Such a important subject as the Coming of the Lord should be discussed and debated from different angles and sides. The best way to do that is to see what the opponents have to say, because they try their very best to disprove and contest everything we are saying. The Apostle Paul tells us that it must be that way that those individuals who are proclaiming the truth can be manifested.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that
they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

See, I love letters of someone that would-would different a little with you. See, if you go along all the time, nobody differents with you, you get stale. You got to get a little difference so you can understand and dig down. And-and you just get in one rut if you don't watch; then you-- then you get into trouble when you do that. You got to just kind of keep moving on and get somebody to different with you and fluff up your feathers once in a while.
4 Q. & A. HEBREWS PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- COD. HEB. -- 57-0925

What if everybody was a-a Spirit-filled Christian? Why, we wouldn't need any faith no more, wouldn't need any faith at all. And faith is the very - is the very thing that we're saved by, is faith. And that's the reason there has to be some disagree with It, so that we can exercise faith. Do you understand it now? You've got to have the other side. See?
168 REV. CP.5 PT.1 BRUISED SERPENT -- JEFF. IN -- 61-0611

And see what those false apostles were doing. They came with their own word. Those Ephesians knew that Word as Paul had taught it. They were full of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of Paul's hands. They looked those false apostles in the eye and said, "You are not saying what Paul said. You are, therefore, false."

Many believers of this Message who once used to be warriors and "defenders of the faith", they have grown tired and weary over the years, but the need to take a firm stand for the truth is just as needful today as it was ever before. There is a time coming soon when no individual believer can afford to be confused about the doctrines of the endtime Message. At that time, we have to know where we are standing and be sure that our belief is right, it will be too late then to find the truth.

And you'll either have to belong to some of those denominations or be ousted. And that's the time where we have to show our colors and be sure that we know, not a guess work, but know THUS SAITH THE LORD where you're standing.
57 THE PATMOS VISION -- JEFF. IN -- ROJC 69-130 -- 60-1204.2E

We have entitled chapter 3 on this website "The arguments of those who disagree", this chapter fourteen is intended as a continuation and an update of the same topic. I have no aspiration at all to belittle, scorn or disrespect any fellow believer of this Message. The statements and comments of these other brothers and ministers which I am referring to and critically examined in this chapter is for the sole purpose to establish the solid truth for anyone to see. There is no other intention, there is no personal feelings involved, and no other motive and objective behind it.

At the beginning of the year 2002 I came across a few publications which Pastor X has distributed all over the world. This Brother has taken it upon himself to examine and test every doctrine which he can find in the worldwide Message of the hour. Then he writes in his publications what he believes is or is not scriptural, and what he regards as true or false about all these different doctrines, according to his understanding of the Message.

Referring to the opening of the Seals, Brother X printed some statements in his books which are very interesting and of great importance, I think it is absolutely a must to quote some extracts from his editions of his recognition of this one big mysterious “problem”. In some of his books he explains the main reason why most Message believers are confused.



The foundation upon which this is laying is ignorance upon the fact of the opening of the Seven Seals book, and the Lamb coming out of the intercessory place to come and take the Book and open the seals. Now let me explain that to you a little, to understand how this heresy is made. Now, thousands of preachers around the message are confused about that subject. This is what they are confused about: It is stated that in 1963 the seal book was opened and the only one who could open the seal book is the Lamb of God. In order for the seals to be opened, the Lamb must leave where he is, which is the intercessory box, the atonement altar, come forward, take the Book and open the seals. These preachers have one problem, and that is that they cannot reconcile the opening of the seals together with the Blood still being on the mercy seat. They cannot reconcile, or they cannot put together the seals being opened and the Blood of the Lamb still being on the altar of sacrifice.
Now, in their thinking, if they say that the Blood is still on the mercy seat, then they have to deny that the seals are open. So now this is their defense, those who preach that the blood is off the mercy seat, they will answer you this way: “Brother do you believe that the seals were opened?” If you say “yes”, they say, “Well that answers my question. If the seals were opened then the Lamb left the mercy seat, so that's the answer.” Now that is gross spiritual ignorance. They cannot reconcile how the Seal Book is opened and how the Lamb is still on the altar of sacrifice. Let them bounce their heads. Let them humble their hearts. By this ignorance is why they are so confused.

Brother X certainly hit this certain nail in the very center of it's head as far as the confusion about the opening of the Seals is concerned. He really and truly understands this seemingly unsolvable issue, but it is also obvious from his own writing that he himself has not got the answer either, he is just as puzzled about this subject as anyone else. In another book he writes again about this same topic, the “great puzzle” and the “great tangle” as he calls it.

The great puzzle and the great tangle in the opening of the seals is how the seals could be opened and the blood is yet on the mercy seat. Now believe me, brothers and sisters, that is the foundation heresy of most of the heresies that are in the world concerning the seals. Think of that properly. Listen to it properly; make sure you understand that. Ministers, both home and abroad, you must master that question and answer it if you would be successful in exposing heresies that are related to the seals. That's the main foundation upon which all those heresies are hinged...

Pastor X rightly calls it the “great puzzle”, but he has nowhere an explanation for it, and he has also no solution for his ministers and those abroad how to master this puzzle and have the right answer for those who ask about it! He continues with the same subject on another page of the same book:

Thus, if the seals are opened, it means that the High Priest, Jesus, The Lamb, left the Holiest place, came out and took the book and revealed the Seals. In their thinking, it is either we have the opening of the seals and Jesus left the Mercy Seat, or that the Seals are not open and Jesus is still there as our mediator. What makes the thing so puzzling is that the prophet of God in the Seals pages 97...99 dramatized where the Lamb, left the mercy seat came forward took the Book, opened the seals and revealed them. Then at the end of every message, he made an altar call and he said, “Far as I know the Lamb is still on the mercy seat tonight”...
Now Brothers and Sisters the puzzle is right in the message, the Angel of the Lord told him to say things in such a way that it will cause some to ponder, and for others to leave. How do we sort out this thing? Right at the opening of the seals they started figuring it out. One fellow say after the seals grace will be over. Their thinking was justified as far as natural reason is concerned. Do you know that puzzle in the seals became the greatest stumbling block to the followers of Malachi four, for the past forty years? Upon that lack of revelation most of the heresies are made! Try to figure out how the seals could be opened, and at the same time the Lamb is on the mercy seat, now, this misunderstanding and lack of revelation concerning that subject gave rise to most of the heresies that are related to the seals. In the message there is a puzzle, that was not explained by Brother Branham. You say, ”The Prophet should have explained that.” Tell God about it; because Jesus went to the public and he preached all those parables and never told them nothing about them. I am saying, this here is a puzzle in the message and forms the basis for most seals related heresies, which has come to full maturity within forty years.

It was this same “great puzzle” which made me desperate, and it made me seek the answer from the Lord in great earnestness. By His grace and mercy, I can declare that I have received the right answer from Him. Did the Prophet explain this puzzle? Most certainly, or else the Message would not have been completed, the explanations of this “great secret” are spread all over in the tapes and the books. Hundreds of thousands of Message believers, precious Brothers and Sisters over the entire world are in spiritual darkness and in confusion today, because the teachers of the five fold ministry have either overlooked or outright rejected the answer to this all-important puzzle. If those ministers who were in close contact with Brother Branham would have taken heed to what he said before the Sealsopening in March 1963, then there would have never been this question in the first place. That was the time when he was inspired to lay the foundation for what was to come. Would God reveal such a mighty revelation as the opening of the seven Seals without first preparing the ground for it to be received? Surely not! The Prophet said:

And oh, when this comes to pass, it'll be great, big like this, and it'll be so humble you'll miss the whole thing and just go right on. See? You'll look back and say, "Well, that never did come to..." See? Passed right over the top , and you never even seen it , just...?... See? It's so simple . See? God lives in simplicity to manifest Hisself in greatness.
66-1 {431} GOD.IN.SIMPLICITY -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317M

Let us look at one of many examples. In June 1962, Brother Branham preached “Taking sides with Jesus”, he invited the associated ministers to this meeting to speak directly to them. He explained that this revival was one of the greatest that ever struck the earth, and how the Lord told him in 1933 at the Ohio river, that this Message would forerun the second coming of Christ. The Prophet tried to tell those ministers that the coming of the Lord is such a great thing, but there might only be a dozen ready to receive Him on that day. At this meeting, Brother Branham urged and tried at least six times to persuade those ministers to come together once a month and talk about the deeper things, all the doctrines and the principles of this end time Message to establish a united group of ministers. He exhorted them to discuss any problems and try to settle them, and if they can't, he offered to come and join them at their meetings to find the right answer with the help of the gift of discernment. What a opportunity, what a possibility to straighten everything out, how could they have missed it?

At that same service, the Prophet mentioned many details about the Coming of the Lord here and there, he spoke about the “deeper things” and lifted them right on top of them. He referred to the coming of the Lord as the great day of the Judgment where he and every other minister will have to answer for his ministry, it will be “yonder” where God will give out the rewards. He mentioned the names of some old Brothers who have died many years ago, he said that they are waiting yonder for the great summons on high, to receive their crowns on that day from the righteous Judge Who will recognize them as His good and faithful servants before they are invited to enter into the joys of the Lord. Did those ministers catch that? Did they ever arrange those meetings?

How many believers have ever heard a sermon preached by a minister of the five fold ministry who rightly addressed and explained the coming of the Lord as the Prophet did? Since the year 1977, I have not once heard a minister preach about that correctly! The answer to the “great puzzle” is the very center of the Message and the Bible. Those ministers did not know what the Prophet was talking about, but they were supposed to ask him about these “deeper things” in these meetings they were urged to organize and attend with him. If they would have done that, then they could have asked and found out all about these most important things of the Message as a group united on doctrines, and they would have been able to establish those outposts all over the world which the Prophet asked them to set up. But instead of that, every one had his own shallow doctrine which contributed to lay the foundation of this great confusion which we are now witnessing all over the world. Brother Branham called them his “Timothys”, where are they? What do they preach?

But on the other hand, nobody can justify his or her confused state by blaming those brethren for failing to lay a solid foundation. We have the books and the tapes at our disposal, and according to John 16:13, we have the promise to receive the Holy Spirit Who will lead us into all truth and show us things to come. The answer to this “great puzzle” which Brother X wrote about and has so frankly and realistically illustrated, we can bring it down to one single verse of Scripture, just one . It is such a sad and disturbing fact that Brother Branham's interpretation of that one single verse of the Bible, Revelation 5:1, has either been overlooked, or ignored, or just simply disregarded and even criticized and put aside and declared irrelevant as a so-called mistake made by the Prophet of God.

He did never alter the interpretation of that Bible verse, no matter how many adversaries try to twist and bend some quotes to make it look like as if he did change it. Because of that fact, hundreds of thousands of precious Message believers are led in the wrong direction and will miss the most important truth of the entire Message which is the only answer to the “great puzzle”, and they will soon be on their way into the great tribulation. This is a depressing and horrible tragedy, a dreadful disaster we are seeing in the making, a calamity which is already too far advanced to be stopped. The Prophet always referred to a very few individuals who will go all the way to the end, he spoke of about a hundred saints who will make it per two million converted Message believers!

In our own little services, just that I know, has been way and around two million or better converts to Christ. And no doubt, a few of those are going to make it anyhow. And so, just to sit down, maybe... Say there'd be a hundred of them.

A big mess up; just exactly what the Bible said—Babylon! The Bride knows where She stands. She is very few. There won't be many saved. Just a very, very, very few.

They every one drank from the same spiritual Rock. They every one eat fresh Manna every night, every one of them. But there was two made the land: one out of a million . What was the test? They all drink in the same Rock; they all eat the same spiritual Manna as we're eating this morning; but the Word test proved them.
54 ONE IN A MILLION -- LA.CA -- V-18 N-1 -- 65-0424

Like in every other age, the Word test will once again reduce the number of the genuine believers. Throughout his ministry, the Prophet tells us that at the end it will be one out of a million Christians who will bypass the grave and meet the Lord at His coming. There are just over 1 billion Catholics, and about 600 million members of these charismatic Mega-churches, and more or less 400 million Christians in the other denominations which adds up to 2 billion (2000 million) Christians. Therefore, about 2000 believers will go to meet the Redeemer in Glory. Brother Branham said that the Bride will be made up from every nation, kindred and tongue. There are about 200 nations in the world which means that on average there will be about 10 per nation, kindred and tongue.

We assume that there are at least 4 million Message believers all over the world. 2000 believers are half of one tenth of one percent. That means that 99.95 percent will fail! What a terrible prospect!

The gathering of the people, when God calls His flock together, He may take two out of Jeffersonville, two out of Indiana, two out of Kentucky, two out of Mississippi. That's exactly what He said; not them words, but He said, "There'll be two in a field," that's where the daylight's at; "I'll take one and leave one. There'll be two in the bed," the other side of the earth is night-time, "I'll take one and leave one." See?
716-138 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 62-0527

And a young man who was riding with me in a car, said, "How many would you say would be saved in this generation?" I said, " Eight or ten ."
"Oh," he said, "Don't say that, brother." I'll say, "I'll lengthen it to fifty , and that's as many as I can go ." He said, "Fifty people?" I said, "Jesus said when He was on earth, 'As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man.' Days of Noah, there was eight souls saved."

In these two quotations, the Prophet is talking about the USA as a nation. He said that eight or ten would be saved, then he lengthens it to fifty saints at the most. The USA has many more believers than lots of smaller nations, therefore he can go to as many as fifty and other nations will have one or two Bride members who will be ready to meet the Lord, but the average of 10 remains the same.

Then He shows that the people that are living on earth, it'll be one here and one there, it will not be a bunch of people gathered together in a little group. “For there will be one in the field, or two in the field, I'll take one and leave one.”
142 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF. IN -- COD. 716 -- 62-0527 .2 E

“Not a little group”, that means that not a single Church group worldwide will go and meet the Lord together, just one or two individuals here and there. At His first coming, the Lord predicted this great disaster which we are facing soon, He said then already that He would take one here and one there.

Watch God's great revelation unfolding. By lack of this revelation is why we have so many different divisions among us and so much mockery , so much division among us, is because the people lack that revelation. See, they lack that revelation: the teachers.
45-3 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-7 -- 63-0728

It is obvious that there are various reasons why such a lot will fail at the end, but the Lord did know at that time that the majority of the ministers of His endtime Message would either ignore, or just disregard or reject His Prophet's explanation of Revelation 5:1 as irrelevant, because that is the very verse which clears up the “great puzzle”, it contains the foundation doctrine of His second coming.

Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne
a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Now, you remember when that was told there, the Angels and the church ages. And now, in this, it'll dovetail right into these Seven Seals that we're coming to speak. And the Seven Seals that we're trying to speak of, when They come this time, is the seven written Seals. And these Seven Seals, as you know, is just the manifestation of the seven Angels of the seven churches; but, there are seven other Seals that's on the backside of the Book, It's outside the Bible.
239 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END, SIR? -- Jeff. IN -- 62-1230.2 E

This is just one of many of the Prophet's quotations which explain Revelation 5:1 plainly and clearly, it gives us an easily understandable answer to the “great puzzle”. The seven Angels did “come this time”, it was fulfilled two and a half month later when the seven written Seals were opened in March 1963. The corporal body of the Lord Jesus still remained on the Mercy Seat at that time, but Brother Branham met the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit, in the form of the Pillar of Fire every day in a private room to open one of the seven Seals, but to him alone. Then, at the evening of the same day, the Prophet came to the Branham Tabernacle and preached a tiny portion of that particular Seal under the anointing of one of those 7 Angels. He told us the reason why he could not reveal everything.

My, if - when I get in that room there and that anointing comes in, if I could write down what He-- what all goes on, I would be here for three months on one of the Seals. So I just strike the places and let it out just what it would seem to be that wouldn't choke the people, but yet not enough to hurt them, but just so that believing it would season the thing. You know what I mean.
187-1 THE SECOND SEAL -- JEFF. IN -- 63-0319

And now, the opening of the Seven Seals that was given by the Holy Spirit, the Seven Seals only was to make known what had been left off in the dispensations behind us.
145 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF. IN -- COD.1093 -- 64-0830.1M

We have seen where Brother Branham said: “But, there are seven other Seals that's on the back side of the Book...” The expression “on the back side” is connected to time, not the location of that other section. The Prophet explains that the meaning of it is that when the first section is finish and completed, then the other seven Seals will be loosed by the bloody Lamb after He has left the Mercy Seat. The first section, the Word written within, will be completed when the last one has received the Message and is sealed into the Body of Christ, then it's time for the seven other Seals to be loosed.

See, there's seven seals that's opened ; there's seven plagues, seven trumpets, all those sevens; and them seals we could take first . But then on the back of the Book is sealed with seven seals . Daniel heard the Voice as It thundered, and was forbidden to write it. John was forbidden to write it. But it was sealed on the backside of the Book, that is, AFTER all of the mysteries of the Book has been given out and revealed.
2 IN HIS PRESENCE -- JEFF.IN -- V-11 N-4 -- 62-0909E

How could there be only one section sealed with seven Seals as most ministers claim? The Prophet says clearly that AFTER the previously sealed mysteries of the Book have been revealed and given out, the backside of the Book is still sealed with seven Seals. This is plain enough that anyone can see that he is talking of two sections, one section following the other one, and both are sealed with seven Seals. The next quote tells of two first Seals, the one which was opened and the other one which has not yet been opened. This is the Prophet's one and only interpretation of Revelation 5:1.

Did you notice that when the seven seals, that followed the seven church ages; when the first seal was opened , that there was a thunder? The first seals in the Book was opened, there was a thunder. Would not the first seal on the outside Book open the same way? God doesn't change His program.
43-2 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

Two year old little Johnny wants to play outside, but his mother tells him that he must first pick up all his toys, and when he has put the last piece into the box, then he can go and play outside. This 2 year old little boy knows exactly the meaning of the “last piece,” he knows that he cannot go outside till he has put that last toy into the box. The following quote is one of many which make it abundantly clear that after the last sheep has come into the fold, then and only then will the Lamb come down from the mediatorial Seat to fulfill Revelation 5. How could Brother Branham say it so plainly that a 2 year old child would understand it, and ministers read and hear it and brush it aside as unimportant?

And when He brings the last one in... He's setting at the right hand of God tonight doing His mediatorial work. And when that last soul is saved that was redeemed and seen and knowed by God before the foundation of the world, when that last soul's saved, that closes the Book. Then the Lamb comes out and takes the Book out of the right hand of Him that sets upon the Throne. Then it's... then He's coming then. He's coming to the earth.
E-5 CHRIST IS IDENTIFIED THE SAME -- TAMPA FL. -- 64-0415 (April 1964)

Here is the other Sealsopening as obvious as it can be. When the last member has come into the Message and is saved and sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise until the day of Redemption , then the Lamb is coming to the earth to take the Book and open those other seven Seals on the back of the Book, and that will be the very day of Redemption . There are a few more quotes like this one in the first Seal and many more till the end of the Prophet's ministry. There are only two possibilities for any believer who reads a quote like this, either to accept it and believe what it says, or insinuate that Brother Branham was confused and did not know what he was talking about.

The answer to the “great puzzle” is indisputable. In March 1963, the Lamb came in the form of the Holy Spirit to open and to reveal the seven written Seals (written within the Bible) through Brother Branham which had the mystery, the explanation, the description and clarification of the coming of the Lord sealed up. Now we know and understand that when the last sheep has come into the fold and is saved and sealed, then the Lamb will gather all the saints of all ages together just before He leaves the Mercy Seat to come down and take the Book (the Lamb's Book of Life) out of the right hand of him on the Throne and redeem us fully according to our deeds recorded in that Book. The following quote confirms this fact again. In November 1963, nine month after the opening of the written Seals, the Prophet put the other Sealsopening most definitely into the future.

There's no more mercy; when the Lamb takes the Book , that's it; that's all of it; and it looks a whole lot like it could be now . Maybe we have another day. Maybe today's that day. Maybe tomorrow is the last... Maybe tonight's the last night. Maybe this is the last year . I don't know, friends. I'm telling you. I don't know. It'll never be told me, but when God takes that last name and redeems it from that Book of Life , that's all of it.
55-6 SOULS IN PRISON NOW -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-22 -- 63-1110M

Oh, you false teachers , listen at these tapes all these years and seen God confirm exactly what He said, and you set in your study and know it's the Truth, and because of your denominational differences, you dispute them and tell your people they're not so. Woe unto you. Your time is close at hand.
67 ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME -- JEFF.IN -- V-5 N-3 -- 65-0725M

At the time of Brother Branham's ministry, this quote was directed to ministers of different churches and denominations. But as any honest believer would have to admit, this quote is now very relevant within the Message of the hour, mainly among the ministers who read these easily understandable quotes and just ignore them because they are not concerned enough about the Word of God.



I firmly believe that the Prophet's teaching of two times seven Seals is the only possible answer to the “great puzzle”. In 2002, after I had studied Pastor X's publications, I sent some of the pamphlets and books which I had put together to him to share with him my revelation of the coming of the Lord. In one of the letters which I received from him, as expected, he also rejected the Prophet's one and only explanation of Revelation 5:1, which is two times 7 Seals opened at different times, but not without one of those typical contradictions we see everywhere. In the first part of his letter, he wrote:

Your comments on book 5 on Revelation 5:6-8:1, I do not believe was fulfilled in 1963, in the literal sense. The lamb is still on the throne. The blood is on the mercy seat, and Christ will remain there until the Rapture takes place. Brother Branham said that it was the seals foretold and he even desired to repeat the teachings of the seals, but never did.

We agree with that, but the contradiction came in the second part of this same letter.

...your quotations are put together to say that there are seven other seals to be revealed. I can take your projections and run it through the message and the word of God and show you many errors, but I do not think that is necessary, since the foundation of receiving such a revelation is incorrect. I will close this topic with a statement of Brother Branham where he said “I always thought it was sealed on the back of the Book and it'd be something wasn't wrote in the Book; but it turned out that it was made known that He cannot do that. It isn't something that's written in the Book...” I refer you to chapter 5 of Revelation, where it says that the book was written within and on the backside sealed with seven seals, even because it was a scroll, not a square book like we had today. Nowhere in that chapter spoke of 14 seals, seven inside and seven outside, and if you will notice Brother Branham after 1963 and the opening of the seals never made mentioned about seven other seals to be revealed. He made those comments before the book was open and when these thing was not clear to him and corrected some of those statements after the opening of the seals.

In the first part of his letter, Brother X wrote that Revelation 5:6 to 8:1 has not yet been fulfilled, but then he denies that it ever will happen in the future. That would actually cancel the manifestation of those Scriptures altogether. According to him, they have not been completed yet, but they will not be fulfilled either, never ever. They make this part of the Bible an outright non-event, it is only a story that's written on a page of paper in the Bible, that is all, and the Prophet was supposed to be really confused about this subject before the opening of the Seals in 1963. I say purposely “ They ”, that is because not only Brother X, but thousands of ministers in the Message all over the world would say the same. The majority of those ministers would not admit that openly, many are not even aware that they fall into this same category, but indirectly they take a stand for the same confusion.

They preach that the next thing is the resurrection of the dead and the changing of the bodies of the living saints, and then the Rapture to meet the Lord Jesus in the air when He comes from the Mercy Seat. They cut out the “greatest day in human history”, the day of our Redemption, which will be the day of the other Sealsopening to loose the seven Seals on the back side of the Book. They don't seem to realize and understand that all the saints of all the seven church ages are waiting in the Heavens right now for that gathering behind the curtain of time to be judged in righteousness.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die ,
but after this the judgment :

Whatever they taught, I did too." And them people screamed and said, "We know that, and we know we're going with you someday back to earth." Said, "Jesus will come , and you'll be judged according to the Word that you preached us. And then, if you are accepted at that time, which you will be," and said, "then you will present us to Him as your trophies of your ministry." Said, "You will guide us to Him, and all together we'll go back to the earth to live forever."
213 TEN VIRGINS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211M

All those Bride members, those who have “overcome” their enemy as it is mentioned seven times in Revelation 2 and 3, we all will receive our rewards at that event. Their names are also in the Lamb's Book of life, not only ours. The opening of the seven written Seals was for the members of the end time Bride only, but at the loosening of the other seven Seals, all the saints of all the ages will be present to be judged and redeemed.

Here is the Book of Redemption. Here is the plan of Redemption. Here is the only way you'll ever be redeemed, for there is the title deed to Redemption of the whole Heavens and earth. “Let him come forward, if he will.” Oh my... And it came from Adam, all the way down through all the Apostles, and Prophets, and everything else, and nobody was found. Now what about that? Nobody in Heaven, nobody on earth, nobody that ever lived. Elijah was standing there. Moses was standing there. All the Apostles were standing there. All the ones that had died-- all the holy man and Job and the Sages. Everyone was standing there, and nobody was worthy even to look at the Book, let alone take It and break the Seals!
93-1 THE BREACH -- JEFF. IN -- 63-0317.2E

Everyone was standing there. ” Every true and fore-ordained believer will knowingly, willingly and eagerly number himself or herself with that multitude of the whole Bride of all ages . It is logical that the last fore-ordained saint is also incorporated in that group and will be a partaker at this gathering. Therefore, it is still a future event, and those who will miss it will be cast into outer darkness.

In his letter, Brother X mentioned once again a quote found in “Spiritual Food In Due Season” which is supposed to cancel anything pertaining to two times seven Seals opened at different times. I say “once again” because there are many Message believers all over the world who are using this same quote, preached on the 18 th of July 1965, for the same purpose. The Prophet said:

Then back out there at the beginning of the Seven Seals, when those seven Angels come down in that pyramid form, stood there, and told me to return back here and speak on those Seven Seals. He'd be with me. He showed me what they were, the lost things. I always thought it was sealed on the back of the Book and it'd be something wasn't wrote in the Book ; but it turned out that it was made known that He cannot do that. It isn't something that's written in the Book... It's something that's been hid in the Book. "For whosoever shall take one Word from It or add one word to It..." So it is a mystery that's been in the Book in these seven church ages .

Then what? Ruth was rewarded. That's when we'll be rewarded. That's what this seven - sealed Book is going to open up to us. What is these things? They're mysteries . They're not wrote in the Word; they have to be revealed by the Holy Spirit; but if you'll notice, actually, they are revealed all down through the Scriptures , but they been hid from the people.
118 REV.CHAP.5 PART 2 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 747-793 -- 61-0618

There must have been a time when Brother Branham thought that the second section on the back was outside the Book. But the Lord corrected him and made it known that the other section is also part of this Book. It is not something that is written (it is separate from the written Word), but it is hid in the Book. The Prophet received this correction long before July 1965, as we can see in the last quote in Revelation 5 part 2, which was preached in June 1961. The meaning is exactly the same as we have seen in that quote in “Spiritual food in due season” which is supposed to cancel and delete the sermon “Is this the time of the end Sir?” and every other quote which refers to two times seven Seals opened at different times. This cancellation argument is totally unfounded and it is a big error. How could Brother Branham be confused about such an important part of his ministry till July 1965?

Another minister wrote to me about the same subject, also referring to the quote in “Is this the time of the end, Sir?” where Brother Branham explains the seven written Seals which is the manifestation of the seven Angels of the seven churches, and the other seven Seals on the backside of the Book. The following statements are a few extracts from his lengthy letter.

Now from this statement it is obvious that the Prophet is stating that there are Seven written Seals, and there are Seven Seals that are on the backside of the Bible, in other words, Seven Seals sealing up the mysteries written inside of the Bible, and Seven other Seals sealing up the Divine mysteries that are not written in the Bible. And the first question that comes to mind is. What was the Prophet referring to, when he speaks of Seven written Seals and Seven Seals on the back side, outside of the Bible?

...Now we have to take the prophet for what he is saying, and we must ask ourselves whether this statement is scriptural or not: another thing we need to ask ourselves is, if this statement is found to be unscriptural, does it disqualify William Branham as a Prophet of God? (GOD FORBID). I want to declare that this statement is unscriptural, yet it does not disqualify William Branham from being a True Prophet of God.

Let us examine Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals .

Now the scripture says explicitly that there is a [one] book in the hand of God in which there are things written inside, and things written on the outside, and that the contents of this book was sealed with seven seals, not 2x Seven Seals as stated by the Prophet, and believed by you. I admire your support and respect for God's Prophet, and your confidence in him, but I believe that your support and confidence is misapplied in this case, because the Prophet himself said that if he ever said anything contrary to the scriptures, believe the scriptures.

First of all, the Bible does not say “written inside,” and things “written on the outside.” It says on the backside of the Book which gives a completely different meaning. This minister is telling me that he knows more about the interpretation of the written Word than the one who is appointed by the Lord Jesus Himself to reveal all the mysteries of the Bible.

So the prophet was presuming before 1963, but after the preaching of the Seals, he said that the Bible became a new book and he became a new man. Therefore the prophet was presuming in that Message entitled “IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END?”

He continued to tell me that those statements of the Prophet were made in error which he corrected in 1965 in “Spiritual food in due season,” referring to the same quotation which we have examined already. I pointed out to him that in “False anointed ones in the endtime” (preached 1 week AFTER “Spiritual food in due season”), the Prophet said that that was the most straightest message to the church since the message of “SIRS, WHAT TIME IS IT?” His reply was:

The Prophet was simply saying that the MESSAGE FALSE ANOINTED ONES IN THE ENDTIME was the straightest message that he had ever preached, and he compared it to the message “SIRS WHAT TIME IS IT”. I can say Amen to that and still see an error in the statement of the Prophet, because I love Brother Branham and believe him to be a Prophet sent from God: I am simply being obedient to HIS councel which says that if he says anything contrary to the Word, stay with the Word.

And then this tape... (I suppose the boys are making the tape.) and if you happen to get the tape, whoever is listening to the tape, remember, if something is puzzling to you, don't say it 'less it's on the tape . Don't say something contrary to what's on the tape .
4-2 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

When, three or four months beforehand, " Sirs, What Time Is It ?," said we'd go out there, and seven Angels would meet, and come back and the--the Book of the Seven Seals would be opened. And standing right there with Brother Fred Sothmann, that just said, "amen" there, standing there by him, why, I told them, "There'd be a noise that'd shake the country." And I said, "It'll be there. It's THUS SAITH THE LORD ." It's on tapes, tapes, tapes, from Phoenix all the way around. " It's THUS SAITH THE LORD ."
148 THE ABSOLUTE -- SHREVEPORT.LA -- V-17 N-10 -- 63-1201M

You remember "What-- What Time Is It, Sir ?" How many ever heard it, say, "Amen." Was it exactly right ? Then we've got the revelation in this last days for the message of the Lord God to gather His Bride together .
29-1 INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE -- SHP.LA -- V-2 N-15 -- 65-1125

These three quotes speak very plainly for themselves. The first one is a stern warning not to tamper with the contents of that tape, and the second quotation tells us that that sermon is “Thus saith the Lord.” The third quote, preached four month after the so-called “cancellation” sermon (“Spiritual food in due season), Brother Branham said that the revelation needed to gather the Bride together lays in that sermon. That's good enough for me and every other uncompromising believer.

It is evident that this great confusion and these misunderstandings existed already while the Prophet was still alive. The ministers who were close to Brother Branham missed to keep themselves up to date on this most important straight and narrow path where the Prophet revealed the mysteries.

...trumpets are let loose on the Jews (Don't you see?), not on the Gentiles. The Gentile, when them Seals was opened is sealed away. Time has ended; the Church is called .
24-4 FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-16 -- 64-0719M

This is one of those quotes which has been swept under the carpet thousands of times. Six weeks after the Prophet said that, a puzzled believer was asking Brother Branham for a clarification.

339. Now, if time ceases when the Seals were opened, then--is... If time ceased (pardon me) when the Seals were opened, then the millennium is also--then the millennium is also finished, is it not?
No, no. Time didn't cease when the Seals were opened . Misunderstood it. What happened, the mysteries was revealed, not time ceased. See?...
1092-Q-339 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 64-0830M

The previously hidden and sealed mysteries written in the Bible was revealed by the voice of the seventh angel when the written Seals were opened, that we know how to prepare for the end when time will cease, and the last one has come in and the church is called. Then we will gather behind the curtain of time and be joined with all the dead in Christ of all ages and we welcome our Kinsman Redeemer when he comes down from the Mercy Seat to take that other section on the backside of the Book (the Lamb's Book of Life) from the right hand of Him on the Throne and open them Seals.

And now, the opening of the Seven Seals that was given by the Holy Spirit , the Seven Seals only was to make known what had been left off in the dispensations behind us...
And if the Seven Seals pertained to the seven churches , it had to be already past , because we're in the Laodicea church age... And the Seven Seals was only revealing what they had left off back there, and it opened up what they had left: what Luther left, what Wesley left, and all the reformers, and Pentecostals, and down to the present time.
1093-141 TO 146 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD – 64-0830M

The following quotes is another example of the “great puzzle” as Brother X calls it. From the 1960 th till today, this great confusion has prevailed all over the world and it will rob millions of believers of the promise of their full redemption. They know nothing about it, because the ministers cannot see or accept Brother Branham's explanation of one single verse of Scripture, Revelation 5:1.

He come forth and took the Book ; then intercession is over. He's off the throne. There's no more Blood on the mercy seat , and then what is it? Judgment seat .
332-3 {394} FOURTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0321

People will still come to the altar ; they'll still cry out, but it won't do no good . See? It'll be gone. See? It'll be over. There won't be no mercy . Remember that. "And the sanctuary becomes smokey." "He that's filthy is filthy still, he that's righteous is righteous still, and he that's holy is holy still." There's no more mercy ; when the Lamb takes the Book , that's it; that's all of it; and it looks a whole lot like it could be now . Maybe we have another day. Maybe today's that day .
55-6 SOULS IN PRISON NOW -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-22 -- 63-1110M

The Lamb coming forth to take the Book did not happen in March 1963, neither in November 1963 when this sermon was preached. We are still waiting for Him to come forth from the Mercy Seat to take the Book after the last one on that Book has been made holy. Woe unto those outside then!

348. Brother Branham, some say mercy is over and no one can be saved. Now, is this true ? (I'm glad I got this one.) We watch and pray-- we watch the prayer lines, and it seems some are still finding mercy . Now, that's the first question, you got two.
"Is mercy over ?" Don't never think that . See? Just keep right on doing everything you can until you're taken away . See?
"We notice in the prayer line some's finds mercy ." Sure. Mercy's--the doors are open ...
And now, where I think you get it, is about the finishing of the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals being loosed . See? The Seven Seals, it's manifested what takes place has-- what has took place . The seventh church age, we're at the end of the seventh church age. When I say the end, that doesn't mean it's this very hour , this very minute.
1105-Q-348 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 64-0830M

If there is only one Sealsopening like almost everybody claims, then these quotes would contradict themselves to such an extend that it would render the Message senseless and useless. Let us look at one more example. Revelation 5 will take place after the church ages are finish and completed.

Now, now, we're going to turn to the 5th chapter . Now, this is not the Seven Seals. It is the "Breach Between the Church Ages and the Seven Seals ."
70-5 {23} THE BREACH -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317E

Now, notice: But it's to be revealed when the Lamb leaves His intercessory place from the Father. (Now, that's Revelation 5 ). Now, He takes the Book of Seals , the Book of Seals or a Book sealed with Seals, breaks them and shows them (look) at the end of the age now, after the intercessory is over; the church ages has done finished up .
126-3 {61} THE FIRST SEAL -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0318

The end of Revelation 3 is also the end of the seven church ages. In Revelation 4:1, the living saints will be caught up to meet the dead saints. In Revelation 5:6 we will see the bloody Lamb appearing from the right hand of the Father, and He will be worthy to take the Book. Then in chapter 6 He will open those other seven Seals on the backside of the Book by which we will be fully redeemed.

391. Brother Branham, have you made statements recently concerning that church age has ended , Laodicea ?
No, I never said it's ended . If I did, you misunderstood, or I said it wrong. It is--this is the last church age; it's the end of church ages, the Laodicea. It hasn't ended; when it ends, the church is gone . So as long as the church is here, it hasn't ended . See?
1160-Q-391 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 64-0830E

Brother Branham explained that the opening of those seven Seals will take place at the beginning of the last 3 ½ years for Israel, after the Gospel has gone back to the Jews again. Those Jews under the Altar, mentioned in the 5th Seal, can only receive their white robes when God is finish with the Gentiles and is dealing with the Jews again.



There are many different doctrines about the Headstone, or the Capstone as it is also called. Some say that the Message is the Capstone, others believe that it will be the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church, and the third version is that It is the Lord Jesus in His physical, corporal body. The “Capstone” is not mentioned in the Bible, that name is connected to the great pyramid in Egypt. The Prophet explained that Enoch built that pyramid, it is constructed like a Bible in itself with all the scriptural mysteries somehow built into it. Enoch did built that pyramid purposely without the capstone, because he had the revelation that the Messiah would not be accepted when He came to His Own. God blinded them that we, the Gentiles, can also have salvation by His grace.

Why wasn't the capstone put on it, the headstone, the top of it? Because He was rejected when He come. He was the rejected Stone. That's right. But it will be capped. That's right.
32 ADOPTION OR PLACING -- JEFF. IN -- 60-0522.2E

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

This is one of the Scriptures which show us that they did not really reject the miracles which Jesus did, but the Man was the stumblingstone, the rock of offence. This uneducated Galilean, this simple carpenter from Nazareth, that is the part which they could not accept. We know that the Messiah is God, but He is also a Man. It is the fullness of God in the Man, that makes Him the Messiah. There can't be a question about that, the Capstone was that Man. He suffered and died as a Man, He was buried and rose again from the dead on the third day, and after forty days, He ascended bodily up to Heaven, to the right hand of the Father's Throne. He is the one and only Mediator between God and men. None of us can be saved without that bloody Sacrifice on the Altar in Heaven.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

Before His death, the Lord Jesus told His disciples that He would pray the Father, and He shall give them another Comforter Who would abide with them forever. He explained that this would be the Spirit of truth Whom the world cannot receive, but they should know Him because “He dwelleth with you”. He actually told them that this Spirit is the One which is in Him, and later this same Spirit shall be in them. The Lord Jesus told them that He Himself would come back to them in Spirit form.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Jesus ascended up to Heaven and He sat down on the Mercy Seat, and His Spirit left the Body, He divided Himself into two. His Body remained on the Mercy Seat to be the Mediator and High Priest while His Spirit came back to the earth on the day of Pentecost to fulfill His promise to come back to them and be in them as their Guide and Comforter. The Lord divided Himself to do two works at the same time, His body in Heaven as the Mediator, and His Spirit on earth as the Guide and Leader.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in
Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone,
a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is
become the head stone of the corner.

One part of the Headstone, the Lord Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit, became the foundation Stone for the new building, the New Testament church. Those who believe that the Man Jesus died for our sins, and repent and are baptized, they shall be baptized with the very life of the foundation Stone. As the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 12:13 and Romans 8:9b:

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body...
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

When the individual believer has been baptized with the Holy Spirit, then he or she is sealed with the earnest, the downpayment, until the day of our Redemption when we will receive our own promised inheritance. During the seven church ages, which extended over the last 2000 years since the start of the church on the day of Pentecost, there have been a lot of greatly anointed believers and many powerful outpourings and manifestations of the Holy Spirit upon the believers in every age.

...the Bride Church will mature, and her ripeness shall be an identification with her Lord by means of the Word, and her Head Who will come to her is the Mystery of Godliness , Which indeed is Christ...

We are living now at the time of the end of the last age, at the end of the third Seal, in the first fold of the threefold coming of the Lord. We are ripening by means of the Word in Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Temperance and Patience. Here we are waiting patiently for the last soul to come into the fold, and for the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain outpouring. Then we will come to the second fold, when Christ, our Head, will come among us to lead us to the virtue of Godliness.

...And as the false church with all cunning and diabolical power made up of political force, physical force and demons of darkness come against this true vine, the true vine with the fullness of the Spirit and the Word will do the very acts of power that Jesus did...

Then the fourth Seal will start when the pale horse rider will come against the true church to destroy her at the time of the squeeze. But the Pillar of Fire, the great Jehovah “flying Eagle” among the end time saints will bring a restoration of the same power as the fathers had after Pentecost, that same faith which was once delivered unto those saints, and the Holy Spirit will bring us to the full stature of the perfect Man. The Spirit of the “flying eagle” upon us will lead us to overcome the enemy.

... Then as she nears her Headstone , becoming like Him through the Word, Jesus will come that the bride and Groom may be forever united as one .

Then we come to the time to meet the Headstone . The latter rain outpouring of the full power of the Holy Spirit is to bring us to the perfection and the capping of the individual saints, but that is not the coming of the Headstone as many teach. All the other saints of all ages cannot be perfected until we come to the full stature of the perfect man, then the perfected living saints will join the dead in Christ yonder at the Judgment Seat of Christ to welcome back the Headstone at His second coming. This will be the third fold when he will come as the Headstone, the Judge, and the Kinsman Redeemer.

The Lord Jesus, the Messiah and Headstone was rejected at His first coming. Without any doubt, it was the physical MAN who they refused to accept. Seeing that the Lord Jesus came that way as the Capstone or Headstone the first time, He will surely come in the same way and form the second time. Hebrews 13:8 does also apply to the Headstone, He will come the same as at His first coming. Except for a very few, most of His own Message believers will reject the Headstone again.

He will come physically in a body form some day, the same Jesus, went away. The Spirit will be taken from the church back to the body of Christ, and he will return again in physical form, just as he went away, the same Jesus eating, and drinking with-- and talking with His disciples.

See John left the earth now. Christ had left the earth... in the form of the Holy Spirit and had returned back into the Body again. Today the Body sits there as a memorial, as a sacrifice.
120 REVELATION, CHAPTER 4 PART 1 -- JEFF. IN -- ROJC 571 -- 60-1231

2 Thessal.2:7 ...only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

The Body and the Spirit of the Lord Jesus will come together to make Him the Headstone again, the separation will be reversed when the work of the Holy Spirit will be completed on earth. Therefore, at the end of the second fold, the Holy Spirit will leave the earth and enter His Body to be like He was before He ascended up to Heaven. At His second coming, the Headstone will be the same as what He was at His first coming, except that His corporal Body will be glorified. His body will not be in the “likeness of sinful flesh” as He was when He came the first time before the crucifixion.

Many in the Message, mainly the followers of the “Parousia” doctrine, claim that the Message which was preached by the Prophet is the Capstone. They try to use the following quote as their evidence.

It will be a Prophet as thoroughly vindicated, or even more thoroughly vindicated than was any Prophet in all the ages from Enoch to this day, because this man will of necessity have the capstone prophetic ministry, and God will show him forth.

The dictionary explains the meaning of the word “prophetic” to be ”accurately predicting the future”. This quote says that the ministry of the Prophet is to accurately predict, explain and clarify that future event of the coming of the Capstone before it takes place. How else would we know and find out the facts about His coming? The Message is not the coming of the Headstone, neither is it the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that will all take place before the coming of the Headstone.

But at the time of the latter rain, the individual saints will be capped by the Holy Spirit. Because the full Word was preached in this end-time, every true believer must come individually to the full stature of the perfect Man, into the precise image and likeness of the Lord Jesus.

And when you have faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, and brotherly love, then the Holy Ghost comes down and seals you as a unit , as same as He seals the church ages as a unit . The way He makes His Bride is the way He makes His individual: made out of the same material, like Eve was made out of Adam, a rib from the side.
21-2 BLASPHEMOUS NAMES -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-21 -- 62-1104M

The Holy Spirit capped off the individual and seal it, when we added to our faith... That's how He makes the individual, and caps him and seals him with the Holy Spirit .
Then, if that be so, He's got seven church ages, that He's had seven mysteries that's been sounded away, and they fought for, to bring back. And now the Headstone comes, to cap off the church . Does the Thunders mean that, my brethren?
47-3 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR? -- JEFF. IN -- 62-1230.2E

This capping or sealing of the individual believers will be a refilling of the Holy Spirit to fuse all these virtues together which we have added during our journey with the Lord. But it will be the earnest until the day of our individual redemption when the Headstone comes down to unite with His Body which is all the saints of all ages, when we receive the fullness of God, the same baptism that Jesus had.

The dynamics of this church will be a refilling of the Holy Spirit, that we have worked in a small measure, while the Headstone is coming down to unite with the Body.

The ministry of the Holy Spirit at the first and second fold of the threefold coming of the Lord is for the end-time Bride only. But at the third fold, the Headstone is coming to unite with the whole Bride, with the entire Body of the Lord Jesus. All those saints of all ages have been looking for the coming of the Lord during their life-time, that was not entirely in vain, they all will be there and take part at the coming down of the Headstone. To say otherwise is a deceiving false doctrine.

Sometime the Capstone will return, the Head of all of it, and receive the Bride unto Himself; which the woman is took from the man, a part of the man.

The Headstone is the physical Lord Jesus Who will leave the Mercy Seat one day and come down to meet all the saints of all ages behind the Curtain of time. The whole building, the Body of Christ, will be made up of these “lively stones” (1 Peter 2:5). The Headstone will be the last one to come and be added to cap this “spiritual House”. We will be united as one Body first (not one Spirit) like husband and wife, then He will incarnate Himself as the Eternal Spirit (ZOE) into His Bride to make the union and Oneness complete. The “Son of David” will remain on His Own Throne throughout Eternity.

Jesus stand the Headstone on the Throne, when His saints has crowned Him the King of kings, the Lord of lords, and He's the Headstone.
56-3 FUTURE HOME -- JEFF. IN -- 64-0802

When Jesus incarnates Himself in His people, the very Life that was in Christ is in this person.
204-6 {205} SECOND.SEAL.THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0319

He has been doing the work of the Kinsman Redeemer, but there will come a time that when the redeeming work will be over, and when the redeeming work is over, then He leaves the throne of God, where He's seated now, but that's not His throne. "He that overcometh shall set with Me in My throne as I have overcome and have set down on My Father's throne." That is not His throne. That belongs to Spirit, God. Christ, the Lamb, it doesn't belong to Him. He is the incarnate God (See?), which is the same God made incarnate.
233-1 {29} THIRD.SEAL.THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0320

EPHESIANS.3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God



It is very depressing to know that such a few precious Message believers know about the third fold of the threefold coming of the Lord. Most ministers of the five fold ministry totally ignore our Brothers and Sisters who took such a gallant stand against the enemy during the seven church ages. They talk lightly about the saints who suffered the most horrible persecutions, but when they themselves are faced with any opposition, then they are quick to pull back. How can one read the Sealsbook and not realize that all the saints of all ages are included at the opening of those Seals?

Who are all those people involved in the first three Seals who overcame the white horse rider, and the others who overcame the other horse riders? Who is that great multitude of people in Revelation 5, those who are not worthy to look at the Book, and then witness the appearing of the bloody Lamb and praise and worship the Lord? Who else could that be, but the Bride? Who else could sing that song: ”... for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” The answer seems to be very easy and obvious.

But now, in this rapturing time like this (see?), there will have to come a time now that this Bride will—that rejects the Head's part of the Bride—will have to suffer for her rejection, because the Gospel wasn't made plain to them back there, like it's made plain to you today. See? You see it so plain. You done had all of those years and examples, the Seals opened, the church's age laid out , and everything like that. It's just so plain you can't miss it. See? And then, if you fully reject it, there's only one thing do, suffer for it.
303 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF. IN -- COD 1128 -- 64-0830.1M

It is depressing to see that the greater majority of the Message believers all over the world seem to head for the suffering which the Prophet predicted. He preached all the time that we as individuals must get ready, the responsibility lays foremost with ourselves. We have the tapes and books, we as individuals must make sure that what we hear from the ministers is according to the Message. The Apostle Paul gives as a very good example about that. In Philippians 2:9 to 11, Paul is teaching the church about this same third fold of the coming of the Lord that we are talking about. In verse 12 he tells them how important it is and how they must prepare for their own salvation at that time.

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your
own salvation with fear and trembling

Paul was not the Pastor of that church, he wrote to them as the messenger of the first church age. He did not tell them to believe and obey what someone else said, but what he said, and to work out their very own salvation with fear and trembling according to his Message. That also applies to us.

Whether it's popularity, whether it's our church, whether it's our friends... whether it's our preacher; all other ground is sinking sands. Christ, alone! And every man that's ever amounted to anything in this great battlefield of strife, has been men and women who stood alone on them convictions. When everything else failed and fell around them, they still stood.

And if we had to stand it alone, stand it, for it's God's Word. Every man that ever got anywhere, had to stand, alone, on his convictions only. That's not in the partnership. There's only One Who will walk it with you, and that's Him Who made the statement. The Lord Jesus, He's the One that'll trod the valley with you.

It's not up to the Branham Tabernacle, neither is it up to any other church. It's up to you, as an individual, to be ready at the Coming of the Lord. You must be ready. I must be ready.
119 THE SUDDEN, SECRET GOING AWAY... -- JEFF. IN -- 58-1002.1M

And then when man receives the Truth, hits the right highway and starts moving on, and find these realities, moving on, what does it do? The unbelieving brother, he'll look at him, it's like he's... He, he can't accept it. If he does, he has to leave his church. If he leaves his church, he stands alone.

So really, a real borned again Christian is almost a wanderer ; in the sight of the world he's a renegade. But in the sight of God he's precious . Wish we had time to go to Hebrews 11...
61 FIVE IDENTIFICATIONS -- JEFF.IN -- V-9 N-5 -- 60-0911E

You throw aside everything and open up the channel and say, “God, Your Word is Eternally true, and It's for me. If the whole church fails, if the whole world fails, yet I can't fail, because I'm taking Your Word.”

I tell you, salvation is an individual affair with man and God alone: one individual, searching out our own salvation with fear and trembling. And I know no other basis, as a teacher this morning, or as a minister from Christ, than to lay it down upon the Word. I cannot place it on anything else.
19-1 THE INDICTMENT -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0707

You're Mine; I'll raise you up in the last day... There it is-the revelation. Not them, but him; an individual; not a group, an individual. All hell's against it.

Don't put your confidence in a man. When that man leaves the Word of God, you leave the man. See, you leave the man. Stay with God. God is the Word.
172 INFLUENCE -- SHREVEPORT LA -- 63-1130.1M

“We belong to this, and we belong to that.” That don't mean one thing to God. It's you as an individual, before God. If... You've got to stand on your own feet. You're the one that has to make the testimony. Each one of you has to do that, answer to God for the Revelation.

We could add many more pages with quotes like these few. Most Message believers do not check what they hear or read to make sure that it is according to the words of the Prophet. Large numbers are not aware that one day they will have to give an personal account of their own revelation of the Message to the Lord. The worst shortcoming is the shortage of the baptism with the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit would urge the believers to search and check and also understand the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit:
for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is
of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit is a absolute must, then the Message will open up and the “buzzer” will tell us what is right and what is wrong, as the Prophet explained. We cannot solely rely on any Pastor, minister or any other person for the salvation of our souls, except the vindicated Prophet.

In the June 2004 “Catch the vision” issue, which is published monthly by Voice Of God Recordings in Jeffersonville, Brother Joseph Branham explained his reservations about churches and preaching and his preference for the stored up eagle food on the tapes. He explained his stand by writing:

How will you be able to recognize the wright from the wrong? By listening to the Message, just as it was brought by God's prophet. We must listen to the tapes, because “Faith cometh by hearing.” At the same time, the prophet has also reminded us, “Hearing is not faith!” HEARING ONLY BRINGS THE WORD THAT PRODUCES THE FAITH. The true believer will hear it, recognize it, and act on it...
Listen to the tapes; keep yourself in the right atmosphere, and if something comes along that doesn't sound exactly like the Word that you've been feeding on, then get away from it. You can only recognize the Word if you have been feeding on the Word.

That is very sound advice, those tapes and Spoken Word books have also been my absolute since 1977 when I came to the Message. It has been the only stay through the many dangers, toils and snares we have already come, and it will lead us all the way to the coming of the Lord. But it is depressing to know that hundreds of thousands precious people who we call Brothers and Sisters are in the dark about the most important part of the Message. Here is one example.

Many years ago, I discussed the Message with one of my relatives in Germany who belonged to the Lutheran church. In this conversation, we also spoke about the coming of the Lord, and to my surprise, this Lutheran told me that they understand that the Lord will come for the Judgment of the righteous. I was astounded to hear that from a Lutheran, I asked for more details, but this person did not know anymore about it. Years later I asked a Methodist Pastor the same question, “what do you expect the coming of the Lord to be?” He gave me the same answer, that the Lord Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead, but he also could not define it any further. Then I read somewhere where the Pope said the same thing, I could hardly believe it till I realized that this part of the coming of the Lord is in the Apostle's creed. It says that Jesus rose from the dead, then went up to Heaven to sit on the right hand of God, from whence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

We do not believe the Apostles creed, Brother Branham had nothing good to say about it. But that part of the Lord's coming to judge the living and the dead is perfectly Scriptural (2Timothy 4:1 etc.), and according to the Message, it is exactly as the Prophet explained the experience he had behind the Curtain of time. It is not only sad and depressing, but outright embarrassing to find out that the Lutherans, Methodists and even the Pope know more about the coming of the Lord than the greater part of the Message believers do, who have all the detailed explanations about this crucial subject.

On the first of December 2008, I happened to see on the Vatican website a speech delivered by the Pope, explaining the season of Advent. Here is a part of his lecture, and quotes from the Prophet.

Advent, he said, should be a reminder to all Christians that Jesus will come to us again, and at a time that only God knows, each will be called to account for his life...

Christ is coming. Watch the end; just keep steady. Don't notice what's going on now. Watch what's going to go on out yonder at the end time, when we're going to have to stand and give an account for our lives.

...they don't know what minute we might be called or summoned to answer for our lives on high.

I am amazed to see what the Pope says, I fully understand what Bro. Branham says, and I am prepared for that greatest of all events, but what about my fellow Message believers? I have never yet heard a Message minister preach that, no not once in more than 3 decades!

A few years ago, I have seen a video which was taken at a well known Message church. The Pastor of that church had invited a Jewish Rabbi from Jerusalem to talk about the different instruments and things which they are preparing for the new Temple . But on this particular video, he spoke about the end-time and the coming of the Messiah. Again, I was astounded to hear what this Rabbi said:

According to Malachi 4, Elijah must first come and introduce the Messiah... The key of Redemption is the Words out of the mouth of the Messiah and the redemption will be a uniting of the soul. The Jews and the Gentiles will be redeemed, and the Exodus out of Egypt was one example for every Redemption, but there will come a great Redemption... The Redemption is a Judgment where the whole family will see the images of everyone's entire life, all the loved ones will see what we really were, it will be like seeing a film of ourselves, and we will give an account.

Every word this Rabbi said, and the whole concept and explanation is so spot on that it could have been taken from the Prophet's tapes. Here are just two examples, there are many more.

...and the recording Angel standing there by the side of Christ - just a dream now - and I was watching, and their names was on there. And 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.” ...and there was a new world and the joys. Said, “Enter into the joys of the Lord that's been for you... yours since the foundation of the world.”
453-5 THE SIXTH SEAL -- JEFF. IN -- 63-0323

Oh, God, do they realize that every word we say, scientifically proven, it's on a record, and it starts when we start living in this earth; it ends when we die; and it's put in God's album to be played back again at the Judgment? How are we going to escape it, the damnation of God, if the thing has been made so clear before us and yet we turn it down. Oh, dear God, these words never die; they go on and on. The record will be played at the day of the Judgment. You seen those hands that went up, Father. It'll be right there at the day of Judgment. Also what their heart was thinking will be there at the day of Judgment.
43-4 THINGS THAT ARE TO BE -- RIALTO CA -- 65-1205

On another video, this Pastor picked up the remarks made by this Rabbi and he tried to “correct” the very truth this Rabbi had proclaimed. It was very disheartening to hear this Paster say:

The expectations of the Rabbis is that the key of Redemption is the Word out of the mouth of the Messiah... the coming is His Voice, He is not coming back in that physical Body... You will not see Him in that physical Body, the Word has come, the Messiah has arrived, we are already united... we are already married, we are already pregnated.

Those who believe this Pastor will see the Lord in His physical Body at the White Throne Judgment, in the company of all the other foolish virgins. This Pastor squeezed the three folds of the coming of the Lord into the first fold. How could the forerunner of the Lord's coming fulfill the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the day of Redemption? This confused and seemingly hopeless situation we see in the Message is very sad and distressing, Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics and Jewish Rabbis know more about the coming of the Lord than hundreds of thousands of precious Message believers who have the very facts at their fingertips and the opportunity of the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The reason for this situation is the sad fact that the ministers have missed, ignored or refused to accept the Prophet's interpretation of one single verse of Scripture, Revelation 5:1.



Recently, during a discussion with some believers, I wondered once again why such a few of them appear to be able to understand this seemingly simple concept of two times seven Seals opened at different times. After all, it is by far the most important doctrine. I prayed sincerely and asked that the Lord should give me something to explain it differently that everyone, the Sisters also and even the children could understand it. The Word of God cannot, and is not so complicated that only a few can grasp It. A thought came to my mind to make up a little story, just a parable as we could call it.

Brother A and Brother B have heard about a great convention which is supposed to take place soon. They have heard that some of the best speakers are invited to be preaching, and there is a big all-inclusive program planed. They are very keen to find out all about this convention and they try very hard to get two programs with all the details and times and everything. Brother A managed to get the programs, and both of them study it very carefully. They are amazed, everything is explained in the minutest details. All the events, the preaching, Gospel concerts, Communion, testimony meetings, special healing services, transport and accommodation free of charge. Three free meals a day and much, much more, everything thinkable was taken care of and is listed in this program. These two Brothers are very exited about this excellently planed convention, they had never seen anything as great as this one, they study and read this program that is written on these sheets of paper again and again and marvel at such a well organized convention. They agree that there must be a special blessing from the Lord on this most notable event and on those who have been instrumental to put all this together and organize and oversee such a brilliant program.

After some further studies, Brother B tells Brother A that they must not miss a convention like this one, they should make arrangements as soon as possible to make sure they are booked in. Brother A looks at him rather perplexed and said: “What do you mean by making arrangements? What else do you want? We got all the previously hidden mysteries about this convention right before us, it is written here on this paper, it includes absolutely everything, What more do you want?” Brother A continues lecturing Brother B, reminding him that they did hear about this convention, and everybody else was exited about it, but they did not know what it was all about. Then he got this all-embracing programs concerning these meetings, and now every one of those mysteries is solved, unveiled and exposed. Brother A is very adamant, he carries on: “There is no need whatsoever for any more mysteries to be revealed , the whole plan and agenda is unsealed and disclosed in this program.”

Brother B is puzzled, he tries once again and he said: “My dear Brother A, we have been very good friends for such a long time, but I don't understand you anymore. We both can see that this program reveals everything about this convention, the minutest details of it, there is nothing more to be revealed as far as this convention is concerned, the entire explanation is written within this program. But my dear Brother A, can't you see, after all, this is just the program, it isn't the actual meeting...”

Brother A interrupts him sternly, he holds this piece of paper under Brother B's nose and jabs the writing on the program repeatedly with his finger while he continues to holler that all these formerly unknown puzzles, questions and secrets have been exposed and completely revealed, there is no want at all for anything more to come, it's complete and fulfilled, it is all “ written within ” this program and anything else must be a false and deceiving interpretation of these facts and truth.

They continued this seemingly senseless argument till they parted divided, Brother A is stubbornly insisting that the written program contains all he needs to know, he does not want to hear anymore about another something to come, that sounds like a false doctrine to him. He thinks that Brother B has become a crazy and unreasonable man, he does not want to have any more dealings with him.

Brother B wonders what's wrong with Brother A, why does he insist that the program is everything, and he refuses to consider to go to the actual convention, to the real event which has been so well explained and “unsealed” and “written within” the program? This convention which should have blessed both of them has now caused a split and a unresolvable division between them.

To many, this little story may sound silly, but the sad fact is that possibly over 90% of the followers of this Message all over the world are like Brother A. Most of them do not even know the difference and what the Seals is all about, they just take what the pastor says, and his conception of the Message is often what he has learned from other Elders. Let us try once more to put the 1963 Sealsopening, the program , into a nutshell. It is an explanation of that which is, which was and which is to come .

Brother Branham explained that the Book of Revelation was a closed Book and sealed by symbols which could not be understood during the seven church ages. But at the end of the last age, there must come a Prophet who will be anointed to reveal, open up and explain these previously “sealed” and hidden mysteries. That is what the opening of the seven “written Seals”, those “written within” the Book is all about. Revelation Chapter one is an introduction of the Lord Jesus, the Almighty Who is the First and the Last. He introduces the seven churches and John describes how He will look like at His coming, and he explains that the seven stars in His right hand are the seven messengers of the seven church ages. Chapters 2 and 3 are prophesies of the seven church ages which have been proven right by history, and chapter 4 explains the preparation in Heaven for the coming of the Lord. In chapter 5 we see the gathering of this great multitude of people, all the saints of all ages who will see the bloody Lamb come from the Mercy Seat and take His Book, the Lamb's Book of life, out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne which causes this multitude to worship God and the Lamb. Chapters 6:1 to 8:1 is about the actual seven Seals, but they are in symbol form.

The whole Message, but more so the 1960 church age series and the 1963 Sealsopening brings all this together, and opens up and “unseals” these mysteries to provide us with the program that we can study it and prepare ourselves for this convention of all the conventions, for the actual occasion. Revelation 6:1+ 2, the first Seal, we can read in 30 seconds. But the explanation of it tells us that it involves tens of thousands of saints who lived during the first three church ages. The (lionlike) beast represents a uncompromising Holy Ghost anointing upon those saints to withstood and overcame the white horse rider who represents people under Satan's influence to pervert the true doctrines of the churches at that time. These “ overcomers ” are also mentioned in chapter 2;1 to 17 three times, they did not tolerate evil in their midst and hated the Nicolaitanes, others did suffer fearlessly when they were tried. The Pergamos saints held fast on the Name of Jesus and did not deny His and their faith, mainly at the Nicene council in 325 AD where the white horse rider had his greatest victory.

The second Seal stretched over a time of 1000 years when the “ox Spirit” anointed saints gave their lives during the Thyatira age, when the red horse rider's great sword killed the saints in the millions during the dark ages as explained in Revelation 2:18 to 29. The Prophet continued to open up and explain all the other Seals, all these previously hidden and sealed informations which are written with black ink on white paper in this Book called the Bible. All those “ overcomers ” who are mentioned seven times in the chapters 2 and 3, they are all waiting in the Heavens and on earth right now for the coming of the Lord to be redeemed and to receive their promised rewards which are still sealed on the backside of the Book. How would the “ program ” of the real event more or less look like? All that was has been revealed now (is) , but the gathering of all of us, all the saints, is still to come.

This invitation has been revealed, published and given out since March 1963.

VENUE:                      Behind the Curtain of time, in the first Heaven, just above the earth.

TIME:                         1. When the last saint has come into the fold.
                                    2. When the church ages are finish.
                                    3. At the end of the squeeze, when time shall be no more.

PARTICIPANTS:     All the saints of all ages who's names are on the Lamb's Book
                                    of Life. The dead and the living saints, all the overcomers.
                                    NOTICE: To be included, the living saints must be ready to leave
                                    the body to be translated (raptured) to meet the dead saints there.

DRESS CODE:         White robe of fine linen according to Revelation 19:8. (See Seals 370-2).

WELCOME AND MEETING EACH OTHER:    At the gate. (See E-63 Life Story 50-0200
                                                                                  and E-5 Jehovah Jireh 57-0810 etc.)

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Four Beasts, 24 Elders, Whole Host of Heaven.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCER:   The Archangel Gabriel will sound the Trumpet (See E-31 Believest
                                                thou this? 50-0716 and E-41 Resurrection of Lazarus 51-0729.1A).

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:  Recording Angel (See Seals p.453-5).

CONVENERS:         1. The One on the Throne Who holds the Book.
                                  2. The Lord Jesus Christ, appearing as the bloody Lamb in the capacity
                                  of the Kinsman Redeemer and King of kings and Lord of lords.

MAIN MEETING:  1. Gathering of all the participants around the Throne.
                                  2. Witness the coming of the Lord Jesus from the Mercy Seat.
                                  3. Observe the Lamb taking the Book from Him on the Throne.
                                  4. Time to worship, praise, bless and honour God and the Lamb.
                                  5. Singing of a new song, the words are found in Revelation 5:9.
                                  6. The Lamb will open the Seals of the “great Book”.
                                  7. The personal record of every saint, how they overcame the white horse
                                  rider will be openly displayed. Each one will be judged and confirmed as
                                  a faultless and holy believer and be fully redeemed and rewarded.
                                  8. This will be repeated with every individual saint who overcame the other
                                  three horse riders till the last one is redeemed and rewarded according
                                  to the personal record written and sealed on the backside of the Book.
                                  9. They will enter into the joys of the Lord.
                                 10. The Lord will take His own Throne in the hearts of all the members
                                 of His Bride when He incarnates Himself as the Son of David.
                                 11. We will crown Him, and He will crown us.
                                 12. The Lord will tell the souls under the Altar to wait till they will have
                                 their own gathering later. Then He will give those Jews white robes.
                                 13. One with Christ, He in Her, the Bride will come back to the earth for
                                 the resurrection of the dead and the living saint's body changing.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:    More worship and other items such as the uttering of the seven
                                               Thunders and further disclosures of the entire Revelation of
                                               Jesus Christ will also take place at this super Convention.

No matter how many think, believe and reason like Brother A does, never mind how much they are in the majority, those few of us who have a personal revelation and truly understand the reality of the situation like Brother B does, we will know how to read the program to make ourselves ready for that greatest event. We know what we are talking about when we say: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”



Brother X wrote that my teachings of the other Sealsopening and this third fold of the threefold coming of the Lord contradict the Message and the Scriptures in the Bible. Let us look at the Bible and see who missed the correct teaching of this greatest event. Once we comprehend this third fold, we can see this gathering of all the saints for that meeting all over the New Testament. There is no contradiction, let us consider carefully what the Apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 3:14 to 16.

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as
our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto
him hath written unto you;
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some
things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable
, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

First, the Apostle Peter explains the destruction of this world by fire, and the promise of a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. But he is also telling us, who are looking forward to that Eternal life on the other side, to firstly make sure that the coming Lord Jesus will find us blameless and without spot unto praise, honour and glory on that day of full salvation of our souls (see also 1Peter 1:7-9). We have seen many quotes where Brother Branham explained that our righteous deeds are written in that Book which the Lord Jesus will take from the One on the Throne at His coming, to loose the Seals thereof in full view of all the saints of all ages, including Peter, Paul and the other Apostles.

The Apostle Peter does acknowledge that Brother Paul has a even better understanding of all these things pertaining to the coming of the Lord. He gives us a very grave and serious warning, that those who wrest and struggle with these Scriptures, they do it to their own destruction. Peter let's us know that Paul has written in all of his epistles about this gathering of the saints where we are to be found and declared faithful servants who have overcome the enemy. Let us see what Paul's epistles say:

Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour
and immortality, eternal life...
16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel.
3:4b That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest
overcome when thou art judged.
8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits
of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for
the adoption
, to wit, the redemption of our body.
13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out
of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought
thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift;
waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may
be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3:14 If any man's work abide which he has built thereupon,
he shall receive a reward.
4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both
will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest
the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord,
that we should not be condemned with the world.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are
your rejoicing
, even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus.
4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise
up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent
from the bod
y, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent,
we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body, according
to that he has done, whether it be good or bad.
11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused
you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption of sons.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son;
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
6:8b...but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one
all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby
ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in
my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and
of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye
may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are
by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of
, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence
also we look for the Saviour
, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned
like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby
he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my
joy and crown
, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven,
whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you
holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight
23a If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heared...
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in
all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary
humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things
which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.
3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward
of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised
from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not
even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
20 For ye are our glory and joy.
3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God,
even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even
so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but
to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep,
we should live together with him.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless
unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his
, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our
testimony among you was believed) in that day.
2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.
3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God,
and into the patient waiting for Christ.

1 Timothy 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot,
unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and
only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which
no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor
can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

2 Timothy 1:12b ...for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that
he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of
the Lord in that day: and in how many things he
ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead
at his appearing and his kingdom;
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if
we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice...)
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of
our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice,
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him
shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will
recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will
of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God
must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in
, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for
they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may
do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Most of these 92 verses of Scriptures explain directly, a few indirectly, this meeting of all the saints of all ages when we will gather together to welcome the Lord Jesus Christ at His second coming from the Mercy Seat to take the Book and open the seven Seals on the back side of It. Paul does not call this great day the opening of the Seals, he refers to it as the day of Redemption, the day of our full Adoption and the day of the Bride's Judgment. But Brother Branham explains that this is the day of the opening of the Seals on the backside of the Book. These verses tell us clearly that we will be fully saved and redeemed at that day of the Judgment of the righteous. This Judgment is almost unknown among the Message believers, but Brother Branham mentions it hundreds of times in his sermons. Just as an example, in “A Thinking Man's Filter” he refers 9 times to it.

These Bible verses above I have taken from the Apostle Paul's epistles only, there are many more Scriptures in the Old Testament and in the rest of the New Testament which confirm the third fold of the threefold coming of the Lord. As the Prophet said, with this revelation, the Bible becomes a new Book, and without this understanding we would miss this most vital part of It. Those who reject this “Head part” of the Message, they reject the Lord Jesus like He was rejected at His first coming. But the Church will be capped at this time, no matter how few living saints will be ready when He is coming. Millions times millions are waiting in the Heavens, but they can't be perfected without us.

When we rally there with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, those who were heirs of the promise, looking forward to us not to fail , for without us they cannot be made perfect... And how they're depending on us this morning. Let's not fail . Keep your anchor in Christ.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of
the children to their fathers , lest I come and smite the earth with a curse .

The Message believers everywhere regard Malachi 4 as a very important Scripture, but since I came into the Message in 1977, I have not one time heard someone explain it correctly because the identity of the great and dreadful day seems to be unknown. It will be the greatest day for those who are ready and prepared for it, but the most terrible day for those who will be unprepared.

... calling the Church together just before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes, when God shall send Jesus the second time to the earth to gather the ransomed, that's been redeemed by His death at Calvary, to take them on to glory .

And it's now one of the most horrible times for the unbelieve and sinner, that he has ever witnessed, because the doom time is close at hand. And it's the most blessed time for the believer, for his redemption is at hand. There's two factions in the earth tonight, the believer and unbeliever. The one the Lord is coming to receive, and the one the Lord is coming to condemn: at His coming, will bless one and will curse the other at His appearing.
21 SECOND COMING OF THE LORD -- JEFF.IN -- V-9 N-2 -- 57-0417 was the Lord's day. Is that right? And that's the day that He comes as a Judge, and will smite the earth with a curse. Is that right?
And I will send to you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
66 LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 493-550 -- 60-1211E

This is the day of man, men are fighting, but the day of the Lord will come when these kingdoms will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, then there'll be the great millennium. The Lord's day, the day of His coming , His judgment , that'll be the Lord's day.
131 PATMOS VISION -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 69-130 -- 60-1204E

The Lord is coming from the Mercy Seat down to the earth at His second coming to take the Lamb's Book of Life out of the right hand of Him that sat on the Throne to loose those Seals and judge each saint in righteousness and redeem the living and the dead, His whole Bride from Adam to the last one. Then He will incarnate Himself into us, and resurrect the dead saints and change the bodies of the living saints and rapture us on to glory. That is the great part of the Lord's great and terrible day.

And, behold, in the last days I'll send to you the Elijah, the prophet , and he'll change the thoughts of the people, turn the hearts of the children back to the apostolic Teaching of the Bible .
192 WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION? -- JEFF.IN -- V-8 N-8 -- 65-0725E

But before the opening of these seven Seals on the backside of the Book, God promised to send Elijah the Prophet to give us the correct program, and to open the Seals of these previously hidden mysteries of the apostolic teaching of the Bible to us who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Those Scriptures above, and many more by James, Peter, Jude and John are the writings of the fathers who tell us children all about this great and dreadful day of the Lord. But the saints of all the other ages could not understand those Scriptures till this Message which God sent to forerun the second coming of Christ came to explain the apostolic teaching of the Bible to us, the living saints, to make us ready for that great day if we can believe it. To fail and miss that day is too dreadful to consider.

There will never be another chance, it is all or nothing now . I pray that this chapter will reach those sincere saints everywhere who hunger for the truth. I am sure that the Holy Spirit will confirm the contents of this chapter to every serious individual believer and may He, the Spirit of truth, add every thing else of God's Word which we might have missed.