The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 1: God Hiding Himself In Simplicity, Then Revealing Himself In The Same 63-0317M (Continued)

Day 15


429  You love Him? My, isn't He wonderful? I hope and I trust that the message will produce what it was intended to do; that it'll get you to a place that you don't look for flowery things or some… When you see God in greatness, look how humble it is, and then you'll see God. Don't look for Him…
430  When Elisha was back in that cave, the smoke went across, blood, thunder, lightning, and (See?), all these kinds of sensations we've had—blood in the face and in the hands, and sensations and everything, they never bothered that prophet. He just laid there, but he heard a still small Voice. What was it? the Word. Then he covered his face and walked out. See, that was it.
431  Remember, friend, don't look for great big… You say, "God." He speaks of great big things. There'll come a time there'll be this, that, or the other, great big things… I hope you're catching what I'm talking about (See?), great big things… See? And oh, when this comes to pass, it'll be great, big like this, and it'll be so humble you'll miss the whole thing and just go right on. See? You'll look back and say, "Well, that never did come to…" See? Passed right over the top, and you never even seen it, just…?… See? It's so simple. See? God lives in simplicity, (See?), to manifest Hisself in greatness. What makes Him great? Because He can simplify Himself. A big great man can't simplify himself; he's got to be a dignitary. See? But he ain't big enough yet. When he comes big enough, then he comes down like this (you see?), can humble himself.
434  As the old saint said up there in Chicago, that fellow went up with all the education and things, said he come down whipped out, head hanging down, walking out defeated. He said, "If he'd have went up the way he come down, he'd have come down the way he went up." Well, that's right. See? Humble yourself. Just be humble. Don't try to be peculiar; just—just love Jesus (See?), say, "Lord, if there's any guile in my heart; if there's anything wrong, Father, I don't want to be like that. You take it away. I don't want to be like that." "Oh, I want to be numbered as one of them in that day, Lord. And I see the day approaching." You see these Seals begin to… If God will open them to us. And remember, He alone can do it. We're depending on Him. God bless you.
437  Now, I suppose our pastor will have a word for you to say—or for him to say, rather, to—to you before we meet again this afternoon. And I think the service will, the song service is at six-thirty fine, sir? And it's… All right, six-thirty, and it's… The doors open at six; song service will start at six-thirty. And… The Lord willing, I'll be speaking tonight on the subject of the Seven Sealed Book. And then Monday night the white horse rider; Tuesday night the black horse rider; Wednesday night the grisled horse, the pale horse and then the red horse rider. Then go into the 6th—4th, 5th and 6th and then Sunday night… Next Sunday morning maybe a healing service I don't know.
439  Now, remember, we're dedicated to the Lord—ourselves and the church for the service of God. God bless you. I've—I'm one hour late; will you forgive me now? I don't—I don't mean to do that. But see, I—I just can be with you this week and I'm be leaving again. And I don't know where I'll be going; just where He leads. And I want to spend every minute I can, because I want to spend eternity with you. God bless you. Now, Brother Neville.
  

Chapter 2: The Breach Between The Seven Church Ages And The Seven Seals 63-0317E
1 Good evening, friends. It's a—a great privilege to be back here in the house of the Lord tonight, in the service, and still living on the—the Manna from this morning that our souls were so greatly blessed by His great Presence. And now tonight, we are—have a—starting on the subject of the "Breach Between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals." And I was just speaking this afternoon to a friend. And maybe, the Lord willing, sometime this summer, if He doesn't take me home, or—or I get to come back (don't go overseas or something), I would like to strike again at the seven last trumpets (See?), and it all bridges together. And—and then there is the seven last plagues, and—and it all blends right together as we'll see as we go along.
3  So tonight while we're kind of getting quietened, I may be just a little lengthy tonight, but even… As soon as I get back here… Now, all the preaching I done in Phoenix, I never one time even got hoarse (See? That's right.), and oh, my, how hard I preached. And for, I believe, it was twenty-seven services without getting hoarse, but it's the climate here. You see? It's just simply—it's just bad right here, just a valley. It's—it's just a bad condition back here, and—of healthy—you know what I mean; it's—it's bad. And any preacher has a—that speaks has a bad throat to begin with. A doctor friend of mine looked into my throat one time to see what was wrong, said, "Nothing." Said, "You just got callouses on your vocal chords there." Said, "That's from preaching." Well, I—I—I kinda like that, you know. That made me feel better as long as it could be applied to preaching. You see? It would be all right for the Kingdom of God. Now, we might not be able to bear in our body the mark of the—of Jesus Christ like Paul did from being beat, but we might bear a mark from preaching and giving our voice against the things that's wrong. So we're thankful that we don't have to be beat any more, especially up to this time.
6  So…?… we are… How many in here has read "What Time Is It, Sirs?" or has heard it, you know, "What Time Is It, Sirs?" That's bothered me quite a bit. If you haven't, I wish some way, if you could get a—to hear it or some way… Kind of bothered me, I just wanted to drop this before starting the service. About—about a week or ten days ago I was so disturbed, I just… I—I—I just didn't… I wouldn't take services or anything, because I—I didn't know. It—it seemed like it could be something that was bad, and I didn't know just what it was. So I… One early morning, I got up to go up into Sabino Canyon, which from the house is only about thirty minutes drive to the—or forty to the head of the Sabino Canyon; then there's a road that runs thirty miles up into the mountain: strange country up there. I can be here on the desert where it's eighty and ninety, right now, and in thirty minutes be in eight foot of snow (See?), on top of the mountain.
8  We was at Phoenix just recently where it was twenty something, twenty-eight degrees (They had the swimming pool heated, people swimming.) and about forty minutes drive from there, it was forty below zero at Flagstaff. See? That's the difference from the up currents and the desert… And very healthy for asthmatics and so forth. But…
9  Now, I went up in the canyon, and I climbed way as high as I could go, and I—I—I asked the Lord, while setting up in there, what all this meant and so forth. I was kinda bothered and didn't know just what to do. And so, while I was praying, and strange thing happened. I—I—I want to be honest. Now, I could've fallen asleep. It could've been like a trance, or it could've been a—a vision. I'm more less inclined to believe that it was a vision that… I had my hands out saying, "Lord, what does this blast mean, and what does these seven Angels in a constellation of—of the pyramid, picking me up from off the ground and turning eastward: what does it mean?"
11  I was standing there in prayer, and something happened. And now, something fell in my hand. Now, I know if you don't understand spiritual things, it may seem very strange. But something struck in my hand; and when I looked, it was a sword. And the handle was made of pearl, the prettiest pearl I ever seen. And the—the guard (you know, where I guess, it's to keep your hands from being lanced, you know, while you're—the—the people were dueling) was gold. And the saber's blade wasn't too long, but it was just razor sharp, and it was glistening silver. And it was the prettiest thing I ever seen. It just fit my hand exactly, and I was holding it. I said, "Isn't that pretty?" I looked at it, and I thought, "But you know, I always afraid of a sword." I was kind of glad that I lived out of the days that they used them, because I—I'm afraid of a knife. And so I—I thought, "What would I do with that?" And while holding it in my hand, a voice from somewhere said, "That is the King's sword." And then it left me.
13  Well, I—I wondered what it meant, "That is the King's sword." And I thought, "If it would've said, 'A king's sword,' it might've been that I would've understood it, but it said, 'The King's sword.'" So I may not have this right, but I thought, "There's only one The King; that's God. And His Sword is this, sharper than a two-edged sword. See? And… "Ye abide in Me and My Words…" See? And a… I—I thought in dueling… You see, and as I under—I don't understand one word of it, but—or one principle of dueling, but the best of my understanding, the knife striking across, and then finally, the—the swords, if they lock—the enemy and you lock the swords like this, then it takes the strength of the man dueling, because (See?) his sword would be pointed to my heart and mine to his; but they're locked, as our knives striking each other, and then they strike, and then the swords come together. And the one that can shove the other one down, the sword's straight to the heart. So it takes, even though the Sword be the Word, it takes the hand of strong faith to hold It there to bring It to the heart of the enemy.
15  Now, not knowing these things, but just all that I have received of Him that I can tell, I've told you. So that… You know, I believe it was—wasn't it our Lord said all that He'd received of the Father, that He had told and withheld nothing? And—and so we want to do those things just as they come. Now, if you'll be real wise and pray, I'm sure you'll understand something pretty soon—now, something that I hope is revealed.