The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 7: The Fifth Seal 63-0322 (Continued)

Day 79

280  Now, you remember, they was to prophesy. You've read that. How many's read that? Sure, we all acquainted reading the Scripture. And they prophesy, these two witnesses prophesy in the time of Daniel's second half of the seventy week. That is the last three and a half years. You remember how we took the Daniel's seventy week? I said we would need it when we got in here. I didn't know why, but I—something told me we'd need it, and here we are. See, see? Notice, in the time of Daniel… Now, remember, Daniel was told that the Messiah would come (the prince, the Messiah, rather) and He would prophesy. Israel still had seventy weeks left, and in the midst of the seventy week the Messiah would be cut off, and the daily sacrifice taken away (Is that right?), but there was still three and a half weeks determined. In this block He takes the Gentile Bride. Now, she goes up, and when she goes up, two prophets arrive to Israel. See?
286  And those souls that's been martyred now down through here, real true Jews down through there, they'd their name on the Book, that lived the right life, and done the right thing, lived Judaism to the dot; and they were martyred by Eichmann and many others. Honest people, millions of them down there and them Germans shot them to death, and murdered them, and killed them, and hung them on fences, and burned them up, and cremated them and everything else. That bloodless, blood-hearted hungry, Hitler and Stalin and Mussolini, and all them people that hated them Jews…
287  I think that's just one of the—one of the things that's holding this nation together, 'cause they've always respected the Jew (That's right.), give him a place. You honor a Jew, and God will honor you. Now, there's a bunch of Jews that's renegade, just like there's Gentiles the same way. But the real Jew, God's put his name on the Book before the foundation of the world, and here he was murdered down in this time. And remember… Think of it now, how perfect this is. Right after them millions of slaughtered Jews, innocent people, by the nations of the world, here the Scripture says right in this time that they're each one under the altar, realized what has happened; and they are given white robes.
290  And they said, "Well, why—why can't we go back to the Kingdom right now?" The Jewish Kingdom is to be set on the earth, you know. John said the Kingdom in heaven (See?), to be set… Now, this is the Kingdom of the Gospel (You see?), but the Kingdom of the Jews will be preached by these—these two prophets. So notice the—the—the kingdom of the earth here. The Kingdom of heaven is preached by the Jews—or to—I mean, to the Gentile. The Kingdom of—here on the earth is to be set up in the Millennium, after the Millennium to the Jews. Now, notice. Notice this now. Here while they—while they are preaching (See?) before these—these prophets ever arrives on the scene, these Jews that had to die under Eichmann and them, is… each one of them that's predestinated is given, by grace, a white robe. Amen. Each one of them given a white robe… Notice now what happened? As soon as that takes place…
296  I—I'm watching that clock back there, and I know we're—we're getting late, but I don't want to… See, I—I… Them noticing them poor fellows standing there, God help you, brethren. I hope each one of you are given a white robe that day too. See? Standing, changing back and forth with legs hurting, and some of you worked all day. I know what that is. And look here… And some of the poor little old women standing. I notice some of these men give the women their seats, and somebody else give some poor little mother with a baby… And I—I see all that, and I'm sure He does. Notice, but I don't want to keep you too long. If I can just get you to see the message, that's all I want you to do. See?
297  Now, notice. These Jews… I have to do this in order to—to let you see the revelation of this Seal, see what it is, these souls under the altar and who they are. Now, notice. In the time of Daniel, now, the second half of the seventieth week… Now, remember, Messiah was to be cut off in the midst. That's the middle. Well, what's half of seven? Three and a half. How long did Christ preach? [Congregation answers: "Three and a half."—Ed.] That's right. Now. But there's determined yet to the people what? Another three and a half year.
299  But during this time, why, see what happens is the Gentile Bride is selected in the seven church ages and goes up, and when it does that way, all these Jews that's martyred along there, because of blindness (laying under the altar) God comes over and says, "You see what it was? Now, I'll give each one of you a robe." They said, "How long, Lord? Are we going in now?" Said, "No, no, no, no. Your fellowmen, the Jews, has got to suffer a little bit yet. They got to be martyred like you was martyred. The beast has got to get them when he breaks his covenant."
302  Now, notice. And now, notice once… Now, just so you'll remember, these prophets are to prophesy according to Revelations 11 (You raised your hands you had read it. See?), and they're given power. And we're going to find out who they are just in a minute, the Lord willing. Now, notice who these prophets are. And now the Bible tells it here. Sure it does. Sure. See? Now, notice, in the middle of this, three and a half weeks now, that they are prophesying down here, and the—the Revelations, here said and they—they prophesy a thousand, three hundred and two score days. If…
305  Now, the regular Jewish calendar, the regular time of God's calendar is exactly thirty days in a month. The Roman calendar what mixed it up. The regular calendar is thirty days in a month. Now, if you want to take thirty days and add three and a half years to it, and see thirty days, then see what you got: one thousand three hundred—two hundred and threescore day; one thousand two hundred and threescore days (sixty days), exactly three and one half year. Now, you see there's no mistake to that. There it is. Just fits together like a dovetail coming together. Notice. The two prophets preached for three and a half years to the Jew. In that, it's called out the hundred and forty-four thousand.
308  And then, notice, these two prophets are exactly Moses and Elijah. See? Now, look. Look their—look at their ministry. Now, watch what these prophets do. They have power to smite the earth with a plague as oft as they will. Who did it? Moses. They have power to shut the heavens, and it rain not in the day of their ministry. Who closed the heavens for three and a half years? [Congregation replies, "Elijah."—Ed.] There you are. That's them.
309  See, it's… See, the man, when he dies, he doesn't change his status; he doesn't change his make-up. See? Look, when—when… before… When Saul had backslid and there was no prophets in the land, he couldn't understand what to do—what to do. He was up against it; he was going to battle. He went to the witch of Endor. Now, just the blood of bulls and goats, she could do this. And she called up the spirit of Samuel; and when Samuel come up, there he stood in his prophet robe. Not only that, but he was still a prophet. He said, "Why'd you call me out of my rest?" (See?) said, "seeing you've become an enemy to God." He said, "By this time tomorrow night you're going to fall in the battle, and this time tomorrow night you'll be with me." That's exactly what happened.
313  See, not only… He was still a prophet. See? And these fellows are still prophets. Now, we're going to get a little deep in that just in a few minutes, the Lord willing. See? Oh, my, how I love that Word. There's no wonder man shall not live by bread alone, every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. These two prophets are Moses and Elijah according to their works being repatterned again. That—that has always been their ministry. Now, notice, just as they did… That didn't change them. Remember, nee—these guys never died. Watch just a minute. Now, don't confuse, 'fore we get away from this, don't confuse Elijah's fifth time ministry with his fourth time ministry. I've been telling you, the Gentile Church is looking for Elijah. That's right. And here he is over here with the Jew. Remember, he can't come four. That's—that's the—the enemies number. He has to be five.
318  The first time he come, he was Elijah himself. The next time he come, he was Elisha. The next time he come, he was what? John the Baptist. The next time he comes is for the seventh angel. And the fifth time he comes, he's with Moses over yonder…?… Yes, sir. Don't confuse him. Five, if you know your—your numerals of the Bible, five is the number of laboring grace; and that's what He's done. Now, watch, you want to know what it is. Was Jesus a labor of grace? J-e-s-u-s—five; l-a-b-o-r (Is that right?)—labor for—for love for you. And if you get to Him, how you come? By what? F-a-i-t-h, in l-a-b-o-r. Is that right. Labor is the number of grace. All right, to the believers… Notice, the first Elijah, that was him. The second was Elisha. The third was John. The fourth was the seventh angel or the last messenger to the church, according to Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7. Now, the fifth time, he is a messenger to the Jews, to the hundred and forty-four thousand, to the Jews after the Church is gone.
321  I—I—I just feel a little funny. See, see? Look. If—if some think… I want you to get this now. If some still think that Malachi 4, to restore the people, is the same thing he's going to do down there with the Jews and think it's all the same, let me straighten that out for you just a minute. See, it would be a little bit confusing, 'cause remember, in Malachi 4, He says "return the faith of the fathers—or the children back to the father." See, "back to the father."
322  Now, let me show you the difference of the ministry. If he comes to return the faith of the children back to the fathers, he would deny Christ. He would go back to the law. Is that right? The fathers kept the law. Do you get it? Notice, when Elijah, when he come to fulfill his ministry in Malachi 4 (See?), as Malachi 4, Elijah was by himself. But when he come to minister to the Jews of Revelation 11, he has Moses with him. So there's no confusion, not a bit. Get it? When Elijah comes of Malachi 4, he's by himself. Elijah will… not Elijah, Moses. Elijah will arise.