As the sun rises from the East and sets on the West, Christianity had traveled like the sun from an "Eastern people" (Israel), to the Western regions of Europe and America. After the rejection of the Gospel by the people of Israel, it was taken by Apostle Paul to the way of the Gentiles. Paul was God's messenger to the first church age, the Ephesian Church Age. It began in the year A.D 53 onwards. Apostle Paul went and propagated the Word of God to the Gentile nations of Greece and to the nation of Italy, Rome in particular.
Other European nations such as France, received the true Gospel of Jesus Christ through St. Ireneaus and then through St. Martin of Tours, while Ireland and Scotland received the Gospel Message through Saint Columba. Martin Luther was then called by God to bring reformation to the nation of Germany with the Message of "justification". And after that, John Wesley also brought the Message of "sanctification" to England.
was the last western nation that the Gospel of Jesus Christ ever went
to. She had received the "restoration of the gifts of the Holy
Spirit" in 1906 at Asuza Street, but the real visitation of
God to them came through the advent of the seventh angel-messenger of Revelation 10:7
in the year 1909 until the year 1965. Full restoration of the Gospel with
signs and wonders following was brought to America by the ministry
of a 20th century-prophet by the name of William
Never before had a Gentile nation witnessed what America has witnessed in the form of "Supernatural Signs and Wonders" as performed by this servant of God in this last generation. Untold thousands of verified cases of all manner of healing were manifested in the U.S.A., Canada, Africa, and all around the world through the prayers of William Branham. The blind received their sight, cancer patients were made well, the maimed, the crippled, and the halt were made fully whole. No disease stood in the way as God proved to millions, that He is still God today, the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) through the ministry of this end-time messenger to our age. (To read William Branham's lifestory and testimony, you may click on this link.)
God sent seven men, what the Bible called as the "seven-star" messengers sent to the seven church ages to call out a Bride to Jesus Christ from amongst the Gentile nations. This prophesy is a fulfillment of Revelation Chapter 1:19-20. (To know more about the Seven Church Ages, you may click on this link.)
AMERICA: A PROPHET'S HOME
In the days of Jesus Christ, very few people ever realized that the Messiah was here on earth. Not even 1/10 of the people of the Israel knew that "God-in-flesh" was walking amongst them, not until after Jesus died and resurrected. The Bible said that Jesus "came to his own but his own received Him not."
Not a lot of people in America ever realized also that the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 which shall restore the hearts of the children back to the pentecostal fathers just before this earth is cursed and destroyed by fire has already come and gone. Just like any other true prophet of the Old Testament, William Branham, was ignored and rejected by the majority of the American people. This is a true fulfillment of Bible prophesy that a 'prophet is not without honor except in his own land."
But God didn't just vindicate His prophet in a closet or some "secret chamber", but the world saw the proof, yet perceived it not.
Just like Amos of the Old Testament, this true prophet from God has brought unto this end-time generation both the blessings and the curse. Blessings, to those who will receive God's Message; and curse to those who will reject the truth. To God's elect, he brought unto them the restoration Message that will give them rapturing faith. To the unbelieving world, he brought unto them God's warning and judgment. True prophets always rebuked the iniquity of the people in their generation. William Branham is no exception. As Elijah rebuked King Ahab for the sins committed in Israel as perpetuated by his wife Jezebel, and as John the Baptist also rebuked King Herod for living illegally with the wife of his own brother, so has this prophet rebuked the "woman", the church, in her harlotry before God. This true prophet never compromised with the Word. He nailed the truth so hard that one has to be too blind not to see it. The succeeding quotes are excerpts from what this end-time prophet had seen and spoke about the land and the people of America.
AMERICA IN THE EYES OF A PROPHET
The following is a brief summary of quotations from the recorded sermons of Rev. William Branham:
"I'm American; I love my nation; I'm willing to go to war any time it goes to war. There's just Branham after Branham laying dead around France there and Germany. That's right. Many of them are laying there waiting for the resurrection. And I'll... If it would come necessary for my country, I'd be very happy to lay myself with them, to keep freedom where we can have religion, and like we've got it now. No greater nation in the world than our America. I mean that from my heart." (LIFE.STORY_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 1951-0415A)
“I believe I'd rather live here than anywhere I know of, because it's my home. I'm glad that I am an American, and thankful for it." (THE.LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE_ JEFF.IN ROJC 493-550 SUNDAY_ 1960-1211E)
"And America, upon the basis of our forefathers who came here for religious freedom... We had godly men in them days as leaders: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, men of renowned character, men of God. America was America in those days." (JEZEBEL.RELIGION_ MIDDLETOWN.OH V-6 N-14 SUNDAY_ 61-0319)
"If America would turn to its gift from God and would receive God's gift that's in the nation now, they wouldn't have to build bomb shelters and things to protect themselves. The whole world would fear this nation. There's only one weapon against communism, and that's Christ. Christ is what communism fears." (JEHOVAH.JIREH_ TULARE.CA SUNDAY_ 61-0226)
"All people, we love our nation, why, the greatest nation under the heavens. If it wasn't, I'd leave till I get the greatest nation. But I'm glad to be in America, but I'm sorry to see it de--demoralizing, and--and corrupting and going down with vice and sin the way she's sinking tonight. And that's why we're preaching the Gospel and trying everything that we can to seine out every soul that God would have saved, before the great climax comes." (JESUS.CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER_ CHARLOTTE.NC THURSDAY_ 56-0426)
"You're living here; this is your nation. You should be thankful for it. But you're really not an American. You are a Christian, and your Spirit comes from above, so it makes you act like they do up there, not like they do down here. Holy, clean, righteous, love, respects for one another, godly love for one another, you're born from above. That's the reason you act different, because your spirit come from up There." (JEHOVAH.JIREH_ TULARE.CA SUNDAY_ 61-0226)
"We're not Americans. We live here. As nationally, human beings, we are living under this, and it's the greatest nation in the world, as far as that's concerned. But I'm telling you... Just like Joan of Arc in the time of the French revolution. France needed a revolution, but then it needed a counter-revolution. And that's what America needs. It needs a revival and a counter-revival (That's right.) to straighten up some of the things that's in the churches and the lives of the people. Democracy's right, but then we need a revival in democracy to straighten it up. That's exactly true." (JEHOVAH.JIREH_ LONG.BEACH.CA THURSDAY_ 61-0209)
I'm neither Democrat or Republican. I'm a Christian. (THE.WORLD.IS.FALLING.APART_ ALBQ.NM FRIDAY_ 63-0412M)
THE AMERICAN "SPIRIT"
come to America, we have a national spirit."
Our national spirit is frolic (See?), jokes.
You know why? We were founded upon the doctrine of the apostles. We were founding
upon leadership of great men like Washington, Lincoln, but we have
moved off of that foundation, and we know that we've got it coming.
We know that a atomic bomb's got our name wrote on it. We
know that slavery lays ahead of us, no need of fooling yourself."
(THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES.AND.THE.SEVEN.SEALS_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ )
America, is the hardest place in the world to preach the Gospel.
If there's a place, and I say this with reverence, with my hand on the Bible:
If there's a place... If I had--knew that I was going away from this world
tonight, if there's a place in the world, or a nation that I think
that the Gospel is needed worse than anywhere I know of, is the USA.
That's right. The educated heathen is harder to touch than
the uneducated. Heathen is unbeliever. And when they come
educated, makes them horrible to touch. They know so much that you
can't tell them nothing." (THE.ANGEL.OF.THE.LORD_
CONNERSVILLE.IN THURSDAY_ 53-0604)
"Now, I've been in Africa and I've missionaried in Thailand, and all around the world, practically every nation under the heavens. And I have never in my life seen people harder to deal with than the USA. If there is anywhere they really need a missionary it's in the United States of America, 'cause a heathen's an unbeliever. And a educated unbeliever is far harder to deal with than one that's uneducated. Now, that... I don't say that to be rude, but that's the truth." (BUT.IT.WASN'T.SO.FROM.THE.BEGINNING_ BLOOMINGTON.IL TUESDAY_ 61-0411)
"And this United States of America is supposed to be a Christian nation. And great men has crossed this nation, Billy Graham, and Oral Roberts, and A. A. Allen, and many great ministers with great gifts, and they shook it before their eyes, and they set like they are paralyzed, spiritually paralyzed." (CAN WE SEE JESUS. GREENSVILLE,SC. 58-0619E)
"It alarms me, as I cross through the nation, and especially in America, and see great signs that the Holy Spirit will do, and great wonders that He will perform, and the people set as though nothing had happened. They just don't see it. Oh, I'm praying for a revival in America. And I'm wondering sometimes if it won't--if I'm not praying in vain. I hope not." (THE.DOOR.OF.THE.DOOR_ NEWARK.NJ THURSDAY_ 57-1212)
"This nation, it's in a crumbling condition now. Because our politics and things are so divided. That's why the Indians lost it to the white man. If them Indians'd all gathered together, there'd still be an America for the Indians. But they separated, and the tribes fighting one another, and we come in, and took it. And that's the way we're going to lose it, and that's the way the Church is losing today, because we're not together." (THE.ANGEL.OF.THE.LORD_ TOLEDO.OH WEDNESDAY_ 51-0718 )
"The conditions of the church--the conditions of the church today... In the world, politics, our world system is just as rotten as it can be. I'm not a politician; I'm a Christian, but I ain't got no business talking about politics, but I just want to say they're rotten on both sides. I voted once; that was for Christ. ... The increase in crime, juvenile delinquency... Look at our nation, once the flower of the earth. Our great democracy was born back there and--the Declaration of Independence--and the Declaration of Independence was signed, and we had a democracy, and our great forefathers and the things that they done. We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One world war, two world wars, and still moving on to a third one. Certainly. Politics is rotten, corrupted, rotten to the bottom, just exactly what Matthew 24 said it would be: "Nation would be against nation, kingdom against kingdom." (THIS.DAY.THIS.SCRIPTURE.title JEFF.IN V-3 N-8 65-0219)
I've often make this statement that, "It isn't the robin that pecks on the apple that kills the apple; it's the worm at the core that kills the apple." It isn't communism that's killing America. It--it isn't any other nation that's polluting this nation; it's the sin that's in this nation that's polluting itself. It's the immorals of the people. And thousands of those are called Christian by name. The world sees no different in them than any other person. Therefore, their Christianity is too weak." (BALM.IN.GILEAD_ CLEVELAND.TN TUESDAY_ 59-0707)
"Just look at this America. What a disgrace. Look what Jesus said, in the last days like it was with Noah, they'd be giving in marriage and things. Look at the divorce courts in America is greater than all the nations put together. Look at the immorality; look at the perversion of sex perverted clubs out in the west coast, and all around. Thousands times thousands, growing every year. Filth, dirty, ungodly, taking the natural use of the body and being perverted into something, people with perverted minds. Men go out and carry on the way they do, women wearing these little old clothes out there, they don't think they're wrong. Sure not, their mind's perverted; the devil's got a hold of them; they don't know it." (FELLOWSHIP_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0501A)
"Look at it. Look in the dirt; look at the filth. Look what it's done. Look at the stripteases, look at everything else on the radio, a not on the radio, but on the television. You put in the movies, and you try to keep your kids away from the movies. You holiness people, you good people, you people that's tried to preach the truth, you people that's tried to stand by it. And the devil is trying to get one jump ahead. You know what he done? He put it right in your house in the name of television. Yes, sir. And now, we have got so low down and so corrupt and we have succeeded and went a past Paris until now, they're fashioning after us. Oh, my. If I think, when I walk the streets of Paris there and those old urinals, how they stunk on the street. I think the whole nation of America has become a modern urinal in the sight of Almighty God. When divorce and rape and crime... And stop it if you can; you can't stop it. God said it would be so, and she's ripe for judgment. Purpose in your heart that you'll not defile yourself from the things of the world." (THE.HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 56-0902)
"The divorce courts of America produce more divorces by our women than all the rest of the nations. The morals in our country is lower, and divorces, than it is in France or Italy, where prostitution's on the streets so... But they're prostitutes; ours is married women trying to live with several men, and several married men trying to live with other women. In the nations where they have polygamy, it's a thousand times better. And yet, polygamy's wrong; we know." (THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL_ JEFF.IN DA 89-141 SUNDAY_ 61-0806)
and great principles like that, is broken when mother's pay a hundred dollars
for a little snotty-nosed dog (Excuse that expression), and
take it in the house, and give it a mother's love, and...?... practice
birth control. Any nation would sink under such stuff as that. And
our police allow for her to be stripped in the street, and
walk down... Such things as uncensored television casts,
of old vulgar four or five times married women, prostitutes of
this nation... And the little girls take them for example. And our stores
are loaded down with Davy Crockett and Lone Ranger. Who was the Lone Ranger?
There's a--there's ninety percent of the children in this city could
tell you more about Davy Crockett than could tell you about Jesus Christ.
"When the mother's turn them home, let them set with a baby setter, and out somewhere in some barroom drinking, and then with the audacity to put her foot on a rail and sing "God Bless America." And she's the greatest indebtiment we ever had. I'm American, and I love my country, but I believe in real Americanism, not this stuff we got today, so-called Americanism; it's rotted and decayed right under us. That's where our troubles lay. That's what's the matter today, because we felt secure. "Why, there's no nation can whip us." That's right. But there's a God Who will judge us by His Word and by Jesus Christ someday, and the way we treated Christ. That judgment is at hand. And these junctions, these signs, these wonders and miracles that He's did by the hands of His servants, the Gospel that He's preached through Jack Shuler, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and many others... And the dead's been raised, and the eyes of the blind's been opened; it is a sign post that we're at the end." (HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_ GREENVILLE.SC WEDNESDAY_ 58-0618)
I said, "you see, those people are Americans. They have the American spirit. They do like Hollywood, which governs America: her dressing, her fashioning, her goddess, and so forth. That's just exactly what they do. Now," I said, "they are Americans. We are from Above. The women in our church, they don't do that. They live holy, clean." You take a woman that wears them kind of clothes, and gets out on the street. I don't care how moral you try to live, at the end of the age, you're going to be called an adulteress. If any man looks upon you, to lust after you, and you presented the proposition to him, you're guilty of committing adultery. Jesus said so. You might be as clean to your husband or boy friend, as you could be. But if you dress like that and some sinner looks upon you, he's got to answer for, at the Day of Judgment, and you presented yourself. Clean up, women. Get back to God. That's... I don't care what they say about you. Go back to God. Women used to be put up on a pedestal. She's the backbone of a nation. And now where is she at? She brought it upon herself. She's regarded... They don't even take off their hats, to talk to them, or nothing else. It's just that condition. What'd they do? It brought it to theirself." (THE.WORLD.IS.FALLING.APART_ ALBQ.NM FRIDAY_ 63-0412M )
"Ladies, let your hair grow out; take the paint off your face, and keep those dirty clothes off. Men, get away from them cigars, and cigarettes, and beer parlors, and pool rooms, and come to the living God and purpose in your heart before the living God, that you'll lay aside every weight that's easily beset you and run with patience the race that's set before you. What a day. What a time that we're living, a modern Babylon. Their God Who is just to pour out His judgment there, has got to be the same just God today to pour out His here. As the Gentile age was issued in under riotiness, and drinking, and women, and carousing, the Gentile dispensation is going out in the same manner. We're going out to chaos from drinking, drunken. Our little teen-age children out here in school, they start them off with smoking cigarettes, and they go from there to marijuana." (THE.HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 56-0902)
"The perversion was to be a sign of the end. And today the perversion in the homosexual is on the increase, that even forty percent of our national government is possessed with perversion. That's newspapers. That's right. In California the letters that comes to me from the mothers and things up and down there, where women has become the god of the world. And they'll... Brother, those flappers will make men bow quicker than anything in the world, women with their dirty, rotten dress. And you look to your televisions and things and see some of them old girls out there that's put on all this stuff, and you go out and try to impersonate them, and don't realize they been married four or five times. And some of them ain't fit to be door rugs. And you make that your example instead of the humble Lord Jesus, Who died at Calvary to save you from sin. Take your choice today." (FIVE JUNCTIONS OF TIME' STURGIS,MI 1956-0122)
"Let me warn you this morning, church, be careful. It takes time today in our self-righteous, self-sufficient generation of hypocrisy that we're living in, an hour that when men and women stand in the churches and in the pews, and sing the anthems of God, and walk out of that church, and smoke cigarettes, and drink whiskey, and go to dances, and--and live for the world, and tell dirty, smutty jokes, and call themselves Christians. And men and women can walk from the pulpit or from the church, and from the place of the power of the resurrection, where that same Messiahic sign is a-moving among them, and not be a new creature in Christ, there's something wrong. When the papers can blast it; and from coast to coast, back and forth, from the frozen regions of the north to the tropical jungles of the south, God sends it, and people constantly turn their back upon it. Then what can we say? What can we do? We turn back to the Scriptures where He said, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, and but few there'll be that'll find it." (STRAIT.IS.THE.GATE.title JEFF.IN CH 35-66 59-0301M)
"So you see, how those heathen traits get into the church is because some lukewarm son of Kish stands behind the pulpit and is afraid of his meal ticket to preach the truth. Brother, let me tell you we need men behind the pulpit, not a bunch of theological sissies that's afraid of something to say to the people. We need men of courage, good men, filled with the Holy Ghost, that stands there that will not preach sissified stuff, and creeds, and denomination, but will preach the Gospel and shuck the hide off of them. That's exactly right. Right." (REJECTED.KING.title CHATAUQUA.OH 60-0610)
AMERICA: A WOMAN’S WORLD
"Remember, I predict this: that America is a woman lover. She's a woman worshipper. The spirit in America absolutely is woman possessed. These little women can come up on Hollywood; they can walk out on the street and send more men to hell than all the barrooms you could clang together. What is it? Our nation has come so little until they've even taken the jobs away from the men, and put women out here in these places, till ninety percent of them, nearly, are prostitutes. And talk about man being gone, sure, it's because they got women out there in their jobs. And they got so lowdown till they put women as peace officers on the street. That's a disgrace to any nation. Yes, sir." (GOD.KEEPS.HIS.WORD_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 57-0120E)
"Now, I respect the order of men, and so forth; but when you make these organizations... Look at the Pharisees, would have nothing to do with the Sadducees, because the Sadducees didn't believe in--in neither angel, or--or spirit, or resurrection, or anything, and the Pharisees possessed both, and they were at war with one another. Now, the oneness believes one thing; the trinity believes another, and the Methodist another, and the Presbyterian another, and you draw little lines. And what have you got? A separation of brotherhood." (WHY.AGAINST.ORGANIZED.RELIGION.title JEFF.IN V-12 N-1 62-1111E)
"Wouldn't it be wonderful tonight, if just the church people in America, that would believe the greatest gift that God ever sent to the world was the Holy Ghost, and would rally around it... If you Methodist would break down your bars, and you Baptist would break down your bars, Presbyterians, and Pentecostals, Nazarenes, Pilgrim Holiness, and all of you would break down your little bars, and let the Holy Ghost come in among all of us, and create a godly, brotherly love, and respect, there'd be a power strike this nation, that newspapers would pack it, and radio, around the world. But they won't do it. Each man has his own tree, and they won't get together." (A.GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE_ S.PINES.NC WEDNESDAY_ 58-0625)
"Now I just said that this era gave tremendous growth to the denominational spirit. If the Corinthian attitude of "I am of Paul, I of Cephas" was ever exhibited, it was now. There were Lutherans, Hussites, Zwingli's party, etc. Such fragmentation of the Body was deplorable. They were living a name but were dead. Certainly they were dead. They died the minute they organized.... And all the denominations are doing that very thing today. They are living their own name, and not the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is easily seen for every church is known by the way it worships but none are known by the power of God. There is your test. And I want you to notice right here that this era did not have the signs and wonders amongst them. They gave up the power of God for the power of the state. They clung to their own name; they made their names great. It was that old spirit of getting everyone into its fold. Today the Baptists want the Methodists to come over to the Baptists. The Methodists are out to proselytize the Presbyterians. And the Pentecostals want them all. Each claims to offer the most and to hold out the greatest hopes--a sort of door to heaven, or at least, the way to a more abundant entrance. How tragic it all is. This denominational spirit has made all the denominations write their manuals and teach their creeds, set up their offices and church governments and then each claims that she, and she alone, truly speaks for God as she is the best qualified. Now if that isn't exactly what the pope and the Roman Church are doing! They are right back there with their mother, the harlot, and don't know it. (256-2 SARDISEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK.CPT.7)
TURNING AGAINST ISRAEL
"What did I tell you from this pulpit? Last year America made her fatal mistake. I said, "Fatal mistake," she sure did. And look what she's doing now. You see it in the government affairs. They're trying to go right over and hook up with the Arabs. Don't you know, God's Word said, "Ever who curses Israel, will be cursed?" Certainly. I stand with Israel, take our ground or take it. Certainly. Arabs went in the wrong thing. Sure they are. Brother, look at every nation that turned against the Jew; they sunk. Look at--look at Germany, when she turned against the Jew, and they burnt the bodies in the incinerators, and look what it is today. Look at Italy, that turned against the Jews, when Mussolini ousted them from Italy. Looked at her today. If we wasn't feeding them, they'd be starved to death. (GOD.KEEPS.HIS.WORD_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 57-0407M)
A SOLEMN WARNING
"America, this is your last hour! Judgment lays in the balance, yonder, for this nation. If God would let this nation get by with what it's done now, He would be obligated to raise up Sodom and Gommorah, and apologize for burning them up. That's right. We are going to pay for our sins. We are doing the same thing they did in Sodom. And God has sent down Message just exactly the way He did in Sodom. Just exactly. He sent one to the church out there and the Lot group; and to Sodom; and He sent to the Elect, and so forth. And proved it, that the church is setting exactly in the condition it was in the days of--of Lot, as Jesus said it would be again. Friends, it's on our hands, what are we going to do with it? Say, "Blood on your hands?" Yes." (THE.TOKEN_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-8 SATURDAY_ 64-0208)
"Notice, when the testing time comes for the nations, when the testing time come for Israel, she failed. And when she did, God turned her over to Babylon. And as a nation, she failed. And when the testing time come for Rome, she failed. When the testing time come for Greece, it failed. When the testing time come for France, it failed. When the testing time come for Russia, she failed. Listen. And I say this, with the reverent heart to God, "The testing time has come for America, and she's failed." The Gospel has been preached from east to west, from north to south; they've combed every little place and crack and corner. Great revivals has went forth, Billy Graham's, and Jack Shulers, and Oral Roberts. And they have... Oh, just hundreds of them have combed every little crack and corner." (GOD.KEEPS.HIS.WORD_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 57-0407M)
"Someone said to me sometime ago, said, "Preacher, our foundation of America was founded upon the--the reverence and the respects of our forefathers. They were religious men, therefore, God will protect this nation forever." He will have no more respects for us than He did for Israel. Israel was His called and chosen people. And when they sowed, they reaped what they sowed. And that goes for individuals. No matter how holy, or church we claim to belong to, or how good we try to live, God is obligated to His Word, to judge us according to what He has said." (THE.HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 58-0309M)
"Back when America was America, she was a great nation. The greatest the world's ever known since Israel, was America ; but she sure has polluted herself now. She's rejected the Message… This America is the prostitute of the nations. That's exactly what she is, and she's going to be worse than ever now. She's coming to her end. The Bible speaks of her doom, tells how she's going to be: America : lowdown, rotten, filthy, no good. That's exactly right. She's been a great nation. She's carried the Gospel message. What makes her the way she is? Because she's turned down the Gospel message and rejected the truth. She's horrible. She's got it coming; don't worry. I seen it in the vision as THUS SAITH THE LORD. It's coming. She's going to pay for her sins. (REVELATION.CHAPTER.FOUR.3_ JEFF.IN ROJC 645-716 SUNDAY_ 61-0108)