We believe the message of the hour declares to us that there is a Jewish bride that is
apart of the Gentile bride. Also, there will be 144,000 Jews saved during the tribulation.
This lesson is a revelation of how the Bride of Christ is made up of Jewish people in it
and how these Jews are different than the 144,000.
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto
me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; For he that wrought effectually
in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the
First Jewish Bride Age
Peter who was given the keys to the Kingdom, preached the message of grace to the house
of Israel only. That same day there was added to the church (Jews) about three thousand
believers (Acts 2 chapter). We see in this scripture that Peter and Paul were each given
different dispensations of the message of grace. Peter's message was to the Jewish while
Paul's message was to the Gentiles. We see in the scriptures that it was many years after
Pentecost before the first church age began, even then there was a lapping over time
of these two ages.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus,
whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
God gave Saint Peter a vision (Acts 10). From this experience, God showed Peter that the
saving grace of Christ was also for the Gentiles. This allowed these two church group to
mix together. The point is, the converted Jews were the first to become the Bride of Jesus
Christ and will also be the last ones. We believe that the messages of Malachi 4:5 will
awaken an elect out of the Jewish nation before the tribulation. They will mix together
with the rest of the international Bride. Then during the tribulation, Moses and Elijah
will call the 144,000 martyrs into the redemption plan. We believe that the rapturing
revival to the Jews will be a short and special time.
PATH OF LIFE
I've always had a feeling for the Jewish people. Perhaps there's none here this morning,
but I have a feeling for them: always have. And I believe that someday the Gentile church
will take the message to the Jew, as the Jew (Paul) gave it to the Gentiles. I believe
that with all my heart. And then when that goes back to the Jew in full, you watch, the
Gentile door will close then, and it'll be Jews.
REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST - CHURCH AGE BOOK
Zechariah prophesied this about 2500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen.
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that
come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me Whom
they have pierced..." Now, when is the Gospel returning to the Jews? When the day of the
Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews. Oh, if I could just tell
you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about
to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two
prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews. We're ready for it.
Everything is in order. As the Jews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the
Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews, and the Rapture will come.
Bride Jews not the Tribulation Saints
If you will look close, in the above quotes, as well as many others, we will see that
Brother Branham is speaking of two different events, the Bride's ministry, and Moses and
Elijah's ministry. Joseph of the Old Testament put his bride out of the room before he
revealed himself unto his brethren. Which types, the rapture of the church, before Christ
is revealed by two Jewish prophets to the nation of Israel. God does not deal with the
gentiles and the Jews at the same time. Brother Branham taught that Israel will only hear
her prophets. So, we have to study more to bring these quotes inline with rest of the message.
Ruth and Naomi set the perfect type. Ruth types the gentile bride and Naomi types the Jewish
nation. Naomi nursed Ruth's son showing that certain Jew become apart of the Ruth's blessing,
and inheritances. But there were two more in the lineage of the Jews before David (David
types the millennium age, son of David dispensation), they were Obed and Jesse which types
Moses and Elijah. Obed means; "serving" (Moses), Jesse means; "I possess" (Elijah). We could
look at hundred quotes but let's look at the BRIDE TREE as Apostle Paul brings it out in
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches], be graffed into their own olive tree?
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes.
144,000 Tribulation Saints
Now lets turn our minds back to the 144,000 that will be killed along with Moses and Elijah and
resurrected to meet Christ as He comes in the clouds at the end of the tribulation.
REVELATION OF JESUSCHRIST - CHURCH AGE BOOK
Now these 144,000 are not in the bride. In Revelation 14:4 they are called virgins and they
follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. The fact that they have not defiled themselves with
women shows that they are eunuchs (Matthew 19:12). The eunuchs were the keepers of the bridal
chambers. They were attendants. Notice that they do not sit in the throne but are before the
throne. No, they are not in the bride, but will be in the glorious millennial reign.
For we know that this Sixth Seal is the judgment Seal. It's the judgment Seal: exactly what it is.
Now, see, we've had the--the antichrist ride, seen the Church go, now it's finished, goes up.
Then we see the martyrs of them Jews back there under the altar. Now, here is the breaking
forth of the judgment upon the people where out of this tribulation judgment will come forth
the hundred and forty-four thousand redeemed Jews. I'll prove to you they are Jews and not
Gentiles. They have nothing to do with the Bride, not a thing. The Bride... We done see the
Bride's gone. You can't place that anywhere else: don't come back again until the 19th chapter
of the Book of the Acts.
Before we close this subject let's focus upon the Bride that will be made up of every nation
upon the earth.
FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
25-1 069 You remember the vision the other day? Remember the--the preview of it? How many
remembers Sunday 'fore last? How there it was exactly come by; we seen it exactly, seen that
dirty, filthy thing come up called the church (vulgarity is to the extreme), and
that little Bride of every nation, each one of them dressed like their nation they come from,
just perfectly, walking before the Lord.
Last Jewish Bride Age
We are all concerned and burden as millions before us about how to get the Word to the Jews.
So, I want to be clear on this subject, I do not know how, when or where this revival to
the Jews, as it has happen to other nations, will begin. I certain believe it will happen.
Maybe it will be only be a very small group of believers in Israel (for Israel is a small
nation). Maybe they are having their revival now and as we write are waiting for the rapture.
I do not know. The first bride was Jews, but more than that, they were the Bride of Christ.
The last Bride calling will be to the Jews. However begin a Jew is not were their Faith lies.
Their Faith is in the promise of Mal 4 and Revelation 10 for they are apart of the BRIDE OF
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