Bride’s Ministry



  494-4   22. Would the Bride of Christ have... Would the Bride of Christ have a ministry before the rapture? Sure. That's what's going on right now. See? The Bride of Christ... Certainly. It is the Message of the hour (See?), the Bride of Christ. Sure, She's consist of apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and pastors. Is that right? That's the Bride of Christ. Sure, She's got a ministry, great ministry; it's the ministry of the hour; it'll be so humble...



And will every true believer do the works that Jesus said, as stated in St. John 14:12 (Not exactly. No.): heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead (I don't think that's in St. John 14, but it's all right. It's Mark 16.), or--or are--is this only to be Elijah? Must the believer do all that--of this--do really--that really believe? And if he really is a real believer, will he raise the dead and do great miracles?

Now, that is among the believers. See? Every man doesn't have those gifts, and don't mean that just one person will do it; there'll be groups of people. Like for instance, what if--if we had a little girl here in the church, or a little boy, or somebody that we love real well, and life would go out of them. The whole church would get together, and they'd go to pray and fasting: "Lord, have mercy on that child." See? God could raise it up.

How many ever read the Nicene Fathers and them? You know, that's the way they did it in the early church. They'd all get together, you know, and even raise up their pastor sometime and different ones like that, if God seen fit to do it; but they did it.



  Will the Bride--will the Bride before Jesus comes, will she have all power of Holy Ghost to perform miracles, raise dead, and so on, as in the latter rain--or is this the latter rain for the 144,000 Jews? Will all ministers have this, are we--or are we just waiting for the coming?

…And what was the last sign they had before that promised son that they'd waited on all these years re--come back? Was God standing in the form of a Man and could discern the thoughts that was in Sarah's heart (Sarah being the church, representing the church)--discern the thoughts that's in the church that was even behind Him. Is that right? And immediately after that, she changed back to a young woman and him a young man; and Isaac was brought on the scene, the promised son. I believe you're seeing the last thing that'll happen to the church before the rapture. That's exactly. I believe it. The rain is over. Just read the first three chapters of Revelations and you'll see what's promised to the church. That's what's promised, church, right there--the church ages. You noticed the other day when we started them trumpets, the Holy Spirit said, "That don't belong here." See, see?

Now, latter rain, 144,000 Jews, no, that isn't--that--they won't--that's--that's when Elijah and Moses... There's where the miracles take place. The things that the people's been looking for, the Pentecostals, for miracles, that's where that'll take place in that--under them. See, that's Elijah's and Moses'. They smite the earth with curses as oft they will; they close the heavens that it don't rain in the days of their prophecy. And God will stand and fight for them like He did, and He'll bring them out under a mighty hand just exactly like He did in Egypt (See?), out of these "isms" of the world. And He'll do that, but that is not...

We're just to wait on the coming of the Lord. Just wait; keep your lamps trimmed, all filled full of oil. Pray up every hour, not every day, every hour. Just keep ready…



Will there be a move of the Holy Spirit, signs, and wonders, and miracles done by the Bride before she goes away, or are we just waiting for His appearing?

.…Let's see. "Will the--the..." No. This question here is this: "Will there be miracles done by the Bride?" Yes, sir. It's being done right now. That's right. See? But don't look for something that great--or bring the heavens and close the heavens, it rain not. That goes into the--the Jews now. See? That doesn't pertain to this at all; that's Moses and Elijah to the Jews, not to this church at all. Read the first three chapters of Revelations; you get what the church is right there. That's all to the church. And when she comes back with the Bride, when she comes back and... Read... If you want to know about the church, what pertains to it, read Revelations the first three chapters, and then go over to the 19th chapter and start reading from there (See?), you get the Bride. The rest of it is in the Jews there.



  42-1  Can't you see, Spirit-filled people, something's fixing to happen? Don't look for some great big universal something sweeping, nothing but the coming of the Lord Jesus.



  219    But now is the Bride-calling; now's when the Seven Seals has been opened; now when the complete things that the reformers left has to be opened; and only Malachi 4 can do that, because it takes the revelation straight from God to an individual to do so. That's right. It can't come to a group, never did: one man. That's what God promised in the shadows of the coming for His Bride, an Eliezer.


ODDBALL.THE  JEFF.IN  V-6 N-5  64-0614E

  74  Every one of us born into the world... Like I was telling you this morning, nobody was daresn't to follow Moses in there. God never did deal with two, He deals with one always. No one would daresn't impersonate Moses; it was death, natural death to try to impersonate him, to go in that Pillar of Fire with him. So people are not all made--you're not borned in that way to break out into that supernatural, but God set some on the earth to represent Him as an ambassador from Him. And that ambassador is ordained of God to go into the great, unknown supernatural, and discern, and bring out things that the natural mind cannot perceive it. It brings out the mystery of God, foretells things that is, and things that has been and things that will be. What is it? God, God behind skins, human skin! Exactly right!



  E-149  And He's the same Messiah today as He was then, only without a corporal body here on earth. He sent His Spirit back to use your body, my body. Now, you might not be able to do this. We know in the Scripture there's one in a generation, but, see, but...

Yet, you can believe it. And you got other things that you can do.


HE.THAT.IS.IN.YOU  JEFF.IN.  V-6 N-12  63-1110E

  154    Then if He is in you, it's not you any more living; it's Him living in you. See? It's not your thinking and what you would think about this; it's what He said about this. See? Then if He is in you, He absolutely would not deny what He said. He couldn't do it. But He would keep what He has said, and He's trying to find that person that He can vindicate Himself through.  Now, that doesn't mean He has to do it to everybody. In the time that Moses led the children of Israel, there was one: that was Moses. The rest of them just followed the message.



  160  Now, the little--humble little Bride of Christ just simply believes the Word, whoever She is; it's individuals. And I hope that myself and every one of you all are part of that Bride. …all that's been ordained to that will be that, 'cause it's their nature. … the Word can only recognize the Word. It can't recognize a denomination or a perversion. It knows better; It's a Word. See? It can't recognize nothing... A wheat can't be nothing but a wheat. It started a wheat, it'll head up a wheat. And a weed can never be a wheat, yet it's watered by the same anointing.


PERFECT.FAITH  JEFF.IN  V-6 N-11  63-0825E

  155  And now, we become anointed with that same Spirit, anointed messiahs, messiahs of the last day to shine forth the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to show that He is not dead; but in the form of the Holy Ghost He's in His people, moving among His Bride with a love affair to Her, pouring out into Her, Himself. They are becoming one for the wedding supper; and the same signs, promised by the same God, in the same Word, is making His same manifestation. There's nothing left for us to do but believe It, and "believe it" is the substance, and that creates a perfect faith.



  35-3   And now, I believe she's ready to strike that final climax yonder, to bring forth a faith that will rapture the Church into Glory; and She's laying in the Messages! We're really at the end time. We've talked about it and everything, but the thing has moved upon us now. Hear them!


TOKEN.THE  BAKF.CA  V-22 N-8  64-0208

  …the life that was in Christ that cries out better things than any... It speaks, and it speaks loud. It's the Holy Spirit. It speaks plain. It tells us that the time is here, when we see it. For it said it would say it. And then we see it come back, and identify what it said. There's nothing else left but to believe it (that's right), to receive it.



  42-1  Can't you see, Spirit-filled people, something's fixing to happen? Don't look for some great big universal something sweeping, nothing but the coming of the Lord Jesus.



  E-32    The life that was in the blood could not come on the worshipper because, well, it was the animal's life. It was only a shadow, coming up to the real life. Then the chemistry, the blood itself, had to be red upon the door and the post of the door, applied by hyssop, which is just a common weed--showing that you don't have to have some super-faith. You just have to have the same... the faith you got, like you have to start your car, come to church. See? A lot of people think they got to be something... But no, no. That's wrong. Just common faith is all you have to apply the blood by. Hear the Word, believe the Word, apply it. That's all


TOKEN.THE  BAKF.CA  V-22 N-8  64-0208

  14  The blood tonight is applied by simple faith, just not nothing supernatural. It's right around you everywhere. Just simply like a child, reach out and get ahold of it, and apply the blood.  The hyssop is just a simple childlike faith for the believer. It isn't something out of your reach. You don't have to reach very far to get it.  This hyssop that grows in that country, it grows out of the cracks of the walls--a little, kind of a diamond-shaped leaf. You can pick it up anywhere, just as grass, or weeds would be, and in the country here now. Just pick it up, apply it, put it on the door.  That's the way faith is to be applied. Take faith rather, and apply the blood of Jesus Christ by faith to the heart's door. This was going to separate, and make the difference between those who were going out of Egypt, and those who were going to stay in Egypt and perish with Egypt. It made the difference.



  273  Everyone, they was always come to me, said, "Brother Branham, them seven thunders that the voice thundered, and he said `Write it not (See?), but close it up,'" said, "that'll be seven thunders that will be revealed in the last days? See, seven thunders that'll tell us?" Now, don't that sound real good? See? But watch what you're talking about when you say that. He said, "See that you write it not." See? These seven thunders uttered their voices (See?), and He said, "Don't write that (See?), but It's to be sealed up in the Book until the last day."

Now, someone has been, many has been saying to me, and theologians said, "Brother Branham, if the Lord God..." Said, "If--if with your experience that the Lord has given you for His people," humbly saying this, said, "you'd be eligible to write a--a Bible yourself, your Word that God has manifested."

I said, "That might be true." See, he was trying to catch me. See? And I said, "But, you see, I couldn't do that." He said, "Why couldn't? You have all the qualifications."

I said, "But, you look, one word cannot be added or taken away." See?

And he said, "Well then, them seven thunders (You see?)," said, "wouldn't them seven thunders blasting out, won't that be a revelation be give to some man?"

I said, "No, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking something from It." It's all revealed in there, and the seven seals opened up the revelation of what that was. See?

He's still in the Word. You see, you can't get out of that Word. It won't leave the Word. And God's Spirit will never leave that Word. It'll stay right with the Word, blinding some and open the eyes of others. It'll always do that.



  69   …I seen then what it was. Well, as soon as... I got my commission, and the Scripture, "The Seven Seals which is the seven mysteries..." See?

Someone said to me, said, "Now..." Oh, he said, "Well, now, someday the Lord, probably you seeing visions, Brother Branham, will reveal to you what these things are; we can all get closer to God and have more power than we get in speaking in tongues and things."

I said, "It can't be that way."

'Cause, see, I believe the Word to be the Truth. And the Bible said, "Whosoever shall add one word or take one Word from It." It has to be in this Word. See? It's the mysteries that the people's overlooked.



  E-28  you know God by faith. You believe Him, and God reveals Himself to you. I like that, don't you? He's made it so simple, so humble.  Now, so humble and it's so simple, till the wise people can't understand it. It's so simplified, till the wise don't get it.


  18-2, how He said It'll appear in the last days is to bring the people back to the Word, so that the Bride will know Her Husband, know Her Mate, the revealed Word.


  1114-249  ...the translation of the Bride will be the same thing. The Word that's in you, the body will materialize around that Word, and the same thing did by Sarah.


FUTURE.HOME  JEFF.IN  V-3 N-5  64-0802

  38-1  And if you are the Bride... The Bride is a part of the Husband. And if--the only place that you'll ever recognize it, is recognize what part of that Husband, that Word, you are, or you can't recognize being the Bride. How many sees that? See, see? You have to recognize your position. You can't recognize somebody else's.



  58-5   The prophet Paul said, "In the last days the people would be heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, and despisers of those that are good. (Heady, high-minded. See?), having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away; for this is the kind that goes from house to house and leads silly women laden away with divers lust (with shorts and bobbed hair, and everything else)--led away with divers lust," and say, "It's all right. Ah, they're crazy out there. Don't pay no..." See? Never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth.

And these men resisted it as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses: Able to produce a church and produce a group of people just as... But their folly will be made manifest when Jesus takes His Bride and sets Her up here and says, "This is Her," and away He goes with Her. That's right. Their folly will be made known.

Look it. Having the revelation of this secret made known to them by His grace.