The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 6: The Fourth Seal 63-0321 (Continued)

Day 33

164  Now, let's turn, Revelations 12. Let's just read this just a little bit 'cause we—we'll have time to do it. And let's read Revelations the—the 12th chapter and the 13th verse. And the same hour there was a great earthquake… (No, I got the—I got the wrong place, the 13th) And when the dragon saw that he was cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
165  Now, you see, he was cast out of the earth and becomes incarnate. As the antichrist spirit become incarnate into a man, that man changes from one thing to another, from an antichrist spirit to a false prophet, and then the beast comes into him. Just exactly like the church grows. His church went from—from antichrist to false prophet, and in the great age to come the beast that is to rise up, so the church comes the same way, through justification, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost as Christ being in the people, just exactly. And he's got the antitype of it over there, the (See?), the type of it, rather. There he is just exactly. That's him: kicked out of heaven.
167  Now, we find out in Revelation 13:1-8… And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up… (Now, here's twelve, where he was kicked out. Now, watch.)… saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet… (Oh, if we just had time now, we'd take the rest of the night right on them symbols there and show, bring it right straight to him again. Any… Most all of you know that from other lessons.)… were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth… the mouth of a lion: and the dragon give him his power,… seat, and… authority. (Ha. Incarnate Satan. See?) I saw one of his heads as it… wounded to death;…
171  And on down, it goes if you want to… When you get the chance to read on down. No, let's—let's read just a little bit. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. You just watch. Don't you never watch Communism. It's nothing but a tool playing in the hands of God to help you someday to get… revenge the blood, as we'll get tomorrow night. See? And they worshipped the dragon… (Who was the dragon? Satan. That right? The red dragon… All right.)… which gave power unto the beast:… (Where he get his power. See?)… and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who's able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things of blasphemy; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,… (There you are. See? Oh, on a…)… to blaspheme his name,… (give him a title)… his tabernacle… (which is the Holy Spirit's dwelling place, to make it a place in Rome, a Vatican city; you can just go on down)… and them that dwell in heaven. (blasphemed them by saying they were intercessors)
175  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints… (And he did.)… and to overcome them:… (He did: burned them to the stake, fed them to the lions, and killed them any way he could.)… and power was given him over all kindreds,… tongues, and nations. It never did become that way in Rome until pagan Rome was converted into papal Rome and the Catholic power spread the world; made the universal Catholic church. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book… ("Touch not My oil and wine." See?)… And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and… faith of the saints.
179  Now, we had him coming last night with his great sword to kill. We find out that he gets killed with the Sword too, the sword of the Word. God's Word, sharp, two-edged sword slays him, puts him right down. Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory. He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say is going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen. God always… It's His Word, but He always uses man to work it. God could call for them flies down in Egypt, but He said, "Moses, that's your job. I'll just tell you what to do, and you go do it." He fully done that. See? He—He could've chosen the sun to call them; He could have caused the moon to call it or the wind to call it, but He—He said, "Moses…" That—that… He chooses men. All right.
182  Now, we find out here that this Satan, after being kicked out of heaven, incarnates himself in the beast, and now he is a beast. Antichrist, false prophet, and now beast and given the name of death, and hell follows him: fully Satan on his throne… Oh, my. On the earth—he's Satan representative on the earth; that he now is head of the kingdoms of the world, the very same kingdoms that he offered to the Lord Jesus in Matthew 4, Satan now becomes a full king. Now, this happens later on. He's false prophet now. He will become beast after while when he breaks his covenant there with the Jews. You know how we been through… All right.
183  Notice now, he will be given a heart of a beast at that time, and Satan will incarnate himself, because when the Church goes up, Satan's cast out. See? It's done then. All of his accusing is done. See? Now, as long… Look, as long as the Intercessor is still on the throne, Satan can stand there and accuse, because he is the attorney of the other side. He's the opponent of Christ. And Christ is… He's standing there… The—the—the opponent is standing there saying, "But wait, Adam fell. Adam done this. I conquered him. I got his wife to believe a lie, and You said she'd be damned by it. I got it." But here's the Mediator standing there (Amen.), the Kinsman Redeemer (Amen.) standing there with the Blood that can take the vilest sinner's heart and change it. A Mediator is on the throne. Yes, sir. Satan said, "But they are guilty." Jesus said, "They're not."
186  That Clorox was invented or manufactured to take stain, take the coloring out of ink or any other stain—they got it. It'll break it up till you never will find it again. It goes back to gases and all the way back to cosmic light and it'll past molecules and everything else till it turns back to the original where it come from. It's a creation—it had—a creation had to come from a Creator. But all the chemicals that was manufactured and put together, they're broke up and that's just all there is to it, there's no more of it. Even the very—the very water substance it is, blends with the Clorox which is ashes. Amen. Glory to God, it's all clean. That's what the Blood of Jesus Christ does to the true child of God. When he confesses that sin and stands there justified in His… Mercy, goodness… Even it's so great till God said, "I can't even remember it any more, and he's absolutely My son." "Verily, I say unto you, if you say to this mountain be moved and don't doubt in your heart but believe in what you said, it shall come to pass; you can have that what you have said." You are a redeemed son. Amen. I know that's true.
189  I seen squirrels to appear yonder on six different times that I know… and not the one that would be setting here. Just as He can create squirrels the same as He can create flies or frogs or anything else. He's God, the Creator. That's right. And when… no mortal being, but when that sin of that mortal is confessed and dropped into that Clorox of the bleach of Jesus Christ, that bleaches all sin, he's purely unadulterated without sin, without fault. He that's borned of God doth not commit sin, for he cannot sin. The Bleach stands between him and God. How could it ever get there when It breaks it up and sends it right back to the one who perverted it. Amen. Whew, I feel religious. I—I tell you, I'm get stimulations now as this begins to reveal.
192  Notice, fully Satan on his throne (Yes, sir.) offered it to God, offered it to our Lord. Here he is setting here with this beastly heart in him. Now, here is the person, the beast, the incarnate devil. He makes his appearing here on earth under the false pretense (Oh, my goodness.)—under the false pretense of the true Word, he associates himself with the Word. He did just the same thing that his—his type did, which was Judas, two thousand years ago. What did he do? Judas came in as a believer, being a devil from the beginning. He was born the son of perdition. He pulled nothing over on Jesus, 'cause He knowed him from the very beginning (Amen.) for He was the Word.
194  All right. And remember, Judas took the place as treasurer and fell by money. So does the church of this day. The Catholic church (as we noticed last night) charging for novenas, charging them for prayers, and charging them for everything. It's almost same—fell the same thing to the daughters of the Catholic church, which the Protestants… The whole thing's wrapped up in money. There's where Judas fell, and here's where he fell, and there's where the Protestants fall. Watch… Rides a pale horse as he appears on his ride, this last ride. He's on his last now. Now, that is not in our day. That will be on down. It's the Seal foretold. 'Cause, see, the Church has done gone up when this happens.
195  When Christ appears here on earth, as—as this fellow appears and becomes completely, completely the devil… From antichrist all the way down to false prophet, then into the beast, the devil himself, and he's riding on a pale horse, colored all up and mixed with all kinds of colors to make him pale and deathly. But when our Lord appears here on earth, He will be riding on a snow white horse, and He will be completely, fully, the Emmanuel, the Word of God incarnate in a man. You can see how much difference there is in them. That's the difference though.
197  Notice, the antichrist was on a pale horse, mixed color. A horse is a beast that represents a power. His power is all mixed up. Why? It's politics; it's—it's national powers; it's religious powers; it's demon powers; it's all kinds of powers mixed together, a mixed pale horse was. He's got all kinds of powers. But when Jesus comes, it's on a one solid colored horse—the Word. Amen. This one mixes its colors of red, white, black. Three colors in one—represented in one, and three powers represented in one: a white horse, a black horse, red horse, and three crowns in one. See? Sure.
200  I seen the crown myself—stood, oh, that close and looked at it. Wouldn't let me get to it on account of the glass. So there it was, a big lock on it, setting in a case, triple crown; so I know it's the truth. So there he was—triple crown. Vicar of heaven, purgatory, and earth. Three powers united together, see, all mixed up in a color, pale. Death spoke in a whole thing. Political, and—and religious, and—and demon powers mixed together. Politics, he is the king of politics; Satan is. Smart? Whew. Sure, don't try to outwit him; just trust the Lord. As I've all—went through it before, all smart, educations, and things like that come from the wrong side. Just follow it through the Scripture; find out that's right. Follow Cain's children and see what they become. Then follow Seth's children, see what they were.
203  Not that I'm supporting ignorance, not at all, no, sir, but you take any persons hardly of the Bible, very seldom… And he… There's one named Paul that was a smart man, and he said that he had to forget everything he knowed in order to know Christ. He said, "I never come to you with enticing words of wisdom of men, but I come to you in the power of the resurrection of Christ." That's right, power of the Holy Ghost… Look at the others. Some of them didn't even know right or left hand, and—and all… Look down through the age of the prophets and where they come from and so forth. See what I mean? See, it's a smart, intellectual, and wisdom; wisdom is exactly the very thing that takes you away from God.
206  He had three powers or three—three jurisdictions: the earth, heaven and purgatory. He is himself a trinity. That's what he's made up of, and he rides in a trinity. His power's in a trinity. His crown's in a trinity. His horse is in a trinity. That what he is? A trinity, a power of trinity, a crown of trinity, a horse riding of trinity (That's of offices.) a four again (See?), a four again. All right, three stages of his ministry makes him one person, Satan incarnate, three stages of the mini… Antichrist, false prophet, and beast, them three typing… See, now there's three types, now, that makes him. God—or God makes Himself known too, in water, blood, spirit. Makes a Christian a son of God by the Word of God. See?. And these three powers makes him a devil. See? Oh, this here is water, blood, and spirit which is of God. And that's pol—politics, religion, and demon power mixed together makes him the devil. Christ's first coming, a mortal. He comes three times. Christ is in three. See? Watch how he comes, he's a four.
210  Watch Christ. First coming, He come a mortal to bleed and die. Is that right? That's His first coming. The second coming is the rapture. We meet Him in the skies, immortal. His third coming, He's the incarnate God (Amen. Yeah.), God Emmanuel to reign on earth. That's right. Only three… Fourth stage of the rider… Watch. The fourth stage of this rider is called death. Death means eternal separation from God. That's what death means: to be eternal separated from God. Now, if we place this fellow out, class… If we have showed by the Bible who that fellow is… And we even took the hills, the place and everywhere just exactly in detail right on down. And now, he's called by the eagle, death. That's what He calls him.
213  Remember, here… See, death is eternal separation. Remember, saints don't die. They sleep, not die. "He that heareth My words and believeth on Him that sent Me has Eternal Life." That's right. "Shall not come into the judgment but's passed from death unto Life. I am the resurrection, and life," said Jesus; "he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die…" Lazarus' dead? "He sleepeth." "Fear not, the girl's not dead, but sleepeth." They laughed Him to scorn. Is that right? Oh, my. See, saints don't die. Separation from God is death, eternal death, and this fellow is called death. So keep away from him.
215  What is he? An organiz—organizational system, the first, number one church, organized. And when he took the—the understanding of Constantine at the Nicaea Council… We brought them women, last night, and showed how that Eve, the first bride, before her husband ever got to her, she fell by disbelieving God's Word in Eden. The spiritual Bride that was borned on the day of Pentecost of Christ, before He could get to her, what happened? She fell at Rome, What? Forfeited her virtue of the Word for dogma. Amen. Oh, my. I—I feel stimulation coming again on me. To think that, that's… I don't mean to act crazy. I don't mean that, but I just… You don't realize what that does to me. I've been setting in this for four days now, just, it's just… I have to say something kinda get me feeling human again. You know what I mean. All right. Start talking like that and you see visions breaking all over the place. That's right. See, that's the reason I say something to get myself back again, and shake back again. See?
218  Did you ever notice when we have a discerning line? I'll say something will make people laugh; then I'll say something make people cry; then I'll say something make them angry. I've got something spotted out; I'll say something to see how it takes. Then I see what kind of a light's over them, what takes place. I know where it's at, now, whether it's calling or not. If it isn't—sets there, a genuine believer, all right. You call them then, say, "You, So-and-so." And when you get down, Spirit begins to anoint, then you begin to see that flashing coming everywhere (See?), like that around, around the room. That's the reason I say something, kind of start back again, start off new again. See? Now, ever since last Sunday I just set right in a room, just praying, that's all, under the anointing; and I—I know this is right. You believe God? I know you do. You just watch at the end of the week. Uh-huh See? See? All right. See?
221  Now, death means eternal separation from God. You remember now, saints don't die. Remember, his bride was given a pale horse… I mean, this rider was given a pale horse to—to go forth with, he's given this—this pale horse to go forth with. And he rode this pale horse of death. Now, we know what that was. We know what church that was. And remember… and last night, she was not only a whore, she was a mother of harlots. And we find out that what made her a whore was a woman that's that type of a woman… (I'm just… It's a flat word to say amongst a mixed audience, but the Bible says that. You see?). So then we realize that that's a—that's a woman that lives untrue to her marriage vows. And you see, she's supposed to be, says herself—calls herself the queen of heaven. That would be the bride of God, God is Christ. And we find that she's committing fornication; and she's causing the kings to the earth to commit fornication, and all the rich men, and great men; the whole earth went after her. See? And then we find out that she produced some daughters, and they were harlots.
225  What is a harlot but a whore, same thing, a fornicator, fornication, evil, adultery, committing… What'd they do? Organized, got a system, taught the man-made systems, Pentecost and the whole bunch. Now, don't let your—your conscience drop down in your pocket, Pentecost. But let me tell you something. Let's look the thing right in the face. We're too late down the road now to go to pulling punches. Looky here. We are living in the Laodicean Church Age, and that was the most ridiculous church age of all the rest of them, a lukewarm and the only one that Christ was on the outside trying to get back in; and that's the Pentecostal message…?… Said, "I'm rich." Boy, you was poor first. Now, you be—really got rich (See?), have need of nothing, and—and all what you was. And He said, "You're naked, miserable, blind, poor, wretched, and don't even know it." Now, if a man was naked out there on the street and knowed it, why, he'd try to help himself; but when he—when he don't know it, and you can't tell him no different, then he's in a bad shape. God have mercy upon him. That's right.
230  Notice. Oh, my. Now, remember, this antichrist himself, being the man, his bride, which is his church, was given a space to repent; and she did not do it in that church age, Thyatira. You remember it? See? Well, let's go back just a minute. It won't hurt us to go back just a minute. Let's go back, 1st—2nd chapter just a minute. We'll just read it—the 2nd chapter of… Now, Thyatira. Now, watch this just right quick now. My, we're just about closing time, and haven't got started. But…
231  Notice, Thyatira. Now, it begins with the 18th verse of the—of the 2nd chapter. … unto the angel… (That's the messenger.)… of the church of Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flames…, and his feet are like onto fine brass; I know thy works, and thy charity, and thy service, and thy faith,… thy patience, and the works; and thou has to be more than the—then the last to be more than… first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou suffers that woman Jezebel…
232  There you are. You know her in the Bible. She was the wife of Ahab. And here is the woman, church, Jezebel, the wife of the false prophet which is supposed to be the genuine prophet of God: the pope (Right.), the genuine prophet and his wife Jezebel. Now, Ahab was supposed to be a genuine Jew, but he was a rascal; you know that. Because his wife just led him anyway he wanted to. We find out Jezebel takes her money and leads these the way they want to too. … which calleth herself a prophetess… (Get it?)… to teach and… seduce my servants… (See, that Jezebel teaching just swept the country.)… to commit fornications,… to eat things sacrificed to idols. … I gave her space to repent… (See?)… of her fornication; and she repented not. (Watch this next verse.) … I will cast her into a bed… (That's hell.)… and them that commit adultery with her, unto great tribulation… (That's going into great tribulation, not the Church now.)… except they repent of their deeds. (Now, watch out here.) … I will kill her children… (her harlots)… with death;… (Spiritual death… You believe it? That's the Word. "I will kill them with death." And if they're killed, they're eternal separated.)