Messages delivered by Gurudev. R. PAULASEER LAWRIE
We know very well that Bro. William Marrion Branham is the prophet sent for America before its fall. He has prophesied that Los Angeles will go down under water before glorification of the True Bride and in his 7th vision, he foretold that America will be totally destroyed into ashes before the onset of Millennium in the East.
The recent destruction on 11th September 2001 itself is an indication that God’s protection has left the country of America.
It is my duty to forewarn the believers of Prophet Branham and others through the messages given by Son of Man R.Paulaseer Lawrie about America, since July 21st 1969 after the Chicago visitation of God coming down, when man landed on the moon for the first time in history.
Very soon Mark of the Beast will set in. But Alas! You would have missed the WORD manifested in human flesh as Son of Man.
Excerpts from Message Books published between 1969-1989:-
The three memorable nights of God’s visitation in the City of Chicago on the three great moon landing days - (19th - 21st July 1969 )
Son of Man - ( 1970 )
Feast of the Tabernacles - ( 1970 )
Hidden Manna - ( 1971 )
Secret of Rapture - ( 1972 )
Last Trump - ( 1973 )
Heavenly Canaan - ( 1973)
Lord God - ( 1974 )
1986 - 1988
Introductory messages to Seven Unwritten Thunders - Volume I (1988)
Introductory messages to Seven Unwritten Thunders - Volume II (1988)
THE THREE MEMORABLE NIGHTS OF GOD’S VISITATIONIN THE CITY OF CHICAGO ON THE THREE GREAT MOON LANDING DAYS
(Place: Life Tabernacle, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A, 19th to 21st July 1969)
When a prophet comes to a country, it means that country has gone away from God and His Word (not doers but hearers only) - (Ezekiel 33:31-33; 2:3-10; 3:1-11; Hosea 2:8; 8:12-14). If you say, the prophet came to your country, be ashamed. Don’t think that you are so righteous and spiritually advanced than others. You may be rich in earthly goods, but poor in spiritual advancement. If a prophet comes, you have no right to boast about the prophet. When prophet comes to America, it means America has left God’s Word. If he comes in the Indian scene, India has left God’s Word. But why did God raise the prophet in your country? And sometimes people talk like this, they say, “West is California, East is New York, South is Florida and North is Canada. Tucson is JERUSALEM and Jeffersonville is Bethlehem; this is what they think. They forget the whole world. If God were to only think about United States, I don’t want that God. If God is telling, “Only United States people are my people,” then I don’t want that God anymore. According to God, the centre of the world is Jerusalem in the STATE OF ISRAEL (PALESTINE of all).
A man goes to the moon to take the rock. That’s the time God comes down to take the earthly clay and make it immortal (Gen.11:7). See how quickly He scattered them. This time God will quickly gather them together (all religions, countries, nations and politicians) into one. Who are you and I? The Bride. The Bride is just the clay. So this dead clay is returning to the dust. God touches the clay, and tells the whole world, “You took that rock and come down, I will take the clay and make it immortal and go up.” If Russia could challenge America, God can challenge the whole world in better ways. That is what He is going to do. So, on that day, if man could touch the moon, as never before in the history of the world, God is going to make this clay (a group of people) into an eternal thing. There is time no longer. And tomorrow, I’ll deal with another subject like that.
Now this is just a symbol that just like Los Angeles will sink down in the sea, Babylon the great, harlot of all religions will be destroyed by fire. So by fire, destruction comes, not by water. God promised I will not destroy the whole world by water, so He takes a portion of the earth and destroys by water but He is not going to destroy the whole world except by fire. When the foolish virgins see that........ when the tribulation saints see that, then they say: “Oh! We won’t bow down to the image, that is a sign that God will judge her also”. But for the Bride, when the angel... when God descends to take the people in His hand, on that day onward, Los Angeles is DOOMED. So you see if you have friends, ask them to get out of the place soon. It won’t stand very long. Los Angeles should be at the mercy of the Bride! If it does not sink at the swearing of the angel!
So my friends, now I can tell you about so many things, but what I want to say is, I am going away, but I am not going to preach in every church, but your church is open to me. So according to the Word of God, that mighty angel period is now. It descends and the signs, the Bride will find out. Clouds, eyes, flames of fire, and when He speaks, thunder will come. And that is the angel, THAT IS GOD! So in this period, here now no man can have any glory. No man can do anything. It is God’s work, God will keep on moving in His own plan and He will do a quick work because God does it. May God come..... may we be filled with His power..... Don’t listen Bride, to anybody, listen to Jesus Christ.
“The angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea and the things which are therein, that there should be TIME NO LONGER”. Rev.10:5-6. Jesus said not to sware at all according to Matt.5:34-36, but here the angel, a messenger swears breaking God’s word. Only God could do that. Just like Jesus (man) proves He is Lord by breaking Sabbath for good work. But He was not just a man.
What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah? Ezekiel 16:49-50 - “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good”. (Also Jude 7; 2 Peter 2:6-9) Also LUST - Full of Sodomites in the land.
The most important of this is PRIDE which was the cause of the fall of the Angel Lucifer. This has not only crept into the material world and also into the Spiritual sphere of the United States which is depicted as Sodom and Gomorrah, by the Prophet himself. The so-called Spiritual People are so proud and thereby blind that they cannot see anything of God’s hand outside the four walls of the United States and if God does not do anything through them and lead the whole world through them they call all the moves of God as “Phoney and Devilish", but what about the exaggerations and false reports of the Western Magazines? Even if Christ were to come to America, He has to put on an American label. When Bro. Branham visited India for a short while, the Lord took me to attend those meetings and I was a close observer of all these meetings sitting behind him in Bombay, in the Ministers’ corner. God used this man mightily and the non-Christians mostly wanting to see something great to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, fell under the power of God when the discernment gift operated through Brother Branham and Glory to God no servant of God from West had such an impact on the Indians within a short time even though the crowd was about three to four thousand (both inside the church building and outside the Methodist Church at Byculla, Bombay) daily for less than a week. God vindicated His servant but when the report came in the books published by his followers they stated 500,000 people attended the meetings. A lie in the name of the Prophet? When I pointed this out (not to belittle the man of God), but on honesty’s ground they did not care a bit at all, but persisted in publishing the same way. If one thing is wrong, how can the others be correct? God wants complete and every inch total truth, which is called “without guile.” This meeting was held in a church building belonging to the Methodist Church in Bombay. Anyone visiting Bombay can see the building and find out whether 500,000 people could be seated inside together for all the days. How can you make the Indian people believe such a lie in our own country?
If Jesus Christ were today, or United States were in Jesus’ time, the Lord would have said:
“O America, America, the vine of my planting, the choicest of my jewels, which despises the Word of God and builds temples and rejects them that are sent unto thee; how I bore you on Eagles wings and brought you unto myself to a land of milk and honey by stirring up the nest and brought your Pilgrim Fathers, fluttered over young, spread abroad my wings, took you and bore you on my wings like EAGLE but you have the name Eagle but have denied me altogether, waxed fat and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; thou hast forsaken the Lord God who made you and lightly esteemed the rock of your salvation. How often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings and ye would not! Knowing very well (how thy Sister Great Britain was lifted as a World Power by the power of God from a small beginning and fell down to such a low degree because of pride and in her height of glory sang “Britannia Rules the Waves” which God alone can do) you did not humble your heart. Behold your country, in the height of Civilization, led the Nations of the World, is left unto you DESOLATE: and verily I say unto you ye shall not be able to see me or recognize my visitation except the choicest few whose eyes I opened because of their humility who shall say “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord to whom I will give the glory which I had before the foundation of the world and will take them to the place I have prepared for them.”
Whatever happens in this world here is a shadow of the things which are to come in the spiritual life. That is the thing man does not understand. Anything happening in this world is a shadow, God said. In the race of going to the moon, you can see America and Russia competing at the same time. But Russia tried to go a little earlier. What does this signify? You know America at least pays lip homage to God: but Russia says, “No God”. But you understand when America sends the rocket to the moon, Russia sends a lifeless robot rocket without any life going around a little earlier. God also acts in the same way. The Devil is trying to get at the peak of power and God’s people are brought to the height of their power. But what do the people preach? They are preaching the message without the head. They are preaching a headless message today. That is the trouble now. “Oh, the Bride is getting ready.” But how can the Bride come without a head? You say Bride’s message, Bride’s message; that is true but without the head what is the use of two hands? What is the use of two sets of five fingers? The message that is going out now throughout America in the prophet’s name is the message without the head.
Somewhere in this world God will have touched people. They will be coming to a new realization. There is no time element for the Bride because there is no time factor for them. Because they have got something real. Then they feel something, not just jumping and shouting; they feel something different. “Oh!, it is eternity”. And that is why the Bride cannot be killed easily; it cannot be killed because it is God. And who is their leader? Jesus Christ. Look to Jesus. He is our Leader today. And people seem to think everybody is a leader though not vindicated. How many are vindicated today? Now everybody just because they were with Bro. Branham, they start telling, “we are, we are, we are”. But I will tell you, if God were to raise anybody, He would never raise him in America again. He raised the last man for you. If you don’t obey him, how are you going to obey if another man comes. Even if God Himself comes, you won’t obey.
SON OF MAN (1970)
Some people in the United States boldly say “the days of Noah will be there but Noah will not be there and the days of the Son of Man will be there but the Son of Man will not be there”. They stress only the “days”, but plainly this is because they are ignorant of spiritual things. During the days of Noah, there was a man called “Noah”. He built an ark and went as a family inside, destruction came and so on. During the days of Lot there was a man called Lot in a place called Sodom and Gomorrah and a man called Abraham outside that city and destruction by fire did really happen. If it is said as in the days of President Nixon there must be a man called Nixon. Therefore in the last days there should be similar circumstances like Noah’s days and Sodom and Gomorrah days, people will be totally for sin and completely rejecting God and there should be somebody as “Son of Man” as Jesus terms it. Oh! Bride of God, do you believe God’s Word or human thinking and human knowledge by so called scholars of the Bible but devoid of spiritual understanding.
If you read the Spoken Word books (I am not an authority but with what little I have read) as regards the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ there are certain portions I would like to mention:
(1) “So we see that it is a complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for these mysteries to be known. Therefore we are this far and the rest of it will be known right around the time that Jesus appears on EARTH again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time (the portion of the Seventh Seal edited by Bro.Branham ........ fifth paragraph).
(2) “We believe that there will be an evening light. And this evening light..... Of course, the great Light will come when Jesus Himself will be manifested here on earth or up in the heavens, taking away His Bride and then the Millennium will set in” (Christ is revealed in His Own Word - Page 38 ........... here it is earth OR heavens; doubtful).
(3) Meeting the Lord in the air is the popular belief. Bro. Branham also mentions meeting in the air in some books.
There are three ways. So there are three groups of people. The Bride, wise virgins and foolish virgins. The Bride catches the places where it is said the Bridegroom comes to the earth to take her, while the foolish virgins catch the place where it is mentioned flying in the air (a reward seeker) as she runs to meet the Bridegroom and the wise virgins (heaven or earth) are not sure where and have no faith to know for certain and cannot be in the Bride. The Bride will not miss the rapture but will get the glorified body and will shine as the sun, but are very, very few in number.
In the same way, I read in Bro. Branham’s books certain things clearly and every time you ask this from anyone in the United States they get upset and instead of agreeing, they blame you as false serpent seed and the usual term is (the prophet will throw a rope and false ones will catch) but now I feel those people did not catch anything false; but have been somewhat correct by expecting something to follow and not dead as others who feed like vultures on dead carcass. Brothers and Sisters, I am not writing this out of any selfish motive. When I first met a man who conveyed personally the death of Bro. Branham, the whole group at the Camp meeting in India cried because they love a real servant of God on God’s Word. But when we talked with some foreigners they said: “Brother, we are all gathering in Jeffersonville on Easter Day and Bro. Branham’s coffin is not yet laid to rest as we believe we will pray and he will rise up immediately and we will take him round by plane for a tent meeting”. This the Bride of India could not swallow, but yet we kept quiet.
Now when the disciples preached the Gospel, Jews and Gentiles were converted but most of the converted Jews never left the law and did not regard grace as much, while the Gentiles totally followed the Lord to the letter and knew what grace was. You will remember when Jesus asked Peter to take a sword with him, it is a sign that the converted Jews will never follow the teachings of Christ fully but to suit their convenience, follow the law to some extent. Now listen, when the people from England went to the land of promise for them (U.S.A) did they follow the teaching of Christ? They followed the Old Testament law and destroyed completely the natives by “sword” (Numbers 21:3; 31:17,18) as it was Old Testament procedure. In one way it may sound good and that God had rejected natives. But do the people realise that the sword will not keep quiet? The people now have gone much more deeply in sin than rejected natives. They that take the sword will fall by the sword, will a just God keep silent? Just imagine your stalwart boys of the United States falling dead in Vietnam. For whose patriotism? One day when I saw the Life magazine with all the photographs and lists of names of dead people, it broke my heart to see such young blood with beautiful bodies fallen on the streets as fodder for the bullets. The sword will never leave you unless you repent, Oh! America (present Sodom Gomorrah)! This is not my words but Jesus said this. Even when Peter cut the ear of the servant, Jesus warned Peter. This was not only a warning to Peter but to all converted Jews that if they take the sword they will fall by the sword.
Alright, you followed the Bible. But what about other things? When it came to unclean animals like pigs, then you came to the New Testament, to the law of the converted Gentiles and say: When you prayed and offered thanks everything becomes clean. According to God’s Word did America follow the law of Moses? When the Sabbath was given for rest and not to do anything other than God’s work, why do you spend your holidays enjoying with all the filth?
The lightning coming of the Son of man means: the Bride will be off before the time given for any formation of organisations after a big revival, i.e., three to three and a half years.
“Their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” - Rev.11:8.
This clearly shows that before the two witnesses come forth for their ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ should be crucified again (rejected totally) second time, not in Jerusalem, but in Sodom and Gomorrah (U.S.A). (This should have happened on the total Solar Eclipse on March 7, 1970). Crucifixion means no one remained even the disciples and losing all hope, denial by Peter, Judas betrayal, but this crucifixion is also spiritual not physical, as in that case Jesus had to die twice, but this time God glorifies without death and takes the Bride away before terrific judgement falls on the nations.
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it”. - Amos 8:11-12.
FEAST OF THE TABERNACLES (1970)
Here there are two points mentioned - Sodom and Gomorrah, and Noah’s days. We all know that United States of America is regarded as the present day Sodom and the Prophet (William Branham) has said that America would be destroyed by fire totally, and that this world order would be finished in 1977 as per the vision he saw. You must carefully note that U.S.A. will be like Sodom when the Son of man is REVEALED (Unveiled or disclosed). When someone discloses a certain hidden thing, that person cannot be the hidden thing. A person while disclosing a hidden thing, which is important, is himself thereby disclosed. Some Great Personality should have already revealed the Son of man and gone, as we are very close to the rapture; already one year has passed since the Bride Age started.
Many are under the impression that Unites States of America has not been mentioned by our Lord Jesus Christ. O! People of America, note the destruction predicted by Him for your country. The whole system of Gospel work in your country is based on Dollars as its foundation and not on faith which is founded on the Word of God. If you have had the Word of God as your foundation, your country would exist but now it has passed redemption. So flee and escape for your lives to God’s Word and His place of safety, as destruction will come suddenly. The present period is just like the time when the two angels visited Sodom and Gomorrah and warned the people of the oncoming destruction. When they refused, the angels had to blind them and made them unable to find the door. This being done, the angels went off with Lot and his daughters, his wife becoming a salt pillar. Dr. Oral Roberts and Dr. Billy Graham, whom people have supposed to be the two angels, will not only make the people stay in Sodom and Gomorrah with their Babylonian systems, but they themselves will not be able to come out. They are far deep rooted into the soil of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Before leaving this world, Jesus said: “The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me”. When you leave a country you are held at Customs Office; searched, questioned, and asked to declare the things carried by you. You are then either allowed to pass through paying necessary customs duty or held up if any article or currency is found in your possession which you are not supposed to carry. If you are to be qualified for the rapture, the Customs of the prince of this World will examine you and will have to pass you “finding nothing in you” of this world. How many will be qualified to pass through the Customs of this World? Do not be fooled by your “Circuit riders” or “Prosperity Preachers of World Fame” who are not tested by God’s Word. If you people would have tested everyone by God’s Word, America will not be in this position today and other countries will not be in this sad predicament towards God’s word. When the two Angels finish their work, Sodom and Gomorrah will be ready for destruction by God of Heaven and Earth.
“Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement, than for that city” - Matt.10:14-15.
We all know the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a past incident and not a future one. Jesus was sending His disciples, and they were asked to go to the cities of the lost tribes of Israel. Many cities persecuted them. He also said that they would not have covered all the cities till the Son of man comes. They were asked to shake the dust of their feet while leaving the cities that reject the message; such cities would be destroyed and the state of destruction would be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. It is said “It shall be more tolerable”. United States, one of the foremost countries for the spread of Christianity is kept unto the forthcoming day of judgement (that means they will see destruction earlier than the other cities which rejected Christ) as an example of how God’s judgement will be. Judgement begins at home - I Peter 4:17. Now listen, people of God. Was not Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed in Abraham’s time in which case the wording should be “Verily I say unto you, that it was more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day when it was judged than for those cities which reject your words and whose destruction will be worse than that”. Did Christ’s disciples preach in Abraham’s time or thousands of years later? Which is this land of Sodom and Gomorrah to be judged existing in this end-time? “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” - Matt.15:14. How can Sodom have any leadership at all? It is condemned for destruction and are you still thinking that any leadership will come from a condemned country!! Come on Bride of Christ, look up in the skies, and the clouds following the Bride will show our redemption is drawing near, and to flee from Sodom and Gomorrah. I couldn’t help shedding tears to think of the so many wonderful and very, very nice people in America who are sincerely wrong in their beliefs and expectations. “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight” - Matt.11:25-26.
O ye harlots, drunkards, murderers, godless and those who stand in the highways and byways and at crossroads of life without any religion, you have gold in you to purchase the righteousness of God without having to go through traditions and religious red tapism. Wake up, the Lord God of heaven and earth, our Creator, will transform you if only you will submit. (Read Joshua 2:1-24).
The Lord who has come down will be spiritually crucified in Sodom and Egypt. (Rev.11:8 - “which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt where also our Lord was crucified”). Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem, but this is Spiritual Sodom. So God who has come down will be spiritually crucified in Sodom and Egypt - East and West. Did this ever happen in history? This should happen before Tribulation. The two witnesses of this God coming Down in the twentieth century will shake the country of Palestine, get killed in tribulation and come to life when the voice (Bridegroom and Bride in glory) calls from heaven i.e., Wedding Supper in the air. This message will be so severely opposed that the persecution on the followers will be terrific. Nevertheless they won’t die provided they totally identify themselves with the Mighty Angel (Son of man). God who has come down will glorify them all. So let us all be bold. The message will drive away even some more. Dear reader, will you also go away? In any case the Bride will not miss the Rapture.
HIDDEN MANNA (1971)
After the Bride is raptured to New Jerusalem (Jesus Who came down on the moon landing day finishes His work within 31/2 years and takes away the Bride by stealth), there is immediately a voice in heaven saying “Now is come the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of HIS anointed”. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Almighty God and King and HIS anointed One is the Human Head of the Bride. Martyrdom (tribulation) starts after the Rapture (Moffatt: Rev.12:11 - “They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they had to die for it but they did not cling to life”). The West, in fact, should shine more than the East. The two witnesses are killed in spiritual Sodom Gomorrah and Egypt. People of all nations see the dead bodies of these two men which should be possible only through Television. This happens for 31/2 days and the people do not allow the dead bodies to be put in a tomb. These two prophets torment all those who dwell on this earth except the people of the Israel State. During the tribulation period, part of Jerusalem, the Holy City, will be trodden by the Gentiles again (Luke 21:24). (God’s time-piece shows again - a short period of Gentile power - Rev.11:2). These are the points for the reader to ponder and then judge. The two prophets shake the whole world after rapture and have power like Moses and Elijah. Since the two prophets torment all the nations on earth, it would be wrong to say that they preach only in Palestine (Rev.11:9-10). Also they prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days (Gentile calculation). They fight for the real Israelites and those Christians who live like Jews under Old Testament Law having only the name as Christians and are blinded to this move. They command rulers of countries like Russia and China saying “Let my people go” and succeed in delivering those Israelites who are held captives by mighty miracles and wonders. There were given to the Woman (2) (Jewish Church) two wings of the great eagle (two witnesses as prophets of the great eagle - the Great Prophet God) “that she might fly into the desert into HER place”. What is a desert? It is a place outside human control and organisations. How can a member of any organisation say he is in desert? It is popular religion which is called a ‘fertile country’ but to be on God’s Word and be a resident of Palestine (God’s place for His people) is the desert of safety. The Bride’s desert is in heavenly places.
They are possessed of a denominational spirit and behave worse than the political parties at the time of election; like the one now going on a year ahead of schedule here in India. If these people love Bro. Branham sincerely, they would have surely believed this move from the East of which he saw in his visions. He spoke of this clearly. I challenge these agents of the Beast - I am sorry to use such a hard term but it is a fact - like a dog in the manger they neither allow others to go in the Rapture nor would they themselves go. They are of their father, the devil - the dragon. They are not at all the Prophet’s children. Only those who have recognised this Bride move are the people who really love the God of Prophet Branham. Oh, you bunch of perverted Sodomites! Can’t you see Los Angeles rocking? Can’t you learn lessons from history? Why are you like Nero who fiddled when Rome was burning?
So the Bride has already left all bondage, traditions etc., and ceases to be a member of any organisation to enable her to be married to the Lord Jesus Who has come down ushering in a new dispensation (Bride Age). The woman has a crown of 12 stars. People take this to mean the dream of Joseph (Genesis 37:9). They must understand that there were only ELEVEN STARS and Joseph was away in Egypt when the dream was fulfilled. But here there are TWELVE STARS. These do not represent the earthly Israelites. Nor do they apply to America as she is No.13 (thirteen stripes and 50 stars). The 12 stars actually signify the restoration of the Bride-Tree to the foundation doctrine of the 12 APOSTLES - 12 stars. The Wife of the Lord Jesus Christ has left all bondage as a result of which she is able to follow the early apostolic teachings in toto. This woman being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. People usually take this to mean a normal child birth and expect the church to be delivered after persecution. Man misses everything of spiritual importance by his carnal thinking. If he diligently searches the Word of God, he will invariably find that almost everything in it is interwoven and authenticated by various alternate supports spread over from Genesis to Revelation.
When the Americans went to moon this time (Apollo 14), the Lord gave me the Third Thunder Message to type. Every time a Thunder Message goes, terrific disaster should come like Noah’s days by water. When the last Thunder Message was published, millions perished overnight in East Pakistan. Even now I had hardly typed three sheets of this message, terrific rain and thunder occurred over here, and Los Angeles was also struck by repeated earthquakes. I then discontinued typing the message for over a month as prompted by the Holy Spirit. This only means, God is yet merciful to you. He wants to allow you some time to pull you out of that cursed place. What recently happened in Los Angeles is only a warning and foretaste of the terrific calamity that is to strike there soon with shocking suddenness. There is all the more urgency now for you to heed the divine warning and get out with no delay. Oh! Dear people of God, get away from that cursed place and flee for the sake of your lives before it is too late. If you hesitate, you will miss everything which you now regard as precious, including your lives. When the impending major earthquake begins to batter California, not much will escape. All your pre-arranged plans to fly away by jets at that time won’t work. I can perfectly see Los Angeles sinking into the water like a huge millstone once for all as the prophet has predicted. If his VISION of the sinking of Los Angeles is true and will soon find fulfillment, then the follow-up ministry on this earth before Rapture about which he has clearly indicated is also THUS SAITH THE LORD.
The vindication seen in East are said to be “spurious” by many people in West, especially U.S.A. Well, what about them? Actually they are the ones who try to make mountains out of mole hills by their false advertisements and statements, all carrying only lies. All their magazines are full of “beggings”! Perhaps their God wants them to live only by begging. Show me a place where they don’t beg. I have personally attended many of their biggest meetings and that is why I am able to say all this. The Bride in India thanks God for the unceasing vindications. This is the “Day time” for her. People say that the pillars of fire could be seen only during ‘night time’. This apparently proves that they are already well on their way to ‘night time’ (tribulation). There are others who make fun of those who leave everything of this world in response to the Bride Messages. Even Lot had to leave everything although he ultimately missed the promise.
Man may legally marry another man and a woman may marry another woman - the disgusting habit of the Sodomites but not of God and His people. Every country which has allowed this ugly practice of marriage by law is a Sodomite country, ready to be burnt by devastating fire. Any country which tolerates this has to be equally punished. We read that this Man Child was snatched away to the Throne of God. The Kingdom of God has not yet been handed over to the Son of Man and the Bride. The Devil is still exercising its power. But wait a while. People are too hasty to have the power of the spoken WORD. The time hasn’t yet come for it since the Thief has to silently steal the Bride. That’s why you see no big miracles, big shows etc., which the anti-Christ is doing and will do - (Rev.13:13).
You know 13 is America i.e., 13 stripes. So the 13th verse of the 13th Chapter of Revelation must certainly mean America. The Beast will make the people see fire fall from above. So you can see the tail running after the fire and say “almost we were raptured”. “Almost” is as good as “lost”. King Agrippa said “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” - (Acts 26:28). He never became a Christian at all and was eternally lost. When you reject a genuine move of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, you allow and hold out an open door for the devil to manifest in your midst.
When Sodom and Gomorrah was to be burnt, God came down to Abraham, supped with him and promised to bless him with a son in his old age. And when Abraham did have a son, God decreed that he should sacrifice his only son. Abraham obeyed, and we know the great blessings wrought on him by God for obeying His word. “By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; BECAUSE THOU HAST OBEYED MY VOICE” - Genesis 22:16-18.
SECRET OF RAPTURE (1972)
After we leave in the rapture, then is the time for this message to go to America in a greater way. The ministry will be world - wide, and that will be done by the two witnesses. The same God who has gathered these people here will as well make these two witnesses carry the message to shine in the West. This is a dangerous ministry for the seeing and believing people. We have seen the lightning; it is leading the people from Malaya. The same lightning led the three wise men to Palestine. My dear Friends, the Lord has to open our understanding . You must know in which pedestal to place God. You must give all the glory to God; you must worship the Lord God Almighty. He is a jealous God. You can’t have anybody in the heart except that God. You know, you are called the Bride, but sons of God are different, why? Sons of God have a father, but the Bride has a Husband who has to come in the ‘Lost Tribes.” When He comes for the lost tribes of Israel which culminated with God coming down in Chicago.
Jerusalem has come into the hands of the Jews in 1967. At that time, during the June war, the Son of Man was fighting for the boundary of New Jerusalem is the western countries, and got the boundary, because the Lord promised, ‘Whatever place you travel by your leg, that have I given you.” On that day I was preaching in the Wesley Rock in Manchester. Then the Lord spoke to me, ‘you have to trample every place the Bride is.” I touched Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, London, Wales and Glasgow. I touched all over America, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, British Guyana, Venezuela. At Venezuela the Lord said, ‘I’m not taking you to any other place. I took you only to the place where the Bride is.” But today, the western people know this message is true. The trouble is, it came to a black man. But people don’t realize that the tent was covered above with badger’s skin-black. Beneath the badger’s skin is a covering of ram’s skin dyed red, the colour of the flesh.
Then the revelation has to come to the Jews in Palestine. Two witnesses first to the United States - Sodom and Gomorrah. Those who do not accept this ministry, but have accepted Branham’s Ministry, they are the Israelites. Hallelujah! They are seeing and believing people. You call Oral Roberts Ministry a big ministry? The two witnesses’ ministry is a greater ministry. They will shake the whole world. Their word is power; they will reveal the hidden ministry of the Son of Man. They will preach this message and will be killed in the streets of Sodom and Gomorrah. They will rise again. They don’t go in the rapture. Wherever people don’t listen to them, something will be shaken; they stop the rain..... The house of Judah comes here, the obedient people of the prophet. They go without death into New Jerusalem. Later on we come to Mount Olives. We see the two witnesses rise up, there is an exodus from America to Palestine. After the exodus, America will be destroyed. Then the people there will cry, now they don’t cry.
America is to join with the Catholics. Once the union is completed, it must be burnt. It will also join China. China is a political dragon and the World Council of Churches is the spiritual dragon. The Pope will help America. They come into a covenant; and one day the covenant will be broken. The only hope is in God’s word; the only hope for the spiritual and physical Bride is to trust God.
We are very close to something great. Do you remember Bro. Branham’s vision of the Bride? Don’t look back. You’ll turn into a pillar of salt. When Lot’s wife went out of Sodom and Gomorrah, she became a pillar of salt only after coming to Zoar, just at the border of Zoar. So, many people don’t know what to do. Let us all seek God; let us find His mind.
God found Abraham perfect in his generation. He never saved Lot because of Lot’s righteousness. God remembered Lot because of Abraham. God is going to save the American people, the Israelites, not because of their own righteousness, but because of the Bride. Hallelujah! Abraham’s wife, Sarah told a lie even to God. But she was considered righteous because she happened to be Abraham’s wife.
Do you know that Melchizedek, was the King of Salem? When Abraham returned from the fight Melchizedek brought forth bread and wine to him. Abraham gave him tithes. Next time how does he come? He promises a son for Abraham. After that, he comes as the judge of the earth. Abraham tells him, ‘Let not the Lord be angry. Was he talking in the same fashion as he was talking to Abraham before? So these things have to happen before judgment falls on Sodom and Gomorrah. The first had happened; the second had happened. The gift of discernment was already manifest in America. The third is happening and nearly finished. It’s the sealing of the Bride. Then the two angels will go into Sodom and Gomorrah. After they come out, fire will fall.
We’ve come to the harvest time. The Bible says, until the last minute we won’t know it. America and China are getting together now. Very soon, according to the prophet, America will be in flames. Before that, Los Angeles will go down under water. Then the great war takes place. Millions and Millions are going to fight against the promised land. Don’t worry, time is very short, but it’s hard to believe. Our chapter doesn’t end with rapture; we are only changing our clothing. It’s something like, when you enter a cold country, until then you wear warm clothing, but later change to woollen dress. So now, we are packing. This body dress will go away and Jesus will give us a new dress. That’s the glorified body. If you don’t get that body, you are a naked man. How do you become a naked man? By becoming a member of denomination.
This is the age of violence. Everywhere you have trouble; just as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were marrying and giving in marriage, until the destruction came. They didn’t know of the impending disaster. My dear friends, what we say may sound foolish to some people. They may say, “Let us see what will happen in one year from now.” You know, God’s word is true and is never false. We stand firm on God’s word. So, even though we may not see the future events now, we believe God’s word. We have seen enough of vindications; we don’t want to see them anymore. “Seeing and Believing” people also will not see. It means they are dead already.
So, if a prophet is sent to a country, and if the people there don’t listen to him, there is no salvation for that nation. Because they have rejected, the prophets were sent to the Jews. If the Jews don’t listen to these prophets , there’s no mercy for them.
So God sent a double portion to the Laodicean church through Bro. Branham. There is no hope for the people of America in that age except through Bro. Branham. If the prophet Branham was sent to India, then India must be Jewish; by that I mean, a pure stock without mixing. But Bro. Branham was sent to America, which shows that America is a Jewish nation. They are the people that are real Jews. They are the converted Jews. The world may not know it, but God knows who they are.
Man is in this sinful body. He has a thirst to seek God. One thing he wants to get, and that’s life. So God has to lead us everyday. We are now in 1972 according to the Roman Calendar. There are 365 days a year in the Calendar that we follow. But in a prophetic year, we are in 1999. So we are very close. But the world doesn’t realize it’s all going to be so soon. That’s why the Bible says everything would go on in a normal way, as though nothing would happen. But destruction would come suddenly. The People wouldn’t suspect anything until then. If destruction is sudden, rapture also will be suddenly and whatever the Bible says will have to be fulfilled totally.
“Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.” That’s Jacob speaking. The Anti-Christ shall come in the tribe of Dan. So, when Jacob sees the line of Dan, he says, “I have waited for thy salvation O Lord.”
“Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.” Good philosophers. You take Greek philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle, Aristopheles etc. They all gave good words - great philosophers. The promise to Joseph is the promise to Ephraim and Manasseh - England and America. They are the stone of the Israel. England crushed all the nations. India was crushed and English culture came in. America crushed and is still crushing. Why? Because God has promised it to them. They have the material blessings which God promised to Abraham. This will go on until Sodom and Gomorrah is burnt.
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. The Prophet will not be sorry for this remnant according to grace. Today, we may look like a foolish nation, but God cared for us and sent us a prophet, opened the word which was not opened for 2000 years. After we go away, what we spoke will be a treasure for this world. They’ll try to get at us but my dear friends, the gospel is a treasure, and the message will be a treasure to the people, when we leave. This message will go all over the world, whether people like it or not. When the World Council of Churches comes against us, this harvest will go and reap all whom God wants. The real Israel, America is blinded, because their ‘two eyes’ have not come as yet. They are ‘seeing and believing’ people. When the two witnesses go as eyes for them, then they’ll see the Son of Man whom they have missed. Now we thank God for these children whose eyes God has opened.
If they say there is going to be judgement hereafter, from that time, in Persia 15,000 people died in earthquake, hundreds of people in whirl wind in Bengal, in Vietnam 3,500 people - Americans, you still see so many bad things. Judgement has started, it will go on in magnitude. There is not much time left anymore. They will have to come running very soon. People envious of us are getting revelations. They will be coming and knocking at the door. If they get the revelations, the door is already closed. When you see all those against us getting revelations, be careful, the door is shut.
When Sodom and Gomorrah judgement began, they will kill the two witnesses. That means God has no mercy for them. If the two witnesses were not killed by them, God won’t destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. If you want America to live, tell the American people not to kill the two witnesses. But if they kill them, for their blood, every living thing that condemns will be destroyed to powder. But these two blood, the whole America will be destroyed. Everything will be decided by the two witnesses or three witnesses. What is God coming down? He is a witness. And these two of their own country they are two witnesses, after that you can’t blame God for the judgement. But hereafter, get yourself ready. Before they force you to go back to your country, our time will be over. Then you will be different. I am not going to tell what you are going to do. You will do something, the whole world can’t stand against you. You may be small but God is with you. You may be weak, but because God has opened your understanding to know the message, you are great people.
So if America still stands today, it is because of the prophet Branham. So Abraham was pleading with God, “Would you destroy that if there were five righteous?” No. So today I know some of your loved ones are in United States, Germany and other places. Why they are called righteous? Because they are on the Word, but they have weaknesses but they are on the word, but they have to come out, so God sends the two angels to bring them out by force. When they are brought out by force by your prayers, by the intercession of the Bride, when they come out, the Lord rains the fire. Total destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. You won’t find a comb there. Don’t worry. That is according to the law, God has to destroy it. But the people of God will run to Zoar. God bless you. You can see now in the Word, God sent the prophet Elijah, he came down to earth so that Sodom and Gomorrah should not be destroyed then. If Bro. Branham did not come at that time, America would be no more. That man coming it made the judgement of God to fall a little later. God bless you. Be full of love. See that the devil doesn’t attack you.
That is why America is not destroyed so far. Why? America is like the tribe of Israel whom God brought from Egypt, took from England and brought them to America and all the western nations there and make them witnesses of the whole world. You may call white man. But they are according to the promise of Israel. So they shall materialise in the East. So they shall prosper in everything and blessings everywhere. So the skin is also blessed. But you must understand this, when they left, what do they say ‘IN GOD WE TRUST”. That is the life of dependance on God. So when they captivated the country, they were exactly on the word. Then the Catholics came, the communists came, the whole thing is gone. Now it has to become worse than any other country because God has left that country. When God came to Abraham he was ashamed to get into Sodom and Gomorrah. He came with two men. But went to Sodom and Gomorrah. When he went to Sodom and Gomorrah, he stood outside the country, he didn’t go in. And these two witnesses go in, how can they be the Bride members? I don’t think he will say ‘go in and then die and come out’. That can’t be.
Some of the prophets, and Elisha knows. Elisha knew it by revelation that, it’s going to happen and the sons of the Prophets knew it by revelation. But the sons of the Prophets watch him (Elijah) taken up. So the sons of the prophets in America will also have a realization about the rapture but they are standing from far away watching it.
People say come on pray for America now the witness is gone. Your prayer can do nothing sister and brother. Because Prophet Branham could not do anything with these American people. What are these people, going out today? They rejected the light. What does the Bible say? Even Noah, Daniel or anybody comes I won’t hear them. Why? God came down in America, not in India. What did Bro. Branham say? “It will pass right through us and you will miss it, you won’t see it”. And it passed through.
But as time goes by....... now listen, I’ll give an example. Brother Branham died on December 18th, about three and a half years later exactly on June 18th 1969, three and a half years exactly I was in Ohio, that was the time the flame of fire came from my eyes. So, you can understand God is perfect according to the time, then that night the Lord spoke, “I am going to come down into this world. Prepare your body for that”. “Get ready”. No time to get ready after that, just take the suitcase, go to the car, go here and there as the spirit leads you. Exactly one month later, God comes down. One month more the moving of God. So, in the same way three and a half years is going to finish; God will move, and he won’t move while any of the false people remain here, it will make it hard for you. Why? Spirit of God is a consuming fire. You have to be humble, go to your room, seek God, become humble before God, then the light will break in you. The Gentile Age is passing. If the witness has gone, that means the Message has been carried over from the Gentiles to the Jews, no more salvation for the Gentiles. Confusion, plagues and all kinds of torments for the gentiles. Already it’s started here in India, there won’t be any stable government, men’s hearts will be falling then the rapture comes, you need not be afraid. You being afraid won’t take you in the rapture. You have to ... this message is life.
Now the fourth seal, devil comes incarnate, and the devil is organising. European Common Market is ready. Rome is ready to help America. China, Russia, America, Catholicism is all ready to join together. Now we are drying, but after drying, the seed has to be taken to the owner before that it is tied into bundles, then the owner orders the thing and goes away. “Bring that to my home” it will be brought there. The owner doesn’t go with the cart, (with the baggage) he goes home, all the seed is taken, go to your room, you don’t go by your good works, you go by the marriage covenant. Don’t try to point your finger at another person. You go your own way, if you are not ready, tell the Lord to make you ready. He won’t let you down. We, know the secret today, victory to the blood of Jesus, and also THE LORD IS GOOD HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER. That has the power today, if you know the meaning of it. So when you say these things, when you own the blood of Jesus, you tell God you are not righteous, the blood makes you righteous.
Why does this revelation come to the serpent seed? Why the Lord has started moving in a mighty way? Earth is melting, earthquakes, thunders, lightning, they say what is this? I don’t think the date of the rapture is a secret, the glorification of the Son of Man cannot be a secret. Why? The earth can tell that something is gone out. Earthquake ....... the kingdom has to be received, the moment the kingdom is received, Michael comes to our side, he is a soldier of the government, and until now he can’t do anything for us except have a little protection. He even doesn’t know what is happening because it is a secret between God and the Bride. When the kingdom is received the devil falls down, the devil’s angels fall down, every fellow who is not the seed of God will be possessed, they will kill each other when the devil’s angels come here what will happen? Even now it’s happening.
last trump (1973)
This secret is like an atomic secret. When America received the atomic secret, she won the war. The Lord comes from heaven slowly gives the Bride the atomic secret for rapture. This was a secret hidden at the garden of Eden.
What do these denomination people say? “Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou” - Is.65:5. Baptist holiness, Pentecostal holiness. They claim a little bit of holiness, and ask others not to come near them - exact picture of the present day churches. “These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all day.” These denominations really irritate God. “Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom. Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.” (Vs.6-7). God is going to recompense for all their misdeeds. “Thus saith the Lord, as the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servant’s sake, that I may not destroy them all.” (Vs.8). Hallelujah!. So, you can understand why America will be destroyed. But you are the new wine, you won’t be destroyed. What does God say? “I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.” (Vs.9). He talks of an ‘inheritor,’ and not ‘inheritors’, one person. So, He is bringing a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah. You see, the elect and the servants dwell there.
How did people go and settle in America?. The Pilgrim Fathers really went as faith people. When they left England, they didn’t know much about America, because it wasn’t discovered before, and hence it had no established history, just as the history of India which could even be traced back to 4000 years. But when they went there, they found it to be rich in all mineral wealth. We now interpret prosperity in terms of physical well-being. If we have everything in plenty materially, then we are happy, and call it prosperity. But compared to the heavenly glory which God has in store for us, this worldly prosperity is nothing.
God made you give up your worldly prosperity, in order to give you the spiritual prosperity - something which is incomprehensible to human thinking. But man is in quest of knowledge and prosperity. He wants even to explore the other planets. But he doesn’t realize that the knowledge which is growing now, will destroy him one day. America may be destroyed by an atom bomb; but destruction during the final war will take place by the Spoken Word.
You must be clear that the change takes place in a twinkling of an eye; in which moment it would happen, you won’t know you cant’ see any visible change until that moment.
Everything in this world would be taking place normally, as though nothing is to happen. They will be building, planting and doing all sorts of things. But the ark is nearly finished. There are three stories to the ark (Gen.6:16), just as Ashram, Gandhinagar and Tuticorin. We didn’t have Tuticorin camp until recently, and now it has come to stay. That means, the ark is nearly finished. And the people have come in. Now you don’t see people coming in large numbers as they used to come before. There is still time for people to come in, and there is time for people to go away also. In Noah’s time, before judgment fell, the people were in the ark, and the door was shut. So, when the door is shut, mercy is finished. Mercy is only with the people of God. The wickedness of this world will soon come to an end. People from America and other western countries, and those in Palestine, are going to have a terrible time. Why? God prospered them. Why did God bless England? To spread the message of the gospel throughout the world. That’s why He made India and other countries under them. They spread the gospel of Jesus Christ wherever they colonized, but they themselves left God. So, England had to come down. But God’s purpose through her was over. You know what they were singing? “Britannia rules the waves.” None can rule the waves except God. When she began to take the place of God, she came down. Today if we try to take the place of God, we are all finished. God has now come down. If He didn’t come down, this Bible wouldn’t have been opened. Today, the Bible is an open book. We are the real Open Bible, Church of God. The Son of Man didn’t write a new Bible. But the seven thunders mystery contains God’s secrets which are being revealed today.
Why was martyrdom necessary? You have to make a little sacrifice for the sake of the others. Why did the martyrs die? That we may live. They could have just denied Jesus and lived for many years. Jesus said the last days would be like Sodom and Gomorrah. He also said it would be like the days of Noah; and the Bible says, “Remember Lot’s wife”.
God came to Abraham. Why? Was it because he was rich? He was a ‘Believing and seeing’ man. He saw the plains of Sodom and Gomorrah. But he saw beyond that. He had a long sight. He knew Sodom and Gomorrah was very fertile, but his sight was long and not short. Why? God promised him, “I’ll make your children like stars of the heaven and sands of the sea.” There is Sodom and Gomorrah - wonderful country with water, trees, milk and honey and everything there. But the trouble is, the people living there were all against the Word. So Abraham couldn’t live in Sodom and Gomorrah. He didn’t want his children, like stars and sand, to live there. He didn’t say, 'Let them have experience.’ He lives in the wilderness, sees the Word. People who live as in Sodom and Gormorrah will be destroyed totally. That’s what the Bible says. Abraham looks at his people through long sight. He knows Sodom and Gomorrah will commit all the sins which will destroy them. So, he says, “I would rather eat sand than live there.” What do the people say? Abraham, you are lost. You have no future. Your children will have no college. There is nothing there. It’s a desert full of stones. But see the city, you can have a wonderful time here. See the daughters wearing gold.
We can’t add one thing more to the Word. If we do that, John says we will be plagued. So, we can’t write a new book and say, “God told me like this.” If God is to give a new book there was no necessity for Him to seal anything. No parables would have been necessary. God spoke to prophets in parables and in similitudes containing so many secret things, so that He may come in the end to reveal those things. If this message is wrong. Bro. Lawrie is wrong, God coming down in Chicago is wrong, Bro. Branham is wrong, the cloud is wrong, and the sign of the Son of Man is wrong. What is the sign of the Son of Man?
The Bible says, when the Son of Man appears, there will be a shaking. From the time that Bro. Branham saw that sign of the Son of Man in heaven, there will be no peace in this world. Nations are vehemently fighting against nations. All the ‘Spoken Word Books’, are wrong, if this message is wrong. Bro. Branham said, “I have preached the same thing that Paul preached, in which case Paul would be wrong. Then Bro. Branham’s visions would be wrong, Peter would be wrong, John the Baptist would be wrong, all the prophets would be wrong. David would have written only lies in the Psalms, Moses would be wrong; all the Israelites would be wrong, Jacob would not have seen a ladder but something else. But the Bible clearly says he saw a stone, and a ladder that was reaching to heaven, and he tells of the stone, “This is God’s house.” And then, Abraham would be wrong; he never would have seen the days of Jesus. Elijah would be wrong, Enoch would be wrong, the whole Bible would be wrong, creation would be wrong. If this is wrong, everything is wrong. If this is right, everything comes to life. The whole world hangs on that.
What is the belief of the present day Jews? That one day when the whole world is against them, they shall be delivered. He is not going to deliver them through earthly beings, but through heavenly beings. But they have the erroneous impression that the Pope may deliver them; but he is out of the Word. The Jews are a ‘seeing and believing’ people. They enter into a covenant with the Pope. But soon they realize, he is not the man to deliver them. So, they break the covenant, and cry to the Lord for help. That time all the nations will be against them - just like Goliath was against the little David. Before that, America is gone - their last hope is gone. California goes under water, and America is destroyed. The whole world comes against Israel, but there will be a group of people there who say, “The Lord is good; for his mercy endureth forever.’ Then we get ready on Mount Olives. So Joel says, that they should repent, rend their hearts and not their garments, and turn to God. He says, “Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God?” - Joel 2:14. He says there is every chance of his repenting and coming to bless them That’s what is going to happen.
Now come to Genesis 18th chapter. The Lord appears to Abraham in the heat of the day (Vs.1). It is clear that God reveals Himself to Abraham’s people in the heat of the day. But when does God reveal Himself to Lot’s people? At the evening time (Gen.19:1). Where are we now? At the evening time - just before the message goes to Sodom and Gomorrah. We are now not in the heat of the day. When the witness is coming, the sun, is going down. THAT LIGHT IS GOING DOWN. Evening time is about to come. After the Bride goes in the rapture, there are only two lights that the world can see, the two witnesses. May God bring the two witnesses to the full revelation. In the night time, when no man can work, these lights will show the people the true light. They can’t shine until the sunlight is there. Once the sunlight goes away, then these lights can shine as stars in the night time.
The two men, who were with the Lord, look towards Sodom, Why? Is it because they lack faith? No. They have a vision. They see the dispensation changing. FEASTING TIME WITH ABRAHAM WAS OVER. Then they get up. At that time, God has to become a judge. The Lord says, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” (Vs.17). So, who knows about Sodom and Gomorrah? The two witnesses. They are servants; they obey God. Joshua sent two spies before the destruction of Jericho. What for? To judge that place. In the same way, the country will be judged according to their treatment of the two witnesses. A person may be an adulterer or a drunkard. But that isn’t the question. It all matters as to how he treats the two witnesses. People who believe on God coming down, will give shelter to the two witnesses. So, there will be some people who believe this message in Sodom and Gomorrah, but who don’t want to come here because of their short-sightedness. But anyway, because they believe the message, God has to deliver them. But Abraham’s wife goes with Abraham. What saved her? Her obedience to Abraham. What destroyed Lot’s wife? Obeying the man who was against God’s Word. What should have Lot’s wife done? She should have just left her husband and gone to stay with Sarah. The Lord says, “I will go down to Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Gen.18:2). But actually, it is the angels who go there. (Vs.22). So, how does God go to Sodom and Gomorrah? By sending the two witnesses. The two witnesses go there, because they are on God’s Word. Then Abraham intercedes for Sodom. He now has a revelation of God as a Judge. He has already had a revelation that He is the King and Priest.
The two angels go to Sodom at the evening time. Lot is a big man there. He calls them, “My lords.” (Gen.19:2). Why? People in Sodom and Gomorrah are blinded because of their sin. They rejected the Word; so they can’t have a revelation of God. Whoever does miracles and wonders, they will call him, Lord. Lot asks them to tarry in his house for the night, but they refuse, and went to stay in the streets. But upon compulsion, they agree to stay in his house. Lot makes a feast, but gives them only unleavened bread, in a land where there is plenty. But Abraham says he will bring just a morsel of bread, but brings them cakes, cooked beef, butter and milk - a real treat in the wilderness. The two witnesses have real hard time in Sodom, because the men of Sodom come against them. They even scold Lot: “This one fellow came into sojourn, and he will needs be a judge.” (Gen.19:9). This clearly shows that the Americans will soon have trouble with the natives. The Pilgrim Fathers went to America and settled there. So, there may be an upheaval of the natives against Americans. Lot tries to defend the two angels, but they have power from God. They smite the people with blindness. WHEN THEY TURN DOWN THIS MESSAGE, THEY GO BLIND. The duty of the two angels is to make the people blind. The people couldn’t find the door. Who is the door? The Lord Jesus. The two witnesses bring a new message, the message of the Son of Man. That makes the people blind, and they don’t know where the door is. Why? Because the door is in the east. This message brings the door to the East. The Son of Man goes through that door in the East. But when the people of Sodom turn it down, they become blind. This message completely roots out Christianity in Sodom, and people will stop believing in Jesus Christ any more. Jesus Christ will be completely removed from the picture.
The two witnesses bring the gospel of the kingdom perfectly, as if from God Himself. So, the people go blind. They don’t know the door. The two witnesses want to destroy that place. When they say, ‘We will destroy this place’, Gen.19:13. It includes God also. They are servants and obey the instructions from God. Lot speaks to his sons-in-law and tells them to get out of Sodom and Gomorrah, but it looked like a mockery to them. The angels take hold of Lot, his wife and his daughters, and brings them out of the city. They tell them to escape to the mountain, but Lot wanted to go to Zoar, a place of his own choice. The Lord couldn’t destroy Sodom until Lot came out. In the same way, there are few people in modern Sodom who believe this message. But God cannot destroy that nation, until they come out. They have life in a different place.
So, my friends, if you are here, God glorifies you and takes you in rapture. If you are in America, God will send His two angels to take you out; you will have life to see the Mount Olives experience.
“The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.” Vs.23. What’s that? The millennium is about to begin. God has come on mount Olives. “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven”. Vs.24. When the two witnesses finished their work, the Lord is in heaven. And the Lord rains fire and brimstone from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife looks behind. Her heart is in America. So, she becomes dead.
So, when you remember the law of Moses and come to real repentance, then what is the promise? “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6. If Bro. Branham didn’t come, America would have been cursed long ago. Why do you think America is not destroyed as yet, and California has not gone down under water? Because you have to come to India, believing the Word, and God has given this grace. But the day you are caught up, grace is over. Your coming on God’s Word gave them grace.
Acts 20:29-31 - “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. Therefore, watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” So, Paul has been talking of these grievous wolves, after three years of preaching. These people were craving for a position, but when they didn’t get it, the devil got into them and they became wolves. So, we have a few of them among us now. One says, the Son of Man is blinding the people. Another says, to be near the Son of Man is a denominational spirit. Yet another says, only if we go back to America, we will be raptured. Beware of such grievous wolves.
America is a ‘seeing and believing ‘ nation. Various revivals, Healing campaigns etc. will be published in a great way in newspapers and other journals. But they wish to see the devil in a bottle-by witchcraft. So they cannot possess anything. If you stand in the shadow of the cross, the devil is completely paralyzed made motionless, actionless. He cannot do harm to you.
HEAVENLY CANAAN (1973)
We are all lost in the Gentiles. We have been sown among them. We are now called the Gentiles, because we don’t look like Jews in our outward appearance. We are not circumcised; we don’t observe the Sabbath. But we belong to the Jewish tribe. The Bible says, ‘To the Jew first and then to the Gentiles’. America belongs to the Manasseh tribe. So God sent Bro.Branham to America - to the Jews first.
God has been fulfilling His Word all through. Many prophecies have been mentioned in the Old Testament. Has anyone of them failed? No. Hallelujah. Everyone of them has been fulfilled. Jesus prophesied about the destruction of Jerusalem. He said Jerusalem would be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. If that is so, how can people expect the coming of the Lord, as they did in Rome and other places, before the time of the Gentiles is over? The Lord can come only after the completion of this period. All those who were waiting for the coming of the Lord before this period are fundamentally wrong. But now the time of the Gentiles is over. The Prophet has come and gone. He sees a vision of the church. He sees some Swiss people there. He warns America not to look back.
Turn to Malachi 4 - “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch” - Vs.1. He is going to destroy by fire; so there won’t be any posterity. There won’t be any children-any root or branch-to live even to tell their name. It is total destruction - Sodom and Gomorrah. Everyone will perish. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” - Vs.5-6. If Prophet Branham didn’t come at that time, America was ripe for destruction.
Now people ask, ‘Will California go down?’ They laugh sarcastically. But when God came on moon landing day, He gave time for the sinking of Los Angeles until glorification. The Prophet came, and so God would not strike the earth with a curse. So long as we are here, He cannot do a thing like that. We are the salt of the earth. But once we are removed, from that time until 1977, it is a matter of death everywhere. Now it may look there is peace and prosperity everywhere. When the ‘Last Trump’ message came out of the press, an unprecedented flood shook the whole of South India. That very night 50,000 people lost their homes, and many died. That’s a vindicated message. The ‘Thunder Series’ brought death all over. Just watch and see what happens to Madras! Then the people will know that God sent a man to India. Only in Madras I got the biggest name, and also the greatest slander. Many of those who opposed this message were judged by God. Some of them have died. Why? God upholds the message.
Isaiah 1:3 - “The Ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider”. The prophet Isaiah, has written this book. But have you ever realised that this is a recording of the vision which Isaiah saw? “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz WHICH HE SAW” - Vs.1. HE SAW. He was seeing the end-time. God was speaking to him in that vision, and Isaiah had written that. What he saw and what he heard, he wrote. (Hallelujah!) Glory to God. What Isaiah writes concerns America and other western countries. “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: Your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us (The Prophet says, ‘unto us’) a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah”- Vs.7-9. America is Sodom, and England is Gomorrah.
Very soon judgement will strike the earth. Already we are having a foretaste of it. Yesterday 18,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Central America-Managua. There were dead bodies all over. There was not enough water to put out the fire. Such incidents will occur frequently in the near future. Every place where a child of God who believed in Jesus had set foot on, and preached the Gospel, but was either rejected or killed, will be totally destroyed. What did Jesus tell the disciples? “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in that day of judgement, than for that city” - Matt.10:14-15.
Why has God come down? “To steal, and to kill, and to destroy”. He has already stolen the jewels. He is now killing. If ‘killing’ itself could be so terrible, how would the destruction be! Just wait and see what is going to happen to Madras. Every place I set foot on, and every place the gospel was preached... just watch and see what will happen to them. The Jews have been suffering for nearly 2000 years for the sake of killing Jesus Christ. Hitler hunted them as he would hunt wild animals. Millions of them were killed. They had to change their names into English names to avoid being killed. Judgement fell on them, and they were scattered.
So, what does He tell them? “...and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” - Rev.6:11. So many of the other Jews also will be killed in different countries during tribulation period. But according to the Word, they will be given immortality. God asks them to wait for a little season, after which we come to mount Olives to avenge the blood of every Jew, who was killed. But now, He will avenge the blood of every Christian martyr. So hereafter, you will see dead bodies all over the world. The quiescent volcanoes are ready to burst. The Bay of Bengal is still murmuring. There is a big depression there. Why? This is the last trump. WHEN THE LAST TRUMP BLOWS!!! HOW DOES IT BLOW? It gives a noise... and people are dying everywhere. It will keep on blowing. That’s the longest trump. Yesterday it blew in Central America. It will blow in the East; it will blow in the West. And when the rapture is finished, then comes the Jewish dispensation and great tribulation. We are right in that time. The Lord has come down to avenge the blood of all His saints, and to judge the people who have rejected His Son-no mercy. God will create havoc all over the world. Watch and see! Then you will know this is THE LAST TRUMP.
Turn to Isaiah 25:6-7. “And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things fill of marrow, of wines on the lees, well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations”. He will destroy the vail. So, Americans, Germans, Canadians, Swiss, Indians! Your vail is broken. This Ashram is a mountain-not a wilderness. The vail is destroyed. So, what does that mean? This covering is over all nations, and it will be removed only in this mountain and not in any other place.
Jesus went to prepare a place for you, and now He has come to tell us that the place is ready. So, whoever has a place ready there, has left his or her kith and kin, thrown away all the worldly belongings, and has gathered here from Germany, America, Canada, India and other places. Prophet Isaiah has seen people fly like doves and go to New Jerusalem. “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” - Isaiah 60:8. The windows are above the earth. So, don’t you have faith that this will be fulfilled?
I would very much like them to go in the rapture, but for the sake of your relatives, and for the sake of those whom you have left behind, they will have to carry the torch. So as these two travel, those who bless them will be blessed of God. And everyone who tries to destroy them, will be destroyed. Finally they will be killed in America; and America will be totally destroyed for killing them. God will never spare any country which comes against the two witnesses. So, they are going forth as a judgement for the people of the world. If they don’t die, God won’t destroy the world. Once they die, from that day onwards plagues and vials fall from heaven. Some people think that plagues and vials will fall during the tribulation. But they fall only after the two witnesses rise and go up. These two witnesses have power to turn water into blood and stop the rain. When they can do these, people will realize who they are.
All of you know that the Lord came on the moon landing day. It was an experience to me in Chicago. According to the pattern of the tabernacle, the Shekinah glory must be in the West. So, the Lord chose to come down in the West. Bro.Branham said, ‘It will pass through us, but you won’t see it’. That’s what actually happened. It passed though Chicago-through America; but how many Americans noticed it?
In Dayton, Ohio, God began to work in a greater way. For a month, almost everyday, God was working miraculously. There were so many vindications like the pillars of cloud, pillars of dust and so on. We came to Chicago to the ‘Life Tabernacle’. After moon landing day, God destroyed this tabernacle by fire. In Chicago, while staying in the Holiday Inn, the Lord told me, ‘Get ready. I must come down into you before man reaches the moon’. God came down exactly as He said, just one hour before man set his foot on the moon. But what do people say? They quote the verse: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” - Mark 13:32. Yes, it is true none knew of that hour until He came. But the Father who knows the hour disclosed it to me, and I knew it. Even when I reached Chicago, I didn’t know He was to come down. But when He told He was coming down, I realised that day and that hour had come. But before that, He was leading me with vindications day by day, and preparing me for the visitation.
God has been sending the prophets in every generation to let the people realize the love of God. Moses was sent to the Israelites in Egypt after their sufferings for nearly 400 years. Those who were on the Word immediately understood that God had visited that generation. How did God visit them? Through the voice of the Prophet. Then there was a test of obedience. People who knew the Word (Gen. 15:13-16) recognized Moses, and they rallied around him. The other Israelites probably stayed away in Egypt. And Moses gets the people on the Word out of Egypt. In the same way, God, used Bro.Branham to bring a group of people out of these denominations. And those who were entirely on the Word in that group have now come to mount Zion. It is Bro.Branham who revealed the Son of Man. As in the days of Sodom Gomorrah so shall it be in the days when the Son of Man is revealed. It was the Prophet who revealed the days of the Son of Man. So when the time came, the Bride saw it and she is now gathered in Zion. For 3½ years, God has been revealing the secrets in the Bible gradually, step by step. If only he had given all the revelation together at the same time, we wouldn’t have been able to digest it altogether. So, God fed us gradually, and now we have attained the spiritual growth which He desired of us. Very soon, you will see the glorification and rapture. And the whole world will be conquered by the Spoken Word. Jesus rebuked the sea to stand still. That same voice would rebuke the sea of people coming against Jerusalem, and they will be gone. He will command fire and brimstone to fall on them (Ezek. 38:19-23). Before millennium, all the mountains and cities will be thrown down.
Come to Revelation 13th Chapter. What does No.13 represent? It represents America. America is a big nation. There are many people in America and in other parts of the world who profess to serve Jesus Christ. But you must understand one thing. If they were really sincere about their ministry to Jesus Christ, do you mean to say God wouldn’t have opened their eyes to see this our ministry ? Money and popularity have blinded them from seeing the truth. When Jesus was born of the Holy Ghost, the Jews in His period called Him a bastard child, not realizing that the scripture has been fulfilled. But such of those who are on the Word, accepted Him as the Saviour come down to earth. The same thing is being repeated today. There’s a group of people here gathered on the Word. They saw this ministry through Prophet Branham who acted as their eyes. He brought them unto the scene. Now they are sufficiently dried up and are already taken to heaven-the garner. We are sitting with Christ in heavenly places. Claim the Word that you are in heavenly places. We may not see it; we may not feel it. When you claim you are in heaven, you will see heaven. That has been the pattern of God. When you claimed that the Word is totally true, you saw God come down.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth ...” - Rev.13:11. That is America. “...and he had two horns like a lamb and he spake as a dragon” - Vs.11. What does that mean? America will also come under the influence of the dragon. She looks meek as a lamb-as a Christian nation. But the leaders and evangelists of America have sold themselves to the dragon. Billy Graham sold himself for popularity. “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed” - Vs.12.
So America receives the power of the dragon and asks her people to follow the beast. So, a personality cult will soon be developed throughout the world. “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” - Vs.13. When one of the witnesses brings fire from heaven, this beast wants to show that he can also bring fire from heaven-similar to what happened during the time of Moses, when he threw the rod, it becomes a serpent; and the magicians of Egypt also did likewise. “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of these miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast: saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live” - Vs.14. So, the second beast advocated that an image should be made to the beast. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” - Vs.15. So, the power of the dragon can do miracles, as to give life to a lifeless image and make it speak. By this many people would be deceived.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred and three score and six” - Vs.16-18. Bro.Branham says 666 is the Pope’s number. He is called, ‘VICARIUS FILII DEI’ meaning, ‘Vicar of the Son of God’. If you take the value of the Roman letters found in the title, you will get 666.
“Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?... Search and look; for out of Galilee ariseth no Prophet” - John 7:40,41,52. So, prophets were never meant for Gentiles. Why was Bro.Branham sent as a Prophet to America? Because America is predominantly a Jewish nation. They are all converted Jews. If I say I am a Prophet whom God has raised, it is a lie. “And every man went unto his own house” - Vs.53. Why? There stands a man like a Gentile. No Prophet can arise out of Galilee. So, everybody returns to his house.
Some people in America have begun to understand the message. While the new name has its desired effect in the West, some of the Indians seem to talk about it contemptuously. That itself shows they have no revelation of the message. When Jesus came, people were worshipping in the name of Jehovah. But the disciples of Jesus did miracles in the name of Jesus. That indicated a dispensational change. Now the Bride knows the name of the Bridegroom. At the same time I have a name which you will not know. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself” - Rev.19:11-12.
This incident of loosing the shoe brings to my memory a historic occasion in the United Nations General Assembly at New York city when Kruschev, the then Russian premier and Eisenhower the ex-president of America met together. At that time Kruschev took off his shoe and beat the podium with the heel remarking, ‘We will bury you’, thereby implying that Russia will still stand as a nation after America has collapsed. Bro.Branham considers this historic meeting of the two great leaders as significant in that iron and clay have mixed. “Let me give you a little something on the iron and clay. Remember when Kruschev beat his shoe on the desk at the UN? Well, there were five eastern nations there and five western. Kruschev spoke for the East and President Eisenhower for the West. In Russian, Kruschev is clay and Eisenhower means iron. The two main leaders of the world, the two big toes of the feet of iron and clay, were side by side. We are in the end of it all”. (‘An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages’ - Page 237). I feel there is something more significant than this. Kruschev, having a Jewish back-ground could understand the meaning of loosing the shoe. He pounded it on the desk, thereby claiming his right on U.S.A., under the world dominion of his country. If he had given up his shoe, it would mean he gave up his claim on U.S.A. But now, by keeping his shoe, he implies he has a controlling eye on U.S.A. If America had known the Bible, she would have resisted and plucked the shoe from Kruschev’s hand. By not doing so, America has given up her inheritance. That shows Russia has got a right over the Christian country, U.S.A. What a pity that America doesn’t know her Bible!
But what are the denominations doing today? They merely preach the gospel, without themselves believing the Word. What is the result? Communism is spreading everywhere. What happened to China? What happened to Russia? What happened to India? Where is the fruit of all the missionary endeavour? Why are the coloured people in America turning to Islam? That only shows that Christianity is being preached, but not practiced. Only a lip service is being rendered to Christianity. Their fundamental doctrines are wrong.
Now what was Simeon’s prayer? “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy Word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel” - Luke 2:29-32. Was Jesus the glory to Israel? So who are His people, Israel? Those who accepted Jesus as their Saviour. They are the real Israel. They are the scattered tribes - like America and England. These people are real Jews, but they have the name of Jesus. America wouldn’t fall if she is on the Word. But she has now left the Word. But if they stood on the Word, God should protect them. The handwriting is on the wall in America, and one day she will realize her mistake. But it will be too late. She wants to have a big kingdom. She wants to be the most powerful nation. But we want God to rule our lives completely. Now we are in the midst of persecution, but we won’t go through it. This is the time for you to stand firm. Put on the whole armour of God. If the devil puts in unbelief in your mind, even though it may be the middle of the night, get up and resist him with the Word.
The devil has not spared even the Christian countries. America and England had their prosperous days when they depended on God. What was the motto of America? ‘In God we trust’. That is what you find printed in the dollar. But now, instead of trusting in God, America is trusting in her might, and in the pile of nuclear weapons. That’s why she is coming down. The dollars are crashing in the world market. If you leave God and His Word, God is not bound to fulfill His promises. Why did England rule the world once? Imagine crores of people being enslaved by a tiny country. She colonized wherever she went. It was the plan of God to spread Christianity through her. But when she took the glory on her and began to sing, ‘Brittania rules the waves’, she had to come down. That was the pattern of God all along. Once a country is prompted by the devil to take the glory on herself, she is lost. Nebuchadnezzar became as a beast. Why? He said, “Is not this great Babylon, that I built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?” - Dan.4:30. That very moment, he became as beast and began to eat grass. Where is the glory of Egypt today? Where is the glory of Greece? What happened to the glory of Aristotle, Socrates, Pluto and other Greek philosophers? This message is going all over the world. So, I warn the countries in general: If you leave God, and pride in your own achievements, you will be destroyed, however mighty you may be. I want every country under the sun to return to the true God who created Heaven and earth, and give glory to Him, or suffer the consequences.
Now come to Deut.22:22, “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel”. This clearly shows you can’t have any relationship with a married woman. “If a damsel that is a virgin betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; then ye shall bring them both out into the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you” - Vs.23-24. Why is the damsel put to death? Because she didn’t shout when the man came to lie with her. That means she was perfectly in agreement for the act to be performed. If this law is to be followed, so many girls in America should be put to death. America has to learn a lesson from India in this matter. India may not be a powerful nation in military strength. But the Hindu women here are so loyal to their husbands. But even here, in some parts of the country, this dangerous ‘civilization’ is creeping in, and girls are trying to imitate their western counterparts. But whatever it is, their proportion is much less. Woe unto you, America! You don’t trust in God anymore. Instead of saying ‘In God we trust’, you now say, ‘In bombs we trust’. That’s why you try to have alliance with heathen countries like China and Russia. You seem to forget that God can give you victory.
The sin of homosexuality and Lesbianism is rampant in England and in America. In fact, England has legalized it by passing a law. Judgement has certainly to fall on them. God is not a respector of persons. Faith on God has considerably waned even in the so-called Christian countries. What does Jesus say? “When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” - Luke 18:8. Man has left his trust on God. He thinks the weapons of war could bring him victory. But he is sadly mistaken. Every country that took the sword fell by the sword. A study of the Ancient history will amply prove my statement. Every action will have a mutual reaction. If you destroy a country, some other country will destroy you.
Gal.5:19, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” - Vs.19-21. Adultery and fornication are given top priority in the list of the works of the flesh. So, be careful, especially in these last days, when you have to come to God’s standard. I agree with Bro.Branham on all what he says about it in his message.
If you study the history of the nations, every nation has had its day. India had a glorious past once upon a time. What about Egypt? The mummified bodies are kept there as a proof of her glory. England had its memorable days. At that time, America was small. What was the glory of England due to? There were many saints there who would never permit anything against the Word of God. Many died as martyrs in England and in other places. The Pilgrim Fathers left England and settled down in America. They were trusting God. They established a beautiful country there, and named the cities and the streets with Biblical names. The former presidents of America were so much God-fearing, Lincoln and Washington had the fear of God in them, and ruled the country with justice. When America gained prominence, England was slowly dwindling into nothing. Why? They began to be proud of their world dominion. But now America, instead of trusting God, is trusting in the strength of her nuclear weapons. So, from 1960 onwards, she has been steadily declining. Prophet Branham has prophesied that there is no recovery for that nation. And in his vision, he sees America in flames, which according to him, is bound to happen before 1977. God prospered her by giving the fatness of the land, because she was obeying His commandments. She possessed the gates of her enemies. She lent to other nations, but never borrowed. She was not the tail, but the head. But now that she has left the Word, all the curses will have to come on her. There is a handwriting on the wall today. What is that? ‘America, you were weighed according to God’s Word, and found wanting.’
If the Westerners didn’t preach the gospel of Jesus, we would have been ignorant about the true God. The Lord paved the way through them, and now He has come down into an Indian. Hallelujah! I still remember how God was talking to me in America for nearly a month, and guiding me; and when the astronauts were about to reach the moon, God came down in America. There were many better people in America into whom He could have come. But the fact remains that God has chosen me for this purpose. If God has chosen me, how can the people of God reject me? That itself shows they are not the people of God. There is nothing in the colour of a man. The colour of the blood in all the people, whichever nation they belong to, is just the same. You don’t have a yellow-coloured blood or a black-coloured blood. It is consistently red.
So these 2000 years if you say that Jews have been let down, this is wrong. In thy seed the nations of the whole world will be blessed. That is through Jesus Christ. To the Jews first and then to the Gentiles. So till for till today, God has not let down Jacob. That is why England, America and other people are shining today. But because they left God, God leaves the covenant. Today if they come back to God, no nation will be able to stand and they make a covenant with the dragon. So in the spiritual side, people always think about the Jews. Jew is a time-piece. We see the time where the spiritual people are. They are not to give the time for them, they are time piece for us. When Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, that is not their day. But it comes back to them, that time, it’s a time piece, the Gentile period is over. Why Jerusalem has come back to them. If it goes away from them, a little time for the Gentiles again. Tribulation period, for a short while Jerusalem will be divided again. There’ll be universal movement. Everybody will talk about unity. They’ll say ‘We won’t use any kind of weapons’. Every country is the same, and all the wars will be ceasing. And then they’ll say the man who did this is a great man. But they don’t know that the devil is powerful for them. It’s taking a different religious shape. Social shape. And they say he’s God. In this ministry, there’s a secret, now if God has come down, some people start preaching like this, Lawrie is God. I’m not God. Human being. But you must understand when some people started preaching that clearly shows the devil’s agents are inside here. Actually thus the only thing I want you to give, Glory to Jesus Christ. And surely God will fulfill all His promises.
Now see Gen.27:27 - “And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said: See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee”. Now which nations are bowing down today, to Israel, you know the world, it was not bowing down to Israel, it was bowing down to England. It was bowing to America. It was lending to nations. But what happened? When they left God, God raised the other nations to punish them.
When Abel’s blood called, God came down, his blood calleth on me. All the martyrs’ blood call on God. Why he’s giving blood in the tribulation? After tribulation all the martyrs die. And only the beast people remain, others go to Palestine, the whole world comes against Palestine, California is gone, America is finished. Nobody is able to help Palestine, this little David has to fight with Goliath but God comes down and He has to bring judgment on the people and what does the Bible say? What do the saints say? They have given them blood to drink because they have shed the blood of the martyrs. Because you killed the martyrs, you gave the blood of the martyrs as water to drink. So you can understand here, the judgment coming, coming on the children of forefathers who killed the martyrs and also those who were killed in the tribulation. But in the millennium people say that is racialism. The Jew becoming big. No! It’s the blood of God. All those who have been claimed by the blood of Jesus, they belong to the family.
What did the prophet do? Somebody is coming and those people who believed the prophet, their eyes are opened. They marched in. It was the same Jesus, the same Jehovah come into another dispensation. But there the people of Jesus they are blinded. Jews also blinded. These people also blinded but the gospel from the Jews came to Gentiles. So some day from Gentiles, it has to go to the Jewish Gentiles. But the promise to Joseph’s children was not fulfilling the Jews but was fulfilling the Christian Jews. They went all over Europe. One little England rules the world, America became world power. What are the Jews doing here? Bible says you keep the Sabbath I’ll make you big. That thing did not fulfill.
So in Mt. Olives to keep the covenant with Abraham one day they’re going to cry God is good his mercy endureth for ever. God has to come on Mt. Olives to save them. Then we come together. But in this period after this message has left the gentiles, it’s going to America and other countries, finally it will culminate in Palestine.
Why America is losing today? Why the west is going down? They come under this promise. So if America humbles themselves as a nation if they pray and if they seek God’s face and then turn from their wicked ways, America will be healed today. For the promise of America and Germany and other places, they’ll be the head and not the tail. If they trusted God as a nation without any compromise or friendship with other godless people, even today God’s angels would fight for America.
Now listen thou shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. That’s the curse. So the Jews have been spreading out not only in one place in America or England, they’ve gone to all the kingdoms of the earth. Come on. There’s no place where the Jew is not there today. Whether lost tribe or unlost tribe with the circumcision I’ll tell you every kingdom has them. These seeds are sons of Esau, comes in the family of Esau, sins of Korah you know and all these Korah, like that, you know, it’s like that.
Who are Americans today? The Americans eyes should be opened today. As what? To know that they are real Jews. When their eyes are opened, then they will know that they have Moses. That God has visited their country. First of all they must know who they are. They are blinded for our sakes. But when our duty is finished, then their eyes will be opened. Then the crying comes, then they look whom they have pierced. Now how many people pierced God - Jesus? Only one soldier pierced him. But it says they shall look whom they pierced. The Jews did not pierce. It’s the Western countries who have pierced today. And they shall look whom they have pierced. So today you must understand, new Heaven and new earth are formed at the end and the tabernacle of God is with men.
I heard the number of them which were sealed and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel, Judah, Reuban, Gad, Aser, Napthalim, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin. What happened to Ephraim? Ephraim is destroyed in America. Manasseh comes in but here what happens? All the twelve thousand are sealed and in this twelve thousand the wind will not blow till they are sealed for destruction, now till the winds, will not blow and destroy till they are sealed. What does it mean? There will be destruction but it is meant for destroying. Hurt not the earth. Neither the sea, nor the trees. What does it mean? But the people are going to die. Don’t think only lakh and forty four thousand are going to die. Multitudes, the two witnesses are not to take only the lakh and forty four thousand, they are going to bring about multitudes. Lakh and forty four thousand of the children of Israel - Jews. Rev.7:9. After this I beheld and lo a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: And cried with a loud voice saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Now in this world, when there is a war, people join with different countries and they call it axis. And if there is a war started by America, people will follow and they will think, Well! If they win the war, they get lot of land. So they went on conquering the land destroying the people and killing people and plundering their properties. But if we know the Promises of God and how to take His promises, we would not be afraid of anything, even of a small spirit. Fear is cast out from our lives. Fear is unbelief. When I fail, we don’t get in by our righteousness, in which case you can have fear. We are not called holy because we are holy because we are righteous by the blood of the lamb.
Today people talk about being on the Word of God. In India many people say: Be on the Word of God! How can you stand on the Word of God if you do not know the meaning of the Word of God? That is why you get so many denominations. To be on the Word of God is not just to pray or fast, or talk about God, to know the interpretation of the Word through God. If God’s spirit chose Martin Luther for his age, there is no other interpretation except through Martin Luther. People do not know who Brother Branham was. The people who follow Bro. Branham they make him a liar, lying prophet. We make him a true prophet, because he said: This should come and we say this is that but the people who follow Bro. Branham say, he said like that but it is a mistake and they try to twist it. It is not 1977, it will go like that. He did not do this, he did not do that. So you can understand if a man’s eyes are open, he will surely follow this message. So who is the blinded Jew today? Not we! They are the blinded people and their eyes have to be opened, then they will cry, then they will know they have done a wrong thing. But they will pay a price by their lives. Thank God for opening our eyes. Rejoice.
So things are happening so closely, then the covenant comes. What about the covenant made by the Jews with the Pope? Will they publish in public all what the covenant is? By their actions you can know. If America and Russia get together they have made a covenant. They didn’t say we are going to be under covenant from such and such a date, they don’t say anything like that. We can only see Kissinger flying here and there, that’s all. So they become friends. So in this last days, let us watch, God who had led us so many years, He didn’t lead us to destroy us in the middle. Who were destroyed? Those who lusted, those who murmured, these are the people who were destroyed.
As you hear the Word of God, you have to be very careful. Hereafter we can’t fool our lives. Now the Palestine war has come. It’s at a standstill. Russia is keeping the nuclear war head in Egypt and America and Jews are having the nuclear weapons. And China says, danger of a big war. What does that mean? They are getting ready for the Armageddon war. But when they divide the land, power falls on the two witnesses. So when the power falls on the two witnesses, we must know where we are today. Why? We must know where we are. We are not setting a date. The setting of date is for the people who go. But we must be able to know where we are. When Jerusalem is divided, John divides the thing and gives, without John they would not get it. What does it mean? John has taken charge of the kingdom, part of the kingdom is Jerusalem. Then who gets order from the mighty angel? John. If that has happened, what does it mean? Dead saints have risen up. Including John. Then the thunder series have been revealed. And the kingdom has come. So Jerusalem, division means, for us kingdom has come, saints are risen, if saints are risen why should you doubt about our glorification? If the dead saints are without flesh, without bones, all dust, if they have come to life again, who died four thousand years ago, our glorification is a reality.
LORD GOD (1974)
You know, when I was meeting Bro.Branham, about five hundred people were there. I was the only black man there. We went to a motel there and the manager of the motel said, Get that fellow out, that blackie, if he comes here the value of the motel will go down. In Jeffersonville. And my friends came, they did not say what that man said. But they did not know that I heard that. “Bro.Lawrie, they say there is no room here. I think we will go to Bro.Branham’s Secretary, Leo Mercier’s place”. So I was in Leo Mercier’s trailer and he was teaching me about the Name of Jesus for about two hours. I said, I won’t take Baptism, but I believe what you say. He was very angry, two hours, yet you don’t understand. But when Bro.Branham came, he was putting his hands out to me and he said these words, which, I still remember: ‘Lawrie, My, this man will never be satisfied with anything but God’. And I was wondering why this man should say this. Then I am sure that he meant you also. Because if you don’t love the Lord and you don’t love the Word, you won’t be here with me. So he meant you also, you were in me when I met Bro.Branham. So what he said for me, he meant for you also. Then at the baptismal ceremony, I said, when they call me black man, why should I take baptism from a white man? I will go to India and be baptised in my own place. But Bro.Branham was waiting there looking at me, “Baptism is finished, any others, any others, any others?” and looking at me. Then the voice came, “I brought you all the way to this place not to fool about, but to fulfill my righteousness”. “Anybody?” and he looked at me. “I am coming”. That was a cold water. I said, “Bro.Branham, I don’t like cold water, no hot water?” My! that was ice cold water. And he said, “Dead body does not need hot water, this cold water is best for a dead body”. That was a terrible cold water. I will never forget that day. It was a joy. Unknowing joy. But still there was a separation. I could not stay there. He said “get away, get away”. I told one of my friends, “I don’t know what is wrong with this man chasing me away like this, Get away, Get away”. I just came to America, I must go around and see America. And I said, “I will go round, he is not going to see me”. There was a big Oral Roberts Meeting. And my friend said, “There is a big auditorium meeting, come on, let us go”. All the big people came, like Gordon Lindsay, Velma Gardener, that is so and so, this is so and so. All the people of whom I read in the magazine, I saw them coming. And I slowly went to a corner, and the music was going on, and slowly Bro.Branham came and sat. “My, this chasing man has come here”. So I slowly did like this (I kept my head low so not to be seen). Nobody could see me, so like that, in a praying mood. Suddenly a man came, tapped on my shoulder, I said, “Yes”. The man motioned for me to go up to the platform to where Bro.Branham was. Bro.Branham from the platform also motioned for me to come. I thought, “My, My, I told him, I am going, but this man is still after me”. He could not have found me out you know. I said, “This is nuisance, I don’t know why..... I must have freedom, but this man does not allow me. I will never listen to any man. I will just do what I think”. So I went up. Oral Roberts was there. Just before the meeting started, he called me to the platform. If it was outside I won’t mind, he took me to the platform, he embraced me saying, My brother, in front of all, you know, everybody saw. Then he said in my ears, “I told you to go, why are you hanging around?” Everybody thought that he was embracing me, but in the ear he said, “Why are you still hanging about? Get away”. Then he said, “God will use you in India, millions will come”. Then I said, “No money, Bro.Branham”. “You go, it will come to you”. “Okay”. “God bless you”-I came away and I heard Bro.Oral Roberts’s sermon and walked out. So tired and no money to eat food. And Bro.Branham said, I will get everything. Afterwards I was getting everything what I wanted. After that, I came to the Los Angeles Beach. I was unhappy to come back, came to San Francisco. The plane was going to India. And before going, the voice of God said, “You will go to India, I will come in this generation, you will see my coming in this generation”. I did not know the meaning of the words. I came back to India. “Jesus will be coming in this generation, I will see His coming”, without knowing the meaning fully of this, I was preaching it.
But my friends why the whole world and America hate this ministry and Bro.Branham’s ministry? If they do not hate this ministry it is wrong. The Serpent Seed cannot love the Word. It wants traditions, human thinking, and school of thought and this and that. When Jesus was living in this world, some people had some revelations, and when they had revelations, they called Him, loudly “Son of David”. Was He the Son of David? He was never born in that line. The seed came from God. But how did they call Him Son of David? How can they call him like that without the revelation? That is a secret. When they have the revelation, they know it. Jesus Christ was like a carpenter’s son, a stray preacher. And how did they call Him Son of David? Was He born in that line? Then why did they call Him so? They saw Him first as a King, sitting on the Throne of David. Luke 1:32. Secondly, they saw that the throne was given to Him by the Lord God. And then they had a revelation, that in the David’s line, Jesus came in. So they knew the end time messenger also. So that is why they knew, when they called him Son of David, that Jesus was Almighty God coming into a man later on. Otherwise they would not have called him Son of David because a Jew will not call a man thus if he is not from the David’s line. So if Jesus did not come in the line, how can a real Jew call him Son of David, unless he knew the man who came in that line?
The whole world is getting into one great government. And why is this Jacob’s trouble? They will have it till their eyes are opened. But when they hear the Gospel of the Kingdom, this new message, then God turns again their captivity. They are not going to win by jet planes. They know they can’t get petrol now where will they get it now? The whole world is under the control of petrol. Petrol is so powerful. Formerly it was imperialism, capitalism. Then American dollar imperialism. Now petrol imperialism. So they have sold God’s promise for petrol. The whole world may be against that with petrol. But why is this coming? It is just to know the real people of Israel. Only those who are on God’s Word will come to Palestine now, others will not come. Other Jews, those who are not on the Word, will say, ‘I don’t know, these Jews are dirty fellows, Zionists, Palestine Jews’. But the people there, they know their God’s promise. By a covenant God has given them that land for them.
So what will the others do? Everybody joins... Arabs have joined, Sadat, is there, Ameen is there, Nigeria is there, Libya is there, Syria is there, France is there, China is there. Only America. But you must understand, the Jews have got a God, they have got a promise. They have no petrol, but they have the Spoken Word. One day the whole world will come against. They are preparing for that. And all these countries they will even boycott American people. But they don’t know, God is favorable to them. And these little people here, when the two witnesses shine with the new message, then their hearts are opened. Then in their hearts they will say: ‘Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord’. And from that day, God is against the whole world. And the Jews, they don’t rely on their weapons anymore. They don’t protect their lands. God protects them. Their eyes are opened. They see the angelic hosts. They know their country is defended by God. When the whole world comes, He will destroy them, suddenly they are destroyed. It is a massacre. They kill each other. Fire and brimstone fall. They are ashes and these people walk through the ashes of the wicked for the new dispensation. For them the Elijah comes, in the last day.
When Christ was born, there were signs in Heaven, vindications all over and wise men from the East, they came to worship the Lord. Matt.2:1-4 - “Now when Jesus was born......where Christ should be born”. Those were great days when people referred to the Bible even in the government. Why is America lost today? It has lost the trust in the Word. (Vs.5-7) - “They said unto him,..... what time the star appeared”. Now see, a star appearing, it is a sign. So, Herod is asking when did the star appear? He didn’t ask. When did it reach here. When did you see the star appearing? So that is the important thing. When a star appears, that is the sign. It is not before that, it appears, Venus, Jupiter, Mars,....they are planets. We always see them, (Permanent). But other stars we don’t see. It comes in seasons. God placed them there. It is so timed that it appears when something has to happen.
Now the Jews, they have the army, they are not fighting with the Arabs, they are wrestling with the Lord God. They are not fighting with weapons. Because the Lord God is more concerned about that land than the Jews themselves. What do they say? If we don’t fight, the land will go, we want secure boundaries. And they are in a life and death struggle. The first War went to the first watch and this war, the Jews know that they are getting weak, they are going to lose. God is touching their thigh now, they are limping now. No petrol! Who suffers? All the Israel suffers, no petrol. Germans, Americans, no petrol. Even the two witnesses say they have no petrol, they can’t go fast now.
So this period, it is wrestling match between Abraham’s people and the Gentile Bride. As they fight, Abraham’s people start limping now. No petrol. They think this petrol shortage is because of the battle of the Arabs-No. All these difficulties are because the Abraham’s people are battling with the Lord God’s people. They have Abraham’s blessings. But we have blessings above that. Jacob can overcome Esau but not the Lord God’s people. It may be minority, but instead of turning there, they are turning this side. So in that battle, they started limping. Why are they limping? Why Jacob’s people limp today? Because their nerves have been touched. They fought the first war, they overcame, second war, they found the enemies too powerful. Now without petrol, they start limping. America is limping. Germany is limping. They even sell Israel, they deny Israel.
Many are gone away from God. But a day is coming when the backsliding children will say, “We come unto thee, for thou art the Lord our God”. Then what do the Israelites say? (Jer.3:23) - “Truly in vain salvation is hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains” - what do the Jews say? They are trusting their arm, they are trusting in the weapons of warfare, air-planes, tanks and this and that. But they are not trusting God. They are trusting the hills and mountains. Already America lost God, and the Jews go trusting the big mountain America, and the small hills of Europe -No use. One day they’ll say, (Vs.23) - “Truly in the Lord our God is salvation of Israel”. That is turning from backsliding. Do you understand now? For an Israel to turn back from backsliding is to know the Lord God.
So the whole world now is under supervision by the Lord God. When England followed the Lord God, it was popular and obeyed the Commandments as Jesus said. When America obeyed God’s word, every nation was subdued. But now the same Lord God has opened other channels, to put down America. If they seek the Lord God today, God will raise them up again, but Sodom and Gomorrah went beyond redemption. If that goes down, a Prophet comes, takes the Word people away. Then the Lord God Government comes. He is allowing the whole world to gather together. Lord God will have to become King of Heaven and King of earth. How does he become King of the earth? By the earth submitting to his command, which Adam did not do. After Millennium the whole thing submits to God. New Heaven, New earth, Eternity, no time. Even the Word submits to Jesus. So God will be all in all.
What is the unpardonable sin? Eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, not believing what the Lord God says. It may be a simple thing. Whatever the Lord God said in the Bible, we have to believe. The Word says, they are the people who are eating of the Tree of Life. Now there is another place, Jonah 4:1 - “... should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixcore thousand persons that cannot discern between the right hand and their left hand and also much cattle?”. What does it mean? Sixcore thousand persons who have not eaten of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they will believe what God says, they will hear the voice of God. God cannot destroy a country if there are ten people who believe God. It is God’s Word. If America should be destroyed, that means they have stopped believing God’s Word. If they should live, the only way is to believe God’s Word.
God selects a man and he comes and talks to the King. If ye seek the LORD God, He’ll be with you. If you leave Him, He will forsake you. It is a condition. If you don’t do it... I’ll forsake you. It is something like God speaking direct to that man! So the Spirit of God selects a man for that age. The Bible has become a very precious book to us today. We are digging the treasure out, taking the gold out of that, taking the diamonds out of that. The Lord God truth is a big diamond, the biggest diamond in the whole world. When I was in America, I met every big man and I had talk with them. They are wonderful people. The Holy Ghost moved and when He said, go and see my Prophet, My! I said, what is this? Something has happened to the world now. Something has gone wrong somewhere. Prophet cannot come unless something is wrong. And that book “False Anointed Ones at the End-Time” showed me what is wrong in the Holy Ghost world.
Father, we thank you because you have been guiding us all along. We thank you for the two witnesses. As they are going to set foot in Tel Aviv, as their feet tread down the streets of Jerusalem, shake the earth, Lord. Give thy temple place to thy children, Lord. Let the earthquake shake the place, Lord. Let the people know that your children have your power, Lord. Lord, we know from the papers that a terrible cyclone shook America yesterday, starting from New York. As the period changes towards the Jews, you are going to cut away all the wild olives, Lord. They are beyond mercy, Lord. But we thank Thee because Thy mercy is towards Thy children, Lord of Abraham. Also give us a clean life, Lord. Forgive all our Hindu idol worship and Christian idol worship, Lord. We thank you for the Everlasting Gospel. We thank you for the thousands of Hindus who are turning to God. Have your own way. In the name of Jesus Christ, we ask Thee. Amen.
What is this band? We are right going among the non-Christians. Why? Because Saul is after us. He will fall soon. What is this Babylon which will be sunk? Which will be burnt? As I was praying, I thought Rome would be burnt. That is the burning of America. So what does the Bible say? The world is thinking America is a big country. It is not talking about Vatican like that. Every kind of fornication in religions is done in America. America was brought to such a great status because of the faith of the forefathers. But now, it is fully drunk, of wickedness. What does the Bible say? Suddenly one day the whole thing is burnt, of wickedness. And everybody will say why is such a great city burnt like this. That is where business starts. Religious business. Oh... getting packages, packages, all business. Every man, how can I go to America? You pay $250,... you get a degree. When I was in America, they said Bro.Lawrie, you give $200, we will give you a Doctor of Divinity title. Another two hundred we will give you Ph.D. These are the forms.
You know they have holiday trips like this, and they think it is the fashion of the day. This is Sodom and Gomorrah. But Jerusalem is the place where prophets are killed. Prophets are killed... they are not killed outside Jerusalem. See what contradiction now. What a great contradiction I am giving. It is spiritual Sodom and Gomorrah. So if there is a spiritual Sodom and Gomorrah, there must be a physical Sodom and Gomorrah. So America which is supposed to have risen spiritually has become the physical Sodom and Gomorrah. Because it is protecting Israel, Israel also is a spiritual Sodom and Gomorrah. The day is coming when they will trust the Lord, and he will send his angel and destroy every thing which comes against them. Oh Israel when will you believe your Lord? Your fathers relied on the Lord God and he fought all your battles for the kings and nations. Now you are fighting your own battles and wrestling with Esau. Your name is Jacob now. When the Two witnesses come to you, then you become Israel. Then you receive them then you are Israel. Then, you won’t fight. You will limp. Why? All these days you have got something to support on, but now you will be limping alone. And then God’s blessings will be on you. So let us all pray.
The whole world is against Israel, except America, today if America is destroyed, what is the state of Israel? The whole world thinks that they can destroy this small nation. While Israel thinks, that the atomic bombs and power can destroy the nations... with America. But Israel has to come to the point of trusting God, which they are not doing so far. They have a name Israel but they deny the power of God. So this tribulation comes on them. It is called Jacob’s trouble. Why Jacob’s trouble? To make them real Israelites to know their Lord God. God blesses America because of Israel. One day he cuts her .... without her, that is the end of America. People may think Israel is existing because of America, but I say America is existing because of Israel. Why? God’s hand is for anyone who is for it. Because it is according to the word. There they fight the winning battle. You know when you have election, you do not know who is going to win, you vote for the majority, and suddenly somebody wins, they lose the battle, so we ask the world to vote today, they vote in favour of Russia, China and other people, the secondary vote for America, thirdly, they may not vote for Israel, because they know this will be lost. But the Bible says, Israel will win. They will win. So, our voting.. If you have a long vision, don’t think about the weakness of a nation, see who is supporting that nation. If God supports a nation, they cannot fail.
America has elected a new President. Definitely America will take a different shape. The west first of all has to become the lamb and then the beast. So there also will be a sudden change in the American government. The situation now coming ..... the stone strikes the image. That means that the last of all democracy and kingdom goes away. You know when the mighty angel comes down and puts one leg on the sea and one leg on the earth and you know these two countries, India and America is made up of many states. It is like two legs; the tree of two legs. And here in India all the kingdoms have gone and now it has taken a different shape. America also will take a different shape. Very quickly the world will think that they have brought peace. This is the dullest period when we don’t see God move. Be still and know that I am God, that is what God says. We have to seek the kingdom of God first and the Lord will move in a mighty way. The Lord will move in a greater way in the future. I think that all our difficulties will be over soon. But be careful to seek God first and his kingdom. And others have no business here.
America’s new President has come. We have gotten so many letters from so many people, ..... and in India things are taking a good shape. And I plainly tell you, if you think that this is wrong, then you cannot stand. I cannot stand myself. If I didn’t think that God has given us the truth, I don’t think I could stand. But if you want to go, don’t put the blame on the ministry, that will shatter you to nothing. I want to remind you, you know the sin of the Holy Ghost. If the people only know that, they would be very careful about what they utter. Many people are fooling with the Holy Ghost. What does the Bible say? Any sin against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but any sin against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven in this world or in the world to come. That means you should come under the spiritual death as well as the physical. There is no repentance for that, and no one is supposed to pray for that.
In the Bible it has always happened what he promised. And if it doesn’t happen it is the only thing in the Bible which has not happened. But from the end of this year, and the beginning of next; already God has given a warning on California side about an earthquake. And when that Los Angeles goes down within a short time, then they will say, oh, what Bro.Branham said might be true. So Los Angeles will go before the destruction. But 1977 is not the end of the world, there will be a change in the world order. Today because of U.S.A. the world order is different. But once America goes then the whole world order changes and they will all be coming against Palestine, and the whole world will be against them. And in Palestine, you will see people who will stand for God. And two thirds of Jerusalem will be destroyed. The temple of the Lord God will not be built before the millennium. Jerusalem will not be built. But in the millennium there....May be, but not sure. His destruction will go until the end, and as it goes on, when the world order changes, many people will be destroyed. Many Christian saints will be put to death. But this message which God has given us will change us in one moment. Change us in no time. You know about this atomic sign.
As I told you that day, we must know who we were. Why we are trying to be like this? All religions are trying to bring a Dharma Yuga, under the head of Pope. But God wants to bring His Millennium according to His thinking. The whole world is now thinking how to stop the nuclear bomb. Everybody is making bombs and they are confederating how to stop making it. They are making the bombs but confederating to stop making the bombs. America tells, Russia must first stop making bombs. Russia tells, America must stop making bombs. Many people do not know how a certain country is getting more powerful. You know Sodom Gomorrah would not have been destroyed if there were five righteous people. Today America is preserved because of the righteous people of our ministry. When they are removed, fire will fall there. But this is not a fairy tale.
Today in America there are more than ten people. That is why America is not destroyed. The day these people get away in glory, immediately fire will fall and destroy them. So destruction is very close. Even in India, terrible persecution is going to come. All the religions will get together. And the tribulation will start all over the world. And the devil will be very active in killing. And the people will accept this message in tribulation. As in the days of Noah, so shall be in the days of the Son of Man. In Noah’s days, the Son of Man actually came, and closed the door. So He has to be on the earth. He has to close the door. Did he go in or out? Did the Son of Man go in or out? He closed the door. The Lord shut the door, standing on the doorstep, who closed the door? Did it rain on Him?
Now the thing is, this is like Emergency period. That shows there is a war, unseen war. Immediately what happened? U.N.O., has no money and there is no gold in America’s treasury. We don’t know how they are going to survive from this! Unless they join that great man 666 in whom the spirit of that person is there. We do not know that, it has come there. Because, no rocket can go to heaven now. Did anyone send rocket then? It is finished. So they can’t enter into heaven now. So, for a short time he is given power in the earth.
So America is under the lead. So they come under the list of people to be destroyed by (LORD GOD) Narayana. So, many people think that atomic bombs everything is killing. He Himself is the atom. It is created by Him. Nothing is created without Him. He only made this atomic formula. He can switch it off. If he puts it off, which radar can work? So they want to think that the whole world come under them.....under anti-Christ. But He has come alone simply as an old man - alone. But I am not worried. All the angelic forces are on the top ready with all the swords unsheathed. That is the sword drawn. The sword drawn, is ready for action. How? Whoever thinks, he will be killed on the same spot. He will be killed with the radar itself. Even if he presses the button, nothing will happen. So they will be saying: ‘How did they die? How did the plane crash?’ They can never find out. Because they could not go up now, they wanted to join with Russia and find out how to go to the other planets. God came down secretly. But now He has to reveal His power. If any rockets or anybody could go up, you can say: Bro. Lawrie is a liar. Because I have already given orders to Michael angel and Gabriel angel to take guard of the whole Heaven.
INTRODUCTORY MESSAGES TO SEVEN UNWRITTEN THUNDERS
volume I (1988)
America is only 300 years old, but they talk as if it is 3 million years old. “Oh! AMERICA”!!! All the Western Countries! You are all only 300 years old and you talk as if you are 3 million years old. Because your popularity and money and all, has made you proud. And you want to make yourself as somebody; but you should become nobody. You will never become nobody because you are proud. That is why, God is not completely in you. And you say that you are evangelising. You are evangelising only the tares. You go to convert the people to make them doubly sinful. You teach all kinds of sins to the world. You are the people who are smuggling drugs and everything; and trying to have projections to the other world and all things which are false. But I warn you that destruction is very close to you! The fire is going to fall, when the righteous people are taken away soon. Woe unto you! It would have been better if you had not been born. You are going to take the number 666 or you have to die as martyrs; or come to life now!! The life is calling you. The life is calling you!! The life is calling you!! Come or never come; martyrdom, or destruction. The whole soul will be destroyed. It is No.666. Otherwise, you will get the glorious body. I set before you these three things: deathlessness, or martyrdom or destruction of your body and soul in hell. What is your choice today? Choose one of them, And you will get it.
Rev.21:5: “Behold I make all things new”. - There is a man sitting on the throne and telling I make all things new. V.6: Only after this, He shows, “I am the beginning and the end. I am the one on top and the one below”. There is a river running. So, there, all the rivers join together and mix. The Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, Euphrates and all rivers that were separated, now join together. Formerly, it was divided. After the Babylonian tower, (Babel) the rivers were scattered. So Ganges came to India Pison went to China, Hiddekel, and Euphrates came to Persia. In the Beginning it was all under one source. Again all the lands join together. Likewise in the beginning, the whole land from America to India were all one land. Then God divided it. Now He is joining again. V.7-8: That is the White Throne Judgement. They do not get into this. They are completely destroyed. That is the second death. They that escape the second death are lucky people. That is killing the soul. So who is able to kill the soul? Christ Jesus is able to kill your body and soul in hell.
One fellow says, “The seven thunders were revealed to me”. No! It was never revealed to them. It was only their imagination and it will never give life. They say that Bro.Branham got all the Thunders like 12 is the number of Jews and 7 is the number of the gentiles. 12 is the vine and 7 is the wheat, etc. God is revealing the secret to Abraham. He says, “if there are ten righteous people, then I will not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah” - Gen.18:32. Even Lot was supposed to be a righteous man, a righteous man in the flesh. He was living like a worldly man. He is a type of the Natural Earthly Bride. He did not bring the seed. He became a problem to God’s people. He became the enemy of God’s people. He wanted to curse God’s seed, through Moab. He was responsible for killing lots of God’s people. Those are the denominations. In the Name of Jesus, they kill everybody, by giving money, this and that and girls. So that is a type of denomination. They think with their brain. They do not know God. We know God. They do not know God. But they go to Bible school, learn everything in the brain and pretend as if they know God.
INTRODUCTORY MESSAGES TO SEVEN UNWRITTEN THUNDERS
volume II (1988)
Branham was also having one - seventh spirit; so seven spirits came. So he introduces Christ’s coming. He is not Christ. He tells: He will come like this. Because in the time of the seventh angel, how the Son of Man will come, it has to be revealed. That is why he said; As in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so shall it be in the days when the Son of Man is revealed. When the revelation about the Son of Man comes, America will be like Sodom and Gomorrah. These people do not know about Lord God. They are fleshy people. They will think only in the terms of seeing and believing. But there will be some righteous people. America should have been destroyed about ten years ago. By the time, some people took the righteousness of God. So till these people are taken away, it will not be destroyed. The very night they get out, America will be burnt. That is like a second flood - Noah’s flood, it has to come first. Then they will be burnt. But the Bride who is in the righteousness of God will be removed. Now there is no water danger, but the fire danger is there.
The Bride is taken to New Jerusalem. Then the two witnesses take the American people, good people to Palestine to meet in the Third coming. Then only the Mount of Olives splits into two. And the earth, the river Jordan will become dry. They can walk across it; they will come by the two witnesses preaching. But in India - “As in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man”. He should be here only but He is not revealed. The revealing, He has revealed to America. But these are the days of the Son of Man.
First of all, come to the first Thunder. That is, all these days, the revelation had been clear through the prophets. In the seven church Ages, God revealed the secrets through the seven messengers. They all, as a prophet, got the revelation. And when the sounding of the 7th messenger ....... when the 7th messenger sounds - that means the 7th messenger will die; then his tapes will sound. The Son of Man will be revealed. So He will tell that how He will come. From where he will come? After revealing all these, He will go. Then America will be like Sodom. Gomorrah. See! As in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of Son of Man, when He will be revealed. This is America. (Luke 17:30). As in the days of Noah. So shall it be in the days of Son of Man. (Matt.24:37). That is India. As what happened in the days of Noah, so shall also happen in the days of Son of Man. But Noah will not be here, but other man will be here, just like Noah having three children. That is happening in the East. Sodom, Gomorrah period like burning place, will happen only in the west. So after that, the seven Thunders are sealed, that is, He is going to prepare the place for the people who love Him.
From the beginning upto now, those who have not worshipped the beast nor taken his image nor received his mark upon their foreheads reigned with Christ for thousand years. If they had touched the mark of the beast, they will not rise up. At the end they will come for the total destruction. The second death of the soul hath no power on the people who escaped this mark of the beast and they will reign. If they escape the mark of the beast and take resurrection, they have no second death. If they have not done any good works, there is the possibility of losing their soul in second death. If they have not done any good works, then they will have to go to total destruction. If they are not standing true to God now itself, then how can they do good works at that time? Then in thousand years they will be judged, there will be normal life. And all the wicked people are not going to rule over them. They will be forced and they will be asked to keep quiet. But if they are not changed, when the devil is loosed, they come again to fight with the saints. That is called Gog and Magog fight, 1000 years after Armageddon fight. That is what we are going to face now. The Bride will go but the Son of David will be down on the earth, fighting alone. Fire comes down from God out of heaven and devoureth them. The fire licks and destroys everything. The first fire fell on Sodom Gomorrah, like the flood before Adam and Eve. Like Noah’s flood, this is the second fire which they deserve. Then comes the New Heaven and New Earth.