We ended the November issue while speaking of the mystery woman of Revelation chapter 12; so that is where this issue will pick up: speaking of how the Jews condemned Jesus to be crucified; and how it was necessary for the Romans to carry it out, rather than the Jews.
When consent was finally given to write some kind of inscription over the head of Jesus, it was not Jesus of Nazareth, Savior of the world that they wrote: It was Jesus of Nazareth, ruler of the Jews. That shows she (Israel) was pregnant sometime before that; She was with child, a man child that was to rule all nations. Potentially He was, and is to do exactly that; but we can say this, according to the plan of God the ruler ship part was put off so He could first become the Savior of the world and in the dispensation of time, you and I could be brought into the family of God. This helps us see why, When we come to the end of verse 5, it says “And her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.” That is exactly when Christ rose from the dead and was seen of many brethren over the space of forty days. After that He ascended up on high and sat down on the right hand of authority and power, and He has been there in the role of HIgh Priest ever since. Well verse 6 says this, “And the woman fled into the wilderness.” Yes, by revelation we know that 6th verse jumps a span of two thousand years and brings you to the hour we are right now looking forward to. The woman being brought back to her land: God is bringing her back with all twelve tribes: getting her ready to fulfill verse 6. Verse 5 was fulfilled almost two thousand years ago. Yes God is reestablishing her as she was before; but this time it is even better than back then. That has to be according to Ezekiel 36. That same old devil, through a revives Roman system, under the leadership of one of the popes, which no doubt is just ahead, will again become a terror to her. When you take this to the 13th chapter, and also the 17th chatter, then to the 7th and 14th chapters, it all blends together showing us that when the week of Daniel comes, and that antichrist signs that covenant with this woman nation, and then when the middle of the week comes, something is going to happen to change the whole program of how it looks and the devil is again going to use this restored Roman ecosystem to set an antagonistic spirit against the restored nation of Israel. Out of Israel, there will be an element that will hear and believe those two prophets of Revelation 11; and somewhere in the earth God will have already prepare a nation, and element of people in that nation socially, politically and economically, to fulfill His word. That is where the thousands Jews that make up this woman element of the Jews will flee to while the dirty devil, through the Roman Empire, will try his best to destroy her. Let us watch the last verses here. (Revelation 12:13-17) “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought fortk the man child. (14) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, unto her place, where is nourished for a time, times, and a half a time, (3 1/2 years) from the face of the serpent. (15) And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a floor (a flood of persecutions) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (16) And the earth helped the woman, (That does no mean a few rock and some dirt got together and said, Let us do something about this predicament: It rather proves that word earth, really symbolizes a people somewhere that are separated from the old European continent and that beast system.) and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. (17) And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commands of God, (Jews under the law) and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” That pertains to all who believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation. (Foolish virgins which are left here when the when the bride is raptured.) When the dragon saw the he was cast into the earth, (according to Revelation 12:7-9 and Daniel 12) he went to make war with the saints. That is why Daniel 12:1 says, There will be a time of trouble, such as there never was before, and neither shall there be hereafter. That is what it is all talking about. He persecuted (still future as we speak) the woman which brought forth the man child. “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, (That speaks of the message of the two prophets that will preach in the first half of that last week of time, according to Revelation 11) that she might into the wilderness into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one half years) from the face of the serpent.” (The beastly system of Europe.) I have not gone into on these examples I am using simply because we have fully explained every bit of it over the years so many times through the years; and I feel that we ought to be able to mention enough to provoke your thinking without having to go fully into every avenue of it. If you have been sitting here for years, and still do not understand these things that have been taught so thoroughly, what is the problem? That is what I feel about the people who at under Bro. Branham’s ministry all those years and still missed what God sent him to this generation to do. If you do not understand by now what the man’s purpose was in God sending in, from the gospel standing, and from the prophetic standpoint, considering all the things he touched somewhere in his preaching, and what the word of God says about that Elijah ministry, I just have to say, What did you hear? I would have to say also, What have you been listening to for the past thirty years? I do not say this just to make you go home and cry. That is not my intention; but what I do think it is a sham when people go for years on end hearing various things taught and still do not understand them. I will be honest with you, If I sat listening to something for twenty years, or ten year, or whatever, and still did not understand it, I would have to say, it is no one’s fault but my own. I hope you have not just been sitting here counting flies on the ceiling. If so, shame on you. That is not how we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord. The seventh seal will be opened somewhere just in front of where we are today and when it is, remaining time for Gentiles will be ending. God will be ready to once again deal exclusively with the Jews. I did not say it was going to opened din 1994; and I did not say it would be opened in 1995; but there is only one seal left to be opened: and it will not be very far from now. Will you agree with me? We do not even know exactly what it is: We just believe it has something to do with the wrap up of Gentiles time and because of that I have to say, If we are true children of God, we are going to know everything there is to know about it when the time comes. If it was important for us to know back here what the first six seals pertained to, it will be important for us to know what this one is, in that appointed time. It is for the Bride alone. I am persuaded of that. The denomination church world could not care less about the revelation of the seals. No sir. Go into a Baptist Church and pass out the Seals book and see kind of response you receive. I don’t want that thing! That is probably what you would hear. The Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, Christian Church, the Catholic, they are all alike: they do not want anything that is precious to a bunch of fanatics like us. They do not want anything that is previous to a bunch of fanatics like us. (That is what they think of us, simply because we believe the Bible and hold to what God reveals to us instead of following their man-made traditions. What we see in the bible is irrelevant to their theology. But while they will sneer at it, I just have to say, Thank you Lord! Why? Because it tells me where I was, why I was there, why I needed a Savior; and where I am in time, as I look toward the coming of the Lord. Therefore when I put 1994 plus on our chart we are using, that means somewhere in front of us, whether it is two years, three years, give years, seven years, or what, it will not be long until He comes. This generation will see it. When the time is right and God sees our hearts are right and we know how to walk with God in unity, and in understanding, and we have peace with ourselves and are not in doubt as to what we believe, and we are ready to stand on it, that seal will be broken and all loose ends tied up. God himself will coordinate that way, When that seal is broken will be too late for procrastinators to being to make themselves ready. Oh I pray that some of you do not have the idea, Well I hear so much about the seals, and I have heard so much on the godhead, I am just getting tired of the whole thing: I think I will just go back to the Baptist Church. If the early church would have even dared to think like that, this thing would have died in the first century. You would have only read about Christianity at he library. I want you to know, A sincere walk with God, and fellowship with Him, so He can literally talk to you through His word, by the direction of His spirit is a precious thing. He can cause His word to be illuminated in you understanding and cause you to enjoy the most blessed fellowship it is possible to have. These people that are content to buy a sack full of candles to light up, find little satisfaction in what they are doing and they are totally void of any revelation of the word of God. Ask one of them to pray for you and you will hear, Well I will light a candle for you. Someone just told me the other day about talking to a certain person; and he was going to light a candle for him. I thought to myself, He was going to do something the personal but how much good was it going to do? He just as well build a fire in a drum stove. At leave someone could have received some benefit that. Oh the lazy attitude some people have about walking with God. Then they will go get these little things and wear them around their neck and that supposedly makes holy. The same devil that can take a sinner and make him sick, can you make you sick. You can put all of that junk around your if you want to; but I assure you, There is no protection in any of it. You have to have God in your heart and soul, and allow Him to lead you and control your life. There is where the benefit lies.
How To Look At Various Things Of Controversy
Let us return to the 10th chapter of Revelation just to remind ourselves one more time of this passage of scripture and to get it our minds how we must look at it. Here is one thing I would like to bring out in this. The 7th verse which mentions the 7th angel messenger, which is pertaining to the age of Laodicea, (for that is where his ministry existed) as we look at the chart it is between these two point sin time. The fact that it is mentioned here, makes it look like that is when the 7th seal was to be opened; but notice, it is not even written in the 10th chapter: it is written at the first part of the 8th chapter. However the opening of the seventh seal recorded in verse one of chapter eight does truly have its effect applied in what is record in chapter ten. The opening of that 7th seal absolutely sets in motion the contends of what is contained in the 10th chapter, and of course we already know that is during of those seven thunders; but because this 7th verse is here, which refers to the 7th angel messenger, some people just automatically think, well that means when the 10th chapter comes around in time factor for fulfillment, the messenger to this age has to be on earth. But no. That is not the case. here is what we have to look at. During the time he preached, he touched on every major doctrinal issue there is in the gospels and the epistles. Everything from godhead, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, all those things that are relative to the gospel of Jesus Christ, he preached on them. That is why many times he would hit he pulpit and say, It is time to get back to the word! We know denominationalism took the scriptures, the gospels, split it up and gave it their own traditional interpretations, and could not have cared less what anyone outside of their denominational walls thought about it. Those who did not like their denominational view were free to go sit in their own systems; and none of them were even thinking were would ever come a time in the plan of God that He would change the order of events; but that is why this spirit of Elijah had to return. I realize there are people out there today, when you talk about this man and mention his name, they automatically say, There they go again, talking about a man: What do we need with a man? Well I say we needed that man just as much as those Jews, 2000 years ago, needed John the Baptist. That bunch of Pharisees and Sadducee were so set in their ways and traditions, they were like rocks set in concrete. No wonder they could not understand a thing Jesus was saying. They thought he was a devil that had come wreck their program. Well their program was not worth two cents as far as any spiritual benefit was concerned; and Jesus did come to wreck their traditional programs; but He WAS NOT sent by the devil: He was sent by the Great Creator Himself. It is the same way with the Gentile religious world. They have done the gospel just like the Judaistic leaders of the people had done the Law and the prophets. Therefore we can actually say when we come the year 1963, when there was a revelation given of the six seals which were broken in heaven, that this was a turning point for the true Church. Keep in mind the fact that it was in 1963 that this took place, for that lets us know that in the heavenly realm God was looking down upon His creation and saw that it was time that a revelation be given to a certain element of people that were ready to grasp it. From that time on until that 7th seal is broken and the thunders are sounded, is going to be this transitional period which we read about in this 7th verse. We do not know when the 7th seal is going to be broke. WE do not know when the thunders will sound. It can be next year, two years, three years, or four years from now but we know whenever the time does come, that angel will be on earth just as read here in the first verses of this chapter. We can see exactly that the scroll will be opened. Redemptive work has come to and end. That is why when that angel’s feet stand upon the earth, one foot on the land and the other on the sea, and He cries with a loud voice, then immediately, seven thunders will sound their voices. They have to utter something relative to the coming of Jesus Christ for His church. Therefore if we did not have 7th verse in here this would not make people think that the 7th angel messenger has to be on earth at the time of fulfillment of that 10th chapter. We can see by now, that from 1963, (I realize I have 1969 on the chart; but that is there because that is when he left the scene.) his ministry really began to have a great impact; and that which was added to the message really rounded out the total picture, which to me completed it for that period of time that we see signified here. This is what era of time when the mystery of God as He had revelated to His servants the prophets should be finished. Anyone should know that word SHOULD is a word that does not describe instantaneous accomplishment. It means a period of from the starting of something until it is complete; ad God himself is the author of that time factor. Therefore the point is, When we hear these thunders sound, whether it is 1995, 1996, 2000 or wherever, we can this, the 7th seal and the 7 thunders that will sound will absolutely bring and end to everything that is relative to the bride to put her in position to be taken out of here. We also realize that this will not take place ten years before the seventieth week of Daniel begins. God will be ready to activate that week of time when He is finishing up with the bride Church. You have to keep everything in line. When the apostle Paul said in 2nd Thessalonians concerning the coming of the Lord and our gathering together unto Him, we cannot crowd it in anywhere until it is time: It will not come until first the falling away has reached it fullness. The falling away that Paul wrote of is more than what we have witnessed down through the years of certain individuals. This will be an overall condition that will bring about the revealed of the man of sin (the antichrist). He has not yet been revealed. We know this office, we know the origin of it, we know from what spirit he comes but whether it is this pope, the next one, or the next one, we have to realize when it means reveal it literally means the world, from its political, economic, and military, will absolutely have to be identified in this whole framework. Some people have the idea that this man of sin is going to come on so secretly and slip into someone’s office somewhere and sign an economic agreement; and the thing thing they know someone says, Do you not know that covenant has already been signed? Do not picture it like that. When Paul said he would be revealed, it literally means he is going to be introduced to the world. When we are down at Bro. Warren’s a while ago, I am sure the brother said this to me did not realize how it sounded; but the last night we were there we were all shaking hands, he said, Bro. Jackson, I really enjoyed what you said tonight. You know what the Lord revealed to me, and I believe he said last year or in 1992. I said, no. He said, the Lord revealed to me that antichrist was going to that week of covenant in 1993. Now please, every human being that is a child of God has their right to feel that we are getting close to the end of time but when the man of sin is revealed to this world not he political economic and religious stage, it is not going to be based on the fact that God told me somewhere secretly and no one else know a thing about it. How many understand? We have got to get our senses anchored to something concrete. If we do not, even though we are approaching the end, we are rustling leaves, we are playing with these important things like kids play with a new toy. I want to get out of here to; but but I do not want to marr the picture God wants to put together for us to walk by. Whenever the time does come for that seal to be broken, where is it be broken? Not in Rome: In heaven. How are going to know that it is broken? Just think how it was when the six seals were broken and revealed? There was an instrument her eon earth that let us know. No one knew ten years in advance what was in store. Did they? It was only in the previous months leading up to that hour that God began to deal with the man, and even dreams were beginning to foretell this thing. I have to believe if we will walk with God and keep our heads on our shoulders the right way, and keep the picture in front of us at it should be, there is not doubt dreams will again come turn to the picture letting people know that the hour is approaching when that seal will be broke in heaven. Just as sure as you are sitting here, whenever it is, you can rest assured every child of God on earth that is to represent that living element of the generation that is to see the climax of all this will be in on it. They are going to be in a spiritual position and condition that the Spirit of God will reveal those men chosen of Him to be those instruments He will cause those voices to be sounded through. it will not be something that someone has to be smart enough to calculate. How many times I have heard people say, Who do you think they are? The more you try to think, This one is, and that one is, the more you will find that none of your calculations are right. Just as sure as people begin to plan it, it is never very long until in their minds they begin to organize it. We have absolutely got to walk with God with out mind’s open, saying, It is not my will, it is not the way I want it, it is the way you want it Lord. he will give us a little insight to the era we are living in and allow us to see that we are approaching that point in time; but we have to keep ourselves free from private interpretations let we end up like the little boy who wound his watch so tight it would not run at all: It was locked up. (I did that one time. You those old dollar watches we could buy back in the 1930s, would run and run and run; But if you wound the thing too tight it would just lock up. You had to go into ti and get the wheels turning again. We just have to realize that even though this 7th verse if Revelation 10 may sound like the 7th angel is on earth at the time of its climax, it really means all of this is a product of what has been accomplished thought the sounding of that 7th angel; but it comes to full realization over here third some, or forty years later. It is brought to completeness based on the fact the 7th angel’s message had already been sounded in a prior interval of time. In 1963, as I have said many times, All of a sudden here cam some saying Jesus is off the mercy seat: There can be no one else saved because the High Priest is not on the mercy seat. Saints of God, Jesus IS NOT OFF THE MERCY SEAT! Just think how many of you sitting here now would still be lost and doomed for hell is what they were proclaiming back then had really been true. I am glad he is still on the mercy seat. Thirty years ago, the grace would have been over with, if that had been true. Think how many human being have been not since then. Look at these young people sitting here. They did not even exist. That thought handing over our society today, You cannot be saved because the voice has already sounded, makes me shutter. Those who say Jesus is off the mercy seat are void of revelation. That is why we have to see that the voice was established, and the fact that God took the instrument He used to sound that voice, from us, in 1965, that did not stop the voice. No. It was then that voice really began to go forth. We just have to believe that up until this very hour Jesus is still on the mercy seat, making it possible for souls somewhere in the earth today to hear of, and be included in the plan of God because of the effects of that voice. According to all indications in teh world, time is running out though; but not without warning. It is very evident that we are nearing the ending of time now: because you do no hear of very many that are concerned about this message anymore. Just a few here and there. All these indications let us know we could be getting very close to the end. Knowing that there is just one seal left and seven thunders, there is very little left in reference of the epistles and the gospels as we have been bringing out, yet to be fulfilled. We have a couple things we are going to touch on a little later because we want to bring this whole picture up to date. As for the breaking of that 7th seal, how many times has it been said when Bro. Branham was still here, It takes and Old Testament prophet to revive this, (quoting Amos 9) because the word of the Lord comes only to the prophet. When we looked at it in light of his ministry (at that spirit of Elijah) he had every right to talk like that; but we must remember what his ministry was. It was to turn the hearts of the end time children back, not forward. Back to what? Something that had previously existed. That had to be the faith of the apostolic fathers. That is what he kept pointing to. When we look at that faith of the apostolic fathers, that was teh word of God for the dispensation; but man had started from it. he had substituted it with the formality. That is why from 500 AD on through the Dark Ages that Roman system literally diluted, substituted, and traditionalized the whole gospel that the early Church had written in all the epistles. Therefore by the time you come to 11th century through the 15th century, those were the darkest traditional centuries of the whole Christian era of time. God saw that is was necessary for something to be done to restore the Church back to activity: Otherwise Christendom as it existed right then, was to perish from the face of the earth. Why? Because political system sin Europe were already beginning to rise, especially in France. They were so sick of the power of the papacy they were looking for ways to get our from under that system. That is why Napoleon in 1787 and 1789 did what he did. When he dethroned the Pope and died in prison, and a young man was set on teh throne, who was only a figure heard, a paper printed in Europe, I have it somewhere in my files, the editor of it said, Catholicism is dead and who will come to its recuse. Why would it say that? Because is head had been wounded. When we come to our own hour of time, whether it is 1995, 1996, or whatever it is, just think how many people over this world today are saying, Well he (Bro. Branham) has to come back, because it takes an Old Testament prophet to finish this thing out. Look how the devil has blocked their minds. They do not even know how this Bible is put together. The Old Testament was written by writing prophets. John the Baptist was the interlinking one. He never wrote one chapter in this book; but he preached what the Old was, and launched the thought of the dispensation you and 1 are living in from the revelation he had from the Old Testament. Jesus came along and gave the disciples the framework the New Testament is built upon. In every epistle in this entire New Testament you find the word of God for this hour of time. It was not written by Old Testament prophets. It was preached by New Testainent apostles and prophets and written by some of those same men. That is why the apostle Paul writes in (Ephesians 3:4-6) “Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) (5) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; (6) That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” When you read further it says we are built upon the holy foundation of all the apostles that started this and the revelation of what the Old Testament prophets had written. That is really what the church is built upon. When you look at the New Testament, Jesus, in the New Testament era, was a prophet; but the apostle Paul, which was the star messenger of that hour, never did refer to Jesus as the Old Testament prophet. Keep in mind, The Jews of the hour He existed in, when they did see He was the Messiah, they see him from the Law side; and refer to him as the prophet of Nazareth. Will you agree with me? On the other hand, the apostle Paul in the Hebrew epistle referred to Jesus as being the apostle and High Priest of our profession. Therefore when He ascended on high He sent back gifts, which pertain to callings and those callings are all at-tributes of His total make up. If He is the apostle and High Priest of our profession, then every apostle that was sent forth in the first period was a reflection of Jesus Christ. Every prophet was a reflection of that prophetic nature that already was in Christ. However none of them were writing prophets: They were preaching prophets. Every one of those callings were in Christ Jesus. He was the apostle. He was the prophet. He was an evangelist; and thank God: He was a Lamb. Did He not go about preaching from place to place? He was the teacher, because many of them referred to Him as the great teacher. He was also a pastor: which means shepherd. He is the shepherd and bishop of our soul’s. All five offices of the five fold ministry are callings that are all wrapped up in Jesus Christ. When the Holy Ghost was sent back on the day of Pentecost, then God, by the Spirit, broke up those offices and placed them in the Church body. In that hour when the faith was going forth, that was the ministry we read about in 1st Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4. Therefore when that type of ministry was gone, then the unadulterated word of God began to disappear. That is why when you come down through the Dark Ages and out into the Reformation period, none of those systems of religion ever see God sending apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers any more. They believe in pastors; and they have their evangelists; and they even have what they call teachers; but they sure protest the idea of apostles and prophets in this Gentile dispensation. They do not want their little system which they have all flowered and decked up, touched by an apostle or a prophet. Let me say this though, I this man who lived over here (Bro. Branham) had a ministry which was to return us back to the true revelation of the word of God, then the returning back also sets the stage over here for God to add back into the Church apostles, and prophets, and evangelists, pastors and teachers. We can ask the question, FOR THE PAST THIRTY YEARS FROM 1963 UNTIL NOW, WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN? WHERE ARE THEY? This message has gone around the world. It has gone into every nation. It has been proclaimed by many and em-braced by thousands, and it has been studied by untold multitudes of preachers and others: Yet look what they have done with it. Have they glorified God? They have not. They have glorified Satan: because they have presented it in a way that has made a mockery out of the whole thing. It is true, that some of it has been done in spiritual ignorance; but some of it has been for selfish, human motives: simply because of their spiritual condition. As I have said so many times through the years, This message brought to this age by the messenger to the age will do one of two things for you: It will put you in this Bible and allow you to dress yourself for the heavenly Bridegroom, or it will eventually throw you so far away from reality you are just an instrument for the devil’s junk yard. After thirty years, the earth is full of human beings with warped and twisted minds who will never be able to see their way back into this book. They have quotes so they can quote you more books than you even know about; but what a shame that they have no revelation. The apostles never had tape re-orders. They did not even have Bibles. They had no radios, nor TV’s; but they did have the Spirit of God. The only Bible they knew in that hour was the Old Testament. What we see written in these epistles was something written in their hearts. As they proceeded forth, and as the. Church collectively enlarged, It be-came necessary because of conditions that arose, that from out of the heart’s of those apostles, the epistles were written which declared to all people, even you and I today, what that faith the New Testament Church was founded upon, really was, and still is. It was the truth then, and it is still the truth today. It is a fact though, that a lot of people just do not want this kind of truth; because it separates them from society at large and separates them from the modernistic religious realm. They just do not want to pay the price of separation. People are proud to be part of certain realms of society; and they do not want any-thing to disrupt that. That is just the way unregenerate mankind is: They want enough religion to lean upon at times; but they are not willing to pay the price for the real thing.
MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN
Naturally we do not know exactly when that seventh seal will be broken; but if you have understood what we have been trying to say in this message, when those seven thunders sound, that is when the mighty angel cries out again, that time shall be no more. That means, Now it is over. The only time left then is whatever time it takes for those thunders to have their effect universally on behalf of those who are ordained to benefit by them. Let us look at these seals. Think seriously now: because for thirty years the revelation of those first six seals has been in printed form and sent around the world and not one denominational system dares to take a look at them. That lets me know it was not for them. It is for a certain people that God is going to allow to be brought into the main stream of activity of what He is doing, to call out a bride and get her ready to be taken to glory. Even among all that He calls, it is as the scripture says, Many are called but few are chosen. Somewhere along the line many become eliminated by various circumstances and conditions. I am thankful as we do draw closer to the end of time, to know that there is an element of believers in the earth that have progressed spiritually right on through the years, a people that I feel do truly know in their head’s what the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which was preached by the apostles of the first age, really was. For that reason, we all have the same outlook toward what is yet left to be fulfilled before the bride Church leaves here. We all have the revelation of what the first six seals pertain to. I will never forget the night Bro. Branham preached on the fifth seal. Our Brother here in the congregation, having been in WW2 in Europe, (I myself was in the Pacific) it was known by us some of the things that followed: Here came the many journalistic writings of how so many Jews had been slaughtered, so when he (Bro. Branham) read that passage of scripture, and he saw under the altar the souls of them that had been beheaded, and John heard them cry out, How long 0 Lord holy and true, wilt thou not avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth, our ears perked up. Naturally when you read it in that setting you wonder, Where does that fit in? What does it pertain to? When he brought out how there were those martyred Jews that was sent to the gas chambers and firing squads in the hour of Hitler, it began to make sense. I had a person tell me, Bra Jackson, the prophet brought it out that this pertained to all those Jews that had been slaughtered back through time? I said to him, If that is what you are saying, let me say this, It is true that there were a lot of Jews martyred in the Spanish Inquisition: We all know that; but that took place a long time ago. It was a long time between the 13th century when they were martyred and 1945, when Hitler had racked up his score. I believe you will all agree with that? When John saw this vast number under the altar in the fifth seal, before anything was said to them to console them, he saw these white robes being brought and given to them. That had to be by angelic beings. The soul’s of those martyred people were first clothed (with what?) white robes: Just notice as we read it. (Revelation 6:11) “And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. After they are clothed, it was said to them, Rest a little season. That should tell you that it is definitely pointing to people that have been killed a short time prior to the hour when the devil will repeat the same thing: Simply be-cause the little season cannot be any longer than a human generation. When he (Bro. Branham) said those things, do you know what that does to people who lived back in the era of WW2? That should let them know that the little season cannot last beyond that generation of people. That is why if we look at these things right, it begins to let you put together a picture that is moving toward a completeness. Therefore when those thunders are sounded, wherever that hour of time is, time for the Gentiles will not continue on another five or ten years. No saints: The mystery of God is finished, as God hath declared, past tense, by the mouth of all his holy prophets. You are going to look back to the Old Testament for that. That is why we started out with what did in the Old Testament prophets. First we looked to Abraham’s hour. In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (the 17th chapter of Genesis) The apostle Paul picks it up when he writes to the Romans in the 4th chapter. That is why you and I, as we sit here today being partakers of this divine grace, are really seed of Abraham by faith: not genetically, but because we come under that covenant which is by faith. In him and the seed after him, which was Isaac, coming on down to Christ, shall all the families of the earth be blessed. God has multiplied his seed both from the faith angle as well as from the genetic angle. As God finishes up His work here with the Gentile people, there is not too much more in this Bible that is relative to the gospel hour. How many realize that? Somewhere in front of us we are waiting for that 7th seal to be opened and for those thunders to sound their voices. When that hour has come, then you and I are going to be able to understand why that 7th verse is in the 10th chapter of Revelation. WHEN THOSE SEVEN THUNDERS SOUND, WE KNOW FROM THAT POINT ON IT IS OVER, THERE IS NO MORE SALVATION NO MORE CONVICTION. NO MORE RECEIVING THIS OR THAT FOR GENTILES: THE GENTILE CHURCH IS FINISHED. JESUS IS READY TO COME FOR HIS BRIDE. We have been made partakers of this blessed thing based on the fact that there had been that voice in the earth. I am thankful to God for the fact there was a voice. I know the denominations could not care less; but it is precious to us. They can preach the coming of Christ, they can tell you with tears how much they love the Lord Jesus; but do they really? In vain do they worship ME, saith the scriptures. When Jesus stood one day saying to the Pharisees, In vain do you worship, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men, He was talking to Pharisees then, in respects to worshipping God; but when you bring that to this hour, the Gentiles as a whole are doing the very same thing. They will say, Oh you are a cult. Did they not accuse Paul of the same thing right in the book of Acts? Paul even testified, In the way they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers. We do not know the exact hour that the Lord will come; but we do know this for sure, We have no time to play around and get our wedding garment spoiled. We need to keep everything spotless, clean and ready so that when that hour of time comes, wherever it is at in front of us, our spirits will be ready to receive everything else we need.
THE 144,000 SERVANTS OF GOD
We have already looked at the woman of Revelation 12, and know that she represents an element of the total society of Jewish people. When I say that I am not talking about every human being of Judaism, or Jews. I am talking about a selected element of the Jewish society, that when the first part of the 70th week of Daniel has appeared, those two prophets of Revelation 11, will
definitely inform that Jewish woman element: so that when the middle of the week comes, she will know where to flee to, to escape the wrath of the antichrist. Those two prophets are the ones that are really going to tell the Jews that this man Israel has signed a covenant with, will literally seek to destroy our nation of people. While those two prophets are preaching and prophesying there in Israel, there is another element of Jewish people God has His hand upon. Actually you have come to the middle of that 70th week: when the ministry of the two prophets has ended. You can say they are now in that interval of time, dead, lying there in the street, ready to be resurrected and taken up into heaven. John sees this great scene; and then another scene. Let us go to chapter 14 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, (a literal lamb as far as John could tell, but we have to say this lamb symbolically represented Jesus Christ) and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, (Read about it in the 7th chapter also.) having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. (That is symbolic also. It took those two prophets to reveal Jesus Christ to the Jewish nation; and to be instruments God used to seal the 144,000 servants of God. Therefore as the middle of the week has come, and the two prophets are taken off the scene, this shows us that 144,000 Jewish men, 12,000 from each tribe has been sealed with the revelation of who Jesus Christ was, and is.) And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” This is not pointing to the woman. The woman is one element comprised of men, women, boys and girls, young and old. It is all represented in that woman. In the 144,000, you have only men. They have been redeemed from the earth. “These are they which were not defiled with women.” Now if we interpret that carnally, that would mean they never did get married or have relations with women. That is not what it is talking about though: Women is used symbolically. It means this 144,000 Jewish men are spiritual virgins be-cause they have remained untouched by these Gentile missionaries who have sought to convert the nations. In the past thirty years everything has tried to penetrate that Jewish society, hoping they could unlock something and create a moving of the Spirit of God that would sweep over the nation and cause the nation to be converted. It is not coming that way. It is only coming about when those two Jewish prophets come on the scene. That is why they are virgins. They have not been defiled by antichrist doctrines preached by Gentile, denominational church missionaries. That makes them virgins, spiritually speaking. That is why they will never be Trinitarians: God has protected 1 them from that false doctrine. They will have but one true revelation, t knowing who Jesus Christ is. Their Jehovah God, the Elohim of the Old Testament is manifested in this Jesus of the New Testament. That is what .1 God will reveal to them though those two prophets. That is why the picture stands out so vividly. As John sees these men following the Lamb, that is to signify that these Jewish men are going to follow the leading of the Spirit of God. It is not just a scene of 144,000 following a literal lamb wherever he goes. It is to symbolize that these men are going to be so full of the Holy Ghost that they arc going to know exactly where to go when the hour has arrived. They will go right back to the nations they came out of, preaching the everlasting gospel. “These were redeemed from among men, (talking about those Jewish men) being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault be-fore the throne of God. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel (That is not a gospel of salvation. It is a message of hope and warning to an element of earthly people from the middle of that week on through that dark hour. Get away from this beastly system: Do not partake of it I in any way, will be the main theme of their message. Notice there are three angels that follow in succession. It I says having the everlasting gospel, it means the last good news that society t on the face of this earth will ever t hear.) to preach unto them that ( dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and ti people.” I am going to say something g now that you ought to pay close attention to. Many Gentiles right now a are saying, Lord I want my children a saved. I want them to go in the rap- n tore. We all do. There is nothing a wrong in praying like that. Neither is ti it negative to think in something like I am going to say. Just suppose the r Heavenly Father has not ordained it to be that way? Does that mean you should drop your lips, shrug your shoulders and refuse to pray any more? No. Just say, Lord, if my child cannot be in the Bride, then please let that child live to hear what those men have to say in that hour. Maybe there is a chance then they will be found worthy to escape God’s judgment of destruction and be considered as part of society to move into the Millennium. I have said this for a long time, I doubt that they will ever find a cure for this AIDS thing. I think when they defied God’s natural laws and in our schools of today they do not want to tell our young people it is immoral to live like some of them do, they have opened a door no man is going to be able to close. Oh no. That is a bad word, we do not use that word in our modern society. When they start doing God’s laws like that, God has every right to point His finger at depraved men and women and say, alright, then I will give you some-thing you think you want; but I will put a curse with it that you will never be able to cure. You cannot step across my laws and treat them like you have done, without being penalized. When we take that back to the 13th chapter of Isaiah, I believe it is, we see how it says as the prophet looked down through centuries of time and saw the earth bum, there was a reason; for it says the curse has devoured the earth. We arc hearing from areas of Africa, especially through central Africa, through the bush country, those villages where the drought has hit, there is hardly an adult man left alive. The health bureau’s are doing their best trying to get a figure. It all boils down to one thing, When man wanted to educate twentieth century human beings: we are going to teach you how to live in pleasure, defying this old religious tradition of morality, we want you to enjoy life, they got their pleasure alright; but they got a curse to go along with it. Just look what followed close behind that superior attitude: They got more than they expected; but you will never get any of that bunch to acknowledge that AIDS is a curse. They would have to acknowledge that there really is a God, if they did that. It is not just the poor and underprivileged getting this killing dis-ease: it is going right on up into the wealthy, elite ranks. We have to say, I Just look at the picture among the youths of our day: Right when they I should be in their prime of life their J bodies are literally eaten up with this I dreaded disease. Now if there is going to be people left alive, mortal I subjects that God can allow to go into the Millennium, then you and I have I to realize that Millennium cannot be ( very far down the road from now. According to medical statistics this I AIDS epidemic is rising, increasing I by the thousands each year. This lets I me know that somewhere God is f going to call a halt: There has to be r enough youth out of this era of time, who for some reason or other have to been kept back from the stain and affects of this curse: to be allowed to move right on into the Millennium to t replenish the earth once again. I CANNOT SEE A HOLY GOD ALLOWING ANY SUCH HUMANITY THAT THE PRIVILEGE OF REPOPULATING THEMSELVES IN THE MILLENNIUM. No matter how beautiful they are, nor how healthy looking they may be, if they have sold their body to this demon of this hour and have injected dope into their veins, and AIDS is surging through them, I cannot see the Creator letting that pass over. Do you understand what I mean? I see Him in that hour of time, as this everlasting gospel is preached, it is going to be preached by these Jews that heard a message from those prophets and they know what it pertains to. It does not pertain to something that existed a thousand years back. It is some-thing that pertains to the hour they live, and what is to unfold within the next two or three years as that week fulfills. Let us finish reading this part. “Saying with a loud voice, (Notice the first thing he says,) Fear God, and give glory to Him.” That is what the world does not want today, any glory given to God. Go into a college today and demand an audience to listen to what you believe about this book: (the Bible) you will be arrested. On the other hand, when that hour of time comes, that the 144,000 servants of God break from the land of Israel, having just heard those prophets; and their mind’s and their soul,s are bursting with a revelation of knowing how to proclaim something pertaining to the purpose of God, God is going to anoint those fellows in a way we have not seen before. Let me tell you, When these men begin to break forth and go into Europe, to Africa, to India, to Asia, to America, (They are going to know exactly where to go.) I have to believe God is going to cause these men to find favor in the eyes of certain key figures of the world. They will not have to go around begging for a place to preach: God is going to give them favor. He will not give you and me favor. That is why I say our time for ministering to anyone except the bride Church is just about over. I am glad to know that God has an hour of time set aside for these Jewish men to let this modern society know that the God they have tried to get rid of is still very much alive and well. When they sit and watch the evening news for three and one half years; and see what those prophets are doing in Israel, Do not tell me that some of the young people are not going to be-come very concerned about what is going on and what will happen to them. They will. I say to you moms and dads, Maybe that is when your sons and daughters will wake up. The everlasting gospel is the only thing they will have left to offer any hope. When the middle of that week arrives and the old antichrist makes his move, those servants of God filled with the holy Ghost will head for the nations they have previously lived in; and they will have a message for all who have cars to hear. Let us read the whole thing. (Revelation 14:6-10) “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the ever-lasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to eve nation and kindred and tongue, (7) Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His Judgment is conic: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. (8) And there followed an-other angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, Is fallen, that great city, be-cause she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (9) And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and hLs Image, and receive his mark In his forehead, or in his hand, (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” That ministry going forth in that very hour of time, is what will cause spiritual minded Jews still among the nations, as well as Gentile foolish virgins, to determine in their heart’s to accept martyrdom rather than to accept the mark of the beast and be damned. The other element of mankind upon earth at that time, which will not be destroyed by the wrath of God when it is sent forth to purge the earth of wickedness, will be those mentioned in the 25th chapter of Matthew. That is where the sheep type people are separated from the goat type people and allowed to pass into the Millennium. The goat element will be condemned and assigned to the lake of fire. When those servants of God go forth in that hour it will not matter how stubborn politicians and educators are, God will bend their necks and bow their heads long enough for His message to be preached. This 144,000 are going to tell this world society of the hour they are living in, how to look at the beast system, the economic system and the world’s society in general. But the first thing they are going to do is proclaim, Now is the time to throw out this evolution idea, get your head’s free of such foolishness; and begin to worship the great Creator. I can almost see some of those young fellows who have watched how these Jews have preached, and how they were revelated of the hour of time they am living in, and what is getting ready to unfold: Something will quicken within them; and they will want to hear more. I can see student bodies demanding of their teachers, We want to hear those men. Those men arc absolutely going to tell those professors, You can throw your junk concerning evolution into the trash can: for it is time to either worship God and recognize that He created all of this, or perish without hope. Does that mean everybody is going to do it? No. But it means this, people There that t going to be an element of people is going to hear it and they are going to turn from that atheistic, evolutionary spirit simply because this is one of God’s ways of separating an element, purifying their social behavior and preparing them to move through the final months of that dark hour. “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon Is fallen.” Right now, you could buy time on TV pro-grams and tell the world how unfit Catholicism is to represent Christianity and virtually no one would pay any attention to you: But wait until that hour, when that 144,000 began to expose her, and expose the Vatican, they will pay attention then: because that is the hour she is going to be condemned. Notice, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (These servants of God will be telling all who will listen to them how to look upon this oncoming cashless society, the time when you have to wear a number or mark either in your hand or upon your forehead in order to buy or sell. Those who submit to receiving the mark, here is their sentence in the rest of that verse.) the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his Indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” Thirty some years ago, very few people really thought at that time, that the earth needed this ever-lasting gospel. They thought that was just another term of how the gospel was going to be preached here in the end time. I think you can see it in a different light now. It is not a gospel pertaining to the Church: The Church will be gone by the time this gospel is preached. Nevertheless it is God’s last good news to human society. It is not to get people ready for the rapture: it is to separate an element of people from destruction. Try to understand, that there will be people of all ages and categories take heed to this message. Within the ranks of those that are spared alive when the wrath of God has been poured out upon the earth, there has to be enough .youth with child bearing qualities, that can pass into the Millennium to start that regenerating era of repopulating the earth. That is one reason why that everlasting gospel is preached. When we look into the word of God and see these various pictures portrayed before our very eyes, it lets us know that the book of Revelation was written as a prophecy. It is not an epistle: It is a prophecy. It was given to the Church before the first century closed out; but it was not for them to understand. It has been carried within the realm of Christendom down through the centuries: only to be revealed fully to this end time bride of Christ Just think of the doctors of divinity that had tried to explore its contents, then later proclaim, That is one book of the Bible that never should have been written. That is how a lot of people felt about it before God dealt with the Laodicean Church Age Messenger the way He did; and gave forth the beautiful revelation of the Church Ages and seals and so forth. It looked like the more they tried their best to put it together, they just got more confused. It was not for their hour. We can say this though, It is for this hour. I have to believe that we now have (not bragging, because it does not make us anything) a pretty good picture of what it is talking about. Will you agree with me. Whatever else is in there, that you and I need to know, before God is finished with us we are going to know every little detail. That is what it was written for that the end time people of God might know how to look at the whole scope of the plan of God and know how to conduct themselves accord-ingly. It is God’s love letter to the bride Church. Think of it, There is now a people on earth that have the revelation of six seals and waiting for the seventh one. They have a revelation of those mysterious symbols that have been so very controversial down through the ages: so that they have a picture in their mind’s of how this whole thing plays out, even to the very end; and then on into the Millennium and beyond. On the other hand, Just look at the denominational church world. Look at Trinity Broad-cast with their cast of Hollywood type preacher, both male and female,
that have not two ounces of revelation about the things they claim to be such authorities upon. We ought to thank God every day for delivering us out of all that confusion. We have nothing to boast about; but we sure have a lot to be thankful for. When you look at alt those poor souls, you just have to realize that most of them are now receiving all the reward they will ever get: because the gospel they preach is antichrist. There will be no one in the bride of Christ believing like they believe and teach. God can-not allow anyone still believing in a trinity to go in the rapture, even if it were possible. The true revelation has been restored to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ; Therefore those who look upon it as something unclean can never adorn themselves in a way to be accepted as bride saints. It is just that simple. Well as we conclude this message let me say once again, I believe we are getting close to the end, but that does not mean it will be next week, or even next year. No. We just need to walk forward with God; but we must walk with a feeling of assurance and complete satisfaction, knowing that we are walking in truth; and we will have peace of mind and happiness as we wait for whatever is yet to come. I am thankful to God to be counted among those who are walking in a true revelation of His word. Praise His name! Amen.