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Turn On The Light
All right. Is this theâŠ[A brother
says, âThis is your
microphone.ââEd.] This is the main
one? Thank you, sir. [âThis is
the live microphone.â] Yes,
sir. All right. I see they was getting a little rebound back there, and
soâŠMorning, friends. Can you hear me all right back
says, âYes.â] That stopped it. Thank you.
am certainly a privileged person, this morning, to come here at this
platform, after such noble testimonies has been given; to try
just a little more with what they have said, to bring
blessings to us as
weâve enjoyed this morning. Now, I noticed some of them were veryâŠ
amplification system rebounds a sound. A brother says, âI think weâre
have to put it, this, in the middle, Brother
right, sir. Is that better?
some of the man here, how they have spoke, and most every oneâŠWell,
here had a real bright, brilliant testimony. How I appreciate that,
testimony for the Lord!
weâre going to approach the Word.
I, this week, I have purposed in my heart not to keep people
these two or
three hours, setting, listening to me. I tell you why IâI do
Iâm uneducated, and I only can speak by inspiration. Now, a
man thatâs got
an education, when he is inspired, too; but he can explain
talking about, by his education, draw out words that will let
know what heâs talking about. Without an education, I have to
of nature and express through the inspiration that I have. And
it pretty hard, sometimes, for the people to really to
understand. We find
that I was very disturbed about it until I found in the Bible that God
same manner, same ways.
notice, like John the Baptist, when we donât have any record of his
education, and then, when heâwhen he come out of the
wilderness, he begin
to speak to theâtheâŠhis congregation, church of that day. And
how he expressed it. He said, âYou generation of snakes.â See,
he was used to, nature and the wilderness; other words,
slippery and slimy, and deceiving. Now, some other man might
able to have brought down some word that would have said
some word he could have used to express that. But John used the word
âsnake.â I think everybody understood what he talked about.
then he said, âDonât begin to think to say within yourselves, that, âwe
to this and we belong to that,â cause
you, God is able of these rocks here,â see, see, not some other great
some. âGod is able of these stones.â He expressed it in nature.
also, âThe ax is laid to the root of the tree.â Some good
brother, with that same inspiration, might have said, âHe will
annihilate.â He said, âThe ax is at the root of the tree.â
annihilates it, anyhow, see, so heâhe knew that it was. He
just had those
expressions, for perhaps he never had any schooling.
us bow our heads just a moment.
have requests here for prayer. Which, that is my ministry, praying for
sick. Iâve got some requests in here, some very outstanding
I know there is many in here. And if there is some, this
would like to be remembered? Well, if youâll just raise up
your hands to
God, say, âIâŠâ Now just hold your requests while we pray.
Heavenly Father, we are now approaching Thy Holiness, through the Name
Holy Child, the Lord Jesus, to ask this petition, of each of
thatâs wrote out their requests, that I have it here in my
hand. Especially this brotherâs young, beautiful daughter
thatâs been torn
up in that accident. I pray for that child, Lord. And I pray
for all the
other requests. And the ones thatâs secretly to us now, only
to the one
that raised their hand; but Thou art the infinite God, and You
motive and all of our requests. We pray that Youâll answer.
promised it, we believe it.
we ask now that Youâll take these few words that we shall
inspire them to us, Lord, as we wait upon Thee. May the Holy
nigh unto each one, and reveal to us the interpretation of the
we ask it in Jesusâ Name. Amen.
the microphone, a brother says, âBrother Branham, could we make a test
if it would work?ââEd.] Yes, sir, brother, just help yourself.
right. While Iâm turning now, I have aâŠ
to be I could remember my Scriptures and things, without having aâa
since Iâve passed twenty-five, that donât work so good. I have
it by writing it out. Now were goingâŠ
that better? Can you hear that better? No. In the back, theyâre shaking
heads. MaybeâŠ[A brother says, âYou have to stand right in
it.ââEd.] Have to standâŠ[âRight in front.â] Right.
And how would this
be like this, can you hear that?
How about that, that
better? Fine. Thatâs good.
I wish to call your attention toâto Isaiah 42:1-7, and also to Matthew
my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I
my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the
shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the
bruised reed shall he not break,âŠsmoking flax shall he not quench: he
bring forth judgment unto truth.
shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment unto the
earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
saithâŠthe Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched them
out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out
it; he that giveth bread unto
the people upon it, and
spirit to them that walk therein:
the Lord have
called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,âŠwill keep
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light
openâŠblind eyes, to bring outâŠprisoners from the prisons, and
them that sit in darkness out ofâŠprison house.
now in Saint Matthew 4, beginning with the 12th verse, we read this.
when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into
Nazareth, he come and
Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, of the borders of
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the
land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea,
Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them that sat
in the regions of the shadows of
death light is sprung up.
that time Jesus began to preach,âŠsay, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven
Lord bless His Word! Now my subject this morning is: Turn
On The Light. And
just as quick as I can, so you can be out for this next appointment
will be in about forty-five minutes.
know, Mr. Mc Anally, I think he is present. I seen his truck
ago, we were setting, one of my first trips here to Arizona, to go
hunting. We were setting out here near the superstitious
had heard of it for a long time, and heard many of the legends that had
told about the Superstition. I remember looking for it, the
first time; it
was before day, and a great ghosty shadow hung at the east of
was known as the Superstition. I had heard about the Indians,
wouldnât go near it, how they were afraid, how the Spanish had
them in the early days when they was hunting gold. They
claimed that evil
spirits lived in it. All this stirred my curiosity. But I only
flashlight, to see the Superstition, first.
then I watched until, after a while, the majesty of the sun begin to
the darkness. And when it did, it separated the darkness from
and pressed the darkness back. Finally, she raised to her
over the top of the mountain, and it showed Superstition just what it
was. It lit up and showed what it was. And all the spooks and
fears that I
had of the Superstition, when the sun was shining in its power
all fled away.
sun is the king of all lights on this earth, in the natural
matter how much artificial light that we can have, and how many great
rays we can produce; when that sun rises, all the rest of them
the same thing it is with the Word of God. When the Word of
God rises, all
superstitions, denominational fanaticisms and things, spread
away, and it
shows it just exactly what it is. God, in the beginning, said, âLet
light.â The Light only comes, the true Light, the king Light,
comes by the
Word of God. God separated the light from the darkness, in the
beginning. And the Word of God, made manifest, always
separates the Light
from the darkness.
can rise up with this, that, or
the other; isms
can rise, Communism, Fascism, and all other isms can
cults, whatever it might be, might rise. But when that king
Light of the
Bible raises up, all superstitions and thingsâŠBut, you see, we know
but until Itâs a vindicated, proves Its Light; then we have no
argue against That, because It shuts all other light
out. Jesus said, âLet
every manâs word be a lie, and Mine be the Truth.â His Word is
over all manâs words, over all, anything. His Word is Light.
we know that in the beginning it must have been foggy and dismal and
the world was turning, and when God knowed that He had a need
light. Now, His seed was already in the earth, because He had
there. Now He needed light to bring forth that seed, to make
live, because the seed was already there.
like it is in each age, God has foretold us what would take place in
age. The only thing He needs is the manifestation of the Light
of God upon
that Scripture, to make it live for that age. JustâŠ?âŠAnd it
will do it as
long as the Light can get to the Word. If the Word is
make it live if itâs a promise for that day.
might plant wheat at one time, or grain at another time. Some
than anothers, because it depends on the season.
Word comes in season, the law and the grace, and so forth, as weâve
down through the ages. And, each time, itâs lit up by the
the Light spreading forth theâthe Life thatâs in the Seed.
the Word of God, the sun shines today, because the very sun that weâre
is Godâs Word made manifest. This very sunlight that we see
nothing but Godâs Word, when He said, âLet there be light.â
what if He had said, âLet there be light,â and there was no light? Then
wasnât God spoke. When God says, âLet there be,â there will
so we find out that the sun that we now are enjoying is the
Godâs Word spoken in Genesis.
we realize that Godâs Light of the day is His Son. The one was s-u-n;
is S-o-n. S-o-n is the Bible. He wasâŠ âIn the beginning was
the Word, the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.â Hebrews 13:8, âHe is
yesterday, today, and forever.â Itâs the Word of God, always.
Christ in Noah. It was Christ in Moses. It was Christ in David
up, as a rejected king, upon the city; where, eight hundred
Christ set there weeping over a city, being a rejected King, just like
was. Itâs always the Spirit of Christ. And the full
Godâs Word was made known through Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God.
life can come outside of light. Light produces; light produces
can be no lifeâlife outside of light, natural or spiritual. There must
only Light can come by the Word of God. Godâs Word is the Light when
manifested. Itâs just a Seed laying here, as God planted all
bodies was on the earth before theâŠwell, well, before there was any
any life here, or anything; the calcium, potash, petroleum,
light, whatever, it was hereâwas here when God created the
earth. It only
taken His spoken Word to bring it into existence, just like it
life, or tree life, what, or whatever life there is to be.
can live, natural or spiritual, without His Light, and His Word is
when He sends His Light and makes It known to the people, and then It
rejected, then what about that? Thatâs what we want to talk
morning, is: rejecting this Light, by them Itâs sent to,
rejects just like
it was then. âBehold My servant, Whom I have delighted in.â
Heâs the Light
to the Gentiles. Heâs the Light to the world. He was the Light
world, but He was rejected. Thatâs the sad part.
it meets that condition every time that God manifests His Light, the
itself rejects that light. Why? Itâs written right in the
age, God has lotted so much of His Word for each age, and He always
somebody to manifest that Word.
had been prophesied for four thousand years, that He would come,
when He come, He manifested every promise of Messiah. But yet
of the world, the churches, and so forth, knowed nothing about
âcause they had done got in some other thing that kept them away from
This. Now what if aâa man justâŠ
take the natural part. What if a man, that is born here to walk in the
that sun, what God has created for him, and, the first thing
you know, he
shuts his eyes, runs into the basement, closes the door, pulls
shade, and just refuses to recognize the sun is a shining? He
privileges. He denies its warming rays, its life-giving
denies the light that it spreads so he can see where he is going, where
from. He denies that. What would you say to a man that pulled
shades, or run into the basement and closed all the light off,
everywhere, and just simply refused to recognize the sun was
shining? There is something mentally wrong with that person.
that. A natural mind will tell you there is something wrong
person, that he is, heâsâheâsâŠSomething has happened to him.
He has lost
so is it in the hours that we live, when a man will cover himself up
kind of aâof a excuse, to actually recognize the Gospel Light
shining forth as It is today. When a man deliberately turns
away from It,
goes into something and pulls down the curtain, say, âI donât
there is something wrong with that person. There is just no
way of getting
around it. There is something wrong. Something has happened to
him. And we
find out that there is so, so much of that today.
Jesus was all the inspired prophetsâ testimonies. And all
was brought to Light in His age, that had been prophesied for His
lit up every candle of Word that was in the Bible, that was prophesied
Him. âA virgin shall conceive.â She did. All
right. âHis Name shall
be called Counsellor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Everlasting
was. âAnd the eyes of the blind shall see.â They
did. Everything that was
prophesied of Him, happened when He come on earth.
why the people could not see that, that wasâŠIt seems strange to us now,
we are looking back through a rear-view mirror. But did you
ever know, if
you keep looking back that way, youâll wreck? Letâs look whatâs ahead
what they were doing. The reason that they did that, because they were
in a glare of another light. There were living in the glare of
of another day.
thatâs what I believe is the matter with the world today,
because we are trying to live in a glare of a light that shined in
day. A glare is a false light.
like a mirage on the road. We go down the road and see a mirage. Itâs a
conception of the sun. And when you get there, it hasnât
produced a thing
but something false. Because, you cannot walk in the glare of
sun, because itâs a mirage, always showing you something there
when people try to tell you that Jesus Christ isnât the same yesterday,
and forever, theyâre leading you into a mirage. Thatâs
all. And when
you get into church and join church, some cold creed or something like
that, there is nothing there, no more than what you had in the
me tell you. Donât refuse the Light of the Gospel of Jesus
brings the warming rays of the Holy Ghost upon you, makes you a new
Christ Jesus. Donât try to walk in some glare of another
that glare might have been all right in the other age, it might a-been
right for them.
proved so in the day of our Lord Jesus. He was the Scriptural Light of
day. He was the Light. He wasnât the Light until He come on
the earth to
vindicate the promised Word. You know, He said there, âJohn
was a bright
and shining light, and you loved to walk in his light for a season.â
because John had been prophesied by Isaiah, seven hundred and twelve
before his birth, that, âA voice of one would be crying in the
wilderness.â And then also Malachi, the last of the prophets,
years before his coming, in the 3rd chapter of Mal-âŠof
Malachi, he said,
âBehold, I send My messenger before My face, to prepare the way.â
was John on earth, making that written Word live. He was the
voice of one
crying in the wilderness, and he alwayâŠalso was preparing the way
Messiah. And Jesus said, âYou loved to walk in his light,
because He was
that light, bright and shining light.â
John, he said, âNow I must decrease, my light must go out, because
have served my time thatâs prophesied of me. Hear ye Him! He is the
Him.â It living in that day, it proved this.
the Jews thought that they were worshipping in the true
thought they were worshipping, this same God that they were turning
down. The very one that they thought that they were
worshipping, they were
crucifying. They were making fun of the very God, and making
laughingstock of the people, the very God that they thought
I say this with reverence and respect, but to bring
Light, because, as our
brother said a while ago, weâre living later than you think we
are. One of
these days something is going to happen, itâs going to be too
people will take on the mark of the beast, not even knowing what
doing. âBlind lead the blind, they all fall in the ditch,â
Jesus said. And
weâre living later than we think. Many honest people follow
that, not even
knowing what theyâre doing.
the hour is at hand now when the Light is shining, the Gospel
Its power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, manifesting
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He
lotted that for
this day. The things that He promised for this day must happen in this
day. If the church wonât accept It, God is able of these
stones to rise
children unto Abraham. Heâll get His Message over, because
done it. He always will do it.
thinking that theyâre walking in the Light, the traditions of the
fathers, and, the first thing you know, theyâre walking in a
glare of a
light, not the same Light, rejected the very Light that they
claim to be
works thoroughly vindicated Who He was. Jesus said, Himself,
Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life, and
They are They
that testify of Me. Who can condemn Me of sin?â He said, âWho
that I have said anything, or any claim that I have made, that
Heavenly Father hasnât vindicated that through Me?â Has proved to you
was the Light of the hour, because it was all prophesied that
should be this way, and here bloomed to Life, but their
separated them from the real Light of the Word.
Sadducees, Herodians, and whatever might be, they had got the world so
up, like they did in all ages, that they could not see the
real Light. It
put their eyes out. They was used to walking in the glare,
âNext day itâll
be this, and tomorrow itâll be this. Weâll
join this, and itâll be that. Weâll
join that.â We find itâs a false mirage.
Christ is just as real today, to a human heart, as He ever
was. His power
and His living Presence is just as real today as it ever
was. âLo, a
little while, and the world wonât see Me no more. Kosmos, âthe order of
world,â wonât see Me no more. Yet, ye shall see Me; for Iâll
be with you,
even in you, to the end of the world. The works that I do
shall you do
also, even greater than this shall you do, âcause I go to My Father.â
great promise is today. The world is as blind as they can
be, but there is
a âye that shall see Me,â and thatâs what weâre trying to get
the full Gospel, mean, is to express Jesus Christ in the power of His
resurrection, and all the fulness of His promises; that the
manifest these things and make them right, that God has
promised, and He
will do it. Yes, sir.
had been thoroughly a vindicated by theâthe Word and by the works that
doing, but none of them wanted to believe it. Proved His Light
Word! The Word said it, âSearch the Scriptures.â
their traditions that they were living in, a glare of another
said, âWe believe Moses; Moses who we believe. We donât know whence
from. Whereâd You get Your education? What can You prove that
works testified Who He was, if theyâd have only read the
Bible. They was
reading It, but they couldnât see It. âMy works identify Me.â
man is knowed by his credentials, the credentials of the Word of
he is sent by the Word of God and with the Word of God. Same in every
canât live by yesterdayâs light. Yesterdayâs light is history. We know
about it. You canât get warm today by the sun that shines
Thatâs whatâs the matter with the churches today. Thatâs
whatâs the matter
with the people, theyâre trying to live by what happened
canât warm by a painted fire. Certainly not, it has no heat in it.
sun has no heat in it.
sunlight is sent to the earth, in the natural, to ripen the grain for
advancing harvest. Each day brings forth a new sun. The sun
today, bringing the wheat up, in Canada; that same sun, well,
hadnâtâŠdidnât have no more sun than that, this coming July or
could never ripen the grain. Itâs got to be stronger and more
each day it grows and matures, to bring the grain on.
if the grain, itself, if it begins to mature, the grain comes
on, if it
stays right with the grain, it only builds the grain. Each
day, the husk
around it, theâthe part calcium and whatever goes in
it, builds right into
the grain, as the sun gets stronger.
you take the sun that shines in August, and put it on the wheat today,
kill it. Certainly, you canât do that. It must come in its
must Godâs wheat and grain ripen just in the season, the season Itâs
in. But how could a sunâŠWell, a wheat would die, the fruits
die, by the sun that lives today, that shines today,
oncoming harvest is ripening. The grain should mature with the light.
the thing is, today, the church grain donât want to mature. It
stay like it was back in Moodyâs time, Sankey, Finney, Knox,
were all right, they were the light of the hour.
this is another hour. This is another day. This is the
advancement of the
Gospel; Itâs coming to its maturity. So we canât live in what
Wesley said, or some of the rest of them. Weâre living in the
predicted for this day. Weâre in the Seventh Church Age, not
the third or
fourth church age. The grain should be able to receive It. If
it falls off and It means nothing to it. The grain is matured
Light if it goes ahead with the Light.
should the church bring forth the bread of each age, that
that, âMan shall live by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of
Bread that we need is in the Bible. It is the complete revelation of
plan. Itâs the complete revelation of Jesus Christ. We add
nothing to It,
or take anything from it; whosoever does, his name will be
taken out of
the Book of Life. We donât need any creeds to add to this.
just the way Itâs supposed to be. We donât add nothing to It,
from It, preach It just the way It is, and God is, will manifest
promise that He promised, He will manifest it just the
same. Weâre not
supposed to take from It or add to It. Just leave It the way It is.
you see, today, we find the people like it was somewhat in that day
trying to live back in a glare. The church should ripen as the
ripens, âthat man shall live by not by bread alone, but by
every Word of
God, the Bread of Life.â Not just part of the Words; every Word of God,
age! Just donât stay and eat beans and potatoes all the
is other things goes with it, as we go on into the full course of Godâs
Dinner thatâs set before His people, the power of the Holy
rejoicing of It, of the power and the Spirit that has been
works that I do shall you do also. Because I live, you live
promises that Jesus made to His church, and yet today we find
trying to go way back into some other age thatâs gone by.
age, it was a great age. He saw the faulty of the Catholic church, saw
communion. That, that young priest, he saw that that was
wrong, âit wasnât
the literal body of Christ,â it was a piece of bread thatâthat
blessed. And he saw that, âthe wine wasnât the literal Blood,â
represented the Blood. So he protested the thing because the
hour of that
time was there. And no matter how many priests they had, and
they had, God got a hold of a man that could make the light
Amen. He accepted, âJustification by faith,â and he made the
light of the
Lutheran age shine. After that come along, that lived its time
come another time that the church should get away from its sins, and be
sanctified. Along come John Wesley, a little Anglican man from
England there, that belonged to the Anglican church, but he
saw the light
on the Gospel. It was the hour for that Philadelphian Age to come
forth. And when he did, he preached the second works of grace,
sanctification by the Blood of Jesus Christ. There was nothing
in its light. He was considered a fanatic just like Luther
was, but he
protested all the rest of them was, and shined forth the light, because
the light of the hour. God found a man, John Wesley, who could
turn on the
found onâŠand also a Luther, that turned on the light for that age.
along come the Pentecostal brethren. They come back in their age, of
restoration of the gifts, restore back the gifts, of speaking
the gifts of healing, and things to the church. Now, they did
what the Scripture said they would do, and, when they did,
it. Thatâs exactly right.
did you realize weâve moved on from that? We are in the Bride
selecting time, the time that (the Bride) they said we would
the caterpillar left,â said Joel 2:28, âall the caterpillar left,
palmerworm eaten; and all the palmerworm left, the locust
one of those organizations, if youâve read the Seven Seals of the
one of those reformers went forth and preached the Word, but left
off. Then what did they do after the reformers over, and the
to dim out? Instead of walking on into further Light, they
it. And when they organized it, âWe believe this Light. This
is the Light! This is It.â What
did they do?
Wesley come right on and moved away from them.
did Wesley do? He organized after him, and hisâhis brother, John
Charles, and along come Asbury and those, and, after their
organized what was called the Methodist church. What did they
rejected further Light. They just said, âThis is
Light. This is It.â
come along the Pentecostals and showed them up, that God still sends
baptism of the Holy Ghost. He still brings down His power of
which theyâve denied. What did they do? Walked right away from
because it was another light.
is it now? Weâve passed around sixty years, the Pentecostals has
organized, âWe are this, we
are that,â and God has
walked right away from it; out in yonder, and bringing forth a
Elect, out of that group. Which, thereâll never be another church
Philadelphian Church Age was Wesley. And the Laodicea Church
Age is the
Pentecostal organization, which all goes right straight into the mark
beast. Thatâs the Bible, as this brother was saying a few
That is true. Right. Theyâre, all them organizations, because
to walk in further Light. They organize themselves, and
believe this.â When God does something, check it with the Scripture.
Pharisees said, âWe have It.â The Sadducees said, âWe have It.â But God
It! God has turned on the key and showed the Light. It was
Itâs always been.
Catholic church rejected Luther. Wesley rejected Luther. And so also
Pentecostal rejected Wesley.
the Holy Spirit today is rejecting the Pentecostals. Youâre
as formal and cold as the rest of them. Everybody can see
that. I love
you. Youâre the closest thing there is to the Bible, I know of, thatâs
with you. But, listen, open your eyes and see the day that
weâre living in! Itâs
time for the key to turn again, and a Light to come on, to take out a
Tree. The Bible said, in Malachi 4, âHe would send forth and
the original Faith that was with the people.â He promised it.
always done it. He sent His Word, and the prophets came
because the Word
came to the prophets, and they had the Word and made It live.
organizations and systems of the time turned them down, every age, so
do it today. God is just as able today to rise a man now as He
He never did raise the organizations. Ask any historian, look
history; when an organization organized, it died there and never raised
again. God speaks to individuals. Right.
God promised to do it again in the last days, and that Heâll
do. What God
has promised, that He will do, to turn on a Light that can a vindicate
promised Scriptures of today. Jesus said, âAs it was in the
Lot, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man.â You
show, you see
what theyâre doing. Look at Jehovah, what He has done, our Father has
everything in position.
is Lot down there in the world, down there in Sodom, with all the sin,
lukewarm. There is a messenger down there preaching to him,
is Abrahamâs group, the Elected, pulled out, the one with the promise,
truly for the Son. Lot was looking for a son, also, but not in
that Abraham was looking for him. What happened? Just before
God come down and manifested Himself in flesh, and declared that He was
Word, for, âThe Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword,
discerner of the thoughts thatâs in the heart.â Jesus said,
âSo shall it
be again, at the coming of the Son of man.â These promises are
they were spoke by the lips of Jesus Christ. Both heavens and
fail, but They never will fail. God is still able of the
stones to rise
children unto Abraham. Oh, yes!
are in our journey, are something like Israel was. Israel, in
journey, had to get new manna every day, for new manna
fell. We are
supposed not to live in the light of Luther, live in the light ofâof
live in the light of Pentecost. Weâre in another age, new
happened if they tried to keep that manna over? It contaminated. It
them. Thatâs the reason we got so many spiritual dead,
Christians. Theyâre eating a glare of another day. Theyâre
thatâs already contaminated. Just like the husk upon the
wheat, if it
doesnât go into the wheat, it goes off of the wheat. And when
rejected, there isnât but one thing to do, turned into
portion of the night, would refuse to see the Light, goes back into
darkness. So does it in the Gospel, in every age itâs been
proven to be
so. Weâre living in that time.
manna is contaminated. I hear people say, âForty years ago, I
did so-and-so.â Thatâs
right, but what about today? What about the church on fire? We
yesterday, what about the church today? What about you as an individual
today? For, yesterdayâs wonât do for today. It was all right
message was the light of the hour, like Johnâs was, but there rose a
light. So was Luther a great light, and we enjoyed him for a
there come another light that shut his off. What it ought to
blend with It; and It went on to the perfect loaf of
Bread, went on to the
perfect Manna of God. But what did they do? They organized. Man has got
it. Instead of God leading it, man and his systems got into
it, blinded it
this Bride Tree today, itâs been pruned. Any branch that doesnât bring
fruit is pruned. Jesus said so, Saint John 15. Whatâs happened
now, we see
that they been cut off, pruned off.
the very heart of the tree is right in the center of the
tree. The fruit
will always ripen, the last place a tree will ever bear fruit, is right
top of it, because itâs the freshness that comes from the
center of the
life thatâs in the seed.
a Bride Tree. Jesus was the Bride, He was a Tree. They cut Him
was the Tree of Life that was in the garden of Eden. They cut
Him down and
hung Him on a Roman tree, to make fun of Him. What did He do?
Him up the third day, from the dead. And today there is a
Bride Tree; It
started back there at the beginning, way back at the Day of Pentecost.
you people who belong to church! The Church never started at Nicaea,
Rome. It started in Jerusalem, on the Day of Pentecost,
Church. Then what did they do? Just kept organizing; and God
off the branches. Then they organized the Lutheran; cut off
the branches. Wesley;
cut off the branches. Pentecost; cut off the branches. Until itâs comeâŠ
God is going to have a Bride Tree! âAll that the cankerworm
eat and the
caterpillar eat, I will restore,â saith the Lord. Malachi 4
tells us weâll
be brought back to the original Faith like it was on the Day of
Pentecost, âthe Faith of the fathers.â We believe that it will
believe itâs time for it now. The limbs are withered and dried
up, and theyâll be taking them from the Tree, so that the
fruit can bear
itself right in the top of the Tree. Oh, my!
these lights are all right. The Church today is that light plus what it
received today. Itâs to finish the harvest. As we find out,
that the Tree
itself, orâŠThe wheat must mature with the Light, raising
itself up from a
blade to a grain, and from a grain on. It matures with the
Light. Light of
other ages only bear record of this age. The light of Luther bore a
ofâof the light of Wesley. Wesley bore light of Pentecost.
Itâs the same
light, only matured on by the Light. If the people could only see it!
ago, I was reading a little article, where the queen of England, (not
queen) the other queen, she went to see a paper company that
making such fine paper. And when she was interviewed by the
the company, he taken her through. She wanted to see how that
was made. He taken her and showed her all the great presses and
things. And in those days, they made paper out of rags. We
that. So he went into a room and opened the door, and there
but a bunch of rags. The queen, in astonishment, said, âWhatâs
man thatâŠthe president of the company, said, âThat was clothing,
See, it has become dirty. We do not throw it away, but itâs
the paper of
said, âI donât understand this.â
said, âYouâll understand it tomorrow.â
when they run these rags through the press, through a certain
cleansing, andâand a certain thing it had to go through, a
it come out, it was beautiful sheets of paper. The president
would show the queen something that she never knew. He put her
it, and pressed it into this beautiful paper. When the queen received
it, she seen her own profile in what was dirty rags,
yesterday, because it
went through a certain process.
if Luther, Wesley, and all of them, could see that, that
can only be used as it goes through a process! When the Holy
the Light, from justification to sanctification, to the baptism of the
Ghost, and now the last hour of the Coming of Christ; itâs got
in it the
profile, not of the queen, but of the King of Heaven that
Himself, as the church has become closer into the
minority, like the
ministry has to be the same kind of a ministry that He had.
who died in Lutherâs age, down at the bottom of the pyramid,
like; not a
pyramid teaching, but just for an example.
pyramid is so perfect, if any of you has been there. You canât run a
blade, hardly. Theâthey had no mortar in it, as far as we
architecture of it was so great! Now, they lost the headstone.
know where itâs at. Now when that headstone returns, itâll be
the rest of it, it will blend in with the stone thatâs left
open. If you
should put the headstone on it, itâd have to be that way.
when Jesus returns, Heâll find a Church thatâs washed, without spot or
wrinkle, and itâll be the same ministry He had. Itâll bring
my hand here, in a shadow. Itâs a shadow, only itâs darker as
becomes moreâŠItâs a negative here, a
positive here. As
a negative and positive, it gets denser; darker, darker,
finally it claps together, and negative and positive becomes one.
when Church and Christ unites together, as a Bride, with the same
was in Him will be upon Her; when that Church comes from
sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, into the last
days, and honing
her down now for the Coming of the Lord.
donât be the rough part on It, Pentecostal brother. Shine up with the
believe every bit of It. Donât get out into these ismâs and
things, as we
see going on today. Donât be astonished at that, because the
coming, crying, âAbba, Father,â pretty soon, âMy God! My God!â
believe that with all my heart.
you see it? You know what I mean? Itâs Christ now taking the
yesterday, the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and so
forth, and He is
putting it through a process. What kind of a process? A
process of the
Holy Spirit; what they had, plus; making it till He is
pressing His Own
image, when the Church and Christ becomes one in union. God,
grant it! I
trust that you see it. If you do see itâŠ
reminds me of a story, that when theâthe great Welsh revival was
great man here in the nation thought they would go over and see the
revival, what would be taking place. And as they went over, to
they see what building it was held in. When they got to Wales,
around, begin to ask about where the building was. They seen a
little officer standing on the corner, with his little tommy
hat on, and
was swinging his club around and around like that. And so
these men walked
up to him, and said, âSir, could you tell me what building the Welsh
said, âYes, sir, Iâm it! Iâm it!â Why? He was shedding forth
the joy and
the Light of the WelshâWelsh revival within him.
ought the church of Pentecost today, asking, âWho is Jesus
same yesterday, today, and forever!â His Light of His Gospel
ought to be
shining forth with the Word of this age, revealing Jesus
Christ to the
nation, just like it was then.
was so filled with the Welsh revival till he was the Welsh revival.
ought to be so filled with Christ till weâwe reflect Him in the power
Word thatâs lotted to us to this day. Brethren, donât
be stooped in
things of the world, donât, these cares that take you
away. Stay with the
Gospel. Watch every Word! Donât go back to what some father
said. Letâs go
right now what Jesus said was to take place in this day. Yes,
sir. We are
supposed to be the Light of this age, manifesting the
Gospel. Luther was
his light. Wesley with his light, Pentecost was his
light. But, weâre
farther up the road now, weâre coming into the Bride, called out, the
Elected. Remember, if you are, youâre just like that officer,
he had It in
this is the seventh church age, the Laodicean Church
Age. According to
Revelation 3, they reject Christ. Of every church age that was
in the Bible, the Laodicea Age was worst of all of them. It
out, rejected Him, put Him on the outside.
you see the moon black out, the other night, before the pope went over
from Rome to Jerusalem? Jerusalem, the oldest church; the moon
is a type
of the church, always reflecting the light of the sun, in the
the sun, and it blacked out. I drawed that on a blackboard
here, three or
four years ago, and showed the churches, in hundreds and
homes across the nation. What was it? A shadow. The first time
a pope ever
left, to come back here, come inâin the name of Paul, and so
down through those places; had to bless the river, to cross it, and so
forth. What does theâthe river need blessing?
the matter with this church age that weâre living in today? Canât you
it? God declaring it in the skies, declaring it in His Word,
on the paper, declaring It amongst the people? Canât you open
and see the hour? These are they that testify the Truth. This is the
the great ecumenical move, is going into this council up there now,
forming an image of the beast, in Revelation 17, exactly what
it said it
would do. You Pentecostal people going to sit still for that
and go into
it? The forcing hour has come.
is the time to rise and trim your lamp, and shine with the Gospel of
Christ and the Power.
know this is unpopular, when many of my Pentecostal friends set with
and things, and say, âA very spiritual feeling.â To me,
Itâs against the Bible. Let the Word of God be the Truth. Yes,
time now. We see these great moves going on in theâŠOh, it
looks good to
the natural eye, sure.
looked good to what he was revealing to the priests, in that day, all
day. But Jesus was the Light that was making the Word live,
councils and so forth had blinded their eyes to It. He said,
alone; the blind lead the blind, theyâll all fall in the ditch.â
are back to that time again, brothers and sisters. Weâre back to that
again. Notice. Why? Same cause.
find that theâthese great lights that weâve lived in, in the days gone
were all right, we have nothing against them. But, this
Age, be careful, remember, it is a Christ-rejected. And thatâs
what it is now.
great council has moved around, to unite all the Protestants together,
ecumenical move. And what is it doing? Itâs blackening out the
itself, and the Word is Christ. How can they do? When, the
Science, and United Brethren, and many of them people in other
organizations, some believe the virgin birth, some donât, some
believe this and that. How
can you join
yourself with unbelief? âHow can two walk together unless they
agreed?â Come out from among them and be separated, and take
Word and stay by It.
Christ is obligated to manifest His Word. The thing we need today is a
of Malachi 4. Another prophet will rise in the Name of the
Christ, and will produce exactly what He promised to do. Then,
will forsake It and walk right into the darkness, as theyâve always did.
now, we find out, the same cause, that today, that they
churches reject the Message, crucify the Word, take the Word
out. Now if
you donât belong to it, you canât evenâyou canât even have your church.
close it down. Youâve got to come into it. If you donât do it,
closed down. Then what about it? Oh, stand for That which is
Remember, itâs crucifixion time again, nearly.
light caused the greatestâthe greatest robbery the world ever had, in
not long ago. The greatest robbery that was ever performed,
was done by a
false light. Seven-million-dollar robbery was done by a false
slowed that train down, and Scotland Yards couldnât find the
man. They got
away with it, so slicky. That was known as the greatest
robbery that was
ever done by robbers, in the natural. It robbed the world, of
the greatest robbery that was ever done to the church of Jesus Christ,
by false light, a glare of some other age, and rejecting the
predicted for this age. Amen. False light, a glare of
walk in the glare of yesterday. Walk in the warmth of the Son
pull yourself down into a denominational shade, saying, âThe days of
said, âThese signs shall follow them that believe: in My Name
cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues. These signs shall
say, âItâs all right for the apostles; not for us.â Thatâs a glare.
said, âThese signs shall follow them that believe, to all the world.â
whatâs the matter? Walking in a glare, itâs caused the
itâs taken the Christ from the church. See, how can Christ
Hisself in a Word thatâs promised today, by some cold creed of
yesterday? It doesnât warm the Seed. No, sir. The churchâs
And, remember, that cold creed light will not ripen the Seed of
denies the Seed. Itâs the fog thatâs upon the earth, the
time for God to rise and turn on the Light again, make His Word to
Certainly, Light! That cold creed wonât ripen the Grain. It
remember, civilization has traveled with the sun.
I told you in the beginning, I have to watch parables, the way nature
runs. I havenât the education to do it; I donât want
it. Iâd rather
have what Iâve got, than all the education in the world. I have Jesus
Christ. I see Him live His Word right through, and thatâs all
I need to
if a man is born of the Spirit of God, heâll search the Scripture to
Itâs the answer for today. The answer of the day is Christ.
Christ is the
Word. When the Word comes to life, it shows the Light thatâs
today. In this dark Laodicean Age, just a few, âAs many as I
chasten, I rebuke. Repent,â Jesus said, âand return back.â
Turn to the
Word. He is the Word. Come to Him. Yes, sir.
the Light. It come from the East, going west. Weâre at the West
had three stages, didnât it? It had three stages. It crossed the water,
times. From Paul, and across the Mediterranean, come into
lit up with Luther; crossed the English Channel, over into the
and nowâŠover intoâto England; then, England, It come across
to the United States. And she has worked her way down through
message, on down through, until the last part of It is here on
from the ripening of the grain, from all the way back from Luther, all
down through the age, it ought to be the fulness of the Gospel
Power of God to ripen. The Light thatâs been shown through
sanctification, the pentecostal age, ought to ripen the Bride
Tree for the
Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ; that Christ could be
manifested in His
Church, as one Person, Him and His Wife, Him and His Bride.
Amen. This is
the hour weâre living. This is the Light of the day. Walk in It! âBe
the ends of the earth.â
glare of this day was very deceiving, Jesus said in Matthew
24. He said,
âIt would deceive the very elected if possible.â See, not
receiveâŠLuther couldnât deceive a Methodist. A Methodist
a Pentecostal. Thatâs right, see, but what about the
Bride? Thatâs what
puts the Pentecostals eyes out. Yeah. See, you went back to
your creed, to
your form, organized, and got a bunch of man telling you what to do.
Bible promises these things. We need men and women thatâs filled with
Spirit of God.
you say youâve got the Spirit of God in you, and God makes a certain
Here, how can that Holy Ghost punctuate It, say, âWell, it
might be all
right for another age. We donât believe It that wayâ? That
ainât the Holy
man thatâs filled with God, him and the Word is
one. Certainly, it is.
Itâs a product of a union, a union between God and man.
can a woman, thatâs going to be a husband of a man, contrary, doing the
that he donât want her to do? How can we flirt with the world,
denominations and organizations, and turn down the Light of the
can it be done, brother and sister? With godly love and
respect for each
one of you, how can we accept these things? How can we hear
it? It throws
right back in our lap again.
condemn Lutherans; because, they condemned Catholic. Donât condemn
âcause, he condemned Lutheran. See, like that, when you
condemn the Thing
thatâs happening today and turn from It; when you see your
into this great ecumenical move, and so forth like that,
every one, into the mark of the beast, and youâve got it. Many
honest-hearted people walk right straight into it.
say, âTheyâre good people, holy people.â
was those priests. If I had to take the holiness of Jesus
Christ, or the
fruits of the Spirit, many of you have went on thisâŠNow, no disregard
to it. I
believe every Word of it.
will say, âOh, I spoke in tongues. I got It.â That ainât It. No, sir.
of them say, âThe fruit of the Spirit, thatâs It.â Is It?
put Jesus on trial (God, forgive me) for a moment. Letâs bring you up,
be the priest. Iâll say to you, âThis young Fellow, come into
called Jesus of Nazareth. Donât you listen to Him. We believe
the fruit of
the Spirit. Now look at here, your kind old priest. He, his
great-grandfather, all were priests. He sacrificed, all his young
stayed right in the seminary. He watched, he believed, heâhe done
they ever taught him. He knows the Scripture, from A to Z. He
It, himself. Writes the Scriptures, himself, the scribes
does. And here he
is, a grand man! You know he is.
happened when your mother was giving birth to you? Who stood by your
bedside? That kind old priest. When mother and dad was going
separate, who put their arms around both and led them back to
kind old priest. Yeah.
here Jehovah requires a lamb for a sacrifice, for sin. The
they live in cities here and theyâthey sell their goods, andâand so
forth, their products and produce, and whatever theyâre going
They donât raise lambs. And what did the priests do? Made a
up there, for them to sell lambs, so this man could go in, clear his
did this fellow, Jesus of Nazareth, do? What church did He
come from? What
denomination does He belong to? What fellowship card? Weâll kick Him
out. We wonât have nothing to do with Him, because He condemns
of us. What did He do? He goes up there and takes that, where
trying to get their souls saved, the church,â as we would call
you spiritual-minded people, âHe kicked over the
table, throwed out the
change; took ropes and platted them together, and run them
out; and called
that godly old priest of yours, âthe son of the devil,â that
kind old man
that loaned you that money when you was in trouble.
is going to stand by you and bury you when youâre dead? That kind old
priest. He has got the fruit of the Spirit. But does this
Nazareth have the fruit of the Spirit?â
canât judge by speaking in tongues, neither can you judge by the fruit
Spirit. But itâs a manifestation of the Word of God, brought
Itâs the Light that does it.
man that walks in that Light! Jesus Christ was not founding upon
tongues, though He did it. He was not the fruit of the Spirit,
did. You couldnât judge it. But He believed and punctuated It,
lived every Word of the promise of that day through
Him. Thatâs the Light
of the hour. Thatâs the evidence.
a man tells me that the Holy Ghost falling in them will deny the Word
being so, there is something wrong with it. There is something
our seminaries, and so forth, when they teach man all this
brain-washed theology and stuff of today. Them man would done
against the Word of God, and lead them right into that
slaughter down there, why, certainly, itâs wrong.
speak that in the Name of the Lord! You watch and see if It isnât true,
Light, the Light of the hour!
cold creeds can never bring a harvest. Weâve got to have a
washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and become one with the Word, be the
glares of this day, Jesus said, are very deceiving, âalmost the Elected
were possible.â Just the Elected! âBut as it was in the days
of Noah, when
eight souls were saved, so shall it be in the Coming of the
Son of man.â
Very, very few will be saved at that time.
does it do? It leads right on to the slaughter. We find that in this
darkness that weâre living. Iâm closing, by saying this. In
darkness that weâre living, these days that weâre now living
Light is done turned out in the heavens, Itâs turned out here amongst,
to show us; showed by the Bible, on the Seven Seals, what was
place. And here God declares it right in the heaven, comes
right down and
declares it on earth. And the churches walking right into it!
will save that little Word-keeping Bride then? Whatâs going to
Her when She is turned out into the cold, by Herself? She
wonât be cold,
the vindicated Word of the promise this day. Oh, yes. Itâs like aâŠ
puzzling, I know it is, to people, to see the church just say, âWell,
almost the same thing.â Jesus said it would be that
way. Itâd be,
till, âIt would deceive the very Elected if it was possible.â Oh, yes.
reminds me of a fellow in Florida, not long ago. He was
talking, said he
had a Chevrolet car that went out on him in Florida, and said he took
it to the
garage. And this mechanic was going along there, and he got
together, and he couldnât get it to start. He put everything
in it, that
he could. He renewed all these different things, but,
it just wouldnât work. And he couldnât get it started. He just
and trying. The little mechanic was nervous, run around, all
building, picking up this.
the man standing, say, âIâm waiting on my car, sir. Iâm late. Canât you
said, âIâm doing all I can do,â real nervous and carrying on. And he
a well-dressed gentleman walked up and looked at him a few moments, and
to the mechanic, after he let him butt his head around a
little while, he
said, âWhy donât you just touch this? Youâre not getting any
he said, âI never thought of that.â So he just turned that
thing, ever what it was there, and he got theâthe current in, the car
turned around and said, âWho are you?â You know who he was?
engineer of theâof the General Motor. He made the thing. He designed it.
this hour, brother, when we wonder whatâs the matter with our revival,
the matter? We got the material and everything, we got the
where is the Dynamics? Thatâs what we need, to move Jesus
Christ in on the
scene. Whatâs the matter? I tell you, there is One here today,
called the Holy Ghost, that can touch the Dynamics. He is the
stand today, us Pentecostals, one of the greatest churches in the
times thousands added each year, but where is that Holy
accept it, by speaking in tongues, and we seen how itâs acted.
it, by shouting. Luther accept it, by faith, and so forth like
the Word! Itâs the Word turned on, the Light turns on the mechanics and
become Dynamics. They are Dynamics, when the Dynamics, when
comes to the mechanic. It starts the thing rolling. Thatâs
right. Take the
Word. If there is one little thing missed up, on It, it wonât
aside every weight, every ism, every creed, that the
Dynamics, the Holy
Spirit, might flow through the Word and vindicate the Word thatâs
this day; then the great Church of God will rise to her feet
like a jet
propelled plane, take off to the skies to meet her
Master. Thatâs exactly
right. Until we do that, it wonât work. Thatâs what
about. Yes, sir. Who
will do it? Who will keep it in this day that weâre thinking about?
it reminds me of another little story. Not going back to
stories, but a
friend of mine was standing in Carlsbad, New Mexico, when we
holding a meeting up at Carlsbad. And there was a bunch of people went
into this cave.
IâI never did like that stuff, down there where itâs deep, and about a
the ground. I, Iâm satisfied up here. So, they went down
through. I want
to go higher, not lower. So IâŠ
took this fellow, went down in there. And he was a man friend,
little girl and little boy went down with them. Andâand went
way down into
a big basement, oh, I guess, hundreds and hundreds and
hundreds of feet
below the surface of the earth, went down there. And the man
there by the
switch, all at once [Brother Branham snaps his
fingerâEd.] turned off
the switch. And it was so black and dark, till you couldnât
even see your
hand moving down in front of your face. A little girl, a
little thing, was
real scared. She begin to scream to the top of her voice, âOh,
Itâs dark! Itâs dark,â hysterically screaming.
little brother happened to be standing. He screamed out in the
he said, âFear not, little sister, there is a man here who can turn on
Whatâs the little Church going to do? Donât worry. There is a
today that can turn on the Light, thatâs the Lord Jesus
Christ. Oh, yeah.
The Lord Jesus Christ!
the blindâŠtheâthe rich men in the days of the birth of
Jesus, they wasnât
put out and blinded from the glare of Jerusalem when they got there,
about Him. Their theologyâtheology couldnât explain
it. But when they
turned aside, they followed It to the Eternal Life Light.
businessmen today, donât watch the glares of these organizations, but
the Word. It leads you to the Light. Fear not, little sister,
there is a
Man here Who can turn on the Lights. There is a Christ here
Who can make
His Word live just the same as He was then, vindicate Himself
the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do you believe
got fifteen minutes before the time to go to the next
meeting. Would you
like to raise your hands and say, âGod, turn the light on me, this
believe the Word. I believe the mechanics. Put the Dynamics in
Lordâ? Raise your hands and cry out to Him, âLord, turn the
on!â There is a Man here that can turn on the
Lights. We are dead, in
communism, and eat up with all kinds of cankerworms of
there is a Man here Who can turn on the Lights. That Man is
Ghost, Himself, Jesus Christ manifested in the Spirit!
Jesus, touch each one of these hands; not only hands, but run
down the arm
to the heart, and turn the Light of the Gospel on. In Jesusâ