Getting Ready For The Rapture, Part 7

Rev. James Allen
As I was talking this morning about a few things, it was a few weeks ago Farrakhan was on television, he was making a speech. He said we need to kill them that kill us. That would never be allowed: if I got on television and said something like that, I would be arrested, but  he is a Muslim. He is a radical. When those things happened in  Ferguson Missouri, preachers began to get together with the marchers. I remember one preacher, which I have seen on Trinity Broadcast, getting up with the marchers: he was really angry. He felt like it was all an injustice, which has   proved out that it was not what they said it was. But just a few days ago, that same preacher I am talking about: I will not mention his name, appeared with Farrakhan. Is that what preachers are getting into today? It just goes from one thing to another. It will soon be, and it is already in some places, that they have accepted gay marriage. Why, out of a hundred and twenty counties in Kentucky, only two are standing firm against issuing gay marriage licenses? They keep trying them, they keep pushing them. They will say, we accept your belief and all that, but you are not obeying the law. The law sixty days ago, did not justify it.  Has the law changed just for the whim of some people who wants to live wrong? Our sister sang that song tonight, what is wrong with living right. There are so many things that are going on in this nation tonight, things I will not get into, but things have come to my attention. One of these days there is going to be an explosion. We are going to have to be settled. We will not just sing a song about what is wrong with living right, but we will be living right.  So tonight, as we look into the word, every one of the apostles were persecuted. I am not desiring persecution, I don’t want it, but for us to believe the way we believe, it has already been tested among us, especially among young people. The books they bring home from school, the teachers they have, the lifestyle they live that at one time never would have been mentioned, now is brought to the attention of the young people. They know if they can change the young people’s mind’s now: then when time goes on, they have robbed them. A teacher is not allowed to correct a child any more. A little threat of a spanking at one time corrected the situation. Then if it was corrected, it was followed through.  But you cannot do that any more, it is inhumane. That is spreading violence. It did not spread violence with me, but we are living in a time, we are the last generation of people before the Lord comes. Look where we are today:  it  cannot go much further. There is a song, my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. That is  so true today. Peter preached what we are preaching. Paul came along and preached what we are preaching, and some will say, but  that is old and outdated today. Many  of the preachers in this land: that is true. The churches used to be opened up to preachers that  were   preaching hard against sin,, but today they are preaching what  they think will please their hearers.  They  are opened up to the world. This week I had two different groups that wanted to come here and teach our young people how to sing. They said the price was negotiable. Faith Assembly is not open to that kind of business. Tonight we are laughed at because of the way we sing, the way we worship, and the way things are done here. Flesh, if it was let go, if it is never corrected, then it is on a downward course. The only hope we have tonight is in living according to the word of God. I went over Ephesians last week, the 5th chapter, about the spots, blemishes, and wrinkles. This is what I would like to say, if I should happen to get tripped up in some way, I would want to correct it immediately. Because my conscience would not let me go on without correction. It says, grieve not the Holy Spirit. There is a chance that we can grieve Him. So tonight, if there is something wrong in our lives: we know it, because the Holy Ghost we have, will keep going over and over and over until we get it right. I want it to, because without that, we go on and stumble and fall. Then we do not remember where we fell: because we have let it go on too long. The spirit of God is given to us as a reminder of the blood that has been shed for us.  We are living in this time, which is very close to the end. We do not have as far to go as we have come already. I am not trying to make this seem so bad, but I am saying salvation is priceless. I heard a preacher say not long ago, the first thing in my life is my family, then the next thing is my children, the next thing is God. Then the church, which he puts fourth. I do not want anyone like that as a pastor. If God cannot be first: everything else is without Christian reality. If God cannot be first, He will not be there at all. When we let Him have first place in our life: everything else will come in line. Jesus said in one place, as He expressed it a different way: He said unless you hate your father and your mother, your wife and children: He was really making the point: that if any of the human race is the most important thing in your life, you cannot be His disciple.  He was not saying we should actually despise our family members, He was simply saying, do not put them first. Then He said, and your own life, so we have to include ourselves in the list of those that are not to be more important than Him. I want to go into the scripture at this time: to 2nd Peter, starting with the 3rd chapter and the 10th verse. If we are not true to the scripture, we are not true to ourselves. “But the day of the Lord will come (It will come.) as a thief in the night; (The world is going on as it was in the days of Noah, but the Lord will come and take those who have given Him first place, and leave all the rest to   face the mark of the beast. . The Bible says Noah was a preacher of righteousness. He gave warning. I am sure he had family members, brothers and sisters, but they continued enjoying the human pleasures of,  life until the flood came and sent them to the place that was prepared for all that do not choose to walk with God in this life. That is what the Bible says: just not exactly in those words. If you have sixteen hundred years of non-interference as commerce is concerned, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage: until the “day.” we will just say:  rain began to fall. Ceremonies were still going on, if they had any such, but there stood a man:  with tar on his hands, which no doubt had callouses. He had skinned places from where he had  crawled up and down over that old rough wood. He was not  building a deck, he was building something that would float. It had no  stern: He had no deck on it, and he had no idea where that thing was going to land, but he had the favor of God. At night he could hear the cows lowing. He woke up the next morning by an elephant with it’s horn blowing. He did not have but two elephants, . He did not have a lot of roosters, but he had one. Just think about that saints, God took him through all of that. A preacher of righteousness that had warned that entire mass of people from the time he cut his first timber, that marked the starting day.  From the time God called a messenger to this age, He will come. From the time He called a messenger to this age, it has been building. He said it was not an apple that caused man to sin. He also said that serpent was an upright being. You can see that because God said to him, you are going to crawl on your belly from now on. He put him down in the lowest place from the highest place next to  man, which was where he was, and put  him down to where he would have  crawl around in the dust of the earth. He is going to make some people crawl in this hour, and cry out in the dens, hide me from the face of the Lamb. Their days are numbered. I can almost hear the knocking on the door. It is time to go. One of these days the last message will go out from here, and wherever truth is preached. It may be sooner  than we think. Brother  Branham said it is later than you think, it is even later than I thought. What if he lived now? As it was in the days of Sodom, so will it be. The Sodomite condition is here. People are having their good times, and making fun of us, because the word of God is not important to them. The Bible tells us that Noah prepared an ark   for the saving of his house.  It was not prepared for everybody else. God gave him the directions of exactly  how to build it. He did not make any mistake: and say, oh no, you did not get it big enough!  The Bible says: that  in this day there will be few that will be saved. To many so-called  church members, when the rapture takes place, airplanes are going to fall from the sky, because the pilots will go in the rapture. Also that trains will run off the tracks. That is pure carnality. Those people say  there are going to be so many: two billion of them. We know that is not right. It says as a thief in the night, it does not say anything like that. ’It will not come upon us like that.   A few years ago: I was walking out the vestibule back there one day and a certain woman was saying, Bro. Jackson is too strict. She is not here anymore. What the scripture says: is hat which  is right. You can see it in the news. You walk away from truth, you do not have anywhere to go but back, back to the pig pen.) in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, (Think about it. This noise is not just going to be in a little area: this noise is going to be around the world. God is going to interrupt man’s ways. In this hour of time: many are depending upon their r bank account, but I am here to tell you: Your bank account cannot wipe away sin, nor our new car, or our new house. This is all temporary. I am not talking about brothers who are builders or people that work on the assembly line. God bless you who do that.  I am not against people making money, but if this is all we have, we are very poor.) and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, (That goes right back to Zechariah: where it    Says    his eyeballs will melt in his head, and  his tongue will melt in his mouth. When Hiroshima took place, I went to school with a young man that was from Japan: he said we thought it was the  end. He said the fire would just fly up in the air, in the elements. He said his people were walking across this bridge, and he said their footprints are still there where they melted as they took their last steps. Elements will melt with fervent heat.) the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” That is not going to be a little forest fire. The whole west is on fire tonight. They had four hundred and some lightening strikes out in California, and eighty of them caused fires.  What am I saying? I am not trying to scare you, I am saying let us get close to God. I am talking about myself also.  So: “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” Let me change that one word there, what manner of persons ought “we”” to be? I don’t want to throw it all off on you: I want to put it on myself also. I am in the midst of it: just as you are. I have a son here with his wife. It is to them t also. I am not making it easy, I am making it   as I see it in the Word of God. It shall come as a thief in the night, but we are not children of the night as Paul said: but we are children of the light. We are children of the day, not of the night. “Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” He is talking about man’s breath, how it  will be taken from him. That is what he is talking about. It will just suck all the air out: in certain places, not every place, but most every place. You have the Jewish nation, those Jews that are saved, they have to be some place. There will be  that chief element, but they are in a place that God is able to protect them. Who would have ever thought there was going to be a flood? Of course we are used to rain now, but they were not. You may say: well, I don’t know if I want to come here or not, so I will go ahead and say: If you do, you are going to get a one-two punch, so you just as well get used to it, because the  time that is left is short.  “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” One of these days we are going to meet the one who wrote this and say: thank you for warning me, thank you for telling me what was ahead. I am not going to say: well I did not want to know that. The fact is: I want to  know as much as I can about all of  it. I want to know how  I am supposed to live and how I am supposed to get by during the time ahead of that, how I am supposed to exist. If you set your feet against truth, you are setting your feet against life. Some of the things I looked at on the internet this week made me more aware of what is ahead. some of the things I saw are just ahead of us. If you look at it through the flesh, it is scary, but true saints of God do not  have to be  scared of anything that is ahead; not at all. I remember the last Sunday Bro. Jackson lived to be here at church; they were singing the song, there is a brighter day coming, it was the first time I ever saw him move that arm after he had surgery on it. He was happy! Are you happy about what ewe have to look forward to tonight? We are looking for a new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. You are looking at the last days wherein this earth is going to be  corrupted by the deeds of mortal mankind. Wherefore, beloved, see that ye be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, (That can go two ways, peace in the body of Christ and peace in the soul.) without spot, (I believe Paul and Peter were well  acquainted with being without spot.
Brothers and sisters: I know that  none of you want to have  a spotted garment. That which the world offers is not worth it. Things of the world are not worth the cost.  Precious brothers and sisters e that have gone on, having  the victory, would testify to that. The last time I talked to Brother Pixley when he still understood: was a couple weeks ago. He said to me: I pray for you and all the ministry three or four times a day. Bro. Bradbury told me this morning, that when he  is around his  father: he always asked him; are you still driving a hundred miles to go to church, but he said when he was around Bro. Pixley: he felt like he was his father. We are leaving a mark upon people’s lives as we go along. Without spots: It does not say blemish here, but he says) and blameless.” Don’t look at this as though it is not attainable. Have peace with God. Get it all under the blood. Let it work for you. Let His righteousness work in us. “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you.” That is a ministry that got along. They knew how to get along. I must get along with my brothers. Somewhere in time God is going to see to it that we get along. I am not saying He is going to throw anyone out, but there will be something, because those He loves: He chastens. I would rather be chastened than to be wrong, and just left alone. I would rather live my life in a way that I don’t have to have all that chastening. “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest; (Wrest, or twist. There is a price with it.) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” I could say something here, but I better not. We have had disagreements and people have left, but it has not changed us. When you have truth, you do not have to move off of it. You do not have to make excuses. Truth will stand steadfast. When every thing else falls apart, truth will stand. The Almighty God will stand with those that stand for truth. All others are left to  their own destruction. As Bro. William Branham preached: it is a battleground: a battleground of the mind. It does not have to be. That which is of the mind can be settled.  He said there was a fellow that made the statement: Inside me, it is like two dogs fighting, a black dog and a white dog. (This is just an illustration.) The man was asked, which one wins? He said; the one I feed the most. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, (He is not going to wait right up until the end and tell us again: everything, He, (God) had said before. Before  the end comes we are going to know a little something. We are going to know  something about the Word, where we stand, and what is going on. Why would he put an illustration there of Sodom and Gomorrah, and also how it was in the days before the flood, if He did not mean for true believers to take it as an awakening warning for us to think on. so we would understand? You can go up and down glutton alley eating and enjoy a good time, as long as those restaurants are open. There is always somebody in them. Most of them have a little drinking place. That is just the way it is anymore. I went through Salem a few times on Sunday night after our service, and driving through there, people will walk right in front of you, stand there and look at you, as though to  dare you to hit them. I have more sense than that, but a drunk person does not know.  I don’t think they could stand before a car.  I  sure don’t want to run over anyone, why do  they look like they want me to?  It has happened, and People wonder what is wrong with this younger generation, I see ten and twelve year old children on the street when I go home from church. They have no supervision.  When I see young brothers and young sisters here with their small children: I just have to say: What is wrong with doing right? What is wrong with living right? If I ever saw a young brother or sister doing dumb things like you see out here: things like I just described, I would probably get out of my car and say: You deserve a whipping, but I don’t expect to see anything like that from you precious families that love the Lord. (Reading now:  seeing you know these things…) beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” It does not take a whole  well of ink to put a spot on your shirt. It says  in the Old Testament, the young foxes spoil the vines. I got a jacket a few years ago at Penney’s. I think I paid  twenty nine dollars for it, and it was originally; over a hundred dollars. I wore it several times and then One night I came in and a sister said, you have a place on your jacket, I looked down and saw that it had  a hole in it. I guess I had got hold of something and it just kept on going. I have not  worn it since.  I had gotten  into something that did that.  That causes me to say:  If we just let things go: like living a loose life, and  we have that no care attitude, we are going to get a blemish. I could have worn it back to church, but I would have been ashamed to, because that hole had gotten  too large. I was glad the sister pointed it out to me. If I or Bro. Kevin should happen to point something out to you, do something about it. I am not being mean. I am not talking about pointing you out and saying you there: you need to do such and such. That has happened before: down in Georgia. He will not like me for saying that,  but he did not like me  anyway. I remember during a meeting  that was going on in 2007, I was asked to have a certain preacher preach. I did not aim to let  him preach. It was someone  that has left asked me that, oh he is a good preacher. I knew there was a tape made: when he had already said that Bro. Bud and me  were just two puppets on Bro. Jackson’s string. It did not take them long to change their mind, did it? There is even a tape out about Bro. Jackson and us, that we tried to get hold of, but they never would let it out. Am I going to let someone   like that preach in this pulpit? No: absolutely not! Forget it. Things like that just don’t cover up. It is not good words and fair speeches: it is living right that makes the difference . Everything I have preached has come right from this pulpit. I want to read that 17th verse again. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” That is a warning to us: to you and me. If a situation is corrected, then it no longer needs correction. That makes me happy. He said grow in grace. Grace is God’s unmerited favor to us, so let us grow in it. Get more like Him. I am pointing you to Him, I am not pointing you to me. I am pointing you to Him, and saying also: let us be steadfast in our life  with Him. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Peter must have been  getting happy along about that time) To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen” And I say, Praise the Lord! Can you say Praise the Lord? Have I acted like I am  mad about something? I only get mad at the devil: what I said today: was said with all the gentleness I know how to use: because we are preparing an exit to get out of here. There used to be a song: Come on along and go with me: up to my Father’s house.   I will not sing it, but I will say that to all who hear my voice right now. Come on along and go with me up to my Father’s House. Praise the Lord!

        GETTING READY FOR THE  RAPTURE                PART 18

     The Bible says that in the last days: men would get more wicked and wiser. I know it has been quoted as weaker and wiser, but it is not that, it is wickeder and wiser. We see the wisdom today, you can take your phone and find out just about anything with it.  , If you are minded to do that. It is above my understanding. These young children five and six years old, know more about my phone than I do. I know how to receive a phone call and to make a phone call, that is all you ever did with a phone years ago.  You just answered it.   A lot of people don’t remember that? How   many remember that? I am thinking about the song Bro. Kevin and Sis. Sandy sing, what a beautiful day. The beautiful thing about it, is serving the Lord. We praise the Lord for that because He is the one that made it possible. To think of all the people in the world, and all the people in the church world, and  God has chosen us, a few, along with our brothers and sisters that are listening in by internet  today. The group in Minnesota: this is their church away from home, but we are all home folks. We are people that care for one another. When one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. I like to look at it that way. My Bro. Bill went through a hard thing a few days ago. He got dogmatic with the devil.  It worked: so Sometimes we have to do that, we just cannot give in to those things  the devil shoves our way. The good thing is, God does things for us: that we were not even praying about. I know He has for me. I had athletes feet real bad. I got some medicine that would kind of take care of that for about three months, then it would come back again and I would have to use it again. Then  they quit making it. When they quit making that  medicine, it really bothered me, but then the Lord healed it: So I did not have that problem any more. That was thirty five years ago. The Lord is a keeper. He keeps His promise of what He has said. I am just telling you a little thing or two that should encourage some. I remember from  back in 1980, when we went to Canada with Brother and Sister Jackson: along with Bro. and Sis. Turner. I had sinus trouble so bad that my eye would swell. It really got dangerous. There were people whose eyes would swell and pop out. Sometimes, mine got kind of dangerous. I had a medicine that I would take with me all the time. I would get so sleepy using this medicine: that it was  dangerous. I would get so sleepy at work that I could hardly walk while at work: for two or three hours. There was not very  much sinus medicine available at that time. It was a doctor’s medicine that he had given me. It was a very small  pill, but it worked to keep the sinus problem down, but it made me so sleepy I could hardly stand. When we went to Canada. I had shaving lotion in with that bottle of about sixty tablets. When we  got ready to come home, some how that shaving lotion leaked out into that bottle of pills and destroyed every one of them. There was not one left. I thought: What will I do?. What I really want you to hear though: when I got home the sinus problem was gone. I am telling this to encourage some that may have a lingering problem that you have been praying about: Don’t give up: God is still the same. He has a time and a way to deliver you from such things.   I had that  problem since I was a boy in school. One   boy at school looked at my eyes and  asked what I had been drinking.   I never did drink. I don’t know what whiskey tastes like. I was not a Christian, but I never did drink. I did not tell this to brag on me: I told it to encourage those who may be suffering.    I did not ask Him, He just did it. If you live faithful to Him, He will be faithful to you.  He will not take away every problem in your life: There are some  things we have to pray about. Sometimes they may linger. Those things had lingered with me a long time. I never have to put anything in my eyes now.   I was amazed that something like that would happen for me. When I first moved up here, I worked at Donaldson Bakery. I would have to hold on to those racks to be able to stand up: I got so dizzy. We had probably lived here two or three months. Then one night I was walking up the stairs, and this was really bothering me. I just said, Lord, help me. Then I felt something go up  my back and out of my head: it was gone as fast as a bullet. God is always  faithful. He is faithful to do what He promised.  Now: when I hear people talking about living in this Ohio Valley, it kind of bothers me, because I remember how God took care of me, and I cannot help feeling bad about others that are suffering that way: many  with sinus problems and things like that. One thing is sure: God is a healer. He did not do anything for me, that He would not do for you: when you are walking with Him in a true revelation. The fact that He healed me: did not mean that I was holy: t I had come into truth that I believed and cherished. If you have doubts, then the devil replaces those doubts with his version of what your life should be like. and he will take away everything he can from your Christian experience. When  a person is born again, then that means God has done something in your life, but if you do not get truth engrafted within you: so that it means more to you than anything else, even family and friends: the devil will keep after you until God means more to you than anything else in the world. when He  becomes the most important thing in your life, then you are a true  Christian. I say Christian: because believers  were first called Christians at Antioch. Christian  is a word that is used very loosely anymore. That which makes us a true Christian: is living according to the Word of God. When you get to the place where you are not living a loose life any more. But living by God’s Word:  then you can call yourself a Christian. Many use that word for advantage, without  even knowing what makes a true Christian. That does not make them Christians. I have other  scriptures here, Luke 21 I have gone over before, but there are certain things I want to point out in it :when I get into it. Loose living will catch up with us. When you get ready to think about yourself, to think about your life, then sometimes it may be days, weeks or many months: before you get back to that feeling. David, in Psalms 51: was  crying out to God: restore unto  me thy salvation. He had gone a long way in a long time before this ever happened, because he had even had a murder committed. He had it done He had taken a man’s wife. Then he wanted to make things right. That applies to our own lives as well: we must make things right; even If we have hurt some one, we must make it right. I am not talking about judgment: judging certain things, I am not talking about that because that is given to  a ministry to do so.   You just don’t get out here, cut this and cut this, and say this about this one and that about that one, making the pulpit a bully pulpit. We are not that type of people. Sometimes though, we do preach hard. There are situations that we must deal with, but it is certainly not a joyful responsibility. I may get up here and yell, and do a little of this, that and the other, but I am not mad. If somebody tries to over ride truth or something of that nature, then I do get angry, but I do not carry it with me. When my mom ever said, sit down, I did not ask why. I better not. My mom went to the 7th grade, and my dad to the 5th grade: they did not learn the  fractions and all of that: like one, two, two and a half, two and three quarters, they did not learn fractions. They meant the best for me.    My mom always said I was stubborn: she said if she wanted to get to me, she would talk good to me, then I would cry. When    somebody would talk good to me, it would melt my heart. We are not all the same emotionally, but spiritually: we will  be. love the Lord: do you love the Lord? He is our Father. God is our Father, He has a right to correct us. We see in the book of Hebrews, those that will not take correction, and also those that will. God knows how to deal with His true children. Peter talks about that. The dog will go back to it’s vomit. They will! I have seen it. It is not a pretty sight. Jesus knew how mortals are, and He knew how to deal with them: those who would take heed to instruction and those who would not. He had seen it all. I know one thing, God is seeking to perfect us. That is what I want. That is my prayer when I pray to God, I ask Him for forgiveness for every way I have failed to do His perfect will in my life. Those who have the Holy Ghost do not sin, bit we make errors in life. If I need to: I will Say:  Father forgive me: even  more than one time every day, I ask for forgiveness: not that I am out here living a loose life; doing things that I know are wrong, but I am still in this human flesh. He is not seeking to perfect this flesh. He is seeking to perfect the spirit man inside: then the outside will follow suit. We live in a wicked and adulterous generation. I feel to preach truth instead of just letting it go. I do not wait until bed time to make it right: I take care of it immediately. On a certain website, there is a large  list of things some claim I have said wrong, but I do not spend  time trying to please those people who refuse to receive truth, and find fault with those who are led by the Spirit of God.  My obligation is not to someone that does not want to go on  with the Lord. Paul said follow me as I follow the Lord. That is all I ask. I give people an opportunity, as the scripture says, you are the judges. I appreciate my true brothers and sisters, and I will do all I can for them, but following truth is the individual responsibility of all who are   called of God to this life of being perfected. There was a time when I did not know how many would stay here. God had to make me feel like I was alone: in order for Him to exalt His truth in the lives of His true children.  Then I see it, there is a word I would like to say, but I cannot think of it, because people responded. I did not get up here: jump up and down and say, are you with me? That puts people under obligation. I just say, make up your mind, whether you want to follow truth or flirt around with the world. Of course we have been accused of standing at the door and holding people in. The enemy likes things like that because he puts on the pressure points, because he wants to see you make a mistake in front of other brothers and sisters. Then he will point his finger, if he has one, and laugh at you. As I said, I have gone over this before, but I want to go further in it. Go to  Luke, chapter 21. We will look at most of the chapter: starting in verse 5. In the first part of this chapter, Jesus is talking about the  people putting in their offerings and then there is a question that comes up. Jesus had a lot of people question Him, especially the Pharisees and Sadducees, the Herrodians and all those denominations.  He never did give a good answer to them, He even called them  vipers, serpent seed. O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come. Pharisees, hypocrites. “And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with good stones and gifts, He said.””  (That should have impressed Him. but it did not. It was always said there was more gold in that building than  there was in Fort Knox. W hen Solomon built that temple, of course it was torn down, then Herod re-beautified it after it was rebuilt, four hundred and some years before that, Herod re-beautified it because he was a politician. He was a politician like those we have today, all of it was an outward thing.  I hear the president is wanting to build him a library for a billion dollars. I doubt if it is ever built, we are getting too close to the end. Did you notice the stock market this week. In two days this week it lost over two hundred points. This is getting ready to sink. We better have our trust in the Lord: not in Wall Street. As they said the last time it had a fall: in 2008, they took it from the taxpayers, of course they had to pay for the bale out, which was not a bale out. They did not do anything: they did not work on highways. They did not do anything other than waste a   trillion dollars. Now they said the next one will be from your bank account. They said that just the other day. You might think: well they cannot   do that!  They will! We have government leaders now that do not care for the people: They have an inner city underground, that reaches from Maryland to Washington D.C. It  is a city underground. It showed on the internet. It showed the highway, a four land highway underneath the ground so the politicians can run and hide: because they are expecting something and that is going to be their grave. They will go to the dens. What do you think that is? Dens and caves, and cry for the rocks and mountains to fall on them to hide them from the face of Him. They tell people, we will fine you for singing certain songs at a ball game, and the people get up at half time, they cannot  play it, but they no one can  shut the people up. Somebody needs to stand up and tell these politicians to shut up. God will: when the time is right! “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” We saw it when we were there. They dug down to the street where Jesus walked and there lays the stones from the temple area. They are laying there, they left them laying there as a witness to what Jesus said. There they are! Big stones. Fourteen  years ago, they burned down two buildings that were the pride of the nation. Thousands of people worked there. It was all gone in two hours time. I was working over here at a certain place, the first airplane went into one building, and the people we were working for said, look at what has happened, come in here and watch it on TV. We went in and here come another plane: we saw it. There was man’s pride and joy, gone in two hours of time. Why? Because they wanted to be politically correct. They never learned any lesson whatsoever. They did not learn anything. But over in France last week:  a terrorist that gotten on a train; but he did not know there were special forces from America on that same train. He had an AK 47 and a pistol with nine different clips. He started to kill. These soldiers from America: three of them jumped him. One got cut up, because he also had a knife. One of them got cut up, but he got out of the hospital this morning. They jumped that terrorist and hog tied him. Maybe they should have went ahead and butchered him. He intended to kill a bunch of people, but he met some good American men. It did not say they were Christians, but they said, this is not going to happen on my watch. That is what we are saying today,: not on our watch. T here shall not be one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. “And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass.” This happened in 70 A.D. The Holy Ghost that Jesus had, that was sent from God, let Him know something. The Holy Ghost that God has sent unto us in this hour will let us know something  also. We know that something is happening in America. A million acres in certain places are burning, hundreds of square miles. Firemen are giving their lives to save something, that when the fire surrounds them, it killed three of them. Those are men who did not   go out to die, they went out to save something. When  Jesus, came:  He came,  to die. He was  not interested in a  big bank account: He was not and I was not thinking about Wall Street.  The things that are  happening now, are the things He said would  happen in the last days, on Wall Street and the rest of them: More than eight hundred points in two days, but that is a fraction of what will happen. Not one stone is going to be left on some of these buildings. They mean nothing to God. They built another tower in the place of that one, and  they call it the Freedom Tower. Now they have changed it to the World Tower,  because it owns a lot of it. These nations that hate us are buying up our land. What are they going to do? What are we going to do when they get ready to move in? They already are: they just come across the border. Those who should know: do not even know what all comes across the border right now. Women come across the border three days before they deliver a baby, and when they deliver a child it automatically  becomes an American citizen. One could say: You  idiots in Washington D.C.: evidently know nothing about the  Constitution. You are working around it like worms work in the dust. You have got the advantage over other people; because America has gone to sleep. Just wait a little while: it is going to happen. Wait until the inner cities start burning: It is going to happen.  Farrakhan gets on television and says: let us kill them that are killing us. If I said something like that, they would arrest me, because that is a threat. They give the policemen such a bad name: that anything that  happens, they are going to be blamed for it. A young man that had a jeep: drove it into a gated building, and he drove right on into a dealership, got on top of cars, and jumped up and down, and then breaks the windshield of a new Mustang. He is approached by a policeman and is shot. They get out and call the police pigs and killers. What are they going to call God: when He begins His work on this wicked nation?. I know that this s not popular, but I cannot stand to see the country that I love: go up in chaos by a bunch of lying politicians. I just as well call them what they are. Some have said the way you can tell when a politician is lying: is when they move their mouth. “Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And He said, Take heed that ye be not deceived.” I never did tell you not to pay attention to what I say, I want you to hear it. I want you to be able to take what I say: back to the Word of God. I want you to be able to take what  these other brothers: those over seas, and wherever truly called Brothers are speaking: Brother Kevin and me: Bro. Spencer, and all the others: take it back to the Word. That is what Bro. William Branham always said: Give it the Word test. “Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ.” What is he saying there? Many will come in my name: saying it is in Jesus’ name that they are coming, and they will say they are anointed. This is the interpretation of that. It is not that they are saying they are Jesus Christ, but He said: they will come in my name. In other words, there are going to be preachers that say they are coming in the name of Jesus Christ, but you can be sure of this: they will not baptize in His name. Saying, I am anointed is one thing, but if  they will not baptize in His name: they have not been sent by Him. “And the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.” There are so many prophets on television anymore, you cannot keep up with them, and neither can you  keep up with their message. There are so many things they say that are just plain dumb; they are so ridiculous. They cannot rightly divide the Word of truth: because they have not been called and filled with the Spirit of Truth. They cannot even see where it says Jews and Gentiles in the Bible, like in  Revelation 12. Let us read verse 7. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” This comes in the middle of the seven year period, which is the beginning of the tribulation. “And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” In other words, during that time: that three and one half years, he is going to be put to the ground. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” The earth is going to be in a pickle: after the Bride is gone in the rapture. “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Now here is the verse I want us to notice. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, (which is referring to the  foolish virgins in that hour) and by the word of their testimony; (which is Jews. See? There are two categories of people in that verse. It is the testimony they held. It was what they held during Hitler’s time there in different places where they were slaughtered, six million of them. Many of them held on to God. Like over there in Syria right now. Those people that say they are Christians, they are giving their lives, their heads are being cut off because they Will not deny Christ. They truly have something they will not deny to save being slaughtered.) and they loved not their lives unto the death.” In other words, they would rather die than to give credence to this spirit. These are not Muslims here. It is the same spirit that is upon Isis, but it is a religious spirit which comes through Catholicism. It is something the pope pronounces. They have done it before: this is not the first time. The Catholic’s  have done it before. “And the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: (These things have always been, wars and commotions, be not terrified. He is talking to another generation, not this generation, because this all happened all along, ever since Jesus Christ was on earth: there have been wars and rumors of wars, and so on. He said, don’t be troubled, because it was not time.) for these things must first come to pass; (first) but the end is not by and by.” By and by is a period of time. Do not let it bother you, He is talking to another generation: because it is not time. But then He goes back and forth in this chapter to try to teach us something; as saints of God, which is going to fool the world because they do not know how to divide truth. Now we are getting somewhere. “Then said He unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” He is talking about our age, from WW1 and so on. “And great earthquakes (Look at that, somewhere: while I am speaking this morning, there have been some  earthquakes in this old world, not noticeable so much, but it registers on the Richter scale anyway. It is the earth breaking away a little bit.) shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilence; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Those signs are here: Signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars. Then He goes back, “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, (This is talking to the apostles now, before these things happen they shall lay hands on you…) and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.” He is talking to the apostles there, before these things. “And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” That happened in Luther’s time. That man stood before the council and confounded that bunch of devils, because it is the face of a man that is standing out there: his intelligence. He educated himself to be able to stand there before those that had him, but in the last days: He is choosing a ministry that does not have all the doctors degrees in learning. So was it with Wesley and men in that hour. They were able to tangle up these people that were trying them. “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.” In Poland: during WW2, many of the Polish people protected Jews: keeping  them in their houses, hid in closets and such: until their money ran out. Then they exposed them to the German army. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.” What a trying hour those people went through. There is one lesson there; we have to be patient in this hour. We have things we have to go through, but we must rely on the Lord. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” There are some people who have put that in this hour: saying it is for this hour. It has nothing to do with this hour. They say that Jerusalem is going to be destroyed. Jerusalem is not going to be destroyed again: That is these prophecy preachers. and people are gobbling it up. This one preacher is trying to raise a hundred million dollars in order to warn every Jew, when this time comes, so they can flee to the mountains. He is printing tracts to put in every Jew’s mailbox, telling them where to flee to when this hour comes. Flee to the mountains. You don’t have a chance. That woman is not fleeing to a mountain. She is fleeing somewhere: where it is really safe. That is why I say, something has to happen in America to make it a safe place. I know I am getting loud, but I want to be understood. Bro. William Branham and Bro. Jackson both preached that they felt it would be America: that the woman of Revelation 12  would flee to: on the wings of an eagle, which is the two prophets, that will have  told them where to go. They get on airplanes and go there. They will know when it is time to get out: to go to a safe place: where they will be fed and taken care of. That is why I say: something has to happen in America. We cannot have a leadership like we have now. We simply cannot  have a bunch of Farrakhan’s and a bunch of devils  running the country. If you put the Republicans and Democrats in a bag and shake it up, no telling which would fall out first: nor what difference it would make: because they are dumb alike. You can look at the mess we are in, and you will know I am telling you the truth. Some  might say, you are going to get in trouble for preaching like that. Well: wake up and help change this thing then. There is a song: this land is my land, this land is your land, but it has been y sold out to some who have no love for this land of the free. It has been    sold  out to the Chinese, to the Japanese, and  to who knows where else: what other countries. “Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains;  This happened and  all those people that listened to Jesus’ message: when the Romans came in: in 68: then those Jews that were Christians left. They were the only ones that were saved, because Jesus said you will be hemmed in on every side, and they were. A moat was pushed against the wall. Then they scaled the wall and went into the midst of those that remained there, which was seven hundred and some thousand people were slain. There was not a baby, a woman, or a child, that were left alive. There was not any  man: nor anyone left alive: no  rabbi’s that were left. They were all dead: simply because they had said: concerning Jesus at the crucifixion: let His blood be upon us and our children. If you promise Him anything, do: Do not fail to keep that promise. Do not think when you  just come to church on  Sunday morning: do not think you have fulfilled all that God requires of you: become your religious experience on Sunday morning is not sufficient: if you spend the rest of the week finding fault with every one, and everything. If you sit in a service saying: Oh praise God, praise God, and then something else comes out your mouth on the way home: like. You Old  woman, I don’t know why God ever made you to be my wife, and she  comes back  with:  You dumb old man, you are so ignorant, I feel sorry for you. God put a bigger brain in a chicken than what you have. This is just a little example of some things that have been in the lives of those who just go to church once a week and let carnality rule them the rest of the time. I just want to say this: When you leave this place, you thank God  because you have a believing spouse, and you have  a spouse, and you be a good spouse yourself. Give God first place in your life, and you will be led in the right way. I am going to read this again. “Let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains….) and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter not there into. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, (That has nothing to do with a Christian woman in this hour of time, nor anything with anyone expecting in this hour, or that has a little baby, it has nothing to do with you. That was then, because they were going to have to flee and get out. It would not be easy for a woman with a little baby that was nursing, that is why Jesus was warning those of that hour.) and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.” That is talking about the Jewish people. In 70 A.D.  It cannot  be applied to any other time. Jerusalem was captured. Not one Jew that was in there escaped, not one.  “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” Until: we are at that time. We cannot put it off: we are here. There is going to come a time soon: there used to be a song people would sang, Wait a little longer please: Jesus, just a few more days till we get our loved ones in.  That is not going to work in this end time: because the door is going to be closed to any that have not surrendered to the call of the Lord for salvation.

  PART 19 -23-15 PM

I pray that you are now ready to hear His Word: after enjoying His wonderful presence in the song service.  When  it is all finished and all over, we are going to find that only our endeavors to live for Christ and for each other will be what was greatest. The Bible teaches us so. As the lawyer that ask Jesus, what is the greatest commandment of all: he wanted to know what was the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus said, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, thy soul, thy mind, thy strength, and then thy neighbor as thyself. He said: all this hangs upon the law and prophets. So tonight, you are my friends, you are my spiritual family. All of us have family members which are begotten in the flesh. On the other hand: we have a spiritual daddy and a spiritual Savior that makes us spirit beings. I was kind of explaining that one time down in Georgia when Bro. Bud and  I went down there for the funeral of Sis. Carmen’s grandparents. I did not know that anybody was really listening. There were a few people there that were listening and it kind of shook me when I found out they were, because I was more or less explaining death. When you leave this life, somewhere you are still alive.  Jesus said, I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be also. If it were not so, I would have told you. When He was asked the question about that, He said I am the way, the truth and the life. So tonight, there is no other way, there are no shortcuts, nothing for cheapskates. We all have to meet the same Savior: the same Lord,  that said: I will not leave you or forsake you. I will not leave you comfortless. He will not leave us comfortless. We can always call on Him for help: when life gets hard to bear. The thing about it is: if we walk with Him in this life: will go where He is when it comes our time to go. Continued. Next issue.