The Parousia of I Thessalonians 4:16

(Based upon notes compiled by Brian Kocourek)

Who The Messenger Is - Section V

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1-2.)

Now remember, were at the end time. And remember this as I close to pray in a minute. Don't forget! Hear me, Tabernacle! And if this tape's still going, hear me, world, or where it'll go, there'll rise a sign, a true sign. Maybe it's already risen, and it's overlooked. A true sign that God has always given that's overlooked ... Let's pray. (True Sign That's Overlooked - 61-1112.)

There will come a messenger in the last days, will guide the people back to the first-fruit, back to the original faith. Grant it, Lord, that that great Messenger among us now, the great Christ, the Holy Spirit made vivid, made understanding, opening up the Word and revealing It to us, may He guide them back to the original Pentecostal faith. (Feast of Trumpets - 64-0719.1M.)

You say, "Then, Brother Branham, if Christ is on earth today, a real servant would take him to Him, Christ." Well, Christ is here in the form of the Word; and the Word brings Life, because He is the Word. Christ is the Word. Yes, sir! He is the Word Himself. The true servant always takes you to the Word...Now, He is the Word with It's true interpretation. (We Would See Jesus - 61-1224.2E.)

Look, the Word of the Lord comes to the prophet. John was the prophet of the hour. He was standing in the water, declaring that the Messiah was already among them, somewhere. He would know it by a sign. And when the Messiah, being the Word, He came into the water, to the prophet, the Word coming to the prophet! Jesus said, in these days, He said, "He," which is a personal pronoun, "He the Holy Ghost, when He has come upon you, come to you, He will show you these things I've taught you, and will show you things to come." Remains the same thing.

The Holy Spirit is the Prophet among us today. The Holy Spirit is the Prophet. Daniel was a prophet. The words of God, the Bible, was invested to Daniel, to manifest to the people that God still lived. And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile his investment. Oh, if the church could only do that (Investments - 63-1116.1B.)

The Prophet of the day is this Word. That's right. The Prophet, today, is not all these here different.. There's a Methodist prophet, a Baptist prophet, a Pentecostal prophet, all kinds of prophets around, across the country. But still remains: there's One True Prophet, the same yesterday, today, and forever. That's right. Jesus Christ! And He is the Word. That's right. He is the Word: the Anointed Word of the hour. (Who Do You Say This Is? - 64-1227.)

Some say Brother Branham is the Son of man. I thought the Pillar of Fire was the Son of man. Am I mistaken?

Well, that's a good question, very good. But I am not the Son of man, but a son of man. There's quite a difference. Jesus Christ was the Son of man, the Son of God, the Son of man, the Son of David.

So I am not the—the—the anointed Son of man. (Questions & Answers - 64-0823.2E.)

We know Christ is always the Messenger to the Church. Alright. He is called a Pillar of Fire, the Angel of the Covenant and so forth. (Seals - 63-0318.)

But in the days (days) of the voice of the seventh angel...That last angel—earthly angel. This Angel come down from Heaven. Wasn't Him. He come from Heaven, but He's speaking here the voice of the Seventh Angel. Which angel means a messenger. Anybody knows that. And the messenger to the church age... (Seals - 63-0318.)

May you always bear that in mind: to be a gem in the Crown of Jesus Christ. Paul said to the church, "You are the jewels, gems of His Crown." We want to be the gems of the Crown of Jesus Christ. We don't want never put a man in it. You forget anything about me. I am your brother, a sinner saved by grace, not fit to live; that's exactly the truth, and I ain't saying that to be humble; that's facts. There is nothing in me, not one sound thing at all. But the grace of God has let my poor dimming eyes look beyond the Curtain of Time and see those things yonder, and I come back...

There's no great man among us. We're not great man, not great women, we're all brothers and sisters, all the same in the same bracket. We're no great. One don't make one greater than the other one—not a thing at all to do. No, sir! But we're just all human beings. Don't try to interpret the things. Don't try to do anything more than just live a close life, giving praise and honor to Jesus Christ. Everybody understand that now? Love Him with all your heart. Do you do it? (Seals - 63-0324.2E.)

It has been written that He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do you believe that? I believe it with all of my heart. He's just waiting, now, to be called on the scene. (Calling Jesus On the Scene - 64-0319.)

Our prophet is Jesus Christ. (Doing God a Service - 65-0718M.)

You let the Holy Spirit—He is the prophet of the day. Let Him come into your heart right now, and examine with the Word of God, and the doubts about the message will be all dissolved. He dissolves all the doubts. You'll find out, it is exactly on the Word for this day. (Invisible Union - 65-1125.)

Now, He promised that, so that sets the Bible just exactly to this day, and the Sodom and Gomorrah. And Elijah was not... That wasn't Elijah, that was the Spirit of God on Elijah; Elijah was just a man. Now, we've had Elijahs, and Elijahs' coats, and Elijahs' mantles, and Elijahs' everything. But the Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Luke 17:30, says the Son of man is to reveal Himself among His people. Not a man, God! But it'll come through a prophet. (Trying To Do God a Service - 65-1127.1M.)

Revelation 10 just a moment, so you'll get an understanding before we get into it. Now, this is at the end-time, for listen: I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, ... If you notice that's Christ, see, because He in the Old Testament was called the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the Jews now, for the Church is finished. All right, and his face ... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: (Seals - 63-0317.2E.)

In the very day that the Son of man is revealed, Revelation 10:1-7, 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 (Anointed Ones, 65-0725.1M.)

That same Jesus Christ is here. He is the Messenger. He is. Here He is, the Message, and He is the Messenger here to identify His Message, I'm not the Messenger. He is the Messenger, and This is the Message. And if you've got a spirit that disagrees with That how can it be the Messenger of the Message? Only the Token will identify It. Amen. (The Token - 64-0308.)

Now I am just your brother by the grace of God, but when the angel of the Lord moves down, it becomes then a voice of God to you. Maybe if I offended you by saying that, forgive me, but I felt that might have been resented—But I am God's voice to you. see, I say that again! That time was under inspiration you see. And I felt bad about the first time, but It repeated it! (Faith Without Works Is Dead - 51-0505E.)

What we need today is anointed messengers from God! "He has raised from the dead! He's the same yesterday, today, and forever!" That's the Message of the day.

It's your attitude, friends. Did not He say it? You've got to believe it, friends. You, don't believe me, I'm a man; but you believe what I'm telling you, believe the Message. If you don't believe the messenger, believe the Message. If a man walked in the room there, with a telegram, no matter who, what the man looked like or who he was, big or little, you believe what's on the telegram, not the man. God sent me to tell you. I have a Message. God sent me to tell you that He is risen from the dead, that He is here this morning. He has proved it by signs and wonders, that He is here. (Go Tell - 60-0417.2M.)

The Holy Ghost is the prophet. "When He the Holy Ghost is come upon you, He will reveal, or teach you, show you. These things that I've told you has all been in a riddle, you don't understand them now because it's not for your age now. But when the Holy Ghost is come, He will make those things live out, right to the promise. Not only that, but He will show you things that is to come." (Super Sign - 63-1129.)

Hear me—not my Message but His Message that He firmly declares to be the Truth.

That same God's right here now. That's the same One; He promised these things. And if He promised them, He certainly is able to do them. (Birth Pains - 65-0124.)

And today, what we have among us, this great Holy Spirit is more than a prophet. It's God manifested among us with His Word to prove it. Does more than a prophet—thousand times more than the prophets do. (Third Exodus - 63-0630.1M.)

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