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1 JOHN 4
1   Beloved, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because Many False prophets
are gone out into the world. 

Introduction to the Message of
William Branham
A Messenger to the last Church Age, Laodicea.

Comment: In order for there to be a False prophet, teacher, or preacher, there must first be a True Prophet

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.

Luke 17:29-30
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.


Has He Come?
Jesus Our Lord
Quotes of William Branham
Fiirst  posted by Gerald June 6, 2009

REVELATION 10:1 1 ¶ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth, 3 And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. >> If we missed this coming of Jesus, WHY ??? <<

GOD.IN.SIMPLICITY_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0317M 20-…I thought it made a--a text that we might study this before we go into the--the--the great teachings of the Seven Seals. Many miss Him by the way He reveals Himself. Now, man has their own ideas of what God ought to be and what God is going to do; and as I have made the old statement many times that man still remains man. Man is always giving God praise for what He did do, and always looking forward to what He will do, and ignoring what He's doing. See, see?
41-5 {265} So He was so simple... For four thousand years every prophet spoke of Him. David sung of Him, and all down through. And when He come, the people had their own idea built up what He must do, how He was going to do, how it was all explained, drawed out on charts, and everything till when He come in that real simple way, it just--it just ruined their theology. See? They didn't know it. See, He come according to the Word. Now, do you believe that God spoke through the prophets that that Messiah would come in a certain way?
42-1 {267} And yet He was so simple till those great scholars (>> message preachers <<) had got it so mixed up, till they missed it. But you know Jesus didn't come contrary to the Word; He come according to the Word, but contrary to their interpretation. See? He taught things that was against their ecclesiastical training about Him.
43-2 {273} Oh, my. That hit their polish too hard. See? Their educational ethics could not swallow that. Their interpretation of the Scriptures knowed nothing about that, but yet it was the THUS SAITH THE LORD. Oh, my. Shivers me to think it. And to see the same thing reoccurring again... God cannot change.
56-6 {366} And the disciples... Now, think of it, disciples (>> message believers <<) who had walked with John, talked with him, eat with him in the wilderness, set down on the bank, they said, "Why does the teachers say that Elias must first come? You say you're going up to the crucifixion and going to rise; you're the Messiah, take the throne. Now, why does the scribes... All of our Scriptures say here--the Scriptures plainly says that before the Christ shall come, that Elias will come first." See? He said, "He's already come, and you didn't know it." Now, who was that? Disciples. (>> message preachers <<)
57-1 {368} I'm going to hurt here in just a little bit now, but I don't mean it. See? For the next few minutes (See?), just a minute too; but so that you'll be sure to understand. (Can you hear me?) Look: Why... Them men who'd walked with Christ, "Why does the Scriptures first say that Elias must come," and they were John's own converts and didn't even know him. Why did the Scriptures say, the teachers? (>> message preachers <<) Can you see what I mean? "Why does the Scriptures say that Elias must first come?" Disciples (>> message believers <<) that walked with him. "Why does the Scriptures say that he must first come before these things and restore all things?" He did to about a half dozen people, and that's all there was. See? That's all that was supposed to receive it. That was what was ordained to see it.
57-2 {370} Jesus said, "He's already come, and you didn't know it. But he done just what the Scriptures said he would do. He restored them, you all, that received Me and believed on Me. He done exactly what the Scriptures said he'd do. And they did to him what the Scriptures said they would do. He's already come, and you didn't know it." Are you ready? I want to shock you a little bit. The rapture will be the same way. It'll be so simple; no doubt it'll be likewise, till the rapture will come one of these days and nobody will know nothing about it.

35-…And that's the same thing they're doing now. They got a church and they believe in Jesus Christ, and say they do, (>> message believers <<) and things, but deny the hour we're living in. Still brings the old proverb back again: Man always praising God for what He has done, looking forward for what He would do, and--or will do, and ignoring what He's doing, and being condemned by it. See? They think God's wonderful, how great He is. What He's going to do, He's going to come, and be a rapture someday and go home; and denying the very signs and wonders right here at the time that the Scripture says that He'll be doing it; miss the whole thing. "If the blind lead the blind," Jesus said, "they'll all fall in the ditch." Just pray God to open our eyes in this last days. All right.

57-4 {371} Now, don't--don't--don't get up now, but study just a minute. I'm sure enough closing. The rapture will come in such a simple way till the judgments will fall, and they'll see the Son of man; they'll say, "Wasn't we supposed to have such-and-such... And wasn't there supposed to be Elias sent to us? And wasn't there supposed to be a rapture?" Jesus will say, "It's already happened, and you didn't know it." God in simplicity... See?

E-26 Notice. On the road over they were once... When you set here I want you pay close attention... They were talking about Him when He appeared to them. Now, that's the way He comes, is when you're talking about Him. The trouble today, we talk about so many other things besides Him. We always talk about what we got to do in some business deal, or the washing's got to be done, or this kind of detergent you ought to use, when you ought to be giving Him praise and glory. There's... Where our treasures is, there our heart is also. They should have recognized Him, but they never. And so is it today. Yet the Scripture said it. See? He--He revealed to them the Scripture promises concerning Hisself for that age. Remember, He began with the beginning. He said, "Oh, fools, and slow of heart." He explained to them the Scriptures. And after the Scriptures had been preached to them, yet they didn't recognize Him. If that isn't in a modern congregation, I don't know. See?
E-27 They--the Scriptures explained to them, and still they didn't get it. They was walking around claimed to be His disciples. (>> preachers of the message <<) Still they never recognized Him after He'd done told them the Scripture for that age, where God had allotted it. He said, "Don't you know that Christ should have suffered these things, and entered into His glory, and raised again?" He --they should've knowed it. He said, "Know you not all the prophets said about Christ?" And He begin back there and explained the whole thing down to them, and laid it out to them. And still they never recognized Him. After laying the Scripture out, just as perfect as it could be, and then walking around it, supposed to be His disciples. "Oh, is that so? Is that so?" And yet He was that Scripture fulfilled standing there. And still they didn't get it. See?
E-28 Now, that's just a very good picture of the day we're living in. I don't say that bad. I say that for the truth. That's exactly right. They still didn't recognize Him, though His promises that He had made was fulfilled, and He was declaring it to them, and standing right there in the Person. And still they never recognized Him. Notice the rebuke to them for not recognizing the Scripture fulfilled, now, when they should have known. They were disciples. (>> message preachers <<)They were men who had done great sacrifice. They was men who loved Him. They were man who were trained by Him. And yet, after Him telling them these things, stand in the company, and saying this thing would happen, and here it had happened, and still them standing right with Him after His resurrection, and did not recognize Him. You say, "Could we do a thing like that?" It could be possible we could do that. That's right. It could certainly be possible. After He'd promised in His Word the thing that He was going to do, and we see it come to pass just as He said, and still we walk over it. That's what they had done. And He had come right around, and told them He was going to be crucified, raise up the third day, begin then to tell them all about it.
E-29 And they was sad, said, "You know, some of the fellows went down to the grave, and some of the women. They said He would raise up from the dead. All this rumors got stirred around." Said, "Are You just a Stranger around here, You don't know these things?" He said, "What things?" just like He didn't know nothing about it. See, He said that just to throw them off. And He did that purposely, just to try. And don't you know He doesn't change His nature? He does the same thing, just to--to try you, see what you will do. He'll work around some way it'll be throwed before you, just to see what you--what you say about it, your attitude, the way you take, what you think about it. He does that purposely. Does it yet, because that's His unchanging nature. >> remember that, Jesus says things a certain way, just to throw them off, the unbeliever. He prophet told us he did that <<
E-30 … You say, "Well, how would I know what was right and wrong?" It's the promised Scripture for that hour. It's the Scripture that's promised. If they would've got out of their traditions, and got away from that tradition that they were in, and read the Scriptures like He told them to do. "Search the Scriptures; for in Them you think you have Eternal Life: and They are that that testifies of Me. They tell you Who I am." And they said, "Well, now, rabbi told us this and that. We--we believe what the church says. (>> big name preachers <<) " See? It ain't what the church says; it's what God says, what God says, not what the denomination says, or that. You believe God. Now, and that's where they failed, because they were so traditioned that they failed to recognize Him.
E-31 Now, we find then He said--He rebuked them. Watch. "Fools and slow of heart to understand all the Scriptural signs and things that took place of this age. Fools, slow of heart to understand all that the prophets have said that should take place in this day, all these signs that you see. The Bible said these signs were to take place in this day, and you see them taking place. And then are you foolish enough not to believe it?" And Him talking that straight to them, and yet they didn't recognize it. Talk about blind... Could we do that? Might be we could, if we don't search the Scriptures to find what hour we're living in (See?) what hour, what's... It's maybe later than what we think it is. Yet they claimed to be His disciples. They claimed to believe, (>> message believres <<) that they had believed every Word that He had--He had said, they believed all the Bible (>> believed all the message <<). And here was the--here was the Messiah, the God of the Bible, standing there in identification, identifying the very written Word. And they were supposed to be believers of that Word. And Him referring back and telling them that, "You remember what was said about this, and what was said about this? And how Jesus must do this, or, how the--the Christ must do this? And how He..." All these things and yet they didn't understand it. They didn't know. >> They still don’t know, though Christ has perfectly identified Himself in His second coming, they say, “well, I think it is this way, or that way… all the time failing to believe the scripture <<
E-32 What was it? They knowed the Word as far as the letter was, but they didn't understand the Word when It was literally interpreted. That's what it is today. Every man's got his own interpretation, when God condemns the whole thing. God does His Own interpretating. If God said He'll do a thing, He does it. That's the interpretation thereof. God interprets His Own Word. There He was standing there, His Own Interpreter. Hallelujah. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does His Own interpretation. He doesn't need any seminary or any ministers, me, you, or no one else to interpret Him. He promised it, and then He turns around and does it. That settles it. That interprets Itself.

58 Now, we see... And let us go back in the Scriptures and take some other unusual events, just for a few more minutes, when God fulfilled His prophecy. When God says anything, He's going to do it. All heavens and earth will pass away, but that Word can never pass away. So It usually causes a scene, an unusual scene. Notice how ridiculous that the Word of God to a--a people who's supposed to believe It, (>> message people <<) and yet It's so unusual they cry out, "Well, what's this? Where'd you get that stuff? Who is this? What is this?" When they ought to have been screaming, "Hosanna to the King that cometh in the Name of the Lord." (But there's just a little group doing that, just a little group. (>> only the Elected Bride of Christ <<) Of four thousand years of prophecy, for the greatest thing that could ever happen to the nation, for all the hope of the dead rested upon It, all the future laid in It, and the religious people that claimed they believe It was screaming out, "Who is It? And what's this attraction?" Something unusual! About the same, it just don't change, now unusual.

208 Time hasn't changed. People are designed the same as they was then. Hebrews 13:8 said, "He's same yesterday, today and forever." Now I'm going to close by saying this: The question isn't to them anymore. They asked, "Who it is?" But in 1964, the question is: "Who do you say It is?" What's this all about? Have you stopped to search the Scriptures? Who do you think This is? Is it mental telepathy? Is it some wild something out of the wilderness yonder somewhere, like they said, "John was a man, wild, drowning people in water out there." When, Isaiah said he'd be there, the forerunner. Malachi said he would be there just exactly. Them prophets said, "This prophet will rise right up there to forerun it." And here he was.
209 They said, "That's a wild man. Stay away from him. See? Don't have nothing to do with him." And here comes the Messiah, just exactly what the Scripture said, "That He would ride in the city upon the foal of an ass. Meek and lowly, upon the foal of an ass, coming into the city, that the Scriptures might be fulfilled." And here stands the people at a religious feast again, like Balaam, at a religious feast, saying, "Who is this?"
210 And today, the Scriptures promised for this hour, friends, It's fulfilled right in our midst, hour after hour. Who do you think It is? Let us study about It when we bow our heads.

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