The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 10: The Seventh Seal 63-0324E (Continued)

Day 119


272  And Brother Fred in here tonight is a witness, and Brother Norman. As we went down, I almost persuaded that man to stay and get his game. Is that right, Brother Sothmann? Yeah, there he stands right there. I persuaded… but yet, He said, "He won't do it." I never said nothing, went on. Something setting by the side of the tent the day that… You remember, Brother Sothmann, that I, as soon as some things was being told that I put you and Brother Norman… Where's Brother Norman? Back there. Put them under oath that they wouldn't mention what was taking place. Is that right? Did I turn around and walk away from that tent, like that? Is that right? Because this is what it was, exactly what it was, and knowing that I couldn't say it till it happened to see if the people would understand it.
275  And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellation—three on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would've been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was flying eastward. You remember like that? And I said, "It picked me up, lifted me up." Do you remember that?
276  Here it is. The one with the Seventh Seal, the thing that I've wondered all my life. Amen. Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but, oh, you don't know what this has meant. For one time in life… I prayed; I cried out to God. I—I—I—after that Phoenix meeting, any of the people there with me know; I laid in the mountains. One morning I got up and went up in Sabino Canyon; it's great rugged high mountains. And I'd went up in there, and there was a little foot trail after you lead off—go on up into Lemmon Mountain which is a thirty mile walk, and there about thirty foot of snow up there.
278  So, up in the mountain, real early, before day, going up through this little foot trail, rolling rocks along, I felt led to turn this way. And I turned and went up into some great jagged rocks, oh, my, hundreds of feet high. And I knelt down between those rocks. I laid down this Bible and laid down this book, this little tablet. I said, "Lord God, what does this vision mean?" I'm—I'm—I'm… I said, "Lord, does it mean my dying?" (You remember I told you I thought it might mean my death, 'cause something exploded till it just shook me to pieces. You remember. How many knows—have heard it was? Why, sure, all of you.) And I thought it could mean my death. And then in the room, I said, "Was—what—what—what was it, Lord. What—what does it mean? Does it mean I'm going to die? If it is, all right; I won't tell my family. Just let me go on (See?), if my work's finished." And I said… Now, what was it? But He sent a witness back (You remember me telling you?) that it wasn't that, it was a furtherment of my work.
283  Oh, you get it. See? And setting up in Sabino Canyon… The heavenly Father knows this, just as true as you see that come to pass, those Angels come right down and a-vindicated every message to be the same. Then you know whether it comes from God or not. It was foretold you by a vision. I couldn't tell you until the service was over, 'cause I was forbidden to. In Sabino Canyon, sitting up there that morning, I had my hands up, and my… the wind had blowed my old black hat down. When I was standing there with my hands up, praying. I said, "Lord God, what does this mean? I can't understand it, Lord. What am I to do? If it's my going-home time, let me go up here's where they'll never find me. I don't want nobody to be mourning around if I'm going. I—I want just the family to think that I just took a walk, and they—they won't find me. Hide me away somewhere. If I'm going to go away, why, just let me go. Maybe Joseph will find my Bible laying here someday, and let him use It. See? If I'm going away, let me go, Lord."
285  And I had my hands out, and all at once something hit my hand. I don't know. I can't say. Did I go to sleep? I don't know. Did I go into a trance? I don't know. Was it a vision? I can't tell you. Only thing I can say is when I… Just the same thing like them Angels was. And it struck my hand, and I looked, and it was a sword, and it had pearl handles, real pretty; and had a guard over it with gold, and the blade looked like, something like a chrome, like silver, only it was real shiny. And it was so feather-edge sharp, Oh, my. And I thought, "Isn't that the prettiest thing?" just fit my hand. I thought, "That's awful pretty." But I said, "Hey, I'm always 'fraid of them things." A sword; and I thought, "What will I do with that?" And just then a voice shook down through there that rocked the rocks, said, "It's the Sword of the King." And then I come out of it. "The Sword of the King." Now, if it said, "a Sword of a King…" but it said, "The Sword of the King," and there's only one "the King," and that's God. And He has one Sword; that's His Word, what I live by. That, so help me, God; standing over His holy desk here, with this holy Word laying here! It's the Word! Amen!
289  Oh, what a day we're living in, what a great thing. See the mystery and secret? The third… Standing there, when this left me, something just come to me and said, "Don't fear." Now, I didn't hear no voice, like on the inside of me spoke. I have to just tell you the truth, just exactly what happened. Something hit and said, "Don't fear. This is that third pull." Third pull, you remember it? He said, "You've had so many impersonators on this, what you tried to explain." But said, "Don't even try this." Do you remember it? How many remembers that vision? Why, it's all over the tape and everywhere. That's been about six years ago—seven years ago: been seven years ago. Said, "Don't try to explain that." Said, "This is the third pull, but I'll meet you in there." That right? He said, "Don't try…"
291  I was standing with a—a little baby's shoe when He told me, there, "Make your first pull; and when you do, the fish will run after the lure." Said, "Then watch your second pull" said, "because there'll only be small fish." He said, "Then the third pull will get it." And all them ministers got around me, said, "Brother Branham, we know you can do it. Hallelujah, Brother Branham." (That's where I always get tied up—with a bunch of preachers. See? I love people; they want you to explain everything, this, that.)
293  And I said, "Well, oh, all…?…" I said, "I—I don't know." I said, "I've understand fishing." I—I said, "Now, the first thing you do… Here's the way it's done. You see all the fish around; you got to jerk the lure." (Well, that's exactly the tactics of fishing.) So I said, "Jerk the lure." Now, you see when I jerked the lure the first time, now the fish takes out after it, but they were little ones. That's just like they were catching. So then I—I said, "Then you'll—you'll set…" and I jerked it out on the bank and I had a fish, but it looked like a skin over the lure; it just—he was so little. And then I was standing there and something said, "I told you not to do that." And I started crying. All the line was tangled around me like this, and I had—was standing there crying with my head down like that. I said, "God, oh, I… Forgive me. I'm a stupid person. Lord, don't… Forgive me." And I had this line and that, what I had in my hand, was a little baby's shoe, about that long. And I had… That string was about as big around as my finger, about a half inch, like. And the eyelet in this shoe was just about the size of a—littler than one-sixteenth, probably, of an inch of the eyelet. And I was trying to lace this little shoe up with this great big inch cord. And a voice come, said, "You can't teach Pentecostal babies supernatural things." Said, "Now, let them alone."
299  And just then He picked me up. And He took me up and set me way up high to where a meeting was going on, looked like a tent or a cathedral of some sort. And I looked, and there was a little box-like, little place over in the side. And I seen that Light was talking to somebody above me, that Light that you see there on the picture. It whirled away from me, like that, and went over to that tent, and said, "I'll meet you there." And said, "This will be the third pull, and you won't tell it to nobody." And in Sabino Canyon, He said, "This is the third pull." And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language. But I was standing right there and looked right straight at it, and this is the third pull coming up. And the Holy Spirit of God… Oh, my. That's the reason all heaven was silent.
301  Now, I—I'd better stop right here. See? I just—I just feel checked not to say no more about it. See? So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason it was not opened (See?), the reason It did not reveal it, no one should know about it. And I want you to know before I even knowed any word about that, that vision come years ago. You remember that? And here it is just as this other has—slides right straight into the Word exactly where it was. And God knows my heart; I never one time thought of such a thing as that, and here it was. It's later than we think. Oh, my. Just shows it's from God, for (See?), it fits exactly in the promises of God from the end of the—the message. You notice. Notice now, for the end-of-time message, this Seal. After all, He—He's revealed all the six Seals, but it don't say nothing about the Seventh. And the end-time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely a total secret according to the Bible. Before knowing that… And remember, Revelations 10:1, 7 (1-7, chapter 10:1-7) at the end of the seventh angel's message, all the mysteries of God would be known. We're at the end time, the opening of the Seventh Seal.
305  Now, how did I know the other day, last Sunday, a week ago today, when I was preaching on "Be humble, be humble; remember God deals in little things." I didn't realize what it really was talking about, and now I see it. It is in such a humble way. You'd think that something like that would be revealed to the Vatican, or, but it comes just like John the Baptist. It comes like the birth of our Lord in a stable. Glory to God. So help me, the hour is at hand. We're here. Oh, my. Now, do you see it? The Truth of God's vision, the seven Angels, bringing me from the west. They were coming from the west, coming back east, bringing here for this message tonight. Oh, my.
307  Now, the voice of that great thunder and the mission that was brought here has been revealed that it—and proven that it was of God. Just think now. I knew not these Seals, and they been revealed this week. Did anybody think of that? Of those seven Angels, being This, being the message that was coming forth, them Angels bringing me back here for that? Remember, the seventh messenger was… The seven messengers was… The noted one to me, the seventh Angel, it seemed more to me than any. Now, see, they were standing like this (Now, we just want you to notice.), and I was standing here, and I was watching those other… See, one… First bunch of little birds, feathers all beat down. You remember them? And they all flew eastward. And the second bunch were brighter, bigger birds, looked like doves, pointed wings; they flew eastward: first pull, second pull. Then the next was Angels.
310  And as—I was standing right there, and this explosion left, and I was looking this way, towards the west, and they come and just picked me up in there, and I went plumb out of my knowing. And the one of them coming was the one that looked so strange to me, was the one on my, be to left where I entered the constellation at, but counting from the left to the right, it would've been the seventh Angel (See?), coming across. Now, remember the seven messengers. Do you remember the pyramid of white rock of Junior Jackson's dream that I interpreted to you? Notice, the night that I left… And I—there were six dreams came, and every one of them directly to the same thing. Then the vision started and sent me west. Is Junior… He was watching… Why, notice. Look how perfect. Now, I'm—I'm hoping and trusting that you people realize that I'm trying to put this grace on Jesus Christ, Who is the Author of all of it; and the only reason you never heard me talk like this before in your life… But this hour is approaching. See it?
313  Notice now, to make it sure to you, so it could be driven down… I'm fixing to leave you again. I don't know where I go. I must preach the Gospel other places. But now, that you might say, "I've heard all that kind of fanaticism." I don't know what. I can't judge any other man. I only have to answer to God for what I—for—for myself. But has there ever been one time I ever told you anything in the Name of the Lord it wasn't right in all these years? Nobody else can say so, because I always told it just the way He told it. Now, let me just show you that this is exactly true and confirm it. Now, remember, "If there be a spiritual… or a prophet, I, the Lord, will speak to him in visions and make known to him by dreams," interpreting dreams. Is that… Joseph, he could interpret dreams and speak and—and see visions. Is that true?
318  Now, notice this—that now, when this taken place, Junior was standing in a field that had a—had a big pyramid to it like that, and there was something wrote on the rocks, and I was revealing that to the people. Is that right, Junior? About a year before it happened… And notice the next thing now. I took some kind of a bar and cut it off, and on the inside was white rock that had nothing wrote on it. And at that time I started to the west. And I told them all; I said, "Don't go out west. Stay here and look on this till I return." Went west for the blast, returned back to the east with the Holy Spirit interpreting this unwritten Word. Now, if that isn't perfectly the God Almighty, I want you to know what is. What am I trying to say this for, friends? Is to show you we're at the end time.
320  Now, if them others is perfectly on the dot with the Word, so is this perfectly on the dot with the Word. We are here. We're at the end, friend. Soon it shall be time run out. Millions will lose their lives. Millions will be—that now believe that they are saved will be counted fodder for the atomic age. We are living at the last hour. By the grace of Almighty God, by His help, to His people that they might look forward to the soon appearing of Christ… "How long, Brother Branham?" Maybe twenty years, maybe in fifty years, maybe in a hundred years; I don't know. And maybe in the morning, maybe yet tonight; I don't know. And anybody that says they do know, they're wrong. See? They won't know. God only knows.
322  Now, notice. So help me, by God I tell the truth, that these are spiritually discerned to me (See?), discerned by the Holy Spirit. And by every one of them, has identified his place in the Bible. Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen. Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out. That's exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle. See? It's coming up close. So the thing for you to do is to remember that I speak to you in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don't know what time something can happen.
325  Now, when that gets on tape, which it is, that'll probably send ten thousand of my friends away from me, 'cause they're going to say that Brother Branham's trying to put himself and make himself a servant, or a prophet, or something before God. Let me tell you, my brethren, that is an error. I'm only telling you what I seen and what has been told to me, and now, you—now, you do whatever you want to. I don't know who's going to—what's going to take place. I do not know. I just know that those seven thunders holds that mystery, that heavens was quieted. (Everybody understand?) It may be time. It may be the hour now, that this great person that we're expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene. Maybe this ministry that I have tried to take people back to the Word has laid a foundation; and if it has, I'll be leaving you for good. There won't be two of us here the same time. See? If it is, he will increase, I'll decrease. I don't know. But I have been privileged by God to look and see what it was (See, see?), unfold to that much. Now, that is the truth.
329  And I'm sure that you've noticed the things that's been happening this week. I'm sure you noticed that little Collins' boy laying there dying the other night, that little leukemia girl. The Kingdom of God is coming. And it's becoming more from the negative to the positive as it has been. Now, that oughtn't to choke people. From justification to sanctification to the baptism of the Holy Ghost and then here—here. See? We're just drawing closer to God all the time. Can't you see, Methodist ministers, how that your message of sanctification was above that which Luther preached? You Pentecostals, can't you see your message of the baptism is beyond that which Methodists preached? You know what I mean? Oh, we've had a lot of things go forth, and that's right. And if there's anybody that despises wrong and people saying something that's actually lies and not the truth, I hate that; but I—I do love the solid truth. No matter how much it interrupts this way or that way, if it's Truth, God will finally show that it's Truth. And if He doesn't do that, one of these days soon, then my vision wasn't right. Now, you see where I just laid myself.
335  "When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know. But one of these days, if we never meet again on this earth, we're going to meet yonder at the—at the judgment seat of Christ. And you'll find out that in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest of them has), that them… One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written. So we're at the end time; we are here. I thank God for His Word; I thank Him for Jesus Christ. For without sending Him for the—the propitiation of our sins, we'd all be in a big muck of sin with no hope. But by His grace, His—His Blood cleanses all sin. Just like the drop of ink in a bucket of Clorox, you'd never find the ink again. When our sins are confessed, it's put in the Blood of Jesus Christ; they'll never be known again. God forgets them; they never was even done. And as long as that Sacrifice is laying there in an atonement for us, then that's all… That's it. See? We're not sinners no more; we're Christians by the grace of God.
338  And remember, in our own selves we'd probably be just as bad as we ever was, but see, the grace of God has appeared to us, and that's what's made us what we are today: Christian brothers and sisters. This has been a tremendous week for me. I'm tired; my mind is tired, because I—I have—was the best that I could do. And something strange going on every day… I would be amazed to walk in the room and be there for a few minutes and see something just turn me completely around. And here, I'd go in there and pick up the notes. I'd pick up books of Dr. Smith, Uriah Smith, and oh, all the writers in there, and read in—and read down in their books. I'd say, "Now, here's the Sixth Seal; here's the Fourth Seal. Now, what does this man say?" He'd say, "Well, it was this, that, or the other." I'd look over here and get another man. He'd say that it was such-and-such. And it looked like I just… It just didn't work right.
340  And then I thought, "Well, what is it, Lord?" And I walked up and down the floor awhile. I'd kneel down and pray, go back and pick up the Bible, set down, and read, walk back and forth. And then all of a sudden when I got quiet, here it just unfolded like that. Then I'd grab a pen right quick, and go to writing it down like that, whatever I was seeing and doing, watching it like that till I got it wrote down. Then I'd take the rest of the day and go down and chase this out and see if it tied all the way down through the Scriptures. Then it… "Prove all things." See? And I got this here, and I think, "Now, there's many people had visions. There's many been in revelations." If it's contrary to the Word, leave it alone. That's right; leave it alone.
344  Now, now, then I'd run this—ease it down like this. Run it down like… As I'd jot down little things here, I thought, "Well, now the class will be glad to hear this, 'cause it ties here and ties here. Now, let's see, what does this say here? Yes, it's… Yeah, here it is right here"; (See?) and bring it back through the Bible and tied the thing down through the week. There it is on tapes. You're welcome to them. And I have did it to the best of my knowledge under Christian fellowship, grace of God to all men by Jesus Christ. I've done the very best that I knowed how. You've been one of the finest classes. There's been nobody could've set any nicer. You all have come in here at one o'clock in the day, up till five o'clock to whenever they opened the church and brought the—let the people come in. You stood in the cold; you've stood in the snow; you've done everything, stood around the walls till your legs ached. I'd see the men set down and let the women set and different ones would stand and like that, setting around.