Updated: Mar 17
Everybody understands Brother Branham's resurrection principle. "The same one that goes down is the same one that comes back up." In other words, the same Jesus that went into the grave, come out of the grave with the nail scars on His hands, to one day Himself return. This is the very tenet of the Christian faith itself.
Now, Christianity is based upon resurrection, now, not replacement. Now, if this falls, now to take this and put its place, that’s not resurrection. That’s replacement. But resurrection is to bring up the same one that fell down. The same Jesus that went into the grave come out of the grave with the scars on His hands.
There is, however, a movement within the message touting a more recent belief concerning the return of Christ. It is a hybrid of both Jesus only'ism and the church body replacement theory.
I read an article here, not long ago. I got it in my scrapbook, where that the American preacher, they taken a analysis of who believed in the literal coming of the Lord Jesus. And seventy-eight percent of the American preachers, denied the literal return of the Lord Jesus. Babylon!
How do you expect to build the church of the living God upon such ruins and chars of Sodom as that? It’ll never work then...” --William Branham
To deny the literal return of Christ, to rule and reign a thousand years, is to try to build the church of the living God upon the ruins and chars of Sodom. It'll never work.
282 … And that’s the reason the Catholic doesn’t teach the coming of Jesus, to this day. “It’s all in the church. This is the Millennium. The church owns everything. This is it.“
See, post-millennium (Oh, my!) without the return of Jesus Christ. --William Branham
A little insight into this teaching (which we will refer to as the third-coming replacement doctrine) may seem very strange to those who are not familiar with it. It is the teaching that the literal return of Christ is in them, to the exclusion of His own resurrected corporal body, which the prophet Himself identified as an old roman catholic doctrine.
Scripture declares, "who confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is a deceiver and an antichrist."
2 John 1: 7 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
The most contorted tenet of this denominational creed is, they teach Christ's body, no longer exists because they say it would defile and stink up heaven. This deceptive spirit is to convince the listener that Jesus the Son of God did not pass into the heavens, where the bible says he presently, ever liveth as our intercessor: mediator and great high priest.
63-1124E - Three Kinds Of Believers
There is a Heaven, and there is a literal Jesus Christ There that will come in a body form to receive His Church to Himself. No matter how old the story seems, it's still the Truth.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
14 That’s all we care to know, God promised it! How is it going to be? I can’t tell you. But God said so! He will send Jesus Christ, the second time, He will come in a physical form. He will claim His Own. There will be one thousand years, Millennium reign upon this earth, with Him, with the redeemed. That’s what He promised, and we are looking for that hour to approach.
The bible tells us to hold fast to our profession, (confession) that God promised he once again, He will send Jesus Christ a third time.
But first, brother Branham warned us that the seed of Abraham today, is brought to a test? Will we take God's Word, or take what man has said about it?
21 We are brought to that test. The Seed of Abraham, today, is brought to that test. Will we take God’s Word, or we take what man said about It?
Will we take what some organization has made up as a creed, and accept that, or do we take what God said?
What warrior can see the literal body of Jesus Christ to take over again?
141 Who warrior that can see the Millennium coming? What warrior can see this great Holy Spirit come in the form of Jesus Christ, the literal body of Christ to take over again, stand with me.
Stand By me! Let’s cut a hole through this denominational creed. Let’s get in there!
Brothers and sisters, stand with him today, cut a hole through that denominational creed and be warriors of Christ, don't fail that test brothers and sisters.