(Preached on Sunday morning, December 15, 2002 in Locodjro, Abidjan - Ivory Coast)
1 We must not make the same mistakes that the Jews made against the prophets and against the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the world has built the monument of John Wesley that it so persecuted and humiliated.
2 John Wesley, the man, was sincere. He was a deacon in 1725 but he was not converted. In 1737, returning to England after a mission to the United States, he said: "O God! I went to America to convert Indians. But who will convert me?"In that time, he was loved and approved of everyone. But when, on May 24, 1738, he received the true conversion to which I call the whole earth, he was no longer welcome on God's earth. Suddenly, the beloved son of the Anglican church became a subject of disappointment. John Wesley, speaking of one of those occasions when he escaped the fury of the people, said this: "Thinking that once I am knocked down, I will no longer be able to get up, several tried to throw me down while we were descending a hill on a slippery path in the direction of the city. But I did not flinch, nor slipped. Although several reached out to hold me by the collar or the clothes to overthrow me, they couldn’t do anything. There was only one who was able to hold out the flap of my waistcoat, which soon remained in his hands, the other flap in which there was a bank note was only half torn. A stout man who was following me closely hit me several times from behind with a big stick of oak. ... Another approached through the crowd, and having raised his arm to hit me, he suddenly pulled it down and only touched my head saying: "What a soft hair he has!" They were both Christians and non-Christians. Last month, I had received a stone and tonight, two. Two years ago a piece of brick brushed past my shoulder. Before that, I received a stone between the two eyes.”You see? John Wesley suffered in his time like the prophets of the Bible. And as long as God will send a prophet on earth, it shall be thus.
3 But like Branhamists, Methodists do not know anything about John Wesley. Pastor Konan David, of the order of the Branhamists, at the death of Kacou Severin said:"A great man is gone". No one, if he’s not lost, can say that that Kacou Severin, this highway seducer whose soul lies there in hell, is a man of God. A seducer paid homage to a seducer. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. And those gurus of the race of shepherds who build their empire with the skin and the flesh and the bones of their sheep send hundreds of souls to hell.
4 We know today that Branhamists are outdated and some levities of William Branham are unacceptable in the Church today! William Branham would go and preach in the churches on the common points, fraternizing with them and in his congregation, a Baptist pastor could dismiss the audience with words of exhortations and prayers. It was not bad in the evening time but today I tell you that if you are Christians, then you have no right to go and sit in a Catholic, Protestant, evangelical or Branhamist service or at the vigils of payers of those prophets. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. Those are the altars of all the abominations that God cannot leave unpunished. Even if you're travelling, do not go there! What will you seek among them? What will you seek in a Catholic, Protestant, evangelical or Branhamist church, when you are a son of God? Your place is not there! You see?
5 And you, Branhamists, race of frogs! Alive, I will never cease to be for you what the lion is for the breed of deer, and when I am dead, I shall not be less. You know that I am the cancer that will destroy you. The hour of God's judgment has come and you will not escape. The Word has tested everything and the light made your actions known...
6 God is on the scene because we are living at a time of great seduction; Just like in the world they all want to be president of the Republic, in the church too, everyone has a ministry. Prophecies, dreams, visions come from every side to distribute some ministries. They extend the scope of women’s activities to the pulpit. The Name of the Lord Jesus Christ is a business asset; prayer vigils are set each month’s end. People fallen from grace, who are waiting for hell, are servants of God. Sons of demons! There are two things to do: Either you show that I am wrong and I join you or you publicly acknowledge that you are wrong and I dissolve your synagogues. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. I've always seen things this way.
7 Three months after my conversion, I read the Bible entirely and they gave me some responsibilities in the church, another ruse of Satan to bind people. I conducted the prayers. But the day when I realized that the pastor wanted to administer me a trinitarian baptism, that is to say in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, I refused and I gave back all of their documents and I stayed home for two weeks because I did not know that there was a church that baptised in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 Know that the time when we sat in temples to condemn is past! The evening time is past! And I do not want that some cunning impostors, inspired by false revelations, rub against what God is doing here. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]That is another ruse of Satan ...
9 While Christians were preaching against the Catholicism, some Catholics came up such as Francis Xavier, Ochino Bernardino, Jean Pierre Cafara ... who, while remaining Catholics, preached from town to town against the Catholic practices. They want to reform the Catholic church, yet, when a church has fallen, God does not help her up anymore, otherwise the Lord Jesus Christ would do it with the Pharisees and the Sadducees. It is a trap of Satan and in 1545, in agreement with the Protestants, they held a council but at the appointed day, December 13, 1545, no Protestant came. And those same old demons are there today, others even reject pastoral school, the entry of their churches into church councils and federations... They do all that while rejecting the living prophet of their time.
10 But we will never collaborate! The body of Christ is without grafting and his garment seamless. It's a trap of Satan’s, and whoever supports those churches makes himself guilty and makes himself an enemy of God. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
11 The demons that were in the past behind the Catholic church are the same that are behind those Protestant, Evangelical and Branhamist churches that you see today. In a Catholic bookstore, you will see rosaries, candles, incense, crucifixes ...the same demons that are behind those things are exactly the same demons that are behind the evangelical Christian bookstores. One is the image of the other but on the balance of the truth, the Bible is heavier than all the books in those bookstores gathered. The same demons that are behind a Catholic radio station are the same demons that are behind the evangelical radio stations. The evangelical bible versions are the image of Catholic bible versions.
12 Mankind see the bait but the prophet of God sees the hook. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
13 Everything seems right but all those churches and those evangelical books are nothing other than sewers of all kinds of impurities. The Catholic church and all the other churches apart from the prophet messenger, it is the beast and its image. And each time, the same horn of the first is pulled up and given to its image but an extension of life is granted to it...
14 Now, before starting this sermon, I would like to stress that there was an evening time. One day, when you take a tape of William Branham, you will hear: "The Editions of the evening light are pleased to present you: William Marrion Branham ..."or else: "Zechariah 14:7 says that there will be light in the evening time ..."And Mark 13:35 reveals that there are four prophetic times: the evening time, the time of midnight, the cock-crow and the morning with Asia and the Arab nations. That’s what the Bible says. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
15 Now, let’s take the text of Matthew 25:5-6, let’s read that: "Now the Bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. But in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him."
16 It is not: "we cried"but "there was a Cry"or, a Cry sounded. I like the word "sounded" as in Joshua 6, but "there was a Cry" is entirely correct.
17 Know that the time has come when the churches and the jurisdictions of the earth will join their efforts against the saints. But before that, according to Revelation 12:14, God will give the two wings to the small eagles that we are.
18 But everything started from Matthew 25:6. A powerful Cry made itself heard and the voice of the Cry was so powerful that, in 1 Thessalonians 4: 16, Apostle Paul compared it to the one of an Archangel. You see? That voice was so powerful that it shook the earth and all the sleeping virgins woke up. You see? It was more powerful than any rumble of thunder. The Cry was so loud that they heard the voice from very far, among the Baptists. That they heard It among the Branhamists. That they heard It among the Pentecostals. That they heard It in evangelical churches, in the missions and ministries. That they heard It in the United States. That they heard It in Canada. They heard It in Peru. They heard It in Ireland. They heard It in the Congo-Kinshasa. They heard It in Asia. And the voice cried, saying: "Behold, the Bridegroom; go forth to meet Him". [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. It is the Spirit of Elijah. In the beginning, John the Baptist said: "Behold the Lamb of God... "Because He came for the redemption, the sacrifice. And for a time, John the Baptist was the high priest and God was the Lamb of sacrifice.
19 Do you know that the high priest wears the golden girdle about his loins and that gold is the symbol of divinity? [Ed: The congregation says, Amen!]. And the Lord Jesus Christ acknowledged this position to John saying that among all those born of women, because of this act, John was the greatest. [Ed: The congregation says, Amen!].
20 And at the end, the same man, the same ministry and the same Spirit of Elijah says at midnight: "Behold, the Bridegroom... "For the Lord Jesus Christ is coming for his Bride. Now, notice that two ministries are found there; "Behold, the Bridegroom"applies to the evening time and to midnight. Branhamists are in the evening time presenting the Bridegroom while we are at midnight and the Cry has another scope. Their preaching is the one of Numbers 13:32-33. Yet today, preaching the Message of Martin Luther, John Wesley or William Branham in all their purity is pointless. It is the spirit of frog...
21 Well! In Malachi 4, the one who turns the heart of the fathers to the children is different from him who turns the heart of the children to the fathers. But it is the same Spirit and the same ministry. Moses went up on Mount Nebo and said: ''Behold Canaan ...”but it was Prophet Joshua who gave the order to go ... It was not Moses who told Joshua how the walls of Jericho would fall. It was not Moses who told him how he would cross the Jordan. It was not Moses who told him how he would stop the sun ... Joshua himself was a prophet of God, he was a prophet having the seal of the Thus saith the Lord. And yet, it was still the age and the Spirit of Moses. On the other side, there was a battle for the possession of Canaan and on this side also, it will be the same. That’s why in the vision of April 24, 1993, it was a military truck that went out of the depths of the waters! Moses and Joshua! Elijah and Elisha! William Branham and Kacou Philippe. [Ed: The congregation says, Amen!].
22 Now, follow this well... In 1 Kings 19, God gave Elijah the order to anoint Elisha, Hazael and Jehu but Elijah was no longer there when Hazael became king and it was a little unknown prophet who anointed Jehu king over Israel. But it was still the Spirit of Elijah. You see? God was speaking to Elijah and to that young prophet who was in that time in the loins of Elijah. And with regards to my modest life, I can believe that when God said to William Branham: "Do not drink, do not smoke, do not defile your body with women"I was in his loins. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
23 And the Bible says that Levi paid the tithe to Melchizedek (Genesis 14), yet, in those days, his father Jacob and his grandfather Isaac were not even born. But it was his great-grandfather Abraham who did it and that was imputed to him. You see? When God said to William Branham, “your Message will forerun my second coming”, I was in William Branham’s loins and God was talking to me and to my Message that you hear today. God is Spirit and when He speaks, it is to the Spirit that He speaks. He says to Elijah: “Go and anoint Elisha, Hazael and Jehu”, and Elijah only anointed Elisha. You see? God said that Levi paid the tithe to Melchizedek while it was Abraham, the great grandfather of Levi, who did it.
24 Now in Matthew 25:6, the voice that says "Behold the Bridegroom”is different from the one that says "go forth to meet Him". But, it is in a certain way that it is like this.
25 And you know that this way of calling and of commissioning is not simple. Why not overcome pride and come near to see what it is exactly? The Jews persecuted, stoned and killed the prophets then killed the Lord Jesus Christ. How would it be if they had been humble? If Romans and the Catholics had showed restraint and humility, how would it be? Has God ever sent something on earth that matched with what people are doing? And the common crime of all the prophets is to say to the whole world what God gave to them. You see? [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. God has sent us to tell the truth, we will do it and we will go to the end because our blood is not more precious than the one of our fathers the prophets, the Apostles and the saints that their fathers killed. It is a narrow gate and a hard path, many people passed by it and we will pass by it.
26 Do not fear anything! Angels are here ascending and descending. We are more numerous than them and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself will stand behind the sword to receive our souls. Heroes of faith, like John Wesley, we shall overcome! [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
27 Always know that this is the revelation of Jesus Christ according to the vision of April 24, 1993. If I preach you an imagination, let my soul leave me because I speak in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God comes to the prophet-messenger who brings the judgment of God on earth. He alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life in his generation. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
28 Like Rebecca, we will go forth, He will come to meet us and we will recognize Him but we will have already left the camel, the Message of Prophet Eliezer. Amen! The brothers of Rebecca, those same Branhamists, will try to stop her. You see? We are in another epoch of Christianity, and it is in the midst of this revival that the rapture will take place. And this is the voice that says: "Behold, the Bridegroom; go forth to meet him!"Let the saints go forth now! Let Esther and the virgins go forth now!
29 There was a great revival followed by a long persecution under Catholic Rome and at the end of times, after the evening time, the revival will come under their image. The churches, missions and ministries will raise the waters, that is, the crowds, courts, the police, governments, NGOs, all the jurisdictions of the earth against the saints as we see it in Revelation 12.
30 But nothing will be able to stop this conqueror Church whose ardor and zeal are not of this world. An indomitable Church against the fury and the assault and the humiliation and the mockery, going from place to place, preaching and defying publicly. Brethren, it will be the crowning of all the preachings since ancient times. Our zeal will meet persecution that will not be able to shake us and then a higher power will descend upon us. The dead will resuscitate, will appear to a lot of us along with Angels. We will disappear and appear in other places, we will talk and things will come to existence. We will walk upon the waters but not in spectacular way. We will be scattered here and there, because there will be a manhunt. And that is where those of Matthew 22:12 will get in too. It is only in the persecution that the spiritually poor, the lame, the crippled and the blind of this parable get in. That is where those of Matthew 22:12 who, under normal circumstances, have rejected the midnight Cry, will suddenly join us.
31 Do not be distracted by the revelations of John Schwab, of Rick Joyner. Burn them all! [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. The phenomenon will be global, the rapture will take place in those moments whereas the persecution will continue against those who have not been enraptured but who keep the same faith and the same perseverance.
32 After that, in five years, twenty years or more, will appear in Israel two young preachers who will bring the same preaching of judgment. They will preach against those Jewish seducers who have not yet finished with the Palestinians and who also want to seduce the nations in the Name of Him whom their fathers crucified. The Jews fraternize with the devil and with those that the Message condemns… they invite one another ... but the two witnesses will preach against them and against the Jewish religious and political systems... [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
33 The Bible says in Revelation 10:1-2 that this manifestation of the Word will come to the nations by the Lord before going to Israel by the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3 after Asia and the Arab nations. It is exactly this same Spirit and this same preaching that will go to Israel and the same adversary will stand there to fight Them. After this rapture, the churches, the prophets and the inhabitants of the earth will be subjected to terrible torments because of the blood of the saints and this, during the ministry of Elijah and Moses. Wars, uprisings, terrible diseases and natural phenomena will grip them tightly from everywhere. And I tell you that in a little while, AIDS will be preferable to diseases to come. He that hath ears to hear let him hear for the God of the Spirits of the prophets has spoken. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
34 We are already living the most important phase of the revival of the Church of the nations because the revival consists first in Word, then the signs come to confirm the Word. We are hearing what the midnight Cry said. It’s this Cry that the elect were expecting.
35 And you know how low my school level is. Suddenly, a bushman ... I took a car for the first time when I was nine years old, a cocoa truck and when I arrived home, I told my parents that trees were fleeing behind us ...
36 One day, my father bought me some shoes. I was seven years old; it was the first time that I put some shoes on. And when I went into the bush, I forgot that somewhere and it was when I arrived at the village that I remembered that I had gone into the bush with some shoes. You see?
37 And I left school very early. I do not know what we call an essay, philosophy or antithesis. You see? It is because He can take what is nothing to make it something that He is God. However, no doctor of theology, no church president can resist on the basis of the Word. We challenge them and we condemn them all unreservedly, because they are sorcerers in sheep's clothing with bibles in their hands. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
38 Now, in Matthew 25: 6. Why is it a matter of little oil and plenty of oil? Be attentive because this is a particular revelation of Jesus Christ. Don’t you see two groups in this ministry? When the Lord Jesus Christ was on earth, who were those who were the foolish virgins? The Pharisees? No! Let’s read Matthew 13:10-12 ... " And the disciples came up and said to Him, Why speakest Thou to them in parables? And He answering said to them, because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heavens, but to them it is not given; for whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall be caused to be in abundance; but he who has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him". [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
39 Many believe sincerely what I do and receive the sermons with joy because that is in line with their vision and understanding of things. Their hearts and minds are with us ... But note that the two groups accept the same Cry which is this Message, come and are together in the same assembly. The Message is the lamp. The two groups are therefore sitting here. We even have the Holy Communion together but the works of the foolish do not equal those of the wise. Believing entirely even what they do not understand and announcing the Message everywhere despite persecutions, those are, for example, the works of the wise. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
40 There is in third place here, the group of the mixed multitude and that is also contained in verses 14 and 15. But there is another group of foolish virgins who is not sitting here, like Nicodemus. It's true! They will nonetheless be saved because the Lord did not say, "I never knew you"But he said: “for now, I do not know you”. There is no concordance between Matthew 7: 23 and Matthew 25: 12. There, the Lord said: “I never knew you”, for those are the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches. The Lord Jesus Christ never knew them when He was at work on earth through the ages through his messengers, but on this side, He said: “I do not know you”, that is, for now, I do not know you. You see? So, Matthew 7:23 and Matthew 25:12 are different.
41 When I say that the Louis Segond bible is the image of the Tob, I say it in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ because Matthew 25:6 is the voice of God for this generation. And when you believe, it is in Christ that you believe! You see? [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. And Revelation 19:10 says that prophet-messengers are the manifestation of Jesus Christ on earth. All those who have known and loved the prophet-messenger of their time have also known and loved the Lord Jesus Christ in their generation. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. All those whom the prophet-messenger has known and loved in his generation, it is Jesus Christ Himself who has known and loved them. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
42 And speaking of revival, while I am speaking to you, the Holy Spirit is coordinating that everywhere in the world. The Bride will prophesy on churches, peoples, nations, languages according to Revelation 10:11. Preach against all without exception. Even against Branhamists.
43 William Branham is an angel of God but the Branhamists have been engendered by Satan to pervert the ways of the truth. Condemn them! They are pagans. A Branhamist pastor is as empty as a Catholic priest. He cannot chase a demon away. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. Preach, condemn, challenge, refute! Do not submit to any law, we have no law but the Bible that they do not respect. Preach everywhere, in front of churches, nail some sermons on their doors, they are only mystical lodges. Burn religious books publicly. Yes, the whole world must see another breed of crazy men. Be tougher, stricter than me! Do everything by the authority and order of Jesus Christ. You are under the Authority of God and on God's earth. They are not the ones who mandated you to preach and they are not the ones who will forbid you to. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”].
44 And in this fight, know that you will have three fronts: the enemy of the outside and the enemy of the inside who is the most dangerous and another front. That’s why firmness must be in the camp. For example, if a baptised person betrays the faith in the persecution, he will not be readmitted to the assembly for whatever reason. Condemn any word that might confuse you. Anything that does not come from a prophet messenger is the hissing of a snake. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen!”]. Now look at the mixed multitude. Instead of coming and sit and make sure to receive every Word, they are out… or sitting here, walking not by faith, but by wisdom and intelligence. They are sitting as hypocrites, fraternizing with us. But know that their end is hell.
45 And you see that in the vision of April 24, 1993, I was standing on top of the pyramid of the seven Church ages. And from the top of this pyramid, like Prophet Elijah, I could see all the seductions to come.
46 The third front will be harder because, just as the Angels of God will descend, angels of Satan will also descend but we will defeat them by the Word as in Matthew 4:1-10. That is why we are the Word-Bride.
47 These sermons, this Cry, awake and make the ten virgins ready before the old truck of the persecution comes out of the waters. It is not a trumpet, but a Cry ... And it does not happen in the evening time but at midnight. No clear Revelation on that has been given before by men of God because that did not concern them. But now you know it. May God bless you! Let’s sing now: "I have heard of a glorious Message ...". Amen!