Revelation 6 Revealing and Opening the Seals



The Seals are revealed on earth before they can be Opened in Heaven. Jesus wants to see who agrees with His great Plan.

First published on the 10th of December 2022 — Last updated on the 22nd of December 2022

Four beasts describe the history of the church


Revelation Chapter 6 is based on the four beasts in Revelation Chapter 4 that surround the Throne of God in Heaven.

These protect and guide the church during the seven church ages.

REVELATION 4:7And 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 four beasts are a summary of the seven church ages.

The Lion-beast represents the apostolic doctrines that established the early church. Each local church was ruled by a group of local elders. The early church obeyed the New Testament truth.

The Ox-beast represented the truth getting lost in the Dark Ages under elevated human leadership as each church wanted one man as its head. As time went on, the church corrupted the truth.

EPHESIANS 5:23For the husband is the head of the wife,

even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Only Christ is the Head of each church as He alone is our Saviour. Each church is a part of His Body and the Body must be subject to the Head.

But, each church replaced Christ with one man as their leader. Human opinions replaced the Scriptures. The church splintered.

Then God began to restore or resurrect the church from its death in the Dark Ages.

The Man-beast represented inspired human scholarship that started around the time of the Reformation of 1520. The restoration of salvation by grace through faith. The translation of the King James Bible. The restoration of holiness and the great missionary age.

The Eagle-beast represented the Pentecostal restoration of the gifts of the Spirit. Then in the ministry of William Branham we were given an insight (represented by the eagle’s piercing eyesight) into the restoration of the Bible truths of the early church.

The big mystery of God is to know that Jesus is Lord God Almighty. As such,He is the Word of God. By believing the revealed Word of God, the King James Bible, the end time believers are restored back to the apostolic fathers who wrote the New Testament.

The two Eagle wings also represent the two prophets, Moses and Elijah, who will pull out the 144000 Jews during the 3.5 years of great Tribulation, once the church ages have finished.

A single Thunder is needed to open the First Seal


There is much confusion over the opening of the Seven Seals.

Three important points must be considered.

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


  1. The Seals have to be revealed before they can be opened.
  2. The First Seal cannot open until a mysterious Thunder has uttered.
  3. The Seven Seals actually only open after Jesus has caught up His Bride to 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.

The Seals cannot open until that Thunder blasts out.

Revelation Chapters 4, 5, and 6 follow each other in a sequence of events.

61-0611 REVELATION CHAPTER FIVE.1

Now, in the 4th chapter, we find out that John was caught up into Heaven after he seen the church ages.

60-1231 REVELATION CHAPTER FOUR.1

Now, immediately after He showed the end of the age of His work here, He went on up into Heaven, He said,

"I'll show you what's going to be after this, after the church ages."

He said, "John, I can't talk to you down there no more, 'cause I've left down here, I've come up higher. Come up here with Me!" Amen! "And I'll show you what's going to take place hereafter." Oh, my! Hmm! Oh! Caught up in the vision, caught up into Glory.

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John, being taken up immediately after the church age, was a type of the raptured Church.

Immediately after the church age is over, this Laodicean Church Age, then comes the Rapture. The Church goes up like John did, into the Presence of God. Oh, my! Whew! That just winds my soul around. Caught up, at the Rapture of the Church!

Revelation Chapters 4, 5, and 6 happen after the church ages are over.

Thus it is wrong to have the Seven Seals opening during the seven church ages.

In Chapter 4 John, as an individual, is caught up to Heaven representing the Bride being caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

1965 AN EXPOSITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES CHAPTER 1
And it was not until Revelation 5:6-8 (which follows Revelation 4:2-3 in sequence of time) that we see the "Lamb" taking the book from "HIM" That sat on the throne, as indicated in Revelation 4:2-3 and 9-10.

Revelation Chapter 5 happens in Heaven after Chapter 4. This is where the Lamb takes the Book while His Bride is standing around His throne.

63-0324 QUESTIONS ANANSWERS ON THE SEALS

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

Are these the raptured saints?

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

Only after taking the Book in Chapter 5, does the Lord begin to actually open the Seals in Chapter 6.

And at that time the Bride has been caught up to Heaven and is standing around the throne of God. Only then does Jesus take the Sealed Book and begin to open the Seals as the Bride stands around watching in awe.

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

This is a mysterious Thunder that must have a deeper meaning.

When does this single Thunder utter?

This single Thunder never uttered when brother Branham was on earth.

There has to be a single Thunder before the First Seal opens.

But, after revealing the First Seal, brother Branham was still waiting for that mystery Thunder.

Thus, the single Thunder had not uttered before he revealed the First Seal.

Consequently, the First Seal was revealed but it was not actually opened.

1963-0319 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...

When he revealed the Second Seal, he was still looking for the Thunder in the future.

In the last month of his life he was still waiting for that single Thunder. Still waiting for the "shout".

Still waiting for the resurrection.

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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.

Thunder is produced by lightning


In the natural world, thunder comes from lightning.

What two spiritual meanings can lightning have?

The spread of restored Bible truth and the fall of Satan.

The restoration of the apostolic truth after the Dark Ages as the Gospel travelled from Germany with Luther restoring salvation by grace through faith, in the fifth church age. The King James Bible was translated in England. Then holiness and outreach was restored in England by John Wesley in the sixth church age, which led to the great missionary age that spread the King James Bible worldwide.

The Pentecostal revival in America restored the supernatural gifts in the 7th church age. William Branham recorded his voice as he began revealing the Bible mysteries between 1947 and 1965. When he was killed in an accident, his voice continued to teach the Bride how to understand the Bible.

When the final Bride individuals are able to prove the revealed mysteries from the Bible for themselves, then the last church age will have been restored back to the first church age. That ends the seventh church age as it blends into the beliefs of the apostolic fathers of the New Testament. The more we can understand the Bible mysteries, the brighter the lightning of the Gospel gets.

MATTHEW 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

From Germany to England to America. The Gospel light got brighter.
God knew that the apostles would do a good work of establishing the first church age because Jesus had trained them. He knew that human leaders would wreck the church and truth would die out in the Dark Ages. The main concern of God was the restoration of the truth during the last three church ages as church leaders, who should know better, would increasingly corrupt the truth as they sold out for money and popularity and power.

MATTHEW 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Jesus, as the Word of God, is crucified by the churches when they reject the revealed mysteries of Scripture. This rejected Word is what the end-time eagles feed their souls on.

The Bride becomes one with the Word because they only prove their beliefs from the revealed Word.

When the Bride individuals speak from Scripture, just like the apostolic fathers did, then that is the shout of the Bride that reaches Heaven. Then it is time for the "voice" of the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

I THESSALONIANS 4:16For 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:

62-1111 WHY I AM AGAINST ORGANIZED RELIGION
Notice, the 19th chapter is the next, "After these things." Did you notice here in the 19th chapter, "After these things"? Watch what? After what? After the Message of "Come out of her!"
"After these things," watch, "is the shout of the Bride saints, with the Bridegroom,
going to the Marriage of the Lamb."

The shout of the Bride is the signal for Jesus to start His descent which first involves throwing Satan out of Heaven.

Satan must get cast out of Heaven before the Bride can be caught up to Heaven.

LUKE 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Remember, it takes lightning to produce Thunder.

REVELATION 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Michael is Christ when He appears as the Archangel.

REVELATION 12:8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Satan is allowed into Heaven as the public prosecutor.

REVELATION 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Sometime in the future, when the seven Thunders have shown the Bride how to get their bodies changed, the Bride will be sinless and Satan can never accuse them again. The Bride are then complete believers in the perfect King James Bible. Then Satan is thrown out of Heaven.

If you fully believe the King James Bible then Satan cannot harm you.

The Bride, by becoming Scriptural, completes the lightning of the revealed Word.

That lightning blends in with the lightning of Satan falling to earth to begin the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

That will produce a single Thunder to indicate that it is time for the Seven Seals to open, and the Bride must be caught up to Heaven to witness that event.

REVELATION 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

The Bride are in eternal bodies. That will be real strength as they are sinless. Changing the bodies of the living Bride will be a time of great power.

63-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL

Now, we find out here that

this Satan, after being kicked out of heaven, incarnates himself in the beast,

and now he is a beast. Antichrist, false prophet, and now beast and given the name of death, and hell follows him: fully Satan on his throne... Oh, my. On the earth--he's Satan representative on the earth; that he now is head of the kingdoms of the world, the very same kingdoms that he offered to the Lord Jesus in Matthew 4, Satan now becomes a full king.

Now, this happens later on. He's false prophet now. He will become beast after while when he breaks his covenant there with the Jews. You know how we been through... All right.

Notice now, he will be given a heart of a beast at that time, and Satan will incarnate himself,

because when the Church goes up, Satan's cast out. See? It's done then. All of his accusing is done. See?

Now, as long... Look, as long as the Intercessor is still on the throne, Satan can stand there and accuse, because he is the attorney of the other side. He's the opponent of Christ. And Christ is... He's standing there... The opponent is standing there saying, "But wait, Adam fell. Adam done this. I conquered him. I got his wife to believe a lie, and You said she'd be damned by it. I got it."

But here's the Mediator standing there (Amen.), the Kinsman Redeemer (Amen.) standing there with the Blood that can take the vilest sinner's heart and change it. A Mediator is on the throne. Yes, sir.

Satan said, "But they are guilty."

Jesus said, "They're not."

That Clorox was invented or manufactured to take stain, take the coloring out of ink or any other stain--they got it. It'll break it up till you never will find it again. It goes back to gases and all the way back to cosmic light and it'll past molecules and everything else till it turns back to the original where it come from. It's a creation, a creation had to come from a Creator. But all the chemicals that was manufactured and put together, they're broke up and that's just all there is to it, there's no more of it. Even the very water substance it is, blends with the Clorox which is ashes. Amen. Glory to God, it's all clean.

That's what the Blood of Jesus Christ does to the true child of God. When he confesses that sin and stands there justified in His Mercy, goodness. Even it's so great till God said, "I can't even remember it any more, and he's absolutely My son."

Once the living Bride are in their immortal bodies they are sinless. The resurrected saints from the New Testament are also sinless in their immortal bodies. When they are caught up to Heaven they will be a pure group of blood-washed saints that are now perfect and will no longer need a Saviour.

That is why Christ can leave the Mercy Seat when our bodies change.

The future and the past both affect us


REVELATION 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts

full of eyes before and behind.

A sea speaks of people from many nations and languages. Glass as clear as crystal speaks of blood-washed saints who have been totally cleansed of sin and have been changed into glorified, eternal bodies who can no longer sin. Clear glass is transparent. These saints that have been caught up to Heaven have no hidden agendas. They were only interested in being Scriptural. They have a clear insight into the mysteries of Scripture that were revealed by the seventh angel or messenger, William Branham from America.

As the Moon reflects the sunlight to the Earth that is in darkness,

so the true Bride reflect the thoughts of God by quoting from the King James Bible which is the Voice of God.

The Will of God is expressed very clearly in His revealed written Word.

Brother Branham is the voice of the seventh angel, not the Voice of God.

63-0630 THE THIRD EXODUS

 for they can hear plainly the God's Voice, calling, through His Word

...  Listen to the Bible, the Voice of God calling to you in this day.

Eyes speak of intelligence.

We must have enough intelligence to see whether an idea is written in Scripture or not. If the idea is unscriptural then it is an impurity and causes us to see through a glass darkly.

Full of eyes means full of intelligence. They know exactly what is going on.

Before means that they know the future. Thus, they know what to prepare for. They tell us to do unexpected things, like leaving our favourite church, because we are actually in an exodus.

Sitting complacently in a church does not prepare us for the midnight cry of Matthew Chapter 25 that will wake up all the churches.

That cry will tell us to get out of our churches. The Bride individuals will have to leave the churches.

MATTHEW 25:5While the bridegroom tarried,

they all slumbered and slept.

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

go ye out to meet him.

Behind means that they know the past. They understand the events that have led up to the present circumstances. They know the past errors of elevated human leadership and man-made ideas that established modern-day denominational church structures.

Our future success depends on our ability to return to the past beliefs of the apostolic church.

God desires to see a local church led by a group of local elders who are ruled by the written Bible.

A Thunder triggers the opening of the Seals


The candlestick in the Old Testament represents the seven church ages.

The central candlestick represents the first church age that was established by the apostles who Jesus trained. That is the only church age that can be trusted because John saw Jesus standing in the midst or centre of the candlestick. John, the last of the apostles as well as being a great prophet, fell as dead before Jesus. No Christian can ever argue with the Word of God which is Absolute and Perfect and we know It as the King James Bible.

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

Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Juda. Jesus is the Word of God.

REVELATION 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Thus, it is essential that the seventh church age gets back to the first church age.

REVELATION 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion

The Lion of the tribe of Judah is Jesus, Who is the Word of God. The apostles established the first church age by believing the New Testament to be the fulfillment of the Old Testament that was like a shadow or outline of the New Testament.

The second church age began losing the truth as they allowed a Bishop to become the head of a church. Human leadership leads us away from the Word of God into man-made ideas.

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.

A most important point is needed to be understood in this verse.

The actual opening of the Seals is triggered by a mysterious unknown Thunder. This Thunder is a future event as it has not yet happened.

That means that the Seals have not yet actually opened.

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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.

This statement was made one month before brother Branham died. He was still waiting for the single Thunder to utter in the future. He was also still waiting for the mighty Angel to come down.

This single Thunder is linked to the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

Please notice that he was also still waiting for the shout.

The shout was not William Branham proving his message from the Bible.

The shout is when the Bride individuals can prove his message from the Bible.

60-0804  AS THE EAGLE STIRRETH UP HER NEST

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

63-1110  HE THAT IS IN YOU

Believe all the Message. Believe That. If it isn't,

if it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.

51-0413  THE WORKS THAT I DO BEAR WITNESS OF ME

We believe it because the Bible says so.

1965-0429  THE CHOOSING OF A BRIDE

But the Word of God attracts the Bride of Christ.

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

So, please do not let anyone fool you into believing that the single Thunder has uttered or that the Archangel has come down. The Archangel comes down to perform the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

The shout is when the Bride is restored to the apostles


62-1111  WHY I AM AGAINST ORGANIZED RELIGION
Notice, the 19th chapter is the next, "After these things." Did you notice here in the 19th chapter, "After these things"? Watch what? After what? After the Message of "Come out of her!"
"After these things," watch,

"is the shout of the Bride saints, with the Bridegroom,
going to the Marriage of the Lamb."

The shout is when the Bride individuals can prove the truth for themselves just from the King James Bible.

The shout is the Scriptural voice of the Lion-beast at the end time in the mouths of the Eagle-beast Bride.

I CORINTHIANS 4:1  Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

The apostles had to explain the mysteries (plural) like serpent seed, the Godhead, the name of God, the water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, the church ages still to come, the falling away of the church, that spirit of antichrist, the beast, the man of sin, God cutting off the Jews and then turning back to the Jews in the end, the Coming of the Lord, etc.

These are some of the mysteries of God that the first church once knew. These mysteries of God would be lost in the Dark Ages but would be restored to the end-time church by the end-time prophet.

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

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Takes the Book Seals and breaks them and shows the seventh angel,

for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel.

Please note that the 18 years of recorded sermons that brother Branham did enabled him to understand the mysteries of God (plural).

By learning from him, we are also enabled to understand the mysteries of God that are hidden from the churches.

But the mysteries of God (plural) that we learn from his teachings is not the mystery of God (singular).

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Now, we just come through the church ages with even history and prove that. See? It is the angel's message of the seventh church.

All right, reveals all the mysteries that's been in the past, all the things in the past.

Revelations 10:1-7. That's to be.

Very important:

Brother Branham places Revelation 10:1 to 7 into the future.

Revelation 10:7 refers to the ministry of brother Branham.

REVELATION 10:7But 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.

Here he says that his ministry lies in the future.

Revelation 10:7 speaks of the mystery of God (singular). What is that?

Only when the Bride individuals are restored back to the beliefs of the apostolic fathers will the ministry of brother Branham be considered successful.

Understanding these mysteries would enable individuals at the end to be restored back to the beliefs of the first church age apostles.

This restoration back to the first church beliefs is the great mystery of God.

The voice of the seventh angel is not the Voice of God


REVELATION 10:7In the days of the voice of the seventh angel

Please notice that the emphasis is not on the angel himself as a man, but rather on his recorded voice that revealed the Bible mysteries to the Bride.

61-0112  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS

As John the Baptist was sent forth to forerun the first coming of Christ, your message...

It's the message that will forerun the second coming of Christ.

That's what the Angel of the Lord said.

Brother Branham preached for 18 years recording his voice. This is now available as text or audio.

ACTS 13:27For 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.

His voice has continued to reveal the Bible mysteries to us from 1966 to 2023 (so far). That is almost 60 years.

By having his voice available to either read or listen to, we have had almost sixty extra years to prepare ourselves by becoming more Scriptural. And thanks to the internet in the last 20 years or so, the Bible teachings of brother Branham have really spread worldwide.

It is not the seventh angel as a man. He had 18 years to preach his message.

It is the message of the seventh angel which enables us to understand the King James Bible and thus we can be restored back to the early church beliefs. The message is on the internet and thus reaches to the ends of the world. The Eagle-beast or Eagle-spirit enables us to understand the preaching of the Lion-beast that Saint Paul and the apostles established.

The voice of William Branham teaches us spiritual children to understand the writings of the apostolic fathers.

It is not enough that you have recognized the prophet of the seventh church age. You have to get a revelation from his quotes that enable you to understand the written Scriptures.

DANIEL 12:10Many 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.

In the end, only the wise virgins will be able to understand the revealed mysteries and prove their beliefs just from Scripture.

Two unifications are happening today. The living Bride unites the seventh church age quotes with the first church age Scriptures of Saint Paul and the apostles. Meanwhile, unnoticed in our turbulent age, the antichrist spirit that established the papacy is uniting the white horse of unscriptural religious deception, the red horse of political power, and the black horse of Big Business money-loving demonology, into the church systems.

Uniting is a sign of the times.

The white, red, and black colours unite into a pale corpse-coloured church of foolish virgins who die in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.

The churches of today have missed the point that God wants to restore us back so that we only believe what was written for the first church age. The early church never attempted to understand the mysteries that were hidden by not being written in the Bible, like the 7 Thunders, the 7th Seal, and the new name of Jesus. We must also leave those unwritten mysteries alone if we are to return to the beliefs of the early church.

A subtle form of deception has crept into the message of brother Branham.

The Bible speaks of him as the voice of the seventh angel.

His followers have promoted him to being the Voice of God.

The Voice of God was never promised in the New Testament.

So, if you believe that, then you have already started on an unscriptural path.

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