The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 88


154  Now, now, I want you to turn over and watch how Jesus here tells them about these things. Oh, it's so beautiful, I—I… It just makes me… I—I get to… What was that word we used the other night? The stimulation from revelation. Notice, now, let's turn now to the First Seal of the—the Seals of this Book and compare this First Seal with this first question, and each question compare it right down and see if it don't run hand in hand just like we've done in all these others opening up to the church ages and everything exactly the same. There's the Seal perfectly open then.
156  Notice now, now, we're going to read, first for the… "Then He answered them…" And—and then He's—He's going to start to answering now, and we want to compare it with the Seals. Now, watch, the First Seal is Revelations 6:1-2; now we read 6:1-2. And I saw… the Lamb when He had opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it was the noise of a thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that set on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Who did we find this fellow was? Antichrist. Matthew 24 now, 4 and 5. And Jesus answered and said unto them—unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
159  See it? Antichrist. There's your Seal. See, see? He spoke it here, and here they opened the Seal, and here He was, just perfect. Now, the Second Seal: Matthew 24:6, Revelation 6:3 and 4. Now, watch. Matthew 24:6, now, let me see what it says. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. All right. Let's take the Second Seal, Revelation 6:3-2; watch what He says now. And when he had opened the second seal, and I heard the second beast say, Come… see. And there went forth another horse that was red: and power was given to him that set thereon to take peace from the earth, and… they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
162  Perfectly—just exactly. Oh, I like to make the Scripture answer Itself, don't you? The Holy Spirit wrote It all, but He's able to reveal it. Now, let's notice the Third Seal. Now, this is famine. Now, Matthew 24:7 and 8. Let's get 7 and 8 in Matthew… And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,… pestilences,… earthquakes, in divers places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows. See, you're coming right on up now. Now, Revelation and the 6th… Now, we're going to open the Third Seal. It's found in Revelations 6:5 and 6. And when he had opened the third seal, I—I beheld the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that set on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts saying, A measure of… penny—a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and… wine. Famine, see? Exactly the same Seal, same thing Jesus said. All right. Fourth Seal, pestilence and death. Notice, Matthew 24, we'll read the—the 8th verse, 7th and 8th, I believe it is on this Fourth Seal, I got here. All right. Now… What did I read back here? Did I read something wrong? Yeah, I've had that marked. Yes, there we are now. Now, we're going, now we go. All right, sir. 168  Now, let's start here at the 7th on this the—the Fourth seal, and on the 6 and 7 and 8 on the other one, on the Revelations. Now, let's see, the 7th and 8th of Matthew 24. All right, now. And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,… pestilences,… earthquakes, in divers places. All these things are the beginning of sorrow. Now, the Fourth Seal, as we read it over here was… The Fourth Seal was… Begin 7th and 8th on this other now. And when he had opened the fourth seal, and lo, the fourth beast said, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse:…
171  Now, wait, I got this wrote down wrong. Now, now, just a minute now, 7 and 8, now let's see, Matthew 24:7 and 8, now let's see. We'll get that. That's the third opening, isn't it? Matthew 24:7 and 8. I'm sorry. Now, that opens up the rain… or the famine, opens up the famine. All right, now the pestilences and death… Yes, sir, now we're going to it; 7 and 8, now, that would be the Fourth Seal. Let's see where we get the Fourth Seal. And when he had opened the fourth seal… (Yeah, it's the pale horse rider, death. See?) And—and I looked, and behold a pale horse: and he—pale horse: and his name that set on him was called Death, and Hell followed… him. And power was given unto him over the four parts of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Now, see, that was death.)
175  Now, the Fifth Seal, Matthew 24:9-13. Let's see if I got this right now again. See? And then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:… (There you are.)… and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And when—and then… many shall betray—many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and… deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that… endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. Now, we are on the Fifth Seal now, and that was last night. See? They would deliver you up, betray one another and so forth.
177  Now, watch here on the Sixth Seal, 6:9 to 11. Now, let's get that one: Revelations 6:9 to 11. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long,… Lord, holy… true, does thou… judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Now…) And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren,… should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
178  Now, you see, under the Fifth Seal we find—we find here martyrdom. And under the 24:9 over here we—to 13, we find also that it was martyred: "They shall deliver you up and kill you" and—and so forth (See?), the same Seal being opened. Now, in the Sixth Seal is the one we're coming to now. Matthew 24:29 and 30—24, let's get 29 and—and 30. Here we are. Now, now, we're going to get also Revelations 6:12-17. That's exactly what we just read. Now, listen at this. Now, it's what Jesus said in Matthew 29—24:29 and 30. Immediately after the tribulation of those days… (What… When this—this tribulation, this amateur tribulation they've went through here. See?)… the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of… heaven shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall be all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
183  Now, read over here in Revelations now, the—the Sixth Seal the one we are on right now. And… behold when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth (See?) of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heavens departed as a scroll as it is rolled together; and every mountain and every island… moved out of their place. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondsman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens… in the rocks of the mountain; And said unto the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sets upon the throne, and from the wrath—wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come;… who shall be able to stand?
184  It's perfectly. Turned right back over—see what Jesus said here now in Matthew 24:29. Listen. After this—this Eichmann case and so forth. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,… the moon shall not—shall not give her light,… stars shall fall from heaven,… the powers of… heaven shall be shaken: (Now, watch.) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and they shall see—and they sh—and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with great power and… glory. And… send forth his angels… (and so forth)… and with a… sound of a trumpet, and… shall gather them together… the four winds,… drove together.
185  See, just exactly comparing what Jesus said in Matthew 24, and what the revelator here opened up in the Sixth Seal, is just exactly, and Jesus was speaking of the tribulation period. See? First he asked when these things would be, when the temple would be taken away. He answered that. Next thing he asked: when they were to come time, there come the martyr age; and when this would be, when the antichrist would rise, and when the antichrist would take away the temple.