PREDICTION OF THE FALL OF "AMERIKA the WHORE!"
The American prophet William Branham—one of the last great prophets
of God of this era—foresaw a woman, a very beautiful but very cruel,
ruthless woman ruling the U.S.A. and the last government of the country
and then suddenly he saw the country a smoldering ruin. He thought that
she was the President of the United States. This could of course be
an individual, (Hillary
Clinton?) but perhaps he saw a representation of the "Whore"
of the Book of Revelation.
THE STRANGE CLOUD AND REVELATION OF ANGELS BY WILLIAM BRANHAM IN 1962.
in the Bible:
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the
seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many
waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,
and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine
of her fornication.
really signifies the church
or whorish system,
the one supposed to be the "Bride
of Christ" but in actuality
goes whoring after the system! Not just the worship system of the church,
but also the commercial
system of its Capitalism
and Materialism, and
all the rest of its Whorish system.
Branham also said:
"I saw a vision in which Americans were the most popular and desirable
slaves in the whole world!"
DAVID BERG ON BRANHAM
It was the making of a man! I had to
get out & I was forced to go back to college--I didn't even want to
but I had to--living on $25 a week, which was a lot of money in those
days, in a way, but barely supported us, living in somebody else's borrowed
little 14-foot trailer with a family of a wife & three children! It
was pretty rough, hand-to-mouth & living by faith, but it was the making
of things, because it was from there we went to build a church in Arizona
& had all those experiences & Branham prophesied over me & it was from
there I got out of the church entirely, broke loose, & joined Fred Jordan.
He was another rebel, he'd broken with the churches & was really preaching
the Truth, the facts
He began giving his testimony all around
in churches, like my mother:--About the horrible experience in the flood
when they were swept away, his wife dying & his miraculous healing &
WILLIAM BRANHAM WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLDER THAN I, & he was just a young
fellow then. I think I must have been a teenager when it happened &
he was a married young man & had a child & was working. HE'D KNOWN THE
LORD ALL HIS LIFE & HAD THIS GIFT OF PROPHETIC VISIONS seeing things
happen, sometimes years ahead! He lived as a little boy near the banks
of the Ohio River at a time when there was no bridge over the river
at Louisville at all. They just had ferries. HE WAS ABOUT 9 YEARS OLD
& HE SAW THIS HUGE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER & he saw men falling off of
it into the river! He went home really scared & told his mother & she
thought it was a child's imagination. But about 20 years later they
built that bridge, & there was something like a dozen men who fell off
the bridge & were killed while they were building it! He had seen that
HE HAD THIS GIFT ALL HIS LIFE. He'd know things & see things before
they happened. Or someone would lose something & he'd know where it
was, he'd seen where it was. Or some accident would happen or be about
to happen & he'd warn somebody that it was going to happen.
HE CALLED IT THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE, to know things that other people
didn't know or beforehand. He'd just see pictures of it happening. That's
how he got into healing people, he'd see pictures of whether they were
going to be healed or not. He didn't claim to have the gift of healing
PEOPLE WOULD COME TO HIM WITH SOME ILLNESS or sickness & he'd tell them
whether they were going to get well or die or what. A lot of times they
didn't even know what they had, the doctors couldn't even tell them,
& he'd tell them what was wrong with them. He could just see it. He
would pray for them & lots of them got healed.
HE BEGAN JUST BY TELLING HIS LIFE STORY:
How he & his wife were swept away in the flood & his wife & baby died,
& he nearly died, & his vision of Heaven & how he began to want to live
then because Heaven was so beautiful! First he wanted to die & then
he wanted to live then because Heaven was so beautiful! First he wanted
to die & then he wanted to live because he wanted to tell other people
about the Lord. So he began giving his testimony & became quite popular
in the churches going around telling his story. So he sort of became
HE WAS VERY SIMPLE. He hadn't had much education at all, & he butchered
the king's English! He was just a simple little hillbilly boy really,
& he just spoke so simply, like a little child.
THEY WERE SO POOR HE HAD TO GO TO WORK right away to help his family
because his father died & his mother was a widow then, & she had several
children. He could remember living in a cold little shack in Kentucky
when they ran out of fuel & it was ice cold, there was even ice inside
the house! Then his mother couldn't take it anymore & his mother died,
& he went to live with his grandmother. He had all kinds of terrible
tragedies in his life.
THERE WAS ALWAYS THIS VOICE SPEAKING TO HIM THAT ENCOURAGED HIM, that
he knew must be the voice of God. Once, he was out in the woods when
there was no wind or anything & this whole tree just shook! The leaves
rustled & shook & sort of blew, just this one tree, like Moses & the
burning bush! He stood there & looked & thought, "That's funny! There's
no wind & the other trees aren't doing that."
THE LORD APPARENTLY JUST DID IT TO GET HIS ATTENTION as a little boy--he
was about 7 years old then. Then the Lord spoke out of the tree & told
him to be a good boy. He'd been with some other bad boys that were smoking.
The Lord said, "Don't smoke! You be a good boy & I'll take care of you.
Some day you'll grow up to be a great man that will work for Me!" The
voice of the angel called him right out of the shaking tree & it scared
HE KNEW IT MUST BE THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL or God or something. He ran
home & told his mother. Most of the time they thought it was just his
imagination that these things had happened, until he told them things
that did happen, & then they began to believe him, that he really had
a gift. So he went around giving his testimony & even telling about
his calling & his gift.
PEOPLE BEGAN TO COME TO HIM & WANT TO KNOW THINGS. "I lost my son,"
or "I haven't seen my brother for years, where is he?" or, "I lost some
money that we hid & I can't remember where I put it" & things like that.
He'd just see pictures of it. Or, "I'm sick & the doctors don't know
what's wrong with me."--He'd just see a picture of a tumor or cancer
or something & tell them what was going to happen.
SO OF COURSE HE BECAME VERY FAMOUS AS WILLIAM BRANHAM THE MODERN PROPHET!
I think there's a book on his life. I'm sure that the Pentecostal Evangel
Publishing House in Springfield, Mo. USA would probably have it, although
they turned against him finally. The Assemblies of God sponsored him
for awhile because he was so famous & drew crowds of thousands! We heard
about him quite a bit from various religious sources & in Los Angeles
when we were there, but we had never gotten to hear him.
IN THOSE VERY DISCOURAGING DAYS AFTER I
GOT KICKED OUT OF THE CHURCH that I built in Valley Farms, Arizona,
I had gone back to college at the University of Arizona at Tempe. We
were living there & we heard that Branham had come to Phoenix. So we
went to hear him.
EVE HAD A TERRIBLE TIME TRYING TO PERSUADE ME TO GO because I was so
fed up with churches & church people & religion & Christianity & everything.--Everything
except for the Lord! I knew He was real, but I was sure fed up with
church people, & I'd seen so many evangelists as religious racketeers!
I SAID, "OH, I DON'T WANT TO GO, I'VE SEEN THEM ALL! They're all a bunch
of promoters & show men & whatnot, & I've seen it all!" She said, "Well
just come, just this once, & if you don't like it, we won't go anymore.
Just come just to see. He's famous!" So we went & took all the kids
to this huge big tent that held several thousand people.
THEY HAD A LOT OF MUSIC & PRAYER & PRAISING
& shouting hallelujah, a Pentecostal meeting, & that was all interesting.
Then one preacher after another would get up & make a speech. All these
little preachers from the local churches ride along on the coattails
of the big preachers & sit on the platform. I kept waiting for the big
THERE WAS THIS ONE LITTLE HICKY HILLBILLY PREACHER THAT KEPT TALKING,
& who used all kinds of bad English. He was talking away giving his
testimony & I thought, "That's interesting, but when is this big evangelist
coming on anyhow? When is this bigshot coming on, the big boy, the famous
fellow?" And I turned to Eve & asked her, "I wonder when William Branham's
coming on?" She said, "That is William Branham!" I said,
"THAT'S WILLIAM BRANHAM, WORLD FAMOUS PROPHET & EVANGELIST?--That little
tiny shrimp up there that's talking in that little weak voice & butchers
the King's English--that's William Branham the great prophet & evangelist?--No!"
She said, "That's he, that's the one! I'm sure that's the one."
I'D MISSED IT WHEN THEY INTRODUCED HIM because I was getting so bored
with all these different preachers getting up & giving their testimony
& preaching. The service must have gone on an hour & a half or two hours
before he came on. You know how those Pentecostals are, they can go
on four, five & six hours in a service!
BUT THEN I BEGAN TO REALLY LISTEN WHEN HE WAS TELLING HIS LIFE STORY
about when he was a little boy & it was so cold & he was an orphan living
here & there so poor. Then he had these dreams & visions & these experiences,
hearing voices & seeing things, & how God dealt with him & spoke to
him even when he was small. I guess that's sort of like what I went
through too when I used to go out in the woods & walk.
IT SEEMED LIKE I COULD HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD SO CLEARLY! Not out loud
like he did, but it just seemed like the Lord spoke to me in everything:--Every
flower, every bush, every tree, every animal, every scene, every sunset,
like the Lord was explaining everything to me. Isn't that something?
The voice of the Spirit was so clear! That's one reason I liked to go
out & get away from everybody & walk through the woods alone.
HIS TESTIMONY WAS SO LONG HE HAD TO CONTINUE IT FROM NIGHT TO NIGHT.
He was mostly telling about being a little boy this first night & about
growing up & getting married & working as a carpenter & almost to the
flood. Then he said it was too late & he'd have to continue the next
night. So of course everybody came back to hear about the flood.
THE NEXT TIME HE TOLD MOSTLY ABOUT THE FLOOD & his wife dying & how
he nearly died. Then it was too late again & I had to come back the
next night to hear some more about how the Lord saved him & healed him.
The first night was about his childhood, the next night about the flood,
then the next night about his salvation, his dream of Heaven & all that.
We just loved it!
WE LISTENED & IT WAS SO ENCOURAGING, because he was not any particular
church member or anything, he hadn't really had too much church when
he was a boy. He was real poor & kind of a real hillbilly, what would
have been considered very low white trash when I was a kid, like migrant
workers & cotton pickers. (Maria: What a testimony, how the Lord can
use somebody like that!--No matter who you are!) Yes!
SO WE TOOK THE KIDS BACK EVERY NIGHT, & they loved it because he was
so simple & so childlike the older kids could even understand it. They
were all exciting stories of experiences, not just sermons. They were
real experience stories, exciting stories about dreams & visions & miracles
& experience with the flood. So we were quite thrilled.
I THINK THE LORD REALLY SENT HIM ALONG AT THAT TIME TO BE A GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT
IN MY LIFE because it really really encouraged me. It was then, at the
end of his meetings, that all the preachers were invited to a special
Christian Businessmen's Luncheon at this big hotel.
SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER A FRIEND OF OURS GOT ME AN INVITATION & a ticket,
because it cost a dollar-and-a-half, & that was a lot of money in those
days! Of course in a way it was a money-raiser too, but it was something
special just for all the preachers after the meeting was over. I went,
& it so happened that the Lord sat me down almost right straight across
from him at the next table!
HE HAD A GOOD MESSAGE FOR THE PREACHERS, all kinds of good things about
how they ought to live it more & they ought to get their people out
witnessing more, they ought to get their people to really live the Gospel
more than just sitting in church. I thought, "Boy, that's terrific!
Just like what we were preaching!"
I WAS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, about 20 feet away.--Right where
he couldn't escape seeing this poor young preacher sitting there in
front of him. I was about 30 by this time & we had all four children
& had just been kicked out of the church at Valley Farms.
HE KEPT LOOKING AT ME & I just knew that he was conscious I was there.
I was just sort of sucking on him, drawing on him, because I was so
desperately in need of encouragement. I was almost ready to give up.
I WAS REALLY DISCOURAGED & WONDERING WHAT TO DO. Here I was a poor preacher
with 4 kids & kicked out of my church & virtually out of my denomination
because they wouldn't give me another church. What was I to do? I'd
just gone back to college on the GI bill. Spring session was almost
over. Summer was coming, & at this school they didn't have much in the
way of courses during summer.
WE WERE WONDERING WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO. We had this little old Model-A
Ford, little V-8 we bought from an old lady for $400, & I had this motion
picture projector with a film on Palestine. That was about all I owned
beside the big library of books that I finally gave away to the college
I WAS SITTING THERE SUCKING ON HIM & DRAWING ON HIM, just really hungry
to get some little word of encouragement from him. A lot of it was very
encouraging. It must have been so obvious in the Spirit, the spiritual
magnetism must have been so strong, because after all, he was a prophet
& he'd had all these experiences about people.
I WAS DRAWING ON HIM SO STRONG THAT HE LOOKED ME STRAIGHT IN THE EYE!
There were about 300 preachers at this big luncheon, & it was sort of
like he was speaking generally to all of them in a way, but he was looking
me right in the eye & I knew he was talking to me. This could have applied
to a lot of the guys of course, because we were all out in the middle
of the desert in Phoenix. He said,
"IT DOESN'T MATTER, YOUNG FELLOW, IF YOU
CAME OUT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT to PASTOR A LITTLE CHURCH
& they don't seem to appreciate you. Just be faithful to the Lord, &
God's going to do great things for you."--And I just broke down & wept
because I knew that was the word for me!
THEN AS WE WENT OUT, HE STOOD BY THE DOOR like the typical pastor or
preacher shaking hands with everybody going out. Of course he had seen
in his talk that I was deeply moved & I was sitting there weeping. As
I came to him to shake his hand going out the door,
HE THREW HIS ARMS AROUND ME & HUGGED ME & kissed me & said, "Don't worry,
son, don't worry. Everything's going to be all right." Then he quoted
that same little verse from the Philadelphia Prophecy. (See Letter No.695.)
"THE LORD IS GOING TO OPEN UNTO YOU A GREAT DOOR THAT NO MAN CAN CLOSE.
He's going to close all these other doors that no man can open. Don't
even try to open them. The Lord's going to open unto you a great door,
greater than anything you ever dreamed of!--A door that no man can close!"
(Rev.3:7-18.) Of course I had no idea what it was. I thought it might
be some big church or something, talking about doors.
SO I WENT OFF WEEPING THEN, HAPPY & ALMOST WALKING ON AIR because I'd
had this message of encouragement straight from the Lord, that the Lord
was still going to use me! I had felt like maybe my ministry was up,
that I was done. After all, my denomination didn't like me anymore because
I'd sassed them back & been rebellious to them when they wanted me to
leave the church & I wouldn't leave.
BRANHAM PREDICTED AN ENDTIME CHURCH AND AN ENDTIME PROPHET OF GOD!
William Branham prophesied:
"But thank God, in this last time, there will rise a group, the true Bride of the Last Days, and she will listen to the Spirit. We have to watch out to see, because God has promised to fulfill [this] in the Endtime, in Mal 4:5,6.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
"Jesus spoke about it and it will be like that. Here is a repetition of what happened at the time of Ahab. Israel's history under Ahab reflects in America where the prophet that Malachy talks about, will appear. Just like Israel left Egypt, to serve God in freedom and in this wise became a mighty nation with leaders like David, and then put Ahab on the throne, with Jezebel controlling behind Ahab, so the same happened in America."
[President Hilary behind
"Many people will misunderstand this prophet, because they were taught the scriptures in a way, they considered true. So, when he appears they will not believe him. The fruit and the works of his life will be a product of the sect and the life that dwells in him.
"Through the service of John the Baptist the hearts of the fathers turned to the children (Luk1:17). But it is not written that he turned the hearts of the children to the fathers. That is still to happen. But this prophet, upon whom the spirit of Elisha will rest, will prepare the children to welcome the Lord.
"He will not be popular, but confirmed from God. He'll send
a prophet after 2000 years, who will be so far away from organisation,
from education and the religions of the world , just like
Elisha and John the Baptist. He will bring back the called out ones
of those last days.
(Excerpt from William Branhams book "Interpretation of the 7 Ages of the 7 Churches" --Revelation 2 & 3.)