KACOU 65: THE KEYS THAT TURN IN THE HEAVEN (Preached on Sunday morning, November 04, 2007 in Anyama, then in Adjamé, Abidjan – Ivory Coast)
1 May God bless you! It is a privilege again for us to meet here to listen to the holy Word of God. We have not had any confession this morning and that delights us. The more we increase in number and get mature, the more the confessions decrease; that is what we notice.
2 This morning, I want to preach on Revelation 19. It is a key message of the Bible. I want to show who that horseman of Revelation 19 is but before that, I will talk about a lot of things.
3 Well, after I preached Kacou 63, the children of the devil broke their silence saying that the Message is entirely true but that I have just deviated… How can you say that I have deviated whereas you have never believed in me? And how can I be false whereas the Message that makes me a prophet is entirely true? The Lord Jesus said to them in Matthew 7:17-18, "So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless tree produces bad fruits. A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits." You see?
4 After having published everywhere that I was dead, they have just given birth to another demon called, "He has deviated". But it must be thus, for not all of those who are here are children of God. Where are the wise virgins, where are the foolish virgins and the mixed multitude? And how will we know who is this or that if God does not allow anything to happen? You see?
5 When God said to Moses to take the Ethiopian woman, when God said to him, "Do it!", the true sons of God said, "We have not seen the Angel and the Lamb and we have not heard the Words the Lamb pronounced, but we entirely believe It …". [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. When God said to Hosea, "Do it!", the true sons of God had the same reaction. When God said to Isaiah, "Do it!", the true sons of God had the same reaction. It was never said that these prophets deviated or even that a prophet of God has ever deviated. That never called their ministry into question. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
6 But God allowed that in order to drive out those who were not ordained to eternal Life, 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!"].
7 God is omniscient and He can see the prophet completing his mission even before He calls him and even before the latter starts his mission on earth! And those who were to believe in this prophet have already believed in God's mind before the foundation of the world, before that takes place on earth. God knows the exact number of the great crowd of April 24, 1993 and it is because of those who were not there and who are seated here that He sends those kinds of tests in order to drive them out of the midst of his people! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
8 And despite that, those who were in the vision and who are not yet here will come! And you could see in the sister's second vision that there were blacks, white people and people of all the races on the earth. And if people of all the races and all the nations on earth do not come here because of that, then I will see that I have deviated and that I am a false prophet. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
9 How often was I told that pastoral schools were studying this book to find errors in it? How many Baptist, assemblies of gods and evangelical seminaries have been held without any error being found in a Message coming from a person with no high education?
10 I am not a prophet by the hand of men and I could not be so by the hand of men but by the Hand of God.
11 Although Moses killed the Egyptian, God declared him the kindest man all over the earth in his time. And David, despite the death of Uriah, was declared the man after God's heart and he was king and prophet and the author of the Psalms. And from among his five hundred wives, it was to Bathsheba that was born Solomon who was king and prophet, the author of Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and Song of Songs. And although William Branham asserted that the rapture would take place in 1977 in the sermon On the 70 weeks of Daniel, God vindicates him and declares him an infallible prophet. God does not make a human calculation! God is sovereign and He is free to do what He wants. Amen!
12 Let's sing first a song before taking our Bibles in Revelation 19… Let's sing how good it is to praise God! [Ed: The congregation sings, How good it is to praise God].
13 Well, now let's take Revelation 19, I want to read verses 1 to 16. [Ed: Brother Philippe reads Revelation 19:1-16…] I would like to entitle this preaching: "The keys that turn in the Heaven".
14 Now before getting to Revelation 19, I would like to come ahead with this… because we are in the time of Matthew 25:6. And unbelief does not stop God! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
15 Well, it is spoken of a glorious personage. And if the Heaven and the earth and the prophets and saints bear this testimony of him, that shows that God will grant him by grace what was not granted to several of his prophets.
16 And on that basis, I would like to say that before the foundation of the world, in God's mind, when this man was a spirit, he was a prophet and God had given him a vision on some April 24, 1993, in God's mind and he had victoriously completed the mission that God had assigned to him and you were there with him shouting for joy before the foundation of the world!
17 And in a second phase, when he was both male and female as in Genesis 1:27 and that God had given him a vision again on some April 24, 1993, he was a prophet and had victoriously completed this mission again! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. The keys were turning both on earth and in Heaven.
18 Let's take Revelation 19:1-16 now… Notice that first that this passage presents three tables. From verse 1 to verse 5, it is the first table! From verse 6 to verse 10, it is the second table. And from verse 11 to verse 16, it is the third table. And these three tables show the same thing like the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You see? What John saw in the first table, it is what he sees through two other tables.
19 Well, now let's take verses 9 and 10: It is written, "And He says to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the Supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And He says to me, These are the true Words of God. And I fell before his feet to do Him homage. And He says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the Spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus." You see?
20 John, that is the Church, followed that angel; angel means messenger. God had sent him a messenger and at a given time of the ministry of that angel, when John saw how profound the Message of the angel contained in the book was… You see? The Angel said to him as in Matthew 25:6: behold the Bridegroom, the Word ... These are the true Words of God! And the angel said to him: See you do it not, I am not Jesus! I am your fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus, that is to say Christians!
21 It is thus an angel, one of the messengers that God would send to the nations during the seven ages of the Church of the nations, more precisely he that would come at midnight. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. William Branham said that the Church disappears in Revelation 4 after the evening times to reappear in Revelation 19. William Branham says, "The first three chapters of the book of Revelation reveals all the happenings unto the Church. Then, from the 3rd chapter unto the 19th chapter of Revelation, there is no more seen of the Church. The Church goes up at the 4th chapter of Revelation, and returns back at the 19th chapter of Revelation, the Bride and the Groom, together, coming to the earth." Confer the brochure the Feast of the trumpets ref. 37 and the brochure: Revelation chapter four.
22 All the chapter of Revelation 19 is fulfilled on earth. Each one of the 21 verses of Revelation 19 is fulfilled on earth! John saw that that angel was the Lord Himself! William Branham also saw that that angel was the Lord Himself! But he was not the Lord! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Since the Apostles, it has been taught that the horseman of Revelation 19 was Christ Himself! Theologians taught that that horseman was Christ. But he was not the Christ! And the 12th verse says that there were many diadems upon his head but the diadems are crowns for queens. Amen!
23 And as in the two visions, the sister sees the man from the back, standing before the waters and in the second table the same man was sitting upon a white horse. And he is dressed all in white and he must go forth conquering and that he might conquer. And she could say that her soul loved him.
24 You see? The Apostle John sees a third table and it is this same glorious angel who rides, it is this same personage who is sitting here on a white horse. And the Bible says that the armies which are in the Heaven followed him in the Heaven. And now, the armies which are on earth follow him on the earth. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. They are not the armies which will be manifested on earth from his Message or that he has himself formed but the armies of the Heaven which are on earth, that is to say the armies of God which are on the earth, the Churches of God which are on earth will follow him. Amen!
25 And that is exactly what is happening on the earth in such a way that we are actors of Salvation in order to have a portion in Salvation like our fathers who weren't told any historical facts but who experienced Salvation by themselves in their time. Our fathers, the saints from generation to generation experienced Salvation on earth with a living prophet in their midst like us too, it was given to us to experience Salvation in our time with a living prophet messenger among us. If I am the fulfillment of biblical prophecies, then you too are! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. We are not explaining or telling what somebody did forty years or two thousand years ago but we are writing the Bible and what is happening here, that is what the children of the devil after us will magnify when that can no longer give eternal Life!
26 And regarding the revelation of who that angel is, that is written on his acts and on his thigh and so that cannot be revealed, understood and accepted but by the Bride alone! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
27 It had seemed to John that that Angel was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself for who is this one who manifests so many prophets and saints and who fufills so many prophecies? The Bible says that he moves on the Clouds of the Heavens. And the Clouds of the Heavens, they are the holy angels! But we know that if the angels sang at his birth, angels will accompany him throughout his ministry; for, the ministry is more glorious than the birth. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. But despite all that, that angel was not the Lord Jesus Christ! John had simply not understood the Message well!
28 But still it is said that it was written upon his thigh, "Lord of Lords, King of Kings". Amen!
29 Well, I would like to read Daniel 7:13-14. Notice that in Revelation 19:10, John wanted to worship this messenger. John had thought that it was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself under another form. John fell before his feet to worship him. And he said, who can say these words? Who can reveal these things if it is not the Lord Jesus? And when the sister saw him in the second vision, she said, "Will such a man walk on earth?" If it were a white man, she would make the same mistake as John! You see? It was not Christ. And John was told, see you do it not, I am simply an angel, a messenger. You see?
30 I read Daniel 7:13-14 now, …" And I saw in the night visions, and behold, there came with the Clouds of Heaven one like a son of man, and he came up even to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before Him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Not one like THE Son of Man but one like a son of man, meaning a prophet. This horseman of Revelation 19 is not the Christ but a prophet who will be manifested on earth. A manifestation of Christ Himself! Amen!
31 Why did God show this to Daniel? God did it for it was by the time when Daniel's Spirit would come again on earth for the revelation of the unknown tongue, that God would fulfill Revelation 19. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. It is the same passage of Revelation 19:11. And pastors, teachers, theologians and all the religious men on earth, whether they are of God or not, taught that it was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself because the time of the revelation and the fulfillment had not come yet.
32 And the 27th verse says, talking about the fifth Kingdom it is written, "But the Kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the Kingdoms under the whole Heavens, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most high places. His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him." Amen!
33 There can't be any kingdom without a king; this is why this man, like the son of man of Daniel 7:13-14, receives the kingship over this fifth Kingdom. But the real King, it is the Ancient of days leading his Kingdom through this son of man like Samuel for a time. You see? Revelation 19:16 says that He is, "The King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords"…
34 This kingship and dominion are spiritual, that is why in the vision of April 24, 1993, it was his soul that went to stand on the waters and the soul of no man born of a man and a woman could go near the Angel and the Lamb unless it was brought near before them! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
35 God is a Spirit, and in the human form, Daniel had indeed recognized Him and called Him, "The Ancient of days", that is to say the Lord Jesus Christ. But as for the other character, Daniel did not know who it was! But he knew that it was not Christ. Amen! Daniel could not worship him in spite of the kingship and the dominion that were given to him! And on this side in Revelation 19, all the religious men of the earth thought of doing him homage, thinking that that horseman was Christ Himself but the Spirit of Daniel recognized that it was not Christ! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. You see? Philippe means, "He that likes horses" or "He that rides", that is: horseman.
36 And the reward of Laodicea is a throne as Revelation 3:21 shows it because it is a kingship. Amen!
37 Humanity is coming from a Spirit which is that of God. And as the book of Daniel shows it, humanity became four empires, four terrestrial kingdoms which are the Babylonian kingdom, the Medo-Persian kingdom, the world Greek kingdom and the Roman Empire. And after that, there rose an invincible fifth kingdom which is Christianity and this kingdom, that is Christianity also became four beasts for it was not the perfect thing!
38 And those four beasts were the Roman Catholic empire, the empire of Protestants, the empire of evangelicals and in fourth place, a nameless beast which is the Branhamist empire. Just as Nebuchadnezzar's image which had the feet partly of iron and partly of clay, there were also the western Branhamism with Branham's sons and the eastern Branhamism in Europe with Ewald Frank and Alexis Barilier. But after those four beasts, all the saints on earth shall recognize that the holy spirits which animate the four beasts are demons.
39 And Daniel 2:44 says, "And in the days of these kings shall the God of the Heavens set up a Kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the sovereignty thereof shall not be left to another people: it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, but itself shall stand for ever." [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. And what formed Christianity in the beginning is what will form this fifth Kingdom that shall not be destroyed. You see? This is the exact truth!
40 The great King and Prophet Himself walked on earth 2000 years ago and nobody paid attention to Him and as long as He sends kings and prophets on earth, thus will it be. Compare the Lord Jesus Christ to the pope of Rome and to the church presidents, it is as though you were comparing day and night while one says he is the slave of the other …
41 The pope says he is the slave of Christ, the greatest on earth claiming to be the slave of the smallest on earth. And this is exactly what is happening on earth today! How can the pope of Rome accept to be my slave, me, a so little man? How can the presidents of churches, bishops, reverends of the earth accept to be my slaves, me, a so little man? But the saints of the earth will recognize the star of their time and will walk in the light and the footsteps of the star. It has always been so from generation to generation since the foundation of the world and in our generation, it will be so and after us, it will always be so. God will send a prophet on the earth and the saints in his time will walk in his light! He that can understand, let him understand!