The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 8: The Sixth Seal 63-0323 (Continued)

Day 86


83  And so the next night he watched for her again. Finally, he was setting out there, and they all got to carrying on and everything, he—he set on the corral fence and watched for her to come, throw the dishwater out. And he watched her, and he said to her; he said, "You know my real purpose of being here?" She said, "No, sir, I don't." He said, "My purpose of being here is hunting a wife." He said, "I find a character in you that they don't have." (I was thinking of the Church. You see?) Said, "Will you marry me?" She said, "Me? Me? I—I can't think of such a thing." Said, "Me?" See, that's the main boss's son. He owned all the companies and ranches throughout the country, and everything. You see? Said—said, "Yes," said, "I—I couldn't find one in Chicago. I—I want a real wife. I want a wife with character. And the things that I'm looking for, I see it in you." Said, "Will you marry me?" She said, "Well…" (It startled her.) She said, "Yes." And he said, "Well," told her he would be back, said, "Now, you just make yourself ready, and a year from today I'll be back. Well… And I'll get you, and I'll take you away from here. You won't have to work like this no more. I'll take you, and I'll go to Chicago, and I'll build you a home like you've never seen." She said, "I don't never—never had a home, I'm an orphan." She said… He said, "I'll build you a home, a real one"; said, "I'll be back."
89  He kept in track with her through the time of the year. She worked everything that she could do to save enough money at her dollar a day or whatever she had with her board to buy her wedding dress: perfect type of the Church. See? She got her garments ready. You know, when she displayed this wedding garment, her—her cousins said, "Why, you poor silly kid. You mean to think that a man like that would have anything to do with you?" She said, "But he promised me." She said, "He promised"; said, "I believe his word." "Oh, he was just making a fool out of you." Said, "If he'd of got somebody he'd got one of the them." Said, "But he promised me. I'm looking for him." Amen. I am too. So it kept getting later and later. The day finally arrived. A certain hour he was to be there; so she dressed in her garment. And she hadn't even heard from him, but she knowed he'd be there. So she dressed up in her wedding clothes, got things ready. So then they really did laugh, there, 'cause the main boss had sent up to the—to the foreman, or—or to—and none of the girls had heard nothing about it. So it was just all a mysterious thing to them.
96  That is too; sure it is. But this girl just in face it all of it upon the basis of his word that he'd be back for her. So they got to laughing, and put their hands around one another, dancing around there, said, "Ahhh," (laughing, you know, like that), said, "Poor little silly kid." She just stood there—not a bit of blushing. She was holding her flowers, her wedding garment all fixed. She was struggling, you know. (His Bride has made herself ready.) She kept holding her flowers, waiting. They said, "Now, I told you it was wrong. See, he ain't coming." Said, "I got five more minutes." Said, "He will be here." Oh, they just laughed. And just about the time the old clock ticked up to five minutes, they heard the horses a-galloping, sand rolling under the wheels. The old buckboard stopped. She jumped from between them and out the door, and he jumped out of the carriage, and she fell into his arms; he said, "It's all over now, honey"; left her little old cousins (denominations) setting there looking. She—she went to Chicago to her home.
102  I know of another great promise like that too. It… "I've gone to prepare a place for you; coming back to receive you." They might be saying we're crazy, but, brother, to me right now and these Seals breaking like this under this supernatural thing, I can almost hear the sound as that clock of time ticks away into eternity there. I can almost see that Angel standing there and saying at the last of that seventh angel's message, "Time shall be no more." That little loyal Bride will fly away into the arms of Jesus one of these days when He takes her to Father's house. Let's think of these things as we go along now.
103  Notice the ministry of the Lion, the Word; the Ox, the laboring sacrifice; the cunningness of the reformers; and the—the eagle age coming in that's to reveal and pick up these things and show them. Now, we find out in last night's service also, the great mystery opened with this Seal, which was absolutely contrary to my former understanding—just a—presuming that it was right.
104  I always allowed them souls under the altar to be the early Christian martyrs, but we found out last night, when the Lord God broke that Seal for us, it absolutely is impossible. It wasn't them. They were gone on to Glory, plumb on the other side. And there they was… We found out that they were Jews that would come up during the time where the—from the calling now of the hundred and forty-four thousand, which we get into tonight and tomorrow and—and between the Sixth and Seventh Seal, the hundred and forty-four thousand is called. And then we find out that they were martyrs that had been killed, and—and yet had not been—had white robes on, but their names had been on the Lamb's Book of Life, and they were given white robes, each one of them. 106  And we took that, and there's nothing in the world, I don't believe, but that bunch of—of—a—the—the Jews has went through a pre-tribulation period. When during the time of this last wars, they were—they—they're got to be hated by everybody. And Eichmann killed millions of them in Germany (You just heard the trial.), millions of innocent people slain, Jews, just because they were Jews, no other reason. The Bible said here that they was slain for their testimony of God—or for the—the Word of God and the testimony they held. Now, we find out that the Bride was the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. These had no testimony of Jesus Christ. And we find out that the Bible says that all of Israel, the predestinated Israel, will be saved. (Romans 11) Now, we know that. And there we seen them souls…
109  Now, look how close. Why couldn't this be before? Because it hadn't happened before. Now you can see it. You see? See the great Holy Spirit seeing those things coming down through the—the ages and times, and now, it's being revealed, and then you look there and see that's the truth. There's where it's at. Now, it was a—it was a—the martyrs in the tribulation of the pre-tribulation of Eichmann. Now, they only type the martyrs of the hundred and forty-four thousand, which we're entering into between the Sixth and Seventh Seal (See?); and the Seventh Seal is just one thing; that's all; and this—it was silence in heaven for a space of a half hour. And now, only God can reveal that. It's not even symbolized nowhere. That's tomorrow night. Pray for me. See?
112  Now, we notice now as we go into the Sixth Seal… Now, may the Heavenly Father help us as we settle down now to this Sixth Seal. Now, the 12th verse of the 6th chapter… And I beheld when he… opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto… earth, even as a fig tree cast her untimely figs, when she's shaken of a mighty wind. And the heavens departed as a scroll when it's rolled together; and every mountain and every island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
113  You notice there? Look at them mighty men. See? What have they done? They'd received the wine of the wrath of the fornication of the harlot. See? That's exactly the same class that drank of her wine. See? And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that setteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
114  What an introduction to a—to see the riders now, the riders, beasts, and the answering beasts has ceased. Then we taken up. We see the martyrs under the throne. Now, this… from the time… These martyrs are the true orthodox Jews that died in Christian faith, or in—in religious faith, because they could not be Christians. Remember, God blinded their eyes. And they're going to be blind for a long time until the Gentile Church is taken out of the way. 'Cause God doesn't deal with them two people at the same time, because it's very contrary to His Word.
116  Remember, He deals with Israel as a nation always. It's the nation of Israel. The Gentiles as individuals—people taken from the Gentile. And it had to… The Gentile had to be made up of all the people of the world, so now and then there's a Jew comes into that. See? Just like—like Arabian and Irish and Indian and whatmore. It's all the people of the world make up this bouquet Bride. See? But now, when it comes to dealing then with Israel, in this last part of the seventy weeks, He deals with them as a nation. The Gentiles are finished. The hour's soon arriving (and maybe yet this—this very night) that God will completely turn from the Gentiles altogether. Exactly. He said so. "They shall tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation be finished." The times are over. Yes, sir. And then, "Let him that's filthy, stay filthy. Let him that's righteous be righteous." See?