Compare the 4 Gospels at the Empty Tomb Part1



Matthew stresses the 7 Gentile church ages while Mark emphasizes the seventh and last Gentile church age

First published on the 18th of April 2022 — Last updated on the 26th of April 2022

Matthew and Mark speak of the Lion and the Ox


We compare the 4 Gospels on resurrection Sunday.

Revelation Chapter 4 shows four beasts around the throne of God that give us different insights into the Plan of God.

The four Gospels are symbolized by the four beasts around the throne of God.

REVELATION 4:2   And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

REVELATION 4:6   … and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Eyes speak of intelligence. They are full of eyes, they know exactly what is going on.

Full of eyes before means they know the future. Full of eyes behind means they know the past.

REVELATION 4:7   And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

The Lion is the king of the beasts. The Calf grows into an Ox which is a strong servant. Then a Man or kinsman who is one of us, and an Eagle that gets up into the air like the Spirit of God with His piercing insight.

The four beasts represent four of the main ministries of Jesus.

As the Lion, He is the King.

As the Ox, He is the Servant Who carries our sins far away.

He is also the ideal Man. Our Kinsman.

As the Eagle, He is God Himself.

Things can get baffling because Jesus is the King Who is the Servant. That is most unusual. He is also the Man Who is God. That is even more unusual.

We can also picture the four Gospels as being the heart of God’s Plan to save humanity.

The heart represents God's love for humanity, also for you and me as individuals.

Matthew shows Christ as the King. Mark shows Christ as the Servant. Luke shows Christ as the ideal Man. John shows Christ as God Himself.

These four Gospels can be pictured as standing around the Book of Acts which is really the Acts of the Holy Ghost in the early church.

In this study, we consider the one or two angels that were seen at the empty tomb.

Why the difference? Is it one angel or two angels?

The differences in the Gospels unfold a deeper message that applies to us in the end time.

It is only at the end time that we will understand the mysteries of Scripture.
DANIEL 12:9   And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

:10   Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

An interesting analysis is to consider Matthew as representing Jesus as the King of all seven Gentile church ages.

The mighty angel of the Lord and an ordinary angel are seen in Matthew. But they are seen one at a time, not together.

The mighty Angel of the Lord is Jesus Christ coming in the form of the Archangel to roll away the stone and reveal an empty tomb. This allowed people to enter the tomb and see that the resurrection had happened. The early church of the first church age spread the news of the resurrection to the Jews and then mainly to the Gentile peoples.

The mighty Angel of the Lord is also referred to in Revelation Chapter 10 and Daniel Chapters 10 and 12.

Then Matthew, subtly and almost unnoticed, changes the scene and refers to another ordinary angel who represents the seventh angel to the last church age of the Laodiceans. This refers to the ministry of the Gentile prophet William Branham from America who came to reveal the hidden mysteries of the Bible.

Matthew covers a broad picture from the resurrection of Jesus that established the New Testament truth of the first church age to the last church age messenger who has to restore us back to their original truth. Matthew covers the full sweep of the seven church ages, from the first (Alpha) to the last (Omega) of the church ages.

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

Christ, as the beginning and the ending, is King of all seven church ages. The Almighty.

He is not the unscriptural "Second Person of the Godhead".

REVELATION 1:8    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

REVELATION 1:11Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:

 

The Gospel of Mark seems to put the emphasis on the Gentiles in the last church age.

One angel messenger informs the Gentiles of what they need to know.

This is an ordinary angel. He is NOT the mighty angel of the Lord.

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

Elias is Greek.

After the death of John the Baptist, Jesus promises that Elijah (Hebrew) the prophet must come at the last church age to restore the Gentile church back to the beliefs of the first church age.

Mark emphasizes Jesus as the Servant. So Mark teaches us how to effectively serve God.

Mark only mentions the one Gentile angel.

This tells us that a servant only serves in his specific church age and is not responsible for the broad sweep of 2000 years of church history. A servant cannot affect the past. Thus Mark writes in a way that applies to our last church age so that our eyes can open as to how we must serve God at the end.

Our main responsibility today is to get back to what the early church believed.

God deals with the church and the Jews separately


Luke and John seem to put the emphasis on two ordinary angels. These represent the two angel messengers, Moses and Elijah, to the 144000 Jews in the 3½ years of great Tribulation.

The Jewish Tabernacle had a 7-branched candlestick for the Gentile seven church ages.

Then it has a Table of Shewbread with 12 loaves for the 12 tribes of Israel that will produce the 144000 Jews that accept Christ in the time of great Tribulation.

7 and 12 are thus key numbers in God's Plan.

7 and 12 are also the number of baskets of rejected bread scraps that the disciples collected after feeding the 4000 and 5000 Jews.

The Gospel is the Bread of Life.

The rejected bread fragments represent the Gospel that the Jews rejected. It was collected by the disciples as the New Testament and delivered to the Gentiles during the seven church ages. Then the rejected Gospel will go back to the Jews, the 12 tribes of Israel, during great Tribulation.

The backbone connects the head to the body.

Christ is the Head.

The first 7 vertebrae form the neck, the next 12 vertebrae are attached to the ribs.

Christ connects to the Gentile church through 7 church ages. Then He connects to the 12 tribes of Israel to redeem the 144000. After that He will connect to the unsaved people who never heard the Gospel and who survived Armageddon. That will enable them to go into the Millennium or 1000 years of peace. They will be the nations that are ruled by the Bride.

There are certain rules for Bible interpretation:


  1. Every word in the King James Bible is important. There are no errors.

MATTHEW 4:4   But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

2. Revelation is progressive as insights keep adding more insights. Thus revelation builds on revelation.

EPHESIANS 3:5    Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

II THESSALONIANS 2:6   And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

PSALM 145:15   The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

3. There are THREE groups of saved people.

The Bride, the foolish virgins who are saved but fooled by the churches, the 144000 Jews.

4.  Each Gospel shows Jesus with one of four characteristics. A Lion. An Ox. A Man and an Eagle.

MATTHEW 25:1   Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

:2   And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

A virgin is a clean woman, representing saved people in the church.

The foolish virgins were fooled by their church leaders and woke up too late. They were not allowed into the Wedding Supper but were doomed to die in great Tribulation. They will be spared on Judgement Day because they were saved before great Tribulation started.

MATTHEW 25:10   And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Christ is off the Mercy Seat when He comes to fetch His Bride. Thus no Gentiles can get saved during great Tribulation time. That is when Jesus turns to the 144000 Jews.

REVELATION 7:4    And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

God blinded the Jews so that the Gentile church could come into the Plan of God.

ROMANS 11:25      For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 

"Wise in your own conceits".

As soon as we Gentiles start to succeed we easily get swollen heads and think that we are something. However, we can only accept the New Testament because God blinded the Jews at Calvary so that we could get saved.

But their blindness is only "in part" and God will open their eyes one day so that the 144000 can accept Him.

So, the Gospel is not about our self-importance. The Bible is not a self-help Book.

The Bible is all about God and His Plan.

The first church age truth got lost in the Dark Ages


The first church had the truth that was delivered to them by the apostles.

Then, after the last apostle John died about AD 100, they began to elevate human leaders and proceeded to lose the truth by the fourth church age.

The second church age had much truth but Bishops were taking over the church By AD 170.  One-man church leaders lose the truth, they cannot create truth.

During the second church age, the pagan Roman Empire persecuted and killed the Christians. This scattered the Christians and tended to keep the church groups small. This protected them from dictatorial church leaders rising up.

Thus the Lion age of truth only lasted for the first two church ages.

The Gospel of Matthew tends to emphasize the start of the 7 church ages that had the apostolic truth for the first two church ages of the Lion age.

Matthew also includes the end of the seventh church age that is restored back to the original apostolic truth.

Thus Matthew as the Lion of Judah, the great King, focuses on the first church that had the apostolic truth. The second-age Christians were persecuted by political pagan Rome and thus stayed close to the truth. After that, only the seventh age will be able to get back to the truth of the first age.

This is the great mystery of God. The fact that the last age must go back to the beliefs of the first age.

REVELATION 10:7   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound,

mystery of God should be finished

 as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

This will not happen in the "days of the seventh angel". That was 1933 - 1965 when brother Branham preached the mysteries of God. He could prove the truth from Scripture. But us Bride members could not. Many followers were fooled into just trying to interpret quotes in different ways (which is why there are over 100 different types of message-churches) instead of using the quotes to interpret Scripture.

The Bible says, in the "days of the VOICE of the seventh angel".  After his death, his recorded sermons spread the truth worldwide.

But his ministry will only achieve its goal when the Bride individuals will be able to prove the truth from Scripture for themselves. For almost sixty years they have focused on misinterpreting quotes to produce over one hundred different variations of the message.

After 1966 the true Bride, though few, began to use his recorded voice, which was also put into print, in order to understand the Scriptures. The printed word is also called a voice.

ACTS 13:27   For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

The "shout" is the message that revealed the truth of Scripture.

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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The first thing comes, when He starts descending from the Heaven, there's a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together. A Message comes forth, first. Now, lamp-trimming time, "Rise and trim your lamps."

The "shout" was actually not brother Branham proving the message of the revelation of the Bible mysteries from Scripture.

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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 he was looking for the shout in the future.

So, the "shout" will be when the individual Bride members are able to prove brother Branham's doctrines from the written Word of God. These doctrines must also restore us back to what the first church age believed.

Christ only stood in the midst or middle of the candlesticks.

Thus, only the first church age is guaranteed. Not the seventh age.
REVELATION 1:13   And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

By AD 325, in the third church age, the Council of Nicaea forced the unscriptural Trinity and Good Friday onto the churches. By AD 350 Pope Julius I had introduced the unscriptural Christmas on the unscriptural 25 December which was copied from the birthday of the pagan Roman sun god. Paganism was married into the Roman Catholic church.

These unscriptural ideas killed the desire for what is written in the Bible.

By AD 606 the Pope ended the third church age by calling himself the Universal Bishop and claiming that everyone must be subject to him.

The Bible is the Light. If you fiddle with a light bulb it will go out. Becoming unscriptural made the third church age get Dark. Spiritually it was a Dark Age that got darker as unscriptural ideas like Lent, Easter eggs, sprinkling babies, and replacing the name of Jesus Christ with the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost entered the church.

Having killed the desire for Bible truth in the third church age the Roman Catholic Church then killed tens of millions of opponents in the 900 years of the fourth church age that only ended in 1520 with Martin Luther's Reformation in Germany. The Bible was banned during this age to produce another Dark Age.

First, the truth was slaughtered then the people were slaughtered like an Ox.

The 1200 years spent slaughtering the truth of Scripture as well as slaughtering all opponents of the Catholic Church in the third and fourth church ages gave the young calf plenty of time to grow into a strong Ox that could endure the brutal persecution.

Mark tends to emphasize the Ox age where the truth went lost after the Roman Emperor Constantine captured the Roman Catholic Bishop of Rome in AD 312 by giving him the beautiful Lateran Palace as his seat of authority.

This Lateran Palace is built on the Caelian hill which is one of the original seven hills that Rome was built on.

REVELATION 13:1    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

:2   ... and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Constantine also bribed the Roman Bishop with huge sums of money. The Roman Catholic Church was thus bought by a ruthless politician.

The Roman Church that had been persecuted now had the political backing of the Roman Emperor. Within 100 years the previously persecuted Roman Catholic Church would become the persecutor of its opponents.

REVELATION 17:9   And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

Constantine stopped persecuting the Christians. Bishops became well-paid heads of the churches. Ambitious men began to rise up as leaders because the Roman Catholic church organization grew big with the political backing of the Roman Emperors.

When the Roman Catholic Church ruled Europe, historians called it the Dark Ages.

The truth begins to get restored


The Gospel of Luke deals with the restoration of the truth of Justification and Sanctification.

This was the Man age when human wisdom and scholarship were blessed.

The King James Bible was translated between 1604 and 1611 and checked for over 160 years until it was finally published in 1769.

In 1520 Martin Luther began the 5th church age by preaching Justification. We are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Around 1750, when the industrial revolution was starting, John Wesley in England preached Sanctification and outreach. Once you are saved, you have to live holy. This led to the great missionary age.

These great men established the basics of salvation and holiness by using their human wisdom to understand certain parts of the Bible.

These four church ages had little Bible truth. Ages 3 and 4 saw the truth was getting lost. Ages 5 and 6 were slowly in the first stages of getting the truth restored. The unscriptural Trinity dominated all four of these ages which stopped anyone from becoming strictly Scriptural.

Parts of the Bible were understood but many other parts of the Bible remained hidden from them. It would require a prophetic insight rather than human effort and study to understand prophecy and church history.

Luke's Gospel coincides with the two left-hand candlesticks representing the 5th and 6th church ages. Human efforts and scholarship were sufficiently blessed by God during that Man age, so that they established salvation, holiness, and outreach. They also were guided by God as to which manuscripts were to be translated and what words were to be used in the translation of the King James Bible.

Modern-day translations of the Bible fall flat because God is no longer blessing human scholarship. That is why we have over 100 versions of the English Bible today, all different. God has moved on to the Eagle age where He blesses the unfolding revelation of the mysteries of the written Word.

We cannot change the meaning of the King James Bible words today. We have to join the various Bible verses together until we get a picture or a revelation of the topic. We need a deeper insight into the symbols and the patterns of the Bible.

It requires an inspired prophet to do that.

The Gospel of John gives insights into the seventh church age as well as the restoration of the Jews during great Tribulation time.

He presents Christ as the Eagle with His power and piercing insights. The Eagle flies high enough to get a spiritual insight that joins the Old and New Testaments together.

Paul was the master tent maker who knew how to sew Law and Grace together.

We must get back to what Paul taught.

Brother Branham once went beyond the curtain of time to see his converts in Heaven.

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[The converts] said, "He [Christ] will come to you, and He will question you on the Gospel that you preached, because you were borned a leader."
And then, and I said, "Well, will Paul have to stand the same judgment by it?"
"Sure."
I said, "Then if Paul makes it, I will too,

because I preached the same thing he did,

without compromising on one word."
And all them people screamed out, "We are resting assured on that."

The converts of brother Branham were resting on the fact that his revelations had restored them to the teachings of Saint Paul.

The seventh church age started in 1904 in Wales and 1906  in Azusa Street in Los Angeles, America.

The Pentecostal revival restored the gifts of the Holy Spirit as the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

But they never accepted the revealed mysteries of Scripture that brother Branham taught.

So Pentecost made a great impression in the supernatural but lost direction as far as truth is concerned. Today they just form part of the 45000 different denominational and other types of churches that all say different things yet each claims to be right. It has become a real spiritual swamp.

All the saved Christians in these thousands of different types of churches form the foolish virgins who have been fooled by the unscriptural beliefs of their pastors. Nowhere in the New Testament was pastor called a shepherd and nowhere in the New Testament was a pastor made the head of a church.

As a result, there is no prophecy or parable concerning the end-time church that says anything good about the end-time church. Thus the foolish virgins form the church. It is the wise virgins who form the Bride.

The next diagram shows how thousands of churches have actually lost truth by getting involved in politics and money-making and man-made doctrines. They are getting tangled up in an unscriptural 7-year tribulation and thinking that the Beast is a politician from Europe or the Middle East or North Africa. They even think that they serve God by refusing to have the anti-virus vaccine. Some even call the vaccine the Mark of the Beast, forgetting that the Beast was there back in the days of the apostle John, 2000 years ago.

Political involvement by the churches adds to the confusion. Kirill, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Russian church in Moscow blesses the invasion of Ukraine in 2022 by Russia. The Archbishop of Canterbury condemns President Putin for that invasion.

Demonstrating the supernatural is not a guarantee of being right with God.

MATTHEW 7:21   Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

:22    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

:23    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

It is not enough to have the power of the Spirit of God, we must also have the truth.

JOHN 4:24   God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Pentecost made a great start but failed when they refused to move on and accept the truth of the revealed mysteries that brother Branham brought.

Message churches that rely on splicing different quotes together have made the same mistake. They have also been unable to prove their beliefs from Scripture alone.

The Will of God today is to know that a prophet came to take us back to the revealed mysteries of Scripture that were once believed by the early church. We will know more details from history but the outline of the doctrine has to agree with the first church.

This is what the Bride should be doing.

We do not stop at the seventh church age which God condemns because he stands outside the church door and knocks.

REVELATION 3:14   And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;

REVELATION 3:20   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:

We must take the quotes of brother Branham and use them to give us an understanding of Scripture.

Only by doing that can we get back to the first church age beliefs.

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

The evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism today is your ability to understand the revealed mysteries of the Bible that God is making known to us.

Revelation is progressive. It keeps unfolding deeper. It does not stand still.

If an eagle stops, then it drops.

This is God's Will for our age. The Eagle quotes must be established in Scripture so that we can agree with the original Lion age.

At the end we must see Jesus only. He stood as the Word of God in the middle candlestick of the first church age. He is the Lion of Judah.

REVELATION 1:13   And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,

No man can stand in the shoes of Jesus. John, the great apostle who wrote five Books of the Bible, fell at His feet as dead.

Differences in the Gospels reveal a deeper meaning


There is a difference in the time and the number of women that went to the tomb as recorded by Matthew and Mark.

MATTHEW 28:1    In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

"In the end" implies some time period for the process or transition to happen.

The transition from night to day as the sun begins to rise.

MATTHEW 13:40   As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

The church organizations and denominations are gathering the saved people together and binding them into submission to man-made church traditions. Their fate is to miss the Coming of the Lord and then be thrown into the fire of great Tribulation which will last for three-and-a-half years.

So, "in the end" has indicated a time period for the process of binding and burning of the saved foolish virgins. They undergo a transition where they put Jesus first in their lives in order to get saved, according to the Word of God. Then they slowly take their eyes off Jesus as the Word because they put their faith in their church pastors who teach them unscriptural doctrines. After a while they are fooled into thinking that the Bible has mistakes and contradictions. So they end up refusing to criticize their church or pastor but are happy to criticize portions of the Bible that disagree with what their pastor says.

 

"At the end" would be a moment in time when something had finished.

EXODUS 12:41   And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

The 430 years were finished.

At the end, on a precise day, the Jews left Egypt.

 

The Gospel of Mark refers to a later time when the sabbath is over and the sun has risen. Mark also mentions 3 women.

MARK 16:1
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

In Matthew, the night was in the process of ending as the sun was starting to rise.

Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James were walking towards the sepulchre.

Two women indicate that only two church ages find the full truth. The first church age and the 7th church age. Matthew covers all seven church ages because He describes Christ as King, the Lion of Judah.

Only the first age and the last age are important as far as truth is concerned.

In Mark, the sabbath was past so this is a little later when they are joined by Salome as they walk along.

Mark describes the Ox of service.

Three women represent the restored truth from the 5th, 6th, and 7th church ages.

The first church age was a vital foundation for the truth. But Jesus had personally trained the disciples and Paul. So God knew that the first church was in safe hands.

God's big concern was how to resurrect the truth out of the dirt and darkness of the Dark Ages when the Roman Catholic Church ruled Europe in a cruel and greedy grip.

Then the truth was lost and restoration of truth would only begin with Martin Luther in Germany in the 5th church age. This restoration was most important for God. The main service that anybody could offer God in the last three church ages is to restore the truth back to the beliefs of the apostolic church.

That is why Mark mentions 3 women who came to serve by bringing sweet spices.

They bought the spices. There was a price to pay if you want to restore the truth. The usual price is rejection.

Luther struggled bravely to restore Justification by faith with a death sentence hanging over his head if the Catholic church could have gotten hold of him.

John Wesley served God in a highly self-disciplined and self-denying manner until he died when 88 years old in order to instill holiness and outreach into the church.

Wesley was a shining example of a man who kept his body as a living sacrifice in the service of God. He got up every morning at 4 o'clock to pray for an hour and then rode around on horseback to preach up to five sermons a day despite being rejected by the Anglican church.

ROMANS 12:1    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Pentecostals were rejected and mocked for accepting the Holy Ghost's gifts.

William Branham was rejected by all the churches for his restoration of Bible truth despite having the most powerful Pentecostal ministry of them all with his amazing discernment of people's thoughts.

But these restorations were sweet-smelling spices as they fitted into God's Plan of returning to the first church age.

God's biggest concern is to get the truth restored back to the beliefs of the apostles in the first church age. You must prove your beliefs by linking up various Bible verses on those topics.

ISAIAH 28:10    For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Only Matthew mentions the Angel of the Lord


MATTHEW 28:1    In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

In Matthew, there is no mention of sweet spices. The two women came expecting to see the sepulchre, the place of the dead.

While they were still some distance away, something very dramatic happened.

MATTHEW 28:2   And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

"A great earthquake". There was a great earthquake when the resurrection happened.

"The angel of the Lord" is Jesus Christ appearing after the earthquake in the form of an Angel.

JUDGES 13:20   For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

:21   But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD.

:22   And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

The angel of the Lord was God Himself in an angelic body.

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;

[There was an earthquake when Jesus died]

MATTHEW 27:52   And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

[MATTHEW 28 :2 says there was an earthquake when the resurrection happened.

Thus there were two earthquakes about three days apart].

MATTHEW 27:53    And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Matthew describes a very important time. The angel of the Lord rolling away the rock at the tomb to show that the resurrection had happened.

Not just the resurrection of Jesus but also the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

The resurrection of Jesus as a Man at the start of the 7 church ages is a preview of the resurrection of Jesus as the revealed Word of God at the end of the church ages, out of the unbelief of the end-time man-dominated churches.

MATTHEW 28:2   And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

This great stone of unbelief stops today's churches from seeing that the Word of God has been restored back to the beliefs of the first church.

No man rolled back the stone.

Only Jesus could do it as the angel of the Lord.

Jesus alone can anoint our eyes with eyesalve so that we can see and understand the deeper mysteries of God.

It is no good trying to learn the truth just from quotes.

That is why there are over 100 different versions of brother Branham's message. Studying his quotes with human wisdom will never reveal the deeper insights into Scripture.

Brother Branham can preach the truth but that does not mean that everybody who listens to him will understand. We still will not get the real revelation.

Jesus alone can roll the stone of unbelief away from us so that we can see the resurrected Word of the revealed mysteries.

Jesus sat on the stone. He is the Word. You have to just use the Scriptures if you want to understand the truth. Only the Word can overcome that stone of church unbelief.

Mark's Gospel tells us how to serve God.

Mark does not mention the stone being rolled away.

That proves that servants of God can preach the truth but that will not necessarily remove the unbelief from another person's soul and make them believe. Only God can make that change. Only God can remove that unbelief from a person's heart and turn them into a believer.

MATTHEW 28:3   His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

His face was like lightning. The light was too intense. This was scary. His clothes were an intense white indicating the total purity of the Word of God. Every word of the King James Bible is true. No mistakes or contradictions.

White light is caused by a combination of 7 dominant colours.

The garments that are white as snow indicate Jesus as the focus of all 7 church ages.

DANIEL 12:9   And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

The prophecies of Daniel would be revealed at the end.

DANIEL 12:10   Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

"Purified". All error and unbelief removed. Then at last the secret understanding of the seven church ages will be made known.

"Made white". All the seven church ages will be combined into a complete revelation to show how God and Satan have fought each other over the last 2000 years of church history.

The denominational and church leaders have rejected the inspired teachings of William Branham. They rolled a big stone of unbelief and church tradition across the mouth of the cave where they had buried the Word of God that they had crucified using the nails of their unscriptural creeds.

People today are bound to their specific church, chosen from the 45000 different types of churches and denominations, and their pastors who they refuse to find any fault with. But they readily criticize and reject the King James Bible as they choose from amongst the more than 100 English alternatives of the Bible. A real spiritual swamp.

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I'm indicting this generation for trying to kill the Word which is made manifest in men.

...

All this big money-making schemes and things, and hooked up into things today, no wonder they're so full of the judgment. Yes, sir! Oh, my!

This new Calvary is the church, so-called, most holy places, great pulpits,

Catholicism altar, Catholic altar, called their pulpit. The Methodist, the Baptist, the Presbyterian, the Lutheran, the Pentecostals, the most holy places, there He receives His hardest pierces. A new Calvary! Where is it found at? In the holy places, the church.
Where is He crucified at? From the pastors. You hypocrites,

you know better than that! I'm not angry, but something inside of me is stirring. God has been thoroughly identified among you.
Where did He get His spears at, in His side?

Where did He get His pierces? On Calvary. Where does He get it today? In the pulpit.

Where did they come from? Jerusalem. Where do they come from? The denomination. The ones who claimed to love Him, that's who did it. That's who does it today. His second Calvary, where He receives His pierces against the Word, that's what pierces Him. Who is He? He's the Word.

He is the Word. Where is He pierced the hardest from? The pulpit in the holy places, just like it was then.

MATTHEW 28:4   And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

The keepers were Roman soldiers. Their job was to see that the dead body remained dead.

Today, the Roman Catholic church system that is the Beast that has to make sure that the spiritually dead denominations and churches remain dead as they combine together to form the image of the Beast.

The keepers of today's unscriptural church beliefs are the leaders of the Catholic and non-Catholic churches that have accepted the Roman Catholic system of denomination. This is a centralized church organization where each church has a one-man-head. The priest or reverend or pastor is elevated above the laity or congregation which is the spirit of the Nicolaitans. Nicolaitans conquer or have victory over the laity. The Pope is the only dictator in Europe.

Thus the church leaders stop their congregations from learning the revealed truth from the end-time prophet. As a result, the congregations drift further and further away from the Bible truth. Churches no longer believe in being strictly Scriptural. Sadly, those who have learned how to teach the revealed mysteries from Scripture are now classified as the enemy of the churches and are condemned by all the churches.

The early church had small local assemblies that met in houses and were ruled and fed by a group of local elders.

I PETER 5:1   The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

:2   Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof,

not by constraint, but willingly;

not for filthy lucre,

but of a ready mind;

"Not for filthy lucre".

Today, the first thing that a pastor insists on is that "all the tithes belong to the pastor".

A completely unscriptural statement.

Nowhere in the New Testament was a pastor put in charge of a church.

ROMANS 16:3   Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

ROMANS 16:5   Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

The early churches met in houses as small groups.

Jesus came as the Angel of the Lord to sit on the stone as He showed the transition from the Jewish church to the Gentile church at the end of the Jewish church ages that started with Abraham. This transition happened with earthquakes and a resurrection.

ACTS 7:38   This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

The Jews were God's first church but they rejected Him.

At the end of the seventh Gentile church age there will be another transition from the Gentile church to the 144000 Jews.

When Jesus returns as the Archangel, just before the Coming of the Lord in a human Body, then there will be a resurrection. That will be a frightening time due to a massive earthquakes.

MATTHEW 24:7   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

We have had many wars. At least 70 million peo

ple have died in the last hundred years from famines. The 1918-1919 Spanish Flu killed between 65 million to 100 million people.

Then the COVID-19 coronavirus struck in 2020 to devastate the world economy and build up national debt. In 2022 Russia attacked Ukraine causing a shortage of wheat and oil, two of the symbols of the third Seal. The world economy got hit again as debt increased and the cost of living shot up.

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.

A penny was a day's wage and that was what bread cost. It indicates an escalating cost of living.

That seems to indicate the economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war.

The final disasters will be earthquakes that announce the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

MATTHEW 24:8   All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then the real sorrows hit the earth as great Tribulation starts when the Bride is caught up to Heaven by the Holy Spirit. When Life leaves the earth, then Death enters to produce the Fourth Seal. The 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

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

The tape recorder was invented during World War 2 to receive messages from spies at all odd times of the day or night. It was top secret but finally released to the public in 1947.

In 1947 brother Branham became the first preacher to tape-record his sermons.

"Come and see" means we cannot see or understand if we stay in our church.

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

Death enters when Life leaves. A quarter of the world dies which is about 2 billion people.

 

To finally prepare for the Coming of the Lord there will be a midnight cry that wakes both wise and foolish virgins.

They will be told to get out of whatever church they are in.

MATTHEW 25:5   While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

:6   And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh;

go ye out to meet him.

The keepers who preached the church errors and the church traditions will be struck down in fear as they realize how wrong their teachings have been.

Only then will the foolish virgins realize that their pastors have fooled them and are actually spiritually dead as far as knowing the truth of the revealed Bible mysteries is concerned.

Saved Christians will then realize that they have to leave their churches if they want to find the truth.

But time will be short.

Just like it was at His First Coming, there will only be about 40 days between the resurrection of the New Testament saints and the catching up of the Bride or wise virgins to Heaven.

John and Daniel and Matthew saw similar visions


John saw a vision of Jesus in Revelation Chapter 1 as Jesus deals with the church.

REVELATION 1:13   And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Daniel saw a similar vision as Jesus deals with the Jews in great Tribulation.

DANIEL 10:5   Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

Gold was part of the dress.

Linen is white.

[MATTHEW 28:3  ... and his raiment white as snow:]

 

DANIEL 10:6   His body also was like the beryl,

and his face as the appearance of lightning,

[MATTHEW 28:3   His countenance was like lightning,]

[REVELATION 1:16   and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength].

 

DANIEL 10:6    and his eyes as lamps of fire,

[REVELATION 1:14   ...and his eyes were as a flame of fire;]

 

DANIEL 10:6    and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass,

[REVELATION 1:15   And his feet like unto fine brass,]

 

DANIEL 10:6    and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

[REVELATION 1:15   ... and his voice as the sound of many waters].

 

DANIEL 10:7   And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

[MATTHEW 28:4   And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men].

DANIEL 10:8   Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

REVELATION 1:17   And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.

Daniel, Matthew, and John in Revelation all agree that this mighty Angel was a terrifying sight.

 

Revelation Chapter 10 speaks of the mighty Angel (or archangel) and the seventh angel.

Thus the seventh angel (brother Branham) is not the mighty Angel (Jesus).

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:

(REVELATION 1:16   ... and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength).

Your countenance is your face.

Revelation Chapter 1 is the revelation of Jesus Christ. So this mighty  Angel is Jesus coming down as the Archangel to perform the resurrection.

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

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

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

 

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,

All the New Testament dead are buried at sea or on the earth.

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 "lion" is the "Lion of Judah" Who is Jesus Christ.

The two parts of the above verse that are in bold print speak about resurrections.

He "cried with a loud voice". That tells us about the resurrection of Lazarus.

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

"When He had cried" tells us about the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

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.

Thus REVELATION 10:3 tells us about the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

The seven Thunders utter just after the resurrection.

They show the Bride how to change their bodies. You cannot get raptured in this 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.

The seven Thunders will show the Bride how to get rapturing faith by changing their bodies.

Then the seven Thunders will grant supernatural power to the two Jewish prophets, Moses and Elijah, for the time of great Tribulation.

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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. Amen.

God always... It's His Word, but He always uses man to work it. God could call for them flies down in Egypt, but He said, "Moses, that's your job. I'll just tell you what to do, and you go do it." He fully done that.

Elijah called for a drought. Moses called for flies and plagues.

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.

REVELATION 10:5   And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth

lifted up his hand to heaven,

REVELATION 10:6   And sware by him that liveth for ever

John saw Him lift up His hand and swear an oath. That was the time when the seven Thunders uttered.

REVELATION 10:3   And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
When it comes to the seven Thunders we have very few clues to build on.

John saw the seven Thunders utter to the Bride to give them rapturing faith. The mighty Angel stood on land (some are righteous) and sea (the restless unrighteous).

But the seven thunders also utter to the two Jewish prophets, Moses and Elijah.
DANIEL 12:7   And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river,

when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven,

and sware by him that liveth for ever

So when Daniel saw a Man supernaturally stand on water (only on water means that all the nations are unrighteous and oppose the Jews) and raise His hand and swear an oath, that similarity is the clue that  Daniel heard 7 Thunders utter to the Jews.

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But remember, Daniel was told by the Angel.

Daniel heard seven thunders; they uttered their voices. Daniel  grabbed his pen and started to write, and the Angel said, "Don't you write it." Amen.

Because Daniel was told not to write it, he never mentioned the seven Thunders.

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 seventh angel has a message to interpret Scripture at the end.

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Therefore, the Message calls the Bride together, see, the shout.

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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 shout in the future.

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:

The shout was not when brother Branham proved his beliefs from Scripture. The shout is when the Bride individuals are able to prove his beliefs from Scripture for themselves.

That mainly happens in the "days of his voice" which started in 1966 after he left the scene, and we used his recorded sermons to understand the written Scripture.

Jesus is Michael the Archangel


DANIEL 10:21   But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

DANIEL 9:25   Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince

The Prince of the Jews is Messiah, which is Jesus appearing as a Man.

The Prince of the Jews is Michael.  So Michael is Jesus appearing as an Angel.

The top Angel is Jesus as the Archangel.

The top Man is Jesus as the Messiah.

JUDE 1:9    Yet Michael the archangel,

when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses,

The Bible only speaks of one Archangel, Michael.

Michael had to resurrect Moses so that he could appear with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration.

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"And at that time Michael shall stand, the great prince."

Michael was Christ, of course,

Who fought the angelic wars in heaven with the devil. Satan

The Archangel is concerned with the resurrection of the body. In the Old Testament Satan ruled death. Michael had to remove the body of Moses from the jurisdiction of the Devil
DANIEL 12:1   And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince

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

The "time of trouble such as never was" is the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

Michael the Archangel produces the resurrection from the dead of the New Testament saints.

Then the Bride gets caught up to Heaven and Michael the Archangel turns to help the 144000 Jews in great tribulation time, using the two prophets Moses and Elijah.

DANIEL 12:5   Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

The two prophets to Israel. One on this bank and the other on the other bank of the river.

In between them stood a Man upon the water of the river.

Only Jesus has ever walked on water.

DANIEL 12:6   And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river,

Jesus, standing on the water, between the two Jewish prophets.

ZECHARIAH 4:14   Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

Zechariah saw Moses and Elijah on either side of Jesus.

On the Mount of Transfiguration, this scenario was previewed.

MATTHEW 17:3   And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him [Jesus].

Going back to the vision of Daniel of the Man on the water.

DANIEL 12:6  And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

Jesus standing on the river between the two prophets.
DANIEL 12:7   And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever

that it shall be for a time, times, and an half;

and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

It will all be over once the 3.5 years of great Tribulation are over.

Matthew saw two angels


MATTHEW 28:1   In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

The two Marys were still some distance away. They had not yet been joined by Salome.

One Mary represents the first church age. The other Mary represents the last church age. The same name implies that the last church age is the same as the first age. These are the only two church ages that have the full truth of Scripture.

MATTHEW 28:2   And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

The Angel of the Lord is Jesus in the form of an Angel. Jesus can appear as an Angel or as a Man depending on which Body He chooses to be clothed with. Jesus can clothe Himself in a different Body just as we can put on different clothes for different events.

MATTHEW 28:3   His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

He was a frightening sight. White raiment meant that He expected people to be fully Scriptural only believing the pure truth.

Today it means that He expects us to know the revealed mysteries like the Godhead that He is Almighty God and the seven church ages whereby the last church age returns to the first church age.

MATTHEW 28:4   And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

Being Scriptural is what the Roman keepers could not do. They collapsed.

This will be the same fate of the church leaders who have denied the revealed Word at the end time. They will collapse as dead when the Lord returns as they are completely unable to prove all their beliefs just from Scripture. Church leaders do not even believe that the King James Bible is perfect. But Jesus is the Word of God. So whatever you say about the King James Bible merely reveals what you think about Jesus.

Imagine their shock when the perfect Jesus comes and expects them to believe the revealed perfect King James Bible that they criticized and rejected. They will be doomed to die in great Tribulation.

The women never saw this happen as they were still some distance away.

The keepers then recovered and fled the scene to report back to the chief priests who paid them to lie that the Body of Jesus was stolen while they slept.

Today's preachers are also well paid to lie and deny that William Branham ever revealed the end-time truths of Scripture.

Russian TV lies that the main Russian battleship Moskova in the Black Sea was sunk in 2022 by careless and incompetent sailors causing a fire in the ammunition hold. Then they claim that a strong storm sunk the ship. There was no storm that day. Politicians lie to justify their cause and church leaders lie to defend their unscriptural doctrines. Our modern age of fake news began 2000 years ago with these deceitful and easily-bribed Roman soldiers.

The Roman Catholic denominational organization with its one-man-dictator as the head has spread its lies to the Protestant churches who adopt the same man-made centralized type of church organization as they form the image to the Roman Catholic beast.

MATTHEW 28:5   And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

The Angel of the Lord has gone. There is now one ordinary angel at the tomb.

This symbolizes the church ages. God only uses one angel or messenger to each Gentile church age. The first church age had saint Paul as the first angel or messenger to establish the New Testament truth. The seventh or last church age has brother Branham as the angel or messenger to reveal the Bible mysteries and restore us to the beliefs of saint Paul and the apostles.

Very important.

When considering the seventh church age, the ordinary angel at the tomb who is revealing the truth to the women (the churches) is the seventh angel.

But that one angel is not the angel of the Lord. So never think that William Branham is the Voice of God or the Son of man. Only the foolish virgins who have been fooled will believe that.

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To make me the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, would be an antichrist.

After the guards had fled the scene then the women arrived. By now there were three as Salome had joined them. But Matthew does not mention the number.

Matthew wants to cover all 7 church ages for the Lion King. So he puts the emphasis on the two Marys. They have the same name which gives us a clue that the first and the last church ages believe the same.

But if you think of it as Mark does when he mentions three women, then the emphasis is on the last three church ages where the truth was resurrected out of the spiritual deadness of the Dark Ages.

MATTHEW 28:6    He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

The official church tends to die out in each church age. Thus the visible church buildings are part of the dead church centralized organization that produces a denomination spirit.

So it is easy to see, from their buildings, where the dead church organizations are. This includes the official message churches because the Bible mentions no exceptions in Laodicea. All the churches are condemned as vomit. Very scary.

The first church building that archaeologists have recovered dates from about the year AD 220. Before that, the early church met in houses.

The last church age of the Laodiceans shows Jesus, the Word, standing outside the church buildings as the modern churches, though saved, have rejected the revealed Word.

MATTHEW 28:7    And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

Jesus has been resurrected from the dead church organizations. They may have saved Christians in the organizations but they have rejected the revealed Word and are doomed to die in great Tribulation.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12    Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,

work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

This is not salvation from hell as we cannot be saved by our good works. We can only be saved from hell by grace through faith.

Paul is speaking about us getting saved from the oncoming great Tribulation by being caught up to heaven. We have to work out, from the revealed Bible mysteries, how to avoid being deceived by the modern-day church organizations with their clever but unscriptural ideas.

MATTHEW 28:8   And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

The sepulchre is the place of the dead or unscriptural beliefs and traditions.

Each messenger and his followers, when they discovered the truth for their age, quickly left the dead church organizations.

MATTHEW 28:9   And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

The feet have a special meaning: the Gentile church in the seven church ages that are washed in the water of the Word. At the Last Supper Peter was unable to understand that the Gentiles were to be saved. But God showed him in a vision when the Gentile Cornelius came to his house.

Salvation was of the Jews and outside the Gentile nations until at Calvary, salvation "crossed-over" from the Jews to the Gentiles.

That is when Jesus, as the heel on the Gentile image, bruised the head of the serpent-Devil and started the seven church ages that are represented by the feet,

The women represent the churches that took the water of the Word to the pagan Gentiles so that they could be washed clean from their unbelief and sins.

That is why Peter only had his feet washed. His head represented the Babylonian Kingdom that had long ago disappeared. His hands represented the Medes and the Persians and their kingdom had long since been swept away.

Only the feet of the Gentile image could be affected by the Gospel.

Mark saw only one angel


MARK 16:1   And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

MARK 16:2   And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

MARK 16:3    And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

These 3 women never saw the Angel of the Lord. He had rolled away the stone, terrified the Roman keepers, and left the scene by the time the women arrived.

The Roman guards had also fled the scene by then.

MARK 16:4   And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

The women, symbolizing the Gentile churches in church ages 5, 6, and 7 were keen to learn more and thus entered the sepulchre. Justification, Sanctification, and the Holy Ghost baptism were the three steps of restoration. They wanted to be part of the resurrection of the truth from the dead days of the unscriptural Dark Ages of the 4th church age of Thyatira (which means a Dominating Woman). The Roman Catholic Church had dominated Europe and banned the Bible to produce the Dark Ages.

MARK 16:5   And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

They entered in. They were keen to go deeper into the truth.

They saw a young man. The end-time Gentile prophet who restores the children to their apostolic fathers. The Gentiles only see one messenger angel.

The Bible uses the word "man" for an "angel" sometimes.

DANIEL 9:21    Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

LUKE 1:19    And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel,

LUKE 1:26    And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

"Nazareth" has a special meaning.

"Nazara" means truth.

Netzer means branch.

Netzeret means the place of the branch or the place of the branching forth.

Thus Nazareth has the idea of being the place of the branching forth of the truth.

Nazareth was thus to produce the branching forth of the seven-fold candlestick which represents the Lamb's Bride.

Each branch had to contend with the challenges of their specific church age.

But only the central candlestick, the first church age, is guaranteed as the true Word of God because Christ was only seen in the middle of the candlestick.

REVELATION 1:13   And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

But when John saw Jesus, he collapsed. No man can ever compare with Jesus.
REVELATION 1:17   And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.

Never be fooled into thinking that brother Branham was Jesus.

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... 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.

The scene jumps to the last church age, the third stage of restoration. There is one angel, the seventh angel.

"Clothed in a white garment". White light is when the seven dominant light colours of the rainbow combine together. Brother Branham has to reveal a common thread that runs through the seven church ages.

Listen to modern-day preachers. They always say "the church age" of 2000 years. They have no conception of seven ages. No idea of the 7th and last age returning to the beliefs of the first church age.

The angel tells them not to be affrighted. Do not be scared. If you try hard, you can understand the mysteries of God. You just have to learn to let go of your unscriptural church traditions.

MARK 16:6   And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

By referring to Nazareth, Mark is telling them that Jesus has risen from the dead with one great goal in mind which is to produce the branching forth of the truth to the seven ages of the Gentile church.

Each Christian has to have a revelation of the Bible truth to their specific church age,

MARK 16:7   But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

Peter had denied Christ out of fear and cursed. That disqualified him as a disciple. But then he repented bitterly. The angel was actually saying that Peter had been forgiven.

Judas had betrayed Christ for money. Judas was an apostle, a church leader. There was no forgiveness for that.

Church leaders who preach error to preserve their salaries are going to be in trouble. They turn their churches into prisons of error and unbelief.

The Roman Catholic-dominated guards (both Catholic and Protestant preachers) who have to make sure that no revealed truth comes to life in the churches, were so far from the truth that they just collapsed when the revealed mysteries unfolded. They were completely out of their depth. Faced with the truth, all they can do is lie and deny and make false accusations. Rather like the Russian spokesmen speaking about the Ukraine war. They claim that a great storm sank the Moskova battleship. There was no storm.

Politics is built on lies and misinformation.

The end-time churches follow the same pattern with their unscriptural beliefs that are simply man-made lies.

MARK 16:8   And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

They were scared of their own ignorance and errors as they moved deeper into the realms of Scripture. But not so scared that they could not think for themselves.

They feared the Word of God sufficiently so that they would disagree with any man who was unscriptural.

Learning the true Word of God is an amazing experience. To see the depths of insight that are hidden away unnoticed by most. To glean deeper meanings from a few clues that are written in Scripture.

Amazed to discover that the King James

Bible is perfect and infallible.

MARK 16:9    Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

The seven devils speak of the seven church ages. The Gentiles have faced different devils in each age. In each age, Jesus has to cast out the demons of that age from His Bride.

This warns us that the real problem that has to be faced is the activity of demonology in the church. As the church learns a new truth and moves ahead, then Satan enters the church to disrupt progress.

LUKE 22:3   Then entered Satan into Judas

atan's main job is to get the people to stop believing in the Word of God.

MARK 16:10    And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

MARK 16:11   And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

The disciples, being mainly Jews, did not believe in the resurrection.

Mary as a woman represents the church who have a huge problem trying to convince the people that the resurrection of Jesus happened.

Mary Magdalene had the initials MM.

The first and the last initials are the same.

The people at the end will have the same unbelief that they had at the beginning.

In the first age they did not want to believe that the Man Jesus had resurrected from the dead.

Thus the last age people today do not want to believe that the Bible mysteries have been made known so that Jesus Christ has been resurrected out of the dead unscriptural, denominational traditions as the revealed Word of God.

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