Understanding Scriptural Time Periods - Part 1

Our biggest deception today is the tendency of the churches to create a product that religious consumers will buy.

They will change the product to suit the market.

“Religion lite” is a watered-down product that sells easily because it offends no-one.

Religion is a product subject to the whims and changes of the market.

Big churches feed easy-to-digest unscriptural junk food to the already overweight.

To avoid being deceived we need to better understand the days that we are living in so that we can recognize the signs of our times. And thus, be better prepared for what is to come.

In order to understand time periods in Scripture, we must remember two basic rules.


  1. In prophecy a year is 360 days.
  2. A day can also represent a year.

We can apply these precepts to prophecies in order to get a deeper meaning.

Always remember, God has a Bigger Picture that over-rides current events.

God’s Will sweeps like an unseen tsunami through our modern world and can produce totally unexpected results. No opinion poll gave Donald Trump any chance of winning the 2016 presidential election.

Church pastors, trying unsuccessfully to be oh-so-clever, misinterpreted a vision to claim Hillary would win. They are obviously far out of tune with God's thinking.

God got Trump in because God needed Trump’s courage to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

All the other American presidents and candidates were too scared of the Arabs to do this. This fulfilled prophecy which, in God’s eyes, is more important than any other issue.

God will somehow fulfill His will even though He has to work through humans who are subject to flaws, folly, and failure. The Almighty has His own purposes.

To get a Bigger Picture of the Second Coming of the Lord, let us look at His First Coming.

The First Coming of Jesus gives us some clues, which most end-time students miss.

For example, there were 40 days from resurrection to ascension and a cloud of witnesses (not a fluffy rain cloud) who were the resurrected Old Testament saints.

ACTS 1:9   And when he [Jesus] had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

HEBREWS 12:1   Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,

 

Jesus had a ministry of 3½ years.

He was crucified and His Holy Ghost spent 3 days down in the depths of the earth.

He conquered Satan in Hell, preached to the totally lost in Prison who had never repented, and then freed the Old Testament believers from Paradise. They were resurrected soon after His resurrection as He was the Firstfruits 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.

The resurrected Old Testament saints spent 40 days on earth before ascending with Jesus as a cloud of witnesses.

Then 10 days later the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost to launch the New Testament church. The church would go through seven distinct church ages in order to combat the different errors that Satan would introduce at different times.

2000 years later we face the biggest deception campaign in church history, largely due to Satan’s corruption of the modern Bibles. With over 100 different translations of the English Bible and 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations to choose from, there is little chance of finding truth in today’s church world.

The Holy Ghost came down on the Day of Pentecost to guide the church for about 2000 years and will then catch the resurrected saints up to Heaven to meet the Lord Jesus at His Second Coming (often called the Rapture).

Jesus was baptized and had a ministry of 3½ years before He was cut off at Calvary.

The Holy Ghost came down to fill the church and then at the end will lift the church up off the earth when the Lord comes.

Then the final 3½ years of the Tribulation will start as the two prophets take the Gospel back to the Jews to pull out the 144000 Jews.

The clues from His First Coming can give us some idea about His Second Coming.

The seven church ages that covered the last 2000 years of history will end with the resurrection of the dead saints from the seven church ages.

I CORINTHIANS 15:52   In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

The crucial event for the living Bride is the changing of the body that must happen during the 40-odd days after the resurrection of the dead before the Bride members are caught up in the Rapture to meet the Lord in the air.

This is the time when the mysterious seven Thunders utter to show the living saints how to get their bodies changed.

The mighty Angel or Archangel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down to resurrect the saints from the seven church ages.

One Thunder from Heaven will commence these final events.

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.

One Thunder uttered on its own.

One month before he died, brother Branham was still waiting for that single thunder that will start the final events.

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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.

It was not the end when brother Branham preached the message between 1947 and 1965.

He understood the written mysteries of Scripture.

But the Bride has still got to learn how to prove the mysteries just by using the Bible.

Only then will we understand the Bible.

From 1947 to 1965 the people had both the 7th angel and his voice.

From 1966 onwards, the people only had his tape-recorded voice. This is the time period that the Bible emphasizes when it says, “In the days of the voice of the seventh angel”.

The emphasis is not on the man, William Branham.

The emphasis is on his revelation of Scripture.

61-0112  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS

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.

The Angel of the Lord put the emphasis on the message, not on brother Branham, the messenger, as a man.

There has to be a single Thunder as well as seven Thunders.

Brother Branham revealed the mysteries of written Scripture for 19 tears since 1947.

But his sermons, going out by tapes, books, and the internet, have circled the world for 55 years since 1965. These are literally the days of the voice of the seventh angel because he left the scene in 1965.

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:

:17     Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The shout (the message that revealed the hidden truths of Scripture) and the voice of the archangel (to raise the dead saints in Revelation Chapter 10), still lie in the future.

The message was not completed when brother Branham left the scene in 1965. This does not mean that we need another messenger.

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

He knew what he was talking about, but the Bride did not.

Many of the Bride members were not even born by 1965, so the prophet had done his share, but we need to understand the written Word before God's plan is complete.

The message will only be complete when the Bride members are able to use his quotes in order to understand the mysteries of the Bible.

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But those who can accept the Word in Its fullness, not me preaching It, because It's the Bible says so. Those who accept that is free, because the Word's already been judged.

Can you prove what you believe, just by using the Bible?

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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 was the last month of brother Branham’s life and he was still waiting for the single Thunder and the shout to happen in the future, as well as for the voice of the resurrection.

When the Bride can prove all their beliefs, just from Scripture, then the Archangel descends to raise the dead.

From the voice of the resurrection to the trump of God that catches the Bride up into the air will be a time gap of about 40 days.

(As such President Trump’s name is a sign of the times. We are approaching the time when God’s trump will sound).

The Bride gets caught up to Heaven and the Gospel then goes to the Jews during the 3½ year Tribulation.

The Tribulation ends when Jesus returns with His Bride for Armageddon to destroy the Beast Pope and his armies. His Bride and the Old Testament saints accompany Him as clouds of witnesses.

MATTHEW 24:30   … 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.

Then Jesus sets up His 1000-year kingdom before Judgement Day finally happens.

The crucial time for the living Bride is the 40 days between the resurrection of the New Testament saints and the catching up of all the Bride to Heaven.

That is when our bodies will change from mortal to immortal.

Only then can we acquire rapturing faith because we cannot be caught up in our present physical bodies.

 

One year after the huge supernatural cloud of 1963 was photographed 27 miles high in the sky, just north of the city of Flagstaff in Arizona, brother Branham was still waiting for the Archangel to perform the resurrection.

Thus this cloud was not the fulfillment of Revelation Chapter 10.

All the New Testament saints are buried either on the land or at sea.

As a result, the Archangel of Revelation Chapter 10 stands on land and sea in order to claim them in the resurrection.

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And when the great Director comes down and bears that stick down, then, "time shall be no more." When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you'll rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

The mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 will come down, sometime in the future, to perform the resurrection from the dead.

The supernatural cloud of 1963 was not the Angel as it was hundreds of miles from the sea. The cloud was only visible just after sunset for about 27 minutes.

There was no face in the original photograph of the cloud, certainly not a face shining like the sun.

If you imagine a face in this cloud, the face would be looking straight down at the ground. There is no mountain on the horizon. This area, north of Flagstaff city, is 200 miles north of Sunset Mountain.

REVELATION 10:1   And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

This angel does not look anything like the cloud of 1963.

A faint DARK face only appeared on a photostat of the cloud as shown below. No face shining like the Sun was visible on the photostat.

Notice how the ground has been cut off the picture and that the picture has been rotated through ninety degrees to make the face upright.

This title on the picture is fake news.

The cloud was never on Sunset Mountain. It was photographed 200 miles north of Sunset Peak near the city of Flagstaff in Arizona.

The cloud was photographed after sunset on 28 February 1963 and seven angels appeared to brother Branham early one morning on 8 March 1963 near Sunset peak. Two events separated by 8 days and 200 miles.

There were actually two clouds at the same height.

The smaller cloud was formed by an exploding rocket launched from the Vandenberg Airforce Base in California. This was swept across California and Arizona by high altitude winds. As an artificial noctilucent cloud (night-shining cloud), it is not visible during daylight.  At a height of 27 miles it is only visible for a few minutes after sunset. Higher artificial clouds would be visible for longer.

The dotted line shows the path of the smoke cloud during daylight as the rocket exploded at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon at an altitude of about 27 miles high.

The red arrow shows the path of both clouds as they became visible for a few minutes after sunset.

The cloud never came down, it stayed at a height of 27 miles.

The two clouds can only be seen in a photograph from Winslow which was in the path of the approaching clouds.

The big cloud was formed from angels’ wings. The smaller cloud was formed from smoke and debris of a rocket explosion.

 

REVELATION 10:2   And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

The open Book means that the written mysteries have been revealed by the seventh angel and understood by the Bride.

Speaking of the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10, brother Branham says:

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But this One didn't come from the earth. He come down from Heaven, because the mystery is all finished. And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.

The mighty Angel does not come down to open the Book and reveal the mysteries.

The mighty Angel comes down because the seventh angel has finished revealing the written mysteries. This is the “former” rain, the “teaching” rain.

The former or teaching rain is only complete when the living Bride members understand the written Bible mysteries for themselves.

A teacher’s work is not finished when he understands the work. A teacher’s work is only finished when his audience understands the work.

Brother Branham's message will only be complete when all the members of the living Bride are able to understand the written mysteries of God for themselves.

The Thunders, which utter when our mortal bodies are changed, can only happen AFTER the living Bride members have finished understanding the written mysteries of Scripture.

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And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders that John was commissioned to write but then forbidden to write those. And at the time of those thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and swore that time had run out at that time.

… at the seventh angel's message, the mysteries, all the mysteries of it, should already be revealed by that time (Now that's Revelations 10:1-7.), that it should be revealed according to that time--at that time when He did.

Then the seven thunders utter their strange voices,

So, first, the written mysteries are completed and understood by the Bride.

Then only can the unwritten Thunders utter.

Brother Branham never completed the revelation of the Seventh Seal.

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

 

The Thunders are somehow hidden in the Scripture (see if you can spot where Daniel refers to them without specifically writing them down).

We could never discern the unwritten Thunders unless we first understood the basic Bible patterns of the written Word.

The unwritten mysteries will somehow follow those written patterns in some completely unexpected ways. In the same way President Trump won the 2016 presidential election in a totally unexpected manner. Every opinion poll said that he would lose. But none of those polls had asked God what His opinion was. God wanted Jerusalem recognized as the capital of Jerusalem. Only Trump would deliver.

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And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, ALL the mysteries here are revealed.

So, all the written mysteries must be understood before the unwritten Thunders can utter.

When the Bride knows all the mysteries of the former rain or teaching rain, then it is time for the “latter” rain, the “harvest” rain.

Brother Branham only finished preaching the mysteries in December 1965.

Thus, the seven Thunders could not utter before that date.

Most of today’s Bride members were not even born by 1965.

That is why we read:

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,

The emphasis is not on the seventh angel, William Branham, who preached from 1947 to 1965 which is a period of 19 years.

The emphasis is on his tape-recorded voice.

The tape recorder was invented by the Americans in the Second World War to catch messages sent in at odd times by their spies. The American Government released the tape recorder to the public in 1947 when the war was over. Brother Branham was the first preacher to start taping all his sermons so that when he left the scene in 1965 his VOICE could remain behind to teach us how to understand the written Bible. From 1966 to, say, 2020 has been a time of about 55 years, which has been dominated by his voice as people listened to his revelations of the Bible.

These are “the days of the voice of the seventh angel” that we are living in.

God is going to require of us that we can understand the written Scriptures for ourselves.

Do not think you are safe in your church. God described all the churches of saved people as ten virgins, clean women, but said that they were all fast asleep, even if they had the oil of the Holy Spirit.

When the wake-up cry came (some world-wide disaster?) they were all told to go out.

So whatever church they were in was not going to help them when they finally woke up to the truth. They had to know the Bible truth for themselves.

In the church of the Laodiceans Jesus stands outside the church appealing to individuals, not to the group. We have to love the Bible more than what we love the church.

The Harvest is pulling the seeds off the plant.

The dead in Christ are pulled out of their graves by the voice of the Archangel as the first part of the harvest rain.

The living Bride members have their bodies changed by the unwritten seven Thunder mysteries so that all the Bride can be pulled off the earth to meet the Lord in the air.

This Second Coming of the Lord is also not written in the Bible as the Seventh Seal is silence.

Pulling the whole New Testament Bride off the earth into the air will complete the harvest rain for the Gentiles.

 

JOEL 2:23   Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

This is an interesting Scripture as it implies that the seven Thunders have about a month to teach us how to change our bodies so that we can join the harvested resurrection saints. Then all the New Testament saints complete the harvest rain by being pulled off the earth to meet the Lord in the air.

All the dead saints from the seven church ages were either buried on land or at sea. If burned alive their ashes would be washed by rain into streams and finally into the sea. The Lord is coming with the scriptural voice of the Archangel to raise the dead, wherever their remains ended up.

To stand on land and sea means to take possession of all the dead saints that are buried therein.

REVELATION 10:3

And “cried with a loud voice”, as when a lion roareth: and “when he had cried”, seven thunders uttered their voices.

The roar of the Lion of Judah. The lion is the king of the beasts. King Jesus comes as the Archangel to demonstrate His power over Satan. The resurrection of the dead saints from the New Testament is the roar of triumph that reverberates around the world.

This victory roar will be accompanied by a massive earthquake.

Both highlighted expressions in the above verse refer to resurrections.

When Jesus stood at the tomb of Lazarus.

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

Then when Jesus died on the cross there was an earthquake. After He rose from the dead, the Old Testament saints also were resurrected.

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; [an earthquake]

: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.

 

The greatest mystery in the Bible is the Seventh Seal which is silence.

This is the mystery of the Coming of the Lord.  We know nothing about it.

The next great mystery, wrapped in secrecy, is the seven Thunders.

We can know their function which is to prepare the Bride for the Coming of the Lord, but we have no idea how they will do this or what they will say.

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Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the seven seals. It will be these Divinely revealed 'mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

What did brother Branham reveal about the seven Thunders when he preached on the Seven Seals?

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Even the Son Himself don't know when it's going to happen." See, God has this all to Himself. It's a secret. And that's the reason there was silence in Heaven for a space of a half hour, and seven thunders utter their voices, and John was even forbidden to write it, see, the Coming of the Lord. That's one thing He hasn't revealed yet, of how He will come, and when He will come. It's a good thing that He doesn't. No.

The Thunders hold the mystery of the Coming of the Lord.

Nobody knows how He will come or when He will come. That information will not be revealed in advance.

Thus, we know nothing about what the Thunders utter as they have to reveal the secret of the Coming of the Lord. That can only happen right at the end.

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

Now, there was some reason that God let these seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?), for the... We find that Christ, the Lamb took the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven-thunder mystery. So, you see, it's connected together.

That much we have a understanding of it today, because the rest of it is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded. But setting in my room, and I heard this--or not heard it, rather, but seen it unfold to these seven thunders. Now, that's as far as we can go right there.

In the vision brother Branham never heard the seven Thunders utter. He saw events unfold until it was time for the Thunders to unfold. Then the vision stopped.

That is as far as we can go.

We have to stop when it is cllse to the seven Thunders.

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

The seven Thunders, IN HEAVEN, will only utter their mystery right at the end.

So, this will be sometime during the 40 days between the resurrection and the catching up of the Bride.

But the former and latter rain will combine for a month.

Teaching us how to change bodies so that we can be caught up.

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One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written.

The seven Thunders are a real mystery. We know nothing about what they say.

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

Message preachers claim that the Bride is not the public.

But in a later sermon, brother Branham uses the word “us” which obviously refers to the Bride.

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

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

The “public” simply refers to a public statement that everyone, Bride and unbelievers, are able to hear because the statement was announced in public.

 

The Thunders utter from the earth, NOT from Heaven.

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Look where the voices were, the Thunders. Not in Heaven; on earth!

The Thunders never uttered from the heavens. They uttered from the earth.

Yet brother Branham also says that the Thunders utter from Heaven.

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

Do they utter from earth or from Heaven?

We do not know.

This simply adds to the mystery of these mysterious Thunders that we obviously know nothing about in terms of what they say.

Again, he says that he seven Thunders come out from Heaven.

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Soon we're looking for the Angel that will set His foot on the land and on the sea, and raise up His hand and swear by Him that lives forever and ever, time shall be no more. Said at that time the mystery of God should be finished. We understand now, Father, that God's threefold mystery has been made known to us. And we understand, and we're looking now for those mysterious thunders that came out from heaven, in the book of Revelations, that was sealed on the back of the book.

Reveal to us, O Lord, the things that we need for the battle ahead of us.

The seven Thunders only utter when the written mysteries are revealed.

Sealed on the back of the Book means that they are not written in the Bible.

Somehow, they are hidden away in the written Word.

Thus, when they utter, they will have a Biblical pattern to them that can only be discerned by those who understand Scripture. The unwritten Thunders will match perfectly with the revealed written Scriptures.

The mystery of God was not finished when brother Branham understood it by the end of 1965.

The mystery of God is only finished when the Bride understands it.

When the Bride is able to prove for themselves what they believe just from the Bible verses.

Caution:

If you think you understand the seven Thunders, then you must also be able to show us where Daniel heard the seven Thunders.

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But then on the back of the Book is sealed with seven seals. Daniel heard the Voice as the thunders, and was forbidden to write it. John was forbidden to write it. But it was sealed on the backside of the Book, that is, after all of the mysteries of the Book has been given out and revealed. You notice Daniel said there, "The mysteries in the days of these voices, the mystery of God should be unfolded by that time." See, "the mystery," Who God is, how He was made flesh, all these things should be unfolded by that time. And then we're ready for the Seven Seals on the backside of the Book, that's not even revealed to man, not even wrote in the Bible, but they'll have to be just exactly compare with the rest of the Bible, and I think it'll be a great thing.

There are two sets of mysteries.


  1. Mysteries are written in the Bible that must be revealed.
  2. Then mysteries that are not written in the Bible. The Coming of the Lord. What the seven Thunders utter. The new name of the Lord Jesus.

No man can reveal these in advance.

If we know the written mysteries that are revealed then we should be able to discern the unwritten mysteries as they happen in their totally unexpected manner.

The end-time turbulent and baffling events will distract almost all from the mysterious Bible pattern that emerges in those tumultuous and agitated days. Only the Bride members, who are strictly Scriptural, will distinguish the true signal or message from the confusing noise of popular opinion.

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Now, there is writing on the inside of the Book. But the backside had Seven Seals, on the back of It, that wasn't written in the Book. Now, this is the revelator talking, John. Now, remember, It wasn't written in the Book. "And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, all this mystery that's written within should be finished." It should be taken care of, in that day. Now do you see what I mean? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Are you following me? ["Amen."] Then is the time for the seven voices of Revelations 10 to be revealed. When the Book is finished, there is only one thing left, and that's the seven mysterious voices of thunder that was wrote on the backside of the Book, that John was forbidden to write.

The seventh angel has to reveal the mysteries that are written in the Bible that prepare us for the Coming of the Lord.

When the mysteries written in the Book are finished and understood by the Bride, then the only thing left will be the seven unwritten Claps of Thunder that will show us how to get our bodies changed in order to receive Rapturing faith. That in turn will reveal the mystery of the Coming of the Lord, which is the Seventh Seal.

Written on the “backside” of the Book means written on the “cover” of the Book. In other words, not written inside the Book.

These are hidden mysteries that cannot be known until they actually happen.

You can know the function of the Thunders, but you cannot know what they will utter.

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But this One [the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10] didn't come from the earth. He come down from Heaven, because the mystery is all finished. And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.

The seven Thunders only utter their unknown voices after the mysteries of Scripture have been finished.

… Is the mystery all finished? Has the sounding all over? Is that really them Seven Thunders, fixing to utter out something, that the little group that is gathered together will receive a Rapturing Faith, to go in the Rapture when He comes? "For we'll be changed," as quick as those Angels come, "in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye; and shall be caught up together with those that had sleep, to meet the Lord in the air."

The seven Thunders only utter after the seventh angel finishes revealing the mysteries of the written Word.

We do not know what the seven Thunders will utter as that was not written.

But the seven Thunders will prepare the Bride for Rapturing faith.

Thus, the Thunders utter at the time of the changing of the body.

Nobody can get Rapturing faith in this present body of flesh.

This body cannot be caught up into the air.

Elijah needed a supernatural chariot and horses to get up to Heaven. Even that was not enough as he also needed a whirlwind to lift him up.

To ascend effortlessly up to Heaven, as Jesus did, will require us to be changed into new immortal bodies. Only then can we receive Rapturing faith.

So, the Seven mysterious Thunders will be the key event during these 40 critical days.

They will follow some hidden Scriptural pattern.

Only the Bible-believing Bride will be able to discern and detect that hidden pattern in the Bible.

64-0830  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS.4

Question: Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?

Answer: No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that's what the thunders was about.

“What the Thunders were about” means that brother Branham revealed the function or purpose of the Thunders.

He revealed what it is that they will do.

He never revealed what the seven Thunders say or utter.

The seven Thunders will give the Bride a revival that produces rapturing faith and will give supernatural power to the two Jewish prophets for their Tribulation ministry. They will have the power to interrupt nature.

1963-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was dead.

In the Matthew Chapter 25 parable of the ten virgins (saved churches), they were all fast asleep.

It took a cry at midnight to wake them up.

That cry at the time of the resurrection that wakes them up will be the Thunders.

Then they were told to go out from whatever church they were in.

They would have to follow those seven Thunders during that 40-day period.

They will have to understand the written mysteries in order to catch the hidden Bible pattern of the Thunders.

All the saved Christians are represented by ten virgins, clean women. Some are wise and have the oil of the Holy Spirit. Some are foolish or fooled by their churches.

But they are all fast asleep. Wise and foolish.

Complacently lulled to sleep by the unscriptural ideas of the church pastors who have dumbed the people down until they are not even aware that much of what they believe is not written in Scripture.

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

: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.

When the midnight cry comes, the people will realize that their pastors who unscripturally call themselves the head of the church, have ruled them with much Bible error and ignorance.

Then the third exodus will happen fast.

People will go out of the church to find the truth.

But there is a price to pay. Oil has to be bought at a cost.

Jesus stands outside every church door today. So, if you want to meet Him, you will have to go outside the church.

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

Not the church in Laodicea.

The church of the Laodiceans.

This age has seen clever pastors make up their own beliefs from cherry-picked quotes with entertaining disco music as the accepted worship style. Drums are never mentioned in the Bible. But they are now a major part of church entertainment that is a spiritual sham producing a shallow complacency.

53-0831 GOD  TALKED  TO  MOSES

That's the Laodicean Church Age, which is to be lukewarm: just while the music's playing, clap hands and holler a little bit, and the music stops, down it goes.

63-0608 CONFERENCES
 We're as Sodom and Gomorrah, and we're living in that. Let the righteous spirit in us... These sins vex our soul daily; let the sins of the world, and the fashions of Hollywood, and all this Hollywood evangelism and nonsense, all this make-up, and beat the music, and jump up-and-down. The music stops, down you go.

 When a man is washed in the Blood of the Lamb, he don't need music or nothing else. The power of God just works upon him, and he can shout, scream, praise God, or do anything else, whether there's music or not. The Holy Ghost is in him, and he's identified with Jesus Christ.

65-0919 THIRST

The music stops, "sh, whew," a bucket of water went over everything,

People are whipped up by the music.

When the music stops, they stop.

This is fake spirituality.

65-0219 THIS  DAY  THIS  SCRIPTURE  IS  FULFILLED
The Pentecostal church is in a Laodicean condition. Oh, they still jump and holler, and carry on when the music is beating. When the music stops beating, or the beatnik music some of them play and calling it Christianity, and whenever that stops, all the glory is gone. See?
If it's a real praise of God, there isn't enough whistles and enough power in the world to stop it. When it really comes from God, it don't take music to be beat up. It takes the Spirit of God to come down on it. That's what does it.

65-0711 ASHAMED
Way back in the jungles of Africa, on safari hunters, they had to take high-powered radios to hear Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, and them guys with that rock-and-roll and twist. And the natives, trying to see them act along, jerking their head and acting like that, the natives stood and looked at him. But, you see, they're not Americans like Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and them guys are. They're not Judases of that type, but they're... See, it's a spirit. And the spirit is not only in America, it has spread itself out over the world, to bring them to the battle of Armageddon.

Individuals soon pick up the fashions and follies that are sanctioned by the church crowd, where people tend to preen themselves before the mirrors of self-admiration. They forget that popularity is just a smokescreen. Smoke and mirrors are the symbols of subtle deception. Truth is blurred in a crowd.

The preacher's task is to recruit new members. To be a cheerleader who makes the people feel good about themselves so that they "belong" to the church, not to the Bible.  Organize an elaborate music program that is brilliantly executed.

REVELATION 3:20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,

Since the pastor or modern-day apostle is now claimed to be the head of the church, there is no longer place in the church for Jesus Who is the real Head.

Thus, He stands outside, appealing to individuals, not groups.

But the seven Thunders will give the Bride the incredible supernatural power to be changed into an immortal body and then to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

In addition, the seven Thunders have to utter to the two Jewish prophets as well.

This will give them the incredible supernatural power that they need to interrupt nature.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.

He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen.

God always... It's His Word, but He always uses man to work it. God could call for them flies down in Egypt, but He said, "Moses, that's your job. I'll just tell you what to do, and you go do it." He fully done that. See? He could've chosen the sun to call them; He could have caused the moon to call it or the wind to call it, but He said, "Moses..."    He chooses men. All right.

Elias is Greek for Elijah

JAMES 5:17  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

So, Elijah knows how to create a drought for 3½ years.

Moses knows how to smite the earth with plagues as he has already done this in Egypt.

Moses represents the dead saints who have been resurrected. Elijah represents the raptured saints who never died.

Thus, Moses and Elijah represent the two types of Christians who are caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

Moses and Elijah were seen with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration when His Body was transformed and glowed with light.

The true church is the Body of Christ. The Christian church will be transformed into new immortal bodies at the time of the resurrection and the seven Thunders, just before the Second Coming of the Lord.

Moses and Elijah will take the Christian Gospel to the 144000 Jews so that they can finally realize that Jesus is their actual Messiah. The 144000 Jews will have their Old Testament beliefs transformed and they will end up believing the same Gospel that the New Testament church believed.

Moses represents the Law.

Elijah represents the Old Testament prophets.

Today’s Jews will only believe the Law and the Prophets. Thus, these two men, demonstrating incredible supernatural power, will turn the 144000 Jews to the New Testament Gospel.

Enoch is not one of these two prophets.

Church-goers believe everyone has to die once and thus Enoch must come back and die.

HEBREWS 9:27   And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

But not all men die once.

Many dead people have been raised from the dead back to life in both Old and New Testament times. These people then grew old and finally died a second time. Thus, they died twice.

Then there is the living Bride at the time of the Second Coming of the Lord. Their bodies will change and as a result they will never die.

So, change the emphasis of the verse:

HEBREWS 9:27   And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Every person was once appointed to their role in life because God at the beginning could see what the effects of their free will would do for them. God knows the end of your life before you are even born. Thus, at the beginning He once appointed you to either die twice, or to never die, or as in the case of the overwhelming majority of the people, to die once.

Your appointment in God’s plan was made once, and cannot change.

He knew exactly how you would live and believe, long before you ever came on the scene.

This verse does not specifically mention those who never die. This creates the distinct impression that the living Bride whose bodies are to be changed will be very few in number.

 

So, the seven Thunders are crucial to the Bride in order to receive Rapturing faith as well as to the two Jewish prophets who have to receive their supernatural power over the whole earth so that they can interrupt nature.

Thus, the seven Thunders can only utter at the changeover time when the Bride goes up and the Tribulation starts, which is the time for the ministry of the Jewish prophets.

62-1230  IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR

Is this the mystery, of the Thunders, that will bring back the Headstone?

The seven Thunders bring back the Capstone.

The Capstone is the obvious symbol of the Coming of the Lord.

In the last month of his life, brother Branham was still looking for the Coming of the Capstone.

1965-1128M  GOD'S  ONLY  PROVIDED  PLACE  OF  WORSHIP

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

And that's the way the Word of God is in the Church, what makes the Church the Bride.

Not a denomination, that's of the Devil, every one of them.

I ain't calling the people in there that; they are poor deceived people, like Jesus said, "Blind leading the blind." And He could not call them out.

The Capstone only returns to catch away the Bride when the believers have absorbed the Word of God.

Believing the revealed Word of God makes believers become part of the Bride.

The denominations simply blind people to the revealed mysteries.

Denominations and churches have two effects, they bind people to what they believe and then blind people to Bible truths.

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

:17   … and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

This is not the church “in Laodicea”. This is the church “of the Laodiceans”.

People of this age have made up their own churches and serve God in a way that suits them. The “message churches” (unscriptural term) have splintered up into many different versions. Just like the denominations have splintered into 45000 different versions. Each one is different, and each one is claiming to be right.

The Gentile image in the Book of Daniel first divided into two legs and then split up further into ten toes. Splitting up is the nature of the Gentiles.

”Pastor” is mentioned once in the New Testament and condemned six times in the Old Testament. Pastors were never put in charge of New Testament churches nor were shepherds ever called pastors. Today pastors have taken over as the head of the church. There is no Bible authority for this seizure of power.

One-man rulership has replaced the original local elders who ruled the local church. This is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. Elevating a holy man above the congregation.

The different pastors, with their different opinions, have split up the churches and produced competitive Christianity.

“My church is better than your church. My pastor is better than your pastor”.

The churches are obsessed with accumulating numbers and wealth as proof of God's blessing.

The Book of Numbers in the Old Testament tells of the failure of the Jews. They failed God ten times.

NUMBERS 14:22   Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

LUKE 6:24But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

The church world has splintered into a patchwork of competing power bases.

A pastor in charge of a church has now degenerated into a father and son (or sons) family business venture.

Jesus has given up on all the churches, denominational and message churches, as He mentions no exceptions to his denunciation of the Laodicean’s man-made churches.

Jesus now appeals only to individuals in the church who are ready to listen to correction from outside their church.

REVELATION 3:20   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,

The voice of Jesus is the written Word that has been revealed in our day.

In electronics, when a signal or message is projected there is always some random noise that accompanies it. Special filters have to be set up to separate the signal or message from the noise, otherwise, the message gets corrupted.

The same happens with William Branham’s message. It must be carefully checked with the written Bible in order to filter out any human errors. All humans make mistakes.

Pastors interpret his quotes in unscriptural ways as the quotes are regarded as more important than Scripture. They then splice selected quotes together to produce unscriptural doctrines.

“The prophet said…” has replaced “It is written…”.

Even the unwritten mysteries like the Seventh Seal, the New Name of Jesus, and the seven Thunders are now being interpreted by ‘clever’ pastors.

We are not saved by being clever, we are saved by being Scriptural.

Thus, message pastors preach doctrines that are not written in the Bible. But the Pope also preaches doctrines that are not written in the Bible. The company you keep defines you.

 

Understanding Bible time periods.

A Bible year is 360 days.  A Bible month is 30 days.

In prophecy, a day can represent a year.

Our present Gentile years are 365.24 days. (365.24219879  to be more precise)

But not all calendars are the same. We have, for example, the Lunar calendar, Muslim calendar, Financial year calendar ending at the end of February, etc.

The “Julian” calendar

God has to use the Bible calendar.

The Jews were only allowed to believe what was in the Scriptures.

ISAIAH 8:20   To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

The Bible calendar had 30 days to a month.

GENESIS 7:11   In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

GENESIS 8:4   And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

From 17/2 to 17/7 is 5 months.

GENESIS 7:24   And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days

If 5 months is 150 days, then each month is 30 days.

But this is not starting from February, as it was the second month of Noah’s life.

That a month is 30 days is confirmed in the Book of Revelation.

REVELATION 11:1   And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

:2      But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

:3     And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

A score is 20.  So, the threescore is 60.

If 42 months = 1260 days   then   1 month = 1260 / 42 = 30 days

Since a year is 12 months.

12 x 30 = 360 days is the length of a prophetic or Bible year.

MALACHI 3:6   For I am the LORD, I change not;

If God used a 30-day month in Genesis and Revelation, then He must always use a 30-day month.

During the Flood, the earth was knocked off its axis away from the Sun. Thus, it froze in the cold of deep space and produced the last ice age. With 10% of the ice around the north pole and 90% of the ice around the south pole, the orbit changed. Instead of the year being 360 days it changed to just over 365 days. The tilt on the earth’s ice cap due to the unequal ice distribution produced the seasons.

This was a testimony to Enoch who served God faithfully for 365 years and then got taken up to Paradise.

GENESIS 5:23   And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

God now left it to His enemies, the Romans, to sort out the new calendar.

Describing the pagan Roman empire that would be destroyed by the barbarians but then would rise up from the ruins as the world-dominating Roman Catholic church, God said of this beast or power:

DANIEL 7:23   Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

7:25 … and think to change times

Pagan Julius Caesar destroyed the Roman republic for a dictatorship and changed the calendar in 46 BC. Roman Pope Gregory 13 fine-tuned the calendar in 1582. The Pope is the only dictator in Europe.

Thus it was Roman dictators who changed the calendar.

They think that the calendar is fixed. But it is not.

We are getting close to the time of the Tribulation.

During the Tribulation the earth will be knocked closer to the Sun and the ice caps will rapidly melt in the Tribulation. Then the earth will once again get straight on its axis and the year will be back to 360 days, like it used to be.

REVELATION 16:8   And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

When the earth is knocked closer to the Sun, the earth will be scorched by the Sun.

The melted ice caps will raise the sea level by about 70 metres.

This will flood the coastal cities and about 10% of the earth’s land will disappear under the sea in a short time period. This will lead to colossal migrations and re-locations as coastal people (the bulk of the world’s population) have to flee inland.

Most megacities are on the coast.

No modern seaports could continue to operate with such a high rise in sea level as the ports would be drowned underwater. Food, machinery, and oil rely on tankers and large ships to transport them. Imagine the famine and shortages when shipping is basically stopped by the high sea level that has obliterated all the ports.

The sun melting the ice caps will cause catastrophic flooding along the coastlines.

Meanwhile Elijah’s drought will shrivel up the crops that are inland.

The Roman calendar will then no longer be valid in a 360 day year.

Our current religious, political, and money systems will break down in the horror of the demonic inspired Tribulation.

REVELATION 13:4   And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The dragon is the Devil.

The Pope is the beast, the figurehead of the Roman Catholic church.

Nobody can declare war on the Pope as he has his Catholic followers in every country.

Politicians are the physical leaders but accept it that their people look up to the Pope as their spiritual leader. Pope John Paul 2 played a major role in the downfall of Communism in Poland as he backed the Catholic rebels who opposed Communism. So, politicians are very wary of the Pope.

The biggest gathering of world leaders was at the funeral of Pope John Paul 2.

REVELATION 13:5   And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

The final Pope of the Roman Catholic church will rule the world for the 42 months or three and a half years of the Tribulation.

There is a good chance that the final Pope will be called Peter 2, Peter the Second.

REVELATION 13:6   And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

The Pope blasphemes God by calling himself "Vicarius Christi", "In the place of Christ". As if when he speaks, we must believe that it is Christ who speaks. There is no greater elevation for a man than to think that he takes the place of God.

In the beginning Lucifer exalted himself to try to be like God.

ISAIAH 14:14   I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

By setting up the Catholic church, the Devil has been able to wear down believers in the Bible.

Today, virtually all Christians believe that it is impossible to have a perfect Bible.

Satan is winning the battle on that front.

With over 100 English versions of the Bible and 45000 different kinds of denominations and churches, it is just about impossible for anyone to find the truth. Confusion reigns.

REVELATION 13:7   And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

The Roman Catholic church under the dictatorship of the Popes has killed tens of millions in the Dark Ages, their cruel and ruthless Crusades, their vicious conquest of South America, and their Counter-Reformation.

Today they overcome the Protestants spiritually by fooling them into believing their unscriptural doctrines of Trinity, Christmas on 25 December, one-man-is-the-head of the church, and their refusal to believe that the 1769 version of the King James Bible is the perfect Word of God.

Today, almost no church-goers believe that a perfect Bible is possible. Thus, there is no fixed foundation for their faith.

The Catholic spirit of one-man-human leadership that is based on unscriptural doctrines has swept through all the churches. People love church traditions far more than they love the Bible.