“The Ministry of the Thunders” Part 9 “The Crystal City”
THE.FUTURE.HOME_64-0802 485And over yonder, in the Land, the City where the Lamb is the Light, …I'll know you, my people, my jewels in the crown. When they come from the East and the West, to the City; when fifteen hundred miles square, she'll be setting there, and the City built foursquare. When you're setting there in the holy Mount, where God sets upon the Mount, and Jesus on the Throne. And the golden trumpet sounds when Joseph leaves, to walk down through the Paradise.
REVELATION 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. REVELATION 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
REVELATION 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. REVELATION 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
EZEKIEL 1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. EZEKIEL 2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
EZEKIEL 2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; EZEKIEL 2:10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
HEBREW LEXICON Without: 1) On the back side, the rear 1a) backwards 1b) hereafter (of time) 1c) behind
REVELATION 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. REVELATION 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
REVELATION 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. REVELATION 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, REVELATION 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
REVELATION 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. REVELATION 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. REVELATION 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
REVELATION 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. • Rev. 4 – Sea of Glass/Brass – Crystal • Rev. 15 – Sea of Glass – Fire • Sea of Forgetfulness – William Branham
THE.INVISIBLE.UNION_65-1125 228 But the word, justified, is though you never done it. Amen. It's not even regarded, at all. How is it done? In God's Book of the Sea of Forgetfulness, your old book and marriage is divorced and dead. It's not even in the memories of God. Amen. You are justified. "Therefore being justified." It was accused. You was accused. You never done it, in the first place.
The old union is in the Sea of God's Forgetfulness. You wasn't married to it, to begin with. He, the Bridegroom, bore your shame, Himself, for you, in your place. He took your place, for you were predestinated for Him, to be in His Bride, before the foundation of the world. The Bible said so. You are the predestinated Seed.
THE.INVISIBLE.UNION_65-1125 262 He, the Bridegroom, took away your shame, "And put it in the Sea of Forgetfulness, by the washing of the Water of the Word and the Blood of Life." That's what the Bible said. Your first husband that you were married to, the world; the anointed Bridegroom, which foreordained you, has washed you by the washing of the Water.
263 You are standing completely justified, as though you never did it at the beginning. This is my Message to the Church now.…You are standing, if you're standing on God's Word and with God's Word, every amen, every jot, every tittle. Where you standing? I'm trying to tell you, pull away from them shucks. And get out here in the wheat, where you can get ripe before the Son. I hear the coming of the combine.
THE.INVISIBLE.UNION_65-1125 269 You're standing, completely. You never sinned at the first place. God don't even know. It's in the Sea of Forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it, by the accuser. But really, from the beginning, you were predestinated to be a son and daughter of God. You're standing there, washed. And your old book of divorcement is put away, and it's dead, absolutely out of existence, even in the mind of God.
270 You're the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ. Precious, virtuous, sinless Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride-Word that He washed by the Water of His Own Blood; that become flesh and manifested, that He might take you which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father, before the beginning, the same as He was. He was that great attribute of God, called "love."
We are “Crystal” clean, holy, and we are transparent gold. We are the City of God completely new creation, the old does not exist in the mind of God now. Now let’s look at what we have become, “The Crystal” in order to manifest God’s Word.
AT.THY.WORD.LORD.I'LL.LET.DOWN.THE.NET_54-1207 E-39I've often wondered if I could live to see the day when the air waves that radio technicians, and so forth, and scientists would be able to produce a crystal of something that would pick up that wave of His voice. They claim it never dies. It just flows on. "Come unto Me all ye that labor and heavy laden, I'll give you rest.“I don't know whether I'll live to see that day or not. Don't know whether God will permit it.
FELLOWSHIP_55-0501A E-66 And when your spirit becomes so hard to that outside world, and just like a magnet or a crystal in a radio... And when that gadget in there becomes so charged and magnetized to those words setting out, until it strikes it and makes a positive... The radio, coming through the air, the words, we can't hear them with our ears. we can't pick it up. But that crystal in the radio picks it up, the television the same. It becomes positive.
E-67 When God says it, it echoes against it, just like it does on that crystal in the radio, and makes it perfect. God said, "I'm the Lord that heals thee." That settles it. Amen. That makes it real. "I'll be with thee, even in you, to the end of the world." That makes it real, you go on.
LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN_59-0410 E-18 Coming through this room right now is television pictures." And I said, "You have to show me the picture.“ "Oh," he said, "of course, it hits the crystal, and the tubes and so forth, and it shows the picture here.“ But I said, "That man's in the United States." And I said, "You're picking him up over here, coming through the air that you can't see.“ He said, "But we can prove it, because here's the picture showing that it's over there. And there's a sending station to prove that it's here."
I said, "Yes, and we can prove it too. For in glory we've got a risen Saviour Who sends it forth, and the Holy Ghost reveals it and makes it positive. Therefore we got a sending station and a receiving station." That's correct. God in heaven Who knows all things, can so put a gift in His church that He can magnify it and reflect Himself through it, and say things which is absolutely impossible by scientists to prove. See, we don't walk by things we do see; we walk by things we do not see.
REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.3_61-0108 197 How do we come? We've got to come (this Gentile church) to this Word, sea of glass, water, water of the Word (Is that right?), recognize the Word the way It's written. Then the sacrifice is received and filled with the Holy Ghost from the inside, shining through, the Light of that age. Here it comes out of the holy place into here, out of the star into here. Get it? Notice. Now, at the end of this age, John when he saw the sea of brass there, it was clear as crystal. What was it? The Word had been taken from the earth, raptured in the church, and it was clear as crystal, no more Blood; the church age was over.
YOU.MUST.BE.BORN.AGAIN_61-1231M 64 If the mind of Christ is in you, then you are a new creature. The Bible teaches that. And if any brother would like to, where you find that creature, look that word "creature" up in the Lexicon, and you'll find out that the word "creature" there is interpreted or translated, "a new creation," because you are a one creation, a human being born in sexual desire here on earth, and now you're a new creation born by Spirit. Your own thoughts are dead. They're so dead until they're crystal like the brass serpent.
PRESENT.STAGE.OF.MY.MINISTRY_62-0908 22…right in this building now is live actions of people in the air, live voices. They're here. We know it. They're absolutely the truth. And the only thing you do, they catch it on... I don't understand the mechanics of those things that science has invented, but we know that it proves to us there is a fourth dimension.
THE.HARVEST.TIME_64-1212 76 Now, in this room now is coming human beings, forms of human beings, passing through here, from all around the world, voices singing, is in this room right now. But, you see, you are only limited, in your senses, to a certain percent of sight. But now you can take the crystal, or the tube or whatever that's in the television, and turn it on, and with the set that could deviate that on those ether waves, and deviate that,
to condense it into a channel, and pick up those people; someone in Australia, South Africa, or where, India, or wherever it may be. You can stand here, on a screen, and see even the color of clothes that they got, the color of the trees, and every move they make. Then, it's got to be somewhere, hid from our eyes, that same thing is passing through here now. It passed through here when Abraham heard God say, "Look up towards the stars." It was here when Elijah set on Mount Carmel. It was here when Adam was here, but they just now discovered it.
78 And so is God here, and the Angels. And someday it'll be just as much reality as television or anything else is, because the Spirit will bring us into that immortal Life. Then we'll understand. So, then, we are speaking from His Word. Now, that, we're going to try...
THE.FUTURE.HOME_64-0802 412 And in here will dwell the Redeemed. These, avenues and big freeways, as it was, parks, and the River of Life will draw, run right through it. And every house will be made of transparent gold. And the streets will be made of gold. And the trees of Life will be there, and will bear twelve manners of fruit. And the kings and the honored man of the earth shall bring their honor and glory into the gates. And the gates shall not be shut by night, because there is no night there.
THE.FUTURE.HOME_64-0802 425 Oh, holy Mountain! There will be streets of transparent gold, avenues; and houses, and parks. If you want to read this, Revelation 21:18. The Tree of Life will be there; twelve different manners of fruit, one each month, will be bore on it. The people that eat these fruits, they'll change their diet every, every month. And it's for only the overcomers. Do you know that? It isn't for the denominations.