In the last edition, Bro. Allen spent time looking at the call of the 144,000, the preaching of their message, and the time leading up the Battle of Armageddon. In this message, he steps back to look at the opening of the seven seals the events occurring at the return of Christ.
The Mystery of God
I want to go into something a little different than what I was on this last message. Let me go to Revelation 10:1. “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: (That is not an ordinary cloud. That is God’s presence as He was with Israel, which was a cloud by day. He appeared by fire at night. It is in the daytime that He appears unto those Jewish people there in Jerusalem. Then across the heavens, which God is not going to come back just any time, He is going to come back to be seen of His people. 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.” You go back to the 1st chapter, you will see that picture there. “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, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried (He cries first, and when he had cried…) seven thunders uttered their voices.” These are men. It was a revelation to Bro. Jackson that they were men., but it never was a revelation unto Bro. Branham. He never peached this. He did from the 7th verse, and I want to get down to that. “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.” Why did he seal them up? It was not for that time. They were for the future. “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, (Which is God the Creator.) who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Time has run out for the Bride. That is what he is speaking about here. But the book stays open all the way through until the end of that chapter, the book is open. But then we go to the 7th verse, which has nothing to do with the other verses. I hope you understand that by the time I get through. It has nothing to do with the verses before or the verses after. Because as we read that, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, (In the days of the voice of the seventh angel. The voice has never subsided. Because that angel voice is still carrying on. It carried after Bro. Branham, which this would be speaking of his ministry, right on the last, then especially from 1963 on. But if you go into 1964 and 1965, you have not much revelation there after this. Because he said after he preached the seals, he said I must decrease. When he said that, he said there would be another one that would raise up. He expressed it as greater than him. What he was talking about, the message was going to be greater than what he had understood, or what God had given him. This is not just a book of understanding by reading, it is a book of inspiration by understanding. That is what we have got to look at. But in the days of the voice, the voice. Remember that is what is important, in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, which is the angel messenger. But the voice continues on.) when he shall begin to sound, (That is the beginning of when he is sounding, this is speaking of the seven seals. There was nothing ever like it before. The 9th chapter of Daniel was part of God’s great mystery. The seven church ages was something he did not understand before. But this was when he preached the seven seals, or six seals, he did not understand the seventh one. But when he preached those seals, this was the beginning of the voice it is speaking of here. Because it said, when he shall begin to sound….) the mystery of God (The mystery is even in the fifth seal, as you see the Jews there. They were not recognized until the time of the fourth seal, which would have wound up, the fourth seal is really what started the revelation, from chapter 4, then you have the revelation of what is to begin. As I said before, the seals had something to do with the endtime. From that time on, God was using the revelation to people that would dedicate themselves into learning. Before that time in the seventh church age, you see the mess the church is in, which was not at the beginning of 1906. This was not the beginning of what you see in the last part when the seventh church is opened, then you are looking at what the church began to be in the late 1950’s, into the 60’s on down until today, that they are completely naked of truth. They have no desire for truth. You could not preach to them. You can watch them sing, you can see the Gaither band, whatever you want to call them, you can see all of that and those people crying, tears running out of their eyes and all. But if you go in there and preach the gospel, everyone would get up and leave, unless there is a predestinated seed in there. They would not want to hear whenever you mention baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, that would be enough. Then whenever you get to the rapture and different things as the scripture says, then you would have them leave completely. When he shall begin to sound the mystery of God….) should be finished, (The mystery of God, which is the Jews and the Gentiles having the same right, as to be able to be a part of the kingdom of God. Should be finished….) as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Which goes back to the Old Testament, to find the promise of Israel, as you find it in Ezekiel, as you find it in Hosea, going from the 5th chapter into the 6th chapter and on. You find many failures in Israel, even from the 6th chapter on, but then you find promises too, that He is going to restore Israel, as He had promised He would. So here we have, but in the days of the voice, here we have a voice.
Opening of the Seals
Let us go back to the 6th chapter now. “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, (No voice, and I heard…) as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” When Bro. Jackson brought this out, he brought it out to remember the thunder, because this is really what happened in Sabino Canyon when the revelation of the six seals happened. Then it come from that time forward. Because this is when the Lamb had opened one of the seals, and I heard the noise of thunder, not another one of these mentions that part of it. “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” That is in the first age of the Christian church. Because this is where it all started to bloom, was among Gentiles. The Jews carried it so far. But after you get past 100, then it is a Gentile thing. Because the message of Paul is building up for that first church there as you see it in Revelation chapter 2. The first messenger, which is Paul, you see it in Ephesians. Ephesians is a book to give you understanding of how to live for God and to present yourself. Then I want to go down to the 7th verse, after I have told you about the thunder, I want to go down to the 7th verse. “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice (Why would I say that? Why would I come from Revelation 10:7, to that, I heard the voice. Because this is the beginning of the last church age. Why do I say that? Here is where the pale horse, the gray horse, which is mixed with that of the first age, as we read here in the first part of this, when the Lamb opened the seal, then you have the one coming out with a bow in his hand, but no arrows. Because God was not going to let that increase until the first age is over, to where God is really speaking through the disciples and those that followed. You hardly have any other time in scripture where they outlasted three to four generations, it just do not happen. By that time it has all gone into insanity. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard a voice the voice…) of the fourth beast.” The fourth beast would go back to the 4th chapter. Let us go there, where he is introducing this. 8th verse, “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” I need to go further. Here is the Bride, this is not Revelation 15. Here is the Bride because there is a difference here in the speaking. Verse 6, “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” Now I will go back to the 15th chapter, my thought came back to me, I will keep you all mixed up. 2nd verse. “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: (See the difference? Mingled with fire, which is persecution.) and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, (the last half of the week) and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses (which are Jews) the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, (which is Gentiles) saying, Great and marvellous are they works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” Now back to the 4th chapter, I will keep you all mixed up. “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: (See? The Bride does not go through that tribulation. This is the difference. The others go through the tribulation. That is where it is mingled with fire, persecution, killing. Here we have like unto crystal….) and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” So it never stops. We go back to the 6th chapter now. 7th verse, “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.” See? Each beast has a messenger over them. As I said, the voice is what is important in that, in that first verse which says come and see.
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: (Which would be part black and part white, to make it a gray horse. I saw this the other day in animals. I saw this. Whenever I looked close, I saw on this horse the black and white, and it looked gray.) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them (See? He is bringing it down from plural to singular. I looked and behold a pale horse and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them…) over the fourth part of the earth, (Which would be the Middle East. We will find that out in a minute.) to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” Here I want to explain something. Why do I do that? Because the voice here, even Bro. Jackson went over it, the voice here is something that carries on just like an echo. It is a echo of the first, when the first beast starts, the message will never die. The truth will never die from the onset, from it’s beginning, because what it does, it picks up speed, momentum is what it picks up, as it leaves that fourth age there, the beginning of it, until the time, as Bro. Jackson said something about this first part of this, the thunder. He said there is only one thunder there, which would be the prophet messenger, as it is opened to him. There is one thunder. But he said, what do you think will happen when seven thunders utter their voices. We are in for something. We are. There is a time coming when all the darkness, all the cobwebs are going to flee. I walked into some the other day and you just about loose your sight when you do, because you are fighting it, thinking there is a spider in it. I am not fond of spiders. I looked and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth. Over the Middle East and Europe. Not over the whole world. The mark of the beast is not going to be over the whole world. Do you think the mark of the beast is going to be on the eastern countries? Absolutely not. It is a western thing, in Europe and the Middle East. Power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and to kill with death. Why would he say to kill with death? There are things in a decayed body that are as deadly as can be. That may not sound good, but it is. Because it says they are going to kill with death. With the sword and so on, and then with death. With hunger and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Now we have this pale horse, as I said awhile ago, it is a mixture of the different colors, black and white, that brings out the pale part, or the gray part, which it really is. Because the first age mixes with the last age, which is the seventh church of Asia Minor. You see that church, you see nothing but darkness. Let us look at that. Revelation 13:4. “And unto the angel (which would be William Branham) of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” What does he mean there, the beginning of the creation of God? That is the new creation, the church, that is what Christ is the head of. He is the head of the new age, the church age. “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.” Who is talking here? It is Jesus talking. He is talking to His body, but He is not seeing much here, He is not really seeing anything. By the time you get into the middle 1950’s, it begins to build up, build up, and build up to where the denomination world does not have any revelation whatsoever. Bro. Branham said, stick with the word. He did. He even told Bro. Jackson that in August 1965. He said, something is getting ready to happen, I do not know what it is, but when it happens, stick with the word. He knew that something was getting ready to happen, because he had already said, I must decrease. Why would he be warning a servant of God, when something happens, stick with the word. Not many people took heed to that. They began to call them blackbirds, a little bit of everything. They did not stick with what Bro. Branham said, because they did not know that there was an underlying message that they were missing. Because the message was in the voice. The voice there is not the voice of man. The voice there is the voice of God, that is why I say it continues on. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot, I would thou were cold or not. As I say that, some of the older people know all about that, but there are some young ones I am concerned about, in other people that have come in that have never heard this. What about young people? What about children that are sitting there, looking at their Bibles? God is going to amaze us one day what He will do in these young peoples lives. I say these things to build you up, to get you to walk, to serve God more than anything else. Because that is more important than anything else. I do not say school is not important, but use it and go on with it, and do not let these bunch of knot-heads put knots in your head. You have been taught. We are not up here to argue with you. We are not up here to put burdens on you that you cannot bear. It is different, it is supposed to be different, because it is a voice. I know down there they have the Voice of God Recordings, but they think Bro. Branham is God. He was a prophet of God, an Old Testament type prophet. “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot: I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Now this is hard. But the denominational world is gone. It is. I could notpoint you to any denomination. Well, what if I lived way out yonder? The thing about it is, you can pick up truth any where you are at. I do not want to be spued out of His mouth just because I want to agree with somebody. “Because thou sayest, I am rich, (Isn’t that the truth?) and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, (They would not want me to get out here and say, you miserable creature, would they? But that is what they are, they are miserable. There are not any half-good Christians. There is not anybody half right. It takes the whole thing. How in the world is Ephesians 4 ever going to gel together, every joint supplies, if there is any lack? They do not even know that they are miserable….) blind, and naked: I counsel thee.” He is talking to them. He has through the years. He has talked to these big preachers. I had a book, God’s Generals. There is only one that came out of that that I would want to follow. The ministry that Bro. Branham had, the same voice is carrying through to the ministry of today. That was the voice of God, speaking through man. The same voice has come down to this time in our lives. That is why people want to come here from the Philippines, from Norway, from England, Canada, and from other places across the states. That is why people want to listen in many other countries, to what is being said here and throughout this land. He said here, as many as I love. Oh, God wants to save the whole world. That is not what it is saying here. It is not what it says in John 17. He is bringing them out of the world, that is what He says. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: (See? He is outside, not even in those denominational churches. So they have closed the door, they have kept Him out. Why? Because He would mess up their programs. You cannot even get out on the highway here on Sunday morning, but you can get out easy on Sunday night, because there is no church service there. A little dab will do you, like Brylcream. That is what people used to put on their hair. It made everybody’s hair red, because it was a red oil. I am not talking against red headed people. Behold, I stand at the door and knock….) if any man hear my voice, (Voice again. What do you think he means by putting that in there? His voice is His word. His word comes through a five fold ministry in this time, as is spoken of in Ephesians 4. It has got to come that way whether you like it or like them or not, those that really are preaching the word, somebody is going to like it. Behold, I stand at the door and knock…) if any man hear my voice (Word is what he is saying, if any man hear my word.) and open the door, (The door is not a physical door, the door is your heart and mind. If any man or woman, it is not just one gender. In the 5th chapter of Ephesians, then it would have left the woman out, but it did not leave her out. You sisters are not left out. You are not to preach. Then it says…) I will come in to him, (The Holy Ghost. Let us look at it right. If any man hear my voice, I will come in to him in the Holy Ghost,) and will sup with him.” What are you doing at church? That spirit that is within you reaches out to that spirit that is in God’s great hand, that we may fellowship with Him. Because our confidence is in God, in the Holy Ghost, which is God in spirit. God is the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is God. But it is a different way, through the Holy Ghost, He comes to live inside you. You have that Holy Ghost in you, or otherwise you do not want to hear it, it is just too hard. I remember walking through the vestibule back there after Bro. Jackson died. There was a certain sister standing back there, it will be different now that Bro. Jackson is gone. I overheard that. I thought, you are wrong, it is the same spirit, it is the same message, it is the same truth. Not just from my lips, which I would not preach any other thing to you, but it is from the lips of the ministry that God has raised up in this hour, in order to make perfection come. It says that in the 4th chapter of Ephesians. Here is the great promise, “To him that overcometh (Overcomes criticism. The knocks and the crisis and everything that comes his way, there is a certain way to look through it and to shed off those things that sometimes the devil would trouble you with. Sometimes there are hard things to shake off whenever things come and plague you, that won’t leave you alone. It may be a family member. It may be this, it may be that. But it can come through different avenues. To him that overcometh….) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, (Who are you? Who are we? What are we looking at? Where are we going? I know heaven is above, but I do not know just where whenever we leave here by death, if we leave here by death, just what plateau we are on, but I know whenever that time comes of the rapture, we are going to be in the third heaven where God is, where Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning. Because that is where He is. How do we know that? Where is He? Where He is is where you will be. We know where He is, He is at the right hand of the throne of God, making intercession for us, that we may be able to make it, in the 8th chapter, as Bro. Charles brought it out last Sunday night. This is a privilege. To him that overcometh, I will grant to sit with me in my throne….) even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” We are going to be sitting together. God is a spirit, but God’s presence is going to be so real, it is going to be more real than a man or woman sitting beside us. Why? Jesus is giving all the glory to the Father, because the Father could notdie. Of course the denominational world will say, Jesus was up there and came down in a virgin birth. That is silly. His life was up there. All it had to do, two thousand years ago, was to be introduced unto a pure womb. Some will say, well I believe in the Holy Ghost, they are two different people. How come Jesus was born then of the Holy Ghost and of God? Two fathers? I do not think so. “He that hath an eat, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
I had mentioned Revelation 13. This will relate to what I talked about in the last message. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Which is Caesar, universal is what it is talking about, which the Caesars called themselves that, which means they were as gods. “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, (See? He does not go the way Daniel brought it out. He goes back another direction. Because we know the beast, as it was introduced, or the head was of gold and so on, then when the beasts were introduced, you see how that they come about, the four beasts, I am talking about the devil’s beasts. Because the first one was a lion. The beast which I saw was like unto a leopard….) and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth was the mouth of a lion: (See? It is introducing these three beasts here, but then look at the identity of the next one, which is not mentioned.) and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” And the dragon gave him, the pope. You see the scandal in the Catholic Church. Five years ago somebody, one of the cardinals in the United States, told about that, told what was going on to the pope. He kept it hid. He is denying it now and trying to cut this man down to where he has no authority, because he told that he knew about what was going on. I am talking about the little children that the priests have molested. Here you have it. And gave him his power and his seat, and great authority. “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; (One of the beast’s heads, which is the little horn that rises up, same thing, but in a different setting. The reason it is a different setting here, it goes from the seven horns here, or seven heads here, the reason it mentions the heads, the seven heads, is because that is where it started, from the Roman Empire. Then when it goes on into the ten horns, then that is Europe. That is the difference in it. Because really the heads reach into other places, but the horns only come from Europe. His feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth was the mouth of a lion, see? It brings him down to the last. The dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death…) and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” All the world wondered after the beast, that is the prophetic world. That is not talking about the eastern countries, like China and them. No, they are preparing for war from the first part of the week, they are ready to go to war, but then they are held back by these four angels. Not to get them mixed up with these beasts here. His deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. Wondered after the beast, but here is one of his heads that is healed. But the head that is healed represents the pope as time goes on, which did not happen until Martin Luther and them that were before that. That is when that happened, on through John Wesley and all. By the time you come to 1808, then the pope, the papacy is declared to be dead. Napoleon Bonaparte, we saw the gate when we were in Germany, we saw the gate where Napoleon Bonaparte went through there in Germany. This has all happened in the last, a little over two hundred years. But you it here. I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, and his deadly would was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? (That European system.) Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things (Which would be the papacy at the endtime, a mouth speaking great things…) and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” That is the last half of the week. “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” See? He has gone too far. His tabernacle which is in heaven. Blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, and even God Himself for forty-two months. He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven. “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, (That is the foolish virgins and Jewish people. Make war with the saints….) and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” That is the European nations, not the United States. “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” That is talking about foolish virgins, whose names were not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. “If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” Now I want to go to Revelation 17 to pick this up. Verse 8, “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, (The spirit of that beast shall ascent out of the bottomless pit.) and go into perdition: (You see him coming up in the 11th chapter, in the 9th chapter also.) and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” See? Even the foolish virgins, the 144,000, the woman of Revelation 12, and the sheep people, their names were there. What God is seeing here, or what He has spoken here, is that their names are already there. They are not going to fail. The foolish virgins, it is already stamped on them, already a seal on them. But they must go through the tribulation to prove their seal. The stamp of God is upon the 144,000. God knows where everyone is, because there are twelve thousand out of each tribe. God knows how to get that twelve thousand there. Because these are the ones who are going to hear the voice of the two prophets. It is already recorded. God is not looking here, here, and here, He already knows. Just as He knows you, He knew who would be here, He knows who His are. We cannot make excuses before Him because the thing about it is, He already knows. We cannot fool Him, He already knows. We can fool ourselves, but we cannot fool Him. “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. (I remember telling God, if I have one gift, let it be wisdom. Whatever you see me to be, that is what I asked for. I was not talking about being smart, I was not that smart, not in school. Because I did not apply myself as I should. My parents never gave me any restrictions on what I should do in school, if I passed, they did not care. Because they did not have any education. My dad had the fifth grade and my mom had the seventh grade, but they had common sense. Here is the mind which hath wisdom….) The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” This is a lack in the religious leaders of today, the television ministers, they no longer believe that because they feel like there are four corners of the earth and there are ten places in the earth, instead of Europe, they have it all placed out. The United States is one, and all around. They have already placed it out to where these ten horns will come from. Because they did not ask for wisdom. They did not ask for the mind that had wisdom. “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” A short space of time, which ended with Constantine, that is what he is talking about here. That is where it was in time as he is speaking to him. “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; (These nations are not kingdoms, but they will receive power as kings in the time of the beast, one hour with him.) but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Why is this spoken as it is? You will see. “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” The European beast, the ten horns. “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” That is when they come back with Him. But then he goes back in time after this, as you see it here. Let me read that again. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them. That is Revelation 19, the Bride of Jesus Christ will come back with Him as warriors on white horses. Can you imagine the scene that happens in the sky here? Here this European beast system, as well as the body of that system, will be looking up to make war with Him. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the lamb shall overcome them, for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings. They that are with Him, are you with Him? And they that are with Him, which we will really be with Him, are called, and chosen, and faithful. See? This is the Bride of Jesus Christ. See what it takes? He is saying here exactly what it takes. They are called first. They must be called. And chosen. Then this last part, you are called and chosen by the Spirit of God. The last part is our part, faithful. “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” See? The whole conglomeration there, of people. He saith unto me, the waters which thou sawest where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Every one that has agreed with it. “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, (See? They are finishing off the great whore it is talking about here in 17.) and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” That is the last of the Catholic system. “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” In the 18th chapter here, it tells you what will happen. Then as we look into other chapters here, chapter 19, whenever this all happens. In the 19th chapter, 11th verse, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.” Because He is coming back to be ruler over the earth. That is not forty-eleven crowns upon His head, but it is a diadem of all these nations there, the great stones that will be represented there. 13th verse, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: (which means war. This is a type.) and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” Isn’t that what it says in the 5th chapter of Ephesians? His army which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Fine linen is the righteousness of saints. “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and written of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Back to the 14th chapter, then I will close. Just one verse, the 8th verse. “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” She is a fornicator to the word of God. She is immoral toward God.
I want to go to Revelation 7:11. Whenever I do, I am going to have to go back and tie this back to the earlier chapters because of what it says here. It does also over in Revelation, which I will get to, Lord willing. “And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.” These elders would be Jewish elders, as it is talking about it here. Then the beasts would be the Gentile church when we look at it, mostly made up of Gentiles. As it is mentioned there about this, we find this, and I want to go back to the 9th verse, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.” This is the great multitude. “And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” Now these are resurrected people whenever this comes about at the end of the church age, at the end of the seventh seal, or the sixth seal. These are the ones that are standing there at that time. Of course, you have the Lamb here as He is introduced here, salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb. “And all the angels stood round about the throne, (This is welcoming that group of the great multitude, because now the thing is already over. Armageddon is already over whenever this comes about. The angels stood round about the throne…) and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.” So you have the elders, the four beasts, which I said the elders would be the Jewish people, those that have made it, because they were resurrected after the time that Christ was resurrected. They are already in heaven. The elders are already in heaven. Then this is showing the rapture and the resurrection of the Bride of Jesus Christ. It is already at the throne when these get there. That had to be raptured people and people that had died through the ages to make up the Bride of Jesus Christ.
Different Categories of Saints
I want to go back to Revelation 4:1-5. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in the heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.” He says that, as it would be a trumpet. A voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet, talking with me. The voice is as the voice of a trumpet. Now we know the trumpet will sound whenever the dead in Christ rise first, as in 1st Corinthians 15. “And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” This is God himself. “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: (See? It is introducing the elders first because John is seeing himself as he will be in resurrected form. He was seeing it as it will be in the rapture, as he is looking at it there in those verses I just read. Round about the throne were four and twenty seats. I wonder why he is mentioning this at this time? Because John is seeing something as it is happening. He sees himself as it would be in the rapture, but at this time he is looking at this in 96 A.D. he only sees the elders at first. This is what he sees first, because you take the beasts, they are not mentioned yet. Round about the throne were four and twenty seats….) and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” What he is seeing then is what was going on in 96 A.D. He sees the elders round about the throne, because God is bringing him into a relationship of how things will be. “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” I will read on here to get the picture. “And before the throne there was a sea of glass (which will be the Bride people) like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” Now he is seeing the Bride there, as he has seen the elders first. Because as he is taken away in the spirit, he is actually seeing himself there, as well as the Bride people, which will be the seven church ages, coming out of that. He sees the sea of glass like unto crystal, and in the midst of the throne and round about the throne were four beasts, full of eyes before and behind. See? He is now introduced unto the Bride people. “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, (These are all the images of how this is going to take place through time. The time is as he sees the lion, which would be in the apostles time. They put them in jail. They got out. Just like a lion, they pranced, because they had a calling of God. They felt the need of God more than they did for their own lives. So they became as lions. Then the second was like unto a calf, which is the sacrificial people that lived from 100 and so on, on up to 316 when Constantine freed the Christian people, that they could not be persecuted any more. Then he sees the face of a man.) and the third beast had a face as a man, (The third one is the face of a man, which he is seeing Martin Luther and all those, John Calvin, Knox on down to Wesley and those, as he is looking through time. Then last of all he sees the face of an eagle, a flying eagle.) and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” See? They are all on the throne then at that time, they are around the throne. But they are not related in relationship to chapter 7. Because this is Bride people, with the Jewish elders. “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, (This is the elders now, whenever they see the beasts there. Because they know it is about finished whenever they see the beasts there, which is the Bride of Jesus Christ, coming through the four stages there that is mentioned.) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” See? What they have done, as I introduced this, before the throne was there, the rainbow and so, which is the presence of God, here they are in the 11th verse, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
The Lamb of God
I want to go on into the 5th chapter. “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” He is looking at the one, the image of the one, the likeness of the one, the rainbow. All of it is light, nothing is darkness in that. He is seeing God sitting on the throne in a form of what God is, light. He sees in His right hand, he is seeing something that has a hand to it. But the hand is holding something. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” No man was able in heaven, or in earth, to do that. “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.” He wet much because he knew there was something in this. John knew that, he knew something was in there that was important. But he looked at man on earth, he looked at man in heaven and no one was worthy. Because the failure of mankind, no one was worthy to open the book and to look thereof. I do not care who they are, I do not care what they put on their name, there is no one ever worthy to open this, as he is sitting here before this image that he is looking at. This image is God that he is looking at. He said, I wept much because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. “And one of the elders saith unto me, (one of the elders, he is looking at elders yet, because at this time he is looking at it, why is he looking at elders? Because at this time he is still in 96 A.D. It is an elder that is telling him this. One of the elders saith unto me….) Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, (the scroll, has prevailed to open the scroll) and to loose the seven seals thereof.” So you see here, we go to the 8th chapter, we go to the 10th chapter, to see the opening of the seal there, really in the 8th chapter. But he is seeing this just before it is opened, he is seeing this, and no man in heaven or earth is able to do this. But then the elder said unto him, because he is there in 96 A.D. That is when he is crying. John is weeping. That is why it is an elder, because the elders have already been resurrected. One of the elders saith unto me, weep not, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed. He has already conquered. He is already there in heaven. He is resurrected and placed in heaven. The root of David hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, (Now he is seeing himself as well as the beast, because this is when it will happen, when the Lamb becomes a Lion. He is still a Lamb, because of redemption, still that Lamb for us. The Lamb of God, behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. He is still the Lamb of God, even at this time. But whenever he is seeing this here, he is seeing also the four beasts, because they are a part of this worship whenever they begin to worship this image here. I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of th four beasts, and in the midst of the elders. See? He is going from the beginning when the elder introduces him to the Lamb, he is expecting to find a Lion, which will be at the end of the age, because of rulership, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He is expecting to see that whenever all at once, something else happens. I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain….) having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” This Lamb is representing the Spirit of God, because He is the Son of God. So that makes Him really, in one sense of the word, a heavenly being, because His existence came from heaven. He did not have an earthly existence. He was not created in the dust of the earth. He was created in a virgin womb that would bear Him throughout the nine months of pregnancy, that she would hold Him until He became the child that God had planned Him being, to be born. Why? Why did not He just make another man? It is because there had to be somebody born to be able to come through the tribulations, through the trials and the tests of manhood. A Lamb that had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God. “And he came and took the book out of the right hand of (God. Remember back in the beginning, in the right hand? I know there may be questions about what I am saying. Especially this part. He came and took the book out of the right hand of ….) him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, (or the scroll) the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, (Even the elders were depending on that Lamb. Because this is what they looked for. The prophets, Isaiah 53rd chapter, Zechariah as he is looking at it there in the 13th and 14th chapters. They are all depending on what is to come, the elders, the prophets of old were looking, because they already knew that animal sacrifice would not take care of their sins. But they practiced that in order, which I will get into later also, in the Millennium, the Lord willing. And when he had taken the book the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb….) having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” See what is going on now? “And they sung a new song, (a new song. Who is singing this song? When he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps. They fell down before the Lamb with harps. They are not just falling before the Lamb just to be doing it, they are falling before the Lamb to give honor to Him, with music. Having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours which are the prayers of the saints. This goes right into the 8th chapter. And they sung a new song….) saying, (This is what the new song was about.) Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” See? The elders are seeing the same that the beasts are seeing, even though they grew up under the Law, yet now they realize what the part of the Law was whenever they put the blood on the doorpost. Whenever they sprinkled the blood of their offerings all over everything, because without the shedding of blood there was no remission. They are seeing themselves now in what they have done in practice, they are seeing the very image of what they were doing this for. The one that has come before them to take the book, to take the scroll out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne, which was God. They sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” This is their desire. This is what they have done. That is what you are doing. Let me put it this way, I said this is what they have done. That is what you are doing. All of you here and anywhere else you are following the truth of God’s word, you are a part of this. You are still living in this human flesh, but one day this flesh will take on new flesh. It will be an eternal body. God will just take this body and change it back to where there will be no cripple, no sickness, nothing else. It will all vanish away. Yet God will not let Satan get the best of Him. See? This was all the doing of God. God has made us and hath made us unto our God kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth. “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: (See? There is just as much importance there with the beasts and the elders as there is with the angels. Because the Bible teaches us we will become as the angels of God. God is a great fixer. What Satan tried to destroy, God has raised up. I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders….) and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” My! Millions as millions, as he is looking at this here. “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
The Bride’s Revival
Let me go over to the 8th chapter. Here He is preparing to open the seal. This is all connected, the 4th chapter, the 5th chapter, and the 8th chapter are all connected. Then the 10th chapter also. This is all one setting as he is looking at it. You see Him being worthy, taking the scroll out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. He is not saying gimme-gimme-gimme-gimme. No, it is not that at all. He receives it. It receives the scroll. Which the scroll is symbolic of what God is going to do, of what we are living in. It was symbolic of that, the scroll was. “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” I have said this before, this is at this time, this is speaking of the seven trumpets. The seven trumpets are so in line with the seventh seal when it is opened, then it shows the relationship. That is why we believe that those two prophets will hear the truth from the Bride of Jesus Christ. Because that is what he is going into here. When he had opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” Then he goes to the Bride again. “And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.”
See? This is so much in relationship to the seven thunders. What is happening here, the saints of God on earth have completely sold out to the Spirit of God and God is so dealing with them to where this is taking place just at the time that the seven thunders are to sound. This all happens right at the time when the seven thunders are ready to sound. I went over that last week, where there was one thunder whenever the first seal was opened. That happened in 1963. That was the thunder that he is speaking of. See what it is in relation to time with us? We are living in borrowed time. God is waiting on us. He has a time table, but He has waited from the time of 1963 down to where we are almost in 2018, waited from that time until this time, in order that we might be made perfect. What happened? There had to be a culling out. God had to get a people that did not have a double mind, that were guessing. It is so close, it is so close you can almost feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck. When you say He is coming soon, that is an understatement, because He is coming quickly for those that are ready to meet Him. The smoke of the incense, this is the prayers of the saints, the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God out of the angel’s hand. He is just there waiting. That angel is just waiting for his time to come to where this will begin to happen. “And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.”
The same thing that happened in Sabino Canyon. When those seven thunders utter their voices, there is going to be a display of the power of God. It is not going to change the world, but it is going to change a bunch of people that God has His hand on in this time we are living in. As these thunders sound, then it says, “And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” The seven trumpets begin to sound approximately the same time. There is a time when the two prophets and the bride will intertwine here. It is not up to use to bring that about, but God will at the right time. I am not going to do it. Because the spirit of God has to do this at the opening of the seventh seal. Then there has to be a move toward Israel. It goes ahead, the first angel sounds, that is the two prophets message. There will be no overlap where there is a distance between time. There will not be with God, as soon as He has dealt with those seven thunders, when they have sounded, then you take those seven trumpets are getting ready to start sounding too. They are already on the scene in Israel. As I said, there won’t be a lapse of time. It will happen immediately.
Let us go to 1st Peter. 16th verse of the 1st chapter. “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers.” He is telling them, you were not redeemed with the things that your fathers, the tradition of your fathers. “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” He is looking ahead in time. “Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” That is the important thing, by the word of God, being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever. “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” That is the truth, it is word, word, word.
Let us go to Revelation 14:1-5. “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” For they are without fault before the throne of God. Whenever I went into this, I had to look at it in a way that was prevalent for this time even though I got criticism for it. Just because you get criticism do not make you wrong. Just because you think you know everything, do not mean anything. For every one of us is tried before the throne of God, whenever we speak truth it must be unctioned by the Holy Ghost, for it to ever reach the destination which it is to reach in the lives of God’s people. We are not here today on a mission to fulfill a ministry just to be a show, but we are here to fulfill the plan of God. I remember in the Methodist Church some of these preachers would raise their sons up to be preachers, and they would practice before their mother. They got in the pulpit and practiced before their mothers before they ever preached. Is that a calling? But it happened. Now those young preachers that I knew back then, now they are older men and retired, because the Methodist Church retires them at 65. Moses’ ministry started when he was 80. Others started later in their lives. He is not interested in our time on this earth, He is interested in what we will do with our time on earth and how we will treat the word of God and His plan, as we are living it out in this time. God has a time for everything, and there is a place that God has for each ministry that He has called. One cannot overlap the other. Each one must fulfill their part in the plan of God in the hour we are living in. These things I have brought to you, I felt it necessary, to be able to put something together, because I have more things in this that I did not want to mix with it, did not want to overlap it. But, as I look into this and the time that we are in at this time, we see the move of God as He is moving in the ministry and in His people. We are not turning a new leaf, we are living closer to the time when all these things are going to be fulfilled. One day it will all be over, it will all be fulfilled. Whatever is done, will be done, and whatever is to be spoken will be spoken, and there will be no time for rehearsing, no time for remapping or getting things in order, as we think it should be, because God has the order. God knows exactly what He is doing and what needs to be done in this hour.
Restoration of Israel
I am going to go into Zechariah 13. 8th verse, “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.” This is in the middle of the week when this happens. We look at scriptures to see that there are things that will happen in the Middle East, as we go back to the book of Daniel 11th chapter and so on. We see there the beast and what he is doing to the land of Israel, he is dividing it. This is the part of which he is talking about, because he is talking about the third part of it being refined. Then he goes into the 14th chapter and talks how half of Jerusalem will be divided. But you take two thirds of all Israel, it will be taken away under the beast. The other part here, as it says in the 9th verse, I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name and I will hear them. I will say, it is my people, and they shall say, the Lord is my God. So we thank the Lord for that. We see these verses here of what is going to happen to Israel in that last half of the week whenever the treaty is signed between Israel and the beast. It is no signed, as some preachers say, between them and the Muslim world. The Muslim world is already dead at that time. The Muslim faith is going to have her destruction in Ezekiel 38 and 39. That will finish off the Muslim faith, as far as influence is concerned. I am not saying that every Muslim is going to be rutted up, but the influence of that Muslim religion around the world, will be taken off the scene whenever Israel goes against them in the Middle East to take their land back, to get ready for the coming of the Lord. They take their land back and then after that we find Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be a time when the world, the Muslim world will come in to take over Israel. But we find that God will get rid of them in the mountains of Israel. Part of it I know to be Mount Herman, because Mount Herman is a place that is very rugged, very mountainous and everything. I feel that is where part of it will take place whenever God sends hailstones and things of that nature in order to destroy that Muslim religion. A lot of it is going to be destroyed whenever Israel takes over, because they are going to push that Arab community out of their land, which they are in now, push them out. But then the Arabs are not recognized in Ezekiel 38 and 39, because they have already been changed or they have been put out. Ezekiel 38 and 39 will include Russia, Turkey, and some of those nations there, as well as Iran, parts of Iraq and so on. But parts of Iraq is also part of Ishmael’s seed. So we see in the scripture the final windup of what is taking place at this time. Because we are living in the shadow of it, of when it will come about. I do not know how long, but the dreams that are coming and the things that people are seeing, the prophecies that are being given, God is working in His people. He said that in the last days He would. Which carries over into the book of Acts, 2nd chapter. But that is just a part of it, what Peter sees and what he preaches is just a part of it, because there is to be the early and latter rain together, to fall upon Israel. We will go on into the 14th chapter. “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem (That is against Jerusalem, but it is not going to be Jerusalem whenever Armageddon takes place. But it will be here when the beast enters in, after the middle of the week when he enters in to do the things he is supposed to do on his part. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem….) to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, (See? That is what was talking about awhile ago. There will only be one third of the land that will be left, but half of the city, which the Arabs have wanted. But it won’t be delegated to the Arabs at that time, because the beast will take over that until a certain time in that prophecy. Then he will be giving back to the Arab community some of the parts that were taken away whenever Israel did what she was supposed to do, according to the prophecies of the scripture. I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished, and half of the city shall go forth into captivity. Half of it will go forth, that is what the Arabs have been bargaining on, but it is really going to be the beast that will do that. Because he has signed a treaty with Israel. It was not a treaty for them to give up land, it was a treaty as he made it, because they already have got their land back. It will be a treaty that will be broken. In the middle of the week the treaty will be broken, that they have made with Israel. It was not made for a seven year period of time. It was made, but God made it to be seven years of time. Do not ever forget that. It was not a treaty set up for seven years. It lasts seven years because God intervenes in the middle of the week, and so on, therefore we see half of the city shall go into captivity….) and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” That is Jews, the residue of the Jews will not be cut off from the city, that one third part of Israel that is left will have access to that part of the city. But we find that the temple and all that will be taken over by the beast. “Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” Go back into the Old Testament and you will find that, what he is talking about there. “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, (That is Jesus’ return after the second part of the week is over, by the Bride of Jesus Christ and by Jesus himself. We will see that here. His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives….) which is before Jerusalem on the east, (which is toward the mount of Olives, on the east….) and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, (There is that chasm that is in there at that time, that is where the water will come forth in that chasm there, that goes both into the Dead Sea and into the Mediterranean Sea. You see that on down as we look into the waters here, as he talks about it. His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east. If you have ever been there, you have see that. If you ever go, you will see the mount of Olives standing there, which is divided by a valley. But this is going to split the mount of Olives instead of going through that valley, it is going to split it and therefore the waters from the altar will go forth from there. God has something very much in mind here, as He has sent this earthquake to divide the mount of Olives. He has something in mind here, because it is regulated by God. It is a regulated earthquake, it is something that God does that He is particularly putting it where it belongs, ever bit of the mount of Olives all the way to the altar, as it talks about it there. I will go over that again. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west. See?) and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” So there is a split there in the mount of Olives, probably where the path goes through, as we have been up there, that steep grade that you come through. Because it goes into the temple ground. You are looking at the temple ground when you are on the mount of Olives. You are looking into Jerusalem proper there. Then you come out of there into this place. “And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: (go back to 2nd Kings for that) and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” There is the Bride of Jesus Christ arriving with Christ upon the mount of Olives, after it has been split. We find there is a place where the Bride is not going to be divided and put off in some shelter someplace, from the Jewish nation. No. They are going to be very much over all the earth, the Bride of Jesus Christ, as it is speaking here. Then you go into something that talks about how it will be in these last days. But then you go to the 8th verse, “And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.” I have been asked if there would be winter during the time of the Millennium. There will always be. Go back to the book of Genesis 8:22, you will find it there. “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” So you are going from the Millennium to the Eternal Age there when you look at that. The Lord shall be king over all the earth. In that day shall there be one Lord, and His name is one. “All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.” What is he saying there? Beforehand whenever Israel was a nation, then Benjamin was up on top, on top of Jerusalem, which connected to Jerusalem. On the south was Judah, including the city of Jerusalem. But you have a switch here when the Millennium comes. Judah is on top and Benjamin is on the bottom. That is the way God has designated, as you go back into the 46th chapter of Ezekiel. Ezekiel 40-46 is telling you what will be going on during the Millennium. The temple is finished. The people are there, and the hand of the Lord is upon the Jews during that time. Really the word of the Lord goes from Israel and the spirit of God will cover the earth. “And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. And this shall be the plague (The plague. See? He goes back and forth. This will be the plague that is going to happen unto the people that come against Israel in the last day, whenever the tribulation time is over. This is what is going to happen. This shall be the plague….) wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; (See? You go back there where they fought against Jerusalem in the first three verses.) Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, (Bro. Jackson said there will never be an atomic warfare in that last day, or anything of that nature, because it kills off everything. But they have a bomb, a neutron bomb, that only kills people. It do not kill the land, it do not tear up the buildings, just people. Which will be something which will do exactly what these scriptures are talking about. I knew a young man when I was going to school in the Methodist Church, that was from Japan. He talked about what went on, because he would have been a child at the time it happened. He said that peoples flesh, people were walking across a bridge and you can still see their footprints there, where their flesh melted off of them. It melted their eyes, their tongues and their flesh. This is what the atomic bomb does. The neutron bomb will do the same thing but it won’t destroy the land or the cities. So you see here what he is talking about. What is Israel goes to do with the Megiddo Valley? That is their breadbox. They would never be able to use it after this takes place, if it kills off everything. So it has to be a means of warfare that will kill people, that will not destroy the land. What good would it do them if they destroy the land, because that is what they are fighting over. Because they want to get rid of the Jews, and they do not want to disturb the land. So the warfare they will have, will be a different type of warfare. This shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem. Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet….) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” I do not want to be here during that time. Of course that would not be in America anyway. But we are going to have our own troubles, or they are, or somebody is. I do not look forward to it, because I do not look forward to being here. I want to do all I can do in order to escape those days that are coming. Because it is not going to be a pretty sight any where, any way you look at it. The thing that we are going to be looking at is going to be Israel getting her land back. I know there are going to be people killed then, but it has to happen. Because the Bible promised that it would, Micah 7, all the scriptures, Isaiah 60, 49, 65, 66, 19, 2. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, (See? They have gone insane. They do not even know who they are fighting now. Because the devil is getting his last stroke in. He knows now at this time, as you look at it in the 12th chapter of Revelation. They shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour….) and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heaven round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.” Now this goes back to the 10th chapter, this verse does. Then he goes right on back to the other one. Because as he is talking about the gold and the silver, that is what is going to beautify the temple. That is why that is mentioned there. “And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.” This will be the plague that will happen to the animals that been stationed there at that time.
The Law Shall Go Forth From Zion
Let me go from there back to Isaiah 2:1-5. “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, (See? He has began his prophecy in the very beginning before he is ever touched. He is not touched until the 6th chapter. But God had His hand upon him because the scripture teaches us of what happened in the Old Testament to the prophets, because they prophesied as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Not that they had the Holy Ghost, but the Holy Ghost moved them in that time. So we are looking at that. It shall come to pass in the last days….) that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, (the temple) to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” That is where it is going to go. Not to the Bride, the Bride has already got the word. The Bride is going on the same spirit that Jesus Christ has in that day. We will go into that a little later. But it is the same anointing that is on the Bride that will go into all nations and instantly we will know what to do in the time of need, instantly. Because of the spirit of God that is within us. It works in a different way than what it does now, because we do not know everything. The prophets did not know everything. They only prophesied when they were moved by the Holy Ghost, not just randomly. Well, I think I will get up and prophesy today. No. Take the prophecies of Daniel, it was some seventy years that he was there in Babylon, then in Iran, he was in Iran after a certain length of time, because of the Iranians which was at that time. So we find that he was moved from there unto that place. “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we shall walk in his paths.” That is talking about the natural people that will be left in that time. The sheep people, then the woman of Revelation 12, which she will not be a part of the sheep people. But she will already be in her place before the sheep people begin to hear the word of the Lord that comes from the 144,000. Because the 144,000, maybe I did not make it altogether clear in that 11th verse of Revelation 10. But you take at the beginning of the two prophets ministry, which goes into the 144,000, they are going to be preaching the things that the two prophets have told them to preach, or they have learned from the two prophets, let me put it that way. Just like we have learned from our former people, like Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson. We are still keeping those sayings. We did not throw them away, we are just going a little further. I am not ashamed to say that, we have, we have gone a little bit further. I think that either one of them would be disappointed to know that we hadn’t gone any further. “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” They are not going to be practicing war. They are not going to have war machines, not until the very last whenever the devil is let loose for a little season. A little season is going to last for some time. I do not know how long it will be, but it is going to be for awhile. Maybe five years, I do not know. But that little season in the plan of God is very short. I was thinking when I woke up, the thousand years, you find that young people are going to get older by the time the Millennium is over. Then you are going to have the young people that are being born during the Millennium, because of what the Bible says, they will lean upon their staff for very age. But when the Eternal Age comes, then God is going to bring it back to where they won’t age anymore. There will be no more age. God do not age. God is just as fresh as He was when He created the heavens and the earth. He hasn’t lost one bit of His power. He still has everything in His hand. He is just waiting until the time that we are ready, or that everyone has come in to make themselves Bride people. He is waiting until that time comes, for the finishing up of His church. I know there are things to take place in the endtime, but God is gradually, gradually moving us up unto the plateau where He is expecting. Because we have to grow up in Him, to where the flesh has no more influence over the spirit. Our spirit can regulate our flesh, it can cause our flesh to do what is necessary. Because we must have rulership of our flesh. Paul said, I die daily. Every every day he is submitting himself under the plan of God, to where that by the time he is ready to go, in the 4th chapter of 2nd Timothy, he said, I am now ready to go and the time of my departure is at hand. So whenever he thought he was ready, he said, I am not only ready to go to Jerusalem, but I am ready to die at Jerusalem. When he got there, then things began to change. Because he began to plead for his life. We make statements sometime, but when we look into the eyes of God, you might ask, how are you going to look into the eyes of God? Right here, (Bible) this is the eyes of God, His word. His word is His eyes. His leadership that we are expecting, we are expecting Bride people. Because the same thing that Paul said, and Revelation 17 says, His wife hath made herself ready. She has raised her expectations from here to here, to cover our very intellect. God is good. “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” He is saying these things, but in the 6th chapter, he sees himself. Isaiah sees himself. He said, woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips and live in the midst of people of unclean lips. Then the tongs that he sees come from the altar, which is a spiritual thing. Because if he had used those tongs like it had the fire from the altar, it would have burned his lips. No, it was to speak the word of God, as he has been commissioned. Isaiah gives you an outline of everything of the New Testament, which Bro. Branham said there are 66 chapters in it, there are 66 books of the Bible, and he said the book of Isaiah is a Bible in itself. It takes you from creation to the crucifixion, as in Isaiah 53, to the crucifixion, then on into the endtime, right into the Millennium and beyond.
Thy Kingdom Come
Now I want to go to Matthew 6. I wonder if Matthew 6 has anything to do with it? He is talking about prayer. Verse 7, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. (In this prayer He is talking about, Thy kingdom come. He is praying to the Father. He goes all the way into the Eternal Age there.) Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (You have to go beyond the Millennium to get that. His prayer is reaching all the way into the Eternal Age, because who is He praying to? He is praying to His Father. Then He says this….) Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” He is saying a lot there. There is a lot said throughout the scripture that men have looked over, that was prevalent for our time and beyond our time, that we are living now. Time will go into eternity. Eternity is where nothing ages. From eternity to eternity, He is God. Whatever is in eternity does not age. Because there won’t be any age. It said the knowledge of the Lord will fill the earth as the waters fill the sea. The knowledge of the Lord, that cannot come until the Eternal Age. Because there is still learning in the Millennium. Everything, by the end of the Millennium, when it is over, and the great white throne judgment, everything that makes it through that, because age is a curse. It is. Because God said to Adam, the day that you eat thereof, ye shall surely die. He never made his thousand years. But talk about the Millennium, the very aged will live out their days, during the Millennium. They will be old, they will be walking with a staff maybe, as the scripture says. But they are still aging during that thousand years, not like we are now. Because it said a child shall die at a hundred. Somebody that is not listening, some child that is not reverent, the devil is bound, but there is just a stubborn will in some people. As the old saying goes, that old boy is meaner than the devil. That may not be a good illustration, but it is the truth. The devil is not necessarily out here trying to get everybody hooked on drugs and all this, because he do not have any point in that. He just wants them to do bad and do wrong, and not get caught. But they say where they have marijuana, where they first legalized it in Colorado, they went into certain places in Denver and the people were stoned. They said, we dare not go to the worst places. My! Because they live, not like animals, animals do not live like that. Man is the only creature God has made that can go below the animal kingdom. Like rats in a rat hole, just destruction.
Here is something Bro. Jackson touched on, Romans 8, verses 14-17. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Isn’t that plain. As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they “are” the sons of God. “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” The Spirit of God witnesses with our spirit, with our inwards. That is the way you recognize whether you are a child of God or not. Whenever God deals in our life in a certain way, and the Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, (If we are children, then we become heirs, heirs of God. That is our adopted Father that took us from the strongholds of the enemy, and placed us in His great relationship, to let us know, you are my child. Follow me, Jesus said to His disciples.) and joint-heirs with Christ.” This is where Bro. Jackson got his message, that in the Eternal Age, that Jesus will be our elder brother, and God will be the universal rulership. He will rule over the earth like it was meant to be from the very beginning, then sin entered in. Sin did not enter in six thousand years ago. Sin entered in, in ages back whenever the devil rejected God. That is the first sin. Because he went against the plan of God, the same way he instructed the serpent to do unto Eve. He knew what he was doing, because he was the father of it all. For thousands of years there, there was an Ice Age, until God decided that it was time to let everything thaw out. When the earth thawed out, the ground was already there. It just took a long time for the refrigerator to defrost. There had to first be light, then the light began to shine. In the beginning was the heaven and the earth. Then you come to the light. The light began to shine, then the sun and moon breaks through the clouds, breaks through the mist, and begins to shine upon the earth, and it is six thousand years before anything begins to grow. When it began to grow, then God began to place everything back in it’s original. The trees, petrified forest, the trees and all were already here at one time. God froze up His seeds. He did not have to replant. He just said, Sun, shine. And mists, come down. That is the way He saw it. There will be rain during the Millennium. Let us look at these scriptures. And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. As I said awhile ago, He is our elder brother. He will be the one that will inherit, then He will place the inheritance in the hands of His children, whom He has trusted to do His will while He was here upon the earth, and thereafter, those that were born again by the Spirit of God. Instead of going any further, I believe I will stop right there.
Continued next edition…