KACOU 70 : THE MINISTRY UNDER THE TENT

(Preached on Wednesday evening, February 27, 2008 in Yopougon-Koweit, Abidjan - Ivory Coast)

1 Recently, I was in my village and I heard that for the first time, they envisaged sewing uniforms to celebrate the Singing of the Angels which had taken place over there… It is a very well-known old event by everyone. There is no man or woman of the twelve Abidji villages who ignores that Angels sang over there… 

2 Well, now I would like to say that as far as sexual sin is concerned, when a brother has finished serving his time of sanction out and that he comes back without the girl, the congregation will not be able to pray for him and if he had or should have a responsibility, he will not be able to hold anything over at least three years. But he is a brother and will confess for other things.

3 Well! Before starting the preaching, know that we have a wonderful brother named Arnaud Lafranchi in Geneva in Switzerland and another brother named Cyril Bitsene in Rennes in France and now another one in DRC, Brother Exavier Mutanda. And apart from them, there are several good reactions all over the world! 

4 Brother Arnaud let me know that he sent this book to a family in Lima, in Peru and I also received from him the map of Geneva to already prepare my journey in Switzerland. May God bless him but in addition to the map, I shall need a guide at the airport! In addition to the Bible, we need a living prophet don’t we? [Ed: The congregation says: "Amen"].    

5 With the map, I can go wrong but with the guide, it is impossible that I go wrong. And I do not even want a guide who knows how to read maps but a guide who knows Geneva! [Ed: The congregation says: "Amen!"]

6 May our children and our grand-children love living prophets as the Jews and us. Have as foundation of your faith: Hosea 12:14 and 2 Chronicles 20:20 and love listening to what a living prophet says. [Ed: The congregation says: "Amen!"].

7 Well! This evening I want to preach on the subject: "the ministry under the tent". It is not a subject which dates back to William Branham but an old subject which simply changed in name at the evening time. Before William Branham, this vision appeared at first in the ministries of Moses and Elijah in the Old Testament.

8 For our time, everything started from December, 1955 when William Branham had this vision of the tent in relation with the third Pull and the unknown tongue. 

9 William Branham said in The Seventh Seal, Paragraph 299: “…And just then He picked me up. And He took me up and set me way up high to where a meeting was going on, looked like a tent or a cathedral of some sort. And I looked, and there was a little box-like, little place over in the side. And I seen that light was talking to somebody above me, that light that you see there on the picture. It whirled away from me, like that, and went over to that tent, and said, "I'll meet you there." And said, "This will be the third Pull…", And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language.”.

10 You see? At the time when William Branham comes back in 1993, under a new name and under a new appearance for the ministry under the tent behind the unknown tongue, his own seed is sitting in cathedrals in the example of the Branham Tabernacle as we see it clearly in the preaching on Daniel 11. And the Branhamists of the whole world go to pilgrimage over there... There are now at the Branham Tabernacle crucifixes and statuettes of Jesus on them as in the Catholic churches.  

11 The Branham Tabernacle has become a cathedral whereas a tent is the lowest residence to be. And this small construction, this box of Locodjro, on the side of the road, is the example. William Branham said: "…there was a little box-like, little place over in the side[of the road]. And I seen that light was talking to somebody above me". [Ed: The congregation says: "Amen!"]. And before I saw it in 1997, I saw this small construction in a dream in 1993. And I heard words inside …

12 And since 1955, year after year, until his death, William Branham kept going back to this vision. It is a mysterious vision which marked him and which marked all those who believed in him. And if on April 11th, 1966, William Branham was not early buried, it is because of this vision which showed clearly a work to come. And nobody can doubt that this vision shows a work to come. You see? 

13 William Branham died on December 24, 1965. The funeral service of William Branham took place on December 29, 1965. The Branhamists hoped that William Branham would resuscitate on that December 29, 1965 but the resurrection not having taken place, the body was not buried. And instead of having the courage to announce that, they said that Meda had not chosen the place of the burial yet. A Christian does not lie! You see? 

14 And the body was maintained and kept up to Easter 1966 so that William Branham resuscitates the day of Easter, as the Lord with the aim of the ministry under the tent. And it was said that immense fortunes were spent on the maintenance of the body at a time when science was not as developed as it is today. They even made go round the rumour according to which the doctor would have said that William Branham's bones would have been already reconstituted. Why that? Because of the ministry under the tent! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]. 

15 And William Branham not having resuscitated on April 10, 1966, the Easter day, his body was buried the day after Easter, that is to say on April 11, 1966 and even there, in the presence of Ewald Frank and of all the leading heads of the Branhamist world. The Hymn "Only believe"that is to say “Crois seulement”was sung over two hours in the hope of a resurrection with the aim of the ministry under the tent. Ewald Frank also sang Only Believefor two hours for the resurrection of William Branham! And today, he condemns that. I do not like hypocrites and traitors! [Ed: The congregation says: "Amen"].

16 Now why have they sung Only Believe for two hours? Because God promised a phase of ministry to William Branham, a phase called the ministry under the tent which remained a prophecy. 

17 Yet William Branham, since 1933, drained large crowds in the fulfillment of the first two Pulls with big public shows of power. But all those who believed in him knew that a day would come, according to this vision of December 1955, a certain ministry under the tent where God would deal with him in a different way, without public show.

18 William Branham says in a preaching of 1956, entitled, “Why are people so tossed about?”, Paragraphs 32 and 33: "…I seen that light leave me, and go to that building, and go in that building; and a voice said to me, "I'll meet you in there; that'll be the third Pull".I said, "Why?". He said, "Well, it won't be a public show like the other. And I came to…” You see? [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"].

19 He says that this third Pull will come behind an unknown tongue, far from the public shows! 

20 Could William Branham have a ministry, or come back to life to have a ministry under the tent behind the unknown tongue, with fewer crowds than what people saw in Branham Tabernacle and all over world? 

21 How could William Branham resuscitate after 1965 for a ministry of a smaller appearance, far from the now adorned Branham Tabernacle and far from immense crowds that followed him before his death and of all those Converts that his Message did cease operating worldwide? How could that be possible? The only way for that to be possible is that he resuscitates under another human appearance and that the Spirit of Elijah which was on him comes back on another person to fulfill this ministry under the tent which comes behind an unknown tongue, far from the public shows. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"].

22 William Branham says that the light left him, he says in The Seventh Seal: "And I saw that light was talking to somebody above me…"

23 And even the only time when William Branham really mentioned the midnight Cry, he said, "… Let's get ready for this midnight Cry! It's coming in a hour when you think not. There'll be a Cry, not amongst the unbelieving world; it'll be a secret."  ["The Uniting time and sign" Ref.134]. William Branham says: it will be a secret, that is to say: far from the big public shows. And also, in his vision of the tent in 1 Kings 19, Prophet Elijah called it: a soft gentle voice that is to say secret! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]

24 But despite all that, all the Branhamists missed it. But the Bible also shows that Branhamists had to act that way. You see? It is an old demon who acted in the time of Moses then in the time of Elijah and who was acting now on the Branhamist posterity. 

25 Look at the time of every Prophet and you will understand that all these pious Branhamists are sons of the devil and that’s the reason why they do not know that the ministry under the tent which they are looking for is here! Exactly as William Branham said that it will be! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]

26 They know William Branham said that there will be a ministry under the tent but will it really take place? And how will it be done? They know nothing about! 

27 I was told that when the question was asked to Pope Ewald Frank about this vision of the tent, he was not able to answer. That is found in his book “Men ask questions … God answers by his Word”, questions No.29 and 30. He beat around the bush and he could not answer! You see? Will there be a ministry under the tent or not? If there won’t, then William Branham walked in a false revelation for years. If there will, then you are supposed to enlighten us on that! 

28 What is it of the unknown tongue? They do not know! What is it of this, what is it of that? They do not know it because they refused to progress and simply became a beast. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]. And the spirit who said that William Branham would resuscitate on December 29, 1965 or April 10, 1966 and that filled them with anointing on April 11, 1966 to the sound of Only Believe is not the Holy Spirit but the spirit of the fourth beast of Daniel 8, a demon![Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]. They have been marked with the seal of error on that Monday, April 11, 1966.

29 And it is their understanding of the ministry under the tent which has led them to all this madness which lays at the basis of all these "isms"

30 And if God had not hidden the body of Moses, these sons of the devil would have dragged his body everywhere because of a certain ministry under the tent! 

31 Oh brethren, isn’t it wonderful? I feel the infallible confirmation that, what I am saying is the exact truth! And in this very moment, the atmosphere here is spiritual. [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]

32 Do you understand Jude verse 9 now? Why is it said in Jude verse 9 that Satan disputed Moses’ body? Joshua was there, it is Joshua that they had to follow but the Jews were looking for Moses’ body because there were prophecies that Moses had to resuscitate to fulfill! That is why of two million that they were, they all died there except for Joshua and Caleb! You see? 

33 Who were Satan's instruments to look for Moses’ body? Not Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites … but the Jews, people whom Moses had established over there, people on whom the Spirit of God had descended in Numbers 11 and who had prophesied before his face! You see?

34 Things which we should not explain for a Branhamist to understand, I spent five years explaining it but they do not understand. And now when I look at them, I do not look at them simply as we look at a man but I look through them how a son of the devil is! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]

35 Brethren, see them simply under Galatians 1:8! ... Cursed be whoever does not confess the ministry under the tent which comes behind the unknown tongue, far from the public shows! [Ed: the congregation says, "Amen"]. Cursed be whoever does not listen to that "somebody else"to whom that light was speaking above William Branham! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"].

36 Let us take 1 Kings 19:15-16 …: "And Jehovah said to Elijah, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when thou comest, anoint Hazael king over Syria; and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint Prophet in thy stead."You see? 

37 God gives three missions to Elijah. Elijah has to anoint three people! Hazael, Jehu and Elisha! But out of the three people, Elijah only anointed Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19. And in 2 Kings 2, Elijah is raptured without having anointed Jehu and Hazael. What happened? Would Elijah have given a false prophecy? Can what was shown by God in a vision remain unaccomplished? There is a problem! As for Moses and William Branham, the sons of the prophets understand that the vision of the tent, the ministry under the tent in which Elijah has to anoint Jehu and Hazael, is not fulfilled yet. What are they doing? They ask Elisha to allow them to go and search for Elijah. What the sons of the devil have not been able to do with Moses’ body, they were going to do it with Elijah's body if God had not taken Elijah away! 

38 The mystery is that those who went for Elijah were not prophets of Baal nor priests of Baal-Zebud, Succoth-Benoth, Nergal, Ashima, Nibkaz, Tharthak and Adrammelech but true servants of God, humble and pious people called sons of the prophets who walked with the light of their time, who walked with Elijah. They were the same people who said to Elisha by revelation that his master would be caught up. And the Bible says that they looked for Elijah everywhere for three days. And this is exactly what happened over there that April 11th,1966 with the Branhamists. 

39 Yet, in December 1972, exactly seven years after Elijah, the fulfillment of this prophecy, was already on earth in the person of Elisha. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"].. Listen or read the preaching on the unknown tongue and tell me if God has to do something else. 

40 You, arrogant and proud Branhamists, full of guiles, tell me what the Bible says Matthew 25:6 had to do and which I have not done? ... 

41 To us, God said: don’t go down towards them, do not drink and do not eat with them. But see the Branhamists, that seed of the old prophet, as in 1 Kings 13 fraternizing with kings and priests of high places, eating and drinking with them. That is why you can listen in introduction of their cassette: "Zechariah 14.7 declares that there will be light in the evening time… hundreds of thousand prophecies which have never failed, not even once; a profound respect for the others, their practices and their beliefs…"

42 Ewald Frank can say that Catholic, Protestant and evangelical churches have a right of respect and existence. But we at midnight, we do not see things this way. 

43 We respect any life that God created, and we believe that all that God created has a right for respect and existence speaking of mankind, animals, even insects…  but it is not God who created Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches including Islam and Judaism. That is why we condemn them and that we do not call them brethren in Christ. It is because they have no right to exist that God prepared the last judgement and the fire for them. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]

44 While accepting that Ewald Frank, Billy Graham, Benny Hinn, Tommy Osborn have the right to exist, it is of my duty to mistrust them because they can take me to hell and I cannot have a profound respect for their practices and their beliefs. That is why I burn their books, brochures and circular letters. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].

45 Now look at William Branham, in Genesis 12, in times of famine, God says to Abraham, "Go down to Egypt to dwell there…!". And a little later, in Genesis 26, for a same famine, the Word of God says to Isaac his son, "Go not down to Egypt…"!You see? I am going to read that in Genesis 26 :1-2, "And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham;… And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt...". Amen!

46 What is this? What do I want to say this evening? William Branham had become Egyptian. William Branham had become a pagan. To William Branham, a Catholic priest was a man of God, an evangelical pastor was a man of God. Tommy Osborn, Oral Roberts were men of God. Billy Graham was a man of God. To William Branham, the holy-spirit, which was acting on Tommy Osborn, Benny Hinn, Morris Cerullo and all those ones, was the true Holy-Spirit.

47 To William Branham, the holy-spirit, which was ministering in the evangelical churches, was the Holy-Spirit. And William Branham said, “I have nothing against them, they are men of God but I am against the organisation, I am against the system”. But the system, it was them: Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Tommy Osborn and All those ones… The system, it is the whole Christianity and the system is the organisation of Satan. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]. And Christianity, that is to say the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical churches and all the rest, it is the kingdom of Satan on the earth. And a man of God cannot have of profound respect to these practices and beliefs because they are practices of Satan and the end, it is hell. And that is why God had foreseen the ministry under the tent. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"].

48    How could William Branham exercise the ministry under the tent by fraternising with men of the full gospel? He could not. It is not possible. William Branham was in the organisation, in the system. William Branham had become an Egyptian, he had become a priest of Satan and God had to do something else to separate the sons of God from the sons of the devil. And it was there , the goal of the ministry under the tent. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen"]. One day I will preach on the goal of the ministry under the tent.

49 And in the vision of April 24, 1993, there was the eclipse and the darkness on the whole face of the earth. There was no Word, no light and no truth anymore on the whole earth but when the Angel and the Lamb descended, the earth was illuminated again. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]

50 The Branhamists no longer understand God's vision because they have no living Prophet. They are uncertain. That is why they write me from all over the world… "Brother Philippe, what do you think of Joseph Coleman? Brother Philippe, what do you think of Pierre Kas of the Congo Kinshasa? Brother Philippe, what do you think of Barutti Kasongo? Brother Philippe, what do you think of this, what do you think of that? What is it of this? What is it of that…"It is the same spirit of the Pharisees before the Lord Jesus. They are uncertain but certainty, does not consist in knowing that this is that but to apply Hosea 12:14, 2 Chronicles 20:20 and John 6:28 and to follow the living prophet of one’s time. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].

51 For us, no matter how clear this preaching is, it cannot make Vashti come because Vashti cannot come!

52 But if you believe that you are a son of God, wherever you are, in Asia, in Europe, in America or in Africa, you will know that William Branham has come back under another appearance, under another name, fulfilling the vision of the tent behind an unknown tongue, far from the public shows as he said that he would do it. And you will say to all those who are around you: "We have seen his star!".

53 Brothers and sisters, from all around the world, we have seen his star this time in Africa and we have come to worship him. Amen!