WHEN OUR AUGUST ISSUE ENDED, BROTHER ALLEN WAS READING FROM EZEKIEL, SO WE ARE STARTING THE OCTOBER ISSUE WITH THE LAST THREE LINES OF WHAT HE WAS READING
You can see that the waters are getting deeper because it has slowed down. “Afterward he measured a thousand; (that is another eighteen hundred feet) and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.” You have gone almost a mile and half by the time you get to this point, you are coming more toward flat land. So underneath Jerusalem, there is a big body of water, it just has to be opened up, just like we saw when we were in Jericho. The water that came out there was from a spring that watered the whole valley, plus the city of Jericho. It gushed out a big stream. You all remember that. I am not linking this together, because that has already been. “And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.” These are not just normal trees, they are fruit trees. “Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: (the Dead Sea) which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.” That Dead Sea that you saw will be healed, and we are not that far off from this. “And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.” The great sea is the Mediterranean. Why would he say that? There is an answer to it. “But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, (See? That is what I was saying awhile ago.) whose leaf shall not fade, (in other words, the year round) neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: (It is going to be so plentiful, because God is in it. Right now Israel furnishes Europe with most of its greens, lettuces, cabbages, tomatoes and fruit.) it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, (the twelve months of the year) because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: (that is the cleansing place) and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, (Or for food. All these date trees, and we saw so many palm trees over there. Palm trees are not just beautiful, they are fruit trees.) and the leaf thereof for medicine.” You go back to the natural medicine. That is going to take care of the sickness of that day. You say, well I did not think there would be any sickness. Remember, man is still in the flesh, and then you still have the fallen man at that time. What do you mean by that? I thought they were all sheep people? The ones that are born to them are not necessarily sheep people, some will be, but they have their trial to go through just like all of us have trials to go through, the only thing is the devil is bound. It will be the flesh of man that will be weak. I want to go to Zechariah 14:8. Now we are going to see why I said what I did about the fish will be like the fish of the great sea. “And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.” You have waters that go out from the altar here, or the sanctuary unto the Dead Sea, and into the Mediterranean Sea. Fish can swim upstream. They are not going to have to stock that because God is going to stock it with the fish from the great sea. I know people stock ponds with fish, but this will not have to be done trere. What this is, this is a natural replica of what the Bride kingdom will be. This is just a little thing to what the Bride replica will be during the Millennium. I want to turn to Revelation chapter 20. There is a certain point I want to get to. I want to go a little fast on this, but not hurry. Starting in the 4th verse, “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, (The thrones, are Bride thrones. He is not talking about some little man made throne. Here, he brings in the foolish virgins. I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, which includes Jews and Gentiles during that tribulation period.) and which had not worshipped the beast, (See? It shows what time this is in.) neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Their rulership is under the Bride.) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” The first resurrection is completed right after Armageddon. You have a thirty day period there when God’s judgment comes upon this earth. Then as it says in Daniel, blessed and holy are they that wait until the thirteen hundred and thirty five days, I believe it is, which will complete the resurrection. There will never be another saint resurrected after that, not one. This completes the first resurrection and the Bible said, blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection, on which the second death hath no power. Neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands, they shall live and reign with Christ a thousand years, that should tell you something, live and reign with Christ a thousand years. They had already died, but the Bride, you have Bride saints that never die, they are just changed. The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished, this is the first resurrection. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, (In other words, what he is saying is, that the wicked dead are raised from death ( at the white throne judgment) to be judged, and then they die again, a second death, but the second death has no power over those martyred saints that are raised.) but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, (See? That is a lesser office than what the bride has: there will be thrones for the Bride, but these others are going to serve in a lesser capacity, as priests in the resurrection.) and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” Now this connects with the 21st chapter, we will see where it connects. In just a few short verses, it connects, and then you go to the Bride. The 10th verse, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” You might say, I thought there would be no day and night. There will still be day and night, but for the Bride, it is going to be eternity. For those that die and are not ready to go, there will be day and night because they are still in time, where the devil is tormented day and night for ever and ever, he is in time because his time will end. And that group that don’t make it, they will be in time also because their time will end, because they are not eternal beings. “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.” Now I said something about the devil, he is not judged, he is cast alive into the lake of fire without being judged, because he is already judged. He was judged, God called him a liar. He was a liar from the beginning, he has already met his judgment, he has just been given the opportunity to live until this time comes. “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: (See? It says nothing about judgment there, for those that are in the book of life. The Bible said if we would judge ourselves, what we are doing now, if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged, but we pass from death unto life.) and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” For each individual, you can see a great screen there that is going to show them individually, this judgment is not going to take four hundred years, it will be a swift judgment. After the Millennium is over, and this will be a swift judgment and everybody will be judged according to their deeds. They are not going to sit there, you are next, you are next, you are next. No, it will be instant. God is not going to dilly-dally around, asking people what have you done, because their lives are going to be shown, even preachers’ lives. Yes they are going to stand before Him, many in that day, will come and say, did not we prophesy, did not we cast out devils in your name? But He will say, depart from me, you workers of iniquity, I never knew you. The Bible says the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. There are preachers that have been called, Judas was called. He cast out devils. He was one of the two that was with Him, Jesus sent them their way. Twelve apostles, He sent them their way, Judas was in the midst of them. But he sold out His Lord. These are selling out the Lord because they are selling out the Bible. “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them.” I used to think about that, the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hell gave up the dead which were in them, in other words the sea gives up the bodies of those, and then death and hell gives up the spirits, because there are no bodies in hell yet. There has been no resurrection of bodies to be there, but death and hell are in there. Death and hell gave up the dead which were in them, so did the sea, so did the earth. They gave up the bodies and then the bodies and the spirits are joined together again for a little while to be judged. Then it said death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. What is He saying there, death and hell? It is those people that are there, death and hell. This is the second death. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Now as I said, this goes on. Listen, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: (Which you go from judgment to a new heaven and a new earth. Why is it that it calls it a new heaven and a new earth? Because the devil is cast out and the earth no longer has the dead bodies in it, or the spirits of the wicked. Hell has given up the dead.) for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” The sea, during the time of the Millennium, the water is going back where it was before the flood of Noah’s hour, to encircle the earth, for a perfect climate. There will still be winter and summer, but it is not going to be like it is now. You will not have the big white outs like they do up north. Then it goes one verse here into the Bride’s part. “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” See? He picks up the Bride there, but that goes back to the time of the resurrection. You go back a thousand years for this, because we are going to see that as we go further in this. Now he goes back to telling you, some of these things is something that I have not understood all along either. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, (This is the eternal age, the tabernacle of God is with men, that is when God comes to dwell with mankind again. That is after Jesus Christ has ruled and reigned on the earth a thousand years.) and He (See? It goes from Jesus Christ to God, as he tells this. What I want to do in this, if I were sitting down with you in your living room, and you asked me to explain this, this is what I want to do in this message, is to explain these parts to where we understand just what is coming up. This is after Jesus has ruled a thousand years with His Bride during the Millennium. I know people don’t agree with that, but I cannot help it. It is not my problem, and I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way. And He…) will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” God, Jehovah. See? It keeps going, the same subject. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, (See? The judgment is over, there will be no more death. The thousand years has ended, the judgment has ended, there shall be no more death.) neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” There will be pain and there will be sorrow during the Millennium, there has got to be, because the Bible says that if a man a hundred years old, it calls him a child, a hundred years does not obey God during that time, that his mother and father will thrust him through. Do you think that will not bring pain? Oh, that is the Old Testament, some may say. You better believe what it is. “And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. (He is the only one that has got that authority.) And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Is this clearing the picture for you? “But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, (This was one thing that I did not quite understand, how come He is telling this after He has done spoke what He said, there will be a new heaven and a new earth. The understanding is right here in this verse. But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters,…) and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” That is talking about the judgment at the end of the Millennium. He is just relating to us there, that this is all taken care of because they will never be there to bother this earth again. This is the second death, let me say it that way so that you don’t get your minds bumfuzzled. As you go through the rest of this, it is talking about the Bride during the Millennium, because that 2nd verse introduced you to that, to that part, because it says here, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, (Why would He bring you back to that? Why would He bring you back to a vial angel at this point?) and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the Bride, the Lamb’s wife.” She is not the Lamb’s wife whenever you go into the part that I just read awhile ago. She is no longer His wife. He becomes our elder brother. That was the teaching of Bro. Jackson. So I am going to skip that and go down to the 22nd verse. He is still talking here about the Bride. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Does that sound like natural Jerusalem to you? What would the Lamb be doing in the Eternal Age? “And the city had no need of the sun, (Do you think you are going to need these things? Do you think you are going to need the sun? Do you think the angels, the darkness and the light, makes any difference to them? God is going to open your eyes. You are not going to see darkness and light, it will all be light. You may say, well when are we going to sleep? When will you need sleep? We look at it from a natural standpoint, we have to have our sleep, I do. I am not there yet. I never have learned to stay awake for four years, much less a thousand years. Because we are no longer in this natural flesh body, because it has been changed to be like unto His glorious body. And the city had no need of the sun,…) neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” The Lamb, still registered as a Lamb for those that will accept God’s provision in the Millennium. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: (or of the understanding of it) and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. (Or into the light of it.) And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. (It is talking of Bride.) And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” They, which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. What does it say in Revelation 20? And the books were opened and another book, which is the book of life, no judgment there in that book of life. This is the reason that I read from Ezekiel 47 and from Zechariah 14:8, right here, because this is a replica of that city, or that is a replica of this city. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” What is that? A pure river of water of life? That is nothing other than the Holy Ghost. “In the midst of the street of it, (There are no streets in that city. That city is a gathering of the saints of God.) and on either side of the river, (That is no natural river, it is a river of life.) was there the tree of life, (The tree of life is not any longer in the garden, it was never attached to the ground.) which bare twelve manner of fruits, (We have nine of them already. Bro. Jackson said there are three more that we do not know what they are yet. Love, peace, joy, the nine spiritual gifts.) and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” The leaves are on the tree of life, and the leaves there are for taking away all the animosity of the nations. It is not talking about a natural healing necessarily. It can be, but the real healing is the nations that have had trouble with one another all the time, like they do today. The leaves of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Bride. See? The Bride is going to carry this out, and it will have its great leaves that will overshadow the nations to put them under subjection. And the nation that will not hear, He said in the 14th chapter of Zechariah, if a nation, like Egypt, will not heed, then that year they will get no rain. That is what I was saying a while ago, you still have natural people living here that have got to be brought under the authority of rulership, and the Bride is your rulership. To me it is a picture of what is coming, and we have it in our hands. Only will the Bride understand this. I wanted to get to that point before I dismissed, because that had been a question that was asked of me. That is your healing of the nations, of the wounds that have been put there. Every nation will be in peace with every other nation. There will be no animosity between them there. I could shout it out loud, Glory to God! His Word is truth. As I was saying this morning, I believe that we are really getting close. I do not think it is five years off. That is not a prediction, but that is a feeling within myself, that we are really that close. Young people, whatever your future is, make God the first and most important thing in your life, just determine that. Do you know how old Daniel was when he was taken into captivity? Some say as young as seventeen. But he loved God. You love God, and do not pay any attention to what some other young person would say, or do, or what they would want you to do. You do what is right as is established by the Word of God. Don’t try to follow the worldly herd, the herd is going to stampede one of these days and they are not going to have anything left. You certainly do not want to be left like that.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
We are in a time of trials and temptations and tests of many kinds, that we are all going through to prove us, that we are the sons and daughters of God. The Bible tells me, that if we are without chastisement, then we are illegitimate children. So we want to be children of God in this time, that God can appreciated approve. I wanted to say the word, be proud of us, but I guess that seems like a childish word for a sainted people. I think of my brothers and sisters that cannot be here, and people that are having trials and tests in their bodies, as well as the trials and tests that come in other ways. The gospel was not just preached to make a pretty sermon, the gospel was preached to come alive in our heart’s and to be a part of us. Just think of the hazards our forefathers went through, the apostles and those who stood for truth, to bring us what we have today. That should make us want to live our life in a way that would be pleasing to God and true to the gospel message which the early Christians brought to us. We also want to be able to live out the message that has been brought to us in recent years, the truth that has brought us to this time. I know what Bro. Jackson said in the seals messages, that one of the last things to be revealed would be the Godhead, that people might have a true understanding, so I have to look at it in the way it comes to me from time to time by people that ask questions about it. We must favor those thoughts as people would come to an understanding, more of an understanding of what that is all about. I do not want to shirk my responsibility of trying to tell people the truth about the Word of God when they have a questions, and I am able to answer them. Just like it has been with this message, I know some people had to have a revelation of these things, and it is coming to them as we look at these various things in The Word of God. It is not something that you hear the first time, and you always understand it, but when you dwell on it and it gets into your heart and your spirit, a light comes on within, That is why we need the mind of the Spirit of God. What is He thinking? What is He providing for us? You know how some people are always quoting this, no man knows the day nor hour, and we all know that, but that is just referring to the time of His coming. That is talking about the time when you are going to be changed. Then He turns around and says, when you see these things begin to come to pass, then look up, your redemption is drawing nigh. He said there would be certain signs, there would be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars. I guess this is something that I have thought much about, even wondered about. But I believe, before we get out of here, that God is going to show us the indications of His coming by the signs in the sky. We are not looking to the skies for salvation, then we would be like the Jews of old that lost their place in the world that they were to inherit. But we are looking at it because the scripture talks about it. He would not have just said there would be signs, without there being signs that we could relate it to. That is why we want to be positive on the things that God has provided for us, and not let them just slip by. Do not get so interested in who is sitting beside you or what is going on about you, that you cannot get your mind settled. I know there were many times when Bro. Jackson was preaching, that sometimes my mind would be drawn away, and I know that when this happens, it takes you time to get back to where you need to be. I would have to remind myself, you are missing something, I would not say it out loud, but I said it inside, because you do miss something at times like that. We must always be mindful of our situation in Christ. The Bible says, watch with prayer, so He is giving us an understanding to watch, to be alert, that is what He is talking about. Be alert. It sure caught some people by surprise, what happened in Boston a couple of weeks ago, but it should not have. The FBI was warned a year and half before, about the mother and the son, but then it dropped off six months ahead of time, or six months before it happened, it dropped off the radar. Somebody is at fault, because they did not watch. They want to blame an idiot type of young man and his idiot type mother, but what about the ones that let it drop off the radar, where are they now? Making excuses, like they always do, making excuses because they let it slip, and there are people dead because they did not do what they should have done, which was to watch. I just brought that in as an illustration for us, we are to watch. Jesus told His disciples to watch, while He went to pray. Finally after three times He came back and said, sleep on. Now they are ready to wake up. They had already missed what He was going through. They had already missed the three times that He had prayed, Father, let this cup pass from me, if it be possible, but not my will, but thine be done. I wonder if I would have been asleep. The rest of them were. I sure do not want to be asleep in this hour we are living in, because I want to be able to hear the voice of God, what He is speaking to us in the hour we are living in right now. My subject is, we shall crown him, which is really a question. This is what we have heard all our lives, the saints are going to crown Him, then we are going to wear a crown. Truly we are, but what kind of crown is it going to be? In the 14th chapter, the 14th verse of Revelation, it says that Jesus was on a cloud with a crown. Was that some crown that somebody put on Him? It had to be a heavenly crown. It was not some man made crown, but it was a crown for the time that He was going to take over, because He was getting ready to thrust His sharp sickle into the earth. When Jesus comes back, and when He speaks, He speaks with a sword. Is it going to be a sword coming out of His mouth? It is His word, this is the sword when it is exercised by the Word of God. I know I have that scripture up there, I know this scripture used to bother me somewhat, John 16. You can turn there. Jesus is spending the last day with His disciples, and here He says, in the 12th verse, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” Or you cannot understand them now. If you stop there, you would wonder what He was going to say to them, to His disciples. If you just stopped at that verse, but then He goes ahead to explain it, He does not leave it hanging there. Here is the answer. “Howbeit when He, (He is talking about the spirit of God.) the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; (You know people like to refer to the Holy Ghost as a different person, and they take a scripture like this and they try to build upon it.) but whatsoever He shall hear.” What is he looking at, He shall hear? Or you might say, what He shall speak. Jesus has already said I have many things to say to you, but you cannot hear them now. It is the Spirit of Christ dwelling in a person, that is not going to speak of Himself, but whatsoever He is shown, or He shows you, that anointing that you receive, this could not be given, He spoke to the prophets of old by the Holy Ghost which was upon them but not in them. Jesus was the first one to receive the Holy Ghost, and the Bible said God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. It is not going to be done without Jesus Christ. Jesus said I am come in my Father’s name, that is what I was saying Thursday night concerning Isaiah 7 and Isaiah 9. It was God in Christ. That is why it would say what it did there in the 9th chapter, He shall be called Everlasting Father, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace. That was the anointing that was in Him. Because in the 7th chapter it says that His name shall be called Emmanuel, which is God with us. God was in Christ with us, when He received the Holy Ghost after He was baptized, then that made that possible. Jesus was no longer alone. He says He is not. In the 17th chapter of John, He goes ahead to say that I and my Father are one. That was the anointing that was in Him. Then He goes ahead to say, that they may be one as we are, and that is the anointing in us. If you have the Holy Ghost you have the Spirit which is God, dwelling in you. When He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth, because He is going to be dwelling in you. That is why we know what we do now, because He is in us, giving us understanding of what we hear. That is why Paul would say our life is not our own, we are bought with a price. Whatsoever He shall hear, (The Creator of all things is manifested in three different office works, as Father, and in His Son, and as the Holy Ghost. He fulfills all three office works.) So it is that anointing in you, whatever God would speak in that anointing that is already in you. You are not going to stay on that high all the time, and I am not talking about the world’s high. Because if you did, you would get the big head, look who I am. What did Paul say? He put a thorn in his flesh, so that he did not elevate himself above what he should. But whatsoever He shall hear, that is the anointing that is in you, whatsoever God speaks through this anointing. Just because you have the Holy Ghost don’t mean you know everything ahead of time, but it is what He will show you, and He will show you things to come. We are talking about the Spirit of God and how He will work in you. That is why there are nine spiritual gifts, one is not going to get everything. I know Bro. Jackson said one may have five, one may have two, one may have one. He took that from Matthew 24. What He gave him, he gained five others. That does not mean he gained five other gifts, because there was not five others. It meant that he exercised those that were given him. Everybody wants, it seems like in the Pentecostal world anyway, that everybody wants to speak in tongues, and they sit down on that. What about the gift of wisdom? What about the gift of knowledge, understanding what the will of the Lord is? “He shall glorify me: (It will all come back whenever the anointing comes on a person, it will go to the glorifying of the Lord Jesus Christ, because He is the one that died for you. God placed a lot upon His Son, because He knew He would take of it. God is placing a lot on His Bride here in the end time, because He knows that the ones that want to, are going to shine. The Bible teaches me that we are in this world, but we are not a part of it.) for He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.” Jesus, when He was here, had very many things that He said to His disciples, that they never understood. When He told them there in Matthew 13, they asked Him, why do you speak to the people in parables. He answered, “because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” He knew this world would not receive His message. That is why, in John 17 He said, Father, I pray for these that you have given me out of the world, I pray not for the world, but for these that you have given me out of the world. He knew that He was living among a worldly minded people, but that some of them were ordained to eternal life. It did not look like it a lot of times. Peter stepped out of the boat, but he did not get very far. That was not making it look bad on Peter, nobody else even tried, nobody else said, let me come to you. There was a lot of doubt in Peter, if it be you, let me come to you. Who else did he think would have been walking on the water? “All things that the Father hath are mine: (That is pertaining to the Church. God still runs this universe. He put every star out there in place and He put them where they would not bump into one another. What do you call those cars that bump into one another, bumper cars? If man had done it, that would have been the way it would have been. They have made a study on angels. Has anybody seen that? They made a study on angels and found out that some people almost had a wreck and got killed, and then another member of the family did get killed, then they talk about their angels watching over them. I wondered, why did that angel not help that one that got killed? They finally decided, you are your angel, it is in you. This world has gone crazy.) therefore said I, that He shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.” This is the work of the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Now I want to go to Revelation 20, starting in verse 4. “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them.” I saw thrones, is this earthly thrones He is talking about, that somebody has made? Who is sitting upon them? It is the saints of God. I went over that part in the 44th, 45th, and 46th chapters of Ezekiel, trying to show you the natural rule over the Israeli people, showing you that there would be a regular priesthood, that there would be a prince. As I said, some call him high priest. I was got onto for saying that, I was corrected up one side and down the other for saying that. But that is what the Lamsa translation says. But after you read in that 45th chapter so far, or the 46th one, it will tell you the priest, singular, offers the offering. Why do people hate revelation? I will just say to them, I don’t tell you what to preach, so don’t you try to tell me what to preach. I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. Judgement was given unto them for that judgment that is coming. This was in God’s hands to give unto those that deserved it, because there are people on this earth this morning, that will be deserving of that judgment. Because God is shaping our lives to be able to meet the conditions. Why would He ever give nine fruits of the spirit, if they were not to be exercised? These were for all. Really, what it is, it all has to do with the life that we are living. Old uncle Bud Robinson, he lived in a time when it was really sanctification that was being preached. He tells, that when he was sanctified, he said anger come up and it boiled off. He tells all these things just like he was skimming it off like making molasses. I don’t know how many of you know anything about molasses, but it goes through a process. It is green juice at first. Then it gets cooked to a certain place, then they let it go into a chute. I never did do it, but I fed the grinder that ground the juice out, and the horse that walked around there that made the trench. It has about four or five different stages that it goes through, and you cannot let one go through until it gets ready for the next one. I grew up on a farm, I was a farm boy. I milked cows when I was a boy. We are talking about these that are going to be judges. They have already served their time during the Millennium as kings and priests, now they are judges. It said we shall judge angels. Are we going to sit upon a man made judgment seat for the judge of all times? God has to change us, He has to change us to where we forget about this old flesh and the feelings of the flesh. In other words, we would not know how to judge. Let somebody important die that has lived like the devil here on this earth, now they are in heaven, by the time some preacher gets finished. If we are not changed here, we will not be changed there. The Bible says, that Jesus said to Nicodemas, a man must be born again. Then He turned around and said it is alright if you are not, is that right? We know that is not what He said. He said it twice, you cannot see the kingdom of heaven without being born again, and the next time He said you cannot enter into it. The entering in, was the same way that we are entered in now. That is the reason you can see what you do. Because Jesus said, the kingdom of God is within you. The Bible says they know us not, because they knew Him not. We are not going to be just this little fly-over group. I am looking at a group of people that one day are going to rule and reign with Christ, and we are not going to just be these little pacifists that are like the rest of the world, knot really knowing what is going on. Like I said last Sunday, this little thing that happened at Boston, they made so much out of it. It was just one of the little birth pains that we will see more of as we get closer to the end. They know more have a handle on this thing than the do anything else. You just simply cannot cover every possibility of such an attack. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, this was a question that was answered last Sunday for a brother, he called and talked to me. Them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, have to be Gentile people. You know where that is coming from. Rome has always used the beheading process. That is the way they did Paul. I cannot promise this message for anyone. This goes beyond kinship and it goes beyond friendship. This goes to the witness of Jesus Christ. “And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, (Those beheaded for the Word of God are Jews, the orthodox Jew, you will not feed them three Gods, because they will not take it. This tells you when this is, right here.) and which had not worshiped the beast, (that is in the last half of the 70th week of Daniel’s prophecy) neither his image, (That is the denominational world. The Catholic Church ordained a woman priest yesterday. Sisters, I am not talking about you, but these women of the world are taking over. You give this kind of thing another ten years, and it will be hard to find a man in the Senate and the Congress, or even in the presidency. You can just see the laws, how they are going down hill all the time. Hillary Clinton stood up there and lied to those people about what went on in Libya. She just simply stood there and lied, but because she had some kind of stigma or something that caused her to pass out, they let it go. You sisters are going to rule and reign too, but it is not going to be this modern day kind of thing that is getting so prevalent. You will know what you are looking at before you get out of this world. Jewish rabbi women, that certainly never happened in Bible times. If you turn on the television and have these religious stations on, there will be some of these women preachers on, two of them at one time. They try to portray that they are not over man, but they are. That is exactly what it says there in the Bible, how a woman would go beyond a man in the last days.) neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” They lived and reigned (not ruled) with Christ a thousand years in a lesser office than what the Bride people do. It does not call them kings and priests. “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” This concludes the first resurrection along with the great multitude of Revelation, chapter 7. There will never be another person raised to life. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, (the second death hath no power, or authority on these, because they have life) but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” That office is lower than the other one. I want to go back into the chapter 21st chapter of Revelation. That 9th verse tells you enough to let you know that this is the start of the Millennium. The heading of it is, the Lamb’s wife. She will not be the Lamb’s wife in the Eternal Age. If you ever listen to anything that Bro. Jackson said, you should have listened to that. He said that Jesus would be our elder brother then. A brother is not married to his sisters. The trouble is, so many of you did not listen. I remember when Bro. Jackson talked about the ten virgins, five wise and five foolish. He said there will be no more foolish virgins than there are wise, and some got so mad they stomped around out in the parking lot finding fault with what was said. Then, the same ones took it to a restaurant and made a show of themselves. To them I say, Now you want to condemn us because we are going on with this message. That is alright. I did not call any names, but you know who you are. “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vial full of the seven last plagues, (Why would He use a vial angel? Because you just finished up with the vials, the last vial has been poured out and judgement has come. The great whore has been judged, and the earth has been judged and there are few men left, and there are more women than there are men. Seven women will take hold of one man. I am not angry, I am glad, I am glad that the Lord has showed us some things and that we are still walking in light of.) and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Where was she, the Bride, in the 19th chapter? What was she wearing? White raiment, glistening white, because it was her righteousness. I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife, He is not going to do that in the Eternal Age. If He was going to show you the Bride, the Lamb’s wife, why would he wait a thousand years, when she has already been reigning with the King? That would be a little late. “And he carried me away in he spirit to a great and high mountain, (I wonder why he carried him away in the spirit. Because the Bride is on another level.) and showed me the great city, (The city is the Lamb’s wife’s abode.) the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: (That is the Shekinah glory that overshadows all of this. There will not any be any mistake there, no one will slip in unclothed. The bride is putting on her attire while she is still here. That is why that one scripture talks about the man that did not have on the wedding garment. He is thrown out here, before the rapture, not there.) and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.” That is not the Jerusalem on earth, that is the heavenly Jerusalem, notice where it come from? He sees it descending from heaven. It has been up there, the wedding supper is over. After all this turmoil, after the thirty days, then the forty five days, she is back to rule and to reign over what has been left, to get this thing back in order again, make it like it was with Adam and Eve, so that natural man can live in peace for one thousand years with the Bride ruling over them. Bro. Jackson said you will go back to where you came from. What are you going to do, catch a plane? That horse you are going to ride, is it going to galloping across the earth? There is no light like that on this earth, it has to come from heaven. You are not going to need glasses. “And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” I am going to stop there for now
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
As we look at the world around us tonight, we can see no good news for them, everything is something that mankind is doing to bring this world unto a place of judgment. We live in this world, but not as a part of the world, because the bride saints are a part of another kingdom, which is going to arise. I cannot see a long time ahead of us still yet, but we are responsible for the time we live in, to show forth the light unto those that do not really want to see it. The world you live in will try you, to see if you really are what you believe you are. The Bride of Jesus Christ is a peculiar people. We are not trying to fit into what the world expects us to. But there is good news in this hour, good news that comes through the Word of God to help us get ready for what is ahead. We want to be ready for the coming of the Lord, but do we want to be ready for that shining part that we are expected to be before we leave here. You do not have to shine, you will shine. That is just the thing about it, you cannot take a light and put it under a bushel, this will not work that way. The light we have is a reflection of what He is, as the moon is a reflection of the sun, we are a reflection of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. That makes us to be the Bride of Christ, we are not pretending to be, but we are declared to be, sons and daughters of God, as we live in the hour we are living in. We are an example, a living example of Christ here on this earth. We now shine to those that would approach us, or those that would look at us for an answer as to what we believe. We know that we have a responsibility to be that type of person. You cannot live the gospel of Jesus Christ without Him, it takes Him in you to live it. Paul, in his expression, said, I die daily. So he is saying that he became a daily sacrifice for the cause of Christ. He said, nevertheless I live, not I, but Jesus Christ in me. This is our purpose in this old world, to be an example of what He is. He did not mean for this to be hard, but He said there is a cross involved in it. How can it not be hard and be a cross to it? The thing about it is, He bore that cross and we fit into the groove of it, that we may take our cross daily and follow Him. If we fail to do that, we fail to walk in the light as He is in the light. Our failures are not on His part, they are on our part. Paul was looking at himself as being a daily sacrifice for Christ, because He said be ready to give every man an answer as to what you believe. Truly we have the answer tonight. People think they do not have the answer, but if you are ever questioned as to what you believe, there is more that comes from you than what you realize. Because the Spirit of God takes over, and He will relay to you what He wants you to say in that very hour of time. We have been taught in time past, about the Godhead, that the Godhead is something we must understand as we grow in His grace. It is the Spirit of God in you that answers our problems and mine, when our lives are being lived in Christ. That precious anointing is what makes our Christian walk a lot easier. He would not say that we were to shine without, except that He would be in us to shine through us and out of us. That is His perfect plan for us in our lives, that He lives in us to do what is needed in the hour we are living in. Some people say, well I do not have a testimony. You have more of one that what you realize, if you are put to the test. Our God will not put you out there in a boat, without coming to you. Jesus was the one that sent the apostles in the boat, but the very tempter that met them there on the water was the one that was going to meet his master. I don’t mean in service, but in recognition. When Jesus was tempted there in the desert, He was tempted on His deity, if you be the Son of God. Why would the devil say that? He knew He was, and He tried the thing that Jesus was faced with at that time, hunger. It says He hungered. After the forty days were up, no doubt He did hunger: anyone would. He did not tempt Him with something that was not there. Take these stones and make bread out of them, he said; and that was because he knew He was hungry. He showed the signs of it. He takes Him to the temple there at that high place where we were, but in a vision form, the very pinnacle and said, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down. He had already passed that test. Yet when the devil left Him, it says he left Him for a season. Jesus is not going back to that mountain again to get tempted. His temptation was not the same, it was through mankind. When those Pharisees and Sadduccees came to Him, to tempt Him, that was His testing from there on, and that temptation was concerning His deity. When Jesus was in Simon’s house and the woman came in with the ointment and began to pour it on His feet and then began to weep, Simon whispered, He don’t even know who this woman is, if He knew who she was, that was a temptation to Him. He said, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto you, I come in and you did not offer to wash my feet, but this woman has washed them with her tears. This was the custom. He did know who she was, He knew what she was, He knew what Mary Magdalene was. He knew what the woman was that came to the well where He was, but He saw something down deep inside her, that that anointing He had, connected with. He sees something in you and me, that that anointing connects with. So His time was not just for then, His time is for now also. We heard Bro. Jackson when he preached and said, There was not a man from the time the Lord Jesus preached on this earth, that had the ministry that Bro. Branham had in praying for the sick. We read of the great miracles that were performed under Peter, just his shadow walking down the street overshadowed some of them. We are not looking for that type of ministry in this hour, we are looking for an in-gathering, a harvest. Even though Peter did not have the ministry that Jesus had in praying for the sick, he still had a part of that ministry. This time that we live in is a promised time. As it was in the days of Elijah, as it was in the days of John the Baptist, right down here on the Ohio River it was spoken. When I moved here in 1963, I got to know people that knew about that. That was about thirty years before my time. The miracles, when I came into this revelation, were beginning to subside, because God had something more important than miracles of healing. Do not ever forget, that there are more important things that God wants to do for us, inside us, than to just heal our bodies. Jesus Himself, made them secondary when He said, these signs shall follow them that believe, Mark 16:17-18 “In my name, shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” This is still the hour of that kind of thing happening, and it will happen to an extent that we have not yet seen, before we leave here. That happened fifty and sixty years ago to bring people out of those denominational systems. When you go into 1963, on into 1964, that is when the doors of these denominational churches were closed to the Spirit of God. That is when He began to stand at the door and knock for you and I as individuals, to go out to meet Him. Did not it say in Matthew 25, we put more emphasis sometimes upon what it will do to the foolish virgins, than what it will do to the wise ones. Because there was a closing of the door in that chapter. One of these days before very much longer, the last one will come in for the rapture. Whenever that door is closed, because there has to be a closing time, if we believe the message Bro. Jackson preached, that there will be a time come, when that door will be closed, as far as Bride is concerned. Listen to the seals messages: he will plainly tell you in those seals, that you are not saved one day and then enter into the Bride the next day. He illustrated it in this way, if somebody gives their heart to the Lord today and four or five weeks down the road they are killed in an accident, he said they will not be in the Bride, because they did not have time to produce fruit, like those of the bride must produce. What do you mean by that? What did it say? Some brought forth thirty. There is a harvest, there is a whole harvest for those that will be in the Bride of Christ. That is still disappointing to some people yet. They do not believe it. The best way to find that out is through their own mouth’s. I have tried to connect this 20th chapter of Revelation, 21st and 22nd together as it was supposed to be related, it does not all relate in time together. Because you have some that go into the Eternal Age. Chapter 20, when the judgment comes, then after that, you are in the Eternal Age. Then when you go into chapter 21, you have the Bride. The Bride is Bride more than one thousand years. The Bride is Bride before she ever goes to the wedding supper. Do you understand that? “The Bride hath made herself ready,” That is taking place now, but she has not had her change until the rapture. I have got to believe that I am preaching to Bride people. This message that we have, is not for foolish virgins, they will never hear it like the bride does. They do not have a spiritual ear. Somewhere in the midst, out here in the church world, there are a few here and there, that are foolish virgins, but they will never be Bride. When He says depart, I know you not, He did not cast them into hell, He said I know you not, because the thing about it is, He had never known them through His Word. They had never been impregnated with the Word. I just say it that way because I want you to understand what I am talking about. God is elevating us to a point where He is showing us things to come. When I quoted that scripture this morning, I did not go to it, but it says there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, we are going to see them before we leave here. In the 9th verse of Revelation 21, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, (Come closer. It is like motioning, come closer, I want to show you something. That is what He is going to do with us. He is not going to show us a vision of things so far out that we cannot see them. That little vial of oil that Bro. Jackson saw in that dream, I believe it is still to come. He saw Bro. Branham come into the midst of this great gathering. He saw Bro. Branham there, but he did not see himself, because he was still here on earth. The voice said to John, come hither…) I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Isn’t that something? I will show you the Bride, the Lamb’s wife, before it ever comes about. “And he carried me away in the spirit (His spirit man left his body. He is not talking about carrying him away in the Holy Ghost. He did not carry his body away, but he carried his spirit away, his life, into the very presence of what John will be one day, after He was gone.) To a great and high mountain, (Why did he take him to a great and high mountain? Because he was going to show him something that is in the heavenlies. Why did it not say he carried him away in the desert? You cannot see anything from the desert. John’s body stayed on the Isle of Patmos, but he carried him away in spirit unto that great and high mountain. It was just as though he was there, like his spirit life was.) and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.” Now he is talking about the twelve gates, in the 21st verse. “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl.” He had already mentioned that the names of the twelve tribes of Israel ware one on each gate. I can show you that again in the 48th chapter, but it will not be the same. If Israel had listened to God, they would have walked right into this. If the church world, when they began to see the light as it come on, by Luther, Calvin, Knox and those men, if they had followed them, it would have led right on into the next church age. Then if they would have listened to them, they would have walked right on into the next, into the open door age, which was under Wesley. But when you get to Laodicea, Laodicea started out right. 1906, 1904, even behind that was the revival that started out in the Welsh islands, which different ones began to go there and God poured out His spirit upon them, because there was a young man there that believed in God. One third of the Welsh islands turned to God under this one young man’s ministry. In 1906 when that time came, we find Azuza Street, the revival goes on three years, then they organized. By 1909 God began to show them baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. But then, those of 1906 did not want to hear about it. Then the ones that began to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ, eventually began to organize around that, and they become UPC, Jesus only, and all this, segregating themselves from the rest of the world of Christianity. Then when the prophet messenger came along, especially from 1946, when God anointed him to go into the world, then UPC did not want anything to do with it because he did not cater to their specific belief. That is when the net was cast out into the sea and gathered of every kind. Matthew 13:47, They came from the Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, from the Methodist Church and the Assembles of God, Church of God, from the holiness move, from Nazarene, gathering of every kind. God began to work miracles among them, miracles they had not seen since the days of Jesus Christ on earth, when Brother Branham would call somebody out and tell them their problem, just like the woman at the well that I mentioned this morning. Jesus told her she had five husbands, and the one she was living with was not her husband. When Phillip came to him, he goes and gets Nathaniel, and he said, can anything good come out of Nazareth? Jesus of Nazareth he said, the Messiah. He had already recognized Him. Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Come and see. When he walked up to where Jesus was, Jesus said, behold an Israelite indeed, in which there is no guile. How did you know me? When you were sitting under that tree I saw you. Brothers and sisters: God knows your house number. I heard him when he said, you back there behind that post, and called that person out. I knew a man that was bleeding inside. He said to him, the blood has stopped. I saw a man with a fruit jar full of alcohol and the cancer that had passed from him, I saw that man carrying it around. Cancers fell from peoples’ faces. People with dark shadows were seen. Stadiums were filled. He went to South Africa, a half million people went to the meetings. They had tribes back then. There was a woman that was the head of a tribe, a queen. She brought her group of people and they had to divide them out because they were afraid that they would start a war right there. He looked at that woman. The people knew her. He told her what was wrong with her and she was healed. Fifty thousand natives gave their hearts to the Lord that night. They called them blanket natives, because they wore nothing on top. Nobody said anything about how they were dressed, but the next night they came in covered with blankets, all the way up to their neck. Don’t tell me the Holy Ghost will not get on you about certain things that need to be corrected. Do not tell me that these of the world, this Christian world so-called, are Christians, I know better, because of the way they look. Even Bro. Jackson mentioned women with tattoos on their ankles. He was living at the beginning of so much of it. Some of them are tattooed from their necks down. If they ever had a child that was born like that, they would take them to see what was wrong with them. But when you come to 1963, I started out with Luther, Knox and them, if it had come to 1963, if they had listened, they would be a part of this end time bride, but they could not, and now the door of their understanding is closed. The light is shut off. Verse 22, we are looking at this, the Bride, “And I saw no temple therein: (There will be a temple in Jerusalem, but this is the new Jerusalem, and there is no temple therein.) for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” The glory of God that is upon the throne today overshadowing the Lord Jesus Christ and His mediatorial work, He and the Lamb will be the light of that temple. I know I used to look at it, and others looked at it, that one day this earth is going to be daylight, all day and night, but when I looked at Genesis 8:22, it says there will be day and night, there will be harvest and there will be sowing. But the Bride is not going to be taking out the garbage. There will be people that are working in the mill. There will be people that will be farming. There will be people that will be doing other things, but it is not going to be the Bride, because they are walking in the light that has been provided by God himself, you will not need a flashlight, you will not need a vehicle, you will not need a gas station, you will not have a flat tire, and you will be faster than any airplane, to get where you need to be. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Let us turn to Genesis. I will start with verse 20 of the 8th chapter. “And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; (That is what prayer is from you now. That is how important prayer is unto you.) and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” This earth will never be without day and night. It will never be without summer and winter, but the climate will be changed. It will not be like this spring season we have had. There will be no more tornadoes, there will be no more cold spells that will nip the corn and wheat, the beans. Because the Bible tells me that one crop will be in the ground, then another one after that one is harvested. But there will be places in this earth that will still be cold. You are still going to have the north and south poles. Verse 23 in Revelation chapter 21 says the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it and the Lamb is the light thereof, the city, the Bride. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it.” That does not mean they will have daylight all the time, but it means they are going to walk under the understanding of it. These old dark places of this earth will no longer exist. Has anybody heard about the government in Colorado saying that people can now have so much marijuana? There was a News man that went in there the other day to check on that. He checked with twelve young people, and ten of them did not even know who the president of the United States is. He said, I am in the better part of it, I dare not go into the worst part, it is too dangerous. The government just O.K’ed it just a few days ago. God is going to get rid of this government, from the low offices to the high offices. There is going to be a righteous government. You of the Congress, you of the Senate, you state Congress and state Senate, you judges, you Supreme Court justices, and you, Mr. President, you may have your roasts now, but this old world is going to roast one of these days. It says the great men, the chief captains, all of these high headed judges, there is one chief justice that passed Obamacare, one, and he was appointed by George W. Bush, supposed to be a conservative. Politics are rotten to the core, but I am talking about another kingdom that nobody will overthrow. The nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it. “And the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.” It is not talking about this bunch now, it is talking about a righteous kingdom, somebody that had a right to direct, somebody that has been appointed with the influence of a Bride people. Not just anybody is going to run this world. “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” What does that say to you? It says those that have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, Bride people. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” This is not a regular river. Out of your belly, out of your life shall flow living water, not an old dead spring. That is the Holy Ghost and this is a Holy Ghost message. “And in the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, (In the midst of the street of the river. Where do you see golden streets, golden highways, golden mansions? They are not big enough. They are not big enough to house the Bride of Jesus Christ. That is why He made this so big. If this was to be on this earth altogether, why did He make it so high? Fifteen hundred miles this way, that way, and fifteen hundred miles high. A cube. When this thing is cubed, we will go. When we get our message right in our heart, we will leave this world.) was there the tree of life, (The tree of life is no longer in the garden, it is in the city, in the Bride, because it all moved there when God and Christ became the light of it.) which bare twelve manner of fruits, (As Bro. Jackson went over that, he said we know what nine of them are, but we don’t know the other three. We are to have nine of them active within us. That is not talking about gifts of the spirit. That is attributes of the spirit. Love, peace, joy, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, patience, meekness, and temperance.) and yielded her fruit every month: (That is without ceasing. Why would it say every month? We are still in time. When we get here, there will not be any months, there will be daylight and dark, but there will not be any months. There will not be daylight and dark for the Bride people. There will only be daylight.) and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Let me go over that, all this animosity between nations now, the leaves of the tree, which is a representative of peace, peace can only come through Christ. He said peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. That peace can only come through Him and He will break down every barrier that is between nations. It is going to be hard to find anyone left in some of these nations, Russia, China, Europe. Russia will be taken care of, a big part of it, in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Iran will be taken care of. I remember the first time I ever heard Bro. Jackson go over that 38th chapter, he said there will only be one sixth left, which is what the Bible says, for those young men to go back and say, momma, you should have seen what I saw in Israel, I saw God working in Israel to where I am no atheist anymore. Because there truly is a God, there was not a shot fired, but it was all taken care of by the God of heaven. The overflowing rain, it is not going to be a mystery, it is going to be real. They are going to see the God of heaven work. That is the way that God will take away the animosity of the nations. Jesus will rule them with a rod of iron. You are going to have some stubborn nations at the beginning, but it will not take long for them to shape up. Because, if they do not do what is right, they will not get any rain that year. The Millennium will be for the healing of the nations. When you go from the healing of the nations in the Millennium, you will not be going from there into an Eternal Age, with war. The healing will take place during the Millennium. Is this making sense? We are on the verge of these things happening. I would want to get my house in order. “And there shall be no more curse: (No more curse. The last curse upon this earth will be when the people are drawn out from their graves. As I went over that last week, the devil is cast into the lake of fire without trial, after the thousand years are over. That is when he will be cast into the lake of fire, where the false prophet and the beast are already, that will go in there at the beginning of the Millennium. Really at the battle of Armageddon, is when they head for their doom. That is the spirit of the beast and the spirit of the false prophet, and their bodies will follow.) but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.” We are not talking about seeing the face of God, we are talking about seeing the face of Christ and the glory of God overshadowing all of that.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
I thank the Lord for each one of you, that you have been willing to listen and give your attention. It was fifty four years this month when God spoke to me and told me that I have not only called you to preach, but I have called you to pray for the sick. That message has never changed. I have never spiced it up or tried to make something out of it. The rest of it is His responsibility. Whatever He does with it is His business, but I do know what I was told. Then two years later, after I had always believed in a trinity, concerning the godhead, I remember one time, when I was going to school in the Methodist church, that I put up a little argument concerning the trinity. Then, when the scripture was quoted to me, Matthew 28:19, where Jesus gave the commission to the disciples, (I will turn there and read it.) In the 18th verse it says, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is (given unto me) in heaven and in earth.” He is not taking away anything from God His Father, but really what He is doing, He is talking about the next verse as well. This is all included in these verses. You could turn around and say what has been said, if there is any other god, they would be powerless, but Jesus is speaking, concerning the Church, because, as I went over John chapter 16 last Sunday, He was talking about the Holy Ghost, when He is come, that He will guide you into all truth. He is talking about the way the Spirit of God is going to work in His Church, not the way that some people think it will. But then He goes on in the next verse here, which is what spoke to me. “Go ye therefore, and tech all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” When that name was mentioned to me, it was said, it is not names, it is in the name (singular) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, I am come in my Father’s name. He said the Holy Ghost will only speak what I say, He will not speak of Himself. In other words, He is not going to be a Spirit out here, speaking things other than what Jesus would reveal. This is the power that He is talking about, when He said, all power is given unto me in heaven and earth. When that was mentioned to me, it was mentioned Father is not a name. Nobody ever goes to the bank and cashes a check in the name of father, or in the name of son, or in the name of the Holy Ghost. Some of you are fathers, but then you are sons, but that is not your name. It may be Turner, it may be Maddox, it may be James. That is your name and that is the only way you can get a check cashed. You are both father and son, or daughter and mother, but don’t go to the bank trying to cash a check with any of them other than with a specific name. When I heard that, it became a revelation immediately to me. Then when I did hear the message on baptism, I know the denominational world says, I believe what Jesus said over what Peter said, what are you going to do about the keys that Jesus gave him? Was it something rampant? In Luke the 24th chapter, let us go there. I don’t know why I am doing this, but I am. What did Jesus say? In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. In the 46th verse, “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus is behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins (How are your sins remitted? By baptism. That is what Peter said in Acts 2:38, Repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.) be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (He was already raised from the dead here.) And ye are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” That 47th verse, of Luke 24, says, and that repentance and remission of sins, not sin, sins. That is the things that you have committed in your human body.
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