The Seventh Seal

While we remain standing, let us pray. Almighty God, Author of Life, and
Giver of all good spiritual gifts, we are indeed grateful, now, for this
most marvelous outstanding time of fellowship in Your presence.  Marks a
great highlight in our lives, Lord--a time that we will never forget  no
matter how long we should stay.

And we pray, God, that on this closing night... We notice in the  Scrip-
ture  on the closing day of the feast, Jesus stood among them and  cried
out, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me,"... And I pray,  Heavenly
Father, that that'll repeat again tonight that we can hear the Voice  of
our Lord calling us, and calling us into service for Him--closer  walks.
We  feel  that  we've heard His Voice already in the  opening  of  these
Seals,  speaking that it's the last day, and the time is at hand.  Grant
these blessings that we ask for, Father, in Jesus Christ's Name and  for
His glory. Amen. You may be seated.

I'd like to add this, that of all the services I've ever had in my life,
I  believe this week has been the most glorious time of all my  life  in
services.  No matter what I have...  I've seen great miracles performed,
of  course,  before in healing services, but this is beyond  that.  It's
been  one of the great times--highlights of my life is to be  here;  and
seeing the little Tabernacle take on this different look. Not only that,
but the inside has taken on a different look.

And  now, I was asking Billy... He was so long about coming getting  me.
He  said  there'd  been another group baptized (which  it  runs  over  a
hundred)  this  week, of people being baptized in the Name of  our  Lord
Jesus Christ; so we are thankful, and God bless you.

And  now, if you do not have a church home, we invite you here  to  come
and fellowship with us.  Just remember that the church is open.  We  are
no denomination, and I hope and trust that it'll never be a denomination
-  just a fellowship where man and women and boys and girls meet  around
the table of God, and fellowship around the Word and we have all  things
in common.

Now, we have a wonderful pastor, a real man of God; and I'm so  thankful
for  that.  And if you'll remember a vision a year ago,  that  food  was
stored up in the place; and that's exactly right. And we're--we have the
place  now adequate for the Sunday school classes for all the ages,  and
we're just very grateful for this opportunity.   Someone had said  some-
time,  if  they would just have Sunday school classes where  they  could
send their children.  You... They got them now, so now, so you just come
right on and be with us if you don't have a church home.   Of course, if
you  have a good church where you're going to, and preaches  the  Gospel
and  so forth, why, that's just another group of us (you see)  somewhere
else; but if you have no home and you're...

I  understand  that several had--has moved in from other  parts  of  the
country  to  make this their church home, and we certainly  welcome  you
here to the Word of the Lord.  And I remember... I guess, when I left  I
told you that the services, as far as I was concerned, would be here  at
the Tabernacle. I don't know yet what all the Lord has for me in future.
I  trust  that to His hand (not some superstition or anything);  I  just
wait day by day for Him to lead me into the place to where I could be  a
better  service for Him.   And when He's finished with me, then  I  will
trust that He will receive me Home in peace.

And  now, I am very grateful for the cooperation of the Tabernacle  peo-
ple.  As Billy was telling me this week, that I think every home  that's
represented  here  around this Tabernacle has somebody with  them.  They
opened  up your homes and places and taken in people that  wouldn't  had
any  place to go to.  Now, that's real Christian acts.   And some  homes
have  just stuffed everybody in every little corner that they  could  to
get  people a place to stay, because this has been a very hard  time  on
account  of this, some kind of an affair that'd been going on about  the
sports world (some kind of basketball or something) and reservations had
been made plus the great group from... I think represented here in  this
little  church  about around twenty-eight or thirty  states  represented
right  here  in the church, besides two foreign nations, so...  in  this
little revival, so that takes up quite a bit of room itself.

And  know... I was asking today with some people, I said, "I  understood
there wasn't too many Jeffersonville people around the meeting."

Someone spoke up and said, "We can't get in"; that was the reason.  Some
of  the police and so forth wanted to come to the meeting,  but  said...
Had  been talked around... said, but they come up and they couldn't  get
in. It was already filled up before even time that they could get in. So
they had their time, maybe, later on and they didn't come, so the people
are coming from other places. So we're very grateful.

Now, I don't know.  The next thing would follow this would be The  Seven
Trumpets in another message. But in the Seals, practically everything is
included.  The church ages come down and we place them first, which  was
most...  which was most important, but the... of that time...  Now,  the
opening  of the Seals shows where the church goes, and how it  ends  up.
And  now, I think the Heavenly Father has been certainly gracious to  us
for letting us see what we have.

I say this...  Looking over old notes that I have preached on many years
ago, I was just coming in and saying what I thought was right and  going
on.  It was away off of the line. And now, all four of them Seals, I had
it in about twenty minute sermon.  Oh!  The four horse riders of Revela-
tion--I throwed them all together, and said, "One horse went in  white";
I said, "perhaps that's the early age.   And next horse went in famine,"
and then on like that.

My, when the Word really was opened up, it was a hundred miles away from
it.  So it behooves us to watch and wait.   Then maybe it had to be this
time to do it.  There may be many things that's been said that might  be
disagreeable  with  other people, but I believe when the  great  wind-up
time  comes and we meet our Lord, you'll find out that it was right.  It
really is.

Now,  people who are from out of town, from around at different  places,
come in from different states and nations, how I appreciate your sincer-
ity  to travel all the distance and to take your vacations, and some  of
them even without places to stay.  I know because I've been able to help
some of them get places to stay,  without even money to eat on,  or any-
thing  else  and so... and even of come anyhow, expecting  something  to
happen  to take care of it.   And with such great faith in that that  no
matter  if they have to go without food, or even a place to  stay,  they
want  to  come hear those... them things happen  anyhow.  That's  really
gallant, you know. And everybody has just been so one hundred percent.

I met my brother-in-law back there which was the... had the brick-laying
of the church and so forth, and I was telling him about how I appreciat-
ed his job.  I'm not a brick mason or I know nothing about it, but I  do
know what a square corner is--whether it's fixed up kind of right.

And  he said, "I will tell you," he said, "there never was such a  time,
hardly, that you ever seen such harmony amongst man when they all worked
together."   Brother Wood, Brother Roberson, and everybody just  placing
their places--everything. And the brother who put the acoustic... I mean
the  public addressing outfit and everything in the church.  They  said,
"Everything just worked right." When they need something, there'd be the
man standing there to do it.   So, it's... God is in all the whole  pro-
gram. We're very thankful for this.

Many  great  donators in the church to help do it, such as  our  Brother
Dauch  and  Sister Dauch sitting here, and many  others  that's  donated
heavy to this cause. And I think right at the time they don't lack but a
little bit and it all being paid for. So we're very grateful for that.

Remember, it's your church, for you are a servant of Christ, and  that's
what  it's built here for--an open door to make servants, and for  serv-
ants who are already servants of Christ, to come in and enjoy themselves
around  the fellowship of Jesus Christ.   And we want you to  know  that
everybody is welcome.

And now, when you hear me sometimes under the time of anointing kind  of
rake  down the curtain on organization, I don't mean that  against  your
pastor or against any brother, sister in church, because after all,  God
has  people  in  every organization there is; but He  don't  accept  the
organization.   He accepts the individual in the organization.   And  it
doesn't take an organization, therefore, when people get so bound around
organization, then they can't see nothing else but just what that church
says, you see.   And that makes dis-fellowshipping with others, and it's
a  system that God is not pleased with, and it's a worldly affair  never
ordained of God.

So now, I don't mean any individual--Catholic, Jewish, whatever it might
be, or Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, any organization, and no organ-
izations and non-denominationals and all - God has His children  sitting
out  in there, see.   And many times I believe they're out there  for  a
purpose--to  give light--pulling out those predestinated ones  from  all
around everywhere. And on that great day we will see then, the Church of
the  Lord Jesus Christ will be called to the great meeting time  in  the
air, and we will all go up to meet Him, and I'm looking for that hour.

Now,  there's  so much could be said, and tonight on the  final  closing
night, as usually, everybody is... and a healing service, I find,  under
anticipations for great things to be done in the healing service,  which
makes them a tension, nervous.   And then I find the same thing tonight,
that everybody's under expectation of seeing how... and each night  it's
been that way, for the opening of those Seals.

Now, I want to make this real clear.   Every-time, every-time that these
Seals has come to the place, everything that I ever believed on them and
has  read of other people, has been contrary to what come to me  in  the
room. And my mind, at this time... The reason I had that healing service
this morning, because my human mind is becoming so away from my own  way
of thinking.  I have tried to stay in a room with the shades pulled down
and  a light on, (this is the eighth day) and not even got in my car  to
go anywhere.

I  had to go with some brothers down to the bank to sign some notes  and
things  on money and stuff that's been borrowed for this church,  but  I
come right straight back and went right to study. And the strange thing,
there hasn't been one person said anything or...  Usually they're knock-
ing and pulling and around.  There hasn't been one thing. It's been very

Where  I've  been eating at, at Brother Wood's, usually  that  place  is
packed around with cars, and they had eight or ten different people  was
going  to  come stay with them during this time, and not a one  of  them

Then  this morning, I will never forget this morning--the grace  of  our
Saviour to His tired weary servant.   When I'd answered a poor  person's
question, and the best of my mind, thinking that I'd done right, and all
of  a sudden as if I'd taken something away from a child, I was so  con-
demned and didn't know what it was.  And I thought, "Maybe being that  I
was  pressing  to get to that healing service, maybe  somebody  so  des-
perately  sick  that had to be prayed for right then," and I  asked  the
audience.   A few minutes, it was revealed.  Somebody said,  "Won't  you
read... read your text over?" or something, and that time I picked up  a
little  piece of paper and read it again to see what it said and  looked
down  on the Book, and it was altogether different--the question  I  was
answering. See.

May I just pass this to you.  When the supernatural comes in, that's the
mind  of Christ.  You become so far away from your own thinking 'til  in
your own mind... I... This...  Don't let me try to explain that, because
I can't. See.  I couldn't do it.  There's nobody could do it.  How could
that  man that's... the Elijah stand up there on the mountain under  the
presence of God, and pull down fire from Heaven, then rain right  behind
the fire, and then close the heavens, and it didn't rain for three years
and  six months, and go right back and call the rain on that  same  day?
And  under that anointing, how... and took four hundred priests out  and
killed them, and then run to the wilderness screaming for his life on  a
threat of one woman. (see?) Jezebel--she swore that she'd take his life.
When  Ahab and all that was there... to see the presence of God and  the
great miracle done.

See, his... the Spirit had left him.  In his natural way of thinking, he
didn't know how to think. See. He couldn't think for himself. And remem-
ber, the Angel put him to sleep and rested him, raised him up, give  him
some  cakes and put him back to sleep and rested him and raised  him  up
and  give him some cakes again; and we don't know what happened  to  the
man for forty days.  Then he was pulled back in a cave somewhere and God
called him.

Don't  try to explain that of supernatural; you can't do it.  See?  Only
thing to do is just go right ahead.  And I will try to make myself clear
as  I can, but from henceforth, I think I will never try it  again.  You
just absolutely believe or not, and you'll see a little later why.

Now,  I've tried to be honest.  God knows that.  And that question  this
morning;  I  was trying to answer it just as honestly as I knew  how.  I
just  read the first part of the verse, and it was--wouldn't  have  been
right, but the Holy Spirit understanding that I... My mind... See  look,
the last two or three days--what's been happening.   See, I called seven
hundred...  seven thousand, seven hundred, this morning;  was  trying...
and  it was picked up by the people, see, and that showed that  you  was

Now,  another one where I was trying to say "the dove," and I called  it
"the lamb"; but I caught that right away.   And then here one, I  didn't
catch on that, the Holy Spirit turned right back around and called me to
it.  That's  a double confirmation that these things are  right.   God's
watching over to see that it's right.  That's right.  He wants to...  He
wants you to know that it's the Truth.  He's the One that's sending  it,
because  it  sure  wasn't... It was just as much to me  learning  as  it
was--has been to you.

And  so  we're... I'm very grateful for the knowledge--know now  of  the
Lord,  what  hour we are living in.  See, living right in  the  end-time
before  the going away of the Church.  Now just--we've been talking,  so
let's just ask His blessings on the Word again.

Our  Heavenly Father, here comes that great night, the great  hour  that
when a great thing has happened.  It's been all around the people.  And,
Father, I pray that tonight that it'll be made known beyond a shadow  of
doubt to the people's hearts and mind that they'd know that God is still
on  the  Throne, and that He still loves His people, and it's  the  hour
that  the world has longed to see, is now approaching--for it cries  out
for redemption.

We can see the elements ready to bring it back.  We can see the elements
ready to bring the Church into the presence of Christ.   We can see  the
Bride taking on the form, putting the wedding garment on--making  ready.
We can see the lights a-flickering. We know that we're at the end.

Now, Heavenly Father, as this goes forward now to preach or to teach  on
this  great  mighty event that taken place in Glory  some  two  thousand
years ago, and was given to the great beloved apostle, John--and tonight
we're to speak upon it.

Let  the Holy Spirit come forward now in His mighty power of  revelation
that  He might reveal to us that thing which He wants us to know, as  He
has in the last few nights. We commit ourselves to You with the Word, in
Jesus' Name. Amen.

Now,  as you're--want to turn maybe in your Bibles, and this is  just  a
short  verse--one verse of Scripture, but it's the last  verse  found...
last Seal rather.  Last night we were speaking on the Sixth  Seal--First
Seal, being the antichrist introduced. His time went through and we seen
how  he went out--how the beast that was introduced on God's power  went
forth  with  the antichrist power to combat it.  I don't  believe  there
could be a question in anybody's mind about it.

Then  we find out immediately after that, that church age, them  beasts,
went... (got through) we find out we changed the whole picture there. No
more beasts come out, see?   But it was introducing--coming forward over
into the tribulation period after the Church had went out. How perfectly
it  fit right in with the church ages.  I don't see one iota, one  thing
that  didn't  fit perfectly, even to the ages and  everything,  and  the
time.  Think of it.  That shows it had to be God do it.  The human  mind
could not fathom that.

And now, we find out that that...  Also we...  The Lord let us take  the
Scripture, the Holy Scripture, what Jesus said would take place. And how
would we have ever found that?  Here it comes over and reveals and bring
it just exactly (His sermon there) answering that... brings out  exactly
to the point, six of the Seals, but He omitted the Seventh.

Then  when the Seals were open, God (notice here), He omitted  revealing
even  any symbol of the Seventh.  See?  It's a perfect secret with  God.
Notice,  now  we  are going to read in the Bible in  the  Seventh  Seal.
That's found in Revelation the 8th chapter.

And  when  he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence  in  heaven
about the space of a half hour. (and that's all we have on it)

Now, we're going to notice, and try to not hold too long because many of
you will be on the road yet tonight going home.  And I thought again  of
having  a  healing service this morning, which would let you go  in  the
morning--wouldn't have to wait over. And now, we... and I, too; I've got
to  journey  on to Tucson, Arizona where I live, and, my home  now.  And
then  I  want to be back here, the Lord willing,  around...  the  family
wants to come back for a few days in June.  And now, maybe I will get to
meet you all down here at a meeting in that time.

My next appointed service is Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I think it's  the
9th, 10th, and 11th. I will be there Thursday and Good Friday. So, I was
to  have the whole thing, and I had other appointments where I  couldn't
make  it 'til that time, so I will have Thursday night and Friday  night
at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And then the next known, close, is potentially (we don't know for  sure)
that's  to  be  with my good friends, the group of  the  "Midnight  Cry"
at--up  at Southern Pines, North Carolina.  And they're on the phone  in
there  now,  which  they've sent telegram messages  and  everything  and
coming  this close for another group at Little Rock of the  Jesus'  Name
people that I had the meetings with over at the Cow Palace last  summer.
They're  having their convention at Little Rock, Arkansas.  And  they've
been,  since last year, wanting at least one night or want the whole  of
it, but they would even be ready for one night.

And  so  I  told them, not knowing just what to do, I  said  they  could
advertise  it  potentially,  then they'll let it know  a  little  later.
[Brother  Branham  speaks to someone about the  proposed  meetings--Ed.]
(Hot Springs, is it? I was mistaken. Twenty-fourth of May?--24th to 28th
of June.) Now, it's announced potentially. That is, if it is the will of
the Lord.

See, I will--here's the reason I like to do those things. You'll learn a
little later now, see! When I go to a place, I like to set my feet  down
there  knowing  that God said, "Go there."  Then if the enemy  rises  up
anywhere,  I  say, "I am here in the Name of the Lord Jesus;  just  move
back." See. And you're sure of your ground, see.

When He sent you anywhere, He will take care of you. See.  But if you go
presumingly, then I don't know. He might not be there.  So, I want to be
sure as I can be.   I've took many ones that He didn't tell me to  take,
but I like to be as sure as possible. The Lord bless you all now.

Now, we notice, this being just one verse here, we'd like to do  someth-
ing  just a little bit before here.  If you noticed, we skipped the  7th
chapter.  The 6th chapter ends up the Sixth Seal, but between the  Sixth
Seal and the Seventh Seal, there's something takes place.  See?  And how
lovely  that's  placed  just at its right place - between  6th  and  7th

Now, if you notice in the 7th chapter, we notice between the 6th and 7th
there is an interval--an interval between the 6th and 7th chapter of the
Book  of  Revelation; and it's between the Sixth and Seventh  Seal  then
this interval is given. Now, we want to notice this. Very important that
we notice this little time.

Now  remember, after the 4th chapter of Revelation, the Church is  gone.
After  the four horse riders has went out, Church is gone,  see?  Every-
thing that happened to the Church happened up to the 4th chapter of  the
Book  of  Revelation; everything that happened in the  antichrist  move,
went up to the 4th chapter, and the Fourth Seal of Revelation (both  for
antichrist  and  Christ)  ended up; and antichrist comes  to  his  doom,
and--with his army, and Christ comes with His army.

It's  an  old battle that started way back beyond time.  And  then  they
were... Satan and his angels was kicked out.  And then they come to  the
earth  and the battle set in again, because Eve broke down  the  barrier
from where she was isolated behind the Word of God.  And from that  very
hour, Satan won the battle over God's Word because one of His  subjects,
the weaker, let down the bar.

And  that's exactly how he's won the battle every-time has been  because
one of His subjects let down the bar from the Word.   And it was done in
this  last  church age through an organizational system which  the  real
genuine Holy Church of the Living God with a lion rider would not accept
the Word and turned the church from the Word to dogma.

Now,  how  many know that it's dogma that the Roman Catholic  Church  is
built on?  Do they admit it?--absolutely. Sure, certainly they admit it.
There's  no... The Catholic church, wouldn't hurt their feelings  a  bit
because they know that. They just added a new one here not long ago that
Mary was resurrected.   You remember it here a few years ago--about  ten
years.  How many remembers that?  Paper and...  Sure, everything the new
dogma. See, it's all dogma--not Word. See?

A  priest,  on an interview recently, he said, "Mr. Branham,"  he  said,
"God is in His church."

I said, "God is in His Word."

He said, "We're not supposed to argue."

I  said, "I'm not arguing.  I'm just making statement."  God is  in  His
Word.   That's right.  "Anybody that will take anything away from It  or
add anything to It," said the Word.

He said, "Well, God gave... Christ gave His church power, and told  them
whatever they bound on earth be bound in Heaven."

I said, "That is exactly Truth."

He  said,  "We have gone upon these principles, that we  have  power  to
loose sin, and..."

I said, "If you'll do it the way that it was give to the church and  the
way they did it, I will accept it.  If you do, there's water here to  be
baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins--not
with somebody telling you your sins are remitted." See? That's exactly.

Watch Peter with the keys on the Day of Pentecost.  Remember, he has the
keys that they are talking about.   And the man said, "Man and brethren,
what can we do to be saved?"

Peter  said, "Repent, everyone of you; be baptized in the Name of  Jesus

"What for?"

"For the remission of sins.  And then you shall receive the gift of  the
Holy  Ghost,  for  the promise is unto you and to  your  children,  them
that's  far  off, even as many as the Lord our God shall  call."  That's
right. So that settles it forever. It's all over. That did it.

Now,  but you see, antichrist come in, as we've pictured it  and  showed
it.  What a revelation! My, my!  And to think all these years we've seen
it moving up, and here it's absolutely directly THUS SAITH THE LORD.

Now, and we notice this interval now between the 6th and the 7th  chapt-
er. Now, the 7th chapter of Revelation here is a... reveals a happening.
It's  not in here just for nothing.   It's not put in between  this  for
nothing,  see.   It  is here for a purpose and it's  a  revelation  that
reveals something.

Notice,  how  mysterious and how mathematically it fits right  into  the
Scripture, exactly.  Do you believe in God's mathematics?  If you don't,
you're sure lost...?... ; you'll sure get lost in the Word. If you start
putting a four or six or something besides just the mathematical  words,
running in order, you'll sure have in your scene a cow picking grass  on
top  of  a tree somewhere.  You'll certainly run out, because  God  does
not...  His  whole Word does run completely in  mathematics.  Yes,  sir!
Perfect.   The most perfect... There's no other literature written  like
It, like It--so perfect in mathematics.

Now,  the  8th  chapter only reveals the scene of... the  scene  of  the
Seventh  Seal where nothing else is revealed.  Now, nothing is  not  re-
vealed  in  the Seventh Seal.  Now, it has nothing to do  with  the  7th
chapter  of Revelation.  It's the revealing of the Seventh Seal is  per-
fectly  mute.  And if I only had time (I will try a few places) to  show
you all the way back from Genesis this 7th chapter... this Seventh  Seal
is spoke of.  From the very beginning in Genesis, this seventh...  these
Seals moved right up.

Couldn't you remember this morning bringing these things up?  And  watch
tonight  bringing  them up, and you will find out when it gets  to  that
Seventh Seal, she cuts off.  Jesus Christ, is speaking Himself, told  of
the  end-time and when He got--told all six Seals; when He got  to  Sev-
enth, He stopped. There it is, see. It's a great thing.

Now, we're going to speak here now on this 7th chapter just a minute  to
kind of bridge it in between Sixth and Seventh Seal, because that's  the
only  material that we have to go on right now, is the Sixth...  between
the Sixth and Seventh Seal, is the calling out of Israel.

Now, I have many fine Jehovah Witness friends sitting here.  It's all  a
have-been.   Maybe  some of them's still Jehovah Witness.   But  they've
always applied (Mr. Russell did) this 144,000 to be in the  supernatural
Bride of Christ.  See?  They is not.  It has nothing to do in the church
age at all.  They're absolutely Israel.  (Now, we're going to read in  a
few  minutes.)  Now, this interval between the sixth...  the Seals is  a
calling and sealing of the 144,000 Jews called in the tribulation period
after the Church is gone. See?  It has nothing to do with the church age
at  all.  Oh, called in perfectly harmony with  the  Scripture--Daniel's
last three and one half weeks allotted to Daniel's people, see. Not  the
Gentiles, to Daniel's people, and Daniel was a Jew.

Now  notice,  Israel believes only her prophets, and after they  are  a-
vindicated.  And  nowhere  through the church age, since  in  the  early
Apostolic church, has the Protestant church ever had a prophet.  Tell me
who it was, and show it to me--never!   They had in the early  Apostolic
age one called Agabus which was a-vindicated prophet.  But in--when  the
Gentiles  came in into inheritance of God, and Paul turned to  the  Gen-
tiles  after  Peter (as we read last night) had received from  the  Lord
that  he was taking a people from the Gentiles for His Name, His  Bride,
then there never has been on the pages of history, a Gentile prophet.

Now,  you just go back through the history and find out.  Why?  Exactly,
it  would be contrary to the Word--exactly!  When the first went  forth,
it  was  a lion.  That was prophet--Word.  The next went forth  was  the
work--sacrifice.  The next come forth was the cunningness of man. But we
are promised in the last day that to return to the church again for  the
benefit  of  straightening up all that has been  misled...  misundone...
left  undone, for it's predicted here that the Seventh  Angel's  Message
would  finish the mysteries of God. And then we've went through it  all.
We  see that it's perfectly in harmony with the Scriptures.  That's  the

Now,  could  you imagine when this person comes on  the  scene--when  he
does,  remember,  it'll be so humble and things 'til the  churches  will
miss it a long ways. And could you imagine the churches, still under the
tradition  of the reformers, would ever receive a prophet from  God  who
would be firmly against their teachings and organizations?

Now, there is only one person could fulfill that, only one spirit's ever
been on earth that I know, would either be... It would have to be Elijah
in his time. And it was predicted that it would be, which is nothing but
the  Spirit of Christ.  When Christ come, He was the fullness; He was  a
prophet; He was the God of the prophets. See?

Christ--look how they hated Him.   But He come exactly the way the  Word
said  He would come.   But being that He was a prophet, they  blasphemed
themselves  away from the Kingdom of God by calling the Spirit  of  God,
which was discerning and so forth, an unclean spirit.  Said He was a--is
a  fortune-teller or devil--that is a--fortune-teller is a  devil,  see,
devil's  spirit.  Certainly.  Did you know that?  Absolutely!   Fortune-
telling is an impersonation of a prophet, which is absolutely  blasphemy
before God.

Now  notice, called in perfect harmony with the Scriptures  of  Daniel's
last three and one half years.  Notice, Israel's believers only are told
in  the  Old Testament to believe their prophets after the  prophet  has
been  vindicated.    "If there be one among you who is  spiritual  or  a
prophet, I, the Lord thy God, will make Myself known unto him and  speak
to him in visions, through dreams"--interpret dreams.

Somebody have a dream, the prophet will be able to interpret it.  And if
he has a vision, he speaks it--"I will make Myself known to him  through
visions and dreams... make Myself known.   And if what he says comes  to
pass, then hear that prophet, because I'm with him.  If it doesn't, then
don't fear him at all."  That's right.  "Get away; just let him  alone,"

Now that... Now Israel always is going to believe that.   And don't  you
see,  because why?   I want you to catch this lesson good  tonight  now.
Why?--because  that's an order from God to them.  I don't care how  many
tracts that the Gentiles get over there and spread out. I don't care how
much  you  go through Israel with a Bible under your arm  proving  this,
that  or the other; they'll never receive nothing but a prophet.  That's
exactly right.   For a prophet is the only one who could take the divine
Word  and put It in Its place and be a-vindicated  prophet--they'll  be-
lieve it. That's right.

As I was talking to a Jew up here at Benton Harbor, when that John Ryan,
being  blind all of his life nearly, received his sight.  They taken  me
over there to that House of David, and this rabbi come out with his long
beard; he said, "By what authority did you give John Ryan his sight?"

I said, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God."

He  said, "Far be it from God having a son!"  And he said,  "You  people
can't cut God in three pieces and give Him to a Jew--make three gods out
of Him. You are a bunch of heathens."

I said, "I don't cut Him in three pieces." I said, "Rabbi, would it be a
strange  thing  for you to believe one of your prophets  told  something

He said, "Our prophets don't tell nothing wrong."

I said, "Who was Isaiah 9:6 speaking of?"

He said, "The Messiah."

I said, "Then Messiah will be a man-prophet. Is that right?"

He said, "Yes, sir, that's right."

I said, "Show me where Jesus missed it."  He said... I said, "What rela-
tion will Messiah-prophet be to God?"

He said, "He will be God."

I said, "That's right.  Now, you got it on the Word."  So help me,  that
Jew  standing there and the tears rolling off his cheeks, said, "I  will
hear you sometime later."

I said, "Rabbi, you believe that?"

And  he  said,  "Look," he said, "God is able of these  stones  to  rise
children unto Abraham." (I knowed he was in the New Testament.)

I said, "Right, Rabbi. Now what about it?"

He said, "If I preached that, I'd be down there," (you know where  their
place  sits  on  the hill there) "down there in the  street  begging  my

I  said, "I would rather be down there begging my bread..."  (The  Jew's
still got his hands on money, you know.  See?) "I'd rather..." (and  his
name in gold on the... )  I said, "I'd rather be down there eating salty
crackers  and drinking branch water, and know that I was in the  harmony
with God and proved, than I would be here with my name on that  building
in  gold  letters  like that, and knowing I was away from  God.  I  know
that." He wouldn't listen to me no more.

So, he went in. That's it.  You can't cut God in no two or three pieces,
called Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and make three gods and hand it to a
Jew.  His very commandment is: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
I  am the Lord thy God."  What did Jesus say?   Jesus say, "Hear  ye,  O
Israel, I'm the Lord your God.  One God, not three."  You'll never  give
that to them.   No prophet will ever talk about three gods.  No.  You'll
never  hear that.  No, sir.  That's pagan and heathen as where  it  come
from. Yes, sir.

Notice, but these prophets will come.  Not only that... The prophets now
is Revelation 11.   We've read some of it, and I want you to read it  as
you  study on the tapes and so forth.  They are absolutely  a-vindicated
prophets by the sign of prophets--then Israel is going to hear that.

Now,  to  you  my Jehovah Witness friends, understand  now,  that  these
144,000 has nothing to do with the Bride.  There's not one bit of Scrip-
ture to support that.  No, sir, they are not.  They are Jews!--the elect
that's  called out during the time of the last three and one half  years
of Daniel's seventy weeks.  Now that's... I keep quoting this over,  not
so much to you all here, but, see, people... these tapes go  everywhere,
you see.   You understand that.  You hear me quoting back; it's for that

Notice,  now  see how they had to blind...  Do you see how  they  had...
Jesus...  or  God had to blind the Jews to keep  them  from  recognizing
Jesus?  If they knew, if they only knew that that was... seeing the sign
that  He did, if they had been in their right stage like they  was  back
under the law when God commanded them about a prophet, and they had seen
Jesus did that, they would of said, "This is the Messiah." Why was it?

Those  in  that age who had their names written on the  Lamb's  Book  of
Life,  His apostles and so forth, they seen it and recognized  it.   Why
didn't the rest of them? See?  They were blinded.  They couldn't see it;
they  don't  see it yet.  And they won't see it until she is born  as  a
nation at one time.  The Word can't fail. Remember, the Word can't fail.
Don't  care how many sensations you have, and what all takes place,  yet
that Word cannot fail! Going to be exactly the way God said it was, see.

Now,  we realize that these things must happen.   And that's the  reason
they  didn't recognize Jesus when He perfectly identified Himself to  be
the prophet. Even a little old Samaritan woman standing out there at the
well--He'd never been in Samaria.  He just went up and said He had  need
to go that way.   And He went up there, and there was that little woman.
And her in her state, she was in better shape to receive the Gospel than
those religious priests and things of that day. She done it.  Certainly.
Now  see, but in the face of all their rejection, yet one of their  most
noble man admitted that they knew He was a teacher sent from God.

I  was  talking to one of the finest doctors there is  in  the  southern
states,  in his office not long ago.   A very fine specialist in  Louis-
ville, a real gallant man. And I said to him, I said, "Doctor, I want to
ask you a question."

He said, "All right."

I  said,  "I  noticed your medical sign, the staff, you  got  a  serpent
wrapped around a pole. What does that stand for?"

He said, "I don't know."

And I said, "It stands for this: It was a symbol of divine healing where
Moses lifted up the brass serpent in the wilderness, see, which was only
a symbol, only a symbol of the true Christ."   Now, today, medicine is a
symbol of divine healing. And though many of them don't believe it (real
good  doctors  do believe it), but some of them don't  believe  it,  but
their  very emblem that they hold up testifies to the power of  Almighty
God  whether  they want to believe it or not.  That's right.  There's  a
brass serpent hanging on a pole on a medical emblem.

Now, notice these Jews.  Now, the scales of blindness was on these  peo-
ple's eyes.  They couldn't help it.  It was there, and God put it there.
And  they are on there until the age that they are promised this  coming
prophets.  You  can  send missionaries; you can  do  whatever  you  want
to--Israel  will  never be converted until these prophets  come  on  the
scene, and that will be after the Rapture of the Gentile Church. No more
than  the  ox age could receive a lion's call--for God has said  in  His
Word  that an ox spirit went out; and in the reformer's age, a man  went
out. See? You get... That's the only thing they could receive. That's...
And in there now, they are blinded. That's just all there is to it.

Now  notice, but the age is coming when the Gentiles will be done  with.
There was a tree, and the roots was Jewish, and it was cut off, and  the
Gentile was grafted in, the wild olive tree, and it's bringing forth its
fruit. Now, when that Gentile Bride is cut off (that Bride tree I talked
about)  and is taken up in the presence of God, God will wipe  off  them
unbelieving  Gentiles  over here to the side, the sleeping  virgin,  and
graft again. He promised to do it. And until that time, you just have to
know where...  If you know where you're going, well, all right.  If  you
don't know, why, you're stumbling in darkness.

Now,  that's  when the Jews will be converted, during  that  age--now...
like the church age.  Under the power of the anointed promise, they will
receive Christ; but now, not while the Gentiles are in.

Now, we can see what kind of a Message that these two prophets of  Reve-
lation  the 11th chapter will preach.   Now you clearly can see  exactly
what they're going to do. For the remnant, or the 144,000 predestinated,
receives the Seal of God.

Let's  just read.  Now, listen real close now.  Now, I want you to  read
with  me  if you can because I'm going to refer back to this just  in  a
little bit.  Seventh chapter--now this is between the Sixth and  Seventh

Seal was let loose, and that's the tribulation period.  Everybody under-
stand that now?   Sixth Seal was let loose, and the tribulation was  on.
After this, watch.)

of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that... it should not
blow upon the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. (four angels)

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of  the
living  God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to  whom
it was given to hurt the earth... the sea,

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have
sealed the servants... (Not the Bride, servants.  Not the son, servants.
Israel  has  always been God's servant.   The church, His son,  see,  by
birth. Israel is His servant.  Watch, every place it's always... Abraham
was   His  servant.  We're  not  servants;  we're  children,  sons   and
daughters.)...  of  our God in their foreheads. (Now watch, our  God  in
their forehead.)

And  I  heard the number of them that were sealed: (now, I want  you  to
listen  close to the reading of them) and there were sealed  an  hundred
and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

He  perfectly named them.  Now, if there happens to be a British  Israel
discerner sitting here, listen how this takes the wind out of it, see.

Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. (called the tribe)  Of
the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.  Of the tribe of Gad...
twelve thousand. (Watch your tribe now.)

And  of  the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand... the  tribe  of
Nephthalim  were  sealed  twelve thousand... the  tribe  of  Manasses...
twelve thousand.

And the tribe of Simeon... sealed twelve thousand.

Of  the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.  Of the tribe of  Is-
sachar...  twelve thousand. (Issachar, I guess, you  pronounce  that)...
twelve thousand.

were sealed twelve thousand.  Of (all) the tribe of Benjamin were sealed
twelve thousand.

Now, there's twelve tribes, twelve thousand out of a tribe. Twelve times
twelve  is  what?--144,000.  Now watch, them were all of the  tribes  of
Israel.  Now watch.  After this, now here comes another group.  Now  the
Bride's gone. We know that; but watch this group come up.

After  this  I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which  no  man  could
number,  of  all nations,... kindreds, and people,  and  tongues,  stood
before  the  throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in  white  robes,  and
palms in their hands;

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which  sitteth
upon the throne, and to the Lamb.

And  all  the (nations)... stood round about the throne, and  about  the
elders  and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their  faces,
and worshipped God,

Saying,  Amen: Blessings,... glory,... wisdom,...  thanksgiving,...  ho-
nour,... power,... might, be to our God for ever and ever. Amen.

And  one  of the elders... (Now, he's before the elders here,  as  we've
seen him all through the seals.)

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these...

Now John, being a Jew, recognized his own people. He seen them in tribal
form.  Is that right?  He recognized and called each one of the  tribes.
But now, when he sees these, he's kind of puzzled.  And the elder  knows
it,  so  he said: "Who are these... what... which are arrayed  in  white
robes? and whence cometh they?" (John answering out)

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. (John didn't know them, see. All
kindreds,  tongues, and nations.)  And he said unto me, These  are  they
which came out of great tribulation, (in other words, the great tribula-
tion)  and have washed their robes,... made them white in the  blood  of
the Lamb.

Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night
in his temple: and (they) he that sat upon the throne shall dwell  among
them.  They shall hunger no more, neither (shall they) thirst any  more;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

For  the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed  them,  and
shall  lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe  all
tears from their eyes.

Now, we open the... get to the Seal.  Did you notice, they were... First
we  start  now,  Israel,  and then we see  the  purged  church--not  the
Bride--the purged church by tribulation coming up here--great number  of
real sincere hearts that come up out of the great tribulation.  Not  the
Church, it's gone on--the Bride. There's the church.

Now,  we find out over a little later, Jesus said that the Throne  would
set  and how the--they'd stand in the judgment--each one.  Now, we  find
now  that these people were sealed with the Seal of the Living  God  (is
that right?), these Jews.  What is the Seal of the Living God?  Now, I'm
not  calling any... hurt any feelings, I'm just saying it, see?  Do  you
know  that reading after many of scholars who write on this, claim  that
this group here, blood washed, are actually the Bride? Did you know that
many  scholars  also  claim that the 144,000 is the  Bride?   What  a...
Something  got to fit out here wrong... in here right,  because  there's
something wrong now.

Notice,  our Adventist brethren say that the Seal of God is keeping  the
Sabbath Day (you know that); but I want one speck of Scripture on it and
show that Sabbath--keeping the Sabbath Day is the Seal of God. See, it's
just... somebody drawed that idea. But if you'll read Ephesians 4:30, it
says,  "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are  sealed  until
the day of (your) redemption." Yes, sir.

When  the  mediator work is done, and you are come...  Christ  comes  to
redeem His Own. You are sealed, not until the next revival. When you are
once  sealed  with  the Holy Ghost, it's a finished work  that  God  has
received you, and there's no getting away from it! You say, "Well, I had
it and I went away."  No, you didn't have it. God says it goes on to the
day of redemption.  Now, you just argue with Him - 'til the day of  your

Notice,   as  there  were...  as  they  were  a  remnant  according   to
election--these  Jews are now--the remnant according to election in  the
days  of  Elijah's  first ministry to the  Jews,  where  seven  thousand
believers  were  kept away by the hand of God.  Now, there is,  in  this
remnant  time  coming,  to their time to be  144,000  according  to  the
election, that the Message at that time... to believe the Message,  will
be 144,000.

Now,  you say, "Oh, now just a minute, brother, I don't know about  this
election stuff. Well, I never read it there."  All right, let's just see
if it's right or not.  Let's turn back to Matthew, and get down here and
find  out  if  we can't find a little something on  this  somewhere.   I
believe  now that I'm right.  (I haven't got it wrote down here, but  it
just come to my mind.) Let's take at the ending... the 30th verse, where
we went last night--the ending of the Sixth Seal on the 30th verse.

Now, let's read that, and see now where we get to.  The 31st verse, see:
they'll see the Son of man coming in Glory. Now, the 31st verse:

And  he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and  they
shall  gather  together his elect from the four winds, from one  end  of
heaven to the other. [Matthew 24:31]

The elected will come out. What is it?--and the tribulation period.  The
God  will call His elected, and that is the Jews during  that  time--the
elected.  The Bible speaks of it.  Paul speaks of it.  According to  the
election,  there will be 144,000, (according to the election) that  will
believe the Message out of literally millions that will be there.

There  were millions in Palestine at the day of the prophecy of  Elijah,
and  seven thousand was saved out of millions.   Now, according  to  the
election,  where  millions of Jews are gathering  into  their  homeland,
(it's become a nation) there will be millions in there, but only 144,000
elected ones will be taken. They will hear the Message.

Same  thing it is in the Gentile church.  There is a Bride, and  She  is
elected, and he will be called according to the election.  Notice,  this
all  types  the Church perfectly--the elected believers--others  do  not
believe.   You can just tell it.   You tell a man a Truth and let it  be
proven by the Word and then vindicate It: "I don't believe it."

You  can just... Don't fool with it no more.   Jesus said not to.  Said,
"It's  just like casting pearls before swine."  See?  Said, "Just  leave
them alone.  They'll turn and tramp you under their feet.  They'll  make
fun  of  you.  Just  walk away and leave them if  the  blind  leads  the

I went to a man not long ago--he come to me rather.  He had been arguing
all  around everywhere against divine healing.  And he come up,  and  he
said, "I don't believe your divine healing!"

I  said, "My, I guess it wouldn't be any good because I ain't got  any";
and he... I said, "but God's is perfect."

He said, "There is no such a thing."

I said, "You're too late to say that, Buddy. You've done waited too long
for that. You might have argued a few years ago, but there's another age
on now--millions to testify, see." I said, "You're too late now, fellow,
to say that."

He said, "Well, I don't believe it, I don't care what you do."

I said, "Certainly not. You can't."

He said, "Smite me blind."  Said, "If you're--you've got the Holy  Ghost
like Paul," said, "smite me blind."

I  said,  "How can I do it when you are already blind?"  I  said,  "Your
father has blinded you to the Truth." I said, "You are already blind."

And  he said, "I wouldn't believe, I don't care what you  could  do--how
much evidence you can prove or anything like that; I still don't believe

I  said, "Certainly, it wasn't for unbelievers; it was only for  believ-

What was it?  See, you know right then, the election's off.   Just don't
fool with it at all. Jesus did the same thing. He said, "Let them alone.
If the blind lead the blind, won't they all fall in the ditch?" But when
He come to a little prostitute, it struck fire.  What was it?  It was an
elected seed laying there. See? He seen it right now.

When He come to Peter, there was an elected seed laying there, see,  and
they  saw it, "And all the Father hath give... hath (past  tense)  given
Me, they'll come.  They'll come to Me. " Oh my, I love that!  Yes,  sir.
Notice, the believers does believe it. The unbelievers can't believe it.
So  now, if anybody wants to argue about the serpent's seed  and  things
and you try to show them, they won't listen to it, just walk away. Leave
them alone. See, God don't argue, neither does His children.

Notice,  God's 144,000 elected Jews don't bow to the  beast's  denomina-
tionalism,  statues, or anything.  Though their nation is in a  covenant
with it at the time--Israel is in a covenant--but here's 144,000  that's
not going to do it. That's the elected.

Same thing it is right here in the Gentile church now.  It's an  elected
group. You can't pull them in that kind of stuff. They won't believe it.
No, sir.   When the Light once struck them, that settles it right  then.
They  see the... see it happen, and then see it vindicated  and  proved,
and  like that, and they look down here in the Bible and see  that  Word
just going... You just might as well just quit fooling with them because
they believe it.  That's all. That's all.  Though they can't explain it,
but they know they've got it. As I say, "There's a lot of things I can't
explain, but I know it's real anyhow."

All  right.  This time was between the Sixth and Seventh  Seal  that  He
calls  these people, spoken of by Jesus in Matthew the 24th chapter  and
the  31st verse, that we've just read, see.   Trumpets here...  the  two
witnesses... When the trumpet sounds, is the trumpet of the two witness-
es of the age of grace for the Jews? One trumpet sounds--you notice, one
trumpets  sounds.   He  says, "Sound the  trumpet."   Now,  notice  over

"And  he  shall send (forth) his angels (not one, see,  there's  two  of
them) with a great sound of a trumpet,..."   What is it?   When God gets
ready  to  speak,  there is a sound of a  trumpet.   That's  always  His
Voice--It's calling to battle, see?  God speaks.  These angels will come
forth  with the sounding of the trumpet.   And, you notice, at the  last
angel's Message--the trumpet sounds: the first angel's Message--a  trum-
pet sounds; second angel--a trumpet sounded, when he sent it out.

Notice,  but when the Seals were announced, they were all in  one  great
divine thing to call out a group of people.  There was one trumpet sound
and Seven Seals were broke.

Notice:  gathering His elected Jews from the four parts of the  heavens.
He mentioned the six Seals as we have seen, but not the Seventh Seal. He
has  never  said nothing in here about the Seventh  Seal  nowhere.  See,
right away, the 32nd verse turns to a parables of the time of the  call-
ing of the elected Jew.

Now watch here, see.  "And He will send the angels with a trumpet and He
will gather the elect from the four corners of Heaven."   Now He starts.
See, He don't say nothing about the Seventh Seal here, see.  He spoke of
the  Sixth  Seal--First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,  and  Sixth,  but

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender,  and
putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

So  likewise  ye, when ye shall see all these things, know  that  it  is
near, even at the door.

That last... that question they asked Him: "And what will be the sign of
the end of the world?"   When you see these Jews...  When you see  these
other things taking place, you know what takes place.  Now when you  see
these Jews... talking to the Jews.

Now watch.  What company is He talking to?--Gentiles?  Jews!  Jews, see?
Now,  He said, "You would be hated of all nations for My Name,"  and  so
forth.  Now, when He said... you see these Jews begin to put forth their
buds over yonder, when that Israel begins to turn back getting into  her
country, when she gets there, the Church is ready to rapture, and  there
is  only three and a half years left unto the end of the old world;  and
she  goes out into chaos and in comes the Millennium to the  new  earth.
Said, "Even at the door."

Now, one thousand years on earth is only one day with God. And three and
one  half  years, what would it go to?--so many seconds in  God's  time.
That's the reason He said, "It is at the door."   "Verily I say unto you
that this generation shall not be consumed (done away with, this people)
until  all  these things are..." what?   What won't be done  away  with?
They've  tried  to kill the Jew off the earth all the time.   They  will
never be able to do it.

But  notice, the very generation of Jews that seen the return back  into
Palestine, that generation would see these things happen.   And just the
last  two  years she was fully become a nation with her  own  money  and
whatever. There she is.

Now, where are we at, friend? The Seals and everything opening up; we're
getting  this in between here. There it is. See where we are sitting?  I
hope  you get it.  I haven't got no education.  I know what I'm  talking
about,  but maybe I can't explain it to make sense to you.  But  I  hope
that God takes the words that's mixed up and divides them out right, you
see,  and  lets you know what it is, because it's--we're  at  the  door.
We're here at the time.

Now notice. See, right away now, He turns to these Jews, and at the end-
time  He says what is going to take place.  We know even that  now,  (we
know, we are well aware) that the tribes are scattered.  They have  been
for 2,500 years. They were prophesied to be scattered to the four winds.
Did you know that?  We know that. Of course we won't have to go back and
get  that because I've got something here real important I want  you  to
see before you get too tired and I get wore out.

Notice, we know even every tribe--that is tribal chronology or  whatever
you  want to call it, or geology or...  The tribal positions are not  no
more together. They are scattered everywhere. The Jews that are gathered
into Jerusalem is not... They don't even know their tribes. They haven't
got any more tribal banners or anything.

All they know is that they are Jews. They were prophesied to be that way
the world over.

Now, their books has been destroyed.  They don't know... You say,  "What
tribe are you from?"

"I don't know."

"What tribe..."

"I  don't know."  One from Benjamin, one from this, and one  from  that.
They  don't  know where they're from.  Their books  has  been  destroyed
through  the wars, and for 2,500 years... only thing they know:  they're
Jews.  That's  all.  So they know they are back in  the  homeland.  They
yet... Notice, though they don't know their tribes, but God does. I just
love  that.  You know, He even said that, "Every hair on  your  head  is

Notice,  He loses nothing.  "I will raise it up again at the last  day."
Though  they have lost their tribal banners and their... who  which  one
is,  and whether they're this or that--they don't know  whether  they're
from  Benjamin,  or  whether they're from Reuben or  Issachar  or  where
they're from. But anyhow, God calls them here.

Now notice, in Revelation 7 we read this: twelve thousand of each tribe.
Of  the elected out of all of it, there is twelve thousand out  of  each
tribe that's elected and are set right here in order.  Oh my!  What  are
they?--they are in tribal order! Yet they are not now, but they will be.
They are in tribal order. What will be in tribal order?--not the regular
Jew;  no,  but the ones that's the elected--the 144,000 will be  set  in
tribal order. Oh my! How I would like to show you.  We won't go into it,
but that's exactly what the Church has to be!--right in order.

Now, I want you to watch real close and read with me for a minute.  Now,
here is something that maybe you never noticed in the tribal calling.  I
told you awhile ago to read Revelation 7.  Read with me, and watch those
tribes.   In Revelation 7, Dan and Ephraim is missing and  not  numbered
with them. Did you notice that? Joseph and Levi was substituted in their
place.  Did you notice that? Dan and Ephraim is not there. No, sir.  But
Joseph  and Levi was substituted in the place of Dan and  Ephraim.  Why?
The  ever  remembering God remembers every promise of His Word.  (Oh,  I
would like to preach on that!) God don't forget nothing, though it looks
like it.

Like  He  told Moses--Israel had been down there four  hundred  years...
they  had  to go up that time.  He told Abraham and his  seed  would  be
sojourning in a strange land for four hundred years, then He would bring
them out with a mighty hand.  But then He said to Moses, "I have  remem-
bered  My promise, and I've come down to make good what I've said."  God
doesn't forget. He doesn't forget His curses, neither does He forget His
blessings. But every promise that He made, He stays with it!  Here's why
they were missing.

Now, if you watch.  Now read... I want you to read with me now.  Go over
to Deuteronomy the 29th verse... the 29th chapter, rather.   There is  a
reason for these tribes not being there. Everything has got a reason for
it.  Deuteronomy, we want to take the 29th chapter of Deuteronomy.  Now,
the Lord so help us that we can understand now.  Now we want to start in
Deuteronomy the 29th chapter at the 16th verse. Now listen--Moses speak-

(For  you know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how  we  came
through the nations which we passed by;

And  ye  have  seen the abominations, and their  idols,  wood...  stone,
silver...  gold,  which  were among them:) (Everyone  carried  a  little
something or other--a little statue of Saint Cecilia.  You know, someth-
ing like that, see.)

Lest therefore... (listen)

Lest  there  should be among you a man,... woman, or family,  or  tribe,
whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve
the  gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a  root  that
beareth gall and wormwood;

And  it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse,  that  he
bless  himself in his heart, and saying, I... have peace, though I  walk
in the imagination of mine (own) heart,...

See, people say, "Ah, he blesses himself." You know, make a little cross
or something like they do now, you see--same thing, see. You see, it's a
heathen trait, see, the heathens.   He blesses himself in his own heart,
in  his  own  imagination, in his own mind...  "to  add  drunkenness  to
thirst"--just  drink.  Say, "That don't make any difference; as long  as
you go to church, you're all right." Then:

The  LORD  will  not spare him, but then the anger of  the  LORD...  his
jealousy shall smoke against that man, and (of) all the curses that  are
written  in this book... (don't take one word from It or add one to  It,
see)...  shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his  name  from
under  (the) heaven.  (That's while he's here on earth,  see--under  the

And  the  LORD  shall separate unto him evil out of all  the  tribes  of
Israel,  according to all the curse of the covenant that is  written  in
this book of the law:

Therefore,  if  any man will serve an idol or keep an idol  on  him,  or
bless  himself in his own imagination of his mind and serve  idols,  God
said, "Man, woman, family, or tribe, his name will be completely blotted
out from amongst the people." Now, is that right? How true! Idolatry did
the same thing in the church years ago and does today.

And now notice. Watch how the antichrist tried to make an anti-move. How
many knows that the devil types and patterns after God's saints? What is
sin?--is right thing perverted.  What is a lie?--it's a truth  misrepre-
sented. What is adultery?--it's a right act, legal act, done wrong, see.

Now, in trying to do this--blot out a name, did you notice in the church
age, the same beast that serves the images of dead people and so  forth,
tried  to blot out the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and give titles  as
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.   Same thing with that curse behind it like
that.  Dan  and  Ephraim did just that under a hypocrite of  a  king  in
Israel, an impostor--Jeroboam.

Now notice, in I Kings the 12th chapter. I know we're... This, to me, it
lays a background on what we can depend on, what we see. I Kings, I want
to go to the 12th chapter, the 25th to the 30th verse.

Then Jeroboam... Shechem in the mount of Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and
went out in... , and built Penuel.  And now Jeroboam said in his  heart,
(see, the imagine of his heart) Now shall the kingdom turn to the  house
of  David: (He was getting scared, you see, because the people might  go

If this people go up to... sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusa-
lem,  then shall the heart of this people be turned again to  the  lord,
even  to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go...  unto
Rehoboam king of Judah.

Whereupon  the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and  said
unto  them,  It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem:  behold  your
gods, O Israel, which brought thee... out of the land of Egypt.  And  he
set (up) the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.

And  this thing become a sin: for the people went to worship before  the
one, even to Dan.

See?  Ephraim at Beth-el, and Dan; and they set up idols and these  went
out to worship this. And here we are plumb down into the Millennium age,
almost, and God still remembered that sin.  They're not even counted  in
there. Amen! Glory!  Just as sure as He remembers every good promise, He
remembers everyone evil too.  Just remember when...  That's the reason I
believe, friends--I've always tried to stay with that Word no matter how
strange it seems.

See,  now they wouldn't think about that there then.  They didn't  think
about it then. They thought, "Well, they got by with it." All right, but
here  they are over here in this Millennium age setting in,  when  their
names and tribes is blotted out from them, because they served  idolatry
that God cursed.  Didn't He say He hated the Nicolaitanes and that Jeze-
bel? Stay away from it. Didn't He say He'd kill Jezebel's daughters with
the  killing  of death which is eternal separation  from  His  presence?
Don't trust in it at all.  Get away from it. So God remembered.  Notice.
But did you notice there, it was to be blotted out?  Why?  Under  Heaven
there  was no immediate sacrifice that could get in the Holy  Spirit  to
let him see these things, but he did it anyhow in his own selfish  mind.
But  Ezekiel,  in his vision in the Millennium, he sees  them  again  in
perfect order--Ezekiel, if you want to read it. Just put it down and you
can  read it to save time--Ezekiel 48:1-7, also read 23 to  29.  Ezekiel
seen every tribe just exactly in order.

All  right.  And also, in Revelation 14, John seen them again in  tribal
order.   That's  right.  Every tribe to his place.  What  happened?  You
remember,  he said, "Under the heavens--that his name would  be  blotted
out of the tribal affair."   As long as he was under the heavens,  there
would be no more, and this 144,000 is down here in the tribal part  yet.
(Right!) But you see, they had been blinded, they had only the sacrifice
of bulls and goats, see.

Now notice, He blotted them out under the heavens.  But, the Gentile  in
the days of the Holy Spirit, against that, your name was taken complete-
ly off the Book of Life, and could never have forgiveness in this  world
or  the world to come.  Is that right?   There's where we stand.  Israel
under goats, sheep--they did have a place, as long as they was on  earth
here, their tribes was missing. They could never be included.

Now,  when  He  called the 144,000, they  were  missing.  That's  right.
They're not even numbered in there.   And Joseph and Levi is put in  the
place of Dan and Ephraim.   Now, you can look at that; right there it is
before you, see.   And here's God's promise way back there, hundreds and
hundreds of years before that.

Now,  what  happened?   They were purged during the time  of  the  awful
tribulation period.  Now, if God's going to purge that virgin that was a
good  woman, but she just failed to get oil in her lamp, and He's  going
to purge her through persecution in there--He puts them tribes right  in
there for the same thing, and purges them during the time of the  tribu-
lation period, because it is a purging--it's judgment. But you see they,

And look here.   Here comes up the 144,000 after the purging of  Israel,
and  here comes up also...  the sleeping virgin comes up purged and  has
white robes on, see? How perfect; how beautiful that is!

Just like Jacob in the time of trouble, see.   They... Jacob in the time
of  trouble,  he had done wrong, but he went through  the  purging  time
because  he had wronged his brother, Esau, see.  He deceived to get  his
birthright.  But he went through a purging before he could have his name
changed  from  Jacob to Israel, which was a type of the order  of  God's
type today.

Now,  we  will turn now to the 8th verse of the... or the 1st  verse,  I
mean, of the 8th chapter--of Revelation 8:1. (I know you're tired, and I
just... try to listen just for a few minutes now.   God of Heaven,  help
us, is my prayer.) We must remember that this Seventh seal is the end of
time of all things. That's right. The things written in the Seventh Seal
Book, (sealed up of the plan of redemption from before the foundation of
the  world),  it every bit ends.   It is the end; it is the end  of  the
struggling world.  It's the end of struggling nature.   It's the end  of
everything.  In there is the end of the trumpets.   It's the end of  the
vials.  It's the end of the earth.  It's even the end of time--time runs
out, the Bible said so.

Matthew the 7th chapter... I mean Revelation the (7th) 10th chapter  and
1  to the 7th verse.  Time runs out.  The angel said, "Time will  be  no
more,"  when that... in the days of this great thing to happen.   Every-
thing  runs  out  in this time--the end of the... at  the  end  of  this
Seventh Seal.

Notice,  it's  the end of the church age.  It's the end of  the  Seventh
Seal. It's the end of the trumpets.  It's the end of the vials, and even
ends the ushering in of the Millennium--that's on the Seventh Seal.

It's  just like firing a rocket into the air, and that  rocket  explodes
here and it goes up, and then it explodes again. It puts out five stars.
One  of those stars explodes and blows out five stars from it; and  then
one  of  them stars explodes and blows out five stars from it,  see;  it
fades  on out.  That's what the Seventh Seal--it just ends the time  for
the world. It ends the time for this. It ends the time for that. It ends
the time for this. It ends the time... everything just ended up on  that
Seventh Seal.

Now, how is He going to do it?  That's what we don't know, isn't it?  We
don't know.  It's even time for all these things, and the ushering in of
the  Millennium.   Notice, the breaking of this Seal was so  great  that
Heaven was hushed by it in silence for the space of a half hour. Now, is
it great? What is it?  It was hushed--Heaven. There wasn't a thing moved
for a half hour.

Now, a half hour might not be long if you're having a good time, but  in
the suspense of between death and life, it seemed like a Millennium.  It
was  so great, Jesus never mentioned it--none of the rest of them.  John
couldn't  even write of it.   No, he was forbidden to write here.   See,
there's just... He just... He didn't write, but it's just is silence.

And the four and twenty elders that stood before God there harping  with
their  harps, they quit playing their harps.   The angels  hushed  their
singing in Heaven.  Think, the holy cherubims and seraphims, that Isaiah
saw it in the temple with six sets... or three sets of wings--three--two
over his face and two over his feet, and flying.  And he's day and night
before  God, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God  Almighty."  And
even when they walked in or come into the temple, the post of the temple
moved  with their presence.  And these holy seraphims hushed up!  Angels
quit  singing! (Whew!)  Flying in the presence of God,  singing,  "Holy,
holy, holy,"--they shut up.

No angels singing, no praises, no altar service, no nothing!   There was
silence--hushed, deadly silence in Heaven for a half hour.  All the host
of Heaven was silent for this half hour, when this Seventh Seal  mystery
in the Book of Redemption was broke open.   Think of it; but it's broke.
The Lamb breaks it. You know what? They were awed by it, I believe. They
didn't know. There it was; they just stopped. Why? What is it?

Now, none of us know; but I'm going to tell you my revelation of it. And
now, I am not prone to be a fanatic.   If I am, I'm ignorant of it, see.
I'm not given away to such as "leerious" carry-ons and imaginary things.
I  have said some things might been kind of strange to some people,  but
when  God  comes around behind it and vindicates it and  says  it's  the
Truth, then that's God's Word. It may seem strange that way. See.

And now, as certain as I stand in the platform tonight, I had the  reve-
lation that revealed--it's in a threefold manner.  That, I will speak to
you by God's help of a fold of it.   And then you... Let's go over there
first. Here's the revelation to begin what... I want to tell you what it
is.  What happens is that those seven thunders that he heard thunder and
was  forbidden to write, that's what the mystery is laying behind  those
seven consecutive thunders rolling out.

Now,  why?  Let us prove it.  Why?   It is the secret that no one  knows
about.  John was forbidden to write about it--even write a symbol  about
it.  Why?  This is why.  There was no activity in Heaven--it might  give
away the secret. Do you see it now? If it is so great it must be includ-
ed because it's got to happen, but when the seven thunders...

Now   notice,  when  the  seven  angels  come  forth  to   sound   their
trumpets--there was one thunder.   When Israel was gathered--there was a
trumpet. When time shall be no more--the last trumpet.  One thunder--but
here  is seven straight thunders right in a row: one, two, three,  four,
five, six, seven--that perfect number. Seven thunders in a row,  uttered
not...   listen   to  this--just  one,  two,three,  four,   five,   six,
seven--grace. Then heavens couldn't write that. Heavens can't know about
it,  nothing  else, because there's nothing to go on.  It's  a  relaxing
time. It was so great till it's kept secret from the angels. Now, why?

If Satan should get a hold of it, he might do great damage.  There's one
thing  he don't know.   Now he can interpret anything he wants  to,  and
impersonate  any kind of a gift (I hope you are learning) but  he  can't
know this.  It's not even written in the Word! It's a total secret!  The
Angels, everything shut up!  If they made one move it might give someth-
ing away, so they just shut up, quit harping; everything stopped.

Seven--God's perfect number.  Seven [Brother Branham knocks seven  times
on pulpit--Ed.] just right down the row. Seven thunders uttered straight
together like they were spelling out something.   Notice, at that  time,
John started to write, and He said, "Don't write it."  Jesus never spoke
of it. John couldn't write it. Angels know nothing about it.

What  is it?   It's the thing that Jesus said even the Angels of  Heaven
didn't know nothing about it, see.  He didn't know it Himself. Said only
God  would  know  it, but He told us when we begin to  see  these  signs
coming  up... (Now, are you getting somewhere?  All right.)  Notice,  we
begin  to see these signs coming up, see.  If Satan could get a hold  of

If  you  want something to happen--now you'll have to take my  word  for
this--if  I'm  planning on doing something, I know better than  to  tell
anybody about it. Not that that person will tell it, but Satan will hear
it,  see?  He can't get it in my heart there, as long as  God's  got  it
closed  up  with the Holy Spirit, so it's between me and  God,  see.  He
don't know nothing about it until you speak it, then he hears it.

And I try... I tell people I will do a certain certain thing, and  watch
the  devil cut off every wheel he can to get there, see, to beat  me  to
it.  But if I can get the revelation from God and just don't say nothing
about it, then it's different.

Remember,  Satan  will try to impersonate!  He will try  to  impersonate
everything that the Church will do.  He's tried to do it.  We've noticed
it through the antichrist; but this is one thing he cannot  impersonate.
There'll be no mimics to this, see, because he don't know it! There's no
way for him to know it. It's the Third Pull. He just knows nothing about
it, see. He doesn't understand it...

[On  April  10, 1966, a decision was made by the boards of  the  Branham
Tabernacle to release the remaining portion of this Message. The portion
that was released originally can be found on pages 574-579--Ed.] ... but
there's a secret lays beneath that. Glory to God in the highest! I could
never think the same the rest of my life, when I seen...

Now,  I don't know what... I know the next step there, but I don't  know
what--how to interpret that.  It won't be long. I've got wrote down here
when it happened, if you can see here, "STOP!!   Go no further than this
right here."

I'm not prone to be a fanatic--just telling the Truth. But you remember,
the  little shoe that I always tried to explain, how that the soul  laid
next  to so-and-so and the inner-conscience and all that kind of  stuff,
which  it  only made a big bunch of impersonations start after  it.  How
you'd have to take up the hand, and hold the people and have  vibration,
everybody had a vibration in their hand.   But you remember when He took
me  up  there and said, "This is that Third Pull, and no one  will  know
it!"  Do you remember that?  Visions never fail!  They're perfectly  the

Now notice, remember the vision of the constellation?  Charlie, here you
are.   Something going on, I told you, this week that you...  It's  been
all around you, but I wonder if you noticed it.  Remember the constella-
tion of the vision of the Angels when I left here to go to Arizona?   Do
you remember, "What Time is It, Sirs?" Do you remember that?

Notice,  there  was only one great burst of thunder,  and  seven  Angels
appeared.  Is that right?--one burst of thunder, seven Angels  appeared.
"And I saw the Lamb when He had opened the First Seal, and I heard as it
was  a  voice of a thunder, and one of the four beasts said,  `Come  and
see.'"  Notice,  one thunder--seven Messages that's been sealed  up  and
cannot be revealed until the last day, at this age. See what I mean?

Now, have you noticed the mysterious part of this week?   That's what it
is.  That's what it's been.  It's been, not a human being, a man; it has
been the Angels of the Lord.  Notice, there's witnesses of three sitting
in  here, that a week ago (a little over a week ago) I was up  way  back
into  the mountains, nearly to Mexico, with two brethren that's  sitting
here,  picking cocklebur... or sand burrs off of my trouser leg,  and  a
blast  went off that almost, looked like, shook the mountains down.  Now
that's right.   I never told my brethren, but they noticed a difference.
And He said to me, "Now, be ready. Go east."

Here's the interpretation of that vision.  See?   Now, to let you  know,
Brother Sothmann has not got the game that he went after.  We was trying
to  get it for him.   And He said, "Now tonight, for a sign to  you,  he
isn't going to do it.  You must consecrate yourself at this time for the
visitation of these Angels." And I felt beside myself, you remember. And
I was in the west; the Angels was coming east.   And as they come by,  I
was picked up with them. Do you remember that?--coming east.

And Brother Fred in here tonight is a witness, and Brother Norman. As we
went down, I almost persuaded that man to stay and get his game. Is that
right,   Brother  Sothmann?  Yes,  there  he  stands  right   there.   I
persuaded... but yet, He said, "He won't do it." I never said nothing  -
went on.   Something sitting by the side of the tent the day that... you
remember,  Brother  Sothmann...?...  as soon as some  things  was  being
told--I  put  you and Brother Norman...  Where's  Brother  Norman?--back
there... put them under oath that they wouldn't mention what was  taking
place.  Is that right?  Did I turn around and walk away from that  tent,
like that?  Is that right?  Because this is what it was--exactly what it
was--and  knowing that I couldn't say it 'til it happened to see if  the
people would understand it.

And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel?
He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. Do you remember that?
They  were in a constellation--three on a side and one on top.  And  the
one  right next to me here, counting from the left to the  right,  would
have been the seventh Angel.  He was brighter, meant more to me than the
rest of them.   You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and
was flying eastward.  Do you remember like that?  And I said, "It picked
me up, lifted me up!" Do you remember that?

Here it is!  The one with the Seventh Seal--the thing that I've wondered
all my life.  Amen!  Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but,
oh,  you  don't know what this has meant!   For one time  in  life...  I
prayed,  I  cried out to God.   After that Phoenix meeting, any  of  the
people there with me know; I laid in the mountains. One morning I got up
and went up in Sabino Canyon--it's a great rugged high mountain. And I'd
went  up  in  there, and there was a little foot trail  after  you  lead
off--go on up into Lemmon Mountain which is a thirty mile walk, and here
about thirty foot of snow up there.

So,  up  in the mountain real early before day, going  up  through  this
little  foot trail, rolling rocks along, I felt led to turn this  a-way.
And  I turned and went up into some great jagged rocks--oh my,  hundreds
of feet high.   And I knelt down between those rocks.   I laid down this
Bible and laid down this book--this little tablet.   I said, "Lord  God,
what  does  this vision mean?"   I'm... I said, "Lord, does it  mean  my
dying?"  (You  remember  I told you I thought it might  mean  my  death,
because something exploded 'til it just shook me to pieces. You remember
it.  How many knows... have heard it?   Why, sure, all of you.)   And  I
thought it could mean my death. And then in the room, I said, "Was--what
was it, Lord.  What does it mean?  Does it mean I'm going to die?  If it
is,  all right; I won't tell my family.   Just let me go on, see, if  my
work is finished."   And I said... Now, what was it?  But He sent a wit-
ness  back--you  remember me telling you--but it wasn't that, it  was  a
furtherment of my work.

Oh!  Do you get it, see?--and sitting up in Sabino Canyon.  The Heavenly
Father  knows  this--just as true as you see that come  to  pass,  those
Angels  come right down and a-vindicated every Message to be  the  same.
Then you know whether it comes from God or not. It was foretold you by a
vision.  I couldn't tell you until the service was over, because  I  was
forbidden to.

In Sabino Canyon, sitting up there that morning, I had my hands up,  and
my--the wind had blowed my old black hat down. I was standing there with
my hands up, praying.  I said, "Lord God, what does this mean?   I can't
understand it, Lord. What am I to do? If it's my going Home time, let me
go up here where they'll never find me. I don't want nobody to be mourn-
ing  around if I'm going.   I want just the family to think that I  just
took  a walk, and they won't find me.   Hide me away somewhere!  If  I'm
going to go away, why, just let me go.   Maybe Joseph will find my Bible
laying here someday, and let him use It. See?  If I'm going away, let me
go, Lord."

And I had my hands out, and all at once something hit my hand.   I don't
know. I can't say.  Did I go to sleep?--I don't know.   Did I go into  a
trance?--I don't know.   Was it a vision?--I can't tell you.   The  only
thing  I can say is when I... Just the same thing like them Angels  was.
And it struck my hand, and I looked and it was a sword, and it had pearl
handles--real  pretty; and had a guard over it with gold, and the  blade
looked  like,  something like a chrome, like silver, only  it  was  real
shiny.  And it was so feather-edged sharp, oh my!  And I thought, "Isn't
that the prettiest thing?"--just fit my hand.   I thought, "That's awful
pretty."  But I said, "Hey, I'm always afraid of them things"--a  sword.
And I thought, "What will I do with that?"

And  just then a Voice shook down through there that rocked  the  rocks!
Said,  "It's  the Sword of the King!" and then I come out  of  it.  (the
Sword of the King)

Now,  if  it said, "a Sword of a King," but it said, "the Sword  of  the
King,"  and there's only one "the King," and that's God! and He has  one
Sword--that's His Word--what I live by!  So help me, God... bring on His
holy vesture with this Holy Word laying here. It's the Word. Amen!

Oh, what a day we're living in--what a great thing.  See the mystery and
secret?  The Third... Standing there, when this left me, something  just
come to me and said, "Don't fear."  Now, I didn't hear no voice--like on
the  inside of me spoke.  I just tell you the truth, just  exactly  what
happened. Something hit and said, "Don't fear. This is that Third Pull."

Third Pull--you remember it?  He said, "You've had so many impersonators
on this, what you tried to explain." But said, "Don't even try this." Do
you remember it? How many remembers that vision?  Why, it's all over the
tape and everywhere. That's been about six years ago... seven years ago.
Been seven years ago. Said, "Don't try to explain that."  Said, "This is
the Third Pull, but I will meet you in there."  Is that right?  He said,
"Don't try..."

I  was standing with a little baby's shoe when He told me,  said,  "Now,
make  your  First  Pull; and when you do, the fish will  run  after  the
lure."   Said, "Then watch your Second Pull" said, "because  there  will
only be small fish." He said, "Then the Third Pull will get it."

And  all them ministers got around me, said, "Brother Branham,  we  know
you  can do it.  Hallelujah, Brother Branham."  (That's where  I  always
get  tied up--with a bunch of preachers, see.  I love people,  and  they
want you to explain everything--this, that.)

And I said, "Well,...?..." I said, "I don't know." I said, "I've  under-
stand  fishing."  I said, "Now, the first thing you do--here's  the  way
it's  done.   You see all the fish around; you got to  jerk  the  lure."
(Well,  that's exactly the tactics of fishing.)   So I said,  "Jerk  the
lure."  Now, you see when I jerked the lure the first time, now the fish
takes out after it but they were little ones. That's just like they were
catching.   So then I said, "Then you're set..." and I jerked it out  on
the  bank and I had a fish, but it looked like a skin over the lure,  it
just... he was so little.   And then I was standing there and  something
said, "I told you not to do that!" and I started crying.

All the line was tangled around me like this, and I had... was  standing
there crying with my head down like that. I said, "God, oh, I... forgive
me. I'm a stupid person. Lord, don't... forgive me." And I had this line
and  that, what I had in my hand, was a little baby's shoe,  about  that
long.   And  I  had...  that  string was  about  as  big  around  as  my
finger--about a half inch, like.   And the eyelet in this shoe was  just
about the size of a... littler than one-sixteenth, probably, of an  inch
of the eyelet.   And I was trying to lace this little shoe up with  this
great big inch cord.  And a voice come, said, "You can't teach Pentecos-
tal babies supernatural things." Said, "Now, let them alone!"

And just then He picked me up.  And He took me up and sat me way up high
to  where a meeting was going on--looked like a tent or a  cathedral  of
some sort.   And I looked and there was a little box-like--little  place
over on the side.   And I seen that Light was talking to somebody  above
me--that Light that you see there on the picture.   It whirled away from
me,  like that, and went over to that tent, and said, "I will  meet  you
there." And said, "This will be the Third Pull, and you won't tell it to

And  in Sabino Canyon, He said, "This is the Third Pull."   And  there's
three  great  things  that goes with it, and one  unfolded  today...  or
yesterday,  the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing  that  I
cannot interpret because it's in an unknown language.   As I stand right
there and looked right straight at it, and this is the Third Pull coming
up.  And the Holy Spirit of God... Oh my!   That's the reason all Heaven
was silent!

Now, I'd better stop right here, see.  I just feel checked not to say no
more about it.  See?  So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason  it
was not opened, see, the reason He did not reveal it, no one should know
about  it.  And I want you to know before I even knowed any  word  about
that,  that vision come years ago.  You remember that?   And here it  is
just  as  this other has--slides right straight into  the  Word  exactly
where it was.   And God knows my heart, I never one time thought of such
a thing as that, and here it was.  It's later than we think. Oh my! Just
shows  it's  from God, for see, it fits exactly in the promises  of  God
from the end of the Message.

You notice.  Notice now, for the end of time Message, (this Seal)  after
all...  He's revealed all the six Seals, but it don't say nothing  about
the Seventh.   And the end-time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely
a  total  secret according to the Bible.   Before  knowing  that...  And
remember,  Revelation  10:1-7, (1-7, chapter 10:1-7) at the end  of  the
Seventh Angel's Message, ALL the mysteries of God would be known.  We're
at the end-time--the opening of the Seventh Seal.

Now, how did I know the other day--last Sunday, a week ago today, when I
was  preaching  on "Be humble, be humble--remember God deals  in  little
things."   I didn't realize what it really was talking about, and now  I
see it.  It is in such a humble way. You would think that something like
that  would be revealed to the Vatican, or, but it comes just like  John
the Baptist. It comes like the birth of our Lord--in a stable!  Glory to
God! So help me, the hour is at hand! We're here. Oh my!

Now do you see it?--the Truth of God's vision, the seven Angel, bringing
me  from the west.   They were coming from the west, coming  back  east,
bringing here for this Message tonight. Oh my!

Now,  the Voice of that great Thunder and the mission that  was  brought
here  has been revealed that it--and proven that it was of  God.    Just
think now, I knew not these Seals, and they've been revealed this  week.
Did  anybody think of that?--Of those seven Angel, being this being  the
Message  that  was coming forth--them Angels bringing me back  here  for

Remember,  the Seventh Messenger was... the seven messengers was...  The
noted one to me--the seventh Angel--it seemed more to me than any.   Now
see, they were standing like this, (now, we just want you to notice) and
I was standing here, and I was watching those other... see, one... first
bunch  of little birds, feathers all beat down.   Do you remember  them?
and they all flew eastward.  And the second bunch were brighter,  bigger
birds--looked like doves, pointed wings--they flew eastward: First Pull,
Second Pull. Then the next was Angels!

And  as--I was standing right there, and this explosion left, and I  was
looking this way, towards the west, and they come and just picked me  up
in there, and I went plumb out of my knowing. And the one of them coming
(was  the  one that looked so strange to me) was the one on my,  be  to,
left where I entered the constellation at, but counting from the left to
the right, it would have been the seventh Angel, see, coming across.

Now, remember the seven messengers. Do you remember the pyramid of white
rock of Junior Jackson's dream that I interpreted to you?   Notice,  the
night that I left... and I--there were six dreams came, and everyone  of
them  directly to the same thing.   Then the vision started and sent  me
west.   Is Junior,... he was watching... now notice. Look  how  perfect.
Now, I'm hoping and trusting that you people realize that I'm trying  to
put this grace on Jesus Christ, Who is the Author of all of It; and  the
only reason you never heard me talk like this before in your life... but
this hour is approaching.

Notice  now,  to make it sure to you, so it could be  driven  down,  I'm
fixing to leave you again.  I don't know where I go.   I must preach the
Gospel other places.   But now that you might say, "I've heard all  that
kind of fanaticism."  I don't know what; I can't judge any other man.  I
only have to answer to God for what I... for myself.  But has there ever
been one time I ever told you anything in the Name of the Lord it wasn't
right in all these years?   Nobody else can say so because I always told
it just the way He told it.

Now, let me just show you that this is exactly true and confirm it.  Now
remember,  "If there be a spiritual... or a prophet, I, the  Lord,  will
speak  to him in visions and make known to him by  dreams"--interpreting
dreams.   Is that... Joseph, he could interpret dreams and speak and see
visions. Is that true?

Now notice this--that now, when this taken place, Junior was standing in
a field that had a big pyramid to it like that, and there was  something
wrote  on  the rocks, and I was revealing that to the  people.  Is  that
right, Junior?--about a year before it happened.

And notice the next thing now. I took some kind of a bar and cut it off,
and on the inside was white rock that had nothing wrote on it.   And  at
that time I started to the West.  And I told them all; I said, "Don't go
out West.  Stay here and look on this 'til I return."  Went West for the
blast--returned back to the East with the Holy Spirit interpreting  this
unwritten Word.   Now, if that isn't perfectly with God Almighty, I want
you to know what is.  What am I trying to say this for, friends?   Is to
show you we're at the end-time.

Now,  if them others is perfectly on the dot with the Word, so  is  this
perfectly  on the dot with the Word!   We are here.   We're at the  end,
friend.  Soon it shall be time run out.  Millions will lose their lives.
Millions will be--that now believe that they are saved--will be  counted
fodder for the atomic age.

We  are living at the last hour.   By the grace of Almighty God, by  His
help,  to His people that they might look forward to the soon  appearing
of Christ... "How long, Brother Branham?"   Maybe twenty years, maybe in
fifty years, maybe in a hundred years--I don't know.   And maybe in  the
morning, maybe yet tonight--I don't know.  And anybody that says they do
know, they're wrong. They don't know. God only knows.

Now, notice.   So help me, by God I tell the Truth, that these are spir-
itually discerned to me--discerned by the Holy Spirit.  And by every one
of  them, has identified his place in the Bible.   Now, what this  great
secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know.  I don't know  it.
I couldn't make it out.   I couldn't tell it, just what it said.   But I
know  that  it was them seven thunders uttering themselves  right  close
together,  just  banging  seven different times, and  it  unfolded  into
something else that I seen.

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew  across
there, and I couldn't make it out.  That's exactly right. See?  The hour
isn't  quite  yet  for it, but it's moving into that  cycle,  see.  It's
coming up close.  So the thing for you to do is remember that I speak to
you  in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don't know what  time
something can happen.

Now,  when  that gets on tape, which it is, that'll  probably  send  ten
thousand  of my friends away from me, because they're going to say  that
Brother Branham is trying to put himself and make himself a servant or a
prophet or something before God.   Let me tell you, my brethren, that is
an error! I'm only telling you what I seen and what has been told to me,
and you do whatever you want to.  I don't know who's going to... what is
going to take place.  I do not know.  I just know that those seven thun-
ders  holds  that mystery, that Heavens was quieted.  (Everybody  under-

It  may  be time.  It may be the hour now, that this great  person  that
we're expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene.   Maybe this
ministry  that I have tried to take people back to the Word has  laid  a
foundation; and if it has, I will be leaving you for good.   There won't
be two of us here at the same time, see.   If it is, he will increase, I
will decrease.  I don't know.  But I have been privileged by God to look
and see what it was--see, unfold to that much. Now that is the Truth.

And  I'm sure that you've noticed the things that's been happening  this
week.   I'm sure you noticed that little Collins' boy laying there dying
the other night that little leukemia girl. The Kingdom of God is coming.
And it's becoming more from the negative to the positive as it has been.
Now, that oughtn't to choke people. From justification to sanctification
to the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and then here--here.  See?   We're just
drawing closer to God all the time.

Can't you see, Methodist ministers, how that your message of sanctifica-
tion was above that which Luther preached?   You Pentecostals, can't you
see  your  message  of  the Baptism  is  beyond  that  which  Methodists
preached? You know what I mean?  Oh, we've had a lot of things go forth,
and that's right.  And if there's anybody that despises wrong and people
saying  something that's actually lies and not the Truth, I  hate  that;
but I do love the solid Truth. No matter how much it interrupts this way
or that way, if it's Truth, God will finally show that it's Truth.   And
if  He  doesn't do that, one of these days soon, then my  vision  wasn't
right. Now you see where that's putting myself.

"When will it be, Brother Branham?"  I cannot tell you.   I do not know.
But one of these days, if we never meet again on this earth, we're going
to meet yonder at the judgment seat of Christ.  And you'll find out that
in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest  of
them  has), that them... one of the mystery of that Seal, the reason  it
wasn't  revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their  voices,  and
there it is perfectly because nothing knows anything about it; it wasn't
even written. So we're at the end-time--we're here.

I  thank  God for His Word; I thank Him for Jesus Christ.   For  without
sending Him for the propitiation of our sins, we're all be in a big muck
of sin with no hope. But by His grace, His Blood cleanses all sin.  Just
like  the  drop of ink in a bucket of Clorox, you'd never find  the  ink
again.  When  our  sins are confessed, it's put in the  Blood  of  Jesus
Christ; they'll never be known again.   God forgets them; they never was
even done.   And as long as that sacrifice is laying there in an  atone-
ment for us, then that's all... that's it, see.    We're not sinners  no
more; we're Christians by the grace of God.

And remember, in our own-selves we'd probably be just as bad as we  ever
was,  but see, the grace of God has appeared to us, and that's what  has
made us what we are today--Christian brothers and sisters.

This  has been a tremendous week for me.   I'm tired; my mind is  tired,
because  I have--was the best that I could do.   And  something  strange
going  on every day; I would be amazed to walk in the room and be  there
for a few minutes and see something just turn me completely around.  And
here, I'd go in there and pick up the notes.   I'd pick up books of  Dr.
Smith, Uriah Smith, and all the writers in there, and read down in their
books.    I'd say, "Now, here's the Sixth Seal; here's the Fourth  Seal.
Now, what does this man say?"

He'd say, "Well, it was this, that or the other." I'd look over here and
get another man.  He'd say that it was such-and-such. And it looked like
I just... It just didn't work right.

And then I thought, "Well, what is it, Lord?"   I walked up and down the
floor awhile.   I'd kneel down and pray, go back and pick up the  Bible,
sit down, and read--walk back and forth. And then all of a sudden when I
got quiet, there it just unfolded like that.   Then I'd grab a pen right
quick,  and  go to writing it down like that, whatever I was  seeing  or
doing--watching it like that 'til I got it wrote down. Then I'd take the
rest of the day to go down and trace this out and see if it tied all the
way down through the Scriptures. Then it--"prove all things." See.

And  I  got  this  here, and I think, "Now,  there's  many  people  have
visions.   There's many been in revelations."   If it's contrary to  the
Word, leave it alone. That's right; leave it alone.

Now, then I'd run this... ease it down like this.   Run it down  like...
I'd jot down little things here.   I thought, "Well, now the class  will
be glad to hear this because it ties here and ties here. Now, let's see,
what  does this say here?   Yes, it's... yeah, here it is  right  here";
(see?)  and  bring  it back through the Bible and tied  the  thing  down
through the week.  There it is on tapes.  You're welcome to them.  And I
have  did  it to the best of my knowledge under Christian  fellowship  -
grace of God to all man by Jesus Christ.  I've done the very best that I
know how this week.

You've been one of the finest classes.   There's been nobody could  have
sat any nicer.   You all have come in here at one o'clock in the day, up
'til five o'clock or whenever they opened the church and brought  the...
let the people come in.   You've stood in the cold; you've stood in  the
snow;  you've  done everything--stood around the walls  'til  your  legs
ached. I'd see the man sit down and let the women sit and different ones
that are standing like that, sitting around.

And I thought, "Lord...?... been a mysterious week?  The whole thing has
been kind of strange--how would people come.   See them standing  around
the outside, in the windows, in the doors, back around the back,  every-
where--listening. And as far as a speaker, I'm far from a speaker. I got
that much intelligence to know that I'm not--that I'm not a speaker; but
why  would people sit and listen like that?  Why would they do it?  They
don't come to hear a person like me, but they're coming because  there's
something in it drawing a people.  See.  There's something in it  that's
drawing  them.  As my wife stood here at the platform and sing,  when  I

                      "They come from the east and west,
                      They come from the land afar;
                      To feast with the King, to dine as His guests,
                      How blessed these pilgrims are!
                      Beholding His hallowed face,
                      Aglow with light divine;
                      Blessed partakers of His grace
                      As gems in His crown to shine."

May  you  always bear that in mind: to be a gem in the  Crown  of  Jesus
Christ.   Paul  said  to the church, "You are the jewels,  gems  of  His
Crown."  We want to be the gems of the Crown of Jesus Christ.   We don't
want  never put a man in it.   You forget anything about me.  I am  your
brother,  a sinner saved by grace, not fit to live; that's  exactly  the
truth,  and  I ain't saying that to be humble; that's  facts.  There  is
nothing in me, not one sound thing at all. But the grace of God has  let
my  poor  dimming  eyes look beyond the Curtain of Time  and  see  those
things yonder, and I come back...

When  I was a little boy... I love people, I always wanted  somebody  to
love  me and talk to me; nobody would do it because of the name  of  the
family.  Nobody would talk to me.   But when I made my surrender to God,
then our people--background being Irish, I thought maybe, (they was  all
Catholic)... maybe that would be it.  I went there, and he was some way,
and  I went down to the First Baptist Church, and he was another way.  I
said,  "Lord,  there's got to be some way that's true."   And  something
said, "It's the Word."

I've held that Word.   Look at every vision everywhere.   The day I laid
that cornerstone yonder, and I put that in there; I wrote on there  what
He  showed  me that morning in a vision: "Be instant in season,  out  of
season, rebuke with all long-suffering doctrine, for the time will  come
when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lust shall
heap for themselves together teachers having itching ears and be  turned
away from the Truth into fables."   And I've seen those two trees that I
stood by do that very same thing.  That's right.  And there we are.  And
that is true.

And  now,  you won't... remember, let me exhort you again.   Don't  say,
"Thank  you," to anybody at all. Don't say... thinking some minister  or
something,  some  mortal man, there's anything good about  him,  because
there's not; I don't care who he is.   There's nothing good to any  man.
That's right. If there was a whole bunch of trumpets laying here and one
of  them had to sound out a certain music--it's the man;  them  trumpets
are perfectly mute. It's the fellow that can sound the trumpet and knows
what he's going to do, that picks up the trumpet.  The trumpet has noth-
ing  to  do with it.   The sound comes from the intelligence  behind  it
(that's right), so all trumpets are the same; all man are the same;  all
Christians are the same.

There's  no great man among us. We're not great man, not great  women  -
we're all brothers and sisters, all the same in the same bracket.  We're
no great.  One don't make one greater than the other one--not a thing at
all  to  do.  No, sir!  But we're just all human beings.  Don't  try  to
interpret  the things.   Don't try to do anything more than just live  a
close  life, giving praise and honor to Jesus Christ.  Everybody  under-
stand that now? Love Him with all your heart. Do you do it?

                      "I love Him, (And I will) I love Him
                      Because He first loved me,
                      And purchased my salvation
                      On Calvary's tree."

Does everybody thoroughly understand?  Does everybody believe?  Remember
when I first started: "Who has believed our report?  to whom is the  arm
of the Lord revealed?"   Has He revealed to you His mercy, His goodness?

Just remember, love Him with all your heart.   I'm going back home  now,
and  I  will be back here again, the Lord willing, around the  first  of
June. Maybe if the Lord puts it upon my heart, maybe sometime this early
summer,  like in June or somewhere, maybe early fall, if the  Lord  tar-
ries,  I  would like to come back and set another seven nights  for  the
"Seven Last Trumpets."   Would you like that? Will you pray for me  that
God will help me?  All right. Until I meet you again, remember this good
old song:

                      "I love Him, I love Him
                      Because He first loved me,
                      And purchased my salvation
                      On Calvary's tree."

Now, I want you to bow your heads.  I want to pray for you.   Before the
pastor dismisses, I want to pray for you.

Our  Heavenly Father, may the people, Lord, understand, which  I'm  sure
that there's some that doesn't.   But, Father, may they know the  objec-
tive, and may they understand, Father, that it's Your grace to them that
these  things  are revealed.   And I want to thank You,  Lord,  for  the
knowledge  of knowing these things that Thou has revealed to us.  And  I
pray for everyone that's here, everyone that's attended the meeting.

If there be some who does not believe, may, Lord, they become believers.
I  pray for all that will hear the Messages by tape.   And if it  falls,
which it will no doubt, in the homes and places of many unbelievers that
will differ... but Father, I pray for each one that before they say  any
blasphemous  words,  that  they might, first, sit down  and  search  the
Scriptures  by what has been said, and then say to You that  they  truly
are sincere and want to know whether this is Truth, or not.   And I pray
for them, Father.

And I pray for these who's stood along these walls, who has stood on the
outside, who sat in their cars, for little children, and for all  that's
been  in--just all of them, Lord, I pray for them.   And I pray that  my
prayers will be answered, that You'll bless them.

First, Lord, give everyone Eternal Life. I pray that there'll not be one
of them lost--not one.   And now, Father, we don't know when this  great
event  will  be, but when we see these signs  appearing  and  scriptural
happenings, it warns our heart above measure.   And I pray, Father  God,
that You'll help us.

I  pray  that You'll help our dear pastor, Brother  Neville.  Make  him,
Lord,  full  of grace and full of power and with understanding  that  he
might take this stored food and feed the lambs of God. Lord, I pray that
You  will  keep sickness away from us.   May it come to pass  that  when
people become sick that they'll remember the present and  all-sufficient
Blood of the Lord Jesus lays on the altar to make an atonement.   And  I
pray that they'll be healed immediately.    And I pray that You'll  keep
the  power of Satan away from them to discourage them or to try to  make
them make cults or... just keep all the powers of the enemy away,  Lord.
Sanctify us to Thy Word. Grant it, Lord.

And then, Lord, I pray that You'll help me.  I'm beginning to fade away,
Lord. I know my days can't be too many more, and I pray that You'll help
me. Let me be true, Lord, and honest and sincere that I might be able to
bear  the Message as far as it's ordained for me to bear.   And when  it
comes to the time that I must lay down, when I get down to the river and
the waves begin to come in, oh God, may I be able to hand this old Sword
over to somebody else that'll be honest with It, Lord, and will pack the
Truth.  Grant it, Lord. Until then, help me to be strong and healthy and
courageous.  Help my church.  Bless us together, Lord. We are Yours.  We
feel now that Your Spirit is among us.   We believe that You will answer
our  prayers, for we commit ourselves to You with Thy Word  for  service
for  the  rest of our days upon this earth, in the Name  of  God's  Son,
Jesus Christ, our beloved Saviour, for His glory. Amen.

                      "I... (God bless you) love Him,
                      I love Him (with all my heart)
                      Because He first loved me,
                      And purchased my salvation
                      On Calvary's tree."

[Comments  made by Brother Branham on Monday morning, March 25, 1963  in
Fred Sothmann's motel room--Ed.]

because if he did, then he would impersonate that.  That's his tricks in
doing things.  So, therefore, God has made it so hid to the whole world,
even  to Heaven, that there is no way of understanding it, only  as  God
will reveal it Himself.

Now,  I  want you to notice tonight that in the Sixth Seal there  was  a
threefold purpose of the Sixth Seal.   There was a threefold purpose  of
the horse riders.  There's been a threefold purpose in all these things.
That  brings  us back to a three and a seven  again,  see--seven  Seals,
seven vials, and so forth.

Now, in threes and sevens is God's number in His mathematics of  reveal-
ing His Word.   Now, you notice, like in the riders--now there was three
horses went out. One of them was a white one, one was a red one, one was
a black one.   And then in the fourth horse, why, all of them was  mixed
together. See, a threefold purpose.

Now, God did the same thing. God did the same when He sent out His Lion,
which was His Word, to combat the antichrist.  Then we find out that  He
sent out the ox during the time of the tribulation period (the  sacrifi-
cal animal); and in this tribulation period, that's all the people could
do was just work, slave, and offer themselves for a sacrifice.

Then we find out in the next age, which was the reformer's age, God sent
out the wisdom of a man--a man-like head on the beast, which was a power
that went forth in the reformers.

Now, did you notice, every... No wonder that the people of these days...
still  living the hangover like it was from the reformer's age,  because
they  just see it in the ecclesiastical way of looking at it,  and  they
see  it in the way that their seminaries has taught it--that  was  God's
way at one time, but we've lived a-past that.

Now we're into the age of the Eagle--the revelation to be  revealed--the
whole thing.   Now, compare this with Revelation the 10th chapter, verse
1 to 7, and we will see here in this Revelation... the Revelation  here,
10: 1-7, that in the days of the sounding of the Seventh Angel's Message
was to finish up all the mysteries of God.

Now,  we find out also in this that the Sixth Seal now being opened,  it
was for a threefold purpose. Now, here was the purposes: The first thing
was  that the sleeping virgins had to go through the tribulation  period
for  purification.   She had to be purged of her sins  of  unbelief  and
rejecting the Message.  This she was done in the tribulation period.  We
see  they  wind up over here in Revelation 7, between the  6th  and  7th
chapter here, that she had been purged, and she'd been given her robes.

Now  she's  not  the Bride, but it's the church--the  pure  people  that
didn't  have the opportunity, maybe, to receive the Message, or in  some
way that they were blinded by these false prophets, and they didn't  get
a  chance, and yet they're really sincere in heart, and God knows  their
heart, and here they're purged during this time.

You  notice  another purging time--that's for Israel when  she  gathers.
That's the second-fold. God purges Israel in the tribulation period. Out
of  the millions that'll gather there, there'll be a  selected  144,000,
and they will be purged also. God's purging Israel.

Notice, there is a whole earth... is to be purged.  There will be such a
thing that the moon, stars, and all nature will be purged.  You see what
it is?   The earth is renewing herself, being purged, getting ready  for
the Millennium.   The Millennium's coming up. And see, everything that's
got any filth in it is to be purged during the Sixth Seal.

Now,  do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in  a
threefold mystery. This one I have... will speak and have spoke, that it
is the mystery of the seven thunders.  The seven thunders in Heaven will
unfold  this mystery.   It'll be right at the coming of Christ,  because
Christ said no one knew when He would return.

Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that?   You know when we compared
the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh  Seal
was left out; because, you see, Christ said only God, Himself, knew--not
even  the  Angels.  No wonder, it wasn't even  written.  You  see,  they
hushed--nothing  taken  place then. Angels don't know it;  nobody  knows
when He's coming. But there'll be a... There'll be seven voices of these
thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

So,  I believe, to us who... if We don't know it, and it won't be  known
'til  that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the  hour  that
it's  supposed to be revealed in.   So, the thing for us to do is to  be
reverent  before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how  to  do,
and live good Christian lives.

Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see  it,
and  we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public  until
that hour arrives.

Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be  thundered,
because  it must come, see, for they... we find that Christ,  the  Lamb,
took the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see,
it's a hidden mystery.  No one knows it. But it... right along with what
He  said: no one would know His coming; they also would not  know  about
this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it's connected together.

That  much we have an understanding of it today, because the rest of  it
is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded.   But sitting in my room, and
I  heard this... not heard it, rather, but seen it unfold to this  seven
thunders. Now, that's as far as we can go, right there.  And now I trust
that  each  and every one of you will serve God, and do  that  which  is
right, and love Him all your life and serve Him, and God will take  care
of the rest.

Now,  we have in the completion here now, by the grace of God,  all  the
mysteries of the six Seals that's been sealed up, and we understand  and
know here that the Seventh Seal is not to be known to the public.

Now, His coming, and the hour of His coming, when the destruction of the
earth...  You know, he said there, "What will be the sign of the  coming
of the end of the world?" In Matthew 24, there where they asked Him that
question, He went down to that. He told about Israel being gathered as a
nation in the 31st verse of Matthew 24:31.   But then He started off  on
parables, see?   Then, you see there--"Learn a parable of the fig  tree.
When  you see it putting forth its buds, why, you know spring is  nigh."
And  then,  "When  you see this coming to pass, then know  the  time  is

You see Israel gathering in its own homeland. But you notice, He omitted
the  revelation of this Seventh Seal.   And here when the Seventh  Seal,
when He opened it, He also omitted it again, see.   So we see that it is
a  complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for this mystery  to
be  known,  therefore, we're this far and the rest of it will  be  known
right  around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again  for  His
Bride, or whatever takes place at that time.

Now, until that time, let's just all pray and live good straight  Chris-
tian lives, looking forward for His coming.

And  now, if this tape would happen to fall into the hands of some  per-
sons  somewhere, don't try to make any kind of an "ism" out of  it.  The
only  thing  you do, you just continue serving God, because  this  great
secret  is so great that God wouldn't even let John write it.  It  thun-
dered  out,  but  He... knowing that... promising us that  it  would  be
opened, but to this time, it isn't opened.

And  now,  we are grateful to God for what He has showed us.  I've  been
sitting in the room up there for eight days, and the Message that I have
just  got through explaining to you, many of you here  will  understand,
and  I  promise that there was something going on,  spiritual,  all  the
time,  that I was sure you were missing it, and here's what it is:  It's
the  absolute  a-vindication of this interpretation  of  the  Scriptures
being sent of God, because before we even went into it, and I left to go
West, the Lord showed me a vision one day about ten o'clock one morning,
and  I come and explained it here that I'd seen it, didn't know what  it
was--it  was a constellation of seven Angels.   We will  remember  that.
You'll  get it on the tape, called, "What Time is It, Sir?"   Well  now,
that is exactly what you're seeing now.

The  seven Angels... I was in the west.   You remember the little  bitty
messengers; they went east. The second messengers, the doves (little bit
larger bird), they went east.  And now, I looked... they was with me all
the time.  That was that First and Second Pull. Now, the Third came from
the west sweeping forward with great terrific speed, and they picked  me
up.   That was coming back east with the mystery of these  Seven  Seals,
just like it said in Junior Jackson's dream that the Lord let me  inter-
pret for him there. On the inside of that pyramid, there was white stone
that wasn't written on.   That's the reason I had to go West to  connect
with these Angel's message to come back here to reveal it to the church.
You  remember, I said, "The next things that happen will be here at  the
church." That's just exactly.

Another  thing  I want you to notice, what taken place,  And  if  you're
listening  to the tape of the "What Time is It, Sir?"  you  will  notice
that  one Angel was very notable to me.   The rest of them  just  seemed
ordinarily; but this Angel was a noted Angel.   He was to my left in the
constellation in a form of a pyramid.   And you remember, it was in  the
pyramid  where  the mysterious white rock was not written on.   And  the
Angels  took  me into that pyramid of themselves--the mysteries  of  God
known  only  to them.   And now, they were the messengers that  come  to
interpret  that  pyramid or that Message of the secret  of  these  Seven
Seals which lays with inside the pyramid.

Now,  the  Angel was to my left, would really be the  last,  or  seventh
Angel,  if we would count them from left to right, because he was on  my
left,  me looking to him towards the west, him coming towards  the  east
would  be on the left side, so that would be the last angel's Message  -
very  notable.  You remember how I said he had his... kind of  his  head
back, and his great sharp wings and how he flew right to me.   Now, that
is this Seventh Seal.   It still is a notable thing.   And we are...  We
don't know what it is as yet, because it's not permitted to be broken.

But now, each one of you in the meeting has noticed that what a  meeting
it's been.   Everybody just seemed to be right on the end of their seat.
Everybody  standing around here at one and two o'clock in the  afternoon
waiting  for  the doors to open to get up here  in  the  front--standing
around the walls, cramped limbs, and everything, What is it?   It's been
the  Holy Spirit sending down these messengers, and they have  been  re-
vealing  it to us.   And then notice how it's dovetailed with the  Word,

And  then to let you all know that this is Truth, He foretold  it  about
two months now, or more, before it ever happened--that when I went West,
not  knowing it, come back here with the interpretation as He has  given
it.    Now  remember, in the vision, He never told me one thing  in  the
vision when He took me up.   I was scared, afraid I was going to die--be
killed in a explosion. You see, they could not do it. The interpretation
come just as I had need of it--that was in the room.   And I gave it out
just as He give it.

Now,  you  see, friends, visions doesn't fail; they're  always  perfect;
they're just exactly true.

Now,  the vision plus the Word, plus the history, plus the church  ages;
and  all blend together.   So, I could truly say that to the best of  my
understanding  and according to the Word of God and the vision  and  the
revelation, the interpretation thereof is THUS SAITH THE LORD!

Now,  may the Lord bless you all, each one, real richly as we stand  now
and sing this good old song of the church. God bless you each one. Amen.

                       "I... (God bless you) love Him, I love Him
                       (with all my heart)
                       Because He first loved me,
                       And purchased my salvation
                       On Calvary's tree."                  seals010.htm