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174 Now, just a minute. “Will the foolish virgin be saved?” No! Whatever happens she—happens now. After that time she’s in the state…Now, she will have to go through the Tribulation Period. And the reason of it is, is because she has rejected the Atonement in Its fullness. She is a believer, a professed believer, but she will have to go through the Tribulation Period. The Bible said, “And the rest of them, the dragon spurted water out of his mouth to go and make war…” And what an hour that is. The…
175 There’s never been a time in history where that the nominal churches has become so hungry to find the baptism of the Holy Ghost. I—I speak for the Christian Business Men. Constantly, it’s Presbyterian, and Lutheran, Catholic, and all, Baptists by the hundreds, Church of Christ, Nazarenes, Pilgrim Holiness, Seventh Day Adventist, every one of them flocking in trying to—to find…See?
176 Now, this is a striking thing. Please don’t take it as a doctrine, but do you understand what the Scriptures said would take place when that did? Time was over. For look, there was seven virgins, or, ten virgins went out to meet the Bridegroom, and half of them had oil in their lamp, half of them didn’t. That’s the part of the Body that’s dead and the part that’s alive. The five’s wise, when they—the cry come, “Behold the Bridegroom…” they all trimmed, or, woke and trimmed their lamps to go into the wedding supper. But when the foolish virgin said, “Give us some of your oil, our lamps is gone out. (See?) Give us of your oil.” They said, “Not so, we just got enough for ourself. Go buy it.” And while they went to buy it, the Bridegroom came.
177 When the proclamation went out, the decree, “The Bridegroom’s coming,” everybody wanted to get right, right quick. Ain’t that the hour when the handwriting’s on the wall?
178 “Oh, we want the baptism of the Holy Ghost.” “We want this, that, or the other!” But while they went to buy It, the Bridegroom came. The wise went in, and they were left outside where there’ll be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham