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William Marrion Branham

His beginnings and calling

There are few men that have affected the Church in modern times in
such a way that after almost 40 years ministries still model
themselves after, and speak of in an adoring fashion. In the healing
circles William Branham is always mentioned as possibly the greatest.
You can say Branham was the light at the beginning of the tunnel for
Pentecostal healing and miracle meetings. Its no wonder Oral Roberts,
Copeland, Hinn and many others look his ministry for inspiration.

“Two of the earliest and most influential healing evangelists of the mid
twentieth century were William M. Branham and Oral Roberts.” (THE
HEALING AND LATTER RAIN MOVEMENT Richard Riss A survey of 20th-CENTURY
REVIVAL MOVEMENTS in North America)

Branham was welcomed by many Pentecostal churches and


parachurch organizations such as the Full Gospel Business Men's
Fellowship which was in it's prime during the 1950's. In 1961 the
editor of their magazine VOICE said, “in Bible days, there were men of
God, who were Prophets and Seers. But in all the Sacred Records,
none of these had a greater ministry than that of William Branham.”
(Discernment newsletter July/Aug 1998)

In this first part I would like to do is look at his early life, how he
received his calling, and what his calling actually was. Much can be
said of Branham in his pursuit of holiness and wanting the fullness of
the Spirit in the Church. There are some things that just can' be
discerned at this time. The word of God becomes the ultimate
arbitrator for accepting or rejecting ones claims no matter what kind
of supernatural signs follow. There are some things that must be
examined carefully to grasp what was operating and which eventually
influenced the post war Pentecostal movement.

William Marrion Branham was born April 16, 1909 on a farm near
Birksville in the mountains of Kentucky. His mother was fifteen years
of age and his father was eighteen years He being the first of nine
children. Branham was told by his mother that his birth was
accompanied by a supernatural sign. He was born in the predawn
morning. He was told that when the small window of the cabin was
opened, that a light stood in the opening.

His parents were very poor. His fathers occupation was a logger and
their first home was a dirt floor log cabin . On the day of his birth,
after being washed, he was placed in his mother's arms by the midwife
who then went to a window to open the shutter. (There was no glass in
the Branham house in those days.) As dawn broke, sending a few rays
of light into the room, there was seen a circular halo about a foot in
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diameter above the bed where little William lay in his mother's arms.
(My Life Story, p.21).

“This light appeared Immediately after his birth above both the mother
and child. This halo has been seen by thousands of people since and
was photographed in 1950, in Houston, Texas campaign. And is
circulated today as proof of Gods presence and Gods approval on this
man. His” father and Mother did not go to church, and they married
out of the church and they had no religion at all” (Footsprints On The
Sands Of Time”). Actually Branham being openly honest says his,
“father was a long way from being a religious person. He was a typical
mountain boy that drank constantly, all the time.” (My Life story) So
his parents were not following the Lord.

When he was very young approximately 3 years old, he thought he


heard a bird speak in a tree, “And I turned and listened, and the bird
flew away, and a voice said,” You're going to spend a big part of your
life near a city called New Albany “(which is 3 miles from where he was
raised. (How the Angel came to me, and his commission, p.59).

In his own words he said: “The first thing I can remember in life is a
vision. I was eighteen months old...”(7 Consecutive Visions (Concerning
Endtime Events From 1933 to The End). This is amazing that he can
remember something at a year and half old when most children
cannot even remember from 3-5 years old. Why would God give a child
who is not a believer such an important a panoramic view of the end
of time when he can barely understand or speak?

“Another time years later 'I was crying, and all at once I heard
something making a noise like a whirlwind, something like this going
“Whoooosssh, whooooossssh,” just a noise like that. Well, it was awful
quiet, and I looked around. And you know what, a little whirlwind, I
believe you call them a little cyclone. And I was under a great white
popular tree, …. And I heard that noise. ... And I got just few feet from
that, out from under the branches of this big tree, and, oh, my, it
made a whirl sounding. And I turned to look and about halfway up
that tree was another whirlwind, caught in that tree just a-going
around and around, moving those leaves. ... So I watched, but it didn‟t
leave off. Usually it‟s just a puff for a moment, then it goes, but it had
already been in there two minutes or more.

Well, I started up the lane again. And I turned to look at this again.
And when It did, a human Voice just as audible as mine is, said,
“Don’t you never drink, smoke, or defile your body in any way.
There’ll be a work for you to do when you get older.” Why, it liked
to scared me to death! …. I dropped those buckets, and home I went
just as hard as I could go, screaming at the top of my voice. ...”
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Well, I told that to Mama, and-and she just laughed at me. And I was
just hysterical. She called the doctor, and the doctor said, “Well, he‟s
just nervous, that‟s all.” So she put me to bed. And I never, from that
day to this, ever passed by that tree again. I was scared. I‟d go down
the other side of the garden, because I thought there was a man up in
that tree and He was talking to me, great deep Voice that spoke.
(William Branham, My Life Story (Edmonton: End Time Message
Tabernacle) pgs. 14-15

When he was about seven years old, the wind was blowing through
the trees and a voice come out from the trees saying, “Never drink,
smoke or defile your body in any way, for I have a great work for you
to do when you are older” (My life Story, p.24)

Asceticism is to renounce things of the flesh, any vices. They can


adopted ultra strict diets, embrace harsh regimes of living, and deny
themselves every earthly comfort. This voice is asking him to do just
that. Many cults stress holiness and morality. The only means we
have to test the spirits is rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

What I find interesting is that this angel never told him the gospel,
and he says “I have a great work” not God, nor does he mention Jesus
Christ .The voice is not pointing to Christ but asking him to do
something that can be done in any religion.

“Some years later he become so hungry for God, that he went out to
an old wood shed and there tried to pray. Suddenly there appeared a
light in the form of a cross and a voice spoke to him in a language he
did not understand. He prayed, “Lord, if this is you, please, come back
and talk to me again. The light re-entered the shed three times. Then
he knew he had met God. “

How convenient, a cross of light. Interesting that crosses of light are


showing up all over the world through other religions and new age
adherents. This hardly is to be considered a sign from God, unless one
wants to accept statues crying as well.

“He knew that something had happened to him and as he prayed the
second time, it appeared again - the LIGHT in the form of a Cross. In
his own words he said, “Then it seemed to me that there had been a
thousand pounds lifted from my soul.” Something swept over him and
he experienced an exquisite feeling he had never know before. He said
it felt like rain was pelting down on his body. He knew then that God
had forgiven him of his sin and baptized him with the Holy
Ghost.”This seems to contradict another story of being in the hospital
and converted as well as not knowing the baptism of the Spirit which
he received later from Oneness Pentecostals (“They started to speak
about the baptism of the Holy ghost and Jesus and I didn't know what
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they were talking about”) (My life story p.35-40). Notice there was no
gospel proclaimed just a cross of light as an experience.

Branham was converted around the age of twenty and married Hope
Brumbach. His conversion was a result of a series of visions occurring
during and after a life threatening illness (Acts of the Prophet, pp. 40-
43).

He then became an itinerant preacher with the missionary Baptist


Church.

He claimed that this voice from childhood followed him the rest of his
life and was the voice which controlled his healing ministry (we find
out later is an angel). Branham had received two revelations, the first
occurred years later at the river the 2nd at his commission.

It was June 11, 1933, a hot summer, Sunday afternoon. Almost 4000
people had gathered to witness a Baptismal service being conducted
by young Branham. While baptizing converts in the Ohio River, that
the voice spoke again: at that moment a blazing Star came whirling
down out of the heavens with the sound of rushing wind audible to
all. It hovered right above the Prophet.

“I was baptizing down on the river, my first converts, at the Ohio River
... And just then a whirl come from the heavens above, and here come
that Light, shining down. ... And It hung right over where I was at. A
Voice spoke from there, and said, “As John the Baptist was sent for
the forerunner of the first coming of Christ, you’ve got a Message
that will bring forth the forerunning of the Second Coming of
Christ.” And it liked to a-scared me to death. And I went back, and all
the people there ... they asked me, said, “What did that Light mean?”

Witnesses are said “A big group of colored people from the-the Gilead
Age Baptist church and the Lone Star church down there, and many
of those was down there, they began screaming when they saw that
happen, people fainted” (William Branham, How the Angel Came to Me,
and His Commission ( End Time Message Tabernacle) p. 18).

He later in 1933 pastured at Branham tabernacle built by his


followers and worked as a game warden to support his family.

In his early ministry as a Baptist, he came in contact with “Jesus-


Only” Pentecostals. This sect broke away from the traditional
Pentecostal movement denying the doctrine of the Trinity. He attended
one of their national conventions and was invited to preach. Here he
tells how he meets the “Oneness” Pentecostals …”I was coming back
from the lake… and I begin to notice cars that had signs on the back,
said “Jesus only.” He followed them to a Church finding himself
among Pentecostals. They started to speak about the baptism of the
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Holy Ghost and Jesus and didn't know what they were talking about.
Then they spoke in tongues. They called all the preachers to the
platform and he was among the 200 and he introduced himself among
the oneness preachers. They picked an elderly black man to preach
and he was impressed by his sermon on heaven. The spirit hit the
man and he jumped up and clicked his heels and said there wasn't
enough room for him to preach. He wondered “If that'll make an old
man act like that, what would it do if I got it on me?” so he began to
ask the Lord “help me to know what this is all about.” The next day to
his surprise and dismay he was called up to preach and he spoke on
Luke 16 and hell, the people were moved. He was approached and
asked to come to Texas to hold a revival. He went home ecstatic to tell
his wife hope, She asked “They're not holy rollers are they” “He told
her what he had seen and she said for them to tell her folks. Hopes
mother Mrs. Brumbach a Baptist was aghast that he would be
influenced by them and said not to “drag her daughter out among
stuff like that!” Branham listened at the time and said reflecting on it
“It was the worst mistake I ever made in my life” ( W.M. Branham, My
life story, p.35-40).

Branham was at first bothered by the many visitations and repeatedly


prayed that God would take them away. All through his life he had
seen visions, and had trances how things would happen. It kept
bothering him. Everybody kept telling him It was wrong, telling him
it‟s the Devil. But no matter how much he'd keep praying for that not
to come, It would still come. This troubled him and up to this time in
his life he had no knowledge of what the Scriptures taught about it.

He felt like a prisoner and yet he would say, “I love the Lord Jesus.”
Becoming what we know as depressed he would consider to do what
the voice told him not to. Each time he tried to smoke or drink he
heard the peculiar sound of the wind blowing and felt the presence of
an unseen being. Being frustrated and nervous he tried to keep away
from the peculiar life that was his, but he could not.

He was surrounded by death which he blamed on his disobedience.


One of his brothers Edward, next in age to him was very ill and died.
It is said each time he resisted God before his conversion, tragedy or
sorrow of some kind would come to him. His wife 'Hope” had
contracted a lung infection and a storm ensued with flooding where
his father took her and his two babies who had contracted pneumonia
to the hospital she died one month after their third wedding
anniversary. Distressed on his wife's death soon followed his daughter
Sharon Rose. Kneeling down beside her bedside he pleaded, “Lord,
what have I done? Haven't I preached the Gospel on the Street corners?
Don't hold it against me Lord. I never called them people “trash”.
Forgive me, Lord. Don't take my baby.”(this was in reference to the
Oneness Pentecostals that his wife's parents told him to stay away
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from.) “He then saw a big black sheet come down over her and he
knew he refused him” (Footprints on the Sands of Time ).

Branham's wife and baby daughter died in 1937 from Tubercular


Meningitis. He felt that it was because he had not continued in
fellowship with the Pentecostals and had missed God's will (Acts of the
Prophet, p. 47). Certainly Branham's gift would not have flourished in
a Baptist Church atmosphere. The angel was leading him elsewhere.
The question that comes to mind is what kind of a God (or angel )
punishes others who are not involved for another's mistakes. We can
see the affect this took on him.

Branham became so despondent that he took to suicide I said, “Lord, I


can't go this anymore, I'm dying. I'm so tormented.” I pulled the
hammer back on the gun, put it up to my head, kneeling there on that
cot in that dark room. I said, “Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed
be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thine will be done,” and I squeezed
that trigger as hard as I could….” But the gun wouldn't go off!

And I thought, “O God, are You just tearing me to pieces? What have I
done? You won't even let me die.” And I throwed the gun down, and it
went off and shot through the room. And I said, “God, why can't I die
and get out of it? I just can't go no farther. You've got to do something to
me” (Footprints on the Sands of Time”).

He isn't sure what happened next but thinks he went to sleep and
woke up in heaven meeting his daughter and wife and was taken to a
mansion and was assured everything was OK. And so we can trace
back to him as the source for the Pentecostal trips to heaven scenario
that multitudes claim to have experienced today. Branham is
responsible for numerous aberration's that have lead others to the
same adumbration's he experienced.

Years went by and honoring his first wife's dying request to marry
again. He met Meda Broy who he eventually married when he was 32
years old and she was twenty-two. His son Billy Paul was just six
years old at the time.

The healing ministry of William M. Branham began in the spring of


1946. On May 7 of that year, according to Branham an angel visited
him and Branham received what he came to call his “charge” from the
recurrent audible voice from a disembodied spirit. This time the voice
appeared to him in bodily form and gave him a commission to heal.

Branham was the house taking off my gun working as a game warden.
This is how he explained his experience: “I had come home for lunch,
and was just going around, when a dear friend of mine approached
me and asked me to go to Madison with him that afternoon. I told him
it was impossible as I had to patrol, and while walking around the
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house under a maple free, it seemed that the whole top of the tree let
loose. . . something came down through that tree like a great rushing
wind . . My wife came from the house frightened, and asked me what
was wrong. Trying to get hold of myself ( I sat down and told her that
after all these twenty odd years of being conscious of this strange
feeling, the time had come when I had to find out what it was all
about. The crisis had come! I told her and my child good-bye, and
warned her that if' l did not come back in a few days, perhaps I might
never return . . .

He went to cave that he visited as a boy, “All of us have a place we go


to when we get in those troubles. I've got a little cave that the FBI
couldn't find that I get into. I'll stay in there for two or three days. I have
to wade up a Creek, and go up over a hill; and through a branch, go
under a tree and go down into a cave “ (William Branham, “What
Hearest Thou, Elijah?” April 12, 1959).

Then along in the night, at about the eleventh hours, I had quit
praying and was sitting up when I noticed a light flickering in the
room. Thinking someone was coming with a flashlight, I looked out of
the window, but there was no one, and when I looked back, the light
was spreading out on the floor, becoming wider. Now I know this
seems very strange to you, as it did to me also.

As the light was spreading, I became excited and started from the
chair, but as I looked up, there hung that great star. However, it did
not have five points like a star, but looked more like a ball of fire or
light shining down upon the floor.

Just then I heard someone walking across the floor, which startled me
again, as I knew of no one who would be coming there besides myself
Now, coming through the light, I saw the feet of a man coming toward
me, as naturally as you would walk to me. He appeared to be a man
who, in human weight, would weigh about two hundred pounds,
clothed in a white robe. He had a smooth face, no beard, dark hair
down to his shoulders, rather dark-complexioned, with a very
pleasant countenance, and coming closer, his eyes caught with mine.
Seeing how fearful I was, he began to speak, 'Fear not, I am sent from
the presence of Almighty God to tell you that your peculiar life and
your misunderstood ways have been to indicate that God has sent you
to take a gift of divine healing to the peoples of the world. IF YOU
WILL BE SINCERE, AND CAN GET THE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU
NOTHING SHALL STAND BEFORE YOUR PRAYER, NOT EVEN
CANCER . He told me many things which I do not have space to
record here, He told me how I would be able to detect diseases by
vibrations on my hand. He went away, but I have seen him several
times since then, He has appeared to me perhaps once or twice within
the space of six months and has spoken with me. A few times he has
appeared visibly in the presence of others. I do not know who he is. I
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only know that he is the messenger of God to me. (William Branham


“A Man Sent By God”) To my reading the stories it is hard to put them
in sequence and know when what occurred and it seems at times
there are conflicts of how they are told sometimes we are told he was
2, 3 and 7 years old.

Notice the message is to believe him, not pointing to God and his
word. This is subtle, but not to be overlooked. Also he is sent for
divine healing, but Jesus never sent anyone for this he sent them to
preach the gospel. Where does it say the requirement to do miracles is
sincerity? With all the visitations he still is puzzled who this being is
yet he trusts him. Why? Even though the angel says “fear not” I think
there was a great deal of fear that accompanied the presence.

We also find what these other things were in another testimony, I


thought, “0 God, why do You do this to me?” I said, “Father, You know
I love You. You know that I love You! And I-I-I don't want to be
possessed of the Devil. I don't want them things to happen to me.
Please God, don't never let it happen no more.”

And-and right in here there was a-a Light on the floor, and I thought,
“Well, where's that? Well, that couldn't be coming...” I looked around.
And here iIt was above me, this very same Light, right there above me,
hanging right like that. Circling around like a fire, kind of an emerald
color, going, “Whoossh, whoossh, whoossh!” like that, Just above It,
like that. And I looked at that, and I thought, “What is That?” Now, It
scared me.

And I heard somebody coming, [Brother Branham imitates someone


walking-Ed.] just walking, only, it was barefooted. And I seen the foot
of a Man come in. Dark in the room, all but right here where It was
shining right down. And I seen the foot of a Man coming in. And when
He come into the room, walked on up, He was a Man about... looked
to weigh about two hundred pounds. He had His hands folded like
this. Now, I had seen It in a Whirlwind, I had heard It talk to me, and
seen It in the form of a Light, but the first time I ever seen the image
of It. It walked up to me, real close…Well, honest friends, I-I thought
my heart would fail me. ... Cause after hundreds and hundreds of
times of visitations, it paralyzes me when He comes near. It sometimes
it even makes me ... I almost completely pass out, just so weak when I
leave the platform many times. If I stay too long, I‟ll go completely out.
I‟ve had them ride me around for hours, not even know where I was
at. And I can‟t explain it. ...

So I was sitting there and looking at Him. I-I kind of had my hand up
like that. He was looking right at me, just as pleasant. But He had a
real deep Voice, and He said, “Do not fear. I am sent from the
Presence of Almighty God.” And when He spoke, that Voice, that was
the same Voice that spoke to me when I was two years old, all the way
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up. I knowed that was him. so He said, “Your peculiar birth and
misunderstood life has been to indicate that you‟re to go to all the
world and pray for the sick people.” And said, “And regardless of what
they have ... if you get the people to believe you, and be sincere when
you pray, nothing shall stand before your prayers, not even cancer.”

And He said, “As the prophet Moses was given two gifts, signs to
vindicate his ministry, so will you be given two.” He said, “One of them
will be that you‟ll take the person that you‟re praying for by the hand,
with your left hand and their right,” and said, “then just stand quiet,
and there‟ll be a physical effect that‟ll happen on your body. Then you
pray. And if it leaves, the disease is gone from the people. If it doesn‟t
leave, just ask a blessing and walk away.”

[it is said: this sign would manifest as he held the hand of any person
who had a germ-type disease his hand would be swollen and take on
different shades of color whereby he would know the names of the
diseases. If there were other diseases than the bacterial type, the Spirit
would let him know by revelation what the trouble was. (addition)]

He said, “And the next thing will be, if they won‟t hear that, then they
will hear this. Then it‟ll come to pass that you‟ll know the very secret
of their heart.” This they will hear.” He said, “You were born in this
world for that purpose”(William Branham, How the Angel Came to Me,
and His Commission (voice of God recordings) Jan.17, 1955 , pp. 73-
75).

Notice the fear and the reaction to this being that bestows his powers.
Branham clearly identifies the voice as one of an angel, and literally
hundreds of visitations. What does Paul say about an angel with
another gospel? This all sounds too similar to how Mormonism
started. Notice he said he was paralyzed this is exactly what Joseph
Smith said happened when he was confronted with the angel of light” I
was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me…” he was
ready to sink into despair and abandon himself to destruction-…to the
power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such
marvelous power as I had never before felt in any being.. I saw a pillar
of light exactly over my head .' (Joseph Smiths History.1:16) While all
the similarities are not all found in Branham's story at this particular
encounter, his life experiences certainly parallel Josephs Smiths. They
both did come to the same conclusions, that the church is in apostasy
and that none of their denominations or sects were right, God rejects
their creeds. It becomes quite clear in Branham's writings that he was
conversing and was bestowed powers by an angel of light.

The next Sunday Branham's first challenge, a woman dying with


cancer, was brought before him. Just as the angel had said, he had a
vision and prayed for the woman. She was healed. His fame spread far
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and wide (Acts of the Prophet, p. 80). From that time forward, the
angel would accompany Branham when he ministered night and day.

During the Sunday evening service at which he first spoke of what


had happened, he received a telegram from a friend, Robert Daugherty
requesting that he come to pray for his sick daughter in St Louis.
Branham went to St. Louis and prayed for her, and her health
improved He returned to Daughertys church to conduct a healing
revival from June 14 to June 2 5, 1946. His reputation spread
throughout the United Pentecostal Church, and he was soon invited to
hold a revival in the Bible Hour Tabernacle in Jonesboro, Arkansas,
pastored by Rex Humbard's father “Dad Humbard.” Branham was
reported to have raised a dead man at these meetings. According to
Gordon 25,000 people attended from twenty-eight states. From there
W, E. Kimson brought Branham from town to town, attracting
enormous crowds. (20th-CENTURY REVIVAL MOVEMENTS, p.106, R.
Riss)

Branham does remember as a young man, he was twice approached


by astrologers who attempted to explain to him that he was born
under a sign. They both told him that he was the possessor of “a gift”,
though neither told what it was. One of them told him that she saw a
Light following him. She was able to give his exact date of birth even
to the time of 5 o'clock in the morning. She said that when the planets
cross again as they did in Christ's time. “He sends another gift to the
earth.”And said you were born on the crossing of that time…that is
the reason I knew it” (Footprints on the Sands of Time, p.78).

Branham retells a story about how everyone is saying his experiences


of the devil. When he asks the angel about this the Angel explains to
him that they said the same about Jesus, “ When the ministry of the
Lord Jesus Christ begin to take place, the ministers said, He was
Beelzebub, the Devil' but the devils said, he was the Son of God….Paul
and Barnabas when they were up there preaching. The ministers said,
These men turn the world upside down . they're evil, they're the devil.
And the little old fortune teller out in the street recognized that Paul
and Barnabas was men of God.. Is that right “Spiritualists
soothsayers, demon possessed people” (How the Angel came to me,
and his Commission p.79).

First of all we don't go to demon possessed people to hear the truth or


get verification of our doctrine or ministry.

Secondly this is hardly what a real angel from God would use to
comfort one who is questioning the source of their supernaturalism.
Neither was it said at the beginning of Jesus ministry, this was said at
least halfway through (Matthew 12).
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In 1950 Branham had a photo taken that is now passed around as


the verification of his ministry. He considered it the same “pillar of
light” that had been with him since birth. Branham was asked about
the light that accompanied him in ministry “What do you think It is
then.”

“I believe that It is the same Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel
from Egypt to Palestine. I believe It's the same Angel of Light that
come in the-in the jail and come in to Saint Peter and touched him,
and went forward and opened the door and put him out into the light.
And I believe that It's Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and
forever. Amen! He's the same Jesus today that he was yesterday. He
will be forever the same Jesus.” (William Branham, How the Angel
Came to Me, and His Commission, p.88 (voice of God recordings) Jan.
17, 1955).

If I'm reading this right he states this is the angel who went to free
Peter in jail and that it is Jesus himself the power of God that is inside
him. Twice in Branham's meetings he had photographs reveal a halo
over his head. Wow, just like the paintings of Jesus and the apostles.
Pictures of a light circling over ones head is not proof they are sent by
God, but this seemed sufficient for his followers.

“And while I'm talking about It, that same Light that's on that picture
is on ... standing not two feet from where I'm standing right now. … I
can't see It with my-my eyes, but I know It's standing here. I know It's
settling with inside of me right now. Oh! If you could only know the
difference when the power of Almighty God catches” (ibid. p.88)

Branham said he was told by the angel that he would be able, to


detect diseases by vibrations in his left hand. He claimed to feel heat
in his hand as he touched affected parts. 1 Cor.12:11 states it is the
spirit that distributes the gifts not an angel, God is not an angel
although at times Branham is confused and calls him the angel of the
Lord. This same angel leads him into all kinds of heresies including
Branham proclaiming himself the angel of Rev 3:14 and 10:7 who
came from heaven, and was said he eventually began baptizing people
into his own name.

The Bible has no record of Jesus doing His miracles by the assistance
of any angel. He actually said he could call 10 legions of angels down,
but did not. He was comforted by angels but he did his miracles by
being God the Son and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Neither
does the record of the Acts of the apostles have any healings by a
angel, they did it all by the power of the Holy Spirit. Why does
Branham have an angel when no other Biblical prophet or apostle in
history had need of one to accomplish Gods work?
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To confirm this Kurt Koch writes, While conducting healing services


Branham would often fall into a trance during which his angel would
work through him. Asked once if the healings were done by the Holy
Spirit, Branham replied, “No, my angel does it” (Kurt Koch, 'Occult
Bondage and Deliverance', p.50, 1972).

He Couldn't do anything without his angel being present! When he


showed up he was able to heal. This is like channeling and having a
spirit guide.(the angels name is never divulged because he never knew
it.)

Branham said “I'm convinced that the same Angel that come down in
the form of a Man and talked to Abraham with His back turned to the
tent (yet knowing the thoughts in Sarah's heart), is the same One here
tonight” (CONVINCED THAN CONCERNED, June 10, 1962).

He also believed that this angel had actual flesh on his body. “Now, we
find, God in all ages has had skin on It. See?” ((Is this true? The Bible
says God is spirit, not human. He became human at a certain time
but this hardly endorses the idea he ALWAYS has skin on him).

He may have been convinced by what he saw and heard but the Bible
says otherwise. Branham believes that the one who he calls an angel
is Jesus who visited Abraham. That he has been making special
appearances for his meetings and predestinated him for his ministry.
The Angel of the LORD was not to appear anymore since the son was
incarnated, Jesus was resurrected in a body and does not make
special trips from heaven before the 2nd coming outside of gathering
his saints together at the last trump.

Are we to believe is that the glory of God is from a presence of an


angel. Yet he has said “The Angel of the Lord that comes is not the
Lord Jesus. It doesn't look like him in the same vision. For, the vision
I saw of the Lord Jesus, he was a little man” (Footprints on the sands
of Time, p.60). Yet he had said “It is the same Pillar of Fire that led the
children of Israel from Egypt to Palestine… “It's Jesus Christ” ... (How
the Angel Came to Me, and His Commission, p.88.)

The Angel (messenger) of the Lord that talked with Abraham (and
Moses) Was the Lord Jesus, he is called Yahweh In Gen.22:1-16
Abraham encounters the angel of the Lord who asks him to sacrifice
his son we find him identifying himself as V.16 and said: “By Myself I
have sworn, says the LORD (Yahweh). In Ex.3: 2 the angel of the
LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush
V.6 This angel identifies himself as the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob. In v.14-16 he then calls himself the I am
who I am. Judges 2:1-5 “Then the Angel of the LORD came up from
Gilgal to Bochim, and said: “I led you up from Egypt and brought you
to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, 'I will never
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break My covenant with you. (see also Gen. 16:7-13 ; 32:24-30;


Judges 13:2-3; Zech.3:1-2)It was God who made the covenant and It
was God who lead Israel out.

Branham “ met Gordon Lindsey, who was a young Assemblies of God


pastor in Oregon. “Soon afterward, Lindsay became his manager
(1947) Gordon Lindsay arranged for Branham to hold a series of
meetings in Vancouver, B.C., during the fall of 1947. On that first day
of this campaign, W. J. Ern Baxter was added to Branham‟s team.
According to Gordon Lindsay, 70,000 people attended the fourteen-
day campaign, which was held in four cities in the North west. The
meetings were “inter-evangelical” and characterized by many hours of
prayer for the sick and supernatural occurrences. The meetings in
Vancouver were attended by a few pastors and teachers from North
Battleford, Saskatchewan, who returned to supply the spark that
ignited the controversial “Latter Rain” movement. which also quickly
spread throughout the world, emphasizing the laying on d hands,
both for the bestowal of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit and for
personal prophecy” (20th-CENTURY REVIVAL MOVEMENTS R. Riss,
p. 106).

Branham taught on Joel 2:23 as the “latter rain” he identified as the


neo-Pentecostalism of his time, he taught that God's promise to
restore what the locust, cankerworm, caterpillar, and palmerworm
had eaten, would be the “restoration” of the Church out of
denominationalism, which was the mark of the beast in the Book of
Revelation. Anyone belonging to any denomination had taken “the
mark of the beast” He openly preached the nonTrinitarian views of the
Jesus Only Pentecostals. Branham said that “every sin that ever was
on the Earth was caused by a woman....the very lowest creature on
the Earth” (The Spoken Word, Vol. 3 No's. 12, 13, 14; Branham;
Spoken Word Publications, Jeffersonville, Ind. 1976; pp. 81-82.
Quoted in The Man and His Message, p. 41).

Branham started off as a Baptist and then changed over to be a


(Oneness) Pentecostal. Although he denied this, his view on the nature
of God, “Jesus Only” and his stance against the Trinity was basically
the same. To his credit he did preach against baptismal salvation that
the Oneness held, but insisted it was in Jesus name only. This found
him in the company of the early heresy of Sabbellianism. The early
church fathers fought long and hard battles against those who denied
One God in three distinct persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So
his representation of Jesus was not accurate.

Around 1960 Branham became separated from the majority of the


healing evangelists. The beginning of this can possibly be traced to his
(June 26,27 1956) “Warning” that was given to the Full Gospel
Businessmen's Movement in which they were unresponsive to.
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ELIJAH HAS COME, but he was not Branham

The prophet ELIJAH the Last Days Prophet: Branham's followers


claimed that he functioned in a special role as a unique end-time
prophet who would usher in Christ's return.

In 1963 he declared himself the messenger of the last days, endowed


with the spirit if Elijah, as prophesied by Malachi 4 and the Book of
Revelation 11:3. This was something the angel spoke of previously.
This declaration alienated Branham from the majority of his
supporters in mainline Pentecostalism. His attempt at recovering
widespread support was stopped by his untimely death in a car
accident two years later.

Branham also believed he was Elijah the prophet, other people


believed him to be the prophet Elijah who was to come before the
return of Christ Jesus.

Speaking of himself, Branham said, “...we are promised a return of


that Spirit [Elijah] just before the end-time. He won't start another
church, because there is no more church ages to come... because the
Laodicea Church Age is the last age, and the messenger of the
Seventh Angel,... is the fellow that is going to reveal, by the Holy
Spirit, all of these mysterious things.... Notice. This last message of
the last church age is not a reformer, he is a PROPHET! (The Seven
Seals, pp. 144, 45).

“ See, immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be
cleansed by hate and the wicked burned to ashes. Of course, this did
NOT happen at the time of John (the Elijah for his day.)… .” See,
immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be cleansed
by hate and the wicked burned to ashes. Of course, this did NOT
happen at the time of John (the Elijah for his day.) (THE MESSAGE
TO THE LAODICEAN AGE, p.13).

Branham prophesied the end as Elijah who was to come “once again
that spirit will come back upon another man just before Jesus comes,
He will be a prophet. He will be vindicated as such by God. Since
Jesus, Himself, in the flesh won't be here to vindicate him, (as He did
John) it will be done by the Holy Spirit so that his ministry will be
attended by great and wonderful manifestation. As a prophet, every
revelation will be vindicated, for every revelation will come to pass.
(Laodicean age) They believe we must accept the messenger but the
bible never says this even about John the baptist. Many accepted
Christ after John was gone without ever hearing his message of
repentance.

If we need a prophet for the end of the age, then the Church has been
missing teaching for 1900 years. God gave us pastors and teachers as
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well as the gifts operating in the Church. Nowhere are we told to look
for a prophet like Branham taught.

“Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel
of the Lord moves down, it becomes then a Voice of God to you...But I
am God's Voice to you... Now, see, I can say nothing in myself. But
what He shows me” (Footprints On The Sands Of Time, p. 214). The
angelic visitor told Branham that he would be given two gifts and that
he would restore Bible truth.

Branham was a false Elijah. In Mal.3:1 “ Behold, I will send my


messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord,
whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the
messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall
come, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi speaks of the messenger that
will prepare the way for the Lord. This is John the Baptizer who is
foretold in Isa.40:3-4 “The voice crying out in the wilderness: prepare
the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our
God”. The bible teaches That “Elias” IS COME ALREADY, and they
knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples
understood that he spake of JOHN the Baptist. (Mt. 17:10-13).

They asked about Elias and the restoration “But I say unto you, That
“Elias” IS INDEED COME, and they have done unto him whatsoever
they listed, as it is written of him. (Mk.9:11-13) Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make His paths straight.” John did preach and baptize in the
wilderness, the message was the baptism of repentance for
preparation when the Messiah comes. (Mk.1:2-4) This is fulfilled.

If we parallel Branham to John the Baptist who fulfilled Elijah's


ministry there is no comparison

John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah and never prophesied or
gave words of knowledge, or had a vision or did one miracle (John
10:41). Jesus said he was Elijah to come and Matt 11:11 “Assuredly, I
say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one
greater than John the Baptist.” So Branham can not be greater nor
even equal.

Branham's parents were not believers, nor did the signs they saw have
them become one. Kurt Koch wrote: “...Branham's parents believed in
fortune telling and he was burdened through occultism at an early
age”(Kurt Koch, Between Christ and Satan p. 150, 1962).

Elijah and John were Jewish, John the Baptists parents were Godly,
his father was a priest (Lk.1:5-22). Branham's parents were not even
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believers. John the baptist did not fight against God's will but
Branham did for years. Branham was not Elijah since all the prophets
were from the Jewish nation. Jesus said John was the greatest
prophet, and he was sent to Israel, Branham was not. John was filled
with the holy Spirit from the womb and obeyed the Lord, there is no
comparison with Branham having a light hovering over his head and
fighting against the Holy Spirit.

Branham did not have the Spirit of Elijah, he said 'Don't condemn the
sinner; have mercy on him. Let him go ahead and smoke his pipe, let
him drink his liquor, let him have his card party. That's his pleasure.
Don't blame him. Coming home and everything, tired and worn out,
he wants some pleasure. The thing for you to do is live such a godly
life that you can prove to him that the Gospel holds ten thousand
times more than that, for him. ( William Branham excerpt from
Enticing Spirits, July 24, 1955, at the Branham Tabernacle in
Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A. )

But what did John the Baptist do with Herod, he preached for him to
repent, it became the very reason his head was cut off. Luke 3:19-20
But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him concerning Herodias,
his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
Matt 14:3-4 For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put
him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Branham once speaking of Moses said about his striking the rock, “he
smote it again, said, “You rebels! Must we bring you water out of this
rock?” You see what God did? The water come, but said, “Come up
here, Moses.” That was the end of it, see. You have to watch those
things, so you… what you do with divine gifts.” (How the angel came
to me p.67). How very true, and one has to watch how they use the
name of the Lord as well.

Branham died in 1965 after his car was struck by a drunk driver. For
many days after his death several well known Latter Rain ministers
prayed over his body in an attempt to raise Branham from the dead
but to no avail. So ended the ministry of the modern day Elijah. His
national acclaim was stopped by his death in a car accident. Branham
was injured in a head-on collision while on a trip to Arizona, and
passed away six days later [on December 24, 1965]. Many of his
followers believed that he had truly come in the spirit of Elijah; some
believed him to be God, born of a virgin, and fully expected him to rise
from the dead in three days. (David E. Harrell, Jr., All Things Are
Possible (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1976), p. 161)

Believers did not wait around for any apostle to be raised from the
dead, what were Branhamites thinking? This can be viewed as some
cruel twist of fate, God judging him for his divisiveness or another
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sign much like his birth. Branhamites find almost anything they can
to verify his ministry whether its through numbers, dates or peculiar
supernatural signs (like light) or events.

This again is a hardly a parallel of him and John the Baptist. He was
killed by a drunk. John the Baptist was killed on purpose by request
from Herod of whom he constantly spoke against his adulterous
relationship.

For what its worth, Branham stands as an enigma. It can seem


unclear at certain times whether it was God operating and at other
times its obvious it was not. When looking at the overall teaching it
becomes hardly favorable to the claims made by a man who was led
by an angel (who he thought was Jesus) into so much false doctrine.
So Branhamite's claim that he never failed in prophecy. They have one
of two choices. If they cannot face the fact he did fail in prophecy (or
words of knowledge) then he certainly failed in teaching truth. Thus
making him a false teacher which then makes him a false prophet.
Either way Branham cannot be accepted as a representative of God,
he certainly was not Elijah.

William Branham's Basic Beliefs

William Branham is touted as the most influential healer in


Pentecostal circles, yet many are satisfied with his exhibition of
miracle powers, and words of knowledge without knowing what he
really believed. Branham denied the trinity and took a modalistic view
like the Oneness Pentecostals. He claimed Jesus never said He was
the Son of God and even claimed he had no pre-existence. He believed
that Cain was the offspring of an illicit affair Eve had with Satan
(known as the serpent seed doctrine). He believed God always had
skin on him even before the incarnation. He believed in three Bibles;
the Scriptures the zodiac and the pyramids, as other revelations of
God. That denominations were abominations. He taught on Joel 2:23
that the "latter rain" he identified as the neo-Pentecostalism of his
time, he taught that God's promise to restore what the locust,
cankerworm, caterpillar, and palmerworm had eaten, would be the
"restoration" of the Church out of denominationalism, which was the
mark of the beast in the Book of Revelation. Anyone belonging to any
denomination had taken "the mark of the beast" There is no eternal
Hell. that a woman cutting her hair was grounds for divorce. That
unborn children are not alive until their first breath. he prophesied
that the end of the ages would be in 1977.

As a child he heard a voice instruct him that never identified itself. In


his own words he said: "The first thing I can remember in life is a
vision. I was eighteen months old..." He often heard sounds like a
whirlwind or see pillars of light with voices coming from it. At age
seven A audible human Voice commanded him, "Don't you never
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drink, smoke, or defile your body any way. There'll be work for you to
do when you get older."

Later on a LIGHT came into the shed and it formed a Cross, and a
VOICE from the Cross spoke in a language he could not understand.
Assuming it was the Lord he asked for it to come back. He then has a
spiritual experience, In his own words he said, "Then it seemed to me
that there had been a thousand pounds lifted from my soul." Something
swept over him and he experienced an exquisite feeling he had never
know before. He said it felt like rain was pelting down on his body. He
knew then that God had forgiven him of his sin and baptized him with
the Holy Ghost. Nonetheless he was paralyzed with fear from this
disembodied spirit. Branham later on claimed he he needed to wait for
the angel to show up before his power worked.

Branham claimed that the angels (messengers) to the 7 churches in


the book of Revelation were men who appeared at various times
throughout Church history bringing new revelations that led the
Church into progressive stages of sanctification. As his tombstone
indicates, Branham was thought to be the angel to the Church of
Laodicea-the end time Church. Rev.3:14, 10:7 Ephesian-Paul;
Smyrnea-Ireneaus; Pergamean-Martin; Thyatirean-Columba;
Sardisean-Luther; Philadelphia-Wesley; Laodicea-Branham

He became convinced that he was the end-times "Elijah" and the true
"Messenger of the Covenant" the 7th angel in revelation, the angel of the
church of Laodicea.

He saw seven Angels in a form of a pyramid that swept down and


picked him up. And was brought east to open the Seven Seals for
God." Rev. 5:1-9 says that Jesus opens the seals and it did not take
place yet.

While conducting healing services Branham would often fall into a


trance during which his angel would work through him. Asked once if
the healings were done by the Holy Spirit, Branham replied, "No, my
angel does it." Branham could not do any healing until the angel
would show up. Branham assumed this angel was Jesus (the angel of
the Lord) the one who guided him through his life since his childhood.
but Jesus is no angel and he did not personally show up at
Branham's meetings.

When Branham died in a car crash many of his followers waited for
him to resurrect 3 days later.

To this day many are convinced of his claims despite the Bible's
clarity speaks the opposite of what Branham had taught.
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The Teachings of "the Prophet" William Branham

What did William Branham “really” teach and believe!

“Were identified with him in Acts 2. We're identified with them, with
the same baptism, same thing. All he was then, and all he is, all he
was, and all he is, we are. That's exactly.”

“Same thing by being a true Christian. You have to be identified with


it. I preached with Moses and war-with Noah and warned the people of
the oncoming judgment, to be a real Christian. I was with Moses at
the burning bush; I saw the Pillar of Fire; I saw His glory. I was with
Moses up there in the wilderness. To be a Christian, I have to be
identified with everything God was, to be a Christian. I seen His glory;
I heard His voice. Don't try to explain it away from me now, 'cause I
was there. I know what I'm talking about. I seen what happened.
Yes, sir!”

“I was at the Red Sea when I seen the Spirit of God move down and
part the water from one side, … through about a ninety foot sea. I
seen the Spirit of God. I walked with Moses through that dry ground,
across that Red Sea. I stood by Mount Sinai and seen the thunder and
lightning falling. I eat manna with them out there. I drank from that
Rock; I'm still doing it tonight. I was identified with the manna-eaters.
I was identified with them that drunk from the rock.”

“I was with John the Baptist and before them critics. I seen the Spirit
of God descending; I heard the voice of God say, “This is My beloved
Son in Whom I'm pleased to dwell in.” Yes, sir! I sure was Identified
with him. That's exactly right.”

“I was with the 120 in the Upper Room. I was identified up there with
them. Oh, 1-1 feel religious. Amen! I was identified there. I'm one of
them. I was identified; I got the same experience they had. I was there
when it happened, to be a true Christian.” (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED
BEFORE US p.27).

This is how far gone he was in his own revelations. He thought he was
there throughout history, is this rational, is this Biblical, is this
believable? Nowhere does the Bible teach this! Col.2:18 “Let no one
cheat you out of your reward, taking delight in FALSE humility, and
the worship, intruding in those things which he has seen, vainly
puffed up by his carnal mind.”

Branham said the Church is built on “The Rock of Revelation” (Seven


Church Ages, p. 13). Jesus taught that he was the sure foundation,
there is no other Mt. 7:24 Paul said “The Rock is Christ” who was in
the wilderness (I Cor.10:4). Peter says the foundation , Rock is Christ
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(1 Pt.2:5-8) Revelation is never what we build on Paul says there is no


other foundation but Christ.

That Branham was Elijah the Prophet

“It is all over. (speaking for Jesus) I am going to speak all right. Yes, I
am 'here in the midst of the Church. The Amen of God, faithful and
true will reveal Himself and it will BE BY MY PROPHET.” Oh yes, that
is so. Rev. 10:7 “And in the days of the voice of the seventh
messenger, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should
be finished as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.” .... He
is sending a vindicated prophet. He is sending a prophet after almost
two thousand years. He is sending someone who is so far from
organization, education, and the world of religion that as John the
Baptist and Elijah of old, He will hear only from God and he will have
“thus saith the Lord” and speak for God. He will be God's mouthpiece
and HE, AS IT IS DECLARED IN MAL. 4:6, WILL TURN THE HEARTS
OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THE FATHERS.” ( W. Branham, THE
MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE p.28).

“When that Angel, that you see in that picture over there, come down
on the river down there that day, thirty years ago come this coming
June or thirty-three years ago, rather, this June, and said, “As John
the Baptist was sent forth, (before 5,000 people or more) the hour has
come when your Message will stray the world” (The Revelation of the
Seven Seals p.51)

The Angel was His guide

“If you haven't made preparation yet to meet the Lamb in the air, and
by the power invested me by my commission given by Almighty God
and ministered to me by an Angel, a Pillar of Light” (The Revelation of
the Seven Seals p.112-113 )

“ Now last evening as we always like in teaching on the Seals, we


teach it the same way you do on the church ages. When we got
finished with teaching the church age, the last time when I drawed
them out here on the pulpit on the board--how many remembers what
took place? He came right down. went right back on the wall and light
and drawed it off Himself, right there on the wall before us all. The
Angel of The Lord stood right here before several hundred people. And
now He's doing something real supernatural now, too. So we're just
expecting great things.” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals p.180)

“But in the last days, it will have to be a prophet to take up the


mysteries of God, . . . ? . . . because the mysteries would only be
known by prophets. So it has to be this fellow coming. Do you see
what I mean now? He can‟t be a reformer; it has got to be a prophet,
because it has got to be somebody that is gifted ; and set there that
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catches the word. ”(The Revelation of the Seven Seals p.145). “ the
original Bible faith is to be restored by the 7th angel oh, how I love
this! All of the mysteries of the Seals that the reformers never
understood fully.”( ibid p.147)

False prophecies

“I never preached anything in my life under inspiration I had to take


back, „cause I don‟t depend on my own understanding.” (Oneness,
2/11/62, V-10, N-2, sermon page 16-87)

“ See, immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be
cleansed by hate and the wicked burned to ashes. Of course, this did
NOT happen at the time of John (the Elijah for his day.)… .” (THE
MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE p.13).

Did this happen immediately after he died? Branham believed himself


to be THIS Elijah, the earth was not cleansed nor the wicked burned.

“That this age will, end around 1977. …, I base this prediction on
seven major continuous visions that came to me one Sunday morning
in June, 1933. The Lord Jesus spoke to me and said that the coming
of the Lord was drawing nigh, but that before He came, seven major
events would transpire. ( W. Branham, THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN
AGE, p.29).

I still maintain this prediction after thirty years because, Jesus DID
NOT say no man could know the year, month, week or day in which
His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and
maintain as a private student of the Word, along with divine
inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the-World systems and
usher in the millenium.” (Seven Church Ages Page 322)

“ The revival is over. America had her last chance in 1957. Now the
tongues, are God's sign of impending disaster, even as they were when
they appeared upon the wall at Belshazzar's feast….(W. Branham, THE
MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE p.29) According to revivalists today who
endorse Branhams ministry we are currently experiencing a revival of
unprecedented proportions. So ids Branham a false prophet according
to them or are they false according to Branham.

He Opened the 7 Seals?

“And the Angels took me into that pyramid of themselves - the


mysteries of God known only to them. And now, they were the
messengers that come to interpret that pyramid or that Message of the
secret of these Seven Seals which lays with inside the pyramid.”
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“We find out that during that time I saw seven Angels in a form of a
pyramid that swept down and picked me up. And I was brought east
to open the Seven Seals for God.” (Commission By Seven Mighty
Angels 1963 "Standing in the Gap" Jefferson, IN V-6N7 Sunday 63-
0623m "80").

It is Jesus who alone is worthy to open the 7 seals. He opens them


according to the bible and this even has not happened yet no matter
what Branham claims. A number of loyalists to Branham have tried to
spin this saying the mystery was revealed to him, but he clearly said
he opened because he was the angel ordained to do so.

At the same time he also said “Oh, I want to be numbered as one of


them in that day, Lord. And I see the day approaching." You see these
Seals begin to . . . If God will open them to us. And remember, He
alone can do it” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p.66) So we have
confusion unless one wants to admit Branham was God there is no
way to reconcile these statements.

“And when the Seals are broken and the mystery is revealed, down
comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land
and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head. Now remember this
Seventh angel is on the earth at the time of this coming.” (The
Revelation of the Seven Seals,p.74) This is proof that Branham was
not the 7th angel as he thought.

The Famous Pillar of fire Picture

During his ministry the light was photographed several times To


question whether this was real or not may be redundant. It was the
same Pillar of Fire which had been with Branham since the time of his
birth. When praying for the sick he would watch the Pillar of fire move
around the building from one person to another, revealing the
“thoughts and intents” of the heart, the past, the present and the
future.

2 Cor.11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,


transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For
Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is
no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into
ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their
works.” To have light effects does not prove whether it is from God at
all, It just may prove the opposite. Joseph Smith saw pillars of light
and angels constantly should we accept his message? Being
impressed by the supernatural is the oldest con in the book. Literally!
Genesis tells us that Satan came disguised in a Snake and the
Hebrew says he was shining standing upright, Eve certainly was
bedazzled and bewitched.
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John the Baptist had no fire above his head. The only ones who did
where those in the upper room. It happened only once and it was
temporary, it had a purpose to show that God sent the holy Spirit to
dwell in people, it began the Church. Just because some guy named
William has been seen with pictures of a light taken above his head,
this became the convincing proof to the Pentecostal followers. So is
the stigmata, the blood coming from the hands and feet of the
Catholic mystic to the catholic. Never mind the false doctrine that he
was led into by the angel (of light). Have you seen the light? I don‟t
mean the physical one that traveled with Branham, but the light of
truth of Gods word compared to the deception from this man. If we
accept Branham as genuine, then every person who comes with an
experience and exhibits the supernatural will woo us. Whoever has
the most power and names the name of Christ wins! If we do this we
will have a no more denominations just like Branham wanted, instead
we will see a one world Church.

Realistically the reason we have denominations is because God


teaches people different things and a certain group will see a
particular aspect as their understanding or calling. The
denominational issue is not wrong as long as it does not divide and we
don't lose fellowship over it. Baptists should be able to get along and
work alongside Lutherans and Pentecostals. As long as we are in
agreement in the essential beliefs we should all understand we are in
the same body of Christ. Much like Israel had 12 tribe which all had a
different ministry with the tabernacle yet they were one nation.

We don't have to look to much further to see what he taught is


contrary to what God says. Branham taught that the Word of God was
given in three forms, the Zodiac, the Egyptian pyramids, and the
written scripture.(Al Dager, Vengeance is Ours, Sword, p. 59).

God’s nature explained (modalism) forms and offices instead of


distinct and personal identities

In explaining how God is seen by people. “It could be-cannot be seen,


but yet, we know that it's there. And when He changed His form of the
en morphe, which means that He changed from supernatural to
natural ... and He just changed His mask.

And otherwise, it's like a drama; He was acting. In-in the Greek when
they would change their mask, maybe one play one player might've
acted in several different parts. And my-” daughter (present here) ...
They just had at the high school a-a drama. And they-one boy, that I
knowed, played about four parts, but he would go behind the stage
and change his- his mask in order to come out to impersonate
another character.( THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.6 ,
June 29, 1964, Philadelphia Penn. Vol.3 no.22)
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“Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is offices of one God. He was the Father;
He was the Son; He is the Holy Ghost. It's three offices or three
dispensations,...” (Conduct, Order, Doctrine, p. 392).

“Father, Son, and Holy Ghost has one name, the Lord Jesus Christ”
(Conduct, Order, Doctrine, p.392).

“MY REVELATION by the Holy Spirit is: Christ, and the Holy Spirit
is the self same person, only in a different form... I Now, that is one
of the mysteries of the last days, how that Christ can be the three
persons in One. It is not three different people--Father, Son, and Holy
Ghost--being three gods as the trinitarians try to tell us it is. It's three
manifestations of the same Person, or you might call it three
offices....Notice now, the Holy Spirit and the revelation and Christ is
another form That's right. ” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals,
p.156-157)

He Denied the personality of the Holy Spirit as well. “The Holy Spirit is
the 'Word-Manifested Thought'.” (W. M. Branham, An Exposition of the
Seven Church Ages, p. 155).

“Then we find, after His death, burial, and resurrection. He came on


the day of Pentecost as Son of God-God, the Spirit, in the form, Holy
Ghost. What was He doing? He was changing Himself, making Himself
known to His people in a different form. Like the Holy Spirit, which is
God, He came to deal through the church ages as Son of God, the
Holy Spirit.”( THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.9)

“What is God? God is a great Eternal. At the beginning, way back


before there was a beginning, he wasn't even God. Did you know that?
A god is an object of worship, and there wasn't nothing to worship
him; He lived alone. And in him was attributes. What is an attribute?
A thought.” (The Spoken Word, Vol. III, pg. 79) So God, Branham's
God needs to be worshipped or he is not God (this is said by a certain
Mormon) And what he is- is a thought. We should think about that.

This becomes a most serious error, “Now, we find, God all ages has
had skin on It. See? (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.20) This is
serious false teaching which denies the one incarnation fulfilled in the
New Testament if he always was a man instead of becoming a man at
a certain time.

On the Son Jesus Christ

45 “See, He came in three names. He came as Son of man, which was


prophet. .. He never said He was the Son of God; He said He was the
Son of man. Now, today; He is the Son of God, which He returned
back, and now He is in the form of the Holy Ghost, the unseen Person.
but yet, God, the Son of God. In the Millennium: He sits upon His
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Father's Throne, which He'll be Son of David He revealed Himself first


as Son of man, a prophet this age, through the church age, Son of
man ... or Son of God; and in the other age, Son of David. Three sons!
( p.7)

47”before the promised son showed up, God manifested Himself there
at Sodom as a prophet, being a man, in flesh, God. Elohim, as I heard
someone speak It a while ago, which the Godhead bodily was in Him.
He was the fulness. Elohim is the fulness of the Godhead, bodily.( THIS
DAY THIS SCRIPTURE IS FULFILLED , p.7)

Elohim is the fulness of the Godhead, BODILY. That's not what my


Bible says. Elohim is God. this makes God a physical being. As we will
see Branham thought God was always flesh. The Bible says

“ He never called Himself the Son of God. He referred to Himself, the-


'Son of man, because He had to come according to the Scripture.”( THE
MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.8)

The BIBLE says- Luke 1:35 the angel says he will be called “the Son
of God”. Jn.10:36 Jesus said, because I said I am the Son of God.”
Jn.5:25; Luke 22:70; Mt.27:43; Jn.19:7 ; Jn.9:35 He (Jesus) said unto
him, Do you thou believe on the Son of God? Once again Branham did
not know is Bible.

“Now notice. Now, it must be kinsman. So, you see, an Angel couldn't
do it; a man couldn't do it; it must be a man, but he can't be born of a
woman-a sex act. So the virgin birth, the Holy Spirit overshadowed
Mary, therefore, Jesus was not a Jew. Jesus was not a Gentile. Jesus
was God, exactly. His Blood didn't come from any sex act. He was the
holy created Blood of God. And we're not saved by Jewish blood,
neither are we saved by Gentile blood.” (The Revelation of the Seven
Seals, p.88)

The Bible says Jesus was born of a woman and that he was indeed a
Jew in the flesh, God came to us “in flesh.” If it wasn't human blood
then his sacrifice would not have counted, he had to come by man
made in the image of God. This is a denial of what took place in the
incarnation of God in the flesh. In fact the Bible says he was born of a
woman “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth
His Son, born of a woman” (Gal. 4:4).

“Jesus was created. When the Holy Ghost came upon Mary He created
within her the cell that would multiply and become the body of our
Lord. That cell was created. It was the beginning of the creation of
God. That is who Jesus is.”( An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages,
p37).
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Now we have him telling us God was created, when the very name of
God I AM means eternally existing.

The Bible -Matthew 1:23 the Virgin Mary, was told she would bear
“Emmanuel”, “God with us”. John. 1:3 “ All things were made through
him and without him nothing was made that was made.”
Col.1:16 speaking of the Son “And he is before all things, and in him
all things consist.”

“People talk about Jesus being the Eternal Son of God. Now isn't that
a contradiction? Whoever heard of a Son being eternal? Sons have
beginnings, but that which is eternal never had a beginning.” (“An
Exposition of the Seven Church Ages”p.21) No biblical understanding,
especially for a prophet that would restore the true faith. Jesus says
he was with the Father in Jn.17 before the world began, making him
the son who co-existed. In the way Branham spoke, did he consider
fathers have a beginning too.

In a speech given October 2, 1957 the prophet said, “See, there cannot
be an Eternal son, because a son had to have a beginning. And so
Jesus had a beginning, God had no beginning,” (“Conduct, Order,
Doctrine of the Church, p.273).

“What is God? God is a great Eternal. At the beginning, way back


before there was a beginning, he wasn't even God. Did you know that?
A God is an object of worship, and there wasn't nothing to worship
him; He lived alone. And in him was attributes. What is an attribute?
A thought.” (The Spoken Word, Vol. 3, p. 79).

Branham promoted confusion on God's nature. The Bible says God


always existed and is the one and only God whether one worships him
or not. Now Branham denies God for who he is and reduces God to a
thought. I wonder who would be thinking this thought?

Branham denied Jesus was God as the Word, he taught the Word was
created.

John 1:1 states that the Word was “with God” and “the Word was
God.” Not so says Branham, “In Jn.1 in the beginning was the word
and the word was with God and was God. and the word was made
flesh , and dwelt among us. Now, in the beginning was the word. A
word is thought expressed. In the beginning He wasn‟t even God.” (THE
MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.11).

Here Branham goes completely against the Scripture that says. St.
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.” John says the very opposite, in the beginning
he was God, since God eternally is, one cannot become God at
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anytime. Branham again did not know what he was teaching. in the
beginning He was and continued to be God.

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt with us . . . “ God dwelt with
us in flesh. He was the Word. Before a word it's a thought, and a
thought has to be created. All right, so God's thoughts be came
creation when it was spoke by a word. That is when He presents it to
you as a thought, your thought, and it is revealed to you, then it is
still a thought until you speak it” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals
p.242)

Here Branham says the very opposite of the Scripture he just read.
This is proof his supernatural (if there was any?) that the
manifestations could NOT EVER be from God, he couldn't even speak
straight about his nature.

So it tonight when we got the other part of the contract. When God
tore His Son in two at Calvary, taken the body up for- a sacrifice, and
sent the Spirit down to us, that once lived in' a man, Jesus (that same
God is in veil tonight in the form of the Holy Ghost), those two pieces
has to come together; then you are part of the contract. God did this
to be better known to man, when He made Hisself man.( THE MIGHTY
GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, June 29, 1964 philadelphia Penn Vol.3 no.22
p.7).

“But on the day of Pentecost He changed Himself from being the Son
of man to the Son of God. He came, not with the people, He came in
the people.” ( THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.15)

Can someone who is a prophet speak falsely in this manner and have
such abusive theology on the nature of God and still have God do the
so called mightiest miracles through him? I don't think so!

During his ministry the light was photographed several times To


question whether this was real or not may be redundant. It was the
same Pillar of Fire which had been with Branham since the time of his
birth. When praying for the sick he would watch the Pillar of fire move
around the building from one person to another, revealing the
“thoughts and intents” of the heart, the past, the present and the
future.

2 Cor.11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,


transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For
Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is
no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into
ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their
works.” To have light effects does not prove whether it is from God at
all, It just may prove the opposite. Joseph Smith saw pillars of light
and angels constantly should we accept his message? Being
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impressed by the supernatural is the oldest con in the book. Literally!


Genesis tells us that Satan came disguised in a Snake and the
Hebrew says he was shining standing upright, Eve certainly was
bedazzled and bewitched.

John the Baptist had no fire above his head. The only ones who did
where those in the upper room. It happened only once, and it was
temporary, it had a purpose to show that God sent the Holy Spirit to
dwell in people, it began the Church. Just because some guy named
William has been seen with pictures of a light taken above his head,
this became the convincing proof to the Pentecostal followers. So is
the stigmata, the blood coming from the hands and feet of the
Catholic mystic to the Catholic. Never mind the false doctrine that he
was led into by the angel (of light). Have you seen the light? I don‟t
mean the physical one that traveled with Branham, but the light of
truth of God's Word compared to the deception from this man. If we
accept Branham as genuine, then every person who comes with an
experience and exhibits the supernatural will woo us. Whoever has
the most power and names the name of Christ wins! If we do this we
will have a no more denominations just like Branham wanted, instead
we will see a one world Church.

Realistically the reason we have denominations is because God


teaches people different things and a certain group will see a
particular aspect as their understanding or calling. The
denominational issue is not wrong as long as it does not divide and we
don't lose fellowship over it. Baptists should be able to get along and
work alongside Lutherans and Pentecostals. As long as we are in
agreement in the essential beliefs we should all understand we are in
the same body of Christ. Much like Israel had 12 tribe which all had a
different ministry with the tabernacle yet they were one nation.

We don't have to look to much further to see what he taught is


contrary to what God says. Branham taught that the Word of God was
given in three forms, the Zodiac, the Egyptian pyramids, and the
written scripture.(Al Dager, Vengeance is Ours, Sword, p. 59).

The TRINITY

The fundamental doctrine of the faith was attacked by Branham.

“Why don't you examine your baptism of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
and that false 'trinity' it's so-called...” (William Braham, “Revelation
Chapter 4, #3 (Throne of Mercy and Judgment).

“The Way of a True Prophet,” Branham stated this view as follows:


“Why don‟t you examine your baptism of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
and that false `trinity‟ it‟s so-called, which is nothing in the world but
three offices of one God, titles. No, name of Father, there‟s no such a
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thing as name, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost-Name of the Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost, which is the Lord Jesus Christ.” (In the Days of the
Voice of the 7th Angel, p. 41).

Branham explained, “...not one place in the Bible is trinity ever


mentioned...It's Catholic error and you Protestants bow to it”
(Conduct, Order, Doctrine, Q and A, p. 182).

“Look down on your Bible and see if that says `in the names of...' Does
it? No, sir... It said, `in the NAME...'“ Branham continues further to
explain the distinction, “You see, you misunderstand it then. It's one
God in three dispensations.... And when He said, `Go baptize them in
the Name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit,' it was Jesus Christ.
And that's why we baptize in Jesus' Name.” (Conduct, Order, Doctrine,
pp. 181, 184).

This is fundamental Oneness pentecostal teaching. Branham


essentially denied the nature of God when he said as a prophet “Thus
saith the Lord,” trinitarianism is of the Devil” (Footprints, p. 606).
Denying the very nature of God in even a greater way than he
confused and denied Christ was eternal. This is serious because for
one to claim to be a trie prophet they must have the nature of God
correctly explained or God will not use them. Yet he called the
trinity “gross error” (The Spoken Word, p. 79)

Branham's book “Conduct, Order, Doctrine of the Church,” (1189


pages) the “First thing is to straighten out you on your 'trinity' Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit.” God is like a three-foot rule... The first twelve
inches was God, the Father; the second twelve inches, God, the Son,
the same God; the third twelve inches was God, the Holy Ghost, the
same God,” (pp.182 and 184). Seems to be a influence of his
pyramidolgy. “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is offices of one God. He
was the Father; He was the Son; He is the Holy Spirit. It's three offices
in three dispensations, the Fatherhood, the Sonship, and the Holy
Ghost dispensation. But Father, Son, and Holy Ghost has one name,
the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Conduct, Order, Doctrine, p.392).

“How can three persons be in one God? Not only is there no Bible for it
but it shows even a lack of intelligent reasoning. Three distinct
persons, though identical substance, make three gods, or language
has lost its meaning entirely. God--- He has three offices or - --a
threefold manifestation --- of the One Person, Jesus.” This trinity (an
absolutely unscriptural word) was based -upon many gods of Rome.
The polytheistic religion of the enemy began with the Trinitarian
doctrine - - - Our modern theologians - -- duped by Satan still believe
in three persons in the Godhead.” (W. M. Branham, An Exposition of
the Seven Churches, pgs. 18-21,184).
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“So, you see, Jesus was God. He was not no third person, fourth
person, second-person; He was Person. He was God, see. He was God
Emmanuel. God came down from His glory, revealed Himself . . ." (The
Revelation of the Seven Seals p.89) This should be enough proof
Branham was indeed Oneness and an embarrassment to them in his
teachings also.

This God Branham said “ lived alone. And in him was attributes. What
is an attribute? A thought.” (The Spoken Word, Vol. III, pg. 79) and
this thought who is God was also flesh “Now, we find, God all ages
has had skin on It. See? (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US,
p.20)

The Bible says God is spirit, meaning that is his nature. To say God
always had SKIN MAKES HIM A MAN BEFORE HIS INCARNATION. If
he always was a man then this denies the one incarnation fulfilled in
the New Testament. One cannot excuse this as only one false
statement, as he has supported it with others. Nor can one excuse
this because he said other things that are right. This is a qualifying
statement that cannot be overlooked; because it deals with a core
doctrine the nature of God. God is Spirit and did not always have
flesh, He took up flesh the first time at the incarnation.

And he said, “A word is thought expressed. In the beginning He wasn‟t


even God.” (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.11) Confused
would be an accurate summation of his explanations of God's nature.

What was He before he was God? The Bible says God ALWAYS was
God, He is unchangeable.

God's nature explained further ( a denial of the tri-unity and


adhering to modalism)

In explaining how God is seen by people.“ It could be-cannot be seen,


but yet, we know that it's there. And when He changed His form of the
en morphe, which means that He changed from supernatural to
natural ... and He just changed His mask.”

“And otherwise, it's like a drama; He was acting. In-in the Greek when
they would change their mask, maybe one play one player might've
acted in several different parts. And my-” daughter (present here) ...
They just had at the high school a-a drama. And they-one boy, that I
knowed, played about four parts, but he would go behind the stage
and change his- his mask in order to come out to impersonate
another character”( THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.6 ,
June 29, 1964, Philadelphia Penn. Vol.3 no.22)
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“Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is offices of one God. He was the Father;
He was the Son; He is the Holy Ghost. It's three offices or three
dispensations,...” (Conduct, Order, Doctrine, p. 392).

“Father, Son, and Holy Ghost has one name, the Lord Jesus Christ”
(Conduct, Order, Doctrine, p.392).

Really find the Son call the Father Jesus. Its not there.

“Then we find, after His death, burial, and resurrection. He came on


the day of Pentecost as Son of God-God, the Spirit, in the form, Holy
Ghost. What was He doing? He was changing Himself, making Himself
known to His people in a different form. Like the Holy Spirit, which is
God, He came to deal through the church ages as Son of God, the
Holy Spirit.”( THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.9)

He Denied the personality of the Holy Spirit as well. 'The Holy Spirit is
the 'Word-Manifested Thought” (W. M. Branham, An Exposition of the
Seven Church Ages, p. 155).

Branham followers don't like it but it is obvious that Branham taught


what is called modalism.

“What is God? God is a great Eternal. At the beginning, way back


before there was a beginning, he wasn't even God. Did you know that?
A god is an object of worship, and there wasn't nothing to worship
him; He lived alone. And in him was attributes. What is an attribute?
A thought.” (The Spoken Word, Vol. III, pg. 79)

So God, Branham's God needed to be worshipped or he is not God


(this is also said by a certain Mormon). There goes the eternal God.
And what is he- a thought. We should think about that.

Baptism in Jesus Name

William Branham insisted that “believers baptized by a Trinitarian


formula must be rebaptized in the name of Jesus only.” (Burgess and
McGee, Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, 95-96)

“Show me one place where God ever had anybody baptized in the
name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Find those things. And yet we
constantly do them.” “You show me one place where one person was
baptized in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, I'll raise my
hands and say I'm a false prophet.” “... I challenge anybody to show
me one place where anybody was ever baptized in the name of Father,
Son, Holy Ghost.
Now, are you going to listen to false prophecy or the truth? Search the
Scriptures. It's up to you.”
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“But no one in the Scripture was ever baptized in any other way but
the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And those who were baptized was
commanded by St. Paul who said, "If an angel preached anything else
let him be accursed," commanded to them to come and be rebaptized
again in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Problem is baptism is not
the gospel, Jesus death and resurrection is. So his argument is mute.
(William Branham The Serpent's Seed September 28, 1958 Branham
Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana)

Branham thought he could change the Bible because he was more


than a reformer but a prophet, the last one. “This last messenger of
the last church age-is ..not a reformer, he is a PROPHET! He is not a
reformer! Show me where one prophet ever started a church age! He is
not a reformer, he is a prophet! Others were reformers but not
prophets. If they would have been-the ward of the .Lord comes to the
prophet, that is the reason they continued on in the baptism in
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and all these other things because they
were reformers and not prophets.” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals
p.145)

Manifest Sons of God Teaching

William Branham believed in the manifest sons of God doctrine, this


became a main heresy of the Latter Rain movement, he claimed he too
was a” god manifested in the flesh.” (not the God) He said: “When I
told this to a man the other day, when this piece had come out about
this man being healed, this same minister said, “They make a god out
of you, Brother Branham.”

Well, he was a critic,... I said, “Is that too far from the Scripture to be
that?” See? I said, “No, it isn't.” I said, “Because Jesus called prophets
gods.” See? That's right. God ... And they say, “Well, you people try to
take the place of God.”

“That's not too far out; that's exactly what it is. That's exactly! God
manifested in flesh, just as He promised.” (THE MIGHTY GOD
UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.20)

“In them days it was God in a man, His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe
that. Not just a prophet, not just an ordinary man, ordinary human, It
was God In Christ, God, in a man, the fullness of the Godhead bodily
In a man. God, in a man; now, it's God in men. See? The fullness of
God in the Godhead bodily in His entire Church, manifesting Himself,
fullfilling His Word.” (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.20
).

Here is the Latter Rain teachings in Branham's theology. We have a


manifest Sons of God teaching in the Latter Rain, that is clearly
unbiblical. The Church is not God nor the fullness of God, nor is any
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one person have God in them as Jesus did. This denies the
uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son because it makes
the Church on equality with him as many sons with the same nature.

Distortions on the Nature of God

“Now, we find, God all ages has had skin on It. See? God has been hid
behind a veil. (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US, p.20)

“And we find out here that God has always had skin on Him. When Moses
seen Him, He had skin on Him; He looked like a man. When God was behind
the curtains, He had skin on Him. And God, tonight, in His Church is veiled
in His Church with skin on Him. He's still the same God tonight. We find
that.

But now, as ever, the skin veil is what catches the traditions. They just can't
believe that that's God making them people act like that, See? It's because
God's veiled in His Church, in skin-skin on It. That's right. He's hid from the
unbeliever, and revealed to the believer. Yes, sir!

Now, when their tradition veil is--of-of traditions of the elders and the Word
is broke through (oh, of course, today), then comes in plain view, we see
Him, Deity again veiled in human flesh. Hebrews 1 said so, and also Genesis
18. You remember God was a man, standing there eating and talking with
Abraham, and told what Sarah was doing in the tent behind It. And Jesus
said, “As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be at the coming of the Son
of man,” Deity veiled again in human flesh. (THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED
BEFORE US, p.21)

WORD FAITH Teaching

He was meditating on the Scripture, “If Ye say unto this mountain, be thou
removed and cast into the sea...” He was thinking how he had never
preached on that text, but thought also how is it in the Word.

“Now, Adam could say, “Let this mountain here be moved over there,”
and it would do it. Adam could say, “Let this tree, here, be plucked up and
planted over here”; it would do it, see, for he had complete, supreme control,
as a minor god under God, our Father, because he was a son of God.”(The
Revelation of the Seven Seals p.83) Now we know where Benny Hinn was
inspired to say Adam could fly.

“(On that side he's a son of God-he's an offspring from God. He's an
inheritance of the earth. He can control nature. He can speak into existence.
Why, he's a creator himself. He's an offspring of God. “(Ibid p.62)

Just as these thoughts went through his mind, a Voice spoke to him and
said, “What do you want now? Say it and you can have it.” The Voice
repeated, “What do you want now? Say it and you can have it.” he answered,
“I'd like to have three squirrels.”( In August 1964, Branham, related these
details to Pearry Green. Sidney Jackson”“A young lady who was born with
her eyes crossed and who was attending Bible School in Fort Wayne during
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the meeting there said to Mrs. Bosworth who was back at the book stand, “I
can't see how I can ever get into that healing line, there are so many.” Mrs.
Bosworth said to her, “You won't need to. You just sit back here and ask
God to lift your faith to the healing level, and you will pull from the gift the
healing virtue.” It is said Branham felt a steady pull of faith from the
audience, he felt the pull of faith. “All this is non- biblical, our faith is toward
God and not felt, faith means to believe and trust.

“Brother Branham, my two sons are not saved. That is what I want. May
they be saved?” He said, “I give you your two sons in the name of the Lord.”
Those boys who before had been laughing and jesting as boys do. They who
had no thought of turning to God, nor any desire to serve Him, suddenly
turned pale. God's Spirit came upon them in soul shaking dynamism and
they cried out and fell down in repentance before the Lord. “(Gods gift to
sister Hattie)

“Ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, then ask what you will and it
shall be given to you." Where's the Church standing at? "Let there be frogs,"
and there wasn't a frog in the country. In an hour's time, they were ten feet
deep in places. What was it? It was God, the Creator, hiding Himself in a
simple man.

Now, I want to ask you something. If the blood of a bull or a goat be used for
a bleach, which can only cover, could put a man in position to speak the
creative Word of God and bring flies into existence, why would you stumble
at the Bleach of Jesus Christ's Blood Who could speak a squirrel or
something into existence?

Don't you do it! Don't stumble over simplicity. Believe that He still remains
God. Oh, my! Pardon the sin. Oh, how .I wish I could . . . Then, Mark 11:22:
"”You say to this mountain 'be moved' and don't doubt in your heart, but
believe t hat what you've said will come to pass, you can have what you
said.” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals. p.64)

Serpent's Seed Teaching

Branham taught that Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) was sexual
sin. According to Branham, Eve was seduced into a sexual relationship with
the serpent and became impregnated with her son Cain. He explained, “Here
is what actually happened in the Garden of Eden. The Word says that Eve
was beguiled by the serpent. She was actually seduced by the serpent. He
was as close to being a human that his seed could, and did mingle with that
of the woman and cause her to conceive.” (The Original Sin, pp. 2, 3).

Since THREE sons were born from TWO acts of Adam, You know
POSITIVELY that ONE of those three WAS NOT the son of Adam - - - The
truth of the matter is that eve had two sons in her womb TWO sons (twins)
from separate impregnation's. She was carrying twins, with Cain's
conception sometime previous to that of Abel's.” (W. M. Branham, An
Exposition of The Seven Church Ages, pp. 98, 100-101).

William Branham said that Eve's sin involved sexual relations with the
serpent, but the “seed of God” were Branham's followers, otherwise known
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as “the Bride” or “the New Breed” (The Toronto Blessing, Stephen Sizer,
1990).

The serpent's seed was Cain and all his descendants. They are predestined
for Hell. The Godly seed is Seth and his descendants who have been revealed
by their call to Branham's ministry. A third group, represented by those still
in denominational churches have freewill to choose Heaven or Hell. The
Godly seed are the Bride of Christ and will be raptured before Tribulation.
Denominations are or eventually will be the Mark of the Beast and those
who remain therein will go through the Tribulation. (Dictionary of
Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 96).

“Here is what actually happened in the Garden of Eden. The Word says that
Eve was beguiled by the serpent. She was actually seduced by the serpent.
He was as close to being a human that his seed could, and did mingle with
that of the woman and cause her to conceive” (William Branham, The
Original Sin, pp. 2, 3)

“Eve‟s eating was adultery with the serpent, Proverbs 30:20. Remember, he
was not a snake at this point. That curse came after the act. ... It was not an
apple that caused Adam and Eve to realize they were naked. But it was a sex
act. ... The serpent was an upright handsome creature. He was, in fact, `the
missing link‟ that science even in their unspiritual wisdom, can see is
missing `between man and monkey.‟ ... Satan used this creature to get
himself into the Human race.” (Was it an Apple? (Lima, Oh: Bible Believers of
Lima).

21-3 The serpent is that missing person between the chimpanzee and
the man, 'cause, listen, notice this now, that the serpent was not a
reptile. 23-4 What did he do? He begin making love to Eve. And he
lived with her as a husband. And she saw it was pleasant, so she went
and told her husband; but she was already pregnant by Satan. And
she brought forth her first son whose name was Cain, the son of
Satan.” Now, this serpent, when he stood there... This great big giant
of a fellow stood up there. He was guilty of committing adultery with
Adam's wife. Where's sin lay today? What makes things the way they
are today?

Go read your Bibles to see if this is how it happened.

27-3 Now, Noah and his sons which come out, Ham, Shem, and Japheth,
come out in the righteous line. How did the seed ever get over? The seed
come over in the ark, just like it did in the beginning through the woman,
their wives. They carried the seed of Satan through the ark, just as Eve
packed the seed of Satan to give birth to Cain, through the woman. (William
Branham The Serpent's Seed delivered Sunday evening, September 28th
1958 at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.)

The Bible says, “Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain,
and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. (Ge.4:1) He did not say I have
gotten a man from Satan, who would know Adam or Branham?
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Distorted View of Women

Branham' had a distorted view of woman because of his father which may
have led him to misunderstand what occurred in the garden. About his
fathers constant comraderie with young woman he stated, “I...This was my
remarked then, THEY'RE NOT WORTH A GOOD CLEAN BULLET TO KILL
THEM WITH IT.' That's right. And I hated women. That's right. And I just
have to watch every move now, to keep from still thinking the same thing.”
(William M. Branham, 'My Life Story' , p.27 (Spoken Word Publications,
undated).

This animosity could have been responsible for his “revelation” that allowed
for divorce. ( 'All Things Are Possible', p.162)

As well as his fifth vision which he blamed the moral problem of our age,
mostly around women. “God showed me that women began to be out 'of their
place with the granting of the vote. Then they cut off their hair,” The lord
never told believers to obey his law.

The Zodiac and Pyramids

He thought “The streets of gold have been paved. The gates of gigantic pearls
are raised and hinged. Like a pyramid she stands so fair and glorious.”(the
Last warning)

Branham taught that the Word of God was given in three forms, the zodiac,
the Egyptian pyramids, and the written scripture.”(Al Dager, Vengeance is
Ours, P. 59)

The idea that the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt was constructed by Enoch
as a memorial to God ( All Things Are Possible, p. 162).

Kurt Koch wrote: “...Branharm's parents believed in fortune telling and he


was burdened through occultism at an early age.” Branham, has a pyramid
shaped tombstone. So he was very much influenced by paganism

Branham said the ZODIAC AND THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS were equal to
the Scriptures in the revelation of God's word. he has a pyramid shaped
tombstone in Indiana. (William M. Branham, Adoption (Jeffersonville, IN:
Spoken Word Publications), pp. 31,104)

The names of the churches superimposed over the men's names in the
following order: Ephesian-Paul ; Smyrnea-Ireneaus ; Pergamean-Martin ;
Thyatirean-Columba ; Sardisean-Luther; Philadelphia-Wesley; Laodicean-
Branham (well named since he represents this church age perfectly with
being a false prophet of the church) I find it somewhat interesting to assign
men to each church when the bible does not, and then to put oneself in the
book of Revelation like this is boasting.

William Branham believed in three bibles. He claimed that in addition to the


written bible that we all know, there are two others: “The first one, he put in
the sky, the Zodiac…he made the next one in the pyramid, back in the days
of enoch…(Robert Livesay, Understanding deception, new wine press 1989)
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This is pure occultism people involved in esoterism and theosophy have


believed this long before Branham.

No Hell

Satan - - awaits his 'time of eternal annihilation - We believe that he will


absolutely be done completely away and annihilated. ---Is the lake of fire hell
Eternal? No, sir. No, sir Anything that was created is not Eternal --- If
anybody ever tells you that you're going to burn in an Eternal hell, I want
the scripture for it -- it was created for that to destroy.”

Everlasting; does not compare with what is eternal or that which had no
beginning or end everlasting means “to the vanishing point.” Destruction-- in
II Thess.1:9 -Positively mean annihilation - - to destroy to the ending point.
His body he uses as the antichrist gets destroyed but not his spirit as the
book of Rev. 20 tells us he is incarcerated alive for the 1,000 year period in
the bottomless pit.

Now don't let anyone say that I don't believe in a lake of fire and in
punishment. I do. I don't know how long it will last, but it will eventually be
removed. In Rev.21:8, it says that at those sinners mentioned will have their
part in the lake of fire. But the true interpretation of the word is not 'part'
but it is 'time'.” (W. M. Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, pp. 28,
48; W. M. Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, pp. 134-135).

Here Branham changes the words of the book of Revelation with no


equivocation. No TRUE prophet would change the words of Scripture. The
Greek word is meros- a part due or assigned to one lot, destiny a measure,
to some degree, as respects a part, severally, individually. It has no time
limit.

'Copies of sermon tapes and transcripts of his sermons have been


reproduced and are circulated by several ministries, primarily Spoken Word
Publications and The Voice of God, both in Jeffersonville, Indiana.... Pastors
of independent churches have an informal fellowship which circulates not
only Branham's works, but the writings and tapes of others who follow his
emphasis. Branham's son Billy Paul Branham heads the Rev. William
Branham Evangelistic Campaigns centered in Branham Tabernacle in
Jeffersonville. Other leaders associated with Branham's ministry include
Raymond Jackson of Faith Assembly Church, Jeffersonville, Indiana; Ed
Byshal of Bible Believers Inc. in Blaine, Washington and William, M.,
Podaras of the Tabernacle of God in Gastonia, North Carolina. Besides
support from across North America, followers can be found in Australia, New
Zealand, and India'. (from “The Encyclopedia of American Religions” G.
Melton)

To visit Branham/s official website at www.biblebelievers.org

There are many unofficial sites with enough audio to listen to that
proves all this and more.
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William Branham said of himself “it will take a prophet to get the
revelation because God has no other way of bringing out His
Scriptural revelations except by a prophet. The Word always came by
a prophet and always will. That this is the law of God is evident by
even a casual search of Scripture.” (Rev. William Marrion Branham
excerpt from Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages)

The mistake of the Branhamites is Branham's as well. 2 Chron. 20:20


“Believe in the Lord your God, shall ye be established; believe His
Prophets, so shall ye prosper.” The Word always has and always will
come to the prophet first and then to his people.” This is not how the
New Testament operates with the believers. We are given the Holy
Spirit to make us all wise in what Jesus said, not in another prophets
words. This was the abuse which became the failure of the Latter Rain
Movement. What they have to do is run to the old covenant to prove
their point that Branham taught about himself. They like Branham,
neglect to understand that this was changed by the God himself,
Jesus.

THE BIBLE Heb.1:1-2: “God, who at various times and in various


ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these
last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of
all things, through whom also He made the worlds.”

To avoid this some claim that Branham was not part of the New
Testament 5 fold ministry (of apostles/ prophets) and was like an Old
Testament prophet. Jesus made it clear “For all the prophets and the
law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to receive it, he is
Elijah who is to come” (Matt. 11:13-14; Luke 16:16). In other words,
the line of the Old Testament prophets were finished with John. Even
if one were to entertain they continued; it certainly was brought to a
close with the New Covenant made at the cross. So none of these
arguments hold up to how Scripture uses these terms. Then there is
also Branham's fanciful self claim of coming the spirit of (prophet)
Elijah without the qualification of being Jewish, nor being in Israel.
For it was John that Jesus said came in the spirit of Elijah making
this qualification apparent to all who want to see what the Scripture
actually means (Mt.1:2-4).

John the Baptist being a forerunner of Christ was alive as He


introduced Christ to the people. Branham claimed to be the
forerunner of the Second Advent of Christ but the difference
is that it is still 40 years later since he died and Christ has not come.
A whole generation that would be part of the forerunner has come and
gone proving he was not fulfilling this office.

One of the Branham's statements was “In the last day NOT Many will
be following the TRUE Prophet but Millions will be following the False
prophets.” Well said, since the bible never says to follow a prophet,
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including a true one, but to follow Jesus by the one he sent, the Holy
Spirit. So if anyone is following any prophet they are following a false
one! Yet this contradicts his own statement of himself. Jude tells us to
remember the apostles writings, who were the prophets not look to
new ones.

Jesus said in John 6:45: “It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall
all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned
from the Father comes to Me.” Jesus did not point to a prophet, the
prophets point to him. And those who receive him as savior and are
given the Holy Spirit to learn of Him and His word. We are all taught
by God and do not need to rely on those who claim to be in the role of
an Old Testament prophet.

Branham “gained popularity through his teachings on what he called


“God‟s Seventh Church Age,” which would be the final move of God
before the manifestation of His Kingdom on earth. Branham based
this teaching on his interpretation of Joel 2:23, which speaks of the
Latter Rain on God‟s blessings upon Israel, and applied this latter
Rain to the neo-Pentecostal move of his day. He taught that God‟s
promise to restore what the locust, cankerworm, caterpillar, and
palmerworm had eaten would be the restoration of the Church out of
denominationalism, which he equated with the Mark of the Beast.
[Branham believed that some humans are descended from the
serpent‟s seed and are destined for hell, which is not eternal, however.
The seed of God, i.e., those who receive Branham‟s teaching, are
predestined to become the Bride of Christ. There are still others who
possess free will and who may be saved out of the denominational
churches, but they must suffer through the Great Tribulation. He
considered denominationalism a mark of the Beast (Rev. 13:17).
(Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, pp. 95,96)

The Last Warning

THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE

“This is the end. For seven out of seven ages, I have seen nothing but
men esteeming their own word above Mine. So at the end of this age I
am spuing you out of my mouth. It is all over. (speaking for Jesus) I
am going to speak all right. Yes, I am 'here in the midst of the Church.
The Amen of God, faithful and true will reveal Himself and it will BE BY
MY PROPHET.” Oh yes, that is so. Rev. 10:7 “And in the days of the
voice of the seventh messenger, when he shall begin to sound, the
mystery of God should be finished as He hath declared to His servants
the prophets.” There it is. He is sending a vindicated prophet. He is
sending a prophet after almost two thousand years. He is sending
someone who is so far from organization, education, and the world of
religion that as John the Baptist and Elijah of old, He will hear only
from God and he will have “thus saith the Lord” and speak for God.
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He will be God's mouthpiece and HE, AS IT IS DECLARED IN MAL. 4:6,


WILL TURN THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THE FATHERS. ( W.
Branham THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE, p.28)

Interesting that Branham in his Tabernacle Church had a picture of


himself with the pillar of fire behind him on the pulpit. Why would
someone do this? (It reminds me of Elizabeth C. Prophets poster of the I
Am presence behind her as well)

Branham made the claim that the angels to the churches (in the book
of Revelation) were actually men who appeared at various times
throughout church history, bringing new revelation to lead the church
into progressive revelation. (This progression is actually engraved on
his pyramid tombstone). There is absolutely no biblical reason to come
to this conclusion unless you wanted to be one of the angels.

Question? Are angels men or do they appear as men when they show
themselves? Acts 5:19 was this a man who opened the prison? Acts
8:26 was this a man who told Philip to meet the eunuch? Acts 11
when Peter was instructed by an angel, was this a man? Acts 12 when
Peter was delivered, was it a man or a angel from heaven?

When Paul warns in Gal 1:6-9 about an angel with another gospel is it
about a man from heaven. So why are these angels of the Churches in
the book of Revelation men?

Branham's concept was that each age had a living messenger and that
he was the last one. Ephesian-Paul; Smyrnea-Ireneaus; Pergamean-
Martin; Thyatirean-Columba; Sardisean-Luther; Philadelphia-Wesley;
Laodicean-Branham (well named since he represents this church age
in apostasy) these are superimposed over his tombstone which is in
the shape of a pyramid. It seems he understood the significance of the
pyramid from the revelation of an angel who Gave The Commission:
“Return back to Jeffersonville. The Seven Seals Of The Seven Mysteries
Will Be Opened. One by One WE Will Bring The Message.” This
obviously refers to angels (7 of them) not angel (singular). This become
significant in understanding Branham's revelation. “Once more God
will reveal the truth as He did to Paul. In the days of the seventh
messenger, in the days of the Laodicean Age, it's messenger will reveal
the mysteries of God (Rev. 10:7) as revealed to Paul.” Branham had
consistently put himself on equal par with Paul who wrote the
majority of the New Testament as well as John the apostle. So if he
taught anything false he would have to be rejected on the basis of
what Paul said in Gal.1:6-9 if even he came back with another gospel
or an angel from God did let them be accursed.
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William Branham Opens the 7 SEALS

On March 17- 24, 1963 Branham preached “The Seven Seal


Mysteries” of Revelation 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10:1-7. Branham likened his
revelation the Angel that came to Daniel with the Revelation of the
Mystery of God for Israel (Daniel 9:20-23).

During one of these Messages he said... “That's the reason I had to go


West to connect with these Angel's message to come back here to
reveal it to the church.”…this Angel was a noted Angel. He was to my
left in the constellation in a form of a pyramid. And you remember, it
was in the pyramid where the mysterious white rock was not written
on. And the Angels took me into that pyramid of themselves - the
mysteries of God known only to them. And now, they were the
messengers that come to interpret that pyramid or that Message of the
secret of these Seven Seals which lays with inside the pyramid.”

“We find out that during that time I saw seven Angels in a form of a
pyramid that swept down and picked me up. And I was brought east
to open the Seven Seals for God.” (Commission By Seven Mighty
Angels). Just who does this man think he is to open the 7 seals. The
mysteries of God are not known to the angels, they are sealed to men
and angels. Look what John has to say about this Rev 5:1-9: “And I
saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written
inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong
angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll
and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or
under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I
wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the
scroll, or to look at it.”

Notice that John says no-one had the right to open the seals or even
look at its content, no one was worthy. Not in heaven or earth. So if
no-one had the ability how did Jesus? Because John is speaking
about no man having the right. But Jesus is not just a man but God
as well. The one who had no sin is allowed who died for us, He alone
is able to loose the seals. Branham certainly does not come in this
category. So whatever angel this was that led him to supposedly do
this is not angel of God because angels of God obey God‟s word.

Now some say that it was Jesus who revealed to Branham the
revelation of the seals. But this is an excuse not to look at what the
Scripture actually says. First, the Bible says this is taking place in
heaven, not on earth. the scroll is taken from the Father's hands who
is sitting on the throne. second important point, the seals are not
open today, it is still future.

“ But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of
the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the
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scroll and to loose its seven seals.” And I looked, and behold, in the
midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst
of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into
all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right
hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the
scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down
before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense,
which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for
You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of
every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”

It is Jesus ALONE who is the only one who is worthy to open the
scroll. Branham is now deceived by the angel into thinking he is
worthy. This is proof this vision and probably others were not of God
but a shrewd deception upon a man who had been given great
influence over the Pentecostal Church. This also was the birth of
many others that would come afterwards claiming to have visions
because of the Latter Rain being poured then and today. Where does
the opening of the 7 seal's occur? In heaven at the throne, not
earth, so not by any stretch of ones imagination is this possible
for Branham to be the one to do this or participate in any way.

In 1960-61 Branham preached a series of Messages on The Seven


Church Ages “ At the conclusion of the series, the Pillar of Fire came
into the Tabernacle and drew the outline of the Ages on the wall
exactly as the Prophet had drawn it on the blackboard.” The only time
I can recall something written on the wall, it was in Babylon and it
wasn't a good thing, it was judgment on those present.

The Messenger of Rev. 10:7 “but in the days of the sounding of the
seventh angel (the SEVENTH MESSENGER), when he is about to
sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His
servants the prophets.”

Branhamite‟s say this verse clearly relates, NOT to a heavenly angel


sounding on a trumpet, but it is the MESSENGER (a man) to the
Laodicean Age speaking the word of God. At the time of Rev. 10:7
the Message is still going out. It is the last days, however. Time will be
no longer delayed. But He is still calling His people unto Himself, but
not for long. Yes, this shows us very clearly that this one we call The
Seventh Angel, is no spirit being. He is a man. He is a MESSENGER,
and since he is the Last Messenger, being the Seventh Messenger, he
is the MESSENGER TO THE LAODICEAN AGE. SURELY WE CAN AND WILL
KNOW HIM AND LISTEN TO HIM AS ATTENTIVELY AS DID THE EPHESIANS TO
THEIR MESSENGER, PAUL. (clearly presented to be on equality with Paul)
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If these are all men in Rev.10:7 then much of the book of Revelation
becomes distorted as well as other Scriptures. The Churches that
have the seven angels over them were existent at the time of the
writing, that were not future Churches or representative of Church
ages. Certainly not with the Schematic that Branham invented. Not to
limit us to a historical interpretation of this only, we can concede that
these Churches are examples of Churches throughout all ages and
that all 7 can exist even today in type. But How could each age have a
messenger if there are only 7, this would mean that each one had to
live an enormous amount of time for each age, like 250 years each. Or
maybe there was one that lived a thousand years, at any rate this is
not consistent with what Branham taught. However to unlock the
misinterpretations of Branham and his followers we need to go back to
the beginning of the Revelation to John to understand it correctly.

Rev 1:1: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show
His servants-- things which must shortly take place. And He sent and
signified it by His angel to His servant John.”

Question? Was this a man sent to John to reveal the things to shortly
take place? If this isn't a man then why should we interpret the other
angels as men? V.4 “to the 7 Churches that ARE in Asia.” They all
existed then it has nothing to do with America, except in type. Then
John writes of the 7 spirits before the throne.

Rev 2:1: “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things
says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the
midst of the seven golden lampstands:” Nowhere does this hint this
was Paul. He had already finished his race and was resting with the
other saints in heaven so this is an impossibility. The apostle Paul did
not start this Church alone but many others, no one apostle was over
a single Church, they called themselves fellow elders. Besides he never
personally referred himself to be an angel over this church. The New
Testament teaches a plurality in leadership so this seems to favor
Jesus speaking to an angel instead of a man. Whenever stars are
used symbolically it is of angels.

The words spoken by Jesus are given directly to John and then to
each angel of the Church. These words are written down. So there are
no “other words” to be added by men calling themselves these angels,
this becomes our Scripture.

Rev 7:2: “ Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having
the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four
angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea.” This
one is taken by Felix Manalo who started Iglesia ni Cristo before
Branham made up his lineage. Both are wrong since the angel comes
from heaven as do all angels. No angel ever had his origin on earth
unless one wants to concede to some type of reincarnation.
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Before we go further we need to note that the Greek distinguishes two


slightly different words from the same root used of messenger,
angellos and angellon. Angellon a derivative of angellos and is used
exclusively of John the Baptist. Angelos is “a messenger” (from
angello, “to deliver a message”), who can be sent by God, by man or by
Satan.” There are other derivatives angelou, angelos-all are used of
angels. I‟m not a Greek scholar to discern the fine differences of the
tenses and verbs but I point this out to note that there are some
differences at times.

Rev 8:3: “Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood
at the altar. And he was given much incense, that he should offer it
with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was
before the throne.”

Rev 8:7: “The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled
with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees
were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”

Rev 9:1: “Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star (angel) fallen
from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless
pit.” Can a man receive the key to the bottomless pit? (this would be
Luther)

Rev 9:14-15: “saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release
the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” So the
four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month
and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.” If the 6th angel is
man why not the other angels who kill a third of mankind. Since this
has not occurred then the argument for the 6th angel who would be
Wesley according to Branham would have already killed a third of
mankind. Of course this is nonsense since Revelation's sequence of
events is rapid within a span of years not almost 2 thousand.

In Rev.12:9 the Devil and his angels are cast out of heaven to earth,
certainly there is no disputing these are fallen spirit creatures.

In Rev 15:8: “The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God
and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the
seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.” The 7th angel is
among the others in the heavenly temple.

Rev 16:16-17: “And they gathered them together to the place called in
Hebrew, Armageddon. Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl
into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from
the throne, saying, “It is done!” notice this 7th angel is present at
Armageddon which has not occurred and pours out judgment, hardly
fitting for Branham. No man is the 7th angel of Revelation. (One can
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wonder if these are the same 7 angels over the Churches as there is
no introduction to them starting in revelation 8)

Rev 10:1: “I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven,
clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like
the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.” Here it shows that the angels
descend from heaven like we have seen previously.

This is the same angel of Rev. 10:7: “but in the days of the sounding
of the seventh angel. The mystery of God is finished.” Ask yourself,
has this mystery been completed? Branham thought so, since he was
supposed to be that angel. But it is not about who the angel is, but
the mystery of God. The Scripture defines what a mystery is, and
there are a number of them.

The word “mystery” is used in the New Testament 28 times. Once in


each of the Synoptic Gospels. Paul is the major user of the word and it
is found 21 times in his writings, it is used by John also 4 times in the
Book of Revelation.

Paul wrote Romans 16:25-26, of the revelation of the mystery of the


Gospel now revealed. He said behold I show you a mystery 1 Cor.1:52.
There is the mystery of iniquity in 2 Thess.2. The mystery of the body
of Christ Eph.3:1-12. The mystery of Christ in you Col.1:24-29.

The mystery of the 7 stars and seven lampstands Rev.1:20 the


mystery of the seven stars and seven golden lampstand involve the
Church. Rev.1:20 tells us two things. First, the seven stars are the
angels of the seven churches. Whenever the word “stars” is used
symbolically, it refers to angels. This was used in the Old Testament,
so it is a mystery (Job 38:7) revealed. According to some scholars and
the Scripture each local Church has a guardian angel. The second
point in verse 20 is that the seven lampstands are seven churches.
The mystery here is that the seven individual lampstands symbolize
the seven local churches, which are symbolic of the whole of the
Church. Not just in the ages, but as a representation. Because Rev.1:4
said they already existed in Asia at the time. So the letters written to
the churches were written in John's time. Even if one opts for the view
of these angels being pastors over the Church, it was written in the
past before Branham was born.

Branhamite's believe the Seventh Age Messenger receiving special


revelation is found in Rev. 10, we will look to this section as a key to
his identity. According to Rev.10:1-3 a certain part of the Book of
Revelation is unwritten, for John heard the Voices of the Seven
Thunders but was forbidden to write what he heard. The Scripture
says, “And I saw another Mighty Angel come down from heaven,
clothed with a cloud; And a rainbow was upon His head, and His face
was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire: And He had in
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His hand a little book open; and He set His right foot upon the sea,
and His left foot on the earth, and cried with a loud voice, as when a
lion roareth; and when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their
voices.” Notice the 7th angel (messenger) comes down from heaven,
as all angels do, not earth.

Has the content of those seven voices been revealed. What these Seven
Voices said was not written, we are told not to “add to” or “take away”
from what's written in the Word.

John eats the little book given to him by the angel and is to prophesy
again. And in chapter 11the two witnesses ministry to Israel is
explained. So it is either 'a revelation' of something that has been
written but is presently hidden from our eyes. At present they are
sealed up just as Daniel was told to seal up the prophecy until the
time of the end. They are still a mystery to us today. But it is written
in Revelation 10:7 that ALL Mysteries will be finished at this time.
The question is when? If what Branham is saying is true, than we
have passed through the worst time period in history without hardly
being uncomfortable. Branham states” that with the SIXTH trumpet
the terrible woes that come upon the earth in judgment. “ Remember
Jesus said of the tribulation it would be the time of Jacobs troubles
unlike any other time. If one reads all the Scripture relating to this
time period we can unequivocally state we have not experienced it.
The “Fullness of the Gentiles” has not come in, nor have the sealing of
the 144,000 or all the judgments that proceed Rev.10., all of this
makes him hardly an accurate prophet!

Branham had also stated “ At the sounding of the Seventh Church


Age, the last church age, all the loose ends that through these church
ages have been probed at, will be wound up together. And when the
Seals are broken and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel,
the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the
sea with a rainbow over His head. Now remember this Seventh angel
is on the earth at the time of this coming. (The Revelation of the Seven
Seals p.74)

This should be enough proof that Branham was not the 7th angel as
he thought, because Christ has not come when he was on the earth.

We are not to look for new prophets but to the prophets of old whose
writings we have. How do we know this. Look at what Peter says. 2 Pet
3:2: “that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before
by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of
the Lord and Savior.”

Even John who wrote the Revelation writes in Rev 22:6: “Then he said
to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the
holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which
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must shortly take place.” This was to the apostles, last of all John.
The angel speaks to John saying Rev 22:9: “ For I am your fellow
servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the
words of this book. Worship God.” Look at what the messenger says
Keep the words of this book, not look for another messengers words.

SENT BY WHOM?

Paul was a prophet who brought the Word direct from God to the
people. He was an Apostle for he took the Word of God to the people.
Gal. 1:12: “Neither was I taught it (the Word) but by the revelation of
Jesus Christ.” He called himself an “Apostle” or “sent one” because he
was chosen by Christ seeing the risen Lord. Branham puts himself on
this equality but instead by an angelic visitors commission. This is not
unlike Joseph Smith who started a new false religion by a powerful
impersonator. Had he lived he too may have exhibited great powers as
well. Actually Smith and Brigham Young may have been welcomed
into the Church today for their prophesying. Paul was an apostle
because he saw the risen Christ and he was commissioned to write it
down as Scripture being taught by Christ, hardly relative to
Branham's story of being taught by an angel.

During his healing services “Branham would often fall into a trance
then his angel would work through him. He was asked once if the
healings were done by the Holy Spirit, Branham replied, “No, my angel
does it.” (Kurt Koch, 'Occult Bondage and Deliverance', p.5, 1972)

“Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel
of the Lord moves down, it becomes then a Voice of God to you...But I
am God's Voice to you... Now, see, I can say nothing in myself. But
what He shows me” (William Branham, Footprints On The Sands Of
Time, p. 214)

Did not Jesus say for us to continue in God's word? Here Branham
speaks for God by an angel who gave him some very different things to
say.

1 Cor. 14:32-33: “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the
prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all
the churches of the saints.” Any current person who claims to speak
prophetically is subject to scrutiny of the former prophets writings
and those who have the gift as well. God is not the author of confusion
he will not speak one way then and speak another way to someone
else. Branham clearly said it was an angel who speaks to him and
does the healing which puts him outside the Scriptural. Amazingly
those who move in the “power of the Spirit” don't seem to care what
the origin of his power was. This is why I believe Branham was key
player in the new Pentecostalism of today's of power displays. He is
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also one who moved a whole segment of the Church over the line to be
prepared for deception.

Just Another False prophet

Ern Baxter, who ministered with Branham for four to eight months
every year from 1947 until 1953, said that he never saw his
discernment miss once. Whenever Ern Baxter was given a card
containing information on the individual's medical history, Branham
was able, in every case to correctly diagnose the disease without ever
knowing what was on the card in Baxters hand.” (20th-CENTURY
REVIVAL MOVEMENTS R. Riss)

Deut.13 tells us even if one is 100% correct if they lead you after other
Gods (or a different view of God changing him to another) we are to
separate from them. But our concern is not whether he was absolutely
accurate, because he was not.

“ See, immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be
cleansed by hate and the wicked burned to ashes. Of course, this did
NOT happen at the time of John (the Elijah for his day.)… .” (THE
MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE, p.13) Branham believed himself to be
THIS Elijah, the earth was not cleansed nor the wicked burned with
his coming, Branhamite's ignore this.

The greatest of his revelations for the end time came when
Branham was when he was waiting to speak in a Masonic hall (on
Meggs Avenue in Jeffersonville) and God revealed 7 future events, the
last was to occur in 1977. What was he doing in a Masonic Hall is a
good question to ask. Masons hold Christ in disrepute. Why did he
have a pyramid over his grave? Who was the angel with no name that
came to him his whole life? So many questions and so little answers.

In the Laodicean age Branham states “As a servant of God who has
had multitudes of visions of which NONE has ever failed let me predict
(I did not say Prophesy, but PREDICT).” That this age will, end around
1977 …, I base this prediction on seven major continuous visions
that came to me one Sunday morning in June, 1933. The Lord Jesus
spoke to me and said that the coming of the Lord was drawing nigh,
but that before He came, seven major events would transpire.” This
was obviously after he heard the voice speak at the baptism. He was
extremely deceived by these signs from the beginning, even as a
Baptist.

1. The first vision was that Mussolini would invade Ethiopia and
that nation would “fall at his steps.”
2. An Austrian by the name of Adolph Hitler would rise up as
dictator over Germany
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3. There would be three great ISMS. Fascism, Nazism,


Communism, but that the first two would he swallowed up into
the third. The voice admonished to -WATCH RUSSIA, WATCH
RUSSIA. Keep your eye on the king of the North.”
4. Great advances in science that would come after the second
world war. It was headed up in the vision of a plastic bubble
topped car that was running down beautiful highways under
remote control so that people appeared seated in this car
without a steering wheel
5. The fifth vision had to do with the moral problem of our age,
centering mostly around women. God showed me that women
began to be out 'of their place with the granting of the vote.
Then they cut off their hair, which signified that they were no
longer under the authority of a man but insisted on either equal
rights.
6. the sixth vision there arose up in America, a most
beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her
complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the
Roman Catholic church, though I knew it could possibly be a
vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a
popular vote by women.
7. wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I
saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of
America.

He said, “And though many may feel that this is an irresponsible


statement, in view of the fact that Jesus said that 'no man knoweth
the day nor the hour,' I still maintain this prediction after thirty years
because, Jesus DID NOT say no man could know the year, month,
week or day in which His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I
sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along
with divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the-World
systems and usher in the millenium.” (Seven Church Ages Page 322)

He died before he could see the outcome. We see it, he was wrong.

Branhamites like Jehovah's Witnesses say that he said “I predict”, he


did not say “thus saith the Lord” yet he did say, along with divine
inspiration. Lets not forget Branham said “I never preached anything
in my life under inspiration I had to take back, „cause I don‟t depend
on my own understanding.” (Oneness, 2/11/62, V-10, N-2, sermon
page 16-87). So then if one excuses this then they must admit the
other was not inspired either.

We can go to the Bible and see not all the false prophets had said this
phrase for their prophecies or future predictions. When a psychic says
I predict and gets it wrong do we say this is not a false
prophecy because they did not qualify it with “thus saith the Lord!”
How many prophecies have become false without this introduction? I
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would say more than 50%. Despite the semantics of prophesying or


predicting, they both mean the same thing. And he hangs himself by
using it on par with his other prophetic visions. One cannot say part
of this is true to validate this mans ministry, when another part is
false. Branham said it was the Lord who said this and it is a package
prophecy. In other words they were not separated; so if one part did
not come to pass the whole thing is a false prophecy. Yet Branhamites
are a faithful lot, and they will find an excuse for just about anything
said. They argue on about this by saying “look at all the correct
prophecies.” Even a mediocre false prophet can be right half the time.
God's prophets are right ALL the time. And we are told if they are not
right we are not required to listen to them, we should get away from
them no matter how many miracles they produce. ( please refer to
Deut.13 and Deut.18)

“That this age will, end around 1977 …, I base this prediction on
seven major continuous visions that came to me one Sunday morning
in June, 1933. The Lord Jesus spoke to me and said that the coming
of the Lord was drawing nigh, but that before He came, seven major
events would transpire..( W. Branham, THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN
AGE, p.29) He states that the end would come in 1977 and all this
would be fulfilled. [Notice the date of the vision, close to June 11,
1933 that the blazing star with a voice at the baptism spoke ,”As John
the Baptist was sent for the forerunner of the first coming of Christ,
you‟ve got a Message that will bring forth the forerunning of the
Second Coming of Christ.”]

Branhamites claim “ the Millennium is not spoken of as being an


instantaneous happening. Since 1977 God has been “terminating the
world systems” and He is “ushering In the Millennium.” (The
Publishers of The William Branham Home Page). Nonsense! Read Mt.
25 which is a continuation of 24. Without Christ ruling physically on
earth there is no Millennium. There is just too much Scripture to
change to make this what they want it to be and protect their
prophet. Babylon is destroyed in one hour; Rev.19:15 says Christ
comes from heaven and strikes the nations (Isa.11:4) removing the
wicked and He himself rules with a rod of Iron (Ps.2:9 Rev.2:27,12:5).

Branham used the same statements to prove he was a true prophet,


but when one of the statements does not come true, then he was no
longer prophesying-- only predicting. Peter a true prophet disagrees
when he writes 2 Peter 1:20-21 “knowing this first, that no prophecy
of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came
by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by
the Holy Spirit.” If he got his revelation from Scripture then it should
be the truth no matter what you call it.

Branham falsely prophesied: “that by 1977 all denominations would


be consumed by the World Council of Churches under the control of
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the Roman Catholics, that the rapture would take place, and that the
world would be destroyed.” (Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements,
p.96, Burgess and McGee)

Branham spoke to Clayton Sonmore in 1957 that “Beyond 1977 he


saw nothing but “total darkness” for the church world. To Branham
the Laodicean Age ended in 1977 and the True Believer is now living
in the Bride Age which will end with the Rapture of the Bride. The
Believer has now moved beyond Pentecost, into this Age of the
“Opened Word” - Opened Vision Ministry - called the Bride Age.

Well in some respects this is fulfilled but is not a good thing. The
Church is very dark today, it has a growing apostasy and it certainly
practices an 'open word' where it can mean whatever the speaker says
it does. It does have visions which are a dime a dozen; and in my
opinion we can trace it back to Branham's influence that the church
is in this state. I believe that the Pentecostal movement today that
looks to his influence for the most part would actually be condemned
by Branham. By the way they practice their gifts and there belief in
the Trinity and baptism, as well as some having unity with the
Catholic Church. This in no way means Branham was right, it only
shows how much further away they have traveled from their moorings
of Branham's day. If they can' discern the deception now, what will it
be like when “THE ONE” comes rolling into town with words of
knowledge and even greater miracles. They will all be in awe and
follow him, because of the groundwork laid by Branham and men like
him. Not a comforting thought for those who wanted to be on the side
of the Lord Jesus.
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Prophet Paul Cain

Paul Cain was born in 1929 at Garland, Texas, a small farming


community about 20 miles from downtown Dallas. The reports are
that, just prior to his birth, his mother, Anna, was terminally ill from
four major diseases: cancer of the breasts, tuberculosis, heart disease,
and three malignant tumors that prevented her from being able to
have a normal delivery. While on the verge of death, one whom she
believed to be the Angel of the Lord appeared to her.

The angel put his hand on her shoulder and said, “Daughter, be of
good cheer, be not afraid, you shall live and not die, the fruit of your
womb-shall be a malechild. Name him Paul. He shall preach my
gospel as did apostle Paul of old” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A
Personal Profile,” Grace City Report, Special Edition, Fall, 1989, p. 2.)

David Pythes writes, “Paul's mother, grandmother, and great-


grandmother had all been born with the gift of “seeing.” His great-
grandmother would sometimes see things in broad daylight and ask
her friends or family if they could see them too. If they said they could
not, she would occasionally lay her hand upon them and they would
immediately see the identical vision.”…Cain inherited this gift passed
on from generations believing it is from the Lord where “He could see
when a person was going to be healed and live and also knew when
someone was going to die” (David Pytches in Some Said it Thundered
Some Said it Thundered p.24-25).

This is what is known as a gifting in the occult, passed on through


generations. This is not what we know as a gift from the Holy Spirit
with sharing a vision by touch, this is paranormal activity. Interesting
to note from the beginning is a revelation of his call naming the
apostle Paul, which occurs again .

At the age of eight, the entity Cain calls “the Angel of the Lord” visited
him for the first time. The Angel of the Lord said to Paul, “I want you
to preach my gospel as did Paul of old. Open your mouth and I will it.
You will preach the gospel by binding the sickness and infirmities of
God's people” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A Personal Profile,” Grace
City Report, Special Edition, Fall, 1989, p. 2.).

It is questionable that Cain was even introduced to Christ and the


Gospel. The similarity of Branham's calling and Cain's are too similar
to discount. They do not end there, but only begin.

In 1947, Cain was part of the healing revival at age 18, Cain began to
hold “healing meetings” in his native Garland. He was the youngest of
“'ally who built their ministries during the “healing revival” period that
lasted from 1947 to 1958. His contemporaries included Oral Roberts,
William Branham, O.L. Jaggers, A.A. Allen, T.L. Osborn, Jack Coe,
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and Franklin Hall. Cain admits that he suffered the same greed and
pride that he says characterized his contemporaries. “He saw the
excesses of that movement and backed away from it until 1987 when
the Kansas City Fellowship's leaders Mike Bickle and Bob Jones felt
impressed to serve Paul Cain and his ministry in any way they could.
Bob Jones said “the Lord named Paul Cain's ministry, “The terror of
the Lord.” (Paul Cain a Personal Profile, p. 13).

Cain says that it was because he succumb to these weaknesses that


God caused him to lose everything including his health.

In the midst of Paul's despair and repentance, God told him that if he
kept himself from corruption and remained content with living a
humble life marked by Scripture study and prayer, one day he would
be allowed to stand before a new breed of men and women leaders,
These would be marked by simplicity, purity and remarkable
manifestations of power” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A Personal
Profile,” Grace City Report, p. 13.)

At the same time the Latter Rain movement is birthed. Cain at age 19
received a visitation from the angel of the Lord who stood like a
warrior had a bright shining sword and pointed to a billboard that
said Joel's army in training. At the time he didn‟t know what it meant
so he asked the lord and he took him by the hand and led him
through the book of Joel. There's more to this story than anyone could
imagine because Cain at age 8, like William Branham (age 7) was
being visited by an angel. His discipler Branham and his story become
so similar at times one can scarcely know which is which. He is
absolutely sure: Cain describes “I heard an audible voice and, of
course, often the Angel of the Lord-it might have been the Lord Jesus
Christ -but anyway when he speaks it's rather awesome”( Paul Cain,
The New Breed, audio tape (Kansas City, MO: Grace Ministries,
undated).

Both Cain and Branham had continual disembodied Spiritistic


visitations. Like Branham he is not sure who it is speaking.
Branham's influence of Paul Cain is not to be underestimated he has
said of William Branham: “The greatest prophet that ever lived in any
of my generations or any of the generations of revival I've lived
through.” (Paul Cain, Selections from the Kansas City Prophets)

Many have all upheld Cain as one who is the most accurate upwards 90%
compared to other prophets that are much lower.

It was in the 1950‟s Cain was engaged to be married, one night while
he was driving his Lincoln Jesus materialized and said he was jealous
of his fiancé. The apparition then asked Cain to remain single and
celibate. Cain kept driving and ran through some red lights and was
pulled over. The lord, of course conveniently disappeared, but the
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Santa Maria policeman who stopped the car turned pale when he
approached the drivers window and shined a flashlight inside. Where's
the other person,” he asked. (Excerpts from Prophecy, Roy Rivenburg
special to the Times )

Asceticism is to renounce the things of the flesh, such as marriage


and procreation. They adopted ultra strict diets, embraced very harsh
regimes of living, and denied themselves every earthly comfort. This is
where the monks came from. Like Branham he was being told to give
up certain things to be pure. Cain was asked to deny himself something
God had ordained . Contrary to this being the Lords instructions 1 Tim
4:1-3 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and
doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry.” If Cain decided to do this
on his volition there would be no problem, but because it is said to be
from the Lord it challenges the Scriptures.

The story continues as “Lord reappeared. Although he was fairly used


to this kind of surprise by now, it was always awesome. After the Lord
had finished discussing some other matters with him Paul felt it was a
good opportunity to raise the question of his recent engagement to be
married. So he told the Lord about it and asked: 'What do you think of
it, Lord?'

The Lord just looked at him kindly. 'But what do you really think
about it? You don't seem very pleased. Don't you want me to be
married?' The Lord looked at him again and repeated softly, 'I walked
alone. ''Lord,' said Paul, 'if you don't want me to be married I am
willing to give up the idea but you will have to do something about my
feelings.'

The Lord replied by simply placing his hand upon him. To Paul it felt
as though fire passed right through his body. From that day to this,
he says, he has never experienced any further sexual desire. That was
Paul's initiation into celibacy.” (David Pytches, Some Said it
Thundered, p. 40-41)

Now Cain is to be like Jesus in celibacy. All this stretches the


imagination since Jesus never did the same to any apostle, and when
Paul spoke about it, there was no command.

In 1987 Cain met with the leadership of Kansas City Fellowship and
they received him as a father. Grace Ministry's other major prophet,
Bob Jones, said that Cain's ministry is called by God “the terror of the
Lord,” or “the jealousy of God.” He called Cain “the most anointed
prophet that's in the world today.” “' Cain, in turn, his called William
Branham “the greatest prophet who ever lived.” This would make
Branham greater than Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, Daniel, David, and
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John the Baptist, just to name a few. Considering the occult


manifestations and false doctrines that characterized Branham's
work, one must question whether Cain himself understands truth.
This also calls into question Jones' claims about Cain.(Media Spotlight
, Al Dager)

Convinced by a sign and a wonder

Jack Deere, a Vineyard pastor, stated that in January 1989 Cain told
him an earthquake would occur on the same day Cain arrived for the
first time to meet John Wimber at the Vineyard church in Anaheim,
California. Another would occur elsewhere in the world the day after
he left Anaheim. According to Deere, Cain said the earthquake would
be a confirmation that the Lord had a strategic purpose for the
Vineyard movement.

A relatively minor earthquake common to Southern California shook


Pasadena on the day Cain arrived. Cain claims that the day after he
left Anaheim, the Soviet-Armenian earthquake occurred. 4.0 But the
records show that it occurred while Cain was still in Anaheim. One
wonders why lies are necessary to establish oneself as a purveyor of
Truth. (Al Dager, Vengeance is ours )

It was Cain who brought the vineyard into a new level of their signs
and wonders John Wimber said of Cain in his experience that Jesus,
“physically touched him on the chest sometime later the lord visited
him and touched him again and took all sexual desire out of his body
for over 40 years he‟s lived with no cognizant sense of sexuality.”
Wimber later acknowledged that Cain had become involved “with a
woman I think in Scandanavia.” From this even Cain stepped down
from doing ministry for 25 years.

However the Lord promised Cain that he would stand before a new
breed of men. Wimber stated “Paul was given a mission, the mission
as he states it is to initiate the end time ministry.” When Cain he
stepped back into ministry was in search for the new breed of men.
Another prophet Mike Bickle described this as “a Samuel looking for a
David.”

Cain began his search by traveling to other nations, to Seoul Korea


and met with Paul yonggi Cho but he was not the one. Then Jimmy
Swaggert, and several other leaders in America, James Robison, Pat
Robertson. He was discouraged wondering where this will come from
until he met Wimber.

It was Feb. 12 1989 at Wimber's pulpit he proclaimed “That I have


found that leader that‟s going, before he dies to usher in a new move
of God, a new wave. And not just a little gathering here and not a few
vines out there but its going to be more than a cluster, listen to me
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buster- I mean its going to be more than a cluster. I mean in spite of


all your blunders God‟s gonna still give you signs and wonders.” This
is where they got off track to pursue the new wave. God says signs
will follow the true preaching and exposition of his word. The vineyard
and through Cain and others the signs became a means to end in
themselves.

Wimber considered Paul Cain a prophet like the apostle Paul, one who
came “with signs and wonders.”

In 1989 The Kansas City Prophets was incorporated into the Vineyard.
Wimber had only respect for Cain said “he's interacting in two
dimensions continually. He's not only seeing you and talking to you,
but he's hearing from God constantly. There's continual flow. I think
it's interrupted periodically, but a continual flow of information is
coming to him about things.” ... “be in one room and be listening to
the conversation of people in another place at the same time.” (John
Wimber, “Speaking on Paul Cain and the Office of the Prophet,”
Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Anaheim, CA 2/19/89) Is this a
spiritual gift? Did God send any prophet information on people and
situations all the time and he needed to tune in.

Today they are no longer in the Vineyard they are currently known as
the Metro Christian Fellowship. Once under Mike Bickle, he is now an
apostle on the road and it is now headed by former Ywamer Floyd
McClung.

Mike Bickle has stated that he does not recognize the current leaders
as full-fledged prophets: “There's no one in our midst that we give the
title “prophet.” The only one I would feel comfortable of giving that
office would be Paul Cain, but he refuses to accept it. (The reason they
are not accepted as full fledged is because they are not near 100%
accuracy.) “We asked tactfully if any of them was ever wrong. They all
agreed that they had occasionally been proved wrong. Sometimes their
revelation was right but their interpretation or application was wrong.”
(Some Said It Thundered. Pytches pp.108-109).

Cain has been one of the key promoters of what is called the Manifest
Sons of God doctrine that came out from the Latter Rain of the late
40's. Others were influenced from Franklin Hall, like O.L Jagger's who
was an excellent speaker. He established a whole church teaching
around this spirit outpouring as a new gospel. With the Golden altar,
the 24 elders and a three fold way to be born again, which if received
will bring the promise of bodily immortality now. (see Hawaii Universal
world Church) If you want to know the new thing that is being
propagated today just listen to the old thing these men were teaching.
Unfortunately none of these men were able to claim their immortality
despite their teaching others on it. Only a few are alive.
William Marrion Branham 57/66

Some of Cain's beliefs are certainly unheard of in the history of our


faith, they are new founded in the Latter Rain teachings of the late
40's. “If you're really in the vine and you're the branch, then the life
sip from the Son of the living God keeps you from cancer, keeps you
from dying, keeps you from death ... Not only will they not have
diseases, they will also not die. They will have the kind of
imperishable bodies that are talked about in the 15th chapter of
Corinthians ... this army is invincible. If you have intimacy with God,
they can't kill you. they just can't. There'- something about you; you're
connected to that vine; you're just so close to him. oh, my friends,
they can't kill you.” ( Paul Cain, “Joel's Army,” cited in Documentation
of the Aberrant Practices and Teachings of Kansas City Fellowship
(Shawnee, KS: Full Faith Church of Love, 1990, p. 218)

It didn't keep Wimber who accepted his teachings from cancer nor
dying. I don't say this to be cruel but to make the point of the
falsehood of these statements.

“You know this message is 35 years old and I'm just preaching it
again, Thank God I've found somebody to preach it to. I told you about
the vision, what I've had… See, I've been wanting to share this so long
and find somebody -how would you like to have something on the
back burner for 35 years and nobody had any - boy this is, I mean
this isn't leftovers. I mean this has been hot with me all these years,
but everywhere I tried to preach it, they cooked my goose. Don't you
boo me. This kind of fiery preaching is a lost art today except in a very
mild degree.” (Joel's Army cassette from Kansas city prophets)

The source of this message (35 years at the time said) is none other
than the latter Rain heresy of which many have not let go of but
continue to promote vigorously. “For quite a while I have been
embarrassed to say anything about the latter rain, because you are
associated and identified with something that people don't seem to
appreciate in certain evangelical circles. So I have played it cool and
haven't said much about it. But I don't care what they think any
more... I believe we are going to have the latter rain and I am looking
forward to it.” (Paul Cain, Toronto church on May 28, 1995)

Cain said in 1989 that God was raising a new standard and the
understanding of Christianity that would radically change us and our
generation God has him to have a role in establishing this New Order
of Christianity.

That God is offering them a “greater privilege than was ever offered to
any people of any generation at any time from Adam clear down
through the end of the millennium”; and that they are “gonna have
more than just a little omnipotent surge -- you're gonna behold that
glory and become that glory.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, “Selections
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from the Kansas City Prophets,” audio, from Hank Hanegraaff,


Counterfeit Revival, 1997)

Cain is a promoter of the aberrant Latter Rain teaching that certain


believers become immortals on earth before Jesus comes “There will
be a manifestation of the sons of God. And it won't be this baloney
that we've heard of in the past;. . .I'm talking about a true manifested
son of God;. . .and God wants us to realize once again in closing that
there's going to be a great company of overcomers prepared for this
mighty ministry which I call the prize of all the ages. (From Paul
Cain's tape Joel's Army)' This is what is called the manchild company
(overcomers).

He teaches that the whole body of Christ will manifest Christ at the
end and take over the world as Joels army which was the revelation
personally delivered to him by the Lord.

Cain has suggested for his audience to wait until they get to heaven to
examine his teaching of the „Manchild Company,‟ This conveniently
postpones the test of Scripture that should be applied to his
teachings: “…I know some of you are going to disagree with this. Don't
you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:5. If you disagree, just file it
in „miscellaneous‟ and check it out. And do not bother with it; when
we get to heaven we'll check it out and you'll find out I'm right…” (Paul
Cain, Prophetic Power and Passion Conference, Christ Chapel,
Florence, Alabama, August, 1995.)

Waiting to find out one is right (or wrong) is not the way we are told to
handle new teachings like this. But this is what the vineyard did and
it continues with others adopting the same attitude today.

The Manifest Sons of God interpretation of Rom.8 is that a certain


group of overcomers will attain immortalization after coming to
perfection under the authority of the latter-day apostles and prophets
teachings (of which he is one). They will be able to move in and out of
the supernatural and natural realms, even have the ability to walk
through walls.

This is Paul Cain's explanation: “So my point is, that there will be a
manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this
baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few
people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked
their brain loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking
about a true manifested son of God: if anyone walks through this wall
over here, they're not going to tell you about it- I mean, they're just
going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God,
they'll just show You! Amen!”' (Paul Cain, The New breed.)

Were still waiting for this to be proven by showing, not by talking.


William Marrion Branham 59/66

Paul Cain's view of what the Church has upheld of the bible changes
as well. Instead of a 2nd coming of the physical Christ to earth it is a
2nd coming of power manifested inside the church.

“I want you to know he's coming to the church before he comes FOR
the church. … it's not a trip to heaven, but it's really him coming to
make his abode IN US, so I guess, look out planet earth, the Lord is
coming back again, he's coming to his people! (Paul Cain nov.88 tape
“My Fathers house” quoted in Mainstream, spring 1995)

“I don't know what the Second Coming means to you, there's so many
different returns of the Lord, or comings of the Lord, I don't know, we
have a cardinal doctrine like that, but let me tell you he's coming to
YOU. he's coming to his Church, he is coming to abide in you, to take
up his abode in you.” (Paul Cain: Nov 88, Tape: “My Father's House”)

Isn't this what He has done all already? The bible teaches that we are
the Church because he lives in us 1 Cor.12:13, We have become the
temple of God as soon as we are born again. Jn.17 tells us he is to live
inside the believer (Eph.1) so what in the world is Cain referring to?
The manifestation of the Sons of God, which means the Lord is
coming to his church but this time in power and glory to indwell his
people, and be seen by all. It is likened to the return of the Ark to the
Temple, or the return of the Shekinah Glory. That this “glory “ will be
seen visibly as in the days of old.” I had thought that this is what
happened with the tongues of fire over the apostles heads in the upper
room on the day of Pentecost. …”and I tell you God is going to
suddenly appear in his House and the whole world is going to say
'don't try to lead me to your God, don't try to tell me where he is, I
SEE him, he's living in you…”(Cain: November 1988. Tape: “Given As
A Token”)

“Something's going to come so strong to you that you won't even know
that there be any baptism of the Holy Ghost compared to the
enormous baptism you're about to receive.” (Paul Cain, “Prophecy for
the Vineyard,” Anaheim Vineyard, 1989) The bible teaches there is
only one baptism, does this mean the Church for almost 1950 years
have been missing the power that is available from the Holy Spirit.
What kind of power is he talking about? Lets see…

Power surges from the new anointing

During a Spiritual warfare conference in Anaheim Feb.1988 “On his


(Paul Cain) first visit to Anaheim (to visit John Wimber) in February
1988 Paul saw powerful lights across the room and a strong sense of
the presence of God was accompanied by revelations in the word of
knowledge. On that occasion an expensive video camera was short-
circuited. This was battery operated and no plugged into any outlet.
The next night the telephone system was blown out though no one
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was on the phone at the time.” (Some Said It Thundered, David


Pytches, p.52)

Paul Cain claims that the power and the anointing he has is so strong,
when he speaks they experience tremendous power surge. Actually all
the Kansas city prophets have such power that it affects the
environment around them. This is hardly to be equated with the holy
Spirit but more like a magnetic force that interrupts other power
sources.

Ptyches writes in his book some say it thundered, Mike Bickle told me
of a particular night that week when Paul had been prophesying and
the power of God came down mightily. Everyone began to sense the
“manifest presence of God” powerfully in the room. ... A solemn awe
fell over the whole place. Some simply remained sitting still in their
seats. Others tiptoed the aisles in trembling silence. Suddenly there
was the sound of sirens as two fire engines screeched to a standstill
right outside the center. The doors burst open and a number of
uniformed firemen with hoses and axes demanded to know where the
fire was. Mike shook his head, hardly able to cope with such an
abrupt and earthly “landing.” “There is no fire,” he said. “Oh, yes,
there's a big one somewhere! Down at the station all the signals
possible are going for this place. The circuits have blown and set off
the alarm system. There are signs of a tremendous power surge,” said
the leading fireman. Hardly waiting in his frenzied rush to find the
fire. ... After the meeting Paul turned quietly to Mike and apologized. “I
am so sorry about the fire scare. I should have warned you that that
does sometimes happen when there is a lot of divine power about!”
(Some Said It Thundered, p.52)

“The new 'prophets' promote a NEW THING that would soon happen.
This NEW THING would be based on signs, wonders and miracles. A
very clear warning went out to 'beware the Old Order Brethren'. The
ones considered to be Old Order were obviously not part of the flow.
Signs and wonders are to be seen as “God's endorsement of the right
message and the right Messenger “. This is exactly what Branham
used to validate himself as being the messenger.

“God's raising up a new standard, a new banner, if you will, that's


going to radically change the expression, the understanding of
Christianity in our generation...God has invited us to have a role in
establishing a new order of Christianity...God is offering to this
generation something He has never offered to any other
generation...beware lest old order brethren rob you and steal this hope
from you.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!” 1989, Vineyard
Prophetic Conference) (Discernment Newsletter)
William Marrion Branham 61/66

It really should be beware of “New Order” brethren. What is the hope


that is going to be stolen? Having miracle working powers to conquer
the earth for Christ.

Cains Joel's army is starting to take shape as he explains “Many years


ago,.. I have came to the crossroads of life and I saw a vision of an
illuminated billboard on which was written: Joel‟s army in training. “It
was on these crossroads with an arrow pointing to the spot-though
there was no building on it then! I believe God has shown me that
here he is going to raise up an army. This army is not a destructive
army but a deliverance army…”( David Ptyche‟s, Some Said It
Thundered, p.132)

While this is what he may like it to be, but the biblical view is an army
of destruction which God himself destroys in the end.

There seems to be much double speak coming from the prophets of


the Latter Rain camp.

DESTRUCTIVE or deliverance?

Jack Deere describes Joel 2 it is hardly to deliver “When this army


comes, He says it‟s large and it‟s mighty. It‟s so mighty that there‟s
never been anything like it before…„begin the slaughter and begin it in
the temple and begin it with the elders, the leaders of my people.‟ And
they walk through the land and they start and they begin to slaughter
and you know it‟s already started with the biggest names in His
household? He has already started the slaughter…and it is coming
now among the Church.” ( It Sounds Like the Mother of All Battles,
Jack Deere, VMI, Joel‟s Army, 1990, “Joel‟s Army”)

The only thing that I seem to notice getting slaughtered in the church
today is correct doctrine and the fact is they don't seem to care.

Jack Deere supports Paul Cain and Bob Jones, and is convinced they
are the two prophets of Revelation. He alleges that Cain is virtually
right all the time. “You see why we're excited about someone like Paul
Cain or Bob Jones coming on the scene? Or others that we've
met…you know those two powerful witnesses in Revelation 11:3? You
know what - they are first and foremost? They are prophets. He said
they will prophesy for 1,260 days. He's going to end the last days just
before His Son returns with a prophetic movement that will sweep the
entire face of the earth and will eclipse anything we have ever seen
before…the significance of these signs and wonders…But they don't
just happen on the earth. They come because they are prayed for and
they are predicted by God's people.” (Jack Deere, “Joel‟s Army”)

Revelation 11 “… And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they


will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in
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sackcloth. ... And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from
their mouth and devours their enemies. … These have power to shut
heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they
have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth
with all plagues, as often as they desire.” (Jack Deere, “Joel‟s Army”)

Rick Joyner speaks of a civil war inside the Church. The blues battling
the grays in his end-time scenario that is likened to the American Civil
war. It is clear from his writings that he is speaking of the new thing
that is to be the standard. Those who fight against it are holding on to
the old. It's been said birds of the same feather flock together. Cain is
a joint partner in writing Joyner‟s morning star Journal.

Frangipane agrees with an army that, as “it follows Christ, initiates


spiritual warfare against the various gates of Hell.” … “There are
growing number of churches around the world who are being gathered
together by the Lord for War”(The Three Battlegrounds, Francis
Frangipane p124,128)

He considers those who do not follow the prophets as Jezebel because


they do not want to repent. Theses are not the prophets of old but the
new ones. “Though this spirit will infiltrate the church, masking its
desire for control with true Christian doctrines, it will hide from true
repentance… Jezebel hates the prophets, for the prophets speak out
against her. The prophets are her worst enemies. When she wars, it is
to stir people against the message of the prophetic church. More than
she hates the prophets, she hates the word they speak.”(
F.Frangipane, The Jezebel spirit, p.6)

Here he says they will use true Christian doctrine but will hate the
word the PROPHETS speak. This is the civil war that Joyner speaks
of, this is where the war is to take place. Those who want to follow the
new prophets and apostles ( that will change the course of
Christianity) and those who follow the “old” doctrines of Scripture.
They make no bones about where they stand on this.

The Bible speaks clearly about the only war to come in the last days
and it is in Joel 2:5-7 “With a noise like chariots over mountaintops
they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, like
a strong people set in battle array… They run like mighty men, they
climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and
they do not break ranks.” This army is the one they reference as the
miracle army exercising God's authority on the earth. But the Bible
tells us this army will be destructive upon Israel and God will destroy
them in the end. Want to be destroyed, join Joel's army!.

God also states Zech.14:2 “For I will gather all the nations to battle
against Jerusalem.”
William Marrion Branham 63/66

Rev 16:14 “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go
out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to
the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” This the battle the Bible
mentions for last days, and it is destructive. Notice they perform
signs, these signs deceive the people.

We are told these new prophets will exhibit great powers unlike
anyone before in history. “No prophet or apostle who ever lived
equaled the power of these individuals in this great army of the Lord
in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul,
or anyone else enjoyed the power that is gong to rest on this great
army.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain. “Selections from the Kansas City
Prophets,” audiotape)

There are often times harsh words for those who do not accept the
“new thing” and find themselves holding onto the old things of the
word. “We are the ones who will choose if the next move of God will be
a day of salvation or a day of judgment - for those who reject it...will
have a more severe judgment - This next wave (of the Spirit) will not
be stopped, and the opposition will soon be forgotten...the past no
longer exists and those who try to live in it cease to be a part of what
God is doing today.” (Paul Cain, the Word and the Spirit conference,
London October 1992)

“ Don't speak a word against signs and wonders and the prophetic
ministry in these last days or God's zeal will chasten you! (Paul Cain,
“The Prophet Christ For the Nations (Dallas: Christ For The Nations,
September 1989), p. 5) In other words don't test a thing accept the
power displays as from God or you will be punished by them.

The new breed which God said Cain would stand before is thousands
of believers manifesting signs and wonders greater than those of
Jesus or the apostles. It is his revelation of Joel's army with the
Church (part of it) becoming Christ.

“...Every time God ever planned to do anything, the devil would get
wind of it and he'd go out there are try to head it off...When he knew
Moses was coming, what did he do to stop him...He killed all the
babies. What did he do when he figured that Jesus was going to be
born at a certain time? He released a decree through the wicked ruler
to kill all the babies. Don't you see? And what's he doing
now?...Abortions on every hand. So, you must know something's
coming up greater than Moses, greater than,...Even in Jesus' day,
because the devil is trying to kill off the New Breed. He's trying to kill
off the bride of Christ and trying to kill the whole thing off, but the
Lord has well planted this seed and the New Bride and the New
Breed...He's about to open the womb and He's about to give birth to
this New Thing...When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us
we beheld the glories of the only begotten of the Father and when you
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begin to become that Word I want you to know. The world will
behold the glory of the Father and that's what we're waiting to see...I
want you to know that we're going to have some channeling one of
these days, but it's going to be channeled right out of the throne room
of Heaven.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!”, 1989, Vineyard
Prophetic Conference)

“ Paul Cain has seen, by the Holy Spirit, an earth-shaking outpouring


of REVIVAL such as the world has NEVER seen! ... Prophet Paul Cain
has seen in the Spirit, a last days revival so powerful that hospitals
will literally be emptied and people kneeling in public places to receive
Christ will become commonplace! This was Cain's prophesy of a great
revival for 1994. 1994 came and went and despite the many who saw
the same thing (John Hinkle's evil will be ripped from the earth and
Kim Clement) they continue to preach the same things. It seems that
along with the “new thing” there comes amnesia for false prophecies
from those who speak to those who listen. Much like the Jehovah's
Witnesses God gives new light and the followers continue to chase the
illusive butterfly. (Paul Crouch, “Blessed Are the Eyes Which See,” PTL
Newsletter, March 1994)

Benny Hinn agrees “The day is coming, I tell you this, I knew it like I
know my name, the day is coming there will not be one sick saint in
the body of Christ. Nobody will be, nobody's gonna be, no one will be
raptured out of a hospital bed. You're all gonna be healed before the
rapture.” (Benny Hinn, “Praise the Lord,” 7/8/96)

It will be days of miracles as Paul Cain describes, “all the sick are
gonna be healed, the dead are gonna be raised and nations are gonna
turn to God in a day.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, “Selections from the
Kansas City Prophets,” audiotape from discernment newsletter) this is
the very same thing Benny Hinn had said in his Honolulu crusade in
1999, Repeating what Miss Khulmann said,” the day will come when
the anointing of God will so increase upon his church that ever sick
believer will be healed by the power of almighty God. There will not
be one sick Christian!” this is pure Latter Rain heresy. The Bible
does not speak of any healing of this magnitude (ALL people) this side
of heaven, without our new transformed bodies in the resurrection.
Nor does it teach of a great revival that will sweep all the unbelievers
into the Church at one time. The Christian gospel will never be
accepted by the many, never has, never will. Cain is referring to this
generation of restored apostles and prophets that will lead people to
join Joel's army.

Benny Hinn says about a last days revival the same thing” you better
be ready, church. They‟re going to walk up to you at K-Mart and
Albertson‟s. They‟re going to walk up in the mall and say, “Hey, I know
you‟re a Christian. There‟s something funny about you. I‟m not sure I
understand it.” And they‟re going to say to you, … I‟ve seen something
William Marrion Branham 65/66

in you and I got to have it right now. I don‟t know whether it‟s called
God or Jesus, but I‟ve got to have it right now.” (Honolulu Blaisdell
Arena Jan.21, 1999)

Cain has said of himself “If you don't think I am anointed that just
shows you how the devil has fooled you.” (MCF, 12/31/1998) This
certainly sounds like something an apostle would say, right! no
prophet ever called himself anointed above anyone else who was a
Christian.

The presidential vision

Both Paul Cain and Rick Joyner together produce The Morning Star
Prophetic Bulletin. In the 1993 issue he shares the dream he had of
President Clinton: Paul Cain saw the lord put his spirit on Bill Clinton
and change him into another man just as he did Saul. “This would be
wonderful and remains yet to be seen.

“The Lord said that He was giving us a new president who is better
than we deserve. He represents a reprieve from a New World Order
that the Church is not prepared to face at this time...” A reprieve from
what? Bill Clinton and Al Gore's policies are for the New Order of the
World! The Lord said? This is bunk, and anyone linked with Paul Cain
should question him on this supposed word from God. Is Clinton
better than we deserve, think of what this means.

“The Lord showed Paul Cain that He wanted to use Bill Clinton to
bring blessing to America, not judgment, but this word is conditional
on how His people respond.” Again, the prophecy is conditional. This
easily exonerates the “prophet”. We see the people have responded
overwhelmingly for Clinton. So this should in fact come true! Well
America has had monetary blessing under Clinton but we also are
falling apart at the seams morally and spiritually.

Paul was shown five headlines in the dream is because Bill Clinton
represents grace from God, not judgment. (Paul has always believed
that the number five represents “grace” in Scripture.) The Morning
Star Prophetic Bulletin - January, 1993) “Bill Clinton represents grace
from God, not judgment ... In the dream Paul was told that Bill
Clinton was better than we deserved and that he may be viewed as the
best president in America since Dwight Eisenhower ... The Lord wants
to use Bill Clinton to move the country forward and not backward.”
(referenced from Discernment newsletter Mar/Apr. 1993) He's right,
Clinton is viewed as the best by the public, but I don't think that
would be God‟s perspective, do you?

Putting aside what Cain thinks of numbers, a man who is in such a


high position has made America a laughing stock and has influenced
the people in an immoral way. One can only wonder about the
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accuracy of such prophecy, since God does not speak so arbitrarily in


one way and so obnoxious in another.

Considering the agenda as well as the operation of Cain and the


Kansas City prophets, this has become no small issue. These men
have gained prominence in the Church and have already changed the
direction of Pentecostalism. First there had been only a few that has
now grown to many, warning about what is actually taking place.
These issues are not going away. Each of us must be fully convinced
on what side we will stand. What is our part? Search the Scriptures to
see if these things be so! Don't be ashamed to be a Berean and agree
with truth and disagree with the false “new thing.” Be bold enough to
confront error no matter how big the person is who dispenses it. There
is a spirit of error and truth, and those who know the truth are their
brother's keeper. “Brethren if anyone among you wanders from the
truth and someone turns him back let him know that he who turns a
sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover
a multitude of sins.”(Jm.5:19-20) I feel for the people who have long
been on this path and do not know how deep the deception runs. But
it is never too late to get away from it and start anew.

Resources :

Media Spotlight and Vengeance is ours by Al Dager

Discernment Newsletter, Joel's Army, the New Order of the Latter


Rain by Jewel van Der Merwe

The End Times and Victorious Living, by Joseph Chambers