The Seven Seals  by William M. Branham

Chapter 8: The Sixth Seal 63-0323 (Continued)

Day 48


407  God will close the door one day. He did in the day of Noah, and they beat on the door. Is that right? Now, remember, the Bible said that in the seventh watch… That right? Some fell asleep in the first watch, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh; but in the seventh watch there come forth a proclamation or cry: "The Bridegroom cometh; go out to meet Him." The sleeping virgins said, "Say, I'd like to have some of that oil now." The Bride said, "I just got enough for myself, just got enough. You want, you go pray it up." Don't you see the sleeping virgins now? Look at the Episcopalian, and Presbyterian, Lutheran, and everything trying to… And the trouble of it is, instead of trying to get the Holy Ghost, they're trying to speak in tongues. And lot of them speak in tongues and is ashamed to come to this church to be prayed for—wants me to come to their house and pray for them. You call that the Holy Ghost? That's speaking in tongues without the Holy Ghost. (See?)
413  Now, I believe the Holy Ghost speaks in tongues. You know I believe that (See?), but there's a counterfeit to it too. Yes, sir. The—the fruits of the Spirit what proves what it is. The fruits of a tree proves what kind of a tree it is, not the bark, the fruit. Now, notice. Then when she come, that—that last hour, and there when they come in then, they went and said, "Well, I believe I've got it now. I believe I got it. Yeah, we're getting it."
415  I—I—I better not say this (See?), 'cause it—it might cause a confusion. When I said the other day, the rapture, how it would come… Now, now, if you say you—you'll take it, all right. Watch—watch. All right, that's up to you. When the sleeping virgin (See?), that thought she was prayed up to come back, the Bride was done gone. It went and she didn't know it, like a thief in the night. Then they begin to bang on the door, and what happened? What taken place? They were cast into the tribulation period. The Bible said, "There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth." Is that right?
417  When it's going to be, brother and sister? I don't know. But I—I—me… It may be just me here, now. See? This—this is what… This is my thought. See? I—I—I believe it's so close, till I'm… Each day I—I want… I'm just trying to walk as softly as I can. See? And I… Do… When… You know, when… There's something happened today, and I seen something's come up. I just… I couldn't get my breath any more. See? There He was standing there, that little Light standing right there, and here it was. I know it's the Truth. I thought, "God, I couldn't say that. I—I can't say it. I can't." I just walked out of the room, went out, walked up and down there. I thought, "My, what can I do?" Oh… See? And I—I have to go fishing or something and I… Boy, you—you… I can't tell you. See? So…
420  Well, we have a good time, don't we? Praise the Lord. Amen. See? We're in a—we're in a—a tremendous time (See?), for my heart is overflowed with happiness and joy. But when I think of this world and the thousands that I know that's lost, black shadowed (Yeah.), then your heart just bleeds. What can you do? What can you… You just feel the Holy Spirit crying out in your heart. Like it must've been in our Lord when He looked over Jerusalem, His own people (See?), said, "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how oft would I have hovered you as a hen would her brood, but you would not." You just feel the Holy Spirit say, "How often I would've gathered you (See?), but you would not." See?
422  We're—we're right here at something, friends. Whatever it is, God knows. Nobody, nobody knows when it's going to happen. That's a secret. Nobody knows when it's going to happen, but Jesus told us, "When you see these things…" (all these things). Just like what I went, comparing with the Sixth Seal to what He said in Matthew 24. Now, remember what He said. "When you see these things come to—begin to come to pass, then the time's at the door." Watch the very next verse—the 30—the 30 and 31st verses as it went on down, 32nd, 33rd verses. He said, "And He shall send forth His Angels to the four corners of the heavens, the four winds, to gather His elected." Is that right? Said, "Now, learn…"
425  Now, remember, He stopped right there. He never went ahead after that Sixth Seal. He never said anything about the Seventh. He said the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth, but He stopped there—never mentioned about anything about… Watch the next thing He said, "Now, learn a parable." See? Then He starts on parables. He said, "These things will be." He's answering them three questions: "What will be the—these signs, and what will be the sign of Your coming, what will be the sign of the end of the world?" And the sixth one there was the end of the world. And the sounding of the seventh angel raised up the hands and swore by Him that lives forever and ever that time shall be no more.
429  The earth is giving birth to a new one. It's over, and here we are right here at the door. Oh, I tremble. And what must I do, Lord? What—what else can I do? See? And then, just think of it, seeing that place and those precious people. I stood there looking at myself, and I thought, "Oh, God, what… They—they can't miss this. I—I ought to pushed them; I ought to just reached down in the audience and got them and pushed them." You can't do that. You… "And no man can come except My Father draws him." But here's one consolation we have: "All the Father has given Me will come." There's the…?…, friend. But the rest of them, with those organizations depending on them like that… See? And "he deceived all that lived upon—dwelt upon the earth whose names were not written in that Lamb's Book of Life, slain from the foundation of the world." (See?)
432  So you see, it's a sad thing, the only thing you can do is just—just—just—just stay right with the Word, watch just whatever He says do and then do that. See? Whatever He says do, do that, and you look out there and say, "Oh, my." They do this and then… Oh, it's just… You don't realize what a strain. Now, I want to say this; I suppose the tapes are off. Lot of people say, "Brother Branham, with a ministry of that type…" I have to watch, 'cause people just take them tapes and just try to pick them to pieces, you know. So when they say, "Brother Branham, wish we had a ministry…" You don't know what you're saying. You… Honest, you don't know what goes with it, brothers, sisters. Oh, my, and the responsibility, when you got people that hangs to what you say…
435  Remember, if you tell them wrong, God will require their blood at your hands. Then you think of that. It's a terrific thing; so be lovely. Love Jesus with all your heart. Just…?… Be simple. Don't never try—try to figure out anything; just be simple before God, 'cause the more you try to figure it out, the farther you get away from Him. See? Just simply believe Him. Say, "Now, well, when will He come? If He comes today, all right. If He comes twenty years from now, it's still all right. I'm going to go just the way I'm going now—following Him. Lord, if You can use me anywhere, here I am, Lord. If it's a hundred years from today, if my great, great, great, great grandchildren still live to see Him coming, Lord, I don't know when it's going to be, but let me just walk right today, just with You. (See?) I—I want… 'Cause I—I'll rise at that day just the same as I took a little nap somewhere."
437  Coming down there, that glorious palace yonder, that Kingdom of God there, where all the old will be young, where the white robes are already on them, the men and women has changed in the beauty, the very art of a—of a—a handsome man and a—a lovely woman, standing there in all the beauty and stature of a young woman and a young man standing there and never can get old, never can be sinful, never can be anything of jealousy, or hatred, or anything… Oh, my.
438  I think the tapes is off now, and I just got about three or four minutes I want to talk to you. Is that all right? Now, this is just personal. See? 'Cause tomorrow, that's—that's going to be so tremendous, I think I had just better say it now (See?), what I'm going to say. I… This is just for us now. I was just… You know I—I've got a wife that I love, and that's Meda. And I—I would not of even have married her because of my love for my first wife. And yet as much as I cared for her, I wouldn't have married her if it hadn't been God told me to do it. And you know the story of it, how she went to pray, and how I did, and then He told me exactly what to do, and go marry her, and set the time to do it. She's a lovely woman, and she's praying for me tonight. And so now it's eight o'clock at home; she's probably praying now.
440  Now, notice. One day she said to me; she said, "Bill," she said, "I just want to ask you a question about heaven." I said, "All right, Meda, what is it?" She said, "You know I love you." I said, "Yeah." It was right after this happened up here. She said, "You know that Hope loved you too." And I said, "Yeah." And she said, "Now," she said, "I don't think I would be jealous," she said, "but Hope was." And she said, "Now, when we get to heaven… And you said you seen her there." I said, "She was there; I seen her. I seen her twice there. She's there; she's waiting for me to come; so's the—so's Sharon. I seen her just the same I'm looking at you. I seen her there." And I said… She said, "Well, now, when we get over there," said, "which one is going to be your wife?" I said, "Both of you. There won't be any (See?), yet both of you'd be." She said, "I can't understand it." And I said, "Now, honey, set down, let me explain something to you." I said, "Now, I know you love me, and you know how I love you, in respects and honor. Now, for instance, what if I dressed up, went downtown and some little prostitute, real pretty, and, come and throw her arms around me and say, "Oh, Brother Branham, I sure love you." Started putting her arms around me, hugging me. What'd you think?" She said, "I don't think I'd like that very well." And I said, "I want to ask you something. Do you… Who do you love the best, if it had to be a showdown: me or the Lord Jesus?" (Now, this is family talking.) And she said, "The Lord Jesus." Said, "Yes, Bill, as much as I love you, but before I would give Him up, I'd give you up." I said, "Thank you, honey. I'm glad to hear you say that now." I said, "Now, what if that same little woman would come up to Jesus and throw her arms around Him, say, 'Jesus, I love You'; what would you think about that?" She said, "I'd enjoy that." See, it changes from phileo to agapao. See? It's a higher love. See? And there's no such thing as husband and wife as—as to raise children; it's all gone.
450  The—the female and male sex, the—the glands are all… They're all the same there. See? There's none of it no more. See? There's no sex glands at all, not at all. See? You're just… Just—just think of yourself without a sex gland. The reason they were put in us is to repopulate the earth. You see? But there, there won't be any there. There won't be neither male nor female glands; it's gone. But the statue of the art of God will be there. That's exactly right. But we'll be truly genuine, no—no phileo at all, all agapao. See? Therefore, a wife would be no more than just some lovely something that's—that's yours and she—and you belong to each other. There's no such thing as husband… No, no, there's not even… See, the phileo part's not even there at all. See, there can't be anything like a jealousy. There's nothing to be jealous about. There ain't no such a thing there. You never know such a thing as that (See?), and just a lovely young men and young women to live. And then after, I—she said, "I see it now, Bill." I said, "Yes."
452  I want to tell you a little thing happened. This was a dream. I was asleep. And now, I've never told this publicly before. I told it to a couple of people but never publicly before as I know of. I—I dreamed about a month after that that I was standing one day, and I was watching the great time that… Not the judgment now. I don't believe the church ever comes to the—I mean the Bride goes to a judgment. But I was there when the crowns was being given out. See? And the great—great big throne set up here, and Jesus and the recording Angel and all was standing there. And there was a stairsteps-like coming down this way of white ivory (run down in a circle and made a panoramic like this and went out), so that all this great host standing out there could see what was happening.
454  And I was standing back over to—way back to one side. And I was just standing there, never an idea I had to walk them steps. I was standing there, and I'd see a recording Angel would call a certain name, and I know—recognized that name. I looked and way back out there, here come the brother walking, or the sister, walk up here like that, the recording Angel standing there by the side of Christ (just a dream now), and was watching, and their names was on there. It was found in the Book of Life; He'd look out over them and say, "It was well done, my good and faithful servant. Now, enter in." I looked back where they was going, there was a new world and the joys. And said, "Enter into the joys of the Lord that's been—that's been for—yours since the foundation of the world." See?
456  And oh, I thought, "They go through there and meet one another and just rejoicing and going over mountains and great big places." I thought, "Oh, isn't that wonderful. Glory. Hallelujah," just jumping up and down. Then I'd hear another name called, I would say, "Oh, I know him. I know him. I—I… There—there he goes. There… Watch him right up…" "Enter into the joys of the Lord, my good and…" "Oh," I said, "praise God. Praise God." Just think, just like they would say, "Orman Neville." See? And then," I'd say, "that's old Brother Neville; there he is," and here he come out of the crowd, goes up. I hear Him say, "Enter into the joys of the Lord that's been prepared for you since before the foundation of the world. Enter in." And old Brother Neville just changed and just start back in there just screaming and hollering. Boy, I'd just shout and say, "Glory to God." Standing over here by myself, having a wonderful time, watching my brethren go in. And a recording Angel stood and said, "William Branham." I never thought I'd have to walk that. So then I was scared. I thought, "Oh, my, will I have to do that?" So I went walking down there and just everybody patting me on the, like that, "Hi, Brother Branham." "God bless you, Brother Branham," patting me as I go along through a great big crowd of people. And all of them reaching over and patting me like that. "God bless you, brother." "God bless you, brother."
464  I was going; I said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you," like coming out of a meeting or something; you know, and I was going to have to walk these great big ivory steps. I started walking up through there and just as I made the first step, I stopped, and I thought… I looked at His face, and I thought, "I want to get a good look at Him this way," and I stopped. I had my hands like this; I felt something slip in my arm here. It was somebody else's arm. I looked around, and there stood Hope, those big black eyes and that dark hair hanging down her back, white robe on, looking up at me like that.
467  I said, "Hope." I felt something hit this arm, looked around and there was Meda, that dark eyes looking up, and that black hair hanging down, a white robe on. And I said, "Meda." And they looked at one another, you know, like that. They… I got them in my arms and here we went…?… home. I woke… Oh. I woke up, and I—I got up and set down in a chair and cried, you know. I thought, "Oh, God, I hope that comes like that." Both associated with me in life and bringing children and things like that, and here we are walking into the new world, oh, my, where perfection and everything. No nothing… Why, it's going to be a wonderful thing. Don't miss it; don't miss it. By the grace of God, do all you can do, and then it'll be up to God to take care of the rest of it. Then… I love Him, I love Him, Because He first loved me, And purchased my salvation On Calvary's…
471  Let's sing it again with all of our heart now. Lift up our eyes to God: I love Him… [Brother Branham leaves the platform to pray for a woman in a wheelchair—Ed.] … I love Him, Because He first loved me, And purchased my salvation On Calvary's tree.
473  All right. She wasn't expected to live through the meeting. And that's right. There she has with both hands up in the air, praising God. That's the reason I was lingering here a long time, not tell you what I doing, talking about Meda and them. And that… I was watching to see what… I kept noticing that Light circling back and forth and went and hung over her. I thought, "That's it." Oh, isn't He wonderful. I love Him, I love Him, Because He first loved me, And purchased my salvation On Calvary's tree.
474  Now, with our hearts: [Brother Branham hums "I love Him"—Ed.] Just think of His goodness and mercy. … I love Him, (Amen.) Because He first loved… Now, you see how much better it is? Amen. That's it. Now…?… it's go and be well. The grace of God has appeared to you to make you well. Amen. On Calvary's tree. Oh, glory to God. I love Him… (All right, your pastor.) I… Now, it's nine-thirty, nine o'clock… nine-thirty?   
Chapter 9: Questions And Answers On The Seals 63-0324M
 1  Our heavenly Father, we are indeed grateful for this time that we can fellowship again around the Word of God in the Presence of God. We're so thankful that You're with us this morning to help us and to bless us. We ask forgiveness of our sins, that our lamps might be filled with Oil and trimmed and burning; that You would use us now to honor Your great Name, for we ask it in the Name of the beloved Son of God Jesus Christ. Amen. Be seated.
2  I was just coming in when I heard that message go forth. So I'm… It's true that we need to keep our lamps filled, keep our… You know, when they—as you burn… You can't go on what you have done now (See?), because fire burning out of oil makes a carbon; so that's the reason the trimming of the… Have your lamps trimmed, because the carbon on top of the—of the wick… Many of you people about my age, when we used to use the—the coal oil lamp. See? They… It—it—it'd get a carbon on top where it'd burn, and therefore, it would interfere with the light. So you must keep all the carbon trimmed off and that we might press on forward towards the mark of the high calling in Christ.
3  Now, it's a—it's a great beautiful morning outside and in, as this Easter season is approaching now. And—and we're now coming up to the last Seal tonight, the Lord willing. And it's a very mysterious Seal, very, very, because it's not even… It's not even mentioned in the Scriptures nowhere, no symbols, anything to hold onto. It's got to come right direct from heaven. See? And it—it's a kind of a straining hour for me. It has been all week. Now, this is my, be my eighth day in a room. And I noticed in here many… In these requests, I had to kind of pick out. There was many of them that was wanting interviews. And I—I love that. I'd like to—to give that now (See?), but I—I can't right now, 'cause you understand that—that the whole… What we're trying to do now is find the revelation of—of the will of the Lord. You see, and then when we have the interview, then it pulls you off over onto another side and—of something else. See? And then, and like in prayer for the sick, that's altogether different. You… Visions and things, you study different, and you—you're anointed different. Just like in—in the Bible said there: "A—a tree that's planted by the—the rivers of water." Rivers of water.. See? Same water but there's an outlet comes this a way, this a way, and this a way. It depends on what outlet. It's the same Spirit.