Questions 291 (COD Page 1018)
Some say Brother Branham is the Son of man. I thought the Pillar of Fire was the Son of man. Am I mistaken?
101 Well, that’s a good question, very good. But I am not the Son of man, but a son of man. There’s quite a difference. Jesus Christ was the Son of man, the Son of God, the Son of man, the Son of David.
102 Now, the reason that question probably was asked this person or been said, because people regard me as a seer, which I have never…I’ve got a question in here just blasting me on that. See? But I–I–I–you–you…When I read these questions you’ll see why I answer things the way I do. Until I am definitely led to do something (see?), then I’ll–I’ll say what I must say. But that hour hasn’t arrived.
103 So I am not the–the–the anointed Son of man. I don’t claim to be His prophet. Many times I’ve said it when I didn’t think I said it, catch myself on the tape. But I say that sometimes, because if you want to give it in terms, a prophet is in the English term is merely “a preacher.” Anybody knows that; get the dictionary. See? A prophet is “a preacher” under the English dictionary. But under the Hebrew or the Greek, a prophet is “a seer, one who foresees things and foretells things.” But under the English interpretation, a prophet is “a seer.”
104 So I don’t want to call myself anything but your brother. I am your brother, and you just regard me as Brother Bill, or Brother Branham, or whatever you want to do about that. That–that–that’s fine, that–that’s dandy. What you believe, keep that to yourself. You see?
105 And now, what was that other question? I get so wound up in these, I forget what the things were. One of them was, “Was I the Son of man?” and…Here it is I believe. “…the Son of man or was the Pillar of Fire the Son of man?” No! The Pillar of Fire is the Anointing.
106 The Pillar of Fire…Now, this may go a little deep unless it’s some of you theologians, Dr. Vayle, probably Brother here, and some of these ministers here from Arkansas, and my good friends around, they’d probably know.
107 Now, that Pillar of Fire is the Logos that went out of God. The Logos, which is actually the attribute of the Fullness of God. When God become into a form to where It could be seen, It was the anointing of the great Spirit that went forth, It’s condescending, coming down, God, the Father, the Logos that was up over Israel, that…He was holy, could not bear sin. There had to be a blood offering right in Eden. Then that Logos become flesh and dwelt among us; and where this Logos dwelt in a human body, which was the sacrifice…
108 When man was made in the image of God…And then God came down in the image of man to redeem man; that brought man and God together. Heavens and earth hugged and kissed each other; God and man embraced each other as Fatherhood and sonship when the Logos became flesh and dwelled among us.
109 Jesus said, “I came from God, and I go to God.” Is that right? After His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, when the body was taken up to set at the right hand of God…Now, I don’t mean God’s got a right hand, God’s a spirit. But at the right hand means “in power and authority of God.” That in that Name everything in Heaven is named after It and subject to It. Everything in earth is named after It and subject to It, a Name above all names, Jesus Christ.
110 Now, this Logos that was in Him, which was the Spirit of God, the Anointing, through the sanctifying grace of the Blood, brought many sons to God, which is anointed with this same Logos.
111 Now, on the day of Pentecost It come down, that Pillar of Fire, and broke apart like that, and tongues of fire set upon each of them, not their tongues, but tongues of fire set upon each of them, a elected, selected group, identified by this Pillar of Fire, showing that God had separated Himself into man. Do you get it? God, the Logos, separating Himself into man! God, not in one person, He’s in His Church universal. That’s the reason Jesus said, “The works that I do shall you also, more.” Now, I know the King James says, “greater,” but the right translation there is “more than this shall you do.” God was bottled and confined in one Man, Jesus Christ. But now He’s bottled and confined in the whole universal Church of the Living God.
112 Right now, while God is here speaking with us in our hearts, He’s in Africa, He’s in Asia, He’s in Europe, He’s in England. Wherever believers are gathered together, there He is in the midst of them.
113 Now, after His death, burial, and ascension, and the coming of the Holy Ghost, Paul on his road down which was Saul–to Damascus, he was struck down by a Pillar of Fire, the Logos. And that Jew would’ve never called that Pillar of Fire, “Lord,” unless he knew It was the same Logos that his people followed through the wilderness. See? Now, that was not the Son of man, that was the Logos.
114 Now, we say this with reverence, and love, and respect. See? As Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, and also that in the last days, as it was before Lot’s time, or in Lot’s time in Sodom, so shall it be in the day that the Son of man reveals Himself again, revealing Himself. Now, in this last days the Logos that was upon Jesus–which He has become from that back to the Pillar of Fire again and has descended down on the earth to (I was going to say something, but I watch the tape. They wouldn’t believe that if you told them.
It wouldn’t make any difference. They…People wouldn’t believe it, but I’ll omit that)–but has come down for, like an investigating judgment goes on.
115 And now, this great Pillar of Fire that’s absolutely identified even by scientific cameras, that’s here on the earth today…There’s the picture of It hanging there. I believe it’s still there, isn’t that right? Is it there? Scientifically proven by the best we got. George J. Lacy, the head of the FBI for fingerprint and documents, said, “I called it psychology myself, Reverend Branham, but,” said, “the light struck the lens. I put it under ultra-ray lights and had an examination here for four or five days. And the light struck the lens. And this lens won’t take psychology!” Now, that’s identified.
116 Then watch the works of It. It, among us, proves the same Jesus that once lived in Palestine, the same Spirit was upon Him has come up through a Body until It’s come back to Headship again, which He’s coming soon to claim the Body. Amen! The Head’s coming to the Body. You get it? That will be the Son of God, the Son of man, the Son of David, the I AM, the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, the Morning Star.
117 I am not He; I am His servant. And the Pillar of Fire is not He; It’s in Spirit form (see?) which was upon the Son of man and has come now to anoint sons of man, to bring back a ministry just exactly like He said it would be, in order for the Head and the rest of the Body to connect together.
118 Just like the–like the pyramid as Enoch built. And we find in that pyramid, they never did get the headstone on it. Why? The Headstone’s yet to come. The seven steps in the–in the pyramid…We’ll go through that someday, and I’d just like to show you how it really is perfectly with the Scripture.
119 And now, if you notice on your American dollar bill, that great headstone, an eye, says, “The Great Seal.” It will come. And notice those stones…Was anybody here ever at the pyramids in Egypt? Well, if You’ll notice…Yeah, here, there’s hands there that’s up back there. All right. Those stones are laying in there so perfect, and that top, where the cupola like in the top of it, when that stone comes, it’ll be like a great diamond fitting right down in there just perfect with it.
120 Now, that stone would not fit down there on that bottom foundation, neither will it fit on the second foundation or the third foundation. It’ll only fit on the top foundation, when the entire building has become fitted to the stone. And Jesus cannot come until the Church, a Body of believers and the ministry that He once left will have to be the same then as it was then to…And then, that brings… “Them without us is not made perfect,” Paul said, Hebrews 11. “Without us they cannot be perfected.” They must have this ministry to raise up the Lutheran, Wesleys, and all of them down through their ages. When that come, when that part of the–where the eagles gathered… “Just as the carcase is the eagles will be gathered,” the questions was. Oh, it’s just perfect. I hope that answered the question.