After examining different websites on the Internet, and watching DVD's of ministers preaching the Message in different parts of the world, and receiving information from believers who cherish this revelation of the coming of the Lord as explained on this website, we have not yet found anyone anywhere who has the same understanding of the greatest event in human history, as the Prophet calls it. This is an incredible, awesome and a very frightening situation, the consequences are too terrible to contemplate. Everybody quotes Malachi 4, but in all the years since 1977 as a Message believer I have not once heard someone explain the great and dreadful day of the Lord as the Prophet did. That is just one example, there are many more. The only thing we can do is to pray sincerely and trust that the Lord will do something. The following quote is one of a few which gives us hope.

So I've watched for something. Has it slipped by us in humility and we've missed it? Is it gone and the church is left in her sin? If that be so, then it's later than you think. If not, then there's coming one with a message that's straight on the Bible, and quick work will circle the earth. The seeds will go in newspapers, reading material, until every predestinated seed of God has heard it. None of them will come unless the Father's drawed them, and everyone the Father has drawed will hear it and come. That'll be the predestinated Seed will hear the Word.
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This website contains enough quotes and Scriptures to sufficiently explain the second coming of the Lord. But there are some believers who would like to see all the details of this most important subject confirmed in the Bible, step by step. Let's start with 2 of the most prominent Scriptures.

REVELATION.10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel,
when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,
as he hath declared to his servants the prophets

It's THUS SAITH THE LORD. I'll read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the seventh angel's message, the mystery of God should be finished that's been declared by His holy prophets. That's the prophets who has wrote the Word.
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Before the world ever began, God called your name, you Christians, and wrote it in the Lamb's Book of Life before the world ever started, saith the Bible. That's God's Word. He spoke back there, and revealed through His servants, the prophets; and we are enjoying the blessings of resting and waiting upon the coming of the Lord. Waiting for it. It's all over.
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We see that the mystery of God is hidden in the Bible, in God's written Word. The Old Testament was written by God's anointed servants the Prophet's, those holy men moved by the Holy Ghost as explained in 2 Peter 1:21. The New Testament was written by the Apostolic fathers. That includes the 4 Gospel writers, and the Apostles James, Peter, John, Jude and Paul, the chief among them.

MALACHI.4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet BEFORE the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of
the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

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!
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Where do we find in the Lord's day? At the end of the age. That's when the world is going to be burned. You remember how we took Him with a white wig on, you know, and His breast, and girded about the paps. You remember that? And we proved by the Bible it wasn't a sabbath day, neither a Sunday; it 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:
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The great and dreadful day of the Lord is actually the Lord's day when He will come as the Judge. It will be the greatest day for those who are chosen, and who will be ready, because the righteous Judge is coming to receive and to fully redeem us. But that day will also be the most dreadful day for those who are unprepared, because that righteous Judge will curse the rest of the whole earth at that time, including everyone of those who did not make themselves ready to meet Him yonder.

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.
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LUKE.21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming
in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up,
and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

This amazing photograph was taken in February 1963, it declares His soon coming as the Judge. In March 1963, He sent down His wig, the seven Angels, to anoint the Prophet to break the Seals of the Bible to reveal the secrets and the mystery of His coming BEFORE that great and dreadful day, that we can prepare and be ready for it. We see the signs, earthquakes, tidal waves, global warming, hurricanes, typhoons, floods, fires, distress of nations, the financial crisis and everything else all over the world, so we know that our redemption is drawing nigh. The following verse puts the day of Redemption into a nutshell. The Prophet said that Zion means the church.

ISAIAH.1:27 Zion shall be REDEEMED with JUDGMENT, and
her converts with righteousness.
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall
be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

Here we see the great and dreadful day more clearly. It will be a great day for the members of Zion when we will be fully redeemed at the Judgment of the righteous saints. Behind the Curtain of time, Brother Branham did not know who those people were. He was told that they are his converts to Christ, and they told him that they are waiting there for the coming of the Lord to judge them. Verse 27 confirms that wonderfully. Verse 28 is the dreadful part of the same day, it is for those who can not be redeemed. On that day the great tribulation will start which will eventually consume all the sinners. But let us go from strength to strength to be ready for that great day of Redemption.

PSALMS.84:7 They go from strength to strength, [every one
of them] in Zion appeareth before God.

Christ has redeemed us now. We are now redeemed, but He has not claimed His possession yet. Now, you might different with that, but just hold on a minute (See?); we'll see. See? He hasn't claimed it. See? If He took the Book of Redemption, everything that Adam had and everything that he lost, Christ redeems back; and He's already redeemed us, but He hasn't took the possession yet. He cannot until the time appointed, and THEN will come the RESURRECTION...
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Every converted saint of the Bride will appear individually before God to be fully redeemed on that great day, just before the resurrection of the dead in Christ. The Apostolic father Paul picked up these Old Testament Scriptures and explains them further in the New Testament. In Hebrews 12 verse 20, he tells us that Israel meeting God at Mount Sinai was a type of the coming of the Lord, even Moses said that he did exceedingly fear and quake. From verses 22 to 24, Paul explains the anti-type, the future second coming of the Lord Jesus on that great and dreadful day of the Lord.

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,

Like Isaiah 1:27, Hebrews 12:23 is loaded with much information. Romans 8:29 tells us that Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren. All of His "many brethren" will be gathered at this "general assembly," everyone who is written in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life, to meet God the Judge of ALL and to be fully redeemed and claimed, every one individually. Once again, this shows us that this event can only take place after the last one has come into the fold. We will appear before Him in our perfected SPIRIT-Theophany bodies, while the natural bodies of the living and the dead saints will remain on or under the earth. We will see the Bible explanation for that a little later.

Our heavenly Father, 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.

HEBREWS 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to
the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.

Verse 24 goes on to tell us that Jesus will still be the Mediator, even so He will have left the Mercy Seat already at that point in time. We will not stand alone before God the Judge, but Jesus will be there also as the bloody Lamb, our Kinsman Redeemer and Attorney to plead the case for each and every saint. The spilling of the blood of Abel was only a type, it had no redemption power, but the Blood upon the Lamb has paid the price for our salvation that we could not pay.

See, everything will be finished for the Gentile church when the Bride is taken from the earth. The Spirit of God leaves the earth: "He that's filthy is filthy still; he that's righteous is righteous still; he that's holy is holy still." In other words the sanctuary becomes smokey, where the--the Attorney stands to plead the case. Christ leaves the sanctuary; His day of mediatorial is over. The rapture comes; He leaves from the sanctuary, goes forth and takes the Book of Redemption, and claims everything He redeemed. There's no more mediatorial work. How many understands that?
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How many understands that? That's a good question! Jude tells us that He, our Keeper, Mediator, and Attorney will present us faultless before God our Saviour at this gathering of all the Bride, at the "general assembly." Moses will also be there as we see just now, but he will not exceedingly fear and quake. No, the presence of the bloody Lamb will make us all exceedingly full of joy when our Kinsman Redeemer takes the Lamb's book of life out of the right hand of Him on the Throne and fully redeem and reward each one of us according to our righteous deeds which are recorded in that Book since before the foundation of the world, when God foresaw all of us shouting for joy.

JUDE 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,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion
and power, both now and ever. Amen.

JOB.38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the
sons of God shouted for joy?

But this organization started when the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy, "When they seen the coming of a Saviour to redeem mankind."
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Jude 24 tells us that our Saviour will present us before the presence of His Glory. The Apostle John has seen the very same event in a vision at Patmos. But first of all we must understand when this great mysterious event will take place, and how we will get there. John writes in Revelation 4:1 that AFTER he seen the completion of the church ages, then a trumpet sound called Him up to Heaven to see what would take place next. This verse needs a clear explanation from the Prophet.

REVELATION.4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was]
opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were
of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will
shew thee things which must be hereafter.

To everyone that hears THIS Word, John represented him. Amen John was the representative of the Blood of Jesus Christ, testimony of the Word. He was a witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, with a personal fellowship with Christ, and he represented the entire church; that, every man or woman, boy or girl that ever believed in Christ and accept Him on the same grounds, he'll be summoned someday, "Come up hither," and be caught up before the tribulation. Remember, the tribulation time hasn't set in yet. This is being the time of setting of the JUDGMENT. John is being showed now what's going to take place after the church age...

And you haven't received Him as yet, and on this New Year's eve night would you like to raise up your hands to God and say, "God, let me receive the power that was on John the revelator, that when I'm summoned I'll appear before You in peace like he did"? Raise your hand. God bless you. God bless you. Just all over the church. God bless you. "Let me be ready to answer my summons."
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The Lord tells us through the Spirit of Elijah anointed voice of His Prophet, that in Revelation 4 the Apostle John represents the entire church, that includes all the living saints on earth at the time of the second coming of the Lord. That will be after the last one has come in and is sealed with the earnest unto the day of Redemption. Then the great and dreadful day will arrive, the Judgment will be set in Heaven, and the living saints scattered all over the earth, in every nation, kindred and tongue must be ready to hear and eagerly respond to that call to "Come up hither." Our souls will leave our bodies to meet our Kinsman Redeemer to be fully redeemed and rewarded.

REVELATION 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and
[there was] a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

Jude spoke of the presence of His Glory, and here the Apostle John describes this same Glory to look like jasper and sardine stone with a rainbow around Him. Then John describes what else he seen round about the Throne, the 24 seats and the Elders, and the four beasts, before he comes back again in Revelation 5:1 for a further observation about the One sitting on the Throne.

REVELATION.5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the
throne a book written within AND on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to
open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

Brother Branham's interpretation of this verse of Scripture is that this Book has two sections, and that both sections are sealed with seven Seal. The first section "written within" he identifies as the Bible, and the other section on the backside of the Book is the Lamb's Book of Life. He explains that "on the backside" means that the second section will be taken after the first section has been revealed and given out, when the last one has received it and is sealed into the body. The Prophet said that the opening of the seven Seals of the Bible, the Word "written within," is the ministry of the seventh angel. It is amazing to see that most ministers stubbornly refuse to accept the Prophet's interpretation of Revelation 5:1. Without this understanding, the believers cannot proceed further in the revelation of the coming of the Lord, they will remain a prisoner in this prevailing confusion.

And now in this, it'll dovetail right into these seven seals that we're coming to speak. And the seven seals that we're trying to speak of when I come this time, is the seven written seals. And these seven seals, as you know, is just the manifestation of the seven angels of the seven churches. But there are seven OTHER seals that's on the back side of the Book, that's outside the Bible.

And when He brings the last one in... He's setting at the right hand of God tonight doing His mediatorial work. And when that last soul is saved that was redeemed and seen and knowed by God before the foundation of the world, when that last soul's saved, that CLOSES THE BOOK. Then the Lamb comes out and takes the Book out of the right hand of Him that sets upon the throne. Then it's--then He's coming then. He's coming to the earth.



We must understand that on that great and dreadful day of the Lord, which is the Judgment of the righteous saints on the day of Redemption, at the "general assembly" of the church of the Firstborn up in Heaven, the section "WRITTEN WITHIN" has become obsolete. That is what this chapter is all about, to open up this hidden plan of Redemption "within the writings" of the Prophets of old, and the Apostolic fathers in the New Testament, as explained, made clear, revealed, interpreted and expounded by the anointed voice of the seventh angel BEFORE that great and notable day of the Lord, when the time for salvation has run out. In the following statement in the Breach, Brother Branham explains exactly what the opening of the seven written Seals the March 1963 was about, what the purpose of that event was, this has been largely missed and overlooked.

This is described in this seven-sealed Book that we're talking of NOW. All right. The Book of Redemption, it's all described in here. All that what Christ WILL DO at the END will be revealed to us this week in the Seven Seals if God will let us. See? All right; it'll be revealed. And revealed as the Seals break and are released to us, then we can see what this great PLAN of redemption is and WHEN and HOW it's going to be done. It's all hidden in this Book of mystery here.
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The PLAN of Redemption reveals what will take place on the day of Redemption, it explains what Jesus will do at His second coming, at the END of the church ages, and when and how it will be done. The question arises, why is this not understood? What else must he say to make it clearer? Two pages further in the Breach, the anointed Prophet spells out what the fulfillment of the PLAN of Redemption will be, and who will be gathered there on that great and dreadful day of the Lord.

And John, in the Spirit, standing up here in Heaven... He's just been lifted up now from the Church Ages (See?), saw the Church Ages, and then he was taken up in the 4th chapter. He said, "Come up higher; I'm going to show you things that will come." And he saw One setting upon the throne with this Book in His hand, in His right hand. Think of it. Now, and then in this Book was the title deed to redemption. And it was sealed with Seven Seals. And then a Angel came forth, a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who was worthy to open the Book, to take the Book; Who was able to open the Seals; Who was able to open this Book?" See? The Angel asked it; John saw it, and he said, "Now, Who's worthy? Let Him..." Oh, my, maybe I'm just feeling this this a way. "But, let Him," said the Angel, "let Him..."
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The Elijah anointed voice of God's Prophet tells us once again that our participation of this greatest event will start with the call to "Come up hither," and to be translated to meet all the saints of all ages at the "general assembly" before the Throne of God. Then we will hear the Angel's loud voice challenging us if anyone thinks he is worthy enough to come forward to take this Book (The Lamb's Book of Life) and loose those seven last Seals on the backside of the Book.

Let me repeat again, Brother Branham made it sure that we understand that he is explaining here the PLAN of redemption, what the fulfillment of that PLAN will be on the day of Redemption. Then he says: "Here is the only way you will ever be redeemed..." Those words should shake every sincere Brother or Sister in this Message and make him or her stop and examen if they know and understand this great mystery, this PLAN which reveals how to get to the day of Redemption. For those who are not ready, there will never ever be another possibility to be redeemed.

Here is the Book of Redemption. Here is the PLAN of redemption. Here is the only way you'll ever be redeemed, for here is the title deed to redemption of the whole heavens and earth. "Let Him come forward, if He will." Oh, my. "Now speak or forever hold his peace. Let Him come forward and claim this Book. Who's worthy to do it?" And John said there was no man in heaven found worthy; no man on earth found worthy; no man beneath the earth that ever lived and died was found worthy; no man was found worthy. The Angel's call was a call for the Kinsman Redeemer to appear. God said, "I have a law, a Kinsman Redeemer can be a substitute." Where is that Kinsman Redeemer? Who's able to take it?

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.

The anointed Prophet continues to explain Revelation 5 in detail, as it is written in the Bible by the Apostle John. All the souls of all the saints of all ages will be gathered in Heaven at this "general assembly," while the natural bodies of the living saints remain on the earth, and the bodies of the dead in Christ who ever lived and died still under the earth in the grave. That shows us again very clearly that the day of Redemption will be AFTER the completion of the church ages, but BEFORE the resurrection of the dead in Christ. The Prophet proceeds to tell us that everybody will be there, from Adam all the way to the last one, the Prophets, the Apostles, everyone who ever lived.

And it come from Adam all the way down through all the apostles, and prophets, and everything else, and nobody was found. Now, what about that? Nobody in heaven, nobody on earth, nobody that ever lived... Elijah was standing there. Moses was standing there. All the apostles were standing there of all the ones that had died, all the holy men, Job, the sages. Everyone was standing there, and nobody was worthy even to look at the Book, let alone take It and break the Seals.
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I wasn't there in that day. I wasn't standing with Peter, James, and John. But I hope I'm standing by them in the day when I can hear Him say, "It was well done, My good and faithful servant; now enter into the joys of the Lord." And to think that the very ones who wrote this Bible, Paul, Isaiah, and Jeremiah, and all the apostles, and those precious brethren, wherever they are now, wherever, they are now... The very God that dealt with them to foresee things--and write It, and so forth, and give them the gifts of the Bible, the prophecy, and speaking with tongues, and signs and wonders, and so forth, them same men, wherever they are now, we're going to be with them.
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We will be there together, all those who really believe now and have a clear understanding, with all the other real believers of all ages. All of us will be judged as good and faithful servants who have "well done" our foreordained deeds in the service of our Lord. Our Kinsman Redeemer, the bloody Lamb will be there "as He was slain" to show that He took all our confessed sins upon Himself.

REVELATION.5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne
and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb
as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are
the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Like in many other places, in the following quote Brother Branham informs us that this "summons to come on high" is taking those who are ready to come up to the Judgment, and according to the next quote, to the loosening of the Seals by the Lamb when He will come from the right hand of the Father to take the Book. This shows us again that the Judgment of the righteous saints of all ages and the loosening of the seven Seals on the backside of the Book is one and the same event.

I pray, Father, that if there be some here tonight who does not know You as their Saviour, that this will be the night that they'll make preparations for when that call of summons to come on high to stand at the judgment, may they be ready to go, all washed in Calvary.
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'Cause the day is far spent and the evening shadows are falling; the evening Light is here; and we are soon listening for the summons to come on high, and we are wanting to be ready at that hour. So, help us, Father. And there's no man worthy to open the Book, or to loose the Seals thereof; but the Lamb, that was slain from the foundation of the world, come took the Book and loosed the Seals.
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PSALMS.76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven;
the earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

It will be the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the great day for all the assembled meek saints of the earth, all those of us who are written in the Lamb's Book of life. Then the Lord will rise from the Mercy Seat to judge and redeem each convert in righteousness as we have already seen in Isaiah 1:27. But for those on the earth it will be the most dreadful day because grace and mercy will have ceased at that time, and He will smite the earth with the curse of the 3½ year great tribulation. The Lord Jesus also spoke of that same day when He, the Master of the house, will rise from His seat at the right hand of the Father. Then the door of salvation for the Gentiles will be shut forever.

LUKE.13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and
hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock
at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer
and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are...
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall
see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,
in the
kingdom of God
, and you [yourselves] thrust out.
29 And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the
north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are
which shall be last

In the Bible, the "weeping and gnashing of teeth" refers always to the great tribulation. Those who have spurned the true interpretation of the Bible by the Elijah anointed end-time Prophet, they will be standing without while the true saints of the Old and the New Testament will enter and take their foreordained Eternal position in the kingdom of God. Then, after that, in verse 30 comes the order of the resurrection as we have seen already in other Scriptures and quotes. The Prophet said that the last to be first and the first to be last pertains to the resurrection of the dead. This proves once more that the day of Redemption is before the dead in Christ rise in the first resurrection.

In the following quote, Brother Branham is thinking about Luke 13:28. At the deathbed of his first wife Hope, when he realized that she was about to die, he gave her instructions to how they would meet again yonder. He told her that IF he would still be alive and on the field at the coming of the Lord, and be taken up (Revel. 4:1 "Come up hither"), and when she will see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob coming in to join the "general assembly," then she must stand at the gate and call for him, and they would meet there first before they go in together to be fully redeemed.

And I said, "Are you going?" I said, "Look, on that morning," I said, "so we'll be able to get together now," I said, "if... On that morning, I want you to go to the East side of the gate," and I said, "I want you to stand there. And when... It'll be terrible down here." I said, "If--if I die before He comes, I will be sleeping out there." I said, "We'll get together. But IF I'm somewhere on the field and be taken up," I said, "you go there and wait for the children, and stand there by the side of the gate. And then when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob coming in, start screaming, 'Bill, Bill, just as loud as you can." I said, "I'll answer you there."
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On that great and dreadful day of the Lord, it will be terrible down here on earth, because the great tribulation will have set in with all the weeping and gnashing of teeth for those who have missed the true teaching of the Message of Elijah the Prophet about the second coming of the Lord according to Malachi 4:5 and 6 and all the other Scriptures. But the redeemed of all ages will rejoice together on that greatest of all days when we will be fully redeemed by our precious Kinsman Redeemer.

Oh, some glorious day when You stand upon the earth again, it'll be said, "Was not it written in the songs, 'Your redemption draweth near.'" When You was here the first time, You said, "Was it written by David in the songs, these certain things?" 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."

PSALMS.1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Brother Branham mentions the Patriarchs again to be present there on the day of Redemption at that meeting yonder in the air. David is also included, we see in Psalm 1:5 that he knows all about this Judgment of the righteous. The Prophet said that only the "Bride type" of Israel who foreseen the coming of the Lord will be joined with the church, such as the Prophet Daniel who was told to go his way and rest till he will "stand in his lot" at the end of the days.

DANIEL.12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are]
closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
13 But go thou thy way till the end [be]: for thou shalt rest, and stand
in thy lot at the end of the days.

MALACHI.1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down
of the same my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every
place incense [shall be] offered unto my name, and a pure offering:
my name
[shall be] great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

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.

Malachi 1:11 tells us that God's Name, which is "The Lord Jesus Christ," will be great among the Gentiles while God is calling His Bride during these past 2000 years, moving like the sun from the Middle East to the west coast of America. Psalm 50:1 tells us the same, the Lord God has spoken through the 7 church age messengers to call all these earthy lumps of clay, those who contain the predestinated gene-seeds of God within them, to form the complete church. Verse 2 speaks of the Church, of Zion, through which God "hath shined," and reflected His virtues in perfect beauty.

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.

Verse 3 speaks of our time, the first part of the coming of the Lord, when He came in the form of the Pillar of Fire to anoint the voice of the seventh angel to deliver the shout (1 Thes.4:16), and to cry with a loud voice as when a lion roareth as Revelation 10:3 tells us. He does not keep silence, the Message will go into every nation and kindred on the whole face of the earth. It was truly very tempestuous about him when the 7 Angels met the Prophet at Sunset mountain, when there was such a blast that the rocks came loose and rolled down the mountains. A year later, there were 3 blasts that even cut the rocks to pieces, and cut off the treetops, and pronounced Judgment upon the West Coast which resulted three days later in a strong earthquake on Good Friday 1964.

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 himself.

Verses 4 to 6 explain the second part, the actual second coming of our Lord most descriptively. The Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4:10 that He that descended also ascended up far above all Heavens. Brother Branham said that Jesus ascended up so high that He has to look down to see Heaven. After the last saint has been brought in the fold and is sealed with the Holy Spirit unto the day of Redemption, then the Lord will call from above to the Heavens below Him where the souls of the dead in Christ are, and to the earth where the living saints are, to gather them all together unto Him for this Judgment of the righteous saints. In Ephesians 1:10, Paul uses Psalm 50:4+5 to describe the day of Redemption after the church ages are fulfilled. For us, it is most important to understand that this Judgment of the righteous saints has to take place before the resurrection of the dead in Christ, the Bride will have to make Herself ready for that great day of Redemption.

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:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according
to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were
sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the earnest of this great promise, the down-payment by which we are sealed until the day of our Redemption. Our names and righteous deeds are recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life, and we are predestinated to obtain this inheritance to be to the praise of His Glory on that day when the dead saints in Heaven and the living saints on earth will be gathered together as one in Christ, after the dispensation of the church ages have come to it's fullness.

In May 1960, Brother Branham's inner being was taken out of his body and translated to the first Heaven, behind the Curtain of time, to meet all his converts who have died. He wanted to see the Lord Jesus, but he was told that he cannot see Him because He is higher (Eph.4:10 = far above the Heavens). Those dead Brothers and Sisters informed Brother Branham that they are waiting there for the coming of the Lord, and then they will all be judged together before they will come back to earth to pick up the glorified bodies in the resurrection. Psalm 50:4 to 6 is one of the most wonderful Scripture to truly confirm the Prophet's experience behind the Curtain of time.

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. But we go back to the earth."
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Behind the Curtain of time, when Brother Branham was told that he was going to be judged about the accuracy of the Message he has preached in comparison with the Bible, he immediately asked if Paul is also going to be judged? He must have thought of this Scripture:

ROMANS 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets
of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

The Apostle Paul knew very well that he will be judged by no one else but by the Lord Jesus at His coming. He wrote to the Corinthians that the coming of the Lord is threefold, just as the Prophet explained it. The first fold is the seventh angel's Message to reveal and unveil all the hidden things of darkness which have never come to light before. Then a short and powerful latter rain display of the Holy Spirit during the time of the squeeze, when the counsels of the heart will again be made manifest at another time like Ananias and Sapphira as in Acts 5. Then shall every one have praise of God when we will be gathered together with the saints of all ages to be judged in righteousness.

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.

This Laodicean Age ends in a blackout of the Word, thereby causing a departure of the Lord from the midst. He stands outside calling to His own who follow Him by obedience to the Word. After a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit this little hunted and persecuted group will go to be with Jesus.

The first two folds are ministered to the end-time Bride only, then the living saints will be translated from the earth to meet the dead in Christ of all ages yonder for the third fold where every one shall have praise of God, no one can fail. Behind the Curtain of time, Brother Branham was told by his converts that they are waiting there for the coming of the Lord, and then the Judgment before they come back to earth to pick up their glorified bodies. Once again, we see this statement confirmed exactly in this order by the teaching of the chief Apostle Paul in Hebrews 9:27.

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

Verse 28 is for the living saints, those of us who have the right understanding to know what to look for, and have come to the required stature of the perfect man, and be ready for the call to "Come up hither," and to be quickened to meet the dead for the salvation of our sinless souls.

And as a group of believers today, assembled together, we want to fix our thoughts, our principles and things, upon the coming of the Lord, looking for Christ, Who shall appear the second time without sin unto salvation, to those that believe and are looking for Him to come...
What are you looking at? To them that look for Jesus a second time He will come in glory unto salvation, to take us out of this sinful world, out of this sin and stuff we're in. You believe that? Look and live. The only thing you can do is look.
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...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.
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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...

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. Now, that ain't--that ain't the church body; this is the Bride.
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By experience we know that this translation of the living saints is an unacceptable event for most Message believers, no wonder that the Prophet said that only a few will understand it. Just one or two individuals here and there will be ready for this vital link in the chain of events till we meet our Saviour and Kinsman Redeemer face to face. More than anything else, this translation will reduce the millions in the Message churches to just a few understanding saints who will be the true Bride.

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.

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;

In most Bibles, these verses are translated as the Judgment of the "living and the dead," but the Kings James version says the "quick and the dead." Why is there a difference? Only a Message believer with the right revelation will know the difference, the Prophet said:

And there that morning the Quickening Power come. And He let me look over the curtain, and I seen all of you over there. See, see? He said, "All that you ever loved and all loved you, they're give to you." See? I seen them all over there like that. What was it? Quickening Power.
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I stood there and looked over in that time, and I seen tens of thousands times thousands coming, young men and women running, throwing their arms around me, screaming. 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.
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It was the "quickening power" of God which took Brother Branham out of his body and translated him behind the Curtain of time. Then he predicts that that same great quickening power will catch us away when we will be called to "Come up hither" to meet the dead in Christ. We see that the "quick and the dead" really speaks of the living saints who have been translated by the quickening power to meet the dead. The Apostle Peter let us know that the dead are those saints who heard and believed the gospel of their day, and even so they are physically dead, their souls are in their Spirit-Theophany bodies as the Prophet has seen some of them behind the Curtain of time. They will be judged according to their righteous deeds done in the flesh during their lifetime on earth.

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.

"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.
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In 2 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul relates his experience when he was taken out of his body to be translated to the third Heaven. The Prophet explains that in Revelation 4:1 John represents us, the living saints who are called to "Come up hither." That means that Paul's experience was exactly what our experience will be when we will be called to leave our earthly bodies to be translated by the quickening power, just like Paul, and like the Prophet's translation behind the Curtain of time.

MATTHEW.17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did
shine us the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Oh, every Christian. The very voice, Charlie, that summoned you one day down there in Kentucky, to turn around, is the same voice that'll summons you, "Come up." Aren't you glad of that, Brother Evans? The voice that said, "Turn around," same voice said, "Come up." Oh, my. There, what a summons. What a reality, clear, distinct like a trumpet, "Turn around; serve Me. Come up to where I am." 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.
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...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.
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These quotes and lots more tell us clearly that there is a Rapture (translation) for the living saints only, to be called to "Come up hither" and to be gathered together with the dead in Christ yonder, as we have seen already in Revel.4:1, Psalm 50:4+5, Ephesians 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:1 and other Scriptures. This Rapture must take place before the resurrection of the dead in Christ, because there are obviously no dead saints anymore after the resurrection. This translation is a distinctly different event from the generally known Rapture, it takes us to the full salvation of our souls.

I PETER 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

When we have arrived before the Judgment Seat of Christ on that great and dreadful day of the Lord, our full redemption and salvation of our souls by the bloody Lamb and Kinsman Redeemer is assured and final. That greatest of all events will be the end of our faith. After that, everything will be different, we will not need faith in the Theophany body and in the glorified body, because in that body we know all things as the Prophet said in his sermon "Who is this Melchisedec." There is no place anywhere where Brother Branham said that we need a great faith for the resurrection, or the changing of our bodies, neither do we need rapturing faith for the second Rapture. Every time he mentions this great rapturing faith we must have, he is talking about this first Rapture.

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.
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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.

This quotes teach it all. This rapturing faith which lays in this Message is only for the living saints, for the follower of this Message. All the saints of all ages will go in the second Rapture, why would we from this age among all the other saints need more faith than they? And rapturing faith only for us, when we all go in the same second Rapture? It would make no sense whatsoever. And what's more, when we all wait for that Rapture in our glorified bodies, those who fail to have this rapturing faith would have to stay behind in the glorified body? Where would they fit into the picture?

II.CORINTHIANS.5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of
[this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather
to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

In verse one, the chief apostolic father Paul explains that at the death of a predestinated saint the soul leaves this earthly tabernacle and enters the Theophany body, and is "raptured" yonder to be joined with the other dead in Christ behind the Curtain of time. If God decides that a saint's time on earth is up, it does not matter whether that person is confident or willing, he or she will be forced to go through this stage of transition. The first Rapture will be the same, with the exception that our bodies will remain alive. When that time arrives, we must have confident and hopeful courage, and are well pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be home with the Lord (verse 8 Amplified Bible). That will be the time when we must have that rapturing faith, It will be our own individual decision how we are going to respond to that call to "Come up hither."

II.CORINTHIANS.5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present
or absent, we may be accepted of him.
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.

Every person that ever lived on earth must appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ. If we are predestinated to be recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life as a member of the Bride of Jesus Christ, then we will certainly appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ with all the other saints to be accepted of Him as verse 9 says. We will be judged in righteousness and fully redeemed and claimed and rewarded by the Kinsman Redeemer as His own, according to the good things done in the body. But those who done bad things, they will appear at the White Throne Judgment Seat of Christ.

Yes, sir. My, how you forget. 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.

REVELATION.5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the
, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that
are in
, 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.

When we are all going to be gathered together on the day of Redemption, we the translated living saints and the dead in Christ, and we see the bloody Lamb come forth from the Mercy Seat and take the Lamb's Book of life out of the hand of him on the Throne, we will worship Him with great and "exceeding joy" like never before. We will all be before the Throne in Heaven, clothed in our Theophany bodies, while these natural bodies of the living saints will be left behind on the earth, and the bodies of the dead will still be under the earth, decayed in the grave or in the sea.

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; for the trumpet of God shall sound first, and the dead in Christ shall rise.
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My, that's the most glorious thing could happen, the coming of the Lord, the end time. I wish it was right now. Sure. Why, it's the most glorious thing I ever thought of to meet my Lord. This old robe of flesh I'll drop and rise and seize the everlasting prize, go back to a young man again, and live forever with my Lord, with all my people?

We cannot appear before our holy God in this old robe of flesh made from the sin-cursed dust of the earth when time for grace and mercy has run out, and the protection of the Blood of Jesus will be removed as it will be on that great and dreadful day of the Lord. But in the Theophany bodies, and arrayed in our white and clean robes of fine linen of righteousness, in that we can rise up to meet Him and seize the everlasting prize which is the full redemption of our souls and bodies, when we will be judged according to our righteous "life-stories" recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life. There's actually a plain, simple and logical reason why it has to be like that.



Why must the living and the dead be judged and redeemed before the resurrection of the dead? The answer is logical enough that a 12 year old child should understand it. To be fully redeemed means to be fully restored to the sinless state Adam and Eve were before they fell. After the fall, God came down to charge, judge and sentence the serpent, Eve, and Adam for their unrighteous deeds. God also cursed the ground for mixing two different kinds, man with animal, which God had made separately from the dust of the earth after their kind. Therefore God cursed the ground and He pronounced death upon their bodies, to return to the dust from which they were taken.

GENESIS.3:17b 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

Because our bodies are made of the cursed dust of the earth, we all are subject to sickness, pain, sorrow and death in the flesh. The spoken Word of God the Judge Who pronounced those curses will stand forever, it does not disintegrate or run out into nothing. There is only one logical way for the predestinated believers to be restored again, that is that there has to be another Judgment of righteousness where the same Judge gathers together the souls of all His redeemed saints, the living and the dead, out of our sin-cursed bodies to lift those curses off each one individually.

The sins of Adam's Bride were twofold, first she disbelieved God's Message for that time and let the serpent twist her mind and soul to leave God's Word and believe his false doctrine. That was the greater sin, because the Bible says that the soul that sinneth, it shall die. The only way a soul can sin is when it disbelieves God's Word. Then the second sin was the act with the serpent in the flesh. Adam never disbelieved God's Word, if he would have done that, then mankind would have ended right there. But he did partake in the second sin, he accepted death to save his wife.

The logical conclusion is that the Bride of the second Adam cannot have a resurrection from the dust of the earth until that curse of Genesis 3:19 is lifted. To reverse that curse, each member of the Bride has to be openly judged and proven as a believing soul who has believed the respective Message of the hour at their lifetime, and rejected the false doctrines of Satan, and lived a clean and holy life. The evidence to qualify for Eternal life for each saint is already written in the Lamb's Book of life, but there has to be a day of Redemption when it will be certified and finalized. That is for the soul only, the bodies have to remain on and under the earth till the soul is fully redeemed.

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;
11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

When that Lamb leaves the throne yonder on His days of mediatorial work, when He leaves the throne up there and takes that Book of Redemption and walks forth, every knee will bow, every tongue...?... There He is.
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Paul's teaching corresponds with John's vision in Revelation 5, and the voice of the seventh angel confirms that it is one and the same event. It is the opening of the "seven last Seals" as Brother Branham calls it, it's the Lamb's Book of life, the second section on the backside of the Book of Revelation 5:1. In there is the evidence that we should be no longer subject to that curse. Paul did take this teaching in Philippians 2:10 from chapter 45 of the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah.

ISAIAH.45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of
the earth
: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth
[in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me
knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear

ROMANS.14:10 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.

In Romans 14:10 to 12, we see a further explanation of Isaiah 45:23 by the Apostle Paul. Here he refers to it as the Judgment Seat of Christ again, where every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. Isaiah 1:27 has shown as already that we will be fully redeemed with Judgment. According to Hebrews 12:23, we which are written in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life will be gathered together at the "general assembly" to meet God the Judge of ALL. As we surely know by now, there will be nothing to fear at this Judgment of the righteous saints.

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.

COLOSSIANS.1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present
you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight

After almost 2000 years, those Corinthians are still waiting yonder among the dead for the coming of the Lord, to be judged at the end of the New Testament church with all the saints of all ages, and to be confirmed as blameless believers. What a wonderful promise from the messenger of the first church age to the saints in Colosse, that the Lord Jesus by His death has reconciled them and us unto Himself, and that He as the Kinsmanm Redeemer will present them holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight to the presence of God our Father, the righteous Judge.

COLOSSIANS.3:4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

I.THESSALONIANS.2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing?
[Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

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

II.THESSALONIANS.2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,

We seen already where Brother Branham said that from Adam all the way down, including all the Prophets and all the Apostles, everyone will be there. Yes, all whose names are on the Lamb's Book of Life will be gathered yonder in glory to be present to witness the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints, with our hearts established unblameable in holiness before God. That will include the last one who should come in very soon, it cannot take place without that last sheep.

O Lord, take away all ungodly things from them. Take the world out of them, Lord, that they might be presented to God that day by Jesus Christ, faultless and blameless, standing in His righteousness alone. Grant it, Lord.

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.

I.THESSALONIANS 4:14 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:

The critics always use these verses to try to discredit this revelation of the coming of the Lord, and the need for the day of Redemption. These verses are supposed to prove that the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the changing of our bodies will be the next event, and they presume falsely that nothing else will take place between now and the resurrection. This "shortcut" doctrine is by far the most predominant one in the Message churches all over the world, but that is not what it says, or else it would not be in harmony with all the other Scriptures. In verses 14 and 15, Paul shows us briefly that the dead which sleep in Jesus, and we who are alive, we will be present at the coming of the Lord . This is the same man who said in 2 Timothy 4:1 that the Lord will judge the quick and the dead at His appearing, and in verse 8, that the Judge will give him his crown at that same day.

In verse 16, the Apostle Paul explains the threefold coming of the Lord once more as he has done already in 1 Cor. 4:5, he is only using different words. The Lord has descended in the form of the Pillar of Fire to anoint Brother Branham to bring the Message, the shout. He will also be in that form at the time of the squeeze when He will inject His resurrection Power in this slumbering and sleeping church with the Voice of the Archangel in that latter rain outpouring of Himself. Then, in the third fold, He will go back in His corporal body again, and He will be blowing that Trump to call us, the living saints, to "Come up hither" to meet the dead in Christ and appear together before the Throne of God for the redemption of our souls and bodies. Then, after that, then we come back to earth for the resurrection of the dead and the changing of our bodies.

He said, "Yes, Paul stands too with his group that he preached to." 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.
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I.THESSALONIANS.5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you
wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be
preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The "triune" person is made up of body, spirit and soul. But here Paul is showing us the sequence as it will be at the coming of the Lord. The saints will be gathered in the SPIRIT-Theophany bodies to make it possible to appear before God the Judge for the redemption and salvation of our SOULS and bodies, and then we will come back to earth again to pick up our glorified BODIES.

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.

II.TIMOTHY 4:8 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.

The Apostle Paul and his followers are still waiting somewhere yonder for that glorious great and dreadful day of the Lord to dawn. The next quote is one of many, it tells us, the living saints, how utterly important it is to be ready for that day of our full redemption. Then the following quote shows us clearly and distinctly that those who have died and gone on to glory are waiting for the same day when they'll also be judged and crowned in righteousness at the "general assembly."

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.
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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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I.JOHN.4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness
in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

TITUS.2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Like all the other saints of all ages, the Apostle John is also waiting yonder for that Judgment on that great and dreadful day of the Lord. With that perfect love, we have nothing to fear, because we are transformed into the image and likeness of the perfect Man. That day will be the most blessed for Titus also, when we will be fully redeemed of all iniquity by our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Read Hebrews 11 and take the last six or eight verses of it, how, "They wandered about in deserts, and--and wearing sheepskins and goatskins, and was destitute, and afflicted, and tormented." Those people there, how will our testimony stand up against theirs in the day of the judgment (See?), those people in that day?
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Look what Paul said in the Book of Hebrews the 11th chapter, said they was sawed asunder, pulled apart; wandered about, in sheepskins... That life's worthy of the Gospel. How's mine and yours going to stand in the day of judgment with men like that?
258 IS YOUR LIFE WORTHY -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0630E

HEBREWS.10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will
, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my
soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them
that believe to the saving of the soul.

The Prophet anointed with the Spirit of Elijah, the seventh angel's voice, has revealed to us God's mystery which is laying within the writings of the Prophets and the Apostolic fathers, to give us a clear picture of the second coming of the Lord. We as individual believers must do everything we possibly can to be ready and not miss that greatest of all events, the saving of our souls on the Lord's day. For those who draw back unto perdition, it will be the most tragic and dreadful day.



At the beginning of this chapter, I wrote that all my associated Brothers and Sisters from different parts of the world, and I myself have never come across any Message believers who believe and understand the revelation of the coming of the Lord as it is written in the Bible, and described and explained time and again by Brother Branham. The Protestant churches and the Catholics declare in their creed that at the end of the world Jesus will come from the right hand of the Father to judge the living and the dead. They do not have any further explanation, but at least they know that much of this great biblical event, but most of our dear fellow "believers" know nothing about this fact.

In November 2008, the Vatican website published the teaching of pope Benedict on the coming of the Lord at his weekly audiences in Rome. Here are a few extracts from his explanation, let us compare it with the biblical account and the Prophet's confirmation as shown in this chapter.

Christians long for the second coming... The faithful should pray for the return of Jesus - even knowing that the second coming presages the end of the world... In the first letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul lays his emphasis on the positive aspect of the end times, when we will be with the Lord forever. But in the second letter, the Apostle brings out the negative events that will precede the end, including the period of apostasy and the rise of the Antichrist... (My, my, who is talking? - ED.) Christians should face the prospect of the Parousia with a sense of realism... We pray for Christ's return because we do want the world of injustice to end... God's Judgment should prompt apostolic action, not fear... The proper Christian perspective on divine Judgment, the wrong attitude is that of fear... The spirit of responsibility with which we must welcome the Kingdom of God...

That's quite a mouthful for him and his 1.1 billion followers who we know will be on the wrong side at the coming of the Lord. What he said can not be faulted biblically and Message-wise, but what is so terrible about it is that millions of Message believers do know even less about the coming of the Lord than what he knows, despite Brother Branham's all-inclusive explanation of his experience behind the curtain of time, and many other confirmations including all those Bible verifications. Later on the pope gave a further explanation:

Advent is the season of hope, Pope says.

Vatican, Dec. 1, 2008 (

Advent, he said, should be a reminder to all Christians that Jesus will come to us again, and "at a time that only God knows each will be called to account for his life." The lesson to be learned from that realization, he said, is one of "detachment from worldly things, sincere penitence for one's errors, effective charity towards others and, above all, humble and trusting abandonment in the hands of God, our tender and merciful Father."

That is an amazing and incredibly accurate statement, every word of it could have come out of the Prophet's mouth, as the following quotes show us.

We strangers to each other. God knows us both. And someday, God, and you, and I will stand together. And we will have to give an account for our lives. You believe that?

They'll have to meet You. Maybe, many of them are young. Some of them may be old; but we don't know what time that You'll call for us to answer there. Be merciful to us, God.

Watch the end and keep steady. Christ is coming. Watch the end; just keep steady. Don't notice what's going on now. Watch what's going to go on out yonder at the end time, when we're going to have to stand and--and give an account for our lives.
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I could add many more quotes like these few. During over 3 decades as a Message believer, I have never heard a minister explain this coming Judgment of the righteous saints like the Prophet does throughout his ministry. And now I find that the pope knows more about these facts than the Message ministers and believers do! If that does not bring a terrible reproach upon the Message, then what else could do it?

How did this appalling situation come about? The main reason is that the Message has not gone out in the biblical way as Brother Branham wanted it to be done.

May there be a fellowship in this church, seeing that we're just about to emerge into some great move, we feel, of bringing up other ministers to go out into the fields to where, if You shall send me into the different parts of the world, there to establish the faith, and to have a minister ready, and willing, and trained to take over. And may the faith that was once delivered to the saints, that we are gallantly standing for, become a circle around the world. Grant it, Lord. And may this little weed pile, as it was one day when we dedicated it to You, may there be a church rise up HERE, Lord, that out of it shall go ministers, and evangelists, and teachers, and missionaries to all parts of the world.
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This website contains the faith that was once delivered to the saints, as it was preached by Brother Branham, and as it is written in the Bible. But where are ministers who preach these facts of God's Word? Where are the saints who are supposed to gallantly stand for it? As far as we can see, the Message circle around the world is totally confused about the true apostolic teaching of the coming of the Lord. Let's look at some extracts from "Taking sides with Jesus," they give us the precise procedure how the Prophet wanted the distribution to be accomplished.

...And then in there, get training in your own groups other ministers, men that you see that has a calling in their life for the ministry. Train them young men; bring them in here to the elder. All of you set together in a ministerial meeting and there teach the DEEPER THINGS of God. Don't go on the bad end. Keep someone who, can have confidence in to be kind of like a--a leader for you. And then sometimes if you don't see it just exactly the way he does, goes--that's all right, you're in the faith anyhow; just move along. Maybe when we come together then, all of us together, we'll pray, the discernment of God come down, and He'll give it just exactly what it is (You see?) and let us know just how to do it. And in there, churches can go hear. And training up a group of men. And if I'm in evangelistic work somewhere, there's places I can place them worldwide...
...And a church of this faith can be set there which will be a outpost in India, outpost in Germany, outpost in Switzerland. While right now, we should've had them all around the nations where I've been. And the Message... Then from there comes another, from another comes another. See what I mean?...
...I see Terry, Lynn, Charlie Cox, David, a lot of you young men here, God anoint you. My, how we'd like to pick up a handful of you to be evangelism and set you somewhere (See?), knowing that you've come up, you can stand and KNOW THE MESSAGE, and study to prove yourself. If you feel a call in your life... I see two or three young men, four or five setting on another row back here, and like that...
...We won't have like private interviews and things we've been having, we'll just come right together and stay there till we have THUS SAITH THE LORD...

In this sermon "Taking sides with Jesus," Bro. Branham strongly emphasized at least eight times that the ministers should come together once a month to talk about the deeper things, and to establish the absolute truth. He offered to join them if necessary and use discernment till they have THUS SAITH THE LORD on the "deeper things". Then they were supposed to teach the younger ministers the true doctrine of the Message, that all have the same teaching and believe the same, and then they should have been placed worldwide. Bro. Branham said: "That's the thing to do to keep on carrying on until Jesus comes." Isn't he saying that that is the perfect will of God? Did he mean it? Or not? That is how the Lord Jesus said it must be done in Mark 16:15, and Brother Branham confirmed that time and again, and that is how it was done in the first age.

And God put elders out there, seventy of them, and took the Spirit was on Moses and put them upon those seventy elders and they prophesied, and it didn't weaken Moses a bit...
...He just separated, said, "Now, Moses, let them judge the smaller things and, but when it comes to the major things, you come in with them and help them like that." Now, that's the way. That was God's way back there, that was God's way in the--in the early church age, and I believe it's God's way now (That's right.) for us to do it. So, let's do it. Just quit talking about it and do it. That's all. We can do it by the grace of God. Don't you believe it?

Yes Brother Branham, I certainly do believe that! It appears that this was never done like that, all we know is that after the death of Brother Branham all those Brothers mentioned went their own way and preached their own doctrine. Where are those Timothys the Prophet wanted as his own?

...I feel like they're my Timothys. I pray, Father, that You'll bless Brother Ruddell in his ministry. Bless Brother "Junie" Jackson. O God, we pray that Your blessings will be upon him, and upon our Brother Crase, upon Brother Snelling, upon this other brother there that's taking his place, and Brother Beeler, and Brother, all these brothers here...

Timothy was a minister of the five fold ministry who preached Paul's Message, and Paul directed him as Bro. Branham wanted it to be done to his "Timothys." Reading Paul's instruction in first Timothy, the word doctrine appears 7 times. Paul admonished him that he has attained to good doctrine (4:6), and that he must give attendance to exhortation and to doctrine (4:13), and that the Elders who labour in word and doctrine are worthy of double honour (5:17), and that the Name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed (6:1), and doctrine which is according to godliness (6:3).

I.TIMOTHY.4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

True doctrines save, and false doctrines kill the people. That is why Brother Branham needed his own loyal "Timothys" to spread this Message all over the world. His own commission from the Lord is taken from another instruction which Paul gave to Timothy. The first verse refers to the mainpart of Brother Branham's Message, the revealing and "unsealing" of the mystery of the Judgment of the quick and the dead at the Lord's appearing yonder on that great and dreadful day.

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;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned
unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
make full proof of thy ministry.

Brother Branham did reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. He set up that "SOUND DOCTRINE" to confront those false teachers with their itching ears who turn the believers to their fables. The Prophet was told to put that commission from the Lord under the cornerstone at the Branham Tabernacle where it is till today. Is that still relevant? Are not the "Timothys" of his five fold ministry supposed to carry this same commission into all the world as he instructed them to do, to preach the "sound doctrine" to disprove all the false doctrines, and back it up with the tapes and Spoken Word books as Bro. Branham wanted it done in the first place?

That is supposed to come out from Jeffersonville, but instead of that we hear that we should put all doctrines aside, just listen to the tapes and read the books and keep our opinion to ourselves. How could that make one body? What seems to count more than all else is huge numbers of believers, and the result of that is, as we have seen already, that their understanding of the real Message is below that of the pope. What an embarrassment and shame! How would the Prophet feel to see that his restoration Message of all things has produced something like this? Could we ever come to the required stature of the perfect Man and bypass the grave on such shallow principles?

There are surely a few hundred thousand believers in the USA. Brother Branham said that about 8 to 10 will make it, then he lengthened it to 50, he said that is as far as he can go! 50 out of a few 100000? He said there might be 1 or 2 out of Jeffersonville, and out of other towns and states! Throughout his ministry he said there will be 1 in a million Christians who will make it. That will be about 2000 out of the 2 billions, and guessing that the Message numbers about 4 million believers, it would mean that 99,95% will fail. Anybody who says that the Message is the absolute must also regard these statements as part of the absolute truth. Is there nobody who stops in shock and thinks that such numbers cannot possibly be the perfect will of God! The people and most Pastors are thrown in at the deep end because they cannot find the true doctrine themselves, and therefore they are left wide open to the attacks of the "grievous wolves" without the defense of the "sound doctrine" which is supposed to come from the Prophet's "Timothys" with the books and the tapes.

As far as literally, as literally just going, sending the message of the Gospel on paper and tracts and books and so forth, the Gospel has long ago went to every nation under the heavens, long ago. So, you see, that goes to prove that that wasn't what Jesus was talking about. He never said go into all the world and make Bible schools. Neither did He say go into all the world and pass out literature. Those things are fine. But His commission to the church was, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel."
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We must submit ourselves to His will and His Word. Don't question It, believe It. Don't try to find a way around It, just take It the way It is. So many wants to go around, get some other way. And when you do, you find yourself going on, you find God blessing you, but you're working in His permissive will and not in His perfect Divine will. He permits it, as I said, but He will not--He will not let it be His perfect will, but He'll make it work to honor and bless His perfect will...
But you see, they try to find an excuse that "the Lord told me to do this." I don't say He didn't, but look, it ain't His perfect will. It's got to be His permissive will. You see what it'll do? It'll pollute the whole bunch. It polluted all the camp.
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Brother Branham promised that a quick work will circle the earth with a Message that's straight on the Bible. Somewhere else he says that a sweep will get that little group together, and in a month or so she'll be gone. Again he spoke of a short, quick Message that will shake the whole nation, and in another sermon that at the end a Message will sweep out to catch that Bride. Why is that necessary? There is only one sensible reason, and that is that the whole camp is polluted. Will there be another Message? No, never, but at the end God will bring it back to His perfect will, and this same Message will go round the world as it should have gone in the first place, with the "sound doctrine" as written in the Bible and placed under the cornerstone at the Tabernacle, to catch that little group of the real predestinated saints at the end, they will believe these facts.

Brother Branham told us about David, an anointed man after God's Own heart, how he tried to transport the Ark of God on a new oxcart. All Israel was behind him, his intention and motive and objective was good, all of them believed that it was the perfect will of God, but it was not. The Ark, the Word, must be carried over the heart of the Levites, the ministers who are ordained to carry it wherever it is supposed to go. That is how the Prophet wanted it to be done, because that is the only scriptural way, and any other way will show up one of these days as a deadly error. That is the reason why a short quick message will have to go out, carried by the true ordained "Levites" who know how to handle the Word, to call out the true Bride from this present confusion.

Sometimes I wish I would just wake up and find out that I was dreaming, because it looks so bleak for all those millions I call my Brothers and Sisters, but the facts mentioned remain the same every day and the Word of God will stand, it will not change. I pray that His mercy will reach out to those who the Lord calls His Own, they will rise far above the understanding of the pope and every other adversary and come to the full knowledge of the truth, till we will meet at the Redeemers feet.