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The Mystery of the Bride

William Branham

William Branham

William Branham Evangelistic Association

July 26, 2022 · 9 min read

John 17:20-26 20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

A Trial

64-0427 · Tucson, Arizona

267 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and He’s identifying Himself as He promised. Much more could we say. In these last days, as Son of man, making Hisself known among His people, in the form of His people. See? Not Son of God, not Son of David, but Son of man. The Son of God was the supernatural.

268 Like Abraham, he seen voices, and heard things, and seen lights, and so forth. But just before the promised son come, God revealed Himself as a Man, in human flesh, and read the thoughts that was in Sarah’s heart, in the room behind Him. How many says, knows that’s the Scripture? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]…?…

269 And He said, “As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of God coming, when the Son of man shall be being revealed.” “The Son of man being revealed,” not the Son of God in the church age. He’s put out of that. Now He’s Son of man revealing Himself. The Word is becoming flesh among us.

It is the Rising of the Sun

65-0418 · Jeffersonvile, Indiana

110 That’s what He proved! Hallelujah! That’s what Easter proved. He wasn’t only the Word, but He was God Himself, the Dynamics, in the Word. That made the body of Jesus Christ (cold, stiff, and dead, in the grave) shake into Life and rise again, and roll away the stone. “I am He that was dead,” so dead till the sun said He was dead, the moon said He was dead, the stars said He was dead. All nature said He was dead. And now the whole world has to recognize that He’s alive again. He was not only the Mechanics, God’s Word, He was the Dynamics to prove It.

111 And as He, being the Groom, the Bride has to come forth, ‘cause It’s part of Him. And It can only be the manifestation of the fulfilling of all the revelations any others has spoke of the Bride; It can only manifest. If it does something different from the Groom, it isn’t the Bride. Because, She is flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone; Life of His Life, Power of His Power! She is Him! As man and woman are one, and woman taken from his side; She had taken a Spirit, the feminish Spirit, from Him. The flesh from His side, made both Mechanics and Dynamics, the Wife. The Spirit of Him and the flesh of Him, and put it together, and made Mechanics and Dynamics. Until the church or the people…

112 All these Easter bunnies, and ceremonies, and big churches, and finery, will fail and pass away.

113 Until that Church becomes both Dynamics and Mechanics; and the Spirit of God, that moved Him, to do the things that He did! If He hit on sixteen cylinders, so will the Bride. Amen! For He said, in John 14:12, “He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also. I’ll give him a charge of My Dynamics, in his Mechanics, that the world will not be able to withstand it; and I’ll raise him up again at the last day.” That’s the Easter Message, the Dynamics and the Mechanics, together! The Mechanics without the Dynamics, no good; neither is the Dynamics, without the Mechanics.

114 You can scream and shout, and jump up-and-down, all you want to, and deny this Word, it won’t do any good. You’re just cranking around the—the pistons of…Got the spark there to fire, but no gasoline to fire it by.

115 It’ll only work as they come together. Amen! So, one will set still, and the other One will go up. That’s the only thing there is to it. Yet, they both might look alike, both claim to be churches, both claim to be Bride. But One has Mechanics and Dynamics, It brings it to pass, of what He said is the Truth.

116 It just won’t move, no matter how good the Mechanics is, until the Dynamics come. When the Dynamics come, that Fire is made to connect with that octane in the gasoline. And when That explodes, it causes a combustion, and that combustion moves every motion, every move, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That’s the resurrection. That’s the real Power of God, Mechanics with the Dynamics. Notice, “It’s the Spirit that quickens.” It’s the—it’s the Spark that fires. It’s not the gas that fires; it’s the Spark that fires the gas. See?

117 “You can do nothing without Me; but with Me you can do all things.” As He is the Word, It’s the Father living. “Father sent Me, so send I you. As the Father has fired Me and pushed Me into everything, I do only that which is pleasing to God. Now, as He sent Me, so send I you with the same Mechanics, and it takes the same Dynamics to operate It. And these signs shall follow them that claim to have the Mechanics. The Dynamics will take Its place.”

118 Paul said, “The Gospel came to us not in Word only,” through gasoline only, “but through Spark also,” to make It move. There you are. It came to us in that manner.

The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ

65-1125 · Shreveport, Louisiana

266 If I was supposed to die in the morning, a man took my place, I cannot die for that sin. Somebody took my place.

267 And Jesus, the Word, took my place. He become me, that a sinner, that I might become Him, the Word. Amen. Let me hold true to It, not the church. The Word! Amen.

268 Oh, that spiritual union of Christ and His Church now, when the flesh is becoming Word, and the Word is becoming flesh, manifested, vindicated. Just what the Bible said would happen in this day, it’s happening, day by day. Why, it’s cumulating so fast out there, in those deserts, and things taking place, that I couldn’t even keep up with it. We’re near the Coming of Jesus, to be united with His Church, where the Word becomes the Word. Call of the Holy Spirit, searching the hearts!

269 You’re standing, completely. You never sinned at the first place. God don’t even know. It’s in the Sea of Forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it, by the accuser. But really, from the beginning, you were predestinated to be a son and daughter of God. You’re standing there, washed. And your old book of divorcement is put away, and it’s dead, absolutely out of existence, even in the mind of God.

270 You’re the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ. Precious, virtuous, sinless Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride-Word that He washed by the Water of His Own Blood; that become flesh and manifested, that He might take you which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father, before the beginning, the same as He was. He was that great attribute of God, called “love.”

271 Whatever you are, you are servants of God, whatever God wants you to do, where your place is. “God placed in the Church, some apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors…” He placed that by virtue of His Own predestination. And you were that, to begin with.

272 Your first wedding was annulled. It was. You never done it, in the first place. Because, there’s only one thing could do it, that would be God come down, Himself, and took your place in a form of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and washed you by the Water, of the washing of the Water by the Word. The Word; not the denomination! The Word washed you. But if you won’t stand in the Water of the Word, how you going to be washed? You’re still as spotted as Eve was. Oh, dear dying Lamb, Thy precious Blood Shall never lose Its power, Till all the ransomed Church of God Be saved to sin no more.

273 What is sin? Sin is “unbelief.” Unbelief in (what?) the Word; unbelief in God, which is the Word.

274 Pure, unadulterated; oh, hallelujah; leaving soon for the skies; amen; standing ready. Think. Your garments, washed by the Water of the bleeding Word! The Word become Blood. The Word bled for you, and you are washed in bleeding Word. The Word, bleeding! The Life of God in the Word, and the Word was bled for you, that you might be washed from the filth of these prostitutes, and be cleaned and sanctified by the washing of the Water of the Word, and makes your mind and heart stayed on God and on His Word.

Five Definite Identifications of the True Church of the Living God

60-0911 · Jeffersonville, Indiana

36 Now, He likened It in many parables, like in a husband and wife. He calls the Church, “the Bride.” And the bride is no longer, and the bridegroom is no longer, two people; they are one. “She is flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone.” And then when a man or woman is called to the mystical Body of Christ, by the Holy Spirit, they become a full member of this Body when they’re filled with the Holy Ghost. Cause, God took the Spirit out of Christ, raised up His body and placed it on His Throne, and sent back the Holy Spirit to make up the mystical Body of Christ, which will be united at the Marriage Supper at the Coming of the Lord. You cannot organize It. It is a mystery.