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The Bride-Coming of the Lord

William Branham

William Branham

William Branham Evangelistic Association

May 7, 2023 · 22 min read

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven [Revelation 10:1] with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Amos 3:7 7Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

The Trial

64-0621 · Topeka, Kansas

145 And He spoke down on the river, He said, “As John the Baptist was sent forth to proclaim the coming of Christ, at the end of his ministry, Jesus came. And as John was sent, so will your ministry forerun the Second Coming of Christ.”…We’re waiting for His Coming. He is a vindicating Himself, showing.

Malachi 4:5-6 5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Matthew 17:9-13 9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

  • Shout: A message to gather the elect people back to the WORD of GOD. To call them from the denominations, her creeds and dogmas to bring them to the WORD. The WORD with Authority and POWER.

Matthew 25:5-6 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Revelation 18:4 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Acts 3:23 23And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

Questions And Answers On The Seals

63-0324M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

252 And finally, one day, he said, “Behold, there He is! There is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!” Said, “And my time is up now. I’ve introduced you to Him. I must decrease now. I must go off the scene. He’ll take over from here.” “The Millennium will be on, right away, see, and the—the time at hand.” Then when He come, when…

Revelation 10:7 7But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.*

The Spoken Word Is the Original Seed

62-0318 · Jeffersonville, Indiana

119 My mission, that I believe that God has called me for…I—I have to say some personal things today, because that’s what I told you I’d do, see, and tell the world. My mission, I believe, to the earth, is (what?) is to forerun the coming Word, see, the coming Word which is Christ. And Christ, in Him, has the Millennium, and has everything right there, because He is the Word. See? All right.

Revelation 11:3 3And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.*

Zechariah 4:1 1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

Zechariah 4:11 11Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 12And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? 13And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed

63-0728 · Jeffersonville, Indiana

637 Not knowing…Of course, being spiritual, you watch spiritual things. Not knowing this; God knows it. But if you’ll turn and look at the clock, it’s on the dot, two o’clock, the end of the Second Pull. The Third Pull is at hand! See?

Revelation 10:8-11 8And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go [and] take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Then there would be three phases that would happen after he ate the Book:

  1. Sweet in the mouth
  2. Bitter in the belly
  3. Prophesy again before many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings

1 Corinthians 15:51-54 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Psalms 34:8 8O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him.

The Anointed Ones At The End Time

65-0725M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

262 Notice, the very day when this messenger…Not when he starts on, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. No more, there is no more higher order to reveal the Word, than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be vindicated is by the Word. And, remember, the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals, to reveal the hidden Truth that’s been sealed in the Word. Do you see it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]

It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place, that Jannes and Jambres, the impersonators, will appear again. Just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word, to say It, they appear to impersonate It. Just exactly right. Now you see what Matthew 24:24 is? See, anointed ones!

1 Corinthians 8:1b Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

Revelation 3:21 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

How Can I Overcome?

63-0825M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

72 The thing you have to overcome is yourself, your idea, your thing, and surrender yourself to Him. He overcome for you. He knows the way; we don’t.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 4: The Smyrnaean Church Age

The word Smyrna means, “bitter,” being derived from the word, myrrh. Myrrh was used in embalming the dead. Thus we have a two-fold significance found in the name of this age**. It was a bitter age filled with death.**

God Hiding Himself In Simplicity, Then Revealing Himself In The Same

63-0317M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

14 Now I think it’s our duty to make the inside right, by the grace of God, to be so grateful to God that our…This will just not only be a beautiful building that we’ll come to, but may every one who comes in see the beautiful characteristic of Jesus Christ in every person that comes in. May it be a consecrated place to our Lord, a consecrated people. For, no matter how beautiful the structure is, that we certainly do appreciate, the beauty of the church is the character of the people. I trust it’ll always be a house of God, of beauty.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 4: The Smyrnaean Church Age

Unless we suffer with Him we cannot reign with Him. You have to suffer to reign. The reason for this is that character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a VICTORY, not a gift. A man without character can’t reign because power apart from character is Satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the same basis that He overcame and is set down in His Father’s throne, then we have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. Oh, what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter into His kingdom through much tribulation.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 9: The Laodicean Church Age

“You had better come before it is too late,” saith the Lord, “and buy of Me gold tried in the fire, and then you will be truly rich.” Are we getting it? Listen to me, “Naked (physically) we came into the world, but naked (spiritually) we will NOT leave it.” Oh no, we are going to take something with us. What that something is, is ALL we can take with us, nothing less and nothing more. So we had better be real careful now to see that we take something that will make us right before God. So, then, what will we take with us? We will take our CHARACTER, brother, that is what we will take with us. Now what kind of character will you take with you? Will it be like HIS Whose character was moulded by suffering in the fiery furnace of affliction, or will it be the softness of this characterless Laodicean people? It is up to each one of us, for in that day every man will bear his own burden.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 9: The Laodicean Church Age

“Be zealous and repent.” Now this false church has zeal; make no mistake about that. Her zeal has literally been that of the Jews, John 2:17, “The zeal of thine house hath eaten Me up.” But it is a wrong zeal. It is for the house of their own building. It is for their own creeds, dogmas, organizations, their own righteousness. They have put the Word out for their own ideas. They deposed the Holy Ghost and made men into leaders. They have put aside Eternal Life as a Person, and make it good works, or even church conformity rather than good works. But God is calling for another zeal. It is the zeal to cry “I AM WRONG.” Now who is going to say that he is wrong? What is it that all these denominations are based upon? — the claim to originality, and that of God, — the claim that they are right. Now they ALL cannot be right. In fact NOT ONE of them is right. They are whited sepulchres, full of dead men’s bones. They have no life. They have no vindication. God has never made Himself known in any organization. They say they are right because they are the ones that are saying it, but saying it does not make it so. They need the vindicated “Thus saith the Lord” of God, and they don’t have it. Now let me say this here. I don’t believe that God is calling only to the false church to repent. In this verse He is talking to His elect. They have some repenting to do, too. Many of His children are still in those false churches. They are those of whom it speaks in Ephesians 5:14, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” To be asleep is not to be dead. These are sleeping amongst the dead. They are out there in the dead denominations. They are floating along with them. God cries out, “WAKE UP! Repent of your folly.” Here they are lending their influence, giving their time and their money, actually their very lives to these antichrist organizations, and all the while thinking it is all right. They need to repent. They must repent. They need to have a change of mind and turn toward truth. Yes, this is the age that most needs to repent. But will it? Will it bring back the Word? Will it again enthrone the Holy Spirit in men’s lives? Will it again revere Jesus as the ONLY Saviour? I say not, for the next verse reveals the astounding and shocking truth of the close of this age.

Questions And Answers #2

64-0823E · Jeffersonville, Indiana

92 But first, when you come to the altar and remember there’s ought, go first and make that right. And as long as this other party here is guilty of not telling his wife…This wife has made herself clear. Now, it’s up to her and her husband. But this other man and his wife has to come clear in it. And you cannot…No matter what you do, it’ll haunt you as long as you live until you wash it clean. There’s only one way to do it: Confess it. If it takes the skin off of you, do it anyhow. Tell the truth, then you’ve got it right. Amen!

93 I can hear plenty on the tape saying, “That’s wrong.” But you just try it one time and see if it isn’t. All right.

James 4:6 6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

1 Peter 5:6 6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

What Is A Vision?

56-0408A · Chicago, Illinois

107 Now, here is something. Notice close. There’s a difference between the Angel of the Lord and that Light. Because, I heard something moving, as It does when It comes here at the platform, at night, kind of like a “Whew! Whew! Whew!” and like a Fire whipping around, licking blaze. And It left me, and It went right down over the top of that audience, and went and stood over the top of that little building, then settled down on top of it. And then, when It did, this One that was standing by me, behind me, the same Voice, the Angel’s Voice, He said, “I’ll meet you in there. And this is the Third Pull, but nobody will know nothing about it.”

And I said, “Well, I don’t understand. Why in there? Why there?”

He said, “It will not be a public show, this time.”

And I said, “I don’t understand, going into that closet like that.”

108 And He said, “Is not It written by our Lord, ‘When thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites who like to be heard before men. But enter into the secret closet and pray to the Father Who seeth in secret; and He Who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly’?” It’s perfectly to the Scripture. Every time, it is.

And I said, “I understand.”

109 Then He took me to this place, and set me down in this room where I was at. And then He told me what to do for the third time. Now, Christian friends, that will, when I leave this world, that will still be in my bosom. When I…But, you mark my words, what’s going to take place.

The Seventh Seal

63-0324E · Jeffersonville, Indiana

259 Remember, Satan will try to impersonate. He’ll try to impersonate everything that the Church will do. He’s tried to do it. We notice it, through the antichrist.

260 But this is one thing he cannot impersonate. There’ll be no mimics to this, see, ‘cause he don’t know It. There’s no way for him to know It. It’s the Third Pull. He just knows nothing about It. See? He doesn’t understand It.

261 But there’s a secret lays beneath That! [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit once—Ed.] Glory to God in the Highest! I can never think the same, the rest of my life, when I seen. Now, I don’t know what…I know the next step there, but I don’t know what, how to interpret that. It won’t be long. I’ve got wrote down here, when it happened, if you can see here, “Stop. Go no further than this right here.” I’m not prone to be a fanatic. I’m just telling the Truth.


63-0901E · Jeffersonville, Indiana

21 And the devil can impersonate any of those things, but he cannot be the Holy Ghost. See? He can impersonate these gifts, but he can’t be the Holy Ghost. And the Holy Ghost is the Token that the Blood has been applied, because It follows the Blood all the way from the Book of Redemption. See it? That was the purpose of Him coming. That’s what He followed in every age. Every age He has followed that, to see that It’s brought forth, and they could not be made perfect without us. And now the entire Holy Spirit visits the Church, making God in human flesh; as He did before Sodom, the burning there, which was a type. Then, Abraham, He appeared to him.


63-0901E · Jeffersonville, Indiana

32 I—I truly believe that we’re on the—the verge of one of the most mightiest things that ever struck the earth since the days of the Lord Jesus. See? See? But now we can only be known as…It’ll be so humble. See? See, what man calls mighty, God calls “abomination.” But what man calls foolish, God calls “mighty.” See? So now watch it, see, it’ll be so humble that you’ll never miss…that you’ll miss it if you’re not got the Token there to examine it, you see. See?

33 Who would a ever thought that the mountains was skipping like little rams, and the leaves were clapping their hands, when a prophet came forth from the wilderness; that was spoken by Isaiah, twelve hundred…or seven hundred and twelve years before. With whiskers all over his face, and a piece of sheepskin, not even a pulpit to preach in, excommunicated from all the churches, and standing on the bank of the Jordan, screaming, “Repent!” And called the people a bunch of “vipers,” snakes. But that’s what God said, that when He come, “the mountains would skip like little rams.” See? The humble saw it and was glad.

Christ Is Revealed In His Own Word

65-0822M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

152 You can’t see with your hands, yet it’s part of the body. You can’t see with the ears, yet it can hear. You can’t see with the nose, yet it smells. You can’t—you can’t see with the lips, though it speaks; see, that was the Pentecostal age. But now it’s in the eye time, the seeing. See? Now, there isn’t one moving faculty beyond the eye. Is that right? The next is the intelligence, which is Christ Itself, Who controls the whole Body. No moving, motion beyond that. See? Everything else has moved. See? Move your feet, move your muscles in your legs, move everything. Move your…Your ears can move, your nose, your lips, and so forth. But after your eyes, there is nothing moves.

Calling Jesus On The Scene

64-0319 · Denham Springs, Louisiana

52 Now, these disciples had seen that, and in an amateur form they were living the joy, while Jesus was resting, of what they had seen done that day.

53 And I think the revival is doing something like that, that we’re now just living in a quietening time, while He’s resting maybe between the meetings, or the revival and His Coming. And we are rejoicing over the things that we have seen done during the time of this revival, great and wonderful works. No matter what the world says, we still seen it done! It’s a statement, it’s the facts, it was done.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 10: A Resume of the Ages

Harvest time. Have you noticed that in the harvest time, though there is a real acceleration in the ripening, there is consequently a slowing of growth until there is no growth? Is that not exactly what we are seeing now? The false vine is losing multitudes to the Communists and various other types of belief. Her numbers are not increasing as she would like us to think. Her hold on the people is not what it used to be, and in so many cases going to church is just a show. And the true vine? What about her? Is she growing? Where are those vast numbers that keep coming to revivals and answer altar calls? Are not most of them merely emotional in their approach, or desirous of something physical rather than desiring that which is truly Spiritual? Is this age not like the day in which Noah entered the ark, and the door was shut, but yet God tarried in judgment seven days? No one was literally turned to God in those silent days.

The Rapture

65-1204 · Yuma, Arizona

154 The first thing comes forth is His Message, calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the—the ones died, back in the other ages, they’re caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that’s the thing that takes place, friends.

155 We’re right there, ready now. The only thing, the Church coming out, has got to lay before the Son, to ripen. The great combine will come by, after while. The wheat will be burned, the stalks, but the grain will be gathered into Its garner. See?

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 9: The Laodicean Church Age

But, there is a gold of God. I Peter 1:7, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth.” The gold of God is a Christlike character produced in the fiery furnace of affliction. That is the right kind of gold.

The Harvest Time

64-1212 · Phoenix, Arizona

352 It’s a carrier. It had to be. But when that wheat begins to grow, like the church first was a carrier to Jesus, but when He begin to tell them the Truth of God, they separated from Him. Now what’s happening? No cooperation. Why? It has to be that way, so that the wheat itself can lay before the sun, s-u-n, and so the spiritual wheat can lay before the S-o-n, to be turned to a golden grain of the Word, see, made Word, God made flesh, vindicated. The…“He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he also.” The church that lives by that Word, rightly, not through organization, but in Presence of the Word, the Son, it becomes (what?) a very same Word that went down on the Day of Pentecost.

It Is The Rising Of The Sun

65-0418M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

241 The Spirit left Him, in the Garden of Gethsemane. He had to die, a man. Remember, friends, He didn’t have to do that. That was God. God anointed that flesh, which was human flesh. And He didn’t…If He’d a went up there, as God, He’d have never died that kind of death; can’t kill God. But He didn’t have to do it.

The Communion

57-0418 · Jeffersonville, Indiana

42 And when our blessed Lord, in the Gethsemane, when going there, when He was re-…to be rejected at Jerusalem, and the council was going to take His life, when the Eternal destination of every soul, that ever was or would be on the earth, rested upon His decision.

43 Oh, how little mine was, comparison to that! How little yours was, in comparison to that! Such a pity that we can’t stand these little things!

44 But in that great crucial hour, until He suffered, knowing all things, until the water and Blood separated in His body, and great drops of sweat-like Blood dropped from His brow. He died more death in Gethsemane than He did on the cross.

2 Corinthians 3:2 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

Souls That Are In Prison Now

63-1110M · Jeffersonville, Indiana

283 Noah’s ministry, all ministries, done the same. Noah preached. That exactly right. He went into the ark. And when he went into the ark, there were seven days that nothing happened. His testimony preached to the doomed.

2 Corinthians 4:10-11

  • 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus [“bitter in the belly”],
  • that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body [“thou must prophesy again”].
  • 11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake [“bitter in the belly”],
  • that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh [“thou must prophesy again”].

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages

Chapter 9: The Laodicean Church Age

Yes sir. The church is no longer the “mouthpiece” of God. It is its own mouthpiece. So God is turning on her. He will confound her through the prophet and the bride, for the voice of God will be in her. Yes it is, for it says in the last chapter of Revelation verse 17, “The Spirit and the bride say, Come.” Once more the world will hear direct from God as at Pentecost; but of course that Word Bride will be repudiated as in the first age.