Meat In Due Season, Part 4

Rev. Raymond M. Jackson


The reason we are trying to cover every aspect of application in our text scripture is for the benefit of those who would desire to find their way out of the spiritual maze a lot of so-called preachers have led them into. After Bro. William Branham’s death, there began to be some wild teachings spring up as various preachers began to take his printed sermons, and the tapes, and give them carnal interpretations. The greatest percentage of that element of people, wanted to just take the booklets and sermons and use them as their Bible. We have many of those books here. I have said many times, There is nothing wrong with the sermons you would read in any of these booklets. The thing that is wrong is the motive and attitude of the person reading them many times. What kind of spirit does he or she have on them when they read those sermons? That is what makes the difference; because if they do not have the Spirit of God leading their lives and directing them, and for some reason in their minds, and in their own personal spirit they have certain selfish aims, they will read something that really sparks their aim and will get a picture of something that is as far fetched as daylight is from dark. It will not put them in the Bible; it will take them out here in no man’s land and their mind is left hanging out there in a realm of mysticism. Naturally they do not like for me to say things like this about them; but nevertheless it is the truth and they know it. When I do say these things, then many times the mass of preachers as well as other will say, Listen to that Jackson, he is a blasphemer. Well I have been preaching like this for 26 years; and not one of them have every come to me with their Bible in hand, to prove to me scripturally that I am wrong. If any of them could ever do that, then I am ready to apologize and ask their forgiveness; but as it stands, I certainly do not have to be concerned about a thing like that happening. I have said this many times, I was a witness to this man’s ministry. I was raised up in this area of the country. I sat under practically every sermon he preached in this Jeffersonville area from 1952 in the month of October, on. Furthermore many of his sermons back then were not even recorded. They did not have the tape recording equipment back in those early years of his ministry to tape them; so that one chance to hear what he preached was all we had. Some of those early messages that were preached were recorded on the old wire type tape recorders, but not as a regular practice. Therefore many of his sermons were never recorded. After the more modern tape recorders came along, this enabled things to improve a great deal, and enabled those responsible for it, to catalogue over 900, or maybe over a thousand messages. That has enabled many who desired to do so, to study his every word, memorize them, and imitate his style of preaching. The most pathetic thing about it all is the interpretation some of them have given to subjects they themselves have no revelation on whatsoever. That, along with personal feelings of importance on the part of most of that kind, is responsible for much fo the confusion among those who follow this teaching. Anyhow after Bro. William Branham gave me the interpretation of my horse dream, he went ahead and told me of a dream another man had related to him, a dream I am not at liberty to include in this message even though I have dealt with its substance from time to time. It is not always in the best interest of the overall body of believers, just to open up and tell everything you know to everyone who might listen to you. God requires His true ministry to exercise a certain measure of wisdom in what they do and say. I realize I am dealing with a mass of people, to which if Bro. William Branham had said a skunk is a half brother to a porcupine, they would believe that, not knowing what a skunk is, nor what a porcupine is. Just the fact that he would say something is all they care about. We have people just like that about any direction you go; but God requires His bride Church to be persuaded in their heart’s that what they hear is not in contrast with His overall plan and purpose before they receive it into their spirit’s. When I talk like this, it just aggravates the daylights out of them. Well, they have aggravated me with some of their nonsense and false accusations for a long while now; and I am not preaching what I preach just for the sake of aggravating them; I do it to make truth available to those who desire to know the truth. This is just my way of saying, I live on a two way street. You do too. I do not judge your personal experience with the Savior; but I certainly have a right to judge the way you present what the prophet messenger to this age taught. I cannot put you in heaven, nor can I prevent you from going; but there is one thing sure, I do not have to tolerate all of this nonsense I have witnessed out here in the Branham following without screaming out against such a mess every now and then. The prophet messenger to this age came by the grace of God to give us something to get us out of confusion and back in the Bible. They have taken the beautiful message he brought out in the midst of all of that, and have turned it into more confusion than we had before because they have interpreted it by their own carnal spirit and not by the spirit of God. They can say, Who do you think you are, to say that about anyone? I just simply say, Time will tell, whether what I have said was accurate or not. I am willing to stand upon what I have taught and wait for God Himself to reveal whether I speak by revelation, or just by my own feelings; and I have no fear about it.


When I told that tent vision that Bro. William Branham told me in November 1955, I just have to say, There is no doubt in my mind of the possibility that there was still a higher plane for his ministry to attain to, such as praying for the sick and God doing strange and miraculous things within the healing realm. Nevertheless I can say this with all sincerity and clear conscience before God and man, There was not one thing he was called to preach to this generation, that he was cut short of. I say he delivered his message, he delivered it right on time, and the message he was sent to bring to this Laodicean age was completed, or God would not have allowed his life to be taken. This is not to say there were not possibilities that his ministry could have been brought into a certain realm which would have climaxed according to what some expected; but I can say this, The people who tried to make him more than he was, are to blame for it not coming to pass; not God, nor Bro. William Branham. As I have said, God took Moses off the scene before he accomplished everything he felt he was supposed to do, and I ask you, What caused him to be denied the privilege of leading the people all the way into the promised land? The attitude of the people is what caused him to react the way he did: that caused God to take him off the scene before the journey was completed. Yet He did let him get a little glimpse of what he had started toward. When Moses left Egypt, he left feeling: I am going to the promised land. Well he got to the border of it. He got close enough to view it; but you know what happened. Natural minded mankind has a way of messing up the picture; and this causes God to cut a few things short that could have been; but God’s true purpose is never cut short. Nothing changes God’s overall plan. No. God’s ultimate plan is never cut short. He will give to His people what they are supposed to have. Sometimes instruments can be cut short for one reason or another; but it is usually because of something on the part that other people have in a thing, that causes such a result. Regardless of why he may not have attained unto every potential that may have been set before him, I still declare with all the ability I have, That William Branham is not going to be brought back from the dead to ride that white horse again, nor to travel down the highways with a tent, a tent and a bunch of trucks driven by a bunch of these deity fellows who desire to be the tent manager and all that type of stuff. Neither are they going to carry him anywhere in an airplane. You are as close to him now as you will ever be unless you get your heart’s straightened up. You will never see him again unless you see him in the rapture; and I assure you, that deity spirit on some of you will surely keep you from having any part in the rapture. However I pray to God that something will be allowed to shake you loose from that foolishness, and that His mercy and grace will somehow still be available to you. He (God) is the only One that knows who is a predestinated seed and who is not. I can judge your deeds; but I will not attempt to judge your souls. I know what God will accept and what He will not accept; therefore that I say to you is based strictly upon that, in the overall picture. As for Bro. William Branham, he was for our day, in this twentieth century, just like John the Baptist was 2000 years ago in Israel. Was it not prophesied that John the Baptist would build a highway in the desert? Did he do it? He sure did. The question is, What kind of highway was it? That highway did not even touch the natural, geographical soil of the land. It was a highway through the hearts of an element of people who were ordained to catch a revelation of what was taking place in that day and hour of time. It was in the desert, in the wilderness area that he did his preaching. Well we can say this, If John the Baptist built a highway, (and we know he did; because God’s word proclaims his purpose) then I can say for sure, The highway he built was though the hearts of the people of that day, by what he preached to them. It was called a highway; because it prepared the way for the coming of the Lord, so that those people to which John had presented his message could receive the Christ that was to come on the scene afterward.


Let us just read three verses from Isaiah 40, that spoke of what John was ordained to do. The identity and connection is made by the term, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness” (40:3-5) “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” That is what Isaiah prophesied in the seventh century B.C., concerning something that would forerun the coming of Israel’s Messiah. That is what Jesus was, and still is. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. Well let us read three verses of what Matthew wrote in his Gospel concerning John the Baptist. (3:1-3) “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, and saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way fo the Lord, make His paths straight.” Matthew identified John the Baptist as the voice Isaiah prophesied about; but let us go to Luke to get the connection between Isaiah’s prophecy, and the prophecy of Malachi concerning Elijah which was to come. This is where the angel of the Lord appeared to Zacharias the father of John the Baptist, announcing to him that his prayer for a son was going to be answered. Luke goes on to identify John as the Elijah of Malachi 4:5, that would be sent before the coming of the great day of the Lord. He did not include the dreadful day of the Lord in that which was attributed to John; therefore common sense would tell anyone that if John did not fulfill the last half of that prophecy of Malachi, there would have to be another man come upon the scene of mortal mankind with that God identifying spirit of Elijah, to turn the heart of the children to that of their fathers, (their apostolic, spiritual fathers of the book of Acts) before the dreadful day of the Lord come. Notice now; we are just reviewing what we have already covered early in the message. (Luke 1:13-17) “But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for they prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (14) And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. (15) For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. (16) And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. (17) And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Let us read Malachi 4:5-6, to get the total prophecy together; but remember, you have to allow for almost two thousand years between the fulfillment of the first half of that prophecy and the last half. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest (or before) I come and smite the earth with a curse.” What about the Elijah of our day, what kind of highway did he build? The same kind John built. The Bible does not say he will build a highway anywhere when he comes, but the Elijah spirit in both of those men did basically the same thing: prepared a people for the coming of the Lord. We do not travel by ox cart, horseback, nor by camels, like it was in John’s day and hour, so I have to picture an interstate highway. I will say this though, For the last thirty some years he was here on earth, from 1933 through 1965, he literally built a highway through the heart’s of people that is equal to an interstate, or super highway. The highway he built is running right to that Rock; and the Rock I am talking about is the Rock the Church of the living God is founded upon. Hallelujah! Right here in Jeffersonville, Indiana is the platform he always preached these major messages from, that have gone around the world preparing hearts for the coming of the Lord, and is still going around the world doing that very same thing. The rock is a symbol that points to Christ, the One our dear Brother desired to point all men to. Jeffersonville, remains to be viewed in a special way because of being the place of his ministry, from which it was launched, and from which his messages have been heralded to the world; but that does not mean the general population of Jeffersonville, have any more revelation of what he was sent of God to do in this age of spiritual confusion than any other city in the world. It has been said by some denominational people who once enjoyed the healing and various signs that followed his ministry, He was right in the heart, but wrong in the head. What caused them to say that? Simply because his revelation of the word of God caused him to preach truth that crossed their traditional, religious boundary. They loved the healing, and the unusual gift God operated through him; but they loved their traditions more than the truth he preached; so most of the masses turned against him. Before they stopped calling him though, God had already used him to get the attention of a lot of hungry souls who enjoyed hearing the true revelation of God’s holy word. It is from such a called out element of people, that God is perfecting a bride Church which Jesus will soon come for. Saints: I am glad to be among that called out number. The Methodist Church has nothing whatsoever that could feed me today. Well we have one more testimony to present to you before we finish this subject. I have asked Bro. Dan Berta to tell you how God has led them to be where they are today; and then I have a few more things to relate in closing this particular message.


I am thankful to the Lord for the privilege of being here tonight. I know it is by His grace that I am here and I am thankful for it. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where we attended an Assemblies of God church. I never dreamed of, or even had a thought that I would ever leave it. Susie and I were married in that church. However as time passed, the Lord allowed conditions to arise in that church, conditions which He used to begin to make us feel hungry for more of His word, for more understanding of His word. We were just not getting that. Sue’s Mom and Dad had been wanting us to listen to one of Bro. William Branham’s taped messages; but we never really cared to listen to it. At that time we were just not interested. God had to allow something to arise that would change our attitude about that. As we became more disinterested in the Assemblies of God church, I said to Susie one night, Let’s take our Bible’s and listen to that tape. What it says must line up with this word. If it is true, and what is said is true, it will be in the Bible. One night after that, we went to Sue’s Mom and Dad’s house; and the tapes message of Bro. William Branham’s preaching was the one titled, “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed.” This tape just opened up to me. Everything that was said made more sense than anything I had heard in my whole life. Everything from serpent seed, baptism in Jesus’ name, the whole works. The Lord just allowed me, and Susie to understand what we heard. He opened the whole thing up to us. Now I have to say a little about my father-in-law Bro. Lau, who went on to be with the lord in December 1985. The Lord worked mightily in his life. Bro. Lau believed with all his heart that the Lord would have a called out Bride Church in the end time. It was his heart’s desire to be with this people wherever they were. He traveled from east to west, hunting for where this element of people might be. However as they went to various places they heard about, the Lord would show either him or Sis. Lau, in a dream, This is not the place. In 1968 they came in contact with the message of Bro. Jackson. Dad had a dream. The Lord dealt with him through dreams many times. I call him Dad because that is what he was like to me. My Mom and Dad were both taken on to be with the Lord shortly after Susie and I were married. Bro. And Sis. Lau have been like a father and mother to me. I appreciate the Lord for that. Anyhow he had this dream where he and Bro. Jackson were going through the Bible. Bro. Jackson would read a scripture and explain how he understood it. Dad would say, That is just how I believe it. Then Dad would read a scripture and explain how he understood it and Bro. Jackson would say, That is just how I believe it. They went through the whole Bible together in complete agreement. After that, we began having house meetings: Sue’s Mom and Dad and Susie and me. There were a few others that came now and then; but not many. We began to hunger for more of the word of God, and for fellowship. The Lord opened up a lot to us through listening to Bro. Jackson’s tapes. We listened to Bro. William Branham’s tapes as well as Bro. Jackson’s; and we were taking notes all along. Then after awhile, we began to notice that what Bro. William Branham said on one tape was different than what he said on another one we had listened to. We ran into the dual statements you may have heard mentioned. It was through Bro. Jackson’s ministry that we learned to take both statements to the Bible, to see which one lined up with it. Anything that is of God has to line up with His written word. Which statement was right? The one that lined up with the word. It was through Bro. Jackson’s ministry that we accepted Bro. William Branham as the prophet to the seventh Church Age. It was through his ministry that we learned how to accept what we heard; and we are so thankful for it because it filled such a void in our lives. As we began to listen more and more to his teaching, we felt we would like to come down here where we could meet and be with these people. We came to conventions for about three years. Then in 1975, when we came down here for the convention, we had been praying about moving down this way. Therefore I put a fleece before the Lord: Lord, if it is your will for us to move here, you will open up a job for me. I am a television engineer; so I put my application in at each of the local TV stations in Louisville. At that time, there were no openings. They all said they would put my application on file. To me, that just seemed like a door being shut. We went home feeling, Well the Lord wants us to stay in Milwaukee. In September of that year I received a letter from WLKY, the Television Station where I now work. They had an opening and wanted me to come down for an interview. I said I would. I came down for the interview; and two weeks later I received a phone call saying I was accepted. I had the job. They wanted to know if I could start work for them in two weeks? I said, Could you give me four weeks? I have a home to sell, a long way to move, and a lot of things to get ready. I could not do it in two weeks. From that time on the Lord just led us. We got ready to move; but we could not move everything at once; so we had to move a lot of our furniture and things to Sue’s Mom and Dad’s attic. After we had done that, Dad remembered a dream he had some time before, when he dreamed people were moving furniture up into his attic. He just could not understand why anyone would move something into his attic, when he himself was wanting to move down here. It was the Lord’s will, that we were to move first; even though it was him that first wanted to move here. Believing that the Lord was moving us, we moved down here without first selling our house; even though we felt that we could not afford to pay both a house payment and rent on an apartment at the same time. It all worked out. Shortly after we got a telephone down here, we called the lawyer we had given power of attorney to, for him to sell our house; and he said to us, We received such and such an offer for the house; and it expires in two days. He gave us the offer. It sounded right; so we told him to accept it. As it worked out, we did not have to pay any more house payments there. All we had to pay was the apartment rent here. There were many other things that gave us assurance we were moving in the will of the Lord. We were able to load everything on that one truck that we needed to load. There were so many things that let us know the Lord was leading us to come here. Since we have been here, it has been such a blessing to us. The end of it all is this ministry here, where our heart’s and soul’s have truly been fed. We are just so grateful to the Lord for all that He has done for us. One other thing I will mention, In Milwaukee, there were two elderly ladies that came to our meetings for a while; and one gave a prophecy over me: that the Lord had a work for me. I had never felt any calling to be a minister; nor any desire to preach. I did not know what kind of work that would be. However after we were here for a while, it worked out that Bro. Jackson asked me to take over the tape ministry. To me, that was the fulfillment of that prophecy. Mom and Dad moved down here shortly thereafter; in June of 1976. In our lives, we have seen the Lord has protected me from disaster. Satan has desired to take my life at least two times that I am aware of. The Lord was there to help me both times. It is true, Romans 8:28, that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. Also the scripture in Hebrews 18:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. It has certainly meant a lot to us. This place has been a beacon of light in a world of darkness for us; and an answer to all spiritual confusion. It has been a light to our hearts, that we found no other place. I am just so grateful to the Lord, that He looked down upon our lives and led us this way. Praise His name. (Bro. Jackson says) Thank you Bro. Berta.


I will try to close this subject out with another dream I had; and a few things I want to explain. All through this message we have emphasized, wise servants and evil servants. That is why we have those scriptures up here for you to look at. Many of the followers of Bro. William Branham, pay no attention whatsoever to those scriptures; because they have not the slightest idea of what they are in the Bible for. All they care about are the books and booklets containing only the words of Bro. William Branham. They feel, if I stick with the booklets, saying only what he said, that is all anyone needs. Well, that is not all you need. What he preached was ordained of God to put HIS (God’s) true children back in the Bible, the very book Bro. William Branham preached from. IN that book, is where the faith of our fathers is found. If what you have heard did not put you back in that book, you are just messing around; and Satan will make sure your mind goes in a dozen different directions. It is very evident after twenty six years, that this has already happened to many who claim to follow the message Bro. William Branham delivered to this Laodicean Age. On the other hand, all through these twenty six years we have preached and stood for this very truth, THAT THE WISE SERVANT WILL STICK WITH WHAT THE PROPHET SAID THAT WILL PUT YOU AND ME IN THE BIBLE. I sat under his ministry long enough, hearing the many sermons, the seals, the church ages, the seventy weeks of Daniel, Sirs: Is This the Time, so on and so forth; and I can assure you that in all of these various messages, there is a message in each message that points you to the Bible. In another place, another statement will be made that sounds completely contrary to what he proved by the Bible in the subject he was dealing with; and a certain element of people grab that statement because they thin, This one is inspired, so we will take it. When he preached on the seventy weeks of Daniel, he unmistakably showed that there is yet seven years, one week of years, (which is the seventieth week of Daniel’s seventy week prophecy concerning God’s dealings with the nation of Israel) left to be fulfilled. He laid it all out with a chart. Then when he preached the seals in March and April of 1963, he just throws in a statement, There are three and one half years left to the Jew. Well if you have already had it proved to you by the Bible, that there are yet seven years of God’s total dealings with them, you just ask yourself, What was he thinking of when he made the three and a half year statement later? God will have two prophets dealing with them for three and a half years; and then He will allow the old antichrist to deal with them for three and a half years; and that will finish the last seven years (one week) which is still left of the seventy. Nevertheless the masses go for the three and a half years; because they neither know the scripture, nor history. That is one subject you just do not take every word for what is said, unless you have the history to back it up. Therefore, this one (seven) is right. The three and one half years is thrown out there as a little particle that helps make up the fan that is surely being used to separate the chaff from the good grain in these last days. They like the hang on to every word of what they like of what he said; but when it comes to the five fold ministry of Ephesians 4, they would just as soon forget he said anything about that. When you speak of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, the ministry he said would be so humble, they are ready to do away with you. After twenty six years, you can see from the course the overall movement has taken that they do not want apostles; and they do not want prophets. They want puppets dangling on a string. You preach it like we say it ought to be preached, or you are not in the message. That is why I say, I would not like to be considered a brother to a lot of people, because I have known them in former years as we sat there in the Tabernacle hearing these messages preached. It matters little to me how many degrees of theology they have: if they cannot make what that man said line up with the Bible, I have just about the same regard for them as I have for the pope of Rome. They are in just as bad a shape, spiritually speaking. To whom much has been given, shall much be required. When God gives you an opportunity to see something, to hear something, and eventually to know something, and yet somehow you just play around with it and handle it to suit your own fantasy, God will take the real thing away from you, leaving you with just little fragments that will eventually lead you off into no man’s land. Who can you blame? You have heard the truth.


The reason I emphatically say, Bro. William Branham will not be coming back in any private resurrection to fulfill a ministry or anything, no matter how many people say, Jackson is wrong, is because it would be contrary to the overall body of the scriptures; and also because God has already given me dreams that vindicate this stand. When I had the horse dream and watched him ride away from that scene where he spoke to me, he rode off into the sun. I knew I would never see him again. The dream I had where he slid the top off the rock, the dream that was pointing to the breaking of the seals was the same way. Something inside me said, Watch him. As I watched him go off into the distance, when he went out of sight, the few that were left standing there by the rock, all turned and looked west knowing we would never see him anymore; but also knowing in our hearts that he had fulfilled his purpose. As the year 1964 continued on, after he left this are, we came to the month of October. No one, at that time, knew what was about to happen; just that he had mentioned something is getting ready to take place. In the month of October 1965, I saw myself in a dream. My wife and I were in a car with some friends of our out in Missouri. We were pulling into the parking lot of a church that I had never seen before. The building drew my attention because of the way it was constructed. As we walked out of the parking lot I looked across the street from the parking lot at another large building. IT was an armory building. I saw the large lettering, A-R-M-O-R-Y. We made a right turn on the sidewalk and took just a few steps down and entered the church building. I notice how the church building, in the dream, was made. It was built years ago when they had to build with air circulation in mind; because down in Shreveport Louisiana it gets very hot. There was an elevation along the top that had skylights, windows all along the top. I saw us go in and take a seat. I will tell the dream, then I will tell what Bro. William Branham said to me when I called him. As I saw myself and the others in the dream, there we sat. I knew we were there for three services. When the first service got under way, I saw Bro. William Branham take the platform and preach his sermon. Then he called for the prayer line. As the prayer line came passing by, he laid his hand on each person and prayed for that person as though, I will never be praying for you again. As each person came by, he just prayed so earnestly, in a way that made you feel, I will never be praying for you again. Each person would pass on by and off the platform. At the end of the line stood a young man. The young man walked up to him and I could hear him say, Bro. William Branham, I have had a dream. Then he would set about to tell Bro. William Branham the dream. I would hear Bro. William Branham say to the young man, Son, there is something about to happen. When it does you will have something to do. With that, the young man took a seat. The dream turns and goes to the second meeting. The second meeting sets in motion, Bro. William Branham preaches his sermon and calls the prayer line. Again he prays for each person just like, I will never be praying for you any more. At the end of that prayer line came a young man, a young minister saying the same words. I could hear him say the same thing I had heard the first time. Bro. William Branham repeated the same words to him; and the young man went back and took his seat. When the dream went to the third service, again Bro. William Branham preached his sermon and called the prayer line. As he came to the end of this prayer line, there came another young man. As this young man tells him his experience or dream, whatever it was, I could hear Bro. William Branham say these words to him, Son, there is something getting ready to happen. As he said those words, he motioned to me, like, Come here I got out of my seat and walked to the front. When I reached the front, that young man left the platform, came down and stood beside me. The two other young men that had been there before, got up and were standing there before the people: when all of a sudden, it was like an earthquake. Something just began to shake the entire building. Through the skylights of that church building, a white mist began to come in, like a fog. It was a manifestation fo the glory of God. It was like a cloud coming in. Out of that, I heard these words said, This is the voice of God. It just keep repeating it. This is the voice of God. In the dream, it just felt like an earthquake shaking the whole building. People started to scream, and were literally crawling under the benches and things they felt could protect them from what was taking place. That voice kept saying, This is the voce of God. Bro. William Branham was standing on the platform alone, looking up. As it shook the building, it literally knocked us off our feet. We were lying on the floor crying, Oh God! Saints: If you ever hear the voice of God speak audibly through the roof of this building, I assure you, it will not be a laughing matter. I was lying there in my bed crying when I woke up. I could not understand anything about such a dream. I just thought, What a dream! I knew Bro. William Branham was going to be in Shreveport for a meeting, so along about the end of the month, I called him one night. He said, Bro. Jackson, have you ever been to Shreveport, Louisiana? I said, No. Well, the way you describe it, that sounds like Glad Tidings Tabernacle. (Bro. Jack Moore, a preacher who traveled with Bro. William Branham a lot, was the pastor there.) He said, Bro. Jackson, right across from the church parking lot is an armory building. He said, If I were you, I would do my best to be there. Well, my wife and I left by plane on Friday, thinking, If we leave on Friday we are going to get there for Friday night service, Saturday night, and two services on Sunday. That would make us there for four services. That was our plans; but that is not the way it turned out. When we got to Atlanta, where we were to catch a flight to Jackson, Mississippi, bad weather had detained the flight. We were detained for over two hours before we got the flight out of there to Jackson, Mississippi, and from there, on to Shreveport, Louisiana. When we arrived in Shreveport our luggage was all messed up. It did not come in with the flight. Therefore our friends took us to a motel; so we did not get to attend the Friday night service. I could see later, We were only supposed to be there Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night. He made mention of my dream, when he preached the sermon that night, the message titled “The Wings of a Snow White Dove.” When I left there, I thought, God, nothing happened. I was worried and very disturbed. However in December, when we heard what happened, how Bro. William Branham was hit by the drunken driver on his way home, and his life brought to an end I said, Yes, what Shreveport signified in my dream, That is where the movement was gathered together. They were there from Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe, and all over the states. They were assembled there for those meetings, the movement of this following. That is the last meeting the movement was ever gathered together to hear that prophet of God preach. When he lay a corpse in Coots Funeral Home, I had more than one brother from various parts of the country say to me, Bro. Jackson, this was the fulfillment of your dream. I said, I believe it was. Shreveport was only a point to stand out. This was where God had gathered the movement for the last time to see this man alive. When that automobile wreck occurred, and God took the man, it literally had a spiritual impact on the whole movement: just like an earthquake. You would have had to see what was doing on in the funeral home and what began to transpire in the hours and days that followed, to fully understand the connection. There were some that literally went berserk; and their remarks were totally fanatical, just like something wild, as they ran around saying, He has to rise, he has to do this, that and all the various things they thought no one but him could do. God brought His prophet on the scene in such a humble way the mass of religion could not believe a man like that could amount to very much in the plan of God; but he delivered his message, those who were ordained to do so received it by revelation, God took the man from our midst; and the greater percentage of those who followed him around from place to place could not be in worse shape than they are today, spiritually speaking. The movement as a whole appears to have been through an earthquake. There is no genuine unity to be found. Each one, is seeking to make a name for himself: by knowing more about Bro. William Branham than anyone else, or by having some secret revelation of something Bro. William Branham said, or by being able to quote him verbally, word for word. Whatever they are doing, most of them are missing the mark; because they have not allowed what they were privileged to hear, to put them back into the Bible where every anointed message originates from. Nevertheless brethren, wherever you are around the world, and whether you see me on video, hear these testimonies by tape or see them in print, be aware of this one thing. Bro. William Branham is not coming back to please the fantasy of an element of people that have cultivated these unscriptural ideas. If you have joined their camp, you have put yourself in the midst of a mess. There is a remedy for the mess; but it requires genuine repentance; and it will require humility. You cannot genuinely repent, still holding to the idea that you know all there is to know. That proud spirit will lead you straight to destruction. It is not of God. Bro. William Branham brought a message to this generation that will put any true believer back in the Bible; but the literal words of Bro. William Branham are not what is going to perfect the bride of Christ. I have never said anything to take away anything from Bro. William Branham, or from what he preached; but in various sermons scattered through the years, I heard him make statements that were unrelated to the true revelation fo the Bible subject he was dealing with; and used as they were, did not present a clear picture of what it did pertain to. I have never said he made a mistake; I have only said, God willed him to say certain things the way he did; so that when he was gone the fan could be put in motion. There are people that go for these statements. Somehow or other they feel these statements are Thus saith the Lord; because they were said in such a way, and within certain messages, it makes them believe it was the Spirit of God revealing something to a few, while hiding it from the rest. They just do not realize the fan has to appear somewhere. It is not in Oral Robert’s ministry; nor any other of those high class TV ministries. It is right in this movement. God ordained this man to say certain things a certain way, to test you. The test is, Will you get back in the Bible or take certain booklets and run with them, claiming you have the message of the hour? Well you have something alright; but you may, in the end, be just like the Jews were, recorded in St. John 6, when Jesus fed them with five loaves and two fishes. Think of it. They ate miracle bread and fish when he multiplied it, and got a revelation, “Is this not that prophet?” They began to mumble among themselves, This is that prophet Moses spoke of. That was a revelation from the book of Deuteronomy; but when they began to say, Let us take Him and make Him king; they were overstepping their revelation. Every single phase of the plan of God has to be inaugurated by Him, in His time, and for His purpose. What He does is not just to please the selfish desires of a chosen few; but to accomplish a certain phase of His foreordained plan of redemption for lost mankind. Certain people always reap a benefit for their flesh in what God does; but they also have a responsibility to give testimony to glorify God, when that is the case; it is not just for the sake of the blessing to their flesh. Those Jews that were thinking only of the loaves and fishes when they wanted to make Jesus their King right then and there, were like a lot of those who followed Bro. William Branham; they just loved the immediate benefits of what followed his ministry. Those who recognized the gift of God in Bro. William Branham’s life, but failed to get a revelation of the total picture, just simply could not accept the fact that Jesus Christ was manifested in Bro. William Branham’s life in the measure it was, to give us Gentiles here at the end time the same sign, gift, and type of ministry that God gave to the Jews through the personal ministry of Jesus the Christ. That is why they want to make this man God. God gave them a revelation, if they would have just treated it right. Anyone would have to be spiritually blind to witness the things that took place in the ministry fo Bro. William Branham and not recognize that he had an anointing that far superseded that of other men who had outstanding ministries; but those who tried to make him more than he was, turned out to be spiritually ignorant concerning the plan and purpose of God. It is true that Jesus the Christ is coming back to earth; but He is certainly not coming back as someone else; and He is not coming back until this Gentile Church Dispensation has run its full course. Then He will come. Hallelujah! It all comes down to this, If you treat a revelation right it will take you to the word; but if you do like those Jews did and try to make something out of it for your fleshly benefit, God will take the real thing away from you; and leave you with just enough of something to pick on from now until you have either gone off the scene in death, or Jesus Christ comes and takes His true Church away. Which ever it is, you will not be ready to have a part in the marriage supper with the bride. As I conclude this message, I want to assure anyone who comes in contact with it, that I say these things with humbleness, knowing that it is by the mercy and grace of God that I have my own head on straight; and therefore I am pleading with anyone who will hear me, Please, it is time there should be a people all over the earth that will begin to reason these things out in a scriptural way, and realize God is going to have a Bride people that see the same thing. There are going to be preachers that preach the same thing. They are going to see eye to eye. That is why that prophecy would say, “Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.” You could not presently get enough preachers in this movement to make up a choir; because they all want to sing their own song. Nevertheless this prophecy is going to be fulfilled, whether any of those who stuck so close to Bro. William Branham have any part in it or not. It is soon going to be fulfilled; because God is bringing back Zion. The Jews are coming home by the thousands; and it is destined to fulfill all that has been prophesied about them for the end time. We Gentiles do not have another ten years to play around; making believe we are the Bride of Christ. If we cannot begin to prove that we have something in us that can bring people into unity, we are deceiving ourselves. May God help us, as we endeavor to be led by His Spirit. Amen.