The Third Seal

Good evening, friends.  Let us stand now just a moment for prayer as  we
bow our heads.

Our Heavenly Father, as we hear that beautiful hymn, we--we're thinking,
Lord,  that  You're near; and we pray that You'll  receive  us  tonight,
Lord,  as  Your children--forgiving all of our sins and  trespasses  and
giving us of Thy blessings as we are needy people.

And  in this great hour that we're now living and we see yearly it  gets
darker and darker to the world, and the coming of the Lord gets brighter
and brighter as He reveals Himself in the--in His Word and in His  mani-
festation.  We have come again tonight, Lord, to attempt of this meeting
and to pray Thee to open to us, Lord, this Third Seal of this Book  that
it  might be known to us that we would know what to do and how  to  live
and how to be better Christians.

I pray, God, that You'll make every unchristian in here tonight  realize
their  need of You.  Grant it.  And I pray, Heavenly Father, that  every
borned again Christian will realize that he must live closer than he has
in  the  past that we might all be in that unity of Christian  love  and

Grant that every sick person in our midst will be healed tonight,  Lord.
They do realize their need of You. And I pray, Father, that You'll bless
everything  that's done or said to Your honor and glory, in Jesus'  Name
we ask it. Amen.

Again  tonight we have assembled together again for this, the  Wednesday
night  of  the  week, and we're trusting the Lord tonight  for  a  great
outpouring of His blessings upon His Word.  And today I have been study-
ing as usual and trying to think of the things that would be more appro-
priate  to say and the--how to say it and then depending on the Lord  to
give  to me the interpretation and meaning of this Word that's  written.
And  I am grateful to Him for what He has done for us through  the  week
that we... the opening of these Seals.

Now,  perhaps  it would be a good thing if Sunday morning...  You  know,
many times we don't mean to be misunderstood, but you know, you get that
way.  And... So maybe Sunday morning, if all who has a question in their
mind  concerning  it, would write it out and give it on  the  desk  here
Saturday night so I can see what it is, and then I will try to answer it
for you Sunday morning, the Lord willing.

I  think  that  would  be better than what  we  were  planning,  because
sometimes  it's misunderstood, you know; and so that way I--it would  be
better that I would get it straight, you know.  It would be just what it
should be, because sometime, now...

Someone  called today and said that I--that... called up and  wanted  to
know if it was true that when the Rapture'd taken place, there'd only be
one in Jeffersonville and one in New York and the rest of them overseas.
So... See, it was just misunderstood.

Then  someone said that Saturday night if the Lord give to us  the  last
Seal, then Jesus would be here Sunday morning.  See.  So, it's a...  you
see, you don't... that isn't so.  It isn't... We don't know... If anyone
tells  you that they know when He is coming, you know they are wrong  to
begin with, because no one knows that. But we want to live today like it
was right now.

I  am going to try to turn you around for a minute, so be ready.  I  be-
lieve Jesus will come within less than three minutes from right  now--of
His time.  Do you know how long that would be?--about thirty-five years.
See, a thousand years is only one day with Him.  So when you hear... The
apostle back here said, "The time is at hand."  Over here, "The time  is
at hand." The apostle said that in Revelation. Do you know how long that
has been? That hasn't--that was just yesterday to God--not even two days
yet.  And  see, if it's three minutes, less than three  minutes  of  His
coming; (see, that would be thirty years, about, to us, or something  on
that order) and look how--at what three minutes would be to Him.   He is
already rising up to come! So, we...

Sometimes  when you read here He is speaking in the terms of  the  Word,
see--not  in  our  terms.  And then if I knew  He  was  coming  tomorrow
night--tomorrow night, tomorrow I would study and ask Him to give me the
Message  for  the Fourth Seal, and I come down here preach it  just  the
same. See? I want to be doing every day just what I would be doing if He
come.  And I don't know no other better place than to be caught right at
the post of duty--at the post of duty.  So we just keep carrying on till
He comes.

Sometime  when  we...  just read... Now, be real careful  and  when  you
read... get the tapes, listen to them real close, because you'll get  it
on  the  tape because they've been playing them tapes back  and  they're
really good and plain--so you'll get it clearer there.

Now  everybody  in  love with Christ, (I hope,  tonight)  and  everybody
loving  Him. I will tell you what sometimes what confuses the  people  -
that  someone that come in and didn't get the first part of the  service
you see, then they come in and hear you refer back, hit back at  someth-
ing, and then they take that what is said, and they didn't get the first
part; then it's all confusing to them, you see; then they do think  that
something was said different, but it isn't.

So if you've got a question that you don't understand, just write it  on
a piece of paper; lay it in anytime between now and Saturday night,  and
I  will  try Sunday morning to... If it's a little  puzzling;  you  say,
"Well,  I wonder just what this meant here; I didn't get it." (You  know
what I mean.)  Then I will try to answer it for you Sunday morning,  the
Lord willing.

Now, tonight we're going to read from this blessed old Word again in the
6th  chapter, and we start tonight with the Third Seal, and that is  the
5th verse, the 5th and 6th verse.   And tomorrow night we close the four
riders:  the white horse and the red horse, black horse and pale  horse.
And I want to say this, that each time, even 'til this morning  about...
I  get up real, real early and go to prayer before things stir and  just
keep on praying through the day.

But this morning early, the Holy Spirit came to where I was, and just as
plain as anything, I seen this other Seal open up, just exactly. Now, He
hears me, I know, and I'm very grateful.  Now, you'll just remember that
there  is  something  happening that I hope  you're  catching  it.  See?
There's  something happening.  I just want to test this church one  time
and  see  if they could actually pick up something  before  it  actually
taken place. Now remember, remember what I've told you, and may the Lord
help us.

Now in the 5th verse:

And  when  he had opened the third seal, I heard the  third  beast  say,
Come... see.  And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him
had a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts saying, A measure of
wheat  for  a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny;  but  see
thou hurt not the oil and... wine.

Now,  let's background this just a little bit on the Seals that we  have
passed,  because  just like in the church ages, why, we try  to  give  a
background to kind of lap it over 'til you could...  That's the way  the
ages  are actually in the Scripture--one laps the other one  over.  Just
like that--like climbing a ladder or climbing a step rather--one running
down to the other and coming back like that as you go up a step.

And now, this sealed--the... it's the Book of Redemption sealed, (Every-
body understands that?) and this Book is sealed with Seven Seals--it  is
a  Seven-sealed Book.  See.  And now, remember as we pictured it out  to
you,  and took it from Jeremiah and all.  Now they... when  you  have...
They  wrote  like this on a piece of script or paper  rather...  or  not
paper,  but it was hide, and they rolled it up like this.  Now,  that...
And  then the end of it was left like that--that denotes  what's  there.
Then  the  next one takes the same kind of position, rolls up  the  same
way--rolled  like  that--and then at the end here, it is torn  off  like
that and left another one. Well, that was the Seven-sealed Book.

Now we never had books like this till lately. The books in the old times
were scrolls. They were rolled up. And then when they'd want the subject
or anything like... if the Bible's rolled up--you want to read the  Book
of  Isaiah, you'd turn down here to Isaiah and unroll it like  that  and
read it. And this is a Seven-sealed Book of Redemption.

And now, we find that the Lamb comes out, takes the Book out of the hand
of  Him  that set upon the Throne and breaks the Seals and  loosens  the
Seals to the people.  And the four beasts sitting there that we took  in
the church ages, the same four beasts--you see them all the way  through
the  Scripture--and  they are the one who does the announcing  of  these
Seals being broke. Now... And we see it is a Book of Redemption.

Then we went back and got the Kinsman Redeemer and picked Him up to  see
what  His work was. And now for all these years, Christ has  been  doing
the Kinsman Redeemer work.  Now, all that understands that, say, "Amen."
He has been doing the work of the Kinsman Redeemer, but there will  come
a time that when the redeeming work will be over, and when the redeeming
work is over, then He leaves the Throne of God, where He is seated  now,
but that is not His Throne. "He that overcometh shall sit with Me in  My
Throne as I have overcome and have sat down on My Father's Throne." That
is  not His Throne.  That belongs to Spirit, God--Christ, the  Lamb.  It
doesn't belong to Him.  He is the incarnate God, see, which is the  same
God made incarnate.

Now  He rises from the seat.  First the announcement went  forth  for...
"Who  is able to come and take this Book of Redemption?"  See.  For  the
whole  plan  of redemption from Adam, all that Adam  lost...  there  was
nothing  lost  until  Adam, and after Adam all was lost  in  the  earth.
And...  Everything on the creation of the earth was lost, and everything
fell with Adam--crossed the chasm that no one could get back--no way  at
all.  Man,  when  he sinned, he left his way--he left no  way  back  for

And  then there--when this question was asked, John the  revelator  (the
prophet  John)  was in the vision and saw it, and there was  no  man  in
Heaven,  no  man on earth, no man beneath the earth or nobody  was  even
worthy to look at the Book. See?  Now just think of that!  Then the Lamb
comes  forward, and He takes the Book.   Now John was asked not to  weep
anymore.   He said, "Behold the Lion of Juda has prevailed, and  He  can
take the Book and open It!"  So he turned to look for a Lion, and he saw
a  Lamb.  The elder called... said, "A Lion has prevailed," but when  he
come and looked, it was a Lamb coming out from the Throne.

Now,  he'd never noticed that before.  Why?  He had been back  there  in
His...  doing  His  mediatorial  work,  for  He  was  bleeding  for  the
people--intercessing for the people until the last soul that was put  on
the  Lamb's  Book of Life before the foundation of the  world  come  in.
There  is just going to be so many of them there, and that's it.  That's
all.  The others won't even want to come in; they have no desire to come

And so then when that last soul comes in, then the time of redemption is
finished.  Then the Lamb comes forth to claim His rights to what He  has
redeemed, and that is all creation.  The earth and everything belongs to
Him. See?  He has redeemed it with His Own Blood. And when He come forth
to take this Book to open it, why... my, they was!...  John didn't  weep
anymore.  And he looked, and this Lamb was a slain Lamb.  It was already
been killed, but it was alive again.

And  now we found out that a slain lamb is a bloody  lamb--bleeding  all
over.  It has been slain.  After It had been slain, It had raised  again
and was sitting on the Throne, way back in behind the Throne like  this,
interceding for all those souls that would come.  Then when the last one
was  here and it was completed, God still held the Book  of  Redemption.
See. Now, He is just doing the Kinsman work now; like Boaz went down and
Ruth  was just sitting there waiting until Boaz... I mean Boaz done  the
kinsman redeeming work.

Do  you  remember  me preaching that not long ago?  Ruth  gleaning,  and
Ruth... whatever she did, and on down and the last thing was Ruth  wait-
ing.  Remember how I typed that in the Church.   While Boaz goes down to
do the kinsman redeeming work--he did it.   Kicked off his shoe and made
a testimony and redeemed Naomi and through there got Ruth.

Now, so Ruth was just waiting, because she had already labored.  She had
done  all of these other things, but she was waiting.  Now, and...  Then
when the Church is waiting, resting--many of them... most of them in the
dust of the earth, while He is doing His Kinsman Redeem work.

Now...  The world is still going worse, and sin is heaping up and  sick-
ness and trouble and death and sorrow. The godless man and godless women
die right down--cancer eats them up and everything else, when they can't
appropriate  enough faith to reach out there and take a hold of it.  Now
notice, but then after it was all over, after His interceding was  done,
He comes forth, takes the Book out of the hand of Him and then John  and
everything in Heaven, and began--the souls under the altar began scream-
ing  (we get that in the Sixth Seal again), and how they  rejoiced,  and
they'll fell down, the elders, and poured out the prayers of saints. The
souls  under the altar cried, "Worthy art You because You have  redeemed
us to God, and we are going back to earth to live as kings and priests."
Oh there was a great...

And  John  said everybody in Heaven, everything beneath the  earth,  and
everything heard him praising God about it.  John must've found his name
on there, you know... and all that time.

Then  he  said, "He is worthy to take the Book of Redemption."  Now,  it
doesn't belong back to the Judge anymore.   It belongs to the  Redeemer,
and He has done done the work of redemption.

Now  He  is going to show the church what He done.  See?  Then  He  just
takes... , but the Book is closed.  No one knowed at all.  They know  it
was  a Book of Redemption on it there, but it is to be revealed  in  the
last days according to Revelation 10.  The Seventh Angel is going to  be
given  the  Message  of that, because it said that in the  time  of  the
sounding  of the seventh church age--the Seventh Angel, when he  sounds,
all  the  mysteries of God should be finished up by his  sounding.  Then
after it is revealed, the Angel come down from Heaven, which was Christ,
(now remember, this angel is on earth, a messenger). Down comes Christ -
you  see Him in the 10th chapter of Revelation--puts one foot  upon  the
land  and  the other one on the sea--rainbow over His  head,  eyes  and,
like--and feet like fire and so forth--raises up His hand and swears  by
Him  that  lives forever and ever on the Throne, that time shall  be  no

And when He takes this oath, seven thunders utter their voices, and  the
writer...  which when John was taken up, was supposed to write  what  he
saw.  He started to write down.   He said, "Don't write  it,  because...
don't write that. It is an un..." He said, "Seal it up." What in?  "Seal
up; don't say it." See? It is to be revealed, but it is not even written
in the Word.  And then when He begin to open the Seals, we find out they
were all puzzling. See? When he opened the First Seal, he thought, "Now,
here  He's going to say `And it will come that So-and-so will  take  the
throne  and certain do this and this will do that.'"  But when  it  was,
here he has went off a white horse riding, and a rider on it. Well,  "He
had a bow in his hand, and he was given a crown after awhile," he  said.
That is all.

When  the  Lamb turned back again and pulled another Seal off  and  here
went out a black--a red horse rider. And he had a--given a sword, and he
was  going  to make war and given great power and take  peace  from  the
earth  and kill one another.  That was kind of a... still  a  mysterious
thing,  wasn't it? when He opened it up.  And then goes on and  said--in
the  day  just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries  here  are

Now  look, then we find out as we have been studying that  down  through
the ages we have had reformers, not prophets--reformers. And each office
carries its own work.  Just like a man that is a telephone  operator--he
isn't exactly an electrician.  He might do a little job at it. Like if a
man  is a lineman, well he certainly... a man is a post hole digger  and
never  did  do any line work, he had better keep off the  line,  but  he
might do a little patch up work or something.

But  when the real thing is to be revealed at the last day of  the  last
part of the church is when God has said that He would send to us accord-
ing to the Scriptures, and we have searched it through and through, that
He predicted that the Spirit of Elijah would return in some person.

Now, I think that has been made just as clear, and we--and we're looking
for  that to happen.   Somewhere an anointed person in the last days  to
rise up.   Now, you will hear a lot of fanatics and everything else, but
that just... just try to... It is the devil trying to take away from the
real one when he... See?  But it will be properly identified.   You know
what Elijah was, and watch that, and you will know. And then, when he...
Now, the Elect will know, not the others.   They sure won't do it.  They
will miss it a million miles. Like...

We have been through all that and showed how they missed John, how  they
missed  Elijah, how they missed Jesus, how they missed them all the  way
along,  and  they will do the same thing, because the  Bible  said  they
would. See.  So then, in that time it will be very humble. It will be so
simple.   That'll  what will make people fall away from it.  It  is  too
simple  for  them.  We find out that always when people  get  smart  and
educated and know a whole lot, then they just--that's just the kind that
misses it. See.

Jesus  never  took  them kind of people for--be His  disciple.  He  took
unlearned people--fishermen and nobody was connected with their churches
and  things.  He just got ordinary man--tax collectors and  farmers  and
fishers  and  so forth to do His work, see, because  they  know  they're
nothing, then He can make something out of them, see.   As long as  they
keep knowing that they are nothing, then God can work; but when they get
to  thinking they know something, then you don't know nothing  that  you
ought to know, the Bible says. We find that.

And  now  we find out then that these mysteries are supposed to  be  re-
vealed. And why didn't these other man: Wesley, Luther, and those  great
reformers  who brought out justification and sanctification, the  Pente-
costal  Age with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and  things--why  didn't
they catch these Messages?  Why didn't they get them?--because they were
reformers. See?

Just  like,  take  it on the other side, there was people  come  in  who
was... had power as kings but wasn't kings. See?  You have to notice the
Bible terminology of anything. See? Now, watch.  But the reason that all
the stray ends of the mysterious part about justification, the  mysteri-
ous  part of sanctification, the mysterious part of the Baptism  of  the
Holy Ghost and why... what kind did... did Eve eat an apple, or did  she
eat a pomegranate or something? See? Did... What was the serpent's seed?
Is  the Baptism in the Name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, or the  Name
of the Lord Jesus right? And oh, hundreds of those things that have been
left loose-ended. See?

And  then  in  the last hour this fellow is to come on  and  reveal  the
thing, see--take up the Scriptures. It will be properly identified. Yes,
sir.  And... Now, it won't be a great big thing now.  It looks like here
in the Bible it would be something big.

How  much  bigger it was when John was supposed to come down  there  and
baptize?   Just  think  now, the prophets back... all the  way  back  to
Isaiah,  Malachi and all of them spoke of him, when he would  come,  and
when  he did--just alone, old uneducated fellow with whiskers  all  over
his face and hair sticking out like a fuzzy worm and a big old piece  of
sheepskin draped around him, no education at all; never went to school a
day  in  his  life  as  far  as  we  know.  Here  he  come  out  of  the
wilderness--not  even as much as welcomed into a pulpit, and  stood  out
there  on  the river of Jordan and began to call for people  to  repent.
Could you imagine it?

The Bible said that everything will be so great in that day even to  all
the high places will be made low, and all the low places will be brought
up;  yes sir, and all the rough places will be made plain.   Why, I  can
imagine seeing them out there think--John would come out, or this  great
forerunner of Christ, and just take all the desert and smooth it out and
put it in grass again. See?

I  imagine they had it all fixed up about like they have today.  But  it
was  so humble; even the apostles missed it!   They said, "Why does  the
Scripture say...  Is the...  You're going up there to be offered up now;
why does the Scripture say that Elias must come first?"

He  said, "He's already come, and you didn't know it."   And the Son  of
man,  they will do the same thing; but, "John," He said, "did just  what
was  listed  for  him to do, and they done to him just  what  they  were
supposed to do"; and said, "so must the Son of man be suffered."

Why,  there  wasn't, I guess, one-third of the whole  Jewish  race  ever
knowed  that Jesus Christ was on earth.   They might have heard of  some
fanatic down along there somewhere, but they didn't pay any attention to
it--just going on. "He came to His Own, and His Own received Him not."

Now,  there is where I believe even...  Now, it didn't say He would  se-
cretly come, but the Rapture will be a secret!  So if that was so secret
when He come, how much more will the Rapture be unknown! They want to...
directly  they'll say, "Well, I thought we were supposed to have a  Rap-
ture and all this judgment upon the earth!"

He said, "It is already taken place, and you didn't know it."

It will be so... just like a thief at the night. Like a book I read, you
know--what  is  that  called?  Romeo and Juliet, is that  what  it  was?
Someone let... they got the ladder up side the house...?... (it's been a
long time ago) and come got his... to get her out at nighttime.

Now, that is the way that it will take place, and it will be gone... Not
that  they'll have... send down a bunch of Angels down with their  spade
and dig up the grave. The  Bible said we will be changed before even you
could bat your eye, just a twinkle. It will all be over that quick.

Just  say,  "Somebody disappeared."  Well, I would imagine if  we  could
search the world over today, there's been five hundred people  disappear
off the earth each day. They don't know nothing about. They just come up
disappearing. Well there ain't going to be too many go in that Rapture.

Now, I don't want to scare you, and I don't think it is that way; but  I
just want to tell you what He said, and you know it yourself. "As it was
in  the days of Noah wherein eight souls were saved by  water..."  Eight
souls out of the world be saved by water.

Well, you say, "Oh, my, there is no need of me trying."  That shows  you
haven't  got the kind of faith you need.  If there is just going  to  be
one, that will be me, amen, because I believe.  That is the way you want
to believe it. "Be me." Sure. I want to live so close to Him that I know
He is going to take me when He comes; I believe it. So if everybody else
misses  it, I am going to be there by His grace, because He promised  me
that,  and I know that I will be there because He can't lie, and I  know
my soul and life bears record, and I try to live daily just like He  was
coming, so I am going to be that one.  That is the way you want to feel.
If there is going to be eight, I will be one of that eight; going to  be
five  hundred,  I am going to be one of that five hundred.   Don't  know
about the other fellow, but I want to be one of that five hundred. See?

That is the way you want to remember it. See?  And if you don't remember
it like that, there is something wrong with your faith. See, you are not
sure  you  are saved yet, then.  You are just guessing at it.  Don't  do

All right, we ain't going to get into this Seal, are we?   All right,  I
want each night... I don't know whether you mind me taking up your time.
We could get out a little bit earlier. There's not too...

In the revealing of these Seals, remember, it is only really one  verse.
The  first  tells the announcing of it.  The second  verse...  Most  all
commentaries and so forth--the reading of it are... the reading of their
thoughts,  and  I've always believed like nearly all of them  does  that
that  first horse rider was the early church.  But when the Holy  Spirit
revealed  it, it was absolutely contrary to that.  And so then,  all  it
does, it just show what it is. And then I try...

Now to me this is very sacred. That's the reason I'd rather answer these
questions,  and  let's get it everybody knowing straight and  on  tapes,
too, that they'll understand now. See?  I tried to speak awhile at night
on backgrounding to get the people rushing in and pushing in and...  You
shouldn't do that. See? But when it does--it's human being, and it's hot
in here and you are restless, but you've been very, very nice.  The best
I've  ever  seen  the  people  act  in  the  Tabernacle  has  been  this
meeting--and  sitting quiet and the mothers taking their babies  to  the
nursery when they start crying and everything--it's been very nice.

But I try to background it until I just feel the anointing of the Spirit
on me to say these words--to say what has been revealed to me.  And then
if I've somewhere doing that, if I have made a mistake here, surely here
before  all  the people, He will correct it for me.  I  want  it  right.
There's  no  need  of taking just what you  imagine;  there's  something
right, and we want that. We want God to give us what's right.

So  now,  we took this--these riders as they come up--the  first  horse.
Now... And we realize that that was the antichrist that went forth.  And
then  we  find out last night that the same fellow that  went  forth  as
antichrist  with the white horse, we found him with a sword last  night,
riding and killing people.

Now,  now it's always the natural and the spiritual, and for the  Church
sake,  I  want to type just before we get to the opening of  this  Seal,
which,  what He give me.  I got it wrote down here.   And I got  several
Scriptures  here--seven  or eight pages of it, and as I refer  to  it...
Notice:  I want to give a type of the church and make it so  plain  that
you will be bound to see it. See?

Now, there was a natural bride in the Garden of Eden.  (Do you  remember
last night? that natural bride.)  She was Adam's sweetheart, not yet his
wife;  because  he hadn't knew her yet as a wife.   Just like  Mary  was
Joseph's wife, but he never knew her yet.   She was found with a  child.
See?   Now, before Adam knew his wife, she was just a bride to him.  All
right.   And we find out that God... she fell in the Garden of Eden  be-
cause she failed to hold to God's Word.

Now,  He knew that Satan would be loosed among them, so He gave  them  a
place  to stay behind, fortify them.   Well, who could know  any  better
place  to be fortified than God if He's trying to take care of  His  Own
children?   If I wanted to take care of my little Joseph, well  brother,
everything--and I knowed his life depended on it, why... and I was  able
to do it, why, a forty foot concrete reinforced would be the thing would
do it, I would make it ninety foot to be sure that...

And  if I can think that about my little boy, which if his  mortal  life
would  lost, I believe a child would be saved, how much more to  God  to
His child that would be eternally lost! What should He place him behind?
He placed him behind His Own Word.  As long as you are in that Word, you
are safe. "If ye abide in Me and My words in you, then just ask what you
will..." That's it--the Word.

So  Eve got to strolling in the Garden, and she run into the serpent  (a
very polished-up sort of a fellow), and she...  And he begin... Now,  he
was on the other side.   God lives, dwells, works in humility--never any
other  way.  See.  Now, the little humble lady walking along there,  and
Satan come up as a wise, slick, polished sort of a fellow, and he wanted
to  sell  her the program as long as...  No matter how  much  Satan  was
around, as long as she stayed behind this Word, she was all right.  See?
So let Satan do whatever he wants to, you just stay with the Word. Don't
make a bit of difference. If he says, "Why, you're sick."

                      "By His stripes I am healed."
                      "Well, you are going to die."
                      "He will raise me up again."

See? Just stay behind the Word--that's all. Christ retreated to the Word
Himself:  "It is written..." Now... stay behind the Word. But  Eve,  she
begin  to kind of let down, but she never let it all down; she only  let
one little phrase down, and that is what Satan wanted her to do.  He got
her from behind God's promise by reasoning.

Don't  never  try  to reason God's Word--just believe It!  See?  So  she
stepped  out from there and before Adam ever got to her for a wife,  she
was already defiled by Satan! And she...

And...  Did  you  notice? Christ did the same thing.  Exactly!  Now  for
redeeming, God had to be there first! Did you notice Mary?   Before  she
come to Joseph, the Holy Spirit had done got there. Amen.  See?  That is
where the Redeemer come.

Now,  now notice, the natural woman fell, and God made a way for her  to
be redeemed.  Although she had fallen, He made a way.  Now that was, the
first  bride on earth fell before her husband and her were married.  She
fell by the reason of... of reasoning; instead of staying with the  Word
she fell, and she fell to death--eternal separation.  With her, she took
her husband and everything else there was on the earth--she fell.

Now, but God full of mercy, made a way to redeem that woman.  And now He
promised  her--telling  her that sometime in the future  the  true  Word
would come to her again.  The true Word will be made known to her.   Now
remember that, because He promised Christ through the woman, and  Christ
is the Word.

St.  John 1--"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with  God,
and the Word was God." "And the Word became flesh, (see?) and dwelt with
us..." God dwelt with us in flesh. He was the Word. Before a word it's a
thought, and a thought has to be created.   All right, so God's thoughts
become creation when it was spoke by a word. That is when He presents it
to you as a thought, His thought, and it is revealed to you, then it  is
still a thought until you speak it.

That  is the reason Moses went out to pray, (that Pillar of Fire  around
him) and He said, "Go hold your stick towards the east and say--call for
fly."  There's  no fly, but he went and held the stick there  and  said,
"Let  there be flies."  No flies at all yet.   He went on back, but  the
Word, God's thought has already been spoken. It's a Word, now it has got
to happen.

Now don't you see where Jesus said? "If you say to this mountain..." Not
if I say it, but "You say to this mountain, be moved..."  And the  first
thing--I  guess,  in Moses time--big old green fly begin  to  buzz,  and
after awhile they were five pounds per yard.  See?  Where did they  come
from? God created them! Don't you see...

God could destroy this world tonight with gnats if He wants to.  Why, He
could  pile gnats plumb to the moon.   The only thing He would do,  just
say, "Let there be gnats to the moon."  That would be all that would  be
to it.   No chemicals or nothing--just keep on growing, growing, growing
on. See?

He can do what He wants to. He is God, the Creator. The only thing He do
is just speak it.  That's right.  He is the Creator. Now, if we just get
to realizing how great He is. He just does what He wishes to. He sits up
there  and  looks at people, and these little educators  smart  mouthing
there  is no God and everything... Why, it's just like it was  at  Babel
again (Babel, rather).

Now, we notice that God told Eve that after so long a time, "The Word is
coming back to you."  Now, how did she fall?  I want my class to say it.
What  did  she fall from?  What did Eve fall from?--the  Word.  Is  that
right?--the Word. And God said He would make a way to redeem her back to
the Word again. All right.  After so long a time the Word would be known
to her. All right, the Word would come for one purpose now.

Hold  tight now to what I'm saying.  The Word would come to her for  one
purpose; that was for redemption.  All right.  But until then, she had a
substitute that would work until the time arrived for the original Word.
Now do you understand clearly? See?

He  told  her the Word would come to her again, but until that  time  He
give her a substitute until that time arrived.  So He gave her an offer-
ing to make--a substitute for that blood. Now the blood was of bulls and
sheep, goats and things; but it didn't take away her sin.  See?  It only
covered her sin.  It didn't take it away at all.   It covered it, for it
was an animal's blood, and in the animal's blood is animal life.  It was
a substitute until the real... (now get your coats on)... the real human
blood,  as  human  beings  would  be,  become  incarnate.  God!  Without
sex--virgin. The virgin birth produced that.

Now,  God's Word promised became Blood and was incarnated in the  person
of  Jesus  Christ  the Saviour.   The blood of bulls and  goats  and  so
forth...  But  now wait, here God made the promise, saying it  would  be
there when It come.  Her seed should bruise the serpent's head.   Now if
her seed, come just like from Adam or like it had been from the  serpent
and so forth, then it'd still be sinful seed.

That is the reason John wept.  There was no man, because no man --every-
body  was  across the other side of the ditch, the  chasm.  But  there's
coming  a time that when this substitute blood of animal would  be  done
away with when the real incarnate Blood came. God--made flesh and blood.
The Bible said He was. I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the
mystery of godliness: for God was manifested in flesh..."  That's right.
The virgin birth did this.

Now, the blood of sheep and goats covered sin but didn't get rid of  it,
for it was an animal's blood.  But... It was to be all right, (was to be
a  substitute) and they sure got used to that substitute.   And so  they
just kept on, and when the real promised Word was made manifest in Jesus
Christ,  Who  proved to be the Son of the great Creator,  God,  and  was
vindicated Himself by being the Living Word of God. He proved He was. He
could speak things into existence.

There ain't a human being or nothing in the world could do that.   There
ain't a thing on earth can create but God. The devil can't create. He is
a perverter of what has been created, but he can't create.  Sin is  only
righteousness perverted.  Do you know what I mean? What is a lie?  It is
the truth misrepresented. See? What is an adultery?--the right legal act
perverted. Everything in sin... Sin is just the Truth perverted.

Now,  he  could not create, but when Christ came... proved  He  was  the
Creator.  There was the Blood that had been promised. Now if you want to
read that, you--let's just turn for a minute. (We going to take our time
on  this anyhow tonight.  I... It makes me nervous.  I  think  everybody
wants  to go home, you know.)  Now let's get Acts 2, (thank you) and  we
will  just...  Acts  2, and we will find out whether this  is  right  or
not--whether He was proved that He was God.   Get Acts 2, now let's  get
here at the 22nd verse--Peter speaking the day of Pentecost.

Ye man of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of
God among you by miracles... wonders and signs, which God did by him  in
the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

A man that was approved that it was God among you. By the very things He
done proved that He was. Here is Peter standing at the Sanhedrin telling
them.  Nicodemus knowed the same.  He said, "Rabbi, we all know that You
are  a teacher comes from God, because no man could do these things  but
He come from God." See? They know it. But why?

Now watch.  Now Eve was promised this, but when that Bride come on  down
and  refused... when the real Word came to her, so the woman refused  to
recognize  the Hebrew Bride, for she was the Bride of God.   He put  her
away in divorcement. Is that right? She was the Bride of God.

You say, "Well, they wasn't never married yet." That's right, but Joseph
put  Mary away before--was going to put Mary away before they  was  mar-
ried. See? He was engaged to her.

And when He come and the Word that He promised come for the wedding,  He
found  her wrapped in her substitutes so bad that she wouldn't take  the
real promise that had been made, the Word--Christ.

Maybe you don't get it. Let me go over it again. I want you to get this.
See.   She was promised, the bride, Eve to be a redeemer.  Her  Redeemer
would be the Word.  And when the Word came, made flesh, she rejected It.
She  was given substitutes (a whore of substitute) given substitutes  to
go on until the Redeemer come, and when the Redeemer come she wanted  to
continue  with her substitute and rejected the true Word--that  was  the
Hebrew  Bride.  So  did He by the second Eve Bride, the  mother  of  all
spiritual living. See? Eve means the mother of all that is living.  Eve,
mother of all that's living.

Now,  and  when He came to the Hebrew Bride, she was the mother  of  all
that was living, but she rejected it.   Natural Eve fell in Eden by lis-
tening to Satan's reasoning against God's Word.   That is how she  fell.
All right, sir. She fell because she did that. Spiritual Eve--now that's
the  Church, Christ's Bride--she fell not in Eden but in Rome!  See?  At
the  Nicene Council when she rejected that Pentecostal church that  went
down to Nicaea and listening to Roman's reasoning instead of holding  on
to  the  Word,  she fell and everything away from her,  died  with  her,
around her.

Now, just as natural Eve fell, spiritual Eve fell.   God's Bride fell in
the Garden; Christ's Bride fell in Rome.  See?  Notice, by the same rea-
soning  against God's Word, she also forfeited her rights of  virtue  to
Satan, which we found in the breaking of these Seals that that was Satan
and still is Satan there. The Bible said it's the very seat of Satan.

And as Eve forfeited her virtuous rights and give them over to Satan  in
the  Garden of Eden, the Church, the Bride of Christ did the same  thing
at Rome when they forfeited the Bible for their dogmas and reasoning.

See that type? You just run those types you are bound to come out right.
If  my hand look like... If I've never seen myself and I see  my  shadow
coming, I will know just about what I look like.  See?  But, that's  the
way... if you want to see what is coming, look at what has been. For all
the  old  things  were shadows of things to come, the  Bible  said.  All
right. For...

She  forfeited  her virtuous Word (the Word of God), when she  sold  the
Bible  and  put a man in there that says that the church has  rights  to
change  anything  they want to change; and they have done  it.  And  the
Bride  of Christ, the Pentecostal Bride, sold out her virtue at  Nicaea,
just as Eve sold her virtue to Satan in the Garden of Eden exactly.  All

God has promised this church, this Pentecostal church, knowing she would
do it, like He did to Eve... God has promised the Pentecostal  church...
Do  you believe that she sold her birthrights before... her virtue  when
she left over there?  You believe that?  She... sure, she did! Then what
good is a creed not based on this Bible?

I  want somebody to find what is called the Apostles' Creed or even  one
word  of  it in the Bible.  That is a Catholic Creed, not  an  Apostles'
Creed.  Read Acts 2:38--that's the Apostles' Creed!  Now... That is what
they used all the time anyhow. So if you... See.

So they sold out their birthright.  Not only that: Methodists, Baptists,
Presbyterian,  Pentecostals and the rest of them has done the same.  She
formed a denomination (Rome what made her do that.  She formed a denomi-
nation  and  put man at the head of it, and  the  Methodists,  Baptists,
Pentecostals and everyone has done the same thing: put a group of man at
the head of it.

No matter what God says, they--you got to do it the way they say do  it.
Well,   what  is  it?  It  is  nothing  in  the  world   but   spiritual
prostitution--the wrong type of woman!  Yes, sir.  Creeds--lying creeds,
man-made. Then she became when she did that (now I will prove this), she
became a whore to God. Do you believe the Bible says that? Yes, sir. Her
daughters has done the same.

Now  in Revelation 17 (if you want to mark it down), John was  taken  in
the  Spirit and saw a great whore sitting upon... (And, we read it  last
night)...  and there was the seven hills and exactly what she had  done,
and she had given the world her filthy fornications. Is that right?  And
all  the kings of the earth committed fornications  with  her--cheating,
stealing,  lying,  paying for repentance, and novenas  and  every  other

Well,  now remember, she had daughters!  Well, if she become a body  and
under an organizational system, then the whole system is wrong.  And  if
Eve,  disobeying God, throwed everything into death that was under  her,
and  every church that organizes throws everything to death under  it...
Exactly!  The whole thing is gone! That is exactly according to the Word

Read Revelation 17, and the Bible said that he would burn her with  fire
and all of her children with her. That's right. That means every organi-
zational system will burn with the whore. That sounds flat but... and, I
know you'll hear from it and I want to hear from it, and I--that's right
through. The Bible said so, so that makes it right.

She  became  a whore.  You can read it in Revelation the  17th  chapter.
She... What did she do?  She committed fornication against her own  hus-
band. "Well," you say, "no," that's the Bible.  The Word is God!  And if
you take one thing...  Would you want your wife kissing some other  man?
If she didn't do no more than that, you wouldn't want her doing it.  She
would prove her un-trueness. "Whosoever shall take one word away from it
or add one to it..." Hallelujah it's right!

God  wants  His wife pure with the Word.  The way she must  be.  Because
nothing,  not  one tot or one jittle or anything (or tittle)  will  pass
from that law, from that Book til it's all fulfilled.  Jesus said, "Both
heavens  and earth will pass away, but My Word shall never pass."  Don't
put any private interpretation to It. He wants the pure, unadulterated -
not even a flirt. I wouldn't want my wife flirting with some other  man,
and  when  you go to listening to any kind of  reasonings  beyond  that,
you're listening--you're flirting with Satan.  Amen!  Don't it make  you
feel religious?  God wants you to stay unadulterated.  Stay right  there
with that Word. Stay right with It. All right.

God  promised  to her, as He did to Eve in the Garden of  Eden--to  this
last  Eve  here,  which the Pentecostal church,  the  beginning  of  the
church,  the  church itself, is a mother of all of  the  living  people;
because  as long as they go in there... But you see, when they  take  up
her sins they die with her.

Here comes a little fellow along; you say, "I want to serve God."

They say, "Well, here's what you do. Go over there and repent."

"All right, I will do it." "Glory to God"--go down here and repent.
"Now come join us."

There,  there you are.  That got it.  That's right--died right with  it.
That's what this Book is teaching, see.  Not what I'm saying, because it
says here so. All right.

Now, God has promised her as He did Eve.  He told Eve there would come a
time that the Word would come back to her again.  Now you remember that?
What she lost from, it would be restored because there's only One  thing
can restore, and that's the Word. Exactly!

As I said, "Shoot a gun. If you don't hit the target, find where it went
off at.  You've got to come back there, start again." See? And if you go
back, you go to Nicaea.  That's where you start again, see. Go back away
from them organizations, away from all that church... We've been  seeing
these Seals is perfectly.

I  always wondered all my life why I was so against organizational  sys-
tems--not the people, no, (the people are just like me or you or anybody
else), but that system--that denominational system.  Now I see it  right
here. I never knowed it til now. That's right.

God  promised the spiritual Eve as same as He did the natural  Eve  that
again  the  Word would be restored to her.  In the last  days  He  would
restore to... the Church to the original Word again.

Now watch real close.  I want you to be sure now.  God promised Eve  the
time would come when the Word would be restored by her seed.  This Word,
Itself, would become seed. And when they give her a substitute, she held
that  substitute.  And when the Word come to her, what did  she  do?  "I
don't want it!"  It was too humble.  Didn't look right to her. It wasn't
polished enough.

"A  stable?  Oh, my! My!  A guy like that--not a day in school?  Why,  I
couldn't accept that. That's no Messiah.  A guy let guys kick him around
like that and then call It "Messiah"--let them put a rag around His face
and  hit Him on the head, He called Himself a Prophet?  A  real  Prophet
raise up..."

They  didn't know prophets.  Jesus said so.  He said, "If  you  would've
known the prophets, you would've knowed Me."

Now notice. But when the Word came to her, the way--just exactly the way
God  said  it  would come; she had it figured out some  other  way.  I'm
talking  about the Bride--the Jewish Bride, the Hebrew Bride.  That  was
Eve  to begin with.  Then when it come out here she didn't want it.  She
wanted to stay with her substitute.

Now  God  promised spiritual Eve at Pentecost, told her even  before  it
happened  (400 years before the church ever fell), that they would  fall
away and they would do what they have done, but He promised in the  last
days He would send the Word again.

Jesus spoke the same thing when He was on earth. He would send it again,
and  what is--what will it find?   It will find the same thing  that  it
found when it come first. Why? They've got--they want their substitutes;
they  want their denomination; they want their creed; they want to  live
just  the  way they want to and they want... "Well, I  am  So-and-so.  I
belong to So-and-so."  It don't make any difference what God's a  doing,
how  much He manifests Himself.  He could raise the dead; He could  tell
the secrets of the hearts; He could do everything that the Bible said He
would do. And that don't make a bit of difference--"If it ain't connect-
ed with my organization, it is--nothing to it."

Same thing that Hebrew Bride did.  That's right.  See?  They listened to
their  substitute,  and God promised them the real.  And when  the  real
come, they didn't want it; it was too humble.

Now it is the same thing today. When it rises on the scene, now God said
in Malachi 4 that He would send the Message in the last days that  would
restore...  Joel said, "I will restore all the years..." Everything that
Rome  eat up and everything that the Methodists eat up,  and  everything
the  Baptists eat up off that original Pentecostal branch, God said,  "I
will restore in the last days." That's right.

And He can send us such a person that will be... The only thing that God
ever  sent His Word to was a prophet--not to reformers--to prophets.  It
wasn't the hour for it.   Now it is getting to be the hour, and that  is
the  reason we are watching for it to come.   It will be so  humble  and
gentle and so...

Oh my!  You think them aristocratic Methodists, Baptists, and  Presbyte-
rians, and Pentecostals will ever receive it?

"Well, you say, "Pentecostals?"

The  Pentecostals is the Laodiceans--rich and have need of  nothing.  It
said, "You don't know that you're poor."  You might be building millions
of dollar buildings, but you're still poor, spiritual poor.

"Oh," you say, "I see it all"--you are blind!

"Well," you say, "Bless God, I'm covered"--naked!...

"Well, I sure.. our boys... we got seminaries"; we... and don't know it.

Now that is just vice versa.   Now if the Bible said that the  Laodicean
Church would be in that condition, and there is no person on earth could
deny  that this isn't the last age, because the Laodicean Church Age  or
the seventh church age, and here we are!   The second two thousand years
is finishing. There's no more church ages.

That  is  the  reason you Latter Rain brethren  couldn't  start  another
organization.  There's going to be no more.  That's right.  It's at  the
end. Amen! Can't be no more church ages. It is all over.

But then, if the Pentecostal message was the last message which justifi-
cation, sanctification, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost... The last  three
messages, the last three church ages forms the complete birth. Just like
when  a woman is have--going to have her baby.  The actual  first  thing
happens is water; the next thing is blood; the next thing is life.  When
they killed Jesus at the cross, the substance come from His body to make
up the new... to make up the birth. They stuck His side, blood and water
came out, and "Into Thy hands I command My Spirit."   What came from His
body was water, blood, spirit; (I John 5:7 tells you about that).

There are three that bear record in Heaven: the Father, the Word  (which
is  Christ), and the Holy Ghost, and these three agree in One. They  are
not One, but they agree in One.  And there are three that bear record...
They are One, I mean.   I'm mistaken.  And the three that bear record in
earth is the water, blood, and spirit, and they agree in one.

You can be sanctified without being justified, and you can be  justified
without  being sanctified.  You can be sanctified without receiving  the
Holy  Ghost.  Exactly!  The disciples in John 17:17 was  sanctified  and
given  power  to cast out devils and still didn't have the  Holy  Ghost.
Sure.  Had to go up to Pentecost and wait til the Holy Ghost come.  That
is  where Judas showed his colors.   See how that spirit worked its  way
through  justification, sanctification, but when it come to the end,  he
showed his color. That's right.

Now  notice, now, and here we are at the end-time.  And  spiritual  Eve,
just as nat... as Hebrew Eve was promised--the Hebrew Bride was promised
the  Word  to return, and the spiritual Bride from Pentecost,  when  she
fell at Nicaea, then she's promised in the last days that the Word  will
come again.  Now you say...  Then... If you want another Scripture, take
over here, Revelation 10.   And said, "In the hour, the time of the last
angel,  the Seventh Angel, Seventh Messenger, begins to sound, the  mys-
tery of God is finished. See?

The restoration back to the Word.  The Bible said that this messenger of
the last days would be... restore them back to the original faith again,
back to the faith of the fathers. But do you think they will receive it?
No, sir!  Last days He would restore the original Word again, as He said
in Malachi 4, but--that she had forfeited.

Now,  she  forfeited that Word at Nicaea.  Eve forfeited  in  Eden.  Eve
rejected hers at Calvary, and Nicaea group is rejecting it in their last
days--just  the  same.  My!  But when the  Word  came  in  human  flesh,
she--Eve, the Hebrew church, mother of all spiritual living as then--she
rejected  it,  she was so dead in her traditions and  dogmas,  that  she
missed it. So is this one. Exactly!

All right. They miss Him, the Living Word manifested in the flesh by the
Word that is promised. The Word promised to do these things. The promise
was made, and it will be like this in the last days.  "As it was in  the
days  of  Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of  man."   Now
watch what happened at Sodom.  "As it was in the days of Noah, so  shall
it be in the coming of the Son of man."  Watch what happened then.  See?
Now He said it would be the same thing, and we live in that day where it
could  be... I guess I could get six hundred promises of them like  that
out of the Scripture just referring to It, see, now--but they reject It.

She  held to her traditions, and substitute, instead of the... She  held
to  the substitute blood instead of the real Blood.  Jesus, the  Word...
when  He was manifested to her... Because she held to these  traditions,
Jesus the manifested Word, said to the Bride, Hebrew Bride, "Because you
hold to your traditions, you make the Word of God without any effect  to
you." It can't be effective.

Now  that is what is the reason today that the revivals that we're  sup-
posed to have...  We have denominational revivals; we haven't had a real
stirring.  No, no, no. No, sir! Don't think we got revivals! We haven't!
Oh,  they've got millions and millions and millions of  church  members,
but not a revival nowhere! No.

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

And  now,  if  the churches would forget their creed  and  forget  their
dogmas  and just take the Bible, plead the promise, then it  would  come
effective to them.  But see, Jesus said, "You with your traditions  make
the  Word  of God not effective to you."  Well, that is the  same  thing
today with spiritual Eve!  See?  The spiritual bride of today, so-called
the church, she takes the Word of God; and she won't accept it, and  she
accepts  dogmas instead.  Therefore, the Word is not effective  to  her,
see,  because she tries to inject her creed with the Word, and it  won't

Now  what we need today... I just keep reading this here Herald  of  His
Coming.  Across the headlines "We need a prophet to return!   We need  a
prophet to return!" and I guess when He does return they'll know nothing
about  it.  That's right.  It's always been that way.  "We  need  it..."
Everything  you talk about: "We need a prophet to return who will  bring
the Word of the Lord--fearless. We believe the Bible promised it."

Now I know Brother Moore and them.  Eat in his house and everything else
(the  editor),  and  he's a--finest man that walks in  shoe  leather,  I
guess,  one of the finest fellows.  But see, he knows that we've got  to
have  that.   And Sister Moore, one of the  finest  women,  little--poor
little fellow, and they sacrifice.  And that's one of the best papers on
the field in my opinion is The Herald of His Coming.   But you find  out
they keep blasting that "We need a prophet! We need a prophet!" See? My!
That's what they talk about.

And  then here we are today, and like yesterday and today announcing  on
the  radio that in the Baptist churches and so forth that we are not  to
take  in with the Catholics, but we're to kind of fellowship with  them.
See?  And right here the Message going out right here to stay away  from
that poison thing! "How can two walk together less they be agreed?"

Light and dark can't fellowship together. When light comes in, dark goes
out. It can't--the most powerful. You can't put light out with dark, but
you can put dark out with light.  That's right. And He is the Light, and
He is the Word.  There you are!--right straight back.  You can't make it
lie  or  do anything wrong.  It comes right straight back to  this  spot
again. Yes, sir.

Just  like some guy start to try to fuss with you, if you know where  to
stand,  know  what he believes... It is just like taking  a  rabbit  and
turning  him loose in a pen and you've got every hole stopped  up.  Just
stand at the gate; he has got to come back. He has to come right back to
the  gate  again because that is the only way he can get  out.  He  will
stick his head through here and almost break his neck and go around over
there.  Just  stand and watch him, and he will come right  back.  That's
right. That is the only way to do.

Stay with that Word!  You can blast all around your creed and just break
your neck everywhere, but you got to come right back to this Word...?...

Now  see, they don't want it.  They don't want God's Word.  Because  she
held  to  her traditions, she kept the Word of God from  being  of  non-
effect.  The same now on spiritual Eve.  She don't want... She wants  to
keep her traditions and get away from the Word of God.  She holds  again
to  the  denominations  and their creeds and traditions  of  her  elders
instead of taking the Word of God.

And when the promise of the Word in the last days is brought to her, she
will  not receive it because with her traditions, like the Hebrew  Bride
did, the real Word though manifested, proven, vindicated--she won't have
it.  Why won't she?  Because there is her type! She can't do it!  That's
right. She can't beat her type. See? And it's predicted she would do it,
so how are you going to keep from anything... ?

Now the only thing to do is be happy you are in.   That's all, be  ready
for it.  All right, God promised in the last days that He would manifest
and  would vindicate His Word to her and still she wouldn't do  it.  All
that God promised her by His servants, the prophet--God promised through
Jesus Christ, God promised through Joel, God promised through Paul,  God
promised through Malachi, John--God promised through John the Revelator,
all them prophets, just exactly what the last Message would be to her.

Now if you want to write them down: (of course you all know them).

                      Jesus: John 14:12
                      Joel: Joel 2:38
                      Paul: II Timothy 3
                      Malachi: Malachi 4
                      John: Revelation 10:1-17

See?... exactly what would take place now.  And to the church... what is
it?--the  incarnate Word made flesh amongst His people again,  and  they
just don't believe it.

Do  you  know what Jesus said when He seen--when He done  them  miracles
before them and proved that He was God?   Proved that what He was doing,
He was--He had done exactly. He said to them, He said, "Oh you Capernaum
who  is exalted into heaven, if the works had been... the  mighty  works
had  been  done in Sodom that's been done in you, it would  be  standing
today." That's right.

In Capernaum, He never done nothing but heal a few people and told  them
the secrets of their hearts and walked out. That's all!  See, they don't
know what mighty works are.  They think it has to be a great big program
where  everybody  gets up; and the judge makes a speech; and  the  bands
playing; the colors fly, and the well-dressed women tarry in and all the
Ph.D's,  LL.D's, the big tall hat and turned-around collars  and  every-
thing; they all have to walk in--that's something great! God said, "That
is foolish."

And  He brings up a little something that don't know  what--  difference
between,  maybe, ABC's hardly and performs something that just sets  the
real Church afire; and the rest of them says, "A bunch of holy rollers."
God  calls that great and the world calls it foolish.  The  world  calls
that great, and God calls that foolish.  See, just vice versa. See?  And
the thing that God has promised, God will and has done. Here we are.

Now, still she remains as she did--the Hebrew Eve.  She just wouldn't do
it. You could raise up the dead; you could see the Spirit of God.  Jesus
came  down, vindicated Himself to be the Son of God.  First  He  started
preaching. Well, they thought, "Well, kind of an odd like fellow. Who is
he anyhow?"

Well, the first thing you know, people begin to say... Of course  they'd
said  before  when His forerunner come, John--they said,  "Are  you  the

He  said, "Nope, but He's standing among you somewhere."  See?  Why?  He
knowed when his Message taken place what he was to do. He knowed what he
was going to do.

Just like Noah kept watching Enoch.  When Enoch went, Noah said, "Better
get close to the ark.  The time is at hand."   Noah kept watching Enoch,
(see?) and John watched for the sign that Jesus told him... or God  told
him to watch.   He said, "He is standing right here now somewhere  among
you. I don't know Him, but I will know Him."

Standing there and they said, "Aren't you the Messiah?"   Said, "We were
sent  from  the headquarters."  Said, "The elders and all sent  us  down
here.   If you are the Messiah, why don't you come up and make  yourself
known  up  there, not down here in this bunch of stuff  down  here.  Why
don't you come up there and make yourself known."

He said, "I'm not the Messiah."  He said, "I am the voice of one  crying
in the wilderness."

That went far over their heads as it could go.  They didn't know nothing
about  it;  see, and yet they was all looking for him to  come,  but  it
couldn't be a guy like that. Oh my! That would be terrible!

"What school are you from?"


"Have you got your fellowship card?"

"What is it?"   He was anointed of God.   He said, "There's one thing  I
have,  the ax is laid to the root of the tree."  Now... That is  all  he
had. He talked in terms of a woodsman, not in the terms of a clergyman -
vipers, axes, and trees and so forth.   He didn't talk in ecclesiastical
terms,  but Jesus said there never was a prophet like him.  Never a  man
born of a woman like him till his day. That is right.

He was more than a prophet; he was the messenger of the  covenant--stood
right between the two dispensations coming in, see, more than a prophet.
And so then... Stand there--they didn't know him. They didn't understand
him. He was kind of an odd like sort of fellow, so they just missed him,

Then  when Jesus come then, and surely they wasn't going to accept  Him,
this carpenter's boy (there wasn't nothing like that) with a black  name
behind Him of illegitimacy.  He... They wouldn't go to see a fellow like

But look what God did.  He took the unlearned poor fishermen,  woodsmen,
farmers, and harlots and let the dignitaries sit there.  Why?  What, why
did He do it?  Why did He do such a thing? (Could you imagine?)--because
that them people recognized Him to be the Word.

Now let's just watch them just a minute. Here is an old ignorant fisher-
man. Can't write his name. The Bible said he was ignorant and unlearned.
He  brings his fish up and sets it down, goes down there and  sees  what
all this noise is about, but way down deep in him he knew that the Bible
said that the Messiah... All Hebrews look for the Messiah, because there
was to be a scriptural thing happen when He come.

There  had been a lot of messiahs raise up and said, "I am He," and  led
them off by the hundreds, and perished and everything; but see, that was
to throw off the real One when He comes.   We have had Elijah's  mantles
and coats and every other thing, but that is just to throw off the  real
thing when He does come.  That's right.  All kinds of people that's wore
the  robes and the garments and have been buried in all kinds  of  hoods
turned around and everything else.  That don't... That just only  vindi-
cates.   Like a bogus dollar, shows there's a good one somewhere if  you
can just find it. See?  So here He come. Now these dignitaries come out,
and  they  was so on their substitute, "Why," they said,  "now,  if  the
Messiah comes, He will certainly come to Caiaphas.   He will come to our
denomination. He will come to the Pharisees."

The Sadducees: "That's what you think, He will come to the Sadducees."

There they was, see--the same thing they have today.   Now, but when  He
come,  it  was strange.   He would come oh, very contrary to  what  they
thought,  but  He come according to the Word; and they didn't  know  the

Let me say that real... so you'll--it will sink way down.  I want us  to
get it: That is what is the matter with you today!  See?  You don't know
the Word!

Jesus  said,  "You can discern the face of the skies, but the  signs  of
time you can't discern."

Said, "We have Moses..."

Jesus said, "If you had knowed Moses, you would knowed Me."  Didn't know
Moses,  and  therefore they didn't know.   They just know a  creed  that
they'd hatched out.

Now,  let's take this old fisherman.  Sets his basket down,  pushed  his
gray beard down, walks down--"I believe I will see who it is."

His brother said, "Come on.  Let's go down here.  That's that same  guy;
the guy they said the other day. I stayed all night with Him last night.
You know John and I was talking about?"

"Yeah, that wild man down there?  Yeah, I heard about him."  Old  Simon,
you  know,  said,  "I  heard about him  down  there.   Yeah,  been  down
there--two or three months ago down there, yep."

"Well,  he said... and one day he was standing there and he said an  odd
thing.  He said, `You know, here He comes right now!' They said, `How do
you know?' He looked over there, and there was an ordinary fellow stand-
ing there.  He said, `I see the Spirit of God like a dove coming down on
Him. I hear a Voice saying, "This is Him. This is My beloved Son in whom
I am pleased to dwell in."'  Then he walked right in the water and  bap-
tized Him and so forth. Well there, he said he knew Him."

"Oh, I don't know," Simon said.  "I've heard all of that lots of times."
But  here he comes up; but down in his heart was a  predestinated  seed.
Jesus said so.  That's right.  He walks up to Him. Walks up and said, "I
will go down to the meeting and see."

He  walks  up there, Jesus was standing there--just an  ordinary  little
fellow. Walked up--and said, "Why, your name is Simon, and your father's
name was Jonas."  That deflated him. Why?--that little Eternal Life seed
struck in there. Yes, sir!

Said, "Wait a minute. How is that? You never did see me, neither did you
know my dad because he'd been dead for years, but here you come tell  me
that.  Now I know that the Bible says..." (now let's not go back to what
the elders says) but "the Bible said that the Messiah would be a  proph-
et. There He is. That's Him."

One day He passed through Samaria going down through there with a  bunch
of Jews.  He left them.  This little ill-famed woman come out.  Maybe  a
pretty little lady, you know; and she had been turned out on the  street
as a kid, and she was going through there.  Maybe she was thinking about
something. She walked up there and set the b\ucket down, and she started
to  let  the windle down, you know, get the water, and she heard  a  man
say,  "Bring  me a drink!"  She looked around and there sat  kind  of  a
middle-aged Jew.

She said, "Say, aren't you a Jew?  You shouldn't do that.  It's not cus-
tomary for you to talk to me. I am a Samaritan."

He  said, "But if you know who you're talking to, you  would  bring--you
would ask me to give you a drink."

She said, "Where is your bucket? Where is your string?"

"Well," He said, "the water that I give is Life."

"The  what?  (See?)  Why," she said, "why, you all want  to  worship  in
Jerusalem. Our fathers worshipped in..."

"Oh," He said, "That's right, but" said, "we Jews know what we  worship,
but... said, "you know, the time is coming when man will not worship  in
Jerusalem or in this mountain."  He said, "They are going to worship God
in Spirit, because He is a Spirit--Spirit and Truth."

Well, she began to study, you know.

He said, "Go get your husband, and come here."

She said, "My husband? I haven't got any husband!"

"Ah," said, "That's the Truth." Said, "You have been running around with
five  and got the sixth one now."  And said, "You've had five.  And  you
know, you have told the truth."

Watch!   What was it?  That Light struck that seed that had been  laying
there that was spoke by God.  Yes, sir!  The seed was on the earth. When
God moved the water away and the sun hit it, it come up.  That's  right.
See. That's all it needed was sun. It needed light. Yes, sir!

And then when the Holy Spirit in Him moved away her past life and showed
it  to her, that Light struck it; she said, "Sir, I perceive you  are  a
prophet." She said, "We know--I know it, that when Messiah comes, that's
what He's going to be, and we ain't had a prophet for hundreds of years.
We have never had a true prophet for hundreds of years."   And she said,
"How...  you tell me about my husband and told me how many I've had  and
so forth...  Why," said, "I don't understand this," said, "when  Messiah
cometh, well, He is going to do that, but who are you?"

He said, "I am He." That was it.  A harlot! And the priest looked around
and said--well, they'd have to answer to their congregation--Say, "Don't
fool with that fellow. He's possessed of a devil."

Now,  that's  the difference.  That's the same thing today.  Same  thing
today. Hits just exactly. Yup, yes, sir.  She knew it because the  Light
struck it.

They... Them fishermen, woodsmen, farmers, tax-collectors, harlots, they
seen  in Him what the simple Scriptures said He would do, and the  Phar-
isees couldn't see because of their tradition. They couldn't see because
their traditions; but the prostitute, the farmers and all them, they saw
it.  All that was predestinated, when the doubts rolled away,  the  seed
went to growing. That's right.

What  did she do?  She said, "Well, I'm glad I met the Messiah... ?"  Oh
no! Right into the city she went. She forgot about the water.  She said,
"Come see a man who told me the things that I have done.  Isn't this the
very  thing that the Scripture said Messiah is going to do?  Isn't  this
exactly  that?"  And  the people could see that same  thing  that  Jesus
Christ said in St. John 14:12, it will happen again.

He said it also in Luke when he said, "As it was in the days of Noah..."
how God manifest Himself in a man and told who was behind Him, and  what
Sarah did (laughing in the tent) and all these Scriptures of Malachi and
so forth predicted in the last day.   Hebrews 4 said when the Word comes
back; Malachi 4 said it would return back by a man; the--Hebrews 4  said
the Word of God discerns the thoughts that's in the heart, and they  can
see it done and walk right away from it.   Their traditions hide it  and
makes it non-effect. Well, we're just here. That's all.

You  know,  He could do this same thing today. He'd come  right  on  the
scene and produce the same things He did then as He said He would.  See?
He promised to do it.  He promised to do it. And if He would do the same
thing...  The Laodicea messenger is supposed to do it; and then  if  the
Laodicea Church sees it done, they will do just exactly like the  Hebrew
Church did at the beginning. No matter how well vindicated it is, they'd
do it anyhow. Oh my!

Now It said that we would return to the original Word and be made  mani-
fested  as promised to restore again the faith... original faith  again.
And if He made Hisself known that He was dwelling amongst His people  by
doing these things...  He could even have His picture taken,  scientifi-
cally  prove it, and still they don't believe it.   Be proven,  let  the
mechanical eye of the camera catch Him standing there, that same  Pillar
of  Fire--same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) to show  that
it  is scientific in every other way, scientifically, in  the  spiritual
realm,  and every way it could be vindicated, it's been  vindicated  and
you  know they would probably do the same thing.   They'd probably  just
walk right away and do the same thing that they did.

Oh, God, help us.   We will just stop here.  God, help us to see now, my
prayer,  as we come now, because I don't want to keep you too late.  God
help  us to see.   I believe, maybe, the Spirit upon us to be right  now
that He'd help us to reveal--open up this Seal.

Let's  read as we see the state the church is in.  We see where  it  has
been--seen  what  they did, seen where it was supposed to  come  see  it
there, and see what they was supposed to do.   They did just that.  Now,
you see where we are at? You do the judging.  I can't judge.  I am  just
responsible for bringing this Word.  Just as It's give to me, I can give
It. Until it's give to me, I can't give It. No one else can.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come
and see.  And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had
a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard the voice in the midst of the four beasts saying, A  measure
of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; but  see
thou hurt not the oil and... wine. [Rev. 6: 5-6]

Now, the Lamb has got the Book in His hand breaking the Seal.  Broke the
first one, second one, and now He breaks the third one. And as He breaks
it, the Lamb breaks it--the Third Seal--the third beast... Now how  many
knows  what the third beast looked like?--looked like a man.  The  first
one  looked like a lion; the other one looked like a calf or an ox,  and
the third one looked like a man. It was a man.

And he heard the living creature, the beast, living creature like a  man
said to John, "Come see what it is.  Now, come look what it is."  So  he
opens it up, a thunder blasts, and the Lamb opens the Seals.

Now, and John walked up to see what it would be.   What did he see?   He
seen  a black horse, and his rider had a balance or scales in his  hand.
Now, that's the first thing he saw.   When the Lamb announced it,  broke
the  Seal,  then the other beast...  See, them beasts  are  taking  turn
about, announcing, "Come, see."

And  John,  where he was standing, maybe like this, he walks  over  here
when the Lamb opened it, walked over, usually the thunder strikes as  we
seen in the First Seal.   And he watches to see what takes place, and he
sees  a man coming first on a white horse; he watches him ride down  and
on  down through... John sees him plumb to the end.   He sees  him  come
down, his white horse, got a bow in his hand, the rider has; and he  has
no arrows with it.   And the next thing, he sees, he gets a crown, rides
right on through.

Then we find out then the...?... here it comes again.   He opens another
and, "Looks!"  Now here comes a red horse.  This man has a sword in  his
hand.  He rides right on down through the Scripture (see?) with a  sword
in his hand and was to kill and take peace from the earth.

Now,  the Lamb opens another Seal.   Another one of the living  creature
like a man said, "Come see."  Now, he walks up to see what this is.  And
when he does, there comes a rider on a black horse.

Now,  last  night we found out that the same rider that rode  the  white
horse was the same one on the red one.  And the voice said--in the midst
of  the  beast called out, you see, come to see what it was--he  was  in
this living creature. And he saw this black horse, and when the voice in
the  midst  of  the four beasts called out, "A measure of  wheat  for  a
penny,  and three measures of barley for a penny but see that thou  hurt
not the oil and the wine." See.

This  rider--let's discuss him.  If you notice the first rider,  who  he
was,  and we found out last night, scripturally, that the  second  rider
was   exactly  the  same  man  only  he  was  on  another  horse.   What
happened?--he changed his ministry.  See?  That's right. We found out he
was an antichrist, and he'd changed his position. We found out that when
he first just was a white horse, he become a doctrine. Now we are taking
everyone of these right back in the Scripture. See.

Now watch where we're at tonight--that other church age now.  We're come
down to the third church age now.  Just exactly on the third church  age
is just exactly like the third horse.

The first church age was what?--the Nicolaitanes had a doctrine, see--is
the first one.  All right.   And then the first thing we know this Nico-
laitane doctrine, it become sanctioned and was right--went into  action.
And  they  crowned this fellow.  Then this spirit,  anti-Christ,  become
incarnate in a man.  See?  And we find out later on he becomes an incar-
nate devil, too. The demon goes away, and the devil comes in.

And just as that church is--that kinda anti-Christ church progresses, so
has  the Bride come along with different things; through  justification,
sanctification,  Baptism  of  the  Holy  Ghost  and  moving  right   on,
see...?...  only  they've taken their revival first, and the  Church  is
taking theirs last.

Their first three years... first three stages of them they went  through
the  Dark  Age, then the third three stages comes the  Church  out  from
justification,  sanctification, Baptism of the Holy Ghost  again--incar-
nate God made manifest among us.

Here  he  comes  in as the antichrist, as the false  prophet,  then  the
beast, then the Dark Age.   And the Church comes out of that Dark Age  -
justification,  sanctification,  Baptism of the  Holy  Ghost,  incarnate
Word, believer; and he goes down. He goes down, the Church goes up. See,
just as perfect as it can be. Oh, it's beautiful. I just love it.

This rider is the same one but another stage of his ministry.  The first
stage--a white horse.  See?  He was just a teacher, just an  anti-Christ
teacher--he  was  against the Word of God. And now, how can  you  be  an
antichrist?  Anybody that denies that every Word of this...  isn't  true
and to be taught just the same, is an antichrist, because they deny  the
Word, and He is the Word.

Now, first stage--white horse, he was just a teacher, but an anti-Christ
spirit,  in its doctrine in its quality. It was innocent.   It  couldn't
hurt  nothing, seemed like.   Just going right...  That's the way  Satan
comes in. Oh he's a slick bird.

He told Eve, said, "Now, you know you're looking for wisdom.  You  don't
know what's right and wrong."  Said, "Now, if your eyes were opened, you
would know what, and" said, "the fruit is very pleasant.  It's good.  It
is pleasant to the eye.  You should take it now.  You don't know whether
it is or not, do you?"

"No, I don't, but God said not to do it..."

"Well, I know, but..."

"God said He--we'd die..."

He said, "Surely He won't do that." See? Just sweet as it could be. Look
what it did.

Watch  this  anti-Christ  spirit rise up amongst the  early  church  --a
doctrine of Nicolaitanes.  Nico--conquer the laity--make a holy man.

"Why,  we just want fellowship.  Why, you're scattered out here;  nobody
knows where nobody is at.  I think we all ought to have an  organization
and just be different... We go right... put ourselves together. We ought
to make a lodge out of it."

That's  what it is.  There is no such thing as the Christian  Church  of
Methodist--that's  not a church; that's a lodge.  Baptist--that's not  a
church; it's a lodge.  There's only one Church, and that's the  mystical
Body  of Jesus Christ, and you're born into that, that's right, by  pre-
destination. That's right.

"All the Father has give Me will come. No man can come unless the Father
calls him, and all He has give Me will come to Me," He says.  That's it.
He  just--The  Lamb sits there making intercession until  the  last  one
comes in.  The little bell rings and He walks out and takes His  posses-
sion then, see?--so, brings His Church Home, His subjects, and casts His
enemy  into  the lake of fire and all of his subjects go in  there  with
him, and that's it. Then we walk out in the Millennium.

Same  rider now--this first stage, he was innocent; and second (now,  if
you went a little bit higher, a little more than that), the second stage
the  Bible said he'd be given a crown, and they crowned a man--a  super-
man. See, crowned him. Then the Bible didn't call him a pope.  The Bible
called  him a false prophet.  Why?  Yeah.  Of course he must be a  false
prophet  by his anti-Christ spirit that taught anti-Christ  against  the
original Word.  Because if you taught against the original Word, it  was
anti-Christ, it was--and the Word is God...?...

Now, after that, we find him then crowned.  When he got crowned...  Now,
he's a very innocent--helpless, he's just a little fellow.  But then  in
the  Nicene  Council, he was made... and Constantine give  him  all  the
property.  And then what did he do?   Then he... See, Satan give him his
throne and authority. The Bible said so as we have went through it.

Now,  the  next thing we find out that the devil controls  all  politics
that ever has been or ever will be.   We find that in Matthew 4:11.  And
now  we find out then that Satan already had politics, but he is  trying
to get the church.  So he goes down to deceive it. He gets his superman,
works  him  into an organization and crowns him  vicar,  see--a  christ.
Christ  acted instead of God.   See this guy is a vicar instead of  God.
See?   Just the same--instead of God, what he's supposed to be--a  vicar
under Christ.

Now,  when he did that, then what did he do then?  He... Satan took  his
political power (which he was already over) and took the religious power
(which  he had already been crowned) and put them together, and then  he
made  him another crown over hell.  And they never had... passed  on  if
they pay enough money, he'd get them out.  So now he is vicar over Heav-
en,  over purgatory--if you want to call it.  There is no such thing  in
the Bible, see, but he had to make something. The Bible said he come out
of  the  bottomless pit and returns back the same way--and on  earth,  a

Now, what was he given then?  First he had a bow, but he didn't have any
arrow. But now he's got a mighty sword in his hand.  He can do something
now.  Then he jumps off his white horse; the white horse rides  on  out.
Now he straddles what?--a red horse.  Blood--blood red horse.  He really
rides that one. Oh, sure.  Now he is given great power and a great sword
to kill; then he rides his blood red horse.

We  see  from the Second Seal, that was broke last night, he  had  taken
peace from the earth and did kill one another.   And his own martyrology
of  the  Roman Catholic Church shows that they put  sixty-eight  million
Protestants to death from the time of Saint Hippo of--after Saint Augus-
tine  of  Hippo until 1580  something--sixty-eight  million!  (Smucker's
Great  Reform, if you want to read it--Glorious Reform, rather.)  Sixty-
eight million recorded on the martyrology...

When one of their so-called saints got the revelation that anybody  that
disagreed with the Roman church should die as a heretic.   That just set
them around then.  Boy, he went to spilling the blood.  He jumped on his
white horse--on his red horse, and he went to riding.

Oh!  Now  his  great  power  comes--he was  made  vicar  of  Heaven  and
worshipped  as God--ruler of the earth by uniting the church  and  state
together.  Made him ruler on earth--give him a crown over that. He could
pray the souls out of purgatory.  He could also... He was just like  God
on earth--instead of God.

Together  he  had great power to kill whomever did not  agree  with  his
command.   Who is going to say anything to him?   The church  can't  say
nothing, he's head of it.  State can't say nothing, he is head of it; so
they died by the millions. All them little churches, brother, was busted
up  and killed and murdered--fed to lions and everything else. See?  The
dragon, Rome, give him his seat and authority.  The Bible said so. So he
rode his typed red horse through human blood till it become a red horse.

Now  John sees him on a black horse.  He changed something else.  Now  I
have to say this just the way it comes to me; and then... and if it come
to me and didn't compare with the rest of the Scriptures, then God never
give it. See, the Scriptures has to... everyone; it's just one great big
thing,  like that.  Scripture has to agree with Scripture, and  anything
contrary to the Scripture... If that Angel of The Lord told me  anything
that wasn't scriptural, I wouldn't believe him.

I  stood there in Chicago the other day with all them hundreds  of  min-
isters...  Was  anybody  there at that meeting? Sure,  that  meeting  in
Chicago.  I said, "Now you all talk about you've got... You thought  you
was twisting me in here in something?."   About like that's in this room
now.  I  said, "What is it you got it against me?"  I  said,  "The  Holy
Spirit showed me three nights ago where everyone of you would be, and we
wouldn't be in that..." Ask Carl, here, if it isn't right--and there was
Hank and all of them. That's right. You all was there to hear it.

I  said, "Now you got it against me on my teaching.  That's  what's  the
matter.  Now I want one of you to come here and get your Bible and stand
by  me  and disprove it."  It was the quietest bunch you ever  heard.  I
said, "What's the matter with you?"  I said, "Then if you know you can't
stand up against the Word, then get off my back!"

"You doctors of divinity and everything and talking how... And introduc-
ing yourself as `Doctor,' `Doctor,' `Doctor,' and I'm a..." I don't know
whether... Brother Wood and I say "cheechakor" --green horn.  "I have no
education,  never come through any seminary or school, but you get  your
Bible  and come here and stand by my side, disprove the serpent's  seed,
the Baptism in Jesus' Name, or any of those things that I teach."

Nobody said a word.  You all know that. That was the quietest bunch  you
ever seen.

See,  they  just crow like I don't know what.  Now hear  this:  I  don't
believe  in fussing with people, but when it comes to a spot where  they
try to drag you into it... And I wouldn't have went, but the Holy Spirit
told me, said, "Go on over there; I will stand by you."

Told  them three or four days before time--you all was there  and  heard
Mr. Carlson and them and Tommy Hicks--and all of them sit there.  And  I
went three days before, and I said, "You're going to have to cancel that

It  was a stormy night, I was having a meeting.  He said, "Go  stand  by
that window at that third row building and I went there and stood  right
in there.  I looked out like that.  He said, "They've got a trap set for
you.  They're going to ask you to speak at that Ministerial  Association
of Greater Chicago." Said, "They got a trap set for you on your teaching
of My Word." He said, "Now they're going to cancel off that place there.
They ain't going to get it, and they're going to get to a place, where a
sign... Said, "Here it looks."

I stopped, and I seen myself in a corner.  Looked back there and seen, I
seen all them people.  I seen all them ministers sitting there, the  way
they was. I looked them all over, and He said... "Well," I thought, "I'd
better  not  go over there then, Lord, if they're going to  do  that.  I
don't want to hurt their feelings or do anything wrong."

He said, "Go; I will stand by you." He did. That's right. Now you all...
here's  witnesses right here were sitting right there and know it.  Well
you got the tapes here, also. But, there you are, you see.

Now, here is the mystery of this.  And now, It... when It revealed to me
early this morning before daylight. Then I went quickly to the Scripture
and begin to look--search It up.  There it was. Three of them so far has
been absolutely supernaturally revealed.  Now here is the mystery of the
black horse according to what it was revealed to me. See.

He has started riding him in the time of the Dark Ages.  That's what the
dark  horse represented the Dark Ages for it was a time of  midnight  to
the  true believers that was left.  Watch now in that  church  age--that
middle  church  age, the dark church age.  Watch how he says,  You  just
have a little strength. It was a midnight to them for the true believer.

Now, watch. Practically all hope had been taken from the true church for
this fellow controlled both church and state. What are they going to do?
See?  Catholicism  had taken over both church and state,  and  all  that
didn't agree with Catholicism was killed.  That's the reason he was on a
dark horse.  And watch what a dark thing he done, see, then you can see.
And you just... If you know your history, watch it. And you... Well, you
won't have to even know it to know this.

Now watch. All hope was gone--that's his black horse.  Now he rode in on
his white horse, cunning; then he was give power, he took peace--slaugh-
tered  the  millions.  That's  what he was going to do  as  he  rode  on
through; and he still does it. See?  Now, here he is on his black horse,
now, coming forth.

Dark  Age--that was that time, just about the time after the church  got
set  up  and got in power, they smothered out everything else  and  went
through  about  hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of  years  just  like
every  reader knows that was the Dark Ages.  How many  knows  that?--the
Dark Ages. There's your dark horse, representing that dark age.

Now,  all  hope's gone, no hope at all--everything looked dark  for  the
little  believers.  Now, that's the reason it's called... represented  a
dark horse.

His balances or his scales in his hand, you see, calling out "A  measure
of  wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a  penny."  See.
Actually  that is... wheat and barley is natural staff of  life.  That's
what  bread  and stuff is made from. But you see, he  was  charging  for

What  it  means--that he was charging his subjects for the kind  of  the
hope of life that he was sending out to them by making... he started  in
that very time of making them pay for prayer--charging for prayer.  They
still do it--novenas.  Because, what was he doing?--capturing the wealth
of the world, the scale weighing out a measure of wheat for a penny  and
three measures of barley for a penny.

The  rider on a black horse, (see) he was making... stripping  his  sub-
jects  of their money, when the Bible predicts that he holds  about  the
wealth  of  the  world.   As we said last night  about  Russia  and  all
that--they just take all the money and just strip the people for  every-
thing they've got. So there you are.

Now, notice. Do you see where the money taken in church comes from?  Get
away  from  that stuff.  To build an organization,  a  big  something--a
million dollar here and... Do you see what the mother of it is?

Thank you, Lord. Oh my! I'm so glad.  Yes, sir. All right, it's been His
grace, that's all.  All right, it's a midnight time.  Do you  understand
that  now?   And here he is charging for the kind of  life--that's  this
barley  and  stuff--natural.  It wasn't spiritual, now; it  was  barley,
see?--so... barley bread and wheat bread.  He was charging for that kind
of a life that he was giving to his subjects--charging for prayer by the
priest  to pray people out of purgatory.   Charging... (Now, I'm  taking
this right out of history).  Charging for, I guess, it's novena--I guess
everybody knows what.   Novena, I guess that's something you have to do,
you know, some penance.  Somebody have to charge for that. Bringing  the
wealth  of the world to him, into hisself--into the church  itself,  and
he's still riding. Oh, sure he is. Yes, sir!--still riding.

Notice... Here's the good part now. Notice, "See that thou hurt not this
wine and oil."  Just a little bit of it left, brother.  "Don't you touch
that." Now, oil is--symbolizes the Spirit, the Holy Spirit.

I will give you a few verses if you want to, a few Scriptures in Leviti-
cus  8:12, where Aaron, before he went in had to be anointed  with  oil,
you  know; and Zechariah 4:12, of oil coming, pouring through the  pipes
and said, "This is My Spirit"--oil.   Another thing, if you want to  see
Matthew 14:25, there was a foolish virgin (25:3) the foolish virgin  had
no  oil, no Spirit.   And Matthew 25:4, the wise virgin had oil  in  her
lamps, Spirit--filled. Spirit... oil typifies the Spirit.  Oh glory!  Do
you get it? All right.

Now oil typifies Spirit, and wine symbolizes stimulation of  revelation.
Boy,  I like to run all over the place!  It's a wonder I didn't wake  up
the  neighborhood when the Lord showed me that.  Stimulation of  revela-
tion, see.  Oil and wine in the Bible is associated together, always.  I
got  the  concordance  and looked, and there's a  string  of  them  that
like--like that, where wine and oil goes together all the time. See?

When the Truth of a promised Word of God has been truly revealed to  His
saints that's filled with oil, they all get stimulated. Wine is a stimu-
lation. Glory, I feel it right now!--stimulated with joy and shouts. And
when  it  does, it has the same effect upon them that wine does  upon  a
natural  man; because when the revelation has been given of a  Truth  of
God  and  the  true  believer filled with  oil  and  the  revelation  is
revealed,  the  stimulation becomes so great that it  makes  him  behave
himself  un-normally.  That's right.  Glory!   Maybe that's  what's  the
matter  with  them now. That's right.  It makes them  behave  themselves

Now, if you want a Scripture for this, just start reading Acts 2. What'd
they have?  They had the promise that had been given them.  When all  of
the promise of the Holy Spirit was poured out on them, and it was scrip-
turally a-vindicated...

Now, see the... What if they had said, "Now wait.  He told us to wait up
here for our ministry."  And after eight days, they said, "Well, I  will
tell  you, boys..."  Mark said to Matthew, "I believe we've already  got
it, fellows.  Don't you think so?"  See, "We already got it.  Why are we
waiting on our ministry?  We ought to just go on out preaching.  He told
us to come up here and wait, and this is eight days we have been here."
"Well, let's wait another one."

Nine days come. Then Mark comes around or maybe one of the rest of them,
John, said, "I believe we ought not to wait any longer.  I believe we've
already got it, don't you?"

And  I  can see Simon--because he had the keys, you know.  "Now  wait  a
minute,  boys!  The Scripture has got something to say about  this!   He
never  told  us just how many days to wait!  He said,  `You  stay  there
until...  You  stay  there until Joel's prophecy comes  to  pass;  until
Isaiah's  prophecy is a-vindicated.  For with stammering lips  and  with
other tongues will I speak to this people,' and this is the refreshment!
This is the wine that's poured out!"

What  is wine in the Bible?--refreshment.  This is the refreshment  that
comes from the presence of the Lord! It's got to be scriptural now. See?
So,  you  see, wine represents stimulation of revelation, and  when  the
Holy Ghost fell, and they seen the fire of God fall upon them, my,  that
begin  to  stimulate  them, and the first thing you know,  they  got  so
stimulated  till the people actually thought they were drunk,  but  they
were stimulated by the revelation!

God... Here it is!  God's vindicated revelation made plain to them--they
were happy about it.  God promised it.  Here it was revealed to them and
vindicated to them! Amen! Here was a man standing there saying, "This is
that;  this  is  it," and there it was being a-vindicated  by  the  same
sign...?... Stimulation by revelation, and now, they really had it then.

That's  the reason Peter could get out there and say, "Why, you  man  of
Judaea, and you that dwell in Jerusalem, listen to me.   All you doctors
of divinity, listen to what I'm going to tell you."   Oh how  wonderful!
Revealed!  Revealed, they become so stimulated when they seen it  vindi-
cated. That just always does that; it always does.

When I see that God promised to do a certain thing in this day, when  He
promised  to break off these Seals in this last day, and you don't  know
the  joy, the glory, when I seen Him reveal this--stand there and  watch
it happen, and know that I will take any person or charge, He never  did
say  one thing to us but what happened that way.   Then to see  the  joy
that's  in  my  heart when I see His promise for this last  days  as  He
promised  to  do  it, and here I see it vindicated  and  made  perfectly

I'm  just...  You  hear me say, "I feel religious,"  that's  what's  the
matter. The stimulation is so bad, I'm just about ready to go to cutting
up, you know--stimulation from revelation.

All  right.  They  become so stimulated over the  revelation  that  they
vindicated (all right) the promise.  Oh, my!  There broke out the joy of
stimulation 'til the people said, "They are drunk on new wine," when God
revealed  His  promise to them; and not only did He reveal  it,  but  He
proved it.   That's what I've always said: "A man can say anything,  (he
can  just apt to say anything) but when God comes around and  vindicates

Now the Bible said, "If there be one among you who claims to be spiritu-
al or a prophet, and if he says these things and it don't come to  pass,
then don't pay no attention to him.  Don't fear him at all.  Don't  fear
that man; but if he says it and it comes to pass... that's Me;" He said,
"I'm in that. That proves why it's Me."

Then  that  little Samaritan woman, when the Scripture  said  that  this
Messiah would do these things, and here He stood and did it just exactly
what the Scripture said, she said, "There He is.  Come see a man.  Isn't
this exactly the thing that the Scripture said would happen?" See?

She got stimulated by revelation.  Is that right?  She become stimulated
by revelation when it was vindicated. See? That's right. She knowed that
there was... "We know that Messiah is a-coming who's called the  Christ,
and when He comes, He will do these things." She seen it.

And He said, "I am He." Then the stimulation started, and away she went,
shouting and down through the city.  She left her old water pot and went
down there and said to the man, "Come and see."

Now  if you only knowed the Eastern traditions, that's wrong for her  to
do that. Yes, sir! A woman of that type, nobody would listen to her. No,
sir! See, she had the mark and when she--if she would go down the street
like  that and act like that, the man of the street pay no attention  to
her.  But brother, she had a Word of Life there. She was stimulated.  It
was like trying to put a house out... on fire on a windy day.  Oh, there
was something fanning.  She was ready.  Yeah, you couldn't put that out.
That was God's fire burning. Yes, sir.

She  said, "If you don't believe it's so, you just come over here  where
the meeting is going on, and I will show it to you."  Yes, sir.  And  so
the  man went out there.   And He didn't do it one more time,  but  they
knowed something had happened to that woman.   She was changed, so  they
believed Him. Yes, sir.  They believed on Him.  Because "faith cometh by
hearing,  hearing  the promise of God," the Word of God,  and  watch  it
being made real.  Because it's a seed, and when it's sowed, it will take
life. It will produce just what it's talking about.  If it doesn't, then
it isn't God's seed, or the sower didn't know how to sow it.   He wasn't
sent of God to sow seed.    He might be sowing them on top of a rock  or
something.  So you... See, the sower sowing the seed, God takes care  of
it if it falls in the right place. Oh my!

Then what does It say to this rider in black?   "Don't you hurt My  wine
and My oil.   Don't you touch it, My wine and oil.  Now I've got just  a
little  bit  of it down there, but there is still a  little  bit  there.
Yeah.   Now you can go on through and measure out all that kind of  life
that you're putting out; that's up to you.   You're going to pay for  it
down  there;  but when you come across that wine and oil, you  leave  it
alone." Oh my!

If  you can--If you... In other words, like this: "If you catch some  of
My little flock that's filled with My oil and wine, (see?) wine and  oil
of  the  pure  Word,  (see?) and you are going  to  kill  them,  because
you--you're  doing that, that's what you're doing, don't you force  them
to  say  any  "hail Marys," or do anything like that  or  some  of  your
creeds. You keep your hands off them, they know where they're going. For
they  are anointed with My oil, and by being anointed with My oil,  they
have  the wine of joy, because they know My Word of promise, `I'm  going
to raise them up again.'   Don't hurt that.   Don't go trying to messing
them up, because... just keep away from them." No.

He vindicates His Word and brings it in. They knowed... They knew they'd
rise  again.  Oh, how I like that.  They'll rise again.  Here comes  the
black horse, riding now--Dark Ages. There went the white horse--you seen
what he done, perfectly.   Here comes the red horse--we see exactly what
he  done.   Here comes the black horse--you see the same rider  all  the
time, what he's doing, right down through the ages.

Now, we find out he measured it out and charged for it. Exactly.  Wheat,
natural, natural life--what they was living on--but symbolizing  Spirit,
oil, and joy of the wine. That spiritual life--don't hurt that. Leave it
alone.  Otherwise: "Rome, don't you touch it! It's Mine! That belongs to

Now, I've got another thing here I want you to notice.  Notice.  It  was
not  one  of  the four beasts that said, "Don't touch the  oil  and  the
wine." Did you notice that? The four beasts had been talking. But watch.
Let  me  just read out here just a little bit, see: Now, "A  measure  of
penny for a--wheat for a penny and three measures of barley for a  penny
and see that thou hurt not the wine and oil."

Now look here, "And I heard a voice in the midst of the four  beasts..."
What  was it?--the Lamb! It wasn't the four beasts.  The Lamb  said  it.
Why!  He's going to take His Own; that belongs to Him.  Amen. "Don't you
touch that oil."  No, sir. Not the four beasts, but the Lamb was the One
that said it. Now, oh, my! The Lamb, not the four beasts didn't announce

The  Lamb  said Itself: When the four beasts said, "Come and  see,"  and
they went, and they seen it like that, and He said, "A measure of  wheat
for a penny, and so much like this and so much barley..."  But then  the
Lamb cried out right among them, and said, "But don't hurt the wine  and
oil. That's right. Oh my!  Listen to it.  Don't you hurt it, boy, or you
are going to pay for it some day." (Oh, my--9:30)

Well,  to the best of my understanding and the best that I know of,  and
with  all that I believe in my heart, that's the true meaning  of  those
three Seals.  I want to thank God for it. And I will say this, that it's
the revelation that He give me.   He gave that to me, the revelation  of
it. And I do believe that we are living in the last day.

Tomorrow  night  we will take that pale horse rider.  And now,  I  don't
know;  I  do not know--God knows that's true--I do not  know  one  thing
about it. No. I looked up my old context that I had years ago... (I seen
Brother Grim Snelling awhile ago.  He might've went out), but I remember
when  I  was preaching here before, I looked up to see  what  I  said...
Years  ago  one day I was going through Book of Revelation, I  took  all
four horse riders at one time.

I  said,  "A white horse--that was the early church, no doubt."  I  read
that  out  of the book of the Adventists and the rest of them.  I  said,
"That was the early church that went forth, conquering."

And the next was the black horse.  I said... I forget now what I  called
that black horse.  I said--or the red horse rather.  I said, "That horse
was probably meaning that trouble's on the road, and it going to mean  a
lot of wars going to hang up, or something like that." I said, "Probably
there'll be a lot of war." I said, "That's what that'd be."

And  then I said, "The pale hor... the black horse, I said,  that  means
that maybe there will come a black time on earth when all the stars will
quit  shining,  the sun will go down and moon won't give its  light."  I
said, "That's probably what that means."

I  said, "The pale horse means a lot of sickness is coming on."   Now  I
don't  know  what it means, but that was my interpretation of  it  then,
because  I  just took it the best I could standing here in  the  pulpit,
but...  oh, I almost said something! Oh, you'll see.  Just  watch.  Now,
aren't we happy for this hour? When we see all this thing heading up,  I

                "Nations are breaking,
                Israel's awakening,
                The signs that the prophets foretold.
                The Gentile days numbered,
                With horrors encumbered,
                Return, O dispersed to your own.
                The day of redemption is near.
                Man's hearts are failing for fear.
                Be filled with the Spirit, your lamps trimmed and clear.
                Look up, your redemption is near.
                False prophets are lying;
                God's Truth they're denying,
                That Jesus the Christ is our God" (Do you believe it?)
                "But we will walk where the apostles have trod.
                For the day of redemption is near,
                Man's hearts are failing for fear.
                Be filled with the Spirit,
                Have your lamps trimmed and clear.
                Look up your redemption is near."

Isn't that wonderful. I love that--redemption is near. And...

                "It shall be light in the evening time.
                The path to glory you will surely find.
                In the water way is the light today;
                Buried in the precious Name of Jesus.
                Young and old, repent of all your sins.
                The Holy Ghost will surely enter in.
                The evening light has come.
                It is a fact that God and Christ are One."

He's the Word! Oh, my! Wonderful!

                "Soon the Lamb will take His Bride
                To be ever at His side,
                All the host of heaven will assembled be;
                O, 'twill be a glorious sight,
                All the saints in spotless white;
                And with Jesus they shall feast eternally.
                `Come and dine,' the Master calleth,
                `Come and dine';
                You may feast at Jesus' table all the time;
                He who fed the multitude,
                Turned the water into wine,
                To the hungry calleth now, `Come and dine.'
                Oh, `come and dine,' the Master calleth, `Come
                and dine'; (dine on the Word)
                You may feast at Jesus' table all the time;
                He who fed the multitude,
                Turned the water into wine,
                To the hungry calleth now, `Come and dine.'"

Oh my! Are you hungry? Blessed are they... Do you love Him? If you  love
Him, say, "I love Him."  Let's all just stand now and raise up our hands
and  express ourself to Him.  "I love Him, I love Him, because He  first
loved me." All right. All together now.

                "I love Him,
                I love Him,
                Because He first loved me,
                And purchased my salvation
                On Calvary's tree."                         seals005.htm