The Coming of the Lord in glory

The Bible and the Message tell us that the coming of the Lord starts with the 1translation of the LIVING saints, after the church ages have 2ended. At the 3call from Heaven to "Come up hither," they will leave their 4natural bodies and with great 5rapturing faith enter their waiting Theophany bodies, and then be 6taken up and translated to the 7third Heaven. There at the Throne, they will meet the gathered 8DEAD in Christ of ALL ages, from 9Adam to the last one, all of them in their Theophany bodies while their corporal bodies still remain 10under the earth in the grave, or in the sea where some perished. Then Christ, the 11Judge of the LIVING and the DEAD will leave the 12Mercy Seat, and He will come 13down from above and He takes the 14Lamb's Book of Life out of the right hand of Him on the Throne, and He will loose those 157 LAST, or 7 OTHER, or 7 DIFFERENT Seals, as Brother Branham calls it. Then He will 16judge, and 17claim, and 18fully redeem and 19REWARD 20each saint personally and individually as 21faultless and blameless 22OVERCOMER of unbelief and sin, according to their righteous 23deeds which are recorded in the previously sealed Lamb's Book of Life. Then God will 24incarnate Himself into His entire Bride, which will be the consummation of the 25Marriage. After that 26greatest event ever, they together will 27come back to earth to receive their glorified bodies, as Brother Branham was told behind the curtain of time. That is the first part of the Marriage, and of the second coming of the Lord.

As the Bible says, the 28last will be first and the first will be last. The living saints will re-enter their bodies first, and be changed into their glorified bodies. Then all the dead in Christ will be resurrected, which will be the 29RESULT of the full Redemption of the Lord's righteous Bride. Then after a few days they all together will be raptured to the three and a half years Wedding supper, which is the reception. That will be the second and final part of the Wedding, and also of the second coming of the Lord.


Quotes and Scriptures to confirm these events mentioned above

1 1113-Q-362 COD 64-0830M  Please explain the mystery of the TRANSLATION of the Bride.
   246 ...And we cannot receive the promised Son that's promised us today in these bodies that we live in;
   these bodies are sin...   249 ...the TRANSLATION of the Bride will be the same thing. The Word that's
   in you, the BODY will materialize around that Word...

   247 IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR  62-1230E   Third, third mystery is the mystery of the
   TRANSLATION of the LIVING saints at the end time of this age.

   293 IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR  62-1230E   There'll be very few saved, TRANSLATED in
   that time. One of the mysteries of that church BEING TAKEN UP.

2 109 REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.1  60-1231  AFTER the church ages was over, and everything
   was come ready, made ready the setting of the 4th chapter here, the church ages was DONE.

   61 THE.FIRST.SEAL  63-0318    Now, that's Revelation 5. Now, He takes the Book of Seals, the Book
   of Seals or a Book sealed with Seals, breaks them and shows them (look) at the END of the AGE now,
   AFTER the intercessory is over; the church AGES has done FINISHED UP.

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.

   39 REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.2  61-0101 Then John was summoned to come up higher, "come
   up hither," which means "come up here." He showed him all that was going to happen in the world of the
   church age. Then after the church ages was over, we find then that John was a type of every true
   believer that will be SUMMONED by Christ on high. That right? Summoned, "COME UP HITHER."

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...      8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be ABSENT
   from the body, and to be PRESENT with the Lord. 

   176 THE.RAPTURE  65-1204   The next Rapture takes place is (Second Thessalonians) for the 
   Church, the Bride to be resurrected, to be raptured into Glory. "We which are ALIVE and REMAIN,"
   that's the BODIES left on EARTH, "will not prevent or hinder them which are asleep...

   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 in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory... 
                                       plus REVELATION 5:3 and PHILIPPIANS 2:10

5  3 SPIRITUAL.FOOD.IN.DUE.SEASON  65-0718E  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...

   177 ONCE.MORE  63-1117   Just once more, Lord, one more great move of the Spirit! One more time,
   Lord, and the Church might receive the RAPTURING FAITH to go in. Grant it, Lord.

6  MATTHEW 24:40  Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be TAKEN, and the other left.
   41  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be TAKEN, and the other left.

   227 THE.EASTER.SEAL  65-0410    I look right back and see myself laying on the bed. "O Lord, let me
   look a past the curtain of time."    What is it? It's quickening power that will CATCH US AWAY.
   That great quickening power. The quickening power come in this last days.

   315 IT.IS.THE.RISING.OF.THE.SUN  65-0418M   There was the living saints that had RAPTURED,
   there was Elijah standing there; and there stood Moses, the DEAD saints repre-... Also, both of them
   had quickening Power. Whether one died, and the other didn't die, they're all there.

   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, (dead saints) and which are on earth;(living) even in him:
7  303 REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.2  61-0101 ...John said exactly and saw exactly the same
   thing that Moses saw when he was up there, same thing that Paul saw.  (2 Cor. 12:2 = 3rd Heaven)

PSALM 50:4  He shall call to the heavens (dead)from above, and to the earth (living), that he may
   judge his people.  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. Selah.

   MARK 13:27  And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four
   winds, from the uttermost part of the earth(living) to the uttermost part of heaven (dead).

9  160 THE BREACH... 63-0317E  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...

10 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 in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour...

11  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 (living) 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;            and Romans 14:9-12  etc.

    387 THE.UNCERTAIN.SOUND  60-1218    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.

12 138 SOULS.THAT.ARE.IN.PRISON.NOW  63-1110M ...the Lamb came forth, appeared on the scene.
    He had left the MERCY SEAT. His work of redemption was FINISHED. And He came forth and took
    the Book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne, and "time was no more."

13 148 THE.TEN.VIRGINS... 60-1211M  That's the way the church will be CAUGHT UP in the air, in the
    middle of the air, and meet the Lord on His ROAD DOWN, what an affair it will be...

14 189 QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.ON.THE.SEALS   63-0324M.  ..the LAMB'S BOOK of Life was
    written before the foundation of the world, and your name was put in--was in that Book when the Lamb
    was slain before the foundation of the world to redeem every name that was written in THAT BOOK...    
    190 He comes forward and takes THAT Book to claim His redemption.

15  193 THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL  61-080    ...we endeavor to approach these LAST Seven
    Seals. See where we'd have missed it? From Revelation 6:1 to Revelation 19:21, we would've missed
    It, 'cause (See?) we'd have been trying to apply it back there in this Gentile age, where you see it's
    over in this age. See?

    39 THE.EPHESIAN.CHURCH.AGE 60-1205 ...and THIS Book was sealed, AND the back of the book
    was sealed with Seven Seals, but in the days of THESE Seals to be opened, the mystery of God...

    239 IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR  62-1230E   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.

    145 THE.BREACH... 63-0317E ...the Seven Seals got the mysteries of God from the foundation of the
    world all sealed up in there, and revealed by Seven DIFFERENT Seals; that if God willing--let Him--
    let us pull back THESE Seals and look down through the Book and find out what it's all about. 

    36 THE.FOURTH.SEAL  63-0321   And now, THESE Seven Seals that this Book is sealed with, and
    THOSE Seven Seals... Now... And then after THESE Seven Seals are completed, we find...

16 HEBREWS 12:23  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,

    ROMANS 14:12  So then EVERY ONE of US shall give account of himself to God.

    60-1 CHURCH.AGE.BOOK   The works will be JUDGED. The motives will be judged. There won't be
    any respect before God; but ALL will be judged by that Word, NO ONE escaping it.

    79 PRESUMING  62-0610M  He JUDGES the church by His, or, judges the world by His Word, like
    He did EVE and ADAM. The way God starts, He cannot finish another way. He's got to finish the
    same way He started. If He didn't, He done wrong at the first place. See?

17  64 THE.SIXTH.SEAL  63-0323   And He knows when that last one comes in, then His intercessing
    days is over. He comes forth then to CLAIM what He's interceded for.

    251 THE.BREACH... 63-0317E     HE took it from the right hand of Him that set upon a throne; now, to
    CLAIM His redemptive, to CLAIM His rights, to CLAIM for ME and YOU what He redeemed us
    from...  back to everything that Adam lost in the garden of Eden; He has redeemed us back to that.

18  ROMANS 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we
    ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the REDEMPTION of our body.

    157 THE BREACH 63-0317E  "But, let Him," said the Angel, "let Him..." Here is the Book of Redemp-
    tion. 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."

    95 GOD'S.PROVIDED.PLACE.OF.WORSHIP  65-0425   ...Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed
    until the day of YOUR REDEMPTION. Argue with Him, not me. That's what It says. I'm reading It. All
    right. "You're sealed until the day of YOUR redemption," until the day that Jesus comes for YOU. 

19  36 ABRAHAM'S.COVENANT.CONFIRMED  61-0318 Just keep looking at the END. That's where you
    meet God down there at the END. There's where the REWARDS are give out. Don't drop off here.
    Go on to the END. "He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved." Scripture.

    118 REVELATION.CHAPTER.FIVE.2  61-0618     That's when WE'LL be REWARDED. That's what
    this seven-sealed Book is going to OPEN up TO US. What is these things? They're mysteries.
    They're not wrote in the Word; they have to be revealed by the Holy Spirit;

    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 man according to his WORKS.

20  152 HOW.CAN.I.OVERCOME  63-0825M   He that has an ear,... That, that's the INDIVIDUAL, not the
    whole group. The INDIVIDUAL, that's BRIDE COMING OUT, you see, the Church. Let him that has an
    ear, hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;  

    119 THE.SUDDEN.SECRET.GOING.AWAY.OF.THE.CHURCH  58-1012   ...Branham Tabernacle, neither
    is it up to any other churches; it's up to you as an INDIVIDUAL to be READY at the coming of the
    Lord. You must be ready. I must be ready. I sweep my own steps; it's up to you to sweep your steps.
    172 THE.STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN 62-1014M      Christ sent me to build INDIVIDUALS to the
    STATUE of Jesus Christ that they might be the power house...?... dwelling place of His Spirit by
    His Word (Uh-huh.)--by His Word. See? Build up the INDIVIDUAL to that place,...
21 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, 

  I CORINTHIANS 1:8   Who shall also confirm you unto the END, that ye may be BLAMELESS in the
    day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    COLOSSIANS 1:22b present you holy and UNBLAMEABLE and unreproveable in his sight:

    77 THY.LOVING.KINDNESS  58-0228 ...Lord, that they might be presented to God that day by Jesus
    Christ, FAULTLESS and BLAMELESS, standing in His righteousness alone. Grant it, Lord.

22  REVELATION 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To HIM
    that OVERCOMETH will I GIVE to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

    38 HOW.CAN.I.OVERCOME  63-0825M "He that OVERCOMETH." See? Not the church; that would
    be she, see, the church body. But it's "he that OVERCOMETH," the INDIVIDUAL that will overcome.
23  22 WORKS.IS.FAITH.EXPRESSED  65-1126  But let us have all of our DEEDS done right, because
    they're in a BOOK, a record that is to be played at the day of the JUDGMENT.

    ROMANS 2:6  Who will render to EVERY man according to his DEEDS:

24  EPHESIANS 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that YE might be filled
    with ALL the FULNESS of God. 

    MARK 10:39  And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the
    cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I AM baptized withal shall YE be BAPTIZED:

  302 THE.FIRST.SEAL  63-0318  ...and when this Holy Spirit that we have, becomes INCARNATE to
    US, the One that's in our midst now in the form of the Holy Ghost, becomes incarnate to us in the
    Person of Jesus Christ, we'll crown Him King of king...?... That's right. See?

    205 THE.SECOND.SEAL  63-0319   When Jesus INCARNATES Himself in His people, the very Life
    that was in Christ is in this person.

25  89 COUNTDOWN  64-0209  ...the Church will be lifted up...      ....Every knee shall BOW and every
    tongue shall confess, as She propels Her way in yonder, into the glorious realms of--of Heaven, to be
    MARRIED to Her BRIDEGROOM. God help us to live for that day!

    63 THE.MARRIAGE.OF.THE.LAMB  62-0121E reminds me that there there will be another great
    wedding someday, when Christ's bride will come walking down the corridors of glory. The
    Bridegroom will have everything ready. There'll be a WEDDING and a SUPPER. 

    HOSEA 2:19  And I will BETROTH thee unto ME for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in
    righteousness, and in JUDGMENT, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

26  4 A.PROPHET.LIKE.UNTO.MOSES  59-1120    For we're looking forward to the GREATEST event that 
    ever happened in all HUMAN HISTORY, or ever will: the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
27  69 HAVING.CONFERENCES  60-0608  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."       79 ...and with a promise of RETURNING to the
    earth to receive a GLORIFIED body.

    38 ABRAHAM  60-0803  I said, "Well, will Paul have to stand the same JUDGMENT by it?" "Sure." I
    said, "Then if Paul makes it, I will too, because I preached the same thing he did, without compromising
    on one word." And all them people screamed out, "We are resting assure on that." Said, "THEN we'll go
    back to EARTH and receive a GLORIFIED BODY, and live together through forever in this condition."

    409 THE.FIFTH.SEAL  63-0322  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;

28  97 THE.SEVEN.CHURCH.AGES  54-0512   A great wave of that same Spirit, and a "whoossh," wave
    after wave. "He that was LAST will be FIRST, and he that was FIRST will be LAST." How can it be
    that way? That's the order of the RESURRECTION. I won't know nobody in the generation before me or
    the generation after me. I'll know those in the generation of this. And every generation will come
    successfully, right as it went down. "They which were LAST will be FIRST." Sure, it has to be. I'll know
    my people. The next fellow, my dad will know his people; his grandfather, his people, on down like
    that. Wave after wave, after wave, after wave, and the saints arising from everywhere, won't that be

29  189 THE.GOD.OF.THIS.EVIL.AGE  65-0801M  But let them get the real Divine healing, the healing of
    the soul, which makes a new creature, passes from death unto Life, and then waiting in this old
    tabernacle for the REDEMPTION of the BODY, AFTER the SOUL has been REDEEMED.