What time was that?

Download 1.11 Mb.
Size1.11 Mb.
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   18
I said, "What time was that?" And when she gave the time, of what time it was, it was the very same time that that speaking was going through me. Well, what was it? It was the Holy Spirit making intercessions for that woman there. See what I mean?

665-100 Now, the Bible says that. Sometimes we mutter words; we don't know what we're talking about. But it's the Holy Spirit in there moving out, making intercessions for things that we do not understand. See?

And the women was instantly healed. We heared from her for a long time from that. She's perfectly well, got all right.

Now, you see, God knows where those things are, and He has a way of doing it. See? He has His own way of doing it. We must just submit ourselves to what He does. And then--then the hard thing to do when you get there is hold yourself from that one little knife edge of fanaticism to a truth.

1. I will restore, light in the evening time and faith once delivered.

[Scriptures being fulfilled by Message of William Branham.]

JOEL 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.


But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

JUDE 1:3

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
[JOEL 2:25]


E-6 It is to my humble belief, that we're living near the end time. Or may I make it a little more personal than that, saying: we're living in the end time. And if... I believe it's time for restoration of the church that was promised that God would send in the last day. And I believe that this is the day that when the Word has been preached so much, and the day's getting so dark and so evil, till according to God's Word, He was to restore all that the caterpillar had eaten, the palmerworm had eaten, will be restored back again. And this is the day of the restoration of the spiritual gifts given into the church.

Now, along in that, we're bound to find false things. Satan is--is a shrewd person, and he works day and night in the children of disobedience. He can impersonate, but a true Spirit of God will always give honor and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ.


E-54 "I will restore," saith the Lord! "I will restore all the days of the caterpillar was. I'll restore all the blessings the Lutheran had, the Baptists had, the Methodists had, I will restore, saith the Lord." A tree that won't stand stiff, but when the Holy Ghost falls they're flexible, just... We might be green, but we're flexible, brother. Hallelujah. That's one thing about us. We may not be Doctors of Divinity and have all the theology, but we're green enough to bend to the power of God and rejoice and have a real good old fashion Holy Ghost meeting, is what we need today, brother, more than anything else, sweeping the world. Amen!

I thought, "Lord, truly, You will restore, saith the Lord." I thought, "But what You shaking them for?"

The Lord said to me, "You see, if I shake them, it loosens them up at the roots so they can reach down and get a better hold." Amen.

That's the way an old fashion revival is. When you reach down and get a better hold. Step off of that old cold formal creed over here, and get over here on the vine of the Lord, and go to eating the fruits and grapes off the vine of the Lord. Amen. "I will restore, saith the Lord. I will restore."

Restore what? "All the beauty that she was at one time. I will restore the same Church that I had at Pentecost. I will restore the gifts of the Spirit. I will restore signs and wonders. I will restore speaking in tongues. I will restore the prophet. I will restore all, saith the Lord."

And She's coming right up now as a little tree, growing right on up into the Kingdom of the living God. Hallelujah. Let us stand and give Him praise. Hallelujah.

Lord Jesus, we thank Thee today for Thy restoring power.

[ZECHARIAH 14:7, JUDE 1:3]


E-70 Look, it was in the cool of the evening when Isaac walked out. I... And some people say, "What if you see Him and He is a real dark Jew. If He is this..." I don't care what He looks like, He's my Saviour. And when the Bride sees Him, it'll be love at the first sight. When Rebekah seen Isaac, she jumped off the camel, and run to meet him. It was love at the first sight.

I tell you, when we see Him, it'll be love at the first sight. Off we'll go, and away we'll go into His arms. Certainly. How beautiful. The Bride, the evening light's coming, the faith that was once delivered to the saints, beginning to restore back to the Church... The fig tree is putting forth it's buds. She begin to move out. The evening light...

The very same Gospel that was preached on the day of Pentecost, the very signs that followed for thirty some odd years after that, down in the Church, has returned back to the Church again, falling right down to the end.
2. Image of the Beast [Mark of Beast] World Council of Churches. [Revelation 13:11-18] [VICARIUS FILII DEI]

166 Then Joseph was sold for almost thirty pieces of silver by his brothers. The Jewish church betrayed Joseph.

Today what is it in this church? A betrayal. They getting documents; they're going to try to have a... Well now, you just keep this on your mind. They're going to have a confederation of churches. The churches of Christ of America has already confederating with all their churches, and they're going to have a band here someday that'll shut out to fight Communism, which will hook up with Catholicism, with the Protestant church and the Catholic church together. And the interdenominations who stand out for the truth, and get away from that dogma that they've got, will be persecuted. The mark of the beast, the Seal of God, the showdown will soon come. And, brother, if That's not in there, you'll be deceived as sure as the world, 'cause it'll look so nice. You'll say, "Now, if Communism made a--a--made a... for the world, why, let us make another agreement, and bring all the Christian, and Christianize the world back." And look so good, the people will jump into it. See? They'll confederate the churches, and bring, try to make Christianity one unit. And the Bible says in Revelations, that he give his power and everything, that he made an image unto the beast and exercised all the power the beast did before him. Sure, it is. Wish we had time to hook Revelations in this thing (But we haven't. See?) to see where it's at. You're right here in the end of time, brother. We're at the end of the age.

103 But I'm nothing against the Catholic people. I'm nothing against the Methodist, or the Baptist, or the Presbyterian. God has got people; Abraham's seed's out there. It's not against the people; it's about their churches, organize themselves there, and they worship the church instead of God. Oh, you Protestants don't want to believe that, but you do it anyhow. I'll say, "Are you a Christian?"

Well, here not long ago, Brother Bosworth asked a girl, said, "Are you a Christian?"

She said, "A Christian? I'll give you to understand, I burn a candle every night!"

Well, now you Protestants think that's something? Are you a Christian?

"I'll give you to understand; I'm a Methodist, or a Baptist." Well, that don't mean nothing, but you've walked out of the day of grace for yourself to me (That's right.), if that's all you are, just a Methodist or a Baptist. If you're not a Christian in that Methodist, or Baptist, or Catholic church, you're lost. That's right. So there is exactly your marked.

Both marks are spiritual. And I'll prove it to you by the Bible. Both marks are spiritual marks.

A lot of people thought, "They're going to go around and tattoo something in your forehead, and tattoo something in your hand." We found out, last night, that was a lie. Yes, sir. That's wrong. It's a spiritual mark. It's--it's just so hid. And look, many times...

Now, I know this may be ruffling a lot of feathers, and it--it--it seems hard. But it--it'll straighten out if we just, we give God a little chance. I--I don't mean to be rude, but I--I'm just trying to state facts with all my heart.

When Jesus Christ seen that Protestant church fall from that Catholic church yonder, and come out and go right straight back, and turning back again just the way it did, He said, "The spirit will be so close, till it'd deceive the very elect..."

Did you realize, Christian friends, that the antichrist, which is the mark of the beast... The antichrist, anyone knows that. The antichrist there, that's his mark, is the--of his power. And, see, a beast is a power. There's a power of the Catholic church. There is a power of the Methodist church.

I went, here not long ago, to a very fine gentleman. If I'm not mistaken, he is setting right here in the church tonight. And little Edith Wright and them come to the meeting right up here, not twenty miles from this place. And, we... the people... I was just preaching the Gospel of salvation. He had to climb over cars to get to the place. And that night, the pastor called me out rectory, said, "I'm sorry to tell you, Rev. Branham. But they told me they had some sick people come in there, and our district man come in and said, 'No Divine healing in the Methodist church.' So you'll have to go to the platform, dismiss yourself, and leave the congregation." That's right.

Why? The power of the Methodist church. That's the beast's power. The Baptist church the same; Campbellite, and Lutheran, and all the rest of them, and the Pentecostal, as bad. That's right.

I've had Pentecostal people... And the Assemblies of God has gone into the council of churches, which is a--the... They just hooked theirself right up yonder with the old mother harlot. So every church organization comes from Rome. There's the mother of it. And I'm not a Latter-Day saint, or Latter-Day Rain, or ever what you call it. I don't want... I'm none of that.

But I mean this, that men and women should be free in Christ Jesus, to walk in Light. And every church should be the same thing. That's true.

115 Now, notice this, how the Bible... Get that. That organization, remember, there's where it lays, right there. And we find out, that when the Catholic church started back there, they got a phony baptism they come out with, sprinkling instead of baptizing. There's not one Scripture in the Bible for that. And just not only that, but the Holy Ghost, and water baptism in forms, and titles, and everything else, just making a mock out of the real. And there's not a minister in the land, that can show me one place where that was ever done in the early church. That's right. It's--it's not in the Bible. But they come out with it, and we bow right down to it. You see where we're going right back to?

And today you're wondering why we haven't got a revival. There's what it is, brother. What we need today is a good, old-time, Saint Paul's revival, and the Bible Holy Ghost back in the land again. That's what we need.

Now... And they've took "the mark of the beast," or "the letter of his name," that they made a image to. The image was the organization just like the Catholic church. They organized it and made an image of the Catholic church. Is the Methodist church an image of it, the Baptist church, the Presbyterian church, the Pentecostal church, the Holiness church, the Pilgrim Holiness, and United Brethren? Every one that organized, patterned off of there. It never was in God's Bible. That's right. Organizations organizing...


160 Now, now, we're coming to the Mark of God. I got thirty minutes, the Lord willing. Now, I want you to turn with me, first, and find out how essential, this Mark of God...

Remember what the mark of the beast is: not communism. The mark of the beast comes from Rome, throughout the world: Catholicism with Protestantism joined into it, organized religion. And they're going to unionize the churches, till every church will have to bow to that thing, or interdenominations are kicked on the sideline. That's right.

240 Oh, now tonight the great capstone. But just a moment, I think we got a little bit more time here; I'd like to get to some other thing. I want to...?... you the--the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast, let's take Revelations 13 just a minute. Revelations 13:15, and just read what the--what he's going to do.

Revelation 13:15.

And he had power to give life unto the image...

(Now, that is, unto the Protestant churches, the Protestant churches.)...

He had power, because they made a image. The Protestant churches through the--the Council of Churches, is making a place where that all Protestant fellowship will have to be united. How many knows or read of the great united building they got for the churches of the world? Sure. See? Up in--up there now, just like the U.N. nations... And all of them are there, every one of them, even to the Assemblies of God. They're there. They're there. See? It's dog-eat-dog. "As a hog goes to its wallow, and a dog to its vomit," right back the same thing (Absolutely.), almost denying their evangelical stand. And there you are, want to be big, want to act like the rest of the world, like Israel did when they seen the kings and said, "Make us a king." See?

And he... made a image unto the beast, and the image of the beast should both speak, and cause... as many as would not worship the image of the beast...

The image of the beast, the Protestant denomination, not the Catholic. This is America He's speaking of here (See?), 'cause this 13th chapter is on the American, the beast that come up out of the... See, all the other beasts come up out of water, which means "thickness and multitudes of people." But the beast here, it come up like a lamb, out of the ground where there was no people: had two horns, and then it spoke like a dragon. And they made a image of the beast that was in Europe, and made this over here a image to it. A consol... Uniting the churches together and making this Protestant fellowship, and then they forced all the other churches, that they couldn't even buy or sell or anything else without they got this image of the beast.

243 Now, watch what takes place here.

And he caused all, both... great, rich... poor, free... bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead:

And that no man might buy or sell, till he... had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the numbers of the beast: for it is... number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six...

(Which we know who that is, it's the hierarchy at Rome, pope.)

I been right there and seen it myself, would know, up over his place (his throne, as it was) like they set the first Boniface up, the III, up at the beginning of the Catholic age here. And up over there is VICARIUS FILII DEI, which means "a vicar of the Son of God." Dei, Dei, "Deity." See, see? "The vicar of the Son of God." In other words, "Just like the Son of God setting here on earth." See? All powers to change the Bible, change anything he wants to... Therefore, say, "Hail Mary." What does the pope say? "We'll have 'Hail Mary.'" That settles it. Uh-huh. "Well, we'll do so-and-so." What the pope says, that's it; that's it. "A vicar instead of the Son of God."

125 (…) The organizing of the church has got the same system together today. Only thing they need is the dynamics of it. Just something to set it in force and it's coming to a showdown right away.

The Catholic church and the Protestant churches will become friends. I've told you that all--every--every since--for the last thirty something years; they will unite together. And you see exactly what they're doing now. The--the Protestant will never become Catholic, but they'll be associated brotherhood: a mark of the beast; likened unto the beast.

51 I wonder if there's any of the old-timers still left in the tabernacle remember me saying that in the Redman's Hall down here when we preached many, many years ago. Is there one in the building tonight that was left from down there at the old Redman's Hall when I preached that, when they had the N.R.A. out, way back in time of Roosevelt's first term? I guess there's not a one in here. Is there one? Yeah, yeah, one. There's one, yes, Mrs. Wilson, I remember her. My wife, setting in the back. Two left out of the--the old generation of those in that day. That when they said this N.R.A. was the mark of the beast, I said, "Nothing to it. Not at all. The mark of the beast don't come here; it comes out of Rome, and it can't be the mark of the beast."


80 When we was up there in Finland, that little boy was raised from the dead, there stood them Russian soldiers at attention, and they said, "We will receive a God that can raise up the dead."

We have made denominations, and schools, and--and buildings, and failed to do what Jesus told us to do, was preach the Gospel. We've tried to educate the world. He never said, "Educate the world; he that's educated shall be saved." You've got to be borned again, filled with the Spirit. That's the reason we have so miserably failed everywhere. See, we got the wealth, we got the thing.

Now, what will happen? And when this church, World Council of churches goes together, can't you see who is going to do the leading? Can't you Methodists and Presbyterians understand that, the rest of you, even to Pentecostals? You say you're not going in. You'll either go in or you'll bust up the denomination. You'll do one or the other. It's right before you. You've got to do it. It's a forcing, the mark of the beast. That's what it is, exactly. Denominationalism absolutely (I can prove it by the Bible) is the mark of the beast. "She was a whore; she had prostitute daughters." And we know that that is the Truth. Organized religion, it's contrary to the Word, and it's antichrist in its principles. Not everything in there is antichrist; but in its principles, its system is antichrist, because it's against the Word of God. Every organized system is that way.

3. Teaches at Branham Tabernacle after 7 years on evangelistic field. [Teaching on typology.]

13 Now, I believe I'm, I like, and have been accused of being, and which I am, a typologist; because I believe that all of the old things were a shadow of the things to come. The Scripture teaches that. And if we can have some vision and look what the Old Testament was, we'll see what the Old Testament is, or what the New Testament is, rather. See, the type, they were for shadows and for examples, that we might know what to do. See how they fell and how they rose, and what they did as they served God, and it served as shadow for us.

Now, the first night, Wednesday night, we picked up the church, to find out, basically, what the church was. And now, in the healing campaign... And this is the first time I've had a revival in seven years, of this type. Seven years this coming week I left the Tabernacle and went out into the evangelistic campaigns of healing services.

And I've committed it to managers who's done the preaching, mostly, and I would only speak on the subject of Divine healing, because we were a mixed audience of--of Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterian, Catholics, orthodox, Jew, everything. And sometimes if you'd tramp on people's ecclesiastical teaching, it'll make the ministers keep the people away from the church, some of them that really needed to come to be prayed for. So I just closed in on everything but the great evangelical, fundamental teaching of the Bible, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; you know what the fundamental evangelical teaching is.

But now in the Tabernacle here, at my little church that the Lord gave me twenty years ago, I--I feel free that I can teach what my convictions is. And then, and we don't have any membership here, we just have fellowship one with... You're a member here while you're here tonight, you're a member. We don't have any--any members, just fellowship.
4. Bride and Jesus Christ. [Justification, Sanctification, Baptism of the Holy Ghost.]

176 Now, the Holy Spirit was poured out, and they rejected It. And when the Jews rejected It, the Gentiles received It, which was a type of the Bride. He said He would call a people out of the Gentiles for His Name.

That little girl setting back there, used to be a Broy, but she's a Branham now; she's my wife.

And the--the Bride of Jesus Christ will be Mrs. Jesus Christ, (Hallelujah.) baptized in His Spirit, in His Name, filled with His power, robed in His righteousness. Hallelujah. There she is. And now notice, that was the Gentile Bride.


196 The church will come through justification, through Luther; through sanctification, through Wesley; through the baptism of the Holy Ghost, or the Pentecostals; and grow right on into the perfection of the Son of man, that when Husband and Wife will be the same-self persons. God will be so manifested into His Bride, His church, till they'll both be the same. They are one. Now, you see where we're at.

5. Eternal Security: sealed by Baptism of the Holy Spirit.


And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

I JOHN 3:9

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

28 God has already glorified His church. Those who He justified, He also glorified in the church, in Christ. If you're justified in Christ, you're glorified in Christ already, as far as God is concerned.

Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." How could you ever be perfect? But in the sight of Christ tonight, every born-again Christian is perfect. I'm just as perfect in God as Christ was. You are too--every other believer. For it's not my holiness, it's His holiness. God can't accept mine; I have none. But I come in Christ, by faith. And by Christ I'm in Him, and perfect in the sight of God.

Look. "By one Spirit we're all baptized into one Body, and become members of this Body." In Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, that walk not after the flesh, but the Spirit." And a man that's in Christ Jesus walks after spiritual things. To the world, its carnal mind; it's foolishness. But to them that believe, it's Everlasting Life. Amen. There you are. Oh, how marvelous. Then what can harm you? You're in Christ. And just as sure as God raised Jesus from the dead, we'll come in Christ. Amen. Yes, we've got to; God's done promised it. For just as sure as that Body goes up, I'm in that Body. I have to go with It.

Now, say, "You believe in eternal security then, Brother Branham?" In one way I do. I believe that the church is eternally secure: the church is. God's already said it would appear before Him without spot or wrinkle; the church will. Now, the next thing, if you're in the church, then you are secured if you're in the church.

"He that comes to Me, I will in no wise cast out." Is that right? And listen, here's the Man's Word about it, Jesus Christ, St. John 5:24, "He (whosoever), He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath (present tense) Everlasting Life (That's not just from one meeting to another.)--Everlasting Life, and shall not come into judgment (or condemnation, never be cast away), but hath (past tense) passed from death unto Life." St. John 5:24, Jesus said so. "I am the Bread of Life that come from God out of heaven. Your fathers eat manna in the wilderness and are dead, but he that eats My flesh and drinks My Blood hath Everlasting Life, and I'll raise him up at the last days." That's what He said.

Now, there's many that pretend to be in there. There's many that's warring themselves, and trying to live right, and trying to press in; I don't know about that. But if they are in there, it's just as easy to live a Christian life as it is to live any life, 'cause you're in Christ, and nothing else but just so full of the Holy Spirit leads you, and guides you and directs you. And, why, sure you'll make mistakes and fall, but you can't stay down, because no more than you could make a--a stalk of corn a--a sycamore tree... You can't do it. Jesus said, "By their fruits you shall know them." You have Everlasting Life.

37 I believe this, in security, I believe the church has eternal security. Any reader of the Bible knows that, 'cause God's already said It would appear yonder without blemish. Is that right? Then It's going to be there. Is that right? The bi--the church is eternally secured. Now, are you in the church is the next thing. If you're in the church, all right, you're secured with the church, but you better stay in the church. And how do you get in the church? By shaking hands? No. Putting your name in the book? No, sir. "By one Spirit we're all baptized into one Body." And that Body God judged at Calvary, was the Body of Jesus Christ, and we're baptized into that Body by one Spirit. We have eternal security as long as we're in the Body of Christ; nothing can separate us, nothing can touch us. If you go out, you go out by your own will. But just as sure, if you're in the Body of Christ, as sure as Jesus rose from the dead you'll rise too. God's already done that. He...

You can't sin. Oh, you... I might be a sinner in your sight, but if I'm in Christ, God don't see it, because his sin's atoned, His Blood atoned for my sins there. See? I can't sin. "He that's born of God does not commit sin, for he cannot sin. The seed of God remains in him." See? He--he's willing to, if he makes a mistake, sure he's right then willing to confess it. If he's a real Christian, he will do it. If he holds it back, he shows he ain't got nothing in the first place. That's right. He hasn't got nothing to begin with. But if he's a real Christian...
Q. & A. HEBREWS. PART 1. JEFF. IN 57-0925

218-48 Now, notice this.

... holding the four winds...

And I saw another angel ascending from heaven, having the seal of the living God:... (the Seal)

Now, what is the seal of the living God? Now, you Advent brethren are going to say, "Keep the sabbath day." I want you to show me that in the Scripture. It's not there. Not one place did it--is--is the seal...

If you'll read Ephesians 4:30 right quick, you'll find out what the Seal of the living God is. Ephesians 4:30 says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you're sealed until the day of your redemption," not till the next revival, but's got eternal security. "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed until the day of your redemption." See if Ephesians 4:30 doesn't say that; then take your margin readings and run it all the rest the way through the Scriptures there and find out. Now, "... sealed until the day of your redemption. Having the seal of the living God:...”

Now, remember, the Holy Ghost was not taught as the baptism of the Holy Ghost until after World War I. We just celebrated our--our golden jubilee, forty years, or the fortieth year of the jubilee.

10-3 Baptists come in, baptize a couple over here in immersing. The preacher baptizes, nine out of ten smoke cigarettes, go back out and stand out there and play cards, bunco all night, run around, crooked business deals. And all the women wearing shorts out here, running around in the streets, and bobbing their hair, and--and smoking, and talking, and little stitch and sew parties, and telling dirty jokes. You call that Christianity? And you think you got eternal security? You're going to hell like that. You wouldn't enjoy yourself in heaven in any manner. Certainly not. That's not eternal security.

But when a man is born again of the Holy Ghost... And you Pentecostal, 'cause you jumped up and down, spoke in tongues, and run up-and-down the aisle, that don't mean you got eternal security. Don't you ever get that in your head. No, sir, it certainly doesn't. Because you know that your own--your own life bears you record that you're not right with God. That's right. You're not right. That's not eternal security yet.

But I want to ask you something. Is there an eternal security? The Bible says so. The Bible said that our names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the world ever begin. As I said this morning, I say it again: The man who wrote the song, "There Was a New Name Written Down In Glory Tonight and It's Mine," his idea was all right, but he was wrong Scripturally. Your name wasn't put on the night you got saved. Your name, according to the Bible, according to Revelations 13, 17, and so forth, was put on there before the world ever begin; and Jesus Christ was slain before the foundation of the world.

Share with your friends:
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   18

The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page