Dearly beloved in Christ Jesus ,
Greetings in the sweet and precious name of Christ Jesus, our Lord, Saviour and Redeemer!
We are sure that by God’s Grace you are all in the best of health and strength both physically and spiritually and admonished and taught of the Lord. Though the past few years had been very hard, the Lord God had been leading us in a marvellous manner.
|The Need for Soul-Searching|
This year on February 24, 2006, Seventeen years have elapsed after the demise of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie (Ayya) on February 24, 1989 on his very birthday. These are days when many prophecies concerning the Second Coming of Christ have been fulfilled and reached the final stages, it is essential that certain important things are taken into consideration and gone through over again to straighten us up on the Word of God.
Each person is responsible for his or her own soul and not others nor any group (Ezek 14: 13,14,16,18,20). Therefore let us take into consideration the following things and approach the Lord God in prayer for an answer just as Daniel was waiting on the Lord for every answer. It may sound bitter to some, but truth based on the Word of God is of prime importance.
When Bro. Lawrie (Ayya) passed away in 1989 February, many people started saying many things, as they liked. Some people of Manujothi Ashram brought about a new doctrine for their personal gains that "Bro. Lawrie had been caught up to the throne" and started spreading it among the believers.
When I made detailed enquiries among those people concerned, I found that there were no eyewitnesses, nor proofs nor any signs whatsoever regarding this so called ascension. It was done presumptuously. The proof of God coming down to the earth rests with His going up or Ascension (John 6:40,41,51,62, John 12:23-30). Most of the people did not care to check and verify those things with the Bible.
In 1969 people witnessed a "Mount of Transfiguration" incident and the Lord God descended with a great and Mighty Message and a New Ministry (Matt.17:1-6,Gen.11:1-8,Exodus 3:9-10,Acts.7:34,Gen.18:20-21,Luke 17:28-30). It was in full conformity to the messages preached scripturally by the Prophet William Branham earlier.
But I find no type or shadow of example in the Bible to show that the Ascension of Christ takes place without any eyewitnesses, proofs nor any signs or trace. The Resurrection of the saints dead in Christ should also take place before that (I Thessalonians 4: 14-18).
When Elijah was taken up Elisha saw it and received a double portion of the Spirit of Elijah (II Kings 2:1, 9-15). When Jesus ascended up to heaven, the disciples and those gathered together with them saw it with their own eyes. They received power in the name of Jesus on the Pentecostal day (Luke 24:49,Acts 1:1-11, 2:1-3,John 6:62,John 14:12,13,16: 23,24,28).
Any doctrine should be compared with and tested by the written Word of God. Bro. Lawrie had always emphasized this throughout his lifetime and ministry (II Tim.3:16-17). Even if he had been with us today physically, he still would be preaching from the Word of God and not from his message books. Therefore to know the Real Truth of the matter, I was waiting on the Lord for many days.
Then the Lord showed me a vision (not a dream) concerning this in the first week of July 1989. I had mentioned about this vision in two Newsletters I had sent out in October 1989 and March 1990. I found this vision so real according to the Scriptures that it made a deep impression in my mind. Therefore I would like to share it with you again. If you had not paid proper attention to this vision in the past, kindly go through it carefully now.
|The Vision and The Secret|
I woke up from my sleep at about 2.00 am early morning. I sat up on the bed and started praying. Suddenly I saw a vision which brought me a great surprise and happiness. Even to this day this vision is still green in my memory. It had a great impact upon me. I found the vision to be perfectly Scriptural too.
In this vision, I heard a great blast that opened the earth and threw the rocks to great heights. I found human figures in white dress coming out of the earth. In a few seconds I found hundreds of thousands standing around me. I felt as though resurrection had taken place. My late wife Joy came and stood next to me. In front of me stood Bro. Lawrie (Ayya) and a lady with her head covered. Dad shook hands with me and introduced the lady to me as so-and-so.
After the introduction, suddenly, Dad’s old face started changing fast and in a few seconds his face became so young and bright. I immediately shouted and said " Dad, your face has become so young and bright all of a sudden. Please tell me how? Please tell me the secret". Then Bro. Lawrie (Ayyah) with a smile started explaining and when I strained my ears to hear it clearly, the vision was over. Now I have to wait until the day of resurrection to know the secret.
Now dear brothers and sisters, I have been always asking God to reveal the Secret of Transformation that Bro. Lawrie (Ayya) was trying to explain to me in the vision. It is the same secret connected with the Half-Hour Silence when the Seventh Seal was broken (Rev.8: 1). It is the same secret of The End of The Wonders Daniel had desired to understand but could not know in his time (Dan.12: 6-13).
It is the same mystery of the Seven Thunders which John the Apostle was forbidden to write (Rev.10: 1-7). It is the secret of Creation of Life of which Satan and his angels and the scientists of the world know nothing (Gen.3: 22-24). ). It is the same secret of The Glory that follows the sufferings of Christ the heavenly angels desire to look into and learn through the Redeemed Church (I Peter 1:10-12, Eph.3: 8-10).
It is the same secret that even the Son could not know in the flesh body (Mat.24: 36, Mark13: 32-33). It is the same Mystery of Transformation of the Body in a twinkling of an eye at the last Trumpet, which Apostle Paul was talking about (I Cor.15: 51-53). It is the same Secret of Transformation, which enables Christ to bring the dead in Christ back to the earth First and Then transform the Living Saints (I Thess.4: 14-18).
It is the same secret of the Tent-Vision Prophet Branham did not reveal and could not understand, since it was in an unknown language. It is the same Better Thing, which God had provided for us so that without us our forefathers should not be made perfect in faith (Heb.11: 40).
Therefore through this vision the Lord showed me that Christ is glorified and only after resurrection of the dead in Christ. The dead saints are now waiting in Paradise. After the earthly ministry, Christ has to go and bring the dead saints in Paradise down to the earth, which we call resurrection (I Thess.4: 14-18). Then Christ, the Man Child is caught up to the throne (Rev.12: 1-6, John 16:5-7, 16-24). Even the vision of Bro. Branham about Paradise confirms this truth. When I mentioned this after the demise of Ayya, very few people with scriptural and spiritual insight agreed and understood this Truth. The rest of the people followed the majority crowd.
|Three Kinds of Messages in One Ministry !|
Bro. Lawrie was the one who brought and spread the message of Bro. Branham throughout India, after he met Bro. Branham in 1960. Thereafter on July 21, 1969 IST, there was a turning point in the ministry when man landed on the moon for the very first time. All the countries of the world forgot their differences and all the people of the world were of one mind, looking to the heaven watching the landing of the man on the moon for the very first time, which was hitherto impossible and unheard of.
At that same time a New Message came announcing that God had come down to the earth on the first moon-landing day (Gen.11-1-8, Rev.10:1-7). The Bride Ministry had started. Thereafter until about 1983 Bro. R.P. Lawrie gave out many truths and revelations pertaining to the Bride of Christ. After 1983, messages were given out to minister among the Non-Christians. Finally, in 1988-1989 a door-closing message was given.
Let us look into scriptural examples. In the days of Sodom and Gomorra, three different kinds of ministries took place. First of All, the Lord chose Abraham, appeared unto him and gave him the promises. He appeared to him in the plains of Mamre and dined with him (Gen.12:1-3, Gen.18,Luke 17:28-30, Rev.3:20). When Abraham and Sarah were 100 and 90 years respectively, the Lord transformed their bodies so that they could give birth to a healthy child and gave them the promised son Isaac. (This is the Bride Message or ministry meant for Abraham).
Secondly, Two angels were sent to Sodom with a message for Lot and his family. The message was "Come out of Sodom". Lot was dwelling in Sodom and so this message was appropriate. (This is similar to the call to come out of all denominations and religious systems of this world. Rev.18: 4, II Cor.6: 14-18). But Abraham had no need for this message because he was already dwelling outside Sodom all the time for years.
, there was another group of people who were the Sodomites. They were ordained for destruction. There was a ministry to prevent them from entering and escaping the judgment. Lot’s family was inside the house. Those who were inside could see the door through which they had come in. But the Angels smote the Sodomites with blindness with the message that there was no door (an appearance giving the impression as though there was no door. Gen.19:11).
This was in direct contrast to the message given to Lot and family. Even for this message, Abraham had no need at all. Most of the present day Preachers and Television Greats are doing this kind of ministry to blind the eyes of the people. They do not preach the truth at all.
Similarly these days, the True Believers of the Word know the door through which they came in. Jesus Christ and the message of Salvation through the blood shed by Him on the cross is the door through which we came in. But those who are outside are given a message, which makes it appear as though there is no door at all there (Like Judas doctrine), so that they cannot enter.
When we see the people partaking of the different messages, we can understand and identify the category each person belongs to. No wonder even Bro. Lawrie had mentioned that 75% or even 90% in the ministry or Ashram are going to be left out and will not go in the Rapture.
Bro. R. Paulaseer Lawrie was known as Bro. Lawrie when he gained popularity among the Christians. In that name only he gave the Bride Messages. In about 1983 some Brahmin brethren suggested that since the name Lawrie sounded like a western name, they could use a similar sounding name Lahari in order to minister among the Hindus. Bro. Lawrie also allowed the name Lahari to be used even though his original name is Lawrie. Apostle Paul's Jewish name was Saul. As a Roman Citizen he had a Roman name called Paul which he used when he went to the Gentiles.
Presently, some brethren claim that the name Lahai Roi that was revealed to the bondwoman (Servant) Hagar is the same as Lawrie. Hagar was a bondwoman and not a free woman. Isaacs’s faith line is the line of promise. Isaacs’s seed inherits the birthright, which is the first-born portion.
The first-born portions such as Canaan, the land flowing with milk and honey, the Name above every name, the greatest book – The Bible, Redemption of the body, First Resurrection, Rapture, Seven Thunders mystery, The New Jerusalem belong to the faith seeds coming through Isaac.
Ishmael, the son of the bondwoman has no share or part in it. Many of the Ishmaelites have taken to Islam. The Bible says clearly "the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman (Isaac)" (Gal 4: 28-31).
Therefore the name Lahai Roi, which was revealed to the bondwoman Hagar, is not the name above every name (Phil.2:9-11, Eph.1:20-23). The name above every name is Jehovah in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and in the future the New Name revealed for the Bride of Christ, which are given to the faith seeds of Abraham coming through the line of Isaac (Rev.3:12, 19:11-12).
New Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ (Rev 21: 2,9,10). There is place for the 12 tribes of Israel (Rev 21: 12). The 12 Apostles have place in it as the foundations (Rev 21: 14). The overcomers built on the apostolic foundation throughout the Seven Church ages have place in it as stones (Rev 21: 7, I Peter 2: 5). Christ Jesus has the chief place as the Headstone, Temple and the Light (Psalm 118: 23, Eph 2: 19-20, I Peter 2: 6, Math 21: 42, Zach 4:7, Rev.21: 22-23). Even Abraham, Isaac and Jacob find their places there (Heb 11: 9-10, Math 8: 11, Luke 13: 28-29).
But Hagar and Ishmael are not mentioned therein because they do not find a place there. They are ordained for the Day of Judgment - Second Resurrection (Rev 20: 11-15). There the people are judged for their works according to their Books. Islamic Scripture Quran mentions that Allah (God) is the Lord of the Judgment Day. Even from the usage of the names we can know the category to which the people belong respectively.
|About The Resurrection|
The reason why I place these things before you is that the time is very much at hand. The resurrection of the dead saints is about to take place any moment. That will be the day when the dead in Christ shall hear the voice of the Son of God and live (John 5: 25). That will be the day of which Job said "I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth….. whom I shall see for myself" (Job 19:25-27).
That will be the day when Daniel shall rise up and stand in his lot at the end of the days (Daniel 12: 13). That will be the day when many shall come from the east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Mat 8: 11, Luke 13: 28,29). That is the resurrection, which Apostle Paul had desired to attain by any means and had suffered the loss of all things (Phil 3: 10-12). That day is very nigh if the signs of the times are any indication.
The time has now come for the Bride of Christ to wake up. It is time for the Bride to take the whole Book from the hand of the Mighty Angel of Revelation 10 (Christ) and eat it entirely. We had a portion of the Book revealed through the seventh Angel’s ministry after the breaking of the Seven Seals, except the Seven Thunders, which John was forbidden to write (Rev 10: 1-7). But we need to eat the entire book in order to receive the whole mystery of the Seven Thunders. John eating the book is symbolic of the Bride eating it (Rev 10: 8-10). Then it prepares the Bride for a mighty ministry (Rev 10: 11, Ezek 3: 1-4).
It will be a short, quick and mighty move of God for the Bride (according to Prophet Branham) and it will be a prelude to our Transformation. It will be a ministry in which people will receive even the missing limbs. It will be connected with the Glorification of the Son of Man and the revelation of the New Name in Power (John 14: 12-14, John 16: 7,16,20,22-24,26-28).
It will also be connected with the Tent-Vision of Bro. Branham about a meeting in which the Pillar of Fire descended and a New Kind of Ministry started. (It probably will be just like the Upper Room meeting in Jerusalem on the Pentecostal Day where the disciples of Jesus Christ were gathered in the place familiar to them. The pillar of Fire descended there and the name of Jesus – the new name for that age- was manifested in great power in a New Kind of Ministry (Acts 2:1-21).
Many of the followers of Bro. Branham too say many things, as they like. Some of them claim Bro. William Branham to be Christ just as some people in Jesus’ days mistook John the Baptist for Christ which claim was denied out-rightly by Bro. Branham (John 1:19-20,25, 3: 27-28). John the Baptist had had the manifestations of that Great Light in his ministry.
John came to bear witness of the Light but he was not that Light (John 1:6-11). If John was not that Light who was it? We know that it was Jesus whom John introduced him as the Lamb of God. John saw the Light coming down spread out like a dove and uniting with Jesus and remaining in Him. It was then that Jesus was Christ, the Anointed one (John 1: 29-34).
Similarly there were Mighty Manifestations and appearances of that Light in the ministry of Bro. Branham. He came to bear witness of That Same Light. But William Branham was Not that Light (John 1: 6-8) but was sent to bear the witness of that Light. If William Branham was not that Light, then who is that Light in the Second Coming? Whom did he introduce to the world to be the Word In Flesh or Christ in this Generation?
Bro. Branham even claimed strongly that the Word of God came to the prophet and met him in the water in this generation just as Jesus the Word of God met John the Baptist in the water. He even had his picture taken with Him. Have you seen a photograph of Bro. Branham with any Dark Man in a close hug?
A Branhamite brother from Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu came to me in the year 2002 and said he had just found that Christ had come down in 1962 (after 40 years). He also claimed that the millennium was on already by faith. He was converted to Christ in the ministry of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie at Pudukkottai in 1964 August, in a meeting where many miracles took place. After leaving Manujothi Ashram, he joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was re-baptized in the trinity baptism. Then again he joined a Branham group and started meddling with the messages of Bro. Branham.
Many preachers claimed that they had the follow up ministry after Bro. Branham but not one of them had any new message for the Bride of Christ. These days, when we have come to the final stages of the ministries connected with the Coming of Christ, only the resurrection would prove who the Anointed Christ is. It is Christ who has to bring the dead saints back to earth (John 11:25-26). The Vision Bro. Branham had of Paradise would prove this.
When Jesus had finished his earthly ministry and died on the cross, he went down to the Hades (Hell) and brought the saints to the earth and opened the Paradise for them (Mat.27: 50 -54, Luke 16:23). The thief on the cross was the first person to go directly to Paradise without going to Hades or Hell (Luke 23:39-43).
Thereafter, all those who died in Christ all these 2000 years went directly to Paradise, where they are resting. It is a Type for the Rapture in which the living saints are glorified directly without death (I Thess.4: 15 -17, I Cor.15: 51-53).
In the Second Coming, after the earthly ministry, Christ brings the dead saints back to the earth with Him (I Thess.4: 14). This is what we call as resurrection. One can know for sure that The Person whose ministry brings the dead saints back is the Anointed Christ for the Second Coming. But then it will be too late.
|The Angel of the Lord|
Bro. Branham, the Prophet who was sent to forerun the second coming of Christ had seen Him as the Angel of the Lord appearing out of that great Light. Bro. Branham describes His appearance as A Man with a stature of 5½ feet (168cms), weighing about 200 pounds (90kgs), with Dark Complexion and a Deep Voice and a Face without beard. He appeared majestic as A Man of Great Authority who commanded Reverence and Respect. Later Bro. Branham was to forerun the Coming and the Ministry of this Great Person and Introduce Him to the world in this generation.
Out of the same Light, Bro. Branham had seen the appearance of Jesus Christ too. He was said to be about 5½ feet (168cms) tall, weighing about 130 pounds (60kgs) His face exhibiting Grace and Mercy.
In the First Coming, He was the Lamb. In the Second Coming, He comes as a Lion. Between the Lamb and the Lion, there are many differences in appearance and characteristics. Until the breaking of the Seven Seals, He appears as the Lamb. After the breaking of the Seals, when He comes down with the Open Book as the Mighty Angel, He cries with a loud voice as of a roaring lion. (Rev.5: 5-7, 6:1, 10: 1-7). The dead will rise hearing His Voice.
In closing . . . . . .
As we wait for this great resurrection, let us keep our eyes open for the moment when the power of God falls on us just like Elisha did (Mark 13:32-37,Mat.26: 41, Mark 14:37-38, Luke 21:36, I Cor.16: 13, II Tim.4: 5, Rev.16: 15, I Thess.5: 6, I Peter 4:7). Watching means recognizing the day that we are living in and having the eyes open to see the fulfillment of Word of God for this day and praying.
May the Lord get the world out of us so that we may not be caught napping when that great event transpires. Our prayer is that the Lord helps us all to understand the mysteries connected with the Seven Thunders to enable us to realize the secret of redemption of our body by revelation. The Time is really short. May God bless you and prepare you all for that great glorious day of Redemption.
|Yours in Christ's Eternal Love|
|Bro. Deva Evu M. Lawrie|
|God Bless You !|