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Welcome to WMB1SpecialFeatures. Was William Branham looking for a tent, or cathedral, or auditorium or something. Did he teach a return ministry. We will look at both sides of the issue. Part 1 is a collection of quotes showing Brother Branham's questioning of the vision.
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Was William Branham Looking For A Return Ministry? Part 1 Three Testimonies - Bro Willard Collins Bro Evan Moseley Bro Hollin Hickerson say yes.


Also see Part 2 : William Branham's thoughts on the order of the Resurrection
Also see Part 3 : Counter thoughts of Bro. Evan Moseley testimony.
Also see Part 4 : Quotes and Links which are Pro Return Ministry

Part 1

"I DON'T DENY THAT BRO. BRANHAM LOOKED FOR A TENT ANY MORE THAN I DENY HE BELIEVED HE WOULD LIVE TO SEE THE COMING OF CHRIST, OR HE BELIEVED THAT BILLY WOULD PREACH, OR THAT HE WOULD LIVE TO SEE JOSEPH PACK HIS BIBLE TO THE PULPIT AND PREACH, OR THAT HE LOOKED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING TO LEAD A MILLION PEOPLE TO THEIR DEATH AND CAUSE A RACIAL UPRISE. BUT I DO DENY THAT BRO. BRANHAM TAUGHT THAT THE TENT WOULD BE IN THE RESURRECTION."

THE RAPTURE : WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Sent from a Church Member :: Notes from Bro Donny Reagan sermons
preached September 13/20/27 and October 04, 2006
::   HappyValleyChurch.com

We recommend listening to these services for the proper context of these sermon notes.

09.13    09.20    09.27    10.04   

THE RAPTURE : WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

MATTHEW 27:50

50 ¶ Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

THE.INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.OF.CHRIST_ SHP.LA V-2 N-15 THURSDAY_ 65-1125 HE'S TALKING ABOUT SEEING THE ARMISTICE DAY PARADE

330 I thought, "O God, one of these days I'm going to behold another sight."

331 They'll come forth a resurrection day, which, "The first will be last; they which are last will be first." The old prophets will come breaking forth, first, and they see that procession going, marching up in the air. "And we which are alive and remain shall not hinder them which are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first." We'll fall right in line with them going in, hallelujah, all down through the age of Luther, Wesley, Methodist, Presbyterian, on down to the last age, who received the Word in their age.

THE.RAPTURE_ YUMA.AZ V-5 N-14 SATURDAY_ 65-1204

178 One day, there will come a blast from Heaven, "And the dead in Christ shall rise first." Them Old Testament saints back yonder, who are waiting, will blast forth and come out of there first, and go into the resurrection. We'll drop right in line, going into the sky; these old mortal bodies changed and made like unto His Own glorious body. What a--what a parade that'll be when it starts heavenward, some of these days, in that rapturing time that lays ahead, oh, proudly displaying the Blood of Jesus Christ upon their chests, the Message of God in the hour that they lived in..

[STOP]

LET'S LOOK AT THE TENT VISION AGAIN

GOD.PROVIDED.A.LAMB_ INDIANAPOLIS.IN THURSDAY_ 56-0614

E-26 Wish we had a long time; wish we could just--the revival could go on for about two weeks, so we could just get right in this Word and go to digging in It, bringing faith.

Got a big tent coming, seating about twelve thousand. We're going to put it up and stay four--six weeks at a time, so we can just keep on.

REVELATION.BOOK.OF.SYMBOLS_ JEFF.IN V-13 N-6 SUNDAY_ 56-0617

143..Then I go down to La Crescenta, California, to set some things in order, which my tent is already made and ready to go out on the field now. And so, well, I'll probably start on the west coast of California, going down through California and Arizona, this coming winter, the Lord willing;

OVER A YEAR LATER

THE.GREATEST.GIFT.IN.THE.BIBLE_ EDMONTON.ALBERTA SUNDAY_ 57-0811A

E-6 Here's my motive. I'm planning on, God willing, making one great big push this next summer in the States, if God willing, and Canada. I'm ordering a tent to seat somewhere around eight to ten thousand people, and we want to find out locations that we can put this tent up and not stay just for four or five days or a week; we want to stay four or five weeks, teach, so I can have the afternoons, and so forth, and lay the foundation down real closely.

ALMOST A YEAR LATER

BY.FAITH.MOSES_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 58-0720M

E-8.the Lord willing, I want to take what little we have accumulated in funds, and so forth, of myself, out in the... this foreign missions program, and get me a new tent, and some new equipment, and start on the field, not from church to church, but for going in our own meetings..

BALM.IN.GILEAD_ SAN.JOSE.CA TUESDAY_ 59-1124

E-2..I seen a vision of a large tent or--or something, that we're anticipating someday having, and where we could come into a place and stay a long time. We can get the ministers, and so forth, together, where the converts can all have homes to go to, and--and shift our meetings around, where they'll not interfere with the regular services of the churches. Maybe be off on Wednesday night, and Sun--have Sunday afternoon instead of Sunday night, somewhere it won't interfere with the rest of the religious services. And during a time that there's no revivals around close, could stay, and we could have teaching in the morning, like ministerial classes, and so forth. Then in the afternoon, to teach the sick how to hold their healing when they receive it, and such as that

IDENTIFIED.WITH.CHRIST_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-4 SUNDAY_ 59-1220E

9..if I ever have tent meetings, which I'm figuring on doing, the Lord willing, someday, then I--I will... Before I teach anything of these teachings, first will be morning services with the pastors for several days, let them know what I'm fixing to teach. And then if that brother doesn't see it and doesn't agree, any brother, then let them take their congregation and say, "Now, I don't want you to hear this. We'll just stay away while they're teaching that (See?)," and give them the privilege. We always want to be in harmony with God and with His children, with everywhere.

WHY_ BEAUMONT.TX WEDNESDAY_ 61-0125

E-24. the Lord willing. I'd like to bring a tent and set it up out here somewhere, in--right in between the cities around here, and let us all come together and have fellowship one with another. Try to build up the churches..

BE.NOT.AFRAID_ TULARE.CA FRIDAY_ 61-0224

E-4 maybe can--we can get a tent and put it out here somewhere and seat twenty or thirty thousand people, and just leave it stay for three or four weeks and we really get acquainted and know one another, that so... And if the Lord being willing,..

THE.TRUE.EASTER.SEAL_ JEFF.IN V-14 N-3 SUNDAY_ 61-0402

5..we go up, British Columbia. And then it--on July the first through the fourth in Miami, Florida.

THE.TRUE.EASTER.SEAL_ JEFF.IN V-14 N-3 SUNDAY_ 61-0402

7 So then it's wondering about a big tent meeting; that--if that comes, I want to really be there to--all of you that can, in Washington, DC, at the capital for a--a meeting. Be my first tent meeting, you know, where the Lord promised me He'd meet me in that little place in the meeting. And that they're planning on that now; they called us and told us, the businessmen there, that they would either get the Convention Hall, where we did speak, or put up a big tent. And as soon as he said, "big tent," something kinda registered, maybe that's where the meeting place will be, at the capitol house. So that's very, very fine. So we'll see about it, and then let you know a little later as the Holy Spirit leads that way.

A.TESTIMONY.ON.THE.SEA_ SALEM.OR FRIDAY_ 62-0720

E-12 I would like to have a time if God permits before the end time, when I could set up a tent in a certain vicinity, and just come like, and stay there for about four or five weeks. Just stay there where you could have a morning session, just with minister brothers, and so that they could teach their congregation afterwards.

Then stay in there. And someone be prayed for, and then get worse, and don't know what it is, bring that person back into an instruction room, and let them know. Examine them over and see what's happened. See?.

GOD.HAS.A.PROVIDED.WAY_ VICTORIA.BC SATURDAY_ 62-0728

E-5 I have promised to me, to start a nice big, new tent, trucks, trailers, and everything all paid for. Don't even have to take up offerings for it. Isn't that wonderful? So we, trusting that that... If that's His Divine will... We always want His will.

Then I aim to do what I've always promised: set the tent in a community where there's no revivals, and everybody--and everybody cooperating, and have a morning meeting just for minister brethren, talk to them, an afternoon meeting for instruction for the healing of the sick, and then the night service, an evangelistic service. And then let off every Sunday afternoon, and so forth, where the other churches are having meetings. We won't interrupt with the regular meeting of the community.

PRESENT.STAGE.OF.MY.MINISTRY_ JEFF.IN V-11 N-2 SATURDAY_ 62-0908

16 And so far as I know, that every vision that He's ever give me has been fulfilled except the one that I'm a change in my ministry to where I'm to pray for people in a little place like a little room under a tent, or a big auditorium or something. It looked to me like a tent. You remember that, two or three years ago? Most all of it was brought to pass. I was to go down in Mexico, and how it would rain that night and what would take place down there. And He told me my ministry of the first pull. Remember about catching the little bitty fish, or missing it? Second one was a small fish. But then He told me, "On the third pull, don't fail. See? And don't tell people."

HOW CAN PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT HE SHARED THE FORBIDDEN THINGS WITH PEOPLE AROUND HIM?

HE TELLS THE VISION AGAIN IN THE 7TH SEAL

THE.SEVENTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0324E

562-4 {288} Oh, what a day we're living in, what a great thing. See the mystery and secret? The third... Standing there, when this left me, something just come to me and said, "Don't fear." Now, I didn't hear no voice, like on the inside of me spoke. I have to just tell you the truth, just exactly what happened. Something hit and said, "Don't fear. This is that third pull."

Third pull, you remember it? He said, "You've had so many impersonators on this, what you tried to explain." But said, "Don't even try this." Do you remember it? How many remembers that vision? Why, it's all over the tape and everywhere. That's been about six years ago--seven years ago: been seven years ago. Said, "Don't try to explain that." Said, "This is the third pull, but I'll meet you in there." That right?

THE.SEVENTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0324E

563-1 {291} I was standing with a--a little baby's shoe when He told me, there, "Make your first pull; and when you do, the fish will run after the lure." Said, "Then watch your second pull" said, "because there'll only be small fish." He said, "Then the third pull will get it."

And all them ministers got around me, said, "Brother Branham, we know you can do it. Hallelujah, Brother Branham." (That's where I always get tied up--with a bunch of preachers. See? I love people; they want you to explain everything, this, that.)

THE.SEVENTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0324E

563-5 {299} And just then He picked me up. And He took me up and set me way up high to where a meeting was going on, looked like a tent or a cathedral of some sort. And I looked, and there was a little box-like, little place over in the side. And I seen that Light was talking to somebody above me, that Light that you see there on the picture. It whirled away from me, like that, and went over to that tent, and said, "I'll meet you there." And said, "This will be the third pull, and you won't tell it to nobody."

And in Sabino Canyon, He said, "This is the third pull." And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language. But I was standing right there and looked right straight at it, and this is the third pull coming up. And the Holy Spirit of God... Oh, my. That's the reason all heaven was silent.

THE THIRD PULL

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.ON.THE.SEALS_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0324M

460-4 {23}.Hold still. Something has happened. And now just be real... You understand what I mean, don't you? And just be...

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.ON.THE.SEALS_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0324M

460-6 {24} Don't try to make yourself odd to be a Christian, because (You see?), you take yourself away from God and you--you--you... If you can understand it, THIS IS THAT THIRD PULL. You should've caught that the other day. See. So then just...

You remember, there'll be no impersonation like there was of the other two.

HUMBLE.THYSELF_ JEFF.IN V-21 N-1 SUNDAY_ 63-0714E

29 Now I'm looking for something to happen, and start that Third Pull in the mark. See? And may be the next Sunday morning healing service, maybe it produce that. I don't know.

HOW.CAN.I.OVERCOME_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-12 SUNDAY_ 63-0825M

31 I feel that that third pull is beginning to move, you see, with--within me. I--I--I want to pray for everybody.

SOULS.THAT.ARE.IN.PRISON.NOW_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-22 SUNDAY_ 63-1110M

206 What if that could be the Third Pull, to the Eternal lost. What if it is there? I hope it's not. What if it is? Think of it just a minute now. What if it is? God forbid. I got children. See? But it sure looks pretty close here..

SOULS.THAT.ARE.IN.PRISON.NOW_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-22 SUNDAY_ 63-1110M

242 Now I wonder if the Third Pull could be? O God, may it be far from that! Is that what the Third Pull is for? Could that be? Oh, my! Think of it, friends. Think of it;.

SOULS.THAT.ARE.IN.PRISON.NOW_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-22 SUNDAY_ 63-1110M

345.Is the Third Pull to preach to the Eternal doomed that's rejected the Message of salvation?

HE.THAT.IS.IN.YOU_ JEFF.IN V-6 N-12 SUNDAY_ 63-1110E

215 And, Lord, we don't know what this Third Pull, as we have referred to It, will be. I don't know what. But we know one thing, that the First Pull was perfection. The Second Pull, being the five, was grace.

And, God, I pray tonight that You will reveal Yourself to us,.

LOOK.AWAY.TO.JESUS_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-17 SUNDAY_ 63-1229E

38 So now I am going to say something to you, now, that I haven't said all along. And, that is, the thing that we have looked forward to for so long (for at least many years, four or five years, or maybe longer), the Third Pull, has now been vindicated, and I'm sure you all know what it is.

39 Now remember, there'll never be an impersonation of that, 'cause it can't be. See, it cannot be

LOOK.AWAY.TO.JESUS_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-17 SUNDAY_ 63-1229E

42 And everyone knows that, for, as certain as the First was identified, so has the Second been identified. And if you'll think real closely, you who are spiritual. As the Bible said, "Here is to him that has wisdom." The Third is properly identified. See? We know where it is. So, the Third Pull is here.

LOOK.AWAY.TO.JESUS_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-17 SUNDAY_ 63-1229E

90..the first time this ever happened, the Third Pull, upon a human being, was a little, humble woman.

OF COURSE IT WAS HATTIE WRIGHT

LOOK.AWAY.TO.JESUS_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-17 SUNDAY_ 63-1229E

181 There is no more doubt in my mind. I know what the Third Pull is, and I know what it does. Now be reverent, just keep quiet, the hour will soon arrive where God is going to do some great things for us..

THE.ANOINTED.ONES.AT.THE.END.TIME_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-3 SUNDAY_ 65-0725M

262.The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. No more, there is no more higher order to reveal the Word, than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be vindicated is by the Word. And, remember, the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals, to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word.

WHAT.IS.THE.ATTRACTION.ON.THE.MOUNTAIN_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-8 SUNDAY_ 65-0725E

27 So I've got my mind set on this Message, that's that Third Pull, and it's the one I must be loyal and reverent to.

SO THE OPENING OF THE WORD, SEVENTH SEAL, ETC

SOMEHOW TIES INTO THE TENT VISION OR THE THIRD

PULL.

HIS.UNFAILING.WORDS.OF.PROMISE_ PHOENIX.AZ V-15 N-3 MONDAY_ 64-0120

138 I have never had but one thing that He ever told me in my life that I know that hasn't happened yet, that some sort of a building or a tent where there will be a little building setting and I'd have to go into that and pray for the sick. That hasn't happened yet as far as I know. That's the only thing that I know..

THE.VOICE.OF.THE.SIGN_ TULARE.CA V-22 N-12 FRIDAY_ 64-0214

7 One of these days, I believe the Lord... while the great revival is kind of quietened across the nation. I've asked the Lord, if it be His will, let me get a tent, set it up, and we don't have to rent anything. And have of a morning service for the teaching, with pastors and so forth, maybe from ten till twelve; in the afternoon, the instructions on healing; and then that night, praying for the sick. Day in and out, for weeks. And then not having Wednesday night, or Sunday services, to interfere, or something. Just Sunday afternoon, so we won't interfere with the rest of the service,.

CALLING.JESUS.ON.THE.SCENE_ DENHAM.SP.LA THURSDAY_ 64-0319

196 Some of these days I'm going to bring a big tent in this country, and pitch it up here, so we can have afternoon services, and instructions, so you can understand these things better. Get all our brethren together so we can have services

THE.VOICE.OF.THE.SIGN_ DENHAM.SP.LA SATURDAY_ 64-0321E

112 I wish I had a way that I could come down here somewhere and get all my brethren, when they had no revivals going on, put a tent up and just sit, day after day, and teach it till--till it really soaked in. But He wouldn't permit that, I don't think. See, we're too close to the end. I believe we're right now at the end.

ASHAMED_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0711

16..I--I want to get my own tent and my--my stuff, like the Lord gave me a vision to, and I believe the time is just now at hand. And I want to see while I'm here, why we can't get the tent.

17 And--and then when we go, like come here to Jeffersonville, instead of having just a day or two, or three or four days, we can go out here and put up this tent, and have two or three weeks, you see, and nobody can say nothing about it. We can either take a ball park, or, if they won't let us have that, there is farmer out here will let us have a farm. We'll rent the farm and--and put it up. The only thing we'd just have to do there, would be make our--our outbuildings, and so forth, and for our conveniences. And that could be easily done. And then we'll start having our services like that because that's according to a vision from the Lord, and it's to be done that way.

ASHAMED_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0711

113 But now speaking on what the services, and going to Africa, and the things that we've tried to arrange for these few days here in Indiana. And somehow or another, Lord, it may be You are driving us to that tent, to make that vision fulfill. So Thy will be done, we've committed it this way, the best of our understanding. So we pray, Lord, if there is any thing contrary to Your will, You'll make it known to us, that we might know to do Your perfect will.

TRYING.TO.DO.GOD.A.SERVICE.WITHOUT.BEING.THE.WILL.OF.GOD_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-8 SUNDAY_ 65-0718M

19 And then I'm here to get the trustees together. I'm kind of getting put out of all this turning me down on place to hold a meeting, when I'm feeling led to do it. So I think I'm going to ask if we just can't get our tent and--and put it up, and just stay there, you know. Get out here in the ball park, or out on a farm, and move it from place to place, just as the Lord will lead. And I feel that that's what He's going to do. You know, there's a vision concerning that..

I DON'T DENY THAT BRO. BRANHAM LOOKED FOR A TENT

ANY MORE THAN I DENY HE BELIEVED HE WOULD LIVE

TO SEE THE COMING OF CHRIST, OR HE BELIEVED THAT

BILLY WOULD PREACH, OR THAT HE WOULD LIVE TO SEE

JOSEPH PACK HIS BIBLE TO THE PULPIT AND PREACH,

OR THAT HE LOOKED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING TO LEAD

A MILLION PEOPLE TO THEIR DEATH AND CAUSE A RACIAL UPRISE.

BUT I DO DENY THAT BRO. BRANHAM TAUGHT THAT THE

TENT WOULD BE IN THE RESURRECTION

LOOK AT BRO. BRANHAM'S DESIRE FOR HIS LAST TRIP

TO SOUTH AFRICA

THE.EASTER.SEAL_ PHOENIX.AZ V-2 N-6 SATURDAY_ 65-0410

8 Just one month from today, we sail for South Africa, expecting a great time in the Lord, about three nations down there. So we--we certainly solicit your prayers. I probably won't be able to see you no more, if the Lord carries on for us to go, until I get back. And hope I have a great report for you when we come back.

IT.IS.THE.RISING.OF.THE.SUN_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-12 SUNDAY_ 65-0418M

352 Then there is going to be one brother meet me, say, "Why don't you have a little meeting for us?" The stadiums are already rented. They don't even know it. See? Oh, glory!

IT.IS.THE.RISING.OF.THE.SUN_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-12 SUNDAY_ 65-0418M

353 Pray that the will of God will not be hindered. That, my soul that's cried for Africa since I've left, may I be able to return again, then bring you a message of a great meeting. I probably won't see you no more, from today, until I return back. We're going, just in a few days now, the tenth of May. Will you pray for me?

ONE.IN.A.MILLION_ LA.CA V-18 N-1 SATURDAY_ 65-0424

4 And now I'm certainly soliciting the prayers of the people out in the radio land, as well as here. After I leave this meeting, I'm going to Europe, down into Africa and around, on meetings. And this is going by a vision, so it's going to be a great meeting there, I'm sure. And I felt for years that the Lord has wanted me to come back. The little humbly, humble ministry that He gave me, I don't think He is quite finished with it yet, over there.

DOES.GOD.CHANGE.HIS.MIND_ LA.CA V-18 N-4 TUESDAY_ 65-0427

260 And I--I'm going to South Africa after this. For, oh, my, you know how it is down there where you can't even talk to the people. And there'd be... We're at least expecting three hundred thousand, one single meeting.

261 So you just believe! You're here in America, you've seen It in and out.

ASHAMED_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0711

7 I just returned from Africa, as you all know. And when I got over there, I had a restricted visa, and wouldn't let me, wouldn't let me preach because it gathers too many together. They're expecting an uprise there at any time, and--and they--they wouldn't let me preach because of that gathering too many people together.

ASHAMED_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0711

30 Like the other day on this trip to Africa, I was so sure that I was moving in the will of God. Because, a year ago, I was down in the South, holding a series of meetings, and, they--they, I thought...

31 Coming from that organization, said, "You can come on, through the Christian Business Men, but we'll have nothing to do with it."

ASHAMED_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0711

40 I found out what the trouble was. Now I think, about October, the Lord willing, I can go back and have a meeting and everything, full cooperation, everything else, see, in Africa now. I got to the bottom of it and found out where it was at, what caused it.

THIRST_ TUCSON.AZ V-16 N-6 SUNDAY_ 65-0919

38 If I ever had any time that the Devil ever did press at me, was to go to Africa this last time. It become one of the--the finest meetings and times that I ever went overseas. I got, I believe, more things accomplished in that little time that I was there, besides my hunting trip, than I ever did at any time. I had always thought that those churches didn't want me there, and come to find out... I had a letter from someone, that it was, oh, they didn't want me there, all the association; and found out it was one man, with a letterhead from an organization, that said, "We don't want you," he meant him and his family. See? So then when I got over there... See, just "we," that was he and his family; and it wasn't the people, at all. So, now it's a great field opened up for us.

ISN'T THAT AMAZING THAT GOD ALLOWED HIM TO BELIEVE ALL THOSE YEARS THAT ALL OF THE CHURCHES DIDN'T WANT HIM THERE.

YOU SEE FRIENDS MANY OF THE FALSE DOCTRINES IN

THE MESSAGE DEPEND ON THE ERROR THAT BRO. BRANHAM IS INFALLIBLE. THEN IF HE WAS INFALLIBLE WHETHER HE WAS PREACHING OR TALKING AROUND THE TABLE EVERYTHING HE SAID WAS THE WORD.

A LOT OF THE DOCTRINES ABOUT THE RETURN MINISTRY

AND TENT AND AIRPLANE ARE BASED UPON PERSONAL

TESTIMONIES.

THE SCRIPTURE AND MESSAGE TELLS US TO PROVE ALL

THINGS. HOW DO WE PROVE PERSONAL TESTIMONIES?

CITIES THAT BRO. BRANHAM TALKED ABOUT SETTING

UP THE TENT.

SIX WEEKS AT MINNEAPOLIS, SIX WEEKS AT JEFF.

SIX WEEKS AT CHICAGO, SIX WEEKS IN COLUMBIA,

S.C., SIX WEEKS IN CHARLOTTE, SIX WEEKS IN

HARRISONBURG, 3 0R 4 WEEKS IN TULARE, CA

4 OR 5 WEEKS IN VICTORIA, B.C.

THAT IS A TOTAL OF 43 WEEKS OR ALMOST 11

MONTHS.

LET'S NOTICE THE ORDER OF THE RESURRECTION AS

TAUGHT BY THE PROPHET.

RECOGNIZING.YOUR.DAY.AND.ITS.MESSAGE_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-1 SUNDAY_ 64-0726M

234 Oh, won't that be a time! Just walking along, someday, and here's appears somebody. "Who is it? Mother!" Amen! "It ain't going to be long now." Just in a few minutes, you're changed. And we'll be... meet them, then be caught up together with them, to meet the Lord in the air. Oh, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Say, "Here is Brother Seward, the old brother that used to be at church here! Why, here is Brother DeArk. Here is Brother So-... Why, looky here, they're all around me! What's the matter? Here just in a few minutes... I know they've done appeared to me. It ain't going to be long now. I'm going to be changed now, just in a moment, just a moment." Oh, yes! And the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair. All the mystic clouds...

THE.SMYRNAEAN.CHURCH.AGE_ JEFF.IN ROJC 185-227 TUESDAY_ 60-1206

161 Oh, it's going to be a wonderful day, some morn, some of these times. To show you that the resurrection's going to be universal, "There'll be two in a field, and I'll take one; and two in a bed, and I'll take one." See, it'll be a night one place and daylight on the other side of the earth; it be a universal resurrection, that rapture

BUT BEFORE WE DO LET'S LOOK AT AN SOME IMPORTANT

PRINCIPALS ABOUT PROPHETS.

THE.TRUE.VINE.AND.A.FALSE.VINE_ MACON.GA TUESDAY_ 55-0607

E-79.There's many things He don't reveal to His servants. Look at--look at old Jacob setting on a stone. Setting up there and brought his boy's coat back... And you knowed he was a prophet. Brought his coat back and said, "A beast killed your boy." That was wrong. He didn't know the difference for forty years.

Look at Isaac, setting up there total blind, and here come Jacob up and said, "I'm Esau." He blessed him, for Esau--and a prophet...

Look at the--this Elijah, setting there and--and here come the Shunammite women and fell down by him like that. Said, "God's troubled her heart and kept it from me." They don't know all things. They just know as God will let them know. They're not infallible people

BLIND.BARTIMAEUS_ LIMA.OH SUNDAY_ 57-0127E

E-22.You know, there's a wonderful thing. God don't tell His prophets everything. He just tells them what He wants them to know, not everything. They can't do nothing in themselves. Just what God shows them, that's what they do.

Could you imagine Isaac setting blind and blessing Jacob in the stead of Esau? Could you imagine Jacob holding Joseph's coat for forty years, bloody, thinking that an animal killed it, and being a prophet?

Proves God just reveals to His prophets that what He wants them to know, nothing else. Prophets are not infallible people. Prophets are not Angels. They are men.

PROPHETS DIDN'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY SAW OR WHAT THEY SAID

ZECHARIAH 4:2

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

REVELATION 7:13

13 ¶ And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

WHEN THE PROPHET SAW THE VISION OF THE SEVEN ANGELS

A.TRUMPET.GIVES.AN.UNCERTAIN.SOUND_ PHOENIX.AZ MONDAY_ 63-0114

262.I--I might leave you in a few days. I don't know what it means. Just listen to the tape and draw your own conclusion. I don't know what it means. Would I stand here, and halfway believing that it might be my last messages I'm ever preaching, is right here in Phoenix, and say something that was wrong, and know that my destination lays out yonder, and I'll be judged by my words?.

THE.FEAST.OF.THE.TRUMPETS_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-16 SUNDAY_ 64-0719M

41.there on the back side of the desert, up into the mountain, where I was with some brethren, and told about what a great blast would go off, and I... seven Angels came down. Me thinking, myself, it was the end of my life; told my wife to get with Billy, and what to do with the children, and so forth, till we met again at the other side.

THE.JUNCTION.TIME_ STURGIS.MI SUNDAY_ 56-0122

E-31 Now, the prophets prophesied of things. They didn't know what they were talking about. They just said them. They didn't understand. Daniel said he couldn't understand, but he just wrote it out, because it wasn't for his day. The Angel told him to shu--close up the book until the end time. Many would run to and fro, and knowledge increase, and at that time he'd stand in his lot and--at the end of the time, and all these things would take place. He didn't understand it

Many of the prophets in writing did not know what they were writing. They just wrote it down, because it was inspiration.

CHRIST.IS.REVEALED.IN.HIS.OWN.WORD_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-10 SUNDAY_ 65-0822M

111 Prophets did not always understand what they were writing or what they were saying, or they would in no wise have said it, if they could a understood It.

THINGS.THAT.ARE.TO.BE_ RIALTO.CA V-4 N-6 SUNDAY_ 65-1205

27..HE'S SPEAKING OF ISAIAH

..he said, "A virgin shall conceive." He probably could not understand it, but God had spoke it through him.

LET'S LOOK AT VISIONS

COUNTDOWN_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-9 SUNDAY_ 64-0209

103.A vision, when you see a vision, it's got to be interpreted, too, you know..

GOD.IDENTIFYING.HIMSELF.BY.HIS.CHARACTERISTICS_ DENHAM.SP.LA FRIDAY_ 64-0320

204 See, sometimes when you see a vision, it's got to be turned around and translated. It's interpreted. A vision, like you'd--you'd see a--a sheep, that might mean wool. See, you have to have also the translation of it, see, and turn that vision around and translate it..

THE.TOKEN_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-8 SATURDAY_ 64-0208

195 when you see a vision, it has to be interpreted, also. It's turned around

LET'S LOOK AT THE TENT VISION

WHY.ARE.PEOPLE.SO.TOSSED.ABOUT_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-14 SUNDAY_ 56-0101

6-3 Then He taken me from there, and I seen a great huge tent. I never seen such a--a tent. And it was packed and lined everywhere with people. And I walked out to the... Looked like I was standing above the people, looking down, where I'd just made an altar call; and hundreds and hundreds of people were weeping and rejoicing after they had accepted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour.

And I looked, and then heard a man get up and say, "Call the prayer line." And people begin to line up over on this side, the left from where I was looking down towards the platform, and they lined all the way up and down the street for a prayer line. I noticed to my left, which would've been to my right if I was on the platform, a little wooden building. And I seen that Light, that all--they have the picture of, you know, that's always in the meetings; I seen that Light leave me, and go to that building, and go in that building; and a Voice said to me, "I'll meet you in there; that'll be the third pull."

I said, "Why?"

He said, "Well, it won't be a public show like the other." And I came to.

IN MINNEAPOLIS HE TELLS MORE OF THE VISION

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-20 He said, "You cause impersonations." And then I started weeping. And I took the string and was trying to straighten it out. And just then He looked at me. And I wondered what He was going to do. And He said, "Keep your line straight in these kind of times."

I said, "Yes." So I got the line ready to throw again, and just as I did at that time, He taken me away again, and He stood me up in the air over a great auditorium up or--or big tent. Oh, I never seen such a tent, spread way out. And in that there was a, look like I'd made an altar call and hundreds of people, real softly and sweetly were weeping, setting by the altar, receiving the Lord Jesus. And I said, "That looks better."

NOTICE THESE NEXT STATEMENTS, REMEMBER THE TENT

SOME SAY WILL BE AFTER BRO. BRANHAM HAS BEEN

RESURRECTED HE WILL BE IN A GLORIFIED BODY.

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-21 And then He said... There was a nice, smooth spoken gentleman stepped out and said, "Now, while Brother Branham's a resting a little bit, we'll line the prayer line up." Said, "You all with prayer cards beginning at a certain place line up to my right." And so, I looked over, that would be to my left from where I was standing. And there was a little building setting in there, little--little building that's built like that.

And all the people were, oh, just looked like went around the tent, and out a city block or more, a great line of people. And they were all standing around there with their prayer card. And just then I seen a woman in an ambulance stretcher was laying, and a man behind her was standing on crutches. So they were standing there waiting for their turn. There was a lady taking down their names and things. And then there was a canvas stretched here that no one could get around that tent.

WHEN HE TELLS THIS VISION HE NEVER MENTIONS SEEING HIMSELF AS A YOUNGER MAN, OR IN A CHANGED BODY

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-22.I looked, and here went that real soft Light moving away from me and went down and went into that little building.

And then there's something different between the Light and the Angel, 'cause He was still here with me, and the Light had went into the building. And this Angel still speaking behind me, which is a big Man, and He said, "I will meet you in there."...

So then I said, "I don't understand why in there."

WHEN THE PEOPLE WERE BEING HEALED BRO. BRANHAM

WAS NOT IN THE BUILDING.

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-23 He said, "Watch." And this woman when she come out of there on the ambulance stretcher, she was pushing the stretcher out the other side.

And she said... The lady asked her with the--the... Said, "What--what happened?"

She said, "I don't know. It just happened." She said, "I've been in this stretcher." Said, "I've been down in bed for years." And here come the man out packing his crutches. And they asked him what, said he didn't know. And he was coming to the platform to testify.

And I said, "I don't understand that in there."

NOTICE IN THE VISION PEOPLE WERE NOT GETTING A

BODY CHANGE BUT WERE BEING HEALED.

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-24 And watch, He's always Scriptural. He said, "Did not our Lord say, 'When thou prayest be not like the hypocrites that like to make a show.' Said, 'Enter into the secret closet, and when you've done so, close the door. Then pray to your Father what seeth in secret and He that seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.'"

And He said, "You remember that name that you were hunting that time that you dreamed about?"

And I said, "Yes."

He said, "I'll meet you in there and this time it won't be a public show." And the vision left me.

SO HE WAS GOING TO MEET BRO. BRANHAM WHERE

THAT LIGHT HAD ALREADY MET THE PEOPLE THAT WERE

HEALED.

AGAIN IN 1958 AT THE TABERNACLE HE TALKS ABOUT

IT.

LIFTING.HIM.UP.OUT.OF.HISTORY_ JEFF.IN WEDNESDAY_ 58-1001

E-5 There was a little building, wooden building, inside of this tent. And there was a woman, standing there or man one, taking names. And people were going in on crutches, and stretchers, and coming out the other side, walking. Well, I wondered what all had taken place in there. And then that Angel of the Lord, Whose picture you see here, It went from me, and went right over that little building, and stood there, and then went down. And a voice spoke and said, "I'll meet you in that place."..

LIFTING.HIM.UP.OUT.OF.HISTORY_ JEFF.IN WEDNESDAY_ 58-1001

E-6 And now, and I'm hoping and trusting to God, that sometime during this week, that I want to use this little room over here for a prayer room, and to take the sick and afflicted in, and see if He will meet me and start at the Tabernacle again on a new ministry. I would sure love to see it done. I do not know what it is, my friend. I do not have any idea what it will be, but He Who listens now, I trust that it'll be something more to help His poor, sick, suffering children of this day. I promised Him that I'll be faithful, and loyal, and try to be more loyal than I was with the other gifts that He has given.

HE GOES ON TO SAY

LIFTING.HIM.UP.OUT.OF.HISTORY_ JEFF.IN WEDNESDAY_ 58-1001

E-7.I'm not saying that it'll work either way. It's so that you would know, because it's already been said that we were looking for something new to take place, and we are.

But now, I don't say that He told me it would take place. Where I've seen in the vision, was in a tent. But, 'course it might take place anywhere, any time. So we're looking forward to it.

TWO DAYS AFTER THIS HE SAYS

LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN_ JEFF.IN FRIDAY_ 58-1003

E-5 it seemed like that maybe, it's just go to continue on for awhile, until that tent comes in, up under the same ministry that I've had, because in the interviews today, there were four, great, outstanding visions took place in--in the interviews. So it seemingly, maybe, I will continue on until that maybe the tent starts, or wherever it is He has chosen to begin to declare His Name in a new way..

SOME OF THE COMMENTS HE MAKES AFTER THE INITIAL

TELLING OF THE VISION.

HE'S TALKING ABRAHAM

JEHOVAH.JIREH_ SIOUX.FALLS.SD FRIDAY_ 56-0224

E-49 Now, you're going to have to read between the lines. Now, you know, the Bible is written, the message is not altogether right on the letter, but it's between the lines. Did you know that?..

HE GOES ON TO SAY

JEHOVAH.JIREH_ SIOUX.FALLS.SD FRIDAY_ 56-0224

E-50 When we get our big tent up out here somewhere, we'll take plenty of time and go through them in-between the lines. Watch the resurrection thing how it moves in there, just beautifully. Just get in love with Him and He will reveal it to you. And then, I noticed that...

You know God what did to Abraham and Sarah there? I'll tell you what He done. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]...?... He turned them back to a young man and woman again? "Oh," you say, "Brother Branham, that's ridiculous." But He did. He turned them back to a young man and woman. He made...

CONTENDING.FOR.THE.FAITH_ GEORGETOWN.IN 56-0200

E-3..We got some a new tent coming, seating several thousand people and some vans, and so forth, for a few American meetings before going back overseas..

HIDDEN.LIFE.WITH.CHRIST_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN MONDAY_ 56-0213

E-7 And then from there we come back to Chicago from April the third to the eighth. The eleventh; we start at Spindale, South Carolina and, or North Carolina, I believe it is, from there to Columbia, from Columbia on to Charlotte, and from there to Anchorage, Alaska. And then back to begin in the big new tent seating sixteen thousand people, the new vans and things it be on, to pitch our tent in places to stay from--from three to four, and up to six weeks at a time before we move the tent, just stay there till it's over, till God says it's finished.

HIDDEN.LIFE.WITH.CHRIST_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN MONDAY_ 56-0213

E-10 I'm borrowing a hundred thousand dollars to go with this tent. That means that I'm--I'm--I believe what I'm talking about. Yes, sir. It's from the Lord; it's from the Lord.

And the good thing about it, a real good friend, rich man, but a servant of the Lord, said, "Brother Branham, I'll let you have it without one penny interest.

HIDDEN.LIFE.WITH.CHRIST_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN MONDAY_ 56-0213

E-11 And now, say, I'd like to pitch that tent out here somewhere, out here for about six weeks, and right here in Twin Cities and--and have about a six weeks revival with every church..

BUT REMEMBER JESUS AND THE SAINTS WERE HERE 40 DAYS BEFORE THE ASCENSION.

LETTING.OFF.THE.PRESSURE_ GREEN.LAKE.WI FRIDAY_ 62-0518

E-112 What's the matter with people? Can't you see we're at the end time? It's all over. The next thing will be a sweep will...?... that little group together. In a month or so she'll be gone, as soon as she's gathered together

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-25 Now, we got the tent in making. And then in there I'll be able to carry a prayer line right on through. Now, you remember, I speak this before it comes to pass. The exceedingly abundantly is fixing to take place. I can't wait till I get into that place. I just... My heart's a yearning and burning..

HE'S TALKING ABOUT GENE AND LEO

BEING.LED.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN SUNDAY_ 56-0219

E-64 But the Lord has helped them and blessed them and wonderfully. And they move right down in Jeffersonville like FBI agents following my meeting, first, to see whether them things was really true, see if the visions come at home, just the same as they come here, and to see whether it was all right or not. And they rented them a little place down in Jeffersonville and watched constantly until they were--knew what was right.

And now, they're wonderful boys. Both of them here, they take--take the recordings of the messages and so forth, will be with me in the tent meetings as we go on, the Lord willing.

AND REMEMBER ONE OF THEM TURNED OUT TO BE A

HOMOSEXUAL AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE DIED

WITH AIDS.

JEHOVAH.JIREH_ SIOUX.FALLS.SD FRIDAY_ 56-0224

E-2.You just got a--a nice bunch of people here. And it would be very fine place, sometime, to bring that big tent and set it up here for a long, long time. Wouldn't that be fine? If you'll just permit it (Amen.), that--that would be fine. Thank you.

MAKING.A.WAY_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 56-0304

E-10 Then we go to--from here then, we go to Chicago for the eleventh--third to the eleventh. And we leave on a Monday, begin there on a Tuesday. And begin through the--no, it's third through the eighth, and then on the eleventh we begin in Charlotte--no Colum--Columbia, North Carolina, and then to Spindale, North Carolina, and then from there to Charlotte, South Carolina, and then Anchorage, Alaska, from there, up into Anchorage, Alaska. Then back, and not determined, but perhaps maybe by then, the tent will be ready to be on the road.

MAKING.A.WAY_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 56-0304

E-11 Oh, I've just... You know what I want to do? Will you pray with me for this? Look, I want to 'fore too long, the Lord willing, to put that tent right here in this Falls City and stay there for four or six weeks meeting, just stay right here until the battle is finished. And you be praying for that now. Now, I'd just like to stick it out here between Jeffersonville and New Albany somewhere, and just put up about a seven or eight thousand seating capacity in it, then we can add more as the days go by, and just stay right here until it's settled. Amen.

SHEPHERD.OF.THE.SHEEPFOLD_ CHICAGO.IL TUESDAY_ 56-0403

E-15 One of these days I want to pitch that tent the Lord's going to give me, right outside of this side of Chicago here somewhere, have about a six or eight weeks meeting. We're just going to go right down the Bible and teach on those things and just let Divine healing rest, go just about once or twice a week, or something, and just teach the Bible.

TITUS 2:11

11 ¶ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed *HOPE, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

HOPE: elpis {el-pece'}

expectation of good, hope; and in the Christian sense, joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0823M

962-Q-253 253. Will the Bride--will the Bride before Jesus comes, will she have all power of Holy Ghost to perform miracles, raise dead, and so on, as in the latter rain--or is this the latter rain for the 144,000 Jews? Will all ministers have this, are we--or are we just waiting for the coming?.

HE SPEAKS SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS AND THEN GIVES

THIS ANSWER

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0823M

964-198 WE'RE JUST TO WAIT ON THE COMING OF THE LORD. JUST WAIT; keep your lamps trimmed, all filled full of oil. Pray up every hour, not every day, every hour. Just keep ready; be ready; be sweet, and watching...

Oh, we're watching for the coming of that glad Millennium day.

When our blessed Lord shall come and catch His waiting Bride away.

Oh, my--oh, my heart is filled with rapture as I labor, watch, and pray,

For our Lord is coming back to earth again.

That's it; THAT'S THE HOPE OF THE CHURCH THIS HOUR.

[STOP]

WHEN THE PEOPLE WERE LOOKING FOR THE MESSIAH TO

COME THE FIRST TIME THEY STARTED USING THE PROPHET'S WORDS TO BASE THEIR BELIEF ON. INITIALLY THEY USED JUST WHAT THE PROPHETS SAID, THEN LATER THE TEACHERS AND RABBIS BEGAN TO ADD TO WHAT THE PROPHETS SAID.

BEFORE LONG THEY HAD THEIR IDEAS SO INJECTED INTO

THE WORD THE EMPHASIS BEGAN TO CHANGE FROM HIM

COMING , TO HOW AND WHERE AND TO WHOM HE WOULD COME.

THEY WOULD PUT SCRIPTURES TOGETHER AND THEY

THOUGHT IT WAS MAKING THE CORRECT PICTURE. BUT

WHEN THE FULFILLMENT CAME IT WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY HAD FIGURED OUT.

LET'S PUT TOGETHER A ONE SIDED PICTURE. WE WON'T

USE OUR IDEAS, WE WILL USE THE PROPHETS' QUOTES

FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.

GENESIS 3:14

14 ¶ And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and HER SEED; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise HIS HEEL.

GENESIS 49:10

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until SHILOH come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

NUMBERS 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

DEUTERONOMY 18:15

15 ¶ The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a PROPHET from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

PSALMS 132:11

11 ¶ The LORD hath sworn [in] truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

ISAIAH 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name IMMANUEL.

ISAIAH 9:6

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the GOVERNMENT shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

ISAIAH 35:3

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.

OF COURSE SAVE TO THEM MEANT FROM THEIR ENEMIES

5 ¶ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6 Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.

LOOK AT WHAT A PICTURE WE HAVE SO FAR. SERPENT

BRUISER, SHILOH, GATHERER OF THE PEOPLE, PROPHET,

KING ON A THRONE, CONCEIVED BY A VIRGIN, HEAD OF

THE GOVERNMENT, CAUSE STREAMS IN THE DESERT,

GRASS AND REEDS AND RUSHES

THEIR IDEA OF MESSIAH WAS DEFINITELY A KING WITH A THRONE.

MICAH 5:2

2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting.

ZECHARIAH 6:12

12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:

13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall SIT AND RULE UPON HIS THRONE; AND HE SHALL BE A PRIEST UPON HIS THRONE: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

NO DOUBT THEY WOULD QUOTE THE PROPHETS ALL

THE TIME AND EXPLAIN THEIR VIEW OF THE MESSIAH,

LIKE WE DO TODAY

MALACHI 3:1

1 ¶ Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and THE LORD, WHOM YE SEEK, SHALL SUDDENLY COME TO HIS TEMPLE, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, HE SHALL COME, saith the LORD of hosts.

2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

3 And HE SHALL SIT [AS] A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

MALACHI 4:1

1 ¶ For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet IN THE DAY THAT I SHALL DO [THIS], SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS.

LOOK AT WHAT A PICTURE WE HAVE SO FAR. SERPENT

BRUISER, SHILOH, GATHERER OF THE PEOPLE, PROPHET,

KING ON A THRONE, CONCEIVED BY A VIRGIN, HEAD OF

THE GOVERNMENT, CAUSE STREAMS IN THE DESERT,

GRASS AND REEDS AND RUSHES

NOW OUR PICTURE INCLUDES A RULER IN ISRAEL, TEMPLE BUILDER, KING PRIEST ON A THRONE, A REFINER & PURIFIER OF SILVER, SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, DESTROYER OF THE WICKED.

WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS_ SPOKANE.WA THURSDAY_ 62-0712

E-42.They had the way the Messiah was coming probably down the golden corridors and shake hands with Caiaphas, the high priest, if He come in his way. But look what He come. He never come contrary to the Scriptures. He come exactly the way the Scripture said

GOD.IN.SIMPLICITY_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0317M

42-1 {267}.But you know JESUS DIDN'T COME CONTRARY TO THE WORD; HE COME ACCORDING TO THE WORD, BUT CONTRARY TO THEIR INTERPRETATION. See? He taught things that was against their ecclesiastical training about Him.

Now, they said, now for instance, "When Messiah comes, certainly He will come up to the temple and say, 'Caiaphas (or ever who's high priest), I have arrived.' He will come with a ten million Angel salute. The... God will say, 'All right, fellows down there, you're really a mighty church. You're My people. I'm going to turn the crank here and let the corridors of heaven down; I'm sending you Messiah to you this morning. I'll let it land right out there in the yard.' And all the people get around and say, 'Doctor So-and-so, you and Doctor So-and-so; you all can stand at the head to greet Him first.'" You See?

YET NO DOUBT, EVERYONE OF THEM THOUGHT THEY AND

THEY ALONE WERE THE ONLY ONES RIGHT. THEY LIKE

PEOPLE TODAY TOOK THE QUOTES THEY WANTED AND

PUT TOGETHER A PICTURE THAT SUITED THEIR TASTE.

BUT THERE WERE SOME OTHER QUOTES.

LET'S PUT TOGETHER ANOTHER PICTURE SHALL WE

PSALMS 16:10

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

PSALMS 22:1

1 ¶ To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?

VERSE 7

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying],

8 He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

VERSE 13

13 They gaped upon me [with] their mouths, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me.

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

PSALMS 34:20

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

PSALMS 41:9

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me.

PSALMS 69:21

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

ISAIAH 50:6

6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

ISAIAH 52:14

14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

ISAIAH 53:3

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither [was any] deceit in his mouth.

10 ¶ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

ZECHARIAH 11:12

12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give [me] my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty [pieces] of silver.

13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

ZECHARIAH 13:7

7 ¶ Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

I THESSALONIANS 4:13

13 ¶ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.1_ JEFF.IN ROJC 551-584 SATURDAY_ 60-1231

151 The same voice that summoned John, "Come up," the same voice that said to John, "Come up," is the same voice that'll summons the church someday (Amen.), summons the church.

Also, the same voice that summoned John to come up, is the same voice that summoned dead Lazarus out of the grave, that same voice of the archangel. Christ is the voice of the archangel, "voice of the archangel." See? Oh, that trumpet voice of Christ summoned John to come up, the same voice summoned Lazarus.

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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THE ENDING UP OF THE BRIDE'S ADOPTION IN TIME IS

THE RAPTURE.

THE NEXT GREAT EVENT OF THE PURPOSE OF YOUR

LIFE IS THE RAPTURE.

THE.TEN.VIRGINS.AND.THE.HUNDRED.AND.FORTY.FOUR.THOUSAND.JEWS_ JEFF.IN ROJC 425-492 SUNDAY_ 60-1211M

32What's the next thing we're looking for? The rapture of the church.

JEHOVAH.JIREH_ TULARE.CA SUNDAY_ 61-0226

E-73..See Him getting His church ready? What's He doing? He's showing them His last sign. The next thing is what? The rapture, the rapture. The Son appears and we're changed. We can't go to get Him in the air. He's too high for us. But we'll be changed like Abraham, father, was in a moment in a twinkling of an eye and be caught up together to meet Him in the air.

JEHOVAH.JIREH_ TULARE.CA SUNDAY_ 61-0226

E-75..What's the next thing we're looking for? The rapture, going to meet Him, the coming Son. We'll have to be changed and caught up.

THE.TRUE.EASTER.SEAL_ JEFF.IN V-14 N-3 SUNDAY_ 61-0402

143..after that sign was manifested fully to Abraham and his group, then the next thing come was that change. See? Now, we done seen everything through justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, placing of the son, and the signs and wonders of Him, being in His Presence to discern the thoughts of the heart, and so forth, as He said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man." We see that taking place right now. What was the next thing? The change of the body.

the next thing coming is the rapture of the church, and the change of the body of the sleeping saints to meet the Lord Jesus in the air.

ABRAHAM.AND.HIS.SEED.AFTER.HIM_ BLOOMINGTON.IL SUNDAY_ 61-0416

E-94.the next thing in line now is the rapture of the Church, the changing. We which were alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep; for the trumpet of God shall sound; the dead in Christ shall rise first, and we which are alive will be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye."

ABRAHAM.AND.HIS.SEED.AFTER.HIM_ BLOOMINGTON.IL SUNDAY_ 61-0416

E-95 We got to have a changed body to meet in the air, the rapture.

That's the next thing for the children of Abraham. The trumpet shall sound, the next thing. The real children of Abraham shall be changed, this body made light and we'll go right up..

ISN'T IT AMAZING ALL OF THESE QUOTES ARE AFTER

THE VISION OF THE TENT AND YET HE DOESN'T PLACE

IT IN THE EVENT OF THE RAPTURE.

ABRAHAM.AND.HIS.SEED.AFTER.HIM_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 61-0423

E-76..that's the next thing in order: the changing of the body, the rapture

ABRAHAM.AND.HIS.SEED.AFTER.HIM_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 61-0423

E-80.what's the next thing? The change. The next thing happened to Abraham was a changed body. He had to have it or he'd never got the son. And the next thing happens to the church is the rapture

But the next thing for the church is to be changed. We've had every sign: justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Spirit, placing of a son, manifestation of the Spirit. Now, what? The changing of the body for the rapture.

GETTING.IN.THE.SPIRIT_ CHICAGO.IL FRIDAY_ 61-0428

E-15.Now, the next thing is a change in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye and going... And we'll have to have a changed body

..And now, we find the next thing in order for the Church now, is a changed body,.

IDENTIFICATION_ PHOENIX.AZ WEDNESDAY_ 63-0123

7.I been preaching these strong Messages about His Coming, and trying to lay out the--the possibilities, and the hour that we're now living in, and how that everything, to my opinion, my humble opinion, is just in condition for the Coming of the Lord, the Rapture, the next thing. And all that lacks, could happen within an hour.

THE.FIRST.SEAL_ JEFF.IN MONDAY_ 63-0318

172-3 {379}The next thing for the Church is rapture. Amen and amen. Praise be God.

JUST.ONCE.MORE.LORD_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-17 N-11 SUNDAY_ 63-1201E

151 Brother, sister, I don't know, in my Bible, of any other thing God promised to do before the Rapture of the Church.. The next thing left is for the Rapture of the Church. It could come at any time, and not disrupt any Scripture in the Bible, as far as I know it.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.1_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0823M

982-Q-276 276. Brother Branham, will the Bride go through the persecution as the early apostolic church did?

No, I just explained that a few minutes ago. No, next thing is a rapture now. Remember, we're at the promised land; we're at the border. You understand the march of Israel?

MANY AROUND THE MESSAGE HAVE THE COMING OF THE

LORD COMPLETELY CHANGED FROM A SCRIPTURAL VIEW.

MATTHEW 24:38

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

THERE IS NO SETTING OF A TENT OR PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH THE LITTLE ROOM IN THIS SCRIPTURE.

REMEMBER THE RAPTURE IS A SECRET

THE.SUDDEN.SECRET.GOING.AWAY.OF.THE.CHURCH_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 58-1012

E-33.This secret coming of the Lord, sudden secret going of the church... "Watch, it'll be two in the field; I'll take one and leave one. There'll be two in the bed; I'll take one and leave one," showing that the coming of the Lord will not be just at any certain corner, but it'll be universal. One will be in the field working: daytime, the other one in the bed sleeping on the other side of the world. It'll be a universal rapture. And it'll come with the shout, with the voice of the Archangel. And the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise. And she will be caught away secretly. Oh, I love that. The great Bridegroom coming, and the bride that got Herself ready, waiting for that secret moment that she doesn't even know herself, but she's ready and dressed, and waiting for it.

THE.THIRD.SEAL_ JEFF.IN WEDNESDAY_ 63-0320

238-4 {63}.the rapture will be a secret. So if that was so secret when He come, how much more will the rapture be unknown. See? They want to... Directly they'll say, "Well, I thought we were supposed to have a rapture and all this judgment upon the earth."

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

It'll be so--just like a thief at the night. Like a--a book I read one time... What is that called? "Romeo and Juliet," is that what it was, or something. He let... They got the ladder up the side the house some way I for... (It's been a long time ago.) And he come, got his--to get her out at nighttime.

THE.FOURTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN THURSDAY_ 63-0321

297-4 {128} HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE MISSING

WHO JOHN WAS

.And we find that they missed him. Even the apostles standing there missed him. Why, they said, "Why'd the Scripture say (the scribes) said that Elias..."

He said, "Well, he's already come, and you didn't know him."

But that's where I pattern the resurrection and--or the rapture. It'll go and they'll... I know that sounds strange, but maybe you'll know a little more after tonight, if the Lord willing, just how it's going to be. See? It'll be so secret nobody will know about it, hardly. The world will just think--just go right on like it always did. See? That's the way He always does it.

GOD.HIDING.HIMSELF.IN.SIMPLICITY_ ALBQ.NM FRIDAY_ 63-0412E

306 The Bride is forgiven. She goes straight to Glory, in a Rapture. That's right. She, my opinion, the last member will be caught up, one of these days. It might come, and you wouldn't know nothing about it. Remember, it's a secret, secret catching away. "He'll come in an hour that you think not." You won't know nothing about it. She'll be gone; be too late then.

O.LORD.JUST.ONCE.MORE_ HOT.SPRINGS.AR V-20 N-10 FRIDAY_ 63-0628M

208 One of these days you're going to say, "Well, I thought the Church was going, had to do this, that, and the other. I thought there would be a Rapture. I thought..."

209 See, it'll be a secret catching away. If He took one here in Hot Springs, and one somewhere else, and one down there, and one there, will make up literally millions of those that come up out of the ground. And there is at least five hundred people, every day, missed in the world, and we don't even know where they went to. See, the Rapture is going to make up of all those who sleep in the dust of the earth, that's right with God.

They'll say, "Well, I thought a Rapture was to take place."

"It's already passed, and you knew it not. You are left." See?

"Well, everything is going..." Yes, sir.

210 It's a secret Coming, the Rapture is, comes to steal away. Like that book I read that time (what was it), Juliet and Romeo. He come at nighttime, when the people were sleeping in worldliness, and the church all in worldliness. And all of a sudden, the cry come, and away they went.

CALLING.JESUS.ON.THE.SCENE_ DENHAM.SP.LA THURSDAY_ 64-0319

194.I know He is coming. I don't know the minute or hour, but I know everything is fulfilled, ready for the Rapture. The Church is called out. It'll be a secret going; just vanish, and that'll be all

THE.PRESENCE.OF.GOD.UNRECOGNIZED_ TOPEKA.KS V-20 N-2 THURSDAY_ 64-0618

39 Now look. You know, the--the Coming of the Lord is going to be a secret coming. He said, "There will be two in the bed, and I'll take one and leave one," that's where the--the night is. "Two in the field, I'll take one and leave one."

40 You know, there is so many people disappear every day, off the face of the earth, that nobody can account for. One of these days it might be that people might say, "Well, you mean the tribulation, the thing is on us now? I thought the Church was to go before the tribulation." They don't realize and understand that the Rapture could take place and they would know nothing about it; it's the secret going of the Church.

THE.INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.OF.CHRIST_ SHP.LA V-2 N-15 THURSDAY_ 65-1125

325..God is going to let Him come, and a sight to behold. Would you be ready when He comes? Would you be ready to go up with Him when He comes? The secret Rapture of the supernatural Bride, "She'll be made mor-... from mortal to immortality; be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of eye. We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep."

THE.TEN.VIRGINS.AND.THE.HUNDRED.AND.FORTY.FOUR.THOUSAND.JEWS_ JEFF.IN ROJC 425-492 SUNDAY_ 60-1211M

141 It will be a secret coming; no one will know when it's going to happen. We're commanded to be ready and watching. We don't know what hour. But whatever it is, we will not prevent any of these back in here; for just as soon as Jesus appears, the whole watch rises. Dead or alive, doesn't matter.

We don't--we don't meet Him first; we meet one another first. The Bible said, Ephesians 5th chapter, It said, "For we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord (down here) shall not prevent or hinder those which are asleep." Them precious ones that sealed their blood--sealed their testimony with their blood. "Not prevent (or hinder) those that are asleep, for the trumpet will sound." Something will take place, "the Gospel something will sound," the announcing of His coming. "And the dead in Christ shall rise first. And we which are alive and remain shall be changed." Standing, and feel a change come on, the gray hair go out, the wrinkles fall away, be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. And we shall meet our loved ones first: "There's mama, papa; there's my buddy. Oh, hallelujah, we're ready." And then, together with them that were dead," says the Scripture, "we will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord." The order of the coming...

THE.TEN.VIRGINS.AND.THE.HUNDRED.AND.FORTY.FOUR.THOUSAND.JEWS_ JEFF.IN ROJC 425-492 SUNDAY_ 60-1211M

197..the first time He came to redeem His Bride; the second time He comes to catch away His Bride. Like a love affair, comes around and steals her out at nighttime and takes her away from the world, "meet Him in the air." The secret coming of the Lord... See? The second time He come is to receive His Bride: first time, to redeem her; second time, to receive her; and the third time, with her: King and Queen.

DESPERATIONS_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-1 SUNDAY_ 63-0901E

55..we know something is fixing to happen. And remember, the Coming of the Lord will be a sudden, secret going away. He'll come and take Her like a thief in the night. And to think that if somebody, all of a sudden, there is members of our family gone, and you're left behind! It should throw us into desperation, that, by the grace of God, we'll not be left back behind..

THE.PRESENCE.OF.GOD.UNRECOGNIZED_ TOPEKA.KS V-20 N-2 THURSDAY_ 64-0618

39 the Coming of the Lord is going to be a secret coming. He said, "There will be two in the bed, and I'll take one and leave one," that's where the--the night is. "Two in the field, I'll take one and leave one."..

ONE.IN.A.MILLION_ LA.CA V-18 N-1 SATURDAY_ 65-0424

57 the Coming of the Lord is a secret Coming. He'll come and steal away...



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