So, you see, the Protestant church that doesn’t take the Word of God is a daughter to the Roman church. God never, at any time, organized a church. The Roman Catholic church was the first organization. And every one of them are daughters, to her, that organize.
They die with her. The Bible said, that, “He would burn her children with fire.” How many know that? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] The Bible said so. Well, the Bible said that the wheat and the tares would grow together until the last day, then He would bind the tares (that right?), first, and burn them.
[“Amen.”] And the wheat would go to the garner. Is that right? [“Amen.”] The tares are binding themselves together in the organization, Confederation of Churches, for the atomic burning. Exactly right. But the Church is getting ready to go to the garner, just as sure as the world, in the Rapture, for the freewoman won’t be heir with the bondwoman.
111 PROPHETS DID NOT ALWAYS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WERE WRITING or WHAT THEY WERE SAYING or THEY WOULD IN NO WISE HAVE SAID IT IF THEY COULD A UNDERSTOOD IT. See? BUT THE BIBLE said, “They were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
MOVED! When THE HOLY GHOST MOVES YOU, YOU MOVE. “God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to the prophets that were moved by the Holy Ghost.” That’s why, ALL AGES, the people WHO WERE SPIRITUAL CONSULTED THE PROPHETS ABOUT THE TIMES and WHAT WAS TO HAPPEN.
The PROPHET-WRITER MUST BE IN CONSTANT FELLOWSHIP WITH THE AUTHOR. See? He MUST LIVE CONSTANTLY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE AUTHOR, KNOW WHAT THE BOOK IS GOING TO BE. See? The PROPHET-WRITER, he had the pen READY ANYTIME, CONSTANT FELLOWSHIP WITH THE AUTHOR, which WAS GOD, to STRIKE DOWN WHATEVER He said to put down. See? SHOWED WHAT KIND OF LIFE HE MUST…A SEPARATED LIFE FROM ALL HIS BRETHREN.
112 Now, that’s WHY THE PROPHET had HIS MIND CONSTANTLY ON WHAT GOD SAID; NOT WHAT man thought, WHAT the age thought, WHAT the church thought, WHAT the kingdom though.
WHAT GOD THOUGHT! He ONLY EXPRESSED GOD’S THOUGHTS TO WORD, ’cause A WORD IS A THOUGHT when IT’S EXPRESSED. Did you get it now? The Word is a thought expressed, SO THE PROPHET was WAITING FOR GOD’S THOUGHTS. And when GOD REVEALED HIS THOUGHTS TO HIM, HE EXPRESSED IT IN WORD, “THUS SAITH THE LORD.” See, NOT “Thus saith I, the prophet.” “THUS SAITH THE LORD!” See? All right.
113 That’s WHY THEY DEFIED KINGDOMS and CHURCH AGES, which, to do so in their days, w
WAS A DEATH PENALTY. You walk up in a king’s face and tell him, “THUS SAITH THE LORD, such-and-such is going to happen,” YOU’D HAVE YOUR HEAD CHOPPED OFF. The Church would PUT YOU TO DEATH RIGHT NOW FOR DOING IT. But THESE PROPHETS WERE BOLD. Why? THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST, see, and, they, THAT’S WHY THEY BECOME BOLD. And THEY WROTE THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.
114 There was MANY TRIED TO IMPERSONATE THEM PROPHETS, like priests, or so forth. And what did they do? JUST MESSED UP, THAT’S ALL. They COULDN’T DO IT.
Cause, GOD HAD SELECTED THE MAN FOR THE AGE and SELECTED THE MESSAGE, and EVEN THE NATURE OF THE MAN and WHAT WOULD GO OVER in that age, WHAT HE COULD PUT OVER, HOW HE COULD, with THE NATURE of THAT CERTAIN MAN, HE COULD BLIND THE EYES OF OTHERS. THE WORDS that that MAN WOULD SAY, THE WAY HE ACTED, WOULD BLIND OTHERS, and OPEN OTHERS’ EYES. See?
HE DRESSED THE MAN IN THE TYPE OF DRESS that HE WAS; NATURE, the AMBITION and EVERYTHING JUST THE WAY HE HAD TO BE just PERFECTLY SELECTED for that CERTAIN PEOPLE that HE WOULD CALL for THAT CERTAIN AGE.
65-0822M – Christ Is Revealed In His Own Word
Rev. William Marrion Branham