The tenth chapter of Revelation is a very important Scripture, it explains the endtime Message and the two Messengers, the Word and the Prophet. The first Messenger, the mighty Angel Who came down from Heaven is the Angel of the covenant, the Lord Jesus in Spirit form. Verse one says:

1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven,
clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head,
and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.

Now, there's a Messenger above all these, and a messenger on earth. The English word "angel" means "a messenger."
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And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head. Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming...
Now, all the mysteries at this time should be finished at the sounding of this messenger. Now, here's the angel on earth, and another Angel, mighty Messenger come down. See, this angel was a earthly angel, messenger. But here comes One down from heaven: a rainbow, covenant. See? Only Christ, it could be...
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The mighty Angel came to anoint the seventh angel, the seventh star in His right hand as explained in Revelation 1:20. That is the earthly messenger whose ministry is to finish the mystery of God, the last part and all-inclusive Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Angel of the Lord was going before them. A Pillar of Fire by night, a cloud by day. The Angel of the covenant. The Christ, the Logos before It was made flesh to dwell among us...
...Now tonight, here in God's house where that same Pillar of Fire is here in the house. Right here now. Cause It was the Angel of the Covenant, the Lord Jesus Christ.

When the Light, which you see on the picture tonight, that has been proven to be a Supernatural Being by scientific research... To me it was the same Light that struck down St. Paul. It was the same Light that led the children of Israel, by night. Did you notice, here, this Angel? He was clothed in a cloud. See, He was a cloud by day. Now, that same Light.As to people not understanding, first thought that it was wrong, that I was just saying that. But the Holy Spirit happened to hide the scientific instruments, and the people there, for a vindication, and took the picture of It several times.
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Brother Branham explains here that this mighty Angel, that Light called the Pillar of Fire, had His picture taken SEVERAL times. We read in the Bible that the Word always comes to the Prophet, the following photographs show us the Lord Jesus in Spirit form, the Word, pictured with His Prophet William Branham several times according to Revelation 10:1.

"clothed with a cloud"

"a rainbow was upon his head"

"and his feet as pillars of fire"

"his face was as it were the sun"

The first photo, "clothed with a cloud", was taken by someone in the congregation during a church service. The Prophet explained later, that the scene the camera caught on film is the same "likeness of the Throne" which Ezekiel saw in a vision about 2500 years ago. That Prophet's description of his vision in Ezekiel 1: 26 to 28 does also apply to this photograph. Brother Branham said that "the person" in the picture represents the entire church, the body of Christ.

The second photo, "a rainbow was upon his head" ( the Amplified Bible says, "with a halo like a rainbow"), was captured by a professional hired to take pictures for a hostile Pastor at a convention. That Pastor wanted to use the photos to back up a report he intended to write in his denominational newspaper to disprove divine healing. When they developed the film in the studio, all the negatives were blank, except this remarkable photo. The film was sent to a well-known expert, employed by the FBI as an Investigator of Questioned Documents, who, after extensive tests, pronounced the negative to be absolutely genuine. During Brother Branham's lifetime, this photograph was well-known among the Pentecostals and other denominations all over the world.

The third photo, "his face was as it were the sun", is one of a series of pictures taken by another hired professional at a ministerial breakfast in Switzerland. The Prophet explained that while the Light covered his face, he told, in discernment, one of the ministers present about his shady past life and pronounced him healed of a stomach ulcer. Describing this photo, he points out that the anointing has already started to leave him, it only covers one third of his face as it went up towards the ceiling and disappeared.

The fourth photo, "his feet as pillars of fire", was taken in 1965 at Sunset Mountain. Even though Brother Branham is standing behind the rock, the Pillar of Fire is all around the rock and over the Prophet's feet. We notice that the pyramid-shaped rock has the same form as the one which is hanging upside down from the ceiling in the cave which Brother Branham had used as a retreat. His son Joseph is sitting in the rock, holding onto the very top of it. We believe that this outstanding photograph also tells us that Brother Joseph Branham has a important part "in his hands" in the work of God to the very end.

We want to make it abundantly clear that Brother Branham is not the mighty Angel, he was God's chosen vessel to be a Prophet to deliver the endtime Message which was accompanied and vindicated by great signs and wonders.

Moses never performed one miracle. It was the Angel of God that went before Moses. It was a Pillar of Fire at night, and a cloud by day. And when you see the picture that we're going to show you, shortly, if we haven't. I believe you'll feel that it's the same Pillar of Fire.

The first three photos were taken in the early parts of the Prophet's ministry, when the Message was still progressing towards the climax, the opening of the seven written Seals in March 1963. Verse two of Revelation 10 says:

2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set
his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.



And he had in his hand a little book open:...

Now, here it was closed, here, and sealed, and here it's open; it's been opened. Since that time of the sealing we're getting into tonight, now the Book's opened. A little Book in His hand--in His ... it was opened.
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Now we saw the same thing, which was Christ. And we know Christ is always the Messenger to the Church. Alright. He is called a Pillar of Fire, the Angel of the Covenant and so forth.
And he had in his hand a little book opened: (Now, the Seals have done been broke here! We are breaking them now, but this the thing's opened.) ... and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left... on the earth,
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These two quotes, preached at the time of the opening of the written Seals in March 1963, tell us definitely that the "little Book" was opened in that week. The written Word and the "little Book" is one and the same, it is the Bible. As we have seen in the previous chapters, the Book of Revelation 5:1 has two sections, the Word written within (sealed by seven Seals till 1963), and on the backside sealed with seven (other, different) Seals.

The Prophet declared the opening of the "sealed" written Word as the climax of his ministry, the opening of the "little Book". But Brother Branham spoke many times about the opening of the "great Book" at the end of time, our new names and righteous deeds are recorded in that section of the Book.

My personal "little Book", my King James Bible, has 1374 pages. In Revelation 5:11 and Daniel 7:10, the number of the Bride is given as ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands which add up to many millions of believers, it includes all the saints of all ages. If that would be a literal book, at one page for each saint, it would make a very "great Book".

God, bless these man. And may they serve this office with all their hearts, knowing that it is purchasing through them a great degree in Heaven. Someday when the Books of Heaven shall be closed, may the Book of the celestial beings and in the great Book of Heaven be opened, may their names be one hundred percent before God and the Saviour and all the Heavenly hosts, to be the same in His Kingdom.
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Verse two continues, the mighty Angel standing upon the sea and the earth, it means the same as in Revelation 13. The sea represents the entire world's population and the land or earth was the unpopulated north American continent until the 17th century.

Did you notice the beast come up out of the sea, that was in the Revelation, the 13th. And when you see the beast coming up out of the sea, it's meant that this power was raising up among the people. But in Revelation 13, when this lamb came up, he came up out of the earth, no people, United States.
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The opened "little Book" has to go to every nation, kindred and tongue to gather the Bride together. The mighty Angel in the form of the Holy Spirit will guide the Message to every predestinated child of God. This web-site is intended to be part of that move of God. Verse three of Revelation 10 says:

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:
and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

The mighty Angel spoke through the Prophet as Amos 3:7 and 8 explains.

7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth
his secret unto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God
hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

John the Baptist was the forerunner of the first coming of Christ, he was the one whose voice was crying in the wilderness, according to Matthew 3:3. Brother Branham's Message is the forerunner of the second coming of the Lord, he is crying with a loud voice, or "shouted" with a loud voice as the Amplified Bible says, to prepare the way of the Lord. When the Message was completed, God took His Prophet, but that "loud voice" is recorded on more than 1100 tape recordings, it is obviously still going forth till the last sheep has heard and believed it. Then will come a time of persecution when religious freedom will be severely restricted, and books and tapes which are not recognised by the Confederation of Churches will be confiscated and banned.

When that takes place, then the time for the term "HE HAD CRIED" has arrived. Then, after that, it will be time for the seven Thunders to utter their voices. The fourth verse in Revelation 10 says:

4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices,
I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven
thunders uttered, and write them not.

The actual sounding of the seven Thunders only takes place once, that is on the Lord's day (Revelation 1:10), at His coming. We must realise that John was translated by the Holy Spirit into the Lord's day, that is passed 1963, passed this present time, into a day which still lies in the future. On that future day, he saw and heard that which was, meaning what had already taken place before that day, and what is happening on that day, and that which is to come after the Lord's day.

John was caught up in the Spirit and transported into the Lord's Day, which is yet to come. The Bible speaks of the Day of the Lord which is to be in the future, and John is now seeing the things of that future day.

On the Lord's day Revelation 5:6 to 8:1 will be fulfilled, the Sealopening on the backside of the Book, on the day of Redemption when the seven Thunders will utter their Voices. We will look at the seven Thunder mystery in much more detail in one of the following chapters. Revelation 10 verses 5 and 6 says:

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and
upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who
created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the
earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the
things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.

We understand that after this Angel's oath, there will be a time of three and a half years when God is dealing with Israel followed by the time of the 1000 years Millennium. There are also other timespans of days, weeks and months. The mighty Angel's oath does not proclaim the end of that order of time, it declares the near end of some specific phase. To understand this oath, we must turn to Genesis 22, verses 15 and 16.

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of
heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for
because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son:

This is the same Angel of the covenant, the Lord God Himself, because He said, "By Myself have I sworn". The Apostle Paul confirms this in Hebrews 6:13, he explains that when God made this promise to Abraham, he sware by Himself because there is no greater than Himself. Let us continue in Genesis 22:17 and 18, the blessings promised to Abraham and confirmed by an oath is the New Testament, because all the nations of the earth shall be blessed by it

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying
I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as
the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice.

The real seed of Abraham is not the "natural" Isaac, but the spiritual "faith seed" Jesus Christ, as described in Galatians 3:16. By believing on Him and being baptised with the Holy Spirit of promise, we become His Bride and part of the Lord Jesus. We are partakers of the New Testament promise made to Abraham, if we obey the voice of the messenger for our time, as Abraham obeyed the Angel's voice when he was tested.

Let us consider the timing, when this promise was made to Abraham. The Angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of Heaven the second time immediately after he almost sacrificed his son Isaac. That was a type of the crucifixion as explained in Isaiah 53:8 to 12, when the LORD put His Son Jesus to grief and made His soul an offering for sin. Immediately after the death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus, the New Testament started as illustrated in type by Abraham when he prepared to sacrifice Isaac.

The Angel of the Lord made a new covenant, known as the New Testament, with Abraham. He promised him that He would multiply his seed, and this multitude, the offspring of the Lord Jesus by a new birth, would possess the gate of his seed's enemies and all the nations of the earth would be blessed by the Christian faith. These blessings would continue for ever, because they were confirmed with an oath by the Angel, but this New Testament covenant has to come to an end at some time.



There's only one way to stop and end this covenant. The same Angel of the Lord Who first made this promise to Abraham, will have to announce that the time of the New Testament is running out and confirm it with another oath. That is exactly what we read in Revelation 10:6, the mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit, the seed of Abraham swore that there should be time no longer. The last sheep will be in the fold at that time, there will be no more multiplying, the blessings will stop and the Judgement of God will be at hand.

We read that the Angel swears by Him Who created the Heavens, the earth and the sea and all the creation in these three. Man is the highest form of God's creation, and when he sinned and was punished and expelled from the garden of Eden, all the creation of God also fell from their blessed state to a condition of suffering, pain and death. In Romans 8:19 to 23 we read:

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly,
but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from
the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of
the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and
travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits
of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting
for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

The oath from the mighty Angel will soon go forth and declare that the time of the New Testament is about to run out, and the time of the manifestation of the sons of God, the Adoption and redemption will come up when the seven Seals on the backside of the Book will be opened by the Kinsman Redeemer. That is the time when mankind will be restored back again like it was before the fall, and the creatures will be delivered and restored to their original state soon after that, in the Millennium.

After He has sworn this oath, the mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit, will leave the earth and go back to the corporal Body on the Mercy Seat. Then the term "there should be time no longer" changes to "time has run out". The Prophet explains 2 Thessalonians 2:7 this way:

...only he whom now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (Who's He here, does anybody know? The Holy Ghost, He that letteth.) And when--then when-- shall that Wicked one be revealed,... (When? Just at the time the Holy Ghost is being taken out, which is fixing to leave right now.
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You are the same yesterday, today, and forever, that You are here, raised from the dead, and will be until the --the Spirit and the body unites together again at the Second Coming.
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I believe that He will come physically in a body form someday, the same Jesus, went away. The Spirit will be taken from the church back to the body of Christ, and He will return again in physical form, just as He went away, the same Jesus eating, and drinking with--and talking with His disciples.

In Acts 1:9 to 11, we read how the Lord Jesus was taken up and vanished into a cloud, and 2 Angels appeared and told the astonished disciples that the same Jesus will come back one day in like manner. That is what those Angels said and that is how it's going to be, those Angels were not confused.

According to Brother Branham, God separated the Spirit from the Body, the Body sat down on the right hand of the Father's Throne, the Mercy Seat, and the Spirit came down to earth on the day of Pentecost and has been here to lead His church ever since that time. When the Holy Spirit leaves the earth again and goes back to the Body on the Mercy Seat, it will be a step by step reversal of the day of Pentecost and Acts 1:9.

Imagine Him here now, that you see on the picture now, the Light, the Halo. It isn't far. It's the discerner of the thoughts. It's Christ. "A little while... I come from God, and I will return to God." He did, went right back to what He was. When He comes again, He will be in a corporal body, like He was the Lord Jesus.
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The Lord Jesus' body is sitting at the right hand of the Majesty. When He comes, time's no more when that body returns to the earth. But His Spirit's here.
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Jesus Christ, in our midst, showing Himself that He is alive. Not a corporal body... When that time, that corporal body returns from heaven, time shall be no more. That's all of it.

The Lord, the bloody Lamb will come from the Mercy Seat and meet all the saints of all ages behind the Curtain of time to take the Book and open the seven Seals on the backside of the Book and redeem the soul of each saint personally and individually according to their deeds and works written under those other seven Seals. That is the only way we can ever be redeemed and adopted, and cross that chasm which has separated God and man since the fall in Eden, and is still in place until that future day of the Lord.

Brother Branham says that most Scriptures have a compound meaning.

And history always repeats itself, and Scripture has a compound meaning to It and a compound revelation!
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Certain parts of the first few verses of Revelation 10 also have a compound meaning. The first explanation is the coming of the mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit to anoint the Prophet to preach the endtime Message. Then, after the Spirit has gone back again into the physical Body, the mighty Angel, the physical, corporal Lord Jesus as the bloody Lamb will come from the Mercy Seat to open " the seven and last one of these Seals".

The seven and last one of these Seals, when they're opened, it's found in Revelations the 10th chapter, there was a mighty Angel (which was Christ) came down and put one foot on the land and one on the sea, and raised up His hand and says, "The day is finished. Time is run out. It's all over. Time shall be no more."
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The last one of them is Revelations 10, "Foot on land and on sea," time had run out, redemption is over, now He comes in as the Lion. He was a Lamb then, now He comes in as Lion of the tribe of Judah.
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Brother Branham said that he lives a big part of his life in another dimension, of which the world knows nothing about. He calls it another world, a world of visions where your eyes come open to a higher sense, a thousand times higher than these five senses to which we are restricted at this time in this impure dimension. His understanding was on a much higher level than anyone else has reached in our time, he received all the details of the whole picture directly by vision in the presence of the Angel of the Lord. When the anointing comes upon the Prophet and he "breaks" into that other world, he sees and hears things which cannot be explained in ordinary terms, he says it is hard to tell a man who has never seen it. That was often the reason why many quotes are broken up and spelled out in bits and pieces when he tried to explain something, he did not have the vocabulary and necessary time to fully expound the greater revelation which he had received in that other dimension. The following quote is a typical example,

This Seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10. If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelation 10 just a moment, so you'll get an 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, because 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. All right.... and his face... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
You remember that Angel in Revelation 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. Now watch.
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Just before this quote, the Prophet read Revelation 5:1 to 7, and after he read the verse where the Lamb had taken the Book, he switched over to Revelation 10:1. He explains that this Angel is Christ Who is directly coming to the Jews, for the church is finished. He continues to explain that the church has been raptured... or is fixing to be raptured. He comes for His church. This quote looks contradictory, but with the help of the following quotations we can define it correctly.



So the hundred and forty-four thousand are Jews, God's servants. And when the Holy Ghost Gospel is preached to them, and they receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost just exactly like they did in the beginning, the Gentile dispensation is finished, the Church is sealed away, the Rapture comes... soon as the Holy Ghost is represented to them, they receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Gentile Church is raptured.
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Those Jews will say, "That's what I'm looking for." Yes, sir. And God will baptise a hundred and forty-four thousand Jews. And the Rapture will come; the Gentile age will cease.
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There's those Jews standing there that will receive Him. They said, "There's our God who we've waited on." They'll see Him... ...What will He do? The Gentile Church will be taken into Glory and the Bride will be married to Christ.
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When they see Jesus coming for the Bride, they'll say, "Lo, this is our God whom we waited on. That's Him!" But He's not coming for them; He come for His Bride.
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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 recognise Him.
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The secret has been made known; the Seals are opened; the trumpet sounded for Israel; their two prophets is ready to appear. What is it? The Church must get off the scene right now so they can appear.
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As the Jews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews, and the Rapture will come.

...according to the fifth seal multitudes of martyred Jews will be given white robes and eternal life by the Lord. Also the hundred and forty-four thousand will be sealed at His coming...

Analysing the contents of these quotes, we see that at the coming of the Lord, those 144 000 Jews will see a manifestation of the power of God which will convince them that it is God. They will think their God is coming to Israel, but He is coming in great power to the gentile Bride for the Sealopening on the backside of the Book, and these Jews will recognise Him to be God and be baptised with the Holy Ghost. We know about the Sealopening of Revelation 5:6 to 8:1, and the gathering of all the saints of all ages behind the Curtain of time, but exactly when, how and where these 144 000 Jews partake of this greatest event in human history is not revealed to me, I have not seen any more quotes where Brother Branham defines this part more clearly. He used Isaiah 25:9 as the Scripture to verify what those Jews will say when they recognise God.

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God;
we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is
the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad
and rejoice in his salvation.

Those 144 000 Jews will recognise God, but they will not realise that it is Jesus, they will only learn that later from Moses and Elijah. The Archangel Gabriel is also involved in the coming of the Lord, He is the Messenger to Israel. It appears that He will be the "great Trumpet" which the Prophet mentioned many times.

Now, notice this, that this Angel was Gabriel. Now these minor Angels come; but when you see or hear of Gabriel coming, you get ready for something major fixing to happen. Gabriel was the One who announced the first Coming of Jesus Christ. Is that right? And we're taught in the Bible that Gabriel will announce the second Coming. He will sound the trumpet of God, ( is that right?), the Coming of the Lord, the Angel of God, Gabriel, who stands at God's right hand.

And Peter, James, and John; represented that remnant of Israel standing there saying, "Lo, that's our God Whom we believed on." There is your hundred and forty-four thousand... Peter, James and John. Three, a witness to give when He returns back. What was the first thing? The resurrection, Moses and ( conjunction ) Elijah appeared to Him. See, the resurrection of the dead, and the ones that don't have to die, was changed, and was standing there in His Presence. Oh, my!
And there He stood, glorified,
And there was Peter, James, and John; the remnant of the Jews, looking, saying, "That's Him. That's Him." That's the order of the Coming of the Lord. See it? There it is, the resurrection!
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The last quotation confirms again that the 144 000 Jews have a part to play in the coming of the Lord, which will take place just before the resurrection. The Prophet mentioned the "rehearsal" on Mt. Transfiguration many times in his sermons. Elijah represents, in type, the living saints who do not have to die, and Moses represents the dead saints, all those who have died before the coming of the Lord. Here we get the answer why Brother Branham said in a previous quote on page 72 in the Breach, "The Church has been raptured. See? Now... or fixing to be raptured. He comes for His Church."

The living saints will leave their bodies and will be translated, or raptured, to meet all the dead saints behind the Curtain of time to partake in this great event. That is what the Prophet meant when he said, "The Church has been raptured", when "He comes for His Church." We will come back from that place, fully redeemed by the Kinsman Redeemer, back to the body again and be changed and glorified, and together with the resurrected saints we will be "fixing to be raptured." We will explain this translation of the living saints briefly in the next chapter, but later we will devote a whole chapter called "The first of the two Raptures" to this particular subject.

Let us come back to our topic of "Revelation 10, verse by verse". The next is verse seven,

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 has declared to his servants
the prophets .

Verse seven refers back to verses 3 and 2, explaining that the Prophet who cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth, is actually the voice of the seventh angel who finishes the mystery of God.

Others had guessed at in the denomination 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 mysteries that's been left off down through the denominational ages.
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...the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, the mystery of God should be finished that's been declared by His holy Prophet's. (That's the Prophets who have wrote the Word.)
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It is the mystery of the written Word, as God has declared to His servants the Prophets, which Brother Branham identified as the Bible, the "little Book", which was opened and "unsealed" in his ministry.

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.
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Now, this blessed old Book is a Book of all books. And there's only One can rightfully interpret this Book, and that's the Holy Spirit. 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.

...the seven Angels, which brought forth the winding up of all the Scriptures. 'Cause all the mysteries of the entire Bible lays in the Seven Seals. We know that. That is... The Book is sealed with that even down. It's the mystery of the entire Book laid in those Seven Seals that the Lord let us bring...
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The mystery has been cut up that God could reveal it in stages, a portion for every age. That is also how the Apostle Paul explains it in the first chapter of his letter to the Colossians.

26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this
mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

There are many quotes where Brother Branham confirms that all the different mysteries came together again at the revealing of the great mystery at the opening of the seven written Seals in March 1963. The Prophet could not have preached the following sermon before that Sealsopening.

Then come back in the last days and pick up all these mysteries and clearly explain it, reveal it. Why? It's all the last days when this great mystery that God had in His heart is being revealed.
33-5 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-7 -- 63-0728

And so there He spoke to me and said, "The Seven Seals will be opened. The seven mysteries, sevenfold mystery of the Bible that's been closed up since the foundation of the world will be revealed."
2-4 RISING OF THE SUN -- JEFF.IN -- V-3 N-12 -- 65-0418M

In Romans 16, the Apostle Paul ends his letter at verse 24. Then, like an afterthought, he adds another 3 verses which certainly pertain to the Message of our time when the revelation of the mystery was manifested and "unsealed" by the Scriptures of the Prophets. We can easily identify Brother Branham as "him that is of power" by the mighty miracles done during his ministry, and he is truly establishing us according to Paul's Gospel as he told his converts when he was translated behind the Curtain of time. The meaning of Romans 16:25-27 and Revelation 10:7 is the same.

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the
preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was
kept secret since the world began,
26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, ("as he hath
declared to his the servants the prophets"- Ed.)
according to the commandment of the
everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Verses 8 to 10 say,

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again,
and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand
of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book.
And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy
belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it
was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it,
my belly was bitter.

The Prophet explains that John represents the whole church, the endtime Bride. The mighty Angel is the Lord Jesus in the form of the Holy Spirit, and to enable us to receive the opened Book from His hand, we must be baptised with the same Holy Ghost to be able to rightly divide the truth from the many errors presented far and wide. The main reason why we have so many different beliefs among us is the fact that too many have not received the Message from the Angel's hand, they came in another way as explained in Matth. 22:11 to 14. For lots of believers, the Message has never become a personal revelation, directly interpreted and clarified by the Holy Spirit as it should be. These controversies produce the bitter part when we "eat" the Book as explained by Brother Branham,

...this mighty Angel proclaims something, and He had a little Book that John had to eat. And when he did, he got it into his belly and it was bitter, but in his lips it was sweet.
When you have digest It, then it gets bitter, everybody's against you, everybody telling "You're a holy roller, you're this, that, or the other. See, you're--you're--you're off your head." So it's hard to digest It; but when you're testifying of His Glory, It's sweet in your lips. That's all.
101 REV.CPT. 5 PT.2 -- JEFF. IN -- ROJC 747-793 -- 61- 0618

See, the Angel of the Lord is on earth now, see, He's moving around fixing everything for the coming of the Lord...
100 TEN VIRGINS -- JEFF. IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211.1M

We do our best and leave the rest to the Angel of the Lord, He will fix everything and prepare all those true believers who are represented by John. They proclaim the "sweet" truth, to which we want to contribute with these various chapters on this web-site.

The eleventh and last verse of Revelation 10 says,

11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many
peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Now, these other things that's to take place, is during the time of the Wedding Ceremony when the Church is in Glory. God returns back with great wonders to perform, international miracles and things, by the Jews, it don't go to the Church at all.
69 REV.CPT.4 PT3 THRONE MERCY - JEFF - ROJC 645-716 - 61-0108

The Bible says that the Lord will come to fetch His Bride as a thief in the night. There will be a short and powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a "latter rain" manifestation among the true Bride. It will be after the last one has come into the fold, at a time of persecution when she will be a underground church, a world-wide revival would not be possible at that point.

And this great thing is fixing to happen, will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two prophets, Elijah and Moses returning back again for the Jews. We're ready for it. Everything's setting in order, just ready. This Gentile message, as the Jews brought it to the Gentiles, the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews again. And the rapture will come.
312 REV. OF JESUS CHRIST -- JEFF. IN -- ROJC 9-67 -- 60-1204.1M

We notice here some important facts in the sequence of events. Some or someone will take the Message back to the Jews just before the second coming of the Lord on the day of Redemption, and then the Resurrection of the dead in Christ and the Rapture will come. Then, after the Rapture, then the two Prophets Elijah and Moses will appear. The same mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus, will come from Revelation 10 over to 11 to anoint those two Prophets to preach the same Message to Israel. All the world will hear about it and be tormented by the disasters which those two Prophets will pronounce upon all the inhabitants of the world who have rejected this present Message.

Notice, when Elijah, when he come to fulfill his ministry in Malachi 4 (See?), as Malachi 4, Elijah was by himself. But when he come to minister to the Jews of Revelations 11, he has Moses with him. So there's no confusion, not a bit. Get it?
373-3 {322} FIFTH.SEAL.THE -- JEFF.IN -- 63-0322

But now, after you leave the 3rd chapter, the church ages here, God comes back and picks up the Jews, the church never appears no more during that age. It's the Jews. And God don't deal with the Jews as individuals; He deals with Israel as a nation, always as a nation.
39 TEN.VIRGINS -- JEFF.IN -- ROJC 425-492 -- 60-1211M

Many wonder why the contents of Revelation 10 is placed between the 6th and 7th Trumpet which sound for the Jews during the Tribulation, but we are living at the time of the fulfillment of Revelation 10 right now. As we can see in the quote above, it actually takes place in the 3 rd chapter of Revelation, just before the end of the church ages. We see in Malachi 4:6 that the turning of the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the turning of the hearts of the children to the fathers is put together even so they are 2 different events at different times. The same in Matthew 17:10 to 13, the Lord spoke about both Elias, the one who shall come, and the Elias who had come already. We believe Revelation 10 is put just before 11 because the Elijah ministry of the one is going over to anoint the 2 Prophets to continue with the same Message to call the 144 000 Jews out of all Israel.

We conclude this chapter, again stating the fact that without the perception of 2 times 7 Seals opened at different times, the contents of Revelation chapter 10 and it's compound meaning could not be understood correctly. The mighty Angel, in the form of the Holy Spirit, anointed Brother Branham to open the Seals of the little Book, the Bible, the Word written within to test us to find out if we can believe and accept all of it. Sometime in the near future, the mighty Angel will swear by an oath that time should be no longer when He leaves the earth and returns back to the corporal Body on the Mercy Seat from which He came on the day of Pentecost. Time has run out when He comes back again to earth as the bloody Lamb to meet all the saints of all ages gathered behind the Curtain of time. He will come to redeem, adopt and reward each one personally according to their righteous deeds, which are sealed on the backside of the Book since the foundation of the world when God foresaw and recorded them with our new names on the Lamb's Book of life. The following chapter entitled, "Revelation five, verse by verse", will be a further confirmation of the Coming of the Lord.