13-0519 - The Number 17 Pt.2 - Bob Black

I Kings 17:1
I Kings 18:1
A Change of Thought?
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You know, and many say today that there is no such a thing as the
Devil. They believe that it's just simply a thought. They believe that. And there's
people that believe that--that--that the Holy Spirit is a good thought, and that the
Devil is a bad thought. But if you notice, when the Bible speaks of the Holy Spirit, He
said, "When He the Holy Spirit has come." And "He" is a personal pronoun. See? So,
He, He is a Person. And the Devil is a person. And demons are persons. Yes, they are
demons, and they--they come in many ways. But they think it's an old-fashioned idea.
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A man was arguing to me here a few weeks ago. He said, "You know
what you do? You just set those people's mind to thinking something when you tell
them that thing. It's just a change of thought."
21 I met that very same thing in India one time, when those holy man there where
we had, I believe the largest audience I ever spoke to, in one standing audience, of
being a half a million people, and I caught it by discernment in the Spirit. And they
would see the Holy Spirit call people, and call them, out into the audiences, and tell
different things, and catching their thought. The Rajas and the holy men, they said,
"He's reading their mind."
17 in the Bible
Luke 17 (the Sign)
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Luke 1:17
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the
fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make
ready a people prepared for the Lord.
James 5:17
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it
might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six
Luke 14:17
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all
things are now ready.
I Corinthians 15:51 (17x3)
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
II Kings 2:17
And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore
fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
17 in the Bible
• I Thessalonians 4:17
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.
• Matthew 17:11
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come,
and restore all things.
• Luke 24:51 (7x3)
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.
• Ephesians 1:17
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of
17 in the Message
• Baptizing the 17th person on the Ohio River…
• Hear Ye Him was recorded 17 times. His text was Matthew
• 17 religions opposed Bro. Branham in Bombay
• After preaching in Durban, 17 busloads of people who had
been healed followed 17 truckloads of discarded crutches
• As a young boy Brother Branham was shot and lay dying in
a hospital. The doctor said, "My boy, you have three
minutes more to live. Your heart is beating 17 times a
• Pastored the Baptist Tabernacle in Jeffersonville for 17
years at 1717 Spring Street.
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
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Notice, but it's what they produce that tells you the
difference. "By their fruit," Jesus said, "you shall know them." "Man
does not gather grapes off of a thistle," even though the thistle be
right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it.
What is the fruit? The Word, for the fruit for the season. That's what
it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the
season, what time it is. Man's doctrine, denominational doctrine,
but, or God's Word for the season?
Now, the time gets away so quick, that we could bear on that a long
time. But I'm sure that you here present, and I'm sure you across the
nation, can see what I'm trying to tell you, for we don't have too much
longer to stay on it.
Why Wasn’t the Cloud Publicly
Announced before May?
• Luke 2:19
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.
• Luke 2:51
And he went down with them, and came to
Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his
mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Why Wasn’t the Cloud Publicly
Announced before May?
• Mark 9:9-10
• » 9 † And as they came down from the
mountain, he charged them that they should
tell no man what things they had seen, till the
Son of man were risen from the dead.
• » 10 † And they kept that saying with
themselves, questioning one with another
what the rising from the dead should mean.
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Now, remember, in the days of the seventh angel, his sounding forth, blasting forth the
Gospel Trumpet, he is to finish all the mysteries of God. Just like here come forth in the early church
ages (We'll get it after while.), a doctrine, then it become a saying first, then a doctrine, and then
become a statute, then become a church, and through the dark ages, and out of the dark ages come the
first Reformation--Luther. And he brought with him all kinds of mysterious things that happened during
that church age, all back in there, then... But he never finished it up.
Then along come Wesley with sanctification, got some more of it, but still never finished it, left loose
ends everywhere, such as sprinkling instead of baptism, and Luther took "Father, Son, Holy Ghost"
instead of the "Lord Jesus Christ," all these different things.
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Then along come the Pentecostal age with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and they
cabbaged down on that. Now, there cannot be no more ages. That's all of it; that's the Philadelphia, or
the--not--the Laodicea Age. But then the... We found in the studying of the Scripture that the
messenger to the age come right at the end of the age every time. Paul come at the end of the age. We
find out that Irenaeus come at the end of the age. Martin, end of the age. Luther, the end of the
Catholic age; and what?--Wesley, at the end of the Lutheran age; and Pentecost, at the end of the age of
sanctification through the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
And at the end of the Pentecostal age we are supposed to receive, according to the Word, as God help
me tonight to show you through here, that we are to see--receive a messenger that will take all those
loose ends out there and reveal the whole secret of God for the rapturing of the Church.
Plagiarism – Matthew 24
17. Literally, "the day, the great (day)," which can only mean the last
great day. After the Lord has exhausted all His ordinary judgments, the
sword, famine, pestilence, and wild beasts, and still sinners are
impenitent, the great day of the Lord itself' shall come. Matthew 24:629 plainly forms a perfect parallelism to the six seals, not only in the
events, but also in the order of their occurrence: Matthew 24:3, the
first seal; Matthew 24:6, the second seal; Matthew 24:7, the third seal;
Matthew 24:7, end, the fourth seal; Matthew 24:9, the fifth seal, the
persecutions and abounding iniquity under which, as well as
consequent judgments accompanied with gospel preaching to all
nations as a witness, are particularly detailed, Matthew 24:9-28
Matthew 24:29, the sixth seal.
A commentary critical and explanatory on the whole Bible – 1871
Plagiarism – The First Seal
When the LAMB broke the "First Seal," the first, or "Lion-like Living Creature" cried with a voice of thunder--"COME." The words "and see" are
omitted in many manuscripts, and in the Revised Version. John had no need to "come" for he was already there. The command then of "Come"
was to the "Rider" of the White Horse. When he appeared, John says--"And I saw, and behold a WHITE HORSE; and he that sat on him had a bow;
and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."
Who is the "Rider" upon this White Horse? He is not Christ, as some claim, for Christ, as the LAMB, is holding the "Seven Sealed Book" and breaking
its "Seals." Christ does not appear as a White Horse Rider until chapter 19:11-16, when He comes with the armies of Heaven to engage in the Battle
of Armageddon. Then He is called "Faithful and True," and on His head there is a many "Diademed Crown," and He is clothed in a vesture dipped in
blood, and His name is called the "WORD OF GOD," and there is no weapon of warfare in His hand, but a sharp sword comes out of His mouth, and
the effect upon His enemies will he swift and terrible.
This "Rider" has a "bow," no arrow is mentioned, and he is not crowned at first, but a crown will be given to him later, the "Stephanos" or "Victor's
Crown," as a reward for his victories which are prolonged and bloodless. This is the picture of a brilliant, strategical, and irresistible conqueror, whose
victories will dazzle the world, and elevate him to a leadership that will place him at the Head of the Ten Federated Kingdoms of the revived Roman
Empire. As a subaltern, like Napoleon I, he will rise from the ranks until a crown will be given him. His triumphs will be due to his skilful diplomacy.
Like Antiochus Epiphanes, his prototype, he "will come in peaceably, and obtain the Kingdom byflatteries." Dan. 11:21. As the "Tool of Satan" he will
be endowed with wonder working powers, and when he comes, he will find the world ready to receive him, for God will send upon its inhabitants a
"strong delusion" that they will believe a LIE, or "THE LIE," for that is what he will be. 2. Thess. 2:9-11.
In other words this White Horse Rider is the ANTICHRIST. He is the "PRINCE WHO IS TO COME" of Daniel's Vision of the "Seventy Weeks," and who
will confirm the Covenant for "ONE WEEK," the last or "Seventieth Week," with Daniel's people the Jews. Dan. 9:27. This Covenant will probably be
the privilege to return to Palestine and rebuild the Temple and re-establish their sacrificial form of worship, and national existence, in exchange for
the financial assistance of the Jewish bankers of the world in his schemes of establishing world wide commerce, and the formation of a gigantic
corporation, with its commercial centre in the rebuilt city of Babylon, so that no one can buy or sell unless they have his "MARK," (the "Mark of the
Beast," Rev. 13:16-17), for we are told in Dan. 8:23-25, that "through his policy also he shall cause CRAFT (manufactories) to prosper in his hand."
The rise of this White Horse Rider necessarily antedates the beginning of the "Seventieth Week," or the "SEVEN YEARS" of his reign, for he must have
reached a position of power to make a Covenant with the Jews at the beginning of the "WEEK," but he does not become "THE BEAST," as described
in chapter 13:1-8, until the "Middle" of the WEEK, that is, until after Satan is cast out of the Heavenlies and incarnates himself in him. His rise to
power and the rebuilding of Babylon will take time, so the Rapture of the Church will doubtless antedate the beginning of the WEEK by some years.
But while the establishment of the Antichrist's power will be comparatively peaceful, that peace will be shortlived as is evident from the breaking of
the "Second Seal."
This "White Horse Rider" will be Satan's "SUPERMAN." The Scriptures clearly teach that there is some day to arise a human being who shall be the
embodiment of all Satanic power. He will be known as the "WILFUL KING" because he shall do according to his own will. He will be the Czar of Czars.
He will have no respect for sacred things or places. He will cause a throne to be erected in the Most Holy Place of a Temple that the Jews will build at
Jerusalem, and, seating himself upon it, he will proclaim himself God, and men will be commanded to worship him; and Satan will give unto him
his power and his seat(Throne) and great authority. All this will be fully brought out under the "Sixth Personage," the "Beast Out of the Sea,"
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Plagiarism – The Second Seal
There is no need to tarry long with this SEAL. When it was broken John heard the
second, or "Calf-like Living Creature" say, "Come," and a "RED HORSE" appeared
and went forth, whose Rider was given a "GREAT SWORD," and who had power to
take peace from the earth, and cause men to kill one another. The symbolism is
very clear. Red, the color of the Horse, is a symbol of BLOOD, and the Sword is a
symbol of WAR. The time is clearly that prophesied by Christ--"And ye shall hear of
wars and rumors of wars . . . for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom." Matt. 24:6-7. This seems to imply that the Antichrist will not
have everything his own way, and that his Autocratic methods will lead to
insubordination and civil wars among the nations under some great leader
represented by the Rider of the Red Horse, whose "Great Sword" is symbolical of
the awful destruction of human life that will follow.
This is a fulfillment of 1. Thess. 5:3. "When they shall say PEACE and SAFETY; then
sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and
they shall not escape." We learn from this "Seal" that wars are likely to break out
at any time and that there will be no peace on the earth until the return of the
"Prince of Peace."
Plagiarism – The Seventh Seal
We must not forget that the "SEVENTH SEAL" includes all that happens during the sounding of
the "Trumpets," and the pouring out of the "Vials," and so extends down to the ushering in of
the Millennium. To illustrate, a rocket fired into the air may burst into "seven stars," and one of
these stars into "seven other stars," and one of the second group of stars into a third group of
"seven stars." So the "Seventh" Seal includes the "Seven Trumpets," and the "Seventh" Trumpet
includes the "Seven Vials.“
The "SILENCE" that followed the breaking of the "Seventh Seal" was preparatory to what was to
follow during the sounding of the "Trumpets," and the pouring out of the "Vials." This "SILENCE"
was something remarkable. The Four and Twenty Elders ceased their harp-playing; the angels
hushed their voices, and the Cherubim and Seraphim and all the host of Heaven were silent, and
so great was the silence that all Heaven was awed by it; and to add to the noticeableness of it,
John added that it lasted for "HALF AN HOUR." Now a "half an hour" is not long when engaged in
some pleasant employment, but it causes a nerve breaking tension when we do not know what is
going to happen, and when a life is at stake a minute, or even a few seconds, seem to be hours.
The suspense of the half hour of SILENCE in Heaven was intense. But why that half hour of
silence? What did it portend? It was the period of silent preparation for the awful judgments that
were to burst forth in the earth under the "Trumpets" and "Vials."
Part of William Branham’s 1933 prophecy was
that FDR would pick on the Germans, lead the
world to war, and run for four terms. While
Roosevelt was inaugurated four times, he did
not pick on the Germans and followed the world
to war after provocation by the Japanese.
William Branham called Franklin D. Roosevelt a
“rascal” in 1960, which indicates that he just did
not like him.
Clearly, Roosevelt did not lead the world into
war, and we did not “pick on them [Germany]
first” as Rev. Branham claimed.
FDR – The Vision
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Now, look what happened now. In... President Franklin D.
Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never
picked on us; we picked on them, throwed the whole world into a war, to
cause a world war. The Germans built the Maginot Line, which there--any
veteran here knows what she took there at the Maginot Line.
Women, given the right to vote, elected President-elect Kennedy--with the
woman's vote, the wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the
Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her.
There's seven things predicted, and five of them has already happened. So
you can judge yourself how far away we are. We're near the end. If them five
things happened, these other two things are bound to happen. It's just got to
FDR – The Vision
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I was on my way to Sunday school, and when I was
getting my Bible, a vision came before me; and I was stopped in the
floor. And here was what it said. It's on yellow paper. Will be printed in
the "Herald of Faith" right away, because most all of it is fulfilled. 1933-think of this now. Many, many years ago, about twenty-eight years
ago it--it taken place. Watch how accurate His Word is.
Said, "We now have a president (Dwi... Mr. Roosevelt), and this Mr.
Roosevelt will cause the world to go into a world war through his--in
his time of his administration, his--his--as president," and then said,
"And during this time they have permitted women to vote, which will
be a curse to the nation. They'll elect the wrong man sometime." And
they did the other day. Now, think of that. Said, "We will go to war with
Germany, and Germany will be fortified behind concrete. And we will
take an awful beating at this place," the Maginot Line eleven years
before it was built. See? Exactly.
FDR – The Vision
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Now, look. Sodom was sinners. They were perverted, just like
the world is today. Great portions of this nation is completely gone. And as I
said, "We're just being honeycombed with communism and everything."
Every ism, it's... Many of you, if you'd put a righteous President in every
county in the whole United States, it's still gone. She'll never rise again, THUS
SAITH THE LORD. 1956 she made her fatal move. Now, and she took well on
her way about three months ago.
Now, she's gone. Write it in your Bible; see if it's right. 1933, one morning
going to the Baptist tabernacle, I went into a trance, saw a vision. I saw
President Roosevelt was going to help lead the world to a world war, told it
that morning. They was going to lock me up for it. And I said, "They'll go to
war with Germany." Eleven years before the Maginot Line was built, I said,
"There..." in that same vision I saw Germany fortified in concrete. And
America took a terrible beating there, and many of you boys know what
happened, was there.
Hitler Vision
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The next vision foretold that an Austrian by the
name of Adolph Hitler would rise up as dictator
over Germany, and that he would draw the
world into war. It showed the Siegfried line and
how our troops would have a terrible time to
overcome it. Then it showed that Hitler would
come to a mysterious end.
FDR Picks on Germans
1932 – Hitler and Roosevelt elected
1933 – Hitler and Roosevelt installed into office
1933, June – Bro. Branham receives 7 visions
1934 – President Hindenburg dies, Hitler declares himself Fuhrer
August 31, 1935, Congress passes the Neutrality Act
1938 - Documents released by the Germans after their capture of
the Polish embassy in Warsaw indicate that Roosevelt was
preparing for War with Germany. Roosevelt was demanding the
European countries reject Germany’s diplomatic offers, promising
to support them militarily if they did so.
• Sept. 1940 – We trade some American destroyers to the British, and
send millions of tons of supplies to Russia
FDR Picks on Germans
• March 1941 – Lend-Lease Act, which makes us
an unlimited war partner (secretly)
• July 1941, American troops occupy Iceland
• August, 1941 – The Atlantic Conference of
Roosevelt and Churchill
• September, 1941 – American submarines
ordered to shoot German warships on sight
• July 1941 – imposed oil embargo on Japan
FDR Picks on Germans
President Roosevelt “left no stone unturned to provoke Hitler to
declare war on the very people to whom he so ardently promised
peace. He provided Great Britain with American destroyers, he landed
American troops in Iceland, and he set out to patrol the Atlantic
seaways in order to safeguard British convoys; all of which were acts of
war … In spite of his manifold enunciations to keep the United States
out of the war, he was bent on provoking some incident which would
bring them into it.”
British historian J.F.C. Fuller
Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of US naval operations, acknowledged in
a confidential September 1941 memorandum for the President: “He
[Hitler] has every excuse in the world to declare war on us now, if he
were of a mind to.”
FDR Picks on Germans
“Documents released by the Germans after their
capture of the Polish embassy in Warsaw
indicate that Roosevelt was preparing for War
with Germany, in 1938 Roosevelt was
demanding the European countries reject
Germany’s diplomatic offers. Promising to
support them militarily (an act illegal in the
articles of war for a neutral country) if they did
so. A promise he failed to keep or was unable
FDR Leads World into War
• Roosevelt rejected diplomacy as a solution
forcing the nations of France, England, and
Poland to fight rather than deal diplomatically.
• Roosevelt materially supported the UK and
Russia, an act of war.
• Roosevelt placed what amounted to an
economic blockade on Japan cutting off their
oil supplies and forcing them into war when
he could not get Germany to attack the US.
The Maginot Line - Objection
• Bro. Branham sometimes uses the word
Maginot Line, and other times Siegfried Line.
Which was it?
• He states that Germany built the Maginot Line
The Maginot Line – The Vision
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I was on my way to Sunday school, and when I was getting my
Bible, a vision came before me; and I was stopped in the floor. And here was
what it said. It's on yellow paper. Will be printed in the "Herald of Faith" right
away, because most all of it is fulfilled. 1933--think of this now. Many, many
years ago, about twenty-eight years ago it--it taken place. Watch how
accurate His Word is.
Said, "We now have a president (Dwi... Mr. Roosevelt), and this Mr. Roosevelt
will cause the world to go into a world war through his--in his time of his
administration, his--his--as president," and then said, "And during this time
they have permitted women to vote, which will be a curse to the nation.
They'll elect the wrong man sometime." And they did the other day. Now,
think of that. Said, "We will go to war with Germany, and Germany will be
fortified behind concrete. And we will take an awful beating at this place,"
the Maginot Line eleven years before it was built. See? Exactly.
The Maginot Line – The Vision
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How many remembers that vision, here in the church? Sure. Said that, how
that even Kennedy would be elected in this last election. How that women would be
permitted to vote. How that Roosevelt would take the world to war. How that Mussolini
would go towards Ethiopia, his first invasion, and would take it; that'd be the end, he'd die
off after that. How these great isms would rise up and all fall back into Communism;
Hitlerism, and Mussolini, and Co-... Nazism, and so forth, would all fall back into
Communism. And eleven years beforehand, it said that "We'd go to war with Germany, and
Germany would be fortified behind concrete," the Maginot Line. It happened just that way.
Said then, after that, would come to place that... come to pass that science would increase
so greatly until they would invent a car, the cars would become more like "egg" all the time.
And that vision was told right here where the Church of Christ stands now, at the old Mes-...
orphans home. Charlie Kurn, perhaps in the building tonight, was living at the place at the
time. One Sunday morning about seven o'clock it happened. And It said, "Then there would
come to pass that they'd invent a car that they didn't need a steering wheel in it, it would
be controlled by some kind of a power." They've got it now. They got it now, in magnetic
power, radar control. They don't even... just set your radar to where you're going, it takes
you yourself, don't have to steer.
The Maginot Line – Vision
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And in 1933 when the Lord, when we was having
meetings over here where that Church of Christ is standing now, the
old Masonic home, the vision of the Lord came to me up here and
predicted that, Germany would rise up and have put that Maginot
Line there. Many of you remember. And how they'd be all fortified in
there, and the Americans would take a great beating right there at that
line. It also said what would take place, and about Roosevelt and them
things, how he would run and make that fourth term. Perfectly, just
exactly the way it come to pass. And also said that cars would keep
getting more like an egg, until the last days they'd be just in the shape
of an egg.
The Maginot Line - Vision
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It was the late Adolf Hitler who give to the German
people a sign that he was a genius, he knowed all about military life.
And without discrediting him, he did know much about it. But he
assured the German people by building what we call the Maginot
Line, or the Siegfried Line, that he poured billions of tons of concrete
and steel together, showed his confidence in it, that he moved his
headquarters up to the front line, where restaurants and business
places operated beneath the ground, where they had billions of tons
of steel and cement. No matter how it ever went, Germany was
fortified. It was a sign of safety. But the modern blockbuster blowed
it into eternity, and Hitler with it.
The Maginot Line - Vision
V-2 N-13 SUNDAY_
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We will be in war with Germany. Watch Russia. (Now,
that's...) Communism, Nazism, and Fascism... Watch Russia. But that is
not the main one to watch.
It shall--also has been an evil thing done in this country; they have
permitted women to vote. This is a woman's nation, and she will
pollute this nation as Eve did Eden.
Now, you see why I'm hammering the way I do. I got, THUS SAITH THE
In her voting she will elect the wrong person. The Americans will take
a great beating at a place that Germany will build, which will be a
great wall built of concrete (The Maginot Line, eleven years before it
was ever built.) But finally they will be victors.
The Siegfried Line
The Maginot Line - Conflicts
• Patton’s Loraine Campaign near Metz – 55,182
• Battle of Hurtgen Forest – 24,000 casualties
• Battle of the Bulge – 89,500 – almost
decimated 1st and 9th US Armies
The Municipal Bridge - Vision
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Now, that's the way the gift is supposed to be working. See? Now, I want
you to notice this. It wasn't my sincere prayer that brought this gift. Gifts are not brought by
sincere prayers. Gifts are foreordained of God. They're ordained and sent.
Here at the Municipal Bridge. Sister, no doubt you know where the Municipal Bridge is,
don't you, cross from Jeffersonville to Louisville?
Twenty-two years, when I was a little boy, just a little bitty lad about five years old, or six
years old, when the Angel of the Lord appeared in the bush... You've heard me tell that
haven't you, when I was packing water?
Well, about two weeks after that, I was playing marbles with my little brother. And I
thought I'd got sick, some real funny feeling came on me. And I went and set down by the
side of a tree. And I looked down at the river, and there went a bridge, a big, great big
bridge going across the river. And I counted sixteen men that fell off of that bridge and
drowned. And I went and told mother. And I told her I seen it. And they thought I was
crazy or something. They thought I was just at a little nervous hysterical child.
And twenty-two years from that time, on the same ground went the Municipal Bridge
across, and sixteen men lost their lives on it. See? Wasn't nothing that... It's--it's God sent
it. Your prayers brought it. See?
The Municipal Bridge - Objection
We have not been able to find any historic documents or evidence supporting the
statement that 16 men died during the construction of the Louisville Municipal
Additionally, it is clear that William Branham stated that the 16 men died by
The Municipal Bridge
Objection – Alive to the Coming of the
“Did Bro. Branham said he would be alive to see the return of Jesus Christ?”
I Thess. 4:13-17
» 13 † ¶ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them
which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
» 14 † For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which
sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
» 15 † 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.
» 16 † 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
» 17 † 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.
Did anyone die after Bro. Branham
prayed for them?
How was Jim Jones assoc. with the
• “Jim Jones started to become famous when he
held a series of services with the help of
William Branham at the Cadle Tabernacle in
Indianapolis, IN.”
How was Jim Jones assoc. with the
Jones organized a mammoth religious convention to
take place June 11 through June 15, 1956, in a
cavernous Indianapolis hall called Cadle Tabernacle.
To draw the crowds, Jim needed a religious
headliner, and so he arranged to share the pulpit
with Rev. William M. Branham, a healing evangelist
and religious author as highly revered by some as
Oral Roberts and Billy Graham.
- Wikipedia
A Democracy Won’t Last More Than
200 Years
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As we see the days darkening, as we see the
shadows falling! When, I predict, "It's just a few more turns of
the sun. This nation is gone." Do you know...
Yesterday, fourth of July. Thomas Jefferson had signed the
Declaration of Independence, him and the other board that
was with him, and the Liberty Bell rang, and we was declared
an independence, as a nation. According to history, there has
never been a democracy at any time last over two hundred
years. And that was 1776, July the fourth. And we're just
eleven years left. Will it make it? No, can't, see. Eleven years.
And, if it does, it'll break all history.
A Democracy Won’t Last More Than
200 Years
A democracy is always temporary in nature: it simple
cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A
democracy will continue to exist up until the voters
discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts
from the public treasury. From that moment on, the
majority will always vote for the candidates who promise
the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result
that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose
fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.
- Attributed to Alexander Tyler (in his Downfall of
Democracy), or possibly Alexander Tytler, Arnold
Toynbee, or Lord Thomas Macaulay