The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 5: The Third Seal 63-0320 (Continued)

Day 59


317  When I see that God promised to do a certain thing in this day, when He promised to break off these Seals in this last day, and you don't know the joy, the glory, when I seen Him reveal this, stand there and watch it happen, and know that I'll take any person or charge, He never did say one thing to us but what happened that way. And then to see the joy that's in my heart when I see His promise for this last days as He promised to do it, and here I see it vindicated and made perfectly right.
318  Now, I'm just… You hear me say, "I feel religious," that's what's the matter. The stimulation is so bad, I—I just—just about ready to go to cutting up, you know, stimulation from revelation. All right. They become so stimulated over the—the revelation that they vindicated (all right) the promise. Oh, my. There broke out the joy of stimulation till the people said, "They're drunk on new wine," when God revealed His promise to them; and not only did He reveal it, but He proved it. That's what I've always said: "A man can say anything (Yeah, he could just apt to say anything.) but when God comes around and vindicates that…"
320  Now, the Bible said, "If there be one among you who claims to be spiritual or a prophet, and if he says these things and it don't come to pass, then don't pay no attention to him. Don't fear him at all. Don't fear that man; but if he says it and it comes to pass, that's Me," He said, "I—I'm in that. That proves why it's Me." Then that little Samaritan woman, when the Scripture said that this Messiah would do these things, and here He stood and did it just exactly what the Scripture said, she said, "There He is. Come, see a Man. Isn't this exactly the thing that the Scripture said would happen?" See?
322  She got stimulated by revelation. Is that right? She becomes a stimulated by revelation when it was vindicated. See? That's right. She knowed that there was… "We know that Messiah is a-coming Who's called the Christ, and when He comes, He will do these things." She seen it. And He said, "I'm He." Then the stimulation started, and away she went, shouting and down through the city. She left her old water pot and went down there and said to the men, "Come, see."
324  Now, if you only knowed the eastern traditions, that's wrong for her to do that. Yes, sir. A woman of that type, nobody'd listen to her. No, sir. See, she had the mark and when she—if she would go down the street like that and act like that, the man of the street pay no attention to her. But, brother, she had a Word of Life there. She was stimulated. You…?… It was like trying to put a house out on fire on a windy day. Oh, there was something fanning it. She was—she was ready. Yeah, you couldn't put that out. That was God's fire burning. Yes, sir.
326  She said, "If you don't believe it's so, you just come over here where the meeting's going on, and I'll show it to you." Yes, sir. And so the men went out there. And He didn't do it one more time, but they knowed something had happened to that woman. She was changed, so they believed Him. Yes, sir. They believed on Him. 'Cause "faith cometh by hearing, hearing the promise of God," the Word of God, and watch It being made real. Because it's a seed, and when it's sowed, it will take life. It'll produce just what it's talking about. If it doesn't, then it isn't God's seed, or the sower didn't know how to sow it. He wasn't sent of God to sow seed. He might be sowing them on top of a rock or something. (See?) So you—so you… See, the sower sowing the seed, God takes care of it; it falls in the right place. Oh, my.
328  Then what does It say to this rider in black? "Don't you hurt My wine and My oil. Don't you touch it, My wine and oil. Now, I've got just a little bit of it down there, but there's still a little bit there. Yes, sir. Now, you can go on through and measure out all that kind of life that you're putting out; that's up to you. You're going to pay for it down there; but when you come across that wine and oil, you leave it alone." Oh, my. If you can—if you… In other words, like this: "If you catch some of My little flock that's filled with My oil and wine (See?) wine and oil of the pure Word (See?) and you're going to kill them, 'cause you—you're doing that, that's what you're doing, don't you force them to say any "hail Marys," or do anything like that or some of your creeds. You keep your hands off them, they know where they're going. For they are anointed with My oil, and by being anointed with My oil, they have the wine of joy, 'cause they know My Word of promise, 'I'm going to raise them up again.' Don't hurt that. Don't go trying to messing them up, just 'cause… just keep away from them." No.
330  All… He vindicates His Word and brings it in. They knowed… They knew they'd rise again. Oh, how I like that. Whew. They'll rise again. Here comes the black horse, riding now—dark ages. There went the white horse; we seen what he done, perfectly. Here comes the red horse; we see exactly what he done. Here comes the black horse; you see the same rider all the time, what he's doing, right down through the ages. Now, we find out he measured it out and charged for it. Exactly. Wheat, natural, natural life—what they was living on—but symbolizing Spirit, oil, and joy of the wine. That spiritual life—don't hurt that. Leave it alone. And otherwise: "Rome, don't you touch it. It's Mine. That belongs to Me."
334  Now, I've got another thing here I want you to notice. Notice. It was not one of the four beasts that said, "Don't touch the oil and the wine." Did you notice that? The four beasts had been talking. But watch. Let me just read out here just a little bit, see: Now, "A measure of penny for a—for a—wheat for a penny and three measures of barley for a penny and see that thou hurt not the wine and oil." Now, look here, "And I—and I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts…" What was it? The Lamb. Amen. It wasn't the four beasts. The Lamb said it. Why. He's going to take His own; that belongs to Him. He's redeemed it. See? Amen. "Don't you touch that oil." No, sir. Not the four beasts, but the Lamb was the One that said it. Now, oh, my. The Lamb, not the four beasts didn't announce this. The Lamb said Itself: When the four beasts said, "Come and see," and they went, and they seen it like that, and He said, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and a four mea-… and so much like this, and so much barley…" But then the Lamb cried out right among them, and said, "But don't hurt the wine and oil." Uh-huh. That's right. Oh, my. "Listen to it. Don't you hurt it, boy, or you are going to pay for it someday." (Oh, my, nine-thirty.)
339  Well, to the best of my understanding and the—the best that I know of, and with all that I believe in my heart, that's the true meaning of those three Seals. I want to thank God for it. I'll say this, that it's the revelation that He give me. He gave that to me, the revelation of it. And I do believe that we're living in the last days. Tomorrow night we're take that pale horse rider. And now, I don't know; I do not know—God knows that's true—I do not know one thing about it. No. I looked up my old context that I had years ago… (I seen Brother Graham Snelling awhile ago. I… He might've went out), but I remember when I was preaching here before, I looked up to see what I said… Years ago one day I was going through Book of Revelation, I took all four horse riders at one time.
342  I said, "A white horse—that was the early church, no doubt." I read that out of the book of the Adventists and the rest of them. I said, "That was the early church that went forth, conquering." And the next was the black horse. I said… I forget now what I called that black horse. I said—or the red horse, rather. I said, "That horse was probably meaning that—that trouble's on the road, and it going to mean a lot of wars going to hang up, or something like that." I said, "Probably it'd be a lot of war." I said, "That's what that'd be."
344  And then I said, "The—the pale hor…Or the—the black horse, I said, that—that means that—that maybe there'll come a black time on earth when all the stars will—will quit shining, the sun will go down and moon won't give its light." I said, "That's probably what that means." I said, "The pale horse, it means a lot of sickness is coming on." Now, I don't know what it means, but that's—that was my interpretation of it then, 'cause I just took it the best I could standing here in the pulpit, but… Oh, I almost said something. All right. Hmm. Oh, you'll—you'll see. Just watch. See? Now…?… now, listen. Oh, aren't we happy for this hour that we're living? When we see all this thing heading up, I think: Nations are breaking, Israel's awakening, The signs that the prophets foretold. The Gentile days numbered, With horrors encumbered, Return, O dispersed to your own. The day of redemption is near. Men's hearts are failing for fear. Be filled with the Spirit, Your lamps trimmed and clear. Look up, your redemption is near (Oh, my), False prophets are lying; God's Truth they're denying, That Jesus the Christ is our God, (Do you believe it?) But we'll walk where the apostles have trod. For the day of redemption is near, Men's hearts are failing for fear. Be filled with the Spirit, Have your lamps trimmed and clear. Look up your redemption is near.
348  Isn't that wonderful? I love that—redemption is near. And… It shall be light in the evening time. The path to glory you will surely find. In the water way is the light today; Buried in the precious Name of Jesus. Young and old, repent of all your sins. The Holy Ghost will surely enter in. The evening light has come. It is a fact that God and Christ are One.
348a  He's the Word. Oh, my. Wonderful. Soon the Lamb will take His Bride To be ever at His side, All the host of heaven will assembled be; O, it will be a glorious sight, All the saints in spotless white; And with Jesus they shall feast eternally. "Come and dine," the Master calleth, "Come and dine"; You may feast at Jesus' table all the time; He who fed the multitude, Turned the water into wine, To the hungry calleth now, "Come and dine." Oh, "Come and dine," the Master calleth, "Come and dine"; (dine on the Word) You may feast at Jesus' table all the time; He who fed the multitude, Turned the water into wine, To the hungry calleth now, "Come and dine."