MYSTERY COMMUNION 5

12 SEPTEMBER 2010

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THE BRIEFCASE OF THE PROPHET

 

 

 

 

BREAD                                                                                                             WINE

COMMUNION. 

65-1212

 

THE LAST SERMON

PREACHED BY THE PROPHET WILLIAM BRANHAM

 

 

“This that I'm reading is the closing Word,

the last things

that Jesus said to His church before He went away,

The last Word,

Right immediately after the resurrection.

The 16th chapter of St. Mark.”

 

MARK 16:9-14

  9   Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

  10    [And] she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

  11    And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

  12    After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

  13    And they went and told [it] unto the residue: neither believed they them.

  14      Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

 

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COURT.TRIAL.title  BIRMINGHAM.AL  64-0412

This that I'm reading is the closing Word,

The last things

that Jesus said to His church before He went away.

COURT.TRIAL.title  BIRMINGHAM.AL  64-0412

The 16th chapter of St. Mark,

 I'm going to begin with the 9th verse.

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week,

he appeared first unto Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

And they,

 when they... heard that he was alive

(Just think of that--when they heard he was alive. Oh, my.

I hope we can hear the same thing today, and know that He is alive. See?)

... heard that he was alive,

 and had been seen of her,

believed not.

After that he appeared...

 (unto the others)...

 in another form unto two of them as they walked, and went into the country.

 (That was Cleopas and his friend going to Emmaus.)

And they went and told it to the residue: neither believed they them.

After--afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they set at meat,

 and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart,

because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

(Wonder if He'd do the same thing to us now. See?)

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EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  JEFF.IN  V-12 N-3  65-0801E

Just as soon as they started down the road,

 He stepped out,

 for He was right there at Jerusalem.

Six hours latey--later, sixty furlongs,

 they was right down the road six miles to Emmaus.

 That's what it is.

And He had preached,

Confirmed prophecy

for six hours.

 

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JESUS.CHRIST.THE.SAME.title  SOUTH.BEND.IN  58-0207

How many knows that God can shut eyes or open eyes?

Certainly He can.

Certainly He can.

 Now,

let Him open yours tonight.

 See?

And after He got to Emmaus,

 made like He'd go on by,

 and some of them persuaded Him to come in.

When He got them in the room and shut the door,

got them closed in,

like we are here tonight,

He did something the very way He did it before His death, burial. Is that right?

And they recognized,

 their eyes come open,

and they recognized it was Him all the time that they had been talking to.

 

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LETTING.OFF.THE.PRESSURE.title  S.PINES.NC  62-0609E

He walked one day after the resurrection down a road,

or with some friends going to Emmaus, Cleopas and his friend.

And He talked to them all day long.

They didn't know Him.

 

“And He had preached,

Confirmed prophecy for six hours.”

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SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title  JEFF.IN.  V-2 N-22  63-1110M

Noah preached his last sermon.

The door closed behind him.

That was all.

 

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SIGN.OF.THIS.TIME.title  NY.NY  V-18 N-8  63-1113

"Eating, drinking, marrying, given in marriage,

 and knew it not until the day that Noah entered into the ark."

And then the door was closed.

There was no more chance.

That was his last sermon.

The last sermon that's been preached in

any great ministry

has been to the impossible to be saved.

Noah,

 his last message was to the impossible to be saved.

See,

 he went in

 and the door closed behind him.

 

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SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title  JEFF.IN.  V-2 N-22  63-1110M

Noah preached his last sermon.

The door closed behind him.

That was all.

 

“See how it types?

 You just run those types

you're bound to come out right.”

 

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WHY.I.AM.A.HOLY.ROLLER.title  CHICAGO.IL  53-0830A

But some of these days I realize I got to preach my last sermon.

 

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GOD.KEEPS.HIS.WORD.title  JEFF.IN  57-0407M

When I preach my last sermon,

close the Bible, and walk away the last time,

and

èThe work's over. ç

 

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THEN.JESUS.CAME.title  JEFF.IN  57-0407E

I don't know just what night's going to be my last sermon.

I want to preach every one just like it was my last one,

for I don't know when You're going to say,

è"It's all finished now, come home."ç

 

“This that I'm reading is the closing Word,

the last things

that Jesus said to His church before He went away.”

[THE FINAL SERMON OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.]

 

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MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

Watch Him. He refers right back to the Word of God;

He never come right out and told them,

 "Don't you know Me?

 I am the Messiah that's resurrected."

 He never said that.

See?

He just give them the Scripture.

 like John did,

 and the rest of them.

See? He just...

 They have to pick that out themselves.

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MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

And He goes right on with the Word about--quoting Himself through the Word.

"Now, look in Zechariah 12." He must've quoted

 Zechariah 11:12.

 "For He was sold with thirty pieces of silver. Was not the Messiah supposed to be sold by thirty pieces of silver?

"In Psalms 41:9,

He was betrayed by His friends."

Of

"Zechariah 13:7,

forsaken by His disciples."

"In Psalms 35:11,

 accused by false witnesses."

"By

Isaiah 35:7,

 dumb before His accusers, never opened His mouth." (All right, sir.)

"Isaiah 50:6,

He was scourged."

"Psalms 22--22,

He cried at the cross, 'My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?' All My bones they stare at Me. They pierced My hands and My feet.'" (Look at the prophecies He could talk about.)

"Isaiah 9:6,

Unto us a Child is born, a virgin shall conceive, so forth."

"And also in

Psalms 22:18,

 they--they--they parted His garments among them."

"In

 Isaiah 7:14,

 a virgin shall conceive."

"Psalms 22:7 and 8,

 made Him a--mocked by His enemy, he was supposed to be His friend, His enemies the church."

"In Psalms 22

again, He was... Not a bone was to be broken, but they pierced His hands and His feet."

"Isaiah 53:12,

died with malefactors.

"In Isaiah 53:9,

 bruised, and buried with the rich brethren."

"In Psalms 16:10,

He was resurrected from the dead. David said so, 'I will not suffer My holy One to see corruption, neither will I leave His soul in hell.' He was raised from the dead."

"Malachi 3,

John the Baptist was His forerunner."

“He just give them the Scripture.”

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MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

It was now that they begin to see Who had fulfilled these Scriptures that was promised of that day.

It was then,

after it was late;

 they begin to see.

"Oh, well, wait a minute. You know what?"

 They knew then that their crucified Friend Jesus

 was that Prophet that was promised.

They knew because...

 See?

They hadn't been briefed on the Scriptures.

 

CLICK ON

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LOOK.AWAY.TO.JESUS.title  JEFF.IN  V-2 N-17  63-1229E

And John said,

è"Behold the Lamb of Godç

that takes away the sin of the world."

[Malachi 3]

 

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FEAST.OF.THE.TRUMPETS.title  JEFF.IN  V-3 N-16  64-0719M

The seventh angel messenger say,

è"Behold the Lamb of Godç

that takes away the sin of the world."

[Malachi 4]

 

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BREACH.THE.title  JEFF.IN  63-0317E

Just as John was giving his message,

 the same time that Messiah come in the days...

John knew he would see Him,

because he was going to introduce Him.

[THE CHURCHES HAVE NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON THE SCRIPTURES.]

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EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  JEFF.IN  V-12 N-3  65-0801E

  Friends,

this is the fulfillment of

Malachi 4,

St. Luke 17,

St. John 15,

 oh, so many,

Revelations 10,

so many prophecies

that can be pinned exactly to this day.

 

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MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

And the genuine thing laying right there before them,

 they walk away,

"They don't belong to my organization,

 my--my...?..."

See?

Just blind leading the blind, won't they all fall in the ditch?

Blinded by man's denominational traditions,

They put Him out of their church as God said they would do in Revelations 3;

As usual as prophesied...

 

Malachi 4;5.& Luke 17:30& Revelation 10:1

 

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Malachi 4;5.

RECOGNIZING.YOUR.DAY.title  JEFF.IN  V-5 N-1  64-0726M

I was reading one of the-

-the outstanding papers that comes here to the church,

 a very fine paper.

And I know the editor,

 and I know the people. And they're godly people, very fin

Brother and Sister Moore,

of the

"Herald of His Coming,"

 one of the finest papers on the field,

"Herald of His Coming."

Are You Ready For The Coming Of The Lord?
  By W. C. Moore

http://www.heraldofhiscoming.com/other/home.htm

August 16, 2010 – (edition.)

 

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THIRD.SEAL.THE.title  JEFF.IN  63-0320

I just keep reading this here

"Herald of His Coming."

 Across the headlines

"We need a prophet to return. We need a prophet to return."

and I guess when He does return

They’ll know nothing about it.

 

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Luke 17:30

MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

Think of it.

 Jesus said,

"As it was in the days of Sodom,

so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man,

when the Son of man is being revealed."

 What is revealed?

Unfolded,

 made known.

 The secret had been brought forth, revealed.

 In the day that the Son of man will be revealed,

the world will be in a Sodom condition.

We've got it, haven't we?

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I.HAVE.HEARD.BUT.NOW.I.SEE.title  SHREVEPORT.LA  V-7 N-3  65-1127E

"When the world gets in a Sodom condition,

 like it was then,

the Son of man will be revealed again."

 

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Revelation 10:1

SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title  JEFF.IN.  V-2 N-22  63-1110M

Notice.

It was to be the Seventh Angel's Message that was to reveal

 the Seventh-

-the Seven Seals

 (Revelation 10:7, now you'll find it.).

See?

 And he saw this Angel come down, put his foot on the land and on the sea

(That was Christ.)

 

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BREACH.THE.title  JEFF.IN  63-0317E

  Now, this is at the end time, for listen.

... I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow... upon his head,...

If you notice that's Christ

 (See?)

 

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BREACH.THE.title  JEFF.IN  63-0317E

Now,

 here's the angel on earth,

and another Angel, mighty Messenger come down.

 See,

 this angel was a earthly angel, messenger.

But here comes One down from heaven: a rainbow, covenant.

See?

Only Christ, it could be;

 

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BE.NOT.AFRAID.title  TUCSON.AZ  63-0607

  If it's Scripture, take ahold of it.

If it's not Scripture, leave it alone.

 

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INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title  SHP.LA  V-2 N-15  65-1125

Paul wrote the New Testament.

That's right.

 He wrote Romans and--Romans and all the rest of them there, a Hebrews,

and Timothy, and so forth.

 And to do that,

 he had to separate from hisself and go down into Arabia into a desert for three years and get the revelation of God.

 Oh, you say,

 "What about Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John?"

 They were scribes that just wrote what Jesus did.

Paul separated and put the Word together.

That's right.

 

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CHRIST.REVEALED.IN.HIS.OWN.WORD.title  JEFF.IN  V-4 N-10  65-0822M

Look at Peter,

who announced on the day of Pentecost,

"Repent every one of you and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ

for the remission of your sins."

Paul had never heard nothing about it.

 He went down to Arabia for three years to study the Old Testament to see Who this Pillar of Fire was that spoke to him on the road, saying,

"Saul, why persecutest thou Me?"

 How could he be wrong?

He never even consulted the church at all.

And fourteen years later when he met Peter,

they was preaching the same thing,

word by word.

 

“I am the Messiah that's resurrected."

He never said that.

See?

He just give them the Scripture.”

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GOD.IDENTIFIED.BY.CHARACTERISTICS.title  BEAUMONT.TX    64

"God Is Identified By His Characteristics."

Now, most everything that we find can be identified by its characteristics.

 

Now, we notice, like in animal life; you take like in bird life.

 Now, you take like a--a yellowhammer, when he's flying and a jaybird;

 they look a whole lot alike.

But the characteristic of the yellowhammer,

he flops his wings and drops, and then up and down, up and down.

 That's the characteristic.

 

…A great sheep standing on the mountain side,

 if he had his back turned, the back part of the rump is white, the other part's gray. If you didn't know the characteristics of that sheep,

it could be a deer.

See?

See,

you have to know the characteristics of them,

to detect what is and what is not.

 

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GOD.IDENTIFYING.HIMSELF.title  DENHAM.SP.LA  64-0320

May I repeat that again,

 because I know these acoustics is bad here.

 "God Identifies Himself By His Characteristics."

 

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HE.WAS.TO.PASS.THIS.WAY.title  BATON.ROUGE.LA  64-0321B

Whatever He was,

He has to be the same today.

His...

As I spoke last night, if many of you were there.

See?

Does God identify Himself by His characteristics?

 He always must remain that way,

because He's the same yesterday,

today,

and forever.

 

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CHRIST.IS.THE.MYSTERY.title  JEFF.IN  V-3 N-7  63-0728

Now,

the coming of the Lord is in mystery.

We don't know when He's coming, how He's coming, but we know He's coming,

See?

And so was all the mysteries of God waiting for this last day.

After it's already been completed then He reveals, He shows what He's done.

 Oh, my.

Never gave His mystery in full...

 

“He just give them the Scripture.”

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SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title  JEFF.IN.  V-2 N-22  63-1110M

Remember,

He hid the Seventh Seal from us.

 He wouldn't do it.

When the Angel stood day by day telling it,

 but then

He wouldn't do it on that one.

 Said,

SCRIPTURE.è"There's silence in heaven."ç SCRIPTURE.

“He just give them the Scripture.”

 No one knew.

It was the coming of the Lord.

 

JOHN 10:24

  24    Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

 

“Never gave His mystery in full...”

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GOD.IDENTIFYING.HIMSELF.title  DENHAM.SP.LA  64-0320

èAnd that's His characteristic. ç

 

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MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  SBD.CA  V-7 N-6  65-

Watch Him.

He refers right back to the Word of God;

He never come right out and told them.

 

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THEIR.EYES.WERE.OPENED.title  JEFF.IN  ER 89-107  57-0421E

Look at Him, on the road to Emmaus.

[PREACHING HIS FINAL SERMON.]

 

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EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY.title  JEFF.IN  V-12 N-3  65-0801E

  Here He never changes His way of doing it,

never has changed.

 He never can change,

because He's the unchanging God.

See?

Notice,

 He went right back to these two disciples,

 Cleopas and his friend,

on the road to Emmaus,

and said,

 appealed to the Scriptures to them,

“He just give them the Scripture.”

 said,

"Why are you so foolish to not to believe that every Word the prophets wrote concerning the Messiah would have to be fulfilled?"

Oh, what a day.

John did the same thing.

 "Search the Scriptures; look back, said there'd be a voice of one crying in the wilderness. Where did I come from? See?" That's... That should've made it plain to them. Right.

It should make it plain today, the thing that we see the Holy Spirit doing.

He once said,

 "Search the Scriptures."

And we...

He wants us to do it today.

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WHY?.title  HOT.SPRINGS.AR  V-20 N-8  63-0626

They said,

"If You be the Son of God, come down off the cross."

The high priest,

 the big dignitary of the church, said,

"Tell us plainly now.

 If You're the Son of God, come down off the cross and save Yourself,"

 and so forth,

"Let us see if You're the Son of God."

 He never opened His mouth and said a word.

 

“And that's His characteristic.”

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QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title  JEFF.IN  COD  64-0823M

Plainly tell us, Brother Branham.

 

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ONENESS.title  JEFF.IN  V-10 N-2  62-0211

They couldn't even believe Jesus.

They couldn't understand Him.

 "Thou speakest in riddles.

Tell us plainly what You mean."

There was no unity between Jesus and the disciples, or disciples to Jesus,

and the disciples among one another.

No matter,

 that goes to show you, brother.

Listen close now;

 I want this to stick real deep down in your heart.

 See?

God's got a plan. Outside of that plan, I don't care how much wisdom's behind it, how many fine millions of dollars of buildings,

 how many schools of theology,

 how many holy men and holy this, and holy, holy, holy,

 makes no difference at all;

If one Word of God's Bible is denied,

it's of the Devil.

 Now,

 I've proved that to you by the written Word of God from New to Old Testament, and I'll bring her on down to the day if you'll just set with me a few minutes...?...

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ANOINTED.ONES.AT.END.TIME.title  JEFF.IN  V-5 N-3  65-0725M

Now,

I want you to know this is sure.

·            I wasn't the One that appeared down on the river; I was only standing there when He appeared.

·            I'm not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect as they are; I'm only one that's near when He does it.

·            I was only a voice that He used to say it.

·            It wasn't what I knew; it's what I just surrendered myself to, that He spoke through. It isn't me. It wasn't the seventh angel, oh, no;

·            it was a manifestation of the Son of man.

·            It wasn't the angel, his Message; it was the mystery that God unfolded.

·            It's not a man; it's God.

·            The angel was not the Son of man; he was a messenger from the Son of man.

·            The Son of man is Christ. He's the One that you're feeding on.

·            You're not feeding on a man.

·            A man, his words will fail, but you're feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man.

THE LAST SERMON

PREACHED BY THE PROPHET WILLIAM BRANHAM.

 

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1 Corinthians 11:26.  

COMMUNION.title  TUCSON.AZ  V-8 N-4  65-1212

  For as oft...

(Remember now.)...

 For as oft as you eat this bread, and drink this cup,

you do shew forth the Lord's death till he come.

(How long? "Until He comes." See, see?)

 

“He just give them the Scripture.”

 

HEBREWS 13:8

  8    Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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SUPER.SIGN.title  SHREVEPORT.LA  V-17 N-7  63-1129

He never changes His--His program.

 He never changes His ways.

Just as perfectly, the Scripture is in perfect continuity.

Everything that God does is in continuity with what He done.

 See?

 And what He did first,

that's

NOTE.èHe'll do it the second time the same way. ç NOTE.

 

                       

“It's our Lord up there”  “To see Jesus Himself there in the skies”

 “Only Christ, it could be”

 

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UNVEILING.OF.GOD.title  JEFF.IN  V-9 N-1  64-0614M

And He's done the same thing today:

putting His Word right out in front,

 what He promised,

 every promise in the Word laying right before us,

 in plain view.

You know what the Gentile church does?

The same thing the Jewish church did:

too blind to see It.

That's all.

 It'll be on their hearts just as it was in that day.

 

CLOSING PRAYER.

IS.THIS.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR.title  JEFF  V-2 N-11  62-1230E

 We commit ourselves into Your hands,

 Lord. Be merciful to us; forgive us;

and let us be Your witnesses as long as we're on the earth.

Then, when life is over, receive us up into Thy Kingdom. For we ask it in Jesus' Name.

 Amen.

 

 

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