The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 22


196  John looked at that Lamb, and the Lamb looked like He'd been slain. And then he noticed He was wounded, and cut, and bruised, and bleeding: a bloody Lamb. That's what took our place. Isn't it strange a simple Lamb had to take our place? And he saw the Lamb. He proceeded out; John hadn't saw Him, because He had been way back into the eternities, even making intercession and showing that those who had come to God under the offering of the blood of bulls, of goats, a substitutionary offering, He also… 'Cause them who believed it pointed to Him. And the Blood had not been shed yet, so He was there to clear them. He was there to clear you and I. And oh, God, I hope He's there tonight. For every sinner, the Lamb been slain.
199  How can Jehovah see anything but that bloody Lamb standing there? And the Lamb proceeded out into the vision now, as It had been slain. Notice: come from the Father's throne… Oh, think, He… Where did He advance from, to this vision? He come from glory where He's seated at the right hand of God. He advanced forth to John out of glory. Oh, would not it be a glorious thing if our sinful thoughts tonight could be laid aside long enough to accepting Him, He would advance all the way from glory tonight to make Himself known to anyone: the Lamb advancing from glory for intercessions (All right.) to make claims now for His redemption…
201  Remember, He'd been on His mediatorial work back here. But remember, these Seals are ready to be opened, and the Lamb come from the sanctuary of God, advanced forward… Wait till we get over there at that one hour—take that one-half hour that is silent; the sanctuary's smoking; there's no more intercession; the Sacrifice has left; it's a judgment seat. There's no Blood on it no more, for the Blood covered Lamb has walked away. Don't you wait till that time.
202  Remember in the Old Testament? As long as the blood was off the mercy seat, it was judgment, but as long as the blood was on there, there was mercy. But when the Lamb walked away, that did it. What's He been? He's been an Intercessor. No other person… Tell me where Mary could make intercessions then. What could Mary offer? What could Saint Francis, Saint Assisi, or—or any of the… Saint Cecilia, rather, or any other human being? John never saw a thousand saints come out from the mediatorial; he saw a Lamb, a Lamb that had been slain: bloody. I don't care how many saints have been slain; they were all due it, every one of them. Like the thief said at the cross, "We've sinned, and we are due this, but this Man's done nothing."
204  He was the only Man that was worthy. Here He come from the intercessory box. What's He coming for now? Watch Him. Oh, my. John was weeping. Where's it all at? What's going to happen? Said, "Don't weep, John," said the elder, "here comes the Lion. He was the One prevailed." And when he looked, here come a Lamb, bloody, that'd been slain. Anything that's killed is bloody, you know, been killed; its neck's been chopped open or something; the blood's all over it. Here come a Lamb, been slain. And He came forth. Oh, my. What? To make His claims on His redemption. Amen. Oh, I… Don't you just feel like just going over in a corner and set down and cry awhile?
208  Here come a Lamb, still bloody. John… There wasn't nothing there, all the celebrity was standing around, but there was none of them could do it. So here come the Lamb now. His intercessory days is over, the mediatorial days. That's when this Angel's going to stand there (You wait till we get in the Seals.) and time shall be no more. That's right. That half hour of silence; watch what takes place in that half hour of silence on that Seventh Seal next Sunday night, Lord willing.
210  He comes forth (what?) to take His claims now (Oh, my.), comes forth to take His claims. Now, He had done the kinsman work. He'd come down, become man, died; He'd done the kinsman work of redemption, but had not as yet called for His claim. Now He comes on the scene to claim His rights (Watch what takes place. Oh, my.) for which He was slain. For as becoming a Kinsman to man to die in his place to redeem him, but the elder was right when he said He was a Lion. See? The elder called Him, said, "a lion," because He had been a Lamb, an Intercessor, a bloody Lamb, but now He's coming forth as a Lion. My. His days of intercession's over. "Let him that's filthy be filthy still. Let him that's righteous be righteous still. Let him that's holy be holy still." The thing is closed. Oh, brother, then what? Then what? And remember, it comes at the seventh church age, when the mysteries of God will be opened up.
212  Now, watch real close. This is something you must get. Now, He had been doing His mediatorial work making intercessions for the believer. For two thousand years He'd been back there, a Lamb. Now, He is stepping forth from eternity to take the title deeded Book, and to break the Seals, and reveal the mysteries. When of it? At the end time. Do you get it? All right, we'll go on then. Now, break the Seals and release all the mysteries to them—to the seventh angel whose message is to reveal all the mysteries of God. The mysteries of God lays in these Seven Seals. See? That's what He said here. All the mysteries lays in these Seven Seals.
215  And the Lamb comes forth now from being a Mediator between God and man; He becomes a Lion. And when He becomes a Lion, He takes the Book; that's His rights. God's held it, the mystery, but now the Lamb comes. Nobody could take the Book. It's still in the hands of God. No pope, priest, whatever it might be, they can't take no—the Book. The Seven Seals hasn't been revealed. See? But when the Mediator, when His work is done as an Intercessor, He comes forth, and John… The elder said, "He's a Lion," and He comes forth. Watch Him. Oh, my. See? He comes forth to take the Book (Now, watch.) to reveal the mysteries of God that others has guessed at in all these denominational ages. See then, the seventh angel… If this Book, mysteries, is the Word of God, the seventh angel has to be a prophet for the Word of God to come to. No priests, popes, or anything else can get it. The Word don't come to such. The Word of God comes only to a prophet: always. Malachi 4 promised such. And when He come forth, He'd take the mysteries of God, where the church had got all scrupled up in all these denominations, and restore the faith of the children back to the fathers; and then the world judgment would strike, and the earth would be burnt; and then the righteous would walk out upon the ashes of the wicked in the Millennium. You understand it now? All right.
220  Others had guessed at in the denominational age, but see, he must be this man, the seventh angel of Revelation 10:1-4 is a… The seventh angel has the mysteries of God given to him and finishes all the mystery been left off down through the denominational ages. Now, you can see why I do not strike at my brethren in denomination. It's the system of denomination. They do not… There's no need of them trying to know it, because it could not be revealed. That's according to the Word. They presumed at it, and—and believed it was there, and by faith walked by it, but now it's evidently proved. Amen. Oh, my, what a—what a Scripture.
222  Now, watch. Then it is He, the Lamb, that takes His kingly position when His saints come to crown Him Lord of lord and King of king. See? See, time has run out. Revelations 10:6; there's no more time.
224  Notice, there's seven horns on this Lamb. Did you notice it? "Having seven horns…" We just been through that. "Horns" means "power" to the animal. And notice, He was not a animal, because He took the Book out of the right hand of Him that set upon the throne. See? Notice. Oh, my, I believe I had that wrote down somewhere. Oh… To break the Seals and to loose the title, title deed, and the—the message to the last angel, and He takes His kingly place; that's what He comes forth now to do. Now watch, when He comes out, the seven horns… Now, when he saw this Lamb (John looking at It) It had looked like It'd been slain: bloody. And He's come from eternity, and He ceased to be a Mediator. Then pray to Mary as much as you want to. There was no man in heaven, in earth or no person, no being, nowhere else could take it; John even wept about it. Oh, Catholic friend, can't you see that? Don't pray to some dead person. The Lamb is the only Mediator. See? He was the One that came forth.
228  And what did He do now? He's been back here interceding until His Blood has atoned for every person, and the Lamb now, knows what's written in the Book. So He knowed from the foundation of the world their names were in there, so He has stood back here and re—and—and done mediator work like this until—mediatorial work till every one that's been put in the Book has been redeemed and it's finished, and now He walks out.
229  See, He's done His kinsman work. He's all… You know—you know what the kinsman work was to testify before elders. You remember Boaz kicking off his shoe and so forth? He's done all this now. Now, He comes to take His Bride. Amen. He comes now as King; He's looking for His Queen. Amen. In this Book is the whole secret of it wrapped up around Seven Seals (Oh, brother.), Seven Seals, waiting for Him to come. Notice, Let's get these symbols. It's just nine o'clock; we got three hours yet or more to go. We got… Let's just… Satan keeps telling me them people's getting tired, so I guess they are, but let—let's take this anyhow.
231  Seven horns was the seven churches (See?), the Seven Church Ages, because that was the Lamb's protection. What He protected His rights with on earth was a God-sent group of people that protected. See, the horn on the Lamb… Seven eyes are the seven messengers of the Seven Church Ages: seven eyes, seven seers.