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John Collins5/9/2012 9:31:00 PMWMB starts out by reminding everyone of his prophecy of California:
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So now, so that we won't be too long on a great lesson this morning... I have sought the Lord, thinking, "What could I say?" knowing that this may be our last service that we'll ever have. The Coming of the Lord is so close at hand!
I see, after that prediction made in California, there is houses out there, and places, sinking at the rate of thirty inches a hour, timbers cracking and breaking in. And they don't know what's doing it. We are at the end. Hundred-thousand-dollar homes, sinking. I got big headlines in the paper, pictures, that I hope to bring tonight, as I want to speak on something on that tonight.

Though it has already been proven in this forum that this is a false prophecy, there is an interesting aspect of this particular retelling. Houses were sinking at a rate of thirty inches an hour! They must be halfway to China by now!

There is always some settling after an earthquake, but California is still standing. Billy Paul Branham, who WMB said would not be an old man before it happened, is now an elderly man. We have entered into a new century, proving the fact that it did not happen before 1977 -- the year WMB claimed he could see nothing past.


WMB then confuses the people with his sudden knowledge of the tectonic plates:
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As the scientists said the other day, on the television, speaking of the great thousands-of-miles break in the earth that's going to sink. He was asked the question, "It could sink there?" That's Los Angeles, the West Coast. And many of you seen how they followed it with radar, and went up through... broke in below San Jose, went across over into Alaska, out through the Aleutian Islands, about two hundred miles out into the sea, and come back down into San Diego, went around in behind Los Angeles, and come up there, a great pocket.
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There are seven major tectonic plates that are constantly floating and moving, causing earthquakes in various places as the Bible foretold. There are eight secondary plates that have the same effect. The fact that Los Angeles sits on one of these plates is of little significance, these plates are all around the world.


He starts off on the wrong foot when he speaks about false prophets:
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Now to take our time, to get a--a basic fact, because I'm making a statement here that's astounding. How can the Holy Spirit anoint a false teacher? But that's what Jesus said would happen.
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God never said that he would anoint false teachers or false anointed ones. Satan will work through these men in the last days. WMB himself is evidence of that fact.


It is interesting that WMB references Hebrews 6:
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Now to follow this up, to another prophecy pertaining to this, may we turn now to Hebrews the 6th chapter, for the next follow-up verse on this, where Paul bringing back to mind the same thing that Jesus said. Paul, speaking now. While you're hunting it... And you out in the broadcast, get your Bibles near you and a piece of paper, and look up this now. Hebrews the 6th chapter, Paul writing to the Hebrews, showing them the shadows and the types, bringing them from under Judaism into Christianity, showing them that how all the old things just foreshadowed the things that was to come. Paul speaking now, Hebrews 6.
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Hebrews 6 warns us of exactly the very thing that WMB attempted to do in his day:
1) Laying a foundation from dead works
2) Giving instruction about washings
3) Laying on of hands
4) Resurrection of the dead
5) Doctrines of eternal judgement

Paul said that to go through all of these doctrines again was impossible. To do so would crucify again the Son of God to their own contempt.

Instead, Paul said to look towards better things -- things that belong to salvation.



WMB then twists a scripture out of context regarding the "rain that falls upon the just and the unjust."
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But, you see, "He sends the rain," back to our subject, "on the just and the unjust." Jesus tells you here now, in Matthew 24, it would be a sign at the end time.
Now, if this sign is only to be known at the end time, then it'll have to be after the opening of those Seals. See? It's a sign of the end. That would be, when these things happens, it'll be at the end time. And it'll be a sign, now, so the Elected will not be confused in these things. You see it? Then, it's got to be revealed, exposed.

Notice, both the wheat and the weeds live by the same Anointing from Heaven. Both of them rejoice over It.
I remember this, referring back to this instance up there that day at the Green's Mill. I--I seen that vision come up. And there was a great earth, and it had been all disked up. And there went a Sower forth, first. I want to keep that before you. Watch what goes forth first, then what follows it. And as this Man with white on came forth around the earth, sowing seed, then behind Him come a man, dark clothes on, looked very sneaking, slipping along behind Him, sowing weeds. And as this taken place, then I seen both crops come up. And as they come up, one was wheat and the other one was weeds.
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Many times throughout his ministry, WMB used this scripture to prove his point that spiritual gifts were given by God to the unjust. It is taken out of context.

In Matthew 5, Jesus is talking about Divine Love when he uses this example of rain. We should love our neighbors as ourselves since the same rain that falls on us falls on them.
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You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers,[i] what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.



WMB then twists the scriptures even more, saying that faith and revelation are one and the same:
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What is faith? Faith is something that's revealed to you; that is not yet, but you believe it will be. Faith is a revelation of the will of God. So, by revelation!
And the churches today don't even believe in spiritual revelation. They believe in a dogmatic teaching of some system. "By revelation Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, which God testified he was righteous." Amen. I hope you see that. See where we're living? See the hour?
I was talking to a--a gentleman not long ago, a Christian scholar and gentleman. He said, "Mr. Branham, we refuse all revelations."
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Faith is absolute trust and confidence in something, even if it has not yet been revealed to us.

WMB claimed he had revelation of the seven seals and seven church ages, and the people who followed him had faith that WMB was not copying these ideas from somebody else to present as his own. It is a good thing for WMB nobody in the congregation had read the works of Clarence Larkin, or their faith would have been shattered.


He then twists the scriptures again, saying that the 'fruits' Jesus was referring to were 'teachings.':
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Notice, but it's what they produce that tells you the difference. "By their fruit," Jesus said, "you shall know them." "Man does not gather grapes off of a thistle," even though the thistle be right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it.
What is the fruit? The Word, for the fruit for the season. That's what it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the season, what time it is. Man's doctrine, denominational doctrine, but, or God's Word for the season?
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This is not true. The "fruit" is the results of that teaching, not the teaching itself. The fruits of the 'message' that WMB brought forth would be all of the scorn in the churches, the fighting among their own believers, the abuse and molestation, the sex acts that are covered up by the pastors, and the love of money that flows throughout.

The fruit of the true Bride of Christ would be Divine love one for the other, and the other spiritual gifts that follow.


Another false statement twists the scriptures:
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Notice. Remember, God is not the author of organization. The Devil is the author of organization. I've proved that by the Word, back and forth, and over and over; won't have to go into that this morning. We know that God never did organize people together like that, make a organization. Hundreds of years after the death of the last disciple, 'fore they ever had the first organization
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God is not the author of confusion, the devil is. The devil is not the author of organization. God organized a group of apostles to go forward and spread the Word. They were true men of God, organized together in one accord. They did not have an organization headquarters sitting on excessive tithes like the 'message' now has.


WMB then raises up Balaam:
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Balaam, anointed with the same Spirit that was upon Moses. What was the difference? The teaching of Moses was perfect.
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Balaam was a diviner and soothsayer, not an anointed man of God. He was later killed by the children of Israel because of his sorcery.


WMB then raises up Elijah, making him sound greater than he was since he claimed to be Elijah reincarnated:
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Notice, both of them, both of them anointed. Now, how could you tell which was right, and wrong? Watch what the Word promised to Ahab. The prophet which was before him, which was Elijah, one of the greatest prophets of the age, that was a vindicated prophet.
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Prophets are not great men. They are men that humble themselves to allow God to speak through them. Diviners and soothsayers are the ones who claim to be great.


WMB then makes false statements about the other soothsayers in the Bible, saying they were "anointed.":
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Notice closely as we study on. We'll take another instance, over in the Book of Kings. There was a--a prophet, and his name was Micaiah. He was the son of Imlah, and he was a prophet. He was.
And there was another prophet, the head of a organization of prophets, anointed ones. The Bible said they were "prophets," just the same as He said Balaam was a prophet, anointed ones.
And there was one of them by the name of Micaiah, who was anointed with God and sent by God, with the Word of God.
There was one, Zedekiah, who thought he was sent by God. He was anointed of God, but his teaching was contrary to the Word of God. "Rise, false Christs, show great signs, would deceive the Elected if possible."

Notice, both of them, both of them anointed. Now, how could you tell which was right, and wrong?
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Diviners and soothsayers are not anointed men of God. They do not receive the word from God but from somewhere else.


Again, he combines God with the 'messenger', which is not scriptural:
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The Holy Spirit is the Prophet of this hour; He a vindicating His Word, proving It. The Holy Spirit was the Prophet of Moses' hour. The Holy Spirit was the Prophet of Micaiah's hour. The Holy Spirit, which wrote the Word, comes and confirms the Word.
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Whatever WMB said in this [blank spot in tape] must have been a doozy:
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Now, just a minute. I want to look up something here. I think I wrote this down right. I'm not sure, but I want to say it, and look it up before I--I say it. Now, just one minute. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] "Reprobates concerning the Truth, concerning the Faith." "The Faith," there is only one Faith. That's right. "Concerning the Faith, reprobates!"
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I'm going to say it. No, yes, no ... silence. Who knows what blasphemy was spoken here, even the editors could not leave it in the tape.


WMB then starts an "I was here first" ploy to let the people know that these others with the gifts of prophecy on their campaigns were impostors:
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Notice, they did the same miracles, but they didn't... Notice, they didn't do it till after the original Word went forth, first. That's the way Satan done in the garden of Eden. That's the way he done all time. Who prophesied first? Moses. Who come on the scene first, Moses or Balaam? Moses. Who come on the scene first, Jeremiah or Hananiah? You see what I mean? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]
Notice, they copied. Carnal impersonators, sincere, thinking they were "doing God a service," as David did, last week, but carnal impersonation. I'm just waiting a minute. I want you to think between these places. If I don't say it, surely the Holy Spirit will reveal it, especially to the Elected. See?
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This is not scriptural; timing has nothing to do with satans deception. He asks us again to read between the lines.


WMB then brings in his "where the carcase is the eagles will gather" doctrine.
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"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how oft would I," from the beginning of time; not a third Person, somebody else, but, "I would have hovered you as a hen did her brood, but you would not. But now your hour is come." See?
"Where the Carcase is, the eagles will gather." But after the carcase is rotten, then the buzzards gather. See?
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This is not scriptural. Luke 24 correctly translated is "where the corpse is, the vultures will gather." Eagles eat carrion, just the same as vultures.

This is also describing an event that happens after the tribulation. All of the corpses left by the false prophets are fed to the vultures.


WMB claimed to be a "game warden", yet he does not know that eagles eat carrion and evidently has never watched a frog jump:
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A trinity of frogs! A frog is an animal that always looks backward. He never looks where he's going; he looks where he's come from. {...}
And he is a type of an eagle, a buzzard is. We know that. He sure is, but he can't follow that genuine eagle. See? He just can't do it. No, sir. His body isn't built; he's been eating on different carrion, see, and it won't be... it won't--it won't be the fresh Meat, the fresh Manna. It'd be something that Luther said, Wesley said, or Doctor So-and-so said. It won't be on what Jesus said for this hour.
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Frogs do not look backwards everywhere they go, and eagles do not only eat fresh meat. Eagles eat carrion along with the vultures.