The Bride Will Not Go Through the Tribulation, but will be Persecuted


The Bride Will Not Go Through the Tribulation, but will be Persecuted

1) 54-0515 QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN SATURDAY_
« 71       †      And now, let me get this one though again while we... Now, someone asked me today; two or three times I've been asked it: 27. Brother Branham, speaking on the mark of the beast, don't you believe they'll tattoo a number in your head, or tattoo something on your hand?
No, sir. Don't never look for that. It'll be a boycott, certainly. No man could buy or sell 'less he belongs to the confederation of churches. That's true. That'll come like a union, unionizing the thing, bringing it down, unionized religion. Mark my word; it ain't far off. And you'll see it, she's just around the corner.
The reason you don't know these things; you're here at home all the time. Follow me over these countries where Catholicism has the upper hand one time, and see what takes place. Brother, they tell them all what to do and what not to.


2) 56-0422 SHOW.US.THE.FATHER.AND.IT'LL.SATISFY_ SPINDALE.NC SUNDAY_
« E-62       †       And so she wandered around out in the country; and first thing you know, they, something arose, and his--his job called him to go to another city. When he went to another city, then he took a job there, and she, she's a pianist, so she become the pianist in that church. And come to find out, that Methodist church wasn't very spiritual. And noticed that all, nearly all the women smoke cigarettes. Shame on them. Biggest fifth column move the world's ever had. Wished I had time to dwell on it. Preachers will do that though.

Look, I've got my opinion of women that smoke cigarettes. And I sure have. I had it when I was a boy, and I never changed it. Oh, that's the littlest thing you ever done. That was the greatest harm to this nation and to motherhood that's ever been done. Statistics shows that eight, that, I believe about eighty or ninety percent of the children that's born, if a mother nurses them and don't give them a... 'less she gives them cow milk, she'll take nicotine poisoning, the baby will, and never live eighteen months. Talk about a fifth columnist, don't you worry about Russia coming over here and getting us. Russia ain't going to get us; it's our own rottenness that's getting us. That's what it is. It ain't the robin that pecks on the apple that hurts it; it's the worm at the core. That's exactly right. So that's--that's the other side, these preachers will tell you about that.

But now, that's what you need today, is a good old fashion housecleaning in the church (That's right.), get back to good old Saint Paul's revival and the Bible Holy Ghost again. No wonder we're in the corruption that we are. Certainly, it is. Just feel the Holy Spirit make you push it out anyhow.



3) 58-0927 WHY.ARE.WE.NOT.A.DENOMINATION_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-11 N-7 SATURDAY_
« 36       †       Now, notice. ... whom the kings of the earth have committed fornications, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Her wine is what she was giving out, her stimulation: "We are the church. We're the one that's got it." See? Now, just draw that in your mind now. All right. So he carried... Like the angel told John, "I will show you this judgment that's coming to this great church." Now, watch.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman setting upon a scarlet coloured beast,...
"Scarlet," in the Bible, represents "royal." The color "scarlet" means "red." And "beast" represents "power." Did you notice the beast come up out of the sea; that was in the Revelation the 13th. And when you see the beast coming up out of the sea, it's meant that this power was raising up among the people. But in Revelation 13, when this lamb came up, he came up out of the earth, no people: United States. But then after he had two little horns: civil and ecclesiastical powers. And then he received power and spoke like the dragon did before him. So you just got to mark it down; we are coming into a religious persecution with the same things that they did in pagan Rome many years ago, for it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Now, what is it, "setting upon a beast, a power."

4) 62-0318 THE.SPOKEN.WORD.IS.THE.ORIGINAL.SEED.1_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-3 N-1 SUNDAY_
« 358       †       And what they're trying to do, they're trying to--to manufacture a latter rain. Nonsense. Why, the latter rain will sweep the world, brother. Been a former rain, sowing words. That's right. Now you'll see what the latter rain produces. You'll find out there'll be an affiliation. The Pentecostals and all the groups will come together, and they'll shut the doors on them guys that won't listen to it. You won't even be allowed to open your mouth. Right. That's when He'll come. That's when He'll show. That's when you'll see a rain. Oh, my! Lay still. Be quiet. Uh-huh. Let it go. Oh!

5) 62-0318 THE.SPOKEN.WORD.IS.THE.ORIGINAL.SEED.2_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-3 N-2 SUNDAY_
« 16_       †       I predict that the two denominational groups, Pentecostal and the evangelical groups, will work together in a denomination, will unite themselves together and will become a member, all of them, of the Federation of the Council Churches, or the Council of Churches. They already belong to it, all of them. And there will come, through them, a forcing, or a boycott, that will stop everything but what belongs to that union of churches. That's what a... The Bible said that there would be a boycott, even to such a way it would 'cause people to not buy or sell unless they had received this: the mark of the beast, which is Romanism; and the image of the beast, which is Protestantism. That the image... The beast had power, authority, to give the image life, to speak, and it did. And that's the Confederation of Churches, when they confederate themselves together.
« 17_       †       Now there's many young people here. I don't know, Jesus may come this afternoon. He may come next year. I don't know when He'll be Coming. But, remember, if I do not live to see that Day of His Coming... Which, I hope that I will, and somehow believe I will. Now, if I do not see it, do not let this Word ever depart from your ears and your heart. See? Just remember, I speak in the Name of the Lord.
« 18_       †       Now, I believe with all my heart, that's the way it'll wind up. There will be like a union, a--a boycott. All such places as this here will be closed down. And you'll not be able to speak unless you got a--a permission, or a license from this Federation of Churches, to hold a service. It's almost... It shows it does that now, even in the denomination. It shows where it's at. Yes, sir. You have to have it. And that's where it'll wind up at. That's my prediction, as a servant of Christ, through the understanding that I have of the Word, and the inspiration.That's where it'll come. The... All signs are pointing to the end. I just got through speaking on that. And it's even to the...
19   The unwise virgin has beginning to cry out for Oil. Now, remember, she was a virgin. And if she's a virgin, she's a church. See? We'll get to that this afternoon, in Revelation 17. If she's a virgin, she's a church, 'cause the church is a virgin.
Paul said, "I espouse you to Christ, as a chaste virgin."

6) 62-0318 THE.SPOKEN.WORD.IS.THE.ORIGINAL.SEED.2_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-3 N-2 SUNDAY_
« 443_       †       Remember, there will be such a denominational gathering pretty soon, it'll be terrific, and they will bring themselves together into this Federation of Churches. And then this kind of a church will be put out of operation, as far as they know. It's at that time, that Jesus will appear, and He will show which is Bride and which is not. And remember, Christian friends, I'm a man, I can make mistakes. But God, being God, cannot make a mistake. All the Words that's been written must be fulfilled. Jesus said so. So we got things here in the Scripture that must be fulfilled, and that is one of the things, this boycott to come.
444   But before this boycott can come, of the marking of the beast, there has to be a Seed sowed, for God to take a Church out of it.You understand now? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] A Seed has to be sowed.A denominational seed, and they're to make a form or an image to the beast, the church of Rome. And there has to be a true Bride. And we understand that the so-called bride is rejected.

7) 62-0318 THE.SPOKEN.WORD.IS.THE.ORIGINAL.SEED.2_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-3 N-2 SUNDAY_
« 453_       †       Billy Graham may preach everywhere. Oral Roberts, them godly men, may preach everywhere. The Lord may send me to sow Seed somewhere else, some field. But I believe our nation is sowed down. I believe she's ready for the harvest now.
454   When the Spirit falls, and there becomes a move amongst the people, them denominationals will swing together just as certain as I'm standing in the pulpit, and the Church of God will be ousted. And they'll make it such a racket, until they'll confederate it, and put a boycott on anybody that don't belong to them.
455   Rome will rule the world for just an hour. She'll rule for a little piece. Not communism. Romanism will rule the world, with the cooperation of Protestantism, in a denominational form of church which God has rejected. That's as close as I know the Word of God.

8) 62-0701 TO.TAKE.ON.THE.WHOLE.ARMOR.OF.GOD_ SANTA.MARIA.CA SUNDAY_
« E-71       †       You know the Bible said He'd--He would bundle the tares first. They're sure bundling up together, all to the World Council of Churches, every one of them going, where it's all headed for. That gives the church a chance to grow then. All right. Get a little persecution where you're not fed so well everything have to be pushed together. God's got a way of doing things, you know.

9) 62-1122 RETURN.AND.JUBILEE_ SHREVEPORT.LA THURSDAY_
« E-25       †       We need to go back to a power of God, and a--something that can do the same thing today. Although in our numbers... Persecution always gives strength to the church. We've had it too easy. We get slothful. We get to a place where we don't want to move on, because everything's just handed to us. It takes sorrow, and tears, and sweat, and prayer, and faith, and promise to move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit.That zeal and power that they had in those days has long time vanished from our assemblies. I'm afraid if the windows would be shot out tonight, people'd run every way and never come back again.


10) 63-0818 THE.UNITING.TIME.AND.SIGN_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-6 N-10 SUNDAY_
« 57       †         Therefore, they are uniting themselves now, and your pastor here and many can tell you, that's reading, that they are... have the ecumenical movement of the--the--the world. And the... there's a Lutheran minister over it. That, if there comes a disaster, would happen in this neighborhood here; if we are not united with that ecumenical move, then our church can no more be church, and they can use it for a storeroom. Or if one of us brothers would see somebody dying or hurt, and try to minister to him any Spiritual blessing, we could be shot for it; exactly right. We can be given ten years in the federal prison for ministering anything, because we're not a member of this ecumenical move. Don't you see the mark of the beast? See? See?

11) « 82-2       †       EPHESIAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.3
I think we ought to stop here and deal with the thought that God's people have always been and always will be persecuted. You know that Genesis is the book of beginnings, and what you find started there will carry right on through the Revelation and never change. There we see that Cain persecuted and killed Abel because the latter pleased God. Then we see a perfect picture in Abraham's son of the flesh, Ishmael, who teased and fought the son of promise, Isaac. And there was Esau, who hated Jacob and would have killed him, had not God intervened. In the New Testament we find Judas betraying Jesus, while the religious orders of the first century attempted to destroy the early believers. The children of this world, controlled by the devil, hate the children of God who are controlled by the Spirit.

12) 130-2       †       SMYRNAEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.4
"I know their blasphemy." Now it isn't the thought here that these liars are blaspheming God, though that goes without saying. But they are blaspheming the true church. It is always thus. The Jews of Jerusalem blasphemed the church at the beginning. The Gentile polytheists did likewise. If anyone is going to be evil-spoken of, it will always be the true seed. In Nero's day the Christians were blamed for every calamity--even for the burning of Rome. In communist countries the little flock is always the first to be exterminated though actually insignificant in size. Though the Christians are fine loyal people, who do only good, they will always be persecuted to the end that they might be physically destroyed.

13) 265-1       †       SARDISEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.7
You know we are living in the end time. It is in this age that the churches are going to come together. And as they are even now controlling world politics, they will soon control the finances of the world. Then, if you don't belong to the world organization of churches, you won't be able to buy or to sell. You will lose all. Those who stay true to God and keep their garments clean from the defilement of this 'world-system' of church orders will be physically bereft. There will be presented to them a great temptation to give in. Preachers will give in with the excuse that they will serve God within the framework of the antichrist beast-system.They will give in to the flatteries and blandishments of the hierarchy. And the people will follow these false shepherds right into the slaughter. But in the judgment they will all be found naked. They will not be given those white robes; neither will they walk with Him. You can't walk in the spotted garments of the world, holding hands with the devil here, and then expect to be with God. It is time to wake up and hear the voice of God crying, "Come out of her (organized religion) My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, that ye receive not of her plagues." Amen. God is speaking. Shun the religions of this world like you shun the plague. Leave off walking with the world and make your garments white by repentance and the blood of the Lamb. But do it now, for tomorrow may be too late.

14) 63-1229M THERE.IS.A.MAN.HERE.THAT.CAN.TURN.ON.THE.LIGHT_JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-6 N-1
« 272       †         Now, they, "We're going to close up." You have to be one of them, or not. You're--you're either into that, or you can't do nothing, can't even buy or sell. That's it. You're daresn't to pray for the sick. If you are caught ministering to any sick or any person with any spiritual thing in there, you are subject to a federal law, to be executed. That's exactly right. See? You know that. That's right. It's in their papers. Yes, sir. So, you cannot do it, you have to belong to the cult.
Brother, let me tell you something. You better get Christ sure in your heart right now, 'cause there is a time coming where you're really going to need It.You're out then. Remember, when that seal is put on, she is there for good. See? So, don't you do it. Don't you believe that stuff. You get right into Christ right now, the Word. Yes, sir.
273   Vindicates the Word, and shows that It is the Light of the hour. That's how we know He is the Light, because He is the Light manifesting Itself in flesh.
How do we know? He was God's Word made flesh. See, God's Word was showing Itself, vindicating Hisself, when the Messiah cometh, what He'll do.

15) 64-0120 HIS.UNFAILING.WORDS.OF.PROMISE_ PHOENIX.AZ V-15 N-3 MONDAY_
« 138       †         Now, that great gift! Others I've tried to explain and say how it was done. This can't be explained. Just wait. It will not be in operation so perfectly now. Wait till that Council of Churches brings on that persecution, that's when it will happen. That's the reason I come back among you, to pray for the sick. I have never had but one thing that He ever told me in my life that I know that hasn't happened yet, that some sort of a building or a tent where there will be a little building setting and I'd have to go into that and pray for the sick. That hasn't happened yet as far as I know. That's the only thing that I know.
139   And when He says those Words, to say it, the Heavenly Father knows that I stand here tonight and He could kill me right here in this platform. Yes, sir, He certainly could do it; and I know that, I'm well aware of that. And I know there is so many stories today, that, I--I ain't responsible for them. I'm only responsible for what I say. I, I've got to answer for what I say. And that is the Truth. And the Heavenly Father knows that that is true.


16)« 313-2       †       PHILADELPHIAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.8
"I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." This verse is not a declaration that the true church will go into and through the tribulation. If it meant that it would have said that. But it said, "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation." This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God's commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world.

Only the very elect will not be fooled. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people.

For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived.

17) « 361-1       †       LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.9
Remember we have shown clearly all through the ages that even as Adam and Eve fell because they left the Word, so the Ephesian Age fell by turning slightly from the Word, until with every age continuing to turn away, we have a final repudiation of the Word by the World Church system. This Laodicean Age ends in a blackout of the Word, thereby causing a departure of the Lord from the midst. He stands outside calling to His own who follow Him by obedience to the Word. After a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit this little hunted and persecuted group will go to be with Jesus.

18) « 376-1       †       A.RESUME.OF.THE.AGES - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.10
The false church groups will come together in a world council of churches. This world council of churches is the IMAGE ERECTED TO THE BEAST.
Revelation 13:11-18,
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six."
Now remember, it was Imperial Pagan Rome that fell by the sword. But she was healed of her death stroke when she joined to the nominal Christian church of Rome and incorporated paganism and Christianity, and thereby became the Holy Roman Empire which was to endure until Jesus came and destroyed her. But Rome is not going it alone. Her daughters are right with her and she will take over absolute authority by the World Council of Churches.

This may seem far fetched to some but actually it is very plain for all to see because right now the churches are controlling politics and at the opportune time will manifest exactly how great is that control. This ecumenical move will end up with Rome at the head even though the people did not envision it that way. This is so because in Revelation 17:3-6 it states that the whore, Mystery Babylon is seated on the beast. She is controlling the last, or fourth empire. This Roman Church is doing that. With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world.

Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beastin the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

19) 62-1013 THE.INFLUENCE.OF.ANOTHER_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-4 N-11 SATURDAY_
« 81       †         I understand that everybody that won't agree and come into the... to the--the international agreement of this fellowship that they're trying to form, to put, unite all churches together, the federation of churches; that, all that won't come in and unite with it, they'll make him a little province.They're going to send them to Alaska. You might as well get ready for cold weather, 'cause looks like it's coming. So, what a disgrace!

20) 62-1104M BLASPHEMOUS.NAMES_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-3 N-21 SUNDAY_
« 223       †         And to join in it, is blasphemous names, this woman. This woman, her power!
224   And you see right now where they're going to take all the people that's got odd ideas about religion, and send to Alaska. You've seen that. All of our odd beliefs.
225   And what is it? The council, the World Council of Churches and the Catholic has their big to-do going on in the Vatican now, over there, to where they're trying. And all these bishops, and so forth, they're trying to come to an agreement, to fight communism. The world fighting communism, and only joining up with Catholicism.


21) 62-1014M THE.STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-2 N-18 SUNDAY_
« 399       †         I've got The... what they call, The Facts Of Our Faith, the highest Catholic book can be bought. And it says in there, "If there is a Catholic on a ticket, that's running against a Protestant; if a Catholic votes for the Protestant, they're excommunicated from the fellowship of the Catholic church." Right. "And if there's two Catholics running for the same office, they shall pick out the Catholic that's more loyal to the 'mother church' and vote for them."
400   See how, that deceit, what they're trying to do? Give money away, to buy. Why? They're trying to break it. And they're doing it, and she's broke. And what is it? It's on the gold standard. And the Catholic church, the hierarchy, owns the gold of the world.[Someone says, "A hundred and sixty-eight billion dollars."--Ed.] Hundred and sixty-eight billion. There you are. Throw her right back on the gold standard, and you people just keep your homes and things, but you belong to the Catholic church. The nation belongs to the Catholic church. The whole thing is captured right in like that, through their currency. Don't the Bible speak of that? That's the picture that the Bible draws us.

22) « 376-1       †       A.RESUME.OF.THE.AGES - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.10
This may seem far fetched to some but actually it is very plain for all to see because right now the churches are controlling politics and at the opportune time will manifest exactly how great is that control. This ecumenical move will end up with Rome at the head even though the people did not envision it that way. This is so because in Revelation 17:3-6 it states that the whore, Mystery Babylon is seated on the beast. She is controlling the last, or fourth empire. This Roman Church is doing that. With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world.
Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.


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Net Worth of the Vatican
In 1994, the audit listed:
- 1,483 billion lire in assets [About $848 million]: -
- 732 billion lire [about $419 million] in liabilities (in the

"Consolidated Financial Statements of the Holy See" (410 billion in cash, 479 billion in stocks and bonds, 29 billion in gold, and 470 billion in fixed assets - investments and real-estate) . 269 billion lire are in deposits and accounts of Vatican entities, 96 billion for

employees' severance indemnities and 262 billion at the value of pensions to present employees;

- 750 billion are in net assets [$430 million].

These figures are without the bank and the Vatican City, each of them was mentioned earlier, and Reese estimates that it would add up to $500 million to $1 billion. However, deducting the Vatican City's budget and the $270 million reported as "fixed assets", the sum is lower than $1 billion, maybe even less than quarter billion dollars.


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