Die Gesalbten der Endzeit

THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME

So 25.07.1965, vormittags, Branham Tabernacle
Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
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...morning, audience. Let us speak to our Lord now. Great God, Creator of heavens and earth, Who has Divinely appointed us this time this morning, of worship to You. And may we, Lord, in our hearts surrender ourselves completely to Your Divine will and the working of the Holy Spirit in us, to bring forth that which You would have us to know. Our desire is to be better Christians and better representatives of You. Will You grant this to us this morning, as we wait upon Thee, in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

Be seated.

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[Someone says, “Take off the prayer cloths?”.] Yes.

We are very happy to be here this morning again, in—in the service of the great King. And we’re sorry, we, again, that we don’t have the room for the people, but we have just... We’ll try and make out the best we can, under the circumstances.

Now, many has handkerchiefs and requests laying up here to be prayed over. And I’m just laying them to one side; not that I’m ignoring them, but I pray for them after I mainly... like, and tonight. I will this morning, and then tonight again, when... Then I’ll pray and wait upon the Spirit of God for healing, and that’s when I like to pray over the—the handkerchiefs and things.

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And on the special requests, Billy gave them, every one, to me. There is about three hundred, and I’m, just left the rooms then. You see, I’m just getting them just as fast, and every one, that I can get to. And I’ll get to them just as quick as I possibly can. I won’t be able to get them all. Just reach in, have to get one, say, “Lord, will it be this one, and be this one?” Just like that, because they’re, every one, needy, real requests; something, no doubt, that we should talk together about. And I... Less, you know, sometimes the Holy Spirit may say a certain one that I read, that keeps on my heart; I go back to that again, and hunt through there till I find it. Otherwise, just casually take them.

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Now, we also want to say, this morning, and greet those who are out in the other parts of the country. We want to greet the folks this morning by the way of this telephone hookup, to New York City; Beaumont, Texas; Prescott, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; San Jose, California; Connecticut; Gainesville, Georgia; and New Albany, Indiana; across the nation. We are greeting you in the Name of the Lord Jesus.

This morning, in Indiana, it is a fair morning. We had a rain last night which cooled the weather. And we’re... The tabernacle is packed out, and everybody is waiting, with great anticipations, for the Sunday school lesson. And I trust that the richest of God’s blessings will be upon you out there.

And we are hoping, soon as possible, to make a—a way that we can have, where we can bring all of us together, maybe under a big tent, where I’m feeling real definitely led to preach on these Seven last Vials in the Bible.

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So now, so that we won’t be too long on a great lesson this morning... I have sought the Lord, thinking, “What could I say?” knowing that this may be our last service that we’ll ever have. The Coming of the Lord is so close at hand!

I see, after that prediction made in California, there is houses out there, and places, sinking at the rate of thirty inches a hour, timbers cracking and breaking in. And they don’t know what’s doing it. We are at the end. Hundred-thousand-dollar homes, sinking. I got big headlines in the paper, pictures, that I hope to bring tonight, as I want to speak on something on that tonight.

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And, then, tonight we have prayer for the sick. Come in this afternoon, five, six o’clock, or whenever it is. We’re going to start early, I suppose, so the people can get away early, and receive your prayer cards. And we’ll be praying for the sick tonight, the Lord willing.

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Now, after prayerfully thinking, “What must I do?” knowing that someday I must answer for what I say here... And I have decided, or felt led by the Holy Spirit to speak this morning on prophecy, to kind of inform us. See? It’s something that we... If we’re not informed, and anything happens just casually, we should know about this. The Holy Spirit has give it to us, to warn the people of the comings. You know, the Bible said, that, “God will do nothing except first He shows His servants, the prophets.” And—and how that Jesus warned the people, what would take place; how the prophets warned the people, that would take place. And it behooves us now, in the great hour that we’re living, to see what age we’re living in, and what’s happening, what’s going to happen in this age. So one of these strange subjects that perhaps we’ve read many times, it fell upon my heart to—to speak to the people about it this morning.

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Now let us turn over in our Bibles to Matthew the 24th chapter, and read a portion of the Word. [Brother Branham clears his throat.] Pardon me. As a way of—of getting a context for our text and subject.

Now, remember we are going to teach this as a Bible class, slow. Get your pencils and paper. I’ve got many Scriptures written down here, that—that you might be able to put these down. Then go home and study them, for this is just like a Sunday school class, that we might know, and be warned and prepared for the hours that we’re living in.

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In the Book of Saint Matthew. [Brother Branham clears his throat.] Pardon me. 24th verse... Or, 24th chapter, rather, beginning with the 15th verse, I wish to read a portion of His Word:

And when ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Then let them which are in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Let him which is on the housetop—housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there would be no flesh saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

For there shall rise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elected.

Behold, I have told you before.

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chamber; believe it not.

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered...

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Now, for a subject, I would like to take the 24th verse, to emphasize on this verse for our Sunday school lesson this morning. And listen close while I reread this, again.

For there shall rise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elected.

Now for a subject this morning, or a text, rather, I want to take: The Anointed Ones At The End Time. That’s the subject that I wish to speak on, or the text: "The Anointed Ones At The End Time".

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I believe that we are living in the end time. I think most anyone that... The Scripture reader, or even a—a believer, knows that we are now at the end of the history of the world. There will be no use of writing it, because there won’t be anybody to read it. It’s at the end of the time. Just when, I do not know. Just how long it will be, not even the Angels of Heaven knows that minute or hour. But we been told by the Lord Jesus, that, when these things that we see now begin to come to pass, then to lift up our heads for our redemption is drawing nigh.

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Now, what “drawing nigh” means, I do not know. May mean...

As the scientists said the other day, on the television, speaking of the great thousands-of-miles break in the earth that’s going to sink. He was asked the question, “It could sink there?” That’s Los Angeles, the West Coast. And many of you seen how they followed it with radar, and went up through... broke in below San Jose, went across over into Alaska, out through the Aleutian Islands, about two hundred miles out into the sea, and come back down into San Diego, went around in behind Los Angeles, and come up there, a great pocket.

And all these earthquakes we’ve been having is the volcanic hitting this great hollow dipper, like, in there. I can’t call the name that they—they called it. However, when that shakes, that gives these earthquakes we been having for years on the West Coast. Now it’s cracked all the way around.

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And the scientists said, one...

The man said to the other, “That could fall in?”

He said, “Not ‘could,’ but it will.”

Said, “But not in our generation, perhaps?”

Said, “In the next five minutes, or the next five years. We don’t know just when.”

This week, was sent me a headlines in the paper, of big hundred-thousand-dollar homes cricking and cracking, the people moving away. And they don’t know how to stop it. There is no way to stop it. See, God can do whatever He wants to, and there’s nobody can tell Him how to do it.

You build homes, you can make scientific things, and God is the Creator of science. How you going to stop Him? He can destroy the earth this morning by fleas if He wants to. Do you realize, He could speak fleas into existence, and they’d be forty miles deep in a half hour’s time, see, there’s no... and eat people right off the ground. He is God. He just does as He will. He is sovereign, in Himself.

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Now, seeing all this accumulation of evidence, that the hour that we now live in, I think it’s a good thing to rehearse these things and to draw them out, since the Seals has been opened, and find out the truth of these things, as God has been so loyal to us, with His grace, to show us these things.

I want you to notice here in Matthew 24, Jesus used the term of “Christs,” C-h-r-i-s-t-s, “Christs.” Not Christ, but “Christs,” plural, not singular. “Christs.” Therefore, the word Christ means “the anointed One.” And then if it’s “anointed,” there will be not only one, but many, anointed, “the anointed ones.” See?

Otherwise, if He wanted to break it down so we would more or less understand it better, He would say, “In the last days there shall rise false, anointed ones.” Now, that seems almost impossible, see, the terms of “anointed.” But notice the very next words, “and false prophets,” p-r-o-p-h-e-t-s, plural.

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Now, "anointed one" is, “one with a message.” And the only way the message can be brought out is by one that’s anointed, and that would be a prophet, anointed. “There shall rise false, anointed teachers.” A prophet teaches what his message is. Anointed teachers, but anointed people with false teaching. Anointed ones, “Christs,” plural; “prophets,” plural. And if there is such a thing as a—a Christ, singular, then these would have to be “anointed ones,” that their prophecy of what they were teaching would be the difference, because they are anointed ones, anointed.

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Now, it’s a Sunday school lesson, we want to—to try to bring this to a real showdown, by the Scriptures, not by what someone else has said about it, but just reading the Scriptures.

You may say, “How can this be? Would the anointed ones...? What were they?”

“Christs,” C-h-r-i-s-t-s, anointed. “Christs, and false prophets.” Anointed ones, but false prophets!

Jesus said, that, “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.”

Now, someone might say to me, “Do you believe that that anointing on those people means that it’s the anointing of the Holy Spirit?” Yes, sir, the genuine Holy Spirit of God upon a person, and yet they are false.

Now listen close and see what He said. “And they shall show signs and wonders, insomuch that it would deceive the very Elected if it were possible.” And they are anointed with the genuine Holy Spirit. I know this sounds very foolish, but we’re going to take time and explain it by the Word, that that’s absolutely THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Truth.

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Now let’s turn in our Bibles, just a minute, to Matthew the 5th chapter, and begin with the—the 45th verse, and see now as we read for a few moments on these Scriptures. And then, after we get to here, why, we’ll give you... So you, if we fail to read all of them, then you get your Bible; and—and also you can read them after we leave here and you go home, and—and you read what the Bible says about it.

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Now to take our time, to get a—a basic fact, because I’m making a statement here that’s astounding. How can the Holy Spirit anoint a false teacher? But that’s what Jesus said would happen.

Now, Matthew, the 5th chapter, the 45th verse, let’s read now. Let’s get, begin a—a little behind it, the 44th:

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,... pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and... the good, and sendeth rain on the just and... the unjust. (The rain comes upon the evil the same as the good.)

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Now to follow this up, to another prophecy pertaining to this, may we turn now to Hebrews the 6th chapter, for the next follow-up verse on this, where Paul bringing back to mind the same thing that Jesus said. Paul, speaking now. While you’re hunting it... And you out in the broadcast, get your Bibles near you and a piece of paper, and look up this now. Hebrews, the 6th chapter, Paul writing to the Hebrews, showing them the shadows and the types, bringing them from under Judaism into Christianity, showing them that how all the old things just foreshadowed the things that was to come. Paul speaking now, Hebrews 6.

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ (C-h-r-i-s-t, singular), let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance... dead works, and of faith towards God.

Of... doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

And this will we do, if God permits.

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

I want to call your attention just a minute. Did you notice, that’s “gift,” and not “gifts,” partakers of “the heavenly gifts”? But, “the heavenly gift,” singular; “Christ,” singular; “gift,” singular.

...heavenly gift, and... made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

And have tasted of the... word of God,... (tasted of what?)... the word of God, and the power of the world to come,

If they shall fall away, to renew themselves again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

For, (listen) the earth... drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, to bring forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessings from God:

But that which beareth thorns... briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

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Now compare that with Matthew 5:24 again. Notice, Jesus said the rain and the sun comes upon the earth, that God sends it to prepare the food and the things for the peoples of the earth. And the rain is sent for the food, the herbs. But the tares, weeds, being in the field, receive the same thing. The same rain that makes the wheat grow is the same rain that makes the weeds grow.

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How I had such a lesson on that one time, when I first met the Pentecostal people! And it was a great lesson to me. I seen two men, one... Never heard speaking in tongues before. One spoke in tongues, the other one interpret it, vice-versa. And would tell the truth, say that, “There’s many in here should repent tonight. There’s women and men, both.” And people would raise up and go to the altar.

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I thought, “How glorious!”

And then with the little gift of the Holy Spirit, I talked to those men, just, you know how, in discernment, just a little way to find out. And one of them was a genuine Christian, and he was a real servant of Christ, and the other one was a hypocrite. And one of them, the one that was a hypocrite, was living with a black-headed woman, running around with a blond and had children by her. Well, it was right there in the vision; couldn’t be denied. And I spoke to him about it. He looked at me and walked around the building.

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Now I was confused, sure enough. I thought I had come into angels, then I wondered if I wasn’t among devils. How could this be? I could not understand it. And for years I kept my hands off of it, till one day where...

George Smith, the boy that goes with my daughter, we went yesterday, up to the old mill place where I go to pray.

And after being in there a couple days, the Holy Spirit brought this Scripture back to me: “For the rain cometh oft upon the earth to dress it with herbs, but thorns and thistles live by that same rain, and whose end is to be burned.” Living by the same life-giving resource of God. Then I understood that. “By...” Jesus said, “By their fruits they are known.”

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Now, therefore, the rain dropping down upon the natural vegetation of the earth, is a type of the Spiritual rain which gives Eternal Life, dropping down upon the Church, for we call it the former rain and the latter rain. And it’s a rain, pouring out of God’s Spirit, upon His Church.

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Notice, it’s a very strange thing here. See? When them seed went in the ground, however they got there, they were thorns to begin with. But there the wheat that went in the ground, and the herbs, were herbs to begin with. And each herb producing itself, over again, showed that it was in the original beginning.

“And they will deceive the Elected if it were possible,” ’cause they’re getting the same rain, same blessing, showing the same signs, same wonders. See? “They will deceive, or shall deceive the Elected if it were possible.” Now, a thorn cannot help being a thorn, and neither can wheat help being a wheat; it’s what the Creator of each one determined at the beginning. That’s the Elected.

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The same rain!

The sun rises of a morning and spreads across the earth, as it had this earth and day that we live. And the sun, same sun that rises in the East is the same sun that sets in the West. And that sun is sent to ripen the grain upon the earth, which our bodies are made from.

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We are living by dead substance. That’s the only way you can live. And if something has to die every day so you live, natural, then isn’t it true that if your... Your body has to live by dead substance, for natural life, then you’ve got to have Something die, spiritually, to save your spiritual life. And God, became material, flesh, and died that we might live. There’s no church, no other thing in the world can save you but God. That’s the only thing that they live by.

Now run the Scriptures. Jesus is the Word. “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the Word was made flesh, and Who lived, dwelled among us.” “And man shall not live by bread alone,” for the physical, “but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Then, you see, we live by the Word, and that is God.

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Now the sun comes across and ripens the grain. Now, it cannot ripen it all at once. As it goes on, maturing, it constantly ripens until it comes to a full ear.

So is it, today, with the Church. It started in its infancy, back in the dark age, where it was under the ground. It’s growed now into maturity. And we can see it, perfectly, how that God through nature always...

You cannot disturb nature. That’s what’s the matter today. We’re flying bombs, and out there in that ocean, breaking it and busting it around with atomic bombs. You’re just breaking more of that dirt off all the time, dropping into it. You cut down the trees; storms will take you. Dam up the river; it’ll overflow.

You’ve got to find God’s way of doing things and stay in it. We’ve denominated people in the churches and organizations; look what we got! Stay in God’s provided way of it.

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But, you see, “He sends the rain,” back to our subject, “on the just and the unjust.” Jesus tells you here now, in Matthew 24, it would be a sign at the end time.

Now, if this sign is only to be known at the end time, then it’ll have to be after the opening of those Seals. See? It’s a sign of the end. That would be, when these things happens, it’ll be at the end time. And it’ll be a sign, now, so the Elected will not be confused in these things. You see it? Then, it’s got to be revealed, exposed.

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Notice, both the wheat and the weeds live by the same Anointing from Heaven. Both of them rejoice over It.

I remember this, referring back to this instance up there that day at the Green’s Mill. I—I seen that vision come up. And there was a great earth, and it had been all disced up. And there went a Sower forth, first. I want to keep that before you. Watch what goes forth first, then what follows it. And as this Man with white on came forth around the earth, sowing seed, then behind Him come a man, dark clothes on, looked very sneaking, slipping along behind Him, sowing weeds. And as this taken place, then I seen both crops come up. And as they come up, one was wheat and the other one was weeds.

And there come a drought, that when, looked like, both of them had their heads down just crying for rain. Then there come a great cloud over the earth, and it rained. And the wheat raised up and said, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” And the weeds raised up and hollered, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Same results. Both of them perishing, both of them going away. And then the wheat comes up and gets thirsty. And because it was in the same field, the same garden, the same place, under the same spout, there come up wheat and there come up tares by the very same thing.

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Notice, the same anointing water brings forth the wheat, brings forth the weed.

The same Holy Spirit that anoints the Church, that gives them desire to save souls, that gives them power to perform miracles, It falls on the unjust the same as the just. The very same Spirit! Now, you can’t make it another way and understand Matthew 24:24. He said, “There shall rise false Christs,” false, anointed ones. Anointed with the genuine Thing, but be false prophets of It, false teachers of It.

What would make a man want to be a false teacher of something that’s Truth? Now we’ll get down to the mark of the beast in a few minutes, and you’ll see it’s denomination. See? False teachers; false, anointed. Anointed Christs, but false teachers. It’s the only way you can see it.

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Just like here some time ago, I have quoted this. I might quote it because we’re hooked up across the nation. One day I was talking to a friend of mine, where this is coming in this morning, in Arizona. And he had a—a citrus farm. And he had a tree there which was an orange tree that was bearing grapefruits, and lemon, tangerine, tangelos. And I forget how many different fruits there was on that one tree. And I said to the—the—the man, I said, “How is it? What kind of a tree is that?”

He said, “The tree, itself, is an orange tree.”

I said, “What has it got grapefruits on it? Why has it got lemons on it?”

He said, “They are grafted into it.”

I said, “I see. Well, now,” I said, “now, next year when that tree comes forth with another crop of fruit,” which they all ripen about the same time, I said, “then it will bring forth altogether oranges. If it’s a navel orange tree, it’ll bring forth the navel oranges, won’t it, sir?”

He said, “No, sir. Every grafted branch will bring forth of its kind.”

I said, “You mean that lemon vine will bring forth a lemon out of that orange tree?”

He said, “Yes, sir.”

“Will the grapefruit bring forth a grapefruit out of that orange tree?”

He said, “Yes, sir. That’s the nature of the branch that’s grafted into it.”

I said, “Praise be to God!”

He said, “What do you mean?”

I said, “One more question. Now, will that orange tree ever bring forth oranges again?”

He said, “When it puts forth another branch.” When it puts forth another branch, not when one is grafted into it. But, they’re all citrus fruit, and they live off of the citrus life that’s in the citrus tree.

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I said, “There you are! The Methodist will bring forth Methodists, every time. The Baptist will bring forth Baptists, every time. The Catholic will bring forth Catholic, every time. But the Church of the living God will produce Christ from the root, the Word every time, if it ever puts forth another vine of its Own.”

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Now, you can graft it in there, you see. Every grapefruit, lemon, tangelo, tangerine, whatever the citrus fruits they are, every one of them can live in that tree; but bearing false witness of the tree, living by the tree. You see it? They are living and thriving on the genuine life that’s in that tree.

Now, there is Matthew 24:24, living by the same Life, but they wasn’t right, at the beginning. They are bearing false witness of that Tree! It’s an orange tree, yet it’s a citrus tree. And they say, “This church, this denomination is bearing record of Christ,” and got a false baptism, false witness of the Word, trying to say that the power of God was only for the disciples.

Jesus, Himself, said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every branch that’ll ever... tree that’ll ever bring forth, ever branch that’ll be in the tree. And these signs shall follow the genuine branches.” Where? As long as it’s a Tree, as long as It’s putting forth branches, to the end of the world. “In My Name they shall cast out devils; speak with new tongues; take up serpents; drink deadly things; lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” See the hour we’re living? See what Jesus said?

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Remember, this was at the end time, not back under Wesley and back there. Now, at the end time, this was to take place.

Now watch the Scriptures; let Them testify. Jesus said, “Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think, or believe, that you have Eternal Life, and They are the Ones that testify of Me.” In other words, if this tree ever brings forth a branch... “I am the Vine, the Tree; ye are the branches. He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also,” Saint John 14:12.

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Now, “He that abideth in Me, he that... him that was in My root at the beginning.”

That’s the reason Jesus was both the Root and Offspring of David. He was before David, in David, and after David, both Root and Offspring of David; the Morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, Alpha and Omega; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. “In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Both Root and Offspring of David!

“He that is the elected Life, the predestinated Life, that’s in Me,” and He is the Word, “from the beginning; when he comes forth, he’ll bear My fruits.” Saint John 14:12.

But others will live by the same thing, calling themselves Christians and believers. “Not all that saith, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter in.”

Now, this is to take place and be manifested in the last days, “when the mysteries of God should be finished,” as we’ll get to a little later.

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These trees, the true vine and false vine! You’ve heard me preach on that since, from years ago, how they’ve growed up together. Brought them in individuals and showed that, from Cain and Abel, the two vines that met at an altar; both of them religious, both of them anointed, both of them desiring life, and worshipping the same God. And one was rejected and the other received.

And the only way that the one that was received could have done anything different from his brother, it was revealed to him. For the Bible said, “By faith...” Hebrews, 11th chapter, “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, which God testified that he was righteous.”

Jesus, said, the spiritual revelation of Who He was! “Who does man say I the Son of man am?”

He said, Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

“Blessed art thou, Simon—Simon, son of Jonas; flesh and blood never revealed this to you. My Father which is in Heaven has revealed it. Upon this rock I’ll build My Church,” (what?) the true revelation of the Word. There is the true Vine again. “Abel, by faith!”

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You said, “It wasn’t a revelation.”

What is faith? Faith is something that’s revealed to you; that is not yet, but you believe it will be. Faith is a revelation of the will of God. So, by revelation!

And the churches today don’t even believe in spiritual revelation. They believe in a dogmatic teaching of some system. “By revelation Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, which God testified he was righteous.” Amen. I hope you see that. See where we’re living? See the hour?

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I was talking to a—a gentleman not long ago, a Christian scholar and gentleman. He said, “Mr. Branham, we refuse all revelations.”

I said, “Then you have to refuse Jesus Christ, for He is the revelation of God, God revealed in human flesh.” Unless you see it, you’re lost.

Jesus said, “Except you believe that I am He, you will die in your sin.” He is the revelation of God, the Spirit of God revealed in human form. You can’t believe that, you’re lost. You put Him a third person, second person, or any other person besides God, you’re lost. “Except you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” A revelation!

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No wonder they couldn’t see Him. “No man can come to Me except My Father draws him. And all the Father has given to Me,” in the roots, “will come to Me.” See? You get it? Oh, how we should love Him, adore Him, praise Him; to see the fruit of the Spirit in the last days, and the Bride Tree ripening in the top of the time!

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The true vine and the false vine, both had the same anointing. The water fell on both of them. No wonder He warned us, “It would deceive the very Elected if it was possible.”

Notice, they look the same. They’re anointed the same. But notice, “By their fruit...” How do you knowed it?

How you know that isn’t an orange? Because it’s bearing a grapefruit. That vine is all right, it’s living in the tree, but it’s bearing a grapefruit. It isn’t like the first one.

And if a church says they “believe Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever,” and deny His Power, deny His works, deny His Word; if—if... The Church that believes in Jesus Christ, will do the works of Jesus Christ, it’ll have the Life of Jesus Christ. And if it isn’t, no matter if the Life is pouring into it; if it isn’t predestinated, from the roots, it’ll bear grapefruit every time, or something different. But if it’s the predestinated Life, in the roots, it’ll bear Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, if it’s the Word coming up through the Root. Which, He is the Root, the beginning of time.

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Notice, but it’s what they produce that tells you the difference. “By their fruit,” Jesus said, “you shall know them.” “Man does not gather grapes off of a thistle,” even though the thistle be right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it.

What is the fruit? The Word, for the fruit for the season. That’s what it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the season, what time it is. Man’s doctrine, denominational doctrine, but, or God’s Word for the season?

Now, the time gets away so quick, that we could bear on that a long time. But I’m sure that you here present, and I’m sure you across the nation, can see what I’m trying to tell you, for we don’t have too much longer to stay on it.

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But you might see that the Anointing gets on the unjust, the false teachers, and causes them to do exactly what God told them not to do; but they’ll do it, anyhow. Why? They cannot help it. How can a thistle be anything else but a thistle? No matter how much good rain is sprinkled on it, it’s got to be a thistle. That’s the reason Jesus said, “They’ll be so close it would deceive the very Elected,” which is in the roots, “if it were possible,” but it ain’t possible. A wheat can do nothing but bear wheat; that’s all it can bear.

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Notice. Remember, God is not the author of organization. The devil is the author of organization. I’ve proved that by the Word, back and forth, and over and over; won’t have to go into that this morning. We know that God never did organize people together like that, make a organization. Hundreds of years after the death of the last disciple, ’fore they ever had the first organization. It’s always proved a failure. If it isn’t, why ain’t we together in love today, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic and all? Why ain’t the works of God following us, then, every church on the same thing, the Word? Those things that separate man, brotherhood... We’re farther from God than we ever was, the churches, speaking of.

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Now, we’re told that, “All the old things happened for examples, for our teaching, reproofs, admonitions.” That all the old things of the Old Testament happened, foreshadowed, to see what would be in the New Testament, in our day.

Just like if you had never seen your hand, and you looked up and you seen a shadow on the wall, as my hand would be from the light, if it’s got five fingers here in a shadow, when the negative; and you move your hands towards, being the positive, towards the—towards the negative, it’s got to come to five fingers.

As the Bible tells us, that, “The Old Testament being a shadow, type of the new things, or the things that was to come; not the very things that is, but it is a shadow, a type of the things that is to come.”

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Let us go back and see if this thing ever was in any other age. Are you willing? [Congregation says, “Amen.”] So we’ll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man’s idea, some theory.

I don’t care who he is; any other man, myself or anybody else, “If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him.” See? That’s what the Bible said. “Let every man’s word be a lie, and Mine be true,” regardless who it is.

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Now let’s go back and find out if this ever happened, to show us an example.

We could go back over now in the Book of Exodus, and speak of a character named Moses, who was an anointed prophet sent of God, with the Word of God and the will of God for his generation. As God’s Word always runs in continuity, He said, “He did nothing until He revealed It to His prophets first.” Then He done it. Uh-huh.

Now, He cannot lie. He can’t lie and be God. No, sir. He has got to remain true. There’s no lie in Him. He’s...

And He cannot change It. If He does, then He’s not God; He made a mistake. He’s got to be infinite. And infinite cannot make a mistake. See? So what God ever says, that’s Eternally right. See? And He promised that. So, watch, there’s nowhere in the Bible lest it follows continuity right to it.

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Now, God had promised Abraham that his seed would be a stranger in a—in a strange land for four hundred years, then He’d bring him out with a great hand of might and power, show His signs and wonders amongst the people that they dwelt with. The time of the promise drew nigh. People had forgot about it. They had Pharisees and Sadducees, and so forth, denominations. But, all of a sudden, there come God alone and drawed from, out, away from any of them.

God never, in any day or at any time, ever called a prophet out of a denomination. No, sir. He’s so twisted up, he couldn’t do it; he’d have to stay with that denomination.

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Moses, a man sent from God, with the Word of God, and on his journey taking Israel into the promised land, strictly with the commandment of God, he met another prophet, another anointed one that had a genuine anointing of the same Holy Spirit that was upon Moses. That’s right. He was a prophet. The Holy Spirit was upon this man. His name was Balaam. We’re all acquainted with him. Well, the very things, the same, the things—the things that the man said, is still taking place, about twenty-eight hundred years ago. “Thou art like a unicorn, O Israel. Whoever blesses you will be blessed. Whoever curses you will be cursed. Your strength, and mighty, how righteous are thy tents, O Jacob!” See, he couldn’t help himself. He come there purposing in his heart to curse the people.

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Oh, you false teachers listening to these tapes all these years, and seeing God confirm exactly what He said, and you set in your study and know it’s the Truth; and because of your denominational differences, you dispute them and tell your people they’re not so. Woe unto you! Your time is close at hand.

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Balaam, anointed with the same Spirit that was upon Moses. What was the difference? The teaching of Moses was perfect. The Bible said here in Second Peter, that it was “the teaching of Balaam” that Israel received, that God never did forgive. Unpardonable sin! Not a one of them got saved, though they had come out under the blessings of God, and seen the hand of God moving by this mighty prophet, and seen it exactly vindicated by God. And, because, another prophet come in with a teaching, contrary, and disputed with Moses, and tried to prove to the people that Moses was wrong. And Dathan, Korah, and many of them, agreed with him and taught the children of Israel to commit fornications, to go after his organization, that, “We’re all the same.”

“Whether we’re Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, or Pentecostals, and what-more, we’re all the same.”

We are not the same! Ye are a separated people, holy unto the Lord, dedicated to the Word and the Spirit of God, to bear fruit of His promise of this day. And you’re not of them! I know that’s awful strong, but that’s the Truth just the same. Dedicated to a service in this last days! “Come out from amongst it.”

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Now, “the teaching of Balaam,” not the prophecy of Balaam. That was all right. That was God. How many believes that? [Congregation says, “Amen.”] The prophecy of Balaam was exactly right, ’cause he couldn’t speak nothing else. The anointing of God wouldn’t speak nothing else, and God vindicated it by proving it was the Truth. But it was “the teaching of Balaam.”

Now compare that with Matthew 24:24. Anointed ones, but their teaching is false. The trinities, and all things like that; wrong, antichrist!

I hope your feelings don’t get hurt. And don’t turn that, them phones off. And don’t get up and go out. Just set still, and let’s see if the Holy Spirit won’t reveal it to us, and prove it to us. Say, “But that...” Just whatever you believe, just set still and listen. And ask God to open your heart, then you’ll find out whether you’re a briar, or a thistle, or wherever you’re standing. See?

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Now, even Judas, “foreordained to the condemnation he was,” set there before Jesus. And Jesus told him, “You are the one. Whatever you’re going to do, and whatever you’ve got to do, go do it quickly.” Him knowing what he was doing, but, for them thirty pieces of silver, and popularity, sold the Lord Jesus Christ. One of His disciples, the treasurer of the church, Jesus called him His “friend.” See? The Bible said, “He was borned the son of perdition,” just the same as Jesus was born the Son of God. “Deceive the very Elected if it were possible.”

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Notice closely as we study on. We’ll take another instance, over in the Book of Kings. There was a—a prophet, and his name was Micaiah. He was the son of Imlah, and he was a prophet. He was.

And there was another prophet, the head of a organization of prophets, anointed ones. The Bible said they were “prophets,” just the same as He said Balaam was a prophet, anointed ones.

And there was one of them by the name of Micaiah, who was anointed with God and sent by God, with the Word of God.

There was one, Zedekiah, who thought he was sent by God. He was anointed of God, but his teaching was contrary to the Word of God. “Rise, false Christs, show great signs, would deceive the Elected if possible.”

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Notice, both of them, both of them anointed. Now, how could you tell which was right, and wrong? Watch what the Word promised to Ahab. The prophet which was before him, which was Elijah, one of the greatest prophets of the age, that was a vindicated prophet. That vindicated prophet said, that, “Because Ahab had done this evil, that the dogs would lick his blood; tooking Naboth’s life. And that the dogs would eat Jezebel, and the... her body would be dung upon the fields.” Now, how can you bless what God has cursed? Or how can you curse, as Balaam said, what God has blessed? See?

But these prophets were sincere. There were no doubt but what they were good men, honorable men. For, to be a prophet in Israel, you must be honorable, or to even be an Israelite. You was stoned, if not. They were honorable men. They were smart men. They were educated men. They were the selected of Ahab, of the nation. (See that, Sister Wright?) The selected of the nation, well fitted for the par-...

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And now, when Micaiah saw his vision, he knowed in his heart what the Word had said, but he wanted to see what the Spirit was in him would say.

So they told him, they said, “You say the same thing these other prophets say. And when you do, why, you’ll be, we’ll take you into the fellowship, no doubt, again. See? We’ll make you one of us. We’ll take you back into the denomination of us. You’re... We know you’re a prophet, but you’re always saying cursing things. You’re always cursing Ahab. Now, Zedekiah, the chief man, the pope, or the...” whatever he was. “Now he has blessed Ahab, and said, ‘Go do it.’ Now you say the same thing, Imlah. Why, you’re just a poor guy. You ain’t got no congregation, hardly, at all. And these guys has got millions. The whole nation is for them. Now you say the same as they do, see what you’ll do, you’ll—you eat the rich of the land.” He’s talking to the wrong man there!

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What if it had been said, “Can you find any fault in Zedekiah, Micaiah?”

“No.”

“Did you ever catch him in sin?”

“Nope.”

“Did you ever hear him cuss anybody?”

“Nope.”

“Did you ever catch him drunk?”

“Nope.”

“Can you dispute his education?”

“Nope.”

“Do you believe his doctor’s degree is false?”

“Nope.”

“You believe his—his Ph.D. is all right?”

“Sure. By the Sanhedrin council; I guess it’s all council, I guess it’s all right.”

“Well, then, why don’t you join with him?”

“Because he’s off of the Word!”

Well, we’ll have a showdown of it, then, like Elijah the prophet before that. And if you’re a child of God, you’ll stay with the prophet of this Bible. It’s the Word.

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Notice the hour, the season.

Well, what if Zedekiah say, “Oh, I know the prophet said that, but that’s for a future generation. That’s for a long time from now”?

He said, “Wait till I see a vision from God, and then I’ll tell you.”

Said, “Then you say the same thing?”

He said, “I’ll say just what God says; nothing else, nothing more. I can’t add one word to It, or take one Word from It.”

So that night, in prayer, the Lord came to him in a vision. He went out the next morning, he said, "There's..."

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Two prophets!

The greatest man in the nation, in the military and national sight, was Zedekiah. He was the head prophet, by the king. He was the head of all the other prophets, by organization. He was made, by his organization, the head of all of them; probably the best read, the best educated, more eligible for the job. And he was anointed with the Holy Spirit, for he’s called a “prophet.” Sure, not just an ordinary prophet, he was a Hebrew prophet. Now watch him.

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Zedekiah said, “The Lord spoke to me, ‘Make Me these two horns of iron,’ a symbol.” A prophet usually gives symbols. “He said, ‘Make these horns of iron.’ The Holy Spirit said to me, ‘Take these,’ the Anointing that blessed me.” Don’t think it as a sacrificial, but to get in a point. “The Holy Spirit that speaks in tongues through me, the One that’s vindicated me, He said, ‘Take these horns, and, by this, tell the king that he’ll push Syria plumb out of the country. And I will give him back the land that rightly belongs to Israel, the church.’”

Brother, that’s pretty fundamental, just about like Balaam was up here. Balaam was just as fundamentally speaking as Moses was. Moses... The correct number of God is seven. And Balaam said, “Build me seven altars; seven clean sacrifices, oxs, and seven rams.” That’s speaking of the coming of the Son of God. Fundamentally, he was just as right as any of them.

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And here is Zedekiah, just as fundamentally right, “For this land belongs to us. Why, them Syrians and Philistines over there filling their bellies, of their children and so forth, our enemy, with the food that our children does without! When, God gave us this land!”

Brother, that’s a good argument. I guess he could scream that out before Israel, and they could shout as hard as they could. Now, I’m talking about today now. I hope you’re following me. All the screaming, hollering!

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You remember David last Sunday? See? You out there in radio la