Vindication

 

Understanding vindication is perhaps one of the most important things we can do as a Believer in God and His Word. It seems today, among the Christian world that we are living again in the days of Judges where every man did what he thought was right in his own eyes. And why is this the predominant attitude amongst the nations today?, Because the people have turned down a Vindicated Prophet of God.

 

It does not matter whether they are Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, or Pentecostal. It does not matter whether they claim to be followers of the Prophet of God to our day. The proof of their belief is in their understanding of Vindication.

 

So then what is Vindication. Why is it so important to us?

 

E-32 SIGN OF HIS COMING 62-0407 But to the believer, it's a vindication of the truth of God's Word that speaks of the coming sign. Amen. It vindicates God's Word to be the truth. That's to the believer. Amen. The unbeliever, he's worried, dismayed, discouraged. "Oh, such a outfit," he will say. "You don't mean you belong to a thing like that." See? He's just discouraged with it. And--but to the believer, it's, oh, it's honey in the rock. It's a vindication.

Brother Branham used the term Vindication to explain: "God has a One man Message and He deals with One man only". But men do not like this, for they seem to want to have their own say as to how God is going to do things. WHO DO YOU SAY THIS IS? 64-1227 128 That one-man message, they didn't want it. No, they didn't want It. And God never did deal but with one person at a time. It's always a one-man message. When did ever He deal with the people, outside of just one person? It's an individual. It ain't a group.

Vindication is the real issue concerning our faith. Not so much that it was God who backed up William Branham's Message, for all Pentecostal people believe that God works out of heaven and does fantastic things. They will even allow for God to come down to do certain things, but the understanding that this Vindication comes in the form of God's Personal Presence with His prophet, and that this Presence was referred to by Brother Branham himself as the Appearing of Christ has become the central doctrinal debate within the "Message clergy" because it comes into direct conflict with their understanding of the Second coming of Christ as they have always perceived it, and this is due to the fact that they do not understand Godhead correctly.

A close study of this principle of vindication will help us to understand better that when it comes to the program of God, we have absolutely no say as to what will happen. All God requires from you and me is to get ourselves out of the way and allow God to work through his chosen channel, which according to Amos 3:7 is always a prophet.

 

AMOS 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]? 7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

 

Again we find in the book of Deuteronomy God's Law concerning how he will deal with His People. And since He is the same and changes not, then we cannot say that prophets are relegated to the Old Testament only, for there are references to prophets in the New Testament as well.

 

DEUTERONOMY 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well [spoken that] which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him. 20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, [but] the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

 

Now, God set forth an order that has very strict consequences for those who will not adhere to it. He said, I will require it from you. You will pay for your unbelief. Notice the question came forth from God's own mouth. He said, how will you know what is right and what is not right? And then He tells us, the one that is not right will not be vindicated. I will not bring his words to pass, because they are not my words.

 

And we know God is very protective of His own Words. ISAIAH 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

 

JOHN 10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand. 30 I and [my] Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father [is] in me, and I in him. 39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

 

 

PROOF OF HIS RESURRECTION 136 There He stood, and made Hisself known. He said, "If you can't believe Me, believe the works that I do. They testify the Father sent Me." He said, "And My education..." In other words, like this, "If My education doesn't satisfy your longings, if My degree, which, I have none, but My degree, My diploma, is not from your seminaries. My diploma is the works that I do, that the Father sent Me. They are My diploma." That's the best diploma I know of. God, give us more of those diplomas. "The works that I do are a vindication that the Father sent Me. If that isn't sufficient, believe them then instead of Me.

 

E-15 Jesus Christ the Same 55-0603 But Jesus come by not preaching so forceful as John, but there were signs and wonders accompanying Him. He said, "If you can't believe Me believe the works that I do. If you can't believe Me believe the a vindication that the Father has given of Me, for the works that I do, the same testify that the Father has sent Me." What a statement. Think of it. "The works that I do testify that the Father has sent Me." Man can make any kind of a statement, but if God don't back that statement up, you've got a right to say it's wrong. But when God comes around and confirms that statement to be the truth then it's sin to disbelieve it. For what is sin? Sin is one thing: "unbelief." That's right. You couldn't say how much of that is night. It's all night. And in the daytime you couldn't say just this much is day. It's all day. Jesus said, "He that believeth not is condemned already." Faith in God and unbelief that's the two things. One is sin and the other one is salvation.

 

JOHN 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

 

E-32 What Hearest Thou Elijah 59-0412E Listen, brother, you might have a lot of noise, but I wonder how much spirit's behind it, is what I'm a wondering. It isn't noise that makes spirit. I've seen people that could jump, and run, and shout, and--and play bands, and run up-and-down the platform, and didn't have enough real true faith to stop a toothache. That's right. It's that still small voice of God that operates the power of God, that makes things real and brings Life to the church. That's what I'm speaking of. It ain't noise that counts; it's the vindication, the Spirit of God that makes the difference. It's been here each night performing signs, and wonders, and miracles among the people. It's true. I don't see how Pentecostal people, who claim to have kissed the cup of the golden blessings of Jesus Christ, can set still hardly when the Holy Ghost is a moving in such things. But it's because it ain't got a noise behind it. The noise went first, then the still small voice come. We've had those times; it was all God's way.

 

E-78 Having Conferences 60-0608 And while we have our heads bowed, is there a sinners--any sinners here, would like to walk up here just a minute. Maybe this might not help you, but I want to be sure of this. I've told you the honest truth, so help me. God knows that. I want to be sure that there's not a sinner on the ground. Let me say this, THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT: "Except a man be borned again, he cannot enter into the Kingdom." And if you're here tonight, and THUS SAITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD that's within me, I tell the truth; I lie not. The very thing that vindicates it is a returning of that prophetic Spirit that discerns the thoughts, tells you what you've done, what you will do, what'll happen to you, every predicament, every time perfectly for year after year. That's the vindication that I have told you the truth,

 

E-71 Be not Afraid 60-0609 You believe on the Lord Jesus? Have faith in God. It's all over, brother. Just believe it now. We are strangers to one another. Now, that ought to settle it for the whole group of you. Does that confirm that I'm preaching the truth? How would God let me tell something wrong, and stand up with my very message. These things are only to indicate a Divine a vindication that my theology is right. That's exactly right. The Word of the Lord came to the prophets. You believe that with all your heart? I don't know you; Jesus knows you. You're a very fine person, and you're not here for yourself. You're here for someone else. It's your daughter. You believe God can tell me what her trouble is? It's in her spine. That's true. If that's right, raise up your hand. Now, you believe with all your heart?

 

E-24 BLIND BARTIMAEUS 60-0713 And in Praying for the sick, tonight as we pray for the sick, the Lord may come to us and give the visions. And if He does, remember the vision does not heal people. The vision is only a vindication that the Word is right. How many knows what the word "prophet" means? Sure you do. A "prophet" means "a one that foretells or forth tells." And it is a Divine sign from God that this person that's speaking has the right interpretation of the Divine Word, because the Word of the Lord came unto the prophets. And the prophet foretold and done those signs, which is a vindication that he had the interpretation of the divine Word.

 

JOHN 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

 

This let's us know that there will be a showdown. God speaks of this in Deuteronomy chapter 13.

 

DEUTERONOMY 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn [you] away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

 

HEBREWS 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let [them] slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him]; 4 God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

 

E-36 SIGN OF HIS COMING 62-0407 A vindication of God's Word being true, God bears record of His Word by His signs. God's Word is a Seed, and that Seed has to bring forth of Its kind (Genesis 1:11), every seed of its kind. And Jesus said that the Word of God was a Seed that a sower sowed. So then, every promise in the Bible has to produce its kind. Amen. E-37 Now, the signs are a vindication of the true Word. God in all ages has said that. Now, some of you might want to take down some of these Scriptures. If you do, put Hebrews 2:4 there. You see that--that God has vindicated, vindicated His messengers. "God in sundry times and divers manners," Hebrews starts out, "spoke unto the fathers by the prophets, in this last days through His Son, Christ Jesus." See? And seeing that, them had the Gospel preached to them way back long ago, and had signs and wonders to vindicate that; then how much more should we hold on after God with divers signs and wonders and gifts of the Holy Ghost? Oh, divers of signs, the signs that Jesus Christ showed that He was here on earth, Who He was, and what He was, and the--and the purpose He was here from.

 

HEBREWS 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

41 GUIDE A 62-1014E It was a vindication there, that there was a living God inside of Him. What He testified, "It's not Me that doeth the works; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me. Verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise. The Father worketh, and I worketh hitherto." In other words, God showed Him what to do, and He went and just acted it out; He didn't do anything until God told Him to do it. Amen. That's the real frank facts of it. If we'd just move and wait till the Spirit moved us to do it... That's it. And then be so completely lost in Christ that He don't have to shove you around like He does me, but the first little nod of His head, you're ready and nothing's going to stop you, because you know that it's the will of God

 

23-5 Why Cry Speak 63-0714M Now, Moses' great eye, his eagle eye looked beyond the glamour of Egypt. The real Christian believer today, no matter what the church says, what anybody else says, when that Light strikes it, they see the very vindication of God, that Pillar of Fire hanging there, and the signs and wonders that promised, the Scripture being laid in it, it comes to Life. No matter how little it is and how many in the minority; God's group has always been the minority. See?

23 Desperation 63-0901E The Token, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, is among us. We should reverence that. We can't humble ourselves enough. Taking off your shoes or getting on your knees wouldn't expel it, it wouldn't satisfy; it wouldn't suffice us, but a life that brings forth the fruit of the Spirit... Now, what is the fruit of the Spirit? See? Love, joy, peace... Remember this morning? Preparation, sent the messenger with the message. Next thing He done after He sent the messenger with the message, He sent the Pillar of Fire for a vindication. Next thing was after that, was consolation. See? You knew that it was right; you was at peace. We have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. See?

 

From the 20th century Prophet Book we read, " There are always two men or two groups who demonstrate power, but one has a wrong source of power. The spirit of Antichrist is here as well as the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Antichrist in Satan's prophets is so close to the real and true Spirit of God that only the VERY ELECT will escape the deception. Matt. 24:22-24 "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." These true elect ones take the Word. When these true Elect Ones see the prophet and his acts of power, and see that he is right with the Word and never deviates, they know that he is of God and receive him. All that prophet says and does leads them closer to Him Who is coming soon. They look for no other vindication. This is the vindication".

 

Now, we are told in the New testament that God will once again send forth another prophet and those who do not hear him will be cut off. God does not play games with us. He says what He means and He means what He says.

 

ACTS 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

 

Notice the requirement at the hands of an angry God, destruction. Destroyed from amongst the people. This is exactly what we see in 2 Thessalonians 1: 8-9. This speaks of those who are cut off from the presence of the Lord, and they will be left for the burning.

 

59 TOKEN THE 64-0208 He sent a prophet to them, Moses, with a message identifying God's Word. And to identify Moses, He sent a Pillar of Fire that hung over him. Amen. Then to give him the perfect assurance, He required a token. Amen. There's a messenger, the message, and the vindication, and the token, the perfect assurance that they had nothing to worry about. No matter how many plagues strike, what everybody else says they are sealed away.

 

From the 20th century Prophet Book we read "The people were oppressed under Pharaoh. For Moses to come and declare himself a prophet of God and worthy of attention and obedience to the Word of God in his mouth, he would of necessity have to gain their attention through some vindication by God that would defy all dispute.

 

Twentieth Century Prophet - Page 33 "This can be easily understood. The Hebrews had not had a prophet for about 400 years. Such a length of time would see several generations without the dynamic truth of God in their midst, and a consequent ignorance of God's way. Moses would need supernatural vindication of his ministry to catch their attention and capture their hearts. This is the very same situation when both John and Jesus came. Israel was without a prophet for another 400 years with the consequent deterioration of truth into human tradition. How very difficult it would be to turn Israel to truth by a prophet. Thus when God sent Moses He sent him with two signs. If the people refused the first sign (the rod made into a serpent) they would hearken to the voice of the second sign (the hand placed in the bosom, turning leprous and then clean.) Ex. 4:8, "And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the second sign." God said that the signs were voices. Each time the sign appeared in the ministry of Moses it was the voice of God speaking. It would naturally do two things. It would impel the one to come, and harden the other more and more. That is what the sign did. That is what the voice of God does. It draws some and they come closer to the sign as did Moses himself when the bush glowed, but on the other hand that voice in calling will harden the heart more and more as it rejects God. It happened thus to Pharaoh. It happened thus to the Pharisees. But Moses was not discouraged. He kept on. He knew that God was with him in his calling, for the voice that he was obeying was a Scriptural Voice. A true prophet like Moses will always be one with the Word. The voice that cried out of the bush spoke the Word of God as it had been given to that great prophet, Abraham. It said, "I remember my promise to my people." So Moses listened and obeyed, and in so doing he brought the promise of God for the people of that generation.

Now when God spoke by that sign there was only one avenue left. Israel had to move out of Egypt--the Exodus had to come. There will be a final vindicating sign and our day will be over, too--the Rapture must come. As John the Baptist cried, "Behold the lamb of God," without doubt this messenger to the last age will cry, "Behold the Bridegroom cometh." As the apostle Paul declared the mysteries of God that produced such dynamic faith in the early church, even so now, when that last prophet reveals what Paul did truly teach, that SAME WORD that brought that early church FAITH which is based solidly on the Word, will now bring back that faith, and that will be Rapturing Faith, to meet the Lord in the air and be forever with Him.

 

Having set forth both the scripture and the unusual vindication of the Prophet-Messenger, it is well to correlate both and see in them the marvelous works of God. Think for a moment on the fact that this man is often self-vindicated. In other words there have been times when he has given his testimony and asked others to accept him as a man sent from God. There is not a prophet who appeared on the scene at any time but had to do likewise. When Moses appeared before Israel he said, "God spoke to me out of a burning bush." He then proceeded to prove it by the two signs he had from God. The immediate reaction was twofold, some believed and others said, "We weren't there. How do we know that God spoke to you from a cloud of fire?" But Moses was not discouraged. He kept on. He knew that God was with him in his calling, for the voice that he was obeying was a Scriptural Voice. A true prophet like Moses will always be one with the Word. The Voice that cried out of the bush spoke the Word of God as it had been given to that great prophet, Abraham. It said, "I remember my promise to my people." So Moses listened and obeyed, and in so doing he brought the promise of God for the people of that generation.

Think of John the Baptist, the greatest prophet, at least up to that time. What was his witness? John 1:31-34, "And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit from heaven descending like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not; but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost, and I saw and bare record that this is the Son of God." Now here was John with his witness. He said "God spoke to me and told me what I have just told you." There again we have an immediate reaction that was two-fold. Some believed and others said, "We weren't there, so we don't know if there was a voice or not, Furthermore, what sign can you show us?" Thus it is with William Branham. He speaks of seeing a light appearing over people. That light was actually photographed, and you can see it in this book. Yet very few have actually seen that light. Now whether you accept his testimony or not is up to you, but remember right now you have accepted that of John and he did not have the signs following him that most prophets had.

Furthermore, it is with Rev. Branham as it was with Moses, for the pillar of fire is absolutely scriptural. And so is the voice, for it has never deviated from the Word. From him, then, we are bound to hear and learn the promise of God for this age.

William Branham also says that an angel appears to him. He even describes him. Your reaction is up to you. You can believe or disbelieve. But no man has a right to repudiate another, especially if the claimant is on strict Bible grounds--angelic appearances are positively Biblical. A self-witness is absolutely Scriptural. God backs up the revelation. As it was with Paul who came with the complete revelation to the Gentiles, God bearing him witness both with divers signs, and miracles and wonders and gifts of the Holy Ghost, so God has borne witness to William Branham for there has not been one time when the vision failed. Nor has there been one time when he has said "Thus saith the Lord," that the word in his mouth ever failed. Though one might be censured for the following, yet it ought to be said. There are very few scriptural evidences in the Bible to vindicate the revelation ministry of Paul. That God actually gave him the complete revelation he lays claim to has but little phenomenal proof from God. YET NO ONE DOUBTS, AND NO ONE SHOULD DOUBT THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE MAN HIMSELF AND THE REVELATION. And today, this man, William Branham has had literally thousands of manifested vindications from God, and with his life containing all the other factors that make up the prophetic office, HE OUGHT TO BE RECEIVED FOR WHAT HE IS,--HE MUST BE RECEIVED FOR WHAT HE IS... "Thus saith the Lord" in his mouth by the Holy Ghost is absolutely no different from the "Thus saith the Lord" in the mouth of Paul, for it is the same Holy Ghost.

The Holy Spirit that spoke in the pillar of fire to Moses is the same Spirit that fell at Pentecost as a cloud of fire, and is the same light exactly that appeared to Paul and blinded him and spoke to him, and that Light or Fire is now with us again and the voice is the SAME VOICE for the SAME SIGNS ARE GIVEN as before, and the prophetic utterance never fails. It is thus the rankest unbelief for men to come to this Prophet and hear him reveal without one mistake ever the various ailments and problems that beset the supplicant who comes for prayer, and then turn from that sign and say that he is a prophet only in discerning, but not a prophet in the Word. Oh, faithless one, can you not see that the sign is to attract your attention that you might believe the Word? It is the WORD that counts, and the sign is to lead you to it.

But man runs true to form as ever he did. When Jesus came He attracted them by the miracles of healing, the water turned to wine, the loaves and fishes multiplied. But when He began to teach a word that differed from theirs--when He laid out for them the true doctrines--they turned far from Him. And so it was, that, when Rev. Branham first appeared on the scene, thousands were healed with never a miss. Nothing stood before him. Then he came teaching the Word. God had sent him with a message. But the message differed radically from that of the organized churches' message. For this he was repudiated. But God remains true. He that believes His prophets shall prosper.

 

The following quotations are taken from William Branham who is a vindicated prophet of God to this last age. We find that God sends forth His divine Presence to back up the Message that He gives to his Prophets. Thus Saith the Lord is spoken by that Prophet and these are not just some sort of opening statement that sounds good. "Thus saith Lord" means exactly what it says, "The Lord Has Said THUS!"

 

E-16 Expectations 50-0405 Gifts and callings are without repentance. There is spirits that's in the Church. That's true, such as gifts of prophecy, healing, and so forth. But they're in the entire body. They may fall upon one person tonight, a prophecy, and It might not never fall on that person again; It might be somewhere else in the body. And those spirits are supposed to be judged. "Let one speak and two or three judge," said Paul. Now, those are the spirits of the gifts that's in the Church. But the only person that has a right to say, THUS SAITH THE LORD, is an a vindicated prophet. You never seen anybody judging Isaiah, or Jeremiah, or those people. They were prophets, foreordained and borned in the world to be prophets. And they foresaw the thing by a vision, and then said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD," for the Lord had already said it. So what the Church needs today, is a good old fashion teaching of the Gospel. That's right. To know where they... I don't mean just educated teaching; I mean spiritual teaching. Some people speaks about God, and--and knows nothing of Him. You don't... See, you must get down and deal with the actual spirit itself, you see, to know what you're speaking of.

E-61 Expectations 50-0405 Now, Moses could only perform these miracles, but the people had to believe him. That was the vindication that he was sent of God. You understand? It a vindicated his word to be true. If any man says anything and God testifies not that, then the man is wrong. But if the man says something, and God testifies behind that, then that man is right. See? Not only once, but over and over and over; it has to be the... a--a time. Now, Moses did that and proved to the people.

 

50-0713 OBEY THE VOICE OF THE ANGEL 09 Well, when the children of God begin to cry down in Egypt, God sent them down a deliver and vindicated this deliverer by signs and wonders. Don't you think God could do that tonight, just the same? Isn't He the same Father tonight. And if you're sick and can't get well, the doctor can't help you, then don't you think your Father is here for you? And can't He send His gifts? Now, He--He did then, and I believe He's just the same today. He always makes a way provided.

 

E-16 Obey the Voice of the Angel 50-0713 Now, Dear heavenly Father, Your Word lays here on the pulpit, and I know that It is the Divine Word of Truth, every Word is the Truth. I believe It, and I realize that every prophet that went forth in the days of old, had a time to try to bring the people to a recognition of Jehovah. The apostles who've paved the way with blood, gone on before us. They was disbelieved in cities, and cast out. And Your own beloved Son, when He was here on earth, and He went to the city, and many places they did not believe Him. "And many mighty works He could not do because of their unbelief." Now, we know that He's here with us tonight. He's sent His Spirit to vindicate that His Presence is with His Church. And help us tonight, Father, and Your poor, humble, unworthy servant who's standing here making these statements. I ask that You'll let the Angel of God, Who has guided me down through life, has kept me, fed me, brought me this far. I pray that He will be here, and there will be not one disease or one thing that can be able to pass by His Presence without being perfectly delivered. May many of them in the audience, Lord, just now set down and say, "I'm going to study... Lord, I'm going to think of You, and Your Spirit being here. I want to know Your nature, that I might know how to love You and serve You."

E-13 Hour is Come 51-0415E Can we bow our heads. Our heavenly Father, solemnly, reverent, we bow our hearts to You just now to thank You for this great meeting that we're now coming near to the end, and ask of Thee to make this the climax, the great climax that many... Not only many, but that all the people who are setting present that's sick, or possessed with foul spirits, that they may be delivered tonight, and that You might receive glory. Father, I thank Thee for the ministers, my brethren, that's sitting here with me tonight to lend their faith in this healing line as I pray for the sick. And I pray that Your Spirit, the Angel of God, Whose servant I am, may come tonight and vindicate His great Presence to be here and make it an outstanding time, that the people may never fear no more; but to know that the supernatural great God of Heaven is here among people, and is now working among His children, that they may... If they start to do anything wrong, that they will know that there's an all-seeing eye watching them; and if they would do something right, know that there's a heavenly Father watching them Who will in return give them a reward. For we reap as we sow. Now, Lord, I pray Thee with my whole heart, soul, and mind that You will make this meeting a great blessing, and may the people understand these few words. And I pray that You'll circumcise the lips of Your servant and the hearts of Your people, that I may speak the right thing and they may hear and believe. For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.

 

E-29 Exhoratation on Healing 51-0501 Now, I can only be honest. You see? That's what I've always tried to be: honest and--with my people, with God's people, my friends. And I--I said, "Well, Sir, I'm born and raised in a poor family." And I said, "I'm uneducated and I--I--I couldn't go." He said, "I'll be with you." And I said, "Oh, I'm... They wouldn't believe me." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to a-vindicate his ministry (He'd sent him to Israel, you know, to deliver Israel.)," said, "so would you be given two signs." Said, "One of them will be, that you'll take people by the hand, knowing nothing of what's wrong with them, and tell them what's wrong." Said, "Then if you'll be--if you'll be reverent," and said, "it'll come to pass later that you'll know the very secret of their heart." And He said, "If you would question of this.

 

189 Lord Just Once More 63-0628A The denominations will not take the a-vindication of the Word.

37-1 Indictment The 63-0707 And the Holy Ghost today is not no third person; It's God Himself manifested in human flesh by the Blood of Jesus Christ to sanctify a life that He might reflect Himself through. And they crucify that same Word made manifest. You understand? The crucifixion of Christ today is the people who will deny the vindicated and manifested Son of God among the people by His things that He said would take place in this day by His Word. See? Now, the same vindication would have to be the same if He's the same Son of God, 'cause He said in St. John 14:12 now, that, "The works that I do shall you do also." Hebrews 13:8: "He's the same yesterday, today, and forever." "If ye abide in Me... (John 15) If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, just ask what you will, and it'll be given to you." Yes, sir.

 

325-1 Laodicean Church Age Church Age Book Chapter 9 Jesus called John the Baptist, Elijah. Matthew 17:12, "But I say unto you that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him what they listed." The reason that he called John Elijah, was because the same Spirit that was upon Elijah had come back upon John, even as that Spirit had come back upon Elisha after the reign of King Ahab. Now once again that Spirit will come back upon another man just before Jesus comes. He will be a prophet. He will be vindicated as such by God. Since Jesus, Himself, in the flesh won't be here to vindicate him, (as He did John) it will be done by the Holy Spirit so that this prophet's ministry will be attended by great and wonderful manifestation. As a prophet, every revelation will be vindicated, for every revelation will come to pass. Wonderful acts of power will be performed at his commands in faith. Then will be brought forth the message that God has given him in the Word to turn the people back to truth and the true power of God. Some will listen, but the majority will run true to form and reject him.

 

E-48 EXHORTATION ON HEALING 51-0501 Now, let's just kinda pray again just for a moment, if you will, 'cause been talking and it makes it kinda odd for me. Now, dear Jesus, now we're here and we've ask You, and I've explained all that I know how, and it's getting a little late; we don't want to weary the people. But now, Father, I have tried with all my heart to let them know that You are here and willing to heal each one. Now, I have told them that You have sent Your humble servant to encourage them to believe on Your Son Jesus. And by signs and wonders that You have given me to perform is for their encouragement and the vindication that Thou has sent Thy humble servant to pray for their diseases and afflictions and they will get over it.

 

E-30 MY COMMISSION 51-0505. That's just an a vindication (See?) that Jesus Christ is present.

 

E-57 AT THY WORD LORD 51-0928 If God can heal one person here with cancer, He can heal every one of you with cancer. And He has healed every one of you that's got cancer. The only thing you have to do is just accept it. And I am just His servant here in a vindication that He, through His grace, might come down on me, and speak through this channel, and to vindicate His Presence with you. He isn't dead. He isn't in the grave; neither is He on the cross. But He's with you, even in you, and will be until the end of the age. See? Now, that is true. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (See?), if you know the truth. Now, that is the truth, if I speak these things.

 

E-6 GET THE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE 52-0717 And when the Angel of the Lord, giving me my commission, He said to me, "You was borned into this world to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world." And I said, "Sir, I am uneducated. And I'm brought among my people, and we're all poor. And I--I have no education. The people would not believe me, Sir. And I could not do that." And He said, "As the prophet, Moses, was given two signs to a vindicate his sending of God, so will you be given two signs for this a vindication." Said, "One of them will be, that you will take the people by the hand." And said, "In there, just keep quiet, and it'll be told to you. You'll just say what's wrong with the person."

 

E-20 JESUS CHRIST THE SAME 53-0212 You heard Mr. Baxter, I guess, tonight, tell about an Angel visiting me sometime ago and speaking with me about these things. Well, that's--that's the truth, sir. And He told me that I was to pray for sick people. That was my mission in life was to pray for the sick. Now, I questioned it and said, "I'm--I'm uneducated, so the people..." But since a little child, I was called for that work. You believe that? Now, if our Lord Jesus, when He talked to the woman at the well, He just didn't talk her a little while. And then after He talked to her, He said, "Go, get Me a drink" And she said, "I..." talked about the well. Now, what He--He was trying to contact her spirit. Now, you're the first patient here at the platform tonight, so that's what I have to be to contact your spirit. You see? See, we're both men standing here, got to one day meet God. See? But you're--you're also a supernatural being; you're--inside of you is a spirit that'll live somewhere forever, why, here too. Well, if you've got a disease, Satan's did that. And He sent me to pray so these two spirits will come together. And then if His Spirit can... It'll depend on which one you give in to (You see?) of these two... If you believe what you're told, it'll be right, you will get well. If you do not believe it, 'course there's nothing it can do. See? This is just for a vindication.

 

E-30 JESUS CHRIST THE SAME 53-0212 How do you do, sister, you or the baby? Uh-huh. Why, it's a sweet little thing. My, looks like it's quite young to have something. Now, I want... 'Course the baby can't talk. I want you to look at me. I want to talk to you just a moment. What do you think about Jesus Christ? Yes, the only One that you could say that. Do you believe that these things that are now being taken place in the world today through the great hour of darkness... Do you believe it's His a vindication of His Being here on earth, that He is--He--His Spirit is with us? See? He takes His man, but never His Spirit. See? He taken Elijah. Elisha took his place. And eight hundred years later, John the Baptist come right out of the wilderness with the Spirit of Elijah on him. See? See what I mean? Satan, he takes his man, but never his spirit; it comes right down into the religious persecutors and so forth. And is that true?

 

E-43 SPEAK TO THIS ROCK 53-0512 The only thing, we have gifts that we can point to God for what He's already done for you. He saved every sinner in here now. He saved you nineteen hundred years ago. If you'll accept it tonight, you'll have pardoning and grace. He healed you nineteen hundred years ago when He was striped on His back. If you'll accept it, you'll have healing. The only thing we can do is preach or have a vindication of His Presence by Divine gifts. May the Lord grant the blessings.

 

E-56 WHY I AM A HOLY ROLLER 53-0830A Let's bring the tree on up a little farther. We come into the days of Jesus. Here's the fundamentals there, scholars, teachers, rabbis who knowed the Word of God, daresn't to say they didn't. And here comes Jesus along just as fundamental as they were. But God was working with Him with signs and wonders following Him. And the fundamentals called Him Beelzebub. So how can I expect to be called anything less today, or the Church of the living God who believes in the phenomenal, the powers of God, how can we expect anything else when they called the Master of the house Beelzebub? Who is that? Fundamental teachers. That's right, just as fundamental. Don't ever jump on one; he believes the same Gospel that you believe: death, burial, resurrection, and preaching the coming of the Lord; but he hasn't the vindication of God's signs on it.

 

E-70 FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO SAINTS 53-1129A Now, might as well get this clear and get it right. And notice. Then the first thing you know how God vindicated His servant, Jacob. How He brought him out, and proved by signs and wonders that that was His. Now, always God has a vindicated His believers. Well, bear that in mind. God has a vindicated His believers. Not how fundamental you are, we are not judged by fundamentalism, although I believe fundamentalism is right. But we're not judged by fund--being how fundamental we are, how orthodox we are to our belief. We're judged by God's election and a vindication.

 

E-25 RESURRECTION THE 53-1205 And Jesus had--had left and come up to Bethany to--to live with them. And His ministry was in its best right there in Bethany. And now, let's take back a little piece to find out about the ministry of Jesus. God always declares and warns people before He does anything. Do you believe that? And I say this with holy reverence, that I believe that the signs and wonders that you're seeing taking place today, Christian friends, is a perfect vindication of soon coming judgment. Amen. Judgment has got to strike the world; for if people won't receive mercy, there's nothing left but judgment. Mercy always foreruns judgment. Did in the antediluvian destruction. It did through John the Baptist, and so is it now, the forerunning of mercy. And if you spurn mercy, there's only one thing left--is judgment.

 

E-74 ANGEL OF THE COVENANT 54-0301 How many believes with all your heart? Now, every one in here ought to say, right now, "I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is present. He rose from the dead. He's not dead; He's living." And He's living here tonight in you. See? It's only a vindication of His Presence. He just does this to stimulate your faith. He preaches the Word. Then He comes and makes manifest the Word. He's declaring... miracle. Whatever the person was and whoever they was, I know not.

 

E-7 I WILL RESTORE 54-0620A And now, this is what it is for. It's for a vindication that the message that I have told you, that Jesus has risen from the dead and living among us today; that's for you to believe it and accept Him as your Healer.

 

E-41 I WILL RESTORE 54-0620A And Balak, being a... Or Balaam, rather, a great man, thought surely that a holy God like God, would curse such a people as that. But he failed to see the sign over Israel, God's a vindication: A smitten rock, and a brass serpent, making an atonement for their sins. And he comes down. And on his road down the Holy Spirit met him. And a mule spoke in unknown tongues and turned him--tried turn him back. God speaking through a mule, could you imagine, the mule, turn around speaking in English, or whatever, what voice, he was speaking to the prophet. All right. See God's sign? Don't be blind. Have your eyes open. Pluck your soul a little bit.

 

E-5 Have Faith in God 54-0900 But now in this way, it's no more than just a sign to you people, that Jesus Christ is a vindicating that what's been preached to you is the truth. See? God... Hebrews 11:2 says, "God testifies of His gifts." God makes manifest. Now, what Brother Baxter has told you tonight and other nights, in the afternoon services the instructions and so forth, then the Holy Spirit comes into the meeting as another demonstration or vindication that what's been preached to you is the truth. There's no shadow at the judgment for us to have a way of escape at all, because God in every way has combed everything to make us believe. The first thing is His Word. Seeming it to me if some one wouldn't believe my word, well, I wouldn't have much confidence in the person, but God is different. Though you do not believe His Word, He's yet willing to come to you in some other way to manifest His love to you. Isn't that wonderful? How unworthy we creatures are of such love. Brother, sister, that's what the world needs today is some more love of God. That's what the world's hungry for today is more love of God. If we'd show a little more love to one another, little more love towards God, how much better our churches and individuals and how much better we'd be if we'd just love one another. If we love one another then we can love God, for God is Love.

 

E-44 Contending for the Faith 55-0220E And Jesus, God, Emmanuel, full of virtue, full of love, full of compassion moved right through that audience without touching a one. See, friends, you fail to understand between the spiritual and the natural. I've seen men who was theologians to the highest degree and knowed no more about the spiritual things, than a Hottentot would know about an Egyptian knight. See? They understand Scriptural things but not spiritual things. The Pharisees, very fundamental and orthodox, but failed to understand the spiritual things, so they said He was a spiritualist, or a devil; that is a spiritualist. See? 'Cause they'd seen the phenomenal, and they failed to recognize it; because they were just lettered altogether: fundamental in doctrine, but nothing in a vindication. Amen. I hope you see it.

 

E-8 Glorified Jesus 55-0225 My meetings are not based upon a personal contact with each one; it's based upon the exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the resurrection, that people may, by hearing the Word preached, and then they will believe on the Lord Jesus. And He in His resurrecting power, coming into our midst and doing the very same things that He did when He was here on earth, as a vindication of His everlasting omnipotence, that He's here with us and will be forever. We'll never be without the Lord, Christian believers. Forever and forever we are associated with Him for eternity (Isn't that wonderful?), associated with Lord Jesus Christ forever: "I'll be with you always." I like that, don't you? And it's wonderful. And now, we--my meeting is based that way, that the believers just look and live.

 

E-8 Separation from Unbelief 55-0228 Well now, if you have never seen It, here's a greater vindication of it being the truth, just to look at the picture of It. And it's not my picture, brother, sister, His picture, isn't mine. And He's with the church, not just with me; He's with all of the--every Christian, everywhere. He knows It's Christ, same Pillar of Fire led the children of Israel. I believe with all my heart, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. When He was there, He led them.

 

55 Proof of His Resurrection 55-0410M God didn't leave us comfortless. He knew that it would be all tangled up in the days to come, through teachers and so forth, of the Word, how they would mix it up. But He sent a direct Messenger with it, the Holy Spirit, which is the vindication of the resurrection. If there's no Holy Spirit to vindicate it, then I couldn't believe the resurrection. I wouldn't have nothing but theology, or I wouldn't have nothing but mental conception. But today we don't have to... Mental conception's all right, theology's all right. But we have a direct witness. The Holy Spirit is a Witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, so misunderstood by people today in our day. So misunderstood, but it's the hope.

 

E-5 Junction of Time 56-0115 And I believe that the church is now standing on the threshold of the greatest vindication of omnipotence that the world has ever known. There has been in my searching of the Scripture for quite awhile, I have found seven great junctions in God's Word. And seven is God's complete number. We... He--He completes in seven. He worked six days and the seventh rested. The world exists in its reign over the earth here, the church labors for six thousand years, the seventh is the millennium. And all these mathematics and--of the Bible are perfect. And God always is on time. Sometimes that we are a little bit late or a little--thinking a little different, but that's always done for a purpose. But God is always on time with His message.

 

E-56 Spiritual Inspiration 56-0128 And tonight the Holy Ghost is the vindication that He's here, that His power is with the believer. And if we could only recognize that by inspiration that leads us to the--make the--in the crucial moment to make our decision according to the Word of God, not according to what the neighbors is going think or according to what somebody else is going to say, or what my pastor will say, or my members will say, what my neighbors will say, but what God is leading you to.

 

E-30 We Would see Jesus 57-0226 Oh, brother, Pentecost is not a denomination, it's an experience that belongs to everybody. It's what we need. And Pentecost is nothing but the vindication of a resurrected Lord Jesus, which is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That's what it is. I know it's been misused. It's been misconstrued, and so forth, and impersonated. But that only shows out the real Christ much better to me. If you see a bogus dollar, means there's a real dollar.

 

207 It Becometh us to fulfill 61-1001 We're at the end road, the Laodicean church age; a message; the rejecting of the message; the vindication of the message; and the Presence of Christ proving He's the same, yesterday in the days of Lot, as in the days of His flesh, and in the days of today: yesterday, today, and forever.

 

60 RESPECTS 61-1015E You know, Moses was scared to go down again. Moses was eighty years old now, and he'd been gone forty years. And when he talked to God at the burning bush, he said, "Who will I tell them has sent me?" God had no name. He said, "Who will I tell them that sent me?" Said, "When I say, 'The God of your fathers appeared to me,' they'll say, 'Who is the God of our fathers?' Well, what will I tell them?" He said, "You tell them that I AM THAT I AM. You tell them that I AM THAT I AM." And He said, "What is that in your hand, Moses?"He said, "A stick." And he threw it down and it turned into a serpent. And he put his hand in his bosom, it turned to leprosy, and went back, and healed He said, "Go down, and take these signs and perform them before the people, and it'll be an a-vindication. They'll know by these signs that I sent you for deliverance." Oh, brother. God always does that. God always gives supernatural signs. See?

 

187 YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN 61-1231M When you're borned again, God vindicates you. That's how God vindicates all of His nature. What? By their fruits. That's the way He vindicates His ministry. That's right. All of His servants are vindicated the same way He vindicates nature. How do you know it's a peach tree? 'Cause it bring peaches. How do you know it's an apple tree? Bearing apples. How do you know it's a Christian? Christian signs bear from it; Christian life comes out of it. How do you know he's a teacher? The Word comes from him. How do you know he's a prophet? The Word comes through him, bears record, vindication. It proves itself. How does it become that? When it dies and becomes one. That's right. When we die and become a new creature in Christ Jesus, it gets us with our calling; we stay with our calling. The fruits of the Spirit follow us when we are His servants. When we are borned again, the fruits of Christ's Life follows us. That's right. How do you know it's a peach tree? It's got peaches. How do you know he's a Christian? He acts like Christ; he walks like Christ; he talks like Christ; he lives like Christ, above sin, victorious. What does he do, say, "See what I done"? Christ didn't do that. He gave all praise to the Father. That's right. That's how you know it. By their fruits you shall know them. What must... "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man be born again he cannot even understand the Kingdom of God."

 

108 IF GOD BE WITH US 61-1231E How can He be the same yesterday, today, and forever, and still Divine healing gone? How can the power, how can... The Bible set in order, "First apostles, prophets teachers, evangelists, pastors, for a vindication that the Gospel still lives." And God sends them right among us, and we turn our back on it. God doesn't fail, it's the people's failed. "Where is the miracles then among us? Where are they at?" God was talking to this man, getting him ready to go out. Move the clouds out, the sun's always shining. That's right. When doubts are gone, and things are made right, miracles will be there just as sure as the sun's there. The sun, by the command of God, shines every day. It's there because God commanded it there. And as long as there is day and night, the sun will hang there. Sure. Not all the time you see it, because clouds has it covered up; fog, clouds, low or high, covers it up. But it's always there. See?

 

E-71 Presuming 62-0117 Yes, that's it. You're not presuming then. You know where you stand. That's right. Oh, don't presume about it. There's so many different ways. Just don't presume. But God has give an a-vindication of His promise. See? We don't have to presume about it. God's vindicated it.

204 ONENESS 62-0211 Look what happened. Why? The same God that separated and come to Abraham and showed him the vindication of his separation... Hm. O God. How I wish I could--wish I could just could do something to let you see it. God showed Abraham, being that he had separated himself, He showed him the a-vindication of it, that He was with him and right in his midst. And Jesus said the same thing will take place in the last days. Not a nation was Abraham; he was in the minority; but God was with him. He'd separated him then. We're supposed to separate ourselves in this last days.

 

E-64 ALL THINGS 1124E What is it? Apply your name. By His stripes we were healed. Do you believe it? Then it's His Presence. He was wounded for our transgressions. Then if He can do that, it proves that He's here with His Word. Now, our transgressions in sincerity is forgiven. Our iniquities are gone. We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. His stripes heals us. He's proves it to us; we are forgiven. What does He do? Pick out that sincerity. Watch that person anchored to the cross. Visit these people, whoever it was. I see another one. Just keep on believing. Let me ask you something. Do you believe it with all your heart? Jesus said, "These signs will follow them that believe." How many believes? Then lay your hands on one another if you're a believer. You're as much His child as I am. What is it? It's a vindication that He's here. Oh, can't we come in sincerity now, after His Word, after His Presence? That's the very God that'll judge you on the judgment day.

 

E-11 COUNTDOWN THE 62-1125E And then I think that Billy said last night he give out prayer cards. And a sister back here a few moments ago, holding Reverend little Price, about three or four weeks old, or months old--or weeks old, I believe it is--setting back there, said her husband is to be--wanted to be prayed for. And that's why... I understand she said, "But he has a card." I said, "Well, fine. Then I'll quit in time, so I can call up these prayer cards, and pray for the sick." Now, remember, in praying for the sick, you anchor yourself that the prayer of faith has been--has been made for you. And don't doubt it at all, just believe that it's so, and it'll come to pass. Now, I believe as we, as people, have perfect, absolutely perfect vindication that Jesus Christ is with us. You believe that? Jesus Christ is with us. And so if He's here, He's here to answer and to minister to us every blessing that He promised in the Word. So when we pray and lay hands upon the sick, we expect you to believe that. God expects you to believe that. Never move from it. Let nothing shake you.

 

E-55 COUNTDOWN THE 62-1125E Now, we know we're at the end. Let Christ, our Saviour, move among His people tonight and give a vindication that He's here.

 

10-3 IS THIS SIGN OF THE END SIR 62-1230E When the Light, which you see on the picture tonight, that's been proven to be a Supernatural Being by scientific research... To me it was the same Light that struck down St. Paul. Is the same Light that led the children of Israel by night. Did you notice here, this Angel, He was clothed in a cloud. See, He was a cloud by day. Now, that same Light... As to people not understanding, first thought that it was wrong, that I was just saying that. But the Holy Spirit happened to have the scientific instruments, and the people there, for a vindication, and took the picture of It several times. I said, "I see a person shadowed to death," black shadow over them.

 

32-4 IS THIS SIGN OF THE END SIR 62-1230E The sounding of the trumpet means Gospel trumpet. And the sounding of a trumpet in the Bible means, get ready for Scriptural war. Are you getting it down? Scriptural war... Paul said... If you want to put this down, I Corinthians 14:8, Paul said, "If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, how will a man know what to prepare for?" And if it doesn't have a Scriptural sound, a vindicated, a vindication of the Word of God made manifest, how will we know were at the end time?

 

290-3 {81} FOURTH SEAL THE 63-0321 And the new wine, when it brings revelation, then it's--it's revealed, and that's the way it was at Pentecost. They knowed that--that there was supposed to be a Spirit poured out upon them, and they waited till this happened. And when the vindication of the revelation took place, then stimulation was on them. 292-1 In Genesis 1:1, it said, 'In the beginning God created heavens and earth' period. See? That's all. Now, the world without form and void." And I said, "I believe every seed was laying right there from some other civilization or something, and as soon as the water lifted off and the light struck it, up come the trees and everything." The same thing with the human being; it's a type. When all the--the--the mist is moved away, and the revealed Truth to that real seed laying there still germitized, and the Light of the Gospel can strike it by true a-vindication of the Word, it'll live; it's got Life in it...?... Outside of that it can't live. It hasn't got no Life in it.

 

34-3 INDICTMENT THE 63-0707 Why'd they crucify Him? Why? Why? Because they didn't recognize Who He was. And it's the same thing today. The preachers and people of this days, and our modern teachers has so indocumated the people to believe that this is witchcraft, or the devil, or a mental telepathy, or some hoax, or some kind of a trick, until the people don't recognize that it's the vindication of God's Word for this day. It's the last day sign.

 

91 WARNING THEN JUDGMENT 63-0724 Well, you can't do nothing with the church; it's so formal and gone, there's nothing left. They've done sold out their birthrights for a mess of pottage, and--and they're just waiting judgment. The Holy Spirit has crossed this nation, showing His signs and wonders, and they continually spurn His grace. He a-vindicates Himself and proves by His great a-vindication, that He's the Word of God manifested in this day. And they still turn It down. See? There's nothing left now. You just can't always do that to God. See?

 

69-3 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY 63-0728 By the living Presence of the living Christ by the living Word... Oh, living Christ, living Presence, living Word... Watch. By His Own personal--personal a-vindication proves His Church, not members. He never done it in the days of Moses. He never done it in the days of anybody else at the end of the world when it come to the place where it was the destruction. In the days of Lot it wasn't membership. It was personal a-vindication, God in flesh (See?), personal a-vindication.

 

70-2 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY 63-0728 His Presence in the individual with a personal a-vindication of Himself expressing Himself--the living Word that's promised for the day, expressing Itself through you, a vindication of the great revelation of God... Look, only in an individual, never in a group: an individual, not in a group, His identification is with an individual. You get that? Not with the Methodists, not with the Baptists, not the Presbyterian, not the Lutheran, not the Pentecostal, but as an individual.

 

77-5 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY 63-0728 Listen. Which means this: His Word (which He is) has been--began to be risen. The Word that down through the age of Luther, Wesley (See?) has begin to raise up to its power. There it begin to move. Then it moved a little more. Now, it's coming up to identification. See? Watch. Now, to the Life in the Body is a vindication of the rapture is at hand. When you see the Headship and the Body becoming one and the Fullness of the measure of His manifestation, shows that the Body is about ready to be received to the Headship.

 

99 CALLING JESUS ON THE SCENE 63-0804E Any great messenger like that is foretold us in the Bible. Always we can find a place of it in the Scriptures. That's the reason the Holy Spirit today is foretold us in the Bible, and we know that It's here. And we know it by Scripture a-vindication of what It is. We seen how it acted in the first, we seen how It acted in Christ, we see how It acts today. See, we know whether It's the Holy Spirit or not, because It manifests and vindicates the Word of God, makes It live.

 

80 HOW CAN I OVERCOME 63-0825M Many of you has left too. Many of you left these things to take your stand, after you searched it through the Scripture and find it's right. You seen the vindication of Almighty God, but not what some--what somebody said was the vindication, what the Bible said would be, and here it is doing it. You saw it was the Truth. So you set out to leave Sodom, leave the denominations, leave the things that bind you to a creed, and to follow Christ by the Holy Spirit vindicating Himself by the written Word of God. In other words, you took the Bible instead of the creed. You've set out to follow.

 

E-54 GO WAKE JESUS 63-1103 He had proven to them Who He was. He proved Who He was. How? By the Words that He preached, and by the works that followed the Word (See?), vindication. God had vindicated Him, for He said unto them, if... He said, "If I do not the works of God, then don't believe Me. If what God said I would do, if I don't do them, then condemn Me.

 

47 WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS 63-1124M When the Word has been spoken for this certain generation, there's going to be somebody rise on the scene that'll fulfill that Word, because God has spoke It. It's a vindication of the Spoken Word. And Jesus met every qualification and was the Word vindicated as Messiah. Exactly. There's also Words spoken in the Bible for the last day. Those Words have to come to Life.

 

57 MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M Now, remember, then light comes by the spoken Word of God. And light is the vindication, or the subject that He has spoke is light. When the light flies, shows that... God said, "Let there be light." There was no light, and He said, "Let there be light." and there was light. That's a proof; the light is a vindication of His spoken Word: same thing today, a vindication of His spoken Word.

 

245 MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M Oh, it takes Christ's Eternal Life to bring the Word of Life to--to vindication, made flesh. Oh, my goodness.

 

210 SHALOM 64-0112 And when the real Word of God falls upon the vindicated, upon the Seed, and they see that vindication of the Word, they recognize It. They're looking at the Word; they know the junction; they know the time; they know the change; they know the beat that's supposed to be in that hour. Hallelujah. They know the beat; they know the time; they know how it's supposed to go. See? Only the Elected knows it.

 

80 WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH JESUS 64-0126 You may say to me, "Brother Branham, you've got the wrong interpretation of It." Well, that's to your opinion. God don't need any interpreter. God's His Own Interpreter. That's what the trouble of it is today; we got too many manmade interpreters. God can interpret Himself. His Own vindication of His Word is the interpretation.

 

83 WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH JESUS 64-0126 The manifestation of God's revealed power, promised, is the vindication.

 

22 JESUS CAME AND CALLED 64-0213 You say, "Then Brother Branham, what is the evidence? What is the evidence?" The vindication of the Word in the hour. They had the Bible. He was exactly what Jehovah said would happen. It don't need any interpretation. It interpreted there. There was your priest; there was all they had, and everything else just so routined and everything. But, yet, they failed to see the Word. And He made that Word live out for that age. That's the evidence of that age.

 

94 VOICE OF THE SIGN 64-0214 Also, it must be a Scriptural sign, must be a Scriptural vindication of the Word that's promised for that day. How perfect is God's order at each time.

 

41 GOD IDENTIFIED BY CHARACTERISTICS 64-0311 Now, if a man is sincere in it, God will make some way to show that man that it's Truth. He's obligated, if you're sincere. If you see It and walk away from It, then you're to be judged. But if you're sincere and see Truth... Now, Joseph was just "minded." He said, "It's so unusual." That's the way today, that people, good men, fine men, good character men, fine ministers, many of them, priests and so forth, are good men, but the supernatural vindication of the promise of this day is so unusual, it throws them off of their balance. It does that because it's displaying the characteristic of God.

 

E-43 WHEN THEIR EYES WERE OPENED 64-0312 She knew the Scripture. That's the reason she knew Him. These disciples, after His resurrection, didn't know the Scripture. And that's the reason they didn't know Him. And that's the way the Pharisees didn't know it. He said, "Search the Scriptures. You think you have Eternal Life now. They're the one that tell you Who I am." Oh, the vindication of His Being...

 

E-65 CALLING JESUS ON THE SCENE 64-0319 The woman was praying, wasn't even thinking, didn't even hear me say nothing. Now, you ask her if she knows me. That's who she is, and that's what her trouble. What did she touch? That's the vindication of Jesus Christ. The Word discerns the thoughts that's in the heart.

 

E-10 TRIAL A 64-0427 We find out that the churches get it all messed up, and then God sends His prophet on the scene. And the Word of the Lord comes to the prophet. How they know it is? It's a vindication of the--the message of that age.

 

E-14 AUDIO LETTER TO LEE VAYLE 64-0500 Same as they did in Moses' time. See, it had been four hundred, yeah, four hundred years again since Moses. You see? From--from Abraham--or from the last prophet, Israel had been four hundred years in bondage. And four hundred years had blinded their eyes to a man being a prophet, it had to be a supernatural vindication of the Word to show that he was the prophet. Likewise, when Jesus came, He was absolutely had to be a vindicated prophet, for it had been four hundred years again since a prophet. You get what I mean there? Four hundred years, and the people didn't want to believe Him. You see? And in the Gentile age, we haven't had a prophet since Paul. And it's so hard for them to see it. I just thought I'd pass this comment, and you give it way--ever way you want to place it in there, I... It might be just a little material for you. You understand, Brother Lee, what I'm trying to mean? We're enjoying this so much as we read it, and we think it's wonderful.

Thank you very much, Brother Lee.

 

65 GOING BEYOND THE CAMP 64-0719E Now, we find out that in this wilderness... We notice when they tooken--taken their stand and come out of Egypt into God's camp, come out of the camp of the priest and all them saying, "Settle yourself; we're slaves for the rest of the time."... When Moses the prophet came down and vindicated the Word of God was at hand, that God Who made the promise was there to deliver the people, they moved from the camp that they were in into the camp of God's promised Word of the hour. They believed that prophet, because the sign of vindication was proving that it was exactly the Word of God. And the things he did proved that it was right, and the Pillar of Fire followed him along, proved that it was the Word of God.

 

100 GOING BEYOND THE CAMP 64-0719E Now, we find Him again in this day as the Bible said He would: put out the camp. For He ever remains the same, the Word, same yesterday, today, and forever. They--they don't want Him. They rejected Him again with their council. They would prefer today like they did then when He was on trial... And today when the Word is on trial, what's happened? They have rejected again like they did then and accepted a Barabbas, a murderer, instead of Christ. The council would do the same thing. And today because they have rejected the Word and the perfect vindication of the hour, they have sold out and preferred a Barabbas, the World Council of Churches, a murderer of the Word.

 

85 BROKEN CISTERNS 64-0726E But He always helped them. The murmuring at the Red Sea. Then when they murmured... Yet in all that He had promised, made them a promise. He should've turned them back right there, the way we'd look at it, but He'd promised to take them over there. What did He do? Them children of Israel, He furnished them the Pillar of Fire and everything for a vindication, their prophet.

 

1005-56 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 64-0823E I Corinthians 13 says this: "When that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away with." So all these little things of jumping up-and-down like a kid, trying to talk in tongues, and all these other things, when that which is perfect... And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. Then that which is in part is done away with. "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things." Amen. I go to preaching and then don't get to these things.

 

34 WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERDS 64-1221 Trained to believe His Word, and then when His Word was vindicated before their very eyes, they denied the Word that was made vindication. When God proved what He would do, and said what He would do, and proved what He would do, then they turned around and called this Man an evil spirit, which cursed them all. Think of what taken place. Think of what caused them; their training caused them not to recognize the very Word made flesh for their day. The very training that they had in their schools, with the very best of teachers... And you say, "Well, we wouldn't do that today." Their teachers were far supreme to ours today--superior, rather, to our teachers, and they failed. They didn't have nine hundred and ninety-six different organizations as we have today. They had about three. And in the three, follow down to three, and none of the three recognized It. Just goes to show that what man does is foolishness to God. See?

 

40 WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERDS 64-1221 Now, when God says He'll do a thing, He did it. Regardless of what anybody else thinks about it, what anybody says, when God speaks of something, He's duty bound to interpret that Word Himself. And His vindication of the Word is His own interpretation. Notice, vindicating His Messiah's message. He promised what the Messiah would do when He come. And when He came...

 

53 SEED OF DISCREPANCY 65-0118 Along come Moses the great prophet to bring the children of Israel up out of the wilderness. What happened? Moses the great prophet of God, bringing them the absolutely Truth, vindicated Truth... He had met God. God proved that he had met Him. How those people back there, those priests, and they had their religions, their rituals, and rights and everything, but Moses stood as a vindication of the interpretation of the Word. Don't forget that. Moses was God's interpretation of His promise. He said He would do it; He was God's interpretation.

 

198 GOD WHO IS RICH IN MERCY 65-0119 So we pray, heavenly Father, tonight, that as these sick people, crippled, blind, lame, cancer-ridden, whatever it might be, that passes through this line, may they realize that the very God that knows the secret of the heart will heal them, if they will just only accept it, only look and understand. The man that looked upon the brass serpent just as a priest's piece of brass, he never would be healed, because he didn't have understanding of what it was. And today, Lord, the same. If they look upon a gift, to think of it might be able to help them, they don't have understanding. It's only vindication of the Presence of God that's here to heal. Grant it, Father. May it be done, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

 

89 LEAN NOT UNTO THY OWN UNDERSTANDING 65-0120 Why were these Pharisees blind? What made them so blind? Because they would not accept revelation or vindication of the Word. And that's the reason today that the churches are blind, is because they won't accept revelation that's being vindicated. If the Word says so, and it's revealed, and then it's proven, still they won't accept It.

 

96 LEAN NOT UNTO THY OWN UNDERSTANDING 65-0120 They would not accept it, because they would not accept vindication. Jesus come with a--a Gospel, just exactly the way He said He would come. Even many times...

178 BROKEN CISTERNS 65-0123 Let me say: that same God that was in the days gone by, that we speak so much of, He's present here now; not by some theological understanding, but by a personal knowledge of His vindication that He'd pour out in this last days the Holy Spirit upon His church. He is not an "I was." He is still the "I AM," present tense, always.

 

3-2 RISING OF THE SUN 65-0418M Well, if you'll turn the picture like this and look (and you can probably see it from the audience), it's Christ. See His eyes looking here just as perfect as it could be, wearing the white wig of supreme Deity and Judge of all heavens and earth? Can you see His eyes, nose, His mouth? Just turn the picture from this (the way they had it), this a-way, the way it's supposed to be. And you... Can you see it? He is supreme Judge; there's none other but Him. And that is a perfect identification again, a vindication that this Message is the truth. It is true. And making Him, not a third person, but the only Person with the white... See, you see the dark, His face, His beard, and His eyes? And notice, He's looking; from Him comes this Light shining on the right-hand side to which He's looking to. And on the cross that's where He looked, to the right, where He pardoned the sinner. In the light of His resurrection we still go forth in His Name.

102 DOES GOD CHANGE HIS MIND 65-0418E Now, Lot's group here, or Moab was Lot's daughter's child, illegitimate to start with. Now, notice, as the natural church, Moab, represents the natural denomination, Israel represents the spiritual church. Israel, the--the church true, was the bride of that day, called out of Egypt and vindicated to be the truth. Notice when they--them two come together. Both of them offered the same sacrifice, both built saw--seven altars; both offered up clean sacrifice--ox. And they even offered up rams, testifying that there was a coming Messiah. Fundamentally, they were both exactly the same: Israel down here in the valley, Moab up on the hill; and Moab with seven altars, Israel with seven altars; Moab with seven ox, Israel with seven ox; Moab with seven rams, speaking of the coming Messiah, Israel with seven rams. What was the difference in them? Fundamentally, both right. But you see, Moab did not have the vindication of God with them. They were only a nation, a group of celebrities, but Israel had a prophet with them. They had a smitten rock with them. They had a Pillar of Fire. They had a brass serpent for healing. They had the blessings of God moving right along with them. And they was the called out children of God.

180 I HAVE HEARD BUT NOW I SEE 65-1127E Like if you was pouring--taking a match and striking it, if the match hasn't got the sulfur right on the head of the match, it cannot strike. And you can rake and rake and rake, but if some chemical has killed the sulfur on there, it will not strike, there'll be no light. But if that chemical, the sulfur to strike against the metal will--it's still on there when it strikes, it'll light. And when the true, genuine vindication of the Scriptures of this last-day Message, and you see the Presence of Jesus Christ, that you had heard what He done in His life, and hearing the Scriptures say He's the same yesterday, today and forever; and just before the Sodom condition is fired-over with the wrath of God, see Jesus return amongst His people, formed in human flesh, and do the same thing He done, my. It ought to spark our souls to glory. It ought to do something to us. Why? It's dropping on that.

242 I HAVE HEARD BUT NOW I SEE 65-1127E Oh. Oh. What... Wonderful. And the Blood of the Lamb has washed away every doubt. We believe His Word, emphatically. We believe that the Word was made flesh. And we believe the Word is made flesh by the vindication of His Presence now to confirm His Word. Do you believe it? God bless you.

233 GOD'S ONLY PROVIDED PLACE OF WORSHIP 65-1128M My action, and the vindication of God's Word in my life shows whether I'm a child of God or not.

 

107 RAPTURE THE 65-1204 And everybody wanted Him in his church, but when He set down one day and said, "I and My Father are One," that was different. That was different. That was different. "And except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you have no life in you." "Why, he's a vampire." See, see? That was different. He didn't explain it. They'd already seen the manifestation, the a-vindication of the Word of God for His age made real and proved to them that He was that Messenger of that age. And He didn't have to explain nothing. Those disciples might not have been able to explain it, but they believed it whether they could explain it or not. They set right still and believed it. How could they tell if they was going to eat His flesh and drink His Blood? Why, it was impossible for them to do it, but they believed it, because they were ordained. Jesus said He chose them before the foundation of the world. See? They believed it. Whether they could explain it or not, they still believed it.

 

62 MODERN EVENTS MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY 65-1206 But as it's been in every age, people let men put their own interpretation to It by theology, and will not believe God's Divine vindication of It. That's God's interpretation; not what I say, what somebody else says. But what God has promised and what God does, proves that it's God doing His own interpreting of His Word.

 

E-73 INFALLIBILITY OF GOD'S WORD 56-0404 If He will do the same thing, will each one of you all... Be careful. Will you raise your hands and say, "I will accept it and every promise that He made right now if He will do it." Will you raise your hand? God bless you. I believe you meant that.

Dad, you're in a wheelchair; I know you're crippled. Here's a woman setting here crippled. There's others here that's crippled. I have no way... I have no way; I don't know you; I don't know nothing about you. But let the Lord Jesus show me a vision right here now. If He will, then you know I've told you the truth and the Bible that I preach is the truth. This is the truth. God's obligated to vindicate His truth. What has He done? He's poured out His Spirit in the last days. He said, "I'll send these things to a vindicate the truth."

 

E-16 JEHOVAH JIREH 58-0127 And I said, "But as far as the visions, that's a gift; that's not in question." I said, "If I speak the Truth, God's obligated to vindicate the Truth." And no more than I'd said that, here come that Pillar of Fire, whirling from the air, before thirty thousand people, come down like that.

 

E-103 CONVINCED THEN CONCERNED 62-0118 One night, or one of the breakfasts somewhere... I want to tell you something happened just a few weeks ago. Since losing my mother, and praying, going into the woods, and putting on just insulated underwear to get into the cave in the wintertime, as it zero weather out there and out there for days after day, and night after night, living before God, till He came down and spoke to me. Yes, sir. And sure that I was positive it must be. I got to be sure of what I'm talking about, because I've got souls that believe in me. And I got souls that believe that I'm telling them the truth, that God sent me, and God's obligated to stand behind His Word and back that up. And He'll do it. Yes, sir. If He sends you, He'll vindicate that He sent you. Just exactly. Amen. I believe that, don't you? Amen.

 

E-106 ACCEPTING GOD'S PROVIDED WAY 63-0115 How many of you that's sick, and knows that I do not know you, raise up your hands, that knows that I know nothing about you, raise up your hand. All right. You just have faith now and believe. Now, if I have told you the truth, God is obligated to vindicate that word to be the truth. Is that right? It's right. Now, that will be the provided way then, according to what I've said tonight. That's God's provided way to tell you this is the truth, because anybody knows that it's totally impossible. It'd be a miracle that science cannot explain. You can't explain a miracle. It's beyond explaining.

 

238 EVENING MESSENGER 63-0116 Like it was in the days of Noah, there won't be too many of them saved, because Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah." Do you know that? "As it was in the days of Lot (Count them.), so shall it be. Heavens and earth will pass away, but My Word will not." See what I mean? Oh, brother, we better take inventory; it might be really later than we think. Might be we'd wake up someday and see that we've missed something. Be careful. Watch, pray, search, seek; don't let It pass over you. And remember, when God's Word is preached, God's obligated to that Word and will vindicate It.

 

177 HARVEST TIME 64-1212 Watch now as we hurry up through. "When the Spirit of Truth is come, He will teach you all things, whatever I taught you," oh, my, "bearing all remembrance to you, what I've said to you, bringing to you, all remembrance. And He will show you things to come. He will vindicate every Word, confirming the Word with signs following." Everything that He promised, that God promised in the Bible, if you'll turn loose from every creed and everything else, and hold onto the Word, God is obligated to take care of His Word. And so when they did this, the Word vindicates Itself.

 

31-5 THIS DAY THIS SCRIPTURE 65-0219 Now, to preach it... As I said awhile ago, if you preach anything and it's the Gospel Truth, then God's obligated to vindicate that. Is that true? Now, if that be so, let the God that wrote the Word, let the God that made the prophecy, let the God Who is God of the Word come forth and prove that He's still God.

 

101 EVENTS MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY 65-0801E How he knowed where he was standing. He knowed exactly. He'd heard from God, and it was exactly with the Word, so he didn't care what people said. He preached It and prophesied It anyhow. And watch, when a man stands for what is Truth, then God's obligated to vindicate that man the truth.