Thoughts to Ponder

The ending of the 1940s saw the emergence of key legendary evangelists who would go out to set the whole America and the world on fire with the gospel of Jesus Christ in the 1950s and the 1960s. The 1950s and 1960s was a great sweeping Christian move that impacted millions of people. Amongst the many evangelists that emerge we can without any difficulty pick up three who seemed to be at the cutting and leading edge of this move.

First there was William Marrion Branham of Jeffersonville, Indiana, who after visible contact experience with an Angel was to receive a commission to go out on a healing campaign proclaiming the noble virtues of Jesus Christ. Thousands of crowds gathered wherever he was led to go, nationally in the United States, then South Africa, India, Germany, England and other nations. There were thousands of reported cases of miraculous healing and genuine records of people who died and were raised by William Branham through the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. Great testimonies were given of people healed from fatal disease such as cancer and tuberculosis. If you have read history or you are acquainted with the Bible, William Branham’s campaigns were exactly similar with that of Jesus Christ back two thousand years ago. Indeed the Bible was fulfilled in William Branham’s ministry where in Luke’s Gospel there is a promise made of the same ministry of Jesus Christ before the end.

Early on in William Branham evangelical campaigns, he met Oral Roberts. Oral Robert was deeply impressed and wanted to know more and eventually was motivated enough after having a talk with William to go on a separate healing campaign that was to rival that of William Branham.

As William Branham’s campaigns went on and that of Oral Roberts, then emerged also Billy Graham. Billy Graham’s campaign was not so much on healing but it was his great anointing that pulled many people into big arenas and stadiums across the United States and the whole world. Billy Graham’s message was simple: pronouncing the death of Jesus Christ through the cross. That Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of the people – all the human race. Billy Graham’s message was calling people to return to churches – mostly protestant churches in the form of Lutheran Church, Baptist, Methodist, and Church of Christ and so on.
Oral Roberts’ message was single handedly Pentecostal in character, that is independent charismatic churches. Many modern preachers and pastors like Binny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Myles Munroe, Creflo Dollar, and number of others consider Oral Roberts as the head or father of their churches.

The message preached is mostly of gatherings for, financial blessings, good marriages, prosperity, offerings and paying of tithes by people to them. Many of these pastors and preachers own million dollar houses; have lavish churches and jet planes. Their teachings have made them multi-millionaires. Therefore the character of the teaching is mostly strictly economical and prosperity in this life down here.

William Branham’s message seemed to be quite different and opposite from that of Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. William Branham’s message was brutally simple and the emphasis was William Branham’s consistent appeal of the coming of Jesus Christ and telling people to fix their minds to the Holy Scriptures preparing them for this great event of the soon coming of Jesus Christ. The emphasis was not money, gifts, and receiving of offerings. William Branham lived a simple life that can be characterized as poverty. He had great appeal to simple people in overalls and most of the time he spend his time hunting squirrels for food. His was a living a simple old fashion life – unconcerned with money, prestige, glamour or praise or luxury. He was the opposite of all these things. His message was about “The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride”. It was about the little flock of God as at the end time going in the rapture. It was a call for people to come out of churches and denominations to walk with God as individuals without any restrictions of churches and pastors. It was about preaching on the “The God of this Evil Age”, “Satan’s Eden”, “The Seed of Discrepancy”. It was about the teaching on “Blasphemous Names” and the “Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed at the End”.

All these are in direct opposition to the teaching of big church buildings, money and wealth and making of business. We shall talk more about this as we go on bringing in scripture.
Consequently, as time goes on William Branham found himself more and more excluded and no more invited by the mainstream churches. There were simply no invitations coming as they used to be as he found his ministry taking another turn, emphasis was no more about healing but solid teaching. The teaching that is characterized by constant reference to the conduct of women, immorality in general and the cruelty of organized Christian churches where people are pointed not to Christ but to a church creeds and dogmas. He was against churches in their setup under the headship of a pastor. So many church leaders found his message very odd indeed, and truly it was odd: condemning the bad character of modern women, condemning women preachers, condemning the pastors for making their people slaves to church creeds and dogmas, condemning money as the root of all evil. His message became more and more about the Future eternal home: the New Heaven and Earth: the New Jerusalem as taught by the Bible.

While outwardly out there in churches he was severely slandered, criticized and ignored. There was something bitter brewing on his own camp. Preachers who used to gather around him in big campaigns and thereby benefiting from his stature were beginning to feel bad as William Branham was no longer invited by big churches and Christian movements because of his odd teaching. Within William Branham’s camp was his own son Billy Paul Branham who grew up in the campaigns and was later, in the 1950 and 1960s to become the right hand man of William Branham. He was William Branham’s secretary and campaign manager.

When William Branham died in December 1965 due to car accident, we deduce from the letter of confession written by William Branham’s daughter Sarah Branham of what actually happened during his car accident and eventually death. From the letter we learn that Billy Paul Branham (before William Branham’s death) had already formed a Christian religious organization called William Branham Evangelical Association and called himself William Branham Jr and even had official stamps about this organization.

This organization he formed in secrecy without William Branham’s knowledge. The forming of organized Christian religious organization was completely in direct opposition and conflict to the teachings of William Branham. William Branham utterly hated organized religion and it was his consisted unwavering teachings that people should worship God unbound by organizations – worshipping God directly as individuals.
From the confession letter also it is clear that Billy Paul Branham was more into money and wealth. In that way he completely directly set himself up to be direct opposition and enemy of William Branham.
We learn also from the letter that because of the car accident William Branham lost tremendous blood and needed blood transfusion.

Sarah in the letter mentions that one of William Branham’s sons was called upon to donate blood, but apparently this person refused and went away. William Branham had two sons; Billy Paul and Joseph Branham. At the time of William Branham’s death Joseph was a little bitty boy and it is inconceivable how he could refuse to assist hid dad. Billy Paul was already a fully grown man in his thirties and it could have definitely been him to have refused to donate blood for William Branham. The reason the refusal is not farfetched to discover: William Branham has proven to become a great hindrance and obstacle for Billy Paul Branham using William Branham’s great ministry to amassing wealth, power, influence, prestige and luxury.

Let us return to the fact that we have already mentioned in the confession letter. That is Billy Paul Branham’s establishing an organization under secrecy as sort of an heir to the Ministry of William Branham, pronouncing himself as William Branham Jr. Now when William Branham died in that time he was only 56 years old, he was not that old for someone to even think of taking over immediately as an heir. So it seems that though Billy Paul Branham MAY NOT HAVE KILLED William Branham the great probability is that he was thinking of a life that did not include William Branham in it, a life that is centered on the ministry of William Branham where he is the top man not William Branham, him as Billy Paul Branham taking over the ministry and becoming William Branham Jr.

Also we learn from the confession letter that immediately after William Branham died, Billy Paul Braham used to posses large sums of money, driving expensive cars and living is super luxury. Soon after William Branham’s death Billy Paul Branham together with his brother Joseph Branham took over the ministry of William Branham and make it like that of Oral Roberts characterized by wealth and expensive church building projects and a life of super luxury. Is that the end time message William Branham brought?

The end time message that is promised by the Bible prophecy is about “The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and Earthly Bride”.
It is the message that is similar to Abraham who walked with God alone in a desert while the prestigious, wealthy Sodom and Gomorrah burnt. It exactly according to Malachi 4 when all the pride and wealthy people will burn to stubble.

It is about the Holy Fire of God that will burn any prideful thing – the pleasures, the indulgence in wealth just like God did to Sodom and Gomorrah. They are life that is completely and totally against and in direct opposition with the teachings of William Branham. Making themselves enemies of William Branham. The Bible categorically state that “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” and Satan is the god of this world. 1 John 2:15-16.

So what do you have here? You have a modern day Judas Iscariot who sold Jesus Christ for money. Remember Judas Iscariot was from within – in Jesus Christ’s camp and he went on to murder Jesus Christ for money, the same thing we see playing right in front of our eyes in the Message God gave to William Branham. A betrayer and murderer! Judas Iscariot at the end time! That is what you have here.

It has come to the place where if you want to benefit from William Branham’s message you have to get away – as far as you can from churches and pastors purporting to follow William Branham, come out of these churches, preachers and pastors and walk alone. As William Branham used to say: God will walk with you. You don’t need some person to run your life as your pastor. You are an individual to God. As Psalm 23 declares “The Lord is my shepherd”. And the word shepherd means pastor. So let God be your pastor. But you first have to come out of these systems created around William Branham’s message that make you a slave of corruption and filth. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. You don’t need a pastor to worship God.

Bible prophecy about the end times talks about the Ministry of Jesus Christ at the end times being opposed fiercely and ultimately Jesus Christ being crucified afresh (Hebrews 11). What this Bible statement means is that the prophet (his message) of that will bring the end time prophecy according to Malachi 4 his message will be defied and put to shame by the people close to this end time prophet. How close will these people to the prophet? According to Matthew 24:24 the tow Spirits at the end time will be very close indeed – even more than Judas Iscariot was to Jesus Christ. The two Spirits will be so close together until if it was possible will deceive the very elect. The deception will be so great that it will seem that there is no difference between the two Spirits: that is Spirit of God and the Spirit of Stan in deception making people think that they are following the message of God while they worship Satan and they don’t know it! What a deception. As William Branham puts it that it is a treacherous hour where people are worshipping Satan thinking that they are worshipping God. Deceitfulness, strong delusion by Satan’s pastors entering in the message of God and taking over. Just like Satan has taken over the world and made his. But he will be removed from it and thrown into the Lake of Fire.

All churches, all pastors, all ministers proclaiming this message of the end time have fallen and are under the control of Satan and they don’t know it. Just exactly according to Revelation 3:14 where people who worship God at the end time are blind, naked, wretched and miserable and they don’t know it. What a delusion! What a deception!

William Branham prophecy according to “The God of This Evil Age” proclaims that it is going to be individuals who will make the ascent, the rapture not church members under message organizations – and not a single one of these message churches agree on one thing. They have become denominations even far worse. And who is the head planter of this thing? Billy Paul Branham and all the ministers who were around William Branham. They have fallen – like fallen angels. Just like Lucifer was ministering unto God – very close to God and now has become Satan.

This is what William Branham prophesied when he talked in considerable lengths about the hawk which was flying together with its brother the eagle but now its has gotten soft and it is no longer flying high with its brother the eagle and is feeding on rotten food. It was a symbolic statement in reference to these ministers who have lost their true identity and now they are feeding and feeding their followers with rotten filthy modern day trash as food and they perish and not only them but all people who follow them, listening to them.
It is Babylon, it is confusion. And William Branham thunders: Flee children, flee unto God. Everyone of these message churches thinks their pastor is right. Such conflict, such cold war amongst them! Can God be in such trash and filth? It is just conglomeration of evil.

Let God become your pastor. Come out amongst this trash and filth of the Satan and walk alone like Abraham did. Walk as a free individual, allow the Holy Spirit become your teacher and guide according to John 14:26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things”. If you have the Holy Ghost as your teacher teaching you all things what else do you need? And the Holy Spirit is promised to be IN you! John 15:26 says: But when the Comforter is come [inside of you dwelling IN you] whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceededth from the Father, HE SHALL TESTIFY OF ME”. And according to Jesus Christ HE IS IN YOU! Did not William Branham bring us a message entitled “He that is in you”?

John 16:7 says: Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go away, the Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. When when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin [that is this deception and filth in the message by message denominations and the people in them] because they don’t believe on Him.

1 John 2:26 says: But the anointing which ye have received of Him ABIDETH IN YOU, and ye need not that ANY MAN TEACH YOU; but as the same anointing [IN YOU] teacheth you all things, and is truth and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in HIM.

In conclusion know this: You have heard the Message of the End Time, you have accepted it and believed on it, you have it recorded for you. As William Branham put is “Spiritual Food In Due Season” It is what God told William Branham to store the food. Just like manna were stored. You have that; you believe it and so YOU DONT NEED ANY MAN TO TEACH YOU! Come out amongst them my people, and be you separate, says the Lord in 2 Corinthians 6:17.