Malachi 4:5-6Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the…. dreadful day of the Lord:And he shall turn….. the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moons, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
60-0221 – Hearing, Recognizing, Acting On The Word Of God
Politics, corrupted! Democrats, Republicans, and all, is low-down. What is it? It’s a bunch of graft. Every person works in it, that’s not born again, is of the devil. The devil said, “Every kingdom in the world belongs to me,” and Jesus never debated with him. The world is controlled by the devil. And every man that works for the government, if he ain’t a Christian, he’s of the devil and working for the devil. These nations will all fall to Jesus Christ when He comes, there will be a Millennium.
63-0317M – God Hiding Himself In Simplicity, Then Revealing Himself In The Same
“For faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things have not seen.” And faith takes its final resting place on the Word of God. There is where it finds its resting place. You understand? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] Its resting place is on God’s Word. 143 That’s where Noah rested it, “God said so.” That settled it.
65-0429E – The Choosing Of A Bride
The Bride must be a Messiah-ette, the anointed Word.
55-0311 – The Seal Of The Antichrist
The Holy Ghost will make you dress right, and live right, and talk right, and be right, when the Holy Ghost gets you. Amen. That’s right.
There is nothing in the world that means more to a child of God than a little Nugget from the Lord. Here are a few of those Golden Nuggets that have circulated around VGR lately.
And no matter what business you’re in, if you’re honest, God can use you. An honest heart will always answer to truth.
57-0727 – “He Was To Pass That Way”
Then, when the Church can get in such harmony with God, until the manifestation of the Bridegroom is manifested in the Bride, because they’re going to be one! Oh, what a great lesson. All right. Now, remember, the spiritual mind picking this up, can see the type and the antitype, and pick it. For one, just, we could go hours on it. Watch what takes place. And why have we waited all these years, since this oasis of time? You know, the Bible speaks, that, “The church fled into the wilderness, where she was nourished for time and time.”
63-0630m – “The Third Exodus”
That’s the reason I believe in election. You are what you are by the grace of God. Not that you made yourself anything, it’s what God, through His sovereign grace, made you before the foundation of the world. You might try to be good and go to church, if you want to. “It’s not him that willeth, or him that runneth, but it’s God that showeth mercy.” That’s right.
57-0714 – “As The Eagle Stirreth Up Her Nest”
And watch here. Here, it’s beautiful. I don’t want you to miss this. Now everybody, and you people on tape, out in the jungles and wherever you hear It, now listen. “And as the Father has sent Me, so send I you,” Jesus said. See? Now watch. The Father that sent Him went in Him, to vindicate Himself right, for He was the Word. And the same Jesus that sends you, goes with you and in you, to vindicate the same God. “As the Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father; so I’ll send you, and you live by Me.”
63-0728 – “Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed”
Now, haven’t you had a lot of temptations? Don’t complain about them. Rejoice. God is with you. He is trying to prove your faith.
57-0901e – “Hebrews, Chapter Four”
Oh, yes, Christian. Angels of God are ministering spirits sent from the presence of God.
53-0603 – “God Commissioning Moses”
You say, “But, Brother Branham, I made a mistake last week, or last month.” I don’t care how many mistakes you make. We’ve all sinned and come short of the glory. If you’re a child of Abraham, you’re ready to recognize that as sin, and come back to God again, and God’s mercy still hangs to you.
59-0417 – “Jehovah-Jireh”.
I’ll write upon him the name of my God,…which is the new Jerusalem, which cometh down…or, the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down from God…out from heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. I better leave that alone, hadn’t I? All right. Notice, “him” there is singular.
60-1210 – “The Philadelphian Church Age”
My ministry is to witness the evidence of Jesus Christ raised from the dead.
58-0128 – “The Oneness Of Unity”
I’ll see just how advanced my church is, on what we believe in; see just how advanced the people are; how they’re ready to take the Sword and walk out in the front line, say, “I challenge you, Satan. See? I challenge you! You can’t—you can’t make me disbelieve anymore.” What are these things done for? So that people will believe. It’s the Word. It’s where that shows that I am preaching to you the Truth, the Word. The Word made flesh, made flesh in you; made Word; made Life in you, made Life in me. See?
63-0825e – “Perfect Faith”
And it was in the evening time when he come to the well near the city. And it was about that time that Rebekah had to make a decision. I believe the Angel of the Lord beat him there about a half hour. For He will send His Angels before you, then makes the way clear. And it must have been the Angel of God that spoke to Rebekah’s heart, said, “Go get the water.” And Rebekah came to the Water of Life at the evening time. You get the picture? It’s the Church in the last days, the evening time. The evening lights are here. It’s the time that the Angel of the Lord in a supernatural, is revealing Himself to the Rebekah, the Bride of Isaac. And somehow or another, She’s moved to go to the Waters of Life. Amen. Oh, my heart is turning over with joy. I can hardly preach when I think of that. The evening time is come. The Angel of the Lord’s in the Message, goes forth and woos the Rebekah to come to the Waters of Life.
59-0611 – “The Time Of Decision”
So the Church can do the same thing today. What Christ did, so does the Church do now.
63-0728 – “Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed”
And we just love our Lord. And all of our little, frail mistakes, He forgives us, and probably laughs at us, for us, and so… We’re just happy to know that we got a Lord Jesus like that, aren’t we? Aren’t you happy to know that you got someone tonight Who’s considerate, and knows us, and loves us, and looks over our mistakes and so forth?
54-0320 – “Faith Cometh By Hearing”
There’s no man that is a Divine healer. There’s only one Healer, that’s Christ, the Son of God. He’s the Healer, God. Men only represent healing. They represent Christ; they represent healing. Every person that represents Christ, should represent healing, for it’s in Him that we’re healed.
50-0227 – “God In His People”
Where? What would happen to me today if it wasn’t for Christ? Where would my hopes be anchored? I’d be a maniac. When I see what’s fixing to happen, and know that was all of it, forever, oh, my, what would I do? But, oh, I am so glad. I’m so glad. It’s just a dawning of day. We’re just in a dream. We’re fixing to wake up. Oh, in a nightmare, as it was; to come out of it, into a springtime; everlasting youth, everlasting health, everlasting joy, everlasting peace. Isn’t it wonderful? He is so real!
57-0407m – “God Keeps His Word”.
The Children Of Israel
Now, friends, there’s only one way in the world that you can be healed, and that’s only faith in God. Now, no matter how much that God will permit me, by my own faith, to take the spirit from you, unless you go forth and believe God, and serve God, and trust God, it’ll come right back to you again. Did not Jesus say, “Go and sin no more, or a worse thing than this will come upon you?”
Don’t never come in a prayer line unless you expecting to serve God the rest of your days. That’s right. Always, don’t never live a sinful life, because you’ll be worse, way worse. God has promised that you will be worse off than you was at the first time.
The Handwriting On The Wall
If this nation escapes judgment, God will be obligated to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah, and apologize for sinking them and burning them up, for we are just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever was. And if He sunk Sodom and Gomorrah, and burnt them up, because of their sin, and He doesn’t deal the same way with us, then He would be unjust and owe them an apology.
God doesn’t have to apologize to nobody, or nothing. Sin will be judged. And it’ll be punished, just as sure as there’s a God Who can make judgment. And God’s judgment is holy. God is holy.
There He is, going yonder to Calvary.
As He’s moving up the hill, and His poor, little shoulder rubbing, the old bee of death humming around Him, “It ain’t going to be long till I’ll get Him.”
Buzzing all around and around, and after while it had to sting Him. But, friend, you know, if a bee ever stings anybody deeply, he can’t sting no more. He pulls his stinger out. So he hasn’t got no more stinger. And I tell you, that’s the reason God was made flesh, here on earth, in order to hold the stinger of death. And now the—death has no more sting. The bee can swarm and buzz, but he can’t sting. “O death, where is thy sting? Grave, where is thy victory?”
But Christ, the kinsman Redeemer has made a way of escape for every believer on this earth today. The bee might hum; the bee might buzz; the bee might try to make you afraid. But I can point yonder to Calvary, where God Himself was made flesh, when He held the stinger of death, and took my place as a sinner, and paid the price.
One In A Million
Jesus said, on earth, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word.” Every Word! Not just now and then, a Word, but by every Word.
It was one Word misbelieved, by God’s…of God’s commandments, that caused death, sorrow, and every sickness and heartache, to miss God’s Word, one Word! If he taken the human race into death, by miss, misbelieving one Word, “surely,” surely. But He said it would happen. Satan said, “Surely it won’t.” But it did.
So, we’ve got to keep every Word of God. And if the human and all this suffering and things that went on the human race, by misconstruing, or—or misbelieving one Word, how we going back by missing One, if it’s cost all this price, even the life of His Son?
Faith Is Our Victory
Have faith. Not just floating faith, not just a make-believe faith, but a real faith.
Now, faith is a conqueror. Faith is an overcomer. It just isn’t a—a peace-maker. It overcomes. “Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.” What does it do? What is faith? What is, to “conqueror”? Conquer and victory is the same. To conquer, it means “to beat down; to over-ride; to handcuff; to throw into prison.” It means that the sin that once ruled you, you rule it now. It means that you have overcome it. You are…You’ve whipped it. You are greater than it is.
Five Definite Identifications Of The True Church Of The Living God
And, that, God is the Doctor. He’s a Doctor of the soul. He’s a Doctor of salvation. And He educated a man in His Own Theology, Peter, an unlearned man that couldn’t even read his name when it was wrote before him. But He give him the Holy Spirit, and give him the pencil to write the Doctrine about. So, on the Day of Pentecost, he wrote the Prescription. Let’s see what he wrote. Dr. Simon Peter, let’s see what your Prescription is for salvation. Let’s see what It was wrote out for.
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter and…the rest…the apostles, Men and brethren, what can we do?
(Watch out, you got the keys.) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children,…to them that’s far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
That’s the Prescription. Don’t doctor It up; you’ll kill your patient. That’s what’s the matter with a lot of these people talking this, “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” They’re killing a lot of spiritual people, doctored with the wrong thing.
The Patriarch Abraham
Now, Abraham was just an ordinary man, wasn’t something special. God never called him, as far as we have any record, until he was seventy-five years old. His wife, which was his half sister, being sixty-five years old at the time, they had probably lived together since they were very young. And she was barren, and had no children. God called a complete separation, to separate himself from the rest of the world, and from all of his people, and from all of his kindred. There was a special thing for him to do.
And when God expects you to do a special thing, He demands a complete separation from any doubt. You’ve got to come to full obedience, to obey what He says. God demands it. You can’t do it no other way. And, now, He always sets an example, and that was His example, of a complete separation from all of his family, all of his kindreds, and so forth, to walk a life separated to God.
The Uncertain Sound
A reasoning? “Cast down reasonings.” Cast them down. God don’t want you to have reason. Reason always tries to find a way out. Faith don’t reason. Faith just believes. Your mind, what makes you reason. It’s a liar. The lie detector proves that. God’s Bible, first, proves it. But your soul is immortal, brother, sister. Your reasoning power will leave you when death strikes you, but your soul will be with you through Eternity. Won’t you believe God’s Word today and accept Him?
Show Us The Father And It’ll Satisfy Us
Well, when death strikes the little flower, you notice it bows its little head, just as reverent. The petals drop off, and the leaves drop off, and a little black seed falls out. Then they have a funeral procession. The rains come and cry down in the fall of the year and bury the little fellow.
And then the first thing you know the freeze comes. Maybe the little seed’s laying about that deep under the ground where the fall’s rains buried it, and then after a while, the see-…the real cold spell comes and it freezes. Then the little old seed freezes. The pulp burst, runs out of it. The seed bursts open and the pulp runs out. And then the winter continues on through the blizzards and the blizzard after blizzard.
Then after a while along about February, the last of February, first of March, the stalk’s gone, the bulb’s gone, the seed’s gone, the pulp’s gone, the petal’s gone, the flower’s gone. Everything there is is gone. Is that the end of that flower? No, sir; just let that sun begin to warm that earth again and that flower will live again. Why? There’s a germ of life in that flower that no man can find or no winter can freeze out. God has made it in His Own way, and that little germ of life is preserved in that ground, and that flower will live again.
Well, if God made a way for a flower to live again, what about a man who’s made in His image? There’s a way somewhere for that to live again.
Believers should never gamble. “Oh, well, this is all right. I’ll take the chance on it.” Don’t you do.
There’s a pattern laid down, a definitely thing, and It doesn’t belong in any certain group of people. It’s God’s Word. Don’t gamble on That. Now, don’t take chances.
And another thing I notice among people, sometime, especially. A man get a hold of a little money, and then he’ll try to invest it in some kind of a get-rich-overnight, some unidentified business. You’ll lose the shirt off your back, and you know that. See? Don’t you try that. And a good, sensible-thinking businessman won’t do that. It’s somebody who is green at the job will take a chance like that. It never pays off.
Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday Today And Forever
…in the garden of Eden, there’s two trees; one was knowledge and one was faith. One was Life. One was death of knowledge, other one was life by faith. And as long as they eat by faith of this tree, all right, they lived. But when he got on this tree, he died. The first bite he took, he separated himself from God. And man continually has been biting off of that tree. And every time he takes a bite by knowledge, he destroys himself. God destroy nothing. Man destroys himself through knowledge.
Look, he bit hisself off some gun powder, kills his comrades. He bit hisself off of an automobile off the tree, kills more than all the wars put together. Is that right? Knowledge, knowledge, eating off that tree. He has got hisself an hydrogen bomb now; I wonder what he’s going to do with that. See?
But the trouble of it is, these people, they figure up so much, on this tree of knowledge, then when they can’t figure it out any longer, they say, “bosh with all of it.”
Listen, in the Name of the Lord, listen: When you can’t figure out any more, that’s the time to believe.
Spiritual Food In Due Season
You say, “Why is it that the Message don’t go out in these great big places, these big crusades, like amongst the denominations?”
It’s not their Food. It’s not the church, so calls, Food. It’s the Bride Food. It’s spiritual Food in season. It would make them sick at their stomach. It’s too rich for them. See? See? You—you—you can’t do it. But, for the children, It’s Bread, It’s Life, It’s Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Someone said, “Just let your mind go blank now. Just look right straight up towards the skies. Let your mind go blank. You’ll get an experience.” And no doubt but what you do. That’s right. But, you get an experience, but what an experience? You see, when you do that, you just open your soul to Satan. He’ll give you something. That’s true.
But, I think, a person coming to Christ should come with all the intelligence they got, and quoting in their mind, when they come to Him, every promise in the Scripture. Keep your mind alert, when you come to Christ. Don’t let it go blank. The devil will make you do anything. See? They’ll give you a sensation. He can do that, too. But you want an experience, something that the Bible teaches, something that’s real.
Wisdom Versus Faith
God could not bless Seth until He separated him from Cain. He marked Cain and sent him to the land of Nod. And Cain, with his smart wisdom, become scientists and everything else, growed a crop of that. And Seth, under his righteousness, and the love and faith in the Word of God, he growed a crop that produced a prophet that warned the last days, that’s right, saved every believer. And the wisdom destroyed every one of them. They, every one, died. Every one, no matter how many degrees and psychology they had, everything else, they perished in the judgments of God.
And everything outside of the true, born-again Spirit of God, that believes every Word of That and stands right on It, will perish in the judgments of God. You see these little twisters going down the street, and all this carrying on, and carrying on like that, remember, it’s nothing in the world but fodder for the judgment. It’ll rot. It’ll got to. It’s just bound to. Women, wake up.
What Is The Attraction On The Mountain?
I imagine when the people wanted a good laugh, they went up and stood before the ark door and laughed. “Why, you said it was going to rain a hundred years ago! Grandpa told me he heard you up here saying it was going to rain, and you’re still beating around on this old piece of wood up here. Why don’t you get next to yourself?”
But it was God getting ready to confirm a promise and to fulfill a prophecy that His prophet had made. Very unusual! God fulfilling His promise to Noah, while others was laughing. God was also getting ready to make history to show to others, even to this day, that He keeps His Word! No matter how unreal it seems, and unreasonable, He still keeps His Word.
IT’S BEEN THAT IN MY HEART,
THAT I’VE TRIED THESE
TO PREACH THE GOSPEL
AROUND THE WORLD,
TO TELL PEOPLE
THAT THERE IS
A HEAVEN TO GAIN
and THERE’S A HELL TO SHUN,
and THERE IS A GOD
THAT LOVES YOU,
A REDEEMING POWER
that’s LAYING READY
TO PICK YOU UP
AT ANY TIME
THAT YOU’RE READY
TO RECIEVE IT.
62-0908 – Present Stage Of My Ministry
Rev. William Marrion Branham.