[I CORINTHIANS 15:51-58]

“50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall  be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then s   hall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in  victory.

55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.

57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the  Lord,                       forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”



13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,  even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


 Apart from other details, these two scriptures tell us about the order of the resurrection and body change:            

     1 . The dead in Christ shall arise first  

     2 . We who are alive and in Christ at His coming shall be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an       eye.

 The resurrection will not be a local affair among some self appointed zealots. It will be universal and simultaneous.


No matter whether we are ready or not, the Lord Jesus will come just the same at the appointed time. We must be ready. And we must do it now. It is no time to wait. We must redeem the time and be ready.


E-33 Sometime ago, a story, just before closing, that struck me as I heard it many, many years ago... This secret coming of the Lord, sudden secret going of the church... "Watch, it'll be two in the field; I'll take one and leave one. There'll be two in the bed; I'll take one and leave one," showing that the coming of the Lord will not be just at any certain corner, but it'll be universal. One will be in the field working: daytime, the other one in the bed sleeping on the other side of the world. It'll be a universal rapture. And it'll come with the shout, with the voice of the Archangel. And the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise. And she will be caught away secretly. Oh, I love that. The great Bridegroom coming, and the bride that got Herself ready, waiting for that secret moment that she doesn't even know herself, but she's ready and dressed, and waiting for it.


E-34 We see sign posts in the world that she's ready for judgment. We see signs and wonders in the church, great things taking place. What kind of people should we be? Ready at the moment, for we don't know when He's coming. "Be ye also ready for you know not what minute or hour your Lord does come." Be ready, for you can't get ready then. For He said you could not.


E-35 How many of you, all perhaps, have read of the virgins? Some were wise and some were foolish. "Virgin" means "purity." They were all good people, everyone of them virgin, sanctified vessels of God. But those who had oil in their lamps went in. And the others were left out. They were all virgins, everyone people that you couldn't put your finger on for anything wrong. They everyone believed in the coming of the Lord. They were ready to go meet Him, but some of them let their oil go out.

Don't let that be your case. Keep oil in your lamp. Oil is the Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Never let it drain from you. When you feel your love dying away, your sincerity to Christ, and to the--the cause, quickly go to Him Who has the Fountain of Oil and buy for yourself a filling of the Holy Spirit.

Our nation gone, morally corrupted and ruined, our politics corrupted and gone, our leaders... O God, what could we do about it? You can put a good man in, and he comes out a crook. There's only One we can bring now, that's the Lord Jesus. Let's make ready for His coming.”



 The world will keep on going, and knowing nothing about it. The foolish virgins will be the ones who will quickly realize that they had missed the Rapture.Their wailing, and gnashing of teeth will start right there. They will start their blameology. The deceived, blaming their deceivers and the deceivers blame their deceived flocks for faithlessness. I am not sure what they will do to one another at that time. Make your own guess.


 Brother Branham gave us one example in this End Time Message: QUOTE:


228 And all at once, when she faced the reality... Now, she was a loyal church member, she was a Sunday school teacher, and a loyal church member of a fine big denominational church. But when she started to struggle, death struck her; her eyes bulged out, and she said, "I'm lost." She said, "I'm lost. Go, get the pastor."

He put his cigarette out and walked in, said, "Here, here. Here, here. We'll get the doctor to give you a hypo."

Said, "I don't want no hypo." Said, "You deceiver of men. I'm dying, and I'm going to hell. And I'm lost because you failed to tell me the truth. Go get that little Good use girl, and bring her up here to me, real quick. She's right."

Wait till you face the reality once. Don't you try to stop that holy hush. Don't you blast it away with some modern, educational, double-barrelled shotgun. You listen to that warning of the Holy Ghost tonight, that's warning you, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." And He is the Word.

[LUKE 17:34-36]

“34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two [men] in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 Two [men] shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Be ye not deceived by some unscriptural preparation for the body change and the Rapture. God’s WORD and HIS WORD alone will bring the resurrection and the rapture as it is written. God will not fail to do what He promised to do and give excuses. That will not be the God That I know. My God is not man that He should lie. His “THUS SAITH THE LORD”has never failed once.

[NUMBERS 23:19]

“God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


Now, this is the order of the resurrection. "We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are dead; for the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first; we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them..." Meet one another before we meet Him, meet one another before we meet Him... "Be caught up together with him--with them to meet the Lord in the air." All together.

Now, we met one another, shook one another's hands...”




... 129 Now, I want you to notice a great thing taken place here now. Don't miss this. See? Now, notice, the Word says here in II Thessalonians that there's three things... Notice, from the 13th to the 16th verse there's three things that has to happen before the Lord Himself appears. (Quickly now so we can close. See?) The first thing happened, notice: a shout, a voice, a trumpet. Let's read it now and see if that's right. See?

For the Lord himself... (16th verse)... shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with a voice of the archangel, and... the trump of God:...


130 Three things happen, a voice--a shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout. Jesus does all three of them when He's--He's--He's descending. A "shout," what is a "shout"? It's the Message going forth first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.

Now, God has a way of doing things, and He never changes His policy. He never changes His... He's the unchanging God.[ In Amos 3:7] He said He would do nothing on the earth until first He revealed it to His servants the prophets. And just as certain as He promised it, He'll do it.


132 Now, we've come through the church ages, but we're promised in the last days according to Malachi 4 that there would be a return again, a prophet in the land. That's right. Notice his nature and what he would be like. He's... Oh, he... God uses that spirit five times: oncein Elijah, in Elisha, and John the Baptist, call out the church, and the remnant of the Jews; five times, grace, J-e-s-u-s, f-a-i-t-h, and it's the number of grace. See? All right.


Scripture cannot be broken. He intended the same spirit to be used 5 times. If a sixth one pops up from anywhere, it is NOT PART OF THAT PROGRAM OF GOD. NUMBER 6 IS WORLDLY NUMBER.” Five is Grace.

We in the End Time Church are called to overcome, and to do so INDIVIDUALLY.

[REVELATION 3:21-22]

“21. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”


The message is addressed to the Church. But God expects us to:

   (a)Hear individually

   (b)Overcome as individuals.

   (c)There is nothing like group revelation.

   (d)There is nothing like group faith.

   (e)If you are trapped in that stuff, you are deceived. Repent and go back where you fell from.

[EZEKIEL 33:1-6]

“1. Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2. Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

3.   If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.”


[HEBREWS 4:15-16]

“15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”


Beloved of God, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, and He will give you grace and mercy. Acknowledge you have erred. Repent, confess your error to Him, and you will find Him gracious, merciful, full of longsuffering waiting for you to come to this moment. Stop blaming somebody for where you are. Just get out of any mess you found yourself in. Step back on line with the True Message of The Prophet. Stay away from man`s re-interpretations of The pure Message of our day and move on. THE RAPTURE WILL COME ON GOD`S OWN APPOINTED TIME AND DAY. STOP FOLLOWING GAMBLERS. GOD HAS NEVER INDICATED ANYWHERE IN HIS WORD THAT THERE WOULD BE ALTERNATIVE DATES. HE HAS NEVER PRESCRIBED ANY MATHIMATICAL FORMULA TO CULCULATE THE DAY OF THE RAPTURE. If you think that is being spiritual, then better check it up with Word, and be sure, it agrees from Genesis to Revelation.

God bless you.

Brother Martin Tombe.


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