(Preached on Thursday evening, October 30, 2008 in Anyama near Abidjan - Ivory Coast)
1 Christ means "anointed" and every man performing miracles is a Christ, that is to say an anointed. And the moment these miracles do not lead people towards the Message of his time, then he is a false Christ. And now, it is spoken of prophets, meaning that in this time in which we are living, some people will come with some pretended revelations, others will write books, will try to bring new things but all those ones, God is calling them false prophets because they are voices of discontent. And it is said nowhere that they will be doing what they are doing today. They are false prophets and voices of discontent. Amen! May God bless you!
2 First, I am going to answer two questions and talk about Matthew 24:24 this evening. Who are those false anointed and false prophets of Matthew 24:24? Where are they and what are they doing? It is time for us to know it in these days of great seduction on the earth. The Bible says that if times were not cut short, no flesh would be saved. And Genesis 6:12 says that all flesh had corrupted their ways. But seeing the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches, we feel like if the Lord tarries, there will be many more saved. And despite the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ and the prophets warned us, the whole mankind is plunged in this seduction.
3 Well, I come to the questions. The first one is, "Brother Philippe, what is it of a brother who is far from an assembly and who has a sin to confess?" … If he is far but in the same country, he will confess it the day he will be in an assembly! If he is seriously sick or if he is in another country where there is no assembly, he will do it through his pastor and the pastor will let him know the decision of the assembly.
4 The second question is, "Any African logically bears an African name, how does it come then that your name is just Kacou Philippe?" From my birth to this day, I have been called by only one name: Philippe! All my life, my father and my mother and all my parents have been calling me by only one name: Philippe! A nickname was on my birth certificate but my father removed it! I have no right to change my name but God and he have the right to do so! All the children of my father are called by African names except me alone! My father, my mother, my brothers and my sisters have never called me by another name than Philippe! From my birth to this day, my name is: Philippe!
5 Well, you were expecting a radio show on last Sunday. But that meeting did not take place! We could not accept a confrontation in which we can be filmed without allowing us to film as well.
6 Well, Let’s take our Bibles now in Matthew 24:24 … "For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect." Keep in this mind: "false christs, and false prophets…!"
7 First, what is an anointed? An anointed is a person on whom there is an anointing! And that anointing can lead him to manifest any gift of 1 Corinthians chapter 12. An anointed is neither announced by a precise verse of the Bible nor is he a carrier of the keys of the Kingdom of Heavens! An anointed, it is a man or even a woman who comes with miracles and wonders with no Message! And their miracles have no limit; they can even raise some dead people and in the Bible we saw Jannes and Jambres turning some dry pieces of wood into snakes. Like Moses, they turned dry sticks into living beings! But unlike them, Moses had the Word, a Message for all mankind.
8 Now, notice this: an anointed comes firstly with an anointing as his name indicates it. That is a property of his own! Anointed means: somebody upon whom there is an anointing! But as for the Word, an anointed cannot come with a particular revelation of the Word for a generation as we see it with the prophet messengers. But he comes with the existing Word. An anointed comes with two things: the "It is written" or the "It is also written"! To the point that even his greeting can be a biblical verse. If it is not: "Shalom" then it is: "I greet you by these verses of Paul’s to the Corinthians! I greet you by 2 Timothy."
9 But the prophet messenger comes with the Word as his name indicates it. In Hebrew, rabbi means: master but the Hebrew for prophet is nabi which means literally: mouthpiece of a divinity! A prophet comes with four things: The "It is written", the "It is also written", the "Thus saith the Lord" and the "I say unto you"! You see? An anointed comes with biblical verses and everything he says must be biblical but the prophet brings the revelation of the hidden mysteries! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. An anointed does not even have the right to move a written Word. He only has to use it! When a bishop, a reverend, a pastor, an apostle, a prophet of church, an evangelist or teacher begins to perform miracles while he is not the echo of what the prophet of his time is saying, he is an anointed and a servant of the devil. He believes himself serving God, he is sincere, he has revelations but he is a servant of the devil. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
10 But the prophet can say: You have heard of a river in Eden but I say unto you that it is not question of a natural river but a spiritual one! The prophet can say that: You have heard that two angels went down to Sodom and Gomorrah but I say unto you that these two Angels are neither Gabriel and Michael nor Billy Graham and Osborn but Elijah and Moses! You see?
11 The prophet comes with a new revelation, announcing even what is not written! Because he is the continuity of the Bible, he is the continuity of God's revelation! The prophet can say, "I am the fulfillment of such a prophecy of the Bible, this passage of the Bible is related to me!"
12 The prophet can say, "Moses said that but now, I say this unto you!" [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. The Apostle Peter said, "Repent, and be baptised, each one of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for remission of sins…!" But I say unto you, "Repent, and be baptised, each one of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for restitution!" And if I am a true prophet then any other baptism is false! You see? I can say, "You have been told that there are five ministries in Ephesians 4:11 but I say unto you that there are only four ministries of the Word! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. William Branham and his posterity have been saved although having used King James, Scofield, Louis Segond bibles… but I, Prophet Kacou Philippe, I say unto you that: King James, Scofield and Louis Segond are passports to hell today! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
13 An anointed has nothing to do with particular revelations concerning the Word of God! He can say exactly, "God reveals me that your name is this and that you will have a job, you will have a husband … God reveals me that you will have a male child on such a date, his name will be this!" That’s all he can do. And he can only lead people, either to truth or to falsehood because apart from the prophet messenger who leads people to Christ, the prophets and anointed of the earth, whether they are of Matthew 24:24 or not, whether they are true or false, always lead people to something.
14 In the anticipated vision, when William Branham asked about where the Lord was, he was told, "He will come to you first and you will be judged according to the Word you preached and then, you will present us to Him! You will be judged not according to the miracles you performed but according to the Word you preached and then we who believed in your Message, you will present us to Him!" William Branham did not say, "If Paul enters, we shall enter because I performed as many miracles as he did". But he said, "I have preached the way Paul did!" You see? The anointed don’t have their place there because it is about the Word. In the beginning was the Word and everything was created by the Word. And it is by the Word that we will be judged. And according to the Word that you have believed on the earth, you will be saved or condemned. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
15 In the time of Noah, any true anointed had to lead people to Noah's Ark! Why? Because at that time, John 6:28-29, it was Noah! The work of God was to recognize Jehovah, the only true God and him that He sent, that is to say Noah! And John 3:16 was, "For God so loved the world, that he sent Noah his beloved Prophet, that whosoever believes on him may not perish in the Flood but be saved". You see? An anointed can only lead mankind to the Message of the living prophet of his time. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
16 When Tommy Osborn preaches abroad, he leads all those who believe in him to any evangelical church! You see? The true christs lead believers to the Message of their time whereas the false christs lead believers towards a church or to the Bible. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Tommy Osborn is an anointed of Matthew 24:24! Billy Graham is an anointed of Matthew 24:24! Morris Cerullo is an anointed of Matthew 24:24! And even the Catholic charismatic renewal has had powerful anointed men! If somebody has no Message and performs miracles, he is not a prophet but he is an anointed! No matter the spirit that uses him, no matter his practices, he is an anointed! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
17 Now when somebody also has a call, a commission and a message, that man is a prophet! You see? Joseph Smith the founder of the order of Mormons is a prophet, Charles Russell, the founder of the Jehovah's witnesses is a prophet, even Mohammed is a prophet but they are just false prophets because of their messages! You see? In the form, they are prophets because they have messages. They are spokesmen of a divinity but substantially they are false prophets because their messages are false! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
18 Now Notice one thing: a prophet is an anointed but an anointed is not necessarily a prophet! I take the example of journalists! A journalist is a presenter but almost all the presenters you see on TV or on radio are not journalists! Among themselves journalists and presenters, they know that but we who listen to them, do not know that! You see! In Africa, as soon as we see somebody who is of the medical profession or a man in a white blouse, we call him a doctor or physician yet a male nurse is not a doctor! You see? Being prophet means that you have a call, a commission and a Message which is not a repetition of what the Bible has already said! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
19 Yet an anointed can come with an extraordinary ministry of healing, recite the entire Bible and work great wonders and miracles; and the Bible says that they will do so as to mislead even the elect if it were possible! But watch them and you will see that instead of re-baptising Christians, he will look for their collaboration. He can collaborate with churches, apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers and pastors and even be renowned and very influential among them but he cannot re-baptise them.
20 But a true prophet messenger can neither collaborate nor fraternize with anyone, he cannot even play with the Barnabases who refuse to humble themselves! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
21 Keep in mind that these anointed and prophets of Matthew 24:24 are thus ministries of Ephesians 4:11! There are true prophets as Acts 13:1 shows it. They are those who have a clearer and higher revelation on what the prophet messenger has said while remaining within the limits of what the prophet messenger of his time has said! And his preaching, it is the Message of the living prophet of his time. There are always true anointed like Philip in Acts 8 to propel the Message of the prophet messenger and false anointed to lead people to themselves or to a prophet that they did not know, a prophet who is dead before their birth. As Deuteronomy 13:1 says it, false prophets always lead the people towards a church or towards something other than the Message of their time. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
22 To end, keep in mind again that the work of an anointed remains within the boundaries of his country. Their ends of the worlds, they are the boundaries of their country and when they go out of their country, it is for collaborations.
23 And on last Sunday, while I had to meet a prophet, he was sitting there with dull eyes, all drunk with alcohol and his men were stinking alcohol and holding cigarettes in their hands, other men wearing shorts, women in pair of trousers, transparent clothes with lipsticks and nail-polishes, … This prophet was nothing but a swine breeder. And the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist leaders are nothing but swine breeders before God. And some day, they will all end up in homosexuality. And this all drunk prophet could say, "I have got four thousand faithful!" All drunk he said, "Who said that drinking alcohol is a sin? What was the first miracle of Jesus?" He said, "If the adultery leads to hell then what is the blood of Jesus for? Read the Bible well, it is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit that leads to hell! ... Branham is the last prophet ...!" You see? He was saying that all drunk. To me, it was nothing but a swine breeder.
24 And such people, if you see them starving and throw the rest of your food into the garbage can, you have not sinned because, when God says, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself", He did not mean the devil! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Brothers and sisters, the serpent and the swine are not our neighbours! You see? If Adam and Eve had understood that, things would not be so in Eden! You see? Your neighbour, it is this one who says, "I do want to go to church but I’m addicted to smoking or alcohol drinking"! Your neighbour, it is this little girl who says, "I do want to go to the church but I am unworthy of being a Christian because of my dissolute life, I am too impure!". This is your neighbour. But somebody who transports a bible thinking that by following all that is written in the bible he will go to Heaven, it is a son of the devil; it is a descendant of the serpent and that one is not your neighbour. The Pharisees and the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes were not the neighbours of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
25 Those ones can lead you in the sin, can lead you to the public confession without you knowing it! Like their great-grandfather in Eden, they are talented for sin! They can ask you for sweet beverages and as soon as you leave them, they return to the shop to change these sweet beverages for beers! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
26 Well, I will read a passage in the book of our generation to end. It’s in Kc.23 "…You need to know that at the moment of the adultery act, the serpent had completely its human body. But, that reptile that is in the bush is the father of Cain as I am the father of my daughter Grace. Bone for bone, flesh for flesh. That reptile you can see in the bush is the ancestor of all those this Message condemns and who must not repent. I challenge scientists to carry out the DNA test and tell me that what I’m saying is wrong! I have said that if a snake is killed, the members of these Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches should have a pious thought for this snake. You know that in Africa many tribes do not eat some animals because they have been told that, in the past, their ancestor, during such a thing, transformed himself or was turned into that animal and that’s true... It is an animal but it is an ancestor of a human tribe. If he had had some children before becoming an animal, he remains the father of those children. That’s what happened in the Garden of Eden. And today, it is right that a Branhamist bows on the corpse of a boa or a python…! " [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
27 And Look how snakes were duly represented at the cemetery during the burial service of Kacou Sévérin, causing panic in the cemetery there! That snake was coming to the funeral of Kacou Sévérin. It was coming to the funeral of a parent. And Kacou Sévérin’s wife said in a newspaper that it was a natural snake like any other! Exactly! It is a natural snake like any other but it is the ancestor of Kacou Sévérin and all the anointed and prophets of these Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches including all the so-called revealed or restored churches! And he that has ears to hear, let him hear!