The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 101


138  Watch his seed all the way down. In that he become… Who does the world belong to? The devil. Who controls it now? The devil. Exactly right. The devil controls the world. He told Jesus, said, "See how pretty it is, and all the glory. I'll give it to you if you worship me." See? He is the controller of it. Now, he owns it. Now watch. His children are wise: devil's children. Or take Cain's children, if you want to, and bring it right down through the genealogies, and you'll find out that they were smart men, every one of them. But now, when he killed Abel, and God give him back Seth was the type of the righteous to redeem being dead and raise again. And from there…
140  Now watch, Not from the first seed of the natural, they died. (Now, you got your minds open? See?) The first seed of the natural seed, just ordinary good, it typed the modern church: Abel. In order to preserve that line coming down, that one died so another one could raise up (You see?), so it has to be rebirth again. You catch it? All right, just so you get it. See, see? There you are, the perfect type. So even the natural man born of—of Adam, his father, shows that natural trend won't work. The natural man don't perceive the things of God. So there was a man come natural and died in order to restore that again, and is represented in the death of—of—of Abel and to replace him by—by Seth.
142  And watch what kind of a people that was now, that spirit brought forth from him: humble, farmers, sheepherders. Watch what come from this wisdom of the world here: smart men, builders and with metals and all kinds of smart intelligence and things. Look where they wound up. They were down there, and God destroyed every one of them—every one of them, and saved the humble. Didn't Jesus say in Matthew 5, "the meek shall inherit the earth"? So then don't worry; they haven't got one foot to stand on. See, they don't believe that be Cain's son; but we have got a tape on that if you'd like to hear it explained in detail. See? No, sir.
144  And I seen they've got a piece of paper up there where that science has now going to prove that Eve never eat a apple; she had an apricot. (See?) I got the paper up there at home now (See?); it was an apricot. How—how far can people… That's a carnal mind? (See?); that actually Moses never crossed the water; he crossed through a sea of reeds, brought Israel across at the upper end of the Dead Sea. There's a bunch of reeds there, a whole sea of reeds that just where the water's been at one time—went down. And Moses took a short cut and went around that way. And the orthodox churches accepted it. You seen that. The orthodox churches accepted it that that was so. Oh, man, can't you see that seed of the serpent, that antichrist, the whole thing laying right there? Sure. Yes, sir.
145  Brother Branham, please pray for my little… (Well, that's a prayer request, I see.)… pray for my little grandson, very ill with the flu. He is in the Riverview Hotel. Lord Jesus, this poor person here never wrote that just in vain. She seen You just deliberately remove even rheumatic fever from a little boy the other night. She knows that You're the great God, and we offer our prayers for that little boy, in the Name of Jesus Christ may he be healed. Amen. When somebody writes anything, it's not in vain. They—they—they got a… No matter how simple it sounds to us, and how much, how it is, but—but there's something behind it. You see? That lady… that little boy… something.
148  10. Is the Elijah who comes to preach to the Jews the real man who lived on the earth, or will he be the spirit of Elijah in some other man? (Now, that's, I—I'm afraid to say. I don't know. See? Let me read that again.) Is the Elijah who comes to preach to the Jews (oh, yes) the real man who lived on earth, or will he be a spirit of Elijah in some other man? Now, if I could answer that correctly, I could tell you about Enoch (See?), but I—I can't do it. You see? Only thing I know is just the Scripture said it, what it will be. And now, it might be that the… Now, I'm kindly inclined… (Now let me say it this way, and I hope the tapes, the brethren on the tapes, will understand this). I'm inclined to believe that it will be anointed men of their spirit; because (See?), he says, "Does not (on Elisha)… does not the spirit of Elijah rest on Elisha? See? The spirit of Elijah… And he done just like Elijah did (See?), so I… But I can't say that's true. I—I don't know. See? I'm honest with you; I don't know.
149  11. Brother Branham, would you please answer this one for me about baptism: Matthew 28:19 teaches the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and Peter in Acts 2:38, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. When was this change come about in Acts of the Apostles? Now, I believe in the Lord Jesus. Well, brother or sister, ever who wrote it, there—there was no change come about. See? But Peter done exactly what Jesus said do. Now, if somebody come and say, "Use the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"; they did what Peter said not do, but what God said not do. See? Now, Jesus said that it… We'll just—just take a little bit, where, I want to just to show you something here. Notice.
150  Now notice, if you're here (the person)… I'm going to put three pieces of material here. Now look, this is the Father, this is the Son, this is the Holy Ghost as trinitarian people believe them, believe that they are three separate individuals. They believe that. See? Well then, now let me… And then in Matthew 28:19, Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He…" (No, I beg your pardon; I'm quoting Acts now, or and Acts 2, I believe—no, Luke 24:49 I'm quoting.) He said… Let me read it, then I've got it (See?) and then… 'Cause the other day I said that when it didn't, I want to be sure I get this right. I—I know the title of what you're saying there, but I want to get just what He said. Let's begin at the 16th verse of the 29th. Then as the eleven set at meat… or the… Then the eleven… went away into the Galilee, into the mount where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power in heavens and in earth is given unto… All powers is given unto me in heavens and in earth. Now, where's the power of God? Where's God at? If all the power out of heaven and all the powers in earth has been given, now where's God at? There He is. See, that's what's talking to you. See? All right. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
153  Now, the trinitarian sphere of that. "I baptize you in the Name of the Father, in the Name of the Son, and in the Name of the Holy Ghost." That's not even in holy Writ. See? He said, "Baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of… Not in the… They put a Name before each one—one Name. (Watch here.) Didn't say, "Baptize them in the names; N-a-m-e, one name: in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. See? Now, I want to ask you. Is Father a name? [Congregation answers "No."—Ed.] Is Son a name? [Congregation answers "No."—Ed.] How many fathers is here? Which one of you's named "Father"? How many sons are here? How many humans are here? See? Well, which one of you is named "Father, Son, or human?" See?
155  Like a woman said one time, she said, "Brother Branham, the Holy Ghost is a name; It's a person." I said, "Yes, sir. I am a person, but my name's not Person." I am a person. See? My name's William Branham, but I am a person. The Holy Ghost is a Person; that's what it is. It's not a name; it's a title of the Person of God. See? It's a title to the personality of God, what He is. Now, now, if He said: "Go ye therefore, teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, of the Holy Ghost," not in the name of the Father, name of the Son, name of the Holy Ghost, or, not in the names of the Father, and of the Son, the Holy Ghost; but in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. And if Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is no name, then what about it? Say, if "Its name." Which one of… You want to call one of them a name, which name is it? If you want to call the title a name, then which name, which title is it you want to baptize—the Father or the Son? It's singular. See it?
159  Now, we turn over here in… And that's the last book of Matthew. Like if I always explained it… If you read a love story, and said, "John and Mary lived happy ever after." See, it's because you never—you don't know who John and Mary is? Go back to the first of your story. Find out who John and Mary is. See? Now, that's what you're doing here in Matthew. You're only reading the last part of it. Go back to the first of Matthew and read what the story is—that's the last chapter of Matthew and the last verses. Like you picked up a book and say, "John and Mary lived happy ever after. That was John Jones and—and Mary So-and-so. That was… No, that was John… That was John Henry and that was So-and-so. This is John Somebody and—and So-and-so." Now, you don't know yet. You see? The only thing to do to be sure is go back in the book and read it. See? You can't pick up a piece here. You got to put the whole thing together to make the picture.
162  Now, go back to Matthew the 1st chapter, and it goes and gives the genealogies, coming down, 1st chapter; then it gets down to the 18th verse that says: Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:… (Is that right?) Now, I want to ask you something. Now, listen again; you—you call it. Who's this? God the [Congregation replies, "Father"—Ed.], God the [Congregation replies, "Son"—Ed.], God the [Congregation replies, "Holy Ghost"—Ed.] Now which one is this? [Congregation replies, "Father"—Ed.] Which one is this? [Congregation replies, "Holy Ghost"—Ed.] Which one is this? [Congregation replies "Son"—Ed.] Son. All right. Now, we got it. Now what did you say this was? God the Who? [Congregation replies, "Holy Ghost"—Ed.] Holy Ghost, all right. Now, all right. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When… his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with a child of the… [Congregation replies, "Holy Ghost."—Ed.]