For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

    ZECHARIAH 2:8

Bringing Fruits meet of Repentence

Posted: 17 January 2015

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What a year 2014 was. It slipped away so quickly with so many world events that caught the attention of the citizens of the world, the most serious of which was the mysterious dissapearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8th, which brought in search endeavours from all the big political powers and yet they could not find the plane nor explain its dissapearnce. And MH 017 shot down for no reasons but by paranoid para-miltary forces with access to sophisticated destructive bulk surface missile, on the 17th of July. Yet there are many strange coincidences such as MH 17 being shot down on 17th July.

It is so close to home because we were once part of Malaysia. We remember Silk Air MI 185 Dec of 1997 and SIA SQ006 on 31st Oct 2000 too and the helplessness we all faced in such catastrophic accidents. And in December 28th, when people were remembering the great earthquake that destroy Bandar Aceh in Sumatra on Boxing Day in 2004, an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea near the Belitung Island due to the possibility that the key pilot was trying to fix some fault in some device as was claimed.

There were 155 passengers and 7 crew members in AirAsia flight QZ8501. The three Malaysian flight numbers when added together make 8888. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members  on board MH 370 and 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board MH 17. It's inaugural flight was exactly 17 years ago, on 17th July 1997! This makes a total of 701 lives that perished in one year, the worst kind of air commercial casualties and that of only one country.

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It is definitely a year unlike the initial earthquakes in divest places in the beginning of 2014, men's hearts failing for fear and the recent annexation of Crimea causing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia and the NATO block once again starting to sanction the Russians for taking detente one step deeper into an abyss which the world may not be able to climb out of.

Yes the tares are being bundled and the wheat is ready for the harvest. Soon perhaps the history of the earth will enter her final drama with the warning that men are evil continually. The prophet told us there is but only one safe place to be and that is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus  came almost 2,000 years ago to warn us of this final calamity and told us He is the way of safety, the true Saviour and yet the world created imaginary superheroes like Captain America, Avengers and Superman instead.  For those who heed the Word of God, a safe passage is ensured. For those who wants to gamble away their lives, they who claimed there is nothing to Him, that they will take their chances and face the consequences like those who perished by water when God sent Noah to warn the then known world the oncoming consuming flood and they thought nothing of saving themselves. God knew they would do that because the Ark was built just for those animals with the right instinct to enter the flood and 8 family members of Noah himself.

Of course they were bluffing themselves and lost their lives. Today, the same warning has been given by the only Gentile prophet known in history, Brother William Marrion Branham and what do the Americans and the world's citizen do? They laughed and they scorned.  A boy whistling in the graveyard acting brave to tell those dead around him that he is not afraid.....It was Solomon who said it is better to be in the house of mourning than the house of the merry hearted because the former reminds us of our fragility, our temperal soujourn in this world that our life span is limited. It is a pity that there are some who toil day and night just to enjoy the temporary trappings of this world and not wanting to accept that there is more to this life. Many lost their lives looking for the elixir of long life when it is here all the time. Available and close at hand. It is just one step away from death into life. Repentence.

Without true repentence, and confession in the Lord, there is no salvation. Acts 2:38. Repent and be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you and household. Looking back, I took the courage to speak to both my mom and dad about Christ and they accepted Him and were baptized accordingly.

Praise be the Name of the Lord because I know I shall see them again as the prophet was given that preview when he was also caught up to meet his loved ones, his wife, Sister Hope, his daughter, Sharon Rose who died as a baby but in the region of the bless, she was a grown woman, beautiful and speak to her dad as a grown up (Eternal youth) rather than as a baby. What a joy to hear that it was not a fable, that it was real. As real as we when can feel each other hands when we shake our hands and give our blessing "God bless you" to each other.

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«  353       †        I was laying there thinking that, and all at once there was something happened. Now, you know, and all of you are acquainted of the vision; and if this was a vision, I never had one like it (See?), and I've had them since I was a little bitty boy. And all at once something happened, and I felt myself leaving. I thought, "Oh, oh." And I--I thought, "I--I've already died (See?), and I'm--I'm gone on." See? And I got to a place; I thought, "I believe I'll look back." It was just as real, friends, as I'm standing right here. And I turned around to look back, and there I was laying on the bed. I was stretched out, laying by the side of my wife.
I thought, "Well, it's probably a heart attack." See? I thought, "Well, see, I just died instantly," which would be a fine way of going. So I thought, "That's a heart attack. I didn't have to suffer." I looked, and I thought, "Well, now that's strange, there I lay right there, and here I stand here."

«  358       †        So I turned, and it looked like a great big, like a great big field like or something, just great spreading field of bluegrass. And I said, "Well, I wonder what this is." And all of a sudden, as I looked, here come thousands times thousands of young women, all in white robes, hair hanging down to their waist, bare-footed, and they were running right towards me.
I thought, "Now, what's this?" I turned around and looked back there, and there I was. I looked up this way; there they come. I bit my finger. I said, "I--I--I'm not asleep exactly," but I could feel. And I said, "Why, something here's funny." And these women all come running. And I never seen such pretty women, and they all come right up to me. And when they run to me... You know how I've been, kind of... They call me a woman hater, but I'm not. See? But I--I just think a good woman is a--one of the--is a jewel. But I think one that is no good is, as Solomon says, "water in your blood." So I certainly ain't got no use for--for a ill-famed women or smart alecks.

«  363       †        And so these women all come; they started throwing their arm around me. Now, that's unusual. You know, I wouldn't stand for that. So... And they were... Now, I'm going to have to say this in a way that... I'm--I'm in a mixed crowd; but they ev--they were women. They were women, and they--they hugged me, each one, and said, "Our precious brother." And one would hug me, and then the other one would hug me. I was standing there looking, and I thought, "Well now, what's this?" See? And they was standing there. And I thought, "What's happened?" I looked back down, there I was laying right there on the bed; and here I was standing here. I thought, "Now, that's odd. I--I don't understand it." And them women holler, "Oh, our precious brother," then hugging me. Now, they was every bit in feeling, women.
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«  366       †        Now, forgive me, sisters, as I say this, 'cause... But you listen to your doctor; and if we ain't got clean minds, then we're not Christians. I don't care... I've always lived clean; God knows that. When I was a little boy, the Angel of the Lord told me to not defile my body, smoke, or drink, and that's been truth. By the grace of God, I've kept that. When I was a sinner, I didn't run around with women. And so... But any man that lets a woman hug up into his arms (him being made up of cells of male and her a female), there's a sensation. I don't care who you are; now, don't tell me you're not if you're healthy as a person. But not there, because you don't have any more different cells. You'll never sin there. There was a change. There's no more than just a brotherly love to them women.

«  370       †        Although in the grace to be looked at, I think a--a woman, a nice woman that holds herself right and walks like a lady, she's a--she's an example of a jewel on earth. I--I like anything that's graceful, and I think a--a woman that holds her place and tries to be a lady is a--is a stature of honor. I do believe that; and I think one that isn't, it's just like the--the Christ and the antichrist: same thing. I--I like anything that's natural...

«  371       †        Like a pretty horse, and he just stands in a stature of a real pretty horse, or anything like that. A pretty mountain, pretty women, pretty men, anything that stands in the making of God, and I always admired it, and these were perfect. But no matter how much they would hug me up into their arms (And they were women; you understand.), but there could never be no sin. The male glands and the female glands both was gone. Thank the Lord. They were my sisters completely.
I looked and I begin to... I--I looked at my hands. I seen they was all so young, and I looked; I was young, too. And I... And losing my hair as a young man, putting carbolic acid on it, a barber did, and took it all out when I was just a boy; and it's been always a kind of a thing to me, that I--I--I get a cold so quick, because that my scalp's still soft, you know, and the roots of the hair is still there, but it was burnt by carbolic acid, and the hair can never grow. See? And I went, my wife, when I--long years ago, and got me a hairpiece to wear--a little piece of hair, put on, cover my head up, but I was always ashamed to wear it because it looked like it was something false, and I didn't want nothing false. And so I thought, "I'll just put me on a stocking cap." And then I did for a while, you know what they did? They went to calling me "Bishop" then, said I wanted to be a...?... I just said, "Let her go." So I just suffer out with a bad cold and let it...
But I... You just raising them windows, anything, and that little air come across like that, boy, I got it.

«  378       †        And I'd went to a doctor and asked him what did he thinks. He said, "Well see, your pores--pores are open. You're sweating from preaching. That air comes; it--it puts a cold germ up here in the mucus; and it runs down over your throat. The next morning you're hoarse. That's it." And--and so...
Oh, my, you fellows that's got hair, you don't know how thankful you should be. And... That--that is right. See? And I found out then... I'm going to have... one of these days if I don't get my teeth, I'm going to have to have some of them, and so,... or either do without them.
So if a fellow--if a fellow... I wouldn't think it would be any more for a man, if he wanted to, to wear a hairpiece than it would for a woman to wear one of these mouses or rats or ever what they put in their hair like that to make it up. See? But--but 'course if you do, it depends on what you're doing it for. See? It depends on what you're doing it for. And so...

«  382       †        But however, just standing there, I felt up, and I had my hair again. My, I was young, and these--all these young... And I thought, "Well, isn't this strange? Here they are," and they was all run... And I looked coming, and I--I seen Hope coming; she looked... You know she died at twenty-two. She was still just as pretty as ever. Many of you remember her, them big dark eyes. She was German, her black hair hanging down her back.
I thought, "Now, when she gets here, she'll say--she'll say, "Bill." I know she will. I know she'll say "Bill" when she gets here. I was watching, and every one of these women coming, hugging me and saying, "Our precious brother, we're so glad to see you."

«  384       †        I thought everyone dressed just alike, but they had their hair different, you know, red hair and black hair and blond hair, and--and they was coming by, but they was all young. And when she got to me, I thought, "I'm just going to see what she says." And she looked up at me, and she said, "Oh, our precious brother." She hugged me, and she just went on. Some other woman come, hugged me next.
And I heard a noise, and looked over this way, and here come a bunch of men, young fellows, all the age of about twenty. They had dark hair and blond hair, and--and they all had white robes on and bare-footed, and they run to me and begin to hug me and hollering, "Precious brother."
I thought... and I turned back around, and there I was still laying there. And I thought, "Why, now, this is strange." And just then a voice went to talking to me; I never did see the voice. It said, "You have been gathered... See, you have been gathered to your people." Then some man picked me up, set me way upon a big high thing like this.
I said, "Why did you do that?"
Said, "In earth you was a leader."

«  390       †        And I said, "Well, I don't understand this," and that voice talking to me. (I never could see the voice. Now, It was just above me, talking to me.) I said, "Well, if I have--if I have passed on, I want to see Jesus." I said, "I... He was so... He was all my life; I want to see Him."
And so, he said, "You can't see Him now. He's still higher." See, it was below the altar yet (See?), the sixth place where man goes (See?), not the seventh where God is, seventh dimension, the sixth. And they were--and they were all there and they was passing by, and I said,... Looked like there were actually millions of them. I never seen them... And I set there. These women and men still running by and hugging me, call me brother.

«  394       †        And I set there, and then a voice said, "You've been gathered to your people like Jacob was gathered to his people."
I said, "All these my people? Are all these Branhams?" He said, "No, they're your converts to Christ."
And I looked around, and there was a real pretty woman run up. She looked real... They was all about the same. She threw her arm around me, and she said, "Oh, my precious brother." She looked at me.
I thought, "My, she looked like an angel." And she passed by, and that voice said, "Didn't you recognize her?"
I said, "No, I didn't recognize..."
Said, "You led her to Christ when she was past ninety." Said, "You know why she thinks so much of you?"
I said, "That pretty girl was past ninety?"
"Yeah," said, "She can never change no more now." Said, "That's the reason she's saying, "precious brother."
I thought, "Oh, my, and I was afraid of this. Why, these people are real." They--they wasn't going anywhere. They wasn't tired being there. And I said, "Well, why can't I see Jesus?"
He said, "Well now, He will--He will come someday, and He will come to you first, and then you'll be judged." Said, "These people are your converts that you've led."
And I said, "You mean by being a leader, that I--that--that He will judge me?"
He said, "Yes."
And I said, "Does every leader have to be judged like that?"
Said, "Yes."
I said, "What about Paul?"
He said, "He will have to be judged with his."
"Well," I said, "if his group goes in, so will mine, 'cause I've preached exactly the same Word." I said, "Where he baptized in Jesus' Name, I did too. I preached..."
And the millions screamed out, all at once, said, "We're resting on that."
And I thought, "My, if I only knew this before I come here, I'd make people come here. They can't afford to miss this. Why, looky here..."
And then, and he said, "Someday He will come, and then... Now, in here we neither eat, drink, or sleep; we're just all one."

«  407       †        Why, it isn't perfect; it's beyond perfect. It's not sublime; it's beyond sublime. There's no name can, you can't think... There ain't no word or the vocabulary to say it. You've just arrived; that's all. And I thought, "Well, this--this would be perfect. And then, what are we going to do next?"
He said, "Then when Jesus comes, then we're... And He judges you for your ministry, then we go back to earth and take up bodies." (Well, I--I thought about it then; that's exactly the Scripture.) Said, "Then we go back to earth and take up bodies; then we eat. We don't eat here, neither do we sleep." Said, "We eat down there. But we go back to the earth."

«  410       †        I thought, "My, isn't this wonderful." Oh, my, and I was afraid of it. Why was I afraid of dying, to come to this? Why, this is perfection, plus perfection, plus perfection. Oh, this is wonderful. See, we're right under the altar. See, that was it. We're right under the altar, waiting for the coming (See?) when, He go get the ones that was sleeping--in the--the bodies sleeping in the dust, to raise us again. Come by, raise us up--like Jesus come through Paradise and brought up Abraham, Isaac, and all them, you know, was waiting in the first resurrection. They entered into the city and appeared to many, perfectly Scriptural. A vision was there or whatever it was, it was perfectly Scriptural.
And then I said, "Well, isn't this wonderful." And then I thought, "Isn't that wonder...?" And I heard something nicker like a horse. And I looked, and my little saddle horse that I used to ride, little Prince (I thought so much of him.), here he was standing there by me and put his head over on my shoulder to hug me like I used to give him sugar, you know. He put his... I put my arm around him. I said, "Prince, I knowed you'd be here."

«  416       †        I felt something lick my hand. There was my old coon dog. When--when Mr. Short, down here, poisoned him, I swore I'd kill Mr. Short for it. I was about sixteen years old. He poisoned him, give him a dog button. My daddy caught me with a rifle going down to shoot him, right in the police station. And I said, "I'll kill him." And I said, "Well..." I went over to the dog's grave. I thought...?... him, I said, "Fritz, you been a--like a companion to me. You clothed me and sent me to school; when you got old, I was going to take care of you; now they've killed you." I said, "I'll promise you, Fritz, that he won't live." I said, "I promise you he won't live. I'll catch him on the street sometime, walking; then I'll run right over him." See? I said, "I'll get him for you."
But you know what? I led the man to Christ, baptized him in Jesus' Name, and buried him at his death. I got converted about a few years after that. I seen things different then. See? I loved him instead of hating him.

«  418       †        So then, but however, there was Fritz standing there licking me on the hand. And I--I looked... I couldn't cry. Nobody could cry. It was all joy. You couldn't be sad, 'cause it was all happiness. You couldn't die, 'cause it was all life. See? Couldn't get old, 'cause it was all youth. See, that's what... It was just perfect. I thought, "Oh, isn't this wonderful?" And the millions... Oh, my. I was right at home. See?
And--and just then I heard a voice and it cried out, said, "All that you ever loved..." (Reward for my service). I don't need no reward. He said, "All that you ever loved, and all that ever loved you, God has given to you."
I said, "Praise the Lord." I felt funny. I thought, "What's the matter? I feel funny." I turned around and looked, and on the bed my body was moving. I said, "Oh, I don't have to go back, surely. Don't--don't let me go." But the Gospel had to be preached. In just a second I was on the bed again (See?), like that.

«  423       †        No more than about two months ago, that... You heard it read in the--in the Business Men's "Voice." It's went all over the world. See? And Brother Norman, in here--I suppose he's in here somewhere tonight, he translated it off there and sent it in pamphlets. It's went everywhere. And ministers wrote in, many of them, and said... One here that... I'll just tell this very one. There's been hundreds of them, of course. This one man said, "Brother Branham, your vision in the Business Men's "Voice"..." And I appreciate Tommy Nichols. Although he isn't with the Business Men no more (I don't know why, but he isn't), but he put it in there just right. When I said... right there in that trinitarian magazine, he said, "Where I... Where Paul baptized in Jesus' Name and commanded the people do the same, I've done the same," see. He put it just the way it was. See?

«  426       †        And so then I--I thought, "My..." And this minister wrote in and said, "Brother Branham, your vision..." Which it could have been a vision. Said... Now, I don't want to say translation. If Paul... If I was caught up into this first heaven and seen that, what about Paul that was caught plumb up into the third heaven. What that... He said he couldn't even talk about it (See?), if he was caught up. If it was a catch-up, I don't know; I can't say. I couldn't tell you.
But this minister said, "Brother Branham, your vision sounded very Scriptural and all right until you s--talked about a horse being there." He said, "A horse in heaven?" Said, that... See that ecclesiastical man-wisdom, mind. See? He said, "Heaven was made for human beings, not horses."

«  429       †        Well, I set down. Billy, my son, here, put the letter right here in the old church office, about three or four months ago. I said, "My precious brother, I'm surprised at your wisdom, but--and your knowing of the Scripture. I did not say that I was in heaven. I said it was in a place like paradise, because Christ was still above." See? But I said, "If it might satisfy you, now, you turn over to Revelations 19, and when Jesus comes out of the heavens of heaven, He's riding on a white horse, and all the saints with Him are riding on white horses." Right, absolutely. Absolutely. And up in that same place, there was one looked like an eagle, and one looked like an ox, and oh, my...
Why, my, where's them horses that come got Elijah? Just goes to show you (See?), the human mind just wants something to pick on. That's right.

As I hear Satan's Eden tonight, the prophet told us why we are placed on earth. To show love one to another. So how can we show this love if we keep away from fellowship and don't even want to meet to talk about the Lord, but instead some chose to condemn rather than to love. Have they really repented of their sins...Why do they feel so righteous and igdinant and intolerance of others... Is it because they are still insecure? Don't they have the confidence that God will keep His Word to us! That the meek shall inherit the earth? I rather be meek than haughty. Because when we are haughty, we will certainly not receive this promise of God, that the earth is given to the meek.

Stay humber the prophet warned us in the message of the Sevneth Seal. He said don't try to be somebody because we are not. We are the same as far as God is looking at us, His children and each is treated equally. There is no some big man amongst us, and that coming from the prophet. Here let's read it together. Better if we can hear him because no man is more sincere than this. You can feel it in his voice, the certainty of what he said. There is neither a doubt nor a reservation. Believe the Word and you shall be saved.

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«  355       †        And now, you won't... Remember, let me exhort you again. Don't say, "Thank you," to anybody at all. Don't say... Thinking some minister or something, some mortal man, there's anything good about him, 'cause there's not; I don't care who he is. There's nothing good to any man. That's right. If there's a whole bunch of trumpets laying here and one of them had to sound out a certain music; it's the man; them trumpets are perfectly mute. It's the fellow that can sound the trumpet, that knows what he's going to do, that picks up a trumpet. The trumpet has nothing to do with it. The sound comes from the intelligence behind it (That's right), so all trumpets are the same; all men are the same; all Christians are the same.

«  357       †        There's no great man among us. We're not great men, not great women--we're all brothers and sisters, all the same in the same bracket. We're no great. One don't make one greater than the other one--not a thing at all to do. No, sir. But we're just all human beings. Don't try to interpret the things. Don't try to do anything more than just live a close life, giving praise and honor to Jesus Christ. Everybody understand that now? Amen. Love Him with all your heart. Do you do it?

I did not finish this article and went on to sleep. In the morning when I woke, I remembered a dream. I cannot recall the dream but there was a person whose name came up distinctly as a Karate expert who was relied upon to save someone from a gang of terrorists. The newspaper praised his fitness and vigour.  In the dream he was still alive and yet his name came up in the local orbituary just a week ago. And yesterday, a similar orbituary of  a prominent doctor, a professor whom I knew well and admired. My business life was very much linked to him. He helped me with a testimonial, a professional reference to vouch for my eligibility to take the International CCE certification 1987 in St. Louis USA.  Both men were aged 79. The professor was the kindest of man and I did not know that he was a Christian until I saw the orbituary. Yes, how fragile is our life here on earth. How are you going to spend it?

And again, just when I was fully awake, I remembered an unusual incident of a lost Siamese cat. A beautiful cat which I only see in picture books. I and Brother Jonathan went to Changi Point hoping to revisit the Nasi Lemak stall but ended up eating the noodles and drinking coffee  seated at a table overlooking the open field. That there was a commotion and a few, at least 3 well dressed gentlemen and a lady in business dress were in pluckered eyebrows over something. They were looking for a lost siamese cat! There was a $1,000 reward attached to it and obviously this group of business people were discussing about the cat which probably either belongs to their boss or someone of standing. Significant for them to leave their office to look for the cat just around 5:30 pm!  The hawkers told us there was a cat caught in the tickets of the torny bush and pointed us to the reward phamlet. A local malay man decided to call and apparently no one did before him. I told Bro Jonathan to let's watch this drama out.....to be continued



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