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The Strong and Sore Sw
The Great, Strong and Sore Sword
Preached in August 2022 by Bro Joshua
May the Lord bless all of you for the night fellowship. We just desire that his presence be with us because He will answer our prayers, and our faith will grow.
There is a scripture I just want to share with you tonight for a short while. Not quite long, just a short while, sharing. And it is in Isaiah 27. He says, from Isaiah 27 from verse 1, that in that day the Lord with his sore and great sword, His sore and great and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan the crooked serpent. And he shall slay the Dragon that is in the sea. In that day sing ye unto her, the vineyard of red wine. I the Lord do keep it. I will water it every moment lest any hurt it. I will keep it night and day. Furry is not in me. Who will set the briars and the thorns against me in battle? I will go through them. I will burn them together. Or let him take hold of my strength that he may make peace with me and he shall make peace with me. Amen.
I was just contemplating and musing over these words as I was reading; what they mean and how much can be in them. But first I looked at verse one; I just mused a bit and contemplated a bit on this one thing where the Lord has promised that He with His sore and great and strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercings serpent.
So, there is such a one called Leviathan the piercing serpent. I believe that has something to do with our enemy, the Old Enemy of the human; it has something to do with the powers of darkness; it has something to do with the antichrist; the piercing serpent... Must be something to do with that antichrist, the same is called the crooked serpent. So crooked that all his ways and manners are crooked, His nature is crooked and everything about him is crookedness, but God has promised to punish him for all his wickedness.
After all has come to the right time, the fullness, then God turns back to punish the oppressor, who has been misleading others; who has been punishing others; misleading others into the trap of death, slaying others with death. So, the Lord has promised that He will also punish him, but He will have to use the sore and great and strong sword... What is that? The Word! The Great Sword is always the Word. 🗡️
Now, what must be that sword? There is no other greater sword that is sore and strong than God's Word. Because the Bible says the Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword, piercing to the dividing asunder of the soul, and the Spirit, and the marrow, and the joints and all that. So, the strong, sore and great sword should be his Word. That sword, is the sword of the Spirit, is the Word of God.
But then he says that in that day sing ye unto her a vineyard of red wine. So how does this go together with the Strong, Sore Sword? Because in that day, when He with His sore, strong and great sword will punish Leviathan, and it is the same day to sing unto her a vineyard of red wine. We shall see by and by that they are connected.
After punishing Leviathan, He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. Now, the dragon, is that old serpent, now there is the serpent that deceived the woman, and there is also the dragon. So much about that serpent, he is the deceiver, the one that deceived Eve and Adam, the Antichrist. The Beast, is the Antichrist; the subtitle beast.
And of the dragon in the water; the dragon in the sea, He says, after punishing Leviathan then He will slay the dragon which is in the sea, and the sea means multitudes of people. The sea always represents a multitude of people. So, the dragon is in the people, is in the multitudes of people; that's where he is found; where he dwells... the multitudes of people on earth makes a sea. And this dragon is in that sea of people, that's why they behave the way they do. That's why they are rebellious to the Word the way they are, because the dragon is in the them, swimming in the river of carnal pleasures, and those waters are the people; the multitude of them makes that water in which the dragon is found. But He will slay him. What by? He will use His sore, great and strong sword to slay the dragon. 🗡️
Such a sword that will slay the dragon cannot be anything else but the Word of God. And the Word of God that can do such a thing cannot be just reading from the Bible; cannot be some theology or some teaching; cannot be some church history, not some church doctrine, neither some religion. Such cannot do it, they are not a strong, sore sword.
It has to be a sharp, strong, two-edged sword, and that must be the revealed Word. It has to be that Word out of those seven thunders, that which has not been known until that time.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:12-13 KJV
That is always the sharp sword against the enemy of truth. Notice that the very sword has eyes before which nothing can be hidden from, then the Word of God is a person, he is a man with eyes.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Revelation 19:11-15 KJV
He and the sword that projects out of his mouth are one, for as a man thinks in his heart so he is, and from the abundance of the heart a man speaks. So, the sword out of His mouth is himself expressed.
When Branham was in the West, being called to go there to receive God's Word of Revelation that pertained to the seven seals, then one early morning, he went to the mountains to pray, and a sword was put in his hand, and he was told that that was the sword of the king. 🗡️
So, what he was going to receive in the revelation of the seals, was to be the sharp sword. It was going to be the sword of the king against His enemies. The Word from the beginning it is.
So, we see from there that the revelation of God's Word is a sword, not just some teaching of the Bible, not what people learn about the Bible, that's not a sword. The sword of the Spirit is the revelation of the Word! The same is the Son of God.
Now, when we say the revelation of the Word, when we take it specifically, it's not just some scriptures being explained. No, but it is the revelation of the very Word, the spoken Word of God by which He created all things. The revelation of the very Word of God is God, because in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. It is the revelation of that Word that slays the enemy, not just some scriptures being explained, not some versus of the bible being taught, that's not it, but the revelation of God's Word.
But what's God's Word that when revealed is a great, sore, strong sword? God's Word is that which was in the beginning with God, and the same was God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That's the sore and great and strong sword; is the revelation of that Word. 🗡️
God reveals Himself in His son Jesus, and the more revelation of Him unfolds from within him the more a sharp sword he becomes. The more of God's glory is revealed in him the more a sore sword he becomes. And all about him is sword, whether it be face, eyes, mouth, breath, hands or legs; everything on him is an armour.
By that Word, God created all things; He created the worlds by that Word; He created heaven and earth by that Word; He created all spirits by that Word; He created all living things by that Word. Now, by that same Word, as a great, strong and sore sword, God slays His enemy. By what will God slay His enemies? By Jesus Christ! That is the only true Word of God, the rest are just illustrations about him. Yea, the living Word of God is Jesus Christ. By him He created all, by him He saves all who believe and by him He destroys all who don't believe.
Yes, there is the name of Jesus! the new name, a name which no man knows, and the same is the Word which God spoke in the beginning, by which He brought forth His first begotten, the same is His first begotten, by him the LORD will slay His enemies.
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.  And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.  And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord , and my God shall be my strength.  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:1-3,5-6 KJV
There is God's polished shaft; there is his quiver. The LORD is in him and he is in the LORD. By him therefore, the LORD slays His enemies.
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 KJV
There is the Sword of the King, the Word from God's mouth. 🗡️
And the prophet went to get the revelation of the seals, and was given that sword which was as glistening chrome; chromium that is, and it was sharp like a razor, and it was glistening in the light of the sun, and he was told that it was the sword of the king. "Don't fear, this is the third pull." The silent voice said.
So, the third pull had to do with the sore, strong and great sword by which God will have to fight against His enemy.
Now, brother Branham was only introducing that sword. He was only given to introduce the sword, for he was not that sword, but was sent to prepare the way for it... as we have said, what is the real sword? The Bible says it's the Word of God. The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword. But what is that Word? Out of his mouth goes a two-edged sword. But what is that sword? It is God's Word. What is the Word of God which is sharper than a two-edged sword? What's the Word of God? That which God expresses from His heart, and since God dwells in Christ in fullness, he is the manifestation of every thought of God, thus he is the Word. All that God thinks within Himself is revealed as Jesus Christ. Yes, God dresses Himself with His son Jesus Christ, and the more He reveals, the more a sore, great and strong sword Jesus becomes. The more God unfolds from His thoughts, the more glory and majesty clothes His son.
Yes, you find that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And as John the Baptist was a man sent from God to prepare the way of the Word, so was Branham; and as John was not that Word (🗡️) but was sent to bear witness of the Word that should come into the world after him, so was Branham.
So, that's the sore, great and strong sword; it has to be the Word, it can't be anything else because God's Word is His sword, the sword of the king; His sword comes out of his mouth. That means it is the Word because whatever comes out of a mouth is a word. And if his sword comes from his mouth, then that's the Word, the very Word which was in the beginning with God, and which was God. That is the strong, sore sword. It is God revealed, the great sword. 🗡️ God is a great, strong, sore sword, He is a consuming fire. Oh, what a sore sword God is!
Now, let us see, before we finish commenting on every other verse which we have read in Isaiah, let's refer from the book of Deuteronomy chapter 32, the book of Deuteronomy chapter 32. Let us read from verse 34. Deuteronomy chapter 32 from verse 34.
Is not this laid up in store and sealed up among my treasures? To me belongeth vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slide in due time for the day of their Calamity is at hand. And the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the Lord shall judge His people and repent Himself for His servants. When He sees that their power is gone and there is none shut up or left, and He shall say; Where are their gods? Where are their gods? Their rock in whom they trusted, which did eat the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am He. And there is no God with me. He says see now that I, even I, am He; that is that name which He told Moses that, I am that I am. He says, I, even I, am He.
He is the one; He is... so you refer to Him as He is. His name in the third person is 'He is.' First person 'I am,' second person, 'You are,' third person, 'He is.' So, He says, I even I, am He, in the third person He is referring to Himself in the third person. It is He; so, you can say from your side, you say, "It is He," but if He is the one, He says, "I am He."
So, it is He or He is, either way, is that name which is called 'He is' or 'it is He.'
So, He says, I even I, am He. He who is. The one who is, because there's no other who is besides Him.
Whoever is cannot miss anywhere, but if you miss anywhere, then you are not perfect, not complete, because I can simply move somewhere else where you are not. You see? And if you miss being there, it means that you are not perfect, but God does not miss anywhere and that makes Him perfect.
So, he says, I am He. That is 'He is,' everywhere, every place, every time He is. So it's is He who is and no one else is.
When He says, "I am the LORD," ...as He spoke to Moses, He ended by saying, I am the LORD. That is, He is the one who is, that means He is the one who is there.
When he says, "I am the LORD," you know that "LORD" is capitalized, meaning Jehovah or Yahweh. So, that means He is saying, "I am He that is," or "I am the one who is; there is nobody else besides me. Don't look for another, it's me that is. There is no other that is there like me. There is no other that can be found besides me."
So, He says, it is I. So, that's what He is meaning by that. That see now that I even I am he. He is the one who is and there is nobody else besides him. Don't look for anything else besides him. He is the only one, and He is the one who is, others are not. They seem to be but they are not. Because the Bible says those who seem to be something, they are nothing, but those who seem to be not there, they are the very ones who are there. Those who seemed to be something, who looked to be somebody, who are exalted to seem to be anything, in actual sense they are not, but one who is, is the basest, like he is nothing, like He is not there but He is the one.
That's what that name is means. Others seem to be and they are not, they are liars. Their very existence is a lie; seemingly they are there, when they are not. Their very existence is a lie, but there's one who is and his existence is very truth. His very existence is real and what He does is real, what He stands for is real, what He builds is a real. His foundation is a rock and is real; but the rest, their works are not real. They seem to be yet they are not; just like a flower on the rock; it seems to be but it's not, just like a mirage, it seems to be and it's not; just like an image in the mirror, it seems to be there yet it's not. So, are the works of all others, so is anything else.
Anything else seems to be and it's not. Thus, all His enemies seem to be but they are not. They seem to be something, they look big, they exalt themselves, they brag about great things. They go about exalting themselves, but in real sense they are not. It is He alone who is. That's why the Bible says when you come to Him, you should believe that He is; that nobody can please him unless he believes that He is. That whoever comes to God must believe that He is, to please him. You have to have faith that believes that He is, because he's the only one who is, and you can't be unless He makes you the same like Himself. He is the only one who can make you to be, the one who is, is the one who can make you to be. There's no way you can do without him. He is the first one who is and by himself He is, but for you, you cannot be unless He makes you to be.
So, He is the one who is; that is His name. That's the name I AM, means Him that is; by himself He is, but nobody else can be without him. Without Him was not anything made that was made. So, without Him there's nothing else. So that's why he says, it is I, it is I who is.
That do you see now? That I, Even I, am He. You see? I am He. So that He speaks in Isaiah and says, I have not spoken in secret from the time that it was, He says that I have not spoken in secret from the beginning, from the time that it was, there Am I. You see? There Am I, he says even I, I am He and besides me there is no other. Says it is me. He says I am He. You see in Isaiah he says I am He. So what does that mean? He says I am He. So it is He, He is the only one who is. Others look like they're there, but they're not there, so don't waste your time with them. Others seem to be there yet they are not, so don't waste time with them. Things which seem to be and they are not, you only waste time with them. There is only one thing which is true and really there and a true foundation and a true Rock for your existence; He is the only one who provides for that. The rest seem to be and they are not. So, they are liars. All these things of this world, all these things of this civilization, all things about knowledge and science, whatever man cumbers himself with, whatever man struggles to make up, they are things which seem to be but they are not.
They are not. They will be proved lies. They can be proved lies. That beautifully looking house which is a great storey building; a great storey building which attracts the eyes, let an earthquake past there and you won't see a storey house there, it was a lie then. It was deceiving somebody that it's a house, a beautiful house, a place to dwelling but when an earthquake passed there, there was no house there anymore, but just rubbles, they were just debris; kind of a mixture of a mess of junk.
Therefore, we find that those are lies, whatever man comes up with is a lie, He builds a home which is a lie. Comes up with some developed whatever, which is a lie, but God alone is He; besides Him there is no other, and Hes the only one who can make you to be. He has to be your rock; there is no other rock besides Him.
So, he says, "See now, I even I, am He, and there is no God with me. He says "I am He." The one you look for it's me. Hes telling you that theres no other, so why are searching elsewhere? You cannot find another, you can only end in confusion and in despair. He is the only one, so how can you confuse Him with anything else? You cannot confuse Him with anything else. It is He, He's the one you're looking for, he is the one you're thirsting for, He's the one you're craving after, He's the one you are desiring, He is the one you are longing for. He's the one you need, He's the only one, so you cant confuse Him with some idol in the name of a religious leader. There is only one Kenya in the world, one country called Kenya in the world, isnt it? So, can you mistake it with another country? And be mistaken thinking this is Kenya when it is Zambia. There's only one Kenya in the world, you can't confuse with another. If things are there which are two or three, you can confuse and and end up with some other one, the real one, because they are many of the same kind. But if there is only one thing, then you don't mistake it, you just go for that. Just ask the way to that, where its found.
So, He is the only one. The Living God is only one, so you just can't confuse Him with anything else. If you need Him really; if you desire to have Him, He is right there with you. He's the only one who is there.
Now, that I, even I, am He. I am the one you are looking for.
"I want this, I want that, I desire that, am seeking for the eternal one."
"Then, I am He." That's what He will tell you.
"I want Comfort, I want joy, I want peace, I want life, I want salvation, I want blessings..."
He will answer you, "I am He."
Why do you waste time going after some religion? That religion is not He. You waste time joining some group; some society, that's not He. That's plain. it should not deceive anybody. That church, that religion, whatever it is, that group over there, that society, whatever it is, it is not He. It is not the one, it is not He, obviously it's not He.
So, you go to him, He is the one. You need a treasure? You need an inheritance? You need eternal life? You need a home? He is the one! He's the only one who is, the rest are liars and they are lies. No need to go after lies.
See now that I, even I, am He; the one you need, the one you desire, the one whom you should have, the one you should seek after, the one you should build yourself upon; He is the one. See? To all your questions, He's the one; for all your desires, Hes the one; for all your needs, He is the one. He the one for your riches. Therefore, He simply says, "I am He, I am the one you are looking for."
Say, I want so and so, I desire to have such and such, whatever and whatever; "I am He." Tells you straight. "You have arrived." That is it. "I, even I, am He and there is no God with me."
He is more than a God. He's more than something to be worshipped. A God means what? An object of worship. The word god means an object of worship coined from some goods. Goods are things to be sold and bought because they are desired. So Goods become gods. That's why they used to make gods out of Silver, out of Gold; things which are desired... out of some jewel, things that are desired are goods; the word good was shortened to god; an object to be worshipped. But God is not an object to be admired or worshipped. You see? He's not for admiration, an object is for admiration for how it looks, how it's attractive. That's a god.
So, He says there's no God with him to be admired. Are you seeing that? He just simply says in His name, I am which is Jehovah which Yahweh, that I am he and there is no God with me.
So, if you're looking for a god, forget, you are searching some god around Him. Some good object? Something to admire, something attractive, something in the name of money; there's nothing like that with Him. Don't expect from Him, you are lost. Something like that is not with Him. God, what's a god? Elohim is not God in English, Hebrew to English. You can't translate Elohim to English. Elohim means the Breath of Life, exceedingly strong beyond measure, put that in English and see. You cant get the same word in English. God in English is something attractive, something that is worshipped. And what is that? Something that attracts worship, means attracts admiration. They worshipped the Beast wondering after him in admiration. Who is like the Beast? Who can fight against him? They were admiring and wondering after him. So that's worshipping a god. Something that's admired, something that's perplexing, something that is attractive or surprising; astonishing, that causes Wonder that makes people stand in awe and admiration and wondering and amazed, marveling; that's a god. But God, Elohim is not just a god; he's not in fact a god. He is Elohim! That is all.
Anyway when you strike that, then somebody with knowledge will scratch his head, but will never see it. The English title God does not mean Hebrew Elohim, you wouldnt have translated that, there is no equivalent word in English. There was no equivalent name in English to mean Elohim in English, nothing. If you had to translate anything about Elohim and retain the meaning then you had to literally translate it. That is you just write it the way it is, in English, the way you say Joshua in Hebrew and Jesus in Greek. Are you seeing that? So, it's just literally translated; Joshua then how do the Greeks pronounce? Or how do the Latins pronounce Joshua? So their pronunciation seems to say Jesus instead of Joshua. So therefore that's literally translating it. Like you say Emmanuel in Hebrew then in English. They just take the same name but only put it in an English pronunciation.
That's the only way they could have done it for Elohim to retain the meaning. They should have retained it by just saying, In the beginning Elohim Created heaven and earth, that would sound rightly, but when you say God, the meaning of God in English is not the meaning of Elohim in Hebrew, simple and straightforward, it's not. Because the word god in English means an object of worship, but Elohim cannot be an object. He's not an object. An object is something you see but can you see God? He is invisible. Jesus is the image of the invisible God. So God being invisible how can he become an object? An object is something observable. Something that attracts admiration by the way it appears. God does not command any admiration by the way He appears because He is invisible. You see? Are you seeing that? He's just revealed. So He doesn't cause any admiration. He doesn't cause any wonder and amazement or any marvel. But if He is a god, something that is a god, He is an object of worship, an object of admiration; the meaning of God, means an object of worship. But the word Elohim does not mean an object of worship, it means the breath of Life. That's a living breathe, that is exceedingly strong beyond any imagination or beyond any measure. That's what it means by Elohim. Which has no equivalent word in English. So because of that, being that it has no same word in English, then it should have been translated literally as Elohim, saying, "In the beginning Elohim created heaven and earth, and Elohim said" that's the name of a being, you can as well just carry it the way it is into another language. Whatever your name is, you can carry it the same way, like the name John is Johanna, Yohanan in Hebrew, John in English has been literally put; translated, literally into English. English pronunciation is John, Hebrew translation is Johannan, but names of God were translated in a manner as to lose their original meaning. Instead of leaving them in the Hebrew original meaning, they substituted with the titles of their gods. That is their deity. Their deity, the English deity was called God, which word doesn't mean the same as Elohim. Just like John in Hebrew has no equivalent name John in English. It must just be literally translated. Are you seeing that? There is no similar word in English unless if you interpret it.
Johannan in Hebrew means the gift of Grace, Johannan means the gift of Grace. So one word of that in English, gift of Grace, what is it? You may never find one word for a gift of grace, and it may not even sound a name if it was there. In Hebrew it sounds a name; Johanan: gift of Grace, but in English you may never find the same kind of word meaning the gift of Grace. So you have to literally translate it; Johanan to John. You see that?
That's the only way the original meaning of Elohim could have been kept, by literally translating it into English. So they would just say, In the beginning Elohim created heaven and earth. That would stop so many problems, but when they began to translate it, that's where they missed it.
When He says, He is, in Hebrew it is Yahweh, He is in Hebrew is Yah or Yahweh. Instead of translating it literally, they try to make it some LORD which makes it lose the original meaning. LORD cannot be the same as Yahweh. LORD in English does not mean the same as Yahweh in Hebrew. Do you see it? That is misinterpreting and mistranslating the Bible. Since Yahweh is a name, retain it.
A lord, in English is a landlord; an owner of a big farm, a big farmer, owning a big farm raising a lot of crops like Cain; such a man is what is called a lord in English rendering, which is same in other languages, like Bwana in Kiswahili, Omwami owe bibiamo in Kibukusu, means a lord, that's an owner of a big land that raises a lot of crops. God is not so. That is a Cainite!
Elohim is a shepherd, is a good shepherd and not a farmer. A Lord means a farmer, that's some Cain; see? That's where that name originates from, but Elohim is Yahweh. There's no place in scriptures where God said I am Adon, He always said I am Yahweh. And the Lord in English is only substituting Yahweh but Yahweh does not mean Lord in English. So what's wrong with these people? They should have taken the names literally into English.
When you're writing something about somebody, his name remains, whether you are writing in English or in any other language, the name remains. You can only alter the sounding a bit to suit the pronunciation in that other language, but the name remains. Your name in Lubukusu remains the same in Kiswahili or English. You don't have to change your name if you are writing about yourself in English, you don't change your name and try to put there an English equivalent, there's no English equivalent for your name. Amen. You get that? Isn't it?
That's what he says that there is no God with me. So don't say there is no other god, you're missing the scripture. With him there is no god, there is no God with him. That's English God, he is Elohim - Yah. He is Yahweh Elohim and doesn't mean a god. Yahweh does not mean a god, neither does Elohim mean a god. So, with Him there is no God.
Hallelujah. See now that I even I am He. See? Build yourself there. You know by Revelation that it is He. All these other things are not. They don't mean anything; they are not, because they don't mean anything. So, have faith that summarizes everything upon Him. That it is He, anything else is not there, is a lie. Might be a sweet lie, but it remains a lie. It may be an attractive lie, but it remains a lie. So let them be what they are, they are lies, they're not there. Whatever is a lie, seems to be but it's not, so it's only He who is; only Elohim is so, His name is Yahweh. Elohim is the only one who is Yahweh that's why he says, I am He. The rest are not. So they are liars and any liar means he is not what he tells you to be. He is not what he seems to be. He's not what he portrays himself to be. So, therefore, he is not, seems to be but he is not. The rest of the things, the rest of the persons, the rest of whatever are called gods, they seem to be but they are not. But there is one who is and ever will be, the living Elohim.
So we call him God in English alright, let them call Him as that but the truth of the matter is that He is Elohim, which you can't have the same rendering in English. You see now, that I, even I, am He and there is no god with me, I create and I make alive, I wound and I heal. Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
You remember what he said in the other verse in Isaiah? That who can make a fence of thorns and briars for me? That who can prevent me by a fence of thorns and briars to withhold me? He says I will pass through it.
Verse 40 in Deuteronomy 32, says that for I lift my hand to heaven and say I live forever... In Revelation 10, He swears by Him that liveth forever and forever. Takes an oath by Himself, by him that lives forever and forever. He liveth where? In Him! God dwells in Jesus Christ.
He lifted up His hand to heaven... you remember that messenger of the Covenant of Revelation 10 with a rainbow? Lifted up his hand to heaven and swore by him that liveth forever and forever, that created heavens and things that are therein, the earth and things that are therein and the sea and the things that therein are. He swears by Him that liveth forever and forever. Then here He says, For I lift up my hand to heaven and say I live forever. Amen.
And revelation 10 the messenger lifted up his hand to heaven and swore by Him who liveth forever? Amen.
And to Abraham when He made the Covenant with him, on the mountain with Isaac, the angel of the Lord called out of heaven and said, By myself have I sworn, that surely in blessing I Will bless thee. That by myself have I sworn.
So, the angel that swears by Him who liveth forever and forever is the Angel of the covenant. Because the Bible says the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham from heaven and said, By myself have I sworn says the Lord, that in blessing I will bless thee. So, here He says, I lift up my hand to heaven and say I live forever. What is that? Swearing, lifts up his hand to swear, to take the oath that he liveth forever and forever. He is there forever. It is he and only he always there and forever.
Now verse 41; If I whet my glistering sword... do you see that glistering sword? If I whet my glittering sword and my hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. Do you see that? The strong, great and sore sword? It is he! He takes his glistering sword, His Son... and when Branham was in the West, in the Catalina mountain, and was praying with his hands lifted up, very early in the morning, then a sword, sharp like a razor, struck his hand, and he was told that it's the sword of the king. And it was glistering in the light. It was a glistering sword that struck his hand. A glistering sword...🗡️.
So, what's that sword? It is the Word of God. He says that I will whet my glistering sword in the heavens. Whetting passing a sword through something that can sharpen it. Like you pass a sword through sand. That is whetting. Then He says that if I whet my glistering sword... then what does he do? And mine hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to my enemies and reward them that hate me.
There is that sore great and strong sword by which He will punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, and Leviathan the Crooked serpent, shall be punished by the glistering sword of the king and he will slay the dragon that is in their waters. The dragon in the waters... the waters are peoples and multitudes and tongues and languages filling the earth. The dragon is in those waters which are peoples, but He has promised he is going to slay the dragon out from among the people; he will slay him out of the waters. Though he plays in the waters claiming the river is his but will be cast out. The waters are peoples and multitudes and tongues and nations, and the dragon is in them as in a pool of water, but God, Elohim, has promised that He is going to slay the dragon by His sore, great and strong sword of the Word.
Time is coming for vengeance and He will render to His enemies that vengeance, according to their works shall He render to them. And that sword is waiting for the work. And what's that sword? We have seen that Elohim's sword, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. That's not the Bible. The Bible is just some descriptions about the Word, is just some history of the actions of the Word against the antiword, but the Word is there. It was there in the beginning with God and the same Word was God.
So you surely know that God is not the Bible. You know very well that your Bible is not God, you know better than to be told that. The Bible is not your God. Is just descriptions about what God's word has done against what the devil has done. But God's Word is there, which was in the beginning with God and which was God manifested. That's the sword.
You want to see how glistering it is. Amen. The glistering, if I wate my glittering sword. The third pull sword. He was told this is the third pull, with that glistering sword in his hand. Then a voice spoke in his heart that this is the third pull; a strong, great and sore sword by which He will slay the dragon, and by the same sword He will punish Leviathan the piercing serpent and punish Leviathan the Crooked Serpent. And by the same sore, great and strong sword He will slay the dragon from among the waters. And that's the third pull. What's the work of the third pull? Is to slay the dragon which is in the waters. What are those waters? Peoples and multitudes and tongues and languages filling the earth, and the dragon is ever swimming in these waters upon the earth, the dragon ever swims there, claiming that the water is his.
There is the promise that Elohim by his sore and great and Strong sword shall have to punish that Leviathan, piercing Serpent and slay the dragon out of the waters. Leviathan in the waters, very proud. But there is a promise of slaying him. Hallelujah, punishing him and slaying him. He will punish him and he will slay him, that serpent, that old serpent; the dragon is called that old serpent, is the red dragon isn't it? But he's called that old serpent called the devil and Satan, shall be slain, shall be punished and then slain. First punished, where will he be punished? When he goes to the bottomless pit for punishment; 1000 years of punishment in the bottomless pit. Then after that loosed for a little season, then a sore, strong great sword has to slay him and cast him in the Lake of Fire.
Now, let us see Job talk about him a little bit. Let us go to Job and let us see him talk about him a little bit.
We are going to the Book of Job, Job chapter 41 verse 1
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
So, Leviathan, drawing him out from the waters. And those waters are peoples, multitudes, tongues, nations. Canst thou draw him out of the waters with a hook?
Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants? Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
Do you see that? No other man, Elohim alone who can touch him. What is he saying; Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. The battle that comes up, don't ever put your hand on him, remember the battle, then do no more. See? Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
Just to see him means fainting. Being cast down means fainting. By just the sight of him you are cast down in fainting.
None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
Thats Elohim who alone can face this Leviathan, can tame him. There is one who can tame him. Yea, so who can therefore ever stand before Him? Yea, He is greater than Leviathan.
Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
That to bind him with a bridle.
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his sneesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
As he arises to look at you, is like the sun rising, his eyelids like the eyelids of the morning. Do you see He is describing something far than an animal? Is this describing an animal? Some beast strolling in water? His eyes are like the morning. As the morning dawns and the sun just rises upon the horizon, that's how his eyes are when he looks at you like this. Is that a beast? That is more than a beast. Is that some beast like a crocodile in water? Is far beyond a crocodile. He is using this language to describe something else; the same Leviathan we are talking about.
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. (that's some furnace) His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
Those are his weapons, when he breathes coals of fire leap out
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. (they surrender) The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Sharp stones are under him (he sleeps on that as a mattress): he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
Have we found him, what he is? A king over the children of Pride. So, you see who he is. That Leviathan, the one whom He will punish.
So, in Job 40 you will find the Beast, is called behemoth. Do you know of any animal on Earth called behemoth? There is none. So that is poetically speaking about something else. Do you know any animal called Leviathan? So, poetically speaking about somebody else. So in Job chapter 40 behemoth is not some animal on Earth but is the Beast, Revelation 13. But 41 is the dragon, Revelation 12. So, those are just poetic language of things.
So, back to Isaiah now to end our Study. Back to Isaiah chapter 27, we are back there again. We have just expounded a little bit about Leviathan. So, He says, "In that day the LORD with his Sore and Great and Strong Sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."
See? He will punish him by his strong sore Great sword, that means by Jesus Christ, the Word.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. John 5:22,26-27 KJV
That's the third pull and the third pull is in the 7th seal. He said, in Sabino Canyon, He said that this is the third pull and there are three things that go with it. The first one unfolded yesterday, under the 6th seal, that that seventh seal means that day, that hour, which no man knows, which no angel knows, neither the son Himself, but only the father. That's the first mystery in the 7th seal; the thing which only the father knows, that day that hour. That mystery, what happens? Then the second fold is those seven Thunders, but the roar first. See? The prophet never was told about the roar. Was told about the thunders, but the thunders never uttered at all until first we had the roar. Now the roar was not a noise, how can it be a noise? Then seven Thunders utter things which John could write. From a roar which is a noise? Can it be? Because there were no seven thunders until first there was a roar. Are you seeing that? Then seven Thunders. So, how can seven thunders speak things which are meaningful, things which can be written and the roar be just a noise? The roar was not a noise. It was a mystery spoken, an uttered mystery whose voice was like a roar of a lion, but it was an uttered mystery which even John could not discern by his ear what was roared.
So, he just heard a noise, as a thunder or as a roar of a lion, but it was uttered, it was utterance; words were uttered by that roar which even John did not discern by his ear. That is the first mystery that goes out when he roars, then seven Thunders echoes that in their own dimensions, they echo that.
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8 KJV
See? The roar of the lion is the spoken Word. The lion has roared, the LORD has spoken, then who can but prophecy? So the roar is the voice of the Almighty, and the thunders are prophecies out of the roar... The Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. The roar is the Word of God, and the thunders are a sevenfold prophecy of Jesus. What God speaks is the Word, and that is Jesus Christ. Then what Jesus speaks is the prophecy about the Word, the testimony of what is in him. Like Moses and the prophets. Moses was the shadow of the word and the prophets were the testimony of the Word by the Spirit.
So, that was told to Branham that is the second phase in the seventh seal, the mystery concerning the seven Thunders. But they come out of the roar. Amen. They follow the roar; the roar has to be a mystery, not some noise. That has been revealed, clearly revealed.
So, the second fold in the 7th seal. Then there is a third phase which he saw that the fire, the pillar of fire, I'm sure, wrote something, a word was written but he could not read because it was in unknown language. There it flew across like that but he could not get the interpretation because it was in an unknown language. That's the third fold. So, the three phases in the 7th seal is the third pull. And remember he says it's a sword. It is the sword of the king.
But the sword of the king is none other than the Word. But which Word? Is it the Bible? No! Some teaching out of the Bible? No! That's not the Word. God's Word is not just letters, it's not just writings, God's word is not just writing on a page. Those are only a history, the Bible is a history, it is a description, it is a prophecy concerning the Word, it is a prophecy, a history, a teaching concerning the Word, but the Word itself is there besides the Bible. Why? Because the Bible says in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Out of his mouth goes a two-edged sword. The same Word... amen! His name is called the Word of God, and out of him goes a two-edged sword, out of the mouth, the same Word of what he is. As a man thinketh in his heart so he is. So whatever comes out of His heart, out of the thoughts of His heart is that which He speaks, is what He is, and He is the Word, and therefore speaks the Word, coming out of His mouth as a strong, sore and great sword. You see?
Revelation chapter 19 a little bit, from verse 11: and I saw heaven open and behold a white horse and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and in righteousness he does judge and make war. Called faithful and true, that's only descriptive. That is only describing a name. That name means faithful and true. That is just descriptive; the name itself is there, the interpretation of the name means faithful and true.
His eyes were as a flame of fire and on his head were many crowns, and he had a name written that no man knew but himself; a secret name, a secret sword, secret weapon, secret name, secret weapon. Nobody else knows it but himself. Hidden in him. Name written in him which no man knows but himself. Are you seeing that language? That Word, that was written, which Branham could not interpret? Yeah.
Genesis had a name, Elohim; he tells Moses that I revealed myself, I appeared unto your father's by the name of God almighty; El-shadai but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them. So Genesis rotates around Elohim El Shaddai. Because sowing the seed is by the one who must be fruitful exceedingly, that is sowing the seed by a father; fruitfulness is all about that. Genesis chapter 1 He blessed them both male and female, He blessed them; be fruitful and multiply, those are the blessings for multiplication; sowing the seed for multiplication. Noah out of the waters, be fruitful and multiply, then the same thing again Abraham out of Babylon, be fruitful and multiply. The message of El Shaddai. Elohim revealing himself to the fathers, but as Jehovah He revealed himself to the Israelites through Moses and the prophets; Jehovah, He revealed Himself to Israel through Moses and the prophets, He revealed himself as Jehovah that is Yahweh; I am. Thats I am; he is, all that. But the New Testament knows Jesus; Joshua, Jehovah-savior. So each one of them has a name
The name in Genesis by which God revealed himself, in Genesis, is Elohim Shaddai, El-shaddai means God almighty. That is English, now English has a problem; almighty does not mean one who is breasted, that is exceedingly fruitful. Shaddai means breasted, an idiom, a Hebrew idiom meaning fruitful, meaning exceedingly fruitful; Hebrew idiom. Shadai means that... Double fruitfullness... Bringing forth by handfuls.
So, El Shaddai in Genesis He revealed himself thus. Jehovah in the Old Testament revealing himself as one who is, never misses, never transgresses. Jesus in the New Testament revealing himself as Jehovah Saviour. Are you seeing that? God revealing himself by the name El Shaddai... Genesis. He revealed Himself by the name Jehovah which is Yahweh in the Old Testament; revealed himself by the name of Jesus which is Joshua in the New Testament. There is one more name and that is above all names. There is one more name which is above every name. Exactly, because El Shaddai for Genesis, Jehovah or Yahweh for Old Testament, Moses and the prophets, the New Testament comes up, He reveals Himself as Joshua, which is Jesus... through the New Testament.
All the Gentile churches knew him by the name Jesus, from the first church age of the apostles to the end time Church age of Laodicea, they knew him as Jesus. That's for the Gentiles, but there is one more name which is above the three names. Just like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and then Joseph; the blessings upon Joseph prevail above all the blessings of Jacob’s progenitors, that is the forefathers; his forefathers. The blessings upon Joseph were higher; threefold; Abraham, Isaac Jacob combine them together you get the blessings upon Joseph. Just like Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers combined you get Deuteronomy. Matthew, Mark, Luke combined you get John. So there is a name in the fourth realm far above heaven. Because the first name like Genesis, the name goes for the waters; for the testimony of the waters, then you talk about the name in the Old Testament, that is Jehovah, the testimony of blood, then the New Testament, Jesus, the testimony of Spirit among the Gentiles. The Holy Spirit among the Gentiles, the spirit among the Gentiles. But there is one more name which is borne record which is far above the heaven.
So Waters to the waters under the Earth, blood to the Earth and Spirit to the heavens. Who created the waters and the things that are therein, the earth and the things that are therein and the heavens and the things that are therein. You see? Thats the testimony water, the testimony of blood, the testimony of Spirit. But there is something above the heavens where Jesus was raised up far above the heavens and given a name above everything. You see? He was raised by power above the heavens. There is a place above heaven. Doesnt the Bible say that? That Jesus was raised by the power of God far above the heavens. That is the fourth realm; above the heavens and there given a name which cannot be named in this world. That's what the Bible says. He was given a name above anything else. And he has been raised above even the heavens. So there is the water under the Earth, that's the Sea under the Earth, then there is the Earth, the dry ground, then there is heaven; three things.
So the first one bears testimony of the water, the second bears the testimony of blood, third bears the testimony of Spirit; Heaven is for spirits. Earth is for things with blood. The water is things with water, the testimony of water Genesis, the testimony of water - Old Testament, testimony of blood - New Testament of Spirit. Just like saying the Sea under the Earth Genesis, the dry ground, the Earth - the Old Testament then the heavens which are things of spirit, heavens - New Testament. But there is a place above the heavens whose name is not told and Jesus was raised far above the heavens, not just above heavens, far above the Heavens. There is a place far above the heavens and was given a name that goes with that place which nobody knows. Amen. That is right.
That is Ephesians chapter what? Am just reading a bit to make it strong. Ephesians chapter 1 and let us read from verse 15; wherefore I also after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints cease not to give thanks for you making mention of you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of Glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of him. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened that ye may know what is the hope of his calling. And what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the Saints. That is second, and third... and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe according to the working of his mighty power.
So when your eyes of understanding are enlightened then three things come into view, the first is about that inheritance. When your eyes are enlightened then the hope of your calling comes clear before you, the hope of your calling. Then second, the Riches of the glory of his inheritance in the Saints, then third the exceeding greatness of his power in you who believe according to the working of his mighty power. Three things come clear which he wrought, the third is power which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is to come; above every name. That is where he was raised to.
Now let us see Ephesians chapter 4 verse 9: Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of earth. He that descended is the same also that also ascended up far above all heavens that he might fill all things. That's what I've been trying to say. He was raised and given a name above every name, yes, but now here he says that he was raised up far above all heavens. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens. That he has to look down to see heaven. That he might fill all things. You see?
We are going to come up to another place to read to just confirm these things. Let us go to psalms now; Psalms 113 verse 5: Who is like unto the Lord our God who dwells on high... There is a place called on high, sometimes they call it in the highest. On high or sometimes they call it in the highest... Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth... That is he stoopeth, he crouches, he looks down, he humbleth himself to behold things in heaven. He is above heaven. Have we not read it that he was raised above heaven? Far above the heavens, not just one heaven but far above the heavens. That's where Jesus was raised to. Descended then ascended being raised by his power far above the heavens and given a name above every name, a name related to that place, you see?
But now here what is he saying? The Lord God what does he do? Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and that are in the earth.
Let our eyes be brightly opened to be shined on. He swore by him who created heaven and the things that are therein and the earth and the things that are therein, the Sea and the things that are therein. He swore by him that liveth forever and forever, who created heaven and the things that are therein. It is therefore that he who created the heaven must be greater than Heaven, must be above heaven. Must be more than what he created, must be more glorious than what he created; must be more powerful. He who created the heaven must be greater than heaven, must be far above heaven. Hallelujah. Obvious isn't it? Where was He before He created heaven? There is a place for above heaven and that place has to go with him who created heaven. Heaven is a created place, it has not always been there. He created heaven and the things that are therein, the earth and the things that are therein and then the sea under the earth and the things that are therein. Remember the sea which is under the Earth is not the oceans on Earth, there is a sea, a world of the sea under the Earth because the earth and heaven will pass away but the sea will still be there; where the dead came out of the sea, when the earth and the heaven had passed away, the dead were rising from the sea. So there is a sea under the earth, that is a world of the sea beyond this physical Earth.
Earth includes all the stars and the firmament and even anything else that you see with your eyes is part of the earth. Then there is a world under the Earth which is called the sea. So he created the Heaven and the things that are therein, this earth which we see, the physical things make the Earth; whether it's the moon whether its the sun, whether they are stars, whether it's the sky; blue sky up there, all of it is just the Earth. Because the firmament was made in between the waters. He created that Earth and all that are in it and the sea and all that are in it. He that created all these things, these three things in one has to be above them, has to be more than them. And his dwelling place must be above these because he made them recently. Where has he ever been? The heaven is of recent; the Earth he made it recently, the sea under the earth, he made it recently, where was he before that? In his eternal existence!
Where has he been? Another place, and that place is far above the heavens. It is called in the highest, on high; in the highest. Hallelujah. There is a place which is called in the highest. That's the place where he dwelleth, not in heaven; you think that God is in heaven. You think that is where he is, that you would find him always in heaven because there's no other place above? No. Heaven is just a creation like the Earth. You might go there and never see him. And even to your surprise, you might find out, to your surprise, that while on earth you were closer to him. That he was more available on Earth than in heaven you boast about.
Say, I have come to see God. They say you are better of down there then, we hear that he appears on earth commonly. He appears to men down there, he walks with many down there; up here, we have looked for him for all these years and we've never seen him.
So don't think that when you go to heaven you see Him seated somewhere. Heaven is a created place just like the Earth and they also seek for him like we seek for him on earth, but there is a place far above the heavens with the name which has not been named, and Jesus was raised into that place by the greatness of his power, into that place and given a name pertaining to that place, which is called the highest; in the highest, and God was called by Abraham as the most high. God is called by Abraham and Daniel the most high; El Elion; God most high. He who is the most high dwells in the highest, a place called the highest, in the highest, there is God most high. The most high dwells in the highest. Amen. He dwells in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Do you see that? Children were singing hosanna in the highest, in the temple. The son of the highest, Jesus was called the son of the highest. So there's a name that goes with that place; the highest, above heaven. There is a place above heaven, its called the highest or in the highest, and he that dwells in the highest is the highest and theres such a name that goes with that highest; the most high.
Praise His holy name. There it is. So that's where Jesus is raised to. When this Earth has passed away, when the Heaven has passed away, when the sea is no more, there is one place remains and that's in the highest. Because heaven and earth will pass away and the Sea also finally follow on, then where will God be? The same place where he has ever been, in the highest. All things which are redeemed will be gathered in that place, that place is called the highest; in the highest where the most high dwells, far above the heavens. Hallelujah!
See? That's where he is. So, there's a name, there's another name, you see? He is called the Word of God. What's that Word? His name is called the Word of God.
So you don't have to be like children in Nursery school when they are asked, "Whose child are you?"
They answer, "Father."
"What's the name of your mother?" "Mother."
You don't want to be like that. His name is called the word of God. Therefore, his name is not Word. His name is not "Word" but his name is God's Word. There's the Word which is that name, not just word. His name is the Word which God spoke, and by which He was begotten.
So, that name is that Word. So, his name is not "Word" but that name is that Word; that name which is not yet named on mortal tongue is that Word.
His name is the Word of God. The Word which God spoke in the beginning, He spoke his name and he was manifested. What's that word He spoke? Is his name but it's not known yet. It's not yet revealed; is wonderful counselor, is the Mighty God, is the everlasting father and the Prince of Peace... Do you see it? That is describing the name but the name still is hidden. That's only describing the name of that place and the name of him who dwells in that place. Him who is in the highest has a name in the highest which no man knows. But descriptively he is called faithful and true; descriptively again he is the wonderful counselor, he is the Mighty God, he is the everlasting father, he is the Prince of Peace. He is the Lord our righteousness. Jehovah our righteousness, he is the man whose name is called the branch. All those are describing that name. He is far above every name; the name Jesus was given, when he was raised from the dead.
Now let us see the messenger which was concerned with his rising from the dead. That is Matthew chapter 28 from verse one; in the end of the Sabbath as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and at the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And behold there was a great earthquake that shook the Earth, for the angel of the Lord descended from Heaven... which angel is that? Revelation 10... And came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning and his rayment white as snow. The Angels countenance was like lightning, his face is like lightning; Revelation 10 and Daniel 10. Exactly!
Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire. Are they not ministering Spirits sent to minister unto them who are heirs of salvation?
As the first Angel sent to Ephesus, it was the Spirit that anointed Paul; the second angel sent to Irenaeus... like that, like that, to the seventh angel, sent to Branham. And the spirit and the man are one. Because angels are spirits. And the spirit and the man are one. So, therefore there is a messenger from Heaven, a spirit from heaven, but always the spirit from heaven, but there is a man somewhere on earth of that spirit and they unite and become one; the ministering spirit and the messenger on earth become one. This is having a message from Heaven, he is a spirit, cant speak it by himself. So, the angel anoints the man who speaks the message.
The word angel means messenger... who makes his angels or his messengers spirits and his ministers a flame of fire. So here this angel comes down, he's the angel of the Lord. Comes down from heaven, throws away the stone and by his power he raises him from the dead. The spirit comes in him. He doesn't raise him by his hand. The spirit comes in him, like he came on him on River Jordan. The spirit comes in him and raises him by quickening power. That spirit, that angel, is the quickening power which comes in him, fills him again and rises him out of the grave and raises him far above every Heavens. By that angel, by that messenger, he was raised. The spirit of the Lord. The angel of the Lord is the spirit of the Lord. The angel of God is the spirit of God, is the power of God; is called the eternal spirit. So, coming into him raises him above the heavens.
Look at his face, like lightning. Daniel chapter 12, Daniel chapter 10 to 12; that messenger of Daniel chapter 10 to 12, his face was like lightning. Then Revelation 10, like the sun; the messenger of the seventh seal. Raising him far above heavens. The Messenger that raises him above the heavens, that messenger is the power of utterance of the Word. He is the messenger from heaven, and is the power of utterance by which he utters the message. He is the spirit in him. You see? Raises him above the heavens, in the place which is called the highest. There it is.
So there is the sword, the sword of the king. Let us catch now this sword of the king, let us finish it somewhere else. I will catch it in Thessalonians or somewhere there. Let us look at 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 from verse 8; then shall that wicked be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth. And shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. He shall consume with the spirit of his mouth. Are you seeing the spirit of his mouth? Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire. That flame of fire, that Spirit of his mouth is that flame of fire, and that flame of fire is what consumes the enemy. And the same is Spirit. The same is that angel, an angel he says... who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire. An angel can appear in form of a burning flame or can put on a form like a human body. But can also again go back into a form like fire or into invisibility of spirit. So He makes his angels spirits, his messengers spirits, and his ministers a flames of fire.
So, here He says He will consume him with the spirit of his mouth. His breath is spirit because elsewhere he says he will consume him by his breath. So his spirit is his breath. What is the Lords breath? He doesn't breathe oxygen. What does he breathe? And you breathe what you speak by. Whatever you speak by is what you breathe by; you speak by the air, as you breathe air; so you speak by the air. Your word is carried by the air, isn't it? You breathe air and when you speak your word is carried by air to the hearers. Now, he breathes spirit, his breath is spirit and when he speaks his word is carried by the same Spirit. So thats why he says He will consume him with the spirit of his mouth, so that he breathes spirit and then he speaks the word then the spirit takes it, kindles fire and by that fire he consumes. And what's that spirit? The same one who is that mighty angel; he makes his messengers spirits. So when he says he will consume him by the spirit of his mouth, what's that Spirit of his mouth? Makes his angels spirits. That is his angel; somebody's angel is somebody's spirit and you can't speak without spirit in you. Whatever makes the words come out is spirit and that spirit is your angel.
So, He will consume him by the Spirit of His mouth because you can't speak without the breathe, and He cannot speak without the Spirit. And He says, "My words are Spirit." When you speak a word, it goes into the air and the air and the words become one, ripples of air carrying the word. So, the Spirit carries His word and Kindles fire, a consuming fire by the breath of His lips. He will consume him by the fire of that word, and that word is what He is.
In the beginning of the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He is the image of the invisible God. And he who is the image of the invisible God is that Word of God, and then when he speaks he speaks what he is. He speaks out of his heart what he is and what he is is the same Word which God spoke, by which he was manifested. And that is the sword, that is the glistering sword.
Oh, let me see whether I can catch the final place I wanted to read. Maybe still in Thessalonians, maybe first one. Let me see whether I can get it 2nd Thessalonians still chapter 1 from verse 7: And you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire taking Vengeance on them that know not God. And that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. So do you see what He says here? That he will come in the Flaming, he will come with his mighty angels in flaming fire. So, you see, that is him who is the Word, but it's a flaming fire. What is that flaming fire? Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire. He comes in the flaming fire. What's that flaming fire? Spirit! It's Spirit which is around him. He comes in that Glory of the Spirit and that fire that is engulfing him is Spirit. You see? And that Spirit is manifested when he speaks the word, then that fire is kindled, out of his breath the fire is kindled, and that kindled fire is a flame, of course, which is Spirit which is an angel, which is a messenger around about him.
So, he comes in the Flaming fires and that is the sore, great and strong sword. Is this sword here. The sword of the Lord is his word, and his wokrd is a person.
The word is a name isn't it? Is that secret name which when he expressed it, it became a person; the first begotten. So Els Word is the first begotten and the same is his sword, and the same is a name which nobody knows. He spoke a name, that word he spoke in the beginning is a name and is his name, his secret name.
Remember, the angel and the wife of Manoah? When they asked him his name, what did he tell them? Why do you ask after my name seeing it is Secret? And then he says of that angel that obey him because my name is in him. So the angel with the name of the Lord; that name, that secret name.
Besides Elohim for Genesis or El Shaddai for Genesis Elohim-shaddai, most fruitful. Elohim who is exceedingly fruitful, revealed in Genesis, Jehovah revealed in the Old Testament, then Jesus which is Joshua revealed in the New Testament, there is another name far above the three, far above the three. What's that name? The same which is called the Word of God, so it can't be just word. The Word of God can't just be word. What is that Word of God? As a man thinketh in his heart so he speaketh, the Bible says that. Out of the abundance of the heart a man speaketh, and as a man thinketh in his heart so he speaketh. Is that right? And so he is... And as God thinketh in his heart so is He and so He speaketh, and that is His name. So whatever that name is, is the Word. Is called wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace. You see? All titles everywhere in the Bible about that name, but has never been named; far above every name that can be named in this world or in the world to come. And Jesus was raised from the dead and given a name far above every name. That at the name of Jesus, that name beyond not just Jesus but there is a name which was given, and this name is given after he has won all battles.
You have to win something to get a new name. You have to achieve something to get a new name. When Elohim created heaven and earth then he received the name of Jehovah, you find Jehovah does not come until he had created heaven and earth.
Elohim created heaven and earth then when he finished he achieved a new name and was called Jehovah Elohim. The name which he was crowned with after he had created all things. Every time he achieved something else, like saving men he is called Joshua, because he has saved people, so he is called Jesus because he's a savior and by that he saves. Elohim-shaddai because he multiplies, Jehovah because he is. So there is another name far above every name and that name is called, the same is the Word of God. And that's the sore, great and strong sword by which He punishes Leviathan the piercing serpent, the crooked Serpent. And by which He slays the dragon which is in the waters, and the waters are peoples and multitudes and tongues and nations floating on earth; those are the waters of the seas, these seas are peoples. Are you seeing that? And this dragon is swimming and playing in this water with all pleasure and whatever, he swims in that water of human flesh and playing in them in his pleasures, but time is coming when he is going to be punished, when is going to be slain by the strong sore and great sword of the third pull. Thats the third pull sword, the only sword that can come near him. None else can come near him. You have read it in the book of Job that touch him? do no more, remember the battle.
By his tail he sweeps a third of the angels of heaven down, using just the tail and throws them on the ground and stamps his feet upon them... what do you say? His tail alone can sweep a third of angels in heaven; a third just by using the tail, throws them on the ground and stamps on them. That's why he says, Remember the battle... touch him? stir him up? remember the battle and do more. By his rising they purify themselves. As he rises up they surrender and say that we've not said anything. They surrender early enough.
Now, there is only one who can approach him; His maker, His creator. The Word that made all things, that's the only sword that can scare him. That's the only thing that can manage him, that can tame him, that can bind him, that can slay him; the Word that made him the same Word will slay him. That's the third pull sword and that is its work; to punish Leviathan and slay the dragon in the waters, you need the third pull sword or else anything else he counts it but rotten grass or counts it to be stubble, to be some chuff.
That you are throwing stones at him, it's as if you are throwing chuff on him. In fact he plays in it. He plays in it, it is pleasure to him, he feels pleasure as you throw stones at him. And he skids in it. That cannot scare him. That's just chaff that you are throwing on him. But there is one, the one who made him, without him was not anything made that was made, so by the same Word by which he was made, it's the same word which will tame him, which will approach him. By the same he will be slain; that is the sword of the king. That's the third pull sword; the strong and sore. Amen. Not only strong but also sore and great.
Back to Isaiah as we finish. Isaiah chapter 27 where we've been reading: In that day, which day? The day which no man knows. In that day, which day is that? The day which no man knows nor an angel knows, the day which even the son of man does not know it but only the father. In that day which only the Father knows, Hallelujah! And a day is made by its light not a name. A name never makes a day... that a Tuesday... Never! a name never makes a day; a day is made by light. When he said, Let there be light and he called light day, so the day is made by the light thereof. There is a light that makes his day; the Lords day. The day of the Lord is the very light of the Lord, and that's the light of God's Word, makes the day of the Lord.
So, he says in that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong... three times, sore and great and strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked Serpent and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. So we have found out what that sea is. See? We have found it. It has unfolded.
Verse 2: In that day sing ye unto her a vineyard of red wine. How is that connected? Because it is should be connected, but how is a vine coming in? A strong, sore sword slaying the dragon, punishing Leviathan, then in that day, the same day, do you see it? In that day, the same day. In that day when Leviathan is punished and when the dragon is slain, in the same day when that is happening...in that same day, sing ye unto her a vineyard of red wine. Now how does that come in? Amen... It comes in! I the Lord do keep it... that vineyard having red wine in it. I will water it every moment lest any hurt it. I will keep it night and day; the vineyard with red wine. So it comes in. How does it come in?
Remember what wine symbolizes? Wine symbolizes the inspiration of the revelation of the Word. Isnt it? And when Jacob said about the lion of Judah, he shall crouch down... who can arouse him? like an old lion couching... Then he says, that he washed his teeth in milk and his eyes shall be red with wine. There you are. The eyes of Revelation shall be red with wine. That revelation is God's Word being revealed, by the revelation of the Word, a vineyard of red wine. By the same Word in revelation; stimulation of Revelation by the same Word, there is that stimulation of Revelation.
So, that strong sore sword, so strong sore and great sword is by the revelation of His Word. That's how it comes in, by revelation of his word. Wine means that, this red wine. You see? Red wine. So that's how sore it is. His eyes are red with wine. That's how sore the sword is. I, the Lord, do keep it. You see? That vine of red wine for revelation by which his eyes become red and by which he becomes a sore sword, by which Leviathan is punished and the dragon is slain. So God himself will keep it.
Ends by saying Fury is not in me, Who will set the briars and thorns against me in battle; whether Leviathan, whether the crooked serpent, whatever it is; whether the dragon. Who will set the briars and thorns against me in battle? I will go through them, I will burn them together. exactly. That is it. There it is, third pull sword which is just about being used.
Just closer to it now, getting to the brink finally. because whatever remains now is that which pertains to that day, that hour. We have come from Genesis, Old Testament then to the New Testament. What is remaining ahead of us? The day, that day. The day of the Lord. Genesis wasn't... Genesis wasn't the day of the Lord, the Old Testament wasn't the day of the Lord, the New Testament has not been the day of the Lord, but the day of the Lord is coming in. That is his time, that is his period. His dispensation when when that light comes in fullness, when his light shines in fullness and makes a day, makes a dispensation. So that is what is remaining ahead of us, is his day.
And in that day, within that day, you see? He shall slay the Dragon. The same day he shall punish Leviathan and slay the dragon by his third pull sword, out of that Seventh seal. The vineyard of red wine; the Revelation of the Word, amen. Sing unto her a vineyard of red wine; the revelation of the Word, that's what shall be there making that day.
So, we are on the brink and let us rejoice, be glad because we are on the brink of these things. This song, this sore and great and strong sword is being weted, is being brought down by revelation. Something is continuously happening, anytime it will begin its work; this sore sword. That's the final gospel by this sore sword. Is the final gospel, the gospel of perfection by this sore sword. Let us expect it, let us believe it. Let us hold on it. Let us believe, let us be strengthened in it, stand firm by confession of these things which are happening, because the 7th seal is still moving on and his gospel Word pertaining to that day.
Genesis day over, Old Testament day over, New Testament day over. So there is one more day, one more day, the day of the Lord in which there is a vineyard of red wine.
There is one whose eyes are red with wine, a messenger with red eyes. A messenger whose eyes are red with wine. That's the day of the Lord. And such a messenger with such a message of revelation with red eyes. Amen.
So, we are getting to a very serious time. That's the Word of God. That's the strong sore and great sword, is the Word of the Lord. He is the same one who is called the Word of the Lord; he is the same one who is the sore great and strong sword. And how does that sword go forth? a vineyard of red wine; revelation of the word, when it's revealed it makes that wine... stimulates it out, goes out as a sword.
So, the vineyard of red wine. There it is, is being revealed, just so close to the things. We are just so much in those thunders, so much in Revelation 10, so much about the roar and the seven thunders. So much around in there. Swore by himself who created heaven and things that are therein, created the earth and things that are therein, created the sea and the things that are therein, he's the same one, but he comes from far above these things. Far above heaven. He comes from that which is above heaven, from a place far above heaven. From the highest, that's where he dwells. That's where perfection dwells. Perfection dwells in the highest.
Perfection is not in Genesis, that's in the waters, perfection is not in the Old Testament, that's in the blood of this Earth. Perfection is not in heaven, that is the spirits, there among spirits, heaven, that's the New Testament. perfection is not there. Perfection is in the highest. That's where perfection is, where there is a name, the final name; not Elohim, not Jehovah, not even Jesus but another name according to the work therein, according to the work that is achieved by the same. According to that victory, a new name.
So, immediately it is done, a new name springs. That is the new name comes out clear. The moment that work is done, the new name comes on, it is made known, and his name shall be upon your forehead and you will see him because his name shall be in your forehead. That name that shall be your forehead is that name which no man knows. It's the same name from the highest. When he has perfected all things, then that name shall be known because it shall be on your forehead. Hallelujah, praise his holy name.
His Word is moving on. His Word is moving on. His Word is marching on. The truth is marching on. The third pull is matching on. Hallelujah. The seventh seal is marching on. The captain of the Lord's host is matching on. the sore, great and strong sword is matching on. Is passing through the land and he's going to finally catch up with those enemies. He's finally going to catch up with Leviathan, that Word which is his name, it shall finally catch up with Leviathan, he will catch up with that dragon, he will catch up with those powers of darkness. He will ignite them and set them on fire by his strong sword. He will start them burning by his strong sword. It is the time of battle, is time of war, yeah it is time of war. It's time of battle. They like it or not, it's now time of war. It is time of war, it's time of battle and it must be fought. We're not going to fear. We are not going to back down. We are not going to fear, we are not going to retreat. We are not going to tremble, we are going to be strong. We have to drink wine. Time has come to drink red wine, to be strong with red wine. And powered, empowered with red wine so that you breath fire. If you drank red wine enough your eyes are red with wine then you breathe fire. No more fear then.
He who has drunk red wine has no fear; die or live, whatever happens he doesn't fear anything. He has drunk red wine, ready for anything. Ready for any outcome, having drunk that cup of the final Testament of red wine. That is the cup of the final Testament; not the New Testament. The cup of the final Testament is The Testament of red wine. When you have drunk the cup of red wine, you have no more fear, you are ready for anything. You are ready for war and you just go out for war. You just jump and all that and shake your spear for war. Ready to slay because your eyes are red with wine; the revelation of that name, the revelation of that great name. That name of names gives you that courage, gives you that braveness, gives you that boldness, gives you that courage, gives you the strength. You become ready dressed up for war.
The final gospel is a gospel of battle. It's a battle gospel; the final gospel is a battle gospel, it is just to fight. Every gospel has been a battle gospel but this is the final climax. The New Testament was a gospel yes but it was a battle too. The Old Testament was a gospel but it was a battling all through from Egypt all the way to Canaan. All the ages were battling, but those were little swords. Those were not red wine swords. Finally we have come to the final battlefield. Genesis was a battlefield, the Old Testament was a battlefield.
Genesis was a battlefield in a name; El-shaddai, the Old Testament was a battlefield with the name of Jehovah, the New Testament has been a battlefield in a name of Jesus, Joshua. Then there is one more Battlefield, one more dispensation and the cup of that Testament, the cup of that Testament is red wine, is a cup of red wine; a vineyard of red wine. When you sap of that one, when you sap with him on that red wine, then all his boldness, all his strength comes in you, you become a lion, as he roars like a lion with red eyes. When you take of that cup, that cup is an oath cup, when you sup on it, you'll have taken on an oath, you become as much lion as he is the lion of the tribe of Judah, ready for battle.
Let us take of that cup. Let us drink of that cup, means revelation of that Word which was spoken in the beginning. Take of that cup then that's the final Testament, that's the fourth Testament wine; the revelation of it. We need that. Praise His holy name. Amen. Hallelujah. Amen.
Ready for battle now. Amen. He is the great captain leading the battle. There has always been a battle, now this is the final battle field and we are getting ready for the battle. Amen. No more fear, no more fearing, no more fearing anything else. Amen. No more fearing anything else but just the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom. Glory to his name. Amen. We shall worship him, we shall Praise him because he is good and only good. Amen.
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