In Matthew 24:36 we discover there were many things Jesus did not know when He was on earth. They were known "only by the Father." John 8:28, "After My crucifixion, you will realize that I am He for whom you seek, and that I do nothing of My own accord: but speak exactly as My Father has taught Me" (John 15:15; 16:26).
After Jesus' ascension, the Father revealed these hidden things to Him as we learn from the Book of Revelation, and Jesus revealed them by His angel to his prophet John through a series of visions over a two year period.
Revelation 1:1-3, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him, to show His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it through His angel to His servant John: who recorded the Word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, and all things that he saw in the visions. Blessed is he who reads this prophecy aloud in the assemblies, and they who hear and keep the things which are written: for the time for their fulfillment is at hand."
The Book of Revelation is a prophecy whose secret meaning is hidden beneath Old Testament symbols. Many visions Jesus showed John had earlier been shown to Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel at different stages of their fulfillment. For instance, when Daniel saw the placing of the twenty-four thrones they were empty as the twelve New Testament elders had not been called (Daniel 7:9). Jesus told Peter and His disciples, "You're the ones" (Matthew 19:27-28). Sixty-five years later when the vision was shown to John all twenty four elders were seated (Revelation 4:4).
The Lord Jesus spoke with John by personal inspiration from AD95-96 while he recorded the revelation communicated by His "angel" or messenger in symbols. Throughout this time John was physically imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos while spiritually his soul was caught up into a channel of revelation wherein a succession of visions over two years foretold the workings of Christ and Antichrist as they built their respective kingdoms from Pentecost to the Day of the Lord. It is most important to our understanding of the Book of Revelation that we realize that the Lord Jesus did not reveal these mysteries to John directly but through the ministry of His "angel".
Digressing just for a moment I wish to comment briefly on the kingdom of Darkness because I know that some of you may be confused if I do not explain that it is a church kingdom. We tend to think of Satan's kingdom as comprising the atheist, the absolute unbeliever, wicked criminal types, heathens and communists. Generally speaking this is correct, but these folk have either consciously taken the decision to reject the Laws of God and moral society, or never had the opportunity to receive Christ (which is a different matter again). Satan already has his own children in the sons of Cain whose motto is, "By way of deceit thou shalt do war." By deploying "the lie" of II Thessalonians 2:7-13 Satan plans to destroy the sons of Adam who are potentially God's children. Satan seeks worship due only to the Son of God. Antichrist is religious, he is an impersonatorso close to absolute Truth he would almost deceive the very elect, but of course that is impossible.
Satan is building up a false church kingdom that has a form of godliness but denies the power thereofhaving replaced revelation with the wisdom of creed and dogma. That is the mark of the beast, and he's as subtle in spiritually seducing the minds of nominal Christians from the simplicity of the Gospel as he was when he incarnate the Serpent in Eden to physically seduce the first Adam's wife (II Corinthians 11:2). He's an impersonator of Christianity. His ministers don't deny the Bible, they preach it; almost 99% of it. But one word off is the kingdom of Satan and death today as it was in the Garden of Eden when he persuaded Eve to receive his intellectual reasoning in the stead of God's Word.
"I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9). If Satan was behind the Jews who were hailing the early Christians into court, then the Jews are not of God's religion but the Devil's. Their gathering is also of the synagogue of Satan. And if the Roman Catholic church killed the multitudes of believers in the Dark Ages, yes and in all Ages, then they are of the Devil and belong to Satan also. So do her daughter churches. Oh they protested once and ran away from mother Rome, but now they are all going back home again.
And if you think this is shocking, just wait until the prophecy of Revelation 13 is fulfilled. It is strikingly true that the United States of America is in that chapter. In the image that is mentioned in this chapter will be found all the wickedness of the beast that was before it. As the beast rose at the Nicene Council so the image will come out of the World Council of Churches with all ungodly and satanic power to vent the anger of Satan upon the true vine of God; it will be a repeat performance of all diabolical cunning and cruelty.
"God loves you so much, Eve. He loves all the Baptists and the Catholics, the Presbyterians and Assemblies of God so much. You won't surely die, just because you each preach a different gospel." That's a lie brethren. That's the hiss of the serpent, the hiss of the Ecumenical Movement, World Council of Churches and the Charismatic Renewal (so-called). Be careful! Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Paul said Christians "should all speak the same thing," and that in the end time God would gather the saints in "the unity of the faith" which Jesus said would be restored by the prophet of Malachi 4 and Matthew 17:11.
The kingdom of Satan is religious. It is the world with God's Name on it. Never forget that and remember Christ's enemies are always those in His own household of supposed faith. It is the church that is apostate in the end-time. This apostate church, not communism, will martyr the tribulation saints. God has allowed Communism to rise to destroy the false church (Revelation 18) as He allowed Nebuchadnezzar to rise up destroy and the chosen people of that day when they went into idolatry proving they were not chosen. Communism is not dead, watch its Easter revival. Russia will soon attack and invade the USA. That's not my thought, but THUS SAITH THE LORD by the "angel" who spoke with John in Revelation 13.
Daniel was told to "shut up the words and seal the Book to the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4). Although in Revelation 1:19 the Lord told John, "Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter," when he was about to write "those things which the seven thunders uttered" he was commanded, like Daniel, to "Seal up and write them not" (Revelation 10:4).
Paul described the condition of society and the church in the time of the end (II Timothy 3-4); so did Jesus (Luke 17:20-37). Sodomy, incontinence, unruly children, seductive clergy spirits, domineering female spirits, divorce, apostasy and the spirit of communism pervading even the church; great advances in science, massive construction projects, independence among the tribes and kindreds, intermarriage between the east and the west, and a vindicated prophet to the Church. "But in the days of the Voice of the Seventh Angel . . . the mystery of God should be finished, as He spoke by His servants the prophets" (Revelation 10:7). So the "time of the end" is when Christ has completed His Mediatorial ministry, fulfilled Revelation chapters 4 and 5, claimed the Book of Redemption, opened its Seven Seals and revealed them to the "angel" of the Laodicean Church Age (Revelation 3:14; 10:7).
Through the centuries many godly men have probed at this Book of Revelation and though some of them have uncovered truths, without exception the interpretations of every one of them included error. When God told Daniel, "the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end," He meant what He said. If the Devil who is the sum of intellectual wisdom could not work it out, theologians certainly won't outwit God. Revelation 1:3 tells us this is a "prophecy," and since THUS SAITH THE LORD comes only to a prophet (Genesis 40:8; II Peter 1:20-21). God must send us a vindicated prophet.
Other than the Lord Jesus, there was only one (1) man to whom the mysteries of the Book of Revelation were revealed: the "angel" of Revelation 1:1. This "angel" is the prophet-messenger to the Seventh Church Age. This messenger does two things. One: according to Malachi 4 he will restore the hearts of the children to the apostolic faith. Two: he will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be these divinely revealed 'mystery truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to their Pentecostal fathers.
In his visions John saw the prophet God promised to send to the Church before the end of the Gentile dispensation (Amos 3:6-8). His Message would call the elect out of the world into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. John heard him preach under inspiration the mystery of how Christ redeemed the saints of each New Testament dispensation while he delivered The Revelation of the Seven Seals to His people in Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA from March 17 to 24, 1963. (These sermons are available on cassette and also in transcripts in many languages).
When John began to write down the mystery he saw and heard in the vision of Revelation 10, Jesus forbade him, saying, "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not . . . 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 has declared to His servants the prophets" (Revelation 10:4, 7).
This was also what Jesus told His disciples in Acts 1:6-7 when they asked, "Will you at this time establish the millennium, or restore the kingdom to Israel?" And He said, "It is not for you to know times or seasons" of the dispensations within the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast, for at that time it would have been unprofitable for the infant Church to know they would have a two thousand year delay while He called to His elect. Such knowledge would have quenched their zeal! Today churches don't even believe in Church Ages yet their Bible schools teach the Pentecostal Feast types the Gentile dispensation. Those Ages have all passed, and they know it not. Unbelief has magnified as knowledge has increased.
After seeing this preview of all the future history of man's day, the Day of the Lord, millennium, White Throne Judgment, and even the new heavens and new earth, John was so overcome he actually tried to worship this angel. But he said, "See you do it not: for I am your fellow servanta sinner saved by graceand of your brethren the prophets, and of them who keep the sayings of this Book: worship God" (Revelation 22:8-9).
This "angel" or messenger who "signified" all these things to John was the man we know as our Brother William Marrion Branham (1909-1965). He was the only man to whom the Lord Jesus revealed these things. It was Brother Branham John saw and heard when he was caught up in the Spirit to 1963, as the Lord Jesus inspired these things to His "angel".
Many in Christian circles cannot contemplate John the Divine prostrating himself before a sinner saved by grace. Perhaps they would forgive his mistake were this a supernatural being, but we know that the worship of all angels is forbidden (Colossians 2:18). Spirits never die, and God never changes: the Gospel of John speaks of John the Baptist, the Elijah of Malachi 3, the last "angel" to Israel before Messiah. John confirms that messengers sent from the Pharisee denomination were prepared to worship John as Messiah! So perhaps it is not strange in our day that well-meaning but misguided men should make a similar misjudgment in their willingness to worship the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 as foretold in Revelation 22:8-9 where John represents the end-time Bride of Christ as he does throughout the Book of Revelation.
God has always veiled Himself behind skin. In Genesis 18 God veiled Himself behind the sinless flesh of a created Man and proved He was the Word by "discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts" (Hebrews 4:12). That was not Jesus Christ; He would be begotten of a virgin 2,000 years later, it was the Father of the Son of God veiled in created flesh. Abraham worshipped Him as Elohim. The same Person veiled Himself behind badger skins in the Tabernacle of Witness.
At the end of the Old Testament the Gospels tell how the Word was made (sinless) flesh and virgin born. This was Jesus Christ, "the beginning of the creation of God." The Old Testament declared Messiah would be Emmanuelnot a second or third person but God with us. When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan, Elohim came to His temple (Malachi 3:1; John 1:29-34) and identified Himself by the same sign; that's how the believers knew Jesus was their Messiah (John 1:42, 45-50; 4:16-26; Hebrews 4:12).
That's how Jesus Christ identified Himself to the Hebrews and Samaritans yesterday, at the end of their dispensation. Did you know He promised to reveal Himself to the Gentiles at the end of our dispensation by the same sign? God is no respecter of persons. In Luke 17:30 Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Lot, so shall it be in the day when the Son of man, (not Son of God or son of Smith, but Son of Adam), is revealed".
"As it was in the days of Lot" the world is in a Sodom condition; homosexuality is unashamedly open and accepted within certain non-Christian sectors of society including churches that ordain homosexual ministers. And once again three angels have visitedBilly Graham and Oral Robertspreached a Message of salvation for those who like righteous Lot will come out of spiritual Sodom and be purged during the tribulation before our Gentile civilization is destroyed by fire and hailstones from heaven like the Gentile cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30; Matthew 25:6; II Peter 3:3-10).
Veiled behind the created flesh of the third Angel God declared Himself to His elect separated from Sodom and called out from the world as "the Word" by "discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts" (Genesis 18-19; Hebrews 4:12). He declared Himself by the same sign veiled behind the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Messiah. And as Jesus foretold God has veiled Himself behind the flesh of a third angel in these last days, a sinner saved by grace, declaring by the same sign "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8).
Round the world God revealed Jesus behind the veil of His humble prophet William Branham. Not in some hidden place but before single congregations of hundreds of thousands. Many, many times the dead were raised, sight was restored to the blind, the deaf heard, and the Gospel was preached without compromise. You can read of this ministry in any Bible Book Shop. And although most accounts are by his critics, if you read between the lines there is not one instance where God failed to vindicate His servant. In one such account published in New Wine Magazine (December 1978, Vol. 10 No. 11, p. 4 7, 22-24) the Rev. Ern Baxter, Brother Branham's campaign manager in the early years wrote:
"He was received gladly by the common people because of the MANIFESTATION OF GOD in his ministry. But to most ministers he was an enigma from the very beginning. First of all, he was theologically, as well as academically, illiterate. When he would speak, his English grammar was bad and his theology worse. A lot of ministers gnashed their teeth and wrung their hands when he preached. One of the reasons I joined him was to try to articulate and provide an apologetic for his ministry . . . Branham never once made a mistake with the word of knowledge in all the years I was with him. That covers, in my case, thousands of instances".
Sounds Scriptural, doesn't it? Brother Baxter didn't understand that it was the ministers' man-made theology that was wrong, and that's why Christ was a Mediator in those days. The Bible and God's prophet are correctthat's why God has called His children out from every denomination through the latter ministry of His prophet (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 14:9-11; 18:1-4). Instead of Bible faith, Rev. Baxter's yardstick was denominational learning.
Jesus told His disciples they would die cruel deaths (John 15:18 16:2; 21:18). But false doctrine begun as rumour said that John would live to see the second Coming. And this was before Jesus had ascended. If you were not aware of this, read John 21:15-25. Now the doctrine was untrue, but that did not make Peter or John false prophets.
The Judaeo-Roman Catholic church claims to be Peter's disciple although they have never observed the water baptism he commanded as a Christian's first-work let alone his other teachings. But did this make Peter a false prophet? And because millions of nominal Christians preach error does this make Jesus and Paul false prophets? If you visit the churches that follow William Branham's Message you will find most of the Brethren are scholars who clearly see the Scriptural vindication of his prophetic ministry, but some without faith have created their own quite original doctrines. Should this detract from Brother Branham's ministry? There are those who actually believe he was Jesus Christ. When He found people baptizing in his name, he quit the ministry until they repented of their error. He had no wish to become an antichrist. Those who prove all things by God's Word will not be dismayed by the mistakes of others.
Perhaps we can understand how a people not well-grounded in the faith might be confused by one whose ministry raised the dead, healed the sick and displayed the Messianic sign. Better to be one of these sincere though misguided souls than a self-righteous sinner so blind as to reject the ministry of a man approved of God among us by many great signs. Of course these men were wrong, but Scripture foretold some, overwhelmed by the supernatural accompanying his ministry, would mistake William Branham for the Lord Jesus Christ. This error and the prophet's rebuke had to come to pass, not only as a stumbling stone to self-righteous skeptics but to fulfill prophecy (Matthew 11:25-27; Revelation 22:6-9).
God sometimes uses one man to symbolize many men. In the Book of Revelation, John types Christ's end-time Bride who will not see death, unlike the Pentecostal and Church Age saints who will enter the Presence via the grace.
In Ezekiel 4 the prophet represented in turn the ten tribes of Israel, then the two tribes of Judah. In Ezekiel 37, there were two sticks; one represented the whole House of Israel, the other the whole House of Judah. And in Matthew 17 the Lord took three witnesses up on the mountain where in a vision they previewed the second Coming of Jesus preceded by Moses and Elijah. Peter, James, and John represented the 144,000 elect Israelites, Moses the resurrected New Testament saints, and Elijah Christ's translated Bride of the end-time. God used the Hebrew menorah or seven-branched lampstand to represent the Seven Church Ages, each one lamp representing thousands of saints who would be baptized into the body of Christ in that Age. Jesus Christ represented every elect of Adam's race, so is it strange that one man can represent or symbolize many men?
John represented or symbolized the end-time Bride, called out of Laodicea into the Light God is revealing now, what Peter termed "the present Truth." In Revelation chapter 1 we find the Bride is caught up in the Spirit by the revelation of the seventh angel's Message into the time of the first resurrection. In the flesh we are living at the end of the Day of Grace, but our souls are raptured by faith into the yet future Day of the Lord to the time after the Seventh Trump has sounded and the Gentile dispensation is ended with plagues about to fall, followed by the millennium and White Throne Judgment.
In Revelation 1:12-20 the Bride looks back into the past to see a symbol of the fulfillment of I Corinthians 15:20-28. When John turned to see the Voice that spoke with him, the Voice and the Person were one and the same, he beheld "one like the Son of man" which is the Voice transformed into the glorified Bride drawn out from all Ages with sin and death under her feet. Through the Spiritual marriage union she is one with her Husband and bears His Name, Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus is "the Word" (John 1:1-3), the great Voice had the same urgency of appeal as Israel's trumpet for it is the Gospel Trumpet sounding forth the Word of prophecy to make us aware of and prepared for what is coming upon the earth. That Voice once sounded forth God's Word in the Garden of Eden and upon Mount Sinai and was heard in the excellent glory upon the Mount of Transfiguration. This time it is sounding to the Seven Church Ages with a complete and final revelation of Jesus Christ. This certain sound will reproduce "one like the Son of man" (Ephesians 4:13).
As further proof that this vision is set after the Seven Church Ages have ended, Christ's Office is no longer Son of God and Mediator but Son of man and Judge, He has come to judge the nations, (the heathens, or sinners). The golden girdle is no longer around His waist where the priest must wear it as he ministers to God in the Holiest Place, but around His shoulders, for He is not now priest but Judge. His service has been rendered. The priesthood is over. The days of the prophecy are finished. He stands girt as the Judge. Now John 5:22 has come to pass, "For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son . . . Know you not that the saints shall judge the world?"
When He comes the books will be opened. That is when even the lukewarm church and the five foolish virgin will appear. He will separate the sheep from the goats. This is a picture of the judgment for the "sound of many waters" is the voices of the multitudes of witnesses who by the Holy Spirit through the Ages have testified to Christ and preached His Gospel. It will be the voice of every man rising up against the sinner who would not take warning. All of them were the voice of Jesus Christ by the Holy Ghost down through the Ages (John 17:20). Daniel 7:9-14 describes the same vision of the Lord coming in clouds as the Judge opening the books and judging out of them.
I wish to mention one more observation before we return to our subject. Did you notice Jesus identified in the churches of all Ages calls Himself, "Alpha and Omega, the first and the last." He is the Word once delivered to the apostolic saints at the beginning and the same Word restored to the Bride at the end"that which is perfect"not the PART-Word of the Seven Church Ages that were in between. That's why He was a Mediator. Don't forget that.
So the "angel" revealed the mystery of the Seven Church Ages to the end time Bride, placing the history of Christ and Antichrist in the context of Scripture so the Bride will have a clear understanding of her position in the Body and what Jesus is doing now. If we can see which of the promises and prophecies are already fulfilled, we can read what remains to be fulfilled and recognize our day and its Message and identify our position in the Body. Jesus promised the Spirit of Truth will guide us into all Truth and reveal what God is going to do in our day.
We learn from Revelation 4:1 that after the Seven Church Ages are over, the Bride is still on earth and the door of Grace remains open for us. Representing the Bride, John is again caught up in the Spirit of revelation to see things which come to pass immediately after the Church Ages have ended. The Mercy Seat with its restraining Blood has become a Judgment Seat where sits an angry God. Before the Throne as seven lamps of fire stand the seven portions of the Spirit that baptized the Church Age saints into the Body. Intercession has ended, all seven lampstands have been lit, the elect Church is finished and redemption is over. The end-time Bride was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary, and when the last member recognizes her place in the Word and enters her position in the Body the first Resurrection will commence. Symbols of judgment proceed from the throne: "lightnings and thunderings and voices."
In Revelation 5 the elders call for a Kinsman Redeemer. The Bride weeps in desperation because if no man comes forward all will be lost. One of the elders says, "Weep not: behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Son of David has overcome." Looking around expecting to see the King, we see instead a bleeding bloody Lamb which had lain on the sacrifice altar as a memorial for 2,000 years. He could not fully redeem all of His elect at Calvary because the majority was predestinated to the Church Ages where faith was in part and He had to intercede for their ignorance until the last one was washed in the Blood and baptized into the Kingdom. That took place in 1963.
Boldly Jesus advanced to the Throne, He claimed the Book of Life which is the Title Deed to the dominion Adam forfeited and sat down. Now He is King of kings and Judge. Revelation 5:7 is Ephesians 4:30. The day the Book was claimed and revealed by the worthy Heir was the Day of our Redemption and "time" or delay for mediation was no more (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:6) because the Church Age saints are redeemed, mediation is over, and as the end-time Bride was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary the Day of our Redemption was when Christ took the Book in 1963.
In Revelation 10:1-6 "Another mighty Angel came down from heaven, clothed with a cloud and the rainbow sign of the Covenant was upon His head . . . and He had in His hand a little Book open" the same Book which was closed in Revelation 5. This, fellow Bible Believers and Brethren, was (past tense) the second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. This transpired in 1963. It was a symbol just as Zechariah 14:3-4 is a symbol. The second Coming is not Jesus of Nazareth or any other man, it is Christ the Word. He returned in W_O_R_D Form through the mouth of His prophet. His "Angel" comes to His Bride.
As John the Baptist foreran the Lord's first Coming, Brother Branham's Message foreran and introduced His second Coming. The "angel" to the Seventh Church Age introduced Christ, the Fullness of the Word, by finishing the mystery of God.
In Revelation 5 Christ took the Book, opened its Seven Seals and in Revelation 10 He descended in the Office Son of Man with the open Book. He revealed the mysteries to His prophet who preached them as they were inspired to Him, thus finishing the mystery of God. Christ is the mystery of God revealed by His second Coming through the mouth of His prophet. In Revelation 10:8 the Voice spoke to John as "me," Christ's end-time Bride saying, "Go take the little Book which is open in the hand of the Angel who has judged Rome, the beast of the sea, and the beast from the earth"USA and the Protestants".
Did the Voice direct us to Brother Branham? No! His work is finished! His job was to restore the "Alpha" faith which was the original Seed Word from the beginning. His commission was to "finish the mystery of God" which brought back Jesus Christ the fullness of the Word for "Omega" faith at the end. There were only seven "angels" to the Church, William Branham was the last. "That which is perfect," the fullness of the Spirit on the fullness of the Word, is Emmanuel: "God with us" again. Now Brother Branham must decrease so this mighty Angel who came down from heaven may increase. This was why God took Brother Branham from us as in earlier days he had taken John the Baptist.
The Voice tells the Bride "go and take" the Book. It does not say "ask," for it is our new birthright by virtue of faith in Christ. Do you see how God has used John as a symbol to represent all of the members of Christ's end-time Bride?
No more earthly angels. In obedience the Bride takes her revelation direct from the hand of Christ, the mighty Angel who came down from heaven, and "eats it up" or becomes one with the Word as symbolized by unleavened bread and wine we take at the Lord's Supper. As we become one flesh in a natural union, we become Word of His Word and Spirit of His Spirit in our invisible marriage union with Christ. Oh what sweet stimulation of revelation! How our hearts burn within us as He opens up the Scriptures. It was great whilst we were receiving it, but once He had opened our eyes that Word demanded obedience and the Life of Christ on display. That was bitter; it meant separation from the world and rejection by worldly church friends whose "form of godliness" is without faith. The Lord commanded, "My Bride, you must share this prophesy concerning many peoples and nations, and tongues, and kings".
In Revelation 22:10-21 the "angel" of the seventh Church Age says to the Bride, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book, for the time is at hand:" intercession is over, I am no longer a Mediator, the Full Word is revealed and restored to bring My Bride to perfect faith for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still . . . Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter the City . . . And the Spirit and the Bride say the same thing, because they are in perfect agreement as Jesus prayed in Gethsemane. No one who hears the revelation of the Seventh Angel and adds to his prophecy will be in the Bride but will go through the tribulation, and whosoever diminishes ought therefrom will be lost" (Revelation 10:8-11; 19:7-9; 22:10-21).
God promised He would restore the faith. And as the Word comes only to a prophet, the "seventh angel" had to be a prophet. >Peter said in Acts 3:23, that the soul who refuses the Message of this "angel" will not be restored, and according to Revelation 22:10-21, cannot be in the economy of God.
The Trumpet Voice of Luther's Message sired the Bride of Sardis. Wesley's Message quickened the Philadelphia Age Bride, and faith in the Pentecostal Message conceived the Laodicean saints. There was no way into the Body of Christ, never any possibility of being born-again outside faith in the present Truth. The "rapture" is a process of coming into oneness with God (the Word) by faith or a clear understanding in the revelation that came by the prophet or "seventh angel," a sinner saved by Grace.
God Bless you Bible Believers. Take your time. God knows I am preaching in "shorthand" as it were, and that it may take a little study before you can absorb the depth of understanding He is trying to impart through these services. You who are denominational ministers will find it easier to place these Scriptures if you empty yourself of man-made concepts learned in Bible school. You who are not ministers should be attending a Christian Church with a pastor genuinely born of the Spirit of God and teaching these things, not someone appointed by an organization.
My prayers are with you all. Be patient with this ministry, praying for guidance and by His grace God will unveil anything not fully understood at this time. Read your Bible and pray, and study the transcripts of the prophet's Message which are available throughout the world in many languages. I can only preach what the Lord has revealed through His prophet and confirmed to me in His Word. You are personally responsible to prove these things in your own Bible, to make sure you are receiving the Holy Spirit and His thoughts by faith. Though my teaching is God's Word, it can only profit if you receive it by faith and can prove every word in your Bible. I want your faith to rest in Him, not a man.
Have you received a clear revelation of the true oneness of God and been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ? If you don't have that faith and have not obeyed this firstwork you cannot expect the Holy Spirit to guide you into the truth of His Word. First things first, ABC's before algebra.
Remember Revelation 10:8-11, take your faith from Christ and prophesy again through the fax, modem, mail, and the spoken word. Most importantly, let the evidence of the Life of Christ be seen living in you. bb920419.htm
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