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The Breach Part 23 "The Sleeping Virgin and the Bride"

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Matthew 25:1 KJV 1900
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:2 KJV 1900
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Matthew 25:3 KJV 1900
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Matthew 25:4 KJV 1900
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Matthew 25:5 KJV 1900
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Matthew 25:6 KJV 1900
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Matthew 25:7 KJV 1900
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Matthew 25:8 KJV 1900
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Matthew 25:9 KJV 1900
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Matthew 25:10 KJV 1900
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:11 KJV 1900
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Matthew 25:12 KJV 1900
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Matthew 25:13 KJV 1900
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Introduction

We’re picking up our study of the Sermon Bro. Branham preached called “The Breach” in paragraph 251.
Bro. Branham is dealing with the “Breach” or gap between the church ages and the Seals in the Book of Revelation. He does not yet know what the mystery behind each individual seal is.
251 But now in this sevenfold Book of Seals, of redemption, that the Lamb took, within Himself, was the only One Who could do it.
And He took It from the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne, now, to claim His redemptive, to claim His rights.
To claim, for me and you, what He redeemed us from, to, see, back to everything that Adam lost in the garden of Eden. He has redeemed us back to that.
252 Now with the Lamb, with the Book in His hands, we are ready to ask His grace and mercy upon us, to open the Seven-Seal Book to us, and let us look a past the curtain of time, just a little bit.
Oh, my! Notice when He took the Book, the title deed, sealed, (just get that in your mind now),
and broke the Seals of the mystery, to reveal them, to bring them to His, see, all of His redeemed subjects.
253 Now, when we hit this in the Seals, we’re going to go back there and see them souls under the altar, crying, “Lord, how long, how long?”
254 And here He is as a Mediator, on the altar, “Just a little longer, until there’s more has to suffer like you.”
(He doesn’t yet know that these are Jews. How can he? The seal hasn’t been opened yet. this is entirely different than the way a theologian would approach a subject, or even a pastor)
255 But now He comes from here, at this last Seal. He no more Mediator. He is King now.
And what does He do? If He’s a King, He has to have subjects.
And His subjects is them that He has redeemed, and they cannot come before Him until He takes the rights of redemption.
And now He walks forth, from a Mediator; where death put us in the grave, He comes forth with the rights. Amen.
256 “And even those who are alive and remain till His Coming, shall not hinder them which are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, at that last trumpet.”
When the last Seal is broke, and when the seventh angel is giving his Message, “The last trumpet shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise.
And we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them, to meet Him in the air.” He claims! He has come forth now to claim His possession.
257 Watch! Look at this! My! Broke the Seals, revealed the mysteries. Revealed them (where?) to the last church age, the only one that’s living. The rest of them is sleeping.
258 He said, “If He comes in the first watch, second watch, third watch, on down to the seventh watch.”
In the seventh watch, there went out a command, or a call, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!”
259 And when they did, the sleeping virgin, the nominal churches, said, “Oh, you know, I believe I’d like to have that Holy Ghost.”
Have you noticed the Presbyterians and Episcopalians? Did you hear my Message in Phoenix, to them men who stand up there, in the Voice and there, saying…?
Well, what’s the matter with this author, saying, “Holy Father So-and-so”? When, the Bible said, “Call no man, ‘Father,’ like that.”
See, they’re sleeping with them, that’s the reason, but when they come forth and said, “Yeah, we believe.”
(Break from Breach) (Bro. Branham addresses the businessmen directly in Phoenix twice.)
221 I notice in your Full Gospel Business Men, how you bring in “Father So-and-so,” the Presbyterian; you bring in “Father So-and-so,” the Catholic, and all this.
By the way, they’re not “Fathers.” The Bible said, “Call no man Father on this earth.” They are ministers.
And I respect them in every respect they can be respected, but you’re not to call them “Father.”
222 And, you Business Men, I hope that editor is here this morning. Yeah.
How comes you write a declaration on the back, of what your creeds are, and things like that, and be interdenomination?
You better get out of that. Uh-huh. All right. 63-0112 - Influence
302 What’s the matter with you Pentecostal people, calling these here fellows, “Father”? I see it in your magazine.
What’s the matter with that editor, anyhow? Thought you were Pentecostal. Get up here and say, “Holy Father So-and-so,” saying so.
303 The Bible said, “Call no man Father,” like that. “You got one Father, that’s Jesus Christ.”
304 What’s the matter? See what I’m telling you? You’re, you’re…The weeds done got you. You better cut the thing away, right now.
305 You better listen to what I’m telling you. You might not want to do it, because I’m an “ignoramus.”
But I’m not as ignorant, maybe, as you think I am. See? I may be. Maybe God has to take something ignorant.
See? By His grace, I see it coming. I see the handwriting on the wall. Straighten up, or you’re going out. 63-0126 - Investments
(Bro. Branham goes on to explain about the foolish virgin)
(Use FGBMI Pictures)
Shakarian used his organizational abilities to facilitate evangelistic campaigns, in particularly working with Charles S. Price. Other evangelists at his events included Tommy Hicks and William Branham and Oral Roberts. Shakarian spent most of his adult life building the Fellowship for free.
Shakarian played a key role in working with Paul Crouch to help launch Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Joel Osteen’s ministry started from his father John Osteen. Shakarian played a key role in saving that ministry in the early days. When John was removed as a pastor due to his beliefs in the Pentecostal movement, Shakarian immediately caught a flight to be with John, convinced him not to quit but to start his own ministry wherein Shakarian funded the launching of John's first tent meeting. -Wikipedia
“One man did more during this time than any other person. Demos Shakarian became a facilitator of the Holy Ghost.
Many of the businessmen who attended these meetings were already saved in their denominational church but in these settings hundreds and thousands of individuals received the Pentecostal infilling of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues.
The most unusual thing about these events was that it introduced the Baptism in the Holy Ghost into several areas of fundamental faith where people were not friendly to that type of doctrine filled with the Spirit of God.”
(Bro. Branham tells us they didn’t get it. They received not the love of the truth so they received a strong delusion)
Look where it led to.
Less than 2 years after Bro. Branham passed away the Charismatic Catholic movement was born when Catholic students attended a prayer meeting and were “filled with the Holy Ghost”.
(Pope Francis Picture)
When Pope Francis joined 6,000 people in Rome on June 8 for the launch on Pentecost eve of a new Vatican body to serve the 115 million charismatic Catholics around the world, they made sure to perform his favorite Latin-American “praise” song, “Vive Jesús el Señor” (“The Lord Jesus lives”).
“Francis may not pray in tongues, but no pope has ever identified as closely with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, nor been so keen to move it to front and center in the church.”
The link with the Charismatic Renewal grew stronger especially between 2006 and 2012, when Cardinal Bergoglio attended yearly gatherings of around 7,000 Catholics and evangelicals in Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires, among the biggest such ecumenical praise meetings at that time anywhere.
Hesitant at first, the cardinal came up to be prayed over by the church’s leading charismatic preacher, the Capuchin friar and preacher to the papal household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, together with a handful of pentecostal pastors.
He was said to have received a “baptism in the Spirit,” an experience of the pneumatic power mentioned often in the New Testament.
In Cardinal Bergoglio’s case it led to a new boldness, especially in ecumenism. He began to meet regularly to pray with evangelicals, convinced that the Spirit was at work in bringing them together.
Since his election in 2013, he has continued that openness, reaching out through the renewal to evangelicals and Pentecostals, who are quick to recognize in him one of their own.
Francis has invoked the Holy Spirit so often and so emphatically, constantly emphasizing the “new things” the Spirit is calling forth and the dangers of resisting it through rigidity and ideology,
that he is arguably not just history’s first Jesuit pope but also the first charismatic pope.
Francis’ example has inspired a U.S. Pentecostal pastor from Newark, Joseph Tosini, to create the John 17 movement bringing together Catholics and evangelicals in friendship, involving a number of U.S. Catholic bishops. Pastor Tosini regularly takes dozens of pastors to Rome to meet Francis and has collected their testimonies in a new book, John 17: The Heart of God. The pope has a letter in the front of the book praising their “ecumenism based on the unity of the Spirit.”
American Magazine- The Jesuit Review June 14, 2019
(Kenneth Copeland Picture)
We now have our first Catholic-Charismatic Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett.
This isn’t limited to Catholics.
The Archbishop of Canterbury says he prays in tongues early every morning.
Tongues, understood by believers to be a divine language, involves sounds with no easily understood meaning.
The Most Rev Justin Welby, who is the leader of the Anglican Church, also says he expects to hear messages and prophecies from God through others.- BBC.com 1/21/2019
2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV 1900
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV 1900
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:5 KJV 1900
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2 Thessalonians 2:6 KJV 1900
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 KJV 1900
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV 1900
And 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:
2 Thessalonians 2:9 KJV 1900
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:10 KJV 1900
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 KJV 1900
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Thessalonians 2:12 KJV 1900
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
All the ages of deceit, from the garden of Eden, all the way down, there’s never been an age so deceptive as this age.
“False prophets will rise and show signs and wonders, if possible to deceive the very Elected.” See?
Now, just a cold, formal, starchy churches, and so forth, of man-made theology, that wouldn’t; the Elect would never pay no attention to that.
But it’s up there almost like the real thing. Just leaving out one Word is all you have to do.
Promised of the age; very great time! Christians, everywhere, take heed to the hour we’re living! Mark down, and read, and listen close.
35 What would God call a people out of this evil age for, His Name? The reason it is, is to try Her, His Bride.
It’s to…When She is made manifest, been tried, been proven, proved to Satan. Like it was at the beginning, so shall it be at the end. 65-0801M - The God Of This Evil Age
2 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV 1900
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2 Thessalonians 2:14 KJV 1900
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Back to the Breach)
260 A woman just called up another woman, said, “You know, I’m Episcopalian.” Said, “I spoke in tongues, the other day. I believe I received the Holy Ghost, but, sh, don’t tell nobody.”
I doubt that very much. You might have spoke with tongues. But, you set a man on Fire, how is he going to set still? That’s right. See? See? Can’t do it.
261 Could you imagine Peter, and James, and John, and them up in the upper room, saying, “Oh, we got the Holy Ghost now, but maybe we better just keep still”?
Brother, through windows, doors, and everything, they went, out into the street, acting like a bunch of drunks. That’s the real Holy Ghost.
262 But, you see, that sleeping virgin ain’t receiving nothing, anyhow. Uh-huh. That’s right.
And remember, while they went to try to buy Oil, remember, the Scriptures doesn’t say they got It.
263 But while they were out trying to buy It, there come a sound. What happened?
All those virgins that slept, rose and trimmed their lamps, “and went in to the Supper.” Is that right? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]
264 And the rest was left for the Tribulation period, right, “Weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.” That’s the church, not the Bride; the church.
265 The Bride went in. There is a whole difference between the church and the Bride. Yes, sir! Uh-huh.
“Went in to the Wedding Supper.” Oh, notice, boy! [Brother Branham claps his hands together once—Ed.]
266 The Seals was broke (why?) in the last church age, to reveal these Truths. Why?
The Lamb broke the Seals and revealed them to His Church, in order to collect His subjects for His Kingdom. His Bride, see! Oh, my! He wants to bring His subjects to Him now.
267 What is it? Out of the dust of the earth, out of the bottom of the sea, out of the pits, out of everywhere and every place, out of the regions of the dark, out of paradise, wherever they may be.
He’ll call, and they’ll answer. Amen! Amen! [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] He’ll call, and they’ll answer.
268 He come to get His subjects. He revealed His secrets, and they saw It.
“And time is no more,” at that time. “Time has run out.” It’s finished. All right. 63-0317E - The Breach Between The Seven Church Ages And The Seven Seals

Conclusion.

The Handwriting is on the wall of Babylon, even the Pope claiming the Holy Ghost. Look up, your redemption draweth nigh.
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