Signs of the Times - How close is the end?
Various signs the Bible predicted keep coming into view. We must watch the Bible carefully and not be caught unprepared
- People sense that the Coming of the Lord is getting closer
- Israel is a sign of the times.
- The Word stands outside the church in the last church age
- Jesus first comes as the revealed Word before He comes in a physical Body
- Signs in the age of the Laodiceans
- Travel to Moon.
- Abortions. Third Exodus. Children killed
- 1945 saw a brutal sign that we were entering the end time. Pillars of smoke
- The voice of the 7th angel is not the Voice of God
- Signs in the heaven
People sense that the Coming of the Lord is getting closer
Various signs and fulfillment of prophecies indicate that we are probably in the closing years of church history before the Bride is caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Many people call this the Rapture.
I CHRONICLES 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;
So, what are we expected to do at the end time?
There must be a messenger to restore us to the ideas and beliefs of the early church of the New Testament.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
John the Baptist was also called Elijah. But he had come and gone. So who is this future Elijah that Jesus is talking of?
MATTHEW 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
John was in the past but Jesus spoke of a future prophet who would come to restore the Bible truths that the early church had. These Bible truths were then lost in the Dark Ages.
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;
Scripture often has a compound meaning or fulfillment. This falling away first happened in the Dark or Middle Ages. Then Martin Luther exposed the Pope as being antichrist.
Finally, in the last or seventh church age of the Laodiceans the church would become blind and push Jesus, Who is the Word of God, outside the church.
REVELATION 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
:17 and knowest not that thou art ... blind,
:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
Thus, an unscriptural church that believes a lot of man-made doctrines would be the last falling away of the church. Worse still, the Protestants will believe many of the Catholic doctrines. Such as:
Trinity. Baptism in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit without saying that God’s name is Jesus. Good Friday which means the crucifixion happened on a Friday. Then Jesus was not three nights in the tomb, like Jonah was in the whale’s belly. A man is the head of the church. A man is infallible. A man is the Voice of God.
The Catholics claim that the King James Version of the Bible is not the Absolute Truth.
Criticizing the Word of God put us in the same position that Jesus was at the end of His life when the religious leaders were endlessly criticizing Him. He was the Word. This endless criticism of Scripture is a sign of the end.
Even message-people today are finding fault with the King James Version of the Bible. They do that in order to try to prove that brother Branham is infallible.
LUKE 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot;
Lot lived in the city of Sodom which was the centre of gay rights before Sodom was burned up.
So, the gay rights and LGBT movements are a sign of the end.
It is no co-incidence that California is a leader in gay rights and suffers endlessly from wildfires.
All these are signs of the falling away from the written Word.
JOHN 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Judas was the son of perdition. He was an apostle. A leader of the church.
The leadership of the church is where the error hides away, in plain sight. Because everyone is too scared to find error in the church leadership that they are trusting.
Cain went east, taking his lying and murderous spirits with him.
China is in the east, a land ruled by dictatorship.
Remove the H in CHINA and you get CINA which re-arranges the letters to get CAIN. The source of COVID-19.
Is this a sign that a flood of demonology, that breeds dictatorship, is being unleashed on the world?
Counteracting the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 certainly made democratically elected heads-of-state behave like dictators.
The Pope is the only dictator in Europe. Revelation 17 has the beast (the final Pope) ruling through 10 dictators that have power AS kings. They have no crown but have the power of a king. Thus a dictator.
REVELATION 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
See the rise of dictatorship, often disguised as a democracy, in modern-day countries. China. Russia. Turkey. Iran. Syria. Egypt. No democracy can have a president for more than 8 to 10 years. Putin has been in power for 21 years, Erdogan came to power in 2003. They imprison or kill opposition candidates which makes a farce of democracy.
So, two signs of the end are the rise of the Pope to political and religious power over the churches and the rise of political dictatorship.
Israel is a sign of the times.
They were scattered in AD 70 and again in AD 135 by pagan Rome. But the Bible prophesied that they would be regathered to the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem
ZECHARIAH 8:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
In 1948 they became a nation again. In 2018 President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to complete the prophecy.
This is a real sign that the Coming of the Lord is at hand.
AMOS 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
The Jews would be scattered for about 1800 years amongst the nations of the earth.
AMOS 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Four Arab wars tried to dislodge the Jews from the land of Israel. But the Jews are now too strong to be removed.
ISAIAH 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
God first exiled the Jews to Babylon and then brought them back. The second time pagan Rome scattered them over the world and God has now brought them back again.
ISAIAH 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
God has protected the Jews in their worldwide exile.
JEREMIAH 16:15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
God drove them out of Israel because they crucified Messiah. But in the end, God will return to them.
That is happening in our day as Israel prospers as a nation.
JOEL 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
The British are to blame here. They defeated the Ottoman Turks and conquered the land of Israel in 1917. The British had a Mandate to rule the Promised Land. Then they became greedy for Arab oil and favoured the Arabs over the Jews.
"Parted my land". So, Britain divided the Promised Land into two parts. 78% of the British Mandate suddenly became Jordan, for the Arabs.
In 1947 the Jews were given 22% of their Homeland in three small portions that were almost impossible to defend. The only large portion was the Negev desert which the Arabs never wanted.
Dividing the Promised Land into two portions of 78% for the Arabs and 22% for the Jews was unscriptural. God was angry with Britain. In 1947 they lost their most valuable colony, India. Then the British Commonwealth began to unravel. In the 1800s England had the biggest Empire ever seen. After 1947 it shrunk as England became a second-rate power.
But David ben Gurion raised the new Jewish flag that is called the Star of David. Name accuracy over a time span of 3000 years. A sign that God was returning to the Jews. The Arabs rejected the UN Mandate and wanted all of Palestine. Five armies attacked Israel in 1948 and lost.
At the end of the 1948 war, the Jordanian army seized the West Bank and Egypt took Gaza. Nobody complained.
Moses said work for six days and rest the seventh.
The Six-Day War in 1967 was won by Moshe (Moses) Dayan as Defence Minister. On the 7th day the Jewish armies rested. Name accuracy and the exact number of days that were repeated over more than 3500 years later.
Abraham paid tithes to Melchizadek and asked for Eshcol to get his portion. The Levites became the collectors of the tithes.
GENESIS 14:24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
The Six-Day War saw Israel win back most of their Promised Land. The President of Israel who received all the new portion of the territory was Levi Eshcol. Name accuracy over 4000 years. Abraham’s tithes paid off.
All this is an obvious sign that God is getting ready to finish up with the church and then return to the Jews.
A woman symbolizes a church.
A virgin is a clean woman, symbolizing saved people in a church.
All saved Christians can be divided into two groups, wise and foolish (or fooled by their leaders).
MATTHEW 25:1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
MATTHEW 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Something so shocking happened that the saved denominational and message church-goers realized that their pastor-dominated church structures based on clever opinions had failed.
So a future sign will be some kind of colossal disaster that will shake people's beliefs in their churches.
“Denomination” is an unscriptural word, so is “Message believer” or “In the Message”.
A sign of the end is the rejection by the church of those who dare to disagree by insisting on being Scriptural.
People disagree with you on one point and then totally reject you.
The Word stands outside the church in the last church age
REVELATION 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
The last church age is the church “of the Laodiceans”. The Christians of today have made up their own beliefs. These beliefs have not been proven from the Scripture. Thus the last thing they want is a Scriptural study on these points, because they know they cannot prove their idea from Scripture alone.
MATTHEW 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
A soon-coming sign.
“Yourselves”. The focus is on the individual, not on the church. They sadly realize that their supposed safety in a church was a delusion. The world situation will dramatically change and they will be completely unable to cope. Their beliefs, based on human quotes and opinions, make them completely unable to understand the written Bible.
Buy. There is a price to pay. Rejection. Loneliness. Being despised, hated, and unwanted. Being persecuted. Character assassination. These will be part of your experience at the end if you get closer to the truth.
MATTHEW 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Ready. Those who could understand the Bible and prove what they believed just by linking up Bible verses. The Christians who believe that the 1769 Version of the King James Bible is the Word of God, the Absolute truth that has got no mistakes of any kind. Thus, the rejection of the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is an end-time sign. Even message-people are now finding faults with the KJV in their attempts to prove that brother Branham’s quotes are the Absolute and infallible truth.
A tragic sign of deception. Using the quotes of brother Branham to replace Scripture instead of using his quotes to explain and understand Scripture.
Scripture has a compound meaning. It was fulfilled at the First Coming of Jesus and will also apply to the Second Coming of Jesus.
MATTHEW 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
A double emphasis. “Went out” and “departed”. The Word has left. That is a big sign of the times. Churches have certain doctrines that are not proven from Scripture. They teach things that are not written in the Bible. They try to explain the seven Thunders, the 7th Seal, and the new name of Jesus which are not written in the Bible. Whatever conclusions they reach cannot be referred to Scriptures that are in the Bible. Thus, what they say has to be unscriptural. So, the message-groups are separating from the Word.
The voice of the 7th angel has become the Voice of God. The Voice of God was never promised in the New Testament, so it has to be unscriptural.
The Word standing outside the message-churches is a big sign of the end-time.
Nowhere in the New Testament was a pastor made the head of the church.
Nowhere in the New Testament do the tithes belong to the pastor.
The sign on the door says “church of the Laodiceans”. They make up their own beliefs. The business inside is deception.
MATTHEW 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Every man-made church belief will be demolished in the savage terror of the Tribulation.
MATTHEW 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
“What shall be the sign of thy coming?”
They never asked, “When are you Coming?” They just asked for a sign.
Jesus first comes as the revealed Word before He comes in a physical Body
MATTHEW 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
The biggest sign is deception. Believing something that is not written in the Bible.
This started with the Catholic church claiming that Saint Peter was the first Pope and thus head of the church. This is unscriptural and thus deception.
Today, almost every church has a human pastor, or Bishop, or apostle as its one-man-head. This is unscriptural and is thus a deception.
MATTHEW 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
People claim to be anointed. Christ means anointed. That can be the genuine Holy Ghost falling as rain, but all it can produce is to make the seeds that are planted in the soul grow. Only if a seed Word is planted can the water of the Holy Spirit produce truth in that person’s heart. If a person has a seed of error in their soul, the water of the Spirit can only make that error grow. God can only produce in our hearts the seed of what we treasure in our hearts. You water your garden and only produce the growth of whatever seeds are buried therein.
JEREMIAH 31:13 … and their soul shall be as a watered garden;
People can have powerful anointed ministries and still be totally wrong in much of their beliefs.
MATTHEW 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
MATTHEW 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
The seed in your soul must be scriptural and not unscriptural. That seed determines your future fate, not your present anointing which can only encourage the growth of whatever is within you. Only the Word seed will grow under the watering or anointing of the Spirit to produce a Bride member.
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Signs in the age of the Laodiceans
MATTHEW 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
This prophesied the rise of the Roman Catholic Church to political power and the wars and crusades they waged in the Dark Ages or Middle Ages.
This prophecy has repeated in the last church age too, as a sign of the end.
Wars and rumours of wars. The First World War and the Second World War. The Korean War and Vietnam war formed part of the Cold War where a nuclear arms race between Russia and America created fears and rumours of a third World War. Two American wars against Iraq and a Russian war in Afghanistan were followed by an American invasion of Afghanistan.
MATTHEW 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers (different) places.
The last sign mentioned will be a big earthquake.
The Sixth Seal in Revelation Chapter 6 refers to the Great Tribulation.
And the Tribulation starts with a massive earthquake.
There was a big earthquake when the Old Testament saints rose from the dead.
There will most likely be an earthquake when the New Testament saints rise from the dead.
MATTHEW 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Since 1920, Russia, Ukraine, Cambodia, North Korea, and worst of all China, experienced mainly man-made famines due to Communist dictatorial looting or cold-blooded ethnic cleansing.
Indian famine due to ruthless British policies. Africa suffering many famines due to drought, civil wars, and incompetent and greedy governments. Yemen and Syria, two countries that attacked Israel in 1948, have both recently seen civil war and famine.
Pestilences started with the 1918-19 Spanish Flu that killed up to 100 million people.
The latest wake-up call started with the 2019 COVID-19 coronavirus that ran rampant in 2020 causing financial havoc from the imposed lockdowns as the dangerous virus rapidly spread worldwide.
Earthquakes. There seem to be about 16 major earthquakes each year on average, in different parts of the world that cause significant damage. Some years, mercifully, have less.
Earthquakes. 59099 in year 2000. 135911 in 2018.
There are lots of earthquakes worldwide that our many sensors can now detect. Fortunately, most are small.
Thus, all these signs seem to have been concentrated in our last church age of the Laodiceans that started in 1906 with a major earthquake in San Francisco.
Earthquakes have been a continual warning that this is the last church age. Scientists are fearful of the impending massive earthquake in Los Angeles that will be caused by a shift in the San Andreas fault. Los Angeles could sink into the sea. The tidal wave it could cause would probably flow to the Salton Sea. The economy of California would be wrecked. America would be crippled. A very drastic end to our last church age.
The green portion of California is between the sea and the earthquake fault line. It is in danger of both earthquake and tidal wives.
There has to be something drastic happening to wake up both the wise virgins (the Bride) and the foolish virgins (the saved church-goers) who are fast asleep in their churches. Complacently, they all assume that they are right and need no correction.
A big impending earthquake will be a dramatic sign that the Tribulation is about to start.
MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
All slept. Including message churches. There are no exceptions. Huddling in a group that is subject to a human leader is just an illusion of safety until something goes seriously wrong.
MATTHEW 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
When something does go seriously wrong, everyone will wake up to realize that they have to get out of their churches. A pastor-dominated church was never God’s original plan. The early church had small groups run by local elders.
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.
Why must everyone get out of their church? Because in Laodicea, Christ stands outside the church.
MATTHEW 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Notice the introspection and self-correction. Suddenly they start looking at their own faults instead of condemning those who tried to be Scriptural. Trimming off their unbelief and worldliness and trying hard to be Scriptural.
That will be a big sign. A huge disaster followed by an intense desire for church-goers to be Scriptural.
What is the real evidence of the Holy Ghost oil?
A desire to learn the truth of the Bible.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself;
MATTHEW 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The past century has just seen these signs compressed into about one century. These are all warning signs. We are living in the shadows of the oncoming Great Tribulation. That will be the real time of sorrows.
Travel to Moon.
The moon is a symbol of the church as it reflects the sunlight when the world is in darkness.
The moon has an albedo of 12. That means it reflects 12% 0f the sunlight.
12 is the number of worship. The 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles established the church with Paul taking the place of Judas.
So, men going to the moon symbolize the church being able to reflect the light of the Bible because they can understand what is written. The moon has no light of its own.
Genuine believers only reflect Scripture, they do not manufacture their own interpretations of quotes.
OBADIAH 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
The first lunar lander to land on the moon in 1969 was called “Eagle”.
The fourth beast around the throne in Heaven looks like an eagle.
24 men flew to the moon. 12 walked on the moon during 6 moon landings between 1969 and 1972.
6, 12, 24 is how our time is measured.
6 hours of morning and afternoon. 12 hours of day and night. 24 hours to a day.
This is obviously a sign of the times. We are in the eagle age. The fourth beast around the throne.
REVELATION 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
OBADIAH 1:4 “Thence will I bring thee down”.
A warning that God is going to humble America.
In 1972 America was the most advanced space-exploration nation. The only country that had landed a man on the moon. In 2022 it will be 50 years since they were last on the moon. Are they starting to come down from their exalted position of space pre-eminence? Are they starting to fall from their position as the most powerful nation?
God is allowing China and India to flex their muscles.
63-0317E THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
We were founded upon the doctrine of the apostles. We were founding upon leadership of great men like Washington, Lincoln, but we have moved off of that foundation, and we know that we've got it coming. We know that an atomic bomb's got our name wrote on it. We know that slavery lays ahead of us, no need of fooling yourself.
60-0716 FROM THAT TIME
Everything's a thirteen. Everything is a woman. And remember, THUS SAITH THE LORD there will be a woman rule before the end time. She'll either be President, Vice President, or it'll be the Catholic church as a woman. I've seen her: A great woman, the nation bowed to her. It'll be one before the end time. THUS SAITH THE LORD.
There is now a woman Kamala Harris as Vice President.
60-1113 CONDEMNATION BY REPRESENTATION
Then when these women help elect the wrong person, then I seen a great woman rise up in the United States, well-dressed and beautiful, but cruel in heart. She will either guide or lead this nation to ruination. (I've got in parenthesis "perhaps Catholic church.")
Joe Biden, a Catholic, is President. The stage is being set for the Catholic church to take over America.
John Kennedy became the Catholic President of America in 1961. In 1963 he increased the presence of the American military to about 16000 men in Vietnam. This became the basis on which President Johnson could escalate the disastrous Vietnam war in 1965. According to some historians, America tried to commit suicide between 1965 and 1980 with the violent winds of war and strife in the Vietnam war and the civil rights violence in America.
This was the legacy of America rejecting brother Branham’s ministry of revealing the mysteries of Scripture before he died in 1965.
One significant event was the death in 1963 of Pope John 23 as well as President Kennedy who was a Catholic. Both these powerful Catholic rulers died in the year that brother Branham revealed the Seven Seals. Such is the effect of light on darkness.
Now we have a new sign. The second Catholic President of America, Joe Biden.
The Vatican needs the power of America to rise to world dominance as prophesied in Revelation Chapter 13.
Abortions. Third Exodus. Children killed
A tragic sign of the times.
The first Exodus was the Jews coming out of Egypt. Pharaoh killed the Jewish children.
The second Exodus was Jesus bringing the church out of Judaism. Herod killed the Jewish children.
The third Exodus is the individual Bride members coming out of the church. Today the murder of unborn babies which is called abortion kills between 40 -70 million babies each year.
This high death rate means that the third Exodus is happening. Individuals are finding the truth from Scripture outside their churches.
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.
Power and light. This sounds 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.
Mystery Babylon is Roman Catholicism. They are the mother of denominationalism and spiritual error that the non-Catholics have accepted like Trinity, Christmas, water baptism in titles because their Trinity God has got no name. You cannot find one name for three People.
“Is fallen, is fallen”. The churches have fallen into spiritual sin by not being able to prove what they believe from Scripture. They have also fallen into the sins of the flesh and worldliness.
The church world is in bad shape when words like “devils”, “foul spirits”, and “unclean and hateful” birds are used. These churches will never return to the truth. Our only hope is to get out and flee from them.
REVELATION 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people,
“Another voice”. Not the voice of the powerful angel or messenger.
This is the inner voice of the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
God wants us out of the unscriptural systems run by a one-man-head-of -the-church which is the Roman Catholic system. He looks for small groups run by elders, the way it was in the early church.
This exodus of individuals who can now gather with like-minded people over long distances using ZOOM technology is a sign that we no longer have to be in bondage to a local church, run unscripturally by a pastor as its head.
1945 saw a brutal sign that we were entering the end time. Pillars of smoke
JOEL 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
“Blood and fire”. The Second World War killed over 70 million people. Much blood was shed.
Fire from exploding artillery shells and bombs.
“Pillars of smoke”. Plural. The Americans dropped two atom bombs that sent their awful mushroom shaped smoke clouds much higher into the air than what Mount Everest is. The smoke from the Hiroshima bomb rose 11 miles or 18 kilometers high.
“Heavens” is plural.
The pillars of smoke were 187 miles apart and thus in two different parts of the high-altitude sky over Japan. One bomb destroyed Hiroshima, the other the city of Nagasaki.
These bombs fell from a height of about 10 kilometers and exploded about 600 metres above the ground. Then a fireball, much brighter than the sun, rushed down to the ground to vapourize everything below it at ground zero. The energy and intensity then flung the radioactive dust and smoke high up into the sky.
The Americans made fire come down from heaven (the sky) in the sight of the Japanese and the three American aircraft. One dropped the bomb. One took photographs. One measured the air pressure waves.
REVELATION 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
America began as 13 colonies on the east coast.
America's number is 13.
Her motto is “E Pluribus Unum” which has 13 letters. It means unity in diversity.
America’s Seal shows an eagle holding 13 arrows (for war) and 13 olive berries and 13 leaves (for peace). There are 13 stars in the Seal.
The radioactivity of the bombs was a curse because it lingered for a long time.
MALACHI 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
A prophet will come before the Tribulation.
MALACHI 4:6 And he shall turn … the heart of the children
(last age believers)
to their fathers
(apostolic fathers of the first age),
lest I come and smite the earth with a curse
(the lingering radioactivity of the bomb).
The radioactive curse hit the earth in 1945 as a sign that Elijah would soon start revealing the mysteries of Scripture. So, he must operate soon after those enormous smoke pillars. The last age messenger had to be on earth at this time. Brother Branham then began recording his sermons between 1947 and 1965. That would start the third Exodus of those individuals who would leave the church in order to find the real truth of the revealed Word of God.
1947 -1965 were the “days of the seventh angel” when brother Branham recorded his sermons.
The voice of the 7th angel is not the Voice of God
But from 1966 onwards, after he left the scene, we were in the “days of the VOICE of the seventh angel” as we listened to his preaching and learned how to understand the Bible from his recorded sermons.
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… but if you were spiritual you'd understand. See? Don't you know what the very first thing He said down there on the river? Don't you remember what He said? "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.
Now, now notice. Now, "As John the Baptist..." Now, all of you has heard that. You've read it in books, and heard people that standing there hearing It, and everything else, when that Angel Itself spoke that message, "As John the Baptist was sent forth to forerun the first coming of Christ, you're sent with this message, will forerun the second coming of Christ." Now, "the message."
The end-time prophet is important in God’s Plan.
But it is the message that he preached which revealed the mysteries of Scripture to tell us how Jesus thinks and what the early church believed.
John the Baptist brought something new. The beginning of the Gospel. A water baptism. The introduction of Messiah. Jesus as a Man walking amongst men.
MARK 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Brother Branham’s message was to introduce us to a revelation of Jesus walking through the pages of His Word.
The mysteries of God coming down as the revealed Word of God.
Making the symbols of Daniel’s prophecies known to us. The focus was not on a man. It was on the ability of the Bride to understand the written Word.
The man William Branham only recorded his sermons for 18 years. His message, the recorded sermons, have been with us for over 55 years since he died. That is three times longer than the years he spent preaching.
So, God put the emphasis on the message that revealed the Scriptures, not the man who did the preaching.
The voice of the 7th angel is important as that will stay with us until the end.
Note: we were never promised the Voice of God.
That is not a New Testament promise.
Elijah shall restore. Not create new ideas that the early church never believed.
That is a sign of where we are today.
Being turned back to the apostolic truths of the New Testament fathers.
Not using the quotes to develop doctrines that the early church never believed. We must use the quotes to understand the Bible doctrines that the early church did believe.
You can focus on the man William Branham or you can focus on his message. You choose your destiny.
Focus on the man William Branham and lose sight that the entire Godhead is in Jesus bodily.
We are fooled into elevating brother Branham into the Godhead as the Absolute and infallible Son of man and Voice of God. Then we sink in a morass of man-made misinterpreted quotes and can no longer find our beliefs in Scripture.
We forget that the first church age never believed that the seventh messenger was God in the flesh. They just believed that he was a star in the right hand of Jesus Christ, just like the other six messengers.
So, promoting brother Branham to the Godhead takes our eyes off Jesus as the one and only God, and thus we sink in a raging storm of contradicting opinions where there are 45000 other kinds of churches with their home-made beliefs as well.
What will save us? Only if we recognize Jesus alone as our one and only Lord. Jesus is the Lord God Almighty.
The God that we took from that sacred Book.
The revelation of Jesus as He walks through the pages of the King James Version of the Bible.
REVELATION 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The ministry of brother Branham between 1947 – 1965 where he became the first preacher to record his sermons. The tape recorder was invented in the Second World War to receive messages from spies in Europe. It was regarded as a military secret and only released to the public in 1947.
After he died in 1965, brother Branham’s voice stayed behind on his recorded sermons. It is no longer the man, but the VOICE of the seventh angel that we can listen to in order to learn the deeper mysteries of Scripture.
In 1963 there was a specific sign that indicated that the Seven Seals were to be revealed.
That would lead to the revelation of the deeper mysteries in Scripture.
These revelations would cause the Third Exodus, as individuals came out of the organized churches.
By 2020 there were between 50 million and 70 million abortions every year as unborn babies were killed.
Killing babies is now accepted as a human right. Although this right does not apply to the unborn babies.
Signs in the heaven
The First Exodus that brought the Jews out of Israel had a strange start. A natural bush burned with a supernatural fire. At that time Pharaoh was killing the Jewish children.
EXODUS 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
We have also seen a strange mixture of a natural high altitude smoke cloud from a rocket explosion above Vandenberg Airforce Base on 28 February 1963 as well as a bigger supernatural high altitude cloud formed by the wings of seven angels that were seen close together just north of Flagstaff in Arizona.
Their height was 27 miles. Far too high for natural clouds to form. Higher than the pillars of smoke that formed the atomic bomb mushroom clouds.
The supernatural cloud was the sign of the Son of man in the heaven.
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
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And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!
"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places, then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."
Dr James McDonald photographed the supernatural cloud from the Tucson observatory.
The smaller smoke cloud that was 20 miles behind was the fulfillment of what Saint Peter had prophesied in Acts 2:19.
ACTS 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
"Heaven". Singular. Only one smoke cloud.
A rain cloud is made from water vapour. A smoke cloud is made from smoke vapour from the rocket explosion.
Blood. That same year President Kennedy was shot which shocked the world. His blood on his wife's clothes horrified the world. There were 122 combat deaths of American soldiers in Vietnam in 1963 which would grow to a frightening 47000 by the war’s end.
Fire. A vicious war in Vietnam where the bravery of the American soldiers who never lost a battle was undermined by the political incompetence of their leaders.
- The seven angels formed the high-altitude cloud as the sign above Flagstaff city.
Brother Branham was not present at Flagstaff. The importance was not the messenger himself but his future message of revealing the Seven Seals. So the sign appeared in the absence of the messenger who was 200 miles away in Tucson.
- The seven angels, eight days later, gave brother Branham a commission at Sunset Peak, invisibly.
There was no cloud formed when they came and then left him.
This secret commission was placing no public emphasis on the man. The emphasis was placed on the future week when he would reveal the secrets of the Seven Seals between 17 - 24 March 1963.
Brother Branham had to reveal Jesus walking through the pages of the Bible that the Bride would then be able to understand. The focus would be on the revealed Word. His recorded sermons would be our guide when he left the scene.
- Then came the event, the actual revelation of the opening of the Seven Seals.
He went ahead, beyond the curtain of time, to see visions of the future opening of the Seven Seals that will happen after the Rapture when the Bride is in heaven. Then he returned to tell us about it. Thus it is as if we have actually seen the Seven Seals open.
But do not mistake the revelation for the event.
Before God can open the Seven Seals in Revelation Chapter 6, He first had to reveal the opening of the Seven Seals to his end-time prophet.
AMOS 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Notice, the cover of the book that dealt with that week of inspired sermons did not call it the opening of the Seven Seals. It was called the revelation of the Seven Seals.
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Takes the Book of Seals and breaks them and shows the seventh angel, for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel.
The incredible supernatural in his ministry was secondary. It was to attract attention.
His main purpose was to reveal the Bible mysteries in the eagle-age.
But there is a mystery here, the word “should”.
REVELATION 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
If you make this verse apply to brother Branham, then the implication is that he “should” know the truth which means there is uncertainty. Did he or did he not reveal the mystery of God?
But brother Branham certainly did know what he was talking about. He was the world’s best when it came to revealing the deeper mysteries of Scripture by using Scripture and his visions to interpret Scripture.
It is his followers who got confused with their interpretations of his quotes. They should have understood the Bible but did not do so. Hence the rise of Bible-illiteracy in the message-churches that do not prove the quotes by following them through the Scripture.
So, Revelation 10:7 refers to the days of his recorded sermons that stayed behind when he left the scene. His followers, after his death, took the quotes that should have revealed the Bible truth and twisted them up into various man-made variations of what they think he meant.
This is just like modern-day Bible translations. The translators tell us what they think the verses mean. They do not translate word for word.
"In the days of the VOICE of the seventh angel”. Those are the days after 1965 when he left the scene and his voice, or message, stayed behind. From his quotes we should understand the truth if we do the hard work of proving his quotes from the Bible.
I THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Message preachers were quick to say that the “Shout” was brother Branham getting the revelation of the truth. But that is not the truth.
One month before he died, brother Branham was still looking for the “shout” in the future.
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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.
All through his ministry brother Branham tried his best to be Scriptural in what he taught.
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And we believe that the report of the... Jesus being the Christ, the Son of God, is the truth. We believe it because the Bible says so.
What was the future shout or message that brother Branham was looking forward for?
The day when his followers would also be able to prove what they believed just from the Scripture. When the end time Bride can understand the Bible for themselves, that will be the final sign or shout that calls Jesus down from Heaven to raise the dead, as the Archangel Michael.
Brother Branham knowing the truth from Scripture did not produce the resurrection.
The Bride has to prove what they believe from Scripture as the shout that will produce the resurrection.