Preached April 28 – May 6,
In the last edition, Bro. Allen reviewed scriptures showing that God created hell for the punishment of the fallen angels because they had corrupted the first creation that God had placed on the earth. In this edition, he continues explaining how Satan perverted creation a second time, much the same way that he had perverted the first creation.
I am on a subject that may not be a shouting sermon, but it has been a long time since it has been taught. Many people may not even remember when Bro. Jackson last preached on this subject. I am not trying to preach it word for word as Bro. Jackson or Bro. Branham did, but at times I will reference to what they said. The first time I ever heard of this subject was in 1961. I did not have any doubts about it. It was a light to my pathway. I remember a statement Bro. Branham made. He said that if punishment in hell was eternal, then it means the ones in hell would have a form of eternal life. Scripture tells us that to receive eternal life, we must believe on Jesus, otherwise we will perish. That is John 3:16. The ones who go to hell did not believe on him. They do not have eternal life. These are some of the words Bro. Branham used in that message he preached in 1961.
There were revelations that Bro. Branham began to teach in the later years of his life, from 1958 on. In 1956 he said, if America does not receive the message this year, then America is lost. You can see how long it has been. It has been sixty-two years since 1956 when he preached that message. From there on, revelation began to come. The denominational world and people who had been his followers began to fall away. It has always been that way. There has been a falling away. There was more falling away in 1963 whenever church order was preached, and people began to make up their minds. It was preached at the close of 1963 going into 1964. It was a time when people began to look at church order as a means to quench the spirit of God, so that the spirit of God would no longer work. I remember about a week or two before church order was made. Everybody went to the Tabernacle, they talked and visited with one another before and after service. It was kind of like we do here at Faith Assembly. I remember those days. But when church order came in things changed. I remember a little boy running up the aisle to be with his dad, and one of the deacons got hold of him and said, “You cannot do this!” He was harsh. It began to get worse from there. They made me take my son Mark to the nursery, they said he was disturbing people. Whenever I did, then my older son Steve turned around in his seat, not making any noise, just looking at us. Then they came and told me, you have to take him back to the nursery too. Those are the kind of things that happened. That is what they used church order for. I am just relating to you how things progressed. They always had a sign up everyone could read as they entered the Tabernacle: BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. That was there, but it was not obeyed in the manner they forced it to be under church order. People still talked. Whenever Bro. Branham prayed for the sick, he wanted the people to be reverent. When the discernment came upon him, he did not want people talking because it drew away attention from what God was doing. He said the Holy Spirit is very timid. I remember those days and the time when this began to be a sore spot with the deacons. Whenever Bro. Branham was there, he would have people raise their hands and different things of worship, but then as soon as he left, that was all taken away. The deacons did not allow it. Only one person was permitted to say “Amen”, that was a black man that Bro. Branham was acquainted with and really loved. He was an older man. He did not really say “Amen”, he would just raise his hand and say “Aye”. Everybody recognized that. He was allowed to say that after church order came, but he was the only one allowed anything like that. Now whenever church order came and Bro. Branham was not there, a tape was played. They would play the tape and whenever Bro. Branham would say “Amen”, then you could say “Amen”. But if he did not say “Amen”, then you better not either. I remember one time, Bro. Branham had said something on the tape, but nobody said “Amen” on the tape, and this one man listening to the tape back in the crowd said “Amen!” Everybody turned around and looked at him like something was wrong with him. I thought, “It is time for me to get out of here, because I do not belong here. This is ruled by man.” These are things that went on. You could see why God raised up Faith Assembly at that time. It was to be a voice in the hour when the voice of God was being stilled elsewhere. Once church order came into the Tabernacle, nobody was allowed to speak in tongues, or anything of that nature. I remember one of the Tabernacle deacons telling me, “I cannot bring my people here, they are Methodists, when they speak in these old tongues, it would scare them away.” That was the attitude of the Tabernacle deacons. They desired to suppress the spirit of God to please family.
The Serpent Was Used By Satan
So, we are looking into the scripture that I want to deal with. I know I have a lot of scriptures to review. I know some things I have talked about already, maybe you would say it is speculation, but I do not believe it is. I do not believe it is speculation because I see what the scripture says, and then I see the prehistoric age, when there was no history recorded because there was no man to write history. You had the Neanderthal man anf different ones at that time. I used to know the names of all of them. It showed an elevation of how they began to progress, they went from stooped over, walking on their hands and feet like an ape would, then it went from there to a little straighter, then a little straighter. It looked like they had osteoporosis. Then a little straighter and a little straighter until the time came in the prehistoric age of what they call man, was upright. He was upright but still had the animal look and still had the animal nature. But he was able to be a thinker. He had no soul, but he could think. Why do I say that? Because Bro. Jackson, when he taught this, said there was a man-like creature in that first creation. Then he said the serpent in our creation was a replica of it. Science tries to use that to prove that men evolved. Bro. Jackson was studying that. He showed us through the scripture how the animal kingdom, including the serpent, was there in the old creation, and God chose which ones he would restore and carry over into the new creation. God told the earth to bring forth the creatures of his new creation. Why? Because their remains were laying there from the past creation and God resurrected them. There was a man-like animal in the creation that was before the Ice Age. God resurrected some of those man-like creatures too. The serpent was the closest thing to a man that could ever have been. We see that because the relation he had with Eve brought forth a child. He had all the elements of a man, but he had no soul. That is the reason why he challenged God. It was the same thing the devil did back in his own Eden. He moved on the animal kingdom and used them and corrupted them. This is what he was doing with the serpent. The devil wanted to get into the makeup of human beings. He manipulated different things in the animals’ genes. Because he does have that power. At first, he was not a devil, he was Lucifer. But Lucifer at the beginning was not like he was in the later time. Because it said he was perfect in the day that he was created. It took time for life to elevate to where many animals were on the earth. Lucifer could have been here for millions of years before he perverted creation and was judged. He is still alive today, but he is not an eternal being, because he lost that. He was like a man that strays from truth to error. It caused him to lose. If you ever had eternal life, you will always have that. The devil, however, was only eternal as long as he sought the favor of God. In his beginning, he did. But then he began to try to elevate himself to be like unto God and to be equal with God. God does not tolerate that, even in His angelic creation. You see Lucifer got followers. He began to manipulate and manipulate until he got the animals to turn into the creatures we see in the museums and books today. They were beasts. There are bones and leftovers buried in the earth to show you just what was at one time on the earth. You have different sizes of dinosaurs. I know children like the T-rex. But he was an instrument of the devil. The devil took what God had made and put a spirit inside them to want to kill. What does it say about the devil? That he is to kill and to destroy. So, you see where it all came from. It came from one being. Lucifer, who became Satan, the devil. Whenever it was all over, then the animals were eating and killing one another, making havoc of God’s creation. It was God’s creation, but it was transformed by Satan’s corruption. So today as we look into the scriptures, I wanted this to be clear.
The devil was a brute, and he was turning the animals to be brutes. He is a brute. Peter even wrote about man becoming a brute beast. That matches what we have today on the streets of America and around the world. People want violence. They like violence. Take the criminal gangs, that is what they do, violence. If they cannot get their drug money, then they start killing. They influence young people to sell the drugs and take the drugs. They take it and put it in the hands of somebody that is naive to what they are doing. They get them addicted. Then if they fail to pay for the drugs they got them addicted to, they kill them. I saw the other day that the authorities collected hundreds of pounds of drugs, which was worth $17 million dollars. You see the spirit that the devil has projected from the fall which he had there in God’s garden, as he walked among the stones of fire. He always wants to beautify something, to make himself look good.
Spirits in Prison
Let us go to 1st Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” There are imprisoned spirits which will never come out, there are millions and millions of them in prison that God will never let loose because they became so vile, and so violent. You may say, what about the devil? The devil is not imprisoned because he is fulfilling God’s purpose in the earth. God spoke of judgment that was to come, which we will see in 2nd Peter. Christ went and preached to spirits in prison, “Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a-preparing, (You see what happened. In that time Noah was mocked and ridiculed for the message he had. It was crude. The message he had was crude. Here he is, sitting out somewhere among the trees, he has to. He is not sitting on the banks or a sandbar. He has to be out there where he can get the lumber to build the ark. He is not there building a boat for something that is never seen, and something that has never happened. He is out there with his boys building an ark for the purpose of God, to be able to escape a flood. But who listened to him? It said wherein eight souls were saved by water. Those are the days Peter is speaking of. Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was preparing…) wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Eight souls were saved. Other people were not building boats. There was no need of it. They had all the land mass that we do not even see any more, because rain had never come upon the earth and there were no oceans. A dew rose up and watered the earth. You put a canopy of water around things, and there is dew that comes from that because of the moisture. That is what happened to the earth, the moisture from the dew is what kept everything watered, they did not need rain. It was all provided through the atmosphere of dew that was falling, yet that canopy was over that. You put a canopy over anything, especially water, you are going to have a moisture, humidity that is going to come up. It was so generous. God had made it to where whenever it did come, everything was watered that needed it. It has been preached, and I have preached it too, that by the time the Millennium is over, the water is going to be back up again, that will encircle the earth so that there will be better seasons. You will still have winter and summer as it said in Genesis, but it will not be like it is now. God made the seasons for a purpose. He made them for growing and for other things to be done.
Water Baptism: Remission of Sins & Taking the Name of Jesus
“The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” The like figure wherein baptism doth now save us. This is what Peter wrote, then the other in parenthesis was added. That is not in the original, it was added. If you read it and leave out what is in parenthesis it says: the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This other statement is not in line with what he is talking about here. It said not putting away the filth of the flesh, that is really what it is for. We are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to put away the filth that we have lived in, because what it is, we have been baptized or immersed in order to be brought up to live in newness of life. Barnabas once said that, in his writing, he said we go into baptism like a dead person, and we come up a live person. This is what baptism is all about whenever it is done right: baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. It takes the blood in order to wash away our sins, and water baptism is a point in that direction. To have our sins washed away, it takes water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
If you look back in time, like the days of Wesley, Luther, and the reformers, they had a part of the spirit of God. They had all the revelation that God was giving out at that time. That is the reason why they would be part of the Bride of Jesus Christ, because they fulfilled all they had. For one thousand years, from 500 until 1500, it was Satan’s millennium. The world was in darkness and the truth which the early church had was buried and hid by wicked men. Since 1500, God gradually has restored what had been hid and lost. It has taken 500 years to get to where we are today. In that dark time of Satan’s millennium, Martin Luther he had an uncle named John Huss that was before him, a hundred years before him. They killed him for trying to preach truth. He said, “Today you kill a stork, but there will be a swan that will raise up in its place,” and it was Martin Luther he spoke of. It was a prophecy. So, you see how the gospel progressed because there were men along around 1300 and 1400 that were really men of God, but they were not able to get victory over that papal system to the point that Martin Luther did, because he had the influence. Martin Luther was rescued by the knights from Prince of Saxony whenever the pope and the emperor were going to try Luther and put him to death. They rode in on horseback, with their heads covered. They grabbed Martin Luther, he did not know what they were going to do with him. They grabbed him and took him to Wartburg Castle, in Germany, where he was able to translate the Bible. This is what happened to Martin Luther. We saw the place where he translated the Bible, there in Germany. But they did not have the revelation that we have today. They were just starting out, God had only begun to restore what was lost. It took a thousand years for it to be hidden away, and it was not going to be restored overnight.
It says, Wherein that baptism doth now save us, in other words, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, after we have repented, and the blood of Jesus Christ has covered our sins. Baptism is for the remission of sin. It is an important part of it. It is taking on His name, because we are baptized in His name. That is how we become the Bride of Jesus Christ. If it is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, it cannot be Bride. There was a time when God winked at man’s ignorance, but not in this time. Bro. Branham taught better. Nobody knew what Bro. Branham believed at first. He did not preach it. They did not know what he believed. They did not know what he believed concerning water baptism. Why? Because when God appointed him, he quoted Timothy. He told him to do the work of an evangelist. During his time of evangelism he did not teach much doctrine, but God worked through gifts: the gift in his hand, and the gift that he was able to see even what street people lived on and what house they lived in, and what city they came from. Whenever they saw these miracles and signs, they were convinced that this must be of God, because he was not speaking to the congregation, he was speaking to the individual. Before he spoke, he already knew what was in their heart, because God showed him. I remember Bro. Jackson saying something about it, nobody ever had the gift that Bro. Branham had since Jesus Christ. There were different ones that had gifts, but never to that degree. I had an uncle that was not a Christian, but he was able to discern things. He discerned that my grandfather had a wreck. He was in the mountains of North Carolina and had a wreck. He discerned that something had happened, and he walked across the mountains, two miles across the mountains, to where he was at, because he saw him. So, it happened to him there. But the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. Somewhere in time before you ever repented, God already had placed something upon you, in you, to where whenever you dedicated your life to Christ, then you knew that there was something going on, even inside you, before you ever came to Him. Because God showed you He was real, before you ever came to Him. He has kept us from many things that we would have been involved in, had we not had that gift in us that God had placed there. “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (then it says) (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, (but really that is what it is) but the answer of a good conscience toward God,).” We are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to take on Christ. We take Him on. He clothes us with His righteousness. That is why whenever the Bride is made up, according to Revelation 19:7, when the Bride is made up, what has happened to them? They have been elevated in this life. In this life, to be a part of that bride, we now are putting on a fine linen robe. Before you get out of here, it must be spotless, without wrinkle, without blemish. It must be that to be part of the body of Jesus Christ. We are His body, He is the head, we are the body of Christ. That is why we take Him on, that is why the ministry is so important, that we listen to God in this hour of time, that we adhere to everything that He would offer us, not holding back, but giving in unto Him, unto the Spirit. Not giving in to the devil.
“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him.” Everything that God is and was in the eons of time, before there was any creation, was in Christ, as it said in John chapter 1. God was in Christ. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, bringing redemption to us that we might be redeemed from the creatures that we were, to be creatures of the living God, making up the body, as it said in the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians. What does it say there? We are the eyes, we are the nose, the smelling, we are all of that. We may be a nose or an ear. What difference does it make as long as we are part of that body? Everybody does not have to be legs. Everybody does not have to be arms and fingers, but this is what it takes to make up the body of Jesus Christ. That is what we are doing in this hour of time as we live, we are making up that body. Who is gone into heaven and is on the right hand of God; It says angels and authorities, everything in the heavenlies, are subject unto him. Why? Because He came here, He had a choice. He was not a robot. He had a choice. We find when He went to gethsemane, He prayed. He showed sometimes we must pray through situations in order to be in the will of God. The trial of our faith takes patience. That is why we are to bear fruit. We are trees planted in the foundation of God. When you look at Revelation 21, we see it is high elevation He is going to give to those saints. I am not saying this to brag. I am saying it according to the word of God, according to Revelation 21. We are that mountain, we are that object. It shows compact, every side the same, same length, same width, everything. Inside of that is the saints of God. I am talking about the Bride of Jesus Christ. That is why things seem so hard sometimes. You wonder how long a trial must last. All I can say is, outlast it. Because the trial of our faith worketh patience. We are to go through these things, we are to live through these things. The Bible says the same thing which come upon the world will also come upon us. But they do not know what to do with it, so they get themselves some pills. I wonder sometimes, what causes young people to turn to drugs. I did not have many close friends growing up. I was not a Christian, but I did not drink alcohol. Some have, but I am not condemning you for that. I just did not want to. When I could have with other boys, for some reason I was someplace else. God always makes that “somewhere else” for us to be. I was not a Christian until I was 21 years old, getting ready to turn to 22. That is a short time when you have gone almost sixty years from that point. It is a short time looking back. It has been a long journey, but I would not trade it for anything. Because Jesus Christ is sitting on the right hand of God. Angels, authorities, are subject to Him. He is not talking about authorities on earth, He is talking about everything in heaven, it is under Him. So, what is He doing with that authority? He is interceding for us. When we feel like we cannot go any further, we can look to Him because He has gone all the way. He is saying, Come on.
Angels That Sinned
Let us go to 2nd Peter, 2nd chapter. Verse 4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, (See?) but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.” What is He saying there? The ones in this group will never get loose. You think there are some bad angels out there now, think about the ones He will never let go. They are chained there until the judgment day when God, who made them, shall come forth to sit and judge this world. Chained. When did He do that? In the prehistoric age. “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” The day came when God said to Noah, “You have done enough. You have built the ark. You have got in the food. You have got in the animals.” Can you think about that? Here came this animal kingdom two by two. God was leading them. Come on, little ducky. Think about how long it took that tortoise to get in there, but he beat the rabbit. That was in the little story. All these animals, two by two, coming. I saw a movie of that one time, it showed these animals coming into the ark. Think about it, you had seven sheep, seven goats, seven deer, seven cows, two horses, two mules. There had to be some obedience there for them to all come together like that. They went into their stalls. We had cows when I was growing up, every one of those cows knew which stall they went into. I have a little story about that. We had one, a red cow, that had horns. All the rest of the cows were afraid of her. She would go to the door and turn around, none of the rest would come in because she had beat everybody, but you had to drive her in. That is not the way it was in the ark. Everybody knew their place. They knew what was marked out for them. That is the sovereignty of God. You might say, well that is not important. It was important then, it is important now for us to know our place and to keep it. “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” God had Noah, build the door of the ark just a little bit bigger than the opening, because God was going to slam it shut. Because it was going to be waterproof. God is going to have a church that is waterproof, that is fireproof. Nothing of the judgment is going to hurt it. I remember Bro. Branham telling about the rapture. He taught the rapture would come before the tribulation. He said the Bride is the Bride of Christ, and no man wants to put his wife through tribulation before they marry. It is a courtship. Do you know what I did? I believed it! I believed it. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample (an example of our day, of what will happen to this world when God judges it. Paul looked at that lifestyle and said, “it is unseemly.” He could not even reason it out. He could not see any reason for it. Man and woman was not made that way. They have turned themselves into that. You say, well I was just made that way. No, you were not, check your genes and see what shows up. If you were a man it would show up man’s genes. The thing about it is, so many do not even know what they are, so I guess they have no genes. They are just a blob out here, walking around and thinking they know something. Making them an ensample…) unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds; The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” Two different objectives there. God knows how to preserve you, but He knows how to bring judgment on the world of the ungodly.
There Were Giants In Those Days
During the first creation, Satan took the creatures and manipulated their genes to create beasts. That is why you had those giant dinosaurs. Their bones are still here in the earth. Some of them have been dug out and put on display in science museums and such places. But creation did not begin in that way. If life had began in a state where they were devouring one another, then it would not have ever been able to get started. The first creatures would have ate each other, and that would have been the end. It took time for all these different kinds of animals to spread over the earth. The devil was not satisfied with peaceful creatures. He acted just like modern man: they have taken a lion and a tiger and bred them together, which created a liger. The liger was two times the size of its parents, it was a giant. It weighed around nine hundred pounds. They are trying to make something against God’s plan. That is exactly what Satan did in the first creation. It is the same thing he did in our creation, when he beguiled Eve through the serpent. He mixed the seed. It talks about giants in the earth in those days when the sons of God married the daughters of men, but we do not know how long the giants had been around. They did not just appear suddenly. It started gradually, growing until it reached the state it talks about in Genesis. Let us read that. Genesis chapter 6. “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (The men here are Cain’s descendants.) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men (See? See the difference? The sons of God and the daughters of men. The sons of God are Adam’s descendants. They married wives from Cain’s line. The daughters of men…) that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they choose.” They did not seek God about it. He had no say in the decision. They just chose the ones they wanted. “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; (See? Giants in the earth in those days, that did not mean it just started at that time, it was already going on in those days. It says in those days, not that day. This thing had been going on for some time. Remember as we read the word, that it speaks plural and it speaks singular. There were giants in the earth in those days…) and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became (See the difference here, there were giants in the earth in those days, then it says they became mighty men.) mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” The wizards, the people that had so much knowledge. These types of people were the product of mixing the seed. You can see a picture of just how Satan would have been working on the animal kingdom in God’s first creation. He was manipulating the genes.
Reserved Until the Day of Judgement
Let us go back to 2nd Peter 2:6. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly.” It was an example what would happen in the last days. They do not want God, they do not want anything like that. They want Him erased from their minds and He is letting them do that. The churches are taking down their crosses, because they do not want to be reminded that there was a blood sacrifice. They have no excuse for their sins as they do these things, because that is one of the greatest sins that man can commit, to say there is no God. That is worse than a lot of degrading sins. There is no hope for somebody that does that. “And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.” It was filthy conversation then, just like it is in this hour. The scripture talks about jesting and such, which is all linked into the same category of language. It is not that you cannot say something funny. But whenever you make a joke of what God has made man and woman for, and these things become filthy and mockery of God, then that is wrong. That is foolish jesting. “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” Itis not even lawful, the deeds they did. They made a big play of it. They made a big play out of gay marriage. They made a big play out of being homosexual. It talks about their unlawful deeds. The government is responsible to bring forth in this land something that is pleasing unto God. Whenever it is not, it is just lawlessness. There are laws against adultery, there are laws against all these different things, but they are not adhered to because man does not want to hear about the things that are right. It said there would be a time when man would call wrong right and right wrong. We are living in that time here in America, as well as the rest of the world. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, (This is our promise. He knows how to close our ears, because you work around wicked people.
I remember working at Ford. Sometimes I would come upon my boss there at work and there would be something being said, a curse word or something, and the boss would say, “I am sorry Allen, I did not know you were there.” I respected that, even though the words had come out, I respected it. I never did tell him I was a preacher. I never did mention it. I never did tell him I was a Christian, but you do not have to do that. You have a light that shines unto a darkened world. If you use it right, it will put forth a glow unto those that work around you. They will recognize you, even when they laugh at you. I remember these men who did that to us back when Bro. Larry Wells become a Christian. I remember these men, they drank their beer and stuff, they came around where we were working and made fun of us. Some of them have already died. Four or five of them died at a young age. I remember meeting one of them as he was leaving work and we were coming in. He said, “Hello Christians”. Larry said, “Hello Sinner.” We laughed and went on. Do not let the world get to you because that is what they want. That is what the devil wants, for somebody to get to you. Just take it and go on.
It said “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” That is a long time to wait. If the millennium began today, then there would be a thousand years before the wicked people are judged. The wicked are in holding, waiting for judgement. Some of them are in hell already, some are in the grave, some are in the bottom of the ocean where the fish has eaten them up, and where they have become just a particle scattered along the ocean floor. But God knows how to get those particles together. He made man out of the dust of the earth and you cannot see a man in dust. You can go out there and look day and night, you will never see a man lying there that is just dirt. The thing about it is, God just took the dust of the earth. Why? Because he is going back to that. But God placed within him a living soul, that whenever he did die, then his soul would come back in another form. I do not mean in a form that you do not know, but he is coming back with a new body, he has taken away all the old parts, the parts that get old, and the parts that you lose. Just like my hair, it has all been numbered. God is going to bring that stuff back, you may not know me then. “But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, (He is still talking about Sodom, and the sin that was going on there. The uncleanness of the flesh.) and despise government. (We have never had it in America like it is today. Every punch these networks can say against Trump, they say it. It does not make any difference whether it is true or not. They despise governments. That is the way it was in Sodom. Lot, of course he was one of the officials of the city. He sat in the gate. He was an official there that somebody had voted in, if that is the way they did it. Anyway, he was one that sat in the gate. But there came a time, after all he had gone through, after all that he had heard, just like today, after all the jokes, after all the muck and mire he had heard, one day there were two men who came to visit him. They looked different. They looked like men, but they looked different. Here this bunch of reprobate men of the city came along. They were just like the people of San Francisco, Los Angeles and places like that, that have given themselves over to the flesh to do the things they do. The Bible calls it unlawful. I call it awful. But they enjoy that. “Give us more, give me more flesh, let me live the way I want to live,” they say. Get yourselves in line because there is something good coming if you will listen. You do not have to live the life of the world. There is enjoyment in being a Christian and being a child of God, there is an enjoyment in it that you will never find in the movie theater, or that you will never find at a ball game. Or anything else among this world. There is joy in being a child of God. “But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed.” They do not want to be told what to do. Young people, listen to your dad and mom, do not be self-willed. Do not be a knot head. When they speak, recognize it. Do not be ashamed of them. When you were little, they changed your diapers. They fed you. I noticed some of these brothers and sisters, they are very meticulous about what they feed their children. I noticed little Keziah from South Africa eating one piece of cereal, just one piece at a time. They were very patient with her, to give her what she wanted. That is love. That is love that has been shown to you through time. Show that love back. Let mom and dad know that you appreciate them. What I want us to see in these verses is how these are related to the Satan and what was going on before man was upon the earth. One time he was perfect in his day whenever God created him. He created him perfect, and he was so until iniquity entered in. Iniquity is lawlessness. So, he began to think, what can I do. But all his ideas were wrong. He could not look at the love of God that created him. He was not born, Lucifer was not born. No. He was created. He was created a spirit being just like Gabriel, just like Michael, created spirit beings. But one day something happened, it was his fault. If we go wrong, it is our fault.
Serpent’s Seed: The Work Of The Devil
I was thinking about what Bro. Jackson said concerning the Ice Age. He talked about how science found great numbers of animal petrified or frozen in the place they stood, buried in the earth. That is why God said, “Let the earth brought forth the creatures,” because they were already laying there. God did not have to make them again, He just had the restore their life. He did not have to make another great whale, He just thawed them out. He is still the Creator. He is still the one who put life back in them. The Neanderthal man was also and animal that God brought back. Bro. Branham said that Neanderthal man, the missing link, increased in knowledge, they became clever and subtle creatures, but they were still animals. Cain had that same animalistic instinct in him from his father. Cain passed on that animalistic nature to his offspring. They increased in knowledge. When the sons of God looked upon the daughters of men, what was it like? This whole generation was a generation that did not know God. Cain turned away from Him. He would rather live in Nod than he would in the presence of God, because he had turned that down. God reasoned with him. He talked with him. He told him how to be great. He told him how his brother would give reverence unto him. He told him that, but that was not good enough. He thought the blessings of God should come his way because of who he was. Because he was a part of his dad, and his dad had relations with Eve, the serpent. He is the missing link between man then, a missing like between him and what was before the Ice Age. God just resurrected him. He did not change. God did not make him a saint. He made him an animal. At first, he was alright, he was a servant of Adam. He was one of his helpers, along with the other animals. But then Satan began to manipulate him. He wanted to be great. He told Eve how to be great. It sounds like the same story. “Here you are down here, God said no, but I say yes.” So, he began to manipulate Eve’s mind. He began to put thinking in her, thoughts in her heart. It took a while, it was not all in one night. No, it took time. As he would get her away from Adam, because they were workers together, Adam and him and Eve, they were workers together. Adam was a beautiful being. Not any great giant of a person from lifting weights and all that, but he was a man that looked like a man. Eve, whenever she come forth, she looked like a woman. My watch quit running the other day, so I went to the mall to get a battery put in it. I saw two boys, one of them had long hair. It caught my eyes. As they walked by, they walked just like a woman. That is what Satan is after. He is trying to change the genes, it will not work. If you were ever born a man, you will never be a woman no matter how hard you try. Your body makeup, your bone structure is not the same. You cannot make it the same. You may walk like a woman, but inside there is a devil causing you to act like you do. I am talking about the world today. I am talking about the way it was with the serpent, the way it was whenever the daughters of men, the great parties they were having among themselves, out looking for somebody. They crossed the river. They crossed the Euphrates and came to Eden. The place is still there, but the presence of God is not there. Adam and Eve did not go anywhere, except God’s presence went, and then the angel of the Lord was there to keep them from taking part of the tree of life. Life went away, eternal life, which they could have had if they had taken the tree of life. It is taken away now, and it is going to take something to open a way up so they can get back to that tree of life. Let us read it in Genesis 3:15. “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, (This is pointing to Christ. They are going to become enemies. Enmity between thee and the woman…) and between thy seed and her seed; (talking to the serpent there) it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Bruise his heel, that was the cross. That evened it all out. If you have the Holy Ghost, you have taken part of the tree of life. You will never die because you are a part of God’s great family, which He purchased with His Son’s blood.
Let me go back to 2nd Peter 2:10. “But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.” Shame on the news organization. They are not news. “Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. But these, (Listen to what it says: they have lost their identity. They are no longer men. God does not even call them men. Peter does not call them men. But these…) as natural brute beasts, (back to the nature of the serpent they go, back to their daddy. Because it feels better. I remember when something bad was said in front of a lady and they blushed, their face turned red. I preached a sermon one time titled, They Have Lost Their Blush. They have lost their blush. Why? Because the world has settled in. But these, as natural brute beasts….) made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not.” They speak evil of the things that do not understand. Something ended in 2004 ½ because that ended the two days of Hosea 6:2. What are you going to do when you go past two? What are you going to do? Are going to be hanging out there in limbo? No. I tell you what they did, they moved it up. “The calendar is thirteen or fourteen years wrong,” they say. When Bro. Jackson preached that, he said the calendar may be a year or year and half off. But whenever he settled in, he said the crucifixion happened the 4th of April 33 A.D. Why was it? Because that was the only eclipse that the scientists say fell at that time. Whenever Jesus was crucified, when it became midday, what happened? God shut the lights off.
When I was working at Ford; a fellow was using big guns to staple bolts to hold the springs on the body, on the frame. They were large bolts. Another man and I worked the same spot on the line. It was my job to relieve him and do the job while he was on a break. He always had trouble with his gun. Nothing ever satisfied him. So, he called maintenance to get them to come and fix it. They came to fix it while I was there and they told me, “We are not going to do anything to it, we will wait until he gets here to see if this is where he wants it, where it will go up and down easier.” The gun weighed two hundred pounds. Finally, he came back. The two maintenance men were standing there, waiting on him. He came up and got hold of it, moved it back and forth and said, “Oh that is fine, that is just the way I wanted it.” One man said something to him, and he began to stammer and stutter. You have two eyes and two ears but only one mouth, God meant for you to see with two eyes and hear with two ears, but He just gave you one mouth to be able to speak. See? God has given us ears, He has given us eyes. Eyes for what? For reading His word. Ears for hearing His spirit. He is a living God. “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.” What is He saying? If you live that lifestyle that they are living, you probably will die young. They perish in their own corruption. “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.” Sure, there was an Ice Age, and a creation that came before it. The devil had manipulated their genes to make the animals big. Why did he make them big? Because he likes big fights, more brutal. Not calm beasts, but brute beasts. Those are the kind of beasts Satan wants. The more brutal the better, that is what he wants. “Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; (You can cease from sin, but they cannot.) beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.” God spoke to Balaam. God talked to him, but he had an agenda, it was to get earthly gain. “But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, (Once there was an old man out west. A fellow from the east came to visit him. He looked up and saw the clouds and said “Oh, it is going to rain! It is going to rain!” The man from the west had been around and studied it all the time. He looked up and said “No, that is just a bunch of empties.” Just a bunch of empties. People of this world are listening to empty vessels. Wells without water.) clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” He is talking of people. This is hard. But I am prone to listen to men that knew God. Peter knew God. He was in the upper room with the other apostles, waiting. I know he received something because he came out of that upper room saying, “These are not drunk as you suppose, but this is that which was spoken of by the prophet.” He preached his message. I do not know how long it lasted, we have part of it recorded in the Book of Acts. But we got the good part of it. Whenever those Jewish people, from the sixteen nations listed there, heard them speak in their own language wherein they lived they were amazed. The ones speaking in their own language were a bunch of dumb Galileans, as far as education is concerned. All they knew how to talk to was fish. They did not know another language, but then they began to speak in other languages. Whenever they did, the Jews from the nations heard them. But the Jews from Jerusalem said, these are just drunk. But they listened to the message, they listened to the full message. Whenever they did, they said, “Men and brethren, what must we do?” Did Peter say go sprinkle yourself with water. No. Repent, and be immersed, baptized. If you baptize something you are not sprinkling water on it. Baptize it. They have different brands of detergents that are supposed to take away all the germs. I do not know if it does or not, but I know one thing, the blood of Jesus Christ takes away all the germs, the germs of sin and all. Men and brethren, what must we do in order to be saved? Peter said, “Repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sin. This is not only for you, but it is for them that are afar off.” He had something to say to us. This is for them that are afar off, from South Africa, Norway, Kentucky, and Georgia. It is for us all, whatever country or nation we come from. God put out a message by an old fisherman, that a few days before that had cursed and swore and denied the Lord. But he began to speak. You could tell he had been cleaned up inside. Something happened to Peter. He is not the same old boy. He is not afraid of anybody, bring them on, come on, all of you. Come on along and walk with me, I am on my way, Praise God, I am on my way to Canaan land. We are just about there, we are just about to that city. One of these days’ gravity is going to lose its hold on us and we are going to get a quick change of clothes in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. Nobody will see the change, it will just happen. Before you could count off one second, it will happen: the twinkling of an eye. Just like a bat of your eye, that is how quick it is going to happen. Praise God! He is doing something in our midst to show himself, to show His love for us and the grace that He has given. I have talked about these things. “For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty; they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world (See? It shows they had that opportunity, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world…) through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them that the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened (He says, but it has happened.) unto them according to the true proverb, the dog has turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
Thou Shalt Be Brought Down To Hell
Next I want to look at parts of this subject which are related to the end time, and dealing with the coming of the Lord, and our gathering together unto Him. That is the time when the lake of fire comes into the picture. Some people have confused the picture of the coming Christ and the rapture. Some people have changed their mind about what that scripture means, when one time they knew what was right. It is just proving that if man does not get his act together and if he does not go along with the word and the revelation of truth, then somewhere his feet are going to be cut out from under him. He will have nothing to stand on, and that is what is happening now, so many people are so confused and think that they are right. There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of it is destruction. The destruction I am talking about may be their ministry is destroyed, maybe something more severe than that. If we do and say things that are not scriptural, then we have nothing to stand on. In dealing with this, I have dealt with the Ice Age and have dealt with the prehistoric world, to be able explain some things. I praise the Lord that we can look back and see there is evidence of it. We are looking at the evidence of what went on in the prehistoric age, to be able to come to a conclusion that something happened in a past age because of Satan’s rebellion against God. Let me go to Isaiah 14:7. “The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.” So, we see a time of peace there. That time of peace is coming. When it comes, something is going to happen to Satan. “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us? (It is talking about Satan.) Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! (This is telling that he was one of the early angels, a son of the morning, so it would be the very beginning of daylight. We know according to the word of God that a day begins at sunset. But here it says the son of the morning. After things have been created, and time has waited, then we see that Lucifer comes on the scene. Millions of years may have passed before he came on the scene. As we look at this, we see the earth was to a point where there is some sort of life upon it. Whenever that time came, then we find that Lucifer was there. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: (In other words, he has exalted his throne above the angels of God, the stars of God.) I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” See? By this time, now you have clouds in creation. So you see really, he is given space on earth, because God made it to be that way. “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” He jumps all the way down to the end of time, whenever time runs out, whenever he is judged there in the great white throne judgment. This is after the Millennium. “They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; (speaking of Satan) That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” See? It is explaining there just who he is and what he has done to the kingdoms of the world, even in our time.
Return of Christ and His Bride
I wanted to read that, now we will go to Matthew 24:72. I have some things I want to say about this. This is something that the religious world does not understand because they link it all together and they do not know what they are talking about whenever they are speaking here, because the religious world’s thinkers now believe the church will pass through the tribulation. So, they are planning to go through seven years of tribulation. Bro. Branham said a man does not put his wife through tribulation before they get married. No, it is a love affair. That is exactly what it is here. We find that in the book of Revelation. Bro. Branham said the book of Revelation was God’s love letter to the church. No wonder they cannot understand it, because it is not given to them to understand. If you feel funny about what I am saying concerning this, then you just listen, just wait and you will see. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” That is going to be for the Bride. “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” There is not going to be a carcase at the end of the tribulation. I want to go on over here a little further in the 38th verse. “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Now listen to these next verses. These verses hook up to 27 and 28. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” This other one is left; it does not mean that they are altogether sinners. One taken, which is a Bride person, and the other one left, which can be someone, maybe in the great multitude or in the foolish virgins. They could be, but they do not have to be. They could just be entirely lost. But it shows these two are working together in a field, but only one is a believer. Just as it is with you at work. I remember Bro. Jackson going over this and he mentioned my name. He said, “Maybe Bro. Allen would go on break and then would not reappear, they would wonder what happened to him”. “Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Now if we were going to the end of the tribulation, we would know exactly the hour. We are a wise people. We would know that seven years is up. You can mark the seven years from the time the treaty is signed between the beast and Israel. The beast is not Islam. I do not care what these preachers say. It is going to be a treaty between the Muslims and the Jews. It is not, it never has been, and it never will be, because the Muslims were not on the scene at the time this was mentioned. So do not let somebody put something in your head that is not there. You are better off to listen to a ministry that has got in touch with God and is telling you the truth. You might say, well you are just bragging on yourself. No, I am bragging on the word of God that He has revealed unto us at this hour. I will not give that up, not for anybody will I give that up, because it is the truth. Then we go on down to verse 29: why would we be watching if we already knew what day it would be. In other words He is saying that something is coming, and you have to spiritually watch for, not with your eyes, but as you see the things developing as it was in the days of Noah, then you will know it is close. Then as you go to the 17th chapter of Luke, then you will find as it was in the days of Lot. You see two different settings there. As he speaks of Lot’s day, he does not say that they were marrying and giving in marriage. No, they had a different lifestyle. In Matthew it only mentions Noah, but in Luke he mentions Noah and Lot. So, there is a difference there because they were not marrying, they were living a lifestyle of homosexuality. That condition will also be present. Verse 29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” The powers of the atmospheric heaven are going to be shaken at that time. “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (I remember Bro. Jackson going over that. He said there will be a twenty-four-hour revolution of the earth, to where all mankind will see that sign in the heavens, they will all see Christ coming back. Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man…) in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, (Why would they mourn? Because something is missing, something is missing in their lives. Now they will have to give account for what they have missed in their life. They shall mourn…) and they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” When He comes back for His church, He is not seen. It is like lightening. But here is a revolution of the earth going around, and the tribes of the earth shall see Him. “And He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, (The elect that He is talking about would be foolish virgins and the great multitude. These are His elect at this time, because in verse 27 and 28 His Bride has already left. They were taken as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Where is He going to find his church? For wheresoever the carcase (which is the word) that is where the eagles, (bride people) will be. We live in the eagle age. We see that in Revelation 4, the flying eagle, which is appointed for this age of time, which started out under the ministry of William Branham, and leading on until the day the Lord takes His church away, right on until the time when the seven thunders sound. That will end the message for the church when the thunders sound. Then He returns to the Jews, because that is the last message the Bride will get. So, from the time that the thunders receive the message until the time that every saint of God hears, then that is the time span of the seven thunders. The rapture is not going to happen just immediately when the thunders sound, because it has got to sound to those Bride people. This will be the last message.
“He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds from one end of heaven to the other.” That is all the people that have died under persecution and other circumstances during the tributlation, that did not make up the Bride, but they were saved people. Let look at what disasters hit the earth at this time. Let us go to Revelation 6:12. It brings a little bit more out. “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, (The sixth seal is known. We know what the sixth seal is. He said I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal…) and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” Now we know what that is. This happens at the endtime. Let’s read that verse again. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. See? That is the time of the end. There is not another time that it is like that. “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, (This is meteorites. On a trips I took to Arizona I visited a great crater. It was something like two or three hundred feet deep. It was all in a mound, circular, about a quarter of a mile or more across, where a meteorite is. It is still laying there. It hit that part of the world. The evidence is there. It is a place that you can see. I never saw anything like that before, but I wanted to see it. It was something to see because it was like a pond that had been dug out, but it piled up around the edges to where you had to go over an embankment to get to it. This will be happening over the earth at the time of the end. The stars of heaven fell unto the earth…) even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” So, there are going to be a lot of them. I know they are worried about Hawaii now. They had an earthquake and a great lava flow is spewing up out of the ground. But that is nothing compared to what it will be like at the end of the tribulation. It says the islands will flee away. “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” It is going to be such a terrible thing. How in the world do animals and people live in something like that? You have the sheep people that are going to live through that. How do they survive that? God. God will protect His own. That is the only way. That is the only way the animals can live. So, the destruction is no going to be completely over everything, but it says the cities of the nation shall fall. They will just crumble. New York City and places like that where there has been so much evil. Chicago they are going to be gone. Those big tall buildings are going to fall to the ground. God has a way of protecting those that are His, that are to make up the sheep people at that time. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.” I do not want to get too graphic on this. “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” See? Christ is not that wonderful looking shepherd at this time. It said the wrath. Hide us from the face of Him that sitteth upon the throne. In Matthew he said the tribes of the earth would see the son of man coming in the clouds. This lets us connect these two settings together. I will read that again. “And said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of his wrath (his wrath) is come; and who shall be able to stand?” That is a question there. Who shall be able to stand? Only those sheep people. There will not be anything else survive by the time he is through judging it all. Now I want to go to Revelation 19:17. “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; (I remember Bro. Jackson telling me about a certain preacher that preached here years ago. He said that this angel was Bro. Branham. How foolish can man get!) and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.” In other words, He is inviting the birds, the vultures to come and dine on what is left. Of course, there will be animals that do the same thing. “And I saw the beast, (Now the beast is that European system, the ten nations of Europe. Of course, there are others that make up the body. I think they have twenty-seven that are joined into that European system today. But only ten of them represent that head, like Germany, France, Spain. There are only ten of them. Because these are the ones that will be making the decisions for the rest of the body. The body spreads far to the east. It goes across the Middle East into those places. So, we look at this in that way. And I saw the beast…) and the kings of the earth, (which would be those ten kings) and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” This army is the Bride of Jesus Christ. I will show you that.
Cast Alive Into A Lake of Fire
Let me go back to Revelation 19:11. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; (Heaven just spread open for John to see that. He sees the heaven opened.) and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, (That is showing His anger. I just read where it said, “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb.” That is showing the anger in His eyes. You do not want that. You do not want God to be angry at you. Jesus Christ went through a lot of things for us so we could escape this wrath, that we could be pardoned from our own unrighteous ways to serve the living God. He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire…) and on his head were many crowns; (Because He is now the King of the nations.) and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: (It does not mean He had on a bloody garment, but what does it mean? It means He is going to take vengeance.) and his name is called The Word of God. (Which goes back to John 1.) And the armies which were in heaven followed him (Armies which were in heaven, See? How can the armies which are in heaven be here on earth to go through the tribulation, how can they, and be with Him in heaven, but still be on the earth? The Bible makes sense. Man makes no sense. The armies which were in heaven: that is Bride people, just see what they are wearing. Followed him…) upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, (which goes back to verse 7, the Bride is wearing the fine linen.) white and clean. (Exactly as in verse 7.) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” So, you see here why He had many crowns. “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” His army is the Bride of Jesus Christ. That is His army. Are they going to be fighting with swords? No. This happens just as Armageddon is wrapping up. The beast system has defeated the eastern nations. Then the devil is so stupid at that time, that he turns his attention to fight the armies of heaven. It will not be much of a fight. See what happens here. “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet (That is spirits, that is not individuals. That is the spirits that drove the false prophet and the beast.) that wrought miracles before him, (This connects to Revelation 13 and Daniel 11.) with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Do you know what they said on the news concerning this volcano in Hawaii? Everything was being polluted around where this volcano has erupted. They said sulphuric ash was coming out of that, which is very dangerous. This is exactly what this verse is talking about. That is brimstone. We see here the beast and false prophet were cast into the lake of fire, that is the demonic spirits on them, and these two are the first ones to be cast into the lake of fire. The first spirits to be placed there. We find in chapter 20 that Satan is also going to be cast in there, but that will not happen to him until the Millennium has ended, which will be one thousand years after these two have been cast into the lake of fire. “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, (We read, “out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword”, here it says the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse. So the sword is His word. All He and his Bride has to do at this time is speak the word and it is as a sword. The Word of God is a sword.) which sword proceed out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
Not Since Men Were Upon The Earth
I want to show you what is going on on the earth at this time, when the wrath of God is being poured out on the earth, because when it is all finished, we will find the lake of fire is there. Let me go back to Revelation 16:17. “And the seventh angel (The events here with this seventh vial angel are the same as the events of the seventh trumpet, and the sixth seal, and what we read in Matthew 24 when Christ returns.) The seventh angel…) poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.” No more waiting, it is done. According to Daniel 12, this period of wrath being poured out on the earth lasts for thirty days. Thirty days is God’s judgment upon this earth before it begins to calm down. That is where it says the mountains will fall. The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air, and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, it is done. “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: (See how these verses all fit together, describing the great judgement to strike this earth.) and great Babylon (Babylon is confusion. That is Rome. That is where that Catholic system has its seat of power. Bro. Glen was in the army during World War II. He said they had taken all the places in Rome except for the Vatican. They were demanded of their general, do not touch the Vatican, because it was counted off limits to do anything to the Vatican, because the pope’s authority was rising, it was not yet restored, but it was coming back in 1945. Since then the Pope’s power has came back very strong. It was seen as dead for over a century of time, but then it came back to life, just as the scripture said. “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men..” Since men. There were mighty earthquakes back before men were on the earth. Back in the time when Satan rebelled against God. There are still gaps in the earth that show what happened. But it says, since men, since six thousand years. There has been nothing like this earthquake since prehistoric times. “There were voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nation’s fell.”
Cities of the nations. That is what I was saying earlier. These great towers and things that man has put so much emphasis on. Whenever the two towers in New York fell, they said let us build mightier, let us build bigger. They built that tower up there and then they could not even go into it because of the rats. Rats had infested that new building to where they had to get rid of the rats before they could move in. Of course, they did not get rid of all of them. And great Babylon…) came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.” That is the false church. He is going to destroy the city which has been off limits. God will not stand for that stuff, that Catholic system. And the other systems that are acquainted with it, in the 17th chapter. “And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.” See? He made this to where the mountains would look like a plain. This is all going to be leveled out, God is going to cause it to blow, and the islands are going to flee away. Every island fled away. The Canary Islands has already split from an earthquake. They say that at any time part of it could fall off. Whenever it does, it will sweep over New York City. Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. “And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: (Which is seventy-five to ninety pounds. Think about it. That would knock a hole in your roof. God has His ice making machine ready. Whenever that time comes, these tornadoes and all, they will swirl up big chunks of ice. Down in Kentucky in 1974 I believe it was, there was hailstones that went through the roofs of people’s houses, they were as big as dinner plates. They just came right through their roof. These in the end time will be must larger. Every stone about the weight of a talent…) and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”
Let’s go back to Revelation 14:14. “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, (This one said like unto the Son of man. This is Jesus in angelic form sitting upon this cloud, because Jesus is with the Bride at this time. There is a period of time there, some believe it will be about seven years that Jesus is taking His Bride out. It will be that long or close to t hat.) “I looked and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” (What is a sickle? It is something that you use to reap a crop. And another angel came out of the temple…) crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.” Now this occurs just before Armageddon happens. This reaping is of the 144,000. Because this whole chapter down to verse 13 is speaking of the ministry of the 144,000 that is called out by the two prophets. Here they are, and He is reaping the harvest of the earth. The harvest here would be the 144,000 because you see them as you go back, you see them in heaven. They had a song to sing before the throne, and only they knew the song. I will go on to the 17th verse. “And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.” Another angel having a sharp sickle. “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.” This is not the same setting. In the frist, Christ was reaping, sitting on the cloud, reaping that 144,000 just before the end comes. This second setting is of another angel that came out from the altar, which had power over fire, and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe. This second setting is getting ready for God’s judgment. Because you see it here in the last two verses. “And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” See? This one has wrath, the other one had no wrath. “And the winepress was trodden without the city, (which would be the city of Jerusalem) and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” Which is like a hundred and sixty miles. That is not all going to be that deep, but there will be slews of blood that will go to the horse bridle, where is this deep. Because of all the armies getting together there, as it says in chapter 19.
As we are looking at these things, we see the time coming just before us. We see in chapter 20, which I will go over at another time, where Satan is given another space of time to fulfill his last purpose. But the spirits that come with the beast and with the false prophet, those spirits are cast into the lake of fire. So, you see the lake of fire is opened at the end of the Millennium. I have went over these scriptures to give you a picture of the great upheaval that is happening during this period of time, and we see when it comes to an end that these two are cast into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is already here at the beginning of the Millennium, which is important. Because we know that somewhere God is going to turn this inferno, which is spewing up in Hawaii and other places, He is going to turn this into a lake of fire. It is not on some other planet. It is not something that is coming. It is already here. The scripture says God will destroy the works of man. I was watching a program the other day on television. They were showing the burning of sagebrush out west, for the new growth to come in. They were setting the fields on fire. It was a controlled burn. God is going to burn this earth with a control burn. It is not going to be everywhere. It is going to be where the cities are, it is going to be where things have happened that God is going to destroy.
… continued in the next edition.