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1 Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we know that the same Jesus Who appeared unto Paul in a Pillar of Fire, that same One came to Bro. Branham, that same One is here, even Jehovah-Elohim, Himself, and we appreciate that, that You are here, not only a part of You in each one of us who believe and are filled with the Holy Spirit, but, also, the Great Baptizer, the Great Father, the Great Author and Finisher of our Faith is here to lead us into the Millennium.
We pray, Lord, we may truly respect that and become more and more sincere, more and more humble in our understanding, Lord, more and more childlike, freer and happier, Lord, than ever before that we can walk with the King now, and we'll walk with Him eternally.
May this sink into our hearts, Lord, and become part of us, reflect in our very lives; even as the prophet was a reflector, we should also be a reflector, but not simply a reflector, but also, a retainer, that that retained Light may shine forth manifest in human flesh. We give You the glory. In Jesus' Name. Amen. You may be seated.
Now, we're going to start this morning on "Things That Are To Be." And this message Bro. Branham preached in Rialto, California, December 5, 1965, and it followed his sermon, "The Conditions of the Rapture," later on called, "The Rapture," which was preached in Yuma, Arizona, December 4 of the same year.
2Now, in Yuma, Arizona, which is on the border of Arizona and California, but, actually, in Arizona, Bro. Branham preached the actual substance of his entire ministry--preaching ministry, teaching ministry--plus the capstone revelation of what the Rapture itself really is all about. Now, he never did explain that until December 4, 1965, in Yuma, Arizona. And when he did, it became the epitomization of his entire ministry, explaining every single thing he had ever said.
3Now, as he enters California and preaches in three places that are near Los Angeles, which has already been condemned like unto Capernaum, he actually preaches a sermon following "The Rapture" that falls in the mold of what he said after the Seventh Seals, which basically was to lead a good, Christian life. You don't have to ask a lot of questions. Just believe. Do your best. Walk on with the Lord. Or, as Paul said, "If you live in the spirit, then walk in the spirit," which, if we have a true understanding of the Seven Seals, the Seven Thunders and those mysteries which were brought to us, brother/sister, we are living in the spirit. But now to 'walk in the spirit' is to go beyond your passive faith into your active and do those things which well becometh Christians.
Now, you'll notice in this sermon, as we study it, he does not prophesy evil that is to follow, because evil has been prophesied already, and the whole area is to be devastated. And if you look that up in Genesis--the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah--the cities round about of the plains were all afire, so this will happen there, too. As Bro. Branham said, "Great fires will fall and have to follow when California begins to break away." The gas mains, not only containing the natural gas, perhaps some propane, but, also, liquid formulas, chemicals and all, which are in those vast conduits... It's going to be devastated.
5Thus, this sermon, titled "Things That Are To Be," does not go beyond "The Choosing of a Bride," where he gave the prophecy of the conditions and the falling, that spoke of a part of California, particularly LA, going under the sea. So this sermon is not prophecy in the sense that it will map out the future as pertaining to them. It's already been mapped out. But rather, the title of this message is actually saying...now listen closely: things that 'are' to be, things that 'are now,' 'have been,' 'will be.' Don't think they won't.
6So don't think what you think as to your creeds and your dogmas, your solicitations towards God, your understanding, however much you think Christ is your advocate, however much you think you have obtained through the Blood, things that 'are' reality and truth brought forth will be--"will be," and nothing else will be.
7Now you're going to find that in this sermon, because I think already from the title you will feel this is a great message of prophecy. It actually is, but it isn't. Things that are--will be. That is the irrevocable fulfillment of God's Word as has been vindicated. You will see this as Bro. Branham takes us all the way back to our origin, speaks of foreknowledge, election, and predestination, emphasizes it by way of creation, and illustrates it in life, that those things spoken by God, and, especially, those now revealed in this hour, are--which means 'being,'--are being--living (Nothing outside the Message come to life), and will be completely fulfilled and perfectly manifested as to their truth and reliability in their season. You may have to wait a little longer, but you'll find it is true.
8Now, remember, the majority of local people will not be believers. There will be a large number there who believe in him, but who believe in him in the deity way, believe in him as a prophet and a man with a gift that perhaps they stick around long enough, they'll really get something; but to really believe, there would be very few there. There'll be outsiders. They will give credit to Bro. Branham as a prophet, but refuse the Word exactly as did Israel. They will be Pentecostal babies that can't take the teaching or doctrine. So he will speak to babies in Rialto; one of three final messages, the last message being in Covina, where I'm sure it was there they laughed him to scorn.
9So you can see that this series... We may not take the rest. I don't know. We did take "The Rapture," but whether we take others is to be seen. But you will see that this is like Christ's own ministry: the winding down, the laughing, the scorn, the crucifixion. So with these thoughts in mind, and I think you must retain what I have said in order to really appreciate this message, and we're going to take our time with it. We may not get beyond just a couple paragraphs to begin with.
10Bro. Branham says on page 3, paragraph 8:
8 Now, before we open the Bible, let us understand that anybody that's got physical strength can open it in this physical manner, but it takes the Holy Spirit to open the Word for us, by opening our understanding and revealing the Scripture.
That's what really opening the Bible is by the Holy Spirit, because anybody can flip the pages. The tragic thing is many people who know they can flip the pages, and they have a pretty good understanding that they can quote you all the Books of the Bible and a lot of pertinent facts from those various Books, and have read a certain amount of theology and seem to have put a few things together, they still don't realize they're simply opening the Book in a physical manner. They don't realize that it takes an absolute, true revelation that they can depend upon. Such revelation, therefore, that can be depended upon, cannot be a revelation that comes by people sitting by themselves or together, whereby they decide what could be the most reasonable understanding.
11Now, let me tell you flat: if you took a bunch of people like me, and we stood around the engine of a car, and we gave you our most reasonable understanding of what was wrong and what to do, let me tell you the best thing to do: please just buy a stick of dynamite, light it, and run like mad, because you're better off. Because you'll have more trouble with your engine than you bargained on, or perhaps the experts can even begin to fix. And this is the truth. And you will say that, "Bro. Vayle, I believe the majority of people would really agree with that statement Bro. Branham made, 'Anybody can open the Bible like this physically, but it takes God Himself to really tell us what It really means.'"
12Now, then, let's go a little step further. Then if it really takes God to tell It, then you admit you boast in yourself... I'm not talking to you folk here--this is all hypothetical--or anybody in particular; then you boast that you are baptized with the Holy Ghost, because He is the Teacher. He is the One That Jesus said in John 14, "When the Comforter has come, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
13Now, let's face it. That is not a statement given to any one individual. No way, shape and form. What is given to the individual is a part of it, which will make you, when the Word does come, whether it is by script or revelation as It was by Paul, you, with that modicum of the Holy Spirit being your teacher, you'll be able to understand It. That's why David said, "Commune with thyself upon your bed." That's why I said the other day, as Bro. Branham quoted, and he said, "Haven't you ever talked to the Holy Spirit within you?" The Holy Spirit within you is the One Who can teach you, providing you have Him." But let me tell you this flat: if you don't have a teachable spirit (Ha!), don't tell me the Holy Ghost is there and going to teach you anything. This, again, would be an oxymoron of the highest degree, if I could invent a word to show you that you have the Holy Ghost, and don't have the Holy Ghost at the same time. There's no way. See?
14That's what those that are anointed are all about, and have a false Word and can do mighty works and wonders. They don't have an understanding of Scripture at all. Out of the mouth of Balaam came an actual prophecy, which was actually included in this Word here, and is still coming to pass, and yet never had one thing to do with the first five books of the Moses--was contrary to it! That man and his people were contrary to it, yet they could take that very Word and prophesy! And it's still coming to pass.
15How many people can say they're truly full of the Holy Ghost and have genuine gifts? A very minimal number. So Bro. Branham says:
8 Now, before we open the Bible, let us understand that anybody who's got physical strength can open it. Just like I'm doing right now...opening with my fingers. But it takes the Holy Spirit, Himself, to open the Word to us and for us by opening our understanding. There, again, preparation, doing something for the very thing that's there to receive...and reveal the Scriptures to us. I believe in the Bible because I believe that It's God's Word, period. And I believe that the peoples of the earth will be judged by this Word. Now that may seem strange because there are many differing...or many people who differ from this idea.
For example...Now, you'll notice I'm throwing a few words in here to make it run very smoothly, but nothing is being changed. I'm not adding or taking, as you'll find Bro. Branham says the same thing when he talks to you by illustrations. For example:
9 I was talking to a very loyal friend of mind not long ago who's a Catholic...and Bro. Branham had many good Catholic friends, and I met at least one...two of them. And he said, "God will judge the world by the Catholic church." Now, that's what that man said. Now Bro. Branham says: Now, if that's so, which Catholic church?
Because there are different Catholic churches. There's the Greek Orthodox, to begin with. They believe in marriage, the priests and everything else, and they have pretty well the same idea. They got a metropolitan who is the last court of appeal, and so on, like that. And they are an off-shooting of the Roman Catholic Church empire--they certainly are--because there was a left leg and a right leg. And so you got the Eastern, and you got the Western; and you got Greek Orthodox, and you got the Roman Orthodox, and you got others in-between, Chaldean Church, I guess they are, and different ones. So Bro. Branham says, "All right, let's just take your word. Now, I want to ask you, my Catholic friend, which church is it going to be?" Well, now, you know he's going to say, "My church." Well, certainly. If he didn't say that, it would show he wasn't too sure of his church.
16Now, if he'd say, "Well, now, I believe it's our church, but maybe way back in history a mistake was made, and somebody else is rectifying it, and it could be judged by their church yet, because they're Catholic, and we are the ones...they are our offspring, therefore, it will come back to us. We'll be straightened out, and we'll do the judging.
17Now, that's a prominent thought, I believe, that's in the Protestants. Why, didn't the Pentecostals say, especially the Oneness, "Well, bless God, if William Branham was that prophet, he'd have come to us." Now, they said that! Absolutely. And the Pentecostals, well, they said the same thing. Bro. Branham would have had to have been born in one of those organizations, which would be flexible to what his message and ministry was. They, first of all, have to accept vindication, and they'd have to accept some of the things he said. Well, you know, right off the bat, the Independent Free-will Baptist... I think it was the Free-will Baptist...Missionary Baptist... You know right there, Dr. Davis couldn't take him. It got to the place it was so bad that Bro. Branham thought that Dr. Davis may even blaspheme, so he went in the cave and began to pray for the man.
189 ...What Catholic church? See? If He judges it by the Methodist, then what about the Baptist?
Well, why didn't he... Bro. Branham could have continued and say, "If He's going to judge by the Methodist, what Methodist? You have all kinds of Methodist: free Methodists, and not-so-Free Methodists, and totally-bound-and-ignorant Methodist and those that are one hundred percent off the Word. They don't even believe in the virgin birth. And if you know anything about them... Most of you folk don't know a thing about it, because you haven't read about it; but if you want to know one thing, Bro. Branham was very, very sweet when he just criticized them for having left the Word and gone into prohibition. They didn't only leave the Word, but they went into gross immorality as no other church I know of has done.
You haven't read the books, have you? I should have saved mine. I threw them away. You talk about lurid. They even went so far as to say, "Don't ever say anything against Joe Stalin. Why, he's just like one of your uncles. He's a sweet man. Uncle Joe." That's Methodism. They'll deny it. We have the records.
19What Methodist church? Or the Baptists. My, Lord, there's... Heinz pickle factory can't duplicate that. How many Baptists? Just beat on any bush, and there's a Baptist there or an independent church. What Baptist Church? Why, I knew a Baptist church years ago I went to for a little while. They had a little seminary, so I took about three or four weeks there till they were ready to kick me out, and I walked out. And they were baptizing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And they said, "Well, how could you do that?"
"Well," they said, "The apostles did it, and they didn't make mistakes."
So they still had a 'Father,' 'Son,' and 'Holy Ghost,' but they baptized correctly. "Well," you say, "That church there might be..." Oh, no, no, no, no. They were all messed up with the ten toes and everything else. Ai-yi-yi. They're a million miles away from the truth.
20Anyway, Bro. Branham says:
9a ...And if He judges by it, the other one's lost. Now if He judged by the Methodists, the Baptists are lost. The Catholics are lost. Everybody is lost, but a Baptist; so on, so on, so on. Take 'em all in turn. He said: There's too much confusion there, Or there's too much confusion in that. Who needs it? We have to go to the Bible to find our true statement.
Now, he said, "our true statement." Who's going to stand up and say, "No, we're going to tell you how it's going to be done. We're going to tell you?" And he tells us: and the Bible says that God will judge the world by Christ Jesus, and He is the Word. St. John 1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."
21 Now, Bro. Branham threw that last part in there, but it doesn't hinder the truth of the part before it, where he said, "If you make Jesus the Word"--that's that Man in flesh that he's talking about. He said, "You make three Gods." So we're talking about Elo... I beg your pardon. We are talking about Jehovah Elohim, and so, therefore:
9b ..."In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. Jehovah-Elohim. Now, he says: That Word was made flesh...
Actually, the Word became flesh in the becoming processes of God to manifest Himself with the people, to bring the people forth, getting them finally to the New Jerusalem. And that's just where we stop. What He's got planned beyond that, don't even guess about it. Mind your business!
We don't even have enough of this Word in saturation within us; and remember, saturation point is where you take sugar or salt and you keep adding, and you keep adding, and you keep adding until one speck of sugar or one speck of salt, the whole thing crystallizes. That's why you can't take one Word--uh- uh-uh, or add a Word. If you add a Word after crystallization, you're botching it. If you don't add that Word before crystallization, you're botching it. When you and I get to the place fully crystallized...Hallelujah!..there's going to be a Rapture. Yep. Oh, yeah. Not because I say so. That's because God says so.
22Now, the world is going to be judged. He says 'world.' That's the cosmos--the world system. We are not a part of it. We do not get judged with their judgment. Our judgment is past. Some men send their sins on beforehand; others wait for their sins to catch up. Ours have not only been sent on ahead, but the Word has come back as to the state of our perfection.
23So, therefore, the Bride is not only pregnant concerning the womb of her mind, but it is closed, so no Word can get out and no Word can get in, but we're crystallized. And for years you heard me say, "Everybody's getting crystallized." Not one that isn't. Catholic Church, Protestant churches, independent churches, Pentecostal churches, those in the Branham Message. They're getting crystallized.
And when you get to the crystalline shape, what can happen to you? Nothing! You say, "Bro. Vayle, what will happen? They'll apply the heat and the crystals melt." I got news for you. You don't get the heat. You're out of here. You don't get any Lake of Fire. You don't get any tribulation. You get none of those things, because you are free. Now, he says here:
...God's Bible said God will judge the world by Christ Jesus, and He is the Word...And Hebrews 13:8 said, "He's the same yesterday, today and forever." And I believe that to be the truth.
And, remember, listen, people. Don't leave your laws out of your mind. Don't leave your laws somewhere out here where you got to suddenly fish for them. No, instantly. What is Heb 13:8 according to Bro. Branham? Somebody, tell me. [Response from congregation is "Genesis 18"] Thank you! Genesis 18 is right. "Well," you say, "just a minute, that isn't so." Yes, it is so, because let me tell you this: that proves... That proves... Yes, there's going to be a Lake of Fire. That proves to you and me: if we're not crystallized, God is. If we're completely Word, no problem. But if we're sitting on some kind of a fence, there's a very great problem.
24And Bro. Branham is speaking in this hour concerning that judgment and quoting Heb 13:8, we have to go where he pointed us. Abraham, outside of the tent; Sarah, inside of the tent; God saying at this time, "Sarah's going to have a son by you." And God, Himself, is that Great Prophet standing there. In other words at the time of the burning, it's after the burning now, of course, that the Son comes manifested in flesh upon the earth, though He's already there in a spirit form. He's right there in Abraham, right there for Sarah to be one hundred percent pregnant.
And let me tell you, before the burning, the bride, Sarah, is one hundred percent pregnant by her husband. That's why she goes wandering down there, and someone wants to impregnate her...handsome young man, because she's a pretty young girl again. God had to do the full protection, because Abraham wasn't able to. That's why the Holy Spirit now, the Pillar of Fire, after the Bride here is fully impregnated, is leading us into the Millennium. Oh, everything types in the Bible.
25Just listen to Bro. Branham. He tells them, he said, "Anybody can open this Book, but I'm the one that's going to do it for you." How? "By God." Oh, yeah, he was telling them. He was telling them things that are! Things that are, will be. And things that are to be are right here; I'm telling you. Now, are you a part of it? Oh, that's something different.
26Now, let's just take a little peek...oh, little peek. That's a misstatement of the year. In Romans 2, let's just read the verse:
(16) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel.
So, if Bro. Branham is quoting from Rom 2:16, and he's saying that. Now, if you really want to get into this, we're going to have to take our time, which I intend to do.
27In the first chapter [Romans], Paul, the apostle, is speaking to a Gentile church. Now, he says in the fifteenth verse:
(15) So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are in Rome. (These are Gentiles, and this is the church that organized.)
(16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, also the Greek.
(17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
28Now he's propounding his own gospel, which he says right in here, "In the days when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel." He said He's going to judge. Then the Bible also declares in Book of Acts, God is going to judge the world by Christ. What is that? Acts 13 or something in there? Well, it doesn't matter. We've used it many times. My point now is, what you're looking at, is that which is said to the Gentiles. See? Now, verse 18, Paul starts, that which we've read many, many times.
(18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold back or hold down the truth in unrighteousness. (In other words, they make a substitution. They make an amendment. They make a perversion of the truth.)
(19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
29Now he goes right back to the basic principle of knowing God by creation. So, therefore, whether there's one God, two gods, three gods or a million gods, you know there's a Godhead. You know positively there is God because of nature--creation. Now It says:
(21) When they knew God, they glorified him not, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, their foolish heart was darkened.
(22) Professing themselves to be sophists, they became fools,
(23) Changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-feeted beasts, and creeping things.
What did they do? They got to monotheism which degenerated into what they have now, which they call 'the force,' so that man is God, everything is God. Hey, this is it. In other words, they're trying to tell us that we are the finality of the finality. We are the infinite of the infinite. We are 'it.' In other words they literally take credit for creating themselves in every single thing that is done, so that whatever is started (and) continues with nature. Now, what did God do about this?
(24) He gave them over to uncleanness through the lusts of their own heart, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.
What is the first thing that Communism did? Communism instantly dissolved the truth of marriage and anything to do with Almighty God so now everything was left up to the State, and implied and implemented their own understanding of morals in a higher level which, say what you want, had to come from the Bible. So they dishonored themselves. Watch how it gets worse!
(25) Changed the truth of God into a lie, (which is 'the lie.')
You don't need to worry about dying. Just die like a dog, live like a dog. Who cares? But you've got a higher conscienceness. You've got a higher mind. You're a higher form of evolution, so therefore, more is required of you. But just remember, just the same, you're still a dog underneath, or some kind of tree out there that's cut down. Forget it. See, what you do, if you're going to do anything at all, and you have any regard for humanity, you have any higher aspiration, then remember, you've got other people just like you. You should work together and every man have equally, every man have this, every man have that.
Well, how in the name of heavens, can you have every man equal? We're not all equal to begin with. As Bernard Shaw--somebody--said, "All men are created equal, but some are more equal than others." And that's the truth. There's some people born with weak eyes. They'll never have the eyes that look out yonder. Some people hold a gun, and they waiver like this. That'd be me. They can't hold the thing to shoot and get an animal.
"Oh, well, you see what we'll do? We'll bring it all down to the common masses and what you can't do, somebody else can do, and we'll all be just one lump of clay." Hogwash! The Bible says, "In His house and in God there's vessels unto honor and vessels unto dishonor, and there's those vessels have a higher honor than other vessels have."
Now, do you think for one minute Stalin and Khrushchev and these guys would lower themselves to the proletariate? Hogwash! So you got a bunch of bamboozles running a poor bunch of nuts! You got a poor bunch of nuts in Russia right now want to go back to the same thing, because the sausage and a loaf of bread, a little jug of beer or vodka, and I have a woman or something, or this or that. That'll satisfy me, because I know I got it. And that's the way your church is right today with this Message. "Well, I know I got this. I don't know about that."
If they ever took a crack at democracy, the place where it really would work, they'd have something. But they're not going to do it, because iron and clay are at the very end of the toes that Jesus comes and busts everything up. So, forget it. They'll watch Russia when she goes down to get the oil. See? Look at all these things in Scripture, there's nothing in here that isn't in present day in our minds.
30Now, they worshipped creation--the creature. In other words, there are... Now, when you talk about 'worship,' you talk about 'adore.' When you talk about 'adore' or 'adoration,' you've got to come to the place where you get that peculiar word, the 'agape' love. Now the agape love, though Bro. Branham and everybody else will tell you that that word is the love that's reserved for God--and they are correct--that word is the same word you can love a piano. You can love your car. You can love your grandmother. In other words, it's where you put your highest love, and there's nothing beyond it. So they put their highest love right in that which is created, so therefore, what are they? They're animists. They're literal heathen. If they have any worship, then they'll have to worship that which is of a higher intellect and nobody has a higher intellect than man that can be seen; so therefore, man becomes his own worshipper. So he'll make his own ways and do everything.
31And that's what I'm trying to show you now: the religion that people have today, as this can be based upon knowing there is a God, and understanding from that there's a God, because you can see Him in creation. These people now take creation, get rid of the thought of God entirely, Who is blessed forever, whether they want or not, get away from Him, bringing up their own ideas. Even the pope, who's supposed to be the spiritual head of the Catholic Church, said, "I am not spiritual. I am moral." Ho! Oh, God, have pity. He's moral? Moral, my foot! How moral was he when those monks in Philadelphia rooked the people of four million dollars, and right away they said, "Well, we'll give it back, we'll give it back." And the Catholic Church said, "We'll give it back." He said, "Shut up and sit down. Give it to me." You should have morals like that. Sounds like a banker. He gets you to borrow more than you can handle, then he takes everything you got.
And there was a smart guy in California beat Wells Fargo Bank. He had some decent lawyers, and when he proved to the bank that they had got him--inveigled him to give him--get him more than he needed--he sued the bank. He got his property... The bank had all his money. And I say, "That's a little picture of God's White Throne to me." But He's just... Anyway, that's just beside the point. See, even in nature you can pick up everything going on. It's all here in the Word. Just look at It.
33(26) He gives them over to vile affections: even their women change their natural use into that which is against nature:
(27) And likewise the men.
Now, listen: this is not concerning Israel. I want you to notice that. There might have been a few Sodomites. No doubt there were some things in there--and there were--that Israel was contemplating and doing, but this is Gentile. This is your human race. Paul is taking the Gospel to them, and he's telling them just what they are.
34Now, if you study any history, and I know it's not nice to harp on these things, but pick up those books that are written from ancient time concerning sex and sexual deviation, you can find that these guys were loaded with it. If you think child molestation is something new, and you think those Hindus and those Muslims and those Buddhists... And they talk about their love and their niceness... I got a book at home that you can read right now, if I can put my hands on it, and I know enough of studying Christian history to know that they're the biggest bunch of skuzzballs on earth; and they still are--Siam and those places--where they give little tiny girls to men for one purpose, for lust, and literally rip those poor kids to pieces; and it's okay. Rotten, filthy scum! It says right here. That's not enough, then women got to mess with women and men with men.
And what did the Bible say?
(27) ...In receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (Now, I'm going to tell you something flat: What was the recompense that God paid to the Gentiles? Sodom and Gomorrah burned! Huh? You bet your sweet life. Let's understand it.)
(27) ...recompense of their error which was meet.
(28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge...
Now, let's go to your homos today. They want to run the church. "Well, we love God, bless God." Hey! The Bible contradicts you. The Bible says to you homos that you will go to the Lake of Fire unless you repent, because your act is unnatural and God demands death. "Well, we don't agree."
35Now you got a Sanheddrin telling God what to do. Come on. Look at it. The cup of the Gentiles is going to be filled again. The Roman Catholics and protestants are Gentiles. Have they retained God in their minds? How could you retain God in your mind? You haven't even seen Him! The only way you could retain God in your mind is something that God said about Himself.
36God said in His Word, "Women cannot preach. They cannot handle the Word." Yet, even today, you're going to have female rabbis. They got them everywhere. They'll soon be Roman Catholic priests to a degree, because they're opening the door that women can do certain things, but they won't let them handle the elements.
You say, "Bro. Vayle, what about the Word?" Jacqueline Ford is a female theologian, and she will tell you flat, "Listen, you protestants, we got the Holy Ghost and we speak in tongues, and you protestants come against it with your understanding, your understanding Word, let me tell you this: don't you try to cross us. I'm a theologian. I'll come right back at you." She's from Notre Dame. She used to be, as far as I recall. I might have missed that point there; but anyway, her name's Ford, and she's a Catholic theologian.
37Now, (28) "God gave them over to reprobate minds, to do those things not convenient.
So, all right, here's your homosexual generation--reprobate. Now, everybody wants to say, "We're all reprobates." Let me tell you flat: I never was a reprobate! I never was a child of disobedience. I was a disobedient child of God! God doesn't save reprobates, beause that means there's nothing in there to be saved. These guys are serpent seed. They're not foolish virgin. They're nothing.
38Listen: (29) "Being filled with unrighteousness..." What is that? Worshipping God in a perverted Word, and demanding like Cain: everybody fall in line, or we'll kill you. Isn't that what the anti-Christ is going to do? (29) "...fornication, idolatry, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness..."
What's this 'covetousness?'
The devil said, "I want to own 'em all."
Pope says, "I'm going to own 'em all."
Baptists say, "I want a million more."
(29) "...malicious...Full of malice; full of envy, murders, debaters, deceit, malignity,
whisperers." Isn't that this present generation of homos? And those that consort with them? Why do they consort with those filthy people? Because they think they're going to get something from them!
Check the record. How many men today, even men of repute, have tried to practice homosexuality? Go to the top of the list: Winston Churchill, number one. Forbes, a billionaire in America, the closet homo. Wonder what Elizabeth Taylor thinks of that now? Your Hollywood crud. You guys been reading like I read? Maybe... Maybe God doesn't give you just the right articles to pick up. I don't have to read volumes. He just puts them in my hand. Filth. They expect to get something from them: prestige, money, sexual gratification--animals, beasts. That's why the Bible calls it, that anti-Christ at the end time--"the beast." Let's see what they're like:
(30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, (Oh, brother, I won't stop and talk about that!) disobedient to parents,
(31) Without understanding, covenant breakers...
They're traitors. You can't trust them. Man says, "Hey, let's shake hands." Sure, I'll shake hands. Yeah, but I got a gun waiting, too. I want something in writing. I want something iron-clad. Why? I just read it to you. Take heed what God's Word says. You won't get trapped. That's what wrong with the church. They wouldn't take heed.
Now, notice these people: (31) ...implacable...They haven't got a conscience. They
can't be placated. Give them your shirt, they'll want your coat. Give them your coat, they'll want your overcoat. Give them your overcoat, well, better take your house and your land next. You can't fill them up.
(32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they that commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them.
"Well," you say, "I don't think they really know." Yes they do, because they argue the point! As soon as you bring up the fact of homosexuality, they argue the point, and then right to God, being a good God, a sweet God, and like this... What is this guy? Was his name 'Spong'? They call him 'Spong the Wrong,' this English canon. He was a dud. Why, he said... I think he's the guy that said, "I praise God for my gift of homosexuality, because it makes me a better man to serve the Lord." Good God, have pity. I'm telling you the truth. Well. Didn't you read that in your papers? Come on. You read it.
39Now, let's go a little further. [End of first side of tape.] One paragraph today. It's okay. Let's go further, because the second chapter belongs with the first. And he's telling these people what happened in the time of Noah, what happened in the time of Lot, and they're a part of it. Now, there's Jews over here in Rome. Julius and Junius, I think, were the ones who started the church, and they got kicked out. That's why the church went to pieces. Now, he's hit the Gentiles. Watch him hit the Jews. [Chapter 2] (1) "Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for in thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same thing."
Now, what does that have to do with this up here? Say, "Well, bless God, nobody should judge the homosexual, nobody judge anything going on, because after all..." Just a minute; just a minute. The Word of God, the Gospel, has already come, and the Word of God that Paul is telling them here... Look what happened when they turned down the Truth and the Truth is here today. Now, watch, don't you turn down the Truth. Now, who is he talking about? He is talking about people who are judging. What are they judging? They are not simply judging men. They are judging according to some standard or some Word or you cannot judge!
40Here's a judge going to judge a bunch of calves at the fair, and a little moony calf comes in here, the judge says so and so and so and so, "Pass him on." Here's another calf. So and so and so and so, "Pass him on." And you got these passing on, and when it's over, he said, "Now, number three calf, you get first prize and number one calf, you get second prize, and number ten calf, you get third prize." How in the world? He's just looking at these calves, but he's looking at something above the calves, and that something above the calves must be some written directive that that guy goes by. So, who are you, man, that judges by some directive that you've got? So that that directive leaves you free and the other fellow's not so lucky.
Now, what does he say here? (1) "Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou that judgest..." Somebody that has his own understanding, somebody that has his own idea, that person has not come to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, wherein he now knows and can discern and, therefore, is a judge, himself not judging, but the Word judging. Not just somebody saying something.
41Now watch: (1) "For in thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things." See? There's what you're looking at. How can anybody ever form any class judgment based upon what people themselves are doing and judge another group over here by what these are doing and the second group is not doing? Now what he's saying right here: "Every single person is fallible." Judge somebody. Go ahead. You're going to find you're just as rotten inside as the guy you're talking about, and him just as rotten when he starts talking about you. Now, why am I saying it? Because Paul said: (2) But we are sure that the "judgment of God" is according to truth against them that commit such things.
So, therefore, you can exonerate yourself. You can exonerate your fellow man. These guys over here can condemn you, and you can condemn them, but where do you all stand? The judgments of God. And what are they? The only truth there is.
That's why Herod said, "What is truth anyway?" Well, he didn't stop to get the answer. "Who is this William Branham?"
" Well, never mind, I've got to go and get my lunch."
"What is this talk about the Appearing not being the Rapture?"
" Oh, you don't say...oh, oh, I just remember, I got a phone call."
They're not going to stick around. No.
42Now, watch: (3) "And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such thing, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?" In other words, this guy is judging, and this guy is judging, and this guy is judging, and this guy is judging, and this guy is rotten, and this guy is rotten, or this got a perverted righteousness, and this got a perverted righteousness. Just because you say so, is that going to be right? Huh? Methodists said, "Well, we got millions of people, hey, and they're getting converted. And you should see the changed lives."
I can see a changed life by a man. He's cussing and drinking and smoking and womanizing and everything else, and he goes to the doctor [Bro. Vayle makes anxious, complaining noises], and he's having a bad time. The doctor says,
"My heaven, my man, let me tell you something. I want to tell you something: you leave those women alone, and you quit your drinking, and you quit your smoking, and you quit your getting angry, or you're a dead man within forty-eight hours."
"No... No, don't tell me, Doc."
"Oh, yeah, it's true."
"Oh, man... Oh, man. What can I do?"
"Just stop doing it, and I'll give you some medication."
He's converted right now. He's born again right now. He hasn't got it anymore. I know a guy... Listen, this is God's truth. This man told me, and he never came to the Message as we understand it, but he loved my preaching, and he was with me in Florida. He was the deputy sheriff, and he said,
"Lee, I'm going to tell you something. The best life I ever lived, even a better life now that I'm a Christian, is when I was a..." What is it? A thirty-second-degree Mason... What do they call it? The poobah?
He said, "Their laws are so strict."
He said, "I lived a godly life."
So George didn't need Jesus after all. He lived a better life back there. Go on back to the Masons. See what I'm trying to tell you in what you're looking at here? Or, did...
43Now, listen, you, by doing this: (4) "Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering: not knowing the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?"
He said, "You're doing all these things." Everybody's doing the same thing. There's nobody any different, so why are you judging anybody? And thinking you got something when you don't have it, and you are despising the way that God made for you, which was by His Word, Him fulfilling His Word, for His Own integrity and mediation, and now, allowing you to have everything He said by grace.
44Now watch: (5) "But after the hardness... Now watch. After thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up to thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God." Now, hold it! We just read that over here. So what's the next step? Homosexuals with every filthy thing under God's heaven! The Gospel of Jesus Christ turns to that. It says right here. You say, "Bro. Vayle, they didn't turn it down thank God." And thank God the homos weren't there.
And you say, "But the thing is this: Luther never turned it down." That's right! The homos weren't there. Huh?
"Oh, and the Pentecostals never turned it down"...or, rather, "Wesleyans never turned it down." The homos weren't there.
But who turned it down? The Pentecostals turned it down. That's the age Bro. Branham came. And you know what he said before he died? And that's twenty-eight solid years ago, isn't it? He said, "California was turning homosexual at the rate of thirty percent per year."
"How... How, Bro. Vayle; you see, Bro. Branham wasn't a specific statistician. he wasn't an actuarist, and he wasn't that."
"You're right. He wasn't. He was a prophet!"
Thirty per cent per year. I don't doubt that for one minute. Thirty per cent per year more AIDS. I don't doubt that for one minute, if that's the way it goes.
45Now, their treasury... They're building it up. They're building it up. And Bro. Branham prophesied in "The Choosing of a Bride," he said, "You've built it up." And I was there in that last meeting when he warned the women, and he warned the men... "Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee." Big joke! Titter, titter.
"You think us women aren't going to cut our hair and bring our skirts up to our crotch, and wear slacks and everything else? You think our men like it? We like it. Oh, prophet... You're a prophet? Plew-b-bst! [Sound of disgust.] You're a prophet!"
Listen, I'm a guy that jokes and kids. I could have crawled under the table that night. There were tables around. I was embarrassed for him. Not anymore.
466) Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
(7) To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Get to the Tree of Eternal Life and get It, see? Because immortality... He links the two together. What about immortality without eternal life? Just like... In other words, God just lets you live-live-live like a plant could live-live-live. Forget it! Eternal life demands immortality, but under the right conditions.
(8) And unto them that are contentious... ("Hey, we can't take that--we got this.") and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, (See? They were obedient to something--which was their own crippled understanding.) indignation and wrath,
(9) Tribulation... (Great tribulation coming up.) anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also the Gentiles. (Now, they're both in there: Gentiles, Jews; Jews and Gentiles.)
(11) For there is no respect with God.
(12) For as many as have sinned without the law shall perish without the law.
What is he telling you? They all knew at one time, and they still know there is a God. Why do they do the things contrary to nature? Can you find homosexuals amongst animals? You say, "Well, I think I might find one or two." Well, tell me about it. I'm interested in knowing about anything. Not for a carnal mind, but just interested. I want to know if people got the truth, or don't they have the truth. I want to know facts.
(12) ...And as many as have sinned in the law should be judged by the law.
47 What's he telling them? The Gentiles never had the law. They had a law by nature in them. They're judged! And the Jews that had the Living Word of God, and turned it down, they're judged! Why? Because Paul said, "I've got the Gospel here;" and remember, in the first age, with the Gospel he preached, they had another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel. Oh, God!
Two thousand years ago. What's it like today? You know, when I was thirty-some years of age, thirty, I went on a fast. Now, a fast is a mirror. It can tell you right away what's wrong with your body. You didn't know that? Take a water fast for a few days, maybe up to a week, and pretty soon every place in your body that has a weakness, you're going to feel it. So, you know what? Right away the arthritis appeared. When I went back eating, no more arthritis. It was there. I got arthritis today. My back's very bad--degenerated. I've tried to build it up. As long as it doesn't hurt, and I'm not crippled, and I'm still preaching, your tough luck. So, that's the way it is. See, it's there. People don't want to believe that, see?
(13) (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. (Now, he's going into law and grace here.
(14) Now watch.) For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves. (See?)
(15) Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts meanwhile accusing or excusing one another.) (That's right in the Branham Message today--accuse and excuse. Now, watch.)
(16) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. (And He is that Word. Now watch.)
(17) Behold, thou that callest yourself a Jew, and you rest in that law, and you make your boast of your God.
(18) And you know his will, and you approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; (In other words, you give lip-service, you know it's there, and you say, "That's right." Now, listen:)
(19) And art confident that thou thyself art a guide to the blind, a light to them which are in darkness, (And they still tell you that. Huh?)
(20) An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which has the form of knowledge and of truth in the law. (Now bring that right today in this hour for the Gentiles, because the Jews are still that way. Who are the babies that can't be taught doctrine? Cannot be taught truth? Pentecostals. Gentiles.)
(21) Thou therefore that teaches another, teachest thou not thyself?
What is he saying? "Oh, to the Jews and to the Gentiles, bless God, this Book... These are written by prophets. Prophets absolutely had the unerring Word of God. God backed up those men. Go and see how He did it through the ages. See how it is now. Look at those prophets." And a prophet come on the scene one hundred percent earmarked..." Ha! No prophet! Why, he doesn't agree with us." A prophet never did agree with anybody. He never even agreed with himself, and he didn't even agree with God! The Bible tells you. And Bro. Branham tells you right here. He's a reflector. Huh! What's a mirror got to do with the light? (Bro. Vayle makes sound of disgust.) Hogwash! You say, "Bro. Vayle, I didn't think people could be so stupid." Stick around and listen. This was written two thousand years ago. Pigeon-holes you and me, doesn't it? Huh? Oh, yeah, let's not be stupid.
50Now watch how these guys the minute these Jews began leaving the Word and where they got and where they are. (21) "Thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, do you steal?"
In other words, what reality have you really got? I admit that's in the Word. We know it's all right to steal,under certain conditions, if you're hungry. The Bible doesn't say... The Bible says you go to the field hungry, you got a right to go in that field and take a little bit of what that farmer has, and the farmer should know it, but everybody can't go and just take from a farmer, because that's stealing. If you're really starving, on your last legs, and there's some corn there, you're entitled to reach and get a cob, eat the cob of corn. You're entitled to the nuts that fall on the ground, a few things. God made it all there for all men.
But He didn't say that anybody... He didn't say that a man that doesn't work can eat. Now that's the thing right there that's in our government. That's why our taxes--seventy some percent, I think, roughly said--will soon be going to taking care of welfare, what they call the entitlements. And I'm not just talking about entitlements. Some of those entitlements are valid, because money was put into them. But I'm talking about those after the first generation, second, third and fourth generation, living like a bunch of bums and having a great time. And you're going to find those are the ones who have the illegitimate children, and spreading syphilis, which is now completely out of bounds--gonorrhea. While they're all talking about AIDS, they don't know that all the other venereal diseases have sky-rocketed.
So, you see, the way to cover up sin in government is to let all these politicians, every single senator, be filthy, rotten, grabby, scum; milk every one of us as taxpayers. Nothing happens. And to get everybody off the hook, impeach Nixon. Yeah. So they took a little deal at Mr. Clinton, they said... Well, they... What did the general say to the army? "He's nothing but a pot-smoking, womanizing, traitor; a deserter." He's lost his post for it. But you see the trick? Get the top man every single time. Want to kick him out. Do you know what Goldwater said? "Let me tell you flat," ol' Goldwater said. "If we are going to get rid of the president for drinking and womanizing, we better do it to everybody, and there won't be one person left in Washington."
51Now, it says right here. Hey, look it. Let's get down to nitty-gritty. This is what the world's like at the end time. This is where the whole thing took place. They're committing adultery. "Well, it's okay." What is the Catholic Church actually doing about those men that are pediphiles? Well, they're putting them in a place, and pat them on the head and say, "I know you really didn't mean to do it so we're just going to give you a little psychology tests here and a little psychiatric care, and you're going to be fine."
What did the prisoners that raped little girls... They said, "Well, he seems to be okay now. We took him to a psychiatrist." Let him loose and he killed some more, right? That's why they say, "Three strikes and out," and then some guys say, "two and out." And I say, "Listen, let a man rape a woman--kill him." That's what God said. Say, "Bro. Vayle, that's Old Testament." Then God's changed. Fine. Tell me about the new One. No, He isn't going to lie to me. No.
(22) Thou sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost...do you worship idols, commit sacrilege?
(23) You that make your boast the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? ("Oh, I believe the Word of God. Yep, yep, yep." Oh, you do? Why are you breaking It? Now watch what he said about the Jews:)
(24) For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
(25) For circumcision profiteth nothing, (rather) circumcision verily profiteth, if you keep the law, (Like baptism and water profits if you go all the way and get the Holy Ghost.) but if you be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Why? Because circumcision is that evidence that sets you apart, that you are clean with God and for God and a walk in that Light. How can a man be full of the Holy Ghost and do the things he's doing? Big Paul Jones, the big man, went around wrecking churches, teaching polygamy. Now you got this idiot, Galimore, down there boasting that he might just have another wife or two. They ought to put him away--a long way. Preachers with guts down there should go and stand before a church and say, "You're going to go in there and preach?" Heckle the bird until he calls the cops. No. Just let it go. See, if the women were that big jackasses, what can you expect out of them? They know better. Woman is the church. I'm not talking about women now--as women. I'm talking about churches. No, no, they'll listen to all these guys. Yep.
52Now, let me tell you something. If He is here as I've preached the Presence, as Bro. Branham preached It, how softly should we walk? How serious and how sober should we be? Did He come to give us license to do anything we want, because He's here? Did He come and say we're justified, pure, didn't do it in the first place, and say, "Now you can do anything you want?" Did He take away that strong feeling of guilt just to say, "Well, hey, that's great. Let's do anything we can?" Huh? There's been a burning by fire that will cleanse us and help us, just like a stove burns our hand, do we want to go back and touch the stove again? No, no. Cling to the Tree of Life.
(26) Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the... (Now, listen, watch what he says here:)
(25) For circumcision verily profits, if you keep the law: but if you break the law, what bother getting circumcised for? It doesn't do any good.
(26) Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his circumcision be counted for righteousness?
(27) And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision do transgress the law?
53What about the Branham people making a great big talk; and you got preachers running around, polygamists. Oh, they won't go and get married lawfully, because they know they can't do it; so they just stay in a church, and they sign some little book to gratify their lusts. "Oh, David did it." David paid until the day he died. "My sin was always before me." And his son... One of his sons took his wives out there--sexually assaulted her before the world.
54Oh, you can sow, but you can't reap. Listen, if you believe that today, you're liars. The truth isn't in you. Our trouble is we don't believe for one ounce what we should believe. We sow, and we reap; and you can't change it. Say, "Oh, God, forgive me." He'll forgive you. Oh, yeah. But you can pay it until the day you die. Whip the hide off you. Teach your kids that, because you, as parents, will pay if you don't teach them to sow. You just can't say, "Don't do this," and "Don't do that," and "Watch me here and there." You got to really teach them, and help them to sow. These are difficult, difficult days.
5527) Shall not the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
(28) For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither that is circumcised, but which is outward in the flesh:
(29) But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and the circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit, not of the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Man is out of the picture. So, there you see the Gentile; what happened. Now you see the Jew, and now you see the end time. Jew and Gentile. The judgment of God.
56Now, how does He judge the world at the end time? By one Christ Jesus. The fact of the matter is we have seen It absolutely. You cannot disprove It, although people will not believe It. It is Heb 4:12:
(12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(13) Neither is there any part of creation, no creature, that is not manifest in his sight, but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
And Paul was speaking by vindication! Vindication of Paul has been recognized by every authentic Bible student. Otherwise, what are we doing with a bunch of stuff that somebody wrote?
57There's a man... He's dead. He was a Oneness preacher. Bro. Branham went to his church in Texas and had meetings. Before he died, he said, "William Branham's visions are no different from Swedenborg's." Who knows about Swedenborg? Anybody? You know? Christidelphianism. You should see the goofy visions he had. I mean goofy. So contrary to the Word of God, it's pitiful.
If you like visions and everything and think, "Well, even a great man can have visions. They got to be true." Read Bunyan's visions. Ah, there's a great man. Read about it. See if they stack up to Bro. Branham's. Check the books on Sahdu Sundar Singh. .Check what Joe Smith wrote supposedly by an angel. Hogwash! That wasn't an angel of God. That was an angel of hell in person. Go and check it out. Find which one had THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Did Sahdu Sundar Singh...? Could sit out in India and there meditating as he sat upon a stone late at night, the moon beginning down, and a man looking out the window--a friend of his--and great, big, black tiger, I guess a panther is what it was (I can't remember which it was now) came beside him, stopped there, looked up, and he tickled his ears, rolled on his back, tickled his tummy, gave him a swat on the rump, went back to the jungle.
"Oh, hey, man! Oh, hey, man! Got to listen to that guy. Gotta listen to that guy."
Do you? Nice Pentecostal bait. You listen to that guy; just say, "Sahdu, let me ask you a question, 'What steps did you take to get into meditation? To get away from the world and the cares and those things that speak to hearts and minds, where you could lock yourself up with God,'" even the way Evan Roberts could do it?
58Evan Roberts sat in the train one day--you know, the great Welch revivalist, the steward of England and Great Britain--and a man recognized him and hated him. Roberts was with a friend. The man began to curse him and say all manner of evil things. Within one moment Roberts was calm and never said a thing. The man blasted him all the way to the station where he got off. And the friend said, "Roberts, I don't understand, how could you take that man cursing you?"
"Oh," he said, "after the first minute, I didn't hear him. I just closed myself off with God."
Now, I could do that. I could be taught that, but you can't be taught 'that!' [Bro. Vayle points to picture of the Pillar of Fire with the prophet.] Even Sahdu Sundar Singh, Oral Roberts... You can be Luther. You can be Wesley. You can be St. Francis. You can be Joseph. Yeah. You can be Benjamin. You can be Samuel. But you can't be that! Only one of three men: Moses, Paul, and William Branham, and never any more!
Say, "What about Moses and Elijah?" I don't have a clue to that. I don't have a clue to that. Pillar of Fire? Might take two of them. Who knows? I don't know. Just leave me out of the picture.
59Stick with what's here; not what's down the road. Yeah, that's the truth. Same yesterday and forever, and God is going to judge the world by one Christ Jesus. That's exactly true. How's the judgment going to be? There's got to be a standard. There's got to be something, and that something was the apostle, Paul; and he said, "Listen, you Gentiles; listen, you Jews; every single one of you had a chance. You Gentiles had that former chance. It wasn't as great as the opportunity God gave Abraham and the Jews, but listen. You muffed it, and look where you went. And you Jews, look where you went. And now you Gentiles, look where you're going."
60You see this here? That's at least another hundred Scripture--not a hundred and fifty. I'm not going to read them. That's just talking about this first paragraph--that he's talking to those people out there, and it didn't get to them. It went over their heads. They haven't got a clue! Are they going to have a clue, when he begins preaching doctrine? Are they going to have a clue when he talks about being a part of God? Is he going to have a clue when he said,
"You were ordained to be sitting in this seat, and I'm up here preaching this very hour," like he said in the Tabernacle back in Jeffersonville. Are they going to have a clue? Or will they say,
"Aw, listen, Bro. Branham, everything happens by chance."
He said, "Everything happens by chance within the season."
Oh yeah. Sure everything happens by chance in the particular sense that you didn't have a thing to do with it. That you didn't have an actual choice. Then if you did something and didn't have an actual choice, then it's chance. So the guy took a chance, and he poured in two fluids. Bang! The whole thing went up and him with it. That's chance. It's also choice. I hope you follow me. It's not difficult. Just stick around long enough, and you'll hear the truth.
61I was looking for a Scripture here, but I don't always find Scripture I'm looking for. But anyway, it's in here. Bro. Branham talked about the judgment, and he said, "Who is going to be responsible?" And his answer is, "It is not a church, it is not a group of men, it has got to be God, Himself, by His Word." And the next question is, "What in the world is God's Word?" And he said, "That which is authentically vindicated, thoroughly explained, now become a complete revelation to you, and the life and light that's in the Word now is in your heart." And now you, being vessels of it are living epistles read and known of all men.
You have the answer. It doesn't say, "You are the answer." It says, "You have the answer." You know the truth, and the truth has set you free. It doesn't say you're perfect as to your walk. It says, "You're perfect as to your righteousness in what God has given you."
62But then there are those who do not want mastery of a walk, and Paul said to them, "Now, listen, if you live in the Spirit, be careful that you walk in It." See? We have not got a law made up that tells us, "Oh, it's okay if we lie." I've heard them lie. "Oh, it's okay if we take it. We just call it 'take it,' it's not stealing." Well, I've seen that, too. I've seen them out there in their gross immorality. "Oh, that... Well, you know, God forgives." It doesn't matter how many times they marry, you know, really. And the fact of the matter is, let's get right down to it: if you are an Elect Child of God, those things do not matter. But it matters to God, because if you're a true Child of God, you will be whipped until the day you die, if it's severe enough to be whipped that long for. You will pay a price. You may even be taken out of this world, as Bro. Branham told that person was.
63But remember this: there is a judging Word in the land today, and there is only one escape. And that is for the people to be that Word, to believe that Word, to try to consummate those Words that God gave in their lives, and they are the ones that are going to be free, because right at this moment God is judging; and I can prove it, because It says distinctly in the Book of Malachi and Bro. Branham brought It out. It says, "In that day the earth will burn as an oven, leaving neither root nor branch," and that's White Throne. You won't wait one thousand years. You're there now.
64How many believe time and eternity have blended? Why, I want to ask you a question, "If time and eternity have blended, and time, as we know the human race... Now not the earth, five hundred billion years. I'm talking now about the six thousand years. How many times will six thousand go into eternity?" Eternal number of times. So how can you measure even a hundred years? You're not even a gleam, a wink of the eye.
65So, Bro. Branham is talking of these people out there, the mixed crowd. And that part of our country is condemned, it will go into the ocean, full of homosexuals, destruction is right there. Pentecostal babies, a bunch of Deity cult, and a few of us who really believe him to be that prophet, wanting to know the truth, anxious to hear everything. And he said, "I want to tell you people something right now. Anybody can open the Book, and you've been doing it. Do you know what it really says? I hope you do, because one day you're going to be judged by It."
66Do you know if you were in trouble today, and you hired a lawyer, do you know what that lawyer is supposed to get? He's supposed to get information from the other lawyer so he can plead your case. I'm glad our Lawyer gave all the information we need. Our adversary cannot touch us. He's defeated on every turn, and we will come forth as we have already been told we'd come forth: vindicated--avenged, as the perfect, righteous Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. We didn't even do it. Somebody else did. Let them have their problems. Let them take their grief, their sorrows and their pains, brother/sister, because they have not believed in the Name of the Only-Begotten Son of God; and it's in His Name at the end time the Gentiles trust. What about His Name? That's the Word of God revealed. Ah, we could go on for hours. Why go on for hours? You know what the lesson's about this morning, so let's rise and be dismissed.
Heavenly Father, we thank You again for your help that we have been able to study Your Word, one paragraph, but It's what we know is for us as we look at the people and the setting and everything that was said out there in Rialto. And we just praise You, Lord, that we can take this much time to look right into Your Word and know we are come to the end of the ages and this is the condition brought out absolutely perfectly, and it would take not only a blind man, but a dead man, not to see It and receive It.
And we know, Lord, that is true, because those that are dead in sin, they cannot see, neither can they hear, neither can they voice the truth. Now we do not stand in arrogance today, Lord, as though some special thing we have brought forth or merited within our flesh, but we know, Lord, the only reason that we can hear anything is because the Sheep hear the Voice and they follow. And that, Lord, gives us great help, gives us great joy and rejoicing to know that we have heard, and we do follow.
And we're so grateful, Lord, the judgment is over. Hallelujah! The long, long night is passed. The morning breaks at last; and o'er the distant hill, we've seen the Light appear. And what is it? It's the same Holy Spirit that indwelt the flesh in the East is back here in the West indwelling a prophet, giving us that same light and not condemning, but taking us right over, hurling forth judgment unto victory. Hallelujah, Lord. We're grateful that we have sat in the court and heard the verdict: "You're free. You're guiltless. You're sinless. You never did it."
Unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God, be all power, honor and glory through Jesus Christ. Amen. "Take the Name of Jesus With You."