There Is A Man Here That Can Turn On The Light (63-1229M)
Let us bow our heads now. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee this
morning for Thy goodness and mercy, for giving us the privilege of
assembling here together again, a day this side of the great eternity
to worship the lovely One, the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank You because
that He come to the earth to–to redeem us from a–a life of sin and to
give us this great heritage that we have through His righteousness. And
as we, this morning, are here as His ambassadors to–to break this
Bread of Life to this waiting congregation, may the Holy Spirit inspire
every word and place it into the hearts of the people just as we have
need. We ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen. (Be seated.)
Certainly deem this a great privilege again this morning to be standing
here with you. Sorry that we don't have no more room than what we do to
take care of the people; our tabernacle isn't quite large enough. And
we are very grateful to be here through this holidays from–from down
at our home in–at Tucson. And the weather was kinda rough, but we was
happy to be here and to have the meeting.
Now, I want to announce that tonight there will be a healing service
tonight or prayer for the sick. And I–I told Billy just now… He
said, "Well, what will you do?"
I said, "Well, maybe you'd better give out some cards tonight about
6:30, so that the people won't… And see, it's so jammed in here, we
can know just how to bring them one by one so you can be called by the
number of your card, and so there won't be any congestion. We can just
call them one by one and let them go through the line as we pray for
So you… If you're sick or have loved ones that are sick and want to
bring them in, come about 6:30, something like that, 7:00 o'clock, and
get a prayer card; He'll be at the door however he gives them out–as
you come in.
And then, this will probably be about the last time I get to be back
for some time, 'cause I got a very heavy schedule now. I'm down, still
in the United States until this spring late. So we–we'll maybe get
back again a little later on this summer. If the Lord willing, I'd like
to, if we get the–the place over here if it's air-conditioned… I was
going to ask Billy; I would like to speak on those Seven Trumpets, have
a meeting here for the Seven Trumpets if the–if the Lord willing. For
that's the–the Seven Church Ages, and Seven Seals, and now the Seven
Trumpets. And could get some time like in June where peoples has their
vacation, give them time so they could–they'd get in.
And I'm glad to see Brother Shepherd here this morning, I–from the
hospital. I was out to see him the other day. And Sister Shepherd, I
didn't get call you yesterday. That dream that you sent me was very,
very fine. You seen, as it was, Christ in a–on a–in a–in the skies
upon this white horse, but yet being bound. You see? But yet, before it
faded away, all your family got to see it. That–the dream
interpretation is that your family has seen His move of this last day
before it passed away whatever… 'Cause it–it was a very spiritual,
and a very good blessing to you–you family. That family come up out of
some great tribulation to come to where they are today.
And now, we have something a little on the sad side this morning. Since
I met here, one of our precious friends and–and comers to this
tabernacle, the Coats family, which we all love them. They come down
from the east and–or from Chicago around. And Sister Billy Habib,
and–and there's Sister Armstrong and all the girls. They–I think they
were formerly Nazarene and has come to the Lord, and they're very
precious friends of ours. And Brother and Sister Coats, their father
and mother, was on the road home the other day from over in the west,
and someone slid on the road and–and killed Sister Coats instantly.
And–and while they called me over in–in Tucson, and I heard about it,
I was setting right there then with a box of candy that she had just
made for me setting on the–on the table. And you know how that made me
feel. But I–I think that–thank the Lord this morning she didn't have
to suffer. She was getting aged, and she didn't have to suffer. And she
went home to be with God.
I was just thinking and talking to her two girls just now, in the room
in there. Brother Coats is here this morning; he got some broken ribs.
And I called him in the hospital and where he was hospitalized over in
Missouri, and his ribs broke and things, but he certainly had a real
courage, a real Christian, knowing that his little queen is not dead;
she's alive forevermore with Christ. See? And there'll be a uniting
Job said one time, "Oh, that Thou would hide me in the grave and keep me in the secret place until Thy wrath be passed."
Did you ever notice God in nature does the same thing? Like the sap
that's in the trees up here, holding on the leaves, and 'fore
wintertime comes, the wrath that's poured out upon the earth… See, at
one time the earth didn't have winter. And in the millennium there'll
never be any more winters. You see? So it's the wrath upon the earth.
Then when that happened… See, before the wrath comes, God in His
mercy sends that sap right down into the–underneath the ground into
the roots of that tree and keeps it there until the wrath of the winter
be passed, then raises it back up again in the springtime. "Oh, that
Thou would hide me in the grave and keep me in the secret place until
Thy wrath be passed." That's what He's done for our sister; that's what
He does for all Christians.
Brother Coats, God bless you. I'm so happy to know that–that the Seal
of God holds in a hour of trouble. I know what he going through with,
'cause I went through with something similar years ago. But I'm… One
by one we have to cross over this great river, and I–and it'll be my
time one of these days and your time one of these days. But as David
said, "I'll fear no evil, for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff
they comfort me."
Now, in commemoration of Sister Coats, our precious sister who's gone
on to God, I… As a little commemoration to her this morning, I want
the congregation to stand just for a moment. Let us bow our heads and
think of one who once a few days ago walked in–in this tabernacle, in
and out among us, shook our hand, a lovely Christian, is now in that
place that the Lord let me see not long ago, a young woman again
waiting for her oncoming family.
Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the memories of Sister Coats.
What a precious, dear sister. And now, time comes that when we live out
our span in life that's been 'lotted to us; we must cross the river. We
thank Thee because that she didn't not have to suffer. There must not
been anything against her here that she had to suffer for; she just
went straight into the arms of God just in a moment.
Her husband, her children are here this morning, Lord, right back to
their post of duty. How we thank Thee for that gallant faith, the faith
of our fathers living still, instead of dungeon, flame, and sword. We
thank Thee for all these things.
Rest her precious soul, Lord. She was our sister. Grief, tear drops
fall in our heart for her absence, but joy springs up from the tear
drops and let us know with assurance of Thy Word that she lives on in
an immortal life that can never die. And there'll never be an accident
where she's at now, only waiting for those who come afterwards to join
Bless Brother Coats and bless them girls in her family, Lord, and those
loved ones, and all who love her. And someday, Father, we trust to meet
her up there in that great beyond where there's no sickness, sorrow, or
death. Until that time, keep us all healthy and well, serving You and
looking forward for that day. In Jesus Christ's Name we ask it. Amen.
May the great Holy Spirit that deals with us here at the Tabernacle in
revealing His Word, may He rest her gallant soul in peace till we meet
18 Now, it is warm in here this morning, because it's a bodies, you know, so much being–the heat of the human body.
we would like to make announcement now. Sometimes our services here,
being long of a–of a morning, the reason it is, it's really not right
to hold a service that long, because–hour, an hour and a half,
sometimes two hours. But what I'm doing, I'm taping back here. See? And
this tape goes all over the world. And that's what I–we gather in so
long of a morning, is–is because that I come here to make these tapes.
That's to… Now, they're… See, you can see in the room there
the–the tapes that's being–being made. Now… And they go out
everywhere across the world.
Now, soon, the Lord willing, this coming, just as soon as I leave
here… I'll be leaving, the Lord willing, tomorrow morning sometime
back to Arizona, because I've got a meeting coming up. And then it's
just all the way across the south. And you southern people from down in
Georgia, and Mississippi, and Texas, and Alabama, we're coming right
down in there, all the way into Florida right away.
I'm going from here to Phoenix, then to California, and right back to
Dallas, and–and perhaps drop down into San Antonio, I think it is, and
back over into Alabama, and Florida, and through there. So we'll be
seeing you people down in there, the Lord willing, right away.
And then, you keep praying for us, and we'll let you know when… If
we–the Lord puts upon our heart now to hold a–a few days here this
I had a group of meetings scheduled… And many of you in New York know
when the vision come that said that those meetings in the Scandinavian
country… You remember them scheduled in there? And then, while I was
in New York the vision came that every one of those meetings would
cancel for some reason. And I remember I told some of you here when we
was in New York. That's just exactly what happened, 'cause they all
wanted the same day and couldn't get that building. So then, that might
leave a little spot there in June; it might be the will of the Lord, I
was thinking, maybe, to come back for those Trumpets right here before
it's too late. See? So we know that everything works just right. So
that was on my heart, so it might be what He wants us to do.
Now, I see you're changing seats with each other and–and out in the
halls and so forth. We wish we just had place to set down. And now,
when we have those Trumpets, that's–we want to get the high school
gymnasium; I think it seats fifty-five hundred; and then we'd have a
chance to–everybody to have a seat and set down and listen quietly
while we're–while we're preaching, or… The–the Trumpets, they're
very, very fine. I… In looking at it the other day…
See, on the Sixth Seal, all Seven Trumpets sound right there on that
Sixth Seal (See?), just before the Seventh Seal opens the coming of
And tonight I have a very important message that I want to speak just
before the–the–the healing service. And if you're here and are going
to stay over, why, we'll try, if it'd possible to start just a little
bit early, 'cause there'll be a prayer line. I won't preach too long,
but there's something that I wanted to say to the church for some time
and kinda post you on the–the–the–the–how things are running at
this time and just where we're standing, and–the best of my knowledge
through the Scripture.
Now, I want you to turn this morning with me, if you want to mark down
or keep record of where we are reading from, the Book of Isaiah, and I
wish to read from Isaiah, the 42nd chapter of Isaiah.
We're very happy this morning also to have Brother Dauch setting with
us here. While you're turning… You know, they thought he wasn't going
to live here in Shreveport the other day, and he's certainly got faith.
Yes, sir. He climbs right out of it; the Lord blesses him. I don't…
See, Brother Dauch's ninety-one years old and had a complete heart
failure and heart attack on top of it. And the very doctor that said
that he didn't see there's any way for him to live, Brother Dauch is
living, and the doctor's dead. See, just… See? Brother Dauch sets
And then a–a man ninety-one years old with heart failure and heart
attack… And there when I was going up there, I saw him come walking
down a street; I saw him in the church. And I went and told him under a
oxygen tent, "In the Name of the Lord, I'll shake your hand in the…
I'll see you in the church again and shake your hand on the street."
The very next service, here he was setting right back here in the
church. And I went over to Louisville (where we eat at the Blue Boar
over there) to eat, and just as I got out my car, started up the
street, here come Brother Dauch walking down the street. There it was
just perfectly. And how the Lord has blessed him.
30 Now, we're going to talk on healing tonight and things. They got some real outstanding things to tell you for tonight.
now, so that I can get the tapes now, and they can get ready to turn
them on. I want to start reading from Isaiah the 42nd chapter and the
1st to the 7th verse, and Matthew the 4th chapter, beginning, I
believe, 15 and the 16th verse.
Now, in–in the 42nd chapter of–of Isaiah we're going to read.
in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall
bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, or lift up, or
cause his voice to be heard in the street.
heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and
that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon
it, and the spirit to them that walk therein:
and I will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a
covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Now, in the Matthew's Gospel the 4th chapter I wish to read the
fulfillment of that prophecy given by Isaiah. In the 4th chapter of
Matthew I–I will begin to read. If possible let's begin at the 12th
verse instead of the 15th.
May the Lord add His blessings to the reading of His Word.
And now, a odd little text that… I heard someone speaking said this,
but I want to take this for a text: "There Is a Man Here That Can Turn
On the Light."
And now, we're going to speak on the subject of light. This follows the
three subjects that we've just been speaking on, one of them at Tucson,
or at Phoenix, on why Jesus came by the way of Bethlehem. That… He
must be, because He is Bethlehem. Bethlehem, B-e-t-h is "house"; e-l,
"God"; e-h-a-m is "bread, bread: House of God's Bread." And each
Christian that's born in Christ is born in Bethlehem, God's house of
And then in there I–typing of David which was a fugitive at the time
of his excommunicating from his people, he was turned out, and
Bethlehem was besieged, and the Philistines was garrisoned around
Bethlehem. And David, a fugitive, a type of the church today of
Christ… See, Christ is a fugitive to His own church today. They
have… A fugitive is something that's refused. And David had been
refused, yet he was anointed to be king, but–the prophet had anointed
And during this time, being a–a fugitive from his people, he had
picked up many gallant Gentiles. One of them killed eight hundred men
one day with a spear–or sword. And another one jumped into a pit and
killed a lion on a snowy day. And–and they was gathering lentil (which
is beans or peas or something) and–and the–all of them run away, and
he stood and killed men till his arm got tired. They also killed those
giant brothers of Goliath. Gallant men, holding to David, because they
knowed he was coming in power. They knowed no matter what anyone said,
God had the anointing on David, and they knowed it. They were Gentiles.
No matter how much they turned him out, they yet knowed that he was
coming to power. And one day there…
What a type it is today of–of Christ, a Fugitive? You say, "Christ a
Fugitive?" According to the Bible that we–God has gallantly taken us
through those Seven church ages–this Laodicean church, Christ was a
Fugitive outside of His church, rejected, trying to get back in again.
See? He's a Fugitive to His own church. And the reason He is a
Fugitive, is because He is the Word, and they won't let the Word in;
they've accepted creeds instead.
And we find out then, that in this great struggle those gallant men around–around David, Gentile…
If you notice how Bethlehem was formed? Don't want to get on that
subject. But how Bethlehem… Actually, Rahab the harlot, her son was
the one who founded Bethlehem. It was a wheat center, and a lot of fine
water there. And he founded the little city. And it was the smallest of
all the cities, 'cause the prophet said, "Out… Bethlehem of Judaea,
aren't thou the least amongst all the princes of the cities of
Jerusalem–or of Judaea, but out of thee shall come the Governor
that'll rule My people." Out of the little one.
David, when he was selected up there, the great fine brothers, when the
prophet Samuel went up to anoint, all of them was standing there, great
gallant men, looked like would be–look–fine looking kings, but the
very rejected one was the one, David, that had the oil poured out upon
him. The rejected city was the one that Christ… It's the rejected
that Christ picks up (See?), the ones that's rejected.
Then we find after he come Obed, and after he come Boaz, and there come
another Gentile in, which she come in by Ruth. And out of there come
Jessie; and out of Jessie come David. And a little hillside stable out
there brought forth the King of kings, Jesus Christ, the Son of David,
his spiritual Son.
Now, then he was… David himself being born in the city, He had to
come to this little spot. And it was called "Bethlehem" which means
"the–the house of God's Bread." And He is the House of God's Bread.
And David, laying there on the hill that day, and he looked down and
seen the Philistines garrisoned around like that, must've got hot and
thirsty. He said, "Oh, if I could just have a drink from that well once
more." Why, the least of his thoughts was a command to his–them who
So is it today, the least of Jesus' thoughts–or how about His
Word–should be a command to we Gentiles who love Him. For we know He's
coming into power no matter how much He's rejected. Heavens and earth
will pass away, but this will still reign just the same when all
heavens and earth is gone. And we know He's coming into power, 'cause
nothing will keep it from happening. This is Christ, the revelation of
Him, and this is going to happen just the way the Word says it is,
'cause He is the Word. And the least of His commands are… No matter
how little it is… If it's to be rebaptized or whatever it is, we'll
do it anyhow. It's His command.
And the least of David's thought was a command to those Gentiles, for
they–a type of the Gentile church today, gallant men. See? Those men
who stood by David were Gentiles, but gallant men. They were fearless.
They didn't know what fear was.
One man took a sword and killed eight hundred men, them all around him.
What a man that was. One of the them, a… One of the men… There was
an Egyptian warrior run up with a long spear; he only had a stick in
his hand. He took the stick and knocked the spear out of his hand, took
the spear and killed him himself. See?
One of those giants had fourteen inch fingers like that. Now, fourteen
inches… Your finger is just as long as your hand closed. Open that
up; that would be a twenty-eight inch hand. And with a spear… And he
jumped right in there and killed him. See? Why? He was a gallant man, a
Gentile looking upon a anointed one that he knowed was coming into the
Did you notice, them being so gallant to David, when David finally come
in power, he made them ruler over cities. Didn't Jesus promise the same
thing? The same thing, make them ruler.
Then in there, when David's desire was to have a fresh drink… He
probably had some old, warm stagnated water up there he was drinking.
But he happened to think of that fresh water down there at Bethlehem,
"the house of God's bread." And he said, "If I only had a drink from
that well…" And those men pulled their sword and fought fifteen miles
of Philistines, not because he asked them to, but because they knowed
he wanted it. And they cut them Philistines an the way to the well.
While two of them fought, the other one got a–his bucket of water and
fought their way back, all the way back, and handed it to David. Talk
David, that godly man, said, "God forbid that I would drink it from
these friends that put their life in jeopardy." And he made a drink
offering, poured it out upon the ground to the Lord: "Give it to the
Lord. He's the One worthy of that, not me." They put…
It's a very type of Christ Himself with His own Eternal Life within
Him, but smitten Rock, poured His Life upon the ground as a sin
offering for us that this Word could live.
Oh, Gentiles, as I have said, who'll pull that sword with me? He wants
a fresh drink this morning, not this old stagnated church creeds and
things we're fooling around with; He wants genuine faith in His Word
who'll believe every Word of It. Let's go to the well and bring back a
drink, a refreshment, a worship that's built upon, not creeds and
denomination, but a genuine Spirit worship with Christ among us living
His Life the way He wants to among us. That's–that's not with creeds
and different things; let's just–just have Him that way.
Now, the next was how God dealt with the people through a dream in the
days of–of Joseph. Did you notice, a dream is secondarily; it's a
secondarily way of God working. Some people can have dreams, don't mean
nothing. You can eat too much and have nightmares. And dream is
secondarily way. See? Well, why would God protect His own Son through a
secondarily way? He appeared to Joseph. The welfare of His own Child He
sent in a secondarily way. Did you ever think of it? 'Cause there was
no prophet in the land. He had to work through dreams. And it wasn't a
dream that had to be interpreted. The Angel of the Lord said, "Joseph,
fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived
in her is of the Holy Ghost."
It was a unusual thing for that to happen. Joseph being a just man…
He–He was unusual; God is unusual. And the unusual's hard to
understand. That's why it's hard to understand Truth today; it's so
unusual. A woman to have a baby without knowing a man, that was very
unusual. But if you're honest and sincere, God can appear to you yet in
a dream. It goes to show that anything that you have, whether it's your
mind, whether you can whistle, sing, testify, or whatever you can do,
if in your whole being is committed to God, God can use it if you'll
just let Him do it.
Then the following night up here Brother Neville preached on the
subject of escaping, how the–the man escapes. And I thought it was
kinda remarkable, and this morning the Holy Spirit seems to have me to
deal upon the subject of the Light, the very next. Go right on in the
beginning how Christ's Life started at the manger. We're walking right
back through it again in our text. And he didn't know it; I didn't know
it; and here it is right at the same thing. See? Right on, the next
thing is where He enters His ministry. And tonight we got something
that'll blend right with that, to go right on tonight, the Lord
Now, great Light, the Gentiles who set in the regions of the shadows of
death, great Light sprang up among them. And Zabulon, the Nephthalim in
the–by the way of Galilee of the Gentiles, great Light–they saw a
Now, light, the first time light, we find it in the Bible, is found in
Genesis 1:3. It was God's spoken word made the light. God said, "Let
there be light," (Genesis 1:3), and there was light.
Now, remember, then light comes by the spoken Word of God. And light is
the vindication, or the subject that He has spoke is light. When the
light flies, shows that… God said, "Let there be light." There was no
light, and He said, "Let there be light." and there was light. That's a
proof; the light is a vindication of His spoken Word: same thing today,
a vindication of His spoken Word.
Now, when you see His Word being vindicated, or other words, made
known, proved, that is a–the Light of His spoken Word. And without
light nothing can live, without light. There is no life upon the earth
today that–but what has to come by the–the light of the sun, in–in
botany life and so forth. And there's no Eternal Life outside of the
Son of God. See? He is the Light.
Now, we find out, I believe, as we study now… And this light… The earth was without form.
Now, some people argue today in their schools and so forth about the
world being so many million years old, and try to condemn the Bible,
and say It's wrong; they just don't never read the Bible; that's all.
Because the Bible don't tell us how old the world is; the Bible said,
"In the beginning God created heavens and earth (period!)." When, how,
that's–we don't know it. Now, that's the first, and that's a "period";
that's the end of that sentence.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." It might've
been a hundred million or billion, or whatever it was. And how He done
it, that's up to Him to know (See?) not to me. But the world was… The
earth was without form and void, and water was upon the–the earth; and
God said–moved upon the water and said, "Let there be light."
Now, I believe that the sun and so forth was already in existence. I
believe the moon, as it goes on, Genesis 3, to explain it… But I
believe what was here… That the world, we was going to use it; and
therefore… And it moved in; there was fog and mist all over the
earth, making it dark. And God said, "Let there be light," and the
darkness faded away, and there was a cloudless sky.
And I believe that's God's way of doing things; He… In the Bible the
next verse says–the 4th verse says, "And He separated the light from
the darkness; and the light He called day, and the darkness He called
night." And God's Word always separates light from darkness. See? It's
the Word that does the separating (See?), light from darkness.
God ever does the same thing. When He gets ready to use anything, like
He got ready to use this old star or whatever it was, this world, He
had to separate the light from the darkness. When He gets ready to–to
use a–a group of people, He has to separate the light from the
darkness. When He gets ready to use an individual, He separates the
light from the darkness. See?
Light comes by God, and the… Remember, the light come by His spoken
Word. The Word of God said, "Let there be light," when there was no
light. And He sent the light to separate the darkness from the light.
This word of command cleared the sky so the sun could shine in. And His
Word today is what clears back all of the atmospheres of unbelief.
69 I was talking… I had–I had, I think, eleven interviews just 'fore I got to the pulpit this morning in there. So bad…
other day a little friend of mine, Jim Pool, his little boy, they had
thought he had a heart attack, rushed him to the hospital. It was an
asthmatic condition that throwed the little fellow… He couldn't…
His little heart jumping, and breathing, and–and he's screaming and
couldn't get his breath, and little fellow looked like he was dying.
When he got him here… And I was fixing to go to the hospital; they
brought him here. And took hold of his little hand, I said, "What's
done it, measles has struck the kid. And the measles, the fever has
struck the little fellow. You watch him; in a couple days I want to see
him again. He'll be full of measles." And here he is full of measles.
You see. See?
Now, what… God separates darkness from light–or light from darkness,
and He separates death from Life; and He does it by His Word. His Word
is what always brings this forth.
Now, light was… Now, the seed was already upon the earth. I believe
God had planted the seed, and just as long as the sun could get to that
seed, it begin to grow. And that's the reason it only taken days to
bring forth these things, because the seed was already in the earth.
All it needed was light.
And that's the way God has today. His Seed is already here, His Word.
The only thing It needs is Light on It; and He is that Light, for He is
the Word. The Word and the Light is the same thing. The Life in there
is the Light of the Word (See?) is the Life. The germ of life lays
within the grain, and the grain is–the life is what breaks forth and
brings forth the life out of the grain. That's the way that Christ in
the Word makes the Word do what It's supposed to do. Just like the life
in the grain of wheat or whatever it is; it makes the wheat do what
it's supposed to do, because it is the life that's in it.
All life… So life is only by the Word of God made manifest. Life
comes only by the Word of God made manifest. As long as it is just in
the Book like this, it still can be questioned; but when it's made
manifest, then you see the product of what It spoke of being
manifested; then that is Light on the–on the Word. See? That's what
brings… The Word said so, and then when it comes to pass, that is
Life in Light, Light bringing Life.
Light brings life. Plant the wheat out here, it'll… You put it in a
basement, cover it all over, and it'll–it'll never bring forth
anything, because it can't; there's no light there. But as soon as
light strikes it, then it'll bring forth life if it's a germitized
seed. That's the same thing it is in the Word. See, the Word is God,
and when the life strikes It, it brings It–Light strikes It, it brings
the Word to life again. Every age has always been that.
Oh, how we appreciate these great things, how that the Word being
vindicated is the Light of the spoken Word. See? God said, "Let there
be light." Now, what if He just said it, and no light come? Then we
don't know whether it's true or not. We don't know whether He's all
right; we don't know whether He's God or not, because He just said,
"Let there be," and there wasn't. See? So then when God speaks and we
see it is, then that's the Light that shines forth, the Truth of the
Word. See? There is Light and Life.
All natural life comes by His spoken Word, and the sun is His spoken
Word. He said He created a great light in the heavens for the day and a
lesser light for the night. See? And all natural life has to come by
God's spoken Word. A flower cannot grow without the light of God's
spoken Word shine upon it, for the sun is–the s-u-n–is the spoken
Word of God when He said, "Let there be light." See? It's God's spoken
life, and no matter how much people try to–to say this, that, or the
other, it still remains the same: you have to have that sun. So life,
natural, can only come by the spoken Word of God.
And spiritual Life, Eternal Life, can only come by God's spoken Word of
Life. Life was the S-o-n this time. In Him is Light, and in Him is no
darkness; and He is God's spoken Light (Is that right?), God's spoken
Word; for In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. And It's forever God. See? And it takes the Light of
God to strike the Word to make It live. Here's what He spoke, now let
the Light shine (Amen.); let the Light shine. And the Light will bring
every Word to Its right position in its season. Amen.
No. You see, when it comes time, sometimes that little grain lays in
the earth dormant all through the–the winter, like seed of winter
wheat, sowed in the ground. But when that sun gets just right, oh, it's
got to live. See? And it can't live without the sun. And God's made
promises for every age and every day, and when the Light gets right and
shines upon that, it'll produce just exactly what the Word said;
because He is the Light and the Life.
God's Word comes only by the Bible. God's Bible is the–the printed
form of the Son of God, because the Bible said that it is the
revelation of Jesus Christ. It's God revealing Himself through Christ,
and Christ is the Word. And it takes the Light of God to shine upon
that Word to vindicate It, to prove that God still speaks Life–Eternal
Life, He speaks… The natural light brings the life. Life only comes
by the Light, the Word made manifest–or made flesh… When all the
promises become–in the Bible–become manifest is when Jesus Christ,
the Word, was made flesh among us. God always works through men. Man is
Now, if it gets a little warm in here for you, you can pull the windows
down or whatever you wish to, cut the furnace down, maybe the–the
janitor would cut the furnace down a little. I see many are warm, and
it's warm standing here too. So–so remember that… I'm glad it's warm
instead of cold, 'cause I–I like warm, I… Warm always bring
light–life. Takes fire…
Notice. Now, made flesh… When the Word becomes flesh, It becomes
manifested. Like take the Word and put It in the right position, the
right kind of ground, It'll bring forth. The–the seed will bring forth
its kind. And the Word brought into the right kind of a heart, it'll
manifest Itself. It'll bring forth the light. It'll break forth upon
it. All right.
Nothing natural–nothing natural or spiritual can live without God's
Light. Life can only come then by Light. Nothing natural or nothing
spiritual can live without God's Light. Think of that. All right. But
when He sends us the Light (See?) and does all these things, and then
we reject it… Now, that's the pitiful part is when Light is rejected
when it's sent to us.
Now, could you imagine some man today saying, "I just refuse to say
there's such a thing as a sun. I don't believe there is a sun." And he
runs down into the basement, and–and shuts all the doors, and sets
back in the darkness, and said, "There is no such a thing as sun; there
is no such a thing as light." You'd know right away there was something
mentally wrong with that person. See? There's something wrong when he
runs back into a dark basement and refuses to accept the benefit of
God-given light. There's something wrong with him. He don't want its
warm rays. He doesn't want its health-giving substance. He doesn't want
its light to walk in; He'd rather set in darkness. It shows mentally
something wrong, natural, with the man.
And I say this with all love and respect: so is there something
spiritually wrong with a man that'll run back into his denominations of
creed and refuse to see Bible Light when it's shining right before him.
There's something wrong with him. He goes back into his creeds and
forms and shuts the door, and says, "There is no such a thing as that.
The days of miracles is past. There's no such a thing as Divine
healing. There's none of these things. That was for an apostle." The
man is spiritually crazy. See? There's something wrong with him.
He–he–he pulled down the curtains and–and rejected the Holy Spirit
that can come upon him. If He can… "If ye abide in Me and My Word's
in you, then (the Light shining upon this Word) ask what you will."
There's something wrong that he would reject the God-given sources that
God has give to us to live by: His Word. "The just shall live by faith.
And man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word, not part of
the Word, every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." And when a
man would just refuse that, there's something wrong with that person,
something wrong with his experience that he claims to love God and then
refuses God. There's something gone wrong with the person. We know that
without a shadow of doubt. He rejects it, runs into that place, and
says, "Now, I just–I don't want to know nothing about it; don't tell
me nothing about these things. I–I don't believe nothing about it.
You… Don't matter what you say…"
A fellow said not long ago (I was telling you about) he said, "I don't
care if you'd bring fifty cancers and bring fifty doctors to testify of
them, I don't believe. I don't care if you'd raise up the dead right
before me; I wouldn't believe it." See, there's something wrong with
that person. See? There–there–there's… And yet the man was a
minister (See, see?), supposed to be a minister. But just because that
organization doesn't believe in–in the powers of God, don't believe
that the Word meant just what It said, the man runs into this basement,
old musty, dirty, filthy basement of a organization and refuses the
warmth and Life-giving rays of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, which is
the same yesterday, today, and forever. Then there's something wrong
with that person. See? He would rather live in that must, darkness, and
so forth, than to live in the Light of the God and of the Bible that
said that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. "The
works that I do shall you do also; even greater than this shall you do,
for I go to My Father." There's something wrong with that person.
Without a question at all, there's something wrong.
And to you men that's listening to this across the world, wherever you
may be, there's something wrong with your experience when you say that
you love God and refuse His Word. There's something… You refuse the
very… No wonder the things can't–the church is in its condition and
things cannot be done as God promised, is because you won't even
receive the Word or walk in the Light. The Bible said, "Let us walk in
the Light as He is in the Light, then the Blood of Jesus Christ God's
Son cleanses us from all sin." Sin is unbelief.
Then if we are walking in the God-given Light of the hour, then God
takes that Word that's given for the hour and vindicates It just like
He did in Genesis 1:3. He said, "Let there be light," and light come
forth. His Word went forth, and light followed it and it cleared away
the mist. And the darkness went to one corner, and the light shined on
the other side.
That's the way God does today. He sends His Word for this hour, and the
Holy Spirit comes and makes that Word live. And the darkness goes onto
their creeds and denominations, but Light shines; because it's the Word
of God being vindicated that His Word is true. Now, there's nothing
fictitious about that, that's just exactly Scriptural. All right.
Now, we find that the–the wise men, the wise men of old followed the
God-given substance; they followed the Word of God to the Light,
because it was the Word that brought Life.
Now, you say, "How did they follow?" Well, they were kinda magis; we
understand. And then we find out that Balaam the prophet (back in
Numbers 24:17), Balaam was kinda of a magi himself. He was a prophet,
truly; and he prophesied here and said a star would rise out of Jacob.
And when these wise men saw that the Word of God said a star would rise
out of Jacob, they followed that little God-given token to the source
of eternal Light. So will wise men today who is not blinded by creeds,
will follow the God-given spoken Word till they see the fullness of the
power of God blooming forth in this hour. See? They–they see it, and
they know that's it's here in the Scripture. God promised it for this
No matter how many observatories, how many other things told the wise
men, "Why, you are out of your mind."… Two years they was in travel.
They passed by many nations, and they said, "Where you going?"
"Oh, we have seen His star in the east and we come to worship Him." And
when they lined up in Jerusalem, the denominational headquarters, they
didn't have the answer. They went up and down the streets crying,
"Where is He born King of the Jews?" They knowed nothing about it. So
they called on the Word to find out. They had followed, knowed that
star was leading them to the eternal Light. "Guide us to Thy perfect
Light." And the Word is what guides you to the Light, and the Light's
what makes the Word vindicated. Amen.
Notice, they were wise men, and wise men today, not wise… The wisdom
of this world is foolishness to God. All your scientists, and you
people who are depending on some great scholarship or something another
telling you how to split a atom, it can't give you Life. There's
nothing can give you Life but the spoken Word of God. It's the only way
that Life can come is through His spoken Word.
That's all right to know how to split a atom; I wished they'd never
found it out. But if they… They have to do it, because this world is
hanging today… It had to happen to burst these big holes in the earth
to let that lava come forth and rejuvenate this world again to make a
new earth, where righteous will walk out upon the dust of the wicked,
where sin will be forgotten. Everything has a way of renewing itself.
And man who was given to live on this earth, by his own wisdom, taking
the tree of knowledge instead of the Tree of Life, he'll destroy the
earth that God give him to live on. But those who are still on the Tree
of Life shall come to a new heavens and a new earth where there is no
sickness or death. Light, Light, Lord, send us Light.
It was the Angels of God that showed light upon the hill to guide the
shepherds to the eternal Light. See, it only comes by Light. Life can
only come by Light. The shepherds wanting to know… You know, when a
king is born, they have singing, great carrying on when the king is
born. Now, He was so secretly born and borned in a stable, in a–a
manger where the cattle and horses was eating, but yet He was a King.
And the–the Angels came down and sang the hymns to the shepherds in
the light. The Angels themselves were lights that showed with the Word
of God. They had the Word of God and told them, "Today in the city of
David, over there in Bethlehem is born Christ the Saviour." The Angels
had the Word, and the Word came by Light to guide. And they followed
the Word of the Angels to the eternal Light. They found the Baby there
wrapped in swaddling's cloth as they had said. For you see, Life only
comes by Light.
Notice, He was the Word made Light, or became Light. The Word… In
that generation He was the Word Light of that generation, because the
prophets of old had spoke of Him, and here He come and vindicated He
was the Light of God's spoken Word. See? All the prophets had–had said
had been fulfilled in Him. See? The prophets back here with the Word,
like God was at the beginning when He said, "Let there be light," and
light came… Now, the prophet said, "A virgin shall conceive, bring
forth a Son. They shall call His Name Immanuel, for It'll be God with
us." Now, they had spoke it; the Word had went out, but He was the
Light. What was He? The fulfillment…?… He was the fulfillment of
that Word. He was the manifestation of that Word.
So is it today. God's Word had been fulfilled at the hour; that's the
Light. It's God manifesting Himself. He was the Light of the world.
And when the prophets inspired by the Holy Spirit said, "Unto us a
Child is born; unto us a–a Son is given–or a Child is given; and His
Name shall be called Counselor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father," there it was. What was He? The Light that
fulfilled that Word (Amen.), the Light that fulfilled that Word.
In Matthew–in St. Matthew the 28th chapter we find, and when Jesus
raised from the dead, He also was the Light of the spoken Word of David
which said, "I'll not leave His soul in hell; neither will I suffer My
Holy One to see corruption." Death was in darkness, but He broke open
the seals of death, and walked into it, and come back out again. He was
the Light, the vindicated Word that the dead can live after they are
dead. He was.
On the day of Pentecost that was the Light that showed when the Holy
Ghost had come. Isaiah said in the 28th chapter of Isaiah, Isaiah said
that with–"precept must be upon precept; line must be upon line, here
a little and there a little; hold fast to that what's good; for with
stammering lips and with other tongues will I speak to this people; and
this is the rest–this is the Sabbath that I'll give to you." In all
this they would not hear, walked away and wagged their head. And when
on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Ghost fell upon those people, and
they acted like drunk men and women, staggering under the impact of the
Holy Spirit, and the–walked away and wagged their heads, and said,
"This people's drunk, full of new wine," and so forth. It absolutely
was the Light, the Word that had been prophesied made manifest.
So is it in every age. The Word made manifest, come to light is the
Light of that age, there–the Word made manifest just like it was in
Genesis 1 when God said, "Let there be light," and there was light,
when God said there will be a Son, and there was a Son.
When God said in Joel 2:28, "It shall come to pass in the last days
I'll pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters shall
prophesy. Upon my handsmaids and maidservant will I pour out of My
Spirit. Your young men shall see visions; your old man shall see
dreams." And all these things that He promised, when It, the Holy Ghost
fell, was the Light upon that Word. When the Word was made manifest,
then It become Light. He is the Light. He's the Light that we should
follow. He is the only Light. The Angels found light and followed it to
Now, in all ages God has set forth so much of His Word for each age.
God always sends somebody that that Word can get into and show the
Light of It. That… In every age it does the same thing, always does
He was the fulfillment, as I said, of all of the Divine, holy powers of
the prophets. They were minor gods. When the Word of the Lord came to a
man, Jesus said Himself that he was a god. You know that. He said, "If
your law said, and your fathers back there, called them who the Word of
God came to–called them gods, how can you condemn Me say–when I said
I'm the Son of that God?" See? When the very God Himself Who spoke the
Word through the prophets, He was the manifestation of that spoken
Word. And if the prophet was called a god because he was the
manifestation of another prophet's Word, how could you condemn Him when
He was the same thing? He was the Son of God. As He shall be called the
Son of God.
He was the long promised Messiah that the world had waited on He was the Messiah's promise made manifest.
Look at Him when He stood there. He said, "If I do not the works of My
Father, then condemn Me. (See?) But if you can't believe Me, believe
the works that I do. They testify Who I am. They tell you Who I am."
You see that blind, darkened hour that they live in, they couldn't see
it. They just couldn't understand, how could He be that. "How can he be
any son of God when he's born right down here in Bethlehem?" If they
only knowed, the Word said He would come that way.
"Why, his father Joseph is a carpenter. His mother, why, it's actually
believed amongst our brethren that he was born illegitimately." See?
But yet the Word of God said that.
He said, "Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal
Life, and They are the very Ones that testify Who I am. They are the
Ones that testify of Me," this Holy Scriptures. Then what was He? God's
Light. No wonder He said, "I am the Light of the world."
Not only did He say, "I am the Light," but He said, "Ye are the Light."
If His Word is in you bearing record of Itself, then you are Light of
Notice, we find out, Light of each age made manifest just the same.
Then I want to ask the question as–'fore our time gets away. Why, why
then were they–did they turn it down? How could they do it when
the–their very Bible that they was reading was being made manifest
before them. Now, study real hard now.
Now, remember, I'm talking to many people at this time (You see?), not
just four or five hundred here. But I'm–I'm talking to many thousands.
Stop just a minute. Stop your tape recorder and ask the question: Why
would religious men, good men… Why would Joseph question? See? Why
would… Because he never searched the Scripture. Why did the priests
question? One reason they didn't; they knew it. Nicodemus well
expressed it; he said, "Rabbi, we know you're a teacher from God. No
man could do what you do except God be with him. We're aware of that."
But what was it? Their traditions kept them from doing it.
Then why were they–did they reject the Messiah? Is… Why did they
reject that Light? Here's the Word that they knowed was coming to pass,
but when the Word was made manifest to show that the Word of God had
been fulfilled… Compare that with today. See? When there, written in
the Word that would take place… Then why did those men reject it,
teachers? Because they were living in a glare of another light. That's
it. They was living in a glare. That's the thing they're doing today.
They're living… The reason they turn it down is because they're
living in a glare of another light. See? Now, they was living in the
glare of what Moses said; they claimed. They was living in the glare of
what another age had passed by. And that's the very reason today that
this Message that Jesus Christ still is the same is turned down,
because the people are living in glares of other ages. The same reason,
they turn it down.
Now, we notice. And Webster says that a "glare" is "kind of a false
light." A "glare" is "a false light," same thing that glares.
Like–like a mirage on the road, you go down the road, many of you
driving cars, and look down ahead of you when you see that sun on the
ground, it reflects a light, and like a mirage, look like there's water
all over the road. But when you get there, there's nothing there. It's
only a false mirage, the glare of a true light. That's what the devil's
doing today is showing people a mirage, a Council of churches, a group
of denominations which will turn out to be false. Because it's because
there's a real Light shining. That real Light wasn't shining a mirage
couldn't be there. A real Light shines. In that they're living in a
glare of another age, another thing, for it's hit and passed on.
Now, a glare, this mirage is false. It's a glare of the sun. And that's
the way, they did the same thing. A false glare of the true Light…
Now, it proved to be that He was the true Light. He was the Light. Why
did they know that He was the Light? How could you know He was the
Light? Because the Word that was promised was made manifest through
Him, so He was the Light of that spoken Word. Amen. Oh, that would
almost make me a Pentecostal Baptist shout.
Notice, think about a glare (See?), living in a glare. But when the
true Word is living, that's the Light, what God said. Now, what if God
said in the beginning, "Let there be light," well, and there was
something else appeared (See?), just a mirage. See? It wouldn't have
been the–what God said. No, it wouldn't have been. What if God Let
there be light," and more fog came? See? It wouldn't have been light.
But the reason light come, it was His Word manifested. And today when
God has said such things will take place at this time and you see it
doing, what is it? It's the Light on God's Word. It's Word being made
Light, manifest Itself.
Now, they said, "Who do you say we are?" "Why," he said… "You try
to… We know that you're crazy. Why, you're a Samaritan; you haven't
got your right mind. Well, you try to… Who can tell… We know you
was born in sin. We don't know where you come from. We have no record
of your identification in our groups. Why, you're crazy. You got a
devil." See? Said, "Why, you're out of your mind." But He was actually
the genuine true Light of God shining, and the glare had put their eyes
"We have Moses as our guide."
He said, "If you would've believed Moses, you'd have knowed Me." And if
you'd believe Jesus and the Bible, you'd know this hour that you're
They say, "Well, we're Christians; we…" If you were, you would know the acts of Christ for this day. See, see? You'd know it.
Jesus said, "All those prophets spoke of Me. And if you believe those
prophets, why, you'd know Me. My works identify, because what they said
I'd do, I do it. Who can condemn Me now of unbelief?" And still they
didn't see it. Why? Their eyes were put out with a glare (See?), the
glare of something else that they had taken what the true spoken Word
Now, think of it. Think of it. They claimed that they believe that
Word. But their traditions had turned their faces from the true Word to
a glare; therefore, they couldn't see the real thing. So is it today.
So has it been in every age. See, the–the true Word shines, but they
have been so traditionalized that they can't see that Word. They're
looking at a glare, and they're blind. A glare will blind you. There's
a arc off of it; it'll blind you, and it'll… When the…
Jesus said, "You are blind leading the blind." They should've been able
to see it, to see Who He was, but they didn't because they was living
in that glare.
Now, a glare, as I said, is a false light, a mirage, a false conception
of the true Light: false conception. It's something that–that's
supposed to look like it, but it isn't that.
Now, the only way they could tell the difference, because the very
things that Jesus did proved Who He was, that He was the Light. They
thought they was in the light. But now, if you'd just stop a minute and
consider, who is in the Light then?
Now, today, if such a rashal mistake was made by the churchmen of that
day, such a rashal thing was did, brethren, don't you think that it's
time that we stopped and considered what is Light? Let us not make such
a rashal mistake. But you're doing it. You've already done it (See?)
and knew it not. Same as it was then.
Now, stop just a minute and find out what the Word says for today. If
they'd have stopped and thought, "Here He is fulfilling to the letter
exactly what the Word said He would do,"… And He challenged them as
I'm challenging you. I'm challenging you to look in the Word; search
the Scriptures; see if this isn't the hour, "Search the Scriptures; for
in Them you think you have Eternal Life; and They are They that testify
of Me." They are They that testify of this work today. The works itself
testifies, that it's being done. And the Scripture says it'll be done,
so it's the Light of the hour. God's Word said so.
Your traditions and things is exactly what the Bible said, like those
who wagged their heads and walked away. All the tables become full of
vomit the Bible said. And that's the way they… They wouldn't believe
it; they wagged their heads. And gentlemen, do you realize, and
brethren, do you realize this, that when you are rejecting the very
thing that God's vindicating before you, that you're doing the same
thing they did, going back to your traditional vomit?
"As a dog goes to its vomit…" If it made him sick the first time,
it'll make him sick the second time. If the Catholic church being a
organized and made the first organization brought sickness to the
church, so will Lutheran, Methodist, and all the rest of them, Baptist,
Presbyterian, and Pentecostals. A dog goes back to its vomit and a sow
goes back to her wallow. See? We're getting to that in a few minutes,
the Lord willing.
Glare, walking in a glare (See?), a mirage, a false conception of true
Light. He proved that He was the Light, because He being in the–way in
the minority (oh, my.), millions against Him. There was not one sixth
of the people, one ninetieth of the people on the earth ever knowed He
was here. Not I guess, one–one hundredth of the Jews, or hardly one
fiftieth of them or fortieth of them, I'll say–maybe less than
that–of His own country ever knowed He was there. And them that did
know He was there, considered Him a false something, because the
denomination told them that's what He was. See? But yet He was the true
Light that had been spoke since Genesis in the beginning, and asked
them to search the Scriptures and find out if He wasn't living just in
that time, if He–the works that He did didn't fulfill exactly what was
promised of that time. Amen.
Oh, what a serious thing it is, brother. We're living in a tremendous time. He proved to be the right.
He was the very Light that they claimed they were worshipping. They
claimed to be worshipping that Light. And so is it today. They claim
they're worshipping that. Pentecostals claim it. They claim they are,
and so blind they can't see it. Why? They organized and put a glare in
their face. See? A tradition is what some people set together and said,
"We'll go and make this, and this, and this, and that. Now, we're going
to come to why that has to happen, the Lord willing.
Notice, His works was the living Word Itself. What He did was the
living Word Itself, showing He was that Light that had been promised
since the beginning of the world. He was that Light. His Light on the
promised Word of the age made It live to exactly what the promise said
It would do, but they had it so turned around until they couldn't see
it. See? But He was the Light of that age.
He was the Light that they claimed to be worshipping. They thought that
they were worshipping the very God of creation. They was living and
worshipping a glare, and Jesus said, "You worship Me in vain, teaching
for doctrine the traditions of men and not the Word." He is the Word,
and He was the Word made manifest. They ought to have knowed it. I hope
that can break through everywhere it's heard (See?), that it is the
Word made manifest.
"Oh," say, "oh, we have the Word." Why, the Word, everybody can pack a
Bible that wants to, but when the Word is vindicated, made manifest…
Why, say, "Well we believe." Yes, sir. They believed all the Word,
well, so does Satan. Those Pharisees, who could condemn them not
believing? But they didn't believe the Word for the hour. They were
worshipping in a glare of something else. That's the same thing they're
doing today. You're keeping up Luther's traditions or–or Wesley's
traditions, and the rest of them, the Pentecostal tradition, but what
of the hour? The Pharisees was keeping up their traditions, but behind
their traditions was the true Word of God coming to shine forth. And
when It did, It blinded their eyes. They couldn't see it, because they
was watching something else. So is it today. May God let that soak in,
till it really hits home to the people that should believe it. It's
later than you think.
My son Billy Paul, he talks in his sleep, but he doesn't have dreams
very often. He had one the other night that shook him up. Said he'd
dreamed he was at a church, and–and they… I hadn't come in yet. Said
when I come in, fire was flying out of the eyes. And I said, "The time
is here; it's over." And everybody begin screaming, "I can't, my
children." And me…
My wife said, "I can't get Sarah to ask the blessing at the table," and so forth. And I said…
He said, "I've got to go get Loyce and–and the baby."
I said, "Loyce can't come now. The baby's too young to know. Billy the
hour is here; we must go." I said, "It's midnight now, before daylight
Jesus will be here. If it isn't then I'm a false witness of Christ."
And somebody spoke up and said, "No man knows the minute or hour."
"I never said minute or hour; I said sometime between now and
daylight." I said, "Let's–let's go, Billy. And I said something… I
said, "But we're at the time; let's go." And we got in the car and
started. And we started up the mountain. And when we did, it
was–looked like the light was coming, and the skies were dark upon the
earth. He said I pulled off the side of the road, held my hands over
like this, fire still flying from my eyes. And he said I said, "Lord, I
have did this at Your command. I have did this just because that You
told me to do it this a-way. I have did these things according to what
You've told me." And I motioned to a big granite mountain, and a–a
Light without hands cut a stone out of the mountain weighing hundreds
of tons and here it come. I said, "Turn your heads; don't look. It'll
be–all be over just in a few minutes." Said, "Then a great holy hush
come everywhere as this Stone come towards the place."
It may be later than we think. There… See, that's exactly Scriptural
(You see?), the Stone without hands cut out of the mountain. And so one
of these days it's going to be that way when you're going to scream for
something. I said to him, "You've already had that time. God has
constantly warned you time after time." Yeah, I said, "Even if it's my
own kid or whoever it is, the hour is here. I can only say what He's
told me to say, and it'll be here, and it was." And–and then all of a
sudden here He come a Stone cut out of the mountain without hands.
Daniel saw that, you know, back many years ago. And Billy knowed
nothing about that, but it was a–it was a dream sent to him from the
Now, see, they claim to be worshipping that very God that they were
making fun of. And the same thing has reversed again today by the same
reason, living in a glare instead of the Light. Great Lights has a
shine. All right.
Look what darkness we're in today. Look what's going on today. Look at
murder, rape, strife. Why, it's come to pass… I believe it was Billy
Graham said in his last meeting, "In ten years from now every citizen
of California will have to pack a gun to protect themself. You can't
put enough law enforcement." The people's just gone insane. Shooting,
and murder, and rapes, everything (See?), it's just gone wild (See?)
upon the streets. See, it's a–it's a day we're living in, a Sodomite
day. See? But there is a Light shining if they'd only look, if they'd
only see–look into the Word and see what's supposed to be in this
hour, they would know what's trying to be done.
Now, they claim they're worshipping that Light. So did they claim they
was worshipping that Light. But they were worshipping It in a glare of
another light instead of the real. See? He was the Light.
Creeds and traditions and their blinded condition had turned them from
the true Light of the promised Word. The Word that God had vindicated
by Jesus the Light of the world came and made that Word live right
exactly through His time, exactly to the days. He'll be cut off in the
midst of the seventy weeks (That's right.), which is the three and a
half years of His prophecy. The Messiah would come, the prince, and
would prophesy. And three and a half days of this, then He'd be cut off
from the living and make a atonement. And that's exactly. He preached
three and a half years, and…
And the very Psalm that David said, "My God, my God, why hast Thou
forsaken Me (the 22nd Psalm)? All My bones, they stare at Me. They wag
their heads; they pass by Me." Eight hundred and fifty years beforehand
when David sung that song in the Spirit, and it was considered
prophecy, and given… They was singing them songs in the temple when
the same Sacrifice was hanging on the cross with His hands a-pierced,
"And they pierced My hands and My feet." See? See there? Why? They were
living in a glare; they didn't see the Light.
Could you imagine a sensible person doing that? No more than I can
imagine a sensible person running down in the basement and getting in
must and pulling his doors together and say, "I refuse to see there's
light." It's insanity. And his spiritual slipped somewhere, when a man
sees that the Bible has promised this and see it living right out
before him and made manifest, and then continually stay in those creeds
and things out there that reject it. It's a spiritual delinquency. It's
Here he was now. He was–He was the Light of the world, and the world
knew… He came to His own; His own knew Him not. He came into the
world; the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. See? But
as many as did know Him, to them He gave power to become sons of God,
to them that believed on Him.
Remember, we cannot live by yesterday's light. Yesterday's light is
gone. It isn't no more. It–the… Yesterday's light is only a memory.
Yesterday's sunlight is only a memory, or it's history. We cannot live
in yesterday's light. No more… And the same… Though it's the same
sun, the same sun, but each day it brings forth it's strength a little
stronger to ripen the grain for the harvest. See?
The sun comes today, gets a little stronger. Each day now it'll get a
little stronger, a little stronger until finally the wheat that's
laying there, it'll–it'll go taking life. After while the–the life
will come up. Then a little stronger, little stronger. March, April,
May, June, July, she's in the harvest then. You see? The same sun
shining today in–in January–or December, that's up there bathing that
snow and melting it down on that grain, bringing it water, it's the
same sun, but that wheat could not live in that same sunlight in June.
See? It can't do it. See, the sun comes a little stronger each day. And
the grain should be a little more matured to receive the sunlight.
That's what's the matter today. The grain that was sowed in the early
fathers back there in–in Luther and Wesley and them, it dwarfed; it
can't take the sun. The sun killed it. It refused to grow. See? It cut
it–it took itself from the stalk light and come over here and made
itself a own little things, become a husk then, no life in it. The
grain should be maturing and getting stronger as the sun becomes
stronger each day.
Now, let's watch a minute. We'll watch the church ages. There's seven
church ages. In those church ages, each one, watch how He spoke to them
what would do, how the grain would mature and come down to this last
hour here, this last hour that we're living in. So the churches must do
the same thing (See?) the churches.
Now, look, Luther sowed a grain, and Luther was a grain. And he sowed
it. All right. So was Wesley, and also so was Pentecostal. So was the
Baptist, the Nazarene. But, you see now, Luther would not go back and
live in the light of the first denomination, Catholic. No, sir. He was
another light. That was God ripening something.
Now, a little minority come out of that–that Lutheran revival. Then
come along the Wesley revival. And then in that, why, they couldn't go
back and do the Lutherans. See? And then along come the Pentecostals,
and then the Pentecostals organized and done the same thing, taken the
husk. Notice, but the grain goes right on.
Now, we're in another age. Why won't they receive it? Why won't they
see that the grain is matured? Here's the promised Word for this day.
Why don't they see it? Because they're living in Lutheran glare,
Wesleyan glare, Baptist glare, Pentecostal glare. They're living in the
glare of another light. That's the reason they can't receive the Light
of the total Word being a-vindicated as God promised of them seven
seals, where the whole mystery was revealed, would come back and tell
why these mysteries was done like that… And yet when that comes in,
they walk farther away from it than ever. They're without excuse.
God has done it through Spirit, through revelations. He–He's proved it
perfectly by scientific and everything else that it's the Truth–that
it's the Truth. And still they want to live in a Pentecostal glare: "I
am the Assemblies"; "I am the oneness"; "I'm the Church of God"; "I am
this." See? Living in a glare of a age forty, fifty years ago. Living
in a Lutheran glare, living in a Wesley, a Baptist, a Presbyterian, or
some Nazarene glare of another church age that went on and organized
and done the same thing, and refused and reject the Light when It's
actually shining… And you're living in a mirage.
I only say that reverently (See?), but you're–not to hurt you, but to
wake you up. You're living in a mirage where Jesus said, "Why, you're
blind and you're leading the blind." And they…?… He tried to tell
them and then just said, "Let them alone. If the blind leads the blind,
they'll all fall in the ditch." That's the hour I've come to. If
they're going to stagger, I can't help it. I've done all I can do. I've
done exactly. I've done this at Your command, Lord. You're a witness.
Since 1933 down on the river when that Light there you see shined down,
It's been right here in the tabernacle and witnessed to you all these
years. And everything It's said's come to pass. And continually they go
on. Let the blind lead the blind. I'll just wait for that hour. He'll
arrive one of these days.
Notice, living in a glare of Luther, living in a glare of Wesley,
living in them glares back there, that's the reason they can't see true
Light. If they would stop for a few minutes and just pick up the Bible
and read It, they would see that the–this is Light promised for the
Now, we're going to take some of these things in a minute. He promised
according to Malachi 4 these things would happen. He promised all
through the Scriptures they would happen. See?
Notice Israel also, our type, in the journey (Look.), eating manna
which was their light-life, that give them strength, life. Is that
right? Israel could not eat manna that was yesterday had fallen. It was
contaminated; it was rotten. It was no good for them; they'd die over
it. The manna that kept them alive yesterday would kill them today. The
Bible said it got germs in it, contaminated. And the manna… They had
to get new manna every day. Amen. And what is it? The people that live
on manna of Luther, Wesley, and them back in there, you're eating
contaminated stuff that's killing you spiritually. See? It's killing
you dead in your traditions.
Yesterday's, Luther's manna would not work for Methodists. Methodist
manna would not work for Pentecost. Pentecostal manna will not work for
today. See what I mean? Every day it come day by day, fresh, and so has
it to the church ages. Luther's manna was the message of justification.
Wesley's message was the manifestation of sanctification; Pentecostal
was the restoration of the gifts. But this is introducing the
Headstone, the last day, the Bride Tree. It's contrary to all of it.
And yet It's the same Light for the matured, like the same sun shine
today will be ripening the grain for the harvest in July. See what I
mean? But the Light today won't do any good back there in July. It's
stronger; the wheat's more advanced. It's ready to take it. Amen.
Certainly it is. It couldn't take it now. It can then. The season
wasn't right then; it is now.
You can't go against God's nature. He's got a law. And to contrary that
law kills your plant. You've got to go according to God's spoken laws,
and His Laws is His Word. Any law is a word spoken. And a word is a
thought manifested. See?
Now, we–we know that; that's true. A vision is what? The Word of God,
or something foretold or forecast of an event. And a vision that the
prophets had, and Jesus had, Paul had, and all of them that tell of
this day was a forecast of what would happen. And here we see the
forecast being made manifest, and the people don't even recognize it.
See what I mean?
Now, yesterday's manna… Look here. Did you ever notice, the sun,
s-u-n, has traveled east to the west as it's went each time. Did you
notice that? And notice, the church ages did the same thing. What…
The sun, s-o–s-u-n started in the east. And civilization has traveled
with the sun, God's spoken light for them to live in. They've come on,
followed the sun, see where it was going.
Life itself when you were born is like the sun. You go right on to the
setting of the sun, from your birth to the setting of the sun.
Man has traveled westward always. The oldest civilization we have is
China in the eastern countries, Jerusalem… And notice, she keeps
traveling westward as it goes. And as it goes on and on to the west, so
has the church age traveled the same way by the S-o-n of God.
Look. Paul… The early church started in the east; it went from there,
jumped across the–the–the–the sea over into Germany. And it's made
three pulls. Looky. From Asia down in–in Palestine it jumped across
the ocean to Germany. That was Luther. And it jumped from Luther across
the English Channel over into England by Wesley. And from Wesley she's
jumped to the west coast to the United States. And this, if you go any
further, it's coming back east again. This is the evening time.
Look how the church ages has fall… Luther… Paul first back in the
early age, then come down the line to Irenaeus and so forth, on down
into France. From there over into Germany, over into England,
constantly going west. And now we can't go no farther. This is the last
age. And what does the Bible say about this last age? See, and
geographically, cronologied, and almost any way you want to take it,
Scripturally first. Scripture of course first, evidence, historically,
any way you want to take it, we're at the end, the last church age.
And watch, as it went forward, it grew stronger and stronger. And so
has the real little minority of the church growed from justification,
sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, and now to the coming
Capstone, shaping itself up. No more organizations after this. There
won't be no more. See? Can't be. See, we're on the west.
Just to show you, through all types and everything else… And look at
those three jumps, three pulls. We'll get into that tonight (See,
see?), how we're at the end time. It's just…
The s-u-n has traveled like S-o-n: S-o-n like s-u-n. The church has
come the same thing from the seven church ages and so forth.
Civilization's moved right on to the west, and the church has moved
right on to the west. And now, if we go any further than what we are
now, we come back east again. You leave the west coast you go right
back into China, Japan, right back in again. Seven thousand miles
across you go right back to the east again. So east and west has met.
That's all of it. We're at the end. There's nothing left.
And the same thing has happened today, that happened back there. The
same thing has met at the west that was met at the east: the people
living in a glare of another light that was absolutely trying to show
forth the Light was to come and reject It, because they got the glare
instead of the Light. Oh. "And there was great Light in the land of the
Gentiles… Zebulun, Nephthalim of–and Galilee, land of the Gentiles."
This is the seventh church age. Remember, and each time that that sun
begin to shine in the east is the same sun that shines in the west. And
the same Spirit that's been all down through the ages like that is the
same sun today, only what is it? Just like ripening in the seasons.
The–the sun that's now will be the same sun that ripens the grain this
fall, this autumn. See? But what is it? It's this sun plus what it will
be. And today in this last age is what they were plus this. And yet
they want to live back there as a dwarf, go down into a musty old–old
denominational basement and creed and pull their blinds down and say,
"I just refuse to see it; it's all nonsense." And when the very Bible
that they claim to believe is being identified by the same Holy Spirit,
bringing Light in the last days.
Did you notice… And watch real close there in Malachi how he 'lotted
that, "The faith of the father's to the children and the children to
the fathers"? See, the same Spirit where It raised back yonder, where
It raises here again, the same thing… See, just vice versa exactly,
setting right back again. 'Cause why? East and west has met. See, just
exactly right under our face, and yet they don't see it. Why? No wonder
Jesus said, "Just let them alone then; they're blind lead the blind,
they'll all fall in the ditch."
The light of other ages only reflected this Light. See? The sun today
only reflects–is the reflection of the sun that will be this July or
August if God–for the harvest. And the sun of Luther, Martin Luther,
and Wesley, and Sankey, Finney, Knox, Calvin, Moody, all them others,
them great men back in there that had those light; and John Smith of
the Baptist church, and Alexander Campbell of the Campbellite church or
the so-called Disciples of Christ, Christian church, and whatevermore
names they got for them; all them men back there in their ages was only
reflecting what it will be here at the end.
And then here the children, immediately after them founders, what do
they do? They didn't stay on the stalk. They pulled away from it and
made themself a little husk thing out here which you get away from the
real source of life you have no life. You take a husk off the thing and
plant it out here in the ground, it'll lay there and rot. And so will
you, trying to eat rotten manna from back in them days. The harvest is
ripe. Jesus has a table spread where the saints of God are fed on the
ripened food of the day, by the Gospel Light that a-vindicates
it…?… that He's here today. The saints eat the bread.
Just think. The old husk of yesterday (See?), don't plant it back
there; it's rotten. It cannot–it cannot stay with it. No, sir. It will
not do no good; it won't grow. It's off of the life. And the Word is
the Life. That's right. The husk drops off; the little old beard falls
away, things like that; it just denominates itself and drops off. It
refuses to go on with the Life. But the Light vindicates it. Oh, my.
Yes, sir. Yesterday's… Oh, my.
How we ought to see that, see that the rotten things of yesterday,
don't eat them today. See? It's got worms in it. You know these little
wiggletails that I call them? I don't know; I don't know much about
germ life, but I know we always called them wiggletails. It gets in
anything when it gets a little rotten. See? I don't want it then. If
you're satisfied with it, go ahead. But not me.
But remember… You say, "Then why was it good yesterday?" If you only
knew that the very little hull that was on the wheat at the beginning,
if it's abides in the grain, it makes the grain further. That's the
very thing that makes the wheat flower is what was yesterday. But if it
separates itself from the grain and don't mature, then it goes away.
See? But if it goes through the process of life giving process, as it
dies out, it just blends into something else and makes the grain. If it
isn't, where does it come from? Amen. Get it?
Like the Queen of England once, she went to a great paper company. And
she said she would like to see through the paper mill. So they showed
her the paper mills (many years ago before they went to making it in
pulp and stuff, so they–making papers out of it), so they… After
while she come into a room that was nothing but a big old pile of dirty
rags, and she said, "Where did this come from? What's this?" "Oh," she
The–the–the president of the plant said, "This is–is what will make the paper out of, these dirty rags."
She said, "That, make paper?"
"Yes." So she couldn't hardly believe it. So after she was gone, the
man took the same dirty pile of rags, and run them through a certain
process, and brought them out with clean, pure paper, you know, had
been–went through a process and made real, and put her profile in it,
and sent it to her reflecting herself in this what she called dirty
Now, that's what it is, the dead things of yesterday, the message of
Luther, the message of Wesley, the message of Pentecost, if it can only
go through the process of God's Holy Spirit and the Word of
a-vindication, it'll bring forth the reflection of the Jesus Christ the
King. Amen. But if you leave it lay, it's dirty rags. See? It's got to
be molded into something else.
Luther has got to be molded into Wesley, and Wesley's got to be molded
into Pentecost, and Pentecost has got to be molded into Christ. It goes
through a process. So has the Gospel gone through a process. It's
processing. Luther's age of justification, we believe that. Wesley's of
sanctification, we believe that. The Pentecostal's with the restoration
of the gifts of the Holy Ghost, we believe that. Certainly, but mold it
all together, what do you come out with? Jesus (That's right.) the same
yesterday, today, and forever. You come out with Jesus.
When a man in a foundry is making a bell, he's got a certain tone he
has to put in it. When he's setting his mold and pouring his iron, he
puts in so much brass, so much steel, so much copper. Why? He knows
just exactly how much to put in the–to make–give it the right tone.
And that's what Jesus has done by His Bride. He had to put so much
Luther, so much Methodist, and so much Presbyterian, so much Pentecost
in it, but what does He come out with? His own reflection. Why is it?
Just like the pyramid message. You see, it's heaping right up till it's
coming to the minority for the Headstone. The ministry of Jesus Christ
on earth has to be the same as the ministry He had, or He can't come to
it. It's like the head to the feet. The head–feet's not the head, but
the head packs the feet, or makes the feet, tells it where to go. You
get it? Beautifully, it's the Light of the hour.
Wesley was a great Light, like He said to John the Baptist. He was a great Light for his hour, sure he was.
No. Yes, sir. The clean rags–or the dirty rags of yesterday, if you
remain that way, it's got to–it'll just become dirty rags all the
time. It served it's purpose as clothing, but now it's become paper.
Justification served its time in justification under Luther, then it
had to become sanctification through Wesley. And sanctification served
its time till it come the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And the baptism of
the Holy Ghost has served its time until the Holy Spirit (which there's
only one God) blends into the church, or the church into Christ, that
makes Jesus Christ reflected on the earth. It's what He promised here
in the Bible. Might not believe it. I can't make you do that. I'm only
responsible for the Word. See? That's right.
So you see it? Do you see that? If you do, it'll be like the–the man
one time went to–to–went over to Wales during the time of the Welch
revival. A bunch of men went from the United States. So they goes down,
and they said they wanted to find out what building they was holding
this Welch revival in. Many of you remember the Welch revival, great
revival broke out amongst the–the Welch people in Wales. So these men,
these great big ministers and so forth went from the United States,
they–doctors of divinity. They wanted to go over and see what great
thing they'd done, you know. So they was walking down on the street and
they said–met a little old policeman standing on the corner whirl his
club around, you know, and whistling a–a hymn, like that; they said,
"Oh, he's just whistling a hymn. We might go up, see him, see what he's
going to do–ask him a question." So they went up to him and said,
"Sir, where is the Welch revival at?"
He tipped off his hat; he said, "Sirs, the Welch revival's held in
here," in his heart. Oh, that's it; he was the Welch revival. Oh, God,
if we can only–only understand that we are the reflection of Jesus
Christ, His Word made manifest. You are the reflection of His Word. See?
"Where is the Welch revival held? What building is it in?"
He said, "Sir, it's in my heart." He was the Welch revival. That's right.
And today the church ought to be Jesus Christ in action upon the earth.
"Because I live, you live also; and My life will be in you. The works
that I do, you'll do also." See? The church has got to get to that
place to… And He promised it would do it and it will. It's got to
come that way. So you see, that's what takes place. We–we got to be
He's the Light. So was Noah the Light in his day. He was the Light.
Noah was that Light. He was the Light to what? To make God's Word. "I
will destroy man upon the earth that I've created. Build an ark, and
all desires to come into it will be saved."
Noah walked out there and said, "There's one way, and that's a ark."
They said, "The old, crazy fanatic…" He was the Word made manifest.
Noah was the Light of the hour: sure was. In his day, his age he sprung
forth the Light.
Moses was the Light of his hour. "I'll surely visit you," God said to
Abraham. "I'll come down, and I'll take out of the people with a strong
hand; and I'll show My power in Egypt." And when Moses up there met
that burning bush up there and found out the I AM was in that bush,
Moses went down there, and he was the Light. Amen. No wonder he could
take some dust, and blow it up, and say, "Let there come fleas upon the
earth." He had the Word of God. What happened? The dust begin to blow,
and fleas begin to come into existence. Hallelujah. Why? He was a
manifestation of the Light of God's Word, "I'll plague Egypt." He was a
prophet. What he said come to pass. He was a Light of that day. He was
Pharaoh might've had everything he wanted to have, and the rest of
them, all the priest had what they wanted, but Moses was the Light.
Why? He was showing forth God's Word manifested. God promised, "I'll
bring them out under a strong hand, and I'll get Myself glory." That's
what He was doing. That's the reason Moses proved that he could create,
not because he wanted to create, because God told him to…?… Go to
the congregation, say "Tomorrow… The Lord God has just spoke to me.
'Take a hand full of dust and throw it up in a sky like this and call
for it. There's none here, but It'll be there.'" Amen. Oh, I hope
you're not asleep. Oh, manifestation…
He said, "I'm sent. God did say to our fathers surely He'd visit us
down here and take us out. I've come to prove you the hour is at hand.
Get rid of what you've got. Let's go."
Some of them said, "Well, I believe…" Dathan said, I don't think
there's any hurry. We shouldn't be all excited about this, and looked
like it failed four or five times." But just the same, it moved on.
They thought… They come out and said, "We stone this Moses and get
him away from us; we don't want him in our–our group here." But Moses
just moved right on anyhow, because he was the Light. He was the Light
of the hour. What he had, what was it? God manifesting His promised
Word through Moses, and Moses was the Light.
199 Elijah was the Light. "Go out there and set on that hill; I've commanded the ravens to feed you." Amen.
sir. He come back down with, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, not even dew will
fall from heaven till I call for it." Amen. "Sun might shine, you might
call for all the clouds and do anything you want to, but not even dew
will come till I call for it." What was he? The Light. Hallelujah. He
was Light, the Light; he was the Word of God made manifest.
They thought he was crazy setting up there. He had porters feeding him,
and them starving to death. They wanted to live in traditions, go
ahead. Not Moses–or not Elijah, he was living right in the Light.
Setting up there by the brook Cherith and just having a good time, and
had meals and somebody to take care of him and everything. They thought
he was crazy, but he was the–he was the Light.
They say, "Hey, what become of that old holy-roller we had around here?
You know what, somebody was hunting the other day, and said they seen
him setting up there by the–way up on top that mountain there. I bet
that old fellow's about dried up by this time." Oh, no. He was the
Light. He was the Light. He was the Light of God of his day.
John, when he came to the earth and went out in the wilderness to get
his education from God, not the seminary, he had to introduce the
Messiah… So when he come forth Jesus said he was a bright and shining
Light. Hallelujah. Why? He was the Word manifested. Isaiah said so.
That's it. That's right. He'd send forth a voice in the wilderness
crying, saying, "Prepare the way for the Lord, and make straight His
gate–make straight the way." He cry, one… Voice of one crying in the
wilderness, here he come forth. What was he? Voice of one crying in the
wilderness. What was he? Manifestation of the Word, Light. Same God
that spoke in Genesis that spoke this, and here come the life. As He
said, "Let there be light for the sun, the sun come in existence, so He
said there'd be a voice of one crying in the wilderness. Here he come
forth. He was the Light of the hour.
He also said in the last days (Amen.), the Light of the hour, crying in
the wilderness of Babylon, "Come out of her My people, that you be not
partakers of her sins. Touch not her unclean thing; get away from it.
Flee from the wrath that is to come."
John said the same thing: "The axe is laid to the root of the tree."
Didn't have an education, didn't talk like even a preacher. He talked
about serpents, and sticks, and trees, and axes, and things, what he
was used to in the wilderness. He wasn't raised up in some of this
great, big, fine stuff they have today, like they had in that day. He
come out with his own language. He didn't stand and say, "A-a-men," and
make all these fancy bows. He come right out–out of the wilderness raw
and rough, said, "Don't you begin to think that, 'I belong to this, and
I belong to that.' God's able of these stones to rise children to
Don't you think because you're Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian that
you have any hold on God. God's able to take bootleggers or harlots out
of the street and make saints out of them. Somebody's going to hear it,
and somebody's going to believe it.
He said also, "The axe is laid to the root of the tree, and every tree
that don't believe is hewed down and cast into the fire." So that was
his message. He was the Light of the day.
Jesus said, "He was a bright and shining Light, and you for a little while desired to walk into it."
And what did John say, the prophet? "He's standing among you right now.
I'm not worthy to loose His shoes. And as soon as He comes on the
scene, I'm going off." Oh, my. For He was the Light. There's no two or
three lights, no four or five different organizations; there was one
Light. There's not Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian. Christ
is the Light, and the Light…?… And the Word manifested is the Light
of the hour. "Let there be light, and there was light." Yes, sir. Let
there be light, and there is light.
209 He spoke there would be Light in this day, and there is Light. He's coming. I believe it.
at the promises of this age. Oh, my. Every Light that's ever shined…
These church ages we see how they… It–it's been some pitiful sights
to see rejecting… Revelations 3–I have got wrote down here
Revelations 3, and I know what–what I was referring to then.
Look to the promise of this hour, what we're living in, a rejected
Light. What did they? They rejected it back there. Why? They was living
in a glare. What are they doing today? Same thing. "Well, are–are you
"I'm a Lutheran."
"I'm a Baptist."
"I'm Presbyterian." That don't mean one thing to God. Just might say
you was a hog, pig, or anything else you want to call yourself. See?
That–that's about how much it means. Not–no–no disregards to you,
but if you're taking it to the fundamental part, that's right. I ask
the question: A Christian? That's Christ in you. And if Christ is in
you, then the Word is in you. And then if the Word is in you, when the
Light's shining, how you going to walk out of it? See, see? That's the
question. That's what's in–in now.
The Light, the evening Light's a-shining; the Bride Tree is blooming.
Oh, you remember, they pruned that old Tree. And what the cankerworm
left, the palmerworm eat; and what the palmerworm left, the caterpillar
eaten. What the Methodist left, the Baptist eaten; and what the Baptist
left, the Pentecostal eaten. He said this Tree (as Joel there) was cut
all down to a stump, but he wanted to know if it would live again. Oh,
yeah. He reserved it. He reserved that Tree (Yes, sir.), for it was His
Bride. And He said, "I will restore, saith the Lord." What is it? "I'll
bring it forth, all that the Lutheran eaten, the Wesley eaten, and all
them. And I will restore it, 'cause it's all still in the root of the
Tree." See? It's laying yonder in the ground, just like the sap that
went down, as I said about the sister, it's laying there. And the
trumpet of God shall sound someday and them elected Lutheran,
Methodists, Baptists, that had nothing to do with any organization…
Luther never organized nothing. Moody never organized nothing. It was
that group of Ricky's after him is what done the organization took the
husk. John Smith organized nothing. None of the rest of them organized.
It was the Light of the hour. Luther, Wesley, or none of the rest of
them, it was that group afterwards come by that made the organization.
The Holy Ghost never organized nothing in Pentecost. Pentecost is an
experience, not a denomination. It never organized nothing. Oh, no. But
the men who claimed to be Pentecost organized it. That's the husk
yonder dying. Instead of pressing it into the paper to make the full
image of Jesus Christ come forth, no, they pulled themselves out. So
they're nothing to do into it. Just let them alone.
But we find out this Light, this Tree… Christ rejected again by the
church… Why? For the same cause they did at first, the old false
glares of lights of other day. And He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever; Hebrews 13:8 says He is. He's the same today as He was then,
because He does the same thing that He did. The same Word that Christ…
Listen, I want to ask–just take you now, and let this be personal. I
don't know; I'm going to decide whether to turn that off now or not
(See?) for that tape. I'll just let it stay there.
I want to ask you something. Watch this. See? He is the same yesterday,
today, and forever. Watch, His works that He did manifest itself. Now,
listen close. When He stood there in John 14:12, He said, "The works
that I do, shall you do also. Greater than this shall you do, for I go
unto My Father." Now, He said it. Heavens and earth will pass away, but
that Word will never fail. Now, if we're at the last end of the age,
where is them greater works going to come? See, see? We're here. We
Listen, if the Roman calendar is right… We got–we got thirty-six
years left. Every two thousand years the world meets her end. First two
thousand years destroyed by water; second two thousand years Christ
come. This is 1964 coming up: thirty-six years. Now, the Egyptian
astronomy calendar says we're seventeen years out; it's seventeen years
advanced from that. That would leave nineteen years left, Jesus said
the work will be cut short for the elected sake or there'd be no flesh
saved. Where are we at? "The works that I do shall you also." Same
kind, but greater shall you do.
Now, watch. Listen close. Get on your… I pray that God will open your
heart and your mind, understanding, so that you'll understand without
saying it's too much here. Notice. He said one day… Let's see some of
the great work He done. Let's just stop for just a couple of things.
Let's think. One time He said, "You feed them something to eat."
They said, "We have none."
Said, "What have you got? Bring Me what you've got."
And they said, "We have five barley loaves and two fishes."
He said, "Bring them to Me." And He took the original five barley
loaves and begin to break the loaves. And from the original He made
bread that fed five thousand. Is that right? Then He said, "Have you
got a fish? Hand Me the fish." It was a fish to begin with, and He took
off that fish another fish, and another fish, and fed five thousand. Is
that right? But in the last day He had nothing; He just spoke and said,
"Say it'll be there," and it was there without anything in it. He never
had a squirrel; there was none there. He just said, "Let there be," and
there was. Oh, His Word's infallible. It has be fulfilled.
I could tell you things that would shake you. See? It's there when He says it's there. Let Him say it. See? Just exactly. See?
See, the east–the west here has come back and met the east. It was
Moses even picked up sand and said, "Let there be fleas," and so forth
like that upon the earth. But in this last day He doesn't take anything
(See?), just the Word. "Let it be, and it is." What's said, that's the
way it'll be. I want to testify of some of those things tonight (See,
see?) of what's happened that you can see He's still God. His Words
cannot… "These works that I do, shall you also, and greater than this
shall you do. I took a fish to make a fish. You don't even have to have
a fish." He's still God. It's still the same Son, the same Son of God
that took a fish off of a fish. It's the same Son of God today. "These
works that I do shall you also; even greater than this will you do."
It'll be magnified. "Greater than this shall you do." And people refuse
to see it. Greater works…
A false light has… You know, I was just thinking of something. I was
referring a lot about England, but I was thinking about a false light.
Here not long ago, you all remember that greatest robbery that–that
England ever had. That was done by… It was a seven million dollar
holdup. I don't think there's ever been anything in the world to
compare with it: a great hold up, recently of seven million dollars.
Even Scotland Yard can't get it figured out. You know how they done it?
By a false light. They put the light on the railroad track, caution, on
down till it come to a red light and stopped them, and there the
robbery taken place, just at the right place. A false light gave the
greatest robbery that the nations has ever knowed. It robbed the
nations of the greatest holdup, greatest robbery; it was done by a
And the greatest robbery the Church of God has ever had is a false
light, a glare of denomination. It's robbed them from the power of the
Holy Ghost. It's took from the church the very lifeline. It's robbed
them of the Word, when they accepted a creed instead of the Word. It's
robbed… Oh, they claim to have the Word. The Word lives Itself out
for the age; It makes Itself known. They claim they had the Word too
back there in the days of Jesus, but It said they saw a great Light,
and they rejected It. They saw It, but rejected It.
Oh, false light… Yes, it's cost the church the greatest robbery it
ever had. Cold denominational creeds, brother, won't ripen a vindicated
Word, no, a grain. The Bible said… Jesus said the Word of God is a–a
Seed that a sower sows. See? And cold creeds won't ripen that Word. No,
no. Cold blizzardy days won't ripen the wheat. No, indeed. It takes the
warmth of the sunlight, because it was God's spoken Word to do such a
thing with. And it'll take the Word spoken of God today to show the
saints of God that Jesus Christ lives just the same as He was yesterday
He is today. Creeds and denominations will never do it. They're cold
and indifference, and the grain will rot right in the ground. It can't
come forth under that.
That's the reason the I–today we have what we do. Like our precious
brother Billy Graham the great revivalist. I think God is using the
man. But look what he does, goes out there amongst them Baptists and
Presbyterian. What does he do? Get a bunch of church joiners.
You see where the Southern Baptists is crowing down there because they
had the most denominations–their denomination growed more than any
other Protestants. The Catholics took them all nearly last year. You
see it in the papers? They sure did. Don't worry; it's going to take
them all, 'cause it takes Baptists, and all, right together. And
they're all the one, and don't know it. The Council of–Council of
churches puts them all just the same thing. Denominations put… Why?
Why will you want to stay over here–over here? As long as you're
rejecting this, what difference does it make? Aren't you using the same
denominational tags just the same as you are at one place, one the
beast and the other one the mark, so there you are. So just doesn't
make any difference.
It's where he's been. He's stomped his seal of approval, and there you
take it. And there she all led right straight to the White House, and
to Washington D.C. and–and the Council of churches, and there you go.
The clergymen taken them right on back, exactly what the Bible said
they'd do. My, wished that clock would–didn't go so fast.
Now, just think now where we're at. Look at the promises for the
day–rejected again. How the churches has done in this last day, the
Glare, living in the false glare is the reason that it won't ripe. That's the reason that this Word–you don't see the miracles.
A priest interviewed me not long ago, and he said, "Mr. Branham," he
said, "how'd you baptize the–a certain girl?" that come out of this
church, and, backslid, and married a Catholic boy, and went into the
Catholic church. And he was going to take her into the church.
I said, "I baptized her in Christian baptism.
He said, "The bishop wants to know."
I said, "All right, there it is."
Said, "Do you swear to this?"
I said, "I don't swear at all." And he said… I said, "If you can't
take my word for it, well, that's all right." I said, "If I don't
swear… The Bible said, 'Don't swear by heavens; It's God's throne;
earth is His footstool. Let your yes be yes and no, no.'" I said, "You
have to take my word for it."
Said, "I… Well, you–you said Christian baptism, what do you mean by it, by immersing?"
I said, "That's the only way Christian baptism's performed." I said, "I
baptized her in the Ohio river, took her under water in the Name of
Jesus Christ and brought her up. I baptized her in the Name of the Lord
Jesus Christ, which is the only Christian baptism there is."
Said, "Yes, sir." He put it down like that, and he said, "Strange,"
said, "you know, the Catholic church used to baptize that way."
I said, "When?"
And he said–went ahead, and the discussion went on for a while, and he said, "Well, we are the original Catholic."
Knowing there laid right there the–the books, you know, and the
history on it, I said, "That's true." But I said, "Why don't you do it
He said, "We have power to remit sins." Said, "Jesus… Didn't He tell
His disciples, whosoever sins you remitted, to them they're remitted,
and whosoever sins you retain, to them they're retained?"
I said, "Yes, sir. He did."
He said, "Then don't–then don't that give the church the authority? Peter was the head of the church."
I said, "If the church will remit sins the way Peter did it." I said,
"Now, when they ask, 'What must we do to be saved?' he said, 'Repent
every one of you and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of your sins.'" I said, "You do that, and I'll go with you."
"Oh," he said, "you're trying to plead a Bible."
I said, "That's the Word."
He said, "God's in His church."
I said, "God's in His Word. Every other man's word's a lie; His is the Truth." See?
So there's no way you can get (See?) but that. There they go right on
in darkness, and the Protestants by the thousands falling into it. Here
they are right down to adopting their creeds and things, going right on
with… And the Word's coming right out proving it, Jesus Christ
manifesting Himself same yesterday, today, and forever, and in that
creed glare they move right on out into darkness, just like they did in
Noah's time. Just like they did in all times, they do it again today,
right out in darkness. Why? They reject the Light, because the creed
has blinded them.
Oh, what a darkened hour that we are in now. Yeah, they reject Christ's true eternal Light, and that's what does it.
Cold denominations can never bring Life to the Word of God, because it
brings life to the denomination. We've got more professed Christians
right now… Looky here, if the Christian, I ask this priest this: "If
the… I'll go with you that the Catholic church was at the beginning
at Pentecost, not a Nicaea, Rome." The church never did begin at
Nicaea, Rome; it begin at Pentecost. See? At Jerusalem is where the
church begin. But I said, "Here, I'll admit that these people…"
Them slaves and things that got the Holy Ghost, and their masters seen
their powers and things, what they were doing, raising the dead,
speaking in tongues, casting out devils, foretelling things… And
prophets among them, and so forth come out with sheepskins around them,
eating herbs, come to that Nicene Council and so forth, how great
men… And there they come out of there, and come up there to that
Nicene Council standing for that Word. But that bloody fifteen days
they accepted Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as a creed instead of the
Bible doctrine in the Name of Jesus Christ. Through that come all the
Protestant churches, borned right into it, the same thing. All these
other things, the false conception of the Holy Ghost. They took–take
the communion drink the wine, and that is the holy eucharist which
means the Holy Ghost. The priest gives it to you.
Now, the Bible don't read, "When the day of Pentecost had fully come,
here come a priest up the road, collar turned around, said, 'Lick out
your tongue and take the holy eucharist.'" No. It didn't say, "All you
people run up here and give me the right-hand of fellowship. You
Baptists, Methodists, and Baptist, I'll put your name… Bring a letter
He said they were all in one place in one accord, and suddenly there
came a sound from heaven like a rushing, mighty wind; it filled all the
room where they were setting. They were all filled with Holy Ghost and
begin to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance in
there. Out into the street they went, staggering like drunk men, Mary
and all the rest of them, under the impact of the Holy Ghost. When the
people said, laughed at them and said, "These men are full of new
wine," what was they? Blinded by a creed.
That little two by four preacher that stood up there, named Peter, he
said, "You men of Judaea and you that dwell–you men of Jerusalem and
dwell in Judaea, let this be known to you and hearken to my words.
These are not drunk, but let me tell you what the Scripture said it'll
be. This is the Light. This is the Word being manifested." Amen. Same
thing happens today, and they do like they did then, walked away and
shake their heads. Said, "Let them alone, blind leads the blind, they
all fall in the ditch."
245 Oh, it takes Christ's Eternal Life to bring the Word of Life to–to vindication, made flesh. Oh, my goodness.
the Word of–takes the Holy Ghost to operate the Word of God. When
Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every
creature…" Now look, Mark 16, His last commission "all the world–all
the world…" It never has got there yet. See? "… all the world and
preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth (in all the
world) and is baptized shall be saved; he that believeth not shall be
damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe. (They'll shake
hands with the… No. They'll be good church members? No.) In My Name
they shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues. They
shall take up serpents, or drink deadly things, it won't harm them. If
they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." Oh, my.
How far? Every creature. How much? All the world till He comes again.
These signs shall… "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do,
shall he do also. Even greater then this will he do, for I go to My
Father." Oh, how we can walk away from that is more than I can say.
We are in more darkness now than they were. Now, I've just got a couple
more verses here then I want to get to the end as quick as possible.
We're in more darkness than they was. I know I wear you out here for
about an hour and a half, but see, this tape's going on in there. See,
They're in more darkness than we are. I made the statement that… Why?
The churches in this glare is so deceiving, it looks like it's the
truth. Now, didn't Jesus say, Matthew 24… See? Matthew 24, Jesus said
that in the last days the two spirits would be so close till it would
deceive the very elected if it was possible. There would be an elected
group come out to make the church in the last days. And these
organizations which–what they call their truth would be so close like
the real thing, that it would deceive the very elected, even
Now, you know, you ain't going to take a Pentecost and deceive him with
some Methodist or Baptist doctrine. You're ain't going to tell him
that. He knows better. You ain't going to deceive some Baptist with a
Lutheran doctrine either. See? And neither are you going to receive the
Message–deceive Message now in this Word by some Pentecostal doctrine
of false Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and all this stuff like that and back
there and them creeds that they have in that organization setup. No,
indeedy. You'll never deceive them, because the elected won't be
What is it? What is it? Deceiving. These glares, what are they doing?
They're leading the church to the council slaughter by their glare.
That will be the final slaughter when her and Rome connects together.
When they form that image of the beast, that's the final slaughter. And
these glares that you got now, look what it's doing: leading the
people. It's a goat.
A goat always leads the sheep to the slaughter. You've seen that in the
slaughter pens. That goat will run right up there and lead the sheep,
then he'll jump out and let the sheep go on in. See? That's what he
does. He always does. It was the goats that led Jesus, the Lamb, to the
slaughter, the Roman goats. That's right. It's the–it's the
denominational goats today that's leading the innocent sheep to the
slaughter. Put theirself–their names on them books yonder and they're
finished. That is the mark of the beast. In the Name of the Lord I
speak. I held that for a long time; that's true. That's exactly. What
is the beast? What is the beast? It's the Roman hierarchy, the first
organization. What is the mark of it? The same thing. Exactly. The same
thing exactly that that was. The slaughter… To the glare…
But in the face of the present darkness we still have seen the Light of God shine through. How thankful we are for that.
Listen close. We have seen the Light, His Word that He promised for
this day proven and vindicated it's the Truth, the Light of the hour.
Oh, my. I'm so glad. There's nothing wrong. There's…
Here not long ago a minister was saying that he was down in Florida,
and he had him a–a car (I believe it was a Chevrolet), and the thing
went out on him. He couldn't get it fixed. And he went into the garage;
the little old mechanic was going under it, and over it, and pecking
around; he couldn't get it fixed. And he–he'd try this, and it
wouldn't work. And he'd try something else; it wouldn't work. He put on
a generator, put on this, and put in plugs, put in points; he couldn't
make the thing work. He just couldn't make it work. Finally a nice
dressed man stepped up; he said, "May I give you some advice?"
The little mechanic had sense enough to say, "Yes, sir." He said, "You
take this, and times this and this," and he said, "put that together
once and try it." And he took this times that and put it together, and
there she went.
The little mechanic turned around and said, "Say, who are you?" He was
the engineer, General Motors chief engineer. He made the thing. He was
the one designed it.
And today when we're talking about Methodists, Baptists, and
Presbyterian, the Chief Mechanic's here, the Designer of His Word, the
Man Who created the heavens and earth and designed the Church. Does He
know more about what it takes for the rapture or does the Methodist or
Baptist church know more about what it takes? He's the Designer; He
knows what it takes. He's well dressed in the power and resurrection.
Hallelujah. He's walking among us today in the power of His
resurrection. He knows what it takes to put a church and set it order.
He designed it and put the parts together here in the Bible. Amen. Just
let the current flow through it, now watch it operate. Let faith in His
promised Word of today flow through, you'll see how it operates. Why?
He designed the thing. He designed His church by the Word. That's what
He put together, not by Methodist, or Baptist, or Presbyterian, or
Pentecostal organization, but by His Word. "Man shall live not by bread
alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Yes, sir.
Get out of them glares.
In the midst of darkness, this dark time that we're living in now…
I've just got about five minutes more left. In the midst of darkness
who's going to bring the little Bride out. Who knows about it? The
Chief Designer. Oh, yeah. From all this confusion of glare… Here the
Methodists are glaring one way, the Baptists another, and the
Presbyterian another, and the Pentecostals another, all these glares
around… They run, put their name over here in this glare. Yeah, come
to find out something there, and come over here, and something there,
come over here…
Like I said to that priest, "If you all are the original church and you
went after the doctrine of these men set together at Nicaea, why is it
you haven't got the power that they had back there in the beginning
then? Why don't you do the things that they did, which Jesus said…"
Said, "Oh we're more people now; we–we live in a different age."
I said, "But the Word doesn't change. He said, 'These signs shall
follow them to all the ages. Heavens and earth will pass away, but My
Word shall never." That's it.
He said, "You're talking about a Bible."
I said, "Yes, the Word which is Christ." That's right. And so there you are. See?
And in this glare, the Methodists showing theirs, the Baptist showing
theirs, the Presbyterian theirs, each one growing bigger and bigger all
the time; the poor little Bride, where's She at? She went over here at
the Pentecostal oneness awhile, and She put Her name on there, and
She'd say, "Well, come to find out look what they do." They come over
here, and, "You got to belong to us. If you don't belong to our church,
you're not even in the Bride. You're not even nothing." Go over here at
the Assemblies, and look what they got. There you are again. Go down to
the Baptists, look what they got. Look at the…
What's going to happen to the poor little thing? See? But She's coming forth; don't you worry. She's going to be there.
A fellow was saying here about a couple years ago; he was down in New
Mexico. I held a meeting there close to Carlsbad Caverns. You've hear
of them down there, the great… And they took a man, and his wife, and
a bunch of children, went on this elevator and went all the way down to
the very bottom of the pit. And when they got down there, they turned
all the lights off. And when they turned all the lights off, it was
midnight dark. (I had them to do that over here in these gardens here
at–and at one time at the–over in Colorado there, wife and I, back
there, was in there. And they turned them lights on–my, you put your
hand like this, you couldn't see nothing.) And there was a little girl
standing there, and she begin screaming, "Oh…" screaming. She
was–she was scared to death it was so dark. The poor little thing was
grabbing everywhere and trying to scream and holler for her papa, mama
everywhere. She just couldn't stand it; it was so dark. She never seen
And that's about the way it is now. That's right. It's so dark you
don't know where to go. You go to the Methodist, go to the Baptist, go
to the Presbyterian, it's all the same thing. See? Eating that old
dead, rotten manna, the wiggletails in it (See?), same thing, some
creed, "Come in and join this, and…?… that." Old creed and
everything, you don't see Christ in it. Oh, you see self-righteous
people and things. Many are fine people in there now, in them
denominations. I'm saying the system, not the people in there. But you
see, that's what they're eating on. Tell them about it. Here's fresh
And this little girl standing there, she's screaming to the top of her
voice, about to go into hysterics, about like the little Bride is. But
you know what, her little brother cried out, said, "Little sister,
don't fear ('cause he's standing right by the engineer)." Said,
"There's a man here who can turn on the lights." Don't fear, little
Sister, there's a Man here Who can turn on the Light. He can make this
Word live. We don't know how He's coming; we don't how–when He's
coming; I don't know nothing about that, but He's here. And He can turn
on the Lights. How we going to get out of it? I don't know, but He's
here, and He's the One that can turn on the Lights. Yes, sir. He is the
One; He is the Light. He just makes Hisself known; that's how He turns
on the Light. Exactly right. It takes Christ to flash away on His
Lights, and then all the darkness scatters. He separates; He's pulling
His little Bride out: "I'll take a people out of the Gentiles for My
Namesake that'll have My Name." What is His Name? All right. Not
Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran–Jesus Christ. That's right.
He is the Light, the Truth, the Light. And there's no darkness in Him.
And He scatters the darkness when He comes in, because He is the Word.
The Word is the Light. That's right. Because He spoke and said, "Let
there be light," that was the Word that become light. When He speaks
this, it's the Light of that age each time. Now, He's here in–in, not
in a glare, but (People are living in glare.), but He is the
a-vindicated Word. He is absolutely the–the Light in the time of
darkness. Yes, sir. All these false glares and things will fade away.
Yes, sir. He is here. Don't fear. Turn on the Lights, His promised
Word, It lives; It makes… "He that believeth in Me, the works that I
do… he do also." Then it is the Word. "As the Father sent Me, so send
I you." The Father that sent Him, come in Him. The Jesus that sends
you, comes in you. And the works that He did then, He does the same
thing, because why? The Word is made flesh in human flesh, manifesting
Itself as a Light of the day. There we are. There it is. It's just
as–showing the way to Life and the Light.
Wise men who are not blinded by creeds and denomination will walk in
that Light. Oh, my. There is a Man here that can turn on the Lights all
right. What does He do? By vindicating His Word for this day. Jesus the
Son of God, Who promised the Word for this day, is right here with us.
Don't get scared; don't pay any attention to what they're doing. If you
do, you'll walk in darkness. Be wise. "They that be wise," Daniel said,
"in these last days will do exploits for their God." See, see? They'll
walk in the Light as He's in the Light.
Don't worry; it may be dark, look like they're going to force us every
one… All these… You see proclamation going out, all these little
churches and things are–got to come in now. You got to come in, or
they're going to close you up. They're going to make it.
Now, we want to hit that real hard tonight, when I get to this time. See?
Now, this–we're going to close up. You have to be one of them or not.
You're–you're either into that or you can't do nothing, can't even buy
or sell. That's right. You're daresn't to pray for the sick. If you're
caught ministering to any sick or any person with any spiritual thing
in there, you're subject to a federal law to be executed. That's
exactly right. You know that. That's right; it's in their papers. Yes,
sir. So you cannot do it. You have to belong to the cult. Brother, let
me tell you something; you better get Christ here in your heart right
now, 'cause there is a time coming where you're really going to need
it. You're not then. Remember, when that seal's put on, she's there for
good. So don't you do it; don't you believe that stuff. You get right
into Christ right now, the Word.
Yes, sir. Vindicates the Word and shows that It is the Light of the
hour. That's how we know He is the Light, because He is the Light
manifesting Itself in flesh. How do we know? He was God's Word made
flesh. See? God's Word was showing Itself vindicating Hisself.
When the Messiah cometh, what He'll do. The woman said at the well,
"When the Messiah cometh He'll do these things. You must be the
Prophet, which is the Word, foretelling us these things."
He said, "I am He." See? That was enough. The Light shined on the promised Word. There's the Light.
Right into the city she went, said, "Come see a Man Who told me the
things I've done. Isn't this the very Messiah?" That was it. See? No
matter what the others said, she knew that was the Messiah.
Remember, in every age in time of darkness God has always had His Word
to divide the Light from the dark. He had it in the days of Luther when
the Catholic church had everything. He sent Luther as a shining Light.
And Luther divided truth from darkness. And when the Lutherans got
twisted up, He made a John Wesley. And he divided Light from darkness.
And in the days of Pentecost when the Wesleyan got all–and the
Methodist got all gummed up, and the Baptists, and Presbyterian, He
sent the Pentecostal message to separate Light from darkness. The
Pentecost went right back out into the darkness again like that in
their organization, took their creeds and things. Now, the hour has
come for this Word to be vindicated. He sends the Light, the Word made
manifest, like He did in the beginning, sends the Word, and it proves
Itself. There is Light. And He always separates. The same is now as
eternal Light in the beginning.
Looking, children… As I say, I'm five minutes past time now, but let
me say this one thing. There is a Man present; don't get scared no
matter what they say. I've seen it come to the spot to where I didn't
know where to move next. But He's always present. The never failing
Presence, He's always there. He can turn on the Light. Yes, sir. He's
just waiting, see what you're going to do. He can flip the switch any
time He wants to. Yes, sir.
There's a Man here that can turn on the Lights. Those who set in the
regions of the shadow of death, some of them under cancer, some of them
under the death of denomination, some of them under creed's death, some
of them under traditional death, and all them kinds of death, and they
have seen a great Light. The Man that flashed the Lights then is the
same One Who said in the beginning, "Let there be light." That same God
yesterday, today, and forever, He's present today right here now. Don't
get scared; He can turn on the Light. When the persecution comes, don't
get scared; there's a Light said He'd catch His people away. She'll not
go through the tribulation. She'll never do it; He said She wouldn't.
She'll be caught away. "How they going to do it, Brother Branham, looks
awful dark?" No matter how dark it gets, if you can't see your hand
before you, just remember, there's a Man here that can turn on the
Light, can rapture that church.
You say, "Well, I'm right…" Yeah, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was
right up to the fiery furnace, but there's a Man there Who could turn
on the air. Yes, sir. That rushing, mighty wind that come down on the
day of Pentecost, He turned it on again and fanned all the breeze away
from them, all the fire. There was a Man there; He's called the Fourth
Man. There's One here today; He's the only One. Hallelujah. He's got
the light switch in His hand.
Those who set in the regions of the shadow of the death, great Light
sprung up. Don't reject It; receive It in the Name of the Lord, while
we bow our heads just a moment.
With your heads bowed I wonder how many here would like to walk in this
Light under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the vindicated Word of
today (See?), the Word that God promised today see It manifested?
Wasn't that what He was in the beginning? He was the Word. The Son was
born; He was the Word; He was the Messiah; He was the vindicated Word.
So then the Word… God spoke the–the end from the beginning.
Now, there's a Word for this day, and He's here vindicating that Word
in the midst of confusion, darkness, and glares. It looks a whole lot
like it, but it isn't it; it don't prove to be it. The critic…
Jesus said, "If I cast out devils by the finger of God, who do you cast
them out by?" They didn't cast them out. See? But no, if I cast out a
devil by the finger of God, then the Kingdom of God has come nigh you."
See? Oh, let's think of it as we raise our hands slowly now and think
While they continue playing, I want to ask… Every age has been the
same. In the days of Noah those who rejected the Light, what did they
do? Walked out into God's judgment. What happened to Pharaoh in the
days of the Light of the burning bush that was in Moses? Walked into
the sea of death. What happened to Dathan who started and then rejected
the Light? Walked into the crack of the earth that swallowed him up.
What happened in all ages to those who failed to walk in the Light, the
Light of the day? It's Jesus all the time. It was Jesus in the days of
them men. It's Jesus today, for He is the Word, and the Word makes the
Light. It's the Light of the day. Think of it now real quietly while
we're–with sincerity ask, "Are you walking in the Light?" While we hum
it through again… [Brother Branham begins humming–Ed.]
Let's stand up now to our feet. I pray the heavenly Father to let this
message soak deep into the hearts of the people who are present and
those who'll hear it by tape. And may the Light come forth upon the
Word, the Seed, and bring forth every predestinated seed that's been
planted out here in these different glares and organizations. May they
see like Nicodemus, even if they have to come by night. Come to the
Light. Grant it, Father.
May there come forth this great issue of this Rock that's cut out of
the mountain without hands. It'll crush these Gentile kingdoms to the
ground, all these kingdoms, spiritual kingdoms and natural kingdoms,
and the Rock will cover the whole earth; it'll be a purified affair.
Those who that Rock crush will be ground into powder; those who fall
upon that Rock shall have a solid foundation.
O Christ, let me as Your servant die off on this Rock, this Rock of Thy
Word. Lord God, let me stand as David and them warriors of old who
stood for David. Let me stand for this Word today while I see It's
rejected by the denominations. It's laying up here in a little retreat
somewhere. O God, I–grant that we'll have strength and courage and the
Holy Spirit to stand, for the hours are getting darker and darker. But
let us always remember that You're present to turn on the Light at any
hour that You wish to. You can turn the Light, Father.
So we pray, as You said, "Ye are the Light of the world." Grant, Lord,
that our Lights, who are of Your servant, will shine so bright to the
others, that they'll see the Light of the Gospel as we live it, Lord,
day by day, reflecting to them the Life of Jesus Christ as He was on
earth, full of humility and sweetness, yet with the Word being lived
right through Him. Grant it, Lord, for we're looking to You, the great
One with the switch in the hand. You hold the world in Your hand; You
hold all things in Your hand, and uphold the world by Your Word. O
Father, let us receive the Word, will You please, Lord. Let that be the
testimony, the desire of every heart in here.
And, Father, as we sing these hymns… As David sung the hymns, they
become prophecy. They were prophecy, and You recognized them prophecy.
As we sing it, Lord, let it be in our hearts too as we sing "We'll Walk
in this Light." Let it be, Lord. This is a beautiful Light; It's the
Word; it's Christ living among us, not what He was, what He is. And we
know what He was only reflected what He is. And we pray, Father, that
the people will understand and walk in this beautiful Light. We ask in
And while we remain standing just a moment, I want us to all sing. Now,
in here there's Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic; this is a mixed up
audience when it comes to denominational.
Now, remember, let it be known that I'm speaking nothing against the
people in these glares, but I've proved it to the Bible they are
glares. If it wasn't, Christ would be doing like He promised to do with
them. See? But they refuse that. See? And when you get there, what do
you find? A join the church, recite a creed. And what does it come out.
Come to the end of the road, you find out it was a false mirage. Christ
is the Word; He is the Light. Live now while you can live.
You live for something. What are you living for? So you can die. Every
one of you, what are you working for? To eat. What are you eating for?
To live. What are you living for? To die. So why not live to live. Why
not live to live. Then the only way you can live is accept the Word,
"'Cause man cannot live by bread alone (what we make out here with the
sweat of our brow), but by every Word that comes from the mouth of
God." Now, the Word of the mouth of God is being vindicated right here
before us by the Holy Spirit. Live by It, won't you?
Now, I want while we sing this again, let's just each one just stand in
our place, reach over and take ahold of somebody's hands and say,
"Brother, let's walk in this Light," while we sing "Walk in the Light,"
will you? Pray for each other as you put your hands together while we
sing it together, with closing our eyes as far as possible.
Now, let's raise our hands.
Oh, let's sing it out now.
With our heads bowed now, remember, when Israel was in their journey
eating new manna every day, they walked in the Light of a Pillar of
Fire. That Pillar of Fire was Jesus Christ. The Bible says It was. And
today He is with us. We have It; we know He's with us, the same Pillar
of Fire, doing the same things that He did when He was here on earth to
fulfill His Word.
As we go from here, let's remember, keep that song in our hearts as we
go to our homes, as the wheels hum a song. Before you eat your dinner,
bow your head and thank God for sending forth light to bring food upon
the earth for your physical body. Then thank God for sending spiritual
Light, His Word, that He might give Food for the soul, "For man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth
Keep singing this hymn to yourselves in your home, among your people,
and meet us back here about 6:30 tonight for the prayer cards and so
forth. We'll see you then. Until then, bow your heads. I'm going to ask
Brother Neville if he'll walk up here now, the pastor, and dismiss us
in a word of prayer.