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The Chief Sign

Posted: 01 December 2013

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The Chief Sign

This December, I have two articles to write but I am not sure which one to write first. So I have decided to include both subjects into at least an introductory passage in this article. Thereby giving a snapshot, a preview and briefly enlarging on the Revealed Word of our day as to what is to come. How to expect it to come. What are the signs of the soon Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to take the Church home to the heavenly mansions He promised His disciples. There has to be a preparation, like a Bride adorned for her  Bridegroom at the appointed hour to her new home, a special home planned before the foundation of the world, a place in the Kingdom of God. How great is His promise and how great will be His return.

The Signs of the soon Coming Back

There has to be a forerunner of this second coming as John the Baptist was the forerunner of the first coming. Indeed, when Brother Branham was baptizing his 17th convert out of at least 500 to be baptized. As they waited on the banks of the great Ohio River as of old, they were waiting at the banks of the Jordan River…Jesus came to John. In our day, on June 11th 1933, (the eleventh hour calling for the wedding supper), at about noon, (additon: Notice it was also around Noon that Joseph came to his brethren in Egypt, with little Benjamin Gen 43) the same Star that guided the three wise men appeared and a Voice rang out loud and clear to the prophet and to those who could hear: "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun MY first coming, so are you sent with a message to forerun my second Coming".

Now the message and the messenger are the same, you can’t dissociate the man from the message nor the message from the man. It was clearly a commission, of that Great God Jehovah Saviour, Jesus who was the MY in this Voice and He spoke about His Second Coming showing that He had first come to John the Baptist.  And what did John said about himself ? The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight the path and bring forth meet (fit) for repentance. So was this message ringing out loud and clear, it was hark the herald angels singing of the closing chapter of this world, which Satan had ruled for nearly six thousand years from the fall in the Garden of Eden. There is a great redemption coming. The oncoming storms of judgment and the glory train to the sky.

Yes, the messenger had come, spoke and built up the store houses.There were 33 years of plenty from 1933 to 1965. These message are as fresh as they were spoken. A believer saw this and posted an article from the magazine Catch The Vision of Voice of God Recordings. Here is the account  of the article in 2007 and I know who they were speaking of, the brother who is still translating the sermons into Chinese:- 

One of these Chinese brothers recently traveled to Jeffersonville to help translate and record messages into the Chinese language. His family was also able to accompany him on this trip. While in Jeffersonville, they attended a few services at the Branham Tabernacle. On Sunday morning, the tape 60-0301 He Careth For You was played. At the end of the Message, Brother Branham called the people to the altar. This brother’s daughter felt compelled to come forward. As she hesitated for a moment, the Voice of God rang clear in her ears when Brother Branham spoke the words: “Would you walk and come right down the aisle now? Come right down here and stand. A young woman’s coming, perhaps either…I suppose Chinese woman, coming down now to make her public confession that she needs Christ.
God bless you, sister.”

The Voice of God is as real today as the day It was spoken!

I have been to Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, about three times and there were not that many Chinese in those days and yet, at that particular moment when this sister from China visited, when the sermon of 1960 played, just about the time she hesitated to surrender her life to the Lord, the altar call came out so clear to her as if the prophet was calling out only to her…What joy and what anticipation of the power of the Spoken Word.

The Restoration of the Word

Yes, before He comes, the Word has to be restored. Who is the one ordained to do it? A theologian? The churches? Or the politician? What saith the scriptures? The Word must come to God’s prophets and they are the ones ordained to bring forth the Word or the Revealer of God’s word, the breaking forth of truths. The Scoffield bible listed about 13 mysteries in the bible which must be revealed. Strangely, it excluded the needed Revelation of the book of Revelation, the symbols and the mind of God in brining future events from the days of John the Divine to the fulfillment of the times of the Gentiles, the engraft, the branch  that was grafted in, to go back to the original branch. In addition to those listed in Scoffield, we have these not listed but truths as well.

31-2    That's some of the mysteries that this angel is supposed to wind up, all the mystery--all the mysteries of God... And the other one... May I say this with reverence, and not referring to myself, but referring to the Angel of God.

 
The serpent's seed, that's been a hidden mystery all through the years.
The grace straightened out, not disgrace, but real true grace.
No such a thing as an eternal burning hell. You'll burn for millions of years, but anything that was eternal had never beginning or end, and hell was created. All these mysteries.
The mystery of the baptism of the Holy Ghost without sensation, but the Person of Christ performing in you the same works that He did. The mystery of water baptism, where the extreme trinitarianism has brought it into titles of Father, Son, Holy Ghost,
and the mystery of the Godhead being fulfilled in the baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ according to the Book of the Revelations, that the church in this time was to receive. There's some of the mysteries.

The Pillar of Fire returning back. Amen. That's the thing that is supposed to take place, and we see it.
The Revealing of the Word includes the Revelation of Jesus Christ in the last book of the bible.

Indeed, Brother Branham was commissioned to preach all the chapters of the book of Revelation from chapter 1 to 22. He covered Chapters 1 to 19 in detail and sums up the last three chapters in sermons such as Future Home of the heavenly Bridegroom and the earthly Bride, Modern Events made clear by prophecies and Anointed Ones at the end time and many more. What were the seven golden candlesticks, the stars in His hand and One like unto the Son of Man walking amongst the candlesticks. What were those lights that shone like Brass and the seven churches, what were the thunders and what are the Seals. Who was this ill famed Whore that sits on many waters whose judgment is going to be very severe who was made drunken with the blood of the saints? Who was that women who fled to the wilderness and times and time and the half were given her for refuge and respite? What about the three woes, the series of seven sevens of plagues, the trumpets and the vials?
 
Seven Stars
Seven Candlesticks
Seven Seals
Seven Thunders
Seven Trumpets
Seven plaques
Seven vials

Today, you go into Youtube and listen to some of those who think they got a handle to reveal these mysteries. Instead, they speak of Aliens and UFO’s, the lost world of Atlantis, the Giants Nephilims who were supposed to be fallen angels, the so called "new world order" and the mystereious but wondrous structures of huge pyramids and marking stones…huge monuments. And you ended up more confounded and confused than to really understand the bible because they start to bring in the book of Enoch or the Gospel of Judas to substantiate some of their foolish expositions. No, God had spoken already through His own choice of whom He will send.  Start right and you will end right. Start with the serpent seed and find out who the son of perdition is and you will know who is the Antichrist and what will be his end.

The Chief Sign of the Seventh Angel Prophetic Ministry

This then is the chief Sign of His soon coming, that He has kept His Word and gave us a prophetic ministry in a humble person, born in a log cabin. The Angel of the Lord hung over the crib and startled the mother. Like Mary, she knew this was not an ordinary birth. Too young to be taught, she kept all these in her heart. He saw his first vision barely three years old and heard the distinctive Voice which he came to know later on in years, to be sent from the presence of the Almighty God. Whose early life was nearly snatched away by Satan but the Sign is for all to see. This then was the sign God wanted us to know, to understand that He is the One keeping His own promise. He is the one who will bring to pass in the beginning of restitution of all things. The black mother of a boy dying from syphilis who was comatose prayed fervently that her son will not die a sinner. She spoke the key words praying to the Lord, she said, Lord, I am like the Shunnamite woman and you gave me a wonderful son. Now he is dying unsaved, where is your Elijah.

"Where is Your Eljah!"

Her prayer grounded the plane carrying the prophet over Memphis and it was forced to land. All continuing passengers were lodged at a classy hotel. Morning came and the prophet thought to post some letters before going to the airport and took an early morning walk like Enoch.
 

The Voice said, keep walking…..his mind told him he is going to miss the plane as it was getting towards boarding time. But the Voice said keep walking. Soon he turned into a neighborhood where the poor quarters were and there greeting him at a gate to a humble home was an aunt Jemina type,  her back wet with the dew, as she was waiting there for hours since four o'clock in the morning.  Who was she waiting for? It was to be a white man with a tan hat as she dreamt of his coming to her house. Seeing the prophet coming near, she said “Good morning Parson (pastor)”. Puzzled, Brother Branham asked her, how she knew he was a pastor? She told him of her dream and her prayer.

Entering the humble home, the prophet felt more welcome than any of the richer homes or palaces he had visited, because surely this woman knew her God, for hanging simply on the wall was the sign, God bless our humble home. All she was expecting was that her son will be saved before he dies, but the prophet asked have you heard about my ministry, praying for the sick. She was not really interested in that because she knew if her son was saved, she would meet him again in heaven. Mine, what a house and what a moment… Eijah and the Shunamite woman, they are meeting in the twentieth century again. He asked her to pray, because all her son was mumbling was hmmp…hmmp, it’s dark, it’s dark in here. She told the prophet the son was thinking he was lost at sea and getting nowhere in a rowboat. Mine, when she prayed, Brother Branham knew that she had spoken to God before, so moved that when he too begin to pray, he told the Lord was this the reason why he was told to keep walking so that he can come pray for this poor boy?  Here is the account of it :-

"But somehow You led me down this way; I don't understand. But I'm putting my hands on this boy in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, and asking for his life to be spared."  And then no more the prayer had been made, I heard him going, "Um," said, "Oh, Mama."  She raised up, said, "What do mama's baby want?" Said, "Mama, it's getting light in the room, getting light in the room."  She begin crying; I raised up my hands, begin to offer praise. Up off the bed come that big healthy boy, restored to his normal condition".   

The story did not end there, because after a few months, about two years, as he was passing through the same area in the railway station getting down at the interval to buy a cheaper burger to eat rather than from the train cafeteria, a porter with a red cap on,  called out to him in his southern hip language, " good morning parson,. Ya don’t remember me do you? I was that boy who you prayed for in that house, almost dying but what’s more, I am healed and a Chrstian now! Hallelujah. I am saved!"

What a wonderful testimony to proclaim…saved…delivered. The fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. His mother’s prayer grounded the whole plane. Not only that, the prophet was still on time to catch the flight, it was final call…..Yes, there is going to be a final call one of these days………….the sign has been given.   

THE.SUPER.SIGN_  SHREVEPORT.LA  V-17 N-7  FRIDAY_  63-1129
  40      Prophets are the chief sign. God's chief sign is a prophet. Now I'm going to speak a few minutes about that. They are His Word made manifest for that age, and that's the reason a prophet is always God's chief sign. He has never sent a judgment upon the earth without first sending a prophet. Just see, and search the Scriptures. A prophet is the chief sign of God, to His people, that He has sent this person, this certain person, like Noah, like Moses, and--and Elijah and the prophets. He sends them to manifest the Word for that age, to give His people a warning.
41    Just the same as He sends a cold spell upon the ducks, to run them from the North to the South; continuity in nature, continuity in the Word, He never fails to do it. If it takes cold weather to run them down, next year it takes cold weather to run them down. If it takes hot weather to run them back, the next year it takes hot weather to run them back.
  42      And when God gets ready to send judgment, before He sends judgment, He sends a prophet and manifests His Word, vindicates the Word of that age. He did it in all other ages. He promised to do it in this age. And He will do it in this age, regardless of what people says about it. He'll do it, anyhow, because He cannot break His continuity. It's the way He planned, He always does it the same way. He never fails to do it like He did it at the first time.


Sure the prophet was the chief sign. Never doubt it. Because they spoke the Word of God and the Word of God is God, its is eternally settled. Isaiah prophesied that a virgin shall conceive. Seven hundred and twelve (712) years later it was fulfilled. God spoke about the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, that conflict that started with Satan in heaven brought down to earth, about, the heel of the seed of the woman bruising the head of the seed of the serpent, some nearly 4,000 years later that the Word came to pass between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. Or about Daniel’s visitation by Gabriel, one of the chief angel who instructed Daniel on the ending of time till the Judgment Throne. And Malachi promised that He will send us Elijah before the Great and Dreadful day of the Lord. That is yet to come when there is full restitution inclusive of the Jews. For the Gentiles, this Elijah spirit has to reveal the book of Revelation to us and what it all means. Seven times seven of everything into perfect order.

The Teaching Rain before the Harvest Rain as we wrote in the previous article.

That Teaching rain must come back on the church before the harvest and the tares must be bundled in their world council order while the true Church hides in the precious Name of the Lord Jesus, a strong tower and the righteous run into it and are safe. It is safer than all the nuclear bunkers combined as man made objects will fail but His Word cannot fail.

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  24      And remember now, as I typed His ministry, see. First, the prophet of Galilee, everybody believed Him to be a prophet. But He was a "prophet," to heal the sick, but when He went to tampering in with the Pharisees and Sadducees, and their traditions, then He become a "madman." They said, "He is crazy." They wanted nothing to do with Him. And it finally led to His crucifixion.
25    And that's the way it's always did. Down through the Bible, it's done the same thing. And it'll have to do the same thing this a way, being it's God. It'll have to come to that very end, a time. But you'll never crucify a Message. You might crucify the messenger, but you'll never crucify his message if it's from God, 'cause it's the Message. He's just a bearer of the Message.
The final stage of restoration of the Bride Tree and the Fig Tree putting forth’s its buds.
 The Church started with the Apostles and Paul as it travels as the Sun which means the light, riseth from the East and sets in the West. The church progresses from Israel, to Middle Asia, to the European continent of Italy (Paul in Rome), France (Ireneus), Germany (Luther), United Kingdom (Wesley) crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the East coast of America, the new found land. In Indiana and Kentucky, God raised the mighty men of His army to soften the ground for the Teaching Rain to come via His chosen prophet, with a gift of healing but more importantly the restoration of the Word, the faith of the Pentecostal fathers.
 Mat 24:27-28
 (27)  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
 (28)  For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.


The return of a ministry in the Spirit of Elijah and of Moses, which is the Spirit of Christ.

From Adam to five fold ministries today, is the ministration of the Spirit of Christ. He is found in Adam, in Abel, in Seth, in Enoch, in Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Elijah, Daniel, and yes, all the prophets. Because all scriptures are inspired where holy men of God moved by the Spirit wrote the Eternal Word. Since it is God's Word, it shall not return to Him void but each Word shall be accomplished and its intended purpose and objectives fulfilled. No mystery today is left unfinished after the Revelation of the Seals, Trumpets, the end time in this day except those mysteries which belongs to God alone, such as the mystery of His Second Coming where we do not know the day nor the hour, but we do know the signs of the times. This gospel, this good news must reach every person on earth and when the last elect seed is found, it will signal the end of the gospel to the Gentiles and returned to the Jews, or Israel, to call out the remnant of the Jewish group, the 144,000. These 144,000 are from the tribes of Israel alone and bears no relationship with the Gentiles engraft, because these 144,000 have their family tree traced back to the twelve tribes of Israel. However there are two tribes not included, namely Ephraim and Dan because of the sins of Jerobaoam in building a false altar in both Dan and Bethel. Like King Nebuchadnezzar who thought it was himself who war great, that it came upon him to be given the heart of a beast until seven times, signigying the seven church ages of the Gentile period because he came to his senses and his kingdom restored to him.

The end of all things, the interpretation given to Daniel in the Medo Persian Palace.

During the time of King Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel interpreted the dream of this great king, who was the king of kings, the head of gold in the image of this dream, the beginning of the Gentile Kingdom. The same vision was given to Daniel again and again even during the time of Darius, the Medo Persian, whose representation was the arms of Silver. But down to the end, the last one who was neither a king nor a dictator, spoke great sweling words, and even has the power to change the times and season, in ruling the lives of men and made war with the saints and prevailed against them. But the Ancient of Days came and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High to judge this evil man, this son of perdition and his armies which followed him.

You can find these all spelt out in Daniel 6 and 7 and the Book of Revelation chapters 17 and 18. In Chapter 13, he was the one who gave power to the image of the beast to speak.

Dan 7:25-28
 (25)  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
 (26)  But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
 (27)  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
 (28)  Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
 Out of the sixfold purpose of the chief angel Gabriel's visit, only one out of the six is fulfilled, to seal up the visions and prophecies. The rest of the fives are yet to come.
 Dan 9:21-24
 (21)  Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
 (22)  And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
 (23)  At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
 (24)  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

 The we can shout and sing, Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder........consider all the world thy hands hath made....I see the stars, the heavenly wonder, and can only proclaim, my God how great thou art!

Indeed we can sing :

 
Saints will sing redemption's story with their voices clear and strong,
When the redeemed are gathering in;
Then the angels all will listen, for they cannot join that song,
When the redeemed are gathering in.

 REFRAIN:
 When the redeemed are gathering in,
 Washed like the snow and free from all sin,
 How we will shout and how we will sing,
 When the redeemed are gathering in.
 


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