Archive for Quotes

An Enemy Or A Brother?

1. Know who your enemy is.
2. Know who your brother is.

I don’t care what it is, see. If it’s against God’s Word, be against it. That’s your enemy. Anything that’s against the Word is your enemy.
Everything that’s for the Word is your brother. He’s a part of you.
~ Rev. William Marrion Branham
65-0829 – “Satan’s Eden”

Memorial Day 2013

“I hoisted the flag. I was with them when they hoisted the flag on Guam. After thousands of American soldiers give their life, and when that little group run up there and throwed the flag up, I was identified at that raising of that flag; every one of us was. All American citizens was identified with that flag hanging over Guam. When I heard that they had put that flag up there, tears run down my cheeks. That was me. That was you. That meant us all, when we was identified there with that.”
~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (64-0411 – “Spiritual Amnesia”)

4 Reasons For Revival

 “So the great thing that we’re after for any revival, is [to bring lost souls to Christ] first; [revive the church back into a spiritual condition, to where it should be, close communion with God]; [bring fellowship among the churches], third; and fourth, [pray for the sick]. That’s–that’s our aim, our try, is sinners first, fellowship and–with the churches, and a close walk with the church to God, and then pray for the sick.” 
~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (59-1123)

Up2Date V (Commercialization)

WILL THE CHURCH GO BEFORE THE TRIBULATION? (58-0309E)

  Oh, there never was a day that’s so much commercial as today. Just used car lots and everything, so much till you can buy a refrigerator this year and pay about four or five hundred dollars for it, and next year nobody wants it. It’s out of style. Don’t you see where the commercial world has your nose to the grind wheel.
  You can buy a car this year, and next year it’s probably as good as the one you could buy then, but it’ll depreciate a thousand dollars, because they change the radiator cap, or they done some little silly something to it. It’s only a sales talk to fulfill the Bible. “As it was the days of Noah… and in the days of Lot…”

INVESTMENTS (63-1116B)

   This “get rich over night.” I had a friend once that had his life savings in a bank, drawing a small interest, and someone come by with a shortcut. You know, we hear today of so many, shortcuts the thing. The world is full of it; advertisements, and television, radio, newspapers. And if the American people fall for such as that!
  Here long ago, I was listening at an advertisement of a–a–a woman, or talking on the–on the radio. I was in my car, going somewhere, and they said, “Use these fine dishwashing powders,” of some sort, “you don’t even have to wash the dishes. You just put them in there, and pour a little bit in and shake it up-and-down; and it’s no washing, no rinsing, no drying, no nothing.” And it was one of the greatest things that science had ever given us.
  And right back over, about the next commercial, was, “Don’t use these new detergents. Look at mother’s hands, how pretty they are. They burn your hands up. Be… have pretty hands like mother, and don’t use the new detergent.”
  And I happened to live in Jeffersonville, at that time, where Colgate Palmolive Peet big factory is, and the same company made both products. See? See? It’s a–it’s a gimmick. And there is so much of it in the world today!
  And I say this with reverence and respects, and I hope it doesn’t sound sacrilegious, but that same thing has got into the church move. God has no shortcuts. You just pay the price. You come and take the way that God provided for us.

Up2Date IV (Instinct)

(63-0607)  BE NOT AFRAID (TUCSON, AZ)

“When Billy and I flew into India, just recently, they had a piece of paper. It’s a bilingual country. And said, “The earthquakes must be over. The birds are returning back.”
Now, India, they don’t have these fine woven fences like we have. They pick up rocks and make their fences, and build their houses, and most of them. And for a day or two, all the little birds that lived in these rocks flew away, and went out. They wouldn’t come back to the rocks, back to their nest. And then what happened? All the cattle that used to come in the–in the evening, when the sun would be hot, and they’d stand in the shadow of these walls, to keep cool; the sheep; they wouldn’t do it. They got right out in the middle of the field and stood against one another.
They thought, “That’s strange. What’s happened to them?”
And then, all at once, an earthquake swept the country. All the walls fell down. And then it was down for two or three days, the earthquakes. Then, all at once, what was left standing up, the little birds begin to come in again, come back. They said, “The earthquakes must be over.”
Don’t you see, friends? The same God in the days of Noah, who could take the birds and the animals, and put them in the ark of safety, away from destruction, that same God still can warn the bird. And the bird only has instinct to go by. If the bird, by instinct, God warning him to get away from the big, falling walls, surely, that by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that we can get away from these big old walls that’s being traditions that’s built around us, and get out there, if we have to stand, one against the other, and keep in the shadow of the Bible.”

The following are excerpts from an article we found on the Discovery News web-site:

The Smithsonian National Zoo put out a comprehensive list of how animals at the zoo reacted to Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia. Here’s a look at how they responded…”

Great Apes
* The earthquake hit the Great Ape House and Think Tank Exhibit during afternoon feeding time.
* About five to ten seconds before the quake, many of the apes, including Kyle (an orangutan) and Kojo (a Western lowland gorilla), abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure in the exhibit.
*  About three seconds before the quake, Mandara (a gorilla) let out a shriek and collected her baby, Kibibi, and moved to the top of the tree structure as well.
* Iris (an orangutan) began “belch vocalizing”—an unhappy/upset noise normally reserved for extreme irritation—before the quake and continued this vocalization following the quake.

Small Mammals
* The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.

Bird House
* The Zoo has a flock of 64 flamingos. Just before the quake, the birds rushed about and grouped themselves together. They remained huddled during the quake.

Up2Date III (Nature)

WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? 
LAKEPORT, CA
60-0722

  He said there would be… The sea would be roaring. Look at it today: tidal waves, never heard of them before in history. Here they are breaking on the shores and killing people. Earthquakes in divers places... I just don’t have the right statistics, but I forget how much that the earthquake has come to a place where every so many hours, there’s so many earthquakes all over the world. Just coming all the time, for the little shell that we live on is becoming thinner and thinner all the time.
  And men go right on living, saying, “There is no such a thing as hell,” look up in the face of God, and deny there is such a thing as hell, and setting on a pot of it. Falling volcanics… And the earth all out of cater… Science says the earth, out in the sea, it’s becoming more shallow; at the North Pole, it’s becoming deeper, because the earth is a spreading out. Oh, it’s just about ready to be delivered. And people see these things…  And He said there would be an unrest in the last days, no peace, unsettled. Look at today, at every nation scared to death. The radio and television screens are set everywhere, I… of the… I mean, radar screens setting everywhere, watching somewhere for a missile to be let loose. And the first missile lets loose, it’s going to be explosion all over everywhere, because every nation is ready. The little nations can’t be ignored any more, because they got the same thing the big nations got. And it’s ungodly men, and it’s ungodly nations.

102 Years Ago Today…

102 years ago today 
God sent a love gift to earth 
To fulfill prophecy, and restore all things.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” (Revelation 10:7)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.” (Matthew 17:11)

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Malachi 4:5)

HOW THE ANGEL CAME TO ME AND HIS COMMISSION (55-0117)
  She said, “Anybody ever tell you you were born under a sign.”

HOW THE ANGEL CAME TO ME AND HIS COMMISSION (55-0117)

  And she said, “You were born on April the 6th, 1909, at five o’clock in the morning.”

HOW THE ANGEL CAME TO ME AND HIS COMMISSION (55-0117)
  And she said, “Now, these three wise men came.” And said, “When they three stars, when they… They come from different directions and they met at Bethlehem. And they said they found out and consulted, and one was from the lineage of Ham, Shem, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah.” And she said, “Then they come and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ.” And said, “When they departed,” said, “they brought gifts and put to Him.”
  And said, “Jesus Christ said in His ministry that when this Gospel has been preached to all the world (Ham, Shem, and Japheth’s people), then He would come again.” And she said, “Now, those planets, heavenly planets, as they move around…” Said, “They separated. They’ve never been on the earth since, known. But” said “every so many hundred years, they cross their cycles like this.” If there happen to be an astronomer here, you might know what she was talking about. I don’t. So when she was talk-… Said, “They cross like that.” And said, “In commemoration of the greatest Gift that was ever given to mankind, when God gave His Son. When these planets cross themselves again, why,” said, “He sends another gift to the earth.” And said, “You were born on the crossing of that time.” And said, “That’s the reason I knew it.

IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR? (62-1230E)
  This Magi said to me, “You’ll never be successful in the East.” Said, “You were born under a sign.” And said, “You… That sign, that constellation, when they crossed, way out in there, the day of your birth, they were hanging westward. And you must go westward.”
WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION ON THE MOUNTAIN (65-0725E)
  That’s what the attraction is. The predestinated Seed of God who can’t do nothing else but follow It, means more than life to us. Take our lives, but you don’t take That. What is the attraction? God, as usual, fulfilling His Word.
WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION ON THE MOUNTAIN (65-0725E)
  What is this Light up on Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest of Arizona? What is this strange thing that happened up there, that the people has been driving east from west, picking up the rocks that laid around there where It struck? And every one of them, every one rock, has three corners on it, that It tore off. (The three are One.) They’re laying on desks, on paperweights, across the nation. What is this strange thing upon Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest?
  Junior Jackson listening in, you remember the dream he had that I interpreted, “going towards the setting of the sun”? And this happened on “Sunset” Mountain. It’s the evening time, sunset time. The sunset Message through a setting of history, a setting of prophecy, rather, being fulfilled. And it shall be Light at the evening time, upon Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest, forty miles north of Tucson.

Up2Date II (Perversion)

62-0123 FORSAKING ALL (TEMPE,AZ)
Look in the world today. The history of the world has never seen so many perverts as we got today. And my mail is filled with mothers, crying, from over here in California. Reading the newspaper, that perversion, why, it changed in California, I think, on around thirty percent, over the year before. Perversion, it’s everywhere, filth. Schools, religious schools, have to excommunicate people out of their schools, has a hard time picking out. Perverts, “changing the natural course,” just like it was in Sodom, we see it that way.

63-0605 GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE (TUCSON, AZ)
There’s never been a time, since Sodom, that homosexuals and perversion was on the march as it is now. You ought to go in my office and read the mail of mothers from California and around, about their boys’ living. Oh, it’s terrible! And I picked up a paper here, a couple years ago, flying over Los Angeles, and where it said that–that the great sin of Sodom was on such an increase there till it had increased twenty percent over the year before. And all out through, even to government officials, and it’s everywhere. Sin!
It’s because that women has made themselves so cheap. They have brought it upon themselves. And it’s–it’s a cheap affair. Used to be, you took off your hat, to a woman on the street. And now you’d do it, she’d laugh in your face. See? You–you… We’ve made ourself a bunch of corruption, so degrading ourselves.

Up2Date I (Economy)

Up2Date

This is a new section we recently had an idea for.

‘Up2Date’ will include quotes we hear of that are so up to date they seem as though they had to be spoken for our time.

I am including a few that I have heard recently (in regards to the economy) in this first post.

If you would like to share some of the ‘Up2Date’ quotes that you run across please e-mail them to twomessageministers@gmail.com and we will consider including them in future ‘Up2Date’ posts.

God bless you,

– Bro. Nathan Bryant

AN UNCERTAIN SOUND (MIDDLETOWN, OH 61-0315)
There’s no certainty in national security any more, because you can’t dig far enough under the earth to keep them from blowing you out. You can’t–there’s nothing to do. We’re just at the end of the road. And we take then and some of the other things there’s no certainty.
I was hearing on the newscast coming up here, that there’s more jobless people now than there was during the time of–of President Hoover’s depression time, more jobless people than there was during his administration and during the time of 1930, along in there. Many of us of that age, remembers it, when we’d eat little bit–bit of potatoes with little jackets on them and eat jacket and all, because just got them once in a while and have them breakfast, dinner, and supper–how hard it was. And now, because they can say that, there’s almost a third more people in the United States than there was then.

THE UNCERTAIN SOUND (BLOOMINGTON, IL 61-0415E)
So there we have no–no sound of security in national defense. Our jobs, we have no security in our–our jobs. It’s all uncertain. Let a man pass about thirty-five years old, they’ll root you out. They’ll get a young man so they won’t have to retire you. And after you pass forty years old, you try to get a job even digging a ditch; you’ll have to have a high school diploma before you can do it. And they’ve got a little button they can press, and then take care of that anyhow. Your jobs–you ain’t got no security in your jobs. I don’t know how true this is, but I’ve been told that there’s more people out of work right now, than there was during the time of President Hoover’s depression, because there’s more people. What’s the matter? It’s just a place where there’s no certainty in these things. You’re not certain of your job. Somebody can take your place in the morning.

Calling from both sides

THE.SEAL.OF.THE.ANTICHRIST_ LA.CA FRIDAY_ 55-0311
But I don’t mean to hurt you; I mean that we get this straightened out. You’ll see one of the greatest revivals that ever swept the country. That’s right. We get back to the starting place, begin right. There’s only one thing to do; that’s come back, if you see you hit the wrong road, make back-tracks, go back and see where you started from.
Man usually, when he’s borned in the Kingdom of God, his face set right straight towards Calvary. Now, if he’s just a little bit emotional, he will go off on fanaticism. If He’s just a little bit his shrewd education, he will get so starchy, that he sets over on this side. That’s right. But the true Church of the living God, goes right down to the center of the highway, preaching a sane solid Gospel, calling from both sides. Amen.
That’s what we need today, a church that he wouldn’t be ashamed for anyone to come into. It’s perfectly governed by the Holy Spirit, no fanaticism, no starchy, just a good warm church, filled with God’s Spirit. Watch that, the good solid Gospel teaching pastors. That’s what we need. Amen. God help us to have it. God wants us to have it.

I’d like to use this post to “call from both sides”. Bro Nathan and I were discussing the VGR quote of the day from 5/31/2010 the other day. We both noticed how, depending on your view point, you may read/hear this quote.

If you were to highlight important parts of the following quote, what would you highlight?

PUTTING.ON.THE.WHOLE.ARMOR.OF.GOD_ S.PINES.NC THURSDAY_ 62-0607
Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See? But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!

Go ahead, try it. Think it through.

Here’s a couple scenarios we thought of:

What one viewpoint might highlight:

PUTTING.ON.THE.WHOLE.ARMOR.OF.GOD_ S.PINES.NC THURSDAY_ 62-0607
Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See?
But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!


What another viewpoint might highlight:

PUTTING.ON.THE.WHOLE.ARMOR.OF.GOD_ S.PINES.NC THURSDAY_ 62-0607
Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See? But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!

You see? We can make the same quote emphasize two totally different viewpoints. I’m reminded of the following quote:

THE.SIGNS.OF.HIS.COMING_ CLEVELAND.TN SATURDAY_ 62-0407
Moses and his sign, God-given sign, Scriptural sign… Do you believe Moses’ sign was Scriptural? How did Moses know? How did Moses know it was God? When he went down there he understood, being born to be a prophet, he had the Word of the Lord he knowed. So he goes down there to deliver Israel, and he found out he was out of date. The people didn’t want him. A prophet can never deliver his message unless the people wants to hear it. So God just called His prophet in the wilderness. Sure. Took him out there and let the people suffer a little longer till they was ready. Moses was ready; God was ready; but the people wasn’t. They stayed forty years longer because they wasn’t ready. That’s exactly right.

Are we ready to hear the message – the ENTIRE message yet? Or do we only want to hold to the parts we like to emphasize?

I implore you, please pray to our Lord and Savior and ask for His revelation in our lives. The sooner we throw down OUR ideas, and are open to HIS leading and ALL the Word says, the sooner we can take our promised land.

May His coming rejoice your heart,
Bro Trevor