"A short and quick message that will shake the whole nation" - And knoweth it not(39)
THE LIFE STORY OF BRO.S.THOMAS
(THE SECOND RIDE OF CHRIST BRANHAM)
FROM THE EAST
IN THE BIBLE:
“Who raised up THE RIGHTEOUS MAN FROM THE EAST, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow”. -Isaiah 41:2
“Calling A RAVENOUS BIRD FROM THE EAST, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” – Isaiah 46:11
“They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like A LION: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble FROM THE WEST.” – Hosea 11:10
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven,..: AND HE SET HIS RIGHT FOOT UPON THE SEA, and his left foot on the earth,… And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,… But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” – Rev 10:1-7
IN THE SPOKEN WORD:
“But one of these days, there’s A GREAT MAGNET coming from THE EAST called THE SON OF GOD that sweep this land. And every person that’s dead in Christ shall rise with Him” – Redemption by power (20)
“I am wishing you the very merriest of Christmas, that God will send HIS STAR FROM THE EAST, that rose in the East, ninteen hundred years ago, and will guide you to THE WORD MADE FLESH.” – We have seen His star (215)
“ … and a voice shook the whole earth. The earth shook under my feet. He said, “After it quit shaking, I heard a voice ; Brother Branham, it was your voice ! I know, something said to me. It said `I WILL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE !’ I started looking up the rock like this, and looked on, in past the clouds, and way up there standing on a rock that leads from the EAST TO THE WEST in a pointed shape like that, like a pyramid. Run back to the EAST and there you were standing there on a horse, that I never seen anything like it in my life-great white horse, white mane hanging down, and you were dressed like AN INDIAN CHIEF … he said, “you pulled on the reins ; went riding off towards the WEST …”
“And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellation—three on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would’ve been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was. FLYING EASTWARD You remember like that? And I said, “It picked me up, lifted me up.” Do you remember that?” – The Seventh Seal
FROM WHOM AND WHERE WE SHOULD EXPECT THE ANOTHER MINISTRY OF CHRIST BRANHAM AS PROPHESIED WHILE HE WAS AT THE WEST.
“… And as civilization has traveled; East to West, so has the Gospel traveled with it. And now there is no place to go, but back EAST AGAIN” -A paradox (45)
“And we all know that civilization has traveled from East to the West… AND THE CIVILIZATION has traveled from east to west, BECAUSE IT’S FOLLOWED THE SUN, and now we have got all the way to the west coast. If we go further, we are back EAST AGAIN. See. So, we’re at the end of the road.” -The Evening Messenger (9)
“Now, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. It does not change. It’s the same Sun. Now when the Holy Spirit came, Jesus the Son of God, He came in the East on the eastern people… it’s traveled as civilization has traveled with the sun, coming from the east to the west, and now we are at the west coast, we go any further we are BACK EAST” -The End time Evangelism
“…civilization ‘s moved right on the west, and the Church has moved right on the west and now, if we go any further then what we are now, we come back EAST AGAIN.” -A Man that can turn on the Light (33)
ANOTHER NATION , ANOTHER PEOPLE
“…but there’s an hour coming now when something’s fixing to take place. The message will go to ANOTHER NATION , ANOTHER PEOPLE …” -God’s provided way
“And I looked up, and here came another Angel. This One standing by my side was the same Man that always talks. And here come another One from heaven, and He had great oscillating Light turned on. And this Angel caught me by the shoulders and turned me to the east. And as I looked to the east, I never seen so many people in all my life, and they wasn’t Africans. They looked like they… They had a—a sheet wrapped around them like this, and just pulled it up and stuffed it down like the INDIANS WEAR, up around CALCUTTA, and up in that way. And they were little bitty, skinny men. And they had their hands up, just a praising God, and a SCREAMING MY NAME as loud as they could to come that way.
And I looked, and the Angel that stood just above me then, He was a great, mighty looking Fellow too. And He had this great light in His hand, oscillating. And He turned It on, and It went way back through the hills. And just as far as I could see, was nothing but a solid mass of people.
And then, the Angel that was standing near me, when I seen all of that turning that way, He said… I heard the number just as plain as you hear me. He said, “There’s three hundred thousand of those in that Branham meeting.” – Africa Trip (59)
“ I looked back and saw again; there was many people setting, even greater than the first meeting. Then the Angel which was speaking to me, turned me to THE EAST, which would be that way. And there was so many people, that I couldn’t even numerate. They went over hills, and an Angel, smaller than the One which was standing by me, came from the—above with a light, an oscillating light, and it showed over the hills at the people. And they looked like INDIANS, half dressed. They were rejoicing and praising God as I spoke to them. And I heard the Angel, which was above me, say to the Angel standing by my side,” – Divine healing
CALLED BY NAME THOMAS
“…like THOMAS, he was about the last one to see the Lord, but he had to see Him, to believe Him, see? when they see it happen, oh! THOMAS come in, but he was a little late.
Now, when they see the things that’s predicted and saying THUS SAITH THE LORD happens, then they say, “Give us some of your oil see?…” -Doing God a Service without His will (20)
“…see? Notice, THOMAS and Gentiles are just as blinded Today as Israel was. Because what ! the veil. God veiled in a human being, blinded Israel. Notice has ever blinded one…” – The Unveiling of God (33)
NOTE: In the reprinted (1989) message “THE UNVEILING OF GOD” the name THOMAS is removed. ( page 33,para221)
THE BIBLE SAYS,
“ And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” – Rev 22:19
CHRIST BRANHAM SAYS,
“…And if you’re taking it on tapes or anything, then you stay right with that tape teaching! Don’t say nothing, but WHAT THAT TAPE SAYS! JUST SAY JUST EXACTLY WHAT THE TAPE SAYS, because some of those things…we’re going to understand a whole lot about this now-why it’s misunderstood! you be sure to say just what the tape says! Don’t say nothing else, because…I DON’T SAY THAT OF MY OWN! IT’S HIM THAT SAYS IT…” -God in simplicity (19)
GO TO INDIA FIRST
“And then I forgot about it and went to India first and then He condemned me at Portuguese, as you know the story. And said, “I thought I said to you ‘Go to Africa first.’” And then I was condemned. And I thought all the time, and now it just comes up, the revelation begins to push me for Africa, and I read in the vision, and the vision really said, “GO TO INDIA FIRST and back to Africa.” It’s just exactly the way it’s going to happen.
Now, see, the Lord spoke to me, knowing that I would fail, but the vision can’t fail. It’s what God has already said and it cannot fail. The vision, I’ve got it wrote in an flyleaf of my Bible. I will bring it down maybe and let you see it. How that it really reads that I will go to India first and then back to Africa; but He told me to go to Africa first and then to India, knowing that I would fail, but the vision can never fail. God has spoke it. It’s got to be that way.” – Queen of Sheba
HIGH CLOUD RING OF MYSTERY
…And a High Cloud Ring of Mystery
Hovering like a giant’s smoke ring, a great cloud appeared at sunset over Flagstaff, Ariz, 28 Feb. 1963 and set off a continuing scientific mystery.
The photograph on the page were taken from p.112 of Life magazine May 17, 1963.
Science Magazine 19 April 1963 Vol. 140 No. 3564
Life magazine May 17 1963 p.112
…And a High Cloud Ring of Mystery
Hovering like a giant’s smoke ring, a great cloud appeared at sunset over Flagstaff, Ariz, last Feb. 28 and set off a continuing scientific mystery. Watchers struck by the cloud’s odd shape and huge size, took pictures, like these four, at different times and from widely scattered locations in the state.
Dr. James McDonald, a meteorologist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Tucson, has been accumulating the pictures. Using them as the basis for trigonometric calculation, he has made a startling discovery that the cloud was at least 26 miles high and 30 miles across – “a lot higher and bigger,” he says, “than a cloud should be.” The circle was too high to be made by a jet plane, and so far as Dr. McDonald can determine, there were no rockets, rocket planes or bombs being tested nearby that day. He hopes anyone else with pictures will lend them to him, for he would like some more clues about the cloud 26 miles up – no water droplets exist at that height to make a cloud.
The photographs on the following pages were scanned from p.112 of Life magazine May 17, 1963.
THE SEVENTH ANGEL’S HEAD SETTING SIDE WAYS
“And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel! He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. do you remember that ? They were in a constellation threee on a side and one on to. and the one right next to me here counting from the LEFT TO THE RIGHT, would have been the SEVENTH ANGEL.” -The Seals 560,561
“Both the Seventh Angels, The Seventh Church Angel and THE SEVENTH ANGEL OF THE CONSTELLATION have their location in the Bible in Revelation : 10 : 7. That is why the Great Prophet uses the same scripture to identify both of them. “I believe that the Seventh Angel of Revelation : 10 is the Seventh Church Age messenger of Revelation : 3:14 … `But in the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel … Now you notice, this was an Angel and it is The Angel of the Seventh Church Age”. – Sirs, is this the Time ( 29)
SIDE VIEW OF THAT ANGEL
“”The reason that was such a tremendous thing, that He spoke of it here and showed those Seven Thunders and “Look” and “Life” my “Life” magazine there, packed that circle of cloud and light there that they could not understand and don’t know it yet, but here telling, “Go there and wait for these mysteries to be revealed” and here months before it happened; and then it happened, and exactly the way He said it would do.
Did you notice in that picture even that Angel on the right when He was being materialized, coming down, with His wings back and His head setting sideways? There it is right there in the picture just exactly: months before it happened, told here that HE’S GOING TO BRING THE BODY OF BELIEVERS TOGETHER TO REVEAL, TAKE UP THEM LOST ENDS.” – Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed (33)
BRO. THOMAS HEAD SETTING SIDE WAYS
THE SEVEN ANGELS IN A CONSTELLATION
The Revelation of “the vision of the Seven Angels”.
“… the Third came from the West sweeping forward with great terrific speed, and they picked me up. That was coming back east with the mystery of these Seven Seals, just like it said in Junior Jackson’s dream that the Lord let me interpret for him these. On the inside of that Pyramid, there was white stone that wasn’t written on”. -Sirs, Is this the time?
We know that the “White Stone” represents the Thunder mysteries which were kept hidden in the mind of Christ since the foundation of the World.
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:” – I Corin. 2 : 7
THE MINISTRY OF BRO.S.THOMAS AND HIS IDENTITY FORETOLD IN THE BIBLE
“Who raised up THE RIGHTEOUS MAN FROM THE EAST, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow”. -Isaiah 41:2
“So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.” – 1 King 19:19-21
NOTE: Elisha’s calling typifies the calling of BRO.S.THOMAS. How Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah… And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him; as such BRO.S.THOMAS also when God called him tore all his certificates and credentials and burnt them all.)
“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
“ And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
And he answered and told them, ELIAS VERILY COMETH FIRST, AND RESTORETH ALL THINGS; and how it is written of the Son of Man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.” -Mark 9:11-13
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED.” -1 Corin 15:52
“ But in the days of THE VOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” -Rev 10:7
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem, behold, thy king cometh unto there, he is just, and having Salvation, lowly, and riding upon an ASS, and upon a colt, the foal of an ASS”. – Zech 9:9
“ Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.” -Ezek 39:4
“And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,” -Rev 10:2
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” – Rev 10:7
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” – Rev 11:15
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the Everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” -Rev 14:6-8
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” -Rev 18:1-2
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” -Rev 3:19
THE MINISTRY OF BRO.S.THOMAS AND HIS IDENTITY FORETOLD IN THE SPOKEN WORD BY CHRIST BRANHAM.
LAYING A FOUNDATION
“Now, we notice that this—this great thing taken place. And now, we believe that there is to be a coming of the true spirit of Elijah. It’s predicted it would be. See? And we must remember it’ll be here in its own season and time. We may be LAYING A FOUNDATION for it now. And it won’t be no organization.” -The Fourth Seal HAND THE OLD SWORD OVER TO SOMEBODY ELSE
“Then, Lord, I pray that you will help me, I am beginning to fade away, Lord. I know my days can’t be too many…And when it comes to the time that I must lay down…may I be able TO HAND THE OLD SWORD OVER TO SOMEBODY ELSE that`will be honest with it, Lord, and will pack the truth”. -The Seals (573)
A SWORD IN A HAND
“I saw seven angels come. Didn’t “Life Magazine” pack it, … stood right there when them seven Angels appeared right there on the hill? It shook the hills for miles around like that. There stood seven Angels and throwed A SWORD IN A HAND…” -The Easter Seal (35) WARNING SIGN THAT JUDGMENT IS AT HAND
“ Now, His Word is fulfilled in His voice. What He promises, then He fulfills His Word by the voice. THE COMING OF A PROPHET IS A WARNING SIGN THAT JUDGMENT IS AT HAND.” – Voice of the Sign
HIS MOSES READY AT THAT TIME.
“Notice, but God is waiting till the iniquity of these modern Amorites is filled. Don’t worry; He’ll have HIS MOSES READY AT THAT TIME. There’ll be an Exodus someday to the promised land. There’ll be a Moses come along who’ll call out, restore the faith of the children back to the fathers. It’ll come one of these days”. – The God of this evil age (32)
JOSHUA – GOD’S DESTROYING ANGEL
“God’s destroying angel was coming. They knew, it, JOSHUA WAS THAT ANGEL. They were in line …So is every nation in the world in line of God’s judgment”. – The Token (39)
MANY MISS HIM
“ …the great teachings of the Seven Seals. MANY MISS HIM BY THE WAY HE REVEALS HIMSELF. ..” -God in simplicity (20)
HE SHAKES THEM TO PIECES
“ and when that real message drops down, THAT MESSENGER goes forth, and HE SHAKES THEM TO PIECES. That’s right It is a religious disturbance when a seal is opened.That is what happened”. – The Seven Seals (497)
HIS STAR FROM THE EAST,
“I am wishing you the very merriest of Christmas, that God will send HIS STAR FROM THE EAST, that rose in the East, ninteen hundred years ago, and will guide you to THE WORD MADE FLESH.” – We have seen His star (215) HE’S COMING FROM THE EAST
“Now, you see, he’s the same Angel come forth again, COMING FROM THE EAST, from where Jesus shall come, and He has the Seal of the living God. Glory.” – Question and Answer in COD
ANGEL -PICKED ME UP, LIFTED ME UP
And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellation—three on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would’ve been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was flying eastward. You remember like that? And I said, “It PICKED ME UP,LIFTED ME UP .” Do you remember that? – The Seventh Seal AN ANGEL WITH GREAT OSCILATING LIGHT
“And I looked up, and here came another Angel. This One standing by my side was the same Man that always talks. And here come another One from heaven, and He had GREAT OSCILLATING LIGHT turned on. And this Angel caught me by the shoulders and turned me to the east. And as I looked to the east, I never seen so many people in all my life, and they wasn’t Africans. They looked like they… They had a—a sheet wrapped around them like this, and just pulled it up and stuffed it down like the Indians wear, up around Calcutta, and up in that way. And they were little bitty, skinny men. And they had their hands up, just a praising God, and a screaming my name as loud as they could to come that way.”
THE TRUE FORERUNNER TO THE SECOND COMING
“ When this prophet will come , and as the forerunner to the first coming cried, “ Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world,” even so will he no doubt cry out, “ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD COMING IN GLORY.” He will do this, for even as John was the messenger of truth to the elect, so is this one the last messenger to the elect and word- born bride.” -The Seven Church age
HE WILL STAND IN THE BREACH FOR THE LITTLE FLOCK.
“In Malachi the 4th chapter and Revelation also, the 3rd chapter, tells us that he will be there in the last days, that same ONE THAT’LL STAND IN THE BREACH FOR THE PEOPLE WITH A LITTLE FLOCK THAT GOD WILL GIVE HIM. He’ll come in the last days. God said so. He’ll be a sign to this Gentile nation that her time is no more. And remember, when he appears in the scene, the time is at hand! Let’s pray for God to send him.” – A True sign that’s overlooked
MAN OF THE WILDERNESS
“ Since THIS PROPHET MESSENGER of Revelation 10:7 will be the same as Malachi 4:5-6, he will be naturally like Elijah and John. Both were men set apart from the accepted religious schools of their day. BOTH WERE MEN OF THE WILDERNESS. Both acted only they had “THUS SAITH THE LORD,” straight from God by revelation. Both lashed out against the religious orders and leaders of their day. But not only was that so, they lashed out against all who were corrupt or would corrupt others. And notice, both prophesied much against immoral women and their ways. Elijah cried out against Jezebel, and John rebuked Herodias, Philip’s wife.” -The Laodicean Church age -325-2 HE WILL NOT BE POPULAR,
“ Though HE WILL NOT BE POPULAR, he will be vindicated by God. As Jesus authenticated John, and the Holy Ghost authenticated Jesus, we can well expect this man will be first of all authenticated by the Spirit working in his life in acts of power that are indisputable and found nowhere else; and Jesus Himself, in returning, will authenticate him, even as He authenticated John. John witnessed that Jesus was coming,- and so will this man, like John,witness that Jesus is coming and the very return of Christ will prove that this man indeed was the forerunner of His second coming. This is the final evidence that this indeed is the prophet of Malachi 4, for the Gentile period will be Jesus, Himself appearing then it will be too late for those who have rejected him.” -The Laodicean Church age -326-1
GOD WILL MAKE HIM KNOWN
“…coming in the world soon, the great angel of light that will come to us, that will lead us out, a great Holy Spirit, coming power, and will lead us to the Lord Jesus Christ. He probably won’t it, but the will be here some of these days…GOD WILL MAKE HIM KNOWN .He won’t have to make himself known. God will make him known.” -The Pergamean Church age (282) CAPSTONE (HEAD STONE) PROPHETIC MINISTRY
“because this man will of necessity have the CAPSTONE PROPHETIC MINISTRY, and God will shew him forth. He won’t need to speak for himself, God will speak for him by the voice of the sign. Amen.” -Laodicean church age CHRIST BRANHAM READ MANY BOOKS ABOUT HIM
Now, the last message they get is when this prophet that I’ve been speaking of, which I’ve been reading many books about it. . . And I know that real good sensible, spiritual thinking man knows that that’s coming; know it’s coming, but the trouble of it is, they keep saying, “We need it. It’s going to be.” And when it comes, they’d be so humble they’ll probably miss it just like they did the other time. – The Forth Seal (316)
GATHERING THE BRIDES
“The reason that was such a tremendous thing, that He spoke of it here and showed those Seven Thunders and “Look” and “Life” my “Life” magazine there, packed that circle of cloud and light there that they could not understand and don’t know it yet, but here telling, “Go there and wait for these mysteries to be revealed” and here months before it happened; and then it happened, and exactly the way He said it would do.
Did you notice in that picture even that Angel on the right when He was being materialized, coming down, with His wings back and His head setting sideways? There it is right there in the picture just exactly: months before it happened, told here that HE’S GOING TO BRING THE BODY OF BELIEVERS TOGETHER TO REVEAL, take up them lost ends.” – Christ Is The Mystery of God Revealed (33)
THE GREAT PROPHET THAT I SPEAK WILL COME, OF THE ELIJAH
“I would have wanted to emerge this little body with it right quick. I’ve waited; I have longed; I have been under anticipations and believed that some great one was coming someday or maybe a—THE GREAT PROPHET THAT I SPEAK WILL COME, OF THE ELIJAH. I’ve always believed and thought maybe that maybe I’d live to see the day that, when I could change, when I’d see that person rise on the scene. Then I could take my little church and say, “Brethren, this is the man we have looked for. This man, he is the one.” I’ve waited for that. And if actually that has passed, then I’m looking to say from up here, “Brethren, this is the One.” Coming from here. See? And I—I want to see the church kept up like that.” – Taking sides with Jesus (35) REVEAL THE MYSTERIES TO THE END TIME PEOPLE
“he (the prophet) will REVEAL THE MYSTERIES TO THE END TIME PEOPLE, and turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers.There are those who say that God’s people are going to come together through a collective revelation.” – Laodicean Church age MANY WILL MISUNDERSTAND HIM
“ Many will misunderstand him because they have been taught Scriptures in a certain way which they consider truth. When he comes against that, they will not believe .Even some true ministers will misunderstand the messenger because so much has been called God’s truth by believers.” – The Seven Church ages
TURNING THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THEIR FATHERS
“But it does not say that THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN WERE TURNED TO THE FATHERS. THAT IS YET TO TAKE PLACE” – The Laodicean Church age
“. . . Both John and this last day Prophet have upon them the same Spirit which was upon Elijah.
Now this messenger of Mal 4 and Rev 10:7 is going to do TWO THINGS.
ONE: According to Mal.4, HE WILL TURN THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS.
TWO: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Rev 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be the divinely revealed mystery-truths that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers -The Seven Church age (327, 328)
“…and so will this man, like John, witness that Jesus is coming And the very return of Christ will prove that this man indeed was THE FORERUNNER OF HIS SECOND COMING.” -The Laodicean Church age THE MESSENGER OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
“Look! I want to say one more thing. Closely now, don’t miss this. How striking! From the Seventh angel’s (MESSENGER OF THE SEVENTH SEAL) Message and REVELATIONS 10 WAS SEVENTH SEAL” – Feast of the trumpets (38)
JESUS HIMSELF APPEARING
“- and so will this man, like John, witness that JESUS IS COMING AND THE VERY RETURN OF CHRIST will prove that this man indeed was the forerunner of His second coming. This is the final evidence that this indeed is the prophet of Malachi 4, for the Gentile period will BE JESUS, HIMSELF APPEARING then it will be too late for those who have rejected him.” -The Laodicean Church age (326-1) HIS WORDS MAY BE AS HARSH AS JOHN THE BAPTIST
“ The true prophet of God in this last day will proclaim the whole Word .Denominations will hate him. His words may be as harsh as John the Baptist who called them vipers. But the predestinated will hear and be ready for the Rapture. The Royal Seed of Abraham with like faith as Abraham’s will hold to Word with him, for they are predestinated together.” – The Seven Church ages THE SECOND ELIJAH – THAT GREAT ELIJAH
“Now we’re in the Seventh age, the Laodicean Church age. And we are looking for that great messenger of THE SECOND APPEARING OF ELIJAH. On the countdown. And as soon as that appears then it’s zero hour” -Countdown (22)
“But this Seventh Angel don’t compromise on anything! He gathers up all the loose ends – … God send him… the man will have to be a Prophet … THAT GREAT ELIJAH… He will be THE SECOND ELIJAH, as promised. Oh, my. The message that he will bring will be the mysteries on all these things” – Sirs, is this the time? (34, 35)
“Now watch THE COMPOUND COMING OF ELIJAH…Now watch HIS COMPOUND COMING ,HIS ONE COMING AND HIS SECOND.” -The Seven Church Ages (506,508) MINISTRY OF JOSHUA (JOSHUA, THE 1ST CHAPTER)
“And I pitched forward in the floor. My strength was gone. I raised up, looked around, and I heard something going… The leaves turning, and I looked, and here come my Bible right down, and It was turned to the same Scripture where I read tonight. And then It was turning back towards the front of the Bible, and as It turned back towards the front part, It stopped on JOSHUA, THE 1ST CHAPTER, and a finger begin to read down, point down along the lines. “The Lord thy God is with thee where so ever thou goest. No man shall stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so will I be with you. Be very courageous…” And so forth like that, till It read down there, most of the chapter, 1ST CHAPTER OF JOSHUA. And then, It went away.” – Africa trip
“And then, as I came to and was thanking the Lord in the room, my breath seemed comingly faintly, and then I looked again, and I heard leaves in my Bible, and here come my Bible, coming across the floor, and stood in front of me, and it turned to the 1ST CHAPTER OF JOSHUA”. – Divine healing
THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH.
“And now, we believe that there is to be a coming of THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH. It’s predicted it would be. See? And we must remember it’ll be here in its own season and time. We may be laying a foundation for it now. And it won’t be no organization.” -The Fourth Seal
“ But Joshua was a God –sent prophet and he knew the promises of God, so he waited for them. He waited for a clear cut decision from
God and when the time came to move .God placed the full leadership in JOSHUA’S HANDS because he had stayed with the Word. GOD COULD TRUST JOSHUA BUT NOT THE OTHERS, so it will repeat in this end day. The same problem, the same pressure.” -The Seven Church ages
AN ANGEL (MESSENGER) IS GOING TO TELL WHICH IS RIGHT AND WHICH IS WRONG.
” AN ANGEL is coming to bring the separation, the segregation between the right and the wrong. And no one can do that but the Angel of the Lord. He’s the One that is going to tell WHICH IS RIGHT AND WHICH IS WRONG, God said He will send His angels at the last times. Not angels down through here, but angel at the last time, and would gather together. We know that this is the coming harvest time now. Now, AN ANGEL is actually interpreted a “MESSENGER.” -The seed of discrepancy (6, 19) THE ZERO HOUR MESSENGER
“Now, we’re in the seventh age, the Laodicean church age. And we are looking for THAT GREAT MESSENGER OF THE SECOND APPEARING OF ELISHA ON THE COUNTDOWN. And as soon as that appears, then it’s ZERO TIME and the church takes its way home, goes out into space, into the heavens, on beyond moon, stars,” -Count down (109) THE GREAT PROPHET OF ALL PROPHETS,
“And to see the day that we’re living, when the lights are going dim! And we need today a rising up of the prophet, like it was in the days of Samuel, when Eli, when he was begin to grow dim, and the lights was going out in the temple of God. Then God raised on the scene. And we pray, Lord, that you will rise on the scene tonight among us, and will show Yourself alive, the—THE GREAT PROPHET OF ALL PROPHETS, the Son of the living God.” -Go wake Jesus
A GENUINE SERVANT OF GOD,
“But there will come on this earth, by God’s promise, A GENUINE SERVANT OF GOD, identified by God (by His word being the answer of this day), that’ll set the Bride in order (a real little minority of the Church) and take it up. That’s right! He’ll introduce, ‘Behold, there’s the one I talked about, see, that’ll come” – Modern events are made clear by prophecy (41)
‘I’LL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE!
“He said, “After it quit shaking, I heard a voice; Brother Branham, it was your voice ! I know, something said to me. It said, ‘I’LL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE!’ I started looking up the Rock like this, and looked on, in past the clouds, and way up there standing on a rock that leads from the east to the west in a pointed shape like that, like a pyramid. Run back there to the east and there you were standing there on a horse, that I never seen anything like it in my life – great white horse, white mane hanging down, and you were dressed like an Indian – with all the things the INDIANS use. It had a breastplate; then bangles on the arms, and all down around like that.
You had your hands up like that – that horse, standing there like a Military horse with a Prance like this, walking, me standing still – and” he said, “You pulled on the ruins; went riding off towards the west. I looked down there was a whole lot of scientists”… And he said, “Scientists, they were pouring things in tubes and mixing them. You stopped the horse; raised up your hands and began to scream. ‘I’LL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE!” and He said the whole earth shook.
… Then you went on down; that big horse Armed around way, as far west as you could you stood, raised your hands up like that. “Then he started crying. He said, “Brother Branham, see that horse standing over there, was bonnet and everything like that, and that breastplate and everything shine.” He said, “you held your hands up a little white and you loosed as it again; picked up the ruins and said, ‘I’LL RIDE THIS TRAIL JUST ONCE MORE!” He said, “The whole earth shook back and forth like that, and there was no more life left in me. I just fell down by the side of the rock, and I woke up”.
… He said, “And I saw it coming, and I watched it. What it was, it was a man on a horse, and he was coming with lightening speed. I saw he was going to come down in front of me, and I stopped my car, jumped out. When I did a horse was standing in the road, a great white military horse walking in a Prance”. That’s the word, of course, you know it, walking in a Prance. He said, “There was a man sitting on there. He was dressed in western garb – wasn’t a cowboy, but he looked like a Chief over rangers or something”. (See, all of his Chief authority from the west. the Indians over the Indians, rangers over the …). “The man had His pulled down and was looking sideways and when he turned sideways, “He said, “It was you, Brother Branham. You never talked like you did. You said, ‘Junior’ – called him three times”. “He said, “I’ll tell you what to do”. Then you pulled upon the reins of this horse; he made about three lopes and took to the skies, and you were gone – towards the west – And Knoweth It Not (33-35) TO MISCONSTRUE THAT MESSENGER’S WORD.
“Now, we’re in the evening time. And the messengers down through the age… We find out that at the beginning when a messenger was sent, to—to misconstrue His Word or to doubt one Word, it was total annihilation and eternal separation from God, TO MISCONSTRUE THAT MESSENGER’S WORD.” -The end time evangelism (71)
HIS MINISTRY WAS FINISHED, MESSIAH SHOWED HIMSELF.
“In Malachi the 4th chapter and Revelation also, the 3rd chapter, tells us that he will be there in the last days, that same one that’ll stand in the breach for the people with a little flock that God will give him. He’ll come in the last days. God said so. He’ll be a sign to this Gentile nation that her time is no more. And remember, when he appears in the scene, the time is at hand! Let’s pray for God to send him. The time is at hand! As soon as HIS MINISTRY WAS FINISHED, MESSIAH SHOWED
HIMSELF. AS HIS MINISTRY, THE MESSIAH WILL SHOW HIMSELF.” – A True sign that’s overlooked
THE GREAT ANGEL OF LIGHT
“…coming in the world soon, THE GREAT ANGEL OF LIGHT that will come to us, that will lead us out, a great Holy Spirit, coming power, and will lead us to the Lord Jesus Christ. He probably won’t it, but he will be here some of these days…God will make him known. He won’t have to make himself known. God will make him known.” -The Pergamean Church age (282) NEVER SUCH A PROPHET IN ALL THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD
“God would send His prophet like Elijah, Jeremiah, Isaiah. And if you’ll notice, NEVER IN ALL THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, DID
EVER THE CHURCH PRODUCE A PROPHET. Search it in the Old Testament, or in this day, in the latter day. Show me any prophet was ever raised out of the church in the last day. Show me one ever come up, out. And show me one time that a prophet, a real servant of God, that the ecclesiastical system of the world didn’t condemn him.” – Hebrew Chapter
“….only thing he had to have his one man that he could operate with. that’s all he wants, is one man…. you see today he’s trying to get one man… that will tell the truth, that will be FEARLESS with it; that won’t pull no punches; that will not be dogmatic. one man that he can hold in his hand and show his word alive and show himself alive.” – Third Exodus.
GREAT MIGHTY LOOKING FELLOW
“And I looked, and the Angel that stood just above me then, He was a GREAT, MIGHTY LOOKING FELLOW too. And He had this great light in His hand, oscillating. And He turned It on, and It went way back through the hills. And just as far as I could see, was nothing but a solid mass of people. -Africa trip
“Notice, but God is waiting till the iniquity of these modern Amorites is filled. Don’t worry. He’ll have His MOSES ready at that time. There’ll be AN EXODUS Someday to the promised land. There’ll be A MOSES come along who’ll call out, restore the faith of the Children back to the fathers. IT’LL COME ONE OF THESE DAYS”. -The God of this evil age (32)
HE IS GOING TO SKIN YOU
“America, what do you want ? your opinion, America you been crying for a Messiah. What do you want ? you got what you wanted. Now what are you going to do with it. HE IS GOING TO SKIN YOU, that’s exactly what it’s going to do, going to send you to your grave – The falling apart of the world (181) A GREAT ANOINTED ONE
“ Now, we’re satisfied that the angel of this last church age, predicted from the Old Testament down; now, the rest of them wasn’t. Paul, Irenaeus, they wasn’t predicted. But this last age, at the end of the consummation, the end of the world, it’ll be such a tremendous time that we got just ahead of us, till this angel of this age was predicted all the way back in the Scripture, the Old scripture, the ending up of this age. It’s Elijah, a great anointed one. – Laodicean Church age (510)
SIDE VIEW OF THAT ANGEL
“The reason that was such a tremendous thing, that He spoke of it here and showed those Seven Thunders and “Look” and “Life” my “Life” magazine there, packed that circle of cloud and light there that they could not understand and don’t know it yet, but here telling, “Go there and wait for these mysteries to be revealed” and here months before it happened; and then it happened, and exactly the way He said it would do.
Did you notice in that picture even that Angel on the right when He was being materialized, coming down, with His wings back and His head setting sideways? There it is right there in the picture just exactly: months before it happened, told here that He’s going to bring the Body of believers together to reveal, take up them lost ends.” – Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed (33)
“He said, “After it quit shaking, I heard a voice; Brother Branham, it was your voice! I know, something said to me. It said, ‘I’ll ride this trail once more!’ I started looking up the Rock like this, and looked on, in past the clouds, and way up there standing on a rock that leads from the east to the west in a pointed shape like that, like a pyramid. Run back there to the east and there you were standing there on a horse, that I never seen anything like it in my life – great white horse, white mane hanging down, and you were dressed like an INDIAN CHIEF – with all the things the INDIANS use. It had a breastplate; then bangles on the arms, and all down around like that. – And Knoweth It Not (33) A GREAT MAGNET COMING FROM THE EAST
“But one of these days, there’s A GREAT MAGNET coming from THE EAST called THE SON OF GOD that sweep this land. And every person that’s dead in Christ shall rise with Him” – Redemption by power (20)
AFTER CHRIST BRANHAM
“But let me say this, that there will come there will come a message, and there will come a messenger, I believe that if it’s to be a man it’ll be somebody AFTER ME see it’ll be… But this message somebody that I‘m preaching is the True Message of this day, and it’s the Last Message – Q&A COD part II ( 391)
THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.
“And to see the day that we’re living, when the lights are going dim! And we need today a rising up of the prophet, like it was in the days of Samuel, when Eli, when he was begin to grow dim, and the lights was going out in the temple of God. Then God raised on the scene. And we pray, Lord, that you will rise on the scene tonight among us, and will show Yourself alive, the—the great prophet of all prophets, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.” -Go wake Jesus ONE OF THE TWO PROPHETS REVEALING THAT SEAL
“Now noticed, Don’t let it choke you, but watch what opened that seal PROPHETS -Seals (433)
HE WILL CONNECT ALL THE LOOSE ENDS
“ Somebody’s come forth with a chart, and drawed it all out, and somebody’s come forth with another thing and drawed this all out contrary to this one. Some one come forth and said, “This is it,” coming back to this, and others has wrote books and things like that. But God comes in the power of His resurrection and who’s going to speak against it? If Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, He does the same that He did yesterday, today, and forever. That’s what this angel is supposed to do, take them mysteries, them LOOSE ENDS, that people run out on…” – Sirs.Is this the end time?
THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST BRANHAM
“And I said, “Lord God, I’m not worthy to be Your servant.” I said, “IF YOU WILL, LIFT YOUR SPIRIT AND GIVE IT TO ANOTHER. – Divine healing
THE END TIME LEADER
“Now, let us stand like Joshua and Caleb. (Now, watch close, this is going to have a spiritual background.) Now, let us stand like Joshua and Caleb as we see the promised land coming in sight. It’s nearing the time to be given. “Joshua” in Hebrew means “Saviour” and represents the promised ENDTIME LEADER to take the church over.” -The Spoken word is the original seed THE SON OF MAN IS REVEALING THE SON OF MAN
“In the very day that THE SON OF MAN is revealed, Revelation 10:”1-7, read it when you get home … The Seventh Angel’s message, opening up the seals … What is it? Not the Angel is THE SON OF MAN, but the messenger is revealing, THE SON OF MAN. Can you get it separated now? That’s where it seems to be so hard for you. You see? Not Son of Man Himself, but the Seventh Angel, the Seventh messenger, is revealing to the public THE SON OF MAN, because it’s left the shuck… it’s the grain itself again”. – The Anointed ones at the end time (61).
“Think of this GREAT PERSON, of how great this Man must be! And now, the question is, “Who is this Man?” Theologians has had different ideas. But since the opening of the Seven Seals, the mysterious Book that’s been mysterious to us… According to Revelation 10:1 to 7, all the mysteries that’s wrote in this Book, that’s been hid down through the age of the reformers, is supposed to be brought out into view by the angel of the last church age. How many knows that’s right? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] That’s right, supposed to be brought. All the mysteries of the mysterious Book is to be revealed to the Laodicea messenger of that age.”-Who is this Melchisedec THE SEVENTH ANGEL OF THE CONSTELLATION
“Both the SEVENTH ANGELS, The Seventh Church Angel and THE SEVENTH ANGEL OF THE CONSTELLATION have their location in the Bible in Revelation : 10 : 7. That is why the Great Prophet uses the same scripture to identify both of them. “I believe that the Seventh Angel of Revelation : 10 is the Seventh Church Age messenger of Revelation : 3:14 … `But in the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel … Now you notice, this was an Angel and it is The Angel of the Seventh Church Age”. – Sirs, is this the time? ( 29).
THIS OLD SWORD OVER TO SOMEBODY
“….. May I be able to HAND THIS OLD SWORD OVER TO SOMEBODY ELSE that will be honest with it, Lord, And will pack the Truth. Grant it, Lord…”
HIS GREAT SHARP WINGS
“Now the Angel was to my left, would really be the last or Seventh Angel…kind of his head back, and HIS GREAT SHARP WINGS and how he flew right to me ; that is this Seventh Seal ” – The Seventh Seal (578).
THIS SEVENTH ANGEL DON’T COMPROMISE ON ANYTHING
“But THIS SEVENTH ANGEL DON’T COMPROMISE ON NOTHING. He gathers up all the loose ends, gathers them all up, and at his sounding, all the mystery of God should be finished. Oh, God sent him. All of the hidden mysteries was finished when he. It was revealed to him. By what? If these are hidden mysteries, the man will have to be a prophet. And didn’t we just get through and see that the prophet that would come in the last age would be that great Elijah that we been looking for? Because these mysteries that’s hid through the theologians will have to be revealed to God, and the Word comes only to the prophet. And we know it. He will be the second Elijah, as promised. Oh, my. The message he—he will bring will be the mysteries on all these things.
CHRIST BRANHAM HAS REPEATEDLY SPOKEN ABOUT INDIA AND CONNECTING WITH THIS LAST DAY MESSENGER
ONE MAJOR PROPHET-MESSENGER
“but I deny upon the infallible evidence of the word that there is more than ONE MAJOR PROPHET-MESSENGER who will reveal the mysteries as contained in the word, and who has the ministry to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.” -Laodicean Church age GOD WILL SPEAK FOR HIM
“because this man will of necessity have the capstone prophetic ministry, and God will shew him forth. He won’t need to speak for himself, GOD WILL SPEAK FOR HIM by the voice of the sign. Amen.” -Laodicean Church age VERY DISTINCTIVE FROM THE OTHERS.
“… as the Angels lowered themselves from Heaven to bring the message. And you remember, I said the one on the right side of the constellation had a ….kind a chest back, and his wings … you remember me saying that, all of you? And how that watched him? He was very distinctive from the others…” -Standing in the Gap (21)
HIS CHEST OUT
“….. See the pyramid shape? Look at this one on this side, The pointed wing coming with HIS CHEST OUT like that on my right hand side”. -Is your life worthy of the Gospel (2)
HE WAS BRIGHTER
“…. the Seventh Angel, HE WAS BRIGHTER, meant more to me than the rest of them… ” – The Seventh Seal (561)
IT PICKED ME UP, LIFTED ME UP
“… IT PICKED ME UP, LIFTED ME UP! Do you remember that?
Here it is! The one with the Seventh Seal – the thing that I’ve wondered all my life.” – The Seventh Seal (561)
“Remember, the Seventh Messenger was … The noted one to me – the Seventh Angel – it seemed more to me than any… ”- The Seventh Seal (565)
A STRANGE ANGEL
“… One Angel, I said in there, was A STRANGE ANGEL? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. Do you remember that ? -The Seventh Seal (560).
THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH
“Dear God, I have held the people at length, much longer than I intended. I pray, God, that something was said or done that will cause people out everywhere to understand. And by seeing and understanding they might believe that Thou art the true Christ, and the Words that’s being confirmed is the confirmation of His Word being perfect and being fulfilled in its season.
Now, Lord Jesus, from Your Own Words, You said that the world would be in a Sodom condition. We know that, we can look at it. And You said, in that day, “As it was in Sodom.” There was three messengers sent to the Gentile and Hebrew world. And one of them, which was God Himself, the Son of man, revealed Himself in a human form and performed a miracle, insomuch that told Abraham what Sarah was doing behind Him in the tent.
You said it would repeat again when the whole Gentile world would be in a Sodom condition. And we’re here, Lord. Other prophecies confirming the same thing, of sending Elijah in the last days, THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH upon the earth, to bring the hearts of the fathers, or, “the children back to the fathers.” And I pray, God, that this hour that You will confirm Your Word, that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Grant it, Father. They are all Yours. I pray that You’ll grant these blessings and confirm what’s been said, for the Glory of God. In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. -What is the attraction on the mountain
THE NOTABLE ONE
“you will notice that one Angel was VERY NOTABLE TO ME. The rest of them just seemed ordinarily; but this Angel was a noted Angel… Now the Angel was to my left, would really be the last, or Seventh Angel… So that would be the last angel’s Message – VERY NOTABLE… Now that is this Seventh Seal. – The Seven Seals (578)
THE SEVENTH ANGEL AND LOYAL BRIDE
“I can almost see that Angel standing there and saying at the last of THAT SEVENTH ANGEL’S Message, TIME SHALL BE NO MORE.” That little loyal Bride will fly away into the arms of Jesus one of these days…” -The Sixth Seal (405)
THE MESSENGER OF THE HOUR
“The trumpet always denotes war. The messenger, the angel, come on earth – THE MESSENGER OF THE HOUR – Like Luther, like any of the messengers that we talked of. What does he do? He arrives, and a Seal Open, revealed; a trumpet sounds, and war is declared, and away they go. And then the messenger dies. He seals away this group that’s put in, and a plague falls upon those who rejected it.” -The Sixth Seal (420)
THE SEVENTH ANGEL IN THE CONSTELLATION
“And those blasting the other morning that shook me plumb till I raised up in the air as high as this building, and that CONSTELLATION OF ANGELS , seven angels, in the form of a pyramid… Is that them thunders that’s coming forth? Could it be? This is all interpreted. According to his dream, it’s all finished. According to God’s Word the seventh messenger will finish—seventh message will be finished.
And then the seven thunders, and he saw the capstone rolled over, which many people don’t even know there is seven seals to be revealed. I’ve read many men’s books on Revelations, never did hear it talked on. They skip that. But it’s been told you that it’s there. I don’t know what it is. Could that be that? God, be merciful to us. If that is, we’re in a serious hour.” – Is, this the sign of the end Sir?
“And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellation—three on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would’ve been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was. FLYING EASTWARD You remember like that? And I said, “It picked me up, lifted me up.” Do you remember that?” – The Seventh Seal (561)
“Dear Friends, WHILE OUR BROTHER BRANHAM IS
TAKING A MOMENT’S REST from this marvelous altar call, we will form the prayer line to the right.’ A prayer line formed completely around the inside of the tent, out into the street, and down the street as far as I could see. Inside the tent, I SAW A CANVAS STRETCHED ABOUT FOUR FEET HIGH, with a gate in this canvas fence. Inside this fence sat a little, SQUARE WOODEN ROOM. A lady was standing at the gate of the canvas fence, taking the name and prayer card of a lady lying on a wheeled stretcher. Behind the stretcher was a man on crutches, and the lady took; his name and card also. A STRONG MAN CAME OUT
AND PUSHED THE LADY ON THE STRETCHER THROUGH THE
GATE OF THE CANVAS FENCE AND made by the light that accompanies my ministry, -Voice Magazine
PART IN HIS CHURCH
“ Now, I’m going to be honest as I can be I don’t think I’d have anything to do with that messenger, see. That’s right. I believe that I am maybe being sent for a PART IN HIS CHURCH, to help build that message up to a place to where it would WHEN THIS FORERUNNER COMES, THAT HE WILL COME.” -Q & A COD Part III (572) BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO STEP ON
“Now, we are closer than it seems to be. I don’t know when, but it is real, real close. I may be BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO STEP ON. I may be taken before that time.” – Look away to Jesus Page (6,7)
THE SEVENTH ANGELS MESSAGE, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED
“Notice, it’s God fulfilling His promised word Again, of Rev : 10:1-7, `And in the days of the sounding of THE SEVENTH ANGELS MESSAGE, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED. The hidden Mystery of Rev:10:1-7, The Last Message to the Last Church Age”. – What is the attraction on the mountain (23).
THE FEARLESS PROPHET
“But this seventh angel don’t compromise on nothing. He gathers up all the loose ends, gathers them all up, and at his sounding, all the mystery of God should be finished. Oh, God sent him. All of the hidden mysteries was finished when he… It was revealed to him. By what? If these are hidden mysteries, the man will have to be a prophet. And didn’t we just get through and see that the prophet that would come in the last age would be that great Elijah that we been looking for? Because these mysteries that’s hid through the theologians will have to be revealed to God, and the Word comes only to the prophet. And we know it. He will be the second Elijah, as promised. Oh, my. The message he—he will bring will be the mysteries on all these things. Is, this the sign of the end Sir?
THE INSPIRED PROPHET
“ And when this seventh angel rises in the Laodicean age and begins to sound forth the true trumpet… Because it will be contrary, they won’t believe it. They sure won’t believe it. But IT’LL BE AN INSPIRED PROPHET…” Is, this the sign of the end Sir?
THE TRUE TRUMPET
“See, all those mysteries that the prophets spoke of will be revealed right here in this last hour. And when this seventh angel rises in the Laodicean age and begins to sound forth THE TRUE TRUMPET… Because it will be contrary, they won’t believe it. They sure won’t believe it.”
Is, this the sign of the end Sir HE’LL BE “A CRANK AND A FANATIC”
“…So we’re looking for a messenger. (God send him!) Do you think we’ll receive him? No, sir! HE’LL BE “A CRANK AND A FANATIC,” sure enough, but God will prove him… The real believer, them predestinated to Eternal Life.” -The evening messenger
THE GREAT ELIJAH
“But this seventh angel don’t compromise on nothing. He gathers up all the loose ends, gathers them all up, and at his sounding, all the mystery of God should be finished. Oh, God sent him. All of the hidden mysteries was finished when he… It was revealed to him. By what? If these are hidden mysteries, the man will have to be a prophet. And didn’t we just get through and see that the prophet that would come in the last age would BE THAT GREAT ELIJAH that we been looking for? Because these mysteries that’s hid through the theologians will have to be revealed to God, and the Word comes only to the prophet. And we know it. He will be the second Elijah, as promised. Oh, my. The message he—he will bring will be the mysteries on all these things.
“ Now let us stand like Joshua and Caleb. Our promised land is coming in sight even as theirs did. Now Joshua means “Jehovah Saviour”, and he represents the end-time leader that will come to the church even as Paul came as the original leader. Caleb represents those that stayed true with Joshua. Remember, God had started Israel as a virgin with His Word. But they wanted something different. So did the last day church. Notice how God did not move Israel, or let her go into the promised land until it was His own appointed time. Now the people might have put pressure on Joshua, the leader, and said, “The land is ours, let’s go and take it. Joshua, you are all through, you must have lost your commission, you don’t have the power you used to have. You used to hear from God and know the will of God, and act quickly. Something is wrong with you.” But Joshua was a God-sent prophet and he knew the promises of God, so he waited for them. He waited for a clear cut decision from God and when the time came to move, God placed the full leadership in Joshua’s hands because he had stayed with the Word. GOD COULD TRUST JOSHUA but not the others. So it will repeat in this end day. The same problem, the same pressures.” – The Pergamean Church age
THE LAST DAY MESSENGER
“THE LAST DAY MESSENGER will appear in God’s appointed time. It is the end time now as all know, for Israel is in the homeland. Any time now he will come according to Malachi. When we see him, he will be dedicated to the Word. He will be indicated (pointed out in the Word. Rev.10,7.) and God will vindicate his ministry. He will preach the truth as did Elijah and be ready for the Mount Zion showdown.” – The Seventh Seal
“The seventh Messenger to the Seventh Church Age, is the fellow that is going to reveal by the Holy Spirit all of these mysteries, things that are going to be you know where its at (the 10th chapter, see) … Notice this last message of the Church age is Not a reformer. He is A PROPHET. – The first Seal (144,145)
“But this seventh angel don’t compromise on nothing. He gathers up all the loose ends, gathers them all up, and at his sounding, all the mystery of God should be finished. Oh, God sent him. All of the hidden mysteries was finished when he… It was revealed to him. By what? If these are hidden mysteries, the man will have to be A PROPHET. And didn’t we just get through and see that the prophet that would come in the last age would be that great Elijah that we been looking for? Because these mysteries that’s hid through the theologians will have to be revealed to God, and the Word comes only to the prophet.”
Is this the sign of the end Sir?
FROM EAST TO WEST – I WILL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE !’
“ … and a voice shook the whole earth. The earth shook under my feet. He said, “After it quit shaking, I heard a voice ; Brother Branham, it was your voice ! I know, something said to me. It said `I WILL RIDE THIS TRAIL ONCE MORE !’ I started looking up the rock like this, and looked on, in past the clouds, and way up there standing on a rock that leads from the EAST to the WEST in a pointed shape like that, like a pyramid. Run back to the EAST and there you were standing there on a horse, that I never seen anything like it in my life-great white horse, white mane hanging down, and you were dressed like AN INDIAN CHIEF … he said, “you pulled on the reins ; went riding off towards the WEST …”
HIS MINISTRY IN A HUMBLE WAY LIKE JESUS CHRIST
“When I was preaching on, “Be humble, be humble remember God deals in little things” I didn’t realize what it really was talking about, and now I see it. It is in such a humble way. You would think that SOMETHING like that would be revealed to the Vatican, but it comes just like JOHN THE BAPTIST. It comes like the birth of our Lord-in a stable. ” – The Seven Seals (564)
THE MIGHTY ELIJAH
“… that God will send to us, when he makes himself known like Elijah did, the Church was ready to be delivered… Just when he came up there and said, “We will prove who is God, “Elijah delivered the Church. ELIJAH DID NOT HAVE TO DIE, HE WAS TRANSLATED AND WAS TAKEN UP INTO HEAVEN, A TYPE OF THE Church…At the end of his time, the Church will go in the Rapture, without going through the shadows of death… It will be the Rapture! I believe the great Elijah, the great one that is to come, will be the anointed Elijah that is prophesied for the last day. Amen! I think he will be, when he comes. THE ANGEL or THE MESSENGER to the Church in the last days, a rejected, degraded people…” – The Laodicean Church age (104, 105)
“Elijah represented the dead saints…I mean Moses, and being resurrected. Elijah represented the translated by a Pillar. Moses was first, and then Elijah, Elijah was to be the Messenger of the 1ast day. THAT WITH HIM and HIS GROUP would come THE RAPTURE. I mean, Moses brought in the resurrection, and Elijah brought in the Raptured group”. – Revelation Chapt. IV-Pt-I (181) “THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH”
“…We believe that there is to be a coming of THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH. It is predicted it would be, see and we must remember it will be here in its own season and time. We may be laying THE FOUNDATION for it now… God always deals with one individual… there never was two major prophets on the earth prophesying at the same time”. – The Seven Seals (298)
THE TRUE MESSENGER
“The true prophet of God will proclaim the Word in the last days; denominations will hate him. He will not pull any punches on them… God will indicate what he preaches to be the TRUTH as did Elijah; for it is Elijah coming, making ready for the Mount Zion-Rapture.. his preaching will be with the Spirit and straight line of God’s Word. Because so much has been called God’s TRUTH, many will misunderstand THIS TRUE MESSENGER (I have got wrote here p – r – o – p – h – e – c – y), Prophecy”.
The Spoken word is the original seed (125) A GENUINE ELIJAH
“Now notice. Now, to wind up all these mysteries. God has promised that there would, be A GENUINE ELIJAH, raise – some man anointed with that Spirit and it would reveal. He promised it in Malachi 4. The Seven Seals (297) A TRUE PROPHET OF THE TRUE WORD
“God promised that He would send us A TRUE PROPHET of the TRUE WORD WITH Message to return to the original Word of God and the FAITH of the fathers to bring down the power of the Holy Ghost amongst the people and the power that will raise here above these things and take her to in”.
THE ACTUAL SEAL
“And it only is to be revealed at the last days, when this ACTUAL SEAL is broken, Oh my, that just makes me tremble! I hope that the Church truly understands this what I mean, you people. I am going to call you Bride. Do you understand it?” – The Seven Seals (139)
THE REAL THING
“But, when the REAL THING is to be revealed at the last days of THE LAST ONE to the Church is when, God has said that, He would send to us according to the Scripture and we have searched it through and through, that He predicted THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH WOULD RETURN IN SOME PERSON”.- The Seven Seals (236)
THE TRUE WORD
“… The last age, the Eagle Age, a revealer of THE TRUE WORD, see? Before God moves to action, like He did in the days of Noah, He sent forth an eagle:… Everytime He sends an eagle at the last end of it. And here He sends an eagle again… how could it ever be revealed until the eagles come?… Then the last power, He brings down the eagle to RESTORE the Children back to the original faith again of the fathers – The Eagle Age… Now, if you will take now Revelation 10:1-7, (I have been referring to it) remember, in the LAST MESSENGER’S age (see?) What was to happen? All of the mysteries of God would be revealed – THE EAGLE”. – The Seven Seals (358)
These same false prophets will claim that the messenger of the last day is not a theologian, so he ought not to be heard. They won’t be able to produce what the messenger can; they won’t be vindicated by God as that last day prophet is, but with their great swelling words and with the weight of their world-wide notoriety they will warn the people not to hear that man (messenger) and they will say he teaches wrong. They are running exactly true to their fathers, the Pharisees, who were of the devil, for they claimed that both John and Jesus taught error.
Now why do these false prophets come against the true prophet and discredit his teaching? Because they are running true to form as did their forefathers when in the days of Ahab they withstood Micaiah… But ONE prophet-just one – was right and all the rest wrong because God had committed the revelation to ONLY ONE.
Beware of false prophets, for they are ravening wolves. – Seven Church Ages (331)
AUTHENTICATED PROPHET OF GOD
Listen to the AUTHENTICATED PROPHET OF GOD who appears in this last age. What he says from God, the bride will say. The Spirit and the prophet and the bride will be saying the same thing. – Seven Church Ages (365) I’M GOING TO COME BACK ONCE AGAIN
“Now I’M GOING TO COME BACK ONCE AGAIN . . . See?” – Christ is the mystery of God revealed (59) THE MESSENGER FOR THE MOUNT ZION
“THE LAST DAY MESSENGER will appear in God’s appointed time. It is the end time now as all know, for Israel is in the homeland. Any time now he will come according to Malachi. When we see him, he will be dedicated to the Word. He will be indicated (pointed out in the Word. Rev.10,7.) and God will vindicate his ministry. He will preach the truth as did Elijah and be ready for THE MOUNT ZION SHOWDOWN. – The Seventh Seal HE HAS THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD
“Now, you see, he’s the same Angel come forth again, coming from the east, from where Jesus shall come, and HE HAS THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD Glory.”- Questions and Answers
GOD SEND HIM
“…And what this Elijah, the first one come, would restore, would bring the faith of the fathers to the children, but the one in the last days would restore them back to the faith of the fathers. See? See, back to the original Pentecostal fathers, the right message, the beginning. Elijah, “GOD, SEND HIM,” is my prayer. “SEND HIM, O LORD, SEND
HIM QUICKLY.” We’ll pray for him, that he’ll appear on the scene. And God always has His representative somewhere in the earth.”-Perseverance
“…When he sounds forth that, you can’t fail, it won’t fail, because he will be a-vindicated by the Word of God…GOD SEND HIM. Don’t miss it.” -Is this the sign of the end Sir?
“…So we’re looking for a messenger. (GOD SEND HIM!) Do you think we’ll receive him? No, sir! He’ll be “a crank and a fanatic,” sure enough, but God will prove him… The real believer, them predestinated to Eternal Life.” -The evening messenger
“…But this Seventh Angel don’t compromise on anything! He gathers up all the loose ends-gathers them all up,…GOD SENT (SEND)HIM… the man will have to be a prophet… he will be the second Elijah,” -Sirs, is this the time?
“But this prophet will come,… Behold the Lamb of God coming in glory. “He will do this for even as John was the messenger of truth to the elect, so is this one the last messenger to the elect and word born bride” -The Pergamean Church age
“…there’s coming one with a message that’s straight on the bible and quick work will circle the earth. The seeds will go in newspapers, reading material, until every predestinated seed of God has heard it. That’ll be the predestinated seed will hear the word” -Q&A Cod 1962
“…Is that one great prophet of God’s coming on the scene to blast the thing will it be publicly known?”
“But let me say this, that there will come there will come a message and there will come a messenger. I believe that if it’s to be a man it it’ll be somebody after me. See I’ll be but this message that I’m preaching is the true message of this day, and it’s the last message. -Q&A cod part II (573) “Is this great messenger fixing to steps on the scene right now -Q&A cod part II (731)
“I’m only building. The hour is close at hand when you’re going to see something happen, when something is going to take place and all this background here, had only been laying a foundation for a short, quick message that will shake the whole nation.” – And knoweth it not (13) HE’LL INCREASE, I’LL DECREASE
“It may be time. It may be the hour now, that this great person that we’re expecting to rise on the scene. May be this ministry that I have tried to take people back to the Word has laid a foundation; and if it has, I’ll be leaving you for good. There won’t be two of us here at the same time. If it is, HE’LL INCREASE, I’LL DECREASE.” -The Seven Seals (567)
THIS GREAT PERSON
“It may be time. It may be the hour now, that THIS GREAT PERSON that we’re expecting to rise on the scene. May be this ministry that I have tried to take people back to the Word has laid a foundation; and if it has, I’ll be leaving you for good. There won’t be two of us here at the same time. If it is, he’ll Increase, I’ll decrease.” -The Seven Seals (567)
THE BIRTH OF BRO.S.THOMAS
At the Age of Seventy
(The events narrated here under is taken from the personal diary of Bro.S.Thomas.)
I was born in the City of Kolar Gold Field on Thursday, the 10th day of January 1935 at No.91, Kennedy’s III Line, Nundydroog Mines, Oorgaum PO, Kolar Gold Fields, near Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.
Kolar Gold Field was the deepest gold mine at that time.
My father’s name is Z. Sathianathan; which means “father of truth” My mother name is Esther Ranjitham.
My grand father name is ZECHARIAH. My grand mother name is ELIZABETH.
(The above names have dovetailed with the names of the parents of John the Baptist, the forerunner of first coming of Christ.)
I was the fifth child in my family.
- My elder sister name is Susheela . She is a Doctor.
- My elder brother’s name is George Peter, who died in his child-hood.
- Next to him my elder brother’s name is Selvarajan, who is a mining Engineer.
- Next to my close elder sister, whose name is Violet.
- Thomas Wesley (myself)
- My younger brother’s name is Jeevan Kumar.
Parents of Bro. S. Thomas
My father was a God fearing man. He was converted from Hinduism. He was a very strict disciplinarian. He has no bad habits. He was a lay preacher. He was also an elder in the Church. He brought us up in a very strict discipline. He had kept a bamboo stick to beat us when we did anything wrong. He brought us up in a Christian way of life. Every day we had family prayer in the night. Every one in our family would read a portion in the Bible. First we would sing a song, then Bible reading and then prayer. He would never allow us to have our dinner before the family prayer.
Every Sunday morning he would take us to the Church. Even in the Church he would have an eye on us. If we talk or play during the service soon after coming home he would ask us to kneel down and beat us with the stick.
Every Sunday in the afternoon we three children, i.e my elder brother, sister and myself would conduct a small service at home. We would even have a small collection of offerings.
My father would never allow us to mingle or play with the street children. After coming from the school, he would ask us to look after the cows and fouls at home. He would never allow us to go to cinema or to hear cine songs. He did not want to have a radio at home, because of the cine programmes that would come in the radio.
My parents were poor people; with one man earnings, they had educated us all. My parents had really sacrificed their lives for the sake of their children. My father would not even go to the hotels. On some occasions, he had gone inside the hotel and after thinking about my mother and us, he had come out of the hotel even without eating or drinking coffee.
My mother was a very good house wife. She would prepare nice dishes. She would run the family with great care and concern. Every time while cooking she would take a handful of rice from the quantity taken for cooking and put it in a separate container and keep it collected every day. She would take this and use it when the stock of the provision is exhausted. Some times she would feed the children and go half stomach. In 1940’s there was a great famine because of the second world war. Food became very scarce. My father would forego one time meal every day to make it up.
My parents were first cousins and they were of Nangamangalam village, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India My parents went and settled in Kolar Gold Fields, in Mysore State, now it is called Karnataka.
I finished my school final in the year 1962.
I studied intermediate for two years. (1952 -1954) in the Govt. College at Kolar which is 18 miles away from Kolar Gold Field.
Every day I used to travel by train to attend the college, leaving home at 7:30 am and coming back in the night around 8 pm.
I studied B.Sc., (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in the Central College, Bangalore, Stayed in the University Hostel in Lalbaugh Road, Bangalore. (1954-1956). Finished B.Sc., in the year 1956.
at the time of a graduation.
I worked as a Science and Mathematics teacher for one year in the Corporation High School, Austin Town, Bangalore during 1958-1959.
I studied AMIE, Engineering course in the Central Enginering Institute at Charmrajpet, Bangalore – 1957 -1962..
Finished AMIE in 1962 June. AS AN ENGINEER I worked as an Inspector in the Department of Stores and manufacturing inspection in the Hindustan Aircraft at Bangalore 1960-1962.
While studying Engineering I stayed with my elder sister Annie Violet. My brother-in-law Mr. P.Annamalai was working as an Auditor in the Accountant General Office at Bangalore. In 1961 he was transferred to Andaman on deputation. I was staying alone in the same house in Frazer Town, Bangalore.
At that time I was a member in a C.S.I. Church at Cox Town, Bangalore.
Bro. R.P. Lawrie and International Evangelist conducted a Gospel campaign in December 1962. The campaign was conducted in Gymkhana
Front side : Invitation for 23.12.1962 meeting
Ground in Cox Town. It was very near to my house. The hand bills for the meeting was distributed in our Church on one Sunday. At that time I was not interested in such Gospel meeting. So, I did not go to the first day meeting . On the second day I went just to see the gathering. . The campaign ground was by the road side. As I first stepped into the Ground, I felt a very strange experience; some power was flowing into me.
I went near the stage, the meeting was not began yet. On either side of the stage there was a banner. In one banner it was written: “JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY,TODAY AND FOREVER’; and
Back side : Invitation for 23.12.1962 meeting
on the other banner it was written: ’JESUS NEVER FAILS’. As I was just reading the banner, again I felt the strange experience, some power was flowing into my body. At that time I could not understand what it was.
After these experiences, I began to go and attend the campaign, since I was dragged to the meeting everyday. In one of the meetings, Bro.R.Paulaseer Lawrie preached about the Prophet Jonah. And he said that storm came in Jonah’s life, because he was not in the proper place i.e., God ordained place. And also if there is storm in your life, i.e. no peace of mind, it shows that you are not in God’s ordained place” .These words just pierced my heart. This voice was ringing in my ears for many days.
And also he preached that we cannot be a Christian without the Spirit of Christ. And also he said if you are thinking that you are a Christian just you are going to a Christian Church, you should become a car when you go into a car shed. These points pierced my heart very much and his voice was ringing in my ears for many days.
These messages convicted me that I was not a Christian at all.
He had explained what the salvation is. He said that salvation is an experience as the coldness of the shadow of a tree. When we came under a tree, after walking in a hot sun, is an experience.
And also he said that to receive God into your heart, you need not even go to Church. Wherever you are you confess your sins and ask the Lord to wash you by His Blood. And then ask God to come into your heart. You will feel the presence of the Lord in your heart.
One day I knelt down in my room, by the bedside and began to confess that I was a sinner. And I began to cry and weep and asked the Lord to forgive my sins and asked Him to cleanse me by His blood. I prayed the Lord to come into my heart..
SOUGHT GOD TO KNOW HIS WILL:
During the weeks of the campaign I prayed God and asked the Lord, “what is His will of my life and why I was sent to this world?”
On one evening I was coming back home from the factory after the work, as I opened the Gate, and I was entering into the house, I heard a still voice. It was very clear and distinctive. The voice had said , “Read Romans 15th Chapter.
I opened the Bible and began to read Romans 15th Chapter. The 13th verse was very comforting and it gave me a great consolation.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” -Rom.15:13
“Yea, so I have strived to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation; But as it is written, To whom He was not spoken of, they shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand” -Rom:15:20,21.
Thus, it has always been my ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on some one else’s foundation. Rather as it is written:
“Those who were not told about Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand “
When I read these scriptures, the Holy Ghost had convinced my heart very much that the Lord was calling me for His service to preach the Gospel to the people who had not heard the Gospel. The calling of God was very much sure and impelling.(impressive)
At that time I was preparing myself for the interview in the Indian Telephone Industries for the post of an Assistant Engineer.
For two or three days I was like a mad man and I could not take any decision, whether to attend the interview and became an Assistant Engineer or to accept the calling of God and became a servant of god. It was great battle in my mind.
The calling of God was so IMPELLING and I came to a decision and said, when God has called me for His service, I cannot have the peace elsewhere. And I took all my certificates and credentials and torn them to pieces and burned them in my room. At that time some REAL PEACE had come in to my heart. I had not consulted any one and not even informed to my parent.
After hearing the still voice, one night I wrote the resignation letter to resign my job from the Aircraft. Then I went to sleep. When I closed my eyes, I thought I had forgotten to switch off the light. So when I had opened my eyes it was dark as I had already switched off the light. When I closed my eyes again, I found some light was in my room. It was a very strange experience. And my body from head to feet became warmed and I did not no what it was.
In resignation letter I had mentioned that I was resigning my job to go for God’s service, go for preaching the gospel. My superiors laughed at me and made some funny remarks. One of my friends said that I was spoiling my life. And one of my colleagues said, “it was a national waste and a great loss to the country. Because it was an emergency time”, there was a war between India and China.
DEDICATED TO HIS SERVICE
Bro. S. Thomas, at the time when he dedicated to Lord ís Service.
Though I had decided and dedicated myself for the service of the Lord, I did not know what to do and where to go and how to do the service. At that time, I was 28 years old. I did not know which book was where in the Bible, whether in the Old Testament or the New Testament.
While I was praying to God telling, “Lord now you have called me for your service, and I have dedicated my self for your service. I am ignorant of Bible and I am a very shy creature and a very coward. I have no fluency of the language to communicate the Message”. At that time, one day I heard the still voice again. And it said,” you read I Corinthians 2nd Chapter, verses 1 – 5″.
“when I came to you brethren, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching where not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of Spirit and of power; That your faith should not stand in wisdom of men, but in the power of God”. -I corin.2:1-5.
The Lord had strengthened me very much by these scriptures. All the time I was wondering how I was getting the apt scriptures. I was not aware that God was speaking to me through STILL VOICE.
FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT
The Lord had put a great thirst in my heart to be filled with the Holy Ghost. Every night, after the message, Bro Lawrie would be praying for individuals, laying his hand on the people. People would everyday. Bro. Lawrie would come and lay his hand and pray, but nothing had kneel down in lines for the healing, and some people for blessings, to be filled with the Holy Spirit . as the thirst for the Holy Ghost was so great I also would kneel down happened. But the people by the side of me would be filled with the Holy Spirit and burst out in to tongues.
Every night I was very much discouraged in my heart. On the last day of the campaign week in 23rd December 1962, Sunday, a retreat was arranged in my mango grove behind the Indian Telephone Industries, Durvaninagar, Banglore.
Bro Lawrie had asked the people to come for the retreat to be filled with the Holy Ghost. And also he had said “those who are not filled with the Holy Spirit to come with fasting for three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.” So I fasted for Friday and went to the retreat. That was the first time I ever fasted in my life.
In the retreat Bro Lawrie gave a short Message how to get the Holy Spirit by Faith. Then he said “Now let us kneel down and praise the Lord in Faith, for filling us with the Holy Spirit.
I knelt down and began to say “Thank you Lord for filling me with the Holy Spirit .” Even before I could finish of saying these words I saw a great light coming towards me, A BIG BALL OF FIRE, As the Light came and struck me, It knocked me down flat. And I began to praise the Lord. Though my eyes were closed, I could see some great Light surrounding me. My entire body became very warm. All the time was praising God continuously. That was the first time in my life that I began to praise God without any effort. For nearly more than half an hour I was lying on the ground and praising God. All the time the light was surrounding on me. Bro. Lawrie came and laid his hand on me and prayed and again some power entered my body.
When I got up and began to walk, I felt some great and heavy burden had gone away from my heart. And I felt as if I was floating like a feather in the air. Then I wondered how these wonderful experiences of the Holy Spirit are kept hidden in the formal churches.
THE DAY,WHEN THE SEVEN ANGELS CAME FROM ETERNITY AND MET CHRIST BRANHAM
It was on December 23rd ,1962 (SUNDAY) the Lord had given me this experience of BALL OF FIRE coming on me .
Later on I came to know that Christ Branham had the vision of the visitation of seven angels on December 22nd, 1962 (SATURDAY). And
He preached the great Message, “Sirs, is this the time?”. On 30th December ,1962 a week later on. Only in this Message, He has narrated about the visitation of the seven angels, and the Seventh Angel.
After the visitation of the Pillar of Fire on 23rd, December, 1962 the next day i.e. 24th December, 1962. I went to KOLAR GOLD FIELDS, for Christmas, my parents were there. My eldest sister Dr.Susheela also had come for the Christmas. 25th morning we went to the Church. And in the evening, my parents along with my sister wanted to go for shopping. My sister wanted me also to go with her. We went to a hotel to have coffee. So far I had not shared my experience and my dedication and resignation to any of them.
As we were taking coffee something had happened to me, something within me was forcing me and compelling me to disclose the matters to my sister and parents. I was very much scared and I did not know how to tell them; because I knew that it would definitely upset them. As I was delaying something had happened in me, and I thought I would collapse there if I do not tell it out. My eyes were becoming dim, and some sort of fear had gripped my heart. At that time I wanted a piece of paper to write my confession and as I searched my coat pockets, there was the post card which Bro. Lawrie had sent to inform about the retreat on 23rd December. I took it out and immediately wrote on that card that I would become an evangelist.
Then I picked up some courage and began to tell slowly that one Bro. Lawrie had come to Bangalore for a Gospel campaign, and then I said that I also attended the campaign and the retreat, and the Lord had filled with the Holy Ghost. Then slowly I began to tell that I had dedicated myself for the service of God and I had resigned my job, and at last I said that I had destroyed my certificates. These things had upset my parents and my sister and they began to cry and weep in the hotel itself. And we returned home even without doing any shopping. At home everybody began to cry and they did not even have the Christmas dinner. On that day, my house was looked like a death house. Everybody began to advise me My father said , that I need not leave my job and I can serve the Lord even while working and also he said that I need not give any money to the family and I can use all the income to the service of the Lord.
The calling of God was so sure and strong in my heart that nothing could change My decision, though I was also crying then I went back to Bangalore to get my relieving order from the factory.
Before my relieving from the factory I had to exhaust my privilege leave. During that leave I went to Madras to get baptized in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ by Bro Lawrie . It was in 12th February 1963. At that time Bro Lawrie was planning to go to Tirunelveli to dedicate the Manujothi Ashram. Bro. Lawrie asked me to go with him to Tirunelveli for the dedication I went with him, and there in the Ashram he baptized me in a pond.
The Ashram is near Mukkudal about twelve miles , nearly twenty kilometers from Tirunelveli Town. It is in between two Highways, one from Tirunelveli to Cheran- mahadevi via, Kadayam and the other one from Tirunelveli to Chengottai. It is about four miles from Mukkudual and about three and half miles from Maranthai. It was a vast dry wilderness only with palmyra trees.
While going to the Ashram, Bro Lawrie told me that the surrounding villages were unevangelized, and they had not heard the Gospel yet. So I decided to go to the Ashram and stay there and do the evangelism from there.
Then I went to Madras with Bro Lawrie and then returned to Bangalore. After relieving from the factory, I went to K.G.F. , where my parents were living, and dumped all the things there, and from there I wanted to go to Tirunelveli.
GOD MET THE NEEDS – FIRST EXPERIENCE
When I surrendered my life to God, I made a covenant with God that I would not ask any money from any man. As I was getting ready to go to the Ashram, I had only Rs.18/- out of my last salary. And I was in need of Rs.20/- to go to the Ashram. But I had made a vow to God that I won’t ask any money from any man, even from my parents, friends. So I was praying to God to supply my needs. Of course, devil was putting all sorts of doubts in my mind, how could any man give my needs unless I let them know. At that time only a few promises of God I knew. And I was repeatedly confessing by the promise, “If you ask anything in my Name I will give it to you.” One evening I went to a small hill known as Golganda
And I prayed there a few minutes claiming the promises and I said ,”Thank you Lord for giving Rs.20/- to go to Tirunelveli. One day passed, the next day evening I went to the same place and prayed telling,”Lord I thank you for giving Rs.20/-”. Then I came down from the hill and was coming on the road that goes to Robertsonpet. On the way I met an young brother by name Mr. Paulraj, he was working as a clerk. When he saw me he got down from his bicycle and asked me,”when I was going to Ashram?” I said that within a couple of days I will go. Immediately, he put his hand in his pocket took out two ten rupees notes and placed in my hands and said, “Anna keep this money for your journey.” I was so shocked to see that because it was my first experience and it was beginning of my FAITH LIFE.
Praise be to the Lord for His unfailing promises.
IN THE WILDERNESS – GOD TRAINED
My parents and others began to cry because of my leaving the home, I was also crying, because I could not stop from going to the Ashram. The Manujothi Ashram was a very isolated place , a tiled roof cottage was there. At that time no flooring was put, but just river sand was spread over the floor. We used to sleep by putting a mat made out of palmira leaf..There were no window shutters. There was only a foot path which was going just behind the Ashram, but nobody would pass by that side, as it was deep in the wilderness, it was an haunted place. In the night time we used to hear the crying sound of the devil spirits. Sometimes, we would hear the devils running on the top of the roof, crying like fowls. Some time I would feel something hold my heart and pressing, as I go by the side ground wells (wells without parapet walls around) the devils would whisper to fall into the well and die. No electricity was there at that time. I stayed in the Ashram for one year and it was a very dreadful experience. Stayed without food for fifteen days, just eating the palmira roots.
My father had a paralytic stroke and became bed-ridden and died in the year 1971
My mother died in the year 1984. I was looking after my mother in my house when she died.
In the year 1965, he got married to Sis. Jayaseeli. Her father’s name was Mr.T.M.George and her mother’s name was Mrs. Jessie. They had dedicated themselves to the Lord. Sis. Jayaseeli had been brought up properly in the admonition of the Lord in Christian faith. So she was happy to get married with a dedicated minister of God.
Christ Branham has said, “When God gave a man a wife, He gave him the best thing He could give him outside of salvation.”
This word was exactly fulfilled in the life of Bro. S.Thomas. Not only that, his wife was a real helpmate too and lived according to the scripture “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord”. In addition to this, she was upholding the ministry of Bro.S.Thomas. During their Ashram life and the ministry, they suffered very much without food, in nakedness and poverty, for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
In the midst of the wilderness, only the Manujothy Ashram is situated. There was a small room measuring ten feet x eight feet. This was the only room located in the middle of the wilderness with three windows without shutters and without any cement flooring or electricity light. Only the river sand was spread over for the flooring. Before they could go sleeping, they had to level up the sand and spread the Palmyra mat on it. Wild beasts would come out in the night time.
The people were strictly against them because they were of Pentecost Church. The Postmaster would tear the letters addressed to them, and the money orders Bro. R.P Lawrie used to send them would be sent them back without serving them. As there was no money to buy anything they used to boil some Palmyra roots and eat them.
After the marriage they had visited many villages and preached the Gospel where Jesus Christ was not known.
In the year 1969, he observed fasting for the sake of driving a demon out of a man in one of the villages. At the 32nd day the demon left him, but he continued till 40 days. On the 40th day he closed the fasting. On the 41st day at early morning, he had a vision in which Prophet Branham was wearing a black suit and He came towards him and embraced him.
During their ministry, God spoke to Bro S.Thomas through vision and prophecies and explained that he was called for a great ministry at the end time i.e., the harvest time. He referred his ministry in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 10:1-7 and in the Book of Malachi, Chapter 4:5, 6.
The Book of Malachi speaks about the compound ministries of Elijah. They are: to turn the hearts of the Fathers to their Children and the hearts of the Children back to their Fathers. Accordingly, John the Baptist came in the Spirit of Elijah and turned the hearts of the Patriarch Fathers to that of the Pentecostal Children.
Just before the destruction of the earth, Elijah should come again to turn the hearts of the Children of this end-time to the Pentecostal Fathers. This was fulfilled in the ministry of Bro.S.Thomas, at the end time – the harvest time. Not only that, this end-time Elijah, Bro.S.Thomas, restored all things, as foretold by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Also, Christ Branham has said in His messages that He has placed the foundation for someone to step in, who would tie all the loose ends left in the Spoken Word Messages. These loose ends were not interpreted and tied together during His ministry. Christ Branham termed that ‘someone’ as an INSPIRED PROPHET.
So the gentile Prophet S.Thomas is the one who tied and interpreted all the loose ends which Christ Branham had left, and also revealed what it meant. He is the true Seventh Angel who has revealed all the mysteries of God according to the Book of Revelation 10:1-7. He is the one who revealed the Son of Man Christ Branham according to Luke 17:30. He is the one who was raised up as the righteous man from the East, who was called to His feet, and was given the nations before him and who was made the ruler over kings, according to the scripture Isaiah 41:2. He is the Archangel and the one with the trumpet of God according to I Thessalonians 4:16. He is the true Eleazer who has gathered the members of the Bride to take and hand them over to the Bridegroom Christ Branham, in the mid-air.
On 6th May 1946 Israel was recognized and formed as a country. And on 7th May 1946 Christ Branham had a visitation of an Angel who gave him a commission to do revival in the world. This was the fulfillment of the parable regarding the fig tree ( Matt.24:32,33). Again, He had a vision of the visitation of seven angels on December 22nd, 1962 (SATURDAY) and He had explained the vision in His message ‘Sirs, is this the time’. On December 23rd, 1962 (SUNDAY), he was in the campaign conducted by Bro. R.P.Lawrie. He knelt down and began to say, “Thank you Lord for filling me with the Holy Spirit.” Even before he could finish off saying these words, he saw a great Light coming towards him – A BIG BALL OF FIRE. As the Light came and struck him and knocked him down flat, then he began to praise the Lord. Though his eyes were closed, he could see some great Light surrounding him.
Once, Bro. R.P.Lawrie had taken him to Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh for attending a campaign. A prophecy that came to a German lady, who was a missionary sister, reads as follows:
“THUS SAITH THE LORD THAT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WILL BE UNDER YOUR CONTROL.”
In the year 1965, he got married. On 31st December 1965, his wife and he knelt down to worship the Lord. At that time, the Holy Ghost came mightily upon them and shook their bodies.
His wife began to speak in prophecy and the Holy Ghost had said: “YOU WILL HAVE THE MINISTRY NEXT TO THE PROPHET BRANHAM.” At that time they did not know much about Prophet Branham. John the Baptist was in the wilderness. His father’s name was Zechariah and his mother was Elizabeth. In case of Prophet S.Thomas, his grandfather’s name was also Zechariah and grandmother’s name was Elizabeth. He was also sent to wilderness by living in the Ashram which was situated in the wilderness. Thus he came from wilderness to deliver heaven-given message to the Bride.
He is the last gentile Prophet sent by God to this world. He is the one who came and prepared a small group of people (Bride) who were predestinated by God before the foundation of this world. He is the one who introduced the new and eternal Name of the living God at this end time, the harvest time. Through his message only, the faith of the living saints and dead saints were restored back to the real and eternal truth which was in the mind of God. He restored back the Edenic condition for the Bride. The great Mount Zion Show-down is going to happen very soon.
Through his ministry only, the heaven and the earth are going to be shaken and by the word of his mouth, fire is going to fall from the heaven. By his word, the city of Los Angeles is going beneath the ocean.
During his life and ministry, he never bowed down before wealth, women and fame rather, he was happier when their life was in a very poor condition.
All through his ministry, we found that no man in this world could stand and challenge before him with the open Bible alike the ministry of Christ Branham.
As was preached by the Prophet S.Thomas, so the history of the world is coming to an end very soon and it is ready for destruction by fire. Not only that, he said that very soon the heaven and the earth would be shaken by the Bride in the Name of Christ Branham. At that time, people, even from the ruler of a super nation to the beggar on the road, are going to bow their knees and confess with fear and trembling openly that Christ Branham is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. By this way, Christ Branham is going to glorify the ministry of Bro. S.Thomas, the end-time Prophet of the Gentiles.
Whether you believe it or not this is the TRUTH. The One and the Eternal Lord God Christ Branham is going to vindicate this truth.
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Now, the above prophecy and the dream have already become an history.
“Give me a Church that’s so completely anointed with God till their every action and move is THUS SAITH THE LORD, walk in that Shekinah Glory , I ‘ll show you a Messiah, Anointed one of God standing upon the earth.” – Who do you say this is (124)
“What did he do when he separated them? He gave them a law and he gave them prophet. He gave them a pillar of fire. What did he do? Oh god. He set this church in order. A PILLAR OF FIRE ,Spirit to lead them. A prophet who would tell them the Truth of his word. They were ready for the journey then. That’s the first time . He ever called a Church. It was a type of what he was going to do in the last days” – Oneness with God
“And Moab, his brother, the intellectual organized man… but he FAILED TO SEE PILLAR OF FIRE and THE SMITTEN ROCK among Israel”.
SO IS IT TODAY
The intellectual mind was looking at the celebrity standing there. They failed to see the Smitten Rock… and the shout of the king in the camp. They FAILED TO SEE IT . – The Third Exodus ( 38)
“GOD UNITING! WHY? Never before , since the early Church age, was the PILLAR OF FIRE ever among the people . Never before since the early Church age, did they ever see the things that we are seeing today. And this was only made possible when God sent the Seven Seals , and gave us a sign by it.” – The Uniting time and sign (97)
From plumb back yonder in the Bible time when the PILLAR OF FIRE hung over Israel, and it was made flesh and dwelled among us… St. Paul saw it and fell on his face…… he humbled himself, because he saw the PILLAR OF FIRE. Not only do we see it with out eyes moving us, but we ever got it in scientific. That ought to put us in action.
We see it do the same thing it did back there,. It does it yet today. The promise of the Father. My what is it ? It come to Vindicate the WORD, TO PROVE THE WORD IS SO. That ought to put the Church in action, don’t you think so?. – The influence of another (160,161)
In the TENT VISION, when Christ Branham was taken from the tabernacle and was taking a moment rest, in the mid air, above the tabernacle, the PILLAR OF FIRE that was over his head flew with a hissing noise and came and rested on the little square room into which the people were led one by one by a STRONG MAN. Everyone that went into the Square Wooden room. THE THIRD PULL became WHOLE AND PERFECT in the presence of PILLAR OF FIRE. This vision has already become an history in the little REMNANT in India. The first part of the THIRD PULL is already over in India. The little REMNANT is waiting for the DYNAMICS to shake the heaven and the earth , and the sea and the wilderness to proclaim to the word with REAL POWER and AUTHORITY that Christ Branham is the king of kings and Lord or Lords.
EVERY WORD OF CHRIST BRANHAM IS THE TRUTH AND ITS FULFILMENT IS ALSO TRUTH
EVERY THING IS OVER ! FIRE IS READY TO FALL!
REPENT AND GET BACK TO THE WORD , AND BELIEVE THE TRUTH AND LIVE OR DOUBT AND PERISH WITH THE WORLD !
Bro. S. THOMAS