The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 2: The Breach Between The Seven Church Ages And The Seven Seals 63-0317E (Continued)

Day 17


47  And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.
48  Now, notice, the Seven Seals holds the mystery of the Book. Until we can see what those Seven Seals has sealed in, we're only presuming them things. Because as I've told you this morning, upon my little message this morning of "God Hiding in Simplicity,"… You see, we are—we are—we are sure to miss the thing unless it is absolutely, genuinely revealed by the Holy Spirit and vindicated the same. See? If the prophet rises and tells you that this is just that, and God don't vindicate the thing, forget it. See? But God in every statement, in everything has to vindicate it to make it right. See, see? So His children will watch those things (See?), and be alert.
49  Notice, Seven Seals on the Book has the… These Seven Seals has the Book sealed. See? The Book is absolutely sealed. Do you see it? The Book is absolutely a sealed Book until the Seven Seals is broken. It is sealed up with Seven Seals. Now, that's a different from the Seven Thunders. See? This is Seven Seals on the Book, and the Book will not—the Seals will not be released until the message of the seventh angel. See? So we—we are presuming, but the genuine revelation of God will be made perfect in that sounding and vindicated Truth. Now, that's exactly what the Word said. The mysteries should be finished at that time. And this seven-sealed Book, remember, it was closed here in Revelations the 5th chapter, and in Revelations the 10th chapter it is opened.
51  And now, we're going to see what the Book says about how it become open. And is not made known until the Lamb takes the Book, and breaks the Seals, and opens the Book. See? The Lamb's got to take the Book; it's His. Now remember, no man in heaven, no man in earth: pope, bishop, cardinal, state presbyter, or whoever he is can break them Seals or reveal the Book but the Lamb. And we have probed, and presumed, and stumbled, and wondered, and—and that's the reason we're all in such a confusion: but with the Divine promise that this Book of Redemption will be perfectly opened by the Lamb, and the Seals thereof will be loosed by the Lamb in the last day in which we're living now. And is not made known until the Lamb takes the Book and breaks the Seals, because remember, the Book was being holded in the hands of Him that set upon the throne. And the Lamb comes to Him that sets upon the throne and takes the Book out of His right hand: takes the Book.
54  Oh, that's deep. We'll try to solve it out if we can by the help of the Holy Spirit. Now, we're depending on Him. And we will see later it is at the end time when time has run out. No denominations has a right for the interpretation of the Book. No man has a right to interpret It. It is the Lamb Who interprets It, and the Lamb is the One Who speaks It, and the Lamb makes the Word to be known by vindicating and bringing the Word to Life. See? Exactly.
55  Notice, and is not revealed until—this Book is not revealed until the church ages and denominational ages has run out, and there's time no more. See it? It's only revealed after church ages and denominational ages has run out. That's the reason the thing is in such a scruple tonight. See? They pick up a little doctrine, and they run off here to one side and say, "This is it." Another one picks up another doctrine, runs off to this side and said, "This is it." And each one builds a denomination under it, until we got hundreds of denominations. But still in all of it to see the confusion; the people are wondering, "What is truth?" If that isn't just the condition today…
57  But then He promises that when that time has finished out, there'll be the sounding of the seventh angel's voice, and then the Book will be revealed (See?) at that time. Now, don't say, "Nobody… them people ain't saved back there." But the mysteries that they couldn't understand: how that God can be three and yet One; how that the Scripture can say baptize in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and turn around and say baptize in the Name of Jesus. See? Oh, so many things… How can Eve eat a apple and cause the—the wreckage of the whole world? See? How can these things be? But those mysteries are promised to be revealed in the end time. It's little loose ends that these great warriors has come on the scene, such as Irenaeus, and Martin (Saint Martin), and Polycarp, and the different ones; and Luther, and Wesley, and all of these (See?), as—how they have come and just lived long enough to—to kind of bring a light and shine it, but they left many things in—in the darkness. Along come the Pentecostal age, like the Lutheran age, and they run out on limbs. But still all right; don't say they wasn't right. They were, but there's loose ends left that can't be explained. But then in… Why? The Seals hasn't been broke to thoroughly reveal what these things are. See?
61  But then in the last age, all these mysteries are to be solved and handed out, and the Seals are to be opened by the Lamb and revealed to the Church, and then time is no more. See? How wonderful. Then the Book then is the Book of Redemption for… Then it goes ahead, and we bring in later on how the hundred and forty-four thousand is brought in and so forth. All right. That's Jews.
63  Now, now, Paul… Let's read a little bit. I get some of these Scripture, and I think we ought to—to read them. Now, let's all of us turn… Paul in Ephesians 1… Many of them I see are writing and got their books and writing the Scriptures down, marking them in their Bible for a change. So that's—that's fine; I like for you to do that, and then go home and study it. See? And—and if you study it yourself, then you'll—you'll understand it better. See? Just study it, and ask God to help you to understand. Now, let's read a Scripture I got written down here: Ephesians 1:13 and 14. Now. In whom we also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, and the gospel of your salvation: in whom… after that ye believed, you were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (See?)
66  Now, while we got the Scriptures open, let us… See, the Holy Spirit here Itself is a Seal. The Holy Spirit is a Seal. And a Seal signifies what? A finished work. The Holy Spirit being a Seal to the individual… And to that individual, when he receives the Holy Spirit, then his time of groaning is over (See?), because it is a finished work.
67  Like I used to work for the railroad company, and we'd load box cars with cans and different things from the canning factory and—and… But then, before that car could be sealed, the inspector come around to see if that car was properly loaded. If not, the first time it rammed together or something, it'd scatter the stuff and break it, and—and the railroad company was responsible. And that inspector would test everything to see if it was properly in place. If it wasn't, he condemned the car. Then we had to do it all over again until the inspector was satisfied. And then when the inspector's satisfied, he shuts the door. The inspector shuts the door. And the inspector places a seal upon it, and then no one can break this seal until it reaches its destination.
68  That's what the Holy Spirit's been doing. See? He goes, and He inspects… That's the reason you can't have these things and… You say, "I spoke in tongues, and I shouted, and I danced in the Spirit." That don't have nothing to do with it. See? The Holy Spirit inspects that person until He's thoroughly satisfied and knows that they are… Then they are sealed unto their eternal destination. There's not nothing can ever break that Seal. The Bible (you're putting your Scripture down), Ephesians 4:30 said... … grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed until the day of your redemption. Hold that Word "redemption" (See?), until the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession nothing can do it. See? Don't grieve It. Say; do things that pleases God, for the Book is sealed now and you are sealed. The Holy Spirit Itself is the Seal.
70  Seal signifies… (Now, this is words I got from the dictionary.) Seal signifies a finished work. And when the Seventh Seal is broken, the mystery of God that's sealed in these mysterious seals is finished; until the day that Seal is broken, then it's revealed what's on the inside of it. If the man's wondering what's in that box car; you say, "It's supposed to be such-and-such. There's supposed to be…" He's presuming. But when the seal is broken and the door is open, we see into it then and see exactly what's in there. You see it? And that'll only be done at the end time.
72  Another thing a seal signifies is ownership. See? The seal has a mark on it, shows ownership. When you are bought by the Blood of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost, you no longer belong to the world or anything pertaining to the world. You are owned by God. And another thing is: a seal is a security. Seal means you are secured. Now, you that don't believe in eternal security, I don't know, but now… But a seal signifies security to its destination. Woe unto that guy that would try to break that seal. And the Holy Spirit Seal cannot be broken. You all have heard me say that people said, "The devil made me do this." No, no, the devil didn't do it. You just wasn't sealed in, so then (You see?), 'cause when you're sealed in, he's sealed out. See?
74  Now, you went out to him. He couldn't get into you, because the only way he'd get into you is come through the same process that you have. He'd have to be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost; then he'd be your brother. So, see, so he—he didn't do it, no, no. You just went to the borderline and come back lusting for the things of the world. He never went all the way over into Canaan (You see?), across Jordan, the death to self. See?