The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 24


262  But you see, that sleeping virgin ain't receiving nothing anyhow. That's right. And remember, while they went to try to buy oil… You remember the Scriptures doesn't say they got it. But while they were out trying to buy it, there come a sound. What happened? All those virgins that slept rose, and trimmed their lamps, and went in to the supper (Is that right?), and the rest was left for the tribulation period (Right.), weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. That's the church, not the Bride, the church. The Bride went in. There's a whole difference between the church and the Bride. Yes, sir. Went in to the wedding supper… Oh, notice, boys.
266  The Seals was broke. Why? In the last Church Age to reveal these truths. Why? The Lamb broke the Seals and revealed them to His church in order to collect His subjects for His Kingdom, His Bride. See? Oh, my. He wants to bring His subjects to Him now. What is it? Out of the dust of the earth, out of the bottom of the sea, out of the pits, out of everywhere and every place; out of—out of the regions of the dark, out of paradise, wherever they may be, He will call and they'll answer. Amen. Amen. He will call, and they'll answer. He come to get His subjects. He revealed His secrets, and they saw it; and time is no more at that time. Time has run out; it's finished. All right.
269  He leaves the throne of—to be an Intercessor as a slain Lamb to be a Lion, King, to bring the world to judgment who has rejected His message. He's not a Mediator. Remember the Old Testament teaching now, as we hurry. When the blood went off the mercy seat, what was it? Judgment seat. And when the Lamb slain walked forward from eternity out of the Father's throne and took His rights, it was a judgment seat. Then He become not a Lamb, but a Lion, King. And He calls for His Queen to come stand by His side. "Know ye not the saints shall judge the earth?"
272  Daniel said the judgment was set, and the books were opened, and ten thousands times ten thousands of thousands ministered to Him: King and Queen. And then another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life. That's for the church. And the Queen and the King stood there.
273  As the cowboy's meditation said… Last night as I laid on the prairie, I gazed to the stars in the sky; And I wondered if ever a cowboy, Could drift to that sweet by and by. There's a road to that bright happy region; But it's dim there, a trail, so they say, But the broad one that leads to perdition, Is posted and blazed all the way. They speak of another great Owner… He's speaking in the terms of his cattle life. If you was ever in a roundup, you can see it plain. They speak of another great Owner, And He's never over stocked, so they say. He'll always make room for a sinner, That'll drift on that straight narrow way. They say He will never forsake you, And He knows every action and look, For—for safety we'd better get branded, Have our name on His great tally Book. For they say there will be a great roundup, When cowboys like dogies will stand, To be marked by the riders of judgment (Them prophets and seers), That's posted and knows every brand.
275  If you ever were in a roundup, see a boss stand out there, and riders and milling in that herd of cattle. He will see his own brand go by, and he will motion to the boss; and the boss will see it, and give him a nod. His pony runs right in around, around this milling cropping bunch of horns like that and cut his own cows out. See? They say there will be a great roundup, And cowboys like dogies will stand, That'll be marked by the riders of judgment, That's posted and knows every brand. See? So he said: I guess I will be a stray yearling, Just a man that's condemned to die; (Unbranded; he—they make soup out of him.) That'll be cut in the bunch with the rusties, When the boss of those riders come by. See Who it is? The Boss of the riders. That's the Lamb to the seven messengers who's posted and knows every brand. See? Hm.
278  Notice, here He comes, leaves the throne as an Intercessor, as a slain Lamb to become a lion, King, to bring the whole world into judgment that's rejected. Our Kinsman Redeemer then is King over all. Why? He's got the Title Deed of Redemption. It all lays within His hand. I'm glad I know Him…?… Then claims His inheritance; that's the Church, the Bride; He claims it. What does He do then? He disposes of His contestant, Satan. He throws him into a lake of fire with all those who was inspired by Satan to reject His Word of redemption.
281  He's King now. Mercy's still on the throne. Don't you reject His offer. See? The riders know just who you are. And now, His contestant, who's give Him trouble for two thousand years, claiming, "I can do with them what I want to. I still have them; they're mine. I… They forfeited the title back there"; but He's the Kinsman Redeemer. He said… He's back here making intercessions now, but someday… He say, "I'll put them in the grave." But He told the Church, "I'll bring you out (See?), but first I've got to be an Intercessor."
285  Now, He comes forth, steps out from eternity back yonder, off of the throne of the Father where He set as an Intercessor. Now He comes to be King, oh, to rule all nations with a rod of iron. Judgment is set. Oh, brother, our Kinsman Redeemer holds it all. That's right; yes, sir. What does He do? He calls that contestant's hand, Satan. "They're mine now; I've raised them up from the grave." And He takes all the liars, and the perverters of the Word, and all like that with Satan and destroys them in the lake of fire. She's all over now. Throws them in a lake of fire… Oh, my.
287  You know what? I want—I want to just say something here before we close. And then we'll—we'll—we'll hurry. Notice, we're down now to the 7th verse, but from the 8th verse to the 14th, I want you to notice what takes place. All that was in heaven and all that was in the earth… Just listen to this; let me just read it. I—I believe it'd be better if I just read it out of the Book. We're at the 7th verse. See?.. And… Watch the 6th verse. And I—And I behold—beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven heads—seven horns,…(I mean) and seven eyes… (We just explained it.)… which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth to all the earth. (See, Seven Church Ages, the seven messengers that kept that fire burning. See? All right.) And he came… (the Lamb)… and took the book out of the right hand of him that set upon a throne—(set upon the throne)
290  Now watch, and when He done that, watch what taken place. You talk about a jubilee. Now, this is exactly the breaking of them Seals take place. We'll get in that half hour of silence, just after this. Watch this. And we started in, and we finish this up next Sunday night, right here. And listen close now. Are you ready? Say "Amen." Listen close what took place.
291  When He had did this—when all creation was groaning, no one knowed what to do, and John was weeping. Here come the Lamb, walked over; and this Book was in the hands of—of the original Owner, because man had fell and lost it, and no man was able to take it any more to redeem the earth: no priest, pope, nothing, as I said; but the Lamb come up, no Mary, no saint this or saint that; the Lamb come up, bloody, slain, and took the Book out of the right hand of Him that set upon the throne. And when they seen there was a Redeemer… And all the—the souls under the altar, when the Angels, when the elders, when the… everything seen it, when this was done… it…
292  Here it lays in the future. Tonight He's a Mediator, but He's coming to this; watch. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints. That's those that's under the altar that have prayed for long ago (See?), they had prayed for redemption, prayed for resurrection, and here he—these elders are pouring out the prayers before, 'cause "Now, we've got a representative. We got a Kinsman in heaven that's come forth to make His claims." And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to our God… (Watch)…by thy blood out of every kindred,… tongue, and people, and nation; And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
293  They wanted to come back, and here they are going back to be kings and priests. Glory to God. I feel good enough to speak in tongues. Look. Watch. Yes, it seems like I ain't got enough language I could praise Him with it. I need one that I don't even know, notice. And I beheld… (Listen to this.)… And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels…
296  Listen what a jubilee going on. When they seen that Lamb come and take that Book of Redemption, the souls screamed out. We'll get it. All, everything, the elders fell down; they poured out the prayers of the saints. What? There was represented a Kinsman for us. They fell upon their faces, and they sang a song and said, "Thou art worthy, for You were slain." Watch what… And look at these Angels. And I beheld, and… heard the voice of many angels around about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand,… of thousands; (Whew. Notice) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
297  What a jubilee going on in heaven when that—the Lamb leads—leaves that intercessory box to come here to possess His claim. You know that got next to John. He must've saw his name wrote there. When them Seals broke, he must've got real happy. Listen what he said: And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and underneath the earth,… such as are in the sea, and all that… in them, is—is in them heard (me) I saying, Blessings,… honour,… glory,… power, be to him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb for ever… Amen, and amen, and amen. Oh. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.