(Preached first on Sunday morning September 05, 2010 in Adjamé, Abidjan– Ivory Coast)
1 This is the hundredth preaching since 2002 and it is the occasion to give glory to God and to thank all those who brought the best thing they have to this Message: Brothers Tchiabia Fofana, Didier Kouamé and Yao Paulin for the transcription as well as all those who have been praying for me and assisting me with their possessions! Apart from those that I mentioned since the beginning of this Message, we must also count several other people like our Sister Djédjé Christine, Brothers Edmond, Marcel and Aimé of the assembly of Kuwait and Brother Kouassi Raymond of the assembly of Adjamé for their vehicles at our disposal. Brother Oré Cyrille and all those who are constantly testifying of the Message like our Sister Marina. And the names of the brave ones will always be amongst the faithful servants of my time. They are like apostles. And even being pastors, they can go and preach in other assemblies and baptise as they are led to. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
2 But our greatest joy is that God has already made us pass from death to Life because we had this Life with Him before the foundation of the world. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
3 And over these past months, I saw humble people with good lives coming to me from several countries! Will God let such good people come towards a poor man like me to get baptised and consecrated if He Himself is not behind that?
4 And I also praise Him for this rigour that He gave me, a heart that does not know any relative, or wife, or child, and that cannot cover sin. A Holy Intransigence for the Salvation of whoever believes! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
5 Well, I have one question and several notes here… The question is to know whether a brother or sister can vote! The answer is, Yes! Because if you do not do it, you will be imposed what you do not want and you will be obliged to accept it! Vote but never start or never get involved in a political debate.
6 And the first note is that when your wife brings a child into the world, you are not obliged to make this child bear the name of a relative who is unworthy of it by his life.
7 The second note is that, you who are pastors and preachers, give God 90% of your time so that we should see it when you are preaching… In the same way, you the workers, you’d better devote 10% of your time to God. Especially on Saturdays or Sundays, find a small time to go and greet a brother or a sister. And you must do it for everyone. There are not those for whom you do it and those for whom you don’t.
8 And also, somebody asked me for the fate of a faithful who pays his tithe but whose pastor does not levy the tithe of the tithe. Is this faithful innocent before God? I said, No! He is under the curse of he that does not pay his tithe. In this sense, the stewards must put the tithe of the tithe aside until I am in need or I tell you what you will do of it… [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
9 Another note: You know, it is good to be baptised as soon as you believe, if not some surprising things may happen: a brother may say to him that is baptising him, "Brother, in such a preaching, the prophet says that you must turn my face eastward…" That is why the Lord said, "Baptise them and teach them!"[Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
10 And I was delighted by all these baptisms since that of the brothers of Gabon! The baptism of the brothers and sisters of Europe took place on last Saturday October 09 at the same time as that of our Brothers Cyr Essomba, Fabien Médou and Tagnilé Jean Patrice of Cameroon who were here in Ivory Coast! And after the brothers from Cameroon, Brother Kambale Sivanzire Crepin of Congo-Kinshasa arrived here.
11 When they said to me, "Dear Prophet, you do not have the right to travel out of your country… you have been reported as not being able to obtain the visa… You are considered a threat to the public order, national security and the international relations of one of the contracting parts", this is so that the Scriptures may get fulfilled! It was a way of saying, "Dear Elisha, the Jordan is not in all the nations of the world! Stay here, they will come from the East, West, North and South towards you! The Almighty God who has sent you will make them descend towards you "!
12 When you are a true prophet, all things, even the devil and his children must take part in the fulfillment of your ministry [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
13 Well, I am going to read in Luke 16:20-22: "And there was a poor man, by name Lazarus, who was laid at his gateway full of sores, and desiring to be filled with the crumbs which fell from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming licked his sores. And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the Angels into the Bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried." It should not be seen there that the Angels carried Lazarus like Elijah the Tishbite but that he was buried. It was his soul that was carried by the Angels into the Bosom of Abraham!
14 Well… I could see that day …! That when Lazarus died, everybody heard it but no one wept! Their concern was how to get rid of that body because of the smell! Life went on as usual in the city, everyone went about his activities! Nobody wanted to touch the body of him that called them serpents and that called their churches synagogues of Satan. But finally, they got rid of that body as one gets rid of a dead dog…
15 Then, the news of the death of the rich man went on spreading everywhere! His body was treated by specialists and was preserved at the morgue. Newspapers, radios and televisions unceasingly broadcast the sad piece of news. Almost everywhere a minute’s silence was observed, they were sending messages of condolences to one another. There were messages: Such and such authorities, such and such and such family here and there, such here and there are deeply sorry to announce his death to you. You see? And the organizing committee had to concert several times on various points like the choice of the loincloth for the uniform, the welcoming staff, and the date of the first funerary vigil, the second vigil and many other things! And meanwhile his soul was lying in hell! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
16 Now, who was that rich man? You say, "Oh Brother Philippe, that rich man was certainly not a good man! He had a dishonest wealth or he harmed people". No sir, that rich man was a good man! He was a Jew who applied the law and who had good ties with the best rabbis and who lived, perhaps, better than Cornelius in Acts 10!
17 Like a good Branhamist, he had the Bible for absolute and he sang several times joyfully, "Whatever my importance on the earth, without Jesus all is vanity". To say that he had already accepted Jesus of Nazareth as his personal Saviour and that he did not need any Prophet who needs Salvation himself through the blood of Jesus. And the Bible also does not reproach him anything concerning his life! Yes brethren, I can tell you that!
18 Now I am going to read Acts 10… follow very closely: "But a certain man in Caesarea, --by name Cornelius, a centurion of the band called Italic, pious, and fearing God with all his house, both giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually ...". Cornelius did all that! But without the one who had the keys of the Kingdom in his generation, he was going straight to hell and it was the same for that rich man. And on top of that, that rich Jew had at his gateway a child of God: Lazarus, a poor man whose sores gave off unpleasant odours and attracted dogs, flies and others!
19 Which rich man, today, would acceptLazarus before his gateway? But the Bible says that that rich over there had accepted Lazarus and Lazarus stood there and ate at least that which fell from his table. Today, which rich man won't order his guardian to drive a man like Lazarus away from his gateway? You see? In all the city, it was at that rich man’s that Lazarus could find what could feed him up! That rich man was better than the quasi-totality of all those you know! He was useful to the society! That rich man was a good man! And on the day of his burial, the various speeches praised his simple and pious life!
20 You will tell me, "But Brother Philippe, God could have saved him, Jesus said in Matthew 25, I thirsted, and you gave me to drink; I hungered, and you gave me to eat… how could God let the benefactor of his son Lazarus go to hell?" The answer is in Abraham’s Words in verse 29! The rich man himself said, "Father Abraham…" and Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. You see! He had to believe in a living prophet here. God had given him the opportunity; he had heard the voice of a living prophet but he did not believe in that prophet! That rich man did have the notion of prophet.And when he himself refers to somebody who has to go on the earth, he means a prophet! Do not say, "Matthew 25 says this, the Bible says that…" But it is question of a living prophet not a scroll or an already dead prophet. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
21 Recently I was talking with somebody and according to what I was saying to him, he asked me what I thought of the Bible, and he said, Yes, I want your position in connection with that! And I said to him, First when we talk of Martin Luther, John Wesley, William Branham, the Council of Nicaea… it is old history; it is the history of the Church. And thus the Bible is the prehistory of the Church, it is very old history. What the Stone Age and the Cro-Magnon men, and so on, are for humanity, that is what the Bible is for the Church. And all those who do not swear but by the Bible must say, Amen to this according to Matthew 16:18. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
22 I said to him, Sir, carrying the Bible every Sunday morning is not bad but it is a Christian creed. From the Bible up to the Message of William Branham, all that must be in the museum! They are archives of the Church! If you do not understand, remember the manuscript called Sinaiticus, discovered in the 4thcentury in a Catholic monastery called "Saint Catherine"; and that manuscript thanks to which we have the entire Old and New Testament is preserved today at the British Museum in London among the oldest archaeological discoveries. When the time of one thing passed and that thing is important or valuable, it is placed in a museum!If the Bible had not taken the place of the prophets to put an end to the Word of God and blind the human kind, a Catholic monastery was not going to preserve it with so much care! The bible took the place of living prophets to become an object of perdition. Today, the bible is a golden calf. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And that man said, "I can’t listen to that"! And having shaken his ears like a dog, he left!
23 Now, let’s come back to Luke 16, there is something that seems a mystery and that I want to point out this morning! The mystery of Life after death. What happens when we die? First bear in mind that we were together as spirits before the foundation of the world. Before the foundation of the world up to this day, all the prophets were and are each with his lot. When the prophet is manifested in spirit, those of his are also manifested in spirit and when he is in the flesh, his lot is also manifested in the flesh! When physically Moses passed the Red Sea, each prophet also passed with those of his! …
24 Well, now what happens at the moment, right at the second when a human passes away? That’s what I want to talk about this morning! But before that, I am going to say this: In 2002, when the national council of churches was persuading me to join up their organization, they told me, "If you join up our organization, the day when you go abroad, we will facilitate that to you and you will have the visa without any difficulty and as soon as you arrive at the airport of the other country, the council of the churches of the host country will send emissaries to the airport to accommodate and escort you to the house like an authority"… That’s it!
25 At the moment when a man passes away, he leaves permanently his body that he can see lying there in the middle of doctors or his relatives and he appears as in a dream in another dimension, seeing his body and humans but he himself being invisible to humans! He has all his senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing, all those senses that you attribute to the body! He knows that he is dead! And right at the moment, there are people, actually angels who are there to carry him into his place! If he is to die even by a traffic accident in ten years, they know that he will die in ten years. And right at the minute and the place where he is going to pass away, angels are standing there waiting for him! And when he appears in that invisible world, his question is, "But what’s happening and where am I?"
26 Moreover, bear in mind that he is exactly the same person with the same memory. He remembers that he had such a number of brothers and sisters and that he behaved in such and such way on the earth during his life. And they are either Angels of God that carry him, or angels of Satan that carry him. All depends on the path he took on the earth! You see? This is nothing mysterious, you will appear there in a body invisible to humans and people you do not know will carry you at once towards your celestial place! And once there, you will recognize those who are there! They are those of your church on the earth! You could see such and such brethren who had died! And if you were a politician you will find the lot of politicians! If you were a football player or you acted this and that way, you will find your lot in the Heaven!
27 When you die, you do not become a god or a super man knowing everything. When William Branham, in the anticipated vision, saw those thousands of people, he did not know them because he had not known them on the earth but when he saw his wife Hope, he recognized her. But all those people on his lot recognized him. One day when I will be on the other side, someone who had believed in me in America, in Europe, or in Africa that I do not know on earth, will recognize me. It is not a mystery. That is exactly what will happen there. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
28 The revelation of the seals is a mystery. And I repeat, the serpent’s seed is a mystery! The revelation of the unknown tongue is a mystery but the passage from this world to the other world is not a mystery! You will be exactly the same person but without a body! You will remember everything as being in your body!
29 The Bible is the truth! It says that forasmuch as it is the portion of men once to die, and after this, judgment, stick to that! You see? There is no reincarnation! If we were to be born again, masters would be born again at their children’s or their slaves’ who would ill-treat them and God would be held responsible for that! Reincarnation does not exist! John the Baptist is not the reincarnation of Elijah the Tishbite but he ministered with the Spirit of God that was upon Elijah the Tishbite! Thus, he that was with Moses on the mountain of the transfiguration was not John the Baptist but Elijah!
30 The same dispensation of the Holy Spirit can come back as oftentimes as God wants it! He that is coming in Revelation 11 is not Moses as a human! But the Spirit of Moses! Thus, his name on the earth will not be Moses! His height, his voice, his corpulence and his appearance will not be Moses! As human being like you and me, it was not him, Moses, who made the Jews get out of Egypt! But the dispensation of the Holy Spirit that will work on him is that of Moses and it is same for Elijah! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
31 We are living in a time of seduction and there has never been a so great seduction and Brother Jean Patrice of Cameroon said to me, "Brother Philippe, in the church that I frequented, there was somebody there who pretended himself John the Baptist back in the flesh. And one day, he asked the church to pray for him so that God may forgive him his incredulity when in Luke 7:19, he had sent two of his disciples towards Jesus to ask Him whether He were really the Messiah who was to come". Did you catch this well? … That’s the fifth dimension! All the Christian religion is in the fifth dimension. You see? But by birth, the religion of the fifth dimension is Islam with the five-pointed star as symbol while the religion of the sixth dimension is Christianity with the six-pointed star which is the seal of Solomon and the Star of David on the flag of Israel! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
32 The fifth dimension is the country of nightmares, the kingdom of perdition. Israel is the nation under the sixth dimension. The star with five branches or points is the symbol of knowledge and of the fifth dimension and on the gate of the great lodge of freemasonry in New York is a large star with five points and two sphinxes of the Egyptian antiquity. And even all the seven Church Ages are now in the fifth dimension! The whole Christianity is in the fifth dimension! When you see the star with five points above each Church Age in the brochure "the Seven Church Ages by William Branham", either that of Switzerland or Jeffersonville, these are self-evident signs! Daniel 12 said that the religious knowledge would increase, certainly, but that actually means: "We are now in the fifth dimension, if you want Salvation, do not come here any more!" This is the infallible revelation of God. They say it without knowing it! You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
33 When I was a child, one day, I was playing hide-and-seek with my cousin. She hid only two meters away from me. And I said to her, "But I can see you, you are not hidden!" And she closed her eyes very hard and said to me, "You are lying! You can’t see me!!"I said, "I can see you, I am talking with you!"She said, "You can’t see me!" And that struck me and astonished me all my life. And when I see the Branhamists, I understand the behaviour of that cousin. You see? They are as organized as any evangelical church. And they say that they are not organized. They are divided and they say that they are not divided. They are poor, blind, miserable and naked and they say, I do not need anything. And while they believe in different doctrines, they now have several religious organizations like evangelicals such as: C.I.E.L, International Commission of the Churches of the Logos, whose chairman is the Branhamist pastor Pierrot Gomat of Gabon but they say, "No, we are not organized! Brother Branham says that we will never be an organization! Brother Branham says that we will never be a denomination!". They subtly use the term: "inter-denominational "! It is the spirit of Babylon as I preached it in "The boat of Tarshish "! You see?
34 That is exactly the spirit of Nineveh!The spirit of Nineveh is that of Babylon and Genesis 10:9 says that it was Nimrod, the founder of Babylon, who founded Nineveh! Nineveh and Babylon, they are two twin cities! It is a religious empire! The military truck of the vision of April 24, 1993 is nothing other than the boat of Tarshish and Jesus of Nazareth is the captain of it. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. They can even dance there worldly rhythms and they call that sanctified reggae, sanctified pop, sanctified Jazz… and so on!
35 But apart from that, somewhere on the earth, exactly there upon the Sabino Canyon where William Marrion Branham stood, the African horseman stood there, descending this same mount Nebo. And the big trees of the earth bent down before him till their foliage touched the ground. It was from there that Moses saw Canaan at a distance with the gods of the nations; and it was from there that Elijah saw those evangelical movements of the 20th century. And it was from there that Paul saw all those seductions that had to come on earth in this end of times. And Paul cried and Paul said: "I know that after me, there will come on earth cruel wolves not sparing the flock".And today we see the fulfillment of all those prophecies with those evangelical leaders, with those evangelical prophets and pastors and reverends and bishops. May God keep his people! May the Almighty God who has sent me on April 24,1993 keeps you forever and I know that He has already done it! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
36 And one day somebody asked me, "Prophet, how does it come that your posterity won’t be corrupt while you will leave it one day?" I said: No sir, It cannot be corrupt, for It will always follow the way that the God of the Spirits of the prophets has drawn at midnight! This posterity will never be organized under the reign of a pastor! It will never know the corruption which the Branhamists have known because 2 Chronicles 20:20 and Hosea 12:14 will always be before It. Even when God will visit, by a prophet, another people which is not theirs, It will distinguish that prophet as one distinguishes the day from the night! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
37 The Bible says in Daniel 2:44 that it is a Kingdom which shall not pass! And in the days when these Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist kingdoms will be established on the earth, in the days when the four animals that Daniel saw will be established on the earth, the God of the Heavens shall set up another Kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and this kingdom shall not be left to another people; it shall break in pieces and consume all those kingdoms, but itself shall stand forever. Because there is a secret hidden to the humanity today: God only talks by His prophets. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. It shall break all including Branhamists in pieces!
38 Tell me sir, what is this Kingdom which breaks everything in pieces including Branhamists? What is this Kingdom which provokes urgent ministerial meetings in Congo among Branhamists? What is this Kingdom whose shadow haunts the Branhamist conventions everywhere in the world? This Kingdom is indeed that of Matthew 25:6! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
39 Israel had refused this grace in the time of Samuel! This grace to be led by God Himself through a living prophet! And in this end of times, Branhamists have rejected this same grace to look like nations around and to establish themselves pastors on them. But there is a people here that shall never accept to be led by an apostle, a prophet of church, an evangelist, or a teacher because He is the God of restitution. He arouses Himself a people that shall still be led by a living prophet as Samuel! A people who knows that God speaks only by a prophet. A people that has the revelation of Amos 3:7, and of Hosea 12:14 and of 2 Chronicles 20:20. And he that can understand, let him understand!