The Falling Apart of the World and the Manifestation of the Sons of God
Hear, all ye people; Hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: And let the Lord God be witness against you, The Lord from his holy temple.
For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, And will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
And the mountains shall be molten under him, And the valleys shall be cleft, As wax before the fire, And as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
This may seem like a strange place to begin a Christmas Sermon, but the first and second comings of Christ have this in common, He comes when the world is falling apart.
Bro. Branham takes this text and identifies several things that tell us the condition of the world today.
Not long ago President Biden signed into law a bill enshrining same-sex marriage into law.
This is celebrated.
It’s difficult for us to understand how awful the first century was in its morals.
The wealthy men of Rome kept a harem of young boys to fulfill their lust.
Paul writes about it in Romans 1.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The world is once again falling apart.
When we see corruption in these areas we know this is the hour of His coming.