We find out then, that there's only three classes of people on earth, three races. We know that: Ham, Shem, and Japheth's people. That's the Jew, and the Samaritan, and the Gentiles. Now, the Samaritan's half-Jew and Gentile.

According to Brother Branham, there are three races of people on earth. Within these three races of Jews, Samaritans and Gentiles are four kinds of people, the unjust, the filthy, the righteous and the holy ones. These four kinds are also known as believers, make-believers and unbelievers.

REVELATION.22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and
he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let
him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

At this time, unjust and filthy unbelievers can still become righteous or holy believers, until grace and mercy will come to an end. There are four books in Heaven, and the whole life of every person on earth, and everyone who ever lived and died is recorded in one of those four books in Heaven. On page 280 in the Church Age Book, these four Books are clearly explained.

FIRST of all we know most assuredly that the purpose of God stands in election. It was purposed in Himself. It was God's purpose to bring forth a people like unto Himself that would be a Word Bride. She was chosen before the foundation of the world IN HIM. She was fore-known and beloved before she was ever brought forth during the ages upon the earth. She was redeemed by His blood and can NEVER come into condemnation. She can never be in the judgment because sin cannot be imputed unto her. Romans 4:8, "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." But indeed she shall be with Him in His throne of judgment, judging the world and even angels. Her name (each of her members) was written in a section of the LAMB'S BOOK of LIFE before the foundation of the world.

The foreseen "life-stories" of the holy, sinless, blameless saints are recorded in the LAMB's BOOK of LIFE. That's the blood-washed Bride, there is no sin against her. The next three Books contain the deeds of the righteous, the filthy and the unjust people of all the ages since Adam and Eve.

SECONDLY, there is another class. Their names are also in the BOOK OF LIFE and they will come up in the second resurrection. Such are the foolish virgins and the righteous as are spoken of in Matthew 25. In this class also are those who do not worship the beast or become involved in the antichrist system but die for their faith even though they are not in the bride, not having been born again. But they will come up in the second resurrection and go into eternal life.

THIRDLY, there are the borderline Christians such as we saw in Israel coming out of Egypt. These had their names in the Book of Life and their works written in the books. These having failed to obey God and being void of the Spirit, though even the signs and wonders were amongst them, will have their names REMOVED from the BOOK OF LIFE. Amongst this group will be the ones like Judas who though entirely void of the Spirit, but are religious, will have manifestation in their lives, and though on the books were not the elected IN HIM. Such also as Balaam will be in that group.

FOURTH and finally are the ones whose names have never been or will ever be written on the books. Such are found in Revelation 13:8 and Revelation 17:8, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are NOT written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not: and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." Jesus said that a certain group would accept one who came in his own name. That one is the antichrist. And that is exactly what it says of them in Revelation 13:8, and 17:8. These were ordained of God but not unto election. And with this group is such that are as Pharaoh. It says of him, "Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up. Vessels of wrath fitted for destruction." Romans 9:17 and 22. None of these would be placed on the records of life. I am not saying that there is no record of them. No doubt there is some kind of a record of them, but NOT IN THE RECORDS OF LIFE...

REVELATION.20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before
God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which
is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which
were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every
man according to their works

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was NOT found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.

After the Millennium, at the White Throne Judgment, we see the opening of the last three Books taking place. Those righteous people who are written in the Book of Life will get Eternal Life, even so they are not the Bride, and the filthy and unjust ones who are recorded in the other two Books will be cast into the lake of fire. In Matthew 25:31 to 46, the Lord Jesus spoke of this Judgment also, He referred to the righteous ones as sheep, and the filthy and unjust unbelievers as goats.



Now, Christian friends, we're all an Eternity bound people. EVERY ONE of US here has got to meet God and face God someday. And we're going to give an account for the deeds that's done in our lives.

It's going to be a conference of Judgment, and EVERY SOUL is going to be there to answer for the deeds that you've done in this life. And you're going to be there just as sure as God wrote the Bible, as God made the heavens and earth.

Now, because we have a responsibility that we've got to answer to God someday for. EVERY MAN that come on the face of the earth has to answer to God for a responsibility. And to many of us, a stewardship, we have to answer for.
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Every person that ever lived on this earth, and can be held accountable for their words and deeds, will have to answer for it to God at the Judgment Seat of Christ, as it was foreseen by God before the foundation of the world, and recorded in one of those four books as explained above. There are lots of quotes, and many Scriptures to prove that, from the Old and the New Testament alike.

ECCLESIASTES.12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

14 For God shall bring EVERY WORK into judgment, with every secret
thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.

II.CORINTHIANS.5:10 For WE must ALL appear before the judgment
seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body,
according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

EZEKIEL.18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, EVERY
ONE according to his ways
, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn
[yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

MATTHEW.12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men
shall speak, they shall give account thereof
in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt
be condemned.

These four Scriptures explain that EVERY ONE shall give an account for his or her words, and for the works done in the body, whether they are good or evil. We have seen already that those who are recorded in the last three Books will have to answer at the White Throne Judgment. But not the Bride, she will be judged in righteousness at the second coming of the Lord. In John 5: 24 to 29, these two Judgments are clearly explained. Verse 24 is a promise for the living saints who will be judged as faultless overcomer, and pass over to Eternal life without death. They will join the dead saints who will hear that voice to call them also to this Judgment of the HOLY saints. All of us who are written in the LAMB's BOOK of Life will be gathered there to receive our rewards.

JOHN.5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come
into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the
dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to
have life in himself;

27 And hath given him authority to execute JUDGMENT also, because
he is the Son of man.

That will be the first Judgment, it is for the holy Bride only, the living and the dead saints who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Verses 28 and 29 refer to the White Throne Judgment after the Millennium, where His Voice will call the rest of humanity from the grave to be judged according to their deeds, as they are recorded in the last three of the four Books in Heaven.

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in
the graves shall hear his voice

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

And I think, "The next time I see them will be there in glory, or either... What if some of them don't get saved, Lord, and the Bride, the church is to stand there as the judge. See? And the saints shall judge the earth."

In 1 Corinthians 6, the Apostle Paul tells us that we will judge the world, and Angels. After the Bride has ruled with Christ a 1000 years, we will sit on Thrones, and Judgment will be given to us.

Don't you know the saints will judge the earth? They'll be preached to. See? They'll be preached to by the very same people witnessed to them of the message to come out of it.
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Jesus with the Bride, as King and Queen, set at the throne, White Throne Judgment; and the books were opened, the books of the sinners. And another Book was opened, which was the Book of Life; and every man was judged thus by the Bride. "Know ye not (taking these little matters before the law)--know ye not that the saints shall judge the earth?"
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Revel.3:21, "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne." See, the Bride is with Him in the throne. As she is to judge the world she has to be sitting in the judgment with Him.

After every member of the Bride has been judged as a holy overcomer of sin and unbelief at the Judgment of the righteous saints, then we will be ordained to be the Judges at the White Throne. There was also a Judgment on Easter Sunday morning, after Jesus rose from the dead.

And the Logos, in the beginning, was the Word. And He became the Word. Then when He ascended up on that glorious day of Easter, He become not only the Word, but He become the High Priest of His own Word.
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He said, "Touch... Don't touch Me, for I've not yet ascended to the Father. But I ascend to My God and to your God, to My Father and your Father." And then that night, after He'd done WENT UP before God, and had rose from the dead, went up before God, coming back, He invited Thomas to come touch His side. See, He had ascended up in before God.
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Then when He died down at the cross, hell taken his precious soul. The Bible said his soul descended into hell. That's exactly right. Hell captured his soul and took Him down there. But brother, on that third day He possessed the gates of death, hell, and the grave and rose up the third day, and OVERCOME it all.

The price is already paid. God accepted it. Their sins are gone. God accepted it, justified us by raising Him up, and proving He ACCEPTED it, not only His death at the cross, but His resurrection, and now sends His Spirit forth, to witness His Word.

After the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, He ascended up to God to be "judged" and accepted as the OVERCOMER of death, hell and the grave. At His second coming, He will judge and accept us, His Bride, as OVERCOMERS of sin and false doctrines. At the White Throne Judgment, we will judge all the other people with Him, and then we will reign with Him throughout Eternity.



We have seen already that Brother Branham said that every person that ever lived on earth has to give an account to God for a responsibility, and the Bible confirms it everywhere. But all over the world, most believers are taught that the Bride is NOT going to any Judgment. There are about 70 quotes in the Message which declare emphatically that the Bride members will NOT stand in the Judgment, Jesus Christ took our Judgment upon Himself, we cannot be judged again.

And now, we're seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, free from Judgment. We can never go to the Judgment. How can you be judged twice? By... You... God judged Jesus Christ, and He put our Judgment upon Christ, and Christ paid our Judgment at Calvary. If we're in Christ, we're secured in Christ.

And He's already judged. You don't have to worry about Judgment. As I turn and look at that little crucifix, I realize that that is--represents His body. And now, that body has already been judged. God can't justly judge it again, for it's already judged. God struck the Judgments of death upon that body. And as long as I can find a way to get hid in that body... His Judgment was struck for me and for you. We are free.
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And you're already dead, and your life is hid in Him through God and sealed in there by the Holy Ghost; what are you going to be judged for? Where you going to get your purification? What do you have to be purified from when you're perfectly in Christ, sinless? How... What's the judgment for?
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And we stand justified in Christ before Him, because He cannot pass Judgment, for He's already judged that Body in which I am a part of. What--how am I a part of it? Here it is; it's in me.
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On the other hand, there are hundreds of quotes and lots of Scriptures which firmly declare that we must ALL appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ. How is that possible? About 70 quotes say that the Bride will NOT go to the Judgment, and more than 300 quotes say the opposite? This is a very important question which has to be answered correctly, or else the Message contradicts itself! Here are just a few quotes, there are hundreds like these few everywhere in the Message.

...Judgment of God, where I'll have to give an account for every word that I... Every word that I have spoke, I'll have to answer for it

You know our lovely Lord Jesus, that you and I together are to stand in His Presence someday and give an account for everything that we've done in this life (That's right.) unless it's confessed and under the Blood, when we go... Then we'll go in the rapture.

Brother, sister, I may never lay eyes again on you in this life. But there at the Judgment bar, I'm going to have to FACE YOU. See? Now, remember this night, the 13th day of February, 1961. When this day rolls up there on the canvas of the skies of the Judgment, this meeting will come to your remembrance.

And every, this man moved the--by the Holy Ghost wrote this Bible. And I believe every Word of It is perfectly the Truth of God and cannot be tampered with. And we'll be JUDGED by this Book at the END of the--of life's journey. Yes, sir.
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We are going to be judged according to our belief in Brother Branham's interpretation of the Bible. Every move we make in connection with that interpretation, all our words and what we think about it, and our deeds as the result of that revelation of the Bible are all recorded already in the Book. We must make sure that that Book is the Lamb's Book of Life, and not one of the other three.

The message now goes into history, and it's recorded on the Book. We all have to answer now for this, every move that we made, every word that we said, every thought went through our mind, the record is still playing. And it'll play on till life is over, and then we'll ANSWER at the day of the JUDGMENT.
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But let us have all of our deeds done right, because they're in a book, a record that's to be played at the day of the JUDGMENT.

The answer to this important question lays in the next few quotes, they explain what the Prophet means when he says the Bride is NOT going to the JUDGMENT. Wherever he went to preach, the ministers believed that the Bride must go through the Tribulation for purification.

There's ministers on the platform here, that would disagree probably with this. MOST ALL ministers believe that the Church goes through the TRIBULATION period, for PURIFICATION; I can't see it. The Blood of Jesus Christ is our purification, nothing ...? See, see? I believe that the church, the denominational church and the sleeping virgin, does go through the tribulation, but NOT the BRIDE. There's a difference between the church and the Bride. The Bride goes in the rapture. That's where you Church of God of Anderson and ALL got MIXED UP there (You see?) is in that.
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Those Pentecostal churches held this doctrine that the "Judgment of the Bride" means that she has to go through the Tribulation for purification. When Brother Branham said that the Bride will NOT go to the Judgment, he denounced this false doctrine which he came across at just about every place he visited to preach. By that he meant that she will not go through the Tribulation for purification, because we are purified by the blood, and by our belief in the Message of the hour.

And--and how can men, great teachers, teach, and looking at this Bible like this, and say that the Church goes through the TRIBULATION period when there's not a Scripture in the Bible that says it. They haven't got one thing. A man come to me not long ago, said, "Oh, Sister McPherson taught that the church would go through the tribulation, 'cause we'll be shining lights in that time." It's Israel then, not the Gentiles. The Gentiles has done gone, the Church. They have to go through no tribulation.
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"He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Eternal Life, and shall never come to the JUDGMENT, but's (or through the TRIBULATION period), but has passed from death unto Life." That's it.
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Parker, Thomas Parker. He said, "There's one thing that I have to disagree with Brother Branham." Said, "He believes that the church will NOT go through the tribulation." Said, "I believe the church goes through the TRIBULATION for PURIFICATION." What happened to the Blood of Jesus then. See? There's no place in any parable, or in any Word, that the church goes through the tribulation.

These few quotes are enough to make this subject very clear. We are NOW purified, and will be even more so at the time of the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit when that Angel will bring us into the full stature of the perfect man with another Ananias and Sapphira manifestation.

"He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath (present tense) Everlasting Life, and shall never come to the Judgment." You'll never go through the TRIBULATION, never come into Judgment, but you've passed from death unto Life.
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And how can a man say that the Bride of Christ goes into the TRIBULATION? I can't understand it. See? She's took away from the tribulation. If the Church has been judged, and they have judged themselves, and have accepted the Blood, how can God judge a man that's perfectly, totally sinless? You say, "There's no such a person." Every borned again believer, true believer, is perfectly, absolutely sinless before God.
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The sad part is that most Message ministers do not know about this puzzle, they take and preach what looks like the "easy way," that is that there is NO Judgment at all for the Bride. They brush those other hundreds of quotes aside as if they do not exist, not realizing the answer of the puzzle I mentioned above. As we go along, we will see that is a grave error, there is a Judgment of the righteous saints which the understanding Message believers will not want to miss, not at all. Many times I am told that we don't go to a Judgment, because the Prophet said we judge ourselves.

...we don't know what time that we may be called on to answer yonder at Judgment, and to give an account for what we've done with Jesus Christ. And then the case is closed; the book is closed; it's laying closed, and there's nothing can be done. We've judged OURSELVES by judging Him.
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And God is the sole Judge of who IS Christian and who's NOT. And we can only judge OURSELVES as we weigh ourself in God's bowels (That is His Word.) and see how our life compares with what His requirements is, and our desires towards that, our attitude towards what He has required us to do.

As we experience all the time, most followers of the vastly different and diverse doctrines judge themselves as true Message believers. Yes, we do judge ourselves by the Word of God, but there is an “Examiner,” another Judge Who will decide if our judgment of ourselves was correct, or just our own imagination. The following quote spells out very clearly how it is going to be done.

Then where is your judgment, yonder at the throne where you have NO MERCY, or here at the throne where you can get mercy? Now, you're the choice. That's the tree like in the garden of Eden, one of Life and one of death. Put it off for there and you die; take it now and you live. Now, you're the judge (See?); you're the one that has to... You are the judge NOW, but He's the Judge THEN. You're judge NOW, whether you want it or not. He's the Judge THEN, whether you received it or not. So you'll just have to make up your mind what you want to do, but it's up to you. Every man, like Adam and Eve, the right and wrong set before every person and you have to make your mind.
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PSALMS.1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the CONGREGATION of the RIGHTEOUS

PSALMS.84:6 [Who] passing through the valley of Baca make it a
well; the rain also filleth the pools.

7 They go from strength to strength, [EVERY ONE of them] in Zion
appeareth before God

ISAIAH.1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy
counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called,
The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be REDEEMED with JUDGMENT, and her converts

Zion, the Bride, the faithful city of righteousness shall be redeemed with Judgment, that is why this Judgment is so important. Everyone will appear personally before God to be fully redeemed at that day of Redemption. The Apostle Paul brings this teaching over into the New Testament:

HEBREWS.12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the
city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable
company of angels,

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are
WRITTEN in heaven, and to God the JUDGE of ALL, and to the
spirits of just men made perfect,

...we are grateful to Thee for the privilege of assembling together on this rainy afternoon in the Name of the Lord Jesus, once more this side of His coming, believing that someday we'll assemble our last time, until that great GENERAL ASSEMBLY will be called in heaven. May our names be written plain and clear, washed in the Blood of the Lamb.

Yes, that is what the coming of the Lord is all about! The general assembly, ALL of US who are written plain and clear in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life will meet God, our personal Judge. At that Judgment Seat of Christ, we will meet all the saints of all ages, from Adam to the last one.

And when we think of that song, "There is going to be a meeting in the air," where ALL the prophets and the REDEEMED and little David and Moses and all the patriarchs will be present there, then we'll say, "Was it written, in the song that we would see this and the REDEEMED of the ages shall rejoice together."

Look what Paul said in the Book of Hebrews the 11th chapter, said they was sawed asunder and pulled apart, wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins in the--the desert and destitute and so forth, lives that this world's not worthy of. There you are. That life's worthy of the Gospel. How's MINE and YOURS going to stand in the day of judgment with men like that?
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I'm thinking of old Brother Seward, Brother Sparks, Brother George DeArk, many other precious souls that once set with their feet against that stove, has gone on to meet their Lord tonight, resting yonder in the grave, waiting for that great summons for on high. They fought a fight; they kept the faith; they've finished the course, and now they're waiting for the crown of righteousness the Lord, the Righteous JUDGE, will give them that day.
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The bodies of those Brothers are in the grave, their souls are yonder behind the Curtain of time, resting and waiting for the summons to come on high to receive their crown from the righteous Judge. Therefore, this Judgment of the Bride is BEFORE the resurrection of the dead in Christ.



Those saints behind the Curtain of time told Brother Branham that they are waiting over there to be judged at the coming of the Lord. That comes first, not the resurrection as so many believers are wrongly taught. The following Scripture confirms that, verse 28 are the living saints without sin, we will be translated to join the dead in Christ before the Throne to partake at this Judgment.

HEBREWS.9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
LOOK for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation

But, my friend, you'll never bypass that one. You are going to be there. "For it was once appointed unto men to die; but after that the judgment." There'll be the great conference where we'll all stand together, and we'll give an ACCOUNT for this morning, of this earthly conference that we've held this morning.

Now, we know that He only comes and identifies Himself to those who are LOOKING for Him. And that's the way it'll be at His second COMING. The world will know nothing about Him. He'll just come take His church and be gone. And those who are not looking for Him will be left behind. He's only coming to those who are looking for Him.

Psalm 50 gives a very good explanation of the sequence of events. Verse 1 and 2 speak of the church ages, moving from the east to the west, God shined His virtues in and through Zion, His Bride of all ages. Verse 3 speaks of the first fold of His coming, the shout. We have many photos of the Pillar of Fire with His Prophet, and testimonies of tempestuous blasts that cut rocks to pieces, and tore off the tops of trees, and was followed days later by a big earthquake at Alaska.

PSALMS.50:1 The mighty God, [even] the LORD, hath spoken, and
called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour
before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Behind the Curtain of time, Brother Branham asked to see Jesus. He was told that he cannot see Him now, He is higher, but at the coming of the Lord he will see Him, and he will be judged for what he preached. The following verses explain the fulfillment of that event exactly as he was told. Paul explains in Ephesians 4:10 that Jesus ascended up far above all Heavens, and here in verse 4, it says that from there He will call to the dead saints who are in the Heavens below Him, and to the living saints on the earth, to be gathered together for this Judgment of HIS people.

4 He shall call to the heavens FROM ABOVE, and to the EARTH,
that he may judge HIS people.

5 Gather MY saints together unto ME; those that have made a covenant
with me by sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge
. Selah.

As taught in Psalm 50, Paul explains the same thing in Ephesians 1:10. In verse 14 of the same chapter, he tells us that this is the DAY of the REDEMPTION of the purchased possession.

EPHESIANS.1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he
might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which
are IN
HEAVEN, and which are ON EARTH;
[even] in him:

The living saints on the earth will go to be gathered with the dead in Christ yonder in Heaven for this Judgment of HIS righteous saints. Plain common sense will tell us that this event will have to take place BEFORE the resurrection of the dead in Christ, there cannot be any dead saints after that. There are many Scriptures which confirm it, but how many are preparing for this occasion?

ACTS.10:42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify
that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead

ROMANS.14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived,
that he might be Lord both of the DEAD and LIVING
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy
brother? for we shall ALL stand before the judgment seat of Christ
11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of US shall give account of himself to God.

Every one of US, WE ALL shall stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, including Paul who wrote these verses. That is exactly what Brother Branham was told behind the Curtain of time.

II.TIMOTHY.4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord
Jesus Christ, who shall judge the QUICK and the DEAD at his appearing
and his kingdom;

Peter explains who the dead are, we understand that they are the saints of all ages who died. They live now in their Spirit-Theophany bodies, which their souls entered into when they died, and they will be gathered with us. They will be judged according to their words and deeds done in their flesh, and each ones belief in the Gospel Message which was preached at their respective age.

I.PETER.4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the
QUICK and the DEAD
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that ARE dead,
that they might be judged according to men in the FLESH, but live
according to God in the spirit.

In Revelation 4:1, the Prophet tells us that John represents the living saints who will be caught up to meet the dead saints yonder before the Throne. We will leave the body and be translated like Paul to the third Heaven, and like Brother Branham was translated behind the Curtain of time.

Come up here with Me." Amen. "And I'll show you what's going to take place hereafter." Oh, my. Oh. Caught up in the vision, caught up into glory... His experience must've been something like that of Paul's. II Corinthians 12:2 and 4, if you're putting it down. II Corinthians... 2 to 4. Paul was CAUGHT UP one day, in a--in a vision too...
What Paul saw, he was forbidden to speak of it or to tell it out to the public. Oh, my. I don't believe he could do it. (Why, a little TRIP I took one day, I've never got over it and never will.) See,
121 REVELATION CHAP.FOUR PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 551-584 -- 60-1231

God, I pray that You'll change our mortal bodies one of these days. Like the vision, or a TRANSLATION, or whatever it was the other night... We'll be caught up one of these days, changed, just... Lord, I believe it with all that's in my heart.

And I pray God, that You'll give us of Your Holy Spirit to quicken the Word to give us the Quickening POWER, that someday when life is over and You're finished with us, that we'll be QUICKENED and ascend up into heaven where we was in the thoughts of God before the foundation of the world. God, grant it.
41-5 THREE KINDS OF BELIEVERS -- JEFF.IN -- N-3 N-6 -- 63-1124E

Most Bibles say, "The living and the dead," but the Kings James Bible says "The QUICK and the dead." Only a Message believer can know the difference, because Brother Branham tells us that it will be QUICKENING POWER which will take us there, like it translated him and the Apostle Paul yonder. Therefore, the QUICK means "The souls of the living saints who have left their physical bodies and have been caught away, or translated, or raptured yonder by the quickening power."

I looked right back and seen myself laying on the bed. Oh, Lord, let me look a-past the curtain of time. What is it? It's quickening power that'll CATCH US AWAY: that great quickening power.
35-2 EASTER SEAL -- PHOENIX AZ -- V-2 N-6 -- 65-0410

Moses was--represented the ones that had died and was sleeping in the GRAVE, 'cause Moses died and was buried; nobody know where he was buried at. But he represented the ones that were asleep when HE COME. And Elijah represented the TRANSLATED ones, who didn't have to die. See? There you are.
387 UNCERTAIN SOUND -- JEFF.IN -- V-16 N-3 -- 60-1218

Another confirmation is the Prophet's explanation about Mt. Transfiguration, he says that every one of us is represented there. There are many places where he describes that Moses represents the dead saints, and Elijah represents the raptured or translated ones, who will not die.

There we seen them representing those who died, Moses to represent the DEAD saints, rose. Elijah, with his group at the last day, with his RAPTURED group standing there all before the Lord Jesus.
68 REV.CHAP.4 PT.2 24 ELDERS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 585-643 -- 61-0101

Now, look at transfiguration. We was EVERY ONE represented there. There was the living saints that had RAPTURED, there was Elijah standing there; and there stood Moses, the DEAD saints...?... Also, both of them had Quickening Power. Whether the one died and the other didn't die, they're all there.
46-2 RISING OF THE SUN -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-12 -- 65-0418M

Like the Apostle Paul and Brother Branham had to leave their corporal body to be translated to the third and first Heaven, so will we have an out-of-body Rapture to be able to meet the dead yonder. This is verified in the following Scriptures. We, the living saints will be gathered together with the dead saints in Heaven, while our physical bodies remain ON the earth, and the bodies of the dead still remain UNDER the earth in the grave, or wherever they perished IN the SEA.

PHILIPPIANS.2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of
[things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth

REVELATION.5:3 And no man, in heaven, nor in earth, neither under
the earth
, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

REVELATION.5:13 And every creature which is IN heaven, and ON the
earth, and UNDER the earth, and such as are IN the sea, and all that are
, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be]
unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Comparing this Judgment of the righteous saints with the White Throne Judgment, we see that at that time there will be no “ON the earth,” because there will be no living saints at that event. But to leave our bodies, we need more faith than in any other age. The following quotes are for the saints of THIS HOUR, in THIS AGE, it is only the living saints who need this great translation faith.

And now, I believe she's ready to strike that final climax yonder to bring forth a faith that'll RAPTURE the Church into glory (It's the truth.), and She's laying in the MESSAGES. We're really at the end time.
35-3 THE ABSOLUTE -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-18 -- 62-1230M

We're coming now to the perfection, because the people has to come to this in order for the RAPTURE. That's what's holding it away right now, is waiting for that church to come into that perfect RAPTURING FAITH. I'm looking for it. It means a lot of shaking down for me; it means a lot for you; but together we'll make it by the grace of God.
184 PERFECT FAITH -- JEFF.IN -- V-6 N-11 -- 63-0825E

And I want you to get built up now in the--the holy Oracles of God, in the faith, the faith of THIS HOUR. The faith, it's going to take more faith than ever was in ANY AGE, for this has to be rapturing faith, be TAKEN UP.

The Prophet is not talking about the generally known Rapture, he is explaining the great rapturing faith which the living saints need to be translated to meet the dead in Christ before the Throne. The Apostle Paul tells us in the following Scriptures what will happen, and why, step by step.

II.CORINTHIANS.5:6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that,
whilst we are at home in the BODY, we are ABSENT from the Lord:

7 (For we walk by FAITH, not by sight:)

Verse 6 tells us plain and clear that we cannot meet the Lord in this body, because of that curse which God put on it in Genesis 3:17. But we must meet the Lord in order for the curse to be taken off of us. That leaves only one option, we must leave the body behind, as we have seen already. Verse 7 tells us that we have to walk by faith, great rapturing faith as Brother Branham taught us. That great faith will make us confident and willing, and give as the courage and boldness to leave the body and be raptured to the Judgment Seat of Christ to be accepted, and receive our reward.

8 We are confident, [I say], and WILLING rather to be ABSENT from
the body
, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be
10 For we must all APPEAR before the Judgment seat of Christ; that
every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to
that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

He will pick up that little church that's been persecuted, hang her yonder in the hall of fame, when She goes to the sky, shouting, "This ROBE of flesh I'LL DROP, and RISE and seize the everlasting prize.
179 ISRAEL AT THE RED SEA 1 -- JEFF.IN -- IC 35-64 -- 53-0326

...your SOUL'S going to pull from your body like a tooth being extracted...
...When that soul breaks out of here, there'll be Someone standing at the end of the road (my, my,) to bear him up and undergird him with His everlasting arms, and take him down through the valley of the shadow of death, to PRESENT HIM yonder faultless and BLAMELESS before the Father.
122 ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT -- JEFF.IN -- V-26 N-10 -- 54-1219E

This robe of flesh we will drop when our souls will be pulled out from the body like a tooth, or like a bird flying from its cage. Then we will be translated up to the Throne of God where we will receive our everlasting prize. That will be the full baptism of the Spirit of God, which will be added to the earnest, the baptism of the Holy Spirit we have now, AFTER we have been judged and accepted as faultless, holy and blameless overcomer before Him on that day of our full Redemption.

Our innermost beings today, our hearts are overrun with joy, when we think that someday, this old earthly tabernacle that we're now dwelling in, like the cage that holds the bird, this lump of clay, our SOULS will take its FLIGHT like the bird from the cage someday to the arms of its Lover. When we see You coming, this ROBE of flesh we'll drop and rise.
63 FELLOWSHIP BY REDEMPTION -- JEFF.IN -- V-26 N-17 -- 55-0403

Then when a man is borned again from heaven, he becomes a spirit babe in Christ. And then when this ROBE of flesh is DROPPED, there is a natural body, theophany, a body not made with hands, neither born of a woman, that we go to. Then that body RETURNS back and picks up the GLORIFIED body.
78 WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC -- JEFF.IN -- V-5 N-10 -- 65-0221E

The next rapture takes place is II Thessalonians for the church, the Bride, to be resurrected to be raptured into glory. "We which are alive and remain (That's the BODY that's left ON EARTH.) will not prevent or hinder them which are asleep...
172 THE RAPTURE -- YUMA AZ -- V-5 N-14 -- 65-1204

If these quotes should stumble someone, mainly the last one, the following three quotes confirm that we come back from this Judgment to pick up the glorified bodies. You cannot come back to pick up your body unless you have left it in the first place, that is an elementary fact. The Prophets experience behind the Curtain of time was one of the great highlights of his entire ministry.

He said, "They're not Branhams." Said, "They're your converts; they're your converts." Said, "That woman that you're admiring," said, "you know how old she was when you led her to Christ?" I said, "I have no idea." Said, "Past ninety." Said, "See, she's young forever." And she looked up at me. She said, "Brother Branham, Jesus will COME someday, and then we'll go back to earth." And said, "THEN we'll receive our glorified BODY; then we'll live together forever."

I said, "I've preached the same message he did." And them millions raised their hands and said, "We are resting on that." There you are (See?), right there. Yes. Said, "THEN together we'll go back to the earth for a BODY that can EAT, and we drink, and live together through all the ceaseless ages there." That's the coming of the Lord.
213 TEN VIRGINS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211M

He said, "Then when Jesus comes, then we're... And He judges you for your ministry, THEN we go back to earth and take up BODIES." (Well, I--I thought about it then; that's exactly the Scripture.) Said, "Then we go back to earth and take up bodies; then we eat. We don't eat here, neither do we sleep." Said, "We eat down there...”
382-4 {407} THE FIFTH SEAL -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0322

There are at least 4 more quotes like these 3. Searching the websites on the Internet, we see that most ministers preach that the next event will be the resurrection of the dead in Christ. They tell their followers that the dead will appear before us at any time, and we will be changed and go in the Rapture. There are some places in the Message which look as if it will be like that, and there will certainly be a resurrection like that, but it is NOT the next thing to take place as they proclaim.

I realize that our part is down here. We will may NEVER meet again UNTIL we meet UP THERE to face all of the deeds that's done in our lives. Then, Father, what will be there? Help us to meet each other there, won't You, Lord?

Brother, sister, if I NEVER MEET you AGAIN, until it's at the judgment seat of Christ, where the deeds that's done in the body could be made manifest...

If the resurrection of the dead in Christ would be the next thing to take place, then we would meet Brother Branham at that time here on earth. But the Judgment of the righteous saints is BEFORE the resurrection of the dead in Christ, therefore we will meet our beloved Prophet at the Judgment Seat of Christ first, that's the next event as he clearly explains throughout the Message.

The NEXT TIME I see you, in my life... Many of you here, the next time you SEE MY FACE, will be at the judgment bar where the queen of Sheba will be standing there. She made her stand. Are you good enough in yourself, you think, to stand there?

So God being my judge, I see that Light. For revelation, for vision... If I never meet you NO MORE till I meet you in the land of glory, and stand that day at the judgment seat of Christ where we'll all come, I've told you the truth.
E-70 HEAR YE HIM -- PHEONIX AZ -- 60-0313

These quotes also show that the "return ministry" doctrine is absolutely false. Brother Branham is NOT coming back before the resurrection of the dead in Christ to ride this trail once more. No, but there will be a return ministry of the Pillar of Fire, at the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

But one of these days, if we NEVER meet again on this EARTH, we're going to meet YONDER at the--at the judgment seat of Christ. And you'll find out that in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest of them has...)
568-2 {335} THE SEVENTH SEAL -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324E

I've got to stand then before you. You remember, I'm going to meet you again. If I NEVER meet you here on this... Or I'm going to meet you at the JUDGMENT. And I've got to answer for what I've said tonight.

There are many more quotes in the Message which confirm this meeting. The greater majority of the worldwide Message believers knows nothing about this undeniable fact, a very terrible and sad disappointment is waiting for them, unless they still come to this true teaching of the Message.

3rd mystery is the mystery of the translation of the LIVING saints at the end time of this age: I Corinthians 15 and also Thessalonians 4:14-17.

There'll just be a few understand it. "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the coming of the Son of man." What was saved? Five souls. In the days of Lot there was actually three saved. The wife started out and lost. So shall it be in the coming of the Son of man. There'll be very few saved, TRANSLATED in that time. One of the mysteries of that church being TAKEN UP, like Lot...
31-1 + 35-2 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

This translation of the living saints to meet the dead saints before the Throne of God is certainly a great mystery, it will reduce this big number of Message followers to just a very few, as Brother Branham tells us. For the USA, he mentioned the number 50 three times in the Message.

You expect there be a hundred billion in this America come out, or some other, this world today. There might not be FIFTY come out. But the great ransomed Church is laying in the dust a waiting.
130-62 HEBREWS CHAPTER 4 -- JEFF.IN -- 57-0901E

It'll be, maybe ONE leave Jeffersonville, just somebody come up missing. They'll say, "Well, you never..." The rest of them won't know. There'll be ONE leave Georgia. See? There'll be one leave in Africa. And let's say there'd be five hundred people a-living will go in the translation.
57-5 {373} GOD IN SIMPLICITY -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317M

  Every Message believer has seen this cloud picture, which was photographed in
February 28, 1963 above Flagstaff. But how many understand what it means? It
shows the Lord Jesus at His Second coming as the Judge according to Malachi 4.
That chapter is all about Judgment, it speaks of the day when the earth shall burn
as an oven, and the treading down of the wicked. It recalls the law of Moses with
the statutes and Judgments, and predicts the great and dreadful day of the Lord
when He will come and smite the earth with a curse for having rejected Him. was the Lord's day. Is that right? And that's the day that He comes as a JUDGE, and will smite the earth with a curse. Is that right?
And I will send to you Elijah the prophet BEFORE the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
66 LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 493-550 -- 60-1211E

And it's now one of the most HORRIBLE times for the unbelieve and sinner, that he has ever witnessed, because the DOOM TIME is close at hand. And it's the most blessed time for the believer, for his REDEMPTION is at hand. There's two factions in the earth tonight, the believer and unbeliever. The one the Lord is coming to receive, and the one the Lord is coming to condemn: at His coming, will BLESS one and will CURSE the other at His appearing.
21 SECOND COMING OF THE LORD -- JEFF.IN -- V-9 N-2 -- 57-0417

The second coming of the Lord Jesus will be the most blessed time for all the believers who have made themselves ready by the Message of Elijah the Prophet. The mysteries of that great event lays in the writings of the New Testament, which was written by the Apostolic Fathers. Our hearts and understanding are turned to be ready for that day of the Judgment of the righteous saints. I have 115 Scriptures from the N. T. in my collection which refer to, and explain that day.

And, behold, in the last days I'll send to you the Elijah, the prophet, and he'll change the thoughts of the people, turn the hearts of the children back to the APOSTOLIC TEACHING of the Bible. And it shall be Light about the evening time." Here we are, great God of heaven! The hour's here!
192 WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION? -- JEFF.IN -- V-8 N-8 -- 65-0725E

...and they'll realize that they don't know what minute that we may be called or summoned to ANSWER for our lives ON HIGH. And if our name is still on that stalk book, doomed we'll be; but if it's in the Lamb's Book of Life, the real Life, then we are saved.
99 TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE -- SHP.LA -- V-7 N-2 -- 65-1127B

This is a wonderful quote, it tells me that I must be ready to be translated on high to answer for my life which I believe is recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life. There I will meet Brother Branham and all the saints of all ages, and my Judge and Kinsman Redeemer Who will fully redeem and save me at that Judgment Seat. If I miss that, then I would be doomed, and fall under that curse.



To understand that question, we have to look at the fall of man in Genesis 3. After Eve and Adam disobeyed God's MESSAGE, God came down to judge them for their unrighteous deeds.

Even from the beginning, God was the Messenger at the beginning, to tell Adam and Eve, "You shall eat this, but you shall not do this." That was the MESSAGE. And when man stepped across the MESSAGE of the HOUR, it brought death and chaos to the whole human race. Now, that's how much the message means.
63 END TIME EVANGELISM -- JEFF.IN -- V-10 N-5 -- 62-0603

Satan, speaking through the serpent, perverted and twisted that Message to Eve. And when she accepted that false doctrine, her SOUL sinned against God and His Word. Then followed the sin in the flesh, and Adam did also partake of that to save his wife. Then God, the righteous Judge came down and charged and sentenced the Serpent, Eve and Adam for their compromising. God CURSED the GROUND for Adams sake, and condemned the flesh to return to the dust again.

GENESIS.3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto
the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded
thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: CURSED [is] the GROUND for thy
sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the
; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust
shalt thou return

As we all know, that curse is still in effect, all the people grow old and die. Sinners or saints, pain, sickness and sorrow accompany our lives because of that curse, and the resurrection of the dead in Christ cannot take place till that curse is lifted off every one of God's predestinated children. We are waiting for that last sheep to come into the fold, then God will gather His saints together “UP THERE,” and judge each one in righteousness. The Prophet tells us how it will be done:

Jesus said, "He that will confess Me before men, him I'll confess before the Father and the holy Angels." When this great CANVAS is spread across the sky, and this sermon begins to record up yonder, and this day has to be brought in, YOUR PICTURE will be standing there on God's big television screen. You stood for Christ.

Brother, sister, I may never lay eyes again on you in this life. But there at the judgment bar, I'm going to have to face you. See? Now, remember this night, the 13th day of February, 1961. When this day rolls up there on the CANVAS of the skies of the JUDGMENT, this meeting will come to your remembrance.

Even before you can hear it in this room it goes around the world by electronic. And God's great SCREEN picks that up. And every move and every act that you make, you've got to meet it at the JUDGMENT. See? So, young fellow, it's a good thing to stop, think about these things (See?), 'cause you're going to meet it again. See?
E-29 COME FOLLOW ME -- TUCSON AZ -- 63-0601

All the righteous thoughts, words and actions of every predestined Message believer of every age is recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life, foreseen by God before the foundation of the world. We will see every one's life and belief in the Message like a film on the canvas at that Judgment, and all our confessed sins and faults will be forgiven by the blood of Jesus, to be remembered no more. Our souls will be redeemed by this EVIDENCE that we have fully believed the Message, and have overcome Satan's perversions and temptations, contrary to Eve disbelieving the Message and her unrighteous deed. Only then can the dust of the earth release the bodies for the resurrection.

And we pray God that You will correct us this morning of all of our errors. Show us the PATHS that You have ordained that we should walk, and give us of Thy grace and love, that we might follow those paths and INSTRUCTIONS with all of our heart, that we might be found THAT DAY in Christ, BLAMELESS, for we believe, Lord, that His appearing is soon.
1 TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE -- JEFF.IN -- V-4 N-8 -- 65-0718M

Type now of setting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, passed from just dirty (like the little woman was) into the expressed ATTRIBUTE of God. Now we are the Sons of God, not we will be. We're the attributes of God's THINKING. See?
37-3 FUTURE HOME -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-5 -- 64-0802

Each Bride member is foreordained to express an attribute of God. The Holy Spirit leads us to say and do things which we do not always understand. But when we all come together on THAT DAY, and every saint has already “acted out” one of the attributes of God without fully realizing it, then the fullness of God's attributes will be represented in His Bride right there and then. At this time we do know in part, but when we see God face to face at THAT DAY, then we will know ourselves as we are known by God since He placed as into His Body before the foundation of the world.

I.CORINTHIANS.13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I KNOW
even as also I am known

Can anyone afford to miss this Judgment of the righteous saints? It is logical that this final placing of all the saints of all ages into the Body of Christ can only take place after the last one has been led by the Holy Spirit to complete his or her manifestation of their foreordained attribute of God. In the first church age, Paul made sure that his churches understood this Judgment properly.

I.CORINTHIANS.1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting
for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

8 Who shall also CONFIRM you unto the end, [that ye may be]
blameless in the day
of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I was confirmed in the Lutheran church as a 13 year old boy in Germany. But now I am waiting to be CONFIRMED as a blameless believer in the body of Christ in the day of the coming of our Lord. Martin Luther and his people will also be there in white robes as explained in Revelation 3:4, and the Corinthians as they were promised in the verses above. Behind the Curtain of time, Brother Branham was told that Paul and his churches will be judged on that day. In the next quote, Paul confirms that. Nobody can fail, everyone will have praise of God for our righteous deeds.

I.CORINTHIANS.4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not
hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come,
who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and
will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall
EVERY man have PRAISE of God

COLOSSIANS.1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and
enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you HOLY and
UNBLAMEABLE and unreproveable in HIS SIGHT:

And due season, Christ come, the lovely One for the unlovely, the righteous One for the unholy, and has gave His Life, giving His precious Blood for a sacrifice, that it might reconcile us, before God, that we'd be--appear in HIS righteousness, BLAMELESS and FAULTLESS before Him. Oh, how we love Him and adore Him.

We are reconciled back to God by the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour, our Kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ Who has invited us to be part of His body, to live with Him together “under His skin,” so to speak. That's the only way we can appear before God faultless and blameless, to be in Him.

I.THESSALONIANS.3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts
UNBLAMEABLE in holiness before God, even our Father, at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with ALL his saints.

That blessed man... Oh, I want to stand there that day and watch that martyr's CROWN put on his head. If there's such a thing as I can weep, then I'll weep. I'll shout to see Paul.
Saint Paul, that great apostle, With his robe made bright and fair;
And I'm sure there'll be some shouting When WE ALL get there. (Aren't you?)
199 EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 131-183 -- 60-1205

This is one of many quotes where Brother Branham expressed his great love for the Apostle Paul. His writings, together with the Message, give such a clear picture of the coming of the Lord. Jude tells us that when the Lord Jesus will present us to God, there will be exceeding joy.

JUDE.1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present [you] FAULTLESS before the presence of his glory
with exceeding JOY,

Yes, there will be exceeding joy, because in the Bible the Lord Jesus Himself says 3 times that He will come and personally reward EVERY one according to his works. Once again, nobody can fail, because He said that He will bring His specific reward with Him, to give to each and every one.

MATTHEW.16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory
of his Father with his angels; and then HE shall reward EVERY
according to his works.

REVELATION.2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the
churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts:
and I WILL GIVE unto every one of you according to your works.

REVELATION.22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward
[is] with me, to give every man according as his work SHALL BE.

Firstly, our Holy Spirit guided works SHALL BE displayed on that canvas of Heaven for all of us to see, and then we will receive our personal rewards. How could any sensible believer reject such a glorious Judgment? There is one more Scripture which we must include in this Judgment chapter.

II.TIMOTHY.4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my]
course, I have kept the faith:

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a CROWN of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous JUDGE, shall give me at THAT DAY: and not
to me only, but unto ALL them also that LOVE his APPEARING.

But Paul said, "Look at that empty tomb out yonder; I'm in Him. Hallelujah. I'll rise again on that morning and receive a crown that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me. Not only them, but every one of them (even them in the Branham Tabernacle) that love His appearing." Amen. Sure.
133 ISRAEL AT THE RED SEA 1 -- JEFF.IN -- IC 35-64 -- 53-0326

When you're sick and tired of this whole life, and you love the appearing of the Lord Jesus BETTER than you love your food at the table, or your WIFE, or your children, then there's a crown laid up for you, not a crown, a gold crown they put upon your head, but a body free from pain of... crowned in the glory of God, CROWNED in the immortality of Jesus Christ. That's what's laid up for you, that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give you it THAT DAY. That's the day we look forward to. God has made a way of escape for every one of us, certainly He has.
E-40 MAKING A WAY -- JEFF.IN -- 56-0304

See, it's those who are looking for something, those who have a--a pulsation in their heart--beating, waiting, longing for something to happen. It's those who believe it'll happen, and is waiting for the event, that's who Jesus will come for, for those who LOVE HIS APPEARING. If you love anybody, and you're expecting them to appear, you're making every preparation for it. That's the way the Church SHOULD BE tonight, making every preparation for the COMING of the Lord, watching every sign post.
E-17 WATCHING HIS STAR -- LA.CA -- 59-0411

A Computer search of "love His appearing" in 2 Timothy 4:8 will bring up 37 quotes, including the 3 above. The Apostle Paul tells us that the righteous JUDGE will give to ALL that love His appearing a CROWN on that day. In a dream, Brother Branham saw the exact fulfillment of this Scripture.

I dreamed about a month after that that I was standing one day, and I was watching the great time that... NOT the judgment now. I don't believe the church ever comes to the--I mean the Bride GOES to a JUDGMENT. But I was there when the CROWNS was being given out. See?

We understand now what he means by that: Not the Tribulation Judgment, that's not for us, but the Judgment of the righteous Bride where the CROWNS will be given out. Let's look at some extracts of this dream as Brother Branham has seen it, it will give us a very good idea what will take place, and show us that there really will be such a Judgment, and how important it is.

And the great--great big throne set up here, and Jesus and the recording Angel and ALL was standing there. And there was a stair-steps-like coming down this way of white ivory (run down in a circle and made a panoramic like this and went out), so that ALL this great HOST standing out there could see what was happening...

...I'd see a recording Angel would call a certain name, and I know--recognized that name. I looked and way back out there, here come the brother walking, or the sister, walk up here like that, the recording Angel standing there by the side of Christ (just a dream now), and was watching, and their names was on there. It was found in the BOOK OF LIFE; He'd look out over them and say, "It was well done, my good and faithful servant. Now, enter in." I looked back where they was going, there was a new world and the joys. And said, "ENTER into the joys of the Lord that's been--that's been for--yours since the foundation of the world." See?...

...Then I'd hear another name called, I would say, "Oh, I know him. I know him. I--I... There--there he goes. There... Watch him right up..." "Enter into the joys of the Lord..."

...And a recording Angel stood and said, "William Branham...." ...I started walking up through there and just as I made the first step, I stopped, and I thought... I looked at His face, and I thought, "I want to get a good look at Him this way," and I stopped.

Behind the Curtain of time, Brother Branham wanted to see Jesus. He was told that he could not see Him then, but one day, when Jesus comes to judge him and everyone else, then he would see and meet the Lord. In this dream he seen how it is going to be, and he had a good look at Him.

I had my hands like this; I felt something slip in my arm here. It was somebody else's arm. I looked around, and there stood Hope, those big black eyes and that dark hair hanging down her back, white ROBE on, looking up at me like that. I said, "Hope." I felt something hit this arm, looked around and there was Meda, that dark eyes looking up, and that black hair hanging down, a white ROBE on. And I said, "Meda..."

...I woke up, and I--I got up and set down in a chair and cried, you know. I thought, "Oh, God, I hope that comes like that..."

...Why, it's going to be a wonderful thing. DON'T MISS IT; don't miss it. By the grace of God, do ALL YOU CAN do, and then it'll be up to God to take care of the rest of it.
453-2 {452} TO 455-1 {466} THE SIXTH SEAL -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0323

We will close this chapter of the Judgment of the righteous saints on this note: DON'T MISS IT, DON'T MISS IT! Hundreds of quotes could be added for further prove, but there are enough quotes from the Message, and chapters and verses from the Bible to show that this is solid truth. The very sad thing about it is that these fact are hardly known, and not preached anywhere as far as I can see. May the grace of God reach out once more to spread His true Word all over the world.