Matthew Chapter 25. Part 2.

The ministry of Jesus between the resurrection and His ascension to Heaven was very mysterious for the disciples. They did not really know what was going on.

This time period was 40 days.

ACTS 1:3   To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

MATTHEW 27:50

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51     And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

There was a great earthquake.

And the resurrection of the Old Testament saints took place.

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.

After the resurrection, the resurrected saints appeared to many in the city.

MATTHEW 27:54  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

At the time of this earthquake, even the hardened Roman killers grew scared and started to change their beliefs.

This is the pattern or preview for the end time when the New Testament saints resurrect.

There will be a mighty earthquake at that time.

Hardened church-goers will suddenly realize that their churches have fooled them and will begin to change their beliefs.

The New Testament saints will appear to many.

The foolish virgins have been fooled by their church beliefs that have adopted many Roman Catholic ideas like Trinity, Christmas, one-man-is-the-head-of-the-church, the Pope (and William Branham) are infallible, etc.

When the resurrected saints appear, the foolish virgins, frightened by a massive earthquake and economic cost, will rethink their beliefs. They only have about 40 days to get straightened out, and their church pastors, who led them into error, will be unable to help them. So, in desperation, they will turn to the wise virgins who are the only ones who can understand the Bible.

 

JOHN 16:13   Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

The evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism is His ability to teach us how to understand the truth of Scripture.

I CORINTHIANS 12:7   But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

:8     For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

What separates the Bride from the foolish virgins is the knowledge to know what a Scripture verse means. The wisdom to be able to link different verses together to reveal a pattern running through both the Old and the New Testaments.

After the resurrection happens, the seven Thunders will utter to show the living Bride how to change their physical bodies into eternal bodies. Only then can the seven Thunders give the Bride rapturing faith. We cannot be raptured in these present bodies of flesh and blood.

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was dead.

You think your message church is on fire for God. It is actually fast asleep, spiritually dead.

Badly in need of a wake-up call.

Brother Branham speaks of the "seven unknown thunders".

So if you think that you know what the seven Thunders are, you have been badly fooled. O foolish virgin.

Remember. There is a midnight cry that wakes up the sleeping virgins, wise and foolish.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step farther; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly.

We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth,

 

… when he started to write those other seven thunders, he said, "Don't write it." He'd been commissioned to write everything he seen. But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it'll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out. We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we've watched everything. We've seen the mysteries of God. We've seen the appearing of the--of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there's something in there that we just can't lighten ourself with. There's something another. But I imagine when them mysteries begins to come forth... God said, "Hold it back now. Wait a minute. I'll reveal it in that day. Don't write it at all, John, because they'll stagger over it. Just let it go. (See?) But I'll reveal it in that day when it has need to done."

The seven Thunders will be something that will stagger us.

It will be totally unexpected and we will have to adapt fast.

We will have to spend most of our time trying to puzzle out the Thunders from the available clues. Thus, there will be no time to sit down with the foolish virgins and explain their basic errors. They would first have to eliminate their basic errors before they have a chance of finding the truth. And there just will not be time to do both processes.

The teaching rain began in 1947 with brother Branham’s recorded sermons. This teaching rain will continue right up to the Coming of the Lord as we will always keep learning.

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.

So, the harvest rain or the latter rain will overlap with the former rain or teaching rain for a month.

Thus, the latter rain, which causes the Bride to get a new immortal body, will come down during the 40-day period between the resurrection and the rapture (when the Bride is caught up to meet the Lord in the air).

This will be a turbulent and confusing time.

The Bride will be staggered by what they understand of the seven Thunders.

The foolish virgin church-goers will be completely at a loss and fade off the scene as they frantically try to unlearn their church errors and learn the Bible mysteries. This process will take them more than 40 days.

But that knowledge that they do learn will prepare them for the errors of the Tribulation. That way, they will learn enough not to be fooled by the antichrist Pope and the church systems as they go into the Tribulation mass-murder spree's horrific brutality. Then they will find the courage to stand up against the corrupt church terror and will be killed. If only they had discovered this courage earlier, to dare to disagree with their pastors in our day. That will be their personal regret. None of us like to realize that we have been fooled, especially by the people we liked and trusted as our church leaders.

The seven Thunders will be the key event after the resurrection.

 

Let us consider Revelation Chapter 10, where the seven Thunders are mentioned.

 

Revelation Chapter 10 has a mighty Angel performing the resurrection and then seven mysterious Thunders uttering.

62-1230   IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR

But, this One didn't come from the earth. He come down from Heaven, because the mystery is all finished. And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.

The Angel comes down BECAUSE the mystery is finished and finally understood by the Bride members.

The Angel does not come down to reveal the mysteries.

After the Bride has understood the revealed mysteries of Scripture, then Jesus comes down as the Archangel to raise the dead.

The mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down to raise the dead from land and sea where they have been buried during the seven church ages.

64-0119  SHALOM

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'll rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

When the voice of this Archangel has raised the dead, then seven mysterious Thunders will utter their voices.

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was dead.

“He will send it.” This is future tense.

The seven Thunders are designed to wake up the Scriptural Bride who have enough oil so that it can burn brightly enough to shine a bright enough light on the Bible so that they can see what the difficult Bible verses mean.

That is ultimately why we need the Holy Spirit. We have to be able to find hidden clues in the Bible that are not obviously written.

But a big mistake is to elevate brother Branham to being the Absolute or infallible "Voice of God."

President Trump has a name that gives us a clue that we are approaching the time of the “trump of God,” which means that we are close to the end. His presidency is a clue that the end is near.

Especially since he has recognized Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel.

Trump was the only President recently with enough courage to oppose the Arab fanaticism regarding Jerusalem.

Needless to say, message pastors confidently predicted that he would lose the 2016 presidential election. How little these men know of how God thinks.

How little they know of the Bible, which is the Voice of God.

63-0630   THE  THIRD  EXODUS

for they can hear plainly the God's Voice, calling, through His Word

...  Listen to the Bible, the Voice of God calling to you in this day.

Thanks to President Trump, the  Jews are thus officially back in their homeland with their time-honoured capital so that the Messiah can come to them.

I THESSALONIANS 4:16   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Look at the fulfillment of this next prophecy that happened in 2018 when President Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Here God promises to gather his scattered Jews and bring them back to Jerusalem, which always was Israel's capital.
ZECHARIAH 8:7    Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

:8   And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

 

Three messengers came to Abraham before Sodom, the city of gay rights was destroyed.

Billy Graham to the non–Pentecostals, Oral Roberts to the Pentecostals, and William Branham to the Bride.

After they left, the fire fell. Billy Graham, the last of the three and the world’s best-known evangelist, has finally left the scene. Another indication of the end times.

What happens when the seven Thunders utter, we do not know, as they are not written in the Bible.

But there will be scriptural clues that we will have to pick up for guidance as to what we must do to prepare for the Lord’s Coming. The wise virgins will be fully preoccupied in trying to unravel those deep unwritten mysteries that are somehow hidden in the Bible without being written.  Consequently, they will not have time to teach the foolish virgins all the basics of Scripture.

62-1230   IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR

The Word comes. "The Book that is written within," is then completed when this, all these mysteries have finished to be sounded. Now let me read it again, now, so you'll be sure. Now look.

…  These Seals are on the backside of the Book. "And at the time that the seventh angel is sounding, all the mysteries that are written in the Book is completed."

 

Brother Branham can only reveal the mysteries written in the Bible to prepare the Bride for the catching up to meet the Lord in the air.

 

REVELATION 10:7   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel [the last angel], when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,...

Now is the time to understand the Bible.

Just as message preachers spoke against Trump during his election campaign and thus opposed the plan of God, so we need to be very Scriptural in order not to oppose the unusual events of the seven Thunders.

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:

: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.

The mysteries had all been revealed to the Bride members. That is the process that is happening today. Individuals are searching the internet to discover the truth of revealed Scripture.

Only when each Bride member understands the truth of revealed Scripture will Christ come down as the Archangel.

The mighty Angel stands on earth and sea because that is where the seven church ages saints have been buried.

REVELATION 10:3     And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Both these expressions (in bold print) that refer to the Angel's cry are used to describe a resurrection.

He cried with a loud voice” is what Jesus did at the resurrection of Lazarus.

JOHN 11:43   And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

 

When he had cried” on the cross on Thursday is linked to the resurrection of the Old Testament saints soon after Jesus rose from the dead.

Please note. Jesus died on a Thursday because He had to be three nights in the tomb.

He resurrected on Sunday morning. The Jewish day starts with the previous evening and ends at sunset.

So He was in the tomb on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night.

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.

In addition,

the Passover lamb in Exodus Chapter 12 was chosen on day 10 and killed on day 14.   Jesus was publicly chosen on Palm Sunday, which has to be day 10. Thus, he died on day 14, which would be a Thursday.

 

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, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

: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.

Christ was chosen on Palm Sunday and led to the Temple, the house of God the Father.

That had to be the 10th day.

Then the 14th day would be Thursday when the Passover lamb was killed.

The next day, Friday was a high day or annual Sabbath called the Feast of the Passover. It began after sunset on Thursday night. But that was the start of Friday for the Jews.

The 14th was the day of preparation when the lamb was killed and roasted.

Then on the 15th they ate the Passover lamb.

JOHN 19:31   The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Then Saturday was the normal Sabbath.

EXODUS 12:46   In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

The Jews were not allowed to break any bone in the Passover lamb.

The men on the cross had their leg bones broken so that they would quickly suffocate to death.

JOHN 19:33   But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

Thus, Jesus was the Passover Lamb.

The churches also got Christmas day wrong. There is no 25 December in the Bible.

Nowhere in the Bible were we asked to celebrate the Lord’s birth.

Who said that the Pope could not fool us? We need to be more vigilant.

Will you be upset with the resurrected dead who will have nothing to do with Christmas? Nor with Good Friday?

MATTHEW 27:50   Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51     And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

: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.

 

The voice of the Archangel (which is Jesus in the form of an Angel) raises the dead and wakes up the church. But only those who know enough of the Bible will be able to follow the clues.

Will we know enough about the Bible in order to pick up those clues?

We need to know the Bible well, not to miss the clues that the seven Thunders will offer us.

The 7 Thunders are a completely unknown mystery before the resurrection happens.

REVELATION 10:4   And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Nothing about the Thunders is actually written in the Bible.

63-0324   SEVENTH SEAL

…. nobody knows when He's coming. But there will be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

........ Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery. This one I have... will speak, and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders.

The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

The 7 Thunders only utter at the end, after the mighty Angel comes down.

If you think you know what the seven Thunders utter, then you have been fooled.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out. That's exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle. See? It's coming up close.

… But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out…….. and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language.

Something mentioned in an unknown language. We obviously know nothing about that.

63-0324   THE SEVENTH SEAL

"When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know……One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written. So we're at the end time; we are here.

"nothing knows anything about it". Do not be fooled by those who claim to know what the seven Thunders utter.

…….. and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it's right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it's connected together.

Please note. The seventh Seal represents the Coming of the Lord, so we know nothing about it. Just silence.

The seven Thunders reveal the Coming of the Lord so we know nothing about that either.

1963-11-10   SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW

The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.

The Seventh Seal represents the very mysterious Coming of Jesus. This is the greatest mystery in the universe.

1964-07-19   THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS

The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.

The Seventh Seal cannot open until the secret moment of His Coming.

63-0324E  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because, Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming. But there will be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

…….. Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives.

Message pastors emphasize that only the outside public does not know. The Bride knows, so they claim.

63-1110  SOULS  THAT  ARE  IN  PRISON  NOW

Remember, the Seven Seals was finished, and when those seven revealed Truths...

One of them, He wouldn't permit us to know. How many was here at the Seven Seals, and heard?  All of you, I guess. See, the Seventh Seal, He wouldn't permit it.

Here brother Branham makes it clear that the Bride does not know the seventh Seal.

 63-0324E  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

…the  Seventh Seal was left out; because Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming.

…….. If we don't know it, and it won't be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in.

Anything spoken aloud is a public statement. So everybody is included in the word “public”.

The “public” is anybody who has heard brother Branham speaking.

……... Now, that is this Seventh Seal. It's still is a notable thing. And we are... We don't know what it is as yet, because it's not permitted to be broken.

Anything that brother Branham speaks about is public. We are part of the public when we listen to him.

65-0725  THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME

"In the very day that the Son of man is revealed." Revelations 10:1 to 7, read it when you get home, "the seventh angel's Message, opening up the Seals." What is it? 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 revealed Jesus as the Son of man to us as Jesus walks through the pages of the Bible. So, we are the public.

John the Baptist revealed Jesus as a Man of flesh and blood to the people.

Brother Branham reveals Jesus as the revealed or understood Word of God.

Jesus is the Word of God. So if Jesus is revealed to us today then it means that we understand the Word of God.

 

That is why the Angel came down with an OPEN Book.

The Bride had finally understood the mysteries of Scripture for themselves.

Not because brother Branham said so, but because the Bible said so.

64-0614   THE  ODDBALL

That's what the Angel told me, "Get the people to believe you."

And if I tell the Word of God, it ain't "believe me," it's "believe the Word."

Unbelievers could watch the discernment of thought but they could not catch the revelation. Only the Bride realized the revelation of the end-time prophet revealing people’s thoughts and revealing the mysteries of the Bible.

Brother Branham had the discernment to reveal people's thoughts to them.

That proved that he also could reveal God's deep mysterious thoughts from the Bible.

Then the Bride must be able to follow brother Branham’s revelations through the Bible and prove what they believe just from Scripture. Without having to refer to the quotes.

When does time end?

64-0409  THE IDENTIFICATION OF CHRIST IN ALL AGES

Look, what if some man walked in here with nail scars in his hands, and stuff all over his face, and blood, and so forth? Any hypocrite could do that. And, remember, Jesus won't come like that. When He comes like that, time will be no more. There will be no more time, when He comes like that.

But why would you know that it was Him then if He come? Because He would identify Himself by His Spirit, His sign, His Life in you. "I am the Vine, ye are the branches."

 

Do not mistake your knowledge, the fact that you know something, as if that knowledge is the reality.

You know about the Angel that will come down for the resurrection.

That does not mean that the Angel has come down.

REVELATION 10:6   And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

 

Time will only end for you when you step into your new eternal body.

That is what the Thunders have to achieve.

Enabling us to receive a new body.

Once we are in that changed body, only then can we be raptured.

This body cannot be raptured because it has blood in it.

I CORINTHIANS 15:50   Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;

Your new body will have no blood. The Holy Ghost will flow through your veins.

That is why you will never age nor get sick nor die.

Your new body will have amazing abilities.

II SAMUEL 22:30   For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

63-0724  GOD  DOESN'T  CALL  MAN  TO  JUDGMENT  WITHOUT  FIRST WARNING  HIM

Oh, not many in number, but what a powerful group that's got Eternal Life! Said, "They shall run through a troop and leap over a wall." Yes, the "troop" of death will have no holders to it, She'll run right through it. Leap over the "wall" between natural and Supernatural, and go into the arms of God, into that great Eternity. Lord God, we thank You for this. We know the time is approaching at hand.

When an unsaved man leaves this body there is a troop of demons waiting to drag his spirit down to hell.

But when you leave this body to enter your new immortal body, you will be able to run right through all those demons if they tried to get in your way.

In that new body, being eternal, you will be able to jump right over the wall of time that separates us from the supernatural world of eternity.

That will be when Jesus catches us up to meet Him in the air.

 

MATTHEW 25:10   And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

“The door was shut”.

God shut the door in Noah’s day. Then a Flood of death swept the earth.

The two angels shut the door in Lot’s house. Then the fire fell from the sky.

In the church age of the Laodiceans, the church pastors shut the door to keep Christ, as the revealed Word of God, outside the church. That way, they kept the foolish virgins captive to their own beliefs. And stopped the tithe money from leaving their church.

The seven Thunders will be so mysterious that the pastors will have no clue as to what is happening. Thus, they and their congregations will have no hope of finding the truth. Their traditional church errors will make it impossible for them to analyze and understand the mysterious and staggering Thunders.

In addition, the pastors had endlessly condemned, criticized, and rejected those who are Scriptural. Thus, they effectively will find that the door to truth is slammed shut in their own faces. This will be due to them casting the truth out of their own churches and then slamming the church door shut to keep the truth out. Any church member who tries to open the church door and let Bible truth in, gets thrown out of the church. This is a very effective terror-campaign to keep the people docile and subservient to the leader. That is how political dictators operate.

The Pope is the only dictator in Europe.

The Protestant church pastors have copied this one-man-head-of-the-church system from their Roman Catholic mother church. A powerful form of spiritual dictatorship.

The Holy Ghost's purpose, symbolized by the burning Oil in the lamps, is to give enough light to read and understand the Bible. The wise virgins will be able to join the Scriptures together in such a way as to reveal the hidden mysteries of the seven Thunders, when they utter after the resurrection, so as to give the Bride “rapturing faith”.

This is the final harvest rain or latter rain as these revelations will pull the believers off the earth to meet the Lord in the air. Harvest is when the seeds are pulled off the dead plant.

Before that future latter rain, there must first come the former rain or teaching rain.

This started between 1947 and 1965 when brother Branham recorded his revelations.

We need to be learning the Bible truths now as we prove his revelations from Scripture. Thus, the teaching rain continues on during the “days of the voice of the seventh angel” after he had left the scene. His recorded sermons continue to teach us how to understand the written Bible.

So, the teaching rain will continue to the end as we will keep learning more about the Bible. That process will never stop.

After the resurrection has happened, we will be in the harvest rain because the dead saints will be pulled out of their graves. Then you will need to know what you are talking about because time will be scarce. It will soon be over.

When the resurrected saints speak to you, they will expect you to understand what they are talking about. Your speech will betray you as a foolish virgin if what you say disagrees with them.

The foolish virgins are symbolized by the dead stalks and chaff that stay behind to be eaten by the Beast and burnt up in the Tribulation.

After the seeds are pulled off the plants, the cattle (the beasts of the field) are let loose into the cultivated fields to eat up all the dried-up stalks.

This is a sad irony.

The foolish virgins will have the courage to lay down their lives for the Lord because the end-time church system's brutal errors will horrify them. They will rather die than be part of that obviously unscriptural savagery and terror.

But in today’s world, when the Bible error is less obvious and more subtle, and all the different churches look good, thus the church-goers are being easily fooled. They lack the vigilance to always be on their guard. They are too complacent to realize that they could be fooled. Too self-satisfied to question their own beliefs and look for faults in their own church. Sadly, they lack the courage needed to oppose their pastors. In addition, they are scared to be excluded from the soothing fellowship of their church. They seriously cannot believe that their pastor, who is such a nice guy, could possibly be wrong. Their whole world spins around their pastor, who they mistakenly think is a hero of the Bible faith, despite his many unscriptural beliefs.

The foolish virgins are dumbed down until they become ardent followers of a human leader. The Bible is pushed into second place. The pastor is the-one-who-must-always-be-obeyed. A visible leader here on earth dominates their lives far more successfully than an invisible God speaking through His Bible.

But all that will start to change in the brief, turbulent events of the latter rain that lead up to the rapture.

Then, totally disillusioned with their churches and pastors who will fail to comprehend what is going on, they will begin to seek deeper answers.

Once they are in the Tribulation, the issues will become far more obvious. The final antichrist Pope will set out to exterminate the foolish virgins. Then they will stand up with great courage. Unfortunately, just too late.

Because they are saved before the Tribulation starts, the foolish or fooled virgins will end up in Heaven but can never be part of the Bride. They spend the 1000 years of peace amongst the dead in Christ and only surface on Judgement Day. Then they will be spared. That is the roundabout route to Heaven because they did not follow the strait way, the restricted way, when they had the chance.

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:

America leads the world in entertainment corruption, thanks to Hollywood and Broadway.

Drums are never mentioned in the Bible, but drumbeat music hypes up modern church services' entertainment factor.

65-0711  ASHAMED

Way back in the jungles of Africa, on safari hunters, they had to take high-powered radios to hear Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, and them guys with that rock-and-roll and twist. And the natives, trying to see them act along, jerking their head and acting like that, the natives stood and looked at him. But, you see, they're not Americans like Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and them guys are. They're not Judases of that type, but they're... See, it's a spirit. And the spirit is not only in America, it has spread itself out over the world, to bring them to the battle of Armageddon. They act like that, whether they are... Whatever nation they come from, Africa, India, wherever it is, that vulgar and stuff has spread all over the earth, by just one man starting it.

MATTHEW 7:14   Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

The true path is not a popular path.

The fooled church-goers preferred to reject the revealed Word rather than be rejected by the church.

They keep saying, "Must we know?".

The Bride preferred to be rejected as they loved the Bible truth more than church popularity.

They keep saying, "We must know".

MATTHEW 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

:12     But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

By the time they had wised up it was too late. The Lord had come and gone.

The former rain was the teaching rain that should finish the mystery of God and enable us to read the written Word of God with understanding.

But churches today move away from the written Scripture. They listen to human voices, not the Bible.

JOHN 10:26   But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

:27     My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Jesus only knows those who hear His voice, which is the Word of God.

Pastors claim to be shepherds.

No Scripture says that a shepherd is the pastor.

A shepherd is a man, and as such, he is infinitely superior to a sheep.

No pastor is superior to the people.

That is Nicolaitanism, the elevation of a holy man above the people.

I PETER 2:5   Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood.

All Christians are priests. All priests are equal. Only the High Priest, Jesus, is above the priests.

Thus, all Christians are equal.

The only Man who is a Shepherd is Jesus.

PSALM 23:1   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

The Holy Ghost will make us only listen to Scripture.

MATTHEW 25:13   Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

We need to watch Scripture to understand world events. We need to watch Scripture to identify the faults in the church.

The Holy Spirit has to guide us through all the lack of interest that end-time-Christians show for God’s Word.

What is the significance of the door being shut?

Through an open Door, which is Christ, God accepts anyone.

But when God shuts the door, He rejects everyone.

God draws a line at a certain point, and then we are in trouble if we have not believed and followed His Word.

MATTHEW 25:11   Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Notice the Trinity spirit that influences their thinking.

They think that God the Father and God the Son are two separate Persons who must be addressed separately. They never learned that “God the Son” is completely unscriptural and is just a figment of their misguided imagination.

They could also not explain why “God the Father” is never mentioned in the Old Testament.

 

61-0723   GOD  BEING  MISUNDERSTOOD

Now, were the five of the virgins lost?

I presume that they are asking the question, "the five virgins," the five wise and the five foolish. Now, if you were with us in the last teachings in Revelation, you find out there that those virgins, the five foolish virgins were not lost; but they were not permitted to go into the wedding supper, but they suffered persecution, and was martyred, and raised again at the general resurrection in the last day. Those are the people where He separated the sheep from the goats (See?); they stood before judgment.

… No, they were not lost, but they will never be in the Bride. They were come in the second resurrection, but never be in the Bride, to be judged according to the way they treated the Light that they received. Now, that part will be up to Christ. They were not lost though.

MATTHEW 25:12   But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

53-0729  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS  ON  GENESIS

And they went to try to pray through then, to receive the Holy Ghost, but the Gentile dispensation had been finished and the persecution rose. And He said, "They were cast into outer darkness where there'll be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth." But in the second resurrection they'll be the sheep that's separated from the goats, but never the Bride, never the elect. That's the remnant of the seed of the woman.

What is a remnant? The piece that's cut, left, same kind of goods. Is that right? You go to cut you a dress out of calico, and you spread out a big piece of calico and cut it out. It's your business where you lay the pattern. It's God's business where He lays the pattern; He cuts her right out. Is that right? And now this, rest of this calico left here, is just as good a calico as in the dress. Is that right? But it's God's election. God elects His church; God predestinates His church; God foreordained that, ordains His church; and He takes that church out. And the remnant is left to go through the tribulation period.

… The elect will go up, and the remnant will be left here to go through the tribulation period. And at the end of the time, when they see what has happened, they'll have to go down in martyrdom.