Saved and Born Again
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Repentance saves us from hell. Jesus does everything. Born again means find the revealed truth for today. That is hard.
- There are two levels of Christianity
- We must know what the Will of God is for today
- Saved foolish virgins purged by the fire of Tribulation
- Born again happens AFTER you first believe to get saved
- The three ages of restoration of the Bible truth
- Each church age needs a certain portion of the Spirit
- The mysteries of God and the mystery of God
- Born again means an exodus back to the first church age
There are two levels of Christianity
Getting saved from hell is easy. We repent of our sins and ask Jesus to come into our hearts. Jesus did the work at Calvary that was needed to save us so that we will be spared on Judgement Day.
Then comes the difficult part.
After accepting Jesus as our personal Saviour (He does not save groups, He saves individuals) we then have to find the Will of God for our day as individuals. We have to allow Jesus to control us in the big struggle against the domination of church leaders and the flood tide of church error. As humans, we easily fall for the complacent convenience of church conformity as we yearn for acceptance and popularity. Wading through a morass of unscriptural church ideas and opinions, we have to seek and glean, with difficulty, to understand the meaning of the mysteries of the King James Bible. Only a born-again experience will enable us to achieve that.
Only a born-again experience will enable us to believe that the King James Bible is perfect.
We are not perfect as individuals but we must seek for perfect faith in our perfect Saviour.
Our faith is built on Scripture.
ROMANS 10:17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Perfect faith can only be built on a perfect Bible which is the King James Version.
MATTHEW 5:4 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
It takes a born-again experience to enable us to understand the perfect Will of God in our day as the mysteries of the written Word are revealed to us.
This wisdom will save us from being killed in the horror of great Tribulation when it sweeps like a tidal wave through the earth.
On the new Earth, there will be a mighty Pyramid, that great City called New Jerusalem, with a square base of 1500 miles and a slant height of 1500 miles, according to Revelation Chapter 21.
REVELATION 21:9Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
There are 8 furlongs in a mile.
That is the future home of the Lamb's Wife or Bride, the wise virgins who understood the Word of God for their day. They loved living in the Light of the King James Bible.
Jesus, as the Capstone, is the Light at the top of the Pyramid. All the sloping sides of the Pyramid are in His Light.
Thus, there is no need for competitive Christianity. There is plenty of room for everyone and wherever you are in that great Pyramid, you are all in the Light of God.
The Bride of Christ will live in the pyramid, and the rest of the saved Christians will live outside the pyramid. They are the foolish virgins who were saved from hell but were fooled into believing unscriptural ideas.
They foolishly put the church and the human head of the church before Scripture.
Our aim in this life should be to make sure that we are in that Pyramid in the next life.
We must know what the Will of God is for today
Matthew 25 speaks of the wise virgins who will be His Bride.
They have enough oil so that their lamps can burn brightly enough for them to read and understand the revealed mysteries of the Word.
Virgins are clean women who speak of saved Christians.
The wise virgins are saved from hell and they are also born again
because they understand the hour that they are living in.
They can read the King James Bible with understanding.
Thus, they are not only saved from hell by the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary but they are also saved from the oncoming great Tribulation by the Holy Ghost baptism that reveals the Scriptural plan of God to them that diligently seek the truth.
We can compare the Bride or wise virgins to what modern fighter pilots call situational awareness. That is when they have the ability to rapidly collect and analyze all the necessary information that they need. (What we call generation-5 fighter aircraft that the Americans have). The Jews and the rest of the saved Christians, who are the foolish virgins because they wanted a human as the head of the church, will live outside the city called New Jerusalem for eternity.
Other countries have faster aircraft that look very impressive but they do not have the overview of the whole situation that the American planes have. They lack a lot of necessary information and thus have no real hope of beating the Americans. These aircraft represent the foolish virgin Christians. They are very capable and talented but are not fully aware of what is really going on, and thus these aircraft get hit by missiles that they never saw coming. (These are generation-4 fighter aircraft. Very good but vulnerable to miscalculation because of a lack of knowledge of the overall situation).
HOSEA 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
It is essential that we can get enough information from the King James Bible so that we know what to do and believe for today. The Devil keeps developing new tricks, so we have to remain alert and willing to learn more of the Scripture. Only the Bible keeps the Devil down.
Saved foolish virgins purged by the fire of Tribulation
Getting saved is simple. Repent and accept Jesus as your Saviour. A portion of His Holy Spirit enters your heart but you remain in charge of your life. You can still think in terms of your own free will. But you can now also start thinking more in terms of the Bible. You start to get a desire to know more about the Bible.
Now that a portion of Jesus is in you, you cannot go lost, and you will go to Heaven when you die. You are now part of the foolish virgins, dominated by human church traditions and ideas and human leaders.
This is rather like conception. Life is starting.
You are like a taxi driver. Your body is the taxi that God gave you so that you can drive through this life. We tend to stop and pick up a lot of bad friends (spirits) as we drive around.
Getting saved is when we see Jesus on the side of the road. We stop and invite Him into our taxi.
But there are two options before us:
With Jesus in our lives we can make Heaven as the Bride or as the foolish virgins.
Now things become tricky.
We are trying to describe a spiritual re-birth in terms of natural examples that are inadequate. We cannot see a spirit and we do not know how spirits work.
The foolish virgins are fooled into believing unscriptural ideas by modern preachers and they will not be ready for the Second Coming.
Then they will be killed in great Tribulation. But after Judgement Day they are allowed into Heaven because they did accept Jesus as their Saviour, before His Second Coming.
REVELATION 13:15And 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 Americans have the money. Money is the life blood of religious church organizations. Unscriptural Roman Catholicism is the beast. The Protestant churches absorb unscriptural ideas from Rome to form the image of the beast. Trinity. Christmas. Good Friday. The idea that one man is the head of a church. They think that salvation depends on church conformity, so they do not dare to disagree with the church leader. The Protestant image will destroy its members when great Tribulation arrives like an unexpected tidal wave.
Our beliefs are going to be tried in the fires of affliction.
I CORINTHIANS 3:13and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
Getting saved means that the foolish virgins began building their faith on the foundation of Scripture that declared that Jesus is the Saviour.
I CORINTHIANS 3:11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
The foolish virgins had the foundation of salvation by Jesus but then they went after the unscriptural human stubble and hay that churches preach. Not knowing what the Trinity name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is. Accepting the pagan date of 25 December and the decorated unscriptural Christmas tree and Santa Claus. The red jacket and hood came from an artist who worked for Coca Cola. The Bible never asks us to celebrate the birth of the Lord. They claim that Jesus died on Good Friday (an unscriptural term) so then He only spent two nights in the tomb instead of three nights. They claim a 7-year Tribulation when the Bible refers to the time as 3½ years. They claim that the Pastor is the head of the church when each of the early local churches was run by a group of local elders. One of the worst mistakes has been the churches accepting Gay rights and same-sex marriages.
All this error will be burned off them in the horror of great Tribulation.
I CORINTHIANS 3:15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
They had to be saved before Jesus left the Mercy Seat to come and catch His Bride up to Heaven. But then the trauma of great Tribulation brutality will burn their church traditions and errors out of them when they will be forced to oppose their church and elevated church leader.
Born again happens AFTER you first believe to get saved
Getting saved does not depend on how much you know about the Bible.
Both the Bride and the foolish church accept Jesus into their hearts.
The difference between the Bride and the foolish church lies in how much you allow Jesus to grow within you. How much you allow Jesus to control you. Then the Bride will know far more of the Bible than what the foolish virgins know.
EPHESIANS 1:13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also
after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
After you believed that Jesus is your Saviour, what path did you follow?
If Jesus stays in the passenger seat of your taxi then you control your own life and you can stay saved but not born again.
Born again means that you realize that you must let Jesus take the steering wheel and be in total control while you become a passenger in your own taxi.
After getting saved, we must grow in grace.
Born again means that after we are saved, we now allow Jesus to take more and more control of our lives and our thinking. How Scriptural we can become will depend on the church age that we are living in.
This is the difficult problem of being born-again.
It meant different things in different church ages where the circumstances changed dramatically.
The fourth church age of Thyatira means a dominating woman. This was the Roman Catholic church that dominated Europe when the cruel and greedy Popes had tens of millions of opponents murdered. Saved Christians had little in the way of Bible truth in those Dark Ages but the Holy Spirit gave them tremendous courage as they were tortured and burnt alive. Their houses and possessions were confiscated. They were hunted down and slaughtered and many lived their lives in wild wilderness areas. These ghastly events carried on for about 1000 years. Their portion of the Holy Spirit gave them an incredible bravery and endurance when it seemed that no hope was in sight.
II PETER 3:18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
There is always more to learn in the Bible.
We have to learn how important it is to God that saved Christians must desire to know and understand Scripture.
JOHN 16:13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
The evidence of being born again is your ability to understand the revealed Word of God for your day.
The King James Bible keeps getting revealed further and further as the circumstances in this world change.
We need to know more and more about the revealed mysteries of Scripture as we face a rapidly changing world.
We have to find out what God wants us to do and believe.
Jesus alone can make us aware of the situation that we face today.
The same Spirit of God was manifest in the last three church ages, just in different amounts.
Less Spirit was available to reveal the truth in the days of Luther, but enough to give them incredible courage as they opposed the massive and cruel power of the Roman Catholic church.
God then sent more of the Holy Spirit in the days of John Wesley to enable people to live holy lives and then undertake the dangers and struggles of the missionary age.
God then sent even more of the Holy Spirit to unleash the supernatural gifts of the Pentecostal revival. But they denominated because they could not understand the Bible well enough and the errors of their human leaders grew into fixed organizations.
Today, we need more of the Holy Spirit to gain the knowledge of what the Scripture verses mean.
Then we need even more of the Holy Spirit to give us the wisdom that can understand the patterns that run through the Bible and also avoid elevating a man to be the head of the church. We have to be able to avoid unscriptural ideas like Good Friday (Jesus rose on Sunday and had to spend three nights in the tomb. Thus He died on Thursday). We were never asked to celebrate the birth of the Lord. The unscriptural word Christmas is a Catholic perversion called the Mass of Christ. 25 December is the pagan birthday of the sun god. Trinity is unscriptural. It robs God of His name as you cannot find one name for three People.
I CORINTHIANS 12:7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Notice the two main manifestations of the Spirit that are mentioned first.
Wisdom and knowledge.
God’s main concern today is that we can understand the written mysteries in the Bible. We need to understand those mysteries if we are to be guided to the Second Coming, which is going to be very different to what we think.
I CORINTHIANS 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
Daniel said that only the wise would understand.
If we cannot understand the mysteries of the King James Bible then we cannot claim to be the wise virgins.
DANIEL 12:10… but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
If we cannot understand the revealed mysteries then it looks like we are numbered amongst the wicked because we failed to use the quotes of brother Branham to understand the written Word. Message people all too often replace the written Word with his quotes or their own ideas that misinterpret his quotes.
I CORINTHIANS 12:9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
Pentecostals stressed healing and miracles which are impressive, but they are only fourth and fifth on God’s list.
Thus, the main concern of God today is that since the first church age of the apostles, God has never had a church that can understand the meaning of the Bible mysteries. That is what He wants today. Individuals who can appreciate His thinking because they can finally understand what God has written in the King James Bible.
I CORINTHIANS 12:10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
The supernatural gifts are amazing and are to be respected. But at the top of the list are the wisdom that we need so that we can understand the knowledge of the Word of God and His Will. Never forget that supernatural gifts cannot replace the wisdom that we need in order to know what God wants done today.
60-0802 EL SHADDAI
Now, the Spirit of God was in the Lutherans. The Spirit of God was in the Wesley, and the Spirit of God was in the Pentecostals. But what is it? The Pentecostal Church is an advanced Lutheran Church. That's all. It's an advanced Lutheran Church.
The Spirit of God keeps adding more as time rolls by so that we can cope with the errors of our age and not be fooled.
I can imagine Noah climbing through the first floor, went up to the second floor, and went up to the third floor (come up through the Lutheran age, back to the Wesley age) and went to where
the door was open in the top, where the light was, into the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the upper room,
up high where the light come down. And of course,
there's more light on the second floor than there would've been on the first floor.
And that's the way it's come, always.
The Holy Spirit granted a little light to Martin Luther to restore salvation by grace through faith.
John Wesley had more of this Spirit to get saved and live holy. The Pentecostals had more of the Spirit for the Holy Ghost baptism that restored the supernatural gifts. William Branham and the Bride need even more of the Holy Spirit to increase their knowledge and wisdom of the Scripture in order to understand the revealed mysteries of the Bible.
62-1125 THE COUNTDOWN
Look what God's doing with His church. Now, we've entered the age, not no more of horse and buggy [symbolizing the age of Luther], not no more of automobile [symbolizing the age of Wesley], not no more of airplane [symbolizing the Pentecostal era], now, there's astronauts. Oh, my. This is astronaut age. [Symbolizing the revelation of the Bible mysteries by brother Branham].
Oh, what a great thing.
The horse and buggy was earthbound but now we are in astronaut age. And so has the church. That's the big swing over that I can't get before the people. They've settled down for an airplane. Some of them settle for a horse and buggy. But God's got an astronaut age. Oh, what an age to live in. No wonder they can't understand it. But, you see, where God lets man do something, it's to show the church that He's doing something.
The astronauts in space are a physical representation that God has sent a deep revelation of Bible truths down from Heaven.
The three ages of restoration of the Bible truth
MATTHEW 13:23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Some 30. Some 60. Some 100. This represents an increase in human understanding of Scripture.
Parables can have a compound meaning.
One of the meanings of this parable is referring to the last three church ages when the first church age truth of the apostles had been lost during the Dark Ages.
The first church age had the guaranteed truth about the church. This was written down as the New Testament. This is the only church age that can be trusted.
After the apostles died, human leaders took over the church and Bible truth was replaced by human ideas and church traditions.
Churches elevated men up to be the head of each church.
This was an incredible mistake.
REVELATION 1:13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
In all the seven branches of the candlestick, representing the seven church ages, John only saw Jesus in one place, and that was the middle candlestick. The first church age. That is the only church-age that God trusts.
By the fourth church age, Bible truth had mainly been lost in the Dark Ages.
The truth had to die first before it could start being resurrected in the Reformation of Luther.
II THESSALONIANS 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The succession of Popes with brutal, greedy and murderous power ruled Europe and were finally exposed by Martin Luther.
II THESSALONIANS 2:4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The Pope lived in the beautiful Vatican which Catholics thought was the temple of God on earth. Only God can forgive sin. Claiming to be God meant that the greedy Pope sold indulgences which he said gave you forgiveness of sins. Thus, the Pope claimed that he could forgive sins. That effectively made him God. The sale of indulgences brought in the money that built up the Vatican.
Nicolaitans. One man as a priest was put in charge of each church. Truth was rapidly lost and had almost disappeared in the 4th church age of the Dark Ages.
Then God has to resurrect the church out of the dirt, darkness, and unbelief of the Dark Ages.
The Holy Ghost had different functions at different times in church history.
God is very concerned with the last three church ages, 5, 6, and 7. Those are the church ages that had to focus on restoring the truth of Scripture.
Notice the different amounts. Some 30, some 60, and some 100.
The understanding of truth began to increase after the 5th church age.
MATTHEW 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty
We never reach the end of the road. We keep striving to improve as we build on what has gone before us.
PHILIPPIANS 3:13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
63-0825 HOW CAN I OVERCOME
First, under justification, the water baptism.
Second, under the new Birth, of Wesley, sanctification, which cleanses.
under the baptism of the Holy Spirit, putting that sanctified vessel into service.
See? The word sanctify means, it's a compound Greek word which means "cleaned and set aside for service," set aside for service. Now the Holy Spirit puts it in service. See?
Each church age needs a certain portion of the Spirit
In the time of Luther, getting saved was as far as the Holy Spirit could guide them. That was the re-birth in that fifth church age.
In the time of Wesley, the Spirit could guide them further into a holy life. This was the re-birth for that age.
In the Pentecostal revival the Spirit restored the baptism of the Holy Ghost as the re-birth.
But that comes in two manifestations.
JOHN 4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Spirit and truth.
From 1906 the Holy Spirit born-again experience focused on the restoration of the Spirit gifts of healing, miracles, tongues, etc.
But this might move had denominated by 1917 and God launched Lenin and the brutal Russian revolution to establish communism. God will later use communism (from Russia) to destroy America as a punishment for wrecking the Pentecostal movement by turning it into man-made denominations. Then in 1947 the Pentecostal move was revived by brother Branham who inspired Oral Roberts, T L Osborne, etc. But this time God was using brother Branham to reveal the hidden Bible truths because it requires the knowledge of Scripture to handle the Pentecostal supernatural gifts.
The Holy Ghost baptism or re-birth today is now focused on understanding the hidden mysteries of the written Word so that we know what to do and believe in order to be in God’s Will.
If we believe wrong, we will simply mess up and denominate like the early Pentecostals did.
The message-people who have elevated brother Branham from being the voice of the seventh angel to the Voice of God, have just re-established the Nicolaitan spirit. So, America is now on the turbulent path to being taken over by the Roman Catholic church. When a massive disaster, such as an earthquake sinking Los Angeles, wrecks their economy then that will open the door to the wealthy Vatican taking over America. The Roman Catholic church will enslave the people.
63-1113 THE SIGN OF THIS TIME
Notice like this. When a baby is born,
there is three things that constitutes its birth.
The first thing in normal birth... You adults listen close now; the young children will never catch it. But, let's see, the first thing in a normal birth is
water, then blood, then life.
The church age of Luther. Re-birth was water. Get saved.
The church age of Wesley. Re-birth was blood. Get saved and then live holy.
Pentecostal re-birth was to get saved, live holy, and exercise the supernatural gifts. But they failed to grasp the revealed truth and ended up denominating like the other churches.
You cannot handle power correctly if you do not know what you are doing.
You cannot just drive a car or an airplane, you need to learn how to do that first.
Pentecost never discovered the final plan of God for our day.
65-0410 THE EASTER SEAL
But in the last Message that went forth, there came a flying eagle. It's eagle time, reveal time, the Word of God made manifest, the Word of God proved. Oh, children,
walk into this baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Come in and believe It, with all your heart, God will fill you.
Today we must first
walk in this baptism of the Holy Spirit whereby we can understand the revealed mysteries of the King James Bible
so that we do not mess up when it comes to understanding what is happening in our day.
65-0425 GOD'S PROVIDED PLACE OF WORSHIP
How did Luther know about these baptism and restoration of the Spirit, when he was back in that day? The plant hadn't growed like that. Neither did Wesley know it.
And neither does the Pentecostal know what's going on today.
Same thing, grows right away from you.
That's right. It has in every age, and it always will.
The truth always grows away from our human logic. God does not think the way we do.
59-1219 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE HOLY GHOST
… when Luther received justification, he called that the Holy Ghost; It was.
54-0103 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.2
Now, I think that Luther, Wesley, and all of them, many of them will go in the rapture.
They had the portion of the Spirit was preached to them; they believed it.
Each age would have enough of the Spirit for their circumstances.
Luther had a small portion of the Holy Spirit which was fine for that day.
Wesley had more of the Holy Spirit which was fine for his day but is insufficient for our day.
Pentecost had enough of the Holy Spirit to restore the supernatural. They could have got sealed if they had accepted the revealed truth. But they denominated too soon.
So, we need enough of the Spirit to grow within us so that the full truth can be revealed.
Remember, wisdom and knowledge are the main manifestations of the Spirit that reveal the level of our faith.
54-0516 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS LAW HAVING A SHADOW
You're not sealed by sanctification.
You're sealed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. A sealing is the completing of the work.
That's the reason it couldn't be sealed under Luther or Wesley, either one. It had to come to the baptism, before the church was sealed away till the Day of redemption, you see.
Now, but oh no, they're not lost. They're saved. Certainly, they are. Now, sanctification is the same work of grace, or the same grace that saved you. Jesus said, "No man can come to me, except My Father draws him."
So, it's the Holy Spirit, all along. But that's a portion of the Holy Spirit. This is a greater portion of the Holy Spirit. And then, when you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that is the completion of the Holy Spirit taking up Its abode in you:
to manifest gifts, speaking with tongues, interpretation of tongues, gifts of power,
wisdom, knowledge, understanding.
Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God’s Word are the key manifestations of the Holy Spirit today.
54-1212 HE SWORE BY HIMSELF
He said, "Go get me a heifer of three years old." Watch, three. Everything in the Bible is a three. Three blends to a one. See? Father, Son, Holy Spirit, not three Gods: One. Faith, hope, and charity, not three different things, but all the essence of one: love.
Now, then there was justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, not three different dispensations, not three works of grace, but one work in three different manifestations.
Same Holy Spirit was with Luther,
under justification was under Wesley with sanctification; in the Church now, in the baptism of the Holy Ghost: the same Holy Spirit, not two Holy Spirits, the same Holy Spirit.
The same Holy Spirit was present in different amounts in the former ages. Enough of the Holy Spirit to guide each age.
55-1006 A HIDDEN LIFE
when Martin Luther reached justification by faith, he thought that settled it. That was the light for his day. And he preached it, and believed it, and held on to it, and it was the light of that day.
Then he entered another veil, a man John Wesley.
When Calvinism begin to sweep the nation, and they'd settled down to saying, "What God's going to do, He will do, and does us no good to have a revival." God raised up John Wesley, and he certainly smashed Calvinism to the ground. To the place where it ought to have its right balance, under the works of sanctification, the second work of grace. Nazarenes carried it on,
and along come the Pentecostals then next and the baptism of the Holy Spirit moving on up into higher heights.
And now, when the brethren received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, they said, "This is the summit; this is all of it." But, brethren, that's wrong. See? There is no summit to God's power. We move on and on and on;
it's the unlimited resources of God has never been tapped yet, blessings and powers that we know nothing about. It's never been even revealed to Archangels, is laying just ahead for His church that will believe. "For eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has it entered the hearts of men, what God has for them in store that love Him."
So, let's move up and claim our rights. As God opens the gates and swings out the welcome mat, let's move on up into deeper depths and never colonize ourselves, to organize ourselves, and to get into a place where
"We believe this and that's all."
Let's believe this plus how much more we can hear from God. I think that ought to be the motive of every man and woman that loves the Lord Jesus, to receive all that you can from the hand of His bountiful mercies.
The truth of God keeps moving on. More gets revealed. Not new doctrines, but a deeper insight into the doctrines.
59-1216 WHAT IS THE HOLY GHOST
As soon as one revival's over, God raises up another, and throws more light, just keeps moving like that.
With the internet and ZOOM meetings, God can now join isolated individuals together.
God keeps moving on and revealing more details. No church can bind God to what they know.
59-1216 WHAT IS THE HOLY GHOST
Now, the Spirit of God has worked under justification under Luther,
sanctification under Wesley, the baptism of the Holy Ghost under Pentecost; and here It is in the last day performing and doing the very same things that It did when It was in Christ. What is it?
The church and Christ has become One.
And as soon as They connect together, that last link,
she'll go through the sky shouting.
Up will come Wesley, Luther, all the rest of them back in those days there.
The shout will be the shout of the Bride individuals when they can prove the truth from the King James Bible because we see Jesus as the revealed Word of God in our day. We will only see Him as a Man when He takes the Bride to Heaven.
62-1111 WHY I AM AGAINST ORGANIZED RELIGION
After the Message of "Come out of her!" "After these things," watch,
"is the shout of the Bride saints, with the Bridegroom, going to the Marriage of the Lamb."
How close are we then, brother? What's the last call? Come out of Babylon!
Now, my brethren, that's the reason I'm against it. It's unscriptural. It's unorthodox. It's been proven to be false. God is not in it, He never was, He never will be. Now, I ain't saying there's not people in these organizations, that's where the church was made up of. But, as long as you stay into that system, you're a part of it.
The shout was not brother Branham proving his message from Scripture.
The shout is when the Bride individuals can prove his message from Scripture.
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.
One month before he died and brother Branham was still waiting for the shout in the future.
59-1216 WHAT IS THE HOLY GHOST
He that's first will be last; he that's last will be first; and there'll come the resurrection.
We're at the end time. Listen. That's what the Holy Ghost does:
the Holy Ghost by justification (See?), just a light shadow of It; the Holy Ghost by sanctification, a little deeper shadow of It;
the Holy Ghost by the baptism of It, a deeper shadow; now the Holy Ghost by the restoration of Its very Person being in here, forming signs and wonders like He did at the beginning.
It is the same Holy Ghost revealing more and more of Himself in each of the last three church ages.
The mysteries of God and the mystery of God
Then they made a church, and today them church men deny everything that John Wesley stood for. John Wesley preached Divine healing. John Wesley believed in the baptism of the Spirit. John Wesley believed in all the restoration of the gifts. John Wesley, Martin Luther, many of those great men spoke in tongues and interpreted. And today you would speak in tongues in a Methodist church or a Lutheran church, they'd kick you out the door. What's the matter? Right in the time where we ought to be placing sons, what is the matter?
They have adopted something else, because they don't know the mystery of God.
The mystery of God is that the Holy Ghost would give Luther a portion of the Spirit for Justification, Wesley a deeper portion of the Spirit for sanctification, and Pentecost a deeper portion of the Spirit for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Then brother Branham taught us that understanding the revealed mysteries of Scripture requires an even deeper portion of the Holy Spirit. That takes our modern church back to the beliefs of the first church age.
Wisdom, knowledge, Faith are the main manifestations of the Holy Spirit when we are born again in the end-time.
Supernatural gifts are wonderful but are not proof of being born-again.
MATTHEW 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Knowing the Will of God from His revealed Bible mysteries is more important than impressive supernatural gifts.
MATTHEW 7:22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
These people were greatly skilled in the supernatural.
MATTHEW 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
But they did not understand the Bible mysteries. Thus, they did not understand the way God thinks today. So, they do not know God.
63-0623 STANDING IN THE GAP
And at the sounding of the seventh angel's Message,
all the mysteries of God would be made known.
Then come seven mysterious thunders.
A huge mistake made by message people who follow William Branham. They think that the revealed mysteries include the seven Thunders.
Many Christians have had the tendency to acquire characteristics of the world around them.
Ekklesia (church) means called out, not conform to.
We must not conform to a message group that elevates brother Branham from being the voice of the seventh angel until he becomes the Voice of God. The Voice of God is never promised in the New Testament.
We must first understand the written mysteries that brother Branham revealed.
The unwritten mysteries are not our responsibility.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
But think, now he wrote this, but 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 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, 'cause 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 stagger us.
It will be totally different to anything that we can imagine. It will change our physical bodies after the resurrection because we cannot be raptured in these bodies of ours.
A loud voice of a church leader produces conformity and people think strength lies in numbers. Do not be fooled.
Shut out the noise of human opinions and focus on the requirements that are written in Scripture.
We find it hard to imagine what a new reality will look like, so we fear the future and cling to our present system. But the future we did not forsee will happen. And it will catch us unprepared and uncertain. We must know where we are in Scripture.
In the 5th church age, Martin Luther restored salvation by grace through faith in 1520.
The people got saved but many were viciously killed in the Catholic counter-reformation that lasted until 1648. Millions died. More damage was done to Germany than what was done in the First World War. The Holy Ghost for that fifth church age gave the people enough courage to withstand the brutal and deadly Catholic backlash, although they knew very little truth. Those people knew about 30% of the truth (as a rough estimate).
In the 6th church age, John Wesley, around 1750, got the people saved but then he revealed holiness and outreach that led to tens of thousands of missionaries leaving Great Britain. So, in his day the sleeping virgins got saved but the Bride, received more of the Holy Ghost and had to live holy and become missionaries who lived in dangerous circumstances. Those who stayed behind had a great zeal to support missionary work.
In the day of John Wesley, the Bride had to have more of the Holy Spirit than what the age of Luther had.
But salvation, holiness, and missionary work was as far as they could go. They knew about 60% of the truth but the Holy Spirit gave them the courage to stand up for holiness in a corrupt and drunken world that practiced slavery and cold-blooded looting of the colonies.
In the 7th church age, there were two stages.
Saved people who lived holy lives restored the gifts of the Holy Spirit when they were baptized with the Holy Ghost or born again. This was the Pentecostal revival that broke out in 1906 in America.
JOHN 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The emphasis of God was first on the Spirit-gifts then on the Bible-truth as brother Branham revealed the mysteries of God between 1947 and 1965.
The foolish virgins in the churches are those are saved from hell. Some will also live holy as that requires more of the Holy Spirit. Some will also have Spirit-gifts which require even more of the Holy Spirit. But today, exercising the gifts of the Spirit is always outstanding but it is no longer sufficient evidence of being born again or Spirit-filled.
MATTHEW 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
The Will of the Father is our situational awareness. Do you know what God wants done today?
Do you know that the King James Bible is perfect? Do you know that we are heading back to the beliefs of the New Testament church of the apostles?
MATTHEW 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Impressive supernatural gifts do not impress God anymore. We must also know the truth. Jesus is the Word of God, the King James Bible. If we cannot understand the mysteries of the Bible, then we cannot understand the Will of Jesus. Thus, we do not know Jesus.
MATTHEW 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Iniquity is doing what we know to be wrong. Spiritually gifted Christians know that they are wrong when there are parts of the Bible that they cannot understand and which they have no desire to understand because it contradicts their beliefs.
But then they make a bigger mistake when they condemn the people who can explain those mysteries.
Supernatural gifts are no longer enough to make a person a member of the Bride today. We also have to be able to understand the revealed mysteries of the King James Bible.
By relying on supernatural gifts, these Christians remained part of the foolish virgins who will miss the Coming of the Lord.
So, what does God want for today?
First, He expects us to know the mysteries (plural) of God.
Secondly, we must discover the mystery (singular) of God.
LUKE 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God:
These are the mysteries (plural) that brother Branham revealed in 18 years of preaching. They enable us to understand the Bible.
But that is not the final purpose of his ministry. We need direction. Situational awareness makes us aware of what direction we are heading in. What is our target that we are aiming at, in this end-time.
REVELATION 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The mystery (singular) of God is that the final seed that is harvested is the same as the seed that was first planted.
Our spiritual direction must be that we are restored back to what the first church age of the apostles believed. Local churches were ruled by groups of local elders. A local church did not have one man as its head.
I PETER 5:1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you,
taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
:3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Born again means an exodus back to the first church age
MATTHEW 17:11And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Born again today means that we are able to understand the written mysteries of Scripture in such a way that the knowledge of the King James Bible takes us back to the beliefs of the first church age that wrote the New Testament.
A maize seed is planted first in the early church and then grows through different stages in the other church ages where the church looked completely different.
In the end, the seventh church age is totally condemned in Scripture. Not one end-time parable nor one end-time prophecy says anything good about the end-time church.
A final message comes to the believers from Heaven. This is the voice of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
REVELATION 18:4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people,
This refers to message-churches as well as the denominational-churches. God is sick of all the churches.
The message of brother Branham has to take us out of the church of the Laodiceans and restore us back to the beliefs of the first church. That is the only church that God trusts as it was established by apostles that Jesus trained. In addition, they never had all the subtle errors nor the blatant sins that the modern churches face.
Only those who are involved in that restoration journey have experienced being born-again in our last days.
Fortunately, all those who foolishly miss the situational awareness of where we are and where we should be going, will still be saved if they have truly repented. But they will not be caught up to Heaven as part of the Bride because they lack the wisdom to understand the truth. They will perish in the horror of great Tribulation, but they will be spared on Judgement Day.
The biggest requirement of God for us today is that we can understand the truth.
DANIEL 12:10 Many shall be purified,
and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand;
but the wise shall understand.
Good works cannot save us from hell.
PHILIPPIANS 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
We have to work hard and study the Bible in order to understand it well enough to escape great Tribulation.
We will have to endure persecution and rejection because we have to work out what the Scriptural truth is,
so that we can be saved from great Tribulation.
Great Tribulation will be 3.5 years of intense terror and horror as all the people who got saved before it started, but who are fooled by church errors, will be killed.