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2Desperation pp. 21 Now, watch what's come after the Seven Seals: (1)the uniting of the people, (2)united signs, (3)the red light flashing in the last days; (4)the sign of women getting prettier; and (5)men, what they would do; (6)all these signs of the Holy Spirit leading up; and then come right back here to the capping-off of all those messages since the Seven Seals. It's capped off in this one thing: (7)the Token that we are all right. See? Just check ourselves and see if we're in the faith.
4In Questions and answers COD 64-0823M P:34 Brother Branham said, "All right, fifth question:240. "Will the Bride be gathered together in one place at the rapture, and will it be in the west?" "Nope, don't have to be there. Yeah, the Bride will be gathered together in one place. That is true, but not until the resurrection. See? "For we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord..." I Thessalonians the 4th chapter, I believe it is. "We which are alive and remain unto the coming (parousia) of the Lord shall not prevent (or hinder) those which are asleep (universally); for the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise, and we shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air." Therefore, the Bride will all be together when it goes to meet the Lord. See? It will be together, but it don't necessarily mean that they all have to be setting in one place like this; because the Bride is sleeping in the dust of the earth around the world, from the Arctic to the tropics, and from the east to the west, from north to the south.
5Now, in brother Branham's sermon The Rapture 65-1204 P:89 He shows us the order of events for the rapture. Wednesday night we spoke on the order of events at the time of the resurrection, so this morning we will carry on with this thought some.
6Now, in the Rapture sermon p:89 brother Branham gives us the oder of events for the rapture, "The next is what? was a trumpet." (1). "A shout", (2). "a voice", (3). "a trumpet". Now, the third thing is a trumpet, which always at the Feast of Trumpets is calling the people to the feast; and that'll be the Bride's supper, the Lamb's supper with the Bride in the sky. See, the first things comes forth is His Message calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride, the one that's died back in the other ages. They're caught together, and the trumpet, the feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that's the thing that takes place, friends. We're right there ready now. The only thing, the church coming out has got to lay before the sun to ripen. The great combine will come by after while. The wheat will be burned, the stalks, but the grain will be gathered into it's garner. See?
Now, of course brother Branham is referencing both Luke and Matthew where we hear the prophetic words of John the Baptist concerning the Son of God saying these words which are to be fulfilled at the Appearing that takes place before the 2nd Coming.
7Luke 3:17 15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, (Messiah) or not; 16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
10Many have misappropriated this scripture entirely to the ministry of Jesus Christ at his first coming and the baptism of fire with the licks of Holy Ghost fire at the day of Pentecost. he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: This part is the day of Pentecost, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost that fell on that day but notice John doesn't end what he says at that point. There is a second part that is not fulfilled until two thousand years later.
12Again let's read this in Matthew 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
13Now, I want to say something to you right now while I am thinking of it, and forgive me for talking politics for just a minute, but this is important to understand. There is a Message from God being broadcast all over the world as the entire world has their focus on the political elections taking place here in this country.
14You may have missed this being you are not interested in politics because as we quoted brother Branham last week as saying that the Whole thing, both Democrats and republicans is corrupt. But when a man is full of the Holy Ghost he sees God and His word in everything he looks at. As brother Branham said, when a man is full of God then all He can see is God.
15Now, I do not believe in coincidences, not for a moment. I try to see God in everything in my life and what is taking place in this world. The Bible speaks of a time of burning that is to come upon the world with unquenchable fire. Have you notice that.
17Now, brother Branham always said the natural types the spiritual. And the names of the top 4 contenders for the position that is considered the most powerful man on earth is very significant to what the world is about to expect.
19Once more 63-0804A P:35 What have we got, the Pentecostal people today? Too many Rickies. That word, Elvis and Ricky, you never heard of that in other days. It's a word; it's the name for this day. It goes with this. It means something. You say, "A name means nothing." Then why did He change Abram's name to Abraham? Why did He change Saul's name to Paul, Simon's name to Peter? Why did He change His Own Name?Why did He change Jacob to Israel? Not until he wrestled with the Lord, not until he overcome. And when Jesus overcome death, hell and the grave, the Bible said He had a new Name. And when Jacob overcome...And if the Church can overcome, she'll stop saying, "I'm Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian." When she can overcome her creeds and the world that's drawed her in there, she'll come back to the Bride of Jesus Christ, Miss Jesus Christ. Amen. What a sad sight, as we see Samson standing there.
20Abraham restored 61-0211 P:26 And to show him what He was going to do, He changed his name in the 17th chapter. And He changed Sarah's name. That's right. Watch those names, mean something. Why did He change Jacob's name to Israel? Why did He change Saul's name to Paul? Why did He do all those things? After He overcome and entered into glory He said that His Name was changed. In Revelations it's given a promise to those that overcome, He would make known His new Name. That's right. Every time they overcome they was given a new name. Abraham, when he finally overcome, he was taken from the name of Abram, said, "You shall not be called Abram any more, but shall be called Abraham." Give him part of His Name, tacked His name onto it: Elo-him. H-i-m and h-a-m: Elohim. In other words, I am the Father of all things. See? And I'm making you a father of nations, so I've changed and give you part of My Name, father of nations, h-a-m. See? Elo-him, Abraham... That's a good sentence, did you ever think about that? A great evangelist today named Graham, G-r-a-h-a-m, Billy Graham, think of it, how that God in His mercy, how He foreknows and the things that He does.Now, notice what He did there, He changed Sarai to Sarah. Sarai's name, Sarai, to Sarah. Notice there "Sarah" means "princess." And he was father of nations. Oh, isn't that beautiful? To that old man and old woman, hundred years old now, the promise is fixing to be fulfilled.
23So in the natural we are seeing something that is very symbolic of what we as the bride of Christ have heard in the Spiritual from the last Trump of God which was the Gospel Message sounded by the seventh angels Message which Elijah was to come to restore all things according to Malachi 4. In fact when God's Trump sounded forth, the meetings were far greater attended than any other man preaching the Gospel in this last hour.
24So the world has its messenger and we have ours. They have their last message and we have had ours. They have their Trump and we have our Trump of God. The natural types the spiritual. And it is very easy to see the fevered pitch of the Trump supporters because they know if his message is rejected there is no hope of this nation ever coming back from the dead.
25Do you see what God is showing the world today? We can see it but they can't because they have not had their eyes opened to what God has done in this hour. You have to see this to understand This Message in order to understand what is happening today.
26But when I see his crowds, and the passion they have for his message, because its either time to swim or drown and they know it. And yet we have had a far greater message and you just do not see the same passion in the people who have heard it, and that is an indictment against this generation.
27God's end-time message is "It's either time to restore all things or its all over" and that is the same message in the natural that this Trump in the natural is declaring to this country, and not just this country but to the world. With the onslaught of Syrian refugees many of whom are terrorists coming into Europe, the European peoples are now declaring Mr. Trumps Message, but it's too late, the invasion has begun, and the invaders have scattered.
29Amos 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
34There is so much happening in the world today is was spoken of in Scripture and is coming to pass on a daily basis. But there is also another gathering together of tens of thousands of people today taking place in this hour and it has to do with politics.
The people who crowd into Trumps meetings come by the tens of thousands because they are almost compelled by their passion for the restoration of this nation. It's a Uniting time sign.
Look at the fervor and passion for this man's message, and they all know it is not about the man, but it's his message. we can restore America again. A message of restoration. He even says almost every time that he is interviewed, "It's not about me, I'm just the Messenger, it's about the Message". Now, that's the natural, but what about the spiritual?
35Revelation book of symbols 56-0617 P:34 Watch all those names; they mean something, every name in the Bible. When you see one name in the Bible, it means something. Did you know Israel's wives, when they gave birth to the twelve patriarchs, each one of those mothers, when they were having the baby, and the baby was being born, and them groaning, the groans that they came out, and named those boys in the very groans that they give, signified the nature of the child, and the place they'd make their final resting place. Every groan (Amen.), under the power of the Holy Ghost...That's the reason we should be groaning in the Spirit. Now, I don't mean a lot of put on, but I mean really in travail for the Church. Then the Holy Spirit... Then you can get some real speaking with tongues and interpretation. The Holy Spirit making utterance and tells through groans and prayer; be real truth too. It'll be something right now that you'll see take place.
36I wish we could see the same fever and passion for this message of God's restoration as this nation is seeing for the natural message of restoration. Make America Great again. Well, what about, "make the Alpha become Omega," Oh God please write another Book of Acts today."
37And the people who heard God's Message of restoration and who remain lethargic will have to answer to God one day for not having the same passion as those who have simply heard a message of restoration about the natural. And don't fool yourselves, what is happening today is a spiritual move. There is something very spiritual going on, but it's all in type, and if you are spiritual you will understand it. It's only the shadow of the real.
38In this Hour also we saw huge crowds gather together to hear the Trump of God to this generation. This was in an hour that they did not have jet planes to travel and many did not even own a car, but they came from the north and south, the east and west to hear the message of the last trump, God's servant William Branham.
391 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. And then we gather together with the saints who had passed on before, and then we are to be caught away to a wedding supper.
40But what about the world, what are they expecting? They are expecting something else altogether. The world is expecting to be totally burned. Jesus said in Matthew 13:30 Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
41Voice of God 63-0120M P:30 Now, we find out that they set the pace. And did you ever notice, our young boys has become Ricky and Elvis. You got a child named that, change it right quick, call him number one or two, or something. Don't... That's a horrible... You say, "What difference does the name mean?" Why, sure, it means something. Your name characterizes your life. "Now, Brother Branham, you're on numerology." No, I'm not. I'm on THUS SAITH THE LORD. Why was it when Jacob, he lived to his name as--as deceiver, supplanter, Jacob. And when God changed him, He changed his name. God changed Saul to Paul, Simon to Peter. Certainly, it has something. And Ricky and Elvis, and such names as that, is the modern American name which throws a child automatically right into that. See what I mean?
42To the world they have one thing to look to and that is the Burning. To them it is either "feel the Bern" or it's nothing. And if you don't feel their passion for the "burn", then you are not one of them. And so there is a war going on between those looking for the restoration and those who are fatalists and look only to "feeling the Burn".
43Smyrnaean church age 60-1206 P:50 Now, a church... Now, the church name is associated with the nature of its character. Did you notice the Smyrna meaning "bitter"? And you notice each one of the church now, it's the church name has something to do with the character of the church. I could say something here; but I'd better not, 'cause you'd get me wrong. See? Your name does too. You might not know it, but it does. Oh, yeah. You say now, "It's numerology." No, it's not. When Jacob was born, they called him Jacob which was "supplanter"; but when he wrestled with the Angel, God changed his name to Israel, "a prince." Is that right? Saul was "Saul of Tarsus," a mean fellow; but when he come to Jesus, he's called, "Paul." Simon's name was "Simon"; when he come to Jesus, he was called Peter, "a little stone." Oh, yes, sir. Your name associates what you're... It has an impression upon your character.
46And Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 "A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." And it is interesting that this woman whose last name means "a city on a hill", cannot hide her criminal behavior and character no matter how much the mainstream media tries to do so for her. The only way she could have done so is to change her name, but she didn't and she is stuck.
47And the Apostle Paul said in, 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
48And we are reminded of this daily as we see new revelations daily that this woman whose name means "city on a hill" thought she could keep secret. And being a woman this city on a hill represent a church. And there is only one church who is noted for being a city on a hill and that is the Roman church, Vatican city, the woman dressed in Scarlet in whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication with. Oh, just like this woman Clinto whose name means city on a hill, and she has committed fornication against her nation with the kings of the earth. They are finding that she used her position in office to cut deals as Secretary of State to enrich herself and her family, while bringing ruination to this Obama-nation.
49Revelations 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, (you know what another name for is? We will get to that in a few more minutes.) and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk (loss of mental cognition) with the wine (stimulation) of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of blasphemious names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 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. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
53Now it is no wonder that brother Branham in the sixth vision said, that this wicked woman was either an actual woman who will rise to power as President or vice president, or it will be the Catholic church. Because she is a woman and her name means "city on a hill" just like we are told in revelations. And it is also no coincidence that her first name is from a Latin origin which is the language of the Vatican. And it means hilarious. And there have been perhaps more jokes about this woman than any other woman in the history of this nation.
54Laodicean church age 60-1211E P:29 But there'll be a powerful woman. Now, remember, this is on tape too. A powerful woman, great woman, she'll either be President, or it'll be a woman representing the Catholic church (which I think it is) will take over here someday and she'll rule this country. This nation is a woman's nation. Flag was made by a woman; it's number thirteen. She started out, thirteen stars, thirteen stripes, thirteen colonies. Everything's thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, right on down. Thirteen stars on her silver dollar now. Everything's a thirteen. It's number thirteen, and appears in the 13th chapter of Revelation: completely thirteen. Everything is "woman, woman, woman, woman, woman," right on down. And she took over all the offices. She's took over Hollywood. She's took over the nation. She's took over the offices. She's took over everything there is; equal rights with the man, votes with the man, cusses like a man, drinks like a man, anything else. And just bait for the Catholic church, for the worship of a woman. They're already worshipping a woman anyhow.
55From that time 60-0716 P:92 In 1933, this is a woman's nation. It's the number thirteen. It appears in the thirteenth chapter of Revelation: thirteen stars, thirteen stripes, thirteen... Everything's a thirteen. Everything is a woman. And remember, THUS SAITH THE LORD there will be a woman rule before the end time. She'll either be President, Vice-President, or it'll be the Catholic church as a woman. I've seen her: A great woman, the nation bowed to her. It'll be one before the end time. THUS SAITH THE LORD. Write it down and find out, you young people. See if it happens. If it isn't, I'm a false prophet.
56Jehovah Jireh 57-0309E P:59 I seen in '33 how cars would look before the coming of the Lord. They're pretty near in that shape. You remember, I prophesied this... You mark it in your books... I've told you many times, every time here. There'll come a time... America is a woman's nation. And a woman will rise up, soon, in America, and become a great person, like a president or somewhere, before the coming of the Lord, I believe. See? Just remember that, that I've said that. And cars will become more like an egg shape, just before the total annihilation or the destruction comes to this nation. Let us pray.
57E-12 Life 57-0602 You know, the women's on the increase here in the nation, though. You know, that's what we're thinking about. You see? There's... I think it's about three to five, three out of five children that's born, three of them are girls. And the women are getting bigger, the men are getting smaller. Women are taking over, 'course that's just the trend of the prophecy of the day, that this nation is a woman's nation. It'll be run by a woman. And remember, third--1933, I saw that come in a vision, a great powerful woman will take over the whole nation someday. That's exactly right, before the end time, before total annihilation.
58E-93 Why 61-0128 I'm not Democrat nor Republican; I'm a Christian; so I don't mention these things. But I picked up an old book there that the Lord had gave me a vision in 1933 when I just first become a minister, going down to the Baptist Tabernacle. And He gave me a vision that morning, ... I seen a powerful woman stand up to the United States. You can write this down if you do so, it's going to happen. I don't know... She's on her road now. Exactly. And she took over. And then I seen the United States just like something had burnt it over hit it, and just something, blowed up rocks and things.
59Now, lastly there is another name in the presidential race and that is Cruz, and in this name the Bible speaks of both life and death, just as in Deuteronomy 28 we see both blessings and cursing, and what you receive is all dependent upon whether you hearken to the Voice of the Lord or not.
60First let's look at the Blessings, and life. 1 Kings 17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruz: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the crus of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
61But remember there are two parts to the law of God, Deuteronomy means Two laws. One is the Law of Life and the other is death. we have seen the one speaking of Life, how that the woman was given life by Elijah, and brother Branham typed this to spiritual manna by the end time Elijah.
63Elijah and meal offering 60-0310 P:14 To you who are keeping down the Scriptures, turn with me now to the book of I Kings. I wish to read a portion out of the 17th chapter. Now I'm going to begin at the 14th verse, read the 14th, 15th and 16th verses of the 17th chapter of I Kings. For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day... the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
64Now, that was the first Cruse, during the time of the first Elijah ministry, but this is the seventh age, the last age, and so we must see what the seventh or last Messenger will do with a cruse. In this hour we must look to see what the last cruse represents. Which is the other half of Deuteronomy 28, because the first is life, and we saw how life came to the curse of oil in the first Elijah's ministry, but the curse and death are also in the hand of the seventh angel as well. And in the book of Revelations, which is the last Book in the Bible we see the Cruse represents death. Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial (Cruz) into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
66But don't forget there is one more person and it is not a man, it is a woman and a woman always represents a church. And that woman has a name that ties her with the Catholic Church. Her name is Clinton is from old English and its meaning is a settlement on a hill, or a city on a hill. And Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. And it is interesting that this woman whose last name means a city that on a hill, cannot hide her crimes no matter how much the mainstream media tries to do so.
Because the Bible says, 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
67Therefore, with names like these, and we know all names have meaning and significance. Therefore, These elections have more to do with the plan of God coming to its fulfillment than we all know. And I hope when you look at the political scene today you will not say I'm not interested in politics, because now you can look with the eyes of God and see what God sees, and Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose... 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.