666, part 2 - Scared to argue with the leader
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The Pope is called infallible. Message people say brother Branham is infallible. They copy Rome, not the early apostles.
We continue from part 1.
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic will change the way we look at life.
The churches were helpless in the face of it and were closed down. Harsh reality proved the churches to be wanting.
So much for the complexities of man-made Churchianity and its love of money.
The economic world received a shattering blow that is going to be difficult to recover from.
Dictatorship became quite acceptable to freedom-loving westerners when the chips were down. This is an ominous preview of the coming of the final antichrist Pope as a world dictator.
When there is a financial collapse, then we happily accept a dictatorship that provides for us.
The solutions to the crisis will have to be sought by what becomes available.
By forcing us to sit at home, our church activities cease. This indicates that our present knowledge is not the solution that God requires. God is trying to cut off the alternative actions that we would have proceeded with.
God is turning a corner. In order to find God, we, in turn, have to undertake an Exodus out of our man-made church thinking. God is forcing the Bride into this new direction by plunging us into an unfamiliar and agitated dispensation. Only when we become aware that all the churches have failed will we be able to spot the guiding clues that emerge strangely and unexpectedly in the global upheaval that the coronavirus caused.
God wants His Bride to start thinking in a new way. A more strictly Scriptural way.
God is bending events and the actions of people in order to drive the Bride to find His Will which is very different from our own will.
Already the coronavirus has done what women have never been able to do. Cancel all sports. Shutdown all bars. Keep men at home. Things are certainly changing. (A light-hearted, though valid comment in this serious study).
Change has been forced on us. A disaster always forces us to focus on essentials and trim off the distractions of an entitled lifestyle.
Do we have the readiness to change?
This crisis is designed to produce a new mindset to cope with a novel situation that will emerge after the pandemic.
The Jews were in lockdown the night before the Exodus while death roamed the streets.
When their lockdown was over, they traveled through a wilderness in search of a new way of life, a different way of believing.
Away from a church and pastor-dominated set of beliefs towards a Bible-dominated faith.
REVELATION 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness:
It was only when he was in a wilderness, an unpopular, lonely, and harsh place where other people preferred not to be, that John had his eyes opened to the true level of evil and deception that had infiltrated the churches. The Roman Catholic harlot and her non-Catholic daughter harlots who copied her unscriptural ways and beliefs as they came out of her.
After the lockdown, we must learn to search through the new situation for clues on how to undertake this Exodus away from our past church experiences that collapsed so rapidly in the face of the coronavirus.
There must be no lamenting about the comfortable church world that was closed down. That is what the foolish or fooled virgins will do.
The Bride will be keen to be part of a movement back to Scripture which is the only way that our faith can grow strong.
God's Will is for the Bride to be seriously involved in the revelation of the deep Bible mysteries that will take her back to the faith of the apostolic first church age.
True faith comes from the Word of God, not from quotes.
LUKE 18:8 ... Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
When Jesus returns, He will be looking for people who understand and believe the written Bible. He did not say He was looking for big churches and prosperous pastors.
God is not concerned with how successful you are, He is concerned with how Scriptural you are.
Why does Jesus say that He is unlikely to find faith when He comes?
Because faith is not built on the quotes of a man.
ROMANS 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Since 1966 there has been such an emphasis on Brother Branham's quotes that the message-believers have become increasingly Bible illiterate.
Church leaders pursued their profits but misled the people into thinking that they were safe because they attended church meetings regularly.
The coronavirus caught all unprepared.
So much for church leaders being inspired by God. They failed dismally to prepare for this pandemic.
They failed spectacularly with their 1977 prediction that the Lord was coming, based on a quote. Then they misinterpreted another quote to predict that Trump would lose the 2016 Presidential election. Not an impressive performance.
During the lockdown, people have a chance to sit at home and rethink the failure of the church systems.
Surely it should be entering into their hard heads that the quotes must be proven from Scripture before being accepted.
But I forget. Message-people, suffering from Bible-illiteracy, will struggle to prove their ideas from the Bible. That is why they do not go down that route.
Message groups, since 1965, have been energetically splicing carefully selected quotes and twisting them into fanciful but unscriptural interpretations. Like the denominations, their man-made ideas failed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Self-important humans can only build with hay and stubble. This fails in a fiery test.
That the churches have failed to stop the pandemic is obvious.
By 14 April 2020 the two countries with the biggest death toll were America and Italy.
These two countries probably have the most churches.
Italy with its numerous Catholic churches and the Vatican City which is the nerve centre of the Roman Catholic church. Then America with its multitude of Protestant churches. Yet their numerous churches, including their self-praised and self-promoted megachurches, failed to halt the grim death toll. Pastors, puffed up with exalted reputations, had to hide at home just like ordinary people.
A bishop in Virginia claimed that he was essential to the welfare of mankind because he spoke to God and could thus ignore the banning of church meetings that would be imposed the next day. Three weeks later he was dead from the virus.
Then America with the greatest number of Protestant churches and TV evangelists produced the most coronavirus casualties. So what does that tell us about the effectiveness of American church leaders?
This should warn us that church leaders are far out of tune with God.
An 85 year-old pastor near Bloemfontein attended a meeting with prominent preachers, just before the South African lockdown was enforced. He died and preachers and congregation members were infected by the visiting overseas preachers. Church leaders spreading death. Makes one think.
Christians cannot believe that God actually wants to close down the churches that He describes as blind and lukewarm because they have pushed Jesus out of the church.
Look what God says to our last church age.
REVELATION 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write
:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
:17 and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jesus stands outside the church. He has given up on the church as a group.
He is now searching for individuals.
That is why people are forced to stay home. So that as individuals they can begin to think for themselves.
The "groupthink" of the church can only make them "go with the flow" of the popular opinion of the dominating pastor. But that flow is always downhill.
The last church age of the Laodiceans in Revelation Chapter 3 is basically described as being apostate. Yet church-goers desperately cling to their spiritually bankrupt ideas.
The two beasts mentioned in Revelation Chapter 13 are the Roman Catholic church and America.
These are identified as the main opponents to the truth in the end-time.
Both were hard hit by the virus.
What conclusions can we draw?
By closing them down, God makes it obvious that all their churches are wrong.
What is God trying to knock into our heads by unleashing this pandemic?
One obvious answer is that we cannot rely on the churches because they failed in the face of a dangerous enemy.
Matthew Chapter 25 divides the saved Christians into two groups.
The wise virgins with oil that produces enough light to illuminate the mysteries of Scripture.
The foolish virgins with their superficial knowledge of Scripture.
The oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit that is to teach us about the Bible mysteries.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth
The Light of the Bible will not illuminate your mind unless the Holy Spirit reveals the understanding of Scripture to you.
The foolish virgins will focus on their immediate personal survival needs and lament the false security that they think they have by regularly attending church. Unable to think for themselves, they will miss what the whole crisis was about.
They will then rush back to their churches in order to revive the very church systems that God thought were only fit to be closed down. They will completely fail to see what God wants to achieve in this intricate and deadly drama.
Once again they will drink from the isolated puddles of a few selected quotes that produce a mirage that fades when compared with Scripture.
Big church systems, with their large inertia, cannot change and thus cannot benefit from the lessons that the coronavirus is to teach us. They will gather around their unscriptural one-man mini-dictator pastor as that is the most efficient way to build up a big group. Lacking direction for the future journey, they will hang onto their past churchianity with its man-made traditions and the commandments of men.
Big churches that each have a one-man leader, based on the model of the Roman Catholic church, are simply blind instruments for the maintenance of the status quo.
The Bride, in order to adapt quickly and flexibly to sudden changes, will have to be small groups run by elders, not a big one-man show.
A one-man-is-the-boss elevated pastor limits the entire church to his own Biblical errors and ignorance as well as his personal speculations.
The main focus of the Bride will not be some human leader. After all, notice how the message-pastors disagree with each other. So which one is right? Any of them?
The true Bride will search desperately to get a revelation of God's manifest destiny in terms of His Big Picture.
What is God trying to achieve during and after this big disruption?
Where are we in prophecy? What changes in our direction does God want from us?
God is turning a corner while the sleeping churches just thunder onwards in the same direction.
When all is said and done, God describes the last church age of the Laodiceans as blind and fast asleep.
No exceptions mentioned. So that includes all the churches as they have become clones of the Catholic model of having a human head.
The "church of the Laodiceans".
The church "of the people" of Laodicea means the people believe in their "people's rights" to invent their own religion that suits them. Both denominational and message churches make up their own church beliefs.
Each pastor trying to be more clever than the next one as they speculate and gamble with people's souls.
The true Bride will not be going back to slavishly follow the church leaders who failed but will be seeking a new direction. A new way of understanding Bible truth. Explaining the quotes of William Branham by proving them from Scripture and being aware that his quotes are not infallible. He had a profound insight into Scripture but, as a human being, made mistakes in some places. Only the 1769 King James Version of the Bible is infallible.
The Jews were in lockdown the day before their great exodus under Moses. They had to stay at home while Death roamed their streets.
After the lockdown, their lives really changed as they left Egypt and their human taskmasters who had dominated their lives.
If there were any foolish Jews who were scared of change and chose to stay in Egypt, because that is all they knew, then we would laugh at them for missing their opportunity to escape.
The foolish virgins who cannot change and who rush back to rebuild their church systems would be in that category.
But, be warned, there are bigger changes coming.
The coronavirus is a preview of future tribulation and the fact that the church world needs a wake-up call.
A big wake-up call is coming.
If we fail to benefit from and change, as a result of adjusting to this disaster, then what will happen to us when the big events like the sinking of Los Angeles in a mammoth earthquake and tsunami, happens?
JEREMIAH 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?
and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Things are going to get far worse.
Far more turbulent times are coming.
Huddling in a big church listening to man-made unscriptural ideas will not save anyone from the Tribulation.
The dictator Hitler took over Germany in the troubled and bankrupt times of the Great 1929 Depression when Vatican City became the "little horn" of Daniel's prophecy by becoming an independent country.
What troubled and bankrupt times lie ahead in order to allow the final antichrist Pope to become the dictator of the whole world? We need to get our act together while we have time.
The coronavirus is teaching us about the horror and hardship of economic collapse.
A bankrupt and devastated world will easily accept a cruel dictatorship if he provides work for people.
We need to be very careful that what we believe is Scriptural and not a figment of human imagination.
ACTS 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Paul was the messenger to the first church age. But the men of Berea were noble in that they CHECKED everything that Paul said with the Scriptures.
We must do the same with the quotes of William Branham. Check them all with the Bible.
Otherwise, you will be fooled by the message-pastor's clever ideas and join the foolish or fooled virgins.
63-1110 HE THAT IS IN YOU
Believe all the Message. Believe That. If it isn't, if it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.
65-0725 THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
So we'll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man's idea, some theory.
I don't care who he is; any other man, myself or anybody else, "If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him." See? That's what the Bible said. "Let every man's word be a lie, and Mine be true," regardless who it is.
After the coronavirus lockdown, the Bride will engage in the third Exodus as they leave the big church systems and their pastor's domination.
2000 years ago the church did a second Exodus when they came out of Judaism into a totally new way of life that embraced the Gentiles whom the Jews had previously shunned.
The early church was also in lockdown as they had to wait 10 days in the upper room. Then they entered the totally new way of life as the church ages were born on the Day of Pentecost.
Noah was also in lockdown in the Ark for 7 days before the Flood swept all away in a frightening change.
So God is trying to warn us.
There are big changes coming. We need to know what they are.
Can we adjust sufficiently to develop small flexible groups run by elders?
The lockdown has taught us that the ZOOM software can connect individuals at home from all over the world as they are able to speak to each other and interact. No need to gather in a church building.
The Bride will want to weave the threads of the Bible into a deeper pattern that sews both the New and the Old Testaments together. We need to discover a fascinating and deeper insight into the fabric of Scripture.
The fourth beast around the throne in Revelation Chapter 4 is an eagle.
REVELATION 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
We need the fabulous spiritual eyesight of the Holy Ghost-insight into the Bible mysteries. The days of the man-beast are over. The human wisdom of church pastors will not work in our eagle age.
The true Bride wants a personal revelation that they can prove for themselves by running the ideas through the inter-connected Bible verses.
The Bride gets the revelation from the quotes, but then proves the revelation from the Bible verses.
Quotes that disagree with the Bible are simply ignored.
Then the Bride believes a doctrine because the Bible says so, not because a quote says so.
The new battle-lines will be between small groups run by elders versus the big groups, dominated by a pastor, that failed and were shut down by the crisis.
Small groups, interconnected by software like ZOOM, carried on their meetings as usual despite the lockdown that kept the individuals in their far-separated homes.
ZECHARIAH 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things?
LUKE 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
MATTHEW 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
LUKE 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Only eight people were saved. Only eight people were ready.
If you are relying on your big church, you are in for a shock.
But even more worrying. Only Enoch was caught up to God before the storm swept the earth.
The last church age must believe just like the first church age so that they become interchangeable.
MATTHEW 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
This indicates that there is no difference between the last and the first church ages.
Thus very few will make it and be chosen for the Wedding Supper.
The message-followers of brother Branham mistakenly regard his quotes as their Absolute which can replace Scripture.
Thus they are not like the first church age believers who regarded the Scripture as their Absolute.
Because big church organizations are easily disrupted by disasters, God allowed Satan to build up the huge Catholic Church organization in the Dark Ages. This huge, rigid system will be destroyed in the Tribulation.
When the end-time church enters the final turbulent days, only small, flexible groups will be able to adapt fast and change because of the new-normal of constantly changing circumstances.
The big churches will try to keep their organizational structure and be too big to change effectively when sudden changes hit.
How did the Pope's church get so big as it rose to power over the barbarian tribes in Europe?
This was an amazing feat in itself.
Yet the bigness of the Roman Catholic church would be its final destruction. It would be too large and cumbersome to adjust to the end-time changes that sweep the earth.
The Pope offered a censored version of the Bible that suited the requirements of his own doctrines that were built on distorted knowledge.
But this was compensated for by having colourful processions and ceremonies, just like the ancient Persians, and a dazzling display of wealth and artistic beauty.
Roman Catholicism rose upon the ruins of the pagan Roman empire.
The barbarian kings who destroyed the Roman empire often came to power by assassinating the existing king. Then they usually lived a short and brutal life as they were the next target for assassination.
Barbarians were basically nomads who traveled around and were not used to city life. They got their wealth by plundering cities and robbing the harvests of farmers.
When they heard the claim that the Pope was linked to a long line of rulers going back for hundreds of years, all the way to Saint Peter, they were immensely impressed. They were keen to get involved with the Catholic church and share the stability which the church had. The barbarians knew no history and did not realize that Peter had never be
Let us consider the unscriptural Darkness spreading around from AD 606, at a time which we call the fourth church age of Thyatira, that means a dominating woman. Then this fourth church age of Thyatira in Revelation Chapter 2 was a prophecy of the rise of the Catholic church so that the Pope dominated Europe until Martin Luther broke some of his power in 1520 with the Protestant Reformation.
The Dark Ages were a terrible hybrid of religious deception and political power that united in the person of the Pope.
So how did the Pope lie and cheat his way to such power?
Let us consider the Anglo-Saxon tribes of barbarians.
Columba, an Irish missionary, built a monastery on the island of Iona just off the western coast of Scotland. He was the last messenger to have a supernatural ministry before the Dark Age that started in AD 606. His light was too bright to be part of the Dark Age. So only when he died could the Dark Age really begin when Pope Boniface III claimed dominance over all the churches, calling himself the Universal Bishop. In those days Christian missionaries tended to live in monasteries and spread the Gospel from there. The monastery was an island of stability for the largely illiterate people who lived around it.
If a monastery claimed that it was in subjection to the Pope, then it gained great status amongst the superstitious barbarians. There were many monasteries, so the barbarians were scared to plunder one of them as that would make many enemies, especially as the awe-inspiring Pope with his fancy robes and impressive ceremonies was in charge of the monastery. People often left their land to the monastery when they died in order to buy their way into Heaven. So, the monasteries grew in importance and size. The impressed barbarians found it was easier to just believe what the monks taught and so they became converted to Catholicism.
Two tribes, the Angles and the Saxons, invaded England to conquer that part of the Roman empire.
The two tribes fused to form the Anglo-Saxons.
Columba, the last messenger before the Dark Age blotted out the truth in Europe, went from Ireland to the island of Iona. His influence and followers went into Scotland and down into the middle of England. Some of his followers, like Saint Gall, went into Europe as shown on the map below.
Columba died in AD 597 after a most remarkable ministry. He had been a bright light for truth. The supernatural in his ministry made it very difficult for his enemies to oppose him. Columba taught that salvation came from Christ alone.
But after his death, the Dark Age set in because the Roman Catholic church vigorously opposed his Bible teachings by emphasizing that only Peter could open the Door to Heaven.
So Irish and Scottish missionaries who were trained by Columba, preached by emphasizing Christ as the Saviour and the only Door to Heaven.
Salvation was by grace, through faith.
The Catholic Church, on the other hand, got the Anglo-Saxons, many of whom were keen scholars, to emphasize Saint Peter as the doorkeeper who alone can open the Door to Heaven. Provided you obey the Pope.
Their salvation was due to merit and good works. Their hopes were based on Saint Peter being pleased with your works.
The Roman Catholics were established in the city of Canterbury in Kent in the south of England.
Columba’s followers were established in Scotland and the monastery of Lindisfarne in the north. The battle was on for the Anglo-Saxon souls of Northumbria.
In those days the king decided what the people had to believe.
This was the church age of Thyatira, a dominating woman.
So, a woman Hilda who was in charge of the abbey (a large monastery) at Whitby in AD 664 organized a synod to decide between the two sides. The King of Northumbria would have to judge who had the better argument.
The Roman Catholics claimed that no one has authority over Peter (and thus his successors, the Popes).
They invented the doctrine that nobody could correct the Pope.
(Message pastors claim that nobody can correct the prophet, William Branham. The same spirit).
They also stated that Jesus had given the keys to Peter so that he alone could open the Door to Heaven.
King Oswiu then asked both sides if they agreed that Peter had been given the keys to the kingdom of heaven by Christ. Did they agree that Peter had been pronounced to be "the rock" on which the Church would be built? They all agreed. Oswiu then declared his judgment in favour of the holder of the keys, i.e. the Roman Catholics.
The Northumbrian Anglo-Saxons converted to Roman Catholicism, away from Columba’s Christ-centred teachings.
This was an important step in the eventual Romanisation of the church in England.
The followers of Columba retreated back to Iona. The Pope had won and the Dark Age grew darker.
Claiming that Peter stood “in the place of the Son of God” with the keys of Heaven in His hand allowed the Pope to win the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Roman Catholicism.
Two brilliant and energetic Anglo-Saxon Catholic monks, Boniface and Willibrord, then spread obedience to the Pope throughout the Netherlands and Germany. The pagans all wanted to keep Peter happy as he had the keys. Thus, they willingly submitted to the Pope as the successor of Peter. This established the Power of the Pope in northern Europe in the 700s.
Willibrord set out with 11 disciples for the Netherlands. They became missionaries to the Frisians.
Willibrord and Boniface were both totally loyal to the Pope and brought the barbarians of northern Europe into submission to the Pope.
These two maps show the influence of the Pope spreading as monasteries were established.
The above map shows how the Pope’s influence moved north into England from Canterbury. In addition, Boniface spread the Pope’s influence into Germany as he established monasteries.
So, the Anglo-Saxon missionaries who were excellent scholars played a major role in establishing the Pope’s authority in northern Europe.
Boniface and Willibrord gained pre-eminence amongst the superstitious barbarians who were in awe of the Pope.
The Pope was the latest leader in a line of rulers that had lasted for some 700 years. Nothing like that had ever happened to the barbarians.
Let us have a look at central Europe.
The barbarian tribe of the Burgundians occupied the area of Burgundy (shown in green on the above map) and in AD 910 the most influential monastery of the Dark Ages was founded at Cluny. The monastery of Cluny was situated in the middle of the green territory of Burgundy.
The Abbot of Cluny was different from other Abbots because he started a new idea whereby he became the absolute ruler of all the new monasteries that Cluny monks founded. As such he became a mini-Pope.
Eventually, Cluny ruled at least 314 other monasteries.
The Cluny monastery, in turn, was under submission to the Pope.
So, the Popes, who were far away in Italy and very corrupt at this stage, had their reputations saved by the dedication of the Burgundian monks.
The monks in their monasteries were almost the only literate people. But the Catholic monasteries, which were in the majority, only wrote and spoke Latin which the ordinary people did not understand. Thus knowledge of Scripture faded away. The Bible was held in a prison of the Latin language.
The Anglo-Saxons and Burgundians were two of the many barbarian tribes that helped to break up the Roman empire. But they were converted to Catholicism because they believed that Peter opened the door to Heaven for them.
They served Peter to earn his favour.
In the process, they played an important role in establishing the power of the Pope as the head of all the churches in the Dark Ages.
The reason for the Roman Catholic success was the claim that Peter was Vicarius Filii Dei.
He had the keys to open the door and thus stood in the place of Jesus, the Son of God, as the person who decided whether or not to let you into Heaven. They thought that a person only gained Peter’s favour if that person was in submission to his successor, the Pope.
Salvation depended on the long line of Popes that started with Peter. It is the longest line of rulers in the world. The authority of the Popes depends on the Popes being successors to Peter. Peter was given the keys.
REVELATION 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
The succession of Popes claims falsely that it goes right back to the beginning. Peter’s brother Andrew was the first apostle to be chosen. After that Peter and John were chosen.
The “beast that was” means there always WAS a Pope, since they wrongly claim that Peter was the first Pope.
“And is not” means that the Pope dies.”
“And yet is” means that a new Pope is elected.
This whole line or succession of Popes is based on the authority of Peter having the keys to Heaven.
But all these ideas of Popes, Cardinals, and Archbishops are simply unscriptural titles that come out of the bottomless pit. They were invented to elevate a holy man above the congregation.
The Pope was elevating himself above everyone by claiming to be the successor of Peter who alone has the keys to open Heaven’s door.
But is the Pope the successor of Peter?
There is no historical evidence that Peter was in Rome.
Peter was the apostle to the Jews. He wrote two letters from Babylon where there was a large Jewish community that never went back to Jerusalem when Cyrus the Persian released the Jews.
GALATIANS 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8: (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
Simon Peter was married. Popes are not allowed to marry.
MATTHEW 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
Popes always take on a new Christian name. But Peter was the surname of Simon.
MARK 3:16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
Peter baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Popes baptize in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
ACTS 2:38 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 ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
MATTHEW 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Popes baptize according to Matthew 28:19.
When asked about Acts 2:38, they say that Peter made a mistake.
But the Popes also claim to be infallible. So how could Peter be wrong?
Neither of these verses is a mistake.
The only way to reconcile these two verses is to realize that Jesus Christ is Almighty God and thus Jesus Christ is the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
As the Father He was above the Jews in the Old Testament.
As the Son He was God with us. Emmanuel.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
As the Holy Spirit He is God in us.
As the Holy Spirit, a portion of God indwells each born-again believer.
The Book of Revelation introduces Jesus as the Almighty.
REVELATION 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
He is to come as the Son of David in the Millennium. The great King. That is our great future.
The beast was described as “was, is not, yet is”. There is no future tense in this sentence.
So, the beast denominational church system with its succession of Popes has no future.
The final antichrist Pope will use the church systems for his world-wide power grab and then destroy the foolish virgins who woke up too late to realize how badly unscriptural the church systems were.
By developing the Trinity doctrine, the Roman Catholic church has destroyed the revelation that Jesus Christ is Almighty God.
By believing in one God in three Persons, they remove the name of God. You cannot find one name for three Persons.
The churches also do not believe that the 1769 King James Version of the Bible is our Absolute, with no mistakes.
We are not allowed to change any words as we seek to understand the Bible
The church systems have produced over 100 different English modern versions of the New Testament. Making it almost impossible for modern church-goers to find the real truth.
The Revised Standard Version, the New International Version, and the English Standard Version are all translations of the same text. The same text, yet different translations. This shows that modern scholars cannot agree with each other. There is no Absolute for their translations.
The New American Standard Bible is claimed to be the most accurate.
Yet, different copyrights indicated the years in which it was changed. 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
All these different Bible versions have helped to generate about 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations.
Jesus is the Word and the Word became flesh. Therefore, the Word or Bible must be perfect.
Whatever you say about the Bible, that is what you are saying about Jesus.
The Bible reveals the thoughts of Jesus. You cannot separate Jesus from His thoughts.
The King James Version of the Bible was translated and edited between 1604 and 1769. Thus, it was checked for over 160 years.
Consequently, the 1769 King James Bible is our Absolute. The perfect Bible.
Peter spoke to adults and told them to repent before being baptized.
The Popes first “baptize” babies and then hope that they will repent when they are old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.
Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none”. No Pope can say that today as the Vatican is so wealthy.
But no Pope can heal cripples with a single sentence the way Peter did.
ACTS 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Sadly, when the coronavirus of 2020 hit Italy, the death total there was higher than anywhere else until on 11 April 2020 the death total in America overtook it. Unlike Peter, the Pope in Rome has been helpless in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, brave Italian medical staff and nurses were able to bring it under control. Thanks also to stong lockdown measures taken by their determined Prime Minister Professor Conte.
With Peter, even his shadow was able to cure people.
ACTS 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
Lacking Peter's power and Peter's water baptism, the Pope makes a fraudulent claim of being Peter's successor.
Two wild beasts are referred to in Revelation Chapter 13.
The beast from the sea is the denominational Roman Catholicism arising amongst the restless nations in Europe.
The beast from the land is North America which had relatively few indigenous Indians on the great plains.
Smallpox brought in from Europe by the Spanish who conquered South America and Mexico had spread to North America and killed millions of the indigenous people. They had no immunity against smallpox.
In modern days, American money has acted as the organizational life-blood that has set up and given life to a confederation of non-Catholic churches that uphold the Roman Catholic beliefs of Trinity, Christmas, one man claiming to be the head of the church, and their total rejection of brother Branham’s end-time revelation of the Bible mysteries. This is the non-Catholic image of the beast. When these churches speak they contradict the Bible. But people listen to what the church speaks rather than what the Bible says.
The people have been so fooled and intimidated to such an extent that they listen to and believe the man-made doctrines of the churches.
The uniting of the various churches represents the modern-day miracles that are being performed in North America as the gathering together of the non-Catholic image to the Roman Catholic church continues.
America pulled down fire from the sky when their two atomic bombs exploded at a height of 700 metres over two Japanese cities in 1945. A fireball, brighter than the sun, fell down and destroyed each city. The world was in shock and awe. This ended the Second World War. Scientifically, America was far in advance of any other country.
Saint Paul greeted 27 people in Rome in the last chapter of the Book of Romans. But made no mention of Peter. Thus, Peter was not in Rome.
So, where did the Roman Catholic church get it wrong?
MATTHEW 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Peter had a revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the Anointed One.
MATTHEW 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Peter did not believe this because some man-made from flesh and blood had told him. Peter had received a personal revelation in his mind, straight from God’s Spirit, as to Who Jesus was.
MATTHEW 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus acknowledges that Peter is speaking for himself. “You are Peter”. Peter was not parroting someone else's opinion. Peter was not a second-hand person saying what someone else had said.
Jesus confirmed that Peter, as an individual, was giving his own personal conviction.
Unlike today’s preachers and politicians, he was not bowing down to the acceptable group opinion.
Peter did not have to agree with what others thought. He was free to think for himself.
Peter is not repeating the quotes from some other man or men.
A personal revelation from God is the only way that we can oppose the mark of the beast which is to force us to believe what the church says.
We need the personal revelation that Jesus is the Christ. He is Almighty God.
This revelation is the Rock that we can build our faith on.
Jesus is the Word and thus we can believe every word in the King James Version of the Bible. Then we will not go after Trinity or Pope or denomination or one-person-in-charge-of-a-local-church, as those ideas are not Scriptural.
MATTHEW 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
The key with which Peter opened the door to Heaven was:
ACTS 2:38 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 ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repentance. This is the only way to get your sins forgiven. This is the only way to get into Heaven.
This is true for both the Bride, who are the wise virgins, and also for the foolish virgins.
Then baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is the only way for the Bride to take on the name of her Husband, Jesus.
Then the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism is your ability to understand the mysteries of Scripture.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
The Bride, with the oil of the Holy Spirit burning to illuminate the Word of God, reveals the deeper mysteries.
The symbols and patterns come to life as the Old and New Testaments blend into a bigger Picture of the truth.
Anyone going through this process will automatically pass through the Door to Heaven, because Jesus is the Door.
And the repentant sinner has taken on the name of Jesus Christ in water baptism. Taken on the name of the Door.
The Bride takes on the name of her Husband.
ACTS 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
God made this promise for all time and for every place. This is the way to open the Door to Heaven and it will never change.
But Peter was not the only one who had this power to bind and loose.
Jesus gave this power to the other disciples as well.
MATTHEW 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Jesus then preached a very stern sermon to the disciples that shows that no man is important.
The sermon ends with Him giving all the disciples the power to bind and loose.
MATTHEW 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
So, the disciples could all tell the sinners to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
That is the key that opens the door to Heaven.
Peter just happened to be the first to use this key when he preached on the Day of Pentecost.
But Peter also had to close a door to Heaven.
That was the baptism of repentance that John had introduced. It worked until Jesus died for our sins.
But after the Day of Pentecost, the baptism of John no longer opened the Door to Heaven.
ACTS 19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
Ephesus. This is very important. Paul was the messenger to the first church age of Ephesus. What he was doing here was laying a foundation for 2000 years of church history.
ACTS 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost never came down upon the people that John baptized.
ACTS 19:3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
John was a forerunner. He kept pointing to One Who would come after him, the Messiah.
Because Jesus had come and died for our sins, John’s water baptism was now closed down.
That door that had been open while John preached had been closed and locked by Peter on the Day of Pentecost when he introduced the new baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
Because the Messiah had come, a new baptism in the name of the Messiah was needed to open Heaven’s Door.
ACTS 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Paul agreed with Peter that John’s baptism no longer applied as John the Baptist was unable to get people to receive the Holy Ghost.
So, re-baptism in the name of Jesus Christ was a requirement for those who had been baptized by John.
All the disciples were able to do this re-baptism of those who John the Baptist had baptized, and thereby they bound John’s baptism so that it was no longer a door whereby people might enter heaven.
Paul then opened the same Door that Peter did by baptizing in the name of Lord Jesus so that they could receive the Holy Ghost.
Lord is a title meaning God.
Christ is a title meaning Anointed One.
The human name of God is Jesus.
But many humans have the name of Jesus.
Consequently, we must attach at least one title, Lord Jesus or Jesus Christ, to the name Jesus.
Then we know which Jesus we are talking about.
The big mistake the Pope made was to think that only Peter could bind and loose the way to Heaven.
Peter was the first man to do this. He opened the way on the Day of Pentecost.
Then all the disciples were able to do the same thing.
And this now applies to everyone.
If you get someone to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then you have also opened the Door to heaven for him or her.
When the disciples asked about the end time, Jesus said the main issue that would face us would be deception.
MATTHEW 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Deception within the church is our biggest problem.
“No man”. The chief deceiver would be a man. The Pope.
Claiming to stand in the place of another man, Peter.
Boniface in AD 722 referred to Pope Gregory 2 as Vicar of Peter, in the place of Peter. Vicarius Petri.
As if Peter alone can open the Door to Heaven.
As if Peter will only do this for those submissive to the Pope.
This is a complete farce that has fooled most of the 1.4 billion Catholics worldwide.
Then the Catholic Trinity and Christmas have fooled most of the 800000 non-Catholics.
Deception is alive and well on planet Earth.
It is no wonder that God closed down the churches during the coronavirus pandemic.
The churches were helpless in the face of the virus. The churches are equally helpless in the face of Roman Catholic unscriptural errors.
Around AD 195, trying to gain supremacy over the other churches, Pope Victor 1 said that the Easter celebration of Calvary must not happen on the full moon as happened in the Exodus Passover, but must be held on a Friday.
This became known as the unscriptural “Good Friday”.
But contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not die on a Friday. This is a Roman Catholic invention.
MATTHEW 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Because Jesus resurrected on Sunday, He had to die on a Thursday in order to be in the grave for three nights.
Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night. Thus, Friday was the wrong day.
At the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 the churches were forced to accept the Trinity doctrine as well as the rule that Easter was to be fixed on a Friday.
Almost all the non-Catholic churches have obeyed this Roman Catholic rule.
Choosing Friday as "Good Friday", the day of the crucifixion. the Roman Catholic church has effectively gained more dominion over all the other churches by forcing or fooling them into accepting this wrong date.
In 2020, lockdown occurred over Easter time and all the churches had to close down.
God was trying to tell us something.
Jesus died on the day that the Passover lamb was killed.
I CORINTHIANS 5:7 For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
In Egypt, on the tenth day of the first month, the Jews had to choose a lamb.
EXODUS 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb,
Then the lamb had to be killed on the 14th day.
EXODUS 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
The only public event that happened to Jesus just before He died was His entry into Jerusalem on a donkey and its foal on Palm Sunday. There the Jews publicly chose Him as their King. Jesus went to the Temple as He was the true High Priest. That day was thus the 10th day of the month.
On the next day, Monday, He cursed a fig tree, symbolizing the Jewish nation. He then cleansed the Temple of the religious money-makers. That earned Him a death sentence. Money was the key focus of the Temple authorities. Some things do not change. Church preachers are just as addicted.
That is why God has closed down the churches to indicate their spiritual bankruptcy.
That is why God has hammered the economy to show the wrong focus that church leaders have on wealth.
On Tuesday the fig tree was dried up, symbolizing the spiritual state of the Jews. He then left the Temple and prophesied that it would be destroyed. That happened in AD 70 when the Romans destroyed the Temple.
Today the church leaders are spiritually dried up. They failed to predict the virus or prepare for the virus.
They also preach many Roman Catholic errors that destroy faith in the Bible.
Elevating a priesthood in the Temple finally led to the destruction of the Jews.
The church has elevated pastors above the people and that has led to the closing down of the church which is powerless in the face of this virus.
Then the 14th day, called the Passover, would be Thursday. That was the day He died. The Passover lamb was killed and roasted before the day ended at 6 o’clock in the evening.
The 15th day was an annual Sabbath or High Day, called the Feast of unleavened bread that lasted 7 days.
It was also called the feast of the Passover, when the roasted lamb was eaten.
Then the Jews marched out on the 15th day after sunrise. They went to a new lifestyle, not back to the mudpits of Egypt.
This virus pandemic is to warn us to march away from the corrupt church leaders who have taken our money and preached a lot of error. Much of that error being Roman Catholic pagan traditions.
The supper that Jesus ate as the Passover was an ordinary supper, the specific items thereof are not mentioned. But two of the items were unleavened bread and wine. At the end of the supper, He then broke one loaf of the bread and passed around one cup of wine amongst the disciples.
JOHN 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation [14th day], that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) [15th day].
On the 14th day, they prepared for the Passover feast. They baked unleavened bread because it does not have to rise due to not having yeast or leaven and thus it could be quickly baked.
They then killed the Passover lamb and cooked it.
That is why Jesus had to die on the 14th day as He is our Passover.
Friday was a special Sabbath or Feast day. Then Saturday was the normal Sabbath.
So, there were two Sabbaths in a row, Friday and Saturday.
Sunday was then the resurrection day.
This 15th day was an annual Sabbath as it was the first day of the 7 days of unleavened bread. No men could do work. This symbolized the first church age of the 7 church ages. The apostles did not do their own works. They were inspired by God to write down a perfect New Testament. They then traveled around to establish local elders who would run the small local churches.
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Show me by the Bible what's greater, in the Bible, than a local elder to a local church?
That's right, yes, sir, the sovereignty of the local church, each church in itself.
We do not have a record of a church building being built prior to AD 222 - 235.
The 7th day of unleavened bread was also an annual Sabbath.
That means in our 7th church age we are not allowed to think up our own bright ideas. We must take brother Branham's revelations back to Scripture and prove them from the Scripture. Then we believe a doctrine simply by quoting the Scripture.
The Roman Catholic church wrongly made Friday the day that Jesus died. They have persuaded all the Protestants and non-Catholics to believe their version. Thus, almost everyone has been deceived.
Pope Julius I introduced Christmas day as 25 December around the year AD 350 just before he died in AD 352. This was copied from the birthday of the pagan Roman sun god introduced by pagan Roman emperor Aurelian in AD 274.
He had just killed the bishop of Rome on 22 December AD 274.
Aurelian was himself killed in AD 275.
Making up this artificial birthday was actually a death sentence for both men.
Christ’s Mass became Christmas. As such all the Protestants and non-Catholics are celebrating a Catholic Mass.
Once again, Roman Catholic deception has been spread by the Popes.
DANIEL 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
In the almost 900 years of the Dark Age between AD 606 and 1520 of the fourth church age of Thyatira, which means a dominating woman, the Roman Catholic Church dominated Europe. Tens of millions of dissenters were killed by them in what seemed to be a never-ending nightmare to those who were hunted down, tortured, and butchered. The true believers were worn out as they fled to remote valleys in the Alps, where life was very harsh in the snow and ice of winter.
The Waldenses who came from the region around the city of Lyons, were driven into the mountains of the Alps that are a very severe wilderness. (As shown on the next map).
The Waldenses never gave their children presents. They knew that when they were older they would most likely be part of the tens of millions of victims that the Roman Catholics slaughtered in the Dark Ages. Thus their children received a hard upbringing to prepare them for their future trials.
The coronavirus is a preview of future hardships. God is toughening up His children as they struggle to get back to the example of the first church age of the apostles.
The Albigenses who had lived nearby in southern France as a peaceful and prosperous nation were wiped out in a vicious 20-year-old crusade. Their Roman Catholic killers seized all their money and possessions as loot.
The Catholics argued that it was much easier to wipe out their non-violent neighbours than to go all the way to Palestine to fight the Muslims on a crusade. A crusade was basically a looting expedition.
DANIEL 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
The antichrist system changed times.
The Roman Catholic Church by claiming to be descended from Saint Peter enforced their version that Easter had to be a Friday every year. Their domineering Popes soon got everyone to believe this. By convincing everyone that Jesus died on a Friday, the Popes rose to dominance over the other churches.
They fooled the other churches into believing that 25 December was the birthday of Jesus.
The Bible never asked us to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
The pagan Roman emperor Julius Caesar changed the calendar in 46 BC by adding in about 90 days.
When the pagan Roman emperors lost their power in AD 476 to the barbarians, then the vicious spirit of pagan Rome rose up inside the Roman Catholic Church until the Pope dominated Europe in the same way that the Roman emperors had once done. The Roman Catholic Church was simply baptized paganism.
In 1582 Pope Gregory 13 did the final alteration to the calendar by removing 10 days.
So, the pagan Roman dictator Julius Caesar and the Roman Pope made the main changes to our calendar that tells us the times that we live in. Most people rely on a calendar these days.
Daniel refers to the beast as being the brutal pagan Roman empire that killed Jesus and then was wounded to death under the barbarian invasions. But then it resurrected out of its grave to indwell the Roman Catholic Church which sits on the ruins of ancient Rome. Through the Catholic church, the spirit of the pagan Roman empire rose up from the dead and conquered the barbarians who had conquered the empire. Thus the deadly wound recovered.
REVELATION 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
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And I saw one of his heads as it was wounded to death; (paganism, see)... and his deadly wound was healed: (papal take its place, joined in with Christianity, with the Nicolaitanes)... and all the world wondered after the beast.
Catholicism has swept into every nation under the heavens. That's right. As Daniel said about the iron going into the clay, and so forth.
Pagan Rome could only conquer so much territory with a sword. Then they reached a limit of what they could defend. But as the Roman Catholic Church, they were able to spread right around the world.
The Nicolaitans were elevated, human church leaders. They dominated the churches in order to introduce unscriptural Catholic doctrines. Then the pagan Roman spirit in them led them to kill off all their opponents.
The combination of Christianity and paganism (Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, purgatory, indulgences, salvation by good works and obedience to the church leader) allowed them to grow into the biggest and wealthiest church on earth.
The world wondered at their wealth and impressive but unscriptural robes and ceremonies.
… ... and blasphemed his name. Took "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" instead of the "Lord Jesus Christ”.
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... to blaspheme his name,... give him a title...
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He blasphemed the Name of God--changing that Name to titles and refusing to do otherwise.
The seven heads are the seven mountains that Rome was originally built on.
The Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill was the centre of the pagan Roman empire. The Lateran palace and basilica (big church) on the Caelian hill is still the official headquarters of the Roman Catholic church.
The Pope in the Lateran Palace on the Caelian Hill picked up all the power that the Roman emperor or Caesar lost when the barbarians conquered the Capitoline Hill which was the centre of the Roman empire. Thus the vicious pagan Roman spirit recovered from its deadly wound. The pagan Roman empire died but its brutal Christian-killing nature that Nero unleashed was able to revive in the Catholic Church in the Dark Ages.
Today that spirit has infiltrated the church system to cause spiritual death by teaching unscriptural doctrines.
REVELATION 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
REVELATION 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Note. The deadly coronavirus is a crowned virus.
God defeated Satan in the days of Moses at the Red Sea.
The Bible symbolized Satan’s spirit as a rider on a horse.
EXODUS 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
In the First Seal of Revelation Chapter 6 we see the antichrist rider entering the church.
Finally, this antichrist spirit was to be crowned with a triple crown in the person of the Pope. This had happened by 1315 when Pope Clement V died.
In 1316 there was a list of Vatican treasures made which included a tiara. A triple crown. No Pope was elected in 1316.
Thus Clement V, who had a disgusting lifestyle, was the first Pope crowned with a triple crown.
White is clean and religious. The horserider had a bow but no mention of an arrow.
In other words, he was just bluffing. A religious bluffer. Religious deception.
The bowman has a hidden arrow that nobody can see.
LAMENTATIONS 3:12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
This arrow aims at our foreheads as a target in order to penetrate our minds which operate in our brains.
A mark is a target.
Jonathan said to David.
I SAMUEL 20:20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.
The mark of the beast is the unscriptural lies that enter our minds and then he controls our thinking.
JEREMIAH 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit:
The arrow of spiritual death is to tell a lie that is different from the Word of God.
The unscriptural lies of the Popes mark our brains in such a way that we end up believing unscriptural doctrines.
1965 AN EXPOSITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES. THYATIREAN CHURCH AGE
And he opened his mouth and blasphemed God, (and "teaching for doctrine the commandments of men; heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure; having a form of godliness, denying the Power thereof")..
When you preach something unscriptural then you blaspheme God.
1965 AN EXPOSITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES. SMYRNEAN CHURCH AGE
Now when I say this was an organized antichrist church I am giving you the truth from authenticated history. The first church founded in Rome (we will trace its history in the Pergamean Age) had already turned the truth of God into a lie by introducing a pagan religion with Christian names and meaning. By the second age it was so pagan (though claiming to be the true church) that Polycarp came about 1500 miles at a very old age to plead with them to turn back. They would not do it. They had a solid hierarchy and a solid organization, and a complete departure from the Word. This then, is Satan's synagogue, full of blasphemy, in which were already the seeds of the doctrine of Nicolaitanism, and which would shortly be the actual seat or power of Satanic religion.
Nicolaitans. The church laity or congregation was dominated by elevated human leaders.
When we believe any lie, be it the Trinity, Christmas, or Jesus died on a Friday, then our minds are marked by that error and we will make even more mistakes thanks to that initial error.
Trinity makes us speak of the unscriptural “God the Son” and the “Second Person of the Godhead”.
Christmas makes us copy the date 25 December from the pagan Romans.
Getting back to the antichrist religious spirit on the white horse of religious deception. Telling all these lies required a human mouthpiece, an angel, or messenger from the bottomless pit that has no Bible foundation.
The right man for Satan was the Pope of Rome.
And the Pope claimed his authority by lying about Peter.
When the pit of hell opens, in the Great Tribulation, demonology pours out of there like a destructive swarm of locusts.
This the sounding of the Fifth Trumpet.
Seven Trumpets, supernatural events, sound to force all the Jews back to Israel in the Great Tribulation. Only there can they meet Messiah.
REVELATION 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth:
These locusts never ate green grass or leaves. Thus, they were not natural locusts. They were demons.
REVELATION 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree;
They will be unleashed in the Tribulation. For 5 months.
REVELATION 9:10 … and their power was to hurt men five months.
They are crowned demons. Corona-locust-demons.
REVELATION 9:7 … and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
We have seen a preview of this in the 2020 Coronavirus or crowned-virus pandemic.
It has badly damaged the world’s economic scene and enabled democratically elected leaders to behave like dictators.
This is an ominous preview of how the antichrist Pope will take over the world’s financial system.
When people are bankrupt, they will accept anyone who can give them jobs and pay them.
People want leadership. In a calamity, they will listen to any strong voice that grabs the microphone. They are so thirsty that they will crawl in a desert towards a mirage.
The final antichrist Pope will offer jobs and people will ignore all the unscriptural errors of the church system. Because they are already believing in the Pope’s unscriptural Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, and human church-head domination by a pastor, it will make it so much easier for the foolish virgins to be fooled into accepting him at first as the final head of the united churches.
Having the enormous wealth of the church systems, he will covenant with the Jews for their stock exchange money and thus control global trade.
DANIEL 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand;
“Craft” is handicraft, which we call industry.
After a massive worldwide disaster and job-losses, he alone will have the financial means to establish a world-wide industrial economy. Then everybody will be in his clutches.
People will have work. Nobody will dare to oppose him.
REVELATION 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The saved foolish virgins who were fooled into believing error by their church pastors will then begin to see the horror of his antichrist church system. They will stand up against him and be killed.
REVELATION 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
The image of the beast is the confederation of non-Catholic denominations and churches that believed in Trinity and rejected William Branham’s teachings that were to unlock the mysteries of the written Bible.
There will be so many of these saved foolish virgins that were fooled by their church systems and leaders that John could not count them.
REVELATION 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
REVELATION 7:14 And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Sadly. There are millions of saved Christians in the churches that are heading for death in the Great Tribulation.
Getting back to the corona-demons in the Tribulation:
REVELATION 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit.
Demonology is ruled by a crowned religious ruler. The Pope wore a crown for almost 1100 years.
He only stopped wearing the triple crown in 1963 when brother Branham revealed the mysteries of the first Six Seals. The Pope and the Catholic president of America, John Kennedy, both died in 1963. The light from the revealed Seals did big damage to the forces of darkness.
1963 was the year that an atheist woman O’hair got prayer and Bible study banned in American schools.
The significance of that event was to stop the Bible from influencing the children.
1963 was when 6 of the 7 Seals were revealed. That enabled deep mysteries to become understood. The last church age is when the spiritual children have to be restored to the apostolic fathers of the first church age.
Satan stops the revealed Bible influencing the end-time children by getting them to call the quotes of William Branham their Absolute. Message-believers become more and more Bible ignorant as they fabricate man-made beliefs from selected quotes. These beliefs cannot be proven from Scripture. The quotes replace Scripture. So, there is no restoration to the teachings of the original apostles.
The seed that is harvested at the end is identical to the seed that was planted at the beginning.
MATTHEW 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
If the last are first and the first are last, then they are interchangeable.
Thus, the first and last will be the same. The children in the last church age are restored back to the beliefs of the fathers of the first church age.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Jesus was not talking about John the Baptist who was already dead. He was speaking of a future Elias (Greek) or Elijah (Hebrew) who will come as a prophet. This was fulfilled in the ministry of William Branham who taught us only to believe what we could prove by linking various Bible verses together.
The early church of the New Testament had no Trinity, no Christmas, no Good Friday, and no pastor who was head of the church. All these ideas crept in later.
William Branham died in December 1965.
The mainstream American churches had ignored or rejected his revelations of the deeper mysteries of Scripture. As a result, they failed to understand the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. They misunderstood the Godhead, serpent seed, original sin, and the seven church ages. They did not understand the beast or the mark of the beast. They remained fooled by a seven-year tribulation and being baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit without having any clue what that name is.
In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson escalated the Vietnam war and historians say that America did its best to commit suicide between 1965 and 1980. Johnson was incapable of running a war and American cities exploded with racial violence. Removing the Bible and prayer from public places in 1963 and then rejecting the end-time prophet, brother Branham, did America no good.
The Seventh Seal is silent. That mystery cannot be spoken. Silence is a time for listening.
REVELATION 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
It represents the Coming of the Lord. This is the biggest mystery in the universe.
REVELATION 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The red horse of political power. But not another rider. The same antichrist-spirit that rode the first white horse of Roman Catholic religious deception also rode this second horse so that the church could gain political power over Europe in the Dark Ages.
The first fatal mistake was when the Pope got involved politically with the Roman emperor Constantine.
Constantine gave him the Lateran palace and much money. In return, the Pope accepted that Constantine’ had the authority to dominate the Nicene Council of AD 325 and introduce the unscriptural Trinity as well as changing Easter from the full moon to a Friday, when Jesus actually died on a Thursday.
Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, writing between AD 248 and AD 258, was the first writer to refer to saint Peter alone as the founder of the Roman church. Cyprian then claimed that the bishops of Rome were Peter’s successors. Cyprian was writing almost 200 years after Peter’s death. By then legends had grown and fiction and fantasy became regarded as truth due to endless repetition of those lies. There is no historical evidence that Peter ever was in Rome.
This doctrine of Peter as the first Pope of Rome and the following Popes being his successors was officially adopted by Pope Damasus in AD 382, at a Roman council. This was more than 300 years after the death of Peter.
In that year of AD 382 the Roman Pope Damasus accepted the title of Pontiff or High Priest of the Babylonian Mysteries from the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius. These pagan mysteries of Babylon were merged with some Scriptural words into a hybrid religion of Christianity, politics, and paganism. The Roman Catholic church became Mystery Babylon.
The next fatal mistake began with Pope Stephen II when he went north to Paris in AD 754 in order to crown Pepin as king of the Franks. He then fooled Pepin with his false Donation of Constantine that claimed that all the land in the west had been given to the Pope. This political involvement just dragged the Popes into the mess of human politics with its wars, ruthless ambitions, and endless greed.
In 1929 Mussolini recognized the Vatican City as being independent and that left them free to dabble in illegal money investments which have made the Vatican billions of dollars. At one stage three of the top bankers in the Vatican had to live permanently in the Vatican because the Italian police were waiting to arrest them if they ever left the Vatican grounds.
1929 was the year of the Great Depression. The world went bankrupt. This was a warning that recognizing and following the Roman church as an independent institution is simply spiritual bankruptcy.
Jesus won at Calvary when He said, “It is finished”. Jesus is not conquering today. He won the victory over Satan back in the year AD 33.
Every soul that will ever get saved was actually saved back then. All we can do today when we repent is come to the awareness that the Lord bought our deliverance in the year AD 33. We can claim the promise today, but it was settled back there. If we never got saved at Calvary, then there is nowhere else where we can get saved.
But the Vatican continues to conquer year by year as more people are drawn into the Catholic church and thus its power, prestige, and wealth keep growing.
All because the Pope claims to be the successor who can get Peter to open the Door to Heaven for you, if you obey the Pope. Salvation is thus earned by merit rather than by grace through faith.
Driven by ambition and blinded by greed, the church world rolls on despite their inability to understand the mysteries of Scripture.
MATTHEW 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
A “strait” is a narrow channel of water. Repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
That way we are washed clean in the water of the Word. Only if we remain strictly Scriptural.
EPHESIANS 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Our only works that God is interested in are when we do Scriptural works.
God used the coronavirus to shut down the churches for a while because they have moved away from Scripture and are thus not preparing the saved Christians for the Second Coming of Jesus.
PHILIPPIANS 2:12 … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
This is not salvation from hell. That is by grace alone.
This is salvation from the Great Tribulation that is coming.
MATTHEW 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
The message-churches are corrupting the truth of Scripture so badly with their twisted interpretations of the quotes and their elevation of brother Branham to being the Voice of God that they are becoming Bible-illiterate.
But by professing to be brother Branham’s followers (in the same way that the Pope professes to be Saint Peter’s follower) they blind people to Bible truth with their various and differing interpretations of the quotes.
These message-believers are very domineering. They can be extremely aggressive and judgmental if you dare to disagree with them.
If God does not cut the time short, soon there will be nobody with enough courage left to be Scriptural.
Then no flesh will be saved from the Tribulation.
That is why God used President Trump as a sign of the times.
The man has immense courage. That is what the sleeping virgins lack.
Message preachers predicted from a quote of brother Branham that they were desperately twisting up as they interpreted it, that Trump would lose the 2016 Presidential election. He won. So what do these message-pastors know about God's Will? Nothing much.
Many of these message-pastors preached the coming of the Lord in 1977 because of their faith in all brother Branham's quotes. They ended with egg on their faces and never repented. So they will continue to interpret quotes and mislead people.
The message-followers still run after these pastors because they do not have the courage to separate from them.
What do Christians lack today?
The courage to be Scriptural.
At the moment, during the coronavirus pandemic, we are in lockdown in our houses. While death stalks the land. Just as it was with the Jews the night before their first Exodus.
The Bride is also in lockdown in their houses. This indicates that the third Exodus is about to start as the Bride comes out of all the churches. Including the message churches, as they call themselves.
I CORINTHIANS 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
President Trump was thus a sign of the times. He dominated the political landscape.
A trumpet signifies a political disturbance. President Trump has certainly done that.
Not to mention his trade wars.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
Now, a trumpet always denotes war or otherwise political disturbance: the trumpet does, a political disturbance, and that causes war.
The resurrection of the New Testament saints is at hand, as it is associated with "a trump".
Brother Branham began the end-time Former Rain or Teaching Rain in 1947 when he began recording his sermons. That same year was when the United Nations gave Israel a portion of their Promised Land back.
So we are still in the former rain, being taught about the mysteries of Scripture.
Harvest is when the seed is pulled off the plant.
The Harvest Rain or Latter Rain will start when the New Testament saints are pulled out of their graves in the resurrection.
Then the mysterious Seven Thunders will utter to somehow guide the living Bride to gain enough faith to change their bodies so that together with the resurrected saints we can all be pulled off the earth to meet the Lord in the air, to complete the harvest Rain.
We cannot be raptured in these sinful bodies of ours. We will need new bodies before we can receive rapturing faith. Before we can be caught up to Heaven.
When the harvest is gathered in, then the farmers let loose the oxen and cattle beasts to eat up the stalks that were not harvested.
When the church is caught up then the antichrist Pope, as the beast, will be let loose to destroy most of those who stay behind.
There were 40 days between the resurrection of Jesus and His ascension to Heaven.
After the resurrection of the saints from the seven church ages, there will probably be 40 days before the Bride is caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
During those 40 days, the seven Thunders will utter their mysterious voices.
If you are not strictly Scriptural, you will miss what they have to say.
JOEL 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
This verse seems to imply that the former and latter rains will overlap for a month.
The Seven Thunders will have to teach us how to get pulled off the earth.
Revelation Chapter 10 has the seven Thunders uttering just after the Voice of the Archangel raises the New Testament dead.
REVELATION 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
His face shining like the sun. The Bible mysteries have been revealed and light up the rest of Scripture.
REVELATION 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
The Book is open. His right hand is His power and authority.
The power of God at the end time is to reveal the mysteries of Scripture so that the children at the end of the 7th church age can return to the apostolic Bible beliefs of the first church age.
The Angel does not come down with a whole lot of open Spoken Word books.
One Spoken Word book cannot reveal all the mysteries of Scripture. One book mainly reveals one topic.
The Angel comes down with an open Bible.
So the Angel only comes down when each of the Bride members have each got a personal revelation of the mysteries of Scripture.
A Bible that John, as an individual, was able to eat, digest, and understand.
"A little Book".
Few are chosen. Fear not little flock. Shall the Son of Man find faith?
The final living Bride will be few in number.
REVELATION 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
When John ate the open Book it was bitter in his belly because everyone at the end-time will oppose being Scriptural according to the revealed mysteries.
There will be much contention as message-pastors force people to accept that the quotes must replace Scripture.
In the process, they manufacture mysteries that are unscriptural. Trying to prove that the Cloud of 28 February 1963 photographed over Flagstaff was actually 7 angels that left brother Branham on 8 March 1963 when he was 200 miles south near Sunset Peak.
There were actually two clouds. This can be seen from a photograph taken from Winslow, a city that was in the path of the moving clouds.
One cloud was from a natural rocket explosion at Vandenberg Airforce Base in California and the main, big cloud was supernatural as it was formed by angel's wings.
Moses had a sign. A burning bush (natural) that did not burn up (supernatural). That was for the first Exodus as the Jews came out of Israel.
Jesus led the second Exodus of the church out of Judaism. The cross was a natural death of a savagely beaten up innocent Man. The resurrection was completely supernatural.
MALACHI 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Brother Branham had to lead the third Exodus of the Scripture-understanding Bride out of the pastor-dominated churches with their lukewarm partly-true and partly-false unscriptural teachings.
First, like Moses, there needed to be a sign that was a mixture of natural and supernatural (the two clouds).
1965-0718 SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON
Now mark that with what the last prophet said, "Behold I send to you Elijah the prophet, and he will restore the hearts of the children back to the fathers." See? A Message to bring them back to the Bible, and the Son of man will be revealing Himself in that day. And at that day of the sounding of the last church age, the seventh angel, the mysteries of God should be made known in that day.
1965 07 25 THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
Not the angel is the Son of man; but the messenger is revealing the Son of man. Can you get it separated now? That's where it seems to be so hard for you, you see. Not the Son of man, Himself; but the seventh angel, the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, because It's left the shuck. He can't organize It. It's the Grain, Itself, again.
Brother Branham is the seventh angel. He is not THE Son of man. That is Jesus.
Brother Branham is A son of man, a prophet.
By revealing thoughts and then revealing the mysteries of Scripture He revealed the Word, which is Christ.65-0725M THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
Now, I want you to know this is sure, and you that listen to this tape. You might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself, being that I was packing this Message. I have no more to do with It than nothing, no more than just a voice. And, my voice, even against my better judgment; I wanted to be a trapper. But it's the will of my Father that I declare to do, and determined to do.
I wasn't the One that appeared down on the river; I was only standing there when He appeared. I'm not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect they are; I'm only one that's near when He does it. I was only a voice that He used, to say It. It wasn't what I knew; it's what I just surrendered myself to, that He spoke through. It isn't me, it wasn't the seventh angel, oh, no; it was the manifestation of the Son of man. It wasn't the angel, his message; it was the mystery that God unfolded. It's not a man; it's God. The angel was not the Son of man; he was the messenger from the Son of man. The Son of man is Christ; He is the One that you're feeding on. You're not feeding on a man; a man, his words will fail. But you're feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man.
When discerning thoughts, then God spoke through the voice of brother Branham because brother Branham did not know people's thoughts.
But for the rest of his preaching ministry, this did not apply as he knew what he was saying.
Then he was the voice of the seventh angel.
But the seventh angel is not the Son of man.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
... for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel.
By revealing the first Six Seals, brother Branham was able to get an in-depth understanding of Scripture.
This starts the Exodus of the Scripture-understanding Bride out of the man-made organizations that call themselves churches. A Bride wants to emerge that only believes what they can prove from Scripture.
They use brother Branham's quotes to understand Scripture and then prove their beliefs by linking up Bible verses and speaking only in terms of Bible verses.
61-0112 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Don't you know what the very first thing He said down there on the river? Don't you remember what He said?
"As John the Baptist was sent forth to forerun the first coming of Christ, your message..."
It's the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ. That's what the Angel of the Lord said.
The emphasis is not on William Branham the man, it is on what he preached. His recorded voice.
REVELATION 10:7 In the days of the voice of the seventh angel...
Thus brother Branham was nowhere near the Cloud when it was photographed just north of the city of Flagstaff.
He was 200 miles away in Tucson. He knew nothing about the Cloud until some months later when Pearry Greene showed him a photostat that had shadows that were not in the photograph.
In addition, what was not realized at that time, is that there were two clouds.
Brother Branham mistakenly believed that when the 7 angels left him on 8 March near Sunset Peak that they formed the supernatural Cloud. But the angels arrived 8 days later and 200 miles away. A genuine mistake, like Moses forgetting to circumcise his son. But despite his mistake, Moses still led the Exodus.
On 28 February 1963 two clouds were photographed from Winslow as they moved from West to east.
The next map shows the locations. Rattlesnake Mesa (flat mountain) is near Sunset Peak. Snake speaks of the serpent. Just a reminder that truth and error are closely intertwined and we need to check our facts carefully
Scientist James MacDonald photographed the supernatural Cloud from Tucson.
As you can see, there was no face in the Cloud. There is also no mountain as it was photographed 200 miles north of Sunset Peak.
The original photograph showed no face. What is published, by message-pastors, with the land cut out, is a photostat that somehow caused dark patches to form a face. This is supposed to mean that Christ was on Sunset Mountain which is close to Tucson and in the great Sonoran desert.
Message-pastors have taken quotes where brother Branham misunderstood the Cloud and turned that into a doctrine that ends with a statement that brother Branham never made, "Christ on Sunset Mountain".
The message-pastors have tried to force this Cloud into certain Scriptures.
But we were warned. Do not believe men when they say that some event was the Coming of Christ.
MATTHEW 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
MATTHEW 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Remember, you will not find Christ in the desert. That is not where He comes.
Sunset Peak, where the 7 angels came on 8 March 1963, is in the great Sonoran desert.
Eventually, in 1965, brother Branham described the Cloud as the sign of the Son of man in the heaven (or atmosphere).
A sign of the times. Pointing to the revelation of the mysteries of Scripture that would follow the revelation of the first Six Seals in Revelation Chapter 6.
1965-0718 TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD
And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!
"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places, then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."
The 7th Seal is top secret. It was never revealed.
64-0719M THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.
Brother Branham came to reveal the Bible to us.
Message-pastors corrupt this by elevating brother Branham to the Godhead as an infallible preacher, who cannot be corrected, and whose quotes can replace Scripture.
An atmosphere of unrelieved hostility is directed towards those who want to be Scriptural.
Especially if they mention Scripture verses that contradict the opinions of the self-proclaimed message-followers.
Even worse is when they find quotes that contradict the specially selected quotes on which the false doctrines depend.
It is easy to select a few quotes and twist them into a plausible theory. But that theory must be proven just by using Scripture. That is not easy.
It is much easier to just reject the person who wants to be Scriptural. Plus a bit of character assassination.
Then just wash our hands to justify rejecting or ignoring the awkward Scripture or quote that contradicts the theory. Just like Pilate did when He rejected Jesus.
With the coronavirus there is a lot of handwashing going on.
Church-goers trying to justify their basic mistake of rejecting and condemning the Scriptures that do not suit them.
What is God thus telling us with all this hand-washing?
There will be much rejection of those who want to be Scriptural. Not an easy time. Bitter in the belly
But sweet in their mouth as they testify how God helped and delivered them.
The land and the sea are where all the saints of the seven church ages have been buried.
But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and bears that stick down, then, "time shall be no more." When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you will go in.
This is that Archangel coming down to raise the dead.
65-1204 THE RAPTURE
Three things happen. A voice... A shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout... Jesus does all three of them when He's descending.
A shout, what is the shout? It's the Message going forth, first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.
... If you're in Christ, there's not a Word written in Here but what you believe It.
The message is to explain the written Bible so that we believe every word in the Bible.
The shout was not when brother Branham understood the mysteries.
The "shout" was all the years since 1966 "in the days of the voice of the seventh angel" when his sermons went out with books, tapes, MP3, and the internet.
Brother Branham had left the scene but his recorded voice stayed behind.
The Bride should listen and learn how to open up the mysteries in the Bible.
The Bride is not called to try to interpret quotes in ways that cannot be proven from the Bible.
59-1217 WHAT WAS THE HOLY GHOST GIVEN FOR
I can hear the water splash yonder on the Ohio River. When I was a little old boy preacher about twenty-two years old, singing that there, and I heard... Looked up above me and heard a Voice, said, "Look up."
Here comes that big Light hanging right yonder, come moving down over me and said, "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, you'll have a Message that'll forerun the second coming of Christ."
John the Baptist had to forerun the First Coming of Christ as a Man because he had to baptize Jesus.
It is not William Branham, the man, who foreruns the Second Coming. It is his message. His recorded voice.
Because most of the Bride were not even born by 1965 when brother Branham left the scene.
But we have to listen to what he said and confirm it in the Scripture until we can prove our beliefs just from the open Bible.
When the Bride members can speak from Scripture only, that is the "shout" that will bring down the Archangel for the resurrection.
Because the resurrected saints will only believe the Bible.
And the last church age saints have to be restored to the apostolic beliefs of the first church age.
Until then, the resurrection cannot happen.
That is why God is shaking us up with the coronavirus.
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Shout: a messenger getting the people ready.
The second is a voice of the resurrection: the same voice, that, a loud voice in Saint John 11:38-44, that called Lazarus from the grave.
Many who will be in the final Bride were not born by 1965.
Thus brother Branham as a man could not get them ready.
But what he preached is on the internet and that is getting us all ready.
It is his message that counts. Not him as a man.
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Now, the third thing, is a trumpet. Which, always, at the Feast of Trumpets, is calling the people to the feast. And that'll be the Bride's Supper, the Lamb's Supper with the Bride, in the sky. See?
The first thing comes forth is His Message, calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the ones died, back in the other ages, they're caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that's the thing that takes place, friends.
The Trumpet of God is about to summon us Gentiles up to heaven. The final end to the third Exodus of the Bride as she comes out of all the church systems, including message-churches.
Remember, there is no such thing as a "message-church" in the Bible.
No Bible person ever spoke of themselves as being, "In the message".
A big mistake by message-pastors was to claim that the "shout", which is the message, is in the past tense.
They claim that the message applies to the days that brother Branham was alive.
1965-1127 I HAVE HEARD BUT NOW I SEE
Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.
This is one month before brother Branham died and he was still looking for the "shout" to be a future event.
The "shout" was not when he, as the revealer of the mysteries of Scripture, understood what they meant.
The "shout" is when the Bride understands the mysteries that can open up the Book and reveal what is written in the Bible.
REVELATION 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
So when do the Seven Thunders utter?
When Lazarus was resurrected from the dead:
JOHN 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
When Jesus died, Matthew links His loud cry to the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.
REVELATION 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
"When He had cried" is repeated by Matthew.
MATTHEW 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
MATTHEW 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Matthew links the cry to the resurrection that happened three days later.
So both mentions of the word "cried" in Revelation 10:3 refer back to resurrections.
Consequently, the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is when He raises the dead.
But this can be linked to another cry, the wake-up midnight cry for the church.
The parable of the 10 virgins describes all the saved Christians in the church world.
Whether they are wise or foolish, they are ALL fast asleep.
MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Christians are lulled complacently to sleep by their Sunday morning sermons.
They are convinced that by being in a certain church that they are ready for the Lord’s Coming.
MATTHEW 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
A cry speaks of distress. A worldwide disaster. A massive earthquake.
(This may well be at the time of the New Testament church's resurrection.
If so, then the event which will definitely tell us that the end is near will be the resurrection of the saints from the seven church ages).
When the saved Christians wake up in their church, whether it is a denominational church or a message church, they are told to go out. In other words, their favourite church is the wrong place to be in.
That is why God has closed down all the churches in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Our modern churches are blind and make God sick according to the church age of the Laodiceans in Revelation Chapter 3.
REVELATION 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind
“and knoweth not…”.
We just prefer to bluff ourselves that our chosen church is right. We are actually clueless.
In the future, we are going to find out that our chosen church is very wrong.
The oncoming disasters will throw these facts into our faces.
The coronavirus should make us aware of that now. How helpless our churches are.
The churches have failed as the epidemic swept through the land. Something is wrong. The church pastors never saw it coming and were unprepared for it. They were also helpless in the face of it.
The church leaders were so out of tune with God that they had no idea what God was going to do.
MATTHEW 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
When reality does strike, saved Christians will have to trim a lot of messy soot off their lamp wicks.
Our lifestyle and beliefs simply have too many unscriptural errors.
The coronavirus is a preview of this midnight cry.
God is trying to wake us up and shake us up to become more Scriptural.
Do an Exodus away from your church pastor's opinions and towards the revealed mysteries of the written Bible.
Message-pastors are dedicated to uplifting William Branham until he becomes THE Son of man, a position that only Jesus can fill. Thus they claim that brother Branham takes the place of Christ.
Which is exactly what the Catholics say about the Pope. Vicarius Christi. In the place of Christ.
This brings the message-followers into bondage to Rome.
56-0902 THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL
I want you to notice that the beginning of the Gentiles, when God dealt with them, they got haughty in their heart and forced every man to worship the image of a holy man.
And the Gentile age was issued in with that; it will go out in the same way.
The same way a boycott of the mark of the beast that will force people to worship images and to do the things that we've been taught that was contrary to the Word of God.
And, brother, it'll be so slick and sly until it will deceive the very elect if possible. So you better purpose in your heart tonight and be filled with God's Holy Spirit, that you'll be able to discern the right and wrong thing when the proclamation is issued. Hallelujah.