The Angel only comes after the prophet goes
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"The Angel has come" is fake news, presented as truth, and easily believed if you don't check the facts.First published on the 4th of June 2017 — Last updated on the 8th of April 2018
“Now remember the seventh angel is on earth at the time of this mighty Angel coming."
This is a FAKE quote. Brother Branham never said that. "Mighty Angel" has been added in by people.
We live in the Mess-age of fake news, and people get ideas and viewpoints based on fake quotes that are spliced.
The biggest enemy of truth is a subtle twist. Fake news is presented as truth, and is easily believed if you don't check the facts. If people don't love Truth, they will love darkness rather than light, and prefer to rather believe error.
Why does the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 come down? To perform the resurrection of the dead.
But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and beats that stick down, then, "time shall be no more." When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more."
When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.How can this be established from Scripture that the mighty Angel comes down to resurrect the dead?
But first notice, this quote is from a sermon preached almost a year after the Cloud and the revelation of the seven Seals, and he is speaking of the Angel in the future tense.
“When that Angel....puts one foot on land and one on the sea.... When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead.”.
So the Angel had not come down by January 1964.
REVELATION 10: 1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
: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,
:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
The expression “cried with a loud voice” is what Jesus cried out at the tomb of Lazarus to raise him from the dead.
JOHN 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
:44 And he that was dead came forth
“When He had cried” is what happened when Jesus died. This cry alerted the Old Testament saints to their soon-coming resurrection.
MATTHEW 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
The mighty Angel stood on land and sea, which is where the dead are buried. Standing on land and sea demonstrates His power over land and sea, not just over the living but also over the dead.
“cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth”: He is the King, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He has come to claim His Bride who died during the seven church ages.
This is a moment of extreme power. The cry of the King that calls His Bride from their graves. This is His harvest from 2000 years of church history. In the harvest the seed is pulled off the plant. The dead Bride are pulled out of their graves.
The first resurrection of the New Testament church occurs.
REVELATION 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.
Then when He had cried, seven Thunders utter their voices. But what happens after the resurrection?
After the resurrection of the dead, the living saints will be changed. So the seven Thunders are involved with the changing of the living Bride.
1963-1110M SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW
"And he saw this Angel come down ... ...
"And put His hands up to Heaven, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever," the Eternal One, the Father, God, "that time shall be no more," when this takes place. It's run out. It's done. It's finished.At the end of 1963, seven months after the Cloud and the seven Seals revelation, he still speaks of the Angel in the future tense. The Angel never came down during the ministry of William Branham.
But in the seventh hour, the seventh messenger, that all these mysteries should be finished. See? The seventh earthly messenger, see, this angel that He speaks of then was on earth. An angel means "messenger."
And then, after that, he saw another Angel coming down, not the earthly angel that had been given the Message here, but the (another) mighty Angel came from Heaven with a rainbow over Him, and set His foot on the land and sea, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, "Time shall be no more." See?The seventh angel is on earth and finishes the mysteries.
Then AFTER THAT the mighty Angel comes down from heaven. So the mighty Angel only comes down after brother Branham has revealed all the mysteries.
62-1230E IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR
But, this One didn't come from the earth. He come down from Heaven, because the mystery is all finished. And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.
- The Angel does not come down to reveal the mystery to brother Branham.
- The Angel does not come down while the mystery is being revealed.
- The Angel comes down because the mystery has already been revealed.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
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 had to reveal the mystery of God in the Bible. Part of this was revealing the breaking of the Seals.
When the mystery is all finished, then the Angel can come down with an open Book because the mystery is finished.
The Angel does not come down while the mystery is being revealed, which is during brother Branham’s life time.
The open Book in His hand symbolized that the mystery was all completely revealed.
63-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL
And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders that John was commissioned to write but then forbidden to write those.
And at the time of those thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and swore that time had run out at that time.Here brother Branham states that the Angel only can come down after the seven Seals are completed.
Thus what each angel told him to preach was not a Thunder.
What he preached on each Seal is written in the Bible. He revealed the mysteries of the seven Seals that are written in the Bible. The Thunders are not written in the Bible.
Secondly, the Thunders can only utter after the seven Seals are completed.
62-1230E IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR?
And the Seven Seals that we're trying to speak of, when they come this time, is the seven written Seals. And these Seven Seals, as you know, is just the manifestation of the seven angels of the seven churches; but, there are seven other Seals that's on the backside of the Book, It's outside the Bible.
... ... Notice his type of Message, "Finishing all the mysteries of God, that are written in the Book."When he says "outside the Bible", he is drawing the illustration of them being on the back cover, which means they are not written inside the Bible. But the "backside" of the Book is still a part of the Book. Thus they are somehow hidden in the Bible.
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 is on earth, a messenger).
Down comes Christ (You see Him in the 10th chapter of Revelation), puts one foot upon the land and the other one on the sea, rainbow over His head, eyes like--and feet like fire, and so forth, raises up His hand and swears by Him that lives forever and ever on the throne, that time shall be no more.
... ... And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.Here brother Branham mentions the relationship between the mysteries and the Angel coming down.
- The Angel only comes down after the mysteries are finished being revealed.
- The mysteries are revealed before the seven Thunders utter when the Angel comes down..
- The Angel does not come down while the mysteries are being revealed.
- The Angel does not come down to reveal the mysteries to brother Branham.
- The Angel is from heaven. The seventh angel (messenger) is on earth while revealing the mysteries.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
... The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
What about the hour has come that when His Bride must be taken away? What, that the hour has come that time shall be no more? The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea with a rainbow over Him, with feet, and say, "Time's run out." And besides that, He raised up His hand and swore that time would be no more when this happened.This is after the Cloud appeared. He says that the Angel is ready to set one foot on land. That means it has not happened yet. So the Cloud was not the fulfillment of the Angel coming down. Remember, the Cloud never did come down. It stayed at 27 miles up in the sky.
THE FIRST SEAL
... for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel.
... ...All right, reveals all the mysteries that's been in the past, all the things in the past:
Revelations 10:1-7. That is to be.The Cloud had come and gone. Revelation 10: 1 – 7 still lays in the future.
Brother Branham is only preaching on the first Seal. The seven Seals must first be revealed. Then those revelations must open up the rest of the mysteries that are hidden in the Bible.
This first Seal was the start of the climax of the real purpose of his ministry.
His previous ministry had been a preparation for the last three years of his life when he would reveal the deeper mysteries. (This does not mean that we can ignore the basics of revealed Scripture to just chase the deeper mysteries. We will just get into deeper problems that way.)
With the revelation of the first Seal his ministry as the seventh angel was really starting to take off into the eagle age of a deep and intense insight into the Word of God.
This process proceeded from 1963 to 1965, when brother Branham left the scene. By that time he knew the mysteries but most of us did not. We only catch up with it later.
We're told, in Revelation 10, that there'll be a messenger in the last day, will gather up these little ends and will bring them together. And then the mystery of God would be finished, at the sounding of this angel, which was a messenger of the earth. Then One came down from Heaven, with His hands up, rainbow over His head, and swore that there would be time no more; an Angel taking an oath.
1964 SHALOM SIERRA VISTA
But in the seventh hour, the seventh messenger, that all these mysteries should be finished. See? The seventh earthly messenger, see, this angel that He speaks of then was on earth. An angel means "messenger." And then, after that, he saw another Angel coming down, not the earthly angel that had been given the Message here, but the (another) mighty Angel came from Heaven with a rainbow over Him, and set His foot on the land and sea, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, "Time shall be no more."
The Angel comes down only after the mystery is finished.
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.
This prophecy includes the years that brother Branham preached, but because his sermons were tape recorded, it also extends on into the years that we would be listening to what he said on the recordings, or by reading his sermons. (Acts 13:27 shows that by reading we can also hear the voice.) The “voice” of the seventh angel would continue to be listened to long after he left the scene.
But there is a hidden snag. The mystery of God "should" be finished. This implies doubt.
People would start to base their beliefs not on Scripture but on the quotes of the "voice of the seventh angel", who would be exalted above his Scriptural position and become referred to as the “Voice of God”.
Some people would begin to twist his quotes and a variety of beliefs would emerge. This gradually fragmented the Message into an increasing number of competing faiths. The big question now is to know which version of the Message is the truth? There are plenty to choose between, and each version claims to have a monopoly on the truth.
We must be cautioned by the fact that the Bible says that the mystery of God “should” be finished. This means maybe. Brother Branham left enough truth for us to unscramble the mysteries. But over the years too many people have injected their own ideas and opinions and this is taking us away from the truth.
This worried brother Branham during his ministry.
1959-0628M A DECEIVED CHURCH BY THE WORLD
That's Branham Tabernacle. The Philistines is on thee.
1965-0725M THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
LUKE 18: 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Now that's the question. Here is where I wanted to get to, in Revelations 10. We'll get to it in a few minutes, and another Scripture verse.
He said, "In the days of the Message of the seventh angel, the mystery of God ought to be finished."
Here is the question, is, if you follow in that line in this hour, will it be finished?
"Will I find the Faith?"
Will Malachi 4 be fulfilled in this time,
"Restore the Faith of the children, back to the Faith of the fathers, the original, the Word"? See?In the last few months of his life brother Branham was concerned that believers would not be restored to the early church. That they would not return to Scripture.
Faith only comes from the written Word. "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word".
Finishing the mystery of God does not just apply to Brother Branham’s days. He knew what God had revealed to him.
But finishing the mystery of God also applies to us today. We need to be restored back to the early church. Too many Message believers are messing up by not getting back to Scripture.
LUKE 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?Most Message believers are convinced that they know far more than the early church. Too few are returning to the beliefs of the early church. We may know some more details than them, but we must have the same doctrines and practices as them. The seed that is harvested is identical to the original seed that was planted.
64-0705 THE MASTERPIECE
Then where are we at, see, where are we at? There is only one thing, the harvest is here. She is dead ripe. She is ready now for the Coming.
64-0705 THE MASTERPIECE
At the harvest time, the Seed is back to its original condition, and must have all of the Word, in order to be the Seed.The harvest is also linked to the coming. The mysteries have come down from God as the Word of God. Brother Branham saw to that. So now we are in the former rain. The teaching rain. Trying to learn the Bible doctrines.
Then we await the coming of the mighty Angel to produce the resurrection. That will be harvest time.
64-0719M THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
How many understand what the pentecostal feast is? It's the firstfruit of the harvest, the firstfruit of the resurrection, the pentecostal feast.
64-0705 THE MASTERPIECE
All true Life that was in the stalk, tassel, and husk, is now gathering in the Seed, ready for the resurrection, ready for the harvest. The Alpha has become Omega. Amen. The first come last, and the last is the first. The Seed, that went in, has come through a process and become the Seed again.The resurrection is when God harvests His dead believers from seven church ages (symbolized by the seven dominant colours of the rainbow over His head) by pulling them out of their graves where they were buried either on land or at sea.
At the harvest the wheat is pulled off the plant.
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.Before God does something great on earth which was the revelation of the seven Seals, He showed a supernatural Cloud as a sign. The seven angels who formed the Cloud on 28 February came down to brother Branham eight days later on 8 March to commission him to reveal the seven Seals. The Cloud appeared for 28 minutes just north of the city of Flagstaff after sunset. The angels appeared to brother Branham near Sunset Peak about two hundred miles south of Flagstaff at eight o’clock in the morning. He knew nothing about the Cloud until its photograph was published on the back cover of the 17 May edition of Life magazine.
So the supernatural Cloud of 1963, which never came down and stayed at a height of 27 miles, was a sign in the sky or the heavens. Brother Branham says the same thing in 1965, five months before he left the earth.
1965-0718M TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD
And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!
"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places, then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:This places the Cloud in its Scriptural place. A sign in the heavens that God was going to unfold the mysteries so that the seventh angel could fulfill his ministry.
The Cloud appeared just after sunset which is evening time.
ZECHARIAH 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.Then the seven angels came down later to reveal the “evening light” mysteries while he was at Sunset Peak.
It was eight days later on 8 March. Eight is a number that represents a new system. A new system of being able to understand the Bible, because the hidden mysteries that it contains are going to be revealed.
LUKE 12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.Flagstaff, a city in Arizona that is far west in America. The Cloud spectacularly appeared there, and within a month a shower of revelation unfolded the secrets of the seven Seals.
Let us look at the controversial quote :
“Now remember the seventh angel is on earth at the time of this mighty Angel coming."
If this quote has been changed, then what did brother Branham actually say?
63-0317E THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.He never included the words "mighty Angel" in his original quote. Someone else added that in.
“This coming” is singular. So which coming is he speaking about?
He had just spoken about two comings. The mysteries coming down (1) as the Word of God, and the Angel coming down (2) to raise the dead in the resurrection.
63-0317E THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
....but at the end, when the seventh angel begins to sound his mystery, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed at, and the mysteries comes down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God. Then the Godhead and everything else is settled. All the mysteries: serpent's seed and whatevermore is to be revealed.
It's THUS SAITH THE LORD. I'll read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the seventh angel's message, the mystery of God should be finished that's been declared by His holy prophets. That's the prophets who has wrote the Word. At the sounding of the seventh church age, the last church age, all the loose ends that through these church ages have been probed at, will be wound up together. And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head.
Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.Notice the two comings that he speaks of, first the mysteries coming down and then the Angel coming down.
And then a few paragraphs later he says
63-0317E THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
....... And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.This last quote makes it clear that the Angel comes down after the mysteries are finished.
He then says that it is time for the Angel to appear, so the Angel had not yet come when the mysteries came down to reveal the seven Seals that he preached.
Thus the Angel does not come down to reveal the seven Seals.
Let us look at three key sentences :
First, the coming of the mysteries.
“the mysteries comes down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God.”
Brother Branham has to be on earth for this coming because he has to finish the mysteries.
Secondly, the coming of the Angel.
“And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ”.This coming only happens after the revelation of the seven Seals has been completed.
“Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.”
“This coming” is singular. Which coming of the two comings is he referring to? The coming down of the mysteries or the coming down of the Angel?
Brother Branham had to be on earth when the mysteries came down in 1963 – 1965 because he had to reveal them.
The coming of the Angel can only happen when the revelation of the mysteries is complete.
But brother Branham was revealing mysteries up to December 1965 when he was killed. So the Angel could not have come before December 1965.
The Cloud never came down, it stayed at 27 miles high. The Cloud was north of Flagstaff which is 200 miles north of Sunset Peak where the angels came to brother Branham. The Cloud was seen eight days before the angels came to brother Branham.
So the Cloud was not the mighty Angel coming down as the seven Seals mysteries were not revealed when the Cloud was seen. The Angel only comes after the mysteries have been revealed.
So the Angel can only come down after 1965. By that time brother Branham knew the mysteries but what about the rest of us? We certainly did not know the mysteries in 1965.
Thus the Angel can only come down sometime in the future when the entire living Bride that is going to make it knows the mysteries well enough to be restored back to the Bible doctrines of the early church. When the last one has come in.
So brother Branham does not need to be on earth for the coming of the Angel. He was ready by 1965, but his ministry was not about himself, it was to get us ready. Where are we today?
The Message groups are hopelessly divided with conflicting doctrines and competitive attitudes.
Message believers are from being able to prove their doctrines from Scripture. Few undertake the hard task of learning the Bible, and linking its verses together. This makes us part of the River of Life, the Bible.
It is much easier to parrot a few quotes to "prove" a doctrine. A small puddle of quotes that easily hides the bruised serpent of error that brother Branham tried to kill as it slid into a small puddle.
Only when we are finally ready, when some individuals have returned to the original New Testament beliefs, then the Angel will come down.
In Laodicea Jesus stands outside the church door appealing to any individual who may want Him.
So how did this wrong quote arise?
Two sentences were isolated :
“And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ”.
“Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.”They ignored any mention of the previous sentence of the "mysteries coming down".
They ignored any mention of the later paragraph, “after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished,........ and time for the Angel to appear. We're close.”
But even this was not good enough because of what he said about the Angel coming down.
“And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ”.They did not want the Angel to come down after the mysteries were revealed. They wanted the Angel to come down to reveal the mysteries.
So the underlined portion had to be left out.
“Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.”They merged these two sentences by adding “mighty” to the word Angel and then splicing “mighty Angel” into the second sentence.
So the quote became
“Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this mighty Angel coming.”
This became the fundamental miss-quote on which the doctrine was built.
This "quote" is mentioned first as a FACT to repel any disagreement.
This "quote" justified the Cloud being the coming of the mighty Angel and all the other doctrines that evolved from it.
Message preachers were running out of options as there was no other event after the Cloud that could be panel beaten into looking like the descent of the Angel.
Notice how those Christians, who eventually uncovered the truth that the Cloud was photographed before the hunting season opened and was 200 miles away and eight days before brother Branham met the angels at Sunset Peak, were not particularly welcomed for their efforts. And when they found out that a Thor rocket also exploded at that height to explain the double cloud that was photographed at Winslow, which is east of Flagstaff, there was no great appreciation for their efforts.
If you uncover an unwanted truth, then it raises a Catholic spirit of rejection and persecution in the false vine.
The true vine is zealous to repent of any error, and prays for eyesalve so that they can change their beliefs.
This photo shows the faint smaller smoke cloud formed by an exploded rocket at a height of 27 miles that was moving from west to east 20 miles behind the supernatural Cloud that was also 27 miles high, where there is no moisture to make a cloud. Both clouds were just north of the city of Flagstaff in Arizona.
The fact that brother Branham was not hunting when the Cloud was seen, and thus knew nothing about the Cloud until Life magazine published the photo three months later, did not fit the theory that this was the mighty Angel coming down to reveal the seven Seals to him.
You will notice that brother Branhamnever refers to the Cloud in the Seven Seals book, despite a photo of the Cloud in the 1967 edition saying that he did. But a photo of the Cloud taken on 28 February 1963 was published in the 1993 Seven Seals book with the claim that the seven angels formed the Cloud AFTER speaking to brother Branham at Sunset Peak on 8 March 1963. He was 1000 miles away in Houston on 4 March where he preached "An Absolute", and only got to Sunset Peak on 6 March. These dates were provided by his daughter Becky.
So facts were getting muddled up, and doctrines were developing and getting hyped up that were based on wrong facts.
These true facts that emerged much later were threatening this accepted wrong doctrine that the Cloud was the coming of the Lord, or the coming down of the mighty Angel of Revelation 10. Why did the mighty Angel come down as a Cloud when there was no-one to come down to?
The Cloud actually never came down. It stayed at a height of 27 miles for 28 minutes, and was 200 miles away.
But wrong churches always close ranks and reject the dissenters, like the Catholic church did with Luther. Churches object to being found out that they are in error.
Being zealous to repent is not a modern day virtue. Vilifying the name and reputation of the person who points out the error is the preferred reaction.
But we are warned.
64-0726M RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE
Here the other day in Arizona, splicing tapes, to try to make me say things that I didn't say. Just remember the vision about the Arizona proposition! The Bible said, "It was far better for you that you had a rock at your neck." And another thing, that, "Whosoever," let him be preacher or what he will, "will take one Word away from It, or add one word to It!" People putting their own interpretation upon the Word as It's been given, trying to make It say something that I did not say, and, not my Word; It's His Word. "Who shall add to, or take away!"
We must not read too much into the seven angels coming to commission brother Branham to reveal the seven Seals. This was not the coming of the Lord in some way. This happened in the Sonoran desert area near Sunset Peak close to the city of Tucson in Arizona. We are warned against thinking that the Lord will come in a desert. We are warned that He will not be in secret chambers, or some secret Presence.
MATTHEW 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.The Cloud was a visible sign at sunset that some great event was going to happen. This event was two-fold, stretching over about three weeks. Seven angels came 8 days later to Sunset Peak and commissioned brother Branham to reveal the seven Seals. Later that month, from 17 - 24 March, at Jeffersonville in Indiana, he managed to reveal six of the Seals. The angels could not reveal the seventh Seal which remains a mystery. After that he had a much deeper understanding of Scripture, and was able to reveal more mysteries.
Here is a further complicating factor.
Brother Branham also links this mighty Angel to the Jews who go into the Tribulation.
63-0317E THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
This seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelations 10. If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelations 10 just a moment, so you'll get a understanding before we get into it. Now, this is at the end time, for listen.
... I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow... upon his head,...
If you notice that's Christ (See?), 'cause He in the Old Testament was called the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the Jews now, for the Church is finished. See? All right.
... and his face... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
You remember that Angel in Revelations 1? Same thing.
Angel is a messenger, and He's a Messenger to Israel. See?
The Church has been raptured. See?
Now, or fixing to be raptured. He comes for His Church.
And he had in his hand a little book open.
Now, here it was closed here, and sealed, and here it's open; it's been opened. Since that time of the sealing we're getting into tonight, now the Book's opened. A little Book in His hand, It was opened.Brother Branham makes a double application of this Angel’s ministry.
He comes to the church who are fixing to be caught up to meet the Lord.
And He comes to the Jews after the church has been caught up.
Linking this Angel to Israel implies that the seven Thunders, which utter when the Angel comes down, are also going to apply to Israel as well as the Bride.
63-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL
Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.
He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to.This is Elijah who called for a three and a half year drought, and Moses with his plague of flies. The seven Thunders roll over into the Tribulation.
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
and have power over the waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will.
What is it? What can bring these things but the Word? They can do nature 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. Amen.
There you are. There you are. See? See how the Seals opened down there in the church age, how it showed the martyrs? And now here's these two prophets standing here with the Word of God to do anything to nature they want to, and they shake the earth. And it shows exactly who does it. It's Moses and Elijah, 'cause there's their ministry re-impersonated again: both men. Oh, my. Do you see it now? See what the Sixth Seal is? It's those prophets.
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?So things get complex. Revelation Chapter 10 deals with very deep issues.
The Angel is coming to resurrect the Gentile church but is also involved with Israel. The Thunders that utter after He descends will also affect the two prophets to Israel. The two prophets in turn will open the sixth Seal.
They open the sixth Seal, whereas brother Branham revealed the opening of the sixth Seal. The revelation of the Seals gave us an outline of the events. The revelation of the sixth Seal was that it is an interruption of nature in the Tribulation. The two prophets will fill in all the details as they command nature to do their bidding. The revelation tells us about it. The opening actually does it.
We do not know the final antichrist Pope and everything he does. We just have an outline of the Tribulation events. The two prophets will know exactly who he is and what he does. That is the difference between the revelation of the opening of the Seal, and the actual opening of the sixth Seal. We do not know what the seven Trumpets and the seven Vials really are. The two prophets to the Jews will know all about them.
Chapter 10 is not an easy chapter to understand. It involves some very deep issues.
A key mystery hidden away in this chapter is the resurrection.
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.
I CORINTHIANS 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Paul sees the coming of the Lord in three stages. A shout. The voice of the archangel. The trump of God.
I THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.The shout is a message from the seventh angel to restore us to the Bible and the beliefs of the first church. The seed at the end must be identical to the seed at the beginning that was planted.
MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.Elijah shall restore all things.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.All things must be restored.
An example -- Remember in the New Testament the word "pastor" is only mentioned once. So there is no New Testament authority for a pastor to dominate a church.
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Show me by the Bible what's greater, in the Bible, than a local elder to a local church? That's right, yes, sir, the sovereignty of the local church, each church in itself.So we still have a way to go before we are restored.
Brother Branham's message is the midnight cry (shout) - "Go ye out".
We must go out to meet Him because in Laodicea He stands outside the church door. We must be restored to the Word Who is standing outside the church door.
But Jesus only appeals to the individual, not to the church. After all, the pastor claims to be the head of the church. No body can have two heads. So while the pastor inside the church claims to be the head of the church, the true Head stands outside.
REVELATION 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
EPHESIANS 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:
This first stage (the shout) can be described as the former or teaching rain where the seed ripens in the Light of the Word.
All this happens at the human level. We need to be taught from the Bible by the human seventh age messenger, just the way the early church humans believed.
Then stage two is right out of our hands.
Now we deal with the voice of the Archangel and everything goes into the realm of the supernatural.
This second stage (the voice of the Archangel) can be described as the latter or harvest rain when the seed is pulled off the plant.
JUDE 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.There is only one archangel mentioned in the Bible, Michael.
DANIEL 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
DANIEL 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.Messiah is the Prince. But Jesus is the Messiah.
Michael is also your Prince. So Michael is Christ - when He takes on an angelic body.
Then He is the Chief Angel, the Archangel, who was responsible for taking away the body of Moses from Satan who ruled the regions of the dead in the Old Testament.
Then Jesus conquered Satan at Calvary and took away his keys of death. Thus Jesus can open the door to let people out of the regions of the dead whenever He wants to. He does this in the form of the Archangel, because Satan is a fallen angel. Satan, as Lucifer, used to be the chief angel. So Jesus meets and defeats Satan on his own grounds.
LUKE 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
ISAIAH 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,
REVELATION 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.In other words, by having the key of death, the mighty Angel, Who is the Archangel Michael opens death's door to to let the dead saints out and perform the resurrection.
So the voice of the archangel is to raise the dead. Thus the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 is the Angel of the Lord or the Archangel whose voice calls the dead Bride up from their graves.
His face is like the sun because sunlight overcomes and chases away any darkness. The Angel comes down to chase away the darkness of death and the grave. Their reign of terror is over.
I CORINTHIANS 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?Death and the grave were temporary. The resurrection demolishes them. They are totally defeated.
His feet were like pillars of fire. Symbols of great power and light as He scatters the darkness of the grave and tramples death underfoot.
The Cloud in 1963 had no feet. But this Angel must have feet.
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What about the hour has come that when His Bride must be taken away? What, that the hour has come that time shall be no more?
The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea with a rainbow over Him, with feet,
and say, "Time's run out." And besides that, He raised up His hand and swore that time would be no more when this happened.
- This is after the Cloud, and the Angel is ready to come down, so He has not yet come. Thus the Cloud in 1963 was not the Angel.
- There were no feet on the Cloud, so it could not be this Angel.
- There were no feet and thus the Cloud did not have two pillars of fire.
I CORINTHIANS 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
- The face of the Cloud was dark, not shining like the sun.
- The Cloud had no Body that was to be clothed in a cloud.
- The Cloud had no hand and thus could not hold a book. There was no book either.
The rainbow, of seven dominant colours, was Christ's covenant with the church. Through seven different church ages with their different circumstances He would pull out a Bride from the organized church. Now He has come to claim His Bride from all seven church ages. The rainbow means He is dealing with all seven church ages -- all seven colours.
The open Book lists all His redeemed saints in the Lamb’s Book of life that He can now claim. Redemption is over. Only those whose names are in that Book can be regarded as His property, His Bride. The Book is now open, as the resurrection reveals all those whose names are in there. There are no more secrets.
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He had left the Mercy Seat. His work of redemption was finished. And He came forth and took the Book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne, and "time was no more." And immediately an angel appeared in the seventh chapter, or the 10th chapter and the 7th verse, saying... This Angel come down and swore, that, "time was no longer."
But, you see, in this Book was what was redeemed. It was the Book of Redemption. And everything that He had redeemed was written in that Book. 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!"The "days of the voice" of the seventh angel continue on until the last one comes in.
Then the scene switches to the two prophets to Israel. But they will also learn the mysteries from the seventh angel's teachings, from his recorded voice.
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There will be a ministry that will show great wonders, Joel said so, but there'll be no time for redemption. It's all over.
The Lamb has done took His Book, and His redeemed is over.
As Jesus first preached and was rejected, and then went and haunted those that were in there, preached to them that were in prison, could not repent, no time for salvation, that same ministry will have to repeat again.
What if that could be the Third Pull, to the Eternal lost?Now the mighty Angel comes down with the open Book, to call up from the dead all the revealed names that are written in that Lamb's Book of Life. He has redeemed all the names that were written in His Book.
Now He can come down to claim them.
EXODUS 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.Covered or clothed by a cloud is a symbol of being filled with the glory of God.
The mighty Angel will perform the glorious resurrection.
Then the seven Thunders will be involved with changing the bodies of the living Bride, as that happens next after the resurrection. This is all part of the latter or harvest rain to pull the seed off the plant.
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See, where are we at? There is only one thing, the harvest is here. She is dead ripe. She is ready now for the Coming.When the teaching or former rain is over and we have learned our Bible lessons, then Someone must come to perform the harvest and pull the seeds off the plant. That Someone is the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10, Who comes down to pull the dead out of their graves.
Then the seven Thunders utter to guide the living Bride on how to get pulled out of their flesh and placed in a new body. This is the mystery stage because it is not written in Scripture. The Thunders are hidden in Scripture, and unless we know what is written in the Bible, we will miss these Thunders.
The biggest decoy to make us miss the mysteries that are hidden in the Bible, is to focus on quotes and twist them until they take us to a conclusion that cannot be proven from the Bible.
Then stage three, the Trump.
The Trump calls the entire Bride up off the earth to meet the Lord, Who is Coming in the air in a physical Body. This part of the harvest rain pulls us off the earth.
But to be part of all this, we must make sure that we believe what the first church believed. The resurrected first church age saints will go up to meet the Lord. If we believe the same as them, then we will go up with them. If we do not believe what they believe, they will go up without us.
Our focus, as we approach the final day, must be on being restored back to the New Testament church.