WE ARE STARTING WITH THE LAST TWO SENTENCES OF THE LAST ISSUE, JUST TO REFRESH AND CATCH UP ON THE THOUGHT.
NEVER BEFORE, HAS THERE BEEN A NATION ON THE FACE OF GOD’S GREEN EARTH THAT HAS TAKEN ITS YOUNG PEOPLE, BRAIN WASHED THEM, TWISTED THEIR MINDS, PERVERTED THEIR THINKING AND TURNED THEM LOOSE ON SOCIETY LIKE WE ARE SEEING TODAY. IF YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GAYS AND LESBIANS, THEY THINK YOU ARE A RADICAL. NO, I AM NOT, I AM JUST SAYING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND I BELIEVE IT MEANS WHAT IT SAYS.
I remember when America was not like that. You have seen the problem the Boy Scouts have faced lately. Well allow me to read you the words Bro. William Branham spoke. Listen carefully, as I read. I watched this man and listened to him. This is why one man would take what he said in one sermon, and away he would go. Then someone else would hear him say something else in another sermon and say, But this is what he said here. When you begin to look at both of them some think, But Bro. Jackson, you are not supposed to do that. I am doing it! It is my responsibility to do it. He talks here, about how the world is to be repopulated, and talking about the original creation. He then sums it all up, how that children were to be spoken into existence, and not by man and woman having a sex relations. That is what he said in Marriage and Divorce, preached February 21, 1965. I was there. I am not trying to brag: I am just stating facts. Listen as I read.
“That’s the reason Jesus had to come through the woman: to bring it back to its original beginning again, without sex desire. He’s virgin born. But, Hallelujah! there will come a time when it won’t be no more sex, but God shall call His children from the dust of the earth, (Well if we are talking about a resurrection, yes, but that is not repopulating the earth) back like they was in the original! Not through any woman, but through the molding of the clay and the cosmic lights and the petroleum, He’ll create again like He did Adam at the first time.”
Now Bro. Jackson, be careful what you are saying. I have been for thirty some years. I do not care who hears my voice, because this is practically the last time Bro. William Branham ever spoke on this subject in this manner. I have to tell you though, when I use the Bible for what I am going to say, it is absolutely true when God created the first man Adam, He created him out of the dust of the earth, but He breathed into him the breath of life, which was the Spirit that came from God Himself. Therefore Adam was perfect and complete. Then brothers and sisters, when God did give him a helpmate, He did not create the woman out of the dust of the earth: He took a rib from Adam and made him a wife from it. Bro. William Branham refers to it as, She was a byproduct. Well brothers and sisters, I have to tell you, That is alright for you to use that term, but for the sake of almighty God, do not use it ignorantly. I am going to present a situation to you that has been in the last number of years now: Scientists have found out that DNA is the exact replica of the cell structure that your physical being is composed of. Will you agree with me on that? Isn’t that something, for evolution to be that smart? Do you know what DNA spelled backwards is? AND. Man AND God. God, DNA, because that means God presented and molded that vessel with a precise identity that will last forever, as long as there is a trace of some part of his body, somewhere. Evolution is not that smart. Therefore you need to read it backwards, so it is Man AND God. When you read it from God, it is God, DNA, Man. Now He has given him an identity. As long as there is a piece of bone, some dust, or something, that DNA is in there. Even so, Bro. William Branham is saying here, almost like it was never in the original plan for sex to be involved, and I realize I am speaking to a mixed congregation, but please bear with me: You have heard me enough to know, I do not say these things just to be bold or arrogant. Bro. William Branham saying that, gives those people who just read Marriage and Divorce a chance to say, Well that is the last thing he said. I know why it was like that. That was to give them something to play with. Let us see what he said when he preached the seals. Remember, there is a lot in this Seals book that people have never read.
- 1 READING FROM SEALS BOOK
- 2 REVELATION OF THE TWO TREES-DREAM
- 3 END OF DREAM
- 4 TRUE REVELATION V/S HUMAN WISDOM
- 5 IMPORTANT THINGS WE SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF
- 6 WHAT IS JUST AHEAD?
- 7 LOOKING TO THE END
- 8 ORDER OF EVENTS
- 9 THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
- 10 SONS OF GOD AND DAUGHTERS OF MEN
- 11 RESTATING REVEALED TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURES
READING FROM SEALS BOOK
Let us now go into the Seals Book and read some of the statements Bro. William Branham made. First we will see what he says in the Seals book on page 198. I am not using this as my Bible, because what I read in the Seals book, I am going to turn to the Bible and show you where it is. Here is the first time he made this particular statement.
“Look, the natural woman-Adam’s bride-before he come to her as a wife, (Why did he make a statement like that, after he had made the other statement over here? Brothers and sisters, that statement over here (in Marriage and Divorce) was one of those statements made to become part of a fan, to fan those who do not know how to stick with God’s word. God will toss you up, fan you, and blow you every which way. He will let you be blown away from this book, (the Bible) as far as He can get you, with a statement like that, if you are just a follower of man. Let me read the rest of this.) fell for Satan’s scheme against the Word of God by reasoning it. Before Adam lived with Eve as a wife, (What did he mean by that? He meant this, A man and woman can live in the same house, eat at the same table, but until they have physically, intimately, made love to each other, they are not husband and wife. Before Adam lived with Eve as a wife,) Satan beat him there. (Do you have to be knocked over backward to know what he meant by that? I should not think so.) That is right. (Then he refers to another message he preached.) You heard “The Bride Tree” I preached on. That taught it.”
Now we will go to page 241. The reason I have to do this is to let you know, so many people over the world say, But he said this, but he said this. I know what he said, and if God is going to have a Bride people, you are going to come to a conclusion one of these days, that there are some things he said, that you take the way he said them because they are vindicated by the Bible, but those things God allowed him to say to be used as a fan, you just have to let the rest go their own way and follow those statements and be blown completely off of the scriptures, simply because they choose to follow man rather than God.
“Now, there was a natural bride in the Garden of Eden. She was Adam’s sweetheart, not yet his wife; because he hadn’t knew her yet as a wife. (If you say, Well I don’t know what he meant by that. You should.) Just like Mary was Joseph’s wife, but he had never knew her yet. She was found with a child. See? Now, before Adam knew his wife, she was just a bride to him.”
Now go to page 242. “Don’t never try to reason God’s Word-just believe It! So she stepped out from there and before Adam ever got to her for a wife, she was already defiled by Satan!” (The serpent, under the influence of that spirit of Satan, is what she was defiled by.) She was enticed to partake of a sex relationship with the serpent strictly for pleasure, when the sex act was supposed to be only with Adam to repopulate the earth with sons and daughters of God. (Now we go to page 452.) This is what he said when he was preaching the seals. Notice, this is William Marrion Branham saying these words.
“The female and male sex, the glands are all…They are all the same. There’s none of it no more. (He is referring to the Millennium in that statement.) There’s no sex glands at all-not at all. Just think of yourself without a sex gland. The reason they was put in us was to repopulate the earth.” Now I ask you, How blind can people be? Now I am going to ask you to open your Bibles back to Genesis 3, once again. I sat under his ministry all those years, and especially when he preached the Seals, also when he preached the Church Ages, Marriage and Divorce and all these different messages we find people disputing about. When I had my first opportunity to leave the area and go somewhere else to preach the gospel, in my heart I said, Until I know what that tree of life was, I will never touch serpent seed or what really took place in the garden. I had heard of men going other places and trying their best to teach things, and how they only confused people so I did not want to do that. I went on a trip to North Carolina to preach. I had been there about three or four times before. While there this time, I was asked one day, Bro. Jackson, when are you going to preach on serpent seed. I said, Well, when I feel led. In my heart though, I had said, Lord, I will never touch it until I know what that tree of life was. In the Spoken Word book, Bro. William Branham refers to the tree of life as Christ. Think of what kind of thought that puts in peoples minds. Then he refers to Eve as being a tree. Think what kind of thought that would put in peoples’ minds. I have all of this marked: I did not come here unprepared. After I was asked that, I went back to my motel room and went to bed. I said, Lord, I have been asked a question, but I have always said, I have to know what that tree of life was, before I will attempt to preach on this subject, because the Bible tells me both trees were in the midst of the garden. Not one way over there someplace, and another way over here. They were both in the midst of the garden. When you read it right, they did not come out of the ground. They were in the garden, and the garden was not the ground. The garden was that wonderful, beautiful place that God planted eastward in the place called Eden. Let us get that right first, and then we can talk about what the two trees in the midst of it were. God placed a little bit of heaven there in the Middle East. There, is where the whole thing started. All the natural trees that you and I eat food from, grow out of the ground, apples, peaches, tomatoes and so forth, these two trees did not grow out of the ground. There they were in the midst of the paradise of God, but they had no roots in the ground. This is why we titled the message “The Two Laws of Eden.” That is what the two trees were: They pertain to the right and the wrong. You and I know there is a basic law that is as old as time itself, and it is a right way to look at things and there is a wrong way. Therefore with that, let me say, After Eve, through the deception of the serpent, gave herself to him to partake of this forbidden tree, (It was a sex relation between Eve and the serpent for pleasure). Gen 3:6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” Saints: Please do not be misled by the wording of verses 6 and 7, because anyone ought to know better than to think they covered their sex organs with aprons, if their sin was eating fruit from a plant life tree. That is worded that way so the wise of this world will not be able to get the true picture. The Spirit of God reveals these scriptural truths to those who love truth, without Hollywood being able to capitalize on it with their R- rated movies. How do you know that, Bro. Jackson? Listen to what I am going to say. Do not tell me every child of God has to be knocked down with a bolt of lightning, before they can see the truth in a verse of scripture. I hope to goodness we have not become that type of people. When Eve went to Adam her husband, she did not say to him, Now it is time for us to have relations so that we can have a child. No. The scriptures say, She did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Notice what God said to Adam, “Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife.” When you hearken unto someone’s voice, you pay heed to them, listen attentively, or give ear to. I have never believed Adam yielded to Eve the first time she approached him with the idea of sex for pleasure. He was a son of God: He knew what his Father had said about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I have believed right from the start of receiving this revelation, that Eve just kept after him until he finally decided to suffer with her the results of going against the commandment of the Creator. You can read it for yourself in Genesis 3:17-19. “And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” When he partook of it, he knew good and well what he had done, and also what God had said the penalty of disobedience would be. What they did, would not have been wrong if it had been the right time for it, but it was out of season, which means, out of the plan of God. It was committed with the wrong objective. Once they had done this, they both looked at themselves, We are naked! They both realized they were naked for the first time. Then they realized it was time for God to come walking in their midst, because in the cool of the evening God comes to the garden to have fellowship with His children. There was no silk or synthetic material, no cloth of any kind to cover their nakedness with. There was a fig tree standing there, so Adam pulled a few leaves off and wove them together and said, Here honey, cover yourself with this. Common sense would tell you, they covered the part of the body they had sinned against God with. Why did the Bible say they ate? If you want to insist they ate something with their natural teeth, why did Adam not take a big fig leaf and put it over his mouth? I think all of you know the answer to that. Well they heard God come walking through the garden in the cool of the day. He was coming to have fellowship with His children. Adam and Eve quickly went behind the trees. The trees they hid behind did definitely grow out of the ground. They hid, but every time God spoke, they got nervous. Adam, where art thou? Here he came, out from behind a tree, very nervous and shaking. “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Gen. 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” Notice his reply: We are going to pass the buck now. When God asked Adam, What have you done? He replied, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” In other words, I partook of it. So the Lord looked over to Eve. She quickly said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” That serpent was not a snake at that time. There he stood, over in the shadows, while Eve was saying, Lord, he enticed me, he beguiled me, and I partook. When the Lord looked at the serpent He did not ask him, What do you have to say about it? He did not need to ask, so He spoke like this, Cursed art thou above all cattle, beasts, and creeping things of the earth. ( In other words, I will fix you so you will never be able to do anything like this again.) Upon thy belly shalt thou go: From having two legs, two arms and vocal chords that enabled him to commune with Adam and Eve, he and his seed were sentenced to crawl on their belly for the rest of time. I can just visualize that body, as it began to make a transformation and change into the image of a crawling reptile. Dust shall be thy meat, the Creator said. That does not mean he will eat only dirt, but from that low place in life, he and his seed will get their worms, bugs, little eggs from a bird’s nests and whatever they find to eat. From that point on, they will have to crawl for it. Some may wonder, Is the serpent still out there? Yes, because in Isaiah, if you will read the 65th chapter, when you get down to verse 25, you find “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.” You will recognize as you read the verses above verse 25, that He is speaking of the Millennium. That family will never be restored. He will never be able to lift himself back to where he was at one time. Well after God curses the serpent He then turns back to the woman and says, (Gen 3:16) “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” Sisters, I speak this as humbly as I know how, because you will never hear this taught in school, but God designed the woman to fulfill a role in the replenishing of the earth. When He put Adam to sleep and took out of him a rib, there was also some flesh sticking to that bone. He fashioned that female body from what He had taken from the body of Adam. Whoever hears my words or sees this on video tape, let me tell you, When God took that bone and fashioned it into a woman, He made her to have breasts. Why did He do it? Do not run to Webster’s dictionary for the answer. It was because she was supposed to be the mother of something. I ask a simple question then, (going back to the statement that says, Children were to be spoken into existence.) Would God have spoken them into existence, or was Adam to speak them into existence? Why do I ask that? Because Adam and Eve were commissioned, while they were still two spirit beings in the presence of God, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, so tell me who was going to do the speaking? I have to talk like this because there are ignorant people out there, people who have read, memorized, and tried to teach others about every statement Brother Branham ever made. They quote him word for word, but do not themselves know enough to get in out of the rain when it is pouring down. I am not angry, but I must be firm when I know the truth about these things that others have taught wrong. Preachers! You do not have to say word for word what I have taught, but you had better take a good look at the picture I see, if you are going to deal with it at all. As we continue, here stands Eve: part of her body has been defiled, so, to her God said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; and in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children. Tell me what multiply means. If you do not have something to start with, you cannot multiply it. That is just plain, common sense. Common sense also tells you, that somewhere in the woman’s mother role, there was to be a certain amount of sorrow, which we will say is misery. It is sometimes uncomfortableness that is hard to bear, but it does not mean it is totally unbearable. The first thing God said, was, I will multiply, In other words, I will take that which was supposed to be, and add to it, and also to thy conception. When I went back to the motel that night, I went to bed thinking on this subject and said, Lord, never will I touch this until I know what the tree of life was. Never will I stand and run the risk that I may say something out of context or out of continuity with a true revelation.
REVELATION OF THE TWO TREES-DREAM
I went to bed and went to sleep, but sometime in the wee hours of the morning, I awakened from a dream. I went to bed, wanting to know something. When the dream started, I saw myself like I was a sick man in a hospital. I was in a room waiting waiting for an operation. These two figures walked in wearing white. They took my bed and pushed it out the door, down a hallway and into a hospital operating room. They pushed me in there and positioned my bed. Then one of the figures stood on the left side of my bed, and the other on the right side of my bed, equal with my shoulders. I heard the one on the right tell the one on the left, to hand over a certain surgical instrument. I knew the minute his hand picked that instrument up and put a mark on my forehead, my spirit left my body. Here I was standing in the air above, watching. I saw those hands take that instrument and laid my skull open. I would not tell this to a denominational church group, because they would not understand. They cannot even understand why Ezekiel’s tongue clove to the roof of his mouth: As I watched this scene in my dream, I saw my skull parted, my brain was exposed. The one took my brain gently, lifted it up into his hand, and with his finger he started drawing lines. I watched the entire process: I knew when he was finished, I was going to know something I did not know before. Slowly and patiently he drew lines as though he was drawing a picture of something. When he was finished, he placed my brain back in my skull and then gently took the two parts of my head and closed it up.
END OF DREAM
I laid in bed, wide awake, after the dream I had was concluded, with Genesis 3:16 on my mind. That is what I am reading to you. I do not ever want anyone to think I am a man that thinks he knows everything. That is not so. As I have said before, I only have a common education, but I have a true love for the word of God, and a genuine desire to know what is hidden from the wise and prudent of this world. Well when I came home from the war, I was aware that every veteran, if he chose to, had an opportunity to go take three years of schooling under some program, so I took it under agriculture. Twice a week, I drove to Mauckport Indiana with a neighbor boy, to attend a class on agriculture. We studied all about genetics, the law of genetics in cattle, sheep, horses and so forth. That is to let you know I am not standing here ignorant of genetics. When God said what He did to Eve, I will greatly multiply your physical miseries, your pain, and also your periods of conception, that is exactly what He did. It is a medical term meaning, in order for a woman to actually be able to conceive seed, and in order to have a child, she has to first produce what is known as the egg. She has what is known as a menstrual cycle. God multiplied all of that process in the female body as a result of her disobedience. As I stand here to deal with this subject I will say, When God said to Eve, I am going to multiply your periods, since that day, until now, every woman that has ever been born on the face of God’s green earth, has that period every twenty eight days according to the natural cycle. Why? Because she is the only creature on God’s green earth that has been cursed like that. The female cow was not tested in the garden. Neither was the female horse. Nor the pig, nor the dog. It was just those two creatures which were created in the image of God, and made to repopulate the earth of their kind. Therefore when God put Adam to sleep and took out of his side a rib, God was not just playing with some flesh, trying to see what He could come up with. He knew exactly what He was doing. He shaped that female body, molding it exactly as He meant for it to be, from the breast, to every inner organ of her system, He made her so that one day, in the proper time, she and her husband would relate to each other with only one motive, and that would be for the purpose of repopulating the earth with their kind. When she would begin to feel this period coming into her system, she would have known what it was for: That would not have been left up to the man. I have raised horses, I have raised cattle, sheep and pigs. None of these animals live together like man and woman do today. You ought to know that much. While these educated characters call it the mating season, I have to say, The Bible portrays it as a sacred relationship. He knew her. God have mercy today, on those who just look upon this as a sex act. They have brought it down as low as they could get it. It is no longer a sacred thing to be talked about. Eve, before she was cursed, was to know when she felt a certain sensation developing in her body, and she would have said to her husband, Now is the time: Let us make love. The results would have been, that she would have conceived from Adam and a little baby would have been born in the image of Adam, as well as in the image of God. That is what the fruit of the tree of life was all about. The tree of life was a symbol of eternal life, and the fruit was a relationship that has been guided by a law that God put in the female body. I challenge anybody: Go watch the animals of the wild kingdom: it is the female that knows the time for this act. If Eve, when that serpent came to her and brought up a suggestive thought, would have said to him, Get away from me, or I will tell Adam on you, she would have had children born from her by Adam, that would have had eternal life. How many know what I said? She did not do that: She hearkened unto the voice of the serpent. I do not see that serpent, who was a servant, just being called serpent: I believe Adam gave him some given name to be called by, so that when he called for him, he would come, Yes master, what is it? Getting back to my point, Eve did not tell him to get away from her: She hearkened to him and gave herself over to him for pleasure, just like sex education in our schools has caused our young generation to do in this day and hour we are living in. The world is overspread with illegitimate children because of it, and a great percentage of them are homeless or adopted by someone other than birth family.
TRUE REVELATION V/S HUMAN WISDOM
There is no longer a serpent standing around on two legs, but the world is overspread with his seed. That firstborn child that came from the womb of Eve, (outside of the garden) was Cain. Do not tell me Cain was a son of Adam. He is not found in the genealogy of Adam’s line. Abel was the next one born, and they were thought of as being twins, but Eve actually conceived them by two different fathers. Do not say, Oh, that is ridiculous! It is not! We have in our files more than one case of such conception, one from France, and another from the state of Louisiana, where one woman has given birth to two children, supposedly twins, but were conceived by two different men that had a relationship with her real close together. It is called superfetation, and you can look it up in your dictionary or encyclopedia. It evidently does not happen often, but the fact is, It does happen, so do not bother to say, Cain could not have possibly been the son of Adam’s servant. We have published in various articles we have printed, accounts of such conceptions and births. The scientific and biological facts are right here, and we are looking right at the reality of such a case. Cain was not Adam’s son: He was the son of that serpent. He had an animal instinct. He had just enough of the nature of his mother in his makeup to know he needed to offer sacrifice to God, like Abel, but he did not have a revelation of why it had to be a blood sacrifice. The point is this, If Eve would have said to that serpent creature, Get away from me! You are trying to deceive me, you are trying to mislead me, or you are trying to lead me into a trap, I do not even want you to talk to me, she would never have had any reason to beg her husband to partake of something that was against the commandment of their Creator: She would have waited until she came into this period of her body setting up for a proper relationship with her husband, and then she would have given birth to another SON of GOD, born with eternal life in him. I have to say, to adjust it to the other tree, The dirty devil knew, if he waited until her physical body was ready to go into that change, he would catch her at her weakest mental point. He did just exactly that, by inspiring the serpent to do as he suggested to him. There is no question about it; she conceived seed by that relationship with the serpent, and then went right to her husband and begged him until he gave in to her, so she conceived by Adam also, but it was in a pleasure relationship, which means her offspring were the fruit from the forbidden tree. That sex relationship when the woman’s period is at a certain point, will bring forth reproduction, but the act strictly for pleasure, excludes the benefits they could have had from the tree of life. That is why God had to remove them from that heavenly presence, so they could never again know exactly when to have the relationship according to the perfect plan of God for the repopulating of the earth with children possessing eternal life. If He had allowed them to retain that knowledge they had when they had access to the spirit world, they could have continued right on partaking of both trees. What did God Say to His angelic helpers? “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.”
That is why God placed the Cherubim with a flaming sword at the east of Eden, so that Adam and Eve would be kept from entering back into that spirit realm where they could still have access to the former knowledge they had of the tree of life. From there on, the world has been repopulated from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In other words, Sex for pleasure. Partaking of either tree will result in repopulating the earth, but fruit from the forbidden tree, has repopulated the earth with children that came into this world with a death sentence hanging over them. They every one died before they were one thousand years old, which fulfilled what God spoke to Adam and Eve in the Garden: (Gen 2:17) “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” He was referring to a dispensational day of one thousand years. Outside the garden Eve bore what is called twins, but those two boys definitely did not have the same father. One (Cain) was the seed of the serpent, and the other one (Abel) was the seed of Adam. That is where all the trouble and conflict in the world today, started. As the two children began to grow into adulthood, Abel had the revelation that God required a blood sacrifice in worship, but Cain, being the son of the serpent, from the animal kingdom, had no such revelation. Being the son of a creature that was made to till the ground and hoe pumpkins, watermelons, potatoes, and all the various garden things, that was all he knew. They were both raised in the same family, but they were just like we see today: In the same home, some children receive a revelation of the word of God and others never do. Cain had no revelation whatsoever about a blood sacrifice. He was like the Methodists, the Baptists, all the rest of the people out here in denominational churches: They have their soup suppers and bingo games going full blast; trying to raise money for the work of the Lord. Well the truth is, God does not need any of those things to support His true work: He owns the cattle of a thousand hills. He is able to support anything He has ordained to fulfill His purpose. Well here came Cain with watermelons and who knows what, of the increase he had received from the ground with his farming. He brought the best of everything. He had them piled up, so now God, you accept it. No saints, God did not accept his offering: That was all from works; doing something for God. That is the denominational way: They never concern themselves with what God wants out of them: They plan everything themselves and expect God to be overjoyed about it. When God rejected Cain’s offering he got angry, and what did he do? He vented his anger on Abel; and then picked up a rock or club of some kind and hit him in the head: He just simply could not stand the rejection, but he blamed the fellow that was doing right. That is the spirit of denominationalism today. After he slew Abel, I can just see him hiding in the weeds. When the Lord asked him, Where is your brother? Like any smart aleck of today, he said Am I my brother’s keeper? That same spirit today would say, I don’t know, go look for him yourself! All of that kind are in our society today, simply because Eve let the serpent, inspired by the devil, deceive her and seduce her. I just have to say it again, If Eve would have said to the serpent, Get away from me with that kind of talk, and then waited for the right time to present herself to Adam, we would not have all of this evil around us everywhere we go. She would have known exactly when that period in her body was at the point of conception; and she would have said to her husband, It is time for us to make love and start what we were commissioned to do. Off the tree of life, there would have been that relationship only for the purpose of reproduction of their kind, just like the animal kingdom. That period might have covered a period of two or three days, but when it was over, it was over: There would have been no sex for pleasure. She would have given birth to an offspring each time that period allowed, and the world would have been repopulated with sons and daughters of God, all having eternal life. Yes Brothers and Sisters, that is what eating from the tree of life would have produced. Since it did not happen that way, now every woman that has been born since that time is partaker of the curse God administered to Eve. They have those periods every 28 days, and they never know exactly when they can receive seed and become with child. I hope all of you understand my point. The medical profession, for centuries, has worked and worked, trying to figure precisely, right down to the minute, when a woman can conceive, and when she can have a relationship for pleasure without having to worry about it, but they have been unsuccessful in all their efforts. They have developed the pill, as well as all these other things, trying to defy the curse God placed upon the female body, but they have not been able to come up with a fool proof solution. When God multiplied the periods, He took away from woman that knowledge of knowing exactly how that cycle works in her body. Now it is all guesswork. I have to challenge preachers, Come on, stop hiding in the corner! Wake up! You say serpent seed is of the devil: Well the act that brought that seed into the world was of the inspiration of the devil, but the teaching that explains it is by the inspiration of God. What is all this educated stuff walking around today, teaching sex and perversion in our institutions, if it is not serpent seed? Do they sound like sons of God to you? They sure do not sound like sons and daughters of God to me. The devil behind it all, has brought our modern society to a very low level: He has raped them, warped their minds, twisted them in the sexual area until it has produced the sodomites and homosexuals of every description, and filled our society with an abundance of perverts that defy any knowledge of a Creator, and make fun of the righteous who do honor God and live a life of decency. Did not Jesus say, As it was, so shall it be? We are living in that time He spoke about. God is just about ready to pour out His wrath upon every one of them. I do not rejoice at anyone’s calamity, but I do rejoice because of the accuracy of the word of God. Whatever I read in the Bible as a prophecy for the future, I am totally convinced that it is a sure thing: It will not fail to come to pass.
IMPORTANT THINGS WE SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF
Some of you may think I dwell too much on certain things, but I feel that it is necessary to do so, because of all the confusion we still have among those who follow the teachings of Brother Branham. With what I said earlier, I want to add a few more things, just to nail this thing down. When I read out of the book, Marriage and Divorce, Bro. William Branham stated in here that the intimate relationship between man and woman, the sex act, and he leaves it hanging as though it was not the original plan for repopulating the earth, but that children were to be spoken into existence. That is the only book you will ever find that statement in. I read to you this morning, the statements he made in the Seven Seals book, the things he emphatically stated, that the original sex act, committed in the right way, was the means that God had told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth by. Here, is another book where he preached this message at another time, The Spoken Word, the Original Seed. If any of you have the book, I can give you the pages to find it on, page 35, page 70, page 73, and also page 83. It goes with what he said in here, that when God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, he then brings it out, that it would have eventually brought a relationship, an act between them in a sexual way, for the purpose of the woman conceiving and bringing forth a child. Now when he said in Marriage and Divorce, and refers to the tree of life being Christ, he then refers to the woman as being a fruit tree, so keep in mind, God let the man say those things to throw some smart minds completely off the track and into oblivion. You cannot say it is to be done one way in two messages, and then in another message, say the opposite. Two of those statements will put you in the Bible, but the other one will not put you in the Bible. You do not have one verse of scripture you can go to with it. I have a verse of scripture to look at: I brought that in earlier, so I now want to clear up some things that have been written in history, concerning this thing of the relationship. A lot of people would say, I think that is terrible: We should not have that in the church. Well I ask you, Where in the world are you going to learn something from the Bible, if you do not learn it in church? Will you study it out yourself in the privacy of your home? Most people who love truth, give thanks to God for being able to come to church and learn things they cannot find taught anywhere else. When it said in the ten commandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery, where were those ten commandments supposed to be displayed for the Jewish people to have access to them? Was it supposed to be only in the Jewish home? Maybe in a closet somewhere? No, they were over the doorpost for all to see. Imagine a little child asking, Daddy, what does that mean? and that daddy answering, Oh we can’t talk about that. We Gentiles have become a very silly people. We go hog wild after some things, but close our eyes to other things that are much more important than those things we accept as alright. When I hear some educators and philosophers, modern leaders of today, trying to tell you that a gay was born that way, where do they get their information? Born that way? To act like that? You cannot convince me of that. If certain ones are born that way, why is it necessary for those perverters of righteousness to take every opportunity to teach that way of life? If they are born that way, they would not need to be taught about it. Why are they trying so hard to tell somebody else about it in college? If he is born that way, why tell other people how to do it? If he is born to be that way, he will do it anyway, without any teaching. Take the animal kingdom for instance, Do you have to instruct them on how to fulfill their purpose on this earth? I ask you, Do you? Does a hog have to be taught and practice how to oink? No. Do you have to tell him how to wallow in the mud? No. That is his nature. I will tell you exactly why they talk like that. People of God, you are looking at a modern, twentieth century society that is full of serpent seed attributes. They have come to fruition. They want the world to go to hell with them, but the truth is, Most of them do not even believe there is such a place. Why? Because they are serpent seed: They have no respect for the word of God. That is why they are trying their best to strip the United States of their belief in God. If you mention God somewhere in a public place, they want to take you to court for violating someone’s rights. They have almost completely shut up the voice of the Christian people in this nation. It is no longer the home of the free and land of the brave. Let me take you to Genesis 3:16. There are some things I want to put into your mind, and cause you to see for absolute certain that they are from the inspired word of God. As I said this morning, No matter how Bro. William Branham might have referred to the tree of life being Christ, he did not mean it was a man standing there, nor did he mean the woman was a fruit tree in that extreme sense. Yes, she was a literal, physical being, and there are scriptures that speak of the fruit of the womb, so in that sense a woman can be referred to as a fruit tree, but do not be sidetracked by any of those statements, because the two trees in the midst of the garden were absolutely TWO LAWS God placed in their midst for them to be governed by, ONE RIGHT and THE OTHER WRONG, or you could say, GOOD and EVIL. This act Eve committed with the serpent, was from the wrong tree, yielding to the serpent was wrong. This is comparable to something we read in Deuteronomy 11, where God said, I set before you a blessing and a curse. Deu 11:26 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God.” Adam and Eve disobeyed the instructions God gave them, so their lives were changes forever. God had to keep His word and impute a death sentence, and also set curses in force that would never have been there if Eve had just simply refused the advances of the serpent servant. The act she committed with the serpent, even though he beguiled her, gave birth to a line of humanity with satanic attributes. When Bro. William Branham said in the other two writings that the sex act was the original way they were to carry out their commission, as I brought it in this morning, and told about the dream, let us look at this 16th verse. I want to lay this down so it is clear to everybody. “Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow (I explained that this morning, but I cannot stress it too much, it is a physical misery, discomfort that is associated with birth. I was raised on a farm. I have watched animals give birth to their young. There has to be a certain amount of pain, because this is the natural way for God to cause the body of the beast to expel that which is to be birthed. But most of the time, if you are watching a cow, you do not see her bellowing in terrible pain. I have seen them in pain, but that is not the norm. I have helped them deliver, when they were having difficulty. I have to say, It is a rare thing to see a cow like that. I have to say also, It is because the devil has the whole thing in his kingdom. He can make it miserable for an animal. I have watched female horses give birth. Sure there is a little discomfort at the time, but as soon as she has expelled that baby from her body, it is not long until she is on her feet, licking it, letting it know she is watching over it. Therefore the sorrow would have been normal up to a certain point: She (the woman) would have had a certain amount of physical discomfort, but nothing that would bring her to the brink of death.) and thy conception; (We also brought that out this morning. That means it was ordained for the female to come into a cycle of life in which there would have been a certain period of time and she would have known when it arrived, that she would go into that period when there will come an egg forth. That is nature. It is in the animal kingdom the same way. When that came, she would have known it. That is when she would have told her husband, It is time for us to make love according to the plan of the Creator. That act would have been a sacred relationship, ordained by the God of heaven that created them. I cannot speak it clean enough and sacred enough in the light of the modern, hellish world we live in, and a society that has desecrated it, ruined the beauty of when two young people get married, and after awhile God gives them a little baby. They bring it here to be dedicated. I look at that little thing and have to say, That is the fruit of their union. God ordained it to be that way. Why should the devil be allowed to stand off out here, and take the whole thing and ruin the beautiful picture of such a relationship? It should be looked upon as something sacred, but no, our modern world has desecrated it, by dragging it into the gutters. They have had their hour of time, and I am glad it will soon be over.) in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; (in pain and suffering. How many times young women have died in childbirth because the sorrow has been multiplied to such an unbearable point that her physical being just could not take the shock. Now let us see what this curse closes with.) and thy desire shall be to thy husband.” In other words, Now you have obtained the knowledge of this act for pleasure, but it will be to your sorrow. I am going to stop right there. Why? I have brought in church history, how down through the centuries of time, different movements have come up with the idea, because they can see from the Bible, that sex, somewhere, has been the cause of the downfall of man. It has brought death, and it has brought sorrow and heartache. They have acknowledged that sex has brought about all of this in one way or another. That is why certain movements have said, Well if that is bad, then we should live without it. The Puritans tried it. I have read the history on that movement. They got the idea that sex is only to be used when it is time that you want a baby. That is exactly what this verse is talking about, but humanity has been stripped of the knowledge to know exactly when that time is. God changed all of that when He drove Adam and Eve from the garden, and in so many words said, Now that you have eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and now that you have experienced the joy of such a relationship for pleasure only, from now on thy desire shall be to thy husband. Oh but I think it means she is supposed to make him a plate of biscuits. That is how carnality responds: Let us hide the truth. The truth is not to be hidden: It means this, From now on, since you know by knowledge what it is, I give it to you by knowledge, but you will live under the curse of it. That is exactly why He drove them out of the garden, lest they take of the tree of life and live forever in their sins. Look at it straight. Now I want to take you back to the tree of life. It was a right act to be committed at the right time, by the divine guidance of the Creator. I have to say, Human beings now live in the most educated hour the human race has ever lived in, with TV’s and all kinds of communication, yet you are still ignorant as ignorant can be. I am not trying to belittle anyone. I only say this to shake that deceived mind, maybe wake it up and cause it to look at reality the right way. Let us just say, There are a hundred deer out here in one forest. There are fifteen or twenty male deer. You do not see them acting like human beings act about this sex thing. It goes along with everyone of them just tending to his or her own business until those females begin to come into a period or cycle of time, and then, and then alone, does the male come into the picture. The entire animal kingdom of the whole earth, all function around that same cycle. The same sex act from the tree of life picture, would have been in God’s divine order, and that responsibility would have been relegated to the female, when her period came in, once, for the purpose of making love to her husband only for replenishing the earth with their kind. The period might have lasted two days, three days, four days, five days. I do not know that: It varies in different species of the animal kingdom, but it certainly does not last forever. When that act is consummated, the female conceives. You will never see a male running after her any more. They do not know to. They only know to commit this for the purpose of reproducing from themselves. You do not have to educate them otherwise. To you educators I will say, Why, after all this time, can you not come up with something closer to reality than what you have? Why do you think the apostle Paul wrote, in the book of Hebrews, what he did, that marriage is honorable and the bed is undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge? That means, when a man and woman in love, get married to one another, it is their God given privilege to live together in harmony just as Paul taught in 1st Corinthians 7, which we taught last Sunday. When you know what is right, and you determine in your heart to do right, you are bound to come out right. Yes, after Adam and Eve gained the knowledge from the forbidden tree, God could not allow them to continue on as though nothing had happened, So He allowed them the act between man and woman to live in pleasure, and somewhere along the line He will see to it that the female will conceive, if she is in good health, but every child is born into this life with a death sentence in its makeup. That is all according to the law of God. The act is His, because it is His law. How many can see that? Therefore when he said, Seeing therefore that man has eaten of the tree of knowledge, and he knows the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, let us drive them from the garden, lest he stretch forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live forever. It means this, You cannot be living on one tree one day, and the next day live on the other tree to please God. It does not work that way. Did He not say to Israel, I set before you this day, GOOD AND EVIL, RIGHT AND WRONG, GOOD AND BAD? That has been mans test throughout the ages. Therefore when He drove them from the garden, they lost the knowledge to know when to partake of that act strictly for the purpose of reproduction. No female (woman) from that day on, has ever known exactly what time her body will come into the period that she can literally conceive. Why do you think the medical profession has been working this long with that question? God has not allowed them to come up with a fool proof answer. They have come up with every kind of device, pills and everything, but the world at large is still faced with the age old problem of unexpected and unwanted pregnancies. The conclusion is this, God ordained that this relationship by which life is propagated upon this planet, was a holy thing. At least it started out holy. The word sex was never used. It was always, He knew her, or something similar in meaning, but as generations came down through time, the terminology went from knew, to, he went unto her. That became the secondary term for a long time. Then it went lower down the line, and became, He lay with her. The language structure does not get better: it gets worse as man becomes more degenerate in his thinking. What a shame too. In these last so many years we have come up with a bunch of smart aleck teachers and administrators in our institutions of learning who say, We need to teach our children about all the different lifestyles. If I was to bring to you things out of my files that I have read, I would hate to repeat it in the pulpit what some of them say. Fifty years ago, we did not have to concern ourselves with all of that. Now, young people out of Christian homes, girls and boys raised up to believe in things that are sacred and holy, have to go to these institutions and be subjected, before a mixed class, to the ideas of teachers who stand up to tell them all about the facts of life. If it was ever to be taught, it should be from the home or the church. What you see written in 1st Corinthians 7, was not written to be taught in the public school: You everyone know that. It was written to be taught in the church. It was taught in the apostolic Church. What went wrong with it since then? The word of God is still the same today. How many of you sitting here today, really do understand what the tree of life in the midst of the Garden of Eden really was? We are living from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is a pleasure relationship, and that will stay with us until Jesus comes. Bro. Jackson, can I ask a question? Will it still be the means to propagate the earth in the Millennium? It absolutely will be. Not by immortal saints, but by the mortals that are allowed to enter into the Millennium age from this age. There, is where the sex glands change, that Bro. William Branham referred to in the Seals Book.
WHAT IS JUST AHEAD?
You have heard me say this, If God don’t hurry up and come and bring this mess to an end, there will not be enough young people of child bearing age, and moral enough, to carry over into the Millennium to start the process of repopulating the earth. That is why I say, When God strikes this earth, and judgment upon the wicked begins to take place, there will be millions of people alive then, that are going to perish in a few moments of time, all because God is angry at the mass of humanity that has desecrated His laws, defied and defiled His word, and want to tear up the Bible and throw it in the trash. As I look back over the thirty some years since Bro. William Branham’s death, preacher after preacher has taken Marriage and Divorce and said, Bro. William Branham said I can leave my first wife and take another. They went so far as to say, I did not marry a virgin when I was young, so I have the right to put her away and marry a virgin now, and such a person still expects to be a preacher ministering to the end time bride of Christ. I don’t think so. That is why I said this morning, I am going to go to work on the preachers. Bro. Jackson, are you trying to destroy them? No. But if you think the Bride of Christ is going to be made ready by a bunch of preachers of that caliber coming down the road of life with a basket full of ideas that are as carnal as can be, you are very wrong. I can name a lot of them who expect to do so, but I will not; at least not at this time. I have to believe we are entering that era of time when God is going to put a true Church people together, that will love His word and have no interest in just playing around. He is going to wash them with this word. He is going to get all these carnal questions and ideas out of our minds. There is going to be men that they are going to listen to, and they are not going to listen to every Tom, Dick, and Harry coming down the road saying, But that is not the way I see it. You will still meet some of them from time to time, because there will continue to be some passing through here, trying to get someone to give them an ear. Some may say, How will we know them, Bro. Jackson? There are always people who just gallivant around from place to place, trying to hear something new. They gallivant all over creation, and have more questions than anyone can answer, yet they never learn anything from what they do hear. Surely you have all read your Bible. I feel sorry for the man that got the Galatian church all messed up. He had that church so confused, so distorted, and so much broken fellowship that there was no way anyone could really worship God with any peace in their heart. When Paul heard about it, he said, (Gal 5:7-10) “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.” He then began to elaborate on the things that had divided them and split them up. He said, I would to God that man was cut off. Now tell me what he meant? Paul became so irked to think that men would come down the road of life with a bunch of junk to dump in somebody’s lap, (spiritually speaking) he was ready for such a one to be cut off. I am thankful to the Lord, that by His grace He made me what I am. I will never forget a few years ago, in Montreal Canada, in a meeting there one night, I chose a message in which I tried my best to show to the people that God sent a man to this age, a man that brought light upon the word of God. I spoke of how I was a witness to that man’s ministry, and how I sat under his ministry for thirteen years. Every time I heard that man come to the platform and open his Bible, he would always point you to a verse or passage of scripture as a text. As I stand here, I have to say, I will do my best to take what he said and point you back to the Bible. When I was finished, here came a man from toward the back, carrying a whole bunch of Spoken Word books. He said, Bro. Jackson, I enjoyed your message, but I have to say, You did not say anything about the prophet. I said to him, God did not call me to preach the prophet: He called me to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ from this Bible I carry with me. I said also, When it is necessary for me to mention that man’s name, I will mention it because I was a witness of his ministry, but I certainly don’t want you coming to me with a bunch of books, trying to tell me you know so much more than I do. I can hang my head in shame and humiliation and say, Go ahead and hit me now, but do you think you would get the apostle Paul to do that? I will give you church history when it is fitting, to show you what those who preached truth have had to face in prior ages. Some of those men that had to contest some of the devil’s tricks back in that first, second, and also the third ages, had many trials. When time moved to the fourth age, you need to take the anti-Nicene fathers’ accounts and read some of those letters. It would make some of you people ashamed of yourselves, that you could not write a letter like they did. They wrote to magistrates and governors, political men in high places, repudiating the things that the devil, through intelligent men, was trying to do. People today, sit in their church pews knowing very little about what others have had to go through to bring us to this hour. The average Christian knows very little about any of this. They know very little about the Dark Ages, and why the Reformation was necessary. Then when you do say something, it tears their mentality all to pieces. You have never heard me use curse words; nor any kind of foul language, but you have heard me use stern words. I want people to get the point I am talking to them about. It is a shame, that godly people have to subject their minds to a bunch of trash put out by would be glory seekers, coming down the road trying to portray themselves as knowing so much, when they actually know so very little. I will just end that point by saying this, Many preachers have disqualified themselves by thinking they can preach to the Bride of Christ, when their lives do not measure up. They have nothing that can feed the true bride of Christ, and the bride saints immediately recognize it. There will always be people like that and some who will hear him, but I will go so far as to say, They will not be preaching to the Bride of Christ: They will just be preaching to a bunch of people that have a lot of questions that never have been answered, because they run here and they run there, asking this and that, but they never get settled on anything. They just cannot come to a conclusion as to what they are going to believe. I know what I believe; and I know whom I have believed in, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day: That is what is important, to have your faith anchored to THE ROCK.
LOOKING TO THE END
Let us now go to the book of Revelation. If we are living as close to the week of Daniel as we believe we are, before the week starts, God, by His divine grace is going to work through a ministry to get His bride people ready for the rapture. Every contrary and traditional thought or idea is going to be purged from our minds. Our human nature, and our attitude about one another is going to be molded so it characterizes Christ. That is a must, an absolute necessity. By God’s grace I want to show you something here. Let me read to you the sixth seal in the 6th chapter of Revelation. In the months of March and April of 1963, for one whole week, Bro. William Branham separated himself from the public, spent his daytime hours studying and praying, to be able to come to the church and have a revelation on what he was studying. He is the only man this side of the apostle Paul that has had something of this magnitude coming out of the Bible. He has taught it for all to hear, so tell me, What is wrong with all the charismatic preachers, that they do not see anything here? If they do, why will they not preach it? They preach the coming of Christ, that the world is getting ready for a big revival and all such as that, but they completely ignore those things that are necessary in our lives, to be made ready to meet our Lord when He comes for His bride. Let us look at this sixth seal, as I use the chart back here to explain something. In the 12th verse of the 6th chapter of Revelation, (I remember the night Bro. William Branham read this) so let us read it. “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” This is the sign that the heavens will declare, that points to the coming of Jesus Christ, not in His mystical coming for the Bride, but His physical coming with His Bride, as shown in the 19th chapter of Revelation. “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll.” The heaven we are talking about is not ten million miles in space, it is right out there, but it is another dimension. There is just a veil between us and it. When that veil is rolled back, it fulfills this scripture. You are going to see the spirit world, and the whole human race on this planet is going to see the spirit world for the first time. “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” This is not going on during the tribulation period. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.” Why? Because they see something, that really scares them. Here is what they say, “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” That is the sixth seal. It has not been fulfilled yet, but when Bro. William Branham dealt with it that night it was revealed, so that we now have the revelation of what it is all pointing to, and we know where it becomes fulfilled. You have not seen it fulfilled yet. You will not see that until the week has passed over here, (chart.) because it comes at the end of the great tribulation that so many talk about. Why did Jesus say in Matthew 24, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall withdraw its light and the power of the heavens shall be shaken, and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” That lets us see when all this comes about. Let us now open our Bibles to Isaiah 13. This is where Isaiah looked down through the scope of time a little over seven hundred years before the advent of Christ, and wrote this. We are starting with the 9th verse, “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, (Who is going to be angry? It is God.) to lay the land desolate: (I will not have anything to do with that, and neither will you. Therefore I say to those who would, Do not blame us: We are not like those in Waco Texas. We have no dynamite. We have no high powered weapons. All we have is prayer and the Bible. When the heavens start shaking, please do not blame Raymond Jackson: I am only telling you what is ahead. When all of a sudden it gets dark, so you cannot see your hand in front of your face, do not blame Faith Assembly Church.) and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; (I did not write that: I am only reading it: God’s prophet Isaiah wrote it.) the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. (When He gets finished, there is not going to be many left.) Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, (Where are the environmentalists going to be when this takes place? He is going to shake the ground, let it open up and swallow them.) in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger. (It is coming, for it is written.) And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up; they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.” Let us open quickly to the 24th chapter of Isaiah, verse 1. It says this, “Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, (Saints: that is exactly why there has to be a rapture of the Bride, right here (chart) because when all of this happens, time is over here beyond the week of Daniel: All of this immediately follows the tribulation period. The Bride saints are going to be with the Master. There is going to be a lot of priests left here, a lot of servants, and a lot of politicians, as well as a lot of teachers who have polluted the minds of our young people.) so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, (It tells us, as Paul wrote in Romans, that even today the earth groans and travails, or is groaning in agony as sinful mankind has desecrated it, denied the God, their Maker, and defied the thought that He even exists.) the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. (They have done it in America and around the world.) Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth.” Look at the animal kingdom in England, mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease. Twenty two million have died of AIDS in Africa. They are expecting thirty two million possible carriers of it. Then they want to take out of the United States, many millions of dollars to help them find a cure for it. Why does someone not tell them, Change your lifestyle, if you want to stop the spread of that terrible disease. Oh no, they can’t do that: It would be terrible, not to be able to express themselves in whatever they imagine to do. Am I saying something I should not say? The curse has devoured the earth, and you have not seen the last of it yet. When they defy the word of God and deny the very existence of God, and go completely go contrary to His basic laws of morality, then God turns the devil loose on them and in comes all these plagues and pestilence, just like the Bible says, and they think am I wrong in saying this: I will be glad when it is all over.) “Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, (This is the end results of defying the word of God.) and few men left.” That is what 2nd Peter chapter 3, says, verse 8, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Pet 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Pet 3:10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” That does not destroy the planet itself, it just cleanses it of all that is abominable to the Lord God. His true people will inhabit this earth throughout all eternity, after He cleanses it of all sin and evil and restores it to its original state. God is in no hurry: He has given mankind plenty of time to repent and turn from their wicked ways, but after so long a time His anger begins to be manifested in the wrath He pours out upon all ungodliness. For the present time, you can ignore the true God and His righteous laws and worship any old man-made god you choose, but the time is coming when every living person on this planet will see what a living God of righteousness can do, that their god cannot do. When they realize the error of their ways like that, it will be too late to turn and worship Him. They can only taste of His wrath.
ORDER OF EVENTS
I need to get back to the sixth seal and get it established, as to where it is applied and fulfilled. We have the knowledge of it, and have had it for several years now, but we have not seen it fulfilled yet. It is fulfilled as this week of Daniel comes to a close. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened. That is when that sign appears, then shall the sun be darkened. That is when those prophecies go into effect. That lines up with the seventy five days in Daniel 12. If the sixth seal is here, and we have the knowledge of it, so that we know what it is, that means it is the end of time as far as time going toward the end of this age. We must look now, and see what the seventh seal pertains to. We have to remember, that not every chapter and verse of the book of Revelation is written in their order of fulfillment. Chapter 6, takes you to the end of the week of Daniel where God pours out His wrath upon all ungodliness, but chapter 7, brings you back into the first half of the week of Daniel when the two prophets of chapter 11, are ministering in the streets of Jerusalem, prophesying and showing signs and wonders, to awaken a certain element of Jewish people to the time they are living in, and to their Messiah that will soon return literally to rule and reign on earth. I just ask that you try to follow what I want to show you: If you will, it will clear up a lot of ideas you have heard expressed by people who only guess at what certain things mean. Therefore as we go back to the book of Revelation, I want to remind you that when the Lord Jesus gave the apostle John the command to write the things that he had seen, he was to write them and send them to the seven churches which were in Asia, so he did that. Well for almost two thousand years, every generation of people that have studied the Bible have tried to figure out what certain things therein pertain to, but only in these last days, has the Spirit of God allowed us to really be able to put the entire picture of events together, so we know the order of fulfillment and the application of events. As I said, when we come to the end of the 6th chapter, what does the next chapter portray? It speaks of four certain angels, and then of another angel, so let us read some of it. (Rev 7:1) “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. (Rev 7:2) And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, (Rev 7:3) Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Notice how it speaks of an angel flying from the east, having the seal of the living God. Where is he going? He is going to Israel. He is saying to the four angels that hold back the winds, Don’t hurt the earth, nor the sea, nor any green thing, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their forehead. When you read the 7th chapter, it tells you exactly, that there are 144,000 servants of God sealed away for service to God, and they are sealed by the ministry of those two prophets that appear on the scene in Israel in the first half of the week of Daniel. Now in the sequence of writing, this follows what we have already covered in the sixth chapter about the sixth seal, so do you wonder why the seventh seal was not inserted right there? You have a broken sequence: The seventh seal is opened in verse 1, of chapter 8. Why? God had it written that way for a purpose: It hides it from the wise and prudent, the educated of this world who want to mess with things. Years ago, when I was a little boy, there was a Church of Christ preacher that boastfully said, The book of Revelation never should have been written: It is like a mud hole: the more you stir it, the muddier it gets. How carnal some people can be? No wonder some of them do not know anything whatsoever, from the standpoint of revelation. This book of Revelation is God’s love letter to the Bride Church. When we read down through the 7th chapter, we still do not have all the picture. When we go to the 8th chapter and 1st verse, here is how we have to look at the picture, because we have the broken sequences. The writing of the sixth seal brings us straight through the tribulation period and ends with the coming of the Lord, but when we go to the 7th chapter, we have to back up, because here He is dealing with another picture. This angel flying from east to west with the seal of the living God, and is warning another four angels, Do not start trouble or anything until we have sealed the servants of our God in their forehead. Then you see the number that is sealed, which is 144,000. The next question is, Who does that? It is by the ministry of the two prophets and we first see them in chapter 11, so you have to reach over here to the 11th chapter and bring that back to right there. (Between verses 1 and 2 of chapter 8 on the chart) There, in chapter 8, starting with verse 2, you see the affects of what those prophets are doing, to get the attention of the people, and in so doing, chapter 7 is fulfilled. You have to bring the 11th chapter back here, because the two prophets are the ones that do the sealing, so let us go ahead and see where this seventh seal comes in. We come to the 8th chapter, 1st verse, and we read this, “And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” We now have to look at this in the light of time. Are we looking at this seventh seal as though it has been broken over here, or is it broken back here just before the week starts? (chart) It is broken just before the week starts, because the next verses show the two prophets on the scene and they are going to smite the earth with plagues and judgments. That shows us that even though the sixth seal is to be fulfilled over here to complete the whole thing of man’s government and programs on earth, which ends right there. (at the end of the week of Daniel) Yet the seventh seal has nothing whatsoever to do with man’s governmental systems. It is something pertaining to the Bride of Christ a little while before the rapture takes place. Do you follow me now? That seventh seal will not be opened after the prophets are on the scene. It is given to the Bride just before the prophets appear on the scene in Israel.
THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
Now that we have established certain things pertaining to the seals, we should back up a few years and ask, Why was it necessary, thirty some years ago, back in 1963 when Bro. William Branham preached on the Seals, for God to only give him the revelation of six of them? The seals deal with the Church and conditions as time moves through this grace age, and not in eternity. The first six are concerning the Church in relationship to the systems of mankind on earth. When we come to the seventh seal, it reveals certain things to the bride of Christ concerning the coming of Christ for her: Not the visible coming of Christ at the end of the tribulation, but the mystical coming of Christ to take His Bride away from here. I know there are a lot of charismatic preachers, some of which have written books, (I have them.) and they try to convince you that this thing called the rapture is a false teaching. They say it is not in the scripture. Well now Mr. Wise Guy, even though that is what you have been telling the religious world for years now, I am here to tell you that you are wrong: You have missed the boat. I am going to show you from this chart and the Bible, exactly how you have missed it. When Jesus rose from the dead, you can read it in Matthew, and what does it say? There was an earthquake, and an angel came down and rolled the stone away. Right? Then it tells you later in Matthew, the graves were opened. It does not say a few graves were opened: It says the graves were opened. I am convinced there were graves opened throughout the whole middle east, and not just those in Jerusalem. The saints appeared in the city, to many. What does that constitute? There was a resurrection of dead saints from years gone by. In the denominational conception of these things they would say, Do you think they were resurrected in glorified bodies? How else would He resurrect them? You never see anywhere else in the book of Acts or anywhere, that they later found then lying around, scattered all over creation, so that they had to bury all of them again. I tell you saints, some people are so carnal they just simply let their mind get carried away. It took the apostle Paul, in Ephesians 4, to clear up the picture. Eph 4:8 “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Eph 4:9 (Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things.”) He that ascended is the same that descended first into the lower parts of the earth.” You will find this in the 1st Epistle of Peter, that He went and preached to the spirits in prison. 1 Pet 3:19 “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” He went down into the bowels of the earth, and what did He do? He preached to the souls of them that were in prison. Why? Because the saintly people, from back when time began right on down to that hour, had not died and gone to heaven: They died and went to a place in hell called Paradise. The devil held them there. Therefore when Jesus gave up the ghost on that cross, His Spirit went right down into the jaws of hell itself and said, Saints, I have come for you! That is why David wrote in the Psalms, Thou shall not leave my soul in hell, neither shall thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption, therefore my flesh shall rest in hope for that day. When David heard that voice coming down the corridor of hell, he knew His Redeemer was on the scene. That day, the day Jesus arose from the grave, He delivered those imprisoned saints, some of which had been there for centuries of time, and took them to glory with Him. Now He that ascended is the same that descended first, and He led captivity captive. He brought them up. When Christ came forth from the grave, so did the other saints, and many of them appeared in the city of Jerusalem. It was a witness, that something had happened. No mortal man could prove it or disprove it. Therefore we can say to the critics, and especially to those that want to find fault with this teaching about the rapture, Why do you not accept the record of the holy, inspired scriptures? This red line on our chart applies to saints that are not represented in the bride of Christ. In 33 A.D. Christ was crucified. On the third day He rose from the dead, conquering death, hell and the grave. He led captivity captive. In other words, He took them with Him. Right there, was the beginning of what we call the first resurrection. The first resurrection is fulfilled in three phases. I will say this, There is no scripture there, that says there was a shout, or there was the voice of an archangel, or that there was a trump of God. No, the resurrection of life Himself, was on the scene. Do you get the picture? He took them out of that place called paradise, which at that time was down in the bowels of this earth, and took them to glory with Him. He has the power to do so. We have been waiting for two thousand years, for the second phase of the first resurrection, but it is now very close at hand. Saints for the past almost two thousand years, have come on the scene, stood in their ranks and fulfilled their calling, and their bodies of clay have went into the ground like all who died before them, but paradise for their spirits is not in the ground: It is in heaven. One of these days, as the apostle Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians, we are going to be changed. 1 Cor 15:51 “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” When the apostle Paul wrote in 1st Thessalonians, We say unto you by the word of the Lord, he did not get that from studying the Old Testament: He received that directly from the Lord, but it was already established in the Old Testament he had been studying, that there would be a resurrection. Yes the same ONE that went up with the saints of old, shall descend from heaven with a shout. Let me read these verses. 1 Th 4:15 “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” That is not His visibly coming, shown over here on our chart at the end of the great tribulation: This time He is coming in clouds of glory, not storm clouds, to receive His bride. First with a shout, which was sounded thirty some years ago. Take the 25th chapter of Matthew, of the wise and the foolish virgins, and notice how at the midnight hour there was a cry made, Behold the Bridegroom cometh, get ready. That shout has sounded, and I am one who is glad this whole thing was not concluded in a month’s time. First there comes a shout. Where is the Lord physically? He is still in the heavens. Then the next thing to be heard is the voice of the archangel. Where does that come in? That is what you see recorded in Revelation 10. That is when Jesus is on earth in angelic form. It means that when the seventh seal has been broken, as is recorded in the 1st verse of the 8th chapter of Revelation, that follows. He breaks the seventh seal, and there have been many who have said, But there is supposed to be a half hour of silence, that has to have a meaning. Well have you ever stopped to think, that there was a time when heaven did not look like it does now?. Until Jesus was born, grew up to be thirty years of age, was baptized, preached for three and one half years, and was crucified, heaven did not have an immortal man sitting on a throne. I have to say, Two thousand years ago those gates were opened into the glory portals of heaven. Jesus ascended up there and was seated on the right hand of the Father. He has been there ever since. That scene had a beginning and it will have an end. I have to believe, when the angelic hosts of heaven saw Him coming from the grave, from the earth, into that environment, I imagine they stood back thinking, What is about to take place? This immortal Christ, with nail scares in His hands, and in His side, raises up into the balconies of heaven, and the Father, (which I see as a beautiful rainbow about the throne, because the Father is not a person, and He does not exist in any kind of form, because He is that invisible being that is everywhere, the fountain of all wisdom and power) positioned a place in heaven and the immortal Christ took that place. He has been there ever since. After two thousand years, when the elders and the angels, and the beasts, crying holy, holy, holy, (Think of it!) see Him all of a sudden break that last seal and rise up from that throne to come for those whose names are written therein, can you not imagine such a scene? Will there not be silence in heaven, as all that heavenly scene begins to change? He steps forth from that throne after two thousand years of sitting there, and all that great host stands in awe, waiting for what comes next. Paul spoke of Him in Hebrews, as having received a priesthood forever, after the order of Melchizedek. Well I ask you, Does the word forever, really mean eternal? No. It is only for a period of time. For two thousand years He has been a priest interceding, praying to the great Eternal Spirit, the Father, on behalf of His atonement work for you and me. When He breaks that seal, what is written in that scroll is the names of those He has been interceding for, for the past two thousand years. No, He is not physically coming, but in an angelic manner, He is coming to earth, and that is why He is pictured in Revelation 10:1, to match Revelation 8:1. Here He stands, with one foot on the land and the other on the sea. (A universal picture) The scroll is in His hand, opened. He is coming for the contents therein. Heaven stopped saying holy, holy, holy, because He is no longer on the throne. The heavenly scene is changing. Now then, in that arch angelic way, He has come to reveal to you and I, something the religious world cannot ever penetrate or find out in any manner. It will be a revelation concerning His coming. It will let us understand it. How long, have I heard the denominational world say, Oh, but just before the time for the week to start, the rapture will be fulfilled. The Bible does not say that. The apostle Paul said it like this, in the second letter to the Thessalonians. Now concerning the coming of the Lord and our gathering together unto Him, (This is the rapture). This is where the critics that do not even believe in the rapture, really miss it. The word rapture does not even appear in the Bible, but when the apostle Paul, in 2nd Thessalonians, said, concerning the coming of the Lord, He was not talking about this coming over here (chart). He was talking about this coming right here, and our gathering together unto Him, (in the rapture) that, that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and the man of sin, (the man who starts this miserable period) is revealed, the son of perdition. To me it is very evident that the Bride will still be on earth as the world’s politicians, out of necessity, usher in that period of supposed-to-be peace, very quickly, after the events of Ezekiek 38 & 39 has devastated them. As the Bride has been given a revelation of what the seals pertain to, it is to inform her of how to prepare herself and how to make ready for that soon catching away. He is on earth in angelic form for that great event. Notice, and the voice of the archangel, that will bring forth the real meaning of that seventh seal, which is the sounding of seven thunders. It is a shame that educated men had to get involved and project themselves and push themselves in and around Bro. William Branham’s life like they did. They got in the way, just to make themselves seen. I sat there in the month of December 1960, when Bro. William Branham preached on what is called, The Seven Church Ages. That is not the real sermons you read in the bound books: It is the edited version, by Dr. Lee Vail. I have the original seven sermon booklets, word for word as he preached them. I want to show you what carnal, educated man has done with what Bro. William Branham said. Imagine, the Bible was not even constructed in the manner this was. In the month of December 1960, Bro. William Branham took church history, and for a week he dealt with each one of those churches in the book of Revelation, dealing with the historical side of it. Later, when this Baptist doctor of divinity, Dr. Lee Vail, got the manuscript, all the time from there, right straight down through 1962 into 1963, even before he started on the seals, he was editing and putting together a picture of what he thinks. This is why I said, and I still say it, When Perry Green asked me, I said, Perry, you know the Bible was not written like that. Let me read to you what he was supposed to have said, according to Dr. Lee Vail. On page 327, in the last paragraph.
Now this messenger of Mal. 4 and Rev. 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Mal. 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. (Well that is the truth, but listen to this.) Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders. (That is not true.)
When Bro. William Branham preached the church ages, he never made any statement like that whatsoever. It is not in the original messages, not in the manuscript, not in his booklets, nor on the tapes. Nevertheless there are people all over the world reading this edited book and saying that Bro. William Branham said it. No, he absolutely did not say anything like that. I have the original seven booklets. I just have to tell you, Something has been added since it was preached in December 1960. That means 1961, 1962, into 1963, it is two years and three months in advance of the seals. Here he has already said what the seven seals are going to be. Let me read it again.
“It will be these Divinely revealed ‘mystery-truths’ that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers.” And he says, “which are the revelations contained in the seven seals.” He is actually saying that they are the seven thunders. Now brothers and sisters: Bro. William Branham never said that at all. I will get the seals book and let you see what he did say. You notice I have these little markers here, well this helps me find the pages. I am reading this tonight from the Seven Seals Book, unabridged, just the way it was on the tape. Here is what he says making one point. I am on page 468.
Now, but see, you can’t say those things. It’s best to just leave it alone. And you remember the Third Pull; it said, “Don’t tell nobody.” What did it say was that? How many remembers that? (He is referring to when he had told it before.) Sure. Remember, standing there trying to lace that eyelet in that little shoe in the vision? He said, “You can’t teach Pentecostal babies supernatural things. And I said, this will be the Third Pull.” Now here is where he began to point out about the Third Pull, as he is preaching the seals. Let us just follow and see how all this begins to add up. I am on page 557 and he is preaching on the seventh seal.
And now, as certain as I stand in the platform tonight, I had the revelation that revealed-it’s in a threefold manner. That, I will speak to you by God’s help of a fold of it. And then you….Let’s go over there first. Here’s the revelation to begin what…I want to tell you what it is. (Now notice, he is talking about the seventh seal.) What happens is that those seven thunders that he heard thunder and was forbidden to write, that’s what the mystery is laying behind those seven consecutive thunders rolling out.” He ties the seventh seal to the seven thunders. It is not what Lee Vail said, That the seven thunders was the revelation of the seven seals. That is a lie. Bro. William Branham did not say that.
Now then we go a little further. On page 558. “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. (Again he said,) It’s the Third Pull.” Remember how he said that. So now we go to another page. Page 562. He is talking about the seventh seal. He has stressed how it is those seven thunders. This is down next to the last paragraph on page 562. “Oh what a day we are living in-what a great thing. See the mystery and secret? The Third…Standing there, when this left me, something just come to me and said, “Don’t fear.” Now, I didn’t hear no voice-like on the inside of me spoke. I just tell you the truth, just exactly what happened. Something hit and said, “Don’t fear. This is that Third Pull.” Now we are not done with the seal yet. He stressed this already three times in connection with these thunders.
We will now we go to page 564. “And in Sabino Canyon, He said, “This is the Third Pull.” This is the fourth time he has mentioned this. Then when God took him off the scene, there are multitudes saying, but the Third Pull hasn’t been fulfilled. Then they were not listening to him when he said this. Because he is up on the mountain now. “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. (I will never forget the night he said that.) 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!” He is speaking of the Third Pull. Then on page 565 he said, remember Bro. Junior Jackson’s dream.
Now I am going to take you to where he tells us in plain words, page 575. “Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that? (Meaning the disciples) You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; (just as we have talked tonight) because, you see, Christ said, Only God Himself, knew, and not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn’t even written. You see, they hushed-nothing taken place then. Angels don’t know it; nobody knows when He’s coming. But there’ll be a…(listen to this) There’ll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time. So, I believe, to us who…if we don’t know it, and it won’t be known ‘til that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it’s supposed to be revealed in. So, the thing for us to do is to be reverent before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how to do, and live good Christian lives.” Ever since then, men have been saying, The seventh seal is fully revealed, because they take that, that the thunders was the revelation of the seven seals. The thunders was not the revelation of the seven seals. The thunders are the fulfillment of the seventh seal only, not a revelation of seven seals. It is quite different, is it not? Let us read on here. “Here now, we find that the sixth seal has been opened to us; we see it, (We talked about that before we started this.) and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives. (Thirty some years ago, it was not even time. Think, it was not broken, so Christ was still on the mercy seat. Think of all the young people born since then. Are you not glad He is still on the mercy seat?) Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come, see, for they…we find that Christ, the Lamb, took the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it’s a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it…right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it’s connected together. Now, we have in the completion here now, by the grace of God, all the mysteries of the six Seals that’s been sealed up, and we understand and know here that the Seventh Seal is not to be known to the public. (Here is his closing comments.) You see Israel gathering in its own homeland. But you notice, He omitted the revelation of this Seventh Seal. And here, when the Seventh Seal, when He opened it, He also omitted it again, see. (meaning it was not known) So we see that it is a complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for this mystery to be known, therefore, we’re this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time.”
We have read all of that, so let us now read what he says concerning the Pull as he concludes this. “The seven Angels….I was in the west. You remember the little bitty messengers; (like little birds) they went east. The second messengers, the doves (little bit larger bird), they went east. And now, I looked…they was with me all the time. That was that First and Second Pull. Now, the Third came from the west sweeping forward with great terrific speed, and they picked me up. That was coming back east with the mystery of these Seven Seals, just like it said in Junior Jackson’s dream that the Lord let me interpret for him there.”
My brothers and sisters: I hope you can see that the seventh seal has not yet been broken. It is not going to be broken to a mass of carnal minded people that are not even looking for the coming of the Lord in the right way. I have to say, We do have the revelation on the first six. They are as plain as plain can be. No sooner did Bro. William Branham release this, and God take him home in 1965, and Billy Graham came out with his own book. I have some of the booklets of the Jehovah Witnesses, and I know they put those four horse riders in the tribulation period. Well, so did Billy Graham, but according to the revelation that God gave through the voice of Bro. William Branham to his people, those four horse riders have already been riding down through time. That is the difference. That should let us know why the church world today, can say He is coming, but they do not have a clue as to when, because they hide behind the scripture that says, No man knoweth the day nor the hour. They look toward the six seals, if they have any understanding that they even exist, and say, Oh but that will be fulfilled over here in the tribulation period, and we all know the four horse riders have already been riding right on through time. We learned what the fifth seal was, that it pertains to those Jews that were slaughtered from 1939 to 1945, those believers of that six million Jews which were martyred in Europe. In that fifth seal, they were told that they should rest a little while until more of their brethren should be killed as they were. Where will that take place? In the tribulation hour just ahead, others will be martyred as they were. That is the fifth seal. We know that now. Does the church world know it? No. They do not know it. I want to say I am sorry, if I have said words that sound harsh, but when I look out across the land today, and see preachers shrug their shoulders and say, I don’t care about that! That is irrelevant! It is a shame, that all this is written in God’s word and so many people think it has no worthwhile meaning. Someone is going to have to answer for that.
SONS OF GOD AND DAUGHTERS OF MEN
I will ask now, that you turn with me into Genesis 6. Concerning what we said last Sunday and this morning about the intimate relationship that took place in the garden of Eden, there are religious people around this world that say that teaching is of the devil: That it cannot be true. Eve was holy, and Adam was holy, so it just could not have been like that. They go hysterical, even at the thought of it. I have to say, O.K. Let us read Genesis 6, and let them explain what happened to get mankind in such a condition. I have no doubt about it myself. “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” Please keep in mind, that these men were not descendants of Adam. You know what it says in Genesis 4, because we have covered that. Cain left the land of Eden and went over and dwelt in Nod. Did he not? The land of wandering. The 4th chapter will give you the genealogy, and I suggest that you pay close attention to it. Were they sons of God? They were not. They were men, because Eve was Cain’s mother. They began to practice every kind of evil device that the devil wanted to insert into their line. When God gave Eve another son to replace Abel, which was Seth, this started the Adamic line again, and they were sons of God. Alright now, the 6th chapter gives us the story on both lines, as to what began to happen that caused God to send that great flood. “And it came to pass, when men (the Cainite line) began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (I am convinced, that in the Adamic line, God ordained a certain genetic law that for every male child born, there would have been a female child born following, that would be the bride, the wife, to that son. That is the only way you are going to get the earth repopulated according to God’s perfect plan. Common sense would tell you that, since in the beginning there were no other families for the sons of Adam to get wives from. As we look at the Cain line over here in the land of Nod, and we realize they were not even a part of God’s original plan, (They are of Satan’s plan to thwart the plan of God.) is God required to give them a genetic law to keep an even balance between male and female children? No. I can begin to see how, over there in Nod, there were more female babies born than male babies. After awhile, since they had that more like an animal instinct, they had no moral qualities about them. They just had physical desires and a want to satisfy them. They began to come across the border to present themselves to the Adamic line over in Eden.) That the sons of God (Who were the sons of God? The descendants of Seth, who was the son of Adam.) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; (They made themselves sexually attractive. It is just like a lot of human females today: Just look at them on the TV. They cannot stop portraying their breasts.) and they took them wives of all which they chose.” They were up for the picking, and what a shame. How can anything be made any easier for us to understand what happened? I want to challenge my critics right here: When you read the rest of this chapter, are you still going to try to convince me that this situation did not involve sex? Shame on you. You know it did. The other night I heard Benny Hinn giving his explanation of the 6th chapter of Genesis. He said these sons of God were angelic beings that came down to the daughters of men, which in his mind were supposed to have been the daughters of the Adamic line. Do you know what that tells me? There was a generation of devils born. Look at it in the right light. According to what Jesus said, angelic beings have no way of projecting themselves in a sexual manner. You can read Matthew 22, Mark 12 and Luke 20, and you will see that angels do not engage in sex relationships. We will just read one verse. (Mat 22:30) “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” That should be enough to shoot down such an interpretation as Benny Hinn puts on this condition in Genesis 6. I just have to ask you, (You need not raise your hand.) How many of you really do understand that? There is still much scriptural ignorance on a lot of these things. They do not realize how the Cainite line must have multiplied over in the land of Nod. These daughters coming over to present themselves to the sons of God, is the visible evidence that there was an over abundance of them as compared to the males. There was not enough male children born to go around, so those females started coming across the border, looking for who ever they could find to satisfy their desires. The devil went on a crusade among the sons of God, and just very simply broke down their resistance. They begin to be tempted by all that exposed flesh they were seeing and eventually their will was broken down. Those females were up for every man’s choosing. When God saw what was going on He said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (It did not start immediately, but eventually it came to that.) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children.” Now criticize that if you can. You have to admit it there, but when you take it back where the whole thing started, you want to throw your hands up and say, It cannot be! I have to say, It absolutely was like that. Cain was not a son of Adam: Therefore he had those animal attributes in him, to pass on down through his genetic line. Not being sons and daughters of God, they did not have the benefits God ordained for His children, so they were totally subject to the leading of Satan, the very spirit that coaxed the serpent to seduce Eve. We are at the end of time, and that is exactly why the devil has been allowed to turn loose on this earth and he has brought mankind to the lowest ebb morally, spiritually, principally and ethically, that he could ever think to do. This is what the devil was after and God allowed him to temp and test at will, knowing that the true bride Church would stand the test and continue to prepare herself to meet the BRIDE GROOM, when He comes. All of this evil we see every day, is what God is going to look at when separation time comes. The final separation is explained in the 25th chapter of Matthew. Thousands of people listen to Benny Hinn. He and men like him can feed you a lot of garbage that is as far out of the Bible as daylight from dark, and make it sound so right to those who do not bother to prayerfully line it up with the scriptures. It is a sad situation, but all of that is in the hands of God.
RESTATING REVEALED TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURES
I know we have already looked at some of what I want to show you, but please bear with me for a little while. There is a lot that has been said about the seventh seal, but before I say anything else concerning it, we have to deal within the prophecy structure from where we read about it. I want us to take the book of Revelation and open to the 21st chapter. I would like for us to sit together today as children of God who want to know truth. This is the only scripture and the only prophecy that is mentioned in the entire structure of the scriptures, wherein a people is addressed as being the Bride. You do not see it in any of the epistles like this. There is one mention of the bride in the gospel of St. John, but it is not specifically identifying a bride: It just identifies the Bridegroom. Rev 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Rev 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” When we read this and see this, it lets me know that as the time draws near, there will be a people on earth that will know in their hearts that they are the Bride of Jesus Christ. There are things we are going to be touching on, which will prove that we are the Bride of Christ. Does that make us a people who will brag about it? Not at all. I just thank God, that He showed His mercy and grace upon us and did not leave us out there somewhere in this wilderness of religious confusion. Those who are still out there are left to wander about, and hope that somehow or other what they have believed will one day be a reality, but they could never really see it through the pages of scripture as prophecy itself unfolds before their very eyes. So looking at our chart back here, we are not going to pay any attention to the green line, the red line, or the black line. We dealt with all of that in another message. This block divided in two equal halves, represents the seventieth weeks of Daniel. That is a seven year period that fulfills when grace to Gentiles is concluded. The first half is three and one half years, the last half is three and one half years. This blue line, which is the Bride of Christ, starts here (when the Church was born, on the day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2) and culminates here, (early in the first half of the week of Daniel). Just because we have it drawn here, does not mean we are saying that is when the bride goes up; We just want to get it inside the first half of the week. In order to make one line distinct from the other, you have got to draw it so that people can see each one. We will explain some of this later, but we are going to deal exclusively with this seventieth week of Daniel right now. We believe, time wise, we are approaching somewhere within at least four to five years before that week starts. If that be a fact, the things that are in this book of Revelation, which preachers all over the religious world have probed at, poked at, pushed at, but after all of that they have always left people with questions, But what about this and what about that? There are always a few questions from some, but let us read this love letter to the bride and see how the Lord has addressed it to us. I have been dealt with all week, to deal with this from the beginning to the end, because we are the only people (the universal bride Church) that will ever know what it said and what it did not say. It is true, in the writings of the scriptures, we find the second chapter follows the first, the third the second, the fourth the third, the fifth the fourth, and on and on. People read this, and when they get over in the eighth chapter, well, it looks like it belongs somewhere else. That is exactly why preachers, through years gone by, have made various remarks about it. As I have told already, I heard one preacher say, when I was a little boy, that the book of Revelation is like a mud hole, the more you stir it, the muddier it gets. I heard another one say one time, It should never have been written. I am glad it was written, because it was written for you and me. There is a right way to read it, and I thank God, because I believe we are the people to read it right. Now if any of the Branham movement hears this or reads it in printed form, they will say, but don’t he know it takes a prophet to do that? I will reply by saying, first to the family of Bro. William Branham and then to the old timers that are still alive, Thirty some years have come and gone since Bro. William Branham’s death and not one of you have come up with an answer to anything. You have published your comments, but you have pointed no one to any further thing yet to unfold, from the scriptures. I ask a simple question; What if you had lived in the first advent of Christ and Christ would have been taken, and in the upper room, the eleven disciples picked Matthias to fulfill Judas’ place, would you have challenged them on the authority of what they were going to do, under the same condition you are facing right now? Would you have said, But you can’t do that, it takes a prophet? You have to read what Jesus has already told them. He gave them a great commission, but the last words He said were, Tarry in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. When you put the two together, you get a good picture of why Peter, on the day of Pentecost, fulfilled exactly what Jesus told him at Caesarea Phillipi that day; Upon this rock will I build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (What rock? The true revelation of who Jesus was and is). There are three things there. Therefore I must ask you who are always saying those things, After thirty some years, are you going to deny the Lord the right to reveal to anyone else anything out of His word, especially if Bro. William Branham did not speak about it? I have to say this, If I were you, I would be searching the scriptures instead of just dwelling constantly upon what you already know. You have searched the Spoken Word books and you have looked and you have gleaned until you know every word by heart. You have not come up with an answer to anything we did not already have the answer to in 1965. I say that with respect, not meaning to be mean spirited, but I do not stand here trembling as I say it. Let us see now, what this letter to the bride starts out with. You read the first verses of it and you find that John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day and fell into a vision. Jesus appears to him and speaks the things described by John. Who is John? I will ask those of the Branham movement this question, Who is this man called John? Well, he was one of the disciples of Jesus. He outlived all the others. Was he not considered as one of the apostles? Yes. Was he considered to be the messenger to the first age? No he was not: The apostle Paul was the messenger to that first age. In fact most of the epistles in the New Testament were written by the apostle Paul, or fourteen of them were. Do not forget though; he was beheaded in 66 A.D. According to his own testimony, he had finished his course. He had fought a good fight. He knew there was a crown of righteousness laid up for him. John, who was called the beloved, lived on and was put out there on the Isle of Patmos, just to get him out of the way. All the others had been martyred by then. God had a reason for keeping him alive. We do not know exactly how old John was in 96 A.D. but there is one thing sure, he was no longer a little boy. He has gone through a lot, standing for what he believed: he had seen a lot, and he has endured a lot, and we know he was an old man in 96 A.D. How old, we do not know. A man, who was not the messenger to the age, but he was definitely a witness of everything that whole age covered to that point. It was Jesus, that came walking by one day and called him, along with Andrew and some of the others. He had faithfully followed Jesus the entire 3 ½ years He ministered on earth. All the rest of his life, he has preached and stood faithful to the gospel. He had heard and seen a lot and gone many places: He lived thirty some years beyond the time when the apostle Paul was martyred. They were not standing around looking for Paul to come back from the dead to finish his ministry, and neither were they looking for Jesus to come back right away, but they did hold on to that promise after He ascended into heaven, that He would return. He came back alive but did not stay there with them very long. Through it all, this man called John was a faithful witness. I will now read to you what the Lord, in a vision, said to John while he was there on the isle of Patmos. Yes, he was on land, and he was aware of his environment, why he was there and all, so listen to the words Jesus spoke to him while he was in the vision. We will start with the 17th verse, in the 1st chapter of Revelation, because it tells how John reacted. “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Here is the verse I want you to notice especially, because he is commanded to write.) Write the things which thou hast seen, (that puts it in the past tense,) and the things which are, (that puts it in the present tense) and the things which shall be hereafter.” That puts it somewhere in the future tense, but we have to understand in what relationship the hereafter points to. The first three chapters dealt with Church history from the beginning of time, Ephesus, right straight through Laodicea, right straight through the week of Daniel. I remember when Bro. William Branham said, before he was taken off the scene, The Bride Age is on. What did he mean by that? Brothers and sisters, let us be sensible, because we all know you do not add an eighth age to this period of Grace. It is only typed by Laodicea being the seventh and the last. We have to understand the messenger to Laodicea, which would start somewhere about right here (chart) in this period of time, and he is the one that is going to bring a message to turn the hearts of the end time, Gentile children back to the faith of the apostolic fathers, and he will bring out of the word of God things new, new revelations. That is what the seals consisted of. They were new revelations. We see the written structure, but the church world did not know the real meaning, what each one typed. With that in mind, remember that Laodicea moves right on. The condition of it keeps right on going and does not stop, because it is the age of materialism. It is the age of intellectualism, especially in the religious sense. This is the day in the organized churches, they do not want you in the pulpit unless you have a doctorate degree. They can have a doctorate degree in everything, but they do not have a revelation worth a dime. The words they speak are like dry cracker crumbs, and you know you have to have a lot of water to dissolve them and make them palatable enough to swallow. Laodicea goes right straight on through to the end, getting continually worse and is destroyed by the visible coming of Christ.