The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 65

164  Now, let's turn, Revelations 12. Let's just read this just a little bit 'cause we—we'll have time to do it. And let's read Revelations the—the 12th chapter and the 13th verse. And the same hour there was a great earthquake… (No, I got the—I got the wrong place, the 13th) And when the dragon saw that he was cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
165  Now, you see, he was cast out of the earth and becomes incarnate. As the antichrist spirit become incarnate into a man, that man changes from one thing to another, from an antichrist spirit to a false prophet, and then the beast comes into him. Just exactly like the church grows. His church went from—from antichrist to false prophet, and in the great age to come the beast that is to rise up, so the church comes the same way, through justification, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost as Christ being in the people, just exactly. And he's got the antitype of it over there, the (See?), the type of it, rather. There he is just exactly. That's him: kicked out of heaven.
167  Now, we find out in Revelation 13:1-8… And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up… (Now, here's twelve, where he was kicked out. Now, watch.)… saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet… (Oh, if we just had time now, we'd take the rest of the night right on them symbols there and show, bring it right straight to him again. Any… Most all of you know that from other lessons.)… were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth… the mouth of a lion: and the dragon give him his power,… seat, and… authority. (Ha. Incarnate Satan. See?) I saw one of his heads as it… wounded to death;…
171  And on down, it goes if you want to… When you get the chance to read on down. No, let's—let's read just a little bit. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. You just watch. Don't you never watch Communism. It's nothing but a tool playing in the hands of God to help you someday to get… revenge the blood, as we'll get tomorrow night. See? And they worshipped the dragon… (Who was the dragon? Satan. That right? The red dragon… All right.)… which gave power unto the beast:… (Where he get his power. See?)… and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who's able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things of blasphemy; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,… (There you are. See? Oh, on a…)… to blaspheme his name,… (give him a title)… his tabernacle… (which is the Holy Spirit's dwelling place, to make it a place in Rome, a Vatican city; you can just go on down)… and them that dwell in heaven. (blasphemed them by saying they were intercessors)
175  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints… (And he did.)… and to overcome them:… (He did: burned them to the stake, fed them to the lions, and killed them any way he could.)… and power was given him over all kindreds,… tongues, and nations. It never did become that way in Rome until pagan Rome was converted into papal Rome and the Catholic power spread the world; made the universal Catholic church. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book… ("Touch not My oil and wine." See?)… And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and… faith of the saints.
179  Now, we had him coming last night with his great sword to kill. We find out that he gets killed with the Sword too, the sword of the Word. God's Word, sharp, two-edged sword slays him, puts him right down. Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory. He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say is going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen. God always… It's His Word, but He always uses man to work it. God could call for them flies down in Egypt, but He said, "Moses, that's your job. I'll just tell you what to do, and you go do it." He fully done that. See? He—He could've chosen the sun to call them; He could have caused the moon to call it or the wind to call it, but He—He said, "Moses…" That—that… He chooses men. All right.
182  Now, we find out here that this Satan, after being kicked out of heaven, incarnates himself in the beast, and now he is a beast. Antichrist, false prophet, and now beast and given the name of death, and hell follows him: fully Satan on his throne… Oh, my. On the earth—he's Satan representative on the earth; that he now is head of the kingdoms of the world, the very same kingdoms that he offered to the Lord Jesus in Matthew 4, Satan now becomes a full king. Now, this happens later on. He's false prophet now. He will become beast after while when he breaks his covenant there with the Jews. You know how we been through… All right.
183  Notice now, he will be given a heart of a beast at that time, and Satan will incarnate himself, because when the Church goes up, Satan's cast out. See? It's done then. All of his accusing is done. See? Now, as long… Look, as long as the Intercessor is still on the throne, Satan can stand there and accuse, because he is the attorney of the other side. He's the opponent of Christ. And Christ is… He's standing there… The—the—the opponent is standing there saying, "But wait, Adam fell. Adam done this. I conquered him. I got his wife to believe a lie, and You said she'd be damned by it. I got it." But here's the Mediator standing there (Amen.), the Kinsman Redeemer (Amen.) standing there with the Blood that can take the vilest sinner's heart and change it. A Mediator is on the throne. Yes, sir. Satan said, "But they are guilty." Jesus said, "They're not."
186  That Clorox was invented or manufactured to take stain, take the coloring out of ink or any other stain—they got it. It'll break it up till you never will find it again. It goes back to gases and all the way back to cosmic light and it'll past molecules and everything else till it turns back to the original where it come from. It's a creation—it had—a creation had to come from a Creator. But all the chemicals that was manufactured and put together, they're broke up and that's just all there is to it, there's no more of it. Even the very—the very water substance it is, blends with the Clorox which is ashes. Amen. Glory to God, it's all clean. That's what the Blood of Jesus Christ does to the true child of God. When he confesses that sin and stands there justified in His… Mercy, goodness… Even it's so great till God said, "I can't even remember it any more, and he's absolutely My son." "Verily, I say unto you, if you say to this mountain be moved and don't doubt in your heart but believe in what you said, it shall come to pass; you can have that what you have said." You are a redeemed son. Amen. I know that's true.
189  I seen squirrels to appear yonder on six different times that I know… and not the one that would be setting here. Just as He can create squirrels the same as He can create flies or frogs or anything else. He's God, the Creator. That's right. And when… no mortal being, but when that sin of that mortal is confessed and dropped into that Clorox of the bleach of Jesus Christ, that bleaches all sin, he's purely unadulterated without sin, without fault. He that's borned of God doth not commit sin, for he cannot sin. The Bleach stands between him and God. How could it ever get there when It breaks it up and sends it right back to the one who perverted it. Amen. Whew, I feel religious. I—I tell you, I'm get stimulations now as this begins to reveal.
192  Notice, fully Satan on his throne (Yes, sir.) offered it to God, offered it to our Lord. Here he is setting here with this beastly heart in him. Now, here is the person, the beast, the incarnate devil. He makes his appearing here on earth under the false pretense (Oh, my goodness.)—under the false pretense of the true Word, he associates himself with the Word. He did just the same thing that his—his type did, which was Judas, two thousand years ago. What did he do? Judas came in as a believer, being a devil from the beginning. He was born the son of perdition. He pulled nothing over on Jesus, 'cause He knowed him from the very beginning (Amen.) for He was the Word.
194  All right. And remember, Judas took the place as treasurer and fell by money. So does the church of this day. The Catholic church (as we noticed last night) charging for novenas, charging them for prayers, and charging them for everything. It's almost same—fell the same thing to the daughters of the Catholic church, which the Protestants… The whole thing's wrapped up in money. There's where Judas fell, and here's where he fell, and there's where the Protestants fall. Watch… Rides a pale horse as he appears on his ride, this last ride. He's on his last now. Now, that is not in our day. That will be on down. It's the Seal foretold. 'Cause, see, the Church has done gone up when this happens.
195  When Christ appears here on earth, as—as this fellow appears and becomes completely, completely the devil… From antichrist all the way down to false prophet, then into the beast, the devil himself, and he's riding on a pale horse, colored all up and mixed with all kinds of colors to make him pale and deathly. But when our Lord appears here on earth, He will be riding on a snow white horse, and He will be completely, fully, the Emmanuel, the Word of God incarnate in a man. You can see how much difference there is in them. That's the difference though.