How can the Lord Jesus still be the Mediator on the right hand of the Father, the Mercy Seat, and yet the seven Seals have been opened in March 1963? He has to leave that Intercessory Place up there and come forth to take the Book out of the right hand of Him Who is sitting upon the Throne, and then, and only then can He loose the seven Seals on the Book. That is the way the Prophet explains this event time and again. But after the 1963 Sealsopening, he also tells us time and again that the Lord Jesus is still interceding for our sins, that he is still the same High Priest as He always was (152 times). Did He open the Seals? Yes! Then how can He still be on the Mercy Seat?

This "great puzzle" which has confused just about everybody in the Message, is still hanging like a dark and threatening cloud over the face of the whole world where the Message is preached. It is still causing splits and separations among many different groups and "camps" within the end-time Message. Almost every time this subject comes up at discussions, both sides end up inconclusive and the confusion continues just the same as it existed already when the Prophet was still alive.

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?

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.
1092 + 1105 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 64-0830M

In 1988, after an in-depth discussion with a "parousia" minister, I felt that I could no longer continue as a Message believer unless this "great puzzle" is solved and answered. Because everybody was confused about this subject, the only one I could turn to for an answer was the Lord Himself. By His grace and mercy He answered my desperate prayers, and slowly but surely the real and accurate revelation of this mystery of the Message and the Bible unfolded in a most simple way.

We must be desperate or perish. There's coming forth something from the Lord. I know it as THUS SAITH THE LORD. There's coming forth something, and we better get desperate. It's between life and death. It'll pass through us and we won't see it.

Let's be desperate about this; it's between death and life. If you can't get desperate, don't come through here. If you are desperate, come here and watch, you--you'll get it just as soon as you get here.
99 + 151 DESPERATION -- JEFF.IN -- V-4 N-1 -- 63-0901E

I hope you're catching what I'm talking about (See?), great big things... See? 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

Yes, the answer to this seemingly unsolvable question is very simple indeed, but if the Lord is not revealing it personally to the individual believer, then there is no way to see it. As we can see from the quotes above, any person who is not desperately sincere cannot receive it either, that is how the Lord chooses His few very elect from among the millions He has called into His Message. That shows again what a tremendous responsibility the ministers have, because without this revelation, it will be impossible to prepare and be ready for the coming of the Lord, It's between life and death.

Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

In the year 2002, the Lord put it upon my heart to establish a website on the Internet, to make this revelation of the Lord's coming known among the worldwide Bride of Jesus Christ. Even so I did not consider myself qualified to undertake such an involved task, I felt the helping hand of the Lord throughout these past years and the many ups and downs. I want to add another chapter to this subject, hopefully closing up some gaps which might still exist. Like many others, I sense that 2008 could be the year when we will see the start of the beginning of the end. So once more, I would like to look at the Prophet's ministry and point out what has been missed.



REVELATION.1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him,
to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent
and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ,
and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy,
and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.

          ... sent to signify it by his angels unto his servant John:
My, how we could day--deal there a week. Notice. It's a Revelation, this Book is, to the servants of God for the last time, "when the time is at hand," when this Book will be revealed. Now, on over in the Book, we find out that the Book was closed, and shut up, and sealed until the end time. Through the ages they've tried it.

Look. When is the time at hand? When the Revelation of Jesus Christ has been revealed to the Body of Christ, and Christ has been revealed, not dead, but alive, living in His Church, doing the same things He did, the same ministry, the same Gospel, the same sign, the resurrected Christ, when He's revealed by His angel into the Church, then the time is at hand. And never a time, since that day until this has the mystery of Jesus Christ ever been revealed until these last few years. Then the time is at hand.
49 + 78 REVELATION BOOK OF SYMBOLS -- JEFF.IN -- V-13 N-6 -- 56-0617

These two quotes tell us precisely who that angel of Revelation 1:1 is, none other but the seventh angel of Revelation 10:1-4 + 7. But it is just as important that we understand that John represents us, the believers at the end-time (when time is at hand) who hear this revelation of Jesus Christ. All those saints before us who had access to a Bible could read the Book of Revelation, but they could not understand it because it was closed and sealed to them. But we who live in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, we hear the angel's voice on the tapes "unsealing" this revelation. Just like John represents us in Revelation 10, eating the little Book, and in Revelation 4:1 hearing the Trumpet call to call us up, so he represents us here receiving the Message from the angel.

You have something you want to read, Brother Pat? Go ahead. See? [Brother Pat says, "22:16 of Revelations I read in the name of the Lord Jesus: I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches."--Ed.]
Amen. Now, that's spiritual, Divine leading. See, the Holy Spirit moving through the laity, going out there, speaking. Oh, isn't He wonderful? To think, friends, that's the same thing the Bible spoke of. And it's here today; we don't have to wonder about it no more.
363 TEN VIRGINS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211M

Divine leading by the Holy Spirit moved Brother Pat to read that certain Scripture, and the Prophet endorsed it as being a move of God. That does confirm all these facts without the slightest doubt. The contents of Revelation 22:16 and Revelation 1:1 is one and the same. He (I Jesus) sent and signified it by His angel (Mine angel) unto His servant John (unto you... the churches.)

He's the Writer of it. And it's only One that can really interpret. No matter how well we think we know it, we don't know it until the Holy Spirit has revealed it, because it's--it's all a mystery. It's cut up in mysteries. And God said He did it purposely, so He could hide It from the smart and wise, but He would reveal It to babes such as would learn.

REVELATION.10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel,
when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,
as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

The mystery is the Word of God which He has in His mind since before the foundation of the world. He cut it up and gave every age a portion of it, but in these days of the voice of the seventh angel, all these mysteries are revealed together to form the complete picture again. The following sermon could only been preached after the 1963 Sealsopening of the written Word of God.

And so was all the mysteries of God waiting for this last day. After it's already been completed then He reveals, He shows what He's done. Oh, my. Never gave His mystery in full...
33-1 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-7 -- 63-0728

The seventh angel is winding up all the mysteries that's lain loose-ended, all out through these organizations and denominations. The seventh angel gathers them up and finishes the entire mystery. That's what the Bible said: finishes the mystery of the written Book.
30-3 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR - JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

Others had guessed at in the denominational age, but see, he must be this man, the seventh angel of Revelation 10:1-4 is a... The seventh angel has the mysteries of God given to him and finishes all the mystery been left off down through the denominational ages.
100-1 {220} BREACH THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317E

And it would especially open the Seals to reveal what the hidden mystery was. The mysteries was in the Seven Seals. When these Seven Seals was opened, that opened up the entire Bible. The Seven Seals, it was sealed with Seven Mysteries. And in these Seven Seals, held the entire mystery of it, and it was the Book of Redemption: New Testament...
24-3 SOULS IN PRISON NOW -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-22 -- 63-1110M

According to Revelation 1:1 and 22:16, The Lord Jesus combines all these mysteries, and reveals it by speaking through the voice of the seventh angel to us, the Message believers of this day and age. Revelation 10:7 says: "When he shall begin to sound..." This means that from the beginning of his ministry, all the mysteries will be gradually opened up and revealed till the complete mystery is restored again. Let us see once more how exactly this was done throughout his ministry. Some say that we only need to listen to the sermons he preached after March 1963, that is a huge error, because Brother Branham explained many crucial things all along which he never repeated again.

And now, as we're just about to open up the Bible and read It, we realize that no man can open the Book. John said, "No man in heaven or on earth could open the Book, or beneath the earth. But the Lamb, which had been slain from the foundation of the world, was worthy to come take the Book out of the hand of Him that sat upon the throne, and to open the Book, and to loose the seals thereof. And now, may the Lamb of God, by the Holy Spirit, come right into this meeting this afternoon, take the Word of God, and just open it up into every heart.
E-20 BELIEVEST THOU THIS? -- MINNEAPOLIS MN -- 50-0716 = July 1950

And He was worthy. And He went and took the Book out of the right-hand of Him that set upon the throne. And loosed the seals thereof and opened the Book. And O Lamb of God, come tonight. And as I turn back these pages, open the Word to us, Lord. Loose every seal, and may the Spirit of God move in this building tonight.

We know that the Word (Jesus Christ) comes to the Prophet. From the beginning of his ministry, we see how the Prophet called on the Lamb to come upon him in the form of the Holy Spirit and anoint him to open the written Word to our understanding. The following quotes show us that the preaching of the Word of the Bible, and the discernment took place under a different anointing.

I know, because it's hard coming back from one anointing to another. One of them is under Divine direction of an Angelic Being, by a gift. And the other one is the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in speaking the Words of the written Word of God.
E-3 WITNESSES -- PHOENIX AZ -- 54-0303

Or the Holy Spirit's in a gift. One gift is preaching. That's an evangelist. Another gift is prophetic, which is altogether a different gift. And to be preaching and switch to something else, it's another anointing, but the same Spirit. You understand.

God, I don't mean to be a rough preacher. I don't mean to do that God, You know it, but how can I say anything, 'less you put in my mouth. It's not premeditated. I know not what to say. You said, "Open your mouth, I'll fill it." And I do it, Lord, and I believe You.
E-81 GOD KEEPS HIS WORD 2 -- PHOENIX AZ -- 57-0307

The Lamb of God is the Lord Jesus as we see Him in photographs as the Pillar of Fire. He is the same Holy Spirit Who anointed His Prophet and filled his mouth to preach all these mysteries step by step to gradually open up the written Word. There are dozens of quotes to confirm this. Every time this occurred, Revelation 1:1 was fulfilled. Christ signified His Message by His angel to us.

Now, Father, we're not worthy, and unable, we realize, to open the Book or to look thereon. But let the Lamb come now tonight, God's Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world, take the things that are God's and present them to the congregation. May the Holy Spirit carry these words, and may they not be my words or man's words, but may they be God's Word to every hungry heart...
107-13 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 54-0103E

I can lay back the pages of this Bible, but there's no man that's able to open the Book or to loose the seals thereof. And it's written in Here, "He that takes out of This, shall be taken out of, his part, of the Book of Life and who adds to It, the plagues of God will be poured out upon him." Father, realizing as mortal men and women setting here tonight, knowing that we're an eternity bound people, God, may the Holy Spirit come, the Writer of this Bible, and open up these pages to us.
32 SEVEN CHURCH AGES -- JEFF.IN -- V-26 N-2 -- 54-0512

He come and took It out of the right-hand of Him that set upon the throne, and He opened It and loosed the seals thereof, because He was worthy. O worthy Lamb, will You loose it to us tonight, and open the seals thereof, and let us have an inside view, just look a past the curtain of time.
E-11 ABRAHAM -- BROOKLYN NY - 56-1208 = December 1956

He come and took the Book out of the hand of Him that set upon the throne, for He was worthy. O Lamb of God, come tonight in Thy transforming power and take the Words that we shall read and reveal them to us in the power of the Spirit.
E-12 FROM THAT TIME -- PHOENIX AZ -- 60-0302

We see the Book taken out of the hand of Him that set upon the throne. The Lamb was able to take it and to open the Book and to loose the seals thereof. So we pray, great Lamb of God, come among us tonight as we read the Word. Open it to our hearts to give us faith for the journey ahead.

The Prophet let it be known that this is part of the opening of the seven written Seals, building up to the climax of March 1963. During that week, Brother Branham started the services the same way by asking the Holy Spirit (not the bloody Lamb or the Kinsman Redeemer) to open these Seals.

And we've come tonight, Father, to study Thy Word together: these great hidden mysteries that's been hid since the foundation of the world; and the Lamb is the only One that can reveal it to us. I pray that He will come among us tonight, and will take of His Word, and reveal It to us, that we might know how to be better servants to Him in this end time.
117-1 {1} FIRST SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0318

Now, we pray, Father, that--that You will come tonight and will break this Second Seal for us. And as the--the poet has said, that he would like to look apast the curtain of time. And that's our desire, Lord, is just to--just to look apast and see what lays ahead. And we pray that the Lamb that had been slain will come among us now and break the Seal and--and reveal it to us, the things we have need to see.
177-1 {1} SECOND SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0319

We have come again tonight, Lord, to attempt this meeting and to pray Thee to open to us, Lord, this Third Seal of this Book, that it might be known to us that we would know what to do and how to live and how to be better Christians.
229-1 {1} THIRD SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0320

And we are asking now for Your blessings on the service tonight. Let the Holy Spirit come and give us the interpretation of these things that we're so diligently seeking.
279-1 {1} FOURTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0321

And to approach this, Lord, we are insufficient, because it is in the Scriptures that the Lamb took the Book and opened the Seals. O Lamb of God, come forward, we pray. We call on You, Lord, the great Redeemer. Come forth and show us Your plan of redemption that's been hid through the years, breaking this Fifth Seal for us tonight, Father, and revealing what's beneath that Seal for us..
333-1 {1} FIFTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0322

And we pray that tonight as we have under consideration this great Sixth Seal, we pray, heavenly Father, that the Lamb will open it to us tonight, that we are here to understand it. And when no man on earth or in heaven was sufficient, only the Lamb was found sufficient. So may the all sufficient One come and open the Seal for us tonight that we might just look a-past the curtain of time.
393-1 {1} SIXTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0323

Now, heavenly Father, as this goes forward now to preach or to teach on this great mighty event that taken place in glory some two thousand years ago, and was given to the great beloved apostle, John, and tonight we're to speak upon it, let the Holy Spirit come forward now in His mighty power of revelation, that He might reveal to us that thing which He wants us to know, as He has in the last few nights.
532-3 {46} SEVENTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324E

Looking past the curtain of time into the future, for the Holy Spirit to come and teach what is laying ahead, and to show us what is God's previously hidden plan of Redemption. That is what the whole Message and the opening of the written Seals is all about. Not to change anything in Heaven or on earth, but to explain and to "unseal" the mystery of that great and dreadful day of the Lord before it comes, that we can prepare ourselves to be ready for it.

The main part of the opening of the written Seals in March 1963 did not take place in the Branham Tabernacle, it took place in that room where the Prophet was waiting for the Lord to visit him and open up these Seals. There, in the presence of the Pillar of Fire, he received much more than what he was allowed to preach at night at the Tabernacle. The tapes and the book "The Revelation of The Seven Seals" contain only a tiny fraction of the full revelation which the Prophet received.

And you remember on this we're just striking the highlights of it. Just... My, if--when I get in that room there and--and that anointing comes in, if I could write down what He--what all goes on, I'd 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--it'd season the thing.
187-1 {71} SECOND SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0319

Them revelations in the presence of that ball of Fire hanging there in the room, till... Oh, brother. Although I've seen It since a child, it... every time It comes near me, It alarms me. He almost puts me in an unconscious condition. You never get used to It. You can't: It's too sacred.
349-2 {111} FIFTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0322

If I could stand here and talk the things that's revealed in that room, I tell you, it'd swing your heads around; but how you going to do it when you got a whole thing here. And then you, somehow or other, when you get away from people, there it begins to open up, mysteries; then you see things that you're daresn't to say to the people too, 'cause (You see?), if they would they'd start little isms.
467-5 {74} Q+A ON THE SEALS -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324M

After the Sealsopening in March 1963, the Lamb of God in the form of the Holy Spirit continued to reveal and "unseal" the mysteries of God's Word until the end of Brother Branham's ministry.

But there was One appeared, a slain Lamb, bloody, that came and took the Book, and was worthy and able to open It. O Lamb of God, open Thy Word to our hearts today for comfort. We are Your servants.
17 UNVEILING OF GOD -- JEFF.IN -- V-9 N-1 -- 64-0614M

And there's no man worthy to open the Book, or to loose the Seals thereof; but the Lamb, that was slain from the foundation of the world, come took the Book and loosed the Seals. O Lamb of God, come this morning, open the Book to us, and let us look in with Thee, Lord, and see what we must do to be prepared for this hour.
49 HARVEST TIME -- PHOENIX AZ -- V-18 N-6 -- 64-1212

Now, break to us the Bread of Life, as we open back the pages of the Word, because we know the Bible is of no private interpretation...
He interprets His own Words by making It live and vindicating It to be so. Come to our hearts, Lord Jesus, and interpret to us today the things we have need of.
74 DOORS IN DOOR -- FLAGSTAFF AZ -- V-17 N-3 -- 65-0206



We understand now how Revelation 1:1 and 22:16 was fulfilled throughout the 18 years of Brother Branham's worldwide ministry. We also know that this Message is not a man's message, but it is directly sent from the Lord Jesus Christ and signified to us by His angel, which is the seventh angel and messenger to the last church age. The Bible says here that this Revelation of Jesus Christ is to show us things which must shortly come to pass. Therefore, it is a prophetic Message, showing and revealing an important "thing" BEFORE it come to pass, that we can prepare for the fulfillment of it. Comparing this Scripture with Malachi 4:5, then we find out that that "thing" is the great and dreadful day of the Lord, because the same God is sending Elijah the Prophet (the seventh angel again) BEFORE the coming of that great day. So our focus should be on that most important day.

It's calling them back, 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.

Already in 1950, the Prophet explains his ministry plainly and clearly. It is calling the true believers together to explain, and prepare and make them ready for the great and terrible day of the second coming of the Lord to the earth to fully redeem all the gathered saints of all ages, all of them who were redeemed by His death at Calvary. That is all those who are foreseen by God to be His Bride, and their names and deeds written in the Lamb's Book of Life. We can see the 2 parts in this quote, first the calling out of the end-time Bride and to get us ready before the second part, which is the second coming of the Lord on the great and terrible day of the Lord, as explained in Malachi 4:5.

He will be here. He will come in His glory, with all of His Angels. That's right. God's Word said so. And someday, every individual setting in this room today will bear record, seeing Him coming in glory. He will be coming to your joy or to your sorrow, one or the other. That's right. He's got to come. God's Word's infallible.
201 DIVINE HEALING -- JEFF.IN -- V-26 N-9 -- 54-1219M

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

You remember how we took Him with a white wig on, you know, and--and His breast, and girded about the paps. You remember that? And we proved by the Bible it wasn't a sabbath day, neither a Sunday; it 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

That one day there will come a time where we will all meet again, if we never meet no more until then; and we'll be at another judgment seat. And there we will give an account for what we have done, and what we do tonight (what we say), and our actions, and whether we are able to accept what we hear, and to believe on the works of the Holy Spirit. That being the case, it makes us rather tremble to think that... What will take place at that day if our sins are not under the blood? It'll be a terrible day for many, and a glorious day for many. For it'll be the day of rejoicing for those who have accepted our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Then all of our sins will be put upon Him, and He will be our Attorney at the bar.

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. And it shall be Light about the evening time." Here we are, great God of heaven! The hour's here!
192 WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION? -- JEFF.IN -- V-8 N-8 -- 65-0725E

These quotes tell us that on that great and dreadful day of the Lord (Lord's day), the Lord Jesus will come the second time to earth with all His Angels, and we will see Him and meet Him in Glory if we are prepared. It will be the most blessed time, because we will be redeemed right there and then. He will come as the Judge, wearing His white wig, and we will all meet there at the Judgment Seat and give an account for what we have done in our lives, and He will be our Attorney also at the bar. The following verse of Scripture puts it in a nutshell. The Prophet said that Zion is the church.

ISAIAH.1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment,
and her converts with righteousness.

As a Message believer since 1977, I have never heard a Message minister explain the great and dreadful day of the Lord and His second coming like the Prophet does in these few quotes. Some say "I believe Malachi 4... I love Malachi 4," but how many know what it actually means? Let us go back to the start and follow the Message step by step to find what has been missed.

You're a believer. I knew that by the welcome of your spirit, that you are a Christian, a believer. And you realize, that you and I both are going to have to stand at the judgment seat of Christ. That's right.

And someday I've got to meet every one of you at the judgment seat of Christ. I've got to stand there. That's right. I've got to give an account for what I say and do.

I know every one of you; you're mortal beings. And at the day of judgment, I'll have to meet every one of you and give an account for my Message. And remember, I'm telling you, "Except a man be borned again, he will in no wise enter the Kingdom."

I'll confess you before My Father and the holy Angels." Knowing, God, that there may be people setting right here tonight that'll have to be standing at the judgment seat of God by in the morning; and knowing that Christ might come tonight and we all may be standing there, God, have mercy on us.

This may be the sealing time. There may not be a tomorrow for many. Then at that day, I'll have to stand when this great night here, it'll be on the recorder of heaven. And I'll have to give an account for what I said. And the people will have to give an account for how they responded.

There's men and women setting here that I may never see them again until that day at the judgment, then I've got to give an account. But I've read Your Word, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, and but few there'll be that find it." O Lord, let this be that "few," some of them, will You, Lord? Grant that every person here.
157 STRAIT IS THE GATE -- JEFF.IN -- CH 35-66 -- 59-0301M

There are hundreds of quotes in the Message that refer to this Judgment. Most Message followers respond instantly by saying that Brother Branham said that the Bride will not go to the Judgment, she is judging herself now. That is true, but he said that to disprove a false doctrine which he had to face at almost every place which he visited. In Chapter 9 section 2 on this website this Judgment which the Bride is not going to is clearly dealt with, and explained by the Prophet why he said that.

The Prophet did not further explain this gathering at the Judgment Seat of Christ he was constantly talking about, where we all meet again at the coming of the Lord on the great and dreadful day of the Lord. In May 1960, Brother Branham had an exceptional supernatural experience when he was taken out of his body and translated behind the curtain of time to meet his converts who had died. They told him that they are waiting there for the coming of the Lord, and then to be judged, which confirms what we have seen already in the Message up to now. The Bible verifies this also.

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

He said, "They're not Branhams." Said, "They're your converts; they're your converts." Said, "That woman that you're admiring," said, "you know how old she was when you led her to Christ?" I said, "I have no idea." Said, "Past ninety." Said, "See, she's young forever."And she looked up at me. She said, "Brother Branham, Jesus will come someday, and then we'll go back to earth." And said, "Then we'll receive our glorified body; then we'll live together forever."

And they said, "You can't see Him right now; He's higher than this. But someday He will come back. And when He comes, He will come to you first. And you'll be questioned on the Gospel that you preached. And then, if you pass the test, then we will go with you back to Him, back to earth and live together forever in a body, a fleshly body where we'll eat and drink."

He said, "Yes, Paul stands too with his group that he preached to." I said, "I've preached the same message he did." And them millions raised their hands and said, "We are resting on that." There you are (See?), right there. Yes. Said, "Then together we'll go back to the earth for a body that can eat, and we drink, and live together through all the ceaseless ages there." That's the coming of the Lord.
213 TEN VIRGINS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211M

This is one of the most revealing and striking parts of the entire Message. Those saints yonder in that blessed region, the first Heaven as Brother Branham explained, they are not confused, we can be sure about that. Once again, that is what the coming of the Lord will be, He will gather all His saints of all ages together for this Judgment before the resurrection of the dead in Christ. We want to know exactly why the sequence of events must be like that, it cannot be any other way.

We have seen in Isaiah 1:27 that we will be redeemed with Judgment and with righteousness. Why do we need a Judgment to be redeemed? To understand this we have to look at the fall of man in Genesis 3, when God came down to judge His children for their unrighteous deeds which they had committed. God blamed and sentenced the Serpent, Eve and Adam one by one. God said to Adam that the ground is cursed for his sake, and He pronounced death upon their earthly bodies.

GENESIS.3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou
return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art],
and unto dust shalt thou return.

Nobody could dispute that that curse is still enforced upon mankind. God spoke it, and nothing can stop it except He Himself. That is what the day of redemption is all about, to lift that curse off of His Bride. In order to reverse the fall in Genesis 3, there has to be a Judgment of the righteous saints, with a record of their individual lives to prove that they had overcome the temptations of the enemy, and that we have believed the Message of the particular day we live in, and have refused Satan's false doctrines and lies. God has foreseen every believers life and reaction to His Word before the foundation of the world, and He recorded our lives and names in the Lamb's Book of Life.

PSALMS.1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

PSALMS.50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the
, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a
covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself.

Behind the curtain of time, Brother Branham wanted to see Jesus. He was told that He cannot see Him because He is higher. In Psalm 50, He calls from high above to the Heavens below Him where the dead saints are, and to the earth where the living saints dwell, to gather all of His righteous saints together to judge them Himself. That is the living and the dead before the resurrection.

HEBREWS.12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the
spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.

At the general assembly, the congregation of the righteous according to Psalm 1:5, those perfect just men who are written in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life will be judged as righteous saints by the same Judge Who judged Adam and Eve to be unrighteous. Adam blamed Eve, and Eve did blame the Serpent, but God blamed them all and declared it was each ones own fault. There will be unspeakable joy when we will be judged and found to be blameless and faultless in His sight.

I.CORINTHIANS.1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that
ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

COLOSSIANS.1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present
holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

JUDE.1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to
present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

The Lord will come to judge the quick (the living) and the dead saints, which will take place before the resurrection of the dead. Many are dead for hundreds of years already, but we all will be judged for our deeds done in the flesh even so we will appear there in our Spiritual Theophany bodies, as Peter says in verse 6. Brother Branham was told behind the curtain of time that after this judgment, then we go back to earth to pick up our glorified bodies. The reason why it has to be in this order is sensible and very easy to understand. Because this curse has to be lifted first and made null and void before the dust of the earth can release the bodies of the dead at the resurrection.

I.PETER.4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the
quick and the dead.
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.

Five month after this wonderful experience, Brother Branham preached "The Kinsman Redeemer," he said it was a very important sermon with a hidden revelation, we must catch the real meaning.

...the holy men when they were trying to put it together in the Old Testament... This Book of Ruth was one of the outstanding books that they accepted. Why? If it's just a love story, why would the writers and ancient sages accept this Book as inspired? Because there's a hidden revelation in It. And in this hidden revelation, you catch the real meaning, and It'll bring you real close to God.

Ruth Deciding (making her decision), Ruth Serving, Ruth Resting, Ruth Rewarded. As we come back: Ruth, making the decision; Ruth, after she made her decision, then Ruth is serving; then Ruth is resting; then Ruth as rewarded.

Go not into Samaria, but go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. And as you go, preach the Gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, freely as you have received, freely give." Is that right? Sent them two by two... Go first... He had to redeem that church. And when He redeemed that church, He got the Gentile Bride. Amen. That was the bargain in it. See, He got the Bride when He redeemed the church.
40 + 61 + 179 KINSMAN REDEEMER -- JEFF.IN -- V-6 N-8 -- 60-1002

We do know that Ruth represents the Gentile Bride, Boaz represents the Lord Jesus, the Kinsman Redeemer, and Naomi is a type the Jewish church. The Prophet said that the elect of every church age is a type of Ruth, they make up the wise virgins. They made the right decision and served the Lord, and now they are resting yonder, waiting for the cry: "The Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Him." That will be the time when the living and the dead saints will come together and go in to meet Him. That can only take place after the last one has come in, when all the saints of all ages will be gathered there to be fully redeemed and rewarded together. But Boaz must first start the redeeming process for Naomi before he can marry and reward Ruth. That means that after the last church age is finish and the Gospel has gone over to the Jews again, only then will the day of Redemption take place when Christ will come for His Bride. This will be confirmed further on.

Two month later, the Prophet preached the Church age series over 10 days. At that time, he gave his interpretation of Revelation 5:1, the inspired explanation of this Book in the right hand of Him that sat on the Throne. In 1956, in "Revelation Book of symbols" he mentioned it already. Brother Branham tells us that this Book has two separate sections, the one is written within, and the other one is on the backside of the Book. He also explains that "on the backside" means that when the first section is finish and completed, only then will the other section be taken and concluded.

The Prophet tells us that each section of the two is sealed with seven Seals, and later we will see that the first section, the Word "written within" is the Bible, and the other section on the backside of the Book is the Lamb's Book of Life. Only the Lord Himself can take that section, and loose those Seals on the day of Redemption. This was a very wonderful revelation to me when the Holy Spirit revealed it, but most Message believers do not accept this interpretation, they say that the Prophet did not understand all this at that time. No wonder there is so much confusion everywhere.

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.

"Don't you write it." John saw the same thing, and it had already be written outside of the Bible; and had seven seals on the back of the Book, that no man could open those seals, that was them voices. Here's the Bible written, which is a mystery Itself. But on the backside of the Bible, the revelations was shown to Daniel, say that there's seven voices to be uttered that no man could open, no man knowed what it was.
64 REVELATION BOOK OF SYMBOLS -- JEFF.IN -- V-13 N-6 -- 56-0617

As Daniel heard the seven thunders and forbidden; and John heard the voices, and this Book was sealed, AND the back of the book was sealed with Seven Seals; but in the days of these Seals to be opened, the mystery of God would be finished. In other words, God would be known to His church, not in three people, but as one Person. The mystery of God would be revealed, and when that was completely revealed, then the seven mysteries would open to the church...
39 EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 131-183 -- 60-1205



REVELATION.1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace
[be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which
is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

It's questions over here, which is to come and will come to pass over in the other parts, 'cause we're now beyond the church age in our teachings in--in the Book. We're beyond, over in the time of the calling of the hundred and forty-four thousand.
462-6 {39} Q+A ON THE SEALS -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324M

The church age series is a very important part of the Message. As we have seen in Revelation 1:1,the revelation of Jesus Christ (the full Word) is given by the Holy Spirit (Who is the Lord Himself) through the "seventh angel" unto John, and he represents the end-time church. In those particular 10 days, the Holy Spirit (Who IS here) anointed the Prophet to go back to the beginning of the New Testament and to reveal all the history of the church ages, that which WAS, up to the last age and show what has taken place. We are still in Laodicea, the last church age, waiting for the last sheep to come into the fold, and for the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit to separate the true saints from the make-believers and the unbelievers, and to bring us to the full stature of the perfect man. Then, three weeks later, the Prophet approached Revelation 4, the part which IS (still) TO COME.

REVELATION.4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was]
opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were
of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will
shew thee things which must be hereafter.

After the church ages was over, and everything was come ready, made ready the setting of the 4th chapter here, the church ages was done. He had done left the earth. You see? Remember, the voice that spoke to him, behind him, in the seven golden candlesticks, the work was finished. And now that same voice was speaking up in heaven. What was it? He had done redeemed His people. His earthly work was finished, and He was in glory, calling to John, "Come up hither." Amen.

Christ had left earth then; He'd gone up into glory. The church age was through, showed that His Spirit was finished here. And He'd gone into glory and was calling for John to come up, and He showed him what else was going to take place. "Come up hither."

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 sets there as a memorial, as a sacrifice.
109 + 114 + 119 REVEL. CHAP. FOUR PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 551-584 -- 60-1231

This preaching is prophetic now, it is for the future, this is explaining what IS TO COME. It will take place AFTER the church ages are finish. When the last saint has come in, and has been sealed with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then the day of Pentecost will be reversed when the Holy Spirit will leave the earth and go back into His body on the Mercy Seat. Then He will call to His church on earth, the living saints, to "come up hither" to partake in the fulfillment of Revelation 4 to 8:1

Caught up in the vision, caught up into glory... His experience must've been something like that of Paul's. II Corinthians 12:2 and 4, if you're putting it down... What Paul saw, he was forbidden to speak of it or to tell it out to the public. Oh, my. I don't believe he could do it. (Why, a little trip I took one day, I've never got over it and never will.)
121 REVEL. CHAP. FOUR PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 551-584 -- 60-1231

We know what happened to Paul, the same as what happened to the Prophet. Both were taken out of their bodies to be translated, Paul to the third Heaven, and our Prophet to the first Heaven to meet his converts behind the curtain of time. There are more quotes to confirm this translation.

We're waiting till the rapture, the change that we can see the Son of God coming in glory one of these days. He will never touch His feet on the earth, but we'll be changed and caught up to meet Him in the air. As You changed Sarah and Abraham, and made them in condition so they could see, and receive the promised son that they'd waited on, God, I pray that You'll change our mortal bodies one of these days. Like the vision, or a translation, or whatever it was the other night... We'll be caught up one of these days, changed, just... Lord, I believe it with all that's in my heart.

I looked right back and seen myself laying on the bed. Oh, Lord, let me look a-past the curtain of time. What is it? It's quickening power that'll catch us away: that great quickening power.
35-2 EASTER SEAL - PHOENIX AZ -- V-2 N-6 -- 65-0410

And then when this robe of flesh is dropped, there is a natural body, theophany, a body not made with hands, neither born of a woman, that we go to. Then that body returns back and picks up the glorified body.
78 WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC -- JEFF.IN -- V-5 N-10 -- 65-0221E

Like Brother Branham was changed and translated, so will we drop this robe of flesh and enter the theophany body, and the same quickening power will catch us up to meet the Kinsman Redeemer in that glorious region yonder for the redemption of our souls and bodies. Then we will return back to pick up our glorified bodies, exactly like the Prophet was told behind the curtain in May 1960. The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:6+8, that while we live in this body, we can't meet the Lord, we are absent from Him. But we're willing to be absent from this body in order to meet Him.

As we go along, let us always keep in mind what Revelation 22:19 says. Anyone who is taking away even one single word from the seventh angel's teachings of these facts, his part will be taken out of the Book of life. And according to Revelation 20:15, they will be cast into the lake of fire!

Oh, and notice, John, being taken up immediately after the church age, was a type of the raptured church. Immediately after the church age is over, this Laodicean church age, then comes the rapture. The church goes up like John did into the Presence of God. Oh, that just winds my soul around. Caught up, at the rapture of the church.

Over in this place then, he saw the coming, or the rehearsal. And what was the first saw--thing he saw? The first thing he saw in the coming was Moses: represented the dead saints that would be resurrected. Elijah was standing there. Oh, I want you to notice. What will take place? There was Moses first; that's all these six ages that they slept, six church ages. Not only that, but Elijah was there, the messenger of the last day with his group, or the transfigured, the raptured. Amen. Now, in the future, waiting the coming...
125 + 138 REVEL. CHAP. FOUR PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 551-584 -- 60-1231

As we know already, John represented us, the church, you and me, if our names are in the Lamb's Book of Life. The living saints will be translated or raptured like that to meet the dead in Christ first before we go in to meet the coming Lord. Mount Transfiguration was a "rehearsal" of this greatest event, the coming of the Lord. Only the living saints have to be translated to get there, the dead are already across the river. There are many more quotes to confirm these facts, the Prophet repeats it over and over. In the following quote we see once again that the Lord's coming is a Judgment.

To everyone that hears this Word, John represented him. Amen John was the representative of the Blood of Jesus Christ, testimony of the Word. He was a witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, with a personal fellowship with Christ, and he represented the entire church; that, every man or woman, boy or girl that ever believed in Christ and accept Him on the same grounds, he'll be summoned someday, "Come up hither," and be caught up before the tribulation. Remember, the tribulation time hasn't set in yet. This is being the time of setting of the judgment. John is being showed now what's going to take place after the church age.

...you like to raise up your hands to God and say, "God, let me receive the power that was on John the revelator, that when I'm summoned I'll appear before You in peace like he did"? Raise your hand. God bless you. God bless you. Just all over the church. God bless you. "Let me be ready to answer my summons."
174 + 190 REVEL. CHAP. FOUR PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 551-584 -- 60-1231

Oh, every Christian. The very voice, Charlie, that summoned you one day down there in Kentucky, to turn around, is the same voice that'll summons you, "Come up." Aren't you glad of that, Brother Evans? The voice that said, "Turn around," same voice said, "Come up." Oh, my. There, what a summons. What a reality, clear, distinct like a trumpet, "Turn around; serve Me. Come up to where I am."
There we seen them representing those who died, Moses to represent the dead saints, rose. Elijah, with his group at the last day, with his raptured group standing there all before the Lord Jesus.
66 REV.CHAP.4 PT.2 24 ELDERS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 585-643 -- 61-0101

...3rd mystery is the mystery of the translation of the living saints at the end time of this age: I Corinthians 15 and also Thessalonians 4:14-17.
31-1 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

This is not the generally known rapture. Here are the living and the dead assembled together, only the living saints is referred to as the raptured group, the others represented by Moses are still dead at that time. Revelation 5:13 explains that while this Judgment of the righteous souls takes place yonder, the natural bodies of the living saints will remain on the earth, and the bodies of the dead saints under the earth in the grave (represented by Moses), and those who drowned will still be in their watery grave in the sea. The Apostle Peter mentioned twice that the Lord will come and judge the living and the dead. Paul wrote the same to Timothy, charging him to preach this doctrine.

REVELATION.5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the
, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in
them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be]
unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

II.TIMOTHY.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;

We must not miss this explanation of Revelation 4, part 1 and 2, preached in January 1961. It is very important because later the Prophet never repeats it again in such detail. All mankind, all 6 ½ billion people on the earth are pushed towards the edge of a cliff, and only those few believers who understand and are prepared will hear that summons to "come up hither," the rest of the population of the earth will be driven over the edge into the outer darkness, where there shall be weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. There will be no other option at that time, either one or the other.

Six month later, Brother Branham mentioned again the true explanation of Revelation 5:1.

Look, this is not written in the Word; it's sealed on the back of the Word. The Book was sealed by these seven seals. The whole mystery of the Book is sealed up in these seven seals. This is one of the most greatest chapters in the whole Book of the Revelations. Look.
       And I saw in the right hand of him that set upon the throne a book
       written within and... written within...
(Inside's written, that's what we're
       reading this morning.)... and... the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Outside the Bible, what the Bible doesn't even say, it's sealed in here with seven seals: the mysteries of God.

So this is one thing they might squabble about this in here, about what it is, but He's the One that Divinely interprets It. But on the backside here there's no one can do it. It belongs to Him and Him alone, and He's the One that can reveal those seven mysteries out. And watch here, every bit of it is on redemption, how the church was redeemed and what WILL BE the redeemed.
92 + 161 REV.CHAP.5 PT.1 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 717-746 -- 61-0611

Brother Branham must have foreseen the "squabble" we have today about the Seals and all these other mysteries. But there will be no "squabble" yonder at the other Sealsopening by the Kinsman Redeemer, on the great and dreadful day of the Lord when we will be fully redeemed. Once again, the following quote spells it out so clear. After the church age has ended in Revelation 3, the saints (John is a type) will be translated up to Heaven to partake in the other Sealsopening. But between the end of the church ages (when they have ended) and this other Sealsopening are chapters 4 and 5 like a tie block, or a diamond hitch, or the Breach as he later called it. That's when the Lamb appears to take the Book.

Now, we find out then that in this first beginning of the chapter, that we find that the--the 5th chapter is just a tie block, it's--it's a--a diamond hitch that ties the last part of the church age of the 3rd chapter. The 4th chapter tells what John was taken up into heaven. And the 5th chapter is preparing for these... Where you went through the seven church ages, then John's lifted up in the 4th chapter. And the 5th chapter, he's just setting a scene here for the opening of the seven seals...
79 REV.CHAP.5 PART 2 -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 747-793 - 61-0618

A month later, the Prophet said again that he would like to speak on the seven last Seals. In his teaching, he continued his prophetic explanations of "What is to come," AFTER the church ages.

Then if the Lord is willing, if it be God's will; I have made a statement here not long ago, that I would like to speak to you on the seven last Seals of the--of Revelation.
27 EVER PRESENT WATER -- JEFF.IN -- V-14 N-6 -- 61-0723M

And we have started from Revelations 1, got over in the 6th chapter. And of course, we get in now to the seven last Seals. And those Seals will run from the 6th--last part of the 6th chapter unto the 19th chapter inclusive. So it would take a long time.

Later in July 1961, Brother Branham preached the "The seventy weeks of Daniel" series. Again he spoke much about this subject, explaining that the Lamb and Lion was also the Judge when time has run out, when the mediatorial work is finish and the Judge comes forth to take the Book. That will take place after the church ages, at the time of the last half of Daniel's seventieth week.

Our Kinsman Redeemer, the elders was right when they called Him a Lamb about to become a Lion his Judge. He was a Lamb, you know, with the seven sealed Book. When the Book was taken, the mediatorial work was finished.

Now, in the 3rd chapter the Church was gone up, but now redemption is to be revealed, how the Church was redeemed, the revelation of what taken place during the church age. See, the Church is gone. So He is now showing in the 5th chapter how He did it, what taken place, how He sealed the Church off: The revelation of His Name, water baptism using His Name, Eternal Life, no eternal hell, serpent's seed, eternal security; all the great doctrines, predestination of the Church that was revealed to the Church. He's showing how He done it. Now, our Kinsman is handed the seven sealed Book of Redemption from the original Owner...

...swearing by Him that lives forever and ever, that time has run out on the last Seal. And you wait till we get in them Seals and see where that Seal's at. After you find the seventy of weeks, then see where the Seals are. Time has run out. Redemption is over. He is now the Lion and the Judge. He's your Saviour this morning, but one day He'll be your Judge.
49 + 50 + 63 GABRIEL'S INSTRUCT TO DANIEL -- JEFF.IN -- DA 1-44 -- 61-0730M

The following quotes are very interesting, Brother Branham explains the "legal" part of Redemption according to Leviticus 25. When the Jews rejected the Messiah, God never canceled His covenant with Israel because He did blind them that we, the Gentiles would have a chance to be saved. The Redemption story of Boaz, Naomi and Ruth helps us to understand why it has to be like this.

Now, our Kinsman is handed the seven sealed Book of Redemption from the original Owner. Amen. Who was--we find was the original Owner? God Himself. "And the Lamb came and took the Book out of the right hand of Him that set upon a throne." Who was the Lamb? The Redeemer, our Kinsman Redeemer, the Kinsman to the Church Who come and redeemed Israel.
Now, we're going to get into that this morning. Israel was redeemed, but it was not applied to them, 'cause they rejected Him. But the Church received their redemption. And He is our Kinsman Redeemer. As Boaz had to redeem Naomi in order to get Ruth the Moabite, an alien, a Gentile, so Christ redeemed Israel, applied the redemption, and was rejected.

And Jesus redeemed Israel at Calvary, but it was not a pardon to them, because they did not receive it as a pardon. But in our lesson now on these seventy weeks, we find they come back and receive their pardon. But He redeemed the Church. Then we are pardoned, because we have received the Blood of Jesus Christ as our pardon.
Now, we find that He was our Kinsman Redeemer, and He took the Book out of the hand of the original Owner. It is a title deed to redemption. We found that.

Revelations 6:1 to Revelations 19:21 is connected with the seventy of weeks; therefore we must stop and explain before we go further. We must stop and explain why these seventy of weeks, 'cause if you don't you'll MISS those Seals, you'll miss those Trumpets, you'll miss those vials, those Plagues, those three unclean spirits like frogs, those three Woes, the casting out of the red dragon, the woman in the sun. You'll miss it all if you don't, 'cause it takes place right here in this seventieth week. That's where it takes place.
51 + 55 + 71 GABRIEL'S INSTRUCT TO DANIEL -- JEFF.IN -- DA 1-44 -- 61-0730M

Tens of thousands of Message ministers read these quotes just like we do, so why don't we hear it being preached all over the world? It is of utmost importance to prepare the believers to be ready for that call to come up hither and meet the dead in Christ, and together appear before the Throne and welcome our Kinsman Redeemer when He comes to loose these last seven Seals to all of us.



All this now that we see will help us by His grace as we endeavor to approach these last Seven Seals. See where WE'D HAVE MISSED IT? From Revelation 6:1 to Revelation 19:21, we would've missed it, 'cause (See?) we'd have been trying to apply it back there in this Gentile age, where you see it's over in this age. See? Now, we have proved it by the Word of God, and by the history, and by everything, and by the signs of the times, by the days, that there's nothing else left.
193 SEVENTY WEEKS OF DANIEL -- JEFF.IN -- DA 89-141 -- 61-0806

They truly miss it, everyone I ever heard of is trying to apply everything about Seals into March 63. It is very, very sad that millions of Message believers have no idea about this doctrine and will miss all unless the Lord will still do something about it. Later, in June 1962, Brother Branham must have realized that the ministers don't get the Message as they should, and he called them together for a ministers meeting in the Tabernacle. He urged them, not once, but a few times to come together on a monthly basis and talk about the deeper things, and if there was a problem, then he would use the gift of discernment to find the absolute truth. What an opportunity! Did they ever do it?

And then in there, get training in your own groups other ministers, men that you see that has a calling in their life for the ministry. Train them young men; bring them in here to the elder. All of you set together in a ministerial meeting and there teach the deeper things of God. Don't go on the bad end. Keep someone who, can have confidence in to be kind of like a--a leader for you. And then sometimes if you don't see it just exactly the way he does, goes--that's all right, you're in the faith anyhow; just move along. Maybe when we come together then, all of us together, we'll pray, the discernment of God come down, and He'll give it just exactly what it is (You see?) and let us know just how to do it.
762-82 TAKING SIDES WITH JESUS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 62-0601

And I think, if the Lord willing, I want to take, the next time that we start on the Seven Seals of Revelation, and the seven natural seals. And then if we get through in time, take the seven seals on the back of the Book. See? Now, that may take a little time. 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

Once again, the Prophet explains that both sections in this Book of Revelation 5:1 are sealed with seven Seals. And, very important, that AFTER the previously hidden and "sealed" mysteries of the written Word have been revealed and given out, only then can the other Seals on the backside of the Book be loosed. It is obvious that "given out" means when the last believer has received it. The next quote tells us that part of the opening of the written Seals is to teach all about the seven last Seals. Not to fulfill it, but to teach it, describe and interpret it, that we can prepare ourselves for it.

And now, the next time, as far as I know, to be with you, will be after the church is completed. And I want to then, after the church ages, now we want to go then to the seven last seals, and the seven last seals in the Book of Revelations, to teach that.
6 GUIDE A -- JEFF.IN -- V-12 N-7 -- 62-1014E

But I promised after them Seven Church Ages we'd talk on the Seven last Seals. God willing, we're going to do that right away.

Now, to you from the Tabernacle, we'll let you know as soon as possible if we can get it arranged up for those Seven Church Ages, to be followed up with the Seven Last Seals.

In December 1962, after Brother Branham saw a vision of seven mighty Angels coming to him, he preached the sermon "Is this the sign of the end, Sir?" This is one of the most important sermons he ever preached, later he referred at least 31 times back to it. The main subject is Revelation 5:1, this Book in the right hand of Him on the Throne. He explains again indisputably that this Book has 2 sections, and both sections are sealed with seven Seals each. He strongly emphasizes that only the opening of the first section, the Word "written within," is his ministry. And the opening of these Seals reveals and explains the mystery of the opening of the other section when time has run out.

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 I 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 back side of the Book, that's outside the Bible.

Notice, Revelations 5:1. Listen at this now.
       And I saw in the right hand of him that set upon the throne a book written within...
       (The writing was with inside.)... and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Now, there's writing on the inside of the Book, but the backside had seven seals on the back of it that wasn't written in the Book. Now, this is the revelator talking: John. Now, remember, it wasn't written in the Book. "And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel all this mystery that's written within should be finished." It should be taken care of in that day. Now, do you see what I mean? Are you following me?
Then is the time for the seven voices of Revelations 10 to be revealed. When the Book is finished, there's only one thing left, and that is the seven mysterious voices of thunder that was wrote on the backside of the Book that John was forbidden to write.
30-1 + 37-3 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

Don't fail; don't--don't fail, please don't this time. I'm fixing to leave you. Don't fail. If you ever listened, listen. These seals are on the backside of the book, and at the time that the seventh angel is sounding, all the mysteries that are written in the Book is completed. And immediately, the Book that was open and written and within, is closed. The mysteries of God is finished; and this is the mysteries of God, the going of the church, and all these other things. The mysteries is over.

There'll just be a few understand it. "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the coming of the Son of man." What was saved? Five souls. In the days of Lot there was actually three saved. The wife started out and lost. So shall it be in the coming of the Son of man. There'll be very few saved, translated in that time. One of the mysteries of that church being taken up...
38-2 + 35-2 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-11 -- 62-1230E

The greatest mystery is the translation of the living saints to join the dead saints yonder, and then appear together before the Throne of God to see the bloody Lamb, the Kinsman Redeemer and Judge, coming down from the Mercy Seat to take the Book. That is the other section,which is the Lamb's Book of Life, and the opening of that section will judge us in righteousness and redeem us. Then, as Brother Branham has been told behind the curtain of time, then we will come back to the earth to pick up our glorified bodies in the resurrection and the body change for the living saints.

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?

Blast that shook the earth, and when the first seal of the seven that was opened in the Bible, it come forth, just one, but a blast that shook the whole thing: a thunder. And then, if the seals that's on the backside would open, would not it be a thunder too?

When the first Seal... in the Book WAS (past tense) opened... Would not (future tense) the first Seal of the outside Book open the same way? Once again, we see in these two quotes that there are two separate sections and both are sealed with seven Seals. They also reveal without doubt that the two Sealsopenings take place at different times, and the second one is still in the future. There are many more quotes like these in this sermon, explaining the same thing. Next comes the opening of the seven written Seals in March 1963 to further show us what is, and what is to come.

And tonight, I want to take the 5th chapter of Revelations, which is blending in from the--from the Seven Church Ages to the Seven Seals...

I'd like to make a announcement or two, that tonight, I want to speak on this Book, bridging it between the last church age to the Seal opening. Now, there's a vast gap in there. And... Before, when I ended up on the Church Ages, I also spoke there upon the Seventy Weeks of Daniel immediately following 'cause it tied in.
3-7 + 18-3 {18 + 98} GOD IN SIMPLICITY -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317M

Again, the Prophet explains that after the church ages, immediately the Gospel will go over to the Jews for the last part of Daniel's seventieth week to be fulfilled. At that time the Breach will take place, which is the 5th chapter of Revelation, leading up to the opening of the other seven Seals. Brother Branham made it very sure, it is between the finished church ages and the seven Seals.

And now tonight, we are--have a--starting on the subject of the "Breach Between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals."

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." Now, there is also a 6th chapter of... and there was a 4th chapter, rather, of Revelation, and in that it kind of revealed something that would take place after the Church going up...

Notice, and is not revealed until--this Book is not revealed until the church ages and denominational ages has run out, and there's time no more. See it? It's only revealed after church ages and denominational ages has run out. That's the reason the thing is in such a scruple tonight.

He changed His strain from the Almighty to be a man to take on the form of man, so He could die to redeem man. Wait till we see Him, when there's nobody worthy. See?
67-1 + 70-5 + 76-2 + 89-3 {1 + 23 + 54 + 137} BREACH THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317E

Those of us who are not scrupled-up about these facts, and understand and are preparing to meet our Lord, our Saviour and Kinsman Redeemer, we know that we will see Him on that great day of Redemption in His nail-scared body when He will be the only worthy One Who can take that Book.
The next quote has baffled many because they have missed that Christ will have to start to redeem the Jews before He can come to fully redeem His Bride. We also see the two raptures here, the living saints have been raptured to partake in His coming, and after that the second rapture.

This seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelations 10. If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelations 10 just a moment, so you'll get a understanding before we get into it. Now, this is at the end time, for listen.
       ... I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with
       a cloud: and a rainbow... upon his head,...

If you notice that's Christ (See?), 'cause He in the Old Testament was called the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the Jews now, for the Church is finished. See? All right.
       ... and his face... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
You remember that Angel in Revelations 1? Same thing. Angel is a messenger, and He's a Messenger to Israel. See? The Church has been raptured. See? Now, or fixing to be raptured. He comes for His Church.
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And the whole thing here, the Seven Seals got the mysteries of God from the foundation of the world all sealed up in there, and revealed by Seven different Seals; that if God willing--let Him--let us pull back these Seals and look down through the Book and find out what it's all about. See? Oh, I hope we have a great time.
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The Lamb through Brother Branham is pulling back the veil from the Bible, He is pulling back these Seals that we can look down through the written Word and see all these mysteries everywhere in the Message, including those mentioned in this chapter. We must be ready to be translated yonder to meet all the saints of all ages there, when the Lamb opens the seven "different Seals" to reveal the greater Mysteries such as the "uttering" of the seven Thunders which will take place at that time and place, and the Lord's new Name, all our new names, our exact position in the body and much more which we cannot comprehend at this time in this corrupt body and this filthy environment.



All that, what Christ will do at the END will be revealed to us this week in the Seven Seals if God will let us. See? All right; it'll be revealed. And revealed as the Seals break and are released to us, then we can see what this great PLAN of redemption is and when and how it's going to be done. It's all hidden in this Book of mystery here. It's sealed up with Seven Seals... And so the Lamb is the only One Who can break them.
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The last quote spells it out even clearer. The 1963 Sealsopening reveals, not fulfills, but explains what this great plan of Redemption on the great and dreadful day of the Lord is, and how it's going to be done at the END. It was all hidden and sealed in the Bible, but it was revealed in "this week" in March 1963. Two pages further in the Sealsbook, the Prophet explains this plan of Redemption again in detail, repeating it step by step as we have seen it already in previous quotations up to now.

And John, in the Spirit, standing up here in heaven... He's just been lifted up now from the Church Ages (See?), saw the Church Ages, and then he was taken up in the 4th chapter. He said, "Come up higher; I'm going to show you things that will come." And he saw One setting upon the throne with this Book in His hand, in His right hand. Think of it. Now, and then in this Book was the title deed to redemption. And it was sealed with Seven Seals. And then a Angel came forth, a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who was worthy to open the Book, to take the Book;
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A minute ago we read where the Prophet said: "Wait till we see Him, when nobody is worthy." We understand that John represents us, the Bride made up of the dead saints and the translated ones who will see no death. We will all be standing "up there" at that time when this call will be made by this Angel. This is the plan of Redemption unfolded, Brother Branham explains now the only way that we can ever be redeemed, there is no other way, this is obviously of utmost importance.

Oh, my, maybe I'm just feeling this this a way. "But, let Him," said the Angel, "let Him..." Here is the Book of Redemption. Here is the plan of redemption. Here is the only way you'll ever be redeemed, for here is the title deed to redemption of the whole heavens and earth. "Let Him come forward, if He will." Oh, my. "Now speak or forever hold his peace. Let Him come forward and claim this Book. Who's worthy to do it?" And John said there was no man in heaven found worthy; no man on earth found worthy; no man beneath the earth that ever lived and died was found worthy; no man was found worthy.
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With their bodies still beneath the earth in the graves, those saints that ever lived and died, the dead typed by Moses an Mount Transfiguration, they will all be standing there together with the translated living saints who have left their bodies behind on the earth. From the first son of God, from Adam all the way down to the very last one whose name is written on the Lamb's Book of Life, all will be standing there on that great and dreadful day of Redemption and righteous Judgment.

The Angel's call was a call for the Kinsman Redeemer to appear. God said, "I have a law, a Kinsman Redeemer can--can be a substitute." Where is that Kinsman Redeemer? Who's able to take it?
And it come 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 of--of all the ones that had died, all the holy men, Job, the sages. Everyone was standing there, and nobody was worthy even to look at the Book, let alone take It and break the Seals.
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Was Adam, Moses, Elijah, the Apostles, the sages of old and everyone else in Jeffersonville at the opening of the seven written Seals in March 1963? Certainly not, but they will participate when the last seven Seals will be loosed yonder. Brother Branham mentioned the Apostles twice, and at that time and place they will see the Lord's coming as they were told by those Angels in Acts 1:11.

ACTS.1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in
like manner
as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The Prophet said that the Lord Jesus will come in a cloud of Glory. He also specifically said that Job would stand there. That will fulfill Elihu's explanation of the coming of the just One, Who will put His hand on the holy God when He takes the Book out of the right hand of Him on the Throne and opens those Seals to redeem and judge us in righteousness, every one individually, the living and the dead, before the resurrection of the dead as he was told: "Then the man shall rise again."

And Elihu says to him, in like so many words like this, "You see the flower never sinned. Corn and stuff, it reproduces for life here on earth, but there's coming a just One, Who'll stand in the breach between man and God, and put His hand on a sinful man, and a holy God, and bridge the way. Then the man shall rise again."

The Prophet continued to reveal the plan of Redemption on page 93 in the Breach. He explained why no other man was worthy to take the Book, because none of them was redeemed. In the third Seal he said that we are all on the other side of the chasm, this breach between God and man. As we see in the quote above, only that Just One, the Kinsman Redeemer, only He can step into that breach and bridge the way back to God, and remove that chasm altogether and restore the relation between God and His children as it was before the fall. That is thevery purpose of that day.

John said here, "And no m-a-n," not Angel, not Seraphim; they hadn't sinned, but they were in a different category. They'd never fallen. But this had to be a kinsman redeemer. No man, 'cause there was none of them redeemed. No man was worthy to look at it.
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Brother Branham and the Bible declare that we are redeemed already when we are baptized with the Holy Spirit. But we are also taught that that is the earnest, the down-payment of our salvation, which means that more is to come. Only those who are redeemed, who's names are on the Book, we will be gathered at the day of our full Redemption when we will be claimed individually by the Kinsman Redeemer, and be told to enter into the joys of the Lord. That will remove the chasm.

EPHESIANS.1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the
word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye
believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

LUKE.21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up,
and lift up your heads; for YOUR redemption draweth nigh.



Notice, He is not an animal. He took the Book out of the right hand of Him that set upon the throne. Who was it? The--the Owner, the original Owner that had the Book of Redemption in His right hand, and no Angel, no angelic being, nothing else could take the place. And this bloody Lamb walked out and took the Book out of His hand. What was it? Brother, this is the MOST SUBLIME thing in the Scripture, a act, that not an Angel, not nothing could do it, and the Lamb come and took it from the right hand of Him that set upon the throne. What is it? Now it belongs to the Lamb. Amen.
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That will be the day of YOUR redemption, when YOU and I will be fully redeemed and claimed by the bloody Lamb, the Kinsman Redeemer. That is the most sublime event in the entire Scriptures. When will it be? The following quote tells us once again that when the last one has received the Message and is sealed away with the earnest until the day of Redemption, only then can the day of Redemption take place, which is the opening of the last seven Seals. That does not even need a spiritual revelation, it is plain logical that this "most sublime" event is still in the future.

It is redeemed by Christ, but He's doing the part of the Kinsman Redeemer taking His subjects, until the last one name is put on that Book, has already received it and been sealed away. Now, do you got it? Then He comes from His throne, His Father's throne, walks forward, takes the Book out of God's hand from the throne and claims His rights.
136-3 {131} FIRST SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0318

There are at least 11 quotes preached during the opening of these 7 Seals which state clearly that when the last one comes in, and is redeemed and finish, only then will the Lamb come forth and take the Book. The next quote is one of those nuggets which are found between the lines. Brother Branham hopes that those Brothers will be there also in their white robes on the same day when the souls under the Altar receive their white robes, at the opening of the fifth Seal yonder in glory. The saints of all ages will be there, those few Sardis saints also who have kept their robes clean.

Them noticing them poor fellows standing there, God help you, brethren. I hope each one of you are given a white robe that day too. See? Standing, changing back and forth with legs hurting, and some of you worked all day.
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REVELATION.3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled
their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

In the sixth Seal, Brother Branham relates a very revealing dream he had of this Judgment of the righteous, the scene at the coming of the chief Shepherd when the crowns will be given out.

I was standing one day, and I was watching the great time that... Not the judgment now. I don't believe the church ever comes to the--I mean the Bride goes to a judgment. But I was there when the crowns was being given out.
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I.PETER.5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear,
ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

And the great--great big Throne set up here, and Jesus and the recording Angel and all was standing there. And there was a stair-steps-like coming down this way of white ivory (run down in a circle and made a panoramic like this and went out), so that all this great host standing out there could see what was happening.
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The Prophet seen the Throne as described in Revelation 4:2 and 5:1. Jesus, the bloody Lamb, had already taken the Book out of the right hand of Him on the Throne, and the recording Angel at His side was calling every individual saint, one at the time, out of this great host of the gathered saints of all ages, to come up and receive his or her crown and reward and to be told: "Well done..."

And I was standing back over to--way back to one side. And I was just standing there, never an idea I had to walk them steps. I was standing there, and I'd see a recording Angel would call a certain name, and I know--recognized that name. I looked and way back out there, here come the brother walking, or the sister, walk up here like that, the recording Angel standing there by the side of Christ (just a dream now), and was watching, and their names was on there. It was found in the Book of Life; He'd look out over them and say, "It was well done, my good and faithful servant. Now, enter in."
I looked back where they was going, there was a new world and the joys. And said, "Enter into the joys of the Lord that's been--that's been for--yours since the foundation of the world." See?

Just think, just like they would say, "Orman Neville." See? And then," I'd say, "that's old Brother Neville; there he is," and here he come out of the crowd, goes up. I hear Him say, "Enter into the joys of the Lord that's been prepared for you since before the foundation of the world. Enter in." And old Brother Neville just changed and just start back in there just screaming and hollering. Boy, I'd just shout and say, "Glory to God." Standing over here by myself, having a wonderful time, watching my brethren go in. And a recording Angel stood and said, "William Branham...."

I started walking up through there and just as I made the first step, I stopped, and I thought... I looked at His face, and I thought, "I want to get a good look at Him this way," and I stopped.

In May 1960, when Brother Branham was taken out of his body and translated behind the curtain of time, he wanted to see the Lord Jesus. But he was told that he cannot see Him, because the Lord is higher. But one day Jesus will come to judge him, then he will see Him. In this dream, Brother Branham saw how that prediction will be fulfilled at the coming of the Lord. After the Prophet woke up, he sat in a chair and cried. Having seen all this, he is urging us not to miss that great event.

Why, it's going to be a wonderful thing. Don't miss it; don't miss it. By the grace of God, do all you can do, and then it'll be up to God to take care of the rest of it.
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4. What is the--the name of the--that'll be on the people of Revelations 3:12?
I don't know. Yeah. He said give them a new name. I--I--I don't know what that is. See? It'll be probably made known when we get there, but I--I don't know what it is now. See? See, He is going to do that.
471-3 {98} Q+A ON THE SEALS -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324M

Because the people had overlooked this revelation of the two times seven Seals to be opened at different times, they were all confused at that time already. When Brother Branham said that it will be made known "when we get there," they did not know that he was talking of this event spoken of in this dream above, and in the other explanations which we have seen in this chapter about this "greatest event in human history." The next quote confirms this again, because it is the very same gathering explained by the Prophet, the same Judgment as he was told behind the curtain of time.

We have seen the quotes where Brother Branham tells us that the 1963 Sealsopening took place in that room where he met the Pillar of Fire every day to open up and reveal the Seals. Then, at the evening, he came to the Tabernacle and revealed a tiny fraction of all that which he received in that room in the morning, the Lord instructed him how much he was allowed to reveal. The Prophet tells us in this quote that at that Judgment we will also receive the full revelation as it was revealed to him in that room. He always connected the Seven Thunder Voices to the opening of the seven Seals on the backside of the Book, at the Judgment of the righteous. This quote confirms that.

"When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know. But one of these days, if we never meet again on this earth, we're going to meet yonder at the--at the judgment seat of Christ. And you'll find out that in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest of them has), that them... One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written.

And here when the Seventh Seal, when He opened it, He also omitted it again. See? So we see that it is a complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for these mystery to be known, therefore, we're this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time. Now, until that time, let's just all pray and live good straight Christian lives, looking forward for His coming.
568-2 + 576-7 {335 + 398} SEVENTH SEAL THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0324E

The seventh Seal was opened in that room, but the Lord did not allow His Prophet to preach it at the Branham Tabernacle. We will know it at the Judgment seat of Christ when Jesus appears on earth again. After the opening of the seven written Seals in March 1963, Brother Branham kept on saying that someday, in the future, Jesus will come from the sanctuary to take the Book.

He's in the work now, doing the work of redemption. But someday He walks from the sanctuary to take up the Book of redemption that He's purchased with His own Blood. Then the hour's over. He comes forth then to claim what He has redeemed.
E-75 CONFERENCES -- TUCSON AZ -- 63-0608 = June 8, 1963

Grant it, Lord, that the Kingdom of God will soon be established in the earth. You're coming for Your delegates. One day the Lamb is going to leave the sanctuary, come forth to take the Book out of the hand of Him Who is the deed Owner of it.
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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.
55-6 SOULS IN PRISON NOW -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-22 - 63-1110

In November 1963, 8 month after the opening of the written Seals, the Prophet said that it could be now, or tomorrow, or next year that the Lamb walks from the sanctuary to take the Book. I wonder what is going through the mind of most ministers when they read quotes like these, and then brush it aside and never preach it like that. There are more enlightening quotes about the seventh Seal in this sermon than in "The seventh Seal" which was preached at the March 1963 Sealsopening.

But under the Sixth Seal where these Trumpets opened... Remember, under there we find out that the Lamb came forth, appeared on the scene. He had left the mercy seat. His work of redemption was finished. And He came forth and took the Book out of the right hand of Him that set upon the throne, and time was no more.
24-1 SOULS

The Lamb had redeemed it, but He could not come forth until every name was revealed, and that was taken place under the Sixth Seal, before the Seventh broke. Then the...?... Then the Lamb came for what He'd redeemed. He come to claim what He had redeemed.
25-5 SOULS

The Bride is sealed in with Christ. The last member has been redeemed. Sixth Seal has produced itself. The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth. The Lamb come and took the Book out of the right hand of Him and set down and claimed what He owned, what He had redeemed. That right? It's always been that Third Pull.
50-3 SOULS

This last quote, witnessed by two others, is blending many things together which I have written in this chapter about the timing of the coming of the Lord, it is as simple as that. After the church age, and after the last saint has come in, and the Gospel has goneback to the Jews, then Christ will leave the Mercy Seat. That will produce the sixth Seal, the Judgment Seal, and the seventh Seal will be the day of Redemption and the Judgment of the righteous when He comes down to earth to open the seven last Seals. As the next quote says, all these facts should "awakened them up."

Lord, who was in Your thinking before the foundation of the world, surely this is awakened them up. I trust that every one of them was. And there, Father, we'll know when You come, and the great Book is opened, we'll understand then.
190 IDENTIFICATION -- TULARE CA -- V-22 N-14 -- 64-0216 = February 1964

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.

...a little girl was born over in Seattle, Washington. Now, that Book holds her name. He come to redeem whose name was on that Book. "Redeem" means "bring back from where it fell from," and in the human race she was fell. And she can't accept it now; she's too young. So the church will slug right along, just play along. We'll have meetings, and so forth, till that last person is brought in. Then that Book is CLOSED. There's no more added. Then it's all over until... When that time will be, none of us know...

And when the Books is CLOSED of earth's actions, and when they are finished, and we stand at the judgment bar...

One year after the first Sealsopening, Brother Branham continues unabated to reveal and explain the plan of redemption. We understand that the Lamb's Book of Life is laying open in Heaven while the saints acting out their life on earth as it was foreseen and recorded by God before anything was created. We are told in the quotes above, that when the last one has come into the Message, and has accepted it and is saved and sealed and completed his or her "earth's actions," then that Book (the great Book) will be closed and sealed. It will then go into the right hand of Him on the Throne, and God calls all those whose names are in there. Then the Lamb will come to loose those Seals.

There they are; these 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 will be the trumpet, the feast be a rejected, then their Messiah made known. Notice. They'll know their Messiah when they see Him. He's coming in power this time, the One they looked for. He's coming in power for the Gentile Bride, and the Jews are going to recognize Him.

When them Seals are opened, the New Testament has ended and God will be dealing with Israel again. The Prophet has so clearly explained that in "Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel," and here in the "Feast of the Trumpets" he repeats it again. The Jews will recognize Him when He is coming to fully redeem His Gentile Bride and take her from the earth as the next quote says. It also confirms again that first rapture for the living saints to join the dead before His coming to take the Book.

See, everything will be finished for the Gentile church when the Bride is taken from the earth. The Spirit of God leaves the earth: "He that's filthy is filthy still; he that's righteous is righteous still; he that's holy is holy still." In other words the sanctuary becomes smokey, where the--the Attorney stands to plead the case. Christ leaves the sanctuary; His day of mediatorial is over. The rapture comes; He leaves from the sanctuary, goes forth and takes the Book of Redemption, and claims everything He redeemed. There's no more mediatorial work. How many understands that?
1032-Q-306 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS -- JEFF.IN -- COD -- 64-0823E

The Prophet asked, "How many understands that?" We have not met one Message believer yet who understands it like that, not one. Once more, Brother Branham urges us to be ready to listen for that summons to "come up hither," to have that rapturing faith for the soul to leave this body and to be translated yonder to meet the sleeping saints and see the Lamb loose those Seals.

'Cause the day is far spent and the evening shadows are falling; the evening Light is here; and we are soon listening for the summons to come on high, and we are wanting to be ready at that hour. So, help us, Father. And there's no man worthy to open the Book, or to loose the Seals thereof; but the Lamb, that was slain from the foundation of the world, come took the Book and loosed the Seals.
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And there wasn't nothing, nobody in heaven, or in earth, or anywhere, was worthy to come take the Book, or to even to look on It. John wept with great... Because the whole Book of redemption was there. It was at the meeting the other night, that little Assembly of God brother and sister sang that song, "I wonder if John saw me when he saw all the nations gathered. Did he see me?" Sure he did, if your name was on that Book.

Did John see me, Emil Fichter, when he saw the saints of every nation kindred and tongue sing the song of redemption in Revelation 5:9 on the great and dreadful day of the Lord? Did John see you up there, whoever you are who is reading this chapter? Can we grasp the fact that there will never be another possibility, no other time and place to be fully redeemed? If John did not see us there at that time, then we have been pushed over the cliff into the outer darkness, the great tribulation.

He starts saying things and doing things he has to answer for. And then when that life ends, that record or tape is took off and laid in the--in the great big library of God... Now, how you going to get around it at the judgment bar? It's played right back in front of you: Every move you made, every thought that went through your mind.

It's a purification from sin, which is the Word of God. And the thinking man, the man that knows he's got to stand before God, knows he's got to answer for every Word of the Bible, It'll satisfy that taste that's in your heart.

The message now goes into history, and it's recorded on the Book. We all have to answer now for this, every move that we made, every word that we said, every thought went through our mind, the record is still playing. And it'll play on till life is over, and then we'll answer at the day of the judgment.
187 + 189 THINKING MAN'S FILTER -- JEFF.IN -- V-5 N-6 -- 65-0822E

But let us have all of our deeds done right, because they're in a book, a record that's to be played at the day of the judgment.

Near the end of his ministry, Brother Branham spoke a lot about this judgment. In "Thinking man's filter" he referred 9 times to it. Maybe he was aware that the people did not understand it correctly. In the following quote the Prophet tells us that the soul has to answer to God on that day.

...knowing that we're bowing our heads to the dust from which we were brought, someday will return; knowing that you got a soul in there that has to answer to God... And if you feel that you're not just ready for that rapture, that if it would come tonight, and you'd want to be remembered in prayer, just raise your hand.
211 RAPTURE THE -- YUMA.AZ -- V-5 N-14 -- 65-1204

Eve's transgression was twofold. First she failed to stay with the Word, and she accepted Satan's false doctrine. That was her soul that committed that first sin, the greater sin, and then came the forbidden act in the flesh. Adam never sinned in his soul, he never disbelieved God's Word, but he did partake in the act of the flesh in order to save his wife, knowing that God would somehow make a way of Redemption. At the day of Redemption, the second Adam and Kinsman Redeemer will present the souls who have believed every Word of God faultless before the presence of God at this Judgment of the righteous saints of all ages when the Lamb's Book of Life will be opened. Only that can lift the curse of death, and then we come back to earth and pick up our glorified bodies.

Because that your body is not yet redeemed. Your body is not redeemed. No matter how much, how good you are, and how saintly and how holy, how much Holy Spirit, that's only your soul. And your soul is not completed yet. It's just got the blessing, the promise of God, which is the earnest of our salvation.



The "great puzzle" has been solved, the dark cloud of confusion is removed for those believers who have an eye to see and an ear to hear. We understand clearly that the key is the Prophet's interpretation of Revelation 5:1, both sections of that Book are sealed with seven Seals. The first section, the Word "written within" is the Bible which was opened and "unsealed" in March 1963 when the Lamb in the form of the Holy Spirit met the Prophet every day in that room to reveal much more to him than what we know at this time. When the last one has come in and is sealed with the earnest, then the church ages will be completed and the same Message will go over to the Jews. At that time, God will gather all His saints together, the living and the dead, and Jesus will leave the Mercy Seat and come to take the other section, the Lamb's Book of Life, and loose those seven last Seals and fully redeem and claim His Bride. He will lift the curses of Genesis 3 off each saint when He will judge us in righteousness, and then we come back to earth to pick up our glorified bodies.

There are many more quotations and Scriptures we could use to confirm this subject of the coming of the Lord. But in this chapter, there are already more than what is necessary to understand this "most sublime" event. It is incredible to know that tens of thousands of ministers and a few million Message believers read these same quotes and Scriptures, but it appears that they do not know how it fits together to get a clear view right along to the end of time. That is the very purpose of the ministry of the Prophet, and the Lord has seen to it that the explanation is clear enough to see it. I experience that the people are not really that much interested, and the ministers don't care enough.

They're doing it because of jealousy, because of spiritual blindness, that they don't want to see; they won't listen to it. Jesus, in His journey here on earth, He said, "Well did Isaiah speak of you; you got eyes and can't see, and ears and can't hear." See? The same reason, the same--the same purpose, and the same reasonings, they're bringing the crucifixion of Christ anew, afresh (as we'll get to it after while), for the same reasons that they did then. They cannot find nothing against it; they're daresn't to try to challenge it. And they know the evidence is there; and they know the Bible says so; and the only thing they can do is blaspheme it. That's exactly. So... And all this, the same reasons... And now, upon this basis I challenge this generation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, for crucifying, and guilty. With dirty, wicked, selfish, denominational hands has crucifying the Prince of Life that wanted to present Itself to the people.

"What do they do? How do they form? What are you saying then, preacher? How you building your platform here that they crucify Him then?" They are crucifying the effects of the Gospel upon the people by their creeds. That's the crucifixion: that where the public set in these big morgues called churches, denominations, and draw a line of creed; and that had--the Word of God can't have an effect upon them, because they--they condemn the very things that Christ said would take place. It just don't come according to their creed, and neither did Jesus come according to their understanding of Him coming. He come in the way that God sent Him, and He come exactly with the Word. No wonder He's said He hid it from the eyes of the wise and prudent and revealed it to babes such as would learn. Do you understand? Oh, they have crucified the effects of the Word.
14-1 + 27-1 INDICTMENT THE -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-19 -- 63-0707

What are Message creeds? The worst and most deadly one is that Christ has left the Mercy Seat, and there is no more blood. That there is no day of Redemption, we are redeemed already. That Brother Branham was mixed up about 2 times 7 Seals opened at different times. The resurrection of the dead is the next thing, nothing else in between. We judge ourselves now, we do not go to a Judgment. Christ left the Mercy Seat, opened the Seals, and went back again. The people in Revel. 5 is not the Bride. There is no more squeeze coming. On sunset mountain, the coming of the Lord was completed etc. These are some of the common false Message doctrines, creeds and dogmas which mislead the believers, apart from those outright ridiculous ones one hears now and then.

       Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once
       knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the
       land of Egypt, afterwards destroyed them that believed not.

Saved them first, brought them out of Egypt, and then had to destroy them, because they didn't continue with their message, You see?

After the Third Pull at Sodom, the doors was shut. There was no more mercy. The ten couldn't be found. And the lost had the Gospel preached that could not be saved, because it was yet... Been that way in every age; every age reject the message before judgment. Have they done it again? Is that appearing of that Pillar of Fire down yonder on the river? Is that appearing alone in the message of cutting the women, and throwing the places where it should be, and rebuking those ministers who takes the place with the denomination instead of staying on the Word, when God's thoroughly a-vindicated that it's Him and not some poor ignorant unlearned thing like a man. It's God. And have we now come to the spot that the Third Pull would return again to the lost eternally?
5-3 + 45-2 SOULS IN PRISON NOW -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-22 -- 63-1110M

REVELATION.18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,
Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and
that ye receive not of her plagues.

It is a terrible thing to say, but seeing what we have seen over all these years, we know that this verse will be applied once more to lots and lots of Message churches. Brother Branham knew that it would be that way, he always said that it would be one or two here and there that will make it. For the sincere believer, the Prophet had a solid advice, stay with the Word under all circumstances.

God don't want cowards. He can't use you if you're afraid to take His Word and believe Him; He wants gallant men, won't pay no attention to nothing but what the Lord says. That's the kind He has to move with. Regardless of what the church says, what the pastor says, what the church stands for, He stands for God and righteousness and His Word. That is the man we ne--God will send these days for His revival that His people are praying for.
10-1 GOD CALLED MAN -- JEFF.IN -- V-2 N-27 -- 58-1005E

"I might fail. It might not be right." Don't you do that at all. 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.
17-3 GREATEST BATTLE EVER FOUGHT -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-11 -- 62-0311

That's the way it is today. How can a man bless these things that's taking people further from God all the time? There's only one thing to do. If you have to stand by yourself, curse the thing in the Name of the Lord and stay with it, when you're absolute... And you say, "Well, Brother Branham, you make people hate you." God will love me. That's my absolute. Can't rest on an arm of flesh; you got to rest on the Word, what God said do.
26-7 ABSOLUTE THE -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-18 -- 62-1230M

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.
171 INFLUENCE -- SHREVEPORT.LA -- V-17 N-8 -- 63-1130B

You show them right here in the Word of God where it's THUS SAITH THE LORD, "But our pastor..." I don't care what your pastor says, don't care what I say, or anybody else says. If it's contrary to God's vindicated Word, the hour, the time, the Message, and so forth, forget it. Stay away from it. And I've got to stand before every one of you in the day of judgment, and you know that.
137 TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE -- JEFF.IN -- V-4 N-8 - 65-0718M

Brother Branham said that we need more faith than in any other age. We can only have that kind of a faith if we know exactly and surely the Word of God as it is explained in the Message without any perversion. We must have personally a clear prophetic vision right up to the day of Redemption, to know all the different stages and what to expect and how to react as we go along till we hear that Trumpet call to "come up hither" to that blessed region yonder where we meet all the other saints and our Redeemer and hear Him say: "Well done my good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord." The Prophet of God said: "Don't miss it, don't miss it, whatever you do, don't miss that." We trust that this chapter will help you to get there, and then we will all meet at Jesus' feet.



A in depth study of the book “The Revelation of The Seven Seals” brought to light 72 quotes which explain the second coming of the Lord, and all about the OPENING of the seven LAST SEALS. To really understand the purpose of these sermons, we must study and UNDERSTAND THE NEXT QUOTE, only then can we correctly place the events which are revealed in this Book, and the right time of their fulfillment. We should examine ALL the following quotes in connection with this one.

This is DESCRIBED in this seven-sealed Book that we're talking of now. All right. The Book of Redemption, it's all described in here. ALL that what Christ WILL DO at the END will be revealed to us THIS WEEK in the Seven Seals if God will let us. See? All right; it'll be revealed. And revealed as the SEALS BREAK and are released TO US, then WE CAN SEE what this great PLAN of redemption is and WHEN and HOW it's GOING TO BE DONE. It's all hidden in this Book of mystery here.
90-1 {140} THE BREACH -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0317E

The opening of those Seals in 1963 revealed, described, opened up to us what Christ WILL DO at the END, and WHEN and HOW it's GOING TO BE DONE. By these revealed mysteries we must prepare ourselves and get ready for that day of redemption at the END. It will take place when the LAST ONE is declared and manifested on earth, and SEALED and finished, and when the church ages are OVER and completed. Then MERCY and GRACE will be over, the Mercy Seat becomes the Judgment Seat and there will be NO MORE BLOOD for the remission of sins. No less than 17 QUOTES of those 72 state plain and clear that AT THAT TIME the Lamb will come forth to TAKE the BOOK (the Lamb's Book of Life) out of the hand of Him on the Throne, and then He will OPEN it and claim and redeem ALL the gathered saints of all ages, from Adam to the LAST ONE. Let's look at some of these quotes, starting in the Breach. The Prophet tells us that we MUST get THIS.

He was a LION. See? The elder called Him, said, "a lion," because He had been a Lamb, an Intercessor, a bloody Lamb, but now He's coming forth as a LION. My. His days of intercession's OVER. "Let him that's filthy be filthy still. Let him that's righteous be righteous still. Let him that's HOLY be holy still." The thing is closed. Oh, brother, then what? Then what? And remember, it comes at the seventh church age, when the mysteries of God will be opened up. Now, watch real close. This is something you MUST GET. Now, He HAD BEEN doing His mediatorial work making intercessions for the believer. For two thousand years He'd been back there, a Lamb. Now, He is stepping forth from ETERNITY to TAKE the title deeded BOOK, and to BREAK the SEALS, and reveal the MYSTERIES. When of it? At the END TIME. Do you get it?
99-1 {210} THE BREACH

...HE'D BEEN on His mediatorial work back here. But remember, these SEALS are ready to be OPENED, and the Lamb come from the sanctuary of God, advanced forward... Wait till we get over there at that one hour--take that ONE-HALF HOUR that is SILENT; the sanctuary's smoking; there's NO MORE INTERCESSION; the Sacrifice has left; it's a JUDGMENT SEAT. There's NO BLOOD on it no more, for the Blood covered Lamb has walked away. Don't you wait till that time.
97-5 {201} THE BREACH

All these quotes from the opening of these 7 Seals of Elijah the Prophet's Message turn our hearts to the teaching of the apostolic fathers, which they have written in the New Testament, BEFORE the bloody Lamb will come forth to take HIS BOOK, and open those Seals to fully redeem ALL His gathered Bride of ALL AGES on that great and dreadful day of the Lord. That's truly Malachi 4.

Notice, when He TOOK the BOOK, the Title Deed, sealed (Just get that in your mind, now.) and BROKE the SEALS of the mystery to reveal them, to bring them to His... See? ALL of His redeemed subjects... Now, when we hit this in the Seals, we're going to go back there and see them souls under the altar crying, "Lord, how long, how long." And here He is as a Mediator on the altar, "Just a little longer until there's more has to suffer like you." But NOW HE COMES from here at this LAST SEAL. He's NO MORE Mediator; He's KING now.
105-1 {252} THE BREACH

There are more quotes in the Breach which say the same, but we move on to the opening of the first Seal. Every morning, the Holy Spirit came into the denroom to open and reveal ONE SEAL at the time to His waiting Prophet, and at the evening he preached parts of it at the Tabernacle.

And there about twelve o'clock in the day the Holy Spirit just swept right down into the ROOM, and the whole thing just OPENED UP to ME, and there it was...?... of this--of this FIRST SEAL being OPENED.
122-3 {38} THE FIRST SEAL -- 63-0318

Now, the mystery of the Book are revealed when the Seals are broken. And when the Seals completely ARE BROKEN, the time of redemption IS OVER, because the Lamb left the intercession post to walk out to take His claims. He was a Mediator between that, but when the REAL revelation happens on the SEALS as they begin TO BREAK, the Lamb is COMING forth from the sanctuary. It's according to the Word. We read it last night. He come from the--out of the midst and TOOK the BOOK. So He's no more Mediator, because even they called Him a Lion, and that's the--that's the KING, and He's not a Mediator then.
124-5 {51} THE FIRST SEAL

Therefore as long as there was ONE NAME hadn't NEVER YET been clared--DECLARED in earth, Christ had to stay there as an Intercessor to take care of THAT name. But as soon as that FINAL name had been splashed in that Clorox or bleach, then His intercessory days was OVER. "Let him that's FILTHY be filthy still. Let him that's HOLY, he's holy still." See? And he leaves the sanctuary, and then it becomes a JUDGMENT SEAT. Woe unto those outside of Christ then. 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.
126-2 {59} THE FIRST SEAL

It seems as plain as reading the newspaper. WHAT will Christ DO at the END? Come forth and take the Book and break the SEALS. WHEN will that happen? AFTER the last one is DECLARED on earth, and AFTER His intercessory days are over, and when the church ages have finished up.

But, see, the kingdom still belongs to Satan. He's still got this part in his hand because why? It is redeemed by Christ, but HE'S DOING the part of the Kinsman Redeemer taking His subjects, until the LAST ONE name is put on that Book, has ALREADY received it and been SEALED AWAY. Now, do you got it? Then He COMES from His throne, His Father's THRONE, walks forward, TAKES the BOOK out of God's hand from the throne and CLAIMS His rights. The first thing He does is call for His Bride. Amen.
136-4 {132} THE FIRST SEAL

Again we skip some of those 17 quotes in the Sealsbook which speak of the coming forth of the Lamb to take the Book, because they are just a repetition of what we have seen already in these other quotes. Remember, this is to explain and call us to be READY for THAT DAY at the END.

Now, he'd never noticed that before. Why? He had been back there in His--doing His mediatorial work, for He was bleeding for the people, INTERCESSING for the people until the LAST SOUL that was put on the LAMB'S BOOK of Life before the foundation of the world COME IN. There's just going to be so many of them there, and that's it. That's all. The others won't even want to come in; they have no desire to come in. And so then WHEN that LAST SOUL COMES IN, THEN the time of redemption is FINISHED. THEN the Lamb comes forth to CLAIM His rights to what He has redeemed, and that's all creation. The earth and everything belongs to Him. See? He has redeemed it with HIS OWN BLOOD. And when He come forth to TAKE this BOOK to OPEN it, why, my, they was... John didn't weep anymore. And he looked, and this Lamb was a slain Lamb. It has already been killed, but it was alive again.
233-4 {34} THE THIRD SEAL - 63-0320

Now, notice, but then AFTER it was ALL OVER, after the--His--His interceding WAS DONE, He comes forth, TAKES the BOOK out of the hand of Him, and then John, and everything in heaven, and begin... The souls under the altar begin screaming (We get that in the Sixth Seal again), and how they rejoiced...
234-5 {37} THE THIRD SEAL

HOW can you be an ANTICHRIST? Anybody that denies that EVERY WORD of THIS--isn't true and to be TAUGHT just the SAME, is an ANTICHRIST, 'cause they DENY the--the--the--the WORD, and He is the Word.
264-5 {266} THE THIRD SEAL

This cannot be taken lightly! Like Revelation 22:18+19, it is by EVERY word. How many TEACH it like THIS? We can be sure that if those quotes above and all the others would be wrong, the Holy Spirit would have certainly corrected the Prophet when HE MET HIM face to face EVERY DAY?

And now, THESE Seven Seals that this Book is sealed with, and THOSE Seven Seals... Now... And then AFTER THESE Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious THUNDERS that John was commissioned to write but then forbidden to write THOSE. And at the time of THOSE thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and SWORE that time had RUN OUT at that TIME. And then WE find - FIND OUT that in the revealing of the Seals that the--the Lamb HAD LEFT His mediatorial work as an Intercessor and had come forth now to CLAIM His rights, all that He had redeemed by His death. And then the... No one could OPEN the BOOK; no one understood It. It was a Book of Redemption, and God, the Father, Spirit, had It in His hand...
283-5 {36} THE FOURTH SEAL - 63-0321

The next quote from the 6th Seal is another good one for clarity about what Christ WILL DO at the END, and HOW and WHEN it will BE DONE. After Brother Branham had met the Pillar of Fire for the sixth time, he preached again about the Lamb coming forth at the END to TAKE the Book. He taught all these facts precisely and placed them time-wise, step by step. How could we miss it?

...tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation be FINISHED. The times are OVER. Yes, sir. And then, "Let him that's filthy, STAY filthy. Let him that's righteous be righteous." See? There's no more Blood on the seat of the--of the--of the--in the sanctuary at all. There's no more BLOOD on the ALTAR. The sacrifice has been removed; and there's nothing but smoke and lightning and JUDGMENT in there. And that's just exactly what's poured out here tonight. (See?) The Lamb's done left the--His mediatorial work. The mediatorial work has been FINISHED from over on the throne, and the Sacrifice, as we've typed Him perfectly, the Kinsman Redeemer, the bloody Lamb that come forth, the Lamb that had been slain (a bloody One, been killed, bruised), come forth and TOOK the BOOK out of His hand. That's... The day's are finished. Now, He's COMING to CLAIM what He HAS redeemed. Amen.
408-1 {119} THE SIXTH SEAL - 63-0323

It's got TO BE, THUS SAITH THE LORD, 'cause it's not only as to say it from me knowing it myself, but the Word of the Lord is THUS SAITH THE LORD. And here is the Word taking what He has give to me and blending it together and showing you, so you know yourself it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. See?
447-1 {403} THE SIXTH SEAL

All these quotes must be taken very seriously because the LORD is talking here DIRECTLY to us, HIS BRIDE, through His Prophet. But If all the facts we have seen so far are still not enough, then there is another undeniable incident which no sensible person could dispute. On the next and last day, Brother Branham had a question and answer service. In the Sealsbook on page 500-3 {266}, someone asked the Prophet if those people in Revelation 5:9 are the raptured SAINTS when the Lamb TAKES the BOOK? He taught all week that WE ALL will MEET the Lord at THAT TIME and place and BE PRESENT and witness the coming of the bloody LAMB to take the Book and OPEN those OTHER 7 SEALS. But for some reason he said NO, they are NOT, CONTRARY to what he had taught the church for the last 7 days. As he tried to answer the next question, THE LORD personally stepped in, the Holy Spirit STOPPED His Prophet, as we see in the next quote.

And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,
and to open the seal thereof: for thou has--wast slain,...
(HERE IT IS. Here it is. I was WRONG ON THAT. See?)... thou hast REDEEMED US to God by the BLOOD of every kindred,... That's right. Now, what do you think about that? Oh, if the PRESENCE of the Holy Ghost isn't here...
501-2 {270} QA.ON THE SEALS -- 63-0324M

The next 2 quotes show us that the Holy Spirit made Brother Branham to go back and CORRECT this accidental oversight, confirming once again that the Bride will BE PRESENT when the LAMB TAKES the BOOK out of the hand of God. When? When the mediatorial grace is OVER and time for redemption will be FINISH and be no more. To miss that event means that everything is lost.

See, I read the first; it does sound like it at the first (See?), "And they sang a new song..." But down here, see what it was? the next, coming on down, "has REDEEMED US." Sure it was the BRIDE, the RAPTURED SAINTS. Could you... And here... Certainly, the--the Lamb had the BOOK in HIS HAND. He'd done LEFT the THRONE of mediatorial grace. See?

When the Lamb LEAVES that seat of the throne, to--being a Mediator, He becomes DOWN HERE, and the day of REDEMPTION for the church is FINISHED. The next redemption is OPENED is for the JEWS, the hundred and forty-four thousand. Is that right? 'Cause He promised He'd cut the tree off, you know. Now, here... Now, here He COMES OUT, the Lamb, and then the day of REDEMPTION is FINISHED, and all that's going to be redeemed is ALREADY BEEN redeemed and put on the Book, and HE'S out here OPENING the BOOK.
502-2 {275} AND 502-4 {276} QA.ON THE SEALS

This incident was certainly embarrassing for Brother Branham, but for us this mishap turns out to be the ULTIMATE CONFIRMATION that this is solid TRUTH. The Lord's personal intervention in this situation makes this fact undeniable to any true believer. To say otherwise, and those who still deny that there are 2 times 7 Seals opened at different times, they are saying indirectly that the Lord HIMSELF made a MISTAKE here, and that HE is also CONFUSED about this subject.

In many other places in the Message, Brother Branham explains that the opening of the 7 Seals in March 1963 was to open up the previously hidden mysteries of the Bible, the "Word written within." They reveal to us what IS, what WAS, and what IS TO COME. All these quotes we are looking at right now reveal, explain and open up the revelation of what IS TO COME, at the very END, and WHEN and HOW it's going TO BE DONE as the first quote in this section so plainly explains it to us. But the other section on the backside of the Book is the sealed LAMB'S BOOK of LIFE, THAT is the Book the bloody LAMB will TAKE from the hand of God, as explained in the following quote.

Now, remember, the Bible said, the LAMB'S BOOK of LIFE was written before the foundation of the world, and your name was put in--was in THAT Book when the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world to redeem every name that was written in THAT Book. See? You got it now? See, there ain't nothing out of order. It's working just exactly like God's big timepiece (See?), like a clock moving right around. Your name was put in there before the foundation of the world, when the Lamb was slain to REDEEM what was in THAT Book. And now, He comes forward and TAKES THAT Book to CLAIM His redemption.
486-3 {188} QA.ON THE SEALS

Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this SEVENTH SEAL cannot be BROKE to the public until THAT HOUR ARRIVES. Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?), for the... We find that Christ, the Lamb took the--the Book in His hand, and He OPENED that SEVENTH SEAL. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it--it's right along with what He said: no one would know HIS COMING; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it's connected together.
576-3 {394} THE SEVENTH SEAL -- 63-0324E

The last quote tells us once more that when the hour of the MANIFESTATION of the SIXTH SEAL arrives, then the LAMB will take the Book and open that SEVENTH SEAL, which is HIS COMING. We know that the SIXTH SEAL is the JUDGMENT Seal, it will start the moment when the Lord will leave the Mercy Seat. There are 4 quotes in "Souls in Prison" which also confirm that when the SIXTH SEAL has "produced itself" (50-3 63-1110M), and the LAST MEMBER is redeemed, THEN the Lamb will come and TAKE the BOOK. I believe this section has enough information from the Prophet for a true believer to understand why there are 2 times 7 Seals opened at different times. We have seen the quotes, and we now realize that the opening of the first seven includes the explanations of what Christ WILL DO at the END, and WHEN and HOW it will BE DONE.

The opening of the seven written Seals is the most important part of Brother Branham's Message, it does FORERUN the SECOND COMING of the Lord, as the Prophet was told at the Ohio river in 1933. The Bride is making HERSELF READY for that greatest of all events as the Prophet calls it. For every true believer, the most important part of this life is to be prepared, and to wait for THAT DAY. To miss it will be the most terrible alternative, more dreadful than anyone can imagine.

Now, the vision plus the Word, plus the history, plus the church ages; and all blends together. So, I could truly say that to the best of my understanding and according to the Word of God and the vision and the revelation, the interpretation thereof is THUS SAITH THE LORD!
579-1 {413} THE SEVENTH SEAL