The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 109

345  39. Brother Branham, the 19th chapter of—and the 18th verse: "Yet have I kept me seven thousand of Israel—seven thousand in Israel all hadn't bowed their—bowed to Baalim, and every mouth—or—or beared the…?… every which has not kissed him—mouth who's not kissed him." Please explain this for me about the—about the seven hundred. It was seven thousand. See? And that's kissing Baali. Don't you know… How many here was formerly Catholic? Sure, see? You kiss images. See? And remember, in the time of Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar when the Gentile kingdom was issued in (See?), when the Gentile kingdom issued in, it come in by the worship of a man.
346  Nebuchadnezzar made a statue of a man. And if you've got a spiritual mind… (Now, listen to this revelation). That spirit, that man that he made a revelation of—or he made an image of by his revelation was Daniel—a religious man being worshipped (See it?), because he named him Belzar, wasn't? Or Belteshazzar, which was the name of his god. And he made a image of that god, which was the image of Daniel, and Daniel refused to bow to his own image. See, see? And here it is again. See? Now watch. The Gentile kingdom was issued in in the days of Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar, a Gentile king, putting church and state together by taking a holy im—a image of a holy man and forcing worship to it. The Gentile kingdom ends in the feet with a handwriting on the wall by a political power that's united church and state together to force kissing images again (You see?), same thing: image of a holy man. Sure.
347  40. Brother Branham, when this rapture takes place… When the rapture takes place, will the young children that do not know right from wrong go in the rapture? If their names are on the Book. Yes. That's right. See? All right.
348  41. Brother Branham, you said last night that the—there were seven hundred people to be saved—would be saved under Elijah's preaching. You meant seven thou… Yeah, that's right. Please forgive me for that. That's all right (See?); I did it.
349  42. Brother Branham, will you interpret of… After you open… Brother Branham, will the (d-e-s-p-e-…) dispensation (it is, pardon me)—will the dispen—(Now, it's not you; it's me. See?)—will the dispensation of grace be over after you open the Seven Seals? I hope not. No, no, friends, don't get that in your mind now. See? You just go right on. Dig the potatoes, and go to church, and right on. If it takes place in the morning, you be found doing just exactly what you're supposed to be doing. Don't—don't start… See, when you do, you twist the very thing away from the—the purpose that it's intended for. You get little peculiar thoughts, and you get own ideas about things. Don't take your own idea. Just when you set and listen to things like that, say, "Thank You, Lord. I'm just going to walk a little closer to You." See, see? I'm going to walk… Don't quit work and say, "I'll sell out everything."
351  A man running up here the other day from North Carolina, just before we left, he said, "Glory to God. Can you tell me where some great somebody was?" And I said, "No." "Oh, yes, sir," said, "this guy's got the…" Said, "This guy is the president of the Auto Mission." I said, "The what?" He said, "Auto Mission." I said, "I don't understand." And he said, "Oh," said, "this guy's the president." I said, "What'd you say his name was?" He said, "Branham, I believe, something like that, Brown or Branham." I said, "Well, my name is Branham." He said, "Are you the president of the Auto Mission?" I said, "No, sir." He said, "Well, where's the Millennium at?" I said, "I don't know." He said, "Why, you're a… You—you mean it—it—it—it—it's going on right here and you don't know it?" And I said, "No, sir, I don't." And he said, "Well, glory to God," said, "I got some—some friends that come, told me," and said, "I quit work;" still had his work clothes on. Said, "Brother, I want the Millennium." And I said, "Well, I—I believe you're just a little bit confused, aren't you, brother? About that time a car drove up, a taxi cab. She said, "Hold it, hold it, hold it." A little woman come up there, she said, "Now, you're going to pray for my husband." I said, "Yes, ma'am, what—what about it?" She said, "Well, I understand you have to wait a month on an interview (See?), to get prayed for." And I said, "What?" And she said, "Yes, sir," said, "but I'm desperate. You got to pray for my husband." I said, "Sure, where is he at? Bring him on." This guy standing, looking on, said, "Do you pray for the sick too?" I said, "Yes, sir." Said, "What did… You say your name was, Branham?" I said,… "And you don't know nothing about the Millennium?" I said, "Well, I—I… No, I don't." I said, "I—I don't understand it just right in the Bible." He said, "No, it's right now. People's come from everywhere." I said, "Where's it at?" He said, "Jeffersonville, Indiana, right under the bridge." I said, "Sir, you've got me bested." And I said, "I don't know nothing about it." I said, "Let's go in and set down. Maybe we can talk this thing over." We did. See? Don't—don't… You see, friends, don't you never desire a ministry. (You know what I mean. See?) You be happy you're just where you are. You—you just go right on.
366  43. After the rapture of the Bride, when does the church that had to go through the tribulation period stand judgment? (It don't stand judgment.) Is it before or after the Millennium? (For the church… Oh, I beg your pardon; pardon me ever who wrote this.) When does the church that… After the rapture of the Bride, when does the church that had to go through the tribulation period stand at the judgment? Is it after or before? After. The rest of the dead live not for a thousand years that didn't go with the Bride. Let's see.
367  44. You have said many times that communism was raised up by God to serve His purpose, as King Nebuchadnezzar. Now where did the—communism fit into the picture that will—it finally—will finally do? How does it wind up? Many scholars believe that in the kingdom of the north, Gog and Magog mentioned in the Scriptures, goes down against Israel in the—in the… (I can't make out just what that is. Yeah. Yeah.) I believe of the—some of the tapes taken, said you said it would finally drop—that—that communism would finally destroy Catholicism or the Vatican by an explosion. Is this right? Yes. Revelations 16, you find it, and Revelations 18:8 and 12. If the person is here and wants to take this piece of paper on that, you can look it right up. Yeah. See? "Alas, alas, that great city… for in one hour she has come to her end." You see? The merchants and everything here that brought her merchandise… It will be. That's right. And don't… Just quit… Just forget about communism. See? It's nothing in the world but a bunch of—of people that's nothing but barbarians that's—that's ungodly. It's a system… Let me show you something—just to show you how simple it is. Why, there's only one percent of all Russia that's communism. They need a messenger. See? One percent… Then ninety-nine percent of them are still on the Christian side. One percent, now, how can one percent control ninety-nine percent? That ought to explain it to you right there. If God didn't permit it, why—why, they'd be thrown out long ago. See, sure.
369  45. Brother Branham, you said that Rome would take the government of the Jews at the last three and a half years. That is going… The—the first three and one-half years of the tribulation or will it be the last three and a half years? Is this correct? It will be the last three and one-half years (That's right.), not the first, 'cause it's already passed. (Got one more after this one.)
370  46. My dear brother, will the Malachi 4:5 Elijah go to the wilderness as First Kings 17 tells us the other Elijah did? Well, I wouldn't exactly say that he would—that he would go to the wilderness, but he'd be this (You see?): He was Elisha and Elijah… Did you notice, most of men like that are men who are away; they—they keep away from the people. They're very odd. They don't associate too much with people. You notice how Elisha was, and Elijah, and John the Baptist, and that nature of that spirit. See? And they don't… He—he… I believe the man be a lover of the wilderness and maybe stay in the wilderness, but now just to say he's going to be a hermit and live in the wilderness, I don't know about that. Sometimes they did. Elisha didn't, but Elijah did. And then, John, he—he lived in the wilderness.
372  And hard tell, these other prophets, when they come out of Judaea there, I don't know where they'll stay. They may camp out on the hill somewhere, or… But what they'll do in the days of their prophecy, I—I don't know what they will do, but you… What I'm trying to say is this: Were—they—they will they a—will they be a—um—a… They're trying to ask: "Will they just be wilderness dwellers?" Why, they'd have to go to northern British Columbia to get enough wilderness to dwell in now, somewhere. You see? So it'll be someone… The wilderness is all cut down (See?); there's not much wilderness left. See? So the only thing, they—they might be a lover of the wilderness (See?) and stay, maybe, a lot in the wilderness, and they'll be—have… You can notice the nature of them is that uncompromising (See?), and you—you'll know it when it comes. (See?) You'll see it, if you're—if you're wide awake.
374  Now, here's one, I don't know how to touch it. And I got another one just before this one, and then I'm going to ask them to snap the tape just a minute. 47. If God is one personality, why, or how could He talk to Himself on Mount Transfiguration? Well, I've just explained that. You see, see? I'd like to ask you this. I'm going to… When Jesus prayed to the Father. You see? I believe you have the baptism of the Holy Ghost, don't you, brother? Why don't you stand up just a minute? You claim to have the baptism of the Holy Ghost? [The brother says, "Yes, sir."—Ed.] I do too. Then what is that? Then I don't claim that I'm have the—I have the powers within myself to unfold these mysteries. I don't have the power to heal the sick. It's God. I believe you're a minister. If I'm not mistaken, you're from Arkansas. All right. Now, and in you you have—is—is to preach the Gospel. Ordinarily you was raised on a farm and around like that. You just don't know nothing about it. But something come into you to preach the Gospel. You don't claim that to be yourself at all. That's another person, called the Holy Ghost. Is that right? Okay.