Seven Trumpets And Seven Vials

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

A sister gave a testimony the other day, about talking to a man. His conversation came down to where he said, Well, we believe there will be somebody rise on the scene that will take all the loose ends and tie them together, especially the trumpets and vials and things like that. I remember when Bro. Branham preached the seals. Shortly after the seals were preached he said, I plan to bring a message on the trumpets next, but when the time came he said the Lord told me it is not time. This morning I would like for you to turn with me to the 6th chapter of Revelation. We are going to take these verses of scripture and place them out on the chart where they actually fit into the time factor. If you notice the 6th chapter, this was a chapter from which Bro. Branham took all the texts when he preached on the seals up and through the sixth seal. If you notice the seventh seal does not follow in succession, like four follows three and five follows four. There has got to be a reason why it doesn’t. If you notice the 7th chapter, from right here to here (pointing to chart) we are dealing with the last week of time. That is the seventieth week of Daniel. The first half, then the last half. We have enlarged this because there are a lot of scriptures that have to fall into this space. We do know, in 1963 Bro. Branham did bring the seals, the revelation of six seals up to a point. Since then we have been journeying to this point, getting closer all the time to that hour. The book of Revelation is written as the angel of the Lord more or less dictated it to John. Notice, we end in the 6th chapter with the sixth seal, but the sixth seal is not applied right here. The revelation of it comes here, but the sixth seal fulfillment comes in over here, right where the physical return of the Lord becomes a reality. That is why Matthew 24says, Immediately after the tribulation of those days, because that is right here at the close of that week, shall the sun be darkened, so on and so forth. Then the Son of Man will be revealed from heaven in flaming fire. He comes under the sixth seal, He comes under the seventh trumpet, and He comes under the seventh vial. There are not three instances of His coming at that time, not in that sense, because His coming at the end of the week of Daniel, fulfills all three. The seventh seal is applicable right here, before the week of Daniel opens. That is why that seal was not broken, and was not revealed when the first six were. When the seventh seal is broken, that is when the Bride will receive a revelation of the mystical coming of Christ, which is not the physical, but it is the mystical coming of Christ when the Church is raised, resurrected and meets Him in the air. That is consummated under the seventh seal and the seven thunders. Actuality, when we read the book of Revelation, I have said this, you have got to read it according to each chapter and the picture of Revelation it contains. It does not always follow in succession like numbers follow other numbers. It is a picture. God has let it be revealed that way or written that way. He knew as we would come down to the end time theologians would do their best to misconstrue this and that. Brothers and Sisters, it is so written that only the true Bride ministry and Bride will see it in a true revelation, because God will make sure they everyone understand it. Actually the book of Revelation has been a love letter given to the Church in the first century, for the Church to carry right on through time. Then, right here at the ending of time, as we come toward that seventieth week of Daniel, that is when God starts pulling out of the written contents the true understanding of it all, to acquaint the end time element of people with the understanding of how to relate themselves to time. Let us just look back, from 1963 and onward when the revelation of the first six seals was actually given, and then to the things that Bro. Branham said, which caused many of his followers to make a mess of confusion out of it all. They have turned it into everything but a true revelation. Many of them are now saying, Well all seven seals have already been revealed, it is just that we do not see it yet. We have not found it yet. Well saints, I have what Bro. Branham said right here when he dealt with that seventh seal in the manner he did. It was not broken like the other six were: it was not revealed and it is not going to be broken or revealed until that precise time for it to be, as the age closes out. We have to understand that, or we will not be ready for the ending as God has it specified. Once that seventh seal is broken, it means Christ is ready to leave His mediatory position and come for His bride. He will no longer be High Priest. When that seal is broken, the scroll that is in His hand will then be opened, or rolled out. Intercession will no longer be a part of His ministry. He is ready to be revealed on earth in angelic form, to absolutely fulfill the revelation of what the seal contains and the beginning of the sounding of those thunders. The thunders will acquaint the true Bride Church with the mystical return of Christ, and the full purpose of it all. To understand this and get the picture of each chapter, we have to acquaint ourselves with the span of time we have been living in, a span of time since 1963, and this is in front of us somewhere, from 1963 to here. We have been living in this span of time. We do know what the six seals contain, but we know nothing about the seventh one nor the thunders. As we look at these trumpets and vials, we notice this, that the 7th chapter follows right in here, following the revelation of the sixth seal. The 7th chapter looks like we move immediately into this time frame where this angel is ascending from the east, but I want to read this. “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.” Well where is the four corners of the earth? It is not on the north and south pole. It is in the Middle East. It is the Euphrates River valley area. It is very strange we have just been involved in a war over there, right in that four corners of the earth area. It goes to show, that once again time has swung around as the world’s heartache and turmoil is beginning to spring up within the Middle East, the Euphrates area. I heard it said this morning on Fox News, that some Muslim said the main cause of the friction that is in the world today, is this political friendship between the United States and Israel. If that did not exist, the Muslims and the rest would probably go along pretty much open minded. This goes to show, the Muslim religion is completely anti Jewish, anti Judaistic, and anti law and everything else that the Jews stand for. Because America has, in the past, been more of a Christian nation, and has stood up for the Jews in the light of all these involvements. Then that only causes the world, sentimentally, to become more anti-Semitic and more hateful toward the United States. As this builds up momentum, we have got to begin to realize we are moving close to that time frame when this turmoil in the Middle East will never cease. It is just like a pool of troubled waters. It is going to be troubled, it is going to be stirred, and it is going to be antagonized. It is going to get worse and worse until one day God sets everything in motion to bring it to a complete end. Normally we would think, Well you move chapter 7 right in to follow chapter 6, because we think that number should be there. But when you look at the fact that the seventh seal is not in here, yet the 7th chapter follows, it makes it look like time has moved right off into this future era already, but it has not. You everyone know that. It just goes to show this whole book has to be put together in a precise manner, that only the Spirit of God can accomplish. We printed an article years ago titled, Chronology of Revelation, when I began to separate certain verses of scripture out of chapters and put them in chronological order of the revelation of it, and one person thought, Oh Bro. Jackson, you are doing wrong now, you are changing the word of God. No, I am not changing it, I am just putting it where it needs to be according to the picture, not according to the numbers of chapters and verses. It was God who dictated it the way it is written, but the way it is fulfilled has to be understood, not from the chapter numbers, but from the revelation they contain. In that light, we are moving very close to the time frame we have been talking about. That means, as we do move close to this time frame, we are moving close to the time the 7th chapter will come into play, but keep in mind that the 11th chapter also comes in here. That is why we have it written right here on our chart. I am going to ask you to turn with me to the 8th chapter, at this time. If you take the 8th chapter and the 1st verse and put the 1st verse right here ahead of verse 1 in chapter 10, you will see that the 1st verse of each chapter is what unlocks the application of it all. How many understand that? Keep in mind, chapter 7 and chapter 11 both fall right in here, but the application of them will never be until the seventh seal is opened, and that is Revelation 8:1. We know then, that the seventh seal has to be opened back here, for the bride to hear the thunders. Is that not right? You do not carry that over here. It has to take place back here prior to what happens in chapter 7 and chapter 11. That is where some go wrong, trying to see the fulfillment of chapter 8, verse 1 right in line with how it is recorded in the Bible. You cannot do that. Until the Spirit of God gives revelation on these things, we do not know how to place them in their order of fulfillment. Let us look at it this picture. When we do come to chapter 8, the 1st verse, the time when that seventh seal is opened, we will know it is opened, because the thunders are sounded. You can rest assured the 1st verse of chapter 8, is in fulfillment when that happens. How many realize that? Listen, “And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” Within the Branham movement they have written, they have discussed and said, Oh the half hour of silence is such and such, Oh I know what it is and so forth. They know no more about it than a coon dog. (That is my hillbilly expression. But I will say this to make it simple.) Do you realize, twenty five hundred years ago the scene in heaven as John saw it in Revelation 4 and 5 did not even exist? Because Jesus had not yet come into existence to sit on the throne of God. How many realize that? When Isaiah wrote about seeing the throne of God and all them angelic beings, that was only a prophecy to be. Because it is incomplete. Then when you go to Ezekiel and you see Ezekiel later has seen the same thing, but it is a little more complete, yet it is still incomplete, Why? It is because neither scene showed the twenty four elders. Go back and read them. When you see the scenes in Isaiah 6, I believe it is, and in Ezekiel 1:26, you still do not see that scene complete, as John saw it. It is only a preview of something yet to be. But we will say, Five hundred years later after what Ezekiel had seen, Jesus ascended into heaven. He ascended into heaven to be positioned on the right hand of God in authority and power and to be a mediator. From then on those elders of the Old Testament could begin to take their position around this throne. But as the apostles came along in their hour and they began to be martyred, one by one, their spirits began to ascend and they too are recognized on those thrones. Therefore for not quite two thousand years, that scene has been a prophecy in the making. I have to say, When the day did come that Jesus did ascend into heaven to take that position, we do not know what all the reaction or the sound was. But that was the beginning of a scene that heaven had never seen before. Once it started though, it was then a scene that wherever the angelic beings assembled or looked, they are going to see that scene. It has been that way for almost two thousand years. But the day is coming when Jesus, as the Eternal Spirit gives to Him the authority to break that seventh seal, when it is broken, intercessory, the priesthood is ended. Then, there is no longer a necessity for Him to sit in that position, because grace for Gentiles has come to an end.

 

WHEN GRACE FOR GENTILES HAS ENDED

 

When Jesus leaves that intercessory throne He can then come forth and begin to set the stage for the gathering of His Bride. After sitting there for almost two thousand years and the angelic host having seen it that way through the decades, it is not even written what would be said. That is why it is silence in heaven for about the space of half an hour. I just have to say this, The minute He opens that seventh seal, it is logical for me to look at it in this light, because the seal is open, the scroll is unfurled in His hand, so now He can step away from that throne of intercession, never to return. Do you not think all the angelic host is going to look and wonder what is about to take place? Rather than screaming, it got quiet. Down here on earth, you and I are claiming to be a little part of that end time Bride, and I say this as humbly as I know how, when that silence takes place in heaven, it is going to bring some vibrations on earth. It is going to bring some stimulation in the hearts of a ministry. There is going to rise into their spiritual intellect and understanding, what has happened, because that is why I say, When Bro. Branham started bringing the revelation of those six seals, he read in the 5th chapter how he saw that Lamb come forth to take the scroll out of the hand of Him that was on the throne. There was power delegated to Him which was on the throne, which is none other than Jesus Christ in His immortal figure, the authority to wrap up everything pertaining to that junction in time. That scripture does not mean it was literally a lamb that stepped forth. The Lamb is only figurative of the sacrificial work of Christ Jesus when He had offered Himself as a sacrifice for all lost mankind when He was on earth, not because He was going to be King. He did not break the first six seals because He was going to be King: He was given the authority to break them on the virtue that He had been the sacrificial Lamb of God. However at that same time he was announced, Behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Therefore let us just take a look over here, at the end time. Did you know, the Jehovah Witness people have written their views about the four horsemen. The Seventh Day Adventist have done it also, but none of them had the true picture. I have read them all: even what Billy Graham published about them. In 1962 and 1963, when God began to deal with Bro. Branham and give him the revelation of this and the way God dealt with him was unique. He went out to Arizona and into the Sabeno Canyon, and the best that he has tried to describe the experience of how God revealed this to him there is still much we do not know. Some of the people that followed him everywhere he went, have gone out there to the Sabeno Canyon and they almost hauled it all away. At one time I was told that the authorities had closed it down, because they were going up there and breaking off chips of rock and hauling it out. That movement has become just like the Catholic Church. The Catholics claim to have the nails that hung Jesus on the cross. They have the sword that did this and they have the spear that did that and so forth. That is total carnality. Nevertheless as we move toward the end time, there is going to be a time when Jesus Himself will be given the unction and authority to break the seventh seal. When He does, intercessory work for the priesthood is over. On earth at that time, the last predestinated person has already been called into the Bride. By then, the Bride on earth will have been dealt with and will become more and more perfected and united, and the virtues and attributes of the true Spirit of God will begin to be cultivated in our personal lives, one toward another. Then when that seal is broke in heaven, we do not have to know what that time of silence meant up there, but we can say, it has to be something simple, not something outstanding that we have to have a college degree to understand. Well what was it? I have to say, When He breaks that seal and is ready to step forth, don’t tell me that the angels won’t stand back and gasp, What is about to take place? Something is going to be communicated here on earth. The Branham following is thinking that, and this is why they have held for thirty nine years that Bro. Branham has to come back. Well Bro. Branham is not coming back to fulfill anything. He completed what he was called of God to do. Nevertheless regardless of how many false ideas some may have, there is a people here on earth that is going to make up that true Bride. They are going to have a mind and mentality to look to the future, not back to the past. In my files at home I have three written articles about the seventh seal. I have never read one to completeness because it gets disgusting. One man starts in Genesis and comes through this, then he comes through that. When you read it, it is a confused picture. Yet the title of it is, The revelation of the seventh seal. When Bro. Branham brought the revelation of the first six seals, it was simple, very simple. He did not use words that had to be understood from the dictionary. Now concerning the seventh seal I just have to say, When that seventh seal is broken in heaven, it is going to bring to the Bride Church a truly humble and unique understanding of the plan of God. We will not have to ask When will this happen, When will that happen, nor why. We are going to know precisely, when and why, because we are going to know exactly, by what is revealed by the seven thunders. Intercession by Jesus the Christ is over when He leaves that position He has had for two thousand years. When He has completed the selection of His Bride, we who are chosen will be in position, ready to hear the thunders. Once the thunders have sounded, the Bride will be ready to move across that line, because world conditions will necessitate it. Something will have taken place in world affairs that will necessitate the week of Daniel to start. That is exactly why Paul wrote 2nd Thessalonians like he did. When he said, Now concerning the coming of the Lord and our gathering together unto Him. It is true the doctors of divinity and theologians want to be different toward the rapture, approaching it as a theory while they say the word rapture is not in the Bible. That is true, because the word rapture is just a human way of referring to the catching away of the Bride Saints as she is being taken out of this world. That is why Paul said, that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. That is not referring to the apostasy that has been going on for so long: it means the whole world society will develop and cultivate an anti God and an anti religion attitude. It is an open, national rebellion against the whole concept of God. With that in mind we have to realize, God is going to communicate to His people. Now we are in the 8th chapter of Revelation, and the seal seventh seal has been broken, and the thunders have been sounded, and the Bride now has the revelation she has waited for and is now moving across this line, which puts time within the week of Daniel. The 7th chapter and the 11th chapter, and the rest of the 8th chapter all lay right in here, ready to start fulfillment. That is the way you have to look at it, so let us see what happens as we go on into the 8th chapter.

 

FUTURE HAPPENINGS

 

We are going to look at the trumpets and notice what each one announces. Chapter 8, verse 2“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” In the scriptures, what does a trumpet signify? It has many meanings. This is why Paul, in 1st Corinthians 13 said, Now if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle? So trumpets have always been used as a signal, a symbol, or there is death, or the day is closing. Therefore the trumpet has been an instrument all through the centuries of time, to signify something. In this sense we can say, The trumpet is a symbol to the world, warning, warning, and we will look at that. The revelation of the seals to the Bride was not a warning. It is informative. It lets us know we are moving toward that certain end. The world doesn’t realize it, but we do. Let me say, Once the trumpets are set in place and ready to begin sounding, let us notice how these fit in with the vials. “And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, (Notice what is involved in this. We are right in the beginning of Daniel’s seventieth week. The Bride on earth is now ready to be translated.) that he should offer it (this incense) with the prayers of all saints.” I have to say this, That is not the saints of heaven, it is the saints still here on earth. Do not tell me, if you and I are really spiritually enlightened, and we are in that end time Bride element, when we begin to see what is getting ready to move into Israel, because those two prophets are coming upon the scene, that we are going to sit back twiddling our thumbs. No, Your heart is going to be bubbling over, I want to get out of here. There is going to be prayer on our part. Because you will be able to look at the conditions and know, the end is here. So do not tell me you are not going to pray anymore. Your prayers are absolutely going to be uttered in such a firm way that all will be heard. “And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it unto the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. (Preliminary judgment is getting ready to sound.) And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Not simultaneously, but in a precise order.) The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” Now listen carefully, as we go to this week of Daniel. Right here it starts. (Pointing to chart, where it showed the week of Daniel opening up.) When I read to you what the anointing in the 11th chapter allows the two prophets to do, you will see that it is almost the same thing. Well what does that tell me? Is the prophets going to be allowed to smite the earth with a certain kind of plagues, then the trumpet sounds and other things follow? No. What the trumpet sounds is in the spirit world. Keep that in mind. By the way, I saw in the Arutz News, there is a section right now in old Jerusalem, the Jews are ready to rebuild it. It is going to raise a stink. It is an area where the Jews used to live predominantly. But in 1948 the Jews were kicked out of there, now here we are in 2004, and that one designated part of old Jerusalem, the Jews have the rebuilding of it in their mind. I just thought, that don’t mean it is starting, but in the natural mind of the Jew when he begins to see the fact, then the hour will come when necessity will lay on his heart, and that is when they will rebuild Jerusalem. These little thoughts that are floating in their minds, that is not wild dreams, they are looking toward the future. Right now, let us look at this scripture, The first angel sounded, he blew his trumpet. It is a warning, but how is that warning carried out? Let us turn to the 11th chapter. It goes to show they go together. In the 3rd verse of the 11th chapter, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.” So they are going to have the authority to defend their position and their duty while they are in this period of time pronouncing the judgment side. Notice this, “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy.” Well where does that come from? That comes from that warning trumpet. How many realize that? You do not have these events, one here and one more over here. When we see how these trumpets line up, then the vials come in and blend right in here to close the whole week of time out, and at the end of that week, you are going to see Jesus, the actual physical coming we have talked about, and we know He comes under the sixth seal, the seventh trumpet and the seventh vial. They are not scattered out. They are stacked, one on top of the other. It is not three events of His physical coming, there is only one. The effects of the trumpets and vials are intermingled. Keep in mind, the trumpets are warnings, but there are certain flags that begin to drop. That is God’s warning to the world. But what are the vials? That is His wrath. That is when, whatever the warnings were, become a fulfilled reality and God pours it out in full force. Now let us go back to the 8th chapter, where we come to the second trumpet. Verse 8, “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.” Does it not tell you in Revelation 11 that the two prophets will have power to turn waters to blood? Do you not have that picture already? It came by that trumpet. So each trumpet that blows, I can see the anointing on these prophets. It just begins to magnify and step itself up. “And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” Now let me say this, These plagues and judgments that are brought in Israel by their ministry and the sounding of these trumpets, are not a global world wide thing. How many understand that? They are basically in the Middle East. That is what you have to see. We come now to the third warning. It is a trumpet. “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; (Where? The Middle East.) And the name of the star is called Wormwood: (God did this in ancient biblical times, so why would he not do it again?) and the third part of the waters became wormwood; any many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” That is the third angel’s trumpet. Watch, how it is one, two, three. That leads you to the middle of the week. But when the fourth one is blowing, it is not the ministry of the two prophets. It has a celestial effect because it is tied to when the beast comes in and kills them and their dead bodies lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three days and a half. Just as Jesus hung on the cross, and when He gave up the ghost the sun became darkened for a span of time. When these two prophets are killed and left to lay in the street of Jerusalem, that ends their trumpet ministry. How many realize that? But the fourth trumpet, and from there on, now this has an altogether different affect. There is definitely a celestial affect. Let’s read it. Verse 12, “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” That is a sign of the antichrist taking over. The point here is, the darkening of the celestial bodies was not a part of the prophets ministry. How many realize that? The prophets ministry was plagues on earth, water turned to blood, water turned to wormwood, all these tormenting things. But when these two prophets of God were killed, now the heavens give vindication. Just like when they killed Christ Jesus, you get almost simultaneously the same picture. So that fourth trumpet is not a part of the prophets ministry. How many realize that? It is a sign from heaven. I have given you the antichrist, now I give you the devil. He has given them warnings and they still did not take heed, so God is now going to give them the devil. It is going to be from then, hell on earth. Now we notice that right out of the later part of the 8th chapter, verse 13, “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, (Just imagine now, the two prophets have been killed, their dead bodies are laying on earth. It tells you in the 11th chapter that when they are dead, that the whole world will see their bodies. Suppose this event was to have been fulfilled a hundred years ago. How could the whole world see it? You didn’t have television. There was no way they could have seen it. So the Bible is precise and right on schedule. The whole world will see their dead bodies laying there and rejoice, and have celebrations and send gifts one to another. Because of the torment that these two prophets have brought on the earth. Now notice, in this fourth trumpet it says…) saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” That lets us know that these last three angels, fifth, and sixth, and seventh, are going to be devastating and hurtful. They are not just like when the prophets are here. With that, we will move right on down to the 9th chapter and pick up the fifth trumpet, which is the first woe. “And the fifth angel sounded, (now the prophets are dead, they have already been resurrected after three days and a half, and they have ascended into heaven) and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” Now this is a different type of judgement. This is not the ministry of the two prophets, they are out of the picture, but this begins to show God is building up His wrath. Then it is turned loose. Young people, and old, we are living in the world at a time when mankind has lost his way of existence in this world. He knows so much, he has so much, he has had access to so many things, but I will tell you, When hell is turned loose on earth and human beings find themselves going mad and there is no help for them, it is accurate to say, There is going to be hell on earth. People will go crazy. “And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; (We are still on the trumpets.) and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.” That is figurative, the spirits coming up out of that hole to darken the atmosphere around this earth. “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.” This lets me know they are going to be a tormenting thing. We are living in a day when people can get so frustrated over something that is practically nothing. I was in Wal-Mart the other day. I heard a little child back in the aisle, screaming his head off. I though, I doubt if that little fellow is sick, he has just grown up to have his way about things, and mommy doesn’t know what to do about it. Young people, listen carefully, Don’t ever cultivate an attitude that God gave you that child and you are never supposed to spank its bottom. I tell you, if you never develop something in that child’s intellect so that is a no-no, I am not telling you to beat the daylights out of them: you would have the law on you then, but God gave you that little fellow, and nobody else is responsible to raise it properly but you. All God asks is that you use your mentality and see from the scriptures how to raise the children He gives you. Young mothers and fathers, it is not wrong to grab that little child and sit him or her down and say, You don’t act that way! If you want to go with me to the store, when we get to the store, you go in and follow me and you will not raise your voice. If you do, when I get you home, I am going to turn you across my knee and spank your little behind. That kind of correction is not wrong. Watch out Bro. Jackson! The philosophers will get hold of you! They have no more common sense than that young one that needs correction. When I heard that little fellow scream, I could see the mother was getting frustrated. She had him in her arms and out the front door she went, with him still screaming. I thought, for goodness sakes, mother, that is your fault. From the time it begins to recognize you, you begin to recognize it has a spirit in it; and the little thing needs to be taught. It is the responsibility of mother and father to do the teaching, and to cause it to know what it means when they look at it and give it a certain signal, or certain touches, That is a no-no. God ordained it to be that way. That is why I have to say, In the last fifty years we have had a generation of youth coming up, that the devil rules much of the time. When I hear on the News, where is a young man that has shot three adults, kidnaped one adopted child and has his own two, and he is leaving the country with them. I would like to have seen that man when he was a little tot. I venture to say, he was probably raised, never knowing any kind of correction. That is exactly what happens much of the time. When they are brought up by modern parents using modern philosophy, oh I just hate violence, I have to say, Go on and keep that philosophy up, and you will live to regret it. When he raises his voice at about twelve or thirteen years old and says, Shut up mom! then don’t come crying to me. How many understand what I am talking about? You, as a parent are obligated by the Creator to teach your children and raise them to respect authority. My Bible tells me, for whom the Lord loveth, He chastens and scourges every son of God. What does He want you to do? Beat them to death? No. He never did beat you like that, but He sure knows how to get your attention, does He not? Well that is the modern world we are heading for, hell on earth. But wait until that last three and one half years comes. It will really be hell on earth. Then people will seek death and God will not let them die. He will not even let them commit suicide. Does that mean they will not die naturally? It doesn’t mean that at all. It just literally means these people that want to get frustrated and say well I am going to kill myself and get away from this, go ahead and try it: God will not let you. It is your fault that you have cultivated a society like this. I hope you understand what I mean. I hate to think we have an untold number of young parents today, that do not know what to do with the little fellow that acts up. Many times mommy gets disgusted: She goes to the medicine cabinet and gets three pills and takes them and then goes to bed. She calls someone and asks, Will you come over and watch my kids for awhile, I am just so sick. You everyone know what I am talking about. Common sense is common sense and this modern generation does not have it. It has been taken away from them by the philosophers of this age. That is why I have to say, What we have been reading, is absolutely foretelling what the undisciplined end time generation is going to be like. They are demon possessed. When this fifth trumpet is sounded, the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week is starting, one woe is in effect. What does the word woe mean. It is not whoa, horse. It is a warning, that now hell is on earth. That is what it means. That is why those last three trumpets were, woe, woe, woe. The last one is when the woman has to flee into the wilderness for survival. That dirty devil through that beastly system will turn his anger against all the religious Jews and foolish Gentile virgins and so forth. It will be for a short period of time, hell on earth. Now as we have heard the fifth trumpet, it says this, “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: (This is human beings that will be tormented.) and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death.” Oh my! That is not back here anywhere, it is over here in this last half of the week. No philosopher is going to have a smart answer for that. No school teacher is going to have a cure. No doctor is going to have a pill to take away all the anguish. It is God’s way of saying, I gave you what you wanted, when you did not want me. What creates evil is the absence of God, so as the world approaches that hour of hatred toward God, don’t talk about God, don’t talk about religion, don’t talk about salvation: They are wanting a materialistic world, a scientific program and everything their heart’s desire. So now George Bush and our wonderful beloved scientists with their educated minds sit down and oh what a celebration. I thought about the time they were celebrating that little toy they landed up there on the moon. Saints: our day is coming, we are going to rise and say, bye, bye, we will see you later, but right now it is bye, bye. Now George Bush is saying, what we need to do now is make a presence of man on the moon for future generations. I thought, I am about as interested in knowing how many rocks are on the moon as I am in knowing how many dead fish are in the bottom of a river somewhere. Does it put food in a hungry man’s stomach? No. Does it help them develop a serum to help them get rid of disease. The diseases are getting worse, not better. Untold sickness is getting worse. It looks likes those things are just being multiplied. The scientists do not have an answer for all this. When the world enters into that last three and one half years of time, it is going to be hell on earth for sure, sickness, suffering, heartbreak, everything going berserk. As we finish this fifth trumpet, listen to it carefully “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.” God has let John see all this in the Spirit, even though he was still living in the first century AD. He let him record what would take place at the end time. You can go ahead and read further. All that is figurative of how these devils want to incorporate themselves, not only in the social affairs of men, but in the military affairs of men as well. Devils will specialize in every kind of military weapon there is. That is the fifth trumpet, but it is the first woe of three. It is God warning the world. Now when we come to the second woe, which verse 13, introduces, just listen, “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels.” Notice now, loose the four angels. When you go back to the 7th chapter, here came this angel, and he was crying out to the four angels that existed at the four corners of the earth, Hold back the winds. Read it. Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor anything, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. That takes place right here under the ministry of the two prophets, as God prepares mankind for what is ahead. So those angels are told, Don’t do anything detrimental or anything like that until the 144,000 servants of God have been sealed. But now as we enter into this time factor, that sixth trumpet is sounded and a voice is saying, Loose those angels of the four corners of the earth, which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Brothers and sisters, look at the turmoil that is going on now in the Euphrates valley. Baghdad sits right at the side of it. “And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.” You can read the rest of it. That goes to show, at the time that trumpet is sounded. That means conditions in the Middle East, as we are moving into this week, getting well started into it, that sixth trumpet is sounded, because that means when those angels are loosed, that means world conditions in the Middle East will begin to develop so that God can bring all those spirits that you see coming up, now they begin to incorporate into material things and the political and military things of mankind, and it is going to prepare things to bring the world to Armageddon. Because that is what they do. The seventh trumpet, will not be sounded until here (at the coming of the Lord). That is why it is pointing there. But now let us go back here and look at how the fifth, sixth, and seventh all overshadow that last half of Daniel’s week, which is three and one half years. Let us now go to the seven vials. We are in the 16th chapter. Now that we are in the 16th chapter, we can take that and look back over this whole three and a half years time that the trumpets have been sounding, giving serious warnings. When we come to this 16th chapter, you can see how God’s wrath is all stored up in these vials. What does the word vial mean? In the dictionary it says it can also mean a pitcher or container that can hold a liquid. “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” Now this is not just the Middle East. This is the entire world. “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.” Let’s go back to the fifth trumpet and see how this coincides. Chapter 9, verse 1, “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth.” Because that is exactly what the vial is beginning to do. Now let us go to the second vial. Chapter 16, verse 3. “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea.” Under the trumpet, only one third, but here, all. That lets you know, what these vials are. What was a warning back here, now becomes fulfilled as God expresses it through the elements of nature. It is absolutely going to be God’s anger and the way of showing His displeasure. I have to say, This begins to make it more sensible why God had to take that woman and lead her somewhere else. How many understand? That is why God did not want this woman left here in that Middle East area to be dealt with, as God was going to deal with that area. So the woman flees. So does the 144,000 that carry the everlasting gospel to the nations. As all this is being applied, remember, somewhere there is a precise spot on earth, God has prepared, and that geographical spot will not have these devastating judgments and wrath poured out in extremity. How many realize that? Why would He take a multitude of people to preserve them physically, over here, and then He pours out His wrath and all hell breaks loose where they are? What is the point of moving them, if they are still going to be faced with all of that? How many understand? There has got to be a reason. That is why it is written in advance. It goes to show that in all these judgments, and in all this wrath, God is still that supernatural Spirit that controls this planet. He knows exactly how to preserve a certain element of human life. Several weeks ago when I answered some questions, I realized when I got home that I had not answered all of them. There was one question asked about the elect, as Jesus spoke about it in Matthew 24, verses 15 through 22. It told about what a terrible period of time that will be, and except those days be shortened there would be no elect saved. Let us read it, verse 22, “And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” I was asked, Who are these elect? Well since it is not the Christian people that would be there, because they would have fled, it had to be Jews. I have to realize, when I look into the history books I have, one million Jews starved to death, died or were killed, and their bodies were thrown over the wall to perish in the valley of Kidron. But for the elect among them, if God had not shortened that siege, every last physical Jew would have died there. How many understand my point? When they got so hungry that they were even eating their newborn babies, you know it was bad. No wonder Jesus said, “And then shall be great tribulation such as there never was before.” It is a shame how that has been taken and pointed to the last three and one half years of the week of Daniel, because that is not pointing to that period at all. I can say this, if God is concerned about preserving the woman somewhere in this geographical earth, and there is a reason for the 144,000 going to all the nations of the earth to preach the everlasting gospel, then we have to say surely in the mind of God He has a sovereign elect of mortal physical people that He wants to preserve. You do not look at it from the standpoint of salvation in this case. How many realize that? He wants an element of certain physical, mortal young people to escape all this, to repopulate their genetic line in the Millennium. That comes in under the separation of the sheep and goats when Jesus returns to earth. That is why they have to hear something that warns them, opens their minds, to get them to surrender their lives to God for the future purpose He is going to use them for. They are His elect in this case. Keep in mind, elect in the mind of God refers to how He looks upon the various ones for a future purpose in each generation, all designed to select and preserve an element of people. We realize that in the gospel term, we have always associated it with the spiritual people, but you have to realize many times, what the total picture relates to. If the everlasting gospel is to be preached to every kindred and tongue and nation and so forth, it is because God has in mind to preserve a few of them. Those that He preserves are going to be His elect. We have to look at it in that light.

 

THE THIRD VIAL

 

Let us now get back to the vials and go to the third vial. Verse 4. “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. (You see, it is just more blood. It is just blood added onto blood.) And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints (That pertains to the world in that hour, how they are killing the foolish virgins and the Jews.) and prophets, and thou hast given to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.” As the last half of that week gets closer and closer to the end, the pressures in the social realm and these spirits out of hell are running rampant to possess the minds, and to torment, I have to say I am glad that the Bride of Christ will not be here then. Now we have them out there in the charismatic world saying, Well the Bible does not teach the rapture so many are talking about. I say, It sure does teach a rapture, when you know how to read it. Those that say such things are the ones that are blinded. I just thank God that the little Bride of Christ will not be here when this terrible period is in force. We will be gone to glory, while those who do not believe in a rapture are right here facing that hour of time. I have to say, These trumpets and vials are not something mysterious. You can see them, they are actually real. When we get on down here into the sixth and seventh, timewise, you are moving right into here toward the end. We will not bring that out until a little later. When that sixth and seventh vial is poured out, that beastly system that has ruled with such cruelty during the last part of the week, while foolish virgins have been slaughtered, and Jewish saints, wherever they can be caught, are killed. I will say this, and you can see it in God’s word, This world’s population is going to be crying and screaming for God to send them some kind of help. People call upon God when things really get bad. In the last year, this disease called SARS, which is more or less a respiratory infection, which we learn has risen in the Far East first, is on people’s mind. Then we had the upsurge of the flu in our country. Already the death toll of the ones that have been hit in America is double to what the average death toll is when we do have an influenza attack in our nation. As I have watched these things develop, I have thought, when the last half of that week has come and modern man is still trying to educate himself and become intelligent enough to deal with everything he expects, he is in for a shock. Man has developed a world of technology and thinks he can live by that, but I have to say, When the time comes that he has nothing left to deal with his health factor, his mentality begins to break down, he cannot figure out what is taking place, where can he go? I am glad that I can say, I am thankful I know Jesus Christ. Jesus is coming very soon. Jesus does not come, under the sixth seal for us, He will come under the seventh seal for us. How many realize that? That is the reason it is constructed that way. That is why it will take spiritual people to really see it in the right order. When that 10th chapter is brought right here, that seventh seal, which is the first verse of chapter 8 is applied right here, because they go together. That lines up everything it takes to complete the Bride. You have nothing else left but in chapter 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, right on through to the end. I have something out of the Seals book that Bro. Branham said during the time he was preaching the seals. This is more or less to better acquaint us with what is going on in our day and hour. He made these statements during the time of bringing the seals. We realize that he said some things to let us know that we are really approaching, even at that time, the very end itself. There is a certain page I want to get, yes, on page 558, at the bottom of the page he is making a statement. At that time he was talking about the third pull. There are still many people today in the following of Bro. Branham, that really do not see what the third pull is all about. They are still looking for the third pull to be something that it is not.

 

READING FROM SEALS BOOK

 

At the bottom of page 558 he said, “Remember, Satan will try to impersonate! He’ll 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.” Now see, at that time, he puts it out here in front. People are looking for something so great and dynamic. But as I read these statements about the third pull, let us try to understand, the third pull had already started. I am going to take you now to another page. Page 562, at the bottom of the page, “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, (He is talking about being up in the canyon with a strange feeling on him.) something just came 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.” Brothers and Sisters that lets me know, that at that time, he was seeing what the third pull began to involve and take in. As we keep on going, On page 564 he said, “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!” Then he comes over on page 565 and gave reference to the dream that I had given to him.

 

ROCK OF REVELATION DREAM

 

I had this dream in the year 1962. We were over in Clarksville. I think the month was October. He came down one Thursday night to preach. When the service was over, somebody pulled into the parking lot with a sick person in the car. They sent word inside asking Bro. Branham to come out and pray for the person. Bro. Branham said, Bro. Junie, come and with me. So we went out to the car. We prayed for the person. Service had already been dismissed so we just stayed outside. At that time, I had never told the dream to him, but I said, Bro. Branham, I have had a dream about you, would you have time for me to relate it to you? He said yes, let’s go to my car. Billy Paul was with him. Billy Paul got in the back seat, Bro. Branham and I got in the front seat. I began to relate to him the dream that I had earlier.

 

THE DREAM

 

I told him, In the dream I saw myself walking by myself through a long countryside, a rolling countryside. As I kept walking I began to realize I was coming off the hills of southern Indiana walking into the Ohio Valley. Then I began to notice from the skyline, I could begin to see the silhouette of people that began to appear. I kept walking toward a certain spot. As we began to near that certain spot, I could see the big gathering of people getting closer together and more congested. I saw this little man standing in the distance beside a large rock that protruded out of the ground. As we kept walking, it seemed as though I was up about three hundred yards from the man. I heard myself yell real loud, Listen to what he says, for he will not always be here. I just kept walking. Then as we all began to get closer, I could hear myself say the second time, Listen to what he says, for he will not always be with us. By that time I am standing close to him by this large rock. This was not a pyramid. It was just a large limestone rock protruding out of the ground. Bro. Branham, at that time, was a man that was very much taken up with the pyramid thing. When he tells about the dream in this, he refers to it as a pyramid, but that is alright. Let that remain in the writings. When we walked up close to the rock, the thing actually was flat. But I noticed about six inches down, there were these big words written, the rock of revealed truth. There was an iron bar laying on top like they use in rock quarries. I watched him take that iron bar and I knew he was the only man that knew how to use it. About six inches down below these big words was a fine crevice. With this iron bar, he jabbed at this crevice. The rod went in and under the rock. I saw him began to maneuver that. The top of the rock was as big as a dining room table. He sled that rock back, exposing all this new limestone, and oh how it sparkled in the sunshine. Then he laid the bar on top of that. Then as he backed away he said, Stand by this. He turned and began to walk out of the crowd. Something in me said, Watch him, so I turned sideways. I was looking at the rock, but out of the corner of my eye I could see his little silhouette, and he was heading west. As he kept going over the horizon, you could see his silhouette rise and get smaller all the time. There were a few of us looking at the rock, but also watching him go west. We finally watched his silhouette disappear completely in the sunset. We knew we would never see him anymore. With that we turned back to look at the rock. Then this great crowd of people began to raise their heads. The first thing they said was, Where did Bro. Branham go? Where did Bro. Branham go? It was like hysteria broke out among them. They began to scream and run in different directions right back from the same direction they came from. As they went further away you could still hear them screaming, Oh Bro. Branham, Oh Bro. Branham. Over the horizon they would go.

 

END OF DREAM

 

That night, sitting in his car, after I had told him the dream I had, his Bible was laying on the dash of his car. He said, Bro. Junie, that is getting ready to be fulfilled. When it does, stick with the word, for they will go after everything, teaching everything. I have to say, They have done every bit of it. I had nothing to do with it. They have done it themselves. Now I want to read a little more about this thing. On page 575 he specifically states, “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.” That is what he said. Brothers and sisters, I have to say tonight, Not a man of the following movement has touched a trumpet, a vial, or anything. Not a one of them has preached the tree of life. They have just taken what he said, and used the quotes, and they have run all over this world saying, This is the message, this is the message, this is the message, if you don’t believe this, you are not in the message. I have been condemned by them in that. But I have to say, when I came to the year of March 1966, which was a few months after his death, I had the dream seeing myself out in the field digging fencepost holes. I saw him come walking up from a distance, on my right side. When he came up, I greeted him. Then he said, Bro. Junie, I want you to go speak for me. The reason I am saying this tonight, I want it to go out over the internet. Not a dream or anything that I have had since his death, amounts to a dime to the movement. When he was alive, yes, he told these things in different messages. But since his death, the movement has not touched one dream. I have to say, Something has happened in the movement. Don’t tell me it hasn’t. I have to say, That is where the movement is tonight. They are hung up on quotes, time, and tonight, they do not even know where they are. They are going in circles. With that in mind, I have to say, The third pull never did stop. Why do you say that Bro. Jackson? Because he said it would be so simple, it would be so the devil could not impersonate it. I will say this, What we have put back there in those Contenders, will never be duplicated by anybody. How many realize that? They don’t want to touch it. Because it is the truth. God has vindicated it and I have to say, I never realized this until just a few months back, that we have been living in the Third Pull and did not even realize what God was doing. Some look at us as though we are some kind of counterfeits. I say to every one of you tonight, We know exactly where we are: the Bible has not been closed to us. It has been laid wide open. I thank God for that.

 

VIALS CONTINUED

 

Looking in the 16th chapter of Revelation and reading about the vials, I got up to a certain point earlier, and because I realized I would need to come back tonight and show you exactly what transpires during that week of time and what actually begins to happen after the antichrist has killed the two prophets. This morning we were right here. (Where the seventh seal is opened and the thunders sound) Therefore we can say as we approach this time factor, The first verse of chapter 8 now is open. The seventh seal is to be made known. Seven thunders will utter right here, as the Bride, the living element on earth will begin to prepare to move over into this time, the week of Daniel. It is then, that Revelation, the 7th chapter, Revelation the 11th chapter, and Revelation the entire 8th chapter, outside of verse 1, will be set in motion simultaneously, not stretched out. It is one right over the other. I said this morning, one, two, three, that is the ministry of the two prophets. It is not universal. It is in the Middle East. Why do you say that Bro. Jackson? I want to show you certain words how they are phrased. It is one thing to read a paragraph, but in the paragraph is a certain word that lets you know timewise where it is applied. Now let us look at this first trumpet. I am not repeating word for word. We have to go back and bring up certain pictures within it so we can see exactly how, when we come into the vials, what is going on. We are going to read the first trumpet. Chapter 8, verse 7, “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: (Notice) and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” Let’s go to the 11th chapter. In the 6th verse, it tells us that these two prophets have power. “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy; (What does that bring? It brings a catastrophic drought. That is why, when that first trumpet is sounded, not only does it involve the turning of water to blood, but something begins to burn up trees and grass. How many realize that? Keep in mind, this only takes place in the Middle East, because it is God’s way of showing Israel she has been blinded through the centuries to the fulfillment of scriptures. She has lived so long under the Torah, she cannot see what her own prophets have written. That is why the political Jews today, which up in front of us will sign a covenant agreement with the antichrist, and the minute the political Jews do that, God sends the two prophets on the scene for judgment. The judgment is only to the nation of Israel and the realm of the Middle East. That first trumpet definitely speaks of a great something that causes the earth and trees, notice, “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. Notice it says the third part. The third part of trees was burnt up and all green grass was burnt up. Where? In the Middle East. But when we do get over to the vials, we are going to find out it is a universal picture. The reason I am bringing this out, is to show you these first three trumpets are judgment to that particular nation. This is going to be seen through televisions around the world, at a time when the rest of the world is rocking on in their scientific achievement and bragging and glorying in it, but they cannot help but watch Israel. For that first three and one half years they are going to see this judgment. That is why I have said, when that dirty old pope who will be the antichrist at that time, sits across over there in the Vatican and looks through the TV tube and sees how the power of God is vindicating those two prophets, don’t tell me something is not going to get a hold of him. The spirit of Satan is going to rise up in that man, and there is going to be a spirit of jealousy get on him, and by the time he watches that for three and one half years, something is going to hit him, just like the night that Judas had taken the Lord’s supper with the disciples, but before they went to wash feet, Judas left the crowd. Jesus said to Judas, What thou doest, go do quickly. The disciples didn’t even know what He meant. Satan entered him. He was definitely ordained to betray his master. When the middle of that week approaches and these two prophets have literally prophesied, and done what have they been doing, you know that old pope is going to resent all of that. All that time there are 144,000 of young Jewish men, sealed with the seal of the living God. It is the Holy Ghost. They have a revelation in their forehead. They know exactly who Jesus Christ is. That is why they have the revelation of the Father’s name. It is in their foreheads, it is a revelation that cannot be erased. Remember though, these three trumpet warnings are only to the Middle East. Then the minute that antichrist crosses the Mediterranean with the European police force, which is not the U.N.: it is united Europe, with the pope behind every bit of it. Brothers and sisters, I want you to know, the middle of the week is the setting. All that is prophesied for that last three and a half years begins right there. That antichrist is going to kill those two prophets and the carnal world will sit back and rejoice. It says it in the 11th chapter. They will celebrate because these two prophets have tormented carnal mankind with these plagues. When the fourth trumpet sounds, that is not a fulfilling of their ministry, that is a token and warning, not only to Israel, but it is a sign to the world, like God says, Now I will give you the devil, now you have the antichrist, because that is his sign. What the first three trumpets had was judgments, primarily to Israel and the Middle East, blood, drought, and those things. Let us now look to the middle of the week and beyond. When we go to the middle of the week, there is no one doing any warning, the 144,000 have already taken their flight. Where have they taken their flight to? To the nations of the world that they have immigrated out of. Young Jewish men, some have been in Russia, some have been in Germany, some from France, some from South America. Whoever they all are, they all speak the languages from the nations they came from. They have been over there in Israel and heard the two prophets, and God has sealed them with a revelation of what is ahead. During the first part of the week, is that the total end time picture? No. It is not the end picture. There has been a great innumerable crowd of Jewish people, men, women, boys and girls that have heard exactly what the two prophets have said. They will know exactly where to go to keep free of the assassins. For what reason? To escape the antichrist that intends to kill every last one of them. I am not mad at you, but I am saying it in a way to let you know, we ought not look at this like a play game. When we really get over here where these vials are being poured out, not just in the middle east, but over the whole planet, that goes to show. God is speaking to the entire human race on earth. There is no prophet down here sounding out, because they rejoice in the fact that they have killed His prophets. Now, what is God going to give them? He is going to give the whole world the sign of blood, drought and so forth. In places there will be great heat and men will languish, cry, scream, and curse God for the heat. You talk about a planetary warmup, it is on the way. How may realize that? God don’t have to go out here and light a stove. For some reason or other, when dry weather sets in, all over this planet, keep in mind it is only three and one half years long. It is sure going to look like everything on this planet is dying. But it is God’s way of bringing judgment on the human race. They had their chance. They did not accept it, so now they have to suffer the consequences.

 

BEING SPECIFIC

 

I want to re-state some of this to be sure it is clear. The first three trumpets are judgment in the Middle East. Because it is what the prophets have power to do, to shut the heavens that it rain not in the days of their prophecy. They can smite waters with blood. But notice, under their ministry, it only happens over one third of the waters. So one third of the waters , lets us know, it is not a universal happening. How many realize that? It is a Middle East judgment from God. Other plagues are fed into it to torment mankind. It is during that first three and one half years, that the 144,000 are sealed. And the woman of Revelation 12, is separated out to know where to hide when the antichrist is determined to kill every one of them. There are two things to look at. Number one, They are to leave the Middle East, and that is so this woman element can get away from the antichrist that is going to try to kill every spiritual person on the face of this earth. Think seriously. Will God take that woman and lead her somewhere to escape death, yet in that geographical place, wherever it is, when His wrath begins to fall, do you think it is going to be enjoyable to live somewhere where you flee to, to keep from being killed, but here is wrath falling everywhere. You are so tormented, you are in such a terrible state of suffering, you even cry to die, is that going to take place where that woman flees? You are not looking at it right if you think that. How many know what I am talking about? That lets me know, between here and that time, wherever that geographical area is, the God of heaven is going to have a house cleaning. That is why it was written in Revelation like it is in the 12th chapter. Keep in mind, in the day that John, on the Isle of Patmos in 96 A.D. had the vision and God showed him this in the 12th chapter, it was already predetermined in the mind of God that there was a place somewhere in the wilderness, designed by God, and the new world had not even been found yet. Think of it. Don’t that tell you how accurate the word of God is? Absolutely precise, is the word. Keep in mind, for the first two hundred and fifty years, the old world referred to the new world as the wilderness country, because we were a giant wilderness. However as the middle of that week comes, not only does that woman flee somewhere geographically to get away from that beastly system, but watch. The other 144,000 that are sealed and have the seal of the living God, they break and begin to go to the nations they came out of. To do what? To preach the everlasting gospel. It is not a gospel of soul salvation? You can read it in the 14th chapter of Revelation, the number one thing they will warn, Do not accept the mark of the beast. The cashless society goes into affect. That devil is going to take hold of the whole economic system of the world, politically, and economically. So the 144,000 will warn all who will hear. Why? Because now they are ready to start enforcing this cashless thing and force people to take the mark. So the 144,00 warm them, Don’t have any part in this thing! Number two, they begin to rebuke this spirit of atheism and say fear God, worship Him that created the heavens and the earth. Get on TV and do that today, and see what happens. It is not accepted. But when that 144,000 come out of that Middle East, and Jerusalem, after having heard the prophets, I have to say they will have a burning revelation of knowing exactly how to come to these nations and God will open the doors for them to do it. There is not a college that will shut their doors to them. Young men, I can see when they stand in these colleges and universities and stadiums, wherever they might be, God is going to cause them to be so anointed and to speak words that is going to get into the heart of young people. It is God’s way in this generation of youth today who have been brain washed, and many even become demon possessed, to salvage some. I am not looking down on young people, but it is a fact our institutions today, think they are educating the young generation for a future era. They have only brain washed them to put them in a category so that God can cause the 144,000 to preach the everlasting gospel to them, which is the last good news that the human race will ever hear. Wherever they go and whatever they do, there is going to be young teenage hearts, that have already seen from the News on TV what has happened, but now here they are looking at young men that came from there. This is going to cause many of them to flock to these meetings to hear these men. God will anoint those men with such a dynamic anointing, those who hear them will stand in awe. That anointing is going to fall on the mind and spirit of young people and they are going to know to stay away from the antichrist system. They will not accept the beast, the mark of it. In their hearts they will begin to reverence the God of creation. Then they begin to point to the old Babylonian religious system. They are the ones that cry out, Babylon is fallen, the system. What time is it? In the last half of the week. That is why I say, by the time the world gets, monetary wise, about half way through the last half of that week, that is the last half of the three and one half years, the Bible shows that the economic systems of the world then will begin to deteriorate. That sets the stage for something else. Now with that in mind, when the fifth trumpet sounds, that is in the 9th chapter, when the fifth trumpet sounds, it is to the world. It coincides precisely with the first vial. Let us turn to the first vial in the 16th chapter, verse 2. “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; (not the Middle East) and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast.” So you see, time wise, you are already past here in studying this, you are over here in the closing of that week. The prophets are dead. Those first trumpets were judgment and warning to Israel. Now it is pointing to this time factor. Not only is it judgment, it begins to become the wrath of God, stage by stage. As we get closer and closer, keep in mind, Jesus Christ comes under the sixth seal, under the seventh trumpet and under the seventh vial. There are not three comings though: all this is coming very quickly. How many realize that? Each picture portrays something that God is going to do in that. That is the way we have to look at it. So when that fifth trumpet is blasted, we turn over here, because it is sounding toward the tribulation hour. We turn to the 16th chapter to see the vials. The first vial is poured out upon the earth. Men will be tormented which have the mark of the beast. You read that first vial and read the fifth trumpet. Let me read the first vial again. “And the first went, and poured out his vial (Notice, where?) upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon (Who?) the men which had the mark of the beast, (That is proof we have passed the middle of the week. Isn’t it? The beast now is applying the mark.) and upon them which worshipped his image.” That is in the last half of the week, not in the first half. Let’s take that and turn back to the fifth trumpet. Because when the fifth trumpet sounds, all hell is turned loose, it is going to be a world wide episode. When we come down here, we will read the 5th and 6th verses of chapter 9. “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days (when that trumpet is sounded and that first vial is poured out) shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” It is going to be hell on earth. It is not just hell on earth in the Middle East: it is going to be hell on earth everywhere. When we come on down to the second vial, notice what it says. (Chapter 16, verse 3,) “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; (This is not just the Middle East. This is a world situation.) and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea.” Under the first three trumpets when the prophets were there, only one third of life in the sea died. How many realize that? So this lets us know, universal waters, are suddenly going to be turned into a terrible situation. When we come on down to the third vial, the reason I am showing you the comparison, is because as these trumpets were being blasted, first, second, and third, by the prophets in the first part of the week, they were judgments on a small scale in the Middle East, but when we pass the middle of the week and the two prophets are no longer in the picture, now the vials, one by one, began to be poured out. The vial is picking up the same thing that was over here in a small scale, and is being poured out universal wise. That is why we can say, that is God’s way of saying to the man of the world, you rejected me, now I will give you hell on earth for a little period. As I looked and compared these scenes while reading them, I thought, It does not change what is contained in the trumpets, it only takes the same affect and multiplies it.

 

FOURTH VIAL

 

As we come further and further through that last part of the week, it gets worse and worse and worse. When we come down to the fourth vial, chapter 16, verse 8, it is really getting bad. “And the fourth angel poured out his vial (notice) upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.” Take that back under the trumpets and the two prophets. They will have power to shut the heavens that it rain not. In that three and one half years there will be a terrible drought in the Middle East. In the days of Elijah, it didn’t rain for three years. When it comes a dry spell in the Middle East, it can get real dry. But there, under the prophets, it only affected one third part of trees, grass, and such. But over here, this becomes a universal picture. And power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. “And men were scorched with great heat, (It is not God building a fire. God just absolutely causes the sun to suddenly be brought into a certain relationship. This past summer Europe experienced a little foretaste, fifteen thousand people died in the extreme heat, the hottest period Europe has ever had. Fifteen thousand died. At different times I heard the News, all the mortuaries were full. They even had to take some dead bodies and store them in certain cathedrals because there was no place to put them. They could not prepare them for burial fast enough. If fifteen thousand people in one summer’s time in Europe perished, the worse in history, Think about it! When we get to the last part of that week of Daniel, and that fourth vial is poured out, don’t tell me it is not going to be hot. I wonder if all the air conditioning is going to be able to work then. I look for power lines to go down because they cannot supply enough energy. As mortal man will do his best to try to create an artificial environment for himself, God is going to be in every bit of it and He is going to let them suffer. Men were scorched with great heat…) and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory.” Still they go on in their own paganistic, anti-God way. That takes place in that last half of the week. I don’t want to be here. I know you don’t either. Now please don’t say to yourself, well I am getting tired of hearing these things, I heard that years ago. I wonder why God had it written? Did you hear me? I wonder why God had it written? He must have seen our generation, our headstrong nonchalant attitude. So don’t say in your heart, I know all about it. No, you don’t. I don’t either, but I can see a little picture and I don’t want to be here. God had this much written for your and my benefit. How many realize that? We don’t have to understand every little iota, but if we can’t begin to see a general picture that is getting ready to come on this world, all because the world as a whole has turned their back on God, then all our other modern technologies and fancy stuff is not going to do us one bit of good. If we do not have in our hearts, and in our spiritual minds, that we can see a picture of what lays before us, it is the knowledge of this that God has shared with you and I, so that we can allow God to prepare our hearts that when the day comes, when that seventh seal is broken, there is where He meets you and me and gives us an understanding of how Jesus is prepared to come and receive us into the heavens. With this in mind, when that fourth vial is poured out, all along these tormenting conditions are building up, getting worse, more severe. But when we get over here and see this fifth vial, that leads to the sixth one, let’s see what begins to simultaneously take place down here. Chapter 16, verse 10, “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; (That is that anti-God system that has been sitting and ruling now. But up until this time God has poured out His judgments and wrath upon the environment and everything in that respect, but now He is taking a look at the seat, the position of authority of the beast. That is Rome itself, right where the antichrist rules from.) and his kingdom was full of darkness; (In other words, this is God’s way of saying, Now then, this system that has ruled and reigned with such terror and with such a grip, I am going to begin to rip and tear it to pieces. No, He is not going to wait until the very last and then tear it to pieces, He is going to start tearing it to pieces. By doing this, He sets the stage for the end climax. So as He pours out His wrath upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom, this lets us know in all that governmental controlling system of the political human beings that helped to execute this antichrist system, something is going to come among it and in it.) and they (who made up this system to rule under such Satanic hatred) gnawed their tongues for pain.” I wonder what happened. They combined themselves together to bring about this kind of kingdom because they were telling the world this was the way, but now all of a sudden God is going to rip it and tear it to pieces. So the ones who make it up are going to gnaw, and scream. Mentally they go berserk. They gnaw their tongues for pain. “And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.” They are still just as ungodly and evil as they ever were. That is the fifth vial. The world is moving closer to the end. Now to show you how fast time is progressing, and the world is moving rapidly toward the end, we look at this sixth vial, verse 12, “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; (Right where the four angels were, back here when chapter 7 was set in motion. Hold back the winds, don’t blow on the earth or anything. Don’t hurt anything until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. So the angels kept still. But now we are coming toward the end. When that sixth vial is poured out, geographical conditions begin to develop in the Middle East again.) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” What does this sound like? That the antichrist system has now about reached the extremity of its rule. No, it is not over, but it is getting ready for God to bring the whole week to its end. So it goes to show this battle of Armageddon has to be fought within the boundaries of this week before it closes out. Not over here after the week, it is fought before the week closes. That goes to show when that sixth vial is poured out, it has a geographical affect, not only will there probably be a drastic drought in the area, but figuratively it all goes back to ancient times. I have read the histories of wars. In ancient times, high in the mountains, which is the watershed area of the Euphrates and Tigress coming down through here, when the snow waters would melt, down in the plains around the ancient city of Babylon, floods would come. The Euphrates in many places was known to be very shallow, but extremely wide. It would create on the outer regions, soft quagmires. During those seasons, no army that moved on horseback or camels, dared to cross them, because the animals would become bogged down in the quicksands of this wet marshy land. So this goes to show that when that happens, you and I know that in reality the river doesn’t have to be dried up for modern armies to come across, because modern armies will come by mechanized aircraft. All those kings of the east are going to come by modern means of transportation. But I want to show you something right now, because, for the last two years, all we have heard about North Korea, she is absolutely investing in atomic weapons. The little pit bulldog that she is, she is threatening the United States that if we pressure her too hard, they will retaliate. The reason I bring this in is to show you, between now and that time, America will lose her influence in the Far East. We will no longer have thirty seven thousand troops in South Korea. And we will no longer have strong military naval bases on the islands of the Pacific. Something is going to push us out of there. Because as long as we are there, we are a military force that helps to decide what the Far East is able to do. But if something does strike us one of these days that knocks us out of our presence in the Pacific once and for all, North Korea and China will be free to swallow up the whole eastern world. And even if the European beast is ruling from the Middle East all through Europe, don’t ever think that beast system will dominate the Oriental world. It will not. But once these 144,000 are beginning to condemn the Babylonian system, by that time these ten horns in Europe are slowly, politically and economically, beginning to get an anti-religious attitude about the Catholic Church. That is why when you read the 18th chapter of the book of Revelation, it plainly tells you also in the 17th chapter that the ten horns will hate the whore and burn her with fire. What does that all mean? Not over here will it do it, they will do it right in here. (Chart) When they begin to close the doors and start to cut off the Catholic Church’s financial influence and possessions, those ten horns will confiscate properties. When it is all over, Europe will become complete anti-God. Do you know what that is going to do? That is going to create a nervous economic situation in the world economy. Don’t say it will not, It will. When that economic tremor begins to set up in the total world economic setup, you may say Bro. Jackson, how do you know what you are talking about? I know this much, this present war we have been involved in over there has brought the American dollar to a shaky point. Have you watched the stock markets? The Canadian dollar today is worth almost a dime more than it was twelve years ago. It was worth about sixty eight cents, now the last I have seen it, it is seventy seven cents. So some of these other currencies now are climbing in value. The European euro is climbing also, while the American dollar is slowly declining. America, from WW2 until now, has been the stabilizing monetary means of the world, but I have to say, the hour will come when we will no longer be the economic stabilizing factor of the world. But as ours goes down, Europe’s will come up. That makes it biblically in line. That is why I have to say, when you bring the 17th chapter in there, and this 144,000 with the everlasting gospel, they will absolutely announce doom to the economic structure of Romanism. The ten horns will turn, they will become completely anti-God. They will confiscate the properties of that apostate system of religion. It is going to set up a tremor. By the time that tremor begins to reach back to the Far East, don’t tell me the Chinese are not going to begin to grin. I can see that bunch of Chinese communists begin to look at one another and say, If we are ever to strike the west, now is our time. That is why the Euphrates when that sixth vial is poured out, dries up: It is to prepare the former barrier so that as the end of the week gets closer, out of the Far East will come the hordes of the oriental Communist armies. God is going to bring them down into a little country by the name of Israel to meet the west face to face in the valley of Megeddo. God calls it His winepress. The west and east is going to become locked in a bloody battle for world economic supremacy. But the European beast comes out the victor. How many realize when that battle is over, the orientals have lost out completely? Yes, and it is going to be such a devastating war, blood will flow to the bridle of the horses. The battle of Armageddon is the last blood bath the planet ever has. That is a long way from being a miracle war right there. How many realize that? This is a fight to the finish. This is God’s way of saying this is the last man made war that He will ever allow to be fought on this planet. From there, time moves fast. Time is moving toward the end. The battle is all over, and now, immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sixth seal goes in motion, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall withdraw its light, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken, as a fig tree casts her untimely figs. Then shall appear the sign of the coming of the Son of Man. Not mysteriously, but physically, as seen in the 19th chapter of Revelation. Look at that devilish antichrist system with all her laser weaponry and everything. Oh yes, they had a bloodbath in that battle, but they don’t know what they are going to get here, when the Lord returns. Nevertheless they are gathered somewhere to meet Him. Imagine that: They had a victory in the battle of Armageddon, so now they are ready to take on the Lord and His heavenly forces. This is the fulfillment of the sixth seal, hanging here, and also the seventh trumpet, and the seventh vial. As that sign appears in heaven, in the 19th chapter, the beast and the false prophet, and the dragon, which is the devil, are gathered together to make war against Him that sitteth on the white horse. He is not yet on earth, but they are going to try and find Him and keep Him from getting to earth. All that time that sign is hanging there, do you know what they are going to be doing down here? The rich and the poor, and the weak and all, will flee to the mountains and cry, Hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. While they are ready to turn their F-16’s and F-17’s and this and that loose upon Him, out of His mouth goes a sharp two edged sword. He is not a fire eater, but he has the authority, so when out of that mouth comes the authority, I have to say, nature begins to become expressed, volcanoes and so forth. Down in the bowels of the earth, she will heat up fast. Suddenly volcanoes will begin to belch. The air will be full of ash. It will be belching fire. Forest fires will be sparked. Lava running everywhere. People running and trying to get away from this terrible scene. That is why it says, and they will flee to the rocks and the mountains and cry, hide us from Him. But the mountains will go to the sea, earthquakes will shake them. I can see continental barriers, coastlines sinking. New coastlines coming up. Mammoth tidal waves sweeping the oceans, sweeping inland five, six, ten miles, taking every little town and village in the way, taking it back to the ocean, flushing it just like a commode. What is God doing? He will slay the wicked and their dead bodies will lie from one end of the earth to the other. He does it with the sword proceeding out of His mouth. He is not coming with some kind of super weaponry. He uses nature. When you read the 13th chapter of Isaiah and Isaiah 24, it plainly tells you what He is going to do. This planet will reel like a drunk man, stagger. All He has to have is two terrible volcanic eruptions belching to set the gas pressure which starts the earthquakes. Then this planet will begin to feel something. Imagine these giant tidal waves. That is why there are seventy five days in here. Man will not be able to control anything. They are the days of His wrath. But thanks be to God, I am glad the Bible was so precise. But blessed is he that cometh to the end of those days. That is not the saints. That is that mortal man that God has hid and protected from what goes on down here. He has preserved them and kept them from being destroyed, because they had heard and taken heed to the everlasting gospel. That is why, no matter how this planet shakes, no matter how he slays the wicked with the sword out of His mouth, and their dead bodies will lie from one end of the earth to the other, the Creator who gave life, knows how to preserve those people, that the gospel was sent out to preserve. I hope you understand this much, and before the Bride leaves this world, she will know every prophetic verse there is in this book. I leave that with you as I close this out. I don’t know anything, it is all by the grace of God. I will say this, Nobody else has ever touched on this to teach it. May God use it, and may He bless and keep all of you. Amen.