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65-0006 The Sardisean Church Age:”E-33 Now we can see that Jesus Christ is revealing Himself through the ages by His Spirit in the messengers. They are as Moses was to the children of Israel. As he had the revelation for his day, so each messenger had God’s revelation and ministry for that day.
Thus when we see that the messengers are in His hand, we see the Lord identifying Himself with these men and granting them His power. It is not enough that He has associated Himself with the whole church, which we saw when He was seen standing amongst the seven golden lamp-stands. Nor is it even enough that we see the five fold ministry of Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors). For in each age the church goes astray, and it is not just the laity but the clergy group–shepherds are wrong as well as sheep. Then God brings Himself on the scene as the Chief Shepherd in the ministries of these seven men to lead His people back to the truth and the abundant power of that truth.
God is in His people–all of His people, for if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His. And He is the Word. That would be the Word recognized in the people. But He has placed a special leadership in these men of His own choosing and through the determined counsel of His own will. They appear once in each age. It is the same Spirit in them. What a far cry is this from the heresy of Rome. They have a man of their own choosing–one after the other–none producing the power of God–none abiding in the Word of God–each one differing from the one before him and adding what he desires as though he were God. God is not in it. But He is in His messenger and he who would have the fullness of God would follow the messenger as the messenger is a follower of the Lord by His Word.”
Prophet of the Age- This is the messenger sent from God with a message of deliverance to the entire globe for that hour,he is the mouthpiece of God that God uses to speak and let his ways known to men, that his people may come and worship Him in His provided way according to His will. In the time God was about to destroy
the whole world with water he sent forth Noah first to preach the gospel of deliverance(his message was simply to call people to an ark of safety)he was the prophet of that age ,and all were supposed to hearken to his voice(which was God) in order to escape the wrath of God,it was the only provided way for people during that time outside of that death was gonna strike, and so was in the days of Moses!
53-0507:” I can see Him when He died there and walked down at Calvary, down through the stair steps are He passed by those souls that were in prison, that repented not in the days of Noah, knocked at the door, “You should’ve heard the message of the prophet.”
Actually the Prophet of the Age ministry is to call people out of this world back to God, back to the True Gospel of Christ,its the only God’s provided way for
the initial hour.
Malichi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
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.”
Prophet of the five fold ministry its a gift that God gives to benefit a local assembly,it has nothing to do with the entire Globe.
Is brother branham part of the five fold ministry?
Apart from the fact that Brother Branham is the Prophet of this Age (55-0117 How The Angel Came To Me, And His Commission:A Voice spoke from there, and said, “As John the Baptist was sent for the forerunner of the first coming of Christ, you’ve got a… have a Message that will bring forth the forerunning of the Second Coming of Christ.” ) I would also like to believe that he is part of the Five Fold Ministry,he had the revelation as well as the ministry of this day for perfecting the Body of Christ(The Church),in as much as he is the part of the Bride ,he’s also the part of the Five Fold Ministry preaching the Message of Forerunning, declaring the revelation of the Second Coming of Christ.