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Part 2

"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 October 11, 2006
::   HappyValleyChurch.com

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THE FAMILY AND THE RAPTURE

I CORINTHIANS 15:51

51 ¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

[STOP]

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! SWhy, 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………

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

935-60 Look at the missionaries that died down there in the fields of Africa. Look at them that's died up yonder in the--in the--the frozen regions of the north. Look at them that died in the arena, all over the world, in the Congo, and all around across the world. They've died everywhere in China, Japan, around the world; and the coming of the Lord will be universal, this rapture will.

Watch the changing. "There will be two in the bed; I'll take one and leave one," the same moment, "There'll be two in the field; I'll take one and leave one," one on the dark side of the earth and one on the light side of the earth. See? It'd be a universal rapture. Yes, the church will all be together, but after, after the resurrection and the rapture has set in…….

HE DOESN'T MENTION A TENT OR AN AIRPLANE OR A HUNTING TRIP

A.PARADOX_ TAMPA.FL SATURDAY_ 64-0418B

327 Notice the form of the Rapture, how it will be. We meet one another before we meet Him, 'cause, He knowed that when we got there, I'd be wondering if you were there, you wondering if I were there. "But," the Bible said, "we which are alive and remain to the Coming of the Lord shall not prevent or hinder those which asleep. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which alive and remain shall be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, and be caught up together with them." Oh, what a worship it'll be that time. Now, "Caught up together with them." Now, we become part of that before that time comes, catching up into the Rapture.

YOU SEE PART OF THESE STRANGE DOCTRINES STARTED

WHEN BRO. BRANHAM WAS HERE.

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

973-Q-267 267. Brother Branham, I have some questions I wish to ask--ask you. I have heard people say that you have advised people to sell all their... homes and follow you to Arizona or--or they would not be in the rapture. Is this true?

That's a lie. See? Uh-huh.

... or should we sell our homes, or did you even say this?

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

973-235 No, sir. I did not say it. If anything, I've advised people not to do it. Uh-huh.

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

974-240.Is this true or should we sell our homes, or did you ever say this?

No, I never said it. I never... I've always advised people to stay where you are and keep on keeping on till Jesus comes. If I've told you many times, let this tape be a memorial; let this day be a memorial; let my word be a memorial; I have never, at one time, ever told anybody, ever proselyted, ever tried to get somebody to come to this church. I have never... As far as telling them to leave their own church and sell out their goods and things, God knows that I've always advised people to remain a Christian and stay where you are until God calls you. Everybody knows that. Stay right there. But now, to tell people... Somebody say, "Well, I want to go over here. I want to live over..." You go wherever you want to go; that's all right. I don't care where you go; that's not my business for that.

But now, to think that... See, what does it? It starts a cult (See?), and then I get in trouble. They got a group out there now that's going to be on charity pretty soon. And then what's it going to be? "We come out here for the rapture of the Bride." That's just what the newspapers are waiting for. They're waiting to get it when they fall on charity and can't go back to their homes. Then what they going to do?

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

975-242 "Why, we followed Brother Branham out here. Supposed to be..." And I am just as innocent of it as I can be. The dear, sweet people, they--they know that I love them, and even in their error. And they... Why, that... They... I love them anyhow. See? I love them; they're my children; but they just won't listen to me, what I'm trying to tell them. I'm trying to work out something in the Name of the Lord, and they won't let me do it. See? They're actually going against me instead of for me..

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

975-Q-268 268. Also, I have heard there is a teaching out, that a book you wrote several years ago about the bread of life... They interpret it that we must all be with you or miss the rapture.

..Now, now, you people, you're solid yourself, but you've got to have that. That follows every meeting. The--the...

I was reading about Martin Luther here not long ago, not comparing ourselves with that; but this is a reformation just the same as that was. And the--the question was... The--the--the historians, they said, "It's a marvelous thing to think that Martin Luther could protest the Catholic church and get by with it. That was a wonderful thing." But said, "The most wonderful thing about Martin Luther wasn't that. How he could hold his head above all the fanaticism that followed his meeting and still stay true to the Word, his calling..." See?

No, sir! Don't put your own... Any man or woman that puts anything to what I say, don't believe what I say. They don't...

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

976-Q-269 269. Also about these families that have sold out and moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona, where they have interpreted from one of your tapes titled (just a minute) "Little Bethlehem," "Little Bethlehem," the rapture will take place in Arizona. Did you advise them to go there?

I certainly did not. When they wrote a letter about that, somebody up here in Connecticut or something, I answered the letter back and said, "You're making the worst move you ever made in your life. Don't you do a thing like that." See, you can't... Well, you just remember, you people... Now, you all know that I'm not telling them people to do that; I'm telling them not to do it. But you see, that's got to follow the meeting

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

976-Q-270 270. Now, Brother Branham, are we missing out on something? These people claim to believe every word that you say to be true. (But they don't. They don't believe it. Their own actions prove that they don't.) Please let me know your straight answer: yes or no (You've got it. All right.)

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

977-250 If I let those people stay out there and go on charity, what's going to happen? Then that's just exactly what the denominations and all of them is looking for. "Aha, I told you what was behind him, another school of prophets or something." See? There you are;

They said, "We come to follow the Word." I haven't even got a church to send them to there. The kind of churches they'll go to there is the same kind you leave at other places, maybe worse. See? And they won't go to church anyhow, and I have no church to preach to them

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

979-258 A minister came to me the other day, said, "Brother Branham, they're getting the awfullest cult down there you ever seen." Said, "Each one of them, every morning, they go out; and they said they ain't going to work; it's too close to the rapture." They're not going to work. Well, that just shows you don't even understand. See? Right. (This tape's going down there.) So, yes, sir. You ought to take a lesson from the ant, the Bible says, you know. If they don't work, they don't eat. So that's just exactly right.

Here's--here, just picked up another one of these.

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

979-Q-271 271. Is... (I don't know. See, it's just some--it's different--it's a different handwrite from this other one. Just to show you; I think there's about eight or ten of these in there. See?) Is the more--is the more perfect church going to be in Tucson, Arizona? I want to be in God's perfect will. Shall we move to Tucson?

It's not at all the other--other handwrite. It's... I... Just look around here; I'll just show you how many there is on that one question. I don't... I--I couldn't find them, I guess. Here's--here's... I got some marked on here, "I'll let you know."

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

979-Q-272 272. Brother Branham: Please... (Let's see.) Knowing that you are the prophet, and the hour that we are living, will there come a time when God's people will have to flee to Arizona with you? If so, will you let us know when the time comes?

Sure will. I'll tell you. I'll tell you. Now, see, there's two different handwrites, two different people. See? There's one handwrite, and there's the other. See? That's what must be what's on the church's mind. See? Well, let's just get this settled. Let's see if I could find... Let's see.

THE RESURRECTION WILL BE UNIVERSAL

THY.HOUSE_ TIFTON.GA TUESDAY_ 61-0808

E-49 Now, notice in that--the rapture will be universal, because He said, "There will be two in the field, and I'll take one and leave one. There'll be two in the bed; I'll take one and leave one." You see, when it's dark on one side of the earth, where it's two is in the bed, it'll be harvest time on the other side of the earth, when there'll be two in the field. See? And it shows it'll come one great big rapture.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 62-0527

716-138when God calls His flock together, He may take two out of Jeffersonville, two out of Indiana, two out of Kentucky, two out of Mississippi. That's exactly what He said; not them words, but He said, "There'll be two in a field," that's where the daylight's at; "I'll take one and leave one. There'll be two in the bed," the other side of the earth is night-time, "I'll take one and leave one." See?

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 62-0527

716-141 The gathering of the people will be not clannish, for a group here. It'll be a universal resurrection gathering together, and the rapture will come the same way. Because He said, "When one fell asleep in this watch, one in that watch, one in--on down to the seventh watch. And then when the Bridegroom come, all of them awaked, every one all the way from the time of Genesis until the end of Revelation. Every one of them awakened, that's right, to get ready to go in."

Now, you see, He shows that all the dead will rise forth from the grave at His coming, the righteous, the Bride, the sleeping ones that's in the grave will rise at the resurrection. Then He shows that the people that are living on earth, it'll be one here and one there, it will not be a bunch of people gathered together in a little group, "For there will be one in the field, or two in the field, I'll take one and leave one," there comes one of the church out of daylight. On the other side of the earth, "There'll be two in bed, I'll take one and leave one." Is that right?

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

933-Q-240 All right, fifth question:

240. Will the Bride be gathered together in one place at the rapture, and will it be in the west?

Nope, don't have to be there. Yeah, the Bride will be gathered together in one place. That is true, but not until the resurrection. See? "For we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord..." Ephesians--II Thessalonians the 5th chapter, I believe it is. "We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (or hinder) those which are asleep (universally); for the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise, and we shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air." Therefore, the Bride will all be together when it goes to meet the Lord. See? It will be together, but it don't necessarily mean that we--they all have to be setting in one place like this; because the Bride is sleeping in the dust of the earth around the world, from the Arctic to the tropics, and from--from the east to the west, from north to the south.

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

934-58 Now, the first thing happens when we're resurrected... The ones which are a-living will just still remain... The resurrection will set in first, the resurrection of those that are asleep. There'll be a wakening time, and those which are asleep in the dust now, not those that are asleep in sin, 'cause they sleep right on. They don't awake for another thousand years. But those who are--are sleeping in the dust will be awakened first, and they'll--these corruptible bodies will put on incorruption in the rapturing grace of the Lord. And then we'll all get together. And when they begin to get together, then we which are alive and remain shall be changed. These mortal bodies will not see death, but just of a sudden, there'll be like a sweep go over us, and you're changed. You're turned back like Abraham was, from an old man to a young man, from an old woman to a young woman. What's this sudden change? And after while you--you're traveling like a thought, and you can see those then who are already resurrected. Oh, what a hour. Then we'll gather with them and then be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air.

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

935-59 It's not necessary, if your uncle is buried down in southern Kentucky, that he has to be brought up in Indiana, or buried in Indiana has to be taken to southern Kentucky. No matter where he is... Them are dead in the sea shall rise from the sea. Those that were destroyed in that arena and eat up by lions, those who are throwed in the fiery furnaces and not even the bones will be left or the dust, they shall still rise. Whether they was in Rome, or the arena at Rome, or whether they were in the tropic jungles of the south, or in the frozen regions of the north, they'll rise from the dead and be changed and be brought up; and the living shall be changed in a moment, a twinkling of an eye and be caught up together.

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

935-60 Look at the missionaries that died down there in the fields of Africa. Look at them that's died up yonder in the--in the--the frozen regions of the north. Look at them that died in the arena, all over the world, in the Congo, and all around across the world. They've died everywhere in China, Japan, around the world; and the coming of the Lord will be universal, this rapture will.

Watch the changing. "There will be two in the bed; I'll take one and leave one," the same moment, "There'll be two in the field; I'll take one and leave one," one on the dark side of the earth and one on the light side of the earth. See? It'd be a universal rapture. Yes, the church will all be together, but after, after the resurrection and the rapture has set in

WONDER WHY BRO. BRANHAM LEAVES OUT THE TENT,

THE AIRPLANE, HUNTING TRIPS, ETC ?

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.3_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M

1065-17 Now, in this... No, the Bride doesn't have to be in any certain place. Many of them will be in the dust of the earth. They'd be around the earth; they'd be frozen in the--the snow in the north, and--and dust of the tropical jungles, and--and all around the world. But when the Trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall arise, waken, and come out of the dust of the earth, no matter where they are. And now, in this, the resurrection will be a universal. See? Everywhere every creature on the ball of the earth that's in Christ will come forth with Him when He comes (See?), no matter where you are.

Just think of the arena in the days of the early martyrs, that when those Christians were throwed into lions' den, and those lions killed the Christians and eat up their bodies. See? Yet they were scattered, their bodies was in the wastage of the lion across the face of the earth. No matter where it is, you can't... See, you're made up of a substance that's unseen made material, and God will--will give that--that substance back. See?



Also see Part 1
Also see Part 3 : Counter thoughts of Bro. Evan Moseley testimony.
Also see Part 4 : Quotes/Links Pro Return Ministry


Was William Branham Looking For A Return Ministry? Part 2 Three Testimonies - Bro Willard Collins Bro Evan Moseley Bro Hollin Hickerson say yes.


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