The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 9: Questions And Answers On The Seals 63-0324M (Continued)

Day 100

105  Now, just think; what stimulates the church? Revelations. See? So wine, the new wine would be… Now watch. The oil and wine went together in sacrifice, went together in—in the church worship (Now, notice.), assembled together, connected together. You that's got a concordance, you look and see a whole string where wine and oil is met together in worship. If you've got a Cruden's, why, it says that there. Now, notice on this. But now (You see?), the oil is always the Holy Spirit. We find that over in Ezekiel, and we find it in the Old Testament; we find it all through the New Testament. Why do we anoint the sick with oil? We anoint the sick with oil because it symbolizes the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon them. See? Also the wise virgins had oil; the unwise had no oil: Spirit. See? Now, that is the oil.
109  And then the wine… If—if—if the oil represents—represents God, God is Spirit. See? God is Word. "In the beginning was Word; Word was with God; Word was made flesh, and that was God." Now, then if the Word now in—sets here in a—a natural form… Now, the wine is the water, like the—the revelation that reveals that interpretation of the Word which stimulates the believer. You see? My, they just got… "I've never seen it before. My. Glory." That's what? See? Stimulation (See?) of revelation. (I didn't know that till the other day setting there either. See?) Now, that's… What does the oil and wine… That was, "See that you hurt not…" That was the black horse rider, and that was during the time of the dark age, the third age of the—of the church. Notice, and in there, there's just a little bit of it left, just a little bit, but don't hurt it. And I believe if you get that the—the Third Seal on tape, you'll—you'd find it there where we explained it in details—detail, rather.
112  7. Brother Branham, is the Lamb's Book of Life and the Book of Life the same Book? Sure. See? 'Cause that's where… All redemption's wrote in this Book. See? Their names are in… You say, "Well, the… Our name's put on the Lamb's Book of Life, Brother Branham. I—I got it put on the other night." No, you didn't. No, you didn't. You just found out it was on there the other night (See?), because their names were written before the foundation of the world. See? That's… It's all the same Book. See?
113  8. Now. Brother Branham, is it true that—that every Jew born since Christ came will be saved, and who are the hundred and forty-four thousand? Are they the predestinated ones to be sealed with the Holy Ghost, and what is their mission? There's about three questions in one there. But here is… First one is: 8a Is it true that every Jew born since Christ that came into the world is to be saved? No. Nothing will be saved, only those whose names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world, Jew or Gentile. See? That's all; the Book holds that mystery, and the Book is only unfolding it now, not each one's name, but what the mystery of the Book is while it's calling those names. You find… You understand that now? See?
115  The Book doesn't say, "Now, Lee Vayle is to be saved in time of this church age," or—or, "Orman Neville…" or—or whoever. No, it don't say that. It just shows the mystery, unfolds the mystery of what the thing is. But we, ourselves, by faith believe it. That's what I said the other night. Someone said, "Well, there's no need in me trying it. Brother Branham said there's only going to be one saved out of Jeffersonville." See? Now, see, it's showing a parable. That—that—that isn't… That—that isn't it. There might be thousands saved. I don't know. I hope every one of them is saved (See?), but I don't know. But here's the way I want to believe it: I'm that one. You believe the same for you. If you don't, then there's something wrong with your faith. You're not sure what you're doing.
117  How can you… How can you walk up there in the face of death when you're not too sure whether you're saved or not? See? How can you go down here and say to this crippled man laying here, blinded and twisted up, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, rise up. Jesus Christ makes you whole"? How can you stand that little cold stiff body laying there; that's dead and been dead for hours and hours, and laying there cold and stiff, and say, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, rise up to your feet"? You'd better… You have to know what you're talking about. See? Well, they say, "Death claims everything. It's all gone." Yeah, but when the Word of God is revealed and you know it's God, that changes things. That's right.
120  Now, yes. These Jews are not… Not all the Jews will be saved. No, sir. They will not be saved, only those who… When He's speaking of—of Jew… Jew just is a name that was give to them after they left, I believe, Nebuchadnezzar over, begin to call them Jews first because the tribe of Judah was taken then and given a name of Jew. Now… Because they came down from Judaea and they got the name of Jew. But now, Israel is different. Israel and Jew is altogether different. Every Jew… Every Jew isn't an Israelite. See? No, he's just a Jew, but then, Israel… Paul never said all Jews will be saved; he said all Israel will be saved. Why? Israel's name, that's—that's the name of redemption all the way back. See? And all Israel will be saved, but not all Judaea—Judaism will be saved. See?
122  Just like Gentiles—there'll be a… There's thousands times thousands of—of people, yes literally millions of these organizations that are called Christian, Church of Christ, and all such names as that. That don't mean one thing. Not… That don't mean they'll be saved. People say, "Now, you've got to belong to this or that," an organization, a certain organization. "If your name isn't on our book, you're lost." Now, that's cult. See? That's cult. See? There's only one way you can be saved, and that is not him that willeth or him that runneth, him that… That is God Who shows mercy. And God by His foreknowledge predestinated a Church to His glory, and that's the ones that's saved. That's right.
124  Now, your faith is so anchored there… You say, "Well, my faith is anchored there"; and look back what kind of a life you're living, you see you're not even fit for there, your anchor is wrong; you got it on sand instead of a rock. The first little wave will throw it off. Let the Word be revealed in something: "My church don't teach that." That shows right then you wasn't anchored on no rock; you was in sand. That's right. So now. You see? 125  Now, and… The hundred and forty-four thousand, are they the predestinated ones? Yes, sir. That's Israel, spiritual Israel. Just think, there will be millions of them in there. I don't know how many's in there now. I guess the whole group, but they will not all be saved, because they are in Judaea. See? You have any idea how many is there now? I don't know, but they're probably after this next persecution begins to rise, they're accumulating by…
128  You know, I've got a tape on them, taking west with me now to—to one of the—the Covenant Church, which is… It's just the old… Oh, I forget now. It started the… They have them down there in Africa: Dutch Reform. It's the Dutch Reform Church, the covenant is. Now, if there is any of you setting here, I'll tell you why. You're still holding on to that old Heidelberg Catechism, and that's exactly the reason you're still—you're still Dutch Reform. See? You might polish up by an American name, but that's the thing behind it 'cause your teacher's in that same catechism, the old Heidelberg. You ask your pastor if that isn't right. See?
129  So now, notice this. "The hundred and forty-four thousand, they are predestinated ones to be sealed by the Holy Ghost." Yes, sir, that's exactly right. All right. So now if there's any… Now, if I'm—if I didn't answer it to suit you, why, maybe I—I could be wrong. See, but it's just to the best of my knowledge. You see? This is the best of my knowledge.
130  9. Brother Branham, as you have travailed or trav—on the serpent's seed… (Oh, oh, I never noticed this one. This one slipped up on me.)… serpent's seed this week, will it be in order to ask this question? My friends have asked me to explain Genesis 4:1 and I can't. Will you help me? It's—it's off of the subject, but anyhow I—I'll—I'll try my best by the help of God. Let's see now. Let me polish up just a little bit. I think that's where she said, "I got a son from the Lord," I—I believe it is. I think Eve said that there. I going to check to be sure, 'cause I said the other night, seven—instead of seven hundred instead of seven thousand, so…
131  It makes me so nervous. See? And you just have to be watching, and the enemy on every side, and you—you're conscious of that. You see? (Yes, that's it.) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have begotten a man from the Lord. Now, I'm just going to answer you a question, my brother or sister, and now remember, not throwing to you, no. I'm trying to help you. See? I love you, and I love the person who might've been a critical on it, but I don't think this person's critical. They said, "Help me." (See?), because the people believes it, but they're just not sufficiently posted by the Spirit to know what to say to the person that's asked them that.
133  Now, she's saying here… What the question is, no doubt, that they're saying, "Eve said she gotten this man from the Lord." How do you think life could ever come if it didn't come from the Lord, be it right or wrong? Who sent… Who sent Judas Iscariot into the world? Tell me that. The Bible said he was born the son of perdition. Just ask them that one; be like the worm in a lemon. See, see? Now, you see, they can't—can't… It is…
135  Notice. Then if you want to take them a little more technic. Look, Eve talked here, if you want to take it in the language that's here which is written so it's hid from the eyes, wise and prudent… Eve, here, the way it's taught, that God was the One that she begotten this son by, and He's a Spirit, and He can't do it. See? Now, watch here. If you want to notice that. "I have gotten a—a man from the Lord." See? You can't make it sound any… But it's got to have its right interpretation. See? Yes, sir. No, sir. If that… Then the spirit… And we always follow the nature of our parent. You know that. Look at a baby, its nature. Well then, Adam was a son of God. Eve was a daughter of God. Right, the first thing of the creation of God which could not have one speck of—of evil anywhere about… Evil wasn't even known. Then why was Cain a liar, a murderer, and everything else? Where'd that come from? Just ask yourself that question. That was the serpent's seed. You see? Don't the Bible say so?