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Cult Followers Afraid To Read Their Bibles

John Collins02/20/2013

Video available here: http://youtu.be/5XRnjc_pf3Q 

Followers of the Branham cult mistakenly call William Marrion Branham  “Revelations 10:7.”  I would say that this is simply because Branham applied this scripture to his own ministry, but the actual reason is much deeper than this:

They are afraid to read their Bibles if the Word of God disagrees with the words of the false prophet.

The books of the Bible were written in scrolls, no chapters, no verses, only text.  There was not “10:7”, and no “11,” all one big scroll.

If the followers of Branham put the Word of God above William Branham, there would be no fear in continuing on to the next chapter!  They would not be trembling in fear to read their own Bibles!

While Branham mentioned the “Two Witnesses” of Revelation that would soon be coming, he pointed to himself “Seventh Angel.”  Cult churches around the world create a freemason pyramid of ‘angels,’ listing Branham as the seventh, and even Branham’s masonic tombstone lists the “Church Ages” with the seventh angel on it.  Interestingly, they place Branham as the “capstone” that Branham called Jesus Christ.

Branham taught that he himself (as “Elijah”) was not one of the two witnesses:

1963, Questions and Answers: Brother Branham, I understand that Elias must be three times. You tell us that he has been twice already, and will come again. Now, will the person that the spirit of Elias will be upon, also be of the two witnesses of Moses and Elijah?

The answer: No, no.

He said that Malachi would return five times (which is extra-Biblical), and that those two prophets came after the “Malachi 4” prophet he claimed to be:

But, remember, Malachi 4, immediately after the Malachi 4 prophet, the fourth coming of John the Baptist in... or the... of Elijah. The fifth coming will be the Revelation 2, the witnesses, when he comes for the remnant of the Jews. But God has used that same Spirit five times: grace, J-e-s-u-s, it's all been Jesus all the time; f-a-i-t-h, g-r-a-c e, and so forth. You see? The number five is a grace number and He used it. Won't use just three, won't use just two, three, four. It's five times He uses it.  (Branham, 1965, Modern Events Made Clear By Prophecy)

Today, we are going to read the next portion of the scroll that the followers tremble in fear to read.  There should be no fear in reading the Bible, and it is time that we stand up for the Word of God over a false prophet.

At the end of Revelation 10, the scroll reads like this, entering into a completely different vision:  “And I was told,You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”

Next comes the vision that we will read, the one that unravels William Branham’s ENTIRE “Malachi 4 ministry.”

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.  And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”

Just as the prophets of old prophesied, John the Revelator describes measuring the Temple on the Temple Mount in Israel.  Why?  To prepare for the coming King!

These two witnesses prophesy for 1260 days, and this is BEFORE the seventh angel sounds his trumpet!

John describes these two witnesses as the “lights” to the world.  They were ‘lampstands’ to the Lord of the Earth – not just to Israel!

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.  And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes.

Here is the interesting part:  Israel is now back in their homeland.  This is a recent event, and one that happened during William Branham’s lifespan.  Yet, before the seventh angel sounds his trumpet, we will watch these two prophets shut the rain from the skies!  We will see plagues of every kind strike the earth! 

The biggest conflict of all between John the Baptist and the false prophet?  Before the seventh angel sounds, we will see the beast rise from the bottomless pit!  Which of you have seen this happen before Branham’s ‘seventh angel ministry?’

If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed.  They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.  And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit  will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.

Let’s pause here:  “Where their Lord was crucified.”  John the Revelator is telling us specifically where this would happen.  This does not happen in America as William Branham learned from John Alexander Dowie.

For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that Satan has not came from the bottomless pit to celebrate with the world!

But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.  Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.  And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Again, John the Revelator confirms the prophets of old.  The great earthquake that is to split Mount Olive in half.  Again, I ask you: Has this happened before the ‘seventh angel’ you call William Branham?

Finally, after all of these things, John the Revelator gets into the seventh angel sounding his trumpet:

The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”  And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying,“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.

Now I ask you:  The one you called ‘seventh angel’ has came and gone.  He had many failed prophecies, and died just as the Bible said a false prophet would. 

But have you seen any of the things that are to happen before this ‘seventh angel?’  When he sounded his ‘trumpet,’ did you see the Kingdom of the Lord come down from heaven?  Do you see Christ reigning?

Or do you see the world becoming worse and worse, vindicating William Branham for what he is: false prophet?