Many Years in the Service of My Lord
In Cities near and Countries Far
Main Subject: The Last Message
Before the Return of Christ
Heartfelt greetings to all of you worldwide in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ with the Scripture from 1 Ths 3:13:
“To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”
In the very next chapter, the apostle described in verses 13-17 how His Second Coming shall happen: “… For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Ths 4:15-17). The shout, the voice, and the trumpet sound at the time of the resurrection, transformation, and Rapture.
Now, at the end of the time of grace, the midnight cry calls to all believers: “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” (Mt 25). The pure message of the Word precedes the Second Coming of Christ.
The last message has already been going forth for many years. But His Coming will be sudden; the Lord Himself said, “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Mt 24:27). It will happen in the blink of an eye: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Cor 15:52).
Paul described in various letters exactly how this great event will happen and what will take place at that time. All of the apostles referred to the Second Coming of Christ in their letters as well. In 1 Ths 5:23 the apostle brought the subject to its conclusion and emphasized again, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In our time, the man of God, William Branham, mentioned the preparation of the Bride of Christ 1,400 times with regard to the Rapture. He did so by the direct commission of the Lord. Through the special ministry, everything in the Church was first to be restored and returned to its proper state. This is the promise for our time: “And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things …” (Mt 17:11; Mk 9:12).
The most important event at the end of the time of grace has been part of my proclamation throughout the many years of my ministry. As with all biblical teachings, I only accept what is written in the Bible in regard to this subject. I firmly reject any and all interpretations. Time is getting short; the promised Return (Jn 14) of our Lord and Savior is close at hand. Now it is about the full restoration upon the biblical foundation as well as the preparation in faith and obedience unto the glorious day of Christ (Phil 1:6).
Paul, who proclaimed the Word by the commission of God, called out to the faithful in Philippi: “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” (Phil 2:16). I am now calling out the same thing to all Bible believers in all nations and languages, by the commission of God.
In Rev 19:7 the great multitude that was raptured from the earth sings: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” In Mt 25:10 it states: “… and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”
We are living in the most important time period before the Second Coming of Christ; therefore, it must be said again and again so that all true Bible believers may hear and believe it: Something extraordinary happened on June 11, 1933: While the young preacher William Branham was baptizing believers in the Ohio River that day, a roar came from heaven and the supernatural cloud of light came down, visible to all those present. Then the mighty voice sounded: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, so you are sent with a message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.” Brother Branham referred to this supernatural event in various sermons 18 times and emphasized, “Not that I would be the forerunner, but the message will be the forerunner.”
The original commission and wording were later completely falsified by the Branham worshippers in the U.S. and recorded as follows: “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, so you are sent to forerun His second coming.”
The man sent from God proclaimed all of the biblical teachings; indeed, he declared the whole Counsel of God so that everything in the Church of Jesus Christ could be restored to its original state. He emphasized that the One Eternal God revealed Himself for our salvation as Father in heaven, in His only begotten Son on earth, and through the Holy Spirit in His Church. God was in Christ and reconciled the world with himself (2 Cor 5:19; 1 Tim 3:16).
Brother Branham preached the full Gospel, just as Peter and Paul had done in their time; he correctly understood the Great Commission in Mt 28:19, where the concern is about the Name into which one should be baptized, and the one in Mark 16:16, where it is about faith, as well as the one in Luke 24:47, where the concern is about the forgiveness of sins. He preached the forgiveness of sins through the sacrificial blood of Christ and baptized the believers, as Peter had commanded it in the first sermon on the Day of Pentecost, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins …”
Three thousand of the attendees believed the first sermon after the outpouring of the Spirit back then and were baptized (Acts 2:14-41).
All believers, whether they were Jews, Samaritans, or Gentiles, were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in the early days of the original Church (Acts 8:16; Acts 10:48). The disciples of John the Baptist were baptized in that manner as well: “When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 19:5). A trinitarian formula or baptismal practice is completely foreign to the Bible; it dates back to the 4th century, when it was introduced by Athanasius.