The Squeeze, The Third Pull,

 The Bride Revival and

 The Mark of The Beast

Text Box: By C.W. Wood                                        June 2000

Since World War I, the world has been preparing for a “One World Government.” It started with an organization called, “The League of Nations.” Its name has now been changed to the “U.N.” or “The United Nations.” As anyone can plainly see, the goal of this organization has been to rule the world, and now it has come to pass that any nation, large or small, who does not abide by their rules must pay the penalty. Perhaps Americans have not been too concerned about this powerful U.N. ruling other nations, but we are fast approaching the time when America, herself, will feel the force of its’ power.

    America, backed by this powerful U.N. force, will soon be engaged in enforcing the dreaded, “Mark of the Beast” on her own soil. The Prophet, William Branham, made it very clear from the scriptures. In Rev. 13:11-17, the Lamb Nation that became a Dragon, is none other than the United States of America. “And  ‘He’ (the U.S.) had power to give life unto the Image of the Beast, that the Image of the Beast should both speak, and cause as many as would not worship the Image should be killed.”

    Our own nation, who is a leader in the U.N., will very soon force a Union of Churches, and all outside this World Church will be persecuted and eventually killed. There has emerged an OFFICE in the world. The Office of the Popes of Rome, from which a man has come, who has been accepted by most of the world as their spiritual leader. The greatest names in Protestant America have declared him to be “The Moral Leader of the West.” Knowing this, and knowing that these same spiritual leaders are now controlling our government through the voting polls, we can see how our nation will very soon be exercising all the power that the Beast had before, which Beast was Rome. The goal of Rome is to rule the world through her church!

    QUOTE: LOOK AWAY TO JESUS, PAGE 7, “There is coming a time in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the Beast had before, which was Pagan Rome when it became Papal Rome, (a church) that THIS NATION WILL DO THAT. Rev. 13 plainly explains it…..and remember, it spake like a Lamb, it was a Lamb, and then after a while, it received power and spoke like a Dragon, and exercised all the power the Dragon had before him. And, the Dragon is Rome, always.”

    Cont. Quote: “So don’t you see, Roman Denomination, and a Marked Protestant Denomination (together), make an Image unto the Beast? Making a power that will force all Protestants like a Union. You will have to be in this Council of Churches, or you won’t be able to have fellowship…….And now on persons like ourselves, we are going to be cut out of that altogether. That is exactly. It is tightening, and then when that time comes and the press (Squeeze) comes to a place where you are pressed out, then watch what I’m fixing to tell you……watch that third pull then. It will be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the Church.” (End quote)

    We will try to show that the four-fold title of our sermon, “The Squeeze, The Third Pull, The Bride Revival, and The Mark of The Beast,” are all tied together. They will be happening at the same time. In the above quote, we read that during the time of the squeeze, or the time that the Church and State has become one and is forcing their beliefs on all, it is at that time that the Prophet said, “Watch the Third Pull then.” In other words, it will be manifested in all its power.

    What is the Third Pull? Some understand, but perhaps some do not. In a vision Brother Branham had, he was fishing and made three PULLS with his fishing line. These three pulls represent three stages of his Ministry and it was on the THIRD PULL that he caught a big, rainbow trout. This large fish represented the Bride. In other words, there was to come a Ministry that would attract the attention (catch) the Bride. This Third Pull Ministry was the result of the Seven Seals being revealed to the Prophet. Receiving these mighty revelations, he was given greater faith, so that he began to speak the Word and see God back up what he said.

In this third stage ministry, Brother Branham actually had the very same Ministry that the Lord Jesus had 2000 years ago. It was a repeat of the “Son of Man Ministry” as seen in Luke 17:22-30. Standing on the earth 2000 years ago, the Lord Jesus said, “So shall also the Son of Man be in His day (A later day). But first He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation (The generation of 2000 years ago). But when the world’s condition again came to be as it was in the days of Noe, THEN THE SON OF MAN MINISTRY WOULD RETURN. (Verse 26) Not Jesus in His nail scarred body, but His returning in the body form of a mighty Prophet. A definite, clear cut returning of Jesus Christ that the denominational church world has missed, the mystery that was under the Seventh Seal.

    QUOTE: THE TRIAL, PAGE 17, “I want this court to see that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, that He keeps His promise. And, He promised that JESUS CHRIST WOULD BE REVEALED IN THE LAST DAYS, AS THE SON OF MAN……..I CHALLENGE YOU TO BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS REVEALED IN THE FORM OF THE SON OF MAN.” (End quote)

    And so, we see that the Third Pull was the Ministry of Christ on earth again, just before the Rapture. It happened first in the Prophet William Branham, but through the Word he preached, the Bride is to receive faith for the same Ministry. Brother Branham said, “When the squeeze comes, watch that third pull then,” or watch God send an End-Time Bride Revival which will be a continuation of Christ’s own Ministry, first in the Prophet, then in The Bride.

    From the overall teaching of the Prophet, and as compared with scripture, we see that it is the SQUEEZE that will activate The Third Pull Ministry in the Bride. Why so? Because, for the most part, we in America have been “At ease in Zion.” We have been content to float downstream so to speak. All our needs have been so abundantly met that we have drifted away from God. We are trusting in everything under the sun except Jesus Christ. But God is about to change the program. Through persecution from the denominational churches, who have become one with the government, the Bride is about to be awakened out of her slumber. Remember that Mat. 25:5 states that ALL TEN VIRGINS slumbered and slept while the Bridegroom tarried.

    No doubt our church doors are about to be closed and our days of being at ease in Zion are coming to a close. Is this meant to destroy us? Not by any means! It is God’s way of finishing the character He has started in us. We are about to be “Refined” in our own special refiner’s pot. It is ordained of God, and although He will use Satan, our Father will be at the controls. We are not to be destroyed, but purified and made ready.

    For a number of years the Bride has been waiting for revival. Some of us have become discouraged because we have not seen the mighty works that have been promised. This is not to say that we have seen nothing. We have been phased into this revival, but according to the Prophet, it will take the Squeeze before it is manifested in its fullness. As God pressured Israel into returning to her homeland, so will He pressure the Bride into returning to her first Love, Jesus Christ. As Israel in the wilderness had no hope but God, soon the Bride will have no hope but Christ. We are headed into a wilderness of our own right here in our beloved America. Our own government is planning our persecution.

    A Congressman, Frank Wolf, and twenty-six others introduced HR 2431, a Bill that has already been passed, setting up an “OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION MONITORING”, (O.R.P.M.). A national director has been appointed by the President of the United States. This director will be under the supervision of the United Nations. May I share with you some of the provisions set forth in this Bill?


  1.      They are to study, rank and evaluate all religions.

  2.      Approve or disapprove licenses for all ministers. (We will not pass this test.)

  3.      Establish national standards for acceptable religious practices.

  4.      Bring penalties against churches who won’t comply.

  5.      Forbid financial contributions to churches not approved.

  6.      Seize bank accounts and property of those not approved.

  7.      Monitor newspapers, T.V., Radio, Mail and Internet for violation of Hate Laws.

  8.      Target spiritually defective individuals who refuse their unity.

  9.      Work with government law enforcement agencies to see that religious Unity Laws are enforced, and that all churches and religious organizations are registered with O.R.P.M.

These laws that are already in effect, only await the establishing of proper enforcement agencies before we will feel their affect. This writer will not be surprised if sometime this year, Message Churches begin to receive the long, brown, official-looking envelopes from the Federal Government stating the rules we must abide by in order to remain a church. This is the wilderness I spoke of, a wilderness of persecution from those in the government who call themselves Christians. A wilderness of persecution from a government that was once a Lamb, but that is now speaking as a Dragon.

    The motive that our government is giving for the establishing of such an organization is to “Guarantee every American the freedom from dangerous and radical religious sects and cults.” Question! What main line denominational church system will not be for the enforcing of such a bill? It is quite “NATURAL” that they want to be protected from those who would repeat the tragedy of Waco, Texas and the Los Angeles suicides. The true Bride would harm no one, but we will be classified as such.

    It is decision-making time in Message Churches! Soon there will be a separation of people who have called themselves “Message Believers.” Those who have been delivered “The Faith of Jesus Christ” will take a stand and refuse the Fellowship Card of the World Church, but those without this real faith will be offered temptations that will cause them to give in.

    QUOTE: CHURCH AGE BOOK, PAGE 265, “It is in this age that the churches are going to come together. And as they are even now controlling world politics, they will soon control the finances of the world. Then if you don’t belong to the World Organization of Churches you won’t be able to buy or sell. You will loose all. Those who stay true to God and keep their garments clean from the defilement of this World System of Church Orders will be physically bereft. There will be presented to them a great temptation to give in. Preachers will give in with the excuse that they will serve God within the framework of the Anti-Christ Beast System. They will give in to the flatteries and blandishments of the Hierarchy. And the people will follow these false Shepherds right into the slaughter.

    CONT. QUOTE: But in the judgment, they will be found naked. They will not be given those white robes; neither will they walk with Him. You can’t walk in the spotted garments of the world, holding hands with the devil here, and then expect to be with God. It is time to wake up and hear the Voice of God crying, “Come out of her (organized religion) my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, that ye receive not of her plagues. Amen!” God is speaking. Shun the religions of this world like you shun the plague. Leave off walking with the world and make your garments white by repentance and the Blood of the Lamb. BUT DO IT NOW FOR TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE.” (End quote)

    Yes, there is to be a revival within the framework of what we call the Message, BUT A REVIVAL OF WHAT? We mostly think of a revival being the signs, wonders, and miracles and this is surely a part of it. But first, God must produce in us a revival of GOD LIKENESS. We must be completely separated from the world, taking His yoke upon us. We must be revived in the way of self-denial and brought back to our first Love. This kind of commitment will result in the Lord sending us faith to see the miracles, then to be raptured.

    The Squeeze, or the AFFLICITONS that are just ahead of us, will be a cause of the Bride seeking the face of the Lord, and being revived. Hosea 5:15, “I will go and return to My place till they acknowledge their offence and seek My face. In their AFFLICITON they will seek Me early.” The Squeeze will have more than one effect. It will draw some closer, but turn others away. It will awaken some while it will send others to the World Church to continue their slumber. We also believe it will draw the last predestinated Seed of God into the Circle of Safety.

    We see then that the Squeeze, the Third Pull, the Bride Revival and the Mark of the Beast are all to happen in the same season. To remain in some denominational system is to take the Mark, for they will all join the World Church. To leave the message and receive the World Church Fellowship Card is to take the Mark. There will be no neutral ground. We will have to be either in or out.

    When considering the costs of standing against the World Church, there comes into our flesh a fear and a dread of the consequences. We will be made to FEEL the threats of the enemy in our outer man. But, we have been promised a “Sweeping Anointing” that will bring with it the faith that we will need when the time arrives. As God so often does, He may not send this supernatural kind of faith until we are directly faced with the trial, but we are to have no doubts concerning His watchful care over us. Those who bless us will themselves be blessed and those who move against us will come under a curse. It would be better for them if a mill stone was tied around their neck and they be tossed into the Sea. 

    QUOTE: CHURCH AGE BOOK, PAGE 274, “As Israel (chosen people of God)  in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile Church will also come into condemnation, with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into the WORLD ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT, WHICH IS THE IMAGE ERECTED UNTO THE BEAST.” (End quote)

    What a deceitful and deadly time the denominational church world has come into. Without realizing what is happening to them, they will go into the World Church and have their names removed from The Book of Life. They will join forces with the government and persecute the Bride of Christ, and for their sin be cast into the Lake of Fire.

    QUOTE: CHURCH AGE BOOK, PAGE 279, “But whose names did not remain (in the Book of Life)? Those of the World System Churches who fought the Bride will be those whose names are removed. That is who will lose out. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire.” (End quote)

    But, we must not conclude that the Bride will escape all suffering during this period. No! His chosen ones, born of His spirit, must be trained to conform to His own Image in their walk. He reproves with all long suffering and gentleness and mercy. He chastens with nail-scarred hands. He may take His vessel and completely break it in order to make it as He wants it. But it is His Love that is controlling all that happens. True, Godly Love can do nothing but correct, and Father is about to use the Squeeze as His instrument of training and correction.

    QUOTE: CHURCH AGE BOOK PAGE 355, “Oh little flock, do not fear. This age is fast closing. As it does the tares will be bound together and as a three-fold cord is not easily broken, they will have a tremendous three fold strength of political, physical and spiritual (satanical) power, and they will seek to destroy the Bride of Christ. She will suffer, but she will endure. Fear not those things that are coming upon the earth, for He “Who loved His own, loveth them unto the end.” (John 13:1) (End quote)

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    The hatred of the False Vine towards the True Vine will increase more and more as the end approaches as we are about to see evidenced through the O.R.P.M. organization. But, God will uproot this group of nominal, false Christians at the end of this age. In the meantime, the Bride must hold steady and pray for her enemies. God ordained O.R.P.M. for His own glory! Amen!








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