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65-0219 THIS.DAY.THIS.SCRIPTURE.IS.FULFILLED

John Collins5/7/2012 8:08:00 PMWMB starts by describing the 'birth pains' that the world had with World War I, and then compared it to the Old Testament -- obviously setting himself equal to the Old Testament prophets. He said that Israel got a 'birth pain' with each one of the prophets:
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Under every prophet's Message, Israel got a birth pain, because that these prophets would come on the scene after the theologians and clergymen would have the church all in a organization form. And when them prophets come on the scene with THUS SAITH THE LORD, they shook them churches, and she had a birth pain. Finally, she had birth pains plumb on up until she delivered a Son of the Gospel, which was the Word Itself made flesh.
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Biblically, however, this was not true. Jonah was called to prophesy to the Gentiles, not the Jews. Most of the Old Testament prophecies were leading up to the coming of the Messiah, which was to become grace for all--Jews and Gentiles.

When the prophets spoke to Israel after they got into 'organization form,' it was generally because they had became 'puffed up' -- which could apply to any church, especially MSG churches of today.


He then embellished the story he had told before about the pages being stuck together in his bible. How a Catholic priest had handed WMB a Bible to read from. Only this time, he added a voice that spoke out:
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And just as plain as you could hear any voice, a Voice come to me, and said, "He entered into Nazareth, to where He was brought up at; and went into the synagogue, as it was His custom. And the priest gave Him the Scriptures to read, and He read Isaiah 61. And when He had read the Scriptures, He set down; handed the priest back the Bible, the Book, and sat down. And all the eyes of the congregation was upon Him. And precious Words proceeded from His mouth. And He said, 'This day this Scripture is fulfilled.'"
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There is one MAJOR problem with this, though. He just compared himself to Jesus Christ.


It is interesting to note the two '[blank spot on tape]'s in the next section. Earlier, WMB had given the current 'year of the jubliee,' but got his math wrong. I assume that he must have spoken dates again, and they would have conflicted with his incorrect 'year of the jubilee' which was not Biblical in the first place:
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Notice the Messiah standing in the platform, to identify Himself with the Word of promise for that age. How strange, the Messiah standing up before the church! And look at these precious Words, when He says here, "To preach the acceptable year."
46 "The acceptable year," as we all know, as Bible readers, was "the year of jubilee." That, when all slaves and prisoners, as they were, been taken, prison; and had to give a son, to pay a debt; or a daughter, to pay a debt, [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] and they were in bondage. No matter how long they had been in bondage, or how long they was supposed to stay there; when the year come, of the jubilee, when the trumpet sounded, every man could go free if he wanted to go free. [Blank.spot.on.tape.] You're free. You was no more slave.
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If you'll remember, in 1961 WMB gave his interpretation of the 'year of the jubilee', which was signficant -- it was the same year he predicted the end of the world:
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Now, listen to what he says about this year of the jubilee
And not knowing it, God knows my heart, I never knowed it until yesterday, that 1977 is the jubilee, and exactly the same amount of time run out that He give with Israel and everything at the end. So we're at... And here we are at the end of the age, at the coming in of the seventieth week. We don't know what time that the church will be gone. Oh, my. What can we do, friends? Where are we at?
61-0806 THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL

Unfortunately his math was wrong: 33 + 1954 = 1987, not 1977


WMB makes a BIG mistake that not many people have caught. Though he never really said what his 'message' was, he makes it the Absolute with this section:
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But if you turn your back upon the Message and refuse to hear It, notice, you were bored in the ear, with an awl. That means, to say, that you have crossed the line between grace and judgment, and you will never hear the Gospel again. You'll never get any further. You must be a slave to the system you're in, the rest of your days, if you refuse to hear the acceptable year.
Now, the other part of it, as I said, didn't need to be answered, because this coming Messiah, a time now, is when He will bring judgment.

Scripturally this is incorrect. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" (Eph 2:8)

Also, since the world did NOT end in 1977 and the 'year of Jubilee' did NOT happen in 1977, this would add to his own discredit.


Considering the fact that WMB and Gordon Lindsay SOLD pamphlets on 'how to keep your healing' in their campaigns, I find the following statement very hypocritical:
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Now, we find Him, as He would not join up with them, He would not have nothing to do in their ranks, then He was an outcast. He would not have any... Besides that, He went into the temple one day. A Man went in there and found the house of God just about contaminated as it is today. They were buying, selling, changing money. And He turned over the money tables; took ropes and plaited them, and beat the moneychangers out of the temple. And looked upon them with anger, and said, "It's written," hallelujah, "My Father's house is a house of prayer; and you've made it a den of thieves. And you, with your traditions, has made the commandments of God of none effect."65-0219 THIS.DAY.THIS.SCRIPTURE.IS.FULFILLED_

One might also ask about the cardboard suitcase of trinkets that 'the organization' sells to make their millions...


WMB then says that Baptism in the 'Jesus Only' method is the only way that you can receive the Holy Ghost:
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Well, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. Every time the Church ever received the Holy Ghost, It's always come like He did the first time, under the same prescription, Acts 2:38; never has changed, never will change.
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This is not correct, Biblically. Read Acts 10:44-48. They received the Holy Ghost BEFORE they were baptized. John baptized unto repentance, not yet knowing the Christ. Jesus said to "go forth baptizing in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost", NOT "Go forth baptizing in my name." The word for "name" can also be translated as "authority", and words spoken does not a soul save.


Then, WMB makes a wild reference to his "halo" picture in Houston, TX that has also been disproven in this forum by his fabrications to the specifics. He actually says that Jesus had the same 'halo' above Him! Jesus, the Son of God, having a Halo!
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John said, "This day I am 'the voice of one crying in the wilderness,' as said the prophet Isaiah. Prepare the way for the Lord!"
121 They didn't understand it. Say, "Oh, you're Jesus... you're--you're the Christ," rather.
122 He said, "I am not the Christ." He said, "I'm not worthy to loose His shoes. But," he said, "He is standing among you, somewhere," for he was sure that He would be there. He would be in his day, 'cause God told him he was to introduce the Messiah.
123 One day a young Man's come walking down through there, and he seen like a Light over the top of Him, a sign. And he cried out, "Behold the Lamb of God! This day this Scripture is fulfilled before you." Sure.
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Scripturally, this was not true. Luke 11-23 tells us that John the Baptist heard about Jesus raising the dead, and he sent messengers to find out, and knew Jesus was the Messiah before seeing him face-to-face.


He then downplays speaking in tongues:
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At the Day of Pentecost, how Peter stood up and quoted their Scripture, of Joel 2:38. When, they was all laughing, those people. They couldn't talk in their own language. They were jabbering off something else. The Bible said, "Cloven tongues." Cloven is a "parted" tongue, not saying nothing, just a jabbering. Running around like a bunch of drunk people!
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Cloven does mean "divided," but is referring to speaking in tongues.


Now learning that Gene and Leo were homosexual, and WMB not only allowed it but helped them start their commune at "The Park," this statement is hypocritical:
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Notice another, the increase in scientific research. Now, one time, just a... My grandfather went to see my grandmother, in an ox cart. Now it's a jet plane, or even an orbit into the air, into outer space. Its great... How, who said this? Daniel 12:4, said, "Knowledge shall increase in the last days." We see the hour we're living. Notice now the--the conditions of the world, the condition of science.
134 And notice again, today, in our educational system. Now don't try to deny this. I've got the newspaper clippings, teaching sex in our chur-... in our schools, of young students to have sexual affairs with one another and see if they can mate in the world. Yes, sir.
135 How about in our priesthood? Tonight I got a piece out of the paper. Over in Los Angeles, California, of where a bunch of clergymen, Baptist and Presbyterians, ministers, brought a bunch of homosexuals in and practiced homosexual, saying they was trying to win them to God. When, that's one of the curses of the hour, a Sodomite! And the law even arrested them.
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It is scary when you consider that this is the same thing Jim Jones taught:
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Now we found out the condition of the world. We see where the church normal, normal... Organization, denomination, we see where they are. We see where the nations are. And we see that this day these promises is fulfilled.
Now, but in this day there is to come a super, Royal Seed of Abraham. That's exactly what It'd be, would be a Royal Bride to the Royal, promised Son. As I spoke last night, it won't be a natural seed, it'll be a spiritual Seed. There is to be a spiritual Bride raise up, which will be the Royal Seed of the royal Faith of Abraham's Royal Son. She is to come on the scene in the last days, and the time and the place is a promise that's given to Her.
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God looks to the humble and lowly. It is by grace through faith, not preparation in ourselves.


WMB then changes the fabrication of the 1933 baptism:
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Then, consider now, I ask you at this hour, you people here of Jeffersonville. In 1933, the supernatural Light that fell down yonder on the river, that day when I was baptizing five hundred in the Name of Jesus Christ, as about a twenty-year-old boy. What did It say, Jeffersonville? What was It at the foot of Spring Street there, when the Courier Journal, I believe it was the Louisville Herald, packed the article of It? It went plumb across the Associated Press, plumb into Canada. Doctor Lee Vayle cut it out of the paper, way up in Canada, in 1933.
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There is no such article picked up by the A.P., and it cannot be found in ANY newspaper containing A.P. articles.


He then compares himself to Moses and the burning bush:
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And when God came down there and said that, when I was a little boy, in a burning bush, or a bush up there, on fire with a Pillar of Fire, up here at Wathen's place on the Utica Pike; packing water back there, from that barn to a moonshine still, you know the truth of it. He said, "Don't you never smoke, or drink, or defile your body, for there's a work for you to do when you get older." I testify to that being the Truth, that I saw It. And God, as He did with Moses, spoke out before the congregation down yonder, and said, "This is the Truth."
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Only problem is that he also said it was a tree that he "looked up into," and gives various ages of this account.


WMB then throws in the "halo":
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These promises that was made, notice, all these promises had been vindicated and fulfilled by the God of the promise. Look, hanging in Washington, D.C., tonight, the picture of the Angel of the Lord!
As George J. Lacy, the head of the FBI fingerprint and document for the United States government, examined It from Houston, Texas, and said, "This is the only supernatural Being was ever photographed in all the world." He ought to know; he's the best that's in the world, for it.
Notice, there It hangs, as the Truth, the same Pillar of Fire that led Israel back yonder at the wilderness. It's leading today, the same kind of a Message, of, "Come up out of Egypt!"...?... This day this Scripture is fulfilled. You know the Message that He said.
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The picture has never "hung in Washington DC," it's in a drawer with documents from other cults. Mr. Lacy was never a head of any dept of the FBI, he was a private consultant PAID to authenticate the photo. His assessment did not include any 'supernatural' findings, simply that 'a light struck the lens.'


Then WMB reminds the congregation of the seven seals:
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And said, "The Seven Seals of the hidden mysteries of the entire Bible will be opened, and fulfill Revelations 10, that in the seventh angel's Message these things should come to pass." This day this Scripture is fulfilled before our eyes. This day this Scripture is fulfilled.
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...do you not find it odd that these 'mysteries' are EXACTLY what Clarence Larkin said in the book that WMB read?


He then changes the 'age' we're living in ... again:
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Where we at in this Abrahamic age? Where are we in this great time we're standing, the great hour that we're living in? All the visions has been fulfilled.
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He then says that the BIBLE was sealed in a mystery by the seven seals:
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And I stood there a little bit till the Holy Spirit revealed it. I said, "The entire Bible, as much as been revealed to man, through justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in Jesus' Name, and all these things, has been revealed; but there is secrets that's hid inside, because the Bible is sealed with Seven Seals. I must go there to find it."
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Scripturally, this is not correct. The 'Mystery' was revealed in Jesus Christ. "Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages" (Romans 16:25).

The scroll John describes in Revelation was NOT the Bible, the Bible has not been sealed up in mystery.


WMB then describes the cloud that is already proven to be fabrication in another post in this forum:
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The Life magazine packed an article of it, "Mystic circle of Light goes up in the air above Tucson and Phoenix," in the same way that I told you nearly a year before it happened, how it would be, and like a triangle. The picture hangs in the church down there. You that took that magazine has it. There it was, just exactly. They said, "It's twenty-seven miles high and thirty miles across."
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The only problem with this particular retelling is that he says that he prophesied of the cloud before he went, turning the cloud now into a false prophecy.


WMB Then discredits Jesus a bit more:
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Now, when Jesus came to the earth, He came in the name of three Sons. Son of man, which is a prophet; Son of God; and Son of David.
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Prophets are not described as "Son of man." This was a term of reverence. It has diverse meanings, ranging from a normal human being to a prophesied eternal, divine ruler, but in the case of Jesus Christ, it was THE prophesied eternal divine ruler!


He then discredits Jesus quite a bit more:
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Now, He lived here on earth. He never did say He was the Son of God. He said, "I'm the Son of man." Jehovah Himself called Ezekiel and the prophets, "Son of man." Because, He had to come to fulfill Scripture as a prophet. Moses said, "The Lord your God shall raise up a Prophet likened unto me." That's the reason He could not be the Son of God there, because He was the Son of man. He... "The Word came to the prophets." And He was the Word in Its fullness. Son of man, the--the major prophet... Not the major prophet, but the God-Prophet, "The fullness of the Godhead bodily was in Him." Therefore, He was the Son of man.
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There is no gentle way around this one -- it is blasphemy.


Even worse, he describes how 'The Prophet' (Son of man) would return in the last days, likening himself to Jesus Christ:
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Now, Jesus said, just at the end of this church age that we're living in, that, "The Son of man would be revealed again in the same manner it was, as it was at Sodom."
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He then makes a false statement about salvation, again by bloodlines:
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Watch, He did that before the Jews, and the Samaritans, but never the Gentiles. The Gentiles, we people, were heathens in them days, the other nations, packing a club on our back, worshiping idols. We wasn't looking for no Messiah.
He only appears to those who is looking for Him, and we are supposed to be looking for Him.
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Scripturally, this is not correct. Jonah was sent to the Gentiles, and Jesus himself had one of his most miraculous events to the Gentiles. Mark 7:31 speaks of Jesus entering in the midst of the borders of Decapolis, where he later began feeding four thousand from the loaves and fishes. Decapolis was a Gentile region, and very few Jews would have been there.


WMB Then plays the significance of the spelling of his last name as compared to Abraham's first name:
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Not one time has the history, church of the world, ever had an evangelist to go to it, with a name ending in h-a-m, till this day, Billy G-r-a-h-a-m. Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] G-r-a-h-a-m, six letters. A-b-r-a-h-a-m is seven letters. But G-r-a-h-a-m is six letters, which is the world, man. See?
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Unfortunately for the listeners of the day, they did not have the iPads with the Lexicon built into it. A-b-r-a-h-a-m is English, and may have a similar number of letters. In the original Hebrew, however, there are only five letters of this FIRST NAME to compare to WMB's LAST NAME.

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