(Preached on Sunday March 16, 2003 in Locodjro, Abidjan – Ivory Coast)
1 Now brethren, the Spirit expressly warns that serpents will come against this Message but they will not prevail... Have you ever heard the hissing of a serpent? When one day the Lord Jesus Christ stood there before the ancestors of these serpents ... they said to Him, "Why do you speak to us in parables?" And the Lord Jesus Christ answered saying, "That all that is written concerning Me in the law of Moses and prophets and Psalms must be fulfilled." You see? It is in Luke 24:44. And Psalm 78:2 says, "I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old ..." They said to Jesus, "But Psalms are just songs, you cannot base your judgments on songs to found your ministry..." It is the hissing of a serpent!
2 But for us, the Psalms, visions, parables of Jesus and even the Lamentations of Jeremiah are the Word of God as any other verse in the Bible. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
3 But Matthew 13:34-35 says that Psalms 78:2 is a prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus. And the great-grand-sons of those serpents will always stand before you to say, "But Matthew 25:6 is nothing other than a mere parable!" It is the hissing of a serpent! For them, Jesus should say, "Thus saith the Lord, shall the Kingdom of Heavens be made like ..." But Matthew 25:6 is actually a mystery, a parable for them but a prophecy for us. Jesus said, "shall the Kingdom of Heavens be made like to..." You see? It is the future tense. When Jesus was speaking, the Church was not even engaged to Him yet because it was Paul who did it. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 11:2, "... for I have espoused you unto one man, to present [you] a chaste virgin to Christ". You see? It is because of sons of the devil that the Lord Jesus spoke in the form of parables according to Matthew 13:10 so that the posterity of Cain may not understand and their seed may be revealed again as in the time of the Lord Jesus.
4 We know for example that the parable of Matthew 13:24-30 is a prophetic mystery that Jesus interpreted from verse 36 to 43 even saying that the harvest was the end of times, to say that it is a prophecy that will have its fulfillment at the end of times while it is a mere parable to you ...
5 Thus brethren, according to Matthew 16:5, be on your guards against the venom and hissings of the serpent's seed. The Lord Jesus did not identify them as any other living being except the snake because that's what they are and their hissings are sounding again. You see? The Pharisees are dead but their spirits are there, beside what the Lord Jesus-Christ is doing here. Amen!
6 Even if the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 25:1, "I think the Kingdom of Heavens shall be made like to this or that ..." I would not find any difference. Even the thought of the Lord Jesus is the Word of God! The word or the acts of a prophet messenger are the Word of God. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
7 And I would like to say this morning that parables are a treasure of the oratory heritage of black Africa and only an African who missed his African base can say, "that’s a mere parable". A might-have-been! A bastard child, who is an African but by the colour of his skin. I was born and grew up in my village and I have never seen a wise man or an elder speak without a parable. You see? The wise will understand but the wicked and the fools will not understand. Daniel 12:10 said it.
8 Well, let’s take our Bibles, I am going to read Matthew 23:34-35 and then I will read Job 33:23-24 which I will tackle next time. Let’s read in Matthew 23: "Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and [some] of them ye will kill and crucify, and [some] of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city; so that all righteous blood shed upon the earth should come upon you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar." Let’s read also Job 33:23-24: "If there be a messenger with him, an Interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his Duty; Then He will be Gracious unto him, and say, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom." Amen! Meditate on this passage of Job 33, I shall come back to that as I come back today on Matthew 23.
9 I have read in the book of Saint Matthew but certainly the first man I want to mention here is Enoch. Enoch lived before the flood. The Bible says in Jude verse 14 that he was the seventh. It’s first Adam in Genesis 5 verse 1, in verse 3 we have Seth, in verse 6 we have Enosh, the fourth is Cainan in verse 9, the fifth is Mahalaleel in verse 12, the sixth is Jared in verse 15 then the seventh is Enoch. We cannot speak of the holy servants of God without speaking of Enoch. Genesis 5:24 says, "And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him". That is the first rapture the Bible mentions.
10 And this prophet Enoch prophesied that one day, God would destroy the earth with water. You say, "Brother Philippe, did Enoch say that?" Yes, God revealed it to the world through Enoch. In his time, Enoch was the light of the world and you could not be saved or be in the will of God but by Enoch. Who was Enoch then? It was the first man who walked with the Spirit and power of Elijah. Enoch rejected all the churches, systems and organisations of his time to stay with the Revelation of God. He did not walk on the teaching of a church or a Bible but with God. This is where God chose Elijah for the first time. You see?
11 It was this Enoch who clad with animal skins and which we have to recognize through Elijah the Tishbite. This was the first time that the Spirit of Elijah was manifested on the earth. That man who ascended to Heaven in Genesis 5 is Enoch. That man who ascended to Heaven in 2 Kings 2 is Enoch. And this man who will ascend to Heaven in Revelation 11 is Enoch. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. When Enoch was leaving the earth, it was the light that was leaving the earth because the churches did not want It, the world did not want It.... And the day when the sons of the devil removed the Lord Jesus Christ from the earth to perch Him on some wood, darkness covered the earth because He was the light of the world.
12 And when the time of the fulfillment of this prophecy came, the entire world knew that God was going to destroy the earth with water. And all the religious systems agreed to work this way according to their understanding of the prophecy. All of them expected a rapture as God did it with Enoch of whom all were claiming to be after his rapture. And when the time of the fulfillment of that prophecy came, the earth had reached seven to eight billion people. There were a few more churches than now. Every cinema had become a church and there were more powerful "men of God" than Tommy Osborn, Benny Hinn, Reinhard Bonnke and Yonggi Cho. Famous pastoral schools such as the "Lemech Theological Institute", after the name of Lemech, grand-son of Cain and ancestor of theologians, were strewn all over the world.
13 At the time of Noah, the son of Cain could gladly say, "The gospel has now reached the ends of the earth by the grace of God, love, tolerance and brotherhood prevail among us! All the religious barriers have been broken. And even, by the grace of God, a Methodist can go and have the holy communion with Baptists". You say, Brother Philippe, you mean that the time will come when this happens? Yes brethren, they will have the holy communion with one another! And that's what they were doing and just in that time, unfortunately for them, as in a nightmare, God aroused Noah. That will happen. Even Christians and Muslims and politicians will sit together on the same bench in the same rooms to discuss and talk easily.
14 Noah did not do theology, he did not have a good vocabulary, he was not educated as the other pastors of his time were. And I that speak to you, I did not even know that I would be sent to school. The grace of God had prevailed over the poverty of my parents. And by that grace of God, I can read and write. You see?
15 Today it is intellect and wealth that make "the man of God" and they say, "gold and silver belong to God" but we know that Elijah dressed himself in animal skins and John the Baptist, the one of whom the Lord Jesus Christ Himself said he was the greatest of all the born of women, dressed himself in animals skins. You see? So far, I have no car! I have no jacket! I have no armchair! But like Noah, Elijah and John, I also have something they don’t have: the light of the day. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
16 They are already in their reign but our reign is to come. You see? Noah, Elijah, John and the others, the true men of God were alone like Enoch and they condemned everything the others did. Noah had no degree of theology but he condemned even those who followed the Message of Enoch that he, Noah himself, had first believed and approved. And then a fight started, the fight of the truth against the truths that ended with the Flood. You see?
17 What put Noah in conflict with his generation was that he judged, condemned and called them sorcerers publicly instead of keeping silent and work calmly in his corner. For them, Noah denigrated honest servants of God and the height of it was that he dared say that no one could be saved but by his Message. Noah preached that to be saved from the flood, one necessarily had to believe in what he was saying and come into the ark. Noah preached that no one could be in the will of God but by his Message. People told him in mockery, "Noah, do you mean that Adam and Enoch, our fathers who did not believe in you will go to hell?" You see? In their understanding, what Noah was saying was so illogical that they were not frightened. But Noah said, "Adam and Enoch will be judged with their generations but as far as this generation is concerned, it will be judged in relation with my Message and if you are the seed of Adam and Enoch, you will say "Amen" to each one of my Words and you will come into my boat." And some people would start laughing so much that Noah and his little house were ashamed.
18 Yet in those days, there was no Bible and God spoke to the chosen race as He did with Adam in Eden. And Noah could one day see, in spirit, an eagle that was flying in mid heaven. The eagle was looking on an island and here was a multitude of countless chickens and their number was like the stars of the sky and the eagle cried to chickens saying, "Another 40 days and the fish of the sea will swim over this island! Thus saith the Lord ! Fly and come with me to the mountains!" And the chickens replied together saying, "We refuse, it’s a lie!" And while Noah looked, behold, the level of the water rose and the chickens were screaming and hopping of all their strength. And soon, the island, the chickens and trees descended into the depths of the waters. And the vision departed from his spirit and Noah said in himself, "But if those chickens had believed in me, how could they fly while they are chickens?".
19 And God showed Noah that it is not because these pastors do not want to believe but it is because n themselves, there is nothing that can believe ... Even if they wanted to believe, they could not. It's as if you entered a forest and were looking for a tree that can bleed blood. And it's as if somebody asked you to give what you don’t have. It's like asking an Ephraimite to say "Shibboleth", while he can’t. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. You see?
20 And when Noah entered the ark, God left a little time to pass then, God Himself shut the door of the ark. You see? From the day when a messenger leaves the earth, the way of Heaven starts shrinking as a pyramid till there is no exit then God raises another generation of people and then sends another prophet messenger. You see?
21 Then, after Noah, there was a man and his name was Moses. He owed his fame to the grace of God alone. In the divine sovereignty, on the face of the earth, God threw a favorable eye on him. He did not have the wisdom, intelligence and reputation of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, but he was the mouth of God. If Moses said to go left, no matter how many signs and wonders Korah and Dathan and Abiram will perform to say you must go right, you had to go left with Moses. Even if all the people sided with them, you, side with Moses, side with God! And in Numbers 16, hundreds of people, all those who do not know that on the face of the earth God speaks through one man, were swallowed. You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
22 Contrarily to the Jews, men of the nations do not have any prophetic culture that is why they argue with a prophet. Their guides have always been kings, emperors, men who have led them by their wisdom. This is the type of the pastor. You see? The reason why the Jews importuned the Lord Jesus is because they know that rejecting a prophet is to reject God. Since Samuel, they know that. But that says nothing to a man of the nations.
23 Men of the nations do not even know what we call a prophet. Somebody starts performing miracles, for them he is a prophet. Somebody gives himself the title of "prophet", then for them he is a prophet. You see? But the Jews know what a prophet is. The Jews know that a prophet does not come to preach what another prophet said.
24 And if a prophet comes on the earth today, his absolute will not be the Bible. A prophet comes to tell mankind what mankind does not know. He is unique in his time, in his generation. He comes as Light and Salvation in his time. And in his time, it’s he alone who has the keys of the Kingdom and no one can be saved but by him. He is the Way, the Truth, the Life. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Thus, it was the case of each prophet in the Bible and it is the case today with prophet Kacou Philippe.
25 The nations do not even know what we call a prophet and how will they be worried? A Jew know that the best priest can only maintain the faith of the people, but only a prophet messenger knows the will of God. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And in the old Covenant, in the Old Testament before the Lord Jesus Christ, the priesthood is the type of the ministries of apostle, prophet of church, evangelist, teacher and pastor and bishop and all those you see today. A priest must only repeat what the prophet of his time said. He has no right to bring a new doctrine, a new revelation. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
26 Well. There were powerful men of God on the earth... There was Jeremiah. But before Jeremiah, there was Urijah. In his childhood and youth, when Urijah went to synagogues, his eyes saw only famous priests, fearing God but when the Lord Jehovah the one he believed to be the God of priests and prophets called him, a battle started. The struggle of the truth against error started, ending with his death. Mercy! What did Urijah do? Let's read Jeremiah 26:15-23. And Jeremiah told them, "Only know for certain that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof; for of a truth Jehovah hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears. And the princes and all the people said unto the priests and to the prophets, This man is not worthy to die; for he hath spoken to us in the name of Jehovah our God.
27 And there rose up certain of the elders of the land and spoke to all the congregation of the people, saying, Micah, the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah, and Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? And we should be doing a great evil against our souls. There was also a man that prophesied in the name of Jehovah, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim: and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah; and Jehoiakim the king, and all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, and the king sought to put him to death; but Urijah heard it, and he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt. And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and men with him, into Egypt; and they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him to Jehoiakim the king; and he slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the children of the people." You see? And when Urijah fled, the unbelievers must have said, "Haven’t you said it’s God who has sent you, why do you flee to Egypt? Stay here and that your God may defend you". You see?
28 And the Bible says that, as for Jeremiah, they are now the princes and the people who rise to say to the priests and the prophets not to kill Jeremiah. You see? There are a multitude of prophets and priests on one side but on the other side, there is Jeremiah condemning them... The priests, those who have the scrolls of Moses in their hands and the prophets, those who pretend that God speaks to them, want to kill Jeremiah. Can you see that it is not the same God of Jeremiah who leads them and who speaks to these prophets?
29 Now, notice this: The people started taking notice: Noah was alone against all and he was right. Micah, the Morasthite, was alone against all and he was right when it was too late. They also remembered that Urijah, son of Shemaiah was alone against all and he was right when it was too late. Elijah was alone against all and he was right. Amos was alone against all and he was right. You see? The people started paying attention! You see? Isaiah was alone against all and he was right. The people said to the priests and the prophets: No! We must consider this carefully this time! There is always a man who is opposed to us all and after his death we realize that he was right, this time, we must consider it carefully! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
30 Let’s take Jeremiah 26:7-8. Let’s read that: "And the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Jehovah. And it came to pass when Jeremiah had ended speaking all that Jehovah had commanded [him] to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, Thou shalt certainly die." You see again? When we see from history that prophet Isaiah was sawed into pieces, we understand that the power not to back away in the face of the seed of Cain belongs to God alone. When Jeremiah gets to the point of weeping as that is reported in Jeremiah 20:14-18, when the chief priest Pashkhur slapped him in the face and imprisoned him, when in Jeremiah 38:7, these same pastors and prophets made Jeremiah descend into a pit, how will him that God has not predestined to this mission stand? And if you are a prophet from God, how can churches bless you? You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
31 After that, prophet Elijah. And the same battle began, the fight against the spirit of error which ended with the rapture of Elijah. He was alone against the priests, the prophets and the people in his time. You will see that in 1 Kings 18, there was no other prophet on his sides and in 1 Kings 19:10, he said, "And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Thy Covenant, thrown down Thine Altars, and slain Thy prophets with the sword; and I am left, I alone, and they seek my life, to take it away." But for those Jews, they only killed rebellious and impolite prophets like Elijah according to what Moses said to them. They had nothing to feel guilty about.
32 After Elijah, I would like to talk about Micah, son Jimla, in 1 Kings 22. In that time, there were four hundred powerful prophets in Israel. Prophets of the kind of Billy Graham, Frank Ewald, Ushe Praise, Tommy Osborn and Yonggi Cho. They were gathered in almost no time. They knew one another and they saw each other and organised conventions together. They were brothers in Christ despite their differences of doctrines. But Micah was alone and when he came, he was alone.
33 And in 1 Kings 22:24, Micah said to Ahab, "And now, behold, Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning thee". And Zedekiah, one of the prophets, approached and struck Micah on the cheek and said, "Where now went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak to thee?" And we know that Micah went to jail for that and that fight should end with him dead.
34 Then God sent Amos, let’s read that in Amos 7:10: "Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the people is not able to bear all his words". Verse 12 says, "And Amaziah said unto Amos, [Thou] Seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there. But prophesy not again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. And Amos answered and said to Amaziah: I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit. And Jehovah took me as I followed the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel". You see?
35 I was neither a prophet nor a prophet's son, I knew nothing about God but on April 24, 1993, I have been called and commissioned to fulfill a mission according to Matthew 25:6 and Revelation 12:14. You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Elisha could say: I was neither a prophet nor a prophet's son but I was ploughing my field and the fate of Jehovah fell upon me.
36 The most spiritual man, the high priest of Bethel is chasing prophet Amos away with the consent of the people and king. Mercy! Look at what he says and you will see that this is what we are going through. He says, "... The land is not able to bear all his Words"...
37 What rejoices us is that what comes from God ultimately triumphs and the midnight Cry will triumph. If you cannot stop an earthquake then you cannot stop this prophetic Message which has come from God to reach the whole world... [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
38 Then God sent John the Baptist. His father was a priest but he went to the desert to receive nothing from him. It is God who sent him, he had nothing to receive from man. You see? What does a prophet do in his generation? He attacks the whole of the priesthood. But since God does not raise up two messengers at a time, John the Baptist had to leave the scene to make way for the Lord Jesus. And that's what happened.
39 Then the Lord Jesus Christ began to feed Israel with a rod of iron. But the priests and the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes saw the thing differently. For them, if Jesus Christ thinks that they are wrong, he must build his own synagogue and prophesy there to those who want to listen to Him and go to Heaven and it is once in Heaven, we'll see who did well or wrong. But the Lord Jesus did not see things that way. For Him, He was the light of the world and the depositary of the truth and He was determined to go to the very end in a fight of which we know the end, that is, the death of the messenger. Then finally, He found himself alone against all. Alone against the people. Alone against Herod. Alone against Pilate. And John 9:22 says, "... the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed Him [to be the] Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue." You see?
40 And today, these same sons of the devil are here on the earth. And they say nothing because they say to themselves that when talking about the midnight Cry, they might make the propaganda of it and make the thing become famous. But they will eventually warn people against this book. Behold, you are warned. Some will read it to get knowledge from it while others will not speak of it as a precautionary measure because they think that the thing may come from God. But know that all those are children of the devil. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
41 When the Lord Jesus Christ was preaching, the Pharisees were saying in their synagogues ... Brethren, the Pharisees invited the greatest rabbi, the greatest theologian before Jehovah and that day, in his long satiny gown, with his long beard, after having read in the scroll of Moses, he showed that the Lord Jesus Christ was the greatest false prophet that Satan ever sent on earth since the foundation of the world. He said words to harden the people, to harden Israel. He said words like, "Who sacrificed himself to bring us out of Egypt? Moses or Jesus?... And all shouted Moses. And he said, this Moses is still alive and he is our prophet. And he demonstrated that Moses did not die and he asked, ‘who ever saw Moses’ tomb?’... Moses did not die, God hid him. Moses said: if somebody comes to tell you one day that I’m dead, don’t believe him. Prophets do not die. Their words are living and everlasting. And this Pharisee said: God gave two signs to Moses. And him, Jesus, what sign did God give him? He is a seducer because the scriptures say the Messiah shall be the Shepherd of Israel, the High priest Melchizedek and the priests must be of the tribe of Levi but this Jesus is of the tribe of Judah, which does not line up with what Moses told us. It’s not biblical. Moreover, he does not apply the Sabbath and his disciples eat without washing their hands. And this Jesus says nothing good except insulting men of God and synagogues. His Message is the insults: offspring of vipers, serpents in the grass, whited coffins, and so on. His Message is insults; God cannot send a man of God to insult people. And all the Jews were jubilant. They cried out for joy, they jumped... You see? They said: This Jesus says nothing good except exploiting the flaws and weaknesses of the synagogues and to seduce the weak but God be blessed because we are versed in the scriptures! Halleluiah!" And the people exclaimed, "Amen! Amen! Amen!"
42 And this rabbi continued saying, "This Jesus wants to lead everyone to Him alone while what God requires from us is to follow the law of Moses!!! And we can do that from anywhere, from any synagogue, be it Pharisee, Sadducee, Essene, Hellenist or Herodians. The differences in doctrines are nothing!!! What matters is Moses, it’s to live a good life!!! Pharisees, Sadducees, Hellenists, Zealots, Essenes, and so on , it's like black, yellow and white races. In Heaven, we will be one race!!! We are the vegetable garden of God composed of different flowers!!! Halleluiah! ... We're of Moses!!! Only Moses!!! Moses said it all!!! Moses revealed it all!!!" You see?
43 This Pharisee shouted with all his strength and the people was jubilant. They were reassured that the Lord Jesus Christ was the false prophet. You see? But who was this Jesus of whom they spoke in all the synagogues? But who was this Jesus whose disciples came from all the synagogues and all the tribes of Israel? Who is this Kacou Philippe about whom all the churches speak, about whom the pastors preach in their churches? Everybody is against him, everybody seeks to persecute him, everybody wants him to be in prison, to die. Who is then this Jesus? Who is then this prophet whose faithful come from all the races of the earth, from all the languages of the earth? Who is this prophet? Who is this prophet whose faithful come from all the churches of the world? Who is this prophet? It is the history repeating itself. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Brethren, this rabbi was so eloquent, so convincing, he was so biblical and after an hour of preaching, it was the apotheosis. They joyfully hugged one another. They blessed God they had not followed the Lord Jesus Christ and prayed that God would deliver those who, for them, have been seduced by Jesus Christ. And that’s what they will do again today.
44 But I Prophet Kacou Philippe, I also reply to tell them that they are the vegetable garden of Ahab and it’s for that garden that they killed Naboth, the prophets and Jesus and they are trying to crucify this Message again. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. It is a garden of blood and curse! It’s for that garden that Branhamists have hybridized the Message of William Branham.
45 You see? In the message of that rabbi, there are many demons among which the last is: "Moses revealed it all!" It is an old demon! When Paul was imposing himself as prophet, that old demon said, "Jesus has revealed it all!" When William Branham was preaching, that same demon said, "The Bible revealed it all!" And when the midnight Cry sounds today, that same old demon will say by the serpent's seed, "William Branham revealed it all!". They are obliged to say that because their ancestors said that. That is in their blood. You see? I’m talking of the blood of the snake that crawls in the bush!
46 Just as there are different blood groups and different rhesus, there is a difference of affinity between those who cannot believe in this Message and us. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
47 Yet, had Moses not actually revealed it all? That’s why God sent prophets! ... You see? Had Paul not revealed it all up to how the rapture would take place according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18? And did Paul not tell people to be consoled with that until the Lord comes? How does it come therefore that God sent some John Wesley, Martin Luther and William Branham and how does it come that God can no longer send prophets on the earth? You see?
48 But something mysterious, the Message of the Lord Jesus was gaining momentum and his enemies seeing their interests threatened, held a meeting. You see? But what He said was true on the only ground of the prophetic revelation upon which Salvation had already been built, not in Matthew 16:18 but since before the foundation of the world. Yet, even if what Jesus was saying did not line up with what Moses said, we must believe! Even if the disciples do not wash their hands before eating, we must believe! Even if Jesus does not follow the Sabbath, we must simply believe! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. 49 And the Bible tells us that they are priests who persuaded the people to choose Barabbas! Let’s read Matthew 27:20: "But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus." You see? Exactly like in the days of all the prophets. And they are pastors and prophets who will warn people against prophet Kacou Philippe today. It is the history that is repeating itself You see? And the Lord Jesus Christ predicted in Matthew 23:34-35 that He will send again prophets with the truth on earth and the religious world will reject them and persecute them. The whole world will reject them to build monuments to them after their death. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
50 Let us take Matthew 23 again now to close: "Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and [some] of them ye will kill and crucify, and [some] of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city; so that all righteous blood shed upon the earth should come upon you, from the blood of Righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar."
51 Well, what does the Lord say? I have sent prophets? No! But: I send unto you in the future, prophets! You've killed? No! But ... " Ye will kill and crucify, and [some] of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city." The Lord Jesus Christ will send prophets on the earth, prophets like those of the Old Testament.
52 What does prophet mean? From a Hebrew origin, the word nabi means "spokesman". The plural is Nebiim that is to say, "Spokesmen". Not anointing-bearer or miracles-bearer but spokesman! A prophet is at first the bearer of a Message from God for the world. And when God sends a prophet messenger on the earth, it means that there is no longer truth on earth. And he speaks and judges and condemns for God, with the sole authority which belongs to God alone. When a prophet messenger is on earth, there is no truth and Salvation but by him. No one can serve God but by him. And God confirms his Message through signs and wonders. And if he is true, the religious world will reject him. And he will be alone against all. Why? Because he represents a threat to the interest and authority of many people. And no one can believe in him without losing at least for a time what he was. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
53 And look in the assembly! You see Brother Oscar who is seated there, three months ago, he was an associate pastor in an evangelical church. Pastor Akobé and many others more. From pastors they were, they will become mere faithful? It is not easy but what is impossible to the sons of the devil is possible to the sons of God. You see? How will those pastors and prophets with their families, fed and housed by their churches do? You see?
54 If a man pretends to be a prophet and that he goes and joins with other prophets for seminaries, conventions and conferences, run away, it's a wolf! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
55 Now, listen this parable that the God of Heavens addresses to mankind: A Sheep going far away from its pen, left instructions to its young saying, "Close the door and lie down and do not open it till I am back!" And they said, "Mom, we have understood but bring us a lot of grass when you return!"... She lovingly sniffed them and walked away. Immediately, a wolf that was on the look-out approached and said, "Oh are you already sleeping? Open the door I'm a lamb like you, I come on behalf of your mother for the grass you asked for. Open the door! ". You see? He came with the word of their mom, the word of their absolute. He came with the Word of God. But the lambs looked at one other and said, "Are you one of us?" The wolf replied, "I'm one of you, open and you will see my white wool and you will see that I am one of you". Then one of the lambs was wise enough to look under the door and what did he see? Not hooves but wolf paws with claws that appeared slightly under a thick skin of sheep. And he cried, "It's a wolf, look at his paws under the door!" [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And the wolf feeling discovered, ran away. You see?
56 It is true that we need grass, meaning miracles, and Word but let’s know that we will get sick again and we will even die. Let us not bind our souls with miracles of seduction. The Lord Jesus Christ wants a wise Church according to Matthew 25 for He Himself is the consumption of wisdom. According to what we have learnt from Noah, Jeremiah, Elijah and all true prophets of God, as soon as a prophet approaches and says he went to a theological training, it’s a wolf! As soon as a prophet approaches not with a Message which is the light of his generation but with a church, it’s a wolf! As soon as a prophet approaches with a mission, a ministry or words of knowledge and not with the prophetic Message of his time, it’s a wolf! He must come with a prophetic Message that will open the eyes of the elect of his generation. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
57 The Word of God comes only to the prophet and the prophet comes toward the people with the Word because in the Beginning was the Word and if we are pure children of God, pure products of the Word, we will believe while everybody rejects that. The Church is by definition the whole of all those who got out of the churches to gather around the Message of their time. You see? As soon as a prophet appears and begins to fraternize with another prophet while they founded different churches, missions or ministries, they are wolves and don’t fail to tell them that it is the spirit of the devil that leads them. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. As soon as a man approaches and says that he is a prophet, ask him his call, his commission and where did God say in the Bible that someone would come to fulfill what he is doing. For example: Isaiah 40:3 announced that John the Baptist would come and John the Baptist himself said that in Matthew 3:1-3. Isaiah 61 had announced the Lord Jesus and the Lord Jesus Christ said that in Luke 4:16-21... And Isaiah 49:6 was talking about Paul saying, "I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my Salvation unto the end of the earth" and Paul said that in Acts 13:47...
58 And to close, I would like to say this: everyone, including Ewald Frank, recognizes that we are at midnight and William Branham at the end of his ministry said that we were minutes till midnight. And forty years after William Branham, how wouldn’t we be at midnight? You see? And on the basis of Daniel 12, you do not need Matthew 25:6 to believe. And on the only basis of Revelation 12:14, you do not need Matthew 25:6 to believe that there must be a midnight Cry. You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. In the evening time, Satan said that the Pillar of Cloud was a mere cloud of Tucson and if at midnight, he tells you that Matthew 25:6 is a mere parable, show him that. Show him Joshua 6, show him 1 Kings 19, show him Esther! Show him Isaiah 30. Show him the entire Bible! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
59 Now, notice that in a vision, William Branham was gathered with his own. God permitted him to see what would happen at his death. But notice that William Branham did not see Moses, he neither saw Jeremiah, nor Paul, nor Martin Luther, nor John Wesley. You see? Every messenger was with his group. When the messenger goes in, God shuts the door because the time of grace for this generation decreases and ends and darkness sets in again. You see? When Noah went into the ark, an extension of grace was granted to the earth for seven days! But this is not always obvious because, when Moses joined his group, the door was shut. When Moses went in after his ministry, the door was shut on Moses and his group. From Joshua, no one could get in with Moses. This is a particular revelation. All those who came after that, Moses told them to go towards him who sold the oil after him that is to say, Joshua. God has always had a man on earth in whom we must believe according to John 6:28-29 to have eternal Life. The work and the will of God, it is to believe in him whom He has sent. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
60 They said to William Branham there, "Paul is with his group! When you finish your ministry, you will be gathered with us and you will be judged according to what you preached..." And when Paul comes, he will not say what he did when he was under the law but everything will start for Paul the day when that light shone on the road to Damascus and when that voice spoke to him. And if that voice of Acts 9 is from God then happy are all those who followed him and woe to those who did not follow him. You see! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Paul will come with his group. He will come forward and say, "Lord, you called me in a vision according to the mission of Isaiah 49:6 and I received from You all what I preached ...". If God did not recognize Paul everything was over for all those who followed Paul. When Moses will move forward to the bar of the judgment of the white throne, he will say, "Lord, one day while we were still in Egypt, an angel called me from a burning Thorn-Bush and commissioned me ..." And in the same way, all will approach with their group, those they knew on the earth: Martin Luther and his group… John Calvin and his group… John Wesley and his group... Those they knew and with whom they walked on the earth.
61 And after them, we see Lutherans coming now. The Lutherans said, "Lord we also believe in Martin Luther, thy holy prophet!" And when they said that, Luther cried saying, "Me!!! I never knew you!!! Where did you see me? Which year did you believe?" They said, "In 1560". But Luther said, "In 1560, it was John Calvin! Take them to John Calvin." [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. But John Calvin having seen them said, "Lord all these said they were Lutherans when I was preaching on the earth" and John Calvin sent them back to Martin Luther who condemned them. In Luke 23:7 and 11, "Pilate having learned that He was of Herod's jurisdiction, remitted Him to Herod."
62 What will happen at the judgment of the white throne? First the Pharisees came and instead of Moses, they saw the twelve apostles and Jesus of Nazareth according to Matthew 19:28. They took fright and said, "We are disciples of Moses!" You see? That's what they said to Jesus in John 9:28. And Jesus said, "In this case, take them to Moses". You see? And when they came to Moses, Moses asked them, "But I never knew you on the earth, were you in the desert with me? When Korah and Dathan revolted, were you on my side? Do you know Aaron and Miriam?" The Pharisees said, "No!" Moses was astonished and said, "You were then with me in Egypt but you did not get out?" The Pharisees said, "No! We've lived on the earth around year 30, year 40! But we were faithful to you, we are your disciples!" Moses said, "Year 30? Then it is Jesus Christ! But!!! Why do you say you're of me? Had I not told you that the Lord your God would arouse you a prophet like me?" Go therefore to Jesus!" They said, "We beg you, Moses, do not do that to us! We defended you on earth, we beg you therefore to accept us by you!" But Moses told them, "But when you were on the earth , who was the prophet in that time? Is that me or Jesus?" They said, "We knew that Jesus preached on the earth." Moses said, "But that’s it! He was the prophet of your time. He was alive on the earth, you know Him! But as for me, you do not know me. You do not know Aaron, Miriam. You do not know anyone in my lot. You are not of my lot. You are rather of the lot of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. It is in them that you had to believe to be saved." [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!!"]. And the Pharisees were afraid when hearing the Name of Jesus and the Apostles, they knew that those ones were condemning them on earth and that in Heaven they will condemn them. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. When the Pharisees had heard the Name of Jesus, their heart leapt! A cold blood ran through them. They remembered that Jesus had told them on the earth in John 5:45, "Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] who accuses you, Moses, on whom ye trust". [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
63 We know that the Word of God is a judgment for the sons of the devil and when they say, "We're of Moses!" calling upon someone who is already dead, that means they have lost the trial before the living. We are of such and such a prophet already dead! You see? When the Pharisees asked to appear before Moses, the hearing was accepted but the Lord Jesus Christ told them that Moses would condemn them.
64 So to simplify everything, God has planned the judgment of the great white throne which is the type of the Jewish Sanhedrin, the type of our supreme court here. You see? In order not to accept Jesus, they registered on the list of the disciples of Moses. They said in John 9:28, "... We are disciples of Moses."
65 How can you be followers of him whom you did not know on the earth and who has not even lived in the same generation as you?
66 Yet after Moses, Baruch, son of Nerijah, was a disciple of Jeremiah and Elisha was a disciple of Elijah. You see? And in more than a thousand years later, they set themselves up as disciples of Moses in order not to accept Jesus Christ, the light of their time. And today, the great-grand-sons of those Pharisees, whom the hell awaits, have extended and continue to extend the list of the apostles and disciples of Jesus. Today, in year 2003, they are apostles and disciples of Jesus of Nazareth who was walking in the streets of Jerusalem and who had altogether twelve apostles and seventy disciples. You see?
67 But the devil can only seduce the one who is born to be seduced. Because the Bible says that if that was possible, the elect would be seduced but it is not possible! God is good and in his goodness, He will permit that one day the scales of blindness fall from our eyes. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
68 They ask for appearing before the white throne but as for those who believed the Message of their time, they will not come at the judgment at all, they have already been judged through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Moses will be the president of the supreme Court of all those who lived there in the desert of Sinai also like William Branham will for those who lived while he was the light of the world according to John 9:5. And I, Kacou Philippe speaking to you, I will be it for this generation. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. All those who are on the earth today, whether they believe in me or not, they are under my jurisdiction! And one day before God, at the judgment of the great white throne, we will appear over there before God. I see the film of the last judgment. Amen! Halleluiah!
69 The evangelical churches, descendants of the Pharisees, came and said to Him who is sitting on the throne, "We are of Jesus, we believed nothing except Jesus!" But the Lord Jesus Christ will tell them, "Were you in Israel when I was on earth? When I was on earth, I even told my disciples not to go towards the people of nations because my ministry was among my Jewish brethren, how then, you, men of nations, say: we are of Jesus, we were your disciples on earth?... Why do you say that? Had I not promised seven stars who are seven angels to whom you should listen to be saved? Why did you not listen to them? Depart from me, workers of lawlessness!" [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. You see?
70 The Lord Jesus said, "Have I not said in John 9:5 that, "AS LONG AS I am in the world, I am [the] light of the world" did you not read in the Bible that, before Me according to John 5:35, John the Baptist was the light of the world? And that, when I am no longer on earth, other prophets will be the light of the world to enlighten you after the example of Paul?" You See? They will be wordless. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. After the Lord Jesus Christ, Paul said: God established me as THE light of the world. Not a light of the world but THE light of the world. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And such and such church approached and it was the same.
71 The president of the church of Pentecost will approach with a big bible held close to his heart and will say, "Lord, I am apostle Yao Bio, I have worked many miracles in your Name." The Lord Jesus Christ will tell him, "You call yourself an apostle but for which of my messengers were you an apostle?" He will say, "Lord, as a precaution, I believed in no one except You, it’s of your Gospel that I was the apostle." The Lord will tell him, "My apostles were twelve in number, you were which one?" [Ed: the congregation shouts, "Amen!" Brother Philippe stops for a moment] ... And the great and famous Yao Bio, president of the great church of Pentecost was wordless and the Lord said, " Bind him feet and cast him outside, there where there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Had I not told you that the hour had come when the worship would be in spirit and truth and that it is not in Israel that they must look? Had not I told you I would walk among the nations in the midst of seven Golden lamps?
72 Had I not told you that as the lightning goes from the East to the West, so I would reveal myself to all the nations of the earth? Had I not told you in Matthew 23:34-35 that I will still send prophets on earth? And when Paul was on the scene in the East, was it not Me? And when Antipas was on the scene according to Revelation 2:13, was it not Me? And when my servant Martin of Tours was on the scene in France, was it not Me? And when John Calvin was on the scene in Switzerland, was it not Me? And when John Huss, Saint Patrick, John Wycliffe ... were on the scene, was it not Me? And when Martin Luther was on the scene in Germany, was it not Me? And when John Wesley was on the scene, was it not Me? And when William Branham was on the scene, was it not Me? And when Matthew 25:6 was being fulfilled with Kacou Philippe, was it not Me? Why did you not believe in them? In the same way that I sent Elijah the Tishbite, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Haggai, Hosea, Zechariah, Amos, Zephaniah, Isaiah, and all the prophets to the Jews, so, to you as well, I have sent these ones according to my promise of Matthew 23:34 and you rejected them! Depart from me, workers of lawlessness!" [Ed: The congregation shouts with joy, Brother Philippe stops again a bit].
73 And then Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Doug Batchelor, Billy Graham, Edir Macedo, Valdemiro Santiago, Silas Malafaia, Paula White and Joyce Meyer came forward like apostle Yao Bio and it was the same judgment and the same sentence! And Chris Oyakhilome, David Owuor, Emmanuel Makandiwa, Uebert Angel, T. B. Joshua, David Oyedepo, Alberto Mottesi, Claudio Freidzon, and Dante Gebel came forward like apostle Yao Bio and it was the same judgment and the same sentence! And Benny Hinn, Manasseh Jordan, Jesse Jackson, John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Joaquim Gonçalves, Donald Parnell, Alejandro Bullón and Guillermo Maldonado came forward like apostle Yao Bio and it was the same judgment and the same sentence! And the holy angels and all the creatures of which in the Heaven shouted for joy saying: Halleluiah! Hosanna! Halleluiah! Hosanna! [Ed: The congregation shouts "Halleluiah! Hosanna!"].
74 If there is a vulture here, let him keep quiet because eagles are eating. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. We are fish, we are born fish and we are not asking crabs to become fish like us, nor to crows to become eagles like us!
75 Someone rises, builds a religious organisation calling that church, and proclaims himself apostle, pastor, teacher, evangelist or disciple ... not of the prophet messenger of his time but of Jesus of Nazareth whom he did not know and some people follow him like animals. You see? And yet, that is an old pagan practice. I cite only two examples: I am going to read that! [Ed: Brother Philippe looks for the page]... It is Daniel-Rops, History of the Church of the apostles, page 157, I am going to read that: "And when the emperor Constantine feels his end approaching, he makes a basilica built in honour of the holy apostles with twelve sarcophagi of porphyry, commemorating their memory and a thirteenth being reserved for him".
76 And you know the largest basilica in the world is in Ivory Coast with a thirteenth image, that of Houphouet Boigny, representing a thirteenth apostle of Jesus. You see? And like Constantine and Houphouet, you are free to extend the list of disciples and apostles of Jesus as your fathers also made themselves disciples of Moses instead of accepting the Lord Jesus Christ, the light of their time. You, Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals and Branhamists, you missions and ministries if God saves one of you or saves one of those who follow you, He must apologize to the Pharisees and save them all, including Judas Iscariot! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
77 But we know that God never sends a church on earth but a Message and those who get forth from organizations to gather around that Message they are the ones who form the Church. But first a Message, something new that the world does not know and that comes as the light of the world. You see? With Moses, he brought the law, and each prophet came with a Message… not with a synagogue but a Message contained in a book. You'll never see the church or synagogue of the prophet so-and-so but a Message ... And it is through this Message that his generation is judged on earth and that his generation will be judged before God in the Heaven.
78 John Wesley will say to the Lutherans who refused his Message on the earth, "Think not that I John Wesley, I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] who accuses you, Martin Luther on whom ye trust." William Branham could say to Methodists," Think not that I William Branham, I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] who accuses you, John Wesley on whom ye trust." And I can say to the Branhamists, "Think not that I Kacou Philippe, I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] who accuses you, William Branham on whom ye trust." [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. At the judgment, the Branhamists, who heard the midnight Cry and rejected it, came and it was the same. It is prophetic!
79 If you have lived on earth in year 2002, you are under the jurisdiction of Matthew 25:6. Whether you are Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals or Branhamists or a member of those so-called revealed or restored churches or missions and ministries, if it is God who gave me this Message ... Like Isaiah and Jeremiah, the one who condemned you on earth since 2002 will be your judge before God. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
80 And then, the Pharisees dragged their long scrolls to the bar and said, "We are of Moses." They would say today, " We are of Jesus!" That’s at this moment where others from among the Branhamists came to the bar! And they said, "Lord, we did not reject prophet Kacou Philippe but as a precaution, we were awaiting the vindication to join with him ..." And the Lord will tell them, "But you who have the evening Message what sign were you waiting for??? Which vindication!!! … They will say, "Lord, have you not vindicated William Branham by the Pillar of Fire?"… And the Lord will say to them, "Which vindication permitted to accept Jeremiah, Isaiah, Haggai, Hosea, Joel, Daniel, Zephaniah, Habakkuk… Martin Luther, John Wesley, and others? You who have the notion of prophet, you were waiting for the vindication while some Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Pentecostal prostitutes were getting in??? Have I signed a pact of vindication with you??? Does the Bible say that I was obliged to do that??? Depart from Me and go into the fire which has been prepared for you since before the foundation of the world!!!" [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And it is William Branham himself who condemned them before God according to John 5:45!
81 Know that once you have rejected the Gospel of your time, it is over for you!!! Your fasts and prayers are abominations! Your zeal, your fruits of Galatians 5:22 are abominations and above all, your Jesus is Satan. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
82 And when a prophet messenger is preaching, any pastor, teacher, prophet, evangelist or apostle who does not carry his Message is from the devil. You have to be the echo of his Message otherwise it is the devil that you serve.
83 When Noah was preaching, you could not serve God except by leading people to believe in the Message of Noah. When Jeremiah was preaching, you could not serve God in your synagogues but by leading people to believe what Jeremiah was saying. When the Lord Jesus Christ was preaching, you could not serve God but by leading people to follow the Message of Jesus. When Amos was preaching, God could not recognize the priesthood of Amaziah except if he recognized Amos because the Bible says in John 6:28-29 that ... let us read that: "They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom He has sent". You see?
84 You cannot serve God unless you believe in him that He has sent today. He that has ears to hear, let him hear!