The 1963 cloud isn't the mighty Angel



Two prophecies were fulfilled: The vapour of a smoke cloud in Acts 2:19, and the Sign of the Son of man in Matthew 24:30.

First published on the 9th of April 2013 — Last updated on the 6th of August 2021

There were two high altitude clouds in 1963


The original 1963 cloud photograph has no face

 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:

                                        Revelation Chapter 10: 1

The photograph of the supernatural cloud does not look like the mighty Angel coming down.

Cloud_1963

This Cloud was photographed at an altitude of about 26 to 27 miles (43 kilometers) on  28 February 1963 above the area just north of the city of Flagstaff in northern Arizona. Water vapour is not naturally found at that height so clouds do not naturally form at that height. About 99 % of the water vapour in the atmosphere is found below the 20-kilometer height. So it is a great mystery concerning this Cloud.

There is no mountain below this Cloud. Thus the Cloud was never anywhere near Sunset Mountain.

Brother Branham got that fact wrong.

No obvious face is visible in the original photograph of the Cloud.

But when a black and white photostat of the Cloud from the back cover of Life magazine was made, certain dark shadows formed the appearance of a face inside the Cloud. Many people felt that it looks like the head of Christ looking down at the earth, although this is not visible in the original colour photograph on the Life magazine cover which Dr. McDonald took.

This is a copy of the photostat.

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As you can see, light somehow leaked into the bottom left of the photostat machine.

This also created the effect of two eyes and the top of the nose.

The Life Magazine of the cloud possesses NO facial features at all

When William Branham first attributed facial features to the cloud in the sermon 'It is the Rising of the Sun' (April 18, 1965), he was not looking at the original Life Magazine photograph. Rather, he was referring to a duotone (halftone) facsimile of the picture that Pastor Pearry Green had obtained from Shirley Abbott Studios of Beaumont, Texas. It appears that deficiencies in the reproduction process created some patterns of lighter and darker shading not present in the original picture. some of which appeared to suggest two eyes and a nose. [19]

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If this Cloud of 28 February 1963 was the mighty Angel coming down in Revelation Chapter 10, then there was no one for Him to meet. The hunting season only opened the next day and William Branham only pitched camp near Sunset Peak on 6 March 1963. So who did the Angel give the Book to? The seven angels who came to brother Branham arrived at about 8 o'clock on 8 March 1963.

Also, this Cloud was calculated to be about 200 miles north of Sunset Peak.

The Cloud did not come down there either. For the 28 minutes that it was visible just after sunset, it flew across just north of Flagstaff city from the west towards the east and maintained its height all the time.

Sound doctrine cannot contradict known facts.

Speculative doctrine lives in a world of its own divorced from reality.

The cloud was far too high for natural clouds to form. Its circumference was a colossal 150 miles. Thus it was an exceptional Cloud.

It was basically horizontal.

No jet can fly at a steady horizontal speed at that altitude, as the air is too thin.

Water vapour from a jet's exhaust or from a rocket's exhaust can condense to form a vapour trail or cloud (called a contrail) at that height. But there has been no evidence of a jet or rocket flight in that region at that time.

Rockets do not tend to travel horizontally over huge distances like 150 miles, they move up vertically.

Study this photograph, taken from Winslow, which was in the path of the clouds as they moved from West to East, carefully.

You will see two clouds.

The faint one further behind (above and to the right of the triangular roof) was the cloud formed by the smoke, debris, and water vapour of a souped-up Thor rocket explosion. This faint cloud was seen from the Winslow area which was in front of the approaching clouds as the two clouds moved from Flagstaff, towards Winslow traveling west to east as they headed towards New Mexico. Other photographs were taken from more southern positions like Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson tend just to show the main front Cloud as it was 20 miles in front of the smoke cloud which made it easy to isolate on its own. Typical of this is the first photograph shown above that was taken from the Tucson Observatory which is about 200 miles south of Flagstaff.

Map Cloud

A Delta II rocket, (which is a "souped-up" liquid fuel Thor rocket with three extra strapped-on solid propellants),  was fired from Point Mugu, a secret experimental missile launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force base in California, just over 500 miles away from Flagstaff, and deliberately exploded at about a height of  43 km ( 26 - 27 miles ) at just less than four hours before the Cloud photograph was taken. But this explosion would produce one cloud ring consisting of smoke from the debris of the explosion, as no side explosions were recorded. This high-altitude smoke formed the faint second cloud. The solid fuel exploded to add a lot of smoke to the smoke cloud. The rocket had just been launched so there was still a lot of liquid fuel in the tanks when it exploded. All this fuel created a huge smoke cloud.

The next map shows the path of the high-altitude smoke cloud from Vandenberg Airbase towards Flagstaff.

USA

Because it exploded so soon, there was plenty of liquid fuel as well as all the extra solid fuel to explode and cause a lot of smoke and debris which could form a ring that looks just like a cloud, around the explosion.

At that height, the air is very thin and the smoke particles would be widely spread out. Thus the smoke cloud would be invisible against the background glare of sunlight coming from the blue sky, as the smoke cloud traveled from Vandenberg Airforce Base to Flagstaff. It would briefly become visible just after sunset when the smoke cloud reached Flagstaff because the sky would be dark. That is typical of an artificial (man-made) noctilucent cloud. Noctilucent means you can only see it at night, not in the afternoon.

This is a picture, not a photograph.

Very high clouds (above about 30 kilometers) are too spread out in the very thin high-altitude air and cannot be seen against the bright blue glare of the sky. After sunset, when the normal clouds (below 20 kilometers in height) are dark, then the very high clouds reflect back the light of the sun that is below the horizon. The sky is dark so the very thin clouds are visible for a short while.

The normal clouds were dark when the supernatural Cloud suddenly became visible after sunset. That told people that it was incredibly high. The extreme height caused a wave of interest in this very unusual Cloud. Only the people who were in Winslow which was in the path of the moving Cloud then noticed the smaller and fainter smoke cloud. That was linked to the smoke of the exploding high-altitude rocket.

Many message people are desperate to deny the smoke cloud as they are unaware that there were two clouds. They say that the smoke cloud could not travel that distance in four hours. But the evidence is in the photograph that shows two clouds near Flagstaff. The smoke cloud was there.

We need a smoke cloud to fulfill the prophecy.

ACTS 2:19   And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Water vapour forms rain clouds. Smoke vapour forms a smoke cloud.

If you deny that the smoke cloud was there then you claim that this prophecy was never fulfilled.

No wind speed readings were taken on 28 February at Vandenberg Airforce Base. So the speed of the smoke cloud cannot be calculated accurately. Thus it is pointless to deny the existence of the smoke cloud on the photograph.

A very thorough scientist, Dr. James McDonald, who took the main photograph of the Cloud, said that there was no natural explanation for the main Cloud in terms of the evidence available to him then. He had collected  85 photographs of the Cloud taken from 35 different places in Arizona and New Mexico.

His predicament was mainly because many photographs showed two clouds.

This still remains a great puzzle. Why was there a main Cloud and a fainter secondary cloud about 20 miles off to the west of the main Cloud? Both were at about the same altitude, 43 kilometers (26 - 27 miles) high. The same height as the exploded rocket.

Dr. McDonald had no explanation for two clouds forming. To make it worse, the air force lied to him and denied exploding any rockets as they regarded these tests as top secret. This evidence was only to emerge much later.

The main larger Cloud that was about 20 miles in front of the faint cloud was huge, much too high for a natural cloud and it never dissipated or dispersed. That indicates a supernatural cloud as it did not obey the normal laws of high altitude physics.

So there was a small man-made smoke cloud and a large supernatural Cloud.

Neither was ever photographed as being lower than about 26 - 27 miles ( or 43 kilometers ) high.

Thus the supernatural Cloud cannot be the Coming of the Lord, because it never came down anywhere near to the ground.

Nor can it be the Coming down of the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10, because it never came down.

When the airforce later admitted to the explosion, the critics of brother Branham said that the explosion caused the big Cloud and thus it was not supernatural. The critics however do not then explain the smaller cloud that was 20 miles behind the main Cloud.

The critics also did not read James McDonald's original account where he stated that he could not explain the main Cloud because there were two clouds present.

The smaller cloud was caused by the explosion of the rocket and the bigger Cloud was caused by seven supernatural angels.

If the critics claim that the big Cloud was caused by the explosion, then they cannot explain the small cloud.

Natural clouds do not form above 20 kilometers as 99 % of the water vapour in the air is below this height (except for 25 kilometer high nacreous clouds near the north pole, but Arizona is far from there). Natural noctilucent ice clouds form between 80 to 85 kilometers which is the coldest portion of the atmosphere, below minus 123 degrees Celsius (Centigrade). But they never form before mid-May. The Cloud was seen at the end of February. Thus the big Cloud was not a natural noctilucent cloud as it was 40 kilometers too low.

So the Cloud was not a natural noctilucent cloud. But no natural clouds form in-between these height limits of 20 to 80 kilometers as it is too dry. There just is no water vapour. If you want to make an artificial cloud at 43 kilometers you need the water vapour from the exhausts of a special jet or a rocket. Artificial clouds can also be made from chemicals or the smoke of an explosion. But there were no jet or rocket flights that day. There was only one rocket explosion to explain the smaller smoke cloud.

There is no evidence of them making artificial clouds from chemicals back in 1963. Nor any evidence of a rocket to carry the chemicals to that height on that day.

If you do not believe in supernatural angels then you cannot explain the bigger main Cloud.

The angels visit the prophet 8 days after the cloud


Seven angels visited brother Branham when he was hunting on 8 March, eight days after the Cloud was photographed. Brother Branham thought that those 7  angels formed the Cloud as they ascended back up into the sky after speaking to him.

This was an unfortunate mistake on his part.

 

But the Cloud, though formed by the 7 angels, was not photographed after they left brother Branham. The Cloud was photographed eight days before the angels came to him. The Cloud was also not photographed as the angels came down to brother Branham because the Cloud was never seen below the height of about 26 - 27 miles or 43 kilometers.

The angels came to him in the morning. The Cloud was seen in the evening, just after sunset, about 200 miles north of where he would be hunting.

A Cloud at that height is a mystery and the easiest explanation is that it was supernatural, formed by 7 angels. But they had not at that time appeared to brother Branham. They were just drawing attention to the place where they would meet him, about a week later. Thus the  7  angels that formed the Cloud were always at a constant height and were never seen coming any lower as they moved across the sky from the west towards Flagstaff where Dr. McDonald photographed them, and then further east towards New Mexico.

The smoke cloud did not originate at Flagstaff. It came from the west, moving towards the east. Thus it could not have been formed by seven angels ascending from brother Branham in the morning as Flagstaff  is 200 miles too far north, and sunset was too late in the day for brother Branham to be hunting.

Many “Message believers” claim this Cloud was caused by 7 angels on the day that they came down to Brother Branham, caught him up into their midst and commissioned him to go and preach a series of sermons now known as the “Revelation of the Seven Seals” ( the title of the book in which those sermons were printed ).

The seven angels then left and were assumed to have formed the main supernatural Cloud as they went away.

This does not fit the facts as brother Branham was not present there on 28 February.

What is correct is that 7 angels did visit him and commission him and he did preach on the Revelation of the Seven Seals.

What is speculation is that the seven angels caused the Cloud when they left him.

No one, including Brother Branham, saw the angels leave him and form a Cloud.

This specific Cloud was photographed about a week before brother Branham even went hunting in the Sunset Peak area near Rattlesnake mesa.

The Cloud was photographed on  28 February 1963. This was the day before the javelina pig hunting season opened on  1 March 1963 until  10 March 1963.

On the 4th March 1963, he was preaching the sermon, An Absolute, at Houston.

Where was brother Branham on 28 February 1963?  He was not hunting.

He interrupted his plans to go hunting in order to drive about 1000 miles from Tucson where he was living to go to  Houston, Texas.

A  ABSOLUTE_  HOUSTON.TX  MONDAY_  63-0304

Thank you, brother. Thank you, Brother Houstra.

Good evening, to Houston. I certainly deem this a great privilege, of being here again tonight in Houston. It's been many years since I've had the privilege of being here. And I've been setting, listening tonight to each of these speakers.

And the other day, when I had arrangements made for something else, another place, and I knew that those children were facing death, I thought, "If something would happen to those children, I would never forgive myself," of not coming here to give my opinion and doing all that I could, to help this mother and father, and of these children, and to do all that I could for the saving of their lives.

And my faith that I have in God, that's why I'm here tonight. That's why I canceled out something else, and got in here. I got to drive hundreds of miles tonight, back to Tucson, Arizona, because I come to put my faith with yours..."

Brother Branham postponed the start of his hunting trip to go down to Houston to get a pardon for a young man who was to be executed, and then he preached on  4 March 1963 in Houston. Then he had to drive back to get started on the hunting trip.

63-0623M  STANDING.IN.THE.GAP_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  V-6 N-7  SUNDAY_
Brother Fred Sothmann, I know he's here. And I'm pretty sure Brother Norman is here. We was up... I had to go to Houston about getting that little boy saved from the electric chair. And then I went back and I went hunting up there with the brethren. And that morning, I was standing there picking cockleburs, or what they call goatheads there, burrs off of my trouser leg. And the blast did just exactly the way It said it. Is that right, Brother Fred? And I must have jumped way off of the ground. And just above me was the Angels of the Lord that sent Message back, for me to come here to break these Seals

Rebekah Smith, his daughter, says he pitched camp on the 6th of March and began hunting on the 7th March. The angels came to him on 8 March. This was written in her article "Return to Sunset" or "Road to Sunset".

Now, look what he said about one month after the Cloud was photographed.

THE  SEVENTH  SEAL  63-0324

Notice, there's witnesses of three setting in here, that a week ago (a little over a week ago) I was up way back into the mountains, nearly to Mexico, with two brethren that's setting here, picking cocklebur--or sand burrs off of my trouser leg, and a blast went off that almost, looked like, shook the mountains down.

Preached on the 24 March.  “A little over a week”  before the 24th March would be about 10 days earlier on 14 March.

Certainly not on the 28th of February. This is obviously not an accurate date but places the angel's visit long after 28 February.

Then he further confuses the date.

63-0601 COME  FOLLOW  ME   

And just as I looked, right there was them Angels just as plain as They could be, setting right there in that picture. See? I looked to see when it was, and it was time, same, about day or two before, or day or two after I was up there. 

The Cloud was 28 February. A day or two before was 26 February but the hunting season only started on 1 March so that is very wrong. He was not hunting illegally.

On 4 March he peached "A Absolute" in Houston, Texas. That is about 1000 miles away from Tucson. He came back, and according to his daughter Becky he only got to Sunset Peak on 6 March in order to start hunting.

His statement of a day or two after 28 February is thus also wrong as that would be 2 March.

Getting the dates wrong just means that he knew nothing about the Cloud and was guessing.

He knew the 7 angels that visited him on 8 March had formed the Cloud but never realized that 8 March was the wrong date for the Cloud.

Brother Branham never saw the 7 angels form a Cloud. He knew nothing of the Cloud until he was shown a photograph in Life magazine published on 17 May 1963.

His first comments on the Cloud were made in June which was at least three months after the Cloud was seen.

Brother Branham then assumed that it was made by the 7 angels as they left him. A big mistake.

He never saw the angels form a Cloud.

63-0628M  O  LORD  JUST  ONCE  MORE
  Now science took the picture of It, you seen It, went on Associated Press. They didn't know what It was. There is a Cloud hanging, twenty-six miles high. That's fifteen miles, or twenty, above even where vapor is at. They don't know what it's all going about, and they are trying to investigate It. And there, right under It, I was standing. And those seven Angels roaring out their voices, of those Seven Seals, standing there. And the witness, three of us, as a witness of the things that was prophesied on the tape, Sirs, What Time Is It? And there now they're trying to find out. It's a mystery to them.

Here he admits that the Cloud never came down but was just hanging in the sky.

He was guessing because a cloud at that height is too thinly spread out in the thin air to be visible in daylight.

It was only visible for 28 minutes after sunset when the sky is black.

63-0630M  THE.THIRD.EXODUS

 Go to Tucson; foretell it before it happened. Stand north of Tucson, witnesses standing here with it, when a blast come, that shook the mountains off the ground, almost. And at the same time, a circle of Light hanging yonder in the air, when the science took the pictures now. "Twenty-six miles high," about five times the distance of fog or anything could be. And they can't even find what did it.

"At the same time" is a mistake.

He was hunting in the morning when the angels came to him. The Cloud, being an artificial noctilucent cloud at that great height, could only be seen after sunset.

In addition, that blast only occurred about a week after the Cloud was seen. The Cloud was seen 200 miles away just after sunset. The blast happened at eight o'clock in the morning.

So brother Branham has his facts wrong.

Brother Branham is not infallible. He is human and can make mistakes.

Let his critics who have never made a mistake cast the first stone.

63-0802  PERSEVERANT
I seen the rocks tumbling off the side of the hill, rolling down. And I looked up, there was that white Circle above me there, circling around. Here come seven Angels, come moving down out of the air, picked me up, and said, "Go back to your home, to the East, right away, and bring those Seven Seals. For, there is seven mysteries, for the complete Word is revealed now in these seven mysteries."

And you know, not in that time, I didn't know it; but cameras from all over the country was taking the picture of That, as the white Cloud settled down, went on the Associated Press. I think your Chicago paper packed it, all around. Life magazine packed it.....That, see, that was it right there, just exactly the way it said it, standing right under It when It come down and formed.

And here It come, settling down

But brother Branham was not there when the Cloud was seen.

But he thought he was standing under the Cloud when it came down.

Muddled thinking because he had also said that it was hanging in the sky.

The angels came down 8 days after the Cloud.

The Cloud never came down, it sailed across the sky at a constant height for the 28 minutes that it was visible just after sunset.

Because 7 angels had appeared to him at Sunset Peak he assumed that they formed the Cloud when they left him. That was not the case. The angels were drawing attention to the fact that something was going to happen before he got there.

63-1110   SOULS  THAT  ARE  IN  PRISON  NOW

And what about you, church, that about six or eight months ago here, and standing here, saying, "It's THUS SAITH THE LORD, that I'm going to Tucson, Arizona. There will be a blast, and seven Angels will appear." You remember? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Not even... God making it so real until the Look magazine took the pictures of it. Spiritual, foresaw, materialized just exactly the same, 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.

It was not LOOK magazine. It was LIFE magazine.

Brother Branham only stood on that spot about a week after the Cloud was photographed 200 miles further north.

No photograph was taken when he heard a blast and saw seven angels coming towards him from the west.

People have so exalted brother Branham until his quotes take preference over Scripture.

So at that time no one checked the dates to establish that the 7 angels came to brother Branham 8 days after the Cloud was photographed.

People latch on to any quote if it gives them an excuse to build up some dramatic or sensational doctrine like " the Cloud came down to where brother Branham stood and that is the Coming of the Lord. So Jesus has come"  or "the Cloud is the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 coming down".

That kind of doctrine is thus based on a big misunderstanding.

63-1110   HE  THAT  IS  IN  YOU_
Now, some sister here, Billy just showed me, was nice enough to go get this Life magazine, this picture, and blow it up, of that of the seven Angels, and have it taken and sent to me. That is the picture. And now if you'll notice here, as it was leaving, ascending back, when the Angels had brought Their Message, it was in the form of a pyramid; just exactly what I told you, three months before it happened, the way it would be. Is that right?

Brother Branham thought the angels formed the Cloud as they ascended back up into the sky. But he was wrong.

This is the third version.

He had said the Cloud was hanging in the sky. Then he said that it had come down. Now he says it was going up. He obviously never saw the Cloud and was just speculating.

All humans speculate but we must not build a doctrine on speculation.

The Cloud, though formed by the 7 angels, was not photographed after they left brother Branham. The Cloud was photographed eight days before the angels came to him. The Cloud was also not photographed as the angels came down to brother Branham because the Cloud was never seen below the height of 43 kilometers.

Please allow me to repeat: A Cloud at that height is a mystery and the easiest explanation is that it was supernatural, formed by 7 angels. But the angels had not at that time appeared to brother Branham.

The 7 angels were just drawing attention to the fact that something important was going to happen when they would meet him, eight days later.

Thus the  7  angels that formed the Cloud were always at a constant height and were never seen coming any lower as they moved across the sky from the west near Flagstaff and then on towards New Mexico in the East.

Besides, there was nobody spiritual enough for the 7 angels to come down to in Flagstaff.

The Cloud came from the west, moving towards the east.

So this Cloud will test the basis of your faith.

If your faith is based on quotes, you have a major problem when a quote does not match the facts.

Brother Branham's quotes on being under the Cloud are incorrect.

The cloud is the sign of the Son of man in the heaven


If your faith is based on Scripture then this Cloud becomes, at most, the sign of the Son of Man (Jesus) in the heaven.

The fulfillment of the first part of Matthew 24 verse 30.

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

The supernatural Cloud was a sign in the sky that the Seven Seals were about to be revealed. His ministry was to reveal the Son of man on earth, by discerning thoughts and then revealing the hidden mysteries of the written Word. John the Baptist revealed Christ as a man walking amongst men. Brother Branham was to reveal Christ as He walks through the pages of the Bible.

John the Baptist introduced Jesus as a Man. Brother Branham introduced Jesus as the revealed Word of God, so that we could understand the Bible.
65-0718 TRYING  TO  DO  GOD  A  SERVICE  WITHOUT  BEING  THE  WILL  OF  GOD
And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!
"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places, then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."

Another Scripture refers to the smoke cloud, high up in heaven.

ACTS 2:19   And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

“Vapour of smoke”.

The smoke of an exploded rocket fulfills Peter's prophecy.

Water vapour makes a rain cloud. Smoke vapour makes a smoke cloud.

63-0707  THE INDICTMENT

'I'll pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy. On My handmaids and maidservant I'll pour out of My Spirit; and I'll show signs in the heavens above, and on earth; fire, and pillars of smoke, and vapor.'"

There is no water vapour at that height, only smoke vapour thanks to the rocket explosion

The supernatural Cloud fulfills Matthew's prophecy of a sign in the Heaven.

The sign is not the event.

The sign merely warns that the event is about to happen.

The event was the revelation of the Seven Seals.

The 7 angels came to Sunset Peak to commission him to go back to Jeffersonville to preach on the Seven Seals.

65-1127  TRYING  TO  DO  GOD  A  SERVICE  WITHOUT  IT  BEING  GOD'S  WILL

And I looked, and standing before me stood seven Angels; just exactly the way it was. I felt like I was standing way up off the ground. First, I thought somebody had shot me, you know, with that black hat on; looked like a javelina hog, anyhow, you know they're dark. I thought somebody had shot me, such a... right close. And I--I seen then what it was. Well, as soon as... I got my commission, and the Scripture, "The Seven Seals which is the seven mysteries." See?

The supernatural Cloud and the smaller smoke cloud were just a sign that these things were about to happen.

A mixture of man-made and supernatural.

The faint man-made or natural smoke cloud and the bigger supernatural Cloud were together, about 20 miles apart.

EXODUS 3:2

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

:3    And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

:4    And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

Moses had a sign that was a mixture of the natural and the supernatural.

A bush that burned (natural)  but did not get consumed (supernatural). The sign was just to attract his attention. The sign was to indicate that God was going to speak to him.

MALACHI 4:4

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

: 5     Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

Before God promises that Elijah will come, He first reminds us about Moses.

The great Cloud, though supernatural (formed by the wings of  7 angels) is  linked with the smoke of the explosion that formed the second, natural, smaller ring of cloud. In the same way that God’s presence was in the supernatural Fire that was in the natural bush, and this combination was just a sign to attract attention that God was going to speak to His prophet.

Similarly, the dominant supernatural Cloud and the fainter natural cloud of smoke were just a sign to attract our attention to the fact that God would give brother Branham the commission to unfold the revelation of the seven Seals.

The Cloud appeared at sunset. The seven angels appeared invisibly at Sunset Peak to give a commission to a remarkable prophet who would then reveal the same Christ Who is hidden away in the symbols of the Bible. The deeper mysteries of Scripture would then become known as a result of the unfolding of the Revelation of the Seven Seals.

The exploding rocket is a symbol of how limited man is when he tries, like the tower of Babel, to reach up to the heavens. The supernatural Cloud is a symbol or sign of Christ who is the only way whereby we can reach Heaven.

Why the natural smoke cloud? To fulfill Peter's prophecy of "vapour of smoke".

Friends, this is the fulfillment of Malachi 4, Saint Luke 17, Saint John 15, oh, so many, Revelations 10, so many prophecies that can be pinned exactly to this day. And also in the Book of Mark and in Matthew, where He said these great signs and wonders would appear in the sky, and people call them saucers, flying saucers, can--can vanish with the power and quickness of a thought, intelligence that can move in. He can write, He can speak, He can do whatever He wants to. The great Pillar of Fire, "the same yesterday, today, and forever." And sights coming upon the earth, pyramids of smoke rising into the air, way above where there cannot be no humidity nor nothing, thirty miles high. Predicted a year and a half before it happened, that it would be that way.

“Modern Events made clear by Prophecy”  preached at Jeffersonville on Sunday  65-08-01 Evening

 But did you notice before the Seven Seals was revealed, before the great mysterious Light showed forth in the heavens up here at above Tucson, Flagstaff, where we were? …. But in the seventh hour, the seventh messenger, that all these mysteries should be finished. See? The seventh earthly messenger, see, this angel that He speaks of then was on earth. An angel means "messenger."

And then, after that, he saw another Angel coming down, not the earthly angel that had been given the Message here, but the (another) mighty Angel came from Heaven with a rainbow over Him, and set His foot on the land and sea, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, "Time shall be no more." See? But before He broke forth on those Seven Seals to reveal them, that He showed miraculous, He showed it first in the heavens.

That day they took pictures all across southern United States and Mexico. There it hangs now in the Life Magazine, still a mystery to them. But He declares it in the heavens before He does it on earth. He always does that. He shows His signs in the heavens first.

“Shalom”  preached at Sierra Vista, Arizona  64-01-12   Volume 13  Number 5

The mighty Angel comes down after the seventh angel should finish the mysteries.

God shows His signs in the heavens first.

If the Cloud was thus the sign of the Son of man in the heavens, then do not mistake a sign for the fulfillment of Revelation 10.

The cloud does not fulfill Revelation 10


The Angel of Revelation 10 came down to the earth but this  Cloud was photographed high in the sky and just hanging there. It was not coming down nor ascending up.

The Cloud was never close to the ground, it was only seen about 26 miles up in the air.
REVELATION 10:1
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:

The Cloud formed a head, but the Angel of Revelation 10 was clothed in a cloud.

You wear clothes on your body. The Cloud had no body, it only formed a head.

The Angel had a rainbow over his head. Where is the rainbow in the original photograph of the Cloud?

The face formed by the Cloud was not bright like the sun.

There is no face in the original photograph.

The face in the Cloud is actually very dark, and that was a photostat.

Some artists have touched up the face in the Cloud, but that is not what was originally photographed.

 

His feet as pillars of fire …. There are no feet in the Cloud, only a head.

There is only one bright section that can represent the pillar of fire and that is the bright light below the face. There are not two bright lights (two feet).

The Angel comes “clothed with a cloud”, He does not come “as a cloud”.

Thus this Cloud does not fit the description of Revelation 10:1.

  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,

Revelation Chapter 10 : Verse 2

The Cloud only forms a head. There is no hand. There is no book.

                           

The Angel of Revelation Chapter 10.                                    The cloud of 28 February 1963.

The cloud that was photographed does not look like John's description of the Angel in Revelation Chapter 10.

The Cloud was photographed on  28 February 1963. This was the day before the javelina pig hunting season opened on  1 March 1963.

8 days after the hunting season opened, seven angels came to brother Branham and gave him the commission for the revelation of the Seven Seals.

This Cloud was photographed before Brother Branham went hunting. Thus the Cloud was photographed before the seven angels came to him.

Thus the Book was not open at the time that the Cloud was photographed at the end of February. The seven angels came later to give him the revelation of the opening of the Seven Seals which would then unfold the deeper mysteries to open up the Book (the Bible). Each night, during the third week of March, as he preached the seven seals, one of the angels came to him and revealed the mystery of one of the seals.

But the Angel of Revelation 10 only comes down after the seals have been revealed.

The Angel did not come down to open the Book. He came down after the Book had been opened, because He held the open Book in His hand.

The Book was still sealed with Seven Seals when the Cloud was photographed.

Brother Branham only began more than two weeks later to reveal the opening of the Seven Seals in Revelation Chapter 6 at a week-long series of meetings starting on  17 March 1963.

STANDING  IN  THE  GAP    63-0623

And, now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was, as the Angels lowered themselves from Heaven, to bring the Message.

( Here Bro Branham thinks that the Cloud was the 7 angels coming down to Earth to meet him, but he only arrived at that place eight days later, long after the Cloud had moved away )

The Cloud was never photographed coming down, it stayed at its remarkable height as indicated by all the photographs.

And you remember, I said the One on the right side of the constellation had, kind of, His chest back, and His wings. You remember me saying that, all of you? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] And how that I watched Him? He was very distinctive from the others. And I didn't know they were taking a picture of It, 'cause immediately I hurried East. But going back home to Tucson, there It was all through the papers that had been seen almost nation-wide, or plumb into Mexico, and all the Western States, and I think the Courier over here. It was on the Associated Press. How many saw, "A mysterious cloud in the sky"? You see the hands. And now the Life magazine picked it up. And I have the article here this morning, in the Life magazine, of to show. Now here It is, the same time I was there. See the pyramid of the Cloud? I was standing just below this. And there, see the distinctive Angel on the right-hand side? See the pointed wing of It? Just exactly what was said. And here it's in the view of Mexico and different places from where they took the picture. Now, this scientist here is trying to--to get all the information about the picture, that he can, about the people who has the picture. He is studying it.

"A mysterious cloud in the sky".  Dr McDonald, the scientist, described the cloud as being mysterious.  Associated Press did not give his reason. His reason was simply that there were two clouds in some photographs and he had no natural explanation for two clouds.

The main Cloud was photographed and had left the scene before brother Branham went hunting.

But brother Branham assumed that the Cloud was photographed while he was there.

He had had a supernatural experience with 7 angels, so he linked the two events. This was just speculation, months after the event. And no one checked the dates to see that they did not coincide.

People have no right to believe brother Branham’s quotes until they are checked against known facts or they are found to run through the Scripture.

HEBREWS   CHAPTER  TWO.1      57-0825

And now, in the Old Testament, "If the word spoken by angels were steadfast," that way it had to be right. In the Old Testament, before a prophet's word could be made manifest, it had to be examined and proved. They wasn't loose with it, like we are today.

So the people who have exalted brother Branham must now come down to earth. He is not infallible (as that would make him another Pope).

He can make mistakes just like the rest if us.

62-1007  THE  KEY  TO  THE DOOR
That's what gets things scrupled up, you see. That, they claim in here that some brethren up there that said that I sent them up there, and they're preaching that men should leave their wives and hunt for their spiritual mate, and that I am perfectly infallible. That there's nothing... And, oh, some of the awfullest things you ever heard. And the ministerial association got a hold of it, and they're writing me a letter about it, and that I sent them up there and it's causing a lot of confusion.

Do not make him infallible. If he makes a mistake, acknowledge it and move on. Humans make mistakes.

Elijah was promised to restore us to the early church and the New Testament Christianity.

Those were days when the churches were not ruled by pastors as the word “pastors” only appears ONCE in the New Testament.

People feel he is not the end time prophet because he was wrong about the Cloud being formed by the seven angels when they left him.

He is only the end-time prophet if he restores us back to Scripture, irrespective of any mistakes he makes.

John the Baptist made a mistake about Jesus, but that did not cancel his ministry as a great prophet. It fooled John’s disciples because they continued to follow him instead of following the Jesus whom he had pointed out as a Man walking amongst men.

We do not follow brother Branham, we follow the Jesus whom he pointed out as walking through the pages of His Word.

JOHN 1:35    Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

:36    And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

:37     And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

They ceased to be disciples of John when he pointed them to Jesus. That was John’s mission, pointing people to Jesus.

Then John made a mistake. Those who stayed as John’s disciples repeated his mistake.

MATTHEW 11:2     Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

:3    And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

:4    Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:

:5    The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

John was still the prophet, despite making that mistake. If his followers had followed Jesus, they would not have made John’s mistake. Brother Branham came to restore us back to the Bible.

MATTHEW 17:11    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

:12    But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, …

:13    Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

John had come as Elijah to introduce the New Testament and another Elijah must come to restore us back to the New Testament. We are stuck with Trinity, Christmas day, Good Friday, pastor-dominated churches, etc. Only when brother Branham illuminates what is in Scripture is he performing his ministry. If he makes comments on topics like the Cloud, his personal views on politics, church order, etc. then that is not his ministry. If he makes mistakes, so what. We all make mistakes.

The rule is simple : if what he says can be proven from Scripture, believe it.

If he says something that is different from Scripture, leave it alone.

Follow brother Branham and you will make the same mistake that John’s disciples made which was to repeat his error.

We are supposed to follow Jesus, not brother Branham. If he made a mistake about the Cloud, by thinking it was formed by the seven angels when they left him, that does not mean he is not the prophet.

If you follow brother Branham, then you have a problem here.

If he spoke of this Cloud, you should check those quotes with the Bible.

One Scripture that fits the Cloud is that it is the sign of the Son of Man in the heaven.

No Scripture says that a Cloud is the second Coming of Jesus.

Jesus comes on a cloud, not as a cloud.

If you understand brother Branham’s ministry you will gain a deeper insight into the Bible because he came to point us to Scripture.

How well do you understand Scripture?

Why does the genealogy of Matthew Chapter 1 have 13 names less than the genealogy of Luke Chapter 3?

Why are genealogies only mentioned in Matthew and Luke? Why are the genealogies different after David? Why do we need two genealogies? Why do they appear in the first Chapter of Matthew and the third Chapter of Luke?

Why did Jesus write in the ground with His finger when questioned about the woman taken in adultery? And He wrote in the ground twice, why?

Why was His first miracle at a wedding?

Why, when Mary asked for wine, did He say “Woman, My hour has not yet come”?

Six of the churches in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3 have their proper names. But Pergamum is given the Greek name Pergamos. Why does the third church have a Greek ending?

So you think you know all the mysteries?

These are basics that we should know if Revelation 10:7 has finished the mystery of God.

Christ has always been present in His church.

REVELATION 1:13

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Christ in the midst of the 7 church ages is the focal point of the Book of Revelation.

The 7 messengers of which brother Branham is one, are merely stars in His right hand.

John the Baptist was at the First Coming to point out Jesus as a Man walking amongst men.

Brother Branham had to point out Jesus to us as He walks through the pages of God’s Word.

John the Baptist said of Jesus

JOHN 3:30

He must increase, but I must decrease

The Message is to glorify Jesus, not brother Branham.

JOHN 1:35   Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

:36    And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

:37     And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

The purpose of the Message is to get us to follow Jesus who is the Word of God.

MALACHI 4:5   Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

:6        And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

The end-time Elijah must explain the meaning of the Bible and thereby turn us back to the early church of the New Testament fathers.

The Message is not anything new. It is to restore us back to what the early church believed.

MATTHEW 17:11   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

Not a new Message. Restoring us back to the original Scripture.

So we must not believe a doctrine that the early church did not believe. We may have more details but the doctrine will be the same.

7 Seals only open when the Bride is in Heaven


Did brother Branham open the 7 Seals or did he reveal the opening of the 7 Seals?

AMOS 3:7

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

If brother Branham opened the 7 Seals, then when were they revealed?

Brother Branham had to reveal the opening of the seals to us. Only after that revelation can they be actually opened. When do the seals open?  In Revelation Chapter 6 which comes after Revelation Chapter 4 when the church is caught up to meet Jesus and get taken to Heaven.

The seals do not actually open while the Bride is on earth. They open after the Bride is around the throne in Revelation Chapter 5.

 

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.

 

REVELATION  CHAPTER  FOUR.1    60-1231
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. And it said... This place, the Book of Revelations was written (See?), at the end of the church age.

 

Revelation Chapter 4 sees John caught up to heaven, a type of the Bride being caught up.

 

QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS  ON  THE  SEALS    63-0324
In Revelations verse 5 to 9, who are these found singing when the Lamb takes the Book out of the ... are these the raptured saints?
No, Revelations 5:5 - 9, rather, no. If you notice, these are not the saints. He has never claimed His property yet. See? This is not the saints. If you notice, they're the elders and the beast, and they sing.

....

There's something wrong.

...

 That's right. Now, what do you think about that? Oh, if the Presence of the Holy Ghost isn't here, what is? He wouldn't let... See, I only read the first part of that verse. See, it's just- or something wrote here, and I was trying to get through, looking at that clock. But you see Him stop me on that? Glory. I never read the other part of that. See, I got here: "and..." Look here. "And they sang a new song," and I stopped. See? But look here, "the song they sang, saying, You have redeemed us out of every kindred, tongue, and nation." Sure, that's them.

So the Bride has been caught up to heaven and is around the throne in Chapter 5,  before the Seals are actually opened. We just have a revelation of the opening. The actual event happens in heaven.

THE  REVELATION  OF  JESUS  CHRIST - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.1
But when John looked he saw only "ONE" upon the throne. And it was not until Revelation 5:6-8 (which follows Revelation 4:2-3 in sequence of time) that we see the "Lamb" taking the book from "HIM" That sat on the throne, as indicated in Revelation 4:2-3 and 9-10. What is it? It is the mystery of "ONE GOD."

Revelation Chapter 5 comes after Revelation 4 in time sequence. Only after Chapter 5 do the Seals open in Chapter 6.

The  Seven Seals book is called “The Revelation of the Seven Seals

63-03-24 The Seventh Seal”

Now, I'd better stop right here.  See? I just feel checked not to say no more about it. See? So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason it was not opened (See?), the reason It did not reveal it, no one should know about it.

You notice. Notice now, for the end-of-time message, this Seal. After all, He's revealed all the six Seals, but it don't say nothing about the Seventh. And the end time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely a total secret according to the Bible.Before knowing that... And remember, Revelations 10:1, 7 (1-7, chapter 10:1-7) at the end of the seventh angel's message, all the mysteries of God would be known. We're at the end time, the opening of the Seventh Seal.

 The seventh seal was never revealed. It is a total mystery.

1963-11-10  “Souls that are in Prison now”

The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.

1964-07-19  “The Feast of the Trumpets” 

The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming. He never revealed the mystery of the seventh Seal. 

The Seventh Seal has not opened yet. It is still a total mystery.

We do not even have a revelation of the Seventh Seal as it is just total silence. No one can interpret silence.

THE.FOURTH.SEAL    63-0321

All right. And remember, Judas took the place as treasurer and fell by money. So does the church of this day. The Catholic church (as we noticed last night) charging for novenas, charging them for prayers, and charging them for everything. It's almost same--fell the same thing to the daughters of the Catholic church, which the Protestants... The whole thing's wrapped up in money. There's where Judas fell, and here's where he fell, and there's where the Protestants fall.

Watch... Rides a pale horse as he appears on his ride, this last ride. He's on his last now. Now, that is not in our day. That will be on down. It's the Seal foretold. 'Cause, see, the Church has done gone up when this happens.

The fourth seal has two sentences.

REVELATION 6:7
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

This verse applies to the seventh age

REVELATION 6:8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

This verse applies to the Tribulation. This is the Seal foretold.

Brother Branham revealed the first part of the fourth Seal but not the second part as we do not know who the antichrist rider is. Nor has it taken place yet. The final ride only happens after the church is caught up to Heaven.

So the seventh seal is still a mystery.

So the second half of the fourth seal is still a mystery.

The fifth seal is half-known. It deals with the Jews during the church ages which we reasonably understand but then goes on into the Tribulation where they are killed. The Jews in the Tribulation is a subject that we know very little about.  That event has not happened yet and we have a very little revelation of it.

REVELATION 6:9
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

The Jews who were killed during the two thousand years of church history.

REVELATION 6:10
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

The Jews in Heaven see the Bride caught up to Heaven. Now they want to go down to earth to settle the score.

Jews demanding vengeance, an eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth. The Law of Moses.

REVELATION 6:11
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

The Jews must still wait for the 3.5 years of great Tribulation to finish. The 144000 Jews must accept Jesus and then be killed. Only then will Armageddon come.

The Sixth Seal can only be opened by the two Jewish prophets in the Tribulation.

THE SIXTH SEAL

... and have power over the waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will.

What is it? What can bring these things but the Word? They can do nature anyway they want to. Here it is. They're the one who brings on this Sixth Seal. They uncover and open it up. It's the power of God to interrupt nature. See, the Sixth Seal, is completely an interruption of nature.

Do you get it now? There's your Seal. Who does it? It's the prophets the other side of the rapture. With the power of God, the Word of God, they just condemn nature. They can send earthquakes, turn the moon into blood, the sun can go down or anything at their command. Amen.

The Seventh Seal is the Coming of the Lord.

 64-0719   THE  FEAST  OF  THE  TRUMPETS

The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.

Thus the Cloud, which was seen a month before the Seventh Seal was preached, cannot be the coming of the Lord.

The Seventh Seal was preached on  24 March 1963. The Cloud was photographed on 28 February 1963.  So which of these events is the coming of the Lord?  Obviously neither.

At the time of the Cloud, the book was still closed.

The Angel of Revelation 10  only comes down to earth after the book is open.

The Cloud was seen before the revelation of the book being opened.

The Cloud happened just North of Flagstaff. This is about 500 miles from the sea. The Cloud was  26 -27 miles high. No one who is only 26 miles high can put out a foot on land and another foot onto the sea that is about 500 miles away.

The face in the Cloud is parallel to the horizon. So the Cloud represents a person who is lying  down parallel to the ground, not standing perpendicular to the earth. The Cloud only forms the head, not the body of a person.

The Cloud was photographed hanging in the sky, not coming down or going up.

 62-12-3 “Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”

The other angels was messengers, men of the earth. But this Angel... But this One didn't come from the earth;

He come down from heaven, BECAUSE the mystery's all finished.

And when the mystery's finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and seven thunders throwed their voices out.

The Angel did not come down to open the book. He came down because it was already open.

 

63-03-18 “The First Seal

Let me just read it again. It sounds so good to me; I--I like to read it.

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

Now, we saw the same thing, which was Christ. And we know Christ is always the Messenger to the Church. All right. He's 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 had done been broke here. We're breaking them now; but this, the thing's opened.)

Brother Branham was revealing the Seals during a week of preaching in March 1963.

But the open book in Revelation 10 only occurs after the Seals have been revealed. Thus it cannot have been fulfilled by the Cloud which occurred a month earlier.

Bro Branham never says the 7 Thunders have uttered

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

Revelation Chapter 10 : Verse 3

Nowhere does brother Branham say that “the seven Thunders have uttered”.

If you believe that, you have made up that doctrine.

Seven angels caught up brother Branham into their midst and spoke to him. No one else heard them.

They gave him the commission to preach the revelation of the opening of the Seven Seals.

One angel would visit him each night during the series of meetings in order to reveal to him what each Seal was about.

No seven Thunders uttered when the Cloud was photographed. There was no one there to hear them. The hunting season had not opened yet.

They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

Psalm 106: Verse 19

Being close to God in mount Horeb (also called mount Sinai) where Moses got the Law and led the first exodus of the Jews out of Egypt did not help the Jews. Many still went wrong even though they were very close to Moses.

End-time believers can also easily go wrong as brother Branham’s message leads us back to Scripture for the third exodus of the Bride out of the Christian denominations and churches. We need to be very careful what we believe.

Interpreting some quote or quotes is not the path to Truth.

Quotology, without Scripture, is just theology.

The seven angels would commission him to reveal the Seven Seals and thereby reveal the mysteries in the Book (Bible) that the Bride needs in order to get ready for the Coming of the Lord.

He did not reveal all the mysteries. We still do not understand much of Daniel Chapter 11. We do not know what the seven Judgement Vials are. He revealed the function of the seven Thunders but never told us their content, what they say.

Brother Branham was told not to preach on the seven Trumpets.

He never told us the new name of Jesus.

He did reveal all the mysteries that the Gentile Bride needs to prepare herself for the Coming of the Lord.

This qualifies him as the seventh angel or messenger of Revelation Chapter 10 Verse 7.

 “Shalom”    64-01-12   Volume 13  Number 5

God shows His signs in the heavens first.

If the Cloud was thus the sign of the Son of man in the heavens, then do not mistake a sign for the fulfillment of Revelation 10.

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.

Revelation Chapter 10: 7

The tape recorder was invented during World War 2  to receive radio messages from spies in Europe. It was released to the public shortly after the war was over.  In 1947 brother Branham became the first preacher to tape record his sermons. Thus we have his voice with us on tape. We live in the days of his voice,  even though he has left the scene. From his tapes (now also printed in book form as well as being on the internet) we are to learn the mystery of God. God became a Man and took on a human name Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead. We need to get baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the basis for understanding the Godhead.

Please note: brother Branham fulfilled the Scripture relating to the "voice of the seventh angel".

He was never promised to be the "Voice of God". So this latter title is unscriptural.

Revealing the Seals helps us to unfold many subtle mysteries in the Bible that the great preachers and reformers of the past were unable to understand.

Revelation 10 refers to the resurrection

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

Revelation Chapter 10:3

Two expressions are linked to the seven Thunders.

“Cried with a loud voice”   and   “when he had cried”.

Both of these expressions are linked to the idea of resurrection.

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

John Chapter 11:43

“Cried with a loud voice” was necessary to resurrect one person, Lazarus, from the dead.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew Chapter 27:46

:50    Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51    And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

:52    And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

Matthew Chapter 27: Verses 50-52

“Cried with a loud voice”  and  “when he had cried”  was necessary to produce the general resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

So, when the Angel comes down in Revelation Chapter 10,  the purpose of His descent is to perform the resurrection of the New Testament. 

The resurrection of the dead saints from 2000 years of church history.

All the New Testament saints are either buried on land or at sea. Martyrs who were burned alive had their ashes thrown into rivers which took them to the sea.

The Angel stands on land and sea to perform the resurrection.

This mighty Angel comes down to perform the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

Once they are resurrected, then the seven Thunders will utter their mysterious voices to prepare the living Bride, whose bodies have to change, and the resurrected Bride so that they can be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air.

The Thunders are to prepare us all for how to walk up on air as we are caught up to meet the Lord.

Only Jesus could walk on water in His physical Body.

We cannot even achieve that. Yet, at the end, we have to walk up into the air to meet Him.

The 7 Thunders hold the key to that. They will utter to the whole Bride. Thus the seventh age and the first age will hear it together.

We must be restored to the first age. We are not going to know the unwritten mysteries that they never knew until they are resurrected and then we will learn those mysteries together.

But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and beats that stick down, then, "time shall be no more”.

" When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more."

When that time comes, you'll rise up from among the dead.

While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

“Shalom”    64-01-19     Volume 22  Number 1

Fact:  the Angel comes down to perform the resurrection.  This is the voice of the archangel.

:16    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

:17    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

I Thessalonians Chapter 4:16-17

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.

Revelation Chapter 10 : Verse 4

(Capital S-e-a-l)... Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

It's on the backside. When a book is complete... Now, He didn't say on the front side; He said on the backside. After it's all done completed, then these seven thunder voices is the only thing that is stuck to the Book, that's not revealed. It's not even written in the Book.

... 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.

“Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?”  30 12 1962

Brother Branham came to reveal the mysteries that are written in the Book.

Written on the backside of the Book means it is not written within the pages of the Book. It is hidden there in ways that we cannot understand.

Written on the backside means it will be revealed right at the end after all the mysteries written in the Book are finally known.

2    Preach the word;

II Timothy Chapter 4: Verse 2

We have to preach what was written in the Word. Brother Branham revealed the mysteries that are written in the Word. Not the mysteries that are not written.

What are the unwritten mysteries that still remain a secret?

The new name of Jesus. When is He coming?  The Seventh Seal. What the seven Thunders said.

These mysteries are not part of brother Branham’s ministry.

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,  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:

Revelation Chapter 10 : 5

Time ages us.  Time only ends when your body that is getting older is changed into an immortal body that does not change or age. Then time has no effect on you because you will live forever without getting older.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.                                                                                                                                                                                                      I  Corinthians 15:50

You will have no blood in your new body.

The Holy Spirit will flow through your veins.

That is why you will never age or get sick. Squeeze your fingertip. It gets red. When your body changes, you will have no blood and your fingertip will not get red.

That is what the seven thunders have to teach us. How to get our bodies changed. Because only then will you be able to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

The Thunders will give us rapturing faith. But our old bodies cannot be raptured. You will only get rapturing faith when you are in your new body. That is the time when the Thunders utter. When it is time for our bodies to change.

:52    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

:53    For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.                                                                                                      I  Corinthians 15:52-53

The shout is still in the future

 Three things happens. A voice... A shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout... Jesus does all three of them when He's descending.

A shout, what is the shout? It's the Message going forth, first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.

The first thing comes, when He starts descending from the Heaven, there's a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together

1Now, it's the first thing, is the sounding. The first thing is a trumpet and a... or a voice... A shout; and then a voice; and then a trumpet.

Shout: a messenger getting the people ready.

The second is a voice of the resurrection: the same voice, that, a loud voice in Saint John 11:38-44, that called Lazarus from the grave.

Getting the Bride together; and then the resurrection of the dead, see; to be caught up with It. Now watch the three things takes place. The next is what? Was a trumpet. A voice... A shout; a voice; a trumpet.

Now, the third thing, is a trumpet. Which, always, at the feast of trumpets, is calling the people to the feast. And that'll be the Bride's Supper, the Lamb's Supper with the Bride, in the sky. See?

The first thing comes forth is His Message, calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the ones died, back in the other ages, they're caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that's the thing that takes place, friends.

 “The Rapture”   65-12-04    Volume 5  Number 14

But the "shout" still lies in the future.

One month before he died, brother Branham was still waiting for the "shout".

65-1127 I  HAVE  HEARD  BUT  NOW  I  SEE
Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.

The single Thunder, the message "shout", and the voice of the archangel, still lie in the future.

The "shout" was not brother Branham preaching the truth. The "shout" is when we are able to prove that truth from Scripture.

So, as the trumpet calls the Bride to the wedding feast, the two trumpets (or prophets) call the Jews back to Israel.

63-03-24   The Seventh Seal” 

We must remember that this Seventh Seal is the end of time of all things. That's right. The things written in the Seven Seal Book (sealed up of the plan of redemption from before the foundation of the world), it every bit ends. It is the end; it is the end of the struggling world. It's the end of struggling nature. It's the end of everything. In there is the end of the trumpets. It's the end of the vials. It's the end of the earth. It's the...It's even the end of time. Time runs out; the Bible said so.

… Revelations the 10th chapter and the 1 to the 7th verse. Time runs out. The angel said, "Time will be no more,"  in the days of this great thing to happen. Everything runs out in this time, at the end of this Seventh Seal.

“In the days of this great thing to happen”.  Brother Branham speaks of this Angel in the future tense.

But the Cloud was photographed a month previously.

So the Cloud is not the Angel.

We know what the 7 Thunders do but not their content


It is sealed up with Seven Seals.

Now, that's a different from the Seven Thunders.

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”    63-03-17 

The seven Thunders are not the seven Seals.

Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?

No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that's what the thunders was about.

“Questions and Answers 4”  Conduct, Order, Doctrine   64-08-30 

This is a key point.

The seven Thunders are different to the Seven Seals.

But they were revealed in the Seven Seals.

He did not reveal what they utter. That remains a mystery.

He revealed "what the Thunders was about”.

In other words, what they do. What their function or their purpose is.

 And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step farther; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth, and we'll find that after a while, the Lord willing, find where it's written.

“The First Seal”   63-03-18

 

 Seven thunders of revelation... May He show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith. 

“The First Seal”    63-03-18

 

Jesus walked on water. After His resurrection He walked up into the air. We have to walk upwards into the air to meet Him. That is what the Thunders are to achieve.

... let nothing bother you. Don't be scared. There's nothing to be scared about. If Jesus is coming, it's a very--it's a moment that the whole world has groaned and cried for. If it's something breaking forth now, for a new coming of a new gift or something, it'll be wonderful. If it's coming time that the revelation of the seven thunders will be revealed to the church, how to go, I don't know. I have just stated what I saw.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”   62-12-30 

Volume 2  Number 11 

The Thunders will tell us how to go. How to walk up into the air. That is something that is totally impossible by our own efforts.

Now, that's what's the reason today that the revivals that we're supposed to have... We have denominational revivals; we haven't had a real stirring. No, no, no, no. No, sir. Don't think we got revivals. We haven't. Oh, they've got millions and millions and millions of church members, but not a revival nowhere. No, no.

The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was dead.

“The Third Seal”  63-03-20

The Thunders will be totally different to what we expect.

God, help our unbelief. Take it away from us, Lord. We want to receive rapturing grace. We want to be able when that mysterious thunder thunders out yonder, and the Church is taken up, we want to be ready to receive it, Lord

“The Second Seal”   63-03-19

Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that? You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because (You see?), Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming. But there'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

So I believe, to us who... If we don't know it, and it won't be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in. So the thing for us to do is to be reverent before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how to do, and live good Christian lives.

“The Seventh Seal”  63-03-24  

We will only be informed at the last moment.

 I don't know who's going to--what's going to take place. I do not know. I just know that those seven thunders holds that mystery, that heavens was quieted. Everybody understand?

“The Seventh Seal”   63-03-24  

Brother Branham did not know what would happen at the time of the Lord's coming. So we do not know either.

What happens is that those seven thunders that he heard thunder and was forbidden to write, that's what the mystery is laying behind those seven consecutive thunders rolling out.

Now, why? Let us prove it. Why? It is the secret that no one knows about

The Seventh Seal”  63-03-24  

The seven Thunders are a total mystery.

Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery. This one I have--will speak and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

The Seventh Seal”  63-03-24

The seven Thunders hold the mystery of the Second Coming. This has to be a total mystery. So we cannot know what the Thunders will say.

 Sunday I come down here to speak, and I--I tried to shake myself from it by speaking. Monday it was there again. And it's here now. And I don't know; I don't know, sirs. I'm only honest with you as my brothers. I don't know.

Is it--is it time? Is the minist--the mystery all finished? Has the sounding all over? Is that really them seven thunders fixing to utter out something that the little group that He's gathered together will receive a rapturing faith to go in the rapture when He comes; for we'll be changed as quick as those Angels come: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up together with those that is asleep to meet the Lord in the air.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”    62-12-30 

Volume 2  Number 11

The seven Thunders are needed to catch us up to meet the Lord. This can only happen when you have a new body.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

I Thessalonians  4:16

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

I Thessalonians  4:17

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.

Revelation Chapter 10 :7

Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery. This one I have--will speak and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

“The Seventh Seal”   63-03-24  

He is preaching the Seventh Seal but he talks of the Thunders in the future tense. They had not uttered by that time.

And Jesus, His Name on earth was Redeemer, Jesus. When He was on earth, He was the Redeemer; that's true. But when He conquered death and hell, and overcome them, and ascended on high, He received a new Name. That's the reason they holler the way they do and don't get nothing; it will be revealed in the thunders. See?

“The First Seal”  63-03-18

 In this body of flesh you need daily forgiveness for your sins.

ACTS 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

You can only get forgiveness of sin in the Name of Jesus Christ. While you are in this body, you cannot know His new name as that new name cannot save you. He shed His Blood when He had the name of Jesus.

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Revelation 19:12

The 7 Thunders also utter to the Jews


A  puzzle. We will not know His new name while we are in this body of flesh that needs a Saviour, Jesus Christ. This name can only be revealed at the catching away when we are in a new body. At that time we will no longer need a Saviour.

Now, we had him coming last night with his great sword to kill. We find out that he gets killed with the Sword too, the sword of the Word. God's Word, sharp, two-edged sword slays him, puts him right down. Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.

“The Fourth Seal”    63-03-21

The seven Thunders will also utter to the Jews. Elijah closes the heavens to stop rain during the tribulation. Moses and Elijah interrupt nature whenever they want to.

 Now, when is the Gospel returning to the Jews? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. 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.

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ”  -  Church Age Book  Chapter 1

The Jewish prophets can read the truth on the internet from websites that take the quotes of brother Branham back to Scripture.

The first three chapters of the Book of Revelations reveals all the happenings unto the Church. Then, from the 3rd chapter unto the 19th chapter of Revelation, there is no more seen of the Church. The Church goes up at the 4th chapter of Revelations, and returns back at the 19th chapter of Revelations, the Bride and the Groom, together, coming to the earth. And then from the 19th chapter to the conclusive of the 22nd chapter, it's all on the Millennium and what will be in the years that is to follow it. During the 4th to the 19th, God is dealing with Israel.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”  64-07-19 

Volume-3  Number-16

 Revelation 10 also has to include the Jews as it is between chapters  4  and  19.

The seven Thunders utter to both Jew and Gentile.

Thus they can only utter right at the end as the Gentiles are caught up which is when the Gospel moves over to Israel and her two prophets. Only at the end is there a possible overlap between Israel and the church.

God's great mystery of how, it's a secret. He kept it a secret. Nobody knowed nothing about it. Even the Angels didn't understand it. See, He didn't reveal it. That's the reason, under our seventh mystery, when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence. Jesus, when He was on earth, they wanted to know when He would come. He said, "It's not... Even the Son Himself don't know when it's going to happen." See, God has this all to Himself. It's a secret. And that's the reason there was silence in Heaven for a space of a half hour, and seven thunders utter their voices, and John was even forbidden to write it, see, the Coming of the Lord. That's one thing He hasn't revealed yet, of how He will come, and when He will come. It's a good thing that He doesn't. No.

“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed”  63-07-28

Volume 3  Number 7

If angels do not understand the Lord's coming, then the seven angels who came to brother Branham could not have revealed this mystery to him.

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'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.

The Seventh Seal”  63-03-24 

 

 "When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know. ….... 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. So we're at the end time; we are here.

The Seventh Seal”   63-03-24

We're told, in Revelation 10, that there'll be a messenger in the last day, will gather up these little ends and will bring them together. And then the mystery of God would be finished, at the sounding of this angel, which was a messenger of the earth. THEN One came down from Heaven, with His hands up, rainbow over His head, and swore that there would be time no more; an Angel taking an oath. And when we see this thing is materializing, oh, how sincere we should be.

“Influence”    63-01-12

 The great Angel of Revelation 10 only comes down when the earthly angel of Revelation 10:7 has finished his preaching. Brother Branham finished preaching in December 1965. The Angel of Revelation 10 can only come down sometime after 1965.

But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and bears that stick down, then, "time shall be no more.

" When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more."

When that time comes, you'll rise up from among the dead.

While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

“Shalom”   64-01-19     Volume 22  Number 1

Fact:  the Angel comes down to perform the resurrection.  This is the voice of the archangel.

The Angel comes down AFTER the mysteries are revealed


The Angel, Christ in the form of the Angel, comes down to perform the resurrection. He stands on land and sea where the dead have been buried through the ages. This is His triumph over Death, the last enemy.

The roar of the Lion, the King of Life.

The Angel does not come to reveal the mysteries. That has already been done by the 7th angel.

The Message has to come before the resurrection, to prepare us for it so that we believe the same things that the first church believed. We will only see them if we believe what they believed.

The seed that is harvested at the end is identical to the seed that was planted at the beginning.

It has no extras.

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.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”    62-12-30 

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”   63-03-17

And now, we know that this Book of Redemption will not be thoroughly understood: it's probed at through six church ages, but at the end, when the seventh angel begins to sound his mystery, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed at,

and the mysteries COMES down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God.

[ unquote: Coming 1 ]  The mysteries come down.

 Then the Godhead and everything else is settled. All the mysteries: serpent's seed and whatever more is to be revealed.

74-2  {40}    At the sounding of the seventh church age, the last church age, all the loose ends that through these church ages have been probed at, will be wound up together. 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.

[ unquote: Coming 2 ]  The Angel comes down.

Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.

[ unquote: which coming?  Coming 1 – the mysteries  or  coming 2 – the Angel? ]

But he has spoken of two comings. The coming of the mysteries and then the coming of the Angel. The Angel only comes when the seals are broke and the mystery is finished being revealed.

"Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming".

( Singular. The seventh angel is only on earth for one coming.)

Notice, the seventh angel is only on earth for one coming, not both.

Brother Branham had to be on earth at the time that the mysteries came down. His ministry was to finish the mystery of God.

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.

Revelation 10:7

Thus he will not be on earth when the Angel comes down. Otherwise, he would be on earth for both comings.

 

Before Christ comes down as the Angel to perform the resurrection, Christ must first come down in the form of the revealed Word.

The Angel does not come down to give the commission to reveal the Seals.

Seven angels did that in March 1963– not one Angel.

The Angel does not come down as a Cloud. The Cloud was photographed hanging in the sky on February 28 1963 which was the day before the hunting season opened on March 1.

The Cloud was over Flagstaff. Brother Branham was 200 miles away in Tucson.  There was nobody who was spiritual that was under the Cloud when it appeared for 28 minutes after sunset.

On 8 March 1963, while he was hunting, the seven angels came to him to give him the commission to reveal the seven written Seals of Revelation Chapter 6.

Brother Branham only began to reveal the Seals during  March 17 -25,  1963.

That revelation opened up a deeper insight into Scripture, which enabled brother Branham to reveal many other mysteries that were written in the Bible.  This revelation of the written mysteries continued until December 1965 when the Lord took him home.

So the Angel of Revelation 10 can only come down sometime after 1965 when the mysteries were finished.

Remember, the Angel only comes down when the Seals are broke or revealed.

At which coming (the coming of the mysteries or the coming of the Angel) is the seventh angel on earth?

Read the next paragraph :

 And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”  63-03-17  

The Angel only comes after the mysteries are finished.

Fact: The Angel does not come down to reveal the mysteries.  He comes down after they are finished.

“And time for the Angel to appear”.

This sermon was preached about two and a half weeks after the Cloud was photographed and brother Branham is saying “time for the Angel to appear”.  Obviously, he did not regard the Cloud as the Angel. The Cloud was past tense.

He says “We’re close”. He is looking forward to the Angel that is soon to appear.

So the Cloud was not the Angel.

The Angel had not yet appeared when brother Branham revealed the Seals.

The Angel only comes down when the mysteries have been revealed.

The seventh angel has to be on earth when the mysteries come down i.e. Christ in the form of the revealed Word.

Only when he has explained the mysteries that the Bride needs to prepare for the catching away will the Angel i.e. Christ in the form of the Angel, come down.

Why does this Angel come down? To perform the resurrection of the dead.

The resurrection is an event that is still to occur in the future. It did not happen on February 28th 1963 when the Cloud appeared.

 

We're going towards a dark chamber, a chamber of death. Everyone enters that chamber. And every time our heart beats, we go one step closer. Someday, I shall enter that chamber. And when I get down to the last heartbeat, I do not want to go in there as a coward; I want to wrap myself in His righteousness; pull it up around me and enter that chamber, to know Him in the power of His resurrection. And when they... The Angel screams forth, the Voice, the trumpet sounds, I want to come out from among the dead.

“Expectation”    50-04-05

Brother Branham was looking for this Angel to come down to perform the resurrection.  This was still early in his ministry in 1950.

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.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”  62-12-30 

Volume 2  Number 11

 

But we find out then that in the Book of the Revelation at the seventh angel's message, the mysteries, all the mysteries of it, should already be revealed by that time (Now that's Revelations 10:1-7.), that it should be revealed according to that time--at that time when He did.

Then the seven thunders utter their strange voices, and John was going to write... It was... John knew what it was, but he didn't write it, 'cause he was forbidden to write it. That's absolutely and altogether a mystery. It's not even in symbol or nothing. We just know it thundered; that's all.

“The Fourth Seal”  preached at Jeffersonville on  Thursday  63-03-21

Fact:  all the mysteries should be revealed first, then the seven Thunders utter

Fact: the Thunders are absolutely and altogether a mystery before the resurrection occurs

  …and then we got over in the Bible and showed that there would be a seventh angel's Message. And at the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come seven mysterious thunders.

“Standing in the Gap”   63-06-23 

The seven Thunders come after brother Branham reveals the mysteries.

And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders

“The Fourth Seal”    63-03-21

 

--the seventh angel, when he sounds, all the mysteries of God should be finished up by his sounding. Then after it's revealed, the Angel come down from heaven, which was Christ (Now remember, this angel and is on earth, a messenger). Down comes Christ (You see Him in the 10th chapter of Revelations.), puts one foot upon the land and the other one on the sea, rainbow over His head, eyes and, like--and feet like fire and so forth, raises up His hand and swears by Him that lives forever and ever on the throne, that time shall be no more.

And when He takes this oath, seven thunders utter their voices,

And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.

“The Third Seal”   63-03-20

The revelation of the mysteries comes before the thunders utter.

What, that the hour has come that time shall be no more? The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea with a rainbow over Him, with feet, and say, "Time's run out."

“The First Seal”    63-03-18

The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea (sometime in the future).  But the Cloud appeared 19 days before this, in the past. So the Cloud is not the Angel.

The Angel “with feet” is ready.  There were no feet in the Cloud, only a head.

Michael is Jesus as the Archangel of Revelation 10


When God took on the form of a Man, He took on a human name,  Jesus.

When God takes on the form of an angel, He calls Himself the Angel of the Lord or the Archangel and takes on the angelic name Michael.

As Jesus, God is the number one Man.  As Michael, God is the number one Angel.

Let us try to prove this.

"And at that time Michael shall stand, the great prince." Michael was Christ, of course, Who fought the angelic wars in heaven with the devil. Satan and Michael fought together, or fought against each other, rather.

“Beginning and ending of the Gentile Dispensation”  55-01-09 

 

Which, Moses was never abso... No, his body was packed away. The Angels took him; he did not mortify; he did not corrupt. He was a perfect type of Christ. He died, and the Angels packed him away, and even the devil don't even know where he's buried, and tried to dispute with Michael the Archangel about his burial. That's what the Bible said. God took him up in the rapture.

“Questions and Answers 3”  Conduct, Order, Doctrine   57-10-06

 

Notice Lucifer, in the last days, is doing as he did at first. What did Lucifer do? The first thing that Lucifer done to separate the fellowship of God and man, he wanted to build him a united kingdom, a greater splendor and seemingly more cultured, a greater kingdom than Michael, Christ had.

Lucifer, at the beginning, his purpose in heart was to achieve a brighter and greater thing in Heaven than Christ had, is that right, by seemingly a more cultured, more beautiful, more splendor, than the Kingdom of Christ. Do you think we'll have automobiles in the Millennium, and airplanes? See? See what Lucifer is doing?

“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed”   63-07-28

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

First Thessalonians  Chapter 4:16

 Not try to wrap the old robe around, but wrap the robe of Christ, the Holy Ghost, around me, as Paul did, and say, "Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory?" enter that dark chamber among those who are dead, listening then for His voice of the Archangel that shall sound, and we'll be called out from among the dead, to meet our loved ones again.

“The Deity of Jesus Christ”  49-12-25  Volume 20 Number 12

The voice of the Archangel raises us from the dead.

We've all got a victory. We've fought through many victories. And a great victory is coming just soon, right around the corner. Our complete V-day will be soon, when the Son of God shall break the skies, and scream with the Voice of the Archangel, and He shall come again. And the graves shall open, and the dead shall walk out.

“Victory Day”   63-04-21

 

We're going towards a dark chamber, a chamber of death. Everyone enters that chamber. And every time our heart beats, we go one step closer. Someday, I shall enter that chamber. And when I get down to the last heart beat, I do not want to go in there as a coward; I want to wrap myself in His righteousness; pull it up around me and enter that chamber, to know Him in the power of His resurrection. And when they... The Angel screams forth, the Voice, the trumpet sounds, I want to come out from among the dead.

“Expectation”   50-04-05

 

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Jude  Verse 9

Moses was to be taken to heaven. This task, of taking a previously dead person to heaven, was performed by the Archangel Michael.

Thus the Archangel is responsible for the resurrection of the dead.

 

THE  FIFTH  SEAL 63-0322

 Now, now, Moses actually died, but he rose, 'cause he was a perfect type of Christ. See? Nobody ever knowed where he was buried. The Angels come took him. See? He had Angel pallbearers. Why? No mortal man could pack him where he was going. He just went through an act; that's all. He had Angels as pallbearers, 'cause they took him where he was supposed to be; no one knows. Even to Satan didn't even know; he disputed with the archangel. That's right. He couldn't understand what happened to Moses. "I see him trembling over there, and looking over the land, and looking back to the children and so forth, I see him trembling, but he stepped up on the rock, and that was the last time I saw him."

That's the Rock. That's the Rock. Let me stand on that Rock at the end of my road. Yes, sir.

“The Fifth Seal”  preached at  Jeffersonville on Friday  63-03-22

But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Daniel Chapter 10:21

Only Gabriel and Michael knew this truth.

Jesus said “ I am the way, the truth and the Life”.  So He is the truth.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John  Chapter 14:6

Michael cannot know more than Jesus. Thus Jesus must be Michael when He takes  on the form of an Angel.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Daniel Chapter 12:1

The great Prince of the Jews is their Messiah, Jesus.

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

Daniel Chapter 9:25

So Michael is Jesus in an angelic form.

In the struggle against sin on earth, God took on the form of a Man amongst men.

In the struggle against sin in heaven, God took on the form of an archangel to defeat Lucifer and his fallen angels.

In the end, as the archangel Michael, God will expel Satan from his position in heaven as the accuser. Then as the archangel He comes down to earth for the resurrection of the dead.

As the archangel, God can interfere in the events on earth without it being the physical coming of the Lord Jesus.

REVELATION 12:7   And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

:8    And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

:9    And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

:10    And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Now, let's turn to the New Testament to Luke 10:18, just a minute, and see what Jesus said. In the Book of Luke, you that have your Bibles now, that's trying to get on these questions, Luke 10:18:

And he said unto them,... (Jesus speaking.)... I beheld Satan as lightning falling from heaven.

See, Satan was the original archangel of God. He once dwelt in the heaven. He once was the greatest person in the heavens outside of God. He was God's right-hand man to fellowship, and he got puffed up in his heart.

“Questions and Answers”  59-06-28 

Conduct, Order and Doctrine

 

The same voice that summoned John, "Come up," the same voice that said to John, "Come up," is the same voice that'll summons the church someday (Amen.), summons the church.

Also, the same voice that summoned John to come up, is the same voice that summoned dead Lazarus out of the grave, that same voice of the archangel. Christ is the voice of the archangel, "voice of the archangel." See? Oh, that trumpet voice of Christ summoned John to come up, the same voice summoned Lazarus.

“Revelation Chapter 4_ 1”   60-12-31

Revelation of Jesus Christ  series  pages  551-584

There are two voices in our day.

The voice of the seventh angel to restore us back to the early church of the New Testament and the voice of the archangel to bring forth the resurrection.
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23