The 7 Seals are Revealed, but NOT Opened

Before God actually opens the Seven Seals, He sends a revelation of the opening of the Seven Seals.

First published on the 12th of March 2017 — Last updated on the 11th of August 2021

His book was called the Revelation of the 7 Seals

We humans learn slowly, so we cannot grasp too much at a time.

When something is opened you will know all the details, which is too much information for us to handle at once.

Thus, first, it must be revealed so that you will have an outline of the events.

Then the opening will follow the revelation by filling all the details into the revealed outline.

Knowing all the details is proof of the actual opening.

If you believe that the seven Seals have been opened in March 1963, then you must know all the details about them, and thus you have a number of problems.

Amos 3: 7 says God does nothing without first revealing His secrets to His servants the prophets.
AMOS 3:7   Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

So the Seals cannot be opened before a prophet first reveals them.

The title of the Seven Seals Book is the "Revelation of the Seven Seals".

William Branham was the only prophet who could reveal the seven Seals.

When the seven Seals are revealed, you can claim that they have been opened as long as you remember that we only have a revelation of their opening.

We now have an outline of what happens when they finally open.

But we lack most of the details of the exceedingly complex threads, motives, and circumstances of the millions of individuals who served God and opposed God in the 2000 years of church history. For example, we know of the faithful martyr Antipas. But we know absolutely no details about him and his circumstances.

A relevant question: If this preaching on the seven Seals was the actual opening of the seven Seals, why did brother Branham call it the Revelation of the Seven Seals on the cover of his book?


7th Seal never opened and only Jews open the 6th Seal

But in 1964, a year and a half after preaching the seven Seals, he said that the seventh Seal had not opened.


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

He preached on the Seventh Seal on Sunday night 24 March 1963, and continued with some comments on Monday 25 March, but never claimed that it was opened. Thus it never opened.

So he was revealing to us what the seventh Seal was representing.


The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.

The Seventh Seal was preached on 24 March 1963 and 25th March 1963. The Cloud was photographed 43 kilometers up in the sky on 28 February 1963, almost a month earlier.

So the Cloud was not the coming of the Lord because the Seventh Seal brings Him to earth.

The Cloud never came down, it spent 28 minutes supernaturally high in the sky.

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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

But the Seventh Seal never opened. So the Lord has not yet come.

In 1965, years after the Cloud, brother Branham was still waiting for the Coming of the Lord.
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So the Lord never came in 1963. That means He has not yet come.

Brother Branham said in 1964 that the Seventh Seal had not opened. Why? Because it reveals the secret of the Coming of the Lord. That is a secret that no one knows. It is the biggest secret in the universe. That secret has been opened to no one.

So the Seventh Seal cannot be opened, otherwise, we would know when He is Coming. But we have a revelation of the Seventh Seal. We now know that it refers to the Coming of the Lord. The silence of the seventh Seal guards the secret of His Coming. This was to teach us that we should also be silent where Scripture is silent.


When the Sixth Seal opens there will be a massive earthquake because the Sixth Seal represents the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.


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We find out now, John said, "I beheld when He had opened the Sixth Seal, there was a great earthquake." Then all nature was interrupted. See? God's been doing great things, like healing the sick, and open the eyes of the blind, and doing great works, but we find out here that nature took a tumble.

Look what taken place, the earth quaked; the sun went black; and the moon wouldn't give its light; and the stars shook and fell; and, why, everything happened right at the time of the opening of this Sixth Seal. That's when it takes place, right immediately after the announcing of those martyrs. See? The martyrs had been finished.

Now, you see, we're right close into that hour now. It could be at any time (See?), because the Church is just about ready to take its flight. But remember, when these things happen, the Bride won't be here. Just remember, the Bride's gone. She don't have to go through any of it. This is a time of tribulation of purification of the church.

The sixth Seal has not happened yet.

Then two Jewish prophets will open the 6th Seal.

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Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we're living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There's your Sixth Seal coming open. See?

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... [ the two prophets ] 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 any way 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. …

Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we're living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There's your Sixth Seal coming open.

So another problem arises.

The sixth Seal is opened by the two prophets to Israel. Why?

The sixth Seal is an interruption of nature. The only two men who have the power to smite the earth with plagues and judgements are Moses and Elijah. Thus they open the sixth Seal in reality.

We can talk about the sixth Seal as we have a revelation that it refers to great Tribulation. But the two prophets will produce the goods in reality. They will hold back the Russian and the Moslem hordes that seek to eliminate Israel.

Because brother Branham revealed the sixth Seal, the two prophets will be able to actually open this sixth Seal in the future and thereby produce the supernatural power that blocks the attempts of the Antichrist Pope to destroy Israel.

If you claim that the sixth Seal is open already, show us the supernatural power that interrupts nature to make natural disasters. What Gentile Christian would even want this power? We try to save people, not curse them with judgements.

But these plagues are a judgement and only during the Tribulation, the Day of the Lord, is it the time of judgement.

So having this great judgement power now would be a waste as judgements must fall only after the Bride has left the earth.


So the sixth seal opened to us in the vision. We have a revelation of what will happen when the sixth Seal actually opens.

During the 3.5 years of great Tribulation it will actually be opened in reality by the prophets.
AMOS 3:7   Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

We have the revelation of the basic idea of the sixth seal bringing forth the great Tribulation. But we have no real details. We do not know what the seven Trumpets are about. When the two prophets open the sixth Seal then all the plagues will be revealed in all their gory details. We have a revelation, a broad picture or an outline of those events. But they will have all the brutal details of facts and figures.

Never muddle up reality when it happens with a vision of the future reality.

The 7 Seals only open when the Bride is in Heaven

Brother Branham said the two prophets to Israel open the Sixth Seal. Thus it cannot have opened in our day. That is why he never preached on the seven Trumpets and seven Vials. Those mysteries belong to the 3.5 years of great Tribulation, and we know almost nothing about them.

So when do the Seven Seals actually open?

In Heaven after the Bride is caught up and is standing around the throne of God.

When they open you will see the opening for yourself and it will reveal great details and insights.

Now comes a big difference. There the Bride will be in new bodies and have new brains that can think in a higher dimension. Thus they will be able to comprehend and grasp the huge flow of details, motives, and events that will be made known. Being able to think at a higher level, which we cannot do now, the Bride will also be able to comprehend how death, suffering, disaster, and all the horrors of history actually fitted into the Big Picture.
II CORINTHIANS 12:3   And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
:4   How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

In our present bodies, we cannot comprehend what goes on in Heaven. Their thoughts are just too far above ours. So we are required to believe the simplified outline that brother Branham revealed to us, and only when we are in Heaven will our new brains be able to grasp the whole flood of complex historical details and personal motives that fit inside the shape of the outline.

When the Seven Seals were revealed to brother Branham, he went beyond the curtain of time into the future and saw the future event as if he was actually there. He saw the outline of the events, without seeing too much detail. But we saw nothing and can only rely on what he told us.

When the Seven Seals open in Heaven then great Tribulation will be on and that is why the two prophets to Israel are able to open the Sixth Seal, because the Seals actually open in great Tribulation time while the Bride is in Heaven.

The Fourth Seal also causes problems.

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

Verse 7 has the voice of the eagle beast. We have the voice of the seventh angel , the voice of William Branham to restore us back to the Bible. That is fine.

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

But verse 8 is a complete mystery. Who is this rider called Death?

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.

We know it is the final antichrist Pope. But who is he? We have no idea.

How does he combine politics, religion, money into a dictatorship over the whole world? We do not know.

He also has to take over the military might of ten dictators. Who are these dictators? We do not know.

We see how far events have come but we have no clue of how they unfold in the future.

The present Pope Francis is a very kind and sympathetic man (August 2021). So how is it all going to change? We have no idea.

Take Trump's election. Message believers, being easily misled, went for quotes that they twisted to mean Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election and got it totally wrong. Thus, what do they know about current events? Obviously not much.

So what do they know about this final rider who unites the other three horses into one? Even less.

Consequently, half the fourth Seal has not been revealed to us as the rider called Death deals with the 3.5 years of great  Tribulation. Message preachers don't even get events in the seventh church age right, much less the time of great Tribulation.

Revelation Chapter 6: verses 1 to 7  represent the seven church ages. Each verse is a church age. Verse 7 is our seventh church age of Laodicea. Verse 8 is a new system. The 3.5 years of great Tribulation. We know very little detail about great Tribulation.

Thus, Revelation 6:8 has certainly not opened as we know next to nothing about its details.

Judging from the mess Mess-age believers made of Trump's election, they merely indicated that they know very little about the seventh age. Why?

They have twisted up a few quotes about a beautiful but cruel woman ruling America and interpreted them to mean that the non-beautiful and non-cruel Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election of 2016. They could not have got it more wrong. They have elevated quotes above Scripture. This is as bad as Nicolaitanism can get. Nicolaitanism is the thing God hates.

The fact that they interpreted these quotes and got a wrong conclusion means that we cannot trust their interpretation of quotes. God was trying to teach us a lesson here.


Let us see what brother Branham says about these future events.


Talk about a happy time when them Seals broke. John must've looked in and seen a past the curtain of time and said, "There's John." Oh, he was so happy.

John, a prophet, could see past the curtain of time into the future and saw himself as one of the 24 elders. He was looking into the future.


Now, begin the 4th chapter:

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

After these things (after the Church age)...

And all this from hereafter, now, will be pertaining, will take place on earth after the Rapture of the Church. See, after the Rapture.


After the church ages was over, and everything was come ready, made ready the setting of the 4th chapter here, the church ages was done. He had done left the earth, you see.


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.


This is being the time, setting of the judgment. John is being showed now what's going to take place after the Church age.


Now, we find that after, "After these things." After meant that "After the church ages had ceased."

Then John was summonsed to come up higher, "come up hither," which means "come up here." He showed him all that was going to happen in the world of the--the Church age. Then after the church ages was over, we find then that John was a type of every true believer that will be summonsed by Christ on High. That right? Summonsed, "Come up hither."


Revelation 4:1, after the Church was gone …  John went up. It represented the Church going in the Rapture.

John went up in the Spirit, was took away into Heaven and foresaw all the things that God promised and said to the disciples, "What is it to you if he tarries till I come?" He saw the coming of the Lord and what would take place. He saw on earth what would take place on earth to the Rapture of the Church, and was taken up and showed plumb on down even to past the Millennium.

Caught up to Heaven enables you to see the future.


…there was a 4th chapter, rather, of Revelation, and in that it kind of revealed something that would take place after the Church going up: that the Church goes up on the 3rd chapter of Revelations and does not return until the 19th chapter of Revelations.


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.


In Revelation 5 : 9, who are these found singing when the Lamb takes the Book out of the…Are these the raptured saints?

No, Revelation  5 : 9, 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. There's something wrong. Now, that's just all there is to it. There's something's happened. See? There's something that went wrong somewhere. Everybody feeling all right? There's no sickness or nothing? [A man in the congregation requests that Brother Branham read Revelation 5: 9 again—Ed ]

…And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seal thereof: for thou wast slain,... (And here it is. I was wrong on that. See?)... thou has redeemed us to God by the blood of every kindred,...

But you see Him stop me on that…. "the song they sang, saying, You have redeemed us out of every kindred, tongue, and nation." Sure, that's them.

So Revelation Chapter 5 has the raptured saints around the throne of God before the Lamb opens the Seals. When the seven Seals actually open, you will be standing around the throne in Heaven watching the event.


" Where is that Kinsman Redeemer? Who's able to take it?

And it come from Adam all the way down through all the apostles, and prophets, and everything else, and nobody was found. Now, what about that? Nobody in heaven, nobody on earth, nobody that ever lived... Elijah was standing there. Moses was standing there. All the apostles were standing there of all the ones that had died, all the holy men, Job, the sages. Everyone was standing there, and nobody was worthy even to look at the Book, let alone take It and break the Seals.

All the apostles were present, so the resurrection is over by this time.

We live in the pipeline of time


What is prophecy?

A prophet gets lifted up by the Holy Spirit until he can see over the “wall of time” or the “curtain of time” in a vision. The vision takes him past the curtain of time and enables him to see the future events as if they are happening in the present.

Then he returns to our space and describes how those future events unfold.

Do not make the mistake of believing that this revelation of seeing the future events in advance, means that these future events have actually happened.


And let's open another Book and read of the great Sculptor, the Almighty. Who, before there was a world, and before the foundations was laid, He had in His mind what He wanted, and He wanted to make man in His Own image. He wanted to make something in reality of what was a vision to Him, what was in His thinking.

He was the Sculptor that could create and bring into existence that which He has in His mind to do.

Brother Branham as a prophet could see the vision of the future events. He could tell us about this revelation.  But only God can bring these visions to pass by making them happen in the real world.

AMOS 3:7

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

So before the seven Seals can actually be opened, God must first send a revelation of the opening of the seven Seals.

So there are two key points to keep in mind.

God shows a vision or “video” or “hologram” of the future which reveals the events that are going to happen.

Then, as time rolls on, those events actually happen later, in reality.

So this is where a huge mistake occurs.

In March 1963 Brother Branham saw visions of the Lord opening the seven Seals in Revelation Chapter 6, which will only actually happen after the Bride has been caught up to Heaven in Revelation Chapter 4, and then people incorrectly claimed that the seven Seals had actually opened in 1963.

The vision of the seven Seals opening was in 1963. We can hear what the prophet says about the future events. But the actual opening will happen when the Bride is in Heaven. Then we will see the events unfold.

Do not mistake our hearing the revelation of the event ( that only the prophet sees in a vision and then tells us what he saw ) for the actual happening of the event that we will all see in the future.


Here I'm looking at somebody; here the vision breaks, and It just looks and you see. You see what's going on. And you don't realize what a condition it takes you in.

Now, if He comes, remember, they'll probably take me from the building, as they do. My son, standing by to watch when it's enough. It changes me altogether, go into another world. Just think. Standing here talking to a person, it may go forty years back, and be back there seeing what he done, talking and knowing my voice is coming in here, yet, I'm forty years back down the line. And maybe go years beyond this and tell them what's going to be in the future...

Brother Branham’s visions take him into another world, a spiritual world that we cannot see which is the sixth dimension. In this heavenly dimension he is above the “fourth-dimension pipeline of time” so that he can look down and see the past by looking in one direction and see the future equally easily by looking in the opposite direction.


Now we're going to start off with the early Church, and just bring It for about five minutes now, down to what they did, and then I can show you the vision that I have for the future.

The only way that we can get a revelation of the future is by means of a vision. That vision can also reveal the past as the prophet is lifted up in the Spirit until he is outside the “pipeline of time”, where he sees past events as well as future events.

But, do not mistake the future event for the vision that foretells it.

To predict the future of the church we also need to understand the past history of the church which has brought it up to this point.

To convince them of their future healing, brother Branham often revealed the past events of the people’s lives.


A spiritual dream is interpreted, rightly interpreted, is the same as a vision. And what is a vision? A vision is the forecast of future events; it foretells the thing before it happens

Thus a vision is like virtual reality. You see a three-dimensional “video” or “hologram” that acts out the future events, long before these future events actually happen.

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About three years ago, you seen the Christian Business Men, a Past The Curtain Of Time. I realize I might not live through this night. I may never see you again in my life here, but this is true. I don't know whether I'd call this a vision, or what it was.

The vision enabled brother Branham to look past the curtain of time into the supernatural dimension of Heaven.

"The Second Seal", preached on Tuesday 19 March 1963

Now, watch this now. "If God does not do nothing," said Amos, "until first He reveals it to His servants the prophets," and then we see what He's doing,

     it must be that He's fixing to do something, what He's revealing now.

Before God does something (actually opens the seven Seals) He will first reveal the opening of the Seals.

Brother Branham was speaking on the opening of the seven Seals. God was revealing the opening of the seven Seals to him then, which means that sometime later God would then actually open the seven Seals in reality.

The actual opening could only happen after he had finished revealing them.

So the seven Seals cannot actually be opened until brother Branham completed the revelation of the opening of the Seals.

Thus the sad error that Message believers made was to mistake the revelation of the opening of the seven Seals, that was preached on earth in March 1963,  for the actual opening of the seven Seals that will happen in Heaven after the Bride is caught up to the Wedding Supper, according to Revelation Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

The title of the seven Seals book is “ The Revelation of the Seven Seals”.

Let us go back to about 900 BC when Elijah fled from Jezebel and thought that he was the only one who served God.

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Look, Elijah never knew even one of them was that way. He thought he was the only one saved until God opened one of the Seals and showed him the mystery of the Book, that He had seven hundred that never bowed down to them creeds that they had. When God opened His Book to Elijah, He said, "Now, wait a minute, son; I got seven hundred that's tucked around out there: got their names on the Book since the foundation of the world. They're Mine."

There is no way that this was the literal opening of the seven Seals way back there.

God was showing Elijah a vision or revelation of the opening of one of the Seals.

Christ gets off the mercy seat to open the 7 Seals

The problem of this doctrine that the Seals have actually opened,

is that Christ has to come off the mercy seat before He opens the seven Seals.

If Jesus came off the mercy seat when the first Seal was revealed in March 1963 then for more than 54 years there has been no Blood on the mercy seat. Souls born since then have to be saved without Blood being on the mercy seat, which is totally unscriptural. When there is Blood on the Judgement seat, then it is a Mercy seat.

  1. But as he preached on the opening of the Seals, William Branham denied that Christ was off the mercy seat and no longer the Intercessor. Thus he was describing the vision, not the future event.
  2. Why did Jesus leave the mercy seat more than 50 years ago if He is only Coming sometime in the future?
  3. The first church age believed that He was on the throne of mercy and we must believe the same as them if we are restored back to their faith. A corn seed or mealie seed is only harvested at the end when it looks identical to the seed that was planted in the beginning.

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Notice now, he will be given a heart of a beast at that time, and Satan will incarnate himself, because when the Church goes up, Satan's cast out. See? It's done then. All of his accusing is done. See?

Now,look, as long as the Intercessor is still on the throne, Satan can stand there and accuse, because he is the attorney of the other side. He's the opponent of Christ. And Christ is... He's standing there... The opponent is standing there saying, "But wait, Adam fell. Adam done this. I conquered him. I got his wife to believe a lie, and You said she'd be damned by it. I got it."

But here is the Mediator standing there (Amen.), the Kinsman Redeemer (Amen.) standing there with the Blood that can take the vilest sinner's heart and change it. A Mediator is on the throne. Yes, sir.

Satan said, "But they are guilty."

Jesus said, "They're not."

This is the fourth Seal that is opened and the Lamb is still on the throne of mercy. So this cannot be reality as the Lamb has to leave the throne before opening the first of the Seals. Thus brother Branham is watching this future event in a vision, which is the only way we can see the future.

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And now, we found out that a slain lamb is a bloody lamb, bleeding all over. It's been slayed. After It'd been slain, It'd raised again and was setting on the throne, say back in behind the throne like this, interceding for all those souls that would come. Then when the last one was here and it was completed, God still held the Book of Redemption.

The Lamb stays on the throne until the last one comes in. This is basic Gospel and is not to be changed by claims that His Blood has not been on the throne for more than 50 years. We need His present tense Blood to cleanse our present tense sins.

Antichrist horse rider spirit is still riding

Another problem of this doctrine that the Seals have actually opened,

is that the antichrist horse rider is still riding his different horses.  So his past deceptions have been revealed but not his future deceptions. Satan is evolving new errors to catch us out. Beware.

His white horse religious deception has never been fully revealed because his errors keep changing and mutating and thus we are unaware, at this stage, of his future subtle perversions of the Bible. As new wrong ideas are developed by clever Message preachers and denominational preachers, we are always liable to be deceived unless we remain strictly Scriptural. So there are always new wrong doctrines evolving from interpretations of quotes that we have to try and combat.


It thundered as soon as the Lamb struck back the Seal. And what did it reveal? Not all of Itself.

Who is this mysterious rider of the first church age then? Who is he? Let's think of it. Who is this mysterious rider that starts forth in the first church age and rides plumb on out into eternity, goes to the end. The Second Seal comes forth and goes right on out into the end. The Third Seal comes forth and goes right on out into the end. Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh; every one of them winds right up out here in the end….

The first Seal "did not reveal all of itself". Why not? Each horse started in the past but continues to ride up to our present time and on into the future as well. Thus religious deception started in the first church age and continues to fool and deceive Christians today who use quotes to replace and contradict Scripture. This process will continue into the future as the Devil learns new tricks for achieving his mental manipulation of preachers’ minds.

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It thundered as soon as the Lamb struck back the Seal. And what did it reveal? Not all of Itself. First it's with God; next It's in a symbol; then It's revealed: three things. See? It's coming forth from the throne. First It can't be seen, heard, or nothing. It's sealed up. The Lamb's Blood paid the price. It thundered when He spoke it out. And when He did, a white horse rider started out. And it still was a symbol.

…Now, watch, He said it would be known in the last day, but it comes forth in a church symbol. Do you understand it, church? It comes forth in a symbol of a church that they know there is a Seal, but just what it is yet, they don't know, because it's a white horse rider.

And it only is to be revealed at the last day when this actual Seal is broken. Broken to who? Not to Christ, but to the Church. … I'm going to call you Bride. (See?) That you'll understand it.

You must decide:

Is this the actual breaking of the Seal in heaven or is this the revelation of the breaking of the Seal that brother Branham saw in a vision?

  1. God will not actually open the seven Seals until He first reveals the opening of the seven Seals and their symbols to a prophet.
  2. If brother Branham actually opened the seven Seals then someone before him had to first reveal the opening of the seven Seals, but no one ever did that. No prophets were available to do it.

John only saw a symbol of a white horse in his vision. The rider had a bow but no arrow. He got crowned and went forth conquering.  A bow looks dangerous, but the bowman is bluffing if he has no arrow. Brother Branham saw a deeper vision that gave him a revelation that this was a symbol of religious deception, as denominational Christianity moves away from the Word of God. It started as the Roman Catholic church with its crowned Pope and ends with the Word of God rejected as Jesus stands outside the Laodicean church door.

Then the revelation of the symbol has to become a reality that actually happens.

This is where people get confused.

By tracing the history of the Roman Catholic church back to the first church age and then seeing the Roman Catholic church as the only Roman institution that survived the breakup of the Roman empire, we follow the white horse through history.

This revelation of religious deception first goes back to the beginning in order to indicate that the Roman Catholic church was first to form a Christian denomination with a human leader ( Nicolaitanism, the elevation of a holy man to be the head of the church ) in the first church age and thus became the only institution to oppose the Bible throughout all seven church ages. The revelation of this religious deception continued on to see Pope Nicholas I crowned around 860 AD as the pre-eminent Christian church head. That spirit spread to each Protestant pastor who insists on being the pre-eminent head of his church, and other churches also if possible.

But the deception of human leadership of the church continued to spread from the mother Catholic church to her daughter Protestant churches. Protestant churches are now also dominated by a human leader, the pastor. Yet the word “pastor” is only mentioned once in the New Testament and condemned six times in the Old Testament. Thus there is no Scriptural authority for a pastor to claim to be the head of the church.

All this can be traced from history, but that is not the end of the first Seal because religious deception rides on in our day and will continue until the end. Message churches are now also subject to Nicolaitanism as they are dominated by pastors. In addition,  many Message believers have been fooled in the recent past (thinking that the Lord would come in 1977 and thinking that Trump would lose the 2016 election) and many will be fooled in the future as quotes replace Scripture. That is why there are so many variations of the Message. They obviously cannot all be correct. So the past deceptions have been unfolded but not all the future errors as yet, because clever interpretations of quotes keep evolving into new doctrinal errors.

So not all of the first Seal is revealed as Satan keeps developing newer and subtler errors as time rolls on.

Tracing religious deception from the past to the present is not the full opening of the first Seal.

There is still a lot of new religious error that is to come in the future.

New errors will also emerge in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

So when Jesus actually opens the Seals after the church is caught up to Heaven, great Tribulation will be happening down on earth. Only then will Jesus be able to tell us the full details of all the final doctrines of religious deception that unfolded to keep the sleeping virgins out of the Rapture. Because they had no light so they could not read and understand the Bible. In the 3.5 years of great Tribulation there will be a flood of new errors that we know nothing about at present.

So the revelation of the opening of the Seals gave us the basic overview. But new details keep emerging. Only in Heaven will the actual opening of the Seals reveal all the gruesome details of how Christians were fooled by modern-day Pharisees, our church leaders.

We do not yet know all of Satan’s future twists and tricks whereby he will get people to forsake Scripture. But Satan is cleverer than us. Leave Scripture for one moment and he will have you doomed. You will not get into Heaven because your interpretation of quotes is so clever, you will only make it if you stay with the Bible.

The reality of Satan’s clever deceptions will only unfold in time as Message believers continue to cook up their clever interpretations of quotes. This is the biggest area of attack in our age. The enemy is strongest when Christians get closest to the Truth.

There are more variations of the Message today than there were in the past. If these various interpretations of the quotes have not fooled you as yet, be thankful but also be careful, as newer and cleverer deceptions are mutating like viruses. People are clever and bright ideas are deceptive.

In 2020 the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shut down the churches. God was trying to warn us. Our churches are only fit to be closed down.

Thus the first Seal is not fully revealed because true Bible believers have yet to be tested by the future doctrinal traps that are going to emerge from the bottomless pit of human speculations that are fueled by the various interpretations of brother Branham’s quotes.

Take one example.

Brother Branham never said, "The seven Thunders have uttered”.

But that is the basic interpretation that all the various Thunders doctrines are based on.

So Message believers hang onto and believe a "non-quote" that He never actually said, despite claiming that they only say what the messenger said.

“The Scribes and Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses”. These men quoted the prophet Moses and rejected Jesus.

Message pastors sit in the seat of William Branham. They either misquote the prophet as in the "seven Thunders have uttered" fake-news statement or else they splice and mutate his quotes until they reject Scripture.

This next quote makes Message believers think that the Lamb has left the mercy seat.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

…The voice is a thunder. The voice came from where? From the throne where the Lamb had just left as Intercessor. Now, He's standing here to take His position and His claims. But the thunder came from the inside of the throne, thundered out. And the Lamb was standing out here. The thunder, where the Lamb had left  the Father's throne to go to take His own throne.

In the vision brother Branham looks into the future and sees Jesus open the first Seal. Thus, as he is following events in the unfolding vision, he sees that Jesus has left the mercy seat and thus mercy is over at that time in the vision.

…Now, someday He rises from the Father's throne, and goes to take His own throne. Now He comes forth to call His subjects. How's He going to claim them? He's already got the Book of Redemption in His hand. ….

“Someday”. This is in the future.  So the actual event will be someday in the future. He first has to reveal the events before they can happen.

…Oh, my. Talk about setting now in heavenly places, what will it be? If we can feel this way setting down here on earth before the rapture comes, in this condition that we're in now, and we can enjoy standing up around walls, and stand in the rain just to HEAR this, what will it be when we SEE Him setting there? Oh, my. Oh, it'll be a glorious time.

We are now "sitting in heavenly places". Our spirits get caught up in the revelation of what is to happen in the future. At present we can only HEAR about these events as the prophet alone was lifted up in the vision to see them in the future. But we cannot go up to Heaven until the rapture happens as only then will we be caught up to Heaven. Then, after we are in Heaven, we will be "standing in heavenly places" around the throne of God and actually SEE these events unfold.

… The First Seal when it was OPEN IN THE SYMBOL form it thundered. Now, what about when it is OPENED IN ITS REALITY form?

The one single blast of Thunder is still to come

There was a blast of Thunder when John saw the symbol of the first Seal open. There was a loud blast when seven angels came to brother Branham before the revelation of the seven Seals. But that was not the single Thunder.

  1. The last year of his ministry and he is speaking of that great Thunder that is to come forth from the skies in the future.

"I have Heard but now I See", preached on 27 November 1965

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.

This is November 1965, long after he revealed the Seals, and he speaks of a single thunder that is still in the future. A single clap of thunder that is linked to the resurrection.

"The Rapture", preached on 04 December 1965

One day, there will come a blast from Heaven, "And the dead in Christ shall rise first."

Twice in about one week, just before he died, he refers to this single mysterious thunder that is still to come.

When is the reality of the Lamb leaving the Throne so that He can actually open the Seals? That is sometime in the future. There has to be a blast of Thunder at that time.

63-0319  THE  SECOND  SEAL

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.

A mysterious Thunder is still to come. The vision showed a Thunder when the first Seal opened. But the reality of this Thunder still lies in the future. The blast when the seven angels came to him on mount Sunset while he was hunting happened more than a week before this sermon on the second Seal. Yet he is talking of a future Thunder.

When he revealed the opening of the fourth Seal, brother Branham confirmed that the Lamb was still on the throne. So what he had described was his vision of these future events.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

While I believe, with all my heart, the seat's still open. I believe He's still on the throne of God, but soon He is going to rise now and come forth to claim what He has redeemed. He's doing the work of Kinsman Redeemer while Ruth is waiting. But soon, you know, after Boaz done the kinsman work, then he come and claimed his possessions, and that's exactly what the Bible said He done.

He come forth and took the Book; then intercession is over. He's off the throne. There's no more Blood on the mercy seat, and then what is it? Judgment seat.

After the revelation of the first four Seals, Jesus was still on the throne. Sometime in the future He will rise off the throne. The reality will only happen after the church is in Heaven in new bodies so that they can stand and watch him.

In the future vision He has moved off the throne.  But in our present tense reality He is still on the throne as Saviour.

Dear Jesus, we are approaching now the great Throne of mercy, through this all-sufficient Name. "For there is no other Name given among men whereby we must be saved, but only this Name of the Lord Jesus." And we're coming in His Name. And we pray, Heavenly Father, that You will receive us, tonight, as Your believing children. And forgive our unbelief, Lord. Help it tonight, that it may be that we will completely believe every Word of God tonight, for all the things that we have need of.
You know what's beneath these hands that's been raised up; there is sickness, some of them may be domestic troubles, some of them financial troubles, some of them are weary, maybe some backslid, some sinner. Whatever the need is, Thou art more than a match for any enemy. So we pray, Lord, that tonight, that we will recognize that our enemies, everyone, has been defeated, even to death itself. And that we are more than conquerors in Him Who loved us and gave Himself for us, has washed us in His Blood.


His physical being was raised up to the Throne of God, where the Spirit was on the Throne;

Now,  Christ is on the Throne, Jesus.

1965, the last year of his ministry, and Jesus is still on the throne.

Thus March 1963 was when brother Branham revealed the opening of the seven Seals, it was not their actual opening in Heaven as Jesus was still on the throne at the end of 1965.

The seven Seals are only opened in reality when Christ leaves the throne of mercy.

Since He was still on the throne at the end of November 1965, He obviously had not left the throne in March 1963.


All that He died for was written in the Book, and He could not leave His mediatorial Seat until He had thoroughly redeemed. And He couldn't redeem it at the cross, because they were predestinated in the Lamb's Book of Life, and He had to stay on There to make intercessions until that last person was finished. Glory!


....And then when the last name on that Book was redeemed, the Lamb came forth and took the Book, "I'm the One that did it!"

This is after the sermons on his revelation of the opening of the Seals. You cannot be redeemed into the Bride until you have repented, been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and been filled with the Holy Ghost as He alone can guide you into the full truth of the end-time church being restored back to the first church age.

JOHN 16:13   Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

When this process happens to the last Bride member, then Jesus can leave His mercy seat.

By that time there will be no more Message churches that preach from the Bible so Jesus will be unable to get through to any more of the individual Message believers who love their churches and pastors more than what they love the Bible.

Again, people mistake the revelation of the future event for the actual happening of the future event.

Jesus cannot leave the throne of mercy empty for more than 50 years. He has to stay on the throne of mercy until the last soul is ready for the catching away.

Problem 3   of this doctrine that the Seals have actually opened,

is that there has to be a great blast of Thunder from the skies (our natural heaven) that brother Branham keeps on referring to in the future tense.

REVELATION 6:1   And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

There was a blast of Thunder in Heaven when the first Seal opened.

But brother Branham keeps referring to a future blast of Thunder. That single Thunder cannot utter in the future if the Seals have actually opened in the past.  There was a blast of thunder when the seven angels came to him in 1963 (that was to give us a revelation of the opening of the Seals in a vision ). But he still refers to a future blast of Thunder (when the Seals actually open in reality).


Then you'll find out what that man and them people have been dreaming about, and all these things there, it will come to pass; see, you'll notice what them revealed, that great Thunder a-coming forth out of the skies. Now, of course, the whole bunch of you, you know that I know what that means, you see. And, but let us just wait till the time comes, you see, for it to be, see, now, and it'll be more in season.

The last year of his life and he speaks of the single Thunder in the future tense.

That single Thunder never happened when he was on earth.


Another problem of this doctrine that the seven Seals have actually opened,

is that we would then fully understand the seventh Seal and the sixth Seal and know all the Bible mysteries. But we do not.

  1. Brother Branham never claimed to open the seventh Seal . He said it was a total secret.
  2. Brother Branham stated that the two prophets to Israel would open the sixth Seal.
  3. He also said that he could not reveal the seven Trumpets because they sounded under the sixth Seal and only applied to Israel in great Tribulation, not to the Bride.
  4. Brother Branham said that the seven Thunders was a total secret because it was never written in the Bible what they uttered.
  5. He said he did not know the new Name of Jesus.                                                                                                                     1965  PHILADELPHIAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.8"                                                                                                       And I will write my NEW Name upon him."
    My New Name. When ALL becomes new, then He will take upon Him a new Name and that Name will be the Name of the bride also. What that Name is, none dare conjecture. It would have to be a revelation of the Spirit given so conclusively that none would dare deny it. But no doubt He will leave that revelation to the day when He desires to give that Name forth. Suffice it to know that it will be more wonderful than we could ever imagine.

Thus these are mysteries that brother Branham did not reveal.

So we cannot claim to “know all the mysteries”. 

What then are the mysteries that he did reveal which we can know?

  1. He revealed “all the mysteries” that were lost during the church ages so that we could go back and be restored to the beliefs of the first church age. The seed that is harvested has to be identical to the seed that was planted.
  2. He revealed all the mysteries that we need to know in order to prepare for the second Coming of the Lord.  The parable of the eleventh hour workers  that got the same pay as the first hour workers. That is why Jesus is the First and the Last, Alpha and Omega. The first age and the last age must be the same.

Let us now consider the opening of the seven Seals.

Many quotes state that “the seven Seals are opened”.

So it would seem that we know all about the seven Seals and thus know all the mysteries in the Bible.


He could go back and pick up what these other fellows has left off here, in the last days, and by His Holy Spirit reveal all the mystery of the Seven Seals.


And would open up the Seven Seals, and bring back the mystery, and reveal the hidden things of God, that's been hid since the beginning of time.


The Seals are open. It's revealed to us.

So all seven Seals seem to have been opened. That seems a straightforward conclusion to draw.

But are we perhaps just repeating quotes like a parrot without any deeper understanding?

Remember, there is no mention of parrots in Heaven.

So let us line up some more quotes.

Suddenly and unexpectedly, he claims that the seventh Seal did not open.


The Seventh Seal has not opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.

So the seventh Seal did not open as the Lord has not yet Come.

The seventh Seal reveals the Coming of the Lord. That is an event that we know nothing about. Thus we only know what the seventh Seal is linked to, the actual Coming of the Lord. But that is the greatest mystery in the universe so we actually know nothing about it.

Hence the seventh Seal did not even open in revelation form, much less in reality.

You cannot claim a revelation of something that is top secret and unknown.


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 will be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return….

The actual opening of the seventh Seal is a mystery. Trying to open the seventh Seal involves three mysteries. That is why the seventh Seal cannot be opened. One of these mysteries that must be solved before the seventh Seal can open is the mystery of the seven Thunders.


Look where the voices was, the Thunders. Not in Heaven; on earth! The Thunders never uttered from the heavens. They uttered from the earth.

One quote places the seven Thunders in heaven, the other quote says they utter from earth. So this is a topic that we simply do not understand. Just repeating a quote is not going to make us understand. The seven Thunders is a very mysterious concept that is best left alone until the resurrection of the dead occurs. Then they will utter.


And you'll find out that in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest of them has), that them... One of the mystery of that [seventh] 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.

We know nothing about what the seven Thunders uttered as nothing was written to tell us what they said. We know that their purpose is to prepare the Bride for the catching away when the Lord comes. But we have absolutely no clues as to what they are or what they do or what they say.

Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this  [seventh] Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out.

… And in Sabino Canyon, He said, "This is the third pull." And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language.

The opening of the seventh Seal is too complex for us to understand. It is linked to the seven Thunders which are not written and which thus cannot be revealed by brother Branham. They involve a message in an unknown language that is totally over our heads. It is impossible to understand that portion of his vision.

The third pull is also involved. Message believers think that they understand the third pull but brother Branham said no one will know it. So we should not waste our time trying to understand it.


And then He said, "Now there's a Third Pull coming, but don't try to explain It."


But you remember when He took me up there and said, "This is that third pull, and no one will know it." You remember that? Visions never fail. They're perfectly the truth.

So we cannot even explain or know the third pull, much less the three mysteries that go with it which are the three-fold mystery of the opening of the seventh Seal.

So just leave the seventh Seal alone. Our fragile human minds are not equipped to understand it.  But our vanity can puff us up to offer some false opinion in our unfortunate attempts to sound clever.


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.

…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 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.

  1. So we have a problem. Six Seals were revealed but not the seventh Seal.
  2. The seventh angel who came to reveal “all the mysteries” admitted he did not reveal the seventh Seal. So what did he mean by “all the mysteries?”.


But we've got one of the most dreadful times to go through, that ever laid before human beings. And I'm just waiting for the hour, and when we can get... everybody can get a chance where you get off from work and spend a few days, and we can get set up somewhere where I can speak on those Plagues and things that's to fall in the last days; and throw about two or three weeks together, and bring that together, if the Lord lets me live to do it and will inspire me to do so, see how those things will be dropped in, and those Thunders

  1. The last year of his ministry and he is still waiting to reveal the seven Thunders and the seven plagues from the seven Vials.

Thus he never revealed these two topics.  So what did he mean when he claimed to “reveal all the mysteries”.

“All the mysteries” does not include the seventh Seal, the seven Vials of plagues, and the seven Thunders.

Brother Branham got a revelation of six Seals.  So here he refers to the six-Seal mystery of God.

Two big issues :

  1. How can the seven Seals actually be opened if brother Branham knows nothing about the

seventh Seal and then refers to the complete revelation of the six-Seal mystery of God?

  1. How can the seven Seals actually be opened if brother Branham says that the two Jewish prophets, Moses and Elijah, will open the sixth Seal in the great Tribulation?


Great signs in the heaven above, angels coming in constellation! And scientists looking off at it, predicted months before it happened. There it was. There it's in the magazine. Told months before it happened! Seven angels come down, and said, "The complete revelation of the six-seal mystery of God would be unfolded." And there it was just exactly like He said, predicted before it happened.

Notice, the great Cloud that was formed by the constellation of seven angels, that was photographed by scientist  Dr James McDonald on 28 February 1963 and published on the cover of Life magazine, is referred to as a “great sign in the heaven”.

The Cloud of angels is not referred to as the Coming of Jesus nor as the coming down of the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10. It was simply a great sign in the heaven (the sky is our natural heaven).

MATTHEW 24:30    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:

There was not just one Cloud photographed on 28 February 1963 near Flagstaff, Arizona.

TWO clouds were actually photographed 20 miles apart on 28 February 1963 at the staggering height of 43 kilometers.

That is why the scientist James McDonald could not explain the origin of the bigger cloud. Especially since the airforce initially denied that it had exploded a rocket at that altitude. There was no physical way of explaining how two clouds could form at that height, especially as he knew nothing of the explosion which formed the smaller cloud.

Much later they admitted that a souped-up Thor rocket with extra solid fuel was launched from the secret Point Mugu pad at Vandenberg airbase on the Californian coast with a military spy satellite, and was deliberately exploded at a height of 43 kilometers, to create a huge cloud of smoke because it veered off course. We do not understand these complex wind currents  that are way above our normal atmosphere. The highest normal clouds are polar nacreous clouds that form in winter at 25 kilometers above the poles.    99% of the water vapour that forms clouds is found below 20 kilometers. So exploding a rocket was inadvertently the best way to make a cloud of smoke and debris at this tremendous height where there is virtually no water vapour to make a cloud.

The two clouds were photographed from the city of Winslow which was in the path of the approaching clouds.

Science made the first cloud with this explosion, but then twenty miles in front of this smoke cloud there appeared a much larger supernatural Cloud made by seven angels. The first cloud from the explosion dispersed after a while in the complex high altitude wind movements, but the second supernatural Cloud did not disperse.

Both the man-made smoke cloud from the colossal explosion as well as the seven angels that formed the supernatural Cloud are spoken of in the Bible. This makes it a significant event. God was drawing attention to this place.

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 a rain cloud. Smoke vapour forms a smoke cloud.


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."

MATTHEW 24:30   And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:

The great supernatural Cloud was not the Angel of Revelation 10 descending at Sunset Peak when the 7 angels visited brother Branham on 8 March 1963. The Cloud was 200 miles north of Sunset Peak near Flagstaff on 28 February 1963. It remained at a great height of about 43 kilometers. It never descended.

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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…  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.

The Cloud of 28 February 1963 was a sign in the heaven.

It was such a high Cloud at 43 kilometers height that it reflected the sun’s rays after the sun had sunk over the horizon. Thus it reflected the light of the sun when all the other clouds were in darkness. As such, the Cloud could be referred to as a Light shining high in the sky after sunset.  It appeared one day before the hunting season opened on 1 March 1963 and eight days before brother Branham was visited by the seven angels when he was hunting on 8 March 1963.  On 10 March 1963, the hunting season closed. The seven angels gave him the commission to go and reveal the Seven Seals.

On 4 March 1963 brother Branham was still preaching in Houston. After that he went hunting. Only after he finished revealing the Seals on Sunday night, 24 March 1963 (plus some comments he made on the 7th Seal on Monday 25 March) could it be claimed that the Book was open.

But that is not correct. The revelation of the Seven Seals gave him a deeper insight into Scripture which enabled him to understand the deeper mysteries of the Bible. The mysteries were thus only properly revealed by the end of December 1965 when he died. Then the Book was open for him, but not for the Bride. He knew what he was talking about but the individual Bride members still had a long way to go before they knew what he was taking about.

Only after the Book was opened could the Angel of Revelation 10 come down with the open Book in his hand.

REVELATION 10:2   And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

The Angel holds an open book. So He can only come down when all the Seals have been opened.

The Angel does not come down to open the book. He comes down after the book has been opened.
63-0318 THE  FIRST  SEAL
I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud:.....
....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.)... and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left on the earth,

Brother Branham was busy breaking the Seals. When the Angel comes down the Seals are already broken.

Claiming that the Cloud of seven angels who appeared high in the sky before the Seals were preached are the single Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 who descends after the Seals are open, is just not correct.


Remember, all Trumpets sound on this Sixth Seal. The Sixth Seal finishes the mystery, under the Sixth Seal, just before the Seventh is opened.

The seventh Seal was not opened. It is shrouded in mysteries that we cannot solve.

Thus the mysteries were revealed by the first six Seals.

63-0323  THE  SIXTH  SEAL

Compare Scriptures of this great event that we will see that this great secret or mystery that was under the Sixth Seal of the Book of Redemption.

Now, remember, these are hidden mysteries. And the Sixth Seals altogether is one great big book, just six scrolls rolled together; and it unwinds the whole Book of Redemption. That's how the whole earth was redeemed.

By the time the sixth Seal opened, all the mystery of God was completely known.


The seventh angel was to open the six-seal mystery


God let it die in this scientific age, all of it, so He could do what?  Open up the Seven-Seal mystery to the undenominational Bride.

How can there be a complete or finished six-Seal mystery if there is also a seven-Seal mystery? This is only possible if the seventh Seal is a total mystery that is unknown so that the first six Seals reveal all the mysteries that we need to know.

So the seventh Seal is not a part of the mysteries that brother Branham revealed. Why not?


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."

The seventh angel can only reveal mysteries that are written in the Bible.

The seventh Seal is silence. Nothing was written. So he cannot reveal that.


Now, someone said, "Well, that Seven Seals, then, Brother Branham, that will be revealed in the last days, some great mystery how we get closer to God?" No, sir, it can't be.

"Whosoever shall take one Word from this Bible, or add one word to It, his part will be taken, the Book of Life." What it is is a revelation on what has been missed back there, to bring. It's already wrote Here. It's in Here. It's to reveal what already has been written. See? Cause, you can't add one thing to It, or take one Word from It.

Brother Branham can only reveal what is written in the Bible. That is a limit on his ministry.

His ministry was to reveal the doctrines that the first church age once knew but which had been lost during the church ages as Christians elevated human leaders and moved away from being strictly Scriptural while they were subtly lured into organized religion with its man-made opinions and traditions. Obsessed with quoting their leaders they forsook the Bible.


When those seven mysteries... Back through those Seven Church Ages, there were seven hidden mysteries. I'm writing a book of It. And a great theologian said to me not long ago, said, "Brother Branham..." See how Satan will try to jerk you off the road? He said, "Brother Branham, you know what? I believe the Lord will reveal to you what we're to do next. Is to... it'll be some great secret that's hid in under these Seven Seals."

  I said, "No, that isn't it, brother."

    He said, "It'll be something that's not even written in the Word."

    I said, "No! No! You forget, 'Whosoever shall add one word, or take one Word away.'" See, It's already in there, but the reformers has failed to see It, they didn't live long enough to see It.


Oh, and there came One that had been like a lamb had been slain; He took the Book, for He was worthy, and He loosed the Seals thereof. And we're looking to Him this morning to reveal these contexts that's written in the Book, because it is the Book of Redemption. All that is redeemed is written therein.

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And these Seven Seals that's held that Book, is a mystery to people, should be opened at that day. That's what He promised. Now, it won't be nothing outside the Word, because you can't add to the Word or take from the Word. It's got to remain always the Word. But the revelation is to reveal the Truth of It, what It is, to make It fit with the rest the Scripture. And then God vindicates that to be the Truth. See?

You only know the truth when you can prove your idea by linking up all the Scriptures that are written on that topic.

Any revelation must be established just from Scripture as each Bible verse is explained in terms of other Scriptures. No human quotes are required. You can get the idea from the quotes but then you have to establish the idea purely from Scriptures.

64-0419  THE  TRIAL

"that when this angel sounds, that all the mysteries of God should be revealed in that day.


But in every age God began to give back by revelation that which was hidden until in this last day according to Revelation 10:7, a prophet will come and reveal all the mysteries and then the Lord will come.

Reveal all the mysteries? Do we know all the mysteries in the Bible?

Certainly not. There are limits to what we can know. So let us be more specific about what we can know.


According to Revelations 10:1 to 7, all the mysteries that's wrote in this Book, that's been hid down through the age of the reformers, is supposed to be brought out into view by the angel of the last church age. How many knows that's right? That's right, supposed to be brought. All the mysteries of the mysterious Book is to be revealed to the Laodicea messenger of that age.

The mysteries that are not written in the Bible

Our first limit.

We can only know what is written in the Bible.

II TIMOTHY 4:2   Preach the word;

What mysteries are not written in the Bible?

  1. The seven Thunders.

John was told not to write them.

REVELATION 10:4   And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

  1. The seventh Seal opening.

There was just silence. Nothing was written to tell us anything about them.

REVELATION 8:1   And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

  1. The Coming of the Lord.

That is a total secret. When the Lord is Coming is a question that no believer is allowed to ask.

ACTS 1 : 6   When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

:7     And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

MARK 13:32  But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Jesus, as a Man in the flesh, did not know. We cannot know more than what He knew.

  1. The new Name of Jesus.

REVELATION 19:12   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.

No one can know this name. You will only know it when you are changed and in an immortal body.

We can only know the mysteries that are necessary to prepare us for the Second Coming of the Lord.

These are the mysteries that the early church once knew but were then lost during the church ages.


The Seven Seals, opening those mysteries that "should be finished,"

Not all the mysteries in the Bible, just those that should be finished. What the Bride needs to know to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus.

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


,,,there is something wrong. Everyone knows that. And I believe that we are facing some great thing, and I believe, with all my heart, that it's the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. And I trust that He will pour out His Spirit upon us, and will reveal to us the things that we should do to be prepared for His Coming.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

And at the end of the Pentecostal age we are supposed to receive …. a messenger that will take all those loose ends out there and reveal the whole secret of God for the rapturing of the Church.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

All right, reveals all the mysteries that's been in the past, all the things in the past: Revelations 10:1-7. That's to be.

The early church had the truth and these truths got lost. We are to be restored back to what they once knew.

64-0119  SHALOM

And there stood those seven Angels just as natural as you see me standing here, and told me to return to my home, that, the mysteries that the reformers down through the ages had failed to pick up, the mysteries of the Bible, which the Seven Seals held, would be revealed.

The seven Seals reveal the mysteries that could have been known during the church ages if they had not been lost.

Bride does not know the mysteries of great Tribulation

Another limit to our knowledge is that we do not need to know the deeper mysteries that apply to Israel in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation. So we do not know these mysteries.


And, then, why He wouldn't let me preach them Seven Trumpets. I even was ready to announce it, had the halls ready and everything to go into, to preach the Seven Trumpets….. But the Holy Spirit wouldn't let me do it, for some reason, and I wondered why.

…. And sincerely I knelt down before God, to pray. And He revealed to me that them Seven Trumpets sounded under the Sixth Seal, and I've done preached it, supernaturally. See, it's the hand of God, the whole thing. It pertains to Israel, and we picked it up under the Sixth Seal; you all who have that, how the persecution of the Jews.

We Gentiles have an outline of the events in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation as Israel gets attacked and persecuted while her two prophets defend the Jews, but we lack detailed knowledge. Why?

The years of great Tribulation do not apply to us, so there is no need for us to know the details. Aspects of the time of great Tribulation have to remain secret so that Satan cannot prepare himself in advance for them. These mysteries, like the seven Trumpets and seven Vials and certain prophecies from Daniel like parts of Chapters 11 and 12 as well as parts of Ezekiel, will become manifest when great Tribulation happens.

A major misconception about the great Cloud of 1963.

The great Cloud of February 28 in 1963 has been a cause of endless confusion and error.

A popular “Message belief” is to claim that the Cloud was the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 coming down.

That idea opens a flood of opinions that take people far from Scripture.

Remember that in Laodicea Jesus stands outside all our churches, denominational and Message churches alike. Why? We do not build our beliefs on Scripture but on interpreting quotes. That results in Message believers emphasizing some quotes and ignoring other quotes.

Let us look at certain quotes that involve this mighty Angel. Why does this Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 come down?

1.   To perform the resurrection of the dead.

2.  He only comes down after William Branham has revealed all the mysteries that the churches lost during the

church ages.

3.  He comes to end time.  Whenever you look at the time you are testifying that the Angel has not come down yet.

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

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.

The Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down AFTER the mysteries are revealed to announce that time is over for the Bride. You can only step out of time when you step into your new immortal body.

The Cloud appeared before the mysteries were revealed. So the Cloud is not the Angel.

65-0124  BIRTH  PAINS

So, someday the great Trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise, and every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to this Word.

64-0119  SHALOM

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.

The Angel comes down to perform the resurrection of the dead saints from the seven church ages. Then the living Bride is changed into their immortal bodies. Then time ceases for all the righteous saints as they become part of eternity.

But the rest of the world continues in time and goes into great Tribulation which was revealed by the sixth Seal.

The seven Thunders utter after the Angel comes down. The Angel comes down after all the mysteries are revealed.


And at the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come seven mysterious thunders.

So the Cloud which flew across high in the sky before the seven Seals were revealed, cannot be the Angel who comes down after all the mysteries are revealed.


The mysteries were revealed but time did not cease

A question was asked about time ending when the seven Seals were preached by brother Branham.


Now, if time ceases when the Seals were opened, If time ceased (pardon me) when the Seals were opened, then the Millennium is also finished, is it not?

No, no. Time didn't cease when the Seals were opened. Misunderstood it. What happened, the mysteries was revealed, not time ceased. See? Just look. Watch real close now, and play your tape if you got it from a tape. See?

Time never ceased until the... This must be a post-millennialist or something that asked the question. Because see? We got a thousand years after the church has gone home and comes back upon the earth. Then time ceases in the new heavens and new earth.

Time ending is a very complex concept that our human minds cannot really grasp. In your glorified body you will be out of time and be able to move through Heaven or earth as you will be able to travel like a thought.

But those who miss the catching up of the Bride stay in time. The survivors of Armageddon who go into the Millenium are also stuck in time. So there are two streams in the Millennium or 1000 years of peace. The Bride in their glorified bodies who are out of time and the other people on earth who are subject to time.

When the regions of the lost are emptied out into the Lake of Fire, this will be the final judgement.

Lost souls will be in there until their time of punishment is complete and then they will be burnt up root and branch and cease to exist. Then their time finishes. Satan will be the last inmate of this awful prison. When he ceases to exist, then the fourth dimension of time will also cease to exist as it has no further purpose.

MATTHEW 25:41   Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

An angel is a messenger. Satan changes and contradicts God’s Word. If we teach anything different to the Bible then we are an angel or messenger of Satan. That is not a good idea.

The fire is everlasting. That means it is extremely long. But it is not eternal. If the Lake of Fire was eternal then people would have to have eternal life to keep them alive for all that time.  But eternal life is what we get when Jesus saves us. This eternal life, the Holy Spirit, takes us to Heaven and not to hell.

Faith cometh by hearing the revelation or vision of the Scripture.  Seeing comes afterward when it actually happens.

God’s thinking was first revealed as a vision to a prophet like Isaiah and after that it became a reality in the virgin birth.

ISAIAH 7:14   Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

A virgin shall conceive. The vision of Isaiah laid the framework but lacked details.

When the reality happened about 700 years later, we learned of the stable, Caesar’s tax, swaddling clothes, His Name of Jesus. The virgin’s name was Mary. Her visit to Elizabeth and the visit of the angel Gabriel.

But there was still a bit of mystery. We do not know the date when Jesus was born. About 500 years later a monastery monk Dionysius Exiguus ( Dennis the Short ) changed the calendar. He thought Jesus was born on 25 December so he dated his calendar from the circumcision of Jesus which was on the eighth day of His life. This date was called 1st January of the year 1. The west had not yet learned about the Hindu concept of zero which only arrived in the west sometime around AD 1000 when a great scholar was elected Pope Sylvester II between AD 999 - 1003. He became the major exponent of zero and the Hindu-Arabic number system. In 1202 Leonardo of Pisa (better known as Fibonacci) made the Hindu-Arabic number system that included zero available to the common people in Italy.

But this arrival of zero created more confusion as people are still divided as to whether the second millenium ended in the year 2000 or 2001. Scholars still argue over the year of the birth of Jesus and we also obviously have no idea of the day and the month of His birth.

So when we think we know all about a mystery, it does not actually reveal all of itself. A wisp of the unknown still makes our knowledge a bit fuzzy.

If you believe in 25 December you are fooled by bishop Julius I of Rome who around AD 360 copied this date from the earlier Roman emperor Aurelian who, in AD 274, declared it to be the birthday of the unconquerable sun god, Sol Invictus. Has this sun god conquered you to celebrate his birth day?

If you have a Christmas tree you have gone still further off Scripture into pagan traditions.

If you have Christmas day presents because of the wise men bringing three presents to the stable then you are even further adrift from Scripture as they went into a house about two years later and saw a young child with His mother. Joseph was not there. The wise men never went into the stable. So the star on top of the Christmas tree is totally unscriptural.

MATTHEW 2:11   And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Nowhere did the Bible ask us to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
GALATIANS 4:9   But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

: 10   Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

: 11   I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Christmas time.  25th day.  Month of December.  A birthday that repeats every year.

As you can see, Paul would not have been impressed with our "brilliant" pagan invention of Christmas day.

25 December. Christmas tree. Wise men and presents in the stable.  Obviously, the white horse and his antichrist-spirit rider is alive and well on planet earth and is still conquering with his religious deception.


There's no great man among us. We're not great men, not great women--we're all brothers and sisters, all the same in the same bracket. We're no great. One don't make one greater than the other one--not a thing at all to do. No, sir. But we're just all human beings. Don't try to interpret the things. Don't try to do anything more than just live a close life, giving praise and honor to Jesus Christ….

We don't want never put a man in it. You forget anything about me. I am your brother, a sinner saved by grace, not fit to live; that's exactly the truth; and I ain't saying that to be humble; that's facts. There's nothing in me, not one sound thing at all.

But the grace of God has let my poor dimming eyes look beyond the curtain of time and see those things yonder, and I come back...

But I have been privileged by God to look and see what it was  (See, see?), unfold to that much….

Brother Branham was lifted above the curtain of time to see future events.

“Don’t never  put a man in it”. Do not build a doctrine on a man’s quotes. Take those quotes back to Scripture and establish your doctrine on the Bible verses.

63-0323  THE  SIXTH  SEAL

So may the all sufficient One come and open the Seal for us tonight that we might just look a past the curtain of time.

63-0319  THE  SECOND  SEAL

Now, we pray, Father, that You will come tonight and will break this Second Seal for us. And as the poet has said, that he would like to look a past the curtain of time. And that's our desire, Lord, is just to look a past and see what lays ahead. And we pray that the Lamb that had been slain will come among us now and break the Seal and reveal it to us, the things we have need to see.

He prays to catch a vision of this event which is still beyond the curtain of time and thus it is still in the future.

He wants to see a vision of what lays ahead in the future.

He is not looking at the actual event as if it is actually happening at that moment. A revelation must come before the actual event so that we can get prepared for the event when it does happen.

Now Message believers change his Message by claiming that these events have actually happened when brother Branham only saw them as visions of future events.


And he [ the watchman ] was up on a tower that was built much higher than the walls. And this tower he had up there in it, the books of astronomy and so forth, so he could watch the stars and tell the time. Any approaching thing of time of day he could tell it. Then he also, could see way further than anyone on the ground. He could see further than anyone on the wall, because he was up higher.

And the higher you go, the further you can see. And you can tell approaching dangers farther away than those who are earthbound.

And as Isaiah in his day, was speaking that God had made him a watchman. God likened His prophets like eagles. And as I have often preached of the subject of the eagles, the eagle is a bird who can go higher than any other bird. And he has to be built special for that altitude that he goes into.


Somebody said the other day, "Why, we believe you to, be a prophet."

I never said that, I don't tell. I ain't no prophet, I'm just God's servant here trying to tell you the Truth.

Brother Branham did not emphasize himself as a prophet despite seeing all these visions. These visions were obviously fabulous, but that was not the main point. He did emphasize the Bible truth which his visions revealed. His visions gained their credibility by their ability to reveal Scripture. By telling us the meaning of what is written in the Bible and by being able to run his revelations through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, which denominational and Message preachers tend not to do, brother Branham fulfills the role of Elijah who was to restore us to the first church age.

He was a prophet. We know that. But that puts the emphasis on a man. He did not want that. He wanted us to take his ideas back to Scripture and then believe his ideas because they are Scriptural. Not because he had said so.


But those who can accept the Word in Its fullness, not me preaching It, because It's the Bible says so. Those who accept that is free, because they--the Word's already been judged.


So we'll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man's idea, some theory.

I don't care who he is; any other man, myself or anybody else, "If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him." See? That's what the Bible said. "Let every man's word be a lie, and Mine be true," regardless who it is.

Some mysteries that brother Branham did not know

Another big problem.

If we are supposed to know all the mysteries in the Bible, then why were there so many things that brother Branham admitted that he did not know?


  1. "When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know….
  2. Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives….

Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen….

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out.

  1. .that Seventh Seal. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But 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….
  2. ….that much we have a understanding of it today, because the rest of it is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded. But setting in my room, and I heard this--or not heard it, rather, but seen it unfold to this seven thunders. Now, that's as far as we can go right there….

….And in Sabino Canyon, He said, "This is the third pull." And there's three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language. But I was standing right there and looked right straight at it, and this is the third pull coming up. And the Holy Spirit of God... Oh, my. That's the reason all heaven was silent.

  1. This will be the third pull, and you won't tell it to nobody."

Said, "Don't try to explain that." Said, "This is the third pull, but I'll meet you in there…

But you remember when He took me up there and said, "This is that third pull, and no one will know it."…

  1. Seven thunders uttered straight together like they're spelling out something. Notice, at that time, John started to write, and He said, "Don't write it." Jesus never spoke of it. John couldn't write it. Angels know nothing about it.

Brother Branham was the seventh angel and he admitted knowing nothing about it.

What is it? It's the thing that Jesus said even the Angels of heaven didn't know nothing about it. See, see? He didn't know it Himself, said only God would know it….

Seven thunders in a row, uttered not... making just--just one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, straight. Then heavens couldn't write that. Heavens can't know about it, nothing else, because there's nothing to go on. It's a relaxing time. It was so great till it's kept secret from the Angels. Now, why?

If Satan should get a hold of it, he might do great damage. There's one thing he don't know. Now, he can interpret anything he wants to, and impersonate any kind of a gift (I hope you're learning.), but he can't know this. It's not even written in the Word. It's a total secret. The Angels, everything shut up. If they made one move it might give something away, so they just shut up, quit harping; everything stopped….

God’s angels all shut up. We must do on earth what God does in heaven. The seventh angel kept quiet on the topic of the seventh Seal. So anyone who explains when or where or how the Lord comes, either in the future or in the past, is not helping God's cause. We humans easily tend to do the opposite of what God wants done. Any claim that the Cloud was the Coming of the Lord can only cause confusion as it is fake news. We are not supposed to know anything about the Lord’s Coming. It is a total secret.

  1. And here when the Seventh Seal, when He opened it, He also omitted it again. See? So we see that it is a complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for these mystery to be known, therefore, we're this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time….

[ The appearance of Jesus is still in the future. So the Cloud was not the appearing of the Lord ]

Now, that is this Seventh Seal. It's still is a notable thing. And we are... We don't know what it is as yet, because it's not permitted to be broken….

…One of the mystery of that [seventh] 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…

… 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,  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 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…

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….

There was silence, hush, deadly silence in heaven for a half hour. All the host of heaven was silent for this half hour, when this Seventh Seal mystery in the Book of Redemption was broke open. Think of it; but it's broke. The Lamb breaks it. You know what? They were awed by it, I believe. They didn't know. There it was; they just stopped….


  1. The Holy Spirit has told you that the Trumpets have nothing to do with the Bride. Do the seven vials have anything at all to do with us?

I'll wait and see if the Holy Spirit reveals it in that manner. I don't know yet.

As you can see, there are a large number of "I don't know" statements.

So who can claim to say what brother Branham said and also claim to know all the mysteries? By his own words it is clear that William Branham did not know these mysteries.

When the 7th Seal opens then everything is finished

Another big problem area.

If the seventh Seal has actually opened then everything has to be finished.

  1. The seven Trumpets must be finished. But they only sound in the future great Tribulation.
  2. The seven Vials must be finished. But they only sound in the future great Tribulation.
  3. The ushering in of the Millennium must be finished.
  4. Time for the world must be finished.
  5. It is the end of struggling nature. No earthquakes, no tsunamis, no droughts, no hurricanes. No climate change or global warming.  But these natural disasters are still ongoing and getting worse.


Notice, it's [the seventh Seal is] the end of the church age. It's the end of the Seven Seals. It's the end of the trumpets. It's the end of the vials, and even ends the ushering in of the Millennium; that's on the Seventh Seal.

It's just like firing a rocket into the air, and that rocket explodes here, and it goes up, then it explodes again. It puts out five stars. One of those stars explodes and blows out five stars from it; and then one of them stars explodes, blows out five stars from it (See?); it fades on out. That's what the Seventh Seal; it just ends the time for the world. It ends the time for this. It means the time for that. It ends the time for this. It ends the time... Everything just ended up on that Seventh Seal.

Now, how is He going to do it? That's what we don't know, isn't it? We don't know. It's even the time for all these things, and the ushering in of the Millennium…..

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.

The Angel of Revelation 10 is a future event that is a "great thing to happen".

Thus the Cloud which happened just over three weeks previously in the past cannot be the Angel of Revelation 10.


And then I thought, "Well, what is it, Lord?" And I walked up and down the floor awhile. I'd kneel down and pray, go back and pick up the Bible, set down, and read, walk back and forth. And then all of a sudden when I got quiet, here it just unfolded like that. Then I'd grab a pen right quick, and go to writing it down like that, whatever I was seeing and doing, watching it like that till I got it wrote down. Then I'd take the rest of the day and go down and chase this out and see if it tied all the way down through the Scriptures. Then it... "Prove all things." See?

And I got this here, and I think, "Now, there's many people had visions. There's many been in revelations."

If it's contrary to the Word, leave it alone. That's right; leave it alone.

Brother Branham wrote down his vision and then established it from the Scripture. Thus the truth can only be established by preaching his revelations from the Scripture.


Because, the Seventh Seal, there was silence. "No one knew; that was the minute or hour that Christ would come," as He revealed it to us….

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….

The seven Thunders and the seventh Seal are forbidden territory. Do not trespass. Neither were written.


Now, we have in the completion here now, by the grace of God, all the mysteries of the six Seals that's been sealed up, and we understand and know here that the Seventh Seal is not to be known to the PUBLIC


Remember, the Seven Seals was finished, and when those seven revealed Truths...

One of them, He wouldn't permit US to know. We... How many was here at the Seven Seals, and heard? All of you, I guess. See, the Seventh Seal, He wouldn't permit it.

He said they were not revealed to the "public". Here he also says they are not known by “us”.  So we are the public.


Now, the 8th chapter only reveals the scene of the Seventh Seal where nothing else is revealed. Now, nothing is not revealed in the Seventh Seal. Now, has nothing to do with the 7th chapter of Revelation. It's the revealing of the Seventh Seal is perfectly mute…

Jesus Christ, is speaking Himself, told of the end time and when He told all six Seals; when He got to Seventh, He stopped….

…what Jesus said would take place. And how would we have ever found that? And here it comes over and reveals and bring it just exactly (His sermon there) answering that, brings out exactly to the point, six of the Seals, but He omitted the Seventh. See?

Then when the Seals were open, God (notice here), He omitted revealing even any symbol of the Seventh one. See? It is a perfect secret with God…

Brother Branham thus revealed the mystery of the seventh Seal. It is something that cannot be opened. It is top secret.

So if you claim that the seventh Seal has been opened, and you know what it means, you are just deluding yourself and fooling those who listen to you.


The Holy Ghost Itself, coming, a Revealer of the written Word, and a Show-er of things to come!

JOHN 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

The evidence of the Holy Spirit is His ability to reveal Bible truths and predict future events.


What is faith? Faith is something that's revealed to you; that is not yet, but you believe it will be. Faith is a revelation of the will of God.


And here He [the mighty Angel] 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.

When the mysteries were fully revealed, which happened by December 1965, then only could the Angel come down.

The Angel had not yet come down by 17 March 1963. Brother Branham felt that the Angel’s coming was close, so it was still in the future. So the Cloud that was already past tense could not be the Angel that was still to come in the future.


…and the mysteries COMES down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God. Then the Godhead and everything else is settled. All the mysteries: serpent's seed and whatevermore is to be revealed.

…. And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down COMES the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head.

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

“this coming”.  Singular. Only one coming. Which coming? The coming of the Angel or the coming of the mysteries?

And here He [the mighty Angel] 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.


The seventh angel has to be on earth for the coming of the mysteries that he has to reveal.

Then after the mysteries are finished (which is when brother Branham died) then only can the Angel descend.

So the Angel never descended when brother Branham was on earth.

Only the mysteries came down from heaven during his ministry on earth.

Do not muddle up these two comings.

First, the mysteries come down, then when they are finished it is time for the Angel to come down so that He can raise the dead.

Let us look at some of the mysteries that had to be restored :


That's some of the mysteries that this angel is supposed to wind up, all "the mystery," all the mysteries of God.

  1. The serpent's seed, that's been a hidden mystery, all through the years.
  2. The grace, straightened out; not disgrace, but real, true grace.
  3. No such a thing as an Eternal, burning hell. You'll burn for millions of years. But, anything that was Eternal, had never a beginning or a end; and hell was created.

All these mysteries!

  1. The mystery of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, without sensation, but the Person of Christ performing in you the same works that He did.
  2. The mystery of water baptism. Where, the extreme trinitarianism has brought it into titles of "Father, Son, Holy Ghost." And the mystery of the Godhead being fulfilled in the baptism of the Name of "Jesus Christ," according to the Book of the Revelations, that the Church in this time was to receive.

There is some of the mysteries.

  1. The Pillar of Fire returning back. Amen! That's the thing that's supposed to take place, and we see it.

Oh, how we could go on, naming the mysteries!


  1. …at this time, the mystery of God should be finished." Who God is and how He was made manifest; how when that seal was opened, how we begin to understand now how that He was the Son of God, He was God Himself made flesh; and the revelation of Who He is;
  2. When all the mysteries of the church age was finished, when all the mysteries of the plans of redemption


  1. … a hearing those mysteries. Marriage, divorce, serpent's seed

All these doctrines were understood by the early church. But they got lost as the church ages moved on.

If the seven Seals have already opened then  Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 have no future relevance to us.

Let us see what events these Chapters involve and then we will see what brother Branham says about them.

Consider the scene in Heaven where the seven Seals are opened.

  1. Revelation Chapter 3 describes the seventh or last church age of Laodicea.
  2. Revelation Chapter 4 describes events in Heaven after the last church age, starting with the catching up of the Bride to Heaven. That ends the church age as the world then goes into  great Tribulation. God sits on His throne in Heaven surrounded by the inhabitants of Heaven.
  3. Revelation Chapter 5 describes the Lamb in the midst of the throne who moves back through time to ensure that all is well with His salvation plan and then moves forward into the future to take the Book of Redemption. This is very complex for us humans to understand as we cannot move back and forwards in time. We can only be carried by the flow of time in the present.This vision of Heaven is also mysterious as it involves personification, portraying Christ as both Creator (holding the Title deeds to creation) and Saviour because He is the Lamb.

But two different People cannot sit in the middle of the same throne.

         ISAIAH 43:1   But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel,              

Fear not: for I have redeemed thee. ( He has two Titles, Creator and Redeemer

 :11     I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Thus there cannot be a Saviour sitting or standing beside God in Heaven.

         I TIMOTHY 4:10   For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God,                      who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

The Bride is around His throne in Heaven at this stage.

So the seven Seals cannot actually open until you are standing around God’s throne in Heaven.

Chapter 5 comes after Chapter 4 in time so we are watching a sequence of events.

  1. Revelation Chapter 6 describes the actual opening of the first six Seals.                                                                                  These describe the church ages and the Jews and end with the 3.5 years of great Tribulation purging the earth to clean it up for the Millennium. The sixth Seal thus opens during great Tribulation time and that is why the two prophets are able to open the sixth Seal as their ministry is in great Tribulation time to enable them to interrupt nature.
  2. Revelation Chapter 7 deals with the 144000 Jews and the sleeping virgin, the saved but deceived Christians who trusted their church leaders and ended up in great Tribulation. These are the two groups who have to be purged by great Tribulation and be killed when they refuse to take on the mark of the beast. Very sad. Before the time of great Tribulation they did not have the courage to stand against their pastors. In great Tribulation time they die for standing against the man of sin. It is a pity that they did not get that courage earlier, then they could have made the Bride.

Chapter 7 is included to separate the Seventh Seal from the other six Seals. Why?

The six Seals were very mysterious and were only properly understood when brother Branham saw visions of them that were conveyed to him by the seven angels who had previously formed the great Cloud of 1963.

But the seventh Seal is different to the other six Seals in that it is so totally mysterious that we could never understand it. Why?

  1. Revelation Chapter 8 starts with a scene in Heaven and then complete silence.

     This is the greatest and most complex mystery in the universe. You cannot interpret silence.

  1. It involves the ending of everything that involves time.

God untangles the mysterious dimension of time so that the Bride in Heaven and the

144000 Jews who are killed in the Tribulation and resurrected are free from time while the

rest of the world continues in time.

  1. The seventh seal involves the end of God’s salvation plan which has the Lamb coming off the mercy seat in Heaven but mercy was over on earth when the resurrection and Rapture happened because the last Bride member was ready for the catching away (often called the Rapture) and the last sleeping virgin member was saved. Yet, somehow in a mysterious manner which we do not understand Jesus is yet able to save the Jews during the 3.5 years of Tribulation. Trying to understand the Bride who are no longer in time and the rest who are in time, is more than our limited human brains can easily grasp in terms of how the sequence of events occurs.
  2. But when the Bride receive their new bodies after the resurrection and their far, far more advanced brains then they they will be able to understand these events.

The seven Thunders will help to solve this dilemma. But that is after the resurrection when we will have new bodies and new brains and thus we will be far, far cleverer than we are now.


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.

So the seven Thunders also utter to the Jews.

Elijah calls for a three and a half year drought during the Tribulation. Moses calls for plagues and an interruption of nature.

4.  Another complication is that the earth has to be purged of sin to clean it up from filth. Great Tribulation produces the final labour pains for the birth of the Millenium.

In conclusion.

The Seventh Seal has not opened. The Seventh Seal was revealed to be a total mystery.

The Sixth Seal is to be opened by the two prophets in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

The Bride is standing around the throne together with the Old Testament saints when the 7 Seals are opened.

So what we have now is a revelation of the opening of the Six Seals because they had some symbols which could be revealed.

If the 6th and 7th Seals have not yet opened, then the Seven Seals cannot be opened. They have been revealed.

Do not repeat a quote like a parrot who has no understanding of what he or she is talking about.

Ours is an eagle age. An eagle has penetrating eyesight that should give us a better insight.


“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23