Preached on June 7, 2020 – am
This is not a local gathering today, it is in one sense of the word, but we have a gathering around the world. We thank the Lord for that. God has called you because He said He would. This message would be published throughout the world before the end would come. So it is either in paper form to the many that cannot get the message. Some do not have internet, but they get the tapes. It is just a blessing. I have talked to different ones that call me regularly. Bro. Dennis calls regularly and so does Bro. Phil. Bro. Phil was talking about what was going on in Georgia. He talked about the police department dancing with the marchers. We have seen them in different places that are dealing with that. Today we live in a troubled country. Bro. Jackson preached a message one time about the 1970’s and 1980’s, the time of the hippies, the time of the children during the 1980’s, as people began to talk about the day of the child, and so on. He said the 1990’s would be the day of the devil. We have seen him let loose in this hour we are living in, to where there are only a few people that are doing the right thing, because everybody seems to be bending to something today. No matter what, they are bending their ideas. A child of God always looks at the scripture before they enter into a situation. That is the only thing we have to look to, the scripture, for our leadership and guidance. I know sometimes people do not agree with what is being taught, even what is taught here. But I know in Minnesota yesterday, there was a new person who has come out to defund the police department. He made a speech yesterday. He thought he would get a lot of people to say yes to it, but everybody began to holler no. They completely drowned him out, he could not even finish his speech. People knew that if they defunded the police department that it would only be anarchy because of the things that are going on today. In New York as they were marching, the word was said, Allah Akbar. People heard that word being said. You know what that is. That is a Muslim phrase to Ali. Today we live in a troubled time, as I read from Matthew 24. I want to go back there for a minute. We know these things in scripture, we believe the scripture. This is our only hope, to believe the word of God and to live for God. This is our only hope. It is good to know these things. We live in a time when children are blaspheming their parents. Some are hating their parents because they will not march with the marchers. The young children on into the teenagers, they are mad at their parents because they will not march with them. Today we are marching to a different tune.
I saw something this morning that made me rejoice. I saw people that sounded like they have been let loose from some of the bands that have been holding them. It is good to be loose. It is never good to be bound in any way, shape, or form. But God is good all the time, always. We praise Him for the goodness He has shown to us. We were created for His praises. That was what we were created for, for the praises of the Lord God Almighty, and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is good to know truth and good to know who our Father is, and who our Saviour is. It is good to meet together with people of like faith. We praise the Lord for the opportunity we have, to be able to do that. Let us go to Matthew 24, starting with verse 4. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” This is a time of deception. People cannot make up their minds to what they want, or what they even know or believe. It is a different time, a cruel time, as it was in the days of Noah. This is spoken of in the book of Matthew, as it was in the days of Noah. The in Luke it says, as it was in the days of Noah and as it was in the days of Sodom. We have both conditions going on today in the United States and the world. There are some that are trying to make America better, trying to make it greater. But then you have the pull of another force that is against it. I know they had a thing the other day when they were swearing in people to their public offices. As they did, they would not use the term, so help me God, in that. It was the Democrats; we may as well be plain about it. I do not know what you are, it does not matter whether you are a Democrat or Republican, it makes no difference, because there is only one God. He demands justice from us all. If we do not give Him that, then He will show judgment. I feel that many people are blindly going into a judgment of God right now, because it says as it was in the days of Noah, violence filled the earth. We see it. This thing that is happening now has gone into other countries across this world. We see marches going on throughout the world, because of a man being killed. Everything is being lifted higher than the Lord Jesus Christ today. But He is the one to be lifted up, it is through Him that there is salvation, and in Him alone. There is no other way. I do not care how many religions there are today. I do not care whether it is Muslim, whether it is Hindu, whatever. There is only one hope and that is the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no other hope. I am looking at a time, if I am permitted to live, it is going to be a brief time, but Israel is going to get their land back. The Bible says they have parted my land, but I will bring it back, and it will be better in the end than it was in the beginning. I am looking for the time that one of these days, Israel will go through Lebanon, because it said it would. I read that yesterday. It is not only going through Lebanon, but it is going through other places in the middle east, across Jordan. Jordan is Israeli territory in the Bible. So is Amman Jordan, that is Israeli territory. All through those countries. Israel, as they were on their way to the promised land, leaving Egypt to go to the promised land, they came to Sinai. Whenever Joshua took over, there were three tribes that settled on the other side of the Jordan. Moses allowed that because it was the plan of God to do so. These countries had turned Israel away and they did not want them to even cross their land. I know Edam did not want them to cross their land, neither did Ammon or Moab, either one of them, they did not want them to cross their land. So this is what Israel is going to get back, all the way into Lebanon and up into Syria, as the Bible said. We are looking at scriptures that are right before our eyes this morning, when God is going to be glorified. I see things that are happening today that are disgracing God, by the way they are being handled. We have heard of prayer unto William Branham. Of course other people have been praying unto Allah is God, but it is not the God of disgrace. We see all these other things happening today according to the scripture, dividing the country, dividing the nation, and is dividing the world. A few years ago we went from Norway into Denmark, I think they can still do that. But whenever you go into the other countries, then they will not let them across the border.
We traveled all over that part of the world just a few years ago. Now it is all shut off. We know the ten nations that it speaks about, which would be Europe, those European nations, this is the nations it speaks about. The kings it speaks about. But then you have the body, which goes all the way into the middle east, all the way to Iran, the body does. Because this is where Daniel was whenever he wrote part of the scriptures. He was in Elam, the upper part of Iran. We see how it moved from parts of the body to other parts of the body, which makes up the whole body. But we find there are ten nations, which would be European nations, the Bible speaks about, being the head of this thing. We see the vision Daniel carried out for Nebuchadnezzar, how he saw the feet, the toes of miry clay. They could not stick together, because these nations, even though they are part of the ten, which they will come together for a brief time at the end time. One hour with the beast, this will be the last three- and one-half years of time. They are not kings, but they come together as kings. The scripture is completely covered there. You do not have a king in England, you have a queen in England, but she is just a figurehead. But you do not have a king in Germany, you do not have kings in these other places, but they will come forth as kings, one hour with the beast, which makes up the ten horns there in Revelation 17. Before that, they were ten kings. In Revelation 17 they are not kings then, they are heads of government. But they will act as kings. We will read that later. Take heed that no man deceives you, this is a time of deception. All the prophecy preachers and people that do not know where they are at in the scriptures, they have gotten lost. Why? Because they live in that Laodicean age, the time of lukewarmness. They are religious, but they are just partly religious. They have that Cain spirit in them. Remember the serpent, the serpent did have seed. Cain was his seed. Cain was his and Eve’s seed. You have that today. So did God have His seed. Adam and Eve was the real seed. But then you find as you go on in Genesis, it becomes a mixed seed. You have the Cain line and the sons of God line. The daughters of men were of the Cain line. They were just religious. But you see what happened to Cain. He said, I have gone from your presence now, in other words, I will never know your presence again. You have that line of thinking today in the streets of America. It is around the world, that same spirit. They have not the love of God in them, but they have the love of prosperity. The love of tearing up, of beating down. The brother of the man that was killed, he was calling for people not to loot and tear up as they did. But then those other groups, as they marched through the streets, tearing up, pillaging, this is what Jesus said about Noah, as it was in the days of Noah. We look many times at the part that says the sons of God and the daughters of men, but there was more to it. He repented God that He had even made man, because of all the violence and everything that was going on. We see the scripture here. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” They are not coming, saying I am Jesus Christ. No. They are saying they are anointed. They are convincing people they are anointed. But what are they anointed for? Some may say, well you talk like you are the only people there are. I am talking scripture; I am not talking people. I am talking scripture and those that fit the scripture will be the ones that will leave here one of these days, otherwise they will be here for tribulation. It is just marked out that way. Only believers are going in the rapture. There will not be anybody else, only believers will make it in the rapture. Then those that are dead and buried, been buried for many years, all the way back to the time of Peter and Paul and those, they will come forth in a new body, a resurrected body. It has to be the old body resurrected to make a new body. I hope you understand that.
There would be no resurrection if the body was already there. Your spirit being is there with God, but your body is not. The body of those that have died is not in heaven, but it takes that body being resurrected out of the ground, to be united with the spirit. You will be resurrected with a body that is a body without sin, without all the afflictions and things that people are dying with. There will be no covid in the body of Jesus Christ. Some may have it, some may die with it, but that do not make any difference. Whenever the resurrection comes, they will not have that. I know at one time there was a statement made after I had said something about the resurrection of the body, there was a statement made, well we have a new body in heaven waiting on us. Bro. Jackson straightened that out pretty quick. If your body is already there, there is no need of a resurrection. The ones that have died that were sinners, they are not going to be brought up in another body to be punished for what they have done, it is going to be the body they lived in here, that they will be raised with. So whether you had ailments, whatever put you in the ground, you are not going to come forth with those ailments. It is going to be as it was with Adam and Eve in the beginning. They had no blemishes within their body. But then sin came, then death came by sin. But in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians, where it talks about the last enemy, the last enemy is death. That will be in Revelation 20, and 21. Then there will be no more death whenever this happens, the thing about it is, God is going to rid death out of this world we are living in. God is going to rid it and put all that into the lake of fire. Sometime in the future that will be eradicated, and even the devil. The only thing is, the spirit that was within that body that God gave to the body, God gave His breath of life into the physical body of those bad people. Al Capone and all those, they had that. One day they will be punished to a certain degree and a certain time. Then after that, the spirit goes back to God who gave it. The body, after a bit of time, after the time God sees that it is necessary, the body, the spirit and all, the body will be eradicated. There will be no more punishment after that time is over, even for the devil. We do not know how long that is going to be. Bro. Branham said it may be as long as a sparrow taking water out of the ocean, he said that when he preached there was no eternal hell. We know that God, whenever it is time, He will eradicate that because there is no eternal hell. It lasts forever as the Bible says, but forever does not mean eternity. The spirit of God that is in you, was the spirit of God that was in Him from the beginning, or before the beginning of time. You have received a portion of what God is. God is eternal, and the eternal spirit that God gave is in you. So it makes you a part of God. We are not gods, but we are a part of God. The life came through Jesus Christ because He died to give us life. But our portion goes all the way back in eternity, because in eternity, before the world ever was, God saw you, because you were a part of Him. Jesus Christ came to save us because He was made a curse, cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.
He became our curse; He took our sins, and they were hung on a tree. Now we are free from that curse. The curse of death is still here, but God removed that curse from us. I am talking about the curse of death; I am not talking about the curse of our spirit. That will never die. The spirit that God gave you, inside you, will never die. It will not. But the spirit that you were born with when God breathed into your nostrils, He had to for everyone, otherwise they were dead. But He had to breathe that into them, to give them the breath of life. One day He is going to reap what He did whenever the Eternal Age comes, then all of death is eradicated and it goes back to where it came from, from the devil, and he is in the lake of fire. The devil is in the lake of fire before the judgment comes, In Revelation 20 he is cast in there with the beast and false prophet spirit. That is the spirit that took them to where they were, the false prophet and the beast. Today the prophecy preachers have two men, one of them the false prophet, and the other is the beast. The beast is not a man. The beast is a spirit. The beast is what came up out of the earth there. You see that in chapter 17. Let us read more here, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” We have had our wars. We have had world wars. You have had nations against nations, kingdoms against kingdoms. WW1, what a great war that was. WW2, many people died. That is not even talking about the wars in nations like Russia, how they warred against their people, millions that were Christian people were killed. That beast system killed, in WW2, look how many people were killed. Wars and rumours of wars, see ye be not troubled for all these things must come to pass. But the end is not yet. Why does He say these things must come to pass? If there had not been wars, the world would have not been able to hold the people. I am not taking up for wars, but if it had not been for plagues, wars, and all, there would be more people than this earth could ever bear. In 1918 the plague that happened then, a hundred million people died. But still we are better than seven billion people in the world. People are starving to death in some countries. As Bro. Jackson, every country that is a Catholic country, they cannot prosper. Like Mexico, the Philippines, they cannot prosper because they are under that Catholic rule. You see what happens because God has to keep the population down to a certain point. Otherwise we cannot survive. He said there would be wars and rumors of wars, for all these things must come to pass. See? There is a “must” in there, there has to be. It has got to be, otherwise the United States would have a billion people in it, or more. It has over three hundred million now. But if there were over a billion, where would everybody live? Then we come to something else. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, (In parts of the world today, twenty percent of the world is starving right now. Famine, it is not altogether famine, but the Muslim countries have overrun people. They have killed and brutalized people. As the marches go on in America, some are hollering Allah Akbar. What do you think that means? Somebody else has gotten into these marches, they have. Destruction and all this stuff that is happening now, the world is full of violence. You might say, well this is not a very encouraging message. I am just telling you the truth. But I did tell you something encouraging a while ago about the resurrection. When the resurrection comes you are going to be whole again. What a wonderful day we have ahead of us. But we are looking at what we are living in now.
These are times of trouble. The devil is anointing his people. If they show these marches, they cannot even listen to the crowd, everything has to be bleeped out. Little children are there with their parents listening to all this stuff. Every word that comes out of their mouth is something degrading. Man has forgotten his maker. We were not put here to act as the world does, we were put here to act like children of God. Jesus wept over Jerusalem as He was being led to the cross. Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing. We are looking at a nation today that does not know what it is doing. Just because you have a crowd of people does not make it right. Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom. There shall be famines…) and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” We are living in the time of the beginning of sorrows. If you do not believe it, look out there, look at all the earthquakes. Just because you do not feel them does not mean they are not there. If you did not feel God today, it does not mean He is not there. Faith reaches beyond feelings. I have more scriptures here. Go to Zechariah 7. Israel had gone into a very bad shape at this time, just like this nation today. They had gone to all their idols, Molech, Baal. They were taking their little babies and running them through the fire. They do not run them through the fire today, but they abort them. At the time they are born, they let the mother decide whether to keep it or get rid of it. Hillary Clinton had seances in the White House when she was first lady. I do not know why they called her a lady. It was even worse, but I will not mention it. We have had leaders. George W. Bush, who I voted for twice, is not speaking against our president (Trump). They do not even know what is going on. They do not want this nation to prosper because it might put Trump in again. I am not holding Trump up as a righteous person, but I did see him go to St. John’s church and hold a Bible up. It was not a Koran, as Obama used when he was sworn in. He had two swearing in, one with the Bible and one with the Koran. What do you think the Pilgrims would think about that? What did they come here for? They came for religious freedom. We live in a nation today that wants to give all that away. This nation has a past to it. I lived in part of that past. I lived when the depression was still going on. I had heard of a depression, but I did not know what a depression was. We had garden food on our table. My poor mother canned everything she could. The old saying was, we had “beans and taters” for dinner, and “taters and bean” at night. We just turned it around. I still like them. I am not ashamed I grew up during the depression. I remember having holes in the knees of my pants. If company would come, I would take one leg and cross it over the other one and hide the hole. But now they buy them that way. If I had kept some of those things, now they would be worth hundreds of dollars. That was the original, just like an antique, I would have the original. I can still sing with them when they sing, I Am Proud to be an American.
We still have some freedoms that the rest of the world does not have. But if you let the bunch that is in there, trying to get in there, you will not have this. They have said it. We are the troublemakers. They killed Jews all throughout the years and blamed everything on them. When there was a drought, it was the Jews fault, so they killed Jews. Now they are accusing Christians. Some Christians were killed the other day. They said they were the cause of this covid thing. We are outnumbered, but we are not out manned, because there was a man who went through all of it for us. If you look at the natural of it, He had a life before Him. He was only thirty-three years old. I am past that by fifty years. Every once in a while, I think about that, I think that I have overlived my limit, but God has given me this time. I want to use it for His glory. Not just to drink something and eat a meal, this is not what it is all about. Zechariah 7, “And the word of the Lord came unto Zechariah, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. But they refused to hearken, and pulled away their shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.” Do you think they are going to hear what you have to say? If you think they are going to hear, which I am not going to do it, but if you think they will hear, get out and preach what we know in one of those crowds, get a place to speak and see how long you last. In Chicago and in New York, they had baskets of brick, rocks, whatever they could get to throw at the police department. It showed it on the news. In Chicago there must have been twenty or thirty five-gallon buckets full of bricks. The policemen are being killed and hurt, being stabbed, shot, but you do not hear much about that, especially when you go to a lot of these news stations, they do not even tell it at all. Sixty years ago, the America I lived in would never have put up with it. When I first went into the Methodist Church, sixty-one years ago, I lived beside a state policeman. He was a person that did not take anything off people, but he was a good neighbor. I did not feel that I needed his protection because we did not even keep our doors locked at that time, it was so different from how it is today. When I was growing up, you had a screen door on the house, we had a door, but we did not lock it. I remember one time mom and dad went some place. For some reason they felt they should lock the door, so they put up a note, look for the key. I did not know where to look for the key. I had never looked for it before because it was not necessary. Now you have to protect your place. You have to protect your family. You have to protect your children. You have to protect your home.
They refused to hearken, pulled away their shoulder and stopped their ears that they could not hear. “Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: (He is telling the end of it here because they did not listen. They stopped their ears against the former prophets.) therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts. Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts.” He cried unto them by the mouths of the prophets, they would not hear. It got to the place that He had begged with them, pled with them. He has done that with this nation, but they would not hear. God was good enough to send a prophet. I moved here in 1963, that was thirty years after the revival that started this, that started the Tabernacle, the baptism when a hundred and fifty people were baptized down in the Ohio River. As he baptized the seventeenth person, the voice of the Lord came and said, as John the Baptist forerun the first coming of Christ, you will bring forth a message that will forerun the second coming. Thirty years after that, I moved to that area. It was still young in one way. Now it has been eighty-seven years. Thirteen more years will be the time since when this all started, a hundred years, almost that now. A message rang out throughout this nation telling people to get right with God. It went through three different pulls. I sat there in the Tabernacle whenever the seals were being preached, everybody was looking for that third pull to come. Oh, it is going to bring a revival, it is going to bring people to God, it is going to heal people, they are going to have new limbs put on their body, they are going to have new eyes. We are going to go behind a curtain and when we come out, all of this is going to happen. People began to prepare for a big tent meeting. They did not even listen to what was said when he said, if you will receive it, this is the third pull. Here I was, I was hardly an infant in the truth of God’s word, for some reason the Almighty God put this in my heart, they are looking at the wrong thing. He said, “if” you will receive it, this is the third pull. The Seals were the pull that they overlooked. It was really God’s word being manifested. The heavens represented it. Therefore it came to pass that He cried, and they would not hear. So they cried and I would not hear, said the Lord of hosts. “But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.” If I had to go to Israel the way it was at one time, I would have felt the same way about it. But for some reason, that little nation that God promised to Abraham, that little nation will grow anything. It looks like there are too many rocks to grow anything. There where Jesus preached the Beatitudes, which is a place full of stones. They said the stones were Jacob’s tears whenever he came out and met Esau. If I went by sight, as I leave Jerusalem to go south down to the Dead Sea, I would say that nothing would ever grow there. But it said the desert will blossom as a rose. Whenever I read in Joel, those last verses there where the water will come forth from before the throne, and then read in Zechariah 13, it talks about it going from one sea to another. Then you read it in Ezekiel 47, what does it say? It says everything will grow, starting from Jerusalem all the way down to the Dead Sea, where nothing is growing now. That is a place where the Bedouin tribes have tents, old shacks, beat up metal buildings to live in. They raise a few goats and donkeys. That is all that is there. But God is going to make it blossom. That is part of the Judaean territory. Whenever I read the scripture in Zechariah 10 and 12, God is going to bless Judah first. That is where all the trouble is now. That is where the land that God is going to give them, which they have parted that land, it is coming back together. We are going to see it; it is coming back. May God bless you all this morning. I have not been mad; I am just looking at things the way they are. Let us pray.
Preached on June 7, 2020 – pm
Lord willing, next Sunday I want to get to the heart of my message, I have not gotten to it yet, but have been leading up to it. There is a lot between here and where I want to go to. Whenever I do, I want to be able to provide you with evidence of the things we hope for and the things we have not yet seen. We are beginning to look at a time and season, and an opportunity that God has allotted us, to be able to, with the word of God, be able to see things as the scripture would place them in our time. God has allotted us this time to be able to know, first of all we have to know our Saviour, otherwise it is in vain. But God has opened up to us an understanding. To the world it is a hidden thing. Jesus said in Matthew 13, that they which see might not see, and they which hear might not hear. Because of that, we understand that the word of God is a light to our pathway and a lamp to our feet. That gives us something to go by in this time that we live. I want to end this message tonight, using the scripture, but in a way that is a little bit humorous. You may not realize that now, but the Bible does speak of something of that nature. I have the scripture that will do that when I go to it. I know I was in Daniel 2, and we will go there tonight just for a little bit. Daniel is interpreting a vision that nobody else has been able to find the answer to. Whenever he was able to do that, then he sent the one who was over the eunuchs to go and tell the king that he had something that he wanted to say but asked that he give him just a little bit of time. He was not biding for a long space of time, maybe just two or three nights at the most, until God does give him the answer to the king’s dream. The death was upon him as well as the three Hebrew children, as well as the rest of the Chaldeans and the soothsayers, all of those. When the answer came, then he asked the king not to kill the magicians and all those people that had tried to fool him. Because he felt responsibility, to be able to save lives, and he did do so. He goes through all the kingdoms that is going to happen in the next hundreds of years, all the way down to the end time. Here he is, a young man, he has been in the land of Chaldea for only a couple of years. He is only in the upper teens whenever he does this. God blessed him with the answer, even though Daniel was going to live some seventy-three years or so after this. It put him up around ninety years of age. He was still serving God at the end of his time as he was at the beginning because God is still speaking to him. In Daniel 12, he speaks of things that there is no other recording in the Bible, when he speaks of the seventy-five days. Nobody else ever recorded that, not even in Revelation. It was because he had a revelation of something there that was not really necessary for the saints of God at that time. In Revelation, as it has been said, it is a letter to the saints of God, to the Bride of Jesus Christ, it is our letter, a love letter unto the Bride of Christ. But Daniel went beyond that in telling of the seventy-five days, but he did not really have the answer to it. It had to come down to a time when it would be, as the Bible says, would be revealed in the last days. We are in the last days. So the revelation has to come to that time. I am so glad of the time that we are living in now, and for all that God is doing for us and showing unto us, to be able to know. We will start with verse 44 and 45. These are long verses. “And in the days of these kings.” See? He is now telling what they are, they are kings. He first sees the stature that Nebuchadnezzar has had in a dream, but he lost the dream. It is much like I did about the numbers of the days and all that was given to me, I could not help that, because I just remembered the 23, but I did remember who talked to me.
If you let something like that happen to you, you are going to wake up. You will not lay there asleep. Because it was that plain and evident, even when it was spoken. Those times were numbered. I know by the scripture there is one more time to come, and the coming of the Lord will be in the fall of the year. You might say, how do you know that? It has to line up with the scripture. Because the first two feasts that the Jews had lined up with the scripture. It was the Passover and Pentecost. Then the last one was to line up with the last days. Because it is talking about the last days when the gathering of the saints of God, will be gathered together, that is why they build the booths and all. That starts really in September and goes on into November. I am not putting any date on when the Lord is coming back. But I feel according to the scripture it will be in the fall of the year, because of the way it is outlined and the way the other two happened. Really there are three feasts of the Jews, there were more added, but in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus, there are three feasts there that it speaks about. The three feasts it speaks about, one was about the Passover, one about Pentecost. Pentecost was last Sunday. I forgot to mention it, but that is what it was. It is the fiftieth day after the sabbath, which would be forty-nine days from the time of the resurrection until the time the day of Pentecost came. The day of Pentecost would have come on a Sunday, which is what we think about and celebrate. A lot of times it happens in June because of the regulation of the moon. I was thinking the other day as they were telling about the strawberry moon, which was a full moon. They called it the strawberry moon because this is strawberry season. I did not know what it was, but they talked about it, this is a time for strawberries to be gathered. So all these feasts happen in the time of the gathering in of the fruit, every one of them. We still have the fall one. That is the gathering in of the fruit whenever Pentecost happened. This was the firstfruits according to the time of the year. Then in the last time you have the early and latter rain all comes together, right at the end, at the time of harvest, the last feast that is to be there. I do not say this because I am smart, but I have studied the scripture. I did see Jonathan Cahn last week where he talked about Pentecost. I did see part of one of those. He drew out all the different things pertaining to Pentecost, which was very good the way he placed it in all the different feasts. What I see in the word of God, there is one more to come and it will be the time of the gathering in. Because it is the last harvest. Whenever the Jews had their last harvest was at the time that is just ahead. Which meant redemption. Redemption came, which will be redemption for the Jews. Redemption come and then we find the gathering in of the fruit happened and the Jews will be able to see the harvest, their last harvest starting in September. It was really at the time our meeting was supposed to be. We do not know that it will be yet, but possible. I am not saying for sure. We have had to skip the other two. But God is good any way. As I read this tonight, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, (That is talking about the end time. God will set up a kingdom. He is talking about the rapture. Then after the rapture there will come, a little over seven years later, there will come the time of what will be the Millennium. I have a lot to talk about there that I mentioned earlier. This is going to be the heart of the message that I want to bring out. In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom…) which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, (It will not be left to the things that are going on now. It will not be left to other people, the kingdom will be set up and it will be the Bride of Jesus Christ with the Lord over the kingdom, we find that Israel is going to be the capital of the world.
Let me put it that way, it will be the capital of the world. Jerusalem will not necessarily be where the Bride will be, only those Jewish people that were Bride people will be the ones that will be there, along with the people that God has spared to live during that time, which would be young people. I would like to say that there will be a lot of Judaean Jews that will be there, plus the house of David. The Bible speaks about it. The kingdom shall not be left to other people…) but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” Forever is a period of time, it will stand for ever, when you go into the Eternal Age, then it is going to be a different thing because God will be in charge. But His Son will be in charge of the Millennium because He will be King over this earth along with the Bride of Jesus Christ. I do not want to go into that too much right now, but the Bride of Jesus Christ will be kings and priests. We have a lot to look forward to. Do not be discouraged. Do not let the devil get you down, because he is a liar. He will not tell you the truth. “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain (The stone that was cut out of the mountain was Jesus Christ, with His Bride. Because He is not going to do it all himself, He is going to have a Bride people that will come back to this earth to destroy wicked mankind at the battle of Armageddon. Jesus Christ, being the head of that. The stone that was cut out of the mountain…) without hands, (Without governments, let me put it that way. It will not be any government ruling this. It is going to be God himself through Jesus Christ who will rule and reign during that time. The headquarters will still be in heaven, but Jesus Christ will rule this earth. Because He is the Son of David, as it speaks in Revelation 5, which also brings in the Bride, those that partake of the Lamb with seven horns, as it had been slain. But this is seen as something that happened many years ago, but the effect of what Jesus Christ did, the blood that was shed, is still in effect today. It was not something that came and went, as the Catholic people think He comes back and dies every Sunday morning. It does not have anything to do with anything like that. But Jesus died once, and for all, that was good enough. Otherwise you could have just kept up with the bulls, goats, and lambs, things like that, if that would have been enough. But that was not enough, so God sent His own Son. I mentioned a little about that this morning. He was a part of God because God sent His own seed into a virgin womb to bring forth a Son that would be without sin, without sin unto salvation, which we are partakers of by the grace of God. We did not earn it, but it was already there at the very beginning before the beginning of the creation. God had looked over the whole situation, but we did not know it. We did not know it, but God did know it. Jesus was born of a virgin. He was there in the thought of God, but then He came into focus in God. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself.
If God was in Christ, then that is really speaking of the Holy Ghost in a way, but in another way, God was in that infant that was born to bring Him to an age of accountability, to where He would receive the Holy Ghost. The main priest office, I know you have the lesser offices which start out at twenty years of age, but the main priest office did not start until they were thirty years of age. That is the time that Jesus came on the scene, in the spring of the year, with a message. Because He was really baptized in the fall of the year. But then He had to go through certain things in order to prove himself. He had to go into the wilderness to prove himself, just like you and I are proving ourselves today, Jesus had to prove himself before the Father. He speaks of himself in the 17th chapter of John, where He said, I sanctify myself. Really, He is speaking to the disciples, that they may know. So He goes from there to the cross to fulfill all that He has talked about at all times during His ministry. I hope you understand that. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands….) and that it brake in pieces the iron, (That is a part of the Bride of Christ. Brake in pieces the iron, which is yet to come. That will be done at Armageddon. That will break it in pieces, after that then the spirit of that beast, which there were four parts of it, that spirit of that fourth beast, as you look at it from Revelation 13, and Revelation 17, you see the end of it there. It said it brake in pieces the iron. See? It starts with the foot. Then it goes upward, all the way up to the top. Because that is the important part of it, when we look at the scripture. The iron…) the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” Now I want to go to chapter 13 of Revelation. We are going to see in these verses here, and then I hope to link it up with chapter 19. It is the same beast, the beast that was, and is not, and yet it is. And it shall go into perdition. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” He is looking at the last beast, which is what he is looking at, that beast that rises up out of the sea with the ten horns. These other kingdoms, in the book of Daniel, I believe it is chapter 7, that I read last week, how their lives were prolonged for a season. Revelation 17 and Revelation 19 snuffs their life out. In Revelation 19 whenever their life is snuffed out, then the spirit of the beast and the spirit of the false prophet goes into the lake of fire, never to raise again. Because the spirit of those things, which is demons from hell, that is not talking about all of them, but those that come about at that time. Having seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy, which has been gone over, but I want to direct you to this. “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: (He goes all the way back to that, then he brings the other part in, which covers all those kingdoms plus the ten horns.) and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The dragon, the devil, you see the dragon is cast into the lake of fire. “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; (one of his heads as it were wounded to death,) and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” The deadly wound was healed, remember that. We will see that in Revelation 17. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: (The dragon is the devil. The Bible speaks of it as you go along on into the book of Revelation. The dragon is the devil, but the beast is the people, the kingdoms that have worshipped the dragon.) and all the world wondered after the beast.” Now where is the beast? It is in the middle east situation, there in Europe as well as I said this morning, it goes all the way through into Iran. No doubt into Pakistan and parts of India.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: (Remember the dragon is the devil.) and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? (with the beast) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; (Which happens in Revelation 11, the two prophets when they are killed, also in Daniel 11, as you read the last part of that concerning what the devil is. He is so vile there. It tells you that he does not worship women. You see that in Revelation 17, he has nothing to do with women. We will see that as we go along here.) and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” He kills the two prophets, then he takes over. He takes over Jerusalem because Israel has made a covenant with Europe. I have said, and I believe it to be that way, after all those countries that line up with Russia there, Russia, Iran, and all that line up with Russia, when they are defeated, it is going to shake the Jewish nation. They are going to feel obligated to stop this thing, to sign a treaty with the beast. Whenever Russia comes against Israel and God gets rid of them, all but one sixth of them. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that one time, he said that one sixth will be going back to their homeland and tell their family what really happened in Israel, giving a witness to what God has done in Israel. I do not aim to go into all these other chapters, but I do want to go to 17. I remember when Bro. Jackson went into this, he said there is something there, if you are a child of God, search something that will bring you a revelation. That was making it plain. So I went home that Sunday afternoon and began to look, and the first verse showed me something. “And there came one of the seven angels (This would be the first of the seven angels, because the last one speaks later in Revelation 21. There came one of the seven angels…) which had the seven vials, (see? He is going this angel something to do concerning the last part of the week. Because this is the last part of the week when this happens here. You have things spread out that did happen on that, to bring it up to this place, but really this is talking about the last three- and one-half years, the main part of it. There came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials…) and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; (He is wanting to give him a closer look, one of the seven angels, which had the seven vials, come hither, come hither, I want to show you something. It is so amazing to John, that he almost falls for it, because it is so beautiful. It is a beautiful woman that he is looking at here. You will see that as we go on down in this.) I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters.” That is people, the same thing as Revelation 13. It tells you that at the end of this chapter. The woman sitting upon many waters is people. As I mentioned about the Catholic Church this morning, this is what it is talking about, that and the denominational world, as well as the independent people. It is all the same thing because they never did take on the name of Jesus Christ in water baptism.
Up until the time that you come to Revelation 3, the seventh church age, to the end of the seventh church age, people were saved even though they were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. But then the lights went out, you have no more salvation in that, because God sent His spirit, His anointing, He sent a prophet to introduce to us that there is only one way, and the church world did not receive it. He preached for years without letting people know what he really did believe about baptism, things of that nature. At the last of it, it had to come out. It had to show, because it was something that could not be put under a basket and be hid any longer. I know different ones, Bartleman and those, baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, but it was not that well known, just among different ones. I know the Jesus only people heard about it, but they go ahead as Jesus only, they made Him God. But there had to come a true revelation out of it. I am thankful for what I heard. I am thankful the way Bro. Jackson brought it out about the glass of water, which brought more understanding to me than what I did have. See? God does so much, time after time, because He does not let all His secrets be known to one man or one generation. Little by little, as the Bible says in the 28th chapter of Isaiah, here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept. He mentions it twice to establish it. This is it, that is what He is saying. “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, (What is that talking about? They have lived their life for that Catholic Church. Why would it be that she would be committing fornication? Because at the beginning she was married to the Lord Jesus Christ, then it turned into systems. It turned into beliefs. It turned into water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Then it turned into different things, supposed to be under one God, now today you can believe anything, and you are going to heaven. A lot of people are going to be disappointed. It says here, with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, as I said in the beginning, she was married, then she drifted off. Do you understand that? She drifted off from her husband. Whenever the apostles started out with this, it was truth. They started with true. By the time you get to one hundred, they were already baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, less than a hundred years later. They had already begun to drift. You see by 326 they had the Nicene Counsel, when they did, they decided the only way to baptize, and there was one man named Arian that stood against them. There were six hundred false prophets, that is who they were, stood against one man because he believed in baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. They put the apostle’s creed in there. Bro. Branham said the only apostle’s creed there would be, would be repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. He said if there is an apostle’s creed, it is that. I agree with him.) and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” Drunkenness, she intoxicated their mind to reality. As we go on here, we are going to see the thing about it, as it said in the 13th chapter, one head was wounded unto death, but it came back alive. The denominational world, the prophetic preachers are saying this man of sin is going to be shot in the head, he is going to die, then he is going to come back to life. Only God can give life, the devil cannot give life. “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, (This beast has turned red through the blood of saints.) full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” You are looking at the end time.
“And the woman was arrayed in purple (There is a reason for that. Arrayed in purple…) and scarlet colour, (Why would she be arrayed in two different colors, which are almost the same? You have two different colors, you have the end time color, which would be scarlet, and you have those saints that died under that years ago. Which is arrayed in purple, the dead saints of years ago, their blood is on their hand. Here it comes about again in the end time. The same thing. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour…) and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, (We are going to see the end of that here in this chapter. She was arrayed. The Vatican has their own bank, they have their own government. She is arrayed in those precious stones. Years ago, somebody was looking at a vase in the Vatican. They asked how much it was worth. They said, a million dollars. It would be a lot more now because gold has gone up. That was when gold was two or three hundred dollars an ounce, now it is seventeen hundred. Decked with gold, precious stones, and pearls….) having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, (See? It is a mystery, because they had it in Latin up until the 1960’s, they did not want anybody to know what the Bible said, so they kept it in Latin. I remember when I was delivering bread for Donaldson Bakery. At that time I had a route that went through Bardstown three times a week. That was a Catholic community, which is where most all the whiskey comes from. They would not eat anything but fish on Friday. Do you know why they did that, eat nothing but fish on Friday? Because the fish markets were going under, so the pope made a decree that they could only eat fish on Friday. They had to eat fish on Friday in order to keep the fish market up. That is like the Lent season. They have to give up something during the Lent season. I remember one woman who said, I will give up candy because I do not like it anyway. They were not going to give up anything they like, they do not want to do that, just something they do not like.) THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, (Denominations,) AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” The independent groups, it is the same thing. “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Great wonder. She looked impressive by looking at her, that is all he had to do. The words were coming as he was looking.
He looked on her with great admiration, then here the angel corrects him. “And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? (Wait a minute John, what is wrong? Wake up John. It was impressive what he was looking at there. The angel said unto me, wherefore didst thou marvel?…) I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, (The woman who is the great whore. I had to say that, but it is the truth, that is what it is.) and of the beast that carrieth her, (Which is the ten horn nations. That is why is carrying her.) which hath the seven heads and ten horns.” If this is not convincing to people, the next verses will. “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; (What is he talking about? I remember Bro. Branham going over that. He kept repeating the beast that was and is not, and it was and is not. He said that is the succession of popes. Really it has another meaning. We know the succession of popes. What is it? This goes back to Revelation 13, the beast that was, and is not. That is when the Catholic Church was declared as dead. Was, and is not…) and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” That spirit did not die. It revived. Was, and is not, and yet it is. From 1808 when they declared the Catholic Church was dead, because the pope was put in prison. The pope died in prison. Then he was revived again in the 1940’s, beginning in 1945. In 1964 President Johnson sent an ambassador to the Vatican. That was the first time this nation had ever had an ambassador to the Vatican. His daughter married into a Catholic family and became a Catholic. But the denominational world is no better. Can you see that? It was, and is not, yet it is. It had to revive. That is where that deadly wound happened. It was revived. It was not a man, as some have been talking about, shot in the head. Somebody has been shot in their head all right, shot with some kind of spirit to believe those things. “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” There is no other city in the world except Rome is sitting on seven hills. Look in the Britannica and see what it says. “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” That goes to 800. In 800 is when, I believe it was Pope Leo, to the best of my remembrance, he anointed the first king. From then on, the Catholic Church, the pope was the one who made the choice of who would be king. But that was leading up to the endtime. “And the beast that was, and is not, (See? It goes back to that again. The beast that was, and is not…) even he is the eighth, (That is showing you what is going to happen right here at the endtime, in that last three- and one-half year period of time. Even he is the eighth…) and is of the seven, (No different than what those rulers were in the beginning, those seven kings, devils. Look at Daniel 11, as you go into the last part of that, he is nothing but a devil.) and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” As kings, the last half of the week they receive kingdoms as kings. Prime ministers are what some of them are, but not kings, but they receive power as kings. For one hour, which is not talking about one day or one month, it is the last half of the week. “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” Unto that ten horn nations, that is what it is. They will give their power, in other words their authority, it goes unto that beast system in which the whole body is represented in it, not just the ten nations. “These shall make war with the Lamb, (This does not happen until the tribulation time is over. But it is interjected in here because they are still living on after this. But it is telling you what will happen.
These shall make war with the Lamb…) and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Three different things there, they are called, they are chosen, and they are faithful. Faithful to the cause right on down to the end. With their last breath they are still believers. But then it goes on, this is interjected here, which goes along with chapter 16. Chapter 19, where the Bride of Jesus Christ comes back with Him on white horses, this is what he is talking about. But the angel just cannot hold it, he has to tell it. He has information. We have information tonight; we have to tell it. “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” That covers most of the world. They claim they have over a billion follows. You put the denominations in that, you can add up to two billion. This middle eastern situation is at hand. It cannot just sit, it cannot settle there, something has to happen in the middle east. Something has to happen in Jerusalem. That temple has to be built. I like the part in Hosea, 6th chapter, where it talks about, after two days. Two days ended in 2004 ½. But it said, after two days, then in the third day. We are living in that overlap. We are living in the “after two days.” “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, (This is when they get authority. These ten horns will hate that woman. Somewhere the misery of it comes in. That is why it talks as it does in the 11th chapter of Daniel, which I have mentioned at different times. It said he does not give his desire to women. Why? He is saying, I am God. He is going to be riding right on top of that beast. The Catholic Church is going to be done away with. He is going to kill it. That is before the tribulation. Well, I did not know that? Here it is. “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” Rome is going to burn. They are going to pick the gold out of there which the coffers have taken in, into that Vatican, all this time. I saw where they were marching in the Vatican, and it is the same thing the world over tonight. There is something going on in this world. If this thing is not stopped soon, the whole world is going to be up in arms. I will have to say the same thing Amos said, get right with God. “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, (To that whole beast system, the ten horns.) until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, (Rome) which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” It has already happened. She ruled the known world. You may say, you should not talk like that, I have good friends in these denominations, I have good friends in the Catholic Church. Then pray for them. Only God can change the situation, otherwise it is sunk. We are not living in the time yet, but I will not get into it right now, but whenever the Millennium comes, you better watch out. There is going to be a righteous rule. The Bride of Jesus Christ is going to take on the form of a righteous ruler. There will not be all this slipshod stuff you see going on right now. I want to look at that later. We are not going to go to heaven just to eat cotton candy, sitting on a cloud, floating around, looking at all the beauty. It is going to be beautiful.
By the time of the end of the Millennium is over, this world is going to be beautiful. God is going to suck the water back up into its rightful position. There is going to be a big land mass to what we have now. Some of what we have now will be sunk. God is going to get rid of the big cities. When you go into the Eternal Age, it will just be small towns and villages. God does not like big buildings. God does not like skyscrapers. Man has built it just like they did the tower of Babel. They built it and thought, look what we have here. They name buildings and put a big name on them. People go there because of the name of the big building. People have gone to New York. That is where the Macy’s parade was at every year. Now what is it? It is boarded up. I am sure some of you all have seen it. It is boarded up because people do not like people who have anything. You have so many dope addicts and things of that nature, if you had twenty dollars on you and they knew it, they would kill you for those twenty dollars. The Bible said violence would fill the earth. We see it, it is here. I hope you all got something out of this. Let us pray.
To be continued in next issue…