« 51 † We're in a day now... Back there, they wasn't half as smart as today. They couldn't make an atomic bomb or an automobile. They didn't have science and things as we have now, but--and things of mysterious things. To try to say man blowed together by some dust and so forth, and take some analysis, and try to prove it to make infidels out of people... But now, when we need it, the Spirit of God raises a standard. What is it? He's pouring in His Spirit. Then those who are resting out yonder in the grave, or under the altar of God as the Scripture says, are crying, "How long, Lord? How long? How much longer?" God's waiting on me and you. The church is waiting on me and you: adoption time, when God can pour into us His Fullness, His power, His Resurrection, that when the church and Christ become so close together till Christ becomes visible among us, and raises the dead, and we go into the rapture.
Now, we're going to say--show after while that just those who are filled with the Holy Ghost goes in that rapture, "For the rest of the dead live not for the space of a thousand years." That's right. Just Holy Spirit filled people was all that went in the rapture.
« 64 † Did you know the Protestant and Catholic church is predicted, in the last days, to be blind, the same thing, to the Scriptures, with Christ on the outside, trying to get in? "Because thou sayest, 'I am rich, and have need of nothing,' knowest thou not that thou art miserable, poor, wretched, naked, and blind, and don't know it," Revelation 3. There you are, back to the blindness again, trampling over the things of God, as if (they) It didn't mean nothing to them, scoffing and making fun of It. That's what the Bible said.
« 65 † But, to the Church, the Bride, the Rapture is a revelation to Her. It's revealed to Her. That, the revelation, the true Bride of Christ will be waiting for that revelation of the Rapture.
66 Now, it is a revelation, for the revelation is faith. You cannot have a revelation without it being faith. Faith is a revelation, because it's something that's revealed to you. Faith is a revelation. Faith is something that has been revealed to you, like it was to Abraham, that could call anything contrary to what had been revealed to him, as though it wasn't so. Now, faith, that's what faith is, is the revelation of God. The Church is built upon a revelation, the whole entire Body.
« 242 † 362. Please explain the mystery of the translation of the Bride.
Just a change (See?), our bodies now... Let's say our. You know what I mean when I say that? I don't mean to be sacrilegious. I don't mean to say ours; I don't mean to say this church; I mean to say every believer. Abraham, He was looking for a promised son that was promised him. Is that right? And the church is looking for a promised Son. The Bride (Is that right?), the Bride is looking for the promised Son. Before the promised son could come to Sarah and Abraham, their bodies had to be changed. Is that right? She was too old to have a baby. She had no milk veins in her breast; her breast was dried up. Her womb wasn't fertile; she was sterile. She could not have the baby; her heart was too old to stand labor. So what happened? God changed her back to a young woman. And He did Abraham the same thing, 'cause He said his body was as good as dead. See? And He had to change their body in order to receive the promised son. And we cannot receive the promised Son that's promised us today in these bodies that we live in; these bodies are sin.
« 247 † This first conscience controls this body with see, taste, feel, smell, and hear, and it's just got us all scrupled up; we reason and everything else. But that new body, that comes from this borned again (not this first conscience, it'll pass away)... It's that inside something that lives. Everybody understand it say, "Amen." [Congregation replies, "Amen."--Ed.] It's not this outside see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. It isn't. It's subject to death and will die, but the inside part of you, down in here, inside, that is the person that cannot die. See? And that's the person that the new life starts from, from this new birth; and it builds another person in the image of this person you are, around that life. You get it?
« 249 † So potentially it's in here, and what is it? The Word promised before the foundation of the world. And around there, this only reflects the negative; that will reflect the positive, the Word. See? And the same thing is--or the translation of the Bride will be the same thing. The Word that's in you, the body will materialize around that Word, and the same thing did by Sarah. Before... When that old body that she had, that first body, it had to be changed in order to produce a son. You get it? That body could not do it. This body cannot do it, so it'll have to be changed the same way to receive the Son.
« E-85 † What you have to do with the tree, you take the tree and you plant it in the ground, and then you have to water it; and as you water it, it doesn't do nothing but drink, drink, drink. It has to drink more than its portion. And more it drinks the bigger it swells up. It just pushes out limbs. Then it pushes out leaves. Then it pushes out blossoms. Then it pushes out apples. Is that right?
And that's the way a Christian is. We are planted together in Christ Jesus, Who is the inexhaustible Fountain of Life. We're planted in Christ, and we just drink, and drink, and drink, and push out; and everything we have need of for the earthly journey: Divine healing, the power of God, and all these other things is in every individual in here that's received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, for you're planted in Christ. Hallelujah. The Holy Ghost baptism, yes, sir, and everything you have need of for this life's journey, even the rapture is right in you then.
« E-86 † Don't resent that? That's the truth. The rapture is in us now. I will prove it by the Gospel. "Those who He called He justified, and those who He justified, He hath glorified." Hallelujah. Then in heaven today we're a glorified in the Presence of God right now. I'm just pushing out to it. Amen. Glory. God's in His Word. You believe it? All right. Got to hurry now. Many things we could say there, but God is in His Word. Every Word of God is a Seed. You get it? And you just have to hold on to it. Now, many people look at their symptoms. They say, "Oh, Brother Branham, my hand is no better. I still have this pain." That don't have nothing to do with it. It's what mental attitude you got towards God and His promise.
« 63 † That's why the Rapture is different, and will only be for the royal Seed of Abraham. It cannot come by the natural, carnal seed of the church. It'll have to be the royal Seed of the Word of God, through Abraham, the royal Seed. That's why the Rapture has to be first. Cause, remember, "We which are alive and remain shall not hinder, prevent those which are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first. We which are alive and remain shall be caught up with them, together, and meet the Lord in the air." Notice, and again it's written, "And the rest of the dead lived not, for a thousand years."
64 Therefore, there, they will not be heirs together. They'll not be in the Rapture together. There is absolutely a church natural, and Church spiritual; a church carnal, a Church spiritual. Then, see, here is no...
« 75 † And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we--we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step farther; we--we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth, and we'll find that after a while, the Lord willing, find where it's written.
« E-9 † Now, many times, people say, "Brother Branham, you feature Divine healing." No, that is wrong. I feature Jesus Christ. See? Divine healing is a minor, and you can never major with a minor. And Christ is our main subject, then we believe that Christ, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, and rose again the third day, according to the Scripture, and now sets at the right hand of the majesty of God, being a High Priest, to make intercessions upon our professions. We--we're waiting, expecting Him to leave glory someday to return to the earth, to resurrect the dead and to translate those that are living into a glorified body to be raptured in the sky, to live with Him for the space of three and a half years, during the time of the tribulation period, and to return back to a purified earth to live a thousand years here on earth with His Church, and forever be with Him, when He sets on the throne of David. Now, we're looking--looking for that great time.
« 154 † That same Voice said to John, "Come up here, I'll show you some things that's fixing to happen." That same Voice that shall sound when the dead in Christ shall rise, "For the trumpet... " The trumpet! What is a trumpet? The Voice of Christ, the same One sounded and summoned him up. He heard the Voice like a trumpet sound and said, "Come up hither!" See how the resurrection will be? It'll be in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. That clear sounding Voice, and He'll summons the Church, calling, "Come out of it." That great summonsing Voice. God, help me to hear It that day.
« 156 † As I've often said... I know, as a mortal, Rodney, I know that there's a big dark door set before me, it's called death. Every time my heart beats, I'm one beat closer to that door. Some of these days I got to go into it. But I don't want to go in like a coward, screaming and hollering. I want to go in this, wrapping myself in the robes of His righteousness, knowing this, that I know Him in the power of His resurrection; that someday when He calls, I'll come out from among the dead. When He summonses me to appear on High, when the trumpet of God shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise. If I'm alive, I'll be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, and shall go with the rest of them, up to meet the Lord in the air. That trumpet Voice, sound clear, loud. Hmm. Oh, it will be the same, the same at His Coming.
« E-69 † Oh, church... He will have to change this physical being to let us be caught up. We can't go in this kind of a body. He will change our body in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, we'll be caught up together in the air. Going to meet the Lord in the air. We can't go up like this. We see every sign: justification, sanctification, filling of the Holy Ghost, the placing of son, the last sign being give. Amen. Do you believe it? All right. I'll just going to have to cut it off here. I can't go on. Let's bow our heads.
« E-63 † And brother, the only way in the world that the covenant will ever be keeped, or be kept, is when you and I receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost that God tore Christ apart and sent the Holy Ghost down for you and I. The only way we'll be able to go up in the rapture is when that body comes to receive the Spirit again, the raptured people that's in the covenant. And the covenant is the circumcision by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that's Abraham's seed. Amen. Whew. I feel like shouting myself. My. God made the promise, and He tore Christ apart at Calvary. And on Pentecost, He sent the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and the Spirit that was in Christ is in you and you're a new creature. "And the works," Christ said, "that I do shall you do also; even to the end of the world I'll be with you." Hallelujah. Oh, my. Friends, when I think of it to see how perfect it is that the Scripture lays on it. You may think I'm excited, but I'm not excited. If you felt like I did, you'd do the same and act the same.
« E-2 † Now, in this city tonight I think there's two or three more revivals going on, of healing services. We're not here to be competitors to those brethren. We're only here to do our part. And we're believing God and asking to help all the sick and afflicted everywhere where people are praying for the sick, in every church and every denomination. We believe that God will hear the prayer of any sincere person that will believe. Now, I am not, by no means, a Divine healer. I believe in my other meeting here in Louisville, and many times being here with our dear Brother Cauble, and the church, I've never at one time said I was a Divine healer. Which if I did, that would be wrong, because I am not. And there's no other man that's a Divine healer. We're just ministers of the Gospel, to preach, to pray for the sick. God is the Divine Healer. And all that God can do for you, He did it in Jesus Christ. Your work of redemption for soul and body is completed. Even to your rapture, is already completed. When Jesus rose from the dead, God justified, justifies us by faith, believing that, that God rose Him up from the dead; and we are waiting for the rapture which will come. Everything will happen in its season. And our salvation, our healing, and everything was completed when Jesus Christ died at Calvary.
« 93 † Our Heavenly Father, You see their hands. I'm only responsible for preaching the Word. You, they are Yours. I give them to You. They are Yours. Let the Holy Spirit now...
94 And may they see that, these achievements. They see it in the natural; then if we look back, we see it in the spiritual. You're here, Lord. You promised, just before the end time come, that as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. And we would look back and see those days, look there and see where two ministers, outstanding, angelic, anointed man, went down in Sodom and preached in the days of Abraham, calling out Lot. Then there was One stayed with Abraham, and that was the One Who done a sign to Abraham. The others, in Sodom, did their sign.
95 And, Father, so many things could be said right here, maybe the church wouldn't understand. But I pray that You'll give them such a crave for It, Lord, that they'll come and see we're at the end time, the astronaut age. I pray, Father, that they'll realize it isn't trying to condemn what they had, it's only trying to give them more, rapturing grace, for the hour will come when we'll have to have rapture Power; not only to heal the body, but to change it in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. Christ will be so real into their bodies till He can change it, by His great death and what He purchased. May they take this, today, that Token that I spoke of last night, hold It before them and walk into this Astronaut (grant it, Father), where visions, powers, and worlds beyond, known, and, O God, where all the great mysteries of God is unfolded in those Seven Seals and made known to man. Grant it, Father.
96 They're Yours now. I realize that altar calls is what we do, but, Lord, You said, "As many as believed." I pray that You will give them faith, to believe. They're in Your hands, Lord. And if I never see, and they never see me no more, until we meet at Your side, we'll know then as we're known. I pray that You'll help them. And may we all be There, safely, carried through by amazing grace of our great astronaut faith that we have in Jesus Christ, where we're in-housed with Him. Amen.
« 167 † But think, now he wrote this, but when he started to write those other seven thunders, he said, "Don't write it." He'd been commissioned to write everything he seen. But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it'll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out. We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we've watched everything. We've seen the mysteries of God. We've seen the appearing of the--of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there's something in there that we just can't lighten ourself with. There's something another. But I imagine when them mysteries begins to come forth... God said, "Hold it back now. Wait a minute. I'll reveal it in that day. Don't write it at all, John, 'cause they'll stagger over it. Just let--let it go. (See?) But I'll reveal it in that day when it has need to done."
They never uttered for nothing. You remember, like the little drop of ink, everything is for a purpose. Everything's for a cause. But notice, the Creator uttered, and he had a--he heard this voice, and he went to see.