Dearly Beloved In Christ Jesus,
Those who know the ministry and the message of Bro. William Marrion Branham would have come across his message titled "Souls That Are In Prison NOW". He claimed that this message was a Scriptural one. Through the study of the messages of Bro. Branham I have found that each title he had chosen for his messages were very relevant for this day. Every message of his had a bearing and significance for the very day we are living in. Similarly this one too has a significance for our days.
Jesus Christ after his earthly ministry and after finishing his work of Salvation on the cross, he went into the Hades and preached to the Lost Souls in Prison who were the disobedient ones in the days of Noah (I Peter 3: 18-22). Jesus came for His own people, the Jews. But the people of Noah's days were entirely a different lot. They were NOT from the organized or denominational Jewish Church.
In the days of Noah, people were not worshipping God in the name Jehovah. The name Jehovah was not revealed to them. They were worshipping God in some name other than the names we see in the Bible. We do not find in the Bible what name they had used for worshipping God. Having this in mind let us approach this subject.
After the period of Noah, God revealed himself to Abraham by the name "God Almighty". Moses had the revelation of the name "Jehovah" hundreds of years later (Exodus 6: 2-3). Even the bond woman Hagar had the revelation of another name "Lahai Roi" (Genesis 16: 13-14). But Hagar had no claim on God through the name "Jehovah".
The name above all names is the Birthright for the faith seed of Abraham through Isaac which was Jehovah in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and in the future the New Name revealed in the Thunders for the Bride of Christ. Other Sects use different names like Hagar did, but the name above all names is for the faith seed of Abraham through Isaac (Micah 4: 1-5, Verse 5).
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 City of New Jerusalem and so on belong to the faith seeds of Abraham coming through Isaac.
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). Ishmael, the son of the bondwoman has no claim or part in the firstborn portion. 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).
When the Syrophenician woman (Canaanite) called Jesus as the Son of David and asked Him for her daughter's deliverance, Jesus did not respond to her. He only said it was not proper to take the children's bread, and cast it unto the dogs (Matthew 15: 22-28, Mark 7: 25-29). She had no claim on Jesus as the Son of David. Only when she invoked her faith that Jesus made her daughter whole.
|The Ministry Of Jesus|
When Jesus came to the Jews, He came in the name of the unseen God the Father - Jehovah (John 5: 43, 10: 25). He was preaching and doing ministry in the name of Jehovah (Father). Preaching Jehovah gave him access to the Temple and the Jewish Synagogues.
Subsequently Jesus started teaching them that He and His Father were one (John 10: 30). In other words He said he was the same Jehovah whom the Jews were worshipping. I am leaving out the many quotations of how he was revealing that the Father (Jehovah) was in Him since you must know them all.
When His ministry to the Jews was over it took an unusually strange turn. He went to preach to the Lost Souls in prison who were a different group of people altogether. What name would he have used to identify Himself to them? He would not have preached to them using the name Jehovah because God was not known to them in the name Jehovah.
He would have surely used a different name which was the name in which they were worshipping God in the days of Noah and then He would have told them He was the same person. I want you to see Bro. Branham strongly preached that there would be a similar ministry in the last days to the Totally Lost just as Jesus was preaching to the souls in prison. Have you come across or identified such a ministry?
|Significance of the Present Day|
If we consider this matter, there should be a ministry in the last days to the totally lost just as Jesus was preaching to the souls in prison. This ministry of Jesus took place prior to his resurrection and ascension. Bro. William Branham said, "(I) Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days".
Now that most of the prophecies concerning the Second Coming of Christ have been fulfilled, the next thing to take place would be the resurrection. Christ the Son of David has to bring the dead saints back with Him from Paradise where they are resting now because He is the resurrection (I Thessalonians 4: 14, John 5: 25, 11: 25-26).
If the resurrection is to take place at any moment, it makes us wonder if the ministry to the souls in prison now has taken place. And if it has taken place do we know about it? Or have we missed it? Who is the person raised up to be the Son of Man to fulfill this ministry? How did he fulfill this ministry? These are some of the questions lingering in the minds of the people of God.
|The Man from the East|
God raised up a man in the East called R. Paulaseer Lawrie of India. He prepared him for several years in the ministry of God's Power and Faith Life (Matthew 24: 27, Isaiah 41: 2, 46: 9-11). When the time came for him to fulfill God's righteousness the Spirit of God led him to meet William Branham to be baptized of him in 1960 just as Jesus went forth to be baptized of John the Baptist. (Matthew 3: 13-15, Mark 1: 9, John 1: 29-34).
Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie had a Great and Mighty Miracle Ministry in India after he had met Bro. Branham. He conducted the biggest revival ever in the history of India that went on for a few years. There were mighty manifestations of God's Power in an unprecedented manner just as foretold by Bro.Branham. Hundreds of thousands of people of all faiths and religions thronged each gathering in those Mass Salvation and Healing Campaigns. Even open grounds could not hold the crowd gathered.
Multitudes received the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. Signs, Wonders, Healings and Miracles became the order of the day. During the day time too, even the ones who casually passed through those open grounds were healed or delivered from devil possession with no man around since the presence of God was felt so much. (Reminds me of the Tent Vision of William Branham where people going into an empty room come out healed by God's power and presence).
|Three Stages of His Ministry|
There were Three Major Stages in the ministry of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie after he met Bro. Branham. Bro. Lawrie became known as the most powerful and popular preacher known among the people of India. There were numerous miracles and wonders and healings beyond count. Millions were brought to the Lord Jesus Christ. That was the First Stage of the mighty ministry he had.
Subsequently Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie started preaching and teaching the Whole Truth of the Word and many thousands and thousands came out of Jezebel Religion back to the Word of God leaving their denominations. He introduced them all to the messages of Prophet Branham. In 1967 during his visit to the USA many ways were opened out among the followers of the Branham Message.
On the First moon-landing day in (July 21, 1969 - IST) The Lord Jesus Christ gave Paulaseer Lawrie the revelation required for the Coming of Christ and came down into him at Chicago, U.S.A. This was the Word becoming Flesh for the Second Coming of Christ. A few days earlier a Mount of Transfiguration incident was reported. When Bro. Lawrie was preaching on the 23rd Psalm, flames of fire went forth from his eyes and he was transfigured.
Great Revelations concerning the Plan of Redemption, The Preparation of the Bride of Christ, The Son of David, The Seven Unwritten Thunders, New Name and many other things hitherto unknown were revealed by Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie for the preparation of the Bride of Christ. (Revelation 19: 7-9, Romans 8: 19-24, II Corinthians 5: 1-10, I Corinthians 15: 35-55, II Samuel 7: 12-19, I Chronicles 17: 11-17, Psalm 89: 3-4, 19-20, 26-37, Revelation 5:5, 10: 1-7, 19: 11-16, 22: 6-9, 16,17,20).
He was always condemning the organized religion on one side calling the people out of the denominational system back to the Word of God. At the same time he was teaching the believers, the deep consecration messages meant for the Bride of Christ. That was the Second Stage of his ministry.
|The Third Stage|
The Third Stage of his ministry started when Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie was involved in an unusually strange ministry to the Non-Christians. Many different sects of Hindus came in flocks and approached him. Some unseen force was driving them towards Bro. Lawrie. Many people had Visions and Dreams of Bro. Lawrie and came to him.
They brought their books with them. It was found that no religious book taught the people to be unjust, dishonest and immoral or to do undesirable things. Those original books are opposed to Idol Worship. There were references to Christ Jesus, End Time, Millennium and etc. which lined up with the Bible. There were many other references pointing to the End-time Manifestation of Christ which they call as Kalki Avatar in Sanskrit.
They even could show references about the Ruler in the Millennium which they call as Dharma Yug meaning Age of Truth and Justice. In the Millennium, the King of Kings is a Ruler for the people of all religions even though they do not know him as Son of David or Christ the Bridegroom (Micah 4: 1-5 - Verse 5 especially). Anything that agrees with the Holy Bible should be agreeable to us.
When the three Hebrew Children Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were cast into the fire, the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar saw four men walking in the midst of the fire. Nebuchadnezzar could recognize the form of the fourth man to be the Son of God (Daniel 3: 20-26). This only goes to prove that there was this concept of the Son of God even in a religion outside Judaism.
When the Syrophenician (Canaanite) woman called Jesus as Son of David and asked Him for her daughter's deliverance, Jesus did not oblige her. He only said, "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and cast it unto the dogs" (Matthew 15: 22-28, Mark 7: 25-29). She had no claim on Jesus as Son of David. Only when she resorted to her faith that Jesus made her daughter whole.
Similarly these Hindus do not have claims on Christ as Son of David or the Bridegroom. According to their books, the Avatar (incarnation of God) would come when man gets to (understand) know the moon. It was even mentioned which local community He would hail from and also about His whereabouts during the period of His incarnation.
These Hindus worshipped God in different Names. These religions are religions of Works whereas True Christianity is a religion of Grace by Faith in Christ Jesus, Our Lord. The people of Islam are waiting for the day of Judgment according to the Quran. The Hindus talk about Karma (Works). God is a God of Justice and He judges them for their Works in the Second Resurrection. They are judged out of those things which was written in their books according to their works (Revelation 20: 12).
When Abraham and Sarah sojourned in Gerar, the Philistine King Abimelech tried to take Sarah thinking she was Abraham's sister. But even the Philistines had unwritten laws governing them. It was not right for a man to take another man's wife. Therefore the Lord warned Abimelech and prevented him from taking Sarah and sinning against God. God saw the integrity of his heart and the innoceny of his hands and judged accordingly (Genesis 20: 1-18).
A similar thing happened in Isaac's days too when the Philistine king Abimelech saw that Rebekah was the wife of Isaac. He charged his people not to touch Isaac or his wife lest it should bring guiltiness upon them (Genesis 26: 6-11). Hereby we see that though they did not have Mosaic Law, they adhered to the moral laws governing them.
God is a God of Justice and Mercy. Even though the Sodomites were marked for destruction, God was willing to desist from destroying Sodom if He could find ten righteous persons there (Genesis 19: 22-33). But the same God did not spare David the man after His own heart when he committed iniquities. This proves the fact that God is not partial but just.
Cornelius was a centurion of the Italian Band and a Gentile. He was devout and feared God, gave much alms and prayed to God always. Therefore God sent Apostle Peter to give him the message of Salvation. Peter said, "Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him" (Acts 10: 34-35).
God who spoke to Abimelech was the same God who had spoken to Abraham. The same God who spoke to Abraham revealed Himself and spoke to the bondwoman Hagar too, but in a different name. There are the nomadic groups such as the Gypsies who do not have a written language and hence they have no written book. But they have certain moral laws governing them. That will serve as the Book for them and they will be judged by that in the Second Resurrection.
So this is a different group of people other than the Bride of Christ to whom Bro. Lawrie had to minister just as Jesus Christ ministered to the Lost Souls in Prison. A Hindu or a Muslim cannot be judged by the Bible. You cannot judge an Indian in India by the American Law and vice versa. Bro. Lawrie was teaching them to come out of idolatry and organized religions and follow God according to the Bible. They have their own books and they are judged accordingly.
Some people took to the Bible. Many others left off idolatry and their religions which were holding them and started looking to God in their respective books. For their sake Vegetarianism was encouraged (Romans 14: 21). This ministry was thrust upon Bro. Lawrie in the final stage of his ministry since the people were led by an unseen force to come to him. Now his earthly ministry is over.
|David Among The Philistines|
All the Christians were averse to this ministry among the Non-Christians and openly showed their dislike. But the Scriptures have to be fulfilled. In the Bible, we find a perfect Type in David. David was a great warrior. He caused the greatest revival in his crusade against the Philistines when he killed Goliath. Thereafter he was all the time fighting the Philistines in the wars of the Lord.
But the Anti-Christ spirit came upon King Saul who was always after David's life. Even the Israelites for whom David was fighting rejected David and always tried to betray him into the hands of King Saul. Therefore David had to seek refuge among the very Philistines whom he was fighting against. Saul stopped chasing him and no one cared about him thinking he had become a Philistine.
But inwardly David was an Israelite at heart. Even among the Philistines, when he was ministering, he was destroying the Philistine allies only. Outwardly David made his people Israel utterly to abhor him (I Samuel 27: 12). We do not have to worry about what man thinks, but we have to please God alone (Acts 5: 29).
|For Your Kind Attention:|
The full name of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie is R. Paulaseer Lawrie Muthukrishna. Mr. Deva Rasiah, the father of Paulaseer Lawrie was under the aegis of a famous man called Lawrie Muthukrishna of Colombo, Sri Lanka who was also his mentor. When Paulaseer was born, his father named him as Paulaseer Lawrie Muthukrishna.
In his native town Nazareth, his folks call him as "Paulaseer". Among the Christian believers all over the world, he is well known as "Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie" or "Bro. Lawrie". People of other religions, mostly the Hindus call him as "Lawrie Muthu Krishna alias Lahari Krishna". There is no need for any confusion when he is referred to in one of these names. He is one and the same person.
Bro. R. Paulaseer Lawrie was known as Bro. Lawrie among the Christians when he gained popularity. 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.
The Non-Christians called him Lahari which sounded similar to his original name Lawrie and he allowed it. The name Lawrie means - One crowned with Laurels (Revelation 19: 12). The name Lahari means - Sound Waves. The Non-Christians believe that Sound Waves created the heaven and the earth whereas the Christians believe that the Word of God created them. (The Scientists say that the Big Bang caused the creation of the universe).
According to the books of Hinduism the Unstrung Sound emanating from the heavens created the heavens and the earth. These sound waves are said to harmonize into the sound Aum which was the beginning of God's creation according to them. According to the Bible, Aumen (Word) was the beginning of God's creation (Revelation 3: 14).
Apostle Paul's Jewish name was Saul. Even though he was a Jew of Tarsus, he was a Roman Citizen by birth. It was a privilege those days to be a Roman Citizen. It made them Free Citizens (Acts 22: 27-28). By virtue of his Roman Citizenship, he had the Roman name called Paul which he used when he went to the Gentiles. (Paulus means "Little" in the Roman language).
Apostle Paul also claims that he became a servant to all, as a Jew unto the Jews, as one under the law to those under the law, as one without law to those without law, as a weak one to the weak and became all things to all men that he might by all means save some. (I Corinthians 9: 19-22).
Paul wanted to show to the Jews that he was orderly and was keeping the Law of Moses. Therefore Paul, together with another four men shaved their heads and observed the rites of purification required of them for purification for seven days as instructed by James and other elders (Acts 21: 18-27).
With the Gentiles Paul acted in a different manner. The Apostles and the Elders of Jerusalem agreed with Paul that the Gentiles needed no such purification and circumcision too. They were to abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled and from fornication (Acts 15: 19, 24, 29, 21: 25). Paul even accused Peter of double standards in this matter and reprimanded him (Galatians 2: 11-14).
Apostle Paul had to act according to the groups he came into contact with. If all the things mentioned above were right for Paul then, it should be right for us too now. But the Christians are prejudiced when they see the ministry among the various sects of Non-Christians.
When we read of what Apostle Paul did and said we find them interesting. But when it comes to the present day when similar things take place people are unable to swallow. It is too bitter for them to receive it. They become angry and act like the Pharisees of the days of Jesus.
|God Never Left Himself Without Witnesses|
God has never left himself without witnesses to his glorious Truth. He even had the story of salvation written in the Zodiac in the past. Therefore the people have no excuse. According to William Branham the first figure in the Zodiac was the Virgin and the last figure the Lion. Both are said to represent the First Coming and the Second Coming of Christ respectively (Psalm 19: 1).
Bro. Branham claimed that the Great Pyramid made by Enoch too points to the end time. It is modeled after the city of New Jerusalem whose dimensions (Length, Breadth and Height) are the same (Revelation 21: 16). Enoch, before the antediluvian destruction had brought forth a sign which was the Enoch's Pyramid. From the Pyramid too, one could understand the ways of God to a great extent.
"And in this pyramid is seven steps going to the king's chamber. Watch, on the seventh step (if you ever studied the dimensions of the pyramid) what comes out to take the oncomer to introduce to the king. Watch, whose station that is standing there and you'll see the day you're living (in the pyramid)" said William Branham. And he also said "And just before you hit the seventh wall, there's a little introduction plank there, where a messenger comes out to bring you to the king".
Bro. Branham believed in a genuine Pyramid though he did not believe in the so called Pyramid doctrine. According to him there was a Pyramid of Enoch which testified and shows exactly the dimension of the hour we are living in. Enoch was so close with God and walked with Him that he could understand and pattern the pyramid after the City of New Jerusalem.
The Wise men from the East could find out from the stars about the birth of the King of Jews and reach Him by following the line of the stars. Also in the books of other religions certain things are mentioned so that the people have no excuse for themselves at the Judgment. In some of the Vedic Literature we find things written about Jesus Christ, End Time and even Millennium. They even teach against Idol Worship. One has to look at these things without prejudice.
When Apostle Paul was preaching on the Mars' Hill, at Athens, he was preaching to the Greek philosophers of the Epicureans and Stoicks about "The Unknown God" whom they were ignorantly worshipping. He was quoting their own poets to teach them (Acts 17: 22-30 esp. verse 28). It might seem to be an accent of the regional culture dressed in local national fashion. But it was not a distortion of the message as some Christians may think. If it was right for Apostle Paul, it should be now for us too.
In the days of Noah there was a ministry when Noah and Family were safely tucked away in the ark and the door was closed so that no one could open. From inside he was ministering to those outside who were doomed and could not be saved. Many would have mocked him. If some who were convinced wanted to get in, they could not because God had closed the door.
In the days of Sodom & Gomorrah too there was a Bride Ministry for Abraham's Group in which the Lord God Himself visited Abraham and dined with him and transformed the bodies of Abraham and Sarah to be fit for childbirth. Then there was a ministry to the Foolish Virgins for the Group of Righteous Lot. Then finally there was a Blinding Ministry for the Sodomites who were Totally Lost and were meant for Destruction.
|Prophecy of William Branham|
Bro. William Branham had strongly preached about such a ministry for the Totally Lost for (Now) today. They had to recognize Christ to be what He was because God made Him go and preach there. Let us see what Bro. Branham says about this ministry. I give below a few quotations of Bro.Branham concerning this.
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32-7 There'll be a ministry that'll show great wonders (Joel said so), but there'll be no time for redemption. It's all over. The Lamb's done took His Book, and redeemed is over. As Jesus first preached and was rejected and then went and haunted those that were in there, preached to them that were in prison and could not repent, no time for salvation, that same ministry will have to repeat again. What if that could be the Third Pull to the eternal lost? What if it is there? I hope it's not. What if it is? Think of it just a minute now. God forbid, I got children. See? But it sure looks pretty close here.
42-1 Jesus' ministry, when He was healing the sick, He was so wonderful.
42-3 And notice, when the Third Pull of His ministry come, the First was healing the sick, the Second was rebuking their organizations and prophesying what they had done, what they were, and what was coming: what is, what is--will come, what was--what is and will come. That's what He done. Is that right? But His Third Pull was when He preached to the lost that couldn't be saved no more. They were down there where them big painted eyes was. Preached to the souls in hell that did not accept mercy, but were eternally separated from the Presence of God; yet they had to recognize it; what He was, because God made Him there. Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days. As it was, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you. The works that I do shall you also."
42-4 Lost, could never be saved, they had rejected mercy. That was His Third Pull. Now, is there any question? His First Pull, He healed the sick. Is that right? His Second Ministry, He was prophesying. His Third Ministry was preaching to the eternal lost. The three mountains and so forth--the lost, eternal.
42-5 Noah had Three Pulls, and his third was to the lost after the door was shut. For God let him set right there where nobody could enter or go out. They were inside for... On the seventh mountain, the highest mountain, that's where He settled the ark, mountain. See? That right?
|Other Religions And Christianity|
There is idolatry in all religions. The Hindus worship idols. Islam is no exception since the Muslims too worship at Dargas (Tombs) praying to their spirits. But Christianity tops them all. Nicolaitan Doctrine, Synagogue of Satan, Doctrine of Balaam, Jezebel Religion all come from the Church. The Church itself is Satan's (Lucifer's) Throne and Dwelling Place (Page 181 - 188 -Seven Church Ages, Revelation 2 - 3).
Finally they become Lukewarm that God spues them out of His mouth. They are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked and know it not. The Hindus and others know they are idol worshippers but the Christians do not know it. Christ is outside the Church. In many churches I have seen Christians bowing down to the image of the Cross.
In Catholic churches they have images of Jesus, Mary and etc. and they pray to them. But the Bible tells us not to worship images. Even when the New Pope was being elected, I saw Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger leading a procession of Cardinals calling upon Mary, Anthony and other Saints in one of the television channels.
Which is Mystery Babylon? Who is the Mother of Harlots and Mother of Abominations of the Earth? It is the Church. The Bible does not say it is Hinduism and other Religions. I am not saying the other religions are lesser evil but they know their shortcomings. The Christians do not know and understand and that is why it is called Mystery Babylon.
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. The Pot should not call the Kettle black. What is sauce for the Goose is sauce for the Gander too. The Christians should not brand others as Pagan and Idol Worshippers when they too are guilty of the same offences. Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie used to teach that anything (whether even wife or child) you love more than God is an Idol.
God has His message placed in different places. Bro. Lawrie had to go to those Non-Christians for a judgment unto them. He was even invited to address inter-religious conferences in the citadels of Hinduism where the Christians cannot gain access easily. Many sects of Hindus were involved in this ministry in which even a nomadic gypsy community called Narikuravas too participated. This ministry would be a witness against all of them for Judgment. This was the Third stage of his ministry.
|Three kinds of Messages in One Ministry|
Let us look into a scriptural example. In the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, there were three groups of people. Therefore three different kinds of ministries took place. There were three different messages for the three groups of people. But they were all from one source, the Lord God. Jesus said it would be like the days of Sodom and Gomorrah when the Son of Man will be revealed.
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 similar to 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.
Thirdly, 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. Lots 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 had come 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, 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. We can also understand what category they belong to, by the Book they adhere to and the Name they choose to approach God. This accounts for the fact that even after centuries of evangelization beginning with Apostle Thomas to our days, there are still 80% of the people of India who remain in Hinduism.
About 2000 years back, Apostle Thomas ministered in India walking thousands of miles. From the 16th century onwards, missionaries from Europe came to India and led many to the Lord. Then in the 20th century we have had the mighty revivals. In spite of it all, the number of the so called Christians in India is just 2% of the total population which is a Billion plus.
|The Firstborn Portion|
The name above all names is the Birthright for the faith seed of Abraham through Isaac which was Jehovah in Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and in the future the New Name revealed in the Thunders for the Bride of Christ (Rev.3: 12, 19: 11-12). Other Sects use different names like Hagar did, but the name above all names is for the faith seed of Abraham through Isaac (Micah 4: 1-5, Verse 5).
The Firstborn 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 of Abraham coming through Isaac. Ishmael, the son of the bondwoman has no claim or part in them.
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. 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).
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 of the City of New Jerusalem (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 respective places there (Heb 11: 9-10, Math 8: 11, Luke 13: 28-29).
But Hagar, Ishmael, their descendents and others are not mentioned therein because they do not find a place there. They have no claim on the Firstborn portion (Birthright) meant for the faith seed of Abraham through Isaac unless they find their place in the Bride of Christ. 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).
Many of the Ishmaelites have taken to Islam. They are ordained for the Day of Judgment -The Second Resurrection (Revelation 20: 11-15, John 5: 28-29). There the people are judged for their works according to their Books. Islamic Scripture Quran mentions in the opening Sura that Allah 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 at 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 Mystery of God is what Christ the Bridegroom has done in the Second Coming for our redemption just as the secret of Salvation is what Jesus Christ did in the First Coming. It was what Christ did on the cross brought us salvation from our sins. Had the devil known that the shed blood of Jesus Christ would be the ransom for our sins, he would not have instigated the Jews to crucify Him.
Therefore it was a secret which was hidden from Satan and no one knew the secret. The disciples of Jesus Christ did not understand it until Jesus rose from the dead. Thereafter Jesus Himself revealed to His disciples the secret of Salvation and they were ready to receive the power in the new name - Jesus then.
Similarly the Bride will know and understand this secret of the Seven Thunders at the time of resurrection. Christ the Son of David has already done something for our Redemption in the Second Coming. It is what Christ has done for our Redemption that gives us the Rapturing Faith. No one knows it. Even the Angels do not know. Satan cannot know this. But it will be revealed to the Bride at the time of resurrection by Christ Himself.
If we understand the Secret of Redemption now, we will be transformed and the dead in Christ will be left out. But the Bible says the living saints shall not precede the ones that are dead in Christ. Therefore we have to wait until the time of resurrection of the dead in Christ to understand the mystery of Transformation hidden in the Thunders.
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. But the Seven Thunder Mystery which John was forbidden to write is finished and revealed by Christ Himself (Rev 10: 1-7).
John was asked to take the open book from the hand of the Mighty Angel and eat it up. If the Seventh Angel had revealed all from the Book as some people claim, what was the need for John (Bride) to take the whole book from the hand of Christ the Mighty Angel and eat it up? What the Seventh Angel could not reveal and left out is given directly by Christ the Son of David.
The Bride of Christ gets the Truth in its wholeness directly from Christ, the Bridegroom. 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 taking the book directly from Christ and 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. Probably it 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 with the sound of a rushing mighty wind (whoosh) 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).
I pray that the Lord opens your eyes to see the day we are living in. May the Lord prepare our hearts to receive and understand the secret of the Thunders at the time of resurrection. God help us to get the revelation of Rapture and reveal His Glory in us is my prayer. Take care. The time is really short.
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|Yours in Christ's Eternal Love|
|Bro. Deva Evu M. Lawrie|
|God Bless You !|