“The Exposition of the Seven Church Ages” written by Reverend William Branham is a masterpiece. Recently, I reread it and I would like to share with you 99 quotes from it. There was no criteria in choosing them, other than they spoke to me.
God can't build His church upon any man born in sin.
Christ in the True Church is a continuation of the Book of Acts.
It is the revelation of God that will give you authority over the devil.
We don't make any “holy men” amongst us, but the whole true congregation of the Lord is holy, because of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
If you have been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, God will fill you with His Spirit.
We need to call on God for revelation more than anything else in the world.
God did not entrust His plan of salvation to another. He trusted only Himself.
Salvation is His doing. Salvation is of the Lord.
There is ONE mediator between God and men, and He is all you need. There are no Marys or saints, just Jesus.
It was the waters that destroyed the world, but it was the same waters that saved Noah and also saved the whole earth for Noah.
What God gives the messenger, and how He blesses and uses the messenger, is an example to all believers of His goodness and care to ALL members of His body.
That Word has never failed in the mouths of believing Christians. And in this last age it is here stronger and greater than ever in the true Word bride.
Until He stops calling, the Pentecostal message and power will NOT CEASE.
That original church was not organized by men. It was led by the Holy Ghost.
The True Church will always try to be like the original at Pentecost.
The messenger to every age, regardless of when he appears or goes, is the one who influences that age for God by means of a Word-manifested ministry.
We don't belong to the church. We belong to Him.
You have only one relationship to God and God has only one relationship to you that is JESUS, and JESUS ALONE.
There is NO need to look back. LOOK UP!
Whatever we do, even giving a cup of cold water to some one, has a reward and blessing from the Lord.
Stay with the Word. Keep that Word between you and the devil.
Salvation is not passed on by natural birth any more than is there any truth to apostolic succession.
Every time God gives a visitation of the Holy Spirit and people get free, after awhile they bind themselves right back to the very thing they came out of.
He who will lend his ear and want to know the words of truth will find the Spirit of God enlightening him.
No true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God.
He is, walking in the midst of those whom He has redeemed.
The proof of His love is ELECTION that no matter what happened, His love was proven truly by the fact they were chosen unto salvation.
Character is a VICTORY, not a gift.
We need the Lord to teach us the truth that we are to suffer and be Christlike in doing it.
We have more wealth than we have ever had and yet less is being accomplished Spiritually.
Put the leadership of the Holy Ghost aside and the church is NOTHING BUT THE WORLD WITH GOD'S NAME ATTACHED TO IT.
Learning has taken the place of revelation. Reason has replaced faith. Program has replaced spontaneous praise in the Holy Ghost.
When did the prestige of money, social leadership, business ability, or sheer mental prowess ever qualify a man for spiritual leadership, or give any weight to the Word of God?
When you see a social or financial structure come into the church that divides the folks in any way, that is not of God.
What God has set His heart on, Satan is bound to try to destroy.
Supreme faith will give supreme grace for the supreme hour.
This message is to comfort us today even as it has comforted our brethren of all the other ages.
Now when God is silent we had better be silent.
We have gone by experience and not the Word. Away with experience as your measuring line.
A son of God can go a long time before he recognizes that he is a son.
What is the Baptism with the Holy Ghost? It is the Spirit Baptizing you into the body of Christ. It is the new birth. It is the Spirit of God coming in and filling you after you have repented, (having heard His Word) and been baptized in water as an answer of a good conscience toward God.
Every fresh and true revival will be because men have gotten back to the Word for their age.
If you are truly baptized with the Holy Ghost you will esteem His Word above your necessary meat, and yearn to live by EVERY Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Too often when men are signally used of the Lord they become lifted up with pride.
Being ONE WITH THE WORD proves whether you are of God and Spirit-filled. No other criterion.
Jesus never did stress the importance of the Works as He did the Word.
God never placed signs ahead of the Word.
For though we are saved by grace, apart from works, true salvation will bring forth works, or deeds that will please God.
If a man wonders if he will hear those words, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” let him fulfill the Word of God in his life, and assuredly he will hear those words of praise.
The darkness of spiritual corruption will deepen and the true light of God will fade until number-wise it glows ever so faintly.
Church of God, there is only one hope. Get back to the Word and stay with it.
It's a wrong spirit that separates the people of God into hierarchy and laity; and it's, therefore, a wrong spirit that separates the people from the people.
There is only one way to receive grace in the hour of sin, REPENT.
There is no salvation except through the Son of God.
The pagans who saw the lives of the early Christians said, “Behold how they love each other.”
In the Laodicean, or last age, self love, and love for material things will take the place of the true love of God.
It is time to draw nigh to God and let him fill our lives with His love, or we will feel the coldness of the last day church, and reject the truth of God which alone is able to help us.
Truly great men of history have been servants.
History can never acclaim those for whom much was done, but it will forever praise those who did much for others.
Patience is the outcome of faithfulness.
Let the enemy attempt to thwart our service to the Lord, our reply is increased service.
What's the cure for idolatry? The Word of God.
It is the Word that rules us, not men.
We might fool the people but we will never fool the Lord.
A great burden of the last age is the pressure of riches, soft living and nervous tensions in a complex age that we seem unfitted to live in.
What else could we desire above Jesus Himself? Is He not everything, even Perfect Everything?
If the church is the true church it will have the very same Spirit and Word and acts of power that they had at Pentecost.
When Luther died it was not long until it had a hierarchy like the one it had fought.
Do you know what the meaning of “not perfect” really is? It is “unfulfilled.”
There was a man called Jonah, he had flaws in his life too. He was a prophet though you and I might not want to say so on the basis of how he acted.
He is not forgetful of our labour of love. God will always recompense us for our efforts to please Him.
You can't walk in the spotted garments of the world, holding hands with the devil here, and then expect to be with God.
Make no mistake about it, a person that is truly baptized by the Holy Ghost into the body of Christ receiving the fulness of the Spirit will be in the WORD ALL THE WAY. That is the evidence of being baptized with the Holy Ghost.
It was God's purpose to bring forth a people like unto Himself that would be a Word Bride.
I am so glad that my holiness is not of myself. I am glad that I am in Christ, with all His wonderful attributes of righteousness imputed.
It is not even Christ AND works. It is Christ alone.
Everything fades into insignificance beside Him.
How wonderful that our Lord has all the answers.
The Bible way is the real way of the open door.
When you are sheep that belong to the Great Shepherd, you follow right along in each of His steps.
They who gave up all for Him and committed all to Him will sit down in His throne and share in His glorious kingdom.
One must always remember that in the eyes of God time is so very fleeting.
The worship is beautiful and formal, but cold and dead. Culture and education have taken the place of the Spirit-given Word, and faith has been superseded by science, so that man is a victim of materialism.
Have you ever noticed how the people who lead others astray bind them closely to themselves by fear?
A true prophet will always lead one to the Word and bind the people to Jesus Christ and he won't tell the people to fear him or what he says, but to fear what the Word says.
The most important revelation of Godhead in the whole Bible, that is, JESUS IS GOD, HE AND THE FATHER ARE ONE: THERE IS ONE GOD, AND HIS NAME IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
God is GOVERNING IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN RIGHT NOW. HE IS BOTH CREATOR AND SUSTAINER.
I am glad that I am resting in His faithfulness.
We know Him now as much as our limiting senses can let us.
God moves by His Spirit, not by the amount of money or talent in the church.
Everywhere there is the cry to make religion so attractive and appealing that the rich and cultured and all who have worldly prestige will come in and be active in the church.
If the church were truly Spiritually rich, its influence would be felt upon community life.
He directs this last day church to one hope. That hope is HIMSELF.
Sometimes this Potter must take the vessel He is working on and thoroughly break it down in order that He may rebuild it exactly as He desires it.
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Rely upon God and be strong in His might.
The Spirit and the prophet and the bride will be saying the same thing. And what they will say will have already been said in the Word.
No matter what authority Paul had, he kept the people looking to God from Whom is all authority.
If I can accomplish just one thing I will be satisfied. That one thing is to see established a true spiritual relationship between God and men, wherein men become new creations in Christ, filled with His Spirit and live according to His Word.
May His coming rejoice your heart.
Michael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.