Revelation Chapter 6 Part 3
Revelation 6 Part 3
REVELATION 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
This verse of the fourth Seal deals with the conditions during the seventh church age. This is the apostate church of the Laodiceans that did not want Jesus, Who is the Word of God, in their church. They preferred to splice the quotes of William Branham together in different ways to produce all sorts of different ideas. What people believe depends now on geography. If you live in this part of the world you are dominated by a certain pastor. Move to another area and another pastor dominates with different ideas. No wonder the last church age is called blind.
Worse still, God has promised to vomit all the churches out of His mouth. The mouth of God deals only with the Word of God.
That means the saved church members are heading for the Tribulation.
Brother Branham used his quotes to reveal an understanding of the Scripture. That understanding would save us from the Tribulation.
Now, the message-pastors have so corrupted what brother Branham taught that the people can no longer prove what they believe from Scripture.
Soon, message-people will be so far removed from understanding the Bible that they reject any correction from Scripture. They are so convinced that their quote-ideas are correct that will be impossible to save them from the Tribulation as they will be spiritually blind to the Scriptures.
Then message-people will even corrupt those who want to be Scriptural. And make them blind too by getting them to lose the desire to be Scriptural. At that stage, nobody will be saved from the Tribulation.
MATTHEW 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Today message-pastors condemn those who correct brother Branham's mistakes. Message-people are thus forced to believe that even brother Branham's mistakes are the infallible truth.
How did all this confusion and error arise in our modern-day churches that have now developed into 45000 different kinds of churches? All different yet all claiming to be right. This is a real spiritual swamp that will need the Great Tribulation to drain it and burn it clean. But in the process, all the church-goers will be killed because everyone mourns when Jesus returns for Armageddon. All the Christians have been killed. All the Christian-killers mourn with dread as they now have to face the Lord as He comes for revenge.
REVELATION 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Nobody on earth is happy to see Jesus come at the end of the Tribulation.
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
First, the sign of the Son of man in heaven. Seven angels formed the great cloud of 28 February 1963 north of Flagstaff in Arizona. Then on 8 March 1963, those 7 angels commissioned brother Branham to reveal the Seven Seals. He did this between 17-24 March 1963. That unlocked the mysteries of the Bible to enable individuals to take his quotes through the Scriptures and establish what they believe from Scripture. As a result, they can understand the Bible's mysteries.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
Those individuals get caught up to Heaven to meet the Lord.
The rest, who failed to understand the Bible, because they never ran the quotes through Scripture so as to prove their beliefs just from the Bible, go into the Tribulation, and die. They never took the revelation of the Bible mysteries seriously enough. They kept saying, "Must we know the Bible verses?" instead of saying, "We must know the Bible verses".
Then their killers mourn at the end of the Tribulation when it is their turn to die as Jesus comes with His Bride in the clouds.
To achieve a church age that is classified as blind it was necessary to put the wrong church structure in place.
Pastors were never Scripturally placed in charge of a church.
So the structure of the church, when a pastor is the head, is wrong, to begin with.
There is no Bible authority for a pastor to be the head of the church as "pastors" are mentioned only once in the New Testament but were condemned prophetically 6 times in the Old Testament. Not a good track record.
When God set the church in order, He never even mentioned pastors.
“Pastors” are never mentioned in the Book of Acts which is the blueprint for modern churches to copy.
When God set some in the church, He never referred to pastors.
I CORINTHIANS 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
The apostles who wrote the New Testament have the pre-eminence.
Then the end-time prophet has to restore us to the beliefs of the apostles. A prophet cannot come up with his own ideas. He must reveal what the apostles wrote.
After that comes the ministry of Bible teachers who take what the prophet said and place it into the Scriptures that the apostles wrote. Then our beliefs are preached from Scripture, not from the quotes.
63-0724 GOD DOESN'T CALL MAN TO JUDGMENT WITHOUT FIRST WARNING HIM
The teacher is a special man. He sits back under the anointing of the Spirit and is able to take the Words and put them together by the Holy Spirit, that, the pastor or evangelist either one could not compare with him.
It takes a special gift from God to enable a Bible teacher to be able to line up the Scriptures in order to prove a doctrine.
The teacher reads the quotes in order to get the ideas. Then he links up the relevant Scriptures in order to prove these ideas, just from the Bible.
Pastors do not have this spiritual competence to prove their ideas just from the Bible. It takes a Bible teacher to do that.
But, in order to be the unscriptural head of the church, pastors have to get rid of the proper Bible teachers who disagree with the pastor.
Then the pastor tries to do all the Bible teaching but cannot line up their ideas from Scripture, so they ignore Scripture and focus on quotes. They do not like any Bible opposition to their man-made opinions formed from splicing quotes together.
So what is the real ministry of a pastor? Not to solve Bible doctrines but rather the pastoral care to solve people's personal problems.
63-0724 GOD DOESN'T CALL MAN TO JUDGMENT WITHOUT FIRST WARNING HIM
But, you see, in the church there is the pastor, and that pastor is a special person. He's built to where he can put up with the fusses of the people. He's a burden-bearer, he's the ox of the team. He's a man that can sit down when somebody's got something against somebody else, and sit down with them two families (and take neither side) and reason it out and bring it right back into sweetness. See? He's a pastor, he knows how to take care of things.
The evangelist is a special man. He's a man that's burning like a fireball. He runs into a city and preaches his message, then gets out of there somewhere else. See, he's a special man.
We must remember that only the King James Bible is infallible.
There are some mistakes in brother Branham’s quotes, whether we like that idea or not.
In “Daniel’s 70 Weeks” brother Branham has Palm Sunday in AD 30 and AD 33 in the same sermon. One of those dates has to be wrong.
Pastors are not a ministry that God set in the church, so they have usurped a one-man leadership role, which is Nicolaitanism.
And God hates Nicolaitanism. A dictatorial spirit makes one person want to be the head of the church. Certain man-made deeds or traditions are slowly done to develop his authority over the people. With time, people get accustomed to these deeds which become the enforced doctrine that suppresses the laity or congregation and moves them away from Scripture.
REVELATION 2:6 But this thou [church of Ephesus] hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Nicolaitans. The elevation of a holy man above the laity or congregation. In the first church age, the church also hated this elevation of a one-man-leader above the church.
REVELATION 2:15 So hast thou [church in Pergamos] also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
By the third church age, which started in AD 312, each church no longer hated having a human head.
The church liked the idea. Each church had a bishop who was head of the church.
Then a Bishop rose to become the head of all the churches in a city and was called the Bishop of the city.
In AD 606 the Pope then declared himself Universal Bishop. He was now the boss of all the Bishops. This began the downward plunge into the Dark Ages where the Bible-truth almost died out completely over the next 900 years. All opposition was killed off. Tens of millions were martyred.
That is how dictatorship works in a church. One man is the head of the church and he eliminates all opposition. Today they can fortunately no longer kill dissenters physically but pastors are very good at character assassination of those who oppose them. Same spirit.
That is how wrong it is for a church to have a human head.
Notice the problem. For 1700 years it has been accepted by the church to be ruled by one man. Before the Reformation, he was called a bishop. Now he is called a pastor. This church structure has been around for so long that it has been brainwashed into people's into people's minds. They cannot think of an alternative Bible structure. Thus, the unscriptural church structure with the pastor as the head stops the church from changing, because the pastor will not give up his power or money.
The third church age of Pergamos was deadly. The church lost its hatred of an elevated man ruling the church (which is unscriptural) and then accepted the Trinity doctrine which is also unscriptural. After that, nobody wanted to be strictly Scriptural anymore.
Now people are lukewarm. They accept parts of the Bible and reject or ignore parts of the Bible.
God wants every individual to prove their beliefs from Scripture by themselves.
Searching the Scriptures to see if these things are so, as they did in Berea in the days of Paul.
ACTS 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
62-0627 WE WOULD SEE JESUS
And now, in the Message that I have, I will try to make it just as simple as possible, because being the first time that you... Maybe people has been in the meetings. And it may seem a little strange to you at first. And if it does, I just ask you if you'll bear with me a little (See?), and always search out what I say. If it isn't exactly with the Scripture, don't believe it
Pastors do not have the ability to link the Bible verses together so they have drifted off into linking quotes together and ignoring the Scriptures, which they cannot prove their doctrines from.
"I must know what is written in the Bible," says the Bride.
"Must I know what is written in the Bible? Because I have a quote," says the foolish virgins.
“It is written …” is the Bride.
“I have a quote” is the foolish or fooled virgins. Choose your camp.
Churches condemn being Scriptural as not being necessary. They condemn being Scriptural until being unscriptural is normal. Then someone who is Scriptural will look strange.
1963-1201 AN ABSOLUTE
That's the way it is in Christian life. There is a stopping place, and there is a going place. God's Word is that absolute.
A pastor’s ministry is pastoral care, helping people with their personal problems, family issues, work problems, and their relationship with God. They are not called to solve doctrinal issues.
But pastors want to be in charge of getting their hands on the tithes.
They regard preaching as a well-paid career.
In many churches, the pastor lives in the best house and drives the best car.
Being pastor is a good career option.
So they take charge of the churches and invent different doctrinal issues from selected quotes. Hence the escalating number of different message-groups with different beliefs, none of which can be proven from Scripture.
The red horse of power politics has been ridden into the church-world as churches have succumbed to one-man-church-leadership or one-woman-church-leadership. The love of power over people, whereby they can tell people how to live and how to believe. This power over people is uniting with religious deception. By getting the people to believe error, they make the people scared of disagreeing with their pastor, who invents the error, and thus the people lose interest in trying to be Scriptural. The pastor’s propaganda spreads easily when people no longer feel the need to be Scriptural. Religious deception is like a contagious virus, it spreads easily.
The pastor keeps saying, “I want you to think different but not different from me”.
This is a fatal error as nobody can correct that church.
A pastor’s motto is, “Everyone is entitled to my opinion”.
Modern preachers are paid to preach. Being a pastor is now a career option for out-of-work people. To stay popular, they have to betray certain Scriptures.
We see what we wish to see, and there is no escaping the prison of our prejudices.
People are bad at updating their impressions based on new data. We, humans, have an inbuilt reluctance to address our own failures. We see other people’s mistakes, but not our own. This dumbs us down.
Church pastors are highly respected and never challenged and are thus allowed to stay asleep at the wheel.
63-0707 THE INDICTMENT
I don't care what you believe; it's what the Bible says.
63-0707 THE INDICTMENT
Where is He crucified at? From the pastors. You hypocrites.
Then the black horse of Big Money demonology rides through the churches.
The pastors claim, totally without Scripture, that all the tithes belong to them.
Thus, their income depends on them being the head of the church. They cannot relinquish that position.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus whipped the religious money-makers out of the Temple on the Monday after Palm Sunday, thereby threatening the income of the Priests, Chief Priests, and Sadducees who were in charge.
He had called the religious leaders (who we call pastors today) hypocrites, fools, blind guides, clean looking graveyards, snakes, and headed for hell.
That is what he said to the religious leaders of His day. What will He say to the religious leaders or pastors of the 2020s?
Jesus survived insulting the leaders, but when he threatened their income on that Monday, by throwing out the money-makers, that was a step too far.
They killed Him on Thursday.
Never dare to interfere with a pastor’s income nor question his unscriptural claim that all the tithes belong to him.
How else can he pay his yes-men and keep them loyal to himself? This is the standard tactic of all dictators.
Getting his hands on the church tithes is the main motivation for a pastor to insist that he is the head of the church. Even though the Bible never says that he is the head of the church.
But equally important, being in charge of the tithes enables the pastor to cut off any payments to other ministries that oppose him. That eliminates any unwanted opposition in a church.
Only in a political parliament will a government pay an opposition to oppose them.
Never will that happen in a church, where all opposition is banned. This is typical of dictatorship.
So, dictatorship rules in the churches, with the Pope being the only officially recognized dictator in Europe. And the Protestant daughters follow the Catholic mother’s example.
The black horse of money-power rides alive and well through all the churches of the Laodiceans.
THE EHESIAN CHURCH AGE
I said that the True Church would always try to be like it was in the Book of Acts. That is exactly right. But we have discovered that the Word also teaches an invasion of the error until there is a complete blackout of truth in the last day when the Lord is about to appear.
If people stayed Scriptural, the error could not enter.
But if the church structure is wrong, then an error has already entered.
That is the inevitable result of one-man human leadership.
Bringing in unscriptural things like Trinity, Good Friday at Easter, Christmas, the supernatural cloud is the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10, and William Branham is the Voice of God, brings in a false fascination and stops people wanting to be Scriptural.
63-0707 THE INDICTMENT
I don't care what you believe; it's what the Bible says.
61-1119 PERFECT STRENGTH BY PERFECT WEAKNESS
Oh, my, talk about the lid off of the kettle: demons going around, powers of the devil under the name of Christianity, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, theological seminary doctrines, leaving the Bible alone.
The main aim of demonology is to get us to believe something that is not in the Bible.
62-0727 WE WOULD SEE JESUS
Therefore, I believe the Bible to be the absolute truth of God,
This makes it clear. The Bible is the Absolute.
54-0217 JESUS ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE WORD
Now, we're going to speak just a few moments on "The Authority Of God's Word." Now, every Word of God is a written, sworn authority.
It's the absolute right of the believer to accept this as the infallible Truth, because it is God's Word.
61-0108 REVELATION CHAPTER FOUR.3
"My sheep know My Voice." And the Voice of God is His Word.
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
As white, red, and black horses unite in our day, this is preparing the stage for when the Tribulation starts. We cannot change this flood tide of unscriptural ideas that sweeps through all the churches.
But we must believe what the Bible says, not what the churches say.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
A good idea, in order to avoid dictatorial pastor-domination, is to go back to the Bible days when they met as a church in a house.
Staying under a pastor who is called the head of the church is not a New Testament idea that the early church believed.
JEREMIAH 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
There is much of the Bible that they cannot explain because they focus on quotes, not Scripture. Ignoring Scripture that contradicts your theory is effectively trampling on the Scripture. Unable to explain many Scriptures results in many parts of the Bible being an unknown wilderness that is des0late of meaning. But nobody notices. They believe that as long as you are in a church and believe your pastor, then you are safe. They pretend not to notice all the doctrinal differences that exist between the pastors.
:11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
JEREMIAH 12:12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness:
"The spoilers" misinterpret the quotes instead of using quotes to explain Scripture.
The spoilers go for the high places, to be the pastor in charge of the church.
Then they focus on quotes until the people can no longer understand Bible verses. The Bible verses that cannot be understood leave the people feeling desolate. None of us learn from what we cannot understand
The message-people have become increasingly Bible-illiterate because pastors cannot understand so many Scriptures themselves, and thus put no emphasis on Scripture.
When Saul wanted to arrest Christians, he found the church in houses.
ACTS 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
Individuals meeting in a house was quite standard in Bible days.
ROMANS 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house.
The brethren who lived in the city of Laodicea would meet in houses.
COLOSSIANS 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
Very significant. Laodicea is mentioned in the same sentence as a house church.
What is Paul telling the church age of Laodicea?
Writing to Philemon, Paul says:
PHILEMON 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
One of the reasons for meeting in a house was because of persecution from the pagan Roman emperors that only stopped around AD 312, at the end of the second church age. By then, one historian claims, some 3 million Christians had been killed. Persecution also scattered the Christians and stopped them from building up big assemblies.
Yet these small groups in the first two church ages are well spoken of in Revelation Chapter 2.
Our bigger churches in the last church age of the Laodiceans only draw condemnation from God.
Today, small groups of people who are widely separated can meet together using ZOOM technology. Individuals no longer have to be subject to the errors of the big churches.
Individuals can contact churchages.net about ZOOM meetings.
Two or three people who are far apart can set up their own ZOOM meetings.
MATTHEW 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
God never says this about big groups in Laodicea.
In Laodicea God only appeals to an individual, not to the church.
REVELATION 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
REVELATION 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
God's voice is His Word that inwardly convicts us.
Jesus stands outside the church door of the bigger groups. He appeals to some individuals in the church, not to the whole group.
REVELATION 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
An angel with power and the light of revealed Scripture. Sounds just like brother Branham's ministry.
REVELATION 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
The voice of the seventh angel condemned the religious organizations of his day. Since he left the scene in 1965 the denominational system of a pastor dominating an assembly with his own opinions and clever misinterpretations of the quotes has infiltrated the message-churches.
So when God speaks to individuals who want to understand the Bible, God tells them to get out of the message-churches.
"I am in the Message" is just as unscriptural as "I am in the Vatican". Those guys think they are closer to God than the rest of us.
"I am a Message believer" is just as unscriptural as "I am a Catholic believer".
"I am a Branhamite" is just as unscriptural as "I am a Lutheran".
"Brother Branham is infallible" is just as Catholic as "The Pope is infallible".
Message-people are not at all original, they just copy the denominational church-system by changing some words.
They should be copying the early church of the New Testament.
REVELATION 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
The inner voice of the Holy Spirit. Telling us to get out of the church because Jesus is outside the church.
So it is only the church-rejects who find Christ and can thus understand His Word.
Plagues are coming. The 2020 COVID-19 virus was a warning.
Most of the apostles had left the scene by AD 70. The apostle John was in prison on the island of Patmos during the reign of pagan Roman Emperor Domitian and would only have been released when Domitian died in AD 96.
From AD 70 to AD 120 are silent years when we have hardly any documents that were actually written during those years. Somehow, without being noticed, during those silent years, the Bishop began to emerge subtly as the unscriptural head of the church.
Historian Francis Sullivan claimed that there never was a single bishop of Rome until after AD 150.
That is why the first church age ended in AD 170 when bishops were regarded as the one-man-head of the church. The church had thus grown away from the apostolic pattern of a local church being ruled by a group of local elders.
Early churches were small groups that could meet in a house.
62-0601 TAKING SIDES WITH JESUS
Now, do you know, when those early men went out, sometimes there were only about six or eight of them, together? And they shook the country. Well, you know, when Aquila and Priscilla, that great revival that Apollos was having over there, there was only about six or eight men and women in that bunch. That whole church, meant six or eight. You got five or six, seven times as many here tonight as they had then.
I CORINTHIANS 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
We do not have a record of a church building being built prior to AD 222 - 235.
This is well after the first church age ended in AD 170.
Thus, in the first church age, it does not seem that they had church buildings but preferred to meet in houses.
MATTHEW 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
LUKE 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 closed down the churches and forced people to stay at home.
Was God trying to tell us something?
In the first exodus, the Jews coming out of Egypt, all the Jews were in lockdown for the first night. The next day God took them into the wilderness for a totally different way of life.
The second exodus as Christians came out of the Jews saw them in a 10-day lockdown from the ascension of Jesus to the coming down of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost. Then the church found a totally different lifestyle to what the Jews had.
We are in the third exodus with individuals from the Bride having to come out of the churches. We have been in a long lockdown in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We too have to search for a new way of serving God, similar to how it was done in the first church age.
A few individuals meeting in homes, under the guidance of elders, is a step closer to the original church pattern of the apostles. This is now easier to achieve since ZOOM-meetings developed their technology and spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bible teaching that takes brother Branham's quotes back to Scripture can spread on the interNET.
Matthew Chapter 13 has 7 Kingdom of Heaven parables that describe the seven church ages.
The seventh parable describes a net pulled through the sea. God using the interNET to reach individuals who are scattered all over the world amongst the nations, that are like a restless sea, so that they can be pulled into the Truth of Scripture.
MATTHEW 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Teachers, taking the prophet back to the Scriptures of the apostles, is how God set the first church in order.
Pastors have driven many dissenters away from their churches. These dissenters can now fellowship over the interNET.
JEREMIAH 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
If people dare to disagree with the pastor then they are scattered as they are not wanted in the church.
"Driven them away" if they dare to disagree. Pastors can get harsh on those who refuse to be intimidated.
As a result, the church cannot be corrected.
The next step is the Great Tribulation that starts in Chapter 6 Verse 8.
REVELATION 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
REVELATION 6:8 sees the Tribulation start as Death rides in after the Holy Ghost, Who is Life, has left the earth to catch up the Bride to Heaven.
Death riding in means that the Gospel is going to the Jews.
They killed Messiah and in turn, they will be killed after Messiah returns to them. Blood for blood.
During all the church ages the Jews have been killed in violent anti-Jewish hatreds. They were paying for the Blood of Messiah.
REVELATION 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
These are Jews that were killed just because they were Jews. Such is the anti-Jewish hatred that has existed amongst the nations for the 2000 years of church history.
The Roman General Titus destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple and killed 1100000 Jews in AD 70.
This was one of the most violent, brutal, and offensive acts of atrocity in the history of the pagan Roman Empire. The pagan Romans had this inbuilt hatred towards God's people, the Jews.
Between AD 132-135 the Roman Emperor Hadrian killed 580000 Jews and scattered and exiled the rest to stop the Jews living in Israel.
During the Second World War from 1939 – 1945, the evil dictator Hitler unleashed those same demons in Germany and killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. During the 1800 years between these gruesome mass murders, the nations have regularly killed, robbed, and expelled the Jews from their territories. These Jews died for the personal testimony that they held as they tried to obey the Old Testament as best they could, without a Temple for sacrifice.
REVELATION 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth was the Old Testament law. The Jews who have been killed want revenge.
EXODUS 21:24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Christians, like Jesus and Stephen, die asking God to forgive their killers.
Christians never ask for revenge.
There is no beast from around the throne that is mentioned when this Seal opens.
As such, the church ages are over and the Bride has been caught up to Heaven.
Consequently, the Jews want to go down to earth as the Tribulation time, which starts after the catching up of the Bride, is the time when God is dealing with the Jews.
REVELATION 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
It is announced that because they were killed for being Jews, God will spare them and grant them eternal life. But they have to wait for the short season of the 3½ year Tribulation. That is because the 144000 Jews who accept Jesus as Messiah still have to be killed at the end of the Tribulation.
Once that has happened, then Jesus will go down for the battle of Armageddon to destroy the antichrist-beast-Pope and his brutal armies.
The Sixth Seal unleashes all the horror of the Great Tribulation.
Only the raptured Bride escapes this awful night of horror by being caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
REVELATION 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
The Tribulation can only start when the Holy Spirit leaves the earth as the Bride is caught up to heaven.
A massive earthquake. We rely on the earth being stable. When the earth shakes it destroys all our sense of security and stability. Then there is nothing that we can rely on.
When the Holy Spirit leaves the earth as the Bride is caught up, people will not be able to understand the Bible anymore. Only the Holy Spirit can illuminate the Scriptures in our minds. After the Rapture, the foolish virgins will be on their own without the Holy Spirit. The Bible cannot speak to them anymore. They will have no spiritual guidance. It will be as if the Sun has switched off. The Moon symbolizes the church. The Moon becoming as blood means that the foolish virgins are condemned to be killed. They rejected and despised God's attempts to show them the Bible truths by proving brother Branham's revelations from the Bible. They will pay for that in their own blood. But if they were saved before the Tribulation started then, after Judgement Day, they will still be in Heaven but will be outside the great City, New Jerusalem.
That is still good, but not as good as those who endured the rejection and loved the truth of Scripture and ended up as the Bride who lives for eternity in the City of New Jerusalem. The Bride will always be closest to Jesus.
The first 5 Seals will only literally be opened when the Bride is in Heaven and the Tribulation is happening on earth.
Thus, the Seals literally open when the Tribulation is happening.
The Bride sees the opening of the Seals when they are around the throne of God.
The Sixth Seal will be opened by the two prophets during the Tribulation.
The Sixth Seal is a total interruption of Nature and only the two prophets will have sufficient supernatural power to cause all these disasters, as when Moses plagued Pharaoh in Egypt.
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
There you are. There you are. See? See how the Seals opened down there in the church age, how it showed the martyrs? And now here's these two prophets standing here with the Word of God to do anything to nature they want to, and they shake the earth. And it shows exactly who does it. It's Moses and Elijah, 'cause there's their ministry re-impersonated again: both men. Oh, my. Do you see it now? See what the Sixth Seal is? It's those prophets.
Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we're living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There's your Sixth Seal coming open. See?
Brother Branham never opened the sixth Seal because it is the two prophets who will do that.
Only those two prophets will understand the details of the Tribulation.
Brother Branham revealed the meaning of the Sixth Seal, that it applies to the Tribulation.
But he could only give us an outline of the Tribulation. Details like the seven Trumpets and seven Vials were hidden from him.
Brother Branham revealed the six Seals, he did not open them.
The revelation of something opening can give one the outline of the events but the full details and all the motives of the people who were involved can only be known when the actual opening occurs.
The revelation has informed us in part, the future opening will inform us fully.
We do not really understand the Tribulation time as it does not apply to the Bride who will not go through the Tribulation.
Brother Branham revealed parts of the Sixth Seal as applying to the Tribulation time but most of the details were hidden from him.
But it will be a chaotic time of disrupted Nature.
We can only guess about some of the things that will happen.
REVELATION 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Is this literal or spiritual? We do not know. The two prophets to Israel will understand the symbols of the Tribulation. Until then we are just guessing.
A possible spiritual meaning of this verse is that of much life being cut short by the mass murders of the Tribulation.
The stars of Heaven symbolize the foolish-virgins-preachers who stopped preaching Heavenly truths from the Scripture. They fell to worldly lusts of woman, money, and fame. They sold out to man-made doctrines in order to be regarded as clever. In order to get their hands on the tithes. In order to have control over the people. They were partly right in that they had got saved before the Tribulation. But they were very wrong in terms of their man-made church-ideas and traditions.
These stars fell out of heaven so they are not in heaven.
As such, these preachers cannot be caught up to Heaven in the Rapture.
Thus, they must go into the Tribulation with their unfortunate followers.
A strong wind represents the endless war and strife of the Tribulation.
The fruit was cut off before it ripened. The foolish virgins got saved and lived holy but then never pursued the revelation of the Bible mysteries. They fell for plausible man-made traditions and opinions. Their lives will be cut off by the Tribulation because they never fully understood nor fully valued the revealed mysteries of Scripture.
REVELATION 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Heaven departed from these foolish virgins. They cannot find God’s will. Being in the Tribulation means they will be cursed to die an awful death as they will no longer have the Holy Spirit to help them.
Everything that they built up in their church-kingdom, or mountain, that they relied on will move away and get demolished. They can rely on nothing other than certain death and that chilling and frightening awareness that they are doomed to be killed.
REVELATION 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
REVELATION 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
It will be a terrifying time. Nobody can withstand the anger of Jesus when He is cross.
Come to Jesus while He is on the cross. Repent and find salvation. Then He is a God of love.
But when He comes for Armageddon then He will be cross. You do not want to be in His way when He comes as a God of anger and revenge.
ROMANS 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath:
for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Sinful people were stoned in the Old Testament.
The foolish virgins and all the others in the Tribulation will beg to be stoned and crushed. They are thus admitting that they have sinned grievously by not appreciating the revelation of the Bible mysteries that would have enabled them to understand the written Word. They realize how wrong they were to reject and condemn those who wanted to be Scriptural. They will die with deep regrets.
None of us like to realize that we have been fooled. Taught error by the leaders that we trusted and paid to guide us.
We humans just fail to understand the true significance of the revelation of Scripture and how important it is that we get back to the beliefs of the first church age.
REVELATION 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Crushed by falling rocks is an awful death, but far better than standing before an angry God.
The Seventh Seal.
Silence for the space of about half an hour.
REVELATION 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
This is the greatest mystery of them all. The Coming of the Lord.
And we know absolutely nothing about it.
1964-0719 THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.
You cannot claim that the 7 Seals have opened if the 7th Seal never opened.
1964-07-19 THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.
The 7th Seal will end our experience of space and time as we enter a higher dimension outside of time.
Thus, in these bodies and with our present limited brainpower, we could never understand the implications of the 7th Seal anyway. So God just keeps quiet.
We will need a new body and a new brain in our changed bodies before we could comprehend this stage of His great Plan.
We will never understand the 7th Seal until it actually happens.