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BRIDE AGE AND PERFECTION
Questions Nos. 486 to 492


CHAPTER TEN


Question # 486: "Are we in the Bride Age and when did it start? Did Brother Branham state that the Lord descended 1963?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: 
"And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer." (Revelation 10:1-6).

The Angel of Revelation 10:1 swore that time was no longer. Time no longer is Church Ages Time. If Church Ages Time is sworn away, then he must point us to another age. That age is called the Bride Age. Time has now crossed over from the Seventh Church Age to the Bride Age or the Eighth Day. The Seventh Church Age is the Laodicean Church Age. The Laodicean Age continues for the Gentiles but those who have heard the revelation of the message of Malachi 4:5-6, have stepped out into the Bride Age.
In 1963 Elijah was turned out from the Organizations and Denominations and his Message was rejected. The angel that swore time is no longer, descended in 1963. The Seals were opened and when the Book became open it marked the time between Church Ages Time and the Bride Age.
While the seventh day continues, the Bride stepped out into an Eternal Age because she possesses eternal life.

Quote W.M.B. 139 "It's getting harvest time. This is not Luther's age; this is not Pentecost age; this is the Bride age. As Moses called a nation out of a nation, Christ today is calling a church out of a church (You see?), the same thing in type, taking them to the glorious eternal promised land." (Leadership 65-1207).

Quote: 186 "Did he not know, "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground..."? It had to die through those dark ages…go beneath the earth and be buried, to bring forth in the first reformation them two blades of Luther, the stalk. It had to come forth in the Wesleyans, out yonder, to bring forth the pollen, the tassels, the great missionary age. Had to come forth in the Pentecostal, for the restoration of the gifts…it's been growing through it all the time…This is not a Pentecostal age; this is the latter-day age, this is the Bride Age." (I Have Heard But Now I See).


Question # 487: "Please explain and give quotes and Scriptures for Bride's Age?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: Revelation 10:1-6, Church Ages time was sworn away. But it over-lapped into the Bride Age or Eternal day. Notice that the Church Ages began at AD 53. Before that, the Bride Age started and lapped over into the Church Ages for a long period.

Quote W.M.B.: 76-2 {54} "…this Book is not revealed until the church ages and denominational ages has run out, and there's time no more. See it? It's only revealed after church ages and denominational ages has run out." (The Breach 63-0317E).

Quote: 45-7 "We're in the last days. We all know that. And we're ready for the coming of the Lord… The Word that fell on the day of Pentecost will not work this day. No, sir, that was for Pentecost. This is for the Bride: going home of the Bride. We got something different. The Pentecostals represented that again. We're in the Bride age." (Invisible union of the Bride 65-1125).


Question # 488: "Is the Bride of Christ supposed to be perfected by the Message of Brother Branham?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: 
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48).
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith." (Hebrews 6:1).
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: toward God." (Ephesians 4:11&12).

Through these Scriptures we see that God demands perfection. Then He must have a plan to give us enough grace to be perfected. In order to be perfected we must find that plan. God set a five-fold ministry in the Church for us to be perfected. The plan for perfection has been here since the opening of the Seals in 1963 by and through Malachi 4. The opening of the Seals brought the Word of perfection. In plain and simple words, the Message of Malachi 4 contains the revelation for the Bride to be perfected. The revelation for perfection was lost through the dark ages.


Question #489 : "In reference to the above Question, if the Bride is to be perfected by the messages of Brother Branham, why are you then in the books, tracts and magazines production and distribution?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: The Bride is perfected by the Word. I publish the Word. Brother Branham's message is based on the Word. They are both working together for the perfection of the Church.

Quote W.M.B.: "Now in each age, I say, the messengers received hidden truth. But they did not receive it for themselves only. But it is as it was when the disciples were asked to serve the multitudes loaves and fishes; Jesus gave them the broken food, but they in turn gave it to the people." (Church Age Book Chapter 5 - The Pergamean Church Age P:162).

We preach exactly what Brother Branham preached. He preached exactly what Jesus and the Apostles preached. We have not deviated one iota from the message of the Gospel. Since everybody cannot come to our meetings and hear the truth, we thought it wise to publish the truth and distribute them so that others can be edified by them. We are happy that you are also edified by our messages.


Question # 490: "What stage, time and period is the Bride of Christ. Is the Bride going through perfection right now or will they be perfected later in the third pull? If the Bride is being perfected right now, who is perfecting the Bride; which Message?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: Yes, the Bride is being perfected now, even since the opening of the Seals - Ephesians 4:11-15.

Quote W.M.B.: "He's going to call a church to perfection by His Word Jesus Christ." (Marriage and Divorce 65-0221M P:30).

Quote: "And then they wasn't their own; they were perfected by the Holy Spirit in them. Not the Christian that's perfect; it's the perfect Holy Spirit in him. See?" (Sardisean church age 60-1209 P:64).


Question # 491: "Is the Third Pull the period of perfection or time of spoken word ministry/revival?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: It's a time of revival, speak the word power of signs and wonders. Perfection is by the Word and the five-fold ministry.

Quote W.M.B.: "Jesus' ministry consisted of three pulls…His First Pull was healing the sick. He become a very popular Man. Everybody believed Him, seemed like. Is that right? When He went forth healing the sick, everybody wanted Him in their church, but one day He turned around and started prophesying, for He was the Word. And He was the Prophet that Moses spoke of. And when He went to tell them, and telling how they was living and the things they were doing, He become very unpopular. That was His Second Pull. I wonder if it has typed right back again?… And notice, when the Third Pull of His ministry come, the First was healing the sick, the Second was rebuking their organizations and prophesying what they had done, what they were, and what was coming: what is, what will come, what was--what is and will come…But His Third Pull was when He preached to the lost that couldn't be saved no more. They were down there where them big painted eyes was. Preached to the souls in hell that did not accept mercy, but were eternally separated from the Presence of God; yet they had to recognize what He was, because God made Him there. Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days. As it was, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you. The works that I do shall you also."
Lost, could never be saved, they had rejected mercy. That was His Third Pull. Now, is there any question? His First Pull, He healed the sick. Is that right? His Second Ministry, He was prophesying. His Third Ministry was preaching to the eternal lost. The three mountains and so forth--the lost, eternal." (Souls in Prison Now 63-1110M P:132).

Quote: "The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed… And remember the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word." (Anointed Ones at End Time 65-0725M P:189).

Quote: "It's tightening; and then when that time comes, and the press comes to a place to where you're pressed out, then watch… the third pull then. It'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it--it will be for the Bride and the church." (Look Away to Jesus 63-1229E P:20).

Quote: "this the third pull and is speaking the Word. It seems entirely possible for you to speak the word and one would be completely and fully restored, placed entirely ready for the rapture in the resurrection." (Questions and Answers COD 64-0823M P:86).

Brother Branham said that all ministries have three pulls. A pull is a phase in the ministry. He went on to say what each pull is. In a quotation above he said that the third pull has to do with the total lost, the Bride and the Church. Now the third pull is a ministry and it has to do something with the Bride. It has to do with speaking the Word and rapturing faith.


Question # 492: "Can an Apostle alone perfect the bride of Christ without the other four?"


E.O.D.H. Answer: Yes. The Scripture says that there are five office gifts, given for the perfection of the Church. All office gifts can be in one man as well as in different men. An Apostle has all office gifts in him. Brother Paul was an apostle, so was Peter and William Marrion Branham, Malachi 4:5&6.
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11&12).