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What We DO Know About the Seventh Seal

William Branham

William Branham

William Branham Evangelistic Association

January 9, 2005 · 44 min read

The following is a compilation of Scriptures and quotes taken from sermons of William Branham that Pastor Steven L. Shelley put together concerning the seven Seals talked about in the book of Revelation. We hope you will be blessed as you use these notes for study.

“And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” Revelation 8:1

1. The Seventh Seal is in Three Parts.

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

No altar service, no nothing. There was silence, hush, 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?

And now, as certain as I stand in the platform tonight, I had the revelation that revealed. It’s in a threefold manner…

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

And just then He picked me up. And He took me up and set 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 in 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’ll meet you there.” And said, “This will be the third pull, and you won’t tell it to nobody.

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. But I was standing 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.


1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."


The Rapture

December 4, 1965

Three things happens. A voice… a shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout… Jesus does all three of them when He’s - He’s - He’s descending.

The Rapture

December 4, 1965

A ‘shout,’ what is a ‘shout’? It’s the Message going forth first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.

The Rapture

December 4, 1965

The “Shout” is to call the Elect out of satan’s worldly and religious systems of deception. He cried, “Come out of her and be separate.”

The second is a voice of the resurrection. The same voice that, a loud voice in St. John 11:38 and 44 that called Lazarus from the grave. Getting the Bride together, and then the resurrection of the dead (See?), to be caught up with it. Now, watch the three things take place.

The Rapture

December 4, 1965

The “Voice of the Archangel” is the Voice of our Beloved, he is now speaking to the Bride! We are there now in the Chuppah with Him, locked in a deep, spiritual embrace, as His Wife.

Now, the third thing is a trumpet, which always at the Feast of Trumpets is calling the people to the feast; and that’ll be the Bride’s supper, the Lamb’s supper with the Bride in the sky.


Revelation 19:6-9 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.


The Rapture

December 4, 1965

See, the first things comes forth is His Message calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride, the the one that’s died back in the other ages. They’re caught together, and the trumpet, the feast in the heavens in the sky.

The Feast of Trumpets

July 19, 2016 AM

Revelations 10… Listen close now. Bride called out by the Word, Christ Himself calling out the Bride, making plain Hebrews 13:8 (that He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever, does the same, is the same; “He that believeth on Me the works that I do shall he do also.” See?), Luke 22 or Luke 17:30, and also Malachi 4, He-brews 4, all these Scriptures that’s promised, this is to be between the Sixth and the Seventh Seal and the Sixth and the Seventh Trumpet.

The Breach Between the Seven Church Ages & the Seven Seals

March 17, 1963

Seals was broke. Why? In the last Church Age to reveal these truths. Why? The Lamb broke the Seals and revealed them to His church in order to collect His subjects for His Kingdom, His Bride. See? Oh, my. He wants to bring His subjects to Him now.

And when the Lamb slain walked forward from eternity out of the Father’s throne and took His rights, it was a judgment seat. Then He become not a Lamb, but a Lion, King. And He calls for His Queen to come stand by His side.

2. The Seventh Seal is Covering a Span of Time.

Brother Branham teaches in “The Rapture” message that these three things will be a process… This is contrary to denominational dogma.

The God of This Evil Age

August 1, 196

And, Lord, I feel my solely responsibility for telling the Truth, and not as Paul said, handle the Word of God with deceit, with de-nominational dogma mixed into It, as a tree of mixture of good and knowledge good and evil, but with a open heart and the Holy Spirit. Grant it.

Souls That are in Prison Now

November 10, 1963

The Lamb took His Book when the Seventh Seal, just ready for it to be opened the Sixth Seal. Remember, He hid the Seventh Seal from us. He wouldn’t do it. When the Angel stood day by day telling it, but then He wouldn’t do it on that one. Said, “There’s silence in heaven.” No one knew. It was the coming of the Lord.

3. The Seventh Seal is Comprised of Many Physical & Spiritual Events that Culminate into an End.

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

Everything runs out in this time, at the end of this Seventh Seal.


Included in these events are the Parousia coming, which is His Presence, the Apokalupsis coming, which is the revelation of the “Voice” that brings the Bride to her perfection, and the Epiphaneia coming which is His Glorious physical appearing.

4. The Seventh Seal is also about the “King’s Sword.”

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

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. 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 edge 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 ‘fraid 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. And so help me, God, standing over His holy desk here with this holy Word laying here, It’s the Word. Amen.

Trying to Do God a Service Without It Being God’s Will

November 27, 1965

And just then I thought, “Now, ever Who that is has talked to me all my life, since a little, bitty baby boy, is standing right here, and I can’t see Him at all.” I said, “The King’s Sword?” That would be… God is the King. “And what is this sword?” “The Word, It’s been placed in your hand.” Said, “Don’t fear of death; it’s your ministry.”


Bro. Branham is talking about the “Full Word.” Even though he had been preaching thirty years, He was now coming into a completed revelation. It was also a symbol of authority and anointing - so much more than doctrine, this is Jesus Christ the Word!


It Is the Rising of the Sun

April 18, 1965

He is the One Who opened those Seals; He is those Seals. For the whole Word of God is Christ, and Christ is the Seals that was open. What is the opening of those Seals then? Revealing Christ.


This is the “Word Coming” (Parousia).

5. The Seventh Seal is the Coming of the “Third Pull” of Brother Branham’s Ministry.

The Anointed Ones at the End Time

July 25, 1965

Notice the very day when this messenger, not when he starts on the, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. No more… There’s no more higher or-der to reveal the Word than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be a vindicated is by the Word. And remember the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that’s been sealed in the Word. Do you see it? It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place that Jannes and Jambres, the impersona-tors, will appear again, just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word to say it; they appear to impersonate it. Just exactly right. Now, you see what Matthew 24:24 is? See? Anointed ones.

An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages

Chapter 9: The Laodicean Church Age

Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations con-tained in the seven seals. It will be these Divinely revealed ‘mystery truths’ that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

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 we – we, it won’t be knowed till 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.

6. The Seventh Seal is the Tent Vision.

This is the last part of Brother Branham’s 1955 vision of the “Three Pulls.” Since Brother Branham connects the King’s Sword, the Third Pull, Revelation 10, the Tent Vision and the Seventh Seal, we understand that all of these things are various aspects and different angles of the very same thing!

Brother Branham described it as though he was standing above in the air looking down on the tent. He saw it was in three sections:

  1. The outer part (the tent itself)
  2. An inner part of stretched canvas
  3. Then inside of that, a little square wooden building or room

This reminds me of the Tabernacle in the wilderness:

  1. The Outer Court
  2. The Inner Court or the Holy Place
  3. The Holy of Holies or the Most Holy Place

This also speaks of the “Three Pulls” of Brother Branham’s ministry:

  1. Healing
  2. Prophesying
  3. Revealing of the Word

This also speaks of His “Three-fold Coming”:

  1. Shout
  2. Voice
  3. Last Trumpet

What is Vision

April 8, 1956

And a real kind gentleman walked out to the platform, said, “While Brother Branham’s a resting just a few moments,” he said, “we’ll call the prayer line.” And said, “Everyone with prayer cards be-ginning with a certain number, stand over on to the right.”

Well, I noticed the prayer line, seemed like it went all around the tent and out and down the street, such a prayer line.

And I looked over (which was then to my left, and there it would be to my right if I was standing on the platform, would be that way), there’s a piece of canvas stretched there, and in there be behind this canvas was a little square building about twelve foot across and twenty foot long, something like that. Well, I stood and looked at that.

What is Vision

April 8, 1956

And just then… Now, here’s something. Notice close. There’s a difference between the Angel of the Lord and that Light, because I heard something a moving, as it does when it comes here at the plat-form at night, kinda like a [Brother Branham makes a sound “whew” Ed.] and like a fire whipping around licking blaze. And It left me, and it went right down over the top of that audience and went and stood over the top of that little building, and then settled down on top of it.

And then when It did, this One that was standing by me, behind me, the same voice, the Angel’s voice, He said, “I’ll meet you in there, and this is the third pull, but nobody will know nothing about it.”

And I said, “Well, I don’t understand why in there. Why there?”

He said, “It will not be a public show this time.”

And I said, “I don’t understand going into that closet, like that.”

And He said, “Is not it written by our Lord, ‘when thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites who like to be heard before men, but enter into the secret closet and pray to the Father Who seeth in secret, and He Who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly?'” It’s perfectly to the Scripture; every time it is.

And I said, “I understand.”

Then He took me to this place and set me down in this room where I was at, and then He told me what to do for the third time.

Now, Christian friends, that’ll when I leave this world, that’ll still be in my bosom. When I… But you mark my words what’s going to take place when that…

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

Said, “Don’t try to explain that.” Said, “This is the third pull, but I’ll meet you in there.” That right? He said, “Don’t try…”

I was standing with a - a little baby’s shoe when He told me, there, “Make your first pull; and when you do, the fish will run after the lure.” Said, “Then watch your second pull” said, “because there’ll 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; they want you to explain everything, this, that.)

And I said, “Well, oh, all…?…” I said, “I - I don’t know.” I said, “I’ve understand fishing.” I - 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 I said, “Then you’ll you’ll 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 Pentecostal babies su-pernatural things.” Said, “Now, let them alone.”

Being Led of the Holy Spirit

February 19, 1956

Then He taken me from there, and I seen a great huge tent. I never seen such a - a tent. And it was packed and lined everywhere with people. And I walked out to the… Looked like I was standing above the people, looking down, where I’d just made an altar call; and hundreds and hundreds of people were weeping and rejoicing af-ter they had accepted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour.

And I looked, and then heard a man get up and say, “Call the prayer line.” And people begin to line up over on this side, the left from where I was looking down towards the platform, and they lined all the way up and down the street for a prayer line. I noticed to my left, which would’ve been to my right if I was on the platform, a little wooden building. And I seen that Light, that all they have the picture of, you know, that’s always in the meetings; I seen that Light leave me, and go to that building, and go in that building; and a Voice said to me, “I’ll meet you in there; that’ll be the third pull.”

I said, “Why?”

He said, “Well, it won’t be a public show like they had it.” And I came to.

“Why Are People So Tossed About?,” January 1, 1956, Bro. William M. Bran-ham.

And watch, He’s always Scriptural. He said, “Did not our Lord say, ‘When thou prayest be not like the hypocrites that like to make a show.’ Said, ‘Enter into the secret closet, and when you’ve done so, close the door. Then pray to your Father what seeth in secret and He that seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.'”

And He said, “You remember that name that you were hunting that time that you dreamed about?”

And I said, “Yes.”

He said, “I’ll meet you in there and this time it won’t be a public show.” And the vision left me.

7. The Seventh Seal is the Coming of the Lord.

The Feast of Trumpets

July 19, 2016

That Seventh Seal hasn’t opened yet, you know; that’s His coming.

Souls that are in Prison Now

November 10, 1963

What day are we living? Where we at? And remember, in that Sixth Seal, where all Seven Trumpets sounds under that Sixth Seal… When we get to that, you’ll see that. Every Seven Trumpet took place in that Sixth Seal. The seven is always a mystery. Watch that seven; that’s the finish. That was the coming of the Lord. Heaven was quiet, silent. Nobody moved.

Souls that are in Prison Now

November 10, 1963

The Lamb took His Book when the Seventh Seal, just ready for it to be opened the Sixth Seal. Remember, He hid the Seventh Seal from us. He wouldn’t do it. When the Angel stood day by day telling it, but then He wouldn’t do it on that one. Said, “There’s silence in heaven.” No one knew. It was the coming of the Lord.

The Seventh Seal

March 24, 1963

Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?), for the… We find that Christ, the Lamb took the 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 it’s 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 a understanding of it today, because the rest of it is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded. But setting in my room, and I heard this or 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.

Desperations

September 1, 1963

Come back here and see those great mysteries hidden in the Bible, opened up to us on a new field that we never knowed before, and perfectly blends in to the coming of the Lord Jesus.


Even the first coming of Jesus was a process - unfolding from the announcement to Mary and then Joseph, to his birth, baptism, ministry, and the completion of His adoption on the Mount of Transfiguration. This would bear record that the process of His first coming lasted more than thirty years, and if you should include Pentecost and the Pillar of Fire appearing to Saul, it would have been more than forty years.

Some of the different parts that make up His Second Coming are:

  1. An Elijah ministry forerunning
  2. The Spirit of Elijah introducing Jesus the Messiah
  3. His Parousia coming in the fullness of His Word, calling His Bride (Revelation 10)
  4. The translation of the Bride - living saints changed and the dead saints resurrected
  5. Meeting Him in the air (meeting Him physically)
  6. Marriage Supper (Brother Branham said that it would last 3 ½ years)
  7. Jesus returning with His Bride to the Mount of Olives, revealing Him-self to the Jewish people

God in Simplicity

March 17, 1963

It is strange to think how that God does such a thing as that. God will hide Himself in something so simple that’ll cause the wise to miss it a million miles and then turn right back around in that, some simple thing in the simplicity of His way of working and reveal Hisself right out again.

I thought it made a - a text that we might study this before we go in-to the - the - the great teachings of the Seven Seals. Many miss Him by the way He reveals Himself. Now, man has their own ideas of what God ought to be and what God is going to do; and as I have made the old statement many times that man still remains man. Man is always giving God praise for what He did do, and always look-ing forward to what He will do, and ignoring what He’s doing. See, see?

That’s the way they miss it. They look back and see what a great thing He done, but they fail to see what a simple thing He used to do it with. See? And then they look forward and see a great thing com-ing that’s going to happen, and nine times out of ten, it’s already happening right around them, and it’s so simple that they don’t know it. See?

8. The Seventh Seal is the Capping of the Pyramid by the Headstone.

We are all acquainted with this Scripture, that reads the Bible. We know that this was during the time of the preparation of the res-toration of the temple. And Zerubbabel was a great prince amongst the people, who had laid the foundation of the building. Now, you, I want you to put on your spiritual thinking, anointing jacket this morn-ing as we think. And this great prince had determined to rebuild the house of the Lord. And then, when he did, he had laid the foundation stone.

And as we read on farther, we find out that God said, “Zerubbabel has laid the foundation with his hands; he also shall bring forth the headstone.” I want you to notice: He never said he shall bring forth the Cornerstone. He shall bring forth the Headstone.

And we know that the Scripture says that Jesus is the Chief Corner-stone, and He’s also the Headstone. Now, if we will think for a few minutes, that the seventh church messenger was to restore the faith of the children back to the fathers, in other words, rebuild the church again under the power of the Spirit. “Not by power, not by might, but by My Spirit,” saith the Lord. Not by organization, not by denomina-tion, but by the Holy Spirit God will bring forth the church in the last days.

“Message of Grace,” August 27, 1961, Bro. William M. Branham.

As I’ve often made this remark and said God made three Bi-bles. The first one, He put It in the sky, the zodiac. Did you ever see the zodiac? What is the first figure in the zodiac? The virgin. What’s the last figure in the zodiac? Leo the lion. He come the first time through the virgin; He comes the second time as the Lion of the tribe of Juda. See?

He made the next one in the pyramid, back in the days of Enoch, when they made the pyramid. And they measure them. I don’t under-stand it. But to the wars, where they stoop and go on their knees for so long, and can measure the distance of the wars. You know where they measure to now? Plumb across the king’s chamber. And as this pyramid went up… We could not build it, with everything that we got today. We couldn’t build it.

It’s built right up like this to a point. And the stone on the capstone never was found. They never did put a cap on top of the pyramid. I don’t know whether you know it or not. The big pyramid of Egypt, it never had a top stone on it. Why? The Capstone was rejected; Christ, the Headstone (See?), was rejected.

“Manifested Sons of God,” May 18, 1960, Bro. William M. Branham

Now, notice, then the coming of the Lord Jesus is so close at hand, until the Spirit from way down in here, just barely justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and now right into the time of the coming of the Headstone… The church has got to be so perfect-ly like Christ, until Christ and the church can unite together, the same Spirit. And if the Spirit of Christ is in you, It makes you live the life of Christ, act the life of Christ, do the works of Christ. “He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also.” Jesus said that. See? Now, we’re going to have… We got a ministry coming that’s just ex-actly like the life of Christ. What does that ministry identify? The coming of the Lord.

“Adoption,” May 22, 1960 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

This is the close of the royal Seed’s waiting. He’s here, the appearing of Christ. Did you ever try to divide… There’s a place in the Bible, you know, I ain’t got time to go into it, says, the appearing of Christ, and then the coming of Christ. That’s two different things al-together, the appearing and the coming. He’s appearing now, work-ing with us in the form of the Holy Spirit, making it just perfect, the Church; It has to.

Like if you got a dollar bill in your pocket, take it out and look. On one side it’s the American seal; on the other side it’s an Egyptian seal, the pyramid with the headstone way up above it, like an eye looking. And why would American dollar put beneath there, “The great seal.” Look like the American seal would be the great seal here. But the United States Government recognizes it whether they want to or not, the great seal.

Watch that pyramid as it shapes up, the Church: justification, sanctifi-cation, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then that’s got to be honed out to when… The Headstone never did come to the pyramid; It was re-jected, like the Cornerstone. Now, but when that Headstone comes… I’ve been to the pyramid; it’s just so perfectly fit, you couldn’t run in a razor blade between it, where the mortar’s at. And when the Church comes, that’s… When the Christ comes to receive His Church, the Church will have the ministry just exactly like that, and through that grace will raise the whole thing and go. The coming of the Head-stone; crying, “Grace, unto the Lord.”

“Jehovah Jireh,” July 6, 1962, Bro. William M. Branham.

Why was He to appear in this last days? If you go back (and you tape listeners) to the Bride Tree and bring up where Christ was that Tree that was in the garden of Eden. The first Adam that fell, and this Second Adam was cut down by sin; they hung Him on a Ro-man tree. And out of that drew the come out the Bride Tree, that He promised, that we see in the Scriptures.

Now, in order to get the Bride… Like the pyramid, how it comes in minority all the time, from the great wide, from Luther, Wesley, Pen-tecost. And then the capstone in the top of it is so honed; and each one of those stones are so perfectly put together (and we don’t know yet how they did it); but it’s so perfectly put together in that pyramid. And we’re not pyramid teaching now, we’re just… Enoch and them built it years ago, and it stands for a symbol. Just the same as the sun rises and sets, just the same as the tree drops its life its leaf, it comes back again, as a fish, and the cattle, and everything else sym-bolizes it, that pyramid stands as a symbol.

Go into the prophet’s chamber and watch them seven steps. Where did the where did the guard meet the challenge to bring the comer into the presence of the king at the top of the steps? Was in the sev-enth step. There shows that we’ve got to come again with that same Spirit that was on John. He introduced the Messiah; he was greater than all the prophets; he introduced it.

And we’ve got to come to a place again, to something that’s going to introduce the Messiah. And how will the Messiah the people that’s believing Him know it, unless they’re constantly in the Word to know what He is. Daniel said the wise shall know, but the foolish, the un-wise wouldn’t know. They shall know their God.

Now, now, how He said It’ll appear in the last days is to bring the people back to the Word, so that the Bride will know Her Husband, know Her Mate, the revealed Word. That’s why this has to happen. It wasn’t in the reformers; wasn’t in Luther, Wesley, and - and the Pen-tecostals, and them; the Scripture says it wasn’t. But it will come; that is His promise for this age.

We’re living in the age that His coming will be in. She must be identi-fied in Him. Any woman must be identified with her husband, for the two are one. And Christ’s Bride has to be identified with Him, for the two are One, and He is the Word, not the denomination, the Word. We are to be the children of the Light, and the Light is the Word which is made Light for this age. How do we know Light, except It comes from the Word. All right. The Word made flesh is the Light of the age when you see It; the Bible said so.

Them people looking at Jesus there and said, “Well, this man, who’s he? Why, he’s borned a illegitimate birth down there. Why, his father and mother is this, that, and the other, and all this, there.” But they didn’t know Him. If they knowed the Scriptures they would’ve knowed Him; He said so.

They said, “We’re Moses’ disciples!”

Said, “If you knew Moses, you’d know Me, for Moses wrote of Me.” And still too blind to see it… See how humble? Away from all the crews, and the denominations, and the creeds, and everything, God moved right into flesh in the form of a man, a Kinsman Redeemer. She must be identified with Him.

We are invited to be the children of the Light, that we walk in the Light.

“The Feast of Trumpets,” July 19, 1964 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Now, because that they’re in shape… See where I’ve got this shaped here like the pyramid? The arising of the saints makes the march into glory. You understand it now? Christ the Headstone, the rejected Stone, the all seeing Eye, coming exactly like the Bible said.

“The Seventieth Week of Daniel,” August 6, 1961, Bro. William M. Branham.

Now, in this vision, or as I was speaking, I looked, and I saw a strange thing. Now, it seemed like that my little son Joseph was by my side. I was talking to him. Now, if you’ll watch the vision real close, you’ll see why Joseph was standing there.

And I looked, and there was a big bush. And on this bush in a in a con-stellation of birds, little bitty birds, about a half inch long and a half inch high, they were little veterans. Their little feathers was beat down. And there was about two or three on the top limb, six or eight on the next limb, and fifteen or twenty on the next limb, coming down in the shape of the pyramid. And those little fellows, little mes-sengers… And they were pretty well worn out. And they were watch-ing eastward, and I was at Tucson, Arizona, in the vision. For it made it so purpose that He didn’t want me to fail to see where it was at, I was picking a sand burr off of me from the desert. And I said, “Now, I know this is a vision, and I know that I’m at Tucson. And I know that them little birds there represent something.” And they were watching eastward. And all of sudden they taken a notion to fly, and away they went eastward.

And as soon as they left, a constellation of larger birds came. They looked like doves, sharp pointed wings, kind of a gray color, a little lighter color than what these first little messengers was. And they were coming eastward swiftly. And no sooner than they got out of my sight, I turned again to look westward, and there it happened. There was a blast that actually shook the whole earth. Now, don’t miss this. And you on tape, be sure you get this right.

First a blast. And I thought it sounded like a sound barrier, or ever what you call it when planes cross the sound, and the sound comes back to the earth: just shook like roared, everything: Then it could’ve been a a great clap of thunder and lightning like. I didn’t see the lightning. I just heard that great blast that went forth that sounded like it was south from me, towards Mexico.

But it shook the earth, and when it did, I was still looking westward. And way off into eternity I saw a constellation of something coming. It looked like that it might’ve been little dots. There could’ve been no less than five, and not more than seven. But they were in the shape of a pyramid, like these messengers coming.

And when it did, the power of Almighty God lifted me up to meet them. And I can see it. I… It’s never left me. Eight days is gone, and I can’t forget it yet. I never had anything to bother me like that has. My family will tell you.

I could see those Angels, those shaped back wings traveling faster than sound could travel. They come from eternity in a split like a twinkling of an eye, not enough to bat your eye, just a twinkle. They were there. I didn’t have time to count. I didn’t have time, no more than just look. Mighty ones, great powerful Angels, snow white, wings set in head, and they were “whew wheeew,” [Brother Bran-ham illustrates Ed.] and when it did, I was caught up into this pyra-mid of constellation. And I thought, “Now, this is it.” I was numbed all over, and I said, “Oh, my. This means that there will be a blast that will kill me. I’m at the end of my road now. I mustn’t tell my people when this vision leaves. I don’t want them to know about it, but the heavenly Father has let me know now that my time is fin-ished. I won’t tell my family so they’ll worry about me, because He’s fixing to go and these Angels has come for me, and I’ll be killed pretty soon now in some kind of an explosion.”

Then it came to me, while I was in this constellation, “No, that isn’t it. If it would’ve killed you it would’ve killed Joseph, and I could hear Joseph calling me.” Well, then I turned again, and I thought, “Lord God, what does this vision mean?” And I wondered, and then it come to me, not a voice, just come to me. Oh, that is the Angels of the Lord coming to give me my new commission. And when I thought that, I raised up my hands, and I said, “O Lord Jesus, what will You have me do?” And the vision left me. For almost an hour, I couldn’t feel.

Now, you people know what the blessings of the Lord is. But the power of the Lord is altogether different. The power of the Lord in them kind of a places, I felt it many, many times before in vision, but never like that. It feels like a reverent fear. I was so scared till I was paralyzed in the presence of these Beings. I tell the truth. As Paul said, “I lie not.” You never caught me saying anything wrong about something like that? Something’s fixing to happen.

Then after while I said, “Lord Jesus, if I’m going to be killed, let me know so I won’t tell my people about this; but if it’s something else, let me know.” The nothing answered.

After the Spirit left me for about a half hour I guess or more I said, “Lord, if it is then that I am going to be killed, and You’re finished with me on earth, and and I’m going to be taken home now, which if that’s it, that’s fine. That’s all right.” So I said, “If it is, let me know. Send Your power back on me again. Then I’ll know not to tell my peo-ple, or anybody about it, because You’re fixing to come catch me away.” And I… And nothing happened. And I waited awhile. Then I said, “Lord Jesus, if it did not mean that, and it means that You’ve got something for me to do and it’ll be revealed to me later, then send Your power. And it almost took me from the room.

I found myself somewhere over in a corner. I could hear my wife somewhere trying to shake a door. The door in the bedroom was locked. And I had a Bible open, and it was reading… I don’t know, but it was in, I believe, Romans the 9th chapter, the last verse: “Behold I lay in Sion a cornerstone, a stumbling stone, a precious cornerstone, and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.” And I thought, “It’s strange I’d be reading that.” (Spirit still packing me in the room.)

And I closed up the Bible and stood there. I went over to the window (It was about ten o’clock in the day or better.), and I raised up my hands, and I said, “Lord God, I don’t understand. This is a strange day to me. And I’m beside myself almost.” And I said, “Lord, what does that mean? Let me read again, if it be You.” Now, this sounds juve-nile. And I took up the Bible, opened it up. There it was again at the same place: Paul telling the Jews that they tried to telling the Ro-mans that the Jews tried to accept it by works, but it’s by faith that we believe it.

It was only a few months later that the Vision was literally fulfilled and the Angel told him:

“Is This the Sign of the End, Sir?,” December 30, 1962 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

“Return home. For, THUS SAITH THE LORD, the seven myster-ies that’s been hid in the Bible all these years, these denominations and everything, God is going to open those seven mysteries to us in the Seven Seals.”

“What is the Attraction?,” July 25, 1965 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 9:33

Brother Branham when referring to the picture of the cloud in Life magazine said:

It’s our Lord up there.

“It is the Rising of the Sun,” March 18, 1965, Bro. William M. Branham.

What happened at that time, the coming of that Stone? Up went the church into glory at the rapture, ’cause it ended the Gentile dispensation. God ended it up, the coming of that Stone.

“The Seventieth Week of Daniel,” August 6, 1961, Bro. William M. Branham.

Now, we are the sons of God, not we will be; we are. Now, we’re redeemed. We have Satan’s answer. God’s a vindicated Him-self. God’s proved Himself to His promise in this day. Hallelujah. The Headship is here (Amen.), Christ, the risen Lord. It’s here in the same power of His resurrection that He ever was, manifesting Himself. There’s the devil’s answer.

“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed,” July 28, 1963, Bro. William M. Bran-ham.

Let’s make it sure. “Is there a way, Brother Branham?” Yes, become a part of the Word, a part of the Word of today. You can’t be a part of the word of Moses’ day. That part’s done made up; that was the feet. We’re at the head now. This is Christ. Not the arms’ time back in Luther; no, this is the Head time. Christ, the Headstone, comes to the Body.

“The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride,” August 2, 1964, Bro. William M. Branham.

Now, I’m going to take the Scriptures for a moment. If you no-tice, in Revelations the 10th chapter… Now, let me say this: If the vi-sion is Scriptural, it can only be interpreted by the Scripture. And then I want you to put this together.

“Is This the Sign of the End, Sir?,” December 30, 1962 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Brother Branham directly connected for us the Vision, the Coming of the Headstone, Romans 9:33, and Revelation 10!

  1. THE SEVENTH SEAL IS REVELATION 10 FULFILLED:

    Notice Revelations 10:1 to 7, all the mysteries are to be re-vealed to the Bride by the messenger of the Laodicea church. Has an-ybody got a Revised Version Bible? If you have, you’ll notice there where it said, the angel, it’s in parenthesis, it says, the eagle (Huh? See?), the messenger to the - the Laodicea church (See?), Revela-tions 10:1 to 7.

“The Feast of Trumpets,” July 19, 1964 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

What it is, is a revelation on what has been missed back there, to bring to… It’s already wrote here; it’s in here; it’s to reveal what already’s been written.

“The Feast of Trumpets,” July 19, 1964 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Revelations 10… Listen close now. Bride called out by the Word, Christ Himself calling out the Bride, making plain Hebrews 13:8 (that He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever, does the same, is the same; “He that believeth on Me the works that I do shall he do also.” See?), Luke 22 or Luke 17:30, and also Malachi 4, He-brews 4, all these Scriptures that’s promised, this is to be between the Sixth and the Seventh Seal and the Sixth and the Seventh Trum-pet.

“The Feast of Trumpets,” July 19, 1964 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Look. I want to say one more thing. Closely now, don’t miss this. How striking. From the seventh angel’s (messenger of the Sev-enth Seal) Message (and Revelations 10 was the Seventh Seal) to the Seven Trumpets, between those two times… Oh, God, how can we say this to make the people see it? It’s between that Sixth Trumpet (and the Sixth Trumpet and the Sixth Trumpet and the Sixth Seal sounds at the same time), and between the Sixth Trumpet and the Seventh Trumpet, there is a prophet to appear before the Gentiles to call the people back to the original Pentecostal doctrine; and the two witnesses of Revelations 11 appear to the Jews to send them to Je-sus, while the Church is being taken up all of them prophets. Amen. The Word of the Lord cannot be broken. It won’t be a denomination. Do you see it?

Read in your book here and see if that between the Sixth and Seventh Trumpet isn’t injected in there with the Jews being called out. Be-tween the Sixth and Seventh Plague, we come over with that one-hundred-and-forty-four thousand (you remember that?), which was between that. Do you remember between the the the Sixth the Fifth Seal and the Sixth Seal between the Sixth Seal and the Seventh Seal, there was a calling out of the one hundred and forty four thousand. You remember that? Now, there’s where these trumpets come in, right there (See?) and persecution of horses loosed on there.

Then between that then there was to be the seventh angel’s Message that had been preaching and condemning the Pentecostals. And Jesus had been put out, wouldn’t have no cooperation with nobody, be put on the outside, rejected (The Bible said so.); for it’s Christ made man-ifest among us, Jesus among us all made manifest in the purity of His Word, making It known. And if that…

This is not just makeup, friends, this is THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Scripture.

“The Feast of Trumpets,” July 19, 1964 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Brother Branham is teaching that Revelation 10 is “what makes plain” (re-veals and completes) Hebrews 13:8, Luke 17:30 and Malachi 4:5-6.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13:8

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is re-vealed.

Luke 17:30

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fa-thers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Malachi 4:5-6

You notice. Notice now, for the end of time message this Seal, after all… He 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 ab-solutely a total secret according to the Bible. Before knowing that… And remember, Revelations 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.

“The Seventh Seal,” March 24, 1963 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

What’s happened upon Mount Sunset? God confirming His Word. That’s what all this noise is about. Notice, it’s God fulfilling His promised Word again, of Revelation 10:1 to 7, “And in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel’s Message, the mystery of God should be finished.” The hidden mystery of Revelation 10:1 to 7, the last message to the last church age. Fulfills exactly, in this age, St. Luke 17:30, “The day when the Son of man shall be revealed.”

“What is the Attraction on the Mountain?” July 25, 2016 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

The Book is now open!

Notice, the end time messenger, his job will be to get the saints ready, the Bride ready for the Bridegroom. That’ll be his Mes-sage. Now, you want to learn abc’s so you can study algebra later? When these other seals on the back is opened they’ll only be revealed to them. That’s right. Learn ABC first. What is ABC? “Always Believe Christ,” not your creed, Christ. See? Believe what He says, not what somebody else says.

“Evening Messenger,” January 16, 1963, Bro. William M. Branham.

So Is the Seventh Seal Open or Closed?

When these Seven Seals was opened, that opened up the en-tire Bible. The Seven Seals, it was sealed with Seven Mysteries. And in these Seven Seals, held the entire mystery of it, and it was the Book of Redemption:

“Souls that are in Prison Now,” November 10, 1963 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

Now we see these things. Remember the Seven Seals is fin-ished. And when those seven revealed truths… One of them He wouldn’t permit us to know. We… How many was here at the Seven Seals? Just about all of you, I guess. See? The the Seventh Seal, He wouldn’t permit it. He stood right there in the room and revealed every one of them, and if I ever preached anything in my life was in-spired, it was that.

“Souls that are in Prison Now,” November 10, 1963 AM, Bro. William M. Branham.

It almost seems that these two statements contradict each other, but they don’t.

We must remember that the Seventh seal was in three parts:

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. But I was standing 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.

“The Seventh Seal,” March 24, 1963 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

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, friend. 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 to re-member that I speak to you in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don’t know what time something can happen.

“The Seventh Seal,” March 24, 1963 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.

This explains how that the Seventh Seal could be opened and yet not re-vealed.

It’s a secret. He kept it a secret. Nobody knowed nothing about it; even the Angels didn’t understand it. See? He didn’t reveal it. That’s the reason under our seventh mystery, when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence.

“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed,” July 28, 1963, Bro. William M. Bran-ham.

Since Brother Branham told us that the Seventh Seal is in three parts:

I Thessalonians 4:16

  1. The Shout

  2. The Voice

  3. The Trumpet

Then we know that it is the “Last Trumpet” part that is opened, but not yet revealed.

Therefore, the Message calls the Bride together.

And now, a trumpet… calling to the feast. And now that is the - the Lamb’s supper in the sky (Now, watch.,) the assembling togeth-er in the Bride.

“The Rapture,” December 4, 1965, Bro. William M. Branham.

So the secret is the actual moment and the circumstances of our catching away.

Everything runs out in this time, the end of the of the at the end of this Seventh Seal

Notice, it’s the end of the church age. It’s the the end of the Seven Seals. 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, 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, 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 means 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 the time for all these things, and the usher-ing in of the Millennium.

“The Seventh Seal,” March 24, 1963 PM, Bro. William M. Branham.