(Preached on Sunday September 7, 2003 in Locodjro, Abidjan - Ivory Coast)
1 This morning I want to read the three great visions of 1993. First, the first vision: I came to conversion on April 24, 1993 according to Daniel 10:4 to 11 by a vision in which I saw myself standing on the sand of the sea and then on top of a high pyramid and then again on the sand of the sea in another place and I saw an old military truck coming out of the depths of the sea and leave behind me. I turned and I saw that it contained living people. They were women and one of them was mixed-race. Then two doves came toward me and went back over the waters. And there was an eclipse, then a man having the appearance of a Cloud and holding a sword came down from Heaven with a Lamb and as they descended, the earth was illuminated again. They stood on the waters and the Lamb began to speak to me in an unknown tongue. The sound of his voice came into me and I fell dead. My soul went to stand on the waters with them while my body was lying on the sand of the sea. When He had finished speaking to me, my soul came into me and I became alive again but I no longer saw Them. Then a crowd of people came toward me from the right side and I asked them if they had seen the Angel and the Lamb. They said, "No!"And I said: “But, how did you not see the Angel and the Lamb and all the things They have done?” They replied, "We have not seen the Angel and the Lamb and we have not heard the Words the Lamb pronounced, but we entirely believe It because what God gave and that the devil took, has now been restituted to you ". I looked up and I saw a ladder set up between the sky and the earth, above the waters and angels ascended and descended. And the vision ended and I felt what I know today to be the Holy Spirit and I wept and I believed in God on the spot.
2 And The following day at around 3 p.m. while I was sitting with my family, I was transported again in the visions of God into a totally desert country and I saw eastward Words that were coming down from Heaven carried on Clouds. It was after these two visions that I got up and went to church for the very first time.
3 In a third vision, we were sitting in an examination room for the Advanced level test and the examiner was distributing the test-papers. I said to myself: "But what am I doing here? I do not have a good school level and what am I going to write?” And later, it was said to me: ''The same way that Mary conceived miraculously, without knowing any man, the same way that Moses received in details what happened at the creation, you have received the Words of eternal Life on this April 24, 1993 and it is decreed by God. At the appointed time, you will understand and you will teach what you did not learn in order that whoever believes has eternal Life''. Amen!
4 Now I am going to take Genesis 11. At the tower of Babel, those men said: "By the grace of god, and with the help of our scholars and engineers, we will build a tower that touches heaven. We will do such and such a thing... We already have the support of men of God, all religious denominations combined. The mayor will come and lay down the first stone of the tower with the blessing of the greatest theologians. Some prophets have had revelations in which angels of God will take part in the construction of this tower...". You see? And the Bible says that at that time, God confused their language.
5 What happened? A hand traced a scripture on the plaster of the tower. Each of them heard a tongue which was unknown to him. You see?
6 And in the middle of the Bible, at the same location, Belshazzar a great-grand-son of Nimrod, held a feast. All the powerful Babylonian rabbis were sitting in the front rows. He was planning a greater thing than the image of gold that his father Nebuchadnezzar had made. The project of Belshazzar for Babylon was greater than at its beginning. You see?
7 And the location of Babel is the same as Babylon and at the location of the tower stood the palace of Nebuchadnezzar, the father of Belshazzar. And yet, while they were meeting with all the ambassadors, having at their head the Apostolic Nuncio and Belshazzar brought the holy things to profane them, a hand wrote on the plaster of the wall. You see? At that moment an unknown tongue intervened.
8 And at the end of times, while the great-grand-sons of Nimrod, those Babylonians who are these Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals and Branhamists were rejoicing, profaning everything and the Babylonian America said, "We are now going to oxygenate the moon and the other planets ... we are going to divide the moon into plots and build houses there ..."and that the Branhamists said, "We are now going to take the Pillar of the Cloud and put the drawing by Hofmann inside it and we are going to this or that...". You see? And like their father Belshazzar, they profaned the holy things, they have no consideration for the holy things. But at that precise moment, a hand wrote on the plaster of the Heaven and a Word was given in an unknown tongue. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
9 ... Well, now I would like to come back on this glorious vision of April 24, 1993 which is in reality an ecstasy, a higher form of revelation. Not only was I in the vision but my body was participating and I was weeping before the end of the vision. And I also spoke of a supernatural experience at the beginning of my conversion, I was like the Angel of judgment, that is to say a glowing white cloud like a mirage: I was lying down one morning at around 8 o'clock, I was not sleeping and I was at more than one kilometre away from me in Spirit, I was at about twenty meter above the ground, I had no eyes, no body but I saw people distinctly, some women who were sweeping their yard, I was like the wind. And I was aware of where I was lying down and I was aware of where I was bodiless but this experience came to me only once. Each authentic ministry is a condemnation for all those who reject it and this is currently the case. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
10 And the Branhamists have finished demonstrating that they are as worse as the Catholics and have neither the Spirit nor the Word. Unless they demonstrate the contrary, Joseph Coleman, Ewald Frank, Baruti Kasongo, Alexis Barilier and all the others were raised by Satan to seduce those whose names were not written in the book of Life of the Lamb before the foundation of the world. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].All those who approached have clearly seen that the Bible and the evening time Message clearly confirm the midnight Cry. Several brochures attest to that. And I have told you that the mixed race woman in the vision of April 24, 1993 was the whole of those who still rest their faith upon the Message of William Branham.
11 The vision of April 24, 1993 is contained in the seventh seal of Revelation, chapter 8:1. It is the midnight Cry that will bring the third pull, that is to say the third attraction. Pull means attraction. There was a call, a Cry, the virgins woke up and came. There must be a Message to exercise an attraction.
12 In the brochure The Seventh Seal, if you notice, in the Sabino Canyon, a sword had come down in the hand of the seventh angel that he was and in the vision of April 24, 1993, the Angel of the Covenant was holding that the sword, standing on the waters. Not on the ground but always standing on the waters. Amen! There was the Lamb of God, and yet the Lamb, it is the sacrifice. Do you understand that? Very well!
13 And now what is that Message that has been given to me in that unknown tongue? Let's see what William Branham said in The Seventh Seal, on Page 31: "... And in Sabino Canyon, He said to me, "This is the third pull." And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language. But I was standing right there and looked right straight at it, and I saw this is the third pull coming up”.Notice well: an unknown languageand William Branham never interpreted it until his death. The third pull is behind this unknown tongue. How can some so simple and clear things escape persons who followed a prophet messenger and people who claim to know the Word? While the midnight Cry is simply another scope of the evening time Message but the same age and the same Spirit of Elijah. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]
14 God gave William Branham a Message in an unknown tongue that he was never able to explain. See 1 Kings 19, God said to Elijah: Anoint Elisha prophet. Anoint Hazael king over Syria. Anoint Jehu king over Israel. Did Elijah anoint Hazael and Jehu? On the carnal level, he did not do it. But on the spiritual level, he did it according to the Word of God. For God is Spirit and He was speaking to the Spirit of Elijah. But through which body must this Spirit of Elijah anoint Elisha, Hazael and Jehu? Only God knows. But for us, the sons of God, the Spirit of God was speaking to the Spirit of Elijah and not to person of Elijah the Tishbite who was walking on the earth. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].And in a carnal way, Elijah anointed Elisha alone. This is what Branhamists do not understand! Instead of following the Spirit of Elijah, they have chosen to follow William Branham upon whom the Spirit of Elijah had rested and they have remained in the evening time like the Lutherans and the Methodists.
15 Do not doubt what I preach, if I were a wise and intelligent man capable of fabricating some truths, I would be brilliant at school. For some children of God, it is already a miracle. That is why, I tell you not to fear them at all, Alexis Barilier or Ewald Frank are not more spiritual than a Catholic priest. And I said that if an awakening takes place at the Branham-Tabernacle or in Krefeld, do not be distracted. It is a festivity of vultures and scavengers; it is the spirit of divination because the Holy Spirit is at midnight. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].
16 The Bible does not say that a virgin would awake and wake up the others, but it will be a Cry, a preaching! Whether you want it or not, it will be so because the Bible has predicted it. And it is upon this that our faith rests. Amen! Today, the eagles, the living saints are at the stage of midnight, the saints who are asleep are at the stage of midnight, Paul is at the stage of midnight, Martin Luther is at the stage of midnight, William Branham is at the stage of midnight, John Wesley is at the stage of midnight... All the saints are at the stage of midnight and now know what that unknown tongue said in the Sabino Canyon but the Branhamists, the Lutherans, the Methodists do not know it! Amen!
17 If you notice, though short, this Message of midnight has an offensive power, greater than the one of the evening time. At its reception, this power entered into me and I fell dead, my soul went to stand on the waters while my body was lying on the sand of the sea. It is the creative Word that will bring the glorious manifestation of the sons of God.
18 Still on page 31 of the same brochure, William Branham said, "I looked, and there was a little box-like place over in the side. And I seen that light was talking to somebody above me, that light that you see there on the picture". What is this? The ministry under the tent. You see? And in a vision of 1993, I turned to see that small place, exactly as William Branham speaks of it, and if you notice, between William Branham and this place, there is a place like a cathedral, and that is what Branhamists will become before the midnight Cry. And I have received from Heaven, the infallible revelation that when I would begin to preach the midnight Cry, the power of the Vatican in Heaven would go to Jeffersonville and that before God, the Branham-Tabernacle will be the Saint-Peter cathedral of Rome. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]. It is "Thus saith the Lord!". I cannot lie to you knowing that I will answer for that on the day of judgment! It is "Thus saith the Lord!". And for what reason will I lie? ...
19 And this place measures 9m2 and must not contain more than twenty people and it is on this side that the light was talking again to someone else after the evening time. It was the small room of Locodjro. In the vision of April 24, 1993, while the sea was before me, behind me was this small place on the side of the road, with this same blue colour. I heard voices inside but I did not see anyone and I did not see the front door. A bit pushed in as you see. And when I saw it for the first time in 1997, it was a restaurant then a Christian bookstore and I had it miraculously in 1998 without paying neither deposit nor advance. Amen!
20 All the important elements of the Sabino Canyon are found in the vision of April 24, 1993, so that even a child should be able to understand that it is the same Spirit of Elijah and the same Age. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]
21 The evening time is passed and we begin to see Branhamists going out to preach what can no longer give life and they make many converts, the devil has nothing against them. They know very well that maturation is not maturity. And that restoration is not restitution which is the finality. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]
22 The Branhamists, Muslims, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, ... missions and ministries have the same father as the mystical orders and accomplish the same purpose. When one attacks the other, it is a trick of Satan to distract the children of God. They are like the two sides of one and same coin. Since July 2002 when I began to preach the midnight Cry, I did not fail to shout against that trick of Satan.
23 And if, one day, one of these frogs whose fathers fought William Branham told me: "Brother Philippe, look at the brochure "The rapture", Brother Branham says that the midnight Cry is his Message.", I will shout: Amen! It is a prophet speaking. When Isaiah said: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given... "; he said it in the present passive tense, but we had to wait eight hundred years to see the fulfilment. And if it is not idolatry or ill faith, those frogs will know that the evening time is not midnight.
24 And still in The Seventh Seal, a brother showed me where it is spoken of a glorious personage. What is a glorious personage? You see? It is not the personage who is glorious but the Message and the ministry that God will grant to him. The Lord Jesus Christ was the most glorious Personage but the Bible says that his appearance had nothing to attract attention, man of sorrows, despised by all.
25 Well. I would like to say tough things, do not be offended ... I left that aside since the first preaching on Matthew 25: 6 ... That has been over a year and I believe that the time has now come to speak about it... Well. a brother just showed me something: the Spirit said to William Branham, "Take your pen and write"and this is reported in the brochure The spoken Word is the original seedon page 100 and here is the last paragraph: " As the end time prophecies will repeat, I believe, as the first forerunner came from the wilderness and cried, "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD," the second forerunner will probably do the same by pointing the people to a Word born Bride. The Bride of Christ will be pointed to the skies at the appearing of Jesus, screaming, "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD," will come forth from his mouth. God help us to be ready for this near event ". And this event, this Cry of gathering sounded like a voice of an Archangel and you saw in the vision of April 24, 1993, the Lamb of God coming to take his Bride. You see? The Spirit did not say it in relation with the evening Message, but in relation with the midnight Cry and we saw in this vision, the seventh angel that is the Spirit of Elijah and the Lamb coming to take his Bride. And what rejoices me is that I talked about that in a preaching. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].
26 Have you noticed that every element of the vision of April 24, 1993 has a spiritual meaning? Why have I been taken with the Angel and the Lamb? Why did I merge with Them for a moment before returning to my body lying on the sand? Why that? It was to receive the interpretation of the unknown tongue. It is a symbol of the paroxysm of the prophetic Revelation.
27 It is said that in the beginning, the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters and at the end of time, there is a man who will join the Spirit and the Lamb above the waters and that, they are the elect who understand it. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]. In the beginning, Moses experimented that and revealed the Genesis. You see? Moses entered into the divinity. Moses entered into the eternity and came out of it with the Genesis. And the people came to meet him like on April 24, 1993. You see? And at the end of times, one day, while William Branham was hunting in Arizona, with Brothers Fred Sothmann and Gene Norman, there was a vision in which his soul was taken into a constellation of Angels in the form of a pyramid and it was there that he received the interpretation of the seven seals. And that is reported in the same Seventh Sealthat Branhamists do not read. You see? And the same experience comes back in the vision of April 24, 1993 for the revelation of the unknown tongue. But this time, in addition to the Cloud which is the constellation of the seven Angels, we must count the presence of the Lamb. It is different from what is said by apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:1. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].May God bless you! ... Oh it is glorious. I wanted us to sing this beautiful old song: "I have heard of so glorious a Message ". Amen!
28 Now, listen to this! Why do the ministry of the interpretation of the unknown tongue and the ministry of Matthew 25:6 reveal this glorious personage? You see? The same way Abraham gave Ishmael temporal goods, likewise, to these thousands of prophets, pastors, evangelists, apostles and teachers all over the world, it has only been given to perform some miracles and some healings and some sorts of deliverances as we see it on their posters: great vigil of miracles and prophetic anointing! Great healing campaign! Great vigil of thanksgiving! Great vigil of restoration! Great meeting of prosperity! Great vigil of victory! Great vigil of blessings, ... But to the glorious personage, it has been said by the Angel Himself: "...IN ORDER THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES HAS ETERNAL LIFE". Amen! And it is to this one man that God entrusts the keys of the Kingdom and the Words of eternal Life for our time, as it was also the case for each of the prophets of the Bible in their time, would he not be this personage? [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].
29 All those who pursue these miracles and blessings and others will die one day but only one thing is for ages and ages: THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE! And let the whole world know that for this season, the Angel that has troubled the water of the pool of Bethesda for our Salvation is the one of Matthew 25:6.
30 And it is this ministry of Matthew 25:6 which presents the Bridegroom to the Bride for the Bridegroom and the Bride do not know each other; but he knows Them! Amen! You see? Isaac and Rebecca do not know each other but he, Eliezer knows them! It is him who will say, "Bride, behold your Bridegroom. And you Bridegroom, behold your Bride." [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. Now we are approaching it little by little.
31 Would he who appears at the end of times be the eldest and the greatest of all the servants of Abraham? I do not know. Would he be greater than Paul who only engaged us to Christ? I do not know. Would he be greater than each of the seven messengers who have only maintained this future Bride? I do not know. Would he be Eliezer, the eldest and the greatest of the servants of Abraham? I do not know. And for an hour, he took the place of a mayor and you know that the mayor wears the symbol of the nation around his loins. Whereas the president of the Republic who comes to take his bride before the mayor takes the place of a mere citizen for an hour. It is not the president of the Republic who will wear the symbol of the nation but the mayor! [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].
32 In the beginning, John the Baptist wore, around his loins, the belt of Aaron, the symbol of the supreme priesthood and God took the place of Lamb to be slain. And at the end of times, the slain Lamb and the whole Heaven descend ... On that April 24, 1993, the twenty-four elders were there, the four cherubim were there, Daniel was there, Ezekiel, John, Moses, David, Abraham, Adam, Noah ... all were there. who was not there? I do not know. Who is the angel who was not there? who is the cherub who was not there? who is the archangel who was not there? I do not know. Who is the saint who was not there? I do not know. The whole Heaven came down to the point that there was a silence of approximately half an hour in the Heaven and the seal of redemption of Revelation 5 was set on the earth like the mayor cutting the ribbon for the opening of the wedding. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”].
33 In the Heaven, the greatest Personage ever, God Himself, took the book and gave it to the one who, already in the virtue of the ministry of Matthew 25:6, was the greatest. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]… In Revelation 5, when the voice sounded in the Heaven saying: "Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?"you see? It is Isaiah chapter 6 being accomplished again on the earth. And neither him, Isaiah, nor the people amongst whom he was living was worthy. The Bible says: "And no one was able in the Heaven, or upon the earth, or underneath the earth, to open the book, or to regard it."You see? Gabriel and the angels, even if they were worthy in Heaven, were not able to take the book and to break its seals because they are not redemptive relatives of man.
34 And on April 24, 1993, when this voice sounded on the earth to take that mystery from the Right Hand of the Lamb and to reveal the unknown tongue, certainly, Daniel could but he was no longer on the earth. You see? But of those who were living on earth, popes were not worthy, their cardinals were not worthy. The thousands of prophets were not worthy. Billy Graham, Ewald Frank, Baruti Kasongo, Tommy Osborn, Billy Paul and Joseph Branham were not worthy. Pastoral schools were not worthy to produce one person who could reveal the unknown tongue. The holy spirits that act in the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches including Islam and Judaism were not worthy. The presidents of churches were not worthy ... none of all those who had the Name of Jesus in their mouth was worthy. Who therefore could reveal it? And John could weep again, for, if one of all those people cannot, then who could? And I wept in the vision of the April 24, 1993. But one of the twenty-four elders said to him, Weep not. The lion of the tribe of Judah has overcome to take someone who is nothing to reveal the mystery of the unknown tongue. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]...
35 And it is in this Revelation that the redemption of mankind is. And may God bless you! Amen!