Preached September 16–26, 2018
Bro. Allen ended the last edition in Romans 8 speaking about how we are joint heirs with Christ, and also looking at the 144,000. He is picking up here where he left off.
Joint Heirs With Christ
This is one thing Bro. William Branham talked about. He went into the Eternal Age whenever he was preaching this. This speaks of the Eternal Age, after the Bride has already done her work. Then her ruling and reigning will not be necessary to the extent it is in the Millennium, because everything has come to a halt, all sin, the curses. The curses are all gone, but the curse to the serpent, he still eats the bugs from the dust of the earth. Why would not people see that, as they look into Isaiah 65, why would not they see that? The serpent will still eat the dust of the earth, so it is bugs and worms, things like that is what he is talking about.
I will go back to Romans again to read over that which I was on. Those verses I read is what will determine our eternal abode. 14th verse, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” He is making a distinction there, as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God now. That means daughters too. It is Christ living in us, He is the man living within us. “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; (That is talking about the Holy Ghost. Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear…) but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, (That means God has reached down to go through things in our life, to get us to regulate ourselves to where if we are led by the Spirit of God, then we are the sons of God. Not will be, we are. He is looking at that in the present tense. For ye have not the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption….) whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” He is our Father. This is a distinction. He is not only God, but He is our Father. The same one that created the heavens and the earth, the stars, that put the world into existence. Whenever sin got so bad, as I was talking about it , about the devil, that was the beginning of sin. It said that he was a liar from the beginning, which means it was early on in creation. He was a liar from the beginning. So he had that in him, which always lasted from that time on. He is always sticking against God’s will and purpose, as it is recorded in Ezekiel, and when you go into Isaiah. You see there that he was the angel, the early angel, whenever he was created, he was one of the early. Only three angels names are mentioned, which is Lucifer, which was created along with the other two angels, Michael and Gabriel. Those three are the only names of the angels that were mentioned. If you remember Hannah when she was there praying to God for a child, she prayed and God sent an angel after awhile. He came to meet with her. She begged him to wait until she could go get her husband. She went to get her husband and he came and asked him his name. He does not tell whose his name is. Those are the only three that are mentioned, but we find that Satan as in the early part of the creation whenever God had created things. He created angels first to worship Him. He created the serpent, which was not the serpent at that time, but it was Lucifer. He created him at that time to worship Him, which he did for a time, until he elevated himself as one equal unto God, that is what he was trying to be. He is still trying to be that, but there will be a day come in the middle of the week that he is going to realize, this is it, it is all over. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, (That is what I went over , to wit, the Spirit itself bears witness with our inner being. This is where our life comes from. God gave us that at birth. God breathed in each one of us. Of course they would like to say it was the doctor when he whacked you, but that wasn’t what gave you life. It just made you gasp for what was already there. It gave you life. So whenever He did, then He put a spirit within you, and the spirit within you was the spirit of man, that you had been born with, but you had not been born again. So he is talking here of the new birth. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit….) that we are the children of God.” See? It doesn’t any longer mention sons of God, it says children of God, that includes both man and woman and young people that have given themselves unto the Lord. “And if children, then heirs; (if we are children, then we are heirs of God.) heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; (That is putting us into the place where Bro. Jackson was talking that He will be our elder brother in the Eternal Age.) if so be that we suffer with him, (Ridiculed and all that. Jesus was reviled but He reviled not again. Sometimes we take things too personal and let it get under our skin if we do not watch. We have got to realize what Jesus did for us. It was a deliverance from our own free will that God had given us. He delivered us from that unto a new person, which is Christ living in us. If Christ is living within us, then we need to act like Christ, be Christ-like. If so be that we suffer with Him…) that we may be also glorified together.” With Him, together with Him, we are going to be glorified together. If we overcome everything that is against us in our life.
Woman of Revelation 12
I will go to Revelation 12:5. “And she brought forth a man child.” That is not necessarily Mary, she was the carrier of the child to Israel. It is really Israel’s child. She happened to be the one to carry the child the nine months. She became the incubator to bear the child that was to save the world, to save those that would believe. She brought forth a man child, if you go on up to the 1st verse, and there appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun. See? That is the Jews. Why would the Jews be covered with the sun? It is no longer the Law, because you see it says, and the moon, which would be the Law, under her feet. So you have the sun, if you go back into the book of Malachi you will see it talks about the sun rising with healing in His wings. You find she is carrying this child, but he puts this first when really it is last, whenever he puts it there. I know they try to make 2015 or 2016, whenever it was, you had the whole world talking about that, and the Lord is going to come back when this eclipse happened. It was a sign alright, but it did not mean that Jesus was coming back then. Because things have to be fulfilled. People get their notions wrong whenever they are looking at something, they look at it in man’s spirit, not God’s Spirit. 1st verse, “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” That is Israel. “And she being with child (that is Israel, which Mary carries it, as I said before) cried, travailing in birth, and painted to be delivered.” Remember how Israel was at the time that Christ was born. The pains that they were going through from the Roman kingdom, they were going through something like birth pains as a nation. Because they were shut out of their country, except they were allowed to come back in by the Romans. They had no life of their own, it was all designated by the Roman kingdom. “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” That is talking about Rome. “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman (which was Israel) which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” They did not know immediately. He was close to two years old when Herod heard about Him. He was close to that age whenever the three wise men from the east came, because they did not come to see the baby, they came to see the child. “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” See? It goes all the way to His death and resurrection. This was what it was all about, and it was Rome that really killed Him. The Jews were the ones that OK’d it, but it was the Roman that did it. It goes all the way to the middle of the week from this. “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, (It will already be ready at the middle of the week. So it has to be a place of safety for her to be able to go to at the middle of the week.) that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” Which is three and one half years, she will be there for the period of three and one half years. So what happens? If she is there twelve hundred and sixty days, she will already be there at her place by the prophets message that they have spoken. Because Israel is not going to be under direct rule of the Roman kingdom, because the beast is still not let loose on Israel. He is there, he is there for the seven years, but the thing that happens, the two prophets, whenever some kind of disturbance comes against them, they will call fire down from heaven or plagues, whatever is needed to take care of the situation. “And there was war in heaven: (In the middle of the week) Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” The dragon is Rome, seven heads and ten horns. The dragon here is Rome. He fought, and his angels, it is fallen angelic beings that is coming with Satan to fight against those that are to leave during that three and one half years, as I went over that . “And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” So that is when the devil come down. He says this three different times in this chapter. He prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven, the angels, their place. “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.” See? He brings in the angels again. They were all cast out of heaven, they no longer have that lofty position where the Bride will go. They are taken away from that. “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: (See? He goes further here, he goes into the Millennium as he is looking at it here. But really this other part takes three and one half years. After he is cast out, it is three and one half years. I hope you are getting this. 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 (which would be Jews, the accuser of our brethren…) is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” See? This is who he is talking about. He is talking about the Jewish remnant and the foolish virgins. You see that in this next verse. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, (which is Gentiles, if you go to the 16th chapter you find them dying. You go into the 15th chapter, you find there they are upon the sea of glass. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb…) and by the word of their testimony; (the word of their testimony is Jews) and they loved not their lives unto the death.” To the death, as explained in the 14th chapter.
I will go there for a minute since I mentioned it: Revelation 14:6, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel (which is to the 144,000) to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, (This angel is saying with a loud voice. In other words, it is going to be a loud voice that is coming out from these 144,000, which distinguishes them, that it is not just preachers. They have a word to say and it must be something important, that is why it says a loud voice. Saying with a loud voice….) Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: (The hour of His judgment which is the great tribulation.) and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, (Which goes to the 18th chapter, back into the 17th chapter. There followed another angel saying Babylon is fallen….) is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” The 17th chapter, she made the nations drink of that. Like I have said, the news people are on different sides whenever it comes to the news, but they are on the same side whenever it comes to Rome. Just like the Gestapo, those people. All those people really had their funerals in the Catholic system. Take the denominational churche, they are sending everybody to heaven, no matter what they have done they are sending them there because they are getting money out of it. It is that filthy lucre they desire. “And the third angel followed them, (which is the message of this 144,000) saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast (There is no angel speaking, but there are angels speaking to that 144,000, they have a witness, an angel witness with them, to tell them what to do. If any man worship the beast….) and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, (What is it talking about, the wine of the wrath of God? It tells you on down there as it goes on to talk about the winepress.) which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; (In other words, it is without mixture, meaning there is everything in it. It has not been separated like you would separate grapes. That is all they had whenever they stamped the juice out of them. They got in a barrel-like, and kept on until they got the juice out. I hope they had washed their feet. But it is not going to make any difference anyway, because that wine, whenever it does it’s work, it is going to get all the evil out of it. This is what God is doing here. He is getting rid of the evil that the devil has put upon man. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation….) and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” This goes all the way into eternity. He reaches into eternity here, which will be in the heart of the earth. “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is te patience of the saints: (Here is the patience of the saints.) here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” It goes back to Jews and foolish virgins again. “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: (He goes back to the middle of the week there. I may be going back and forth quite a bit here, but that is what happens. I heard the voice from heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, starting in the middle of the week, as I read the verses before this, of what is going to happen to those that receive the mark of the beast. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth…) Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; (In other words, they are going to welcome death, because this is their escape from the punishment that is being brought upon them. You see the punishment that is brought upon them there in the 25th chapter of Matthew. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours….) and their works do follow them.”
Sheep & Goats
If we go back to Matthew 25, we can read the second part of this. This is the explanation of it. Here He is congratulating the ones here that have been patient and have taken care, and have feed whoever they could in their dilemma of the foolish virgins and the Jewish people that have been trapped by the serpent. They have done all they could in order, from the goodness of their heart. God has moved upon them, but they have not yet received the Holy Ghost. God has moved on them, because they do not even know why this has happened to them. They do not know why they get this inheritance that they have, to be able to live through all the tribulation they have and go into that Millennium. Verse 37, “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee and hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink?” They did not do it for any purpose. They are even questioning God, when did we do this? They did not know what they were doing was the right thing for them to do. They did not know that they were sheep people. They had no idea that they were sheep people, but they were. “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” They stood up for the right in time of trouble. “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” See? It goes to the final judgment there, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye (turned your nose upon me. Turned your nose at it. I am giving you my thought there, and I do not have a new version of the Bible either. I was a stranger and ye….) took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.” They had the opportunity. They had every bit of the opportunity as the others who did that, but they did not care, they did not listen. Oh, who wants to help them, maybe they are getting what they deserve, that was their attitude. That is the attitude of man, most of the people upon this earth today. The attitude is, who cares. Who cares what happens to them in North Carolina. I care. I am just illustrating here. I do care, I do not know them, do not know any of them unless it would be in the mountains where some of my people still are. We have had brothers, I do not know if they are still living or not, that were from there. “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, nor naked, or sick, and in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” See? He takes upon himself that very same attitude that He died with. Because you did it not unto the least of these my brethren. It do not even mean that the others saved these peoples lives, but they were a comfort by the goodness of their hearts, they were a comfort. “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” See the difference in that verse? Everlasting punishment, which means a period of time when it will be all over for them. These shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal. Let us go on.
Israel in the Millennium
I want to go to Isaiah 60. This is talking of the Jews when they are brought back to rebuild the temple. The Bride will still be here at this time. Verses 10-12. “And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, (I remember very well when Bro. Jackson said it would be like people from China. He said they will understand whenever that revival comes because there are people who are part Jews that are Chinese, scattered all over the world. There are Jews in Iran. There are Jews in India. They are a scattered group, as God said He would do unto the Jewish people, that He would scatter them to all nations. That is where He is going to gather them from. The sons of strangers shall build up thy walls…) and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.” Somewhere in time God is going to put in the heart of kings to minister to the Jewish people, things of their goods, of their money and all. It said the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls. “Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; (This is the beginning after they have opened up Israel, after Israel has won this war. When they do, then thy gates shall be open continually. They cannot do it now. They caught an Arab the other day trying to cut a fence in Israel. Their fences are electrified to where if they are messed with, then they have outposts all along there. We saw some of the outposts when we were there. They have an outpost, that whenever something is done to that fence, they have one fence here, and then there is another over here. I do not know if they are electrified or not, for shocking, but there are messages that come from them to the outposts. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually….) they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, (What is it talking about there, the forces of the Gentiles? It is talking about the goods. It is not talking about armies. They do not need that, they have already defeated all these people around about them, the Arab people. As well as you go all the way into Egypt, then you go all the way up through Syria. Syria, according to the 17th chapter of Isaiah, Damascus Syria will just be rubble. You see the trouble that is going on there now in that place. I do not know why they do not go in, well, Russia has so much to do in there, is one thing. But I have said, I do not know why they do not just go in there and get Assad out of the way now. Because he is going to be gone, and all that bunch. Because Damascus is the main city of Syria, but it is going to be rubble according to the 17th chapter of Isaiah, 1st verse. Thy gates shall be open continually, they shall not be shut day nor night, that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles….) and that their kings may be brought.” They are going to have a big visitation just before the Bride leaves here. There are going to be some mighty works that will be done because that temple is going to be built before the Bride leaves. The two prophets will be on the scene. Whenever they are, then the Bride of Jesus Christ is going to know about it. I believe somewhere the Bride is going to have something to do with these two prophets before the Bride leaves here, according to the working of the Spirit of God in former days that we have witnessed, through the prophet and on through Bro. Jackson’s ministry, that we have been able to look at. “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.” Their economy is going to be gone. God is going to waste much of the Middle East after this happens. Because that is when Ezekiel 38 and 39 happens. That is going to take a big slew of people out of the way. I want to go on to the 65th chapter now. When we look at this 65th chapter of Isaiah, this goes from a certain time in history all the way into the Eternal Age. Verse 17, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” This preparation of the heavens and the earth will be going on during the Millennium. Then after the Millennium is over, then God is going to get rid of all the curses and everything. There will be no more sin. That is why this is saying, God creates new heavens and a new earth. Because there will be no more sickness, there will be no more dying. Death will flee away, as Revelation 21 talks about it there. We find this is all gone. He says here, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered nor come into mind. All that the devil has done, of course he is tied up during the Millennium, but then he is loosed at the end of the Millennium. Whenever this happens, then God is going to wipe him out and put him into the lake of fire, even before he has the final judgment, as it says in Revelation, that he will be placed in there with the false prophet and with the beast. Then the devil will be placed in there just before the final judgment takes place. “But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping (Remember that, the voice of weeping. Revelation 21 tells you the same thing. The voice of weeping….) shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.” See? You have people that enter into that Eternal Age, in Revelation 21 it said God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. That is part of the new heaven and new earth. Because all the former things will be gone. “There shall be no more thence an infant of days, (This goes back to the Millennium, there shall be no more thence an infant of days….) nor an old man that hath not filled his days: (See? The aging part that I talked about before will be gone. There will be no more aging. After the Millennium is over, there will be no more aging because you are living in God’s universe. All the earth will be clean during the Millennium. There shall be no more an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days. In another place it talks about them being old, leaning upon their staff.) for the child shall die an hundred years old; (which is in the Millennium, as it talks about it in Zechariah,) but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.” This is somebody, which I will not repeat again, that I have mentioned before how mean that man is, even unto those that are children of those sheep people. They still have to be dealt with by God. They do not have the Holy Ghost. They have to be dealt with by God. Whenever God’s dealing will come, it will be through the Bride of Jesus Christ. It talks about this, if a man prophesies, then it is placed upon the mother and father to get rid of that child. We look at that as being a hard thing here, but the Bride of Jesus Christ is going to rule and reign in that time when the judgment will be placed upon the one. What is it doing? It is getting rid of the sinner as it goes. But God gives them a hundred years to live, to straighten their lives up. But it calls them an infant of days, which would be like one day out of ten. Because you have the thousand years. Somewhere in that time, they will be given a chance to live a hundred years, then judgment will be placed upon them. Because God has given them that long. They will be like a ten year old boy. They will be grown, but in age-like, there will be no more seventy or eighty year old people that have become old, because it even calls them infants yet. “And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree (Millennium people, for as the days of a tree…) are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.” See? It shows there the birth of children in the Millennium. Their offspring with them, in other words the offspring of the sheep people that go into the Millennium. “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: (Then he goes on into the Eternal Age.) and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.” There will be no more, as you go into that Eternal Age. The serpent’s meat, God is never defeated. The devil has tried to defeat God, but He is never defeated because He is going to have that serpent, even though he has lost his arms and legs, he is still the only thing there that will be cursed yet. Because of what he did there in the garden. He is going to live, but he is going to live in his troubled condition.
Unto A Perfect Man
There is one verse in Ephesians that I want to look at. I know this has all been gone over and over at different times, but there is one verse in that 4th chapter, the 13th verse. “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” So he is talking about there, there is a measurement, till we all come into the unity. The Godhead there, twenty or thirty years ago, we thought everybody understood it. But Bro. Jackson said that this was one of the last things that would be revealed. I realize within the last four or five years, as I and my brothers here, and I am sure Bro. Kurt also spoken many times about the Godhead. But there was not a knowledge of the Godhead, it shows whenever we begin to preach on the Godhead, that different ones fell away because they did not believe it. There was no intention on my part when I first preached that, knowing what certain people knew or what they were talking about, or what they were looking at, or reading or listening to, whenever they began to hear the truth of it, then they could no longer stand with it. Today, because of that, then you see that some have fell away concerning that. Because the knowledge of the Son of God is different than just knowing the Son of God, is different than the knowledge, because you grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a knowledge that goes along with it to help you understand what the meaning of this is. This was all I wanted to speak about in that. I have some more scriptures up here . There are certain things, the message last night, I appreciate what I heard very much. I do know one thing, it goes further, there is going to be perfection. You have heard that, you have heard it here. There will be perfection in the body of Christ. Ephesians 5 tells you that. Chapter 5 will tell you that, as well as other scriptures will tell you. We have got to shed off the old man and put on the new man. If you put on the new man, you cannot put it on over the old man. The old man has to leave in order to entertain the new man, which is Christ in you. The knowledge is the knowledge of the Son of God to the believers that are going to make up that Bride part. The scriptures I have gone over there in Zechariah 14 and Leviticus 23, then other scriptures which are Luke 16, I think it is. Because whenever Jesus spoke to the disciples, they were without understanding, because the spirit of truth has not come. When the spirit of truth comes, He will help you to understand and He will guide you into all truth. That is what we have depended on, someone that would guide us. What He is doing, He is taking us step by step as we go. The guiding process is not an instant thing that happens to you. Your new birth happens immediately, just as Jesus said to Nicodemas, you must be born again. Whenever it happened there on the day of Pentecost, the disciples that followed Jesus had not been born again. They were following Him through the Law. They had not been born again until the day of Pentecost. They received the Holy Ghost. I am sure that some of them, when they had knowledge of baptism, whenever it come to that, because somewhere in their life they have had to understand that baptism was in the name of Jesus Christ. Because they baptized three thousand on the day of Pentecost. There are lessons all through the scripture for us, what is going on in this hour we are living in. I thought , probably not one person that we met with up there (New Jersey), all of them recognized Jonathan Cahn as Rabbi Cahn. There was one man that had a skull cap on, dressed real nice, he came by and spoke to me before I left. I asked him, are you a Jew. He never did give me a good answer. He said, well I am a Jew by new birth. That do not make you a Jew, that makes you a graft-in, into the tree. Because we were from the wild olive tree. But there was akin from the wild olive tree to that tame one, because just like a peach tree has many different varieties of peaches. But then whenever you cross one, then you are bringing in another variety, which we are, of the Jews we are another variety. We were never meant to live under the Law. The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. This is the thing that we understand from the scriptures.
Blessed Are You Ears For They Hear
Let me turn to Matthew 13, starting with the 10th verse. “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries (This is given to you to know the mysteries.) of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” See? The choice was already made. It was not given to them to understand. That is why Jesus spoke to them in parables. He knew they would not understand, because He knew the mindset of them. He knew the difference between those believers and those unbelievers. He said, because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, (This is what we are looking at , to those that hath, to those that have, there is going to be more given to them.) and he shall have more abundance: (He is enlarging it as He goes, as He speaks there, he shall have more abundance…) but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” We have seen that happen. The revelation that came through Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson on down until now. Some of it has just been turned down. What happens whenever it is? Everything that they formerly had, the anointing that was pulling them, because the anointing sometimes will pull a whole family in just to get one or two out of that family. But this is the way the Lord does it, as I said before, Jesus said in the book of John, feed my lambs. So what He is expecting is growth, growing larger in the stature. We are experiencing what we are to bring us up to the level of the Son of God. He is the head, but we are the rest of the body. He is not here, but He is the brain. That is what it is talking about. He is the brain of what is going on in Revelation. So in the knowledge of the Son of God, the knowledge is His understanding which the Father gave to Him, and He is expecting us to understand mostly the things that He understood and the things He taught. We are to understand that. God is moving is up, and up, and on up, until one day this Revelation 19:7 is going to be complete, as well as Ephesians 5, where there is no spot, blemish, or wrinkle, or any such thing, which covers it all. We have been taught this in different ways by the men of God that have experienced truth and that are living truth. They are filling in as we go, as each part of the ministry is filling in those parts that were left out. So that gets all the way to the head. Whenever you get to the head, then you can go no further. Paul, in he 12th chapter, said you cannot just expect an eye to be a body, or a limb to be a body, a foot, or leg, any of that to be a body. It takes it all. He went over it all to make up the body. Then he glued it together after he got it into a body. In the 13th chapter he went ahead to talk about the love of God that will acquaint us with all the rest of the moving parts. Because that is kind of the capstone of what he taught in the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians. The 13th caps it all off. The only thing he is dealing with then, is to try to correct whatever is missing in what he has talked about, the body in the 14th chapter, he is correcting what was over looked. Because he said, everybody cannot prophesy, everybody cannot speak in tongues. But you find the denominational world, Pentecost, they all speak in tongues at one time. It is just exactly different than what Paul was talking about there. “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; (They see, yes, they will even say, I see, I see. But inside they are not seeing, it is not changing. When you see something, then it changes your outlook. It changes your disposition. Therefore you are put constantly, whether you are thirty, sixty, or a hundred, you are constantly being pressed into that number which you will be when the final outcome comes, then you will be right there in that thirty, sixty and a hundred fold. You cannot get higher than the hundred fold because that is the ultimate of understanding. It is not the ultimate of miracles and things of that nature, no, it is understanding. Because whenever Bro. Branham got through with the seals, he spoke in different places, he spoke about the Godhead, he spoke about other things, but he said people were looking for that third pull. The first two pulls were miraculous things that God did in his ministry. Then that third pull, he said if you can receive it. He did not dwell on it, but he said if you can receive it, this is the third pull, which was the revelation of the seals, the six seals that were revealed. Then the seventh was left out because it wasn’t time. That is the reason it never was revealed. It has never been revealed. We are coming close to that. Whenever we go to Revelation 10, then you see that little book opened there, it is never closed until it goes into the Jewish realm, because you do not read of it being closed. It goes from one element of people which is Bride people, into the Jewish realm, as you go to the 8th verse on down through the 11th. Then into the 13th chapter of Revelation. You have the two prophets then after this comes about. Let me go on here.) and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” In looks like in that form that He is placing it upon something, it looks like to some people, He just do not care. No. He could not override what God had said, because God had said that we are predestined. That wasn’t Jesus that said that. He quoted it, but He wasn’t the one that said it because God had already determined who would accept and who would not accept. That is why you are here, because you accepted the truth of God’s word. Therefore He fills you with the knowledge of Christ which came from the Holy Ghost. The knowledge of Christ, which is one of the gifts. The knowledge of the Son of God is one of the gifts. “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.” See? They are seeing Him, that is what He is saying there, you are seeing Him, He is right before you. The miracles that He is doing, you are seeing those things, but you are not acquainting this with Him being the Messiah. This was something that they could not believe, because the Jewish element that was over the church, the rabbis and all, at that time, they taught against Him because they said no prophet ever came out of Galilee. They did not understand where He was born. He was born in Bethlehem. They did not know that. If they had, they would not have cared about it. “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, (See? He is telling the reason why they are not seeing what He is doing.) and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” In other words, it is a spiritual healing, that is what He is talking about. He is not talking about anything else. “For verily I say unto you, That many prophets (He is talking about Old Testament prophets here. There are many prophets….) and righteous men (Whenever they spoke of that, they understood. Moses spoke of it, because God gave him knowledge that there would be someone. Even while He was giving him the Law, He is giving him an understanding that there is going to be a Messiah that is going to change this, because He said many prophets. Verily I say unto you many prophets and righteous men….) have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.” Because they had already gone off the scene. They desired it. Isaiah spoke about it in two places, the 7th chapter and in the 9th chapter. Then he tells about his death and all in the 53rd chapter. So he was very knowledgeable of what was going to be, but he wasn’t living in that time. So he came under the Law. All of them did up until Christ, because He said not one jot nor tittle will pass until all is fulfilled. In the 16th verse it says, “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.” Now the 18th verse, “Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.” What He is telling them there, He has done told about the sower. He told about where the seed would fall, He told all of that. But now the disciples come to Him, why do you speak in parables? He tells them why He speaks to them in parables. Because He did not mean to get into the nitty-gritty of it, because He knew the disciples, the ones that would follow Him, would go on and follow Him, and these others would go back to their homes, but they do not need that knowledge. If they are going to go back to their homes, let them go back. We will see who follows. We will see who goes. What He is doing there, He is telling them exactly what people will do with truth, even in this day. They either go on with the Lord, or they go back, there is no other place for them. Because they are not out there just in la-la-land, hanging there, because they have done made a choice. So it goes backward instead of forward. So I look at it in that way.
The Unbelieving Pharisees
I want to go to Luke 16:14. “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.” The Pharisees, that is what He is talking about back there in the 13th chapter, because as you look at this, the Pharisees derided Him because He was going so far over their heads. They were the religious people of that day. But Jesus talked about how they snarled up their nose at the lower class people. They got on the street corners and made long prayers, everything like that, so that they would be heard. Some people liked that. Boy, that man has a beautiful prayer. They based it all on beauty but there is nothing happening from it. It is not going any further than what their ears can hear, because God is not in that. The Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things and derided Him. “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; (That doesn’t mean their conscience is right. That doesn’t mean their thinking is right. No doubt many of those Pharisees and Sadducees, that bunch of unbelieving ministry of that day, no doubt they went home and something probably troubled them in their ears. Just like it is in America today. They claim that eighty percent of the preachers that preach today understand things that they will not preach because they are afraid they will lose their congregation. So what is good about it? They can get up there and make fair speeches and sound just like a telemarketer. They can put people on a pedestal. That is what they want to do, whether they are drunks or whatever. Even in 1963 when I left the Methodist Church, there was one minister there that was one of the top ministers in Bowling Green. He said at one time, if I knew that only half of my people drank, then I would be satisfied. Why preach to a bunch of unbelievers? You are not gaining anything, and that was in 1963. I wonder about today, everything goes, nothing is held back. They go to church in their shorts. They go to church just like they are on the street. Some of them look like they live on the street. I was thinking of this last night, we are children of God, but really when we go to service we are going to meet the King. You do not just dress any way to meet the King. You have to realize that you are dressing before royalty. He is royalty. We appreciate that. Jesus, as Bro. Jackson mentioned one time, Jesus wore a seamless robe. So there was some work that went into that to get it to be that way. Somebody had made that for Him. They felt to do that. There is something to it there because they would never have said it was seamless if it did not mean something. Why put something in the Bible that doesn’t mean anything? So we are looking at people, looking at the ministry here. Ye are they which justify yourselves before men….) but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” You can go to the airport and see everything. I remember a statement that was made when someone said if I see somebody down here at the mall, a woman with long hair and a long dress, then I salute them. I saw women with long dresses and long hair at the airport. I did not address them. She had just decided what she wanted to wear that day, that do not make them righteous. It do not make you righteous by what you put on. First of all, before we put our pants or shirt on, or a dress for what women wear, we put on Christ. We are not putting on what we wear to cover Him up, we are putting on something that is going to exalt Him, for the purpose of trying to look the best we can as we live in this hour of time. “The law and the prophets were until John: (until John’s ministry was over and Jesus began to preach the kingdom of God. Two ministries like that does not exist at the same time. Soon after John baptized Jesus, what do you hear? John is put in prison. What happened when Bro. Branham began his ministry. The two top preachers died the next year. 1946 was when his ministry really began to bloom. What happened? Wigglesworth and Price died the following year. They had a great ministry in healing. There were men that challenged the devil, that had an experience with God in their lives. But this has got to stop in order for God to do what He is going to do in the prophet that He has called to be an Old Testament type prophet. Whenever He called him, what he did was to begin to separate a people. He preached to Catholic, he preached to Baptist, he preached to all of these and none knew what he believed. Because he was told to do the work of an evangelist because it said there will be a time come when they will not endure sound doctrine. So this was his ministry up until a certain point. I remember Bro. Neville saying one time, anybody can build a wall, but then to turn a corner, it takes an effort to do that. Whenever you get to the end, then to turn a corner, it takes an effort because you are going in another direction. God’s word went so far in that healing ministry. Then the ministry of healing began to change, because there was not as many people being healed from that time of 1958 on, whenever he preached serpent seed. Think about it. One of the great mysteries in the Bible was serpent seed. Whenever that came about, then you had the church ages, which he said he preached all the church ages in one sermon. Because he did not know what they were, but then God revealed it to him and whenever He did, at the end of the services he had on Sunday, I know people that saw it, they are probably dead now, but I knew them, they turned around and looked and it was written on the wall in light, the way he had explained the church ages, the light, as it come from different ages. Then God put it on to where the news carried it. That was in 1964 when the pope went to Jerusalem. There was an eclipse, they took different stages of it, then in the seventh one it went dark. So what happened? Whenever 1963 came, then darkness happened among the denominational world. It no longer had anything to go on because it was dead. You cannot revive something that is dead. Jesus said, because you are lukewarm, lukewarmness will not get it. 95% will not get it, 99.9% will not get it, it has to be 100%. There has to be 100% truth in the time we are living in. That is why we have to be so careful of what we feed our people with. What is it? Whatever we are, is what they are growing on. Whatever we are, is what is delivered by Christ, or by the anointing He has placed upon us in this hour, to be able to acknowledge and see truth and live truth before the people of God. I appreciate that. I appreciate that God is so concerned about us that He will teach us. He will teach us the ways we should go. This is the fifth one of the five fold ministry. He will teach us, to some this, to some this, when it gets down to the last one, and teachers. There has to be teachers in the ministry before the church leaves here. People have got to be taught. Jesus taught when He was here, but His teaching was not to the unlearned people that would never receive it. He just spoke to them in parables and gave the apostles a chance to deliver it in truth. The law and the prophets were until John…) since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” To press is to move, move against all the forces of the enemy. Because we are given that privilege in the 6th chapter of Ephesians, we are given the armor. Why would he put armor in there if there was not going to be a battle? A battle is something we go through, I am not talking about a battle that we are battling everybody. No. We are battling the enemy, because this is what it is talking about there. “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” It all had to be accomplished in that. When I looked at Revelation 12, when I was preaching that, the sun now has risen over Israel, as it said there at that time, the sun, then the moon was under her feet, which will all be accomplished whenever Christ returns. Then the Law will not be the salvation of the Jews. Let me put it this way, they will be going by the Law, but it is pointing them to what has already happened. Because they will understand that by the 12th and 13th chapters of Zechariah, where did you get the scars in your hands? What are they expecting? Are they expecting a rebuke? Joseph played out that part himself whenever his brothers recognized him after he had told them who he was. Because he already knew them. He saw them and he knew them. He put them through tests before he did tell them who he was. Sometimes it was kind of bitter tests. One had to stay back in a prison like setting in order for them to go get their dad. This was all planned out by Joseph. So Jesus has the same plan, in Zechariah, where did you get the scars in your hands? This is visible at that time, this is visible. But I believe one day it will all be gone because that is a curse. Cursed is every one that hangeth upon a tree. So He became a curse for us. All our sins were placed upon Him. He became the scapegoat for us. We escaped and He took the punishment. That was all for our salvation that He did that. It was for the Jews, but think about it. Here a few hundred people in the United States, as Bro. Jackson said it would be, a few hundred people here in the United States and you are one of them. Look at yourself, I am one of them. Bro. Duane, you are one of them. Why look any further? Why not just continue on? Continue on in the truth that we experience in this time. What He is saying, every bit of the Law has to be fulfilled. And it was in Christ. John 7. I did not know that Jonathan Cahn was going to preach about the booth that he had up there. Of course he had an open booth here that represented the Jewish days. But whenever the Jews built their booth, they put it all the way to the ground. It was a little house-like thing, as they had it in that time. Because they were going to live in that. The men had to live in there one full week. This is the starting of that week. We are here in the starting of the week, of the last week of the Jewish time there that was talked about in the Feast of Tabernacles. I did not know that whenever I wrote this down. But I did write down the 37th verse. But up here it tells about it, this is in the fall of the year. This Feast of Tabernacles is the only thing that has not been fulfilled from Leviticus 23. This is the only thing, the Feast of Tabernacles. What is it? What is the Feast of Tabernacles? It is when Jesus Christ, or when God tabernacles with His people in the Millennium. In other words, they come home. The Jews are scattered all over the world. They are not home, but they are coming home. They said a month or two ago, I saw it, that now there are more Jews in Israel than there are in the United States. This is the first time it has happened. There are some 14 million Jews now, or more, that they know of, most of them live in the United States and Israel, but in other countries they are living in, where they are suffering much persecution. Verse 37, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, (Like the pouring of the water and all, if any man thirst…) let him come unto me, and drink.” This is a silly thing to those Jewish people. They were thinking, what does He have to give us, but He wasn’t speaking about water. He sure wasn’t speaking about Coca-Cola, or some other kind of drink. He was talking about water. Water is a sustainer of life. They claim you can only live three days, I think it goes a little more than that, without water. You have to have water for your body. Of course Jesus went forty days without water, without anything to eat. So did Moses upon the mountain. Because God sustained them. God kept their body in shape. “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” From the inside, that is what He is talking about, from the inside. If you believe on me, from their inner being will flow, not only a trickle, who wants a trickle? A trickle is just a drip, drip, drip. You want more than that. No, He is talking about a gusher. He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. “But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.” When it says glorified, that means after the crucifixion, all that has gone on, then He is glorified in His heavenly setting. He is no longer upon this earth, but His glorification where He goes to sit at the Father’s side to make intercession for us. There He is. After two thousand years, He sits there on the right hand of the Father, the right hand of the glory of the throne of God, making intercession. He became our lawyer, which I shouldn’t use, because I do not know any good lawyers. Maybe there are, but I do not know any of them. Anyway, He sits there to make intercession for us. Our prayers go through Him to the Father. Father, forgive them. Therefore, what does the Father do? He casts our sins into the sea of forgetfulness. He forgets who we were and looks on who we are. There is a difference between who we were and who we are. As you look at things, it takes time. It takes growth. That is why He told Peter to feed His lambs once, but feed the sheep twice. He is talking about getting those lambs to where they can eat food, can eat grass instead of just milk. What are they doing? They are expanding. Our lives are expanding to meet the revelation of the time. So our thinking, our hearts, our desires are to get us ready, getting us ready to meet Him. What will be like? We will be like Him. As I have gone over these scriptures, as it said the Law and the prophets, I did not know Jonathan Cahn was going to do this, because I done had it wrote down that he was going to talk about the booth and all, but this is the end of the period they had, which lasts several days.
Distress of Nations With Perplexity
When we pay attention to the news and what is going on, we see a nation disrupted. You see one section of the country turning to socialism, which is really communism, the beginning of it. Nothing can be done by the president but what it is opposed. I do not see how the man keeps a good mind with all that is going on. But it seems that he doesn’t get rattled on the things he does, because he has his mind made up for one purpose. That is to do something for this nation. He spoke to the U.N. and during those late night shows and all, they were talking about how some of them laughed at him. Well, I watched some of his speech, the ones I saw smiling were just a sneer because he was speaking against Iran. There they sat, the Iranians, they were just grinning, but it wasn’t because of what he was saying for their benefit, but it was because he was saying something about the way they were acting, and doing, and how the people of Iran, a lot of the people of Iran would like to see the government changed. But you have those leaders in there, in their leadership, that seem like if they had a vote, you would not get real results from an election, because of the way things are going. All these things are adding up to the endtime, which we are in. As you see the time approaching, you see a nation which we live in, that is divided. Some want this and some want that. I am going to say the Democratic party is not what it used to be, because it is a socialist party that has been on everything that is bad for a people and for a nation. Something about the Supreme Court Justice and all, they have brought up all these things after the hearings were over, it seemed like everybody that brings up something is confused, and I hope that whenever they do come before the Senate, that somebody is going to be showed up for what is going on. Today this is just one of the things shaping up the endtime because this nation is not going to go into the tribulation period the way it is, if it is what Israel is coming to, the woman of Revelation 12 is coming to. She is not coming to something of this nature, to where everything is going on, because the division of this nation is going to have to change by some way, some means. I feel like before the beginning of the great tribulation at the end, then somewhere this nation is going to suffer some kind of civil disobedience. It talked about nation against nation, people against people, everything that would be going on here in the endtime. We see it here in the nation where we live. There was some kind of ball game or whatever it was, a little seven year old girl, she looked like either Vietnamese or Japanese, that is what she looked like. She stood there and sang the Star Spangled Banner, she got higher and higher and higher. Everybody was cheering her because of the way she was doing it. She did not miss a lick on it. Some of those people that came from those countries appreciate the country more than what the leadership of some of the parties here do. When she got through she told that she was glad to sing for America because this was her home. It seems that some of those elements of people that have come here, have come for the good of the country. As Bro. Jackson used to say, not to take the icing off, but it looks like most of the icing is already gone from the cake that has been stepped on. Now all that is left is just a few crumbs. But God has it all in hand, we do not have to worry about that. I know Trump was to meet with Netanyahu. They are probably already meeting, or have already met to discuss things, because of the hard hits he gave to the U.N. yesterday. He did hit it hard. He said, we are not a globalist government in America. Of course that is what started out with George H. Bush, the million lights he talked about. This was all a plan from there on. Every president up until now has tried to make this country a part of the globalism. But Trump said we are not globalists, that we are people that are just Americans. As I look at that, we are a sovereign country, that is what he said. As I look at that this, I see in the books of the Bible, in the book of Daniel, the book of Revelation, Matthew, Luke and so on, that the things that are really happening, as I said in the message before, we did not have much of the Millennium taught by the apostles. They did teach about the endtime. But as far as the time coming, it was mentioned a lot by Daniel, then it came down to the book of Revelation to really go into it, what it would be, as well as the book of Isaiah. I have read that to you before. So looking at the scripture, I want to go to Luke first, chapter 21, verses 25-28. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, (we have had that. We are not looking for those things now because we have already had it. Those blood moons represented something. Every time that God is getting ready to do something great, He did it the year after Columbus discovered America, there were four blood moons like there was awhile back. Then whenever the Jewish state become a state, in 1949 there was four blood moons again. Then in 1967, the same year, there was the four blood moons. Now we have had it again here in these last days. There have been blood moons all along, but not in succession on the Jewish holidays, as they were. There might be one of the Jewish holidays, but all of these were in line with the Jewish holidays. So he is telling us here what to look for, as it is in the scripture here. This is what you look for. There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon…) and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, (we are in that part. Take the national leadership, even Muslimism, back in the 1970’s you heard of it but did not pay too much attention to it because it wasn’t something that was standing out. But now you see from Khomeini on since the 1970’s, you see how it has sprouted and how it has come alive. It had been a dead religious belief for years, just waiting for it’s time to come. There was one thing that God could not stand, because He is going to destroy it. In the Bible as it talks in Ezekiel 38 and 39, God is going to destroy that very system. There shall be signs in the sun and moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations….) with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” Look at what is going on. Look at the different storms, in the Philippines and here in this nation. We have just gone through one bad one a few days ago, which is not through yet, the water is still rising. As long as they get more rain, it is not going to help, it is going to keep on. We would have thought in the low lands like that, as close as they are to the ocean, that this would already have drained away. But they are expecting six more feet of water to cover those towns, that have already experienced all of this. God is showing us something here in His word to let us know what time we are in. We cannot only say we are in the endtime, but we can say we can point it out in the scripture, that it really is. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” The powers of heaven shall be shaken. This is yet to come, but it is close in the future. “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Now listen to the next verse. “And when these things begin to come to pass, (When they begin to come to pass. They are not all going to come at one time. There is a beginning to them. So we have done seen part of the beginning. But what is He telling us? When we see these things “begin” to come to pass, then look up. Is He telling us to get out here and look at the clouds? No, He is expressing to us to get ready, to look up. That is our spirit being looking up unto Him that is dealing with us. He really is dealing in the church of the living God , to prepare us for what is coming. Because it is already beginning to happen. All of this is a part of the endtime. When these things begin to come to pass….) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” What He is saying there is to look up, and lift up your heads. Your redemption is drawing high, in other words, He is telling us to get ready before all this happens. Because the end will come, but the Bride will already be gone to meet her Master. We have ample warning from the scriptures to let us know what is taking place right now. Let us go to Matthew 24 now. This is partly the same thing. I will start in the 1st verse. “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.” See? They were amazed, maybe thinking that He had never really paid attention to the temple, which He knew was going to be torn down. He knew that, but He is expressing just so much at a time. He is giving them so much at a time, just like He has us. God started out with a prophet to this age that began to tell us about what was going on now that the church was changing. It was changing from what it was, because you had Bride people back in the 1940’s and 1950’s and so on, people like that who lived clean lives. Really it is almost like an overspread of the Wesley thing, not the Methodist Church, but there were many different denominations that came out of that, the United Brethren, the Anderson Church of God, the Nazareenes, United Brethren which united with the Methodist Church. But you had all these different religious systems that were at one time systems that God could work with. I know there were testimonies that came out of that time. There were healings that came out, even before Bro. Branham’s ministry really began to bloom in 1946. There was Charles Price, Smith Wigglesworth, they had great ministries. But a year after Bro. Branham had that visitation of God there in Missouri, whenever that little girl was healed that had the bad condition, then it spread like wildfire. Six weeks from that time when he was not really known, six weeks later he had calls coming from Canada and other places. He became well known because there were people there who had spread the message. The message then was the message of healing, which this was the main concern on up from 1906 on up through the middle 1950’s. Here was the spread of God’s healing power, which was a part of the net. The net was something that was thrown out to gather people for His kingdom. But many now that were part of what Bro. Branham believed and all, there are not many that really believe now to go on and follow God. You have people in this area, not many left, most of them are gone that were a part of that move at that time. But anyway, you have that going on, which in 1963, I have mentioned many times, 1963 was the change. It was the time when the denominational world could not stomach truth. Serpent seed and the seven church ages and all were preached and put into motion. Then whenever the seals began to open, those seals were for the last days. They were not for the earlier times in the ministry, they were for the last days. That is why God revealed those six seals to Bro. Branham through a miraculous way. He dealt with him from day to day on the seals. He did not have a day beforehand, no, it was each day that God gave it to him. Then when he come to the seventh, he did not see anything because it wasn’t time. He said God did not show him anything on that, so when this come about, then we find his ministry from there on, from that time on, began to go in a different direction. He even said in the seals that there would be another ministry after his that would rise up. He said he would not be here. We know that in 1965 God took him off the scene. When He did, then that opened up for a ministry, for a five fold ministry. God did not deal with all five folds at one time. He began to deal in the apostolic ministry to bring people back. Because they are the ones to keep the line on the word. So God began to deal in the ministry that He had set up until we come on through many years. I know I was under Bro. Jackson’s teaching for thirty seven years myself, from 1967 on until the day he died. So God was dealing in that way, but there had to be a change. That is the reason why, because people were still looking at one ministry, which Bro. Jackson and Bro. Branham said, there will be a five fold ministry. But you take many of the preachers that went along at that time, so to speak, you would have thought, and I thought, that whenever different ministries rose up, I thought it was the thing that God was doing to bring about the thunders. But this wasn’t it at all. Because none of those men that were in that number, because God has raised up a ministry since Bro. Jackson died, that will carry truth, and will let you know what truth is. But before that time, and I do not mean to keep repeating this, but ten years ago this month, ten years ago, take the many men, eleven or twelve of them that sat here at that time, they sat right out here. They had come here to try and put something over on me. But it wasn’t God’s will that it be done that way. What a mess you would have had now. You would have people believing that Jesus was God, you would have all these different things that they had planted in peoples minds. Really God was not in it. God was in the ministry of Bro. Jackson, but God wasn’t in these other ministries, because it proved it to be so whenever this all happened. It proved it. So God has gone on, proving these things, weeding out whatever was needed to be, until, as I have said, and my brothers have said, until the tares are gone. You have the gleaning then of that. You might say, are you call us tares? I did not point out to any person. But I did say, why did you leave? Why did you go away? Why did you not believe the third day? Why did you not believe the word? Because that is the word. That is not my word, that is His word. That is what He is expecting, to follow Him and His word.
The Beginning of Sorrows
So as I read here, Jesus is sitting here at the Mount of Olives. This is really the last message He is going to teach in Matthew, to the people. Matthew 24 and 25 is His last messages that He is teaching to them, in order for them to realize. Because they have asked Him a question, the disciples had wanted Him to look on this beautiful thing. But listen to what He says. He is saying, do not get your mind set on something earthly here. “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? (He is asking them a question, see ye not all these things?) verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” We saw that in Israel as we walked along that pathway that would have been there when Jesus was there. The stones have been left as they were. They were all covered up with earth, but then they began to excavate there and pull back the dirt. Here are these stones that were thrown down as a witness of what Jesus was talking about, as He told the disciples in Matthew 24. “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, (Not everybody, but privately.) saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Tell us when these things will be. What He does, He begins to talk about the endtime before He goes to the time that had been spoken about in the book of Daniel. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” He realizes there are going to be false prophets, false teachers, as Peter also spoke about, among you, he said. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; (I am anointed, I am Christ, that is what it is talking about.) and shall deceive many.” The foolish thing is that people think there are going to be a lot of people come, saying they are Jesus. There have been a few that have said that, but they turned out to be fools. They are looking for that. They are looking for that false Jesus, which they already have it. He is already in the Vatican, that false one. He can talk to people, they do not count that, but when he gets into the pulpit, then every word he says, even overlaps the Bible, this is the belief of the Catholic Church, that the pope’s words outweigh the words of the Bible whenever he is speaking, if he speaks different than the Bible. The pope has already O.K.’d homosexuality and all this stuff, because of the celibacy, the men that he has under him. These are men that have proved themselves to be just that. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: (These things have been all along, wars and rumours of wars, see that ye be not troubled.) for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Why would He say that? All these things must come to pass. It is a way of culling out society, because by now this world would have been overcrowded to the extent that people would not have been able to live, if there had not been wars. It is just like a forest fire. A forest fire comes, whenever it does, then it looks like everything just dies off. But in a few days, out of the embers of the ground shoot forth life, it shoots forth tree life. They talked about one tree, I do not remember which one it was, but one tree in the forest, whenever it is burned, then it drops seedlings on the ground and they begin to sprout. So there is new life, just like a new birth. It looks terrible when a forest catches on fire and burns, but it brings forth new life. Because God has already got the seed in the ground. It is already there. I remember about five years ago they were showing Death Valley. They hardly ever have any rain. Then they had rain, and from somewhere all these beautiful flowers covered Death Valley, after they had that rain. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers (different) places.” It is not just settled in one place. But the major earthquakes have doubled and tripled in the last twenty years, to what they were before that. It is just more and more and more, as it comes about, volcanoes and stuff of that nature. Now He is going back to talk to the disciples here. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” This was the early church, when these things happened. It will happen again in the from the middle part of the week. But right now in America, things have changed to our good because in 1964 President Johnson, he was a scoundrel, he set a law in motion that if a preacher preached something that the government did not like, then they could close your doors. Whenever Trump came along, some of the preachers got with him, they laid hands on him. He said, I am going to get rid of that Johnson law. It is gone. So I am glad for things that are happening for this time. “All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Last Day Signs
NowHe goes back to looking at the end. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, (See? He is talking about “then.” What is “then?” It is now. And then shall many be offended…) and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” Some might say, well it seems like there is a lot of hatred among you. I do not hate anybody. I do not hate the people that have left. I will not let that get under my craw. They have done what they were supposed to. They have done what was determined from the foundation of the earth. So I do not let this keep disturbing me and disturbing me, because I know they have chose the route they are going to take. I will leave them alone. I will, I will leave them alone. I will not bother them, I will not go around talking about them. What you hear me say is what I say from here. Why bother myself? Why bother my spirit with things I cannot help? Because hatred can turn into wrath. I know there has been a lot of talk. It is on the internet, a list of things they have disagreed with. That is alright. Go ahead and preach it in your pulpits. Say whatever you want to about it. Laugh about it, as you have done. You laughed about the third day. That is alright. I am not going to come to your house and jump onto you. Just stay away from me. Then shall many be offended and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. “And many false prophets shall rise, (Television is full of it. How do I know they are false prophets? Right here in the Bible. Because I hear what they said. How can you be a true prophet and believe the rapture is going to happen after the tribulation? How can you be that person? How can you live that way? Many false prophets shall rise….) and shall deceive many. And because iniquity (lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” There are cities in this nation that I would not be in. Most of the large cities, you probably would not make it out if you were walking. If something happened to your car and you were in these cities, you probably would not make it out alive. This is America today. Dope peddlers, there used to be a lot of alcoholics, alcoholics did not do what the dope peddlers are doing. It was a pitiful sight to see somebody drunk, but they weren’t out here destroying everybody else’s life. This was a choice for people, to drink. I never did drink. I do not know what whiskey or beer tastes like. It wasn’t because I lived for Christ, because I did not. But it was never something that ever appealed to me. I know what wine tastes like because we have communion with wine. But otherwise, I have never drank wine. That do not make me pure. All the things that I have never done do not make me pure, because was a sinner. If you see a drunk, you can pity them, but that is what sinners do. Because iniquity shall abound, it just stays there. It does not move, it just gets, as Bro. Jackson used to say, worser and worser. I know I have had teachers say, there is no such as worser. I know different because when Bro. Jackson prophesied, he said worser, at times, not all the time. The love of many shall wax cold, there is just no heart. Nothing means anything. It is self, self, self. When you go into the book of Timothy, the love of many shall wax cold. Whenever you look at America today, you see all these people out here marching. It looks like they should get a job. There are jobs available. There was a brother the other day that told me, who works at Ford. He said out of forty people that are hired, ten stay. Because it means work. It is not easy. You are not just standing there. You are moving. Some of them bring their dope and other stuff to work with them. We live in a different age. We live in a different time. This is not what America was raised up to be, but it what it has become because the love of many has waxed cold. They took prayer out of school. Then they cry about shootings in school. Whenever they had prayer in school, there wasn’t shootings. The worse thing that I saw when I was in school, a few boys chewed tobacco. They started early. That is something I never could do. I worked with a fellow at Ford, he would drink a coke and chew tobacco at the same time. “But he that shall endure (Endure what? Endure these things that He just talked about, this coldness. Why? Because you just keep pushing on. Nothing hinders you because you got your mind on a goal. Because you know the goalpost is just ahead of you. You may say, do you watch a lot of football? No. They just happens to be a handy word, the goalpost. We are looking at a future for our lives, not something that is going to be built up here on the earth so that we can live happily ever after. The only way we are going to be happy ever after, is in the Millennium and beyond into the Eternal Age. Do not you want to go there? We need to get rid of all our doubts, all our confusion. But he that shall endure…) unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Some were not willing to endure. I remember one Thursday night Bro. Jackson and I had talked about something. He had me to preach. I had been reading in the seals where Bro. Branham had talked about Jesus being God, over and over he had said that at different times in the seals. Then he quoted Matthew 28:19. In the 18th verse it says, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Bro. Branham said if there was any other God he would be powerless. Why would Jesus say that, all power is given to me? The word is given. There had to be somebody give it to Him. What He is talking about is the Millennium, to rule, and then it goes back to God. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” So people got hung up on that. They got hung up on that when Bro. Branham said that. I did somewhat. Until around 1970, Bro. Jackson took a glass of water and held it up. He said, I can hold this up, if I went to the ocean, I would take a glass of water, I would have a little bit of all the ocean in that glass. The same ingredients as the ocean. Jesus was the same ingredients as God, because God was His Father. He was the only one that was ever begotten of God. But the love of many has waxed cold. He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. What is He saying? He is saying there is going to be falling away as time gets closer and closer. Some are going to think, well this is out of line, this is too hard. So the waxing of cold comes about. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” We are preaching the gospel of the kingdom. It can be in printed form, because that is all some people get. Or it can be vocal, it does not matter. It is not just one person. Where would I have been if it had not been for Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson? Where would I have been? Where would you have been? You all are offspring of what has come about through all these years, from the time when the revelation came about, even back in the 1940’s. That was a display of God, a great display of God. A display that Bro. Jackson said, and I repeated that the other Sunday, a display of God that Bro. Jackson said there has never been another ministry like that since Jesus Christ. They could be told who they were, where they lived, all of that, and then what was the matter with them. So all this was working up to get somebody interested. Most all of them died off years ago, that were really followers of truth, of what they knew up until that time. I know that me and my family were at the Tabernacle for a service, Bro. Jackson had a service there one New Year’s Eve. They had him to come and we went then. But the last Sunday I was there was in 1967 when they were listening to Bro. Branham’s tapes. He would say Amen, and everybody in the building would say Amen, just Catholic-like. Then Bro. Branham was preaching, on that tape, and somebody over to the right of where we were said Amen, and everybody turned and looked at the man. He said it out of place, because Bro. Branham had not said Amen. I could not take that. Especially after the dream I had, which I will not get into right now. The dream I had, I seen it unfold right in front of me, which I had seen three weeks before in the dream. A big picture of Bro. Branham, just from the bust up, and a light directed onto his face. That was the last time I was there. I could not take it. The meetings I had been having, I stopped them. Then I did not know what I was going to do. But when I went there and saw that, I thought within myself, I cannot take this. It was at then that I began to start attending Faith Assembly.
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