Do we know all the mysteries? Part 1: 11 mysteries that brother Branham never claimed to know.

Mystery 1.     We do not know when the Lord is coming.

Mystery 2.     We do not know when the one Trumpet will blow.

Mystery 3.     We do not know what the seven Trumpets mean.

Mystery 4.     We do not know what the seven Vials mean.

Mystery 5.     We do not know the mystery of the seventh Seal.

Mystery 6.     We do not know what the one Thunder in Revelation 6: 1  is.

Mystery 7.     We do not know when the resurrection will be.

Mystery 8.     We do not know when it will be time no more.

Mystery 9.     We do not know when the Bride will be caught up to Heaven (often called the Rapture).

Mystery 10.   We do not know what the seven Thunders uttered.

Mystery 11.   We do not know when mercy will be over.

Part 2  of this study considers another six mysteries.

Fifty years of speculation by imaginative minds have twisted quotes so that message believers now claim knowledge of topics that brother Branham never claimed to know. Message believers now peer through a shredded veil of selectively spliced quotes that reveal relics of human thinking, but are not relevant to Scripture.

Christians today, from both denominational and message groups, are in denial about the reality of having to follow their beliefs through Scripture. Simply because they cannot. So splicing quotes together into some made-up doctrine makes them feel that they are clever and part of an elite group. This is much easier to do than trying to join Scriptures together in order to prove their doctrines.

This study shows that the conclusions drawn by message believers from their misinterpretation of some of brother Branham’s quotes are clearly contradicted by many statements that he made in the last three years of his ministry.

LUKE 11:35   Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

If what you believe cannot be proven from Scripture then you are spreading darkness.

About seventeen mysteries will be discussed, and quotes (mainly from 1963 to 1965) will be mentioned which clearly contradict the idea that we can know how to solve these mysteries.

These are mysteries that brother Branham said he did not know. So if you only say what the prophet said, then you will also not know these mysteries, nor waste your time trying to solve them.

His ministry was not to reveal new mysteries. His ministry was not to speak where Scripture is silent. His ministry was to restore the mysteries that the early church once knew, but which had got lost during the falling away from the Bible in the Dark Ages. The reformers restored some truths but were unable to reveal all these lost mysteries.

II THESSALONIANS 2:3   Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

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

Brother Branham will restore all things that the early church had. There is no place for someone to follow him in this restoration ministry.

The early church did not know the mysteries that are not written symbolically into the Bible. So we should also not know them, if we are to be restored back to the early church.

1965 LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE

... the infallible Word says that he (the prophet) will reveal the mysteries to the end time people, and turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers.

There are those who say that God's people are going to come together through a collective revelation. I challenge that statement. It is a bald, invalid assumption in the face of Revelation 10:7.

The end time prophet does not reveal new mysteries. He takes us back to what the early church believed. He can add more details to what is written in the Bible, but he cannot reveal mysteries that the early church did not understand because they were not written in the Bible.

Brother Branham’s followers are not allowed to make up a collective revelation on the unwritten mysteries.

His gift to reveal the secrets of the heart was to vindicate him as the one who could also reveal the mysteries of Scripture that the reformers never understood. He must restore us back to the Bible.

63-0318  THE FIRST SEAL

Others reformers, but by being great men of God, seeing the need of the day, and brought forth reformation... But Revelations 10 said his message was to reveal not reform, reveal the secrets, reveal secrets. It's the Word in the man. Hebrews 4 said that the Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword, a piercing even to the sunder of bone, and a Revealer of the secrets of the heart. See? This man is not a reformer; he's a revealer, revealer of what? The mysteries of God. Where the church has got it all tied up and everything, he's to come forth with the Word of God and reveal the thing out, because he is to restore the faith of the children back to the fathers. The original Bible faith is to be restored by the seventh angel.

Now, oh, how I love this. All the mysteries of the Seals that the reformers never understood fully... See?

What Bible mysteries did brother Branham reveal?

The mysteries that the early church believed that were lost in the Dark Ages and which the reformers never clearly understood. The reformers restored some mysteries like getting saved by faith, living holy, doing outreach, and receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost. But there were many other mysteries like the Godhead, the water baptism, the seven church ages, original sin, the mark of the denominational beast, etc. that they never really grasped.

64-0830 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.3

And if the Seven Seals pertained to the seven churches, it had to be already past, because we're in the Laodicea church age... And the Seven Seals was only revealing what they had left off back there, and it opened up what they had left: what Luther left, what Wesley left, and all the reformers, and Pentecostals, and down to the present time.

He can only reveal the mysteries that are written in the Bible.

62-1230  IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR?

According to God's Word, the seventh messenger will finish, seventh Message will be finished, and then the Seven Thunders. And he saw the capstone rolled over.

........    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

"And at the time that the seventh angel is sounding, all the mysteries that are written in the Book is completed."

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.

There was writing within the Bible and on the backside, the outside of the back cover. The seven Seals sealed up what was written within, which brother Branham had to reveal. The backside means the Bible is complete. All the mysteries written within have been revealed. Then you turn over to the back cover where nothing is written. These seven unwritten mysteries are the seven Thunders that seal up the unwritten mysteries, which are:

The seven Thunders, the seventh Seal, the new Name of Jesus, your new name, and the Coming of the Lord.

All these mysteries are not written in the Bible, they are somehow hidden in the Bible in a way that we cannot solve. There are no symbols that can be interpreted. Thus we cannot know these mysteries.

62-1230  IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR?

...written in the Book. "And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, all this mystery that's written within should be finished." It should be taken care of, in that day.

Brother Branham only reveals mysteries that are written in the Bible. These are symbols, like a horse rider, which he can interpret and which will prepare the Bride for the Coming of the Lord.

64-0726  RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE

And we're looking to Him this morning to reveal these contexts that's written in the Book, because it is the Book of Redemption. All that is redeemed is written therein.

There was only one and a half years of his ministry left and brother Branham emphasized that revealing the mysteries of the written word was the important issue.

64-0719  THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS

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

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

Brother Branham checked his inspiration with the written Bible.

64-0816  PROVING HIS WORD

Lee Vayle … I want you to check my revelation on Serpent's Seed… …I get a message, I'll be going along and Something strikes me. Then... And if I know it's God, I'll take it over and find it in the Scripture. Then I have... It's never failed, but, from Genesis to Revelation, run true, no matter what people think about It. And it's been more so than ever since those Seven Seals. See, that did it that time.

Brother Branham checked his visions by running them through the Bible.

 

Let us consider statements that he made between 1963 and 1965, the last three years of his life.

 

Mystery 1


Some message people claim that the great Cloud of 1963 was the coming of the Lord.

65-1206  MODERN EVENTS ARE MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY

The evening Light promised by the prophet of God, in Zechariah 14:7, may again open the true believer's eyes to the events that's taking place today, that's proved by the prophecies that we're at the end time.

Jesus is coming.

This is 1965, the month year of his life, and he was still looking for Jesus to come.

If Jesus is still coming, then we do not know when He will come.

Speaking of Jesus as the Capstone. He places the coming of the Capstone in the future.

63-0608   CONFERENCES

Just let this Fire come to this Fire, and, after while, you'll find out, it'll move that. It's come up through Luther, Wesley, Pentecost. And find out, the pyramid will be capped, one of these days.

63-1229  THERE IS A MAN HERE THAT CAN TURN ON THE LIGHT

And, watch, as it went forward it grew stronger and stronger. And so has the real, little minority of the Church growed from justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, and now to the coming Capstone, shaping itself up. No more organizations after this. There won't be no more. See, can't be, see, we're on the West.

65-1128   GOD'S ONLY PROVIDED PLACE OF WORSHIP

Sometime the Capstone will return, the head of all of it, and receive the Bride unto Himself; which the woman is took from the man, a part of the man.

One month before he died and the Capstone had still not returned.

65-0410   THE EASTER SEAL

…. because we're looking for the Coming of the Lord.

In 1965, the last year of his life, and brother Branham was still looking for the Coming of the Lord.

65-1125   THE INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

…. we're trying to lead to deeper thoughts and higher objectives, believing that the Coming of the Lord Jesus is at hand. …….. Now we're looking forward for the Coming of the Lord, in our generation. I'm not looking for revival in our generation. I'm looking for the Coming of the Lord, in our generation.

65-0725  WHAT  IS  THE  ATTRACTION  ON  THE  MOUNTAIN

We send greetings up in the mountains, Prescott, Arizona, to Brother Leo Mercier and his group that's up there waiting for the Coming of the Lord. We send greetings to those in Tucson, that's gathered tonight, waiting for the Coming of the Lord. Down into Houston, Texas, to those who are waiting for the Coming of the Lord. Up in Chicago, to those who are waiting for the Coming of the Lord. Up on the East Coast, New York and Connecticut, and the great groups up there, that's waiting for the Coming of the Lord. ……. Brother Ruddell, up on sixty-two, and his group, waiting for the Coming of the Lord.

And we're gathered here tonight at the home church, the tabernacle, waiting for the Coming of the Lord.

63-0324   SEVENTH SEAL

…. nobody knows when He's coming. But there will be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

The Lord had not come by 1965 so the seven Thunders had not uttered by then.

........ Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery. This one I have... will speak, and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

No person can claim that the Lord has come because no-one knows when the Lord is coming.

64-0417  THEN JESUS CAME AND CALLED

Redeem means "bring back from where it fell from." And in the human race, she was fell. And she can't accept It now; she's too young. So the church will slug right along, just play along, will have meetings, and so forth, till that last person is brought in, then that Book is closed, there's no more added. Then it's all over.

Until, when to that time will be, none of us know. But let's just keep doing all that we can, to His glory, until that time is over. We don't know who that person is. It may already be in, we're just waiting His Coming. We do not know. And it will never be revealed to man, the time of His Coming, because not even the Angels of Heaven know when it's going to be. But we're just looking for it at any time, and waiting, watching for His Coming.

64-0112  SHALOM

When is He coming? I don't know, but He'll be here……….. But the whole creature will be changed! This mortal will take on immortality. This old age will jump into youth. Amen. Well, how will it be? I don't know, but it'll be there.

64-0409  THE IDENTIFICATION OF CHRIST IN ALL AGES

Look, what if some man walked in here with nail scars in his hands, and stuff all over his face, and blood, and so forth? Any hypocrite could do that. And, remember, Jesus won't come like that. When He comes like that, time will be no more. There will be no more time, when He comes like that.

But why would you know that it was Him then if He come? Because He would identify Himself by His Spirit, His sign, His Life in you. "I am the Vine, ye are the branches."

When Jesus comes we will have eternal bodies just like His. His Holy Spirit will be in us. Jesus will come in a nail-scarred physical Body.

64-0403  JEHOVAH JIREH.2

A man might come in here with nail scars in his hands, and thorn prints and say, "I am the Lord." Any old hypocrite can do that. But, the Life! The Lord Jesus' body is sitting at the right hand of the Majesty; when He comes, time is no more, when that body returns to the earth. But His Spirit is here, His Life is giving evidence of Him being here. See? "I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the world."

63-1216  WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR AND HAVE COME TO WORSHIP HIM

And remember that there's no darkness can exist in the presence of light. Light is so much more powerful than darkness, until it cannot stand in its presence. Darkness cannot stand when the sun starts to shine, because the sun is so much greater, the sunlight, that it just presses the darkness out, and it's no more.

And this dark world, someday, is going to turn to all light. When Jesus Christ the Sun of righteousness shall come again, then we'll have no more darkness. Until that time, just as we look out at nighttime and see the moon shining...

We will know no physical darkness in His presence.

63-0825  HOW CAN I OVERCOME

"And to those who look for Christ the second time," that can overcome the things of this world, by His grace, to come into Him, and shut your eyes to anything else but Him and His Word, "He will appear the second time in Glory."

"For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise; those which are alive and remain shall be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, be caught up together, to meet Him in the air."

……..For, we believe that the hour is getting late, the sun is swiftly sinking in the west, then will soon be that "time shall be no more." Time and Eternity will blend together when God and His people blends together. And we pray, God, that, at that time, that we will be numbered among those that will be blended into Christ, that's called His Bride.

There is a Trumpet that we must hear although we do not know what it is.

Time ends when we receive our eternal physical bodies that are just like the physical body of Jesus.

63-0802  PERSEVERANT

….. who are waiting for the Coming of the righteous Christ.

…………………We're expecting You to come soon, Lord, to receive us into Your great Kingdom beyond here, where there is no more sorrow or death

Anyone who claims that the Lord has come is just not reading numerous statements that brother Branham made during the last three years of his life.

 

Mystery 2


We know nothing about the final Trumpet

63-0818  THE UNITING  TIME AND SIGN

When the trumpet of God shall sound, and time shall be no more,

And the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair;

When the dead in Christ shall rise and gather over on the other shore yonder (with the Bride that's alive), to be caught up together.

 

64-0206B  PARADOX

The great paradox is coming ahead of us, "When the Trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more; and the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair." When the resurrection comes, and we're caught up together, to meet Him in the air, that'll be the final paradox, when we go to be with Him. Until then, let's be faithful servants to the Word of God, which is Christ.

We must stay with Scripture.

We do not know when the future Trumpet of the Lord shall sound.

64-0726M  RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE

……The Trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more, (that's that last Trumpet, now)

And when the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair.

……. for we are called to gather together for the sounding of the Trumpet. "For the Trumpet of the Lord shall sound, then time shall be no more."

63-1028  PARDON

Our Heavenly Father, knowing that the sun is swiftly going down, time shall be no more, one day the great Archangel will step out on the scene of time, from out of Eternity. And the trumpet of God shall sound, and every man and woman will answer to what we know to be the Truth, the Word of God.

63-0825M  HOW CAN I OVERCOME

"And to those who look for Christ the second time," that can overcome the things of this world, by His grace, to come into Him, and shut your eyes to anything else but Him and His Word, "He will appear the second time in Glory."

"For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise; those which are alive and remain shall be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, be caught up together, to meet Him in the air."

……..For, we believe that the hour is getting late, the sun is swiftly sinking in the west, then will soon be that "time shall be no more." Time and Eternity will blend together when God and His people blends together. And we pray, God, that, at that time, that we will be numbered among those that'll be blended into Christ, that's called His Bride.

There will be a trumpet at the time of the resurrection. It lies in the future and we thus do not know what it is nor when it will sound.

Note:  One trumpet sounds an alarm.

NUMBERS 10:4   And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

:5     When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.

Trump was elected President of America in 2016. He has alarmed everyone, including the message pastors who misinterpreted quotes to predict that Hillary Clinton would win.

Getting that wrong shows how little those pastors know of truth in their misinterpretation of the quotes.

Some of these pastors also predicted that America would be destroyed in 1977. They relied on a genuine quote and got the prediction wrong.

The lesson to be learned is that we must not build our faith on quotes, but on the taking the quotes back to Scripture. Brother Branham sincerely thought that the seven angels formed the Cloud when they left him on Sunset Peak. He made many quotes based on that error. Finally it turned out, when people eventually checked the facts, that the angels came eight days after the Cloud was photographed. So check his quotes to make sure that they are correct.

58-0928E  THE SERPENT'S SEED

After the death of the apostles, there what come the Nicene fathers, and they went on for several years (three hundred and twenty-five years) finally came to Nicaea, France, where they had the great Nicene Council.

61-0806  THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL

This was at Nicaea, Rome, when they had the Nicene Council.

Where is the city of Nicaea? In France? In Rome? In Asia Minor?

Before just using a quote you need to check it out first.

Nicaea is in Asia Minor, which today is called Turkey. Brother Branham was trying to establish a link. The Nicene Council was used by the emperor Constantine to establish the unscriptural idea of Trinity. The Roman Pope bought into this idea, and Constantine used the Council to reinforce the position of the Pope as his strong right hand man in Rome because Constantine was going to move away from Rome and go east to Constantinople.

It is no good just to repeat a quote. You need to know what brother Branham was getting at.

Nice (pronounced Neese) is a city in France. Brother Branham just made a memory mistake by thinking that Nicaea was Nice.

1963 03 24   THE SEVENTH SEAL

Now, notice, when the seven angels come forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet... One thunder,

The Cloud was photographed a month before this sermon revealed the seventh Seal as a total mystery.  He says that time shall be no more, sometime in the future. So the Cloud and the seven Seals never ended time.

There will be one Trumpet when time does end. We know nothing about that Trumpet.

 

Mystery 3


We do not know about the seven Trumpets.

64-0719  THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS

Now, The Feast Of The Trumpets. Now, this was a gathering of Israel, where they gathered together, the Feast of the Trumpets.

Now, I have been anticipating for some time to  speak on the subject of the Seven Trumpets in the Book of Revelations. And now we are going to review this, just a moment, to bring out the real cause of me not speaking this time, because the Holy Spirit would not let me speak at this time on these things. I know that sounds very juvenile, maybe, to people of great learning and understanding, but to the Christian it's different. We follow the leading of the Spirit, that alone.

….. When I went into the room, to try to understand, it was there that the Holy Spirit opened up this, to show me the reason it not profitable even for the Church at this time, 'cause it has nothing to do with the Church, at all.

64-0830   QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.4

The Holy Spirit has told you that the Trumpets have nothing to do with the Bride.

Brother Branham’s ministry does not concern the Jews in the Tribulation time. So we will not know certain of those mysteries.

64-0719M  THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS

They've listened close. They see now, I'm sure. If they don't, reveal it to them, Lord, why that You wouldn't permit me to take those Trumpets.    I see it has nothing to do with us. Right at that Sixth Trumpet, it all happened, and we've done seen the Sixth Seal open.

The mysteries of the Jews and of the Tribulation will be revealed by Moses and Elijah during the Tribulation. Brother Branham’s responsibility was only to reveal the mysteries that the church had lost, in order that we could be prepared for the second Coming of Jesus.

A corn of wheat is planted, grows through different stages, and finally emerges identical to the seed that was planted. It is thus essential that we are identical to the first church. We must not know the unwritten mysteries because they did not know the unwritten mysteries.

 

Mystery 4


We do not know about the seven vials

64-0830  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.4

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

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

He did not know about the seven Vials as they also apply to the Jews in the Tribulation time.

65-0711  ASHAMED

So we will set up those Vials and those Trumpets, I want to place them in. I told you I would. They come under another thing. So does the Vials come over, the sounding of trumpets; but we want to take the entire course right straight through, and bring it, tie it in together.

65-0801M  THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE
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. So I hope that, soon as I can get a place sufficient for that, either here or in Louisville, New Albany, or either put up a tent, so we can just stay as long as the Lord leads us to do.

65-0822  CHRIST  IS  REVEALED  IN  HIS  OWN  WORD
But we've got one of the most dreadful times to go through, that ever laid before human beings. And I'm just waiting for the hour, and when we can get... everybody can get a chance where you get off from work and spend a few days, and we can get set up somewhere where I can speak on those Plagues and things that's to fall in the last days; and throw about two or three weeks together, and bring that together, if the Lord lets me live to do it and will inspire me to do so, see how those things will be dropped in, and those Thunders. Then you'll find out what that man and them people have been dreaming about, and all these things there, it'll come to pass;

Four  months before he left the scene and brother Branham was still waiting for God to reveal the seven Thunders, and the Plagues that are mentioned in the seven Vials, and the seven Trumpets. If he did not know about them, then neither do we.

 

Mystery 5


We do not know the mystery of the seventh Seal.

It is linked to the Coming of the Lord which is the biggest mystery in the universe.

Nobody knows that mystery.

1963-03-24   SEVENTH SEAL

So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason it was not opened, the reason It did not reveal it, no one should know about it. …

And the end time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely a total secret according to the Bible.

............ So I believe, to us who... If we don't know it, and we-- it won't be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in.

1963-03 24   SEVENTH SEAL

…and He opened that Seventh Seal. 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.

…..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.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. 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. That's exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle. See? It's coming up close.

… 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.

Try interpreting an unknown language. That is impossible.

63-0324   THE SEVENTH SEAL

"When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know……One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written. So we're at the end time; we are here.

…….. and He opened that Seventh Seal. 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.

63-0324E  THE SEVENTH SEAL

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

Notice, the breaking of this Seal was so great that heaven was hushed by it in silence for the space of a half hour. Now, is it great? What is it? It was hushed: heaven. There wasn't a thing moved for a half hour.

63-0323  THE  SIXTH  SEAL

Now, remember, He stopped right there. He never went ahead after that Sixth Seal. He never said anything about the Seventh. He said the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth, but He stopped there--never mentioned about anything about...

1963-11-10   SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW

…. The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.

1964-07-19   THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS

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

The Cloud of 1963 cannot be the coming of the Lord because it is the seventh Seal that brings Him back to earth. And the seventh Seal has never yet been opened. So He has not yet come. His coming lies in the future. We do not know when.

63-0324E  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because, 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 will be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

…….. Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives.

Message pastors emphasize that only the outside public does not know. The Bride knows, so they claim.

63-1110  SOULS  THAT  ARE  IN  PRISON  NOW

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

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

Here brother Branham says that God would not permit “us”to know. We are the Bride. So the Bride does not know.

A big mistake is to not realize that the word “public” can refer to the Bride.

The “Bride”  is also called the “Public”.

 63-0324E  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

…the  Seventh Seal was left out; because 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.

…….. If we don't know it, and it won't be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in.

………Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives.

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

Brother Branham says the “public” does not know.   "We” do not know. God would not permit ”us” to know. “Nobody” knows. “Angels” do not know.

Public can obviously mean outsiders. But the way brother Branham has used “we” and “us” is just the same as the way he used “public”. So “public” here just means spoken aloud to a congregation of believers. The final conclusion is that “nobody knows”, neither the Bride nor the other public.

65-0725  THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME

"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. He can't organize It. It's the Grain, Itself, again.

Brother Branham revealed the Son of man to us. So we are the public.

Unbelievers could watch the discernment of thought but they could not catch the revelation. Only the Bride realized the revelation of the end time prophet revealing people’s thoughts and revealing the mysteries of the Bible.

63-0115  ACCEPTING GOD'S PROVIDED WAY AT THE END TIME

…. just like Jesus did when He was here on earth. He made Hisself known to the public that that was the Messianic sign

Those who recognized the sign of Messiah, the discernment of thoughts, were the public. They were also the Bride for their day. The rest rejected Jesus.

64-0614M  THE UNVEILING OF GOD

And, now, I wish that they would hold the tape, Brother Sothmann and them, before selling it, if possible, and I'd like to listen to it before we... before it goes out to the public.

Again he uses the word “public” to mean the believers who buy the tapes. Very few unbelievers would buy the tapes.

63-0323  THE SIXTH SEAL

And now, Father, I pray that all that will receive You at this time in their hearts will settle it forever at this hour that they're finished with sin, that will arise and make preparations now for public confession of baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of their sins, to show that they believe that God has forgiven them, and they take on the Name of Jesus Christ.

Baptism is usually done in the presence of believers, who are the public witnesses.

63-0324  THE SEVENTH SEAL

And he said, "I tell you," he said, "there never was such a time, hardly, that you ever seen such harmony amongst men when they all worked together." Brother Wood, Brother Roberson, and everybody just placing their places--everything. And the brother who put the acoustic, the--I mean the public addressing outfit and everything in the church...

He calls the loudspeaker system in the tabernacle, a public address system. But it was believers who were present in the Branham tabernacle.

63-0601  COME FOLLOW ME

I was going up there, to join up with Bud this coming fall, start outfitting up there. Wait in the wilderness, let my hair and beards grow out. And if the Lord wanted me to go anywhere, He'd send me a word, and I'd go down and do it.

And on the road, coming in the other day, He stopped me. And I seen what I was coming to. I'm on my road to something else now. And I thought, when I got home, I'd make what we call a heart-to-heart talk, maybe put it on tape, and then and so that the public would see why the sudden change.

Here he refers to the people who attend his meetings as the public who would want to know about his changes in his plans.

So at times he refers to a meeting of believers as the public, because he is speaking openly to everyone in a meeting.

 

Mystery 6


We do not know what the single thunder is that uttered at the start of Revelation Chapter 6: 1, just before the seven Seals opened in Heaven.

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

63-03 18    THE SECOND SEAL
God, help our unbelief. Take it away from us, Lord. We want to receive rapturing grace. We want to be able when that mysterious thunder thunders out yonder, and the Church is taken up, we want to be ready to receive it, Lord

The blast that brother Branham heard when the seven angels came to him was on 8 March 1963.  This future tense quote, made 10 days after the angels visited him and made a loud blast, is referring to a future event.  So it has no reference to the past tense visit of the seven angels.

63-0319  THE  SECOND  SEAL

God, help our unbelief. Take it away from us, Lord. We want to receive rapturing grace. We want to be able when that mysterious thunder thunders out yonder, and the Church is taken up, we want to be ready to receive it, Lord. Grant it. Try us, Lord, by Thy Word. Let us look into It, and if we see that we have failed...

There is a mysterious Thunder some time in the future.

65-0822M CHRIST  IS  REVEALED  IN  HIS  OWN  WORD
But we've got one of the most dreadful times to go through, that ever laid before human beings. And I'm just waiting for the hour, and when we can get... everybody can get a chance where you get off from work and spend a few days, and we can get set up somewhere where I can speak on those Plagues and things that's to fall in the last days; and throw about two or three weeks together, and bring that together, if the Lord lets me live to do it and will inspire me to do so, see how those things will be dropped in, and those Thunders. Then you'll find out what that man and them people have been dreaming about, and all these things there, it'll come to pass; see, you'll notice what them revealed, that great Thunder a coming forth out of the skies. Now, of course, the whole bunch of you, you know that I know what that means, you see. And, but let's just wait till the time comes, you see, for it to be, see, now, and it'll be more in season.

Brother Branham never told us what this thunder is.

65-1127   I  HAVE  HEARD  BUT  NOW  I  SEE
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.

 65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

One day, there will come a blast from Heaven, "And the dead in Christ shall rise first." Them Old Testament saints back yonder, who are waiting, will blast forth and come out of there first, and go into the resurrection. We'll drop right in line, going into the sky; these old mortal bodies changed and made like unto His Own glorious body. What  a parade that'll be when it starts heavenward, some of these days, in that rapturing time that lays ahead, oh, proudly displaying the Blood of Jesus Christ upon their chests, the Message of God in the hour that they lived in. That's the hour that we're looking forward to, brother.

In the last month of his life he was still looking forward in expectation of this blast from Heaven.

1963 03 24   THE SEVENTH SEAL

Now, notice, when the seven angels come forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet... One thunder,

The Cloud was a month before. The seventh Seal was revealed as a total mystery.  He says that time shall be no more, sometime in the future. So the Cloud and the seven Seals never ended time.

There will be one Thunder when time does end. We know nothing about that Thunder.

 

Mystery 7


We do not know when the resurrection will occur.

1965   PHILADELPHIAN CHURCH AGE

Revelation 21:1-4.

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

How wonderful. All of God's wonderful promises fulfilled. It will be all over. The change will have been completed. The Lamb and His bride forever settled in all the perfections of God. Describe it? Who is able to do that? No one. Think about it? Dream about it? Read what the Word says about it? Yes we can do all of that, yet we can only know an infinitesimal part of it until it becomes reality in the first resurrection.

1965   And he spoke of the resurrection in the future tense. We know hardly anything about this resurrection.

…………. It is in the midst of a time of great trouble that Jesus comes. And with His coming there is a resurrection. Many are to come forth out of the dust and rise with those who are alive but waiting for His return. And these will be given crowns. Why? Because they are Sons of God. They are kings with Him. They are reigning with Him. That is what the crown signifies--reigning and ruling with the Great King, Himself. That is the promise to all those who suffer with Him here on earth--all those who endured patiently knowing that God, the Just Judge would reward them. They who gave up all for Him and committed all to Him will sit down in His throne and share in His glorious kingdom.

The resurrection will enable us to rule in the Millennium with Jesus.

1965   SARDISEAN CHURCH AGE

To do so we will liken the church through the ages to the wheat plant. A grain of wheat is planted to the end that a single grain of wheat will reproduce and multiply itself through a certain process during a certain period of time. That single seed will die, but in dying, the life that was in it will come up into a plant which in turn will be the bearer or carrier of that life which is to come back to originality in a multiplied form. Jesus the great Royal Seed died. That matchless One Who is the life of the church stands in the midst of the church for all seven church ages giving His life to the church (the carrier or bearer) to the end that His very life will be reproduced in bodies like unto His in the resurrection.

At the resurrection we will receive perfect bodies, just like the Lord’s Body. We have no idea when this will be.

1965   EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE

… here was an animal, the serpent, so close to man that Satan could get to that beast and through that beast he could get to human flesh and cause the fall, and inject himself thereby into the human race, even as Jesus would one day come and inject Himself into the human race, into human bodies, even to the extent of a resurrection wherein we would have bodies like unto His glorified one.

The following quotes are taken from  December 1965, the last month of his life and brother Branham was still looking forward to the resurrection.

65-1207  LEADERSHIP

Now, what Life Luther had, was justification. Wesley had sanctification, added to it. The Pentecost had the restoration of the gifts coming back in it, added to it. But now it's completing in the body, you see, the three phases of it, and out of that... Now, when the resurrection comes, the Life that lived in them Lutherans, that's went out, the Life that lived in the Methodists and went out, the Life that went into Pentecostals, will all be raptured out of the ground in the Body of the Bride to be taken in before Jesus Christ. Glory to God! Oh, it's exciting! It's the Truth!

65-1206  MODERN EVENTS ARE MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY

Don't perish with the world! If you're of the world, you'll perish with the world. If you are of God, you will go with Him in the resurrection. So change your nature tonight from the love of the world and the things of the world, and all these creeds and things, and look straight to Calvary to your Sacrifice; meet Him there on them grounds, 'cause that's the only place He'll ever meet you.

The Methodists says, "It's in our church"; the Baptists says, and the Pentecostals, and this, and the Presbyterians, and this.

But He said, "I'll meet them in one place, the Place I put My Name." That's in Jesus Christ. That's where God put His Name. That's the only place He'll meet you; and it's Christ, is the Word, the same yesterday... It's growed from the feet, thighs. And now it's in the head, fixing to go; manifesting in full measure the Bride, the same as the Groom.

…….. And when the wheat comes, that Life that's traveled through that wheat, the resurrection, brings the whole thing out; yes, brings up for the Rapture.

The resurrection will happen at some unknown time in the future.

65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

One day, there will come a blast from Heaven, "And the dead in Christ shall rise first." Them Old Testament saints back yonder, who are waiting, will blast forth and come out of there first, and go into the resurrection. We'll drop right in line, going into the sky; these old mortal bodies changed and made like unto His Own glorious body. What  a parade that'll be when it starts heavenward, some of these days, in that rapturing time that lays ahead, oh, proudly displaying the Blood of Jesus Christ upon their chests, the Message of God in the hour that they lived in. That's the hour that we're looking forward to, brother.

…….. That's First Thessalonians 4:12 to 18. That, that will be the second Rapture. The second Rapture will be the catching away of the Bride.

……..A shout; and then a voice; and then a trumpet.

Shout: a messenger getting the people ready.

The second is a voice of the resurrection: the same voice, that, a loud voice in Saint John 11:38-44, that called Lazarus from the grave.

Getting the Bride together; and then the resurrection of the dead, see; to be caught up with It. Now watch the three things takes place. The next is what? Was a trumpet. A voice... A shout; a voice; a trumpet.

Now, the third thing, is a trumpet. Which, always, at the Feast of Trumpets, is calling the people to the feast. And that'll be the Bride's Supper, the Lamb's Supper with the Bride, in the sky. See?

The first thing comes forth is His Message, calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the ones died, back in the other ages, they're caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that's the thing that takes place, friends.

We're right there, ready now. The only thing, the Church coming out, has got to lay before the Son, to ripen.

The great combine will come by, after while. The wheat will be burned, the stalks, but the grain will be gathered into Its garner. See?

Notice how he used the future tense. The great combine WILL come to collect up the harvest of wheat that looks identical to the wheat seed that was planted in the first church age.

65-1125  THE INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

There will come forth a resurrection day, which, "The first will be last; they which are last will be first." The old prophets will come breaking forth, first, and they see that procession going, marching up in the air. "And we which are alive and remain shall not hinder them which are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first." We'll fall right in line with them going in, hallelujah, all down through the age of Luther, Wesley, Methodist, Presbyterian, on down to the last age, who received the Word in their age.

During the last month of his life, he often spoke of the future resurrection and rapture. Thus they are events that lie in the future. We do not know when.

63-0323  THE SIXTH SEAL

Then, Father, pour down the Holy Spirit of Oil upon them, that they might be placed into the service of the Lord God, that they might be workers in this last evil day. For we realize we have just a short time, and the Church might go at any time.

The Lamb might at any time leave the sanctuary up there or the throne of sacrifice, come forth from the throne of God where the sacrifice laid, and then it's over. There's no more hopes for the world; she's finished. Then she goes into flusterations of great spasms of earthquakes and great shakings like it was at the resurrection.

And as Christ rose from the grave, when the saints rise, the same thing will take place. Lord, it could be at any minute. We're watching for that glad day to arrive.

Mercy is still open! We do not know when the Lamb will leave the mercy seat. We do not know when the resurrection of the saints will happen.

 

Mystery 8


We do not know when time shall be no more.

64-0816  PROVING HIS WORD

Let these people today understand that, and let the sinner seek You at this hour, before the gates close and there will be no more time. Let the Bride, as she starts getting out of step from this and that, may she come back into the step as the vision showed a few weeks ago.

65-1031  POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

And now she [ Meda ] is like myself, we're getting old and gray, and our times are running out. And yet with this grand Hope, that we will be gathered together again in Him, where there will be no more time, old age, nothing to hinder us or bother us.

Time is measured by change.  We grow until about the age of 25, and after that we are all subject to the laws of decay. During the passage of time we hit problems that hinder and bother us.

When time ends, there will be no more change. We will not age. There will be no hindrances. No grief. No suffering.

We do not know when that glorious day will arrive.

64-0830M  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.3

The Seals never ended time. Time or seasons until after the Millennium. No. It'll still be time until after the Millennium.

65-0410  THE EASTER SEAL

And then, the Bride returns back with the Groom for a thousand years, the Millennium reign; after that comes the white throne judgment; after that comes the new heavens and new earth and the new city coming down from God out of heaven. Eternity and time blends together.

1963 03 24   THE SEVENTH SEAL

Now, notice, when the seven angels come forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet... One thunder,

The Cloud was a month before this. The seventh Seal was revealed as a total mystery.  He says that time shall be no more, sometime in the future. So the Cloud and the seven Seals never ended time.

64-0726M  RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE

……. for we are called to gather together for the sounding of the Trumpet. "For the Trumpet of the Lord shall sound, then time shall be no more.

63-1110  HE  THAT  IS  IN  YOU

So, but you see, if God is in it, and telling the Truth, this is the last time of history. This is the last of the world's history. It's closing. There will be time no more, someday.

Nine months after the Cloud and he says that time will end someday in the future.

64-0830  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS.3

Question:  If time ceased when the Seals were opened, then the Millennium is also finished, is it not?

Answer: No, no. Time didn't cease when the Seals were opened. Misunderstood it.

What happened, the mysteries was revealed, not time ceased. ….

Because see? We got a thousand years after the church has gone home and comes back upon the earth. Then time ceases in the new heavens and new earth.

63-1028  PARDON

Our Heavenly Father, knowing that the sun is swiftly going down, time shall be no more, one day the great Archangel will step out on the scene of time, from out of Eternity. And the trumpet of God shall sound, and every man and woman will answer to what we know to be the Truth, the Word of God.

1965  CHURCH AGE BOOK  SARDIS CHURCH AGE

It is more than evident that names have been, and will be removed from the Book of Life ere time shall be no more.

64-0409  THE IDENTIFICATION OF CHRIST IN ALL AGES

Look, what if some man walked in here with nail scars in his hands, and stuff all over his face, and blood, and so forth? Any hypocrite could do that. And, remember, Jesus won't come like that. When He comes like that, time will be no more. There will be no more time, when He comes like that.

But why would you know that it was Him then if He come? Because He would identify Himself by His Spirit, His sign, His Life in you. "I am the Vine, ye are the branches."

We will have eternal bodies just like His. His Holy Spirit will be in us.

64-0403  JEHOVAH JIREH.2

A man might come in here with nail scars in his hands, and thorn prints and say, "I am the Lord." Any old hypocrite can do that. But, the Life! The Lord Jesus' body is sitting at the right hand of the Majesty; when He comes, time is no more, when that body returns to the earth. But His Spirit is here, His Life is giving evidence of Him being here. See? "I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the world."

64-0321E  THE VOICE OF  THE SIGN

Now notice then when His Presence is near, It, certainly It brings emotion. ………..Not a corporal body; when that time, that corporal body returns from Heaven, time shall be no more.

63-1118  I AM THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE

Certainly, the end of time hasn't come yet.

63-1110E  HE THAT IS IN YOU

There will be time no more, someday.

63-1110  SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW

Notice, it was to be the seventh angel's Message that was to reveal the seventh, the Seven Seals. Revelation 10:7, now, you'll find it. See?

 "And he saw this Angel come down, put His foot on the land and on the sea," that was Christ, "had a rainbow over His head…….. "One foot upon the land, one upon the water; raised up His hand. He had a rainbow over His head," yet. That's a covenant. He was the Covenant Angel, which was Christ; made a little lower than the Angels, to suffer. There He come, "And put His hands up to Heaven, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever," the Eternal One, the Father, God, "that time shall be no more," when this takes place. It's run out. It's done. It's finished.

63-0825   HOW CAN I OVERCOME

"And to those who look for Christ the second time," that can overcome the things of this world, by His grace, to come into Him, and shut your eyes to anything else but Him and His Word, "He will appear the second time in Glory."

"For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise; those which are alive and remain shall be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, be caught up together, to meet Him in the air."

……..For, we believe that the hour is getting late, the sun is swiftly sinking in the west, then will soon be that "time shall be no more." Time and Eternity will blend together when God and His people blends together. And we pray, God, that, at that time, that we will be numbered among those that'll be blended into Christ, that's called His Bride.

63-0818  THE UNITING TIME AND SIGN

When the trumpet of God shall sound, and time shall be no more,

And the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair;

When the dead in Christ shall rise and gather over on the other shore yonder (with the Bride that's alive), to be caught up together.

63-0324E  THE SEVENTH SEAL

We must remember that this Seventh Seal is the end of time of all things. That's right. The things written in the Seven Seal Book (sealed up of the plan of redemption from before the foundation of the world), it every bit ends. It is the end; it is the end of the struggling world. It's the end of struggling nature. It's the end of everything. In there is the end of the trumpets. It's the end of the vials. It's the end of the earth. It's the...It's even the end of time. Time runs out; the Bible said so.

Revelations the 10th chapter and 1 to the 7th verse. Time runs out. The angel said, "Time will be no more," in the days of this great thing to happen. Everything runs out in this time, at the end of this Seventh Seal.

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

All of these are future events.

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

Then it is He, the Lamb, that takes His kingly position when His saints come to crown Him Lord of lord and King of king. See? See, time has run out. Revelations 10:6; there's no more time.

……..So here come the Lamb now. His intercessory days is over, the mediatorial days. That's when this Angel is going to stand there (You wait till we get in the Seals.) and time shall be no more. That's right.

……..Wait till we get over there at that one hour--take that one-half hour that is silent; the sanctuary's smoking; there's no more intercession; the Sacrifice has left; it's a judgment seat. There's no Blood on it no more, for the Blood covered Lamb has walked away. Don't you wait till that time.

Remember in the Old Testament? As long as the blood was off the mercy seat, it was judgment, but as long as the blood was on there, there was mercy. But when the Lamb walked away, that did it.

What's He been? He's been an Intercessor.

…….. But then in the last age, all these mysteries are to be solved and handed out, and the Seals are to be opened by the Lamb and revealed to the Church, and then time is no more.

All of these are future events.

 

Mystery 9


We do not know when we will be caught up to meet Him in the air.

64-0418  A PARADOX

There is one great one coming, the Rapture. Let's all be ready for that one there. Let's condition our souls now before God, that when that time comes, that we will go.

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,

1965    A RESUME OF THE AGES  -  CHURCH AGE BOOK  CPT.10
This age started just after the turn of the twentieth century. As it was to be the age in which the true church would return to being the bride she was at Pentecost, we know that there must of necessity be a return of dynamic power. The believers sensed this in their spirits and began crying to God for a new outpouring such as was in the first century.
What seemed to be the answer came as many began to speak in tongues and manifest gifts of the Spirit. It was then believed that this was indeed the long awaited RESTORATION. It was not, for the latter rain can come only after the former rain which is the spring or TEACHING rain. The latter rain, then, is the HARVEST rain. How could this be the real thing when the Teaching Rain had not come? The Prophet-Messenger who was to be sent to TEACH the people and turn the hearts of the children back to the Pentecostal fathers had not yet come. Thus what was thought to be the restoration and the final quickening unto the rapture had not come. In it was a mixture of the unrighteous partaking of Spiritual blessing and manifesting in the Holy Ghost as we have kept pointing out to you. In it also was devil power as men were under the control of devils, yet no one seemed to realize it. Then, to prove that it was not the REAL, these people (even before a second generation had appeared) organized, and wrote their unscriptural doctrines and built their own fences as every other group ahead of them did.

The message groups have now made the same mistake that Pentecost made. They preach from quotes, and produce doctrines that are unscriptural.

But if the rapture should take place at this moment, ignorance would be no court of appeal from the judgment of God for being in the wrong ranks.

1965   CHURCH AGES BOOK   CHAPTER 9

This is exactly the organized churches of the last day, for it says in verse 4, "Come out of her MY PEOPLE". The rapture has not yet taken place. The bride is not yet gone when these terrible conditions in this rich, false church exist.

1965   CHURCH AGES BOOK   CHAPTER 5   PERGAMOS

Jesus will be the showdown between the denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word and take His bride in the rapture.

1965   CHURCH AGES BOOK   CHAPTER 1  

As the Jews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews, and the Rapture will come.

65-1207  LEADERSHIP
Do you really look at yourself, to God? And do you feel that you're not where you ought to be at this hour? Cause the Rapture could come at any time.

65-1206  MODERN EVENTS ARE MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY
We're living on up here to the Bride age, the calling out of the Church and getting It together for the Rapture.

In the last month of his life and brother Branham was still looking forward to the Rapture. Neither he nor us know when it will be.

His ministry was to restore the mysteries that would prepare the Bride for the second Coming of Jesus.

 

Mystery 10


“No one knows what was in those Thunders”.

Thus we do not know the mystery of what the Thunders uttered.

Message pastors claim that they know what the seven Thunders uttered.

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

1965  LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE  -  CHURCH AGE BOOK  CPT.9

It was in the end-time period that the seven thunders of Jesus came forth.

Revelation 10:3-4,  "And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

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."

 What was in those thunders no one knows.

But we need to know. And it will take a prophet to get the revelation because God has no other way of bringing out His Scriptural revelations except by a prophet.

 

Only a prophet could get the revelation of the seven Thunders. But brother Branham never got the revelation because the first church age also never had the revelation. Why?  Because they are not written in Scripture. There is no prophet alive today to get that revelation.

Thus this mystery will only be revealed when the dead rise. No one will get it right before then.

The Thunders are to prepare us for being caught up to meet the Lord. We can only do that when we are in a new body. We will only be changed after the resurrection of the dead. Then alone can the Thunders prepare us.

If you know the Thunders, why are you still here? You have obviously missed something.

So in 1965 he said that we do not know what was in the seven Thunders.

65-08 22   CHRIST IS REVEALED IN HIS OWN WORD

….Then the seven thunders utter their strange voices, and John was going to write... It was... John knew what it was, but he didn't write it, 'cause he was forbidden to write it. That's absolutely and altogether a mystery. It's not even in symbol or nothing. We just know it thundered; that's all.

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

Then the Lamb turned back again and pulled another Seal off and here went out a red horse. That was kind of a--still a mysterious thing, wasn't it when He opened it up? And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.

The seven Thunders are not part of the mysteries that brother Branham revealed.

The written mysteries must all be revealed first before the seven Thunders utter.

1965  CHURCH AGE BOOK   RESUME OF THE AGES   CHAPTER 10

........Then the seven thunders utter their strange voices, and John was going to write... It was... John knew what it was, but he didn’t write it, ‘cause he was forbidden to write it. That’s absolutely and altogether a mystery. It’s not even in symbol or nothing. We just know it thundered; that’s all.

The seven Thunders are a complete mystery.

Both wise and foolish virgins were fast asleep. So when will the sleeping virgins wake up?

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

Now, that's what's the reason today that the revivals that we're supposed to have. We have denominational revivals; we haven't had a real stirring. No, no, no, no. No, sir. Don't think we got revivals. We haven't. Oh, they've got millions and millions and millions of church members, but not a revival nowhere. No, no.

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.

Because the seven Thunders are unknown, we do not know when or how they will utter.

But these strange Thunders will do something that is subtly Scriptural, and the Bride that lives by the Bible will recognize their significance. Those who think that the Thunders have already uttered will obviously miss their significance when they do utter.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH SEAL

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

........ 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.

.......... Now, the Coming of the Lord is in mystery. We don't know when He's coming, how He's coming, but we know He is coming. See? And so was all the mysteries of God waiting for this last day. After He's already been completed, then He reveals and shows what He's done. Oh, my! Never gave His mystery in full.

First the mysteries must be revealed. This happened by the end of 1965. Only after that can the seven Thunders utter.

We don't know when He's coming, how He's coming, but we know He is coming.

We do not even know if the seven Thunders utter from heaven or from earth.

62-12 30    SIRS IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END

Look where the voices was in the thunders, not in heaven, on earth. The thunders never uttered from the heavens; they uttered from the earth.

Here brother Branham says the Thunders utter from earth.

63-03 24    THE SEVENTH SEAL

Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery. This one I have--will speak and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

Here he says the Thunders are in Heaven.

It is thus safest to just leave the Thunders alone. We are simply guessing, which does not help anyone.

63_0317  THE  BREACH  BETWEEN  THE  SEVEN  CHURCH  AGES  AND  THE  SEVEN  SEALS

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. Now, that's what we don't know. That's yet to be revealed; it's not in Holy Script, what them thunders say.

The Thunders were not written in the Bible, so we have no symbols to interpret.

Whatever you say about what they uttered or when they uttered, you are just speculating. That is dangerous.


Mystery 11   


Mercy is over?   Not yet. But we do not know when mercy will be over.

61-0618  REVELATION  CHAPTER  FIVE.2

The last one of them is Revelation 10, "Foot on land and on sea," time had run out, redemption is over, and now He comes in as a Lion. He was a Lamb then, now He comes in as Lion of the tribe of Juda.

Mercy is over when the Angel comes down.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

While I believe, with all my heart, the seat's still open. I believe He's still on the throne of God, but soon He is going to rise now and come forth to claim what He has redeemed.

But three weeks after the Cloud was seen, brother Branham said Jesus is still on the throne, and will rise off the throne sometime in the future. So the Cloud did not end time. Nor did it end redemption. The Cloud, that brother Branham knew nothing about at the time, was briefly seen for 28 minutes north of the city of Flagstaff and remained at 42 kilometers height. The Cloud never came down on 28 February 1963. There was no one spiritual enough under the Cloud to receive the angels that formed the Cloud. Brother Branham was 200 miles south in the city of Tucson on that date.

63-0321  THE FOURTH SEAL

He may leave the seat any time of His intercession; then you could cry with all your heart, you could stomp, you could speak in tongues, you could run up and down the floor, you could do anything you wanted to and join every church in the world; there's nothing, no more Bleach for your sins. Then what do you--where are you then?

63-0323  THE SIXTH SEAL

Then, Father, pour down the Holy Spirit of Oil upon them, that they might be placed into the service of the Lord God, that they might be workers in this last evil day. For we realize we have just a short time, and the Church might go at any time.

The Lamb might at any time leave the sanctuary up there or the throne of sacrifice, come forth from the throne of God where the sacrifice laid, and then it's over. There's no more hopes for the world; she's finished. Then she goes into flusterations of great spasms of earthquakes and great shakings like it was at the resurrection.

And as Christ rose from the grave, when the saints rise, the same thing will take place. Lord, it could be at any minute. We're watching for that glad day to arrive.

 

64-0427  A TRIAL

And I'd like to stop here, on Noah's witness, and let you know this, that there will come a time that when men and women, the church, will be going right ahead preaching and believing they're getting saved, when the door will be closed just like it was then. If you're not in, you get in now, 'cause God will close the door and there will be no more mercy. He said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the coming of the Son of man."

….. One of these days, men and women will cry out. It'll be too far, be too late. The door will be closed. Jesus says it would be that way. "The virgins come and knocked on the door, and said, 'Let us in.' They wanted to get some of the Oil." But they ought to have got Oil when Oil was being given out. They knocked on the door. It said, "They were cast into outer darkness where there'll be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth."

1964, and he spoke of a future time when the door to mercy closes, the church world will be in terror. At the moment all the churches are very complacent, including all the different varieties of Message churches.

There are 45 000 different varieties of Christianity. Each one thinks that they are correct. Each one thinks that they have need of nothing. They think they do not need any correction, so they refuse to be corrected. The whole situation has thus become somewhat farcial as the Bible says the church of Laodicea is blind and does not know it. That includes both you and me. We are all in trouble.

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 Scripture is ignored by the self satisfied Christians of today who judge their church success by their numbers and their wealth. Pride, arrogance, and over confidence are the status symbols of their supposed relationship with God.
I TIMOTHY 6:5   Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

64-0417  THEN JESUS CAME AND CALLED

Redeem means "bring back from where it fell from." And in the human race, she was fell. And she can't accept It now; she's too young. So the church will slug right along, just play along, will have meetings, and so forth, till that last person is brought in, then that Book is closed, there's no more added. Then it's all over.

Until, when to that time will be, none of us know. But let's just keep doing all that we can, to His glory, until that time is over. We don't know who that person is. It may already be in, we're just waiting His Coming. We do not know. And it will never be revealed to man, the time of His Coming, because not even the Angels of Heaven know when it's going to be. But we're just looking for it at any time, and waiting, watching for His Coming.

None of us know when mercy will be over.

63-1130  GO AWAKE JESUS

And someday when the Book of redemption is finished, the Lamb takes It. And then the last name is called off of that, the Lamb comes forward to call for what He has redeemed, that's His Church.

And I believe that time is close at hand.

Someday (in the future) redemption is finished. This was eight months after the Seals were revealed, and he still spoke of mercy.

63-0318  THE FIRST SEAL

Now, the mystery of the Book are revealed when the Seals are broken. And when the Seals completely are broken, the time of redemption is over, because the Lamb left the intercession post to walk out to take His claims. He was a Mediator between that, but when the real revelation happens on the Seals as they begin to break, the Lamb is coming forth from the sanctuary. It's according to the Word. We read it last night. He come from the--out of the midst and took the Book. So He's no more Mediator, because even they called Him a Lion, and that's the--that's the King, and He's not a Mediator then.

The seven Seals did not completely break. The seventh Seal was left as a mystery.

1964-07-19   THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS  

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

63-0324E  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because, 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 will be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

63-1110   SOULS  THAT  ARE  IN  PRISON  NOW

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

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

 

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

Heavenly Father, I know not no more what to do but to quote Your Word. Here are men standing on their feet that feels that they haven't been where they should be--ready for this rapture; for it may take place before the First Seal be opened to us.

And, Father, I pray for them. I as Your servant offer this prayer to the great Intercessor, Christ; as they pray, I offer my prayer with them upon the ivory throne of God where the bloody sacrifice is setting there tonight and most any time might step from the throne to come forth to claim His possessions. Then there's no more mercy left; it's judgment.

………Come while the Mediator, as far as I know, is still on the throne making intercessions, because there will come a day when you'll want to come, and there will be no Mediator.

63-0623E  THE FLASHING RED LIGHT OF THE SIGN OF HIS COMING

What will happen? Just exactly like it was in the days of Noah. One day, the door of mercy will be closed. Then the Scripture says, "the sanctuary become smoky," that means that the Intercessor has gone from it. And as long as the Lamb is still back there... As I said this morning, or somewhere I was preaching, that, as long as the Lamb is there to make intercession, there is still mercy.

65-0117  A PARADOX

Now He is just the same today. You don't have to be here. Now, the Bible said that in the New Testament now, that, "Jesus Christ is our High Priest." Do we believe that? The only High Priest we have, the only Intercessor we have between God and man, is the Man, Christ Jesus. Do you believe that? And the Bible said, "He is the High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities." Is that right? How many know that true?

65-0426  PROVING HIS WORD

He's the Intercessor now, an Intercessor making intercessions for those who He has redeemed. All whose name was written on the Lamb's Book of Life, is redeemed.

1965, the last year of his life, and Jesus was still making intercessions for sinners.

Whatever you believe from other quotes, they cannot contradict all these quotes that came from the last three years of his ministry.

There are six other mysteries in Part 2 of this study.

Mystery 12.   We do not know when the appearing of Christ happens.

Mystery 13.   The seven Seals have not actually opened in Heaven. We got a preview of them when we got the revelation of the opening of the seven Seals on earth. Before the event, there must be a revelation of the event.

Mystery 14.   We do not know the new Name of Jesus.

Mystery 15.   It is wrong to deify brother Branham and place his quotes above or equal to Scripture. He came to reveal Scripture, not to write Scripture.

Mystery 16.   Will children be born in the Millennium?

Mystery 17.   We do not know when the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down.

 

Churchgoers are not original thinkers because the Roman Catholic church is the mother harlot who produced daughter harlots (all the other non-Catholic churches). So everyone ends up following the Catholic example.

To the Catholics the Pope is believed to be the "Voice of God" and as such, despite his mistakes, he is called "infallible". Notice how exactly that is copied by the Message believers.

The sermons of brother Branham are sold by "Voice of God" Recordings. Message pastors claim that it is heresy to try to "correct the prophet". If he cannot be corrected, he is "infallible". The Catholics are too terrified to try to correct the Pope. Message believers are rejected if they try to correct brother Branham's quotes, like thinking that America would be destroyed in 1977, and thinking that brother Branham was under the Cloud that formed above Flagstaff on 28 February 1963. He was actually 200 miles away at Tucson, and knew nothing about the Cloud at that time. Message preachers interpreted a quote to say Hillary would be the 2017 President. She lost the election. God sending a warning to us all about Message leaders who have corrupted the quotes. These leaders just wiped the egg off their faces and kept preaching. We cannot say God did not warn us about our  leadership that should be taking us back to Scripture.

Thus each Message group is secure in their own interpretations of selected quotes, and reject any attempt to be corrected by someone outside their group. Typical Laodicea, they have "need of nothing", they certainly feel that they have no need of correction.

Yet the whole Laodicea church world (Message groups and denominations) is described as being blind. No exceptions are mentioned in Scripture.