The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 92


295  There you are. There you are. See? See how the Seals opened down there in the church age, how it showed the martyrs? And now here's these two prophets standing here with the Word of God to do anything to nature they want to, and they shake the earth. And it shows exactly who does it. It's Moses and Elijah, 'cause there's their ministry re-impersonated again: both men. Oh, my. Do you see it now? See what the Sixth Seal is? It's those prophets. Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we're living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There's your Sixth Seal coming open. See?
299  Now, we drop right back back here to Jesus spoke it would take place: way back yonder in the Old Testament, back in Ezekiel, back in the old prophets, they spoke it would take place. And here the Sixth Seal opened, and they say, "Well, that's a mysterious thing. What did it?" Here's the secret of it, the prophets, 'cause the Bible said so here. They can open it any time they… They can do anything to nature they want to. And they do the same thing they did do (Amen.), 'cause they know how it's done. Amen. Glory. When I seen that, I just raised out of the chair and started walking up and down the floor. I thought, "Lord, how I thank You, heavenly Father." There it is. That's it. They opened that Sixth Seal. Amen. Watch them. If any man hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, the Word. Holy Ghost come upon the apostles. You see? Fire proceeded out of their mouth.
304  Now, notice over in Revelations 19, we see the same thing, and a great Sword proceed from His mouth: Word. See it? Christ coming, and He slayed enemies with It. Is that right? Now, He's on His road. Watch Him now. All right. These have power to shut the heaven that it rained not in the days of their prophecy… Boy, that's interrupting nature. Now, how long did—did this man Elijah close the heavens for? [Congregation replies: three and one-half years—Ed.] There you are, exactly. How longs Daniel's seventieth, last part of the seventy weeks? [Congregation replies: three and one-half years—Ed.] There you are, exactly.
306  What did Moses do? He—he—he turned the—the waters into blood; he done all these kinds of miracles, just exactly what's predicted here under this Sixth Seal. And here they are in Revelations 11, doing the very same things. Amen. There's three different places in the Scriptures right there blending the thing right together. That's the opening of the Sixth Seal. Right there it is. Amen. Glory. Now, notice. These have power to shut the heavens in the days of their prophecy, that it won't rain; and… power over the waters to turn them to blood,… to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will. Oh, my. There you are. Now, turn right over here to the plagues. See? All nature is interrupted in this Sixth Plague—or Sixth Seal open. That's exactly what happened.
309  Now, look. See, here God is about to deliver His son Israel, after the same manner of the tribulation that He did down there. He sent Moses down there and delivered Israel. Is that right? And he done these very same things. He sent Elijah to Ahab, and seven thousand come out. Is that right? He sends them right back over here again in the time of the tribulation and calls out the hundred and forty-four thousand. Now, see, you notice, between Revela—or between the 6th chapter, or the 6th plague, Seal (Pardon me)—the Sixth Seal and the Seventh Seal, the 7th chapter of Revelation mathematically set together right…
311  Just like America is number thirteen: thirteen states it started with, thirteen stars in the flag, thirteen colonies, thirteen stripes; everything's thirteen, thirteen, and appears right here in the 13th chapter of Revelations. That's right. She's thirteen and a woman. Now, when He was about to deliver His only begotten Son, which was His only begotten. Jacob is His son, but this is His only begotten Son.
312  Matthew 27, let's see what He did there. Matthew the 27th chapter. Now, remember, His Son had been beaten, and had been troubled, and they had made fun of Him, and He was now hanging on the cross at three o'clock on Good Friday afternoon—just about to take place. Matthew, 27th chapter of Matthew and the—the 45th verse, I believe it is. Now, from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Now, notice just exactly what He did back here now in this. See? And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal,… lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon—and the moon became as blood; Blackness, darkness: Egypt—blackness, darkness, God delivering Jesus at the cross, just 'fore He brought Him up from the resurrection… First, darkness: sun went down in the middle of the day, and stars wouldn't shine. Two days from then, He was going to raise Him up with a mighty triumph. After the sun, and moon, and stars, and everything in Egypt, all these taken place, He delivered Israel to the promised land.
317  Here it is in the tribulation period, and here stands them prophets to who has the control of the Word that God gives them. They can only speak as God gives them the Word. Now, they're not gods. They're, temporarily the—amateurly they are, 'cause Jesus said they were. Said, "You call them gods who the Word of God came." Well, look. That's the one that God brings the Word to. And when he speaks it, it happens. That's all. And here he is with a commission from God to smite the earth whatever he wants to. Oh, my. Stop the heavens, and he does. What's the matter? He's fixing to take the hundred and forty-four thousand out for redemption, out of the Book of Redemption. And that's under the Seal of redemption, in the Sixth Seal. That's it, my dear friends. That's that Sixth Seal, been so mysteriously…
320  Let's just take… We got ten more minutes. Let's just take a little bit. I got about two or three pages. Well, I got… You can just see here; I think it's about… On that one, I think I had about fifteen pages yet left I could get to. Oh, there's so much on that. My, you can just keep going from place to place, but I'm afraid I confuse you when I—I scatter too much of it. And I'm not… I can't hold it together like I should.
321  In Isaiah, let's take this. Isaiah the prophet seen this Sixth Seal open and spoke of it. That's whether it's important or not. See? Well, the whole thing—whole plan of redemption lays under these Seals, the whole Book. Now, remember, we seen Jesus saw it. Is that right? See? Jesus saw it. And now, we find others that saw it. We find it typed out in—in Jacob. We find it typed out in Egypt. We see it typed out at the cross. Now, let's go back to Isaiah. I've got a whole lot more prophets wrote down here too. Let's just… I like this—this of Isaiah. Let's go back here to Isaiah, the 13th chapter of Isaiah. I like…
325  Isaiah is the—the complete Bible in itself, you know. Did you know that? See? Isaiah starts out with creation, in the middle of the book he brings John, and at the end he brings the Millennium. And there's sixty-six books in the Bible, and sixty-six chapters in Isaiah. It's a complete encyclopedia itself. Notice, 13th chapter now, of—of Isaiah. Let's begin here at the 6th verse. Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
327  Watch this Sixth Seal opening up here now, plumb back here seven hundred and thirteen years before Christ come. He's been two thousand years; that'd be about seven—about twenty-seven hundred years ago Isaiah seen this Seal hanging there. All right. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: What did Jesus say, "And because iniquity shall abound the—the love of many shall wax then, and man's heart will be failing for fear; sea a-roaring." See? Man's heart will faint. And they shall be afraid: pangs of sorrow shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be ashamed. Notice of it here. Oh, their faces ashamed… We got to get to that just a minute. We'll hold that. See?
330  Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (The land, that's all of it, brethren. See? Notice.) For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her lights to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the iniquity—and the wickedness of their iniquity; and I will cause the—the (I don't… I—I don't know how it's spelled.) [Congregation says, "arrogancy."—Ed.] (I can't say it. See?)… of—of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of—of the terrible—terrible See there, just exactly, Isaiah saw the same thing that Jesus spoke of, that the Seventh Seal reveals, when He's cleansing the land with tribulations. That's the tribulation period, this Sixth Seal. Yes, he was a prophet, and the Word of God was made known to him. That's twenty-seven hundred years ago.
333  Truly, I just want to say this: The whole world as Isaiah here… as a woman travaileth, all creation is travailing. What's all this groaning and travailing about, like a—a woman that's to be mother, the earth itself, nature… Why, this city here… Let's take our own city, when beer joints, and prostitution, and filth, and scum, like any other city… Why, I believe God would be better off looking at it the way He had it thousand years ago. When the Ohio traveled down, they had no backwaters and floods. They had no sin in the valley. The buffalo roamed through here, and—and the old Cherokee hunted him and made a decent living. There was no trouble at all. But man come in, and there's where sin comes in. When man begin to multiply upon the face of the earth, then sin and violence set in. That's right, always man. Why, I think it's a disgrace.