What Does It Mean to Only Say What the Messenger Said?

63-1128E THE  TOKEN
We're not to come together to talk about the Message. We are come together to get in the Message.

And the Message is Christ, He is the Word.
62-0627 WE  WOULD  SEE  JESUS
... and always search out what I say. If it isn't exactly with the Scripture, don't believe it 
... Then I know I'm on the right path, then, as long as it's in the Scripture,

 

End time Message believers have degraded their faith sufficiently to now regard parroting a quote as being the absolute truth.

On the mount of Transfiguration, the disciples saw Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. But when the disciples heard God’s voice, then the prophets Elijah and Moses faded away in comparison to Jesus, the Word of God.  So Elijah’s quotes must point to the Word, and then we hang onto the Word alone.

64-0719E  GOING  BEYOND  THE  CAMP

It was something, as I said this morning. Like, the people are like Peter said, in Saint Matthew 17:4 to 8, where he said, "It's good to be here. Let's build three tabernacles."

But the Spirit bade them not to do it. Said, "This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him," and He is the Word. That's Who we're to look to, the Word, not our enthusiasm or something else. "He is My Word; hear ye Him!" And what did they see after this Voice spoke to them? Even Moses and Elijah wasn't present; neither was there a creed; neither was there anything left but Jesus only, and He is the Word. That's all they seen.

A man can reveal the Word of God, but his quotes cannot replace the Word of God.

The Message of brother Branham has to reflect through the Scriptures in order to be regarded as truth.

When his revelations can be proven by linking Scriptures together, then the quotes are no longer required as the ideas can be established just by just referring to the Bible.

For instance, we needed brother Branham to tell us about the seed of the serpent. But once we have tracked this revelation through the Bible, then we can prove it purely from Scripture without having to refer to any quotes.

 

64-0726M  RECOGNIZING  YOUR  DAY  AND  ITS  MESSAGE

Don't you see the Message of the hour? Can you recognize where we are? The Message itself, from the Scripture, interprets to you the hour we're living in. It's the interpretation.

65-0725M  THE  ANOINTED  ONES  AT  THE  END  TIME

So we'll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man's idea, some theory.

I don't care who he is; any other man, myself or anybody else, "If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him." See? That's what the Bible said. "Let every man's word be a lie, and Mine be true," regardless who it is.

Everyone’s statements, including brother Branham’s, must be checked with Scripture.

64-0726M  RECOGNIZING  YOUR  DAY  AND  ITS  MESSAGE

Remember in my vision? I said, "If Paul's people goes in, so will mine, because I done just exactly like he did." I'm staying right with It.

Them millions throwed their hands, saying, "We are resting on that!"

Brother Branham’s message was only reliable because he preached what Paul preached. Thus he restored us back to the teachings of the early New Testament church.

64-0726M  RECOGNIZING  YOUR  DAY  AND  ITS  MESSAGE

You would be daresn't to, try to add to That or take from It. For, if you do try to put the interpretation on It, yourself, your part is taken from the Book of Life. Are you trying to say something that the Spirit hasn't said? Are you trying to make It sound like It said something? Or, you just take It exactly what It said, and leaving It like that? Are you splicing, cutting, taping, doing things that's not right? Have you?

Message preachers now pretend to understand the unwritten Word -- like knowing what the seven thunders are and what the new name of Jesus is.

They splice different quotes together instead of linking different Scriptures together.

This is dangerous. Human opinions are worthless.

A parrot can repeat a quote brother Branham made. But parrots have no understanding.

The Bible never mentions  parrots,  so we have no guarantee that they will be in Heaven.

We need to understand what brother Branham was talking about. Repeating a quote does not necessarily make us right.

Look at the following examples :

62-0211  ONENESS_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  V-10 N-2

But Cain, in his stupid ways, not so stupid, but in his cunning ways, deceived, and brought in fruit. Adam kept the... Abel kept the Word of God, he brought in a lamb. God said, "That's right, Adam, you've kept... Or, Abel, you've kept My Word." "Cain, you knowed it wasn't... Where did I take some fig leaves like your daddy tried to do? You got a bunch of figs or grapes or apples or whatever you got here. And now your daddy took the leaves off the tree, to try to make an atonement, and here you try to bring the fruit off the tree." It wasn't that! It was blood from life.

This quote makes Adam the father of Cain. Just proof that there can be mistakes in some of the quotes.

So our only remedy is to check a quote against Scripture.

There is no Bible verse that says that Cain is the son of Adam.

56-0603  THE  LAMB'S  BOOK  OF  LIFE

Noah was a type that was carried over like the sleeping virgin. But Enoch was translated just before the tribulation struck. And Enoch was took up, and was found not, because God took him: the type of the going forth of the church. And Noah watched him. When he seen Enoch go, he knew it was time to enter the ark, for to be carried through the tribulation.

Enoch was translated 69 years before Noah was born. Then Noah lived 600 years before the Flood started.

So be careful before parroting a quote. You must check your facts first.

A Thessalonica church age? There was no such thing.

58-0928M  THE.BAPTISM.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  V-5 N-2

Watch the candlesticks as we was on last night. The first candlestick is light. It went darker, darker, darker, till it went through the fifteen hundred years of dark ages; then started lighting up. And just before the last church age, she lit back again; in between the two church ages the Light come. Follow the Scripture of the Ephesian church, Thessalonica church, on down to the dark age,

Do not just repeat a quote. The dark ages lasted about 900 years and there never was a Thessalonica church age.

58-0928E  THE  SERPENT'S  SEED

And as I said it in the teaching this morning, each one of those church ages on up to that Thessalonica church age, the fifteen hundred years of dark ages,

Notice the same two mistakes again. The fact that a quote is repeated does not make it correct.

58-0928E  THE  SERPENT'S  SEED

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

But Nicaea is not in France, it is in Asia Minor just above the city of Pergamos. Brother Branham mistook the city of Nicaea  for the city Nice in Southern France. We all muddle our facts at times. So check before repeating a quote.

61-0806  THE.SEVENTIETH  WEEK  OF  DANIEL

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

But Nicaea was not in Rome.  Here Brother Branham was trying to emphasize how the 325 AD council in the city of Nicaea played a major role in the rise of the power of Rome inside Christianity as the Roman Catholic church.

You need to understand what he was trying to say.

At the Nicaean council the emperor Constantine promoted the Bishop of Rome to having political power within the western Roman empire while he moved east to the new city of Constantinople. This also made the Roman Catholic church the official church of the western empire. Thanks to the Nicaean council, the Roman church was becoming the strongest institution in the western empire.

58-0928E  THE  SERPENT'S  SEED

And it's exactly three hundred and twenty-five years to the Laodicean council.

The Nicaean council was held in 325 AD, not the Laodicean council. Again, a fact got muddled up.

So we have to check our facts and not just repeat a quote like a parrot.

There was a Laodicean council, but it happened in 363 AD. Their three main mistakes were to remove the Book of Revelation from the New Testament and add the book of Baruch to the Old Testament. They also confirmed that Sunday was the “correct” Sabbath day. Sunday, of course, is not the Sabbath day. There is no Scripture that says that.

But this Laodicean council can be ignored as it was of no real significance since it did not actually  increase the power of the Catholic church.  The Nicaean council really established the power of the Roman Catholic church. So the Nicaean council was the critically important event.

62-0318  THE  SPOKEN  WORD  IS  THE  ORIGINAL  SEED.2

Now, that's why we got all the things that we've got. Now, all these things I've said, if they don't jive with the Bible, or dovetail with God's Word, they're wrong, they're wrong,

Any correct quote, if it is truly understood, will dovetail with the Bible and thus you will be able to prove it from the Bible. But be careful, you need to know enough to spot that some quotes are wrong!

 

Message groups have split up into more than 30 different variations of the Message and each one claims that they only “say what the prophet said”.

But actually no-one does do this, otherwise there would not be so many variations.

The further the Communists got away from the teachings of Marx and Lenin, the more they glorified Marx and Lenin.

The further the Message preachers get away from the teachings of William Branham, the more they glorify William Branham. They twist his quotes into statements that he did not actually make, and compensate for this by deifying him. They even call his messages “the Voice of God”.  That is deification because according to Scripture his messages are “the voice of the seventh angel”.

The 2016 American presidential  election saw Message preachers predict that Hillary Clinton would win because they interpreted a quote, and got the completely wrong result.

This was a classic warning to those who rely on quotes. Let us look at the quote.

SEVEN CHURCH AGES      LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE
Then in the sixth vision there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women.

Brother Branham believed the woman symbolized the rise of the Roman Catholic church, a cruel system.  It could possibly be a woman candidate, but was very unlikely to be Hillary Clinton as she is not cruel since she runs the Clinton charity foundation that has donated millions to good causes.

61-0312  JEHOVAH  JIREH

And I seen a great woman rise up, beautiful to look at, but a cruel wicked heart. And that will be a church. And she's on her road now.

Here he definitely said the woman was a church.

60-1211E  THE  LAODICEAN  CHURCH  AGE

A powerful woman, great woman, she'll either be President, or it'll be a woman representing the Catholic church (which I think it is) will take over here someday and she'll rule this country.

It could be a woman President but he thought that she actually, as a woman, represented the Catholic church. So Message preachers stressed the lesser possibility. That was not very bright on their part, which just proves that their Light is going out.

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.")

Again he thinks the woman is likely to be the Catholic church.

60-1125  CONFERENCE_  SHREVEPORT.LA  

Said, "This new dictator, Mussolini, will take his first step toward Ethiopia, and Ethiopia will fall at his feet." It did. It said, "That'll be his last. He will end in disgrace." And I said, "It will come to pass before the end time comes that there will be a great woman stand up in the United States, because the United States is marked woman. Her number is thirteen, and she'll rise up, either be president, or (I put it in parentheses) perhaps the woman being beautiful and attractive will be the Catholic church but cruel at heart, and she'll lead the nation to pollution.

The Catholic church attracts one thousand million people. So the church is represented as a beautiful woman who is attractive. But her heart is cruel. This is the church that murdered 68 million people during the dark ages and the counter-Reformation.

This description does not fit Hillary Clinton. She is neither 'beautiful', nor cruel.

Brother Branham never clearly stated that the woman in the vision was an actual person. His own impression was that she symbolized the Catholic church.

Such is the deception of stressing quotes without Scripture. Message preachers said it must be Hillary.

Brother Branham never said that. They twisted his quotes to mean something that he never said. And they got it totally wrong. So if the congregations continue to follow their pastor's interpretations of the quotes, then the blind lead the blind.

Brother Branham said that he believed the woman represented  the rise of the Roman Catholic church. He said it could possibly be a woman. But the Message preachers turned the “possibly be a woman” into “it is definitely Hillary Clinton”. In their rush to interpret the quote, and thereby be called clever,  they even overlooked that Hillary is not a Catholic.

So, unsurprisingly, Message preachers got it wrong because they made no reference to Scripture. The rise to power of the Roman Catholic church is the insidious but deadly inner threat to America, not the person who is President.

The pastors who claimed that Hillary would be President are simply out of tune with God.

God is turning away from all our churches to the Jews. President Obama and Hillary favour the Arabs who want a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital. Trump said he would move the American embassy to Jerusalem, making Jerusalem the capital of Israel. So God favoured Trump, who was the completely rejected and totally unlikely candidate, because he wants to help the Jews.

Obama and Clinton also supported  same sex marriage laws, which are contrary to Scripture.

Today Christians who stay with Scripture are rejected by Message churches and denominations. The  “quote believers”, in the same way that Hillary did,  regard themselves as favourites with God. But the Scripture-believers, who are universally rejected, will unexpectedly win in the end.

The Message groups who chose Hillary have just had a brief reality check. Their uninspired leaders, despite their addiction to quotes, have no clue what God is planning. Their trumpets uttered a very uncertain sound.

They should have been more careful with interpreting these visions because brother Branham also made a wrong prediction about the visions all being completed before  1977.

CHURCH AGE BOOK  LAODICEA

Based on these seven visions, along with the rapid changes which have swept the world in the last fifty years, I PREDICT (I do not prophesy) that these visions will have all come to pass by 1977. …. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium.

One vision showed America being blown up as all he could see was craters and debris.

60-1125  CONFERENCE

Then I turned to look and I seen the United States was a smoldering something had burned it up.

And down beneath there I said, not in the trance, but, "I predict..." (remember this, I guess this is taped too), "I predict that these things will take place between now, 1933 and 1977."

Forty years have moved on since 1977 so the date was obviously wrong.

Once again, just repeating this quote does not establish truth.

Brother Branham came to restore us back to the New Testament beliefs. He, as a human, got the date wrong and the Message preachers who predicted Hillary as President, by trespassing into the dangerous realm of prophesying the future, failed dismally. They were doing God a service without it being His will. They will end up in the ditch, called the great Tribulation.

Please remember,  you are not necessarily correct just because you repeat some quote like a parrot.

Scripture promised us the “voice of the seventh angel”. But nowhere does the Bible say that “the voice of God”  will reveal the mysteries to us.

The voice of the seventh angel is NOT the voice of God.

It is thus unscriptural to call brother Branham’s messages “the voice of God”. God does not make mistakes.

William Branham is not God. He is a man, a repented sinner who was saved by Grace.

At best he is a star in the right hand of Jesus. So imagine how much greater Jesus is than any one of those seven stars.

Brother Branham admits that he can make mistakes at times. This is typical of any human.

61-0112  QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  COD  

And these answers are not infallible (See?), because the Scriptures is infallible; and as far as I know they're lined with the Scriptures. I hope that makes it plain. And the tape is to be kept now, and anyone that would want it, why, they could have it. But now, I know the Scriptures are infallible, but my answers are not infallible. So I'm sure everyone understands that. And if it's not infallible, then you have a right maybe to ask me at any time...

You have a right to question any statement that he says and ask for proof from the Bible.

62-0120  THE  UNCHANGEABLE  GOD  WORKING  IN  AN  UNEXPECTABLE  WAY

Stay with the Word. God is infallible.

 

62-1007  THE  KEY  TO  THE  DOOR_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  V-12 N-6

That, they claim in here that some brethren up there that said that I sent them up there, and they're preaching that men should leave their wives and hunt for their spiritual mate, and that I am perfectly infallible. That there's nothing... And, oh, some of the awfullest things you ever heard.

Saying that William Branham is infallible is just awful. So don’t do that.

Making brother Branham infallible merely turns him into another Pope.

 

Another big  problem we will come across is when brother Branham says different things on the same topic.

So when statements contradict you have to choose one and reject the other.

Thus all Message preachers select certain quotes and overlook others. How do they know they have chosen the correct quote? They would have to prove it from Scripture. But most of them do not know how to do that. Ignorance of Scripture has spread from the denominations to the Message groups.

But even when they preach what they think is the correct quote, they are still not saying what brother Branham said in the other quote that they rejected. So they are not saying everything that he said. They are just repeating  some selected quotes.

For instance :

57-1006  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HEBREWS 3

Which, Moses was never... No, his body was packed away. The Angels took him; he did not mortify; he did not corrupt. He was a perfect type of Christ. He died, and the Angels packed him away, and even the devil don't even know where he's buried, and tried to dispute with Michael the Archangel about his burial. That's what the Bible said. God took him up in the rapture.

65-0221E  WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC

Eight hundred years later, eight hundred years later, on Mount Transfiguration, here stood those two man. Moses' body had been rotten for hundreds of years, but here he was in such a form till even Peter, James, and John recognized him.

Which quote is correct?  I have no idea, and nor do any Message preachers unless they can come up with Scriptural evidence.

You cannot make an informed choice unless you have information.

Information consumes time as its fuel. So it takes time to track down the truth. There is no easy path. You have to know the Bible and the Message.

If you read the Bible and ignore the Message you will be blind to much that is in Scripture.

If you read the Message and do not take it back to the Bible, you will be lame. Thus you won’t get far.

We must be restored back to the New Testament beliefs, so our only guaranteed information comes from the Bible.

If you cannot answer from the Scripture, then the trumpet that you are blowing has an uncertain sound.

Another example :

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

Look where the voices was, the Thunders. Not in Heaven; on earth! The Thunders never uttered from the heavens. They uttered from the earth.

63-0324E  THE SEVENTH SEAL

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.

One quote says the seven thunders uttered from earth not from the heavens. The other quote says the thunders in heaven unfold the mystery.

Once again your guess is as good as mine. We simply do not know how to answer this. If you choose one quote, you are rejecting what he said in the other quote. So you are not saying all that he said.

He also said

63-0324E  THE SEVENTH SEAL

One of the mystery of that [ seventh ] 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 were never written so they are a total mystery.

Whatever you say the seven thunders are, you are wrong. No one knows anything about it.

Brother Branham explained the function of the seven thunders in terms of what they will achieve. But he never told us what they actually are.

He never told us what they uttered.

He never said that, “the seven thunders have uttered”.

So if you want to just say what he said, you’ll stay away from these last three topics.

 

It can be a difficult exercise to correctly establish dates in the Bible.

63-0324M  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS ON THE SEALS

Now we know that Jesus was slain about AD 30. Is that right? About... It was about the middle of the year, I guess, AD 30.

61-0806  THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL

Now, now, Jesus, Messiah, rode into the city of Jerusalem, triumph, on the back of a white mule on Palm Sunday, April the 2nd, A.D. 30.

61-0806  THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL

…. He dealt with the Jews from the time He give Abraham the promise until the rejecting of the Messiah in A.D. 33,

The Jews rejected Jesus at Calvary.

62-0714  THE UNCERTAIN SOUND

But the original church begin in Jerusalem, A.D. 33, on the day of Pentecost.

The day of Pentecost was 50 days after Calvary. So Calvary and Pentecost were in the same year.

So one quote says AD 30 and another says AD 33. If you know how to, you can prove from Scripture that AD 33 is correct. But if you do not know how to prove that, then you are forced to guess which date you think is right. Then once again you are rejecting the other statement that he made, without proving that it is wrong. That is not very clever.

Even if you correctly quote AD 33, but cannot prove that date from Scripture, then you are not really understanding what you are talking about. If you say 33 AD is correct, you are of no help to someone else unless you can prove it from Scripture.

Otherwise, when you convince someone, you are just making another parrot in your own image.

Remember, many people can quote Einstein’s famous equation  E = m c 2, but not that many can explain what it means or how it works. We need to have a background for the facts that we state.

 

Another puzzling doctrine:

We all have a spirit and a soul inside our body. So your body is on the outside, covering your spirit and soul. But what is the correct order within us?

Does the soul get bundled up inside the spirit, or does the spirit get bundled up inside the soul?

So is the correct order  “body, soul, and spirit”   or   “body, spirit, and soul”?

59-0628E  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS

What difference is it between body, soul, and spirit?

61-0108  REVELATION  CHAPTER  FOUR  3

All right, see: body, soul, spirit.

He states this order many times. This claims that the spirit is the innermost part of man. This is the order that mostly all the churches quote. Thus churches speak of living a “soulish” life, which is an unscriptural word.

65-1126  WORKS  IS  FAITH EXPRESSED

And you are: body, spirit, and soul.

Then in this one quote he changed the order to body, spirit, and soul.  This claims that the soul is the innermost part of man.

Although he only mentions this order once,  this quote can be proven correct from Scripture.

If you just repeat his quotes like a parrot, with no understanding or proof from the Bible, then you are most likely to believe the order as  “body, soul, and spirit” because he says this often.

You would however then be wrong.

The Scripture reference is

I THESSALONIANS 5:23   And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is not the order that it is, otherwise Paul would start with the body which is on the outside.

This is the order in which it works. The Spirit convicts you and waters the seed of God’s Word in your soul and as this seed Word germinates, it brings your body under subjection. Each seed produces its own body.

Nowhere does God call us to be parrots. He wants us to know what we are talking about.

 

Consider what brother Branham says on the length of the Dark Ages.

53-0831  GOD  TALKED  TO  MOSES

God, after the dark ages, and the great fifteen hundred years of pagan persecution to the Church, there was a man named Martin Luther; he saw that the just shall live by faith.

54-0404E  GOD  HAS  A  PROVIDED  WAY

Then went out into the fifteen hundred years of dark ages. Then come the reformation.

62-0624  SUPER  SIGN

And then the locust and palmerworms begin to eat on her, until it sucked the life out of her, and it went through about a thousand years of dark ages.

Were the dark ages a thousand years or fifteen hundred years long?  We need some understanding.

Thyatira, the fourth church age, was the dark age from about 606 to 1520 AD approximately. Roughly 900 years.  So the thousand years would be close to the proper length.

 

A major problem is connecting up quotes to produce  a revelation that brother Branham did not actually say.

Statements  from different messages are spliced together to make a story line. This is then regarded as a revelation.

RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE  26-7-64

    Here the other day in Arizona, splicing tapes, to try to make me say things that I didn't say.

Truth is not established by joining quotes together.

Take this example of a statement that brother Branham did not make.

Message preachers claim that “the Cloud of 1963 is the Angel of Revelation 10 coming down”.

This idea is mainly based on the following quote :

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

And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head.

Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.

 

Message believers thus claim that brother Branham must be on earth when the Angel comes down.

But let us look at this quote more carefully.


  1. The Cloud photo was on 28 February 1963. He preached in Houston on 4 March, and then he went hunting near Flagstaff, almost a week after the Cloud was photographed.
  2. He was thus not present when the Cloud flew over Flagstaff.
  3. He knew nothing about the Cloud until Pearry Greene showed him the cover of Life magazine about two months later.
  4. He says that the Angel only comes down after the Seals are broken and the mystery is revealed.
  5. He only finished revealing the Seals 24 days after the Cloud on 24 March and he only finished revealing all the mysteries in December 1965.
  6. Thus the Angel could not come down before the Seals were broke.
  7. Thus the Cloud, which flew over at a height of 42 kilometers before the Seals broke, could not be the Angel.
  8. The Cloud never came down to earth, it flew across the sky at a height of 42 kilometers.
  9. The Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 never flew horizontally across the sky
  10. “this coming” is vague. What coming is he talking about? This paragraph refers to the coming of the Angel but the previous paragraph refers to the coming of the mysteries.

We need more clarity so we must consider other quotes from the Seven Seals messages.

An informed decision needs more information.

Further problems :

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:

: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,

Cloud face

The Angel wore a cloud as clothes on His body. The 1963 Cloud only has a head with no body.

No rainbow is obviously visible upon the head of the Cloud.

The face in the Cloud is dark, not shining like the sun.

The Cloud does not have two feet, nor are two pillars of fire present.

The Cloud has no hand and no Book. The Angel had an open Book because the mysteries had been revealed before He came down.

The Cloud was hundreds of miles away from the sea, and moving away from the sea.

The Cloud swept past at an altitude of 42 kilometers, so it never touched land or sea.

 

There are obviously problems as the Cloud does not match the first two verses of Revelation Chapter 10 very well.

So let us look at other quotes in the Seven Seals messages to gain more clarity.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

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

Now, we saw the same thing, which was Christ. And we know Christ is always the Messenger to the Church. All right. He's called a Pillar of Fire, the Angel of the covenant and so forth.

And he had in his hand a little book opened:... (Now, the Seals had done been broke here. We're breaking them now; but this, the thing's opened.)... and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left... on the earth,

Brother Branham in the Seven Seals messages was revealing the opening of the Book. But the  Angel only came down when the Book was open.

So the Angel can only come down after the revelation of the opening of the Seals.

But the Cloud was photographed before the revelation of the opening of the Seals.

Thus the Cloud cannot be the Angel coming down.

In addition, no-one ever saw the Cloud below a height of about 42 kilometers. Thus the Cloud never came down to earth.

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

And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.

This is 17 days after the Cloud was photographed and he is still waiting for the Angel to appear.

The Angel can only come down when the mysteries are finished.

Remember, the  Angel did not come down in order to reveal the mysteries.

63-0318  THE.FIRST.SEAL

What about the hour has come that when His Bride must be taken away? What, that the hour has come that time shall be no more? The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea with a rainbow over Him, with feet, and say, "Time's run out."

18 days after the Cloud and the Angel has not come down yet.

63-0323  THE.SIXTH.SEAL

I can almost see that Angel standing there and saying at the last of that seventh angel's message, "Time shall be no more." That little loyal Bride will fly away into the arms of Jesus one of these days when He takes her to Father's house.

The Angel is still future tense, 23 days after the Cloud.  Brother Branham’s last message was completed in December 1965. The Angel can only come down after that.

63-0320  THE  THIRD  SEAL

the seventh angel, when he sounds, all the mysteries of God should be finished up by his sounding. Then after it's revealed, the Angel come down from heaven, which was Christ (Now remember, this angel and is on earth, a messenger). Down comes Christ (You see Him in the 10th chapter of Revelations.), puts one foot upon the land and the other one on the sea, rainbow over His head,

 

After the mysteries are revealed, then only does the Angel appear. But the Cloud came before the Seals were revealed.

63-0320  THE.THIRD.SEAL

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

The seven thunders utter at the time of the Angel. The mysteries have to be revealed before that.

63-0321  THE.FOURTH.SEAL

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.

 

The Angel comes down after the seven seals are completed.  The Cloud was seen  24 days before the seals were completed. Thus the Cloud that came before the Seven Seals cannot be the Angel. The seven thunders utter at the time of the Angel coming down.

63-0324E  THE.SEVENTH.SEAL

Time runs out; the Bible said so.

Revelations the 10th chapter and 1 to the 7th verse. Time runs out. The angel said, "Time will be no more," when that--in the days of this great thing to happen

 

Preaching on the seventh seal brother Branham speaks of the Angel coming down as a great thing that is still to happen sometime in the future.

 

Now a further complication arises. The mighty Angel of Revelation 10 has a ministry towards the Bride and towards the two prophets, Moses and Elijah, who go to the Jews.

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

This seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelations 10. If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelations 10 just a moment, so you'll get a understanding before we get into it. Now, this is at the end time, for listen.

... I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow... upon his head,...

If you notice that's Christ (See?), 'cause He in the Old Testament was called the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the Jews now, for the Church is finished. See? All right.

... and his face... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

So the Angel is also involved with the Jews after the rapture.

You remember that Angel in Revelations 1? Same thing. Angel is a messenger, and He's a Messenger to Israel. See? The Church has been raptured. See? Now, or fixing to be raptured. He comes for His Church.

The Angel also has a ministry towards the Bride that is waiting to be raptured.

The Angel of Revelation 10 happens at the changeover time from the Gentiles to the Jews. The Gentile church is fixing to be raptured. The rapture happens in a moment when the Bride has sufficient supernatural power to walk up into the air.

Then with the church gone the Angel also deals with the two prophets who guide the Jews as the Tribulation starts.

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

:4     And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

The seven thunders utter at the time of this Angel. The seven thunders give the bride rapturing faith, and the seven thunders give the two Jewish prophets supernatural power.

In both cases the seven thunders are associated with tremendous supernatural power.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

Now, we had him coming last night with his great sword to kill. We find out that he gets killed with the Sword too, the sword of the Word. God's Word, sharp, two-edged sword slays him, puts him right down. 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.

Moses and Elijah come with the power of the spoken Word. They will close the heavens for three and a half years of no rain.

They will smite the earth with plagues as often as they want to.
REVELATION 11:3   And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  (three and a half years)

 

REVELATION 11:6   These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

 

64-0719M  THE  FEAST  OF  THE  TRUMPETS

Notice, they'll know their Messiah when they see Him. He is coming in power, this time, the One they looked for. He is coming in power, for the Gentile Bride, and the Jews are going to recognize Him.

When He comes for His Bride, it is also time to turn to the Jews.

 

Now let us consider what brother Branham meant when he said “the seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming”. Let us consider the context given by three paragraphs.

Consider three paragraphs from the Breach. Paragraphs 39, 40, and 47.

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


  1. And now, we know that this Book of Redemption will not be thoroughly understood: it's probed at through six church ages, but at the end, when the seventh angel begins to sound his mystery, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed at, and the mysteries comes down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God. Then the Godhead and everything else is settled. All the mysteries: serpent's seed and whatevermore is to be revealed.
  2. Now, you see, I'm just not making that up. That's what... It's THUS SAITH THE LORD. I'll read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the seventh angel's message, the mystery of God should be finished that's been declared by His holy prophets. That's the prophets who has wrote the Word. At the sounding of the seventh church age, the last church age, all the loose ends that through these church ages have been probed at, will be wound up together. And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head.

Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming.

 

Which coming?   The coming down of the mysteries or the coming down of the Angel?

“This coming” only refers to a single coming.

The first paragraph says that the mysteries come down in the days of the seventh angel.

Then the second paragraph says that after the mysteries are revealed, the Angel comes down.

Let us read on a bit more to get the answer.


  1. And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.

The Angel had not come yet. And this is after the Cloud.

The Angel of Chapter 10 had still not appeared as he can only appear when brother Branham has finished explaining the mysteries.  The mysteries were finished only in December 1965 when brother Branham died. So the Angel could not have appeared before then.

63-0412M  THE  WORLD  IS  FALLING  APART

Remember, "The sounding of the seventh angel, the mysteries of God was finished." "And there come an Angel from Heaven, and swore with His hands raised from Heaven," Revelation 10:1 to 7, "that time would be no more." Exactly right, the hour.

The Angel comes only when the mysteries are finished.

64-0112  SHALOM_  SIERRA.VISTA.AZ  V-13 N-5  

But did you notice before the Seven Seals was revealed, before the great mysterious Light showed forth in the heavens up here at above Tucson, Flagstaff, … And He sent me back, said that the time was at hand for these Seven Seals which held the seven mysteries of the entire Bible, was sealed in with these Seven Seals. And how these angels down along the road, messengers of the Church Ages, opened to a certain part of that. But in the seventh hour, the seventh messenger, that all these mysteries should be finished. See?

The seventh earthly messenger, see, this angel that He speaks of then was on earth. An angel means "messenger." And then, after that, he saw another Angel coming down, not the earthly angel that had been given the Message here, but the (another) mighty Angel came from Heaven with a rainbow over Him, and set His foot on the land and sea, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, "Time shall be no more." See?

But before He broke forth on those Seven Seals to reveal them, that He showed miraculous, He showed it first in the heavens.

65    That day they took pictures all across southern United States and Mexico. There it hangs now in the Life Magazine, still a mystery to them. But He declares it in the heavens before He does it on earth. He always does that. He shows His signs in the heavens first.

The Cloud was a sign in the heavens before the mysteries of the Seven Seals were revealed.

The big problem with Message believers is that they mistake the sign for the reality.

The Cloud was a sign. The Cloud was not the actual Angel coming down.

 

After the mysteries should be finished, John saw another Angel coming down.

 

64-0112  SHALOM_  SIERRA.VISTA.AZ  V-13 N-5  

The moon reflects itself [correction:  the moon reflects the sun ], and science again picks up the picture of the Church Ages, just as they picked up that Light yonder and put it in Life Magazine, of the opening of the Seals, of the revealing in the age of the seventh angel. In the days of his ministry, the seventh messenger, the mysteries of God, which all the mysteries has been along the ages, should be revealed, made manifest, it should be at that time. In the days of his ministry, the seventh messenger, the mysteries of God, which all the mysteries has been along the ages, should be revealed, made manifest, it should be at that time. And He did it! His words don't fail. Isn't that a mysterious thing? God drawing in the heavens the same thing

 

The Cloud (seen high up as a Light after sunset) reflected the sunlight  to be a sign in the heavens that the seventh angel  was going to reveal the Light of the mysteries of God’s Word to a world that was below in darkness.

Thus the Cloud was a sign in the heavens.

It was not the Coming of the Lord nor the coming of the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10.

Do not muddle up a sign with an actual event.

64-0112  SHALOM_  SIERRA.VISTA.AZ  V-13 N-5

Just exactly like He showed us the Seven Church Ages, what would come. Just exactly what He showed us what would come when He set that Light up there, in revelation to it, to show the world. When He sent the seven Angels to reveal the seven messengers that had been down through there, and show the loose ends, each Angel coming each day and revealing the loose ends that Luther left, and Wesley left, and Pentecost left, is all represented in there. And in the very type and shadow of the great Shalom, Jehovah, Jvhu.[ correction : Jhvh ]  See? Exactly. Throwed It in the skies, and there is the mechanical eye taking a picture of It. See? Thank the Lord!

The Cloud was made up of the seven angels that would later reveal the history of the seven church ages  that are hidden in the seals. First, the seven angels were revealed as a Cloud in the skies supernaturally. They flew visibly over Flagstaff about a week or so before they came invisibly to brother Branham, and told him to go back home and preach on the seven seals. Then the angels departed invisibly without forming a cloud. Brother Branham returned to Jeffersonville.

Then each night an angel came to teach him the mysteries of the next seal that he was to preach on.

 

65-0718M  TRYING  TO  DO  GOD  A  SERVICE  WITHOUT  BEING  THE  WILL  OF  GOD

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." "That day," in Luke, "the Son of man will reveal Himself again; being revealed, Hisself." And the world will look like Sodom and Gomorrah. Oh, my!

MATTHEW 24:30   And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:

The cloud of 1963 was a sign in the heavens to vindicate brother Branham’s revelation of the mysteries.

The Angel will only come down after the mysteries are finished.

64-0112  SHALOM_  SIERRA.VISTA.AZ  V-13 N-5

But in the seventh hour, the seventh messenger, that all these mysteries should be finished. See? The seventh earthly messenger, see, this angel that He speaks of then was on earth. An angel means "messenger." And then, after that, he saw another Angel coming down, not the earthly angel that had been given the Message here, but the (another) mighty Angel came from Heaven with a rainbow over Him, and set His foot on the land and sea, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, "Time shall be no more." See? But before He broke forth on those Seven Seals to reveal them, that He showed miraculous, He showed it first in the heavens.

65    That day they took pictures all across southern United States and Mexico. There it hangs now in the Life Magazine, still a mystery to them. But He declares it in the heavens before He does it on earth. He always does that. He shows His signs in the heavens first.

 

The cloud of 1963 was a sign in the heavens of the Son of Man. It was NOT the Coming of the Son of Man.

65-0725M  THE  ANOINTED  ONES  AT  THE  END  TIME

260    "In the very day that the Son of man is revealed." Revelations 10:1 to 7, read it when you get home, "the seventh angel's Message, opening up the Seals." What is it? Not the angel is the Son of man; but the messenger is revealing the Son of man. Can you get it separated now? That's where it seems to be so hard for you, you see. Not the Son of man, Himself; but the seventh angel, the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, because It's left the shuck. He can't organize It. It's the Grain, Itself, again.

 

William Branham was not Christ. He is not the Son of Man. A prophet is a son of man. He was revealing Christ as He walks through the pages of the Bible.

 

JOHN 1:19   And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

:20   And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

John confessed to being an anointed one or a Christ (christos in the Greek) but said he was not the anointed one because Jesus is the Christ.

So William Branham can be an anointed one but not the anointed one.

Brother Branham was a son of man who was revealing the power and insight of the Son of Man, Jesus.

 

59-1115  MY.NEW.MINISTRY

And when I said, "prophets," Something struck me again. "What was the prophets?"

Then I begin to think of it, about what He did with the prophets. After I was speaking there for awhile, inside myself, just thinking, till I become so conscious of Something near, till I was talking to Someone.

And Something said to me, "That's in the atonement, for if a man or a woman is so consecrated and surrendered to God, that God just moves in and uses their voice, and it isn't the man speaking, it's God that's in him speaking..."

 

62-0630B  IT  WASN'T  SO  FROM  THE  BEGINNING

Mine, I was born to see visions. Now, on the platform, here comes--someone comes up before me. Now, it takes their faith to do it. It's their own faith. …

And then, maybe hours before I come to the meeting I--I'm in prayer and to myself. And then I see that Light come near me,

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

Living in this great day that we're living in, near the coming of the Son of man, and the lights a flashing everywhere, of His Coming.

Four months after the Cloud and he is talking about the future coming of the Son of man. So the Cloud could not be the coming of Christ or the coming of the Son of man.

The Holy Spirit stood invisibly next to, or near, brother Branham when he demonstrated the power of discernment  on the platform.

65-0725M  THE  ANOINTED  ONES  AT  THE  END  TIME_  JEFFERSONVILLE.IN  V-5 N-3  

… You might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself, being that I was packing this Message. I have no more to do with It than nothing, no more than just a voice. And, my voice, even against my better judgment; I wanted to be a trapper. But it's the will of my Father that I declare to do, and determined to do.

I wasn't the One that appeared down on the river; I was only standing there when He appeared. I'm not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect they are; I'm only one that's near when He does it. I was only a voice that He used, to say It. It wasn't what I knew; it's what I just surrendered myself to, that He spoke through. It isn't me, it wasn't the seventh angel, oh, no; it was the manifestation of the Son of man. It wasn't the angel, his message; it was the mystery that God unfolded. It's not a man; it's God. The angel was not the Son of man; he was the messenger from the Son of man. The Son of man is Christ; He is the One that you're feeding on. You're not feeding on a man; a man, his words will fail. But you're feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man.

 

Christ, the Son of man, speaking through the voice and visible presence of William Branham who was only a son of man. We needed the visible prophet to manifest or reveal the invisible power of God.

But that does not make the man to be God. The man William Branham was just a messenger that God was using.

His ministry was not to replace Christ. That would be very wrong. His ministry was to reveal the mysteries in the Bible and demonstrate the power of God so that we could turn back to the original New Testament church.

64-0119  SHALOM_  PHOENIX.AZ  V-22 N-1 

244    The great Composer knows exactly what's in it. He knows. He knowed you, from the beginning. He put your name on the Lamb's Book of Life, before the foundation of the world. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] He knows what you're supposed to do. No matter how low it goes, and how dark it looks, it's got to be that way.

245    But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." 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 Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 has to raise the dead in the resurrection. This is the purpose of Revelation Chapter 10.

Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after the first resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

The living bride is unlikely to be on earth for much more than 40 days after the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

 

CHURCH AGES   LAODICEA

…and the Saviour set aside for a works program, or church joining, or some type of conformity to a church system? What more can be done against Him? This is the apostasy!

People feel that they  must believe only the way the pastor interprets certain quotes, in order to belong to a church.

But it is a wrong zeal. It is for the house of their own building. It is for their own creeds, dogmas, organizations, their own righteousness. They have put the Word out for their own ideas. They deposed the Holy Ghost and made men into leaders. They have put aside Eternal Life as a Person, and make it good works, or even church conformity rather than good works.

You cannot belong to a Message church or a denominational church unless you conform strictly to what they believe.

Now in every case you will notice that a false prophet is one who is outside the Word. Just as we showed you that 'antichrist' means 'anti-Word' so these false prophets come perverting the Word, giving it a meaning that fits their own devilish ends. Have you ever noticed how the people who lead others astray bind them closely to themselves by fear? They say that if the people don't do what they say, or if they leave, then destruction will follow.

False preachers make you scared of disagreeing with them. False preachers bind you to themselves by saying that you are lost if you do not believe them.

 

They are false prophets, for a true prophet will always lead one to the Word and bind the people to Jesus Christ and he won't tell the people to fear him or what he says, but to fear what the Word says.

 

Brother Branham tells us not to fear his quotes but to fear the Word.

Thus, before believing a quote, we must take the quote back to the Bible and prove that point from Scripture. Then we believe it, not because brother Branham says so, but because the Bible says so.

 

 

In Matthew 17:10    "And His disciples asked Him saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?" And Jesus said, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things."

We have to be restored back to the early church.

If they did not know all these things, then we cannot know them either.

When the first church age saints are resurrected up by the Angel of Revelation 10, then the seven thunders utter to reveal the new name of Jesus and prepare us for the Coming of the Lord, and we will hear it together with the resurrected saints.

We are not supposed to believe differently to them. We must be restored back to what they believed.

The mealie (corn) seed that is harvested at the end looks exactly the same as the mealie (corn) seed  that was planted at the beginning.

 

CHURCH AGES BOOK    EPHESUS

Oh, yes! In Revelation 12, that old whore had many daughters. These daughters are just like mother. They set the Word aside, deny the work of the Spirit of God, subjugate the laity, and make it impossible for the laity to worship God unless they come through them or through their pattern, which is nothing but a blueprint of unbelief from Satan himself.

Human leadership and control will take us into the Tribulation.

We only say what the messenger said when we prove our beliefs from the Bible.