"Believers through the Church Ages literally opened the Seals by living them out" - A fake quote never made by brother Branham

Many message believers claim that the 7 Seals have literally opened during the events of the 7 church ages as the believers lived out their lives.

This is illogical. Each Seal refers to different events.

Certain events referred to by some of the Seals have happened. Let us assume that means that those Seals were literally opened as they happened.

But certain Seals also refer to certain events that lie in the future. Not having yet happened, these Seals cannot literally be opened yet.

For instance, Death, the rider on the pale horse in the fourth Seal can only take his ride in the Tribulation after Life has left the earth when the Lord catches up His Bride to Heaven at His second Coming.

Death only enters when life departs.

The fifth Seal is the killing of the Jews. Much of this killing has happened in the past but sadly, much is still to happen in the future.

The sixth Seal is the Tribulation, the interruption of nature. Only the two prophets to Israel can open that sixth Seal.

THE SIXTH SEAL

Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets

The seventh Seal has not opened yet because that is His Coming.

64-0719M  THE  FEAST  OF  THE  TRUMPETS

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

 

So almost half the Seals lie in the future, and have therefore not been lived out, and thus cannot be literally opened.

If living out a Seal means you literally opened it, then future events cannot be opened at this stage.

Thus some of the future Seals have not yet been opened.

So this theory does not enlighten us. We need a much better understanding of the Seals than what this theory offers.

So when are the seven Seals opened?

We need a much better revelation if we are to understand the opening of the Seals.

61-0618  REVELATION CHAPTER FIVE  2

And the 5th chapter, he's just setting a scene here for the opening of the Seven Seals.

John gets caught up to Heaven in a vision to see these future events.

60-1231  REVELATION CHAPTER FOUR 1

Now, immediately after He showed the end of the age of His work here, He went on up into Heaven, He said, "I'll show you what's going to be after this, after the church ages." He said, "John, I can't talk to you down there no more, 'cause I've left down here, I've come up higher. Come up here with Me!" Amen! "And I'll show you what's going to take place hereafter." Oh, my! Hmm! Oh!

Caught up in the vision, caught up into Glory.

No Seals were literally opened until after John got caught up to Heaven.

In this vision God sets a scene for the future events.

So when do the Seals open?

The Bride is caught up to Heaven in Revelation Chapter 4 as that is after the church ages.

John is caught up to Heaven as a member of the Bride.

Jesus takes the Book that is closed, in Chapter 5. The Bride is singing in Heaven.

In Revelation Chapter 6 Jesus opens the first six Seals.

60-1231  REVELATION  CHAPTER FOUR  1

 …after the church ages has ceased, he heard a Voice. And he looked up towards Heaven and he seen an open Door, and the first Voice sounded like a trumpet. All right, scene changed from Patmos to Heaven.

 

60-1231  REVELATION  CHAPTER  FOUR  1

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.

Thus the Seals open after the church is caught up to Heaven.

CHURCH AGES  CHAPTER 1

But when John looked he saw only "ONE" upon the throne. And it was not until Revelation 5:6-8 (which follows Revelation 4:2-3 in sequence of time) that we see the "Lamb" taking the book from "HIM" That sat on the throne, as indicated in Revelation 4:2-3 and 9-10.

Chapter 5 comes after Chapter 4 in time. So after the church is caught up to Heaven, Jesus takes the Book to open it.

63-0324M  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS  ON  THE  SEALS

In Revelations verse 5 to 9, who are these found singing when the Lamb takes the Book out of the..

Are these the raptured saints?..................

"And they sang a new song," and I stopped. See? But look here, "the song they sang, saying, You have redeemed us out of every kindred, tongue, and nation."

Sure, that's them.

REVELATION 5:9   And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

So the Bride is in Heaven when the Seals open.

You will actually watch the Lord Jesus opening the Seals.

65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

And them Seven Seals opened, those mysteries, and showing those things is what's happened. I didn't know it.

So while they're still under there, but, He shows us here, in a preview. As John, He took him up.

And one time, walking on the sea, you know; he said, "What about this man that leans on Your bosom?"

He said, "What is it to you if he stays till I come?" See, he never stayed, but He took him up and showed him that, the thing that happen till He come. Just showed him, reviewed the whole plan to John.

John was seeing a preview of the main event in a vision. This was a review of the future plan.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

And the Book has actually been closed all that time. It's there, but it's still in symbols. They seen it.

John even saw it, the announcement when the first come forth. He said, "A white--a horse went forth. He had a rider on him, had a bow in his hand."

That is symbol. That isn't revealed. See?

No, it's just a symbol. And as far as any man upon the earth, that's all he could say. That's right.

This is a key thought.

John just saw a symbol, a horse rider.

He did not know what it meant. There was no revelation of the symbol.

The horse rider was a hidden mystery.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Then when the Lamb took the Book and broke that First Seal, God spoke from His eternal throne to say what that Seal was to be revealed.

But when it's placed before John, it was in a symbol.

When John saw it, it was still a mystery. Why? It was not even revealed right then.

It cannot be revealed until what He said here at the end time. But it come in a symbol.

……..  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.

Do not miss the key idea:   John saw the symbols.

But what the symbols represented, they did not know.

Seeing the symbols was not the revelation of the symbols.

The revelation of the symbols happens only at the last day to prepare the Bride for the catching away.

That is the end time messenger’s ministry.

63-0318  THE FIRST SEAL

Now, notice: But it's to be revealed when the Lamb leaves His intercessory place from the Father. (Now, that's Revelation 5). Now, He takes the Book of Seals, the Book of Seals or a Book sealed with Seals, breaks them and shows them (look) at the end of the age now, after the intercessory is over; the church ages has done finished up.

But when the Seals are opened, the Lamb has left the mercy seat and mercy is over.

The Bride is in Heaven as the church ages are over.

So how then can the Seals be broken before the Bride is in Heaven?

Seven angels brought brother Branham a revelation of the future event, enabling him to see past the curtain of time.  This gave him a preview of the opening of the Seals.

The revelation of the Seals is a preview of the main event which happens after the Bride is in Heaven.

63-0623M  STANDING  IN  THE  GAP

And when I come back, the first Angel, on the first night, opened the Seal contrary to anything we ever heard in our life. And all seven come out the same way. You know that. You were here present when it happened, many of you.

63-1128M  TESTIMONY

seven Angels come down from God, visibly standing right there, and told me about the end time, and these revelations and things of the Book of Revelation, the Seven Seals, and said, "Return home, and one by one will bring the Message."

Each night when he preached an angel would come down and reveal the mystery of a Seal to him.

Getting this information from seven angels makes brother Branham's revelation far superior to any man or scholar that relies on his own intelligence.

56-1208  ABRAHAM

O worthy Lamb, will You loose it to us tonight, and open the seals thereof, and let us have an inside view, just look a past the curtain of time.

John was caught up in a vision. He saw a rehearsal of the church ages, just as if he had lived through them on earth.

He saw the rehearsal of the opening of seven Seals as a preview in symbol form.

The Seals were acted out in symbol form so that the Devil would not understand them.

60-1231  REVELATION  CHAPTER  FOUR  1

But Jesus didn't make no mistake. Right here in Revelation, the 4th chapter, Christ kept His Word! He brought John up into Heaven and rehearsed the whole thing to him.

Glory! He saw the preview.

He saw it just as though he lived on earth and saw the whole church ages come to pass, to the coming of the Lord, the whole Book of Revelation. Oh, my!

57-0417  THE  SECOND  COMING  OF  THE  LORD

It was such a great thing to John the revelator on the Isle of Patmos, that when he saw the preview of the coming of the Lord, when he saw the curses that rested upon the unbeliever, and the blessings that rest upon the believer, he screamed out, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." It so thrilled his heart after all he had seen, the events before His coming, he screamed, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." And when the whole church age had been passed in his view, and he seen everything in major, the way it would happen, then the scream, "Come, Lord Jesus." It must be a glorious thing that the coming of the Lord draws near at hand.

The seven angels brought brother Branham a preview of the same scene in Heaven that John saw. The only difference is that they could add in many of the details of the historical events that had happened during the church ages.

But the last age bride must believe what the first age Bride believed.

We will just know more facts and details from the history of the church ages. But the doctrines will be the same.

The mystery of the antichrist being revealed is not yet complete.

We know about the rise of the Roman Catholic church as they seek world domination by bringing the Protestant churches into their fold.

But we do not know who the final Pope will be.

Revelation 6:7  reveals the voice of the fourth beast, the flying eagle in the seventh church age.

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

This is in the days of the voice of the seventh angel who finishes the mystery of the Word.

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.

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

The mystery of God is to get the last church to believe what the first church believed.

Always ask yourself this question. Is what I believe on any topic the same as what the first church age believed?

Did the first church age believe that the first Seal literally opened in their day? No. Then you must also not believe that.

Brother Branham died in 1965. So a time period of more than 50 years is referred to as the "days of the voice" of the seventh angel. He died in 1965 but we have listened to his voice on audio tapes and in print.

Once his quotes have taught us to understand Scripture like the first church did, then will come the resurrection of the dead and the Bride will be caught up to Heaven.

63-1110M  SOULS  THAT  ARE  IN  PRISON  NOW

What did He say down there at the river, about thirty-three years ago? "As John was sent forth," see, "to announce the first coming of Christ, your Message will announce the second Coming."

The emphasis is on the message that brother Branham preached, not on brother Branham himself.

65-1204  THE RAPTURE

So, we're living in the Laodicea Age. 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.

We must take everything he preached and run it through the Scripture. That is the only way to prove that the revelation is correct.

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

The mystery of God ( Who is the Bible) is that the last church age should (not would) finish up by believing the same doctrines as the first church age.

"should" means it may not happen for many "mess age" believers as they interpret quotes and believe things that the first church never believed.

REVELATION 6:2  And I saw, and behold a white horse:

REVELATION 6:4   And there went out another horse that was red:

REVELATION 6:5   … And I beheld, and lo a black horse;

REVELATION 6:8   And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death,

So Revelation 6:8 reveals the antichrist spirit riding on a pale horse that unites the white of religious deception, the red of political power, and the black of demonology and money power. This eighth verse reveals the Tribulation when Death rides in.

So these actual events in verse 8  will only be lived out in the future.

Thus the second half of the fourth Seal cannot yet be open. We just have a preview of it, by a revelation because the angels could look past the curtain of time and tell us about the future events.

The same applies to the fifth Seal.

This reveals the persecution of the Jews over the 2000 years of church history. We can track down much of the history of Jewish persecution during the past, but the future of Jewish persecution has not yet been lived out. As such it is unknown to us. Thus this fifth Seal has only partially opened.

63-0322  THE  FIFTH  SEAL

But the reason that He reveals, as I understand, that it is because the mystery of the Book of Redemption, as far as the antichrist being revealed... And at the same time the Church is gone, and these things don't even happen in the church age at all. That's right. They're away from the church age.

(He is revealing future events that are yet to happen)

The Church absolutely is raptured at this time. The Church goes up in the 4th chapter of Revelation, and does not return until it comes back with its King in the 19th chapter.

But these Seals here are revealing what has been, what is, and what will be.

“what will be”  cannot yet be lived out, and that Seal cannot then be opened as yet.

The sixth Seal represents the Tribulation. We know little about this as God would not let brother Branham preach on the Feast of the Trumpets. He also never preached on the Vials.

The two prophets, Moses and Elijah, will open the sixth Seal. So that definitely has not opened yet.

The seventh Seal never opened. Either literally or in revelation form. We simply know nothing about it. It is the Coming of the Lord which is the biggest mystery in the universe.

This people who made up this theory that the Seals literally opened during the church ages, then made up the following statement. (Which is not a quote from brother Branham).

The Seals "opened" in reality form, or "expressed" themselves in literal form, by being lived out as living epistles read of all men, like a book of life being opened, becoming an open book.

They then claim that the open Book in the hand of the mighty Angel of Revelation 10 is the book of your life. (Also not a quote from brother Branham).

Obviously,  the Seals that refer to the future have not been lived out yet and thus cannot be open.

“Opened” means they were “read of all men”.

But the Christians, after the apostles died, got themselves onto the wrong track and had no clue about the religious deception that had fooled them.  They did not know what was going on most of the time. Nor did the people who watched their lives. Error entered the church so subtly as unscriptural statements that the church, like Eve, did not realize that Satan had fooled them.

But an open Seal means that the mysterious errors from the past have been exposed and corrected.

THE SIXTH SEAL

They're the one who brings on this Sixth Seal. They uncover and open it up….. Who does it? It's the prophets the other side of the rapture.

Opening a Seal means revealing or uncovering the hidden errors that fooled the churches in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

Here He brings it right back in the Seals opening up and showing them things that went on in the church ages.

A Seal is not opened by living it out when you do not know what is going on.

The churches lived out the church ages in bondage to error and ignorance.

The Seals open at the end to reveal all the errors of the past.

63-0322  THE  FIFTH  SEAL

And I do think another thing: by the opening of this Fifth Seal in this day, straightens up a doctrine right here that I might speak of, of soul sleeping.

The 5th Seal opens in our day even though it refers to events that will happen in Heaven after the church has been caught up.

Opening this Seal tells us what happens in the future, before it can be lived out, but also reveals the errors of the church in the past concerning soul sleep.

So opening a Seal means to straighten up a doctrine and eliminate a church error.

The antichrist horses of religious deception, political power, demonology and money power are all still riding on into the future. Religious deception never stopped after the second church age. It got worse as the church ages continued. Religious deception is alive and well in our age. The white horse still moves on and will continue to do so even when it blends into the pale horse during the Tribulation.

Thus the first four Seals have not been fully lived out. They are still achieveing unknown consequences in the present like fooling message people into building up beliefs by their interpretations of twisted up quotes. Getting message people to declare brother Branham as their Absolute. Calling the voice of the seventh angel the “Voice of God”. Thus brother Branham gets deified. And a lot of money gets collected in by the third black horse with the balances who sells the Voice of God.

REVELATION 6:5   And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

:6     And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

This horse is still riding in our day. Just look at the wealthy message pastors. They know how to collect in the money.

Just look at the houses that message pastors live in. Religion is big business.

Nowhere does the Bible say that the money belongs to the pastor.

The Catholic church possibly ruling America ( they already own one third of the wealth of America and Europe) shows that the political red horse is still riding. Preachers influencing politics. In that sense, none of the first three Seals have fully opened as they all still have a role to play in future events.

When the Bride is in Heaven the Tribulation will be playing out on earth and only then will we be able to get a complete understanding of the Tribulation events.

Then only can the Seals fully open.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Now, the mystery of the Book are revealed when the Seals are broken. And when the Seals completely are broken, the time of redemption is over, because the Lamb left the intercession post to walk out to take His claims. He was a Mediator between that, but when the real revelation happens on the Seals as they begin to break, the Lamb is coming forth from the sanctuary.

There is still to come a "real revelation" on the Seals when we understand the motives and the hidden agendas of history, plus the details of all the individuals who lived out their roles whether they were good or bad. Start to understand how events in one part of the world changed things in other parts of the world.

We do not have all that detailed knowledge as yet.

This in-depth opening of the mysteries will only happen after the Bride is in Heaven where we will have far better brains than what we have now. Then we will know the full picture.

I JOHN 3:2   Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

FIRST SEAL

And notice, the First Seal opened--the First Seal when it was open in the symbol form it thundered. Now, what about when it's opened in its reality form?

John saw the Seals open in symbol form.

We have seen a revelation that opened up the mystery of past events like the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.  But this revelation did not fully open up every detail of that age. It just gave us a broad outline of events.

Then in reality, in Heaven, we will see the Seals fully opened to reveal all the secrets.

57-0420  THE ENTOMBMENT

Everything that's good, everything that's righteous, everything that's beautiful, trees, birds, everything is just a pattern of what's in heaven.

Our own life is just a pattern. It's just a shadow, and not the real thing. It's the negative side. It takes death to develop the picture, to put us back in the theophany we come from. Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body. What a beautiful; not only beautiful, but it is the real solemn truth of God's eternal Word, that we'll be like Him.

Our lives and our bodies are just the shadow of the real battle that is being fought in the spiritual dimension.

Our physical body is not the reality, it is a temporary body that we live in. Our physical brains are actually very stupid. Try answering the questions that God asked Job and we realize how little we understand. No scientist knows what an atom looks like. No scientist knows how the force of gravity works.

But at the resurrection you will get a new body and a new brain. Now that is reality because you will be like God.

Then you will go to Heaven in your real resurrected body and there Jesus will open the Seals literally and give us a lesson that we really could not comprehend now even if He tried to explain all the details and deeper insights to us.

II CORINTHIANS 12:4   How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Do not think that you are clever now. Paul could not even utter the wisdom that he heard in Heaven. Their words are just way over our heads (pun intended).

When you are in Heaven you will be super bright and your "clever" insights down here will look like pre-school learning up there.

I CORINTHIANS 2:9   But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Heaven is way beyond what our present brains can even imagine. There you will really learn.

In an immortal body you will just know so much more than you can possibly know now.

65-1205  THINGS  THAT  ARE  TO  BE

That's where we are. We have become from mortal beings, from time beings, to Eternal beings

63-0116  THE  EVENING  MESSENGER

A shadow is a reflection. So if there's a life like this, it proves that it's a shadow, then there's a real life somewhere it's reflecting of. See? You notice a tree, how beautiful a tree is. And you know what that is? It's the negative type of the shadow of the Tree of Life in Heaven.

Our present life and knowledge is a pale reflection of our real life, that will happen when we are in our resurrected bodies. That will be the reality. This life is just a temporary phase that wilts away like grass in the hot sun.

61-0618  REVELATION  CHAPTER  FIVE  2

…and prove to you that them was the seals that were sealed from the eyes of the people. Of God being my helper, I'll prove to you that they could not see that by the Bible (Then, sure, if the Bible said so you'll believe it.), that they could not see nothing but "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" until this time. They could not see that there was no Eternal hell, until this time. They could not see there was an Eternal security un-... I mean for the real believer.

During the church ages the Christians could not see their errors. Thus the Seals could not have opened.

If you open something you can see it.

Do not say it was open when people could not see it. That is illogical.

56-0617  REVELATION  BOOK  OF  SYMBOLS

Now, on over in the Book, we find out that the Book was closed, and shut up, and sealed until the end time. Through the ages they've tried it. Remember, the Bible that was taken out of the hand of God setting on His throne. It was closed and sealed with seven seals on the back, and no man in the heavens and earth, nowhere, was worthy to take the Book, or to loose the seals, or even look thereon. But the Lamb come and opened It.

CHURCH AGES CHAPTER 5  PERGAMOS

His Word was bread. It was the perfect manna, which, if a man live by, he shall never die. But right after the death of the fathers, no one seemed to know the exact truth and in a short while this manna seemed to have become hidden to the people. 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.

The churches mysteriously lost their way after the apostles died. Truth began to fade out. Human opinions and traditions entered. People lost sight of Scripture and did not realize how unscriptural they were. Truth was hidden from the churches and they did not know that they had lost the way.

At the end we get a revelation of all these mysteries. A broad outline of history as a framework that we can hang all the events of the church ages onto. That was the prophet's ministry.

Then the real revelation of secret agendas and hidden motives will finally be revealed in Heaven. Then we will finally know why people did the things that happened during the history of the church. That is when we will fully understand history.

We will then understand the religious deception that has splintered the message groups in their lust for power and wealth. Only those who took the quotes back to Scripture will make it. Those who made up their own interpretations of the quotes will be in the Tribulation. The blind (cannot see the Light of Scripture) leading the blind.

1965   CHURCH AGES  CHAPTER 2

When He comes, that Word will come against all nations and all men. And none will be able to stand against it. It will reveal what was in every heart as He did with Nathanael. The Word of God will show who did the will of God and who didn't. It will make known the secret works of every man and why he did them. It will divide asunder.

That is what it says in Romans 2:3,

"And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?"

Then it goes on to say how God is going to judge men. Here it is in verses 5 to 17. The hard impenitent heart will be judged. The works will be judged. The motives will be judged. There won't be any respect before God; but all will be judged by that Word, no one escaping it. Those who heard and wouldn't listen will be judged by what they heard.

Those that rested in it saying they believed it, but didn't live it, will be judged. Every secret will come out in the open and be shouted from the housetops. Oh, we will really understand history then. There won't be a mystery left from all the ages.

Brother Branham’s voice on the audio tapes is when he began to declare his message.

His healing and prophesying or discernment ministries were spectacular but that impressive supernatural display only attracted the small fish.

The third Pull was important. Opening the Word to reveal the mysteries.

Beyond the curtain of time he saw the preview or rehearsal of the opening of the Seals.

Thus he could reveal what will be seen when the Seals open in the future. Thus we have a revelation of the opening of the Seals although they will literally open after the Bride is in Heaven.

So brother Branham uses both the words “opening” and “revealed or revelation” interchangeably in our day. Having seen the Seals open in the vision, we can now say that we have a revelation of the opening of the seven Seals.

The book that was printed on the seven Seals is called "The Revelation of the Seven Seals".

Amos 3:7 says that God will not do something unless He first reveals it 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.

But do not mistake the revelation for being the event.

Six of the seven Seals have been revealed.

1963 08 03   INFLUENCE

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.

Thus the seventh Seal was never revealed.

The fourth Seal was not fully revealed as it did not sufficiently open to reveal the final Pope rider called Death. We do not know who he is as a man. So that Seal is only partly open.

The sixth Seal is revealed as the Tribulation. We know a little about it but the actual opening is done by the two prophets who interrupt nature in the Tribulation. If you think the sixth Seal is open then you should be able to command nature to produce flies, burning hail, earthquakes etc.

The seventh Seal remains a mystery, silence. We know it is linked to the Coming of the Lord. But we do not even have a revelation of how or when He comes.

If you do not get changed into a glorified body that can walk up into the air, then He is not coming for you anyway. So no, the seventh Seal is neither revealed nor opened nor has it happened.

We do have, to a certain extent, the revelation of the seven Seals as long as we remember that the revelation of the 7th Seal merely revealed that it is a total mystery.

That is the title of the book taken from the tapes that were preached on the seven Seals.

63-0324E THE  SEVENTH  SEAL
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.

We can thus claim that the six Seals have opened in as much as their symbols have been revealed.

63-0324E THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written. So we're at the end time; we are here.

But never forget that there will be a literal opening of the Seals in Heaven after the Bride has been caught up to heaven.

Yet the Bride will have a revelation or preview of the opening of the Seals.

How can we reconcile this?

By realizing that God will not do a major event without first revealing what He is going to do by giving a prophet a preview of what is to happen in the future.

Then we should know what to expect.

AMOS 3:7   Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

The revelation of the event comes before the event.

The obvious mistake is to think that the revelation is the event.

A prophet is a specially gifted man who can see visions of the future and thus be able to tell us what is to happen.

What is the difference between a revelation and the event?

The actual event will reveal far more insights and details and motives and agendas. The revelation will just give the outlines of the events that we need to guide our thinking.

Because we have a revelation of the opening of the Seals, brother Branham uses the words “open” and “reveal” interchangeably.

Please do not mistake the opening due to the revelation with the actual literal opening that happens later in Heaven.

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Notice, the very day when this messenger... Not when he starts on, but when he begins to declare his Message. See?

The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed.

No more, there is no more higher order to reveal the Word, than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be vindicated is by the Word.

And, remember, the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals, to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word. Do you see it?

It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place, that Jannes and Jambres, the impersonators, will appear again. Just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word, to say It; they appear to impersonate It. Just exactly right. Now you see what Matthew 24:24 is? See, anointed ones!

Anointed, talented message preachers who get the people to elevate and follow the man William Branham instead of following Jesus Christ, the Word.

Be careful of anointed preachers who build their beliefs on their interpretations of the quotes of brother Branham.

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The Bible said, in Malachi 4, what would happen today. Revelations 10, how the Seven Seals would be opened and reveal all these mysteries that's been hid through these reformers!

Amos 3:7  says that God reveals before He does anything.

God must first reveal the opening of the Seals before He actually opens them.

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Cause, the Word of the Lord comes to prophets only, never to theologians. It is to prophets. And the Lord said He did nothing, in His unchanging Word we just talked about, until first He shows His prophets. And the end time, them seven seals that this Bible has sealed up, the sevenfold mysteries of all of Christ, has to be revealed first, and it can only be brought to a prophet.

The end time is when the Seals have to be revealed. They were not revealed during the church ages.

63-0317   THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS

Along come the Pentecostal age, like the Lutheran age, and they run out on limbs. But still all right; don't say they wasn't right. They were, but there's loose ends left that can't be explained. But then in... Why? The Seals hasn't been broke to thoroughly reveal what these things are. See?

Because the Seals had not been broken during the church ages, they could not get a thorough revelation of what was going on. The reformers could only see a part of the picture.

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…but in the days of these Seals to be opened, "The mystery of God would be finished."

In other words, God would be known to His Church; not in three people, but as one Person. "The mystery of God would be revealed," and when that was completely revealed, then the seven mysteries would open to the Church

The Seals will only open when they can be completely revealed.

That was not possible during the church ages because the messengers only saw a part of the picture.

56-0617  REVELATION  BOOK  OF  SYMBOLS

And the world groaning, waiting today, people don't know the mystery of God. Why? They've not been taught the mystery of God.

The only thing they been taught, "join church, put your name on the book, be a good fellow, treat your neighbor right."

That's all right, but you must know the mystery of God.

No man can reveal it to you but the One that had the Book.

Belonging to a message church is not good enough if you do not understand the mysteries that are written in the Bible. Why did Jesus write twice in the sand? What was Jesus trying to explain to them?

How many Bible verses do we just ignore because we do not understand them?

61-0424  THE  GREATEST  NEWS  FLASH  IN  HISTORY

 We ought to have knowed that was Him. Why, it went all the way back in the Scripture. We... Didn't our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us along the road and opened up the Scripture?"

Said, "Fools and (He didn't... ) slow at heart to understand. Ought not Christ to have suffered and entered into His glory," as the Scripture said.

See, they knowed that was Jesus, because He lined straight with the Scriptures no matter what the others said.

And sooner the church gets to a place it'll line up with the Scripture teaching instead of trying to take some man-made theology, quicker you'll find the resurrected Christ.

That's right, my brother. God builds on no other foundation than what's already a laid by the apostles.

LUKE 24:27.    And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

:32   And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Expound means to explain and open up the mysteries.

Jesus followed the theme of Messiah and His sufferings all the way through the Bible.

That is how any doctrine is explained as all the Scriptures open up and describe the different events concerning His death and resurrection.

As they walked, the Scriptures opened to them as they went through the Bible. That is when their hearts burned within them.

Having followed the prophecies of Messiah through the Bible, then they were actually able to recognize Jesus when He opened their eyes.

LUKE 24:30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

:31    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

First the Scriptures had to be opened to them, only then could they recognize Him as their eyes were opened.