The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 93


337  I was standing the other day in my home country there now in Arizona. And I—I read when I was a kid about Geronimo and—and Cochise and those old Apaches, 'cause I preached to them up there: fine people, and some of the finest people you want to meet are those Apache Indians. And then I went over there to—to Tombstone, where they have all the old relics and things from the war. And I looked at… They always… You know they always classed Geronimo as—as a renegade. To me he was a red-blooded American. Absolutely. He was only fighting for his rights like anyone would do. He wanted not that pollution in his land, and look what it is now, turning his children, his daughters into prostitutes and everything else, and white man coming there. The white man's a rascal. The Indian was a conservative; he was—he was a—a conservationist. He would go out and kill a buffalo; the whole tribe eat everything was left of it. They used the hide for clothes and tents and everything else. And the white man comes and shoot it for a target. Why, it's such a disgrace.
340  I read a article in the paper where in Africa, that great place full of wild game, they got these guys, Arthur Godfrey and them, going over there shooting these elephants and things out of helicopters and things like that. A picture of an old female elephant trying to die, and the tears, like, pulling down her face and two big males trying to hold her up to keep… Why, it's a sin. That's not sport. When I was standing out on the field out yonder, in where I hunt and things like that, and see where them white hunters come out there and shoot them deer and cut a hindquarters off of it and sometimes kill eight or ten little does and leave them laying there, and their fawns running around trying to find their mammy, and you mean that's sportsmanship? That's pure murder in my book.
342  I hope Canada never gets any roads in it as long as I live, to keep them renegade Americans out of there. That's right. They're the poorest sports I ever seen in my life. Now, not all of them, there's some real genuine men, but that's—that's one out of a thousand you find. Shoot anything they can see, any way they want to (That's right.); that's a murderer. That's right. He's heartless. He will shoot out of season. While up there in Alaska there, I was up there with one of them guides. He said, "I picked up… I'd go out there now and find whole herds of them great big elk—or not elk, but the moose laying there with .50 caliber machine gun bullets through their horns where these American pilots out there in—in Alaska machine-gunned them out of that plane—a herd of moose. That's pure murder..
346  They knowed in there if they'd kill the buffalo, they could get the Indian, he'd starve to death. That's the reason that Cochise had to surrender, his—all of his princes and all the rest of them, his children, and all of his people were starving to death. They went out there with big—great big loads of them, Buffalo Bill and them plainsmen had shot off all them buffaloes, forty, fifty in an afternoon. They know when they ridded that, they got rid of the Indian. Oh, my, a stain on the flag the way they treated them Indians. There you are. But remember, the Bible said, "The hour's come that God will destroy them that destroys the earth." And the whole world…
348  Look at them valleys. I was standing up there the other day looking down on the valley at Phoenix. Went up on South Mountain, wife and I was setting up there and looked down at Phoenix, and I—I said, "Isn't that awful?" She said, "Awful? What do you mean?" I said, "The sin. And how much adultery and drinking and cursing and the Lord's Name used in vain in that valley there, was about a hundred and—and forty thousand or fifty thousand people, or maybe two hundred thousand people in that valley?" And I said, "Five hundred years ago or a thousand, there wasn't nothing but cactus, mesquite, and the old coyotes running up and down the sand river there, the—the washes." And I said, "That's the way God made it, but man come in; what did he do? He saturated the ground with filth. The streets are full of gall; the sewers, the—and the rivers are polluted with—with filth." They couldn't… Why, you'd better not drink a drop—of some of that water; you'd get anything. See?
352  Look at it. Not only here, but the world over, the thing is polluted, and the world, the nature… God, have mercy. The whole world in its birth pains, the world is trying; she's travailing, Isaiah said. What's the matter? She's in—trying to bring forth a new world for the Millennium where all the…?… trying to birth a new world for a new people that won't sin and pollute her. That's right. She's in travail. That's the reason the—the—we are in travail. Christ, to bring forth the Bride… Everything is travailing and groaning. See, there's something fixing to happen. And this sixth plague lets her go.
353  Brother, the earthquake burst open, and the stars shake; volcanics will come forth, and the earth will renew itself. New lava will break forth from the center of the earth, and she'll crumble all around and around and around when she spins out in yonder. And I tell you, one morning when Jesus and His Bride comes back to the earth, there'll be a paradise of God there that… Oh, my. Them old warriors of the battle walk down through there with their friends and loved ones; the anthems will fill the air, of an Angelic host. "Oh, it was well done, my good and faithful servant, enter into the joys of the Lord that's been prepared for you like you should've had back yonder before Eve started the ball to rolling in sin." Amen. Whew. Yes, Sixth Seal's going to do something. Yes, sir. Truly the whole world is groaning and paining for the Millennium age.
356  Now, the one now is so soaked up with filth. As I preached here not long ago, I believe, preached in the Tabernacle, "The World Falling Apart…" That's exact. Look what's falling apart in the world. The… Everything's falling of it. Certainly it is. It's—it's got to fall apart. Yes, sir. Look, its frame. Let me show you the reason the world's got to do it. The frame of this world: the iron and the brass and the materials of this earth has been pulled out of it, its framework, for war and industry until it's just about ready… Well, we never had an earthquake till the other day over here in this part of the country, till just the other day here (You see?), St. Louis and down through there. She's getting so thin. They've pulled everything out of it. See? Its politics are so polluted there's hardly a honest, among them. See? Its systems… Its morals is so low, they just don't have any. That's all. See? Sure. Its religion is cankered. Yes, sir.
359  It's time for the Sixth Seal, pretty soon, to be opening up, and when she does, oh, my. The end… The Bride has done gone forth. She's done… The Queen's done went to take her place. She's being married now to the King, while this was going on. And Israel's remnant is sealed and ready to go, and then nature lets go. Oh, what a time.
360  Notice, the last verse of the Sixth Seal opened. Those who had laughed at the preaching of the Word, of the vindicated Word of the living God… When them prophets that stood there and performed miracles, closed the sun, and everything else, and all down through the age… See? They cried for the rocks and the mountains to hide them (See?), to hide them from the Word that they'd laughed at, 'cause they seen Him coming. "Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb." He is the Word. See? They'd laughed at the Word, and here the Word was incarnate; and they'd made fun of It, laughed at them, made fun of them, and the incarnate Word had dropped forth. Why didn't they repent? They couldn't: too far then. So they knowed that the punishment… They hear it. They've set in meetings like this and knowed about it, and they know that the things that those prophets had predicted was looking them right in the face.
362  The thing that they had rejected, they'd spurned mercy for the last time. And when you spurn mercy, there's nothing left but judgment. When you spurn mercy… Just think of it. And there they was. They had no place to go, no retreat. And the Bible said here, "They called for the—cried to the rocks and the mountains to fall on us, and hide us from the—from the face of the—of—and the wrath of the Lamb." They'd tried to repent, but the Lamb had come to claim His own. See? And they cried to the rocks and the mountains, prayed, but their prayers were too late.
364  My brother, sister, the goodness and mercies of God extended to the people… While Israel was blinded for this—for here just about two thousand years to give us a chance to repent… Have you turned that mercy down? Have you—have you rejected that… Who are you anyhow? Where did you come from, and where are you going? You could not ask the doctor. You could not ask anybody in the world, and there's no book you could read that could tell you who you are, where you come from, and what you're going but this Book.
366  Now, you know without… You have the Blood of the Lamb to act in your place; you see where you're headed for. So if—if God did that for you, the least thing we could do would be accept what He's done. That's all He asked us to do. And on the basis of this… If I go any farther, I'll have to come right into that plague, oh, that's tomorrow night's service, and I—I can't do it, can't go any farther. I got it marked down here, a cross: stop here. See? So then, I—I got to wait until tomorrow.
368  Now, let us bow our heads just a moment. If you haven't, my precious friend, hadn't—haven't accepted the love of this God, that I'm talking about… If you have… (Listen to this close now.) If you haven't accepted His love and mercy, you'll have to stand His judgment and wrath. Now, you tonight are at the same place that Adam and Eve was in the garden of Eden. You have a right; you're a free moral agent. You can go to the Tree of Life, or you can take the plan of the judgment. But today while you're sensible, in your right mind, and you're healthy enough to—to rise and accept it, why don't you do that if you haven't done it? Is there them people in here that hasn't, as yet, did that? If that be so, would you just raise up your hand, say, "Pray for me, Brother Branham. I now want to do it. I don't want this to come."