The End-Time Depression Judgment


In this message we wish to examine a thought that brother Branham spoke and then take it to the scriptures to see where he was coming from when he said these words.


From PP. 100 of the Message JEZEBEL RELIGION61-0319, brother Branham said,††When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away.†† He ordained the ravens, His servants. Bless them birds, His servants, that kept the voice of--of Elijah alive during the time of his--his isolation from the church.


Now, there are those people who think he meant a spiritual depression, which I can understand why they would think that, but as you will see by scripture and other things brother Branham tells us that there is coming an economic depression on a scale that the world has never seen before.


From, Daniel 8:23-25: we read,And in the latter time (in the last days) of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the fullness (Completion), a king of fierce countenance (mighty Presence), and understanding dark sentences (double dealings), shall stand up (shall present himself or come on the scene).24††† And his power (wealth), shall be mighty (vast), but not by his own power (not by his own ability to produce wealth, which means he gets it from others): and he shall destroy wonderfully (Bring to ruin, pervertion and corruption), and shall prosper (make great profits) , and practise (bring about a press orsqueeze), and shall destroy (bring to ruin) the mighty (the many nations) and the holy people (the set apart nation of God,The Jews). 25††† And through his policy also he shall cause craft (deceit and fraud) to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace (quietness, ease and prosperity) shall destroy (corrupt, pervert and ruin) many: he shall also stand up (stand forth and present himself) against (on behalf or on account of) the Prince of princes (Christ); but he shall be broken without hand (when the final act is played out).


2 Thess 2:3-13:††† ∂ Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 †††And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.†† 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 ∂ But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:


Daniel 11: 21-23:†† And in his estate (office) shall stand up(rise up)a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22††† And with the arms of a flood (or overwhelming political force) shall they be overflown (swept away) from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23††† And after the league [made] with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.


Daniel 12:1-10: And at that time shall Michael (Christ) stand up (Come on the scene and present Himself), the great prince which standeth for (takes His stand with) the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble(distress), binding or press upon as to squeeze), such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people (Kinsman) shall be delivered (slip out unknown to safety), every one that shall be found written in the book (genealogical record).


Now, I want you to notice this next verse because it provides a clue to the time of this great escape.


2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt. In other words, this will be at the time of the Resurrection. 3 And they that be wise (This speaks of the Wise Virgin) shall shine(send forth light by warning and teaching and this teaching shall be) as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness (right-wise-ness)as the stars (brothers) for ever and ever. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end (In which time) many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And [one] said to the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, How long [shall it be to] the end of these wonders? 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half (time = one, times = 2, and 1/2 = total of 3-1/2 years); and when he shall have accomplished (or brought to a finish) to scatter (the shattering or breaking) of the power of the holy people (God's set apart nation, the Jews), all these [things] shall be finished. 8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what [shall be] the end of these [things]? 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.


And when is that? When the Seven Seals are opened, at that time everything will be in place for the fulfillment of this prophecy


10††† Many shall be purified ("by the washing of water by the Word", Eph 5:26-7 , Psalm 119:9) , and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.


††††† Now we see the same scene played out in the book of Luke.


††††† Luke 21:25: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;


I have been reading much about the year 2,000 and it is very interesting that in this year there is to be an event that happens only once every 38 years. It has something to do with a solar storm, a huge comet that has a long tail made up of thousands upon thousands of meteorites into the earths path.)


and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.27††† And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28††† And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.†† 29†††† And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;30††† When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31†† So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32††† Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.†† 33††† Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.†† 34††† And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. 35††† For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36††† Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.


Now, what is this distress of nations and why is it so perplexing? This is what we must know if we are to understand why everyone on earth is going to be affected.The word distress is a Greek word, sunoche which means: a narrowing, a constraining or a press. To hold together with constraint. To press on every side,like the forcing a ship into a narrow channel or the forcing of an animal into a position where it can not move so the farmer can administer medication. To impel. From this we can see that the whole world is being pushed or squeezed into a universal condition from all sides in order to receive the medication called the New World Order or one world government.And then we see that the world will be perplexed by this Squeeze.And the word perplexed means that they are confused and donít understand what is really happening and thus begin to panic. (Remember that Brother Branham said that the world must come into a neurotic condition, and the first stage of this neurosis is anxiety which is to worry about what might happen.)


Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.


We find also in Hebrews 12:25-29†† 25††See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: 26††† Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.27 And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.


87-4HEBREWS CHAPTER 357-0901M And so I believe that--that Rosella will finally turn into the mission field somewhere; because America doesn't want the Gospel (You know that.); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall.


18-7THIS DAY THIS SCRIPTURE†† 65-0219 We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One world war, two world wars, and still moving on to a third one. Certainly. Politics is rotten, corrupted, rotten to the bottom.


Testimony 63-1128M 20 011I was trying to say last night, the worldís coming to a place it's falling apart, politically, socially, economically.You say, "Economics? More money."Yes, but where's it coming from? We're borrowed on taxes that'll be paid forty years from today. She's broke. She's bankrupt, the nation: not this nation, but all of them. And there's no way ever getting it back. And it's a trap set exactly to swing this nation into something. And all of you are wise on that. Well, who's got the wealth of the world? Who holds it? [Someone says, "Rome."--Ed.] Sure, it does. Rome holds it. And whenever we do, when we get broke, instead of these big merchants tobacco, whiskey, and so forth, like have to get the money; what we'll have to do, either change the currency or borrow the money. And when they do, it's the birthright sold right back, exactly, just as perfect, and just what the Scripture says about it.†† I'd like to get a place sometime, the Lord willing, when a tent comes on the scene. And I believe that's soon now, soon I'm going worldwide. I got a worldwide meetings coming now. And I--I'd like to get a place where I could set down for about six weeks, and just take those things and go through them (You see?), back and forth, through the Scripture.And it's astounding to see the hour that we're living in. It frightens me. It frightens me, not because... In my heart, the joy bells are ringing, knowing that the coming of the Lord is so close at hand. But what frightens me, is to know that so many is unprepared for the hour that we are facing. That's the bad part. How many ever heard the story about the squirrels up there that time? Many, all, of course, I guess, everywhere. A little something like that happened the other day. And I was... You've heard the story about the mountains, coming down, when the Lord wrote those things on the mountains the other day. My, my life...I'm not a preacher. Anybody knows that. I'm not a preacher. But it's made up in a--a spiritual form of--of watching things and seeing things move, and forewarning people of things that's coming to pass. And it's just that's my makeup. I can't help that, no more than you can help your makeup. But He--God has put us each one in the Body to do certain things. And I watch every little move, every objective, every motive, 'cause everything is governed by spirit.††† This church was put here for a purpose. There's a spirit behind this church. Certainly. Spirit behind your home, behind every building, behind everything there is a spirit, motive, and objective. This church comes here to greatly exalt some human system or something, then its motives is not right; but if it's put here to try to achieve something for the Kingdom of God, then the motive and objective both is right, if the motives is directed that way.†††† ( Expound on this way of watching and looking at what is happening) .


*** Read article from esquire by Walter Russel Mead called, Rule 1: Donít Panic. Rule 2: Panic First.


Oneness 62-021148†† 031The whole world's based on that. The whole economy of this nation is based upon false conception.††††††††††††††††††††


The Supernatural 56-0129E-37†† 037Brother and sister, our great America and our great economy that we have is rottening under the foundations, and someday, I see it in the making right now, she'll lay in the ruins.


167-4{341}The First Seal63-0318Now, watch. In the end time, not in the early days when Christ was preaching, but in the end time, the last part of the week, where we just took the seventy weeks of Daniel; and Christ has prophesied for the three and a half years, and three and a half years are yet determined. Is that right? And this prince in that time is to make a covenant with Daniel's people, which is the Jews. That's when the Bride's taken out now. She won't see it.{342}Notice. In the last one-half of Daniel's week, the people makes a covenant--this prince makes a covenant with Rome; makes a covenant with them no doubt for the wealth, for Catholic and Jew holds the wealth of the world.I was in the Vatican. I've seen the triple crown.. {346} I got to go all through the Vatican. Why, you couldn't buy it with a hundred billion billion dollars.


Note: [that was at the rate of $30 per oz. In the 60∆s. Today gold is 12 times greater in value at $360 per oz. Therefore, a billion billions would be 1 quadrillion. Multiply it times the difference between 30 and 360 plus the inflation factor and you have something in the 108 quadrillion range.]


Why, you... And just think, "The wealth of the world," the Bible said, "was found in her." All... Just think of the great places, the billions times... Why did Communism raise up over here in Russia? It just makes me sick at my stomach to hear so many preachers hollering about Communism, and they don't even know what they're crowing about.

That's right. Communism ain't nothing. It's a tool in the hand of God to bring revenge upon the earth for the blood of the saints that... That's right.


{349}And after the church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, due bills for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews has got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world.


{350} We can't call it in. And if we could do it, do you think these whiskey guys and--and all these tobacco people with billions times billions of dollars a year and write off all their income tax for old vulgar pictures and things like that--go out in Arizona there and buy millions of acres of land--or thousands--and dig them big wells at fifty thousand dollars and pay it off with income tax? And they'd put you in jail if you don't pay yours. But they write it off and throw up wells and send bulldozers in.††† And what do they do? They put housing projects in there, and the next turn around with their money they made (they have got to make an investment) and put houses, projects in there and sell them for millions of dollars. Do you think them guys is going to compromise to change the currency?


{352}Like this fellow down here, Castro did. He done the only smart thing he ever did do then, when he destroyed the bonds: paid them off and destroyed them. Notice, but we can't do that. These guys won't let us. The rich merchants of the earth hold it, and then there's only one thing to do: The Catholic church can pay it off. She's the only one that's got the money; she can do it, and she will do it.And in doing this to get it, she'll compromise with the Jews and make a covenant, and when she makes this covenant with the Jews... Now, remember, I'm taking this from the Scriptures. And now, when she does this and makes this covenant, we notice in Daniel 8:23 and 25 he will cause craft to prosper (And craft is manufacturing.), in his hand.


{354} And he makes this covenant with the Jews, and in the midst of this three and a half years, he breaks his covenant as soon as he gets the thing wrapped up and gets the money of the Jews tied up. And when he does that, oh, my, oh, my, he's called the antichrist until the end of the church age, for he and his children are against Christ and the Word. This man's called the antichrist. Now, he's going to hold the money. And that's where I think he'll come in. Just a minute, while I say this, then I want to go back to it in a minute.He's called the antichrist and will be called the antichrist in the sight of God until the end time. Now, but then he'll be called something else. {359}Now, when he gets the money all under control, then he'll break this covenant with the Jews, as Daniel here said he would do it, in the midst of the last half of the seventy weeks of Daniel.


And then, brother, what will he do? He will have all of the world trade and the commerce, a pact with the world, 'cause he'll hold the wealth of the world completely.And during that time, them two prophets will rise on the scene and call that hundred and forty-four thousand. Then what'll take place?Then the mark of the beast of Revelations 13 will set in, 'cause he holds all the commerce, trade and everything of the world. And what will take place then? The mark of the beast will come in that no man can buy or sell except him that has the mark of the beast. Thank God, the Church will be enjoying a great three and a half years in glory. Don't have to go through that.


E-26†† 026 ††You see, if Satan has a kingdom, he's got to have a false economy. He's got to have something that he can present to them to make them think they are living. But it's absolutely on the vice versa side. It's death in the form of life.


6-1Look Away To Jesus†† 63-1229E So now, I am going to say something to you now, that I haven't said all along. And that is, the thing that we have looked forward to for so long, or at least many years, four or five years or maybe longer, the third pull has now been vindicated, and I'm sure you all know what it is.Now, remember, there'll never be any impersonation of that, 'cause it can't be. It cannot be. Now, it's in existence, and I am warned of this, that soon, right at this time now, it's just happened, so it could identify its presence among you. See? But it will not be used in a great way, until this council begins to tighten up. And when it does, when that does... The Pentecostals and so forth can almost impersonate anything could be done, but when that time comes, when the squeeze comes down, then you'll see what you have seen temporarily, be manifested in the fullness of its power. See?Now, I must continue in evangelism, just as I was commissioned first; I must continue on.


Therefore, you've had the Word, and you know what to look for, how to stand. I must continue on in evangelism.And friends of mine, keep still and just keep moving on, for the hour is approaching swiftly (See?), that when something is going to be done.†† Now, you might see some little odd things happen from me, nothing sinful, I don't mean that, but I mean something odd to what the regular trend, because what I have reached to now in the ministry, I'm dropping back here, watching that spot and waiting for the time to use it. But it's going to be used. And everyone knows that for as certain as the first was identified, so has the second been identified; and if you'll think real closely, you who are spiritual (as the Bible said, "Here's to him who has wisdom.") the third is properly identified. See? We know where it is. So the third pull is here.†† It is so sacred that I mustn't not say much about it, as He told me in the beginning. Said, "This, say nothing of it." You remember that years ago? It speaks for Itself. See?


But I've tried to explain the others, and I made a mistake. This will be the thing that, to my opinion (I don't say the Lord tells me this.)--this will be the thing that will start the rapturing faith for the going away. See, see? Now, I must lay quiet for just a little while.Now, remember (and who's listening to this tape) you might see such a change in my ministry right away, dropping back... Not going up, dropping back... We're right at the age now, and it can't go any further. We have to wait here just a minute until this happens over here to catch up, then the time comes. But it's thoroughly identified. There's coming a time--in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before (which was pagan Rome, when it become papal Rome. See?) that this nation will do that. Revelations 13 plainly explains it. The lamb came up out of the earth. The other beast came up out of water, thickness and multitudes of people. This lamb came up where there was no people.††


A lamb represents religion--the Lamb of God. And remember, it spoke like a lamb; it was a lamb, and then after while it received power and spoke like a dragon, and exercised all the power the--the dragon--power the dragon had before him; and the dragon is Rome always. So don't you see, Roman denomination, a marked Protestant denomination, an image unto the beast, making a power that'll force all Protestants like a union. You'll have to be into this council of churches, or you won't be able to have fellowship ...Well, it's practically that way now. You can't go to a church and preach, 'less you have a fellowship card or some identification. And now, on persons like ourselves, we're going to be cut out of all that altogether. That's exactly, because they won't be able to do it. It's tightening; and then when that time comes, and the press comes to a place to where you're pressed out, then watch (what I am fixing to tell you in a few minutes) watch the third pull then. It'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the church.


Now, we're closer than it seems to be. I don't know when, but it's real, real, close. I may be building a platform for somebody else to step on. I may be taken before that time. I don't know. And that time may be this coming week that the Holy Spirit will come with--and bring Christ Jesus. He may come this next week. He may come yet tonight. I don't know when He will come. He doesn't tell us that. But I do believe that we are so close, that I would never die with old age.Yet at fifty-four years old, I'd never die with old age until He's here. See? Unless I am shot, killed, or something, or other, some way killed; just old age wouldn't kill me, until He's come. And I believe that... And I want to say this; I have never said it before, but according to Scripture, according to what He said thirty years ago, thirty-three years ago on the river down there (in 1933, rather), what He said, everything has happened just exactly. I may not do it, but this message will introduce Jesus Christ to the world. "For as John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming, so is the message to forerun the second coming." And John said, "Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world." See? So it paralleled it in every way, and I know it will. The message will go on.


57-1STATURE OF A PERFECT MAN62-1014M †††this present government now is spending money for what? For tax money that they'll be collecting forty years from now. She's done. That's "Life Line" right out of Washington D.C., across the nation. Taxes, they're spending and trying to buy foreign... Why, they're just giving it out any way. Don't you see, that's exactly what they're going to do? See, what is it? Now, if this nation goes busted, the only thing it can do is go busted. The only thing that it can do is go bankrupt. That's the only sensible thing to do: change the currency. But they won't do it. Under this present ministration, Roman Catholic church owns the gold of the world, and what they'll do is sell out. These rich men and so forth of the earth, as the Bible said, what will they do before they lose the Brown and Williamson tobacco company (Most all of them's Catholic anyhow.), and all these other things, what will they do? They'll accept that and they'll take the money from Rome, and then she's sold her very birthright. Rome backs her up. Yes, sir.She'll back it up. And they're getting enough policy now, getting enough around them, bring it in his cabinet. Look what Mr. Kennedy's asking for. And when you seen this the other day... There's no need of voting any more. What's the use of voting? When they put it in the paper and proved it before the public, and they refused to do anything about it; when they proved that the machines across the nation was set up, that they elected Mr. Kennedy by a false vote. Don't the Bible say that he would come in by deceit? A falsehood.Now, I'm not against the Democrat party no more than a Republican party, but I'm just stating facts from the Bible. What's the use of voting? They know who's going in there.


313-2 Philadelphian Church Age CA Book††† "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." This verse is not a declaration that the true church will go into and through the tribulation. If it meant that it would have said that. But it said, "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation." This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God's commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world. Only the very elect will not be fooled. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people.


For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived.Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the "Inage erected to the beast," the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living.†† This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper.At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world.


QA ON THE SEALS 63-0324M†† 504-5{288}†† 139†† 28. Where is the Scripture that shows that Catholicism will deceive the Jews and get their wealth? Now, just where does it say that the beast will deceive for the wealth; it doesn't say that. But we're presuming that that was... (Now, the other night, you remember... you look to the tape real close.) I never said that's what they would do, I said... See, the Catholics is the richest group in the world, nobody like them. And what they don't have, the Jews has the rest.That's where the economics of this country now... We're right now living on tax money, according to "Lifeline," that will--off of taxes, that comes right from Washington, D.C., that'll be paid in forty years from today. That's what we're spending now. That's how far back we are--giving notes. See? On taxes that will be paid in forty years from now... The nation is broke. She's done.


Now, Castro, the only sensible thing that he ever done, was when he counterfeited the currency and paid off the notes, the bonds and burnt them and--and changed the currency. That's the only thing he could do. And there's only one thing left for this United States to do. Now, remember, this is William Branham (See?), speaking. This is my idea. It's only presuming. Just looking at it in the natural standpoint, which may be a million miles off, I do believe that right there in that money... The love of money is the root of all evil. And I believe that right along in there will start the ball a-rolling.Now, the Catholic church back there from charging for mass and so forth, holds the wealth of the world. You remember, the Bible said she was rich, and how she was. And remember, not only just on one nation, she's rich on every nation there is under heaven. She reaches out. She has the money. Now, what they don't have, Wall Street has which is controlled by the Jews. Now, and you remember he got the money.


When Jacob returned, last night we find out, and become Israel, he really had the money, but his money wouldn't buy him nothing (See?) to Esau. Esau had it too, see both anti and--and the one... See, just as perfectly. Now, watch here. I said they might want to consolidate together on the money, and the--and the Roman power take the Jewish power in--of money, breaking the covenant. That might not be so. See, I know they'll break it, but I--I don't know what reason, 'cause it's not revealed to me about what they'll do. But look. Now, if today... Now, what if today, the only thing that we can do would be to do... If we're drawing taxes, if that statement is right, off of the currency off of the tax money of forty years from now... You see, our gold is... We've done spent it. We're broke. We don't have any money; and we're only living off of a past reputation.


Falling Apart of the World 62-1216108†† 084Now, anything that pulls you away from That is wrong; that's a false messiah, a false anointing. Oh, he said, "The brother had such anointing." What kind of anointing? That's it. Hitler had an anointing too. Khrushchev's got one also. Pope Pius has one also. What kind of anointing you got? If it's not anointed with this Word and vindicate every Word to be Truth, leave it alone: wrong. If it don't produce itself, then it isn't germitized. It'll show its color. Oh, say, "But That was for another age. We..." Leave that thing alone. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Yes, sir. So when this world falls apart, we are born into a Kingdom that cannot fall apart. You believe the world is falling apart?


Its systems are falling apart. Do you believe that? Do you believe the economical system's falling apart? The political system's falling apart. The national, U.N. system is falling apart. The church is falling apart. The denominations are falling apart. Everything is falling apart. But we got a Kingdom that cannot be moved; It's a eternal Kingdom of God; it cannot be moved. We are told that the new system of this denomination, of bringing this here World Council of Churches, will bring peace to the earth. What a disregard, what a nasty slam in the face of Christ. What a irreverent, sacrilegious thing that is. It's of the Devil. A man can organize something better than God can send them? The tower of Babel. It's another Babylon that must fall: Peace on earth, a false messiah, an antichrist in its teaching. How you going to throw these denominations together when they won't even... They can't even agree with one another now when they broke up in little systems like that, how about all joining together and getting over there? Yes. See, it's a false setup. It's all done to throw Protestantism into Romanism, a false, antichrist teaching. God's Kingdom is not of this world. Jesus said so. "My Kingdom is not of this world."


Christ is the Mystery63-0728†† 60-3†† 192. You can have all the ecumenical moves you want to and all the affiliations. And they're going to bring a persecution on pretty soon and shut up all the churches. You see that. And churches like this who's not in denominations, they'll use them for storehouses then. And if any man goes and offer a prayer for anybody else that don't belong to the economical movement will be shot on the spot. It's already. That Lutheran minister, the head of it, said so. It's right here. You can read it right here in your magazines.


Divine Healing 54-1219M†† 210†† 073 Acts 3:19-21 And he shall send Jesus... which was before preached unto you:Whom the heavens must receive, until the time of restoration of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world begin. 21st verse of the 3rd chapter, "All the restorations of all things," when there'll be a new heavens, a new earth, a new government, a new economy (oh, my), a new king, a new life, a new beginning with no ending (oh, my), a new age, a new time, a new people.


Christ is the Mystery 63-072879-2†† 259†† Now, listen close. Fallen angels, what kind of angels? Luther, Wesley, Catholic, Pentecostal who kept not their first estate like the angels did and has fell into organizations like Lucifer's main hold at Nicaea... And what have they done? Organized a great ecumenical association of ministers to make an image unto the beast, as the Bible said, and building a Christian economy that'll close the doors of this church and others like it. See Lucifer at his work? I'm trying to bring you the threefold revelation or mystery of God. What did they do? sold out to reasonings of wisdom and education like Eve did, fallen angels did.


Q & A 54-0103E 145-199†† 100†† I think of St. Paul out there on the isle after the shipwrecked..... that serpent injected poison of that--in his hand that would've killed him within a minute. The natives said, "Watch that fellow fall dead, for he'll die just in a minute. He's in chains for preaching the Gospel."Religious people put him in chains. The very finest of churches that day was what put him in chains. If it just wasn't the Constitution of the United States, they'd do the same thing today. That's right. Just wait till she's--till she's broke a little more.


Invasion of the USA 54-0509†† 203†† 101But let me tell you, when Mr. Roosevelt (The man's dead. Let him rest; I trust he is.) come in, and run in three or four terms, and taken over, just a preliminary dictatorship... I can prove to you, that in the Scripture, where That said it'd take place. That's right. We haven't got no more constitution. She's broke to pieces. Everything's all smattered. The Republicans is just as bad. It's six of one, and half a dozen of the other one. For every kingdom is going to be smashed, but the Kingdom of Jesus Christ shall stand and reign forever. That's right. Upon... Daniel saw the Rock hewed out of the mountains, and hit the political world back there and mashed it into a grinding powder like that, like the wheat on a thrashing floor in the summertime. But that Rock grew into a great mountain that spread over the--filled the whole heavens and earth. That's it.


Hear Ye Him 58-0328E-18†† 018†† They've never had a juvenile delinquency among the Mennonite people. They've never had any rock-and-roll teen-age stuff among the Mennonite people. And if they can produce a crop like that without our modern education, God be with them is my prayer. I'd rather have my boy in something like that and not even know his ABC's. I'd rather he'd know Christ, and be borned again, and not know the difference between split beans and coffee. Right. We need the old fashion Gospel preached again in the power and the demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. When our nation gets to a place that it robs us of our constitution, it shows that communist has rottened it to the core. Exactly right.


Q& A 59-0628E 387-124†† 073 ††And now, that church was taken up, and the remnant of the woman's seed who keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ (See?), not the bride, the remnant of the woman's seed... Then the dragon spurted water out of his mouth to make war with the remnant of the seed. That's when the Protestant church under the Federation of Churches, which is the image to the beast, which is now being formed... And there'll be a boycott upon all churches like this. Like we're in a great tax gathering right here now, a dispute, trying to say that we're not a church, and we got Constitutional rights to say that we are a church. As long as the Constitution stands there, no amendment to that, then we absolutely have the rights, just as much right as anybody. Our forefathers stood for that. But what have we done? We've broke every Constitutional law that they can break, and soon the Federation of Churches, which all the churches and denominations are invited into, and the Devil's got in and making worldliness and everything in local church members and so forth like that, and great congregations, and class, and society, when the little old church is still down yonder being borned again in a mess like any birth is, still paying the price, still getting down and dying out, acting the same way they did when they first got born at the day of Pentecost, same kind of a church down there... They'll be closed and shut out under the Federation of Churches. It'll be a boycott like a union or something. You'll either come in or you'll go out.


074†† The mark of the beast is on today, and the--the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit. To reject It is the mark of the beast.†† Ever who sees the Holy Ghost, that you're supposed to receive It, and don't do it, automatically you take the mark of the beast; because there's only two classes to exist: all that didn't have the Seal of God had the mark of the beast. So to receive the Seal of God is to receive the Holy Ghost. To reject It is to have the mark of the beast. There's the whole thing. That's exactly right.


The Comforter 61-1001E73†† 032†† We are all American; I think so, in--in the--the church tonight. We're all American citizens. We're thankful to be American. But yet, what happened to our American heritage. What was it? We begin to compromise. And as soon as we compromised, we lost the sacredness of our heritage, because we compromised. We run Presidents four times; that breaks down the the--the--the constitution. And we do things today. And we even... To this little parking meter we have on the street, that's unconstitutional. There's no such a thing in the constitution. It's against the constitution, yet we do it. And we do all kinds of things that's against the principles that this nation was founded upon. We do everything contrary, so we lose our heritage. Because why? We compromise upon the principles that it was based upon.


Trumpet Gives an Uncertain Sound 63-0114†† E-21†† 021 We use to could put a lot of confidence in our democracy, and which I do think it's the best form of government. But still, our democracy is shaky, because we are... This nation, our people, we have a constitution and this constitution is--is our ultimate. But yet in that, our constitution is shaky because it's already been broken many times. The late Mr. Roosevelt made havoc out of it. So, see, you see it can be broken. It's not much confidence you can put into it. Politics, oh, my, how shaky... People just argue, and argue, and argue about politics. And neighbors will fall out about it, and people that were once good friends... Some president will raise up, or somebody run for the sheriff, or something, and the other fellow on the other side of the political fence, and they'll fuss with one another until they fall out about it. Politics... And I don't... I hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings, but I think the whole thing's rotten. Yes, sir. So why would you fuss and fall out about something that ain't no good anyhow? That's right. It's just awful bad.


Why? 63-0626†† 84†† 037I wonder tonight, if Christ would come on the scene, or over the nation today, in drawing this nation to judgment, if that same question wouldn't been asked. Why is it, is it? Why is it we're doing these things? Why are we fussing in the government, whether we should read the Bible in public, and, why, if we're reading all this nonsense? Did not our forefathers set this constitution in order? Did not this nation be born upon the principles of the Bible? Aren't we here for freedom of religion, to act in God the way we feel fit to act, the way that we are convinced is truth? But, you see, we have done something like they did then. We're just letting everything, politics swallow us up, in the stead of respecting our faith in our God, and men who has stood for truth. And we are letting our politics run over that, and voting in such stuff that's polluting this nation, and why, we are coming to a judgment. God will rise on the scene someday with a mighty prophet, speak in this generation, and--and tell people, and they'll see that it's God speaking, but they won't repent. It'll be just like it was then. He said, "Is there no God in Israel? Is it because there is--is no God?" Same as Jeremiah said, "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?" Then they--they could not answer that. 'Course there was. Well, He said, "Then, why, why did you do it? Why is the daughter of My people not healed?"


Now, we wonder that tonight. Why? Is there no Bible? Is there no God? Is there no difference? If God is going to bring the people to judgment, He has got to have something to judge them by. There's got to be some standard. If He's going to judge them by the Catholic church; then if they judge them by the Roman church, the Greek church is lost, the other Catholic churches are lost. If He judged it by the Greek, the Roman's lost. If He judged it by the Lutheran, the Methodist is lost. If He judged it by the Methodist, the Lutheran's lost. He can't judge it by a church; there's too many different organizations of it. But God will judge the world, He said, by Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ is the Word, and the Word is God. And He'll judge them by this Bible, for this is the Word. That is God's Standard. We must measure up to what the Bible says. And we wonder why we got so much confusion, so many organizations, so much differences, separating brotherhood, and--and everything. It's because there is no Balm in Gilead? Is it because there's no physician there? I wonder if God would ask us that question?


Third Exodus 63-0630M†† 23-1†† 068†† And Mr. Kennedy, nationalized that "guard" and sent those men right back into the face of their own fathers, standing there under the constitution; that broke the constitution again. Said, "We'll not fight, no, sir," and said, "I hope the nation can find out that we're not living anymore under a democracy, but under military dictatorship."


Recognizing Your Day and itís Message 64-0726M94†† 044 And if the churches today would only recognize, if the churches would only recognize the Word of God that's made this promise for this hour to the people, they wouldn't perish. If America could only recognize the Constitution that she drawed up, she wouldn't be willing to take Bibles out of the schools, take the Name of God off of coins, and pledge allegiance under God. But she doesn't recognize it. Why? She's blind and naked. She can't recognize the blood of those precious boys that's died on the fields for this privilege. They're forgotten; they're dust. Man and his six senses has just come along with his horse and buggy, trusting God. In the last seventy-five years he quit trusting God. When they signed the Constitution of this United States, they put God in everything they did. Now, they don't even have a meeting, and they never even name His Name. That's right. They depend on their loftiness of their science, they--their cunningness of their science. A lewd bunch... That's exactly right. The whole world is swallowed up in ignorance of the Bible. The--the whole world has turned from God. But just think, right out of the midst of all that, and the church denominations and all their seminary lewdness and everything, God has took His prophet's Word and chopped out a Bride...?... He said He would do it. He's hewed from that thing what He promised He'd do. They depend on their human intelligence, their human science, and so forth, left God out, whom he once trusted. The United States has left God out. They even turned Him out of school, for our little children can't even hear about Him. They've turned Him out of school. Now, they're trying to turn Him off the dollars, "In God We Trust." They're going to turn it out of the pledge allegiance to the flag. One Nation Under God; they're going to turn that out.See, they've went to their own feelings and their own senses. Because in the last seventy-five years he hasn't changed a bit in his senses; he's still the same man God created him in the beginning. But in this last days, can't you recognize where we are?


And the church has turned from God to that, to the seminary, and experience, and so forth, instead of the Word. Don't even recognize Him in their meetings, in their schools, or nothing anymore. Israel in the past twenty-five years has recognized something has brought them to the homeland as was promised. They don't know how it was ever done. They suffered like everything, martyrdom under them Trumpets; but they're in their homeland. They don't know why.


What Hearest Thou? 59-0609†† E-16†† 016†† And we wonder sometimes when we preached, and prayed, and fasted, and cried, and then seen the results of a revival. Then to see the wicked cities just turn their back and make fun of it. Newspapers blast it as fanaticism. Don't think it's strange, because it's happened all through the ages. Go away and say some great vulgar name about them, or call them some kind of a name that they should not be called. Just something to make light of the works of God. So the reason I say this, that men and women who believe God, and has seen the working of God; and we wonder why Chicago don't have a revival; that's the answer. Chicago will never have a revival... Or America will never have a revival until God sends it. And He's shook this nation with signs and wonders and miracles, and they constantly walk away from it, and the same motive that Jezebel had. "I'd cut their heads off, I'd close their churches," if they could do it. We still have constitutional rights. Law keeps these doors open now with constitutional rights.


Q & A 59-0628E†† 387-124†† 073†† And now, that church was taken up, and the remnant of the woman's seed who keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ (See?), not the bride, the remnant of the woman's seed... Then the dragon spurted water out of his mouth to make war with the remnant of the seed. That's when the Protestant church under the Federation of Churches, which is the image to the beast, which is now being formed... And there'll be a boycott upon all churches like this. Like we're in a great tax gathering right here now, a dispute, trying to say that we're not a church, and we got Constitutional rights to say that we are a church. As long as the Constitution stands there, no amendment to that, then we absolutely have the rights, just as much right as anybody. Our forefathers stood for that. But what have we done? We've broke every Constitutional law that they can break, and soon the Federation of Churches, which all the churches and denominations are invited into, and the Devil's got in and making worldliness and everything in local church members and so forth like that, and great congregations, and class, and society, when the little old church is still down yonder being borned again in a mess like any birth is, still paying the price, still getting down and dying out, acting the same way they did when they first got born at the day of Pentecost, same kind of a church down there... They'll be closed and shut out under the Federation of Churches. It'll be a boycott like a union or something. You'll either come in or you'll go out.


074 ††The mark of the beast is on today, and the--the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit. To reject It is the mark of the beast. Ever who sees the Holy Ghost, that you're supposed to receive It, and don't do it, automatically you take the mark of the beast; because there's only two classes to exist: all that didn't have the Seal of God had the mark of the beast. So to receive the Seal of God is to receive the Holy Ghost. To reject It is to have the mark of the beast. There's the whole thing. That's exactly right.


ROMANS 7: 1 ∂ Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] husband.:3So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.:4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.


Paul is telling us the law that governs the marriage contract is the same law which governs God and His People. Paul said,


(2) For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth.†† 3 So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:


Therefore, if she be called an adulterous, there is also a law that deals with the punishment of an adulterous woman. And since America married itself to Christ through a covenant called the Declaration of Independence, she is obligated to fulfill her marriage vow. Since she has left her vow, the Declaration of Independence, she must be called an adulterous nation, and be punished with the same punishment that the adulterous woman is punished with.


To begin this study, we must examine this covenant between God and this nation. This covenant that I am talking about is not the Constitution of the United States. That is a covenant between the government and the people. But the Declaration of Independence is that document which places the people of America under the authority of God and His Word.Paul said,


.:4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.And so our forefathers expressed their desire for this Nation to be divorced from the King of England and his form of government and to come under the ruler-ship and governance and authority of Godís law.


Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776.†††† ďWhen in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of Natureís God entitles them, a decent respect in the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the covenant of the governed, - that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying itís foundation on such principlesand organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.Ē

Now, this tells us that we the people of this United States had declared a separation and divorce from the King of England and his form of rule and had subjected ourselves to God and His authority. Then we find in doing so that a covenant would need to be written for the governing of the people by the people. And we entered into a republic form of government under a covenant we call the constitution of the United this covenant we established that these unalienable rights which were God given would also be the major focus and priority of our constitutionbinding our people together.


AMENDMENT I††† Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

AMENDMENT II†† A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Letís first begin now to look into Godís Word to see what God thinks of adultery.When He gave the 10 commandments in Exodus 20, the sixth commandment He gave to man was ďThou shalt not commit adultery.Ē Now, I do not think it is a strange thing that this is the sixth commandment when the number 6 is the number of man for man was created on the sixth day of Creation.And man is now ending the first six thousand years of his existence here on earth, in which we know that a thousand years to man is but a day to God. Therefore, he that was created on the sixth day also had six days to live out his time here and it is then fitting that the destruction of man will come at the end of the sixth day.


In Leviticus20:10 God said, ďAnd the man that committeth adultery with [another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.


Therefore we see by the Word of God, that death is the punishment for adultery.


PROVERBS 6:32[But] Whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul.Therefore, there must first be a spiritual death take place first where a person loses any understanding they might have had.


PROVERBS 30:20Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.


EZEKIEL 16:32[But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband!


REVELATION 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.††


Therefore we see tribulation and death are her punishment.


II PETER 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:††


Therefore the curse is upon them.


MARK 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


JAMES 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.


E-62CONFIRMATION AND EVIDENCE 62-0621E ††Now, let me tell you, friend. That God of Moses Who could take them in the ark, could take them away from them walls. And if God by instinct in a bird, could call it from danger, how much more ought it to call human beings, who are inspired by the Holy Ghost? What an evil thing. What an adulterous generation. What an evil place that we're living in. What a sinful, ungodly nation that we have: God forsaken, God-hating, sign seekers, bandwagon riders, impersonators, carnal comparisons. Led up with a bunch of nothing, coming to the end of the road. I speak that in the Name of the Lord. Once more I'll call. It's up to you to answer. All right.


†† 135PRESENCE OF GOD UNRECOGNIZED 64-0618 ††Like in the days of Jesus, same thing. Watch Him standing here now. He said, "As it was in the days of Jonas, in Jonah; for as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and nights, so must the Son of man."He said, "A wicked and an adulterous generation will seek after a sign." Now, you know what I think He was doing? He was prophesying, "A wicked and adulterous generation..." ††I wonder if any man in his right mind could deny that we are not living in a weak and an adulterous generation, when homosexuals, perversion. And the divorce rates in America is higher than any other nation in the world. And the whole world's gone into a chaos of it. Three out of every four, nearly, is divorced, around--taking the whole thing around in ten years of marriage. See? Think of it. Divorce, marry again, and marry again, divorce and marry again. "They were eating, drinking, marrying wives and given in marriage." Look at the hour we're living in. When was it ever in such a chaos?


E-31BELIEVEST THOU THIS 53-0906A. God always makes a preparation for things. Don't you believe that? I want you to listen close. I believe today with all my heart... Now, this is just Brother Branham speaking. You see? I believe that the things that you see are taking place now, is a preparation. God is preparing something just before a climax. God always warns the world, and then if they won't--will not receive warning, then there's only one thing left; that's judgment.†† Noah warned the world, and they would not receive it. And all through the age, God's always warned. He sends mercy, and if they spurn mercy, there's nothing else left but judgment. But the merciful Father will send mercy first.


E-33PREPARATION 53-1111 ††Now, God in His preparation. Back when God was going to destroy the world. Before He destroyed the world, He sent forth a preparation for the saving of the people that desired to be saved. He always does it. He shows mercy before judgment.†† And if men spurn mercy, there's only one thing left and that is judgment. And God don't judge you; you judge yourself. That's true.

As long as you're under this spray of blood that's around the world, you have a--a right for mercy. God's... The Blood of Christ keeps God from killing you, or He'd kill you just as soon as you sinned. But that's still holding God from you, from your death.†† But when... You're a free moral agent now. But when you die and your spirit goes beyond that, then your already judged. You don't have to wait for judgment; you're judged already. God done said, "The day you eat thereof, the day you die." And that settles it


Notice, He said, god doesn't judge you, you judge yourself. And how do we do that? By reaping what we sow. And what does that have to do with an End-Time depression Judgment? It has all to do with it.


If we examine the Book of 2 Laws, Deuter-onomy we shall see the law of blessing and cursing.In this book, especially chapter 28 we see that if we pay attention to and obey the Word of God, His Law, we shall be blessed so much that the blessings will come upon us and overtake us. This is like in a race where you are not aware that the one coming up behind you has a greater speed than you have and by the time you are aware that he has come upon you, he is already surpassing you and has taken over the lead in your race.


DEUTERONOMY 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:2 †††And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.


But what if you don't hearken to the Voice of the Lord your God, then what? Then the opposite will take place as we see in verse , and this is the curse.


DEUTERONOMY 28:15†† But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:


Now, if you will observe closely to what God is telling them in the book of Deuteronomy, He is saying that what is a blessing becomes a curse depending on your response to God's Word, and the blessings and cursing come in two major arena's of life. These deal with economic blessings and cursings, or else health blessings or plagues as cursings.



†† Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.


Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.



Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.


Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.



†† Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.


†† Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.



Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.


Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.



The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.



8††† The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.†† 9††† The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.10††† And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.††† 11††† And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.†† 12††† The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.†† 13††† And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]:


Now, compare the blessings of health and good economics to the cursing which deal with poor health and poor economy. It is one thing for God to bless you with good health. He can say your health will be good. But when he curses you with poor health He gets very specific and names the different plagues and diseases that will come upon those under the curse.

DEUTERONOMY 28:20†† The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.†† 21††† The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22††† The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 23††† And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron. 24††† The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 25††† The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 26††† And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray [them] away. 27††† The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 28††† The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart (Anxiety or neurosis) 29††† And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [thee].30††† Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.†† 31††† Thine ox [shall be] slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass [shall be] violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep [shall be] given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue [them]. 32††† Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail [with longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be] no might in thine hand.†† 33††† The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:†† 34††† So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.†† 35††† The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.†† 36††† The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. 37††† And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. 38††† Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; for the locust shall consume it.39††† Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress [them], but shalt neither drink [of] the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worms shall eat them.40††† Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil; for thine olive shall cast [his fruit].†† 41††† Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.42††† All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.43††† The stranger that [is] within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.44††† He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.45†††† Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:46††† And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. 47††† Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things];48††† Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.49††† The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;50††† A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young.51††† And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.52††† And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.53††† And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee. 54††† [So that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:†† 55††† So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.56††† The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, 57††† And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. ††58††† If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;59††† Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 60††† Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.61††† Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.62††† And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.†† 63††† And it shall come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.†† 64††† And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.†† 65††† And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:†† 66††† And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:67††† In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.68††† And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy [you].


A pretty gruesome tale to be sure, but this is the word of the Lord, and we are living in the days of it's fulfillment as we shall see more and more so as the days grow closer to the end.


55 RESPECTS 61-1015E Let's take Noah for a moment. Now, Noah had a revelation from God, yet it was contrary to anything that science would prove to be true. But yet he had spoke to God, and God had spake to him. And he went about preparing an ark, where the scoffers and mockers (as the Bible said that they would be in the last days like they was in them days), that those scoffers scoffed at Noah. Why, they thought that he was out of his head because he was building an ark. So but God brought judgment upon them scoffers because they would not listen to the messenger of God and come into that ark under his preaching, then God sent His Divine judgments on the earth. First He made a preparation for all who would receive it, to escape it, and then if they did not escape it, there's only one thing left. If they won't take God's preparation of escape, then there's only one thing left, that's Divine judgment.


E-17WHY 62-0622E When God makes a way of escape for the people, and the people refuse that escape, then God asks the question, "Why?" I think He has a right to. If God does all that He can for the people, and the people refuse to receive His help, then He has a right to ask why they didn't do it. I believe it'll be that way at the judgment. When God has made every preparation that could be made for the church and for the people and then they refuse it, God's going to ask us why we didn't receive it. I believe that.


71LOOKING UNTO JESUS64- We find out here, there was another man looked by the name of Noah. He looked and saw the just judgment of God upon a wicked Word-denying generation, was being poured out. In his vision, as Noah was a prophet, God had give him a vision of how to build the ark, and instructed him how to make the construction, how it must be built. In this, how could Noah, unless this vision being the Word of God, when he seen this wrath and making a way of preparation...Always, before coming judgment, there is a preparation made. It always is the Word of God.


87-4HEBREWS CHAPTER 3HEB57- America doesn't want the Gospel (You know that.); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall.