April 8, 1962 · Cleveland, Tennesee
8Now, Israel had sinned, and they had been grumbling and complaining. And they came to a place called Kadesh-barnea. And that was really the judgment seat, for out of there went judgment. And there’s where Israel was judged: Kadesh-barnea. We’re told it’s a little place in the desert the other side of Jordan, that’s—that’s got a few palm trees. And that they… In there, there’s one great spring of water, and several small springs, which means a beautiful type we could get here of God’s throne being the house of judgment, and the little judgment places coming up, because Kadesh-barnea means judgment.
And there’s where Israel was judged because of their chiding, and disobedience, and interruption of the program of God: a very type of today. The church in its differences interrupts the program of God. God wants us to gather as a one heart, one soul, one mind, a real repeat of Pentecost.
January 29, 1956 · Owensboro, Kentucky
20But it’s the attitude of the people that brings the results. That’s the reason at Pentecost they had to go to an upper room and pray until the Holy Ghost came, ’cause they got in one place and one accord. It’s the atmosphere what brings the results. You believe that? Let every man and woman in this building this morning, boy or girl, get everything from their minds but the Lord Jesus, and believe that He’s standing present right now, and you’ll see something happening that’ll cause headlines in newspaper in the morning. That’s right. It’s atmosphere.
I don’t believe in joking from the pulpit, because the pulpit’s no place to joke. It’s a sacred place. I’m quoting something, just to—for this here. Mr. Bosworth, very good sense of humor, and he said, “Brother Branham, to prove that it’s atmosphere,” said, “you could take a hen egg and put it on a—under a puppy and tie him down and it would hatch a chicken.” See? It’s the warmth of the puppy’s body that would hatch the egg. It don’t have to be under the hen; it can be under the puppy. It could be in a incubator. It’s the atmosphere.
And it’s the atmosphere that brings the miraculous, and wonders, and powers of God among the people. It’s the atmosphere of the people. And when people get to a place they’re reasoning, and wondering, and stewing, and thinking, and all tore up, and don’t know where they do stand, half of them not even Scripturally taught, how can you expect the atmosphere to be right? You can’t do it; it won’t be right. It’s got to be in one accord, one place, and settled down with one motive, one thing, then you’re going to see something happen.
The Power Of Decision
October 7, 1955 · Chicago, Illinios
46What was God saying there? The same thing He said to Moses. In other words, “This Holy Ghost manna that begin to fall on the day of Pentecost was to sustain the Church, and the Church was to live only by the Holy Spirit until the day we enter the Millennium.” Hallelujah. What is it? The same Holy Ghost. Now notice, it was for everyone that was a priest in the Old Testament. Everyone in the New Testament that becomes a Christian, born again, becomes a priest to God. And we are priests and kings. A priest is to make sacrifice. And we give to God the sacrifice of our lips, giving praise to His Name. Say, “I don’t feel like it.” Do it anyhow. That’s a sacrifice. Hallelujah. Say, “I feel too tired.” The devil will tell you that, till he takes you to hell. That’s right. You’re to make a spiritual sacrifice: the fruits of our lips giving praise to His Name, priests and kings unto God. The Bible said we were, made us priests and kings unto God.
The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed
March 18, 1962 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
28Now, then, this unwise virgin, when she went to buy Oil. She was sent to buy Oil. When she did, she found out that she was too late. Why? Why, friend? The seeds are done planted. See? There was three, up to the Sodom time. There’s always been a number of three, all the time.
29There’s three comings of Christ. He came once to redeem His Bride. He comes, the next, in the Rapture, to catch away His Bride. He comes again, in a Millennium, with His Bride.
30Everything is in three’s. Three’s is a perfect number. Five is the number of grace; seven, completion; twelve, worship; twenty-four, or—or, forty, tempted; and fifty is the jubilee. The very word, pentecost, means jubilee, “fifty.” See? Now, and now, God, in His numerals, He’s perfect in His numerals. He’s perfect in His Word. He’s perfect in His action. He’s perfect in everything, because He’s a perfect God. Yeah.
The Restoration Of The Bride Tree
April 22, 1962 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
508But in the last days, of Malachi 4, Elijah is to come with the very Word. “The Word of the Lord came to the prophet.” In the evening Lights, is to come forth, to restore and bring back. What? “Turn the hearts of the children back to the Faith of God.” Fourth Light!
509Four killers took It. Four messengers destroyed It. Four messengers of death took It away, in dogmas. Four messengers of righteousness restore Her back again.
510“Prophesy, son of man. Can these bones live?” Wish we had time. I got it wrote down here, but I have to miss that. “Prophesy. Can these bones live?” What’s the four stages of that coming forth of that Church? What’s the four stages of Ezekiel’s dry bones coming forth? But the Life only come, not when the sinew skin was on them, but when the wind blowed upon them. That’s when come back that fourth Message of Life.
511“I will restore, saith the Lord.” Hallelujah! Glory! Praise be to God. The fourth Light is to come, that will bring forth the same signs. Watch. Justification brought back the pulp. Sanctification brought back the bark, doctrine of holiness.
512What brought back the leaf? Pentecostals. What is it? Pentecostals, leaves, clap their hand, joy, rejoicing, Pentecostal.
513What? The fourth was the Word, Itself. The Word made flesh, fruits of the proof of the resurrection sign that Christ has finally, after justification been planted, sanctification been planted, baptism of the Holy Ghost. Organizations died out. And Christ has again centered Himself like that cap of the pyramid. First line, justification; sanctification; baptism of the Holy Ghost; then coming of the Cap.
514What is it? That Holy Ghost bunch being honed out so that it can fit with the same kind of ministry He had when He went away, that, when He comes back, it’ll catch the whole thing in the Rapture, where the justified, sanctified, and baptism of the Holy Ghost. That pyramid will stand again. The House of God will live again. The Tree of Life is growing again.
Revelation, Chapter Four #3
January 8, 1961 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
323 Now we’re living in another age. Glory! Oh, I love this age! Don’t you? Now, God has a mercy seat today to be guarded. You believe that? Where’s the mercy seat found? In the heart of man. Where did it come in the heart of man? At the day of Pentecost when the Holy Ghost (which is God) come into the human heart. Is that right? Now, let’s mark this down here, and get ready to draw it if you want to. Pentecost, P-e-n-t, I’ll put Pentecost. This is the mercy seat, the Holy Ghost. Put in here…I’ll tell you what, make it more appropriate, let’s put in here the “Dove” which means…the bird, see. All right, guarding the mercy seat, now has God got guards for the mercy seat today? Now that…Now, watch how beautiful it’s drawed out.
Behold, A Greater Than All Of Them Is Here
July 15, 1962 · Spokane, Washington
39And all that God was, which was the Word, He poured into His Son, and His Son became God the Word. And all that the Son was… He gave His life. God raised up the body, the tabernacle, sets at His right hand. And all that was in the Son, which was the Father, He poured into the church in the Name of the Holy Ghost. So it was God above us, God with us, God in us. See?
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ
December 4, 1960 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
352God created all men; white men, black men, brown men, yellow men, every man. God created every man. He created the Gentile, created the Jew. He created all. It’s all for His glory. And the Jews had to be rejected in order to take a Gentile Bride.
353That’s the reason all these types are. So the Gentile Bride and Her offsprings with Her, that glorious pentecostal Church washed in the Blood of the Lamb, with all the power of the resurrection living in them, will rise someday in the Rapture (in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye) to go be in the Presence of Jesus, while He returns back (and dismisses everything) to make Hisself known to His brethren.
November 4, 1962 · Jeffersonfille, Indiana
232The Church is the mystical Body of Christ, born of the Breath of God. Oooh! Did you get it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] The Church of God is born of the Breath of God. God breathed Breath into the nostrils, spiritually, of Adam, and he became a living soul. Did you know the pentecostals, or the true pentecostal Church, is born of the Breath of God? [“Amen.”]
The Seal Of The Christ
March 12, 1955 · Los Angeles, California
43In the day that when Jesus Christ was crucified, sent back. He said, “Did you… Blaspheme Me, you’ll be forgiven. But when you blaspheme the Holy Ghost, it’ll never be forgiven.” For the people wasn’t sealed; the work of God wasn’t finished yet; the sacrifice wasn’t made; Jesus hadn’t been crucified; the Holy Ghost hadn’t come. But on the day of Pentecost when there came a sound from heaven like a rushing mighty wind, and those Jews that had been crying and sighing for the abomination did in the city… They were in a upper room all in one accord, not saying, “My church is better than yours. And I—I belong to this over here, and our church has the best steeple.” They were all in one place cooperating in the revival, and all in one accord. For they had the promise of something.
God got His people together. And there came a sound from heaven like a rushing mighty wind, filled all the house where they were setting. Out into the streets they went, not speaking an unknown language now; God made a preacher out of every one of them. When they went out they preached in a language that every man heard everything he said. That’s right. And when they went out there preaching in every dialect, God had to do it. That was the only day He could do it. You shall… “The Gospel will be, begin going forth from Jerusalem. Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem till you’re endued with power from on high.” And it went forth from Jerusalem to the Jews, then to the Samaritans, and then to the Gentiles. It was the only way God could do it. Not a bunch of confusion, no, it was very different from Babylon. Babylon they couldn’t understand one another. But here He straightened up Babylon, so they could understand one another. I think today is time when God ought to straighten, when men ought to let God straighten up their hearts, where they can understand one another. Amen. Amen. God, be merciful.
A Resume Of The Ages
Chapter 10 · An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages
But what about the true seed? It will happen just as we have said. The people of God are being made ready by the Word of Truth from the messenger to this age. In her will be the fulness of Pentecost for the Spirit will bring the people right back to where they were at the beginning. That is “Thus saith the Lord.”
February 11, 1962 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
183Now, the Coming of the Lord Jesus is so imminent, the coming of judgment, He’s calling His Elected together in oneness with Himself, with the same kind of a ministry He had. You know how I shaped in the Church Ages, here not long ago, about the—the big tower that was built, called the pyramid, but the headstone was never put on it. Remember how the Lutherans came, then the Wesleys in the minority, and then down to Pentecost.
And now what He’s doing, calling from that. What did He do? He called out the Elect, to make the Lutheran; He called out the Elect, out of the Lutheran, to make the Wesleyan; He called out the Elect, out of that, to make the Pentecostals; now He’s calling the Elect pentecostals out, to make the headstone to come into it. A very same kind of a ministry dropping right in on it, calling His children from all denominations and all walks of life.