THE FIRST MARTYR FOR THE MESSAGE OF MALACHI 4: 5-6 - ROBERT
Questions Nos. 665 to 671
Question #665 : "I am following
this message for a long time. I appreciate the work of E.O.D.H., the way it is
printed and distributed all over the world. But I want to know this precious man
called Bob Lambert and what was his work in the ministry?"
E.O.D.H. Answer: I can put pen to
paper and answer you according to what I know about Brother Robert L. Lambert,
but I thought it wiser to let eyewitnesses, his associates and his co-workers
speak and answer you this question. Because of this, I have chosen to reproduce
for your benefit, parts of the Introduction from the book, "The First Martyr,"
which is so superbly written that I cannot do any better with paper and
The First Martyr For The Message of Malachi 4:5&6 - Introduction
- Excerpts from Pages 1-2-3-4 -Published inn Freeport, Trinidad
"That he was a revivalist, a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and
message of Malachi 4, a pastor and teacher, faithful to each of these offices,
and that he was the first martyr for the end time message….
…Even among those who have met or heard him minister, few know very much
concerning details about Brother Bob…
…We feel that it is very important to portray his honesty, sincerity,
dedication to God, humility, compassion and love against a backdrop of
steadfastness, an uncompromising stand for the Word and boldness to preach the
Truth and to rebuke those found in error. As a worshipper, he was shameless; as
a friend, he was loving and faithful; as a seeker of Truth, he was untiring. He
was an unusual man, an odd man-a truly honest man is always odd-but he tried to
follow the leading of the Holy Spirit as closely as he could.
Some of us were eyewitnesses almost from the time of his conversion;
others came to know him only during the last few years of his life. All who
truly knew him have a story to tell, how they were helped and blessed by this
man of God and his own peculiar ministry that was based upon the Scriptures, the
teachings of William Branham, God's prophet and final church age messenger, and
upon direct revelation to him by the Spirit of God.
Testimonies of many of those closest to Brother Lambert have been gathered
on audiotape. These form the basis for much of the material presented here. The
bulk of information comes from Brother Lambert's own testimonies and frequent
personal comments made during many of his recorded sermons.
We should mention here one man in particular, Brother George Parylla,
who knew, loved and appreciated Brother Lambert almost from the beginning.
Having met Brother Lambert in the dead of night during a retreat to wait upon
the Lord in a little log cabin in the mountains of Kentucky, Brother Parylla
became his associate. After Brother Lambert moved to Connecticut in 1967,
Brother Parylla became his Assistant Pastor. Brother Parylla served as Pastor of
the assembly from 1979 until he went to be with the Lord in 1992. His testimony
is among those used for this work.
As with any person who is not born in the limelight of life, most details of
Robert Lambert's early life have melted into the obscurity of time. Even after
his conversion, the ministry that God gave him took him from place to place so
often because of persecutions that it was not always possible to leave behind
those mementos of passing that would cause the possessor to realize the
significance of his visitation. This was, in part, due to unbelief in the hearts
of "professors of Christianity."
It was also due in part to an active desire among many not to hear about
another Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a Bride's revival, a "Speak the Word"
ministry and other portions of Brother Branham's message that were not to their
liking and that may have pinched their conscience or life style too much for
them to accept. Still others may have felt their positions of honor threatened
by a man who could, with the Word of God, take away the foundation of some of
their most cherished beliefs, e.g., "The latter rain has already fallen;" "All
is over;" "The Blood is off the mercy seat;" "The Bride now has Perfect Faith
and Perfect Love;" "We are only waiting for the rapture." Some, no doubt, felt
chastened by a man who was severely critical of the permissive attitude among
the ministry concerning unholy living, television, participation in sports,
immodest dress and sexual misconduct.
We know that there are many others who came into contact with Brother
Lambert and who loved him and his ministry but were prevented by circumstances
and, in some cases, by unsupportive leadership, from maintaining their Christian
relationship with him. It is our hope that, following the publication of this
book, many more details concerning his life, in the United States and in the
countries that he visited, will be provided by those whose lives were touched by
this man. We hope that some will search their archives and discover audio tapes
of his early sermons that could be provided to us for inclusion in our
Brother Lambert's ministry was different from those which were popular on
the field in his day: evangelism, emphasis upon signs, wonders and miracles,
international recognition by publication of books and magazines. This man of
God, yoked with the burden of the Lord, expressed in groanings, cryings and
sighings in prayers, fastings and studying the Word and message fourteen hours a
day in his early years of conversion and, until his martyrdom, staggered not at
the Promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith giving glory to
God. Hidden in the "back part of the desert," his entire ministry was dedicated
to those who believed him.
He taught them the deeper things of God and prepared them by the Scriptures
and the message of William Branham to receive another Outpouring of the
Holy Ghost. Thus he highlighted the Token message of Brother Branham. During the
second half of his ministry, he accepted few invitations to minister to other
message groups, refused to send out his audio messages and refrained from
doctrinal discussions with ministers. Because the things that God had revealed
to him were misunderstood, some persecuted him and several became international
impersonators of some of those deeper truths which the Lord revealed to him
"The New Ministry of William Branham,
" The further ministry of Christ and his Bride prophesied by Brother
" Speak the Word creative power,
"The Son of Man revealed in judgment upon rejecters of the message,
" Revelation10:1 the Covenant Angel (Christ in judgment),
" The white horse rider,
" The Super Church by the coming of the Headstone,
" Outpouring of the Holy Ghost,
" The Presence of Christ,
" Christ's appearing and coming in relation to the opening of the
" Christ to be glorified in the end time Bride, and
"Manifested sons of God. "
"And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by
which he spake. Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak
blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. And they stirred up the
people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him,
and brought him to the council, And set up false witnesses, which said, This
man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the
law: For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this
place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. And all that sat
in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the
face of an angel." (Acts 6:10-15).
Question #666 : "I read E.O.D.H
book 12 and I am really appreciating this book, because there are many new
heretics with their heresies exposed. But here in India moreover, Mr. Coleman
and his followers are in majority. I also read his name in the book called "The
First Martyr". Did Coleman steal some of the truth from Pastor Robert Lee
E.O.D.H. Answer: This is quite
interesting to know that there is someone who will want to know if Mr. Coleman
stole some revelations from Pastor Robert Lee Lambert. For our edification I
quote from 'The First Martyr', which extract speaks about Mr. Coleman.
The First Martyr For The Message of Malachi 4:5&6 - Introduction
- Excerpts from Page 72 -Published in Freepport, Trinidad
"Pastor Coleman and his assistant, Pastor Hunt, of the Local Christian
Assembly in New York City, were greatly loved and honored by Brother
…In April 1965, Pastor Coleman, while introducing Brother Lambert to his
congregation, had declared some of his own doctrines which he upheld at the
local assemble. They are as follow: He has the Holy Ghost, but was looking for
the latter rain to come with a return of Pentecost to his assembly. He said that
we are being raptured day by day - it is going on right now - and also that the
five fold ministry was not yet formed but that he was looking for it at the
coming of the latter rain. He further stated that God is in Brother Bob Lambert
and then presented him to the congregation.
On that occasion, Brother Bob expounded upon the opening of the seven seals
and the placing of the sons of God, a five fold ministry, a Bride's revival by
the seven thunders and another outpouring of the Holy Ghost coming to the East.
Those revelations were quite new and far fetched to their understanding. Brother
Lambert realized that he should not discuss with other ministers the things that
the Lord taught him by revelation. This was especially so when, in a dream, he
saw Brother Branham walk up to him and place his index finger upon his lips,
never speaking a word to him before going away.
For a short time the congregation in New York was stirred, but soon things
began to die down there. It was not until the early nineteen seventies that
Pastor Coleman started to preach a doctrine partly based upon some
of the marvelous revelations which he heard from Brother Bob Lambert. But,
needless to say, he did not accomplish the goal of a return of Pentecost and the
Perfection of the Bride. However, he gained popularity around the world among
message believers for several years as that chosen one to first reveal the seven
Brother Lambert and, later, those who followed him, became unpopular, hated,
despised and rejected as he preached the Plan of God from the opening of the
seven seals. This is ordained to produce a Bride's revival for the Rapture of
the Church by the coming of the Headstone."
We see that in 1965 Pastor Coleman introduced Brother Lambert to his
congregation as the man in whom God was in. On that occasion one of the subjects
that Brother Lambert spoke of is the Bride's revival by the seven thunders and
another outpouring of the Holy Ghost. We can see then that Brother Lambert spoke
revelations on the thunders and other subjects which were new and far fetched to
their understanding. Years after Pastor Coleman began to preach a doctrine
partly based on the revelations that he had heard. You can see my brother, with
his limited understanding on the things he had heard he brought out heresies,
one of which was on the thunders.
Question #667 : "Should I read
his book entitled "First Martyr"? Some of them are forbidding me to read this
book. Why? Is this book different than Bro. Branham's message? Please guide me
since I want to know the truth. This is very important."
E.O.D.H. Answer: We have a saying
like this: - "Under the tree that bears the sweetest fruit, you can find the
most sticks and stones"
This can be applied to the man called Robert Lee Lambert. He bore the
sweetest fragrance from the rarest flower of the Gospel and the message of
Malachi 4. There are many, even those who do not know him, who spoke evil of
this humble man of God, to such extents as to dissuade people from listening to
him. But he was God's servant. He believed, preached and propagated the message
of Malachi 4:5&6 more than any other minister that I know of. He uplifted
Brother Branham and gave his life for what he believed.
Go ahead and read the Book, 'The First Martyr', and do not give heed to any
seducing spirit that will try to dissuade you from doing so. You will find that
this book is an eye-opener. Many envious spirits criticize him but he was true
and faithful. Don't be discouraged my brother, by the evils that you hear about
Question # 668: "Is there any
quotations or name of Brother Bob Lambert in the message of Malachi 4:5-6?
Please send me, if anything was spoken about Bro. Bob Lambert, about his
E.O.D.H. Answer: Yes, Brother
Branham mentioned the name of Brother Lambert a few times in his message. He was
on personal interviews with Brother Branham concerning his ministry. He
was on that hunting tripe with Brother Branham, when the third pull was
manifested and WMB stilled the storm. Check the tape called "Greater is he that
is in you".
Quote W.M.B.: 63 "So I just go to be alone. And any man
that ever goes hunting with me, knows I don't hunt with anybody. I go out to
myself to get alone. I go with them to have fellowship at night, and stand
around and pray and so forth, but there was many other ministers there.
There was, up in the mountains this year, was our Brother Palmer. I believe I
saw him somewhere awhile... Here he is setting here, Brother Palmer. And a
Brother Bob Lambert, he was here this morning; I heard him shouting
somewhere. I guess he's still here. And then there was a Brother--the two
Martin boys; I guess they're here, are you, Martin boys? Brother--the Brother
Martin. You called me the other day, that was good; that boy was healed, that
brother minister." (He that is in you 63-1110e).
However, Brother Lambert's ministry was not based upon his
association with the prophet, but only with the association of the
revelation of the prophet's message. Though Brother Branham spoke many personal
things to him, concerning his ministry, I recommend that you read his life story
entitled the "first martyr". The Devil has circulated many lies concerning this
true man of God, but the truth was documented on that book.
Question #669: "I understand
that the supernatural presence of God was with Pastor Lambert. Is this
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." (Acts
Quote W.M.B.: "I felt a real sweet feeling come over me. I
thought, "I wonder if the Holy Spirit now is close." And over in the corner...
So help me... Here's my Bible over my heart. The sweetest voice I ever heard
in my life said, "Don't fear to go anywheres; don't fear to do anything. For
the never-failing Presence of Jesus Christ is with you wherever you go." That
settled it with me. Let them rage. I got a Absolute. My anchor holds yonder,
because it's the Word of the living God. Amen." (Absolute an 63-0127
The presence of God only accompanies the Word of God. The sweetest voice
that Brother Branham heard told him, don't fear to go anywhere; don't fear to do
anything for the never failing presence of Jesus is with you wherever you go.
This presence of God accompanied Brother Branham because he was direct in line
with the Word
This presence will not follow a preacher whether he is pastor,
teacher, evangelist or whatever he is, if he has error on the Word or is a
heretic. Now what we are teaching is the truth and it is directly in line with
the Scripture and the message of Brother Branham. Brother Lambert preached the
Word of truth and was in direct line with the Scriptures and message? The
presence of the Lord was with him and is yet attendant amongst the people he
pastored, in a measure that is not experienced in many message churches.
Question # 670: "Did Brother
Branham say, somebody will rise after him"
Quote W.M.B.: "If it is, there will rise somebody after me
that'll take the Message on. He'll be an odd person, but he'll rise after this
and take the Message on. And you listen to it." (Spirit of truth 63-0118
Question # 671: "I read the book
called "1st Martyr"; this man was truly used by God and vindicated by God that
he was a real man who stood with Bro Branham's message."
E.O.D.H. Answer: Without doubt
this man stood and contended for the message of Malachi 4 as no man has stood
for it in its essence and purity. He sealed his testimony with his blood.
The First Martyr For The Message of Malachi 4:5&6 -Excerpts from
pages 4, 24, 161- Published in Freeport, Trinidad 2002:
"In this third trance, He revealed to me a persecution coming upon the
Bride of Christ. It was revealed to me that there will come a day when they'll
kill you and think that they do God service. It showed myself being martyred.
They were in the process of it for the Gospel. Only It didn't say 'Gospel,' it
said, 'The Faith.' The man that was doing the martyrdom, well, I tell you what,
they were going to cut my head off…
And the Voice of God, the Voice of God-it wasn't me. They tried to get me to
deny this faith. It said, 'Deny this faith or we are gonna do such and such a
thing. 'Then I heard the Voice of God speak and say,' GO AHEAD AND DO IT
THEN.'…'GO AHEAD AND CHOP IT OFF THEN.'
…As this book is being completed, we are about to begin the thirtieth year
following the martyrdom of Robert Lee Lambert on the second of August 1973. We
pause to remember the faithfulness that he exhibited toward the cause of Christ.
That he expected to give his life for the Word of God cannot be disputed. That
the Presence of God accompanied him and directed him is beyond question. That he
remained faithful to the end time message of Brother William Branham and that he
continually reminded his hearers to hear and read for themselves what the
prophet said is a matter of record. That he was diligent to teach his flock
things they needed to know and that he was firm against false doctrines and
heresies is attested by those who have stood fast.
…Even twenty-nine years after Brother Bob's martyrdom, we are reminded of
Stephen, the first martyr of the Lord in the New Testament…
(Acts: 7: 59) "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord
Jesus, receive my spirit."