The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 4: The Second Seal 63-0319 (Continued)

Day 48

309  And here is—and here is the mind which hath wisdom… (How many knows there's nine spiritual gifts, and one of them are wisdom? All right.)… The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman setteth. (Oh, you'd have to be totally blind, deaf and dumb not to get that. All right.) … there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is… (Nero)… and… one is… to come; and when he cometh, he must continue just a short space. You remember what he done: burnt the city and laid it on to the Christians, and put his mother on a single tree of a horse and run her through the streets, and fiddled while Rome burned. All right. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth,… Pagan Rome brought into papal Rome, when the incarnate antichrist spirit become incarnate and was crowned, he was made a crowned king of Rome, both in state and church together. Oh, brother. See? It's just full of it. See? … is… the seventh, and he goeth… (How long does he last? They never change the system.)… to perdition. … the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kings—kingdoms as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (That's dictators, you see, of course.) These have one mind,… (Now, look here. And they talk about Communism.)… These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he's Lord of lord, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, chosen, and faithful. And he said unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore setteth, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
313  … the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore… (When that covenant is broken, we talked about last night)… and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. Don't you know the Bible says the shipmasters and everything else said, "Alas, alas, that great city… how it's met its doom in one hour." See? For God has put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdoms over to the beast, until the word of God shall be fulfilled. … the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over all the kings of the earth.
315  Tell me one… Russia don't reign over all; we don't reign over all. There's only one king that reigns over every… like that Nebuchadnezzar's iron running out to every one of them toes, that it's Rome. Rome don't do it as a nation; it does it as a church. Every nation under heaven is to Rome. No wonder he said, "Who can make war with him?" He can say "peace" that settles it. Every Catholic says "Don't fight." and he… They don't fight. That's all. Who is able to do what he can do? Nobody. That's right. So they wondered at the miracles he could do. He can stop war. The only thing he has to do is just say, "Stop." That's all. But you think he will do it? Certainly not.
317  Notice. That sure show… They should kill one another; they should kill each other. His bow had no arrows at first, but his great sword did. He done his killing later and changed from white horse to a red horse, the same exactly devil with his sword. What did Jesus say? Jesus said, "They that take the sword will perish by it." Don't fight back. See? Jesus that night when He told—said that and Peter took his sword. See? Just—just do like He did; just go ahead.
319  Now, now, remember he's got a sword. He's going forth a sword in his hand, riding red horse, wading through the blood of everybody that disagrees with him. Now, do you understand it? How many understands what that Seal is now? All right. Now, what did Jesus say? "They that take the sword will perish by the sword." Is that right? All right. All right. This rider and all his kingdom subjects that are slain down through the age that's drawed all this blood of the martyrs of the saints will be slain by the sword of Jesus Christ when He comes. "They that take the sword will be slain by the sword." They took the sword of dogma and antichrist and cut down the real true worshippers all down through the ages by the millions, and when Christ comes with the Sword (For it is His Word that proceeds out of His mouth.), He will slay every enemy there is before Him. You believe it? "Kill the enemy…"
321  Let's go over here just a minute. Revelations… We'll see now if I'm just saying that or whether the Word says it: Revelations 19:11. And I saw heaven opened,… (Amen.)… and behold a white horse; and he that set on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he did judge and make war. His eyes were… the flames of fire, and on his head… many crowns;… (Oh, brother. See, He's done been crowned by his saints. You see?)… and he had a name written, that no man knew, but himself. (You remember, we—we can't—we don't know that, see? what it is.) And he was clothed… (Let's see.)… And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called… (not "is," but called)… The Word of God. For He and the Word is the same. See? Now, notice, not His names, His Name; called Word of God. He only knows one Name, no other Name. And the armies… of heaven… which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (That's the righteousness of saints. See?)
325  Now, watch. What did Jesus say? "He that takes the sword…" All right, red horse rider, here where she's coming. "He that takes the sword…" You might have killed sixty-eight million of them down through these ages since then, maybe more, but Jesus said, "He that takes the sword will perish by it." Watch. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword… Hebrews the 4th chapter said, "The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword, cutting even to the marrow of the bone." And what else does the Word do? It's a discerner of the thoughts of the heart. That's right. … out of his mouth goeth a sharp two-edged—a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he tread the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. And he had on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KING, AND LORD OF LORD.
327  As the impostors against the Word of God, and because they wouldn't agree… And this thing, Satan placed, united the political powers which he held and the spiritual powers which he held together and made a church that sweeps into every nation; and he's put millions times millions (after he had jumped off from his white horse onto his red horse), and he took his sword and went forth; but God said with the same thing that he perverted, or tried to—the false teaching, that same Word will rise in power, coming forth from the lips of Jesus Christ, and it shall slay him and everything before him. Amen. There's the Second Seal. Do you love Him? Oh, my. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Praise be to God.
329  If all these other revelations and visions and everything has hit just exactly on the—on the point… And how many knows that, raise your hand. Hundreds, everybody here with their hands up. That's right. So shall this be. Remember, it's so. Oh, friend, come to the fountain that's filled with Blood drawn from Immanuel's veins; where sinners plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stain. Come believe on Him if you've never… Don't take any chance. Don't—don't… If there's anything in your life, friend, we're here… Something is fixing to happen. I don't know why; I don't know when. I know what's going to happen, but I don't know when it's going to happen, but it's bound to be, because He is revealing it right now. He doesn't do anything 'less He makes it known (Amos 3). He makes it known first, and He promised that these things would come in the last days, and the seventh church age, at the end of it, when the messenger's arrived, there it would be.
332  It would be revealed; those broken Seals will be revealed; and here they are. Now, that is in the Name of the Lord. Believe it, friend. Yes, sir. Come out of Babylon. I want to say something before closing, 'cause I got—I'm getting just nine-thirty; just right now time. Billy and I, when we got off of the plane in India, our last trip there, I was looking at a—a paper that they brought, was written in English. And it said, "The earthquake must be over; the birds are coming back," then it give the details. They… There's something funny happened.
334  India don't have woven fences like we do; they pick up rocks and make their fences, and they build a lot of their houses out of rocks, just place them up there and it's warm there around, oh, anywhere pretty near in India, 'less you're up in the mountains. And all down through Calcutta and things, the people just lay on the streets, starving to death, so forth. Now, so, and they build their houses and towers of their house. They run the fence right up here at the side their house, build the tower for the house, and the tower maybe, where they got their well, they dug it for their cattle and things, then run their fences around.
336  And all at once something begin to happen. The little birds, you know, go into those rocks, and they build their nest and raise their young ones; and something begin to happen. Every day when it would get hot, all the cattle will come around and stand under the shadow of those walls, keep cool. And all the little birds live in those places; and all of a sudden, all them little birds, for some unknown reason… (Now, you know what we said the other day about little birds. See?) Some unknown reason, they all took off; and they went out and didn't come back to their nests. They went out in the field, and they set in the tree, wherever they could get, right on the ground. The cattle wouldn't come around. The sheep wouldn't come around. They stayed right out in the field and hugged up against one another, a good way to do. They knew that something was going to happen. Then all of a sudden a earthquake took place, and shook the walls down, the fences down, and everything else. Then the little birds begin to come back. Didn't come back for three or four days, then begin to come back. They said, "Well, the earthquakes must be over now; the birds are coming back."