Preached January 26, 2014– am
France has always been a cesspool of sin; I saw where the leader of France today is cheating on his live-in girlfriend. He is cheating on her and she is going to leave him. But they said things like that are accepted in France. But you know the United States is not much behind that now. All this pushing for homosexuality today, things of that nature, is causing a great crisis in America. Some people may have family members or friends that are in this situation, but we cannot compromise truth for friendship or kinship. It is a dangerous thing whenever we begin to compromise with sin. I did not say you could not love the individual. I did not say that. But I can say that you sure can disapprove of it. You can let them know that you disapprove of it. I just do not want it around me, I am being plain about it. I am being plain about it because the Bible speaks very harsh about it, as well as other sins. But nothing ever did cause destruction as that lifestyle does. Because you look at Sodom and Gomorrah and all the little cities around there, look where they are at today. It is because of that. As Bro. Branham said when he was here, America is in a Sodomite condition. I wonder what he would think about it today. You have a president that backs it. I do not see how anybody can just change over that quick, but he run on the slate of one man and one woman, but as soon as he was inaugurated, he began to talk about acceptance. I have seen pictures and things, that is all I have to say about it. May the Lord bless you today as I begin this service with the preaching of the word. Last week I was on the ending of the tribulation and the beginning of the seventy-five days. After I get through with this, which may be today, if people have questions on it, then feel free. I have new scriptures here, Isaiah 34. These are new scriptures that go along with what I am talking about. We have Daniel 12, which I will go back to, because this is the basis for my subject. Verses 11-12. When you come to the other part of the scripture, you have twelve hundred and sixty days, as we went over last week. Twelve hundred and sixty days, which is three- and one-half years. Then at the end of that, you have another thirty days, then another forty-five days. In Daniel is said God spoke to Daniel, close the book until the end-time. We believe we are in the end-time and that God is showing us something concerning that. In verses 11-12 in chapter 12 of Daniel, “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, (he goes back to the middle of the week, he is not adding twelve hundred and ninety days, he is not adding that to the end, but he goes back to the middle of the week. The other thirty days is just a continuation of the twelve hundred and sixty days. From the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away…) and the abomination (the abomination is when the pope takes over the temple and stops the sacrifice. Because up until this time, from the time the two prophets are there, even before that, we find the Jews are sacrificing. Whenever they get the temple ground back, they will start their sacrifices, which could be this year, next year, whatever God’s plan is. That is in God’s plan. Whenever I preached about the moons, I did not set a time on that. It could be 2016, because whenever you see the other happenings, 1948, it was a little bit after the moons had already been, the moons were a little bit after 1948. It was 1949, and 1950. But in 1967 you had the four moons, one of them happened just before the happening of the Six Day War.
The other three were after that. We have not set a time on that, but we believe, or I believe, it is up to each individual, I believe that somewhere in the time frame of the next two years or so, then Israel is going to get her land back. I believe that. That is not saying that the rapture is going to take place, because the rapture will happen after the two prophets take their position. How do we know that? Because the scripture says that the man of sin, in the 2nd chapter of 2nd Thessalonians, tells you that man of sin will be revealed, and the coming of the Lord will not be until he is revealed, which means the beginning of the week of Daniel, the last week of Daniel. Because that is whenever they sign the treaty with the beast. Then whoever is the pope at that time will be the one, whenever that treaty is signed. Remember the treaty is signed with the beast. Then the pope begins to elevate himself, but the marking of that is that he will be in place. If it is this one, he will be in place whenever the week starts. That way you are going to know that is the man. Do you understand what I am saying? From the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, as I said that is the middle of the week, and the abomination….) that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” That is that thirty-day period that is added. The thirty-day period of time, then something happens there. I will go ahead and read the other verse, but really this is for, more or less, tonight. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” That is that extra forty-five days there, which I want to deal with, which there are some happenings that are going to happen there that we know about. It is plain in what is going to be taking place, during that extra forty-five days. It is plain what is going to be taking place in this extra thirty days. As I read last week, then at the ending of the tribulation, going back to Matthew 24, at the ending of the tribulation, then something happens. Starting in verse 29, “Immediately (We have a slide here of the resurrection, of course this the resurrection of Jesus, but it is really going to be the resurrection of the saints, both foolish virgins and the Jewish remnant, which will die during the tribulation time. Then the great multitude. As I went over this last week, these will all raise at the same time, because it does not give another resurrection. Immediately….) after the tribulation of those days (those days which is three- and one-half years, or twelve hundred and sixty days. Immediately after the tribulation of those days, that explains those days, the tribulation of those days, which would be twelve hundred and sixty days. Immediately after the tribulation of those days…) shall the sun be darkened, (It does not say anything here that it does not shine, an eclipse is what it is. The sun shall 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.” What is it talking about there? That is the atmospheric heavens, because this is where all the sin abounds, and that is to get rid of all elements of sin. After all the Bible tells you that the devil is the prince of the power of the air. “And then (after this happens, then…) shall appear the sign (In other words, the sign is Christ coming back with His Bride to present himself around this world in a twenty-four-hour period of time. That is exactly what Bro. Jackson said. He said it will show there for a twenty-four-hour period of time in the heavens. In other words, it will be like a great movie screen while the earth makes her revolution. Then shall appear the sign…) of the Son of man in heaven: (That explains it, the sign, because He is not coming back to earth, but in heaven there will be a sign for that period of time as the earth rotates.) and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, (No wonder they mourn, because all these worshipers of Buddha, of course Muslimism by that time will be missing, because God is going to judge that when Russia and them come against Israel.
That will be the final judgment of the Muslim religion. Israel strikes it’s blow against Muslimism whenever they take over the middle east, and that is Muslim nations. All of these are Muslim nations there in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Of course you have sixty percent of Russia that is Muslim, of the bottom part of Russia. Then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn…) and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds (It is glory clouds. Remember when Israel was coming out of Egypt, God appeared to them as a fire at night, then as a cloud by day, between Israel and Egypt. This is not a rain cloud. They shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds…) of heaven with power and great glory.” What is He coming for? To execute judgment upon wicked mankind. This is no picnic; this is no 4th of July fireworks. Whenever this happens, you will have fireworks alright. Man is entreated by fireworks, but these are not going to be something that man is going to enjoy. “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, (The trumpet is to wake the dead. You always have a trumpet whenever the dead are raised. What did it say in the 4th chapter of 1st Thessalonians? With a shout and with the trumpet of God, as so on, as it says there, as it does also in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians, the trump of God sounds. That is to wake the dead. He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet…) and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, (See? What He is doing, He is taking them out of the ground whenever all this judgment begins to happen, because they are going to be able to view what is taking place from the standpoint of resurrection. There is no rapture in this. The rapture takes place with the Bride. The rapture takes place with the 144,000. Criticize me on that, that is alright. They shall gather together his elect from the four winds…) from one end of heaven to the other.” See? This must include the great multitude because you do not have foolish virgins in China. China and those places are not going to be punishing foolish virgins. They are not going to know who they are. Because really there are none there. The foolish virgins are where the beast is going to punish them. Remember that. From end of heaven to the other, that has got to include the great multitude. They are raised together, but as I went over that last week, then their prize comes. The foolish virgins first, the last shall be first and the first shall be last. Then the fireworks start. Go to Revelation 6, the sixth seal, verse 12. “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; (I have some things here I want to show, Bro. David can show them, one after another while we are going through this. This will be minor because the cities of the nation shall fall. In the Millennium there will be no great skyscrapers. There will be cities, but there is not going to be all these big, tall buildings, one trying to outdo another. In other words, if that would be so, God would let them stand. I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, lo, there was a great earthquake….) and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” See? These is the same thing that you are looking at in Matthew 24, also in Mark 13. “And 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.” All this space junk and all these meteorites are going to fall to the ground. What do they call these meteorites when they see them go across the sky? Shooting stars. That do not mean the great stars in heaven will fall. It is talking about meteorites that God is going to break up, they are going to fall. We saw when we were in Arizona, what a crater, one of these meteorites, I think it was forty-five feet long, it hit and just mushroomed. Three quarters of a mile wide, and down some three hundred feet, I think it was. Around it, it just left a big gully. Like when you drop a rock in water, how it flares out. That is what happened. Three quarters of a mile wide, and on each side is a great bank that surrounds it. God is getting rid of sin. We will see that as we go through here. “And the heaven departed as a scroll (He is talking about the atmospheric heavens. Because that is where sin lies. He is getting rid of all the elements and all the traces of sin. These things, whenever God looked at Sodom and Gomorrah, He said it reached unto heaven. Their sins had reached unto heaven. That is what all this fire and stuff is for. The heaven departed as a scroll…) when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” Every mountain, volcanic mountains. Think about it. Mt. Everest. These people that are climbing these mountains, you are going to have to find something else to do. That is what it is talking about. Every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Think about the earthquakes. Think about the volcanoes that men are so intrigued with now. These things are going to blow. A lot of the islands are just mushrooms that have come up out of the sea from volcanoes. This is not something I want to be here for. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, (These men that lie. Some of them have come out lately to tell what is going on in this government. People have been so hood-winked into believing lies. It is terrible when you do not know when your government is telling you the truth and when they are not, and most of the time they are not. What kind of picture does that put before children? The saints of God are going to be saying, come quickly Lord Jesus. There are not going to be enough children left, if time went on much longer, there will not be enough left to even make it into the Millennium. God said He would cut it short. That do not mean He has made a mistake in his time. It means He is going to cut man short of what his aim is. It is not going to make any difference whether they are kings, whether they are presidents, whether they are prime ministers, or what position they hold, secretary of state. You never know whether they are telling the truth. Politics has become a lie. The devil is using it to foster his cause. The kings of the earth and the great men, Warren Buffet, your money is not going to save you in that day. Young people, there will be no Miley Cyrus’ in those days. Do not get your mind stuck on something like that. They are dirty, low down, devilish. Hollywood, you are going to drop into the ocean. That has been prophesied fifty years ago. That is where the president wants to run to, to get backing from Hollywood. Why do not you go on your knees if you want backing? Rich men, chief captains…) and mighty men, (It does not leave them out.) and every bondman, (It does not leave them out either. Just because you sleep out in the open, it does not leave you out.) and every free man, hid themselves (There are no little or big people in that hour, they are all hiding themselves.) in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.” They claim in Washington D.C. there is a city under Washington, that all politicians, if there is an attack that comes, that they can go there and hide. You are not going to hide in that day. His face is going to go inside those places. “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, (What a time it is going to be, begging for the mountains and rocks to fall on them. Instead of seeking His face now, you will see His face then. Rich men, bond men, men and women, little children. Fall on us….) and hide us from the face (They do not even want to see it, but can it be hid? There is no hiding place from Him when that time comes. Hide us from the face…) of Him that sitteth on the throne, (That is God himself.) and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” That is a question today, who will be able to stand? Because His face is going to shine through every hell hole that man has planned, for there will be no hiding place. Because the next thing is that hell opens her mouth. Revelation 19.
I am not rejoicing over this, this morning, I am not standing here glad, but I am standing here with truth, saying it is going to happen. Flee from the wrath to come because you cannot hide from it. Verse 17, “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; 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.” I remember Bro. Jackson telling me years ago, that some preacher was preaching that was Bro. Branham standing in the sun. Where are you at today preacher? They tried to fit Bro. Branham in every picture they can because they believe he is God. He was a servant of God and he never claimed to be any more than that. I will say something here that maybe I should not say, but I will say it, you snakes, you have messed up people’s lives with your lies. Bro. Branham fit Revelation 10:7. Bro. Branham fit Malachi 4:5-6, but Bro. Branham did not fit what you have made him to be. He was not God. I remember a sister saying years ago when she first started coming here, that she went to a prayer meeting, and when they got through with the prayer meeting, they began to wonder whose name they should use, whether it be Bro. Branham’s or whose, to finish their prayer. I saw an angel standing in the sun 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. I do not care what you made Bro. Branham to be, you did not have any more respect for him that I did. But you are as blind as a bat, just like a mole. A mole has eyes, but you must look for them, because they do not use them. They have sensors that they use, because they are after the grub worms and things like that. “That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, (That is the same thing he is talking about in Revelation 6, the rich men, the great men. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and captains…) and the flesh of mighty men, (the same people) 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.” God does not leave anything out. They do not escape just because they are poor. The only escape we have this morning is in Jesus Christ and His shed blood, that He shed on Calvary. “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, (That goes back to verse 11 and on down. They gathered together to make war against Him. How dumb can you be? It is completely Godless. To make war against Him that sat on the horse…) and against his army.” His army is you and I this morning. He is the one that is dressed with the vesture dipped in blood, because it is He that is leading that army. He is the one speaking, because the sword is in His mouth. But He wants His little Bride with Him because she has fought for that day. Because she has believed His word and the revelation of the hour. “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, (The false prophet that wrought miracles before the beast. See? It is weaponry, war miracles. He defeated the kings of the east. That is his miracles. Wrought miracles before him…) 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.” You that believe there is a lake of fire coming at the end of the thousand years, you that believe that, I wonder why it is here already. Hell just changes over to the lake of fire. “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, (His word is the sword of Him that sat upon the horse.) which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” I am not through with this. For my last scripture, let us go to Isaiah 24. Verse 1, “Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, (It is talking about mankind there.) and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; (There is nobody escaping this. When that good little woman that would not say anything against the gay lifestyle, or would not say nothing against evil, just sat back and watched, that fits Romans 1, they that had pleasure in them that do so.) as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.” On down in the same chapter, 19th verse, “The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, (That do not mean the ground. That is talking about the elements.) the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, (God is putting it back in place. He is bringing it back to the three hundred and sixty degrees, or the three hundred and sixty days per year. He is bringing it back in place. Perfection means God is going to perfect this thing, this old earth we are on, He is going to put it back in place and you will not have all this cold weather that is brought on by the sins of mankind. That is exact. If you or I do wrong, we are going to pay the price. We cannot hide our acts from God. But one thing you can do, you can confess your sin and God is willing and just to forgive you and clean you from all unrighteousness. We cannot speak and hope that nobody is listening or watching. We must get rid of all sin. I remember a preacher coming here from out west years ago. Bro. Branham had said something about it, if you cannot control your television, shoot it with a shotgun. This young man shot his with a shot gun. But he went off in another direction. You do not have to watch those old programs, soap operas and all that stuff. I think one of them is named Days of our Lives, I just happened to think of that, it is not a day of my life. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard…) and shall be removed like a cottage; (God is straightening up things.) and the transgression thereof shall be heave upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” He is talking about sin, He is not talking about this world you are living on, this earth you are living on. He is going to do something to it. He is going to get it back in place. He is going to drop these cities. He is going to drop these mountains. He is going to push these islands off their axis. The earth is going to remain, but it is going to be a clean earth. God used three things to straighten this earth up, two of them have already been. But it continued. One of them was ice. The next was water. But the next is fire. Just like your life, filled with the Holy Ghost, you come into this thing ice cold. Then you were baptized in water. The last thing, you were baptized with the fire of the Holy Ghost. If we ever get to that point, God will take care of the rest. This may seem like a strange message today. People say preachers do not preach like they used to. They do not preach about sin; they do not preach about evil. You must be going to the wrong place. Prayer
Preached January 26, 2014 – pm
When the great trumpet sounds that day for the raising of the rest of the dead, of the saved, the ones that are left, there will be no excuse then. There will be no excuse for where they go and what happens to them. In the hour we are living in, only truth will bring us together in the fellowship of believers, in a fellowship of unity. We are not only looking for unity, but we are believing in unity. Some sisters were talking to me here tonight about the continuity between what is being preached now and what Bro. Jackson preached. I appreciate that, because really as time goes on, things do not change but they go further. That is why Daniel would say what he did concerning the 12th chapter of Daniel, that it was closed up until the time of the end. It did not say until the end, but to the time of the end. We are living in that time where we are living in expectancy. The expectancy is that we do not know the next thing that God is going to do, but we do know we are getting close. In other words, why would He say whenever these things begin to come to pass? If we are not in the beginning of them, then I do not know where we would be in time, because of the things that are happening. We are not only living in Matthew 24 when the fig tree is shooting forth its buds, that has already happened, but we are living in the time of full growth, when the fig tree has figs on it. It is talking of Israel. There are more Jews coming home now as time goes on, from Russia, from Ethiopia and other places in the world, the Jews are going home for the last days. They have to. There has to be enough out of the twelve tribes there, or let me put it this way, out of all but the tribe of Dan. Dan will be in the final roundup as God shows there in the last chapter of Ezekiel, chapter 48. Whenever he names the tribes that will be there, the tribe of Dan will be there. But in the ministry, the tribe of Dan will be left out because of transgression. It shows three thousand years back, when the tribe of Dan transgressed by putting up false gods, that God does not forget. He does not forget your good works; He does not forget the evil in the world. God is not a forgetter. God is a restorer. It says He will restore what the cankerworm, the caterpillar, and all of them, as is spoken in the 2nd chapter of Joel, how He will restore all that. Only God can cause a tree that has been barked to come back alive. I saw something unusual back in the spring. There was a burning bush at a house in Jeffersonville. The squirrels completely barked that. But whenever it came time for leaves to come on it, the bark came back on it. The tree was completely white where the squirrels had barked it. But the bark came back on it and the leaves came back on it. It had its pretty red color. I have proof of that. Only God can do that. To me, it is representative of what God has done to Israel as time goes on. There are just a few things to happen over there before the fulfilling of His word. Because the bark has come back on the tree. What the locusts, the caterpillar, the palmerworm and all those bugs had done, which would be things that Daniel saw concerning the four different kingdoms, but God has restored much of Israel. But they do not have their land back. Whenever they get their land back, you can say you have a short time. Because they will begin their animal sacrifice and they will begin to build the temple again for the Millennial reign which will be coming up after that seven year period of time, as Daniel spoke about it in Daniel 9:27. Whenever that is over, we have been over that in this message we are on, I believe it to be true, the things that are happening, the earthquakes, the hail, all of this that will happen according to Revelation 6. It is all coming about, but it will happen at the end of the week, which we have been studying. We put a slide up showing the end of the tribulation and beginning of the seventy-five days. The reason I have gone into this, some may say, why should this interest us? Only Bride people are going to understand this. The religious world is poking at it. It is just like a probe; they are poking at something they know nothing about. But God has reserved this, as in the book of Daniel, only the wise will understand. We are not the wise of the world. Paul very plainly speaks of that in the 3rd chapter of 1st Corinthians, the wisdom of man will not operate the hand of God. Wisdom is through the gifts; the gift of wisdom will tell us where we are at in time. This is ministered to us through the word of God, the times we are living in and the seasons. The seasons would be leading up to the time of the end. So, we pass through different seasons of time, since 1963 we have passed through different seasons of time. God is still moving. As the song says, God is moving us on, He is leading the way, the way we have never gone before. I must believe that because the word of God is true. What we have been on, as far as the great multitude and the foolish virgins and all, the raising of the dead, this will be at the end of the tribulation time, immediately after the tribulation. Because God is not going to let His saints lay in the ground while all this stuff is happening to this earth. He is going to take them out of the ground to be with Him, during all of this. Because they are going to be able to see the happenings of those things that have come against them, especially the foolish virgins. Of course, whenever this happens, you find the 6th chapter of Revelation, the fifth seal will come into focus, as well as those in the tribulation time, because they suffer the same type of persecution. But we find that old Rome, the government was a country of beheading. This was how Paul died. This is the means by which this will happen, because they are so devil possessed, the worse execution they feel they can do to man, they will, in that hour of time. The saints of God at that time will be going through the tribulation, as it says in Revelation 14, let us read that. 9th verse, “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 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, 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: 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 the patience of the saints: (See? He goes from that to this, here is the patience of the saints….) here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: (Blessed are the dead, it is not talking about death as a punishment. But death here, is a welcome to those that are alive at that time. They welcome death because this will get them out of what they are going through. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth….) Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; (Their labours in that time is belief, belief in what God’s word presents to them. Belief, you cannot enter into an hour like that, you have to either be dedicated unto Christ, or receive the mark of the beast. There are only two things there that you can do. You must be dedicated to Christ. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours….) and their works do follow them.” That is not building, because works here has nothing to do with handmade stuff. Like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, they built a hundred houses in New Orleans, now the porches are rotting off, because the built it out of a new material that did not have preservatives, that was supposed to last forty years. They built these houses in 2010, now the porches and rails are rotting because they wanted to be environmentally friendly. Their works are going to the dogs. But this is not talking of that. This is the life they are living. Jesus was asked at one time, what must we do, that we may work the works of God? He said, believe on He whom the Father hath sent. This is the work of God, believe on Him who the Father has sent. If we believe on Him who the Father hath sent, you are not just going to be busy with things to build up this world, you are going to be busy with the things of God. This is what happens during that tribulation time. They are not building. This is not works they are doing to build up this world. This is the life they are living in the dark hour of time. Let us go to Revelation 20. “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” As I went over this last Sunday, this happens immediately after the week is over. “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, (Thrones which the Bride of Christ will sit on.) and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them (which is the Jewish element and the foolish virgins. And I saw the souls of them…) that were beheaded (That is what I was talking about a while ago.) for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” This finishes the first resurrection. This next verse will explain that to you. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” That is the thousand-year period of time in which the devil is bound. It all happens simultaneously. I have other scriptures I want to go to. One is 2nd Peter, chapter 3. “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance.” He is saying here, I stir up your pure minds, by way of remembrance. “That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.” What is that talking about? Scoffers, the message is wrong, what we are preaching is wrong. This is very serious. “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” Since the fathers fell asleep, who would he be talking about? It has been men as Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson that have gone before us, since the fathers fell asleep. All things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. We have to be mindful that we do not fall into these categories. Because what Bro. Bud and I were criticized about, was this right here. They said whenever Bro. Jackson was gone, that Bro. Bud and I would be showing his messages on the screen. Why did you say that, and you are the very ones doing the same thing? You do. What makes you any different than the Tabernacle? “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.” Talking about the flood of Noah’s day. “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” He is talking about mankind there. The world that was overflowed with water, the people perished. “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” Against the day of judgment, the day of judgment will come when this world is on fire. That is the judgment of mankind, of the flesh of mankind. That is not talking of the final judgment. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” That is what we went through, the two days, when it ended in 2004 ½.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men (Some men, not all men, not Bride people. But some men….) count slackness; (It is a bad thing when we get to the point it really does not make any difference anymore. It does not make any difference how we dress; it does not make any difference in what we look at, or the appeal of the world. Because all things are continuing on. But if you look at the way things are going in the last four or five years, if you look at it, even before that, if you look at how things are going, you see a difference. As some men count slackness….) but is longsuffering to us-ward, (God is, He keeps us going in the hard times, in the bad times, whenever we cannot see too far in front of us. Some people think whenever they begin to have problems that God is not with them. But remember this word, as you go into the 12th chapter of Romans, remember this word, he said without chastisement, which all are partakers of. Do you think the ministry does not go through chastisement? Sometimes we are made to wonder what is going on. You begin to check your life; you begin to look at yourself. That is what chastisement is all about. If you chastise a child, then that is for correction. But if we receive chastisement, which all are partakers of, to some it may be sickness. To others, they are burdened and do not know why. It is just sometimes you get under a burden and do not know why, then it seems like there comes an opening. Brothers and sisters, you know what I am talking about. You cannot put your finger on it, but you know there is something there that God is trying to get your attention, and my attention. One thing he said also in the 12th chapter of Hebrews, lift up your heads, straighten your shoulders. Do not get the mully-grubs. Do not let Satan see what you are going through. As Bro. Kevin and Sis. Sandy sings that song; we have to show him who is boss. Sometimes God will let us stand alone for a certain time. I do not like chastisement, but I know without it there is something wrong. He is longsuffering with us.) not willing that any (any child of God, that is what it is talking about, not willing that any…) should perish, (He is not talking about the world. Sometimes we want to keep thing in a big pull when it is a little one. We go through many of the things the world goes through, because we are still in this flesh. As long as we are in this flesh, we are going to have trials and tests. Tests is not something that is trying to destroy you. It is something to open our mind, sometimes just to get us to look to the Creator. The disciples asked Jesus, teach us how to pray. He said, when you pray, pray, Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Do not forget to say, forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Look at it in that way. Down the road, just a short way from here tonight, we are living close to that hour, just a little way down the road is the final test, your final trial, your final mistake. One day it will be the final prayer, then you will wake up on the other side.) but that all should come to repentance.” As he goes on, he says, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, (The world has never heard anything like this. It will pass away with a great noise. This thing is going to go kablooey. These things are just to help us understand that there is a final thing that is going to happen.) and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” That car, that house, God just lets you borrow it for a time. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, (He likes that word, dissolved. Seeing that all these things shall be dissolved…) what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for (being glad when it is over. I am talking to Bride people now. But he is also talking about the end of the world. Looking for…) and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, (Of God’s judgment upon this world.) wherein the heavens being on fire (Why would the heavens be on fire? That is to get rid of all the dirt, the filth that has reached unto the high heavens. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire….) shall be dissolved, (Here is that word again, dissolved. Do you know what you do to something that is dissolved? It is like putting water on the stove and letting it boil until it is all gone. It goes back into the atmosphere. It is dissolved as far as you are concerned.) and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” Here is a little fisherman standing there that day, writing his memoirs. He got his great telescope tuned into the heavens. He is saying all these things that are going to be dissolved, the elements shall melt with fervent heat, he is looking into the future, into our day. It is like binoculars; you have to turn it until it gets where it shows a clear picture. “Nevertheless we, (Who is we? Is that talking about the world? Is that talking about some of these preachers that is looking for a great revival to happen here in America? The revival is over. I heard one preacher not too long ago, he said they are looking for a great revival, but he said, I do not believe it is going to come. I thought, you are right. They have been doing that for years, year after year. I remember Rod Parsley, he talked about 2007, 2008, 2010, this is the year. It just kept going. I do not know what he is preaching now, I do not watch him. He came from the hills of Kentucky, but he did not learn much about the Father. They build their Bible colleges and all that stuff, sending out their workers. Sending them into foreign countries and making a big name for themselves. Nevertheless we…) according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” Can we live a life like that? We better. How would it be if somebody followed us all day long? What would we talk about? What would we listen to? What would we see? I tell you what, there is a great Holy God, the Holy Spirit from God, that is watching over us. He is more important. “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, (w-r-e-s-t) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their destruction. (He is talking to the Bride.) Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, (That is our growth, grow in grace, grow in understanding.) and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” I have another scripture I want to go to now in the book of Jude, 5th verse. “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Not a man, except Joshua and Caleb, went into the promised land, that was over twenty years old. They perished in the wilderness because they believed not. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” There are some angels that are chained, never to bother man, because they were so evil. Think, what if He had let them loose? This earth bears the scars of them. You have deserts that will not grow anything. But one day when the curse is taken off, they will blossom as a rose. “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, (That is exactly what they had done.) are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
Eternal fire, or eternal destruction. “Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” That is all he had to say. “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” Did you know that serpent seed traveled this earth and ruled this world? What they know naturally as brute beasts, he is not slack concerning what he says about it. In those things they corrupt themselves. “Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, (Cain did not want to retain God in his knowledge. God spoke to him when he had killed his brother. You have top politicians today that would rather lie than tell the truth. They do not even know how to tell the truth anymore, Democrats or Republicans. Some of these top Democrats and top Republicans, if you put them in a sack and shake them up, you do not know which would fall out first. Oh, they make a big noise on television when they come out, but they are conniving. What they know naturally as brute beasts.) and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, (I never saw such as I have seen today, you cannot even have a commercial on television without somebody dancing. They are dancing their way right into hell. It is vulgar. I do not know why they want to show Hollywood to see who is the best dressed, they should show who is undressed. Sometimes you cannot turn your head fast enough. There are women that live in the dark jungles of Africa that do not cover the top of themselves, but that is their way of life. But you have American women that are worse than that, because they barely clad themselves to where they will be revealed. Woe unto them! The Bible says let them alone, they will all fall into the ditch together.) and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” He rejected truth. He rejected the servant of God that had been called. He rejected Moses. God opened up the ground and swallowed him up. He never stopped until he got to torment. “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” Why do I preach that? It is a warning. Let us be mindful of our walk. Why do Jude write it? Why did Peter write it if it was not to be preached? Nobody on television is going to do it. “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.” That is Bride people that He comes back with when He is on that white horse, to execute judgment. Brothers and sisters get used to it; you are going to see it all. There will not be anybody that is fearful or unbelieving in that bunch. Pacifists? No. You better get ready for that day is soon approaching. “To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds (That day when they cry for the rocks and mountains to hide us from the face of Him, they are going to know that they were wrong. All their ungodly deeds…) which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” It is a popular thing today to speak against Christianity. We have to be careful, we do not want to say anything about Muslimism, because we might offend somebody. I say, offend. People in Egypt and around this world are seeing their churches burned, the people within them being burned also. No, they are not Bride people, but they did not give up on His name. They do not know what you and I know, but they were not willing to let that Muslim religion defeat them. That is the worse scourge upon the earth today that there is, as far as persecution. Now the Hindus in India are doing the same thing. Hindus, at one time, were a peaceful people, but now they are going out of their shell. No, I do not believe in Hinduism. They think you are going to be punished as long as the tree has leaves on it, each leaf counts per year. It may be that you will be punished a million years before you get out of that. That sounds like the Catholic faith, purgatory. Some of these priests are now saying that they do not believe there is a hell. Wait and see. “These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, (Mockers. None of them have a good word for us. Oh yes, they have their preachers, but they do not believe what we believe. Mockers in the last time….) who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.” There is not much good I can say about anything like that. I will stop at that. I think I have said enough to see where I am going with this, without spelling out words. I will read that 19th verse one more time. “These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.” Prayer.
Preached February 2, 2014 – am
In this message, there is a whole lot for us to be thankful for. I realize that God is still showing us things. He said He would show us things to come, and He is doing that. I was asked a question Thursday night concerning the 7th verse of the 15th chapter of Revelation. “And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.” Why would it say one of the four beasts? That would have to be representing the beast of this end-time. Remember the beast, since the first one, has never known what we know. So that is speaking of this fourth beast, which is the flying eagle, one of the four beasts. It does not say all four beasts, one of the four. That would be speaking of the end-time beast, which the flying eagle represents. In the 4th chapter of Revelation, there is something there when John was given the commission. I want to go to that for a minute before I get into the rest of it. Starting in the 1st verse. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.” If you go to that 1st chapter, you will find that he said he would show John things which are, which was, and which are to come. He does show him things that had already happened. He shows him the church ages and how the churches of that time had fallen into apostasy, which had happened and was going on at that time. But in this verse here, he has only said that I will show you things which are to come, which goes along with that 7th verse of the 15th chapter, where he is no longer in the 4th chapter showing him things which were. Because it is a prophecy from thereon. We find the seals are opened in the 5th chapter. Then in the 8th and 10th chapter, he is no longer showing him the things which were or are present, but he is showing him things that are to come. That is the only thing mentioned in that. But if you go back to the 1st chapter, as I said, you will find that he says things which are, which was, and which are to come. Now he is shown things that are to come from that point on because it was a prophecy mostly for the end-time. We do have the seals in the 6th chapter, but you will not know what they are until the prophet of this age that God dealt with concerning the six seals. I had a long list of questions the other day, I think the man was in the Branham move, but he did not seem to understand. It was just a list of things concerning the worship of Bro. Branham and all that is going on in the Branham move. He wanted some answers, and if I answered everything there, I could have spent a lot of time that I do not have. I may give him a short answer, but I will not exalt the man above what God made him out to be, which I believe he was. When I was at the Branham Tabernacle, I had people try to push on to me that he was more than a man when I first came there. When that thing was going on, Bro. Branham rebuked it when he preached “The Trail of the Serpent.” He rebuked it, but some people did not get it. He thought it was dead, but in the dream he had, he said I shot it with a shotgun, and I saw it crawl off into the water. I thought right then it has crawled off into the people. Water represents people. For years on Easter, they waited at the grave for Bro. Branham to raise. Whenever Sis. Branham died; I went to the funeral, then walked from there up to the cemetery, which was just a city block. When we got through, all these men with long beards and everything, looking like the Amish, stood there and began to sing “Only Believe.” It was so weary that I just left; I cannot take that kind of stuff whenever people try to make something when there is nothing to it. Bro. Branham will raise with the resurrection of the just. Whenever the rapture takes place, he will rise from the dead, or shortly before the rapture, just as all the dead saints have died up until that present time. But that is my answer to people that try to push things into the present time because some people say just like they did in Paul’s time, the resurrection is already past. I do not see many results from it. I remember them preaching some time back that if you died with one arm missing, then when you would raise, you would be missing an arm. I thought that is not much of a resurrection. Then the thought came to me, what about John, his head was missing, is he going to raise without his head? It just gets crazy when you go dabbling into things that there is no background scripture. Then you are like a ball lost in high weeds. You will never find your way. I do not guess the man who wrote that e-mail listens to our broadcast, but he wanted many answers. There were pages of them. People have fallen into that, though. No matter what they made Bro. Branham out to be, I always believed what he was. I believe he had the Elijah spirit on him for this day. And I believe he was a prophet, an Old Testament type prophet as Elijah was. But he was a forerunner of the second coming of Jesus Christ, just as John the Baptist was a forerunner of the first coming. He carried that message that would forerun the second coming of Jesus Christ.
I want to get into my message this morning, I have new scriptures up here which I want to look at. I want to get into the ones that will life through the tribulation and become sheep people, after this is all over, which will live in a natural body whenever the Millennium comes. I was looking at these scriptures here that I want to review and look over. There are other scriptures I never did get to that I want to look at. We will look at the 13th chapter of Zechariah, 8th, and 9th verses. “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.” That is concerning the end-time there. “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.” That is concerning the beginning of the Millennium. Last week I had a slide up concerning the ending of the tribulation and beginning of the 75 days. I want that slide there now because of something here, the ending of this, it was mentioned about that I should have put the 144,000 here, which is right. The 144,000 is here, they are raptured just before Armageddon. That is where you see Jesus sitting on the cloud, Revelation 14. We will go to that, then I will come back to the 14th chapter of Zechariah. 14th verse, “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, 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.” The reason I say this is before the beginning of the 75 days, here you have the ending of this as you go down to the next verses. You have this here, which is the ending of this time and the beginning of this time, which is Armageddon. 17th verse, “And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.” Remember this one has already reaped. The 16th verse shows that he has reaped. Another angel came out of the temple, which is in heaven, he also 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. 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. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” So right here is where this happens, right here at this line (chart) is where this happens. Then after that you go into the 75 days. Last week we were talking about the 75 days. The first thirty days, which is in Daniel, which I base this one, Daniel 12. I will review this a little bit here. Verse 11, “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Which goes back to the middle of the week. That goes back to the middle of the week, which adds on another thirty days on top of this. Whenever this takes place, then God’s wrath hits the earth for that thirty-day period of time, which the foolish virgins and great multitude are raised here, which begins the thousand years. The devil is bound here, which all happens at the same period of time. They are all raised right here according to Revelation 19. So, we have that period of time. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” Which is another forty-five days, which makes 75 days. But we are dealing with the thirty days this morning. It is hard to see how anybody could live through this period of time, which I went over in the 24th chapter of Isaiah, where it talks about the earth reeling to and fro as a drunkard. If you ever saw anybody that was really drunk, they cannot stand up. But this earth will be reeling and rocking. What is happening, it is going back into place. God is more or less rocking it back into place. Then you have all the judgments happening at this time. Only a miracle of God would keep these people alive for thirty days, only a miracle of God, but also there are goat people. The sheep and the goats that will be both living in that time, but God is keeping the goats alive until this thirty-day period of time is over, because judgment is happening to the earth at this time, but judgment is not happening unto people until this is over, that God is going to judge who lives and who do not live, which we get into the forty-five days. Because that is when the judgment takes place. Now I will go back to Zechariah 14. You have something happening in this period of time, which he speaks about, then you have something that happens here at the end-time. “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.” This would be in the middle of the week period of time, from there on. “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” That day of battle would be in the Old Testament when God fought for Israel. Remember Hezekiah, whenever he was come against, how God spared Hezekiah and all Jerusalem without any fighting, without a sword or anything of that nature. The leader spoke out against Hezekiah and told the people, do not listen to him, the gods of these other nations did not save them, neither will God save this city either. But during the night when the leader of the army rose up the next morning, there were a hundred and eighty thousand and some dead soldiers there, without a battle ever being fought. Because God took their lives. “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, (Here is a picture of this. Here is Jesus in His glorified form, standing upon the mount of Olives. Something happens to the city of Jerusalem while He is standing there. His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives…) which is before Jerusalem on the east, (Those who have been there know something about that, as you stood and looked over into the valley into the Eastern Gate, how you looked across that valley. There is where He is going to stand on the Mt. Of Olives, where you were at. He will be looking over the city, something is going to happen here.) and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, (There is a reason for that, which takes you back to Ezekiel 47.) and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” There will be an earthquake whenever He stands there, and that is for a reason. “And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” He is not going to be all alone, all the saints with Him. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark.” This happened in the 1940’s and 1950’s. They had a glimmer of light, but not much. The day when it would be neither dark nor light. “But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.” That is our time, which began to happen under Bro. Branham’s ministry. That is when the denominational world broke completely away from truth. In 1960 when Bro. Branham preached the Church Ages, he saw just a little glimmer of light. That shows up in the seventh church age, whenever he made up his chart, how the light came from the very beginning unto the end. Then in 1964 when the pope went to Rome, there was an eclipse of the moon that happened over St. Louis Missouri. They took a picture of the eclipse and it was exactly the way it was in Bro. Branham’s drawing on that chart, he made mention of that, except in the seventh one the eclipse went completely dark, which goes to show you that Laodicea was now in darkness. The light moved out from the denominational world into a message, a message that we carry on in the day we live in. “And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea, in summer and in winter shall it be.” That is why I mentioned a while ago about Ezekiel 47, that is what explains it there, but it only tells you that it will go to the Dead Sea, which will be healed. But it tells there will be great fish and everything in that, according to the fish that was in the great sea. Now you can see the reason for it, because the fish are going to swim from the great sea to the Dead Sea. Because there is a river now that comes out Jerusalem near the altar, and it goes both ways, from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. That is what it is talking about here. It shall be in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem, half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea, in summer and in winter shall it be. I had the question asked me one time, will there be winter in the Millennium. This answers it. But the answer is already there in the 8th chapter of Genesis, 22nd verse, where it says there will be harvest time and seed time, there will be summer and winter. “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” There are not going to be these little gods. There are millions of people in India that worship Buddha. It has even spread as far as America; people are worshiping Buddha. As I have said, this is a little god because God is going to destroy it. It said, in that day there will be one Lord. The Lord shall be King over all the earth, in that day there shall be one Lord and His name one. “All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; (You did not see much plowing in the land below Jerusalem, it was all desert. Remember the little animals that David hunted, that he more or less lived on, those little animals with horns. That was about the only thing you saw that was alive in that part of the country.) and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate (In the Millennium, Benjamin will be south of Jerusalem. It will no longer be north; you see that plotted out in the book of Ezekiel where God is parting out the land there in the 48th chapter. From Benjamin’s gate…) unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.” See? We are getting on into the Millennium here, but there are things that I wanted to bring out there. Because this is what happens. “And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; (Think about it, it is a plague. God is in command, one Lord, one God.) Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, (Whatever means He uses there, to do this, the heat is going to be so hot that they will not fall down dead, they are going to melt. The body will melt while they stand on their feet. This happened in Japan, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. I went to school while I was in the Methodist Church with a young man from Japan. He said the people thought it was the end of the world whenever this happened. On those bridges they went across, you could see where they made the effort to because they had melted while they walked. God do not need a nuclear weapon. God is nuclear. Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet…) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” Think about the heat, thousands of centigrade of heat. It would take that to do this, while a person is still standing upon their feet. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, (People will go wild. A man that has a neighbor will lay hold on him, because they have become mad.) and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.” Now this one verse goes back to the time when Judah will fight, which goes back to another time.
“And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heaven round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.” This goes back to when Israel gets her land back. But then in the next verse goes right back to the one we just came out of. “And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.” A plague, God causes plagues. If you look at it, think about the weather we have had in the last few weeks. This is a plague. All they are showing on the news in the last few days is the Super Bowl. It is the only two states in the union that have legalized marijuana. But they do not worry about that. They are just worrying about putting in their bets, who is going to win the Super Bowl. This nation has gone nuts, from the little man to the big man, to the president, if you want to call him a big man. Everybody is placing their bets. It will be over after tonight, then there will be a lot of headaches in the morning from all the buffalo wings. I never did see a buffalo fly. And all the beer, whiskey. Do not go to the grocery today because everybody is picking up their chicken wings, their booze. I want to go to the book of Malachi now. Chapter 3, verse 16. “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.” That is what we are here for. Of course, these big churches, tonight, will have their little church service, then they will show the Super Bowl. The stupid bowl, their Super Bowl. “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” There is a book of remembrance, how we have treated His word, how we have treated His name. In the Supreme Court building, Moses figure is still up there with the Ten Commandments. The Supreme Court has its hands on all these decisions, abortion, homosexuality, things that people are pressing in this hour. The Indiana House is going through that now. The people will be given a chance to vote this fall whether gay marriage will be allowed in Indiana or not. It may not do any good, but I want to vote. But do not call me and ask how I am going to vote; it is none of your business. I was called and asked before the last election if I was going to vote for a certain one. I said, no, and hung up. That is too personal, to me. I will not tell them that anymore, I will say, you figure it out. The 4th chapter. “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; (That goes right along with Zechariah 14. I have said, and so has Bro. Bud, if you are cremated, we will not do your funeral. But there is going to be some cremation here, God is going to do it. How do we know that? Let us read on. Behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven…) and all the proud, (These people that have their nose in the air today, they think they are something. If it rained, they would drown.) and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: (Maybe you do not know what stubble is. Stubble is what you have left in the corn field after the combine has run through it, in the soybean fields, just stubble.) and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” They are not going to be the ones to bear children in the Millennium. They will have neither root nor branch. That is where the family tree ends. “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” This is talking about the ones that are left here upon this earth. “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet (Leave them neither root nor branch, that is where God’s cremation comes in. You might say, well I have loved ones. Sure, we all do. But I am saying today, flee from the wrath to come. That is the only answer you will ever get out of this, flee the wrath to come, because it is coming. Whenever God’s anger comes, it said that it would rise up in His face. Ye shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet…) in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb, for all Israel, with the statues and judgments.” Those statues and judgments are still here today. What did I read from the 3rd chapter? There is a book of remembrance, those that those that often spoke His name, when He makes up His jewels. You are a jewel in God’s eyes. Israel is the apple of His eye, but you are the Jewels of God’s crown. Let us go back to Isaiah 4. To you that did not believe this, let me read it to you again. Hear my voice, it shall come to pass. I never will forget that. A week before I ever preached this message, there was a sister that told me, just two days ago she was praying about this person, wondering if maybe they had made it or not. Then two days later I preached the message about the great multitude. That answered her question. Because it was something she had wondered about, something that had bothered her. She said her question was answered. One week before I preached this message concerning Isaiah 4, Bro. Charles Meadors had said something to his wife, I wonder when Bro. Allen is going to preach on Isaiah 4. One week later I did. Nobody had said anything to me. God has our number. He had your phone number. He had your house number. Whenever I heard the other day that rotten bunch that has to know what is in your bank account, they know it. They know about your credit cards; they know how you spend your money. Do not tell me they do not know all about you. They have your medical records. They know how much is in your bank account, things that should not be their business. Because it is nothing to them, they have made it their business. Leave us alone, we are not bothering you. We are not cheating you; you are cheating us. You are spending money on abortion and stuff like that, that we do not believe in. We will do right by you. Why do not you do right by us? Leave your nose out of things that does not belong to you. To you that do not believe this, I will read it to you again. “And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, (That is coming up. That has not been, that is coming up after Armageddon is over. Seven women shall take hold of one man….) saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.”
Bro. Jackson mentioned that, concerning the lesbians of this day. Do you think they feel a reproach? I am not saying that against Bro. Jackson, I am just saying let the man be a man. Bro. Jackson was not God. I remember the day those preachers preached in this pulpit. That got to be their subject, Bro. Jackson. I preached “My Hero” because of that. Bro. Jackson told me, preach that more often. Bro. Bud knows he said it. My Hero was Jesus Christ. It still is. We will eat our own bread, only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach. The gay and lesbian movement is not reproached today. They do not feel any reproach. In that day, listen to it, in that day, in that day. The next verse, “In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped out of Israel.” That is talking about the Millennium. “And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem.” Every one that is left alive. “When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” Burning, that is what we have went over. “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” That is the Millennium. That begins when the thirty days is over. Prayer
Preached February 2, 2014 – pm
There is so much going on in the world, it makes you realize time is getting short. It was mentioned to me about the Oscar’s, I never watch anything like that, but there were thirty-eight couples that were married, to show off to the world their standing and what they are standing for. The world looks up to that kind of stuff when we know that Sodom and Gomorrah are here. We want to give God thanks, that He has given us a place to come and worship Him, where we can stand together on the things the Bible speaks of. It is an opportunity that we have. I have some slides that go along with this message. I want to go to that tonight, I will be going back and forth to other things. I went over Zechariah this morning, along with Malachi, but I plan on referring back to Malachi tonight. Because it is going to be during that first part of the seventy-five days, where this is going to happen. Think about what a terrible time, where God said He would leave them neither root nor branch. In other words, that type of life is just cut completely off. The lives that people are now living, that they are glorifying, there is not going to be left even one thought about it. People are not going to go into the Millennium thinking about what a good life this was. Because it is going to be such a change, it is going to take time for things to build back up, it is not going to happen overnight. That is why there is a thousand-year period of time. The thousand-year period of time for repopulation, but at the end of that thousand years of time, God is going to judge what has gone on in the Millennium. Because there will be many people that will not even believe during that time. Because man’s heart is deceitful and most wicked. God is giving man an opportunity during that time, I am not talking about sheep people, sheep people that go into the Millennium will be sheep people at the end of the Millennium. Nothing will change there because they cannot be sheep and then turn into goats. But you are not going to have any of the goats left. During the time of the Millennium, there are going to be children that are born, that will not recognize God, because of that serpent seed that is still there, lingering in the loins of mankind. It is not yet the perfect age, but it is what is going into the perfect age. The Eternal Age is the perfect age. Then whenever this is over, there will be no need for the rulership of what goes on in the Millennium, and the Bride of Christ that goes through the Millennium will no longer need to rule and reign, because God is going to rule the whole earth. But they will be as the angels. Whatever is placed here for the angels to do, the saints of God will be doing. There is not going to be any more struggles. That will end all evil. But we are not there yet, we are not in that part of the Bible yet to go over those things. Maybe someday we will, but not now. I want to go to the 25th chapter of Matthew. We showed last week many pictures of what will be going on in the first thirty days, because it is going to take time for the earth to settle back down to where judgment really takes place for the sheep and goats. It will not take place during the thirty-day period of time because the earth is in turmoil. I was thinking about what they said this morning concerning Bro. Turner. They had to lead him out to his car because the spirit of God was upon him and he could not stand up. I was thinking about that, may this fall on all of us. That is what fell at Pentecost, it was no different than what that is. I am sure it lasted long enough to where a lot of people saw it and they said, what is going on? The home bunch said, oh, these are just drunk. I am sure if Bro. Turner walked out here like that, police passing along the highway would say, that man is drunk. He was, but it was a different spirit, it was not what came out of a bottle. It came out of the love of God. It is the best thing that could ever happen to any of us. God is moving. He is moving in the lives of His children. He is correcting things. As He corrects things, things will become more prevalent to us. We do not have to worry about when, the thing we need to think about is, let us have it. I know there are some that are hungry for that type of feeling. Some say, well it is not in feeling. But it said, as Bro. Bud read that scripture about the woman that touched Jesus, she felt in her body that she had been healed. She felt something, something came over her to let her know that something had changed. Something needs to come into our lives to tell us, if we do not know, something needs to tell us, everything is alright. We do not all have to act alike, maybe it would be good. On the day of Pentecost, all of them acted alike that came out of that Upper Room, women, and men. I am sure that somebody was held up. I am saying these things tonight, let us get everything in order. Let us just get out of the way and say, Spirit of God, take over. That is what the Holy Ghost is, it is the Spirit of God. Verse 31, these first few words will tell you when that is. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, (When will He come in His glory? In the Millennium. Because this happens the last forty-five days of time. This is when this happens because everything is now settled down. When the Son of man shall come in his glory…) and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.” That is not a man-made throne. That is a judgment throne. That is a decision. The jury is that of that Jewish remnant that went through that last half of the week, and the foolish virgins, as they give their lives by many of them being beheaded. They are going to know the ones that visited them in the prisons. That is not you. You are not foolish virgins; you are not going to be the ones visiting them in prison. We have a picture of the sheep and the goats. Notice how similar they are. They look alike, but the spirit in them is different. Even the taste is different. Sheep eat grains and grass. Goats will chew tobacco; they will eat the tires off your bicycle. They will climb on the roof of your house. If you have a haystack like they used to have, they would be up on top of it. They like to show off. “And before him shall be gathered all nations: (See? This is a national, worldwide judgment. There will be somebody else sitting upon thrones in that time, taking instructions from the One that sits in glory. That do not mean that before Him, in one place, that everybody is going to be gathered. There is no way they could. Do you understand me? How are they going to get there? Are they going to ride bicycles? Where are they going to get the gas? Will they fly there? How? This is right after the world has gone through its struggle. You, the Bride of Christ, will be sitting upon thrones also, just as Peter, James, and John and the rest of the apostles, as Jesus explained it.) and he shall separate them one from another, (He is talking about sheep and goats there.) as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.” It is easy for a shepherd to do so. It will be easy for Him to do so because He has witnesses. There are no more squeamish people that are afraid to take hold of what they are supposed to do. We are not equipped in this mortal flesh to do that. We will have to be immortal. We will have to have our bodies changed like His glorious body. “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.” There is a difference. That is the difference in religion. Most all of the people of this earth are religious in one way or another. The church people will say, we are all going to one place. I do not want to be in that place. “Then shall the King (Christ is King) say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Think about these that have gone through this thirty-day period of time, along with the sheep, just to go into the place that God has prepared, into torment. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. God knew these from the very beginning, who they would be. Every young person on this earth, whatever age they are now, God knew who would be in this group, the sheep people. Bro. Branham used to preach it this way, God knew every time a bat would bat its eyes. That is saying that God knew from the very beginning what each individual would do with the opportunity they have, therefore He predestinated it. All life comes from God. But whenever this is over, this is not life. There is no life in that. Let me read that 34th verse again. It is important. “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” God knew, not like the Methodists say. The Methodists say God did not choose to know what Adam and Eve would do, it sneaked up on Him. I am glad I am not a Methodist. I never did fit that mold. “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.”
They did this without realizing that they were sheep. They did this out of the goodness of their hearts. Because inside them there was something different, something God put there that they did not even realize. These were good moral people. They did not go along with the things that are now. Young people, watch what you watch, watch what you see. There are young children now that are watching things on the internet that are filthy. I saw something yesterday, these men were teaching their little children, girls, and boys, how to shoot a gun. They had a four-year-old boy shooting a machine gun. He was looking around while he was shooting it, he was not even looking at the target. I do not want to be on that range. You have people on every side of a situation that want to push the label. It is not wrong to have a gun. Of course, some may not agree with me. It is not wrong to protect yourself because the devil sure does not aim to protect you. I hungered and ye gave me meat, you gave me food, that is what it is talking about. In the Bible, meat is talking about food. That is talking about somebody that is incarcerated during that last half of the week. Or somebody that has refused to take the mark of the beast and there is somebody out there that had a heart about them. It is kind of like the little boy, he heard his daddy pray for his neighbor across the field, praying that God would take care of them, that He would feed them. They were starving. He had plenty himself, but he just kept praying that God would supply their need. One day he woke up and got up from his prayer and saw his little boy with a ham, walking across the field. Whoa, son, where are you going? He said, I am going to answer your prayer. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you took me in. I remember Begin, the Prime Minister of Israel. He lived in a three-room apartment while he was Prime Minister. He helped lead the fight against the Arab world before he ever became Prime Minister before the wars were going on in 1948 and so on. He hid under the floor. These people had a house with a little space underneath their house, he hid in there because they were after him. When he went out, he dressed up as a rabbi so they would not know who he was. He more or less covered himself. He lived like that for three years, I believe it was, while all this was going on. Whenever he became a Prime Minister, he did not believe he should live in some big palace of some kind, so he lived in a small three-room apartment. He did not have all the luxury of the White House. Whenever we were in Israel, we saw Netanyahu’s parliament building that he had. There were three or four floors, but it was not any bigger than this church. You let politicians in this hour, let them get to where they feel like they are something, they have to have everything. While I am thinking about that, I saw this afternoon where Kerry is trying to force Israel into concessions to where they will give up land, and they have to do it by the end of April. Netanyahu said, Kerry, do not tell us what to do. Stick to your guns Netanyahu, do not let that bunch of no-goods tell you what to do. Israel is a sovereign nation. But Kerry and some of them think they can rule over them and make them do what they want. That is what he is intending to do, make them give up land. Kerry, you are making God’s face red, so to speak. You ought to look at all the weather problems and things that are going on in this nation and straighten up. Whenever you mess with Israel, you are messing with the apple of God’s eye. God is getting ready to pull that sleeve up His arm, because as it said in Isaiah 52, God will bare His arm for Israel. Brothers and sisters, we are getting in the neighborhood of what God is going to show himself to be. Some of these are in rags, they were naked. It does not mean they were stark naked, but they had no change of clothes. The clothes they had were half worn. I remember when I was growing up, eight or ten years old, I had a hole in the knee of my overalls. We had company come and I remember sitting there with my knees crossed so nobody would see that hole. But this is worse. “Naked, and ye clothed me: (Somebody had compassion. This is the judgment that goes on in that last forty-five days of time. Think about these people that have lived through God’s judgment, now it is time for them to be shown.) I was sick, and ye visited me: (The deplorable situations of what some are going to have to live through during that dark hour of time. They were sick, they did not have penicillin, they did not have antibiotics. They were just sick. If you get in this deplorable situation that these foolish virgins and that Jewish remnant will be in, you are going to be sick. I was sick and ye visited me. They did not just visit them; they did something for them. When you are in that kind of situation that they will be in, it helps just to have somebody come and see you, to show concern about your situation.) I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” These did that without realizing that they were adding to their state with God. They want to sing their songs now; these preachers want to preach now concerning the time we are living in. It has nothing to do with it. You have people in other countries living in deplorable situations, drinking water from where cows and horses are walking through a river. People washing themselves and little children drinking water from all this. But this is not the middle of the week. But these things go on in the middle of the week. “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 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 (which is Christ) shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, (He is answering this as though it is Him. But it is not He that He is talking about, but this is connected to Him. You are connected because the vine is connected to the branches. These that He is talking about and not Bride saints. But He is talking about those that believed on Him that went through this great tribulation of time. 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.”
Back here in the last half of the week, as all this is going on, now we are coming over here into this part, that last forty-five days. Let us go back to Daniel 12, verse 11, “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” We went over that this morning. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” See? That ends the forty-five days. He is saying, Blessed is he that comes to the end of that forty-five days. This is already taken care of. Whoever makes it here goes into the Millennium. That last forty-five days, as it is ending, then the judgment is over of who will and who will not. As I said this morning, these have lived through that first thirty days. They lived through that, of Daniel 12, but only to live through that turmoil of time, to come to the end of this, because what God is doing, He is sifting. That first thirty days of time, He is getting ready, He is burning with extreme heat, thousands of centigrade of heat. How are these going to live during that time? God has His way; He places these where they need to be to keep out of that furnace of fire. We read that the cities of the nations shall fall. Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But then He says to Daniel, “But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” There is a blessedness on these that go through this period of time, to end up that forty-five-day period of time, whenever it ends, because whoever is living when the forty-five days is over, that is what makes up the ones that go into the Millennium that are natural people. This is not talking about Bride. This is not talking about the great multitude. This is not talking about foolish virgins. This is not talking about the Jewish remnant. This is the ones that make up the Millennium, that will live in the state where Adam and Eve lived at one time. I hope this makes sense. I will let you go tonight, early, because I do not want to keep you too long on account of the weather outside. Prayer