The Bride waits for the 7 Thunders

The Thunders will give us rapturing faith. But we can't be raptured without a new body. So we wait for the Thunders.

First published on the 9th of May 2020 — Last updated on the 16th of June 2021

First church searched the Scriptures daily to check Paul's words

Thanks to the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, popular film stars and sports stars were no longer asked for their opinions on the crisis.

The focus was on doctors and scientists who actually report on FACTS.

God is using this pandemic to try to teach us a lesson.

Forsake human opinions and manipulated quotes and focus on Bible facts, on what is written in the Bible.

The Message of William Branham has split into two groups, the wise and the foolish or fooled virgins.

The foolish virgins who are “in the message” (an unscriptural term) hunt for quotes to try to explain their interpretations of other quotes. They carefully ignore or are ignorant of, the quotes that contradict their quotes.

They are happy to make wild guesses when it suits them to cover up their lack of facts.

They seriously lack Scripture to support their viewpoint.

Bible-illiteracy is another worldwide pandemic, a spiritual virus.

What is woefully missing is the ability to link Scriptures together to explain their revelation.

They promote quotes above Scripture and elevate brother Branham to being the infallible “Voice of God” even though the Voice of God was not promised for the end time. With aggressive bluster, they dismiss the errors where brother Branham made mistakes and contradicted himself at times.

They are experts at "double-speak". Playing with words to pretend that contradictions do not contradict.

This is known as mental gymnastics but it does not produce truth.

They ignore the inconvenient fact that brother Branham does make mistakes at times.

But the Voice of God cannot make mistakes. So, they foolishly deny that he made mistakes.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

The church of the Laodiceans is described as being blind.  So prophecy is fulfilled.

Who is the Bride?

Message-believers who claim to follow brother Branham, forcefully insist that they alone are the Bride.

Competitive Christianity is then waged with all the aggressive hard-sell techniques of the marketplace.

The hardest part of dealing with message-believers is that they do not speak from Scripture but from quotes.

No Bible verse speaks of a “Message believer” or a “Message church”.

No Bible verse requires us to be “In the Message”.

Paul and the early apostles wrote the New Testament.

They wanted us to preach and teach from the written Scripture. That is the Voice of God. His Words. What God said.

II TIMOTHY 4:2   Preach the word;

But Paul warned us that if we disagree with him, we are accursed.  So, we have to be Scriptural. Or else!

GALATIANS 1:8   But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

No angel can change anything. That includes the seventh angel.

Perfect eyesight was known as 2020. So the year 2020 enabled us to see God's viewpoint of the church.

In 2020 all the message-churches were closed down by the coronavirus pandemic.

That was God’s opinion of the message-churches. Only fit to be closed down.

Their focus on trying to interpret quotes did not bring people back to Scripture.

On average, message-churches are very ignorant of what is written in the Bible.

When questioned on their carefully selected quotes in the light of other quotes that they have ignored, then their lack of clarity is bolstered by considerable vehemence. Dissenters become intimidated and do not dare to ask certain questions.

People read their own delusions into a quote.

The 2020 virus was God telling us to change.

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.


So, while people were forced to sit at home in lockdown, they should have had time to re-evaluate their beliefs. God wanted us to change.

The Jews were in lockdown just before the exodus.

God is expecting the Bride to do an exodus away from man-dominated opinions. God wants us to move towards being Scriptural in what we do and believe. He wants us to return to the early church beliefs.

The question we should keep asking is, “Did the early church believe what we believe?”.


You believe the word of man more than you believe the Word of God.

We are lazy. It is much easier just to follow a man's opinion rather than track down the truth in the Bible verses.


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 the Word's already been judged.

An idea is not true because brother Branham said so. It is only true if the Bible says so.


… hope He will crown my ministry of this, of letting me take the clothes of the Word, and dress His Bride in the clothes of the Word,

Your clothes are what people see of you.

Bible verses are what people should see from your beliefs.


"How you going to know what's right and wrong?"

Give it the Word test. That's the way to tell whether it's right or wrong. That's, just give it the Word test, see what it says about the Word. Any spirit, see what it says about the Word.

If it denies the Word, it's not of God. See? No matter what it is, if it denies the Word, it's not of God. Look, give it the Word test, and see what happens.

… "The two spirits would be so close, it'd deceive the very Elected..."

Brother Branham wanted us to become Bible believers who could never deny anything that is written in Scripture. Thus, we should only want to believe what is in Scripture.

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The original Bible faith is to be restored by the seventh angel.

The early church searched the Scriptures to check what Saint Paul was saying.

ACTS 17:10   And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

:11   These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Message-churches prefer to search the quotes to confirm their biased opinions.

Brother Branham’s ministry has produced two types of believers:

A Bride who wants him to reveal an understanding of the Bible mysteries to them, that they can prove from Scripture.

The foolish virgins who want to exalt him to the Godhead so that they can believe their interpretation of his quotes and ignore the hard work of studying and understanding the Bible.

The foolish virgins claim that William Branham is infallible.

This is a Roman Catholic doctrine because they say that the Pope is infallible. This doctrine was announced in 1870.

The Pope is the figurehead of the antichrist spirit.
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...some brethren up there that said that I sent them up there, and they're preaching that men should leave their wives and hunt for their spiritual mate, and that I am perfectly infallible. That there's nothing... And, oh, some of the awfullest things you ever heard.

Being infallible would make brother Branham another Pope. How awful.


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.

Only believe brother Branham when he tells you what is in the Bible.

The Bible must confirm the statements that he makes before they can be regarded as true.

Now, all these things I've said, if they don't jive with the Bible, or dovetail with God's Word, they're wrong, they're wrong,

Whatever brother Branham says can only be correct if it is Scriptural. If what he says is not Scriptural, then he is wrong.

An error must not be defended.

Once you say that wrong is right, then you are on a slippery path that requires you to call what is right, wrong.

You have to deny the Word or contradict the Word to defend your error.

ISAIAH 5:20   Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

Human opinion is darkness. Never say that human opinion is light. Never justify a mistake.


So, say I, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Don't you add one thing. Don't take, put your own ideas in It. You just say what is said on those tapes. You just do exactly what the Lord God has commanded to do. Don't add to It.

If you quote brother Branham, make sure you just say what is said on the tapes and do not modify his statements.

“I am infallible” is not on any tape. He never says that.

He said the exact opposite that calling him infallible was awful.

“The seven Thunders have uttered” is a modified quote.

That statement is not on any tape and thus must not be preached.

“The message is the Absolute”.

This is a modified or mutated quote that is not on any tape.

A mutated spiritual virus is very infectious and spreads rapidly. It is also very dangerous.

A lie is like a half-brick, you can throw it further.

Only Jesus and the King James Bible are the Absolute

Popes invented Catholic doctrines by combining pagan traditions with Christian names.

25 December, the birthday of the pagan sun god became the birthday of the Son of God.

This reminds us of Catholic mythology, which is called Christianity.

The airy nonchalance with which they make up the details as they go along.

It is just shamelessly invented.

We marvel at the richness of human gullibility.

Plunging into the fathomless abyss of self-delusion and fantasy.

This is the downfall of churches today. This is why there are 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations, reading from over 100 different versions of the English Bible. It is a complete spiritual swamp.

The message is important, not the messenger.

But the message points to Jesus Christ as the Absolute.

Brother Branham said that Jesus Christ must become the Absolute of the entire congregation.

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Stand with the Church who prayed with me and stood by me in times of trouble. Lord, I love them. And I offer my prayer, that they will look to You, Lord. May they look away from this mortal clay of a servant. May they look to Him Who is the Omnipotent, Who is. And we know, Lord, that we are finite. No matter who we are, we're still mortal.

But, not the messenger, but the Message. Grant it, Lord. That's where we point, to Jesus Christ the Son of God. Grant that He will be so real to every one here today, even to the little children, that He will become the Absolute of the entire congregation.

The message is to reveal Jesus, as the Absolute, in the pages of the Bible.


And if you're taking it on tapes or anything, then you stay right with that tape teaching. Don't say nothing but what that tape says. Just say just exactly what the tape says.

Repeat what brother Branham says when he is Scriptural.

But do not modify the quotes, such as claiming that "the seven Thunders have uttered".

There is no such quote.

Now let us put all these quotes together.

We must only believe what brother Branham says if it is Scriptural.

Then we must stay with what he says and not add to his revelation.

His message is to point us to Jesus until Jesus becomes our Absolute.

Brother Braham makes mistakes at times

Some quotes are wrong. Brother Branham gets his facts muddled up.

In the next quote, he says that Adam is the daddy of Cain because it was Adam who covered himself with fig leaves.

That is wrong. Adam never was the father of Cain.

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But Cain, in his stupid ways, not so stupid, but in his cunning ways, deceived, and brought in fruit. Abel kept the Word of God, he brought in a lamb. God said, "That's right, Abel, you've kept My Word."

"Cain, you knowed it wasn't... Where did I take some fig leaves like your daddy tried to do? You got a bunch of figs or grapes or apples or whatever you got here. And now your daddy took the leaves off the tree, to try to make an atonement, and here you try to bring the fruit off the tree." It wasn't that! It was blood from life.

GENESIS 3:7   And the eyes of them both [Adam and Eve] were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Adam and Eve came up with a man-made solution to sin. They sewed fig leaves together. Pathetic.

The foolish virgins are sewing quotes together to create man-made doctrines. Equally pathetic.

The foolish virgins are fooled into trying to justify errors. A pointless exercise.

Trying to say that mistakes are part of an Absolute message is merely an exercise in self-deception.

Completely fraudulent. It can only impress the severely brain-washed.

The Bride knows enough of the Bible to filter out the mistakes from the message.


"My sheep know My Voice." And the Voice of God is His Word.


Just those God called is the ones will hear it. "My sheep hear My Voice." That's right. They know the Voice of God. It speaks from the Word.

The Word of God calls the Bride.

The Bride will only be chosen if they remain faithful to the Word of God.

Speaking of Jesus, the Bible says

REVELATION 17:14   … and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

MATTHEW 20:16   … for many be called, but few chosen.

Few are chosen because the majority (the foolish virgins) did not stay faithful to the written Word.

LUKE 18: 8  Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

There will be little Bible faith in the end. People will just believe man-made fables.

ROMANS 10:17   So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Deception is based on claiming that brother Branham’s quotes are the Voice of God.


Oh, I tell you it pays you to listen to the voice of God, the still small Voice that speaks deep and rich. It attracts the attention of His people.

… We know the Bible is right; that's not my voice; that's God's voice, speaking


But the Word of God attracts the Bride of Christ.

...  While, the true Bride attracts the attention of God, by keeping His Word.

The Bride will use brother Branham’s quotes to understand Scripture.

But they only believe a doctrine because they can establish it just by linking up Bible verses.

Naturally, their Bible beliefs will agree with what was said on those quotes that explained the Bible.

The Bride thus uses the light of Scripture to illuminate or confirm their understanding.

By checking brother Branham’s quotes against Scripture, they can filter out any mistakes that he makes.

The foolish virgins, lacking the light of Scripture, build up their beliefs by carefully selecting certain quotes, and ignoring or rejecting other quotes. This is biased preaching. You cannot trust someone to find the truth if they are biased.

They then develop doctrines by splicing quotes together that move away from Scripture, and that cannot be proven just by using the Bible.

They condemn being Scriptural until being unscriptural seems normal. Then someone who is Scriptural will look strange.

In the absence of Bible evidence, message-churches put their opinions on a pedestal.

The foolish virgins develop their beliefs from selected quotes, but this process results in them adding to what brother Branham said and thus producing a statement of belief that he never said.

Such as, “The end-time prophet is the Son of man”. That is a fake quote.

Brother Branham came to reveal the Son of man in Scripture, not to be the Son of man.

Brother Branham was sent with a message to forerun the Second Coming of Christ.

The message was not sent to enable brother Branham to replace Christ.

Putting a man in the place of Christ is a Catholic spirit.


"In the very day that the Son of man is revealed." Revelations 10:1 to 7, read it when you get home, "the seventh angel's Message, opening up the Seals." What is it? Not the angel is the Son of man; but the messenger is revealing the Son of man. Can you get it separated now? That's where it seems to be so hard for you, you see. Not the Son of man, Himself; but the seventh angel, the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, because It's left the shuck.


Let us consider a simple contradiction of history dates.


April the 2nd, A.D. 30. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,


Or when they rejected Christ and killed Him in A.D. 33

These dates, in the same sermon, contradict each other.

His prediction of America being destroyed by 1977 turned out to be wrong.


Then I seen the United States as one smoldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end. (Then I've got in parenthesis: "I predict that this will take place." That's what the Lord showed, but "I predict this will take place before 1977.") Upon this prediction, I base, because of the onrushing slaught that's coming now, how fast that it was moving, how long it'll take till this nation meets its place.

God does not make wrong predictions.

So, the true Bride does not call brother Branham’s sermons the “Voice of God”.

The Bride looks to Scripture and calls him “the voice of the seventh angel”.

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.

Another factual error from history.


And Titus besieged the walls of Jerusalem in A.D. 96, and burnt the city.

Wrong. The date was AD 70.

Then message-pastors claim that a prophet cannot be corrected. Fake news.


Now, if you believe me to be His servant, if you think God is with me and helping me, and if my words ain't according to the Bible then you correct me, but if they are according to the Bible, and you believe me to be His servant:

During the Seven Seals sermons, brother Branham said seven times that 700 Jews did not bow the knee to Baalim in the days of Elijah. But when questioned on this, he readily admitted that he was wrong because the Bible said 7000.



Brother Branham, did you mean to say seven thousand who had not bowed their knee to Baalim, or seven hundred?

Seven thousand, I meant to say. Forgive me for that.

...  I just happened to say seven hundred. I didn't mean just seven hundred, I meant, you... I just didn't read it out of the Scripture. It just come to my mind while I was talking, and I just said seven hundred instead of seven thousand.

I make them mistakes all the time. I'm sure a dummy, so you forgive me. See? I didn't mean to do that.

He admits that he often makes mistakes. He did not check that number with the Scripture.

So, despite the existence of these and other obvious mistakes on the tapes, message pastors still foolishly insist that he is infallible and is the Word of God. Thus, they cannot filter out his mistakes.

They say his message is the Absolute. Despite him saying that Enoch walked with God for 500 years. The true answer is 365 years.

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Enoch walked with God five hundred years.

Not true.

GENESIS 5:23   And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:


... (three hundred and twenty-five years) finally came to Nicaea, France, where they had the great Nicene Council. And in there they formed these dogmas that the Catholic church has now, and also that's handed down to the Protestants.

And as I said it in the teaching this morning, each one of those church ages on up to that Thessalonica church age, the fifteen hundred years of dark ages, there was not one time but what He said, "You still have My name." And on this other side, they wasn't in Christ any more that come out in a denominational name: Catholic, Luther, Wesley, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, on down. But just before the closing of the age He said, "I've set before you an open door." See? And that's the age that we believe we are in right now, the open door age, between the last going out of the Laodicean church.

And it's exactly three hundred and twenty-five years to the Laodicean council.

Note the contradiction. 325 years to the Nicaean Council and also 325 years to the Laodicean Council. The Laodicean Council was actually in AD 363 - 364.

Nicaea has nothing to do with France. It is a city in Asia Minor, very close to Constantinople.

There never was a Thessalonica church age. He meant the Thyatira church age.

There were not 1500 years of Dark Ages. The Dark Ages ended around the year 1500.

So, you cannot just quote brother Branham like a parrot.

Check what he said, and if it is wrong, then correct him.

If you cannot recognize a mistake when you see one, then pray for God to anoint your eyes with eyesalve.

REVELATION 3:18   ... and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.


Show me one piece of literature that can write a verse hardly without contradicting itself, or write a verse or two. And the Bible does not contradict Itself anywhere. I've heard the old critics say that, but I have had an offer for him for a long time to show me where it's at. It isn't in here. It's just because the human mind is confused.

God's not confused. He knowed what He's doing.

So, if brother Branham at times gets his facts confused, then he cannot be the “Voice of God” while preaching.

During the discernment, when his voice says what he sees in a vision, then his voice is the voice of God because he is not even aware of what he is saying and God speaks by using his voice. His discernment visions never made a mistake.

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See, we as mortals, we can make mistakes. God can't. God's first decision is perfect. And the way He chose to do things, there can't be no other better way. He can't improve on it, because it's perfect to begin with. If it isn't, then He isn't infinite.

God cannot make a mistake. Brother Branham did make mistakes.

Thus, he cannot be God. He cannot be the Absolute. He was learning as He went along. Prophets made mistakes in the Bible because they were human, but that did not stop them from being prophets.

Br Branham told us what the 7 Thunders do, not what they say

To make it worse, the foolish-virgin message-pastors mutate and twist his quotes into statements that brother Branham never made.

One mutated-quote that has spread a lot of spiritual viruses is, “The seven Thunders have uttered”.

Brother Branham never said that.

If you think that you know what the seven Thunders are, you are busy building a bridge to nowhere.

Let us look at what he did say about the seven Thunders.


Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.

Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the seven seals.

So, if you want the revelation of the seven Thunders, you will find them revealed in the Seven Seals.

Before we look for the revelation of the seven Thunders in the Seven Seals sermons, let us consider five basic problem areas with the seven Thunders.

When do they utter?

What do they say?  What is their content?

What is their function or purpose?  What are they supposed to do?

Who do they utter to?

What kind of an event are they?


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

ANSWER.   No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that's what the thunders was about. They was to reveal... The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was... John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, "But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed."

In the Seven Seals brother Branham revealed what the seven Thunders are about.

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

He could not reveal their content, what they utter because that was never written.

Nobody can preach about what is not written.

REVELATION 5:1   And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Two sets of seals. One within and one on the backside.

The Book has mysteries that are written in it.  These written mysteries are sealed with Seven Seals. Six of these Seals are written in Revelation Chapter 6. The seventh angel revealed these six written Seals.

The Book also has hidden mysteries that are not actually written. These unwritten mysteries are sealed by seven Thunders that are also unwritten.

The seven Thunders are on the backside of the Book which can only be reached when all the mysteries in the Book have been finished. (It is as if the seven Thunders are written on the back cover). You only get there, right at the end. Not while you are revealing the mysteries that are written in the Book.

7 Thunders only utter after the written mysteries are finished


It's on the backside, when a Book is completed. Not did he say, "On the front side." He said, "On the backside," after It's all done, completed. Then, these Seven Thunders' voices is the only thing, that's stuck to the Book, that's not revealed. It's not even written in the Book.

… These [7 Thunder] 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." And immediately the Book, that was open and written within, is closed, "The mysteries of God is finished."

Brother Branham can only reveal the mysteries that are written in the Bible.

He cannot reveal the content of the 7 Thunders because that was never written.

Five months before he died, he still wanted to teach on the seven Trumpets, the seven Vials, and the seven Thunders. But he was never able to do so.

All these three topics remained a mystery.

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Now, in doing this, I have come here for the purpose of teaching the last Vials, last Seven Vials, and the last Seven Trumpets, and the last Seven Thunders, of the Book of Revelation, tying them together in this hour that we're now living; to follow the opening of the Seven Seals, the Seven Church Ages. So, we couldn't get room to do it.

At the end of that month, with only four months to go, he still wanted to speak on the seven Thunders.

Thus, he had never fully revealed them, having only told us what their function was.

But he seems to link them to great hideous things.


And last week's tapes, I think, will reveal to you the great hideous things that we're going to speak on one of these days when we can get a place sufficient, of the opening of those last plagues to be poured out upon the earth, those Vials, rather, pouring out of the Vials, and the Seven Thunders, and those hideous sights that's coming upon the earth. Man now, and people today, are in such a neurotic condition; the whole world!


Now someone has been, many has been saying to me, and theologians said, "Brother Branham, if the Lord God..." Said, With your experience, that the Lord has given you for His people," humbly saying this, said, "you would be eligible to write a Bible yourself, your Word, if God has manifested."

I said "That might be true." See, he was trying to catch me. See? And I said, "But, you see, I couldn't do that."

Brother Branham cannot be the Word of God.

He said, "Why couldn't you? You have all the qualifications."

I said, "But, you look, one word cannot be added or taken away." See?

And he said, "Well, then, them seven thunders, you see," said, "wouldn't them seven thunders blasting out, won't that be a Revelation be give to some man?"

I said, "No, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking Something from It."

The 7 Thunders will not be a clever revelation that some man will get.

… It's all revealed in There, and the Seven Seals opened up the revelation of what That was. That's what it was. See, it's still in the Word. You see, you can't get out of that Word. It won't leave the Word.

All we can know about the seven Thunders was revealed in the Seven Seals.

Let us search through the Seven Seals sermons.

The seven Thunders will be a series of staggering, unexpected events.

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But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries.

… Don't write it at all, John, 'cause they'll stagger over it. Just let it go. (See?) But I'll reveal it in that day when it has need to done."

The seven Thunders will be so unexpected and unusual that we will stagger over them.


He spoke of it here and showed those Seven Thunders. And Look and Life …

Life magazine then packed that Circle of a Cloud and Light there that they could not understand, and don't know it yet. But here telling, "Go there and wait for these mysteries to be revealed," and here months before it happened, and then it happened at exactly the way He said it would do. Did you notice in that picture? Even that Angel on the right, when He was being materialized, coming down, with His wings back and His head setting sideways, there it is right there in the picture, just exactly.

Brother Branham linked the seven Thunders to the seven angels that formed the cloud of 1963 in northern Arizona at the city of Flagstaff. Those angels stayed at 42 kilometers in height for the 28 minutes that they were visible just after sunset.

But here, he describes the cloud as if it is formed by angels that were coming down.

He also thought that the cloud stayed at that great height, hanging in the sky. That was correct


There It is, hanging in the sky; so far, there is no humidity, no moisture or nothing to make a fog. How could they come there? It was the Angels of God returning back, after their Message.

Now he says that the angels formed the cloud after they had returned back up into the sky after speaking to him. That is incorrect. The angels spoke to him on 8 March, and the cloud was photographed on 28 February. Two separate events that were 8 days apart.

But he also mistakenly thought that the cloud was the angels coming down to him eight days later on 8 March 1963, at 8 0'clock in the morning, when he was hunting near Sunset Peak. He thought that he had stood under the cloud.


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

This is impossible. The angels came down to him at 8 o’clock in the morning on 8 March 1963, at Sunset Peak. The cloud was photographed 8 days before just after sunset, north of Flagstaff city, about 200 miles away.

Then, again, he changed his mind and thought that the cloud went up.


That's exactly the wings of that Angel as it went up. See, as it... So they started taking the pictures because it was so mysterious. But when the last picture, when It formed Itself into the skies and so forth, this is it as Look here packed it. You see how it rose up just as they begin to see it, you see. And there comes the real main and last picture, when it formed.


Then when that went up, the big observatories from way down in California, plumb down in Mexico, over Tucson, everywhere, taking the picture of It. It was a mysterious sight. Brother Fred Sothmann there, sitting right back there, and I and Brother Gene Norman, standing right there present when it went up. They took the picture, still they don't know what about it.

The cloud was photographed on 28 February 1963, the day before the hunting season opened. Clouds above the 20-kilometer height are invisible against the background glare of the blue sky during daylight hours. The cloud was 42 kilometers high, and thus invisible in daylight.

The cloud never came down, nor did it go up. It stayed at that height for the 28 minutes that it was visible.

So, brother Branham had these facts wrong.

But a very serious lack of evidence that he was unaware of and thus never able to consider was the fact that there were two clouds, about 20 miles apart.

This was only visible from Winslow which was in the path of the clouds moving from west to east.

Brother Branham never saw the cloud and thus, his comments that it rose up in the air or came down from on high were just guesses that were not true. These quotes were wrong.

Thinking that he stood under the cloud was a serious mistake. The cloud was near Flagstaff. He was in Tucson, 200 miles south on 28 February 1963.

The angels who held the mystery of the seven Thunders formed the cloud, but all they said to him was that he must go back to Jeffersonville and preach the Seven Seals.

In there would be clues about what the seven Thunders are going to do.


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

The seven Thunders is a great mystery as it is linked to the greatest mystery, the coming of the Lord.

The mystery of the Coming of the Lord cannot be revealed. Thus the seven Thunders that reveal this great mystery, must also remain a mystery themselves.


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

The seven Thunders can only utter after brother Branham has finished revealing the mysteries of the written Word.

But brother Branham preached his last sermon in December 1965, and died in the same month.

So, the seven Thunders remain a mystery.

Let us see what he said about the 7 Thunders in the Seven Seals.

Then we will know their function. What it is that they have to do.

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But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it's right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven-thunder mystery. So, you see, it's connected together.

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. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it's right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it's connected together.

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.

He makes it clear that the Thunders is a hidden mystery that nobody understands. Why?

The 7 Thunders reveals the mystery of the Coming of the Lord.

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… the Seventh Seal was left out; because (You see?), Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming. But there'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

The Thunders have 7 voices and they will reveal when the Lord is Coming. That is their purpose.

Thus, the Thunders can only utter right at the end.

… the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

… 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 unwritten Thunders hold the mystery of the unwritten 7th Seal.

What is not written cannot be known to us. Nobody can tell you what the seven Thunders uttered.

If you think you know what they uttered, then you have been fooled.

The mystery is way too deep for us.

Brother Branham looked for an interpretation of these strange events.

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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.

… and there's one thing that I cannot interpret, because it's in an unknown language.

The interpretation of the vision was in an unknown language. Impossible to understand.

None of us have the faintest clue what this is all about.

We must be careful about people’s speculations in their attempts to sound wise about the seven Thunders.

Fake news and misinformation spread easily.

A lie is like a virus it can keep spreading further.

The purpose or function of the Thunders can be revealed.

Their content or what they uttered was not revealed.

We do not know what they uttered. We do not even know what kind of event they will be.

The 7 Thunders also utter to the two Jewish prophets

The seven Thunders utter to both the Bride and to the Jewish prophets, Moses and Elijah.

So the purpose of the Thunders is to give out great supernatural power.

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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. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God.

The seven Thunders will also utter to the two Jewish prophets to give them their power to interrupt nature.

Elijah will produce a drought of 3.5 years.

Thus, the seven Thunders will utter around the time when the church is caught up, and the Gospel then goes to the Jews.


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.

Notice the double ministry of the Angel when He comes down.

The church is fixing to be raptured and He is also coming to the Jewish prophets. They move on into their supernatural ministry as soon as the church has been raptured.

The seven Thunders is a time of immense supernatural power.

The true church or Bride is shown how to receive their new immortal bodies and the two Jewish prophets receive their supernatural power over nature, that they will start to use as soon as the Bride is raptured.


… 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.

Get this timing right.

The Seven Seals first have to be completely revealed. Then after that, the Angel comes down.

Only then can the seven Thunders utter.

But the seventh Seal was never revealed.


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

So, brother Branham never opened the Seventh Seal. It remains a total mystery.

The 7 Thunders will react on the Bride like vigorous shock therapy

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

God sees the Bride as dead.

Message-churches think very highly of themselves. But God does not share that opinion of them.

Part of the reason for the 2020 coronavirus pandemic was to close down all the message-churches.

The message pastors had to stay at home while doctors, nurses, the army, and politicians tackled the dangerous virus.

The seven Thunders will be a wake-up call that will give the true Bride a supernatural revival.

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… 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 …

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

All the mysteries have to be revealed before the seven Thunders can utter.

Brother Branham only finished revealing the mysteries in December 1965.

The seven Thunders could not have uttered before then.

We can't get rapturing faith in our present bodies

We can only get raptured in our new bodies.

So, in order to get raptured we first need the 7 Thunders to show us how to change these bodies in new immortal bodies that have no blood. The Holy Ghost will flow through our veins and we will be forever young.

Certain message people who claimed to have rapturing faith over the last 40 or so years have sadly died. That proved the error of that doctrine.

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

The Thunders will show the Bride how to prepare for being caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

… But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it'll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out. We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we've watched everything. We've seen the mysteries of God. We've seen the appearing of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there's something in there that we just can't lighten ourself with.

There are still mysteries to be puzzled out.

Faith for the rapture can only come when we are in a new body. This body cannot be raptured.

So, if the Thunders are to give us faith for the rapture, they must reveal how to change this body of flesh into an immortal body.

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… And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith;

because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it.

There's something we've got to step farther; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth,

Our present faith is not good enough.

Message pastors have been preaching Rapturing Faith from the Seven Thunders for about 50 years now, and nobody has been raptured.

Obviously, their timing is very wrong.

We have to go a step further. We have to get into a new body to receive rapturing faith.

We need something supernatural to change our bodies.

We do not need a clever sermon that leaves us in this body of flesh when it is over.

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If it's coming time that the revelation of the Seven Thunders will be revealed to the Church, how to go, I don't know.

…  Is the mystery all finished? Has the sounding all over? Is that really them Seven Thunders, fixing to utter out something, that the little group that is gathered together will receive a Rapturing Faith, to go in the Rapture when He comes?

We need better insight into Scripture.

Only the Bible can teach us how to get ready for the Coming of the Lord.

The Angel does not come to open the Book. He comes BECAUSE the Book is open.

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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.

What if it is something to let us know how to enter into the Rapturing Faith?

So, the Angel can only come down when brother Branham has finished his message.

The Angel will come down because the mysteries have been revealed to the Bride.

The Angel did not come down to reveal the mysteries to brother Branham.

The mystery will only be complete when the Bride members are all able to prove what they believe from Scripture.

John never wrote what the Thunders said.

Thus, you can have a revelation of what the function or purpose of the Thunders is.

What it is that they have to do, like giving the Bride rapturing faith and giving supernatural power to the two prophets to Israel.

But we have absolutely no idea what the content of the Thunders is, what they actually utter.

Thus, we have no idea what kind of an event or events that the Thunders will be.

Do the Thunders utter from Heaven or from the earth?

We do not know.

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

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The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery.

Do the Thunders utter from earth or in heaven?

Two quotes say two different things.

Thus we do not know for sure. We would just be guessing. The seven Thunders remain a mystery.

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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.

Nobody can tell you what the seven Thunders are, nor what they utter or say.

REVELATION 19:12  He had a name written, that no man knew

No man knows the new name of Jesus.

Now we come to a specific test to see if the Thunders have uttered or not.

The seven Thunders will reveal the new name of Jesus.

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

True to form, message-pastors have speculated and come up with a variety of new names. They have to do this to justify their belief that the seven Thunders have uttered.

However, there is one serious problem that they have overlooked.

Jesus returns in Revelation Chapter 19 with a new name that no person knows.

REVELATION 19:12   … and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Thus, nobody knows His new name.

Anybody saying that they know the new name is a deceiver. We are not allowed to guess what we think the new name is.


"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.

The Catholic spirit is infiltrating the message-churches as they do away with Scripture.

The Roman Catholic church was the first church to move away from Scripture.

“The message is infallible”.

This is a Roman Catholic spirit. Since 1870 the Pope has claimed to be infallible.

“William Branham is the Son of Man”.

In other words, he stands in the place of Christ. This is a Roman Catholic spirit.

The Pope calls himself “Vicarius Christi” and thus claims to stand in the place of Christ.

These are two fake quotes that brother Branham never said, but they are overspreading the message-churches.


And notice the overspreading of abomination to make desolation, the overspreading of abomination... What is abominations? "Filthiness." See? To make desolate, what is that? "To do away with." The overspreading of this to do away with that. See? The overspreading of that Roman power to conquer all the sleeping virgins, Jews and all... We'll all be Roman or we won't be nothing.

Misinterpreting quotes means that they cannot be linked to the relevant Bible verses.

They then do away with the need to agree with Bible verses.

Human opinions overspread and capture the imagination.

Brother Branham’s quotes replace Scripture.

Welcome to the Roman Catholic spirit. The message-churches are thus part of the sleeping foolish virgins.

They have been conquered by the aggressive Roman power that forsakes Scripture as the white horse rider of religious deception goes forth conquering.

So, what does the Bible say about the seven Thunders?

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:

This description of the Angel does not match the description of the 1963 cloud.

No face was visible in the original Tucson Observatory photograph.

A face only appeared in a photostat that was made of this photograph.

This mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down to raise the dead.

A year after the cloud was photographed and brother Branham speaks of the mighty Angel in the future tense.

So the Cloud was not the mighty Angel.

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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 will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you will go in.

The voice of the Archangel is to raise the dead.

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:

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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.

One month before he died, and brother Branham was still looking for the Archangel to come down.

He was still looking for the single Thunder that opens the first Seal.

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

The Angel does not come down to open the Book. He comes down because the Book has been opened.

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,

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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.

He only comes down after the Book has been opened.

Earth and sea are where the saints from the seven church ages have been buried.

The 7 Thunders utter after the New Testament resurrection

REVELATION 10:3   And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

The final triumphant roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He comes down to raise the dead from the seven church ages.

“Cried with a loud voice”. The voice of the Archangel.

The word “cried” is linked to the resurrection.

"Cried with a loud voice" ...  and "when he had cried" are repeated in the Gospels.

First, the resurrection of Lazarus.

JOHN 11:43   And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

So the seven Thunders utter just after the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

When Jesus died, the Old Testament saints were resurrected just after His 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.

But the secret of what the seven Thunders uttered was never written and thus cannot be known in advance.

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.

We cannot interpret what is not written in the Bible. Trying to do that is a complete delusion.

The Thunders Doctrines can introduce a wrong spirit

MARK 3:17   And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

LUKE 9:52   And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

:53     And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

:54     And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

:55     But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

The sons of thunder were anxious to destroy anyone who did not receive Jesus.

This was not a good spirit.

Beware of modern-day Thunders-believers. They may have the same spirit.


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