The Third Pull Vision
God does nothing without first speaking it
God does all by speaking His word. The Word is the arm of God by which He acts. Nothing is done by God that is not done by His word. God simply speaks what He wants done, and that very spoken word proceeds forward and accomplishes what God has in His mind. The speaking of such a word is called prophecy. Therefore, the prophetic word of God is God's arm by which He has ever done anything from the beginning.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Joh 1:1-3
Before the beginning, back in eternity, God spoke nothing. All was silent, all was invisible. Then in the beginning He spoke His name, and by that His first begotten was manifested from His bosom. He was the perfect will of God revealed. The very expression of God's heart. Yea, a man after God's own heart. A son of His name. A child of His love. In HIm was the full counsel of God revealed. And his name is called the Word of God... Yes, that name remains secret to date, but it is that which God spoke to usher in the beginning. God's Word is His name and that is certainly Himself revealed. Thus, He and His name are one, exactly the way you and your name are!
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. Rev 19:11-13
There is the Word of God upon a white horse! and the same is the name of God. Yes, the Word that God spoke, in the beginning, was His name. He spoke His name to bring forth His son from His bosom. For if God does anything, He does it by speaking His word. So, even in begetting, He does it by speaking His word. Any if the first son of God was the spoken word of God, then any other son must be a spoken word of God.
Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. Isa 30:27 -28
There is Rev 19 right there in Isaiah! God's Word coming to the prophet, the way he came to John the Baptist on the river Jordan. You are one with your name, isn't it? So God is one with His name. The only difference is that your name is simply a form of letters, but God's name is His Son Jesus Christ.
The beginning of the revelation of God's strength, His excellence, dignity, and power, the very true Reuben... was God's first begotten whom He begot by speaking His name, and the same expressed all His mind in a name.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Heb 1:3
There is the excellence of God revealed! There is His power, dignity and majesty manifested! The Word of God, which is the son of God, the son of His name. For God's name is the seed by which He begets. Yes, God begets nothing outside what He begets by His Word which is His name. A child is ashamed to speak his father's name in his presence, why? because it represents the seed by which he was begotten! Why? because a man's word is his shame! And by such shame, he begets the children of his shame. But God's name is holy, and by that, He begets a holy race.
So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. Heb 5:5
Then after begetting His first born, by the same one God created all things. How? By speaking! God does nothing outside what He does by speaking His word. And if God wants to cause something to happen, He simply speaks it! Amen! If He wants to save you, He simply speaks His word to you, and if you receive and believe it, you will be saved as sure as God is! Hallelujah! That is how sure your salvation is!
First, what God wants to do is in His mind, then He speaks it, expressing it, and then it happens! That is how God does anything! He speaks it! He simply speaks it. And if God wants to do anything using you, He puts His word in you and inspires you by the Holy Spirit to speak it. And once you speak God's mind, it must come to pass. Nothing can stop God's spoken word from being fulfilled! Stand assured of that. There are not enough devils in hell to stop God's word from being fulfilled. There is the rock of ages!
Now, all that God has ever done from beginning to date has been done by God speaking His word. First, by Himself He spoke His name out of His bosom, and by that He begot His son. Next, He used His son to speak by which the creation was brought forth. Without God's Word was not anything made that is made, and be sure of this: without God's Word there has been nothing saved that is saved. All those religious traditions and men's lessons in pulpits have never saved a soul! Only God's Word can create and so only God's Word can save. Period! All religious practices filling the world are a vain endeavour. God only saves by speaking His Word. Outside that Word spoken by God nothing is saved.
After creating all things by Jesus Christ, His Word, God had a second purpose to accomplish by His son, and that was to multiply him so as to bring forth many sons and daughters who are exactly like him in image and likeness - the brightness of God's glory and the express image of His person - a people after God's own heart. To do so, He used the dispensation of the fathers (Genesis) to sow His seed, the same was the very spoken Word by which all were created. The bedding ground was the creation that was made by the Word.
So, in Genesis, the Seed fell into the ground through the fathers. God sowed His Seed by speaking through the fathers. God speaks in various ways. To speak is to express your mind. Speaking by mouth is only one way among many. You can speak by acting out. So, in Genesis God spoke His will to multiply His Seed by acting out...dramatising. Abraham played the character of the Father, Isaac took the place of the Son, Jacob called Israel took the place of the Holy Spirit, and Joseph was the three in one.
So, that play was God's prophetic word, expressed through those types, and it must finally be fulfilled. In the fulfilment, God takes the place of Abraham, His Son takes the place of Isaac, the Holy Spirit takes the place of Israel while the three in one takes the place of Joseph - the perfection of all perfections.
Yes, to multiply His seed, God had first to speak His word concerning the same. And God has always three steps of typing before He finally brings out the exact thing. What God expressed in Genesis was God's Word in prophecy in figures; in the Old Testament, the same word was expressed in shadows, a prophecy pointing to what God would finally do. Then what has been expressed through the New Testament has been a prophecy in earnest, that is partial, pointing to what God purposed in Himself to fulfil. So, the time comes when God finally fulfils perfectly what He purposed in Christ, and that dispensation is what is called the day of the Lord. That is a dispensation that will see in plain view the fulfilment of what God purposed in Himself before the world began.
In Genesis God expressed in figures the sowing of His Seed, as the Father; in the Old Testament He spoke expressing in shadows what His Word is to accomplish, and in the New Testament, He has expressed in earnest what He is to achieve in the Holy Ghost.
Besides what God has been speaking concerning His Seed, He also has been speaking His word through men to direct and control the course of History. And first, before the actual thing appears, first there is a type, a demonstration, and the same is a prophecy of what is coming.
Isaac was a prophecy of the birth of Jesus Christ. Moses a prophecy of the Messiah. The Passover lamb is a prophecy of Jesus Christ as the lamb of God slain to take away the sin of the world. Joshua was the prophecy of Jesus as the captain of our salvation. Samson, the prophecy of Jesus Christ as the anointed Nazarite. Samuel was the prophecy of the Man Child, while David was the prophecy of Jesus as the anointed king. Solomon is the prophecy of Jesus as the son of the king. God is the true king. Elijah was the prophecy of the forerunner, while Elisha was the prophecy of he who was heralded.
Notice that before the actual fulfilment of a prophecy, first there is a local demonstration of the same. This applies to God's word in Christ and also to the antichrist. The prophecies of Isaiah concerning the king of the north were locally demonstrated by Assyria...the actual king of the north comes at the end time. Babylon addressed by Jeremiah was only a shadow pointing to actual Babylon. Ezekiel's prophecies concerning Jerusalem were only a shadow that pointed to the actual fulfilment after the ministry of the actual Son of Man. What Daniel saw concerning Babylon, Medo-Persian, Gracia and Rome was only a local pointer to the actual powers of darkness to come on the scene later.
The Roman Catholic power has been the actual Babylon, after that came the Protestant national powers in Europe led by German and Britain typed by the Medo-Persians. Then following that were the Charismatic Pentecostal powers wielded by America. Remember, America is a Charismatic nation. Her religion has all been Charismatic. Her politics is equally Charismatic, exactly like Gracian Alexander the Great in the Charismatic move that subdued the world under him.
One more power is yet to appear on earth, the same was typed by the Old Roman empire. That is the famous Beast!
Yes, God spoke His word concerning all these things to direct and control the cause of History, exactly the same way He spoke to John concerning the seven Churches of Asia. Those seven Churches were merely types of the true Church generations which have appeared consecutively through the New Testament times.
Yes, God speaks His word to direct and control what should happen. So, did He speak His word through Branham to take charge of what should follow after he was gone. And what he was shown in the great tent vision is part of that. First, it pointed to the local affair, something that was fulfilled in Branham's own ministry, which was only a pointer to the actual reality.
The local fulfilment of the tent vision took place before Branham was taken away. The two Mexican boys pulling a wagon implied his going to Mexico. The revival meeting being dismissed mysteriously implied the end of the healing revival, for it had turned into a money-making scheme by false evangelists. The big shoelace with a small baby shoe implied the Pentecostal ministers who had gathered around Branham whom he had tried to teach the operations of gifts. The three fishing pulls were the three folds in the ministry of Branham operated by the three signs. The first two signs failed to bring victory because he explained their operations to the public. Then the vision of the great tent pointed to his final ministry that was fulfilled in 1960s.
As I have said, these things were only a pointer to the actual things to be fulfilled in the ministry of the second coming of Jesus Christ sealed in the seventh seal. And before being done, it had first to be demonstrated. Thus the first, second and third pull demonstrated through Branham was indeed only a demonstration. We shall look at what these things were pointing to as we go on.
The angel of the Lord met William Branham sometime in June 1946 and gave him a commission from God. In that commission, the angel told him that the coming of the Lord Jesus was at hand and that he was being sent with a gift of divine healing to prepare a people to receive the Lord when he comes.
The angel told him that along with the gift of divine healing, he was given two signs to demonstrate before the people that they may believe him. The first sign was in his hand. He would place his left hand upon the sick, and by the reactions displayed upon his palm, he would tell the germ diseases afflicting the victim. The second sign was that he would finally discern the thoughts and hearts of the people by which he would tell them the cause of their sickness. The first was manifested immediately after he started his evangelistic campaigns, in 1946. The second sign appeared around 1951.
By 1955 the enthusiasm for the two signs had died out partly because of so many mimics who after witnessing what the Lord was doing through him, tried to do the same. Then the same angel visited him again and gave him further instructions concerning a third sign that was to climax his ministry. Branham referred to the operations of these three signs as the First Pull, the Second Pull and the Third Pull respectively. The sign that he called the Third Pull was given to him in a vision in which he came into a huge tent in which there was a small tent that was part of the huge tent. The angel of the Lord together with him descended into the small tent, and whatever he was told while in that closet, he kept a secret to himself. It concerned the operation of the Third Pull. What it was and how it was to operate and when it was to appear on the scene remained sealed.
The Tent Vision remained a mystery until Branham went to be with the Lord in 1965. Yet there is a God in heaven who would reveal the secret when the time comes to fulfil it. And we are not ashamed to testify to you that the Lord has finally revealed the mystery of the Tent Vision, and of the Third Pull, supporting it with scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.
While preaching on the seventh seal, it was revealed to him that the Third Pull has three things that go with it:
1) The thing that no man knows, neither angels nor the Son but the Father only.
2) The things uttered by the seven thunders of Rev 10.
3) A mystery in an unknown language which concerns a written name which no man knows but the Lord himself.
Certainly, this is true because William Branham was the forerunner of the second coming of Jesus Christ. The climax of his ministry had to do with preparing the way of the Lord, and he did that when he received the revelation of the seals. So, the Third Pull had to do with the seventh seal which concerns Christ's ministry at his second coming.
Introduction To The Tent Vision
82 The next morning, about six o’clock, we woke up. And—and I just getting out of the bed. She was on the other side. I just rubbing my face, like this. I said, “Well, I’m going to call the Public Service Company today, and ask if I can have my old job back again.” And I said, “If they don’t give me my job, Mr. Wood is a contractor, I’ll just go with him. And he and I will go out and wreck some buildings, or something. And I got to work, because I got to go to work. And so, ’cause this money has got to be met, and I’m fifteen thousand dollars in debt.” I said, “Then what can I do? I got to pay that back, no matter how much they underwrote it, I—I’m going to pay it back. That’s right.”
And so she said, “You’re going to call Mr.—Mr. Bar, this morning?”
83 I said, “Yep. I’m going to call him and ask him if I can have my job back. And if he…If that job, someone has got it now, and they can’t give him a better job,” I said, “then I’ll just…I’ll go with Brother Wood, and we’ll go to building buildings or something another. I’ll help him.” And so I said, “If I come off the field, course, that’s going to bring him off, too, and he can go back to contracting, and we can go to work.” So then as…
She said, “Well, I—I sure hope you know what you’re speaking of, Bill.”
And I said, “Well, I…”
[The above conversation started after Branham had told his wife, Meda, that he was leaving the evangelistic ministry. This was because of financial problems.]
And I looked. Coming, moving down from the ceiling…Oh, I just maybe…
I couldn’t expect you to understand it. But that’s something that, when we meet in the…face to face with Jesus, you’ll…?…on the Word.
Here come something, moving. I seen two little, dark-faced children come, moving down, pulling a little wagon.
I said, “Sweetheart, look, coming here.” I was done gone then.
And she said, “What’s you talking about?” I could hear her, but I couldn’t answer her.
And these little children was walking towards me, little, kind of long hair; and black, dark eyes; brown face, coming, walking to me.
[NOW, in the tent vision, first Brother Branham sees two little Mexican-like, black-faced boys descend from the ceiling pulling a wagon: a wagon is a four-wheeled card meant for transportation of heavy goods, pulled by people, oxen or horses. Thus, the four wheels and the two children pulling makes six. That is the way of a man, quite loaded you know! The roots of the word wagon are in the Germanic word wegh, which means a way.
Well, a wagon pulled with two little children, Mexican-like children. Mexico is fully under Catholicism. There are two main branches of Catholicism: The Eastern Orthodox Greek church, which was the first organised Christian Church, organised by the antichrist white horse chargers whose weapon was the Greek wisdom, and the second branch was the Roman Catholic Church full of the brutality of the red-horse chargers. The two Mexican-like boys represented the two Catholic branches, the first organised out of Paul’s and Irenaeus’s apostolic churches, and the second from St. Martin’s and St. Columba’s medieval churches. Thus, the four wheels of the wagon are Paul, Irenaeus, Martin and Columba from whose revivals came the two Catholic branches.
Here is what Brother Branham says about the falling of the Greek Church]:
314 He started riding in the first church age. Now he rides on down, on down through every age. Now watch him. You say, “Way back, way back in apostles’ time?” He was called “Nicolaitane” there. Then, the next church age, then he become “a doctrine” in the church. First, he was just “a saying,” then he become “a doctrine.”
315 Swell, celebrity people, fine-dressed, highly educated, polished, didn’t want all that carrying on in the church. No, they, “Didn’t want all that Holy Ghost stuff.
63-0318 - The First Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham
[That is what brought down the Greek church into Orthodox Catholicism! And the same attackers took on Branham churches after his going and has held her underfoot. Her clergymen prefer the knowledge of the letters of death in that message to the Spirit of revelation. They teach against Pentecostal manifestations of the Spirit and firmly claim that the days of God sending prophets with the Word are over. They are nothing but Greek white horse chargers! Serpents deceiving Eve with the fruit of knowledge against the revelation of the Word of promise!
Look at what the white horse rider fights against! He fights against Holy Spirit manifestations in the church! He elevates the wisdom of men above divine utterances! Yea, the Greeks seek after wisdom, but the Jews after a sign, but we preach Christ the same yesterday, today and forever! The clergymen in the church of Branham message have no manifestation of the Spirit; in fact, they teach against it! They are just Greek thinkers, that is all!
REMEMBER, IT IS THE WISDOM OF THE SELF-STYLED, SELF-RIGHTEOUS GREEK TEACHERS THAT BROUGHT PAUL’S CHURCH TO THE GROUND, FALLING NEVER TO RISE AGAIN. AND BY THE SAME WHITE HORSES, BRANHAM CHURCHES ARE ON THEIR KNEES! Branham continues to say this about the antichrists white horse riders]:
First, as Nic-…Nicolaitane, and what did the Nicolaitane age ask for? It asked to get away from them bunch of people that’s shouts and claps their hands, and looks like disgracefully; like they did on Pentecost, act like drunk men, staggering in the Spirit, and things. They didn’t want none of that stuff. They said they were drunk. And when the celebrity…Listen! Don’t miss this. It may sound crazy to you, but it’s the Truth. When the—the dignitaries begin to come in, they couldn’t stoop to that.
What makes God big, is because He is big enough to stoop down. That’s what makes Him big. There is nothing bigger. And He stooped the lowest that anybody could stoop, that any human being ever stooped. He was the King of Heaven, and He come to the—to the lowest city on the earth, Jericho. And He got so low till even the shortest man in the town had to look down on Him, to see Him. Is that right? Zacchaeus. That’s right. He was called the worst name that any human being can be called, “a sorcerer, a devil, Beelzebub.” That’s what the world thought of Him. Died the cruelest death. Didn’t have a place to lay His head. Kicked out, by every organization.
But when God exalted Him, so high till He has to look down to see Heaven. See how, God, in humility. See? And He give Him a Name so great that the whole family of Heaven is named after Him, and every family of the—the earth. All the family on earth is named “Jesus.” All the families in Heaven is named “Jesus.” And such a Name, that, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess, to Him being Lord; either here or in hell. Hell will bow to it. Everything else will bow to it. See? But first it was humility, then it become great. See? Let God exalt. “He that humbles himself, God will exalt.” See? Now, we notice this nikao spirit wanted wisdom, smarter. It had to reason it out, like it was in Eden, reason against the Word of God, by the wisdom, and the church fell for it. What was it?
63-0319 - The Second Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham
[Tent vision continues]:
84 And I—I seen then, I started moving. On beyond the children, I seen Mr. Arganbright, my brother, that’s went overseas with me many time, seeing him standing there, looking at me. I moved on, to him.
Now, I could still hear my wife walking around in the room.
85 I’ll say it this way so that you’ll understand it. Might not be the right words, but so you’ll understand. That one dimension I was in, I had moved out then into another. I couldn’t hear her walking no more. It was gone.
86 And I seen Mr. Arganbright. He was his peculiar little way, the way he holds his head and kind of smiles as he looks at me. And he said, “Brother Branham,” he said, “we’ve put out cards, everywhere. And we got a way for you, get in and out. And everything is ready.”
I said, “All right, Brother Arganbright, which way shall I go?”
He said, “Just keep on.”
[Now, leaving the two boys with the wagon, he enters a second dimension where he meets Brother Arganbright, a name translated from German: Argenbright is the Americanized form of the German Erkenbrecht, from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German – erkan 'pure' or 'perfect' or ‘the just’ + berht 'bright' which means light.
Yes, he meets a Germanic man whose message means the just shall live by faith (light)! And Jesus Christ reveals Himself to him as, "He who has the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars!" He has left the dark ages behind him anyhow! The white horse charger and the red horse charger are behind. For the Greek church fell by wisdom, religious wisdom by the antichrist spirits on white horses, for they took to wisdom and rejected the Holy Spirit. And the western Catholic church took to politics and inherited the red horse of brutality from Rome, calling herself Roman Catholic Church.
So, passing over them, he comes to the first Protestant reformation under Luther, unto whom the Lord promises that “They shall walk with me in white…” in bright, white garments. That is what brother Argenbright stands for in that vision.
YES, Brother Branham passing over the two Catholic groups with their loaded wagon, loaded with idols, playing with toy wagons in the name of carriers, he meets Brother Arganbright! A Germanic name translated into English. Argan means perfect, and bright means light.
NOW LOOK AT THE REVELATION OF CHRIST TO THE FIFTH AGE:
Revelation 3:1, 4-5 KJV
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
There they are! Lutheran Argenbrights! The overcomers of the fifth age were to receive white raiment, white and bright which means justice and righteousness, the righteousness of faith which Luther preached.
SEVEN SPIRITS means Perfections! And the SEVEN STARS means Lights! What is that in Hebrew: Urim (lights) and Thummim (Perfections). There is the revelation of Jesus Christ to Luther and to his contemporaries! Arganbright!
Brother Branham in the vision passes over him and over other reformers (ministers). These represent the first Protestant Reformation movement that was started in Germany by Luther. For the wagon with the four wheels was left behind him, even Paul, Irenaeus, Martin and Columba were all behind him, pulled by two powers, even the lion and the ox! For the lion was the Holy Spirit's power in the apostolic times, whereas the ox in the dark ages. All had fallen into a Mexican-kind-of-Spanish religion of the inquisition, in the dark ages – the blackness of the children.
Just ahead stands the smiling Arganbright, with his head slightly tilted, you know ... The true Arganbright is the man with the Urim and the Thummim, even the high priest after the order of Melchizedek! Seven spirits and seven stars! The Urim and the Thummim!
The Vision Continues]:
The Panoramic Affair
I walked on. I passed some ministers.
Then, I walked a little farther. I came into a great panoramic affair, and all kinds of, looked like, seating for thousands of people.
And just then I heard someone say, “The meeting is dismissed.”
87 “Well,” I said, “who dismissed it? How did it come to be dismissed?” And I was discussing. I said, “Why is it dismissed? What’s happened?” And it was sprinkling rain.
And Something said to me, “By this you’ll know.”
And then I said, “Well, I don’t…”
[Passing on the first reformers, next he comes into some Gospel panoramic affair! Remember, till John Wesley, the preaching of the Gospel was confined to Chapels and Cathedrals; it was never preached in open fields with panoramic views. It wasn't preached in hayfields, stadiums, open fields, etc. But from the onset of the second reformation, great revivals broke out gathering thousands that no chapel could accommodate; and since the revivalists were rejected by the old formal churches, the young, energetic, jubilant revivalists took to the fields and spread the gospel fires far and near! Oh, it was a panoramic affair to see men like George Whitefield (whose voice was like a loudspeaker), John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, Finney, Moody, Mueller, etc., traversing sea and land with the gospel!
Yes, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit upon them was just panoramic! And the Word of God in their mouth was so panoramic! And the wisdom with which they handled the Gospel was indeed panoramic! Oh, all about them was panoramic! For they had received a panoramic revelation of Jesus Christ, thus comprehending with all saints, what is the width, the length, the height and the depth and also the love of God, which is passed knowledge, and were ready to be filled with all the fullness of God! For He had said unto them thus:
Revelation 3:7-8 KJV
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;  I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
THE CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR, THE CHURCH IN THE OPEN FIELDS; A CHURCH LIKE SHEEP UPON THE PRAIRIES! THE CHURCH OF THE PANORAMIC OPEN-MINDED MEN! Hallelujah!
Then certainly, the revival is dismissed! Why? It has become a money-making scheme! The original revivalists have gone, and those who have taken their place are just after the offering. What are they? The true shepherds have gone, now we are left with hirelings! The Judases who are after the money bags! Just thieves and robbers! Narrow-minded thieves and robbers in the name of pastors, hired by goats to feed them what they like! For a clergyman is the most narrow-minded man on earth, with a bunch of dead creeds and dogmas going around with an impudent face with hobnailed shoes where angels fear to tread! So, the revival among Protestant churches stopped.]
The Little Baby Shoe!
88 And then I went in, farther into the vision. And when it did, I was standing with, you know, a little baby’s shoe, of about a year old. You know, the little bitty eyelets; not a bootee, but a—a shoe. And I had a—a string in my hand, trying to lace this little eighth-of-an-inch hole in this eyelet, with about a half-inch string. Just working fervently, trying to push that string through, that half-inch string, through an eighth-of-an-inch eyelet. And I was breaking the threads all over, the string, trying to push it through like that. And it just wouldn’t do it. And the string was being all broke up, on the end.
89 So, just then I heard Someone say, behind me, “Don’t you understand that you can’t teach babies supernatural things?” I looked around. And It was behind me. And I recognized that Voice. He said, “You’re using the wrong end of the string.”
90 And I looked down at the end of the string laying on the floor, a great pile of string, and it was laced down to a nice eighth of inch, so it would go through the hole. I said, “I understand.”
[NOW, after being told the meetings were dismissed and was disgusted with that, then he was taken higher into the Spirit. Then he found himself with a little shoe of a child, trying hard to lace it using the big-ended shoelace, and it could not pass into the small eye of the shoe. He was pushing hard till the threads of the lace were being torn off. You know the eye of the shoe was too small to allow in the shoelace. In other words, the eye of a Pentecostal baby is too small, too young to receive and comprehend spiritual things! So, there, in his travel through time, he hits the Pentecostal age! For out of the panoramic Protestant scenes, next was Pentecost!
Then the angel stood by him and said, “You are using the wrong end of the lace. You can't teach Pentecostal babies supernatural things."
Yes, he strikes Pentecost, after the great panoramic affair, he comes to the Pentecostals, walking through time, you know! That was Branham in his first ministry among the Pentecostals, trying to teach them about the gifts of healing and the working of miracles.
Now, notice how scriptures come in: the little shoe represented the Pentecostal people: in their religion, they were little children who could not understand spiritual things! The big lace was the message that he was trying to pump into the Pentecostals, but it was not just working! All they could understand was about little gifts: speak in tongues, shout, and all that. That is all right for babies you know.
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Luke 3:15-16 KJV
The latchet of a shoe means the same thing as the shoelace, and that means a message! John was confessing that he couldn't preach the message that Jesus Christ was to preach. Exactly the same thing Brother Branham told you concerning the seventh seal! He was not worthy to break that seal! That seal is the mystery of the second coming of Jesus Christ; it is the message He is to bring at His coming!
You ask me, "Does Jesus come to preach a message at His second coming?"
Certainly! So many scriptures say that! Look at them:
Luke 12:35-38 KJV
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
There it is! When He arrives, He girds Himself and makes them sit down to meat! That is spiritual food, please! That is not chapati! That is the message out of the seal which the forerunner could not loosen! That is the latchet of the message of the seventh seal which he confessed that he could not loosen! Hallelujah! Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, the carnal religious mind cannot see them.
Why? There was no way Branham could wear the shoes of Jesus Christ!!! Just the same way the Pentecostals could not wear Branham’s shoes! No way to lace their little shoe with Elijah's big latchet! The same thing with Wesley, no way to lace his shoe with the Pentecostal message. Same thing with Luther, you couldn’t lace his shoe with the message of Wesley! Same thing with the Catholics, they could not be laced with Luther’s message! They couldn't stomach that! Their stomachs were too young for the strong meal! So are the Branham followers today! Their stomachs are too fragile for the seventh seal! It passes over their heads. They can’t fathom how that God can send further revelation after Branham. They take Branham as their Alpha and Omega – quite sacrilegious!
Yes, Branham could not, and there was no way for him to wear Christ's shoes! Why, he was preparing the way for Him! No way for him to preach the second coming of Jesus! How could he do it? It is Jesus Christ who is coming according to the mystery of the seventh seal, to preach the seventh seal! How blind can men be!!! How blind can a clergyman be!!! Claiming that Branham loosed the seventh seal. If John was not able to preach the gospel that Jesus was to preach at His first coming, how could Branham, in the same office as John, preach the message of Jesus! Ye blind guides! How can you have faith when ye judge all things according to the flesh! Not able to compare spiritual things with spiritual.
Isaiah 52:7 KJV
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
See? What makes the feet beautiful? It is the shoes, the gospel shoes! The messenger’s shoe is the message he brings! That message is bound on his leg by a shoelace! No one else can untie that latchet but the wearer of the shoe! For the shoe is the Gospel message of salvation for a particular! The message of Jesus’ coming can only be preached when he arrives, and he is the preacher of that message!
Ephesians 6:14-15 KJV
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Fools and slow of heart to understand spiritual things! Better if you were children. But ye are perverted, reprobate grown-ups, whose understanding is upside down! How can Brother Branham wear the shoes of his master whom he was forerunning! That is nonsense!
You ask: "Does Jesus come with a message to reveal?"
Yes! Why not?
"What is that message all about?"
About Himself! For he is the Word of God. So, he comes to reveal the fullness of the Word.
Luke 24:25-27 KJV
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
SO, SHALL IT BE AT HIS SECOND COMING! WHOEVER HAS AN EAR TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR! HE EXPOUNDED TO THEM THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF IN HIS FIRST COMING, WHAT HE WAS TO FULFIL. SO, WHEN HE ARRIVES THE SECOND TIME, HE MAKES US SIT DOWN TO MEAT AND HE EXPOUNDS TO US THE THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF! Hallelujah!
1 Peter 1:13 KJV
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
His coming is a mystery waiting to be revealed! And no other man can reveal the mystery of the second coming of Jesus, but Jesus Himself! That is 1 + 1 = 2! He comes with a message of the fullness of atonement to bring in the fullness of grace to usher in perfection to the fullness of redemption! He is the headstone and brings the headstone message to us! A message and a messenger are one! No man is worthy to preach the capstone message but the one who is the capstone. Full stop!
Zechariah 4:6-9 KJV
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.
Zerubbabel Himself laid the foundation in Zion, and Zerubbabel Himself brings the headstone! Yea, John foreran His first coming by which He laid the foundation in Zion. That message of laying the foundation John could not untie the latchet thereof!
At His second coming, He brings the headstone, and He is the headstone. Brother Branham could not preach that! He confessed it in black and white that God did not suffer him to speak anything about the seventh seal! Then some hypocrites, ready always to resist the Spirit of revelation, go about with their carnal knowledge spreading error upon error! They shall utterly be burned to ashes! Peddling lies in hypocrisy!
1 Peter 1:3-5 KJV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
It is the capstone message that brings that final salvation by which we enter into that inheritance. All things in the church ages were only earnests. Christ, who is the headstone, brings the fullness of all. Even salvation has only been in earnest. You know that by your own experience! Your conscience tells you clearly that there are still many vile things in you! You are only saved now by hope. And if it is hope, then it means that you are waiting for the very thing you hope for! If you have it, then hope has no place. It is only Jesus who brings the fullness! Stop worshipping men! Stop carrying a lie in your mouth!
Revelation 3:20 KJV
Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jesus arrives after Branham, and He brings food in due season to sup with you! He comes the way He came the first time: by water (Luther), blood (Wesley) and Spirit (Pentecost); then Branham takes the three and puts them into one message, by which he makes the way straight.
LOOK AT THE STEPS OF HIS COMING:
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Revelation 3:3,11,20 KJV
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: Rev 3:11
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev 3:20
1 John 5:5-6 KJV
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
There are the three steps of His coming! In the first coming these messages of water, blood and Spirit were only preached in part; but by the revelation of the seals, Brother Branham received the fullness of these messages and preached them as justification, sanctification and baptism of the Spirit; thus, making the way ready for His arrival.
Thus, as the Pentecostals could not wear the shoes of Branham, so neither could Branham wear the shoes of Jesus! Full stop!!! To claim that Branham revealed the fullness of Jesus Christ is to make him an Antichrist! For you can't reveal Jesus Christ in fullness unless you are Jesus Christ! Stop peddling lies, sweet lies to deceive the carnal minded.
Colossians 2:8-9 KJV
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
The fullness of the revelation of the Godhead cannot be found anywhere else but in Jesus Christ! Full stop! Go on mourning all around with your quotes, they make no sense to a real fish, a rainbow fish marque! My sheep know my voice, and a stranger they will never hear. You can have all your goats anyhow, but never one sheep! With your sterile teachings of no more prophets with the Word, no more "Thus saith the Lord," no more revelation of the Word: how dead must be your religion! Just a Koran-kind of religion!
BY THE BLUE SEA, FINALLY, HE IS SET. The shoelace becomes a fishing rod with a line on it and a hook. Then the angel moves by and tells him, "I will show you how to catch the big rainbow trout of revelation 10:1-6." You know, the sons of thunder!
And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. [No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better. Luke 5:36-39 KJV
That is just what happens every time a messenger arrives with new wine. The old bottles go cracking, tearing, complaining, fuzzing and blaspheming. "Oh, the days of prophets are over ... Oh, there is no more 'Thus saith the Lord' ... Oh, St. Bonface revealed all mysteries... Oh, we know God spoke everything by St. Moses the Vigilante, now we just quote what he taught ... Oh, you know the message of the hour was preached in 1963 by our PROPHET... No more messages until Jesus comes ... Anybody that comes with a new message is an impersonator of our PROPHET ..."
Nonsense!!! You can find such rot in an old lady's almanack, but never in the living scriptures! Let the old bottles continue with their old wine stuff, for so they say that it is sweeter than the new. Let them go on with the sweet lies of a worthless religion. A religion that can't hurt a fly, leave alone the least devil that hell can produce!
Wine means divine revelation causing stimulation of inspiration that brings life! But old wine does not multiply anymore! It does not increase. It is dead. It has already reached its limit. Has already served its purpose. It is spent force.
New wine, though not sweet, yet has more strength, has more life, it is more revealing, it enlightens the eyes more, it inspires more.
You see how the Pharisees were breaking all the time, complaining, murmuring, teasing and all that, mournfully? Why? Because their old bottles were bursting. The same thing when Luther struck, the old Catholic bottles wouldn’t stand it. They went cracking everywhere, mournfully. The same thing when Wesley arrived with new wine, the old Anglican bottles were torn apart! Couldn’t stand the stimulation of the strong revelation. Same with Pentecostal new wine, it did crack a-many protestant bottles. And when Branham arrived with new wine, the Pentecostal bottles couldn’t stand it. They went cracking, disputing and lamenting. Now, it is upon you, Branham church! Your bottles are too stiff for the seventh seal, you must cast them away, be born again to have new bottles to hold the new wine, or else you are going to mournfully break up. There is new wine already flowing, the revelation of Jesus coming is on us.
Back to the Tent Vision]:
By The Beautiful Lake
16 He said, “You’re using the wrong end of the string.” And I looked down on the floor and there laid the, truly, there laid the—the string, oh, went out to a nice eighth of an inch and taped down real nice. And He said, “You can’t teach Pentecostal babies supernatural things.” Said, “You’ll cause carnal impersonations.” Now, that’s true. I can only say what the vision said. See? “Can’t teach Pentecostal babies supernatural things. You cause carnal impersonations.” And so, and I—I stood there.
91 And as I reached to pick up the string, I was taken again. Now, you mark this down. Watch it come to pass. See? And as I—I started to reach down, I was gone again. Then, when I come to, I was standing by the side of a beautiful lake, something like your lake out here in the summertime when it’s real pretty and green. And there were fishermen all around the lake, and they were fishing, but they were catching small fishes. And I looked out into the lake, and those great, beautiful rainbow trout out there, and I said, “I know this is a vision, but I can’t understand those trout. But,” I said, “you know, I believe, right down in my heart, I can catch those.” So, I picked up the string, but, instead of it being a string, it was a fishing pole.
92 And just then, the One behind me said, “Now I’ll teach you to fish, how to catch those.” And so He took…And He said, “Tie on the lure.” And I snapped the lure on. He said, “Now throw way out,” now listen close, “way out into the deep.” And He said, “When you do, now let the lure sink down, first. Then,” said, “pull it slow.” Now, that’s really fishermen’s technique. So I…
93 He said, “Then, when you do, now, you’ll feel some nibbles at it, but don’t tell nobody what you’re doing. Keep it to yourself.” And said, “Then when you—when you feel it nibble again,” said, “pull it just a little, a little bit, but not too hard,” He said, “and then it’ll pull it away from the little fish. And when they scatter, that’ll attract the attention of the big fish, and they’ll grab it.” And said, “That’s the way you’ll catch it.” Said, “Then, when they bite, on the third time, set your hook for the—the catch.”
And I said, “I understand.”
Said, “But keep still. Don’t tell nobody. Keep still.”
And I said, “All right.”
94 And I had the lure in my hand. And all these fishermen turned out to be ministers, and they all come around, saying, “Brother Branham, I know you can catch fish.”
95 Oh, of course, that made me feel real good. I said, “Oh, yes, I’m a fisherman. I can catch fish.” And he said…I said, “Now, here is the way you do it.” And I said, “You throw it way out.” And I went way out, in to the—to the deep water. I said, “Now, those little fish are fine, brethren, but we want the big ones, too.” And I was…let…I said, “Well, see, when it sinks down, now see, there it is, just about where it should be, now, see there’s, see, there—there, them is little fish.” I said, “Now, when it sets again…”
96 I give it a great big jerk, and, when I did, I pulled the whole lure out of the water. And when I did, I caught a fish, but I wondered how he ever got the lure in his mouth. Cause, looked like the skin just stretched over the lure, about the same size of the lure. And I thought, “Oh, my!”
97 And just then, this One Who had been talking, behind me, stepped around in front of me. It was Him, the Angel of the Lord. He had His hands folded. He looked at me, said, “Just what I told you not to do!”
And I said, “Yes. That’s right.”
98 He said, “You see, that First Pull was when you used to put your hands on the people and tell them what was their trouble.” Said, “The Second Pull was when you’d know the secrets of the heart, like I told you.” And said, “Instead of you keeping that to yourself, you tried to explain all about it, and tell people. And when you did,” said, “you didn’t know nothing about it, yourself. And how could you explain it? And you’ve caused a big bunch of carnal impersonations to rise up, and you see what you’ve done.”
And I said, “Lord, I’m sorry.” And I—I said, “Oh, I’m so sorry! I don’t know what to do.”
99 And I was pulling the line, like this, and I was trying to straighten my line out. And He looked at me, said, “Now, don’t get your line tangled up, in these kind of times.”
[NOW, Brother Branham was set by the side of the beautiful sea with a lot of fish, and so many men trying to fish. But they were only catching small Pentecostal religious fish. But he thought to himself that he could catch the rainbow trout. Well, then the angel stepped by his side to show him how to catch the big rainbow fish.
Said, you put your bait on the hook and throw it way out and let it sink into the deep, as Jehovah did in Genesis. For the earth stood in the water, and then out of the water she was fished and planted with everything good seed. But many Serpents were also there trying to fish, catching little fish anyhow; those that are satisfied with a religious outfit, either in the knowledge of good and evil or in some emotional directionless worked-up affair. Cainites filled their baskets with such, but Jehovah quietly waited for His lure to sink dip enough till it struck the depths of Abraham, the would-be father of a multitude; and Isaac a seed to multiply into children like stars and the sand on the seashore.
Down still it sank and struck Jacob, an Israel indeed with no guile! A prince who has power with God! He will bring forth children like the dust of the earth, spreading to the four corners of the earth. But still it went striking the deepest levels of the sea, and there it passed by a man whose father had made him a coat of man colours, a rainbow coat marque! Yea, a man with double blessings on the crown of his head, a man whose seed is as the rainbow trout of revelation 10.
For his father, after praying to God and crying about where such a man could be found, for the beast had torn him asunder, a revelation struck his heart that he will have a son and will call him Double Fruitfulness! Whee, he believed and waited, having kept the coat of many colours for him.
So, Jehovah's lure reached the deepest regions of the sea, but He kept still about it, never revealed the seventh seal to any other fisherman. Let them continue with their religions of seeking after signs, and after wisdom: the staff of barley and wheat.
Yes, then the angel informed him again, that when the lure on the hook has reached the man with a rainbow coat, a man who left an empty tomb in Egypt, then wait a bit and then pull slightly away, just smoothly through the waters. Don't cause a lot of disturbance yet; just smoothly pull through Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel; then stop a bit.
You know, by that time you would have gathered around all the little Pentecostal fish, who always seek for signs from heaven. Then without telling anyone, let John the Baptist strike, and before anybody knows what is going on, let the Messiah follow in quick succession; and before the bunch of self-made fishermen looks around to try to emulate, let the Holy strike, then off through the apostles give it a jerk, a second pull, but ensure the hook with the bait on it remains under the waters: you know, peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
Yes, jerk it all through the dark ages, scattering all the little sign seekers away, and the sterile Greek thinkers seeking after wisdom, shake all away plus the brutal Romans! Then in the dark ages relax it a bit, let it rest, for as the little fish scatters away the rainbow man with his troops will start looking around. But just keep still the way Jehovah does it!
Then when you feel again some pull again on the lure, set your line for the catch! Those are the rainbow trout coming in! But don't tell anybody. Say nothing about that Third Pull! Say nothing about the seventh seal! Why? It is Jehavah's Third Pull, nobody knows anything about it, no, not the angels in heaven, not even the Son, but only the Father. Did you get it?
"Yes!" Billy answered joyfully.
So, the angel stepped back and Bill took his fishing line ready to practice the great tactics of catching the great rainbow trout!
Then those fishermen, who were catching little fish, turned out to be preachers and when they overheard that the angel had been with Bill, (for having forgotten about the angel's caution to be silent, the way the seventh seal commands) he went about explaining everywhere how the angel came to him and what he had told him. They had no business with that. He was just to preach the gospel and then pray for the sick discerning out their diseases and commanding the demons to leave without telling anybody about the gift and its working, the way Jesus operated his first and second pull without telling anybody anything about it. And when he was transfigured in the holy mountain, he never went about testifying about it but charged those who had witnessed it to tell no one about it. Like that, then it works successfully!
So, the vain praises of those preachers made him excited and began to explain all about it. And throwing his line in the waters and letting it sink deep, he explained how they should have the first pull, and then the second pull jerk, but because of his excitement, he pulled the hook right out of the water at the second pull stage, catching a little religious fish on the hook, so small that one wonders how it was caught on the hook. And by that his fishing line was all entangled around him.
Then the angel steps forward again. He felt guilty about what he had done. So, as a man he could fail, but Jehovah could not fail! Jehovah's Third Pull was intact! For in Genesis Jehovah let His fishing line to sink deep enough till it struck the levels of the rainbow messenger, right in the depth of the secret place of His thunder.
Then silently and quietly He pulled through Moses and the prophets – the first pull. These attracted the little fish who seek after signs. Then after a small interval of quietness for about 400 years after the last prophet – Malachi – He gave it a quick jerk through the New Testament times, scattering away not only the sign seekers but finally also wisdom seekers. So, the Old Testament was Jehovah’s first pull and the New Testament Jehovah’s second pull. Now, after feeling again some pull on the lure He set the line ready for the Third Pull catch. Oh, it can't miss the rainbow trout of those seven thunders! Come rain, come sunshine, they are going to be here with us! Glory to His name!
This is not Branham third pull, his third pull was fulfilled in the revelation of the seals, the six seals!
THIS IS NOT REVELATION 10:7! THIS IS REVELATION 10:1-6! THE MINISTRY OF THE RAINBOW MESSENGER, THE VERY ANGEL OF THE COVENANT! THE RAINBOW MESSENGER FOR THE RAINBOW TROUT.
GOD WAS ONLY DEMONSTRATING THROUGH BRANHAM what He Himself has been doing since Genesis and was about to do to bring it to the final triumph! He never revealed the exact thing to Branham. Why, he was only a forerunner! The actual mystery was with the Son, closed up even from him. Nothing could or can interfere with it.
JEHOVAH'S First Pull came through successfully. His second pull through the Gentiles passed through successfully, jerking the lure away from the little sign seekers, and the little wisdom seekers.
NOW, He has set His hook for the great catch, and will miss nothing about it!
So, next, Branham was taken in Spirit to watch Jehovah's Third Pull! There it is!
Tent Vision continues]:
The Great Big Tent
100 I thought, “Maybe He’s going to give me another try.” And I was…I said, “I’ll sure be careful.” And was winding my line in, seen it taken up all right.
101 And then when He said that, just then I felt myself go higher, way up. And when I was set down, then I was beneath, and standing up above, a great tent. I never seen such a tent!
102 And I had just made a altar call, seeming like, down at the altar. And when I was down there, I looked, and there was hundreds of people standing around the altar, weeping, because they had accepted the Lord Jesus. And they were just weeping, out loud. And I said, “Oh, that’s more like it, like that.”
103 And a real kind gentleman walked out to the platform, said, “While Brother Branham is resting, just a few moments,” he said, “we’ll call the prayer line.” And said, “Everyone with prayer cards beginning with a certain number, stand over, on to the right.” Well, I noticed the prayer line, seemed like it went all around the tent, and out, and down the street. Such a prayer line!
104 And I looked over, which was then to my left; and that would be to my right, if I was standing on the platform, would be that way. There’s a piece of canvas stretched there. And in behind this canvas was a little, square building, about twelve-foot across and twenty-foot long, something like that. Well, I stood and looked at that.
105 And I seen them bringing a lady up, on a stretcher. And there was a lady there taking her name and things, with a…on a—on a paper. And so there’s someone come and got her, and pushed her through. And the next man come through, was with crutches. I see them go through that little building. And on the outside, the lady come out, screaming to the top of her voice, pushing this stretcher. And the…
Then there was another lady on the other side, looked like kind of a dark-haired woman, and she said, “What happened?” 106 She said, “I just don’t know.” She said, “I couldn’t tell you what happened.” She said, “I have been paralyzed for twenty years. And, looky, I—I feel like I—I—I never was sick.” And just then, out come the man, leaping and jumping, with his—with his crutches in his hand. And I—I looked at that. And just then…
107 Now, here is something. Notice close. There’s a difference between the Angel of the Lord and that Light. Because I heard something moving, as It does when It comes here at the platform, at night, kind of like a “Whew! Whew! Whew!” and like a Fire whipping around, licking blaze. And It left me, and It went right down over the top of that audience, and went and stood over the top of that little building, then settled down on top of it. And then, when It did, this One that was standing by me, behind me, the same Voice, the Angel’s Voice, He said, “I’ll meet you in there. And this is the Third Pull, but nobody will know nothing about it.”
And I said, “Well, I don’t understand. Why in there? Why there?”
He said, “It will not be a public show, this time.”
And I said, “I don’t understand, going into that closet like that.”
108 And He said, “Is not It written by our Lord, ‘When thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites who like to be heard before men. But enter into the secret closet and pray to the Father Who seeth in secret; and He Who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly’?” It’s perfectly to the Scripture. Every time, it is.
And I said, “I understand.”
109 Then He took me to this place, and set me down in this room where I was at. And then He told me what to do for the third time. Now, Christian friends, that will, when I leave this world, that will still be in my bosom. When I…But, you mark my words, what’s going to take place.
56-0408A - What Is A Vision?
Rev. William Marrion Branham
[1 Corinthians 2:12-14 KJV
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them , because they are spiritually discerned.
Spiritual things can never be understood carnally, and the life of a spiritual man can never be carnally and intellectually be understood. The scripture has said you can't, no matter how closely you search, it is all in vain! God has sealed it, not man.
John 3:5-8 KJV
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Just forget, you will never understand the experiences that Brother Branham went through, which are part and parcel of his message and ministry, unless God reveals it to you. I don't care how close you search, God sealed that life until a time appointed, for he had the seed which he was forerunning.
For as Adam was told not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, so was John told who was to be a spiritual father to the Messiah; for by him the dove would come on Jesus giving Him new birth! So Jesus was born again to be the Christ through John's ministry. For through Mary he was born as Jesus, a sacrifice to take away the sin of the world. But he was not yet Christ yet; for Christ means anointed one. But he was not yet anointed. So, John's ministry was to pave way for that anointing to ascend on him. Thus, after baptizing him is when the Spirit came on him, and he was now born of the Spirit, being made the Christ. Before that, he was just Jesus, but now, after receiving that baptism of water and of Spirit, he was now Jesus Christ.
That is why John was a Nazarite, a position which first was given to Adam, but he failed. At the end of all, Branham is given the same ministry to bring the fullness of Christ: for by John, He only came in an earnest form, now must He come in fullness. Thus, the way that Brother Branham was preparing was the way of His birth in fullness, that is new birth!
For how was John a Father to Jesus? Spiritually! By Mary He was born in flesh, the Word in flesh, the way Eve should have brought Him, but she failed. What Eve failed Mary did it! The virgin birth of the Word.
Then if Eve would have kept herself and conceived the Word, then Immanuel would have been born of her. Then at the right age, Adam would have baptized him to offer him as an Isaac to God; and on God receiving it, He could have blessed His seed to multiply abundantly. Adam failed
Next came Mary and John. Mary bearing him in flesh, and John bearing him in Spirit. Yes, by John's ministry Jesus was born in water and Spirit! So physically he was the seed of the woman, but spiritually he was the Son of John! John bore him spiritually. But that was in part. The fullness comes at the end.
The fullness of the forerunning ministry was ordained in Branham. Thus he was to pave the way for Christ's full birth in the hearts of men, and from there to arise as a bright morning star, by which He would be truly the head of every man; for in flesh he is only figuratively so, but God ordained him to be the head of all things. Therefore, by the ministry of Branham, that is by the Word, which was given him as the Third Pull, he sowed a seed that was purely the Word. Read his message titled 'The Spoken Word is the Original Seed." You will see it clearly.
The second coming of Jesus, just like the first, is not a geographical descending from heaven. "That hour and that day knoweth no man, no, not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father." Why so? His coming is by birth, and that's why only his Father would tell when, how and where he will be born. Get it straight! The way Jesus ever comes in the world is by birth and by birth alone!
Genesis brought him in the world by birth, that is by Abraham’s faith! The lion of the tribe of Judah! The Old Testament brought him in the world by birth, made of a woman, made under the law: an ox to bear the burdens of sin, for to deliver those who were held under the law of sin. This word travelled all the way from Moses till it landed in Mary's womb.
Now, in the second coming, the Word was sown by the apostles, then landed in the ground and died in the dark ages; death passed on the Word signified by the black Death which swept over Asia and Europe in Medieval times.
Then from the dying Word, water came out and that was Luther's age of justification, followed by blood and that was Wesley’s message of sanctification, then Spirit, that's Pentecost; then the three united into Branham and produced the seed that went into the ground. So, Branham, as Abraham, or as John, stood firm with the Word, no compromise whatsoever! If you go playing with gifts as children, alright, but not with the Word! He was firm with the Word, firm as an adamant rock! No compromise whatsoever. And that was his Third Pull ministry; for what? To channel the life of the seed forward, so as to beget a Man-Child in the image of God. That Man-Child would be Christ in his second coming.
How would he be born? He will receive the fullness of the Word preached by Branham as the Father reveals it to him, then the Holy Spirit will come on him and quicken that fullness of the Word, then out of that stands out the Godhead in His clearness, yet in flesh! There is the Son promised to Branham as he cried over the story of Joseph.
NOW, notice, out of Genesis he was born to Abraham as a lion of the tribe of Judah. Then from the Old Testament, he was born as an ox under a yoke of the law; then from the Gentile church through Branham, he is born as a Man-Child; a little innocent blind thing, but with the fullness of the Godhead in him!
Isaiah 42:18-21 KJV
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.  Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?  Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.  The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
That is the second coming of Jesus Christ through the blind Gentile race; he takes on their blindness to set them free. For in the first coming it was strictly for the Jews, and he took on himself the yoke of their law to set them free from the captivity of the law.
At the second coming, he comes through the Gentile church, taking on all their blindness, to set them free from prison, the prison of the seed of the serpent, even their Nicolaitanism. So, he comes in the fashion of a blind, innocent man; that is child-like! The crawling Man-Child!
Then through his ministry, the dispensation of the fullness of time comes in; a dispensation in which all things are made clear as light! No shadows anymore! No veils anymore! No blindness anymore! All is revealed. And a church is gathered by that clear revelation; a church through whom the headstone is brought in His clearness as the sun, as the Father Himself. Thus, is his final coming as an eagle, even a bright, white eagle! That brings in tremendous victory in love divine. Glory to God in the highest! Even the fourth and final coming of Christ shall be by birth through a perfect church by a perfect bride through the perfect revelation of the Word given.
For a church brings him forth exactly in their likeness. If a church is under the law and receives the seed to bear Jesus, he will come out wrapped in their laws. If a church is full of Nicolaitan blindness and receives the Word to bear Christ, he will come out from them wrapped in the filth attires of their Nicolaitanism.
By a great sword, Brother Branham paved a way for the birth of the Word from the Gentile womb. The eyes of all ever look beyond all these things, unto the final and fourth coming of Christ in the glory of his Father and of His angels; coming with the clouds of heaven as a white eagle. That was shown to the prophets and is a clear revelation to every man; for every eye shall see him. But before that, there is a third coming clearly identified in the scriptures: that is coming as a thief in the night! There, not every eye can see him! In the Man-child image, not every eye shall see him, for he arrives as a thief! If He comes as a thief, obviously not every eye will see Him, because He stealthily comes in.
First, he came as Isaac; second, he comes as Jacob; then third and final, he comes as Joseph.
These things are clear in the scriptures! In the time of Genesis, he arrived as a thief, the Word in flesh, the lion of the tribe of Judah and send his two witnesses into Sodom and burned it. It was Christ made manifest in flesh through Abraham and Sarah. Isaac was just an illustration for that! But the true seed of Abraham is what Abraham desired to see, and by his faith, he was finally manifested in flesh!
John 8:56 KJV
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it , and was glad.
Genesis 18:1-5 KJV
And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;  And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them , he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,  And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:  Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:  And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
The Lord with His two witnesses, perfectly in flesh, arrive to Abraham. By Abraham's faith there they were! He acted upon the Word of promise by faith and brought forth the Word and His two witnesses in flesh, even before Isaac was born! There is the seed of Abraham seated before him, eating pancakes, drinking milk and eating meat and butter! Whee! The Word in flesh by Abraham's faith in the promise! It was not all about Isaac! It was all about Jesus! Bringing Jesus in the world as a thief to finally burn Sodom! Whee, get next to yourself, the mysteries of God are only known to Him!
1 Timothy 3:16 KJV
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Paul puts all that in the past tense; all that had happened by Paul's time. So how can you explain it! Never tamper with God's Word of promise, for you know nothing, totally nothing about it. Your mind is just deceiving you! Just pray and be humble, as Branham advised you; pray to find favour before Him when He arrives with His Word of promise. He is never a respecter of persons, therefore, your bragging about this and that is a vain thing! You know nothing! An empty can makes the loudest noise! Bragging all about what they know not; but as brute beasts, they fuzz and blaspheme.
Notice: that was the main part of the Third Pull ministry of Branham! To channel life forward by the Seed-Word, the way Abraham and John did it in their day. Every dispensation ends with Christ in flesh! Genesis ended with Him eating with Abraham; the Old Testament ended with Him in flesh walking over to John to be anointed; the New Testament ends with Him again in flesh, brought forth by Branham, by the Word he preached and believed. Yes, he was promised a son just as Abraham, and though some Joseph was born to him in flesh, that was only an illustration! The true one was born from the Word and arrived in the world as a thief! Then in the latter rain he will be manifested.
That brings in that great tabernacle, even the tent that was shown to Branham: it is the tabernacle of the congregation, and it is the very congregation. The tabernacle and the congregation are one, and a congregation means a church. So that is the end-time church that receives the headstone.
And that Brother Branham saw a small tent within the large tabernacle, and the same tent was foursquare, it is the Oracle, even the holy of holies, which is new Jerusalem. The congregation is the tabernacle upon the holy mountain, for it is called the mountain of the congregation, and also the holy mountain of God. So, that great tabernacle is that church upon the holy mountain:
Isaiah 14:13 KJV
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
So, the mountain of the congregation is the tabernacle in which the end-time church finally gathers, and they are a tabernacle for God upon the holy mountain. As John was taken in the spirit to see it, so was Branham taken in the Spirit and saw it in a figure; also he saw New Jerusalem in a figure, that is the tent vision. The great tabernacle is the church that makes up that great congregation, multiplying from the Spoken Word revealed at his second coming.
Hebrews 12:22-24 KJV
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
There is the great congregation to be born during the last trumpet call, the church of the firstborn, even the great rainbow trout! Their position is the great holy mountain, even Zion. Zion means a stronghold, and that is a sanctuary, a place of refuge. So is that holy mountain, it is a sanctuary that cannot be pulled down.
But the little square tent on one side of the large tent is the holy of holies, and the same is New Jerusalem, who is the bride of the Lamb. And the healing of the people through her during the final revival means all that are born of her in that revival will be perfectly healed in heart, soul, spirit and body. No more sickness! Death is defeated and vanquished! It is all swallowed in victory!
First, they receive the message of salvation, and then they go through new birth by the bride of the Lamb, being spiritually conceived and born.
Isaiah 66:8 KJV
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
That is Zion, even Jerusalem the bride, bringing forth the children of the Word. That is the purpose of a bride, it's to bear children. So is the Bride of the lamb to bear the children of the Word, into the resurrection and translation!
And that Brother Branham was resting, up in the air, means this is fulfilled when he has gone to rest, resting in heaven, that is in the air! See! So clear! He was brought and set above the tabernacle, in the air!
Then the soft-spoken gentleman, is the lowly man that he foreran! The very seed that he sowed takes his place while he has gone to rest! And through him and by him they are all brought through the holy of holies for the final healing! But no one can mimic that! No one will know what will be happening in there! It's in the womb of the bride, so no one will know about it; yes, the womb of the Spirit in the Bride bringing forth her children in the revival, and no one will impersonate it. Amen!
Revelation 21:9-11 KJV
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
The great high mountain is the mountain of the congregation, even the holy mountain. And Jerusalem is the holy of holies upon the top of the mountain! All this shall be fulfilled in these last days. Glory to His name forever and ever. Amen!]