What is The Message of The Hour?

37-3 He won't recognize nothing but that covenant of the Holy Spirit. And you cannot receive that covenant, unless you are saved, sanctified, and then baptized into the Body. He will not... You might have an impersonation; you might feel good; and jump up-and-down, and speak in tongues, and dance in the Spirit. That don't have one thing to do with it. Hear it, in the Name of the Lord. God don't recognize that. Heathens do that. Witches do that.

You say, "I'm a scholar. I do this, that, or the other." He don't care how much scholar you are. The devil is too. See? He only recognizes the--the Token. That's the message of the hour. That's the message of this day. That's the message of this time. In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive it.

40-3 Anyone knows anything about the Bible, knowed that that harlot was predestinated. She sure was. She didn't... The Bible said, "She perished not with them who believed not."

That's right. But she believed the message of the hour, and God give her a sign by His messengers; said, "Take a scarlet red streak and tie it on your..." Said, "Remember, if you don't tie that streak there and leave it there, what we've escaped by, we're not responsible for our oath." And said, "If you're out from under it, we're not responsible." Oh, my. "Rahab, every predestinated seed in here, you get out there, and go to hunting them. Get your daddy, your mother, for we've just come under that atonement. Down in Egypt and everything that we didn't have under that token, perished. Rahab, I'm giving you a sign. It's a token."

And I say in the Name of the Lord, it's the same. If you'll put that... "I'm acquainted with that--with the messenger. I'm acquainted with the angel of wrath, Joshua, God's destroying messenger. I'm acquainted with him, and he know's that there has to be a token sign. And you hang that there, and I'll assure you; I take oath."

177 He was on his hands; and so is He on your hands. See? You know what I'm talking about (See?), not only you, but this tape. He's on your hands. What you going to do with Him, this Jesus, called Christ? Christ is the anointed Word. See? What you going to do with It? It's the Message of the hour. The day is here, thoroughly approved by the Bible and by God. What you going to do with It? How you going to dodge the issue now? How you going to get by with it? He's on your hands. Oswald's case will be a minor one to yours.

E-28 So he comes running over, and he's too small. He couldn't get up to the limb. So he said, "Well, now, there's only one thing I can do." And there set the--the city garbage can setting on the corner. So he thought, "Well, now, if I go over and get that garbage can, and pick it up, and bring it over here, then I can get the rest of the way up the tree from that. That'll help me."

So he goes over. And the garbage disposal hadn't come by yet that morning; it was pretty heavy. So he was small, and he couldn't pick it up. The only one way to do it, that's wrap his arms around it. And he had on his best garment. So, you know, there's always hindrances when you're trying to see Jesus. But that didn't make any difference whether a good garment or not, he wanted to see Jesus anyhow. So he throwed his arm around the garbage can so he could get it over there. So he scooted it over. And there he had garbage all over him. Well, didn't make any difference; he--he wanted to see Him anyhow.

So, while he was pushing the can over with his arms around it, he heard somebody a-laughing. And he looked around, and if it wasn't Levinski standing there, his competitor, saying, "Well, what do you know. Zacchaeus has got him a new job from his restaurant. He's working for the garbage disposal."

You know, the devil just wants to see what he can do to throw everything in your way that he can, to keep you from seeing Jesus. He'll tell you they're a bunch of holy-rollers. They'll tell you they're a bunch of idiots. He'll say there--there's nothing to them; they're just the poor trash of the city, anything he can do. But if you're determined to see Him, God will make a way for you to see Him. Just keep that in your mind. Something will take place if that hunger begins to break into your heart, something. You'll go see Him anyhow.

So didn't make any difference. Little old face turned red, and he was embarrassed. But he just pushed the can on over anyhow, and got ahold of it, and shinnied up the tree. (That's all right, ain't it? Shinnied? You Southerners know what "shinnied" is. That's climbed up the tree.) Got up the tree. And he got up there, and he found where two limbs come together and met in the trunk of the tree. And there he set down.

Now, that's a good place to sit, where two ways meets: yours and God's, your idea and His. That's a good time to set down and think it over: Your own thoughts about Him, and what His Word says He is; what you think He is, and what the Word says He is; What the message of the hour is to your thinking, and what the message of the hour is to his Word, that's the difference. Set there and think it over a little while.

77 Remember, God changes His form. "En morphe," the Greek word means "He puts on a different mask." Like in Carmen or something, or--or Shakespeare's plays, He's--He's like an Actor, He changes His form. All what those prophets were, that was God in those prophets. Jesus said so, "You call them gods, who the Word of God came to: and here I am, the Son of God, how do you condemn Me?" Oh, my.

The same thing is today, it's God manifested in flesh, the Message of the hour, the Light of the day. We can't have them other messages back there; they've done been lived up; we live in a glare of a light.

114 Oh, brother, sister, if you haven't repented yet, if you haven't been baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, would you make that start tonight, would you give God the opportunity to welcome you into the place where you can worship Him? Remember, outside of there, there is no place that God promised to meet you and welcome your worship.

You say, "Brother Branham, I worship just as sincere..." So did Cain. He made every kind of an offering that Abel did, but it was a wrong offering. You might go to church, and pay your tithes, and do your duty as a Christian ought to, just as sincere as any man or woman. I've stood here now for some thirty years around the city here and screamed this same Message. I'm getting old. I can't be with you too much longer. But remember, in the day of judgment, my voice is recorded, and it'll speak out against you.

There's only one Place that God puts His Name, and that's not in a church, but in Jesus. There's only one Place of worship, only one Place that you are received, and that is in the Beloved, Jesus Christ. There's not another Name under heaven, given among men whereby I be saved, no church, no creed, no nothing, Jesus Christ. And that's supposed to be the Message of the hour, to restore back the hearts of the children back to the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Won't you accept it tonight?

15-4 Now, notice. Brought the quickening power... Now, that quickening power that come upon Jesus quickened Him to manifest every promise of the Word of that day. So does the Holy Spirit that come upon us in this day. If it's not a mockery holy spirit, if it's not the devil mocking the Holy Spirit, but is the real true Holy Spirit, it'll manifest the promise of this hour.

When It fell upon Luther, It manifested that promise of that hour. When It fell upon Wesley, It manifested the promise of that hour. When It falls in this day, It manifests the promise of this hour. When It fell upon Moses, It manifested the promise of that hour. Fell upon Noah, It manifest the promise of that hour. When It fell upon Jesus, It manifests the promise of that hour. See? It's the Holy Spirit coming down to quicken, make alive those people that's foreordained of God to be in the rapture. Oh, that is, if he's a true eagle, he will understand the message of the hour: if he's a true eagle.

11-5 Now, the very essence of the Message that was sent that, "He is risen from the dead," we, His beneficiaries, we, who share the resurrection with Him, draw benefits from this by proving to the world that He is alive. We cannot do it by word only; we cannot do it by some tradition of man; we only reflect exactly what we're pointing to.

I'm afraid today that too many of us are not getting people to Christ. We're getting them to a church, to a theory, but we must get them to Christ. He is the only One, and the only One that has Life. "He that has the Son, has Life." And if the life of a man that's dead be projected in you, you will live the same life he lived. If the blood of a man was a certain type, and you took the blood from one man and changed the blood of the one man into another, he'd absolutely be that typed blood. And if your spirit that's in you is reckoned dead, and you are anointed with the Life that was in Christ is upon you... Romans 8:11 says, "If the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you, It'll also quickens your mortal bodies," that same Life, them same powers, them same beneficiaries that He had here on earth from God. He redeemed you, a seed that was foreknown by God, whose names was put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And that Gospel Light of the resurrection, the confirmation of the Word... How did we know He was the Christ? Because He proved what He talked about. How will I know the Message of the hour? God proves what He promised and He talks about it.

56 The two spirits, one of them God's Holy Spirit, the other one the devil's spirit working in deception. The people of the earth are now making their choice. The Holy Spirit is here calling out a Bride for Christ. He's doing it by vindicating His Word of promise to Her for this age, showing that It is Christ. If the finger's supposed to move in this age, the finger will move. If the foot's supposed to move in this age, the foot will move. If the eye is to see in this age, the eye will see. See? The Spirit of God, as It's growed into the full statue of God is... The age that we're now living in, the Holy Spirit is here vindicating the Message of the hour. And the Holy Spirit is doing this, so that the people that believe God will be called out of this chaos. The devil's unholy spirit is here calling his church by the error, as usual, by perversion of the Word of God like he did at the beginning. See it coming right back to that seed time again? From Eden, here it is again.

135 Now, He reveals these things by His foreknowledge to those who He has ordained to these things; otherwise they don't see it. Stand right there looking right at it and can't see it.

How many ever seen that picture of a cow in the bush, that you just have to look and look? Did you ever see that? Or, seen the picture of Christ in a bush, or in the sky, or clouds? See, that painter has got that so fixed up till you have to look at it just a certain way. Well, then, when you once see it, you can't see nothing else but that. Every time you look, there it is. How many's seen those pictures? Well, sure you have.

Well, that's the way Christ is Himself, the Gospel, the message is. When you once see the message of the hour, there's nothing else you can see but that. That's all. Everything else is gone; the rest of it's just a filler (See, see?) when you once see the message.

158 May I repeat this again. In the kosher, in the offering of the--the--the atonement in the days of Moses, when Moses brought the children out, there was to be seven days that there was to be no leaven among the people. Anyone knows that. In Exodus, "No leaven shall be found in your camp at all seven days." That seven days represented the full seven church ages. See?

"No leaven." Now, what is that? No creed, no world. Jesus said, "If you'd love the world or the things of the world, the love of God's not even in you." See? And we're trying to mix that; you can't do it. You've got to come to one thing to believe: you're either going to believe God, you're going to believe your church, you're going to believe the world, you're... You cannot mix it together. And you can't hold to them old things that the other church before you did. You've got to take the Message of the hour.

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