(Preached on Sunday morning, February 10, 2008 in Adjamé, Abidjan – Ivory Coast)
1 Brethren, concerning the adversaries of the Message, at the appointed time, God Himself will answer them. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen!"]. They are people who will become nothing on the earth.
2 When God will send again a true prophet on earth, his ministry will be well identified in the Bible. He will start preaching his Message, starting first with his call and commission and he shall increase and I shall decrease! [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen”].
3 There is one named Joseph Colman in New York but William Branham said that no messenger would ever rise again out of the American areas. Yet, this Joseph Colman sets himself up as an African in connection with the midnight Cry, according to his followers. He would better go and look for his country in Africa because New York is not an African country. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen”].
4 If God wants to use an African, it is not a mixed race person or some French-Ivorian or Ivorian-French but it is an African that He will use. Even most of the African constitutions do not say that a Caribbean, Martinican, Arab or German can be candidate to the presidency because he is black. You see? …
5 And we can see that the shadow of the midnight Cry will never cease to hover over Branhamist councils and synods. And we also see that now, each circular letter of Ewald Frank talks about the midnight Cry or tries to contradict what the midnight Cry says. See for example the circular letter of December 2007…
6 And talking about the midnight Cry, Ewald Franck says that, those towards whom the foolish virgins will go to buy the oil according to Matthew 25:9, are evangelical churches because those ones talk only about money in their vigils and gatherings. It is a good revelation for a Branhamist because Branhamists look upon Catholics, Protestants and evangelicals as Christians and can let those ones lay their hands upon them to receive their anointing, that is oils but the littlest of all those who believe in me will never do that. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen”]. You see?
7 Who are those who sell oil according to Matthew 25:9? I do not know and I will not make any research to know it but the day when the Angel of April 24, 1993 will reveal it to me, it will be an eternal truth that no one will be able to contradict. [Ed: The congregation says, “Amen”].
8 Well. Today I want to preach on the subject: "The Cloud that sets things". And we are certain that it is in this way that God always works.
9 And it is in this sense that brethren Kadjo Bernard, Okobé Richmond, Bitty and Aman Martin have been mandated by I myself for nobler tasks. And it is to them that I am speaking first when I am preaching and they are the ones to whom you must speak when you do not understand something. They are my apostles as Peter and John were apostles of the Lord Jesus when He was on the earth.
10 They are mandated for that and I said that their mandate of apostle gave them the right to settle all the problems in the assemblies. [Kc.67v5]
à 11 And each pastor must understand that the assembly or the mission field is nobody’s plantation. You can be there today and disappear tomorrow to leave the place to another one or because God calls you somewhere else.
12 If that pastor thinks that it is injustice, let him appeal to the prophet or let him sit down and the God of the midnight Cry shall do justice to him. You see? [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
13 If a brother is in the number of the four apostles or preachers who work with the four apostles and that he is excommunicated, he will no longer reintegrate into their bosom but he can be a preacher in an assembly.
14 And after them, I also gave mandate to Brothers Benié Laurent, Brekou Darius and Zadi Robert to organize my meetings like all the other meetings in connection with the Message. I will go to the meetings they will find necessary to. And these three brothers in charge of organizing my meetings can be in company of the four apostles during great trips if need be.
15 Well! Now, I would like to say that these brothers must not think that they are super spiritual men or heroes because they are witness that it is in humility that the prophet himself has been elevated and has fulfilled God’s will.
16 In the same way, it is in humility that they too, will fulfil God’s will. It is by the faithful, preachers, pastors and now by them also that I am something, trying relentlessly to respect them. It is in that that the Lord will lead them and will elevate them. And my prayer is that the Lord may give them wisdom to perpetuate the vision.
17 When I talk about humility, I do not mean clothing or the look; on the contrary, I would really like to see them and even all the brethren in jacket like Brother Darius. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
18 These four brothers will thus play the role of calling the assemblies, preachers and pastors to order. They are the apostles for Ivory Coast.
19 And now, you need to understand that it is of them and their preachers that I talk when I say that preachers will come to preach one or two Sundays in the month. And that if possible in the presence of the pastor of that assembly.
20 The pastor of an assembly cannot go and preach somewhere in another assembly unless he is on a journey or the assembly of which he is the pastor is not having a service at the same time. You see?
21 Well! These four apostles will be able to work with other preachers if they find it necessary. Not with pastors but with preachers who have perhaps once been pastors. Therefore, if a pastor is to be part of them, his responsibility of pastor must be entrusted to someone else.
22 And I have asked that the missionary offerings may be directly given to them so that they can make use of it autonomously without them having to give any account to anyone. Every first fruit and tithe of the tithe is the exclusiveportion of the prophet messenger. If your first fruit is used, even in part or by mistake, it loses its value of first fruit and cannot be paid back. And I have decided that for every tithe of a church member, what comes beyond one thousand dollars will be given as missionary offering to the apostles. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
23 And it is an apostle who determines the use of the tithes and offerings in a country. But apart from these ones, each assembly can have its own preachers. All that is the Cloud that sets things. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
24 In seven days, God set each thing in its place but Eve, Adam’s bride came after that! And, on this side, after the seven Church ages and the seven earthly messengers, Esther appears with the midnight Cry. You see? She appears after each thing was set in its place! And that’s what I going to talk about in a moment…
25 Well! This morning, I want to preach then, as I have said, on the subject: "The Cloud that sets things". You see?
26 And now, look at this: the Spirit of God — the seven Spirits of God — was hovering, depicting the plan of redemption on some waters in God’s mind before the foundation of the world. And the spirit of the devil was also there to cause God’s plan of redemption to fail so that when God would carry the plan of redemption out, he can cause it to fail as we can see it in Revelation 12:14.
27 Then God came out of eternity to carry it out in Genesis. It is written: "And God said, let there be this thing! …". "And God said, let there be that other thing … and so the thing was! …". You see?
28 Thus, in God’s mind, everything had been set by the Cloud, even the four rivers but Adam and Eve fell. In spite of that, God carried this plan out and in this book of Genesis, even the four rivers were set and Adam and Eve fell by the serpent. If God had changed the plan or tried several plans, He would not be God; He would not be what the Bible says He is! You see?
29 And after Genesis, the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy were set but all the Jews fell in the desert by the fiery serpent. Then, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were positioned and the Lord was raised on the cross like the serpent of brass. But there was a resurrection and then a small book of the Acts of the Apostles like Joshua’s book. And the Church which is founded upon the four Gospels was to fall in Rome, where Satan, the ancient serpent, has his throne. But it was not yet the end.
30 After that, the Church having reached Laodicea and the evening time was to admire that ancient serpent to the point of saying that the anointings of divination in the evangelical churches are the oil of Matthew 25:9. The true church was seduced in front of magic and occult practices of the evangelical churches.
31 As many times as God carried this plan out, as many times, the serpent would cause it to fail. But at the end, a people arises out of the earth and receives the two wings of the great eagle to be first carried away from the face of the serpent! Then to be purified, made white and refined in a fifth Kingdom that will be set up on the earth and that will bring the saints back to eternity! [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. This time, when the serpent comes, despite its craftiness and seduction power, it is to fight because this people knows it in all its aspects.
32 The Bible says that, these Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches will be on the earth when God will do this thing. 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."
33 Another passage, Daniel 7:17 says: "These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the most high places shall receive the Kingdom, and they shall possess the Kingdom for ever, even to the ages of ages."
34 The first beast is the Catholic church including the orthodox Catholic church and the Roman Catholic church and all the Catholic tendencies. The second beast, they are the protestant churches including the old Lutheran, Baptist, Anabaptist, Zwinglian, Calvinist tendencies and others. The third beast, they are all the evangelical tendencies including the missions and ministries, camps and groups of prayers, retreat centres, Christian NGOs etc. And the fourth nameless beast, they are all the Branhamist tendencies without any exception. The pagans call them: "church with no denomination"…
35 You see? All started with the Word in the first age in Eden, as in the first age of the Judaism with Moses, as in the first age of Christianity with Paul. And on the seventh day, God rested. And on the eighth day, Eve came into existence and she was the mother of a new order and the devil could access to Eve in accordance with all that was set by the Cloud in God’s mind. And in spite of that, God saw that the plan was very good for He had the power for redemption and purification. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
36 And God thus carried his plan out since Genesis and from generation to generation. And on this side, after the seventh earthly messenger and the disgrace of the Branhamist Vasthi, Esther was to come with Hegai, an eighth chamberlain from among the seven. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
37 Notice that to the power for redemption was to be added the power to purify, make white and refine this bride of the nations.
38 And we can see throughout all the Bible, this Cloud setting things and going ahead of the people of Israel. All the Bible shows this Cloud setting things. But we can see it in Genesis chapter 1 then with Moses and finally on this side in the seventh age as several among those who come from the evening time Message could see it photographed in Tucson on the Sunset mountain. What it is? It is the Cloud that sets things. And if you have spiritual eyes, you will see that this Cloud is here. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
39 And if you had known and understood the great prophet Moses, you would know and follow the little Joshua! [Ed:the congregation says, "Amen"]. If you had known and understood the great prophet Elijah, you would know and follow the little Elisha! [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. If you had known and understood the great prophet William Branham, you would know and follow the little prophet Kacou Philippe. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].And all the creatures which are in the sky and on the earth will say "Amen" to this Word. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
40 And if you are a son of God and if you have been baptised by John the Baptist, the greatest of all the born of women, the man who baptised the Lord Jesus-Christ, you will accept to be re-baptised by Paul, the former persecutor of Christians. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. Yes, dear Branhamists! And if you had known and understood William Marrion Branham, you would know who I am without you being told! Like the Muslims, the Branhamists were born after the death of William Branham. Every child born a year after the death of his father is an illegitimate child.[Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
41 The same plan that God carried out in his mind before the foundation of the world, it is the same plan that He descended in Eden, in the Cloud to carry out and it is the same plan that He will carry out from generation to generation. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. Have you understood that? May God bless you! The Cloud that sets things.
42 At the beginning in Genesis, the Bible says that the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. It was the Pillar of Cloud in daytime and the Pillar of Fire at night. Not that It was hovering there only or that It was used to hovering there but because the fall had already taken place in God’s mind before the foundation of the world and It was hovering there in order to do something for the redemption of man, in order to set things for our redemption. You see?
43 In God’s mind, the sin had already occurred and Satan and his angels had already been cast out of Heaven on the earth and had already owned the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches.
44 And even before Adam and Eve were formed on earth, the Cloud was hovering there! What for? To set things! … And it was said: "And God says this thing be this way! …". "And God says that other thing be that way! …" And thus was the thing made and set.
45 The earth, the heavens, matter, time… everything according to its order for our redemption. And after that, this Cloud that came out of eternity to set things, was to continue over time until it brings man back to eternity whence he has originated because the perfect thing is eternity. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"].
46 Time, climates the various seasons and all that you can see are only the consequences of sin.
47 Every generation, every nation, every prophet, every action, even wars on the earth as we can see in the book of Daniel, were the things scheduled and set by the Cloud since old times for our redemption. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. You see? The Cloud that sets things…