"A short and quick message that will shake the whole nation" - And knoweth it not(39)
THE REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY OF ‘TURNING THE HEART OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THEIR FATHERS’
CERTAIN SCRIPTURES IN THE BIBLE HAVE COMPOUND MEANING AND COMPOUND FULFILLMENTS.
In Mal. 4:5, 6 two different ministries of Elijah, at two different ages are kept hidden. It needs the teaching of the Holy Spirit to distinguish and identify them.
“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
THE TWO MINISTRIES ARE:
- TURNING THE HEARTS OF THEIR FATHERS TO THE CHILDREN
- AND THEN TURNING THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THEIR FATHERS.
“Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them”- Isaiah: 34:16
It says that the scriptures are in pairs and His mouth had uttered them and His Spirit would join them.
If we turn to Luke, 1st chapter, 16th and 17th verse, we will find the corresponding scripture:
“And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”.- Luke 1:16, 17
Here, we study about John the Baptist, who had come with the power and spirit of Elijah to forerun the ministry of Jesus Christ. The ministry of John the Baptist was the typical illustration for the fore- running ministry. The fore-runner, by Divine inspiration, would gather a group of people and tell them about the coming of the Messiah and keep them well prepared to see the Messiah when He comes.
Only the fore-runner would first recognize the Messiah. Then the fore-runner would introduce the Messiah to the people, who he had prepared. And he would ask them to go after Him. This is what John the Baptist did. It’s a very typical illustration of the forerunning ministry.
“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain.”-Isaiah.40:4
Then he gave baptism unto the people for repentance, who came to him. At that time, the Messiah Jesus Christ had also come unto John the Baptist, to get baptized by him. Christ Branham says that, John the Baptist had recognized the Messiah by seeing a supernatural halo of Light above His head. John the Baptist had first refused to baptize Jesus Christ saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?” For that, the Lord said: “Now you baptize me, for that’s how we must fulfill all the righteousness of God.” Then he baptized Jesus Christ. Then
he introduced Him to all the people, whom he had prepared, telling, “THIS IS THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD.” And he said, “HE MUST INCREASE, BUT I MUST DECREASE.” From then onwards, people began to go after Jesus Christ
Believing Jesus Christ and accepting Him had made the people to become the children of God. Believing Jesus Christ and accepting Him was the children’s faith. John, the Baptist turned the hearts of the fathers to the children, thus fulfilling the first part of the two ministries of Mal. 4:6. To substantiate this more, you can read Luke 1:17.
The people who had come to John the Baptist, believed in the invisible God, Jehovah, who was the faith of their fathers; because Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and other patriots, prophets and King David and so on believed in the invisible God, Elohim. So that was the faith of the fathers.
The latter part, of turning the hearts of the children back to their fathers, was to happen at this end time. Before we study this subject of the turning of the hearts of the children back to their fathers, let us see how John the Baptist had turned the hearts of the fathers to the children.
The turning of the hearts of the fathers to the children signifies the changing of the faith of the fathers to the faith of the children. In the days of John the Baptist, all the people had the faith of the fathers.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and his twelve sons were the patriots of the people of Israel. They believed in Elohim, who was the invisible God, the Spirit, without any bodily form. Even Moses and the other prophets also believed in Elohim, the invisible God. So all the people, who had come to John the Baptist had the faith of their fathers, believing ELOHIM, the invisible God.
Jesus Christ was the Word made flesh.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”-John.1:14
Elohim, the invisible God had manifested Himself in a physical body, in the body of Jesus Christ. Those who believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him became the children of God. All the people who had come to John the Baptist, believed in Elohim, the invisible God. But they had come to John the Baptist and he introduced Jesus Christ to them. They believed Jesus Christ and accepted Him, and thus they became the children of God.
When the people came to John the Baptist, they all believed in Elohim, but John the Baptist had made them to believe and accept Jesus Christ. People had come with the faith of Elohim, the invisible God. And now, after coming to John the Baptist, they believed Jesus Christ and became the children of God.
Believing in the invisible God was THE FAITH OF THEIR FATHERS. Believing in Jesus Christ and thus becoming the children of God was THE FAITH OF THE CHILDREN. That’s how, John the Baptist had turned the hearts of the fathers to the hearts of the children. Thus, JOHN THE BAPTIST HAD FULFILLED THE FIRST PART OF THE TWO MINISTRIES IN MAL: 4:5, 6.
Those who believed and accepted Jesus Christ had become the children of God and they had become the Apostles and they formed the first Church. That’s how the Ephesian Church was built on the foundation of the Apostles. This Church, which was built on the Revelation of Jesus Christ, had been growing for two thousand years.
Jesus Christ, after His ascension, had become the quickening Spirit. That’s why, He said: “I come from the father and I go to the father.”
“I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”-John.:16:28
“And so it is written, “The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit.”-I Corin 15:45
“After that, HE APPEARED IN ANOTHER FORM”-Mark.16:12
Since then, nobody ever saw Jesus Christ, because He had become the quickening Spirit. Christ Branham says that, if at all anybody had seen Jesus Christ after His ascension, it must have only been by a dream or a vision. So, for the last two thousand years, during the Seven Church Ages, the real Church had been worshipping the invisible Jesus Christ. That’s why, in the Protestant Church, no photo or any image is kept on the altar. Only the Bible would be kept on a table. But now, at this harvest time- the end of the world, the entire life, the entire anointing, the entire power, the entire authority of Jesus Christ, that is to say, all the Godhead that was in Jesus Christ, was placed in the Great Prophet Branham, whom God had foreordained to be the Christ, the first fruits of the harvest. Christ Branham has accomplished all the works which Jesus Christ Himself had promised to come and do, such as receiving the sealed book and break open the Seals (Rev.5:5), proclaiming the Day of Vengeance of our God (Isa.61:1, 2) and (Lk.14:19) and possessing the same life, the same anointing, the same powers and the same authorities – only the BODY IS DIFFERENT. The same Jesus Christ had come in another body (in a different body). Now we have seen the invisible Jesus Christ in a bodily form. As the early Apostles saw the invisible Elohim in the body of Jesus Christ, and the Ephesian Church was formed on the revelation of this faith, similarly, at this time, at the end of the Laodicean Age, another Ephesian Church is formed on the revelation of who Christ Branham is. Jesus Christ, who had become the quickening Spirit (1 Cor.15:45) had manifested Himself at the harvest time- the end of the world as Christ Branham, the first fruit of the harvest. Now we see the invisible Jesus Christ in the body of Christ Branham.
The activities of the early Apostles were recorded in the Book of Acts. Now, Christ Branham has said that in these last days they would write another Book of Acts:
“If that tree ever puts forth another branch, they will write another Book of Acts behind it”.
– The Second Seal (195)
Now, another Ephesian Church has been formed on the revelation of who Christ Branham is. And now, another Book of Acts is being written. As the first Ephesian Church was the perfect Word Church with the Spirit of the Lion, so this Ephesian Church has also become the perfect Word Church in the Spirit of the Lion.
The Laodicean Church, at the end, has entered into complete darkness.- Paradox
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked”- Rev. 3:17
God cannot take this miserable Church in the rapture. That is why, God has raised this another Ephesian Church, which is being built on the resurrection of Christ Branham, like Jesus Christ, who was resurrected on the third day of His burial. Now, this another Ephesian Church is a perfect Word Church and it is the Eternal Church. Christ Branham has said that this another Ephesian Church is a bridge that connects the denominational Church to the Glory land. Those who are in this another Ephesian Church are already on the way to the Glory land, i.e., the Rapture! John the Baptist, who was the forerunner for the first advent of Jesus Christ, had turned the faith of the fathers to the faith of the children, who believed in Jesus Christ. The early Apostles had become the children of God at that time in believing Jesus Christ. Only on the doctrines of the Apostles, the Church has been built.
Now, BRO. S. THOMAS, WHO IS THE FORERUNNER OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, HAD TURNED THE FAITH OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THE FAITH OF THEIR FATHERS. Jesus Christ, who became the quickening Spirit, who was the invisible God since two thousand years, that same invisible God took a bodily form and became visible and manifested Himself in the flesh as Christ Branham, at this end time. Thus, our faith has been changed and our heart also has turned back to the faith of our fathers.
Now, at this end time, we have become the children of God by believing the Gospel of the early Apostles. So, the early Apostles have become our fathers.
They had seen God in the HUMAN FORM (Jesus Christ). Only on this Revelation, the first Church was built. In the same way, we, the children of God, have seen our invisible God Jesus Christ in a bodily form. Now, we have the same experience of seeing our God in a bodily form, in the form of a HUMAN BEING, as our fathers, the early Apostles had seen God in a bodily form.
Now we have the same experience what our fathers had. That’s how, we have seen our invisible God in a bodily form, Christ Branham. By this, we have the same faith as that of our fathers. They built up the Ephesian Church. Now, we are building up another Ephesian Church. That’s how, by this Elijah’s Ministry, who is Bro. Thomas, the hearts of the children have been turned back to the hearts of our fathers (the early Apostles).
“…..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 THE FATHERS.
TWO: HE WILL REVEAL THE MYSTERIES OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS IN REV.10 WHICH ARE THE REVELATION 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. EXACTLY SO.”- The Seven Church ages (327)
“The prophet- messenger who was to be sent to teach the people and turn the hearts of the children back to the Pentecostal fathers had not yet come”.–The Seven Church ages (378)
The prophecies, that were foretold by Christ Branham has been literally fulfilled in the ministry of BRO.S. THOMAS, who is THE MESSENGER of the ANOTHER EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE. Through his ministry, the invisible God Jesus Christ had become the visible God in bodily form, Christ Branham. Thus, our hearts have been really turned to the hearts of our fathers. BY HIS MINISTRY, THE LATTER PART OF MAL.4:5, 6 HAVE BEEN FULFILLED.
I say in the Name of the Lord, that the Revelation of the mystery of ‘turning the hearts of the children back to their fathers’ is over in India in the East and thus, our faith has been changed and we have seen the invisible God Jesus Christ, who became the quickening Spirit then, but has now become visible in the human body of Christ Branham, thus accomplishing the Plan of the Redemption of God.
I say, the interpretation of the Revelation of the mystery of turning of the hearts of the children back to their fathers stated briefly above is THUS SAITH THE LORD.
ANY MAN WHO DISPUTES THIS REVELATION IS OF THE DEVIL. I SAY IT IN THE NAME OF THE LIVING GOD.