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Deep Study: Elijah

William Branham is one of several "Malachi 4 Prophets," men promoting themselves to be the fulfillment of Malachi's prophecy of the return of Elijah before the coming of the Lord, which Branham claimed to be the second coming — not the first. If you study Branham's teaching on the prophet Elijah chronologically, you will quickly find three distinct phases of teaching.

During the first part of his ministry, Branham would often tell the story of Old Testament Elijah, comparing elements of the story to modern events. Planting a foundation to build upon, Branham would start to describe how the coming "Elijah" would be exactly like the character he created in his stories of Elijah, comparing those descriptions to himself and his own ministry. Once he had established himself as the new Elijah, the last part was easy; anything said about the Old Testament Elijah would be applied to himself by the listener.

There is just one problem: The Elijah in those stories was not the Elijah of the Bible.

Branham described an Elijah that "hated women," having often described how he himself was accused of "hating women." According to Branham, God sent Elijah of the Old Testmaent to condemn Jezebel for her "bobbed hair" and makeup, just as he often did through his own sermons. In many instances, Branham compared Ahab and Jezebel to President and Mrs. Kennedy, telling his followers how Elijah needed to storm the White House to condemn President Kennedy for allowing the First Lady to wear cosmetics. Unfortunately, President Kennedy was assasinated before that dream was enacted, leaving what Branham called God's "final attack on the White House" unfulfilled.

Many of the followers of William Branham are unaware of the events surrounding the actual Elijah from the Old Testament. Having been trained to think that cosmetics were Jezebel's sin that brought condemnation and judgement, the true abomination of Jezebel is overlooked.

Ahab's marriage to Jezebel was a direct violation of the Mosaic Law, one that resulted in the curse of the Law. Jezebel was not one of the Children of Israel, and God warned Israel not to take wives from the Gentile nations. But Ahab did not keep the commandment.

The city of Tyre was a very important hub for commerce in the ancient world, and Ahab's union to the daughter of the King of Tyre would have seemed like a blessing in itself. Through Tyre, the riches of the world was within Ahab's reach. Tyre purple, for instance, was a royal commodity used in the clothing, cosmetics, and more. But while Tyre spread the wealth of the nations through its busy trade routes, it also spread something far more sinister: ancient pagan gods and goddesses.

It is believed that many of the Greek and Roman gods descended directly from the gods of tyre. The Pillars of Melquart, for instance, were re-established as the Pillars of Herecules in Greek mythology.

These ancient cults were believed by their members to provide power, wealth, fertility, and prosperity, but they also brought death and destruction. Human sacrifice, temple prostitution, and many other forms of evil were included in their ritual ceremonies.

These sacrifices and abomination infected the Children of Israel through Jezebel, causing the Children of Israel to break several other commandments of the Mosaic Law. God did not want his Children to be sacrificed to idols, and did not want His children to serve any other God. So he sent Elijah.

Elijah fit the mold of most of the Old Testment prophets and their message from God. The prophets consistently gave the same prophecy: Israel, you have fallen back into idolatry. Unless you repent and turn back to the One True God, I [God] will punish you. Jezebel, not being a Jew, failed to listen.

In the very last moments of her life, as her executioners were coming for her, Jezebel applied her paint of royalty. She wanted to die in dignity.

It is in these last few moments of Jezebel's life that Branham's teaching starts. According to Branham, this description of Jezebel's last moments were applied to all women of all races. Branham taught that since Jezebel used paint on her face, women in his following should not.

This expanded quicky. Branham would often call women who did not follow these rules "dogmeat," referring to Jezebel's death and dismemberment. Eventually, what started as a simple fictional story became a reality through his own congregation. The only problem is that the number of "Jezebels" dramatically increased, and his followers were trained to scorn through insult.

Eventually, after having convinced his following that he was indeed the return of Elijah, Branham would claim that God himself was being revealed as "Elijah" in the last days. This final advancement effectively promoted himself as the return of Jesus Christ in the form of a man.

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Branham's teachings on Elijah:

But there'll be a one-man system come forth with the power and the anointing of Elijah to fulfill the prophecy. Hallelujah. He'll shake it. And remember, he prophesied to them, and prophesied, and told them all the things, and God worked with him. But his final message was attacked on the White House. When John came, his final message was attacked on the White House of that day. Elijah's final message, when he walked down that road that morning after being in the Presence of God out there, walked down that road with old hairs all over him, his bald head shining, the whiskers blowing, them little old eyes was gleaming with the glory of God, that stick in his hand, and his feet just as steady as they could be: what's he doing? Walking right down from Samaria into the presence of the White House, and saying, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." Fearing nothing... The churches had turned him down; the people had turned him down; so now he's giving his final attack upon the White House.
61-0319 JEZEBEL.RELIGION

Just the same as they're going to do in the future, and doing it right now, politics and religion! Ahab was a pretty good guy, but Jezebel, he was married to her. I don't say that President Kennedy isn't a good man, but he's married to that Jezebel system. It wasn't Ahab that did it; it was Jezebel behind the throne, that controlled it. It's that Jezebel system that's going to do the damage here. He has to do, 'cause he's married to her. He has to receive it; he has to do it; he's married to her. Oh, my. Peoples, can't you see what the Scripture's doing? Can't you see where we're standing here in the last days?
61-0402 THE.TRUE.EASTER.SEAL

We done seen, this nation, just a perfect pattern of Israel. How when Israel come into their homeland, and — and drove out the occupants, as we come in and drove out the American Indian. And how they had great men in those days: David, Solomon, Joshua. And so did we come in and drive out the natives, and set up our land, our economy, upon freedom of religion, when we'd been bound by dogmas and things. We had great men, a Washington, a Lincoln. But, finally, as the years went by, they finally elected in a Ahab that had a painted-up Jezebel who set the fashions of the world. So have we done the very same thing. And now we see the same thing take place. In that day, you had an Elijah to stand and condemn it. Oh, how they hated him, but he — he stood. His voice will still be standing at the Day of the Judgment. And, Father, send to us an Elijah. Send to us the Voice of the Bible, the Voice of God, and vindicate It. And prove that You are God, that You do the same yesterday, today, and forever, that the people would know. Without any hesitation, they see that it's the Truth. And may people... Like the little woman at the well, had been mixed up in all kinds of stuff, but when that Light flashed across her little path that she was walking on, she seen something. She was never the same anymore. She came to a Fountain that she had never visit before.
63-0412M THE.WORLD.IS.FALLING.APART

Elijah was God's man of the day, not just some good, intelligent teacher. Why, he was old guy that walked along. Would you... Come, if come to your door today, you'd probably run him away. A whole nation hated him. Jezebel and all the rest of them hated him. Because, she set in the White House and made all the women do the way she did, and all of them patterned after her. And Ahab was turned, his head was turned, by her power. We haven't missed it too far today. Just about the same, and there — there you are. And they was all popularity. And, oh, they was all snowed up.
62-1230M ABSOLUTE

Now, we've had Elijahs, and Elijahs' coats, and Elijahs' mantles, and Elijahs' everything. But the Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Matthew the seventeen-... Luke 17:30, says the Son of man is to reveal Himself among His people. Not a man, God! But it'll come through a prophet. Now, He never had two major prophets at the same time, never, in the world. See? No matter how much there's... two — two heads can't... It has to be one head. God has to get one man under His control. See? There's one God; there was Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but one God over it all, notice, and just used them offices. So has He with Elijah, the Spirit of Elijah; He used that Spirit, but the same God controlling It all the time to fulfill His Word.
65-1127B TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT IT BEING GOD'S WILL

But what was Elijah's message? To bobbed-hair women, denominations. Yes, sir, and he really tore them to pieces: painted-up faces. Told them, "You're going to be fed to the dogs." he just really tore into them.
63-0322 THE.FIFTH.SEAL

I can prove by the Bible that any woman that'll bob her hair has a legal right in the sight of God for her husband to divorce her. Hair... That's the Scripture. Now, if you don't believe it, lay the question up here tomorrow night, and I'll show you. That's right. That's right, but what do we do? The Bible says it's a common, sinful thing for a woman pray with her hair cut short. That's right. And yet we... You put all this make-up on, but what does it do, friend? There's only one woman done that, and you know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So if you see a woman wearing that, say, "Howdy do, Miss Dog-meat." That's exactly what she was. God fed her to the dogs: Jezebel. You know you don't want to be of her daughters, but I don't blame it on you. It's because it's tradition. It's handed right down, and it's a disgrace.
53-1130 HAS.THE.LORD.SPOKEN.ONLY.TO.MOSES

Look at Elijah, after his work was finished on earth. He was so full of that quickening power, he condemned them Jackie Kennedy haircuts in his day. He had told old Jezebel what he thought of her. He told them preachers and priests what was right and wrong, and they didn't believe him. But he condemned them painted-faced women and things, so bad. And he so full of that quickening power till nothing could harm him. God had fed him from the heavens, took him out and set him aside. He was so full of quickening power, come time to die, the Jordan opened up, and he just walked, sent down a chariot and took him up Home, so full of that quickening power. He become a true, genuine son of God. Yeah.
65-0410 THE.EASTER.SEA

On down, Elijah the prophet, they were God's gift. Many of them raised up false prophets. Right in the days of Elijah there raised up false prophets, but God testified of the prophecy of Elijah. If it's of God, God will testify of it. And there was Elijah, and he was God's gift to Israel. You believe it? He was even Ahab's pastor. He was Jezebel's pastor. She didn't want to admit that he was her pastor, but he was the man who told her where she was living. That's right. He was her pastor. She hated him, but yet he was God's provided gift for her down there to let her know her sins; and she failed to see him. You know what I'm speaking of?
47-0412 FAITH.IS.THE.SUBSTANCE

Women, there was only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face, and that was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So if you see a woman wearing that, you can say, "How do you do, Miss Dogmeat?" That's exactly what God called her. He fed her to the dogs.
62-0720 A.TESTIMONY.ON.THE.SEA

But there'll be someone come someday: a Light, before the going out, this open door that's set before the church. Watch and see if it doesn't come some of these days. God will send the Elijah. Just as certain as I'm standing in this pulpit, He will send; and that Elijah will shake the people right straight back to the original Pentecostal doctrine.
61-0117 THE.MESSIAH

One of them, Martin Luther, he begin to shine a Light. There was a little Light, just a very small strength, of justification. Along come Wesley, stronger, sanctification. After Wesley, come the stronger than him, Pentecostal, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, in another great prophet. See? But in the last days, of Malachi 4, Elijah is to come with the very Word. "The Word of the Lord came to the prophet." In the evening Lights, is to come forth, to restore and bring back. What? "Turn the hearts of the children back to the Faith of God." Fourth Light! Four killers took It. Four messengers destroyed It. Four messengers of death took It away, in dogmas. Four messengers of righteousness restore Her back again. "Prophesy, son of man. Can these bones live?" Wish we had time. I got it wrote down here, but I have to miss that. "Prophesy. Can these bones live?" What's the four stages of that coming forth of that Church? What's the four stages of Ezekiel's dry bones coming forth? But the Life only come, not when the sinew skin was on them, but when the wind blowed upon them. That's when come back that fourth Message of Life.
62-0422 THE.RESTORATION.OF.THE.BRIDE.TREE

The vindicated Word of the hour! The vindicated Word of the days of Moses was Jesus. The vindicated Word of the day of Isaiah, Elijah, John, all, was Jesus. And the vindicated Word today is Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Help us, Lord, to believe that, see that, and walk in it. We — we ask in Jesus' Name.
65-0718M TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD

And one person He deals with. He had a... He didn't even have a — a — a Moses and Elijah, the same time. He couldn't have Elijah and Elias, the same time. He couldn't have John and Jesus, the same time. He has always got one, because He gets that one person into His Divine will.
64-0401 THE.IDENTIFIED.CHRIST.OF.ALL.AGES

That was Christ in Elijah. And that was the message of the hour, for the Word of the Lord for that hour was with that prophet. Jesus was the fulness of all those prophets, every one of them only manifested Him. That's all. All the way from Joseph, from thirty pieces of silver, everywhere, He — He portrayed Christ. So did Moses!
64-0213 THEN.JESUS.CAME.AND.CALLED

And remember again... I'll give you some of the descriptions of this man. He will be a woman hater. He sure will. Look at — look what he was on Elijah: Jezebel. Look on John: Herodias. See? Another thing, he will be firmly against denominations. Look at Elijah; look at John. "Don't think to say within yourself we have Abraham to our father. God's able of these stones to rise children to Abraham." He will hate denominations; he will hate immoral women. He will be a man in the wilderness, that lives in the wilderness, coming forth with his Message. And he will bring the hearts of the people... Oh, there's been a hundred Elijah's come up in the last days: Alexander Dowie, and so many in the world today saying they're Elijah, they're Elijah of the day. Elijah will go back to the original Pentecostal Ephesus church, and bring that same Message to the people with signs of the Messiah. The Bible said so.
61-0117 THE.MESSIAH

The great prophet Elijah to appear on the scene, a woman hater, wilderness man with a message that's to turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers.
61-0119E QUEEN.OF.SHEBA

And you people, for politics, because you're just a good Democrat, voted for something like that and sold your birthrights of Americanism and Christianity to give it over to the prostitute that run us in this nation, what made us what we was. See how she's been creeping in real easy, until now she's on the throne (Sure.), the White House throne.
61-0319 JEZEBEL.RELIGION_

He will be a woman-hater, a wilderness lover. He won't belong to any organizations. Said, "Don't think to say within yourself, 'We have Abraham to our father.'" Neither did John, neither did Elijah.
61-0416 ABRAHAM.AND.HIS.SEED

Now, I know you're going to remind me of what Jesus said about, "If you can receive it, this is the Elijah that was to come." In that forgotten beatitude in Matthew 11:6... When disciples of John, after John, like Elijah a woodsman, lived in the woods, a woman hater like Elijah... Elijah condemned them women just as hard as he could by the way they were living. And what did John do? The same thing. "It's not lawful for you to have her," them immoral women. The nature of that prophet, he loved the woods, and stayed in the woods, come forth fearless. He was against organizations. He said, "You generation of vipers, who's warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Don't you think we have this our... for God's able of these stones to rise children to Abraham." He pulled no punches.
62-0624 SUPER.SIGN

What kind of a spirit did Elijah have on when he was... Nobody knows much about him. He was just a man, but he was a prophet. He was hated. My. And what time did he rise? Right in the time of the popularity of Israel when they'd all went worldly, and he got her out there and he was a woman hater...?... Sure was. And he loved the wilderness. That was his nature.
63-0318 THE.FIRST.SEAL

Now notice. What did you do? Everything was edu-... You want it so well, till you got your television out, and put Mr. Nixon and Mr. Kennedy on there, to test their intelligence before you done it. Then, even there's enough good people left in America wouldn't have done that; they know our heritage. We know where we belong to. And you Democrats! I'm neither Democrat or Republican. I'm a Christian. But you, Democrats, that would let some little Ricky come around, and you would sell your birthrights for your politics, and vote in something that our nation was established to get away from, shame on you. Got the same Ahab and Jezebel!
63-0412M THE.WORLD.IS.FALLING.APART

Just exactly the Elijah, a hater of immoral women, and put on a lot of paint, powders and makeups and all that stuff there.
64-0816 PROVING.HIS.WORD

Why, people, they say I'm a woman-hater. That's far from the Truth. I do not. They call, "A woman-hater!" Remember, they called Paul a woman-hater. A woman minister, not long ago, said, "Oh, you're like old Paul, all he had to do is pick on us women."
65-0221M MARRIAGE.AND.DIVORCE

Notice again, Elijah was a woman hater, he told Jezebel about all of her paint, and where to get on and off at. So was John. Jezebel tried to kill Elijah, swore by her gods that she'd take his head off of him. So did Herodia. See? Always watch their message, watch what they did. Now we find out that if they would a looked back and seen what the Bible said, and watched the nature of the man and how perfect he was in time with the Scriptures and everything, they ought to have knowed that was him. About a half a dozen knew it. That's right. Not over a half a dozen realized it. They went to hear him, but they didn't believe It. See? Why? They did not believe the identification of prophecy in their hour. See?
65-0801E EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY

Like Elijah, after that mighty, vindicated prophet that the Word of God came to, had finished preaching His message to the modern American groups of the First Lady, with their bobbed-hairs and Jezebel-paint groups. God confirming His prophet; every time he prophesied, it was the truth. God had to call him off of the field, until He plagued that generation with mighty plagues, for rejecting the message of His prophet and the Word of God that He had sent to them. God sent him into the wilderness, in hiding, not even the king could call him out. And them that tried to persuade him against the will of God, died for doing so. (O God! Whew. Uh!) But when God spoke to His faithful prophet by a vision, out of the wilderness he come with THUS SAITH THE LORD. What did he do? Straight to the Word, back to the Word he went, brought the twelve stones and rolled them together.
62-0318 THE.SPOKEN.WORD.IS.THE.ORIGINAL.SEED

Elijah, after he had condemned bobbed hair and painted faces, for all of his life, of that Jezebel, the first woman, her and the renowned president of that time, who put a poor example before the people and got them all carried off. And — and, actually, he thought he was the only one preaching that. He just carried the thing every way. And he done so much, till he was getting tired, and he wanted to go home. And he knowed God was from Above. He needed a rope to climb up, to come up to Heaven, but God sent him a chariot with two horses hitched to it. That's God's provided way to take him. Might have been looking for a rope, but God sent a chariot. That was His way. Joshua... And at the end of the road, that was Elijah's end. That was Noah. That was, all the time, the end.
63-0115 ACCEPTING.GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY.AT.THE.END.TIME

I was with Elijah, out there when the whole world turned him down, and Ahab and all their Jezebels with all their bobbed hair and things of that day, their paints and powders, everything that got the church. I stood with Elijah, claimed the message pure and clean, on God's Word. Hallelujah! I stayed with him on Mount Carmel when he stood alone out there. I seen him pray the fire down out of heaven.
64-1205 THE.IDENTIFIED.MASTERPIECE.OF.GOD

And Elijah. After bawling out bobbed-haired women and everything, as he did in his day, Jezebels with the paint on them, after he got so full of it, and — and had done all he could, and all them priests making fun of him, and everything else, he walked down at the river one day. And just across the river was the horses hitched to a bush over there, a chariot of fire and horses of fire. He stepped right on, and threw his robe off to the next prophet to follow him, and went up into Heaven. He accepted the leadership of Eternal Life, 'cause it was Christ that was in Elijah. Oh! Yes, sir! What was it? "Follow Me!" Now you must choose your leader. You've got to choose it, friends. Look in God's looking glass, the Bible, and see where you're at tonight.
65-1207 LEADERSHIP

All this went on in Israel. Finally, one day, come stomping out of the wilderness, come an old hairy-looking fellow, Elijah the Tishbite. He never come up out of any of their organizations; he come out of the wilderness. He had nothing to do with them. He was a prophet of the Lord. Brother, he shook that Jezebel kingdom for everything that was in it. They hated him. He had no cooperation; I'll guarantee you that. The Bible says not. Certainly. He made them painted-faced Jezebels burn up, I imagine. He laid the axe to the root of the tree like John did; the chips fall wherever they wished to, but he laid her in there. He shook the nation, showing that they were wrong, and trying to call them back to a true living God, and back to His Word instead of a Jezebel worship.
61-0319 JEZEBEL.RELIGION

Let's carry another one, Elijah, standing up there on the mountain. He had fussed with Jezebel and her painted face, and he was kind of getting tired of it. About all the women pattern after the first lady, maybe water-head hair-cuts and whatever they had in that day. He had fussed at it so much till it — it about to get him down.
63-0114 A.TRUMPET.GIVES.AN.UNCERTAIN.SOUND

Elijah, after he had condemned bobbed hair and painted faces, for all of his life, of that Jezebel, the first woman, her and the renowned president of that time, who put a poor example before the people and got them all carried off. And — and, actually, he thought he was the only one preaching that. He just carried the thing every way. And he done so much, till he was getting tired, and he wanted to go home. And he knowed God was from Above. He needed a rope to climb up, to come up to Heaven, but God sent him a chariot with two horses hitched to it. That's God's provided way to take him. Might have been looking for a rope, but God sent a chariot. That was His way. Joshua... And at the end of the road, that was Elijah's end. That was Noah. That was, all the time, the end.
63-0115 ACCEPTING.GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY.AT.THE.END.TIME

Or in the days of Elijah, when he talked enough about painted faces, and — and the modern lady of the hour, that Jezebel, setting there turning her — her husband's head any way it wanted to go? And whether it wanted to or not, she turned it, anyhow. And the preachers all agreeing, "That's all right. See, that's all right, because our queen!" See? And they all so easy fall into that trend. If that ain't a picture of today, I never seen it. All these silly things that people are doing, and, yet, in the Name of Christ. If He was guilty of all that? He's not guilty of any of it. How do you know where He... The Word expresses it. Just let's follow down a few minutes and see.
63-0123 IDENTIFICATION

Them Jews saying, "Wait, we still keep the law here." But here stands Moses himself, and here's Elijah standing with him. See, he comes to the Jews only. See, Moses only went to the Jew. The prophet Elijah was to all nations, but Moses become a prophet to the Jews and a law-giver. See? That was his message: the law. But what was Elijah's message? To bobbed-hair women, denominations. Yes, sir, and he really tore them to pieces: painted-up faces. Told them, "You're going to be fed to the dogs." he just really tore into them. And then when his spirit come upon John, he stomped right out of the wilderness and done the same thing. Right. Said, "Don't you think that we belong to this or that. God's able of these stones to rise children to Abraham." Walked up the road, he said, "And you mean to tell me that you married your own brother-in-law?" He said, "It's not lawful for you to do it." Brother (Whew, hm), he told her. Sure.
63-0322 THE.FIFTH.SEAL

Elijah had cursed Jezebel about her painted face, and her way she had got all the people doing. And he was tired and weary, and was about ready to go Home. He was so old he couldn't hardly walk across Jordan; God provided a way for him to cross Jordan. He wanted to go up into Heaven, to meet God; God sent a chariot of fire down, and horses, and took him up. God's provided way. God's provided way. He always does it just exact. Right. Yes, sir. God provides a way, always. Yes. The wise men, when they were on their road from up in Babylon, they were seeing a way they wanted to go down, 'cause they knew this King was to be born. They needed a compass; God provided a Star. They left everything else behind. They didn't need compasses; they followed the Star. It was God's provided way. God provided a way, they followed the Star until they found the perfect Light. Oh!
64-0206E GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY.FOR.THIS.DAY

Look at today, what we call the prophets of the churches today, and then call themselves "of God"? Some of these modern Ahab prophets with their little painted-faced, short-haired, short-wearing Jezebels leading them around wherever they want to go, then call themselves doctors, and so forth, "of the Bible"? How can it be? They are Ahabs, yes, doctrine of their creeds, afraid to get off of it, afraid they'd be put out of their denomination, or something.
64-0214 THE.VOICE.OF.THE.SIGN

Now what group would your present character identify you? Would you, in the days of — of Elijah, would you have went out there where Jezebel, say, cut her hair and painted her face, and was a modern woman? Now just think where you are identified now. You say, "I'm Pent-..." I ain't saying what you are. I'm asking your character. We're going below these little things that you're looking at. We're going on the inside of you.
64-0216 IDENTIFICATION

And look at Elijah, he condemned all them painted-faced Jezebels of his day, them immoral women. What did John do? The same thing, to Herodias. Both of them, was a cause of their death. Look at Elijah, after he had done that great work, he'd get moody, laid out there and prayed for God to take him. John did the same, even laid there and sent his disciples over, said, "Go ask Him. Is He the One or do we look for another?" Jesus knew that. He was Elijah. That had to be his nature. He was identified exactly as Elijah was. He was in the spirit of Elijah. Is to come five times, that spirit is, to be used: Elijah, Elisha, John, Malachi 4, and then for the Jews. The last days, we're in tonight, the spirit of Elijah. Notice now. Today, I want you to look at our modern Ahab prophets today, letting their Jezebels cut their hair, paint their face, wear shorts, smoke cigarettes, anything, "It's okay." Our — our Ahab prophets of today, going with their schools, sure, leading them around by man-made creeds and denominations. What is it? Ahab prophets. We need another Micaiah to rise on the scene. Or in time of Ahab, Elijah come on the scene. That's who, promised. Leading them around, any way they want to go. If they don't, mistreat them here somewhere, they'll go over and join this and still maintain their — their — their Christian profession. Well, they never was saved, at the beginning. Their very nature proves it. Can you get grapes off of a thorn tree? Can you get watermelons from a pumpkin vine? The very nature shows they want nothing to do with the Word. They make fun of It, and blaspheme It. When it's written, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, these things are to happen," and they laugh at It, make fun of It.
64-0313 THE.VOICE.OF.THE.SIGN

There was Elijah in the time that all the women cut their hair, like Mrs. Kennedy and them does today. Paintedtheir faces, a Jezebel. A king and all the people went worldly; the church did, too. And God sent in a prophet, by the name of Elijah, to condemn that thing. After he had got old and tired, he was ready to go Home, he didn't even have to die. His payoff come, also, God just sent him down a chariot and some horses, and packed him on up into the Heavens.
64-0314 THE.INVESTMENTS

Now, now notice, on Elijah. After... Look, Elijah, that great prophet, man in his day. Excuse me. Brother, sister, in that day he had busted them painted-faced women, them Jezebels and Ahabs. And stood till... And nobody, looked like, stood with him. And he rebuked, and devoured, and stood out there, and God had taken care of him and helped him in every place. You know, the old fellow got tired one day. He said, "I'm getting old, so I just can't go no further." He was going on, I guess, ninety years old; real old, and walking around there, and he was so full of quickening Power. You know what? He looked across Jordan. O God! I can almost see the other side. Can't you? So full of the quickening Power, until, he seen a chariot hooked over there, some horses of Fire and chariot of Fire, hooked to some tree over there. He just walked across the river and went Home, without even dying. The quickening Power sent, caused a chariot to come down from Heaven and take him up. Even picked off his coat and throwed it back for Elijah. That's right.
65-0418M IT.IS.THE.RISING.OF.THE.SUN

The same thing we find out on Elijah. Old Elijah had bawled out so many of those painted-face Jezebel's, and haircuts, and so forth, that they were using of that day, the old man had spent his life just condemning sin amongst them women, because they had a woman, Jezebel, there to set a pace. Just about like your Hollywood here has, and got all the sisters all wound up into it out there. And, the Jezebel still lives, you can just look around and you can see she does. And she is still in great power, too.
65-0425 GOD'S.PROVIDED.PLACE.OF.WORSHIP

God help preachers to get down to the Gospel. Listen, ladies, there was only one woman in the Bible that ever painted herself to meet a man, and that was Jezebel; and God fed her to the dogs. So when you see them wear that, say, "How do you do, Miss Dog Meat?" That's exactly what it was: God fed her to the dogs. You don't want to be like her. God will make you pretty in your ways: pretty is, as pretty does. But even our holiness churches are letting down. You know that's the truth. You better come back to the old hewing line again, back to the Gospel.
50-0827A PRODIGAL

But there King Ahab had went down and married this little queen, or little princess, and she was a idolater. He married out of the — out of the covenant. And when he did it, brought trouble into Israel. And she torn down. Boy, she was a spitfire, my, if there ever was one. Maybe a beautiful girl, beautiful woman for all I know. Say, I don't mean to rub off this to some of the women now, or something another. But I want to ask you something. Now, what you do, that's between you and our Lord. Is that right? That's your own business. But I think... Did you ever notice the first woman that ever used makeup on her face, what happened to her. She was Jezebel. And you know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So, you see, that's dog meat. So... All right. So just...
52-0719 MAKE.THE.VALLEY.FULL.OF.DITCHES

Some fellow, the other day, I was talking about some lady; I was quoting a story about some lady up playing the piano. And now you can... Now, this is your own business. That's up to you. See? But the lady, she had on so much make-up, that woman had enough paint on to paint a barn almost. And there, he said, this man said, "Brother Branham, this is my wife." Said, "She's a saint." I said, "Brother, I don't want to hurt your feelings; she looks like a haint. She don't look no saint to me." That's what... You know what a haint is? Down in the south, that's "a spook." All right. Let me tell you. Listen. The only woman in the Bible that ever painted her face to meet a man, was Jezebel, and God fed her to the dogs. So if you see any of these people that's supposed to be so good, and got the Holy Ghost. You can say, "How do you do, Miss Dog Meat." That's what God calls her, is dog meat, for him. You see? All right.
52-0810A I.AM.THE.RESURRECTION.AND.THE.LIFE

One time there was an old preacher down there preaching, by the name of Elisha. He got up there and he looked out over the country, and he said, "I tell you, it's the awfulest I ever seen." The old king down there went and married a little old painted-up Jezebel, enough paint on her face to make... The only woman in the Bible that ever painted her face. And you know what God did to her? God fed her to the dogs. That's the only one I know. You see a woman with a lot of paint on her face, you know what you can call her? Say, "Hello, Miss dog meat." That's what she is, like dog meat. Oh, my. Listen, brother, I just turned back from Africa. That stuff come from the strain of heathenism. The heathens paint themselves. Oh, brother, when a man or woman gets right with God, you don't have to tell them that; ashamed, themselves. Hallelujah. That's right.
52-0900 GOD'S.WAY.THAT'S.BEEN.MADE.FOR.US

Listen, let me tell you something. I might as well get it right here. A long time ago that was wrong to do it. But it isn't no more. Just like they took the old Charlie BarleyCorn with that scarecrow hat on, Old Charlie... Put him in bumpers in a can, put him in the ice box. You dress him up a little bit, but he's still Charlie BarleyCorn. Just as much sin to drink it out of a bumper as it was out of the old barrel a long time ago. Right. Let me tell you something, women. If you're guilty of that, listen, I will tell you what will complexion you better than anything. Take this little bit of — of the Gospel in your heart. That's right. It will take care of it. Let me tell you; there's only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face to meet men. And that was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. Now, if you see a woman with a lot of paint on her face, say, "There's Miss Dog meat." That's what God said. That's exactly right. That's Miss Dog meat. That's what the Bible... And God fed her to the dogs. That's... Amen.
53-0613 GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY

Yeah, Christians, calling yourself Christians, coming around all fixed up and made up. There was only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face and that was Jezebel. You know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. That's right. And when you see a woman acting like that and call herself a Christian, say, "How do you do, Miss dog meat?" That's what she is: dog meat. God gave her to the dogs. Yes, sir. Oh, what we need today is a good old fashion Holy Ghost stirring among the people to get men and women back to the living God again. What's the matter? The world's dead. There we go. I can see when this man John was born, when he come out of the wilderness of Judaea, he didn't have a tuxedo on, his collar turned around in the back, eating fried chicken and ice cream three times a day, but he'd had locusts and wild honey; and he had a big old piece of sheepskin draped around him, with a camel skin belt lapped on him.
53-0906A BELIEVEST.THOU.THIS

Now, your preachers are here to teach you this. But look, ladies, there was only one woman in all the Bible ever put on paint. You don't put on paint to meet God. You put it on to meet men. Jezebel did the same thing. God fed her to the dogs. If you see a woman with a lot of paint on, say, "How you do, Miss Dog meat?" That's what God made out of her: dog meat, give her to the dogs. That's right. Yes, sir. "Howdy do..." And I noticed a lot of the women taking on smoking cigarettes. Oh, my. That's the littlest thing you can do. I better keep still on that. So anyhow, the preachers will tell you that.
54-0307A THE.END.TIME_

I said, "But he never went out of business." He's still in the business. That's right. Yes, sir, if it was sin then, it's sin now. Listen my sisters, I ain't saying this for jokes, 'cause I don't believe in joking in the pulpit. But there was only one woman in the Bible ever painted her face. And you don't paint your face to meet God; you paint your face to meet man. That's right. And only one woman ever painted her face, and that was Jezebel. That's right. That's exactly right. Listen, you know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So if you see a woman with a lot of paint on and calling herself a Christian, say, "Good evening, Miss Dog-Meat." That's exactly what God made out of her, is dog meat. That's right. Now, don't get up and go out, 'cause I know you're guilty. Let me tell you something, brother. What we need today is a good old-time Saint Paul's revival and the Bible Holy Ghost back in the church, is exactly what we need, back the old fashion line. You know that's true.
54-0809A I.WILL.RESTORE.UNTO.YOU.SAITH.THE.LORD

Here, some time ago, a woman said to me, said, "Brother Branham, do you mean to tell me that you believe it's wrong for a woman to wear some m-...-cure all over her lips?" And I said, "There was one woman in the Bible that did that. A woman never did paint her face to meet God, she painted her face to meet men. And that was Jezebel. Jezebel painted her face and put a round tire around her head, and went out to meet the... a man." You know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So when you see a Christian woman saying she's full of the Holy Ghost, and her acting like that, just say, "How do you do, Ms. Dog-meat?" That's what God calls her, "Ms. Dog-meat." He fed her to the dogs. That's exactly right. I didn't say that for a joke; I don't believe in joking, this is the pulpit. But I'm telling you what, brother, it's a disgrace the way you women... And they... What did it? Your pastors let down, behind the pulpit, to preach the Truth. The greatest sponsors I got in America is Pentecostal people, but brother, it was like in the time of the revolutionary, in — in Par-... in France. They needed a revolutionary in the time of Joan of Arc. They had a revolution, then they needed a counter-revolutionary. The Full Gospel needs to be preached, then they need a revival. That's right. Clean them up a little bit.
54-0829A I.WILL.RESTORE.SAITH.THE.LORD

Here not long ago, a man wanted to introduce me to his wife, a great holiness organization. Said, "My wife is going to play the piano tonight, Brother Branham." And I looked at her, and the woman... I ain't making fun of the woman; I don't believe in doing that. I'm only telling what's the truth. And I want you to receive it in the same way of love. I have to be stern once in a while. Yes, sir. And the woman had a dress on, and if I'd see my wife like that, I'd divorce her. And that's exactly the truth. I wouldn't... I'd put her away, out there like that, and paint all over her face, and I said, "Is she a Christian?" Oh, said, "She's a saint." I said, "She looks a haint to me." That's right, to see something like that. I don't mean it joking. But that's the truth. A little old Jezebel, painted up... Only woman ever painted her face to meet men was — was Jezebel, and God fed her to the dogs. That's right. So it's just a dog meat to begin with; so forget it. Come back to the altar, and God will make you wash your face and get right.
55-0311 THE.SEAL.OF.THE.ANTICHRIST

Listen, lady, don't you let that kind of nonsense be poured down your throat. A good old fashion case of the baptism of the Holy Ghost will take that out of you just as exactly like...?... That's right. Just remember you've lost some ground somewhere. I don't care what that woman preacher... She wasn't ordained, or God would tell you that in the first place. That's right. It's so contrary to the Word. Listen. There never was but one woman in the Bible that ever painted herself up to meet a man, and that was Jezebel. God fed her to the dogs. So if you see a woman all painted up. You just say, "Howdy do, Miss Dog meat." That's what God made out of her. Just an old dog meat. don't you pay any attention to that; that's of the devil. That's right. Oh, she ought to clean up and act like what Jacob said to his wife and daughter. Make yourself like what you ought to be. Amen.
55-0611 WHAT.IS.THAT.IN.THY.HAND_

Let me say this. You say, "Brother Branham, every time you come here you beat down on the people." Well, if you... Maybe you need it. We've got to tally up with this Book. Let me say something, sister. What's happened to the holiness church? What's happened to our people? I appreciate the decency that you do show. But did you know, years ago it was wrong for you to cut your hair? The Bible says it was. Well, why do we have so many bobbed haired women today? It used to be wrong for you to wear that manicure, ever, how that's the wrong name for it, but that stuff you put on your face, paint. There was only one woman in the Bible ever painted her face, and God fed her to the dogs. That's right. So when you see a lady wearing that, you can say, "How do you do, Miss Dog meat." That's exactly what she is in the Presence of God. Now, that's the truth. It's wrong. There's your example in the Bible.
56-0611 HEAR.YE.HIM

Notice, then when he walked down, he begin to perform miracles. And one done eight, Elijah. And Elisha with sixteen, a double portion of the Spirit was upon him. During that time, old king Ahab had died, because the prophet told him how his end was going to be. And the little painted-faced wife, she died too; and the dogs eat her just according to the Word of the Lord. She hated that preacher worse than anything, because he was always telling her how about her sins. How could he be honest and sincere with God and keep from doing it? God had told him that He was going to feed her to the dogs. And she didn't become nothing but dog meat. And so no matter how much of those pretty, painted-up, rosebud lips was, when she stood...?... up. Old Jehu said, "Throw her out the window." She wasn't vamping him with her Bambi eyes. He was a man of God. Said, "Throw her out the window." And the dogs eat her up on the street. That's right.
56-0728 MAKING.THE.VALLEY.FULL.OF.DITCHES

Now, a long line of kings had come down. Ahab, the wicked one, had been shot by a bow and killed. And Jezebel was throwed out of the room as she tried to — to make love, or dance. Or Jehu, when he drove down, and he had the eunuchs to throw her out the window into the street. And did you know what? Let me tell you, Life Tabernacle. Seeing some of you women begin to wear your makeup and stuff like the rest of the women of the world, that nearly killed me when I walked in here the other day and saw that. Look. There's only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face. You don't paint your face to meet God; you do to meet men. And the woman that did that, God fed her to the dogs. So when you go to wearing that, just remember, God's turned you over to some dog meat, when you see anybody doing that.
56-0801 THE.ARROW.OF.GOD'S.DELIVERANCE.SHOT.FROM.A.BOW

Oh, my. Woman, you wouldn't want to be like that, would you? Not even remembrance left of her anywhere... Said that... And you can remember when you see all that going on like that, the only woman in the Bible that did that, God fed her to the dogs. That's right. That's... When you see a woman doing that you say, "That's some dog meat then." You see? 'Cause that's what God did; He fed it to the dogs. He fed them kind of women to the dogs. So you keep away from that. Clean up. Amen. Get right with God. What we need's an old fashion scouring out, digging out. Get those weeds out of the patch so the corn can grow. Jesus is coming. All right, that's what we need. Back to the old hewing line again. Back to the way. God will come among us. But as long as you got the world mixed in, God won't move. You wonder sometimes why that things are going the way they are. You just look around a little while. Pray a little bit and God will condemn sin.
56-1003 PAINTED.FACE.JEZEBEL

And so we find Jezebel tiring her head (which was cutting her hair, rolling it up), tiring her head, which is a disgrace. A woman that cuts her hair dishonors her husband. The Bible said so. A dishonorable woman should be divorced and put away. So that's a sign that she loves somebody else, according to the Bible, 'cause she dishonors her husband when she does it. You know that's the Bible? How many knows that's so? Raise up your hand all that knows the Bible says that. Then what do you do it for? That's what I wonder. I wonder why you do it? Because your pastor probably never said any different. But we need some strict old fashion evangelistic teaching that'll tear that thing to pieces. That's right.
56-1003 PAINTED.FACE.JEZEBEL

One woman in the Bible painted her face to meet a man. That was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So if you see a Christian woman calling herself, or any woman wearing paint, you can say, "How do you do, miss dog meat?" 'Cause that's exactly what God said she was. That's the Bible. I don't say that for a joke. That's not no place to joke, is in this pulpit. Yes, there's been too much joking in the pulpit, now. It takes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then you wonder what's the matter with the church. What's the matter? Nothing the matter with God. It's you; it's the church; it's us. There's where the trouble lays. The Holy Spirit wants to come back, but He will never settle on nothing like that. And you can just depend on that. Certainly not.
56-1209A GOD.MAKING.HIS.PROMISE

Oh, how I wished I could have just said something. But this man is using his life out for God. He strikes people where would never come to hear me. But here is the reason... I find it in my meeting. Oral Roberts finds them in his meeting. And we'll find them everywhere. But here's where it's at. They only get emotionally worked up. And they never become converted. They never really become a believer, upon the basis of the Word. They just make a cold, formal confession, and that's about the end of it. And the first little persecution comes along and said, "John, what went with the cigars?" "Well, I was...?... at the Billy Graham meeting." "Well, wife, I can't stand it any longer. Get me my John Wilson's." See it? See? "Liddy, what happened to that make-up? I seen you're letting your hair grow out. I heard you was down to one of the Branham campaigns." "Well, I just can't belong to this club and live in peace. I'll just get my stuff back and smear my face up." Go ahead, there's one woman in the Bible painted her face to meet man, and God fed her to the dogs. That's right. If you want to be dog-meat for God, go ahead.
57-0127A THE.IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY

And listen, there was one woman in the Bible who painted her face, and her name was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So you can see what a painted face woman is in the sight of God; it's dog meat. Now, that's right. I don't say that for a joke. That's truth. You could just see it, God's got some dog bait going there. And the wolves of hell (you're baiting yourself so they whistle at you), pick your bones till you're no more than a street harlot. Though you could live just as clean to your husband as you could be, you'll answer for committing adultery at the day of judgment. And you sons of God, letting your wives do such a thing as that, shame on you. I don't think there's much man in you. Man's not measured by a big pair of wide shoulders; that's brute. Man's measured by character. I seen men that weighed two hundred pounds and muscles like one of these mules out here, and had no more man about him then to throw a baby out of a mothers arms and ravish her. That's brute. Man is character. God help us. That thirst in there is for God and not for the world. God be merciful.
58-0228 THY.LOVING.KINDNESS

Now lady — I'm not making — that's all right. That has nothing to do with you. Remember this, but it isn't becoming to a Christian. That doesn't look like a sainted person of God. Let me just say this, not to be a joke; this is no place to joke. Just think of this sister, you Christian sister, that wears that make-up on your face. What's it for? To appear before men, not God. There was one woman done that in the Bible, one woman. You know who she was? Jezebel. You know what God did to her? Fed her to the dogs. So you see, if you wear paint, in God's sight you're just dog meat. And you know what it is? They call them wolf today. They go around a corner, whee-whew! [Brother Branham whistles — Ed.] Dog meat. Don't forget that. The hounds of hell's behind you. You better be careful. Walk up before God as a real woman. Walk up there as a saint of God, be — put a little Acts 2 and 4 on you. It's good for you. A little John 3:16 goes a long way. That's God's make-up kit for all of us. Let's let our hearts be made up with that, not with creeds, denominations, swelled out, some big guy knows it all. "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have Eternal Life."
58-0316A AS THE EAGLE STIRS HER NEST AND FLUTTERETH OVER HER YOUNG

But there was only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face, and that was Jezebel. That's right. The Bible said she painted her face. And do you know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. That's exactly right. So when you see a woman with painted face, you can say, "It's God's dog meat." That's exactly what God said it was. Now, you know that's true. I don't mean to hurt your feelings, but I've got to stand with you in the judgment some of these days to give an account for this Word. "Oh," you say, "I'm not dog meat." What do you put it on for, to hear the wolf whistle? [Brother Branham whistles — Ed.] Dog meat, exactly what God said it was. And you think it's a wolf whistle. It's a wolf all right. Well, you wear... You say, "I don't wear them." These little old sexy, dirty clothes, women down the street here with dresses look like they were poured into them. You say, "Brother Branham, you know what? They don't sell nothing else but that." But sister, that's no excuse. They still sell sewing machines. That's right. Certainly it's the truth. And I want to tell you something to wind this just a minute. Do you know what? At the day of the judgment you might be as pure as a lily to your husband, but you're going to answer to God for committing adultery. The Bible said, Jesus said, "Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery with her already in his heart." When that sinner looks upon you and lusts after you, though he never touched you, when he answers for adultery, you are guilty of committing it with him. It's what the Bible says.
58-0324 HEAR.YE.HIM

I said, "I don't mean to hurt your feelings, but she looks like a haint to me, from the way she's standing there like that." [Blank.spot.on.tape — Ed.]...?... and they got the manicure stuff on... "Listen lady, let me tell you something as your brother: there was no woman in the Bible, that painted her face..." [Blank.spot.on.tape — Ed.] So you can see what God thinks of painted face women, dog meat. That's God dog meat. What do they do it for? Not to meet God. That's not a joke; get that out of your minds.
58-0512 LIFE

Jezebel hated her pastor. Her pastor was Elijah, but he told her what was going to happen. She had to listen anyhow. She wouldn't accept him as the pastor, but God sent him as the pastor. He was God's pastor.
58-0519 LIFE

Listen, ladies. This is not a joke. But there was one woman in the Bible that painted herself to meet a man. You don't meet God like that. Her name was Jezebel. You know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So when you can see a woman all made up like that, you can say, "There's Mrs. Dog meat." That's exactly what God called it. Now, you know it's the truth. That's not joking. I'm telling you what God said. What is it? She wants the hounds of hell to holler [Brother Branham whistles a "wolf whistle." — Ed.]. You know it's the Truth. What's the matter? Something else come in but the love of the Bible and the love of God. That place that God should've been in there giving Him first place and all the places, you let the world come in; and you went to hungering and thirsting and filling that place where God wants to fill, with the things of the world. That's what's the matter.
58-0519 LIFE

And you Pentecostal people, you have got the best churches you ever had. And you'd be a lot better off down on the mission with... on the street down here, with a little ten cent pan, beating on the drums, or something like that, calling sinners to repent, than it would be in these great big church you got, turning into morgues. You know that's right. Now, that... I don't mean to hurt your feelings. I'm your brother. And I'm just telling you the truth. So Laodicean church... That's the reason I said about you women making all yourself up, you Pentecostal women wearing that manicure over your face, you know... Well that stuff, ever what it is. You don't need that. No, sir. That's of the devil. Let me tell you, there's only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face, and her name was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So you see, it's dog meat to paint your face like that. I don't mean that for no joke. This is not a place to joke, friend. I'm just telling you the truth. It's a heathen trait. What's happened? Now, It said that, "Miserable, wretched, blind, and don't know it.
58-0609 THE.MESSAGE.TO.THE.LAODICEAN.CHURCH

Let me tell you something, sister. There was only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face. Her name was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So if you see a woman wearing paint, you know she's dog-meat in the sight of God. So that He... That's what He's going to do with her, feed her to the dogs. What is it? It's the hounds of hell. Go down the street [Brother Branham whistles — Ed.] like a wolf call. It's not a wolf; it's a hound of hell. And you're making yourself attractive to that person. Live true to your boyfriend or your husband; he will like you a lot better if you keep that artificial stuff off your face. That's right.
58-0617 BEHOLD.I.STAND.AT.THE.DOOR.AND.KNOCK

Let me tell you something, ladies; I'm not making fun of you. This is no place for that; this is the place for judgment goes forth. And judgment has to go right. And judgment's by the Word of God. Looky. There was only one woman in the entire Bible that ever painted her face (That's right.), one woman. And she never painted her face to meet God. She painted her face to meet a man to try to vamp him (That's right.), Jehu. Jezebel, you know what God did for her? He fed her to the dogs. That's right. So you see a woman wearing makeup, you say that's "Miss dog meat." That's exactly what it is 'fore God. He fed her to the dogs. So that's all she stood for were dogs. He fed her to the dogs. How many knows that's the truth, say "Amen." That's exactly right.
60-0610 THE.REJECTED.KING

Listen sister, there was only one woman in the Bible ever painted her face, and she didn't paint it to meet God, she painted it to meet man, and her name was Jezebel. That's right. You know what God did for her? He fed her to the dogs. So you see a woman all painted up, you can say, "Howdy do, Mrs. Dog Meat." That's just exactly what she is before the Lord. That's exactly. "Well," you say, "other women does it." But if you're a lamb, forfeit your rights. God wants you to live like a woman ought to live, like a lady ought to live. It's getting so, at the time of the war, I went up... I was a game warden, I was going through the forestry, and there was — set down back there was some man, he was a welder. And I would — it's the dirtiest jokes I ever heard. I — I was even embarrassed to set there with a bunch of man. And so, this fellow looked down to me and he said, "Cold out there?" And I said, "Yes, it is." Said, "Are you a game warden." I said, "Yes sir, I am." And come to find out, setting there beside him, it was a woman welder, overalls on, greasy, big pair of goggles on the top, rough, drink like a man, smoke like a man, cuss like a man. God don't intend that to be that way. God wants a woman...
60-0805 LAMB.AND.DOVE

Listen, there was only one women in the Bible ever painted her face, and that was Jezebel. God fed her to the dogs for doing it. Now, when you see a woman with a lot of paint on, say, "How do, Miss Dog meat?" That's exactly what it was in the Bible. God fed her to the dogs, so He just made dog meat out of it. It's exactly right. What we need is a Pentecostal stirring revival to clean all the way from the pulpit to the floor of the church, clean up. We need Christ, brother, sister; we do.
61-0210 ABRAHAM'S.COVENANT.CONFIRMED

But the nation had thought, as long as they were eating good and were well clothed, that everything would be all right. But there was one who still was old fashion, that believed that there was a God that was old fashion, believed that there was a God that kept His Word, believed that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, was holy and required re — complete surrender to His holiness. But Jezebel and her modernistic crew hated him. He was their pastor, but they didn't believe it. So he had to hide for his life.
60-0310 ELIJAH.AND.THE.MEAL.OFFERING

There's only one woman ever painted herself to meet God, to... Never to meet God... In the Bible, there's one woman ever used paint, and that was Jezebel. God fed her to the dogs. So you see, she's just dog meat to begin with. So that — that in the sight of God, so just remember, brother... Oh, women, men, straighten up. You men, how can you stand it? How would you let your wife smoke cigarettes, and get out on the street, and act like that? What's the matter? You've gone off. And the church... You Pentecostal people, what's the matter with you? What's the matter? You went off on a big building or organization tantrum and left Jesus out of the picture.
61-0311 BE.NOT.AFRAID

And I don't believe in wearing it at all. I don't believe you're supposed to. There was only one woman in the Bible ever painted her face to meet a man. No woman paints her face to meet God. You paint your face to meet men. And her name was Jezebel. You know what God did to her? He fed her to the dogs. So when you see woman wearing paint, you know that's Miss Dog Meat; God gives her to the dogs, that's all she's good for is dog meat.
61-0411 BUT.IT.WASN'T.SO.FROM.THE.BEGINNING

But it's women in politics. Didn't, twenty-five years ago, the Lord gave me a vision showing that the women, through permitting to vote, would elect — elect this ricky we got up here now, a modern Ahab setting there with Jezebel turning his neck? And you women fashion yourself after the same way, as she's a model of the world.
63-0126 INVESTMENTS

You Pentecostals who claim to be so much! You Pentecostals who claim to kiss the cup of the golden rims of the blessings of Christ! You women that can go out here and permit and do, and let the ministers of this age tantalize you and tell you it's all right for you to let your kids wear them shorts, and you women, grandmas, cutting your hair. And don't you know the Bible said that a woman... A woman that cuts her hair, the Bible said her husband has a right to put her away. "She's unhonorable." It used to be wrong. Paint? There's only one women in the Bible ever painted her face, and that was Jezebel. And God fed her to the dogs. So you see what that would be, common dog meat. So don't — don't... Just keep away from those things. That isn't becoming to Christians. Yeah.
63-0412M THE.WORLD.IS.FALLING.APART

So you know, there is only one woman in the Bible that ever painted her face. And she never painted her face to meet God. She painted her face to meet man. That's right. You know what God did for her? Fed her to the dogs. So when you see a woman wearing paint, you just say, "Good morning, Miss Dog-Meat." That's exactly what it is. That's awful, isn't it? But that's what God thinks about it. She is just made common dog meat for wild dogs. That's about what she is. Some of these wild wolves that goes around, whistling, you know; what they call wolfing, you know. That's what it is, just dog meat again. I'm thankful for you women. God grant the grace to hold you in the sight of the cross, get away from these things of the earth. After all, we're on our road to Glory. We're citizens of another Kingdom.
63-0628M O.LORD.JUST.ONCE.MORE

I can imagine the prophet Elijah, in his great day, when the fabulous age of fashion; when Ahab and Jezebelruled the world, as it was, in them days; and all the fashions and things that Jezebel wanted to wear, and how she had all of the women dressing like her, and her paints, and going on, her fashions, the way that she fashioned herself. And when some old crank, like Elijah, come out on the scene and withstood the whole nation; to Ahab, he was a nut. That's right. Amos, the prophet, when he come to Samaria in the day that Samaria was like Hollywood today, the women on the street, dressing, and even public adultery, how they carry on and live out there, letting man...
64-0614E THE.ODDBALL



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