rid of everything. But while they were looking for that, six of those seals were opened up. That was the third pull. But Jesus did not need to know the contents before he started opening it up. Something is still holding it closed today, something is still under wraps. He has not finished opening it up yet. What did Bro. Kevin say about a seal last night? He said it is glue. You have to remove a seal before you can see the contents under it. People want to see what is under it. That is what man was doing, probing. But he never did find it. It was not time. It was not going to be opened up by the educated. He said a fool, though a wayfaring man, shall understand. It caught me right there, because I was not, and my brothers were not trying to be something. I did not go to the Tabernacle to preach, because if I had, I would have been out of luck. I did preach there one time. Bro. Neville got up two or three services later and said, “Well, I cannot direct who is going to preach here, the deacons are over that.” Why? God had given me a message a week before hand that I did not know where I was going to preach it. It was titled, Crossing Over Time. I will never forget it. I remember Bro. & Sis, Mayfield, I remember them being there and raising their hands. But no deacon raised their hands. They did not like it when people got happy. They did not want you happy. You were supposed to have a long face. It was kind of like the grandpa who had a grandson, they were out walking and he noticed his grandfather with a long face. He was a good Christian, but had a long face. He was walking around with his grandson. He said, there is my mule. The boy replied, he is kind of like you grandpa, he has a long face. I like to see a smile, to see somebody happy. I like to see them happy even when there are troubles going on.
Here He is, the heavenly Father has the book in his right hand, and John is given a glimpse to look on the scene. He sees this hand with a scroll in it. That is the scene he is watching. It says, I saw a strong angel, this was not a minor angel. There was something about his appearance. He looked strong, because it is going to take something to handle this. God is looking for strong men, not big men, He is looking for strong men. You may be different shapes and sizes, but He is looking for somebody to go down to the potter’s house. Someone who can be clay on a wheel. He is going to make something out of it. If He just works with it a little bit, all He has is mud, but how are they molded? By hand, it takes a hand. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” John begins to weep, it is bothering him because he knows that this scroll has to be opened. “And no man in heaven, (See? He sees some already up there, there was a first resurrection. He is looking at that. He is looking into the heavenly setting and sees nobody.) neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” They had to close their eyes it was so dynamic. “And I wept much, (Poor John, ninety some years old, sitting there looking at this heavenly scene. He is weeping much, tears running out of his eyes because he knows there is something in the contents of this that he needs. It is going to affect every generation from there on.) because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: (See? It goes down to man, one of the elders, a Jewish man.) behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” Something is about to happen, the worthy one has come. Bro. William Branham was not worthy to open the seals, no man was. Bro. William Branham did not open the seals. No man was worthy. Bro. William Branham received the revelation after the Lamb had opened them. Because what does John see? The Lion of the tribe of Judah. The Root of David hath, hath already, in 33 A.D. died. As I said He died, but that is not the end of the story, but He rose again. He not only rose, be he took the blood offering before the throne. There before He can even meet man, He has to go before the Father to present the offering. When He does, He comes back and eats with them and visits with them, the Bride of Jesus Christ of that hour. One of these days there is going to be a resurrection, and those resurrected ones cannot come back to be touched until they reach the throne and spend time there with the Son of God. Then they come back to rule and reign. You are needed, you are not just a vessel sitting here. “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne (right in the middle of it, sitting in the middle of the throne, you see an object.) and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb (It has to be for everyone. The elders have to accept that. The four beast have to accept it. We are part of that fourth beast, we are represented there in that beast. Stood a Lamb…) as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” In the 4th chapter you will see much of the same setting which is the Spirit of God, which is God Himself, seven attributes of God. Here we see that same thing in Jesus Christ because Jesus has paid the price and God has sent back His Spirit on Jesus Christ to bear the same image. This has been a little hard for me to understand, but I am understanding it. The seven horns means authority. He had authority to open those seals. Seven eyes, which is the spirit of God that has lasted throughout every age up until this age. “And He came and took the book.” He did not grab it. The hand he sees is willingly handing it to Him. The scroll is going to be opened a little bit at a time. It was not necessary for him to see the whole content, but in 1963 he appeared to a man, a man which is lesser than he, with seven angels draped around him. We see the picture of it right here. The Lord Himself came with a shout, a message. That message is what we are enjoying, that is what we are on today, a message of truth.
Unity When the Scroll is Opened
We know the Lamb here is Jesus Christ. That is what it is talking about. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about this, he said “if it was a natural lamb, it would be a freak of nature, having seven horns and seven eyes”, which it says is the seven spirits of God. If you go back to the 4th chapter, you see the same anointing there that is on the lamb, it is God himself. So God transfers His anointing to His Son for the purpose of redemption. Then in the Millennium, God transfers the rulership of the world unto His Son. You see that because the Bride is the Lamb’s wife. The earth will be ruled by the Bride and the Groom, and the Groom is Christ. That is where the rulership is. He will rule in Jerusalem, that is the New Jerusalem. There are two Jerusalems. This is that New Jerusalem which will come down as the Bible says, and will cover the earth, just like the scripture says. The scripture says that in that time the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters of the sea. God gave his anointing to His Son. God could not die, He had to have a representative, a representative of himself. Jesus would say in John 17, I and my Father are one. Then He transfers that to say that we may be one with the Father, as he and Father are one. So that is unity. I have not seen a more united service than I have in this meeting. I thank the Lord for that, and I thank Him for leading us in that way.
Let us go back to the 8th verse of the 5th chapter. We are going to go from here to the 8th chapter, then the 10th chapter, showing the relationship. As we look at this setting as the 5th chapter begins, the scroll is still closed. Nobody knows what is in it. That is why John, in the first part of this, weeps much because no one is worthy to open the book, no one in heaven and no one in earth is worthy to do this, no man in heaven or angel. We are going to see the uniting as we read on in this chapter. It speaks in one scripture of His angels appearing with Him when he returns. But in the book of Daniel, 7th chapter, it say His people. So you see the uniting of the angels and the people right here in this chapter as we look at it. When he had taken the book, or the scroll, that is when we see it happening. Let us read here, “and when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders (See the uniting there of the Jewish nation with the Bride of Christ? The Bride of Christ is represented here by the four beasts, and the Jewish people are represented by the elders who are the Jewish patriarchs and the twelve apostles, they make up the twenty four elders. So you have a combining, this time you see they are all united. It takes something to get all this done. Of course John is seeing into the future, even our future, as he is looking at this. The four beasts and four and twenty elders…) fell down before the Lamb, (The Jewish nation begins recognizing their Messiah during the events of Zechariah 12:10. You see their recognition because it takes the two prophets to open their eyes. Somewhere these two prophets and the Bride are going to be recognizing each other. It is to be that way because it is not just a transfer. Somewhere they are going to see a bride. We cannot push these things to happen before God’s time. Do not ever try to push anything off on a Jewish man because God has to be the leader in this. They will see it, we cannot make them see it quicker than what they are supposed to. We must live the life, and I am sure before it is over, they are going to see a different people. Because we are different. Things will not be straightened out until God straightens them out. So we want to realize that.) Fell down before the Lamb… having every one of them harps, (That is going to be a loud service, a big meeting. When all this takes place and the elders fall down before the Lamb as it says there, let me read that again. When he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps…) and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.” This connects with
the 8th chapter. In this setting the Lamb is just taking the book, the Lamb has not opened the book yet, He is taking the book. He will open it in the 6th chapter. In this setting he is getting ready for that. “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, (or the scroll) and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood (See? They are all crying out the same thing. It is not just the Bride, but the whole twenty four elders and so on are crying out the same thing because the Jewish people now recognize who the Messiah really is. Right now, the Jewish nation does not know what is going to happen. They know something is going to happen, but they do not know who the Messiah is. Some even think it may be a computer. But when this happens, that will have changed. And hast redeemed us to God by thy blood…) out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” This is Bride people along with the Jewish believers now. He goes ahead here in the next verse. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” That is talking about Bride people. You might say, “I do not know how to rule.” You will then because you are learning now. You are learning much of what is going to go into the Millennium. Much of what you are seeing now is going to help you in that time. But the marriage supper will be a time for us to learn more. We will not be sitting as gluttons. I remember Bro. Jackson explaining from the scripture where, after his resurrection, Jesus did eat with the people. He said the Bride will be able to eat, but she does not have to. It is not going to add pounds. It is more or less a show of the resurrection unto the people that are living during that Millennium which have never been changed. Their bodies will not be changed at that time. I feel there will be a pretty big number to go into the millennium as natural people, not foolish virgins, but moral upright people that are going to go into that. That is the sheep people from Matthew 25. It is not just going to be two or three, it will be many people. The Millennium is a time God is getting this world ready for the eternal age. He has to clean up the earth and mankind. That is the reason why there is rulership. Somebody is going to have to be told what to do. …And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne. See the unity? Now the angels are in the picture too? See the pulling together of the spirit beings? What does the Bible say? We will be as the angels of heaven. If we are going to be as them, we are going to be with them. How are you going to compare it if it is not that way? Angels have bodies, as we see in the scripture. They do, but they are a spiritual body except when God would want them to be seen. There are examples in the bible. The ones that came to Abraham, others that appeared to men, to Samuel’s mother Hannah. She thought she was seeing a man, her husband, but it turned out to be an angel, they did not know the difference. They just thought they were seeing a prophet or something, they did not know the difference until the offering was made and the angel goes up in that offering. Then they said, “We have seen the face of God.” No they did not, they saw an angel. They thought they were going to die because they had seen God, but they had not seen God, they seen the angel of the Lord. It talked about angels in the 1st chapter of Hebrews as being ministering spirits to the saints, so God has His group very busy. Not just busy watching over us to save us if we do something stupid, but they have other jobs. Sometimes they are there to help us when we make a mistake.
Did you ever make a mistake? Have you made a mistake since you’ve been saved? Have you made one in the last few days? If you do not make a mistake, then you are not living. That is why there is forgiveness. We go to God when we see that. Sometimes if we make a mistake, then we have to talk to ourselves and tell ourselves how foolish we are. I remember hearing about the woman called Mother Theresa. Of course they say she is a saint now. First she had to live a lifetime, then die, there has to be two miracles happen after she is dead before she is a saint, according to the Catholic Church. But this morning I am looking at saints. You did not have to die to be a saint. Paul talks about that. I was thinking about the scripture where it talks about, not that we were already perfect. See? That is past. If you read that, that is past, not as though we were already perfect. Then he came right on down and said, as many as are perfect. So we make mistakes, but the perfection is not in our flesh. The flesh is to obey what is inside. There has to be something inside that wards off the other parts that come against us because we are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. We never want to pull that off. I know you do not sleep with your shoes on, unless you are a baby. You do not sleep with your boots on unless you are in the army somewhere. The thing about it is, you are still shod with the preparation. The preparation is preparing us. The gospel is ongoing. That is where the big mistake has been with people. They want to sit down around one thing. Bro. William Branham talked about that when he was preaching the church ages, he talked about sitting down as the Methodists had done, as the Baptists had done. Bless God I am saved, but they still smoke, chewed tobacco, still take a little alcohol. We are predestinated. I believe in predestination this morning, but it will change you. We cannot be predestinated and live the same old life. We have been drawn out. God just reaches inside us and pulls these things out little by little. If He pulled them all out at once, we would probably be dead. The only change that would be is when we are raptured. Then God is just going to take this thing we are living in. Because what does the scripture say? Put on Christ. He wants to go with us. He likens himself to a garment, something you wear, something that is on the inside, something that is on the outside.
“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne (See? They are about it now. It shows the intertwining of what is really going on in heaven. Because what? They are obeying, all of them playing an instrument. It will be easy to make music in heaven because everybody is harmonized. We are getting our harmony straight here. Everybody does not sing alike, everybody does not have the same voice. But when this is over it is going to break the sound barrier. These verses are painting a picture of a happy time. How are we going to shine now if we are not happy? Kind of like the mule I mentioned. He is long faced because he is made that way. You cannot smile with a long face.) and the beasts and the elders: and the number (too many to number) of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, (that would be one hundred million) and thousands of thousands.” Millions and millions more. Can you imagine the apostles Paul, Peter? Paul having his head chopped off, but he had a message all the way to the end. I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departing is at hand, he said. The sentence has already been made. If we had to stand before God today, what would our sentence be? I like what we are seeing among the young people, you are shining. God has given you a glow. You do not find young people who are obedient anymore. This world’s young people have never had correction, they are like little devils. What does the Bible say? A child needs to be corrected because they are full of mischief. Why? Because of Adam. When you go to the book of Hebrews it talks about faith and it does not mention Adam. He is the only one it skips. It goes to his son. Because Adam did not leave the legacy of faith. What does Paul talk about in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians. The first man Adam was of the earth, earthy. He failed as a son of God. God put a punishment on him. But time went by and the focus changed to his son. By faith Abel… This gospel has had an effect on mankind. The apostle Paul changed the Gentile world. He is the one who has upset the world when he was being tried by Agrippa and the Jews. He just sat there until his time came. CNN and Fox News was not there, but somebody recorded the story of his trial. Agrippa sat there as a judge and listened to a message of conversion. Paul explained how he had been a Jew in a Jewish religion, a chief of the Jewish religion. Agrippa sat there and listened to him and it was not long until Festus wrote it up and said, “Paul, you are a mad man. You are mad.” But Paul had a reply, “O king Agrippa, these things were not done in a corner.” He goes ahead to tell him of his conversion and Agrippa began to tremble. His knees began to shake. “Almost thou persuadeth me to be a Christian,” he said to Paul. Paul was in jail, in prison because his nation had sold him out. I like the song, I will rise again. Whatever you do to this body, I will rise again. Job said, “Though the skin worm destroy this flesh, yet in my flesh I shall see God.” That is faith. It goes beyond human understanding. It did with Abraham. It was that way with Abraham. He believed in hope, but it was not the hope like we talk about, I hope I can do it. It was hope, I know I can. I remember as a boy they used to tell a story about the old Model A. It would come to a hill and say, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” It went over the hill, “I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could.” We do not want to live our lives like that because we are not a bunch of tin cans. We do not think we can. We know we will. Victory has already been won. We are not tin cans that the devil can kick around. I am getting off my message, I know.
Let me get back on my subject. “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, (authority, that is what power is. It is authority. That is why He has seven horns, the first seven ages. The rulership of the Lamb has gone into each age. To receive power…) and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” This was their message. This is what they were singing: worthy is the Lamb. John, that 90 year old man, is now beginning to get strength. Seeing this scene has invigorated him. Bro. William Branham told a story about going to northern Indiana when he was a young man. He went up there in some meetings. They did not know who he was and he did not tell them who he was. All at once here was an old black man, he said it looked like he could not even get up to the pulpit as he walked. Bro. William Branham said he felt sorry for him. But when the man started preaching, Bro. William Branham said then I felt sorry for myself. The anointing breaks the yoke. These verses are about an anointed people. Every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, (See? He is looking at everything.) and all that are in them heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, (Which is God. God is on the throne. Saying that gets me in trouble with some people. But I cannot help it, I have to go with the word.) and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (He is still sitting there too, at the right hand.) And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”
One Thunder and Seven Thunders
William Branham is a focal point. He had the Elijah anointing. I went to the Tabernacle, they made him everything. They made him God. I said, I do not believe him to be God, but I know who he was, I know he was a prophet. I know he had the spirit of Elijah upon him. But when I heard the seals preached, he came down to the last of it, he said, “If you will receive this, this is the third pull.” People were looking for trucks and buses, a way to haul tents. They were saying, “Can I drive the stakes? Can I drive the truck?” But I heard what he said, “If you will receive it, this is the third pull.” Then a little later on, he talked about God creating squirrels for him. He said, “I shot at them, but I was afraid to pick them up because I thought I might have shot a vision, but they were real squirrels.” Then people were looking at squirrels, people were looking at the man. He said in that same area of time, “I must decrease and God will raise up another.” But he said, “I have paved the way.” God did something. That is why I emphasize 1963. The denominational world had just a little fragment of light left, even in the church ages, just a little glimmer of light. But when it came down to when the seals was preached, this cut them off. The little light they had was taken away. It took a little man that was born in a cabin about a mile and half from where I had pastored. I never went to the place, but after he died, they wore paths out to that place, but there was no more buildings there. Me, my wife and children ate meals in his aunt’s house. We mentioned him to her and she said, “oh yes, I remember when he was a little boy, I used to spank his hand because he would pick dirt out of the cracks and eat it.” Some might say, “oh he would not do that, he was God.” He was a boy, he was a boy that God gave visions to, but he was a man who had a message. God never did speak to the wind, He never did speak to the ocean, He used man. He is using man now. Ephesians 4:11, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists. He mentioned them all together because they all have a work to do. He said, here they are. I want a representative of these, the ministry of this hour. One of these days there is going to be one or more of these that will be a voice. The seals were still closed in the 5th chapter. But then in the 6th chapter he begins to pull them back. He said in the 5th no man was worthy, but when the revelation came, it had to come through man, but it was revelation. Whose revelation was it? What does the book of Revelation start out with? The revelation of Jesus Christ. It was His revelation, but he used a man to share that revelation with the world. He had to use a man who was uneducated. He went to Germany where they said he does not even dress right, he had pants of one color and a coat of another color. People have to pick on something. He did not know how to say his words right. A woman came to him one time and told him, Bro. William Branham, “you shamed us, you called the pulpit a pole-pit.” He said “that is what it is, a pole-pit.” But do not let the words fool you, it was the voice of the man that would take us back to the early apostles. This is where the message came from, through Paul and Peter, James and John, Matthew. This is what He took us back to. The original truth, without leaven or man’s idea. Bro. William Branham spoke the word, but it was the word of God. One thunder. When this happened there was one thunder. When the first horse rider comes out there is a thunder. Of the first six seals, only the first one had a thunder. The rocks cracked in Sabino Canyon. Before he ever went there, he heard there was going to be a great noise and he was wondering if it would be something that would kill him. Here is my point: what is going to happen when seven thunders utter their voices? It speaks of one thunder there because it was one man, but with the seventh seal it speaks of seven thunders, seven men, their voices. Chapter 10, verse 2, “And he had in his hand a little book (or scroll) open: (Here we see the process is complete, every seal is opened and the book is open. I had a picture of what happened when one thunder happened. What does this look like? What does it look like? The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. A shout, a message. The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. The heavens witnessed it. If this happened with one thunder, what is it going to be when seven thunders sound? This is not just seven men being drawn out of the wilderness. No. It is not going to be long bearded men appear on television with a message for the world. There may be something happen again like this, which is photographed and seen by the world. That happened with the first thunder. That could be televised, but the message will already have happened, and the world will miss them message. This is not a long drawn out thing. It will not take fifth years to wrap things up. No, it is immediate and quick. The door of grace slams shut to the Gentiles. He had a little book open…) and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.” The world will never know or understand that message. It is an unwritten message to everyone but the Bride of Christ. Do you understand?
Behold I Send You Elijah The Prophet
I want to deal somewhat with Revelation 10:7 now. As I do, I do not know how many times I have read the 10th chapter over and over again. I have not tried to make some kind of tradition out of it, but we are living in the time of that verse. I continue to mention 1963 because something happened in 1963. Something that had not happened since the days of the early church. In a way, time halted. Time halted because the denominational world died. They rejected God’s truth, and God rejected them. They are out of the picture. Up until that time there was a little bit of light. When Bro. William Branham preached the church ages he drew out a chart showing the light that was in each age, represented by a circle with light and darkness. When the service was ended the Holy Spirit drew the same picture on the wall of the church, just exactly like he had. That was something miraculous, a divine confirmation. But when you come to 1963 there was something truly dynamic that happened. It was not the man. But it was an event the man was at the middle of. Let us go to Malachi 4. Malachi is the last prophet that Israel received from God before John the Baptist. This was 400 years before Christ came. Malachi was is speaking of Christ. The Sun shall arise with healing in his wings, that is in the fringes of His garment. We find the woman that touched Him that had the issue of blood, she touched the hem of His garment. The hem is the fringes, she touched that and was healed. The scripture said He will arise with healing in His wings. It was not that He was flying, but it was the wings of His garment. Then we find later on, somebody must have heard about it the miracle because everybody wanted to touch the garment. If I can just touch His garment, then I will be healed. So sometimes things are ignited by a simple step that is made. This woman did not know there would be something recorded about her in the scripture, when the scripture was laid out. She did not know that. She did not know it would go beyond that, but she had faith.
We are going to see this morning that here in Malachi 4, verse 5, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great (Two different times, before the coming of the great day, which would have been when Christ was here the first time.) and dreadful day of the Lord.” The dreadful day is the coming that will be in our day. I know people made a god out of the Bro. William Branham, but he was not God. He carried a little box of aspirin with him. He carried that with him because of headaches and things he had, because he said the healing is not for me, it is for the people. It looked like he would have had enough faith for himself, but it did not work that way. Even when Jesus was here they said, physician, heal yourself. He did not pay any attention to them because He was the Son of God. He had no disease. “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, (This is Elijah’s first time. Turn the heart of fathers to the children. Go back into the Old Testament, the children would be the early apostles. This would be the children he is talking about because they are Abraham’s seed. John the Baptist did this. Then it goes on to say..) and the heart of the children (that is talking about us in this day) to their fathers, (That is the foundation which we are built upon.) lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” You see religion today as it is, as it has come about since 1963, I noticed this morning on the news in Iowa, it was flooded just like it has been down south now. There are floods all over the place and man cannot see what is going on. It is judgment. The west is burning up, central, north and south, is flooded and the west is on fire, because God is getting ready to do something fabulous. He is getting ready to do something fabulous in His church. I want to be part of that. Sometimes people center themselves on a man, that is the way they did Bro. William Branham. He becomes the central figure in it all, to where they will not spread out. A deacon told me while we stood in front of the Tabernacle, he said there are just two people even worthy to listen to. He said that is Bro. William Branham and Bro. Neville, and all Bro. Neville does is keep the doors open for Bro. William Branham. What fools! Jesus even told His disciples, Oh fools and slow of heart. Some people say, you should not call people fools. Paul did, Jesus did, oh fools and slow of heart.
As I look at verse 7 in Revelation 10, there is something in there that is to be noticed. Sometimes the Bible speaks in one single word. The verse means something, but there is a word there that catches your spirit. What does this verse say? In the days of the voice. What voice? Where did we read about a voice? There was a voice mentioned in all this, only one. Let us go back there before I go on. Revelation 6:1, “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” Here is when the thunder happened, but it does not mention a voice. The next one, verse 3, “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.” See? No voice. The third one, verse 5, “And when he had opened the third seal, I head the third beast say, Come and see.” No voice there either. Now listen to this one, verse 7, “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice” The fourth beast, this is our age. He put the voice here so we can see in what area of time it belongs. That is that eagle, now it is speaking in terms that we can understand. The voice is in this age. As I said yesterday, there I was, just a young person, still in the Methodist church. But God had enlightened me, he had given me an understanding of baptism and led me to truth. Now here we are in the last days. God has called us out as a unit, united. He takes north and south Norway and makes them one. He takes the states of the United States together and makes them one. From England and Scotland, to the Philippines and South Africa, we must listen to that ministry that God has raised up in this time. We are not picking and choosing the five fold, we must accept it all. Some might say, I like this one, I do not want to hear that one. Hogwash. We are different, we speak different, we preach different. Who wants to see a row of wieners rolled out here? They all taste alike, they all look alike. There are all the same. But I say, God likes flavor. That is why He made a five fold ministry. He even spoke it out in the apostle Paul. I am going to say something here, maybe some will not like it. God took Bro. William Branham because man’s eyes were on Bro. William Branham. When Bro. Jackson was here they began to raise him up as the head man. And another man, they raised up to be apostle under him, then they had apostles under them. You know who I am talking about. They even picked the five fold ministry. The last time I was in Norway, two of them had already quit. It is not man’s choice who is in what position. They started trying to set an order according to their own thinking. That is not how God does things. When Bro. Kevin came up here, he was troubled. He had even had a stroke. Something was troubling him inside. He felt there was something he was not doing. I ask him, Bro. Kevin, is the Lord calling you to peach? He acknowledge that. Last November, I went to a heart doctor. I had planned a board meeting. I appointed Bro. Charles as a trustee. He was here that morning. Everybody was gone but the deacons, Bro. Kevin and Bro. Charles. I looked at him and said, Bro. Charles, has the Lord called you to preach? I wanted to get everything set in order, in case I did not make it, because the doctor had told me, you have had a massive heart attack. He wanted to put me in the hospital right then. That was on a Friday. I said “No, I have something I have to do.” He looked at me funny, then he said, “Well come Monday.” I had something to do over the weekend. I said, Bro. Charles, is the Lord speaking to you about the ministry? He said yes. Bro. Matt was appointed a deacon the same day. Bro. Matt said the Lord had showed him that concerning Brother Charles a year before that. See? Sometimes we want to make ourselves something. God is going to show it up. The reason I am saying this today, you may think it does not have anything to do with the message, but it does. God took Bro. Jackson because people were trying to make him the central figure. He even said when they began to do that, he said they are trying to take me out of the five fold ministry. He was a part of that. But they would not let him be. But God had something in mind. He had a ministry in mind. Sometimes it is a little hard to get everything in line. Children used to have a little board with sand in it. You cover it up with the sand, and then in a little while there is a word under that sand. Sometimes it takes the picture awhile to get cleared up, but it is getting clearer and clearer as we go on. I am not important, but the word is. The Voice. The message of that voice is still going forth today. People have rode these things, Malachi 4:56, Luke 17:30, Revelation 10:7, they have rode these to death without knowing anything about them. They look at a man, when they should be looking at a message. In the day when the son of man is revealed, it is going to be just exactly like it was in the days of Noah. Look at the streets today. They are full of violence. They open up a new restaurant, and it is full. People are drawn to food, exotic food. Luke 17:30 is fulfilled right in front of us. Luke 17:30, the day when the son of man is revealed is the same period of time as the days of the voice, in Revelation 10:7. And it is the same voice from Revelation 6:7. It is not just one day, but is says in the days of the voice. There was a voice, it was crude, he did not know where to put adjectives or adverbs. He did not know how to talk properly. That is all they listened for, was to find something to criticize instead of hearing the message. Because the message was not for them. It was not. He had large crowds. But they went for the fishes and loaves, to see somebody healed. I have a thick book which talks about Bro. William Branham. The thing about it is, they had his name listed in it because of the healings, but then they went ahead to say he went off in his teachings. They liked the miracles, but they had no appetite for truth. Do you know why they say he went off on his teachings? He preached serpent seed, that Eve had a relationship with the serpent. When I heard that, it made sense. But they could not accept it.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel… The seventh angel. That would go back to Revelation 1. Seven angels with seven messages. Laodicea’s angel messenger was seventh. The seventh angel has a message for Laodicea. He finished up through Laodicea. And he come to a new day. When he came to that new day, six seals were opened. People had preached at it. Preachers stumbled over it, but they never could figure it out because it was not time and it was not in their understanding. But tell me, message people, tell me what revelation came after the seals? Tell me one revelation that came after the seals? Tell me, talk to me. He said, I must decrease. It was then that God began to speak to open up a ministry. The hearts of the children were turning back to the fathers. It was time for the five fold ministry to come on the scene. When church order came, Bro. Jackson got in front of the pulpit. He would not even stand at the pulpit. He said, I stand in front of the pulpit because Faith Assembly will not accept church order because it is not in the Bible. His heart had been turned back to the fathers. He was sticking with the word. They called him a black bird. That is what they began to see, a black bird. But we are a good looking bunch of black birds tonight. We are just a chip off the old block. When he shall begin to sound… when did he sound? 1963. That is when the shout came, the midnight cry. …the mystery of God should be finished. This is where I want to bring you to this morning, the mystery of God should be finished. Bro. William Branham would say the mysteries of God. That is all he ever said. When he would read it he would say mystery of God, and then he would go back to say the mysteries of God. It was not the mysteries of God, it was THE mystery. What was the mystery of God? Romans 11:25 has the answer. Grace to the Gentiles. The Gentile grace age is the mystery of God. What happens when the Gentile grace age comes to an end? God will return back to that Jewish nation.
The Mystery of God Finishes: The Message Returns to the Jews
Revelation 6:9 “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God.” Notice that, I saw the souls under the altar. That was sacrifice for the word of God. It does not say “and the testimony which they held.” No, they were slain for just the word. That lets us connect this with only one group of people. Jews. There are no Gentiles in that number. It is Jews. Bro. Jackson told the story, it is not something I am making up. He said he had some people at his house after the fourth seal was preached. There used to be a lot of people that would go to his house. They invited them into their house. Somebody asked him the question, “What about the Jews of the holocaust? What happened to them?” He answered the person and said those Jewish people were lost. That night Bro. William Branham preached the fifth seal. He said these are the ones that were killed in the holocaust. This brought understanding to Bro. Jackson. Something happened in 1963, understanding was given. I grew up in the Methodist church, they had no thought about the Jews. America was not thinking about the holocaust and the Jews. They were thinking about our boys that went over there. Six million Jews were killed, and six million Germans were killed. God gets even. When Bro. William Branham preached that message, this was one of the six seals that was revealed. This was something that was given to Bro. William Branham by God, he did not know before that. The church world hated the Jews in those days. This was the farthest thing from their minds. But this is the revelation of Jesus Christ.
In Revelation 1, what was he wearing? He had a white wig on. We have a picture here. This is Hoffman’s Head of Christ, it fits exactly into it. 1963, as I have said all week, in 1963, 1 Thessalonians 4th chapter, the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. This was fulfilled. And then with the voice of the archangel, which is Revelation 10. What the Bride is waiting for now is that trumpet, the last trumpet. It has nothing to do with the trumpets of Revelation 8, because that is another picture. The first four trumpets are a part of the two prophet’s ministry. That is a picture to the Jews. The last three trumpets are to the world. Those seven trumpets are different this the last trump. I wonder how close we are to those angels getting ready to sound their trumpets? How close are we this morning to the judgment of this nation? The judgment of the world? Did you ever ride a teeter-totter as a boy or girl, and somebody get off of it? It is an awfully hard fall. Just going back and forth, and all at once you drop. Here is the image put together, because the Lord himself in angelic form appeared over the southwest. Phoenix saw it, Flagstaff saw it. New Mexico saw it. Other states saw it. It was 26 miles high. It could be seen for hundreds of miles around. It stayed there for hours. That was not a natural cloud. God was trying to show the world something that they rejected because He knew there would be a Bride that would get it, get the picture. And they cried with a loud voice, these souls under the altar, or let me put it this way, in front of the altar. They are not underneath the altar, they are out in front of it. See them? They are on their faces and on their knees, crying out, how long. Why would they be crying, they are already there before the altar. How long? Something happens. “How long, O Lord, holy and true, doest thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” Bro. Jackson explained this further. He showed how this went all the way back through time for every Jew that had been killed and murdered just because they were Jews. The Gentiles always blamed the Jews for everything. If the stock market crashed, it was Jews fault. If someone got sick, it was the Jews fault. If it didn’t rain enough, it was the Jews fault. If they were losing a war, it was the Jews fault. When the plague came in 1390 they blamed the Jews and killed them. Under this fifth seal, they are crying out, how long until you avenge us, oh God? There is something still out of place with them. Even though they are near the altar, they are crying out because something has not been settled. They are crying out for themselves because of the miserable conditions when they were thrown in ditches and bulldozed over. How long O Lord, holy and true? That is the prayer. But they are still around the altar. Doest thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Now the answer comes. The answer comes when this seal is opened. What is the answer? And white robes were given unto every one of them. In white robes, this means they see now, they see what they have missed. They see they missed the Messiah. White robes were given to every one of them. As I said before, when we were in Norway that time, we went to the Jewish center. There was an old man there that went through the Holocaust. He still had the numbers on his arm. He said, “I do not believe in God. How could a God that is holy, let something like this happen?” Read Jeremiah 16. He first sent fishers, he tried to warn them and give them a chance to escape what was coming. They fished for them. After that came the hunters and they hunted them. Hitler and his Gestapo, they ran them down. The year I was born, 1937, is when the war started, and the killing of the Jews started in full force. For the next eight years it was killing, killing, killing. Some of the soldiers brought back pictures because they were there when the Jews were liberated. I had a brother-in-law who talked about it. He said the G.I.’s, when they saw them, they were so bad and so hungry. They had doughnuts that they gave to them because they were so hungry. Some of them, it had been so long since they had ate, the food cramped their stomach and killed them. Satan took over the minds of people to bring about that great slaughter. That is what it looks like when Satan has his way.
Something happened in 1963. God began opening an understanding to his church. Up until that time, I did not know anything about Jews. I did not really care about knowing about the Jews because I had always heard the Jews killed Jesus. But 1963, God changed my mind, I heard truth. Truth will deliver you from error, from the fall that came to man. That is why we are gathered here this morning, for truth. We are not out trying to make another magazine, we have The Contender. What is it all about? Contending for the faith once delivered to the saints. We are not trying to start an organization, we are interested in standing for truth. That is what we are doing. It says white robes were given to them. White robes, now they are washed, now they are recognized. “And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season.” That rest is not that they were laying there taking a nap, it means now they have comfort. It is like having a serious disease and God heals you, then you are comforted. White robes were given unto every one of them and it was said that they should rest a little season. They are no longer crying out to God. Their cry was heard and answered. That little season is going on right now. They are in the little season now, those souls under the altar. The Jews say never again. But according to the 14th chapter of Zechariah, the first three verses, it tells you it will happen again. The Jews who do not escape Israel for the wilderness, they will be hunted. The woman makes it out. The 144,000 make it out. The 144,000 which are to preach, telling people stay away from the beast and the false prophet. They will go throughout the world, 144,000 Jews, with a message that they receive from those two prophets. It will go around the world, telling people not to take the mark of the beast. They will be preaching to the Jews, preaching to the foolish virgins, stay away from that thing. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants (which is the two prophets) also and their brethren, (which is Jews that don’t make it out. There will be another holocaust because the political Jews, as it is recorded in Daniel 9:27, will sell out the nation. A seven year period of time will begin when that occurs. The treaty they sign is not planned to be seven years long, it will be intended to be permanent. But God will only let it go on for a seven year period of time. They sign the treaty with the beast. The beast is the European system and the nations that are part of that system, which is the beast. But then the pope comes in. He becomes more popular, and more popular in the denominational world, which I was part of. It is bad in that last three and half years. The church world will come together under the pope. They are just as bad. They will be killing too. It is the hatred of the Jews.) that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. The Jews say never again. But a wicked devil possessed man is going to do it again.
The World is Taking Sides
Now I want to go to Romans 9:1. “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” See? He is calling out Isaac out because Abraham had several sons by Keturah. Those other sons are the forefathers of the Arab peoples, which is Havilah and that area. They are all against the Jews. There that little Jewish nations sits every day, taking it on the chin from people who hate them. But here, in Revelation 10:7, what was said there, here is the word, the mystery. Not the mysteries, the mystery of God, how that God would place the same message among the Jews and the Gentiles. “That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.” Abraham’s line is divided. Those who are promised seed, and those who are not.
When Rebekah was with child, there was a fighting going on inside her womb. Those little boys in there were struggling because one of them is chosen. Brothers and sisters, we are not struggling this morning, we know who we are. We have been called. We have taken the side of Jacob. Others have taken the side of Esau. God is seeing this. He knew what they would do. It was the rough and rugged that Isaac really wanted. But somewhere that little woman that had walked out on her family, that had waited twenty years for a son. Isaac was 60, had waited twenty years for God’s promise to come about. I can see that little woman who was asked, will you go. Eleazar said, let me hear from her own mouth. The brother and mother said, let us wait ten days. We do not have time, there is a wedding taking place. We do not have time to fool around in the world and be a part of the world. That is why my brothers have been preaching like they have, do not let your children get mixed up in all this junk. Anything that takes you away from the spirit of God is wrong, no matter how good it looks. People want to live their lives through their children. You cannot do it. They grow up. Esau and Jacob grow up. They are not fighting one another. Esau was out trying to please the flesh of his father, because he sees in that, I am going to get the promise, I am the oldest. We are not the greatest as far as crowds go. But let me tell you something, if you go to some of these churches this morning, we are the best looking. We do not have on the skinny pants. The race we are running does not take that kind. It has to be inside. The fight is inside. The race is on. Only one wins the race. That is in any sport, only one wins. We are not runners-up, no. We have left this a long way behind. It was not our fault. It was God’s choice. He did not just look around, I will take this one, and this one, and this one. No, that was already determined. It was pre-determined before the stars began to shine, you were in His book. Think about it. You are already written there. It was not when the revival happened. No. The revival happened inside us. The struggle was not with truth. I have never questioned truth. When I heard it, I did not question it because I was looking for something. I was in the Methodist church but I was not a Methodist. I heard the great voice of the eagle one day. He said, come up hither, I will talk to you.
I remember after Bro. William Branham had died, I had a dream. I had forgot about it. It came to me yesterday, just as plain as it was then. I dreamed I was in a house, an empty house. I was in a front room and looked out and saw a field that had just been freshly plowed. You know how it looks when it has really been done up good. It was told to me, this was Bro. William Branham’s work. It is what he left. Then the scene changed and I was in the back room of the house, and looked out at the field on that side of the house. There was scrub brush all grown up, weeds, all of this. He said to me, this is left to the servants of God. Here we are today. It did not say it was left to the servant of God, it said this is left to the servants of God. We have to get our ground ready. We are. We are not waiting. We are not waiting on the next rain. We are not waiting on the next wind or the next storm. We are doing it now while it is sunny, because the Son of righteousness has already rose with healing in His wings. I said before, I have nothing against healing. When I spoke about how people are just looking for miracles and healings, I was not saying that I am against those things, but we are going to go out of here an orderly family. We will know our place, we will know our time. Netanyahu said the other day to the U.N., he will let Iran get the nuclear bomb, and Israel would not permit it to happen. They are going to have to hurry. Something is going to happen in the Middle East soon that is going to bring about a war. When it does, then that Jewish temple is going to be built and then Zion is going to come forth, and the ministry will be seeing eye to eye. They will be singing the same message. It is not just five men, but it is five ministries. There may be more than one man with the same ministry calling. Brothers, I am not saying get ready, because we are ready. We cannot put this thing off. God has raised up a ministry that knows what they are talking about. If we do not listen, it is all to our detriment. Because things are on the move. I thank God for my brothers in the ministry. Let us pray