That's how we know that it's at the hand

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If I thought He [Jesus] was coming in the morning, tonight I'd preach the same message I'm preaching now. If I thought He was coming in the morning, I wouldn't go out and sell my car; I wouldn't go do this, that, or the other. I'd just go right on as I ordinary went, because every moment I'm watching for Him to come.

'Cause He might come just for you; it might be your hour might be tonight. Maybe it's my hour tonight. I don't know. But one of them's going to be our hour.

And what difference does it make if I'm living here or I'm buried out yonder? For if I am already paid the penalty of death, I'll be there before any man that's a-living. That's right.

"I say this..." [I Thessalonians 4:15-17], "I say this to you in the commandments of the Lord. We which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not hinder or prevent those that are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first--" The privilege of those that are dead will come forth first. That's how we know that it's at the hand. See? "Then we which are alive and remain shall be changed in a moment, twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air."

So what difference does it make if I died in the time of Noah, if I died in the time of Abraham, if I died in the time of apostles, if I died two weeks ago, or right now? What difference would it make? I'll be there in a moment in a twinkling of an eye; I'm only resting until that time.

-- Brother Branham
May 27, 1962