The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 107


291  Now, Castro, the only sensible thing that he ever done, was when he counterfeited the currency and paid off the notes, the bonds and burnt them and—and changed the currency. That's the only thing he could do. And there's only one thing left for this United States to do. Now, remember, this is William Branham (See?), speaking. This is my idea. It's only presuming. Just looking at it in the natural standpoint, which may be a million miles off, I do believe that right there in that money… The love of money is the root of all evil. And I believe that right along in there will start the ball a-rolling. Now, the Catholic church back there from charging for mass and so forth, holds the wealth of the world. You remember, the Bible said she was rich, and how she was. And remember, not only just on one nation, she's rich on every nation there is under heaven. She reaches out. She has the money. Now, what they don't have, Wall Street has which is controlled by the Jews.
293  Now, and you remember he got the money. When Jacob returned, last night we find out, and become Israel, he really had the money, but his money wouldn't buy him nothing (See?) to Esau. Esau had it too, see both anti and—and the one… See, just as perfectly. Now, watch here. I said they might want to consolidate together on the money, and the—and the Roman power take the Jewish power in—of money, breaking the covenant. That might not be so. See, I know they'll break it, but I—I don't know what reason, 'cause it's not revealed to me about what they'll do. But look. Now, if today… Now, what if today, the only thing that we can do would be to do… If we're drawing taxes, if that statement is right, off of the currency off of the tax money of forty years from now… You see, our gold is… We've done spent it. We're broke. We don't have any money; and we're only living off of a past reputation.
296  That's what the church is doing today: the church, not the Bride. The church is living off of a past reputation it got back yonder under the ministry of the Lion time. "We are the church, we are the mother church; we started…" That's right. See? It's living off a reputation. Methodist is living off of their reputation. Baptist is living off of their reputation, and Pentecost is living off of theirs, "Glory to God. A long time ago when the saints used to dance in the Spirit, and how they'd, the Lord done this and that." That—that's something past. We've all got big now, brother. Oh, my (See?), all past reputations…
298  This nation is living—living off of a past reputation of what the forefathers was (See?), and that's the reason we think we'll be saved. God never respected Israel on what they was, what they had been; what they was then. Notice, but now, here's what I think, what I, I think will take place: (Now, it may not be so.) I believe the time will come when we're forced to make the issue. And when it will be, that instead of us changing the currency… What would that do to the Philip Morris? What would that do to the—the whiskey companies? What would that do to the steel industry? What would that do to all the commerce? What would that… It would break them. They'd be broke. But if we can borrow that money… See how smart he is? Then the nation sells out to the church and then church and state is united again, and there she comes. See? That's it. Notice. All right. Now, in—in this…
301  30. If one is in an association organization by our government and can speak the dictates of his own heart, or in the last days truth, will he be termed as one of the harlots? Hm. If one in the association organization is… Well, see the association organization… The—the organization is given rights by the government to speak. See? That don't have anything to do with his heart. See? Now, if he is a real believer and born of the Spirit of God, sometime or other he's going to be checked. See? It can't be so plain and then him not see it.
302  Now, I want you to… See, you want to remember this, friends, that God… God never does, or has at any time, as I can remember (See?), but what… Look, Jesus was the—was the keynote of all of it, because He was God, Emmanuel made flesh. Now, look at this—this Fellow, Jesus. When… Did you know when He came on earth, there wasn't, I guess, one tenth of the world knowed He was here? Do you know when that forerunner come, when all the mountains and things would take place, there wasn't one hundredth of the population of Israel, I guess, ever knowed it? Isn't that strange? Why, there were Jews and things and people all over the world.
304  Now, remember Jesus came to be a witness as a Saviour of the world. Is that right? Why, there was just people after people after people after races after people that never even knowed nothing about it, went right on just like the world knowed nothing about it, but all the time, that was going on in the world. See? Why didn't He let them know? He came and the ones that was predestinated to Eternal Life was the ones that received Him. It'd been no good to say anything to the rest of them, because He could not have redeemed them, because they wasn't even redeemable. Why was it when those priests stood there… when He had to come to that spot because the predestinated was plotted out in there, all around; so He had to preach to them as a group. And the great scholars that should've known Him, said, "This man is Beelzebub. We'll not have this man rule over us," and so forth. See? "We'll not do it." But a little old prostitute, with a Life in her, predestinated to Eternal Life and her name is immortally in the Word of God here, walked up there, and the first time the Light struck that little seed, quickly she knowed it.
307  Look at that old fisherman, come by there; here He stood there doing signs and wonders and—and telling different people the secrets of their heart and revealing Himself. And my, there was Pharisees standing there, and said, "This man is Beelzebub." They had to answer to their congregation. All of them standing around, "Dr. Jones, will you go down and listen to this man? He—He seems like He knows what He's talking about. He don't talk like ordinary man." "I will hear Him." Walked down there to see who… God—God could never get to him. And there he stood down there, he said… they said, "Now, looky there. Looky there. There comes a man… Now, there's one of His disciples. There comes a man up… Now, now, that guy's name… That's Andrew. You remember? Oh, you remember the old—the old fishermens down here, that's them. Yeah, there's—there's Simon, his brother (See?), and that's—that's old Jonas' kids. Now, there they… Look, he's—he's bringing somebody up to Him. Who is it? Yeah. See what He will do now. He's—he's the next up there." And he walks up and He says to him, "Your name is Simon, and you are the son of Jonas."
310  "This man is Beelzebub. See, he's got some kind of a spirit on him. He's a odd fellow (See?), spirit on… Don't you all listen to nothing like that. See? Keep away from there. I wouldn't attend any more of these meetings at all. See? Just as soon as this thing is over we'll get out of here. We'll never get—wait around here again." See? Why? Now, that's what he thought, and yet was supposed to be the one. Look, the very ones that He come to was the ones who crucified Him. See? But there was a little prostitute that everybody'd kicked out. I'm not endorsing prostitution (no, indeedy.), but I'm just showing you the predestinated seed.
312  Look at this guy, here, this old fisherman—could not even… The Bible said he was unlearned. Is that right? Not only that, but he was ignorant. Now, is that right or wrong? Oh, if we could just get ignorant to a lot of these things that we think we know. See? All right. See, he was both ignorant and unlearned. And then he walked up there in the Presence of the Lord Jesus, and He told him who he was, right then that settled it. Now, what's this other fellow's argument against that: "Well look, he believed it. Look who it is. Know who that is. That man never… Why, he—why, he's a fisherman. Why he don't know his abc's. I bought fish from him, he couldn't even sign me a receipt. That… See, that's the kind of stuff… That's the kind of people that listens to something like that." (Thank the Lord. Amen. See?) "Why, why, he don't… Look at his daddy. He was ignorant, and he didn't even send him to school"; but that's the one He sent to school, taught the way He wanted it done.
314  Now, I'm not supporting not going to school now (I hope you understand) but there's just a type (See?), what you get in that. That's the kind… The reason it goes over the top of them… And you know what? Not one… I'd say not one-third of all the Jews in the land ever knowed anything about Him coming, and—and then one—one-fifth of the one-third listened to Him, and then one-hundredth of the one-fifth received it. You know how many He had. He had twelve standing at the cross, out of the whole bunch. Where's the rest of them? See? The seventy went away.
316  Now, while He was healing the sick, and just going down not saying nothing about His doctrine… He just went ahead healing the sick and everything… Oh, my. That's God's Spirit on Him, do you believe that? When He was healing the sick, wonderful, "That's a great Rabbi. Say, hey, brethren, you ought to have Him in your church. Boy, you talk about power, that guy can really heal the sick. You ought to… He's got a gift of healing." Well, of course, they're going to have some impersonations then (here they come along) 'cause each group's got to have his own man. Here He come. And then the first thing you know, one day He set down. "Oh, sure, Rabbi, we'll go with you."
318  "All right, set down. Let's go." All right, He sent out the seventy and so forth. Then one day after a great miracle was done He set down and begin to tell them the Word. See? At the beginning of the sounding of the… All right. He begin to tell them the Word, the Truth… They said, "Ahhh, now wait a minute; I don't know about this. It's contrary to their doctrines." Said, "Well, I know we left the synagogue and everything like that, but maybe we—we was wrong, brethren. We'd better go back, 'cause that man talks in riddles. He's kind of an odd fellow. I can't understand that." See? What was it? The seed wasn't predestinated from the start. Then the first thing you know, He had a little ministerial group and talked to the ministers. They said, "Aw, hm, we'd better go back too—and go back and get in the organization and take up our papers again (You see?), 'cause this guy… Why, who can understand a man like that. He says this here and says this over here." Ah, them others didn't understand it like that.