The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 6: The Fourth Seal 63-0321 (Continued)

Day 62


64  Now, now, the power of revelation brings stimulation to the believer, for the power of wine, natural wine is to stimulate. See? It's to—to bring a person that's all slumped down to a stimulation. See, see? Well then, now there's a power of the revelation of the Word gives stimulation of joy to the believer, stimulation of satisfaction, the stimulation that it's vindicated, it's proved. It's called in the Scripture, as we want to refer to it, as new wine. We always refer to it like that as "These are drunk on new wine," (See?), all right, or spiritual wine. I think the best interpretation would be—would be on spiritual wine.
65  As the natural wine reveals itself in stimulated power, so does the new wine as it reveals the Word of God which is Spirit. Now, that's the—that's the… See? The Word Itself is Spirit. You believe that? Let's read it. Let's read it. Saint John 6, let's just do… You… Then you—then you don't say, "Well, I… Somebody said that." Let's—let's see Who said it, and then we'll know whether it's Truth or not. Saint John the 6th chapter, and—the 6th chapter and I believe it's the 60—63rd verse. All right. (I think it's it.) Yes. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profit nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
67  The Word Itself is Spirit; it's Spirit in Word form. And then, you see, when It is quickened or brought to Life, the Spirit of the Word goes to work and acts. See? Because that… Now, look here: A thought has to be a thought before it can be a word. And then when a thought is presented, it is a word. Now, this is the—God's thought that He has placed in the Word, and then when we receive it from Him, it becomes a Word. God revealed to Moses what to do. Moses spoke it, and it happened. See? That's it, when it's really comes from God… Now, we find out that—that it—it stimulates, and it gives joy, because it is God's Word, and the new wine—the new wine stimulates the—when it reveals the Word; then brings joy beyond measure sometimes (We went through that.), that it brings such joy till you get over-flooded.
71  Now, I know there's a lot of fanaticism and people carrying on. I know sometimes they do it when the music's jumping up and down and everything. And I know that goes, and I—I believe that too. I've seen people in the day when the—as long as the music's playing, everybody was jumping and screaming, but when the music stopped, they stop. See? I believe… Well, that—that's still all right, as far as I'm concerned (You see?), as long as people lives right and… But now, what… You start bringing the Word. Now, that's the thing that actually brings Life is the Word, and that brings the joy of stimulation of new wine. See? That's… And that's what it was on Pentecost when the Word was vindicated.
73  Now, look. Now, Jesus told them (Luke 24:49), "Behold I send the promise of My Father upon you, but you go up to Jerusalem and wait until…" What was the promise of the Father? Joel 2:28, why, we find out He was going to pour out the Spirit. In Isaiah 28:19, how there'd be stammering lips and other tongues and all these things. They went up there, and as we went through it… Maybe one said, "Why, I believe we've waited long enough. Let's just accept it by faith." That was good Baptist doctrine, but it didn't work with them brothers. So then, the first thing you know, it had to become a reality, and they waited on their ministry for the Word to be vindicated. And when you come to seek the Holy Spirit, you do the same. Yes, you can accept it by faith; you have to accept Christ by faith; that's exactly right. And you accept the Holy Spirit by faith, but then let the Holy Spirit come and give the circumcision as a witness that He's accepted your faith. You see? Then…
77  See, Abraham believed God and it was imputed to him for righteousness, but God give him the sign of circumcision as a confirmation He'd accepted his faith. So that's the same thing we must do. We must wait on the Holy Spirit till It's done something, not necessarily 'cause we spoke in tongues, not because we have danced, or we got emotional, we shouted: until we were changed, until something actually happened. I don't care what form it comes in, just so it happened; that's the main thing. See?
78  And I believe in speaking in tongues and all these other things are all right, but just that in itself won't work, and you know it won't work. So it doesn't do it. I've seen witches speak in tongues, seen wizards speak in tongues and dance in the spirit. See? Sure. Lay a pencil down and it write in unknown tongues and somebody interpret it (See? That's right.) and tell the truth. That's right. Wrote just exactly what had happens, and it was just exactly that way. See them throw dust on their head, and cut themselves with knives, and cover it all over with the blood of a wildebeest or something and—and sure (See?), and call on the devil. Uh-huh, see? So you see, that don't… Speaking in tongues doesn't do it. "Though I speak with tongue of men and angels and have not charity, it profit me nothing." See? Though I could do it. See? So those things doesn't mean that you have the Holy Spirit. But when He, the Person, the—the immortal Spirit of Christ becomes your personal Saviour, and changes you, and throws your views right straight into Calvary, to this Word, something's happened. Yes, sir. Something has happened. No one will have to tell you about it; you'll know it when it happens.
82  And the new wine, when it brings revelation, then it's—it's revealed, and that's the way it was at Pentecost. They knowed that—that there was supposed to be a Spirit poured out upon them, and they waited till this happened. And when the vindication of the revelation took place, then stimulation was on them. They sure did. They steamed up too. They… Right out into the streets, where they was afraid and had the doors shut, and they were out in the street. Where they'd been afraid of a group of people, a-preaching the Gospel to them. That's right. See? Something had happened, because the true Word of promise was vindicated. Now, let's stop here a minute.
84  If that brought such positive to them men that they—they nearly every one of them sealed their testimony with their blood… No matter what come along, as long as they lived they never got over it. It stayed there, because it was the true Word of promise vindicated. The revelation become a-vindicated, and they died sealing their testimony with their own blood. Now, look at the promise of the last days. And here we see it vindicated right before us, the—the present coming of the Holy Spirit and the works that He was supposed to do, and we find it right among us. See? Oh, we should… Oh, my. Now, how can we hear? Something takes place; I tell you, friend. When the real, true, sincere, predestinated believer, when that Light strikes upon that seed, something burst forth to a new Life.
86  That little woman at the well, when those scholared priests had said, "Well, that's the devil. He's a fortuneteller. He's—he is telling those people their fortune, and he's—he's a devil." But when that little woman with that predestinated seed… Now, you think that's not right, but Jesus said, "No man can come except My Father draws him, and all the Father has given Me will come." And he—and the antichrist in the last days is going to be able… That antichrist spirit that we're studying in denominationalism, and proven that denominationalism is antichrist…
88  Now, be honest. Any man could walk away from here like that, he—he… There's something wrong if he still believes that the denominational system isn't antichrist. Why, it's absolutely proved from history, from everything there is, plumb through God's Bible and everything else, it's antichrist, and Rome is the head of it. And the daughter churches follow right along, and both of them are cast into hell. That is right. So we see this thing, antichrist, the spirit of it. And the day that we're living in, and, why, it should bring joy unspeakable and full of glory. That little old woman, as soon as that struck her, my, the seed burst forth…
90  Now, remember the Bible says that in the last day that this antichrist would deceive the whole world. There'd only be a small number whose names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And when that true vindication of the revealed Truth of God's Word strikes that heart, he will strike the water, and out yonder with the Holy Ghost, just as hard as he can, and you can't stop him from doing it, because the new Life worked forth.
92  I was talking to a person not long ago. He was trying to discuss with me and saying, "Aren't you ashamed to say that God created the heavens and earth in three days, or, in six days?" I said, "That's what the Bible said." Said, "Well, we got evidence and can prove that the world is millions of years old." I said, "That didn't have anything to do with it. In Genesis 1:1, it said, 'In the beginning God created heavens and earth' period. See? That's all. Now, the world without form and void." And I said, "I believe every seed was laying right there from some other civilization or something, and as soon as the water lifted off and the light struck it, up come the trees and everything." The same thing with the human being; it's a type. When all the—the—the mist is moved away, and the revealed Truth to that real seed laying there still germitized, and the Light of the Gospel can strike it by true a-vindication of the Word, it'll live; it's got Life in it…?… Outside of that it can't live. It hasn't got no Life in it.
96  Them names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world, will come forth just as certain as anything. That's why Jesus sets right there and waits with His mediatorial work until that last seed. He will know exactly when to strikes. As Dr. Lee Vayle… (I guess he's still in the meeting somewhere; I haven't seen him for days. I don't believe I've seen him… He is here.). Well, the other day he sent me this about what Irenaeus said. I picked Irenaeus by a long ways to be the angel of the age. That he was—that he said, "When that last member of the Body has come in in this last age, should be—the thing would be revealed at that time"; and here it is, just exactly right. See? We're in the day.