Two unchangeable things about which God cannot lie
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- Many thought John the Baptist was the Messiah
- The physical Body of Jesus is in Heaven
- Consider two meetings of Melchizedek with Abraham
- We need a prophet to restore us to the apostles
- Abraham met Melchizedek as the High Priest
- The second coming of Melchizedek
Many thought John the Baptist was the Messiah
Modern churches no longer line up with the Bible.
Christians openly say that there are mistakes and contradictions in the King James Version of the Bible.
We need, somehow, to know that we are believing the truth and not just one of the numerous unscriptural errors that are so prominent in the complacent churches.
The parable of the ten virgins (clean women representing saved churchgoers) in Matthew Chapter 25 says that they are all fast asleep just before the Lord comes. Both the wise and the foolish Christians sleep smugly and contentedly, lulled by their Sunday feel-good sermons.
MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
However, there are two unalterable facts that we must acknowledge if we are to claim that we have the truth.
Genesis, in the life of Abraham, must give us clues to both the First Coming and the Second Coming of Jesus. These are the two main events in human history.
Abraham, who was a prophet, twice met the mysterious Melchizedek.
Melchizadek first appeared as a Priest with bread and wine symbolizing the First Coming of Christ at the Last Supper that He had with His disciples.
Then Melchizadek appeared the second time to tell Abraham of the future and also discerned the thoughts of Sarah to Abraham just before the destruction of Sodom and the coming of the promised son, Isaac. This symbolized conditions just before the Second Coming of Christ.
The First Coming of Jesus revolved around His death, burial, and resurrection in order to pay for our sins.
40 days after His resurrection Jesus ascended up to Heaven.
The Old Testament saints resurrected just after the resurrection of Jesus.
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.
Before those final events of His First Coming happened, Jesus had to be revealed as a Man amongst men when He was pointed out by the prophet-forerunner John the Baptist.
Then Jesus was able to make His thoughts known to the people by speaking to them.
Those who wanted a political Messiah to throw out the cruel Romans could never adjust their way of thinking to understand what Jesus was saying. Thus they never understood Him and ended up rejecting Him.
Because Jesus is God in the flesh, His First Coming involved a virgin birth as well as the fact that He never made a mistake nor ever sinned.
No human being can repeat those three facts.
John the Baptist was a great prophet but there were problems with his ministry.
What were the problems with John the Baptist's ministry?
His ministry was so powerful that people thought John was the Christ.
JOHN 1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
John confessed that he was Christ (anointed) but quickly corrected the people who thought he was the Christ (the anointed One).
Message-people call brother Branham the Son of man. That is wrong. He is a son of man, a prophet.
Only Jesus is the Son of man.
Calling brother Branham "the Son of man" promotes him to the Godhead. That is a deity doctrine. Turning a man into God. The first western man to be elevated like that was Alexander the Great. Because of his great military success, the Greeks thought that he was god in the flesh. That Greek spirit is still with us today.
Paul so powerfully healed a lame man in Lystra that the pagans said that he was a god.
ACTS 14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
If you claim that brother Branham is Jesus come down to us in the likeness of a man, then you think just like the pagans did.
John's disciples rejoiced in the light of John's quotes and ignored Jesus, the Word.
JOHN 5:35 He [John the Baptist] was a burning and a shining light: and ye [John's disciples] were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
John's disciples were so impressed with the light of his quotes that they never moved on to follow the Light of Jesus Who is the Word.
Andrew was the only disciple of John who became one of the original 12 disciples of Jesus.
So, being an ardent disciple of John's quotes did not help John's disciples to follow Jesus Who is the Word.
John's disciples preferred saying, "I have a quote ..." rather than saying, "It is written".
When John made a serious mistake, his disciples believed his mistake because they had been fooled into thinking that nobody was allowed to correct the prophet.
John said that he doubted that Jesus was the Messiah because Jesus was not involved in stopping Roman cruelty which was the big political issue of that day. That was a massive mistake. Religious people lose sight of God's Will because they are distracted by political hatreds and injustice.
But John's disciples hung onto this wrong quote of John instead of seeing in the Scriptures what was written of Jesus.
They thought their safety depended on believing that every quote of John was infallible.
MATTHEW 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
Then, to make it worse, as Jesus the Word began to speak the disciples of John continued to walk away.
MATTHEW 11: 7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes ...
The Bible never mentions these two disciples of John again.
Today, message-believers walk away from the Bible if a quote disagrees with the Bible.
History repeats itself.
All these mistakes will appear at the end-time amongst the followers or disciples of the end-time prophet.
That is Satan's very clever plan to undermine the powerful ministry of William Branham. Brother Branham's devoted followers will be fooled into denominating around his quotes and exalting him to the Godhead as the "Voice of God" while they ignore Scriptural accuracy. "Voice of God" is not mentioned in the New Testament.
By misinterpreting and splicing quotes, the message-believers, like so many of John's disciples, are unable to understand the thoughts of Jesus as they are expressed in the King James Bible. That is why Message-believers are becoming increasingly Bible-illiterate.
Jesus was crucified as a Man at His First Coming.
Today, as we approach His Second Coming, Jesus is crucified by the unscriptural doctrines of the preachers.
Today we meet Jesus as the revealed Word, not as a Man.
Message-preachers who claim the man William Branham is Jesus Christ in the flesh as a man are deceiving the people. Fooled Christians are part of the Foolish Virgins, not the Bride.
63-0707 THE INDICTMENT
Where is He crucified at? From the pastors. You hypocrites.
64-0830 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.3
To make me the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, would be an antichrist.
Promoting brother Branham to be the "Voice of God" instead of just recognizing him as the "voice of the seventh angel" is a most serious error.
Never be involved in anything that is antichrist.
The physical Body of Jesus is in Heaven
So, how can Jesus be revealed to us at the end-time just before His Second Coming?
He cannot be revealed to us as a Man because His human Body is in Heaven.
Jesus will be made known to us as the revealed Word.
Jesus is the Word of God. He is the King James Version of the Bible because that tells us His thoughts. You cannot separate a person from their thoughts. What you think (forehead) governs your actions (hand) and that determines who you are.
Thus, whatever you say about the King James Bible you are actually saying about Jesus, because those are His thoughts.
To have a firm foundation for your faith you must regard the King James Bible as the infallible and absolute truth. There are no faults in Jesus and His thinking.
You must change your thinking to line up with the King James Bible.
If you change the King James Bible to line up with your thinking, then you are being fooled.
If you can understand the Bible when you read It, then you are in tune with the thoughts of Jesus that are expressed in the words of Scripture.
You have to understand the Bible verses in order to be part of the Bride, the Wise Virgins.
DANIEL 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and
sealed till the time of the end.
: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.
If there is much of Scripture that you cannot puzzle out then His thoughts have never been revealed to you. Thus you do not know how He thinks and you actually know very little of Him. This makes you part of the Foolish Virgins. Saved, but fooled by man-made church theories.
If there are Scriptures that you contradict or ignore then you are rejecting Jesus. When you ignore or contradict a person's thoughts and thus reject those thoughts then you are rejecting the person.
Just before the Second Coming Jesus will be pointed out to us as the revealed mysteries of the Bible that can be finally understood.
The fullness of God will not be revealed in a man or as a man.
If we do not understand the Bible then our thinking is not in tune with the thoughts of Jesus.
Thus we are not following His way of thinking because only the Bible tells us what Jesus is thinking.
So, who are we following?
The pastor who preaches to us.
But he, or she, also does not understand much of the Bible.
Thus, in terms of the deeper mysteries, it is the blind leading the blind.
The ditch that the blind will fall into is the gruesome time of great Tribulation.
The awful and senseless destruction of the cities in Ukraine in 2022 gave us a preview of the future great Tribulation.
Consider two meetings of Melchizedek with Abraham
These symbolize two very important times when God intervened in the events of the church.
The first was when Jesus appeared as a Man and died for us.
At that stage, Jesus came to save us from our sins at Calvary.
The second was a prophetic ministry to get us to understand Jesus as the revealed mysteries of Scripture. Only then could we be restored back to the truth of the early apostolic New Testament church.
At this stage, Jesus as the revealed Bible mysteries comes to save us from the soon-coming great Tribulation.
HEBREWS 6:18 That by two immutable things,
in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Two events occurred between God and Abraham as an unchanging preview that will be repeated by the Gentile church.
Both events involved the mystery man called Melchizedek.
Melchizedek is the Hebrew spelling. Melchisedec is the Greek spelling.
When Melchizadek first met Abraham, that event prophesied of the time of the First Coming of Jesus when He gave out bread and wine at the Last Supper that He had with His disciples.
The second event was when Melchizadek met Abraham and prophesied of the coming of the promised son, Isaac and the Sodom-like state of the earth. In addition, Melchizadek discerned thoughts of Sarah's heart. That symbolizes what will happen before the Second Coming of Jesus.
There are 45000 different denominations and churches today, all different. But they all profess to be correct. So, something is obviously wrong.
Over 100 different versions of the Bible in English have been written. This adds to the confusion. We live in a turbulent age with the 2020 - 2022 COVID-19 pandemic and then Putin’s brutal 2022 attack on Ukraine. These events were unexpected but impacted our lives. Today’s events catch us by surprise because we do not really know what is going on behind the scenes. Further proof that we are spiritually fast asleep.
We need to stop being distracted by world events and focus on being ready for the Second Coming of Jesus. What must we do to be better prepared? The Bible must give us clues.
The Second Coming of the Lord is like a Capstone coming down on a pyramid.
In order for everything to be in the correct place, there are two crucial positions that must line up with each other.
Most critical is the foundation layer of the first church age as that has to be in the correct position.
Jesus trained the disciples so that they, as the apostles, could do that work correctly.
Then Jesus brought in Paul to establish the foundation.
I CORINTHIANS 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
The second crucial position is the top layer formed by the 7th church age.
This has to be exactly in position so as to be ready to receive the Capstone, which is the Coming of the Lord.
The only role that we can play in the last or seventh church age is to make sure that we agree with the original apostles.
Paul is the masterbuilder. No modern-day preacher can dare to alter or disagree with what Paul wrote.
Modern-day preachers are deceivers unless they are explaining to us the mysteries of the New Testament that are based on the Old Testament.
Bible truth has to start in Genesis and then run through the Bible until it is revealed in the Book of Revelation.
Almost nobody does that anymore.
We need a prophet to restore us to the apostles
Jesus told us of an end-time prophet who would not create his own doctrines and opinions. This prophet would restore us back to the original apostolic truth by revealing the mysteries of Scripture to us.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
This is not talking about a prophet with the novelty of new ideas and speculations that are little better than spiritual froth and bubbles. Rather, he will be a prophet who explains the ancient truths of Scripture to us.
A prophet messenger has to reveal the mysteries of Scripture so that we can understand what the first church believed.
Our age is not supposed to be a search for new and novel church ideas that are simply dead-end diversions. We are not to be distracted by the short-term and vicious consequences of mankind’s endless wars and pestilences. An even bigger distraction is the man-made beliefs that flood our churches with unscriptural ideas. Christmas. Good Friday. Trinity. The pastor is the head of the church. We know what the seven thunders are. William Branham is the Voice of God.
So, the modern church world looks like this.
We need to find our true Scriptural position.
Our primary focus must be on being restored to the ancient truths of the New Testament church. Nothing else that we do is of any long-term value.
Zeal and the supernatural Pentecostal gifts have been such an important help to many people. But they do not guarantee that the people who manifest these amazing gifts are ready for the Lord’s return.
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.
Praising Jesus is good but is no guarantee. These people call Him “Lord” twice which emphasizes that Jesus is Lord. But they still do not make it.
Doing the Will of God is vital. What is the Will of God at the end time?
Understanding the revealed Scriptures.
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?
These Pentecostal people have had impressive displays of supernatural power. But they will not make it.
MATTHEW 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Iniquity is doing something that you know is wrong.
They know deep down that at the end God expects us to have a revelation of the revealed Bible truths.
The eagle is known for its brilliant eyesight.
We are in need of a much deeper insight into the mysteries of the Bible.
And church people know that there is much of Scripture that they simply do not understand. But they prefer to huddle complacently in their comfortable churches and ignore their cloak of Bible-ignorance.
The reason that Jesus has not as yet returned is because all the different churches have shifted away from the original New Testament beliefs as written in the King James Version of the Bible. All the churches are diverging into a multitude of different directions.
Abraham met Melchizedek as the High Priest
By appearing as Melchizedek, God set a pattern in the Old Testament to guide our thinking.
The first meeting established Melchizedek as the High Priest.
The clue lay in the bread and wine that He gave to Abraham.
This is an obvious reference to the Last Supper held by Jesus and the disciples.
This first meeting symbolizes the foundation of the New Testament faith where everything focuses on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
GENESIS 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
Breaking bread was a symbol of the Body of Jesus that would die. If bread is left for too long it goes mouldy and corrupts.
That is why Jesus has to resurrect back to Life before three days were complete to make sure that His Body never saw corruption.
Wine has a spirit of life in it which means that it does not die as the quality of the wine improves if it is left to mature for a longer time in a sealed bottle.
The wine thus represents the Life in the Blood of Jesus that resurrected back to Life on the third day.
The bread and wine represent the First Coming of Jesus when He died, was buried, and resurrected back to Life in order to save us from hell by dying for our sins.
This was also symbolized by Joseph (who was a symbol of Christ) in prison together with a baker and a butler who both had a dream.
Joseph interpreted the dream of the baker who carried bread in three baskets on his head. The birds came and ate from the top basket. This symbolized the death of the baker after three days.
The butler dreamed of a vine with three branches carrying ripe grapes. Joseph interpreted this as saying that he would be released from jail to serve Pharaoh after three days.
Bread was associated with death and wine with life in this illustration from the life of Joseph. Joseph was loved by his father and hated by his brothers because his life symbolized the ministry of Jesus Who was hated by His brethren the Jews but loved by God the Father.
Who is this Melchizedek?
To match all the Scriptures about Him we have to conclude that the invisible Spirit of God simply picked up a handful of dust and created a body for Himself. Stepping into this body, God went down as Melchizedek to meet Abraham.
When the visit was over, God returned to Heaven, and the Body that He had made just returned to being a handful of dust again.
The fact that Abraham paid Him tithes showed that Abraham recognized Him as being God.
But Melchizedek was not a Kinsman Redeemer as He had never been born of a woman. Jesus would be the Kinsman Redeemer where God would fully indwell the Person of Jesus.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Jesus then had to follow the law of nature.
JOHN 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Jesus is the Word of God, and God’s Word is a Seed.
LUKE 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Like a Seed, Jesus had to die and be buried in the earth for three days and nights, symbolized by an ordinary seed that has to be planted or buried in the earth before it can germinate into a new plant. First, the leaves grow, then the tassles and the pollen, then the husk. Finally, the new seeds ripen that are identical to the planted seed. Only then does the harvest occur. Only the last stage of the plant is identical to the planted seed.
The church also had to die like a seed to germinate new life
The church had to go through seven stages during which Jesus was the High Priest of the order of Melchizedek.
The church started well under the original apostles who taught the New Testament. This was the first church age that faded out around AD 170 because by then each church accepted a man (either a priest or a Bishop) as the head of the church.
Then the churches died during the next three stages under human leadership and unscriptural beliefs as described in Revelation Chapter 2.
Evil means moving away from the teachings of the original apostles.
Allowing human leaders (Bishops) to rule the churches by AD 170 meant that the churches (in this second church age) took their eyes off Jesus and followed men. Accepting the unscriptural word “Trinity” at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 (in the third church age) killed the love of Bible truth. Churches became unscriptural and the truth was buried in the dirt of the Dark Ages (church age 4).
Then the church was restored during the last three stages.
Live is Evil turned around. Moving now towards the teachings of the original church.
Martin Luther in Germany taught salvation by faith alone (in church age 5) as the leaves of Bible truth began to grow. The King James Bible was translated by 47 scholars and then checked for over 150 years before being finally published in England in 1769, just before the great missionary age started.
The holiness and outreach teachings of John Wesley (in church age 6) in England led to the great missionary age as the pollen of the Gospel spread around the world. Tens of thousands of missionaries left England to take the King James Bible around the world. Thus the King James Bible was the foundation of this incredible missionary movement
In church age 7, the Pentecostal gifts were restored in the early 1900s to form a protective husk around the truth of the Bible mysteries. The Bride must use those revelations to understand the Bible and be restored back to the beliefs of the original apostles who established the first church age.
The rest of the saved Christians will be fooled by their church errors into remaining ignorant and thus being unable to fit all the Bible verses together. For them, the Bible mysteries will remain mysteries. Being fooled by their complacent churchianity into believing things that are not Scriptural, they are unable to explain many Bible verses and symbols. They are referred to as the foolish virgins. Clean women who cannot understand much of the Bible.
A woman represents a church.
They got saved by faith in Christ alone. But they take their eyes off Christ as the Word of God when they criticize the King James Version of the Bible (KJV). Whatever you say about the King James Bible, you are saying about Jesus because He is the Word made flesh. The KJV tells us His thoughts. Criticize the thoughts of Jesus and you cannot be part of His Bride. Jesus is perfect. So, you have to believe that the King James Bible is the Absolute and infallible truth.
During these seven church ages, Christ has been the High Priest of the true believers.
That is why Melchizedek first appeared to Abraham as the High Priest.
By repenting and accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, the people were saved from hell by Jesus as He alone is the High Priest with power over life and death.
Each repentant believer becomes a priest of the order of Melchizedek.
REVELATION 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
REVELATION 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
In the Old Testament, there never was a priest who was above another priest.
The only person who was above a priest was the High Priest.
Jesus Christ is the High Priest during the seven church ages.
Thus, after the death of the original apostles, the church made the fatal mistake of elevating a man to be the head of a church.
Those who elevate a holy man above the congregation (also called the laity) are known as the Nicolaitans.
The Greek word "nikos" means “victory”. Conquering the “laity” and making them subject to the church leader.
The Bishop emerged as the one-man church head or leader of each church.
A priest was made the head of a church. The Bishop became the head of the priests. The church organization was growing. Then a minister was the head of a church. Then a vicar was the head of a church. Today it is the pastor who claims to be the head of the church. Different titles to enable them to have power over the people.
This is how the tares got sown into the church.
All this is unscriptural as Christ is the head of the church. You cannot have one priest above other priests.
EPHESIANS 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
The church is the body of Christ. Jesus alone can save the Christians.
The second coming of Melchizedek
Melchizedek met Abraham a second time, just before the destruction of Sodom.
This was also just before the coming of the promised son Isaac.
Conditions were complex and God, again in a human body made from the dust, had to visit Abraham to inform him of future events and what His plans were.
The important issue was to tell Abraham that his promised son was now due.
The coming of the promised son Isaac was symbolic of the Second Coming of Christ.
Before that could happen, Abraham and Sarah had to have their bodies changed back to young people again.
Before Jesus returns, the Archangel of Revelation 10 will come down to perform the resurrection of the dead saints from the 7 church ages.
Then the seven Thunders utter to show the living Bride how to change their bodies.
Only then, when all the Bride are in immortal bodies, can they be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
Proof that the 90-year-old Sarah had been changed into a young woman again is found in Genesis Chapter 20. Immediately after Melchizedek left, Abraham and Sarah travelled south to Gerar where Abimelech, the king of Gerar, wanted to marry Sarah. He would not have been interested in marrying a 90-year old woman. Sarah had been transformed into a beautiful young woman again.
That symbolized the living Bride being transformed into young people in their immortal bodies, just before Jesus comes.
GENESIS 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him [Abraham] in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
"The LORD" is Yahweh or Jehovah.
God created a dust body for Himself so that the Spirit of God could appear as a Man.
GENESIS 18:2 And he [Abraham] lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
:3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Abraham was not a Trinitarian. He saw three People but said, "My Lord".
Abraham realized that there is only one Person Who is God. The other two were angels.
This illustrates that before the Second Coming of Jesus the true believers must realize that there is no Trinity of three Persons in the Godhead. Jesus is the Almighty God.
The scene is set.
God appears as a man to Abraham, the prophet, to speak to him.
God reveals that Isaac will soon be born from Sarah. The promised son will be revealed.
At the end time, this symbolizes that Christ will be revealed in the mysteries of His Word so that we can understand His Word.
Sarah, sitting in the tent hears this, and inwardly doubts because she looked at her present condition of being too old.
She knew nothing of God's plan to transform her into a young woman again.
Then God did a remarkable thing. He revealed Sarah's thoughts to Abraham.
I KINGS 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
Only God knows how to discern the thoughts of the human heart.
Jesus discerned the thoughts of Nathaniel, a Jew, who was a friend of Philip.
He also discerned the thoughts of the Samaritan woman at the well.
But Jesus never discerned the thoughts of a Gentile at His First Coming.
That is because Jesus did not come for the Gentiles at His First Coming.
So, just before His Second Coming, the Spirit of God will discern the thoughts of Gentile people. This
Sarah, a woman, represents the end-time Gentile church before the destruction of the world that has fallen into a Sodomite condition.
Abraham, the prophet, represents the end-time prophet to the Gentile church.
God then stands near to Abraham and discerns Sarah's thoughts.
By 1958 brother Branham had already been revealing the Presence of the invisible Son of man Who was manifest by God discerning the thoughts of people's hearts.
1958-0109 THE CALLED OUT
The Son of man has already come from glory and is revealing Himself for the past few years to His Church in mercy, showing them His great Presence,
doing the same things that He did when He was here on earth, revealing Himself like He did to Abraham. Before the destruction, He has come now in mercy, revealing Himself to the Church. It's being laughed at and scoffed at. The next time He reveals Hisself, it'll be in judgment on the world and the nations that's forgot God and sinned their way of grace--their day of grace, rather, away. Because they have forgotten God. And they're doing the same thing that they did to the Angel of the Lord back there, mocking and making fun of it. But He's here now in mercy.
Now it is very easy to make a mistake as a lot of message-people have made.
They say that God in the body of flesh speaking to Abraham represents the fullness of God in brother Branham.
The fullness of God in a man would be a deity doctrine. Then brother Branham would actually be Jesus Christ.
But that is wrong. A deadly mistake that will knock you out of the Kingdom because saying that William Branham is Jesus Christ is an antichrist belief. John the Baptist also had to deny being "the Christ" because his ministry was so powerful that they also thought he was the Christ, the Messiah.
A major reason that the foolish virgins are fooled. They advance sufficiently to recognize the prophet who is the forerunner and are then fooled into thinking that the prophet is the Christ. The Christ was born of a virgin and never sinned and never made a mistake. William Branham could not do those three things.
1965-0718 SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON
But, now, God has promised us these things in the last days. In Malachi 4, said that Jesus Christ would come down and impersonate Himself in human flesh like He did at Sodom. That's right. And said the world would be in a Sodom condition. And said, "As it was then, the Son of man will be revealed that day." See, this Man that come down in the form of a man, which was "Elohim," by Abraham, before this promised son came. Look what it was, Abraham said it was God. And the Bible said there was three man came to him, dust on their clothes, travel, set down and eat like man. And Jesus said, "Just at the time the world gets in a Sodom condition, then the Son of man would reveal Himself again," not Son of God. Son of man, see, would reveal Himself.
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. The Seven Seals would be broken.
Here brother Branham makes a deeper point. The Son of man is revealed when we are brought back to understanding the Bible the way the first church understood it.
In other words, Jesus is not revealed to us as a man with flesh and blood.
His blood was shed at Calvary.
Jesus is revealed to us as the written Word and we only have that revelation when we are able to understand the Word.
63-0319 THE SECOND SEAL
But when this awful deceiving spirit (Oh, man.) incarnated spirit, this doctrine spirit became incarnated to take the place of Christ into a man, it must be worshipped then--turned to be a worship like Christ.
Never think that William Branham is Christ.
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.
Brother Branham, as the seventh angel, is revealing to us the Son of man from Scripture.
Instead of Jesus just being the second Person of the Godhead, we can now see Him as Lord God Almighty.
REVELATION 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God,
and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty;
just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
The Lamb is Lord God Almighty.
REVELATION 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?
for thou only art holy:
Only Jesus is holy. If the Father and the Holy Ghost are separate people, then they are not holy.
1965-0725 THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
Notice, the very day when this messenger... Not when he starts on, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying;
Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed.
No more, there is no more higher order to reveal the Word, than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be vindicated is by the Word.
And, remember, the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals, to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word.
Do you see it?
62-0318 THE SPOKEN WORD IS THE ORIGINAL SEED 1
My mission, I believe, that God has called me for. I have to say some personal things today, because that's what I told you I'd do, see, and tell the world. My mission, I believe, to the earth, is (what?) is to forerun the coming Word, see, the coming Word which is Christ.
Brother Branham does not introduce Christ as a Man. John the Baptist did that.
Brother Branham introduces Christ as the revealed Word. The Bible that can be understood.
60-0331 FROM THAT TIME
Now, if Jesus was here, tonight, in a visible form, then it would be wrong. If Jesus Christ stood on this pulpit tonight, the Jesus Christ of Heaven, stood on this pulpit tonight and claimed to be Jesus Christ, He'd be an antichrist. It's exactly He'd be. For when Jesus comes, the Rapture takes place. "As the light cometh from the east even to the west, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man."
Only antichrist can claim that a man behind the pulpit is Christ.
Because Jesus is still in Heaven.
A very serious mistake was made when Message-preachers imagined that the fullness of God was in brother Branham. They used the type from the Old Testament that the fullness of God in a Man, Melchizadek, stood near to Abraham and discerned Sarah's thoughts to Abraham.
Sarah, a woman, represented the Gentile church.
Abraham the prophet represented the prophet brother Branham.
Then Melchizadek, Who was God, stood near to Abraham and revealed the thoughts of Sarah.
Thus the Spirit of God was not fully in brother Branham. That would make him the Christ.
The fullness of God was next to brother Branham, using his voice as the people's thoughts were discerned.
In 1933 the Pillar of Fire appeared above brother Branham as he baptized in the Ohio River.
The Pillar of Fire (God) appeared near to him as he spoke in Houston in 1950, as is shown in the next photograph.
65-0725 The Anointed Ones At The End Time
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.
[the fullness of God was not in brother Branham but was near him]
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.
Brother Branham is not the Son of man. He came to reveal the Son of man in Scripture.
William Branham is neither God nor 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.
Brother Branham is the voice of the seventh angel who came to reveal Christ in His Word so that we can understand the Bible.
63-1110 HE THAT IS IN YOU
Believe all the Message. Believe That.
If it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.
We must only believe the quotes that can be proven from the Bible.