The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

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

Day 35


307  Now, on this mixed colored, worldly, pale, sick horse… Just think of it. You know that's a bad thing. Now, watch where he gathers them—from the four corners of the earth. They are gathering now for the showdown. The showdown will be at Armageddon according to the Word (See?) on the pale horse, riding on it with a death tacked, with the name tacked on him, death. The antichrist… Listen, antichrist, first denomination. That can't be spirit. With his Jezebel, a prostitute to the Word, with her daughters with her—Protestants gathering themselves together now in unity. Did you hear the Baptist people speaking the other day over here you know? Huh? "Oh, we won't join up with them, but we'll—we'll be friendly and kind of click with them. We won't have to join their church, but…" There you are; there you are, just exactly what the Word said here (See, see?), old harlot in the first place. See?
310  Now, here they are joining themselves together, coming to that showdown to Armageddon and riding on a mixed colored horse, with one horse of white, one horse of red, one horse of black, the three different political—a—political power, spiritual power controlled by demon power which is the antichrist, mixing that all together, you got a pale, sickly looking thing he's riding on. That's right. Now, notice. Look what he's riding on. This pale looking, grisled colored horse, mixed with black, red, and white, coming into the battle, gathering his subjects from every nation under heaven. Did not Daniel interpret the dream and seen that streak of iron running to every kingdom, of Rome? Here they come, gathering. Now, set still for the close just a minute and listen close. They're gathering in now to do it, bringing his subjects from the four corners of the earth, riding a pale, sickly, three colored mixed horse: same man.
312  Now, in Revelations 19, not only is he getting ready, but Christ is getting ready to meet him. The battle's going to be hot and heavy. Christ, in Revelations 19… Christ is gathering His, not from the four corners of the earth, because there's going to be a little bitty remnant. What's He doing? He's gathering them from the four corners of heaven (We'll get them souls under the altar tomorrow night, and you'll see whether it's right or not.)—four corners of heaven on a snow white horse. He also has a name, not death, but the Word of God, Life. Amen. Got it wrote right on His thigh here: The Word of God. That's the only Life because God is the only source of Eternal Life there is: Zoe. Is that right?
314  And He's got wrote, "Life," riding on a white horse, and here's a man with three different powers mixed up, called death, gathering his earthbound delegates, and Christ is gathering His heaven-born subjects, saints. He's got death wrote on him; Christ's got Life wrote on Him. Those with Him are on white horses also, and they are called "the chosen before the foundation of the world," (Amen.) and they are faithful to the Word. Amen. Whew. I like that one. Called, chosen before the foundation of the world, and then faithful to the Word by their choosing, all stimulated with new wine and oil just riding right along, coming down to meet Him. They know the thunders will issue the thing 'course pretty soon. See?
316  Watch, how does He do? So if He is the Word, and His Name is the Word, then the Word is Life. The antichrist—anything anti is against. So anti is against the Christ, the Word, so it's got to be a creed or a denomination which is against the Word. Why, I don't see how you're going to miss it. Do you understand? How could you miss it? I don't know how you're going to, but that's true. Anti is against. Isn't that right? take away from. That's what he was. He's riding his mixed up horse. We see it right here in the Word of God. We see it right there in the seven church ages. Here He brings it right back in the Seals opening up and showing them things that went on in the church ages. Anti is against the Word. See why creeds—why we're so against the creeds and denominations, because they're against the Word. See?
321  Here we see Life and death coming to the final struggle. The white horse of true Life, the pale horse of mixed creed. You see the thing coming to a—s—to a real showdown. Now, I want to say something here. You might not believe this, but I looked it up to be sure. There's only one original color; that's white. How many knows that? There's only one original color. Anything else is mixed. Christ is on a solid white unadulterated Word from the beginning. Amen. Every color would be white if some chemistry hadn't broke into it. Amen. Glory. Every church would be standing on the apostolic doctrine of the Word of God and God confirming it if he didn't have creeds and denominations mixed into it. There you are. Oh, Brother Evans, I feel good right now. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Only one original color, that's white. It never—it never mixed with denominations or creeds. No, sir.
325  And remember, His saints are clothed in white robes, not mixed with denomination and creeds. Now, we find out the denominations and creeds… Here's where you get your mixed color, but this is the original color He's riding. The original color's on His people, and they've been dipped in Blood that cleansed that garment and sent it right back yonder. See? That's right.
326  Those that mixed turned pale and go to death. It is a perverting—per—perversion to mix colors with white. You pervert the original color. Is that right? If the original color, only color is white, and you mix something with it, you pervert its real cause. Amen. Is that right? And when… If He is the white horse, and He is the Word, then to mix anything with that, any kind of a creed, add one word to it, take one word away from it, it's to pervert the whole thing. Oh, my. Keep me with the Word, Lord. Truth and error… Oh, my. No matter how good, that it… Truth and error cannot mix. It cannot mix. It's either the THUS SAITH THE LORD, or it's wrong. No matter what "Holy Father" said it, Saint Boniface, or—or the Archbishop of Canterbury. I don't know who said it; if it's contrary to the Word, it's perversion. It won't mix.
328  Say, "Why, this fellow done…" I don't care what he done, how much holy he is or anything like that; this is the only direct Truth that we have. No church, no creed has no Truth, if it's outside of this; and show me one that's got it. I want you to tell me. I'll turn a page in the Bible and show you something. See, see? Just call the one. You say, "Pentecostal." Oh, my. (I just caught that thought from somebody.) Better leave it alone right now, because I seen that started a sore spot right there. I didn't—didn't want to hurt you, but I—I just wanted you to know I know what you were thinking about. See? 330  Those that mixed turned the anti to death (See?), turns the death color when you mix any kind of anything with the original. It is like Christ said about the mustard seed. Yet it's the smallest of all seeds, but it won't mix with nothing. Mustard won't mix. He's genuine mustard; so if you just got that much of faith, just hold to it. Notice, Life followed rider on white horse Who was the Word, Life, vindicated by His resurrected saints that He had with Him. Now, how's the battle going to go? Jesus said, "He that believeth in Me though he were dead, yet shall he live." He said, "If you believe in Me though you—you were dead yet shall you live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die." Again He said, "He that believes in Me…" He will give him Eternal Life, rise him up at the last day. That's His promised Scripture.
334  Here comes Satan with all four corners of the earth with his Protestants and with his—his Catholics, and all together, marching right up to the battle of Armageddon. All right. And here comes Jesus coming down from heaven with resurrected saints, vindicated Word. As I said, "If God speaks and sends you, He—He—He backs up what you say." See, see? Notice, if you're an ambassador from heaven, all heaven's behind you. And heaven is consisted of the Word.
337  Notice now, He's come with resurrected saints, vindicating that His Word is true. So Satan knows then the bottomless pits is ready for him. See? Oh, my. While death rode the pale horse, mixed creed and denominations and followed him… Oh, my, the eternal separation from God, that's where he rode them to—to eternal separation. Christ rode His Church right into glory in the resurrection.
339  Notice verse 8 now—just for—the last part of verse 8 while we're closing (See?), "Power was given unto them." Who is them? See? All right. Antichrist called death; hell followed. Watch his four point scheme. Antichrist, white horse, kills by spirit, being antichrist, spiritual kill. Number two: Red horse: kills by sword, political power when church and state united. Black horse: souls when he give out his doctrine, and she did there with her fornications, and he weighed out the food by… Sold their… What they'd give for food for balance and the pennies and so forth. Fourth, a pale horse: eternal separation from God (again four… See?). Oh, my. Praise be to God.
345  Now, last, here in closing… To those… Have you got… I'm past time. But will you give me about ten more minutes? I've got so many calls today about—about me speaking here. There's been so much fanaticism start out about Elijah, till that's just… It's—it's hammered to death. And you can… But if—if that… May God help me to help you to see what I'm looking at, will you? Just try to See? Now, here in closing, to those who don't believe that the last messenger to the church age is Elijah, the prophet, a man anointed in that line… After death… Watch. After death of this last church age… Now, you notice what happens. See? After death, their dead bodies are destroyed by wild beasts. You know that. Now, that's true. Like theirs had the type of Jezebel.
349  Now, turn to Revelations 2:18 and 20. I believe we had this just a few minutes ago, didn't we? Yeah, I believe we just got that. I had it wrote down here for some… Yes, the time of moral decay. That's what it was. See it how it was… how Jezebel had come in… Now, Jezebel is the churches, this modern church, not Bride now. Jezebel in the Old Testament is a type of the church today, according to the Word of God of Revelations 2:18-20. "Thou sufferest that woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess…" See? Is that right? Now, it's typed perfectly to Jezebel.
351  Now, the first… We could just give you Scripture after Scripture (See?), that the last age is a prophetic message to the church, calling them back to the original Word. Now, notice. Is that right? Malachi 4 said so, and others, Revelations 10:7 and on down. See? Jesus Himself predicted it down, down, down; "as it was in the days of Lot" and so forth like that and on down. It just keeps coming on down.
352  Jezebel is the type of the modern church today, 'cause Catholic and Protestants are joined together now. Right. There is no getting around it. They're both denominations, so it's—so it's just mother and sister. That's all. They fuss and argue with one another, but it's the same thing, both harlots. Now, I'm not saying that myself. I'm quoting from THUS SAITH THE LORD. All right. Now, we notice, killed by a command of God was Jezebel—was killed because God had Jehu to go down there and have her throwed out of the window and kill Jezebel, and the dogs eat her flesh. (Is that right?) literal Jezebel. Ahab, her king head: dogs licked his blood as the first Elijah predicted.
354  See where we're going, don't you? Why? The first Elijah was a rejected man by the churches. And Jezebel and Ahab was the head of them churches: church and state, it's all together. And Elijah revealed Ahab's sins to him and commanded the whole church to turn back to the true Word. If that isn't exactly what the second Elijah is supposed to do when he comes to this church in this day: restore back the original faith. I don't see how you're going to squeeze away from it. That's right. Turn back to the true Word. That's right.
356  Now, if you want to see their bodies, let's turn over here to Revelations 19 after—after the Word slays them. Now, the Word's going to kill them. You know that. All right now, you just watch and see what happens when Christ coming in Revelations 19, beginning with the 17th verse. And I saw an angel standing in the sun;… Now, that's right after… Look above here. "And his vesture was dipped with blood, and he's called King of king and Lord of lords." (In the 13th verse, He's called the Word of God. See? Now, here He is King of kings and Lord of lords.) And I saw an angel… (Now, watch. He goes forth.) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:… (Out of His mouth, like from God's mouth to Moses' mouth. See?)… and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and… tread the winepress—press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture (a name)… on his thigh a name written, KING OF KING, and LORD of LORDS. And I saw an angel… (Now, watch, now He comes forth smiting. Who's He smiting? Jezebel and her Ahab, false prophet.) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls of the air in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together to the supper of the great God;
361  He feeds them to the beasts and birds. Now, watch over here in the other chapter here of the Book of Revelations. And… (Just a minute.) "Kill with the sword and death and beasts of the earth." See? The Jezebel church, her actually body, is to be eaten by fowls and beasts of the earth. Just exactly like Ahab and Jezebel was in the natural, so are they to be in the spiritual form a church. Do you see what I mean? All right.
362  Elijah (Oh.), Elijah was the prophet in the days of Ahab and Jezebel, natural. And He's promised to do the same thing according to THUS SAITH THE LORD, in the Word to the Jezebel, spiritual: His Spirit form of ministry. Watch. Elijah, though in his day properly and profoundly vindicated, could not turn them back to the Word. Is that right? Though Elijah tried with everything; he did everything; he—he showed them signs and wonders; and they laughed in his face. Same thing they'll do with this spiritual. See? He could not turn them back to the Word.
364  Out of the millions… Now, listen, Church, close now you that's a little bit confused on this. Out of the millions in the world in the days of Elijah, when Jezebel and Ahab was reigning in—in type of the antitype today—out of the whole world, there was only seven hundred saved of Elijah's preaching. Is that right? It's exactly. Look, Elijah never knew even one of them was that way. He thought he was the only one saved until God opened one of the Seals and showed him the mystery of the Book, that He had seven hundred that never bowed down to them creeds that they had. When God opened His Book to Elijah, He said, "Now, wait a minute, son; I got seven hundred that's tucked around out there: got their names on the Book since the foundation of the world. They're Mine." Whew. God opened the Seals. That's the reason I think John was doing all that shouting the other night. He must've seen his name on there. You see, see? One day God opened…
368  Elisha, he had preached; he'd done everything; he'd—he'd—he'd preached his heart out, done everything he could, and still they just "hawed" him and called him everything and said, "You're the cause of all this. You're a spiritualist. You're the one who makes all this trouble to come. You're guilty," and everything like that. They said everything to him. Jezebel threatened to cut his head off and everything else. That's right. Everybody was against him. And then he said, "Lord, after I've done all You told me to do. I've stayed exactly with Your Word. When You told me anything, I was fearless. I walked right into the king's face and everything else and told them, THUS SAITH THE LORD, and You haven't told me a thing, and I've not told them one thing but what happened. And now, here am I, the only one left out of the whole bunch. I'm the only one left, and they're trying to kill me."
370  God said, "I'm going to open up one of the Seals and show you something." Said, "You know, I got seven hundred back there that ain't never bowed a knee or joined any of them creeds yet, denominations. There's seven hundred of them ready for the rapture. See?" Oh, oh, He said to His prophet, who He reveals His Word to (See?), through the Scripture, "I have seven hundred prepared names yet out of this generation, seven hundred of them. They have not bowed their knee to any (if I'd say it in this day) religious organizations and come creeded up in them." You see what I mean? Then it simply has to be. It's just got to be. And it's according to the Word. When the man arrives on the scene, he will be a prophet just as certain as I'm standing in this pulpit; and he will stay right with that Word. He will not take down for nobody's creed or nothing else. That's right.
371  He will be a woodsman type of a fellow like Elijah was, he—and like John came. He will—he will hate women, bawl out, immoral women. Boy, he will wave them on. Elijah did, and so did John (See, see?), and he will be right straight with that Word. He will be—be against organizations. Organizations? "Think not to say within yourselves, 'We have Abraham to our fathers,' for I say, God's able of these stones to rise children to Abraham." Sure did. Now, there you are, friends. Here's the Fourth Seal open, and the riders of the four horses is revealed to the best of my knowledge. Now, this is all that took place on earth. Next Seal we see, is in heaven where souls are under the altar.
374  Now, just in closing I want to say these couple—just a few words right here, I got wrote down. We have skipped about on these four Seals, first four Seals. Now, tomorrow night, we—we change the scene from the earth things going on… He looks up here and sees the souls under the altar, the sacrifice altar. The next night the judgment strikes. And the fourth night, the last night, Sunday night, I don't know what—I don't what these others mean; I just read them like you did; but there's silence for a half hour; but there's something took place. I'm expecting Him to reveal it. He will do it; I'm satisfied He will. We had to go different places of the Scripture to Revelations 19 to show the coming of Christ will slay the antichrist. That's the reason I had to leave these, just take them two verses. I had to go to different parts of the Scripture to prove these things; so that's the reason I went to Revelations 19, to show the end of antichrist will be the slaying… Of Christ, when He comes, He will slay the antichrist.
378  To Revelations 10 to show that the seventh angel's message will be a person in this last days, anointed of God for a ministry, just like Elijah the prophet has (as is predicted in Malachi 4) to reveal the true Word of the original God in this generation, the original Word of God in this generation. Like he did to the natural Jezebel, so will this man do it to spiritual Jezebel, the denominational churches. I had to go to the 7th chapter, the 10th chapter 1 to 7 verses to prove that it was right, and over to Malachi, and Amos and so forth to prove that. Elijah was a prophet that prophesied and condemned Jezebel in that particular generation, and Elijah never died. He certainly didn't. He appeared again some eight hundred years later by the side of Jesus Christ on Mount Transfiguration. He isn't dead.
381  Now, we find out that his spirit is to anoint a man, according to the promise of God in the last days, promised to do the same in spirit Jezebel as it did in natural Jezebel, in the last age. That's why I—I went to so much of the Bible to prove it, so it won't be left a question in your mind. If there is, you let me know. Write me a letter or a little note… And it so perfectly blends even to the beasts destroying their natural bodies in the last day, consuming them as he did then.
384  To the best of my revelation that was give to me by God and foretold that it would be done, this is the Truth of the four horse riders to the best of my knowledge. What do you think about Jesus? I love Him, I love Him Because He first loved me And purchased my salvation On Calvary's tree.
386  Now, remember, with no (that's—go ahead if you will)—with no bad feelings towards any people in any organization, 'cause God has got children in the Catholic system; He's got children in the Methodist system; He's got children in the Baptist system. How many of those… All of them different systems is represented here tonight, that come out of it when you seen Light? Let's see your hand. Now, remember, there's people out there just like you, but it's the system that kills. See? It's the antichrist spirit that finally gets them to a place till they won't hear no Truth.